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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, September 15, 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 September 15. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

TIBET HOUSE US PRESENTS: THE DALAI LAMA AND HIS PEOPLE - Tibet House US
Through September 15, 2011 - New York

Tibet House US is proud to present an inspirational photography exhibit of archival pigment prints that celebrates the life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, his extraordinary impact on the modern world, and the Tibetan people he has guided in exile. The exhibit The Dalai Lama and His People showcases renowned photographer Don Farber’s works, which are also available in his latest book His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This exhibit coincides with the Dalai Lama's 76th birthday and the Kalachakra Initiation for World Peace in Washington D.C. The exhibition can be viewed from July 5th to September 15th with a special opening reception and book signing on July 19th from 6pm to 8pm, at Tibet House US. The Dalai Lama and His People beautifully captures the many facets of His Holiness the Dalai Lama across a 30-year span. His quieter moments in meditation present the private, contemplative individual. He is also seen giving teachings to thousands on stage, leading prayers with his fellow monks, and offering intimate blessings. With each moment captured, compassion, joy and sense of purpose emanate from this voice of world peace, self-proclaimed simple monk, and leader of the Tibetan people. This exhibition also features stunning photographs of Tibetans– child monks at play, women bedecked in turquoise, men dressed in ceremonial regalia, and faithful pilgrims journeying across the vast Himalayas. This range of photography provides an excellent glimpse into the joy and deeper spiritual purpose resonating within this endangered culture of the Tibetan people. Robert A. F. “Tenzin” Thurman, the President of Tibet House US says, "Don Farber has given us a great gift, using his consummate artistry to open a window upon the intimate presence of His Holiness at home, out in the world helping people, contemplating the ocean of life with his unaverted gaze of love and compassion.” Don Farber is one of the most significant chroniclers of Buddhism today. He has photographed Buddhist life for three decades and has been a special photographer for the Dalai Lama since 1989. He brings the spirit of modern Tibetan Buddhism alive with the inspirational exhibition, The Dalai Lama and His People. By following his footsteps through this photographic journey, we receive a rare view into the life of this beloved world religious leader. The photographs in the exhibition are available now in Farber's latest book, His Holiness the Dalai Lama –a vibrant collection of outstanding photographs presented with brief biographies and teachings–published by teNeues. ABOUT TIBET HOUSE US GALLERY - Since opening in 1998, the Tibet House US Gallery has featured exhibitions of classical and contemporary Tibetan art, as well as modern and contemporary art inspired by Tibetan culture. Exhibitions have included artworks from private collections and museums, as well as selections from Tibet House’s own Repatriation Collection. The Repatriation Collection represents an ongoing effort to conserve examples of Tibetan art and artifacts for their eventual repatriation. The 2,000 square foot Gallery is open to the public and includes a traditional Tibetan shrine room, which is available to visitors for quiet contemplation and meditation. Gallery Location: 22 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011. Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday from 12 to 5 p.m. ABOUT TIBET HOUSE US: Established in 1987 under the auspices of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tibet House is a non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy working to preserve, restore and present Tibet's unique cultural and spiritual heritage by means of a permanent cultural center, with gallery, library, and archives, and developing traveling exhibitions, print publications and media productions. Additionally they seek to share with the world Tibet's practical systems of spiritual philosophy and mind sciences, and its arts of human development, intercultural dialogues, nonviolence, and peacemaking, by means of innovative programs in cooperation with educational and other cultural institutions. Their New York City center is comprised of 7,000 square feet including gallery space, Tibetan Buddhist shrine, photographic archives, a lending library of over 1,000 volumes, and staff offices. In keeping with their mission as a cultural embassy, Tibet House U.S. develops and presents innovative educational and cultural programs for the general public. It serves as a central meeting place for the local Tibetan community to hold programs and events.

Happy Hour on the Harbor - Circle Line Downtown
September 15, 2011 - New York

Cruise along New York Harbor aboard our most luxurious yacht, ZEPHYR and enjoy a Happy Hour like never before. Straight up or on the rocks, every drink is on the water. Enjoy: 1 1/2 hour harbor cruise; Large dance floor; DJ Entertainment; 2 multiple level cash bars; Specialty and frozen drinks; Sun Deck and two fully enclosed, climate controlled decks. Must be 21 years of age or older, with valid ID.

Friends of the Scarsdale Library Book Sale - Scarsdale Public Library
September 15, 2011 - Scarsdale

Over 40,000 books in every category, including thousands of Children's and Young Adult, many like new. Through September 18.

K-2 Club - A Story from Cuba - White Plains Public Library
September 15, 2011 - White Plains

Afterschool storytime for Kindergarten-grade 2 with a craft and cookie snack. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the start of the program. Location: Story Trove.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
September 15, 2011 - White Plains

Join Toe every Thursday morning for stories and singing.

Treasures in the Attic: My 10 Years of Selling on the Internet - John C. Hart Memorial Library
September 15, 2011 - Shrub Oak

Susan Longo will share her stories about selling antiques and collectibles (and a $9,000 doll) over the internet for over 10 years. Registration required.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
September 15, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is requested.

Kids and Moms Knit - Pequot Library
September 15, 2011 - Southport

Beginner and experienced knitters are welcome to join in this knitting circle. Newcomers bring size 11 or 13 short needles and 200-yd. skein of non-fuzzy, bulky yarn. Registration required.

OFC Night: Thinking Back & Looking Forward - Options for College
September 15, 2011 - Manhattan

Join Options for College staff and students past, present, and future for a discussion on life before, during, and after college. Options for College counselors, SAT experts, and directors will discuss current work at OFC and how to get the most out of the college process. RSVP on the event's Facebook listing or by contacting Abby Kelly at akelly@optionsforcollege.com or 646-378-7864.

SCIENCE FUN - Earthplace
Through September 15, 2011 - Westport

Learn about crystals through various activities in this drop-off program for children in grades K-5. Advance registration required.

Fall Book Discussion: 'Washington, A Life' - Ossining Public Library
September 15, 2011 - Ossining

Reference librarian John Hawkins will lead a discussion about Ron Chernow's new biography, "Washington, A Life." 2nd Floor Conference Room.

Tales for Tails - Ossining Public Library
September 15, 2011 - Ossining

Children in grades 1 and up will practice their reading skills with a trained therapy dog in 15-minute sessions. Registration required. In the Children's Room.

Open Bounce Session - BounceU of Farmingdale
September 15, 2011 - Farmingdale

Enjoy an evening of music, inflatables, and games.

Thursday Corps - Prospect Park Bandshell
September 15, 2011 - Park Slope

Volunteer for crucial horticultural and maintenance projects around the Park. Call 718- 965-8960 for location.

Dance Around with Nat - The Moxie Spot
September 15, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Join Nat, the proprietor of The Moxie Spot, for an hour of singing, dancing around, and celebrating life.

Stargazing on Pier 1 - Brooklyn Bridge Park
September 15, 2011 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Join the Amateur Astronomers as they guide your eyes to the wonders of astronomy. Look for the telescopes on the Pier 1 promenade!

Children's Beginner Chess - Wilton Library
September 15, 2011 - Wilton

Children in grades 1-7 are invited learn the basics of chess including the history and rules of the game; basic checkmate themes and patterns, basic strategy and tactics. In-person registration is required.

Children's Advanced Chess - Wilton Library
September 15, 2011 - Wilton

Children in grades 3-7 are invited to review the basics, learn more advanced strategies and tactics, learn optimal opening and endgame play, and learn the importance of making and carrying out sound plans. In-person registration is required.

Mythology Club for Kids - Wilton Library
September 15, 2011 - Wilton

Children in grades 3-5 are invited to discuss The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan and enjoy snacks and activities about Greek Gods. A copy of Rick Riordan's latest novel will be raffled off. Registration required.

Paint Day - Staten Island Children's Museum
September 15, 2011 - Staten Island

Who knows? Picasso may have started like this!

Tot's Time Plus - Staten Island Children's Museum
September 15, 2011 - Staten Island

Preschoolers create artwork, perform sing-alongs, listen to stories, and visit exhibits.

Brooklyn Book Festival - Brooklyn Borough Hall
September 15, 2011 -

The largest free literary event in New York City presents an array of literary stars and emerging authors. Events are literary themed and include film screenings, parties, children's theatre, literary games, and author appearances. Check website for event times and locations.

Brooklyn Book Festival - Brooklyn Borough Hall
September 15, 2011 -

The largest free literary event in New York City presents an array of literary stars and emerging authors. Events are literary themed and include film screenings, parties, children's theatre, literary games, and author appearances. Check website for event times and locations.

Thursday Family Fun Night - KZAM
September 15, 2011 - Farmingdale

Drop in every Thursday for a one-of-a-kind experience at this new foam ball interactive play facility with 3 stories to climb and thousands of foam balls to shoot out of volcanos or blasters. Reservations are required.

StoryTime Yoga - Whole Foods Market - Lake Grove
September 15, 2011 - Lake Grove

Story time comes alive with stories,songs and animated yoga poses.

Healing Circle - The Family Wellness Center
September 15, 2011 - Plainview

The Healing Circle encourages balance of body, mind, and spirit by using a natural energy healing and relaxation technique involving light touch. The treatment is ideal for all ages and participants report reduced anxiety and stress, pain relief, and increased energy. Light refreshments will be served.

Monty's Music - White Plains Public Library
September 15, 2011 - White Plains

Music and movement for child and caregiver. For ages 3-5.

Free Fitness Walk - Fort Totten Park
September 15, 2011 - Bayside

Step out with us this summer by walking along Joe Michael's Mile (the esplanade between Fort Totten and Bayside Marina). Adults can join us for a fitness walk with other activities such as lunges, picking their arms up, and more. The program begins with a 5-minute warm up and ends with a 5-minute cool down. A volunteer personal trainer from the nearby Personal Fitness Consultants leads the walk and warm-ups. No experience is necessary, so start walking.

Pink: The Chronicles of BC Jenny - Alumni Auditorium, Columbia University Black Building
September 15, 2011 - New York

The play is a humorous, emotional and very real window into the life of a woman when diagnosed with breast cancer. The playwright Jenny Saldana, has toured venues around the country sharing her journey. The show is played out through a series of hysterical dream sequences and moments that reveal the world of a cancer patient. Tickets will be $20 per individual, $15 for students, seniors and groups over 10. Those interested should call me at 212-305-4486 or email edubinsky@womenatrisknyc.org to reserve in advance.

Long Island Parent Support Group, Sibling Group. and ABA Training Series - Yoga for Kids
September 15, 2011 - Baldwin

Taught by a certified yoga instructor, this class is for children with autism and their siblings. Preregistration is required. Contact Anne Denning at X1516 or Carolyn Abbott at X1253.

Camelot - The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
September 15, 2011 - Northport

King Arthur longs to create a perfectly principled kingdom but sees his dream undone by a tragic love triangle involving Queen Guenevere and his best friend Lancelot.

CMA TIme Capsule - Children's Museum of the Arts
September 15, 2011 - Manhattan

Share your memories of CMA at 182 Lafayette Street through a creative time capsule. Bring in pictures, special projects, or create something new to add.

Tribeca Cinemas Presents "The High Cost of Living" - Tribeca Cinemas
September 15, 2011 - Manhattan

Written and directed by Deborah Chow, this film starts with an accident. Henry (Zach Braff) makes a wrong turn and crashes into Nathalie (Isabelle Blais). In a fit of panic and over the legal limit, he runs away, leaving Nathalie lying in the street, unconscious, bleeding, and eight months pregnant. She wakes up in the hospital only to find her bright future destroyed and the baby she is still carrying dead. Her husband, Michel (Patrick Labbe) is too unnerved and emotionally bereft to deal with the tragedy. As her life unravels, she stumbles across Henry – who has been secretly searching for his victim. Unaware who he really is, Nathalie sees him as an unlikely guardian angel, everything Michel is not – compassionate, charming, and a little crazy. She finds a welcome relief in the tall, rumpled stranger that seems only too willing to offer her refuge. But Henry has his own problems. His past is catching up with him, and he soon discovers that the police are steadily closing in. The inevitable collision will force Henry and Nathalie to confront loss and life, and to ultimately decide whether the high cost of living is worth the price.

Tribeca Cinemas Presents 'Beware the Gonzo' - Tribeca Cinemas
September 15, 2011 - Manhattan

First-time director Bryan Goluboff's film is the story of a 17-year-old student who starts a revolution in his high school but nearly loses himself in the process. Eddie "Gonzo" Gilman (Ezra Miller) is the quintessential outsider - too smart to be a follower and too outspoken to be accepted. When Gavin Riley, the hugely popular editor of the newspaper (Jesse McCartney), fires Gonzo from the paper, Gavin has no idea what events he has inadvertently set into motion. Once ousted, Gonzo takes on a new role and thus a new era at the school is born. Gonzo becomes a rebel with a cause. Gonzo decides to become the voice of the oppressed, uniting all the nerds, outcasts, and geeks in the school. With help from a beautiful outsider (Zoe Kravitz), he begins publishing his own underground newspaper, one that isn't afraid to question authority and infuriate the school's principal and staff. But the more he uncovers about the injustices in his school, the more he learns that the truth comes with consequences in this fresh teen-angst comedy. The film also features Amy Sedaris, Campbell Scott, and Judah Friedlander.

Tribeca Cinemas Presents "Brothers Justice" - Tribeca Cinemas
September 15, 2011 - Manhattan

Directed by Dax Shepard and David Palmer; written by Shepard. In an attempt to shake up his career, actor Dax Shepard makes the decision to abandon comedy in pursuit of his true dream: to become an internationally-renown martial arts star. Without any formal martial arts training, or any real funding for his 'blockbuster' action movie script, Shepard enlists the help of his buddies including producer Nate Tuck and actor Tom Arnold. Together, they work towards Shepard's true passion while facing rejection at every turn. With maniacal conviction, Shepard journeys on a bizarre path that becomes increasingly nonsensical and destructive, all at the expense and exploitation of his personal and professional relationships. The Hollywood satire also features performances by Bradley Cooper and David Koechner ("Anchorman"), among others.

Tribeca Cinemas Presents "Grave Encounters" - Tribeca Cinemas
September 15, 2011 - Manahttan

Written and directed by the Vicious Brothers. Lance Preston and the crew of "Grave Encounters," a ghost-hunting reality television show, are shooting an episode inside the abandoned Collingwood Psychiatric Hospital, where unexplained phenomena has been reported for years. All in the name of good television, they voluntarily lock themselves inside the building for the night and begin a paranormal investigation, capturing everything on camera. They quickly realize that the building is more than just haunted - it is alive - and it has no intention of ever letting them leave. They find themselves lost in a labyrinth maze of endless hallways and corridors, terrorized by the ghosts of the former patients. They soon begin to question their own sanity, slipping deeper and deeper into the depths of madness, ultimately discovering the truth behind the hospital's dark past...and taping what turns out to be their final episode.

Side By Side By Sondheim - The Laurie Beechman Theatre
Through September 15, 2011 - New York

Broadway stars Sally Wilfert* (Assassins, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer), Kate Wetherhead* (Legally Blonde, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Paul Anthony Stewart* (The People in the Picture, Cyrano: The Musical, Fiddler on the Roof; TV: The Guiding Light, Loving), and Barbara Walsh* (Company, Nine, Falsettos) as the Narrator make up the cast of Side By Side By Sondheim, a musical revue of works from the legendary Stephen Sondheim’s musicals. Directed by Artist Director Richard Biever. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Music by Leonard Bernstein, Mary Rodgers, Richard Rodgers and Jule Styne. Tickets are $20 with a $15 food/beverage minimum and can be purchased by calling 212-695-6909. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association. AEA Showcase. Singing OnStage Productions (SOS) is a new musical theatre production company located in the heart of New York City’s theatre district. SOS is committed to developing new musicals and new talent by providing audition classes, showcase classes taught by industry leaders and producing showcase productions, all of which give participants the opportunity to hone their craft and to be seen by casting directors, directors, agents and other industry. In addition, SOS’s unique Music Director Training Program is a rare opportunity for talented musicians to develop their works and to learn from industry leaders the various skills necessary to be a successful music director. Artistic Director Richard Biever is the founder of Singing OnStage Productions in New York City. After attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Richard received a degree in voice and choral conducting from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, developing a long career as a music director, conducting shows around the U.S. and around the world. At Indiana University, he worked with alum Howard Ashman to produce the first college production of Little Shop of Horrors. Richard conducted the National and European tours of Little Shop and conducted a leg of the smash West Side Story European tour. Soon after, Richard began directing and received a MFA in Directing for the Musical Theatre Stage from Penn State University, under the tutelage of Tony-nominated director Susan H. Schulman. While at Penn State, he directed productions of Fat Pig, Romance, Romance, and Sunday in the Park with George, among others. In 2003, Richard and his wife Heidi opened Singing OnStage Studios, a musical theatre training school for children in State College, PA. In the fall of 2010, Richard founded Singing OnStage Productions in New York City, directing readings of Smile and Harmony, Kansas. For more information on Singing OnStage Productions, visit: http://singingonstageproductions.com/.

Yoga Program for Kids Ages 4-12 - Beth Israel Medical Center
September 15, 2011 - Manhattan

This program was developed for children with ADHD and autism spectrum disorders but is applicable as an important experience for all children. The program is designed to enhance learning and brain development for children by blending stories, yoga postures, breathing, and relaxation. The practice of yoga, with focus on the breath and postures, helps kids relax, focus, and become more flexible and emotionally balanced. The class is taught by integrative yoga therapist Jillian Friedman.

Tour de Fashion - Fashion District and Meatpacking District
Through September 15, 2011 - New York

During New York City’s Fashion Week 2011, fashionistas will have the opportunity to borrow one of the 30 bicycles designed by fashion royalty including Diane von Furstenberg, Isaac Mizrahi, Betsey Johnson, Elie Tahari and others. “Tour de Fashion,” was created by the Fashion Center Business Improvement District (BID) in an effort to highlight New York City’s legendary Fashion District as the birthplace and epicenter of American fashion. The bicycles were built in New York City by Bowery Lane Bicycles. Borrowing a bicycle is free of charge (credit card required) at either of two stations located in the Fashion District and Meatpacking District.

Music for Children Open House - Church of the Heavenly Rest
September 15, 2011 - Manhattan

In this free sample class, you'll experience Music for Children's creative curriculum that grows with children from birth to age 14. Classes are designed to meet students' developmental needs on an emotional, cognitive, physical, social, vocal, and mathematical level by connecting the art of the music with the heart of the child. Each class incorporates live piano, voice, and guitar. Call 203-854-9797 to register.

Khaled Live @ Slane Public House - Slane
September 15, 2011 - New York

This is Khaled's Debuts at Slane Public House Performing a 75 minute set of originals and covers. Thanks to www.TurnStyleMusicGroup.com for bringing the shows together. DOORS OPEN AT 9PM. This is a FREE show! Come sing your heart out! 21+ (West 4th subway stop on the B, D, F, M, A, C, E lines) http://www.slanenyc.com/ http://www.khaledis.me/ Khaled's music is the definition of East meets West. This unique style and sound, now dubbed Alternative World Fusion, brings together the music of cultures from the Middle East, the Mediterranean and the Americas. Khaled's latest album, "The Rabbit Hole", proves that Alternative World Fusion can be dark, sexy and Rock 'n Roll. "The Rabbit Hole" has been nominated for the Outstanding Album Award at the 2010 Hoboken Music Awards, and http://NJ.com named it one of Northern New Jersey's best albums of 2010 calling it, "...one of the most engaging and eclectic local releases of the year...the intricacy and passion of [Khaled's] guitar transcends language and culture and more than stands on its own...creating a freewheeling mix of love songs and instrumentals that truly earns the title 'world music.'"

Multilingual Mother Goose - Chappaqua Library
September 15, 2011 - Chappaqua

Learn and share songs and rhymes in other languages. Birth-5 years with adult. Please register.

Young Critics Book Discussion - Chappaqua Public Library
September 15, 2011 - Chappaqua

If your motto is, "Everyone is entitled to MY opinion," then this is the place for you! Good talk, good snacks for grades 4-6. Registration requested. Booklist available in the Children�s Room.

Challah Baking Workshop - JCC Mid-Westchester
September 15, 2011 - Scarsdale

A hands-on challah baking class. Learn how to braid and bake this traditional delicacy in one easy lesson.

Katonah Museum of Art CrossTalk Lecture Series - 'Burritos Over Broadway' - Katonah Village Library
September 15, 2011 - Katonah

Two experts talk on unrelated topics that lead to unexpected insights and connections. Audience Q and A follows. Tonight: TV chef Daisy Martinez and actor/director Chazz Palminteri.

Dailymotion's Music in Motion: Hal Willner's Freedom Rides Project - Highline Ballroom
September 15, 2011 -

Dailymotion, the world's largest independent web video site, presents "Music in Motion: Hal Willner's Freedom Rides" benefitting the William J. Clinton Foundation. Dailymotion's inaugural "Music in Motion" concert kicks off a series of electrifying musical fundraising events in cities across the U.S. Curated by acclaimed producer Hal Willner, this edition of "Music in Motion" features collaborative performances by music icons and will be streamed on Dailymotion.com with behind-the-scenes interviews, candid moments and more. Dailymotion will also host a charity auction, offering one-of-a-kind memorabilia from the event's legendary performers. The maverick music producer Hal Willner brings his singular genius for curating multi-artist concept shows to the music of the Civil Rights Movement. An all-star cast including many surprise guests joins a mind-blowing band and choir to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides, which integrated the interstate bus system and helped bring America's and the world's attention to the deprivations of the segregated South. In what promises to be an unforgettable event, Willner will convene his usual surprising and eclectic array of musicians, actors, and other artists - established and emerging, famous and infamous - to perform songs that inspired, illuminated, and sprang from the tumultuous aftermath of the Movement. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to the William J. Clinton Foundation, which President Bill Clinton established with the mission to alleviate poverty, improve global health, strengthen economies, and protect the environment, by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations, and private citizens — leveraging their expertise, resources, and passions — to turn good intentions into measurable results.

VONDA SHEPARD - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 15, 2011 - New York

Vonda Shepard's career has ranged in scope from early hits in the late '80s with "Don't Cry Ilene" (Reprise Records) and "Can't We Try" (with Dan Hill) to her work as an independent artist, and then as the voice of Ally McBeal, selling more than 12 million records worldwide throughout the span of the hit TV show. Her most recent CD From the Sun (as well as its live counterpart, From the Sun Tour: Live in San Javier) finds her indie roots firmly planted. Infusing her deep and melodic songwriting style with splashes of powerful vocals, From the Sun is her fourth collaboration with legendary producer Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Elvis Costello, Randy Newman). Froom describes the album as "modern-day soul" with Vonda's solid piano playing and soulful, blues-inspired voice driving the tracks. From the Sun also features guitarist James Ralston (Tina Turner), bassist Jim Hanson (Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen), and drummer Matt Chamberlain (David Bowie, Tori Amos, John Mayer), as well as mixer/engineer David Boucher (Daniel Powter, Indigo Girls, Andrew Bird). "I love performing live so much - I wanted to write songs that I could really wail on. I love the idea of making and releasing my own records exactly the way I envision them, then going on the road, getting the music out there and having a blast doing it all. I have tons of energy for music and life." From the Sun highlights the work of an artist who began performing original material at small L.A. clubs at age 14. Having released five studio albums of original material, a live retrospective and DVD, and four soundtracks for the series Ally McBeal since, Vonda is a remarkable talent with boundless energy and inspiration. Born in New York City, Vonda moved to California with her family as a child and began piano lessons at age six. By 21, she was working with Rickie Lee Jones, then Al Jarreau, and eventually Jackson Browne. In 1987, Vonda secured her first solo deal with Reprise Records and two years later an eponymous album was released. The Top 10 AC and VH1 single "Don't Cry Ilene" brought her outstanding and unmistakably bluesy voice to a wide audience and caught the attention of the critics. In 1992, the follow-up, The Radical Light was released. In 1995, no longer with Reprise, Vonda borrowed money (and Jackson Browne's studio) to make her third recording, It's Good, Eve, and released it independently. Without that generosity, It's Good, Eve would not have been made. It was this album that caught David E. Kelley's ear right at the moment he was searching for a voice for his new show Ally McBeal. Vonda's five-year stint with the show not only included performing on each episode, but it also entailed being the musical producer. Ninety percent of Vonda's work was done behind the scenes, producing many of the guest artists who appeared on the show which meant recording almost 500 songs featuring artists including Gladys Knight, Sting, Barry Manilow, Al Green, Chubby Checker, Jon Bon Jovi, and many more. For their efforts, Vonda and the cast won a Golden Globe, two Emmy Awards, a Screen Actors' Guild award, and a Billboard award for selling the most TV soundtrack records in history. Some of Vonda's richest material can be found on her 1999 album, By 7:30, which was also produced by Froom. The two went on to make 2002?s Chinatown. Vonda's tenth outing, Vonda Shepard Live: A Retrospective, celebrates her accomplishments as a great live performer. It includes a companion DVD that features performances, humorous moments, behind the scenes, and cameos from Shepard's friends, including David E. Kelley, Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls), Julia Fordham, Al Jarreau, Greg Germann, and Jackson Browne. In the words of Chris Willman from Entertainment Weekly, "The singer/songwriter genre doesn't get any better than this."

Open House - Music for Children - Norwalk/Westport
September 15, 2011 - Norwalk

Experience music programs designed for children from newborns to age 14. Each class meets your child's developmental needs on an emotional, cognitive, physical, social, vocal, and even mathematical level.

Open House - Music for Children - Trinity Episcopal Church
September 15, 2011 - Southport

Experience music programs designed for children from newborns to age 14. Each class meets your child's developmental needs on an emotional, cognitive, physical, social, vocal, and even mathematical level.

Grand Opening of Children's Library Discovery Center - Queens Library: Central Library Branch
September 15, 2011 - Jamaica

The Children's Library Discovery Center is full of lights, color, sounds, and activity. One example includes a representational map of Queens on the floor that features iconic landmarks. When a child stands on one, he hears appropriate sound effects such as piano music coming from the Steinway factory or jets at the airports. Children will instantly love the new center, and that is the basis for a lifelong love of learning.

Dora and Diego Party - Cupcake Corner Too
September 15, 2011 - Garden City

A fun-filled afternoon of Dora and Diego themed games, prizes, storytime, food, themed treats, dancing, and more. Adults are welcome to stay and join in on the fun at no additional charge. Reservations are required.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
September 15, 2011 - Garnerville

Stories, songs, puppets, and more are presented in Spanish and English. Registration begins one week before event for HKDPL cardholders and the day before for everyone else.

Jewish Speed Dating for Ages 25-39 at Flute Bar on 9/15 - Flute Bar -Midtown
September 15, 2011 - New York City

Jewish Speed Dating for Ages 25-39 at Flute Bar on 9/15 Time: 7:30pm Address: 205 West 54th Street, between 7th and 8th,New York, 10019 Bookings and more info: www.thespeeddating.us Tel: 646 845 0799 #1 Since 2003 we have been hosting Jewish speed dating events worldwide including London, UK, Tel Aviv, Israel and Paris, France with great success, over 50 couple married and many dating. This evening isn't just about finding your dream partner, it’s also about meeting new people and making new friends, you never know who knows who! Top venues, Quality crowd

Swan Lake - New York City Ballet
Through September 15, 2011 -

Swan Lake, the last of the great 19th-century Russian ballets, is a work of emotional intensity, inventive choreography and glorious music, a lyrical and moving musical/psychological dance drama. Although Swan Lake was also the last of the famed Tschaikovsky-Petipa-Ivanov ballets, it was actually the composer's first ballet score.

Andrea Bocelli - Live in Central Park - Central Park
September 15, 2011 -

The world's most famous tenor comes to New York City to offer a once-in-a-lifetime musical event: a free concert with the New York Philharmonic, led by conductor Alan Gilbert. Also scheduled to appear: the Westminster Symphonic Choir. 7pm.

Premiere Gala - New York Live Arts
September 15, 2011 -

The Premiere Gala will be an intimate, elegant event celebrating the launch of New York Live Arts' debut season. Join leaders in business, the visual arts, the performing arts, academia and other loyal supporters as we enjoy an evening of live performance beginning at 7 pm in our state-of-the-art theater in Chelsea followed by a custom dinner menu created by celebrity chef David Waltuck of Ark Restaurants and Chanterelle at 8:30 pm at the Paula Cooper Gallery in West Chelsea. To purchase Gala tickets or make a contribution to the event, please contact Gretchen Weber, Development Associate, Special Events at 212. 691. 6500 x377 or gweber@newyorklivearts.org.

Char Margolis - Serendipity 3
September 15, 2011 -

Internationally renowned psychic intuitive-medium Char Margolis will be leading a seance to contact the spirits of Serendipity past. The NYC landmark restaurant, founded in 1954, has been fodder for celebrity gossip dating back to Cary Grant and Grace Kelly who were there on a tryst, to Andy Warhol using the restaurant as his living room. Margolis hopes to reach the many bold-faced names that frequented the restaurant including Warhol, Elizabeth Taylor, Clark Gable, Dennis Hopper, Mae West, Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Marlene Dietrich, John Lennon, John Kennedy Jr., Jackie O and many more. The event which takes place on September 15th, the restaurant's 57th anniversary, hopes to attract family members, co-stars, and other people connected to the stars to help make contact with the departed spirits. In addition to the guests, Serendipity will have many celebrity artifacts that will help act as conduits to reach the spirits. Items such as Andy Warhol's signed life insurance policy, Clark Gables GQ Award, Jimmy Cagney's SAG card, Mae West's signed movie contract, an autographed photo of Marlene Dietrich, and an original Marilyn Monroe Look Magazine newsstand poster, will be displayed at the restaurant, all courtesy of Gotta Have It!. "Serendipity will be hosting this seance to commemorate our 57th anniversary. What better way than to celebrate with all our guests from the 57 years in business, past and present, on earth or beyond" Stephen Bruce - Serendipity 3 owner/founder. 11am-noon.

The Mommies - A Musical Blog - Landmark on Main Street
Through September 16, 2011 - Port Washington

A humorous look at the world of mommies…from pregnancy to empty nesting with laments about the postpartum blues, tween challenges, and a shout out to the Super Nanny for help with discipline. This production runs through September 16.

New York, New York - The Heckscher Museum
Through September 16, 2011 - Huntington

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, "New York, New York" pays tribute to the fortitude of New York City and the courage of her people. The city’s multi-faceted allure is revealed in images of architectural landmarks and daily life in her many neighborhoods. Works by Berenice Abbott, Gordon Grant, N. Jay Jaffee, Edward Moran, John Sloan, Abraham Walkowitz, Guy Wiggins, Garry Winogrand, and others.

Mother Goose Storytime - Greenwich Library
Through September 17, 2011 - Greenwich

Enjoy songs and stories geared towards babies, toddlers and pre-school children. No registration required.

Inspiration and Industry - American Women on the Home Front - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through September 18, 2011 -

The purpose of wartime posters was to unify and mobilize Americans. During World War I and World War II, U.S. government posters urged all citizens to make a personal commitment to the war effort. The special exhibition Inspiration and Industry draws upon original wartime posters to explore the contributions of women during these two conflicts.

Breaking Ground: The Whitney's Founding Collection - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through September 18, 2011 -

At the turn of the twentieth century, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an heiress and sculptor born to one of America's wealthiest families, began to assemble a rich and highly diverse collection of modern American art. This group of objects, combined with a trove of new works purchased around the time of the Whitney Museum's opening in 1931, came together to form the founding collection. This exhibition features a selected group of works from the approximately 1,000 objects in the Whitney's founding collection, including iconic paintings by artists such as Stuart Davis, Charles Sheeler, George Bellows, Rockwell Kent, Edward Hopper, and Georgia O'Keeffe, as well as works by lesser-known artists. Co-curated by Barbara Haskell and Sasha Nicholas. Breaking Ground: The Whitney's Founding Collection is the first in a multiyear series of exhibitions aimed at reassessing the museum's collection. Unfolding in chronological order over a two year period, these exhibitions will explore overlooked developments in American art and reconsider iconic figures and masterworks within new frameworks and contexts.

The American Lighthouse - Mystic Seaport
Through September 18, 2011 - Mystic

An exhibition celebrating the nation's lighthouses.

CT Responds and Reflects - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through September 18, 2011 - Fairfield

A retrospective of letters, printed materials and photographs honoring the Connecticut first responders of the 9/11 attacks.

Storywalk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 18, 2011 - Scarsdale

Reading and nature walks - this innovative program combines the two. Naturalist John Mancuso leads you along a woodland trail to enjoy Farfallina & Marcel, a favorite children's storybook. Kids can come by to enjoy Farfallina & Marcel as many times as they want, all summer long. Recommended for ages 8 and younger. Through September 18.

FREE Summer Street Theater Tour - Theater for the New City
Through September 18, 2011 - New York

An upcoming Street Theater Tour, which is FREE to the public. It’s Theater for the New City’s 35th Annual Summer Street Theater Tour. BAMBOOZLED! Or THE REAL REALITY SHOW is a rip-roaring Musical, a little Operetta for the Street. It is a funny and enjoyable street theater performance for the whole family. Performances take place in all the five Boroughs of New York City, please see the schedule at http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/street.htm All performances are FREE.

'Here Is New York' - 9/11 Memorial Photography Exhibit - 195 Broadway
Through September 18, 2011 - New York

L&L Holding Company and the New-York Historical Society have partnered to present Here is New York @ 195 Broadway, a memorial installation of more than 500 images from the acclaimed exhibition Here is New York: a Democracy of Photographs, in the historic lobby of 195 Broadway – a block from the World Trade Center site – to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001. The free exhibition will be open to the public beginning Saturday, September 10 through Sunday, September 18, from 10am to 6pm daily, at 195 Broadway, between Fulton and Dey Streets, in Manhattan. Here is New York photographs – which have been displayed in top museums and public spaces around the world, and are now part of the New-York Historical Society’s permanent collection -- will be installed in the lobby of 195 Broadway, which features 35-foot ceilings and massive Doric columns. Completed in 1916, the landmarked building was the longtime headquarters of AT&T and the site of the first transcontinental telephone call. The New-York Historical Society will also present a complementary commemorative installation at its 170 Central Park West headquarters. Remembering 9/11 offers the public additional photographs from the Here is New York collection, as well as letters written to police officers and firefighters; objects that were placed in makeshift shrines around New York; images and texts from the New York Times “Portraits of Grief” series; photographs of the Tribute in Light; and drawings of the National September 11 Memorial, designed by architect Michael Arad with the assistance of landscape architect Peter Walker. The installation will be on view from September 8, 2011, through April 1, 2012. Here is New York: a Democracy of Photographs began as a unique exhibition and sale of photographs taken by amateurs and professionals alike in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Anyone who had taken pictures relating to the tragedy was invited to submit their images to the gallery, where they were digitally scanned, printed and displayed alongside the work of top photojournalists and other professional photographers. The photographs were initially displayed in a SoHo storefront and have since been installed, in varying forms, in museums and public spaces in New York City and locations around the world.

"Here Is New York'" - A 9/11 Memorial Photography Exhibit - 195 Broadway
Through September 18, 2011 - Manhattan

L&L Holding Company and the New-York Historical Society have partnered to present a memorial installation of more than 500 images from the acclaimed exhibition "Here is New York: a Democracy of Photographs," in the historic lobby of 195 Broadway - a block from the World Trade Center site - to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the tragedy of September 11, 2001. The photographs - which have been displayed in top museums and public spaces around the world and are now part of the New-York Historical Society's permanent collection - will be installed in the lobby of 195 Broadway, which features 35-foot ceilings and massive Doric columns. Completed in 1916, the landmark building was the longtime headquarters of AT&T and the site of the first transcontinental telephone call. "Here is New York: a Democracy of Photographs" began as a unique exhibition and sale of photographs taken by amateurs and professionals alike in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Anyone who had taken pictures relating to the tragedy was invited to submit their images to the gallery, where they were digitally scanned, printed, and displayed alongside the work of top photojournalists and other professional photographers. The photographs were initially displayed in a SoHo storefront and have since been installed, in varying forms, in museums and public spaces in New York City and locations around the world.

Spanish Speaking Parenting - Saltzman Community Center
Through September 19, 2011 - Hempstead

Enhance your parenting skills in this 6-week course. Topics include strengthening the parent-child relationship, effective discipline, raising healthy children, time management, and building a support system. Call for exact times and to register.

Young Architects Program 2011 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 19, 2011 - New York

This exhibition features the proposals of the five finalists in the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program and the five finalists from our new affiliated program at the National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome. Now in its 12th edition, the Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1 offers emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year's winners to develop highly innovative designs for a temporary outdoor installation at MoMA PS1 that provides shade, seating, and water. The architects must also work within guidelines that address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling. For the first time, MoMA and MoMA PS1 are partnering with another institution, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts of Rome in Rome (MAXXI), to create an international Young Architects Program network. The winning designs, by Interboro Partners (Brooklyn) at MoMA PS1 and stARTT (Rome) at MAXXI, will be on view throughout the summer in the respective museum courtyards. The project submissions of all the finalists -- including Raffaella De Simone/Valentina Mandalari (Palermo), Ghigos Ideas (Lissone/Milan), Asif Khan (London), and Langarita Navarro Arquitectos (Madrid) for Rome; and formlessfinder (Brooklyn), IJP (London), MASS Design Group (Cambridge), and Matter Practice (Brooklyn) for New York -- are exhibited at both venues.

Plant Sale - Wave Hill
Through September 23, 2011 - Bronx

The end of summer doesn't need to mean the end of gardening with the kids. Visit The Shop at Wave Hill for their popular annual sale of signature plants. Then, take them home and get creative. Decorate pots for indoor plants that will help beat the inevitable winter blues or plant some to add some last-minute color to the front yard, communal garden, or windowsill box.

Steely Dan - Beacon Theatre
Through September 23, 2011 - New York

Steely Dan will return to the legendary Beacon Theatre in New York City and perform seven shows beginning September 14 through September 23, 2011. Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Steely Dan dazzled the public and critics alike in 2009 with their classic-albums-in-full "Rent Party Tour." Now the band is responding to overwhelming popular demand and returning to give fans more Steely Dan action with a new summer tour, Shuffle Diplomacy Twenty Eleven. This year's tour will showcase greatest hits and deep cuts alike; plus select cities including New York will feature performances of complete albums plus fan voting online to determine a night's set. Steely Dan masterminds Walter Becker and Donald Fagen have announced this year's program will also include an idealistic strategy for World Peace. For Shuffle Diplomacy Twenty Eleven, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker are back with their awesome group of players, now dubbed the Miles High Big Band, and their saucy backup trio, the Embassy Brats. The Band and the Brats include Keith Carlock (drums); Jon Herington (guitar); Freddie Washington (bass); Jim Beard (keys); Michael Leonhart, Walt Weiskopf, Roger Rosenberg and Jim Pugh (horns); plus background singers Carolyn Leonhart, Cindy Mizelle, and Catherine Russell. As part of their NYC engagement at the Beacon Theatre this year, the band will be playing special sets on each night. The September 14th show, entitled "Dawn of the Dan" will showcase tracks from the band's first three albums - Can't Buy A Thrill, Countdown to Ecstasy, and Pretzel Logic. On September 16, 19, and 20, the shows will feature full album performances of Gaucho, Aja and The Royal Scam respectively. On September 23, the band will play selections from Everything Must Go, Two Against Nature and The Royal Scam, along with additional favorites and selected hits. The September 17th performance is billed as "Rarities Night" defined as the unreleased, the mythic, the reborn, the rarely-if-ever-heard; on this numinous Night of Nights, all will be revealed (along with additional selected favorites and hits). By popular demand, Steely Dan is bringing back a request night on September 22nd where fans can vote for their favorite hits at www.beacontheatre.com/steelydan.

Yoga in the Park - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through September 24, 2011 - Long Island City

Come to Socrates Sculpture Park every Saturday, May through September, for free yoga classes designed for all experience levels. Kripalu yoga is a system of Hatha yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this waterfront environment of nature and art. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and bring a mat or a towel.

Capoeira in the Park - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through September 24, 2011 - Long Island City

Come to Socrates Sculpture Park every Saturday, May through September, for free capoeira classes designed for all experience levels. Capoeira is a lively martial art that originated in Brazil over 450 years ago. Taught by Professor Abar?, self-defense techniques are concealed by graceful dance moves and acrobatics set to music.

The Lapsburgh Layover - Ars Nova
Through September 24, 2011 - New York

Welcome to Lapsburgh, your new home for your one hour layover! Our model citizens have prepared an exemplary theatrical entertainment for you to pass the time in maximum comfort and pleasure. We know you will be beguiled by Lapsburgh's many charms, and our people are on hand to embrace you! Laugh and weep your American travel stress away and make yourself at home in Lapsburgh. Please don't go! An Ars Nova commissioned piece from the twisted minds of The Berserker Residents. Written and Performed by JUSTIN JAIN, DAVE JOHNSON, LEAH WALTON, BRADLEY K. WRENN. Developed and Directed by OLIVER BUTLER. Scenic Design LISI STOESSEL Costume Design SYDNEY MARESCA Lighting Design BRIAN TOVAR Sound Design M.L. DOGG Production Stage Manager DONALD BUTCHKO Stage Manager CATHERINE ANNE TUCKER

What Matters Now? Exhibition - Aperture Foundation
Through September 24, 2011 - New York

The exhibition in progress What Matters Now? Proposals for a New Front Page will combine the crowd sourcing of images and ideas with the curatorial engagement of six visual image specialists. Over two weeks, blank walls will be filled with proposals for the contents of a 'New Front Page' in a post-9/11, globalized world.

Pilates in the Park - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through September 25, 2011 - Long Island City

Come to Socrates Sculpture Park, Sundays beginning May 8 through September, for free pilates classes for all experience levels. Classical pilates encourages proper breathing, spinal alignment, core strengthening, muscle flexibility and balance in the body. Taught by Cortnie Vitali, participants will leave feeling empowered and stress free.

Tai Chi in the Park - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through September 25, 2011 - Long Island City

Come to Socrates Sculpture Park for free tai chi classes for all experience levels. Led by members of the Taoist Tai Chi Society, these classes offer the opportunity to relax and exercise among the changing exhibitions of contemporary outdoor sculpture.

Pirate Snorkel Adventure - Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center
Through September 25, 2011 - Riverhead

Interactive Pirate Snorkel Adventure: help Captain Poseidon locate missing treasure. While searching the lagoon, you'll see tropical fish from all around the world. Call for reservations: maximum 15 participants per session. Daily from July 2 through Labor Day, then on weekends in September.

The Ohmies: 'Morning Wish Garden' - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through September 25, 2011 - Manhattan

Dance, stretch, and giggle with Bella Butterfly and Carlin Caterpillar on their journey to wake up Mr. Sun. Along the way, The Ohmies lead the audience in a series of yoga-inspired dance exercises as they make new friends and shake off their worries. For tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or visit www.TicketCentral.com.

FIGMENT Sculpture Garden - Governors Island
Through September 25, 2011 - New York

See 17 amazingly creative, interactive, and sustainable sculpture projects on display.

‘Curious George: Let’s Get Curious’ - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through September 25, 2011 - Manhattan

Explore the neighborhood where Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat live. Encounter new challenges, materials, and ideas and learn like Curious George - through direct experience and problem-solving! Based on H.A. and Margret Rey's classic stories and the PBS KIDS® television series, feed children's natural curiosity as they explore early science, math, and engineering through hands-on play.

‘Curious George: Let’s Get Curious’ - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through September 25, 2011 - New York

Explore the neighborhood where Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat live. Encounter new challenges, materials, and ideas and learn like Curious George – through direct experience and problem-solving! Based on H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories and the PBS KIDS® television series, feed children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on play.

Sundae Sermon - Morningside Park
Through September 25, 2011 - Manhattan

Harlem's feel-good music and film series features a wide array of acclaimed international and local NYC DJ's spinning positive vibrations by way of soulful house, disco, classics, Afro-beat, Latin tunes, and more. There is dancing for all and activities for children, including face painting, hula hoops, and ball games.

Shakespeare's Gospel Parodies - West Park Church
Through September 25, 2011 - New York

"Shakespeare’s Gospel Parodies: A Medieval Mystery Tour" puts a modern twist on the Medieval Mystery Play Cycle with a “Living Museum” performance that mixes live actors with supporting dramaturgy via YouTube and self-guided tours available with WiFi so bring your smart phones! The Shakespeare plays contains 14 resurrections, 12 Apocalypses, 5 Virgin Mary Allegories, 3,000 additional religious references, a variety of Christ figures and were written using 14 different translations of the Bible. And yet none of the plays end in Paradise. Why do the Marys (Juliet, Ophelia, Desdemona) die before giving birth to the savior? Why are the Messiah figures (Laertes, Shylock, Bottom/Pyramus) defeated? Why is Hamlet an anti-Christ who compares his mother to the Whore of Babylon? Could the Shakespeare Gospel Allegories be not the work of a devoted Christian, but Satires? Could the foundational texts of Western drama question the validity of its literature? Join the Dark Lady Players as they explore these questions and their possibly solutions. www.facebook.com/darkladyplayers RSVP: darkladyplayers@aol.com

New York Renaissance Faire - Sterling Forest State Park
Through September 25, 2011 - Tuxedo

The 34th Annual New York Renaissance Faire runs for eight consecutive weekends, through September 25. See jousting, a living chess match, and hundreds of brightly costumed performers enjoying a modern interpretation of 16th-century England.

Shakespeare's Gospel Parodies; A Medieval Mystery Tour - West Park Church
Through September 25, 2011 - New York

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