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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on January 22


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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 22, 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 22. 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.

Vines and Canines Vineyard Walk - Martha Clara Vineyards
January 22, 2012 - Riverhead

Bring your dog down for a family-friendly walk through the vineyards with winemaker Juan Micieli-Martinez and his dog Satchmo. A donation of a non-perishable pet food item is requested.

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.

Union Jack - New York City Ballet
January 22, 2012 -

Union Jack was created to honor the British heritage of the United States on the occasion of its Bicentennial. Part I is based on Scottish military tattoos and folk-dance forms performed in an open castle square. Part II is a music-hall pas de deux for the costermonger Pearly King and Queen of London, with two little girls and a donkey, danced before a drop suggesting Pollock's toy theaters. Part III is a series of variations employing hornpipes, sea songs, work chants, jigs, and drill orders of the Royal Navy, in a dockside setting. For the finale, hand flags signal 'God Save the Queen' in semaphore code as the Union Jack unfurls. Hershy Kay (1919-1981) established himself as a preeminent orchestrator of musicals with Leonard Bernstein's On The Town in 1944. His works for the ballet include Cakewalk, Clowns, Western Symphony, Stars and Stripes, Who Cares?, and Union Jack; his works for the musical theater include Peter Pan, Once Upon a Mattress, Candide, A Chorus Line, Evita and Barnum. A composer in his own right, Hershy Kay also reconstructed Louis Moreau Gottschalk's Grande Tarantelle for Piano and Orchestra, which later became the Balanchine ballet Tarantella. Mr. Kay's work also includes a children's record, Mother Goose.

Who Cares? - New York City Ballet
January 22, 2012 -

In 1937, George Gershwin asked Balanchine to come to Hollywood to work with him on Samuel Goldwyn's "Follies." Tragically, Gershwin was felled by a brain tumor before he completed the ballet music for the film. Thirty-three years later, Balanchine choreographed Who Cares? to 16 songs Gershwin composed between 1924 and 1931, including "I Got Rhythm," "The Man I Love," "Embraceable You," and "My One and Only." Kay's orchestrations draw extensively on Gershwin's own piano arrangements of his songs. Balanchine used the songs not to evoke any particular era but as a way to portray an exuberance that is both broadly American and charged with the distinctive energy of Manhattan.

Thomas Hampson - Song of America - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 22, 2012 -

This panorama of American song features music by Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Charles Ives, Francis Hopkinson, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Virgil Thomson, and others.

All-Brahms Recital with Frank Peter Zimmermann - New York Philharmonic
January 22, 2012 -

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.

'Footloose' - The Play Group Theatre
January 22, 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

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
January 22, 2012 - Manhattan

The show stops by on its 12-city tour with the hottest new two-wheeled rides, including hundreds of the newest model sportbikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters, customs, ATVs, and aftermarket parts and accessories. Attendees can talk to experts and learn new riding techniques. Entertainment includes a motorcycle trials stunt show from reality TV stars The Smage Bros; an exotics pavilion featuring rare, high-end motorcycles; eye-popping customs at the world's largest custom bike competition; and digital graffiti walls to design a custom Kawasaki bike.

2012 Art Show & Sale: Bedford - St. Matthew's Church
January 22, 2012 - Bedford

Curated by Susan Grissom, manager of contemporary art for the Lionheart Gallery in Pound Ridge, with assistance from St. Matthew's parishioner, Leslie Henshaw.

Are You My Mother? - Queens Theatre
January 22, 2012 - Corona

Bring your young ones to see a story favorite brought to life on stage. At long last, Baby Bird emerges from her shell and expects to be greeted by her mother's song...but her mother is not there. Where is she? Why isn't she home? With the help of Dog, Cat, and Hen, Baby Bird sets out in search of Mother Bird in this colorful musical adventure based on P.D. Eastman?s whimsical and well-loved picture book.

Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. - Quick Center for the Arts
January 22, 2012 - Fairfield

Described by one review as 'pneumatic vaudeville', inflatables are choreographed to graceful and humorous effect.

10th Annual Chinese New Year Festival! - Stamford Plaza
January 22, 2012 - Stamford

Celebrate the 10th annual Chinese New Year Festival with performances from the CBA Performing Arts Troupe, Lion Dance, Dragon, traditional buffet dinner, arts and crafts for children, vendors and more.

Your Attention Ladies and Gentlemen - New York Transit Museum
Through January 22, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Learn the history of the subway's public address announcements surrounded by the vintage cars on our platform level. Then head to the Technology Lab where YOU become the conductor, by creating announcements of your own!

"Hands Up!" - New 42nd Street Studios 3A/B
January 22, 2012 - Manhattan

Using an animated soundtrack and simple props, Lejo - a regular on "Sesamstraat" (the Dutch cousin of "Sesame Street") - conjures a vast collection of kooky, quirky, and oh-so-clever characters. His dynamic digits take on a life of their own to form a finger-munching monster, a high-strung pianist, an absurd bird, and other funny friends in this wordless and joyful jaunt. Part of The New Victory's Zoem! New Dutch Theater festival.

Make-A-Wish Fundraiser - Zumba Party - THE GYM Armonk
January 22, 2012 - Armonk

THE GYM Armonk is holding classes to raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation throughout the month of January. Today: Zumba Party with Marie R.

Jazz Concert: TAEKO - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
January 22, 2012 - Ossining

Jazz vocalist Taeko Fukao returns to the Budarz Theater for a dynamic performance of jazz standards and Japanese folk songs. Taeko, who has been praised as "one of the best of her generation," has received top billing at the Newburgh Jazz Festival, the Cape May Jazz Festival, and New York's Women in Jazz Festival. Snow Date: January 29; 3pm. Call 914-941-2416, ext. 327 for more information.

Hibernators' Pajama Pop-in - Wave Hill
January 22, 2012 - Bronx

Put on your PJs, pack up your teddy bear, and head over to Wave Hill. Make an animal mask at the Family Art Project and hear tales of hibernating creatures. Enjoy cold weather fun outside and warm, fuzzy frolicking inside. Admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the support of Target.

Family Art Project: Hibernators' Masks - Wave Hill
January 22, 2012 - Bronx

Get to know your local hibernators through sleepy tales of the season told by guest storyteller Rama Mandel. Then make your own furry bear, bat, toad, or hedgehog mask to wear on a dreamy woodsy stroll. Admission is free all weekend thanks to the support of Target.

Hibernators' Pajama Pop-in & Winter Whoopee - Wave Hill
January 22, 2012 - Bronx

Put on your PJs, pack up your teddy bear, and head over to Wave Hill. Bundle up and follow Jack Frost on an outdoor adventure where you'll play games and find winter treasure. Or hunker down and listen to cool stories told by Buddy Bear. Make an animal mask at the Family Art Project and hear tales of hibernating creatures. Enjoy cold weather fun outside and warm, fuzzy frolicking inside. Indoor and outdoor activities and adventures alternate throughout the Pajama Pop-in. Admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the support of Target.

Munchkins and Mishpacha - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 22, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Mommy and Me / Daddy and Me with a Jewish twist. Bring your kids, ages 6 months to 3 years, for stories, songs, games, and more.

Meet the Animals - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
January 22, 2012 - Cornwall

The nature center and surrounding grounds are beautiful any time of year, plus they're a scenic drive from Rockland County. Stop by for the World of Bees and Brook Trout Exhibits then at 2:30pm join a Museum Educator to "Meet the Animal" of the week. Museum hours are 12-4pm.

Winter Wolves! - Wolf Conservation Center
January 22, 2012 - South Salem

Winter offers families a unique opportunity to visit the wolves during their favorite time of year. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr as well as the center's other endangered wolves, and enjoy hot beverages in the woodstove-heated classroom. Pre-registration is required.

Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show - Westchester County Center
January 22, 2012 - White Plains

The Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show is now celebrating 48 years at Westchester County Center. There will be over 100 dealer booths including stamps, coins, and postcards.

White Plains Sports Card Show - 'The Winter Extravaganza' - Westchester County Center
January 22, 2012 - White Plains

Sports memorabilia, collectibles, and autograph signings. Free pack of cards to every child under 12 years old.

Family Weekend Workshop - Build Your Own House - Hudson River Museum & Planetarium
January 22, 2012 - Yonkers

Build your own model house after visiting Nybelwyck Hall, a 24-room dollhouse suggestive of 19th-century Hudson Valley homes.

Baby Story Time - Greenlight Booksstore
January 22, 2012 - Fort Greene

Local music therapist and professional goofball Jon Samson sings and reads stories for babies and toddlers.

Mozart and Friends Recital - The Steinway Piano Gallery
January 22, 2012 - Westport

Listen to music in this intimate setting.

Wonder Why Workshop: What's the Fossil About - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 22, 2012 - Crown Heights

Journey to the time of the dinosaurs. Touch real dinosaur footprints, fossilized amber, and participate in a real fossil dig and learn to identify what you uncover!

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
January 22, 2012 - Staten Island

Make Chinese New Year tin art reliefs.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
January 22, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Small prizes for the winners. Break out some of Moxie Spot's board games, too.

Garden and Conservatory Walk - Wave Hill
January 22, 2012 - Bronx

Start your family's new year off with some fitness at Wave Hill. Come to the Perkins Visitor Center to take a midday walk through the grounds and conservatory and experience some seasonal garden highlights along the way.

Hibernator's Pajama Pop-In - Wave Hill
January 22, 2012 - Bronx

Put on your PJs, pack up your family and respective teddy bears, and head over to Wave Hill. Make an animal mask at the Family Art Project and hear tales of hibernating creatures. Enjoy cold weather fun outside and warm, fuzzy frolicking inside. Admission to the grounds is free all weekend.

Trolls - Crystal Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, Ben Franklin Theater
January 22, 2012 - South Norwalk

Set in a fictional Norway, Trolls depicts a story of a war between the trolls and the humans over a tragic misunderstanding--humans have been cutting down trees without warning the forest trolls who live in them, thereby killing the trees' inhabitants. (Snow Date all performances, Saturday, Jan 28th.)

Classical Interludes: Maksim Shtrykov and Alina Kiryayeva - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
January 22, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Shtrykov and Kiryayeva play sonatas for clarinet and piano by Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns, Johannes Brahms and Francis Poulenc. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.

DANCEFEST 2012 - The Palace Theater
January 22, 2012 - Stamford

Intermediate and advanced dance student's ages 10-18 years old who train at area dance schools perform different disciplines of dance including Ballet,Contemporary, Latin Jazz, Hip-Hop and Tap. The festival culminates with the Student Festival Performance of original choreography by dance school directors and teachers.

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 22, 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.

Jack and the Beanstalk - Theatre Three
January 22, 2012 - Port Jefferson

A handful of magic beans starts Jack on one of the best-remembered adventures. Come explore the castle in the sky with Jack and his many friends. An original musical for the entire family.

Seal Cruise - Riverhead Foundation with Captain Lou Fleet
January 22, 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.

Seal Hike - Montauk Point State Park
January 22, 2012 - Montauk

Come on a hike to see all the different types of seals that inhabit Montauk. Dress warm and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Registration required.

Film Society of Lincoln Center Presents 'The Incredible Journey' - Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
January 22, 2012 - Manhattan

Two dogs and a cat get lost on a family vacation and must make their perilous way home. Shot on location in the Canadian wilderness, the story is told by the plucky animals themselves. If you only know the title from the 1993 remake, this is the one to see! (Fletcher Markle, U.S./Canada, 1963, Digital; 80 minutes.) Family Film-goers can stop at Indie Food and Wine before or after the film for an afternoon treat like the "indie lunch box," a meal that features a New York State cheddar grilled cheese sandwich on multi-grain bread with an apple and house-made hot chocolate ($6).

Last of the Red Hot Lovers - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
January 22, 2012 - Bellmore

A funny, not-to-be-missed comedy by Neil Simon which will have you laughing nonstop.

Start with Art Plus: Enter the Dragon! - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 22, 2012 - Manhattan

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon as you find dragons in the Chinese Art galleries, hear a story about a magic dragon, and draw your own dragon to take home. For families with children ages 3-7. The program takes place in the Carson Family Hall, in the Uris Center for Education.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
January 22, 2012 - Garden City

Tots will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream, and Play-Doh in this class full of artistic activities that everyone loves but no one wants to clean up after. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children 18 months to 4 years.

Create Ability Series: Mural Painting - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
January 22, 2012 - Manhattan

A program for individuals with learning and developmental disabilities and their families. Participants will explore various mural paintings in the galleries and create related art works in the classroom. Space is limited and preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call 212-408-6347 or email

Kids Food Festival - Citi Pond at Bryant Park
January 22, 2012 - Manhattan

The Kids Food Festival is a weekend event focusing on educating families about making balanced food choices through fun and flavorful activities. Cooking demos and hands-on programming for all ages in the James Beard Future Foodies Pavillion include kids cooking classes with Cricket Azima and other chefs, plus food samplings and product demonstrations. Live music and other entertainers on the KFF Performance Stage include Kimmy Schwimmy and Reed Alexander. The Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt invites kids to bounce around the festival, from kiosk to kiosk, earning stickers and a goody bag while learning how to make healthy, balanced food choices. Presentations for parents will discuss the key ingredients for finding that perfect balance between yummy and good-for-me. In addition, festival-goers can enter a raffle and burn off some energy with free-admission ice skating at Citi Pond at Bryant Park before or following festival activities. A percentage of profits from the Kids Food Festival will go to Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit organization working to end childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Tickets for all events in the James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion and the KFF Performance Stage and may be obtained at

Family Concert: Bash the Trash 'N Dueling Duo Trumpets - 92nd Street Y
January 22, 2012 - Upper East Side

Bash the Trash regulars Matt Holman and Nadje Noordhuis show off their trumpets with the rest of the "trashers." Everyone builds his or her own trumpets and engages in a dueling fanfare free-for-all.

Storytelling and Workshop: 'The Magic Goldfish' - 92nd Street Y
January 22, 2012 - Upper East Side

Hear the classic Russian folktale about a man who catches a magic fish. The man releases the fish to learn that it can grant him three wishes in gratitude, but the man's greedy wife demands more and more. After the story, stay for a hands-on workshop.

Sunday Story Hour: A-Z NYC - Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library at New-York Historical Society
January 22, 2012 - Upper West Side

Explore the alphabet and the city - find hidden letters and connections in these tales.

Dinosaur Petting Zoo - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
January 22, 2012 - Greenvale

Journey through prehistoric Australia and experience an amazing selection of dinosaurs and creatures that inhabited the landscape millions of years ago. Children will have the opportunity to feed, water, and care for these marvelous animals.

LICM Theater presents 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' - Long Island Children's Museum
January 22, 2012 - Garden City

Find out what happens when little Goldilocks stumbles upon an empty cottage during her walk in the woods. This show was created for pre-school children, but the whole family will be laughing along too. Stay after the show and meet the characters.

J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions - Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall
January 22, 2012 - Manhattan

Speed, shotmaking and competitive fire will all be on display when some of the world's greatest squash players return to Grand Central Terminal for the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, January 20-26. The only sports championship hosted annually in Grand Central Terminal, the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions is one of the most coveted titles in professional squash. The tournament's four-walled glass court under the glittering chandelier in Vanderbilt Hall was recently named by Yahoo as one of the top ten most unusual sports venues in the world. The 2012 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions features a 32-player main draw and a 32-player qualification tournament for the men and a 16-player main draw and a 16-player qualification for the women. The combination of the perennial sold-out stadium seating and the public viewing available on the front wall by what is expected to be more than 200,000 Grand Central commuters during tournament week makes the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions the largest squash spectator event in the world.

Carnegie Hall Family Concert: Ensemble ACJW - Carnegie Hall - Zankel Hall
January 22, 2012 - Manhattan

Featuring post-graduate musicians of The Academy - a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education - including Julietta Curenton, Alicia Lee, Greg DeTurck, Anna Elashvili, and Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir. Pre-concert activities start an hour before the performance and are free to all ticket holders.

Colorful Chinese Dragon Puppet - Children's Museum of Manhattan
January 22, 2012 - Upper West Side

Celebrate the new Chinese Year of the Dragon by making a colorful dragon puppet with cardboard, makers, and tissue paper.

Mighty/Bold Warriors - Wee Warriors Yoga - Prism Wellness
January 22, 2012 - St. James

Children aged 3-5 can learn yoga poses through songs, puppets and stories. Children develop social, sensory and motor skills while increasing their flexibility. Registration Required.

GROOVE BUFFET Classic R&B, Motown & Soul Revue - Lucille's
January 22, 2012 - New York

Paying homage to soul legends, Groove Buffet has an extensive song library from which it crafts each show's set list, providing an entire night of material featuring the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, and many more. Founded solely on passion for the music, Groove Buffet has become one of the best classic R&B, Motown, and soul acts on the East Coast. The band captures the true spirit of what this music is all about, motivating people to get up and dance to each and every song it performs.

Digital Underground - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 22, 2012 - New York

Digital Underground is an alternative rap group from Oakland, California. Although the band has seen a steadily rotating cast throughout its career, its leader has always been Greg "Shock G" Jacobs (also known as Humpty Hump). Shock G formed Digital Underground in 1987 with Jimi "Chopmaster J" Dright of Berkeley, California, and Tampa hip-hop radio DJ Kenneth "Kenny-K" Waters. The band built most of its music from Parliament-Funkadelic samples and developed a similarly weird sense of style and humor, highlighted by Shock G's outrageous costumes and the whole band's parade of alter egos. This distinctive style set the band apart from the prevailing hardcore and gangsta rap sounds of the late '80s and early '90s. Following the release of the "Doowutchyalike" single and video in the summer of 1989, Digital Underground's popularity skyrocketed with the release of "The Humpty Dance," off the band's debut album Sex Packets (1990). The success of this single pushed the album to platinum status by the end of the year. This is an EP Release (1991), the group's second album, launched the career of noted emcee Tupak Shakur. 1991 also saw the release of the gold-selling album Sons of The P, which featured the hit single "Kiss You Back." Subsequent releases included The Body-Hat Syndrome (1993), Future Rhythm (1996), and Who Got the Gravy? (1998). Digital Underground toured almost every year from 1990 until 2008, performing hundreds of live shows in Europe, Japan, Canada, Australia, and the U.S. Although Shock G and Ron "Money B" Brooks appeared on every album during the band's tenure, various characters and voices from around the U.S. have made guest appearances, including David "DJ Fuze" Elliott and Jeremy "J-Beats" Jackson. The group's latest studio effort and first release in 10 years, Cuz a D.U. Party Don't Stop!, dropped in May 2008. Continuing the tradition of the band's previous releases, the disc featured newcomers Element, Young Fifth, Liz Suwandi, and Choice Cuts.

Family Storytime: 'Celebrate Caldecott Award Winning Picture Books!' - White Plains Public Library
January 22, 2012 - White Plains

In anticipation of the Caldecott Award to be announced this week, celebrate by reading some of the fantastic picture books that have won the award in past years. An interactive storytime with craft and snack for children ages 3+ and families. Tickets are distributed 30 minutes before the start of the program. Please arrive early.

Are You My Mother - Queens Theatre
January 22, 2012 - Corona

At long last, Baby Bird emerges from her shell and expects to be greeted by her mother's song. But her mother is not there. Where is she? Why isn't she home? With the help of Dog, Cat, and Hen, Baby Bird sets out in search of Mother Bird in this colorful musical adventure based on P.D. Eastman’s whimsical and well-loved picture book.

YWCA Summer Camp Open House - YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester
January 22, 2012 - White Plains

An opportunity to learn more about all of the summer programs at the YWCA: Little Friends Camp, Camp Funkist, Travel Camp, Gymnastics Summer Program, and Summer Camp for People with Developmental Disabilities. Meet camp directors, counselors, and activity leaders.

Winter Owl Prowl - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
January 22, 2012 - Bronx

Dr. Robert DeCandido, known as "Birding Bob" to legions of New Yorkers who follow him around city parks looking for feathered friends, will answer your every owl question. Learn about which owls are seen most often this time of year, then take a stroll outside and sip hot chocolate as Bob attempts to summon these amazing creatures from their treetops. Registration requested.

Winter Woolies - Muscoot Farm
January 22, 2012 - Katonah

Visit the woolly sheep and try your hand at carding, spinning, and weaving with real Muscoot sheep wool.

'Almost, Maine' - a Romantic Comedy - Eastchester Public Library
January 22, 2012 - Eastchester

M&M Productions presents a romantic comedy. On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky, the residents of mythical Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Obtain free tickets at the library.

Lego Club - White Plains Public Library
Through January 22, 2012 - White Plains

Children in grades 1-6 are invited to design and build their own structures using The Trove's Lego set.

Seventh Annual Pre-Lunar New Year Gala & Flower Market - Queens Botanical Garden
Through January 22, 2012 - Flushing

The Flower Market will celebrate the coming ‘Year of the Dragon’ with a sumptuous display of flowers and traditional Lunar New Year items for sale. Fun for all including Kung Fu demonstrations, a Feng Shui talk, Dragon Dance performance, music, cooking demonstrations, and visits from the Fortune God! The event is being produced by the Asian American Activity Center and co-sponsored by Queens Botanical Garden.

Ensemble ACJW - Carnegie Hall
January 22, 2012 -

Ensemble ACJW performs a Carnegie Hall Family Concert on Sunday, January 22 at 1:00 p.m. presented by the Weill Music Institute. A pre-concert activity will take place one hour before the performance and is free to all ticket holders.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'Woyzeck Musical Deathmetal,' written and directed by Christopher Carter Sanderson - Little Times Square Theatre
Through January 22, 2012 - New York

This is the New York premier of the workshop productions with went up for three days in November at Kentucky Repertory Theatre. An adaptation and translation of Buchner's classic play using mask, puppets, folk, acapella and deathmetal music to tell the story of Woyzeck's descent into madness and murder. The production is heavily musical until the very last scene, where the sheriff speaks clearly of the crime, not singing in any way, dressed in contemporary costume. Then we wonder if "Woyzeck" was ripped out of today's tabloid murder headlines… or set in Woyzeck's hallucinatory world of late-1800's Germany... or is it Norway? A workshop production of Gorilla Rep, written and directed by Christopher Carter Sanderson, directed by Christopher Carter Sanderson, choreographed by Erin Porvaznik, costumes by Mary Anne Davis, lighting design by: Ryan Hauenstein. Cast of nine. Christopher Carter Sanderson founded New York's Gorilla Repertory Theater Company in 1992.

Classic Design: Duncan Phyfe and Historical Reproduction - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 22, 2012 -

Gord Peteran, artist; John Dunnigan, professor of furniture design, Rhode Island School of Design; Peter M. Kenny, Ruth Bigelow Wriston Curator of American Decorative Arts, and Administrator of The American Wing, MMA. Explore how the history of American furniture design serves as inspiration for contemporary artists and craftsmen with artist Gord Peteran and professor of furniture design John Dunnigan. Introduced and moderated by Peter M. Kenny. Part of Sunday at the Met - The Elements of Style: The Art of Fine Furniture–Making in America Then and Now. 1-1:45pm.

Selling the Design: Business Models of American Craftsmen - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 22, 2012 -

Bruce Beeken, furniture maker; Edward S. Cooke, Jr., Charles F. Montgomery Professor, History of Art, American Decorative Arts, and Material Culture, Yale University; Thomas Moser, furniture maker. Learn about business strategies for artisans and the economy of production from colonial times to today with furniture makers Thomas Moser and Bruce Beeken. Introduced and moderated by Edward S. Cooke, Jr. Part of Sunday at the Met - The Elements of Style: The Art of Fine Furniture–Making in America Then and Now. 1:45pm.

Live Carving and Sketching Demonstrations - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 22, 2012 -

Allan Breed, furniture maker; Matthias Pliessnig, furniture designer. Observe the precision of Phyfe-era carving and see how a sketch can be turned into a computer-modeled design for steam-bent furniture. Part of Sunday at the Met - The Elements of Style: The Art of Fine Furniture–Making in America Then and Now. 2:40pm.

Tools and Technology from Phyfe to Today - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 22, 2012 -

Allan Breed, furniture maker; Ethan Lasser, curator, The Chipstone Foundation; Matthias Pliessnig, furniture designer. Consider historical furniture-making techniques and the possibilities of the modern toolbox with furniture makers Matthias Pliessnig and Allan Breed. Introduced and moderated by Ethan Lasser. Part of Sunday at the Met - The Elements of Style: The Art of Fine Furniture–Making in America Then and Now. 3pm.

“You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” presented by The Center Women - Stamford JCC
Through January 22, 2012 - Stamford

January 21, 7:30 pm, January 22, 10:30 am, 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm Remember last year’s sold-out shows of “Free To Be ... You And Me?” Don’t miss this production! All of the proceeds go directly to the senior nutrition program at the JCC. Purchase tickets at or call the JCC Front Desk at 203.322.7900.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'Alita the Show' by Freia Canals and Denise Kornitz - Theatre 500
Through January 22, 2012 - New York

For children ages three to ten, Denise Komitz (Buenos Aires) and Freia Canals (Barcelona) perform a bilingual (English-Spanish) play with hand-made handpuppets. Once upon a time, there was a princess who decided to leave behind all she ever knew. Alita the Princess embarks on a very special, magical journey in which she faces an unknown but exciting future. The journey takes Alita to meet different characters who show her the true meaning of love and friendship. She will learns the importance of the little things around us that we might have taken for granted. A story for kids of all ages, a way to self-discovery, and a path full of excitement and surprises.

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.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'A Time to Dance,' written and performed by Libby Skala - Theatre 500
Through January 22, 2012 - New York

Libby Skala portrays the life and soul of her great aunt, Austrian modern dancer Elizabeth "Lisl" Polk, in the dancer's own words. A dazzling story-teller, Lisl dances to her own stories of a turbulent life spanning the 20th Century, beginning with her premature birth in 1902 Vienna under the Hapsburg Empire. The daughter of a Catholic mother and Jewish father, she deals with the conflicting forces of anti-Semitism in her own home as she dreams of becoming a famous dancer. Met with opposition from her autocratic father, she finds unexpected ways to negotiate and fulfill her dream, while struggling to emerge from the shadow of a famous older sister (architect and Oscar-nominee Lilia Skala). Lisl longs for true love with the man of her dreams, and instead settles for Harry, a former WWI prisoner of war whose bathroom is big enough to dance in. They immigrate to New York where she secures safe passage for her extended family, becomes a mother and pioneers dance therapy (for which she wins a lifetime achievement award). Looking back over a century, she discovers a true love she always had and never realized. Libby Skala wrote and has performed "A Time to Dance" at St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival's Sunday Series in Ontario. It had a three-week run at Vancouver's Pacific Theatre and opened Fire Exit Theatre's 2011-2012 season in Calgary. In Germany, it was performed at the University of Dresden and at Theater im Greenhouse in Berlin. The show won Skala the "Best Solo Performer" award at the 2007 London Fringe Theatre Festival and an award from The Pandella Cultural Fund in Switzerland. Charleston City Paper (Rachel Ward) wrote, "Skala captivates from the moment she leaps on stage to address the audience in a convincing Viennese patois...surrendering herself to an uninhibited portrayal that captures her subject's spunky attitude and resilient spirit....her commitment is infectious." Ms. Skala's first one-woman play, "LiLiA!" (about her grandmother, actress Lilia Skala), has been performed across North America and in Europe. She played Viola in the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival's production of "Twelfth Night." In Washington, D.C., she appeared in Jeffrey Sweet's "Value of Names" at Theatre J. She appeared in Jonathan Glazer's film "Birth," starring Nicole Kidman. (

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'Melting in Madras: Seeking, Singing and Sickness in India, 1995,' written and performed by by H.R. Britton - Little Times Square Theatre & Payan Theater
Through January 22, 2012 - New York

A story of seeking, singing and sickness. In 1995, a wide-eyed just-out-of-college H.R. Britton traveled to India for a year to gain spiritual clarity through yoga and music. But after three months, his quest for enlightenment took a detour when he became seriously ill. "Melting in Madras" is the story of this journey. Both funny and reflective, Britton uses storytelling, character work, and live raga-inspired singing and guitar playing to paint portraits and cityscapes and to tell the tale of his pilgrimage with all its confusion and beauty. Written by H.R. Britton, directed by Rajeev Varma. "What a show. H.R. Britton is a great storyteller ... Between the music, his impersonations of teachers, the verbal details of the adventure, and the tastes and smells of India, he pulled us in with each detail. He was standing in front of the audience, but really he had gotten into our heads." -- Peter Hajinian, Embedded "Melting in Madras is a lovely piece of work that ... will move you to tears, to laughter and to wishing you could leave on the next plane out." -- Lauryn Kronick, Fully Fringed

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'One Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty Four Days' - Little Times Square Theatre
Through January 22, 2012 - New York

An ensemble piece created by a group of ten actors all from different nationalities: American, Asian, African, Israeli, Palestinian, Latin, etc. These actors wrote monologues based on their own life experiences in regards to one theme: longing. These stories reflect a number of similar themes such as: unrequited love, separation, mourning or adoption. The actors will draw inspiration from two places: a song by Gavin Degraw entitled "Not Over You" and the story of the return of the captive soldier Gilad Shalit, who was held captive for one thousand, nine hundred and thiry four days. It is an Isramerica production, conceived by Sivan Hadari and Charlotte Cohn and directed by Charlotte Cohn.

Learn to Play Bridge - Cavendish Bridge Club
January 22, 2012 - Upper East Side

For children ages 8 and up. No background in bridge required. Special lessons for beginners, as well as skill-building for more advanced players. There are many lessons to be learned from this card game including teamwork, logic, skill, and strategy. Come see why Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are avid proponents of youth bridge. Free admission, lessons and refreshments. For questions or further information, contact Mila Antonova at Sponsored by ABCL, Cavendish Bridge Club and Bridge Union.

Theatre Artists Workshop presents A Small World by Frederick Stroppel - Fairfield Museum and History Center
January 22, 2012 - Fairfield

This staged reading is the comic interpretation of a meeting between two unique and very different personalities. The Walt Disney film Fantasia was an unprecedented integration of music and image, including music by classical composer Igor Stravinsky. Small World, a new play by Frederick Stroppel, invites us into a conversation between internationally-acclaimed composer Stravinksy, 58, and Walt Disney, the dynamic 38-year-old creator of Mickey Mouse, as they discuss the groundbreaking film Fantasia.

Metlife Early Learner Performance Series: David Grover - Brooklyn Children Museum
January 22, 2012 - Crown Heights

Grover has been compared to Mr. Rogers, Paul Simon, James Taylor, and Raffi. He's even performed his folk-rock for kids at the White House!

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'Superman 2050' by Theater Un-Speak-Able - Theatre 500
Through January 22, 2012 - New York

This original Superman comedy, set in a fictional Metropolis in the year 2050, is performed by seven actors on a single 3' by 7' platform. At no time do any actors exit the platform, instead they exist as either speaking characters or background objects in each scene. A fast-paced, high-energy show for all ages. A New York premiere performed by Theater Un-Speak-Able, directed by Marc Frost. "Superman 2050" premiered in April of 2011 at Link’s Hall in Chicago. The show then moved to The Second City where it received another enthusiastic run and a three star review from the Chicago Tribune. In July of 2011 "Superman 2050" went on a five-day Midwest tour performing at theater venues and train stations in Milwaukee, Chicago and the Twin Cities. A documentary film of the tour is currently in post-production.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'The Night of the Assasins' by National Theater Company of the Dominican Republic - Theatre 500
Through January 22, 2012 - New York

This play by noted Cuban-born playwright Jose Triana (who has lived in Paris since 1980) is performed in Spanish. The assassins are three brothers who unfold a macabre game, dream about the murder of their parents, develop a generational conflict, and are accompanied by a hatred exacerbated to the abuse of the paternal power and the heavy oppression that feels. The three characters become, unfold and multiply into diverse characters (parents, neighbors, police, judges, assassins); taking the work to a circular drama with moments that clear the comedy. These universal character reflects human and familiar conflicts like the same mentally ill society that chooses to represent, to remember and to review facts on understanding impossibility, universal subjects that they breathe within those dangerous plays. The characters play at being able and cruel. In spite of the past time, they show in them an infantile face, locked up in an imaginary world created by them with a glance of upset and foolishness of its reality. The scenes reflect on infantiles and naive in this simple game and how the game is planned and conscious in the adults. These facts drive the point of the drama even more extreme than triggering the most perverse feelings, when the sadness, the joy, the wrath or the desperation are the detonators. Directed by Orestes Amador, designed by Christian Martinez. With: Mileny Estévez, Wilson Ureña, Yorlla Lina Castillo. The play, originally produced in 1965 in Cuba, was invited to an international theatre festival in France, which catapulted it to world-wide critical acclaim. But it has been banned in Cuba for 40 years due to its insurgent undertones. It is described as the most frequently produced Latin American play in the Spanish-speaking world, which has historically been ruled largely by dictatorships. Reviewing a production at INTAR in 2000, The New York Times (Lawrence Van Gelder) wrote, "If there is anything to be said for repression, it is that it breeds brave, worthy art, and 'Night of the Assassins' is but one more example."

Matt Haimovitx & Chris O�Riley - Shuffle.Play.Listen - Highline Ballroom
January 22, 2012 -

In September 2011, cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O'Riley released Shuffle.Play.Listen - a boldly imaginative double album that blurs the boundaries dividing classical and pop music. The album unites Haimovitz, a groundbreaking, Grammy-nominated cellist, with O'Riley, the host of NPR and PBS's popular weekly radio and television series From the Top. The two performers, each a superstar in his own right, come together to plumb the virtuosic and lyrical possibilities of their instruments in an expansive two-disc set from Oxingale Records. All the arrangements for cello and piano were made with O'Riley's signature passion and finesse and realized with Haimovitz's uncompromising artistic depth. The collection spans an incredibly vast stylistic range, featuring tracks from composers like Stravinsky, Janacek, and Piazzolla on the first disc and artists like Arcade Fire, the Cocteau Twins, Radiohead, and A Perfect Circle on the second. Haimovitz and O'Riley also display their considerable improvisational skills in several tunes, including their nine-minute uncut interpretation of John McLaughlin's "A Lotus on Irish Streams." One of the most anticipated collaborations of the 2011-2012 season, Haimovitz and O'Riley will tour extensively in major concert series and university residencies throughout the US. In addition, each continues to tour exhaustively as a solo artist in recital and as a concerto soloist. Shuffle.Play.Listen embraces a new kind of listening public that mixes Wagner with Lady Gaga on their iPods, exploring new sounds and moving comfortably between genres. Classical music lovers and adventurous music connoisseurs alike will want to shuffle, play and listen!

Open House: Soul Arts Academy - Soul Arts Academy
January 22, 2012 - SoHo

Soul Arts Academy, NYC's only progressive dance and creative arts school for students ages 2 and older, will hold an Open House at its new SoHo studio location in anticipation of its Spring 2012 Semester. The afternoon will feature: - Raffle for a FREE semester of classes at Soul Arts Academy - Bring-a-friend discounts for current parents - Meet and greet with Soul Arts faculty - Special performances by current students - Complimentary food and drink provided by local Downtown businesses - On-site registration for Spring 2012 Semester Soul Art's core curriculum includes ballet, modern, and hip-hop dance, as well as unique electives such as Bharata Natyam, African, tap, and circus arts. At Soul Arts, students are encouraged to discover their artistic potential individually and communally in a supportive, non-competitive environment.

'Alita the Show' - Roy Arias Theaters
January 22, 2012 - Manhattan

In this bilingual (Spanish/English) show, part of the Times Square International Theater Festival, Princess Alita lives in a world of luxury amidst the walls of her palace. She is oblivious to all that surrounds her and knows little outside of her own environment. But one day, she is sent on a mission that will change her forever. Tickets available at

'Thaddeus' Magic Emporium' - The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
January 22, 2012 - Dix Hills

Thaddeus takes his audience on a tour filled with adventure, mystery and illusion in his 'magical emporium.'

'Giggle, Giggle, Quack' - Manhattan Children's Theatre
January 22, 2012 - Manhattan

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

Iris Ornig Quartet - 55 bar
January 22, 2012 - New York

Iris Ornig is a very talented composer, arranger and bass player. Her music is captivating and full of contrast. Her approach to jazz is straightforward, combining inventive, wistful melodies. She is surrounded by the best New York musicians: Jon Irabagon on sax, Helen Sung on Fender Rhodes, Jerome Jennings on drums. No cover!

Metro Show - Metropolitan Pavilion
Through January 22, 2012 - New York

The inaugural Metro Show reveals its brand new face when it opens to the public on January 19 through 22, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street in New York. Joining the brigade of the Americana dealers who signed on from the previous American Antiques Show is a new group of specialists who have expanded the vernacular of historical design, adding an exciting vitality and diversity to the fair’s new incarnation.

Special Day for Special Kids - New York City Transit Museum
January 22, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Families with special needs or disabilities can enjoy the Museum for free Sunday morning. Presented by the Museum and Extreme Kids and Crew, activities include art projects. Then, at 11am, the museum opens up for the general public, and special needs families can re-enter the museum for 50 percent off regular admission price ($5 per adult; $5 per kid).

Seventh Annual Pre-Lunar New Year Gala & Flower Market - Queens Botanical Garden
January 22, 2012 - Flushing

The Flower Market will celebrate the coming Year of the Dragon with a sumptuous display of flowers and traditional Lunar New Year items for sale. There will be fun for all, including kung fu demonstrations, a feng shui talk, dragon dance performance, music, cooking demonstrations, and visits from the Fortune God. The event is produced by the Asian American Activity Center and co-sponsored by Queens Botanical Garden.

All Ages Open Bounce - Bounce U Farmingdale
January 22, 2012 - Farmingdale

You don't need a special occasion to get your bounce on. Give us a call and reserve your spot at our next All-Ages Open Bounce, then come on by and enjoy our awesome inflatables, fantastic games, and wall-to-wall fun. You bring the socks - we'll take care of music, fun, and everything else!

Brooklyn Inventgenuity Festival - The Invisible Dog Art Center
Through January 22, 2012 - New York

Presented by Beam Camp, the third annual Brooklyn Inventgenuity Festival engages kids with art, science, and engineering with workshops that involve sound, puppetry, food, craft, video, and painting.

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

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