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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on March 4


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

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

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

Secrets of Circles: Dream Catchers - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 04, 2012 - Crown Heights

Circles are everywhere! This highly interactive 2000 square foot exhibition features 18 exhibits designed to inspire children and adults to ask questions and investigate the answers as they explore the math, science, and engineering of circles.

Jim Henson's Fantastic World - Museum of the Moving Image
Through March 04, 2012 -

The exhibition features more than 120 artifacts, including drawings, storyboards, and props, and video material that illustrate Henson's boundless creativity and innumerable accomplishments. A special addition to the exhibition at Museum of the Moving Image is a puppet of Miss Piggy from The Muppets Take Manhattan. Among other highlights are fourteen additional iconic original puppets of such characters as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Bert, and Ernie; photographs of Henson and his collaborators at work; and excerpts from Henson's early projects and experimental films. The exhibition spans Henson's entire career, beginning with drawings, cartoons, and posters produced during his college years in the late 1950s and concluding with objects related to the inspired imaginary worlds of his popular fantasy film The Dark Crystal (1982). Visitors will encounter materials from Henson's best-known projects, The Muppet Show, The Muppet Movie and its sequels, and Fraggle Rock, as well as objects related to his Sesame Street characters. Visitors will also learn about Sam and Friends, an early show Henson created in the 1950s, Henson's television commercial work in the 1960s, and the segments Henson made for The Ed Sullivan Show.

CSI: The Experience - Discovery Times Square
Through March 04, 2012 - New York

Play the role of a crime scene investigator at CSI: The Experience! As the latest recruit in the world of forensic science, guests are guided by videos featuring CSI: cast members and real-life forensic scientists. Throughout the exhibition you must examine blood types, while matching DNA to potential suspects in order to complete the investigation process and solve the crime. Complete with 3 Crime Scenes, 15 Forensic Lab Stations, and dazzling special effects, this hands-on experience is sure to plunge exhibit goers deep into the science of solving crimes.

Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through March 04, 2012 -

The exhibition explores caricature and satire in its many forms from the Italian Renaissance to the present, drawn primarily from the rich collection of this material in the Museum's Department of Drawings and Prints. The show includes drawings and prints by Leonardo da Vinci, Eugene Delacroix, Francisco de Goya, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Enrique Chagoya alongside works by artists more often associated with humor, such as James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, Honore Daumier, Al Hirschfeld, and David Levine. Many of these engaging caricatures and satires have never been exhibited and are little known except to specialists.

Flamenco Festival 2012 - New York City Center
Through March 04, 2012 -

New York's annual flamenco celebration, now in its 11th year, features mesmerizing performances direct from Spain. This year's festival celebrates the tradition of great female choreographers in flamenco.

Season Opening - Bear Mountain Ice Rink
Through March 04, 2012 - Bear Mountain

The Bear Mountain skating rink officially opens full time for the 2011-2012 season. Through March 4, hours are: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10-11:30am and 12-1:30pm; Fridays, 8-9:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays, 10-11:30am, 12-1:30pm, 2-3:30pm, 4-5:30pm, 6-7:30pm, and 8-9:30pm (Saturdays only). Skate rental, lockers, and refreshments are available.

Studio Sunday - Museum of Arts & Design
March 04, 2012 - Manhattan

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

Jaime Laredo, violin and Leon Fleisher, piano - The Town Hall
March 04, 2012 -

Climb to the Top NYC 2012 - Rockefeller Center
March 04, 2012 - New York

Climb to the Top is a unique stair climbing event that raises funds to help more than 10,000 New York City, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Westchester residents affected by multiple sclerosis - a disease of the central nervous system that has no known cause or cure. 1,500 participants will climb 66 flights of stairs to help create a world free of MS. General Event Information - Date: Sunday, March 4, 2012 - Start/Finish: 30 Rockefeller Center - Site Hours: 6 - 10 a.m. - Registration Fee: $35 (increase to $50 on January 4 and increase to $100 on March 3) - Required Fundraising Minimum: $250 - Age Minimum: 7 years -

Climb to the Top NYC 2012 - Top of the Rock
March 04, 2012 - Manhattan

This stair-climbing event raises funds to help more than 10,000 residents in New York City, Orange County, Putnam County, Rockland County, Sullivan County, and Westchester County who are affected by multiple sclerosis -- a disease of the central nervous system that has no known cause or cure. About 1,500 participants will climb 66 flights of stairs to help create a world free of MS. Must be at least 7 years old to participate.

Sugaring Sunday - Teatown Lake Reservation
March 04, 2012 - Ossining

Stoke up the fire, its sugaring time at Teatown. From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown's naturalists will be in Warren's sugarhouse sharing facts and folklore about this sweet time of year.

Munchkins and Mishpacha - Congregation Sons of Israel
March 04, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Mommy and Me / Daddy and Me with a Jewish twist. Bring your kids, ages 6 months to 3 years, for stories, songs, games, and more.

Family Drop-In Ceramic Party - Great Neck Arts Center
March 04, 2012 - Great Neck

Prepare for messy fun for the entire family. Come create an art project, "WINTER - LET IT SNOW!" side-by-side with your child or grandchild. Additional programs scheduled February 4, March 4, April 1. Call or visit to register.

Animation - Connecticut Science Center
Through March 04, 2012 - Hartford

Explore animation from storyboarding, character design, and drawing techniques to movement, timing, filming and sound. Cartoon Network characters provide a colorful backdrop to the exhibit, which also explores the history of animation and features a screening room and a cartoon museum.

Family Art Project: My Home is in Nature - Wave Hill
March 04, 2012 - Bronx

What would it be like to inhabit a new world for the very first time? Set your imagination free with the help of visionary guest artist Paul Deo, whose roots are in Harlem and New Orleans. Concoct your own ideal landscape with color, light, collage, and paint, to tell your natural dream story. Free with grounds admission.

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 04, 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.

5th Annual New York Wine Expo - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through March 04, 2012 -

The 5th Annual New York Wine Expo is March 2-4. The Grand Tasting offers attendees a chance to sample more than 760 wines from nearly 200 winemakers from around the globe. Share your passion for wine with other attendees and winemakers as you sip and stroll through new and old world wines. In addition to the Grand Tasting, there is a series of educational seminars for wine lovers of all levels.

Guided Nature Walk - Tenafly Nature Center
March 04, 2012 - Tenafly

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

'Next To Normal' - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
March 04, 2012 - Mamaroneck

The blazing musical that took Broadway by storm just a couple of seasons ago. And now it's making its NY Regional premiere at the Westchester Sandbox Theatre! Dealing with bipolar disorder in a truly innovative and theatrical way, "Next To Normal" will change the way you look at the world and challenge your ideas about those who suffer with mental illness. This show is for adults and mature tweens and teens only. Performances run through 3/4/12. Call 914-630-0804 to purchase tickets.

Music for Aardvarks Family Drop in Class - JCC Rockland
March 04, 2012 - West Nyack

Sing, dance, and have a blast at this drop-in dance party. Half price for siblings; free for parents.

Maple Sugaring - Muscoot Farm
March 04, 2012 - Katonah

Spend an afternoon finding out all there is to know about making maple syrup. Weather permitting.

Sunday Concert Series - American Folk Music - John C. Hart Memorial Library
March 04, 2012 - Shrub Oak

Harry Bolick (fiddle) and Brian Slattery (banjo) are experts on American folk music from the deep South in the 20s and 30s. They promise a rockin' good time and some eye-opening information on music of the period.

The Three Little Pigs - Theatre Three
March 04, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Here's a message for the whole family. Three pigs, two lost mice, and a rappin' wolf makes for a fun-filled version of the famous story. Told completely in song and verse, this original musical focuses on issues of race relations and the homeless. The show runs through March 17, 2012.

Family Yoga - Hudson Yoga
March 04, 2012 - Croton on Hudson

Bond with your child while incorporating playful partner poses, games, and laughter while gaining peace of mind. Due to the intimacy of space, registration is required: or call 914-319-4010.

Concert with Brian Conway & Brendan Dolan - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
March 04, 2012 - Ossining

Irish fiddler Brian Conway with Brendan Dolan on piano. Doors open at 2:30pm. All are welcome to attend.

Read Across America Day & Dr. Seuss Celebrations - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
March 04, 2012 - White Plains

A celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Dr. Seuss's classic stories. Join in story times and activities all weekend long in honor of the author's spirit and imagination.

Ballet du Grande Theatre de Geneve - Joyce Theater
Through March 04, 2012 -

"Exceptionally supple ballet-trained dancers" (The New York Times) are at the core of this acclaimed Swiss company. The ensemble performs an enchanting evening length work by Israeli born choreographer Emanuel Gat, a powerful new voice in contemporary dance. Using Bach's magnificent Prelude and Fugue No. 22 in C minor as inspiration and backdrop, Gat has created a mesmerizing piece, performed beautifully by Ballet de Genève's stunning artists.

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
March 04, 2012 -

Every January since 1939, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra has waltzed in the new year at the Musikverein, and today the concert is broadcast in 70 countries. But you won't have to wait until January 1 this year: Stay in New York City and hear the orchestra perform music by "the waltz king" and his father here at Carnegie Hall, along with music by Richard Strauss.

Contraptions A to Z - Discovery Museum and Planetarium
Through March 04, 2012 - Bridgeport

This hands-on exhibit combines art, history, science, music, literature, and language. It reveals the fascinating mechanisms that are often hidden in black boxes with a playful, humorous approach. 26 interactive mechanical devices embody a different letter of the alphabet.

Maple Sugar Festival for Opening Day of Maple Sugar Tours - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
March 04, 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.

The Three Little Pigs or Home Is Where You Hold Your Heart--A Play in Verse and Verses - Theatre Three
March 04, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Not only do the Three Little Pigs have to contend with the wolf but two lost mice as well. Told completely in song and verse, this is a new look at the pigs and their plight. This original musical focuses on issues of race relations and the homeless.

Golden Dragon Acrobats - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
March 04, 2012 - Greenvale

A combination of award-winning acrobatics, spectacular costumes, and traditional dance and music, make this show one of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.

Harlem Wizards - Suffern High School Gym
March 04, 2012 - Suffern

The Harlem Wizards are celebrating the 50th year as an entertainment basketball team specializing in tricks, "alley-oops," and audience participation(a la the Globetrotters). The team will take on community leaders, local politicians, and Cherry Lane Elementary School faculty in this fundraiser for the school that is sure to be a good time.

Family Tour and Workshop: Building with Color - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
March 04, 2012 - Upper East Side

Explore how artist John Chamberlain uses color in building his artwork, then create your own textured, colorful mixed-media works in the studio. For families with children ages 5-10. Registration required at 212-423-3587.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
March 04, 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.

'Rumpelstiltskin The Musical' - Main Stage Theater
March 04, 2012 - Manhattan

The WorkShop Theater Company's co-production with Broadway Youth Ensemble features child-star performers from Broadway's "Mary Poppins," "Les Miserables," and "Ragtime," plus national tours of "Billy Elliot," "Shrek," "101 Dalmations," and more.

Music of the Masters - Mozart - The Palace Theater
Through March 04, 2012 - Stamford

Hear the Stamford Symphony with Eckart Preu, conductor and Arnaud Sussmann on violin. MusiKids, an interactive education experience for children ages 6 – 12, takes place before the Sunday concert. Maestro Preu share secrets and stories behind the music on stage one hour before the concert.

Family Sundays at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
March 04, 2012 - Roslyn Harbor

Enjoy a docent-led family walk-through of the exhibitions and, beginning at 1:30pm., supervised art activities for the whole family. Weekend parking fee is $2.

Thinking Outside the Box: Original Ten Minute Play Fest - Fairfield Museum and History Center
March 04, 2012 - Fairfield

Enjoy all new, general-audience works created by Connecticut playwrights (or playwrights who work in Connecticut) and featuring local professional and pro-am actors. This project was created under the artistic guidance of Falcon Repertory Theatre, Inc., a not-for-profit theatre and film company of Fairfield County.

Atlantic Theater Company Presents 'The Hundred Dresses' - Signature Theatre's Peter Norton Space
March 04, 2012 - Manhattan

Based on the book by Eleanor Estes, this lively musical is a poetic tale that explores the power of imagination and the courage it takes to stand up for others, even when you are standing alone. This timeless story follows Wanda Petronski, a young girl who speaks strangely, lives in the wrong part of town, and wears the same dress to school every day. While Wanda struggles to fit in and make friends at Franklin Elementary, Maddie, a fellow student, comes to understand that some of the worst bullies in the world throw no blows. "The Hundred Dresses" takes audiences on a colorful journey filled with buoyant music, zany characters, plenty of charm, humor, and - you guessed it - dresses.

Early Morning Birdwalk: Gulls Galore - Prospect Park Audobon Center
March 04, 2012 - Flatbush

Think all gulls are the same? Take another look by exploring the Park's nature trails and discover all the different species of gulls in Prospect Park. Rain or shine. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

The Wizard of Oz - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX Theater
March 04, 2012 - Norwalk

Experience the tornado, the Munchkins, the yellow-brick road, the horse of a different color, and of course, Dorothy and her three pals on a six-story screen. Reserve your tickets online or by calling ext. 2206.

March 04, 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.

Dr. Seuss' Birthday - Brooklyn Children's Museum
March 04, 2012 - Crown Heights

Join us in singing Happy Birthday to none other than Dr Seuss! Spend a morning listening to cherished tales and create your very own super, Seuss-inspired party hat to take home.

Celebrating Literacy: Alphabet Fun! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
March 04, 2012 - Crown Heights

The ABC's are fun, especially when you learn them among friends. Join us for story time of the beloved tale, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and listen to how exciting remembering the alphabet can be. Create a letter craft to take home.

Earthworks: Inside a Beehive - Brooklyn Children's Museum
March 04, 2012 - Crown Heights

We're going inside a beehive just like the Magic School Bus gang! Collect pollen and nectar from flowers, build your own honeycomb, and taste-test local honey!

Family Yoga - Hudson Yoga
March 04, 2012 - Croton on Hudson

Games, partner poses, art projects, dance, and creativity all come together as you spend wonderful time together. Contact or 914-319-4010 to register; space is limited at the intimate studio.

Bagels & Blox - Temple Beth Torah
March 04, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Parents and children ages six weeks to three years are invited for music, movement, fun, and the chance to meet other families. Contact Rachel K. Smith at for more information.

Iditarod Hike - For Teens and Adults - Westmoreland Sanctuary
March 04, 2012 - Bedford Corners

The famed Iditarod Race begins this weekend in Alaska, but you don't have to travel over 1,100 miles...just brave the elements of late winter snow, slush, or mud, and trek over 2 miles across the preserve's trail system in search of unique winter beauty. Please dress appropriately for the weather and trail conditions (snowshoes may be necessary - no dogs or sleds allowed!). Please register by March 2.

Family Storytime: 'Seven Blind Mice' - White Plains Public Library
March 04, 2012 - White Plains

Listen to a traditional Indian folktale and enjoy traditional henna painting in this program for children ages 3 and older, and their families. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Silent Film Series: Rin-Tin-Tin in Clash of the Wolves - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
March 04, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Many people know the German shepherd dog portrayed in the 1950s TV series, but the original Rin-Tin-Tin appeared in 26 silent features and two sound serials between 1922 and 1931. This is his ninth feature, where and plays a half-breed wolf-dog named Lobo.

Classical Interludes: Phillip Lopate and the Brooklyn Philharmonic Chamber Players - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
March 04, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Author Lopate joins the Chamber Players for a concert that explores Brooklyn's development over the past 200 years. Music will include repertoire by great Brooklyn composers such as Gershwin and Copland, as well as contemporary composers.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through March 04, 2012 - Staten Island

Draw Spring scenes using oil pastels.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
March 04, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Seal Cruise - The Riverhead Foundation
March 04, 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 04, 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.

Dancewave Presents: Kids Cafe Festival Goes to College - Kumble Theater at Long Island University
Through March 04, 2012 - Fort Greene

This festival showcases student choreography from nationwide university dance departments, New York City's premier high school dance groups, and Dancewave's four unique pre-professional dance companies.

Maple Sugar Festival Weekend - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through March 04, 2012 - Stamford

Visit the little red sugarhouse on Heckscher Farm to see firsthand how sap is turned into sweet maple syrup. Witness how trees are tapped and sap is collected, make a maple-themed craft, go on a scavenger hunt, have your face painted and more. On Saturday, there is a maple syrup cook-off with local chefs and on Sunday a pancake brunch.

Screening: Jim Henson’s Fantastic World Special Closing Program - Museum of the Moving Image
March 04, 2012 - Astoria

Join us to celebrate Jim Henson’s most enduring legacy, the films and television programs that he helped create, and the work that The Jim Henson Company has continued ever since his death. Craig Shemin, president of The Jim Henson Legacy, and Karen Falk, archivist for The Jim Henson Company, will present a compilation of recent Henson programs. Special surprises are in store for this closing program, on the final day of the exhibition Jim Henson’s Fantastic World.

Weekend Workshop: Magic and Movies - Museum of the Moving Image
March 04, 2012 - Astoria

Participants will watch clips from some innovative early films and learn how the special effects in the films were achieved. Then, using a variety of live-action and animation techniques, they will produce a magic show movie starring themselves. This event is for children ages 10 and up.

Community Purim Carnival - Friedberg JCC
March 04, 2012 - Oceanside

Everyone is encouraged to come in costume for the Purim carnival. Enjoy delicious food, exciting rides, and fun carnival booths. The event is being held in partnership with Oceanside Jewish Center and Temple Avodah. Call Marcy Hallerman 516-634-4173 for more information.

Orienteeering - Cunningham Park
March 04, 2012 - Queens

Keep up that family fitness plan. Learn how to navigate using a map and compass in this orienteering program. Intensity levels range from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths) and moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain) to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs, wear comfortable shoes or boots and pack water and a light snack.

Transformations - Loft Artist Association
March 04, 2012 - Stamford

CD's, shredded junk mail, zippers, plastic jugs, matches, nuts, bolts, cereal boxes, teabags, and a variety of other household and organic items are transformed from trash to treasure.

Galumpha - Landmark on Main Street
March 04, 2012 - Port Washington

Acrobatics, visual effects, physical comedy, and inventive choreography, is what makes Galumpha a sensory feast. The three performers create images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, drawn together into a seamless whole, which consistently brings audiences to their feet.

Baby Story Time with Miss Nina - Greenlight Booksstore
March 04, 2012 - Fort Greene

Miss Nina, a recipient of a 2010 Parents' Choice Award for her debut CD "Singing & Dancing Together," brings her pink guitar and original songs to Story Time.

Muffins and Milkshakes - Taste Buds
March 04, 2012 - Manhattan

Kids will learn how to make banana muffins and strawberry milkshakes in this hands-on cooking class.

The Tortoise And The Hare - The Kweskin Theatre at Sterling Farms
Through March 04, 2012 - Stamford

This contemporary take on a classic tale, presented by the Northeast Children's Theatre Company, is full of wit, comedy and adventure.

3K Winter Walk for Operation Hope - Great River Golf Club
March 04, 2012 - Milford

Help support Operation Hope by participating in a 3K Winter Walk over the beautiful Great River Golf Course. Invite your friends, family, neighbors, club, team or group to sponsor you or your team. Prizes are awarded to the individual and team that collects the most money. Best of all, Chip's Restaurant of Fairfield will be waiting at the finish with hot pancakes.

Purim Magic - Greenwich Reform Synagogue
March 04, 2012 - Greenwich

Enjoy a special Megillah reading/presentation conducted by Rabbi Sklarz and Cantor Lipton. Afterwards, the Youth Group will present a Purim-themed interactive drama/mystery game followed by a pizza lunch, lots of Purim treats and a special guest magician. Costumes are encouraged. Contact Erin at x221 for more information and to RSVP.

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® - Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
Through March 04, 2012 - Bridgeport

Come see the world's premier monster truck series. The popular truck line up is headlined by Grave Digger®, celebrating it's 30th anniversary year of racing and driven by Randy Brown. Other Monster Jam trucks include the return of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles driven by Joey Parnell and Preditor, as well as Prowler, Crushstation driven by Greg Winchenbach and Thrasher driven by Pat Summa.

Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp Open House Days - Peconic Dunes Camp
March 04, 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.

ImaginOcean - Staller Center for the Arts
March 04, 2012 - Stony Brook

This glow-in-the-dark musical for children was created by puppeteer John Tartaglia. Three fish, who are best friends-- Tank, Bubbles and Dorsel-- swim off to find a treasure. They sing, dance and make new friends.

Ocean Science Sunday: Submarines! - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
March 04, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

In honor of National Submarine Day in March, enter the world of submarines - discover the science behind how they work and how their design has changed over history. Create your own periscope to take home. RSVP.

Camp Open House - Suffolk Y JCC
March 04, 2012 - Commack

It's never too early to think about the summer. Meet camp directors, tour the grounds. There are new lower prices and flexible schedules. Learn about camp programs, trips and special events.

Pony Rides - Greenlawn Equestrian Center
March 04, 2012 - Greenlawn

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

March 04, 2012 - New York City

On March 4 at 3PM, the Musical Olympus Foundation will introduce this year’s young international classical superstars in the International Musical Olympus Festival Concert, taking place in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. Under the direction of President Irina Nikitina, Musical Olympus provides a rare opportunity to listen to winners and laureates of international competitions. This year’s program features saxophonist Ashu, 2008 First Prize winner, “The International Salon de Virtuosi Career”, New York, performing Ibert and Piazzolla; cellist Christoph Croisé, 2010 winner of Grand Prix, The IBLA Foundation Grand Prize Competition, Ragusa, Sicily, performing Tchaikovsky; tenor Mario Chang, 2011 First Prize winner of The Francisco Vinas International Singing Competition, Barcelona, Spain, performing Puccini and Verdi; and pianist Alexej Gorlatch, 2011 First Prize winner, The ARD International Music Competition, Munich Germany, performing Beethoven, with Stilian Kirov conducting the Musical Olympus Orchestra.

Family Art Workshop - Great Neck Arts Center
March 04, 2012 - Great Neck

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, the workshop "The Luck of the Irish/March Madness!" will bring parents, grandparents, kids of all ages together to paint ceramic decorations or home décor collectibles.

The Okee Dokee Brothers - Long Island Children's Museum
March 04, 2012 - Garden City

Inspired by their own backyard adventures, The Okee Dokee Brothers perform original music (bluegrass, rock) that reminds audiences of their own "make-believes" and "treehouse-pretendings." The Okee Dokee Brothers believe that music should be an energetic, interactive and fun experience where kids can enjoy dancing, singing, and playing instruments with their families.

30th Annual Long Island Junior Soccer League Convention - Huntington Hilton
Through March 04, 2012 - Melville

Soccer players, coaches, referees, fans and volunteers will be coming to purchase soccer equipment from around the world plus attend clinics and meetings.

Pancake Breakfast to Benefit Ronnie Reisig Memorial Scholarship Fund - Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
March 04, 2012 - Center Moriches

The scholarship helps send a special-needs child to the camp for the summer. Ms. Reisig, who worked with autistic children at BOCES in Westhampton Beach, passed away on June 22, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. Before her death, she requested that at least one of her students would have the opportunity to attend CampPa-Qua-Tuck. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advanced at (516) 248-0886.

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island FLL Championship Tournament - Longwood High School
March 04, 2012 - Middle Island

Forty-eight elementary and middle school teams participate in In the FOOD FACTORR Challenge. teams build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGOR MINDSTORMSR NXT to solve a set of food safety missions as well as research, develop, and share their innovative solutions to improve the world's current food preparation processes.

The Amazing Kings of Accordion - The Dix Hills Center for the Performing Arts
March 04, 2012 - Dix Hills

Enjoy the music of the Accordion Kings, three master musicians who have created beautiful arrangements and cover the spectrum from opera to jazz. Angelo DiPippo, Frank Toscano, and Manny Corallo masterfully perform music from around the world with amazing virtuosity.

Craft for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
March 04, 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.

POSSESSED - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 04, 2012 - New York

Possessed started in 1983 as a San Francisco garage band with guitarist Mike Torrao and drummer Mike Sus. When the two managed to recruit singer and bassist Jeff Becerra, they formed the band Possessed. Together with second guitarist Brian Montana, the group started perfecting its own brand of metal, which was the precursor to modern death metal - fast, savage riffs, warp-speed drums, mile-a-second solos, and raspy, growled vocals. Possessed soon took San Francisco's metal scene by storm, playing with fellow Bay Area thrashers Exodus. In 2007, original bassist and vocalist Becerra, paralyzed from the waist down as the result of a tragic shooting, reformed Possessed with another new lineup. Since then, the band has been performing its trademark death metal style in venues across the country.

GROOVE BUFFET Classic R&B, Motown & Soul Revue - Lucille's
March 04, 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.

20th Annual JCC Purim Carnival: Kings & Queens - Stamford JCC
March 04, 2012 - Stamford

Bring your friends for tons of games and inflatables, win tickets and prizes, and don’t forget the hamantaschen. Dress up and get ready for fun.

Live Music with One Mo Time - Martha Clara Vineyards
March 04, 2012 - Riverhead

Enjoy live music.

Mail Art Workshop - Children's Museum of the Arts
March 04, 2012 - SoHo

Use envelopes, pop-up techniques, and a variety of materials to create your own mail-inspired art project.

Paper Mache Workshop - Children's Museum of the Arts
March 04, 2012 - SoHo

Create your own paper mache sculpture using recycled materials.

'A Poppy Seed Purim' - Merkin Concert Hall
March 04, 2012 - Upper West Side

The Poppyseed Players take a lighthearted look at the Biblical story of Esther, combining catchy songs, comic characters, and plenty of audience participation.

Create Ability Series: Sculpture as Self Portrait - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
March 04, 2012 - Manhattan

A program for individuals with learning and developmental disabilities and their families. Participants will view sculptural works in the galleries, then create their own sculptural self portraits. Registration required; call 212-408-6347 or email

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Presents 'Dragons' - Prudential Center
March 04, 2012 - Newark

Circus performers from the far reaches of the earth come together in a single performance to celebrate the Year of the Dragon, combining mystic dragon lore with breathtaking skill and authentic circus feats.

Launch Party for 'It's a Big World, Little Pig!' - Books of Wonder
March 04, 2012 - Manhattan

Celebrate the release of the latest picture book from Olympic gold medalist figure skater and New York Times-bestselling author Kristi Yamaguchi. This story, the sequel to Yamaguchi's bestselling "Dream Big Little Pig," follows Poppy, a little pig with big dreams of attending the World Games ice-skating championship in Paris. As she embarks on this new adventure, Poppy meets a whole host of animals who look different, act different, and come from different places than she does -- but Poppy comes to realize that we are all the same at heart. Yamaguchi will present and sign copies of her new book and answer questions from young fans.

Hinamatsuri (Doll Festival) - Japan Society
March 04, 2012 - Manhattan

Hinamatsuri (Doll Festival or Girls' Day) in Japan is a time to wish for the health and future happiness of young girls. Participants enjoy songs, taste festival-related snacks and drinks, and help decorate hina-ningyo (ceremonial dolls). Children and families create a variety of hina dolls to take home or share. Boys are welcome to participate.

Story Hour: Elizabeth Leads the Way - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
March 04, 2012 - Upper West Side

Learn about one woman who stood up for what she believed in and paved the way for women voters.

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival - The Metropolitan Pavilion
March 04, 2012 - Manhattan

Foodies, locavores, vegetarians, vegans, flexitarians, and those who simply want to find out more about living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle are welcome at this festival. Vegetarian food companies, restaurants, and health and wellness vendors will gather to celebrate the delight of vegetarian food and cruelty-free living. This two-day festival will feature food sampling and meals from New York City's top vegetarian restaurants and food companies, health and wellness vendors, vegetarian/animal welfare information tables, and live entertainment and activities.

Open House: apple seeds - apple seeds
March 04, 2012 - Chelsea

Upper West Side families are invited to check out apple seeds, the all-in-one children's play space in Chelsea that will be opening a second location at 200 West End Avenue this year. Join an after-hours ultimate birthday party to celebrate five years in Chelsea. The indoor playground will be open for free play and sample classes will be offered in cooking, science, dance, art, movement and music. There will also be refreshments, giveaways, and special promotions. To RSVP, call the main number or email

Bari Koral Family Rock Band in Concert - 92YTribeca
March 04, 2012 - Tribeca

Koral performs simple and tuneful songs from her pop-rock collection for the wee set. This singer-songwriter can write a clap-along song with the best of them and capture families' attentions with tunes about the first day of school, best friends, colors, and the "big sounds" of fire trucks and trains. Koral's album "Rock and Roll Garden" won the Nappa Gold and Parents' Choice Award. Her new album, "Anna and the Cupcakes," was released on Valentine's Day.

Purim Carnival - 92nd Street Y
March 04, 2012 - Upper East Side

Enjoy games, mask-making, entertainment, and hamentashen. Experience the story of Purim and meet the heroes of the Megillah: Queen Esther and Mordechai. Dress in your favorite costume.

The Prodigy with the Ponytail: The Life and Music of Mozart - 92nd Street Y
March 04, 2012 - Upper East Side

Acclaimed cellist Steven Isserlis brings his irresistible wit to the stage in an hour-long portrait featuring the music Mozart, an astonishing child prodigy who toured Europe starting from the age of 5.

Monkey King Festival - Children's Museum of Manhattan
March 04, 2012 - Upper West Side

Visitors can learn the art of Chinese calligraphy (12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm) and enjoy interactive performances by the Choy Lee Fut Lion Dance Associate (2pm, 3pm) based on the brave and mischievous Monkey King character from the epic tale "Journey to the West."

Purim Carnival - The Kings Bay YM-YWHA
March 04, 2012 - Kings Bay

Come celebrate Purim at the Kings Bay Y. Festivities include new children's rides, clowns, carnival games, arts and crafts, holiday performances, and a costume contest. Free giveaways and Hamentashen. Kosher food, music, and fun for the whole family. Presents Eric Berman, Shay Gabso & Yoni Bloch - Highline Ballroom
March 04, 2012 - is proud to present a special one-time live performance by Eric Berman, Shay Gabso, and Yoni Bloch. A night filled with Israeli music by top performers and songwriters mixed with a few up and coming artists. With Israeli smash hits), you will not want to miss the chance to see them perform in the U.S.

Innocent Flesh - Actors Temple Theater
March 04, 2012 - New York

Innocent Flesh is loosely based on the real stories of four young girls and the hardships they face as underage prostitutes in America. Written in a multi-layered style that uses poetry, dance, and a modern take on the classic Greek Chorus, the play unveils the secrets of how girls from all walks of life can find themselves on the streets, selling their bodies to men. Innocent Flesh is performed by a cast of four female actors, whose characters end up in “the life.” Their stories deal with love, abandonment, rape, abortion, and molestation. Throughout the play, each character’s poignant cry for self-worth seems to fill a bottomless void with love. One by one, their hardened façades melt to reveal soft and vulnerable spirits. Daphne Gabriel, Clara Gabrielle, Jameelah Nuriddin and Angelina Prendergast re-create their critically acclaimed roles in the original Los Angeles production. Written & directed by 2011 NAACP Award winner Kenyetta Lethridge. Producers: MZL LLC: Diana C. Zollicoffer, Michael Mann and Kenyetta Lethridge

March 04, 2012 - New York

Seville’s Rafaela Carrasco is a breathtaking dancer and one of the most important flamenco choreographers of her generation. Set to a selection of popular Spanish songs originally recorded by Federico García Lorca with the flamenco star La Argentinita on vocals in 1931, Vamos al Tiroteo is directed, choreographed and performed by Carrasco and features four male dancers, a live band and two flamenco singers.

Purim Family Carnival - JCC in Manhattan
March 04, 2012 - Upper West Side

This year's new and exciting Purim Carnival includes fun carnival games and activities including: exotic animal petting zoo, inflatable bouncy houses, over 25 carnival games, obstacle courses, face painting, and live music. Game and food tickets available for purchase at the door.

Get an Insider’s Glimpse into Manhattan’s Historic Jazz Scene - Outside the Apollo Theater
March 04, 2012 - NY

- Visit two drastically different jazz clubs on Manhattan’s West Side (cover charge included) - Host Shirley Zafirau has been immersed in NYC’s jazz scene for the past 50 years - Hear fascinating accounts of how jazz arrived and evolved in New York Meet Shirley Zafirau, a woman who has been pursuing jazz into the early hours of the morning since the early 1960s. She’s witnessed the evolution of jazz in New York — from pop-up jam sessions at Harlem lofts and Miles Davis’ Upper West Side brownstone garden (they were neighbors for 20 years) to the gigs at clubs and concert halls throughout the city that are popular today. Here’s your chance to experience jazz the way Shirley does. She’ll meet you outside the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem; telling her stories of the neighborhood’s history while you walk along the “Boulevard of Dreams” to an under-the-radar jazz club that boasts a Hammond B3 organ, some of the best soul food in the city and a lively bar. Shirley will then take you on the “A” train from jazz’s “brownstone basement” roots to its modern, polished presentation at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola on the 5th Floor of the Time Warner Center. See how far the jazz scene has evolved as you listen to famous jazz veterans and popular newcomers perform with spectacular view of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. With a soulful menu that combines down-home inspired dishes with New York sophistication, Dizzy’s is a favorite hang for musicians. You never know who you might see ordering a drink at the bar. The end time is approximate, as jazz sets don’t always start on time. There is some walking at the start of the SideTour, so dress appropriately for the weather. Don’t forget your

The 2012 New York Times Travel Show - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
March 04, 2012 - Hell's Kitchen

The ninth annual New York Times Travel Show will feature nearly 500 exhibitors representing over 150 countries focusing on travel destinations, packages and special offers, as well as tour operators, cruise lines and live entertainment for the whole family. The New York Times Travel Show offers vacation discounts and travel packages from nearly 500 sponsors and exhibitors, and visitors can take advantage of the offers on the Travel Show floor. There will be a Family Fun Pavilion, a space with onsite activities for all family members including a 24-foot rock-climbing wall, and a 5000-gallon heated dive pool where families can learn to SCUBA. There will also be international dance and live music performances. Special live performances from around the world include Danza Fiesta, presented by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company; an interactive African drumming demo with Drum Cafe, brought to you by South African Tourism; a traditional dragon and drum dance presented by Pacific Delight Tours; ancient Gnawa rhythms and dance presented by the Moroccan National Tourist Office; Sri Lankan Traditional ? Modern Fusion Dance by "Channa-Upuli;" and Ballet Arte Folklorico Panama dance troupe, presented by Panama Tourism Authority. There will also be international food tastings featuring many celebrity chefs, food writers, and television hosts including Doug Duda, David Burke, Melissa Clark, Kathy Gunst, Daniel Holzman, Pati Jinich, Julian Medina, Francine Segan, Kate Shaffer, and Jonathan Waxman. The Show will take place in the main hall located on the south side of the Javits Center.

NYC Audubon Winter Ecocruise - New York Water Taxi
March 04, 2012 -

Step aboard for a winter adventure in New York Harbor! Look for harbor seals on the rocky shores of Governors Island and the more remote Hoffman and Swinburne Islands. Learn about the surprisingly diverse winter birds of New York City, including ducks, geese, loons, and sandpipers - many of which migrate south from the Arctic Circle. Dress warmly and bring your binoculars because there will be plenty to see! Boards: 1:45pm | Sails: 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Adults: $35 | Children (3-12yrs): $25.

Purim Carnival - Congregation Anche Chesed
March 04, 2012 - Upper West Side

Come in costume for carnival games, fun foods, an amazing magic show, and book sale.

Sunday Sessions at MoMA PS1 - MoMA PS1
March 04, 2012 - Long Island City

Every Sunday between February 5 and May 13, 2012, the MoMA PS1 Performance Dome will house Sunday Sessions, featuring an amalgam of artistic programming—from light, sound, and music installations to lectures by world-renowned scholars and special performances. Various other galleries and rooms inside of the former schoolhouse will also be activated during these weekly sessions. This Sunday we continue our weekly winter series, SUNDAY SESSIONS, with special programming organized by hosts Darren Bader and Mårten Spångberg. The schedule for the day is as follows: Darren Bader presents E-Party - 12:00–6:00 p.m., the MoMA PS1 Performance Dome; Mårten Spångberg invited by Maria Hassabi, 3:00–5:00 p.m., Mini-Kunsthalle

J-Baby: Hamantaschen Happeneing - Temple Israel of Northern Westchester
March 04, 2012 - Croton-On-Hudson

Sing Purim songs with Zev Haber and make your own hamantaschen. J-Baby for beginning Jewish families is a new Rosenthal JCC initiative in upper Northern Westchester that brings Judaism into everyday lives while making social connections for parents and children.

Meet Author/Illustrator Amalia Hoffman - The Voracious Reader
March 04, 2012 - Larchmont

Join Larchmont's own Amalia Hoffman, storyteller, award-winning illustrator and author, for a book signing, music, and rollicking sing along!

The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards - JCC of Mid-Westchester
March 04, 2012 - Scarsdale

William J. Broad, bestselling author, Senior Science Writer at the New York Times and lifelong yoga practitioner, discusses his new book.

Movies for Kids (And Their Families): Oliver! - Jacob Burns Film Center
March 04, 2012 - Pleasantville

The whole family will be captivated by the story about a plucky orphan who joins a group of pickpockets - and everyone will go home humming the songs. Rated "G." 1968; 153 min.

Puppetsburg - Brick Theater
Through March 05, 2012 - Williamsburg

Puppetsburg is an hour-long interactive show with music, bubbles, and lots of puppets. Fast-paced performance keeps children engaged, laughing, and learning.

Usdan's 'First Class' free student art exhibit - The Lobby Gallery
Through March 07, 2012 - New York

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the nationally renowned summer arts camp whose alumni include Natalie Portman and Mariah Carey, presents "First Class," the inaugural exhibit of works by teenaged students in its Portfolio Preparation Track pre-professional class. Previous classes (titled the Usdan Honors Art Intensive) have been exhibited in major venues in New York and on Long Island. Work includes painting, drawing and sculpture. For more information, visit

Women's Empowerment Group - Saltzman Community Center
Through March 07, 2012 - Hempstead

In these sessions, women can express concerns about life issues in a safe, non-judgmental environment. The group meets on Wednesdays. Please call for more information and to register. Classes run through MArch 7, 2012.

Portledge Adventures with Mommy and Me - Portledge School
Through March 08, 2012 - Locust Valley

Toddlers and parents or caregivers can interact in an environment that will inspire imagination, self-expression, and physical development through a variety of activities., such as music, obstacle courses, games, crafts and more. For information, call Lynn Gambarelli at 516-750-3225 or email Session 1 runs from January 3 through March 8, 2012 and Session 2 will run from March 27 through June 5, 2012.

Print Studio - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through March 09, 2012 - Manhattan

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Print/Out, Print Studio is an interactive space that explores the evolution of artistic practices relating to the medium of print. The studio offers a series of drop-in workshops, lectures, and events that emphasize accessible and sustainable models for the production and dissemination of ideas. Drawing from resources such as the Reanimation Library (based in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn) -- a collection of discarded books acquired for their visual content -- and a variety of print techniques, participants are invited to experiment with and manipulate images and text. Artist- and educator-led activities highlight the ways in which new digital technologies incorporate traditional printing practices, reimagining the role of print in contemporary visual culture.

“Mind Over Manhattan” - New York Society for Ethical Culture
Through March 10, 2012 - New York

World-renowned mentalist Marc Salem will take you on a captivating and surprising journey through the possibilities of the human mind. “Mind over Manhattan” will delight audiences of all ages with a series of mesmerizing and mystifying mind games. Using psychological techniques, a sharp eye for human nature, a quick wit and more than 20 years of studying the human mind, Salem creates an astounding, mystifying and often hilarious show.

Dora' s Pirate Adventure - CM Performing Arts Center
Through March 10, 2012 - Oakdale

Dora, Boots, and several other friends take an exciting trip to Treasure Island. Come and help Dora and her friends over Singing Mountain, past the Silly Singing Bridge and confront the Pirate Piggies.

New York Classical Theatre Presents 'Playing Moliere' - World Financial Center Winter Garden
Through March 11, 2012 - Battery Park City

In New York Classical Theatre's signature performance style, Panoramic Theatre, this unique production of Moliere's shorter comedies hearkens back to the 17th century playwright's roots in the Commedia dell'Arte. The characters of Playing Moliere, including cuckolded husbands, sneaky servants, demanding fathers, and quick-witted lovers, have inspired an entire generation of physical comedians such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and the Marx Brothers.

Study pure flamenco/modern choreography w/ Rosa Olympia Estrella! - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through March 11, 2012 - New York

Flamenco Latino hosts Rosa Olympia Estrella for a 2 week workshop at their midtown studio. A rare opportunity to study with an artis

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