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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on January 16


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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 16, 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 16. 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.

Times Square International Theater Presents 'Legacy of the Tiger Mother,' book and lyrics by Angela Chan & Michael Manley, Music by Angela Chan - Little Times Square Theatre
Through January 19, 2011 - New york

Got Mommy Issues? Join us on a musical journey with Lily, a first generation Chinese immigrant, and her daughter Mei as they endure the trials and tribulations of old school parenting in a new country. Like many Chinese, Mei and her mom Lily consider the piano the gateway to success, pushing their children to the limit, striving for perfection at every opportunity. But at Mei's daughter Kim's piano recital, Mei clashes with Lily over how much is too much parenting. Mei must decide for herself what is the perfect balance of mixing the old with the new and still meet her mother's approval. East meets west in this funny, irreverent and moving story about a mother, a daughter, a piano, and tough love, Asian style. With classical piano music and contemporary musical theater songs. Book and lyrics by Angela Chan and Michael Manley, music by Angela Chan, directed by Lysander Abadia, designed by Angela Chan. New York premiere.

Vacation Sensation: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - JCC Rockland
January 16, 2012 - West Nyack

Children are invited to spend this day off from school exploring their dreams for the world and making a special craft for a local nursing home. Children will also have a chance to cook and play with their peers. Pre-registration is required at least one week in advance.

26th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Brooklyn Academy of Music
January 16, 2012 - Fort Greene

This free, first-come first-served event has featured wonderful speakers and musical contributions, with an appropriate, black-history-themed movie following the event.

Faust - Metropolitan Opera
January 16, 2012 -

With Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, René Pape as the devil, and Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite, Gounod's classic retelling of the Faust legend couldn't be better served. Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff updates the story to the first half of the 20th century with a production that won praise in London last season. A later run features two other first-tier Fausts: Roberto Alagna and Joseph Calleja, with Ferruccio Furlanetto stepping in as the devil. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts on the heels of his Don Carlo success.

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.

'Footloose' - The Play Group Theatre
January 16, 2012 - White Plains

One of the most explosive movie musicals of our time bursts onto the PGT stage. Set to the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar- and Tony-nominated score, with Billboard-topping songs, "Footloose" celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people and guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. Whether you are a fan of the original movie or the remake, PGT's "Footloose" is toe-tapping, head-bopping fun for everyone! December 14, 15, 16, 21 and 22. Tickets by phone through the Play Group Theatre Box Office: (914) 946-4433 and online at

Holiday Mini-Camps - Friedberg JCC
January 16, 2012 - Oceanside

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

Stories and More - Chappaqua Public Library
January 16, 2012 - Chappaqua

Stories and a surprise activity for children in grades K-2.

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.

Bingo for Kids - Temple Beth El of Bellmore
January 16, 2012 - North Bellmore

Kids will have fun playing Bingo. An adult must accompany the children and bring a marker or purchase one at the event. Snacks such as pizza, soda and ice cream can be bought on site. No food can be brought into the temple. Play begins at noon.

GloPutt - The Sportsplace
January 16, 2012 - Blauvelt

Mention Rockland Parent and play unlimited GloPutt - an 18-hole, sport-themed, glow-in-the-dark course - just $7. Combine this with inflatables for a special price of $15 (regularly $18).

School Vacation Workshop: DIY Projects with Recycled Materials - Hopper House Art Center
January 16, 2012 - Nyack

Creative kids are invited to make beautiful, functional, items with stuff they can find in their own house.

Token Tuesday - The Sportsplace
January 16, 2012 - Blauvelt

Mention Rockland Parent and get one free bag of tokens when you buy four at the regular price for TSP's games and new video arcade. Afterward, game tickets can be turned in for prizes.

Storytelling with Movement - Stepping Stones Museum
January 16, 2012 - Norwalk

Children enjoy storytelling accompanied by yoga-based movement in the Performance Gallery.

Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Family Day Celebration - Bruce Museum
January 16, 2012 - Greenwich

This year's theme, "Dr. King's Message of Love" features special performances by Built for Praise Dance Academy. This dance troupe from Bridgeport has choreographed a special program to honor Dr. King. Students of all ages and abilities can make "I have a dream …" buttons and add their self-portraits to the Circle of Friends mural.

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
January 16, 2012 - Upper East Side

An interactive, mommy-and-me class for toddlers ages 1 to 3.5 years that includes music, puppets, finger plays, felt board stories, and even a little magic thrown in.

Extended Holiday Hours - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
January 16, 2012 - Valley Cottage

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

Cupcake Workshop - The Food Evolution
January 16, 2012 - Bardonia

Make other mother's marvel at your creations after you learn to make these yummy and lovely cupcakes.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Hours - Bear Mountain State Park and Zoo
January 16, 2012 - Bear Mountain

Looking for something to do outdoors with your kids on the Martin Luther King Jr. school holiday? Why not drop by Bear Mountain. The ice rink is open all day. Afterward, warm up in the carousel pavilion or visit the animals at the Bear Mountain Zoo.

Wii Play - Game On! - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
January 16, 2012 - Garnerville

Tweens are invited to join the library's weekly video gamer's club and challenge themself and their friends on the Wii. Gamers can practice before participating in tournaments on the library's big-screen TV! No registration required. Each Monday.

My Friend Martin - MLK Jr. Program - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
January 16, 2012 - Garnerville

Watch a movie about Martin Luther King, Jr., then do an inspirational craft in King's honor. Pre-registration is required.

Snowflake Workshop - Rose Memorial Library
January 16, 2012 - Stony Point

Young artists ages 7 & up (5 or 6 with an adult) can turn a piece of paper into a work of art. Warm cocoa will be provided. Pre-registration is required.

Meet the Animals - Greenburgh Nature Center
January 16, 2012 - Scarsdale

An hour of fun as a center naturalist shows off some favorite animals.

NATURE BUGS - Greenburgh Nature Center
January 16, 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.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
January 16, 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.

Martin Luther King Day Workshop: Get WACky with Mixed Media - Westport Arts Center
January 16, 2012 - Westport

Use paint, magazines, newspapers and photographs to make art.

Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 16, 2012 - Crown Heights

Explore the big ideas and images that surround the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Investigate the symbols and slogans of the US Civil Right Movement and take part in our National Day of Service: a "day on, not a day off."

Let's Join Hands - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 16, 2012 - Crown Heights

Explore the differences and similarities of various cultures and we learn about tolerance and peace. Learn Martin Luther King's message of friendship and love as he joined hands with people of all colors on his march to freedom. Create a hand wreath to take home. (For children 5 and under.)

Earthworks: Best Nest Contest - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 16, 2012 - Crown Heights

From twigs and mud to bubbles and spit, nests can be made out of just about anything. Check out nests from our collection and see who can build the best nest for their little guests. (For children 4 and older).

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Queens Library: Baisley Park Branch
January 16, 2012 - Jamaica

Take the lesson about the influential Martin Luther King, Jr. outside the classroom. At this library program, kids of all ages will read books celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy.

Family Workshops: Moving Pictures - Museum of the Moving Image
January 16, 2012 - Astoria

Get the kids thinking creatively with this workshop at the Museum of the Moving Image. In this arts and crafts event, children learn about the early history of moving images and make their own thaumatropes, nineteenth-century optical toys.

Special Effects - Museum of the Moving Image
January 16, 2012 - Astoria

In this 45-minute family workshop (for children 10 and up), kids use a variety of simple special effects and animation techniques to produce a magic-show movie starring themselves.The movies will feature the same in-camera special effects pioneered by early filmmakers like Thomas Edison and Georges M�li�s. The videos are then posted online.

FIELD OF HOPE - University of Bridgeport
January 16, 2012 - Bridgeport

This indoor carnival and wellness expo is open to the community. There are health and wellness vendors and games and service projects for everyone to participate in.

Winter Break Out Days: Summer in Winter - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
January 16, 2012 - Stamford

Come for a day of summer. Plant a desert garden, help make ice cream and learn about the summer stars. At 2:30 enjoy a tropical fruit drink. Get a sneak peak at the center's Summer Camp offerings for 2012.

The Land of Many Colors - Fairfield Museum and History Center
January 16, 2012 - Fairfield

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr, Day, Ultraviolet Productions presents a puppet show for children about building character and promoting diversity.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice - Yale Peabody Museum
Through January 16, 2012 - New Haven

Music and dance performances, storytelling, educational activities for teens, and an invitational poetry slam are some of the events planned to honor Martin Luther King's life.

Seal Cruise - Riverhead Foundation with Captain Lou Fleet
January 16, 2012 - Freeport

View winter harbor seal populations throughout Hempstead Bay. A naturalist is on board to discuss biology and behavior of seals and other marine life encountered. Proceeds support the New York State Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program. Reservations required.

Martin Luther King Day Celebration - What's Cooking?
January 16, 2012 - Oyster Bay

Join in a celebration fit for a King. Kids will make friendship bracelets and enjoy chicken fingers and mac n'cheese. They'll bake and decorate sugar cookie people of all colors, chocolate peace lollipops and more delights. Bring kids for a fun time.

Free Mini Fish Food Funtainer Day - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
January 16, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., every Hatchery visitor will receive one free mini fish food funtainer.

January 16, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Go on a Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt, visit the Potion Table for some fizzy surprises, create your own wand and watch Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. RSVP required.

The Family Album - New-York Historical Society
January 16, 2012 - Upper West Side

We all have precious photographs and documents that we wish to preserve and treasure. But how to do it? Meet Alan Balicki, the museum's senior conservator, who will share the tools and materials he uses to preserve the past at New York City's oldest museum. Then work with a talented teaching artist to create a lovely, simple, and sturdy family album to take home and get you started. Parents and children will work together to create an album that will showcase and preserve the images, documents, and objects they value the most.

Winnie the Pooh’s Winter “Tail” - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
January 16, 2012 - Bellmore

Children will enjoy this musical with the beloved Winnie the Pooh and they will be thrilled to meet and greet the actors following the show.

Dreaming with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Long Island Children's Museum
January 16, 2012 - Garden City

Art has long been used to record historical events. Explore the remarkable life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through art. Draw inspiration from the life, speeches, and visions of one of the nation's most historic leaders as you produce a painting of peace.

Aspiring Young Artists presents 'MLK in Music and Words' - Long Island Children's Museum
January 16, 2012 - Garden City

Honor the memory and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an exciting performance by local performing group Aspiring Young Artists. They have created an original production in remembrance of Reverend King using music and his words as inspiration.

Art Workshop: Picasso Portrait Puzzles - Children's Museum of the Arts
January 16, 2012 - SoHo

Look at the work of Picasso and then create your own portrait puzzle.

Make a Difference Pledge - Children's Museum of Manhattan
January 16, 2012 - Upper West Side

Explore Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy and the role children can play in making a difference. Make your own pledge to make a difference in your neighborhood or community.

Harlem Gospel Choir in Concert - Children's Museum of Manhattan
January 16, 2012 - Upper West Side

Join this world-famous choir as they perform inspirational gospel music to "bring people and nations together."

Matty Roxx in Concert! - JCC Rockland
January 16, 2012 - West Nyack

Matty Roxx performs in concert for families with children 1–6 years old.

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 16, 2012 -

EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON, join us for GOSPEL BRUNCH THE WORLD FAMOUS HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR Get your dose of the Holy Ghost! Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip Doors: 12:30pm Show: 1:30pm $40 adv, $42.50 door Every Sunday, for the past 9 years, the world famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to BB King's in a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, joyous gospel brunch-buffet show. The homestyle "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
January 16, 2012 - Bridgeport

The Zoo is honoring the civil rights leader’s life and achievements by offering $5.00 admission today.

Pinkalicious Tea Party - Cupcake Corner Too
January 16, 2012 - Garden City

Think pink. Pink linens, chocolate scones, pink raspberry tea, pink lemonade, pink cookies, finger sandwiches cut into flower and butterfly shapes, storytime and music. Free craft for each child. Reservations are required.

All Aboard with Thomas & Friends Mini-Performance - New York Botanical Garden
January 16, 2012 - Bronx

Beloved children's favorites Thomas & Friends are pulling into The New York Botanical Garden during the final two weeks of this season's spectacular Holiday Train Show, January 2-16, 2012. Join Thomas and Driver Sam on a fun-filled, sing-along, mini-performance adventure by helping Thomas find his way from Knapford Station to Brendam Docks using teamwork, friendship, and discovery. Bring your camera; each mini-performance includes a photo-op with Thomas. Kids can get an honorary engineer certificate and Take home coloring sheets, stickers, and temporary tattoos of Thomas and his engine friends. In the Ross Hall.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
January 16, 2012 - Bridgeport

The Zoo is honoring the civil rights leader’s life and achievements by offering $5 admission today.

Destiny Rising, Gala Performance to Benefit NYC Dance Alliance Foundation - Joyce Theater
January 16, 2012 - New York

The evening directed by Joe Lanteri will feature choreography by Lauren Adams, Camille A. Brown, Thang Dao, Jason Parsons, Garrett Smith and Guest Performers including Camille A. Brown, Melissa Hough & Garrett Smith of Houston Ballet, STEPS Repertory Ensemble, The Marymount Manhattan Dance Company, University of the Arts Dance Ensemble and special guests Foundation Star Supporters and Plumb Performing Arts of Arizona and Susan Jaffe, American Ballet Theatre. For more info please visit

“The Land of Many Colors - Fairfield Museum and History Center
January 16, 2012 - Fairfield

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr, Day, Ultraviolet Productions presents a puppet show for children about building character and promoting diversity.

Educational Program- “Biology” - FasTracKids
January 16, 2012 - Bellmore

Children are invited to a free 2-hour class where they will explore the life of plants and animals. "Virtual" trips to the Amazon, Sahara, and Antarctica also allow them to learn about unique ecosystems.

Watson Adventures' Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
January 16, 2012 - Manhattan

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

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

Bouncin' For Boomer - BounceU Farmingdale
January 16, 2012 - Farmingdale

BounceU is hosting a FUNdraiser for the Boomer Esiason Foundation to help fund research to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Children will get to bounce for a cause & enter to win great prizes, including a football signed by Boomer Esiason himself! $15 per child. For kids 12 and younger accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required. Pre-payment is due at the time of reservation. Call us at (631)777-JUMP (5867) to reserve your spot today! Coupons will not be accepted for this event.

Bouncin' For Boomer - BounceU Farmingdale
January 16, 2012 - Farmingdale

BounceU is hosting a FUNdraiser for the Boomer Esiason Foundation to help fund research to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Children will get to bounce for a cause & enter to win great prizes, including a football signed by Boomer Esiason himself! $15 per child. For kids 12 and younger accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required. Pre-payment is due at the time of reservation. Call us at (631)777-JUMP (5867) to reserve your spot today! Coupons will not be accepted for this event.

Bouncin' For Boomer - Bounce U Farmingdale
January 16, 2012 - Farmingdale

BounceU is hosting a FUNdraiser for the Boomer Esiason Foundation to help fund research to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Children will get to bounce for a cause & enter to win great prizes, including a football signed by Boomer Esiason himself! $15 per child. For kids 12 and younger accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required. Pre-payment is due at the time of reservation. Call us at (631)777-JUMP (5867) to reserve your spot today! Coupons will not be accepted for this event.

'Get Scooped' Workshop - Piece of my Art
January 16, 2012 - Port Washington

Let the kids spend MLK Day at Piece of My Art where they will create their own personal ice cream bowl using "sprinkle glazes" and "puffy paint." Pizza lunch included. Reservations required.

Gently-Used Sports Equipment Drive - Modell's Sporting Goods
January 16, 2012 - Freeport

Make a difference in the lives of children by allowing them to stay active in organized sports during difficult times. The equipment collected will support SCO Family of Services and other youth organizations throughout Long Island. The boys and girls at SCO can use basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, tennis balls, tennis rackets, lacrosse balls, lacrosse sticks. Bring the items on MLK, Jr. Day, Monday, 01/16/12 through Saturday, 01/21/12 during store hours. Call or check website for additional locations.

LI-CAN Teen Interfaith 'Day of Service Learning' - Temple Sinai of Roslyn
January 16, 2012 - Roslyn Heights

The annual LI-CAN Teen Interfaith "Day of Service Learning" will find teens of various faiths learning about each other and working together on service projects benefiting seniors in the community. This "by teens for teens" event includes the following Temple Sinai of Roslyn,St. Martha's RC Church, Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore, Islamic Center of Long Island, Community Synagogue of Port Washington, St. Brigid's RC Church, New Hope Lutheran Church, Temple Beth Israel, Port Washington Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Mount Olive A.M.E. Church, St. Lawrence of Canterbury Episcopal Church,Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, and St. Boniface RC Church.

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.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'Sanctuary' by Susanne Sulby - Theatre 500
Through January 20, 2012 - New York

New York premiere of Susanne Sulby's one-woman, multiple-character play, "Sanctuary," which premiered in the Philadelphia Fringe in 2005. Inspired by her musings about the Serbo-Croatian civil wars in the early '90s, the multimedia show explores the futility of war and our need for sanctuary from it, focusing primarily on three female characters: a mother bombarded by endless television broadcasts of destruction and death, an emotionally detached war correspondent and a prisoner of war who both longs for her mother and is desperate at being separated from her own children. "Sanctuary" employs writings ranging from Rumi's thirteenth-century poetry to a soldier's email as it tracks the intransigence of war through history. A theme emerges: one war is like another; history repeats itself as the same mistakes are made again and again as scene in the compelling video footage from wars throughout history. Is it possible to break the cycle? Finally each of the three focal characters discover that peace is inevitable; the answer is love.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'Seasons' by Katie Hammond (lyrics and book) and Elaine Pechacek (music) - Little Times Square Theatre
Through January 21, 2012 - New York

This is a new musical by Katie Hammond and Elaine Pechacek, produced for the first time in TSITF. With four characters and little to no spoken dialogue, the story is told through music and song. Spanning the course of one year, "Seasons" is a story about love, delving into the lives of two couples. Helen and Peter are classmates who reconnect at a high school reunion and struggle with an unexpected pregnancy. Hope and Mrs. Jones are a mother and daughter with a close bond, celebrating a recent engagement and grappling with an unwelcome diagnosis. With Kristyn Chalker, Kyle Szen, Katie Hammond and Amy Arbizzani; directed by Danny Williams.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'Horripilation!' written and performed by John Sowle - Little Times Square Theatre
Through January 21, 2012 - New York

The New York premiere of an astonishing journey into the world of ancient Indian theater by Kaliyuga Arts. The work combines the Natya Shastra, a remarkably refined and elaborately detailed pre-Christian theatre text from India, with Teyyam, a primitive South India ritual, to create a work that "plunges audiences into a dazzling realm of color and movement, virtually unknown in the West but filled with amazing insights and invaluable lessons for all those who treasure theatre" (Teed Rockwell, India Currents). Playwright and performer John Sowle has a Ph.D. in Dramatic Art from the University of California at Berkeley and received a Fulbright Fellowship to study dance-theatre in South India. Sowle and his partner Steven Patterson, who directed Horripilation!, founded Kaliyuga Arts in 1986 in Los Angeles and have produced, directed, designed and performed award-winning Kaliyuga Arts' shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. Most recently Sowle directed a revival of the Al Carmines and Gertrude Stein musical In Circles at Judson Memorial Church, where it was done originally in the 60s. He is currently the Associate Artistic Director at Stageworks in Hudson, NY.

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.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'Breve Temporada de Invierno' - Theatre 500
Through January 22, 2012 - New york

Maranao Theater Company performs the world premiere of a two-character Cuban comedy by Nicolas Dorr, directed by Josean Ortiz (Puerto Rico). Performed in Spanish. The actors hail from Argentina and Puerto Rico. An aging actress, nearing the end of her career, must reconcile with her assistant, who has been her hairdresser, wardrobe manager, and in the past a fortuitous lover. Both will discover hidden aspects of their personalities.

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.

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.

The Canterbury Tales Remixed - SoHo Playhouse
Through January 29, 2012 - New York

Geoffrey Chaucer's timeless Canterbury Tales comes to vivid life in an "entertaining and brilliant" (Time Out) virtuoso performance linking today's hip-hop lyrics with the greatest stories ever told. Framed by gripping re-imaginings of the epic poems Gilgamesh and Beowulf, Canadian hip-hop artist Baba Brinkman forges a new masterpiece out of the rawest material etched onto vinyl, or carved into clay tablets. Just like the most heart-wrenching songs by Eminem or Kanye West, these ancient Tales are infused with lust, betrayal, infidelity, greed, jealousy, ambition, and the endless struggles between men and women seeking happiness.  Baba Brinkman brings you a rich theatrical experience filled with laugh-out-loud hilarity and riveting storytelling, tracing a thread from Chaucer's venal Merchant and sensuous Wife of Bath to the muscular heroes of ancient lore, so similar to today's hip hop stars in their perpetual quest for glory. The Canterbury Tales Remixed is a truly modern telling of classic tales that will amaze young and old alike. The Canterbury Tales Remixed will now run through January 29, 2012 (originally set to close on January 8) at the SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street). Tickets are $55-$19.50, to purchase visit or call OvationTix customer service toll-free: 866-811-4111. Performances Schedule: Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30PM; Saturday and Sunday at 3PM

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.

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