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

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by Kids Events Editor June 24, 2013

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Find fun things to do this week in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

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: [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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, original songs and audience participation teaches children the importance of shared community spaces. Space is limited and available first come, first served.

Summer Reading Buddies - McGoldrick Library
July 01, 2013 - Flushing

Children read books with a teen buddy to improve their reading skills.

Trove @ The Movies: 'Hotel Transylvania' - White Plains Public Library
July 01, 2013 - White Plains

The TROVE Summer Film Festival presents the animated comedy, "Hotel Transylvania" starring the voice of Adam Sandler. Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the Count's teen-aged daughter. Rated PG (some rude humor, action, and scary images), 91 mins.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
July 01, 2013 - Greenpoint

Children, ages birth to 5 years, enjoy hearing stories, exploring books, singing, and social interaction. (Part of The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.)

Drawing Fun - Brooklyn Public Library, Ulmer Park branch
July 01, 2013 - Bath Beach

Drawing and illustration for kids.

Board Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
July 01, 2013 - Homecrest

Kids can beat the heat with some great board games.

Coney Island Flicks on the Beach: The Little Fugitive - Coney Island Boardwalk
July 01, 2013 - Coney Island

This family-friendly movie is considered an American response to the French "new wave" school of movie making. A little boy runs away to Coney Island after his older brother plays a trick on him. Follow them in their quest to be reunited.

The Williamsburg Spelling Bee - Pete's Candy Store
July 01, 2013 - New York

From "broccoli" to "triskaidekaphobia," come test out your spelling in a bar backroom filled with smart people and beer. Free, open to all (21+). Signup begins at 7pm -- first 18 people get to play. Three-strikes-you're-out policy means more participation for everyone. Hosted by founder bobbyblue and comedian Jen Dziura. Winners get nerdy prizes and qualify for the annual Finals. Subway: L or G train to Lorimer. Pete's: www.petescandystore.com

Reach for the Starts Teen Talent Contest - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
July 01, 2013 - East Meadow

Nassau County�s own �Idol� presents the best in young vocal talent. Cheer for your favorite rising star! Bring a blanket or a folding chair.

Dancing Under the Stars - Forest Park
July 01, 2013 - Kew Gardens

Families can put on their dancing shoes and head to Wallenberg Square for an evening under the stars learning to ballroom dance.

Puppets in the Park: Little Red's Hood - O'Donohue Park
July 01, 2013 - Rockaway

Enjoy this fresh retelling of the classic Little Red Riding Hood tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smart phone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Red travels from the city to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she meets a colorful cast of characters while Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass.

Mother Goose Time - Douglaston/Little Neck Library
July 01, 2013 - Little Neck

Children between 6 and 23 months are invited to sing nursery rhymes, listen to stories, and learn about Mother Goose and her friends. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This is not a drop-off class. Space is limited.

Open Craft Mondays - Fairfield Public Library
July 01, 2013 - Fairfield

Drop by the library to make a seasonal and fun craft. Open to all ages while supplies last.

Lapsit Storytime - Garden City Public Library
July 01, 2013 - Garden City

Caregivers get comfortable. Little ones are sure to enjoy this Storytime for children ages 6 months - 17 months (with an adult caregiver). No registration required. First come, first served basis. For more information on storytimes, visit the library's website.

Mother Goose Storytime - Garden City Public Library
July 01, 2013 - Garden City

Remember all those nursery rhymes? Kids and caregivers are sure to enjoy this Storytime for children ages 18 months - 29 months (with an adult caregiver). No registration required. First come, first served basis. For more information on storytimes, visit the library's website.

Sweet Smell of Success-Movie - Garden City Public Library
July 01, 2013 - Garden City

Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick. Stars include Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, and Susan Harrison. (1957)

Tweens & Teens Movie Night - Chasing Mavericks - Garden City Public Library
July 01, 2013 - Garden City

Young Adult department will be showing a summer/surfing movie to 'Tweens and Teens. Come see this inspiring story of 15-year- old Jay Moriarity and his mentor Frosty Hesson. Experience their bonding as they both learn to conquer their fears and pursue their dreams. Refreshments will be served.

Paul Thek and His Circle: Gay in the 1950s - Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

Art For All Student Exhibit - Art League of Long Island
Through July 07, 2013 - Dix Hills

See the results of student work created by learning disabled and developmentally disabled adults served by ACLD, Inc. The workshop series and exhibition of student artwork is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. In Nassau and Suffolk Counties the Long Island Decentralization Grants for the Arts Program is administered by the Huntington Arts Council, Inc. June 3-July 7, 2013.

Stag Kids Reading Club - Fairfield University Bookstore
Through July 14, 2013 - Fairfield

Students in grades 1-8 are invited to join this incentive based reading program in partnership with the Bridgeport Bluefish and Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Read a minimum of 5 books and write one original book review between April 14 - July 14, 2013 and receive one free ticket to the Bridgeport Bluefish game on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 1:05pm. Additional tickets are available for purchase for $10. The Stag Kids Reading group will meet the players before the game for a private autograph session, run the bases after the game and a public announcement will acknowledge the students' reading success. One lucky member chosen at random will get to throw out the first pitch. Other raffle prizes include two free tickets to any Quick Center Performance Series Event (no expiration date) and a $25 Gift Card to the Fairfield University Bookstore (no expiration date).

Mr. M's Movies - Rockville Centre Public Library
Through July 19, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Come out and see Quartet. PG-13, 98 mins. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.

Anne Siems: Healing - Littlejohn Contemporary
Through July 20, 2013 - New York

By adopting 17th- and 18th- century American folk motifs, Seattle-based Anne Siems' portraits and still life paintings emit a haunting awkwardness. With rosy cheeks, haunted gaze and flattened features, Siems' highly stylized figures inhabit a dreamy colonial landscape. As the world itself seems frozen in time, the transparent figures float in the foreground, forever youthful and mysterious. The delicate patterning found in traditional embroidery is the main element used to define their clothing. A thick application of paint, at times intentionally crackled to create the effect of an aged surface, emphasizes folk painting and faux antiquity. Siems' paintings 'borrow backwards' with a refreshing whimsy and off kilter grace, participating in the current revival of 'old, weird America.'

The Universe Within Art by Govinda Sah "Azad" - Tibet House US Gallery
Through July 24, 2013 - New York

Tibet House US has announced their upcoming art exhibit, The Universe Within, which will showcase the masterful works of renowned Nepalese artist Govinda Sah "Azad". The exhibit will run from May 23, 2013 through July 24, 2013, with an opening reception to be held on May 23rd from 6-8pm ET. A portion of all sales will benefit Tibet House US and its ongoing work to preserve and present Tibetan culture. Govinda Sah "Azad" is a celebrated, young Nepalese artist who studied in Nepal, Bangladesh, as well as London, where he is now based. The Universe Within, his first solo exhibition in the US, is an impressive display of his blossoming personal style -- an introspective of the human life and soul through the study and display of creative cosmic, nebulous, and celestial occurrences. His paintings sometimes include vivid colors, but the paramount focus is the sharp and breathtaking contrast he creates between darkness and light. Govinda's work encapsulates the Buddhist philosophy of inversion, an analysis of the macrocosm of the beyond in attempt to provide an awareness of inner humanity. Through his awe-inspiring depictions of the birth of stars and interactions between clouds, Govinda urges human understanding and recognition of a cosmic energy within. In 2010, Govinda's art was presented at the 7th conference on The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena (INSAP VII) in the UK. INSAP conferences are a series of international meetings held to observe and explore the effects of the stars and sky on art, literature, myth, and other forms of cultural history. This year he will be presented at the 8th conference taking place at the American Museum of Natural History on July 7-12, 2013.

We Hold These Truths-The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through July 26, 2013 - Hempstead

Pick up Great Art Caper materials while in the Emily Lowe Gallery to enjoy self-guided super-sleuthing. Search for hidden clues in the works in the exhibit We Hold These Truths and use the clues to complete a message. Please check the museum's website for summer hours. This program runs through July 26.

Bike NY: Learn to Ride-Kids - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5
Through July 28, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

This free group class is for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. Through a safe, easy, effective method, Bike New York's experienced instructors help parents teach their kids how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Register at bikenewyork.org.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through July 31, 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. July 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Bargemusic presents Music in Motion - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through July 31, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

These neighborhood family concerts are one-hour long and include a Q&A with the musicians afterward. Perfect for young listeners and budding musicians.

Tale Waggers Training @ The Field Library - Field Library
Through July 31, 2013 - Peekskill

Kids in 2nd grade and up who love to tell stories will train to join the library's storytelling group and perform in public. Training consists of three sessions, and will meet July 9, 16, and 23. Children will memorize story details, act out parts, and use different voices and gestures. Games and videotaping, with twists, turns, and lots of humor. Sign-up is required.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through July 31, 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. July 6: Make a Sailing on the Waves picture; July 13: Create a Summer Sun Window Hanging; July 20: Make Finger Print Flowers; July 27: Craft a Fuzzy Chick puppet.

The Walter & Joan Hobbs Art Gallery: Artists' Shows and Receptions - Mineola Public Library
Through July 31, 2013 - Mineola

Join the library's staff downstairs in the Walter & Joan Hobbs Art Gallery. Each month, a different artists' work will be on display for public viewing. The featured artist for July is Stephen Zimic, a photographer who uses high dynamic range photography (HDR) to capture scenic beauty. Come in to view nature, captured at its very best.

Teen Summer Challenge - Fairfield Public Library
Through August 08, 2013 - Fairfield

From June 24 to the Finale Party on August 8, Fairfield Public library asks teens to try different activities to explore the world around them. Go "Beneath the Surface" with favorite challenges from last year along with some new ones. Read, watch movies, eat food, make things, attend Library events and help in the community to earn points and badges for chances to win great prizes. Visit the library's website to sign up and find out more.

Celebrate Brooklyn! - Prospect Park Bandshell
Through August 10, 2013 - Park Slope

Celebrate Brooklyn! offers a diverse season of free concerts usually on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Highlights this season include a screening of Dracula with a live performance from the Philip Glass Ensemble (July 13.), The Waterboys (July 19), They Might Be Giants (Aug. 10), and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis in a special children's concert (Jun. 8).

Summer Reading Starts! - Fairfield Public Library
Through August 10, 2013 - Fairfield

Register online. Then read and record to get rewards and raffle prizes. Come to the Summer Reading Party on August 8. Go online to the Summer Reading Program Calendar for activities and classes for children of all ages.

Union Square’s Summer in the Square - Union Square Park
Through August 15, 2013 - New York

Union Square’s Summer in the Square is back this year and bigger than ever! Union Square Partnership’s FREE weekly summer entertainment series is held Thursdays in Union Square Park starting June 13th. The series offers a vibrant mixture of activities for everyone. This year we’ve partnered with Paragon Sports to start each morning with a heart-pumping fitness regime for all levels that includes a weekly running club, boot camp from Circuit of Change, and yoga classes from Jivamukti during Fitness in the Square from 7:00 – 9:00 AM. At 10:00 AM, Kids in the Square kicks off in the Pavilion with Yoga StoryTime with Karma Kids, followed by a rotating lineup of the hottest children’s performers and acts at 11:00 AM on the South Plaza of the park. At lunchtime, enjoy live jazz from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in the park’s Westside Seating Area. Finally, each Thursday will close at 6:00 PM with free dance lessons and performances by Peridance Capezio Center. Mark your calendar and join us in the park this summer! The Summer in the Square fun ends August 15th. A complete schedule of activities and performances is coming soon to www.unionsquarenyc.org.

Union Square's Summer in the Square - Union Square Park
Through August 15, 2013 - Union Square

Union Square's Summer in the Square is back this year and bigger than ever. Union Square Partnership's free weekly summer entertainment series is held Thursdays in Union Square Park starting June 13. The series offers a vibrant mixture of activities for everyone. This year a partnership with Paragon Sports allows participants to start each morning with a heart-pumping fitness regime for all levels that includes a weekly running club, boot camp from Circuit of Change, and yoga classes from Jivamukti during Fitness in the Square from 7-9am. At 10am, Kids in the Square kicks off in the Pavilion with Yoga StoryTime with Karma Kids, followed by a rotating lineup of the hottest children's performers and acts at 11am on the South Plaza of the park. At lunchtime, enjoy live jazz from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in the park's Westside Seating Area. Finally, each Thursday will close at 6pm with free dance lessons and performances by Peridance Capezio Center. A complete schedule of activities and performances is coming soon to unionsquarenyc.org.

Wilton Library Summer Reading Program - Wilton Library
Through August 16, 2013 - Wilton

Wilton Library Summer Reading Program Registration The Pages through the Ages Summer Reading Program is now online. Patrons can use the new summer reader program, Evanced, to register and log their summer reading. Prize coupons can be printed and brought to the library for redemption. Some highlights of the online program are: flexibility by being able to log-on whenever and wherever throughout the summer; convenience of keeping track of reading online and ability to print lists easily (teachers love to see what the kids read over the summer); attractive graphics are engaging and help encourage participation; on-demand access allows vacationing patrons to participate, too. The online program can be accessed from internet-capable computers, laptops, iPads and more. Call the Children's Library for more information at 203-762-3950, ext. 217. Through August 16, 2013.

Watermelon Wednesday Story Time - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through August 28, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Parents with toddlers are invited to this weekly story and play time with watermelon for all. Wednesdays through August 28 except July 3.

WRITING THE ADVENTURES OF MARVIN & MARCY MERCURY TOGETHER - Westport Library
Through August 28, 2013 - Westport

Drop in to write your part of a story about two outer space trailblazers and their Nebula Quest. The stories will be woven into one narrative and printed at summer's end as a book. Go to westportlibrary.org for more details. Beginning the last week in June.

Summer Storywalk: 'The World is Waiting for You' - White Plains Public Library
Through August 30, 2013 - White Plains

Kids will want to dig in and discover that the world is waiting for them to explore as they follow the Summer StoryWalk based on the book entitled "The World is Waiting for You" by Barbara Kerley. Published by National Geographic, this book includes amazing photographs of incredible places. Open to families with children in grades 1-6 beginning Monday, July 1 and continuing through Friday, August 30 (closed July 4). Storywalk instructions are available at the Children's Information Desk (The Compass) in The Trove. Participants must sign in there before proceeding on the walk. Children in grades 1-3 must be accompanied by an adult on the walk. Children in grades 4-6 may follow the walk without an adult.

A View from the Lunchroom: Students Bringing Issues to the Table - Marcus Garvey Park
Through August 31, 2013 - Harlem

LeAp, or Learning through an Expanded Arts Program, is a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of public education through a hands-on, arts-based approach to teaching the academic curriculum. In May, LeAp launched the largest student exhibition in New York City parks' history with a public art exhibition in Union Square titled A View from the Lunchroom: Students Bringing Issues to the Table. The exhibition is on view in Manhattan at Marcus Garvey Park at 121st Street and Madison Avenue and at Central Park at 85th Street at the basketball courts, in Staten Island at Snug Harbor Cultural Center at Richmond Terrace and Tysen Street and at Willowbrook Park at Richmond Avenue at Eton Place, in Brooklyn at Detective Joseph Mayrose Park at 7th Avenue between 17th-18th Streets and at Kaiser Park at Neptune Avenue and West 27th Street, in Bronx at Van Cortlandt Park at Van Cortlandt Park South and Review Place and Claremont Park at Teller Avenue and Morrise Avenue, and in Queens at Juniper Valley Park at Juniper Boulevard South and 78th Street and at Forest Park at Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South. Runs through the end of August.

Summer Reading Game at The Field Library: 'Dig Into Reading!' - Field Library
Through August 31, 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.

Fireworks - Coney Island Beach
Through August 31, 2013 - Coney Island

Coney Island USA presents fireworks every Friday during the Summer months. Enjoy the rides, surf, food, the Cyclones, and everything Coney Island has to offer, then top it off with a great fireworks display.

Checkmate 101 - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through August 31, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn chess instructor, Zebedee Collins, teaches skills and strategies to help take your game to the next level. The class is best for beginning players, but all players are welcome. Boards are limited so come early!

Autism Spectrum Parent Support Group - Family and Children's Association
Through September 01, 2013 - Mineola

Family Center’s Spectrum Support Group offers caregivers mutual support by providing opportunities to meet with others also raising children who are dually diagnosed. To be eligible the child must have a primary Mental Health diagnosis and a secondary Spectrum diagnosis. Groups are facilitated by Parent Advocates, each having their own unique experience raising a child under the Spectrum. While caregivers attend group, respite can be provided to children ages 5-17. To receive respite, an intake is required. This ensures staff is familiar with the child, making caregiver’s participation more relaxing. Meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month, except holidays. RSVP Miriam at 516-485-5914 xtn 2223 no later than seven days prior to the meeting date.

CMA's Free Art Island Outpost - Governors Island
Through September 02, 2013 - Governors Island

With a programming emphasis for children ages 1-12 years, participants can choose from a variety of hands on art projects and art-viewing experiences, including artist-led workshops, self-guided art stations, large collaborative projects, sound design, animation, podcasting, and more. Additionally, select artwork from CMA's permanent collection of over 2,000 pieces of children's artwork will be on display in building 14 and select children's made films from the unique Media Lab collection will be screened in building 11. Each day a guided workshop will accompany the collection exhibit and film screening to further enrich the art and film viewing.

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S ART SHOW - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 02, 2013 - Norwalk

Young artists from 22 countries--as well as those from numerous Fairfield County schools--celebrate their cultures in a special gallery display. The theme of the 2013 show is "Illuminate! Bringing My Culture to Light." The drawings and paintings were created by children ages 8 to 16 who were challenged to share a cultural belief or value that is meaningful to them. They also had to include a natural, man-made or symbolic source of light. The exhibit is displayed in The Maritime Aquarium's IMAX Theater lobby, which can be entered without paid admission. Through September 2, 2013.

Blue Star Museums - Queens Botanical Garden
Through September 02, 2013 - Flushing

Queens Botanical Garden is pleased to participate in Blue Star Museums. This is a collaboration between National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013. The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. Blue Star Military Families can enjoy the grounds and plant displays over the coming months. Check the website (www.queensbotanical.org) for special events, such as Summer Solstice on June 23rd and the evening concerts in our Music in the Garden series, to which they are warmly invited. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America. The program runs from Memorial Day, May 27, 2013 through Labor Day, September 2, 2013. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps - and up to five family members. Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, please contact the museum directly. To find out which museums are participating, visit www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. The site includes a list of participating museums and a map to help with visit planning. This is the latest NEA program to bring quality arts programs to the military, veterans, and their families. Other NEA programs for the military have included the NEA/Walter Reed Healing Arts Partnership; Great American Voices Military Base Tour; and Shakespeare in American Communities Military Base Tour.

FREE ADMISSION FOR ACTIVE-DUTY MILITARY - Stepping Stones Museum
Through September 03, 2013 - Norwalk

As a participant in the Blue Star Museums program, Stepping Stones offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their immediate families from Memorial Day, May 28, through Labor Day, September 3, 2012. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America.

As Subject and Object: Contemporary Book Artists Explore Sacred Hebrew Texts - Museum of Biblical Art
Through September 29, 2013 - Upper West Side

Featuring the work of 14 contemporary artists, this exhibition highlights artists' books inspired by the Hebrew Bible and other sacred Hebrew texts. The works on view underscore the relevance of the Bible to present-day book artists and emphasize how these artists garner personally and artistically resonant subject matter from the source materials. Some artists treat the texts as subjects—as inspiration for creating new volumes—while others treat them as objects to be physically altered. Still others explore the boundaries of the single printed page using ages-old techniques such as micrography, illumination, and papercutting.

5th Annual StoryWalk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 29, 2013 - Scarsdale

Take a guided walk along the woodland trail while enjoying a favorite children's storybook, "Chipmunk at Hollow Tree Lane," by Victoria Sherrow. Bookmarks and passes for a free CPKids Meal will be available in the Manor House. Sponsored by California Pizza Kitchen. Recommended for ages 8 and younger. Free through Sept. 29.

Children's Museum of the Arts Free Art Island Outpost Program - Governors Island
Through September 29, 2013 - Governors Island

Join CMA's Teaching Artists for free hands on art-making each weekend. Collaborate with other visitors on a variety of themed art workshops including painting, sound design, sculpture, animation, podcasting, and more.

Shipwrecked! A History of Maritime Disasters in NY Harbor - Governors Island
Through September 29, 2013 - Governors Island

Learn about the maritime mayhem that once occured in NY Harbor. Genuine artifacts will be displayed.

Free Open Hours - Waterfront Museum
Through September 30, 2013 - Red Hook

Visit the Waterfront Museum during free open hours and learn about this historic Hudson River barge and the maritime history of New York harbor.

Kayaking - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through September 30, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Kayaking for all ages. Children under 18 must have an adult present and a waiver signed.

Downtown Sculpture Exhibit - Village of Ossining
Through October 01, 2013 - Ossining

To celebrate the Village of Ossining's bicentennial, tour the 25 outdoor sculptures installed throughout the Village's historic buildings and downtown waterfront area. The six-month juried exhibition, running May through October, will provide direct and free access to art for thousands of residents and visitors.

Get Fresh Yonkers Farmers' Market - Van Der Donck Park at Larkin Plaza
Through October 26, 2013 - Yonkers

Groundwork Hudson Valley's newly expanded farmers' market in downtown Yonkers features local produce grown within 100 miles of Yonkers, as well as food tastings, free lectures, and entertainment for all ages.

Muscoot Farmers' Market - Muscoot Farm
Through October 27, 2013 - Katonah

Food, meats, produce, pasta, dressings, pickles, jams, baked goods, and more are all available at the market.

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through October 31, 2013 - Flatbush

Kids have fun out in nature by playing animal charades, pretending to be a bat trying to catch a moth, or joining in many other fun and active nature games that teaches them about the nature around us. Led by a park naturalist.

Saturday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through October 31, 2013 - Brooklyn

Saturday Story Time is geared toward kids ages 3 to 8 and their families. Authors and illustrators of picture books often visit us on Saturdays to present their new books, and neighborhood performers sometimes read as well.

Dance Around with Nat - The Moxie Spot
Through November 13, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Nat, the Moxie Spot's proprietor, leads an hour of dancing and music.

GrowNYC Greenmarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 16, 2013 - Long Island City

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday. With workshops, yoga classes, exhibitions and stunning views, the Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket is a great place to spend a Saturday morning. Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly featuring seasonal items from the market, and family friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Farmers' Market - Memorial Park Spring Valley
Through November 20, 2013 - Spring Valley

This weekly market features local fruits and vegetables. Wednesdays through November 20.

White Plains Outdoor Farmers' Market - White Plains
Through November 20, 2013 - White Plains

An authentic, French open-air market offering everything from meats to produce to artisan cheeses and olive oil.

New Rochelle Farmers' Market - New Rochelle
Through November 22, 2013 - New Rochelle

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

Farmer's Market Fridays - Queens Botanical Garden
Through November 22, 2013 - Flushing

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee and nut butters from the Farmer's Market. Every Friday, June 21 through November 22, from 8:30am to 4pm, on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, directly outside the Garden gates.

Ridge Hill's Down to Earth Farmers Market - Westchester's Ridge Hill - Yonkers
Through November 22, 2013 - Yonkers

Fresh baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more. Family-friendly activities like coloring, Origami, and more will be available from 12-6pm each week in association with Whole Foods.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 23, 2013 - Bronxville

Over 25 vendors offer fresh produce, including organic produce, pasture raised meats, eggs, milk, fish fresh from Montauk, honey, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, breads, baked goods, quiche, dips, soups, herbs, lavender and lavender products, local wines, field-cut wild flowers, bottled milk, granola, soups, cookies, hand made soaps and lotions, home spun fibers for knitting, and chutney. Rain or shine.

Tarrytown Farmers' Market - Tarrytown
Through November 23, 2013 - Tarrytown

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, soups, and more.

Pleasantville Farmers' Market - Pleasantville
Through November 23, 2013 - Pleasantville

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Chappaqua Farmers' Market - Chappaqua Train Station
Through November 23, 2013 - Chappaqua

Fresh baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more. Family-friendly activities every week. Here are some of the vendors: Bombay Emerald Chutney. Indian-style chutneys (mint, plum, and more), samosas, and saag paneer. Bread Alone from Boiceville, NY. Organic breads baked every day using fresh grains and local produce. From rustic miche loaves to San Francisco-style sourdough, as well as their signature Morning Glory Muffins. Chatham Brewery from Old Chatham, NY. Small-batch ales sold in growlers; hard pumpkin, pear, and apple ciders, and old fashioned root beer, also sold in growlers. Clean Ridge Soap from Pound Ridge, NY. Soaps, oils, and lotions, all made from local plants and herbs from the NY area. Coach Farm from Pine Plains, NY. Authentic artisanal goat cheeses fresh from the farm, not sealed in plastic. Also goat's milk yogurts. Cowberry Crossing Farm from Claverack, NY. Farmers, Richardand& Cecile Harrison, are committed to local, humane, sustainable farming, and their farm is certified both organic and biodynamic. Produce, poultry, meat, and eggs. Flourish Baking Company from Scarsdale, NY. Diane Forley and Michael Otsuka bring their tarts, breads, prepared foods, and delicious vegetable pot pies to the market. Gaia's Breath from Hastings, NY. Organic meat vendor of free-range lamb, pork, veal, and chicken, and high-end flavorful sausages and charcuterie. Their farm, "265 acres of pure organic bliss," is situated between the Catskill and Adirondack mountain ranges. Honey Locust Farm from Newburgh, NY. A unique, small-scale farm that specializing in Chef-Centered Gourmet Agriculture. Products include teas, ciders, greens, herbs, and of course, honey. Hudson Valley Duck from Ferndale, NY. Bringing to market two varieties of duck at the farm - the classic Moulard and a heritage breed called Lola - and also duck charcuterie (duck prosciutto breast and duck salami), as well as speciality products like confit. Joe's Mozzarella from Hastings-on-the Hudson, NY. Handmade mozzarella and sandwiches. Kings Roaming Angus from Cobleskill, NY. Grass-fed beef, pork, and free-range chicken and eggs. The go-to vendor for all your BBQ needs. Kontoulis Olive Oil from Larchmont, NY. After inheriting a grove of olive trees, the Kontoulis family turned the grove into a business. They harvest and press the olives in Greece, but bottle the oil here. Madura Farms from Orange County, NY. Fancy mushrooms are their specialty, used for their medicinal and culinary value. Also available are their tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and exotic leafy greens. Morgiewicz Farms from Goshen, NY. You won't see heads of lettuce this big and fresh for miles. This family has been farming in black dirt country for four generations. Newgate Farms from Windsor, CT. Family owned since 1933 and farming for five generations, Newgate Farms is now a strictly retail, farmers' market agri-business, bringing fresh produce and farm products to the market. Obercreek Farm from Beacon, NY. Organic greenhouse baby and Asian greens. Orchards of Concklin from Pomona, NY. Many varieties of local apples and other fruits and berries, fresh apple cider donuts, pies, and cookies! Papa Pasquale Ravioli and Pasta Co. from Brooklyn, NY. A bevy of fresh ravioli, stuffed shells, rice balls, homespun marinara sauce, fresh ricotta, and dried sausage. Picklelicious from Teaneck, NJ. An amazing array of pickles (including their famous "pickle-on-a-stick"!) olives, and tapenades. The Pie Lady and Son from Nyack, NY. Even Grandma would approve of these classic American pies, made with fruit from local farms including the Chappaqua Farmers' Market's very own Orchards of Conklin! Pura Vida Fishery from Long Island, NY. Fresh fish, shellfish, and smoked fish from the Hampton Bays. "Scallops so sweet you could eat them raw." Pure Food Sisters from Greenwich CT. Two sisters who love to eat and cook healthy offer their line of prepared foods: arugula pesto, French bistro salads like shredded carrot or celery root remoulade. Ready, Set, Sharp from Hastings, NY. On-the-spot sharpening of knives (even serrated!), gardening tools, scissors, etc. Renee's Jams from Bedford, NY. Schoolteacher-turned-summer-jam-maker, Renee McCaine-Taylor, makes real homestyle jams. Rich Brownies from Briarcliff Manor, NY. Fans of Rich Brownies have described them as "amazing," "exquisite," and "as addictive as crack." They really are that good! Savor Cookies from Watertown, CT. A dizzying array of unusually flavored sweet and savory cookies such as roasted red pepper, cardamom and dark chocolate, and birch and maple. All beautifully packaged for gift-giving. Spice Revolution from Dobbs Ferry, NY. Selling meat rubs and seasonings for baking and vegetables, as well as exotic spices, gourmet salts, and chocolates. Stone Barns from Pocantico Hills, NY. Chef Dan Barber has become the voice of food sustainability, and his restaurants, Blue Hill, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, are the gold standard of true farm to table cuisine. So, it is with great pleasure that the Chappaqua Farmers Market announces that on the first and third Saturday of every month, Stone Barns will be selling their pristine meats raised in Pocantico Hills. Taiim Falafel from Hastings, NY. Hummus, Israeli salad, tabouleh, and other delicacies from this popular Hastings Eatery. Tierra Nut Farm from Valatie, NY. Organic, locally roasted and prepared nuts (ginger cashew, tamari almond, Thai-spiced cashews etc.), as well as nut butters and coffee made from fair-trade beans roasted in the Hudson Valley. True Food of Nyack from Nyack, NY. Prepared foods like wheatberry salads and lentil burgers made with local ingredients. Also, a variety of healthy burritos, filled with all things local. Winding Drive Artisan Jams, from Woodbury, CT. Artisan jams, jellies, and marmalades that emphasize distinctive flavor blends and traditional cooking methods. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 23, 2013 - Bronxville

Thirty-eight vendors, from veggies, fruit, pasture-raised meats, and poultry, to yarn.

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers' Market - Croton-on-Hudson
Through November 24, 2013 - Croton-on-Hudson

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meat, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Farmers' Market - Piermont Village
Through November 24, 2013 - Piermont

This weekly market features chutneys, breads, baked goods, produce, and artisanal cheese. Sundays through November 24.

GreenMarket Farmers' Market - The New York Botanical Garden
Through November 27, 2013 - Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden's Greenmarket provides affordable, locally grown produce along with fresh, nutritious baked goods, and other specialty items. Talk to the farmers to learn more about the nutritional and health benefits of gardening and eating locally. Learn how to use produce from the market to make easy, nutritional meals at weekly cooking demonstrations and find out about composting, recycling, growing vegetables, and more at special demonstrations throughout the season. Hear "what's fresh" at the market each week by calling 718-362-9561 and pressing 406# to find out what you can incorporate into your meals. Cooking demonstrations, recipe exchanges, and raffles as well as educational programming will take place in the market throughout the season. Every Wednesday John Scardina graces the market with live folk music. Free admission and parking to shop at the Greenmarket.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through November 30, 2013 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Sunday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through November 30, 2013 - Brooklyn

Babies and toddlers enjoy stories as read by a different visiting author each week.

Phone Art - Old Town Hall Museum
Through December 01, 2013 - Stamford

Phone Art is a cutting edge exhibit of photographs, art and videos created with smartphones or tablets. Featuring works by California iPhonegrapher Bob Poe and a juried collection of work from artists nationwide. Novice, intermediate and advanced workshops are available. Visit picture-that.com for museum hours, workshop schedule and guided tours. June 14-December 1, 2013.

Family Friendly Friday Night Service - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 06, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to this special service featuring singing, dancing, a puppet show, challah, and grape juice.

The Westchester/Fairfield Positive Birth Group - The Landmark Building
Through December 09, 2013 - Port Chester

Tired of hearing birth horror stories? This free Positive Birth Group meets the second Monday of each month and is open to all women, regardless of their specific birth choices, who want to spend time with other women who are positive about birth. The group is limited to 10 participants, so registration is required. Please call the facilitator at 914-774-3785.

Rye Farmers' Market - Rye
Through December 15, 2013 - Rye

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 21, 2013 - Larchmont

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Ossining Farmers' Market - Ossining
Through December 21, 2013 - Ossining

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 28, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to celebrate Shabbat each Saturday morning with lessons, stories, and games.

Kids Club Meeting - Queens Center Mall-Guest Services
Through December 28, 2013 - Elmhurst

Join a cool club in Queens! Kids receive a membership card, great discounts at participating Queens Center stores and a special gift on your birthday. It's easy to join. Just grab Mom, Dad or a grown up and stop by Guest Services, Level 1, Macy*s Wing (across from Applebee's), and have them fill out a membership form for you. Then join us at the Monthly Meetings on the 1st Saturday of every month and be a part of the fun!

Forest Hills Greenmarket - Forest Hills (outside Post Office)
Through December 29, 2013 - Forest Hills

Features fresh, locally-grown vegetables, orchard fruit, nuts, coffee, berries, potted plants, flowers, honey, fresh seafood, breads, pastries, and more. This market is open Sundays through December 29.

Jackson Heights Greenmarket - Travers Park
Through December 29, 2013 - Jackson Heights

Located in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city, the recently expanded Jackson Heights Greenmarket is the largest and busiest Greenmarket in Queens. Wrapping around the edge of Travers Park, this bustling Sunday market draws a large crowd of families, long-time residents and young couples who come out to shop, enjoy the lively scene, and meet and greet their neighbors. The Friends of Travers Park designated 78th a "playstreet" where they host family-friendly events each Sunday adjacent to the market. Reflecting the culinary diversity of the neighborhood, the Jackson Heights market offers a broad selection of vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish, honey, chicken and specialty Mexican produce.

Story Time with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through December 31, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Emily, The Moxie Spot's resident storyteller, reads for the young and impressionable.

Sculpture Mystery: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection. Pick up your caper kit at Emily Lowe Gallery, have fun while discovering more about these works, and at the end of the caper return to Emily Lowe Gallery for a prize. For everyone ages 4-9 and their grown-up companions all year-round. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Sculpture Exploration Backpack - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Kids and their grown up companions can stop in at the Hofstra University Museum's Emily Lowe Gallery, and pick up a backpack. At the end of your tour, return the backpack and each child will receive a small gift from the Museum. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2014 - Garden City

See the work of 10 skilled sculptors located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. This outdoor installation showcases the talents of Miggy Buck (NY), John Clement (NY), Maria Hall (NY), Ed Haugevik (NY), William King (NY), Anti Liu (NY), Johnny Poux (NY), Kim Radochia (MA), Christopher Saucedo (NY), and Hans Van de Bovenkamp (NY). Works of art encompass use of various materials-steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete and reflective mirrors. These man-made creations are transposed into poetic visual narrations. The exhibition runs through May 31, 2014.

FREE Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through September 15, 2030 - Scarsdale

A different project every Saturday.

Understanding Memory Loss - Somers Library
Through June 04, 2102 - Somers

This program helps the audience distinguish between Alzheimer's Disease and age-associated memory impairment. Learn what the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease are, along with guidance on how to obtain a diagnosis and what treatments are currently available. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.

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