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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on June 3


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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, June 3, 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 June 3. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through December 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

Fancy Free - New York City Ballet
June 03, 2012 -

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), the gifted and versatile American conductor and composer of symphonic music and Broadway shows, was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. At the age of seventeen he entered Harvard, went on to study at the Curtis Institute, and then to Tanglewood. Serge Koussevitzky took great interest in his talent and promoted his conducting career, and his great chance came when, on short notice, he substituted brilliantly for Bruno Walter, who had become ill. He performed as a conductor and pianist, and lectured at universities and on television. His compositions ranged from the classical to the musical stage, and included Mass, Kaddish, West Side Story (again in collaboration with Jerome Robbins), Candide, and The Age of Anxiety. He was the first native-born American to become conductor of the New York Philharmonic, and he conducted around the world.

Jeu de Cartes - New York City Ballet
June 03, 2012 -

"Years ago, George Balanchine suggested that I choreograph Stravinsky's Jeu de Cartes, not as a ballet about a card game but as an abstraction. I wasn't interested. But when I heard the score recently, I was struck by its jazzy vitality, and I've decided to take Mr. B.'s advice."— Peter MartinsIgor Stravinsky (1882-1971) entered law school in 1901, at the age of 19. That year he also gave his first public piano recital and began studying piano and composition with Rimsky-Korsakov in St. Petersburg. He was to become, before his death, one of the greatest composers and musical innovators of the 20th century, mastering musical styles from Romanticism to Neoclassicism to Serialism. Stravinsky came to the attention of Sergei Diaghilev in 1910, who asked him to orchestrate two pieces by Chopin for the ballet Les Sylphides, and then to compose an original ballet. The result, Firebird, projected both Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and the young composer to worldwide acclaim. His ballets for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes also included Petrushka, choreographed by Michael Fokine, The Rite of Spring, choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky, and Apollon Musagète (Apollo), choreographed by George Balanchine. His music has been used in over 30 ballets originating with New York City Ballet from 1948 through 1992, including Danses Concertantes, Orpheus, The Cage, Agon, Monumentum pro Gesualdo, Movements for Piano and Orchestra, Rubies, Symphony in Three Movements, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Concerto for Two Solo Pianos, Suite from L'histoire du Soldat, Concertino, and Jeu de Cartes. He composed Jeu de Cartes (Card Game: A Ballet in Three Deals) for the first Stravinsky Festival mounted by George Balanchine at the Metropolitan Opera in 1937. In the original version dancers were costumed to represent the four suits in a deck of cards, and the joker was the central character.

Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3 - New York City Ballet
June 03, 2012 -

Balanchine's first setting of music from Tschaikovsky's third suite for orchestra was created in 1947, when Ballet Theatre commissioned him to choreograph the theme and variations that constitute the final movement. Called simply Theme and Variations, the work is a riveting display of classical technique that has become a staple of the ballet repertory. In 1970, Balanchine decided to choreograph the entire suite, incorporating Theme and Variations as the fourth and final movement with only minor revisions. With scenery and costumes by Nicolas Benois, the first three movements are danced in a softly-lit ballroom. The women are dressed in long-flowing dresses and their hair is unbound. In the opening movement, the corps of women dance barefoot. Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky (1840-1893) studied at the Conservatory in St. Petersburg, where Balanchine later studied piano in addition to his studies in dance. Tschaikovsky is one of the most popular and influential of all romantic composers. His work is expressive, melodic, grand in scale, with rich orchestrations. His output was prodigious and included chamber works, symphonies, concerti for various instruments, operas and works for the piano. His creations for the ballet, composed in close partnership with Marius Petipa, include Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty.

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
Through June 03, 2012 - Manhattan

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO), which includes about 25 talented musicians between the ages of 11 and 18, burns through jazz classics while listeners enjoys Blue Smoke's brunch menu (lunch menu, kids menu, and full bar are also available). Jazz Standard donates $1 from each kid's menu item sold to Spoons Across America.

Studio Sunday - Museum of Arts & Design
June 03, 2012 - Manhattan

Intergenerational workshops led by professional artist-educators, artists from the Open Studios Program, and visiting artists in the exhibitions.

Guided Nature Walk - Tenafly Nature Center
June 03, 2012 - Tenafly

Enjoy the season with a guided walk along one of the nature center's trails. All ages welcome but no strollers allowed. In case of inclement weather, program will be cancelled.

Wear it like a crown - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through June 03, 2012 - Fort Greene

An arresting tableau of theatrics passes from shadows into light in Wear it like a crown, the latest triumph from Sweden's Cirkus Cirkör (Inside Out, 2009 Next Wave Festival). Consisting of six interlocking stories of solitary dreamers who yearn to connect with the world by way of juggling, knife-throwing, daredevil acrobatics, dance, and mime, Cirkus Cirkör rekindles the narrative possibilities of traditional vaudeville while leaping forward with a new circus aesthetic. Anchored by the lush folk-inflected chamber pop of Norwegian chanteuse Rebekka Karijord, Wear it like a crown explores a world in which magic and redemption are possible.

Question Bridge: Black Males - Brooklyn Museum
Through June 03, 2012 -

Question Bridge: Black Males is an innovative video installation created by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Chris Johnson in collaboration with Bayete Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair. The four collaborators spent several years traveling throughout the United States, speaking with 150 Black men living in 12 American cities and towns, including New York, Chicago, Oakland, Birmingham, and New Orleans. From these interviews they created 1,500 video exchanges in which the subjects, representing a range of geographic, generational, economic, and educational strata, serve as both interviewers and interviewees. Their words were woven together to simulate a stream-of-consciousness dialogue, through which important themes and issues emerge, including family, love, interracial relationships, community, education, violence, and the past, present, and future of Black men in American society. The exhibition includes multiple screens playing videos of the interviews, edited so that it appears as if the men are having a conversation. The artists hope that the Question Bridge project will be a catalyst for constructive dialogue that will help deconstruct stereotypes about Black male identity in our collective consciousness. Museum visitors are also invited to visit the user-generated Question Bridge website, accessible on iPads throughout the gallery, which offers a platform to represent and redefine Black male identity in America.

The Children's Courage Corner - Suffolk Y JCC
June 03, 2012 - Commack

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

The Steins Collect - Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through June 03, 2012 -

Gertrude Stein, her brothers Leo and Michael, and Michael's wife Sarah were important patrons of modern art in Paris during the first decades of the twentieth century. This exhibition unites some two hundred works of art to demonstrate the significant impact the Steins' patronage had on the artists of their day and the way in which the family disseminated a new standard of taste for modern art. The Steins' Saturday evening salons introduced a generation of visitors to recent developments in art, particularly the work of their close friends Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, long before it was on view in museums. Beginning with the art that Leo Stein collected when he arrived in Paris in 1903 -- including paintings and prints by Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edouard Manet, and Auguste Renoir -- the exhibition traces the evolution of the Steins' taste and examines the close relationships formed between individual members of the family and their artist friends. While focusing on works by Matisse and Picasso, the exhibition also includes paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Denis, Juan Gris, Marie Laurencin, Jacques Lipchitz, Henri Manguin, Andre Masson, Elie Nadelman, Francis Picabia, and others.

Kew Garden Kids Art in the Park - Kew Gardens Cinemas Park
June 03, 2012 - Kew Gardens

Kids of all ages will enjoy a day of fun filled art activites. Create individual masterpieces at the arts and crafts workshop; join in the giant mural painting;enjoy face painting,coloring book fun,and interactive story time experiences. Rain date is June 9.

11th Annual Autism Speaks Westchester/Fairfield Walk Now - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division
June 03, 2012 - White Plains

An approximately 2-mile loop around the campus of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division. The fun-filled, family-friendly event is the single most powerful force to fund vital research into autism, the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the US. Every 11 minutes, another family receives the devastating news that their child has an autism spectrum disorder.

Wear it like a crown - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through June 03, 2012 - Fort Greene

An arresting tableau of theatrics passes from shadows into light in Wear it like a crown, the latest triumph from Sweden's Cirkus Cirkor (Inside Out, 2009 Next Wave Festival). Consisting of six interlocking stories of solitary dreamers who yearn to connect with the world by way of juggling, knife-throwing, daredevil acrobatics, dance, and mime, Cirkus Cirkor rekindles the narrative possibilities of traditional vaudeville while leaping forward with a new circus aesthetic. Anchored by the lush folk-inflected chamber pop of Norwegian chanteuse Rebekka Karijord, Wear it like a crown explores a world in which magic and redemption are possible.

Two Hundred Years of Dickens - Lecture on Charles Dickens - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
June 03, 2012 - North Salem

Part IV of the series. Ilja Wachs, Professor of Literature at Sarah Lawrence College, and author of "Dickens: The Orphan Condition," leads this discussion.

Exhibit: The Color of Light - Gallery in the Park at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Through June 03, 2012 - Cross River

An exhibit of works by White Plains artist and teacher Susan Stillman, features paintings that reflect the artist's fascination with the transformative effects of light and color on ordinary scenes. Inspired by such great artists as George Bellows and Edward Hopper, she makes use of vigorous brushstrokes, intense hues, and a passion for the structure of nature and architecture. Her large-scale canvases are drawn from familiar suburban views as well as from her travels in England, Wales, and the Northeastern shore. Exhibit opens March 25, 2-4pm. On view daily through June 3, from 9am-4pm.

June 03, 2012 - New York

The 2012 Celebrate Israel Parade, the world’s largest public gathering honoring the State of Israel, will commemorate the 64th anniversary of the country’s founding with a magnificent, family-friendly parade featuring the region’s best marching bands, top American and Israeli musical acts and performances suitable for all ages. The parade is scheduled for Sunday, June 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Fifth Avenue from 57th to 74th Streets; rain or shine. For more information, contact JCRC-NY at or call 212-983-4800. Celebrate Israel Parade 2012 Sunday, June 3, 2012, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Price: Free Age suitability: All ages

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" - The Play Group Theatre
June 03, 2012 - White Plains

An enchanted wood is the stage for magic and mischief in one of William Shakespeare's most celebrated and enjoyed comedies, "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Young lovers on the run are followed by friend and foe alike. All stumble into the Kingdom of the Fairies where Puck and the sprites stir up a lot of trouble and perhaps even a little true love. Add a misguided troupe of struggling actors and you have the outrageous and funny tale that can only be "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Post Plastica - El Museo del Barrio
Through June 03, 2012 - New York

"Carmelita Tropicana lights up New York's performance venues with colorful, hilarious, and brain-twisting narratives." -Time Out New York. Part live performance, part video installation, this piece offers a glimpse into a future in which celebrity culture has pitched a battle between the primacy of virtual and artistic lives; in which revolutionaries keep bees in a secret underground; and in which a half-woman, half-bear scientist has gained the upper hand... Featuring Becca Blackwell, Erin Markey, and Carmelita Tropicana. Each evening will be begin at 6pm in El Museo's El Cafe with complimentary pre-show talks featuring guest experts, curated by the artists. Check back soon for a list of speakers and topics. Performances begin in El Museo's El Teatro at 7:30pm. Tickets:

White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival - Tibbits Park
June 03, 2012 - White Plains

The 50th Annual White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival (WPOAF) is a juried art show featuring fine arts, photography, jewelry, handcrafted pottery, glassware, and much more for sale. Special features include a free children's art workshop, exhibition of award-winning student art, raffle, and international food vendors. All proceeds from this event support scholarships for White Plains High School students pursuing fine arts education. For more information visit or call 866-210-7137.

Book Sale - Rose Memorial Library
June 03, 2012 - Stony Point

Shop for bargain books for readers of all ages. Lot of children's books will be for sale.

Book Sale - Rose Memorial Library
June 03, 2012 - Stony Point

Shop for books for readers of all ages. Lot of children's book will be for sale.

Hudson River Family Seining - Beczak Environmental Education Center
June 03, 2012 - Yonkers

Catch fish and other remarkable Hudson River creatures by wading into the river and dragging a 30-foot net through the water. Led by Beczak educators, rain or shine. Waterproof overalls for all sizes provided. Registration required.

Cinderella - John W. Engeman Theater
June 03, 2012 - Northport

See the beloved Disney tale of Cinderella live on stage in a theatrical version for families.

Heckscher Museum Celebrates New York State Museum Week 2012 - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through June 03, 2012 - Huntington

In celebration of New York State Museum Week 2012, the museum is offering half-price Museum admission. For additional information about Museum Week, visit

Goldilocks - Is That You? - Theatre Three
June 03, 2012 - Port Jefferson

In this retelling of the famous story, Goldilocks, a conscientious scout, encounters the three nicest show-biz bears you'd ever hope to meet and helps them foil the villainous plans of Billy de Goat Gruff.

The Sound of Music - Star Playhouse at Suffolk Y JCC
June 03, 2012 - Commack

The classical musical story of the von Trapp Family and their flight to freedom.

Mother-Daughter Yoga - Oh My Girls!
June 03, 2012 - Syosset

There is no better way to celebrate the bond between mother and daughter than to once again connect through the physical body. From sitting back-to-back during yogic breathing, to trying the fun and advanced poses, you and your daughter will feel a new level of closeness that brings a wonderful sense of peace and joy.

The Sly Fox - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
June 03, 2012 - Cornwall

Come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center to learn about foxes, beautiful members of the canine family. Suggested for adults with or without children and children ages 5 and older.

Morning Bird Walk: Local Nesters - Prospect Park Audubon Center
June 03, 2012 - Flatbush

Discover hidden nests and glimpse the lives of busy bird parents and their hungry nestlings.

2012 World Science Festival - Various Locations
Through June 03, 2012 - New York

The 2012 World Science Festival returns with more than 50 events and live performances. Journey to a black hole’s edge, witness quantum levitation, grasp Einstein’s “spooky action” and much more. Visit for the full schedule of events, as well as the various locations for each. Tickets on sale April 26th.

Birds of Prey Day - Green Chimneys
June 03, 2012 - Brewster

A popular day of fun, flight, and falconry dedicated to children, birds of prey, and the environment, will feature more than 100 birds of prey on display with falconers from across New York and Connecticut. High points of the day will include free-flying raptors, live animal demonstrations, and the ceremonial release of a rehabilitated bird. Top wildlife experts, environmental experts, and celebrity guests will honor 20 years of Green Chimneys' wildlife conservation and magnificent birds of distinction, including: Bill Evans, ABC News Senior Meteorologist, Jim Fowler of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Environmental Lawyer and Ecologist, Brian Bradley, Sky Hunters in Flight, Jim Eyring, Pace University Environmental Center, Maggie Howell and Atka, Wolf Conservation Center, Wes Laraway, New York Wildlife Rescue Center, Bruce Lowder, Animal Encounters, Bill Robinson, Wildlife Lectures, Andrew Simmons, Simmons Wildlife, and Jonathan Wood, The Raptor Project.

Vehicle Fair 2012 - Osborn Elementary School
June 03, 2012 - Rye

Exciting vehicles to climb, ride, and explore, including an ambulance, mini excavator, 75-ton rotator, and a police cruiser. Lots of rides, games, and inflatables including - new this year - Gamin' Ride (until 1:30pm), Pedal to the Metal, Car Craft, Obstacle Course, Cupcake Walk, and Dump Truck Toss. Old favorites too, like the Bouncy House, Victory Lap Slide, All Aboard Train, Fire Truck Ride, Plasma Cars, Tiny Tikes, Tattoos, and Face Painting. Entertainment by DJ Anthony Radice, silent auction and a raffle with great prizes. Food will be available from Post Road Market and Longford's ice cream. Buy tickets online at, in person at the library, or at the gate. Presented by the Auxiliary Board of the Rye Free Reading Room. Rain or shine.

NYS Museum Week Family Program: "Three Billy Goats Gruff" Storytime - Greenburgh Nature Center
June 03, 2012 - Scarsdale

Join Senior Naturalist Dean Fausel for Storytime. The hour includes a story, animals, craft, and activity, all based on a common nature theme.

"Blue's Clues: The Most Spectacular Place" - Long Island Children's Museum
June 03, 2012 - Garden City

Blue and Steve lead the audience on a clue-based journey, in search of the most spectacular place of all. This quest takes them through Storybook Forest, where Blue and Steve meet The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks, The Big Bad Wolf and other characters from classic fairytales. They also travel to outer space discovering planets and other celestial wonders along the way. When they discover the final clue, Blue and Steve learn that aside from the surprise-filled world of theatre, home is the most spectacular place of all. Children get to meet and greet the cast after the show.

The Producers - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
June 03, 2012 - Bellmore

This funny, fully-staged Broadway musical will have you laughing hysterically at the wacky world of theater as two producers try to get rich by selling interest in a theatrical flop.

Craft for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
June 03, 2012 - Garden City

Bring kids to this bakery/cafe for a free craft every Saturday and Sunday. Craft takes anywhere between 15-45 minutes depending on the age of the child. Different crafts each week. No reservations needed.

Seventh Annual Walk to Help the Sun Rise for Children with Cancer - Friedberg JCC-Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds
June 03, 2012 - Wheatley Heights

Sign up for Walk to Help the Sun Rise, a fun, non-competitive morning activity for people of all ages to benefit Sunrise Day Camp. Love to walk? There are so many ways you can participate in this fundraiser for kids with cancer. Choose to walk 1, 2, or 3.1 miles to support this cause. Not a walker? Consider sponsoring a walker by making a donation to their walk effort.

Toy Boat-Making Workshop - Maritime Aquarium
June 03, 2012 - Norwalk

Visit the toy boat-making area for a 20-minute boat-building project. Build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home as a special keepsake of your visit.

Lemonade Day in New York City - New York City
June 03, 2012 -

Started in 2007, Lemonade Day is a free, national program that is dedicated to teaching children how to start, own and operate their own business through the time-honored act of building and running a lemonade stand. In 2012, Lemonade Day will reach over 200,000 kids throughout the country including over 2,000 children in New York City alone. Participating organizations in the city include the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development, YoungBiz, Kids Creative, and A Place for a Kid, Inc. Organizations that meet the needs of youth around the country are able to offer the Lemonade Day curriculum free of charge in cities around the country, as a result of the generosity of sponsors like Keller Williams NYC. The curriculum includes preparatory workshops, the Lemonade Day Workbook and other written materials. Children from ages 3 to 17 learn real life business lessons in preparation for opening their lemonade stand on Lemonade Day. These lessons include how to set goals, develop a plan, secure an investor, create a product, make a profit and give back to their community in a fun, experiential program. The goal of Lemonade Day is to give children of all backgrounds, in all neighborhoods, the opportunity to "spend a little, save a little, share a little." After covering expenses and paying back their investors, the children are encouraged to open a savings account as well as donate a portion of the profits to a local charity of their choice. Founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael Holthouse, Lemonade Day is part of Prepared 4 Life, a non-profit organization that provides proactive and experiential programs infused with life skills, character education and entrepreneurship. To sign up or learn about ways that everyone can get involved in Lemonade Day, visit For information about sponsorships, partnerships, or donations, contact Claudia Fox at 914-210-0729 or

PJ Library StoryWalk - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
June 03, 2012 - Pleasantville

Books will come alive as children walk from page to page in a moving storytelling fairy tale, then enjoy book-related arts & crafts projects. A program of The PJ Library at the Rosenthal JCC. RSVP required.

Bicycle Sunday - Bronx River Parkway
June 03, 2012 - White Plains

From the Westchester County Center in White Plains to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers, a 13.1-mile round trip, The Bronx River Parkway is open to all bicyclists, skaters, scooters, walkers and joggers. No motorized vehicles. Sponsored by Con Edison and Friends of Westchester County Parks.

Family Weekend Workshop - Ready, Set, Draw: Portraits! - Hudson River Museum & Planetarium
June 03, 2012 - Yonkers

Creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and current exhibitions, led by Junior Docents. Today: View WAC portraits, then make one of your own with pastels, quickly and slowly, and then compare the two results.

Open Art Studio for Kids - Creative Art Space for Kids
June 03, 2012 - Lynbrook

Kids will have the opportunity to work with paints and drawing materials, get an inside view of the art center and meet the staff of artists. Summer art camp registration is now in progress. Adults must accompany children, and kids are encouraged to wear clothes that can become messy.

Taconic Opera: Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle - Ossining United Methodist Church
June 03, 2012 - Ossining

Finishing off its 2011-2012 season and continuing its tradition of presenting an annual choral masterwork by an opera composer, Taconic Opera will be offering two performances of Petite Messe Solenelle by Gioacchino Rossini, the composer of The Barber of Seville, Cinderella (La Cenerentola), and many others. Audiences find this controversial but exciting work fascinating, unique, and a true pleasure for the ear and the heart. For information, tickets or directions call 855-886-7372, email or visit

Hannah Kroner School of Dance- ACS Benefit Performance 'In The Mood' - Mineola High School Auditorium
June 03, 2012 - Garden City Park

Support the Hannah Kroner School of Dance in its production of "IN THE MOOD," an annual benefit performance which donates ticket proceeds to the American Cancer Society. Call 516-484-5430 for more info.

Family Art Project: Lanterns for Summer Light - Wave Hill
June 03, 2012 - Bronx

Using vividly colored tissue paper and a simple paper mache method, visiting artist Holly Lynton shows participants how to make festive lanterns to brighten up summer days and nights.

NYC Skyline Tour - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 03, 2012 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Urban Park Rangers lead a tour/talk about historic turning points, both natural and man-made, in our city's long history. Learn about Dutch traders, British redcoats, the origin of street names, architecture, and more.

Mountain Biking - Wolfe's Pond Park
June 03, 2012 - Staten Island

Mountain bikers can cruise the trails of Wolfe's Pond Park. Helmets are required.

Happy Hounds Hike - High Rock Park
June 03, 2012 - Staten Island

Bring your canine companions for a hike through High Rock Park in the Greenbelt, where you and your dogs can learn the trails and make new friends. Remember to bring water and bags to clean up after your dog. Registration required.

The Wizard of Oz - Arena Players Repertory Theater at Vanderbilt Carriage House
June 03, 2012 - Centerport

Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion as they journey down the yellow brick road to see the Wizard of Oz in this audience participation production of the classic story.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'Babe: Pig in the City' - Jacob Burns Film Center
June 03, 2012 - Pleasantville

This equally magical, but darker sequel to "Babe," takes the talking pig to an unfamiliar city. With the help of a new group of animal friends, Babe overcomes myriad threats to achieve his goal: going home. 1998. 97 min. Rated G.

The Third Annual Blue Balloon Songwriting for Small People Spring Showcase! - The Knitting Factory
June 03, 2012 - Brooklyn

Blue Balloon Songwriting for Small People is a music school that teaches children to write, sing, play, and record their own compositions. This showcase features students, ages 3-10, performing their work.

Dairy Day - Muscoot Farm
June 03, 2012 - Katonah

Join the Muscoot 4H Gang as they teach about the farm's dairy goats and dairy products, and engage children in some dairy games.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
June 03, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Antique Car Show - Old Westbury Gardens
June 03, 2012 - Old Westbury

Stare in amazement at these elegant one-of-a kind cars at this popular antique auto show on Long Island, sponsored by the Greater NY Region, Antique Automobile Club of America.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
June 03, 2012 - 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.

Summer Celebration! - Long Island Children's Museum
June 03, 2012 - Garden City

Welcome back the summer season as you explore the flowers and plants—and sometimes, animals. Come listen to a relaxing soundtrack as you create lovely rock paintings inspired by nature. In case of rain the program will be moved indoors.

Hidden Garden Tour - Westport Historical Society
June 03, 2012 - Westport

The tour features private gardens where tour-goers may discover not only perennial beds, elegant pools and pool houses, but also four centuries of local farm history through barns, stone walls, vegetable gardens and some farm animals. Proceeds benefit the Historical Society.

'Fools' by Neil Simon - Whipoorwill Hall - North Castle Public Library
June 03, 2012 - Armonk

"Fools" has an eager young teacher, a beautiful, but dimwitted girl, several kooky villagers, and an ancient curse. This comic fable takes the audience to Kulyenchikov, a Ukrainian town plagued by a scorned lover's curse. Leon, the unknowing hero, answers an ad requesting a teacher, only to discover that the entire town is under a 200-year-old curse of chronic stupidity. He learns that he has exactly 24 hours to break the curse or he will become a fool himself. Faced with this dilemma, a hysterical tale of stupidity, love, and human nature unfolds in quintessential Simon style. Fun for the whole family!

Blooming Babies: Let's Get Healthy - Brooklyn Children's Museum
June 03, 2012 - Crown Heights

Being active and healthy is very important. Explore what animals and people do to live healthy, happy, and fit. Make a healthy, yummy snack to take home.

Phantastic Phasmids - Brooklyn Children's Museum
June 03, 2012 - Crown Heights

Meet the masters of camouflage in the insect world: the phasmids, bugs that look like leaves and sticks. Feel a stickbug walk across your hand, then build a model of a leaf insect that'll fool any hungry predator.

22nd Annual HarborFest - Port Washington Town Dock
June 03, 2012 - Port Washington

Celebrate Port Washington's nautical heritage on the waterfront of beautiful Manhasset Bay. Protect and preserve this natural asset. Enjoy the day with a delightful assortment of activities, vendors, rides, food, cruises (fee charged for this), talent show, museum exhibit, children's fun park and more.

Open Art Studio for Adults with Special Needs - Queens Museum of Art
June 03, 2012 - Flushing

Adults with special needs are welcome to explore self-expression through art in an open studio atmosphere. Pre-registration is required Contact: Mitra Dejkameh at 718-592-9700 x 136 or Participants must be accompanied.

Sunday Concerts at Central: Steel Sensation - Central Library of Queens
June 03, 2012 - Jamaica

Queens-based Trinidadian Steel Pan Band performs an eclectic mix of calypso, reggae, jazz and more.

Community Volunteer Day - Queens Botanical Garden
June 03, 2012 - Flushing

Roll up your sleeves and join your neighbors by volunteering to keep QBG clean and green. Led by QBG staff, groups and individuals will participate in a variety of activities from seeding to weeding. Registration required; email or call 718-886-3800 x204.

Party in the Garden - The Nature Place winter office
June 03, 2012 - Chestnut Ridge

It’s a party in the garden with live music, refreshments, and hands-on activities.

Children's Activity Table - Queens Botanical Garden
June 03, 2012 - Flushing

Children will enjoy learning about plant life and other interesting topics as they are engaged in various hands-on projects. The program runs Saturdays and Sundays.

Big Apple Circus - Cunningham Park
June 03, 2012 - Fresh Meadows

Let your imagination soar and summon the most amazing acts ? A juggler with a suit to fit his sweet feats of fancy handiwork. A mechanical doll who comes alive in a sinuous balancing act. Spirited horses, frolicsome dogs, and a capybara and porcupine to perk up the sawdust party. Audacious acrobats who astound with athletic grace. Comical conjurors with magical moments of grand illusion. The aerial daring of the trapeze flyers. A singing Ringmistress and the Big Apple Circus Band creating the ringing melodies of memories to last.

Israel Parade: 64th Anniversary of the State of Israel - Fifth Avenue
June 03, 2012 - Upper East Side

The 2012 Celebrate Israel Parade, the world's largest public gathering honoring the State of Israel, will commemorate the 64th anniversary of the country's founding with a family-friendly parade featuring the region's best marching bands, top American and Israeli musical acts, and performances suitable for all ages. The parade will go on, rain or shine. For more information, contact JCRC-NY at or call 212-983-4800.

Sunday Story Hour - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
June 03, 2012 - Upper West Side

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of NYC and the people who made it great.

Dramatists Guild Fund's 50th Anniversary Gala - Mandarin Oriental New York
June 03, 2012 - New York

On June 3, the Dramatists Guild Fund will host their 50th Anniversary Gala at the Mandarin Oriental New York. This year’s event, hosted by Jon Cryer, will honor Chicago and Cabaret composer John Kander. Performances and tributes will be given by well-known members of the theater community including Liza Minnelli, Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, Christie Brinkley, Stockard Channing, Joel Grey, Rob Marshall, Susan Stroman, Debra Monk, Karen Ziemba and Joshua Henry. Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Academy Award-winning films Chicago, Hairspray, Footloose, and TV's SMASH) are honorary co-chairs of the event. The cocktail reception will begin at 6:30pm, followed by the dinner and celebration at 7:30pm. For ticket information, visit

Nature Walk: Red Trail Loop - Greenbelt Conservancy Nature Center
June 03, 2012 - Staten Island

Strenuous closed circuit 4-mile hike in the middle of the Greenbelt. This loop trail begins and ends at Historic Richmond Town and St. Patrick's Place off Richmond Road. Bring beverage, snacks, and wear comfortable, waterproof shoes.

Albanian Heritage Celebration - Kensico Dam Plaza
June 03, 2012 - Valhalla

Enjoy ethnic food, dance, music, and entertainment.

NYC Audubon Summer EcoCruise - Brother Islands - Circle Line Downtown
June 03, 2012 - New York

See some of the 3,000 gorgeous herons that fly from the South to nest on small islands in New York Harbor. Hosted by Audubon naturalists, this 90-minute cruise will take you "up close and personal" to see these majestic birds. Cruise under famous city bridges and past renowned monuments, take in views of the city's skyline and get to know some of its lesser-known aviary residents. You'll learn about the ecology of the harbor and understand why the harbor islands have become home to thousands of birds in the last few decades. Our fleet of vessels are community-conscious with low-emission engines, low-wake hulls and hospital-grade mufflers that honor our New York waterways. 7-8:30pm. Adults: $35; Children (3-12yrs): $25.

Summer Tours: The 1750 Ogden House - Ogden House
June 03, 2012 - Fairfield

Enjoy docent-led tours of the 1750 Ogden House and see how people lived in the 18th century.

Kiddie Cruise - Queen of Hearts
June 03, 2012 - New York

Join us for the 6th season of Kiddie Cruise, a Princess & Pirate adventure for parents and children! The event is a perfect way to spend an afternoon with children 2-9 years old. Kiddie Cruise is an all inclusive event which takes place twice a month in lower Manhattan aboard our boat, The Queen of Hearts. Kids enjoy tons of activities like a puppet show, live music, face painting, arts & crafts, sing-a-longs and more! Tickets are inclusive of a healthy bagged lunch and a magnificent cruise around the New York Harbor with views of the Statue of Liberty! Boarding @ 12pm Sailing 12:30pm – 2:30pm

National Trails Day: Wildlife CSI - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
June 03, 2012 - Stamford

Look for tracks and traces of animals in the center's forest and vernal pools, learn how to identify common animal tracks and even to 'read' a skull. Discover the common animal signs that SM&NC naturalists use to see who has been on the trails. No registration require.

Sunday Explorers Drop-In Programming - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
June 03, 2012 - Stamford

Every Sunday, the education staff offers a hands-on, interactive exploration of the Museum's many favorite features. Each week focuses on a different topic and includes self-guided and staff-led activities which run throughout the time period. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with gate admission.

Kiddie Cruise - The Queen of Hearts
June 03, 2012 - New York Harbor

It's the 6th season of Kiddie Cruise, a Princess and Pirate adventure for parents and children. The event is a perfect way to spend an afternoon with children 2-9 years old. Kiddie Cruise is an all inclusive event which takes place twice a month in lower Manhattan aboard a boat, The Queen of Hearts. Kids enjoy activities such as a puppet show, live music, face painting, arts and crafts, sing-a-longs, and more. Purchase of ticket includes a healthy bagged lunch and a magnificent cruise around the New York Harbor with views of the Statue of Liberty.

NYChessKids P.S. 116 Chess Tournament - P.S. 116 Mary Lindley Murray School
June 03, 2012 - Murray Hill

Participate in this chess tournament where beginners are always welcome and trophies and medals will be given.

Beethoven in the Barn - Martha Clara Vineyards
June 03, 2012 - Riverhead

Grammy Nominee violinist Anastasia Khitruk, accompanied by pianist Elena Baksht, perform Beethoven Sonatas. Tickets can be purchased online at

Live Music with Rare Groove Band - Martha Clara Vineyards
June 03, 2012 - Riverhead

Enjoy live music.

Y Fun Run - Family YMCA at Tarrytown
June 03, 2012 - Tarrytown

Sponsored and Organized by River Town Runners.

Sunday Concert Featuring Ian Rosenbaum - Somers Library
June 03, 2012 - Somers

Ian Rosenbaum, an American percussionist, will perform marimba and snare drum in a varied program of music by Akiho, Bach, Cage, Messiaen, and Vinao. He has performed with some of the world's most noted conductors, and is a founding member of Le Train Bleu Novus NY and the Sandbox percussion quartet. He has recorded for the Bridge, Canteloupe, Innova, and Naxos labels. Sponsored by the Friends of Somers Library. Register online at or call 914-232-5717.

The Great HOWL! Out Loud Kid's Carnival - Tompkins Square Park
June 03, 2012 - East Village

The 9th Annual HOWL! Festival digs deeper into Allen Ginsberg's legacy and mischievous sense of fun. Presented by Howl Arts, Inc., this celebration of freewheeling bohemia is back with more poetry, music, dance, art, and an extravagant program of funhouse activities, rides, games and art for families and kids, too. Beginning with the signature group reading of Howl, the Festival's talented performers, artists, and activists take Ginsberg's advice to heart: Follow your inner moonlight. Don't hide the madness.

Afternoon on the Edwards Farm - Sayville Historical Society
June 03, 2012 - Sayville

Enjoy a day of baby animals, ice cream making, quilting, weaving and bluegrass music.

Drumming Circle - City Treehouse
June 03, 2012 - Chelsea

Celebrate the Summer Solstice early by making music. This family jam session will be led by percussionist Israel Santiago and is sure to bring smiles to everyone's face. Participants will try out drums and other percussion instruments, then play rhythm games to explore tones and beats.

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
June 03, 2012 -

EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON, join us for GOSPEL BRUNCH THE WORLD FAMOUS HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR Get your dose of the Holy Ghost! Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip Doors: 12:30pm Show: 1:30pm $40 adv, $42.50 door Every Sunday, for the past 9 years, the world famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to BB King's in a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, joyous gospel brunch-buffet show. The homestyle "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

KENNY LATTIMORE - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
June 03, 2012 - New York

International R&B singer Kenny Lattimore embodies the elements of traditional R&B with a decidedly contemporary flare and feel. He has established himself as a soulful song stylist of the first order, receiving the NAACP Image Award for Best New Artist and nominations for Grammy, Soul Train, and Stellar Awards. Whether putting a distinctive stamp on classic songs recorded by such musical icons as Donny Hathaway ("I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know") and George Harrison ("While My Guitar Gently Weeps"), or creating his own legacy of hits such as "Never Too Busy" and the wedding ballad "For You," Lattimore's style combines passion, sensuality, intensity, and subtlety, making him one of today's premier male vocalists.

The Ultimate Science Street Fair - Washington Square Park
June 03, 2012 - Greenwich Village

The popular Science Street Fair returns to Washington Square Park with another action-packed day of interactive exhibits, experiments, games and shows, all designed to entertain and inspire. Visit a telepathy lab and control a computer just by thinking about it, learn the science tricks to shooting perfect free-throws with NBA stars, create your own fragrance at the Smell Lab, ride a square-wheeled tricycle, and much more!

Lemonade Day - Mulitple Locations
June 03, 2012 - New York

Keller Williams NYC is sponsoring the first ever Lemonade Day in New York City on Sunday, June 3. The nationwide program is dedicated to teaching children how to start, own and operate their own business by building and running a lemonade stand.

Juancho Herrera at the Blue Note - Blue Note
June 03, 2012 - New York

Vocalist Juancho Herrera started his musical journey with the influence of his native Venezuelan music tradition. After a successful period performing professionally in his home country, he traveled to the U.S. in 1993 to study at Berklee College of Music and has remained in the country ever since. Herrera has collaborated with numerous notable artists, including Claudia Acuña, Marta Gomez, Lila Downs, Sofia Koutsovitis, Mercedes Sosa, and Johnny Pacheco. He has performed at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and other prestigious venues, as well as in Argentina, China, Germany, India, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, Venezuela, the U.S., and many other locations across the globe. Herrera has recorded several albums as a leader and sideman, including Buscando (2005) and his latest release Banda (2011), which includes collaborations with Anat Cohen, Jason Lindner, Claudia Acuña, Aquiles Baez, and more.

Senior Pops Orchestra of Long Island - Nostrand Theatre of the Campus of Suffolk Community College
June 03, 2012 - Brentwood

Conductor Stephen Michael Smith directs the orchestra in a variety of classical and pops favorites, including Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity by Gustav Holst, Crazy for You by George Gershwin, Star Wars Medley by John Williams, March from The Great Escape by Elmer Bernstein, The Nearness of You by Hoagy Carmichael and more. The concert is free but donations are appreciated.

Israeliness™ - 92nd Street Y
June 03, 2012 - Upper East Side

Israeliness™ is an Israeli-style, bi-weekly program for families with young children, focusing on Israeli culture and conducted entirely in Hebrew. Moms, dads and kids up to age eight are fully immersed in Hebrew language and contemporary Israeli culture while enjoying a range of activities, including music, storytelling, arts and crafts, Jewish and Israeli holiday celebrations, special events, and 92Y's GymMaze.

NT Live: Frankenstein - Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
June 03, 2012 - New York

Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Dexter) star in this encore screening of Frankenstein at London's National Theatre directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) who returned to direct this visionary production. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein comes to London's National Theatre in a new adaptation by Nick Dear. "'Boyle...pulls of something truly spectacular here'” DAILY TELEGRAPH Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale. Leading actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller will alternate in the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature. This duality and continuous transformation plays an integral part of the process and thinking behind this new and thrilling production. Important: contains themes of an adult nature. Not recommended for those under the age of 15. National Theatre Live events are distributed outside the U.K. through New York-based BY Experience, Inc.

Farm in the City Fair - 14th Street Y
June 03, 2012 - East Village

The 3rd Annual Farm in the City Fair brings the country right into the city on Sunday, June 3rd with lots of activities, food, fun, and surprises. It's perfect for little ones (ages 6 and younger) and their families. Activities will include: live farm animal petting zoo (rabbits, chickens, and more), musical concerts, a beekeeping exhibit, carnival games, bouncy castles, face painting, and a Farm Stand with lunch, yummy treats, and drinks for sale. There will also be a playroom filled with farm toys for the really little tykes (ages 3 and younger.) Kids are encouraged to dress up in their finest farmer or farm animal gear for this event.

Open House - Kenwal Day Camp
June 03, 2012 - Melville

Families are invited to come down to Kenwal and check out the camp, meet with a director and enjoy a tour. No appointment is necessary, just show up.

The Red Balloon - Canal Park Playhouse
June 03, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

The Red Balloon is the buoyant tale of a boy named Pascal and his adventures with the balloon that faithfully follows him though the streets of Paris. This enchanting film is an imaginative delight for audiences both young and old. Classic cartoons from Popeye and Casper the Friendly Ghost will precede the screening of The Red Balloon. Before or after the screenings, audience members can enjoy a selection of items from Canal Park Playhouse's Waffle Iron Cafe. The menu includes hot-off-the-waffle-iron sliders and frittatas, entree salads, French toast, and Belgian Waffles, including the house specialties The Playhouse Pink Waffle (a pink waffle with strawberries and whipped cream) and the Decadent Dark Chocolate Waffle.

'Jewish Books Cooking' - Center for Jewish History
June 03, 2012 - New York

"Jewish Books Cooking," is a new children's musical created, composed, and directed by Tony-nominated artist Elizabeth Swados based on Jewish-themed childrenis books. It is based on a dozen popular children's books, with a group of young actors interpreting select scenes with original musical arrangements in vaudeville-style skits. Among the books featured in the production are "Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to be Kosher" by Laurel Snyder, "Mr. Mentch" by The Mamas, and "Beautiful Yetta ? The Yiddish Chicken" by Daniel Pinkwater. The show is presented as part of Summer Sundays at the Center, a program for children and their families. The program will include storytelling by the award-winning Peninnah Schram. Jewish Books Cooking is presented with the generous support of The Covenant Foundation.

Kiddie Cruise: a Princess & Pirate party - Party on a boat
June 03, 2012 - New York

Party by Kiddie Cruise: Join us for the 6th season of Kiddie Cruise, a Princess & Pirate adventure for parents and children! The event is a perfect way to spend an afternoon with children 2-9 years old. Kiddie Cruise is an all inclusive event which takes place twice a month in lower Manhattan aboard our boat, The Queen of Hearts. Kids enjoy tons of activities like a puppet show, live music, face painting, arts & crafts, sing-a-longs and more! Tickets are inclusive of a healthy bagged lunch and a magnificent cruise around the New York Harbor with views of the Statue of Liberty!

IYAGNY Children's Yoga Class - Iyengar Yoga Institute
June 03, 2012 - Chelsea

In addition to IYAGNY's open to the public 8th annual Yogathon, taking place on June 3rd and featuring the back-by-popular-demand yoga-inspired fashion show, the institute will also offer special classes. Participants can reserve a spot by going online in advance, signing up in person at the institute, or by calling 212-691-9642. The Children's Class is a favorite of parents and children alike. This class is for children ages 8-12.

IYAGNY 8th annual Yogathon - Iyengar Yoga Institute
June 03, 2012 - Chelsea

Iyengar Yoga Association of Greater New York (IYAGNY) presents the 8th annual Yogathon. The public is invited to experience a big-top-esque choreographed display of entertaining and inspirational yoga poses, to be performed by Iyengar Association teachers and students alike. Guests can expect challenging poses rarely seen in traditional yoga classes such as lotus pose in headstand or 15 variations of triangle pose. The Yogathon at the Iyengar Yoga Institute is free and open to the public from 1-3 pm, but attendees are encouraged to make donations in support of the talented teachers and brave students who are participating by completing a pledge form at the institute or on its website. All proceeds from June 3 support IYAGNY. In addition to the Yogathon, which will include the back-by-popular-demand yoga-inspired fashion show, the institute will also offer special classes in honor of Mary Dunn, who passed away in 2008, and was a senior teacher at the institute and the founder of the Iyengar Institutes in San Francisco and San Diego. Participants can reserve a spot by going online in advance, signing up in person at the institute, or by calling 212-691-9642. Class participants and guests to the Yogathon on June 3 will also get a sneak peak of a video documenting the institute and highlighting the life and influence of founder Mary Dunn.

Family Fun on the Williamsburg Pier - CitiStorage
June 03, 2012 - Williamsburg

Enjoy this outdoor entertainment festival and free, family concert to benefit Camp Brooklyn, a non-profit that raises money to send children of low-income families to sleep-away camp. Tons of food and entertainment.

Westchester Children’s Museum Annual Explore-a-thon - Rye Town Park
June 03, 2012 - Rye

Interactive and educational fun such as balsa wood airplane flying, pop-up water park, wind tunnel, storytelling tent, bubbles, music, and more. The event will raise funds to construct the walls of the region's first children's museum. To sponsor a family in need or to register, call 914-241-5050 or visit

KNIFE PARTY | Sunday June 3 @ The Brooklyn Terminal Project - The Brooklyn Terminal Project
June 03, 2012 - Brooklyn

Sunday June 3rd Pacha NYC & RPM proudly present... The Grand Opening of NYC's Newest Outdoor Venue! THE BROOKLYN TERMINAL PROJECT featuring music by KNIFE PARTY GET TICKETS * Round-Trip Ferry Admission: Includes round-trip ferry service from lower Manhattan to The Brooklyn Terminal Project for just $8. Schedule & location coming soon. Purchasers will receive an email with instructions on location and ferry schedule. Stay tuned to for the latest updates. THE BROOKLYN TERMINAL PROJECT The World's Biggest DJs All Summer Long on the NYC Waterfront • Just a 3-minute ride from Lower Manhattan • A sprawling 75,000 square foot complex • Killer sound system to experience your favorite DJs as intended! • Free on-site parking • Breathtaking views of the NYC skyline • Interactive Art installations • World-class lighting, visuals, and production • Food & Vendor village 18+ to enter / 21+ to drink Doors open 4pm-12am Infoline: 1-888-497-7075 The Brooklyn Terminal Project 72 Bowne Street Brooklyn, New York 11231

Scrapbooking Workshop with artist Jordan Sullivan - Underline Gallery
June 03

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