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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on March 23

March 23, 2013   |    

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, March 23, 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 23. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Hope Gangloff - Susan Inglett Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

New paintings by Hope Gangloff in her fifth solo exhibition at the gallery.

The Pinks - a Civil War historical fiction by Gold No Trade - The Collapsible Hole
Through March 23, 2013 - Brooklyn

Meet Rose Greenhow, the Confederate spy who seduced half of Washington. Her goal? Flame the war to help the South secede. But Allan Pinkerton and his detectives are on to her... SPECIAL EVENTS: Thursday, March 14th - Opening Night - See the show and then stick around to meet the cast and give us your feedback. Friday, March 15th - Women's History Night - To celebrate Women's History month, 10% off for all women. Orders must be placed online; contact us for the code. Saturday, March 16th - After Party - Live music by southern rock & roll party band, Jumbo Brown. Free beer and soda (must be over 21). Thursday, March 21st - After Party - Live music by southern rock & roll party band, Jumbo Brown. Free beer and soda (must be over 21). Friday, March 22nd - Expert Panel - An expert panel, including Ann Blackman, biographer of Rose Greenhow, and several other special guests will answer audience questions after the show and discuss some of the historical and ideological underpinnings of the play. Saturday, March 23rd - Strike Party - See the show then stick around for our strike party. Music by DJ Rob Ramirez. BYOB. All shows start at 8pm sharp @ The Collapsible Hole (146 Metropolitan Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211) THE SHOW - The Pinks is an original, darkly comic spy story about real life Confederate spy Rose Greenhow, a woman in a traditionally male profession, and the Pinkerton agents set on taking her down. In 1861, the Civil War was just a rebellion gaining traction (think: The Tea Party with more guns and matching outfits). A widow and mother of four, Rose used her extensive social network (and extensive charm) to seduce information from senators, military and members of the presidential cabinet to pass on to the Confederacy. She was devastatingly good. Enter Allan Pinkerton. Pinkerton was a hard-boiled detective, the first of his kind. He was an abolitionist who had worked on the Underground Railroad and offered his detective skills to Abraham Lincoln in service of the Union. Pinkerton suspected Rose was a spy and sent the first female private eye Kate Warne, another woman in a traditionally male profession, undercover to catch her. Once undercover, the lines between hero and villain blur as the people across the political divide come into focus. While foiling the Pinkertons efforts to find proof against her, Rose manages to seduce secret information from a northern captain. If the information can be passed to General P.G.T. Beauregard it will turn the Battle of Bull Run and change the course of the war. In the end, neither house arrest nor federal prison will stop Rose from pursuing her southern ideals. Drawing on graphic novels and film noir, Gold No Trade uses its signature physical style to uncover the fascinating history of two unknown American women. "The Pinks" is a tautly written historical fiction that examines the deeper drives behind Allan Pinkerton and two women: Kate Warne, the first female detective and Confederate spy Rose Greenhow. The play considers how these women, both in traditionally male professions, chose alternate paths to express equally devastating talents. And how only one was able to bridge that divide and tolerate the beliefs of the other. Rose Greenhow : A widow and mother of four in 1861, Rose Greenhow began passing secret messages to Confederate generals, helping to secure the Southern victory at Bull Run. She was placed under house arrest by the Pinkertons to curtail her activities, but continued to pass Northern military secrets to the South. She was then placed in a federal prison, but is rumored to have still managed to pass information to the South. In 1862, Jefferson Davis sent her to Europe to collect diplomatic intelligence. She also fund-raised extensively for the Confederacy and returned home carrying over $2000 in gold, some of which she sewed into her clothing. Off the coast of North Carolina, a Union gunboat pursued her ship, and Rose boarded a lifeboat. The small craft foundered and she drowneddragged down by the weight of the gold. Kate Warne : Little is known about Kate Warne, the first female detective hired by Allan Pinkerton. Most of her biographical information comes from Allan Pinkerton's Reminiscences years after the fact and has not been corroborated. He describes Kate the first time she walked into his office in 1856 as "a slender, brown-haired woman, graceful in her movements and self-possessed. Her features, although not what could be called handsome, were decidedly of an intellectual casther face was honest, which would cause one in distress instinctly (sic) to select her as a confidante" Accounts vary as to whether she came to Pinkerton for a job as a secretary or a detective, but Pinkerton remembers her convincingly explaining that she could "worm out secrets in many places to which it was impossible for male detectives to gain access". Pinkerton not only hired her, but by 1860 his agency had an entire female detective branch, headed by Kate Warne. To compare, women were first hired as investigators by the New York City police department in 1903. Allan Pinkerton : In 1852 Allan Pinkerton created The Pinkerton National Detective Agency the first private agency devoted to solving crime. In 1856 he hired the first female detective, Kate Warne, of whom little is known (see above). Pinkerton was a labor activist in his native Glasgow and worked the Underground Railroad outside of Chicago. His agency stymied train robbers, captured thieves and, in 1861, foiled an attempt on the life of president-elect Abraham Lincoln. The term "private eye" derives from his agency's trademark: an unblinking eye with the slogan "We Never Sleep." After his death, his sons took over the agency and closed the female detective branch. In time, the agency became known for anti-labor activities. The Pinks is a work of historical fiction. While it is unknown whether Kate Warne and Rose Greenhow ever met, we like to think they did. CAST & CREW - Created by Megan Campisi, Max Dana, Jay Dunn, Kevin Lapin, Siobhan Towey and Blake Wentworth; Written by Megan Campisi; Outside Eyes by Adam Paolozza & Jay Dunn; Lights by Calvin Anderson; Original Music by Jason Sigal; Special Thanks to Bob Delizza and Tara Giordano. Runtime: 65 minutes Tickets at BrownPaperTickets: More info:

Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off - Queens Library at Sunnyside
Through March 23, 2013 - Sunnyside

Families can bring their food scraps (fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds, including paper filter; tea bags; egg and nut shells; bread and pasta with no toppings) to the weekly food waste drop-off outside Queens Library at Sunnyside, Saturdays through March 23. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn them into nutrient-rich compost. No meat, dairy, bones, or oily foods, please.

Saturday Crafts @ The Field - The Field Library
March 23, 2013 - Peekskill

Crafty kids can drop in for simple crafts.

R&R @ the JCC - The JCC In Manhattan
Through March 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

R&R Saturdays are free at the JCC. Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in your community. Workshops, art, yoga, meditation, food, music, study sessions, film, creative art projects, spa experiences, and both indoor and outdoor play. There are programs for both children and adults. All are welcome.

Skate Day - New York Hall of Science
March 23, 2013 - Flushing

Kids can design their own skateboard, experiment with ramps, and learn the fundamentals of skateboarding with a Go Skate pro skateboarder. Thirty-minute, Beginner and Advanced Beginner sessions offered. Thirty-minute Skate Clinics with Go Skate will alternate between Beginner and Advanced Beginner sessions. Small is limited.

Fourth Annual Allstate Life Insurance(SM) New York 13.1 Marathon® - Flushing Meadows Corona Park
March 23, 2013 - New York

Thousands of runners will make Flushing Meadows Corona Park the center of the New York road racing universe on Saturday, March 23, as the nationwide Allstate Life InsuranceSM 13.1 Marathon® Series returns to beautiful Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the fourth straight year with the Allstate Life Insurance New York 13.1 Marathon®. The event will again be accompanied by a 5K race, providing opportunities for serious runners as well as newcomers to the sport for a fun-filled day in the shadows of the USTA National Tennis Center, New York Hall of Science, the Queens Wildlife Center and the Unisphere. Post-race party follows with free beverages and a disco party. Registration is currently open at

LINDA SMITH 'Tragedy to Triumph...The Story of Artemisia' - Westchester Community College - Academic Arts Theatre
March 23, 2013 - Valhalla

In this enchanting evening of art and song, discover Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1652), the first recognized female painter in the world of post-Renaissance art. Fascinated by her life, "Tragedy to Triumph...The Story of Artemisia" is Linda's first multi-media conceptual piece. The artist's life, aspirations, and masterpieces are captured through glorious folk music, haunting vocalized harmonies, and visual art projections. Ms. Smith, a Chicago-based classically trained folk singer and songwriter, performs this inspirational show in a quintet format with piano, guitar, bass, violin, flute, drums, and vocals, while projecting images of Artemisia's paintings.

Keigwin + Company - Queens Theatre
March 23, 2013 - Flushing

Under the direction of Long Island native Larry Keigwin, this nine-year-old, Manhattan-based company invigorates audiences with its electrifying and provocative brand of contemporary dance that?s full of wit, style, and heart.

Maple Sugar Tours - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
March 23, 2013 - Cornwall

Stop by for special programs, crafts, and maple sugar recipes. Tours start every half hour and are a 45-minute walk through the forest with stops at points of interest to learn about the process of maple sugaring.

MARCH for the Earth - Queens Botanical Garden
March 23, 2013 - Flushing

Celebrate the vernal equinox and help QBG prepare for the opening season. Enjoy a day of volunteering and unity at QBG, followed by a festive march to the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Unisphere. Individuals and groups are welcome to volunteer. Advanced registration required - email (NOTE: The Parking Garden will be open for this event; $5 per vehicle.)

DOTTY DOT! - The Secret Theatre
March 23, 2013 - Long Island City

This musical delight, depicts a day in the life of a very bossy little girl and her gang of quirky friends as they adventure to put on a play (which Dotty will OBVIOUSLY direct)! Filled with memorable songs, colorful characters and valuable lessons, this show can be enjoyed by children of all ages.

Otello - Metropolitan Opera
March 23, 2013 -

Verdi's Shakespearean masterpiece returns to the Met with two exciting casts. Johan Botha sings the title role opposite the acclaimed Desdemona of star soprano Renee Fleming, with Falk Struckmann as Iago and Semyon Bychkov conducting. Later in the season, Jose Cura, Krassimira Stoyanova, and Thomas Hampson take on the principal roles.

La Traviata - Metropolitan Opera
March 23, 2013 -

Soprano Diana Damrau tackles Verdi's eternal heroine for the first time at the Met in Willy Decker's inspiring production. Placido Domingo expands his repertoire to sing the baritone role of Germont, Violetta's tormentor. Tenor Saimir Pirgu sings Alfredo, her naive lover. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts.

Latin American Jazz- New York Faces - Flushing Town Hall
March 23, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy ensembles & one open dance floor offer varying takes on Latin Jazz -- modern Cuban, accordion infusion & Colombian Jazz. Featuring Puerto Rican bassist Ricardo Rodriquez's Quintet, revolutionary Accordionist Victor Prieto who embraces jazz, tango, classical & Celtic Roots; and Chia's Dance Party's infectious, danceable grooves of Colombian music & original tunes. Refreshments on sale.

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 23, 2013 - New York

NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA Doors: 11am - Show: 12pm Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip $40 adv, $42.50 door STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of "Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be".

HLB Nightclub at Highline Ballroom - Highline Ballroom
March 23, 2013 - Manhattan

Brandi Carlisle - Beacon Theatre
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Performing live.

Bebe Neuwirth - 54 Below
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Television audiences adore her for her multiple Emmy Award-winning role as Lilith Crane on Cheers, but it's the Broadway stage that Tony Award-winner Bebe Neuwirth truly calls home. So appropriately enough, this March, she'll make her debut at "Broadway's Nightclub" in an exciting cabaret event. Stories with Piano #4 consists of a collection of story songs by the likes of Kurt Weill, Tom Waits and, of course, some Broadway standards as well. According to Neuwirth, "I'm very interested in the characters and these moments in their lives that are best expressed in song." Neuwirth won Tonys for her work in Sweet Charity and Chicago, and also dazzled New York audiences in A Chorus Line, Little Me, Damn Yankees, Here Lies Jenny, and, of course, The Addams Family.

Around the World Performance Series:An Afternoon of Balinese Arts - Stepping Stones Museum
March 23, 2013 - Norwalk

Explore the fascinating tradition of Balinese mask dance and music with Tjokorda Gde Arsa Artha.

Mr. Easter Bunny - BroadHollow at Elmont
March 23, 2013 - Elmont

Kids will enjoy this delightful holiday favorite.

The Frog Prince - BroadHollow at Elmont
March 23, 2013 - Elmont

No matter how many times they see it, kids will be delighted as they experience this live presentation of the classic fairytale.

The Bach Variations: Violin Concertos in A minor and E major - New York Philharmonic
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Four orchestral programs, March 6-April 6, are conducted by masters with different perspectives. Additional events, including those in collaboration with the 92nd Street Y, reveal additional dimensions in this wide-ranging celebration.

Alan Uglow - David Zwirner
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Alighiero Boetti - La Forza del Centro - Gladstone Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Throughout his career, Boetti exhibited a keen fascination with language and the alphabet, and this show will highlight this interest by presenting an extensive collection of his Arazzi works, which meld aesthetic and linguistic elements to create a formal union between images and the written word. This exhibition will be the first to display nearly every type of Boetti's Arazzi grandi, as well as a number of smaller Arazzi, and will mark the first time that the majority of these works will be on view to the public.

Danbury Penguin Plunge - Danbury PAL Building
March 23, 2013 - Danbury

Head into the icy waters at Candlewood Lake Park and raise money for Connecticut Special Olympics. Go to the website for more information.

Dance Under the Influence - ABT Studio Company, Decadance Theatre, David Neumann and Basil Twist - Museum of Arts & Design
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Taking to the stage once again, MAD's signature series Dance Under the Influence returns for another season of live performances by the top talent of contemporary dance.

Family Art Project: Up Pops Spring! - Wave Hill
March 23, 2013 - Bronx

Look around and see the very early signs of spring. Guest artist Moses Ros shows participants how to use the everyday cardboard container as a springboard for handmade stamps in fantastic, nature-inspired, pop-up collages and mobiles that celebrate the budding season.

Jim Dine - Pace Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Daring new paintings by Jim Dine, featuring large-scale works that verge on pure abstraction, with palettes that range from vivid to grisaille.

Thomas Nozkowski - Pace Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

New abstract paintings by Thomas Nozkwoski.

The Hit Men and Special Guest John Carfi - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
March 23, 2013 - Bayside

See and hear the artists whose voices and musicianship helped to define a generation of music. The original hit makers of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s…the original performing and recording members of mega-star acts including Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Tommy James & The Shondells, The Critters, Carly Simon, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, Barry Manilow, Elton John & Kiki Dee and others. As participants listen to hit after hit, there’s no mistaking the voices of these incredible musicians. Now, after years of singing backup for the stars, these guys are the stars of their own chart-busting live concert. Comedy Central’s John Carfi opens the show.

Tilles Center Presents Celtic Woman - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
March 23, 2013 - Greenvale

Under the distinct musical direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer, David Downes, this spectacular musical experience features Celtic Woman performing traditional Irish tunes, timeless pop anthems and inspirational songs including the return of fan favorites "You Raise Me Up," "Orinoco Flow" and many more, all with the signature Celtic Woman sound. Don't miss this opportunity to see Celtic Woman as you've never seen them before.

Liu Wei - Lehmann Maupin
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of work by the conceptual artist known for video, installation, drawing, sculpture, and painting. Three large-scale assemblages constructed from salvaged demolition debris, a continuation of Wei's Merely a Mistake series begun in 2009, will be the centerpieces of the installation in the main gallery space.

Christine Hartman/ Nicole Maynard-Sahar - Bowery Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Spring Campfire - Tenafly Nature Center
March 23, 2013 - Tenafly

Families are invited to spend an evening at the Tenafly Nature Center gathering ‘round the campfire to experience seasonal changes, listen to stories, and roast marshmallows for s’mores. In case of inclement weather, the program will move to the pavilion fireplace. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required.

Yasuko Yokoshi - BELL - New York Live Arts
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

The world premiere of Yasuko Yokoshi's BELL. For BELL, Yokoshi has assembled a multidisciplinary cast from Japan and the U.S. to perform in a contemporary reimagining of the classical Japanese dance Kyoganoko Musume-Dojyoji (A Woman and a Bell at the Dojoji Temple), reputed to be the most important and most difficult dance work in the Kabuki theater repertoire.

Freckleface Strawberry – The Musical - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
March 23, 2013 - Bridgeport

Based on the book by award-winning actress Julianne Moore, Freckleface was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for outstanding new Off-Broadway musical. Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles – from scrubbing them with soap, to caking on makeup, and even wearing a ski mask to school. With the help of her loveable schoolmates, Freckleface learns that everyone is different - and that's what makes everyone special.

Spring Celebration and Egg Hunt - Woodcock Nature Center
March 23, 2013 - Wilton

Enjoy a hayride that takes you and your children to trails where kids can go on an egg-hunting hike. After each child has collected his or her eggs, everyone walks over to the Pavilion where kids and their families will color their eggs, and whip up some other seasonal nature-crafts to celebrate the arrival of spring. Visit the animals in the Nature Center. Each child should bring a basket for holding eggs. Call to pre-pay and to sign up for a time slot.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
March 23, 2013 - West Nyack

Children can stop by the store's kids department to hear Let's Go for a Drive by Mo Willems. Gerald and Piggie want to hit the road But the best-laid plans of pigs and elephants often go awry.

Joel Shapiro: Sculpture and Drawings 1969-1972 - Craig F. Starr Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Have a Hoot with a Ranger - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
March 23, 2013 - Broad Channel

Junior Rangers are invited to an owl adventure. Learn about owls and their habitat through a hike and an owl pellet investigation.

Works on Paper - Eleanor Ettinger Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Featuring Alice Neel and Norman Rockwell.

Masha and the Bear - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
March 23, 2013 - Brooklyn

Based on one of the most popular children's programs in Russia, this interactive family musical features the adorably rambunctious Masha and her steadfast friend Bear as they put a modern spin on traditional Russian fairy tales.

Kaleidoscope Quilts with Paula Nadelstern - Katonah Museum of Art
March 23, 2013 - Katonah

Paula Nadelstern's highly detailed quilts reference the minute, colorful detail and inherent symmetry of a kaleidoscope. Garnering international recognition for her innovative and complex designs, Nadelstern has been published in "The Twentieth Century's 100 Best American Quilts," was showcased in a one-person exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum, and has received several awards and fellowships.

Community Easter Celebration - Gantry State Park
March 23, 2013 - Long Island City

Enjoy age specific Easter egg hunts, live music, games, prizes, and of course pictures with the Easter Bunny and more.

Musical: 'A Little Night Music' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
March 23, 2013 - Irvington

Broadway Training Center of Westchester presents "A Little Night Music." Book by Hugh Wheeler. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Directors: Jason Brantman and Fiona Santos. Performed by: The BTC Senior Ensemble. Stephen Sondheim creates a stunning tour de force when he takes Ingmar Bergman's comedy of manners, "Smiles of a Summer Night," and turns it into a musical of masterful execution and elegance. With four Tony Awards, this is a musical work that has long entranced the world of theater. Contains some of Sondheim's most enduring work, including "Send In The Clowns." Note: Rated PG. Snow date: March 24, 7:30pm. Reserved discount seating available online at or by calling the ITHT box office 914-591-6602.

Vernal Pool Hike - Teatown Lake Reservation
March 23, 2013 - Ossining

The end of winter means the burgeoning of vernal pools with new life. Walk with Erin Baker, Teatown educator, to Hidden Valley to get a glimpse of the frenzied activity taking place this time of year. Programs fill quickly so registration is strongly recommended. Call 914-762-2912 x110 to reserve.

Easter Egg Hunt - Bartow Pell Mansion Museum
March 23, 2013 - Bronx

This is one day when it's okay to put all your eggs in one basket! Children ages 2-12 hunt for eggs in the formal garden, tap their talent at arts and crafts tables, and have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Please bring your own basket. Light refreshments offered. Registration requested at 718-885-1461 or email

LEGOMANIA! - Freestyle Lego Building - Scarsdale Public Library
March 23, 2013 - Scarsdale

Unstructured, free-style building. Registration is required, but not restricted to Scarsdale card holders.

Easter Candy Hunt - Westmoreland Sanctuary
March 23, 2013 - Mount Kisco

An afternoon of fun and excitement. Following the candy hunt, there will be games for the children such as a jelly bean relay and balloon-hop relay, separated by age group. Bring your own bag or basket. This FREE community event is sponsored by Bedford Village Chowder and Marching Club. Rain date is March 24 at 1pm.

Strawberry Shortcake & Special Guest The Doodlebops - Tarrytown Music Hall
March 23, 2013 - Tarrytown

Introducing an all-new musical production starring the most spirited red-haired girl, Strawberry Shortcake! In this live theatrical production Strawberry Shortcake and her best friends Orange Blossom, Lemon Meringue, Blueberry Muffin, Raspberry Torte, Plum Pudding, and Cherry Jam, prove that little girls can do berry big things! Hold on to your hats because that's not all! Before the sweet berry girls hit the stage, warm up your singing voice and stretch out your dancing muscles with The Doodlebops! Responding to calls from their legions of clamoring fans, Rooney, Moe and Dee Dee Doodle will take the stage in a live concert performance that gets their whole audience movin' and groovin'.

ACT's Junior Troupe presents 'Pippin' - Actors Conservatory Theatre
March 23, 2013 - Yonkers

Actor Conservatory Theatre's (ACT) Junior Troupe performs "Pippin." Book by Roger O. Hirson. Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.) The musical tells the story of Pippin, son of Charlemagne, and his search for true happiness. The energetic, pop-influenced score was written by three-time Oscar-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, author of "Godspell," "Children of Eden," "Pocahontas," "Wicked," and "The Prince of Egypt," among his best-known scores.

Baby Sign Language Workshop - Rivertown Mamas
March 23, 2013 - Dobbs Ferry

Learn the hows, whys, and whens (and the many, many benefits) of using sign language as an early communication tool with your baby in this workshop. Instructor Stephanie Hinkaty will introduce parents (and parents-to-be) to sign language, explain when babies are developmentally ready to understand and then express themselves through hand gestures, demonstrate simple ways to incorporate signs into everyday activities, and discuss research that has proven both the short- and long-term benefits of infant sign language on verbal expression, cognitive development, social interaction, and IQ. Babies welcome!

Viva la Pasqua - Westchester Italian Cultural Center
March 23, 2013 - Tuckahoe

Children and parents will spend an enjoyable afternoon decorating their own Easter eggs and learning about Italian Easter traditions, then participate in a fun-filled Easter egg hunt followed by games and dances. Children younger than age 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Advance registration and pre-payment required.

Animal Adventures & Discovery Hike - Weinberg Nature Center
March 23, 2013 - Scarsdale

Animal Adventures at 11am. Meet some of the furry, feathery, scaly, slimy, and cuddly animals at the Center. At 12:15, join in the Discovery Hike. You never know what you'll find on this guided walk (aproximately 30 minutes). Dress appropriately for weather and trail conditions. Binoculars are optional.

Evolve Dance Presents Y Dance Festival Opening Night - The Master's School - The Claudia Boettcher Theatre
March 23, 2013 - Dobbs Ferry

"Y Dance Festival Opening Night" and "Y Dance Festival" Two different performances, both with amazing dancers and choreography. Friday night showcases the advanced dancers with guest artists and faculty performances, while Saturday and Sunday celebrate dance in all forms and at all ages! "Y Dance Festival Opening Night" Friday, March 22nd's performance will include guest artists and faculty performances in conjunction with advanced level dancers and adults. The Youth Ensemble will be making their performance debut, and the choreography class will showcase their work along with Ballet III, IV and V, Jazz III, Modern III and IV, and adult dancers. "Y Dance Festival" Saturday March 23rd and Sunday March 24th, all classes will perform.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' - Jacob Burns Film Center
March 23, 2013 - Pleasantville

Based on a classic James Thurber short story (and currently being remade by Ben Stiller), this is one of Danny Kaye's most beloved movies. He plays a pulp-fiction writer who escapes his life by dreaming himself into situations where his heroism saves the day. But when a sultry stranger ensnares him in a web of espionage, he must become a hero for real. 1947. 110 min. Rated PG.

Peter Rabbit Story Time - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
March 23, 2013 - White Plains

A special themed story time full of fun activities. Kids will enjoy a reading of Beatrix Potter's classic original tale, and make bunny ears.

Create a Special Mosaic Craft - Straight A's
March 23, 2013 - White Plains

Create a Mosaic by Number Art Masterpiece provided by The Orb Factory. Free crafts will follow at 1pm.

Saturday Family Programs: Vanessa Trien and Jumping Monkeys - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
March 23, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Trien, a Boston-based singer-songwriter and children's performer, has become a local rock star among the young and young at heart. Her fans, the "Nessa Groupies," sing and dance in the aisles at her packed shows with her lively band, the Jumping Monkeys, and can't get enough of her three award-winning children's CDs, including her latest Balloon Ride. Families will be given seating priority. Seating is Limited.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny - Immaculate Conception School
March 23, 2013 - Astoria

Hop to it! Breakfast will include eggs, pancakes ,sausage, waffles, juice, and coffee. Enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, tattoos, and much more. All children will receive there own picture with the Easter Bunny.

FAMILY JAMS featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
March 23, 2013 - Larchmont

A live, interactive musical experience for the whole family. Sing, dance, jam and laugh out loud. Ages 6 mos.-5 years. Registration required.

Scavenger Hunt - Blue Heron Park
March 23, 2013 - Staten Island

Kids will enjoy an outdoor scavenger hunt.

Nature Photography: Winter Landscapes - Salt Marsh Nature Center
March 23, 2013 - Marine Park

The Urban Park Ranger photography programs help participants interpret the natural would through artistic expression, while learning about the local environment. Cameras are NOT provided.

Spring EGGstravaganza - Long Island Children's Museum
March 23, 2013 - Garden City

Hop on over to the museum for a special night of celebration. Meet Peter Cottontail, explore traditional Ukranian egg decorating, create bunny ears and other craft activities. Enjoy egg relays and face painting. Decorate your own sweet treat and collect eggs as you hop from activity to activity. Celebrate the arrival of spring by starting your own carrot garden.

National Circus Project - Long Island Children's Museum
March 23, 2013 - Garden City

Performers from the National Circus Project will be in the LICM Theater showing off their "eggcellent" clowning, juggling, spinning, and balancing skills. This evening is a family fundraiser for LICM to help them spring back from the impact of Hurricane Sandy.

Aesop's Fables - Long Island Children's Museum
March 23, 2013 - Garden City

In the tradition of comedy teams like the Marx Brothers and Abbott and Costello, wacky siblings Wolfie, Syd, Barry, and Harriet tell us classic tales with a slapstick twist. They invite everyone into their magical world where anything is possible when you use your imagination. Whether it's The Tortoise and the Hare or The Boy Who Cried Wolf, everyone knows at least one of Aesop's great fables. In this spell-binding production, storytellers use song, dance, and drama to bring these famous fables to life.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
March 23, 2013 - Garden City

Kids will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream and play-doh. It's the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after. Except the museum staff. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to age 4.

Madeleine Peyroux - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through March 23, 2013 -

With a haunting voice eerily reminiscent of Billie Holiday's, an eclectic repertoire of covers ranging from Josephine Baker classics to Leonard Cohen laments as well as her own original material, and a distinctive approach to both, Madeleine Peyroux has become the toast of vocal connoisseurs. She's bringing her subtly swinging songs to one of New York's most enchanting venues, the Allen Room, for four shows over two evenings, as part of Jazz at Lincoln Center's "Singers Over Manhattan" series.

Jessica Bartlet - Backyard Wilderness - First Street Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Bartlet's debut solo show at First Street Gallery gives us an energetic and vivid glimpse into how she experiences and cherishes wilderness by simply looking into her backyard.

Kindur - BAM Fisher Theater
March 23, 2013 - Fort Greene

BAM describes this event as: "Three dancers take the role of "kindur" (or "sheep" in Icelandic) to guide audiences on an immersive adventure that parallels the cycle of the seasons. It begins in autumn and presents a fairy-tale landscape of glaciers, volcanoes, and flower-filled meadows lasting through late summer. Young audiences are invited on stage to join the flock of sheep and immerse themselves in the natural environments. By playing and interacting with the elements present onstage, this interactive theater experience allows children to trigger the sounds, colors, and music that make up this enchanting world."

SpEGGtacular Hunt - Bergen County Zoo
March 23, 2013 - Paramus

Children ages 10 and under are invited to bring an Easter basket for this special holiday event. The egg hunt starts at 10 am. Afterward, enjoy refreshments, story telling, and crafts. The Easter Bunny arrives at 11am. Then stay to watch the zoo's animals participate in their own egg hunt. Rain date March 24. Space is limited so pre-registrarion is required. Call or e-mail

Anthony McCall - Face to Face - Sean Kelly Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Presenting two large-scale installations by the artist: the eponymously titled light-based work from 2013, in gallery one, and Circulation Figures, the recently presented historical work from 1972, in gallery three. This exhibition marks the New York debut of both pieces.

James White - The Black Mirror - Sean Kelly Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

This exhibition of new paintings by the London-based artist features a selection of White's haunting monochromatic paintings of the banal detritus of daily life, reimagining the still-life tradition through the lens of a contemporary Pop sensibility.

Story Time: George O'Connor presents Poseidon: Earth Shaker - Greenlight Bookstore
March 23, 2013 - Fort Greene

Brooklyn author and cartoonist George O'Connor returns to Greenlight to present the newest in his series of graphic novels on the heroes of Greek mythology, the Olympians! In the fifth installment, George turns the spotlight on Poseidon, the god of the sea. George will talk about the story and draw dynamic pictures for young mythology buffs at Story Time

Masha and the Bear - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
March 23, 2013 - Midwood

Based on one of the most popular children's programs in Russia, this interactive family musical features the rambunctious Masha and her steadfast friend Bear as they put a modern spin on traditional Russian fairy tales.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
March 23, 2013 - Staten Island

Create cartographic art. Walk around the Museum and paint a map of your favorite exhibits.

Minecraft Club - Wilton Library
March 23, 2013 - Wilton

With Minecraft, worlds made out of individual blocks are generated. Players can build anything, mine anything, create anything, and interact with other players. The only limit is your imagination. A server for the Wilton Library has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet. Minecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join the Minecraft Computer Club to discuss and play everything Minecraft in the Children's Library. Appropriate for children ages 8 and up. Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptops and create their own accounts. Registration required.

4th Saturday Wildcard Night - The Moxie Spot
March 23, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

What's happening at the Moxie Spot? Come down and yell for your favorite activity. Whatever the vast majority decides, wins (or whomever yells the loudest!).

Nautical Themed Girl Scout Day - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
March 23, 2013 - New York

Visiting the Intrepid Museum is a great way for Scouts to complete requirements for Badges, Loops, Try-its or Interest Projects. At our next Scout Day, Girl Scouts can participate in a number of activities designed to help them learn about our local ecology: • Knot tying activities • Conduct Hudson River water testing activities related to the spring thaw • Learn about sea creatures and the local animals that inhabit the Hudson River Contact Intrepid's Group Sales Department at (646) 381-5010 or to reserve your space today!

Operation Slumber - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
March 23, 2013 - New York

Join us aboard Intrepid for this once in a lifetime overnight experience and learn what it takes to live onboard an aircraft carrier! Plus, tour the Space Shuttle Pavilion and get a close up view of space shuttle Enterprise. You'll train like an astronaut and imagine what it would be like to be a space explorer!

Cirque Du Soleil: Totem - CitiField-Lot C
March 23, 2013 - Flushing

The mission of Cirque du Soleil is to invoke the imagination, provokethe senses and evoke the emotions of people around the world. A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind. The world's most famous circus traces the human species from its amphibian state to its human desire to fly. Characters evolve on stage. This production traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations. Inspired by many founding myths, this show illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. The word "totem" contains the idea of the order of species. We carry in our bodies the potential of all species, all the way to our desire to fly --like the thunderbird at the top of the totem pole. Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.

Poetry in Motion—Rewind, Pause, Fast Forward - Wilton Library
Through March 23, 2013 - Wilton

Poetry in Motion— Rewind, Pause, Fast Forward is a two-performance, poetry and arts event created by teens in grades 6 through 12. Receptions follow each evening's performance. Books will be available for purchase. Snow date: Sunday, March 24, 4-5:30pm.

Tales to Tails - Wilton Library
March 23, 2013 - Wilton

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program bring therapy dogs to the library for children to read to them. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. Children must read independently to participate in this program. Registration required.

Exhibit Opening: The Big Adventure - Brooklyn Children's Museum
March 23, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids will challenge yourself in this new exhibit. They'll test their abilities, explore Adventure Mountain and the Tunnels of Fun, where kids will can climb a six-foot wall of rocks, crawl through dark tunnels and reach the Crow's Nest to view adventures around them. They can stand out on a Ledge, where they'll appear to be three-stories in the air, moving from building to building on a thin beam. Looking down, they'll see firemen ready to catch them, but if they keep your balance and their your smarts, they'll make it safely to the other side. Next, fly through the air on the Virtual Flyer, a kid-size airplane that them fly with their friends. They can work together to dodge a flying saucer, hot-air balloons, ducks, mountains and even an over-sized monster looking for dinner.

Saturday Story Time - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
March 23, 2013 - Fairfield

Children ages 3-5 are invited to this story hour with an adult for seasonal picture books, finger plays and songs.

Dog Tales! - Fairfield Public Library
March 23, 2013 - Fairfield

Children will have the opportunity to read with Reading Education Assistance dogs who would like to listen. Each child will have 15-minute sessions over six weeks. Proven to build confidence and improve reading skills. Grades K-5. Special registration, by phone or in person only, is required for this program. Registration begins, Monday, February 18.

Film: 'Eyewitness: Weather' - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
March 23, 2013 - Glen Cove

This whirlwind tour of Earth's turbulent atmosphere reveals the forces that are constantly at work altering weather patterns, causing floods, heat waves, hurricanes, tornadoes, snow, hail and lightning through dramatic sequences and photographs.

World Water Day Celebration- Stream Table - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
March 23, 2013 - Glen Cove

Celebrate World Water Day by observing a stream table demonstration. A stream table is an interactive and exciting way to illustrate how water erosion sculpts the landscape. The presentation is followed by a short hike down to the beach to observe these land features in nature.

Women's History Month Celebration - Discovery Museum
March 23, 2013 - Bridgeport

Dozens of women in STEM (Science, Technology,Engineering and Mathematics)careers will talk to visitors about what they do and how they got to where they are today.

Kids with Cameras- Making Movies - Center at Maple Grove Cemetery
March 23, 2013 - Kew Gardens

Interested in making movies? Creative kids and film buffs alike can enjoy this experiential educational program seeking to provide students ages 11-15 with the opportunity to learn the art of documentary filmmaking with the guidance of industry professionals. Students will learn to identify various forms of documentary filmmaking ranging from MTV reality to the traditional narrative made popular by Ken Burns. Students will learn to develop a story idea all the way through to the interview, and learn to effectively use a video camera and proper sound recording. Lastly, students will edit footage and use soundtracks to further shape their story into a powerful, visual form. Kids with Cameras honors the great Hollywood Era Film Director Irving Rapper, who is interred at Maple Grove. Pre-registration required.

Everyday America: Photographs from the Berman Collection - Steven Kasher Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Immigrant, Radical, and Notorious Women of Washington Square - Joyce Gold History Tours of NY
March 23, 2013 - New York

The Uprising of the 20,000 and "The Fire That Changed America" — from factory workers to aristocrats — remarkable women left their imprints on this neighborhood and beyond. In few other places on earth have so many notable women lived and achieved. For the last 150 years, it has seen an unparalleled variety of women — working class, gentry, radical, literary, academic, theatrical, convict, and immigrant — Eleanor Roosevelt, Edith Wharton, Louisa May Alcott, Lila Acheson Wallace, Paulette Goddard, Emily Roebling, Bella Abzug, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Ida Tarbell, and Emily Post. Highlights of the tour — literary, art, and theatre iconoclasts: The salon of Mable Dodge, a center of WW I-era activism The tragedy of the Triangle fire and its role in the labor movement The Suffrage Movement

Sleeping Beauty - Florence Gould Hall
March 23, 2013 - Upper East Side

Tchaikovsky's captivating score sets the mood for James Sutton’s unique version of Sleeping Beauty. Set in a magical fairy kingdom beneath the roots of a great tree, this beloved classic, filled with magic and poetry, tells the fantastic tale of Princess Aurora from her fateful birth to her triumphant wedding.

Watson Adventures’ Whodunnit Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 23, 2013 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a unique murder mystery scavenger hunt for kids 10 & up! A crazed killer is on the loose at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it’s up to you to stop him! The killer has created a scavenger hunt that, when completed, reveals his name, the weapon he used and where he hid the body in the museum. He sent the hunt to the police and dared them to try to solve it. The police need your help. You’ll get a list of suspects, weapons and hiding places that are all items in the museum. By following the trail of clues and answering tricky questions, you’ll narrow the list of suspects, weapons and places and provide the police with the evidence they need to catch the killer. No knowledge of the museum or art is necessary. You just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes. This hunt is for ages 10 and up. Each team must include at least one kid and one adult. Prices include museum admission. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 23, 2013 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Met Museum! Fans of murder mysteries and "The Da Vinci Code" will enjoy this scavenger hunt throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about greed, lust, revenge and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multi-million dollar purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s your turn to discover what drove someone to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code to figure out who dunnit. Advance purchase is required. Price includes museum admission. Questions? 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

Watson Adventures’ Gangsters’ New York Scavenger Hunt - Columbus Park
March 23, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults! Discover the bygone haunts and battlegrounds of gangs and gangsters in Little Italy and Chinatown. You'll also explore cafes, bakeries, teahouses, stores, markets, historic buildings, TV and movie locations, and more. Along the way, you'll learn the answers to such questions as: What word got rubbed out where Joey Gallo ordered clams and got slugs? What place associated with Lucky Luciano and Jimmy Hoffa has traded mobsters for lobsters? What beasts stand guard where Don Corleone got shot? And at the Bloody Angle, what can you do with a "fun goon"? Price: $24.50 per person. Advance purchase is required via Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

3rd Annual Egg Hunt - Country Fair Entertainment Park
March 23, 2013 - Medford

Bring a basket and a camera as children hunt for eggs, visit with the Easter Bunny, go on a scavenger hunt and make an Easter craft. There's a moon bounce and obstacle course to enjoy as well. Advance registration required. To Register: go to or call 631-732-0579.

Aladdin - BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Center
March 23, 2013 - East Islip

Carpets are flying and a genie is on the loose in this live musical presentation of the Disney classic.

Morgan's Journey - Symphony Space
March 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

This "perfect gift of a show" (The Edinborough Scotsman), the longest touring theatrical production in Canadian history, follows Morgan the Clown on a journey of self-discovery. From his birth, to his first steps, and from learning to speak to sharing his delight of the world, Morgan (with loads of help from the audience), learns valuable lessons about love and the true meaning of friendship. "Every inch a delight! From the first splash of color the final heart-tugging goodbye, marvelous Morgan had the audience tucked neatly into the palm of his hand." -Lethbridge Herald

Two Music Ensembles Concert - Church of the Intercession
March 23, 2013 - Washington Heights

The award-winning Hobbs High School Festival Choir (New Mexico) and the West Salem High School Orchestra (Oregon) will perform in concert at 2pm on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Church of the Intercession. The concert will feature both choral and orchestral works including the music of Shostakovich, Grieg, Elgar, Mendelssohn, and Mozart. The Hobbs High School Festival Choir, hailing from Hobbs, N.M., is comprised of the A Capella and Mixed Choirs from Hobbs High School. Led by director Ricardo Monreal, the choral department upholds a reputation for excellence throughout their local, district, and state regions. Monreal received his bachelor degree in music education with an emphasis in choral education from Eastern New Mexico University and went on to complete his master’s degree at Westminster Choir College. The choirs consistently receive superior ratings in the Southeast District of New Mexico and perform frequently in community functions around the area. The group has toured multiple times, most recently to San Antonio and Dallas, Texas. The West Salem High School Orchestra of Salem, Ore., is consistently ranked as one of the top high school orchestras through competition in the Oregon School Activities Association State Orchestra Festival. Placing both first and second in subsequent years, the school program offers three string orchestras in addition to a full symphony. The orchestra’s members are frequently chosen by audition to perform in the Oregon All State Orchestra, All Northwest Orchestra, Oregon State Activities State Solo Competition and the highly competitive All City Orchestra. The students keep an intensive schedule, meeting nine-ten hours every week between their school-day chamber orchestra, after-school full symphony orchestra, and weekly chamber and sectional coaching. Director Daryl Silberman studied viola at the University of Colorado at Boulder, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and University of Southern California. She has been director of the West Salem High School Orchestra program since 2007.

Exceptions to Gravity - Canal Park Playhouse
March 23, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

One the most accomplished physical comedy performers in the United States, Avner the Eccentric comes to Canal Park Playhouse with a spectacular show that upends the laws of physics. A master of the art of physical comedy, Avner weaves a spell of poetic simplicity in a show of hilarious predicaments. The show is a reminder of the theatrical power that can reside in a single charismatic performer who touches the heart.

'Cinderella' - Galli Theater
March 23, 2013 - Midtown West

Underlying this story about a pure-hearted girl who loses her mother is the concept of bullying. Cinderella is constantly ridiculed and bullied, just as many children are today. But in the world of theater and the Galli method of acting, this may not be such a horrible thing. The Galli Theater communicates important social issues through modern adaptations of fairy tales from around the world. ?The plays highlight their symbols and help to illuminate wisdom that is highly relevant in today's society. They awaken a sense of liveliness in audiences and actors alike that can help reveal the genuine person and his inner vision and power, thus celebrating childhood,? said Tatjana Maya, MD, Founder of Galli Theater New York. Galli achieves this mission through its main stage productions, educational programs and its Dr. Fairytale Program. After the Saturday show your kids can participate in a workshop filled with fun acting games and where they'll play animal and fairytale characters. Then they perform a little show for the parents.

One World, One Sky - Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
March 23, 2013 - Centerport

Enjoy this show, produced by Sesame Workshop, the Beijing and Adler planetariums, and Liberty Science Center, in the newly renovated planetarium. Elmo and Big Bird live in the United States and Hu Hu Zhu lives far away in China, but they discover that they see the same stars at night. Major funding was provided by the National Science Foundation.

Solar System Odyssey - Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
March 23, 2013 - Centerport

Take a futuristic journey through the Solar System at the newly renovated Vanderbilt Planetarium. With Earth's resources being rapidly depleted, a tycoon sends hero Jack Larson on a mission to discover a new home to colonize. This character-driven show aligns with science curriculum objectives. This is an original production of the University of North Carolina's Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

Stars - Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
March 23, 2013 - Centerport

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bri

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