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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on November 12


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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, November 12, 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 November 12. 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.

The Little Orchestra Society Presents 'The Orchestra: A Happy Family' - Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
November 12, 2011 - Upper East Side

Enter the world of musical treats where candy canes, chocolates, and instruments meet. Children learn how the drums bang, the strings bow, the brass buzz, and the winds toot in this interactive concert featuring Tchaikovsky's "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy" and Debussy's "Cakewalk."

Farmer's Market - Larchmont
November 12, 2011 - Larchmont

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Farmer's Market - Tarrytown
November 12, 2011 - Tarrytown

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Farmer's Market - Pelham
November 12, 2011 - Pelham

Fresh, local baked goods, cut flowers, fruit, herbs, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Bilingual Storytime en Espanol - Barnes & Noble City Center
November 12, 2011 - White Plains

Libros para ninos! Bring the kids for bilingual Spanish Storytime.

November 12, 2011 - Garrison

Elegantly decorated for receiving visitors, Boscobel House will be awash in the soft glow of candlelight for tours guided by docents in period costumes. Learn about 19th Century entertaining customs in an enchanting atmosphere. Cider & cookies served. Three tours per evening. Space limited-advance ticket purchase strongly recommended.

Special Effects and Make-up Workshop - Jacob Burns Film Center
November 12, 2011 - Pleasantville

Students (8-9 years) learn how to create fake wounds, invent characters and creatures, and use the green screen and the sound stage to create magical illusions. Advance registration required.

A Taste of Animation - Jacob Burns Film Center
November 12, 2011 - Pleasantville

Students (10-11 years) bring characters, places, and stories to life through the magic of animation. They create stop-motion animated films using clay, paper, sand and other fun materials. Advance registration required.

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 12, 2011 -

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".

Billy Kelly & the Blah Blah Blahs - Emelin Theater
November 12, 2011 - Mamaroneck

Emerging on the kids' music scene in 2009, Billy Kelly's clever tunes were quickly well received by kid's music bloggers, kid's music radio stations and, most importantly, by kids. Ages 4 and older.

Speak & Eat - Italian Cooking Class for Kids - La Piazza di Carolina
November 12, 2011 - Yonkers (Crestwood)

Kids will spend 90 minutes preparing authentic Italian cuisine while learning various Italian words and phrases. They'll learn learn the Italian translation to meals, ingredients, cooking terminology, and more while creating homemade pizza, pasta, traditional Italian dolci, and other favorites. Ages 3 and up, second Saturday of each month. Call to register.

Divine Decomposers - Teatown Lake Reservation
November 12, 2011 - Ossining

Fall is here and decomposers are busy at work breaking down leaves and logs into nutrient-rich soil. Discover the many different insects, creepy crawlies, and fungi that live in fallen logs and leaf litter. RSVP required at x110.

The 14th Annual New York Chocolate Show - Metropolitan Pavillion
November 12, 2011 - Manhattan

Attention chocolatiers, chocoholics, and anyone with a sweet tooth: The New York Chocolate Show is bringing sweet back to the streets of New York City. A celebration of all things chocolate, the show will feature more than 65 national and international chocolate companies showcasing chocolate and chocolate-inspired creations available to sample and purchase. This year's show will also feature an exciting lineup of celebrated chefs who will share their tricks of the trade in the show's two Dacor Culinary Theaters; book signings by award-winning authors at the Chocolate Show's Barnes & Noble Book Store; and a Kids Zone where budding chocolate lovers can develop their palate for cocoa while creating chocolate arts and crafts. To purchase tickets and for additional information, schedules, and exhibitors, visit, like the show on Facebook (, and follow @NYChocolateShow on Twitter.

Tom Rush - Emelin Theater
November 12, 2011 - Mamaroneck

Tom Rush's distinctive guitar style, wry humor, and expressive voice have made him a folk music legend.

Toy Time - White Plains Public Library
November 12, 2011 - White Plains

Today: Blocks. Parents and children enjoy creative, imaginary play with the library's collection of blocks. Location: Story Trove.

Conversation with Local Gardeners - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
November 12, 2011 - North Salem

Questions and ideas for expert local gardeners. No registration required.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
November 12, 2011 - Centerport

Ichabod Crane and the fearsome Headless Horseman come to life in this audience participation version of Washington Irving’s classic tale.

Pink Ribbon Yoga - Hudson Yoga
November 12, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

Free classes instructed by a rotation of teachers include yoga, movement, and meditation, offered to breast cancer survivors and those seeking a holistic and supportive environment for healing. Ongoing Sundays.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
November 12, 2011 - Manhattan

Every Saturday night, the Highline combiniesg the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. 21 & over. Doors at 10:30pm, show at 11pm. $20. RSVP to

Free Crafts for Kids - Cupcake Corner Too
November 12, 2011 - Garden City

Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon kids can enjoy making fun crafts items. The craft varies each weekend and takes approximately 20-40 minutes to complete, depending upon the age of the child.

God of Carnage - Woodward Hall Theatre
November 12, 2011 - Briarcliff Manor

The Tony-award-winning play by Yasmina Reza. Two civilized couples meet to sort out a playground fight between their two young sons.

Nabucco - Metropolitan Opera
November 12, 2011 -

Verdi's rousing biblical drama stars Zeljko Lucic and Maria Guleghina in the leading roles, with the Met's fine chorus delivering the famous "Va, pensiero."

Satyagraha - Metropolitan Opera
November 12, 2011 -

The Met's visually extravagant production is back for an encore engagement. Richard Croft once again is Gandhi in Philip Glass's unforgettable opera, which the Washington Post calls "a profound and beautiful work of theater."

Bill Maher - Beacon Theatre
November 12, 2011 - New York

Comedian, host of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, and best-selling author Bill Maher will bring his outspoken comedy to NYC for the NY Comedy Festival!

Brooklyn Babylon - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through November 12, 2011 -

In a future Brooklyn, a tower is being built—the tallest in the world. All it needs is a carousel on top, spinning over the city below. Conjuring the seductive majesty of Fritz Lang's Metropolis and the gritty social narrative of Walker Evans' photography, acclaimed graphic artist Danijel Zezelj joins forces with Grammy-nominated composer Darcy James Argue's jazz big band Secret Society to tell this story of extravagance and urban ambition. The result is a feast for the senses: a dusky cityscape—painted live onstage by Zezelj alongside projections of his animation—coagulates in giant swaths of black acrylic as Secret Society scores the rise of this dystopian city.

Family Disco Party - The Moxie Spot
November 12, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Eat dinner and dance away to classic '70s disco/funk.

Four Quartets - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through November 12, 2011 -

"There is a sort of heavenly, or at least more than human, gaiety" about Beethoven's Quartet in A minor, Op. 132, wrote T.S. Eliot, such as "might come to oneself as the fruit of reconciliation and relief after immense suffering. I should like to get something of it into verse before I die." And so he did, in the timeless, contemplative work Four Quartets, performed here in its entirety by British actor Stephen Dillane, followed by the Miró Quartet's interpretation of the Beethoven work.

Pacifica Quartet - Beethoven String Quartets - Metropolitan Museum of Art
November 12, 2011 -

MEET A WOLF! - Westport Public Library
November 12, 2011 - Westport

The Wolf Conservation Center introduces Atka, a real wolf, and talks about wolves, their history and their role in the environment. For grades 1 and up, with an adult. Register online

Young People's Concerts: Bernstein - New York Philharmonic
November 12, 2011 -

Leonard Bernstein may have been the Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, but as a composer he sought to unify popular and classical music. Find out where that mission led him and his successors.

Beethoven and Strauss - New York Philharmonic
Through November 12, 2011 -

Emily Johnson - The Thank-you Bar - New York Live Arts
Through November 12, 2011 -

A jukebox. A roadside bar. A fish that never dies. The Thank-you Bar is a new performance/installation of dance, live music, storytelling and visual image connecting ideas of displacement, longing, and language to history, architecture, and igloo-myth. The Thank-you Bar is created and performed by Alaska-born choreographer Emily Johnson with composers/musicians James Everest and Joel Pickard.

BLACKFISH - New York Live Arts
November 12, 2011 -

For one night only, BLACKFISH performs a companion concert after Emily Johnson's The Thank-you Bar. Known for live improvised duets in surround-sound installation environments, BLACKFISH creates spontaneous sounds and songs that span from the intricate and sparse to dense, layered, sonic constructions. Playing pedal steel guitar, upright bass, and acoustic guitars through a myriad of effects and looping pedals, BLACKFISH is James Everest and Joel Pickard.

Norm Macdonald - The Town Hall
November 12, 2011 -

Norm MacDonald is perhaps best known for his five seasons as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" (SNL). For three years Macdonald anchored "Weekend Update", SNL's longest running recurring sketch. Macdonald also wrote for the popular ABC sitcom "Roseanne" and starred in "The Norm Show" from 1999 to 2001. Comedy Central named Macdonald #83 on the five part miniseries "100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time". He is also noted as one of Conan O'Brien's favorite and most frequent guests on his various talk shows.

Thain Family Forest Dedication - New York Botanical Garden
November 12, 2011 - Bronx

Two festival weekends and a special symposium celebrate the dedication of this remarkable Forest and its ongoing program of restoration as well as the United Nations International Year of Forests. Tours, tree climbing, canoe trips, and film screenings make for an unforgettable autumn experience.

'Hairspray' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
November 12, 2011 - Irvington

The Clocktower Players Adult Troupe presents the winner of eight Tony Awards. Welcome to the '60s!

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
November 12, 2011 - Centerport

Ichabod Crane and the fearsome Headless Horseman come to life in this audience participation version of Washington Irving’s classic tale.

Movie and a Meal: Rio - JCC Rockland
November 12, 2011 - West Nyack

The JCC helps parents enjoy dinner and a movie by inviting children to enjoy their own dinner and a movie. Kids are invited for a spaghetti supper and craft activity. Afterward, they can curl up in a sleeping bag for the feature film. Minimum registration of 15 participants for event to take place; registration requested by November 8.

Talk: Dutch Settlers in the Hudson Valley in the 17th & 18th Centuries - St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
November 12, 2011 - Mt. Vernon

"Patroons and Plowmen, Pietism and Politics: Dutch Settlers in the Hudson Valley in the 17th & 18th Centuries." At 2:30, enjoy a special jazz performance in the historic Church. Refreshments served.

Family Day @ the Center for Architecture: Buildings = Energy - Center for Architecture Foundation
November 12, 2011 - Manhattan

Families will explore the new exhibition "Buildings = Energy" to learn how buildings use energy and how we can work together to make them more energy-efficient. Using ideas from the exhibition, families will design their own energy-efficient buildings as 3-D models.

Join the Hunt! History Detective Challenge - New-York Historical Society
Through November 12, 2011 - Upper West Side

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Second Floor Classroom. Free with Family Membership or daily admission, advance reservation recommended. Families team up and head out with just a secret map and lots of surprise clues that take them on a trip around the museum to discover everyday life across the centuries - 1609-2011. On the move and learning all the time, you'll find that The Hunt is a winning hour of fun and a fun way to spend an hour as a family.

New York Theatre Ballet's "Cinderella" - Florence Gould Hall
November 12, 2011 - Manhattan

The production brings to life this storybook classic in a one-hour performance. Choreographed by Donald Mahler and set to music by Prokofiev, Cinderella is an ideal introduction to ballet for children ages 3-12 but also sophisticated enough for the most discerning parent to enjoy. With comical evil stepsisters and a clock that comes to life, the ballet is a delightful blend of charm and humor for the whole family. Cinderella features an enchanting set by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith and opulent costumes by Sylvia Nolan (resident costume designer of the Metropolitan Opera).

Story Book Movie Time - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through November 12, 2011 - Crown Heights

Tots! Camera! Action! We're calling all pint-sized film enthusiasts to enjoy animated films. Watch cherished children's stories come to life on screen.

Circle Time - Brooklyn Children's Museum
November 12, 2011 - Crown Heights

Get in touch with nature and explore the dynamic arts of Native American cultures. Learn about similarities and differences of Native American peoples, whose homes span the icy terrain of the North to the blazing deserts of the Southwest.

Open House - Blue Rock School
November 12, 2011 - West Nyack

Parents of prospective students are invited for an Introductory Session and Campus Tour of this Kindergarten-through-eighth grade school. After seeing the school's four-acre campus, parents can meet Blue Rock faculty and learn about the school's unique educational approach. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Admissions Director, Beverly Stycos, at 845-627-0234.

Storytime: Meet the Cat in the Hat - Barnes & Noble Booksellers - The Palisades Center
November 12, 2011 - West Nyack

Young readers are invited to meet one of the most famous children's storybook characters of all time, The Cat in the Hat, at a very special storytime. Parents are encouraged to bring their camera for pictures with that mischievous feline in a tall, red and white-striped hat and red bow tie.

Potty Talk: Tales from a 19th Century Privy - New-York Historical Society
November 12, 2011 - Upper West Side

Join urban archaeologist Joan Geismar for a hands-on look at the contents of the backyard privy pit of the early 19th century James Brown Inn on Spring Street (now called the Ear Inn). Broken plates, cups and bottles, oyster shells, and shoe leather are just some of the clues to how people lived in the past. Learn how an archaeologist "reads" these broken pieces of the past.

Million Trees NYC Community Planting Event - Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
November 12, 2011 - Brownsville

Help us plant 30 gallon trees. Please wear outdoor clothes, bring sturdy shoes, sunscreen and water. Expect a free T-shirt, plus a great time!

Saturday Family Programs: Puppets Got Talent! - Brooklyn Public Library Central branch
November 12, 2011 - Brooklyn

Alphabet Arts presents a colorful array of hopeful puppets that strut their stuff in a talent competition like no other. Singers, dancers, contortionists, comedians, and more! With the help of some special celebrity judges, the audience decides the winners.

Electricity Live! - New York Transit Museum
November 12, 2011 - Brooklyn

After an interactive tour of our newest ElectriCity: Powering New York's Rails exhibition, we'll use everyday materials and real subway parts to demonstrate the science and magic of electricity.

Parent Seminar on Getting Kids into Show Business - Ripley-Grier Studios
November 12, 2011 - Manhattan

Parents can meet with Dave McKeown, an NYC-based talent manager from Shirley Grant Management, the organization behind stars like Christina Ricci and The Jonas Brothers. The company represents kids and teens on Broadway, in film, on television, and in commercials. McKeown and A Class Act NY artistic director Jessica Rofe will answer questions about the industry, including how to find representation for your child and what is expected of parents in this industry.

Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr. - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
November 12, 2011 - Mamaroneck

See tween-age performers sing and dance their way into your heart in the musical comedy - "Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr." A fun, jazzy show appropriate for all ages.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
November 12, 2011 - 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.

Bird Banding Demonstration - Westmoreland Sanctuary
November 12, 2011 - Bedford Corners

Drop in any time from 9-11am to observe wild song birds being captured, banded, and released by Sanctuary staff for this continent-wide science project. Learn how you can participate as a citizen scientist. All ages.

Piccoli Cuochi: Homemade Orecchiette - Westchester Italian Cultural Center
November 12, 2011 - Tuckahoe

Fresh pasta takes just a few minutes to make and is an activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Literally translating to "little ears," orecchiette are easily formed by the hands of piccoli cuochi! Please register in advance and prepay.

Westchester Philharmonic Open Rehearsal - Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase College
November 12, 2011 - Purchase

A rehearsal for the weekend's performances.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel, Upper Nyack
November 12, 2011 - Upper Nyack

Families with babies or toddlers are invited to share a family experience of singing, dancing, and praying, as well as a weekly story and other activities.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
November 12, 2011 - Centerport

Meet the schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, and farmer Brom Bones, as they compete for the affection of Mistress Katrina Van Tassel. In this audience participation play, children learn the real story behind the legend of the headless horseman.

Family Clay Workshops - ArtsWestchester's Arts Exchange
Through November 12, 2011 - White Plains

In collaboration with the exhibition "Earth." Five Saturdays: October 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12.

Thain Family Forest Dedication - New York Botanical Garden
November 12, 2011 - Bronx

Two festival weekends and a special symposium celebrate the dedication of this remarkable Forest. Tours, tree climbing, canoe trips, and film screenings. November 12-13.

Storytime with Emily - The Moxie Spot
November 12, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Dine and dance with the kiddies under Moxie Spot's sparkling mirror ball. "I love the night life. I've got to boogie."

Storytime with Emily - The Moxie Spot
November 12, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Dine and dance with the kiddies under Moxie Spot's sparkling mirror ball. "I love the night life. I've got to boogie."

Storytime with Emily - The Moxie Spot
November 12, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Dine and dance with the kiddies under Moxie Spot's sparkling mirror ball. "I love the night life. I've got to boogie."

'Little Shop of Horrors' - Actors Conservatory Theatre
November 12, 2011 - Yonkers

An affectionate musical spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies, "Little Shop" tells the story of a down-and-out floral assistant who discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood, which soon grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore." Not recommended for children younger than 12. Through November 20.

Toy Drive/ Networking Event - Hype Lounge
November 12, 2011 - New York

This toy drive/networking event seeks to collect toys for distribution to children that are temporarily displaced and are living in shelters throughout NYC. Please bring a new toy that will be suitable for babies and boys and girls, or make a donation towards the purchase of a new toy. Remember to bring your business cards for a great opportunity to network.

Meet the Animals - Weinberg Nature Center
November 12, 2011 - Scarsdale

Meet and greet the animals of the nature center.

Beyond The Turkey - The Food Evolution
November 12, 2011 - Bardonia

Maybe its your first hosting the holiday meal. Maybe you're a seasoned pro but looking for ways to spice up the dinner table. Either way, the ladies at The Food Evolution invite you to make yummy and nutritious side dishes to accompany your Thanksgiving turkey. Learn to work with squashes, carrots, brussel sprouts, and more. Advance reservations are required.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
November 12, 2011 - Staten Island

Explore all you can create using colored pencils.

Brooklyn Aviators Hockey - Aviator Sports
November 12, 2011 - Marine Park

The Brooklyn Aviators have returned to their home base at Aviator Sports (in Floyd Bennett Field) for another season of hockey excitement. Come and support them as they battle for domination in the newly formed Federal Hockey League.

Big Box of Distractions - Irondale Center
November 12, 2011 - Fort Greene

Create puppets, learn about clowning and acrobatics, recite Shakespeare, explore yoga and historical events like the Abolitionist movement, and even more at Irondale Center's edu-carnival. This session's focus is "CircusAcroClownFun."

Joshua Nelson - The Prince of Kosher Gospel - Stamford JCC
November 12, 2011 - Stamford

Kosher gospel is the marriage of Jewish religious lyrics and meanings with the soulful sounds of American gospel music. Nelson has performed around the world for Presidents, congregations, major music festivals and for Oprah.

Kids Fun Night: Sports Extravaganza - Stamford JCC
November 12, 2011 - Stamford

Children in grades K – 2 enjoy a night of sports and games in the gymnasium.

Disney On Ice presents 'Dare to Dream' - Nassau Coliseum
November 12, 2011 - Uniondale

Enjoy the magic of Disney with kids' favorite characters on ice.

Bella Notte: A Beautiful Night of Italian Song - Hofstra University Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall
November 12, 2011 - Hempstead

As a delightful accompaniment to the Hofstra University Museum's exhibition B. Amore: Naples-New York, join Hofstra University Department of Music for selections of Neapolitan standards and favorite Italian arias.

November 12, 2011 - Bridgeport

Plunge into the Sound at Seaside Park, take a 2-mile walk along the boardwalk or do both to raise funds for Special olympics - Connecticut. Pre-registration online recommended. For more information or to request a registration packet, call ext. 604 or email

Joanie Leeds & the Nightlights in Concert - Symphony Space
November 12, 2011 - Manhattan

Joanie and her NYC-based band will perform catchy, kindie-rock songs that will have everyone moving and grooving.

National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China - Quick Center for the Arts
November 12, 2011 - Fairfield

Direct from Beijing, the troupe performs all around the world.

Animal Embassy South American Adventure - Wolf Conservation Center
November 12, 2011 - South Salem

An exciting look at the incredible and varied wildlife of South America. View photos of Jaguars, Giant otters, Toucans, Hyacinth macaws and Caimans! Guests will also visit the WCC's Ambassador wolves as well as the critically endangered red and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration is required. Information at

New York Jazz Choreography Project - The Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Joan Weill Center for Dance
November 12, 2011 - Manhattan

This semiannual jazz dance concert presented by Jazz Choreography Enterprises, Inc. features works from emerging choreographers like Ellenore Scott, a former finalist on "So You Think You Can Dance?," and experienced veterans of the jazz world like Sue Samuels.

Public Marine-Biology Programs - Maritime Aquarium
November 12, 2011 - 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.

Family Bird Watch & Project Feederwatch - Greenwich Audubon Society
November 12, 2011 - Greenwich

Get to know backyard winter birds, how to feed them, and learn how your family can be citizen scientists and help count winter birds at bird feeders in your own backyard. RSVP to Nature Store at 203-869-5272 x221.

The Wiz - Shubert Theater
Through November 12, 2011 - New Haven

Sacred Heart Academy presents The Wiz, the musical based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Visions of Gingerbread Tea Party - Stamford Museum
November 12, 2011 - Stamford

Decorate your own gingerbread boys and girls with frosting bow ties and candy hair bows. Tea, sandwiches and sweets are served. Ms. Karen spins up some yarns about the Gingerbread Man and his mischief. Bring your favorite doll or stuffed animal. Registration required.

Astronomy - Fort Greene Park
November 12, 2011 - Brooklyn

Observe the wonders of the universe.

Astronomy - Fort Greene Park
November 12, 2011 - Brooklyn

Observe the wonders of the universe.

WINRs (Wilton Intermediate Nutmeg Readers) - Wilton Public Library
November 12, 2011 - Wilton

Students in grades 4–6 discuss Savvy by Ingrid Law and enjoy games, trivia and pizza generously donated by Wilton Pizza. Registration required.

Family Art Project: Honeybee Shadow Puppets - Wave Hill
November 12, 2011 - Bronx

Bring your kids to Wave Hill to make honeybee shadow puppets and fall flowers. First see Deborah Davidovits' buzzing video piece about honeybees in Glyndor Gallery, and afterward, make your own puppet buzz around in an interactive shadow-puppet show.

Family Workshop- Victorian Ornaments - Bayside Historical Society
November 12, 2011 - Bayside

Get your family in the holiday spirit before the holiday craziness takes over. Come with your kids to the Bayside Historical Society to create a colorful ornament for the Castle's magnificent tree, and make a second one to take home. Call 718-352-1548 to reserve a spot.

Flipbook Drawing Workshop - Museum of the Moving Image
November 12, 2011 - Astoria

At the Museum of the Moving Image, there are tons of fun arts and crafts projects for kids. In this workshop, children ages 6-12 create a hand-drawn flipbook to take home.

The Short Films of Sesame Street - Museum of the Moving Image
November 12, 2011 - Astoria

Does your child love Elmo? Sesame Street kids and their parents must go to the Museum of the Moving Image. This family-friendly event highlights the animated and live-action short films produced for Sesame Street since its inception.

Little Shop of Horrors - Queensborough Peforming Arts Center
November 12, 2011 - Bayside

Bring your kids to the Queensborough Performing Arts Center to see Little Shop of Horrors. In this musical theater performance, a nerdy florist finds success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant, who demands to be fed.

Falcons, Owls and Little Critters - Queens County Farm Museum
November 12, 2011 - Floral Park

At the Queens County Farm Museum, kids get close-up with frogs, insects, birds of prey, and animal shows. The admission price includes a hayride, pony ride (80-pound limit), and goat feeding.

Family Art Project: Honeybee Shadow Puppets - Wave Hill
November 12, 2011 - Bronx

Bring your kids to Wave Hill to make honeybee shadow puppets and fall flowers. First see Deborah Davidovits' buzzing video piece about honeybees in Glyndor Gallery, and afterward, make your own puppet buzz around in an interactive shadow-puppet show. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Apec Adventure Hour: Fall Fun - Alley Pond Environmental Center
November 12, 2011 - Douglaston

This class will offer toddlers and their parents or care givers an opportunity to socialize and learn about nature in a relaxed environment. Monthly theme-related activities include live animals, art projects, outdoor play, trail walks, and music. Choose one or more sessions. Pre-registration is required, and the class is limited to 8 participants. No non-participating siblings are allowed except for infants in infant seats.

Children's Nature Photography- Part 1 of 2 - Alley Pond Environmental Center
November 12, 2011 - Douglaston

Children ages 6-11 will be introduced to the basics of composition and nature photography rules while using a disposable cameras. During the first class, they will practice their newly acquired skills, taking photographs during a nature walk on APEC's trails. This class is limited to 10 participants. Parents must register their kids for both parts of the two-session class.

Young Chefs: Alphabet Vegetable Soup - Alley Pond Environmental Center
November 12, 2011 - Douglaston

As the weather turns colder, what could be tastier than a bowl of homemade coup. During this class, young APEC chefs ages 7-12 will prepare a healthy alphabet vegetable soup and delicious Parmesan croutons. All materials are included, and the class is limited to eight participants.

An Evening with the Stars- Astronomy Programs with Mark Freilich - Alley Pond Environmental Center
November 12, 2011 - Douglaston

Understand and appreciate the mystery and beauty of the universe with astronomer Mark Freilich. See the moon up close and learn about and view the Orion Nebular, the Andrometer Galaxy, the Big Dipper, Saturn, and Sirius. These programs comprise an indoor lecture on basic astronomy and outdoor viewing with a professional telescope. Participants are welcome to bring their own telescopes. Experience a different and exciting viewing at each monthly event.

Animal Care Trainee - Alley Pond Environmental Center
November 12, 2011 - Douglaston

Would your kids like to help us care for APEC's animals? This program for ages 8-12 teaches children about the interesting job of an animal caretaker. Children will have hands-on experience in feeding, brushing, cleaning, and learning all about the needs of APEC's animals. A snack and animal care trainee certificate are included. The class is limited to eight participants, so sign up today.

November 12, 2011 - Oakdale

In this tale as old as time, the beast must learn to love in order to break a spell cast on him and his castle.

Martin Wittfooth: The Passions - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through November 12, 2011 - New York

“The Passions” - October 13 - November 12, 2011; Artist’s Reception: Thursday, October 13, 2011, 6-8pm. Lyons Wier Gallery - 542 West 24th St., New York, NY 10011. Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11-6pm. Nearest subway: C,E @ 23rd St & 8th Ave. “It is well for his peace that the saint goes to his martyrdom. He is spared the sight of the horror of his harvest.” – Oscar Wilde The Passions, Martin Wittfooth’s first solo show in New York, is a contemporary exploration of sainthood, martyrdom, and religiosity that still dominates the ideological landscape of the modern world, and displays the prerequisite acts most often performed to attain various states of veneration such as violence, self-sacrifice, and suffering. In Western philosophy, “The Passions” refer to strong biologically driven emotional states that seduce one away from reason. Yet the term’s origin is to be found in the Latin word, “passio”, which means, simply, “suffering”. Consequently, the term is connected to the most famous act of martyrdom: the crucifixion of Christ. Devotional paintings and sculptures from the last millennia have presented us with multitudes of examples in which “The Passions”, in both their original and more carnal manifestations, make simultaneous appearances. Wittfooth gleaned inspiration for The Passions from devotional artwork from different parts and eras in Europe, most notably the 17th & 18th century Flemish masters, from various versions of the Pieta and the sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680). Wittfooth successfully emulates the iconography of old but his meticulous paintings are laced with symbolism and allusions to contemporary themes, issues, and fears. The artist states, “a reflection on such beliefs as the Rapture or Islamic jihad will compel one to admit that this archaic combination is yet alive and well in our modern age. By exploring the double-meaning of intellectual desertion and fatal suffering still upheld and glorified by faith, The Passions offers a criticism of blind, destructive piety.” Although void of the human form, Wittfooth represents mankind via the man-made and/or manufactured landscapes that are so prevalent to the vocabulary of his work. Animals are the main subjects in Wittfooth’s paintings, serving as symbolic representatives or bystanders of the dangerous, destructive and sometime absurd ramifications of religious devotion. By engaging both the eye and the mind of the viewer, this “Conceptual Realism” sets forth an invitation to enjoy not only the aesthetic deftness of the work, but also the political and conceptual content of the composition. Martin Wittfooth received his MFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York City and has exhibited extensively in North America and Europe. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including cover features in books and magazines such as New American Paintings and Hi Fructose. Martin Wittfooth lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

History Mystery - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
November 12, 2011 - Yaphank

Families identify antique items used by our ancestors, learn to make butter from scratch, create a seasonal craft to take home, take a wagon ride to see the changes of the season around the farm and enjoy warm cider. Call to register.

Seatuck Nature Photography Club Outings - Seatuck Environmental Center
November 12, 2011 - Islip

Join Seatuck's Jessie Comba and learn different photography tips and tricks. Bring a digital camera and dress warm. Outings are subject to weather. Ages 12 and up welcome.

The Long Island Woodworkers Show - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
November 12, 2011 - Old Bethpage

Held in the Exhibition Hall on the Long Island Fairgrounds, see displays of hand crafted furniture, wood turnings, fine wood carvings and more. Free woodworking seminars and a toy workshop.

Yoga Stretch Class - The Family Wellness Center
November 12, 2011 - 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.

Early Morning Tower Tour - Fire Island Lighthouse
November 12, 2011 - Fire Island

Enjoy the scenery from the top of the tower as the sun rises at 6:35am. Tour includes a light breakfast and souvenir mug. Reservations required.

To Kill a Mockingbird - Bay Street Theatre
November 12, 2011 - Sag Harbor

Literature Live presents this classic tale of life in the South before the civil rights era. The production is designed specifically with middle and high school age students in mind.

Annie Jr. - Studio Theatre
November 12, 2011 - Lindenhurst

One of the most successful musicals of all times, this is the tale of Annie's adventures, her encounters with the wicked Miss Hannigan and her escape from the orphanage to a new life with Daddy Warbucks.

Kids Concert with The Rockdoves - Bank Street Bookstore
November 12, 2011 - Harlem

Sing and dance with NYC-based band The Rockdoves. The guitar and vocal duo describes their project as "Cool music for kids, made with parents in mind." Their tunes, which draw inspiration from folk, blues, and rock 'n' roll, touch on everything from urban living and nature, to the value of friendship, family, and home.

Live Egg Stripping Demonstrations - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
November 12, 2011 - Cold Spring Harbor

Learn about the centuries old process of hatchery trout reproduction.

NYC Dads Group Presents New Dad Boot Camp - Tribeca Parenting
November 12, 2011 - Tribeca

This workshop offers expectant and new dads (and their babies) the opportunity to connect with veteran dads for a frank discussion on the experience of becoming a father. Dads will demonstrate holding, burping, changing, swaddling, and comforting crying babies and discuss the importance of father's involvement in early childhood development as well as how to develop a bond with your new baby, be supportive of your baby's mom, navigate work as a new parent, develop a parenting partnership, create a baby-safe environment, and manage relatives.

Family Workshop: Figure it Out! - Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMa
November 12, 2011 - Midtown West

Focus on the figures of artist Willem de Kooning, then experiment with different tools and techniques in this drawing workshop. For individual families of up to two adults and three kids. Registration required.

Bowl for a Cause - AMF Syosset Lanes
November 12, 2011 - Syosset

Bring the family and enjoy an afternoon of fun including two hours of bowling, shoe rental, prizes and holiday shopping. Proceeds benefit Operation Hearts and Home, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of orphans around the world through education, medical treatment, sponsorship, summer hosting programs and direct humanitarian aid.

'Giving Thanks' concert with singer/musician Darlene Graham - Broadway Mall
November 12, 2011 - Hicksville

A foot-stomping, hand-clapping Darlene Graham concert where kids learn to give back as families are asked to bring two canned food items to donate to Long Island families in need.

New York Philharmonic Young People's Concert: Leonard Bernstein - Avery Fisher Hall
November 12, 2011 - Lincoln Center

Both as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic and as a composer, Bernstein sought to unify popular and classical music. Find out where that mission led him and his successors.

Dash Through the Decades - Old Westbury Gardens
November 12, 2011 - Old Westbury

Good old-fashioned fun transports children back through time across an array of eras. Kids will dash through the decades at Westbury House with vintage games and other entertainment to experience what life was like for people about 100 years ago.

Vienna Symphony Orchestra - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
November 12, 2011 - Brookville

Fabio Luisi conducts the Eroica Trio in a classical concert which features Beethoven Triple Concerto and Brahms Symphony No. 2.

Evan Gottfried presents "Music for Kids of All Ages" - Long Island Children's Museum
November 12, 2011 - Garden City

Get ready to take a musical journey as Evan recounts his adventures with slugs, alien wildlife (such as zoopers and cralingers) and his trip to a land where everything is upside-down. Evan's songs inhabit both a unique universe of imagination and the beautiful world that we all share every day. Evan hopes to inspire everyone to be creative and silly, have fun, learn cool things and to just be themselves.

A Letter to My Hero - Long Island Children's Museum
November 12, 2011 - Garden City

Commemorate Veteran�s Day and pay tribute to all the brave men and women that serve our country every day. Honor our heroes by sending them special letters of thanks.

"How I Became a Pirate" - The ShowPlace at Bellmore Movies
November 12, 2011 - Bellmore

Young Jeremy Jacob is digging in the sand at North Beach when he is greeted by Captain Braid Beard and his mates, and is recruited to help find the perfect digging spot for their treasure. Find out what happens when he meets the pirates.

Kids in the Kitchen - 92nd Street Y
November 12, 2011 - Upper East Side

Kids and parents will mix, stir, and taste delicious recipes in this one-session version of the popular class. Enjoy snack, story, and circle time, and take home your edibles for sharing.

EatSleepPlay Festival - Children's Museum of Manhattan
November 12, 2011 - Manhattan

Celebrate the opening of CMOM's newest exhibit, "EatSleepPlay: Building Health Every Day" by learning about healthy portion sizes; getting answers to your nutrition questions; joining award-winning chef Bill Telepan for a healthy cooking demo, Q&A, and sampling; finding out what makes healthy poop; and designing your own pillow case with stickers and stamps.

'Thanksgiving is for Family' Storytime - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
November 12, 2011 - North Salem

Great stories and activities all about Thanksgiving for all ages.

Candy Experiment Party - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
November 12, 2011 - North Salem

Want to be a candy scientist? Try some experiments to unwrap the secrets lurking inside sticky, sweet, and colorful treats. Please bring any sour candies or Skittles/M&Ms (plain) from Halloween. For ages 8 and up.

Bullying: A Parent's Guide - Sociometric Institute
November 12, 2011 - Manhattan

Peers influence academic performance, self-esteem, and emotional well-being. Bullying behavior is on the rise and has potentially devastating repercussions. This 90-minute workshop for parents focuses on communication within the family as a starting point to enhance positive peer relationships. Participants are actively engaged, and individual questions and concerns are addressed. Learn about: signs and symptoms of bullying victimization and antagonism; coping and intervention strategies; best practices at home and in school. Preregistration required; call 212-726-2131.

Citi Pond at Bryant Park’s Second Annual Family Day Event - Citi Pond at Bryant Park
November 12, 2011 - New York

Families, pets included, are invited to Citi Pond at Bryant Park’s Second Annual Family Day Event to celebrate and kick-off the holiday season by enjoying a day full of fun, family-friendly activities on Saturday, Nov. 12. Activities include: a book reading by “Christmas Feet” author Maureen Sullivan and an appearance by lead character, Carlos the French Bulldog; a pet fashion show and complimentary face-painting and treats. Throughout the day, live entertainment will include performances by legendary jazz singer and songwriter Bob Dorough of the famed “Schoolhouse Rock” series, Freckleface Strawberry The Musical and a live children’s musical performance “Songs for Seeds” by apple seeds. In addition, Ada Nieves, a renowned certified FIT pet fashion designer, will host a holiday-themed pet fashion show displaying must-have accessories. New this year, guests can sing karaoke with the whole family in a seven-foot freezer while testing out Columbia Omni-Heat jackets and enjoying complimentary s’mores! The event is free and open to the public from 12 – 4 p.m.! In addition, starting at 12 p.m., the first 100 kids (12 years old and under) will receive free skate rentals (admission is always free at Citi Pond at Bryant Park).

Introductory Session & Campus Tour - Blue Rock School
November 12, 2011 - WEST NYACK

Blue Rock School invites parents interested in Kindergarten through eighth grade to visit our beautiful, four-acre campus Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Come meet Blue Rock faculty and hear how our vibrant and creative learning environment awakens children’s natural curiosity and fosters a lifelong love of learning. Discover how Blue Rock School's unique educational approach brings learning to life. *Space is limited. Please RSVP to Admissions Director, Beverly Stycos, at 845-627-0234. Blue Rock School is a progressive, independent day school serving students in Kindergarten through eighth grade, and is located on a beautiful, four-acre, wooded campus in West Nyack, NY. The school was founded in 1987 with the purpose of providing a rich educational experience based on a child-centered and hands-on approach that nurtures children’s innate love of learning, enables them to follow their own natural curiosity, develop as independent thinkers and grow in a dynamic learning community. At Blue Rock School, class sizes are small and students engage in a challenging academic curriculum which is balanced and fully integrated with the arts, nature and play. Blue Rock School also offers a five-week Summer Play Program which is open to the community. For more information call 845-627-0234 or visit us at

Around the World: Dance China New York - Stepping Stones Museum for Children
November 12, 2011 - Norwalk

Elaborately costumed artists from the New York Chinese Cultural Center perform cultural dances and songs including the beautiful Chinese Ribbon Dance.

YESS Youth Players Performance: What to do when a Bully Bothers You - Stepping Stones Museum for Children
November 12, 2011 - Norwalk

Enjoy a performance for young museum visitors of an original tale written by the YESS team in collaboration with the Girl Scouts Girlz R.U.L.E. Anti-bullying Program.

Saturday Night Grooves - Playland Ice Casino
November 12, 2011 - Rye

Skate to the sounds of the '70s, '80s, '90s, and today. November 5, 12, 19, and 26.

Hottest Dog Contest - Banfield Pet Hospital in Brooklyn
November 12, 2011 - Brooklyn

Competitive Eater and Brooklyn native, Joey Chestnut is back in Brooklyn…but not for the hot dogs! Rather, Chestnut returns to crown Brooklyn’s “Hottest Dog” in honor of Banfield Pet Hospital’s grand opening inside the new Brooklyn PetSmart location on Saturday, November 12. All New York pets and pet parents are encouraged to bring their pups down to Banfield’s Brooklyn location for a shot at being named the “Hottest Dog” by Chestnut. Three winners will be awarded a year’s worth of free veterinary care from Banfield Pet Hospital. Chestnut will greet each of the canine contestants, looking for qualities such as: • Pooch Personality • Cute Canine • Owner’s Interpretation of “Hot” • Display of Affection While pouches prance for Chestnut, pet parents can chow down (not competitively) on free dogs from Brooklyn’s iconic Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, straight out of an authentic hot dog cart. All are welcome to come out to celebrate the exciting addition to the Brooklyn community, a howling good time!

Doll Tea Party - Pottery Barn Kids - Polar Bears
November 12, 2011 - White Plains

A special tea-time benefitting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. For a $5 donation to St. Jude, kids can enjoy refreshments, stories, and crafting with a favorite doll or teddy bear. RSVP required.

Family Day with Christmas Feet - Citi Pond at Bryant Park
November 12, 2011 - Manhattan

Celebrate the holidays with Carlos the French Bulldog supporting Best Buddies and Animal Rescue; read with author Maureen Sullivan and illustrator Alison Josephs; sing with Bob Dorough ("School House Rock"); get ready for Ada Nieves' very special Holiday Fashion Show featuring "Noah's Ark meets the Nutcracker"; and enjoy Broadway performances. Dogs welcome, dress festive.

Citi Pond at Bryant Park presents Family Day with Christmas Feet - Citi Pond
November 12, 2011 - New York

Celebrate the holidays with Carlos the French Bulldog supporting Best Buddies and Animal Rescue. Read with Author Maureen Sullivan and Illustrator Alison Josephs. Sing with Bob Dorough (School House Rock). Get ready for Ada Nieves' very special Holiday Fashion Show featuring "Noah's Ark meets the Nutcracker." Broadway Performances! Dogs Welcome, Dress Festive, Free Admission Ice Skating and more! This event is free and open to the public. Bring the whole family. Sponsored by Citi Pond, Mojo Inkworks, Ada Nieves for Dogs, Natural Balance, KLM Expressions, Speedpro Imaging.

Pacquiao vs Marquez III watch it at the best place to watch boxing in NYC - Southern Hospitality
November 12, 2011 -

Southern Hospitality Presents Pacquiao vs Marquez III World Welterweight Championship Saturday November 12th 2011 9pm $20 General Admission $50 VIP includes 3 hour premium open bar 9pm-midnight $80 Ultra Vip includes 3 hour premium open bar, family style dinner & guaranteed seating 14 HD TVS 1 Large projection screen Best place to watch boxing in NYC Upper East Side Location ONLY **please note prices are subject to change*** Southern Hospitality 1460 Second Avenue (bet 76th & 77th sts) New York, NY 10021 212-249-1001 to purchase tickets log on to

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2011/2012 Season of R&R @ the JCC - The JCC In Manhattan
November 12, 2011 - New York

WHO: Our November 12th lineup includes Other Israel for the Whole Family - Snow in Jerusalem Storytelling, Filmmaker / Political Activist Noa Maiman, Tel Aviv City Council Member Tamar Zandberg, and filmmaker Ibtisam, Harvard Callbacks A Cappella, Hula Hoop performances and demos by Loren Bidner and much much more! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, origami for all ages, creative art projects , Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play and much, much more! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHEN: Saturdays, 2:00pm-5:00pm, November 5 - March 24 (EXCEPT December 31st and January 21st) WHERE: The JCC In Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 Why: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and... IT'S AL

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