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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on March 21


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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, March 21, 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 March 21. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Toddler Story Time - Westbury Friends School
Through May 31, 2012 - Westbury

Toddlers can enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays. A light snack and plenty of social interaction will be provided. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child.

L'Elisir d'Amore - Metropolitan Opera
March 21, 2012 -

Donizetti's melodic classic is well served by a quartet of bel canto stars: Juan Diego Flórez and Diana Damrau are the unlikely lovers, Mariusz Kwiecien the vainglorious sergeant, and Alessandro Corbelli the dispenser of the elixir.

Emerson String Quartet - Mozart and Beethoven: The Late Quartets - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
March 21, 2012 -

The Emerson String Quartet explores Mozart's and Beethoven's late works in three profound, not-to-be-missed programs celebrating the greatest compositions for string quartet.

Talking to Your Student about Puberty - Long Hill Admministration Building
March 21, 2012 - Trumbull

Trumbull Parents of Students with Learning Differences (TPSLD) is a town-wide parent support group under Trumbull PTA Council, an affiliate of the National Parent Teacher Association. A PTA member from each school serves as a TPSLD representative to maintain a dialogue among parents, teachers, administrators and community leaders regarding issues that relate to the successful education of students with learning differences. For more information contact

Amateur Night at the Apollo - Apollo Theater
March 21, 2012 - New York

The new Amateur Night season is underway with a whole new line-up of eager contestants who compete for the winning title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000! Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone! Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for master impressionist C.P. Lacey, the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
March 21, 2012 - Wilton

This program offers songs, play, and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. No registration necessary.

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
March 21, 2012 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and puzzles. No registration necessary.

New Mommy Friendship Circle - JCC Rockland
March 21, 2012 - West Nyack

This monthly friendship circle allows new moms to share their experiences, learn from others, and build amazing friendships along the way. Facilitated by Sabrina Roffman, MS, Just for Women Life Coaching. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

Jazz Performance - M.J. Territo - St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
March 21, 2012 - Mt. Vernon

M.J. Territo, jazz vocalist, performs with keyboard and bass. Light refreshments will be served.

Brentano String Quartet - Carnegie Hall
March 21, 2012 -

For part two of Fragments, the Brentano Quartet has invited three of today's most imaginative composers to engage with unfinished pieces by Haydn, Josquin and Mozart to weave compelling new musical works. The new compositions will be played alongside the original ones to create an exciting evening of dialogue between music of the past and music of our present.

Silly Saturday Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through March 21, 2012 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Contact for more information. Classes run through March 21, 2012.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
March 21, 2012 - Garden City

Kids listen each week to a different story that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project about the story that was read.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
March 21, 2012 - Garden City

It's music, music, music. Musical instruments and catchy sing-along songs get the youngest children to move their bodies.

Soda Bread Making for Teens - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 21, 2012 - Garnerville

Teen chefs will learn how to make a simple, delicious, traditional Irish Soda Bread. Each paticipant will make their own bread and bring it home to bake. Pre-registration is required.

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's Circus Presents 'Dragons' - Nassau Coliseum
March 21, 2012 - Uniondale

Dragon tribes from the far reaches of the earth are brought together in a single performance, displaying their breathtaking skills in a circus tournament of champions. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime family event when The Greatest Show On Earth brings the world together to bring your family together.

High School Corps. - Prospect Park
March 21, 2012 - Park Slope

High school students can volunteer to beautify Grand Army Plaza with landscape and horticulture projects. This event is the debut of what will be an ongoing volunteer program for teens. Meet at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch. All volunteers must submit a signed and completed application with parental consent to participate. Call for more information.

Volunteer Corps Information Session - Prospect Park Litchfield Villa
March 21, 2012 - Park Slope

Learn about the great opportunities Prospect Park has to offer for volunteering and join in the fun of sprucing up the Park! No experience necessary.

Hebrew for Little Ones - Congregation Sons of Israel
March 21, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Children up to four years old are invited to learn Hebrew through immersion stories, songs, music, games, and art. Vocabulary lists provided each week for parents to take home. For more information and registration, call 845-358-3767 or contact

Wacky Wednesday - The Sports Place
March 21, 2012 - Blauvelt

Play Wack-a-Mole, Skeeball, or just have fun in The Sports Place's new arcade. Mention Rockland Parent and get one free bag of tokens with every four purchased.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 21, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-5 are invited with a parent or caregiver to hear stories. Pre-registration is required.

Cookie Decorating - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 21, 2012 - Garnerville

Young artists can design their own culinary treats.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
March 21, 2012 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful winter days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories. Portion of program held outside except in extreme conditions.

Westchester Children's Association 2012 Advocacy Breakfast: Lifelong Effects of Childhood Trauma - Westchester Marriott
March 21, 2012 - Tarrytown

Robert F. Anda, MD, MS, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will be the guest speaker at the 2012 Kathryn W. Davis Advocacy Lecture and Breakfast, "Scoring Childhood: The Hidden Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences." Dr. Anda and Co-principal Dr. Vincent Felitti of Kaiser Permanente conducted The Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) Study, to analyze the relationship between childhood trauma, adverse childhood experiences, and health and behavioral outcomes later in life. All are welcome.

Lego Club for Littles - Wilton Library
March 21, 2012 - Wilton

Kids in grades K-2 learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego masterpiece from the library's Lego collection. Twenty tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45pm.

Upcycle Beach Towel Design Workshop - Queens Library: Rosedale Branch
March 21, 2012 - Rosedale

Using left over Queens Library beach towels, Rosedale tweens and teens will create original designed items to be entered in a contest.

Bilingual Storytime - Queens Library: Far Rockaway Branch
Through March 21, 2012 - Far Rockaway

Play and learn with your child at the library. The bilingual story time is designed for children from birth to 36 months of age. Exposure to the rhythms of language and music can help introduce very young children to books and reading.

Art and Crafts for Tweens and Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Coney Island branch
March 21, 2012 - Coney Island

Create fun projects and hang out.

Chinese Acrobats ? Direct From China - Queens College
March 21, 2012 - Flushing

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with astounding acrobats, jugglers, bicyclists, and contortionists are showcased by show-stopping choreography, dazzling lighting, vibrant costumes, and evocative music. An award-winning spectacle of acrobats and dance company touring 30 countries each year. These circus performers display martial arts, traditional music, dance, acrobatics and illusion. Students will learn the beauty of Chinese culture through traditional Chinese dance, colorful costumes, and both ancient and contemporary music and theater.

Aldrich Buddies - Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
March 21, 2012 - Ridgefield

Children aged three to five discover the artwork in the museum's galleries, led by a Museum educator. Gallery games and questions are followed by the reading of a storybook that relates to the artwork. Everyone then participates in making an art project.

Storytime Projects: Paint the Town Red - Fairfield Museum and History Center
March 21, 2012 - Fairfield

Listen to storybook adventures with vibrant illustrations and then create your own painting. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Girls Club: Wartime with Molly - Fairfield Museum and History Center
March 21, 2012 - Fairfield

Growing up during World War II was tough, but people throughout the world galvanized together to save resources and to make sacrifices. Learn about Molly's life during the war and how she discovered the fascinating stories of Britain's royalty.

Evening Lecture Series: Take a Virtual Trip to Yellowstone National Park - Beardsley Zoo
March 21, 2012 - Bridgeport

Experience the majesty of the animals and vistas of Yellowstone National Park.

The Use of Visuals to Support Social, Academic, Behavioral and Executive Functioning across the Home and School Day - Norwalk City Hall
March 21, 2012 - Norwalk

Lynne Guilmette, M.Ed., Chief Administrator of Meliora Academy, provides both teachers and parents with useful strategies for using visual supports throughout the day, placing strong emphasis on the development of language and communication, relatedness, cognitive flexibility and social cognition in the context of functional real-life activities. Ms Guilmette provides intensive and comprehensive educational services using innovative, integrated models designed specifically to reduce the fragmented learning, which often occurs with children on the special needs spectrum.

Hot Cocoa & Marshmallows: Penny Paper Play Projects - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
March 21, 2012 - Stony Brook

Joyce Zucker talks about her book "Penny Paper Play Projects". She is a teacher, professional musical storyteller and inventor of board games.

Lego Club - Children's Museum of the East End
March 21, 2012 - Bridgehampton

Older siblings are dropped off to construct works of art from LEGOs while the rest of the family is playing in the museum. Their creations will be on display until the next club meets. The program is designed to encourage older siblings to continue visiting the museum. To help CMEE develop this new program call (631) 537-8250 or email to donate LEGOs.

Free Irish Classes-Mommy Daddy & Me - Gerry Tobin School of Irish
March 21, 2012 - Babylon

This Irish language immersion program teaches Irish Gaelic to families through games, stories and other interactive activities. Visit the website for more information.

Creating Extraordinary Mind and Body Wellness - The Family Wellness Center
March 21, 2012 - Plainview

Sign up for this lecture and demonstration given by Dr. Michael Berlin and learn about an extraordinarily gentle method that literally resolves all the stress, tension, distortions, and traumas from your body and mind. Call for more information.

Lee Ritenour - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 21, 2012 - New York

It's hard to believe that 2010 marked 50 years since Lee Ritenour starting playing the guitar, setting in motion a career that legends are made of. Highlights of this career include 19 Grammy nominations, a Grammy Award, numerous No. 1 spots on guitar polls, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian SJ Awards, and the prestigious Alumnus of the Year award from USC. He has recorded over 40 albums and charted 35 songs, and he was a founding member of the group Fourplay, considered the most successful band in contemporary jazz. On his latest endeavor, 6 String Theory (2010), Ritenour celebrates the instrument that has allowed him the blessing of his tremendous career - the guitar - by producing and assembling a star-studded tribute with 20 (including himself) of the greatest and soon-to-be greatest guitarists of our time. Incorporating all of his history, from jazz and classical to rock and blues, from acoustic to electric and back again, 6 String Theory is certainly one of greatest guitar recordings ever made.

Pop-Up Paper Cut Workshop - Children's Museum of the Arts
March 21, 2012 - SoHo

Use basic pop-up and paper-cutting techniques to create your own pieces of art.

Manhattan Free School Open House - Manhattan Free School
March 21, 2012 - East Harlem

Tour the facility and learn about this school's revolutionary approach to education, where students and staff are trusted to govern the school together, learning is self-directed, and classes are non-compulsory. Because students design their individual educational path, classes develop around student interest, with advisors to assist students as desired. Watch a decision-making meeting in progress as students and staff take responsibility for the effective operation of and the quality of life at the school.

Enlightened Warriors Teen-Adult Glowga Glow in the Dark Yoga Class - Wee Warriors Yoga Playtime at Prism Wellness
March 21, 2012 - St. James

Come join other young adults (students and young professionals) and decompress at this weekly special yoga event. Be sure to wear clothing that will look great as you Flow in the Glow.

Program: Natural History of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge - Teatown Lake Reservation
March 21, 2012 - Ossining

Co-sponsored by Saw Mill River Audubon and Teatown Lake Reservation. A presentation by Don Riepe, former naturalist and manager at the National Park Service's Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Don, a prolific author and photographer, is NY Chapter Director of the American Littoral Society and is currently the "Jamaica Bay Guardian." The program will feature his photos and a discussion of the history and ecology of Jamaica Bay Refuge, as well as many stories about Don's experience as manager of this 9,000 acre urban preserve. Follow up this program with a field trip to Jamaica Bay on March 25. Call 914-666-6503, email office@sawmillriveraudubon, or visit for more information.

The Story Prize Awards Ceremony 2012 - The New School, Tishman Auditorium
March 21, 2012 - New York

Three celebrated authors, whose collections span decades-long careers, vie for The Story Prize, the richest top prize of any annual U.S. book award for fiction. The Story Prize honors three outstanding short story fiction collections chosen from among a field of 92 books that 60 different publishers or imprints submitted in 2011. The three finalists Don DeLillo, The Angel Esmeralda (Scribner), Steve Millhauser, We Others (Alfred A. Knopf), and Edith Perlman, Binocular Vision (Lookout Books) will read selections from their work, after which Director Larry Dark will interview each writer on-stage. At the end of the event, Founder Julie Lindsey will announce the winner and present that author with $20,000 and an engraved silver bowl. The two runners-up will each receive $5,000. Sponsored by the New School of Writing.

Evening Lecture Series: Take a Virtual Trip to Yellowstone National Park - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
March 21, 2012 - Bridgeport

Come see the home where the buffalo roam - experience the majesty of the animals and vistas of Yellowstone National Park. $5 suggested donation. Refreshments will be served. This lecture, taking place in the Hanson Exploration Station, is part of the Evening Lecture Series, sponsored by Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Volunteer Association.

Evening Lecture Series: Take a Virtual Trip to Yellowstone National Park - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
March 21, 2012 - Bridgeport

Come see the home where the buffalo roam - experience the majesty of the animals and vistas of Yellowstone National Park.

March 21, 2012 - Lake Success

Do it for yourself. Do it for the kids. The latest cancer treatments aren't always prescribed by doctors. Look Good Feel Better is a free program that teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively going through cancer treament and to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. To register, call Jean Ann Bilka at 516-622-7843 or visit

Paul A. Volcker, Former Chairman of The Federal Reserve System At The Cooper Union - The Cooper Union - The Great Hall
March 21, 2012 - New York

Financial legend Paul Volcker, former Chairman of The Federal Reserve, will talk about the current state of our economy when he gives the 11th Annual Benjamin Menschel Distinguished Lecture at The Cooper Union. Volcker was chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from August 1979 to August 1987 under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. He is credited with playing the leading role in ending a period of high and rising inflation and restoring a base for sustained growth. Additionally, he was the Chairman of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board under President Barack Obama from February 2009 until February 2011. The eponymous Volker Rule, which is part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act enacted in 2010, seeks to limit proprietary trading by banks. It is slated for implementation in July 2012. This lecture is made possible by the Benjamin Menschel Distinguished Lectureship, established with a generous grant from The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation. In its 11th year, this highly regarded lecture series has provided a public platform for some of the most renowned scientists, historians, economists and intellectuals of our time.

March 21, 2012 - Upper West Side

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in collaboration with Voice of Witness, and the Magnum Foundation, will host the culminating event of the Cathedral's art exhibition "The Value of Water," on view since September 2011, on March 21. Evening of Witness relies on firsthand verbal and photographic testimony, as well as music, poetry and stories, to reflect on the most devastating human experiences of water, its storm fury, and its scarcity: hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, drought and pollution. From the March 2011 earthquake in Japan to Hurricane Irene, powerful water events are dramatically shaping our world and lives. Evening of Witness explores everything from water's nurturing and spiritual power to its tremendous physical power. Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! will host the evening. First person narratives from the Voice of Witness book series, founded by Dave Eggers and Lola Vollen, featuring the experiences of Zimbabwean refugees, undocumented immigrants in the U.S., Burmese migrants forced into the illegal fishing industry, and men and women who lived through Hurricane Katrina, will be read by members of the arts collective Peace Poets as well as John Horgan, author of The End of War (McSweeney's, 2012) and Laura Simms, renowned Storyteller. The Cathedral's Poet in Residence, Marilyn Nelson, will read her poem "Nothing Stranger" and poets Nicole Cooley and Patricia Smith will read from their books about Hurricane Katrina. Magnum Foundation photographers Paolo Pellegrin, Thomas Dworzak and Dominic Nahr will offer a visual counterpoint. In addition, the Cathedral will screen segments of Ali Hobbs' film The Long Walk, a documentary that records one woman's 7 ½ hour walk for water in Sudan's Nuba mountains and Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music, will lead the Cathedral Choirs and Orchestra in a varied selection of music from Handel's Water Music to Shall We Gather at The River by Robert Lowry. The Value of Water, an art exhibition featuring the work of over 40 contemporary visual artists whose work focuses on depicting and reflecting on water will be on exhibit until March 25. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.

Free Week - Kidberry
March 21, 2012 - Harlem

Enjoy free demo classes the week before Kidberry's spring session begins on April 1. Classes offered this spring include Music Together, My Mini School, Creative Ballet, Hippitee Hop, Twos on Their Toes, Lango Spanish and Mandarin, Sing & Sign, and Little Berry Atelier. Visit to sign up for free class demos. Demo classes are free but registration required.

AYO: The Billie-Eve Tour - Highline Ballroom
March 21, 2012 -

With the release of her first chart-topping single "Down on My Knees" in 2006, Ayo's fresh and powerful melody instantly won over the heart of the public. Born in Germany with Nigerian origins, Joy Olasumibo Ogunmakin was musically reborn in France, gaining instant fame as Ayo. While happily combining mixed legacies, with musical influences such as Bob Marley and Donny Hathaway, she was immediately spotted as a one-of-a-kind artist in the 21st century. After a brief stint in a girl band, she moved to Hamburg in 2000, where she recorded the first version of "Down on My Knees" using a cupboard as a sound studio. During the recording, she prophesied to her friend that the song would appear on her debut album.

The James Beard Foundation’s Beard on Books Series to feature Gail Simmons, Talking with my Mouth Full: My Life as a Professional Eater - The James Beard House
March 21, 2012 - New York

On Wednesday, March 21st, celebrated cook, food critic, magazine editor and television star Gail Simmons will be visiting the historic James Beard House to read selections from her memoir, Talking with my Mouth Full: My Life as a Professional Eater. The seasoned Top Chef judge and Special Projects Director of Food & Wine magazine will share anecdotes from her inspirational journey from amateur eater to world-famous food expert, providing insight into how she came to live the dream so many “foodies” could only imagine. Beard on Books, an ongoing monthly literary series featuring readings and discussions with some of the food world’s most celebrated authors, is free to students with a suggested donation of $20 for nonstudents. Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino waters, Lavazza coffees, Mighty Leaf Tea, and Green & Black’s® Organic Chocolate will be served. Sweets provided by Three Tarts. Guests are also welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch. Book signing will follow readings and discussions, and books will be available for purchase from Mobile Libris. To RSVP, please call James Beard Foundation Reservations Manager Colleen Vincent at 212.627.2308.

Usdan Art Exhibit: FIRST CLASS - Tilles Center
Through March 22, 2012 - Brookville

The inaugural exhibit of the newest work of the teenaged members, all from Long Island, of Usdan Center's Portfolio Preparation Track program.

Pets that look like their owner contest - Unleashed by Petco
Through March 23, 2012 - New York

Do you think your pet looks like you? Bring in a picture of you and your pet all week and on Saturday, March 24, a winner will be announced. Voting will take place Monday, 19 through Friday, 23.

Now Registering for our Free Clerical Skills Training & GED Program - Opportunities For a Better Tomorrow
Through March 23, 2012 - Brooklyn

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow is currently registering for our February 2012 cycle - CLERICAL SKILLS TRAINING & GED PROGRAM. Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (OBT) is a not-for-profit organization that provides education, college assistance, job training and job placement assistance to young adults ages 17 – 21. During our 20-week program, we provide classes in Keyboarding, Computer Applications, Office Procedures, Business English, Business Math, Job Readiness, Public Speaking and Communication, and GED Preparation (if needed). Walk-ins are welcome Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. If you know of someone who would benefit from this program PLEASE LET HIM OR HER KNOW. COME AND REGISTER NOW!! For more information you can call us at 718-369-0303/718-387-1600 or visit our website at For a list of programs please visit us at: Locations: Sunset Park: 783 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232 Bushwick: 25 Thornton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

R&R at the JCC - The JCC In Manhattan
Through March 24, 2012 - Upper West Side

Make your Shabbat afternoon special with workshops, art, yoga, meditation, food, music, study sessions, film, origami, creative art projects, spa experiences, indoor and outdoor play, and more. There are programs for both children and adults.

Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean - Darien Arts Center
Through March 24, 2012 - Darien

In a small town dime store in West Texas, the "Disciples of James Dean" gather for their twentieth reunion. Now middle-aged women, they were teenagers when Dean filmed Giant two decades ago in nearby Marfa. One of them, an extra in the film, has a child whom she says was conceived with Dean during the shoot. The ladies' congenial reminiscences mingle with flash backs to their youth; then the arrival of a stunning but familiar stranger sets off a series of confrontations that smash their delusions and expose bitter disappointments. To make reservations, contact the box office at 203.655.5414 or buy tickets online at:

Coming of Age in America: The Photography of Joseph Szabo - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through March 25, 2012 - Huntington

A dual portrait of adolescence on Long Island and summers on iconic Jones Beach. Szabo's poignant black-and-white photographs depict teens on the cusp of adulthood, captured in moments of uncertainty, reflection, longing, bravado, and exuberance.

The Allman Brothers Band - Beacon Theatre
Through March 25, 2012 - New York

The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND are getting set to honor the 40th anniversary of their iconic 1972 live album EAT A PEACH in a big way: they're hailing 2012 as "The Year of the Peach." The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees will start the year with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, which "honors performers who have made contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording." That event will take place Saturday, February 11 during Grammy Week in Los Angeles and the group will be mentioned on the Sunday, February 12 national TV broadcast. "It?s shaping up to be a great year," says BUTCH TRUCKS, who co-founded the band in 1969 with GREGG ALLMAN, drummer JAIMOE, guitarist DUANE ALLMAN, bassist BERRY OAKLEY and guitarist DICKEY BETTS. "We just wanted to make music that was honest and play it for friends, which is pretty much what we've done. It's an honor to be able to be recognized like this." Soon after the Grammy Awards, the band will launch their annual residency at New York City's Beacon Theatre, where they will perform 10 shows beginning Friday, March 9 (see full itinerary below). Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday, January 6. The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND have performed over 200 sold out Beacon Shows since they began the March tradition in 1989. Their 2003 run was captured on the gold-selling LIVE AT THE BEACON THEATRE DVD and the ONE WAY OUT CD, which features the Grammy-nominated track "Instrumental Illness."

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble - Joyce Theater
Through March 25, 2012 -

Nrityagram Dance Ensemble takes the stage with a mesmerizing new work choreographed by Artistic Director Surupa Sen. Devoted to popularizing Odissi, an ancient Indian sacred ritual that celebrates the beauty of curved body lines, the company joins forces with Srilanka's Chitrasena Dance Company to explore the meeting point between the sensuality of Odissi and the masculine dynamism of Chitrasena's Kandyan dance, a shamanic ritual undertaken to purify and invoke divine energy.

Heroes Storywalk: 'Giant Steps to Change the World' By Spike Lee - White Plains Public Library
Through March 25, 2012 - White Plains

Learn about heroes of our time - men and women who stood up for what they believed in. Guess who they are and what they did, and celebrate their achievements along this storywalk in the library. The Storywalk is based on the book entitled, "Giant Steps to Change the World," written by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee, and illustrated by Sean Qualls. Open to families with children in grades 1-6 beginning Sunday, February 19 and continuing through Sunday, March 25, 2012. Storywalk instructions are available at the Children's Information Desk (The Compass) in The Trove. Participants must sign in there before proceeding on the walk. Children in grades 1-3 must be accompanied by an adult on the walk. Children in grades 4-6 may follow the walk without an adult.

The Yeats Game - Producers' Club
Through March 25, 2012 - New York

American Storyboard presents The Yeats Game, a farce of improbable darkness written by John J. Ronan. Kathy Richter directs a cast of four including Toby Wherry, Susan Stout, Jennifer Silverstein and Lucius Wall. Performances for The Yeats Game will be held at The Producers’ Club, 358 West 44th Street in NYC for twenty-four performances beginning Wednesday, February 29 to Sunday, March 25, 2012. The Yeats Game is a farce about middle-age choices and their ridiculous consequences. At a funeral, as two frisky couples contemplate a friend’s fatal, love-nest heart attack, they flash back to their own recent snowed-in weekend at a mountain cabin. There, a board game designed for age-hating Boomers leads to tangled romance as the old friends explore love, lust, marriage and mischief. Just as guilt prompts confession, and all things point to reform, maturity and reluctant virtue, the play’s close tells us that virtue is a weak motivator, immaturity has its advantages - and that the corpse is perhaps not so dead. A comical, brainy look at the pre-geezer years, The Yeats Game was inspired by the poet's famous line: “Only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood - sex and the dead.” The Yeats Game, which played to standing room only audiences at its World Premiere in Boston, is a booze-, Viagra-, dice-driven romp. The Yeats Game is produced by American Storyboard. Director: Kathy Richter; Playwright: John J. Ronan; Sound Designer: Timothy Dahl; Production Stage Manager: Keri Taylor; Assistant Stage Manager: Kristin Dwyer; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR. The Yeats Game plays for twenty-four performances from Wednesday, February 29 to Sunday, March 25, 2012, with performances Wednesdays & Thursdays at 7:30pm, Saturdays & Sundays at 8pm, and matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at or by calling 212-868-4444. For more information, please visit The runtime for The Yeats Game is 1:30, with no intermission. Kathy Richter (director) is a stage actor, director, dramaturge, and producer. She has directed and performed regionally, including in productions of Sisters Rosensweig, Steel Magnolias and Sylvia (Tampa, FL) and The Diary of Anne Frank (Rhinebeck, NY). She has worked with playwrights on the development of new plays at Abingdon Theatre Company in New York, where she met playwright John Ronan and directed their first reading of The Yeats Game. Kathy has been a successful producer and director of documentary films, winning a PlanetOut/HBO Award in 2002 for Best Short Documentary. Another project was acquired by the ACLU to air as part of its Freedom Files television series in 2007. As a director, Kathy looks for plays with humor and a sound story. She enjoys working on new plays, helping playwrights to perfect their scripts. Kathy worked as a news reporter, anchor, and producer in top television markets, including Tampa, Miami, and Grand Rapids. She has run marketing and communications departments for both Fortune 500 Companies and small corporations and marketed a small company for eventual acquisition by a Berkshire Hathaway Company. Kathy studied the Practical Aesthetics technique for acting at Atlantic Acting School in New York. She holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor’s Degree in Radio-Television Broadcasting with a Minor in Theatre from Southern Illinois University—Carbondale. John J. Ronan is a playwright and poet. His comedy, The Yeats Game – A Farce of Improbable Darkness, premiered at the West End Theater in Gloucester, MA, in 2007, and later had an SRO run at Boston Playwrights Theatre. He is very happy to be working with Kathy Richter on a Big Apple premiere. Speaking of which, his latest play, The Apple Trap: A Parable in Two Acts, will go into production in 2013. John has received wide recognition for his poetry. A new book, Marrowbone Lane, appeared in January 2009; in 2010 it was "Highly Recommended" by the Boston Authors Club. Ronan has appeared in scores of national magazines and reviews, including New England Review, Three Penny Review, Southern Poetry Review, The Hollins Critic, and Notre Dame Review. He is a former National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, a Ucross Fellow, and Bread Loaf Scholar. In June of 2008 he was named to a two-year term as Poet Laureate of Gloucester, MA. Other books include The Catching Self, The Curable Corpse and John J. Ronan: Greatest Hits 1975-2000. Other work was included in an anthology of prize-winning poetry, Sad Little Breathings, edited by Heather McHugh and published in 2001. John is also the producer and host of "The Writer's Block with John Ronan," a television program featuring writers, actors, and other artists. The series, a first prize NECTA winner in 2005, began its 22nd season in September. American Storyboard, Inc., is a non-profit, 501c3 charitable corporation dedicated to producing documentaries, plays, and other media forms of the highest quality. American Storyboard was the producer of an important sports documentary titled Women in American Horse Racing, a finalist for a prestigious Billie Awards. A previous feature, Gloucester's Adventure: An American Story, won national awards, including a TELLY and GOLD AURORA, and was aired on PBS outlets. Tax deductible donations may be made to American Storyboard, Inc.

Brian Bress: Status Report - New Museum of Contemporary Art
Through March 25, 2012 - New York

This exhibition, the latest presentation in the New Museum's 'Stowaways' series, will be the New York premier of Brian Bress's Status Report (2009). In Bress's low-tech video, humorous characters, all played by the artist, struggle with interpersonal relationships, the pursuit of intended goals, and the desire to communicate. Manipulating pictorial and sculptural conventions through fantastically hand-crafted sets and costumes that combine drawing, painting, and collage, Bress creates a disjunctive world where spaces of imagination and representation compete for equal footing. Brian Bress (b. 1975) lives and works in Los Angeles. His videos have been shown at ICA, Philadelphia; LAX Art, Los Angeles; Diverse Works, Houston; University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa; and Parrish Art Museum, South Hampton. His work was included in the comprehensive survey exhibition "California Video: Artists and Histories" presented at the Getty Museum in 2008. This is Bress's first New York museum presentation.

Across Time & Place: Treasures from the Permanent Collection - The Heckscher Museum of Art
Through March 25, 2012 - Huntington

This rotating exhibition of highlights from the Permanent Collection features a broad range of works by American and European artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Of particular interest is �tienne Berne-Bellecour?s monumental "Embarkation Maneuver," 1882, which factually depicts the departure of a regiment of cuirassiers following the Franco-Prussian War, in contrast to the acerbic commentary on the Weimar Republic seen in George Grosz?s equally monumental "Eclipse of the Sun," 1926.

Spring Alive! - Dixon PLace
Through March 25, 2012 - New York

ONE Healing Arts COMPANY and Demos Bizar Entertainment present SPRING ALIVE! a world premiere interactive theatrical experience starring Broadway performer and recording artist Spring Groove (Bway: Grease, Saturday Night Fever). Musical Director Alex Navarro leads a band, including musicians Greg Burrows, Jordan Jancz, and David Finch with singers Sherez Aletaha and Saum Eskandani. Based upon Spring’s unique journey and her original music, E! News calls SPRING ALIVE! “a sing, pray, love experience” for the heart and mind. SPRING ALIVE! uniquely combines the Folk, Pop, Ecstatic and Meditative Mantra music genres into an entertaining and humorous journey as Spring travels the globe in search of everything from glowsticks to gurus. Spring Groove is a former Broadway performer and an award-winning singer song writer honored by Billboard and The LA Music Awards for Best Female Singer. With 7 critically-acclaimed CDs, Spring’s music ranges from Folk and Pop to Ecstatic and Meditative Mantra. As a street musician, Spring flourishes. She has independently sold over 15,000 CD’s and has opened hearts around the world headlining at festivals throughout Italy, Germany and other European cities. Spring is also a bhakti yogi who tours internationally to help awaken consciousness and create community through the gift of music. Spring produced & performed the sold out SHE ROCKS BROADWAY AT Studio 54, raising over $100K for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the New York Fashion Cares and the benefit LA concert, SPRING FEVER. Spring’s music has been featured in several independent award winning films and has been played on both MTV and E! Television. LA Yoga Magazine says “…her light is infectious.” Spring’s voice has been recorded with bhakti yogis such as Has Christian of Rasa, David Newman, Petros Haffenrichter, The Temple Bhajan Band and David Stringer with whom she tours regularly all over the world. Her training includes The Boston Conservatory The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram in The Bahamas and extensive touring in over 15 countries. ONE Healing Arts COMPANY, Inc. is a new production company producing theatrical work that opens hearts and minds, creates a nurturing environment for artists, promotes wellness and healing of mind and body, and elevates collective consciousness.

'Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical' - Manhattan Children's Theatre
Through March 25, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind. This true-to-life musical tale about what happens when Daddy's in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong is based on the book "Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale," by Mo Willems. Lyrics by Mo Willems, music by Michael Silversher, directed by MCT artistic director Bruce Merrill. For more information about group rates and weekday school performances, visit or call 212-226-4085.

Blessed are the Peacemakers- A Lenten Tribute - St. Paul's Chapel
Through March 25, 2012 - New York

A Lenten Tribute Featuring Storytelling and Jazz Meditations by THEODICY JAZZ COLLECTIVE. Celebrate the lives of men and women of faith and courage with stories, prayers, and jazz meditations by Theodicy Jazz Collective at St. Paul’s Chapel in Lower Manhattan (Broadway at Fulton Street) on Sunday afternoons during Lent. This year’s reflections honor Mahatma Gandhi (02/26), Wangari Maathai (03/04), Martin Luther King, Jr. (03/11), Oscar Romero (03/18) and Nelson Mandela (03/25). For more information, visit Theodicy Jazz Collective is a group of musicians committed to ministry through the creative, spiritual power of music. The collective has a unique sound influenced by the spirituals and gospel music of the African-American church, as well as progressive jazz and world music.

New York International Children's Film Festival - Various Addresses
Through March 25, 2012 - Manhattan

Now in its 15th year, NYICFF is North America's largest festival of film for children and teens and stands at the forefront of a movement to define a new, more provocative and compelling film for kids. The upcoming NYICFF 2012 unspools March 2-25 at theaters around Manhattan, with 100+ films plus gala premieres, retrospectives, filmmaker Q&As, production workshops, receptions, audience voting, and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony. Highlights include: Lotte and the Moonstone Secret, Shorts for Tots, Cinderella Moon, Ninja Kids and many more! For a full list of screenings and to buy tickets visit

'S Wonderful - The New Gershwin Musical - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through March 25, 2012 - Elmsford

An all-singing, all-dancing celebration of the brilliant music and lyrics of brothers George and Ira Gershwin. The melodies flow through five mini-musicals inspired by stories of young love. Audiences are transported to the different places, times and styles that made the Gershwin brothers the most successful songwriting team in musical history. First it's New York City in 1916, moving to Paris in the 1930s, Hollywood in the '40s, New Orleans in the 1950s and ending in the present day. 'S Wonderful pays a nostalgic tribute to the incomparable songbook of George and Ira Gershwin, featuring over featuring over 42 songs, including "Someone to Watch Over Me," "I've Got Rhythm," "Embraceable You," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "Love is Here to Stay" "Shall We Dance," "Rhapsody in Blue," and more. Show Times: Wednesday & Thursday Matinees: Lunch: 11:30am; Show: 1pm. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Evenings: Dinner: 6:30pm; Show: 8pm. Sunday Matinees: Lunch: 12pm; Show: 1:30pm. Sunday Evenings: Dinner: 5:30pm; Show: 7pm.

Look for the Woman - Richmond Shepard Theatre
Through March 25, 2012 - New York

Off-Off Broadway Play, Drama. "Buck, MJ, Lukey and Daryl Hadlow's worlds are rocked when their mother, Vivienne, declares herself the rightful owner of the family's struggling steel company. She is on a war path, attempting to regain emotional control over her sons and their wives by dropping bombs and... revealing devastating secrets. But Vivienne's actions aren't without consequence and an unlikely hero - and potential suspect - emerges." Remaining Cast Members - Ric Sechrest*, John David Carey*, Paul Murillo*, Michael Borne, Melanie Furjanic Ryan, Stephanie Anne Ervin*, Niae Knight, Lynn Mancinelli* and Elizabeth Bove* *member of AEA. Written by Christie Perfetti. Directed by Matilda Szydagis. Produced by John Lant of Write Act Repertory

Sanja Ivekovic: Sweet Violence - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through March 26, 2012 - Manhattan

The first museum exhibition in the United States of the work of Sanja Ivekovic (b. 1949, Zagreb) covers four decades of the artist's remarkable career. A feminist, activist, and video pioneer, Ivekovic came of age in the post-1968 period, when artists broke free from mainstream institutional settings, laying the ground for a form of praxis antipodal to official art. Part of the generation known as the Nova Umjetnicka Praksa (New Art Practice), Ivekovic produced works of cross-cultural resonance that range from conceptual photomontages to video and performance. This exhibition brings together a historic group of single-channel videos and media installations, including Sweet Violence (1974), Personal Cuts (1982), Practice Makes a Master (1982/2009), General Alert (Soap Opera) (1995), and Rohrbach Living Memorial (2005). Among the 100 photomontages featured in the exhibition is Ivekovic's celebrated series Double Life (1975-76), for which the artist juxtaposed pictures of herself culled from her private albums with commercial ads clipped from the pages of women's magazines. While in the 1970s Ivekovic probed the persuasive qualities of mass media and its identity-forging potential, after 1990--following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the disintegration of Yugoslavia, and the birth of a new nation--she focused on the transformation of reality from socialist to post-socialist political systems. Ivekovic offers a fascinating view into the official politics of power, gender roles, and the paradoxes inherent in society's collective memory. The exhibition will be accompanied by a major publication.

Art from Around the World at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through March 27, 2012 - New York City

The days may still seem short, but the artwork displayed at Agora Gallery this March will bring light, warmth and a sense of freshness to your day. Let yourself experience a new way of viewing the world through the work displayed in East Meets West: an Exhibition of Fine Art from Asia, in which talented Asian artists unite their personal abilities with their sensitivity to universal affairs, to create art which is often informed by their cultural heritage. Unbound Perspectives provides new insight into the world we live in, as the artists tread the delicate line between realism and optimism to show us both what is and what could be. In Reverie of Form takes us on a journey of discovery and delight that nonetheless relates to aspects of shared human experience, hinting gently at the wonder that we often ignore. Beginning on March 6, 2012, these exhibitions will run until March 27, 2012. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, March 8, 2012. Entrance is free and all art enthusiasts are encourages to attend. Exhibition Dates: March 6, 2012 – March 27, 2012 Reception: Thursday, March 8, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: Featured Artists: East Meets West: an Exhibition of Fine Art from Asia Hiroe Dazai | Susumu Hasegawa | Cauro Hige | Soojin Hong | Tsutomu Hoshitani | Toshio Ishikawa | Yasuyuki Ito | Noriko Kinouchi | Takako Kodani | Takashi Kogawa | Hung Yi | Rui Zhu Unbound Perspectives Alex Barba | Pascal Bejeannin | Briggitte Lazo ("Blazo") | Cheri Mittermaier | Rya Oshpiz | Stephanie Elyse Patent | Alexandre-Éric Piette | Anjum Saeed | SILBEN | Nicholas Vitale In Reverie of Form Annik | Marie Anne Baron | Tom Byrne | Gilbert Cantu | Bruce Cull | Carolina Ferrara | Steve Mason | Nataixa Ros | Jaime Sánchez Nava | Tanya | Elena Vasileva | Lilina C. Williams About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

ADHD Parent Coaching Workshop Series - Hallowell Center
Through March 28, 2012 - Manhattan

Parenting kids with ADHD can be tough. ADHD experts have long recommended Parent Training as a crucial part of treatment for children with ADHD. Education combined with the support and guidance of a trained professional can make a huge difference in parenting confidence and effectiveness. During this seven-session workshop, you will develop the techniques necessary to help reduce the challenging behaviors, homework stress, and school struggles and bring back joy and connection with your child. To register, email

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through March 28, 2012 - Upper East Side

An interactive, mommy-and-me class where toddlers ages 1-3 can learn and grow. Each week, a new theme is the center of the fun, which includes music, puppets, finger plays, felt board stories, and even some magic.

CHESS CLUB - Greenburgh Public Library
Through March 28, 2012 - Elmsford

Classes for beginners by master chess player, sign up limited to 10 players. Advanced players improve your game - all ages welcome, limited to 10 players. Call 721-8224 to register. Wednesdays, March 7, 14, and 21.

Through March 29, 2012 - Brooklyn

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter is hosting an important Family Caregiver Workshop to help Brooklyn family caregivers cope with the demands and stress of caring for someone who has dementia. The 10-hour education program will take place at Catholic Charities’ Benson Ridge Senior Services in Brooklyn on four consecutive Thursday afternoons: Thursday, March 8, 2012, Thursday, March 15, 2012; Thursday, March 22, 2012, and Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Attendance is required at all four sessions. The program will be presented by experts from the New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and will cover important topics including: • How to improve communication with someone who has dementia/Alzheimer’s; • How to understand and manage behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s disease; and • Activities that will help improve your life and the life of the person you are caring for. The meetings are free. Pre-registration is mandatory. To register, please call the New York City Chapter’s 24-hour Helpline at 800-272-3900. The program is made possible by a generous grant from the Brooklyn Community Foundation whose mission is to improve the lives of people in Brooklyn by strengthening communities through local giving, grantmaking and community service. Attendance is required at all four sessions.

Stone Cold Fox Presents Crisistown: A Choose Your Own Adventure Comedy - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Through March 30, 2012 - New York

Stone Cold Fox invites you to Crisistown, a little town with a big crisis. “What sort of crisis?” you ask. “And just how big is it?” That’s the thing: YOU get to decide. Crisistown: A Choose Your Own Adventure Comedy is a scripted, interactive comedy show that puts you, the audience, in charge. YOU get to vote on what happens next. And YOU get to decide how it will end. All we know for certain is that there’s a crisis. And it’s pretty big.

'In Like a Lion and Out Like a Lamb' Door Hangers - Long Island Children's Museum
Through March 30, 2012 - Garden City

Gather in the Inner Lobby during the month of March and learn to decorate your very own door hanger. Use a variety of materials as you create a two-sided wooden door hanger to reflect the two sides of this month's changing weather – coming in roaring like a lion then going out gently like a lamb. This program runs Tuesdays to Fridays through March 30, 2012.

Youth Art Month - Harrison Public Library
Through March 30, 2012 - Harrison

Harrison Council for the Arts presents Youth Art Month, March 4-30, at the Harrison Municipal Building, Heineman Place, and the Harrison Public Library, Bruce Avenue. This annual exhibit consists of multi-media art reflecting the talents of students in the Harrison schools, with works selected by art teachers in the community. Opening reception Sunday, March 4 from 1-3pm, at the Harrison Municipal Building, with entertainment at 2:30pm at the Library.

Game Toolkit - Greenburgh Public Library
Through March 30, 2012 - Elmsford

Starting with Smash Brothers, learn how to create levels and boards for games. Volunteer-run program. Call Andrew at 914-721-8224 for more information. Fridays: March 2, 16, and 30.

HANDS ON ON THE FARM: EGG COLLECTING - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Through March 31, 2012 - Pocantico Hills

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

Separation Anxiety: Exhibit, Free Reception and Art Workshop - Pelham Art Center
Through March 31, 2012 - Pelham

A multi-media exhibition examining the various facets of parenthood. Free opening reception and all-age art workshop: Friday, February 3, 6:30-8:00pm. Artists in the exhibition explore the often unacknowledged worry and unease that all parents, traditional or not, must navigate. Through these investigations, cultural anxieties and debates over the definition of family, parenthood and childhood are explored in surprising and interesting ways. This exhibition was previously featured at the Wignall Museum of Contamporary Art, Chaffey College, in Rancho Cucamona, CA. It is curated by Denise Johnson and Rebecca Trawick.

'Make Art (in) Public' - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through March 31, 2012 - SoHo

This exhibit includes works by artists such as Keith Haring, Swoon, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Remed, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Moondog, and Tranqui Yanqui. The exhibition explores the accessibility of the arts for the public; the ways in which public art is a product of and a contributor to the cultural fabric of communities big and small; as well as the positive impact of the arts on building and bettering society.

'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through March 31, 2012 - Midtown

Off Broadway Family Theatre presents an adaptation of C.S. Lewis's beloved tale from the Chronicles of Narnia in which two actors play eight characters, both human and animal. Travel to Narnia through the old wardrobe with the four Pevensie children, and get swept into their journey to stand with the great lion Aslan against the evil White Witch.

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