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FREE THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX WEEK OF JUNE 24

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FREE Events for Kids in Bronx Find FREE kids events and family events in Bronx this week, June 24, 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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Family Movie - Haverstraw Public Library, Village Branch
June 24, 2013 - Haverstraw

sop by for a family-friendly movie on the big screen.

Board Game Fun! - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
June 24, 2013 - Garnerville

Kids in grades 1-6 are invited to stop by the library for some board game fun. Play chess, checkers, Scrabble, Clue, Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, and more.

Open Mic Poetry Night - Barnes and Noble - Utopia Center
June 24, 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.

Adoption: Everything You Need to Know - Hyatt House White Plains
June 24, 2013 - White Plains

This free event is open to anyone interested in or involved with the adoption process, including professionals, community members, expectant parents, adoptive and prospective adoptive parents and adoptees. Learn about the domestic and international adoption process and meet the staff of Forever Families Through Adoption (FFTA). No registration necessary for this free event. Questions? Contact Anna at Forever Families Through Adoption at 914-939-1180, or email: adopt@foreverfamiliesthroughadoption.org.

826 NYC After School Tutoring - Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg branch
June 24, 2013 - Brooklyn

Kids get homework help courtesy of the 826 NYC writing/tutoring organization (home to the Brooklyn Superhero Supply).

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
June 24, 2013 - Homecrest

Babies and toddlers hear stories, sing songs, and play.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
June 24, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids learn, play, and practice chess with help from an instructor.

Magic Show - White Plains Public Library
June 24, 2013 - White Plains

Jim Vagias presents his summer reading-themed "Dig into Reading" show. There will be magic, humor, puppetry, and lots of audience participation. Suitable for all ages.

Trove @ The Movies: 'ParaNorman' - White Plains Public Library
June 24, 2013 - White Plains

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies, and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse in this animated comedy thriller. Rated PG (some scary action and images, some rude language and humor), 92 mins.

Trove @ The Movies: "Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers" - White Plains Public Library
June 24, 2013 - White Plains

This week, The Trove Summer Film Festival presents animation from South Korea and the first LEGO movie on DVD, "The Adventures of Clutch Powers". Clutch Powers is Lego City's best explorer. His latest mission is to capture a criminal mastermind who is also a wizard. "This Lego homage to explorer films is a lot of fun for kids & families," writes one reviewer. Rated G, 78 mins.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
June 24, 2013 - White Plains

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

One-Man Circus! - Chappaqua Public Library
June 24, 2013 - Chappaqua

The National Circus Project brings circus programs to kids. No registration needed.

Circus Workshop for Kids Ages 8-12 - Chappaqua Public Library
June 24, 2013 - Chappaqua

A workshop for elementary and middle-schoolers, where they can learn juggling, plate-spinning, and more. Registration required.

COPE Sibling Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
June 24, 2013 - Jericho

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

Teen Beneath the Surface Summer Reading Club Sign-Up - Floral Park Public Library
June 24, 2013 - Floral Park

Grades 7-12 Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to start the summer season off and sign up for this year's summer reading club, "Beneath the Surface." There will be weekly raffles and prizes galore including a gift basket raffle just for signing up. And it's all so simple. Read 10 minutes a day, fill out a form and win cool prizes. Remember, the more you review, the better your chances of winning great prizes in the weekly raffles.

Summer Reading Kick-Off, Grins and Grins - Rockville Center Library
June 24, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Celebrate the start of Summer Reading with a show for the whole family. Grins and Grins is a comedic juggling act that will dazzle you with their feats of balance and circus skills, And, they will have you laughing in the aisles at their silly acts.

International Concert Series-Italian American Night - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
June 24, 2013 - East Meadow

Residents are given the opportunity to experience the broad range of cultures that Nassau County has to offer through an International Concert Series sponsored by Canon USA Inc.

The Art of Flamenco: a Dance and History Workshop - Flushing Library
June 24, 2013 - Flushing

In this interactive workshop participants will learn about the origin of flamenco; its culture, history, and technique; and some basic flamenco steps. Children ages 7-12 must be accompanied by an adult or other caregiver. Space is limited. Preregistration is suggested.

Game Night for Kids - Richmond Hill Library
June 24, 2013 - Richmond Hill

School-age children can enjoy playing a variety of board games.

Storytime - Hollis Library
June 24, 2013 - Hollis

Calling all tots and their parents or other caregivers. Enjoy stories, crafts and playtime.

Children's Basketball - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
June 24, 2013 - Battery Park City

Learn to play basketball with adjustable height hoops for kids of all sizes, with fun drills to improve skills. Parks programming leaders facilitate the fun and everyone is guaranteed a chance to play. Kids ages 5-6 play from 3:30-4:30pm; kids ages 7 and older play from 4:30-5:30pm.

Mezco Unveils Batman Classic TV Series Mez-Itz and Batmobile with Toy Giveaway - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
June 25, 2013 - New York

Attention Gotham City: On Tuesday, June 25th from 11am to 1pm, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square hosts the unveiling of the new Mez-Its Toy line, based on the classic 1960s Batman Classic TV Series, by Mezco Toys in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. The first 200 people to come view the display at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square dressed as their favorite Classic Batman TV Series character will each receive a FREE Mezco DC Universe Mez-Itz as well as $10 off the price of admission to the Odditorium (Limit of one discount and one toy per costume, cannot be combined with other offers). Toys will be delivered in a life size Classic TV style Batmobile. Fans of the Caped Crusader are welcome to take photos and video with the Batmobile.

Be Inspired at Agora Gallery this May - Agora Gallery
Through June 25, 2013 - New York

June is an exciting month at Angora Gallery this year, with three memorable exhibitions to get the summer off to a great start. The Manifestation of Milieu shows artists taking the familiar and adding a sense of the unusual to it, with each work of art becoming a window into a world similar to ours, but where anything seems possible. In Pulse of Abstraction, a feeling of energy, movement and fulfilling life infuses the works, reaching out to touch the audience and encourage us to respond with courage and conviction. In Kaneko Johkoh's solo exhibition, thoughtful consideration merges with an attractively impulsive method to create Sumi ink paintings of power and potency. The exhibitions open on June 4, 2013 and continue until June 25, 2013, with an opening reception on the evening of Thursday, June 6, 2013. Entrance is free and art lovers are invited to attend and refresh themselves with inspiring, evocative art.

Music & Movement with Miss Fran - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
June 25, 2013 - Garnerville

Toddlers are invited to this sing-along puppets, musical instruments, props, and lots of movement. Fran Roesemann leads this fun morning for ages 1-5. Registration required.

Sandy Memory Collage - Arverne Library
June 25, 2013 - Arverne

Participants will make picture-and-word collages based on their experiences and memories of Hurricane Sandy to help them express their feelings and celebrate hope and renewal.

Toddler Time/Sing Along with Ms. Cindy - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
June 25, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Kids enjoy stories, socializing, and singing with Ms. Cindy.

Story Play: Puzzles and Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
June 25, 2013 - Borough Park

Kids can hear a story read aloud, or enjoy puzzles and board games.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
June 25, 2013 - Dyker Heights

Teens play games, read, do homework, listen to music, and take over the library...sort of!

Tee Shirt Painting @ The Field Library - Field Library
June 25, 2013 - Peekskill

Create a work of art to wear for the summer. Kids should sign up first, then bring a shirt and their creativity - paint will be provided by the library. This is a popular program, so please call to sign up.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble -Carle Place
June 25, 2013 - Carle Place

Join in for a fun story time. Kids will read books and do a related activity.

Pottery Barn Story and Crafts - Pottery Barn Kids - Roosevelt Field
June 25, 2013 - Garden City

Little ones and their parents or caretakers will enjoy exciting stories and do fun crafts in this hour-long adventure.

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
June 25, 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.

Tunes & Tales - Norwalk Public Library
June 25, 2013 - Norwalk

For children ages 5 and under to enjoy interactive stories, songs and games that encourage their emerging language skills followed by playtime. A caregiver must be present. Limited to the first 20 children who arrive; stop by the front desk to pick up your name tag before 10 am.

Teen Summer Reading Club Kick-Off Party and Movie - Floral Park Public Library
June 25, 2013 - Floral Park

Welcome to the official summer reading club "BENEATH the SURFACE" kick-off party. There will be lots of food, lots of fun, and even a scary movie. All teens entering grades 7-12 are invited to join the fun. Sign up online or at the adult reference desk.

Book Buddies - Windsor Park Library
June 25, 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.

Crafty Tuesdays - Forest Hills Library
June 25, 2013 - Forest Hills

Children ages 5 and up explore their creative side and have fun making great projects to take home.

Chess for All - Rosedale Library
June 25, 2013 - Rosedale

Chess for all is open to beginners, advanced players and in-betweens.

Knit and Crochet Club - Rochdale Vilage Library
June 25, 2013 - Jamaica

Tweens and teens in 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.

Children's Soccer - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
June 25, 2013 - Battery Park City

Kids have fun passing, shooting, and dribbling. Parks programming leaders facilitate the lessons and everyone is guaranteed playing time. Close-toed shoes required. Kids 3-4 play 2:30-3:15pm; kids 5-7 play 3:30-4:15pm; kids 8-11 play 4:30-5:30pm.

Teen Drumming Circle - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
June 25, 2013 - Battery Park City

Teenagers are invited to a drumming circle where they can learn the basics of drumming and improvise on African rhythms. Led by Maguette Camara, founder and director of Mane Kadang, a group of West African musicians and dancers. Camara teaches at Barnard-Columbia University and the Alvin Ailey School of Dance. Traditional hand carved, wooden West African drums are available to use.

Lego Club for grades K - 3 at Emma Clark Library - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
June 25, 2013 - Setauket

Chilren ages K-3 are invited to join this lego club for some fun and creativity. No registration required.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
June 26, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids ages 4-12 are invited to make something special with Legos.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
June 26, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Stories, socializing, and rhymes for babies.

After School Stories - Brooklyn Public Library, Saratoga branch
June 26, 2013 - Brownsville

Kids with and without disabilities hear stories. (Part of The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.)

After School Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library, McKinley Park branch
June 26, 2013 - Dyker Heights

Kids get help with homework from library staff.

Chess Club - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
June 26, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

Chess for all ages.

Eco-Crafts for Toddlers - Astoria Library
June 26, 2013 - Long Island City

It's never too early for kids to learn how to be ecology minded. Children ages 2-5 will spend the morning creating eco-crafts. A parent or other caregiver must be present.

The Sciencetellers - The Bugs of Blackwood - White Plains Public Library
June 26, 2013 - White Plains

The Bugs of Blackwood. By using experiments with fire, gas, air pressure, water, chemicals, and much more, see if Benjamin the bug's friends can save him before all hope is squashed! Sciencetellers offers interactive programs that use science experiments to tell stories.

"The Little Red Hen" by Rosy Puppets - White Plains Public Library
June 26, 2013 - White Plains

A hand puppet show of the classic tale about the industrious hen and her lazy housemates. Will they help her with all the preparations for making bread? "Not I," said the dog! Trove manager Rosemary Rasmussen built the Rosy Puppets production for preschoolers and performs all the characters in a one-woman show. Limited seating. Tickets distributed 30 minutes before showtime. For ages 3 and older.

Lego® Club - Wilton Library
June 26, 2013 - Wilton

Kids in grades K thru 4 are invited to join this weekly Lego® Club. Each session will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego® masterpiece from the library's collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45 p.m. the day of the program.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
June 26, 2013 - Laurelton

Real leaders are made not born. Learn to be a leader at this program for children in grades 3-6.

Farmer's Market - Wilton Historical Society
June 26, 2013 - Wilton

Shop for farm fresh produce and flowers by local farmers.

Online Test Prep - Long Island City Library
June 26, 2013 - Long Island City

This workshop provides online test strategies and a customized practice ground for those who want to accelerate preparation for online testing. Students are given access to interactive online practice tests based on official exams such as ACT, SAT and GED. Preregistration is required.

Knights of Queens - Queens Village Library
June 26, 2013 - Queens Village

Calling all budding Chess Masters! Children ages 6-16 will learn chess basics or sharpen their skills and strategies. Chess equipment will be provided.

Wednesdays in Teardrop Park - Teardrop Park
June 26, 2013 - Battery Park City

Join other school-age children for active lawn games and art projects. Parks Programming Leaders plan games based on their understanding of child development stages, and teach games that encourage a sense of community through cooperative play. Participating children are welcome to suggest games, and Parks Programming Leaders are always prepared to help get the games started with perennial favorites such as Tug of War, Red Light Green Light, Mr. Fox, Asteroids, Wiffle Ball and Four Square. Each week enjoy a different art project. Projects range from group murals and building cities from recycled boxes, to individual clay and wood constructions, masks, capes and mobiles inspired by nature in the park. For children 5 and older. Make new friends! All supplies are provided.

Drop-In Chess - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
June 26, 2013 - Battery Park City

Drop in to play the popular strategy game and get pointers and advice from an expert under the trees in Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, adjacent to the Park House. An experienced and enthusiastic chess instructor leads lessons in the popular strategy game for children and young people ages 5-18 in small groups. Beginners and all ability levels are welcome. Chess instructor Michah Saperstein has been teaching chess to children for 6 years, and has developed a coaching style which emphasizes creativity and imagination in children.

Gotham at-a-Glance - Gotham Writers' Workshop
June 26, 2013 - New York

For one night only, Gotham's teachers and staff will be hosting Gotham at-a-Glance, where you will learn about Gotham, get a few quick lessons from some of our teachers, and mingle with us over wine, soda, and snacks. The event is free, but you need to register in advance. You can sign up here: http://bit.ly/18ucwxm

33rd Annual Juried Photography Show - Freeport Memorial Library
Through June 27, 2013 - Freeport

The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport is pleased to announce the winners of its 33rd Annual Juried Photography Show, co-sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings. This year�s juror, Jeff Harris, made the selections from the submissions received. Learn more about Jeff at www.jeffharrisphoto.com and jeffharrisphoto.tumblr.com. The Show will be on exhibit through June 27.

Family Movie - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
June 27, 2013 - Garnerville

Watch a family-friendly movie on the big screen and enjoy free popcorn.

The Bossy Frog Band - Nyack Farmer's Market
June 27, 2013 - Nyack

The Bossy Frog Band performs for children at the Nyack Farmer's Market. Arrive early to park your stroller. These seasonal shows attract a big crowd.

The Great Writers: The Catcher in the Rye with Dr. Vivian Lynch - Manhasset Public Library
June 27, 2013 - Manhasset

As summer arrives and the school year ends, we listen to Holden Caulfield, the prep school student who changes everything for considerations of the American adolescent. If Huckleberry Finn is the original rebel, Holden is his urban descendant. Salinger's presentation of Holden's alienation, confusion, and searching for identity is bold, original, witty, and sometimes heartbreaking. Author: J.D. Salinger (1951)

Summer Reading Game Kick-Off at The Field Library: 'Dig Into Reading!' - Field Library
June 27, 2013 - Peekskill

Sign up for The Field's fabulous summer reading games - for kids ages 4 and up. Sign-up begins June 27, and games end August 17. Participants will report on books to teenage volunteers, and move their game pieces along the library's "Dig Into Reading" game boards, getting prizes along the way. Kids who read enough books get an invitation to the library's Pizza Party. Check fieldkids.wordpress.com for details.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
June 27, 2013 - Crown Heights

Teens enjoy music, games, socializing, and more.

Sing Along - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
June 27, 2013 - Marine Park

Roll over Beethoven! Come hear Mr. Avrum, the librarian, play some of your favorite tunes.

Ridge Girls Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
June 27, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Girls can write freely from their perspective in this special writing workshop.

School's Out Celebration @ The Field Library - Field Library
June 27, 2013 - Peekskill

Start your vacation the fun way - with a fabulous show for the whole family. Free live entertainment, plus a free book for every child!

Manga Drawing Time - South Ozone Park
June 27, 2013 - South Ozone Park

In this drawing group kids bring their creativity, and the library provides the supplies.

2013 Ridge Hill Summer Concert Series - Bernie Williams and His All-Star Band - Westchester's Ridge Hill - Yonkers
June 27, 2013 - Yonkers

Enjoy shopping, eating, and listening to great music al fresco on Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Guitarist and former Yankee Bernie Williams and His All-Star Band kick off the Thursday evening concert series on June 27. Hosted by WFAS-FM, shows start at 6pm, with opening acts featuring local talent from WFAS's popular Music Lounge. Bernie Williams, former Yankee, and four-time MLB World Series Champion, is taking his talents onto the stage. Growing up in Puerto Rico, Bernie developed a love for flamenco music at an early age. When he was eight, his father gave him a guitar and sparked a second life-long obsession. After retiring from baseball, Williams released his first album, "The Journey Within," to critical acclaim. His second album, "Moving Forward," featured guest stars including Bruce Springsteen and Jon Secada, and produced a #1 single, immortalizing the smooth Latin Jazz rhythms of Bernie Williams and His All Star Band with a Latin Grammy nomination for the album. Bernie is the author of "Rhythms of the Game: The Link Between Music and Athletic Performance," about "the symbiotic relationship between musical artistry and athletic performance through the eyes of a man who has mastered both." Rain date: July 1. About Westchester's Ridge Hill Westchester's Ridge Hill is a regional destination for the very best shopping, dining, and entertainment Westchester has to offer. Patterned after a classic downtown with a lush town square, it features a children's play area, dancing fountains, and a trolley - the Westchester's Ridge Hill Express. Shopping, dining, and entertainment options at Ridge Hill include National Amusements Showcase Cinema de Lux - a 12-screen movie theater featuring a restaurant, bar, and children's playroom, REI, and Dick's Sporting Goods, and Lord & Taylor, as well as popular brands and retailers like Apple, The Art of Shaving, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Bath & Body Works, Bonefish Grill, Brio Tuscan Grille, Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop, Charming Charlie, The Cheesecake Factory, Clarks, Desigual, Express, Elevation Burger, Francesca's Collections, Gap, GapKids, Guitar Center, Havana Central, H&M, LA Fitness, Lefteris Gyro, The Limited, LL Bean, Old Navy, Orvis, Pandora, Republic of Couture, Sephora, South Moon Under, Subway, Sur La Table, Texas de Brazil, TJ Maxx, Vera Bradley, Verizon/Go Wireless, Victoria's Secret, White House/Black Market, Whole Foods Market, and Yard House. LegoLand Discovery Center, Haagen-Dazs, and a two-level UNIQLO are now open. And soon, Ridge Hill will see the opening of Frannie's Goodie Shop. Located at Exit 6A off the New York State Thruway and at the Tuckahoe Road West exit from the Sprain Brook Parkway, the shopping and dining haven is easily accessible to millions of Westchester, Putnam, and Metropolitan-area residents and visitors. Westchester's Ridge Hill features 160,000 square feet of office space - approximately 110,000 square feet of which is occupied by WESTMED Medical Group, as well as an urgent care center. Learn more at westchestersridgehill.com.

Wii Fun For Kids - White Plains Public Library
June 27, 2013 - White Plains

Join in the Wii Fun games for kids! The competition takes place on the big screen in The Trove's Galaxy Hall. For boys and girls in grades 1-5.

Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
June 27, 2013 - New York

Violinist, composer, and erhu player Meg Okura brings her Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble to Lincoln Center for an evening that re-imagines the classics of the pioneering Japanese musician, activist, and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, Academy and Grammy Award winner for the film score to Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
June 27, 2013 - White Plains

Join Toe, bookseller/entertainer extraordinaire, every Thursday morning for stories, singing and lively fun.

International Concert Series-Russian American Night - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
June 27, 2013 - East Meadow

Residents are given the opportunity to experience the broad range of cultures that Nassau County has to offer through an International Concert Series sponsored by Canon USA Inc.

The Willow Girl - Wallenberg Square - Forest Park
June 27, 2013 - Kew Gardens

In this show presented by the Catskill Puppet Theatre, a young girl comes to America, realizing she possesses special gifts. She has been taught the healing power of plants and has a secret friend... the mysterious spirit who inhabits a beautiful Willow Tree.

Journey to the Stars - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 27, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Volunteers from the Amateur Astronomists Association lead participants across the sky. Telescopes will be on-hand, or bring your own.

Short Film and a Craft - Norwalk Library - Sono Brach
June 27, 2013 - Norwalk

Children of all ages through fifth grade are invited to a weekly after-school arts and crafts program, with a new twist. Children will first enjoy a short film based on a book and then create artwork based on the film. Films run approximately 10 minutes and range from classic fairytales /folktales and classic picture books to current favorites. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and is available online or by calling 203-899-2790 x 15903.

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
June 27, 2013 - Battery Park City

Spend an afternoon in the park playing lawn games, using everything from parachutes to dozens of asteroid-balls, and making different art and craft projects every week from May through October. The fun is facilitated by Battery Park City Park's programming leaders. Everybody plays. All materials and supplies provided.

Decoding and Solving for a Lifetime of Challenges - Clark Dodge Wealth
June 27, 2013 - White Plains

Serving the special needs community, Clark Dodge Wealth will hold an event entitled "Decoding and Solving for a Lifetime of Challenges." Guest Speakers will include Mr. Michael Sanders, President, Clark Dodge Asset Management; Ms. Frances M. Pantaleo, Attorney, Partner, Walsh, Amicucci, & Pantaleo LLP. Reception and hors d'oeuvres. Please RSVP by June 10th by calling 914-694-2390 or emailing nshikes@clarkdodgewealth.com.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo - Prospect Park Bandshell
June 27, 2013 - Brooklyn

Performing en travesti (in drag), Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is the world's premier all-male classical ballet company. Their long-awaited debut at the Bandshell will include excerpts from Swan Lake, Pas De Deux, Go for Barocco, Dying Swan, and Paquita—the perfect way to kick off Pride Week in NYC.

2013 Sandcastle Contest - Hither Hills State park
June 27, 2013 - Montauk

Sand sculptors may use sand, water, and any other natural materials native to the beach. Prizes are provided by the Natural Heritage Trust and JR Water Corporation, the program's co-sponsors. Prizes will be awarded for the best sculptors and castles in several categories. Registration is held each Thursday from 9:30-10:30am. For more information call 631-668-2554.

Wii Play - Haverstraw Public Library, Village Branch
June 28, 2013 - Haverstraw

Kids in grades 1-6 can challenge their friends on the Wii.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
June 28, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids ages 4-12 are invited to make something special with Legos.

Storyplay - Brooklyn Public Library, Rugby branch
June 28, 2013 - East Flatbush

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers hear stories, music, and play.

Board Games for Kids and Tweens - Brooklyn Public Library, Arlington branch
June 28, 2013 - Brownsville

Kids and tweens play Monopoly, Battleship, Trouble, and other classic board games.

Seaport Music Festival - South Street Seaport
June 28, 2013 - New York

6/7 Oblivions w/Ex -Cult 6/14 TBA 6/21 Fear of Men 6/28 Unknown Mortal Orchestra

North Shore Pops Concert Band Concert - John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell, Sunset Park
June 28, 2013 - Port Washington

Singles Association of Long Island, ages 25 plus, will attend the North Shore Pops Concert Band Concert. Bring a chair. Ask for Vinny, Joe, George, or Maria-Elena. Social gathering afterwards at a diner. For further information, call Vinny at 516-825-0633 or Maria-Elena ar 718-570-4141. RSVP by June 26.

Picture Book Time - Ozone Park Library
June 28, 2013 - Ozone Park

Children ages 4 and younger can enjoy a morning of storytelling, music, and games.

Chess Club - Auburndale Library
June 28, 2013 - Flushing

Kids ages 8-14 can learn new skills and make friends. Hosted by Chess Master Paul.

Teen Movie Fridays at Central - Central Library
June 28, 2013 - Jamaica

Missed the opportunity to see a current movie in the local theatre? Not interested in a Netflix trial membership? Come watch the latest movies, and make new friends.

Trove @ The Movies: 'ParaNorman' - White Plains Public Library
June 28, 2013 - White Plains

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies, and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse in this animated comedy thriller. Rated PG (some scary action and images, some rude language and humor), 92 mins.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
June 28, 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.

Open Rehearsal with the Westchester Philharmonic - Performing Arts Center, Purchase College
June 28, 2013 - Purchase

Join Westchester's only fully professional classical symphony orchestra for a free open rehearsal. Watch the musicians prepare for a concert in an informal setting. Patrons may attend as much or as little of the rehearsal as they like, making this a great opportunity to introduce young children to the live classical music experience. The rehearsal lasts approximately two hours. Featuring: Tito Muñoz, conductor Jeremy Denk, piano Program: Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral"

International Concert Series-Greek American Night - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
June 28, 2013 - East Meadow

Residents are given the opportunity to experience the broad range of cultures that Nassau County has to offer through an International Concert Series sponsored by Canon USA Inc.

Walk the Hempstead Plains - Nassau Community College
June 28, 2013 - Garden City

Take a tour of the legendary Hempstead Plains prairie and learn about native plants and animals, and how you can be involved in habitat restoration and become good stewards of the land. Call the number listed below for additional information.

Cultural Breakout Music Event - LeFrak City Library
June 28, 2013 - Corona

The Friends of Queens Library at Lefrak City present this community celebration with local musicians to help support the library.

Much Ado About Nothing - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 28, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

The Random Access Theater Company presents a different spin on Shakespeare's enjoyable Much Ado About Nothing--this time set in Colonial Macau.

Sunset Singing Circle - Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park
June 28, 2013 - Battery Park City

Raise your voice and join singer/guitarist Terre Roche as the sun sets over the Hudson River for enchanted evenings of folk songs, rounds, and chants. Novice and experienced singers of all ages are welcome. Bring a favorite song. SUNSET SINGING CIRCLES are a relaxing way to end the busy week and a wonderful opportunity for people to get together and sing in a casual and welcoming atmosphere. As Terre says, "Sunset Singing Circles are one of my very favorite events!" New Yorkers, sitting in the grass, watching the sun go down over the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty, singing This Land is Your Land and other favorites -- or just listening. Soulful, fun and surprising -- people tell me what a great time they have unwinding from the work week." Each season ? 2013 is the twelfth ? BPCPC produces a songbook, now grown to include nearly 100 songs that people know or are easy to learn. The songbook contains audience favorites and requests along with new tunes from Roche's annual review of classic folk and pop songs. Terre Roche has played guitar since the age of eleven, and with her two sisters, Maggie and Suzzy, produced 12 albums as The Roches, before they decided to pursue separate projects. Terre's first solo album, The Sound of a Tree Falling, was described by Sing Out! as "?luminous?enchantingly hypnotic?playing [that] is both complex and foundational, setting up solid but delicate rhythmic structures for each song on which her vocals can soar."

GARDEN FUN FOR KIDS with Purple Nancy - The Common Ground at Rotary Park
June 28, 2013 - Sayville

Gardening fun for kids ages 1-11 with a story time with local author "Miss Ali" (Alison McGarry) and her puppets. There will be games to play. Also, help release hundreds of ladybugs into the gardens at the park. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the fun with your family. All events at the park are free and handicap accessible.

IDs for Kids at Emma Clark Library - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Through June 28, 2013 - Setauket

Emma Clark Library will offer free laminated photo I.D.s for your child. There is no registration required. Simply come to the library on Tuesday, June 25 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or Friday, June 28 from 10:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.

Summer Movie Series: Jaws - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
June 28, 2013 - New York

Spend Friday Nights on the Flight Deck with Intrepid's FREE Summer Movie Series! There has never been a movie or a phenomenon like JAWS, the terrifying motion picture from the horrific best seller and one of the most popular films of all time.

Fourth of July Noisemaker - Lakeshore Learning Store
June 29, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Kids really bring on the noise with a fun, colorful shaker they make themselves.

Kidville Roslyn Grand Opening - Kidville
June 29, 2013 - Roslyn Heights

Kidville Roslyn is having their Grand Opening events on Saturday, June 22nd, Sunday, June 23rd, and Saturday, June 29th from 10am - 2pm. There will be Rockin' Railroad performances on Saturday, June 22nd at 11am and 1pm and the following Saturday, June 29th at 11am and 1pm.

Archery - Prospect Park Picnic Ground
June 29, 2013 - Park Slope

Kids, 8 and older, and grownups learn archery with a trained instructor. A mandatory safety review is part of the session.

Siobhan McBride: 2013 Alexander Rutsch Award and Solo Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through June 29, 2013 - Pelham

Siobhan McBride is the winner of this year's Rutsch Award. Step into the dream-like world of her paintings during her solo show. Through June 29.

Reptile and Amphibian Seekout! - Marshlands Conservancy
June 29, 2013 - Rye

Kids will love looking for frogs, snakes, and a full-grown snapping turtle.

Geneology Workshop with Diane Warmsley - Elmont Memorial Library
June 29, 2013 - Elmont

This workshop discusses basic geneology terms and concepts and searching records for geneological information through ethnic research strategies and writing family history.

Siobhan McBride: 2013 Alexander Rutsch Award and Solo Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through June 29, 2013 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce Siobhan McBride as the winner of this year's Rutsch Award. Stop into the dream-like world of her paintings during her solo exhibition.

Saturday Crafts @ The Field - The Field Library
June 29, 2013 - Peekskill

Crafty kids can drop in for simple crafts with a helping adult. No sign-up required.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble Bookstore - Utopia Center
June 29, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Foster the love of reading. A variety of authors and themes will be featured.

Family Art Project: Lanterns for Summer Light - Wave Hill
June 29, 2013 - Bronx

Cut nature shapes from bright tissue paper. Then with a simple paper mache method, use the cut shapes to make festive lanterns that will make magical summer days and nights.

2nd Annual Book Extravaganza Fundraiser - Greater Astoria Historical Society-Quinn Bldg.
June 29, 2013 - Astoria

Over one thousand books are available for purchase including history, children's, non-fiction, fiction, sports, health, cookbooks, biographies, and many other special books. Books authored by the Greater Astoria Historical Society are available as well as Astoria & Long Island City T-shirts.

Salute to Veterans - Town Park Point Lookout
June 29, 2013 - Point Lookout

The Annual Independence Day Salute to veterans, features a headliner concert and fireworks display. Rain date, Sunday, June 30.

TD Bank�s Celebrate America Fireworks and Show - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
June 29, 2013 - East Meadow

A fantastic display of fireworks to celebrate America. Sponsored by TD Bank, this is a not-to-be-missed event. The whole family will enjoy it.

Volunteer Work- Hempstead Plains - Nassau Community College
June 29, 2013 - Garden City

Help with selected voluteer jobs around Hempstead Plains. It will be a great service to the community. Call the number listed for additional information.

Little Penguin Story Time - Fairfield University Bookstore
June 29, 2013 - Fairfield

Children ages 3-5 and accompanied by an adult are invited to celebrate Penguin character "Ladybug Girl" with a story, craft and a Starbucks' snack in the 2nd floor Kids Area. Please call or email to reserve your spot at ext 501 or fairfieldUBookstoreEvents@gmail.com.

Young Rewired State NYC - Museum Of The Moving Image
June 29, 2013 - Astoria

Interested in coding and design access to technology professionals, and the opportunity to build new digital prototypes? Over 2 days, participants ages 14-18 will level up their coding skills, collaborate with one another and professional mentors, and use open government data to build digital projects to solve real New York City problems. Some previous coding experience is required. Meals are provided. Pre-registration is required. Program concludes on June 30.

Crafts for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
June 29, 2013 - Garden City

Bring your kids to this bakery/cafe for a free craft any time between 12-4pm. Reservations not required. Craft changes every week.

Much Ado About Nothing - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 29, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

The Random Access Theater Company presents a different spin on Shakespeare's enjoyable Much Ado About Nothing--this time set in Colonial Macau.

Kids Create! - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 29, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Kids will enjoy creating arts and crafts in beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Kids Create! - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 29, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Kids will enjoy creating arts and crafts in beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Saturday Kayaking - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2
June 29, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Get out on the water! Children under 18 must have a guardian present.

Butterfly Count - Staten Island Museum
June 29, 2013 - Staten Island

Join the Staten Island Museum staff as they count butterflies all across the island. Bring a pair of bincoculars to help you spot the butterflies, and keep track of the ones you find.

Canada Day New York - Central Park
June 29, 2013 - New York

A free cultural, sport and music festival celebrating all things Canadian. Performers include award-winning Canadian bands LIGHTS, Brasstrounaut, Spirit of the West and Joel Plaskett, plus: the Central Park Cup, Taste of Canada, the Great Canadian Picnic, family activities, and more.

ART81 Young Artists Exhibition - ART81
June 29, 2013 - Bensonhurst

View artwork produced by the young artists of ART81.

Vintage Baseball - Governors Island
June 29, 2013 - Governors Island

See baseball played as it was at the turn of the last century

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through June 30, 2013 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts and crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. June 4: Create Thumbprint Animals; June 8: Make a Sunflower Sequence book; June 15: Craft a Father's Day surprise; June 22: Create a Counting Fish Bowl; June 29: Make a Colorful Windsock.

Inclusive Weekend Classes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through June 30, 2013 - SoHo

An opportunity for children with physical disabilities ages 7 and older and their able-bodied siblings or friends to participate in a drop-off art class together. This program is intended to make the museum's art-making accessible to all needs and provide an opportunity for siblings to spend time with each other and with peers who have similar experiences.If a child with a physical disability doesn't have a sibling to attend the session with him or her, the child may bring along a friend instead. Each session offers a new workshop that is designed to meet the needs of the participants. This program is staffed with CMA teaching artists and a licensed occupational therapist(s). This program is based on a class-like model in which the teaching artists and the OT work to facilitate the group experience, with a keen eye towards the special needs of the participants;?if your child requires dedicated one-on-one attention you should consider bringing a paraprofessional or other adult to help facilitate your child's experience. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, though they are welcome to stay if they wish or remain close by in another part of the museum. To sign up for a session, discuss your child's needs with the program director in advance of the session. Contact Rachel for more information at rrapoport@cmany.org.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through June 30, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. June 6, 13, 20, and 27.

Sing-along with Andrew - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Hear stories, sing, dance, then eat!

Bicycle Sunday - Bronx River Parkway
June 30, 2013 - White Plains

From the Westchester County Center in White Plains to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers, a 13.1-mile round trip, The Bronx River Parkway is open to all bicyclists, skaters, scooters, walkers and joggers. No motorized vehicles. Sponsored by Con Edison and Friends of Westchester County Parks.

Birding - High Rock Park
June 30, 2013 - Staten Island

Observe seasonal birds on this birdwatching expedition. Bring binoculars.

Photography & Sculpture Exhibition - Rowayton Arts Center
Through June 30, 2013 - Rowayton

High-quality photography and sculpture by RAC exhibiting members are featured in this exhibit. June 2-Jun 30, 2013.

Teacher in the Field Library - Field Library
Through June 30, 2013 - Peekskill

Elementary and middle schoolers puzzled by a homework assignment can drop in for homework help from a certified teacher on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays,and Thursdays: June 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, and 13 from 4-6pm. Call the library for more dates.

International Concert Series-African American Night - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
June 30, 2013 - East Meadow

Residents are given the opportunity to experience the broad range of cultures that Nassau County has to offer through an International Concert Series sponsored by Canon USA Inc.

Children's Storytime - Barnes and Noble-Forest Hills
June 30, 2013 - Forest Hills

Staff from B&N Booksellers will read stories, and then lead the children in a related activity.

Young Rewired State NYC - Museum Of The Moving Image
June 30, 2013 - Astoria

Interested in coding and design access to technology professionals, and the opportunity to build new digital prototypes? Over 2 days, participants ages 14-18 will level up their coding skills, collaborate with one another and professional mentors, and use open government data to build digital projects to solve real New York City problems. Some previous coding experience is required. Meals are provided. Pre-registration is required. Program concludes on June 30.

Crafts for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
June 30, 2013 - Garden City

Bring your kids to this bakery/cafe for a free craft any time between 12-4pm. Reservations not required. Craft changes every week.

Much Ado About Nothing - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 30, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

The Random Access Theater Company presents a different spin on Shakespeare's enjoyable Much Ado About Nothing--this time set in Colonial Macau.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

St. Gregory The Great Annual Gregorian Festival - St. Gregory The Great
Through June 30, 2013 - Bellerose

Rides * Games * Prizes * Well Known Live Entertainment * Gourmet Dishes * Religious Events * International Nights * Over 75 Years of Parish Community

The Dragonflies Are Moving: Let's Go, Too! - Muscoot Farm
June 30, 2013 - Katonah

Join Naturalist Tait Johansson for a close up look at these fascinating creatures. Meet in the Herb Garden then off on a hike to find the "dragons." Co-sponsored by Bedford Audubon.

5th Annual StoryWalk - Guided Tour and Kick-off Reception - Greenburgh Nature Center
June 30, 2013 - Scarsdale

Naturalist John Mancuso leads a walk along the woodland trail, while sharing a favorite children's storybook along the way, "Chipmunk at Hollow Tree Lane," by Victoria Sherrow. Enjoy free food, drink, and goodies from California Pizza Kitchen at the kick-off party. Recommended for children ages 8 and younger. StoryWalk runs through September 29.

Sciencetellers Summer Reading Game Kick-Off Party - Finkelstein Memorial Library
June 30, 2013 - Spring Valley

KIds are invited to learn about the science of matter by using experiments with fire, gas, air pressure, water, chemicals, and more. Registration is required.

imorts Performance & Reading Series Come Out and Play With Apryl Silly and Melissa Silly - Sip This
June 30, 2013 - Valley Stream

Join Apryl and Melissa Silly from The Silly Dilly Band for some high energy fun. There’s going to be a lot of singing, and dancing to get those sillies out. Come out and play!

Midnight Moment: A Digital Gallery - Time Square
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

MIDNIGHT MOMENT FEATURES NEW FILM FROM LOCAL ARTIST NEIL GOLDBERG CAPTURING SUBWAY RIDERS AS THEY EMERGE ONTO NEW YORK CITY STREETS. Shown on over fifteen of the largest digital screens in Times Square Monthly Program from the Times Square Advertising Coalition and Times Square Arts. June 2013, every night from 11:57pm – midnight. 3-minute Show.

Bideawee Classic Car and Adoption Fair - Bideawee
June 30, 2013 - Westhampton

Join Bideawee and NY AutoFest for a Classic Car Show and Adoption Fair at the Adoption Center at Bideawee in Westhampton. Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Customs, Classics and Bideawee adoptable animals will all be on display at Bideawee’s 150 acre campus on Old Country Road.

A Street Fair with a Caribbean Flair: The Flatbush Ave BID Annual Fair - Flatbush Avenue
June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn

This annual community event is fun for the whole family. Enjoy hundreds of vendors and free or low-price entertainment, rides, balloons, and more. Musical entertainment includes a traditional Haitian Rara band weaving their tunes throughout the crowd, a steel-drum band banging out beats, and a DJ.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
July 01, 2013 - White Plains

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

Children's Basketball - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
July 01, 2013 - Battery Park City

Learn to play basketball with adjustable height hoops for kids of all sizes, with fun drills to improve skills. Parks programming leaders facilitate the fun and everyone is guaranteed a chance to play. Kids ages 5-6 play from 3:30-4:30pm; kids ages 7 and older play from 4:30-5:30pm.

Tales & Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
July 01, 2013 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their favorite adult are invited for stories, finger plays, songs, and bubbles. Registration is required.

Tales & Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 01, 2013 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their favorite adult are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles. Registration is required.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 01, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited for a story and seasonal craft. Registration is required.

Summertime Arts and Crafts - McGoldrick Library
July 01, 2013 - Flushing

Children ages 6-11, can show their creativity and have fun making summer crafts.

Making Books Sing- My City Park - Steinway Library
July 01, 2013 - Astoria

When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. Best for ages 3-10, this 45-minute educational performance featuring puppetry, or

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