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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on January 11


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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, January 11, 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 January 11. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through January 27, 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.

Preschoolers Go Green: A Musical Storytime with Bash the Trash - Queens Library: Sunnyside Branch
January 11, 2012 - Sunnyside

Learn and play while experiencing music from instruments made of reused materials. Next create your very own instrument to take home. This event is for children ages 2-5. Preregistration is required so please call or visit the library.

Bereavement Support Group - Chai Jewish Center
January 11, 2012 - Dix Hills

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support groups meetings for parents on the second Wednesday of every month. Call Karen Flyer for information.

Lego Club - Wilton Library
January 11, 2012 - Wilton

Kids in grades 3 and up and up learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego masterpiece from the library's Lego collection. Twenty spots are filled on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45 p.m.

'Shen Yun 2012' - David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
January 11, 2012 - Manhattan

Classical Chinese dance and music combine in a colorful and exhilarating show where dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes, a live orchestra, thunderous drums, and spectacular backdrops showcase 5,000 years of Chinese civilization. Shen Yun has performed to acclaim in more than 100 cities worldwide. At the core of Shen Yun's performances is classical Chinese dance, and China's numerous ethnic and folk dance styles round out the evening along with masterful vocalists and musicians. In a collection of short pieces, audiences travel from the Himalayas to tropical lake-filled regions; from the legends of the culture's creation more than 5,000 years ago to contemporary tales of courage; from the highest heavens down to the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom.

Annie - CM Performing Arts Center
January 11, 2012 - Oakdale

Leapin Lizards. The comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the best-loved musicals. Boasting one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, including “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “N.Y.C.,” and “Tomorrow,” Annie is a theatrical experience for the entire family.

Just For Moms and Expecting Moms - Suffern Free Library
January 11, 2012 - Suffern

Come meet other moms in your situation in a warm and supportive environment. Facilitator Sabrina Hoffman discusses Sleep Arrangements, Sleep Disruptions, and Methods for Coping.

Old Fashioned Pancakes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
January 11, 2012 - Garnerville

Teen chefs will make pancakes from scratch then top them with syrup, bananas, or butter.

La Leche League of Clarkstown Monthly Meeting - Private Home
January 11, 2012 - Tappan

The La Leche League of Clarkstown holds its monthly meeting. All breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend these informal, ongoing discussions. Babies and older siblings are also welcome.

Bilingual Storytime - Ossining Public Library - Children's Program Room
January 11, 2012 - Ossining

Stories in English and Spanish, as well as crafts for all ages. Children ages 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Creative Writing for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, McKinley Park branch
January 11, 2012 - Bay Ridge

Let your creativity juices flow in this special writing workshop for teens.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Cypress Hills branch
January 11, 2012 - Cypress Hills

Finished with your homework? Why not try some arts and crafts before dinner.

Movie and Play Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
January 11, 2012 - Carroll Gardens

Kids let off some after-school steam with movies, games, and more.

42 Free Creative Writing Classes - Gotham Writers' Workshop
Through January 11, 2012 - New York

Start writing in 2012! Join us for one (or two) of our free creative writing classes on January 10 and 11! For more details, visit

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
January 11, 2012 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful winter days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories.

Your Top 5 Rights Under IDEA - Resources for Children with Special Needs
January 11, 2012 - Manhattan

An overview designed to help parents understand and act on their essential rights under federal law. Learn about Evaluations and why they are important; Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) - what does it mean for your child? Parental Involvement - your role and your right to participate. Transition - making your child's education plan a road map to the future. Due Process - a system to resolve disagreements.

January 11, 2012 - Scarsdale

All around the world people are crying out for change; an end to the exploitation of people and the destruction of the earth we share. But will demands for change lead only to more conflict and suffering, or can we move together toward a more conscious and compassionate world in which we honor and care for each other and the planet that sustains us? Filmmaker Velcrow Ripper has created an award-winning, inspiring documentary of a new consciousness emerging around the world: the consciousness that we are all one, and one with the earth. Held at the Nature Center in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Chapter.

VacationArts Winter Break Program - Great Neck Arts Center
January 11, 2012 - Great Neck

Kids K-5 won't be bored over the Winter break at the VacationArts program. They enjoy a full day of art, ceramics, drama, music, dance, chess and more. VacationArts is open during school holidays. Call to register. Discounts available.

Relax, Relate, Reconnect: Seeing Your Way Out of Power Struggles with Your Teen - Ramapo for Children
January 11, 2012 - Manhattan

This workshop is an opportunity to reflect with other parents about the challenging behaviors your teen is exhibiting at home. Parents will work together to understand development issues that may influence your adolescent's behavior and to recognize triggers that may cause your teens to escalate. Discuss strategies for intervening and proactively approaching situations with your teen to keep conflict situations from getting out of control. Questions: Contact Alicia Barry, Program Coordinator, at 646-588-2301. To register, visit

Family Coloring and Play Time - Queens Library: Bay Terrace Branch
January 11, 2012 - Bayside

Have fun with your kids in an educational and fun environment. Toddlers and preschoolers from 18 months to 4 years old enjoy listening to stories and rhymes, doing fingerplays, singing, and coloring with their caregivers.

Is My Child Developing Normally? - Norwalk City Hall
January 11, 2012 - Norwalk

Come for a brief presentation followed by an open discussion with three experts in different areas of child development. Snow date January 12. Co-sponsored by the Special Education Network of Wilton, Norwalk Public Schools and Norwalk SPED Partners.

Alexander Hamilton - A Historical Presentation - St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
January 11, 2012 - Mt. Vernon

A historical program about the public career and life of Alexander Hamilton. Light refreshments will be served.

Learn to Draw with Art Teacher Amy-Ages 7 1/2 - 10 - Kid Esteem Monetessori
January 11, 2012 - Lindenhurst

Learn to draw animals, people, landscapes and Master Artist works. Check the website for more information and student samples.

Parent Child Yoga with Amy Hess - Hampton Bays Public Library
January 11, 2012 - Hampton Bays

Amy from Amy's Ark Yoga and Art Studio shows the benefits of yoga include increased flexibility, strength, coordination and body awareness. Children have a chance to get close to nature and experience stillness when they move into an animal pose. They also develop a sense of concentration and expand their imagination. Advanced registration required.

Teen Origami - Hampton Bays Library
January 11, 2012 - Hampton Bays

Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. Come and make your own whimsical origami book to take home.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
January 11, 2012 - Garden City

It's music, music, music. Musical instruments and catchy sing-along songs get the youngest children to move their bodies.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
January 11, 2012 - Garden City

Kids listen each week to a different story that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project about the story that was read.

Snow Puddle Pals - Long Island Children's Museum
January 11, 2012 - Garden City

Fashion your own snow puddle pal that will melt your heart. Use a variety of snowy soft materials to create these fun winter keepsakes.

John and Hank Green: 'The Fault in Our Stars' - Symphony Space
January 11, 2012 - Upper West Side

Wacky and popular vlog-brothers John and Hank Green stop at Symphony Space as part of their national tour for John's new book, "The Fault in Our Stars." This highly interactive event for teens will include live music, a reading, and a Q&A.

Wee/Mighty/Bold Warriors - Wee Warriors Yoga - Prism Wellness
January 11, 2012 - St. James

A Mommy-n-Me Class. Grandparents and caregivers welcome. Games, music and simple yoga poses are used to stimulate the imagination, develop coordination and increase body awareness. Songs, puppets and stories develop social, sensory and motor skills while increasing flexibility. Registration required.

8th Annual ELVIS PRESLEY Birthday Salute! ROBERT GORDON With Special Guest Openers The Cast From The Hit Bway Musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 11, 2012 - New York

Robert Gordon broke out with his hit "Red Hot" in 1977, knocking down disco queens, would-be punks, and new wave wannabes with his no-holds-barred take on hot-rodded rockabilly. Since then he has been like a turbo jet, and is often credited for lighting up the roots-rock revival and paving the way for real rock'n'rollers to find their niche among the overblown dance music and arena rock that dominated the airwaves. Mainstream Americans first became aware of Gordon via his 1977 album on Private Stock, titled Robert Gordon and Link Wray. Wray, who recorded such instrumental hits as "Rumble" (1958) and "Raw-Hide" (1959), provided the newcomer with genre credibility. In return, the album single-handedly revived Wray's nearly forgotten career of the 1950s and 1960s. Musically, Gordon mined a series of oldies and rockabilly cult favorites, such as Billy Lee Riley's "Red Hot," Eddie Cochran's "Twenty Flight Rock," Sanford Clark's "The Fool," and Gene Vincent's "Five Days, Five Days." Sounding rawer and wilder than any current act, Gordon's first album for Private Stock was a groundbreaker for the neo-rockabilly trend. "Then all of a sudden, a lot of cats started doing it again," Gordon recalled. "So, it did start a movement, I have to admit." Gordon's second LP for Private Stock, Fresh Fish Special, was named after the haircut foisted upon Elvis Presley's character in the 1957 film Jailhouse Rock. Songwise it was more of the same, with the exception of a song written especially for Gordon by rock icon Bruce Springsteen. "Fire," with its brooding sexuality and passionate hook, received pockets of airplay in the northeastern United States. Unfortunately for Gordon, the Pointer Sisters appropriated the tune and beat him to the hit. More productive was the collaboration with British session ace Chris Spedding. "Chris was in London when we contacted him, and he was tired of doing session work for all the biggest names in the business," Gordon told Country Standard Time. "So, it was a perfect way to get him over here at the time. Rock Billy Boogie was our first album and we were together for ten years." Another great guitarist in his clique was Danny Gatton, who was so good that other musicians referred to him as "The Humbler." Gatton recorded and played live dates with Gordon sporadically until his death in 1994. The RCA albums contained some of Gordon's finest work and took in shades of 1950s Nashville country as well as hyper-kinetic rockabilly. Boasting a far better promotional set-up and radio contacts, the label was able to get a few singles, notably the Marshall Crenshaw-penned "Someday, Someway," onto the charts. The American rockabilly revival lasted only a little longer than the original movement. After his last album for RCA in 1982, Gordon began cutting sides for such European labels as New Rose and Bear Family. Live albums appeared on New Rose, King Biscuit, and others. After three-plus decades in the business, can he still possibly get a kick out of all this? "Performing the music is just as joyful as it ever was," he stated. "But I think more so now, because I'm not as crazy as I once was and I finally know what the hell I'm doing."

Sweet Georgia Brown - Lucille's
January 11, 2012 - New York

Sweet Georgia Brown is known as a real sassy lady. As described in Ralph Cooper's book, she is "The Last of the Red Hot Mamas!" Brown is a blues singer, yes, but she's so much more. It's blues, it's R&B, but most of all, it's a party! Taught by the vocal coach, Margaret Haynes, Brown developed her skills as a jazz and pop vocalist, eventually leading her to win the legendary Amateur Night at the Apollo Talent Show. The victory prepared her for a professional career as a vocalist. Brown began with pop and jazz tunes, but she soon discovered that she preferred to sing blues songs. Cast as a vocalist in the Broadway hits Eubie and Bubbling Brown Sugar, she was at the start of a successful career as a blues vocalist. Starring as Bessie Smith in An Evening at the Cotton Club, she toured throughout Europe entertaining audiences with her high-energy performances of jazz, blues, and gospel tunes. Once you experience Sweet Georgia Brown live, you will never forget it, simply because she is really entertaining and a lot of fun. She gets up close to her audience, and you may even end up on stage with her! Her rich history includes performances with Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Fathead Newman, KoKo Taylor, and Stanley Turrentine. She is truly one of the last real Harlem diva blues queens.

Calendar Collage Craft - White Plains Public Library
January 11, 2012 - White Plains

Bring an old calendar to make a recycled collage craft.

CPR/AED Course - Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps
January 11, 2012 - Scarsdale

CPR course includes the use of an AED and choking rescue for adults, children and infants. Participants will receive an American Heart Association CPR Certification valid for two years.

Lin-Manuel Miranda - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
January 11, 2012 -

In 2008 some of the top honors at the Tony Awards were taken by a show created by a virtually unknown young composer and actor – Lin-Manuel Miranda and his original musical, In the Heights. The music was a fusion of Latin, hip-hop and classic Broadway styles. On January 11th Miranda will perform a sneak preview of new songs from an anticipated work-in-progress: The Hamilton Mixtape, a hip-hop song cycle about the life and death of Alexander Hamilton. Miranda first performed part of The Hamilton Mixtape for President Obama at the White House; this one-night-only performance is scheduled for Hamilton's 255th birthday.

Piano Fever - The Birth of the Piano - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 11, 2012 -

J. Kenneth Moore, Frederick P. Rose Curator in Charge, Department of Musical Instruments; Stuart Isacoff, pianist, composer, and author of A Natural History of the Piano. An adventurous exploration of the story of the piano: how it was invented and grew to become the most prominent instrument of its day, and how it evolved from a delicate contraption to a majestic presence. This historical journey will be richly illustrated with instruments from the Museum' collection. Musical performances will be included. 2:30pm.

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 3.0 (Tuesday Jan. 10th) - Mug Lounge
Through January 11, 2012 - NYC

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday January 10th, 2012 ed. EXTRA EXTRA! Due to UG’s popularity and the fact we’ve been at Mug Lounge for well over a year (our longest residency) We’re having a SPECIAL OPEN BAR at UG! on Ultimat Vodka courtesy of goCharge and Ultimat Vodka!! Wooohooo! Only for our loyal MotherUG!ers attending the show: Say you’re there for the UG! COMEDY SHOW!! and you’ll get yourself a free shot/drink of some premo vodka! (don’t forget to tip your lovely bartender ya’ll lol) Open bar on Ultimat begins at 8PM right before the comedy show (showtimes at 8:30PM) It’s while supplies last! So come out this week and have a good time with us and UG IT! --------------- Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials ($3 drafts $4 wells)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! UG! COMEDY SHOW!! (Now @ MUG) Presented by Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby TUESDAYS @ MUG Lounge 448 East 13th st. (bet. 1st and ave. A) showtime: 8:30PM No Cover, One Drink Min. ($3 drafts, $4 wells) For info/reservations: (646) 746-1357 Via subway: L train to 1st ave.; or F train to 2nd ave. This week's guests (Tuesday January 10th, 2012 lineup): Jessimae Peluso! Poppy Fields! Siobhan Beasley! Diana De Luna! Diane O’Debra! Nick Aragon! Jessie Richardson! Joe Pontillo! Remick Benice! Et al.! Hosted by Todd Montesi! Featuring Pat Rigby!! UG IT! About goCharge: "goCharge makes sure your phone stays charged when you're out. Visit the facebook page at Download the goCharge finder app to see which bars have goCharge."

Coral Reef Adventure - Maritime Aquarium - Imax Theater
Through January 12, 2012 - Norwalk

Voyage to coral reefs in the South Pacific to view their contribution to life on earth and the imminent dangers they face. Narrated by actor Liam Neeson with music by Crosby, Stills &?Nash.

Kandinsky's Painting With White Border - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 15, 2012 - New York

This focused exhibition, co-organized with the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., brings the Guggenheim's final version of the painting from May 1913 together with twelve related drawings and watercolors and one major oil sketch, and features the results of an extensive conservation study of the Guggenheim and Phillips paintings.

reOrder: An Architectural Environment by Situ Studio - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 15, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Brooklyn-based design firm Situ Studio has taken over the Museum's 10,000-square-foot hall on the first floor and puts a very different take on the collonaded space, reimagining it with stretched fabric canopies and integrated furnishings that swell, expand, and augment the profile of the existing monumental columns. Children will be captivated by the looming structures and fabrics, and their interplay with light and shadows.

Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think - New York Hall of Science
Through January 15, 2012 - Queens

Have you ever looked at the family dog and wondered what was going on in her head? Do your kids swear the cat has a mind of his own? Find out what your pets and other animals are thinking about at New York Hall of Science. Discover the similarities between human and animal cognition in their new exhibition, Wild Minds.

Gingerbread Adventures - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 15, 2012 - Bronx

Children explore the spices that make up a classic gingerbread recipe. Kids can stop inside a child-sized gingerbread playhouse and decorate gingersnap cookies. Daily, check times and pricing at Through January 15, 2012.

Shen Yun - David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
Through January 15, 2012 - New York

Through classical Chinese dance and music in a colorful and exhilarating show, Shen Yun brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization. Dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes, thunderous drums, and spectacular backdrops take you to another world. The performance will be held at the David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, New York, January 11-15, 2012. Shen Yun’s program features traditional Chinese culture as it was meant to be; a beautiful blend of artistry, energy, and grace. Each year boasts a brand new show, with dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes move in seamless, flowing patterns. A live orchestra blends East and West, thunderous drums shake the stage, and spectacular backdrops transport you to another world. Comprised of a variety of Chinese culture, Shen Yun has an inspiring story created through the following: Dance: o Classical Chinese dance is composed of three main parts: bearing, form, and technical skill. Other than complete training in the fundamentals, it also entails systematic training in movements and postures, as well as very difficult jumping and tumbling techniques. And so, alongside ballet, classical Chinese dance is one of the most comprehensive dance systems in the world. Costumes: o Every costume in a Shen Yun performance is presented with brilliant colors, displaying a splendid spectacle—from the Tang Dynasty’s “Raiment of Rainbows and Feathers” to imperial dragon robes, phoenix coronets, and cloud capes, from the civil official’s headdress and robes to the warrior’s helmet and armor, and from the traditional rightward cross-collared Han clothing to the ethnic attire of the Manchurian, Tibetan, Dai, Mongol, and Uyghur ethnic groups. Music: o The Chinese instruments in the show are classified by their material construction into eight categories: jin (metal), shi (stone), tu (clay), ge (hide), si (silk), mu (wood), bao (gourd), and zhu (bamboo). Collectively, these eight classifications are known as the ba yin, or “the eight sounds.” All materials used to make these instruments originate from nature, and the significance and symbolism of each is closely tied to its natural origin. While each of the Chinese instruments differs greatly in character, their interactions produce euphonious sounds that may surprise the listener. In fact, the emotions that these instruments are capable of invoking are as refined and subtle as they are complex. Through the performer’s technical excellence and emotive expression, any human emotion can be depicted. Vocals o The fundamental characteristic of Shen Yun Performing Arts vocal soloists is their use of bel canto vocal technique while singing Chinese lyrics. This means that the singer must grasp the highly difficult technical requirements of bel canto operatic singing while retaining the proper Chinese articulation and diction—today, this is unparalleled. The lyrics are all original compositions. Brimming with philosophical reflection about human life and deep layers of meaning, they traverse the boundaries of nation, race, and culture and have been fondly received and appreciated the world over. Some audience members even call Shen Yun’s songs "hymns." ABOUT: Shen Yun has performed to acclaim in more than 100 cities worldwide. At the core of Shen Yun’s performances is classical Chinese dance, and China's numerous ethnic and folk dance styles round out the evening along with masterful vocalists and musicians. In a collection of short pieces, audiences travel from the Himalayas to tropical lake-filled regions; from the legends of the culture’s creation over 5,000 years ago to contemporary tales of courage; from the highest heavens down to the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom. Website:

"Annie" - CM Performing Arts Center
Through January 15, 2012 - Oakdale

This popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. The timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie gives children a chance to experience this classic musical about never giving up hope. The production runs through January 15, 2012.

Student Art Exhibition - Parrish Art Museum
Through January 15, 2012 - Southampton

Students and teachers from the areas private and public schools used the current exhibit, American Portraits: Treasures from the Parrish Art Museum, as inspiration for their own artwork currently being displayed at the museum. Artwork submissions are from children ranging in age from pre-K to 8th.

Shen Yun - The David Koch Theater
Through January 15, 2012 - New York

Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music. A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from the five millennia of Chinese civilization. Every year, Shen Yun unveils an entirely new lineup of dances, songs, and musical scores. At the core of Shen Yun’s performances is classical Chinese dance with it’s explosive techniques, synchronized movements, enchanting elegance, and expressive powers. China’s numerous ethnic and folk dance styles round out the evening. In a collection of short pieces, audiences travel from the Himalayas to tropical lake-filled regions; from the legends of the culture's creation over 5,000 years ago to contemporary tales of courage; from the highest heavens down to the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom. Award-winning vocalists perform piano-accompanied solos, along with a regular favorite—the stirring melodies of the two-stringed erhu. Shen Yun’s one-of-a-kind orchestra, with its all-original compositions, blends East and West like no other. The distinctly Chinese sound of ancient instruments like the bamboo flute and pipa are bathed in a rich sea of Western strings, percussion, woodwinds, and brass. The result—two great classical traditions producing one fresh, unexpected sound. Animated backdrops transport the audience to another world. Projected behind the dancers, the hi-tech images lift the stage and set it amidst blossoming landscapes, deep forests, Mongolian prairies, or celestial paradises. The David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, New York, January 11-15, 2012. For tickets and information: 1-800-818-2393 /

St. John Sale - St. John
Through January 15, 2012 - New York

St. John invites customers to the Fifth Avenue boutique where Fall merchandise will be on sale for up to 70% off. The sale will be available through January 15th.

Holiday Train Show - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 16, 2012 - Bronx

This cherished tradition delights people of all ages. Marvel at the charming model trains and New York City landmark replicas, stroll the spectacular grounds, decorate (and eat!) gingersnaps, break for lunch and hot chocolate, and shop for everyone on your list. About the Holiday Train Show - Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, model trains zip over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the original Yankee Stadium, Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge. Artist's Studio - NEW - This year visitors will get an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed. Models in different stages of completion will show how a structure destined for the Holiday Train Show is framed and begins taking shape through the addition of plant material. Photos, interpretive panels, tools, and supplies help tell the story of how the magic comes together.

New Photography 2011 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 16, 2012 - New York

This year, MoMA's annual New Photography series expands to feature the work of six artists, with the aim of capturing the diversity and international scope of contemporary photographic work. New Photography 2011: Moyra Davey, George Georgiou, Deana Lawson, Doug Rickard, Viviane Sassen, Zhang Dali includes the work of Davey (Canada), whose mailed-photograph grids feature the stamps, postmarks, and return addresses that have accreted on each photograph -- analog elements that are particularly unique in these digital times; Georgiou (England), who looks at modern-day Turkey as it seeks to hold on to its traditions and landscape amid the oncoming wave of Westernization and development; Lawson (U.S.), whose work showcases the African American experience, with a particular emphasis on the human figure and form, in powerfully intimate portraits of people from all walks of life; Rickard (U.S.), whose photographs document the blurred faces of people and crumbling American cities as captured by the Google Streetview lens, and explore issues of poverty, race, and privacy; Sassen (The Netherlands), who incorporates images of the people and places of the African continent in an attempt to recapture her surreal dreams and memories of growing up in Kenya; and Dali (China), who uses original source materials, including Chinese archives, books, and periodicals, to trace the lineage of propaganda made during Mao Tse Tung's Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution. The artists in New Photography 2011 approach image-making from very different perspectives, making for a truly dynamic combination.

Holiday Train Show - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 16, 2012 - Bronx

Experience the wonder of large-gauge model trains and trolleys winding past more than 140 miniature replicas of New York landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, and Radio City Music Hall - all created from plant materials. The show is particularly magical at in the evening, when the lights twinkle. Check times and pricing, and purchase advance tickets at

2011 Festival of Lighthouses Contest - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 16, 2012 - Norwalk

Visitors enjoy viewing and judging two dozen hand-crafted lighthouses placed throughout the aquarium.

Lisbon's Hebrew Bible - Medieval Jewish Art in Context - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 16, 2012 -

The second in a series of installations that focus, one at a time, on masterworks of Hebrew manuscript illumination from a national or international collection. The display highlights Jewish artistic culture in the Middle Ages by presenting it alongside contemporary works of art, mostly created for Christians, from the Museum's own collection. This installment will feature the Cervera Bible, a designated National Treasure from the National Library of Portugal in Lisbon. The pages of this Hebrew Bible, one of the most splendid manuscripts of the Middle Ages, will be turned weekly, giving viewers the rare opportunity to see many of its beautiful illustrations.

Boardwalk Empire promotion - HBO Shop / Union Square
Through January 16, 2012 - New York

Put on your best flapper dress. Get your three-piece suit tailored. We’re going back to the 1920s! Today, January 10th, the public will have a chance to experience the decade of decadence when the HBO Shop in New York transforms into a Prohibition-era speakeasy. In conjunction with the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download release of Boardwalk Empire: The Complete First Season, HBO Home Entertainment invites consumers to travel back in time for an unforgettable Boardwalk experience. To enter the store, you must pass through the speakeasy style door adorned with a sliding eye-window and guarded by a 1920s style bouncer. The interior is furnished with vintage-style wallpaper, framed pictures, a bar, tables, stools, alcohol bottles (sorry, alcohol not included!), newspapers and other themed props. Street reps dressed in period wardrobe will invite consumers to stop in to shop and take pictures of this distinctive event which will run through Monday, January 16th. To add further excitement to the release, we are dispatching Prohibition-era vehicles in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. However, instead of selling illegal hooch from the trunks, our 1920s ambassadors will be selling Boardwalk DVD/Blu-rays! A first for home entertainment, these mobile retailers will be guarded and operated by a crew that just might resemble Jimmy Darmody and Richard Harrow themselves. Boardwalk Empire is one of the hottest shows on television so I’m sure your readers/viewers would love to know about these fun events. Below please find more information on locations and fans can check out the Boardwalk Empire Facebook page ( and HBO Twitter ( @HBO) for updated information through the day on Tuesday. HBO Shop 1100 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036 11am-7pm (1/10-1/14, 1/16) 12pm-5pm (1/15) Tuesday, January 10th New York Vintage Car Retailer Union Square on Broadway between 13th and 14th 11am-7pm

Alex Webb: The Suffering of Light - Aperture Gallery
Through January 19, 2012 - New York

Aperture Gallery presents an exhibition of Alex Webb’s work to accompany his recently published monograph, The Suffering of Light. Recognized as a pioneer of American color photography, since the 1970s, Webb has consistently created photographs characterized by intense color and light. His work, with its richly layered and complex composition, touches on multiple genres, including street photography, photojournalism, and fine art, but as Webb claims, “To me it all is photography. You have to go out and explore the world with a camera.” Webb’s ability to distill gesture, color, and contrasting cultural tensions into single, beguiling frames results in evocative images that convey a sense of enigma, irony, and humor. Featuring key works alongside previously unpublished photographs, The Suffering of Light provides the most thorough examination to date of this modern master’s prolific, thirty-year career.

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 22, 2012 - Manhattan

Designed by the artist Faith Ringgold and created in collaboration with NYC students ages 8-19, this memorial quilt will be on view at the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. The quilt poignantly conveys the importance of respect, understanding, and communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace. Comprised of three 72 x 50-inch panels, each with 12 squares on the theme of peace, the quilt will be displayed alongside several of the students' original works of art that inspired its content, as well as related works made this summer by the Museum's high school interns.

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 22, 2012 -

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt was designed by Faith Ringgold and constructed in collaboration with New York City students ages eight through nineteen. The quilt poignantly conveys the importance of communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace. Comprised of three panels, each with twelve squares on the theme of peace, the quilt will be displayed alongside several original works of art that inspired its content. Faith Ringgold is well known for her story quilts: art that combines painting, quilted fabric, and storytelling. Her work has been exhibited in major museums around the world and can be found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art, among others. In addition to writing and illustrating eleven children's books, she has been the recipient of more than seventy-five awards, fellowships, citations, and honors, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Fellowship for painting, two National Endowment for the Arts Awards, and seventeen honorary doctorates. The quilt was commissioned by InterRelations Collaborative Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering cross-cultural understanding through art among the increasingly diverse student populations in New York City and the tri-state area. The exhibition was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with the InterRelations Collaborative, Inc.

Parsons Dance - Joyce Theater
Through January 22, 2012 -

"One of the great movers of modern dance" (The New York Times) and "one of modern dance's great living dance-makers" (New York Magazine), David Parsons brings his company back to The Joyce with a program that includes one world premiere and two programs filled with selections from the company's repertory of more than 70 Parsons works. The programs will feature an assortment of audience favorites, including Swing Shift, with music by Kenji Bunch, and Touched by Time, with music by John Corigliano and costume design by Donna Karan. All programs will include David's stroboscopic masterwork, Caught.

Maurizio Cattelan: All - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 22, 2012 - New York

This retrospective survey marks the first time that the entirety of Maurizio Cattelan's oeuvre will be assembled into a coherent exhibition narrative, with more than 130 works borrowed from private and public collections around the world, ranging from the late 1980s to the present.

ADHD Parent Coaching Workshop Series - PTS Coaching
Through January 24, 2012 - Plainview

This ADHD workshop will help you develop the tools necessary, based on best practices, to help your child be successful in school, at home, and in life. Using a combination of education and coaching, specific strategies are developed to help you learn to establish appropriate rules and expectations and have your child cooperate. Email to register and for location details. Classes run through January 24, 2012.

New York Jewish Film Festival 2012 - The Jewish Museum
Through January 26, 2012 -

Presented by The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the 21st annual New York Jewish Film Festival will showcase World, US and New York premieres of dramatic feature films, fascinating documentaries, and engaging shorts exploring the Jewish experience around the globe.

Bounce Unlimited - The Sports Place
Through January 26, 2012 - Blauvelt

Bounce all-day long in an Inflatables Room. Jump on a giant slide, have fun on a bungee run, try your hand at an obstacle course, and more.

Jazz-minh Moore: 'Is That All There Is' - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through January 28, 2012 - New York

Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present, Is That All There Is, its second solo exhibition with Jazz-minh Moore. Moore’s new series of paintings features her sister, Asia Kindred, amidst the ruins of a deteriorating cabin. The primarily naturalistic pallet is infused with distortion and bright color, causing the compositions to hover between physical and psychological space. The cabin depicted was the first structure built on the land where the artist was born, deep in the Oregon woods. Over the years and seasons, Moore has watched the dilapidated structure fall into a nest-like geometry that she finds beautiful. The external post and lintel structure has given way to the kind of forgotten, mythical space that a teen might build her fort in; a space wherein secrets can be told and tasted, where the patchy, uneven ground is both soft and solid. It is within this context that Asia is found squatting, or absentmindedly doodling on the fallen boards with a sharp stick. The cabin and the girl are inextricably linked through overlapping compositions. In some works, such as 'The Tower', Asia is almost entirely camouflaged amidst a patterning of light and tattoos. The idea of aligning one's own experience symbolically with gods in mythical fables is prevalent in Moore’s new body of work. The work speaks obliquely to the artist's disillusionment with monotheistic and patriarchal codes within Western culture. Throughout these paintings, physicality is dominant in the materials, subject matter and process: wood on wood, sex, cutting, and nature. The birch surfaces that inhabit the work also have a voice within the compositions. Utilizing the wood grain as a landscape to influence her compositions, Moore leaves some sections unfinished, while others are highly rendered. The level of completion is an evolving collaboration between the artist's hand and the organic drawing ‘style’ present in the wood panel itself. Some surfaces are finished with a high gloss resin. Others are left bare. The surface treatment is reflective of the subject matter within each work. Through a combination of tattoos on her sister's body and archetypes carved into the wood panels of the fallen cabin, Moore creates a personal pantheon of gods to reflect her experiences. These divinities, including a pair of snails in slow fornication, a blue-faced Kali, lines from a Jenny Holzer projection, a sculpture of a laughing pig with a coin-slot asshole by Matthew Weinstein, Medusa, Ouroboros, performance artists Eva and Adele, Lady Rizo, and an inextricable tangle of vines, connect as beings to Moore’s quest for a new iconography. Jazz-minh Moore received her MFA at California State University, Long Beach, CA and BFA from Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA. She has received numerous grants and scholarships including a NYFA fellowship and a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. Moore has produced solo shows in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Paris and has been featured in publications such as Interview, Whitehot and American Art Collector among others. She is the co-founder of the New York City based art collective, Gutbox, and recently participated as a contestant on Season 2 of “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist” on Bravo TV. Moore currently works and lives in New York City. “Is That All There Is” was made possible in part by the New York Foundation for the Arts.

'The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats' - The Jewish Museum
Through January 29, 2012 - Manhattan

The first major U.S. exhibition to pay tribute to award-winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983), this exhibition features more than 80 original works - from preliminary sketches and dummy books to final paintings and collages - for the artist's most popular books, including "The Snowy Day," which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. Published at the height of the American civil-rights movement and winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal, "The Snowy Day" became a milestone, featuring the first African-American protagonist in a full-color picture book. Also on view are examples of Keats' most introspective but lesser-known output inspired by Asian art and haiku poetry, as well as documentary material and photographs.

Tunes with Tina - Bar on Fifth at Setai Fifth Avenue
Through January 29, 2012 - Manhattan

Singer/jazz pianist Tina deVaron will take center stage at this interactive weekend brunch where kids and parents are invited to sing along and request songs while enjoying a prix-fixe menu.

My Fair Lady - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through January 29, 2012 - Elmsford

Perhaps the most popular musical of the 1950s, "My Fair Lady" is based on George Bernard Shaw's classic play "Pygmalion." The story revolves around Eliza Doolittle, a coarse peddler of flowers in Covent Garden who agrees to take speech lessons from phonetician Henry Higgins in order to fulfill her dream of working in a flower shop.

Through January 29, 2012 - Scarsdale

The Tarrytown artist uses the invasive vine Oriental bittersweet to make works of art. November 6: Opening Reception with refreshments. Exhibit runs through Sunday, January 29, 2012.

From the RAC Studio - Rowayton Arts Center
Through January 29, 2012 - Rowayton

The exhibition features works in all media by RAC's teachers--Joanne Roy Askildsen, Robert Baxter, Frank Bruckmann, Christy Gallagher, John Grieco, Dana Goodfellow, Anne McCormick and Karl -- plus some of the adults and youngsters who participated in their 2011 classes. There is a reception on January 8 from 4pm-6pm.

Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 29, 2012 - Prospect Heights

The exhibition Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties brings together for the first time the work of sixty-eight painters, sculptors, and photographers who explored a new mode of modern realism in the years bounded by the aftermath of the Great War and the onset of the Great Depression. Throughout the 1920s, artists created images of liberated modern bodies and the changing urban-industrial environment with an eye toward ideal form and ordered clarity -- qualities seemingly at odds with a riotous decade best remembered for its flappers and Fords.

Treasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting from the Morgan - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 29, 2012 -

This exhibition presents important Islamic manuscripts, including an illustrated translation of the life of celebrated Persian poet, and beautifully written Qur'ans.

COIL 2012 - PS122
Through January 29, 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: Passport: COIL Pass: Single tickets ($20 - $25) on sale December 1 Box Office: 212-352-3101 Group Rates and Student Discounts: Questions or comments:

How The World Began - The Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through January 29, 2012 - New York

Women's Project, in association with South Coast Repertory, presents How The World Began by Catherine Trieschmann, directed by Daniella Topol, designed by Clint Ramos, Brian H Scott and Darron L West with Justin Kruger, Adam LeFevre and Heidi Schreck. Following the stellar success of her play CROOKED at WP in 2008, Catherine Trieschmann returns with a new play about Susan, a high school biology teacher who leaves Manhattan for a job in Plainview, Kansas. Susan is ready for more than a little culture shock, but she's not prepared for the firestorm that engulfs the town when she makes an off-handed comment about the origins of the universe. December 28, 2011 - January 29, 2012. Tuesdays-Saturdays at 7:30p, Sundays at 3:00p & 7:30p. (Exceptions: No shows on Sat 12/31 or Sun 1/1).

An Artist Remembers: Hanukkah Lamps Selected by Maurice Sendak - The Jewish Museum
Through January 29, 2012 -

For this exhibition, the museum invited renowned artist and illustrator Maurice Sendak to choose a group of Hanukkah lamps from the collection. Sendak's work is characterized by a push and pull between beauty and sorrow, light and darkness. His art is triggered by memories and is also their repository. The world he creates is both dangerous and healing, as he tries to deal with the trauma of the Holocaust, in which many members of his family perished. When going through the museum's collection, the sheer number and variety of lamps struck a nerve, underscoring Sendak's deep, lifelong sense of loss at the destruction of the prewar world of his Eastern European Jewish parents. Having movingly evoked that world in his drawings for Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories (1966) and In Grandpa's House (1985), he surprised himself by mostly avoiding its rich visual language when choosing lamps for this presentation. "I stayed away from everything elaborate. I kept looking for very plain, square ones, very severe looking," he explained. "Their very simplicity reminded me of the Holocaust. And I thought it was inappropriate for me to be thinking of elaboration." The lamps Sendak finds most compelling and poignant are those that "go right to the heart," whose "beauty is contained." Yet his sense of humor is never far from the surface: as he made his choices he often free-associated, whimsically recalling old movies and Catskills family vacations. Above all, he is guided by his sensibility as an artist and author. He is drawn to simplicity of line, to a design "subservient to the basic idea of the piece," and responds to the depth of emotion that emanates from a work itself or from the stories behind it. Concerned lest the past be forgotten, he hopes that young visitors to this exhibition will keep alive the memory of a vanished world.

Through January 29, 2012 - Scarsdale

The Tarrytown artist uses the invasive vine Oriental bittersweet to make works of art. Exhibit runs through Sunday, January 29, 2012.

"The Little Rascals" - Canal Park Playhouse
Through January 29, 2012 - Tribeca

See "those glorious imps" on the big screen when the Canal Park Playhouse screens three classic shorts, including "School's Out" (with Jackie Cooper) and "Our Gang Follies of 1938." Enjoy the exuberant shenanigans of Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, Darla, Froggie, and the rest of the gang screened in the intimate Playhouse theater. The shorts are preceded by a classic Casper and Popeye cartoon.

Dedalus Lounge - Interart Theater Annex
Through January 30, 2012 - New York

Interart Theatre and Royal Family Productions present Dedalus Lounge, starring Anthony Rapp (RENT) and Dee Roscioli (Wicked) and James Kautz (Amoralists). A jet-black Christmas tale of desperation, bisexuality, disloyalty, and Freddie Mercury impersonations, Dedalus Lounge follows the lives of Danny (Rapp), Delphine (Roscioli) and Daragh (Kautz) as they try to survive in Dublin’s fair city. Their usual haunt is the Dedalus Lounge – best bar in the city. Danny’s trying to get a Queen tribute band off the ground. Delphine’s struggling with a high profile affair and the fact that her granny’s dying and Daragh, well, he can be seen in all places dark and dangerous. Dedalus Lounge will begin performances January 8 and will open on January 12 and will initially run through January 30, 2012 at the Interart Theatre Annex (500 West 52 Street, 2nd Floor). Performance schedule: Thursday - Saturday at 8PM; Sunday at 6PM. Added shows: Sunday, January 8 at 5PM & 8PM (no 6PM); Tuesday, January 10 at 7PM (no 8PM), Wednesday, January 11 at 7PM (no 8PM); Thursday, January 12 at 7PM (no 8PM); Monday, January 23 at 7PM; Monday, January 30 at 7PM. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting or by calling 1-800-838-3006. For more information please visit:

NATURE BUGS - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through January 30, 2012 - Scarsdale

Meet a museum animal, hear a story, do a craft or play a nature game. 1:30pm Mondays: January 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 31, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Features 35 objects that represent individual body parts in ancient Egyptian art from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, many of which will be displayed for the first time. During regular museum hours.

Free Math Tutoring - Ossining Public Library - 2nd Floor Conference Room
Through January 31, 2012 - Ossining

Students in grades 6 and up will demystify differential equations and tackle tricky trigonometry with certified math tutors. Please bring homework assignments and problem sets to each session. Call x336 for more information. Ongoing Mondays throughout January.

Computer Classes - Children's Program Room - Ossining Public Library
Through January 31, 2012 - Ossining

Improve your skills, ongoing Mondays throughout January.

Teacher in the Library - The Field Library
Through January 31, 2012 - Peekskill

Puzzled by a homework assignment? Only understand a fraction of your math? Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. Homework help is available January 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 17, 19, 23, 24, 26, 30 and 31 from 4-6pm.

Winter Arts Exchange - BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Through January 31, 2012 - Brooklyn

Sample Class Week offers a chance to try out a BAX class (including dance, theater, and tumbling) and register if so desired. The winter classes run from January 3rd through March 24th. Call to register for sample classes in advance.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through January 31, 2012 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful winter days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories. 10am Wednesdays: January 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Fireside Stories for Winter - Teatown Lake Reservation
Through January 31, 2012 - Ossining

Throughout the month of January, drop by Teatown for Friday afternoon story-time in the Carriage House. Gather around a nice, warm fireplace to read a winter-themed story, visit with one of Teatown's Animal Ambassadors, and go for a short walk outside. For children 4-7 years old, accompanied by an adult. Program dates: January 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 3:30-4:30pm. Please call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 for more information, or to make a reservation.

Children of Eden - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
Through January 31, 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. Performances run Friday, January 27 through Sunday, February 5. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm, with a special Wednesday matinee on February 1. Call 914-630-0804 to order tickets.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
Through January 31, 2012 - South Salem

An introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the center's other endangered wolves, and enjoy hot beverages in the woodstove-heated classroom. Pre-registration required. 11am January 1, 8, 16, 21, 29; 1pm January 2; 2pm Janua

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