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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on February 4

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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 4, 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 4. 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.

DGV: Danse a Grande Vitesse - New York City Ballet
February 04, 2012 -

Originally created for The Royal Ballet, DGV propels 26 dancers through space with a supercharged, minimalist score by Michael Nyman.

Firebird - New York City Ballet
February 04, 2012 -

Balanchine's Firebird was one of the choreographer's first creations for the young New York City Ballet, using elaborate sets and costumes. The story, the choreography, the sets, and the music all integrated many brilliantly colored elements from Russian folklore. Because Balanchine chose to use the orchestral suite rather than the complete three-act score, he simplified the story and emphasized the mythical elements of the Firebird's character. For revivals in 1970, 1972, and 1980, Balanchine changed his choreography for the Firebird — and sometimes the costume as well — to suit the ballerina cast in the leading role. At Balanchine's invitation, in 1970, the artist Marc Chagall came to New York City to supervise the construction of new sets and costumes based on his designs for a new production. For the 1970 revival, Robbins contributed new choreography for the monsters' dance. The current production was staged in 1985. 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 L'Histoire du Soldat, Concertino, and Jeu de Cartes.

New Wheeldon - New York City Ballet
February 04, 2012 -

NYCB's former first-ever Resident Choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon now travels the world as one of the most in-demand dance makers. Wheeldon returns to choreograph a world premiere for the New Combinations Evening, which honors Balanchine's birthday each year with the performance of new work.

Polyphonia - New York City Ballet
February 04, 2012 -

"Romantic with comic twists," is how Christopher Wheeldon describes his new work set to ten eclectic piano pieces by Ligeti. Its brief sections run the choreographic spectrum from the bold, neoclassic angularity of Balanchine through playful duets, a dreamy waltz, a gentle, plaintive solo to the intense intertwining of one couple. Anchored by dynamic opening and closing ensembles filled with twisting turns, jabs and quirky hard movements, its eight dances seem to be tearing through the musical fabric. Overhead horizontal lifts, rolls and pushes off the floor contrast with classical ballet steps. The first of two key duets for the leading principal couple evokes sea creatures swimming, while the second looks like a strange plant growing and closing in on itself. The last horizontal lifts and fade out arrest the movement, frame it and let it dissolve like a film. Ligeti's polyphony (many individual voices sounding simultaneously) with fleeting references to Stravinsky, Debussy, Kodály and Prokofiev, among others, finds its match in the choreographer's interweaving of ballet and modem dance movement.

Stravinsky Violin Concerto - New York City Ballet
Through February 04, 2012 -

In 1941, Balanchine choreographed Balustrade for the Ballet Russe to Stravinsky's Violin Concerto in D. When he returned to the score three decades later, he could no longer remember his original choreography. But Balanchine was not at all disturbed by the loss. "What I did then was for then," he said, "and what I wanted to do to this music for our Stravinsky Festival... represented more than 30 years' difference." The new choreography follows the score directly: An opening "Toccata" and a final "Capriccio" enclose two central "Arias," which form contrasting pas de deux for two different couples.

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Metropolitan Opera
February 04, 2012 -

Peter Mattei recreates his winning portrayal of the barber in Bartlett Sher's popular production, which propels the comic action right into the audience. Isabel Leonard sings her first Met Rosina, sharing the role with Diana Damrau, and Javier Camarena makes his Met debut as the Count.

Anna Bolena - Metropolitan Opera
February 04, 2012 -

Anna Netrebko opens the Met season with her portrayal of the ill-fated queen driven insane by her unfaithful king. She sings one of opera's greatest mad scenes in this Met premiere production by David McVicar. Ekaterina Gubanova is her rival, Jane Seymour, Ildar Abdrazakov sings Henry VIII, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

Petula Clark - Feinstein's at Loew's Regency
Through February 04, 2012 -

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed "Best of New York" by New York Magazine and "an invaluable New York institution" by The New York Post, will continue its 2011-12 season with the debut engagement of Two time Grammy Award winning singing legend, actress and songwriter PETULA CLARK. Making her first New York nightclub engagement since the 1970s, Ms. Clark will perform her chart-topping pop hits like "Downtown," "I Know A Place" and "My Love," as well as highlights from her stage and screen roles in Sunset Boulevard, Blood Brothers and Finian's Rainbow. Ms. Clark's show at Feinstein's will run from January 24 to February 4, 2012. Prior to New York, she will perform at the Casino De Paris Theatre on November 7, for her first Paris concert in two years. Immediately after her run at Feinstein's, she will fly down under for a 15 day concert tour of Australia.

David Garrett - Beacon Theatre
February 04, 2012 - New York

The child of an American mother and a German father, prodigy violin soloist David Garrett, born David Bongartz in Aachen, Germany, reached and surpassed many an important milestone before his matriculation at Juilliard in New York. David's interest in violin began at the age of four, when his older brother received a violin from his father -- who himself was a antique stringed-instrument dealer. A year later, David had already won a competition, and by seven he was playing in public as often as possible. Within five more years, David had gone on to perform with an orchestra (playing Mozart) and at the age of ten made his concert debut. As his teenage years dawned, David had already released two albums and appeared on television. This kind of talent was quickly picked up by Deutsche Grammophone, which offered and signed a contract with the violinist when he was only 14 years old. He graduated from Juilliard in New York in 2004, after having been a student with Itzhak Perlman. David Garrett has performed with many of the world's orchestras, and in 2007 he played with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, touring the United States with the orchestra in 2008. In 2009 he released a self-titled album on the Decca label. The varied repertoire included music from Bizet, a version of 'Dueling Banjos' plus a cover version of Michael Jackson's 'Smooth Criminal'. A year later he returned with Rock Symphonies, an album featuring material from Nirvana, Guns 'N' Roses, and Metallica.

"Welcome to Tourettaville" - 13th Street Repertory Theater
Through February 04, 2012 - Manhattan

In this musical, a young boy growing up with Tourette Syndrome befriends four aliens who inspire him toward self-acceptance. The show utilizes actors of all genders, abilities, and special needs, making it an all-inclusive theater experience.

Free Movie: 'Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back' - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
February 04, 2012 - Ossining

All are welcome to attend this free screening of the epic film "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back." Rated "PG." 1980; 124 mins.

COIL 2012 - PS122
Through February 04, 2012 - New York

"COIL '12 represents a Performance Space 122 of which we are all very proud. Across the city, sourced from around the world. Fully realized, but on the bleeding front edge. As we spend the upcoming seasons outside of our home, we are proud to be embarking on and renewing several catalytic partnerships which help make this festival possible." - Vallejo Gantner, Artistic Director COIL, Performance Space 122's 7th annual mid-winter festival featuring inventive and inspiring contemporary performance that's "aimed at the head, the guts and the heart" (New York Post) is ready for you. Tickets now available to PS122 Passport and COIL Pass holders. Single tickets on sale December 1. This annual winter festival features 11 premieres from critical US and international artists. The presentations are socially engaged, visceral, and groundbreaking. The festival spans 25 days, all genres of performance and takes place in 8 different venues across NYC. January 5-29, 2012 COIL Lineup: http://www.ps122.org/performances/coil_2012.html Passport: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/store/203/packages COIL Pass: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/store/203/pk/73785 Single tickets ($20 - $25) on sale December 1 Box Office: 212-352-3101 Group Rates and Student Discounts: boxoffice@ps122.org Questions or comments: marketing@ps122.org

Illstyle & Peace - Emelin Theatre
February 04, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Illstyle & Peace creates work rooted in contemporary and old school hip-hop blended with an eclectic mix of dance and performance disciplines including tap, ballet, DJing, and beatboxing. "Watching these dancers was like watching the greatest ballet virtuosos, each fighting gravity and the appearance of effort, and demanding and getting the impossible from the human body. They were fabulous." (The New York Times).

Westchester Chinese New Year Celebration 2012 - New Rochelle High School
February 04, 2012 - New Rochelle

Every year Asian-Americans celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Westchester together with families and friends. The Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration in Westchester is a 23-year tradition. This year's program includes professional musicians, Chinese opera, Kung Fu and magicians, a Chinese tea ceremony, an ancient Chinese costume show, performances by professionals and Westchester community members, and more.

Gan Shabbat Service - Bet Torah
February 04, 2012 - Mt. Kisco

Gan Shabbat is a program of children's Sabbath services for nursery-school-age students and their families open to all. It is interactive introduction to Shabbat songs, stories, and prayers for toddlers up to grade 2. A kid-friendly Kiddush of refreshments follows each service. Unaffiliated families and intermarried families are invited to join this specially-designed, warm and welcoming children's program.

Children of Eden - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
February 04, 2012 - Mamaroneck

The Mainstage production of "Children of Eden" is a musical spectacle from the composer of the current hit Broadway show, "Wicked." "Children of Eden" tells the story of the early chapters of the Bible with memorable music. Through Sunday, February 5. Call 914-630-0804 to order tickets.

SOUPer Bowl - United Methodist Church
February 04, 2012 - Port Washington

Don’t be left out in the cold. Port Washington’s restaurants and markets will present their best soups for the public to taste and judge. Vote for your favorites and help the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce select the 2012 SOUPer Bowl Champ. Call or email pwcoc@optonline.net.

Family Drop-In Ceramic Party - Great Neck Arts Center
February 04, 2012 - Great Neck

Prepare for messy fun for the entire family. Come create an art project, "WINTER - LET IT SNOW!" side-by-side with your child or grandchild. Additional programs scheduled February 4, March 4, April 1. Call or visit www.greatneckarts.org to register.

Hudson River EagleFest - Croton Point Park
February 04, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

Attendees of EagleFest can enjoy an abundance of activities from guided and independent eagle viewing to storytelling, engaging children's programs and activities, bird walks, and displays from 30 local collaborators. Shows take place all day long in The Eagle Theatre and Eaglet Stage heated tents. Visit www.teatown.org for a schedule of shows and events. Bus tours for guests ages 12 and older are available at 9:30am or 2pm with a Teatown educator allow an in-depth view of eagles in their natural habitats. Tickets for bus tours are $25/person, and sell out frequently. Call 914-762-2912 x110 to make a reservation. Additionally, Riverfront Green Park in Peekskill will feature a storytelling presentation from Jonathan Kruk, a falconer with a live demonstration, and ice sculptures. The City of Peekskill is providing a free round-trip shuttle bus from Croton Point Park to Riverfront Green all day. Traveling by train? Ride the Eagle Train from Grand Central Station with special guest naturalist, Gabriel Willow. Guests can board the 9:52am train on Metro North's Hudson Line with stops at Croton Harmon and Peekskill. At Croton Harmon, attendees can board the free shuttle bus to Eagle Headquarters at Croton Point Park. And at the Peekskill stop, Riverfront Green Park is just a short walk away.

Masala Bhangra Workout for Families Affected by Autism - Queens Museum of Art
February 04, 2012 - Corona

ArtAccess presents a fitness class for families affected by Autism. Come and experience the traditional Indian dance Bhangra and the exhilaration of Bollywood! The name, The Masala Bhangra Workout, is derived from two Indian words: Masala, which is a spice combination used in Indian cooking, and Bhangra, which is a traditional folk dance from the northern state of Punjab, India. In three sessions, students will learn distinct moves from the program and create a choreographed sequence. To register contact Michelle Lopez at autisminitiatives@queensmusuem.org.

Winter Workspace: Painting with Paper with Danielle Durchslag - Wave Hill
February 04, 2012 - Bronx

Inspired by Wave Hill's beautiful grounds, participants craft a painterly portrait of a local plant or animal out of paper, tape, and glue. Artist Danielle Durchslag introduces collage techniques used in her work. Space is limited, registration encouraged, online at www.wavehill.org. Children ages 12 and older are welcome with an adult. Free with grounds admission.

Family Art Project: Dance Out the Winter Blues - Wave Hill
February 04, 2012 - Bronx

Write a short poem or capture a word of your own with Bronx guest artist Glendalys Medina, then create an image to complement it. Tap it out with a mix of blues and funk break-dancing beats in a group project on a soft, homemade dance floor. Admission to the grounds is free until noon.

'Oliver!' presented by Random Farms Kids' Theater - Tarrytown Music Hall
February 04, 2012 - Tarrytown

A musical retelling of Dickens' famous novel, "Oliver Twist." The plot concerns the adventures of an orphan boy in 19th-century London as he escapes abusive treatment in an orphanage and joins a group of pickpockets. Songs include "Where is Love," "Consider Yourself," "I'd Do Anything," and "As Long As He Needs Me." The production is made up of over 100 young people who are divided into four casts. They come from throughout the tri-state area and have a wealth of theater, film, and television experience.

The Magical Land of Oz - Studio Theatre
February 04, 2012 - Lindenhurst

When Dorothy's house squashes the Wicked Witch of the East, she and her dog Toto set out on the adventure that has charmed millions. With her friends, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Woodsman, this remarkable journey takes them to the great Oz. A timeless story for kids of all ages.

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 04, 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".

Pinkalicious - BayWay Arts Center
February 04, 2012 - East Islip

Pinkalicious loves pink and wants everything in her life to be pink. Follow her through this musical romp of the famous children's book.

Flat Stanley - CM Performing Arts
February 04, 2012 - Oakdale

The popular character makes his way to the stage.

Film Society of Lincoln Center Presents "Time Bandits" - Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
February 04, 2012 - Manhattan

A young boy meets a restless band of little people through a time hole in his closet. He joins them on their escape from their employer (the Supreme Being) after "borrowing" his map of the universe's time holes to hunt for treasure. They run through different periods of history before encountering the Fortress of Ultimate Darkess, where evil lives and must be defeated. Terry Gilliam's lovingly crafted adventure is a funny, rambunctious delight (featuring, along the way, John Cleese, Sean Connery, and Michael Palin). (Terry Gilliam, UK, 1981, Digital; 110 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).

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley - CM Performing Arts Center
February 04, 2012 - Oakdale

Stanley Lambchop thinks life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing. Careful what you wish for, Stanley. Find out how Stanley achieves his goal with hilarious results. Kids will love this musical travelogue.

Asian New Year Celebration - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
February 04, 2012 - Bridgeport

Join your Zoo friends in celebrating the Year of the Dragon with special stories, crafts, a children’s parade, and many more fun activities. Snow date is February 11.

Kenny Vance & The Planotones Unplugged with Special Guest Classic Sounds - Irvington Town Hall Theater
February 04, 2012 - Irvington

Among today's great vocal pop musicians, Kenny Vance and The Planotones have voices of original and inviting dimension. The group, Kenny Vance, Johnny Gale, Kurt "Frenchy" Yahjian, Jimmy Bense, keyboardist Chip Degaard, and Tony Gallino on drums, redefine oldies with vocal authority and freshness. As exemplified by their signature song "Looking For An Echo," their material is influenced by the music of the 50s and 60s, but they consistently bring a unique and musically sophisticated point of view.

Free Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
February 04, 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.

Cocktails with Larry Miller - Queens Theatre
February 04, 2012 - Corona

Mr. Miller takes to the stage in his new one-man show that is two parts comedy, one part theater, with a dash of music and a twist of truth. The Perils of Plumbing, The Unmasking of Marriage, and A Debate between Moses and God are just an ice-breaker for what is slated to be one of the funniest cocktail parties you will ever attend.

Jackson Heights 3AM - Queens Theatre
February 04, 2012 - Corona

A livery cab driver working the midnight shift yearns for a woman who rises at dawn to bake bread, but does not speak her language. A beloved dog disappears without a trace. A closeted policeman from Long Island comes to Queens for a date. Car dispatchers, sex workers, drag queens, E.R. doctors, gamblers, and insomniacs collide in the colorful world of Jackson Heights after hours.

'The Festival of the Vegetables' - The Metropoiltan Playhouse
February 04, 2012 - East Village

If you're finished with "Nutcracker" sweets, savor this ballet in which the props are crops and the produce aisle comes to life in a sparkling salad of color, music, and poetry.

Joyful Beginnings - Green Meadow Waldorf School
February 04, 2012 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents with toddlers are invited to experience a typical morning in the school's Early Childhood Program. Bread-baking, outdoor play, circle time, and a puppet show are all part of the experience. Advance registration is required.

Public Marine-Biology Programs - Maritime Aquarium
February 04, 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.

Asian New Year Celebration - Beardsley Zoo
February 04, 2012 - Bridgeport

Join your Zoo friends in celebrating the Year of the Dragon with special stories, crafts, a children's parade and fun activities. Snow date is February 11.

Family Flicks - 'The Secret of Nimh' - The Picture House
February 04, 2012 - Pelham

To save her ill son, a field mouse must seek the aid of a colony of super-intelligent rats with whom she has a deeper link to than she ever suspected. Adapted from Robert C. O'Brien's acclaimed children's book "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of N.I.M.H." Although beloved by many, the film has some "dark" parts - recommended for children ages 9 and older; 82 minutes.

Joyful Beginnings - Green Meadow Waldorf School - Tarrytown Campus
February 04, 2012 - Tarrytown

Experience a typical morning in the Early Childhood Program with your child. Bread-baking, outdoor play, circle time, and perhaps even a puppet show are all part of the experience.

Free Craft Saturdays - Make a Valentine Card Caddy - Straight A's
February 04, 2012 - White Plains

Today, kids can drop in to make a special caddy to hold their Valentines in. Straight A's sells educational toys, gifts and teacher supplies.

Lamaze Weekend Series - Nyack Hospital
February 04, 2012 - Nyack

This childbirth class is held over a weekend with six hours of class each day. Class content is the same as the six-week course: relaxation, breathing techniques, and coaching techniques are emphasized. Includes tour of Nyack Hospital's Maternity Center. Pre-registration is required.

Geology Fair - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
February 04, 2012 - Cornwall

Check out some funky rocks and learn some cool facts at this annual event presented by the Orange County Mineral Society. Rock and Gem specimens will be on exhibit as well as New York State Fossils. Children can excavate their own rock specimens. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Westchester Chamber Symphony Rare Piano Concerto - Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium, Iona College
February 04, 2012 - New Rochelle

Pianists Alon Goldstein and Lucille Chung will play Mozart's own two-piano arrangement of his "Concerto for Three Pianos, no. 7, K. 242." Also on the program are Saint-Saens' "Carnival of the Animals," narrated by Robert Sherman, and the annual Composers of the Future showcase of student compositions, a collaboration with the Songcatchers after-school program.

Movies for Kids (And Their Families): The Black Hole - Jacob Burns Film Center
February 04, 2012 - Pleasantville

The USS Cygnus is perched precariously at the edge of a black hole. Disney's post-"Star Wars" foray into big-budget science fiction includes a mad scientist set on finding the source of the universe's energy, an unflappable captain, zombie-like drones, robots, and lots of futuristic phenomena. (Rated "PG." 1979, 98 min.)

Young Farmers Camp Registration - Muscoot Farm
February 04, 2012 - Katonah

Walk-in registration will be held for County residents. Call for an application.

Walter Wick: Larger than Life - Bruce Museum
February 04, 2012 - Greenwich

Children ages 3 years and up along with their adult caregivers view some of Walter Wick's pictures projected on a big screen for an interactive observational experience. Guided by a museum educator, families work together to solve some of Walter Wick's picture-book riddles. Copies of the books are available in the Museum Store so explorations can continue at home. Call for reservations or email details to info@brucemuseum.org.

Chowdafest IV - Bedford Middle School
February 04, 2012 - Westport

Come be a judge and vote for your favorite soup and chowders at the 4th Annual Chowdafest competition. Slurp down samples from 24 restaurants as they compete in three different categories: Classic New England Clam Chowder, Creative Chowder and Soup/Bisque. There are family activities throughout the day. Proceeds benefit the CT Food Bank.

'The Glass Menagerie' - YCP TheaterWorks
February 04, 2012 - Mohegan Lake

Tennessee Williams' classic drama focuses on the story of outsiders in St. Louis on the eve of World War II.

Westchester Chamber Symphony Rare Piano Concerto - Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium, Iona College
February 04, 2012 - New Rochelle

Pianists Alon Goldstein and Lucille Chung will play Mozart's own two-piano arrangement of his "Concerto for Three Pianos, no. 7, K. 242." Also on the program are Saint-Saens' "Carnival of the Animals," narrated by Robert Sherman, and the annual Composers of the Future showcase of student compositions, a collaboration with the Songcatchers after-school program.

Astronomy - Wolfe's Pond Park
February 04, 2012 - Staten Island

A favorite science topic among children, the Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Meet at the comfort station west of Cornelia Avenue.

Astronomy - Wolfe's Pond Park
February 04, 2012 - Staten Island

A favorite science topic among children, the Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Meet at the comfort station west of Cornelia Avenue.

Birding: Winter Birds - Fort Greene Park
February 04, 2012 - Brooklyn

Observe local winter birds and learn about them. Bring binoculars if you have them. Otherwise ask a ranger for one to borrow.

Origami Bob Workshop - Ossining Public Library - Children's Program Room
February 04, 2012 - Ossining

Origami projects for children ages 7 and older. Limited to the first 12 children to arrive by 2pm.

…A Little Bit Rock and Roll: Elton John (Episode 38) / Paul Simon (Episode 107) - Museum of the Moving Image
February 04, 2012 - Astoria

Singer-songwriters Elton John and Paul Simon brought their catalogs of hits to The Muppet Show in the second and fifth seasons, respectively. John performs "Crocodile Rock" with crocodiles and joins Miss Piggy for a duet of "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart." Paul Simon's episode contains nothing but Simon hits—although performed in very different ways.

Children's Theatre Company of Peekskill Presents: 'The Butter Battle Tale' & 'Stone Soup' - Ford Theater
February 04, 2012 - Peekskill

Celebrating its 6th consecutive season, The Children's Theatre Company of Peekskill presents a double musical treat, appropriate for children and adults. "The Butter Battle Tale," is a musical adaptation by Lory Lazarus, based on the "Butter Battle Book" by Dr. Seuss, with music and lyrics by Lori Lazarus. "Stone Soup," is an adaption by Mehr Mansuri and Jill Bolstridge, with music and lyrics by Frank Sanchez and Mehr Mansuri in collaboration with Lory Lazarus.

Blooming Babies: Spectacular Snowflakes - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 04, 2012 - Crown Heights

Children, 18 months-2.5 years, discover the magic of snowflakes while learning what makes each one special. They will create their own special snowflake craft to take home.

Victorian Valentine Workshop - Bartow Pell Mansion
February 04, 2012 - Bronx

Show that you care ­not with a boring, store-bought card, but with a handmade, full-of-charm, sure-to-woo original creation. Learn about the history of valentines and the use of printed "scraps" used to make them in the 19th century while you craft your own memorable valentine. A fun workshop for the whole family. Registration required.

Around the World: Creative Kids--New Zealand - Stepping Stones Museum
February 04, 2012 - Norwalk

Learn about the Maori, the indigenous inhabitants of New Zealand. Make a carving inspired by the intricate carvings of the Maori tradition.

Family First Saturdays: 'Finding Patterns in Real Life: Focus on Stuart Davis' - Neuberger Museum of Art
February 04, 2012 - Purchase

Stuart Davis made art that distilled what he saw in the world into patterned shapes that lock together like a jigsaw puzzle. In workshops, children ages tots to ten (accompanied by an adult) will create visions of their personal reality using patterns, colors and shapes. Guided tours are available for all ages from 1-3pm. Workshops will take place from 1-4pm.

Show Us Your LEGOS® - Nassau County Museum of Art
February 04, 2012 - Roslyn Harbor

Inspired by the brick art of Nathan Sawaya, presently on view in the Contemporary Gallery, young LEGO® artists are encouraged to bring their plastic brick constructions to the museum for ‘show and tell’ at tables supplied by the museum. The day’s activities include gallery tours and hands-on art making.

Oliver! - Ridgefield Playhouse
February 04, 2012 - Ridgefield

A live orchestra accompanies the performers in this family musical based on the Charles Dickens novel.

The Key Fields - Audubon Greenwich
February 04, 2012 - Greenwich

"La Clé des Champs" is a French film about a young boy and girl who happen upon a secret Eden and learn about the ecosystem. RSVP required to Jeff at x239.

Saturday Family Programs: The Lion's Whiskers - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 04, 2012 - Prospect Heights

A delightful musical adaptation of a traditional Ethiopian folktale, this show features a charming cast of human characters as well as our favorite African animals portrayed by masks and puppets.

Super Saturday: Optical Art--Make It Pop! - Westport Arts Center
February 04, 2012 - Westport

Use specific drawing techniques to create color patterns that have the effect of an optical illusion.

First Saturday Books for Babies - Wilton Library
February 04, 2012 - Wilton

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program for songs, play and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Registration suggested.

Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Program - Wilton Public Library
February 04, 2012 - Wilton

The program includes the viewing of a DVD about Korean history and culture along with a demonstration of the traditional Korean wedding ceremony in traditional costume. Following the program, a sampling of Korean foods is served. Children age 10 and up may attend. Registration recommended.

Take Your Child to the Library Day! - Wilton Library
February 04, 2012 - Wilton

Libraries all across the state are encouraging families to stop by their local library. Wilton Library will have many story and craft programs throughout the day.

Mother Goose Time for 1s and 2s - Wilton Library
February 04, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 1 and 2 are invited to Mother Goose-themed stories and songs in celebration of "Take Your Child to the Library Day." Caregivers must be present. No registration necessary.

Mother Goose Time for 3 - 5s - Wilton Library
February 04, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 3-5 are invited to hear Mother Goose-themed stories and songs in celebration of "Take Your Child to the Library Day." Caregivers must be present. No registration necessary.

Winter Story Time - Wilton Library
February 04, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 5 and up are invited to this interactive winter-themed story time in celebration of "Take Your Child to the Library Day." Children hear stories, sing songs, watch a short movie, and make a craft. Caregivers must remain in the building for children under 12. No registration necessary.

Beatles Rock Band Night - The Moxie Spot
February 04, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Go ahead, try and play that guitar solo from "Taxman." Just try! Eat dinner at Moxie and then indulge in the Beatles Rock Band competition.

Gavin Creel & Stephen Oremus - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 04, 2012 -

Gavin Creel is a singer/songwriter/actor/activist who has dual careers as a Broadway leading man as well as a pop singer. His sweet, earnest tenor has earned him Tony nominations for both Hair and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Creel and Tony Award-winning music director, arranger, and orchestrator Stephen Oremus � the music supervisor of Wicked, Avenue Q, and The Book of Mormon � have put together a night of classic theater tunes and alternative rock from two bright lights from the new generation of Broadway.

Art Works - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 04, 2012 - Crown Heights

Visit the Totally Tots Art Studio and see what activity is in store for your young Picasso.

School's Out Summer Camp and After School Expo - PS 321
February 04, 2012 - Brooklyn

Explore some of Brooklyn's summer camp and after-school programs at this free expo. Meet with administrators, find out what's best for your family, and take advantage of early bird discounts. Refreshments available.

ARTOPIA! A Free Family Arts Festival - The Anderson School
February 04, 2012 - New York

ARTOPIA is a FREE arts festival for the whole family! There will be arts & crafts, music workshops, dance & movement workshops, performances, face painting and more! Hosted by Winsgpan Arts.

All That Jazz! - Long Island Children's Museum
February 04, 2012 - Garden City

Celebrate Black History Month by exploring the life of jazz great, Louis Armstrong. Born in New Orleans, known as the "birthplace of jazz," Louis Armstrong is renowned all over the world for his talent. Listen to jazz music, learn how to scat, and make a craft trumpet for your very own jazz solo.

Community Conversation on Education-Based Films - South Norwalk Library
February 04, 2012 - South Norwalk

Watch the film "No Textbook Answer: Communities Confront the Achievement Gap." The goal of the documentary is to increase awareness of the issues around the achievement gap and to advance community efforts in this area. Registration is strongly suggested.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
February 04, 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.

Artopia - The Anderson School
February 04, 2012 - Upper West Side

Join Wingspan Arts for a full day of arts and crafts, dance and movement workshops, music workshops, performances, face painting, and more.

Museum Explorers Club - Queens Museum of Art
February 04, 2012 - Corona

Come explore the Queens Museum of Art with a program designed especially for children with autism. Register for Saturday afternoon sessions to learn different ways to explore are various types of exhibitions. Participants will discuss how to view art with your children and families will have an opportunity to make art in the studio inspired by the work in the exhibitions. Exploration and play will help bridge connections to the artwork and build literacy. Groups include up to six families affected by autism. Feel free to include parents, grandparents, and siblings when registering for the workshop. The only requirement is that all registered guests must make art. To register, please email or call Jenn at 718.592.9700 x 130 or email autisminitiatives@queensmuseum.org.

Shadow Box Theater presents The African Drum - PS 3, The Bedford Village School
February 04, 2012 - Bedford Stuyvesant

A mainstay production of the Shadow Box Theater, using shadow puppetry to convey African folktales with accompaniment from drums and a guitar.

Shine and the Moonbeams in Concert - Symphony Space
February 04, 2012 - Upper West Side

A soulful, sweet, and smooth-as-molasses show featuring two NYC musicians (singer Shawana Kemp and guitarist Jon Heagle) with eclectic musical tastes and influences who will combine their unique perspectives for a groove-heavy R&B musical extravaganza in a rock and roll package, capturing the uncertainty and simplicity of youth with their original songs and classics.

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' 37th Annual Dance Concert and Pow-Wow - Theater for the New City
February 04, 2012 - East Village

The troupe will present dances, stories, and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast, the Southwest, the Plains, and the Arctic regions. Proceeds from the pow-wow will go toward college funds for needy Native American students. Highlights will include storytelling, a Hoop Dance by a Cherokee tribe member, a Caribou Dance by the Inuit people of Alaska, a Buffalo Dance by the Hopi people, a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance by the Northern Plains people, a Stomp Dance by the Southeastern tribes, and a Shawl Dance by the Oklahoma tribes. Featured performers will include the Heyna Second Son Singers (from various tribes). In the final section of the program, the audience will be invited to join in the Round Dance, a friendship dance. A Pow-Wow is more than just a spectator event: it is a joyous reunion for native peoples nationwide and an opportunity for the non-Indian community to voyage into the philosophy and beauty of Native culture. Traditionally a gathering and sharing of events, Pow-Wows have come to include spectacular dance competitions, exhibitions, and enjoyment of traditional foods. Pageantry is an important component of the event, and all participants are elaborately dressed. Most dances are performed in the traditional Circle, which represents a unity of peoples. There is a wealth of cultural information encoded in the movements of each dance. More than 10 distinct tribes will be represented in the performance. Throughout the performance, all elements are explained in depth through detailed introductions by the troupe's director and emcee Louis Mofsie (Hopi/Winnebago). An educator, Mofsie plays an important part in the show by his ability to present a comprehensive view of native culture. Native American craft items will be displayed in the TNC lobby. The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Scholarship Fund receives its sole support from events like this concert (it receives no government or corporate contributions). It has bestowed more than 350 scholarships to-date.

Family Saturdays: Valentines en français - French Institute Alliance Francaise
February 04, 2012 - Manhattan

Enjoy activities and live performances around the theme "Valentines en français," including the French film "The Three Robbers," an open house at the Haskell Library, storytelling, and Valentine’s Day arts and crafts led by French artist and bookmaker Nathalie Trovato. Open to French speakers and non-French speakers.

Fairfield County Children's Choir- Broadway Concert - Norwalk Concert Hall
February 04, 2012 - Norwalk

Three hundred children in grades 4 through 12 from communities in Fairfield County and beyond sing songs from Broadway past and present. They are accompanied by an orchestra ensemble. A silent and live auction fundraiser takes place at 5:30. Tickets can be purchased at the Norwalk Concert Hall box office the day of the performance.

Family Science Saturdays - Long Island Science Center
February 04, 2012 - Riverhead

Make hands-on crafts, create bubbles, solve the pizza mystery, see what glows in the dark, talk and listen with a whisper tube or change your look with concave and convex mirrors.

Rotary Club Night to Benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck - Nassau Coliseium
February 04, 2012 - Uniondale

Come see the Isles take on the Buffalo Sabres while supporting a good cause. Proceeds from the event benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck and their mission of providing a fun and supportive summer camp for physically and mentally challenged children. The New York Islanders are partnering with Patchogue Rotary Club in this fundraising endeavor.

The Tale of the Frog Prince - Arena Players Repertory Theater
February 04, 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.

Pinkalicious - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
February 04, 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.

Children's Self Esteem Group - Saltzman Community Center
February 04, 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
February 04, 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.

Watson Adventures' Fright at the Museum Family Scavenger Hunt - American Museum of Natural History
February 04, 2012 - Upper West Side

A "Night at the Museum"-style adventure featuring exhibits in the museum that inspired scenes in the hit movie. Kids and adults work together to take on Dexter's capuchin monkey cousin, a not-so-woolly mammoth with tooth trouble, personal items that belonged to Teddy Roosevelt, a dance that Sacagawea would have done, a scary Easter Island statue, an attack by a monster whale, a slice of a giant tree, humongous warring mooses, Aztec and Incan warriors, dangerous dinosaurs, and more. Please note that if you would not take your child to see "Night at the Museum," then you should not take him/her on this hunt. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, and vice versa. Teams with only adults are not permitted on this hunt. Advance purchase is required at www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

Parenting Group - Saltzman Community Center
February 04, 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 04, 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 04, 2012 - East Hampton

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

Performance Space 122 Coil Festival - Baryshnikov Arts Center
Through February 04, 2012 - NYC

COIL is an annual winter festival featuring 11 premieres from critical US and international artists that kicks off on January 5, 2012. The presentations are socially engaged, visceral, and groundbreaking. The festival spans 25 days, with all genres of performance, and takes place in 8 different venues across NYC. About Temporary Distortion's Newyorkland: ?Seamless and gorgeous? a dreamy, poetic, abstracted and sometimes scary meditation.? ? The Stranger ?Newyorkland is a fascinating window into a cop?s often isolating experiences.? ? The Seattle Times ?A compelling, self-contained world from which it?s impossible to avert one?s eyes? an original and important evening of theater.? ? Crosscut Newyorkland is an intertextual assemblage, combining popular cop movies and TV police procedurals with first-person accounts from real-life police officers. Acclaimed director Kenneth Collins and prominent video artist William Cusick merge visual and performance art, documentary realism, cin�ma v�rit�, and pure fiction as they follow four police officers struggling with the high costs of working within the demanding, dangerous, and secretive society of the NYPD. Since its inception in 2002, Temporary Distortion has earned a reputation for pushing the boundaries of theater by staging unsettling, meditative performance in claustrophobic, box-like structures that feature minimal physical movement and a uniquely restrained acting style. The work is the last installment in a trilogy exploring iconic film genres as they are translated to the stage. Projected video is juxtaposed with live performance creating dreamlike double worlds that fracture traditional notions of narrative coherence and merge film, performance and visual art. January 12 - 28, 2012 Baryshnikov Arts Center Howard Gilman Performance Space 450 West 37th Street Click for more information about COIL 2012, and our 2012 COIL Passes. Email boxoffice@ps122.org for information on student and group discounts.

Lego Club - Children's Museum of the East End
February 04, 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.

Performance Space 122 - Performance Space 122
Through February 04, 2012 - NYC

To Whom It May Concern, PS122 is glad to announce that the COIL Festival has been extended! Young Jean Lee’s Untitled Feminist Show, Temporary Distortion’s Newyorkland, and the TEAM’s Mission Drift will all play through February 4. Tickets for this extension go on sale January 15. This annual winter festival features 11 premieres from critical US and international artists. The presentations are socially engaged, visceral, and groundbreaking. The festival spans 25 days, all genres of performance and takes place in 8 different venues across NYC. Untitled Feminist Show In Young Jean Lee's latest experiment, UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW, six charismatic stars of the downtown theater, dance, cabaret, and burlesque worlds come together to invite the audience on an exhilarating, nearly wordless journey through expressions of a fluid and limitless sense of identity. The Twin Cities Daily Planet writes, "You may weep, or you may laugh, but you won't be bored, and—I don't think I've ever said this about a show before—you won't leave the theater unchanged...This is an essential theater-going experience." January 12 - February 4, 2012 Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jerome Robbins Theater 450 West 37th Street, Manhattan, New York For more information and tickets, please visit http://www.ps122.org/performances/untitled_feminist_show.html Newyorkland An intertextual assemblage, Newyorkland combines popular cop movies and TV police procedurals with first-person accounts from real-life police officers. Acclaimed director Kenneth Collins and prominent video artist William Cusick merge visual and performance art, documentary realism, cinema verite, and pure fiction as they follow four police officers struggling with the high costs of working within the demanding, dangerous, and secretive society of the NYPD. "Mind-blowing video images and theatrical tension." - The New York Times [on Americana Kamikaze] January 12 - February 4, 2012 Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th Street, Manhattan, New York For more information and tickets, please visit http://www.ps122.org/performances/newyorkland.html Mission Drift Mission Drift is a critically acclaimed contemporary musical that journeys west through time and space in pursuit of the soul of American capitalism. Amidst a score that fuses Vegas glitz with Western ballads, seductive storyteller Miss Atomic interweaves the epic saga of two immortal Dutch teens with an intimate portrait of a cocktail waitress and a cowboy in this political and urgent work about creation and destruction, bankruptcy and bonanza, and the crumbling myth of an eternal frontier. "What a blast." - The Guardian "A lush panorama of contemporary Americana." -The Financial Times January 8-February 4 The Connelly Theater 220 East 4th Street, New York, NY For more information and tickets, please visit http://www.ps122.org/performances/mission_drift.html Information on the COIL Festival as well as ticket sales for all COIL shows can be found at http://www.ps122.org/performances/coil_2012.html We look forward to seeing you soon, Marketing Associate Performance Space 122

GAME ON! - Westhampton Free Library
February 04, 2012 - Westhampton Beach

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

The Paper Bag Players in "Laugh! Laugh! Laugh!" - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
February 04, 2012 - Manhattan

Make friends with a paper-bag dragon and help superhero Amazing Amy save the day. A dancing broom will teach you a lesson about keeping the planet clean, and Kevin will teach you the latest dance craze, the "Shakey Shake."

An Evening with vocalist Giada Valenti, - The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
February 04, 2012 - Dix Hills

Giada brings her sophisticated music and European style to music fans worldwide, and once again brings her show to Dix Hills.

Yoga Stretch Class - The Family Wellness Center
February 04, 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.

New York Islanders vs. Buffalo Sabres - Nassau Coliseum
February 04, 2012 - Uniondale

Hockey at its best. Come root for the home team as the New York Islanders take to the ice.

LEGO® Friends Launch N' Build Event - Toys R Us Times Square
February 04, 2012 - Manhattan

An exclusive opportunity for kids (ages 5 and older) to experience the new LEGO Friends and create a complimentary lemonade stand to take home and add to any LEGO Friends set. (Parent supervision is required.) For each stand built, LEGO will donate $1 to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to help fight childhood cancer.

'The Polar Express' Screening - Sony Wonder Technology Lab High Definition Theater
February 04, 2012 - Manhattan

On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. During the ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery and learns that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Reservations can be made beginning January 30 by calling 212-833-8100. Remaining tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to the start of the screening on a first come, first served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Hands-On-Nano Demos - Sony Wonder Technology Lab
February 04, 2012 - Manhattan

Uncover the world of nanoscience and nanotechnology through hands-on activities that explore the properties, structures, materials, and scale of this important field of science. Also visit the interactive Nanotechnology Exhibit to learn about its various applications in use today. All activities available on a first come, first served basis. No reservations required.

'Giggle, Giggle, Quack' - Manhattan Children's Theatre
February 04, 2012 - Manhattan

Based on the book by Doreen Cronin, this musical is the sequel to the barnyard blockbuster "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type." Farmer Brown is going on vacation. He asks his brother, Bob, to take care of the animals. "But," he warns, "keep an eye on Duck. She's trouble." Bob follows the instructions in Farmer Brown's notes exactly...but is that giggling he hears? Who's REALLY running this farm?

Music of Now Marathon - Symphony Space
February 04, 2012 - Upper West Side

An exhilarating eight-hour marathon curated by artistic director Laura Kaminsky and hosted by celebrated WQXR host Terrance McKnight. Part of the citywide Composers Now Festival. See the website for the full schedu

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