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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on January 6

January 6, 2013   |    

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

Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 06, 2013 - New York

The perpetually dark deep ocean comprises the vast majority of the planet's habitable environments where approximately 90 percent of the organisms are bioluminescent and provide the only source of light. Many of these environments are threatened habitats where organisms are in danger of disappearing, some before they have been discovered and studied. Creatures of Light introduces visitors to the astonishing variety of bioluminescent creatures; explores the different ways in which organisms glow, as well as explains the physics and chemistry of natural light; reveals how the ability to glow can be advantageous; and considers how scientists study -- and use -- bioluminescence. Visitors enter the exhibition through a forest of bioluminescent mushrooms surrounding a large-scale mushroom at the center. One section evokes a New England meadow on a summer night and highlights how fireflies use patterns of flashing light to communicate and attract mates; another invites visitors to peer into Waitomo Cave of New Zealand and learn how glowworms attract prey. The exhibition includes live flashlight fish that harbor bioluminescent bacteria. Creatures of Light also features an interactive environment that introduces visitors to the brilliant light displays of Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico, where high concentrations of microscopic dinoflagellates, a type of plankton, create a glowing, luminescent halo around anything that moves through the bay; and a large interactive image of the Bloody Bay coral wall in the Cayman Islands. A "deep sea theater" reveals the amazing diversity of living light that marine biologists have captured on camera including anglerfishes waving bioluminescent "lures" to attract prey and jellyfishes that light up like a flashing pinwheel when threatened.

Origami Holiday Tree - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 06, 2013 - New York

An annual Museum tradition, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree has marked the start of the holiday season at the Museum for more than 30 years. Volunteers begin folding in July to complete the 500 creations that will be displayed on the tree. During the holiday season, volunteers will be on hand to teach visitors of all ages the art of origami folding. The theme of this year's 13-foot tree is Museum Collections, with ornaments inspired by current exhibitions Spiders Alive!, Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence, and the upcoming 2013 exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep. The Origami Holiday Tree will display models folded by local, national, and international origami artists. Expect to see a pod of whales, a cluster of spiders, a barrel of monkeys, a flight of butterflies, a flock of birds, a school of fish, a large herd of dinosaurs, and more. Past themes have included "Fantastic Creatures: Mythic and Real," "Under the Sea," and "Origami Safari."

Annual Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Creche - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 - New York

The Museum continues a longstanding holiday tradition with the presentation of its Christmas tree, a favorite of New Yorkers and visitors from around the world. A vivid eighteenth-century Neapolitan Nativity scene?embellished with a profuse array of diminutive, lifelike attendant figures and silk-robed angels hovering above -- adorns the candlelit spruce. Recorded music and lighting ceremonies add to the enjoyment of the holiday display.

Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

This exhibition features the extraordinary organisms that produce light, from the flickering fireflies found in backyards across the Northeast to the alien deep-sea fishes that illuminate the perpetually dark depths of the oceans. Rare among plants and animals that live on land, the ability to glow--that is, generate light through a chemical reaction--is much more common in the ocean, where up to 90 percent of animals at depths below 700 meters are bioluminescent, including many unknown to science. Like the crystal jelly whose glow led to a revolution in cell biology, these animals may hold important clues to essential questions, but scientists are in a race against time as habitats are increasingly threatened by pollution, overfishing, and global climate change. Visitors will move through a series of re-created environments, from the familiar to the extreme, to explore the diversity of organisms that glow and how they do it; discover the variety of ways in which light is used to attract a mate, lure unsuspecting prey, or defend against a predator; and learn how, where, and why scientists study this amazing natural phenomenon. Throughout the exhibition, iPads featuring videos, infographics, photo albums, and animations will provide opportunities to hear directly from researchers about their work. Starting in a local meadow on "a summer's night," where fireflies use unique patterns of flashing light to communicate with potential mates, visitors will descend into "a mysterious cave" in New Zealand to watch a fantastic spectacle of luminescent "fishing lines" strung by larval gnats (glowworms) to trap prey. A unique interactive environment in "a sparkling sea" will introduce the brilliant light displays of Mosquito Bay on Puerto Rico's Vieques Island, where high concentrations of microscopic dinoflagellates, a type of plankton, create a halo around anything that moves through the water. Visitors will activate the bioluminescent bay as they move through this section. "The night dive" will feature a large-scale, day-and-night interactive image of the Cayman Islands' Bloody Bay Wall, a remarkable coral wall that is home to both bioluminescent and biofluorescent animals, which glow only after exposure to light. In "altered light," visitors will encounter the jellyfish Aequorea victoria, which combines bioluminescence with biofluorescence (in which an organism's molecules absorb blue light, then radiate it at a lower energy, longer wavelength) to emit flashes of green light. The protein found in its light organs, known as the green fluorescent protein (GFP), has become a critical tool in cellular and developmental biology, used for mapping neural circuits, observing cancer cells, and much more. Borrowed Light will feature live flashlight fishes, which harbor bioluminescent bacteria in an organ under their eyes, and highlight symbiotic relationships. "The deep ocean" will take visitors into the perpetually dark deep ocean, which comprises the vast majority of the planet's habitable space. A deep sea theater will reveal the diversity of animals that marine biologists have captured on camera, including female anglerfishes waving bioluminescent "lures" to attract prey and mates, and jellyfishes that light up like a flashing pinwheel when threatened.

Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 06, 2013 - New York

For centuries, spiders have inspired storytellers, from Ovid to E. B. White to the creators of the eponymous superhero, but their actual role in diverse ecosystems around the globe is just as captivating. Spiders Alive! immerses visitors in the fascinating and complex world of spiders, among the most versatile animals on the planet: they inhabit every continent but Antarctica and are able to survive in environments that range from deserts to rainforests to crowded cities. Spiders are also important predators. By one estimate, the spiders on one acre of woodland alone consume more than 80 pounds of insects a year. Scientists have identified over 42,000 species of spiders to date, and there are at least as many more to be discovered. Among the live spiders visitors will encounter in this exhibition are the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world, whose prey includes snakes, mice, and frogs; the venomous western black widow, one of the few North American spiders harmful to people; and species from other arachnid orders, including African whip spiders, whose whip-like feelers, up to 10 inches in length, help the animal find its way. Spiders Alive! will explore spiders' silk, venom, and little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise making. The exhibition will also include larger-than-life models, videos, interactive exhibits, and fossils, and Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close. Gallery 77, first floor

Colors of the Universe - Chinese Hardstone Carving - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 - New York

Stone carving is one of the oldest arts in China, its beginnings dating back to remote antiquity. Although jade, the mineral nephrite, was held in the highest esteem, all stones that could achieve a luster after polishing, be it agate, turquoise, malachite, chalcedony, quartz, jasper, or lapis lazuli, were also appreciated. Stone carving experienced an efflorescence during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), when an abundant supply of raw materials, exceptionally accomplished craftsmen, and, in particular, keen imperial patronage contributed to the creation of numerous superb works.

Ada Bobonis: Stages, Mountains, Water - Queens Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 - Queens

Ada Bobonis' site-specific installation entitled Stages, Mountains, Water transforms the Museum's second floor gallery space into an invigorating chromatic environment evoking the Caribbean landscape. Geometric compositions in hues of blue and green are either painted on the wall or adhered to the glass railing facade in the form of translucent color film. Alluding to horizons and vistas, expansive bodies of land and water, the work takes its inspiration from the Panama Canal, one of the icons of 19th century aspirations for the New World. The construction of the Panama Canal (1880 - 1914) was a historical triumph of international ambition at the turn of the century. Upon completion, the 51-mile-long ship canal connected the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean by cutting across the Isthmus of Panama, and has since become a key conduit for global maritime trade. The area's topography is characterized by vast mountain vistas, the Gatun Lake, and the presence of the Panama Canal Locks (long vertical barriers of different sizes controlling the passage of over-sized ships), and is a spectacular fusion of the natural world and man's interventions upon it. Stages, Mountains, Water deftly renders the peculiar landscape of the Panama Canal in a minimal composition of color and shapes. While the color-treated glass railing facade creates an evocative aquatic effect, the "cloud of blades" overhead ? clustered sculptural cutouts spanning the gallery's ceiling - symbolizes man's forceful intercession in the natural landscape that profoundly altered the location. The installation further brings the view of Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the Unisphere, a 140-foot-high steel representation of Earth built as an emblem for the 1964 World's Fair, into the gallery space itself. Separated by exactly half a century, the Panama Canal and the Unisphere - both products of the state-of-the-art engineering of their time - echo each other with the timeless human aspiration for exploration they embody, whether by taming the power of the oceans or spanning the infinite reaches of outer space.

How I Became a Pirate - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
January 06, 2013 - Midwood

In this new musical based on the best-selling children's book, Jeremy's talent for building sand castles and digging moats has earned him a place on the crew of Braid Beard's ship. It's a grand adventure, indeed, until Jeremy remembers all the things that he left behind. Surely, the pirates can be convinced to take him home! A Target Storybook Series event recommended for ages six and up. Tickets: $7. 2pm.

Native Voices: New England Tribal Families - Stepping Stones Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Norwalk

This exhibit is an introduction to Native Americans living in New England today. By visiting five different communities from northern to southern New England, visitors learn about Native American traditions and how modern families balance contemporary life with preservation of important cultural identities through stories and songs.

Building Boom with KEVA (Knowledge-Exploration-Visual Arts) - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Garden City

Get ready to explore the simple and complex possibilities of construction as you move from the drawing board to the construction crew. Building Boom with KEVA encourages you to conceive, then build, the design project of your dreams -- bridges, skyscrapers, castles, airplanes, trestles, spirals and more. You?ll develop a first-hand understanding of the physical forces at work in the design process as you apply principles of balance, proportion and geometry to your design. Building Boom with KEVA brings out the designer, architect and engineer in each of us as you problem solve and think in three dimension. Uniform in size, KEVA planks use only gravity ? no glue or connectors. You'll dabble with physics to achieve balance, proportion and stability. Stumped for a design project? Draw inspiration from 50 permanent building models on display. This exhibit runs through January 6, 2013.

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World - Queens Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 - Flushing

This exhibit features more than 400 works, including painting, sculpture, prints, books, photography, film, video, and historic artifacts from various Caribbean nations, Europe and the United States. Transcendent in scope, this exhibit examines the exchange of people, goods, ideas and information between the Caribbean basin, Europe, and North America, and it explores the impact of these relationships on the Caribbean and how it is imagined.

Chinese Gardens - Pavilions, Studios, Retreats - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 - New York

In the densely populated urban centers of China, enclosed gardens have long been an integral part of residential and palace architecture, serving as extensions of living quarters. The preferred site for hosting literary gatherings, theatrical performances, and imaginary outings, gardens were often designed following the same compositional principles used in painting. And as idealized landscapes, gardens often drew inspiration from literary themes first envisioned by painters. Not only were painters often recruited to design gardens, but as gardens came to be identified with the tastes and personalities of their residents, artists were also called upon to create idealized paintings of gardens to serve as symbolic portraits intended to reflect the character of the owner. This exhibition, which encircles the Astor Chinese Garden Court, explores the pictorial imagery of gardens as an abiding source of artistic invention. Featuring more than sixty paintings, as well as ceramics, carved bamboo, lacquerware, metalwork, textiles, and several contemporary photographs from the Museum's collection, the exhibition examines the rich interactions between pictorial and garden arts in China across more than one thousand years.

Tunes with Tina - Bar on Fifth at Setai Fifth Avenue
Through January 06, 2013 - Midtown East

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. September's theme is "Back to Broadway," October's theme is "Let's See Your Costume", November's theme is "Move with the Movies," and December's theme is "Here Come the Holidays."

KaleidoZone - Chaos and Containment - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Garden City

Chaos and Containment are two psychological states all human beings experience in varying degrees and intensity. This exhibit intends to inspire and foster conversations pertaining to the differences and parallels between art made by artists and art made by artists with mental disabilities. Visitors will see and appreciate each other�s qualities even if those go hidden behind us being distracted by out-of-the-norm behaviors caused by a disability. This exhibit features a selection of work that was created in an art therapy workshop at Family Residences and Essential Enterprises. The exhibit runs through January 6, 2013.

GROOVE BUFFET Classic R&B, Motown & Soul Revue - Lucille's
January 06, 2013 - New York

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. 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. Again at 10:30pm.

Holiday Happenings at Stepping Stones - Stepping Stones Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Norwalk

Enjoy sock skating, a life-sized igloo, festive train rides (weather permitting), caroling, decorative snowmen, a Celebrations Maze and visits with Santa, Frosty and other friends from the North Pole.

Durer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Midtown

Durer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich showcases the Morgan's significant holdings with exceptional examples by Italian, German, French, and Dutch and Flemish artists of the Renaissance and baroque; German draftsmen of the nineteenth century; and an international contingent of modern and contemporary draftsmen. This exhibition marks the first time works from the renowned graphics collection at Munich have been shown in the United States.

ROLLING STONES: 50 - Paley Center for Media
Through January 06, 2013 -

The Paley Center for Media is thrilled to be part of the fiftieth milestone celebration of The Rolling Stones, who on July 12, 1962, went on stage for the first time at the Marquee Club in London's Oxford Street and changed music history. This gallery exhibit—first seen at Somerset House, London, and never before exhibited in the U.S.—includes seventy rare prints including reportage, live concert and studio sessions, and outtakes, giving us an unmatched, front-row look at every period of the band's history. To complement the photography exhibition, the Paley Center has curated a video compilation from its wide-ranging music collection, highlighting the Stones's most impressive appearances over five decades.

NYC Audubon: Winter Seals & Water Birds of NY Harbor - Circle Line Downtown
January 06, 2013 - New York

Meet at South Street Seaport's Pier 17 and come aboard NY Water Taxi's eco-friendly vessel for a winter adventure in New York Harbor! Look for harbor seals on the rocky shores of Governor's Island and the more remote Hoffman and Swinburne Islands. Learn about the surprisingly diverse winter birds of New York City, including ducks, geese, loons, and sandpipers, many of which migrate south from the Arctic. See the Statue of Liberty and pass under the Verrazano Bridge. Dress warmly and bring your binoculars. Hot tea and cocoa will be served. Limited to 100. To register, contact New York Water Taxi at 212-742-1969 or $35 for adults; $25 for children 3-12 (Children under 3 free admission). Recommended for ages 6 and up (but all ages welcome). Directions: The cruise launches from South Street Seaport, at 89 South Street -- a 5-10 minute walk from the A,C,J,Z,2,3 Fulton Street stop. The boarding area for New York Water Taxi is located 20 feet from the bow (front) of the big red "Ambrose" light ship between Pier 16 and Pier 17. For more directions, visit

Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show - Javits Center
January 06, 2013 - Midtown

The Javits Center transforms into a boat lover's paradise at the 2013 Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show. For four days in January, visitors can beat the post-holiday blues and gear up for summer with exciting attractions that are sure to entertain and deals on the best in boating. Avid boaters and those just discovering the boating lifestyle can shop and compare hundreds of boat brands side by side to find competitive deals on everything from luxury motor yachts and sport fishers to performance boats, sailboats, and thousands of marine accessories. Wake boarding superstars Phil and Bob Soven who star in MTV's The Wake Brothers, will chat with fans about their "extreme" experiences as two of the nation's top-rated professional wake boarders. Other highlights include interactive boating workshops, a real American shipwreck, the Dema 'Be a Diver' pool and Paddlepalooza, the nation's first and longest running boat show offers fun for the whole family with plenty of ways to discover why life is better with a boat. Kids can marvel at hundreds of boats of all sizes and enjoy playing "captain" as they take the helm, plus family and kid-friendly features include: kids can paddle their own boat in the mini paddleboat lake, get creative at Create-a-Boat, and try their hand at docking in the Powerboat Docking Challenge! Kids ages 13+ can try SCUBA at the Dema "Be a Diver" Pool and test their paddlesports skills on water and on land at Paddlepalooza.

Birding Basics - Winter Birds - Westmoreland Sanctuary
January 06, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Observe birds visiting the bird feeding station and learn to ID the most common visitors by sight, sound, and feeding preference. A great introduction to bird watching for enthusiasts young and old. Not appropriate for children younger than age 5. RSVP by Jan 5.

Winter Creature Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
January 06, 2013 - Norwalk

These cruises seek out the harbor seals, gray seals and even harp seals that have been coming down into the Sound in growing numbers each winter. Educators on board the research vessel Oceanic point out these federally protected marine mammals and talk about their natural histories. They'll also help identify such winter waterfowl as buffleheads, mergansers and Old Squaws. Bring binoculars and plenty of warm clothes. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Space is limited so advance reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-up tickets will be sold, space permitting. The cruises depart from the dock outside the Aquarium's IMAX movie theater. For reservations or more details, call ext. 2206.

Robert Frost: Holiday Cards in the Perkin Gallery - Pequot Library
Through January 06, 2013 - Southport

Poet Robert Frost wrote original poetry for his holiday greeting cards. Many were illustrated by prominent artists, mostly working with woodblock prints. The cards were then printed by the Spiral Press, founded in 1926 by Joseph Blumenthal. These cards are on display thanks to Elinor Wilber, Robert Frost's granddaughter, who has loaned them to the Pequot Library for this exhibit.

'The Ugly Duckling' & 'The Tortoise and the Hare' - Landmark on Main Street
January 06, 2013 - Port Washington

Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling" has helped generations of children understand one of humanity's universal struggles. Lightwire Theater brings this classic story to the modern stage offering hope as we root for the ugly duckling who exemplifies resilience and heroism along the way to becoming a beautiful swan. Aesop's fable, "The Tortoise and the Hare," now more than 2,500 years old, continues to drive home the time-tested adage, "Slow and steady wins the race." Lightwire Theater, with its dazzling visuals, poignant choreography and creative use of music ranging from classical to jazz to pop, literally brings these beloved tales into a new and brilliant light.

An All Youth Production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
January 06, 2013 - Smithtown

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: A Ghost Story of Christmas - John W. Engeman Theater
Through January 06, 2013 - Northport

Michael Wilson's adaptation is a creative re-telling of Dickens' classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the heartless miser who discovers the true meaning of the holiday season after a Christmas Eve haunting. Wednesdays-Sundays, November 20-January 6, 2013.

Bagels-n-Blox - Temple Beth Torah
January 06, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Parents with toddlers are invited for a morning of movement, music, and fun. Parents and children between 6 weeks and 3 years are welcome.

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer - John w. Engeman Theatre
January 06, 2013 - Northport

Come see a staged version of the classic holiday story of a reindeer who turns an obstacle into an opportunity to help Santa deliver presents on Christmas eve.

'ELF: The Musical' - Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Through January 06, 2013 - Midtown

"ELF: The Musical" is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and his step-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Based on the 2003 movie Elf starring Will Ferrell, "ELF: The Musical" has become a New York holiday tradition.

'Simple Gifts' - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
January 06, 2013 - Greenvale

Featuring virtuoso, life-like marionettes, Simple Gifts is a series of poignant scenes from everyday life set to music by such composers as Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven, and Copland. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Let's Kill Grandma This Christmas - The Theater at St. Clement's
Through January 06, 2013 - New York City

The Holidays are murder -- literally. This year stuff your stocking with rat poison, a pistol, octogenarian sex, a little giggle-weed, and a family hungry for more than Grandma's Christmas dinner. Possessed by greed, the family plots and schemes murder in order to get Grandma's money. Let's Kill Grandma This Christmas is a twisted black comedy that says there's no place like six feet under for The Holidays. Official open, Dec. 3. The cast includes: Roxie Lucas (B'way: Damn Yankees, My Favorite Year, Harrigan 'n Hart); Adam Mucci (HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" B'way: You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush), Kevin O'Donnell (Film: The Word; Salt TV: "Unforgettable"), Katie Webber (B'way: Catch Me If You Can, Memphis: A New Musical, Rock of Ages, Wicked TV: "Smash," "American Idol", Brandi Nicole Wilson (Love Me Tinder, MITF Best Actress Nom.; Film: Bert and Arnie's Guide to Friendship, That's What She Said), James Wirt (Saturn Return. Film: Motive, The Order of Things), Sets and lights will be designed by Harry Feiner, Props will be designed by Jeena Yoon. Casting by Judy Bowman.

Blues Clues - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
January 06, 2013 - Bayside

Start the new year with old friends. Enjoy this break-through play-along show that allows its audience to “step inside” and become part of a bright, fanciful world where the host, Steve, lives with his animated puppy, Blue.

Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove - IZOD Center
January 06, 2013 - East Rutherford

Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. Then set sail with Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and Captain Hook and his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land. Also, trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa, and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’ Finally, don’t be late to a very important date with Alice and the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army Of Cards.

Munchkins and Mishpacha (Mommy/Daddy and Me) - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 06, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Parents or caregivers with children up to age 3 are invited to this weekly class with a Jewish Twist.

Through January 06, 2013 - Bridgeport

Characters from Cars, Toy Story 3, Tinker Bell and The Little Mermaid glide across the ice to take the audience from an enchanting undersea kingdom to the mystical world of Pixie Hollow and then on to a daycare center with rambunctious tots. Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Cars perform daring stunts. From wheels to waves, playtime to pixie dust, your family's favorite Disney moments come to life. Tickets are available at, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

JCC Camp Discovery Reunion and Open House - Bounce The Party Place
January 06, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Bounce for joy - camp is only five months away! Warm up this winter with your summer friends. Have fun on the inflatables, practice summer dances with a DJ, play arcade games, and enjoy snacks.

Snakes Alive - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
January 06, 2013 - Cornwall

Adults and children ages 5 and up are invited to meet live snakes and explore the incredible world of these often misunderstood reptiles.

Animal Adventures: Whooo's Out There? - Teatown Lake Reservation
January 06, 2013 - Ossining

Meet a few of Teatown's ambassador animals in this program featuring owls.

Jenny Murphy of Babies & Grands Music - White Plains Public Library
January 06, 2013 - White Plains

Babies and toddlers with parents or caregivers make music with Jenny Murphy. Limited space; tickets distributed 30 mins. in advance.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'Cloak and Dagger' - Jacob Burns Film Center
January 06, 2013 - Pleasantville

Fresh from E.T., Henry Thomas plays a kid with a wild imagination who spends a lot of time with his video games. When one of the games begins to blend with reality and his dad (Dabney Coleman) is too busy to help, where does the boy go for help? His imaginary secret-agent friend is the obvious choice. A fun action thriller. 101 mins. PG.

Sunday Concerts @ Central: Zé Mauricio's Hot Samba - Central Library
January 06, 2013 - Jamaica

Enjoy sizzling carnaval samba from Rio de Janeiro together with the glittering costumed dancers, gyrating bodies and fancy foot work that is sure to make you wonder how they do it.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
January 06, 2013 - South Salem

An excellent 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. Pre-registration required.

Monster Energy Invitational - Madison Square Garden
Through January 06, 2013 - New York

Every event begins with pyrotechnics, explosions, and flames. Then the excitement really begins when the Top 35 bull riders in the world compete against the fiercest bucking bulls on the planet, providing two hours of thrills and spills guaranteed to keep you on the edge-of-your-seat and your heart pounding. The nationally-televised Built Ford Tough Series visits some of the most famous arenas across the United States, including Madison Square Garden in New York and Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Each event has a winner, and riders accumulate points towards the ultimate goal, the Professional Bull Riders World Championship. The highest-paid bull riders in the world are not only competing for the coveted Championship Buckle, but also the $1 million bonus awarded to the winner.

Kids' Weekend Crafts - The Cupcake Corner
January 06, 2013 - Garden City

Bring your children to The Cupcake Corner any Saturday or Sunday (except for Holidays) and they will love creating a fun little craft. The craft differs each weekend and are themed around the holidays. No reservations necessary.

Holiday Happenings at Stepping Stones - Stepping Stones Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Norwalk

Children enjoy sock skating, a life-sized igloo, festive train rides (weather permitting), caroling, decorative snowmen, a Celebrations Maze and visits with Santa, Frosty and other friends from the North Pole.

Family Art Project: Sunrise, Sunset - Wave Hill
January 06, 2013 - Bronx

Look to the sky's palette of colors, infused with shades of dusk or dawn, then blend and blur paint and tissue-paper dyes against a silhouette of forest, city skyline, river or bridge, to create an inspirational scene.

Indoor Farmers' Market - Westchester County Center
January 06, 2013 - White Plains

Featuring fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses, maple syrup, honey, jams, meats, pickles, soaps and more, grown and produced by New York State farmers and vendors. Parking is $5. Discount parking coupons available at

January Story Circle - Heroes - Hudson River Museum
January 06, 2013 - Yonkers

Circle round to listen as volunteers read folk and fairy tales illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Today, "John Henry and Minty: A Story of a Young Harriet Tubman." Reader: C. Anthony Bannister, Storyteller.

Be an Artist Apprentice - Hudson River Museum
January 06, 2013 - Yonkers

Learn how create picture book stories inspired by the work of Caldecott Award winner Jerry Pinkney with Fashion Institute of Technology students who study with Eric Velasquez. Four days over two weekends; attend one or multiple sessions, and bind your story into a book. Today's program: An Animal. Work may be selected to be on view at the Museum's Education Center. For ages 9 and older (younger artists are welcome to collage). Art materials supplied.

How I Became a Pirate - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
January 06, 2013 - Midwood

This new musical is based on the best-selling children's book in which Jeremy's talent for building sand castles and digging moats has earned him a place on the crew of a make-believe pirate ship--all fine and good until he begins to miss what he left behind. For ages 6 and older.

Open Studio: Inventing Tools - The Noguchi Museum
January 06, 2013 - Long Island City

Families are encouraged to explore the galleries and then make art in the Education Room in response to their experience. Educators are present to discuss gallery connections, introduce materials, and assist with art making. Materials included.

From the RAC Studio - Rowayton Arts Center
January 06, 2013 - Rowayton

Meet RAC's award-winning artist-instructors and their artist students during this opening reception. Prior to the reception, a free demonstration by Frank Bruckmann will be held from 2-4 pm in the RAC Art School upstairs studio.

Sounds Like Music - Long Island Children's Museum
January 06, 2013 - Garden City

Immerse yourself in a shower of sound and music as you step into soundscapes of the imagination as you view this exhibit Sound Showers. Participate in fun hands-on activities as you create fun sounds and play along rhythm.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
January 06, 2013 - Garden City

Tots will be up to their elbows in goo, shaving cream, and Play Doh in this class full of artistic activities that makes being messy lots of fun. The session offers a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to 4 years.

Let Freedom Ring! Jubilee Celebration - Fairfield Museum and History Center
January 06, 2013 - Fairfield

An interfaith celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation featuring readings, songs and prayers for freedom, based on the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights. Refreshments will follow.

Create a Grand Central City - New York Transit Museum
January 06, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The 100-year-old Grand Central Terminal a world unto itself: trains below, buildings above, set amidst the maze of midtown Manhattan. Kids of all ages will fashion a Terminal City of our own with trains, tunnels, skyscrapers, roadways, and more.

Blooming Babies: Baby it's Cold Outside - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 06, 2013 - Crown Heights

Warm up at the Brooklyn Children's Museum and discover how people and animals around the world keep warm during the cold winter months. Explore Inuit dolls from the Museum's collection, and enjoy a warm cup of hot cocoa.

Animation 101 - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 06, 2013 - Crown Heights

The Museum will use the science of optics to play tricks on our brains! Learn the basics of animation by designing a circle twirler that will magically make two drawings merge into one.

Meet the Holiday: Three King's Day - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 06, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids, age 5 and older, discover the holiday of the Three Kings Day, learn its cultural connection, and create a jeweled crown to take home.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
January 06, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
January 06, 2013 - Staten Island

Tease your brain and create art from octagons plus squares.

Trout Birthday Party - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
January 06, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Celebrate the hatching of baby trout. Enjoy some cake and refreshments.

Holiday Express: Can You Spot It? - DiMenna Children's Histtory Museum at New-York Historical Society
January 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

Families take this i-spy hunt into the Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection to spot the intricate details in these amazing model train scenes, composed of miniature trains, stations, people, and decorations made by the Marklin model train company. Can you spot the refreshment stand? The station clock? How many train cars are pulling into the train station? Bring the whole family, pick up your hunt, and see who can spot the most.

BYOK: Kira Willey - 92YTribeca
January 06, 2013 - Tribeca

Join Kira and her band for a rockin' show to kick off 2013. In the kindie music world, Kira Willey breaks through with her unique music that blends upbeat, danceable tunes with get-up-and-move yoga inspiration. Willey has received an Independent Music Award for Best Children's Album: Dance for the Sun, an Independent Music Award for Best Children's Song: "Caterpillar Caterpillar," the Just Plain Folks Best Children's Song Award: "Colors," a 2007 Parents' Choice Award: Dance for the Sun, and two Children's Music Web Awards–one for Best Recording for Preschoolers: Dance For The Sun, and one for Best Children’s Song: "Caterpillar Caterpillar."

Arena Players Repertory Theatre Presents: Cheating Cheaters - Vanderbilt Carriage House
January 06, 2013 - Centerport

In this touching, funny play, two sisters impersonate begging nuns in order to put their niece through art school. All this is complicated by a burglar, who makes off with the nuns' ill-gotten gains and a suspicious policeman, who has followed them home.

January 06, 2013 - East Islip

For Shirley, the years have gone by too fast, and she is now mired in an "unused life." Unhappy in her doldrums, she jumps at the chance to escape. Shirley commits subtle anarchy and has the adventure of a lifetime, but what does she do when it is time to head home? This is a play that speaks to everyone who has ever wanted more.

Through January 06, 2013 - New York

Tony-winner Donna McKechnie graces the stage of 54 Below in a brand new show: a musical déjà vu celebrating the scintillating 70?s in New York City – the heyday of Studio 54. McKechnie, best known the world over for creating the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line, is also well-known for her Broadway appearances in State Fair, On the Town, Company, Promises, Promises and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. For these five very special performances, Donna (Broadway Royalty!) will salute this remarkable era via the music of Jim Croce, Peter Allen, Marvin Hamlisch, Billy Strayhorn, and Stephen Sondheim, with arrangements and music direction by John McDaniel.

Sunday Studio @ The Met - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 06, 2013 - Upper East Side

Try your hand at creating works of art right next to the ones in the museum's galleries. Each Sunday Studio focuses on a different culture and art form and features family-friendly activities led by an artist. Art supplies are provided.

Professional Bull Riders - Madison Square Garden
January 06, 2013 - Midtown

Buckle up! Professional Bull Riding returns to Madison Square Garden with the 2013 Monster Energy Invitational. Following three consecutive sold-out performances in 2012, the PBR returns to New York City for the seventh consecutive year to open the 2013 elite Built Ford Tough Series season and kick-off the 20th anniversary of PBR competition. Two decades ago, 20 cowboys with one dream transformed bull riding into a global sports phenomenon that is now televised worldwide. Their vision and determination made PBR one of the fastest growing sports in history which has awarded over $120 million dollars in prize money over to date. The 20th Anniversary celebration includes stops in at least 15 different states over 27 events on the 2013 Built Ford Tough Series tour. This seventh annual event, the Monster Energy Invitational, will feature the Top 35 bull riders in the world and the country's fiercest bucking bulls. Fans will be able to experience three action-packed nights of intense 8-second rides and outrageous wrecks as 150-pound cowboys ? including 2012 MSG Invitational Champion Cody Nance and reigning World Champion Silvano Alves ? have their chance in the arena against their 2,000-pound opponents. The PBR is the world's premier bull riding organization. 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of PBR competition. In just two decades, the dream of 20 bull riders has become a global sports phenomenon that is televised worldwide. More than 100 million viewers annually watch primetime PBR programming on networks around the world and nearly two million fans attend Built Ford Tough Series and Touring Pro Division events each year. 25 riders have earned over $1 million each, including Justin McBride with $5.5 million ? the most of any Western-sports athlete in history. PBR World Champion Silvano Alves also reached $2 million in 23 months and 58 events, which is faster than any bull rider in history. The Built Ford Tough Series will make 26 stops around the U.S. before the Built Ford Tough World Finals in Las Vegas on Oct. 23-27, 2013. The World Finals are where the PBR World Champion will be crowned and awarded the coveted championship buckle and a $1 million bonus. Known as the richest bull riding event to take place, the World Finals awards over $2 million to participating riders each year. Prior to PBR, there was not a bull rider who earned $1 million during their career, including eight-time world champion Donnie Gray. Top-ranked rodeo bull riders could earn $100,000 at most in a season, compared to 20 or more riders earning over $100,000 apiece in each of the last seven years of PBR. In 2011, 22 riders earned over $100,000, 10 of which won more than $200,000. PBR has awarded over $120 million dollars in prize money over 20 years of competition. For more information on the PBR, go to, or follow on Facebook at, Twitter at, and YouTube at

World's Fairs of the Future - Museum of the City of New York
January 06, 2013 - Upper East Side

In the 1930s, when America was struggling through an economic crisis known as the Great Depression, six World's Fairs were mounted across the country, to give citizens hope and a vision for the future, and here in New York, Flushing Meadow Park in Queens was created as the home of the 1939 World's Fair. Explore the new exhibition "Designing Tomorrow: America's World's Fairs of the 1930s" with a museum educator, and discover the robots, inventions, and creative design and architecture that shaped the futuristic vision of the World's Fairs of the 1930s. Children will then get the chance to work with clay to create their own 2013 World's Fair pavilion. Recommended for ages 6-15.

Studio Sunday with Cathy Rosamond - Museum of Arts and Design
January 06, 2013 - Columbus Circle

On the first Sunday of the month, join a professional artist to explore the galleries followed by a hands-on workshop inspired by the objects in the exhibition. This program is suitable for ages 6 and older. At MAD, the goal is to make everyone feel comfortable and enthusiastic about the opportunity to learn through their hands while having a good time in the galleries and studio. This inter-generational workshop will focus on actively engaging with the exhibition The Art of Scent. There will be fun and thought-provoking discussions on how to interpret and translate what you smell into other senses, especially the more "tangible" senses like seeing and touching. What color does the smell of a certain perfume evoke? What would the smell of ocean feel like in texture?

Just Drop In! - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
January 06, 2013 - Upper East Side

Museum educators lead creative, interactive projects for visitors that explore exhibition highlights.

Open Studios for Families - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
January 06, 2013 - Upper East Side

Families are able to stop by the Sackler Center's Studio Art Lab and create a work of art inspired by the Guggenheim's winter exhibitions.

Sunday Story Hour - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
January 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

Hear tales of New York and learn about the city's history with these stories for young children.

Owl Prowl - Tenafly Nature Center
January 06, 2013 - Tenafly

Kids can join an Environmental Educator for an introduction and visit from a live owl. The group will then venture outside in search of these nocturnal feathered friends. Recommended for adults and families with children 5 and up. Pre-registration required.

Dominick Farinacci and a Monster Truck Driver Deliver Toys to Bring a Smile to Children's Faces Who Were Devastated by Hurricane Sandy - The Salvation Army
January 06, 2013 - New York

A massive truck load of toys will be donated to The Salvation Army in East Harlem. Dominick and other amazing musicians will perform a concert for the children affected by this tragedy. Toys will be distributed to the children by Dominick and Kevin Mileti following the concert. Dominick and his hometown of Cleveland want to help victims of Sandy by bringing toys to them on the holidays. In the past two weeks since the launch of this campaign Dominick has involved over 35 musicians for performances to raise toys. Over 1200 toys have been donated and there will be many more to come!

Monster Energy Invitational - Madison Square Garden
Through January 06, 2013 - Midtown

The seventh annual Monster Energy Madison Square Garden Invitational features the Top 35 bull riders in the world and the country's fiercest bucking bulls. Fans will be able to experience intense 8-second rides and outrageous wrecks as 150-pound cowboys – including 2012 MSG Invitational Champion Cody Nance and reigning World Champion Silvano Alves – have their chance in the arena against their 2,000-pound opponents. Tickets are available at the MSG box office, online at and by telephone at (800) 745-3000. For more information visit

So We Think We Can Dance - Darien Arts Center
Through January 06, 2013 - Darien

The show features new dances choreographed entirely by DAC students. A reception will follow the performance. Tickets may be reserved by emailing

Kira Willey & Friends Family Yoga Concert - 92Y Tribeca
January 06, 2013 - Tribeca

Bring the whole family to a Kira Willey & Friends yoga concert. Best known for her song "Colors," which earned her fans around the globe when Dell featured it in a laptop commercial, Kira is not only an award-winning kids' artist, she's also the founder of Fireflies Musical Yoga for Kids. Her high-energy shows are unique, participatory events which include lots of fun, musical Yoga Breaks. Kira's special guest will be New York's own kindie favorite Suzi Shelton.

2012 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree - Rockefeller Center
Through January 07, 2013 - New York

The 80th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit by 30,000 energy efficient LED lights on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012. The Tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 11pm on January 7th, 2013.

Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 07, 2013 - Midtown

This MoMA gallery exhibition and accompanying film retrospective will be the first presentation of the Quay Brothers' work in all their fields of creative activity. Internationally renowned moving image artists and designers, the Quay Brothers were born outside Philadelphia and have worked from their London studio, Atelier Koninck, since the late 1970s. For over 30 years, they have been in the avant-garde of stop-motion puppet animation and live-action movie-making in the Eastern European tradition of filmmakers like Walerian Borowczyk and Jan Svankmajer and the Russian Yuri Norstein, and have championed a design aesthetic influenced by the graphic surrealism of Polish poster artists of the 1950s and 1960s. Beginning with their student films in 1971, the Quay Brothers have produced over 45 moving image works, including two features, music videos, dance films, documentaries, and signature personal works, including The Street of Crocodiles (1986), the Stille Nacht series (1988-2008), Institute Benjamenta (1995), and In Absentia (2000). They have also designed sets and projections for opera, drama, and concert performances such as Tchaikovsky's Mazeppa (1991), Ionesco's The Chairs (Tony-nominated design, 1997), Richard Ayre's The Cricket Recovers (2005), and recent site-specific pieces based on the work of Bart?k and Kafka. In addition to their better known films, this exhibition will include never-before-seen moving image works and graphic design, drawings, and calligraphy, presenting animated and live-action films alongside installations, objects, and works on paper.

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.

'Illusion' - Able Fine Art NY Gallery
Through January 08, 2013 - New York

Able Fine Art NY Gallery is pleased to present a group show featuring the works of three diverse artists: Hisako Kobayashi, Jin-Seob Yun, and Denise Petit Caplan. Each artist’s unique style is vibrantly abstract and expressive with a strong sense of harmony, feeling, and dynamism. Hisako Kobayashi’s hard-worked colorful surfaces, reminiscent of Mark Rothko and Bruce Marden, portray an emotional and poetic process that embody harmony in the disarray of nature. Her lighter colors reflect the quality of light and achieve a feeling of translucency. Kobayashi’s abstract multi-layered paintings reflect impulses of dynamism and feeling while creating a three-dimensional accord. Jin-Seob Yun plays with vivid color by creating modern figures with color fabrics and strings that similarly illustrate various feelings and emotions but in a playful manner. Yun’s work has been described as both allegoristic and comical while addressing the clashes of desire and illusion one searches for in life. As a classically trained artist, Denise Petit Caplan uses a broad spectrum of mediums in dynamic layers to create glowing harmonious multi-media works full of color and expression. Her multicultural exposure and her career in Decorative Textiles have influenced her focus in fine art and have helped enrich her work through experience.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 11, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Call to register. Classes run through January 11, 2013

Scandinavian Sing-Along - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through January 12, 2013 - Midtown

Scandinavia holds a treasure-trove of children's songs and games. Danish musician Vibe Normann will introduce children to English versions of these songs, play musical games, and perform a selection of songs in modern, jazzy arrangements. Come prepared to move, dance, imagine, and sing your heart out. Vibe Normann is a Danish musician living in New York with a background in classical and Danish folk music. She has a special love for the Danish children's songs that she grew up with, and has performed all over the eastern United States. Normann will be accompanied by pianist Sean Wayland.

Art Exhibit and Presentation about Jamaica Bay - Queens Botanical Garden
Through January 12, 2013 - Flushing

Ongoing through January 12, 2013, Queens Botanical Garden will exhibit ?Fragile Beauty: Jamaica Bay Landscapes,? a photographic showcase of landscapes by Queens-based artist, Rosalie Frost. In conjunction with the exhibit, QBG will present ?Jamaica Bay: Past, Present and Future,? a free lecture by Don Riepe, Jamaica Bay Guardian with the American Littoral Society, on Sunday, December 2 at 2pm. ?Jamaica Bay is home to amazing diversity of wildlife and is perhaps the most important urban estuary in the nation,? explained Mr. Riepe. In his roles with the National Park Service and American Littoral Society, his knowledge of the Bay spans a 30-year time period filled with environmental advocacy and education. His presen

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