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THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN WESTCHESTER ON JANUARY 29

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Westchester today, January 29, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Westchester'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 Westchester, check out our complete calendar of events.

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.

EXHIBIT - CATHERINE LATSON: BRINGING NATURE INDOORS - Greenburgh Nature Center
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.

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.

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.

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 www.countycenter.biz.

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.

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).

EXHIBIT - CATHERINE LATSON: BRINGING NATURE INDOORS - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through January 29, 2012 - Scarsdale

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

The 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.

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.

'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.

'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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Improve your skills, ongoing Mondays throughout January.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Children of Eden - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
Through January 31, 2012 - Mamaroneck

The Mainstage production of "Children of Eden" is a musical spectacle from the composer of the current hit Broadway show, "Wicked." "Children of Eden" tells the story of the early chapters of the Bible with memorable music. Performances run Friday, January 27 through Sunday, February 5. Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm, with a special Wednesday matinee on February 1. Call 914-630-0804 to order tickets.

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

An introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the center's other endangered wolves, and enjoy hot beverages in the woodstove-heated classroom. Pre-registration required. 11am January 1, 8, 16, 21, 29; 1pm January 2; 2pm January 14.

Winter Wolves! - Wolf Conservation Center
Through January 31, 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. 11am January 7, 15 and 28; 2pm January 21; 1pm January 22.

Caribbean Garden at The New York Botanical Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through February 26, 2012 - Bronx

Discover the Haupt Conservatory's permanent collection, including orange-yellow crotons, fuchsia bromeliads, and rosy-red hibiscus. Tour the many surprises in the Victorian-style glasshouse, where the harsh outdoor weather gives way to warm rain forest mists, soaring palm trees, and bright desert landscapes.

Look At Me: A Cross-Section of Contemporary Portraiture - RYE ARTS CENTER
Through February 29, 2012 - Rye

Portraits, in a variety of styles, that go beyond merely a record of their subject but convey a deeper meaning or vision of the artist. In this unique exhibition artists from all over the country come together to show how diverse contemporary portraiture is. Through February 11.

Children's Program - Tropical Discoveries and Wintertime Wonders - New York Botanical Garden
Through March 02, 2012 - Bronx

Go on a scavenger hunt to discover tropical plants inside the warm Conservatory, then explore plants native to New York in the winter wonderland of the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. Children sort fruits and leaves from around the world and pot plants to take home.

Time To Celebrate - Yorktown Museum
Through March 03, 2012 - Yorktown Heights

Vignettes created by miniaturists Carole & Neal Pruzan. Many of the scenes are displayed in clock cases, rescued and refurbished to reflect many holiday events of the seasons. Also on display will be favorite toys and games from childhood, no matter how old you are. Saturdays, 1-4pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-4pm; and by appointment.

BABYTIME Rhythms and Rhymes - Mamaroneck Library
Through March 13, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Nursery rhymes and songs, clapping-, bouncing-, and finger-games, and the occasional picture book story. Caregivers are expected to attend and their participation is an important element of this program. For ages 6-24 months. Registration is required.

2's Company - Stories 'N' More - Mamaroneck Library
Through March 14, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Themed picture book stories, songs, and games, culminating in a craft or other hands-on activity. For 2-year-olds and a grown-up. Caregivers are expected to attend, and their participation is an important element of this program. Registration required.

STORIES 'N' MORE (for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds) - Mamaroneck Library
Through March 16, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Themed picture book stories, songs, and games, culminating in a craft or other hands-on activity. Caregivers are not required to attend but must be available at the end of the program. Registration required.

Chiku Awali Fundraiser - Spring Valley Youth Bureau
Through April 09, 2012 - Spring Valley

Drop off your empty ink jet and laser cartridges, cell phone, and other unused or out-of-date small electronics for recycling. Funds from the collection will support Chiku Awali's Rites of Passage Program, which is designed to help adolescents make the transition from childhood to adulthood. Items can be dropped off on Monday evenings.

Chiku Awali Fundraiser - Spring Valley Youth Bureau
Through April 09, 2012 - Spring Valley

Drop off your empty ink jet and laser cartridges, cell phone, and other unused or out-of-date small electronics for recycling. Funds from the collection will support Chiku Awali's Rites of Passage Program, which is designed to help adolescents make the transition from childhood to adulthood. Items can be dropped off on Monday evenings.

Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through April 19, 2012 - Norwalk

Explore an underwater universe inhabited by such creatures as Liopleurodon and long-necked Elasmosaurus ? enormous animals that were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth. Encounter the gigantic Shonisaurus, the T-Rex of the sea.

Search for the Great Sharks - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through April 19, 2012 - Norwalk

Join shark experts Dr. Eugenie Clark and Rodney Fox on a round-the-globe expedition for close encounters with some of the world's largest sharks, including whale sharks and great whites.

Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic - Bruce Museum
Through April 22, 2012 - Greenwich

Wick is the creator of the Can You See What I See? books and co-creator of the I Spy series for children. His photos are on display through April 22, 2012.

Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action - Stepping Stones Museum
Through April 29, 2012 - Norwalk

This temporary exhibit is designed to get kids moving by introducing them to non-competitive activities such as kung fu, surfing, snowboarding, yoga and horizontal climbing. Developers worked to make the exhibit activities accessible to visitors with varying physical abilities and developmental needs.

AMERICAN VANGUARDS: GRAHAM, DAVIS, GORKY, DE KOONING, AND THEIR CIRCLE, 1927-1942 - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through April 29, 2012 - Purchase

From the late 1920s to the early 1940s, many of America's most inventive and important artists, including Stuart Davis, Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Adolph Gottlieb, forged their identities, dramatically transforming conceptions of what a painting or sculpture could be. A group linked by friendship and common aspirations, many had shared experiences in the classes of influential Czech Cubist Jan Matulka at the Art Students League and in the Federal Art Project during the Great Depression. Most significantly, they were all closely associated with John Graham (1887-1961), the enigmatic Russian-born artist, connoisseur, and theorist. They, along with others such as Jackson Pollock and David Smith, all drawn together by their common commitment to modernism and their eagerness to exchange ideas, played a critical role in developing and defining American modernism. This exhibition showcases more than sixty works of art from these vital years by Graham and the members of his circle, providing compelling testimony to the dialogue and cross-fertilization that existed during this period in the history of American art. The high level of the work these artists made not only points ahead to their future accomplishments, but also demonstrates that the decade of the thirties, far from being solely a period of depression and retrenchment, was a time of exciting and important innovation. The exhibition sheds new light on the New York School, abstract Expressionism and the vitality of American modernism between the two world wars, providing a long overdue examination of an important and little-studied period in American art. Through April 29.

Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace - Hudson River Museum
Through May 05, 2012 - Yonkers

Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace is the first major museum exhibition dedicated to this mid-career, self-taught artist. The exhibit shows the dramatic, biographical nature of Rembert's art as it documents the tumultuous moments of civil rights history. More than 50 original works that Rembert created from stretched, stained, and etched leather, historical photographs of his life, and a new documentary of his work, created by noted filmmaker Vivian Ducat, will be on view. In the galleries, traditional gospel music, pivotal for Rembert, will be heard in recordings, and Rembert will both sing gospel songs and discuss his experiences in the galleries on several dates. Rembert, a boy growing up in 1950s rural Georgia, did backbreaking labor in the cotton fields. As a young man, he barely escaped arrest during a 1960's civil rights march, and survived a near lynching. A prisoner serving an unjust seven-year sentence, he learned to make pattern and design on hand tooled leather by watching a fellow inmate create tooled leather wallets. Years later in colorful tableaux on tanned leather, Rembert conjured a world of incredible brutality and close personal ties existing in discomforting proximity. Amazing Grace's riveting themes include the Cotton Field series, where cotton balls snake relentlessly through rows where field hands toiled. Another theme explores the lighter side of Rembert's memories of small town Cuthbert, Georgia. He populates his canvases with the town's characters and scenes of a pool hall, jazz club, cafe, and church meetings. The exhibition is organized by the Hudson River Museum and curated by Bartholomew F. Bland. Through May 5.

Joseph Wheelwright: Tree Figures - Katonah Museum of Art
Through May 31, 2012 - Katonah

New England artist Joseph Wheelwright's haunting tree figures invite a dialogue between the natural and the manmade. Ranging up to 27 feet tall, these fantastic, anthropomorphic sculptures were created from trees on Wheelwright's land in Vermont. Turned upside down, bifurcated trunks become legs, and roots are transformed into heads and arms. The exhibition will be on view through May, 2012.

Bird Walk - New York Botanical Garden
Through June 30, 2012 - Bronx

The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of species of birds throughout the year. Bring binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with expert Debbie Becker, searching for birds of the season and learning about bird-friendly plants that provide food, shelter, and nesting sites. Meet at the Reflecting Pool.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - Norwalk

Learn about the importance of habitat preservation and conservation while observing such exotic African species as the air-breathing lungfish and electric catfish that use bioelectric radar to sense surroundings and zap their food.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 03, 2012 - Norwalk

Six sibling meerkats visit from the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Windows will offer close up views into their underground burrows as well as viewing bubbles to see above ground. These animals will be familiar to anyone who has seen the Lion King.

Women's Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 06, 2012 - White Plains

A light-hearted class open to women of all ages and interests, suitable for beginners. Stretch, strengthen, manage weight or just relax. Yoga balls and props are used to build balance and core strength. Mats provided. Tuesdays 7:30-8:45pm.

Mommy & Me Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 06, 2012 - White Plains

Strengthen your body, center yourself, and re-energize with a fun workout with your baby. Babies will fuss, fidget and cry and it's all fine. Babies should be 6 weeks old and not yet crawling. Bring a baby blanket, mats provided. Drop in any day, no registration required. Sundays 11am; Tuesdays 10:30am; Thursdays 11:30am.

Fertility Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 08, 2012 - White Plains

Fertility Yoga aids women who are open to conception. This restorative yoga class increases pelvic circulation and guides you into deep relaxation. It is safe to attend during IVF treatment. The class has been a great support to many women who have conceived after long fertility journeys. Thursdays 7:30-8:45pm.

Prenatal Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 11, 2012 - White Plains

Drop in any time to ease the anxiety and sensations of pregnancy and prepare for the challenges of labor, birth, and motherhood. Best during 2nd and 3rd trimester. Mats provided. Purchase a multi-class card and get a 10% discount at The Shop at Full Circle.

Nybelwyck Hall: A Mansion in Miniature - Hudson River Museum - Glenview
Through January 08, 2013 - Yonkers

Nybelwyck Hall, a dollhouse representing Lilliputian life at its most luxurious, makes its appearance in Glenview, the Museum's 1897 river home. The 24-room, granite-and-mortar Glenview, and Nybelwyck, the 24-room dollhouse, share architectural features - a Great Hall and a double staircase that curves from the top floor down to the Hall. Nybelwyck's central facade is loosely based on the Hudson River estate, Staatsburg, the Ogden Mills House. The orange-and-green colors on its Victorian addition are reminiscent of Wilderstein, in Rhinebeck, the family home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's personal secretary. Dollhouse enthusiast Mark O'Banks created Nybelwyck Hall over the course of a decade and looked to the wisdom of a ouija board to name his creation. The house is furnished with found objects in its 24 rooms, as well as rugs O'Banks designed. Among its 900 objects are minute musical instruments that play, doors with intricate locks that work, and a tiny dollhouse within the dollhouse's nursery.

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