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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on March 25


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

North Shore Day Camp Open House - North Shore Day Camp
March 25, 2012 - Glen Cove

Kids can engage in arts and crafts, face painting, watch a magician, or enjoy refreshments as they tour the camp facilities and meet the staff.

Bumps, Babies & Beyond Expo Presented by My Time For Me and Frittabello - The Italian Center
March 25, 2012 - Stamford

A must attend event for expectant, new and new again parents and grandparents focusing on pregnancy through toddler years.

KIDSFEST - Wilton High School Field House
March 25, 2012 - Wilton

The WEBE 108 Norwalk Hospital KIDSFEST is informative, educational, entertaining, and fun for the whole family! Take part in tons of activities, including free face painting, caricatures, pictures with the Easter Bunny, a photo booth, entertainment throughout the day on our Mainstage, WEBE 108 Candyville, and much more! Plus, get information from tons of local businesses that have products and services for children and families! PLUS, enter to win a $1000 shopping spree with an American Express Stamford Town Center gift card!

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.

Michael Schade, tenor - Thomas Quasthoff, baritone - Justus Zeyen, piano - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
March 25, 2012 -

Thomas Quastoff, whom The New York Times calls "to put it bluntly, one of the finest vocal artists now performing," sings together with the "intense and intelligent" (The New York Times) Michael Schade in this wide-ranging program.

Murray Perahia, piano - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
March 25, 2012 -

Blue Heron - Music for Three Sovereigns - Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 25, 2012 -

The Boston-based group, under the direction of Scott Metcalfe, makes its debut at The Cloisters with music from the court of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, and from the Burgundian scriptorium of his daughter, Marguerite of Austria. The program includes sacred music by such Renaissance masters as Josquin des Pres, Ludwig Senfl, and Heinrich Isaac from the Liber selectarum cantionum, published in 1520 and containing some of the choicest pieces from the Emperor's chapel. Also included are settings by Josquin and Jean Mouton of Dido's Lament, the final words uttered by the tragic queen of Carthage. The twelve singers of the ensemble will be accompanied by a cornetto and a sackbut.

Artexpo New York - Pier 92
Through March 25, 2012 -

International Artexpo is the world's largest fine art trade show, providing dealers, collectors and buyers with access to thousands of innovative works from artists and publishers in one single venue. Over its 33-year history, Artexpo New York has hosted many of the world's most renowned artists, including Andy Warhol, Peter Max, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Indian, Keith Haring and Leroy Neiman.

Indoor Farmers' Market - Westchester County Center
March 25, 2012 - White Plains

Featuring fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses, meats, wines, and more, grown and produced by New York State Farmers. Live entertainment, too. Parking is $5. Discount parking coupons available at

The Stamford Symphony Presents: Exploring the Orchestra - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
March 25, 2012 - Stamford

Children aged 4-8 are introduced to musicians and their instruments in this 45-minute interactive program designed specifically for this age group. Reservations required. Call Patron Services at 203-325-1407 x10, visit or e-mail

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 25, 2012 -

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

Jazz Kids! with Amy - 55 Bar
March 25, 2012 - West Village

At this interactive afternoon concert, kids ages 2-6 can play along and listen to kid-friendly jazz songs while learning a little bit about this music genre. Free snacks; beverages for kids and parents are available for purchase.

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.

Munchkins and Mishpacha (Mommy/Daddy and Me) - Congregation Sons of Israel
March 25, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Mother, fathers, grandmas, or grandpas are invited to spend the morning with their favorite toddler.

Vernal Pool Hike - Muscoot Farm
March 25, 2012 - Katonah

Join the farm's naturalist for a hike to the vernal pools to see the wood frogs and fairy shrimp. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Meet at the reception center.

'Almost, Maine' - A Romantic Comedy - Hendrick Hudson Free Library
March 25, 2012 - Montrose

M&M Productions presents a romantic comedy. On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky, the residents of mythical Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways.

Climate and Weather - Blue Heron Park
March 25, 2012 - Staten Island

Is our unusual weather part of a natural pattern, or are we experiencing a global change? Understanding our climate helps us prepare our city for a more sustainable future. Our Urban Park Rangers will introduce you to these important scienti?c concepts that will help you prepare for the future.

The Chinese Acrobats of Hebei - Paramount Center for the Arts
March 25, 2012 - Peekskill

More than 2,000 years ago, the artistry of acrobatics, magicians and jugglers began in the Hebei region of ancient China. The Chinese Acrobats of Hebei evolved from that legacy of gravity-defying acrobatics combined with the discipline of martial arts. Trained from childhood in acrobatics, this multi-talented troupe ranges in age from 19 to 25; youthful marvels of what the human mind and body can accomplish. Filled with Chinese tradition, unique oriental props and outstanding acrobatics, the world-class gymnasts from Hebei perform such daring maneuvers as the Chinese Poles, one of the main traditional acrobatic numbers in China.

Concert with James Maddock - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
March 25, 2012 - Ossining

A performance by singer/songwriter James Maddock, formerly of the band Wood. Doors open at 1:30pm. All are welcome to attend.

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.

Les Violons du Roy - Carnegie Hall
March 25, 2012 -

When Bernard Labadie, Les Violons du Roy, and La Chapelle de Québec settled into Carnegie Hall from la belle province to perform the Messiah and Bach's Christmas Oratorio in December 2009, James Oestreich of The New York Times praised their performances as "endlessly satisfying" and declared their version of Handel's masterwork to be "the best I've heard in years." They're back this season with a host of soloists, this time performing Bach's St. John Passion.

Ensemble ACJW - Carnegie Hall
March 25, 2012 -

Sometimes it seems as if these intrepid musicians, all alumni or fellows of The Academy postgraduate program, can do anything. Performers, teachers, and advocates for their art form, they show their versatility on this program of music that ranges from Haydn and Wagner to John Adams and Ligeti. They're joined by St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson and a soloist from the ranks of the ensemble, clarinetist Moran Katz.

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.

Maple Sugar Festival for Opening Day of Maple Sugar Tours - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
March 25, 2012 - Cornwall

The museum once again hosts this popular, annual event. Maple sugaring tours start every half hour. Special programs on opening weekend include crafts and maple sugar recipes.

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.

Animal Adventures: Amphibians Awake! - Teatown Lake Reservation
March 25, 2012 - Ossining

Meet a few of Teatown's animal ambassadors in this program featuring salamanders and frogs. Please note this program is for children ages 4 and over.

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.

The Children's Courage Corner - Suffolk Y JCC
March 25, 2012 - Commack

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

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
March 25, 2012 - Garden City

Tots will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream, and Play-Doh in this class full of artistic activities that everyone loves but no one wants to clean up after. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children 18 months to 4 years.

42nd Street - Harrison Performing Arts Center
March 25, 2012 - Harrison

Harrison High School's production of the Broadway musical classic, "42nd Street" at the Harrison Performing Arts Center. Guys and gals are putting on a new musical when a chorus girl takes over for the injured leading lady. "42nd Street" is full of big, glorious dance numbers, and fun for the whole family.

Play Writing Workshop for Teens - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
March 25, 2012 - West Nyack

Playwriting for Dummies author Angelo Parra will speak to aspiring writers about: how to know if your story is a play, movie, novel, or short story; the overrated concept of "originality;" how to create vivid and lifelike characters; and playwriting as a collaborative art form. Teens are asked to pre-register for this event at 845-348-4713 or

WEBE108 Kids Fest - Wilton High School Fieldhouse
March 25, 2012 - Wilton

Enjoy a diverse schedule of activities including puppet shows, Elmo, Candyville, free caricature drawings, face paintings, magic and dance demonstrations. Exhibit booths allow consumers to fully explore a vast array of children and family oriented products and services. The Easter Bunny is available for free pictures.

Ridgefield BandJam - Ridgefield Playhouse
March 25, 2012 - Ridgefield

This fundraiser was created by kids to lend support to The Ridgefield Playhouse.

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's Circus Presents 'Dragons' - Nassau Coliseum
March 25, 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.

National Dance Theater Company of Jamaica - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Through March 25, 2012 - Midwood

Jamaica's national dance company is a regular visitor to the Performing Arts Center. Join them as they celebrate their 50th anniversary with a highlights from the past, all adorned with visually stunning costumery and scenery.

Princess Katie & Racer Steve's MONSTER Concert - 92Y Tribeca
March 25, 2012 - Tribeca

At this high-energy, interactive rock concert, kids are encouraged to dress like monsters, bring their pet monsters, draw posters of monsters, and otherwise embrace the monster theme. Be prepared to dance to songs from Princess Katie and Racer Steve's upcoming CD: "Love, Cake & Monsters!"

Aah-choo! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
March 25, 2012 - Crown Heights

Between flu season and allergy season, let's investigate the immune system! Learn about the super team working inside your body to keep you healthy, and use the power of a blacklight to teach some super hand washing skills.

Kids' Rock Concert: Princess Katie & Racer Steve's Monster Concert - 92Y Tribeca
March 25, 2012 - New York

Princess Katie & Racer Steve are serving up a monster-themed, high-energy, interactive rock concert for kids. Kids are encouraged to dress like monsters, draw posters of monsters, bring their pet monsters, whatever. Be prepared to dance to songs from Princess Katie and Racer Steve’s upcoming CD Love, Cake & Monsters and see a pre-show screening of the video for their song, "Sand in My Sandwich" off of their CD, Tiny Cool!

'GODSPELL, JR.' - Actors Conservatory Theatre
March 25, 2012 - Yonkers

"GODSPELL, JR." is a carefully abridged version of the Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked") musical, "GODSPELL." Presented by ACT's Junior Troupe, "GODSPELL, JR." retains the joy and exuberance of the original, and includes the perennial favorites, "Day by Day," "All Good Gifts," "All for the Best," and more. Director - Jennifer Langford; Musical Director - George Croom; Choreographer - Janice Paganelli. Through Sunday, March 25.

Movie - 'Labyrinth' - The Picture House
March 25, 2012 - Pelham

George Lucas produced and Jim Henson directed this gothic fantasy which pits living and breathing actors Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie (who, along with Trevor Jones, provides the film's music) against a motley collection of Muppet monsters. Rated PG. 1986. 101 mins.

Camp Open House - Buckley Country Day Camp
March 25, 2012 - Roslyn

Take a private tour of the camp's indoor and outdoor facilities nestled on 25 acres on Long Island's North Shore. Meet with camp staff members who can speak to you about the camp program, your child's interests, and your expectations for the summer. Enroll your child during the Open House and receive a $200 discount off regular tuition rates.

Eggstravaganza - Staten Island Zoo
March 25, 2012 - Staten Island

We will explore the world of eggs from the Easter variety to those made by frogs, turtles, bugs and many others. Hunt for eggs (ages 3 and up) for additional $5 fee per child. Pre-registration required on March 24 at the zoo or online.

Science Sundays: Freshwater Frontier: Conserving the Life of Lakes, Streams, Rivers and Wetlands - Hudson River Museum
March 25, 2012 - Yonkers

Can we conserve the world's remaining freshwater biodiversity for future generations? Can we value freshwater for our use and the huge variety of living things found out there? Explore these issues with Dr. David L. Strayer, Freshwater Ecologist at the Cary Institute in Millbrook, New York. After his presentation, head down to Hudson Riverama, the Museum's environmental gallery, with Dr. Strayer for a birds-eye view of local freshwater issues and the Hudson's habitats and history.

'Nine, The Musical' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
March 25, 2012 - Irvington

Presented by the Clocktower Players Adult Troupe. Celebrated Italian film director Guido Contini is a wreck. Torn between his wife, his mistress, and his muse the star and desperate for a plot for his next film, he runs off to Venice pursued by a bevy of beautiful women, all clamoring for him. Note: This show contains adult themes; it may not be suitable for young children. Snow Date: Sunday, March 25 at 7pm.

Taconic Opera Presents 'Don Pasquale' - Yorktown Stage
March 25, 2012 - Yorktown Heights

Taconic Opera presents the opera up-close in a more intimate venue. The opera is a model of bel-canto composition which places high demands on the technique of the singer. It features astounding patter duets, hilarious buffo dexterity, and vocal fireworks that rival the best works of Rossini. The story centers on an old buffoon who needs to be taught a hard lesson about chasing young women. His family and friends lead him to believe he is wedding the girl of his dreams, only to find she is his worst nightmare.

Robin Hood - Saddle River Valley Cultural Center
March 25, 2012 - Upper Saddle River

The classic tale of Robin Hood and his band of merry thieves explodes on stage. In this action-packed story, the performers educate about the importance of perseverance and leadership.

Family Art Project: The Early Bird Gets into the Mobile - Wave Hill
March 25, 2012 - Bronx

Look for the first returning birds and overwintering residents, along with early migrants passing through on their way north. Cut out and balance their birdie shapes to make a colorful moving sculpture. Free with grounds admission.

Brooklyn Village - Roulette
Through March 25, 2012 - Boerum Hill

The Brooklyn Philharmonic and Booklyn Youth Chorus collaborate on a multi-media production that tells the story of Brooklyn's original settlement, Brooklyn Village, which came into existence almost 400 years ago in present-day DUMBO.

Exploring our Climate - Salt Marsh Nature Center
March 25, 2012 - Marine Park

Join the Urban Park Rangers as they explain the scientific concepts of climate and climate change through hands-on learning.

Hike to Lost Pond - For Teens and Adults - Westmoreland Sanctuary
March 25, 2012 - Bedford Corners

Discover spring at Lost Pond, a favorite destination for many visitors to Westmoreland, with director Steve Ricker. This guided tour of the wildlife preserve will be approximately 2 miles round trip. Participants should be prepared for early spring trail conditions, including mud. Consider bringing a camera or binoculars as well. Register by March 28.

White Plains Sports Card Show - 'March Madness!' - Westchester County Center
March 25, 2012 - White Plains

Sports memorabilia, collectibles, and autograph signings. Free pack of cards to every child under 12 years old.

JCC Dance School & Westchester Theatre of Dance Annual Dance Concert Featuring - Bendheim Performing Arts Center
March 25, 2012 - Scarsdale

Music by Sergei Prokofiev, choreography by Catherine Barribal, with additional selections by Rita Howerton, Arleigh Rothenberg, Jayne Santoro, and Justin Sherwood. For information call Jayne Santoro, JCC Dance School, 914-472-3300 ext. 320.

Family Storytime: 'Celebrate Dr. Seuss' - White Plains Public Library
March 25, 2012 - White Plains

Interactive storytime with craft and snack for children ages 3 and older, and their families. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Paper Bag Players: Laugh, Laugh, Laugh! - Kingsborough Community College Performing Arts Center
March 25, 2012 - Brooklyn

The renowned, near-legendary Paper Bag Players return with funny stories, paper bag sets and costumes, dances you'll get to dance, and songs you'll get to sing combine into a tale about a contraption that does all your chores for you.

Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
March 25, 2012 - Bayside

Most people are very familiar with the rags-to-riches story of Cinderella and, although countless versions of the Cinderella story exist, the ballet is based on the one we all know so well. Cinderella is the endearing story of a young girl who finds love and happiness through her acts of kindness. The ballet is based on the fairy tale written by French storyteller Charles Perrault. Cinderella isn’t just a movie, it’s a ballet too, and it deserves equal amounts of attention.

The Beauty of Ballet - Queens Theatre
March 25, 2012 - Queens

How do ballerinas dance on their toes? How do dancers spin in place without getting dizzy? How many years of training does it take to become a ballet dancer? Those questions and more will be answered when the world-famous School of American Ballet (official academy of New York City Ballet) returns to Queens Theatre for its second year to introduce children to the beauty of ballet. A member of the school's faculty and advanced male and female students will illustrate how talented youngsters develop into accomplished classical ballet dancers, alternating examples of advanced classroom training exercises with the performance of excerpts from notable classical ballets such as The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty. Admission is free, but registration is required.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through March 25, 2012 - Staten Island

Create beautiful mosaics using glass tiles.

Babies, Bumps and Beyond - Italian Center of Stamford
March 25, 2012 - Stamford

Spend the afternoon browsing through a variety of Fairfield and Westchester County's baby-friendly resources. Find advice on how to install the car seat or get tips on health and wellness for your and your baby. You'll also find one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories. Get in free if you register in advance.

Honey and Honey Bees - Alley Pond Environmental Center
March 25, 2012 - Douglaston

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center on Sunday, March 25 at 11am to learn about one of the most familiar insects in the world – the Honeybee! This member of the insect world plays a key role in the human and natural world. The human fascination with this insect began thousands of years ago when people discovered what wonderfully tasty stuff honey is. Come and learn what is happening to bees in today's world. What can you do to help? Learn the life cycle of a honeybee, how a honey harvested from a hive, and more. Call 718-229-4000 to register.

Talons - Alley Pond Environmental Center
March 25, 2012 - Douglaston

An exciting, interactive and educational program using live hawks, falcons, and owls at Alley Pond Environmental Center on Sunday, March 25 at 2pm! Participate in the exhilarating free flight demonstration so that you can better appreciate the birds' flying styles, and understand how and why birds hunt various prey species and survive in their harsh and ever changing environment. Learn about raptors, their environment, and current conservation measures being taken throughout the world.

Fish Face - College of Staten Island Center for the Arts
March 25, 2012 - Staten Island

Emily Arrow is the most perfect person at Polk Street School. But when a new girl emerges, Uni, her toy unicorn, mysteriously goes missing. Join Emily in this musical tale as she learns lessons about friendship and forgiveness.

Seal Cruise - The Riverhead Foundation
March 25, 2012 - Freeport

Sail aboard Captain Lou Fleet to view winter harbor seal populations throughout Hempstead Bay. A naturalist will be on board to discuss biology and behavior of seals and other marine life encountered. Proceeds support the New York State Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program.

Oliver - Bay Terrace Jewish Center
March 25, 2012 - Bayside

This March, Theatre By The Bay, the community theater group based in Bayside, is performing OLIVER! with a cast of 50, including 25 children from Queens and Long Island. The group is taking the opportunity to give back to its community in many ways: It will host a concert for St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children based in Bayside in February. A "Food Glorious Food" Drive during the seven shows encourages audience members to bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to City Harvest.

Exploring the Orchestra: Ruffle Some Feathers! - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
March 25, 2012 - Stamford

Enjoy a close encounter with the Stamford Symphony woodwinds and listen as their music makes you want to take flight. Then, visit with some bird and animal friends and see how they get moving to music. This 45-minute interactive program is geared for children aged 4 to 8. Reservations required by calling the Stamford Symphony at 203-325-1407 x10.

'The Neverending Story' - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
March 25, 2012 - Manhattan

The Neverending Story, based on the classic German novel and popularized by the iconic film, tells the story of a shy boy named Bastian who is tormented by school bullies and finds solace in a mysterious book. Filled with loveable characters, dark villains and unlikely heroes, this is a tale of the fictional and far away land of Fantastica. Presented by Roseneath Theatre of Toronto, Canada, which has been producing work for young audiences all over the world for over twenty years. Performance runs for 80-90 minutes.

March for the Earth - Queens Botanical Garden
March 25, 2012 - Corona

Celebrate the first day of spring, historical Earth Day, by joining us and other community groups for a day of volunteering and unity here at QBG, then at the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Unisphere. For information or to participate email

NYC Compost Project in Queens: Spring Lawn Care - Queens Botanical Garden
March 25, 2012 - Corona

Spring is a critical time for lawn care. Help ensure your kids have a nice, green lawn to play on. Join QBG's Patty Kleinberg, lawn care expert extraordinaire, for this important introduction to natural lawn care. Learn how to maintain a healthy lawn without the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides. The last hour of the workshop is a hands-on demonstration. Registration required. Email or call 718-539-5296 to register.

Sunday Explorers Drop-In Programming - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
March 25, 2012 - Stamford

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

Art Trek Plus: American Women - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 25, 2012 - Upper East Side

What was life like for women in the early United States? Listen to ballads that describe work, life, and love from their point of view, and meet some of them through their portraits in the American Wing.

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.

Let's Make Dog Treats - Taste Buds
March 25, 2012 - Manhattan

Leave your four-legged friends at home, and bring them back the batch of doggie biscuits you'll whip up in this class. Taste Buds will have a canine taste-tester on-hand to sample your creations before you bring them home.

9th Annual Mystic Irish Parade - Downtown Mystic
March 25, 2012 - Mystic

The parade route runs from Mystic Seaport to Water Street in downtown Mystic. The annual event has close to 2000 participants and 30,000 spectators making it the largest single day event in the area. The Mystic parade starts at Mystic Seaport's South Lot and heads into Historic Downtown Mystic where the parade's marquis act performs.

Bari Koral Concert/Cd Signing - The Dolphin Bookshop
March 25, 2012 - Port Washington

Bring out all the kids (young and old) to meet kids' rock musician Bari Koral as she sings from her new cd "Anna and the Cupcakes." Come hear why the NY Post calls her the "Sheryl Crow for kids." Buy the cd and have it autographed.

Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp Open House Days - Peconic Dunes Camp
March 25, 2012 - Peconic

Come tour the summer camp, peek into the cabins, and view the beautiful sandy beach and freshwater lake. Peconic Dunes Camp is located along the shoreline in Southold Town. Day and overnight camp opportunities for youth ages 6-16.

Parent & Child Princess High-Tea! - Darlings & Divas
March 25, 2012 - Amityville

Have high-tea with your favorite princesses: Belle, Cinderella, Aurora and Rapunzel. Tasty treats, sweets, and savory finger sandwiches are served to Divas and their parents. Each Diva takes home a picture with her favorite princess and a goodie bag filled with a wand, tiara, accessory and more. Reservations required.

THAR SHE BLOWS! FAMILY EVENT - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
March 25, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Discover the artistic side of being at sea. Watch scrimshander Ed Cortez at work carving scrimshaw, enjoy nautical tunes of the band Sampawam's Creek, and watch artist Guy De Marco squeeze a ship into the bottle. Create your own scrimshaw to take home. RSVP.

Nano Days are HERE! - Maritime Explorium
Through March 25, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Come explore the new nanotechnology exhibits.

PETER PAN - Cinema Arts Centre
March 25, 2012 - Huntington

MoMA's Ben Model accompanies this 1924 film on the organ. The film stars Betty Bronson as Peter Pan and Ernest Torrence as Captain Hook. The film was celebrated at the time for its innovative use of special effects.

Pony Rides - Greenlawn Equestrian Center
March 25, 2012 - Greenlawn

Enjoy a pony ride along a trail then visit the horses. Bring your own carrots or purchase treats to feed them.

Waffle Day - Children's Museum of the East End
March 25, 2012 - Bridgehampton

Children mix and add the batter, wait a few minutes, and watch Belgian waffles come out in amazing circus shapes.

Spring Foodways - The Long Island Museum
March 25, 2012 - Stony Brook

Celebrate the spring holidays with distinctive ethnic foods and decorations. Presenters share their customs along with delicious foods.

Star Shine 2012 - Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts
March 25, 2012 - Patchogue

Show your support for Patchoque-Medford students in grades 1-12 who showcase their talents.

Perfect Patterns – Get up & Go Series - Long Island Children's Museum
March 25, 2012 - Garden City

"Parfait," the French word for "perfect," is a special type of dessert made with layers of cream, nuts, and berries. Nutritionists recommend eating fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors to get the best health benefits. Come taste a rainbow of fruits as you make a healthy parfait of your own. Then, make a special ribbon streamer with similar color patterns as a reminder to have a balanced diet. Program ingredients: Assorted fruits, yogurt, nut-free granola.

TAO ART OF THE DRUM - Staller Center for the Arts
March 25, 2012 - Stony Brook

Athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography with extraordinary precision, energy, and stamina. The stars of TAO live and train at a compound in the mountains of Japan, reaching the highest level of virtuosity only after years of intensive study. In addition to their elite training, TAO is distinguished by the non-traditional flair each performer brings to the company, drawing on their diverse backgrounds: from hard rock musician, to gymnast, to composer.

Live music with Party People - Martha Clara Vineyards
March 25, 2012 - Riverhead

Enjoy live music.

Craft for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
March 25, 2012 - Garden City

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

GROOVE BUFFET Classic R&B, Motown & Soul Revue - Lucille's
March 25, 2012 - New York

Paying homage to soul legends, Groove Buffet has an extensive song library from which it crafts each show's set list, providing an entire night of material featuring the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, and many more. Founded solely on passion for the music, Groove Buffet has become one of the best classic R&B, Motown, and soul acts on the East Coast. The band captures the true spirit of what this music is all about, motivating people to get up and dance to each and every song it performs.

MARRAKESH EXPRESS A Tribute to CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 25, 2012 - New York

Marrakesh Express is the world's only touring, headline-quality Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute band, excelling at reproducing CSNY's complex songs and cascading, layered harmonies. The band takes the audience back to the late 1960s with youthful musicians who bring an authentic hippie vibe and visual to the stage. CSNY was arguably the biggest band in the world after the demise of the Beatles and is one of the most enduring and influential musical groups of all time. The band, born in the turbulent years of the late 1960s, released hit after hit that spoke directly to their generation. Their songs remain in heavy rotation on classic rock radio stations to this day.

Silent Guitars Workshop - Children's Museum of the Arts
March 25, 2012 - SoHo

Learn about Picasso's "silent guitars" and create your own sculptural instrument.

New York Philharmonic Very Young People's Concert: Forte and Piano - Merkin Concert Hall
March 25, 2012 - Upper West Side

Designed especially for ages 3-6, this concert introduces youngsters to classical music through imaginative engagement, active listening, and hands-on music-making with members of the New York Philharmonic. Hosted by Rebecca Young, with stories by Dorian Rence and illustrations by Marion Schoevaert.

'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.

Saw Mill River Audubon Field Trip to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
March 25, 2012 - Broad Channel

Co-sponsored by Saw Mill River Audubon and Teatown Lake Reservation. Join in a birding field trip to this world-renowned wildlife refuge. The Jamaica Bay preserve features 9,000 acres of protected estuary habitat. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars, lunch, and water. Spotting scopes will be shared. Call 914-666-6503 or email to register and inquire about carpooling or caravanning arrangements from Westchester.

Kyle Eastwood - Highline Ballroom
March 25, 2012 -

Growing up as the eldest son of actor Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood enjoyed a childhood that had jazz as its soundtrack. Although he initially studied film, he soon realized that jazz was his true passion. After years of paying his dues gigging around Los Angeles and New York, he released his debut album, From Here To There, on Sony in 1998. He didn't give up on film, however, and demonstrated his prowess as a composer with a contribution to the score for the Academy Award-winning film Mystic River (2003). Eastwood's next record, Metropolitan, was released in the US in June 2009. Co-produced by Erin Davis (son of Miles) and Eastwood's longtime writing partner Michael Stevens, the album captured the attention of the jazz world with its forward-thinking style and the gathering of some of the cream of today's jazz musicians. Last fall, Eastwood celebrated the release of his latest album, Songs from the Chateau (2011), at the Blue Note jazz club. Conceived in the fabulous 15th-century Chateau Couronneau in Ligueux, France, the album features an all-star band that includes Martyn Kaine (drums), Andrew McCormack (piano and keyboards), Graeme Flowers (trumpet and flugelhorn), and Graeme Blevins (soprano saxophone). With production by Crofton Orr and sound engineering by Simone Griva, the album may well be Eastwood's best release to date.

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

Kids 'N Comedy, 'The New York Show' - Gotham Comedy Club
March 25, 2012 - Chelsea

New York teens are a breed apart. They eat bagels, ride the subway by themselves and know every bubble tea joint on St. Mark's Place. While other kids complain about the music in the mall, New York kids complain about the MTA. They even write and perform their own comedy routines. Is it hard being an urban icon before you get your learner's permit? Find out in "The New York Show" by Kids 'N Comedy, featuring teen comics Ryan Drum, Leo Frampton, Eric Kurn, Jake Sidransky, Lee Wolfowitz and more. Kids 'N Comedy presents monthly shows at Gotham Comedy Club with a turntable of talented teens and 'tweens from the tri-state area. In the company's shows, each comic performs his/her own material, which is screened to be free of profanity and abrasive or cheap "low" humor (like fart jokes). They do, however, venture into edgy comic terrain: politics, getting old, even death.

'WILLY WONKA' - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
March 25, 2012 - Mamaroneck

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre presents its Theatre for Young Audiences production of "WILLY WONKA." Fun for the whole family, relive the story of Willy Wonka, his chocolate factory, and the kids with Golden Tickets. For tickets, call 914-630-0804.

Fam Lab: Color Fields - Orange Splot Art Spot
March 25, 2012 - Peekskill

Explore the interactive art space, experiment with art materials, and play with art games, all inspired by the season's rainbows.

Open House for Camp Katan and JCC Preschool - Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch
March 25, 2012 - Cortlandt Manor

Children enjoy crafts and snacks while parents learn about Camp Katan, JCC Preschool, and Infant-Toddler programs.

Be Green Kids Consignments Spring 2012 Sale - LIFE The Place To Be
Through March 25, 2012 - Ardsely

Any parent can choose to participate by registering as a consignor on the website or by coming by that weekend to shop and save money. A seasonal consignment event is a 4-day event where they set up as a store and parents from all over the area bring their new and gently-used children's items to the event site to be resold over the weekend. Items that are not sold are donated to local charities after the event is over. Special Pre-Sale for volunteers, consignors, and new parents. The mission of these sales is to offer parents a safe setting to buy and sell gently-used items allowing them to recoup money spent and put it back into the family budget. The second goal is to promote the idea of recycling kids items. Meredith and Alison want families to recycle, reuse, and reduce the impact that we have on the environment and these seasonal consignment sales promote this lifestyle along with allowing local families a way to give back to the community through the donation of their unsold items to local charities and programs. You can also utilize the event to fundraise for your group or organization by collecting items on behalf of your group and consigning them or having your proceeds go to your school or organization.

March 25, 2012 - White Plains

"Bringing Up Baby" - Westchester's first event of its kind - will provide experts, workshops, mini-talks, presentations, and essential heath and childcare information under one roof at the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester. There will be special tips for moms and dads, practical advice for parents, music sessions, and much more. This event is co-sponsored by the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester and White Plains Hospital. Registration is strongly recommended. To register, contact the YWCA Events office: 914-949-6227 x147; email: For more information, go to

Hansel and Gretel - Knights of Columbus Hall
March 25, 2012 - Bronx

Hansel and Gretel will sing, dance, juggle, and do slapstick to tell the famous story of the pair meeting the witch in the forest, and her gingerbread house. The show is suitable for children ages 3-10 years. Written by Dante Albertie. Music for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon arranged by William Scribner.

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