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

'From Prey to Protection' - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Through September 05, 2011 - Cold Spring Harbor

For thousands of years, mankind has hunted whales. Fifty years ago, public opinion began to change, and commercial whaling came to a halt. What happened? Why? Explore the events behind this complete turnabout in public attitude through artifacts and historic film.

Skin & Bones: Tattoos in the Life of an American Sailor - Mystic Seaport
Through September 05, 2011 - Mystic

Find out about the beliefs, mysteries, traditions and power of the tattoo in American maritime culture.

Blue Star Museums Program - The Heckscher Museum
Through September 05, 2011 - Huntington

The Heckscher Museum of Art is participating in the Blue Star Museums program, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1,000 museums across America. From Memorial Day (May 30) through Labor Day (September 5), free admission to the Museum is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD Form 1173, or a DD Form 1173-1, which includes active duty military and five immediate family members. Open to Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve.

'Harry Potter: The Exhibition' - Discovery - Times Square Exhibition
Through September 05, 2011 - Manhattan

Experience the amazing craftsmanship of more than 200 authentic costumes and props from the Harry Potter films displayed in settings inspired by the films sets. While touring through the exhibition space, discover iconic items such as Harry's original wand and eyeglasses, the Marauder's Map, Gryffindor school uniforms, and costumes worn at the Yule Ball.

Dinosaur Summer - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 05, 2011 - Norwalk

Life-sized robotic dinosaurs move, roar and blink their eyes. Learn how fast young dinosaurs grew, how big they got, what they ate and how they were protected from danger. Peek inside a robotic dinosaur that kids can control. Go outdoors for a fossil dig.

Dino Island II: Escape from Dinosaur Island - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 05, 2011 - Norwalk

In this 3-D simulator ride-film, an international team of scientists try to save prehistoric animals from an island about to be destroyed by a volcano. Strap in to the team's all-terrain/submersible vehicle to encounter flowing lava, an angry stegosaurus, a primordial swamp and Tony the T-rex.

Harry Potter - The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through September 05, 2011 - New York

Experience the amazing craftsmanship of more than 200 authentic costumes and props from the Harry Potter films displayed in settings inspired by the films sets. While touring through the exhibition space, discover iconic items such as Harry's original wand and eyeglasses, the Marauder's Map, Gryffindor school uniforms as well as costumes worn at the Yule Ball. Open Sun.-Wed., 9am-8pm; Thurs.-Sat., 9am-9pm.

'Portraits of Flight' Art Exhibit - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through September 05, 2011 - New York

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, along with the American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA), celebrates 100 years of American Naval Aviation with a new artistic exhibition, “Portraits of Flight: Celebrating 100 Years of American Naval Aviation 1911-2011,” currently on display at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan. “Portraits of Flight” consists of 24 paintings made by ASAA artists and is free with Museum admission. For more information, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

'Portraits of Flight: Celebrating 100 Years of American Naval Aviation 1911-2011' - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through September 05, 2011 - Manhattan

The museum, along with the American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA), celebrates 100 years of American Naval Aviation with a new artistic exhibition that includes 24 paintings.

Pompeii The Exhibit - Discovery Times Square
Through September 05, 2011 - New York

Experience Pompeii before and after the epic eruption 2,000 years ago. Imagine the moment their world vanished and discover the miraculous artifacts unearthed since. Witness the life and death of those frozen in time by ash - including the largest collection of body casts ever presented. Over 250 artifact, including some never-before-seen objects and the largest collection of body casts ever on display including a dramatic skeleton collection. A brand-new, immersive movie experience depicting a time-lapsed representation starting from the moment of Vesuvius' massive explosion.

'Farm to Table' - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 05, 2011 - Bronx

Introduce youngsters to the source of favorite foods through play in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden. They'll play farmer and see real plants under a "windmill," and a "barn," complete with hay, then pretend to harvest fruits and vegetables, using them to "cook" yummy recipes at the nearby "cafe." Through September 5.

Richmond County Fair - Historic Richmond Town
Through September 05, 2011 - Staten Island

Check out BMX Stunt Riders! AWE Rock in the Ruins performance stage! Come see the famous Pig Races! Included with admission are amusement rides, contests, games, live music, exhibits and traditional demonstrations. $15/Person, $10/Senior, Children under 30” FREE.

The World's Largest Resort - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through September 05, 2011 - Stony Brook

An interactive exhibit featuring local vendors showcasing the best Long Island has to offer.

Labor Day Chess Tournament - John Jay Homestead
September 05, 2011 - Katonah

In the Main Barn. Concurrent tournaments for children and adults; children's tournament ends around noon; adult tournament ends around 4pm. Bring a bag lunch and drink, a chess set, and a chess clock if possible.

Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Sounds of Deliverance - Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
September 05, 2011 - Manhattan

This lakeside performance features Gospel music. A few chairs will be provided and guests are welcome to bring a blanket and picnic lunch to enjoy the music from one of the nearby lawns.

Hudson River Park's Big City Fishing - Pier 46
Through September 05, 2011 - Manhattan

Beyond learning to fish, the program also provides participants with a firsthand opportunity to learn about the Hudson River environment. Participants will view plankton through microscopes, examine live specimens of fish caught that morning, and identify local species. Rods, reels, bait, and formal instruction are provided. Catch and release only.

Jurassic Park - Movies for Kids and Their Families - Jacob Burns Film Center
September 05, 2011 - Pleasantville

An island populated by a live T.Rex, herds of velociraptors, and other pre-historic creatures brought back to life. (1993, PG-13) In celebration of the theater's anniversary, children's tickets to noon weekend kids' films are $1 all year long.

27th Labor Day Antiques Fair - Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial
September 05, 2011 - Somers

On the main lawn, rain or shine.

A Visit to the Garden for Hummingbirds and Butterflies - Lenoir Nature Preserve
September 05, 2011 - Yonkers

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and Monarch Butterflies will be searched for; along with a talk about each of these animal's life histories. Bring binoculars if you have them. A program of the Hudson River Audubon Society of Westchester.

Blue Star Museum Program: FREE Admission to Active Military Personnel and their Immediate Families - Guild Hall Museum
Through September 05, 2011 - East Hampton

Free admission is available to active-duty military through Labor Day. A valid military ID admits ID holder and five immediate family members.

New York Renaissance Faire - Sterling Forest State Park
September 05, 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.

Celebrate Wolves of North America on Labor Day! - Wolf Conservation Center
September 05, 2011 - South Salem

Celebrate the latest milestone for the rapidly growing WCC Ambassador wolf pups Alawa and Zephyr, who have graduated from the pup play area to adult wolf habitat. Enjoy learning about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why summer is a special time for packs in North America. Whether the wolves are living on the Arctic tundra or the high desert of the southwest, wolf families are out searching for prey to help their growing pups flourish. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa and Zephyr, as well as endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration is required.

Storytime with Emily - The Moxie Spot
September 05, 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.

Boating - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
September 05, 2011 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Get out on the water for kayaking and community rowing with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse. Boating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring clothes you don't mind getting wet, and shoes or sandals suitable for walking on a rocky beach. No training or prior experience is needed. The only requirement is that you know how to swim. All equipment is provided free. Kayaking and canoeing will be inside a protected cove. Rowing will be in a group rowboat with an experienced guide.

Richmond County Fair - Historic Richmond Town
September 05, 2011 - Staten Island

Enjoy rides, amusements, contests, crafts, popular entertainment, magic and specialty acts, more than 100 specialty vendors, food, and a good 'ol time: Staten Island style!

New York Beach Ferry - Queens
Through September 05, 2011 - Breezy Point

This one-hour ferry ride to Wall Street in NYC brings you 1 block away from the South Street Seaport and the Heliport. The Rockaway ferry route sails through New York Harbor where you can view The Statue of Liberty, The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Coney Island (Nortons Point) Lighthouse, Breezy Point, Jamaica Bay and The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge. Also a 2-hour boat ride is offered aboard the 2:30pm run which delivers you back to Breezy Point at 5pm for a special rate of $15.

West Indian Carnival Parade - Eastern Parkway
September 05, 2011 - Crown Heights/Prospect Heights

Colorful floats, costumes, glad-handing politicians, West Indian rhythms, and plenty of amazing food all make an appearance at the 44th annual parade. It'll be a scene, but it's truly a big, delicious party.

New York Renaissance Faire - Sterling Forest State Park
September 05, 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.

Do Your Own Thing - Rowayton Arts Center
September 05, 2011 - Rowayton

Use the Rowayton Arts Center's well-lit, 2nd floor studio to work on your projects.

Garden Walk at Wave Hill - Wave Hill
September 05, 2011 - Bronx

Before your Labor Day cookout, pack up the kids and head out to Wave Hill. Join in on the fun at a special hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights this holiday Monday. The event is free with admission to the grounds.

65th Annual Shinnecock Powwow - Shinnecock Reservation
September 05, 2011 - Southampton

Activities include music and dance performances, fire lighting at sunset, demonstrations, foods and native crafts.

Long Island Quilters - Port Jefferson Free Library
September 05, 2011 - Port Jefferson

Just starting or a seasoned quilter, everyone is invited to join the Long Island Quilters. For more details call the library at 631-473-0022.

Winkle Twinkle Little Toes - East Hampton Library
September 05, 2011 - East Hampton

A Children's Librarian leads this program of songs, rhymes and stories. Register at ext 2.

Celebrating America's Workers - Children's Museum of Manhattan
September 05, 2011 - Manhattan

Learn about the history of Labor Day and make a collage of the workers who help to make your community thrive. The museum is open today for the holiday.

Met's Holiday Monday - Metropolitan Museum of Art
September 05, 2011 - Manhattan

The Met will be open to families with children ages 5-12, who can enjoy fun discussions and sketching. A selection of the museum's exhibits will be open for viewing.

Green Corn Festival - Philipsburg Manor
September 05, 2011 - Sleepy Hollow

A celebration of the Hudson Valley's Native American heritage, green corn festivals, also known as harvest celebrations, marked a time to enjoy a great feast, give thanks, sing chants, dance, and to name children born since the mid-winter festival. There will be participatory presentations of traditional Native American song and dance, games, open-hearth cooking demonstrations, hands-on activities, and child friendly crafts including corn-husk doll making. Picnic fare will be available. Purchase in advance online using the promo code MAIZE.

Give a Child a JumpStart 5K Walk/Run & Family Fun Day - Stamford JCC
September 05, 2011 - Stamford

Help raise money to support JumpStart, a preschool program for children with special needs. The 5K run will be professionally timed. Enjoy family fun after the walk, including classic field races. Rain or shine. Register by Aug. 29.

Beer Garden Tuesdays - Hudson Terrace
Through September 06, 2011 -

Join us as our exquisite Rooftop is transformed into a lavish Beer Garden! Your $25 ticket gains you into entry into an arrangement of rotating breweries as you sample a selection of 5 beers each week while the representatives can educate you on your drink of choice. After tasting all the beers you will receive a full bottle of your favorite one! *Dress Code Enforced: Business Casual Attire Only *Location (Rooftop) is subject to change Tickets can be purchased at http://hudsonterrace.ticketleap.com/beer-garden-tuesdays/ If beer isn’t your drink of choice, come out for our Sunsets on the Hudson and enjoy Happy Hour specials which have something for everyone! Tuesday - Friday @ 5PM Happy Hour Specials include: 2 for 1 Specialty and Vision Vodka cocktails, Bud Light, Blue Moon & Blue Moon Bottles 5-7PM Featuring our retractable rooftop Complimentary Pyrat Rum Punch Open Bar 5-6PM w/ RSVP to info@hudsonterracenyc.com Sunsets on the Hudson Lineup: Beer Garden Tuesdays: Presented by Blue Moon & Village Pourhouse Wine Down Wednesdays: Weekly Wine Tastings from featured vineyards Rewind Thursdays: Classic 80's Retro Hits on NYC's #1 Happy Hour Rooftop Summer Fridays: Featuring Nu-Jazz & Chill House Beer Garden Tuesdays Schedule May 24th – Kona Brewing Company/ 1 limited Goose Island May 31st - Kelso/Inus and Gunn June 7th – Goose Island Brewing Company June 14th - Pale Moon and their seasonals (Attached Logo for future reference) June 21st - Piraat Beer June 28th – Shock Top / Red Bridge July 5th - Ruckus Brewing/Latis July 12th – Stella, Hoegaarden, Leffe blond, NEW Leffe Brune July 19th – Widmer/ Redhook/ Wild Blue July 26th - Goose Island Brewing Company August - September 14th - TBA

The Original Live Mic is back @ Martha Clara Vineyards - Martha Clara Vineyards
Through September 06, 2011 -

The Original Live Mic is BACK @ Martha Clara Vineyards! Every TUESDAY Night, Starting Tues May 31st - Tues September 6th. 7-10pm with Host and MC Rocky Divello. Bring Your Dinner, Friends & Talent! Bring Your Own Instruments - Sound System Available.

New York Says Thank You - IFC Center
Through September 08, 2011 - New York

Independent documentary, New York Says Thank You, makes its theatrical debut at IFC Center in New York City, September 2-8, 2011. The feature-length film follows the New York Says Thank You Foundation, which works to transform the 9/11 anniversary into a positive, hands-on platform for national volunteer service by rebuilding homes, community centers, barns and churches destroyed by disaster.

The 2011 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition - Agora Gallery
Through September 09, 2011 - New York

August at Agora Gallery can only mean one thing – The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition! Agora Gallery is proud to host this annual event, showcasing powerful contemporary works chosen by the competition’s juror. The 2011 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition will take place between August 19, 2011 and September 9, 2011. The opening reception will be on August 25, 2011. The 2011 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition exhibition showcases the remarkable artwork of juror-selected artists from around the world. These talented artists work in a range of media and explore a wide variety of subjects and themes, united by their shared commitment to sincerity of expression and creative eloquence. They were chosen by competition juror Elisabeth Sherman, curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art and together their works represent what is most exciting and innovative about contemporary art. As part of an ongoing commitment to “giving back to the community we live and work in,” Agora Gallery will be donating 25% of its proceeds of the sale of artwork from the competition exhibition to the non-profit organization Art Start. Through its innovative programs, Art Start brings together art, artists and children in need throughout the Metropolitan Area. Exhibition Dates: August 19, 2011 – September 09, 2011 Reception: Thursday, August 25, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/exhibitionannouncement/competition_8_19_2011.aspx

Fall Registration - Long Island City School of Ballet
Through September 10, 2011 - Long Island City

Long Island City School of Ballet is accepting registrations for their Fall 2011 semester. The semester begins September 10th. Please visit our website for class descriptions, or call 718-781-1169 for more information.

2011 US Open Tennis Championships - USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Through September 11, 2011 -

We can think of one good reason to look forward to the end of the summer, especially if you're a tennis junkie: the 2011 US Open Tennis Championships. The first rounds begin on the 29th, with the women's and men's finals on Sept. 10th & 11th respectively. Visit website for tickets and more information.

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit - Washington Square Park
Through September 11, 2011 -

9/3-5, 9/10-11 (Closed 9/6-9). A showcase for fine artists and craft artisans from around the New York metropolitan area, the nation and the world. Attendees include art lovers, tourists, faculty and students from the area's many schools, and professionals such as interior designers. Noon-6pm.

A Chronology: The Guggenheim Collection, 1909-1979 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 11, 2011 -

In 1937, Solomon R. Guggenheim established a foundation with the goal of opening a museum to publicly exhibit and preserve his holdings of modern art. Since then, the museum's founding collection has been enhanced through major gifts and purchases from pioneering individuals who share Guggenheim's spirit. A Chronology: The Guggenheim Collection, 1909-1979 presents a visually dynamic time line of this extraordinary metamorphosis from private collection to public museum.

'Angelina Ballerina The Musical' - Dicapo Opera Theatre
Through September 11, 2011 - Manhattan

Angelina and friends perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig, and ballet, to impress a famous visitor.

Turkish Taste at the Court of Marie-Antoinette - Frick Collection
Through September 11, 2011 -

France has long been fascinated by the Ottoman Empire, and for hundreds of years the taste for turquerie was evident in French fashion, literature, theater and opera, painting, architecture, and interior decoration. Turquerie, a term that came into use in the early nineteenth century, referred to essentially anything produced in the West that evoked or imitated Turkish culture. It was during the late eighteenth century at the court of Marie-Antoinette that the Turkish style reached new heights, inspiring some of the period's most original creations, namely boudoirs or cabinets decorated entirely in the Turkish manner. In 1776 and 1777, several operas and plays with Turkish themes were performed at the French court, increasing the nobility's interest in Turkish style. Soon thereafter, three interiors à la turque were created for the comte d'Artois, Louis XVI's younger brother, and Marie-Antoinette commissioned boudoirs turcs for her apartments at Versailles and Fontainebleau. Since these retreats were intended for private entertaining, interior decorators were allowed more freedom than was permitted for the official, more public apartments at court. The highly theatrical rooms featured furniture and wall panels decorated with turbaned figures, camels, palm trees, and other Turkish motifs, but their form and function remained essentially French. Created for the royal family and wealthy aristocrats, the objects were always of the highest quality, made by the best artists and craftsmen of the day. This summer, The Frick Collection will present a dossier exhibition featuring several pieces made in the Turkish manner for members of the French court, including a pair of console tables acquired by Henry Clay Frick in 1914, that illustrate a particularly inventive aspect of French eighteenth-century decorative style. The exhibition is organized by Charlotte Vignon, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts, The Frick Collection.

From the Hand: Drawings from the Hofstra University Museum Collection - Hofstra University Museum, David Filderman Gallery
Through September 11, 2011 - Hempstead

This exhibition highlights some of the remarkable drawings from the Hofstra University Museum’s permanent collection. Artists represented will include Benny Andrews, Jean Cocteau, Harvey Dinnerstein, Arthur Gibbons, Charles Dana Gibson, Wolf Kahn, Ezio Martinelli, Philip Pearlstein, Diego Rivera, Norman Rockwell, Burton Silverman, Abraham Walkowitcz, and Benjamin West. The exhibit runs through September 11, 2011.

Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 11, 2011 -

This exhibition includes a selection of drawings made by Northern artists visiting Italy in the eighteenth century. Some were attracted by the crumbling ruins of well-known ancient buildings like the Colosseum, while others were drawn to more anonymous corners of the verdant countryside. Also on display will be a recently acquired pastel study of a French Dragoon by Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson (French, 1767-1824) for "The Revolt of Cairo," shown with other military-themed images from the Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods.

EPIX Movie Free-for-All - East Village: Tompkins Square Park, Coney Island: Luna Park, Brooklyn: McCarren Park, Queens: Socrates Park
Through September 12, 2011 -

EPIX partners up this summer with Verizon Fios and Rooftop Films to present a Movie Free-for-All where local organizations will play free outdoor movie screenings throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Over 30 films will be presented around the city in four different venues. EPIX will kick off this summer's outdoor movie phenomenon on June 30th at Tompkins Square Park featuring, Raging Bull. Other top feature movies include; Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Top Gun, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Iron Man 2, and many more. Throughout screenings, there will be promotional giveaway items including an iPad and more. For more information, visit www.epixhd.com/freeforall or contact FRANK PR 646-861-0843.

Beer Garden Tuesdays - Hudson Terrace
Through September 13, 2011 - New York

Hudson Terrace kicks off the beer lover's ultimate summer. Join us on Beer Garden Tuesdays on our rooftop terrace for unforgettable views and delicious brews! The finest craft and microbrewers have brought us their summer creations on tap, and their representatives are here to guide you through their unique balances of Hops and Barley. Each one different, each one perfect! From crisp lagers and flavorful ales, to robust stouts, porters, and everything in between! Your $25 ticket gets you samples of up to 5 master-crafted beers, as well as a bottle of your choice! New beers and brewers arrive every week, so experience the best of NYC beer culture all summer long! July 5th - Ruckus Brewing/Latis July 12th – Stella, Hoegaarden, Leffe blond, NEW Leffe Brune July 19th – Widmer/ Redhook/ Wild Blue July 26th - Goose Island Brewing Company August 2 – Paulaner Brewery August 9 - Brooklyn Brewery August 16 – Red Stripe, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Extra Stout, Guinness Draught Can, Harp, Smithwicks and a new brand that launches in August Guinness Black Larger August 23 - TBA August 30 – South American Tasting Cristal, Cusqueña and Aguila beers September 6 - TBA September 13th - Red Stripe, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Extra Stout, Guinness Draught Can, Harp, Smithwicks and a new brand that launches in August Guinness Black Larger

Cruise Nights - Bear Mountain State Park
Through September 14, 2011 - Bear Mountain

The Rod Benders Car Club of New York once again hosts this popular, summer evening activity at Bear Mountain State Park. Families can check out hot rods and other vintage cars. There are also raffles, vendors, food, music and prizes. The season ends with the club's annual charity evening on September 14.

Wine Down Wednesdays - Hudson Terrace
Through September 14, 2011 - New York

Come join us at our weekly Wine Down Wednesday Wine Tasting. This informal tasting features a selection of 5 wines from various Vineyards. Wine Sommeliers will be on hand to discuss the colors and aromas as the flavor hits your palette. With your $30 ticket you can taste and learn about all of the 5 wines in the collection. After tasting all the wines, you will receive a full glass of your favorite one! *Dress Code Enforced: Business Casual Attire Only *Location (Rooftop) is subject to change

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.

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.

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.

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

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 - Atlantis Marine World
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.

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.

Lee Ufan - Marking Infinity - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 28, 2011 - New York

The Guggenheim presents the first U.S. retrospective of the artist, philosopher, and poet Lee Ufan, charting the artist's creation of a visual, conceptual, and theoretical language that has expanded the possibilities for sculpture and painting. For Lee, each artwork mediates a dynamic encounter between the viewer, object, and site that opens up "a realm of infinity where one can continuously bring one's self back to nothingness."

The Literary Horse: When Legends Come to Life Exhibition - Wilton Library
Through September 29, 2011 - Wilton

Enjoy an exhibition of photographs by Vanessa Smith of horses and riders, paired with quotations from world-famous books, highlighting those published before 1923.

Thursday Family Fun Night - KZAM
Through September 29, 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.

Steinunn Thorarinsdottir's BORDERS - Dag Hammarskold Plaza
Through September 30, 2011 -

The installation features twenty-six androgynous, life-size sculptures, thirteen aluminum and thirteen cast iron, which extend throughout the park from First to Second Avenue on East 47th Street. BORDERS will be the park's largest exhibition to date and the first exhibition to incorporate the entire park.

Science Playground - New York Hall of Science
Through September 30, 2011 - Queens

The nation?s largest science playground features 60,000 square feet of exhibits for children of all ages. Slides, seesaws, climbing webs, a water play area, drums, mirrors, sand boxes, and more allow kids to explore science by playing.

Tropicana Friday - Queen Of Hearts
Through September 30, 2011 -

Affairs Afloat Presents Tropicana Friday!! General Boarding 8:00pm -9:00pm. Sailing from 9:00pm until 12:00am. Pier 40 @ West Houston St & the West Side Highway. Bronze Ticket $10. VIP Boarding 7:30pm - 8:00pm. No minimum purchase required. Silver Ticket $25. VIP Boarding 7:30pm - 8:00pm. 1 buffet ticket per person. Gold Ticket $40. VIP Boarding 7:30pm-8:00pm. 1 buffet ticket per person + 2 Drink Tickets per person. Call 212-987-9200 x302 to arrange your group of 10 or more. Live DJs spinning a mix of music: One level a mix of Latin Favorites and one level a mix of R&B, Hip Hop, Reggae & Top 40 Hits. Cash Bar & Cash Buffet Available. Professional/Trendy Attire Dress To Impress!! (NO Sneakers of any kind, NO Timberlands, NO T-shirts, NO Sweats, NO Head Gear, NO Flip Flops) Jeans are allowed as long as they are dressy (not ripped or baggy) and are paired with a nice top and shoes. A complete schedule of available dates can be found at www.affairsafloat.com or call 212-987-9200 for more information.

WALK AMONG LIVE BUTTERFLIES - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 30, 2011 - Scarsdale

Step into the greenhouse and be greeted by native butterflies flying freely among the greenery. Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and discover the relationship between specific plants and butterflies.

Time Passes - Yorktown Museum
Through September 30, 2011 - Yorktown Heights,

Imaginative clocks with miniature scenes inside are interspersed with nostalgic artifacts from the Museum collection. Through September 30.

Sunsets On The Hudson - Hudson Terrace
Through September 30, 2011 -

You are cordially invited to Sunsets on the Hudson featuring our retractable rooftop. Complimentary Pyrat Rum Punch Open Bar 5-6PM w/ RSVP to info@hudsonterracenyc.com . Happy Hour Specials include: 2 for 1 Specialty and Vision Vodka cocktails, Bud Light, Blue Moon & Blue Moon Bottles 5-7PM. Sunsets on the Hudson Lineup: Beer Garden Tuesdays: Presented by Blue Moon & Village Pourhouse; Wine Down Wednesdays: Weekly Wine Tastings from featured vineyards; Rewind Thursdays: Classic 80's Retro Hits on NYC's #1 Happy Hour Rooftop; Summer Fridays: Featuring Nu-Jazz & Chill House.

Special Display: A 22' USS Intrepid Model Made of Lego® Bricks! - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through September 30, 2011 -

Artist Ed Diment has assembled an amazing 22-foot-long, 550 pound model USS Intrepid out of LEGO bricks. The model USS Intrepid was crafted out of 250,000 LEGO(register tm) bricks, and is nearly 4.5 feet high and 4.5 feet wide. Diment resides in Portsmouth, England, where he originally built the model after visiting the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum while vacationing in New York. Free with Museum admission.

Jim Henson's Fantastic World - Museum of the Moving Image
Through September 30, 2011 - Astoria

The exhibition features over 120 artifacts, including drawings, animations, storyboards, props, and video material that illustrate Henson's boundless creativity and innumerable accomplishments. Among the highlights are fourteen iconic original puppets of such characters as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Bert, and Ernie, photographs of Henson and his collaborators at work, and excerpts from Henson's early projects and experimental films.

The Great Summer Zoofari - A LEGO Wildlife Expedition - Bronx Zoo
Through September 30, 2011 - Bronx

LEGO Master Builders have created a safari of LEGO block wildlife sculptures that will be on display throughout the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo. The expedition brings to life the challenges faced by wildlife due to habitat loss and threats to their survival, and aims to imspire visitors to help build a future for wildlife. Each guest will be given a complimentary Zoofari passport to help them plot their adventure through the zoo and guide them to each of the LEGO displays. Participants can stamp their passport at each of the six stations located throughout the park as they enjoy all of the LEGO creations including a tiger, Chilean flamingos, a gorilla mother and child, penguins, a giraffe, and Khansi spray toads, while learning about the real animals and WCS's work to save wildlife and wild places around the globe. There will be a Build Zone construction area and interactive activities where visitors will be able to construct their own LEGO wildlife sculptures and take part in the construction of a mystery mural. Guests can work with LEGO Certified Professionals on one weekend each month of the program. Wildlife Theater shows, crafts and activities with the Museum for African Art, and conservation learning stations will keep the whole family busy. Through September 30.

The Great Summer Zoofari - Bank of America Explorer Zone - Bronx Zoo
Through September 30, 2011 - Bronx

Hands-on activities and educational displays teach visitors about the tools of conservation. Visitors will learn how field scientists track animals in the wild with camera traps, how gorilla conservationists use data to determine which habitat areas to safeguard, and facts about animal diets. At the lunch tray station, kids can try their hand at preparing "lunch" for gorillas, tigers, and bears. Free with zoo admission. Through September 30.

The Great Summer Zoofari - Disney Vacation Club Adventure - Bronx Zoo
Through September 30, 2011 - Bronx

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the wild. From animal mask decorating to storytelling from the savanna, plus meet Camp Safari Mickey. At the Dancing Crane Pavilion. Free with zoo admission. Through September 30.

Time Piece - Museum of the Moving Image
Through September 30, 2011 - Astoria

In 1965, Jim Henson made Time Piece, an experimental short film that tells what he called "the story of Everyman, frustrated by the typical tasks of a typical day." The film opens with a man—played by Henson—in a hospital bed. A doctor takes his pulse. The pulse turns into a drumbeat, which becomes the percussive soundtrack for the film, in a syncopated score created by Don Sebesky. Through a series of jump cuts, we follow the man as he walks through city streets,suburban streets, and then, the jungle. Playfully surreal sequences are bridged by short passages of stop-motion animation. While the film retains his trademark sense of humor, it is also a bold example of nonlinear editing. The film is presented courtesy of The Jim Henson Company in the Museum of the Moving Image's amphitheater as a part of the on-going Jim Henson's Fantastic World exhibit.

'Are You a Wolf?' - National Comedy Theatre
Through September 30, 2011 - Manhattan

A healing theater show that brings together fairytale wisdom, the rhythm of Michael Jackson, and new ideas about health and wellness. Performed by physician Dr. Tatjana Maya, founder of the Dr. Fairytale Program, which brings the educational and healing value of fairytales and storytelling to seriously ill children and their families.

Galli's 'Aladdin' - National Comedy Theatre
Through September 30, 2011 - Manhattan

This is an interactive fairytale adaptation of the famous story from "1001 Nights." Written by award-winning playwright Johannes Galli, it combines humor and philosophy.

The Yak Packers: Early Childhood Art - Rubin Museum of Art
Through September 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Children ages 2-4 and their adult companions look, touch, and explore together, then create projects inspired by Himalayan art.

Drum Beats and Little Feet: Early Childhood Movement - Rubin Museum of Art
Through September 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Kids clap their hands, stomp their feet, look closely at works of art in the museum, and explore art through their bodies. Movement-based games and breathing exercises inspire excitement and tranquility while encouraging coordination, balance, visual literacy, and sense of rhythm.

Portable Praise: Shrines to Go! - Rubin Museum of Art
Through September 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Families will tour the galleries and visit the special Tibetan Shrine room where they'll see what a real Tibetan temple may look like, hear the sounds of monks chanting, and see the glow of flickering butter lamps. After learning why different shrines are made throughout the Himalayas and what they're used for, families will create their own shrine to take home.

New Parent Get-Togethers - 92nd Street Y
Through September 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Led by 92Y Parenting Center director Sally Tannen and New York's top child psychologists and pediatricians, this drop-in weekly discussion group allows new parents to share experiences, learn from one another, and make friends. Infants welcome. Topics include Becoming a Family (9/7), Going Back to Work...Or Not (9/14), How Babies Play and How They Learn (9/21), and Getting Fit (9/28).

Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through September 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Meet with other moms, babies, and a lactation specialist from the Parenting Center to discuss topics such as the emotional ups and downs of breastfeeding, what happens when your milk supply is weak, how to juggle breastfeeding and work, and whether and how to supplement.

"Point of View: Children's Photography and Video Exhibition" - The Gallery at 180 Maiden Lane
Through October 01, 2011 - Manhattan

Magic Box Productions, Inc. launches its third annual gallery show of photography, video documentary, and animation by New York City school students. The s


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