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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on January 20

January 20, 2014   |    

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

New York Guitar Festival Marathon - Merkin Concert Hall
January 20, 2014 - New York

The 2014 New York Guitar Festival kicks off at Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Concert Hall with a FREE, day-long marathon on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a focus on classical guitar in the Americas, with music of South America during the first half of the day, and North America for the second half. American guitarist's role in jazz, blues, folk and rock are well known, but major composers have written important works for the classical guitar: Steve Reich, Eliot Carter, George Crumb, Aaron Jay Kernis, Heitor Villa Lobos, Alberto Ginastera, Astor Piazzola and many others.

Applied Design - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 20, 2014 - New York

There are still people who think that design is just about making things, people, and places pretty. In truth, design has spread to almost every facet of human activity, from science and education to politics and policymaking, for a simple reason: one of design's most fundamental tasks is to help people respond to change. A designer today can choose to focus on interactions, interfaces, the Internet, visualizations, socially minded infrastructures and products, 5-D spaces, bioengineering, sustainability, video games, critical scenarios, and yes, even furniture. Several outstanding examples of this vitality and diversity are presented in this installation, ranging from a mine detonator by young Afghani designer Massoud Hassani to a vessel made by transforming desert sand into glass using only the energy of the sun. Also on display are 14 video games -- including Pac-Man, The Sims, and Katamari Damacy -- that constitute the beginning of a new branch of MoMA's collection.

Musical Mondays - Matt Baker Trio - Le Cirque
January 20, 2014 - New York

Featuring live performances by talented musicians and singers in Le Cirque Cafe. Enjoy sophisticated sounds while sipping Billy's famous cocktails or offerings from their extensive beer and wine menu, or make it a complete French/Italian affair with the delicious $38 prix-fixe dinner. The Matt Baker Trio features the award-winning Australian jazz pianist & singer.

2013 Festival of Lighthouses Contest - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 20, 2014 - Norwalk

Enjoy a display of imaginative handcrafted lighthouses ? and then vote for your favorite. Your votes determine the winners of this exhibit, which will present 24 large model lighthouses throughout the aquarium galleries. The lighthouses will be the creations of regional artists, crafts people and just folks with an idea. Some entries come in as scale models of real lighthouses. Others will be wildly creative. The lighthouse that gets the most visitor votes will win $1,500. Other prizes to be announced in a special evening reception on Jan. 23 are: $750 for second place, $375 for third; $300 for fourth; $225 for fifth; and $150 for sixth. Lighthouses must be 3 to 6 feet tall and have a working light ? Beyond that, it's up to the creators' imaginations. (Prohibited are animal remains, including shells.) November 16-January 20, 2014.

'Still Awake Still!' - New Victory Theater
Through January 20, 2014 - New York

Getting kids to sleep can be rough and tough, but not for Miss Ivory Tinklefinger! With nothing but a great grand piano and her sweet singing voice, the famous Queen of Sleep can calm the rowdiest of children, that is, until treble ensues... Much to her dismay and to the audience's delight, her piano produces more than just notes at this particular performance. Commissioned by the Sydney Opera House, STILL AWAKE STILL! is a marvelously madcap cabaret for kids that will have you encoring, not snoring!

ANNIE, JR. - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
January 20, 2014 - Smithtown

The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positive attitude, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930’s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, bitter Miss Hannigan.

Tiny Tots - CSTL Center for Science Teaching and Learning
January 20, 2014 - Rockville Centre

CSTL's Tiny Tots program is held Mondays throughout the school year. Tiny Tots is a 1 1/2hr workshop for toddlers, ages 18 months to 3. Each week brings with it a new theme, and with each new theme comes new activities that both delight and educate at every turn. Every class is led by one of its friendly staff members who will include at least one story and fun activity. The program allows you to spend time with your toddler in a creative environment; experience new activities together such as arts and crafts; begin to identify objects such as shapes, colors, numbers and letters; and create a positive attitude towards a nursery school environment.

School's Out! - CSTL Center for Science Teaching and Learning
January 20, 2014 - Rockville Centre

Join in for days of fun-filled, hands-on science and nature activities. There will be dinosaurs, live animals, science exploration, nature discoveries and more! Sign up for the days that work for you. 4-12 year olds. Aftercare (4-5pm) available.

Writing Group - Barnes and Noble -Country Glen Center
January 20, 2014 - Carle Place

Join in this monthly Writing Group for tips, inspiration, critique. The group meets the first and third Monday of each month.

Martin Luther King Day - Mid-Island Y JCC
January 20, 2014 - Plainview

Each child should bring a photo of themselves (photos will not be returned) that can be used in creating our giant friendship collage in honor of Dr. King's vision. The collage will hang in the hallway to celebrate children and friendship. The photo can include other children as well, but please no adults. A friendship story, lunch, and playtime included.

Family Movie - Haverstraw Public Library; Village Branch
January 20, 2014 - Haverstraw

Kids ages 4-12 are invited to the library to watch a movie projected on the wall.

New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers - Nassau Coliseum
January 20, 2014 - Uniondale

It will be a hot, hot time on the ice. Get ready to root for your favorite team as the Islanders take on their rivals.

Shrek The Musical - The Play Group Theatre
January 20, 2014 - White Plains

Based on the hilarious Academy Award-winning film, "Shrek, The Musical" recounts the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim his once-secluded home. Accompanied by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon and rescues the cursed Princess Fiona. On this not-so-traditional fairytale journey, Shrek discovers the value of friendship and realizes that true love is more than skin deep. More fun than a barrel of little piggies, Shrek will have the entire family laughing and raising their freak flags high! Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Based on the Dreamworks motion picture. Director Rachel Berger. Music Director Nicholas Nicassio. Associate Director Ryan McGovern. Choreographer Jacque Carnahan. Scenic Director Grace Laubacher. Costume Designer Molly Seidel. Tickets are available online at playgroup.org.

Pizza With A Purpose - a FUNdraising Event benefiting Forever Families Through Adoption - California Pizza Kitchen
January 20, 2014 - Scarsdale

A delicious event benefiting Forever Families Through Adoption (FFTA). Just print out the flyer at foreverfamiliesthroughadoption.org/downloads/cpk_fundraiser01-2014.pdf, bring it to California Pizza Kitchen, present it to your server, and 20% of your check will be donated to FFTA. Purchases include dine-in, take-out, catering, and all beverages.

Cinderella - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
January 20, 2014 - Bellmore

The most classic of all fairy tales springs to life in this fast-paced musical production. Featuring a professional cast and live music, all the ingredients that have made the story a perennial favorite are here -- ragged Cinderella, her cruel stepmother and selfish stepsisters, the ball, the handsome prince looking for a bride, the fairy godmother, the glass slipper, the search for the foot that fits it, and the happily-ever-after ending. This musical will delight the young and "young at heart."

Beauty and the Beast - The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
January 20, 2014 - Bellmore

This Disney production features the animated film's much loved characters and the well-known academy award-winning score. Join Belle, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, and The Beast for an unforgettable time of fun and excitement. Kids are invited to meet the cast after the show.

The Short Game - Documentary - Jacob Burns Film Center
January 20, 2014 - Pleasantville

"The Short Game" follows some of the best seven-year-old golfers in the world as they train for and compete in the World Championship of Junior Golf, which brings together 1500 golf savants from 54 countries to determine who will be crowned the sport's next phenom. The children are polished professionals (except when they aren't), and the parents are a breed of their own. Audiences love this fascinating and often funny movie. Directed by Josh Greenbaum. 2013. 99 mins. Rated PG. United States, in English/French with subtitles. After each screening, there will be golf activities for adults and kids upstairs in the Jane Peck Gallery.

Mystery at the Museum - Science Museum of Long Island
January 20, 2014 - Plandome

Help unravel a mystery! Learn how to lift and examine fingerprints. Perform chemical tests on blood samples as you try to figure out just what happened in this wacky museum.

Toddler Winter Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
January 20, 2014 - West Nyack

Jill will help young artists design winter-themed crafts. Children can choose from a large array of seasonal items including heart or mitten-shaped dishes, mugs, plates, snowflake boxes, princess plaques, and more. Pieces can be taken home that day or left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested. Workshops will be held each Monday and Tuesday.

MLK Day Ice Skating - Bear Mountain Ice Rink
January 20, 2014 - Bear Mountain

Head over to Bear Mountain for some ice skating on the Martin Luther King Jr. school holiday. Skate rentals available. The park is also perfect for sledding and a winter visit to the animals at the Bear Mountain Zoo.

Monday Afternoon Storytime at B & N - Barnes & Noble City Center
January 20, 2014 - White Plains

Young children can enjoy an exciting adventure at every turn of the page during this storytime.

MLK Day Open Bounce - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
January 20, 2014 - Valley Cottage

The kids are home from school and you need something for them to do. Bring them to Bounce, the perfect place to release pent-up energy. This amazing - and unique - place features five jumping "courts" of various sizes, foam pits, and a new bungee jump area as well as an arcade, lounge area, and inflatables for little kids.

Toddler Time - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
January 20, 2014 - Valley Cottage

Little kids can really get their sillies out when Bounce hosts Toddler Time, each Monday and Thursday morning. Kids can run around Bounce's giant trampoline courts, jump on toddler-size trampolines, and take a running leap into a variety of foam pits. Guaranteed fun for kids and their caregivers.

Munchkin Monday: Winter Wonderland Show - Palisades Center Mall
January 20, 2014 - West Nyack

Mario the Magician drops by the Palisades Center for this special edition of Munchkin Monday, presented by Rockland Parent magazine. This winter-themed event will also feature crafts and games, Registration via the mall's web site is required.

Winter Water - School Holiday Program - Greenburgh Nature Center
January 20, 2014 - Scarsdale

Is there any life in a pond on a cold, winter day? Join in an easy hike to the Center's pond to explore if, and what, is going on beneath the surface. You just might be surprised!

1st Annual Stamford JCC MLK Jr. Day 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament - Stamford JCC
January 20, 2014 - Stamford

Bring your friends and compete to become the 1st Annual Stamford JCC MLK Jr. Day Tournament Champions. Partici­pants will receive a t-shirt. Teens must be 15 to 18 years old. Contact Mo Concepcion at 203.487.0971 or mconcepcion@stamfordjcc.org for more information.

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Day Celebration - Bruce Museum
January 20, 2014 - Greenwich

Throughout the afternoon, students of all ages and abilities will have the opportunity to make "I have a dream" buttons and add their self-portraits to the Circle of Friends mural, as well as explore the Museum's galleries and exhibitions. Performances by Connecticut's Arts for Learning Hip Hop Dimensions will take place at 11am and 1pm. This is a diverse collection of dancers with raw talent in Hip Hop and Break Dancing. While electrifying audiences, they inspire youth to think of dancing as a positive outlet for artistic expression. Learn about the history, culture, foundation, and the dance styles of Hip-Hop.

Dreaming with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Long Island Children's Museum
January 20, 2014 - Garden City

Art has long been used to record historical events. Come join in and explore the remarkable life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Become inspired by his life, speeches and visions as you produce an artwork of peace.

Let's March - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 20, 2014 - Crown Heights

Children, age 4 and older, will hear stories about civil rights, watch footage of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous March on Washington, and join together to create a poster of peace and justice before they march throughout the Museum, reliving the legacy of Dr. King.

PlayLab Workshop: Winter Wonderland - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 20, 2014 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers learn about different artworks that celebrate the iconic winter scene. They'll create their own winter wonderland to take home.

Winter Break Out Day: Build & Adapt II - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
January 20, 2014 - Stamford

Explore the world of building and adapting in the human and animal worlds and celebrate the exhibition "A Billion Bricks: LEGOR T-Rex,Turtles & Trains." Discover if dinosaurs walked in Connecticut and meet their scaly snake and lizard relatives that exist today. Create a masterpiece in the Recycled Recreation Station, enjoy self-guided crafts, learn how to construct a shelter in the woods, build with snow on the Meadow (weather permitting), and end your day with a chance to make an ice cream sundae at the Overbrook Nature Center. Come for a few activities or stay for the day. The complete schedule of events will be posted on site and on stamfordmuseum.org. Registration is not necessary.

Vacation Day Workshop: Fashion Forward - Westport Arts Center
January 20, 2014 - Westport

Children ages 5-8 can join a local fashion expert and mixed-media artist to create wearable art using unusual materials.

School Holiday Family Programs - Earthplace
January 20, 2014 - Westport

Enjoy a day off from school with fun, nature-based family programs at Earthplace that includes an animal-themed story followed by an encounter with one of the Animal Hall residents. Earthplace Naturalists answer all your questions while giving some animals their daily meals. Later, bundle up and head outside for a guided trail hike in search of scarlet cardinals, squirrel nests and animal tracks in the snow.

Reading Partners Program - PS 86
January 20, 2014 - Jamaica

Be Someone's Hero. Reading Partners empowers volunteers like to become leaders in their communities by helping struggling readers succeed. Meet one-on-one with a reading partner to help him or her develop strong literacy skills and discover a passion for reading. With no prior experience in the classroom, volunteers can change a child's life. Be someone's hero. Over the past decade, volunteers have helped more than 10,000 students become confident readers by using the Reading Partners curriculum. Volunteer tutors make a huge impact in the lives of their reading partners. By sharing their passion and knowledge, tutors become mentors, friends, and heroes to their students. Have fun. Change a life. Tutoring in the Reading Partners program helps a child develop a life skill. By working one-on-one with a struggling reader, voluteers will help a student strengthen their literacy skills, build confidence, and discover that reading can be fun.

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Pump It Up Norwalk
January 20, 2014 - Norwalk

Special themed Pop-In Playtimes. Be sure to check the website and online calendar the week before for themes and playtimes. Parent's are always free.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Breakfast - Antun's of Queens Village
January 20, 2014 - Queens Village

Celebrate with The Greater New York Inter-Alumni Council of UNCF (the IAC) when they host their 24th annual awards event. The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Michael A. Walrond, Senior Pastor of the historic First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York. Rev. Walrond is a graduate of Morehouse College and the Duke University School of Divinity. He has grown the First Corinthian Baptist Church membership from 350 to over 8,000 in just nine years. Rev. Walrond is also an active community leader, serving as National Director of the Minister?s Division of the National Action Network and he writes a weekly column for the New York Amsterdam News. The IAC is a dedicated volunteer group comprised of alumni from various UNCF-member colleges and universities who help the New York UNCF office achieve its fundraising goal. The Awards Breakfast draws more than 600 guests, and awards are given to IAC members who have demonstrated service to their alma mater, IAC and UNCF. The IAC is also accepting donations on their website, www.uncf.org/ny., for those folks who can't attend the event. Tickets are on sale at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-awards-breakfast-tickets-8751033577 This American federal holiday marks the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King's birthday, January 15. King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. The national Martin Luther King Day of Service[25] was started by former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Harris Wofford and Atlanta Congressman John Lewis, who co-authored the King Holiday and Service Act. The federal legislation challenges Americans to transform the King Holiday into a day of citizen action volunteer service in honor of Dr. King.

Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Brooklyn Academy of Music
January 20, 2014 - Fort Greene

Join New York City's civic, cultural, and community leaders in honoring Dr. King's life and legacy. Presented by BAM, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, and Medgar Evers College.

Mother Goose Time - Seaside Library
January 20, 2014 - Rockaway Park

A special morning of fun for children ages 6-17 months and their caregivers. Program includes favorite nursery rhymes, music, movement and play.

Watson Adventures' Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
January 20, 2014 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults and kids 7 & up! Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. 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 via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Sparkling Beaded Snowflakes - Rose Memorial Library
January 20, 2014 - Stony Point

Children are invited to create a sparkling, beaded snowflake to use as a window decoration. Registration is required.

Penguin Expedition for families with children on the autisum spectum - Central Park Zoo
January 20, 2014 - Upper East Side

Penguin Expedition is a program for families with kids on the autism spectrum. Explore penguins through your senses! Play penguin games, meet an animal guest, and take a special visit to the penguin exhibit so you and your family can discover what makes penguins so cool and fun! Ages 4-8, with one adult. Tickets admit one child with one adult.

Color Chromatography at the Maritime Explorium - The Maritime Explorium
January 20, 2014 - Port Jefferson

Break colors down to their chemical components for a peek inside to what makes a color a color.

Winnie the Pooh - BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Centre
January 20, 2014 - East Islip

Visit the Hundred Acre Woods for an afternoon of your favorite characters including Pooh, Owl, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit as they try to find Eeyore a birthday present and deal with the arrival of a "dangerous" stranger.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
January 20, 2014 - Cold Spring Harbor

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

Open House - Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
January 20, 2014 - Center Moriches

During the tour, parents of children with special needs will have a chance to meet the staff, the camp’s director, nurse and office manager, and ask questions or address any concerns that they might have. They will have the opportunity to view the entire camp and explore the different areas dedicated for various activities such as arts and crafts, adaptive sports, and games.

Adorable Doc Medical University - Darlings & Divas
January 20, 2014 - Amityville

The "Doc" will talk to the children about healthy habits such as healthy eating, brushing teeth, and more. Upon completion of their medical training, each child will stuff their own animal to take home and receive a certificate of medical training. Pizza lunch, drinks and dessert will be served and the "Doc" will be available for photos.

Terrarium Making - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
January 20, 2014 - Yaphank

Come create and learn about terrariums. Assorted plants, soil, and container are included. Bring additional decorative elements or extra plants to make yours one of a kind. Call to register.

'Still Awake Still!' - The New Victory Theater
January 20, 2014 - Theater District Times Square

Getting kids to sleep can be rough and tough, but not for Miss Ivory Tinklefinger! With nothing but a great grand piano and her sweet singing voice, the famous Queen of Sleep can calm the rowdiest of children, that is, until treble ensues... Much to her dismay and to the audience's delight, her piano produces more than just notes at this particular performance. Commissioned by the Sydney Opera House, STILL AWAKE STILL! is a marvelously madcap cabaret for kids that will have you encoring, not snoring!.

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! - Prudential Center
January 20, 2014 - Newark

Join the celebration as more than 60 of Disney's unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic! Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Jiminy Cricket, Pinocchio, and others of your favorite friends take part in this skating spectacular you?ll remember forever. Playing Prudential Center for eight shows Jan. 15-Jan. 20.

Gilded New York: Jewelry Making - Museum of the City of New York
January 20, 2014 - Upper East Side

Get inspired by the jewelry and costumes worn by New York?s elite in the late 19th century on view in Gilded New York, then create accessories that represent your own personal style. No reservations required!

The Music of Karl Jenkins: A 70th Birthday Celebration - Carnegie Hall
January 20, 2014 - New York

DCINY honors the 70th birthday of UK composer Sir Karl Jenkins with an evening comprised entirely of compositions by the honoree. Homages will include the US premiere of Jenkins’s The Bards of Wale, the well-known masterpiece Stabat Mater, and Benedictus from “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace.” Performers - Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor. Program - ALL-KARL JENKINS PROGRAM: Stabat Mater; “Benedictus” from The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace; The Bards of Wales (US Premiere). “Karl Jenkins is a rarity among contemporary composers, balancing popularity with innovation.” - The Independent (UK). "Jenkins’ gift for writing solid melodies according to the mood of the text is profound."- Choral Review. On Sale Now! Call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or visit www.carnegiehall.org. For more information on group sales or other special offers, please contact us at 212-707-8566 x307 or BoxOffice@DCINY.org.

Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
January 20, 2014 - MIdtown

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults and kids 7 and up! Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. 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. Tickets must be purchased in advance watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT (946-4868).

Jim Caruso's Cast Party - Birdland
January 20, 2014 - New York

A wildly popular weekly soiree that brings a sprinkling of Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night. It's a cool cabaret night-out enlivened by a hilariously impromptu variety show. Showbiz superstars hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle.

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Special - Massapequa Bowl
January 20, 2014 - Massapequa

Admission to this event includes 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, and a slice of pizza and soda. For added fun from 12-2pm enjoy games and crafts for $25 per person. Get $5 off when you sign up for both events. Call for reservations.

School Recess Camp - MLK Day Wheel Camp (ages 10-12) - Clay Art Center
January 20, 2014 - Port Chester

During this one day camp new students will learn the basics of throwing on the potter's wheel and returning students will have a chance to improve their skills. Campers must bring a lunch and two snacks.

School Recess Camp - I Have A Dream Clay Camp (ages 6-9) - Clay Art Center
January 20, 2014 - Port Chester

During this one day clay camp, kids learn the clay basics of hand-building while creating sculptures that reflect your dreams and wishes for the future. Campers must bring a lunch and two snacks.

The Music of Karl Jenkins: A 70th Birthday Celebration at Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
January 20, 2014 - Midtown

DCINY honors the 70th birthday of Welsh composer Sir Karl Jenkins with an evening comprised entirely of compositions by the honoree. Homages will include the US premiere of Jenkins’s The Bards of Wale, the well-known masterpiece Stabat Mater, and "Benedictus" from The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace.

Program:
Stabat Mater
“Benedictus” from The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
The Bards of Wales (US Premiere)

The Milton Suggs Philosophy - More Than a Dream: A Celebration of Dr. King - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
January 20, 2014 - New York

After a triumphant debut at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola this past September, Milton Suggs returns to celebrate the late, great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Suggs is a gifted up-and-coming vocalist who was encouraged to pursue vocals professionally by Jazz at Lincoln Center Managing & Artistic Director, Wynton Marsalis. He draws influence from the past century and beyond of jazz, soul, and R&B, having studied artists from Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, and Jon Hendricks, to Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye. The Milton Suggs Philosophy has recently been lighting up the New York club scene with unique and culturally savvy performances.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
January 20, 2014 - Bridgeport

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

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: An Intimate Evening with Carol Channing and Justin Vivian Bond - The Town Hall
January 20, 2014 - New York

Three-time Tony Award-winner Carol Channing will join queer icon and Tony Nominee Justin Vivian Bond with musical direction for Mx Bond by Lance Horne. The event celebrates the 50th anniversary of Channing's most identified role, Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello Dolly, which debuted at the St. James Theatre on January 16, 1964.

Open House - The Gerrard Berman Day School
January 20, 2014 - Oakland

The Gerrard Berman Day School, Solomon Schechter of North Jersey, holds an open house. Parents and their prospective students for nursery school through grade 8 can learn about the school's academic program, including biology, leadership, and ecology.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - The Discovery Museum & Planetarium
January 20, 2014 - Bridgeport

Celebrate The Colors of Our World - A Day of Celebration and Science Fun to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Interactive Story Time, Planetarium Shows, Color and Light Science Demos, Children's Make-And-Takes, Crafts and Coloring. Interactive Exhibits including Adventure Science, Take Flight, Space Galleries and More.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
January 20, 2014 - Bridgeport

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

African American Leaders Scavenger Hunt - New-York Historical Society
January 20, 2014 - Upper West Side

Through a series of fun activities kids ages 6 and older can meet the inspiring and brave African American leaders who helped shape our nation and civil rights legislation. Families will search through New-York Historical's collections finding objects and documents related to James McCune Smith, Pierre and Juliette Toussaint, Frederick Douglass, and, of course, Martin Luther King Jr.

Journey to the North - Museum at Eldridge Street
January 20, 2014 - Lower East Side

The Museum at Eldridge Street tells the story of millions of Jewish immigrants leaving home and finding hope in America. On Monday, January 20 from 1-2, in honor of Martin Luther King Day, we'll read Eloise Greenfield's The Great Migration: Journey to the North a story about the African American exodus from South to North during the last century. Afterwards, families will make a mural and explore the Eldridge Street Synagogue. The program is designed for children ages 7 and older with an adult. Reservations are recommended.

Powergym - Powerplay
January 20, 2014 - Gowanus

Powergym is a dynamic combination of Gymnastics and Play and Sports activities that include Air Castle, ball pit trampoline, rock climbing, hipline, and sports games. Register in advance, early.

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera
January 20, 2014 - New York

Anthony Minghella's breathtakingly beautiful and powerfully dramatic production returns, with Amanda Echalaz making her Met debut as Cio-Cio-San. Rising tenor Bryan Hymel sings Pinkerton. Philippe Auguin, Marco Armiliato, and Fabio Luisi share conducting duties.

Christopher Wool - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 22, 2014 - New York

At the heart of Christopher Wool's creative project, which spans three decades of rigorous and highly focused practice, is the question of how a picture can be conceived, realized, and experienced today. Engaging the complexities of painting as a medium, as well as the anxious rhythms of the urban environment and a wide range of cultural references, his agile, largely monochrome works propose an open-ended series of responses to this central problem. This retrospective will fill the museum's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda and an adjacent gallery with a rich selection of paintings, photographs, and works on paper, forming the most comprehensive examination to date of Wool's influential career. The exhibition is organized by Katherine Brinson, Associate Curator, and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue. This exhibition is supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Knit, Purl, Sow - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through January 22, 2014 - Crown Heights

Knit, Purl, Sow brings together textile and knitting artists and their finely detailed botanical renderings, expressionistic plants, and landscapes that will inspire a new appreciation for natural forms.

Adventures of Piper - Locust Valley Library
Through January 22, 2014 - Locust Valley

Meet local author Mariah Leal and see the world from a puppy's point of view. With a story, Mariah's best buddy, Piper, teaches children the importance of training, socializing and bonding with their puppy.Through Piper's journey, you will see how similar the lessons she has learned are to those of children. On January 22, the children will have the opportunity to meet Piper.Each participant will recieve a copy of the authors book.Space is limited. Registration required. For more information please call 516-671-1837.

“Icons” - THE OUT NYC
Through January 23, 2014 - New York

Artist and NYC pop-culture enthusiast, Michael Lazar, has unveiled an exhibition of his “Icons” collection featuring collages and acrylic painted worlds of electric pinks and sky blues married with recognizable icons from American pop culture and beyond in the lobby of THE OUT NYC located at 510 West 42nd Street (42nd Street between 10th and 11th Aves, Manhattan). Whether it is Disney icons, Patriotism, Hollywood, romance, and classic cross-cultural images like the heart or star, Lazar’s artwork is known in the art community as a celebration of the power of iconography and color. “Icons” is on display and open to the public at THE OUT NYC through January 23, 2014. For more information regarding Michael Lazar and his work, please visit http://lazar-art.com/.

Danish Paintings from the Golden Age to the Modern Breakthrough - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through January 25, 2014 - New York

Composed of 37 paintings and drawings, the exhibition features the work of a range of artists, including Nicolai Abildgaard, the first history painter of note to be trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts; the "Danish Golden Age" artists Christen Kobke, L.A. Smith, and Vilhelm Kyhn; and the modern painters Berthe Wegmann, Anna and Michael Ancher, P.S. Kroyer, and his pupils Harald Slott-Moller and the internationally renowned Vilhelm Hammershoi.

Deconstructed Flowers - Queens Botanical Garden
Through January 25, 2014 - Flushing

H. David Stein's unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in this exhibit, a series of intricate photographs that pull out the detailed beauty of flowers, using a special technique that layers several photographs into a single picture for a view of amazing depth. Dr. Stein's work as the former chairman of surgery at Flushing Hospital instilled a dedication to the importance of detail. Since his retirement from the medical profession, his interest in photography has intensified. Studying at the International Center of Photography, and with several professionals he has garnered a renewed focus on the technical and visual aspects, and adapted a style that allows him to create photographs that express many aspects of a flower at the same time. "There are many features of flowers that are beautiful and interesting, but each individual photograph can only show a single element of the flower". Unhappy with losing the depth and beauty of his subject, Stein focused on pulling out the dimensional presence of the flower. "This meant taking multiple photographs and merging then into a single montage. I then allowed the flower to grow more naturally over the image's matting. The end result is a floral image that shows many views of the flower's beauty in a single image." Dr. Stein's prize-winning photographs have been exhibited widely throughout the Northeast, including the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., the Salmagundi Club, The Mamaroneck Artist Guild, and other galleries in New York. His photographs can also be found in commercial establishments and in numerous private collections. The exhibit will be open from Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 8am to 4pm, thur Jan 25, 2014 and is free to the public. For more information, contact Darcy Hector at (718) 886-3800, ext. 330 or dhector@queensbotanical.org. Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship.

Green Porno - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through January 25, 2014 - Fort Greene

Live on Stage Conceived and performed by Isabella Rossellini Written by Isabella Rossellini and Jean-Claude Carrière Staged by Muriel Mayette Art-house luminary Isabella Rossellini reveals the surprisingly kinky and confounding mating rituals of insects and marine life in this one-woman show, adapted from the celebrated Sundance Channel series of the same name. With day-glo costumes and paper puppets, Rossellini channels a host of reproductive oddities based on a text by the influential French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière (The Mahabharata, 1987 Next Wave; The Tin Drum). Part nature documentary, part DIY cartoon, Green Porno is a cheeky, delightful zoology lesson brought vividly to life by Rossellini's singular flair for storytelling. English translation by Sofia Groopman

Intel Pop-Up Shop Grand Opening - Intel Experience Store
Through January 25, 2014 - New York

The Intel Experience Store is not your average pop-up shop! Setting up in the hip neighborhood of Nolita, the Intel Experience Store aims to bring together local businesses, the latest technology, and the unique elements of each store location to show how Intel reshapes and enriches the lives of individuals and communities alike. Each Intel Experience Store will physically change three times a day! The stores will feature local, ever-changing programming, freecycling, and other programs that give back to their communities. Stop by to grab a coffee, check in on the news, ask our Tech Xperts questions about your devices, and in the afternoons and evenings, check out live music, movies, sports, games, and more! There will be a number of activities on opening day: the first 50 people will win a prize; throughout the day shoppers can enjoy complimentary coffee and snacks from local eateries; neighbors in the 10012 area code will receive a free sweatshirt (with proof of residency, while supplies last); and there will be an evening performance by Tailan Rayan.

Robert Mapplethorpe: Saints and Sinners - Sean Kelly Gallery
Through January 25, 2014 - New York

This December marks the 25th anniversary of the landmark exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment. On the occasion of the anniversary of that defining juncture, not just in Mapplethorpe's career, but also in the larger dialogue regarding freedom of expression in the arts, Sean Kelly brings together 27 pairings of Mapplethorpe images exploring the theme of Saints and Sinners.

Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 26, 2014 - New York

The works of Edgar Allan Poe have frightened and thrilled readers for more than one hundred-fifty years. Terror of the Soul -- inspired by the preface to Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque -- explores Poe's poetry, fiction, and literary criticism, with a key thematic emphasis examining his profound influence on later writers. The exhibition will feature nearly one hundred items, drawn primarily from the Morgan's holdings and The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature at The New York Public Library, two of the most important collections of Poe material in the United States. In addition, a number of exceptional private collection loans will also be on view.

See it Loud: Seven Post-War American Painters - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through January 26, 2014 - New York

This exhibition presents the work Leland Bell, Paul Georges, Paul Resika, Neil Welliver, Albert Kresch, Stenley Lewis, and Peter Heinemann, who insisted on the significance of landscape and figuration, even during an era when going beyond abstraction meant venturing into an aesthetic no-man's land.

Everyday Epiphanies: Photography and Daily Life Since 1969 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 26, 2014 - New York

Since the birth of photography in 1839, artists have used the medium to explore subjects close to home -- the quotidian, intimate, and overlooked aspects of everyday existence. This exhibition examines the photographs and videos made by a wide range of artists during the last four decades. Featuring forty works from the Museum's collection, it includes photographs by John Baldessari, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Fischli & Weiss, Jan Groover, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Elizabeth McAlpine, Gabriel Orozco, David Salle, Robert Smithson, Stephen Shore, and William Wegman among others, as well as video by artists such as Martha Rosler, Ilene Segalove, and Svetlana and Igor Kopystiansky.

Tweet - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 26, 2014 - SoHo

Any adult of a certain age asked to define tweet in 2013 is likely to answer that it is a "short communication of 140 characters or less." Yet before 2006, tweet was primarily used to describe the chirp of a bird, a sound generally perceived as a sweet or happy sound. In New York City, you witness more and more pedestrians striding through life with heads buried in smartphones. People tweet, text, and email on the go. The simple act of looking around as you go about our daily journey is being lost to an ever more fragmented and hectic contemporary society. The exhibition Tweet asks everyone to pause, reflect, and remember a simple act that is available to everyone. Look around, enjoy nature, and see the birds. All the artworks included in Tweet come from a similar starting point – that of careful observation of nature, specifically of birds. To identify and study at great and near distances, with quiet observation and in fleeting moments – this kind of looking is encouraged by these works. As part of the exhibition, CMA asks viewers to use their technology to come together in shared games around bird spotting, or to simply put the gadgets away and draw from nature.

Parsons Dance - Joyce Theater
Through January 26, 2014 - New York

Parsons Dance brings its blend of athleticism, stunning ensemble work, and pure joy to the stage for evenings of high-energy dance. The program includes the world premiere of David Parsons' For EK, set to music by Steve Reich, a multi-media experience using the work of major American 20th century painters as a visual backdrop. The season also includes Nascimento Novo, performed to music by South American legend Milton Nascimento and Caught, the stroboscopic masterwork that continues to wow audiences around the world. In addition, four special family matinees will include kid-friendly repertory and an opportunity to meet the dancers.

American Modern: Hopper to O'Keefe - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 26, 2014 - Midtown

Drawn from MoMA's collection, American Modern takes a fresh look at the Museum's holdings of American art made between 1915 and 1950, and considers the cultural preoccupations of a rapidly changing American society in the first half of the 20th century. Including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and films, American Modern brings together some of the Museum's most celebrated masterworks, contextualizing them across mediums and amid lesser-seen but revelatory works by artists who expressed compelling emotional and visual tendencies of the time. The selection of works depicts subjects as diverse as urban and rural landscapes, scenes of industry, still-life compositions, and portraiture, and is organized thematically, with visual connections trumping strict chronology. Artists represented include George Bellows, Stuart Davis, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, Alfred Stieglitz, and Andrew Wyeth, among many others. Far from an encyclopedic view of American art of the period, the exhibition is a focused look at the strengths and surprises of MoMA's collection in an area that has played a major role in the institution?s history.

Keith Haring All-Over - New-York Historical Society
Through January 26, 2014 - New York

A new installation in the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture will feature everyday items transformed by famed New York artist Keith Haring. Keith Haring All-Over explores the artist's use of unconventional surfaces: clothing, furniture and skin; as well as photographs and videos that document his process and passion for making ordinary objects into extraordinary works of art.

Art in the Garden at QBG: “Deconstructed Flowers” - Queens Botanical Garden
Through January 26, 2014 - Flushing

H. David Stein’s unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in his exhibit “Deconstructed Flowers.” His intricate photographs pull out the dimensional presence of flowers using a special technique which layers multiple photographs into a single montage. The end result shows many views of the flower’s beauty in a single image.

Art in the Garden at QBG: “Deconstructed Flowers” - Queens Botanical Garden
Through January 26, 2014 - Flushing

H. David Stein's unique mosaic of flora is distinctively detailed in his exhibit "Deconstructed Flowers." His intricate photographs pull out the dimensional presence of flowers using a special technique which layers multiple photographs into a single montage. The end result shows many views of the flower's beauty in a single image. In the Gallery of QBG's Visitor & Administration Building.

Shrek the Musical - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
Through January 26, 2014 - Elmont

In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre—not a handsome prince—shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, and a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy-tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Full of all-new songs, dancing, and breathtaking scenery, Shrek is part romance, part twisted fairy tale.

All Aboard with Thomas & Friends - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 26, 2014 - Bronx

Join Thomas and Driver Sam on a new, fun-filled, sing-along, mini performance adventure by helping them decorate the station in time for the big Sodor surprise party before the guest of honor arrives! Parents: bring your camera to have a photo-op with Thomas to capture the special day! In the Ross Hall. Daily, Jan. 1-26. Times vary by date; see website.

LICM & Plaza Theatrical present �Go, Dog. Go!� - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 26, 2014 - Garden City

P.D. Eastman�s classic beginner book "Go, Dog. Go!" comes to life on the LICM stage. Singing, dancing and plenty of humor surround Red Dog, Blue Dog, Green Dog and Yellow Dog. Watch these dogs at work and play, going in and going out, moving over the water and under the water and asking and answering that important question, "Do you like my hat?" The story is adapted for the stage by Steven Dietz and Allison Gregory with music by Michael Koerner. This event runs through January 26.

Ruff - La MaMa E.T.C.
Through January 26, 2014 - New York

In "Ruff," her latest solo show, Peggy Shaw throws off the stigma of age and embraces the joy--and necessity--of creating new work since her stroke in 2011. She unashamedly exposes the emotional and technological accommodations she now requires to perform onstage. In so doing, she offers a rare glimpse at the art of aging. "Ruff" comes to La MaMa following a critically acclaimed run at the 2013 Coil Festival and an extremely popular European tour. Charles Isherwood (New York Times) called it "an impressionistic monologue that’s engaging, admirably unsentimental and often very funny indeed." Eva Yaa Asantewaa, writing The Infinite Body, called it "an intimate, affecting lesson in empathy." She noted that Shaw is "a legend in queer, progressive theater" and that the show amounts to her post-stroke comeback, "a marvelous one--and a way of sharing what it feels like to know that some memories and resources that made you what you are are now unretrievable." Purchase tickets (212) 475-7710, www.lamama.org

Social Skills Coaching for Teens - Elaine Lerner, MSW CSW
Through January 27, 2014 - Garden City

Elaine Lerner, MSW CSW provides support to adolescents and their families in her Social Skills Coaching for Teens workshops. She teaches teens tools, techniques and strategies to learn how to communicate better with classmates, peers and parents, make friends through social interactions, navigate middle school and high school, problem solve as well as preparation for a smooth transition to college and career. Her 7-Session program includes parent support as well as a family session where a complimentary 30-minute phone session is drafted to determine if your child is a candidate for this program. Call to register.

Art Gallery - Mineola School District - Mineola Public Library
Through January 30, 2014 - Mineola

Everyone is welcome downstairs in the Walter & Joan Hobbs Art Gallery for an artistic presentation of mixed media created by the students of the Mineola School district. The Supervising Art Teacher is Mrs. Andrea Antonelli.

Drama Workshop grades K-3 - Locust Valley Library
Through January 30, 2014 - Locust Valley

Children in grades K-3 are invited to participate in a drama workshop taught by certified teacher Ms. Celia Cullen. In this four part interactive drama class children will bring well known children's books to life. The last session will include a short performance. Registration required. For more information contact Youth Services @ 516-671-1837.

Dog Bless You: The Photography of Mary Bloom - Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Through January 31, 2014 - New York

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is pleased to present Dog Bless You: The Photography of Mary Bloom, a new exhibition featuring sensitive and dignified photographs of dogs by Mary Bloom, the Cathedral's former Photographer-in-Residence. Dog Bless You: The Photography of Mary Bloom focuses on Bloom's distinguished portraits of dogs -- of all manner and breeds. The exhibition showcases the versatility of her work as well as her ability to take intimate portraits of dogs in moments of uncanny psychological depth. A slideshow accompanies the exhibition, cycling through decades of Bloom's loving photographs of the living Cathedral and the menagerie of animals that have passed before her lens.

Queens International 2013 - Queens Museum of Art
Through January 31, 2014 - Queens

The sixth edition of the Museum's biennial exhibition of artists from around the world who live or work in Queens.

Wonderment Wednesdays - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through January 31, 2014 - Crown Heights

Kids explore and uncover amazing wonders from the Museum's collection. Unravel the mysterious secrets of objects from across the ocean and right in our own backyards.

Free Trial Classes in Italian, Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese - Language Workshop for Children
Through January 31, 2014 - Manhasset

Capture your child's prime time to learn a new language. Call The Language Workshop for Children at 212-628-2700 for your FREE trial class. Offering French, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese, LWFC programs include Languages for Tots� (6M-3Y), Languages for Children (3-8Y), Regular Preschool (2.10-4Y), and Summer Camp (3-9Y). CNN called LWFC Director Francois Thibaut: "One of a very few experts in teaching languages to small children." Parents Magazine named the LWFC, "6 Programs Worth the $." Students absorb their new language in stimulating play groups using the LWFC's unique language building songs, immersion games, and older kids work with sentence building stories (and can bake and do arts and crafts too). LWFC learning materials won six major children's educational media awards.

Saturday Winter Workshops - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA)
Through January 31, 2014 - Peekskill

Every Saturday during January, join HVCCA's museum educator, Maureen McCourt, for educational workshops. Jan. 4: Play with Plastillina!(a type of non-hardening clay); Jan. 11: Make A Musical Instrument! Create a musical instrument out of found objects inspired by artist Chen Zhen; Jan. 18: Create a Nature Mobile! Jan. 25: Cast Your Hand!

Teacher in the Library @ The Field - The Field Library
Through January 31, 2014 - Peekskill

Mystified by math? Puzzled by a project? Homework help is here! Stop in and see a certified teacher. Homework help is available January 2, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 21, 23, 27, 28, and 30. Check out the library's FROG BLOG for more programs and information at fieldkids.wordpress.com.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through January 31, 2014 - White Plains

Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each bite. Parents can enjoy three-course meal (salad, entree, and chocolate), and kids under 14 can have two courses (entree and chocolate), all for a fixed price every Sunday in January from 12-4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center

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