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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on January 29


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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

David Dorfman Dance - Prophets of Funk - Joyce Theater
Through January 29, 2012 -

Heralded by the Boston Globe for its "exuberant, gorgeous and delightfully oddball style," David Dorfman Dance returns to The Joyce with Prophets of Funk, a work that reinvigorates "boomer memories to the sounds of Sly and the Family Stone." (Boston Phoenix). "A celebration of the band's groundbreaking, visceral and political music, a tribute to the 'funk' of everyday people, the piece leaves everyone dancing in their seats, except for those choosing to join the performers on stage," says the choreographer. "Dorfman in league with Sly and the Family Stone? Irresistible." The Village Voice

Camille A. Brown & Dancers - Joyce Theater
Through January 29, 2012 -

A huge hit when she appeared at The Joyce in 2010, Camille A. Brown is noted for mixing modern dance techniques with West African dance elements to produce "focused bursts of energy and frozen positions that explode into motion" (The New York Times). At The Joyce, her company will present three snazzy performances of a program that includes The Groove to Nobody's Business, set to Ray Charles and Brandon McCune, and Been There, Done That, a duet filled with "Brown's considerable and effortless humor." The Boston Globe

Donizetti Variations - New York City Ballet
January 29, 2012 -

This ballet was created for "Salute to Italy," a New York City Ballet program celebrating the 100th anniversary of Italy's unification. Balanchine felt he needed a "cheerful and sunny work" to offset the more somber tone of the other ballets on the program, which included La Sonnambula.

Ocean's Kingdom - New York City Ballet
January 29, 2012 -

NYCB brings together the legendary Sir Paul McCartney and Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins for a hallmark collaboration. Ocean's Kingdom marks the first time that McCartney has composed for dance, and Martins' choreography will follow the music's libretto of a romance between lovers from conflicting kingdoms. With costumes designed by another McCartney, renowned fashion designer Stella and projections by S. Katy Tucker with lighting designs by Mark Stanley.

Polyphonia - New York City Ballet
January 29, 2012 -

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

SITI Company - Bob - New York Live Arts
Through January 29, 2012 -

Returning for its third New York City Season, SITI Company is proud to begin its presenting partnership with the newly formed New York Live Arts with its Obie Award-winning Bob. Bob is a solo show that revolves around the life and times of an internationally known avant-garde theater director. Acclaimed as a genius, he rides the fast track of the ever-shrinking global art scene. He uses his own history and everyone around him as fodder for his grandiose staged spectacles. Through Bob, you'll experience a creative crisis in the making and see where American pop culture and high culture collide. Bob is not meant to be a realistic portrait of Robert Wilson the man, rather a dip into an engaging perspective about family, art, and American Culture.

Through January 29, 2012 - Scarsdale

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

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

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

Hot Peas 'N Butter - Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College
January 29, 2012 - Brooklyn

Even if your kids don't like vegetables, they won't be able to resist Hot Peas 'N Butter! This children's musical group combines an interactive, invigorating approach to performance with multicultural music, blending jazz, R&B, folk, rock, and Afro-Caribbean tunes that will have your kids dancing in the aisles.

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

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

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

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

Kidz Cabaret - Casey Carle's Bubblemania - Bergen PAC
January 29, 2012 - Englewood

THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT. Bubble artist and consultant to Cirque du Soleil, Casey Carle, brings his sudsy show to BergenPAC. Carle's performance features visual comedy, quick wit, big band music, and a bounty of big beautiful bubbles.

Peter Orth, piano - The Town Hall
January 29, 2012 -

This brilliant pianist returns to PSC with a program including two virtuosic showpieces.

Hot Peas 'N Butter - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
January 29, 2012 - Midwood

The duo of Danny Lapidus and Francisco Cotto, aka Hot Peas 'N Butter, combine a range of music influences with original songs in what amounts to a very interactive family concert. They have won three Parents' Choice awards and have appeared on Nickelodeon, testimony to their talent indeed.

Applause Weekend Workshop performs 'Seize the Day' - Emelin Theatre
January 29, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Do we embrace the Golden Rule everyday? Do we really treat everyone equally and with respect? This group of 5th and 6th graders will make you laugh, cry, and sing as they explore the topic of equality in "Seize the Day" an original musical revue conceived and produced by the Applause team of teachers.

Applause Weekend Workshop performs 'Unhappily Ever After' - Emelin Theatre
January 29, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Are the people in the fairy tales we grew up with always as happy as they seem? Or do they have problems just like us? Join this group of 6th-8th graders as they perform their way through "Unhappily Ever After," an original musical revue conceived and produced by the Applause team of teachers.

Music Conservatory of Westchester - Meet the Instruments - The Brass Family - White Plains Public Library
January 29, 2012 - White Plains

A student concert by the Music Conservatory of Westchester (MCW Kids) introducing the instruments of the brass family.

Southern Comfort - A Down Home Country Music Jamboree - White Plains Performing Arts Center
January 29, 2012 - White Plains

Backed by a four-piece band, Tom Andersen, Scott Coulter and Tim DiPasqua perform classic country tunes from the 1940s, all the way up to the hottest contemporary hits.

Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales - Westport Country Playhouse
January 29, 2012 - Westport

Fans of authors Jon Sciezska's and Lane Smith's fractured fairy tales can enjoy this live version where familiar characters like Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin and Goldilocks pop up in very unfamiliar situations.

Assignment Subway - New York Transit Museum
Through January 29, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Learn about the people who work underground, keeping the subways working safely and efficiently. Handle artifacts used in these and other jobs while exploring special areas of the museum. Make a badge for the kind of job you would like to have.

Winter Creature Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
January 29, 2012 - Norwalk

Winter is an ideal time to see a variety of seals and waterfowl. Educators provide informative commentary. Bring binoculars and warm clothes. Advanced reservations strongly recommended. Call 203-852-0700 Ext 2206.

'Wuthering Heights' - New Victory Theater
January 29, 2012 - Manhattan

Edgar and Heathcliff have always been Catherine's whole world, and the battle between her heart and her head consumes her. "Choose, choose, and make peace with your choice," her housemaid Nelly urges her in this fearless stage adaptation of Emily Bront�'s sweeping love story. Played on a spare set evoking the wild and mysterious nature of the moors, this contemporary production exposes the timeless nature and inescapable power of the classic novel as part of The Zoem! New Dutch Theater festival.

13th Annual Westchester County Slam Dunk Tournament - Westchester County Center
January 29, 2012 - White Plains

See some of the area's best high school basketball match-ups. The four-day tournament showcases 24 of the best boys' and girls' teams in the area, featuring some of the most exciting play of the upcoming high school basketball season. A complete bracket of games is available at

Family Art Project: Natural Nature Books - Wave Hill
January 29, 2012 - Bronx

With guest artist and book maker Wennie Huang, learn how to create both simple and sophisticated books for all ages. Write your own short story about the woods, and press some natural materials between its hand-bound pages. Free with admission to the grounds.

Animal Adventures: Winter Wildlife - Teatown Lake Reservation
January 29, 2012 - Ossining

Meet a few of Teatown's animal ambassadors and discover who is active in the winter months. This program is for families with children ages 4 and up. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation.

YESS Youth Forum: Internet Safety and Digital Permanence - Stepping Stones Museum
January 29, 2012 - Norwalk

The museum's Youth Enrichment team hosts a discussion about the measures today's youth and their families can take to ensure a positive and safe internet experience. Register in advance at ext. 277.

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

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

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam - Nassau Coliseum
January 29, 2012 - Uniondale

A fun family event that will make boys (and girls) squeal with delight as the big monster trucks come barreling in performing daredevil feats.

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

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

Munchkins and Mishpacha - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 29, 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.

Movie - 'The Dark Crystal' - The Picture House
January 29, 2012 - Pelham

The Muppets meet J.R.R. Tolkien in Jim Henson's story of a race of grotesque birdlike lizards called the Skeksis, gnomish dragons who rule their fantastic planet with an iron claw. Traditional puppets, marionettes, giant bodysuits, and mechanical constructions are mixed seamlessly in a fantasy world of towering castles, simple huts, dank caves, a giant clockwork observatory, and a magnificent landscape. Rated PG; recommended for ages 7+. (93min, USA, 1982).

Meet the Animals - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
January 29, 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.

Through January 29, 2012 - Scarsdale

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

Children of Eden - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
January 29, 2012 - Mamaroneck

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

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
January 29, 2012 - South Salem

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

The Great Westchester Toy & Train Show - Westchester County Center
January 29, 2012 - White Plains

The Largest Toy & Train Show in the Northeast. New and antique toys & trains, all gauges, train parts, layouts, appraisals, die-cast automobiles, books, test tracks, toy soldiers, Match Box, Star Wars, Thomas and Friends, games & toys for all ages.

Knickerbocker Ice Festival - Rockland Lake State Park
January 29, 2012 - Congers

This winter celebration, now in its sixth year, honors the history of the ice industry at Rockland Lake State Park. The Festival features an ice carving competition, a bonfire, nature walks, a KIDZ Ice Park, an historic ice art gallery, food and beverages, entertainment, and "Artists in the Park" painting on Saturday and selling their works on Sunday. Dress for the weather and walking and be warned, there are no bathrooms at this event.

Family Weekend Workshop - My Day in Pictures - Hudson River Museum & Planetarium
January 29, 2012 - Yonkers

After seeing Winfred Rembert's scenes of daily life in the exhibit, Amazing Grace, create your own colorful picture of your day with felt.

Science Sunday: Welcome to 2012 - Yet Another Year the World Won't End! - Hudson River Museum & Planetarium
January 29, 2012 - Yonkers

2012 will bring a presidential election, SuperBowl XLVI, the Summer Olympics in London, and the touchdown of the largest-ever, nuclear-powered Mars rover, but what about all those Maya prophecies...and giant rogue comets...and the Earth's magnetic field collapsing? These tales of impending catastrophe aren't the first to be bandied about, and they won't be the last. Let's examine these forecasts of astronomical, calendrical, and geomagnetic weirdness, and why the Earth, in many ways, is a tougher old bird than you might think. The science is much more interesting than the rumors! Presented by Marc Taylor, Planetarium Coordinator. Recommended for ages 8 and older.

Tu B'Shvat Winter Garden Festival - Museum at Eldridge Street
January 29, 2012 - Chinatown

Unearth your cultural roots and environmental heritage at the Museum at Eldridge Street's festival celebrating Jewish Arbor Day. Includes planting projects, a family tree activity, traditional Tu B'Shvat seder with food tastings, challah making, eco-instrument workshop, story time, and green tours that unearth the environmentally friendly practices used in the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue's award-winning restoration.

Excavation Station - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 29, 2012 - Crown Heights

Gather up your picks and your fossil brushes, it's excavation time! Examine real fossils, then play paleontologist as you unearth real bones, shells, and other treasures from a plaster dig site. Learn how scientists unlock the mysteries of the past. Ages 4 & up

Up4Art! - Staten Island Children's Museum
January 29, 2012 - Staten Island

Create a self portrait with colored pencils.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
January 29, 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 29, 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.

The Future is Now: Model Making - Noguchi Museum
January 29, 2012 - Long Island City

Family art projects bring everyone together. Take your kids ages 5-11 to the Noguchi Museum to participate in a model making activity. Registration is required.

Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band in Concert - 92YTribeca
January 29, 2012 - Tribeca

With funky songs about snowsuits, sledding, and very loud sneezes, award-winning family rockers Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band will celebrate the wonders of winter at this concert for kids.

Baby Story Time - Greenlight Booksstore
January 29, 2012 - Fort Greene

The kid-friendly band �Acopladitos! is dedicated to teaching Spanish language through music and movement to young learners, encouraging children to listen, play, move, and sing-a-long.

Classical Interludes: Uecker, Grossman, and Walsh - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
January 29, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Korliss Uecker, soprano, Jerry Grossman, cello and Diane Walsh, piano, perform music by Victor Herbert, Amy Beach, Leonard Bernstein and J.S. Bach. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.

Alice Meets Shakespeare - Fairfield Museum and History Center
January 29, 2012 - Fairfield

This event has been canceled.

'Oliver!' presented by Random Farms Kids' Theater - Tarrytown Music Hall
January 29, 2012 - Tarrytown

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

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 29, 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.

Chinese New Year Celebration - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
January 29, 2012 - Stony Brook

Enjoy drumming, dancers, a nine-foot lion and a year of the dragon craft activity.

Seal Cruise - Riverhead Foundation with Captain Lou Fleet
January 29, 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.

Art Trek Plus: Art of the Infinite - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 29, 2012 - Manhattan

Explore patterns of stars and geometric shapes in the arts of the Islamic world, and use math and art skills to design your own eight-pointed star. This program takes place in Carson Family Hall, in the Uris Center for Education.

Last of the Red Hot Lovers - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
January 29, 2012 - Bellmore

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

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
January 29, 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.

Jazz Kids! with Amy - 55 Bar
January 29, 2012 - West Village

At this interactive afternoon concert, kids ages 2-6 can play along and listen to kid-friendly jazz songs while learning a little bit about this music genre. Free snacks; beverages for kids and parents are available for purchase.

Super PJ @ Super Sunday - Rockland Jewish Community Campus
January 29, 2012 - West Nyack

Join PJ Library of Rockland as they teach children about tzedakah (charity) through hands-on, age-appropriate activities. Participants will make packages for families in Israel, design cards for soldiers overseas, and bake foods to give to others. PJ Library provides free books and music to children who participate in this national program, now available in Rockland County. For more information, contact or visit us at

Gary Ferrar's Ah! Real Magic - BayWay Arts Center
January 29, 2012 - East Islip

Gary Ferrar performs stage illusions and magic geared toward families. His high-energy, interactive show gets everyone involved. His magic has been featured on Nickelodeon's "Naked Brother's Band" and he is the official magician for several local hospitals.

David Dorfman Dance Presents 'Prophets of Funk' - The Joyce Theater
January 29, 2012 - Manhattan

This show celebrates the groundbreaking, visceral, and politically innovative music of Sly and The Family Stone, one of the first major national bands integrated along race and gender lines. The piece for eight dancers explores the prophetic possibilities of music and dance and invites everyday people to find strength and joy in the muck and mess - the funk - of everyday life. The Joyce Theater performance will be the NYC premiere of the fully staged version of "Prophets of Funk" and a return of David Dorfman Dance to The Joyce for the first time since 2005.

Camille A. Brown & Dancers - The Joyce Theater
January 29, 2012 - Manhattan

Award-winning choreographer Brown is noted for mixing modern dance techniques with West African dance and hip-hop elements.

Sunday Story Hour: City Under Snow - Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library at New-York Historical Society
January 29, 2012 - Upper West Side

How does a big city react to snow? Some people play in it, some people have to clean it up! Hear both sides in these stories of big snows in the city.

Open House: Postnatal Programs - Prenatal Yoga Center
January 29, 2012 - Upper West Side

Learn more about the center's informative and interactive classes and workshops for you and your baby in the first year. Meet the teachers and experience demo classes of postnatal yoga, Mommy & Me yoga, infant massage, Music For Babies, Tummy Time Solutions™, Baby Fingers, and breastfeeding support circle.

Sink Your Teeth Into This! - Long Island Children's Museum
January 29, 2012 - Garden City

Eating an apple every day won't take the place of brushing and flossing, but eating healthy and learning about oral hygiene is excellent for your teeth. Check out the healthy activity station.

Meet the Author: Ellen Bari - Children's Museum of Manhattan
January 29, 2012 - Upper West Side

Take on the 1,000-jump challenge with "Jumping Jenny" author Ellen Bari. Then decorate your own take-home Jumping Jacks Journal to record your daily jump.

Mighty/Bold Warriors - Wee Warriors Yoga - Prism Wellness
January 29, 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.

Dzul Dance Presents Maya 2012: A New Beginning - Baruch Performing Arts Center
January 29, 2012 - New York

Dzul Dance announces the premiere of their latest choreography, MAYA 2012: a new beginning, to be presented at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (at 25th Street) in Manhattan, from January 26th, 2012 through January 29th, 2012. In Maya 2012, Dzul Dance fuses modern dance with aerial arts and contortionism as a means to communicate indigenous pre-Hispanic culture. One of the only indigenous Mayan choreographers in the world, Artistic Director Javier Dzul was born and raised in a Mayan tribal community in southern Mexico performing ritual dances, speaking Mayan and studying ancient teachings until the age of 16. Dzul provides a bridge between contemporary art and historical heritage, illustrating the ancient Mayan prophecies related to the 2012 phenomenon. The choreography simultaneously explores Dzul’s past experiences with rituals of transformation, as well as his past relationship and connection to the natural world. The 2012 January program features performances by Artistic Director Javier Dzul, guest contortionists Jonathan Nosan (Director of Acroback) and Anna Venizelos (former soloist with Cirque du Soleil), along with Dzul Dance company members Kyla Ernst-Alper, Desiree Sanchez (Chelsea Piers), Ji Hyeun Bang, Chellamar Bernard, Cornelius Brown, Robin Taylor Dzul, Courtney Jackson, Nicole Lichau, Orlando Martinez and Matthew Sparks. With lighting design by Mike Inwood and costume design by Javier Dzul, this diverse and eclectic group opens the door to another dimension. WHAT: Dzul Dance 2012 Season: Maya 2012: A New Beginning WHEN: Thursday, January 26 8pm Friday, January 27 8pm Saturday, January 28 8pm Sunday, January 29 3pm WHERE: Baruch Performing Arts Center 55 Lexington Avenue at 25th Street (Lex. & 3rd Ave.) COST: Tickets are $30 general admission, $25 student and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at or call Box Office at (646) 312-5073.

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

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

Dzul Dance Presents 'Maya 2012: A New Beginning' - Baruch Performing Arts Center
January 29, 2012 - Manhattan

Dzul Dance fuses modern dance with aerial arts and contortionism as a means to communicate indigenous pre-Hispanic culture. One of the only indigenous Mayan choreographers in the world, artistic director Javier Dzul was born and raised in a Mayan tribal community in southern Mexico performing ritual dances, speaking Mayan, and studying ancient teachings until the age of 16. Dzul provides a bridge between contemporary art and historical heritage, illustrating the ancient Mayan prophecies related to the 2012 phenomenon. The choreography simultaneously explores Dzul's past experiences with rituals of transformation, as well as his past relationship and connection to the natural world. The 2012 January program features performances by artistic director Javier Dzul, guest contortionists Jonathan Nosan (director of "Acroback") and Anna Venizelos (former soloist with Cirque du Soleil), along with Dzul Dance company members Kyla Ernst-Alper, Desiree Sanchez (Chelsea Piers), Ji Hyeun Bang, Chellamar Bernard, Cornelius Brown, Robin Taylor Dzul, Courtney Jackson, Nicole Lichau, Orlando Martinez, and Matthew Sparks. With lighting design by Mike Inwood and costume design by Javier Dzul, this diverse and eclectic group opens the door to another dimension.

Suzuki Winter Festival Concert - Roulette
January 29, 2012 - Boerum Hill

Biannual Suzuki Festival Concert featuring student snsembles of guitar, violin, viola, piano, cello, and bass.

'The Glass Menagerie' - YCP TheaterWorks
January 29, 2012 - Mohegan Lake

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

Earring Making - John C. Hart Memorial Library
January 29, 2012 - Shrub Oak

Make earrings for yourself and a Battered Women's Shelter. Optional: bring any old bead jewelry that you can recycle into earrings. Program limited to 25 participants; please register.

'Almost, Maine' - a Romantic Comedy - Mount Pleasant Public Library
January 29, 2012 - Pleasantville

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.

Children's Theatre Company of Peekskill Presents: 'The Butter Battle Tale' & 'Stone Soup' - Ford Theater
January 29, 2012 - Peekskill

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

Spiritual Masterpieces of the Baroque - Church of St. Ann and the Holy Trinity
January 29, 2012 - Brooklyn

A Choral Program with orchestra, instrumental ensemble and soloists, with members of the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra. Program features three composers from the Baroque era, with different cultural roots and musical styles.

Beyond Hakuna Matata: A critical look at 'The Lion King' - Larchmont Public Lbrary
January 29, 2012 - Larchmont

Kids ages 7–11 can get the inside scoop on what's happening beyond the big screen with film critic Robert Goldstone. They join him for a screening of the movie, a discussion...and, of course, popcorn! Please register in person or by calling 834–2281.

2012 Year of the Dragon - Snug Harbor Cultural Arts Center
January 29, 2012 - Staten Island

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon and Chinese New Year with a Lion dance and tea, followed by a performance by the New York Chinese Cultural Center. Tickets can be purchased via

A Conversation on Africa's Heritage - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 29, 2012 -

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author; Helene Cooper, New York Times journalist; Alisa LaGamma, curator, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, MMA; Joseph Miller, historian. Join Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in conversation with historian Joseph Miller and journalist Helene Cooper for an afternoon of conversation on the importance of oral narratives as a major source of literary inspiration and historical understanding of Africa's past. Moderated by Curator Alisa LaGamma. Part of Sunday at the Met - A Conversation on Africa's Heritage. 2pm.

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' 37th Annual Dance Concert and Pow-Wow - Theater for the New City
January 29, 2012 - East Village

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

Kids 'N Comedy Presents 'The Philosophy Show' - Gotham Comedy Club
January 29, 2012 - New York

Kids 'N Comedy, New York's leading presenter of young comic talent, will present "The Philosphy Show," a one-of-a-kind show of original standup material by teenage comedians, January 29 at Gotham Comedy Club, 208 West 23rd Street. What better way to deal with the confusion of adolescence than by weighing Hegel against Kierkegaard? The teen comics will crack books to prepare for this show. (We hope they applied the same zeal to their midterms.) To prove that nobody's better to ponder life's mysteries than a bunch of puberty-stricken teenagers, Leo Frampton, Val Bodurtha, Lee Wolfowitz, Eric Kurn, Zach Rosenfeld and others will grapple with the meaning of life. Kids 'N Comedy presents monthly shows at Gotham Comedy Club with a turntable of talented teens and 'tweens from the tri-state area. In the company's shows, each comic performs his/her own material, which is screened to be free of profanity and abrasive or cheap "low" humor (like fart jokes). They do, however, venture into edgy comic terrain: politics, getting old, even death. Laura Weiss wrote in Big Apple Parent, "This kid humor is quirky and often slightly mordant, with a sophistication that belies the comedians' youth. Plus, these kids are hilarious." The show is at 1:00 PM; the reservations number is 212-877-6115 and online ticketing is available on the Kids 'N Comedy website,

The Tale of the Frog Prince - Arena Players Repertory Theater
January 29, 2012 - Centerport

The Tale of the Frog Prince is an audience participation comedy based on the story of a lonely Frog Prince who lives in a swamp on a large kingly estate. Can he find a beautiful princess to break the spell and turn him back into a real prince? Reservations recommended.

Kobi Peretz - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through January 29, 2012 - New York

Israeli pop star Kobi Peretz is a late offspring of a family with 10 brothers and sisters. He was born in Kfar Shalem, Tel-Aviv, and today lives in Holon. His father, Amram (Peti Armo), was a famous Moroccan singer that regularly performed in the royal palace for King Hassan II. Peretz started performing at the age of 16 and released his first album, A Life Mistake, in 1992. He followed up this debut with a run of acclaimed releases, including You Are Like Fire (1995), The Creator (1997), The Arrow of Love (1999), Living Like I Want To (2000), Confuse Him (2003), Crazy About You (2004), All That I Have (2006), How Much Love (2008), and more. Among Peretz's most-loved songs are his hits "How Much Love" (the most-played love song on Israeli radio in 2007, according to ASCAP), "Confuse Him," "All My Strength," "The One In My Life," "You Are Like Fire," "I Love You," "Needing You," "Maybe," "At Nights," and "Together," his duet with Ishtar that won the title Duet of the Year at the Big Apple Music Awards. In February 2010, he made Israeli cultural history after performing in Nokia Hall - a performance whose success and musicianship were unprecedented. The performance resulted in a celebrated live album, Live in Nokia Hall, released in 2011. Peretz has a large, loyal audience of fans that have accompanied him throughout his career. His music receives constant radio play, and he makes frequent television appearances. He began his career as a "crying" artist and is now one of the most prominent stars of Israeli pop music.

GROOVE BUFFET Classic R&B, Motown & Soul Revue - Lucille's
January 29, 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.

January 29, 2012 - NEW YORK


Phyllis Tagg and Trio:The Most Popular Songs of the '30s and '40s - The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
January 29, 2012 - Dix Hills

Phyllis and her trio will perform favorite songs audience members grew-up with and loved.

The Color Purple - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
January 29, 2012 - Brookville

Critically acclaimed and described as "a roof-raising story of triumph," the musical is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the film by Steven Spielberg. Nominated for eleven Tony Awards®, The Color Purple is a celebration of love and a Broadway phenomenon with a GRAMMY®-nominated score featuring jazz, gospel, and blues.

Nutrition Seminar - Train For The Game LI
January 29, 2012 - Bellmore

Sports nutritionist Tracy Stopler explains how nutrition enhances athletic performance at any age, and helps participants understand how to individualize meals to maximize energy throughout the day. You will learn how to develop a better awareness of YOU by optimizing your nutritional status. RSVP by January 22 either by email or at 516-809-9700.

'Giggle, Giggle, Quack' - Manhattan Children's Theatre
January 29, 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?

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

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

The Children's Courage Corner - Suffolk Y JCC
January 29, 2012 - Commack

This programs is designed for children ages 8-11 whose families have been affected by cancer. The purpose is to create a supportive atmosphere where friendships can be formed and children can gain strength and hope. Contact Emily Smith at ext. 262 or e-mail to register.

Sunday Explorers Drop-In Programming - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
January 29, 2012 - Stamford

Enjoy a hands-on, interactive exploration of many of the museum's favorite features. Programs feature both staff-led and self-guided activities. Activities will run throughout the time period, so join us anytime to enhance your experience.

MoMA PS1 Winter Open House - MoMA PS1
January 29, 2012 - Long Island City

Please join us for an afternoon of art, lectures, and food to celebrate the opening of Henry Taylor and Darren Bader: Images. M. Wells will be cooking up their delicious culinary creations all afternoon. At 4 PM, the e-flux journal lecture series at MoMA PS1 presents a lecture by Bilal Khbeiz on exile, memory and mythology with an introduction by Walid Raad. Clifford Owens: Anthology, Rania Stephan, Frances Stark: My Best Thing, Surasi Kusolwong, and Chim?Pom will also be on view.

YOUTHWORKS Performance - BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Through January 29, 2012 - Brooklyn

Started in 1991, YOUTHWORKS is a yearly opportunity for young people (ages 7- 18) to imagine, create, and perform their own original performance work at BAX. Year after year we are amazed at the 8-week journey these young artists go through from orientation to performance. Young artists come in from all over the City, most with nothing more than the desire to create "something," and set themselves to work. Professional artists volunteer their time to coach young artists through the creative process as they create anything from plays, dances, poetry in performance, and original songs. Pieces have been solos, group pieces and have even included a father/daughter collaboration! Participants have an opportunity to collaborate in the technical aspects of their performance and experience a technical rehearsal (many for the first time) with our in-house professional technical director. The culminating performance is fully produced (with lights, sound and stage manager) and takes place in our theater space. This unique program is FREE for self directed young artists committed to creating original work. YOUTHWORKS director, Donna Costello, assisted by the festivals intern, Dominique Fluker, leads the orientation workshop, recruits the coaches, coordinates rehearsals and produces the performance. Costello guides the process and assists in the interchange between artists and coaches with an inquiry-based practice. Tickets: $5 For more information, visit

Youthworks Performance - Brooklyn Arts Exchange
January 29, 2012 - Park Slope

Performance features the work of young people (ages 7-18) who have imagined, created, and will be performing their own original performance work using poetry, dance, original songs, and theater.

'Wide Open Spaces: The Outdoor Plays' - Five Angels Theater
January 29, 2012 - Manhattan

The 52nd Street Project, through which accomplished theater-makers work with Hell's Kitchen kids to create original theater, will present "Wide Open Spaces: The Outdoor Plays" January 27-29. These shows are the culmination of The Project's Two-on-Two series, in which each of six duos of kids (ages 13?15) is paired with two professionals: one who writes a play for them, and another who directs. Admission is free, but reservations should be made in advance by visiting or calling 212-642-5052. The kid actors featured in "Wide Open Spaces" are Hashem Ahmed, Michael Banister, Gabriella DeJesus, Devin Gonzales, Jasmine Hernandez, Wendell Joseph, Katie Liu, Lauren Robinson, Chamel Rodney, Edison Sibri, Mari Ulloa, and Elizabeth Vazquez. The adults writing the plays include Dustin Chinn, Larkin Clark, Liz Flahive ("From Up Here," "Nurse Jackie"), Michael Mitnick, Christopher Oscar Pe�a, and Melisa Tien. Directing the kids will be Molly Coogan ("Stairway to Stardom"), Rachel Dart, Katie Flahive, Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum (Fight Director: "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," "Peter and the Starcatcher"), Lee Rosen ("Gabriel," "The Normal Heart," understudy Broadway) and Michael Walkup. Original music composed by Eric March. The Two-on-Two series is one of the more advanced parts of the theatrical education furnished by The 52nd Street Project. After a week of working on the plays, the kids are taken (along with their volunteer adult directors) out of town for an "actors retreat" in the countryside. The finished plays enjoy a three-day run of public performances. Although the adult mentors are always present in the wings during the performances, Project kids learn to rely on and support one another on stage for the first time.

Rainbow Warrior III - Chelsea Piers, Pier 59
January 29, 2012 - Chelsea

New York is the first stop on the maiden U.S. tour of the new Rainbow Warrior, Green Peace's first custom-built "green" campaigning vessel. Visit the new ship, meet the crew, and learn about the many environmental issues it supports. Free group tours can also be scheduled from January 30 through February 3; email or

Family Yoga - Hudson Yoga
January 29, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

Games, partner poses, art projects, dance, and creativity all come together as you spend wonderful time together. Contact or 914-319-4010 to register; space is limited at the intimate studio.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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