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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on February 25

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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 25, 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 25. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

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.

Agon - New York City Ballet
February 25, 2012 -

Agon is the Greek word for contest; the movements of the ballet are named after French court dances. The score was commissioned by New York City Ballet with funds from the Rockefeller Foundation and dedicated to Lincoln Kirstein and Balanchine by the composer. Balanchine and Stravinsky together designed the structure of the ballet during the creation of the music. The outline for the score specifies in detail, with exact timings, the basic movements for 12 dancers clad in simple black and white costumes.

Allegro Brillante - New York City Ballet
February 25, 2012 -

Allegro Brillante is characterized by what Maria Tallchief (the ballerina on whom the bravura leading role was created) calls "an expansive Russian romanticism." The music's vigorous pace makes the steps appear even more difficult, but the ballet relies on strong dancing, precise timing, and breadth of gesture. Balanchine said: "It contains everything I know about the classical ballet in 13 minutes." Tschaikovsky's Third Piano Concerto was originally written as a symphony. But as it was nearing completion, the composer, dissatisfied with it, converted the first movement into a concert piece for piano and orchestra. Later on, he altered the andante and finale of the symphony in similar fashion.

Donizetti Variations - New York City Ballet
February 25, 2012 -

This ballet was created for "Salute to Italy," a New York City Ballet program celebrating the 100th anniversary of Italy's unification. Balanchine felt he needed a "cheerful and sunny work" to offset the more somber tone of the other ballets on the program, which included La Sonnambula.

Fancy Free - New York City Ballet
February 25, 2012 -

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), the gifted and versatile American conductor and composer of symphonic music and Broadway shows, was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. At the age of seventeen he entered Harvard, went on to study at the Curtis Institute, and then to Tanglewood. Serge Koussevitzky took great interest in his talent and promoted his conducting career, and his great chance came when, on short notice, he substituted brilliantly for Bruno Walter, who had become ill. He performed as a conductor and pianist, and lectured at universities and on television. His compositions ranged from the classical to the musical stage, and included Mass, Kaddish, West Side Story (again in collaboration with Jerome Robbins), Candide, and The Age of Anxiety. He was the first native-born American to become conductor of the New York Philharmonic, and he conducted around the world.

Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3 - New York City Ballet
February 25, 2012 -

Balanchine's first setting of music from Tschaikovsky's third suite for orchestra was created in 1947, when Ballet Theatre commissioned him to choreograph the theme and variations that constitute the final movement. Called simply Theme and Variations, the work is a riveting display of classical technique that has become a staple of the ballet repertory. In 1970, Balanchine decided to choreograph the entire suite, incorporating Theme and Variations as the fourth and final movement with only minor revisions. With scenery and costumes by Nicolas Benois, the first three movements are danced in a softly-lit ballroom. The women are dressed in long-flowing dresses and their hair is unbound. In the opening movement, the corps of women dance barefoot. Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky (1840-1893) studied at the Conservatory in St. Petersburg, where Balanchine later studied piano in addition to his studies in dance. Tschaikovsky is one of the most popular and influential of all romantic composers. His work is expressive, melodic, grand in scale, with rich orchestrations. His output was prodigious and included chamber works, symphonies, concerti for various instruments, operas and works for the piano. His creations for the ballet, composed in close partnership with Marius Petipa, include Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty.

Zakouski - New York City Ballet
February 25, 2012 -

Zakouski is the Russian term for hors d'oeuvres. This ballet for two dancers set to four short works for violin and piano explores through vernacular gesture and movement the emotional terrain of its musical sources. Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (1891-1953) was a leading Soviet composer and a brilliant pianist. He left Russia in 1918 and lived in Germany and Paris for the next sixteen years, with frequent trips to America for concert appearances. In 1934 he settled in Moscow and composed prolifically until his death. Among his better known works are the ballet scores Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, and The Prodigal Son, the opera Love for Three Oranges, the children's classic Peter and the Wolf, the film score and cantata for Alexander Nevsky, and the Classical Symphony. Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), Russian composer, conductor and pianist. He studied at the St. Petersburg and Moscow Conservatories. His distinctive musical style is characterized by richness of melody, harmony and texture, a particular flair for vocal music and a sensitivity to Russian poetry. His Second Piano Concerto (1900-1) brought him international fame and is still one of the most performed orchestral works. After the Revolution of 1917 he made his home in America, where he gave regular concerts and recitals to support himself and his family. His extensive gramophone recordings preserve his own expressive piano style. He died at his home in Beverly Hills, California. Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), born in Russia, is acknowledged as one of the great composers of the twentieth century. His work encompassed styles as diverse as Romanticism, Neoclassicism and Serialism. His ballets for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes included The Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite of Spring, and Apollo. His music has been used in over thirty ballets originating with New York City Ballet from 1948 through 1987, including Danses Concertantes, Orpheus, The Cage, Agon, Monumentum pro Gesualdo, Rubies, Symphony in Three Movements, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Concerto for Two Solo Pianos, Suite from Histoire du Soldat, Concertino, and Jeu de Cartes. Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky (1840-1893) studied at the Conservatory in St. Petersburg, where Balanchine later studied piano in addition to his studies in dance. Tschaikovsky is one of the most popular and influential of all romantic composers. His work is expressive, melodic, grand in scale, with rich orchestrations. His output was prodigious and included chamber works, symphonies, concerti for various instruments, operas and works for the piano. His creations for the ballet, composed in close partnership with Marius Petipa, include Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty.

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera
February 25, 2012 -

Anthony Minghella's breathtakingly beautiful staging returns with Patricia Racette and Liping Zhang alternating as the tragic heroine. Robert Dean Smith and Marcello Giordani share the role of the faithless Pinkerton and Placido Domingo conducts.

Ernani - Metropolitan Opera
February 25, 2012 -

Angela Meade takes center stage in Verdi's thrilling early gem. Marcello Giordani and Roberto DeBiasio share the role of her mismatched lover, and all-star Verdians Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto round out the cast.

Pacifica Quartet - Beethoven String Quartets - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 25, 2012 -

Pictures at an Exhibition - New York Philharmonic
February 25, 2012 -

Family Workshop: Planning Urban Spaces and Places - Museum of the City of New York
February 25, 2012 - Upper East Side

Become an urban planner by learning about concepts such as the relationships between public and private space, land use, and zoning. This program will introduce participants to the tools and processes used by urban planners to organize neighborhoods and culminates in the opportunity to create an original model of a city block that applies the principles of urban design. Recommended for ages 8-12. Reservations required: call 917-492-3395.

Black Tie & Black Jack Casino Night - Pier 60 Chelsea Piers
February 25, 2012 - New York

Would you bet on a cure? Join the Society Ties' young professionals committee on Saturday, February 25, 2012 for Black Tie & Black Jack Casino Night, an evening of open bar, food, dancing and casino games, with the opportunity to win fabulous prizes -- all to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the fight against blood cancer. Get your tickets now! The Early-Bird special expires December 31.

Who's For Dinner? - Teatown Lake Reservation
February 25, 2012 - Ossining

Meet one of Teatown's new Barred Owls and learn about the swampy forested habitats where they dine. In this hands-on program, you'll look at an owl pellet to see what was on the menu for Teatown's resident owls.

'Brazil! Brazil!' - The New Victory Theater
February 25, 2012 - Manhattan

Escape the February freeze and bask in the bright sunshine of this sizzling South American celebration that blends the exhilarating rhythms of Rio Carnaval with acrobatics and soccer-inspired street dance. Brazil's National Freestyle Football Champion, Arturo, joins a team of stunning singers, dancers, and musicians to infuse his superstar brand of athleticism and talent into this euphoric production. Lightning-fast flips and footwork, magnetic capoeira, and infectious, non-stop drumbeats create a happy and highly contagious case of futebol fever.

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.

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 25, 2012 -

NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA Doors: 11am - Show: 12pm Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip $40 adv, $42.50 door STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of "Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be".

HeartSaver Pediatric First Aid & CPR - PM Pediatrics
February 25, 2012 - Lake Success

Learn how to give First Aid and CPR to adults, children, and infants. Training also includes using an automated external defibrillator. Lunch will be provided. To register please call 914-777-5437 or email drichy@pmpediatrics.com.

Film Society of Lincoln Center Presents 'Manuelita' - Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
February 25, 2012 - Manhattan

Based on a famous Argentinian children's song. Manuelita is a young turtle who gets lost from home in a runaway balloon. On her trip, she makes new friends and discovers a talent for hat-making. A simple story with sweet songs, it's perfect for the youngest viewers (and rarely seen on the big screen!). (Manuel Garc�a Ferr�, Argentina, 1999, Digital; 86 minutes.) Family Film-goers can stop at Indie Food and Wine before or after the film for an afternoon treat like the "indie lunch box," a meal that features a New York State cheddar grilled cheese sandwich on multi-grain bread with an apple and house-made hot chocolate ($6).

Free Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
February 25, 2012 - New Hyde Park

Keep those little hands busy as they create craft projects every Saturday this month. Children ages 3 and up are welcome at all Lakeshore Learning locations. For more information, visit www.LakeshoreLearning.com/FreeCrafts4Kids.

Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs - Studio Theatre
February 25, 2012 - Lindenhurst

This musical will delight kids of all ages. Meet the captivating Princess Snow White, the prince, the evil queen and, of course, the seven mischievous dwarfs. There's also a hilarious palace cat and an enchanted vixen.

Public Marine-Biology Programs - Maritime Aquarium
February 25, 2012 - Norwalk

This informative program allows visitors access to the marine-education programming available to school groups. Check the Aquarium's website for today's subject. Fifteen participants are taken on a first come first served basis for each time slot. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Flicks - 'Azur and Azmar: The Princes' Quest' - The Picture House
February 25, 2012 - Pelham

Azur and Azmar is the story of two boys raised as brothers, one fair and one dark, lovingly cared for by Azmar's gentle mother who tells them stories about her far-away homeland and of the beautiful, imprisoned Djinn Fairy waiting to be set free. The boys are separated, but years later Azur returns to his mother's homeland, but is considered "unlucky" because of his blue eyes. Azur vows never to open them again and is reduced to being a blind beggar. Meanwhile Asmar has grown into a dashing horseman. Reunited, but now as adversaries, the two brothers set off on a dangerous quest to find and free the Djinn Fairy. (98 minutes; English; 2008.)

'Next To Normal' - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
February 25, 2012 - Mamaroneck

The blazing musical that took Broadway by storm just a couple of seasons ago. And now it's making its NY Regional premiere at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre! Dealing with bipolar disorder in a truly innovative and theatrical way, "Next To Normal" will change the way you look at the world and challenge your ideas about those who suffer with mental illness. This show is for adults and mature tweens and teens only. Performances run through 3/4/12. Call 914-630-0804 to purchase tickets.

Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs - Studio Theatre
February 25, 2012 - Lindenhurst

See some old friends plus a few new ones in this musical adaptation. There is the captivating Princess Snow White, the prince, the evil queen and, of course, the seven mischievous dwarfs-Sarge, Gabby, Gloomy Gus, Ticklish, Spritely, Snore, and Slowpoke. There's also a hilarious palace cat and an enchanted fox named Vixen.

Winter Wildlife Wonders - Greenburgh Nature Center
February 25, 2012 - Scarsdale

Join a naturalist in a hands-on approach to exploring how animals survive the winter's harsh weather. Visit with live animals and discover the adaptations upon which the animals rely to survive and thrive.

Saturday Crafts - The Field Library
February 25, 2012 - Peekskill

Discover your inner artist at this simple drop-in craft time.

Free Craft Saturdays - Make Overlapping Icicles - Straight A's
February 25, 2012 - White Plains

Today, kids can drop in to create the beauty of icicles indoors. Straight A's sells educational toys, gifts and teacher supplies.

Opossums - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
February 25, 2012 - Cornwall

Learn about opossums and meet the museum's resident opossum. Then make a 'possum pouch' to take home.

Movies for Kids (And Their Families): Time Bandits - Jacob Burns Film Center
February 25, 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.)

Family Art Project: Confetti Nests for Blue Birds - Wave Hill
February 25, 2012 - Bronx

Popular papermaker Randy Brozen shows participants how to sculpt little blue birds and vibrant nests from paper pulp and colorful stringy confetti. Use the nest to keep your little blue bird cozy or to welcome home returning migrators this spring. Admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Yellowstone Howl! - Wolf Conservation Center
February 25, 2012 - South Salem

A special talk about the wolves of Yellowstone National Park. The Wolf Conservation Center hosted some Yellowstone adventures last year and is eager to share their insights about wolf reintroduction, the beneficial ecological effect wolves have, and the debate that surrounds this controversial predator in the West. Guests will visit the WCC's wolves, and enjoy hot beverages in the woodstove-heated classroom. Pre-registration is required.

The Three Little Pigs - Theatre Three
February 25, 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.

'Breaking Up Is Hard To Do' - Theatre Three
February 25, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Reminisce as you enjoy the songs of Neil Sedaka, including "Where the Boys Are," "Calendar Girl," "Love Will Keep Us Together," "Laughter in the Rain," and "Stairway to Heaven," among others. The show runs through March 17, 2012.

Photography - Prospect Park Picnic House
February 25, 2012 - Park Slope

The Urban Park Ranger Art and Photography programs allow you to interpret the natural would through artistic expression, while learning about the local environment.

Birding: Winter Birding - Clove Lakes Park
February 25, 2012 - Staten Island

Observe and learn about the Winter birds of Staten Island.

President's Week with The Muppets - Museum of the Moving Image
February 25, 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.

Let's Join Hands - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 25, 2012 - Crown Heights

Children learn about different cultures and the need for tolerance and peace, and the importance of Martin Luther King's message before creating a wreath of colors to take home.

Living the Legacy: Black History Jeopardy - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 25, 2012 - Crown Heights

"Who wrote the song 'What a Wonderful World'?" "Who invented over 300 uses for peanuts?" Sharpen your skills and learn more about the legacy of African Americans. The game is on!

Winter Wonderland Children's Ball - Stepping Stones Museum
February 25, 2012 - Norwalk

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. The museum's annual ball for children is a magical evening with activities fit for little princes and princesses. Families learn ballroom dancing from expert instructors, make crowns, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and more. Registration online or at ext. 264.

Saturday Family Programs: Feraba African Rhythm Tap Duet - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 25, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Join Ibrahima Kolipe Camara, a native from Guinea, West Africa and Irene Koloseus, dancer and choreographer as they celebrate Black History month.

"Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3...Imagine!" - The Theater at Madison Square Garden
February 25, 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!)

Tales to Tails - Wilton Library
February 25, 2012 - Wilton

Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue brings therapy dogs to the library for children to read to them. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. Children must read independently to participate in this program. Registration required.

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.

András Schiff, Dénes Várjon - Carnegie Hall
February 25, 2012 -

András Schiff's Carnegie Hall Perspectives residency focuses on Bartók, and on this concert he teams up with Dénes Várjon to perform the Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion—one of the composer's most popular works. In addition, Schiff and Várjon perform Debussy's En blanc et noir, which alternates between passionate extroversion and somber reflection.

Berliner Philharmoniker - Carnegie Hall
February 25, 2012 -

In 1894, Mahler took the stage with the Berliner Philharmoniker for the first performance of his new "Resurrection" Symphony. Today, under Sir Simon Rattle, this illustrious orchestra's Mahler is "incisive and impassioned" (The New York Times). On this concert, they are joined by the Westminster Symphonic Choir and soloists to perform the grand, dramatic symphony premiered over a century ago.

A Fondness for Fruit - Long Island Children's Museum
February 25, 2012 - Garden City

What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than to make a delicious fruit ensemble for your loved one? Citrus fruits are full of vitamins that help keep your heart healthy and fit. Program ingredients: fruit and yogurt.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
February 25, 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.

Paul Yeon Lee – Scattered Wind - Flushing Town Hall
February 25, 2012 - Flushing

Recipient of the 2011 Exploring the Metropolis NYC Con Edison Musicians' Residency Composition Program and a resident composer of Flushing Town Hall, Paul Yeon Lee presents two different sanjo (scattered melody) pieces by Korean traditional transverse flute daegeum and western instrument flute. Additionally, lee will premiere his new music "Scattered Wind" for daegeum and piano.

Influx: Turkish Contemporary Dance - Queens College
February 25, 2012 - Flushing

Traveling from Istanbul, Turkey, choreographers/dancers Mustafa Kaplan, Ayse Orhon, and Filiz Sizanli create compelling work that challenge perceptions of dance. The performance will be followed by a question and answer session.

Recess Monkey in Concert - Symphony Space
February 25, 2012 - Upper West Side

The Seattle-based trio of teachers performs a high-energy indie rock concert with songs evoking the Beatles at their most playful.

The Tale of the Frog Prince - Arena Players Repertory Theater
February 25, 2012 - Centerport

The Tale of the Frog Prince is an audience participation comedy based on the story of a lonely Frog Prince who lives in a swamp on a large kingly estate. Can he find a beautiful princess to break the spell and turn him back into a real prince? Reservations recommended.

Watson Adventures' Whodunit Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 25, 2012 - Upper East Side

In this murder-mystery scavenger hunt for kids 10 and older, a crazed killer is on the loose in the museum and has created a scavenger hunt that, when completed, reveals his name, the weapon he used, and where he hid the body. You'll get a list of suspects, weapons, and hiding places (all are items in the museum), and by following the trail of clues and answering tricky questions, you'll provide the police with the evidence they need to catch and convict the killer. No knowledge of the museum or art is necessary. You just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes. Each team must include at least one kid and one adult, with a maximum of six per team. More than two people per team is recommended for the best sleuthing. Advance purchase is required at www.watsonadventures.com. For more information, call 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

Children's Self Esteem Group - Saltzman Community Center
February 25, 2012 - Hempstead

This group provides a nurturing environment for a child's self-esteem to flourish. Through structured activities, games, stories, projects, and friendship, this group offers a safe, friendly environment for children to feel good about themselves. Please call to register. Classes run through March 2, 2012.

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.

Spanish Speaking Parenting - Saltzman Community Center
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.

Parenting Group - Saltzman Community Center
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.

Student Art Festival Part I, Grades K-8 - Guild Hall
February 25, 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.

DIY Crafts for Kids - Guild Hall
February 25, 2012 - East Hampton

In conjunction with the Student Art Festival Part I, Guild Hall offers free do-it-yourself crafts. Materials included.

Lego Club - Children's Museum of the East End
February 25, 2012 - Bridgehampton

Older siblings are dropped off to construct works of art from LEGOs while the rest of the family is playing in the museum. Their creations will be on display until the next club meets. The program is designed to encourage older siblings to continue visiting the museum. To help CMEE develop this new program call (631) 537-8250 or email Daphne@cmee.org to donate LEGOs.

Dora's Pirate Adventure - CM Performing Arts
February 25, 2012 - Oakdale

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

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.

GAME ON! - Westhampton Free Library
February 25, 2012 - Westhampton Beach

Come to the library after it closes to play your favorite computer/video games. No Registration Required.

MAGIC THE GATHERING BOOSTER DRAFT - Westhampton Free Library
February 25, 2012 - Westhampton Beach

Play magic that challenges your skills both as a deck builder and as a player. No registration required.

Theatrical Comedy 'Lend Me a Tenor' - The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
February 25, 2012 - Dix Hills

Winner of three Tony awards and four Drama Desk awards, "Lend Me A Tenor" is a hilarious comedy about the opera set in 1934.

Pacifica Quartet in Concert - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 25, 2012 - Upper East Side

Hear classics by Beethoven performed by this string quartet that includes two violins, a viola, and a cello. Simin Ganatra (violin), Sibbi Bernhardsson (violin), Masumi Per Rostad (viola), and Brandon Vamos (cello) will perform No. 5 in A Major, Opus 18, and No. 15 in A Minor, Opus 132. This concert is supported in part by the Grace Jarcho Ross and Daniel G. Ross Concert Fund. Tickets available by phone or at the box office.

Columns and Stories - The Skyscraper Museum
February 25, 2012 - Battery Park City

During a tour of the exhibition "News Paper Spires," families will learn about newspaper headquarter buildings, both historic and contemporary. Kids will then explore what running a newspaper is like by producing their own special edition paper.

Yoga Stretch Class - The Family Wellness Center
February 25, 2012 - Plainview

Class includes instruction in various breathing techniques, gentle and deep stretching, and strengthening muscles and bones. The intention of this class is to create deeper connection to self and deep peace. Call to register.

Sensory Friendly Screening: 'The Secret World of Arrietty' - AMC Loews 84th Street
February 25, 2012 - Upper West Side

This special screening allows children with autism and/or sensory disorders and their families to enjoy the new movie in a safe and accepting environment. The auditorium will keep its lights up and turn down the sound, and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout, or sing during the film.

Glow Play: Sculpting with Light - The Morgan Library & Museum
February 25, 2012 - Manhattan

Inspired by the exhibition "Dan Flavin: Drawing," artist and educator Nicole Haroutunian will invite children and their families to discover the drawings of Minimalist artist Dan Flavin. After visiting the exhibition and experiencing two of Flavin's light installations firsthand, families will create color sketches inspired by the artist's works on paper and shape glowing sculptures of their own.

The Secret World of Arrietty - AMC Loews Nassau Metroplex 10
February 25, 2012 - Levittown

This special screening allows children with autism and/or sensory disorders and their families to enjoy the new movie in a safe and accepting environment. The auditorium will keep its lights up and turn down the sound, and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout, or sing during the film.

4th Annual 'Naked' Polar Bear Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Pier 83
February 25, 2012 - Manhattan

Participating passengers are encouraged to strip down to their bathing suits and enjoy a frosty ride on the deck while they raise money to help the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) save wildlife and wild places around the globe (sponsorship forms are available at www.circleline42.com). The man and the woman who spend the longest time shivering on deck will have the chance to win four Total Experience tickets to WCS's Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium. Soft shell fleeces from Weatherproof will also be awarded. There will be an inside area where participants can bundle up and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate.

Pinkalicious - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
February 25, 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.

Sensory Friendly Film - The Secret World of Arrietty - AMC Lowes Theater - Stonybrook 17
February 25, 2012 - Stony Brook

AMC Theaters has partnered with the Autism Society to provide monthly children's films in an accepting environment for children with autism. The auditorium has the lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing.

Sensory Friendly Film - The Secret World of Arrietty - AMC Loews Shore 8
February 25, 2012 - Huntington

AMC Theaters has partnered with the Autism Society to provide monthly children's films in an accepting environment for children with autism. The auditorium has the lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing.

Sensory Friendly Film - The Secret World of Arrietty - AMC Loews Danbury 16
February 25, 2012 - Danbury

AMC Theaters has partnered with the Autism Society to provide monthly children's films in an accepting environment for children with autism. The auditorium has the lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing.

"Rumpelstiltskin The Musical" - Main Stage Theater
February 25, 2012 - Manhattan

The WorkShop Theater Company's co-production with Broadway Youth Ensemble features child-star performers from Broadway's "Mary Poppins," "Les Miserables," and "Ragtime," plus national tours of "Billy Elliot," "Shrek," "101 Dalmations," and more.

'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.

Art Workshop: Transfer Drawings - Children's Museum of the Arts
February 25, 2012 - SoHo

Visitors will select found images and learn how to transfer them to paper to incorporate into a composition of their own. For ages 5 and older.

Art Workshop: Old Chinese Scroll - Children's Museum of the Arts
February 25, 2012 - SoHo

Taking inspiration from Chinese scroll paintings, visitors can depict a scene from nature or tell a visual story using a variety of drawing materials. They can then crumple their scroll to create an aged look and attach sticks at both ends for rolling and display. For ages 5 and older.

Kids’ Mind Power Seminar - New York Society for Ethical Culture
February 25, 2012 - Manhattan

Kids ages 8 and older will get a rare chance to witness first-hand the amazing talents of world-renowned mentalist Marc Salem when he takes them on a captivating and surprising journey through the possibilities of the human mind, part of his new show "Marc Salem: Mind Over Manhattan." Salem will create a kid-friendly 45-minute session that incorporates elements from being a student of the human mind for more than 30 years. Topics will include: how to expand mind power, super memory, study skills, find misplaced objects, increase creativity, and use your mind to its fullest and 'funnest' potential. This interactive and fun-filled presentation will be offered at 6:30pm, prior to the 8pm evening performance of "Mind over Manhattan." Your evening admission to the show is also your ticket to this special kids' seminar.

Disney's Beauty & the Beast Jr - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
February 25, 2012 - Smithtown

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

Atlantic Theater Company Presents 'The Hundred Dresses' - Signature Theatre's Peter Norton Space
February 25, 2012 - Manhattan

Based on the book by Eleanor Estes, this lively musical is a poetic tale that explores the power of imagination and the courage it takes to stand up for others, even when you are standing alone. This timeless story follows Wanda Petronski, a young girl who speaks strangely, lives in the wrong part of town, and wears the same dress to school every day. While Wanda struggles to fit in and make friends at Franklin Elementary, Maddie, a fellow student, comes to understand that some of the worst bullies in the world throw no blows. "The Hundred Dresses" takes audiences on a colorful journey filled with buoyant music, zany characters, plenty of charm, humor, and - you guessed it - dresses.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
February 25, 2012 -

EVERY SATURDAY LATE NIGHT at The Highline Ballroom: The Rewind Show with live performances and celebrity DJs. File Under: Rock, Dance, Electronic, Late Night. 21 or over to enter. Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 11:00pm. $20 at door. RSVP to info@4kent.com. The Rewind Show is a vision we have had for as long as we have been in the business of night clubs and event planning. We are tired of the same concept that every night-club in NYC has been stuck with over the years and think that it's time to change the way to party! As we all know nothing can compare to a live performance and therefore we have created the Rewind Show! We want to bring an experience like no other by combining the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. Every Saturday night, the Highline Ballroom will operate as a high-end night club to let people experience the Rewind Show.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
February 25, 2012 -

EVERY SATURDAY LATE NIGHT at The Highline Ballroom: The Rewind Show with live performances and celebrity DJs. File Under: Rock, Dance, Electronic, Late Night. 21 or over to enter. Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 11:00pm. $20 at door. RSVP to info@4kent.com. The Rewind Show is a vision we have had for as long as we have been in the business of night clubs and event planning. We are tired of the same concept that every night-club in NYC has been stuck with over the years and think that it's time to change the way to party! As we all know nothing can compare to a live performance and therefore we have created the Rewind Show! We want to bring an experience like no other by combining the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. Every Saturday night, the Highline Ballroom will operate as a high-end night club to let people experience the Rewind Show.

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.

Free Crafts for Kids Every Saturday - Lakeshore Learning Store
February 25, 2012 - Scarsdale

Children ages 3 and up are welcome for free craft projects every Saturday. Today: Super-Silly Storybook Character. Celebrate Dr. Seuss's upcoming birthday...with a super-silly stick puppet. For more information, visit www.LakeshoreLearning.com/FreeCrafts4Kids.

Seal Cruise - The Riverhead Foundation
February 25, 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.

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.

Explore Jackson Heights - Thriving Immigrant Community - (location TBA upon purchase of ticket)
February 25, 2012 - Queens

- 3 hour tour of New York?s historic Jackson Heights neighborhood - Informed commentary on the immigrant community from a South Asian expert - Review Queens-specific architecture - Enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat South Asian lunch (cost included) Jackson Heights was originally a civic-planned New York neighborhood designed to cater to the upper-middle class, but grew organically over the course of a century to become home to a melting pot of Latino and South Asian immigrants. Wander around the neighborhood with Aseem Chhabra, a widely-published freelance journalist and Queens resident, as he narrates Jackson Heights? history and see for yourself how the present-day cosmopolitan community translates itself into an array of culturally-distinctive restaurants, supermarkets and clothing stores. You?ll review the renowned nature-friendly ?garden apartments? that Jackson Heights pioneered in the 1920?s, visit the small businesses that now characterize the neighborhood, and enjoy a delicious lunch at Jackson Diner on this comprehensive three-hour walking tour. Aseem previously led this tour of Jackson Heights annually for the 92nd Street Y to much acclaim. In 2009 the tour was profiled in the Daily News as a ?taste of how people from different ethnic cultures ? sometimes from feuding countries ? could live and work together.? http://www.sidetour.com/experiences/explore-jackson-heights-thriving-immigrant-community/?utm_source=cityguideny&utm_medium=eventlisting&utm_campaign=EventDirectories

Transformations - Loft Artist Association
February 25, 2012 - Stamford

CD's, shredded junk mail, zippers, plastic jugs, matches, nuts, bolts, cereal boxes, teabags, and a variety of other household and organic items are transformed from trash to treasure.

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!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves - Broadhollow Theatre
February 25, 2012 - Elmont

Mirror, mirror on the wall, we all know Snow White is the fairest of them all. Join Snow White and the 7 dwarves on her adventure and happily ever after with the Prince.

'Naked' Polar Bear Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
February 25, 2012 - New York

Circle Line Sightseeing is teaming up with the Coney Island Polar Bear Club to raise funds for the Wildlife Conservation Society. The longer passengers can withstand the cold in their bathing suits, the more money they will raise for animals in need! Are you up for a challenge? Do you want to make a bet with someone? Here is the Ultimate test of Endurance! Boarding: 10:30am; SailingTime: 11:00am – 12:00 pm. Location: Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises. FREE for Participants. Price: $20 for Spectators .

Buckwheat Zydeco - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 25, 2012 - New York

American musical legend Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr. - along with his band, Buckwheat Zydeco, one of the greatest party bands in America - is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. 2009 marked Buckwheat Zydeco's 30th anniversary, and Buckwheat celebrated with the release of his Grammy Award-winning CD (and Alligator Records debut), Lay Your Burden Down. This Grammy Award was the band's first, although it had previously been nominated five times in three different categories. The band has appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman, CNN, The Today Show, MTV, NBC News, CBS Morning News, and many other TV programs. Buckwheat's music has also been featured in films ranging from The Water Boy and The Big Easy to Fletch Live and Hard Target. Now, with his new relationship with the Alligator label and Lay Your Burden Down, his massive instrumental and vocal talents, and his boundless energy, Buckwheat, already the most popular zydeco artist in the world, will find the largest and most enthusiastic audience of his long and storied career.

Fun Days - Deer Mountain Day Camp
February 25, 2012 - Pomona

During this open house, parents and their children can meet camp staff, learn about the camp's programs, tour the facilities, and take part in fun activities including cookie decorating, crafts, giant Legos and more. Another open house will be held on Saturday February 25. This is a free event but you must schedule an appointment by calling the camp office.

Saw Mill River Audubon Birding Field Trip to Tarrytown Lakes - Tarrytown Lakes
February 25, 2012 - Tarrytown

A birding trip to Tarrytown Lakes. Past year trips have seen a variety of wintering ducks. Contact the office by phone 914-666-6503 or email office@sawmillriveraudubon.org to register and for meeting place.

Teitur - Marit Larsen - Highline Ballroom
February 25, 2012 -

Look out, the musician's favorite singer-songwriter is coming to a place near you with a new album. Says KT Tunstall: "He is the sound of melting ice, haunted woods, and beautiful honesty." He is Teitur (Tie-tor), a man from the Faroe Islands who turns music into magic beautifully and effortlessly. In 2002, Teitur was signed by the legendary Doug Morris to Universal Records in the US. He soon released his first album Poetry & Aeroplanes (2003), which became a critical hit with its simple, sincere songs. Teitur's popularity ballooned as he toured the US and Canada extensively, performed on American chat shows, watched as his songs got snapped up for film soundtracks, and g

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