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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on February 20

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, February 20, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Bronx's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening February 20. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through February 24, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

Toddler Story Time - Westbury Friends School
Through May 31, 2012 - Westbury

Toddlers can enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays. A light snack and plenty of social interaction will be provided. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child.

Aida - Metropolitan Opera
February 20, 2012 -

Verdi's vision of ancient Egypt is grandly realized with the help of the Met's unparalleled musical forces -- and every one of its stage elevators. Violeta Urmana and Marcelo Álvarez star as the ill-fated lovers. Stephanie Blythe sings Amneris for the first time at the Met.

Projects 96: Haris Epaminonda - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 20, 2012 - Manhattan

Berlin-based artist Haris Epaminonda (b. 1980, Nicosia, Cyprus) is internationally known for her photographic assemblages constructed from books and magazines of the 1950s and 1960s, and for her video installations, in which film and television footage culled from Greek soap operas, are reshot or re-edited in new sequences with a single soundtrack that provides an acoustic link. This exhibition presents Epaminonda's three-channel video installation Tarahi IIII, V, VI (2007), part of an ongoing series that enlists the use of reverse shooting, montage, cuts, superimposition, and repetition of motifs to address the permeability of memory. Favoring a slowed-down, filmic flow and the lush colors one associates with the saturated hues of Douglas Sirk's melodramas, these enigmatic videos are presented in a new installation involving sculptural and architectural structures—columns, pedestals, drapery, and niches—specifically conceived for the space at MoMA. The exhibition marks the 40th anniversary of the Projects series, which has played a critical part in the Museum's contemporary art programs.

Voices United - Radio City Music Hall
February 20, 2012 -

Voices United will feature a nationally-recruited 600-voice festival chorus. Award-winning conductor, Eric Knapp, will lead the event, including specially-arranged choral pieces and appearances by celebrity guests. Performances by the casts from Broadway hits MEMPHIS and Sister Act and a special presentation of the Father George Moore and Paul Creston Awards. On this star-studded night, the Voices United benefit concert looks to raise both voices and resources to provide hope for so many New Yorkers, specifically mothers and children, living in challenging situations.

Extended Holiday Hours - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
February 20, 2012 - Valley Cottage

Bounce Trampoline Sports opens its doors early on the President's Day school holiday. Let your kids run, jump, and have fun at this funky indoor playspace which has a separate area for young children. Higher fees apply for older kids.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
February 20, 2012 - Wilton

Independent listeners ages 4-6 years come for stories, short films, songs and crafts. No registration necessary.

Family Flicks for Winter Break - 'The Breakfast Club' - The Picture House
February 20, 2012 - Pelham

The quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring some of the hottest young stars of that decade. Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Clarie, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These 5 strangers hold nothing in common at the start, yet the students bond when faced with the villanous principal, realizing they have more in common than they think. Rated "R"; 1985; 97 minutes.

Holiday Break Mini-Camp - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
February 20, 2012 - Cornwall

Drop off children in grades K-3rd grade for some winter fun while they learn about wildlife. Participants will enjoy animal presentations, stories, crafts, and activities. Pre-registration is required.

Winter Break Craft and Baking Camp - Cupcake Corner Too
February 20, 2012 - Garden City

The fun is non-stop as kids make pizza, sugar cookies and cupcakes, chocolate lollipops, decorate aprons, paint ceramic figurines and cupcake banks, dance, play games, and more. Lunch and snack served. Call to reserve a spot.

Royal Hanneford Circus - Westchester County Center
February 20, 2012 - White Plains

The Royal Hanneford Circus is coming to town for the President's Day Weekend. The show will feature terrific tigers, acrobats, mother and baby elephants, the human cannon ball, ATV daredevils, trapeze stars, and much more! Tickets are available at the Westchester County Center Box Office, at www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling call 1-800-745-3000.

Movies for Kids (And Their Families): Time Bandits - Jacob Burns Film Center
February 20, 2012 - Pleasantville

An exuberant, vivid fantasy about a suburban boy who joins a group of renegade time-traveling dwarves. Together they plunder and loot their way from era to era, encountering the likes of Agamemnon, Napoleon, and Robin Hood along the way. Funny and offbeat with convincing homemade special effects, this piece of movie magic was written and directed by Monty Python alum Terry Gilliam. (Rated "PG." 1981, 116 min.)

Morning Farm Chores - Muscoot Farm
February 20, 2012 - Katonah

Help the farm staff care for the animals and enjoy breakfast afterwards. Pre-registration required; space is limited.

President's Week with The Muppets - Museum of the Moving Image
February 20, 2012 - Astoria

Dudley Moore and Lily Tomlin join the Muppets in an hour of hilarious movie spoofs. Kermit hosts the festivities, introducing Muppet-fied versions of Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, and Heat Wave with you-know-who in the part of Marilyn Monroe, and many others.

Adrinka Stamping Fun - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 20, 2012 - Crown Heights

Celebrate Martin Luther King and his message of tolerance by making an art piece using African Adinkra symbols of hope, love and friendship to take home.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
February 20, 2012 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support group meetings for parents two Mondays per month. Please call for more information.

Storytelling with Movement - Stepping Stones Museum
February 20, 2012 - Norwalk

Storytelling accompanied by yoga-based movement in the Performance Gallery.

"Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3...Imagine!" - The Theater at Madison Square Garden
February 20, 2012 - Manhattan

Sing and dance along with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and all your favorite "Sesame Street" in this high-energy musical that will transport you to far away places as Ernie captains the high seas, Elmo dances to the rhythm of the African rainforest, and Bert meets an octopus who has the blues. It's a story of adventure and fun that teaches children they can be anyone, do anything, and go anywhere with the power of imagination. Get there an hour before the show to experience Play Zone (free with your ticket to the show), where kids can sit in Big Bird's nest, pop up in Oscar the Grouch's trash can, twirl in Zoe's dance studio, and visit Elmo's World. (And you never know who will make an appearance!)

Brooklyn Aviators Hockey - Aviator Sports
February 20, 2012 - Marine Park

The Brooklyn Aviators have returned to their home base at Aviator Sports (in Floyd Bennett Field) for another season of hockey excitement. Come and support them as they battle for domination in the newly formed Federal Hockey League.

WonderSpark Puppets presents 'Little Red Riding Hood' - Long Island Children's Museum
February 20, 2012 - Garden City

Enjoy the fun and whimsy of this familiar fairy tale. Little Red is sent into the woods to deliver a basket of goodies to her sick grandma, but a wolf wants the basket for himself. Will Little Red be able to outsmart the wolf and save her grandma?

Delighting in de Kooning - Long Island Children's Museum
February 20, 2012 - Garden City

Calling all artists! Learn about abstract art and what inspired the artist Willem de Kooning. Be inspired by nature. Mix your own paint palette to capture the feelings of the winter season.

Tin for Ten - Long Island Children's Museum
February 20, 2012 - Garden City

The traditional 10th anniversary gift is tin or aluminum. Help LICM celebrate its 10th year on Museum Row by helping to build the ultimate tin trophy. Add to the artwork by building a collaborative sculpture using an exciting array of tin, aluminum, and other shiny materials.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
February 20, 2012 - Garden City

Tots will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream, and Play-Doh in this class full of artistic activities that everyone loves but no one wants to clean up after. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children 18 months to 4 years.

Engineering Day - NY Hall of Science
February 20, 2012 - Corona

Do your kids like to tinker? Come to the NY Hall of Science to celebrate national Engineers Week with hands-on activities that explore engineering.

How Sweet It Is! - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
February 20, 2012 - Stamford

Enjoy a Maple Sugar Open House and see how the sugaring season is progressing. Learn about the ecology of chocolate and make a chocolate craft to take home. Take a winter farm tour to see how all of the sweet spring babies have grown up. At 2:30, make some s'mores over the campfire.

Winter Break Camp- “Anatomy of Me" - FasTracKids
February 20, 2012 - Bellmore

Children will have fun exploring the skeletal, respiratory, digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems. They will also be involved in building the layers of their bodies as their week-long project. Call for price and more information.

Watson Adventures' Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
February 20, 2012 - Manhattan

Adults and kids ages 7 and older work together to uncover the secrets of Grand Central Terminal. To win, you'll have to go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, learn a secret about the stars, find TV celebs in the food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central Market, learn the arrival time of a "ghost" train, and think like Willy Wonka in the Transit Museum Gallery. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, and vice versa. Advance purchase is required at www.watsonadventures.com.

Trash to Treasures - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
February 20, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Turn household items into fun crafts.

Climb the Lighthouse - Montauk Lighthouse
Through February 20, 2012 - Montauk

For safety reasons, children under 41 inches in height are free, but may not climb the tower nor be carried up the tower.

President's Day: Flubber Film n' Fun - Cold Spring Habor Whaling Museum
February 20, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Learn about sources of goo from the ocean and have some stretchy fun by creating your own slime batch. Enjoy a showing of Disney's film Flubber (rated PG) and snacks. RSVP.

New York Islanders vs. Ottawa Senators - Nassau Coliseum
February 20, 2012 - Uniondale

No work? No school? Take your family to the President's Day Celebration when the Islanders face off against the Ottawa Senators. Mascot meet and greet starts at 11:30am. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and other NHL mascots will be appearing. For more information, call 1-800-882-ISLES Ext.3 or visit newyorkislanders.com

Winter Break Baking Camp - Cupcake Corner Too
February 20, 2012 - Garden City

Kids will make their own individual pizzas, make and decorate sugar cookies and cupcakes, make chocolate lollipops, decorate aprons, paint ceramic figurines and cupcake banks, dance, play games, and more. There will be a full nutritional lunch and snack each day.

February Holiday Program Break - Friedberg JCC
February 20, 2012 - Oceanside

Your little ones, 3 to 5 years old, and your older ones, up to 5th Grade, will be jumping for joy when you introduce them to the Center's Holiday Mini-Camp. A wide range of fun and interactive activities await them.

LEND A HELPING HAND BAKING WORKSHOPS WITH LILCHEFS.COM - Ronald McDonald House of Long Island
February 20, 2012 - New Hyde Park

Come crack some eggs, sift some flour, and mix up some patriotic treats for the families staying at The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. Volunteer bakers from ages 6-16 will feel proud to whip up some delicious desserts that will put a smile on the faces of children undergoing medical treatments. Advance payment and registration required.

Meet the Author: Maira Kalman - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
February 20, 2012 - Upper West Side

The award-winning artist and author reads from "Looking at Lincoln." From his boyhood in a log cabin to his famous Presidency and untimely death, Kalman shares Lincoln's remarkable life with young readers. Her charming text and bold artwork make history come alive in a fresh and exciting way.

History Days - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
February 20, 2012 - Upper West Side

Show off your Presidential history skills in a family quiz show (2pm), drop in for some art making (1-4pm), or join one of the Presidential history scavenger hunts throughout the day.

Jr. Police Academy: Mid-Winter Recess Program - New York City Police Museum
February 20, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

In this drop-off program, kids will explore the exhibits at the museum and participate in science and art activities. Today, children will conduct CSI chemistry experiments, including fingerprinting and invisible ink. Programs are facilitated by the museum's manager of education, who has more than 15 years experience in education. Register for one day or for the whole week. Registration required at www.nycpm.org.

Pinkalicious - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
February 20, 2012 - Bellmore

Pinkalicious can't help herself; she loves pink cupcakes and everything pink. When her obsession leads to a condition called pinkititis which renders her pink from head to toe, it's time for some changes.

Victorian Watercolor Painting - Conklin Barn
Through February 20, 2012 - Huntington

Adults and children in 4th grade and older learn traditional English watercolor and ink drawing. After completing this class, attendees have the skills to transfer a drawing to paper, use a dip-type pen with bottle ink, and apply watercolors in layers with precision.

Art Workshop: Sheila Hicks - Children's Museum of the Arts
February 20, 2012 - SoHo

Explore a weaving project using the artist Sheila Hicks as your inspiration. For ages 5 and older.

Phineas and Ferb's School Break - The Children's Safari
February 20, 2012 - Valley Stream

Come see what Phineas and Ferb are going to do today during their day off from school. Join them in creating a special craft project, face painting, tattoos, dancing and more. (1st appearance 11:45am, 2nd appearance 2pm). Choice of pizza or hot dogs or Kosher snack and juice included with admission. Don’t forget your camera.

February Drop Off Program - The Children's Safari
February 20, 2012 - Valley Stream

Art and Science (for ages 4-12) sparks imaginative learning when school is out. Allow your child to experience firsthand how much fun art and science can be. For younger children (ages 2-3) music, story, and craft is a great way to keep them entertained and motivated.

Disney's Beauty & the Beast Jr - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
February 20, 2012 - Smithtown

A Tale as Old as Time performed by Long Island's most talented youth.

Victorian Tea Party - Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
February 20, 2012 - Huntington Station

This fun and informative program includes role-playing while teaching social skills, self-esteem and confidence. Children learn dining manners for their snack of ice tea or apple juice and sandwich or munchkins. (Since children have likes/dislikes and allergies, adults provide the snack for their child.) Participants also practice table setting, proper telephone manners and introductions. Limited enrollment, pre-registration required. A guided tour of the Walt Whitman Birthplace is included.

Victorian Tea Party - Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
February 20, 2012 - Huntington Station

This fun and informative program includes role-playing while teaching social skills, self-esteem and confidence. Children learn dining manners for their snack of ice tea or apple juice and sandwich or munchkins. (Since children have likes/dislikes and allergies, adults provide the snack for their child.) Participants also practice table setting, proper telephone manners and introductions. Limited enrollment, pre-registration required. A guided tour of the Walt Whitman Birthplace is included.

ACTIVE PLAY SPECIAL - ACTIVE KIDZ
February 20, 2012 - Jericho

The Active Play Special includes a 4-Level adventure maze, eye play interactive floor and 30 minutes of inflatables.

I Heart Mug-Days - Piece of my Art
February 20, 2012 - Port Washington

Paint a one-of-a-kind and totally drink safe Heart Mug

Holiday Mini Camp - The Little Gym - Roslyn
February 20, 2012 - Roslyn

The Little Gym camps combine physical activity and games with arts, crafts and special events. Each week offers an interactive learning theme and each day brings a different, creative lesson plan. Plus, flexible scheduling options allow you to sign up for several weeks, a single week or even just a day at at time.

Seal Cruise - The Riverhead Foundation
February 20, 2012 - Freeport

Sail aboard Captain Lou Fleet to view winter harbor seal populations throughout Hempstead Bay. A naturalist will be on board to discuss biology and behavior of seals and other marine life encountered. Proceeds support the New York State Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program.

Vegan Parenting 101 with Chloe Jo Davis and Alexandra Jamieson - Space on White
February 20, 2012 - Manhattan

Join Mercy For Animals, GirlieGirl Army's Chloe Jo Davis, and co-star of "Super Size Me" Alexandra Jamieson -- two vegan mamas -- as they dispel myths about vegan parenting and give parents the skinny on raising a healthy and compassionate vegan family. You'll also get tips on saving cash at the supermarket, staying plant-strong during pregnancy, and planning cruelty-free school lunches for your little ones. To RSVP, email Eddie Garza at eddieg@mercyforanimals.org or call 214-609-4066. Alexandra Jamieson, also known as "Healthy Chef Alex," is a holistic health counselor, chef, mom, and co-host of "Little Sprouts, Big City." Jamieson is the author of "Vegan Cooking for Dummies," "Living Vegan for Dummies," and "The Great American Detox Diet." She has appeared on "Oprah" and in the award-winning documentary "Super Size Me." Chloe Jo Davis is an activist, writer, green expert, animal rescuer, radio host, online personality, and ethical fashion expert. She is the editor-in-chief of GirlieGirlArmy.com, a glamazon guide to green living.

Jon B - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 20, 2012 - New York

Jon B is an accomplished musician and a noted songwriter and producer. His is a richly textured body of music, a testament to one man's love for all things soul. B's career in music took off right from the start with his platinum-selling debut Bonafide (1995), which was particularly notable for "Someone to Love," a duet with Babyface. B's subtle command of the R&B scene has continued throughout the last decade. "I'm changing with the times and I am a grown man that knows about love, and I'm not afraid to express it," B declares. "It's one thing to talk a good game saying you got swagger, but it's another to make people feel comfortable and inspired ... that's Comfortable Swagg!"

February Break Theater Arts Workshops - Not Just Art
February 20, 2012 - Oyster Bay

Experience spontaneity and cooperation through play in this joyful hour of improvisation, storytelling, songs, creative movement, and non-competitive theater games. May also be combined with Open Art Studio for a full afternoon of creativity. Call to register.

February Break Music Classes - Not Just Art
February 20, 2012 - Oyster Bay

A playful musical morning of songs and rhythm chants, instruments and props, and lots of creative movement to keep the fun rocking and rolling. Children from birth to 4 years with caregivers are welcome. Please call to register.

February Break Open Studio - Not Just Art
February 20, 2012 - Oyster Bay

Enjoy the only ice we may see this winter. Make rainbow salt crystal paintings, glue sculptures, prints, festive Mardi Gras collage masks, dig into ice art excavations, and other fun self-paced art activities. One hour and hour and a half options. Children younger than 4 years must have an adult present onsite.

President's Week Pop-In PayTime - Pump It up of Great Neck
February 20, 2012 - Great Neck

You and your child are invited play on giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables during Pump It Up Pop-In Playtime. The sessions promote social development and physical fitness while bouncing, sliding, climbing, and jumping. Make new friends in a safe, clean, climate controlled environment. Call to reserve your spot.

First Annual Frances Perkins Forum at Adelphi University - Adelphi University
Through February 21, 2012 - Garden City

The Adelphi University Ruth S. Ammon School of Education is pleased to present the First Annual Frances Perkins Forum, featuring author Kirsten Downey. This professional development forum for educators, entitled “The Living New Deal in New York,” is a two-day inaugural event. The forum will explore the art, theatre and literature of Depression-era New York; integrate the culture and history of the New Deal into common core learning standards; and discover new ways to use media in the classroom. The first day will be on February 20, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City NY. The second day will take place on February 21, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Ruth S. Harley University Center, room 313. In the mid-90s, Downey was primarily writing articles and columns about the American workplace, tracking employment statistics and emerging trends. This work led her to research industrial fires, where she learned about the Triangle Fire and an intriguing young witness to the tragedy, Frances Perkins. As Franklin D. Roosevelt’s friend and ally, Perkins would help the president fight the economic ravages caused by the Great Depression and make great strides toward improving workplace conditions. Downey grew fascinated with this middle class woman who lacked both wealth and status, but still managed to become secretary of labor. In 2009, her biography of Frances Perkins, “The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience,” was published by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday. As a staff writer for the Washington Post, Downey revealed the ways in which rampant speculation by banks and loan associations in the 1980s led to the collapse of the real estate industry. In 1990, she was named a finalist for the Livingston award for outstanding young journalist in America for her coverage of a widespread fraud in which investors abused government loan programs to buy apartments in low-rent rent neighborhoods, thereby allowing drug dealers to infiltrate the once stable communities. In 2008, Downey shared in the Pulitzer Prize awarded to the Washington Post staff for coverage of the Virginia Tech tragedy. She profiled two heroic professors, Liviu Librescu and Kevin Granata, who died protecting their students. The Program fee is $150.00. Attendees are also eligible for 15 hours of professional development credits. Registration deadline is February 15, 2012. Space is limited. To register for the First Annual Frances Perkins Forum, visit Adelphi.edu/frances-perkins. For more information regarding the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, please visit education.adelphi.edu. About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

FEBRUARY VACATION NATURE CAMP - For Grades K - 3 - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through February 23, 2012 - Scarsdale

An action-packed camp for the February school vacation. GNC naturalists will involve, amuse, stimulate, and inform children with different activities each day, including animal study, nature crafts, nature exploration, and nature games. Morning snack included. Lunch should be sent with child each day. Enrollment is limited; pre-registration and pre-payment required online to hold a place. Camp runs 4 days: February 20, 21, 22 and 23.

Winter Vacation Adventures--ages 6 to 9 - Maritime Aquarium
Through February 24, 2012 - Norwalk

Spend the break learning about marine life with a class covering a specific topic and accompanying activities. Sign up for one or more days. Each day offers a different subject. A five-day class for children ages 9-12 is also being offered. Check the website for details. Pre-care from 8:30am to 9:30am is available for $15. Bring a bag lunch and a snack. Call ext. 206 to register.

Winter Science Camp - New York Botanical Garden
Through February 24, 2012 - Bronx

The annual winter break from school can be a great opportunity to keep curiosity alive for young children and bring inspiration even on a cold, wintery day. The New York Botanical Garden is offering the first-ever Winter Science Camp, a full five days of daily discoveries and hands-on fun for kids ages 8-10 years old. This year's theme, Plant Pioneers, will focus on investigating the fascinating world of plants as inspired by plant pioneer, George Washington Carver. Plant Pioneers will provide playful and creative opportunities for children to participate in exciting experiments, hand-on activities, and fun science games and crafts. Highlights of the children's activities will include running their own experiments, exploring the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, making paint from plants, and riding on the Garden's tram. February 20-24, from 9am-4pm. Extended care is available from 8-9am, and from 4-5:30pm for an additional fee. Space is limited. Call 718-817-8181 to register.

Vacation Art Week at Guild Hall - Guild Hall
Through February 24, 2012 - East Hampton

Create an art project during the break. To register call ext. 19 or email michelle@guildhall.org.

Midwinter Recess - Jr. Police Academy - New York City Police Museum
Through February 24, 2012 -

1-3:30 pm each day. Ages: 6-10. Drop-off your children at the Museum for an afternoon of fun learning about the police and museum collections. Children will explore the exhibits at the museum, and participate in science and art activities. On Monday children will conduct CSI chemistry experiments including fingerprinting and invisible ink. On Tuesday the children will learn about the way police move around the city then build and create their own police vehicles. Wednesday will focus on the way police communicate with one another and make string phones. Thursday will focus on learning about museum collections and museum exhibits and children will build their own shoebox exhibits. Friday we will use all of our skills to solve a mystery. Programs are facilitated by the Manager of Education, with over 15 years experience in education. Register for one day, or all week.

Winter Art Workshops - Parrish Art Museum
Through February 24, 2012 - Southampton

Celebrate your school vacation with creative workshops and visual arts. You may register your child or children for one to five days. Children are divided into the studio spaces by age groups. Registration and payment required. Call ext. 30 or visit the website to register.

Mini Camp - Sportime USA
Through February 24, 2012 - Elmsford

Unlimited use of Laser Tag, Climbing Wall, XD Theater, Bumper Cars, Soft Adventure, Amusement Rides, and Spider Climb, plus 20 Game Credits. Special Activities include Arts & Crafts and Movie Time. Also includes pizza, drinks, and snacks. Half-day and full-day available. Discounts available for multiple dates. Fully trained staff will supervise. Reservations required; please call 914-592-2111, x2 and ask for Jackie.

Jackson Heights 3am - Queens Theatre
Through February 25, 2012 - Corona

Curious about what kind of Jackson Heights comes out after dark? Gather the family to see a multicultural cast of 24 actors bring to life livery cab drivers, police officers, Bangladeshi insomniacs, expatriate ER doctors, Ecuadorian waitresses, Colombian drag queens, and other denizens of the neighborhood.

Bilingual Birdies: Spanish Program - Ottendorfer Public Library
Through February 25, 2012 - Manhattan

A Spanish language and live music program for children ages newborn to 5 years old with a parent/caregiver. The bilingual musicians teach through music, movement, puppetry, and games.

Prima Donna - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through February 25, 2012 - Fort Greene

Rufus Wainwright makes his first foray into opera with Prima Donna, a meditation on the fine line between fame and failure. "[A] love song to opera, soaked in the perennial operatic themes of loss, betrayal, delusion and nostalgia, and saturated in the musical styles of opera's golden age" (The Times, London), this work is presented by City Opera in its US premiere after thrilling audiences at the Manchester International Festival, Sadler's Wells, and Toronto's Luminato Festival. Rising star Melody Moore sings the tour-de-force role of a once-acclaimed soprano, haunted by her past success and her present reality as she seeks to return to the spotlight. Director Tim Albery leads this new production featuring a French language libretto by Wainwright and Bernadette Colomine.

Spanish Speaking Parenting - Saltzman Community Center
Through February 25, 2012 - Hempstead

Enhance your parenting skills in this 6-week course. Topics covered include strengthening the parent-child relationship, effective discipline, raising healthy children, co-parenting together, time management and building a support system. This class meets Saturdays. Call to register.

Parenting Group - Saltzman Community Center
Through February 25, 2012 - Hempstead

Enhance your parenting skills in this 6-week course. Topics covered include strengthening the parent-child relationship, effective discipline, raising healthy children, co-parenting together, time management, and building a support system. This class meets on Saturdays. Please call to register.

'Resourced: The Influence of Photography in Contemporary Art' - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through February 25, 2012 - New York

Artists’ Reception: Thursday February 2nd (6-8pm) Nearest subway: C,E @ 23rd St & 8th Ave Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present Resourced, an exhibition of eight contemporary artists who use photography to create and sometimes inspire their art making. Each artist appropriates certain aspects and assets afforded by the camera, creating work that is referential but independent in spirit. The featured artists are: Ryan Bradley, Mary Henderson, David Lyle, Tim Okamura, Fahamu Pecou, James Rieck, Aristides Ruiz, and Cayce Zavaglia. Although the advent of the Daguerreotype utilized and revolutionized the principles of the camera obscura by capturing images in the early nineteenth century, the use of the camera obscura as a preparatory tool for artists dates as far back as the Renaissance when in 1490, Leonardo da Vinci wrote the first detailed description of the camera obscura in his “Atlantic Codex.” Resourced presents a contemporary look at the influences and inspiration borne from the platforms of photography, ranging from found vernacular photography to self-portraiture. Collectively, the exhibition reveals the inexhaustible possibilities of how an artist can appropriate and re-contextualize a photographic image into a distinct conceptual perspective through various other media. The artists’ methodology of capturing a moment or finding inspiration is as subjective as their aesthetic point of view. Some artists choose to take a traditional approach by staging studio shoots that generate self-produced photographs open for creative transformation. This can be seen in Ryan Bradley’s digitally manipulated shots of muse Adi Neumann that result in ornate hand drawn deconstructions of the female figure, Fahamu Pecou’s painted self-portrait that evolves into a parody of contemporary media, Cayce Zavaglia’s intimate and striking portrait of her daughter, Abbi, that becomes a painstaking hand stitched embroidery on canvas, and Tim Okamura’s expressive and provocative oil portrait of friends that he intuitively situates within urban environments of New York and its surrounding boroughs. Others artists seize captured moments from the past and present for re-contextualization, thereby transforming the original source material via personal and societal prisms into another place and time. David Lyle’s use of found vernacular prints and vintage photographs are cleverly reimaged and redefined within our contemporary zeitgeist, executed in his limited use of only black paint. Mary Henderson’s oil paintings source images from photo-sharing websites that she alters compositionally into an intentional public image executed in paramount technical detail. Aristides Ruiz’s hyperrealist ballpoint drawings metamorphose extracted shots of animated New York streets into baffling renderings of urban life. And finally, James Rieck’s appropriation of commercial advertising into deliberately cropped photo-realist paintings truncates contemporary culture to its essence. As Lyons Wier Gallery specializes in “conceptual realism”, the common ground shared in Resourced is the realist platform that photography allows and the conceptual leap the artist affords.

PARTNER YOGA - The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Through February 25, 2012 - Staten Island

“Join us for a winter yoga program at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art on Saturday, February 4th, 11th and 25th from 2:30 - 3:30PM. Sean McCann and Lauren Tacconi will present this series of workshops. Connect deeper to your work out, your partner and to your sense of peace with partner yoga. Great for couples, friends and family; partner yoga encourages not only individual perseverance but also joint appreciation and improved communication. Create a sense of connection and community with your loved one as your participate in the practice of yoga together. This class is appropriate for students of all levels. Sean McCann is a graduate of National Personal Training Institute and has been working as a personal trainer on Staten Island for 7 years. He assists in teaching this series with Lauren Tacconi, graduate of The American Yoga Academy. Lauren has been teaching yoga for 3 years and has been teaching parent-child toga for over one year. Sean and Lauren have a holistic approach to teaching and training; always encouraging individuals to seek wellness in all areas of living. Refreshments will be served before and after class. To register, please call 718-987-3500. In case of inclement weather, please call the Museum. The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is located at 338 Lighthouse Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Parking is available on the street in front of the Museum.”

Partner Yoga - Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
Through February 25, 2012 - Staten Island

Join us for a winter yoga program at the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art on Saturday, February 4th, 11th and 25th from 2:30 - 3:30PM. Sean McCann and Lauren Tacconi will present this series of workshops. Connect deeper to your work out, your partner and to your sense of peace with partner yoga. Great for couples, friends and family; partner yoga encourages not only individual perseverance but also joint appreciation and improved communication. Create a sense of connection and community with your loved one as your participate in the practice of yoga together. This class is appropriate for students of all levels. Sean McCann is a graduate of National Personal Training Institute and has been working as a personal trainer on Staten Island for 7 years. He assists in teaching this series with Lauren Tacconi, graduate of The American Yoga Academy. Lauren has been teaching yoga for 3 years and has been teaching parent-child toga for over one year. Sean and Lauren have a holistic approach to teaching and training; always encouraging individuals to seek wellness in all areas of living. Refreshments will be served before and after class. To register, please call 718-987-3500. In case of inclement weather, please call the Museum. The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is located at 338 Lighthouse Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Parking is available on the street in front of the Museum.

Weird Science - Mystic Aquarium
Through February 25, 2012 - Mystic

Experience Weird Science at Mystic Aquarium during February school vacation week. Curiosity, learning and wonder will heighten with all of the weird and wonderful demonstrations, hands-on activities and displays throughout the aquarium. Do you know what happens when you put Ivory soap in the microwave? Come find out - it’s going to be really big! Watch bubbles grow and burst with a burst of “smoke” as we combine water, soap and carbon dioxide. In our kids zone, there will be fun interactive tables with insta-snow and flubber. Through hands-on fun, learn how belugas use their blubber to stay warm and find out how animals see the world. Take part in a scavenger hunt and discover cool animals throughout the aquarium, including some that carry their babies in their mouths! Daily activities are from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and are included with aquarium admission.

Greg Haberny: 'Prelude to Mommy's Little Monster' - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through February 25, 2012 - New York

GREG HABERNY SOLO INSTALLATION Prelude to Mommy’s Little Monster February 2 – 25, 2012 Opening Reception: Thursday February 2nd, 2012 6-8pm Lyons Wier Gallery 542 West 24th St., New York, NY 10011 Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11-6pm Nearest subway: C,E @ 23rd St & 8th Ave. Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to feature a special installation in the back gallery space by New York artist Greg Haberny entitled Mommy's Little Monster. The presentation is a prelude to his forthcoming solo exhibition at Lyons Wier Gallery this October. Mommy's Little Monster is a psychedelic glimpse into the wonderfully psychotic world of installation artist Greg Haberny. This particular installation draws direct inspiration from the artist's personal recollections of his childhood. The artist exhumes and examines his "'dysfunctional'" childhood, embracing the plethora of influences from his teen years growing up in suburbia during the 1970-80s. Haberny brutishly expresses his observations by constructing three dimensional metaphors dealing with his own personal issues, including but not limited to: chaos, disorder, anxiety, imperfection, awkwardness, madness, punk rock, guns, attending Catholic school, porn, drinking, drugs, excessive therapy, his cat that his brother shot, dyslexia, isolation, baseball, rabbits, hallucinations, abuse, sinner vs saint, Martin Scorsese, independent cult film, toys, AND girls, girls...GIRLS!

Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3...Imagine! with Elmo & Friends - Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through February 26, 2012 -

Imagine singing and dancing with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all your favorite Sesame Street Live friends! It's as easy as counting "1-2-3...Imagine!" This high-energy musical will transport audiences to far away places as Ernie captains the high seas, Elmo dances to the rhythm of the African rainforest and Bert meets an octopus who has the blues. It's a story of adventure and fun that teaches children they can be anyone, do anything and go anywhere with the power of imagination.

Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3...Imagine! with Elmo & Friends - Radio City Music Hall
Through February 26, 2012 -

Imagine singing and dancing with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all your favorite Sesame Street Live friends! It's as easy as counting "1-2-3...Imagine!" This high-energy musical will transport audiences to far away places as Ernie captains the high seas, Elmo dances to the rhythm of the African rainforest and Bert meets an octopus who has the blues. It's a story of adventure and fun that teaches children they can be anyone, do anything and go anywhere with the power of imagination.

Nikon Small World - New York Hall of Science
Through February 26, 2012 - Flushing

View the winners of the 2011 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. The top five images this year are: 1. Dr. Igor Siwanowicz, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology; Portrait of a Chrysopa sp. (green lacewing) larva 2. Dr. Donna Stolz, University of Pittsburgh; Blade of Grass 3. Frank Fox, Fachhochschule Trier; Melosira Moniliformis, living specimen 4. Dr. Robin Young, The University of British Columbia; Instrinsic flouresence in Lepidozia reptans (liverwort) 5. Alfred Pasieka, Hilden Germany; Microchip surface, 3D Construction

Ice Skating at Citi Pond at Bryant Park - Citi Pond at Bryant Park
Through February 26, 2012 - Manhattan

Skate away at NYC's first and only free-admission ice skating rink. The 17,000-square-foot rink offers 360 degree viewing access and can accommodate up to 500 people. There will be themed family-friendly and children's events throughout the season complete with giveaways and promotions.

The 36th Annual Miniature, Dollhouse and Art Exhibition - The Historical Society of Rockland County
Through February 26, 2012 - New City

The Historical Society of Rockland County presents their 36th Annual Miniature, Dollhouse & Art Exhibition. This popular fundraising event showcases the work of miniature artists, fine artists, quilters, and dollhouse creators. The exhibit runs through February 26, 2012.

Kids Week 2012 - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through February 26, 2012 - New York

The Intrepid's annual Kids Week brings a host of fun-filled activities, including live performances, creative crafts, and cool demonstrations that bring science and space to life. Kids Week at Intrepid offers something for everyone - and a chance to win a FREE week at Camp Intrepid this summer and other great prizes. Participating partners include: Central Park Zoo, Sesame Street Live, New York Knicks, Rangers & Liberty, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Puppetry Arts, and many others.

Terrarium - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through February 26, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Jae Hi Ahn's art manipulates, shapes, and ultimately reimagines nature by using man-made objects and places. She looks for a hidden life in synthetic materials, and creates new environments that are evocative of botanical forms and landscapes, tributes to the many wonders of the natural world. Terrarium showcases Ahn's imagination.

Student Art Festival Part I Grades K-8 - Guild Hall
Through February 26, 2012 - East Hampton

Part I of the Student Art Festival features work created by elementary and middle school students from Bridgehampton to Montauk. Throughout the exhibition, Guild Hall offers free do-it-yourself crafts on the weekends.

Galli's 'Aladdin' - National Comedy Theatre
Through February 26, 2012 - Manhattan

Street urchin Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and a genie who will do his bidding, but a wicked magician tries to trick him. Kids will be invited to help so that Aladdin and his princess can find happiness.

'The Bully' - Vital Theatre Company
Through February 26, 2012 - Upper West Side

A bus mix-up strands Lenny, the nerd, and Steve, the bully, at the wrong school where they both get picked on for being "the new kids." The boys have to work together to get back to their school and begin to learn that they might not be so different after all.

Leave The Balcony Open - 3LD Arts and Technology Center
Through February 26, 2012 - New York

New Feet Productions presents Leave the Balcony Open, a hopeful and humorous new play about learning how to live with loss written by Maya Macdonald. Jessica Bauman directs a cast of seven including Heidi Armbruster* (Broadway: Time Stands Still), Wrenn Schmidt* (Broadway: Come Back Little Sheba; Nat. Tour: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf), Jerzy Gwiazdowski* (Broadway: The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Betsy Hogg* (Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof; The Crucible), Julie Kline* (Moment of Zen/Women’s Project; Birthday/Rising Phoenix Rep.), Jared McGuire (Photograph 51/3LD), Mary Rasmussen* (Romeo & Juliet/The Public Theatre). Performances for Leave the Balcony Open will be held at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street (between Rector and Edgar Streets) for sixteen performances beginning Sunday, February 5th through Sunday, February 26th, 2012. AEA Approved Showcase. *Member, Actors’ Equity Assoc. May is standing in the way of control. June is trying to hold out. Jon really wants a hug. Silent Gen is still looking up at that broken window, and everyone knows why, but never says anything. On a rural college campus where proximity to death defines your social status, four soon-to-be-graduates party, scream and learn how to move on. “Set between the lines of realism and preternatural world, Leave the Balcony Open is a wild theatrical ride through a landscape of loss and resilience,” states director Jessica Bauman. “By offering humor and poetry (and costume parties) in the darkest places, it allows both the characters and the audience to find hope in the face of seemingly insurmountable grief.” Leave the Balcony Open is produced by Lisa Dozier and New Feet Productions. Assistant Producer: Michael Holt; Director: Jessica Bauman; Scenic Designer: Gabe Evansohn; Projection Designer: Jesse Garrison; Costume Designer: Sydney Gallas; Lighting Designers: Laura Mroczkowski and Cat Tate Starmer; Sound Designer: Brandon Wolcott; Production Manager: Ken Larson; Production Stage Manager: Emily Page Ballou; Assistant Stage Manager: Donald Peter Butchko; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR. Leave the Balcony Open plays for sixteen performances from Sunday, February 5 to Sunday, February 26, 2012, with preview performances February 5 at 5pm, February 6 and 8 at 7pm, and regular performances beginning February 9th and running Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 7pm. An addition performance will be held on Monday, February 20th at 7pm. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/899595 or by calling 212-352-3101. For more information, please visit http://leavethebalconyopen.com/. The runtime for Leave the Balcony Open is approximately 95 minutes with no intermission. Jessica Bauman (Director) recently directed Making Up the Truth by and with This American Life journalist Jack Hitt, which premiered at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven in June. Making Up the Truth will be included in the 2012 Spoleto Festival. She has been working as a director in New York and regionally for almost 20 years. Her work has been seen at theatres such as New Georges, New York Theatre Workshop, Soho Rep, the Public, Juilliard (including the world premiere of Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire), Rising Phoenix Rep and the 52nd Street Project. Regionally, she has worked at the Huntington Theater, Portland Stage Company, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Theatre Outlet (Allentown, PA), Vermont Stage Company and the O’Neill. She has collaborated with playwrights such as David Lindsay-Abaire, Kia Corthron, Tracey Scott Wilson, Emily DeVoti, Jenny Lyn Bader, Diana Son, Napoleon Ellsworth and Kirsten Greenidge. She is the founder and Artistic Director of New Feet Productions, for which she directed and produced Into the Hazard (Henry 5), her own six actor adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry V, All Day Suckers by Susan Dworkin and Milk by Emily DeVoti (co-produced with New Georges). For the 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, she has directed the premieres of Terrence McNally’s Teachers Break with Cynthia Nixon and Maura Tierney, Harrison Rivers’ and it seems to me a very good sign… with Naomi Watts and John Krasinski, and David Lindsay-Abaire’s Dress the Orphans with Rachel Dratch and Rosie Perez. She has been an Artist-in- Residence at Tribeca Performing Arts Center, a Drama League Directors Project fellow, and is an alumna of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, a NYTW Usual Suspect and New Georges Affiliated Artist. Jessica was a finalist for the 2007-2009 TCG/NEA Career Development program for Directors. She is a graduate of Yale College. Maya Macdonald (Playwright) is a playwright, actor and native of New York City. She is bad at sleeping, but rather skilled at dreaming. Her plays have been read, workshopped and produced with The Bushwick Starr, New Dramatists, Ensemble Studio Theatre, MCC Young Playwrights, The Be Company, Rising Phoenix Rep, 3LD and Astoria Performing Arts Center, among others. She was Finalist for the 2011 Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship, a Semi-Finalist for both the 2009, and 2011 Page 73 Fellowship, a Finalist for the 2010 Mabou Mines Artist Residency, and a 2010 resident playwright at Tofte Lake Center’s Emerging Artists Residency, hosted by Liz Engelman. Her play the really important people will be produced by Rising Phoenix Rep this Spring. Maya is a graduate of Bennington College, a New Georges Affiliated Artist, and a member of the Dramatist’s Guild of America. Maya attempts optimism daily, and believes that hope is cutting edge. She seeks to represent this in the worlds she creates on stage and off. www.mayamacdonald.net New Feet Productions is dedicated to developing and producing new and classical work that ripples with theatrical language and invention. Jessica Bauman founded New Feet Productions in 2007 in order to develop Into the Hazard (Henry 5), her six actor adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry V. New Feet sponsored two workshops of that project – one in spring ’07 at the Culture Project, and one in winter ’08 at the Tank. In May ’09, New Feet fully produced Into the Hazard (Henry 5) at Walkerspace with sets and lights designed by Tony-winning designer Christopher Akerlind. In 2010, New Feet co-produced Milk by Emily DeVoti with New Georges. New Feet’s production of All Day Suckers by Susan Dworkin was part of the New York International Fringe Festival in August 2010. Most recently, New Feet has co-produced journalist Jack Hitt’s solo performance Making Up the Truth, directed by Jessica Bauman, which premiered at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven in 2011, and will be featured in the 2012 Spoleto Festival.

THE TALE OF THE FROG PRINCE - Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
Through February 26, 2012 - Centerport

Can a lonely Frog Prince who lives in a swamp find a beautiful princess to break the spell and turn him back into a real prince? In order to break the spell, the frog must be kissed by the princess, which is done with hilarious results. Reservations required. Show runs Saturdays and Sundays through February 26.

Caribbean Garden at The New York Botanical Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through February 26, 2012 - Bronx

Discover the Haupt Conservatory's permanent collection, including orange-yellow crotons, fuchsia bromeliads, and rosy-red hibiscus. Tour the many surprises in the Victorian-style glasshouse, where the harsh outdoor weather gives way to warm rain forest mists, soaring palm trees, and bright desert landscapes.

Model Mondays - Unleashed by Petco
Through February 27, 2012 - Park Slope

Brrrr, it’s cold out! Stop in the Park Slope Unleashed by Petco any Monday in February and show off your pets winter fashion. You’ll receive a free photo of your pet making it work, along with free yummy treats fro your 4-legged loved one! Their picture might even make it up on our fashion wall of fame!

Expressions 2012 - Rowayton Arts Center
Through February 28, 2012 - Rowayton

High-quality works by some of the region's finest artists are on view.

Teen Talk Group - Saltzman Community Center
Through February 28, 2012 - Hempstead

This weekly psychoeducational group for teens facing a variety of life issues meets on Wednesdays. Please call for more information and to register. Classes run through February 28, 2012.

Book Babies - The Field Library
Through February 29, 2012 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time. Wednesdays at 11am, February 1, 8 and 15.

Life: Kids Nature Film Series - Prospect Park Audobon Center
Through February 29, 2012 - Flatbush

LIFE is a landmark natural history series from Discovery Channel and the BBC that explores the adaptability and diversity of life on Earth, revealing the most spectacular, bizarre, and fascinating behaviors that living things have devised in order to thrive. Limited seating, groups of 10 or more must call (718) 287-3400 x303 for a reservation.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through February 29, 2012 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful winter days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories. Portion of program held outside except in extreme conditions. 10am Wednesdays: February 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

NATURE BUGS - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through February 29, 2012 - Scarsdale

Meet a museum animal, hear a story, do a craft or play a nature game. Portion of program held outside except in extreme conditions. 1:30pm Mondays: February 6, 11, 20 and 27.

Teacher in the Library - The Field Library


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