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

Salsa Dinner Cruises featuring Son D' Aqui - Spirit of New Jersey
September 16, 2011 -

Enjoy Live Salsa Band Son D' Aqui as they play popular hits from the '70s to today, including top salsa, merengue and bachata. Son D' Aqui is internationally known and has played with top Latin artists in the industry. Boarding: 7:30pm; cruising: 8-11pm. Price: From $85.90 per person.

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.

Family Fun Pizza & Movie Night - Charlotte's Place
September 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Bring the family to a screening of "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" and enjoy a pizza dinner.

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.

Stroller Tours - Katonah Museum of Art
September 16, 2011 - Katonah

Parents and caregivers can enjoy an exhibition tour specially designed for adults with children under 2 years old. Engage in conversation, participate in activities and explore ideas inspired by the Museum's exhibition, Double Solitaire: The Surreal Worlds of Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy.

Happy Hour on the Harbor - Circle Line Downtown
September 16, 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.

Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs - Charlotte's Place
September 16, 2011 - New York

It’s Friday night, you made it through the week, the kids are hungry, and you’re too tired to cook. Bring the whole family to Charlotte’s Place (109 Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan) at 6 PM on September 16 for free Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night. September’s movie is Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. In this installment of the popular animated comedy/action series, Sid's friends must rescue him after the giant ground sloth’s attempt to adopt three “abandoned” dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their T-Rex mother and taken to a hidden, underground world. Charlotte’s Place is a new gathering space in Lower Manhattan. Open to everyone, it is supported and operated by Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish in the city of New York. For upcoming fall movies, visit http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/calendar, or check the Charlotte’s PlaceFacebook and Twitter pages. WHAT: Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night Trinity Wall Street continues its series of free family movie and pizza nights at Charlotte’s Place, a new gathering space operated by Trinity, with Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, the third installment of the popular animated comedy/action series. WHEN: Friday, September 16 from 6 PM -7:30 PM WHERE: Charlotte’s Place 109 Greenwich Street (rear of 74 Trinity Place), between Rector and Carlisle Streets ADMISSION: Free and open to all INFORMATION: http://www.trinitywallstreet.org; 212-602-0800

A Night of French Romantic Music: Le Violon et la Voix - Christ and St. Stephen's Church
September 16, 2011 - Manhattan

A night of romantic French music featuring the unique combination of the violin and voice. The program will include French art songs and violin sonatas, including works by Faure, Franck, Poulenc, Debussy, Ravel, Ysaye, and Donizetti, and ending with an exciting violin-voice-piano trio, "Dans Le Soir," by Camille Saint-Saens. New York violinist Akiko Kobayashi, praised for her "warm tone and precise and honest playing, with no artificial effects," performs with Canadian lyric soprano Vania Chan, who has delighted audiences with her "lovely effortless singing and crystal clear tone."

Friday Morning Summer Program for Kids - Governors Island
September 16, 2011 - New York

National Park Rangers present a thematic living history experience where children of all ages, with their chaperons, are invited to learn about the historic role of the people of Governors Island. Children will meet with an array of "guests" from the past such as soldiers from the Civil War, Confederate Prisoners, civilians, or a member from the Women's Army Corps.

Spring Awakening - White Plain Performing Arts Center
September 16, 2011 - White Plains

The winner of 8 Tony Awards explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion.

Sesame Street Live 'Elmo Makes Music' - Nassau Coliseum
September 16, 2011 - Uniondale

Jenny, a music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street to discover that her instruments are missing. The Muppets come to the rescue and find 'instruments' they never knew existed. Elmo and friends teach children that everyone can make beautiful music.

Preschool Alternative Open House - Rutgers Presbyterian Church
September 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Meet the teachers and tour the facilities. This program offers enrichment in art, science, literacy, soccer, dance/movement, music, yoga, and Mandarin in a nurturing, noncompetitive environment featuring small class size and a flexible schedule.

Friends of the Scarsdale Library Book Sale - Scarsdale Public Library
September 16, 2011 - Scarsdale

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

Farmer's Market - New Rochelle
September 16, 2011 - New Rochelle

Fresh, local baked goods, fruit, herbs, organic produce, specialty foods, vegetables, and more.

Open Gym with Free Bonus Tokens - The Sports Place
September 16, 2011 - Blauvelt

Mention Rockland Parent when you buy five bags of tokens and get one free.

Storytime: Hispanic Heritage Month - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
September 16, 2011 - West Nyack

Barnes & Noble observes National Hispanic Heritage Month with stories from places around the globe such as Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Children ages 2-10 are invited to celebrate the history and rich culture of these areas and learn some Spanish words, too. All storyimes include an artistic activity.

Tales for Tots @ The Field - The Field Library
September 16, 2011 - Peekskill

Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun. This interactive storytime is designed for tots 2 and up - with a caregiver. No sign-up necessary.

Tween LEGO Engineers - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
September 16, 2011 - Garnerville

Use the library's LEGOs or bring your own. Work with friends or make new ones. No registration required.

LEGO League - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
September 16, 2011 - Garnerville

Use the library's LEGOs or bring your own. Work with friends or make new ones. No registration required.

A Taste of Shabbat - JCC Rockland
September 16, 2011 - West Nyack

Parents or grandparents wtih kids ages 1-5 are invited to welcome and celebrate Shabbat. Participants will sing songs with Israel emissary Daniel Sonnenschein, share stories, and make crafts with the help of Rockland mom Avival Kohl.

Trains, Planes and Automobiles - Ossining Public Library
September 16, 2011 - Ossining

Children over 2 and their adult caregivers will enjoy stories and free play with the Library's collections of cars, trucks, and trains. In the Children's Room.

Brick Builders - Ossining Public Library
September 16, 2011 - Ossining

Children in grades 1 and up are invited to join the Library's structured Lego-building club. No registration required, but limited to the first 20 children. In the Children's Room.

Evening Howl for Pups of All Ages - Wolf Conservation Center
September 16, 2011 - South Salem

Two new ambassador wolf pups are now living in the center. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families. Take a short sunset hike to howl with the wolves. Bring flashlights and cameras. Weather-appropriate treats will be served. Pre-registration required.

Preschool Playdate - BounceU of Farmingdale
September 16, 2011 - Farmingdale

Little ones can enjoy music, games, a small snack, and playtime on the giant inflatable toys.

Annie Get Your Gun - Broadhollow's BayWay Arts Centre
September 16, 2011 - East Islip

The whole family will enjoy this movie.

Storytime with Emily - The Moxie Spot
September 16, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Story time is led by Emily Terte, the creative director of The Moxie Spot. She has years of experience working with young children as an elementary school teacher and librarian, and she combines her love of books, puppets, and children to give children (and parents) an extraordinary story time experience.

Sesame Street Live 'Elmo Makes Music' - Nassau Coliseium
September 16, 2011 - Uniondale

Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing. Jenny's new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover "instrument" they never knew existed?rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars. Elmo and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together. Ask about the Sunny Seats Package that includes a VIP seat and meet and greet with two Sesame Street Live friends.

Kidz Cook: Tea and Cucumber Sandwiches - Staten Island Children's Museum
September 16, 2011 - Staten Island

Have some tea and cucumber sandwiches: delightfully polite little luncheon.

FALL CRAFTS AT LYNDHURST - Lyndhurst
September 16, 2011 - Tarrytown

Browse handcrafted jewelry, home decor items, furniture and sculptures from more than 250 artists and craftspeople from around the country. Specialty foods and children's activities will also be available.

Transit Tots - New York Transit Museum
September 16, 2011 - Brooklyn

Just for the youngest transit fans, this weekly drop-in program is free with admission! Each Friday there'll be something new: transportation stories, hands-on activities, and maybe even a surprise guest visitor.

Fireworks and Karaoke - Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park
September 16, 2011 - Coney Island

Now that the Coney Island has lost "Shoot the Freak," that infamous boardwalk attraction that introduced your children to guns, Deno's amusement park offers something for your Glee-watching future Sinatra: Karaoke. Coinciding with the summer fireworks that happen at every Friday at 9:30pm, kids and adults work their vocal cords without shame.

Brooklyn Book Festival - Brooklyn Borough Hall
September 16, 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.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Walt Whitman branch
September 16, 2011 - Fort Greene

Babies and toddlers, 18 to 36 months, enjoy stories and playtime.

Evening Howl for Pups of All Ages - Wolf Conservation Center
September 16, 2011 - South Salem

Two new ambassador wolf pups are now living in the center. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families. Take a short sunset hike to howl with the wolves. Bring flashlights and cameras. Weather-appropriate treats will be served. Pre-registration required.

My Own Private Idaho - Museum of the Moving Image
September 16, 2011 - Astoria

Call the babysitter, grab your significant other, and head on over to the Museum of the Moving Image for an indie flick on a Friday night. Phoenix and Reeves are star-crossed lovers in this freewheeling adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV. An affecting and poetic study of alienated youth and gay counterculture, the film is one of the milestones of the 1990s New Queer Cinema.

Sesame Street Live--Elmo Makes Music - Nassau Coliseium
September 16, 2011 - Uniondale

Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music. When instruments go missing, rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars come to the rescue.

Radiant/Teen Combo Class - Balance-Body, Mind & Soul Saint James
September 16, 2011 - Saint James

A class for teens and tweens to learn more challenging poses and further build flexibility while continuing to promote self-confidence, awareness, stability and control.

Autumn Leaves Storytime - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
September 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Celebrate the arrival of autumn with stories about the changing seasons, then hunt for flowers and leaves inside and outside of the museum. Afterward, make a leaf rubbing to take home. An optional brief tour of the period rooms will follow.

Rock Concert - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
September 16, 2011 - Dix Hills

See this performance of the Eagles greatest hits with Desert Highway.

Friday Flicks: Limitless - South Huntington Public Library
September 16, 2011 - Huntington Station

A man takes an experimental drug that allows him to use 100 percent of his brain, which initially brings success, but his life soon spirals out of control.

I Ought to be in Pictures - Arena Player's Main Stage
September 16, 2011 - East Farmingdale

Herb, a once successful writer, has his confidence shattered when he is suddenly visited by his teenage daughter. Herb had left his family 16 years ago.

Camelot - The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
September 16, 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.

Post Cards to the New CMA - Children's Museum of the Arts
September 16, 2011 - Manhattan

Children will hand draw and paint postcards that will be sent to the museum's new home (opening October 1). These postcards, which will be mailed or hand-delivered, could include your goodbyes to the old space, hellos to new space, and what you would like to see at the new museum.

Stroller Strides - Fitness for Mom, FUN for Kids! - Heckscher Park
September 16, 2011 - Huntington

Each class consists of a one-hour workout for mom complete with walking intervals, body toning and strengthening components. For Children, certified instructors weave letters,numbers, nursery rhyme songs and visual props into the body of the class.

Free GED Tutoring Help - Mamaroneck Public Library District
September 16, 2011 - Mamaroneck

Do you want to get your GED, but need help with math, writing, or understanding what's on the test? Starting September 16th, tutors are available Fridays to help you prepare for the exam. Contact Robin Osborne at (914) 231-3237 or rosborne@wlsmail.org for further information.

Free Teen Yoga - Hudson Yoga
September 16, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

Teens are introduced to yoga through an integrative approach in a safe environment that nurtures their self-confidence, respect and love for themselves and others.

A Night of French Romantic Music - Le Violon et la Voix! - Christ and St.Stephen's Church
September 16, 2011 - New York

A night of Romantic French music featuring the unique combination of the violin and voice on Friday, September 16 at 7:30pm at Christ and St.Stephen's Church in New York. Program of French art songs and violin sonatas including works by Faure, Franck, Poulenc, Debussy, Ravel, Ysaye and Donizetti, and ending with an exciting violin-voice-piano trio, "Dans Le Soir," by Camille Saint-Saens. New York violinist Akiko Kobayashi, praised for her "warm tone and precise and honest playing, with no artificial effects," performs with Canadian lyric soprano Vania Chan, who has delighted audiences with her "lovely effortless singing and crystal clear tone." Tickets are available for purchase at: http://akikokobayashi.net/violon_voix_tickets.htm. Pre-purchased tickets are $10, and at the door $15. For more info, call 914.434.0573 or email akiko@akikokobayashi.net.

Harvest Crafts - Chappaqua Public Library
September 16, 2011 - Chappaqua

Kids in grades 2-4 will construct a fall mobile. Registration requested.

Parents' Night Out - Great Play of Scarsdale
September 16, 2011 - Scarsdale

This drop-off program gives parents the opportunity to take a well-deserved break while children have a blast playing age-appropriate games, eating pizza, hearing stories and jokes, and watching a G-rated movie.

Basia - Highline Ballroom
September 16, 2011 -

The Polish-born Basia crossed the Iron Curtain in the '80s to become an international pop singer and fixture on "jazz-lite" stations everywhere. Born in the industrial city of Jaworzno, she first performed with the all-female group Ali Babki in 1975, touring the Soviet bloc for two years. In 1979 she moved to Chicago to sing with a cover band in a Polish-American club. Two years later she was in London, singing for the jazz-funk group Bronze. She then joined Matt Bianco, a threesome whose hit record, Whose Side Are You On?, featured a smooth pop blend of jazz and Latin styles. In 1985 Basia left Matt Bianco to go solo, taking keyboardist Danny White with her as cowriter. Her first album, the platinum Time and Tide (#36, 1988), yielded the pop hits "Time and Tide" (#26, 1988) and "New Day for You" (#53, 1989). She continued to explore soul, samba, swing, and bossa nova on London Warsaw New York (#20, 1990), a platinum album that featured the single "Cruising for Bruising" (#29, 1990). The Sweetest Illusion (1994) included more Latin-tinged material, including the salsa-styled "An Olive Tree." The Sweetest Illusion didn't sell nearly as well as its predecessors, and the singer followed it up with the 1995 live set, Basia on Broadway. Culled from dates during Basia's engagement at New York City's Neil Simon Theatre, the album consists of hits and new material; one track features saxophonist Jay Beckenstein from the MOR jazz combo Spyro Gyra. Basia's 1998 best-of includes four songs previously unreleased in the U.S.

NATURAL SELECTION 04 - Highline Ballroom
September 16, 2011 -

S.P.Y has firmly established himself as one of the most exciting producers and DJs in drum & bass, earning support across the scene with consistent releases on top labels such as RAM, Innerground, Soul:r, Metalheadz, and Shogun. In demand as a DJ, producer, collaborator (with the likes of Marcus Intalex, Marky, and Total Science) and remixer (Goldie, Deadmau5, Claude van Stroke, and Zinc feat Miss Dynamite) he's keeping up the pace in 2011 with further releases set for Soul:r, Subtitles, Razors Edge, and Reinforced early in the year, plus bigger projects in the pipeline. D-Bridge is a legendary figure in drum & bass. Though his career stretches back to the early '90s, it was in his role as one quarter of the irrepressible drum & bass super-group Bad Company in the late '90s and early '00s that he really stamped his mark on the scene, dominating the sound of drum & bass during that period. Tunes like "The Nine," "Planet Dust," and "Nitrous" are unforgettable classics and are the tip of the iceberg of an incredible back catalog of work from the foursome. Since Bad Company disbanded, D-Bridge has carved a superb reputation as a solo artist, with a more refined sound that is no less effective in the clubs, with tunes like "True Romance," "Odessa," and "Twilight," leaving a lasting impression on the scene. His label Exit Records is renowned for quality over quantity, with all releases carrying a touch of class. IN addition, D-Bridge is a highly sought-after DJ, and his widespread appeal is best demonstrated by the fact that he regularly appears at nearly every one of our wide range of drum & bass nights, from the tough beats of Renegade Hardware to the soulful vibes of Swerve, via Ram Records rave-up and Shogun Audio's slightly more left-of-center throw-down. Robert Manos is a vocalist/musician who grew up in Europe, East Africa, and New York. His first release of note was a collaboration with Alexi Delano on the deep house track "Round and Round" on the STATRA label remixed by Charles Webster and J.T Donaldson. On a visit to Sweden, Manos was introduced to Jesper Dahlback and Sebastian Ahrenberg (Seba) with whom he co-wrote "My World" for the SVEK label. From this meeting also came "16 stories" (METALHEADZ), Manos's first drum and bass release with Seba with whom he has worked ever since. Some of these releases include "Heaven Sent" (SOUL:R), "Move On" (HOSPITAL). "Last Goodbye" (PARADOX MUSIC). "Wild One" (METALHEADZ), and "Make Peace"(SUBJECT 13). Also in collaboration with Jesper Dahlback and John Dahlback under the name Hugg n Pepp came Mazarin, Robban, and more recently "Sweet Rosie". Also on Adam Beyer's TRUE SOUL label came "Before its all gone." Manos's first album, entitled "Angel Road," was released in 2009 on MOLE RECORDINGS. He recently returned to the US from performances in Europe with Seba and Paradox.

BILAL'S LITTLE ONE SUMMER TOUR - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 16, 2011 - New York

Bilal Oliver was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Coming from what he describes as a "regular kind of neighborhood", Bilal was first introduced to music when he attended a small local church. The congregation, made up of mostly family members, became his foremost musical outlet. In his later years, Bilal's father introduced him to the jazz clubs around the city. It wasn't until Bilal attended the Philadelphia High School for Creative Performing Arts that he really started taking his music seriously, realizing this was the direction he wanted to go with his life. While at the school, Bilal, along with his peers, began to experiment with songwriting and became completely enamored with Jazz. "I wanted to sing Jazz, play Jazz, and write Jazz tunes." The effect of being immersed into a creative, music infused environment caused the young Bilal to interpret his voice as an instrument especially in the songs he began to write. After high school, Bilal was accepted to the New School for Social Research, a prestigious avant-garde university in New York. While there, he studied Jazz and continued to develop his affinity for songwriting. Bilal was able to experience the nightlife of New York City by frequenting night clubs and gaining a true knowledge of the NYC music scene. While frequenting the famed Wetlands' Nightclub, he became acquainted with The Roots, Q Tip, Common, Erykah Badu and Mos Def. Bilal would also take part in jam sessions with his New School professors and classmates. It was during one of these sessions that Bilal met Aaron Coleman of the Spin Doctors. The two hit it off and soon private jam sessions in Coleman's home gave birth to a demo of songs that would land Bilal a record deal with Interscope. Bilal was moving in the direction he desired and moving fast. He left the New School, focusing on his musical career and began creating music at the famed Electric Lady Studios. At this time, Common was working on his Like Water for Chocolate album at Electric Lady. Bilal, sitting in on the recording sessions, became an integral part of the album. Later sessions with Questlove of The Roots introduced Bilal to J Dilla and sparked a fruitful working relationship between the two. Once the album was near completion, label pressures coerced Bilal into working with more commercially prominent producers like Dr. Dre and Mike City. The album, First Born Second, was realeased in 2001, displaying a wide range of diverse musicality. With a favorable response to his album, Bilal was swept up in what the media referred to a "Neo Soul" movement. Bilal didn't feel the term fit. "I was trying to come from a Jazz perspective.... trying to write open ended tunes that could go in any direction when played live." While touring, Bilal and his band started to morph the music into what he describe as a "jazz-fusion/rock type funk." This musical freedom bled into the songwriting for Bilal's next project, Love For Sale. This time around, Bilal worked with a myriad of new collaborators, from Sa-Ra to Denaun Porter to Nottz, even gathering a number of his former New School peers to participate. Interscope execs were less than enthused upon hearing the new record. Mysteriously, an unfinished version of the project was leaked. The response from audiences and critics worldwide was overwhelmingly positive. For years, label politics prevented any significant progress to occur on a follow-up album. In spite of the setbacks of the last album, Bilal had a dedicated fan base and they wanted more. The encouraging feedback began to re-inspire Bilal to write songs again and he set out to accomplish what he had started in the beginning. Late 2009, Bilal announced his official second album will be released Summer 2010 via Los Angeles based label Plug Research Music. The new music promises to be progressive while still having its roots placed firmly in the jazz traditions that originally inspired Bilal's music. Bilal describes the new material as "genre-bending music."

Open House - Music for Children - Trinity Episcopal Church
September 16, 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.

Welcome Back BBQ - Greenwich Reform Synagogue
September 16, 2011 - Greenwich

Come to a BBQ to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. Rabbi Sklarz and Cantor Lipton lead a family service followed by food and festivities featuring the GRS House Band and a surprise musical guest. Please bring your favorite fruit, side dish, salad or dessert to share. Hamburgers & hotdogs will be provided. RSVP Erin at (203) 629-0018 x221 or erin@grs.org.

Apollo - New York City Ballet
September 16, 2011 -

Balanchine regarded Apollo as his artistic coming of age. He said that through the creation of this work, he learned he could "dare not use all my ideas, that I too, could eliminate. . . to the one possibility that is inevitable." The ballet depicts Apollo, the young god of music, who is visited and instructed by three Muses, who were also children of Zeus and thus his half-sisters: Calliope, Muse of poetry, whose symbol is a tablet; Polyhymnia, Muse of mime, whose symbol is a mask that represents the power of gesture; and Terpsichore, Muse of dance and song, whose symbol is a lyre. Stravinsky, who possessed a strong interest in Greek mythology, conceived of and composed the score as a ballet. It was with this work, his second ballet set to the music of Stravinsky, that Balanchine, at age 24, achieved international recognition and began his lifelong partnership with the composer. Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), born in Russia, is acknowledged as one of the great composers of the twentieth century. His work encompassed styles as diverse as Romanticism, Neoclassicism and Serialism. His ballets for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes included The Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite of Spring, and Apollo. His music has been used in over thirty ballets originating with New York City Ballet from 1948 through 1987, including Danses Concertantes, Orpheus, The Cage, Agon, Monumentum pro Gesualdo, Rubies, Symphony in Three Movements, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Concerto for Two Solo Pianos, Suite from L'Histoire du Soldat, Concertino, and Jeu de Cartes.

Episodes - New York City Ballet
September 16, 2011 -

Episodes grew out of Balanchine's enthusiasm for Webern's music, to which he had been introduced by Stravinsky. Balanchine wrote that Webern's orchestral music... fills the air like molecules; it is written for atmosphere. The first time I heard it... the music seemed to me like Mozart and Stravinsky, music that can be danced to because it leaves the mind free to "see" the dancing. In listening to composers like Beethoven and Brahms, every listener has his own ideas, paints his own picture of what the music represents.... How can I, a choreographer, try to squeeze a dancing body into a picture that already exists in someone's mind? It simply won't work. But it will with Webern. Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein invited Martha Graham to choreograph a joint work with Balanchine using all of Webern's orchestral pieces. The result was no true collaboration but a work comprised of two separate sections. Graham's contribution, Episodes I, was danced by her company plus four dancers from New York City Ballet. Episodes II, created by Balanchine, was danced by New York City Ballet and Paul Taylor, who was then a dancer in Graham's company. After 1960, Graham's section and the solo variation were no longer performed at New York City Ballet. Anton von Webern (1883-1945), an Austrian, was part of the neoclassical movement in music. He was a musical scholar who adopted and extended Schoenberg's 12-tone method of composing music, which meant basing a composition on a "series" made up from the 12 notes of the chromatic scale arranged so that no note was repeated within the series. Webern became more and more rigorous in his attempt to compress or simplify his own style.

The Four Temperaments - New York City Ballet
September 16, 2011 -

Balanchine choreographed The Four Temperaments for the opening program of Ballet Society, the forerunner of New York City Ballet. It is one of his earliest experimental works, fusing classical steps with a lean and angular style. The ballet is inspired by the medieval belief that human beings are made up of four different humors that determine a person's temperament. Each temperament was associated with one of the four classical elements (earth, air, water, and fire), which in turn were the basis of the four humors (black bile, blood, phlegm, and bile) that composed the body. In a healthy body, the humors were in balance. But if one became predominant it determined an individual's temperament. Thus a person dominated by black bile was melancholic (gloomily pensive), by blood was sanguinic (headstrong and passionate), by phlegm was phlegmatic (unemotional and passive), and by bile was choleric (bad-tempered and angry). The titles of the ballet's four movements — "Melancholic," "Sanguinic," "Phlegmatic," and "Choleric" — reflect these principles. Hindemith's music was commissioned by Balanchine, an accomplished pianist who wanted a short work he could play at home with friends during his evening musicales. It was completed in 1940 and had its first public performance at a 1944 concert with Lukas Foss as the pianist. Paul Hindemith (1895-1963), a key representative of the neo-classical school, is considered one of the greatest German composers of this century. He fled the Nazis (who banned his music) and was a professor of music at Yale from 1940-1953. A conductor, violinist, violist, pianist and theorist, he wrote several books on musical theory.

Family Night Hike - The Center for Science Teaching and Learning
September 16, 2011 - Rockville Centre

Ever wonder what happens in the exhibit at night? Visit at night and enjoy a hike to see who is awake on the preserve. Pre-registration is required.

Teens Back to School Night - The Voracious Reader
September 16, 2011 - Larchmont

NY Times best-selling author Rachel Hawkins visits from Alabama with her Hex Hall series. The "snappy one-liners, loyal friendships and burgeoning romance will delight" fans of paranormal romance. Free pizza while it lasts. Giveaway with purchase.

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

NYC's experimental Shakespeare company, the Dark Lady Players present a selection of Shakespeare’s religious parodies, taken from various plays, and arranged in a Medieval Mystery Tour around a 17,000 sq foot nineteenth century church building. This production puts a modern twist on the Medieval Mystery Play Cycle with a “Living Museum” performance which takes place on sets that the Woodshed Collective have created for their production of The Tenant. The audience walks around the building following the story. There are stairs and no elevator. The Tour may be joined at any time within the first 45 minutes. Runs Sundays at 4pm, Mondays and Tuesdays at 7pm. Free tickets at door.

Point of Departure - Theater for the New City
Through September 25, 2011 - new york

POINT OF DEPARTURE follows a series of extreme characters through the absurd landscape of a post 9/11 airport terminal. Hidden baggage fees and security pat-downs merely scratch the surface of the obstacles each passenger has to overcome, finally to depart to their chosen destination. This highly physical, multimedia production mines the dark humor of today’s airport experience. POINT OF DEPARTURE peeks into the wonder and frustrations of taking flight, as the audience is taken on a joyride of high-energy choreography, stimulating projections, and broad physical comedy. POINT OF DEPARTURE features Johnson Chong, Zoey Martinson, MacKenzie Meehan, Adam McNulty, and Court Wing. Has sets by Chris Morris with assistant David Meyer, costumes by Tilly Grimes, lighting by Gertjan Houben, video design by Katy Scoggin, and sound by Kortney Barber.

Amuse Bouche - The Brick Theater
Through September 25, 2011 - Williamsburg

The Brick Theater, presenter of the blockbuster New York Clown Theatre Festival in 2010 (and returning in 2012), does not want fans of Clown Theatre to go hungry in the meantime. This September, The Brick presents its biennial Amuse Bouche selection of outstanding Clown Theatre work: nine mainstage shows, three cabarets, and clown films and classes, with performers from Australia, Canada, Mexico, and the far corners of the U.S.

Feast of San Gennaro - Little Italy
Through September 25, 2011 -

The 85th Annual Feast of San Gennaro, New York City's longest-running, biggest and most revered religious outdoor festival in the United States. Although this is an annual celebration of faith, the Feast of San Gennaro is known the world over for its festive atmosphere, an 11-day event featuring religious processions and colorful parades, free musical entertainment every day, a wide variety of ethnic food delicacies, charming restaurants and cafes and even a world-famous cannoli-eating competition! The central focus of the celebration takes place every September 19th, the official Saint Day when a celebratory Mass is held in Most Precious Blood Church, followed immediately by a religious procession in which the Statue of San Gennaro is carried from its permanent home in the church through the streets that comprise Little Italy. The 10th Annual Cannoli Eating Competition takes place on Sept. 15 from 2-3; official feast day is Sept. 19; and the Grand Procession is Sept. 24.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company - Body Against Body - New York Live Arts
Through September 25, 2011 -

Body Against Body returns to Bill T. Jones's roots in the avant-garde with a program that revives and reconsiders the challenging, groundbreaking works that launched Jones and the late Arnie Zane, his partner and collaborator of 17 years. These works, two of which premiered at Dance Theater Workshop in the '80s, include some of the most significant examples of the postmodern aesthetic; pieces that redefined the duet form and changed the face of American dance. Both conceptually and physically rigorous, the works take on new life through the diverse dancers of Jones's company, providing a rare look at the origins of a widely acclaimed choreographer. The program includes the newly reconstructed duets Valley Cottage: A Study (1980) and Monkey Run Road (1979), pieces not seen in New York City since their premiere performances.

Mario Batali's Edible Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 25, 2011 - Bronx

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