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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on March 31


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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, March 31, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Bronx's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening March 31. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

World Brooklyn - Brooklyn Friends School
March 31, 2012 - Brooklyn

World Brooklyn 2012 Brings Fresh Ideas from the World to Brooklyn for Parents and Educators featuring Presentation by Homa Sabet Tavangar author of "Growing Up Global", followed by Panel Session and Workshops on Global Education.

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.

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

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

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

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

Manon - Metropolitan Opera
March 31, 2012 -

Anna Netrebko's dazzling portrayal of the tragic heroine in Laurent Pelly's new production travels to the Met from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Piotr Beczala and Paulo Szot also star, with the Met's Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium.

L'Elisir d'Amore - Metropolitan Opera
March 31, 2012 -

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

St. Matthew Passion - Collegium Vocale Gent Choir and Orchestra - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
March 31, 2012 -

Music on Period Instruments.

Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert - Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 31, 2012 -

Stravinsky—Concertino for String Quartet (1920); Germaine Tailleferre—String Quartet (1917-19); Debussy—Sonata for Cello and Piano (1915); Virgil Thomson—"Alice Toklas" from Five Ladies, for Violin and Piano (1930); Fauré—Piano Quartet in G Minor, Opus 45.

Dohnányi Conducts Tchaikovsky and Dvorák - New York Philharmonic
Through March 31, 2012 -

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

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

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

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

Red Star/Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
March 31, 2012 - Midwood

Returning to Brooklyn for the first time since 1998, this company of 70 singers, dancers, and musicians has performed for decades using athletic folk dances and traditional Russian anthems, all the while showcasing the culture and pride of its homeland.

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 31, 2012 -

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".

Exhibition: Figure It Out - Clay Art Center
Through March 31, 2012 - Port Chester

A national invitational exhibition featuring functional works inspired by the human form by over 70 clay artists. The works on display will be mostly functionally-based or vessel-oriented, suggestive of or inspired by the human form. The artists were challenged to interpret the theme in a way that best suited their own voice. For instance, the artists could have surface or glaze decoration that incorporates the figure or parts of the body in some way, or they might exaggerate a pot's "human" parts, such as the "foot," "neck," "shoulder," and "body." The gallery will be filled with cups and mugs, plates, platters, bowls, vases, candlesticks, teapots, salt & peppers, vessels, etc. Some will have subtle reference to the human form, others will be more obvious. The exhibit will give viewers the opportunity to view (and take home) works that have the ability to enhance their in-home dining and living experiences. Exhibit runs through March 31.

Teen Comedy Improv Classes - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
Through March 31, 2012 - Ossining

Class clowns in grades 6-12 will learn basic short and long-form improvisation techniques and build hilarious scenes based on a single topic. Improv training is not only fun but also helps teens refine critical thinking, public speaking, and social skills. Call x336 for more information. Mondays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Exhibit: Separation Anxiety - Pelham Art Center
Through March 31, 2012 - Pelham

A multi-media exhibition examining the various facets of parenthood. Artists explore the often unacknowledged worry and unease that all parents, traditional or not, must navigate. Through these investigations, cultural anxieties and debates over the definition of family, parenthood, and childhood are explored in surprising and interesting ways. Through March 31.

Free Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
March 31, 2012 - New Hyde Park

Keep those little hands busy as they create craft projects every Saturday this month. Children ages 3 and up are welcome at all Lakeshore Learning locations. For more information, visit

Trout Weekend - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
March 31, 2012 - Cornwall

Stop by for some fishy fun this weekend. Meet the Animals takes an unusual twist with "live fish presentations" at 1 and 2:30pm, with corresponding fish feedings at 1:30 and 3pm. Kids can hear fishy stories and make a brook trout craft to take home.

Family Yoga: 2.5 - 6 Year Olds - Bend and Bloom Yoga
Through March 31, 2012 - Park Slope

Bend and Bloom Yoga offers a variety of children's yoga classes at a variety of schedules. The family yoga sessions include a parent/caregiver.

Roulette Kids: Michael Hearst's Songs for Unusual Creatures - Roulette
March 31, 2012 - Boerum Hill

Composer Michael Hearst has devised a program that celebrates some of the most bizarre animals on the planet. Together with his five-piece band (dressed in unusual animal costumes), the group performs instrumental songs inspired by such beastly oddities as the aye-aye, the magnapinna squid, and the bobfish. Fun for the whole family.

MMA Artists in Concert - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 31, 2012 - Upper East Side

Listen to talented musicians perform Stravinsky—Concertino for String Quartet (1920); Germaine Tailleferre—String Quartet (1917–19); Debussy—Sonata for Cello and Piano (1915); Virgil Thomson - "Alice Toklas" from Five Ladies, for Violin and Piano (1930); and Fauré—Piano Quartet in G Minor, Opus 45. Edward Arron, artistic director Jeewon Park, piano Laura Frautschi, violin Colin Jacobsen, violin Nicholas Cords, viola Edward Arron, cello This concert is generously supported by the Brodsky Family Foundation.

Stack 'Em High - The Skyscraper Museum
March 31, 2012 - Battery Park City

Get familiar with the major players in the world of tall buildings in New York by simulating their construction. Using stacking blocks, kids can make shapes like the Empire State Building and the Woolworth Building then get their picture taken with their mile-high buildings.

Drop-In Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through March 31, 2012 - Upper East Side

Meet with other moms, babies, and a lactation specialist to discuss topics such as the emotional ups and downs of breastfeeding, what happens when your milk supply is weak, how to juggle breastfeeding and work, and whether and how to supplement.

Family Program: Stack 'Em High - The Skyscraper Museum
March 31, 2012 - New York

Get familiar with New York's major players in the world of tall buildings by simulating their construction. Using stacking blocks, kids will make shapes like the Empire State Building and the Woolworth Building. Upon construction, get your picture taken with your mile-high building!

ART GALLERY OPENING: INTERPRETING the UNSEEN - Selected works from Amanda Barrow, April DeMarco and Keryn Huang - New York Open Center Gallery
Through March 31, 2012 - NY

ART GALLERY OPENING: INTERPRETING the UNSEEN Selected works from Amanda Barrow, April DeMarco and Keryn Huang Curated by Lola C. Shepard Opening Reception: Saturday, March 03, 2012 6:00- 8:00 PM On View: March 03 - March 31, 2012 Gallery Hours: Mon – Sun / 10-6 pm New York Open Center Gallery is pleased to present Interpreting the Unseen, a collaborative exhibition featuring contemporary artists Amanda Barrow, April DeMarco and Keryn Huang. Interpreting the Unseen is an homage to the consciousness of all things. Utilizing the mediums of painting, collage and photography, each artist explores, through her artwork, the subtle energies of the human experience and the invisible life force of the world around us. Inspired by her travels to India, Amanda Barrow’s Chakra Series illustrates her personal interpretation of the chakra system; the focal points for the reception and transmission of energies in our bodies. The Transparency Series is a celebration of the inner power of all women. The layering of textiles signifies a woman’s innate ability to beautify, conceal, reveal, protect and heal. April DeMarco’s paintings are guided solely by her intuition. Her abstract imagery communicates ideas of letting go, following our path and purpose, and the attainment of our full potential. Keryn Huang’s photography evokes the contemplative expressiveness of the rural landscape. The atmospheric, ethereal sceneries chronicle the transitory movement of clouds, the waning light of the oncoming night, the experiential changes of the seasons and most importantly, one’s reverence and intimate connection to the environment.

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

"Poopendous" Kickoff Event - Children's Museum of Manhattan
March 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Meet children's book author Artie Bennett, best known for penning "The Butt Book," for a reading and signing of his "number two" book, "Poopendous," followed by a fun activity. In the new picture book, Bennett delivers the inside scoop on every type and use of poop using hilarious verses and eye-popping illustrations by Mike Moran. The book relates the many, often remarkable uses of poop throughout the world while paying homage to those that produce it, from cats to bats to wombats. So pick up your pooper-scooper and come along for a riotously rib-tickling ride. You just may agree that poop is truly quite...poopendous! Visit for even more of the scoop on poop, as well as some fun butt-related stuff, including some fascinating butt trivia.

Easter Egg Hunt - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
March 31, 2012 - 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 & crafts tables, and have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Please bring your own basket. Light refreshments offered. Registration requested. Rain date: Sunday, April 1, 1-3:30pm.

Avenue Q, School Edition - Irvington Town Hall Theater
March 31, 2012 - Irvington

A hilarious and deeply "felt" show for teens and adults. The Westchester premier of this award-winning Broadway musical, presented by the Broadway Training Center-Senior Ensemble. Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, "AVENUE Q" is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. This laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q, where he meets a whacky group of residents who help him finally discover his purpose in life. Note: Rated PG-13.

Chris Cosnowski - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through March 31, 2012 - New York

Chris Cosnowski “American Metal” March 1 – 31, 2012 Artists’ Reception: Thursday, March 1, 2012 (6-8pm) Nearest subway: C,E @ 23rd St & 8th Ave Trophies have played a critical role throughout history. Beneficiaries of these awards take pleasure in receiving them, not because the trophy has monetary value, but because it symbolizes success. Those that win them cherish the satisfaction and legacy that is associated with it, and revel within the symbolism of the prize itself, victory. Trophies are, and will continue to remain, a visible goal to which any competitor is geared, and harbor the unspoken sacrifices that victory so often demands. In American Metal, artist Chris Cosnowski utilizes and exploits the intrinsic value and symbolism of these treasured keepsakes. His paintings envision a nostalgic no-holds-barred America. The works allude to the idealism of American values, yet somehow the narratives speak volumes about shifting ideals via the represented objects. What appears to be solid and significant is trumped by the discovery that the metal is an illusion. These beloved objects aren’t gold but merely spray plated plastic with no real weight - an apt metaphor for a country in economic turmoil due to its gratuitous and gluttonous pursuit of all that glitters. Cosnowski's figurines exemplify different aspects of American society: the rodeo trophies illustrate our romanticized past and the wild west in all its rugged testosterone-soaked glory; the cheerleaders embody an obsession with sports, beauty and social standing; the motocross continues the sports metaphor and also typifies America’s love for speed, daredevils and gasoline; the bodybuilder pokes fun at the prevailing image of the country as mighty and heroic and evaluates its preoccupation with and perception of physical beauty; and the policeman, whereby the artist states, “I used this imagery to represent the need for excessive security just to live ‘freely’ today.” The artist goes on to say, “America is ostensibly a meritocracy, and I think we can all agree that hard work, talent, creativity and integrity should be rewarded. American exceptionalism, however, seems to have been largely replaced with greed and a craving for celebrity. American metal (mettle) used to mean something solid.” Chris Cosnowski received his MFA in Painting from Northwestern University and his BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH. His work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and London and has appeared in publications such as New American Paintings (Midwest Edition), American Art Collector and Chicago Magazine. Cosnowski currently lives and works in Chicago and has been represented by Lyons Wier Gallery since 2001.

Free entrance at Marquee Nightclub on European Nightlife's List - Marquee
March 31, 2012 - New York City

Get free entrance, skipping the line and enjoy your night with European Nightlife NYC Our guest lists change on a monthly basis - Check our calendar at Our current guest lists: Wednesdays: Dinner at Veranda Thursdays: SkyRoom Friday: SkyRoom & RokkCity Saturday: Marquee - Hudson Terrace & Scarlet HOW TO GET ON THE GUEST LIST: Follow the link : (RSVP Form) or RSVP by text at 917 557 5787 or by email at Groups: Please have equal ratio girls/guys-No group of guys admitted Dress code strict: Dresses/high heels for ladies Nice jeans/collaredshirt/leather shoes for gentlemen Bottle Service & Limo Tour available (starting at $150): Reservations at

Free Carousel Rides - Prospect Park Carousel
March 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Help us kick off the 100th Anniversary year of our beautiful historic Carousel. Free rides, prizes and more!

March 31, 2012 - Norwalk

Winter is an ideal time to see a variety of seals and waterfowl. Educators provide informative commentary. Bring binoculars and warm clothes. Good for ages eight and older. Advanced reservations strongly recommended. Call Ext 2206.

Nature's View - Weston Library
Through March 31, 2012 - Weston

Enjoy art at the library.

Public Marine-Biology Programs - Maritime Aquarium
March 31, 2012 - Norwalk

This informative program allows visitors access to the marine-education programming available to school groups. Check the Aquarium's website for today's subject. Fifteen participants are taken on a first come first served basis for each time slot. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

MALCOLM MORLEY IN A NUTSHELL--THE FINE ART OF PAINTING 1954–2012 - Yale School of Art 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery
Through March 31, 2012 - New Haven

The exhibit of this contemporary artist features automotive mayhem, beleaguered boats, and speeding, crashing aircraft. The oil paintings and works on paper reflect a theme of disaster and chaos while offering whimsical glimpses.

Book Babies - The Field Library
Through March 31, 2012 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time. Wednesdays at 11am, March 7, 14 and 21.

Teacher in the Library - The Field Library
Through March 31, 2012 - Peekskill

Puzzled by a homework assignment? Only understand a fraction of your math? Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. Homework help is available March 1, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 26, 27, and 29, from 4-6pm.

Family Art Project: Button Up! All Eyes on Preservation - Wave Hill
March 31, 2012 - Bronx

Some of our plant and animal neighbors live in environments in need of preservation. Choose one you would like to see protected, then take a handful of beautiful buttons in all shapes and sizes to make a colorful, button-clad figure of your favorite. Admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Wolf Tails for Kids - Mythology of a Predator - Wolf Conservation Center
Through March 31, 2012 - South Salem

The WCC's first-ever wolf mythology program teaches kids about the relationship between wolves and humans of the past. Guests will be introduced to various wolf mythologies and have a chance to create their own, and share if desired. Then, they'll visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr and the Center's other wolves. Guests will enjoy hot beverages in a woodstove-heated classroom. Dress for cold weather. Pre-registration is required. Information and registration are available at March 3 at 2pm, March 20 at 1pm, March 25 at 11am.

Wolves of North America - Wolf Conservation Center
Through March 31, 2012 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families and discover why this is such a magical time for packs in North America. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa and Zephyr as well as the WCCs endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required. March 3, 6, 11 and 31 at 11am; March 16 and 22 at 1pm.

Evening Howl for Pups of All Ages - Wolf Conservation Center
Through March 31, 2012 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families and discover why this is such a magical time for packs in North America. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa and Zephyr as well as the WCCs other endangered wolves, and take a sunset hike to howl with the wolves during their favorite hour. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required. March 17 and 31 at 5pm; March 23 and 30 at 5:30pm.

Free Crafts for Kids Every Saturday - Lakeshore Learning Store
March 31, 2012 - Scarsdale

Children ages 3 and up are welcome for free craft projects every Saturday. Today: A Buggy Scene. Spring is in the air...with cute, critter-shaped stick puppets that bring this fun art project to life. For more information, visit

FAMILY JAMS featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
March 31, 2012 - Larchmont

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

Scavenger Hunt - Blue Heron Park
March 31, 2012 - Staten Island

Kids enjoy a good ol' scavenger hunt.

Dr. John: Insides Out: A Louis Armstrong Tribute - Brooklyn Academy of Music
March 31, 2012 - Fort Greene

Dr. John, the legendary blues pianist and authentic New Orleans character, combines some formidible musical guests with his own cajun-influenced R&B to examine the life, career, and vast music of Louis Armstrong. A great music lesson for jazz and Armstrong fans, young and old.

Tlen Huicani - Queens Theatre
March 31, 2012 - Queens

Tlen-Huicani (pronounced wee-KAH-ne)—which means "the singers" in the indigenous Indian language of Nahuatl—is one of the most faithful interpreters of the traditional folk music of Mexico and Latin America. Take a musical journey through Mexico and South America with Tlen-Huicani.

EGG-Stravaganza - Staten Island Children's Museum
March 31, 2012 - Staten Island

The Museum celebrates eggs and the Easter bunny. Fun for the whole family.

Seal Cruise - The Riverhead Foundation
March 31, 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.

Spring Celebration - Woodcock Nature Center
March 31, 2012 - Wilton

A hayride takes visitors to trails for an egg-hunting hike. Afterward everyone walks over to the Pavilion to color eggs and whip up some other seasonal nature-crafts to celebrate the arrival of spring. Dress appropriately and bring a basket for eggs.

Zoo Science Investigators - Queens Zoo
March 31, 2012 - Corona

There's a mystery to be solved and kids will be the lead investigators. In this class taught by the zoo's urban ecologist, kids will use real science skills such as water testing to solve a mystery. They'll use the zoo as their lab to solve the case. And at the end of the class they'll get up close and personal with some of the species that they have been studying.

Opening Weekend - Queens Botanical Garden
March 31, 2012 - Corona

Bring your family out to the botanical gardens. In this weekend event, your kids can meet Flora, take a Garden tour, plant a seed, and welcome spring at the Garden.

'MacHomer' - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
March 31, 2012 - Manhattan

This one-man show transplants Shakespeare to Springfield, home of America's favorite dysfunctional family. Actor Rick Miller performs Shakespeare's Macbeth with more than 50 impersonations of characters from the popular animated show The Simpsons. True Shakespeareans will marvel at the way humor is highlighted throughout the original script, which remains about 85% Shakespeare, and those who come more for the laughs are sure to see Shakespeare in a whole new light. Rick Miller has created, starred in, and otherwise supported dozens of productions in Canada and abroad. He has also hosted ABC's Just For Laughs, and been named one of the Most Creative People Alive by Entertainment Weekly.

3rd Annual Food for Thought Expo - Fairfield Warde High School
March 31, 2012 - Fairfield

This all-day event features cooking demos, food workshops and many vendors of local produce, meats, groceries, and ready-made foods. Learn how to make delicious and nutritious dishes. The event is sponsored by Fairfield PTA Fuel for Learning Partnership.

Silent Knight - Crystal Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, Ben Franklin Theater
March 31, 2012 - South Norwalk

The book, music and lyrics for this musical were created by Kyle Brenn, a 14-year-old Norwalk student who has starred on Broadway himself. This story is set in medieval times and follows the adventures of Amber, a tomboy on the verge of womanhood, and her dreams of becoming a knight.

The Wizard of Oz - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
March 31, 2012 - Bellmore

Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion as they come to life in an adaptation featuring the music of the MGM movie. The audience is encouraged to meet and greet the cast after the performance.

Story Museum - Historic Richmond Town
Through March 31, 2012 - Staten Island

Step inside a world filled with the magic of stories, crafts, music, dancing, and singing.

PASTA! A Pop Ups Puppet Musical - Symphony Space
March 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Join the Pop Ups (veteran kids' rockers Jacob Stein and Jason Rabinowitz) for a zany yet educational musical adventure through the magical land of Brooklyn. With the audience's help, The Pop Ups search for the ingredients to make the best (locally sourced) pasta sauce ever. This colorful and theatrical show is populated with puppets as well as catchy original songs. Catch a glimpse of what's in store from The Pop Ups here:

Nerdfighter Meetup - Westport Library
March 31, 2012 - Westport

Eat pizza, hang out with your fellow Nerdfighters, watch YouTube videos, and DFTBA.

Zoo Science Investigators - Queens Zoo
March 31, 2012 - Corona

There's a mystery to be solved and kids ages 7-10 will be the lead investigators. In this class taught by our Urban Ecologist, kids will use real science skills such as water testing to solve a mystery. They'll use the zoo as their lab to solve the case. And, at the end of the class, they'll get up close and personal with some of the species that they have been studying.

Mexican Paper Art and Andean Instrument-Making workshops - Flushing Town Hall
March 31, 2012 - Flushing

Join Master Mexican paper artist, Aurelia Fernandez, for a workshop based on the tradition of celebrating spring by giving children feathers in school. This lively workshop will show children and adults alike how to make animal hats from paper and found objects. Juan "Pepe" Santana will lead a workshop in making Andean instruments from Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Participants will have the opportunity to build a pentatonic panpipe called palla and learn how to play simple Andean Melodies.

West Side Story: Movie Sing-A-Long - Queensborough Peforming Arts Center
March 31, 2012 - Bayside

In this movie musical, a love grew and developed amid conflict between two gangs on the streets of New York City in the 1960's. The event is best suited for adults and children over 14. At this event, the crowd sings along without an ounce of apprehension. Song sheets and other fun props and activities will be supplied. The most enthusiastic participant will be awarded a $100 cash prize.

Peter Pan - Broadhollow Theatre
March 31, 2012 - Elmont

You'll be flying high as you watch the adventures of Peter Pan as he saves Wendy from the villainous Captain Hook and his pirate crew.

RUNNING SCARED, RUNNING FREE - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
March 31, 2012 - Stony Brook

In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, this acclaimed theatrical production is a live, on-stage drama about the links between the Underground Railroad, intriguing secret codes and the role Long Island's Native American Indians played in helping to free slaves.

Nano Days are HERE! - Maritime Explorium
March 31, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Come explore the new nanotechnology exhibits.

March 31, 2012 - Lindenhurst

It's the 1950s, hula-hoops are in high demand and so is Little Red Riding Hood. Wise Prince Jason, Strong Prince Justin and ordinary Loud Prince Frank all want to woo Red Riding Hood in this revisionist adaptation of the classic story that has a few other familiar themes thrown in.

Yoga Stretch Class - The Family Wellness Center
March 31, 2012 - Plainview

Class includes instruction in various breathing techniques, gentle and deep stretching, and strengthening muscles and bones. The intention of this class is to create deeper connection to self and deep peace. Call to register.

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck's Annual Open House - Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
March 31, 2012 - Center Moriches

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is hosting an open house for prospective campers and families of children and young adults with special needs Parents should bring their children if they are to be a new camper this summer.

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island's 13th annual Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition - Hofstra University David S, Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex
Through March 31, 2012 - Hempstead

Teams have six weeks to build, program, and test their robots to meet the season's engineering challenge, Rebound Rumble. Teams use their robots to shoot as many balls into the baskets as possible.

Autism Rocks - A Night Out for the Grown Ups - Painters' Restaurant
March 31, 2012 - Brookhaven Hamlet

The evening presents an opportunity for parents, caregivers and supporters of Autism to come together and share information and support each other while enjoying music, food and drink. Funds benefit The Land and Sea Sports Club, a 501c(3) charitable organization dedicated to providing recreational and therapeutic land and sea sports programs for children on the Autism Spectrum and other developmental disabilities.

Live Music with Chick P & The Roasted Peppers - Martha Clara Vineyards
March 31, 2012 - Riverhead

Enjoy live music.

Long Island Spring Home Show - Nassau Coliseum Expo Center
March 31, 2012 - Uniondale

This three-day event is a Long Island tradition that showcases the latest innovations in home decor and accessories.

Craft for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
March 31, 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.

Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Women’s Auxiliary - Astoria Manor Banquet Hall
March 31, 2012 - New York

New York’s own entrepreneur and musical talent, MarkAnthony Henry will be honored as a “Man of Vision” for his contributions to his community and fellow Americans by Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Women’s Auxiliary NYC Chapter on Saturday, March 31, from 1-5 pm at the Astoria Manor Banquet Hall, 25-22 Astoria Blvd, New York where he will be accepting the award on behalf of his mentor, saxophonist, Tony Williams.

The Original Good Rats - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 31, 2012 - New York

Rolling Stone Magazine has labeled The Good Rats as "the world's most famous unknown band." Rock stars like Kiss, Jon Bon Jovi, and Billy Joel, along with celebrities like Alec Baldwin, Rosie O'Donnell, and many others, are among the many fans of the Good Rats. The band is extremely proud to have been inducted into the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame and has opened up for such great artist as Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, The Ramones, Ozzy Osbourne, The Grateful Dead, Kiss, Journey, and many other prominent musicians. The Rats have also performed at Madison Square Garden, the Philadelphia Spectrum, the Nassau Coliseum, the Hammersmith Odeon in England, Holleder Stadium in Rochester, and many more prestigious venues. Now in 2011, the Good Rats continue to perform in local venues throughout New York, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut, as well as playing annually in their own summer weekend outdoor festival, aptly named Ratstock. Peppi Marchello, the founder, lead singer, and sole songwriter for the group, is also still performing over a 100 shows each year, including outdoor festivals, private events, large concerts, clubs, and bars.

Family Program: Archikids - The Skyscraper Museum
March 31, 2012 - Battery Park City

Architect Yves Roger leads a hands-on workshop in which tweens can get inspired by images, vintage film, and models of actual skyscrapers of the past and present, then make their own soaring structures.

Himmell Straw Chandeliers Workshop - Children's Museum of the Arts
March 31, 2012 - SoHo

Inspired by straw chandeliers used during Finnish Christmas, you will build your own mobile chandeliers with paper straws, tape, and string.

Irish Arts Festival - Children's Museum of the Arts
March 31, 2012 - SoHo

Explore the magical world of Irish arts and culture with New York's Irish Arts Center. The festival will include a variety of performing and visual art experiences to teach families and children about traditional and contemporary arts of Ireland. The day will feature jig lessons, mythical animations, storytelling, knitting workshops, and much more.

Legends of Disco LIVE at the Hammerstein Ballroom NYC - Hammerstein Ballrooom
March 31, 2012 - New York

The Ultimate Disco Dance Party featuring 5 legendary disco hit makers including Chic and the Trammps with MCs Deney Terrio and CBS FM's Joe Causi. Relive the days of Studio 54 and catch dance fever all over again. Tickets:

Hop Like a Bunny Storytime - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
March 31, 2012 - North Salem

Stories and activities all about bunnies!

The Empress and El Diablo - 4th Street Theatre
Through March 31, 2012 - New York

Toy Box Theatre Company presents The Empress and El Diablo, a world premiere play written and directed by Jonathan Barsness with a live garage rock score by Colonna Sonora. The cast of six includes Juan Luis Acevedo*, Gary Ray Bugarcic*, Glory Gallo*, Jessica Giannone, Jake Paque*, and Karen Stanion*. Performances for The Empress and El Diablo will be held at the 4th Street Theatre, 83 East 4th Street for fourteen performances beginning Friday, March 16th through Saturday, March 31st, 2012. AEA Approved Showcase. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association. When forced to move back in with his parents, Eddie seeks the guidance of a fortune teller, whose mysterious and shocking counsel isn't quite what he was expecting. The Empress and El Diablo follows Eddie Roberts, through dreams and reality, as he valiantly struggles with his horrifying destiny, his overbearing family, and a girlfriend who's too tired to fool around. Inspired by Oedipus Rex, the writings of C.G. Jung, and the Tarot Marseilles, this production marks Toy Box Theatre Company’s tenth season. The Empress and El Diablo will be performed with a live garage rock score by Colonna Sonora. From playwright and director Jonathan Barness: “Deep down, most of us think we're a little bit special; that our true destiny is fame and fortune. But let's face it, with 6 billion of us, that’s just not true. The Empress and El Diablo imagines a world where psychics and psychiatrists tell the truth. "You will become a crazy cat lady," "your spouse will cheat on you, repeatedly," or "most of your friends think you are annoying" are phrases rarely heard in fortune cookies and Tarot readings. But in the end, it's only the truth that will lead to change.” The Empress and El Diablo is produced by Toy Box Theatre Company. Director/Playwrigtht: Jonathan Barsness; Scenic Designer: Kacie Hultgren; Costume Designer: Kate Mincer; Lighting Designer: Tony Galaska; Music Director: James Sparber; Original Score: Colonna Sonora; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR. The Empress and El Diablo plays for fourteen performances from Friday, March 16 to Saturday, March 31, 2012, with performances Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at For more information, please visit The runtime for The Empress and El Diablo is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. Jonathan Barsness (Playwright/Director) is a founding member of Toy Box Theatre Company. As a member of Toy Box, he co-wrote and acted in its inaugural production of Greener Grass, played the role of Stephen in Afternight Seating, adapted and directed Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, wrote and acted in The Landlord, adapted and directed John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, and wrote and directed an adaptation of Georg Buchner’s Wozyeck. He wrote the short play Love which was produced by the Rubicon Theatre Project in Chicago. James Sparber is the Music Director for Toy Box Theatre Company. James, along with his ensemble Colonna Sonora, earned nominations for the NYITA for Outstanding Original Music for Toy Box’s 2009 production of ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore and their 2010 original adaptation of Woyzeck. James and Colonna Sonora have also composed and performed the score to Doorknob Company’s We Are Here After at Joyce Soho, and Toy Box’s The Short Fall. Most recently, James constructed the sound design for Motley Dance in their 2011 performance in the RAW Directions series at Dance New Amsterdam, and then with Colonna Sonora composed and performed the live score for their installation, I Want To See You Underwater, at The Causey Contemporary Gallery. James studied composition and jazz performance at Simon’s Rock College of Bard. He has performed, recorded, and produced music in many major U.S. cities, including extended stays in Nashville, Austin, and Los Angeles. In 2005, his former band Breakup Breakdown signed a deal with Warner Music Group label Cordless Records and a publishing deal with Warner/Chapell, resulting in the release of two records of his compositions. James and his publishing company, Pinball 1974, are registered members of ASCAP. He is also one of the two primary composers for the country rock ensemble, Money & King. Colonna Sonora is a music ensemble led by Brady Bagger and James Sparber specializing in composing and performing live scores for theatre and dance. Their most recent work was with Motley Dance at The Causey Contemporary Gallery in September of 2011 for the I Want To See You Underwater installation. They have received NYITA nominations for their work on Toy Box Theatre Company’s Tis Pity She’s A Whore (2009) and Woyzeck (2010). Other recent works include Motley Dance’s performances at Dance New Amsterdam and RoofTop Dance, and Toy Box’s A Short Fall. Prior to that, they worked on Doorknob Company’s 2010 production of We Are Here After at Joyce Soho. Toy Box Theatre Company exists to expand the reach of Off Off Broadway by making theater accessible to a larger audience. Toy Box enhances plot-driven narratives by using various genres of the performing arts such as dance, movement, and live music to help tell a cohesive story. Founded in 2002, the award-winning Toy Box produces fully staged original scripts and original adaptations of classic works. Toy Box has produced eleven plays over nine seasons, most recently finding a home on the Fourth Arts Block of the East Village. After showing significant audience and financial growth, Toy Box is introducing their new schedule of a two-show season. Toy Box has been nominated a total of three times, and once awarded in 2008, the New York Innovative Theatre Award, for “Outstanding Original Music”. Most recently, Toy Box house band, Colonna Sonora, were nominated in 2009 and 2010 in that category. In 2005, Toy Box received an award for “Excellence in Playwriting” by the New York International Fringe Festival. The company has received financial support from The Nancy Quinn Fund, Meet the Composer, and Off Broadway Angels. Toy Box is run by two Co-Artistic Directors, a Managing Director, and Music Director. Toy Box is also supported by an Advisory Board of Directors, as well as a staff composed of a house manager, branding consultant, business consultant, marketing director, and bookkeeper.

Lego Club - Children's Museum of the East End
March 31, 2012 - Bridgehampton

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

Screening: 'Aurélie Laflamme's Diary' - Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMa
March 31, 2012 - Midtown West

Since her father's death, Aurélie Laflamme has felt alone in the world. She's consumed with questions that she can't find answers to: What if her father was an alien and simply left Earth to return to his own planet? Wouldn't that make Aurélie an alien too? After all, that would explain many weird things about her, like why she feels different from everyone else, why she's doomed with a relentless clumsiness with words, or even why boys tend to get on her nerves all the time. Through the pages of her diary, Aurélie confides her innermost feelings of alienation and tries to find her place in the world. (2010; Canada; in French, with English subtitles) This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Tickets will be distributed at the reception desk from 10-10:30am and 11:30am-12pm. Tickets are also distributed at the information desk in MoMA's main lobby.

Community Sing: Young People's Chorus of New York City - The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
March 31, 2012 - Manhattan

Young People's Chorus of New York City is one of the world's leading children's choruses, known for celebrating the diversity of its members and community. Join the choir in singing African American spirituals at one of the world's foremost research libraries devoted to African history and culture studies.

Children's Reading Series: Jon Scieszka - 92nd Street Y
March 31, 2012 - Upper East Side

Scieszka's books for kids include the Time Warp Trio series, "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs," "Squids Will Be Squids," and "The Stinky Cheese Man." His tongue-in-cheek humor, laced with understatement and wordplay, makes for laugh-out-loud reading.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
March 31, 2012 -

EVERY SATURDAY LATE NIGHT at The Highline Ballroom: The Rewind Show with live performances and celebrity DJs. File Under: Rock, Dance, Electronic, Late Night. 21 or over to enter. Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 11:00pm. $20 at door. RSVP to The Rewind Show is a vision we have had for as long as we have been in the business of night clubs and event planning. We are tired of the same concept that every night-club in NYC has been stuck with over the years and think that it's time to change the way to party! As we all know nothing can compare to a live performance and therefore we have created the Rewind Show! We want to bring an experience like no other by combining the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. Every Saturday night, the Highline Ballroom will operate as a high-end night club to let people experience the Rewind Show.

CEG Presents Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett The Guitarists of Little Feat - Highline Ballroom
March 31, 2012 -

Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett are guitar players. In fact, they're the guitar players with the legendary band Little Feat. Now they've joined forces to form an acoustic duo that will quite frankly blow you away, performing songs from their Little Feat catalogue and more with a decidedly different twist. The two first played together on the album Dixie Chicken (1973) almost 30 years ago, and since then they've played together or individually on numerous recording sessions for Little Feat and countless others, including Raitt, Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Dionne Farris, and The Wallflowers, to name but a few. Fred Tackett became a member of Little Feat in 1987 just before the making of Let it Roll (1988), but in a sense he has been a member for a whole lot longer. He has been writing songs for and playing on recordings with Little Feat since 1972 as one of the leading studio guitarists in Los Angeles since moving there in 1967. Tackett's credits are really too numerous to list. Along with his many sessions, he found time to travel with Bob Dylan for three years, Bob Seger for one, and also with Boz Scaggs just as Silk Degrees (1990) was making disco almost tolerable. Born in 1945 in Little Rock, AK, Tackett says everyone in his family played the trumpet except his mom. He brings multifaceted talents of guitar, mandolin, and trumpet to the table with Mr. Barrere's guitar and voice in a much more intimate rendering of songs and stories from a well-traveled road.

Holistic Mom's Network Meeting: Pregnancy & Nutrition - Early Childhood Center at Tappan Hill School
March 31, 2012 - Tarrytown

This month's meeting focuses on nutrition and pregnancy. Guest speaker will be Jill Cruz, founder of "Body Wise Food Smart," discussing nutrition for expecting mothers. Expecting parents and other interested parents/adults are welcome.

'WILLY WONKA' - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
March 31, 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.

Free Trial Class: MusicClasses4Kids - Germonds Presbyterian Church
March 31, 2012 - New City

MusicClasses4Kids invites parents/caregivers and their newborn through kindergarten-aged children to experience their Spring 2012 “Paws and Claws” Song Collection. Pre-registration is required.

"Nearly Lear" - Emelin Theatre
March 31, 2012 - Mamaroneck

A mischievous, tender, and funny work that upends expectations of what a Shakespeare play should be. The New York Times calls Nearly Lear "a frisky funny tantalizing introduction to the lifelong pleasures of Shakespeare." Profoundly accessible, using exuberant storytelling, music, and film, "Nearly Lear," newly named winner of the IPAY (International Performing Arts for Youth) 2012 Victor Award for Outstanding Production, is a theatrical and family event encapsulating all the grandeur of one of Shakespeare's greatest works, King Lear. The story as told by Lear's devoted clown is performed by actor Susanna Hamnett, whom The New York Times calls "an energetic, virtuosic performer with a touch of the endearing goofball." The performance is for both seasoned theatergoers and kids from 6th Grade on up.

Greg Haberny 'Prelude to Mommy's Little Monster' - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through March 31, 2012 - New York

Meet The Artist: Saturday, March 10th, 2012, 12-2pm. Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11-6pm. Nearest subway: C,E @ 23rd St & 8th Ave. Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to feature a special installation in the back gallery space by New York artist Greg Haberny entitled Mommy's Little Monster. The presentation is a prelude to his forthcoming solo exhibition at Lyons Wier Gallery this October. Mommy's Little Monster is a psychedelic glimpse into the wonderfully psychotic world of installation artist Greg Haberny. This particular installation draws direct inspiration from the artist's personal recollections of his childhood. The artist exhumes and examines his "'dysfunctional'" childhood, embracing the plethora of influences from his teen years growing up in suburbia during the 1970-80s. Haberny brutishly expresses his observations by constructing three dimensional metaphors dealing with his own personal issues, including but not limited to: chaos, disorder, anxiety, imperfection, awkwardness, madness, punk rock, guns, attending Catholic school, porn, drinking, drugs, excessive therapy, his cat that his brother shot, dyslexia, isolation, baseball, rabbits, hallucinations, abuse, sinner vs saint, Martin Scorsese, independent cult film, toys, AND girls, girls...GIRLS!

Eternal Light...Shining Bright - Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
March 31, 2012 - New York City

Eternal Light...Shining Bright. Hilary Apfelstadt, Conductor Laureate; Music for Women's Chorus; Jonathan Griffith, DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor; Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna; Morten Lauridsen, Composer-in-Residence; Featuring Distinguished Concerts Singers International. Cy-Fair Chorale and Cy-Fair High School Women's Choir. Jed Ragsdale and Hallie Reed, Directors .

Egg-stravaganza - Connecticut Audubon Society
March 31, 2012 - Fairfield

"Eggs-plore" what's hatching at the Center at Fairfield's 16th annual "egg-stravaganza!" Fun-filled family activities include an egg hunt (ideal for children 8 and under), spring-themed craft making, live animal meet-and-greet, and a visit from a very special rabbit. Morning egg hunt includes a continental breakfast hil the afternoon egg hunt includes juice, cookies and healthy snack. Bring cameras and a basket. Program rain or shine. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fam Lab: Peace, Love & Passover - Orange Splot Art Spot
March 31, 2012 - Peekskill

Explore the interactive art space, experiment with art materials, and play with art games, all inspired by Passover.

Therapy Dog Lends an Ear to Young Readers - Harrison Public Library
March 31, 2012 - Harrison

Tail Waggin' Tutors are therapy dogs and their handlers who visit schools and libraries so children can practice reading to them. This program helps young readers develop their skills by giving them one-on-one time with a furry, patient listener. Children who may be shy reading in front of peers will often willingly read to a friendly dog. This builds confidence and makes reading enjoyable. Dogs don't mind if you make mistakes!

Insider's Tour - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Through March 31, 2012 - Pocantico Hills

An intimate, behind-the-scenes view of Stone Barns with one of the farm or program staff. Get up close and personal with the livestock and take a walk through the greenhouse and planting fields.

Winter Farm Tour - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Through March 31, 2012 - Pocantico Hills

Get face-to-face with Stone Barns Center's livestock in their winter shelters and learn about what's growing in the four-season greenhouse and main production field. This tour will focus on winter growing techniques and how the farm manages their animals and cultivates delicious vegetables through the cold winter months. Register on the website.

Spring Ecology Walk - Croton Point Nature Center
March 31, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

Now that spring is here, discover what is happening with the local flora and fauna. Friends of Read will provide the refreshments.

Preparing the Meadow for Mowing: Saving the Praying Mantis - Marshlands Conservancy
March 31, 2012 - Rye

Transport egg cases of the Praying Mantis to the nearby forest so they will not mowed over. Bring work gloves.

Vernal Pool Investigation - Cranberry Lake Preserve
March 31, 2012 - North White Plains

Rubber boots recommended for this investigation of the interesting pool inhabitants.

7th Annual Flying Model Expo - The Cradle of Aviation Museum
March 31, 2012 - Garden City

Come celebrate the skill, craftsmanship, and excitement of model building at the 7th annual Flying Model Expo sponsored by AMA and Model Airplane Clubs of Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens. The expo will provide builders, collectors, and flying model fans with an opportunity to see some of the best in class in model aircraft. Everything from electric, gas, RC, rubber-powered gliders, helicopters and more will be on display throughout the museum. Experience indoor and outdoor flying (weather permitting).

Mamaroneck Indoor Market - St. Thomas' Episcopal Church - Heathcote Hall
Through March 31, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Farm-fresh foods from local vendors. Saturdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.

Croton-on-Hudson Winter Market (Formerly Briarcliff Indoor) - Van Wyck Shopping Plaza II
Through March 31, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

Farm-fresh foods from local vendors. Saturdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.

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