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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on July 31


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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, July 31, 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 July 31. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Rummage Sale - Highview Community Playground
Through July 31, 2011 - Nanuet

Do yo have items in your home that you no longer need? Not sure what to do with them? Donate them to the Highview Playground for our Community Rummage Sale, July 30 -31.

Breakfast with the Princess - The Castle at Westhampton
Through July 31, 2011 - Westhampton

Breakfast with the Princess at The Castle every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday in July! Reservations Required. Also available mini manis & organic makeup by the Princess as well as keepsake photo opportunity with the princess!

Long Island Live Steamers Public Run Day - Southaven County Park
July 31, 2011 - Brookhaven

Long Island Live Steamers was founded in 1966 to preserve the fine art of precision steam model making. The railroad operates on 8.5 acres of land, and on Public Run Days, children and adults can ride the many trains. Picnic area and snack bar available. You can come early to watch the trains "steaming up."

Green Currency: Plants in the Economy - New York Botanical Garden
Through July 31, 2011 - Bronx

Green Currency seeks to enrich visitors’ understanding of the important uses of plants through detailed depictions by some of the world’s most accomplished botanical artists. The exhibition, accompanying catalog, and audio tour feature 43 works depicting plants used in medicine, food, clothing, and shelter.

Family Sunday at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
July 31, 2011 - Roslyn Harbor

The museum offers a 1pm docent-led family walk-through of the current exhibition and, beginning at 1:30pm, supervised art activities for the whole family. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries.

Kids Cooking - Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market
July 31, 2011 - Riverhead

Kids Cooking! with Chef Bill is a fun, hands-on weekly workshop dedicated to providing children with the unique opportunity to learn about life on the farm, find out first-hand where food comes from, and incorporate delicious, healthy food into their diet.

Historic Old Time Baseball Matches- 1864 Rules - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
July 31, 2011 - Old Bethpage

Take them out to the ballgame. July was a time when Long Island farmers, tradesmen, and shopkeepers would spend leisurely afternoons playing the young and emerging "American Game" - Baseball. Today, Long Island Vintage Baseball Clubs turn out each Sunday at Old Bethpage Village Restoration to play 19th Century rules baseball in the uniforms, style, and rules of the 1860's.

Historic Old Time Baseball Tournament – 1860 to 1888 - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
July 31, 2011 - Old Bethpage

Vintage baseball clubs from throughout the northeast will join the Old Bethpage Village Old Time Baseball clubs in playing two days of 19th century rules baseball in the uniforms, style, and rules of several early baseball eras. Concerts by the Old Bethpage Village Brass Band will add to the festivities each afternoon.

Maira Mondays - The Jewish Museum
Through July 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Explore the crazy world of lovable artist Maira Kalman and discover her playful paintings of dogs with hats, musical instruments, marvelous maps, and colorful buttons in this special series. Hear readings from her children's books, sketch, and play games in the galleries.

SEUSSICAL The Musical - Westchester Broadway Theatre
July 31, 2011 - Elmsford

Dr. Seuss's characters come to life in this musical adaptation of the author's stories.

FEEDING FUN - Greenburgh Nature Center
July 31, 2011 - Scarsdale

Visit the live animal museum to see what the center's critters consider to be a gourmet meal.

Nature Crafts - Prospect Park Audobon Center
July 31, 2011 - Flatbush

Children partake in engaging arts activities using natural and recycled materials--much of which is taken from the park itself!

Handiwork: Crafts and Tasks from the Past - Prospect Park
July 31, 2011 -

Imagine yourself in the past. Learn games, pastimes and tasks that were common 200 years ago.

HANDS ON ON THE FARM: EGG COLLECTING - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
July 31, 2011 - Pocantico Hills

Pitch in with hands-on farm activities every Saturday and Sunday in July. Learn about the life of a hen at Stone Barns and help collect eggs. Program appropriate for children ages 2 to 14.

HANDS ON ON THE FARM: GARDENING - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
July 31, 2011 - Pocantico Hills

Learn about what?s growing at Stone Barns and lend a hand in the Greenhouse or Vegetable Field. Pull out a bed of greens to feed to the pigs, plant seeds in the garden, or harvest fresh veggies from the fields. Appropriate for children ages 2 to 14. Registration required.

Butterflies & Bees Seminar with Christopher Kelly, the General Manager at The Plantage Inc. - Martha Clara Vineyards
Through July 31, 2011 -

Dates: Sunday June 26th, July 10th, and July 31st ONLY. This will be a two hour talk focused on the relationship between insects and plants. A live glass walled observation hive will let people see the inner workings of a beehive in complete safely. It is a family friendly environment. Tickets are limited so reserve your spot today @ $50 / $40 for wine club members.

33rd Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Powwow - Queens County Farm Museum
July 31, 2011 - Floral Park

New York City?s oldest and largest Powwow will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over 40 Indian nations will be represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of quality Native American art, crafts, jewelry, and food will be available.

THE WAY OF WATER: Westchester Watersheds - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through July 31, 2011 - Scarsdale

Covers the watershed systems in Westchester County, with a focus on the Lower Hudson River Estuary and the Bronx River watersheds. Learn about some of the environmental challenges to keeping the water clean and discover ways you can help protect your watershed.

Farmers Market - Muscoot Farm
July 31, 2011 - Katonah

Fresh produce, meat, cheese, soap, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish and baked goods are all available at the market.

Concert Al Fresco: Prizing the Pulitzer - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
July 31, 2011 - Katonah

Introduce your family to Caramoor and enjoy the sounds of the concert from the picnic lawns, at an affordable price. No view of stage or performers. All artists and programs are subject to change without notice. Music From Copland House and guest artists.

The 1750 Ogden House Tours - Fairfield Museum and History Center
July 31, 2011 - Fairfield

Enjoy docent-led tours of the 1750 Ogden House and see how people lived in the 18th century. The house is furnished with period objects including textiles and fine pieces of furniture with Fairfield provenance.

Water Wild Weekend - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through July 31, 2011 - Crown Heights

Water is everywhere in New York City! For this summer festival, we'll explore water conservation, learn some great water science, and join in a game of our own "Survivor," where shipwrecked contestants must build a model boat to escape the island.

Captain Blood - Movies for Kids And Their Families - Jacob Burns Film Center
Through July 31, 2011 - Pleasantville

Exciting set pieces and an intense climactic battle at sea set the stage of this 1935 black and white film. The film features Errol Flynn as an enslaved doctor-turned-gentleman pirate. In celebration of the theater's anniversary, children’s tickets to noon weekend kids' films are $1 all year long.

Putnam County Fair - Veterans' Memorial Park
Through July 31, 2011 - Carmel

Visit the Muscoot 4-H Gang and Muscoot's animals.

Merestead Through the Eyes of the Servants - Merestead
July 31, 2011 - Mount Kisco

What was it like to be a servant in a grand estate house in the early 20th century? Visit the servants' wing to see where they lived. Find out what they did for coffee breaks and even how much they earned. Reservation required.

Yiddish Heritage Celebration - Kensico Dam Plaza
July 31, 2011 - Valhalla

Enjoy ethnic music and entertainment.

American Princess Cruises - Whale & Dolphin Adventure Cruises
Through July 31, 2011 - Breezy Point

Hop aboard one of the narrated Adventure Cruises every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday beginning June 15, 2011 and running throughout the summer season. Join the original New York City Whale/Dolphin Watchers, as they head out into the Atlantic Ocean and seek out these beautiful mammals. Bring a regular camera, video camera and/or binoculars if the crew take the official whale and dolphin count. Your photos and videos can be posted on the group's Facebook page.

Bound For Broadway 2011: A Two Act Spectacular - Queensborough Community College
July 31, 2011 - Bayside

Bound For Broadway 2011 is coming to The Professional Performing Arts Center at Queensborough Community College, presented by the Theatre Arts Center. The song and dance revue is choreographed and staged by guest artists from Broadway, such as Robbie Roby and J. Austin Eyer from Billy Elliot, Shannon Lewis from Curtains, Tony Gonzalez from Mama Mia, Stephanie Klemons from In the Heights, and more. The two act spectacular is the product of TAC's four-week Musical Theatre Workshop and features songs and dances from Broadway shows new and old. It is performed by talented young singers and dancers from New York and beyond. Email ticket requests to No telephone orders or reservations. There will be ample free parking. For more information, visit the web site at

Kayaking in Hallets Cove - Socrates Sculpture Park
July 31, 2011 - Long Island City

In partnership with Long Island City Community Boathouse and Partnerships for Parks, Socrates hosts free kayaking (tide and weather permitting) for all ages in Hallets Cove. For more information, please visit or call 718-228-9214. You may also receive updates on the kayaking schedule by following Socrates Sculpture Park on Twitter at

Art for Tots: Creature Feature: Animals of the Imagination - Noguchi Museum
July 31, 2011 - Long Island City

Families with children ages 2-4 are invited to experience The Noguchi Museum together through a variety of activities, which include tours and hands-on workshops. In this workshop, families create animal-themed art using their imaginations. Advanced registration is required, and spaces fill up quickly. For more information, call 718-204-7088 x 203 or go online at

Modern Masters - Chagall, Leger, Matisse, Modigliani, Picasso - Hammer Galleries
Through July 31, 2011 - New York

Mon.-Fri., 9:30am-5pm. Closed Sat.

Summer Songs and Stories - Prospect Park Lefferts Historic House
July 31, 2011 - Flatbush

Storyteller Tammy Hall brings the age-old art of storytelling to Prospect Park. Gather at Lefferts and engage in enchanting tales from around the world

Morning Bird Walk: Early Migrants - Prospect Park Audubon Center
July 31, 2011 - Flatbush

Join the Brooklyn Bird Club in search of the early migrants along the Park's waterways and in the Woodland. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
July 31, 2011 - 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.

Kings County General Store - Southpaw
July 31, 2011 - Park Slope

Kings County General Store is a free local market at Southpaw with design, art, food, shops, vintage goodies, and much more. Drink specials all day. Music by Mikey Palms & Friends. Shmaltz Brewing Company will be sampling their craft beers.

Pack Chat for Kids - Wolf Conservation Center
July 31, 2011 - 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. Meet The WCC's Ambassador wolf pups Pre-registration is required.

Summer Sundays--Family FUN Day - Mahackeno Outdoor Center
July 31, 2011 - Westport

Families can take advantage of Mahackeno and it's amenities including games, competitions, swimming in the pool and boating on the pond.

Sense-sational Bounce - BounceU of Farmingdale
July 31, 2011 - Farmingdale

An open play session with music, games, and playtime geared toward children with special needs.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
July 31, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Enjoy dinner and games. Small prizes for the winners. Break out some of our board games too!

Free Crafts for Kids Every Saturday and Sunday - Lakeshore Learning Store
July 31, 2011 - New Hyde Park

Put little hands to work every Saturday and Sunday with fun craft activities at all Lakeshore Learning Store locations. This free program is ideal for kids ages 3 and up. The program runs through December 31.

Artworks - Brooklyn Children's Museum
July 31, 2011 - Crown Heights

Visit the Totally Tots Art Studio and see what activity is in store for your young Picasso.

Live Animal Encounter - Brooklyn Children's Museum
July 31, 2011 - Crown Heights

Get up close and personal with the Museum's collection of living animals.

The 1750 Ogden House Tours - Fairfield Museum and History Center
July 31, 2011 - Fairfield

Enjoy docent-led tours of the 1750 Ogden House and see how people lived in the 18th century. The house is furnished with period objects including textiles and fine pieces of furniture with Fairfield provenance.

IMAGES Family Day - Fairfield Museum and History Center
July 31, 2011 - Fairfield

Take a closer look at the IMAGES photography exhibit through family-friendly scavenger hunts and Learn to Look activities.

Summer Music Sundays Evening- Orrin Star & the Sultans of String - Bartlett Arboretum
July 31, 2011 - Stamford

Enjoy a picnic and a musical mix of perennial favorites and new artists who perform among magnificent trees and gardens. Orrin Star is an award-winning guitarist and mandolin player.

Summer Music Sundays Morning - Bartlett Arboretum
July 31, 2011 - Stamford

Spend the morning among gardens and plantings as students from the Yale Graduate School of Music perform. Bad weather moves the performance indoors.

Up4Art! - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through July 31, 2011 - Staten Island

Illustrate a favorite children's book cover, using Colored Pencils with Ron Chironna.

A Clearing in the Forest: Music - Peter Jay Sharp Children’s Glade
July 31, 2011 - Manahttan

Enjoy live African music and a found-instrument workshop with Women of the Calabash.

Just Drop In! - Guggenheim Museum
Through July 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Explore exhibition highlights through creative, interactive projects led by museum educators. For families with children ages 3-10.

Summer Sunday Family Tours: Shape Up! - Guggenheim Museum
July 31, 2011 - Manhattan

A family-oriented tour that incorporates conversation and creative, hands-on gallery activities.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
July 31, 2011 - Prospect Heights

In each 90 minute Arty Facts class, children 4-7 and their adult friends explore the galleries, enjoy a family activity, and make their own art.

Open Family Sports Time - Park Slope Armory YMCA
July 31, 2011 - Park Slope

Spend time with your child shooting baskets, kicking a soccer ball, or playing some sports. We provide the space and equipment, you just need to be together to play.

Lefferts Historic House 2nd Floor Tours - Prospect Park
July 31, 2011 -

Normally, the second floor of this historic house is closed from public view. Yet this tour allows you a glimpse into an authentic, time capsule-esque, 19th century home with a fully furnished 1820s bedroom.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Lyceum
July 31, 2011 - Park Slope

Children can work on their chess skills via competition and instruction.

Live Music with N.Y. Exceptions - Martha Clara Vineyards
July 31, 2011 - Riverhead

Live Music - Free Admission

WACky Family Day Goes Green - Westport Arts Center
July 31, 2011 - Westport

Make an environmentally-aware project, inspired by the "Over the River" exhibition.

Monster Jam - Stafford Motor Speedway
Through July 31, 2011 - Stafford Springs

Come see Grave Digger,Son of Digger, Maximum Destruction and others compete against one another.Advanced purchase of tickets recommended.

Galli's 'Sleeping Beauty' - Galli Theater
Through July 31, 2011 - Manhattan

An uplifting remake of the original Grimm story. A witty king and his queen intentionally forget to invite the Thirteenth fairy to their first-born daughter Rose's birthday celebrations. As a result, the wicked witch curses the princess and her kingdom with a 100-year sleep and only the "right" prince can awaken her again.

Family Day - Hearst Plaza
July 31, 2011 - New York

Family Day - Rhythm and the Roots 360 2:00 PM. Featuring Djoniba Dance & Drum Centre, Abadá Capoeira, KR3T’s, and Full Circle Souljahs. Stax Music Academy 3:30 PM. Vy Higginsen’s Gospel for Teens 5:00 PM. Sunday July 31 - Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Hearst Plaza, 65th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. FREE. 212-721-6500

Galli's 'The Little Mermaid' - Galli Seaport
Through July 31, 2011 - Manhattan

In this uplifting remake of the original Hans Christian Anderson story, a young mermaid gives up her life under the sea to gain a human soul and the love of a human prince. The wicked Sea Witch gives her human legs in exchange for her beautiful voice. But how can she now express her love?

Special Needs Open Play - Give It Your All Sports
July 31, 2011 - Ronkonkoma

Children ages 4 and up with special needs can play T-ball, soccer or kickball. The goal is to help players exert physical activity, develop their motor skills and gain confidence by participating in their desired sport in a fun, non-threatening environment.

A Thorny Romance Story - Workshop Theater Main Stage
Through July 31, 2011 - New York

Love shouldn’t hurt. But sometimes it does. Join All In Black And White Productions and the Midtown International Theater Festival as FLOWERS: A Thorny Romance Story takes the Main Stage. Inspired by the poem, 'I Got Flowers Today," this hard-hitting drama intertwines vignettes, music, and spoken word to explore relationships. Whether she’s a Fortune 500 wife and mother, a lesbian poet, a Christian first generation immigrant, or a teenager in love, whenever a women is hit she gets a bouquet of flowers and apology. This is her story.

Butterflies and Bees Seminar - Martha Clara Vineyards
July 31, 2011 - Riverhead

A two-hour talk focused on the relationship between insects and plants. A live glass walled observation hive will let people see the inner workings of a beehive in complete safety. Family-friendly environment.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors' Family Day - Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center
July 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Families can enjoy performances by Rhythm and ROOTS 360 (2pm), Stax Music Academy (3:30pm), and Vy Higginsen's Gospel for Teens (5pm).

The Little Explorers Club: Travel the World Together! - Rubin Museum of Art
Through July 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Children ages 3-5 explore a new terrain, from the tops of mountains to the depths of the seas. They'll pack their bags, share stories, inspect artwork, and create crafts from around the globe.

Family Story Tours - Rubin Museum of Art
Through July 31, 2011 - Manhattan

In this fun and interactive tour, kids ages 5 and up will listen to the stories paintings and sculptures tell and learn how the works of art were made.

The Yak Packers: Early Childhood Art - Rubin Museum of Art
Through July 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Children ages 2-4 and their adult companions look, touch, and explore together, then create projects inspired by Himalayan art.

Music Together In The City Sing Along - City Treehouse
July 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Sing, dance, and play in this internationally recognized early childhood music program for babies through kindergartners led by Erin Lee Kelly and Stephanie Kirkman.

Healthy Lifestyle Festival - Children's Museum of Manhattan
July 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Join in activities throughout the day to learn about healthy portion sizes, balanced meals, and good nutrition.

Give in to Sin: an interactive show exploring the 7 Deadly Sins - TBG Studio Theatre
Through July 31, 2011 - New York

Experience the sins like you've never before! It may be a sin, but in make-believe, everything’s fair game. Playing with Reality creates three adrenaline-pumping new short plays during each performance. Three audience members/volunteers get to be the protagonist in an interactive, spontaneous short story, guided by Playing with Reality’s trained improv members. Choose your favorite deadly sin and play it to the hilt. Maybe you'll satisfy your darker side. Maybe you’ll just add fuel to the fire. Either way, lust, envy and greed will never be the same. Participation is voluntary, so audience members may choose to play the voyeur and watch the lure of the vices. Tickets: $13 in advance at or $15 at the door

'Curtains' - John Whearty Theatre
July 31, 2011 - Thornwood

The Mt. Pleasant Community Theater performs in this musical comedy whodunnit. The year is 1959 and it's opening night at Boston's Colonial Theater when a leading lady mysteriously dies on stage and the entire cast and crew is under suspicion.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Cinderella' - Tarrytown Music Hall
July 31, 2011 - Tarrytown

Random Farms Kids Theater presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella," a production made up of over 120 experienced young actors from around the tri-state area. Purchase tickets at the door, on the Music Hall website, or by calling TicketForce at 877-840-0457. Through August 7.

Jewish Speed Dating for Ages 40-55 at Sidebar on 7/31 - Sidebar
July 31, 2011 - New York

Since 2003 we have been hosting Jewish speed dating events worldwide including London, UK, Tel Aviv, Israel and Paris, France with great success, over 50 couple married and many dating. This evening isn't just about finding your dream partner, it’s also about meeting new people and making new friends, you never know who knows who! Top venues, Quality crowd

Sex Curve - Dorothy Strelsin Theatre
Through July 31, 2011 - New York

The Midtown International Theatre Festival and Spark Motion Productions present Sex Curve, a new, romantic comedy by Merridith Allen. The cast of five includes Bethany Clein, Matt Alford (Off-Bway: To Whom It May Concern), Shanell Sapp, Neville Braithwaite (“Law and Order”), and Kevin Melrose. Sex Curve will play at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 1st Floor, NYC, 10018 for five performances from July 21-31, 2011. Can science control who you might fall in love with? Brilliant biochemist, Marissa, has had a nasty break-up and decides that in order to prevent it from happening again, she’ll have to take matters into her own hands. So, she develops a serum to block the oxytosin hormone in women (the hormone that supposedly causes the ‘love’ emotion) and she and her two roommates, go-go dancer, Lucas, and sex how-to writer, Robyn, test out the effects of the oxytosin-blocker. Told through the structure of the scientific method, what follows is a struggle between heart and head, science and intuition, gender roles, and relationship rules. Can Marissa find love on her own terms? "Everyone falls in love and no one had much say in the matter, which is why it's such a delicious idea to think, hmm...what if I could control that?, stated playwright Merridith Allen. “In Sex Curve, a multi-ethnic cast with varying sexual preferences deals with this question, which I believe evidences one of life's Universal, ironic and funny mysteries." Sex Curve is presented by Spark Motion Productions. Costume Designer: Amanda Caminiti; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR. Sex Curve plays for five performances on the following schedule: Thursday, July 21 @ 9pm; Monday, July 25 @ 6pm; Tuesday, July 26 @5:30pm; Saturday, July 30th @ 9:30pm; and Sunday, July 31st at 4:30pm. Playwright and Director Merridith Allen is a graduate of the MFA program in Playwriting from The University of New Orleans, and also holds a BFA in Acting/Performance from Adelphi University. Her plays have been produced at such venues as The Manhattan Repertory Theatre, The Provincetown Theatre, and The Hudson Guild Theatre. Merridith’s play, The House of Fallen Snow was a finalist at The Strawberry one-act festival in February 2011. In addition, Merridith’s plays have received staged readings and workshops nationally and abroad, and she has been published in Northern Light, a literary collection of student work through The University of Edinburgh. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for student and seniors and can be purchased by visiting The run time for Sex Curve is 90 minutes with no intermission. The Midtown International Theatre Festival’s 2011 Season runs from July 11 – 31 at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1stfloor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W.36th Street, 4th floor. Tickets are $18-15 and are available at or by phone at 866-811-4111. The Midtown International Theatre Festival, now in its twelfth year, celebrates the diversity of theatre. The MITF welcomes theatrical storytelling across a broad spectrum of genres, forms, identities, cultures, and appetites. The MITF seeks to nurture these new ideas, perspectives, and stories on its stages, with an eye set on guiding these productions toward future success and longevity. The festival, traditionally held in summer, represents a fantastic, often paradoxical, adventurous and intriguing cross-section of the forefront of the theatre world. The MITF proudly hosts production companies from across the country and around the globe, uniting talent in one of the biggest theatre capitals in the world. John Chatterton created the MITF in2000, a Midtown alternative to other theatre festivals, as a way to present the finest off-off Broadway talent in convenience, comfort, and safety. In 2008, the Festival added two 99-seat theatres and inaugurated the Commercial Division for upwardly mobile shows with commercial ambitions. For more information, visit

33rd Annual Coors Light Long Island Arm Wrestling Championships - Mulcahy’s Pub
July 31, 2011 - Centereach,

Spectators are invited to watch or compete as the New York Arm Wrestling Association and Mulcahy’s Pub presents the 33rd Annual Coors Light Long Island Golden Arm Wrestling Championships at Mulcahy’s Pub 1702 Middle Country Rd. Centereach, NY 11720 on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. General Admission is $5.00. There are up to 14 weight classes for men and women with categories for both amateurs and pros. The day’s highlight is the crowning of Long Island’s Strongest Arms, belonging to the male and female overall winners. Entry fees for competitors are $20 for men and $15 for women. The Proud Sponsor is Coors Light. Awards and Certificates will be given for first, second and third place in each weight class and $100 pro cash prizes will be given to Long Island’s strongest man and woman. There are no residency requirements. First, second and third place winners are invited to compete in the 35th Annual Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions to be held at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. “The Long Island Arm Wrestling Championships are not only one of the best events of the year, with competition coming from the five Boroughs, tri-state and far beyond, but it also has its own local bragging rights based on rivalry between Nassau and Suffolk Counties,” said Gene Camp founder and president of the New York Arm Wrestling Association. There will also be team competition with some top names from Long Island including 2010 World Champion Bobby Buttafuoco from Rockville Centre, and Mike Bye from East Hampton. The NY Golden Arm series has won a following among demographically diverse, multi-ethnic, health and fitness conscious athletes and consists of six preliminary championships and the Empire State final. The next scheduled event is the 29th Annual Brooklyn Kingsboro Championships on August, 28th. For updated schedules, tournament results, pictures and much more fans can visit the NYAWA Website at or for more Information: call Gene Camp at 718- 544-4592.

Little Club Heads Family Dance Party 2nd Year Anniversary - Broad Street Ballroom
July 31, 2011 - Manhattan

Little Club Heads is a once a month afternoon dance party for parents and kids ages 12 months to 8 years old. Come party with the whole family and dance away to tunes spun by some of NYC's top DJs. Little Club Heads features lots of dancing and entertainment, face painting, clowns, a balloon twister, cartoon characters, games, and special Performances. This month's theme is Little Club Heads' 2nd Year Anniversary Party.

Sex in Mommyville - Manhattan Repertory Theatre
Through July 31, 2011 - New York

In the new comedy-drama, Sex in Mommyville, a guilt-ridden, health-conscious, sex-starved Manhattan mom battles her blackberry-hijacked Wall-Street-lawyer husband, Zeus. Add to this backdrop failed sex attempts, ingenious children, over-eager Russian parents who refuse to leave, encounters with moms baring their lives on talk shows and a flock of MILFs. The result is a fearless portrayal of modern motherhood and devastating commentary on the state of feminism today. "I realized very quickly after I gave birth to my second child that I was not alone in my struggles to juggle a career and two children,” stated playwright Anna Fishbeyn. “ Mothers everywhere I met struggled to achieve respect within their marriages and at work, while fashioning new identities for themselves. I felt inspired to use humor to give voice to these extraordinary women, and speak out on their behalf." The Cast - Anna Fishbeyn Felicia Masia Frank Trezza Kelly Calabrese Peter Quinones The Crew - Molly Ballerstein, Assistant Director Paul Siebold/Off Off PR, Publicist Anna Fishbeyn is a playwright and performer. Her one-woman solo show, Sex in Mommyville, played at the Flea Theater in August 2010. The show received rave reviews from critics and parents alike. Stewart Lewis of WCBS radio called Fishbeyn a "comic genius," and described the show as a poignant critique of our society’s treatment of women. Mothers have called the show "The Vagina Monologues for MOMS" and "chicken soup for marriages." The show has been featured at the famed La MaMa Experimental Theater Club, Stuyvesant Town, the JCC, and played at the Museum of Motherhood Conference, sponsored by Mamapalooza. Ms. Fishbeyn has transformed the solo show into an ensemble piece for its premiere at Manhattan Repertory Theatre in July 2011. Ms. Fishbeyn holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago, an MFA in Fiction from New School University, and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Ms. Fishbeyn's articles, such as, "Wall Street Makeover," "The Silence of Jane Eyre," and "The Miniskirt Dilemma," examine the media-engendered pressures and socially acceptable double-standards affecting women and mothers today. Her novel-in-progress, The Matrimonial Flirtations of Emma Kaulfield, depicts a woman grappling with feminism, love and a splintered identity. Manhattan Repertory Theatre was founded in August 2005 by Ken Wolf, Artistic Director and Jennifer Pierro, Director of Productions. Since its inception, MRT has produced over 600 plays and worked with over 4000 theatre artists. MRT’s mission is to help all artists get their work produced in a professional, supportive and clean environment.

'Sex in Mommyville' - Manhattan Repertory Theatre
July 31, 2011 - New York

In this new comedy-drama, a guilt-ridden, health-conscious, sex-starved Manhattan mom battles her blackberry-hijacked Wall Street-lawyer husband, Zeus. Add to this backdrop failed sex attempts, ingenious children, over-eager Russian parents who refuse to leave, encounters with moms baring their lives on talk shows, and a flock of MILFs. The result is a fearless portrayal of modern motherhood and devastating commentary on the state of feminism today.

RICHIE SANTANA: Diggin' in the Crates - Surf Club
July 31, 2011 - Ortley Beach

Pacha NYC presents... SURF CLUB SUNDAYS Powered by Pacha NYC with music by RICHIE SANTANA Diggin' in the Crates. GET TICKETS - Doors 12 noon - 2AM. Table Reservations 212.209.7500

Barry Manilow's Copacabana - CM Performing Arts Center
July 31, 2011 - Oakdale

This old-fashioned musical weaves a seductive story of love, romance, and jealousy on the way to stardom, as told through the eyes of an aspiring songwriter.

Gardens in Bloom Walking Tour - Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens
July 31, 2011 - Stamford

Tours begin at the Visitor Center terrace.

Summer Music Sundays Evening- Orrin Star & the Sultans of String - Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens
July 31, 2011 - Stamford

Bring a chair or blanket, your favorite beverage and a light snack (no cooking allowed) and enjoy a night of great music. Enjoy the mix of perennial favorites, as well as new artists who will be performing among the magnificent trees and gardens. Member $5 per person, Non member $10 per person. Orrin Star is an award-winning guitarist and mandolin player who combines hot picking, cool singing and good humor. For more information, call 203-322-6971, visit or e-mail * * * * *Our 91-acre nature preserve is a living museum of majestic trees, rare plant collections, charming gardens, and varied natural habitats and landscapes traversed by hiking and walking trails. The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens is open to the public every day of the year.

July Chocolate Tour - Lu Lu Cake
July 31, 2011 - New York

Calling all chocolate lovers, we're visiting the best chocolate venues in Chelsea, Greenwich Village and SoHo. Purchases are additional. We’ll start with LuLu Bake Boutique, a new outlet from Scarsdale, for enticing chocolate-covered twinkies. Then we’ll head to Cones, a premier shop for white chocolate ice cream. Next stop is Vosage, for excellent truffles. And lastly Kee's, for creme brulee filled chocolates. To help support the good work of the Food Bank For New York City, a non-profit helping to feed the hungry, we ask for a $5.00 donation per person. 100% of donations go to charity. Since December 2008 your donations have helped feed 70 New Yorkers for a month. We wish to thank all who generously donated. If you’d like to donate online, please go to Pay Pal at; and send your contribution to; Meet our tour guide with the red ball cap saying Walking Tours Manhattan on Sunday July 31, at 11:00am outside LuLu Bakery, 112 8th Avenue , between West 15-16 Street. Walking distance is 1 1/4 mile, tour lasts 1 ½ hours. For additional food tours please visit our website below:

The Arena Players Children's Theater Presents--The Jungle Book - Carriage House Theater at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
July 31, 2011 - Centerport

Young performers act out the characters from the classic Rudyard Kipling story.

Friday Knight Princess Parties at The Castle - The Castle at Westhampton
July 31, 2011 - Westhampton

Drop the kids off at The Castle for a night of games, crafts, pizza and more. You can stroll next door to enjoy a child-free meal while your child is being treated like royalty. Reservations required.

Farmer's Market - Rye
July 31, 2011 - Rye

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

33rd Annual Coors Light Long Island Arm Wrestling Championships - Mulcahy’s Pub
July 31, 2011 - Centereach

Spectators are invited to watch or compete as the New York Arm Wrestling® Association (NYAWA) and Mulcahy’s Pub present the 33rd Annual Coors Light Long Island Arm Wrestling Championships at Mulcahy’s Pub (1702 Middle Country Rd. Centereach, NY 11720) on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. General Admission is $5.00 and entry fees are $20 for men and $15 for women. There are up to 14 weight classes for men and women with categories for both amateurs and pros. The day’s highlight is the crowning of Long Island’s Strongest Arms, belonging to the male and female overall winners. There are no residency requirements and the Proud Sponsor is Coors Light. Awards and Certificates will be given for first, second and third place in each weight class and $100 cash prizes will be handed out to Long Island’s strongest overall man in the right and left hand categories and to the day’s strongest woman. There is also a $100 bonus cash prize to any man who can win both the right and left overall. All first, second and third place finishers are invited to compete in the Empire State Championship Final in November. “The Long Island Arm Wrestling Championships is not only one of the best events of the year, with competition coming from the five Boroughs, tri-state area and far beyond, but it also has its own local bragging-rights rivalry between Nassau and Suffolk Counties,” said Gene Camp founder and president of the NYAWA. There will also be team competition with some top-name athletes from Long Island including, current World Arm Wrestling Champion Bobby Buttafuoco (Yes, he is Joey’s Brother) from Rockville Centre and NYC Firefighter Mike Ayello from Deer Park, who was chosen the 2010 NYC Arm Wrestler of the Year. Also expected to compete is unbeaten 2011 NYC Queen of Arms and Empire State Champion Joyce Boone from Brooklyn. The 33rd Coors Light LI Arm Wrestling Championships are part of the multi-event NY Golden Arm Series, which consists of six preliminary championships held in each of the five NYC Boroughs and Long Island and culminates in the 35th Annual Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Championship, to be held on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC. The next NY Golden Arm Series event is the Brooklyn-Kingsboro Championships on August 28 at the Brighton Jubilee Festival. For Information, schedules, tournament results, photos, videos and sponsorship opportunities visit the NYAWA Website at or call Gene Camp at 718- 544-4592.

Kings Polo Classic - Bucks Mill Park
July 31, 2011 - Colts Neck

The International Polo Club of Colts Neck brings the "Sport of Kings" to New Jersey, introducing the elegance and excitement of this ancient sport to local families. Several matches will be played in July and August, some of which will star international polo star Nacho Figueras.

ERIC GALES + VOODOO CHILE - A Tribute To JIMI HENDRIX - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 31, 2011 - New York

Voodoo Chile is a tribute project dedicated to keep the music of late-great Jimi Hendrix alive. There's probably no guitarist around that can take Jimi's music to the next level as well as Eric Gales can. Especially alongside the amazing drummer Keith LeBlanc and bassist David Pastorius (nephew of legendary bass player Jaco Pastorius). Maybe you've heard of Eric Gales--that kid out of Memphis, a lefty, playing a Strat upside-down and backwards, the teenager who ever so briefly took Stevie Ray Vaughan's torch back when blues-rock charted Top 40 hits. That kid with the gift, a phenom with all the intangibles, the supreme essence of rock guitar who once drew "better than Jimi" comparisons, who Mike Varney (the authority on lead guitar playing) deems an elite amongst elites. Blues guitar phenom Eric Gales was born and raised in Memphis, learning to play at age four from older brothers Eugene and Manuel in imitation of their upside-down, left-handed style (a tradition actually passed down from their grandfather, Dempsey Garrett, Sr., who was known to jam with the likes of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf). Winning his first blues contest at 11, four years later Eric signed to Elektra to issue his 1991 debut LP, recorded with Eugene on bass; Picture of a Thousand Faces followed in 1993. Manuel (who previously performed under the alias Little Jimmy King) reunited with his siblings for 1995's Left Hand Brand, credited to the Gales Brothers. A newly matured Gales returned in the new millennium to start his solo career. With 4 albums under his belt and now 6 solo efforts, we look forward to more of the devastating guitar tone that is to come. Keith Leblanc is an American drummer and record producer, and is a member of the bands Little Axe and Tackhead. His record, "No Sell Out", was the first sample based record. His career started out on Sugar Hill Records recording with rap pioneers, Grandmaster Flash and Melle Melle. He now has his own record label where he still releases music, sample records and experiments. David Pastorius is the nephew of bass legend Jaco Pastorius. While their last names and instrument of choice is the same, there's a lot of differences between the two. David performs and plays with two bands, Local 518 and Elephant Gun, in and around Florida, and David often performs clinics around the country for Hartke.

BARNUM - Mercy Hall Rotunda at Mercy College
July 31, 2011 - Dobbs Ferry

Broadway Training Center's Summer Mainstage Production. Based on the life and times of circus showman P.T. Barnum.

Film Screening: 'Raining Cats and Frogs' - IFC Center
July 31, 2011 - Manhattan

This award-winning first feature from the director of "A Cat on Paris" and "Mia and the Migoo" is a delicate and charming tale of an old sea captain who unwittingly becomes a modern day Noah when a torrential flood washes over the planet and the animals from the local zoo escape into his floating house. But all is not peaceful aboard the comically tower-shaped houseboat, and when a code of strict vegetarianism is imposed to protect the gentler animals, their carnivorous shipmates plot mutiny. The 2003 film won prizes at Berlin and Ottawa and has been showcased at the world's top festivals.

Sky View Center Celebrates! A Sunday Music Spectacular with CenterStage Presents Big Band Concert - Sky View Center
July 31, 2011 - Flushing

Sky View Center, Queens’ newest shopping center, continues their special event series – Sky View Celebrates! A Sunday Music Spectacular featuring CenterStage: The Queens Center for the Performing Arts. The big band concert will take attendees back in time as they enjoy music from the 30s and 40s - courtesy of Don Echoles-Conway and The Swingin’ Ray Abrams Big Band on Sunday, July 31st at 2:00 PM on level D. The Borough of Queens, with its rich jazz history, has been home to some of the most influential jazz musicians in the world, including Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller and Dizzy Gillespie. Don Echoles-Conway will pay tribute to these talented individuals as he plays big band standards written and/or made famous by many of the jazz musicians that lived in Queens. The Swingin’ Ray Abrams Big Band, a 17-member professional swing band, will also take the stage on Sunday to perform classic swing hits. The band’s pianist, Dotti Anita Taylor, is also a CenterStage faculty member and has played with the band since 2001. Visitors can also stop by the recently opened Hershey’s Ice Cream, Sky Foods Supermarket and Famous Footwear, as well as other popular retailers, including Payless ShoeSource, Old Navy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Marshalls and Target (including a Starbucks & Pizza Hut Express). Additional dining options include Applebee’s Grill & Bar and Chuck E. Cheese’s, with Five Guy’s Burgers and Fries set to open this summer. The show-stopping music series, which is held on Sundays, features a variety of jazz, classical string quartets, piano and percussion performances by the talented students and all-star faculty of CenterStage, a growing organization offering children and adults in Queens the opportunity to bring music and the arts into their lives. For more information about Sky View Center and upcoming events visit us at,, or

Blast to the Past - Historic Richmond Town
Through July 31, 2011 - Staten Island

Blast to the past with Historic Richmond Town and enjoy the days of good old-fashioned summer fun!  Historic Richmond Town’s parking lot will be filled with classic rides like the GraviTron and Bumper Cars, great carnival games like Roller Ball and Balloon Pop,and what would a blast to the past be without hot dogs, sausage and pepper sandwiches, and zeppoles!  Admission FREE! Pay per ride!

The 6th Annual Ruff Riders Rally - Brookhaven Amphitheater Arts & Cultural Center at Bald Hill
July 31, 2011 - Farmingville

Join Save-a-Pet Animal Rescue as we hit the road raising money to care for rescued animals. The sixth annual ruff riders rally starts at Brookhaven Amphitheater at Bald Hill and will go east, ending at Baiting Hollow Vineyards. Rain or shine!

July 31, 2011 - Bronx

Create a wax mosaic flower with crayon bits and heat from the sun.

Discover Comets! - Hudson River Museum
July 31, 2011 - Yonkers

What is a comet? Why does it have a tail? Learn to spot a comet yourself, and watch Steve Ruff, science lecturer, make a comet nucleus, the heart of this solar body. Ages 6+. Free with museum admission.

Pre-Natal Classes - Suffolk Y JCC
Through August 01, 2011 - Commack

Having a Baby? Get Educated! Expectant mothers and their partners can sign up for free breastfeeding, newborn-infant care and Totsaver/CPR classes. Lamaze classes (at a reduced fee) are also offered. A FREE RN home visit, after your new baby arrives home is included for all Lamaze particpants to help ease the transition of having a new addition.

Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deception - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 01, 2011 -

Francis Alÿs (b. 1959, Antwerp, Belgium) uses poetic and allegorical methods to address political and social realities, such as national borders, localism and globalism, areas of conflict and community, and the benefits and detriments of progress. Alÿs's personal, ambulatory explorations of cities form the basis for his practice, through which he compiles extensive and varied documentation that reflects his ideas and process. As one of the foremost artists of his generation, Alÿs has produced a complex and diverse body of work that includes video, painting, performance, drawing, and photography. This exhibition draws on the Museum's unique and important collection of Alÿs's work, highlighting three recent major acquisitions—Re-enactments (2001), When Faith Moves Mountains (2002), and Rehearsal I (Ensayo I) (1999–2001)—which include video installations, paintings, drawings, collages, photographs, and newspaper clippings. These works present an investigation of methods of social action, from rehearsals and re-enactments in urban environments that address the politics of public space to large-scale communal participation where the culmination of many small acts achieves mythic proportions. The exhibition, which is conceptually grouped around these three thematic bodies of work, also includes additional artworks that the artist has developed around the idea of rehearsal and re-enactment in relation to progress in art and everyday life. The exhibition continues at MoMA PS1 with an in-depth look at Modern Procession (2002), a piece commissioned by MoMA to mark it's temporary relocation to Queens during the Museum's 2002–04 expansion project.

Summer Art Program - Genesis Tree of Life
Through August 01, 2011 - Forest Hills

Introduce your child to the art of yoga. The summer program offers yoga for young children 4-6 years of age. Using animal postures and creative movement combined with breath awareness, your child will experience the mind-body connection and become more focused and relaxed, all while having fun.This program is taught by a Yoga Alliance certified teacher experienced in children's yoga and creative movement.

Cowboys, Cops and Queens - Lucille Khornak Photography Gallery
Through August 02, 2011 - Southampton

An exhibit of life-size portraits of children dressed as their fantasy.

The Long Island Latino Art Exhibition:Expresiones: Celebrando Arte y Cultura Latina - Briarcliffe College Art Gallery
Through August 04, 2011 - Bethpage

Expresiones: Celebrando Arte y Cultura Latina celebrates the culture of Long Island's Hispanic community while it educates, provokes, and inspires. It will showcase the talent of four local Latino artists. For further informtion, call or email This exhibit runs through August 4.

"Sweet and Stinky" - New York Botanical Garden
Through August 05, 2011 - Bronx

Kids follow their noses to the Family Garden where they'll discover aromatic alliums such as onions and garlic, and herbs like basil and oregano, ripe for summer. Cooking demonstrations tickle taste buds, and green thumbs can pot herbs to take home. Through August 5.

Pilobolus - Joyce Theater
Through August 06, 2011 -

For forty remarkable years, Pilobolus has created and performed work that uses movement to express the beauty of physical and emotional interconnectedness in conflict with the glorious possibility of individual freedom. All this translates into a compelling canon that, through both intelligent humor and melancholy, continually draws audiences to it. The company's special 40th anniversary season features three extraordinary programs that look back in delight — with works like Untitled, a 1975 winner, and Duet, a passionate piece from 1992 — and, at the same time, celebrate the amazing range of more recent endeavors that include startling multimedia initiatives and collaborations with artists representing genres far beyond the realm of dance. The season premieres highlight this amazing diversity — a mind?boggling solo featuring flying robots from MIT's Distributed Robotics Laboratory Flight Team; a rhythmically?propelled work created in collaboration with OK Go, the hot rock n' roll band; and a full?company piece created with Takuya Muramastu, the principal choreographer from Dairakudakan, one of Japan's most intriguing butoh companies.

Opening of Spring Exhibition: VIsta - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through August 07, 2011 - Long Island City

This exhibition examines the ways that methods of viewing and observation determine the interpretation, assessment, or evaluation of an object or scene. The exhibit includes themes and ideas relating to visual alignment, altered perspectives, and the framing of a site-line or point of view. Visit for more information.

Joel Grey/A New York Life - Museum of the City of New York
Through August 07, 2011 -

Joel Grey/A New York Life examines the enduring impact that performer and photographer Joel Grey and his adopted city have made on each other. Through rare artifacts from his stage and screen career, objects from his personal collection, and his own photography, the exhibition offers a unique look at New York through Grey's eyes. Joel Grey/A New York Life will include posters, playbills, and costume pieces from Grey's iconic productions, combined with a selection of his New York City photographs. Together, they dramatize how the breadth of his artistic work has been nurtured and inspired by his life in New York City. Closed Mon.

Alexander McQueen - Savage Beauty - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 07, 2011 -

The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, celebrates the late Alexander McQueen's extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation, which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. His iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion. The exhibition will feature approximately one hundred ensembles and seventy accessories from Mr. McQueen's prolific nineteen-year career. Drawn primarily from the Alexander McQueen Archive in London, with some pieces from the Givenchy Archive in Paris as well as private collections, signature designs including the 'bumster' trouser, the kimono jacket, and the three-point "origami" frock coat will be on view. McQueen's fashions often referenced the exaggerated silhouettes of the 1860s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1950s, but his technical ingenuity always imbued his designs with an innovative sensibility that kept him at the vanguard.

Family Favorite Chris Rowlands LIVE - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through August 07, 2011 - Bridgeport

Famous for getting everyone involved, Rowlands brings animals to life through kid-friendly songs, dance, puppets, and colorful props.

Family Favorite Chris Rowlands LIVE - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through August 07, 2011 - Bridgeport

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