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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on November 19


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

The Kids Kloset Seasonal Children's Consignment Event - Deer Park Community Center
Through November 20, 2011 - Deer Park

The Kids Kloset Seasonal Children's Consignment Event is the perfect way to recycle new or gently used outgrown baby/kids items and buy the same at bargain prices. It's the easy and profitable way to buy and sell Baby Equipment, Furniture, Clothing, Toys, Shoes, Books, Maternity, Room Decor and anything else for kids.

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 JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2011/2012 Season of R&R @ the JCC - The JCC In Manhattan
November 19, 2011 - New York

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2011/2012 Season of R&R @ the JCC. WHO: Our November 19th lineup includes Balance & Spice Spa Yoga, Sruli and Lisa's Family Band, The Stony Brook High C's A Cappella Group 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! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHEN: Saturdays, 2:00pm-5:00pm, Now - 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 ALL FREE! For more information:

GrowNYC Greenmarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 19, 2011 - Long Island City

This market will serve the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every week. For over 30 years GrowNYC has been working to promote regional agriculture, preserve farmland, and ensure a continuing supply of fresh, local produce for all New Yorkers. To learn more about GrowNYC's Greenmarket program, visit, and visit additional information.

Nintendo WII Sports Night - The Moxie Spot
November 19, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Enjoy some WII and dinner.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover - Pick up - White Plains Public Library
November 19, 2011 - White Plains

Kids ages 4-8 join their stuffed animal friends in The Trove for a light brunch and slide show of all the overnight adventures. Pre-registration required.

Farmer's Market - Larchmont
November 19, 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 19, 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 19, 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 19, 2011 - White Plains

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

'The Pirates of Penzance' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
November 19, 2011 - Irvington

Broadway Training Center's Combined Ensemble presents the Gilbert & Sullivan musical, a hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters, and an eccentric Major-General, all morally bound to the often-ridiculous dictates of honor and duty. Snow Date: Sunday, November 20 at 7:30pm.

November 19, 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.

American Kennel Club Presents Meet the Breeds - Jacob Javits Center
November 19, 2011 - Manhattan

This event offers pet lovers the unique opportunity to meet and play with thousands of dogs and cats, including some of the rarest breeds. Visitors can also learn about responsible pet ownership and how to choose the right breed for their lifestyle. The event will also include ongoing demonstrations featuring law enforcement K-9s, dog agility, grooming, and more than 100 vendor booths selling every imaginable dog and cat item.

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 19, 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".

3rd Annual Tellabration: A Worldwide Event of Storytelling - Haverstraw Center
November 19, 2011 - Haverstraw

This annual event features professional storytellers and a storytelling workshop. Stop by to tell your own tales, too, because everyone has a story to tell.

Sustainable Planet - Teatown Lake Reservation
November 19, 2011 - Ossining

Maybe you?ve already taken the first step toward a more sustainable planet but the next few seem too overwhelming to tackle. This program is designed to motivate and support. A snack will be served, but bring your own plate, cup, and utensils. Adults only. RSVP required at x110.

AN EVENING WITH PAULA POUNDSTONE - Paramount Center for the Arts
November 19, 2011 - Peekskill

One of Comedy Central's "100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time," has provided humor and commentary for the Emmy and Oscar Awards and the American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-Up. Contains adult situations and language.

The Importance of Being Earnest - Emelin Theater
November 19, 2011 - Mamaroneck

Oscar Wilde's classic tale of two young men who have taken to bending the truth to add a dash of excitement to their lives, performed by Aquila Theatre.

Toy Time - White Plains Public Library
November 19, 2011 - White Plains

Today: Trucks. Independent playtime with special Trove toys for parents and young children. Location: Story Trove.

Learn to Draw Cartoons - White Plains Public Library
November 19, 2011 - White Plains

Professional Cartoonist Mike Lynch teaches an individualized instruction course for student cartoonists. The class will focus on basic challenges such as: drawing technique, creating characters, environment, and telling a story. Room B. Middle School grades 6-8; High School 9th graders.

Mile Square Theatre Presents "The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi" - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
November 19, 2011 - Manhattan

Rudyard Kipling's beloved mongoose Rikki Tiki Tavi teams up with a self-involved bird named Darzee and a sweet muskrat named Chuchu to rid the garden of the cobra Nag in this funny tale of cooperation and growing up.

All About Insects - Lenoir Nature Preserve
November 19, 2011 - Yonkers

Learn about the most numerous creatures on earth - they form about 75 percent of the animal kingdom. Almost 800,000 species have been identified, so there is a lot to learn. Following the program will be an insect craft to take home.

Jamaica Farmers Market -
Through November 19, 2011 - Jamaica

Farmers Markets are a great place to introduce your kids to healthy food and the people who make it. The Jamaica Farmers Market runs every Friday and Saturday, rain or shine, until November 11th. The market features fresh, local foods, including local herbs, fruits, vegetables, cut flowers and live plants. Pork products are also available as well as certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
November 19, 2011 - Centerport

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

Willy Wonka - Yorktown Stage
November 19, 2011 - Yorktown Heights

The family favorite about an eccentric candy maker, an exciting contest, a misbehaving group of children, and the poor, but deserving boy who ultimately triumphs.

Pink Ribbon Yoga - Hudson Yoga
November 19, 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.

Bilingual Storytime - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
November 19, 2011 - North Salem

Stories and songs in both English and Spanish with Barbara.

Let's Make Cupcakes - Taste Buds
November 19, 2011 - Manhattan

Make and bake cupcakes from scratch to decorate using the fun and easy decorating techniques you'll learn. In this class, participants will decorate their cupcakes to look like Thanksgiving turkeys.

Free Crafts for Kids - Cupcake Corner Too
November 19, 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.

November 19, 2011 - Tarrytown

Over 100 practitioners, exhibitors, and vendors will offer the latest info and products for self care, living green, and living well. Compelling speakers will provide lectures and demos throughout the day.

God of Carnage - Woodward Hall Theatre
November 19, 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.

Rodelinda - Metropolitan Opera
November 19, 2011 -

Sensational in the 2004 Met premiere of Stephen Wadsworth's much-heralded production, Renée Fleming reprises the title role. She's joined by Stephanie Blythe and countertenor Andreas Scholl, and Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.

Satyagraha - Metropolitan Opera
November 19, 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."

Canyon - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through November 19, 2011 -

Witty, incessantly curious, and smart as a whip, choreographer John Jasperse (Misuse liable to prosecution, 2007 Next Wave) has trained his singularly skewed worldview on all manner of disciplines, including architecture, finance, and aesthetics. In his latest work, Jasperse tackles wonder and the ineffable—the transformative power of losing oneself in visceral experience—where the supremacy of the intellect is humbled into a state of awe. Created in collaboration with five dancers and performed to a live score by composer Hahn Rowe, Canyon plays with engineered disorientation, sensory overload, spaciousness, fractured connectivity, and rapture.

Spelling Workshop for Teachers of Students with Learning Disabilities - Everyone Reading Offices
November 19, 2011 - Manhattan

Presented by Judith Birsh, Ed.D., a learning consultant, this workshop teaches educators of all grades how to get their students to spell accurately and confidently. To register, contact Susan Voelker at

Passio-Compassio - J.S. Bach and Sufi Mysticism - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
November 19, 2011 -

Western and Middle Eastern musicians come together with the music of Bach in this rapturous close to the second White Light Festival. Ensemble Sarband, a group long dedicated to musically bridging East and West, joins a choir, saxophonists, and a string quartet in Arabic and jazz arrangements of Bach's Passions, combining them with early Christian chant. This extraordinary cultural cooperation is framed by the meditative dance ritual of Sufi whirling dervishes from Turkey's Mevlevi Order. Art transcends hate: passio becomes compassio.

29th Annual 'Battle of the Badges' - Theater at Madison Square Garden
November 19, 2011 -

The 29th Annual "Battle of the Badges" FDNY versus NYPD boxing event returns on Saturday, November 19th to the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Come support New York's real heroes as they step into the ring for New York City bragging rights. Each and every day, New York's Finest enforces the law and protects the peace... New York's Bravest fights fires and protects our safety... But nobody can protect them from each other! For more team information, visit: and

Mile Square Theatre - The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi - Metropolitan Museum of Art
November 19, 2011 -

Rudyard Kipling's beloved mongoose Rikki Tiki Tavi teams up with a self-involved bird named Darzee and a sweet muskrat named Chuchu to rid the garden of the cobra Nag. Adapted for the stage by Y York, this funny tale of cooperation and growing up is for audiences of all ages. "We like to do plays for young audiences that have some depth to them, " says artistic director Chris O'Connor, " (plays) that show characters that are struggling with things, have values, friendship, ...and generosity."

Youth Stamp Club - Collectors Club
November 19, 2011 - Manhattan

This club, for students in fourth grade and above, meets on the third Saturday of every month from September 2011 through May 2012. Beginners will be introduced to this educational and fun hobby, and participants with collecting experience will find encouragement and guidance. Stamps and all other materials provided free of charge. New members are welcome. To register, email or call 212-683-0559.

Haitink Conducts Haydn and Bruckner - New York Philharmonic
Through November 19, 2011 -

Richard Move and MoveOpolis! - Martha@...The 1963 Interview - New York Live Arts
Through November 19, 2011 -

The acclaimed Martha@... The 1963 Interview returns for encore performances after a sold-out run last season. The production is a metatheatrical recreation of the legendary 92nd Street Y interview with Martha Graham and dance critic Walter Terry. Based on the recently discovered audio recording, the interview reveals Graham's iconic persona with intimate reflections on her unparalleled life and career. Martha@... The 1963 Interview features Richard Move as Graham, Tony Award-nominated actress/playwright Lisa Kron as Terry and Move's illustrious, longtime collaborators, Graham Company Principal dancer Katherine Crockett and former Graham Company member Catherine Cabeen, with a new-media scenic design by Gabriel Barcia-Colombo.

Ani DiFranco - The Town Hall
November 19, 2011 -

Ani DiFranco has written hundreds of songs, played thousands of shows, captured the imaginations of legions of followers, and jammed with folkies, orchestras, rappers, rock and roll hall-of-famers, jazz musicians, poets, pop superstars, storytellers and a martial arts legend. She's "fixed up a few old buildings" and minimized her carbon footprint before it was trendy – from installing a geothermal heating and cooling system in the renovated church that her label calls home to using organic inks on all the t-shirts she sells. But nothing she's done in her 18-year career has garnered more attention than a business decision. Since Ani bucked the major label system in the early-90s, opting to release her music on her own terms, the self-described Little Folksinger has been the subject of all kinds of hyperbole.

Art Gallery Opening: Photography of Jadina Lilien: BUTTERFLY AGAINST THE WIND - The New York Open Center Gallery
Through November 19, 2011 - New York

Photography of JADINA LILIEN | BUTTERFLY AGAINST THE WIND: Remembering the Spirit of the Lakota. Opening Reception - Saturday, October 15, 2011 | 5:30- 8PM. Exhibition Dates - October 15 - November 19, 2011. Butterfly Against the Wind is based on the artist/filmmaker, Jadina Lililen’s impressions of being in South Dakota on the Cheyenne River Reservation. At the invitation of Tiokasin Ghosthorse, (WBAI Radio in NYC: First Voices). Lilien was invited to take photographs on this reservation where he grew up. The work made during this period, a series of digital pigment prints that utilize a multimedia photographic process, is a direct result from the artist’s time spent during these visits. The photographs incorporate the time bound documented images of the romanticized Indian and the present day conditions of the reservation. There are varying degrees of adding additional painting or “mark making” to the photographs. This process at times can be almost undetectable, enabling the image to be clearly visible, or at times, selectively obscuring the image and creating a new narrative.

Scandinavian Sing-Along - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
November 19, 2011 - Manhattan

Scandinavia holds a treasure trove of children's songs and games. Danish musicians Anne Mette Iversen and Vibe Normann will introduce children to English versions of these songs, play musical games, and perform some songs in modern, jazzy arrangements. Come prepared to move, dance, imagine, and sing your heart out.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
November 19, 2011 - Centerport

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

Wag Your Tale! - Read to a Dog - Scarsdale Public Library
November 19, 2011 - Scarsdale

Independent readers can practice their reading skills with a story-loving dog. Registration required.

Scout Day - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
November 19, 2011 - New York

Intrepid offers dedicated programs for both boy and girl scouts. Be among the first to view the Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall. This is the first time this powerful exhibit will be on display in New York City!

The 27th Annual Chappaqua Craft Fair - Robert E. Bell Middle School
November 19, 2011 - Chappaqua

Over 80 new and returning vendors: handcrafted jewelry designer clothing, handbags and accessories, original artwork, tableware and furniture, bath and beauty products, children's gifts, gourmet foods, and much more! Free parking at train station.

Keller Williams Plays for Kids - Brooklyn Bowl
November 19, 2011 - Williamsburg

Long considered one of the more unique and prolific live performers, Keller Williams is known for flying by the seat of his pants onstage. He brings that same air of joyful spontaneity and good humor to this matinee for kids and their grown-ups.

The Nutcracker & More! - Academic Arts Theater at Westchester Community College
November 19, 2011 - Valhalla

A one hour production of Tchaikovsky’s classic. Other contemporary dance works will be performed.

Puppet Show: 'An Arabian Adventure' - 11am SHOW ADDED FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN - Scarsdale Congregational Church
November 19, 2011 - Scarsdale

Presented by the Tanglewood Marionettes. An 11am show, for kids with special needs and their families, has been added. Children who have trouble keeping still or quiet are welcome at any of the shows, but may feel most comfortable at the 11am performance. Space is limited at the 11am show. Please RSVP to Maria at 914-723-2111. Recommended for children ages 5 and older.

Holiday Origami - Hammond Museum
November 19, 2011 - North Salem

Children will learn to make the peace crane and other ornaments. All materials supplied by the Musuem.

Goddard Riverside Community Center's Annual New York Book Fair - Goddard Riverside Community Center
November 19, 2011 - Manhattan

Save 50 percent or more on thousands of new and bestselling books and children's books, CDs, DVDs, calendars, and holiday gift items. A portion of proceeds will be donated to support Goddard Riverside Community Center and its programs.

The Westchester Cat Show - Westchester County Center
November 19, 2011 - White Plains

Over 230 cats and kittens compete. Also features Household Pet Competition, Shelter Cat Birthday Parties, Face Painting, Holiday Shopping at the Meow Market Place, Ask the Vet, and Guest Lectures. Show proceeds benefit local animal shelters and rescue groups.

Saturday Crafts - The Field Library
November 19, 2011 - Peekskill

Drop in crafts for children 5 and older (but younger children are welcome with a helping adult).

Meet and Greet: Creepy Crawly Creatures - Brooklyn Children's Museum
November 19, 2011 - Crown Heights

Worms, cockroaches, beetles! Ewwww! Meet Mother Nature's little helpers up close and personal. Give them a pet, and learn the many reasons why they're so important.

The Yo-Yo People - Saddle River Valley Cultural Center
November 19, 2011 - Upper Saddle River

Yes, a show all about that simple and nostalgic toy, the yo-yo. See "old favorites" like Walk the Dog and Rock the Baby, then witness new and bizarre tricks like Boingy-Boingy and Iron Whip. You'll see yo-yos attached to bouncy balls, yo-yos with 10-foot strings, and multiple yo-yos doing amazing things at once. This unusual show features skill and deft timing to swingin' music, high energy, and humor. The Yo Yo People have been on David Letterman, they hold a Guinness World Record, a 2008 Yo-Yo World Champion title, and have performed in over 20 countries.

Infant CPR - Nyack Hospital
November 19, 2011 - Nyack

This class teaches CPR techniques for a child from birth to eight year of age. It includes a discussion on choking on objects, accident prevention and safety issues. Register online or by e-mail at

The Chrismouse Story - Center Stage Theatre Company
November 19, 2011 - Westport

Due to popular demand after its Connecticut debut last year, Center Stage Theatre Company's Sweet Stages subsidiary is bringing back The Chrismouse Story. This musical production tells the story of a curious mouse named Chris, who, while watching a human family prepare for the holidays, gets into the holiday spirit himself. The New York Times said, "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer has some competition with a mouse named Chris, the hero of The Chrismouse Story." Following the show, kids and their parents can donate canned goods and non-perishable items to restock the shelves of the Interfaith Housing Association of Westport and Weston, Inc. They are also invited to enjoy a post-show workshop making holiday ornaments and keepsakes with the cast. Reserve tickets at CENTERSTAGEWESTPORT@GMAIL.COM.

Saturday Family Programs: Smart and Small Conquers All! - Brooklyn Public Library Central branch
November 19, 2011 - Brooklyn

Can a tortoise win a tug of war with a mighty elephant? Can a tiny mouse help an enormous lion? Can a jackal outwit a terrifying tiger twice his size? Find out as Crabgrass Puppet Theatre travels around the globe to show how even the small and weak can have a big impact on the world.

Get Electric with Roger G. - New York Transit Museum
November 19, 2011 - Brooklyn

Meet MTA Arts for Transit artist Roger G, a world-renowned performer and choreographer whose powerful performances bring platforms to life! Dance and groove at this celebration of force and motion.

Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr. - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
November 19, 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 19, 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.

An American Celebration-Rock Hall Living History Tour - Rock Hall Museum
November 19, 2011 - Lawrence

A walking tour plus a reading of Dr. Samuel Martin's 1806 will, which frees Polly, a family slave. Refreshments included. Pre-registration required.

Giving Thanks and Giving Back Dance-a-Thon for Charity - Dance Cavise Studios
November 19, 2011 - Mamaroneck

Off Center Dance Theatre (OCDT) hosts this annual event to benefit Ronald McDonald House in Valhalla, NY. DJ and dancing from 10-noon, followed by donated pizza and ice cream. All are welcome icluding walk-ins. but pre-registration is preferred. No dance experience necessary. For more information or registration call 914-381-5222.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
November 19, 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.

Holiday Tree Lighting - New York Botanical Garden
November 19, 2011 - Bronx

View the lighting of a stunning conifer display by special guests, and join in an old-fashioned sing-along with the Westchester Chordsmen, featuring carols from many traditions.

'Little Shop of Horrors' - Actors Conservatory Theatre
November 19, 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.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
November 19, 2011 - Staten Island

Make a beautiful Thanksgiving themed Collage.

Brooklyn Aviators Hockey - Aviator Sports
November 19, 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.

Holiday Wreath Making - Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial
November 19, 2011 - Somers

Learn to make your own holiday wreaths with all the materials provided. Pre--registration required by calling (914) 864-7268.

Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players - Symphony Space
November 19, 2011 - Manhattan

Known for their quirky, low-fi acoustic songs and unusually engaging slideshow performances, this family trio from NYC is creates an indie-vaudeville-conceptual-art-rock-slideshow experience like none other in family entertainment.

Cookie Swap - Muscoot Farm
November 19, 2011 - Katonah

Bake your favorite holiday cookies and swap them for some of the best cookies around. Pre-registration required.

- Brooklyn Museum
November 19, 2011 - Prospect Heights

Brooklyn Museum's fChildren's Book Fair will feature more than 30 newly published stories by Brooklyn-based authors and illustrators. Participants will be able to meet some of their favorite Brooklyn authors and engage in book signings, and readings.

Saving a Species - Spotlight on the Mexican Gray Wolf - Wolf Conservation Center
November 19, 2011 - South Salem

Learn what it takes to help save a species from the brink of extinction. Guests will get an inside look at the process of matching potential breeders, what criteria must be met to recommend wolves for release into the wild, the husbandry challenge of caring for animals that we rarely see, and why it's so important to help Mexican gray wolves resume their rightful place in the wild. Guests will visit the center's wolves as well. Pre-registration is required.

- Brooklyn Museum
November 19, 2011 - Prospect Heights

Brooklyn Museum's fChildren's Book Fair will feature more than 30 newly published stories by Brooklyn-based authors and illustrators. Participants will be able to meet some of their favorite Brooklyn authors and engage in book signings, and readings.

Brooklyn Children's Book Fair - Brooklyn Museum
November 19, 2011 - Prospect Heights

Brooklyn Museum's Children's Book Fair will feature more than 30 newly published stories by Brooklyn-based authors and illustrators. Participants will be able to meet some of their favorite Brooklyn authors and engage in book signings, and readings.

Family Performance: Peter and the Wolf - Brooklyn Museum
November 19, 2011 - Prospect Heights

Sergei Prokofiev's classic interpretation of this folktale, and other classical music shorts, are presented with style by the Brooklyn Conservatory Community Orchestra with narration and comedic play by the Maestrosities.

Public Marine-Biology Programs - Maritime Aquarium
November 19, 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.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour - Maritime Aquarium
November 19, 2011 - Norwalk

Stops include the Aquarium's "fish kitchen," where 18 tons of fish a year is prepared and above the 110,000-gallon Open Ocean tank, where the dorsal fins of 8-foot sand tiger sharks cut through the water's surface. Participants must be at least 10 years old; under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. For reservations call ext. 2206.

Giant Balloon Inflation Party - Downtown Stamford
November 19, 2011 - Stamford

Enjoy a backstage look at the parade and watch the giant helium balloons come to life.

Disney's Phineas and Ferb: The Best Live Tour Ever! - XL Center
November 19, 2011 - Hartford

The characters from Disney Channel's animated series embark on a bold escape from the television screen to a live action adventure on stage.

Drop-in Thanksgiving Crafts - Wilton Public Library
November 19, 2011 - Wilton

Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a Thanksgiving-themed craft to take home.

Tales to Tails - Wilton Public Library
November 19, 2011 - Wilton

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

Thanksgiving Story Time - Wilton Public Library
November 19, 2011 - Wilton

Children ages 4-7 are invited to a Thanksgiving themed story time.

Blood, Sweat & Tears - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
November 19, 2011 - Bayside

Blood Sweat & Tears will be singing all of your favorite songs including You’ve Made Me So Very Happy, And When I Die, God Bless The Child, I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know, and Spinning Wheel on November 11. The popular horn band has racked up sales in the millions as well as earned multiple gold albums, 10 Grammy nominations, and three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year. You can see BS&T up close and personal on their intimate venue tour at the Queens Performing Arts Center.

Melissa Manchester - Queens Theatre
November 19, 2011 - Flushing

The same Melissa Manchester who sang "Midnight Blue," "Through the Eyes of Love," and "Don't Cry Out Loud," will perform at the Queens Theatre on November 19. Bring your family out to see the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter in this special concert event.

Family Art Project: Cornhusk Creations - Wave Hill
November 19, 2011 - Bronx

Come make a cornhusk doll at Wave Hill. Celebrate the gift of corn and of the harvest as Paul Betancourt, a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians, tells the story of how the first cornhusk doll came to be. Then, kids can tie, weave, and decorate their very own cornhusk dolls.

Decorate the Castle - Bayside Historical Society
November 19, 2011 - Bayside

Teach the joy of giving before the holidays even begin by rounding them up for a volunteer activity on November 19. Volunteers are needed to help Bayside Historical Society decorate the Officers' Club (also known as the Castle), for the holidays. Those interested in lending a helping hand should call 718-352-1548.

The Muppet Movie - Museum of the Moving Image
November 19, 2011 - Astoria

Come to the Museum of the Moving Image to check out a Muppets movie before the new movie The Muppets comes out. At this event. take a look back at Kermit the Frog's beginnings. The movie follows him from his origins in a swamp to Hollywood fame, assembling his posse of Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and the rest of the gang along the way.

Hand-On History: Apples, Apples, Apples - King Manor Museum
November 19, 2011 - Jamaica

Rufus King had apple orchards on his farm. Bring your family to the King Manor Museum to hear apple stories learn about all the ways apples can be used as more than food, and make a special apple craft to take home.

Storybook Discovery Days for Children - Voelker Orth Museum
November 19, 2011 - Flushing

Kids who are exposed to books at a young age are more likely to cultivate a love of reading. Bring your kids ages 6 and under to hear Dr. Marge Hendler's monthly reading series.

Take an SAT Practice Test - Queens Library: Flushing Branch
November 19, 2011 - Flushing

Help prepare your kids for the SAT by taking them to a practice test. They'll warm up for the real SAT as well as find out how they would score. At this test, kids see the types of questions they'll face on the actual exam and receive a personalized score report pinpointing strengths and weaknesses. Reserve a seat at or by calling 800-273-8439.

Children's Nature Photography- Part 1 of 2 - Alley Pond Environmental Center
November 19, 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 second class, the children will create frames to mount their favorite pictures. This class is limited to 10 participants. Parents must register their kids for both parts of the two-session class.

Community Tree Planting: Rockaway Community Park - Rockaway Community Park
November 19, 2011 - Belle Harbor

The whole family can participate in the green initiative to dig deeper and plant trees in the community. Join the MillionTreesNYC training program and GreenApple Corps to volunteer in your neighborhood and make an environmental impact. Help us plant trees in five different neighborhoods throughout New York City. This event will be in Rockaway Community Park. Please wear outdoor clothes and bring sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and water. Expect a free T-shirt and a great time.

November 19, 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.

Nature in November - Suffolk County Farm & Education Center
November 19, 2011 - Yaphank

Enjoy a nature walk to see local trees and animals. See how nature prepares for winter. Practice recycling with a nature craft for a Thanksgiving holiday decoration. Call 631-852-4600 for information or to register.

A Christmas Carol - Theatre Three
November 19, 2011 - Port Jefferson

Follow the miser Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey that teaches him the true meaning of Christmas — past, present and future. November 19-December 27.

Turtles, Frogs, Fish and Insects - Seatuck Environmental Center
November 19, 2011 - Islip

Get an up-close look at the variety of wildlife found in the center's ponds. From turtles to frogs to insects, you'll get a chance to observe and learn about an array of animals that will soon be inactive.

1863 Long Island Thanksgiving Holiday Preparations - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
November 19, 2011 - Old Bethpage

In November 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the first official national holiday of Thanksgiving Day. In keeping with that tradition, old-fashioned wood burning stoves, beehive ovens and hearths will be fired up to prepare a variety of foods and baked goods, from 19th century recipes. Period historical fiddle music will entertain visitors each afternoon.

Yoga Stretch Class - The Family Wellness Center
November 19, 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.

St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk. - Brooklyn Bridge
November 19, 2011 - Lower East Side

St. Jude supporters in the NYC community, and in 80 cities nationwide, come together to raise money for the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The 5K (3.1 miles) walk will begin at Foley Square and proceed over the Brooklyn Bridge, ending in Cadman Plaza Park in Brooklyn.

Light Keepers Behind the Scenes Tour - Fire Island Lighthouse
November 19, 2011 - Fire Island

Follow a lighthouse keeper on his rounds. This bottom to top tour takes you from the auxiliary generator and the Light Keepers workshop in the basement of the Keeper's Quarters to the beacon in the lantern room of the lighthouse tower. Learn how lighthouse keepers past and present maintain the light. Includes a tour of the new Lens Building which houses an original first order Fresnel Lens. Reservations required. Limit 12 people.

Smithtown Children's Foundation Holiday Breakfast/Boutique - Great Hollow Middle School
November 19, 2011 - Nesconset

Maureen's Kitchen hosts the annual Holiday Breakfast and shopping boutique to benefit the Smithtown Children's Foundation assisting local families in times of need.

Explore Music Open House - Little Prince Day Care
November 19, 2011 - Dyker Heights

An open house for Explore Music classes. Explore Music devotes each class to a different music style, and through activities, listening, and interactive games children develop and appreciation and love for music.

Family Workshop: Take a Seat! - Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMa
November 19, 2011 - Midtown West

What makes a chair a chair? Consider some of the design choices that go into the creation of this everyday object, then make your own mini-chair in the studio. For families with up to two adults and three kids (ages 4-6). Registration required.

�How I Became a Pirate� - The ShowPlace at Bellmore Movies
November 19, 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.

Do We Have Two Hopes: To Like Things & People & to Dislike Them? - Aesthetic Realism Foundation
November 19, 2011 - Manhattan

Robert Murphy & Barbara Allen conduct this workshop for children ages 5-12, where everyone learns that their deepest desire is to like the world, and that everything--from a flower to mathematics to mothers--can be used to like the world.

Whitney Wees: Circles, Cubes and Cones - Whitney Museum of American Art
November 19, 2011 - Upper East Side

Kids ages 4-5 will explore shapes and patterns created by geometric forms and surreal shapes in paintings and sculptures throughout the Museum, and part of the Museum building. Registration recommended.

Family Fun: 2D/3D - Whitney Museum of American Art
November 19, 2011 - Upper East Side

Kids ages 6-10 explore how artists can play with perception, going from 2D to 3D and back again. Leave your 3D glasses at home ? you'll be working from sketches and sculptures on view in the galleries.

Prenatal Peace & Calming w/ Jill Wodnick - Destination Maternity Flagship
November 19, 2011 - Manhattan

A restorative two-hour mini retreat to connect with your growing baby, awaken your intuition, and enhance your pregnancy. Learn tools for greater sleep, reducing stress, and increasing connections and rhythms with your baby.

When Ghosts Pop Up the Pages: A 3-D 'Christmas Carol' - Morgan Library & Museum
November 19, 2011 - Manhattan

Families will celebrate Charles Dickens and the holiday season with pop-up book creator Chuck Fischer. After a brief tour of the exhibition "Charles Dickens at 200," children will make their favorite characters from Dickens's classic ghost story come to life as they create pop-up cards to share with family and friends. Fischer will sign copies of his book, "Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol: A Pop-Up Book" from 4-5pm. The book is available at the Morgan Shop ($30).

'Every Little Step...The Rythm of Hope' - Joyce SoHo
November 19, 2011 - Manhattan

Dance Theatre of Ireland and Soul Steps premiere an original collaboration combining African-American stepping, Irish and modern dance, rhythm and storytelling.

Teen Battle Chefs Present Harvest Time - Children's Museum of Manhattan
November 19, 2011 - Upper West Side

The Local Food Movement has been embraced by high school students in this national nutritional cooking program. Young 'Agents of Change' present delicious, seasonal recipes with food grown from their own farm. Presented by FamilyCooks Productions.

Trevor Day School Fall Festival Fair - Church of Heavenly Rest
November 19, 2011 - Manhattan

The Trevor Day School Parents Association will hold its annual Fall Festival Fair to raise money to contribute to the school. There will be fun-filled activities for the whole family, including an outdoor carnival on 90th Street between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue featuring rides and games (weather permitting) and an indoor carnival with games and lots of other fun activities, as well as face painting and karaoke. The church will be transformed into a beautiful marketplace filled with unique hand-made gingerbread houses, one-of-a-kind hand-knit items, and thoughtfully assembled gift baskets, all prepared with care by members of the Trevor community. Other vendors will offer a variety of items for sale such as jewelry, crafts, and clothing. Be sure to visit the flea market for gently used books and toys, all at bargain prices. The Fall Festival will feature the "Trevor Fifth Avenue Department Store" selling jewelry, appliances, art, housewares, furs, and designer clothing. Gift certificates for local restaurants, retailers, spas, theaters, and other services and entertainment will also be for sale, many at less than face value. Selected tickets and services will be auctioned.

Sneak Peek: 'School of Rockwell' - TADA! Youth Theater
November 19, 2011 - Manhattan

Be among the first to enjoy a musical revue celebrating 20 years of TADA!'s relationship with composer Eric Rockwell. The show will feature musical numbers from past Rockwell shows and a sneak peek at the upcoming season.

November 19, 2011 - Syosset

Kids ages 4-15 will build focus, confidence, creativity, and memory through fun and effective physical, emotional, and cognitive exercises. The Open House includes a FREE trial class, Body/Brain Evaluation & parent consultation. Call to reserve a spot.

Bullying: A Parent's Guide - World Yoga
November 19, 2011 - Upper West Side

Bullying behavior is on the rise and has potentially devastating repercussions. This 90-minute workshop 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. Gain knowledge of: Signs and symptoms of bullying victimization and antagonism; coping and intervention strategies for parents; best practices at home and school. Preregistration required; for more information or to register, contact Laura Gould, LCSW, at 212-726-2131.

Blocks of Love Lego Expo - Fairfield Ludlowe High School
November 19, 2011 - Fairfield

Children and families can build a Lego project, sponsor a builder, view Lego projects, meet Lego master builders, and participate in Lego build and play stations. Proceeds benefit CancerCare which provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer. For more information go to or call 203-854-9911.

Pillage the Village: World's Largest Scavenger Hunt - Washington Square Park
November 19, 2011 - Manhattan, a New York-based daily deal website, and the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to organize the world's largest scavenger hunt, a prize-filled marathon event to promote the organizations' Shop Local Initiative, all while benefiting six non-profit organizations. The University of Chicago set the current Guinness World Record (TM) with a scavenger hunt that drew 924 participants earlier this year. Pillage The Village organizers expect New Yorkers to shatter that record by coming out to support downtown businesses. Throughout Pillage The Village, hunters must gather items and complete tasks at locations all around Greenwich Village. Winners will take home prizes including Kindle Fires, travel vouchers, restaurant gift certificates, and movie passes. Pillage the Village will support Hudson Guild, the LAMP, the Y, and ACE.

Saturday Specials - Chappaqua Public Library
November 19, 2011 - Chappaqua

A program for special-needs kids and their families. Stories, songs, sensory activities, and schmoozing. Registration requested.

Marilyn Maye in 'Her Own Kind of Broadway' - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
November 19, 2011 - Brookville

Marilyn Maye, the critically acclaimed legendary singer, will perform several Broadway hits cabaret-style. Described as having a "rich, robust voice," Maye blends the theatrical with the earthy to captivate the hearts of audiences and reviewers alike.

Parachute Playtime - Scarsdale Public Library
November 19, 2011 - Scarsdale

This program is for children ages 2-1/2 to 4. Registration is required, but not limited to Scarsdale Library cardholders.

'Paranormal Pooch' Book Signing Event - Unleashed by Petco
November 19, 2011 - New York

Join Bideawee at Unleashed by Petco for an exclusive book signing of "Paranormal Pooch" by Olga Horvat. Meet the author and purchase a copy of the book and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Bideawee to help support the wide variety of programs that Bideawee offers pets and the people that love them. Bideawee volunteers and adoptable dogs will be on site in hopes of finding a new forever home. Unleashed by Petco 1155 Third Ave. (67th Street) New York, NY 10065

Free Music Lessons - New People's Church of New York
November 19, 2011 - Flushing

Is your child interested in learning a new instrument? The New People's Church of New York is offering four free beginner lessons on drums, guitar, bass guitar, and vocals for children ages 8-15. Having an instrument is preferred but not a requirement. Enrollment is limited so RSVP by emailing

Toy Train Show and Sale - St Helens Hall
November 19, 2011 - Howard Beach

Bring your kids out to see operating toy train layouts. At the event new and antique trains will be on sale, and there will be free drag races with trophies. Bring your fastest locomotive or use the ones at the show. Also,the Train Doctor is in, so bring your broken trains. Bring a sack of food and receive a raffle ticket for valuable prizes. The top prize is a locomotive. All food will be donated to St Helen’s Food Pantry. Kids under 16 are free with a paid adult. Call 718-541-8619 for more Information.

Saturday Night Grooves - Playland Ice Casino
November 19, 2011 - Rye

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

Free Movie - "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" - Somers Library
November 19, 2011 - Somers

The traditional Thanksgiving movie. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs - Rochambeau Theater
November 19, 2011 - White Plains

It's the classic Grimm story, told in an original musical production, featuring the wicked queen, the handsome prince, Snow White herself, and those loveable dwarfs! December 18 & 19.

National Geographic Little Explorers - Pottery Barn Kids - Polar Bears
November 19, 2011 - White Plains

Learn about polar bears and other animals through hands-on activities, quizzes, songs, and more. Each session spotlights a special theme. Kids will receive a badge for every event they attend.

A Funny Thing Happened on theWay to the Forum - The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
November 19, 2011 - Dix Hills

The play tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door.

Saturdays at the Dwyer - The Dwyer Cultural Center
November 19, 2011 - Harlem

An afternoon of creativity and soul. Experience jubilant sounds and rhythms from young master percussionists during a live interactive performace by Speaking in Rhythms. Create art masterpieces with a master teaching artist in an art workshop. And sit back, relax, and groove to the music as you learn about Gospel music's influence on Harlem during a special screening of "Harlem is...Gospel." RSVP at by clicking on the event flyer or by calling 212-222-3060.

Fall Migration Bird Walk - Queens Botanical Garden
November 19, 2011 - Flushing

Don't miss fall migration at Queens Botanical Garden! Take a walk with avian enthusiast and QBG staffer Shari Romar to learn about the birds that pass through the Garden’s 39 acres on their way to other climes. Perfect for beginners, bring binoculars. Meet at the Visitor & Administration Building lobby. For more information and to register contact Shari at or 718-886-3800, ext. 213.

The Jungle Party with BORIS - Pacha NYC
November 19, 2011 - New York

Saturday November 19 Pacha NYC presents ... The Jungle Party with BORIS GET TICKETS: Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500 Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St.

Naji Youssef sings the Songs of Wadi Al-Safi, the 'Voice of Lebanon' - Alwan for the Arts
November 19, 2011 - New York

Called for well over half a century the "Voice of Lebanon," Wadi Al-Safi is considered that country's most influential singer and composer. Best-known for his interpretations of "mawwals", and for the over 3000 songs he has composed, he has brought his music to enthusiastic audiences, both in Lebanon and abroad, focusing attention on the folk music of his homeland, performing poetry and Zajal to inspire patriotism, love, devotion, and honor. In tonight's concert, yet another mesmerizing voice of Lebanon, Naji Youssef, using his agile, melifluous baritone, honors the great master in a concert of some of his most beloved songs and mawwals, joined by an ensemble of master musicians.

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