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FREE THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX WEEK OF JANUARY 7

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FREE Events for Kids in Bronx Find FREE kids events and family events in Bronx this week, January 7, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on this week 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 free fairs or holiday festivals happening this week. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

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End the Struggle: The truth about ADHD, Aspergers, Social, Academic, and Behavioral Issues - Brain Balance Achievement Center
January 09, 2013 - Norwalk

End the Struggle: Understanding the truth about ADHD, Asperger's, Social, Academic, and Behavioral Issues Do you want to help your child and family to be happier, healthier, and more successful this school year? A natural Drug-Free, brain-based approach can help. Join Dr. Mark Goldenberg, Executive Director of the Brain Balance Achievement Center of Norwalk for this informative program for parents of children ages 4-17 that are struggling with academic, behavioral, emotional or sensory issues. You will leave with answers to these hot button questions: Why are kids being diagnosed with these disorders in epidemic proportions? What has and hasn't been working and why? What is the current research showing? How can a natural Drug Free brain based approach help on a long term basis?

Celebrate! Party Showcase - Park Ridge Marriot
January 13, 2013 - Park Ridge

Celebrate! Party Showcase, now in its 21st year, offers more than 70 vendors who highlight the newest and hottest ideas for planning a wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, Sweet 16, or any other important celebration. Visitors can find that special idea or spark to make their engagement party, wedding, anniversary celebration, milestone birthday party, or bar/bat mitzvah unique and different. Vendors, suppliers, and New York tri-state area party venues will be on site to discuss party planning tips, as well as how to choose the ideal event location. Organizations participating this year are from all over the New York metro region, from Westchester, Fairfield, Rockland, Bergen, and Manhattan. Attendees will get fresh ideas on party favors and gifts, entertainment options, new concepts in photography and videography, as well as fun and creative catering ideas. Businesses interested in showcasing their products and services should contact Shari Lapidus at 646-652-7512. Attendees will also be able to pick up a copy of the new Mitzvah Project Planning Guide. The 16-page guide is filled with resources and information for kids preparing for their Mitzvah Project in the year of their bar or bat mitzvah. To register and for more information, visit celebratepartyshowcase.com.

Open Mic Poetry Night - Barnes and Noble - Utopia Center
January 07, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Aspiring poets, let your words be heard! Enjoy an evening of poetry. Share your original works and listen to aspiring poets with host Susan Yang.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Red Hook branch
January 07, 2013 - Red Hook

Children under 5, with and without special needs, play, hear stories and songs, and enjoy each other's company.

Peek-a-Boo Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
January 07, 2013 - Williamsburg

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for the pre-walker set.

Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
January 07, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

Kids, grades 1 to 8, get tutoring and homework help in all core subjects.

826 NYC After School Tutoring - Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg branch
January 07, 2013 - Brooklyn

Kids can get help in all subjects.

Laptops for Teens - Hollis Library
January 07, 2013 - Hollis

Calling all teens: learn how to use a laptop to complete your homework assignments and play fun games.

Knitting and Crocheting Club - Douglaston/Little Neck Library
January 07, 2013 - Little Neck

Helen Bodner helps beginners as well as experts with their knitting and crocheting projects. Bring your own needles and yarn.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Merrick Jewish Center
January 07, 2013 - Merrick

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support groups meetings for parents one Monday of the month for parents on the South Shore. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Executive Director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
January 07, 2013 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds support group meetings for parents two Mondays per month. Please call for more information.

Writing Group - Barnes and Noble -Country Glen Center
January 07, 2013 - Carle Place

This monthly writing group meets the first and third Monday of each month. The group shares and critiques its work among the members.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
January 07, 2013 - White Plains

Young children can enjoy an exciting adventure at every turn of the page during this storytime.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
January 07, 2013 - Wilton

Independent listeners ages 4-6 years come for stories, short films, songs and crafts. No registration necessary.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting - Wilton Library
January 07, 2013 - Wilton

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting. TAB is a group of teens who work with the library by helping select materials for the teen collection, planning teen events, and more. Applications are available online for first time attendees or by emailing Marissa Antosh, Youth Services Assistant, at mantosh@wiltonlibrary.org. Newcomers always welcome. Registration is recommended.

Picture Book Time - Hillcrest Library
January 07, 2013 - Flushing

Preschoolers ages 3-5 and their parents or other caregivers, can enjoy an hour of fun, stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.

Slime Time Presented by Mad Science - East Flushing Library
January 07, 2013 - Flushing

Children ages 5-12 can ooze into a gooey hour of sliming around by creating slime with the Mad Science recipe and entering the Slime Olympics. Kids get to take home their very own slime concoction, too. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

Winter Drop In Play Group - Mineola Public Library
January 07, 2013 - Mineola

Meet your friends at this informal (not run by a librarian) play group. Toys will be provided. No sign up required. Come for one session or all sessions. Ages 4 months to 3 1/2 years with caregiver.

Preschool Storytime - New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
January 07, 2013 - Midtown

Stories, songs and participation activities for children ages 3-5.

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
January 07, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents can share tea with one of the school's early childhood educators while their children plays nearby in one of the school's classrooms.

Free Adaptive Basketball Fun - Tuckahoe Community Center
January 07, 2013 - Tuckahoe

Fun For Cure, Inc.'s Adaptive Basketball Fun program for children with special needs or chronic illness, ages 4-12, focuses on fun and motivation. Fun For Cure, Inc. is a non-profit dedicated to promoting health and wellness through therapeutic recreational endeavors, group support, and quality time. The program meets on three Mondays in January - come to one, or all. Siblings and families are welcome to join in. Free refreshments for those with food allergies and restrictions will be available. Online sign-up required at funforcure.com, or call Florence at 914-713-4065.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, East Flatbush branch
January 08, 2013 - East Flatbush

Teens gather for books, games, and music.

Story Time at the J - JCC Rockland
January 08, 2013 - West Nyack

New parents with children up to 24 months are invited to this monthly get-together. Participants can mingle with other parents, listen with their babies to child-friendly books, and share parenting stories. Healthy snacks will be served.

Top Ten Strategies for Parenting Kids with ADHD - Washington Street School
January 08, 2013 - Franklin Square

This presentation will provide an overview of ADHD beyond diagnosis as well as the essential steps, tools, skills and perspectives needed to help your child thrive. Your child does not need to carry a diagnosis for you to attend. A Question and Answer session follows with ADHD Parent Coach Cindy Goldrich.

Pajama Storytime - Rose Memorial Library
January 08, 2013 - Stony Point

Toddlers can get into their PJ's then head on over to the library for sleepy-time stories, silly songs, and a craft. Pre-registration is required.

La Leche - JCC Rockland
January 08, 2013 - West Nyack

Instructor Elly Egenberg, an accredited lactation counselor and La Leche League Leader, leads this informative session for new moms. Topics at this monthly program include the benefits, new beginnings, overcoming obstacles, and weaing. Afterward, stay for Story Time at the J.

Story Time at the J - JCC Rockland
January 08, 2013 - West Nyack

New parents with children up to 24 months are invited to this monthly get-together. Participants can mingle with other parents, listen with their babies to child-friendly books, and share parenting stories. Healthy snacks will be served.

Tween Gaming - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
January 08, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Tweens can enjoy some electronic and traditional games after school.

Little Hands Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Sheepshead Bay branch
January 08, 2013 - Sheepshead Bay

Preschoolers and toddlers experiment with arts and crafts.

Tuesday Together Mommy-and-Me Class - Montebello Jewish Center
January 08, 2013 - Suffern

Montebello Jewish Center invites children ages 6 months through 2 years to this mommy-and-me class that emphasizes learning through play. The curriculum introduces colors, shapes, Jewish holidays, and seasons through stories, games, music, and more.

Book Buddies - Hillcrest Library
January 08, 2013 - Flushing

Readers, ages 12-15, and listeners, ages 3-5 and their caregivers, get together to share books and have fun.

Knit and Crochet Club - Rochdale Village Library
January 08, 2013 - Jamaica

Tweens and teens, grades 3 - 8, will learn to knit and crochet, then use their new skills to create an afghan, amigurumis (small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures), and other handicrafts. Bring hooks, needles, and determination; additional supplies will be provided.

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
January 08, 2013 - White Plains

Kids are invited to join the Story Time Club which meets every Tuesday. First-time members receive an official Book Club Passport at their first Story Time, and a special gift after five visits.

Parenting Book Series: Dr. Susan Bauerfeld - Wilton Library
January 08, 2013 - Wilton

Dr. Susan Bauerfeld, a licensed clinical psychologist, ADHD Coach and mother of three boys, reviews several parenting books over the course of the year chosen for their soundness and relevance to the community. The book for January is Screamfree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool by Hal Edward Runkel. Registration strongly encouraged.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
January 08, 2013 - Wilton

Children and their caregivers sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration necessary.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
January 08, 2013 - Wilton

Three and four years olds are invited with their parent/caregiver for stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes. Children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration necessary.

Book Buddies - Windsor Park Library
January 08, 2013 - Bayside

Children ages 4-8 will have the opportunity to improve their literacy skills by practicing reading to a buddy and listening to a buddy read aloud. Preregistration is required.

The Diviners Costume Party for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
January 08, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Join Libba Bray, author of The Diviners, for a 1920s-era costume party, complete with free books, music, dancing, fortune tellers, and "mocktails."

Pokemon Club - Mineola Public Library
January 08, 2013 - Mineola

Watch a Pokemon episode, make a Pokemon craft, meet other Pokemon fans and trade cards or battle Pokemon with them on your Nintendo DS. Also, get a chance to win a monthly Pokemon raffle prize. Grades 3 and up. Registration required.

Bereavement Support Group: Parents Who Lost a Child - 1177 Avenue of the Americas
January 08, 2013 - Midtown

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, hosts a monthly support group in New York City for bereaved parents, facilitated by a licensed social worker. Call executive director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993 for more information. RSVP required.

'52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom' Book Signing Event - Bank Street Bookstore
January 08, 2013 - Upper West Side

To mark the official release of "52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom," debut author and parenting expert Meg Akabas will be on-hand at Bank Street Bookstore to share key tips from the book, greet the library community and sign copies of her much-anticipated new book, which is a must-have for busy parents and parents-to-be. About the book: Busy parents, rejoice! How we parent matters, and we can all be better parents by working at it, step by step, in an intentional way. This deeply held conviction inspired Meg Akabas to write 52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom. Rather than overwhelm parents with psychological studies and theories, the book features relatable family scenarios and easy to implement tips. Intended for busy parents, it is meant to be read one chapter per week for just a few minutes at a time, with each chapter providing a salient piece of advice on one specific topic of concern to parents, such as respect, self-control, cooperation, sibling relations, and sleep habits. Unlike other parenting books, it mercifully lets parents concentrate on making a single change in their parenting that is attainable and effective. 52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom is real guidance you can use with your children today.

Silly Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
January 09, 2013 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited for picture book stories, songs and crafts. Wednesdays through February 13.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
January 09, 2013 - West Nyack

Meet other parents while your child, 6 months - 2 years, has fun in the JCC's the Kantrowiz Kids Gym or Lewis Family Playground (weather permitting). This weekly playgroup is hosted by Hillary Glass and is held most Wednesdays through May 29.

'Surgical Intervention for Seizure Disorders' - Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island
January 09, 2013 - Garden City

The Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island hosts a lecture on "Surgical Intervention for Seizure Disorders" by Ashesh Mehta, M.D., PH.D. Dr. Mehta, Director of Epilepsy Surgery for the North Shore-LIJ Health System and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Hofstra University School of Medicine, will discuss recent advances and new treatment modalities including laser ablation, stereo-electroencephalography and new methods of identifying abnormal brain areas. Training hours are available for Medicaid Service Coordinators. To reserve a seat, please call Janet at 516-739-7733 ext. 145 or email jromeo@epil.org.

Elektrik Youth After School - Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg branch
January 09, 2013 - Brooklyn

Learn how to promote literacy and language development with your preschooler through play.

Wii Gaming for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Rugby Branch
January 09, 2013 - East Flatbush

Kids gather to play Wii video games.

Winter Wednesday Story Time - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 09, 2013 - Upper Nyack

The synagogue hosts this weekly play-date featuring stories and songs with a Jewish twist. Continues every Wednesday until March 20 (except Feb. 20).

Kirigami Snowflakes - Rose Memorial Library
January 09, 2013 - Stony Point

Kids can have fun, experiment, and let their creativity go wild as they fold, cut, and decorate a piece of paper into a dazzling winter decoration. Pre-registration is required.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
January 09, 2013 - West Nyack

Children are invited to hear Penguin and Pinecone. Afterward they'll make a paper plate penguin to take home.

Special Wednesdays At The J - JCC Rockland
January 09, 2013 - West Nyack

Lanie Goldberg MSEd, Educational Specialist from Peaceful Interaction, hosts this structured and informative play date for parents with children ages 6 months to 2 years. This month's topic is Preventing Meltdowns. Group monthly through May.

Laptops for Teens - Hollis Library
January 09, 2013 - Hollis

Calling all teens: learn how to use a laptop to complete your homework assignments and play fun games.

Zumba Workshop for Teens - Briarwood Library
January 09, 2013 - Briarwood

Join Audrey Bright for an exhilarating Zumba workout designed especially for teens. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

Scrappy Scarf: a Sewing Workshop - Pomonok Library
January 09, 2013 - Flushing

A scarf is the perfect way to complete a look while staying warm in the winter. Young people ages 9-14 will use various materials to create unique neckpieces.

Chess Club - Poppenhusen Library
January 09, 2013 - College Point

Teens and children of all ages are invited to enjoy a challenging game of chess. Beginners are welcome.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Chai Center in Dix Hills
January 09, 2013 - Dix Hills

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support group meetings on the second Wednesday of every month for bereaved parents at the Chai Center in Dix Hills. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Executive Director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993.

Evening Program for Adults & High School Students: Highlights from the Bioneer Conference 2013 - Greenburgh Nature Center
January 09, 2013 - Scarsdale

The annual Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, CA is a "gathering of scientific and social innovators who have demonstrated visionary and practical models for restoring the Earth and communities." Nikki Coddington will share highlights from the conference she attended in October and show video selections from the keynote presentations by speakers such as Paul Hawken, Sarah Steingraber, Bill McKibben, and others. Discussion will include possibilities for applying some of the ideas learned locally. Event is in partnership with the Sierra Club, Lower Hudson Group. Program designed for adults and high school students.

Stories & Stuff: 'Dog Tales' - White Plains Public Library
January 09, 2013 - White Plains

Preschool storytime, including a craft activity, for ages 4 and 5 without an adult. Literacy connections are made at "Stories & Stuff," where stories are centered around a theme and children listen and interact with corresponding rhymes, songs, and/or finger plays. A final craft project ties in with the topic, fostering a sense that stories are imaginative, yet lasting, and continue to enrich creative thoughts and play. Tickets are distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Daddy, Donuts and Me Storytime - Ossining Public Library - Children's Program Room
January 09, 2013 - Ossining

After work, unwind with some stories, crafts, snacks, and more. Dad, uncles, grandpas welcome - Moms too! For all ages with a grownup.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
January 09, 2013 - Wilton

This program offers songs, play, and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. No registration necessary.

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
January 09, 2013 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy times. No registration necessary.

Creation Station! - Wilton Library
January 09, 2013 - Wilton

Each week different materials will be available for children in grades K through 5 to make any creation they choose. This is the perfect opportunity for children to innovate, communicate, and express themselves in a free-form environment. Some materials that may be available are Legos®, arts and crafts materials, model cars, Lego Technics®, science kits, and more. No registration.

Toddler Time - Hillcrest Library
January 09, 2013 - Flushing

Children ages 2-3 years and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, crafts, and lots of fun.

PS 151 Open House - The Magnet School of Global Communicationand Foreign Language School
January 09, 2013 - Woodside

The Magnet Schools of Global Communication and Foreign Language School, PS 151, is part of the international baccalaureate program which is accepted world-wide as an accredited standard of excellence. Students at PS 151 have the opportunity to learn Spanish. The school has a new library, computers in each classroom, music and art classes, and after-school enrichment activities. All classes are rigorous and standards based.

Have No Fear Storytime - Barnes and Noble-Utopia Center
January 09, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Young children can learn all about being brave and overcoming fears. Staff read from kid-friendly books such as Kel Gilligan's Daredevil Stunt Show by Michael Buckley and My Brave Year of Firsts by Jamie Lee Curtis.

Parent Leadership Initiative (PLI) Training for the Town of Babylon - Brennan High School
January 09, 2013 - N. Babylon

Parent leadership initiative courses are one night a week with dinner and child care provided. Participants are given working knowledge of state and local government, media, civic relations and available community resources. Participants of this program will learn to become parent leaders, advocates, increase involvement in their community and make a real difference in the health, happiness and success of children in their community. A mandatory kick off retreat is January 5, 9am-4pm. Interested applicants will complete an application and interview process. Visit the website Childcaresuffolk.org.

Silly Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
January 10, 2013 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited for picture book stories, songs and crafts. Thursdays through February 14.

Nancy Drew Book Club - Rose Memorial Library
January 10, 2013 - Stony Point

Young readers are invited to join us at the library for a brief book discussion, trivia games, a craft, and a snack. Participants can pick up a copy of the book at registration, which begins on December 20. This month the group will read Ski School Sneak.

Storytime for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
January 10, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with children ages 24-36 months are invited to this introduction to storytime with simple picture book stories, finger plays, creative movement with music, and a themed coloring sheet. Thursdays through February 14. Pre-registration is required.

Mother Goose Rhymes for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
January 10, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with walkers up to 24 months are invited to join the library for feltboard stories, Mother Goose rhymes, finger plays, creative movement with songs, a simple sticker craft, and bubbles. Thursdays through February 14. Pre-registration is required.

Mitzvah Makers - JCC Rockland
January 10, 2013 - West Nyack

Students in grades 8-12 are invited to a brainstorming session to help create community service projects. Participants will discuss various projects and review different charities to determine which ones to help.

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
January 10, 2013 - Flushing

Children and teens ages 11-14, can try their hand at acting, and perform in a live show especially for kids. Budding actors, musicians, scenery artists, sound effects techs, and stagehands are needed. Meetings and rehearsals are required for all actors and actresses.

Ridge Kids Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
January 10, 2013 - Bay Ridge

A workshop-style environment for kids to practice creative writing.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Paerdegat branch
January 10, 2013 - Mill Basin

Toddlers enjoy stories and playtime.

Game Space Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, McKinley Park branch
January 10, 2013 - Dyker Heights

Kids and tweens gather for electronic and board games.

Lego Club - White Plains Public Library
January 10, 2013 - White Plains

Children in grades 1-6 design and build their own structures using The Trove's Lego set.

Flushing Anime Club - Flushing Library
January 10, 2013 - Flushing

Teens and Otakus can enjoy this meeting spot in front of the television. Find out the latest manga news and recommendations followed by screenings.

Picture Book Time - Cambria Heights Library
January 10, 2013 - Cambria Heights

Children 3-5 years and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Slime Time Presented by Mad Science - North Hills Library
January 10, 2013 - Little Neck

Children ages 5-12 can ooze into a gooey hour of sliming around by creating slime with the Mad Science recipe and entering the Slime Olympics. Kids get to take home their very own slime concoction, too. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

Beaded Jewelry Creations - Woodside Library
January 10, 2013 - Woodside

Show your creativity and have fun making bracelets and necklaces with an assortment of gorgeous beads in designs ranging from simple to complex. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

Community Cooperative Nursery School Open House - Community Cooperative Nursery School
January 10, 2013 - Rowayton

Learn about the Community Cooperative Nursery School (CCNS), a preschool with a 59-year tradition of providing children a creative environment with professional guidance for ages 2, 3 and 4.

Parkinson's Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
January 10, 2013 -

A support group for those with Parkinson's disease. Meets every second Thursday of the month. Call for exact location.

Baby Dance Party - Tuney Tots
January 10, 2013 - West Islip

Tuney Tots is hosting a Baby Dance Party, featuring music and movement, baby-safe instruments, ribbons, scarves, and dress-up. Learn about music-and-bubbles classes this winter.

Storycrafters - Mineola Public Library
January 10, 2013 - Mineola

Exciting stories, favorite songs, and simple crafts are all part of this session for little ones. Registration required.

Teen Leadership - JCC Rockland
January 10, 2013 - West Nyack,

The JCC's Cathie Izen hosts this leadership and brainstorming meeting where teens can come together to create community service projects that help people locally, nationally, and internationally. Participants will review different charities to decide which ones to support. In the process, participants will develop communication and leadership skills, learn how to brainstorm, and enhance their compassion for others. Students in grades 7 and 8 meet at 7pm; students in grades 9-12 meet at 8pm.

Saw Mill River Audubon Live Animal Program: Amazing Adaptations - Ossining Community Center
January 10, 2013 - Ossining

Join Animal Embassy and incredible live Animal Ambassadors for this interactive, educational, and entertaining presentation. Participants will meet a variety of animals from around the world, representing numerous habitats and reflecting the amazing diversity of life on Earth. Meet tortoises, lizards, snakes, and sugar gliders. Doors open at 7pm for refreshments. Suitable for children ages 4 and older. No admission after 7:30pm. To reserve call 914-666-6503 or email office@sawmillriveraudubon.org.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 11, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Call to register. Classes run through January 11, 2013

Open House - Early Childhood Center at Memorial United Methodist Church
January 11, 2013 - White Plains

A NAEYC accredited, NY State-licensed and -registered, non-sectarian program celebrating over 50 years of quality early childhood programs for ages 2-5.

Picture Book Time - Hempstead Library
January 11, 2013 - Hempstead

The program includes stories, songs, animal friends, and fun.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Brighton Beach branch
January 11, 2013 - Brighton Beach

Kids enjoy an arts and crafts session.

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Clarendon branch
January 11, 2013 - Midwood

Children, 3-5 years, plays with toys and hear stories.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
January 11, 2013 - West Nyack

Children are invited to hear Penguin and Pinecone. Afterward they'll make a paper plate penguin to take home.

Foundations of Education Series featuring Dr. Michael Thompson - Rippowam Cisqua School: Lower Campus
January 11, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Rippowam Cisqua School's 2012-2013 Foundations of Education Series continues with a return visit from Dr. Michael Thompson, bestselling author and renowned psychologist specializing in children and families. Dr. Thompson will speak about "Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Friendship Development, Popularity, and Social Cruelty in Childhood." Dr. Thompson's lecture is free and open to the public and will take place in the Sky Room. Rippowam Cisqua School's critically acclaimed Foundations of Education Series is a dynamic program featuring informative lectures on how to raise successful, lifelong learners. For more information, please contact Ryan Smith at 914-244-1292 or ryan_smith@rcsny.org.

Fun Wii Friday - Hollis Library
January 11, 2013 - Hollis

Calling all teens. Enjoy an afternoon of socializing and Wii games.

Teen Happy Hour - Flushing Library
January 11, 2013 - Flushing

Teens can end their week playing video games, board games, listening to music, and just hanging out with their friends.

New Era Anime Club - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
January 11, 2013 - Yonkers

Teens and tweens ages 12-19 discuss and read Manga, watch and talk about Anime, draw, debate, and answer trivia questions. Light snacks provided.

Holiday Spotlight Tour - Morgan Library & Museum
January 11, 2013 - New York

These holiday-focused tours include stops at a Gospel Lectionary featuring an illumination of the Nativity, Beatrix Potter's designs for holiday cards, and the manuscript of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol.

The Lounge - Wilton Library
January 11, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades 1 and up are invited to play video games on the Library's Wii system. Comfortable seating will be available. Caregivers must remain in the building for children under age 12. No registration. The room will be open every Friday as long as there is available staff.

Tiger Tots: Kung Fu for Little Ones - Briarwood Library
January 11, 2013 - Briarwood

Children ages 5 and younger can enjoy a mix of traditional Chinese kung fu exercise, music, fun, and fitness with kung fu black belt and children's music specialist Emily Ellison. Participants should wear comfy clothes and be prepared to take their shoes and socks off to wiggle your toes. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

Admissions Open House - Westbury Friends School
January 11, 2013 - Westbury

A light breakfast, a roundtable discussion with school administration, current parents and alumni parents, a slide show and a tour will help visitors gather important information about Westbury Friends School during this open house.

Mother Goose Time - Douglaston-Little Neck Library
January 11, 2013 - Little Neck

Children between 9 and 24 months can enjoy singing nursery rhymes, listening to stories, and learning about Mother Goose and her friends. Space is limited.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
January 11, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The Moxie Spot combines its comfy food with a program of short movies and a family-friendly feature. Check website for movie titles.

Resources NYC Presents: What Special Ed Reform Means for You and Your Child - CEC 20
January 11, 2013 - Bay Ridge

There have been rumors about kids being moved to inclusion classes from special education classes, and the elimination of full time specail education classes altogether. Get the facts about the sweeping changes that is taking place to NYC public schools special education programs.

Introductory Session for Prospective Parents - Green Meadow Waldorf School
January 11, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents are invited to learn about Waldorf education, talk with the school's administrator, and tour the campus. Adults only, please.

Saturday Morning Storytelling with the Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
January 12, 2013 - Midtown

Some of New York's most famous storytellers bring to life exciting tales of mythical creatures and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far North.

Comic Books and Manga - Hempstead Library
January 12, 2013 - Hempstead

Join in for an instructional series on how to create and publish your own comics and manga. Attendees will learn much more than just drawing: Highlights include organizing art tools, developing characters and storylines, and prepping the final product for publication. This free program is open to adults and high school students. Registration at the Reference Desk is required.

Story Craft - Franklin Square Public Library
January 12, 2013 - Franklin Square

Children 3-5 years will be entertained with a story and a craft project. Class size limited to 25.

Tot Shabbat Service - Montebello Jewish Center
January 12, 2013 - Suffern

Montebello Jewish Center invites families with young children to this monthly, Saturday morning "tot Shabbat" service. Through interactive songs, games, stories, and other experiences, young children will learn prayers, explore Torah stories and Jewish holidays, and have fun.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
January 12, 2013 - West Nyack

Children are invited to hear Penguin and Pinecone. Afterward they'll make a paper plate penguin to take home.

Creative Writing Workshop - Larchmont Public Library
January 12, 2013 - Larchmont

Young adult authors, Amalie Howard, author of "Bloodspell," and Kristi Cook, author of "Haven" and Mirage," will guide you in creating your own short story. Sign up required in person, online, or by phone.

Saturday Crafts - Field Library
January 12, 2013 - Peekskill

Children of all ages are invited to enjoy a simple drop-in craft.

Shakespeare in the Church - St. Paul's Church N.H.S.
January 12, 2013 - Mt. Vernon

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" will be performed by the Red Monkey Theatre Group. Also view the site's feature exhibition, "A Clash of Cultures: Anne Hutchinson's Brief Life near St. Paul's Church."

Kids' Weekend Crafts - The Cupcake Corner
January 12, 2013 - Garden City

Bring your children to The Cupcake Corner any Saturday or Sunday (except for Holidays) and they will love creating a fun little craft. The craft differs each weekend and are themed around the holidays. No reservations necessary.

Accessibility Day - Stepping Stones Museum
January 12, 2013 - Norwalk

Accessibility Day offers free admission for families of children with special needs. Enjoy the museum's engaging exhibits, mingle with other families and learn with your child in a safe, welcoming, ADA-compliant environment. An Open Arms program.

Family Art Project: HIbernator's Den - Wave Hill
January 12, 2013 - Bronx

Get to know the local hibernators through sleepy tales of the season. Then make your own furry bear, bat, toad, or hedgehog mask, or fashion a dreamy, woodsy home. Free, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the generous support of Target.

Minecraft Club - Wilton Library
January 12, 2013 - Wilton

Minecraft is a creative game. Worlds made out of individual blocks are generated. In these unique worlds players can build anything, mine anything, create anything, and interact with other players. A server for the Wilton Library has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community can meet. Minecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join the Minecraft Computer Club to discuss and play everything Minecraft in the Children's Library. Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. No registration.

Gone in 60 Seconds Book Club - Wilton Library
January 12, 2013 - Wilton

Is it possible to write and perform a 60-second version of a great book? Find out as you re-tell your own high-octane version of the best in children's literature. Participants will pick the most important scenes, characters and lines and then speed-read through the finished product. After you've learned how to edit, analyze, compromise and communicate, you'll use technology to enhance your literary skills by creating an animated mini-movie trailer of one of the 60 second extravaganzas. The book this month is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. No registration. For children in grades 4-6.

Mama Doni Gets Cooking on Long Island! - Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center
January 12, 2013 - East Hills

The inimitable Mama Doni will cook up a musical storm with a family show and book signing celebrating the release of Mama Doni's new book, "Get Cooking! A Jewish American Family Cookbook & Rockin' Mama Doni Celebration" (Behrman House Publishing, $19.95). The centerpiece of the festivities will be an acoustic Mama Doni concert featuring an array of songs from the 29-track Mama Doni CD that's included with the book. Kids and families should come prepared for some aerobic challenges as they “Synagoguersize,” boogie to the Hamantaschen Dance for Purim, and of course join the famous “Challah Day” conga line. Hip young kids and their even hipper parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles are all encouraged to get up and dance at this spirited Jewish rock concert.

Young Chefs – Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Banana Split Shakes - Douglaston Library
January 12, 2013 - Douglaston

Young Chefs between the ages of 7 and 12 come out of the cold and enjoy the morning by preparing delicious homemade grilled cheese sandwiches and fresh banana split shakes. All materials included. Preregistration is required.

Binoculars Up! Introduction to Backyard Birding with Dick Worth - Connecticut Audubon Society
January 12, 2013 - Fairfield

Join long-time birder and naturalist Richard Worth who will teach you how to identify Connecticut's birds by sight and sound. This program is free but donations are appreciated. Register in advance by calling ext. 109.

Saturday Science Lab - Central Library
January 12, 2013 - Jamaica

Discover the wild and amazing world under the guidance of the Discovery Team. Children in Grades 1-6 will execute awesome experiments, learn something new, and enjoy educational fun at this lab.

Spring Semester Kids & Teens Open House - Dancewave
January 12, 2013 - Brooklyn

The School at Dancewave offers dance classes for all ages. Learn more at this open house.

DANCE TIME! Learn the Charleston - Westport Library
January 12, 2013 - Westport

Robin and Ed Poska of The Westport/Weston Cotillion teach the 1920s dance—no partner needed. Grades 2-5. Register online.

Brooklyn Beanstalk French and Spanish Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
January 12, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Story time in French and Spanish for children ages 12 months to 7 years.

Mulchfest - Prospect Park 3rd Street Entrance
January 12, 2013 - Park Slope

Put your holiday tree back where it came from--the earth! Bring your holiday tree to Prospect Park, where it will be turned into mulch for healthy ground cover. Plus, you can take some home for your own yard or garden. You can also drop off your tree at the Prospect Park Southwest and Parkside Ave. entrance.

Saturday Morning Storytelling with the Hans Christian An - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
January 12, 2013 - Midtown

Some of New York's most famous storytellers bring to life exciting tales of mythical creatures and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far north. Join Chris Potts in January for Gudrun of Laxdæla's Saga.

National Dance Institute Open House - National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts
January 12, 2013 - Harlem

National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts opens its doors to the community for an afternoon of fun and festive activities. Children and adults are invited to participate in exciting high energy dance classes, enjoy a performance by children of NDI, and explore the new, state-of-the art facilities of the NDI Center.

Open House - Precious Lambs, Inc.
January 12, 2013 - Holbrook

Learn about the programs the pre-school and childcare center has to offer.

'Sesame Street: Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures' - Sony Wonder Technology Lab
January 12, 2013 - Upper East Side

See a free screening of "Sesame Street: Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures" at the 73-seat High Definition Theater. Reservations can be made Monday through Friday beginning two weeks prior to the date a screening is scheduled by calling 212-833-8100 and selecting option 3. Remaining tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to the start of the screening on a first come first served basis. Admission will be closed to ticket holders 15 minutes after the screening begins. Sesame Street's new Claymation series features Bert and Ernie, everyone's favorite best friends. Join them as they search for buried treasure as "Pirates," ride horses in the "Wild West," and swim with fish in the "Deep Sea." The adventures continue as they help out an Arctic friend in "Penguins," run from dinosaurs in "Cavemen," and cook up a mess in "Bakers." 50 minutes, rated G.

Hands-on Nano Demos - Sony Wonder Technology Lab
January 12, 2013 - Upper East Side

Just how small is small? Uncover the fascinating world of nanoscience and nanotechnology and participate in hands-on activities that explore the properties, structures, materials and scale of this important field of science. All activities require general admission to the lab. Best suited for ages 7 and up.

Moving through the World in Stories - Katonah Library
January 12, 2013 - Katonah

Moving through the World in Stories combines the ancient art of oral storytelling with the healing practice of yoga. Children ages 4-7 are exposed to a new way of enjoying stories and finding ways to connect with their bodies. Pre-register with the Katonah Children's Library at 914-232-1233.

Open House - Mill Basin Day Camp
January 12, 2013 - Mill Basin

Learn about Mill Basin day camp, a program for children of all ages.

Open House (18 months-Grade 8) - Whitby School
January 13, 2013 - Greenwich

Learn about programs at The Whitby School. To RSVP, call 203-302-3900 or register online at WhitbySchool.org.

Summer Camp and Teen Fair - Rye Country Day School
January 13, 2013 - Rye

A great opportunity to learn about summer sleepaway camps, travel, wilderness, language, academic, and community service programs in the United States and abroad. Meet directors and speak with knowledgeable consultants who can help parents select the ideal program for their child.

Open House - Thornton-Donovan School
January 13, 2013 - New Rochelle

Open house for this international and independent day school, grades K-12.

Danceworks - White Plains Public Library
January 13, 2013 - White Plains

Danceworks, the modern dance troupe from Westchester Community College, will teach the basics of modern dance with audience participation. For children and their families.

Yonkers Philharmonic Free Concert - Saunders Trade High School
January 13, 2013 - Yonkers

The Yonkers Philharmonic's second concert of the Gala 50th Anniversary Season. The program features Andy Lin playing Hoffmeister's Viola Concerto, Mendelssohn's Fingal's Cave Overture, Brahms Second Symphony, and Engraft composed by Jeeyoung Kim, a concerto for Erhu and strings. The Erhu is a two-stringed, bowed, traditional Chinese instrument. Through the Erhu, composer Jeeyoung Kim expresses the deep and mixed emotions of her Asian roots. The Erhu gives off a timbre almost comparable to a human's, and is as exciting to watch being played as it is unusual in sound. Maestro James Sadewhite will give a brief pre-concert lecture in the Saunders High School auditorium at 2:15 pm. Like us on Facebook and hold the date of March 10th for the Beethoven 9th Gala Concert at SUNY Purchase. Key concert information for January 13, 2013 This season is made possible in part by ArtsWestchester with funds from the Westchester County Government. Thank you also to the Westchester Community Foundation for supporting our orchestra.

Kids' Weekend Crafts - The Cupcake Corner
January 13, 2013 - Garden City

Bring your children to The Cupcake Corner any Saturday or Sunday (except for Holidays) and they will love creating a fun little craft. The craft differs each weekend and are themed around the holidays. No reservations necessary.

Family Art Project: HIbernator's Den - Wave Hill
January 13, 2013 - Bronx

Get to know the local hibernators through sleepy tales of the season. Then make your own furry bear, bat, toad, or hedgehog mask, or fashion a dreamy, woodsy home. Free, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the generous support of Target.

Open Mic for Poets - Central Library
January 13, 2013 - Jamaica

Enjoy and afternoon of slammin poetry and meet Bonafide Rojas, author and 2002 Slam This! Rojas has appeared in Def Poetry Jam Season 4 and Spitting Ink, a Swedish documentary on poetry.

Electronic Waste Recycling Event - Queens Botanical Garden
January 13, 2013 - Flushing

The 10th Annual "After the Holidays" E-waste Event in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center, is one way to responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets. The goal is to collect 100 tons this month. Spread the the word to friends and neighbors. See website for a list of acceptable materials.

Admissions Open House - Vincent Smith School
January 13, 2013 - Port Washington

Success begins at Long Island's premier school that addresses the needs of reluctant learners and students with learning disabilities such as ADD, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, Expressive and Receptive Language issues. Parents can meet the Head of School, administrators, teachers, students and parents while they tour the campus and learn more about the program where it is "okay to Learn Differently."

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
January 13, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Small prizes for the winners. Break out some of Moxie Spot's board games, too.

Banjoist Jayme Stone - Westport Library
January 13, 2013 - Westport

Banjoist Jayme Stone makes music inspired by folk traditions from around the world.

Mulchfest - Prospect Park 3rd Street Entrance
January 13, 2013 - Park Slope

Put your holiday tree back where it came from--the earth! Bring your holiday tree to Prospect Park, where it will be turned into mulch for healthy ground cover. Plus, you can take some home for your own yard or garden. You can also drop off your tree at the Prospect Park Southwest and Parkside Ave. entrance.

Reception for Cityscapes Student Art Exhibition - Child Mind Institute
January 13, 2013 - Upper East Side

The Child Mind Institute's Student Art Project is a gallery program dedicated to displaying works of art created by children in the New York City community. Four times a year CMI invites schools to prepare an exhibition for our gallery based on a theme chosen by their art teachers. CMI's resident curator works directly with schools to facilitate every aspect of the exhibition process, from providing permission slips to framing art and printing exhibition invitations. Students' final pieces are prominently displayed in the gallery and each show launches with an opening reception where students, parents, and the school community are invited to view the exhibition. The Child Mind Institute believes the arts are critical to child development and academic success, promoting self-esteem and self-expression. Similarly, research has proven that integrating the arts into healthcare settings creates a healing environment, supports the physical, mental, and emotional health of patients, and reduces stress and anxiety. This exhibition is the second part of the final exhibition of the year, Cityscapes. The 51-piece exhibition has been displayed in two parts, with an opening reception in December and a second reception now. The exhibition is on view until mid-February and open by appointment. The inspiration behind the pieces in this exhibition is the sky and the city. Third grade girls created watercolor paintings of the sky at their favorite time of day, drawing from their own imagination for inspiration. For technique they studied artists who painted skies and observed how watercolors can be used to describe the drama and depth of the sky. The paintings they produced became the backdrop for the second part of the project, which focused on contour lines. The girls looked at images of the New York City skyline and noticed the features that make the city unique, including the different shapes and sizes of buildings that make up the city. Using photographs and paintings of New York for inspiration, the girls sketched their own interpretation of the skyline. Finally, they incorporated their skylines into their watercolor skies using black tempera paint and oil pastels.

January Jazz at Old Town Hall Museum - Old Town Hall Museum
January 13, 2013 - Stamford

Hear The Lee Gordon Trio, jazz ensemble and attend an Open Rehearsal featuring dancers from The Ballet School of Stamford.

American Girl Illustrator Christine Kornacki ~ Meet & Greet - Fairfield University Bookstore
January 13, 2013 - Fairfield

Meet American Girl book Illustrator Christine Kornacki who will be on hand to meet with customers and sign copies of her illustrated books-- Cecile and Marie Grace.

Tiny Tots - Hempstead Library
January 14, 2013 - Hempstead

This program is for children from 18 months to 30 months with a caregiver. Finger-plays, songs, and stories will provide fun for all.

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