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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 21, 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 21. 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.

Romeo + Juliet - New York City Ballet
February 21, 2012 -

After The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet is perhaps the most choreographed ballet of the last 60 years. Most versions are set to Sergei Prokofiev's lush 1935 score, although some choreographers have used music by Tschaikovsky, Berlioz, and Delius. In May 2007, Romeo + Juliet, a sumptuous new production of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy choreographed by Peter Martins, entered the repertory of New York City Ballet. While Mr. Martin's work utilizes Prokofiev's score, the choreographer, following City Ballet tradition, has streamlined the action into two acts with one intermission (instead of the usual three acts). And also in NYCB tradition, his ballet focuses on speed and virtuosity and showcases young company dancers in the lead roles. Says Mr. Martins, "The production is to honor the 100th birthday of NYCB co-founder Lincoln Kirstein so we are also using teachers and student from the School of American Ballet, which Lincoln helped found, as well." The costumes and scenery are designed by acclaimed Danish artist, Per Kirkeby, who also collaborated with Peter Martins on the choreographer's 1996 NYCB production of Swan Lake. Kirkeby's use of jewel tones and stained glass scenic effects pay homage to artist Georges Rouault and his work for George Balanchine in the 1929 Constructivist-inspired Ballets Russes production of Prodigal Son. So, too, does the movable unit set that allows scenes to change before one's eyes, the action moving seamlessly from a bustling town square to Juliet's bedroom, from a ball room to a moonlit balcony. But above all, this is a production filled with dance, drama, and movement: passionate pas de deux, group dances by turns stately and exuberant, and realistic sword fights that will take your breath away.

Don Giovanni - Metropolitan Opera
February 21, 2012 -

Mariusz Kwiecien brings his youthful and sensual interpretation of Mozart's timeless anti-hero to the Met for the first time, under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage and with Fabio Luisi conducting. A troupe of refined Mozartians appears in this new production, including Marina Rebeka, Barbara Frittoli, Isabel Leonard, Matthew Polenzani, Ramón Vargas, and John Relyea. Gerald Finley steps into the title role later in the season, and Andrew Davis also conducts.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
February 21, 2012 - Wilton

Children and their caregivers sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration necessary.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
February 21, 2012 - Wilton

Three and four year olds interact with stories, songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes to gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration neccessary.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
February 21, 2012 - Wilton

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

Juilliard String Quartet Performs Stravinsky, Janacek , and Mozart - Alice Tully Hall
February 21, 2012 - New York

The internationally renowned Juilliard String Quartet gives a free recital at Alice Tully Hall on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at 8 PM. Members of the quartet are Joseph Lin and Ronald Copes, violins; Samuel Rhodes, viola; and Joel Krosnick, cello. The program includes works by Stravinsky, Janacek, and Mozart. Free tickets will be available beginning February 7. For more information, please call (212) 769-7406 or go to

February Mini-Camp - M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym-Syosset
February 21, 2012 - Syosset

Hours of fun to beat the winter blues. Games, crafts, gymnastics and lunch. Special 2-year-old 3 hour program, 10am-1pm.

Family Flicks for Winter Break - 'The Breakfast Club' - The Picture House
February 21, 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.

Gotta Game - The Field Library
February 21, 2012 - Peekskill

Kids feeling bored? Drop in for board games galore.

Native American Games - Garvies Point Museum & Preserve
February 21, 2012 - Glen Cove

Family fun. Try playing a selection of Indian games from different tribes across North America.

Winter Break Craft and Baking Camp - Cupcake Corner Too
February 21, 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.

Film and Bird Craft - Rose Memorial Library
February 21, 2012 - Stony Point

Children ages 3 and up, with a parent or caregiver, are invited to watch a winter film then make an outdoor bird feeder in honor of National Wild Bird Month. Pre-registration is required.

Drop-In Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
February 21, 2012 - Haverstraw

Drop by the library to make a craft to take home.

Morning Farm Chores - Muscoot Farm
February 21, 2012 - Katonah

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

DAR Program: President-elect Lincoln's visit to Peekskill 1861 - John C. Hart Memorial Library
February 21, 2012 - Shrub Oak

By Anthony J. Czarnecki, past President of the Lincoln Society of Peekskill. During Lincoln's historic 12-day train journey from his home in Springfield, IL to his Inauguration in Washington, DC in Feb. 1861, Lincoln participated in 100 speaking stops or public events along the way. His only speaking stop in Westchester County was at the Peekskill train depot, because he knew the local Congressman, William Nelson (they both served in the 30th Congress from 1847-1849). Program is appropriate for school-age children through adults. No registration necessary.

The Three Little Pigs - Theatre Three
February 21, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Here's a message for the whole family. Three pigs, two lost mice, and a rappin' wolf makes for a fun-filled version of the famous story. Told completely in song and verse, this original musical focuses on issues of race relations and the homeless. The show runs through March 17, 2012.

Film for Children: "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer" - Ossining Public Library - Children's Program Room
February 21, 2012 - Ossining

Movie fun for school-age kids. Rated "PG." 2011. 91 mins.

President's Week with The Muppets - Museum of the Moving Image
February 21, 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.

3, 2, 1...Blast Off! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 21, 2012 - Crown Heights

Take a journey into the final frontier. Learn about the first African American woman in space, Mae Jamison, and how she lived and worked in space. Create a special craft that is just out of this world!

Newly Bereaved Parent Support Group - Temple Emanuel
February 21, 2012 - East Meadow

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 newly bereaved parents (loss within past 18 months) one Tuesday per month. If interested in attending, contact Karen Flyer at the number listed.

Winter Vacation Adventures - Greenwich Audubon Society
February 21, 2012 - Greenwich

Children in grades K-5 explore the winter season with Audubon's experts. They will enjoy short nature hikes, learn how wildlife weathers winter's tough conditions and make crafts with new friends. Registration forms and details are online.

Art All Day! - Chappaqua Public Library
February 21, 2012 - Chappaqua

Brighten the winter with all-day drop-in crafts. All ages with an adult. Open.

Robert the Guitar Guy - Scarsdale Public Library
February 21, 2012 - Scarsdale

Songs and activities with Robert Markowitz for children ages 3 and older with caregiver. No registration required.

African Folktales - Yonkers Riverfront Library
February 21, 2012 - Yonkers

Wamoro Njenga will share African folktakes and read excerpts from her book: "Goodnight Kuu-Kuu."

Eric Owens, Robert Spano - Carnegie Hall
February 21, 2012 -

Last season, opera fans were abuzz over Eric Owens's "show-stealing turn" in Wagner's Das Rheingold at the Met (The Washington Post). Hear more Wagner from Owens on this recital, but also a host of repertoire that showcases a gentler side of this astounding bass-baritone. Joining him is Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Music Director Robert Spano, who is also an accomplished pianist.

Delighting in de Kooning - Long Island Children's Museum
February 21, 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 21, 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.

Bari Koral Family Rock Band presents 'Anna and the Cupcakes' CD Launch Party - Long Island Children's Museum
February 21, 2012 - Garden City

Bari and the band are back with a new collection of refreshingly simple pop-rock songs for kids and parents. Dance, clap, and sing. Each family will leave with a copy of the new CD and a delicious cupcake from The Cupcake Corner.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights branch
February 21, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Babies hear a book read aloud and explore books.

Table Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
February 21, 2012 - Kensington

Kids of all ages play board games.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
February 21, 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.

Sketching Theatre - Fairfield Museum and History Center
February 21, 2012 - Fairfield

Learn sketching techniques inspired by the rich and glorious costumes and set designs in the theatre exhibition.

"Twinkle Twonkle" - NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
February 21, 2012 - Manhattan

The newest production from Tall Stories, one of the UK’s most prized children’s theater companies, is inspired by some of Mother Goose’s beloved nursery rhymes and the science of the solar system. Created in association with The Royal Society, England’s National Academy of Science, this adventure through the galaxy tells the tale of the stars through the eyes of Stella and Ryan. One night Ryan wishes on a star, extends the telescope all the way, and starts climbing. Stella follows him, but something’s not quite right. There’s Pegasus, the flying horse, but there’s also a cow jumping over the moon, and the Great Bear and the Little Bear have been joined by a medium-sized bear. Little ones can join Stella and Ryan on their adventure and learn about the solar system along the way.

Winter Break Camp- "Anatomy of Me" - FasTracKids
February 21, 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.

BOB MARLEY! Rare concert clips and footage from Shelley Archives - Cinema Arts Centre
February 21, 2012 - Huntington

Freeport music archivist Bill Shelley shows rare concert clips and footages of Bob Marley in honor of Black History Month. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office during theatre hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.

Pinocchio - Lawrence Woodmere Academy
February 21, 2012 - Woodmere

Do we see your nose growing? Kids will love this classic tale which introduces family virtues even while it entertains. Children get to meet and greet the cast following the show.

Wild Life in Winter - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
February 21, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Make your own field guide to tracking animals in the snow and learn how they adapt to survive the cold winter.

Dora's Pirate Adventure - CM Performing Arts
February 21, 2012 - Oakdale

The popular television character comes to the stage for a high seas adventure.

Children's Storytime - Barnes and Noble
February 21, 2012 - Lake Grove

Stories, songs and crafts featuring a different theme every week.

Storytime for Preschoolers - Barnes and Noble -- Bay Shore
February 21, 2012 - Bay Shore

Children ages 3-6 are offered a school-like setting where stories and activities are theme-related and age appropriate.

Storytime for Babies and Toddlers - Barnes and Noble - Bay Shore
February 21, 2012 - Bay Shore

This weekly storytime is geared towards babies and toddlers who learn to listen to short stories and sing familiar songs. All ages welcome. Adult guidance and participation is necessary.

ANIME MANGA CLUB - Westhampton Free Library
February 21, 2012 - Westhampton Beach

Discuss the latest news about Japanese Anime and Manga. Enjoy movies and activities and get a first look at what's new to library's collection. No registration required.

Tuesday Matinee: Leon Bernsdorf, Piano - Merkin Concert Hall
February 21, 2012 - Upper West Side

Winner of the Second Prize at the 2010 Liszt International Piano Competition in Moscow, German pianist Leon Bernsdorf has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in Hamburg and Berlin, performing piano concertos by Grieg, Rachmaninov, and Brahms.

Winter Break Baking Camp - Cupcake Corner Too
February 21, 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 21, 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.

History Days - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
February 21, 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.

Breastfeeding Support Circle - Prenatal Yoga Center
February 21, 2012 - Upper West Side

Share the joys, concerns, and challenges of breastfeeding in modern times with other moms.

Jr. Police Academy: Mid-Winter Recess Program - New York City Police Museum
February 21, 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 learn about the way police move around the city then build and create their own police vehicles. 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

Pinkalicious - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
February 21, 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.

Kid's Quilting Klass - Conklin Barn
February 21, 2012 - Huntington

Children ages 7 to 12 spend the morning making a small wall hanging using quilting techniques.

Trove @ The Movies: 'The Smurfs' - White Plains Public Library
February 21, 2012 - White Plains

When evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours - in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park! Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. Rated PG (some mild rude humor and action), 103 mins.

Moving To The Beat With Robert The Guitar Guy - White Plains Public Library
February 21, 2012 - White Plains

Songs and activities with Robert Markowitz for children ages 3 and up, with caregiver.

February 21, 2012 - Valley Stream

Yo Gabba and Peppa's Pig make the party. Enjoy dancing with giveaways, an art and craft project, games and more. Dine at the Safari Hut with a choice of pizza or hot dog or kosher snack and juice which is included with admission.

February Drop Off Program - The Children's Safari
February 21, 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 21, 2012 - Smithtown

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

February 21, 2012 - Jericho

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

Mirror Mirror on my Wall - Piece of my Art
February 21, 2012 - Port Washington

Create a unique mirror using mosaic tiles.

Broadway performances at “Kids Week” - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
February 21, 2012 - New York

Some of the best shows on Broadway will put on special “Kids Week” performances for children who are on winter break on Tuesday, February 21st from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan. Cast members from the Broadway musicals “Anything Goes,” “Godspell,” “Sister Act,” “Rock of Ages,” and “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” are scheduled to perform. Cast members from Off-Broadway’s “Million Dollar Quartet” will also perform. Interactive, hands-on activities will be offered throughout the day. “Kids Week” runs from February 18 – February 26 is open daily from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and offers a week full of fun and engaging educational programs while students are out of class during Presidents’ Week. “Kids Week” activities are free with the price of admission to the museum.

Broadway Performances at Kids Week - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
February 21, 2012 - Manhattan

Some of the best shows on Broadway will put on special Kids Week performances for children who are on winter break. Cast members from Broadway musicals "Anything Goes," "Godspell," "Sister Act," "Rock of Ages," and "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" are scheduled to perform. Cast members from Off-Broadway's "Million Dollar Quartet" will also perform. Interactive, hands-on activities will be offered throughout the day. Kids Week runs from February 18-26 (10am-5pm daily) and offers a week full of fun and engaging educational programs while students are out of class during Presidents' Week. Kids Week activities are free with the price of admission to the museum.

Holiday Mini Camp - The Little Gym - Roslyn
February 21, 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.

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 For more information regarding the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, please visit 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.

Somewhere, Something Incredible is Waiting to be Known - Dixon Place
February 21, 2012 - new york

Dixon Place presents: "Somewhere, Something Incredible is Waiting to be Known" Conceived/Directed/Produced by Inbred Hybrid Collective purchase tickets: February 21st 2011 @ 7:30 pm Inspired by the relationship between quantum physics and mythology, this theatrical exploration uses as it's title and jumping off point a Carl Sagan quote. The vastness of the universe is expostulated in an effort to correct the illusion that there is illusion. The Gods of "The Odyssey" and their acolytes make small steps toward the evolution of ideas into a self-sustaining transformation from romance to reason and the super-nuclear force that transformation releases into the universe, joined by later re-examinations of those characters; this piece will invade the archetypes of human ancestry in order to re-align it with the impetus for human imagination. Featuring music by Gerald Busby as well as Inbred Hybrid Collective Special Guest Stars: Penny Arcade and Judith Malina Ensemble: Amy Mauvan, Jack Sochet, Michael Solomon, Stephanie Tartick, Emily Ziminski. purchase tickets: About Inbred Hybrid Collective: Canadian-born inter-disciplinary/ multi-media artist was born on January 22nd, 1980, Grande Prairie, Alberta. Since 2005 Inbred Hybrid Collective has been living and working in New York, developing diverse events and exhibitions of increasingly significant scale. Inbred Hybrid Collective presents a fractured vision of popular culture through a lens of utopian idealism, in painting, installation, music, writing, and performance. Inbred Hybrid Collective’s unflinching view of mundane human existence provides a stark contrast with an exaggerated ornamental approach to materiality. Inbred Hybrid Collective’s paintings suggest a wildly diverse universe of references, incorporating aspects of narrative structures of Renaissance paintings and the decadent decorative styleof the Vienna Secession, among others. In addition Inbred Hybrid Collective creates often invasive and occasionally unsanctioned installations for display in public spheres. These sculptures use mundane objects such as wire hangers and tape to transform spaces and materials into organic, inclusive works of art. Inbred Hybrid Collective’s work has been shown at venues as diverse as New York's Lincoln Center, Metro Pictures, the Ontario Crafts Council, The Queens Museum of Art, The Staten Island Museum, the Liverpool Independents Biennale, and The LGBT Centers of both New York and San Francisco. In 2009, Inbred Hybrid Collective made history as the first performance artist at the famous "Armory Show," in New York. Book Club Burlesque, a series of multi-media extravaganzas inspired by specific books, has been regularly produced by Inbred Hybrid Collective since 2005, and has garnered the attention of The New Yorker, New York Magazine, The Village Voice, and New York Press, among others. Inbred Hybrid Collective made a highly regarded debut as a curator during the 2010 London Biennale. Inbred Hybrid Collective's mandate is to stimulate a consciousness of the external factors affecting our human existence, through the creation of provocative, experientially immersive work. purchase tickets: About Penny Arcade: A runaway at thirteen, a reform-school graduate at sixteen, a performer in the legendary Play-House of the Ridiculous at eighteen, and an Andy Warhol Factory Superstar at 19, Penny Arcade emerged as a primal force on the New York art scene in the 1990’s . An originator of performance art, Arcade’s brand of merging high content, street-smart, punk-rock showmanship and visionary theatre has won over audiences internationally and has few equals. The author of ten evening length performance plays including the international mainstream hit Bitch!Dyke!Faghag!Whore! her work centers on the outsider and other in society. A political humanist and cultural critic, her work has tackled class, racism, homophobia,and mysogony. She is a writer of poetry, spoken word and essays. She is an interviewer par excellence in her long running video series with collaborator Steve Zehentner The LES Biography Project “Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia.” Wednesdays 11pm ch 34 Time/Warner Bad Reputation , a hard cover book on Arcade’s work was published in 2011 by Semiotexte/MIT Press About Gerald Busby: Gerald Busby, a native of Texas, graduate of Yale, and protégé of Virgil Thomson, is best known for his film score for Robert Altman’s 3 WOMEN, which became an international cult classic and is now in the Criterion Collection of Classic Films. His dance score for Paul Taylor’s RUNES has had more than a thousand performances around the world since its premier in Paris and was featured on the PBS Great Performances television series, Dance in America. With Craig Lucas, Gerald wrote the opera ORPHEUS IN LOVE, which premiered in New York at the Circle Repertory Company. Gerald has written more than 300 concert works, and his music has been performed and recorded on the EMI, Nonesuch, Eroica Classical Recordings, and Innova labels by such distinguished artists as Akira Eguchi, Thomas Hampson, Craig Rutenberg, Michael Parloff, Kenneth Cooper, Jerry Grossman, William Purvis, Donald Palma, Stephen Michael Smith, Scott Slapin, and Tanya Solomon. Busby has received awards, commissions, and fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, The DeKay Foundation, The Virgil Thomson Foundation, The Aaron Copland Foundation, Bellagio (Italy), Yaddo, The Ossabaw Island Project, and The MacDowell Colony. The summer of 2008, Busby was a composer in residence at the Dartington International Summer School in the U.K. where five concerts of his music were presented with six world premieres. Other recent premieres include STRING QUARTET NO. 3 by the Stanford Quartet, and music for Kyle Kupres’ theatrical chamber opera THE OLD QUEEN AND THE SEA, which premiered July 21, 2011 at Splatterpool Artspace. Gerald has just completed and recorded MOTHS AT MY WINDOW, 15 haiku by Ellen Peckham, with mezzo-soprano Rose Sullivan, vibraphonist Andrew Bowman, and marimbist Diana Herold; and six other songs for mezzo-soprano and piano, Martin Hennessy, pianist. A CD of these songs will be included in Ellen Peckham’s book CONTINUUM, a collection of her poetry and etchings published by Atelier Æ, NY March 2012. Gerald appeared as the Reverend David Ruteledge in Robert Altman’s film, A WEDDING, and as himself in Abel Ferrara’s documentary about the Chelsea Hotel, CHELSEA ON THE ROCKS. A documentary film of Gerald’s life is in production. About Judith Malina: Judith Malina is the co-founder and artistic director of The Living Theatre, the longest producing ensemble theatre company in New York and the United States. As one of the original students of Erwin Piscator’s Dramatic Workshop at the New School in the 1940’s she was the first woman to earn a degree in directing there and studied alongside such fellow notables as Marlon Brando, George Bartennief, Shelley Winters, Bea Arthur, Harry Belafonte, Elaine Stritch, Jack Garfein, and Tennessee Williams. Her book on Piscator will be published this May by Routledge. Judith has been the recipient of myriad international awards as both actress and director including being inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame; Lifetime Achievement Obie Award, (and numerous others for her acting and directing); Premio Ubu as best actress (Italy1996); Creative Arts Citation, Brandeis University (1961); recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (1985); Ordem do Merito Cultural do Ministerio da Cultura (presented to her by the President of Brazil in 2008); The Edwin Booth Award; The Sustained Achievement award from ATHE, Outstanding Theatre Award from the National Theatre Conference (2009), Players Club Hall of Fame (2011). For a NY TIMES review of Judith's most recent work: inbredhybridcollective.tumblr. com Twitter: inbredhybrid Facebook Group: groups/81143730039/ Facebook evite: php?eid=267003290017706 purchase tickets:

The African Drum - PS 3, The Bedford Village School
February 21, 2012 - Brooklyn

A celebration of multicultural sharing for African-American History Month! Come listen to the wit, wisdom and humor of The African Drum as it reveals How The Turtle Got Its Shell and two more African folk tales – woven into the shadow puppet adventures of the little girl Kijana and her animal friends. Recommended for pre-K to 5th grade

Fat Tuesday...The Biggest Mardi Gras party in NYC - Southern Hospitality
February 21, 2012 - New York

Southern Hospitality Presents Fat Tuesday...The Biggest Mardi Gras party in NYC Fat Tuesday February 21st Thousands of Beads Cash Prizes for Bet Mardi Gras Spirit $3 Abita Drafts & $6 Frozen Hurricanes Both Locations Southern Hospitality Upper East Side 1460 Second Avenue (bet 76th & 77th sts) New York, NY 10021 212-249-1001 & Southern Hospitality Hell's Kitchen 645 9th avenue (corner of 45th street) New York, NY 10036 212-265-1000 212-249-1001

The Sundown Band - A Tribute to Southern Rock - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 21, 2012 - New York

The Sundown Band has been performing its brand of southern rock 'n' roll cover and tribute shows since 1976, performing unique renditions of southern rock classics from bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers, The Outlaws, Marshall Tucker, Molly Hatchet, and more. The highlight of the shows is the dual guitar talents of Steve Mitchell and band founder Ronnie Pauls, which leave audiences in awe. Each and every time the band has been reviewed, the response is the basically the same: "You will be hard-pressed to find another band that performs with the talent, passion, and intensity that these guys bring to the stage every night." (WPDH 101.5 FM). More Sugar Magazine put it even more simply, calling The Sundown Band "one of the best bands out there."

All-star reading of 'Hamlet' will benefit Frog and Peach Theatre Co., Inc. - The Players Club
February 21, 2012 - New York

Frog and Peach Theatre Co., Inc. will present an all-star benefit reading of "Hamlet" on February 21 at The Player's Club with a cast including Darrell Hammond (Saturday Night Live) as Guildenstern, Austin Pendleton ("My Cousin Vinnie") as Claudius and the Ghost, Shirley Knight ("Our Idiot Brother," "Sweet Bird of Youth") as Gertrude, David Margulies ("Ghostbusters," "Sopranos") as Polonius and Gravedigger, Fred Willard ("Anchorman," "Waiting for Guffman") as Horatio, Anna Chlumsky ("In the Loop") as Ophelia, Ted Zurkowski ("Boys on the Side," co-founder of Frog and Peach Theatre Co.) as Hamlet and Ryan Tramont ("The Hurt Locker") as Laertes. Music is by Ian McDonald (King Crimson, Foreigner) and performed live by Mr. McDonald. The cast also includes Lenny Ciotti (Osric), Erick Gonzalez (Fortinbras), Ross Beshear (Rosencrantz), and Alan Altschuler (The Player). The reading is directed by Lynnea Benson, Artistic Director of Frog and Peach Theatre Co., Inc. The Gala will benefit Frog and Peach Theatre Company's upcoming production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," to be presented April 26 to May 20, 2012 at The West End Theatre, 263 W 86th Street. Frog & Peach Theatre Company (, founded in 1996 by members of the Actors Studio, brings modern audiences all the excitement and intrigue of Shakespeare’s plays in an accessible, entertaining way. Benefit proceeds support free and discounted tickets to Frog & Peach Main Stage productions for under-served public school students in Upper Manhattan & the Bronx.

Tigran Hamasyan & Jason Lindner/Mark Guiliana Duo - Highline Ballroom
February 21, 2012 -

Tigran Hamasyan - From the age of two he showed an extraordinary interest in music. At the age of three he was singing songs by Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, The Beatles, Louis Armstrong, and Queen, trying to accompany himself on the piano. Now based in New York, Hamasyan has released four acclaimed albums in his career, recorded with musicians such as Ari Hoenig, the Moutin brothers, and Vardan Grigoryan. He is currently preparing his fifth album, a quintet record whose release is forthcoming. Tonight he performs with a band featuring vocalist Areni Agbabian, saxophonist Ben Wendel, bassist Sam Minaie, and drummer Nate Wood. Jason Lindner - Hailed as a "musical universe" by Chick Corea, Jason Lindner first gained acclaim for his long-running Big Band, whose raw energy earned the band a release on Corea's label. The New York Times does its best to sum up his eclectic musical voice: "Rhythm provides more than a heartbeat for the pianist Jason Lindner. It also seems to fuel his respiratory functions and digestive activity, and maybe his neurons. What matters to him is groove, however it comes." Mark Guiliana - According to Modern Drummer magazine, Mark Guiliana "may well be at the forefront of an exciting new style of drumming." The New Jersey native's unique and uncompromising approach to playing the drums has earned him international acclaim as both a leader and a sideman, prompting Time Out London to name him "possibly the best jazz drummer in the world." He toured all over the world with Cohen from 2003 until 2008 while appearing on six studio records and a live DVD recorded at the Blue Note in New York City.

February Break Theater Arts Workshops - Not Just Art
February 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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.

Winter Break Camp - The Little Gym of Levittown
February 21, 2012 - Levittown

Looking for something to keep kids(3-8 years)active during Winter Break? Keep them busy playing games, doing activities in the gym, making crafts, and enjoying snacks. Children must be bathroom independent. Call to register.

Winter Break Camp - The Little Gym of Levittown
February 21, 2012 - Levittown

Looking for something to keep kids(3-8 years)active during Winter Break? Keep them busy playing games, doing activities in the gym, making crafts, and enjoying snacks. Children must be bathroom independent. Call to register.

Veggiecation Program Kids Cooking Class - Whole Foods Market's Upper West Side Location
February 21, 2012 - Upper West Side

Lisa Suriano, founder and creator of the Veggiecation Program (, and Whole Foods Market in Manhattan’s Upper West Side will get kids excited to eat their vegetables with kids cooking class on Feb. 21. Class will teach participants how to prepare a selection of kid-friendly, healthy veggie dishes. As practiced in participating classrooms throughout the country, kids will be invited to help prepare Veggiecation Program’s recipes, sample Veggiecation Program’s culinary creations, experience vegetables in their raw form and cast a vote on how they liked the recipes in the Veggiecation Ballot Boxes. Kids will take home complimentary Veggiecation character coloring pages, word games, mazes and stickers. Parents will receive a copy of Veggiecation Program's recipes created that day. A curriculum based nutrition education concept, Veggiecation Program’s success with kids lies in the engaging activities that empower children with their food choices while demonstrating that eating vegetables is fun and delicious. From New York to California, Veggiecation Program is in place in classrooms throughout the country. Veggiecation Program also offers programs for individual purchase for use at home and after school activities. Class if free and open to the public. On the menu: Black Eyed Pea Spread and Sweet Carrot Salad.

DropOut 02/21/12 with DJ Miss Guy @ WiP - WiP
February 21, 2012 - New York

DropOut 02/21/12 with DJ Miss Guy @ WiP Tuesday, February 21st Where Music, Art, and Fashion has a licentious three-way each week!!! Live show by Sage at 11 PM Peter Hadar at 1 AM DropOut Hosts: Noah Valentyn, Lyle Derek, Darian Darling, Tommy Hottpants, John Renaud, Kiss, Michelle Tillou, and Tim Goossens! Art films by Kevin Henson Door by Kimyon. Doors at 10 PM. Guest list only. WiP 34 Vandam Street, NYC. Screw school! Screw work! DropOut!!! Check out Miss Guy’s music video “Dumb Blonde” -

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 3.0 (Tuesday Feb. 21st) - Mug Lounge
February 21, 2012 - NYC

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday February 21st, 2012 ed. Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials ($3 drafts $4 wells)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! UG! COMEDY SHOW!! (Now @ MUG) Presented by Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby TUESDAYS @ MUG Lounge 448 East 13th st. (bet. 1st and ave. A) showtime: 8:00PM No Cover, One Drink Min. ($3 drafts, $4 wells) For info/reservations: (646) 746-1357 Via subway: L train to 1st ave.; or F train to 2nd ave. This week's guests (Tuesday February 21st, 2012 lineup): Jerry ‘Shake’ Shack! ’Hard Noggin’ Jay Nog! Alexander The Fossella! From Florida, Mr. Oni Perez! Iron Mike Trainor ! Leo ‘Doc’ Martin! Black History’s Own Will Johnson! Fastboy Eddie Farrell! Et al.! Hosted by Todd Montesi! Featuring Pat Rigby!! UG IT!

Paint with the Animals - Beardsley Zoo
Through February 23, 2012 - Bridgeport

Create one-of-a-kind artwork by collaborating with animal artists-in-residence. This program is the first of its kind in the country and is open by reservation only. Call 203-394-6563 for details. Up to 6 family members (age 6 and up) may work on one canvas.

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.

Break Out Day: How Sweet It Is? Vacation Drop Off Days - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through February 23, 2012 - Stamford

View the night sky during the day, see the farm animals get tucked in for the night, play great winter games, discover how animals get ready for winter and more. Peanut-free snack are served. Sign up in advance.

Paint with the Animals - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through February 23, 2012 - Bridgeport

Create one-of-a-kind artwork by collaborating with our veryown animal artists-in-residence! This new premium program is the first ofits kind in the country and is open by reservation only. The minimum age toparticipate is 6 years old; couples and families are encouraged to painttogether. Cost: $100 per canvas. A single canvas may be used by an individual,or a group of up to 6 may share a canvas. Six canvases will be available each of the three days. Call (203) 394-6563 for details and to reserve a canvas.

Ocean Explorers Camp - Cold Spring Habor Whaling Museum
Through February 24, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Discover a different ocean topic, play ocean games, try sticky experiments, and have fun with arts and crafts. Snacks served; bring a water bottle. For ages 5-8; aged 9 may come as Group Leaders for $20 day. RSVP at ext. 16.

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.

Nursery Mini-Camp (3 years through kindergarten) - JCC Mid-Westchester
Through February 24, 2012 - Scarsdale

Includes arts & crafts, music, cooking, computers, stories, gym, and snacks. Contact Julie Dorfman, 472-3300, x412;

Camp Gadol Vacation Camp (grades 1-4) - JCC Mid-Westchester
Through February 24, 2012 - Scarsdale

Children will participate in favorite activities including gym, arts and crafts, cooking, music, creative movement, swim, and more. Contact Caryn Symons, 472-3300 ext. 336;

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

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.

The Three Little Pigs or Home Is Where You Hold Your Heart--A Play in Verse and Verses - Theatre Three
Through February 25, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Not only do the Three Little Pigs have to contend with the wolf but two lost mice as well. Told completely in song and verse, this is a new look at the pigs and their plight. This original musical focuses on issues of race relations and the homeless.

'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

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