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FREE THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX WEEK OF MARCH 4

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FREE Events for Kids in Bronx Find FREE kids events and family events in Bronx this week, March 4, 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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Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 04, 2013 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregiver are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles. Pre-registration for this popular program is required. Mondays through May 13 other than February 18 and May 27.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 04, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Pre-registration is required. Mondays through May 13 other than February 18.

Toddler Time - Central Library
March 04, 2013 - Jamaica

Children ages 18-35 months and their caregivers can enjoy story times with a children's librarian. Participants enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities, and lots of fun. Preregistration is required.

Mother Goose Time - Flushing Library
March 04, 2013 - Flushing

This interactive program features nursery rhymes, fingerplays and songs for infants 12-24 months accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver.

Broadway Craft Club - Broadway Library
March 04, 2013 - Long Island City

Kids learn how to make exciting projects and new friendships. Free supplies and free instruction.

Game Night for Kids - Richmond Hill Library
March 04, 2013 - Richmond Hill

School-age children can enjoy playing a variety of board games. Make friends and have fun.

Family Storytime - Auburndale Library
March 04, 2013 - Flushing

This hour of storytime with Ms. Stella G features reading books and a simple craft or activity for children in grades pre-K - 2 and their caregivers.

Toddler Storyplay - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
March 04, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers will enjoy stories, songs, socializing, and exploring books.

Brooklyn Open - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
March 04, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Teens enjoy an open mic event where poets, spoken work artists, emcees, scholars and activists to share their powerful and important voices. Run by youth for youth, with youth DJs, youth hosts and a monthly featured poet.

Lego Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
March 04, 2013 - Williamsburg

Kids set their imaginations free using Lego building blocks.

Chess Club - Queens Village Library
March 04, 2013 - Queens Village

Practice your chess skills and make new friends.

Wee Craft Together - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 04, 2013 - Garnerville

Toddlers are invited to hear a story and make a seasonal craft. Pre-registration as well as parent/caregiver participation are required.

Board Game Fun - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 04, 2013 - Garnerville

Students in grades 1-6 can stop by the library to play chess, checkers, Scrabble, Clue, Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, and more board games.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
March 04, 2013 - White Plains

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

The Last Laugh (1924) - Neue Galerie
March 04, 2013 - New York

Neue Galerie presents a series of documentaries and feature films that engage with central themes of the art on display. These films are selected by the curatorial staff, and shed light on the deeper motivations of artists, give insight into the time period, or demonstrate the ongoing influence of turn-of-the-century art and thought on today's culture. Films are presented free of charge on Mondays at 4 p.m. in Cafe Fledermaus.

Cities in Crisis: Ecological Transformations - Cooper Union- The Great Hall
March 04, 2013 - New York

On the one hand, cities can be the epitome of sustainability, reaping the benefits of proximity, efficiency, and innovation. On the other hand, they can be graveyards of dreams and sources of contamination. In Cities In Crisis: Ecological Transformations, six lectures at The Cooper Union, Dr. Steward Pickett, past President of the Ecological Society of America and a plant ecologist with the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, will present an integrated view of cities from an ecological perspective and explore the frontiers of promoting the transformation of a more sustainable urban trajectory. February 11: Globalization and the Changing City - What is urbanism? What is urban from an ecological perspective? How is the urban reality evolving in a global era? What is the nature of contemporary urban crisis? How can that crisis be met as an opportunity? February 18: Cities as Ecosystems - How do ecologists think about cities? What ecological processes occur in cities? What’s wrong with the idea of open space in cities? February 25: Natural Disturbance and the City - How common is natural disturbance in the urban context? What is the nature of natural hazard in cities? How does this play out in terms of social and other kinds of vulnerability? March 4: From Sanitary to Sustainable City - How did the “sanitary city” solve social and environmental problems? What are the limits to the sanitary strategy? How does the sustainable city envision solving the problems of the sanitary city, or even of cities that are created from scratch? March 11: Ecology for Urban Design - What does ecology have to say to urban design? What ecological principles underwrite ecological urban design? How do the ethics of sustainability shape ecological application in cities? March 18: A Land Ethic for the Urban Era - Does Aldo Leopold’s ethical viewpoint apply to cities? Is there a problem with our contrast between wilderness and “urbanness”? How do we facilitate the benefits of cities and incorporate them into ethical urban thinking? INFO: www.cooper.edu; toby@cooper.edu; (212) 353-4332 Find The Cooper Union on Facebook at https://facebook.com/cooperunion and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cooperunion. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a distinguished private college of art, architecture and engineering founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper, an inventor, industrialist and philanthropist.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting - Wilton Library
March 04, 2013 - Wilton

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

Poetry in Motion: Meet and Greet - Wilton Library
March 04, 2013 - Wilton

Poetry in Motion performers enjoy pizza and get to know the other students performing in the poetry event. Talk about the upcoming program, get questions answered and make new friends. Registration suggested.

Spectrum Parent Support Group - Family and Children's Association
March 04, 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. Register by calling Miriam at the number listed.

The Williamsburg Spelling Bee - Pete's Candy Store
March 04, 2013 - Brooklyn

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.

La Leche - JCC Rockland
March 05, 2013 - West Nyack

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

Story Time at the J - JCC Rockland
March 05, 2013 - West Nyack

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

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
March 05, 2013 - West Nyack

Meet other parents while your child, up to 24 months, has fun in the JCC's the Kantrowiz Kids Gym or Lewis Family Playground (weather permitting). This weekly playgroup is hosted by Hillary Glass and is held every Tuesday through May 28.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 05, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can come in for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required. Tuesdays through May 14.

PreSchool Stroytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 05, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can come in for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required. Tuesdays through May 14.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 05, 2013 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their parent, grandparent, or caregiver can come in for stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles. Pre-registration for this popular program is required. Tuesdays through May 14.

Understanding Open Adoption - Spence-Chapin Services
March 05, 2013 - Upper East Side

What is open adoption? Many families are not sure how open adoption works or why it exists. This is a discussion about what openness means, guidelines for discussion with children, and managing communication with your child's birth family. This is an excellent opportunity for birth parents, adoptive parents, and waiting families to learn more about recent changes in adoption practices. Presenters: Leslie Nobel is the Senior Social Worker in Birth Parent Services at Spence-Chapin. She has years of experience providing options counseling to woman considering adoption for their children.

Nourishing the Capacities to Question, Observe and Ponder through the Teaching of Science - Green Meadow Waldorf School
March 05, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents of prospective students are invited to learn how Waldorf students learn at this talk by Renate Kurth, who was a Class Teacher and Chemistry Teacher at Green Meadow for many years. She was trained as a chemist and is now semi-retired.

I AM BLACK ART - 1199SEIU Bread and Roses Gallery
Through March 05, 2013 - New York

1199SEIU Bread and Roses Cultural Project Presents: I AM BLACK ART - An exhibition featuring the works of Tyson Hall and Ka-Son Reeves. Opening reception will be on February 7th, 5:30pm - 9pm. The reception will feature live entertainment in a cafe-style atmosphere!! Wine and light refreshments will be served. Exhibition runs January 15th - March 5th. Exhibition is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!

Homework Help - Rosedale Library
March 05, 2013 - Rosedale

Homework aid for children in first through sixth grades is available after school.

Crafty Tuesdays - Forest Hills Library
March 05, 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
March 05, 2013 - Rosedale

Learn the art of chess and compete with others. Work on new strategies to improve your chess skills. Beginners and intermediate players are welcome.

Knit and Crochet Club - Rochdale Village Library
March 05, 2013 - Jamaica

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

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
March 05, 2013 - Dyker Heights

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

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
March 05, 2013 - Marine Park

Kids explore their creativity using arts and crafts.

Toddler Time Sing Along with Ms. Cindy - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
March 05, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Babies and toddlers will enjoy this story hour and sing along.

The Book Lovers Opening Reception - EFA Project Space
Through March 05, 2013 - New York

The Book Lovers, curated by David Maroto and Joanna Zielinska, is a multi-disciplinary exhibition, series of events, and library, all rising out of the phenomenon of artist novels. The Book Lovers's curators embarked on this project in order to create public awareness about the rising artistic trend of artists turning to the fiction novel as their medium. Through an onsite collection of 140 novels written by artists and an installation of artworks in varied media that each link to select novels by their same artists, the curators of The Book Lovers invite us to think about literature as a tool for creating expanded narratives in the visual arts. For more information on The Book Lovers and this event, please visit www.efanyc.org/the-book-lovers/

Scrabble Club - East Flushing Library
March 05, 2013 - Flushing

Teens and adults can let their word skills shine. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
March 05, 2013 - Haverstraw

Its storytime for kids ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver. Children can hear a story and have a good time.

Drop-in Storytime - Scarsdale Public Library
March 05, 2013 - Scarsdale

Storytime for readers ages 3-1/2 to 5 years.

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
March 05, 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.

Tuesday Storytime on the Farm - Muscoot Farm
March 05, 2013 - Katonah

Favorite stories for young and old are read every Tuesday.

Ready, Sit, Read! - Finkelstein Memorial Library
March 05, 2013 - Spring Valley

Due to insistent public demand, the library is pleased to offer again this story time to emerging readers from ages 18 months - 4 years old with parent or caregiver.

Parent Behavior Management Training - Westchester Jewish Community Services
March 05, 2013 - Hartsdale

Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) is offering a 12-session evidence-based Parent Management Training (PMT) Group for parents of children with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. The group will meet Tuesday mornings (March 5 through May 28) from 9:30-11:30am at WJCS, 141 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale. Developed by Dr. Alan Kazdin at YaleChildStudyCenter, PMT has been shown effective in decreasing oppositional, anti-social, and challenging behavior. Parents learn new ways to understand their child's behavior, and practice skills and techniques for effectively handling problem behavior. Interested parents should contact Norma Litman, LCSW, at 914 949-7699 x408 or email nlitman@wjcs.com.

Wilton Clergy Association Lecture Series: How Can this Generation Speak to the Next about Violence in Society? - Wilton Library
March 05, 2013 - Wilton

In the aftermath of Sandy Hook, this 3-part lecture series sponsored by the Wilton Clergy Association and Wilton Library addresses longer term answers/solutions to violence in our communities. Registration highly recommended.

Selecting Books for Tween Readers - Fairfield Public Library
March 05, 2013 - Fairfield

Parents can drop in to the Teen Room to learn about great titles that are out there for your tween. Get personalized book suggestions tailored to your child's needs and interests.

Cleary School for the Deaf Open House for Parents and Professionals - Cleary School for the Deaf
March 05, 2013 - Nesconset

This open house will feature a presentation and tour for professionals in the fields of Pediatrics, Otolaryngology, Audiology, Speech and Language, Social Services, Early Intervention, Teachers of the Deaf, and School District Special Education members. Parents of children with a hearing impairment who are interested in learning more about the programs and services are welcome. For questions contact: Carolyn Maretsky or Ellen McCarthy: 631-588-0530. Register by March 1.

Women's Leaders as Agents of Social Change - BNY Mellon
March 05, 2013 - New York

In honor of Women’s History month the YWCA of NYC is set to host the Women Leaders of Social Change Speaker Series with 3 exciting free breakfast panels. The first event Leadership, a Global Perspective, will highlight the unique challenges facing women leaders operating in a global capacity.

Top Ten Strategies for Parenting Kids with ADHD - Plainview Library
March 06, 2013 - Plainview

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

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
March 06, 2013 - West Nyack

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

Winter Wednesday Story Time - Congregation Sons of Israel
March 06, 2013 - Upper Nyack

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

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 06, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers can come in for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required. Wednesdays through May 15.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
March 06, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids ages 4-12 can play with the library's LEGO's or bring their own. Wednesdays through May 15.

Story Time - The Jumping Gym
March 06, 2013 - West Hempstead

Everyone is welcome to free storytime. If there is time after the story there will be arts and crafts projects.

Hope Bereavement Support Group - Oceanside Jewish Center
March 06, 2013 - Oceanside

HOPE bereavement support group is open to parents who have suffered the loss of a child. Experience the freedom to express your feelings and the sharing of coping skills under the guidance of a professional facilitator. All are welcome.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
March 06, 2013 - Laurelton

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

Timeless Tales - Central Library
March 06, 2013 - Jamaica

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can story times with a children's librarian. Participants enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities, and lots of fun. Preregistration is required.

Toddler Story Time - Court Square Library
March 06, 2013 - Long Island City

Read picture books and sing songs. Thirty minutes of fun, laughter, and learning.

Online Test Prep - Long Island City Library
March 06, 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 will be provided with access to interactive online practice tests based on official exams such as ACT, SAT, and GED. For more details and to preregister call 718-752-3700.

Arts and Crafts - Auburndale Library
March 06, 2013 - Flushing

Children ages 5-12 enjoy hands-on activities to create seasonal decorations.

Game Day for Teens & Tweens - Howard Beach Library
March 06, 2013 - Howard Beach

Make new friends and enjoy some friendly competition playing Nintendo Wii, Checkers, Chess & other board games.

Teen Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Marcy branch
March 06, 2013 - Bedford Stuyvesant

Teens use computers for learning, researching, doing homework, and gaming.

Knitting Circle - Brooklyn Public Library, Bedford branch
March 06, 2013 - Crown Heights

An all-ages event knitters young and not young. Bring your own needles and yarn.

Wee Be Jamming! - Brooklyn Public Library, Clinton Hill Branch
March 06, 2013 - Clinton Hill

Musician Brian Barrentine leads a jam session that will likely induce clapping, laughter, dancing, and speaking in different languages.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
March 06, 2013 - West Nyack

Children can stop by the store's kid's reading area to hear This is Not My Hat, (2013 Caldecott Winner) by John Klassen. When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind.

Mother 2 Mother Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health WIC Office
March 06, 2013 - Haverstraw

The Rockland County Department of Health invites new mothers and mothers-to-be to attend this monthly support group that offers help and information. The program is led by a certified lactation consultant who can help women with their questions and concerns. Babies and toddlers are welcome. The group is available in Spanish on March 19.

Book Babies - The Field Library
March 06, 2013 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time.

Y Theatre Presents Washington Irving Students in 'Time Machine 2' - Washington Irving School
March 06, 2013 - Tarrytown

This is the SEQUEL to last year's exciting "Time Machine" play! Our heroes - The Time Traveler, Molly, and Brian - find themselves trapped in a maze at the center of time created by the evil Morlocks! While in the maze, they meet Peacemakers, Warriors, Artists, and Athletes from history, like Frida Kahlo, George Washington, Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson, and Pablo Picasso! Can our heroes escape the Maze, even with the help of escape artist Harry Houdini? Or will they fall before the forces of the Morlocks, led by the infamous traitor, Benedict Arnold? Will they be trapped in the Maze of the Morlocks FOREVER? Only time will tell! Over 100 Washington Irving School students will perform in this show, sure to delight audiences young and old!

MDxpress Grand Opening - MDxpress
March 06, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Waiting for what can be hours in a hospital emergency room when you have a non-life-threatening illness or injury is now a thing of the past… Welcome MDxpress, a new walk-in medical facility, which will be open seven days a week, including all holidays. Top doctors and medical assistants will always be available to treat a variety of pediatric and adult non-life and limb threatening injuries and illnesses, including cuts requiring stitches, flu, strep and sore throats, sprains, burns, headaches, stomach aches, asthma, allergic reactions, and much more. For the greatest convenience, MDxpress will have on-site digital x-ray and lab facilities as well.

Poetry in Motion Rehearsals - Wilton Library
March 06, 2013 - Wilton

Rehearsals for Poetry in Motion performance. Snow date: Thursday, March 14.

Nice to Meet You: Critter Encounter - Wilton Library
March 06, 2013 - Wilton

Children ages 3-4 are invited to meet live animals. Earthplace of Westport will visit for a show and tell of some of their rescued animals. Children will meet five live teaching animals and learn where they come from, what they eat, and what makes them unique. Registration required.

World Read Aloud Day! - Fairfield Public Library
March 06, 2013 - Fairfield

Come celebrate this Global Literacy Movement. Guest readers will read their favorite stories to children of all ages. Schedule of events and a list of guest readers will be released on Monday, February 18, the registration day for this event. Registration required.

Cleary School for the Deaf Open House for Parents and Professionals - Cleary School for the Deaf
March 06, 2013 - Nesconset

This open house will feature a presentation and tour for professionals in the fields of Pediatrics, Otolaryngology, Audiology, Speech and Language, Social Services, Early Intervention, Teachers of the Deaf, and School District Special Education members. Parents of children with a hearing impairment who are interested in learning more about the programs and services are welcome. For questions contact: Carolyn Maretsky or Ellen McCarthy: 631-588-0530. Register by March 1.

Bully Proof Your Child for Life! - Westchester Reform Temple
March 06, 2013 - Scarsdale

Join with national anti-bullying expert Dr. Joel Haber for a passionate and inspiring evening exploring why people bully and what you as a parent can do about it. Participants will leave the program with valuable tips that can be used with your child to prevent bullying before it starts. Dr. Joel Haber is a Clinical Psychologist who has dedicated more than 20 years to the prevention of abusive behaviors in children and adults. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed, "Bullyproof Your Child for Life: Protect Your Child from Teasing, Taunting and Bullying for Good," and was a member of the advisory board for The Bully Project credited in the 2012 movie, "Bully." This program is presented as part of Westchester Reform Temple's Parenting Series.

World Read Aloud Day Celebration - Books of Wonder
March 06, 2013 - Chelsea

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day by listening to story time with special guest readers and enjoying a performance from the Story Pirates.

Teddy Bear Clinic - MDxpress
March 06, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Kids and their Teddy Bears are invited to the Grand Opening of MDxpress. There will be X-rays and check-ups for all injured and non-injured stuffed toys. Kids and their furry friends will also enjoy refreshments, activities, and prizes!

FREE Breastfeeding Support Group - Hudson Valley Hudson Hospital Center - Wagner Conference Room
March 06, 2013 - Cortlandt Manor

Mothers from the region meet with Linda LeMon to talk about breastfeeding and parenting issues, and moms can meet others in the area and exchange information and experiences. To register, call or go online at hvhc.org/events.

Teddy Bear Clinic - MDxpress
March 06, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Kids and their Teddy Bears are invited to the Grand Opening of MDxpress. X-rays and check-ups for all injured and non-injured stuffed toys. Kids and their furry friends will also enjoy refreshments, activities, and prizes!

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 07, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can come in for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Bouncing Babies - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 07, 2013 - Garnerville

Non-walkers and their parent, grandparent, or caregiver are invited for rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
March 07, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 can hear stories in Spanish and English. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
March 07, 2013 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers from birth to age 5 gather for stories, socializing, book exploring, and more.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
March 07, 2013 - Greenpoint

Children with and without special needs gather to hear stories, sing songs, play, and socialize. Part of The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.

After School Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library, Clarendon branch
March 07, 2013 - Midwood

Kids and tweens get help with their homework.

Healthy Digital Relationships: A Three-Week Course in Media for Young Adults - Brooklyn Public Library, Macon branch
March 07, 2013 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

Teens explore the differences between in-person relationships and those formed on the internet, discuss aspects of positive and negative online relationships, and learn how to build healthy relationships through digital media.

Tweens/Teens Play Free Rice - Pequot Library
March 07, 2013 - Southport

Free Rice is an international game/program that encourages kids to have fun by showing how smart they are in English, math, geometry, art, music, etc.By playing a game on the computer, each tween/teen learns as they go. They are broken into teams and compete against each other. The library projects the game onto a big screen in the Reading Room. For every right answer the World Food Program donates 10 grains of rice to help end world hunger.

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
March 07, 2013 - Flushing

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

Mother Goose - Windsor Park Library
March 07, 2013 - Bayside

Children ages 7 -23 months and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays. Preregistration is required.

Zumba for Kids - Windsor Park
March 07, 2013 - Bayside

Children ages 5 and yp can explore dance and movement to the sound of international music with Lauren Singer. Steps will be simplified so that all ages can participate. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

Chess Club - Rochdale Village Library
March 07, 2013 - Jamaica

Calling all budding chess masters. Kids can learn to play chess while making new friends.

Get Into It! FREE - Stepping Stones Museum
March 07, 2013 - Norwalk

Enjoy free admission and learn how to keep your family safe during Norwalk Night with the Norwalk and Rowayton Fire Departments. An Open Arms program.

Toddler Storytime - Pomonok Library
March 07, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for children ages 18 to 36 months.Preregistration is required.

Drop-in Crafts - Scarsdale Public Library
March 07, 2013 - Scarsdale

Crafty fun for ages 3-1/2 to 7 years.

Tales for Tails - The Field Library
March 07, 2013 - Peekskill

Children in Grade 1 and up are invited (with a parent) to read to a special dog. All volunteer dogs are certified through The Good Dog Foundation. Sign-up required.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
March 07, 2013 - White Plains

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

Open House - Beth Sholom Day Camp
March 07, 2013 - Roslyn Heights

Find out all you need to know about putting your children in a great day camp. Meet the instructors and get all your questions answered. Camp Open house is for ages 3-15.

Poetry in Motion Rehearsals - Wilton Library
March 07, 2013 - Wilton

Rehearsals for Poetry in Motion performance. Snow date: Thursday, March 14.

The Hobbit: The Game - Wilton Library
March 07, 2013 - Wilton

Saddle your pony and sharpen your battleaxe -- it's time for tabletop adventure. Participants will play the parts of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield or one of the dozen dwarves in pencil-and-paper role play action. Reenact the journeys of Bilbo and company, or go 'off-map' entirely and blaze your own trail. Add in Bombur-sized snacks and you have all the ingredients for a tale that the bards will tell for an Age. Grades 4-6 with a caregiver in the building. Registration required.

Tween Yoga - Finkelstein Memorial Library
March 07, 2013 - Sping Valley

Tweens will learn basic yoga exercises to relax and enhance their health. Pre-registration is required. This three-part series meets again on March 14 and 21.

13th Anniversary New York City FIRST Mega-Celebration of Science and Technology - Jacob Javits Convention Center
March 07, 2013 - Hell's Kitchen

The FIRST Mega-Celebration brings three intense robotics competitions under one roof. Watch as FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST Tech Challenge, and FIRST LEGO League student teams compete to win the regional competition and for a chance to go onto the global competition. Also, there will be a career fair, where you will be able to talk to college representatives and fortune companies about careers in technology. Featuring: New York City FIRST Robotics Competition Friday, March 8 & Saturday, March 9 An exciting sports-like tournament with 65 competing high school teams of future technologists and entrepreneurs. New York City FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Thursday, March 7 & Friday, March 8 72 teams of high school students putting their technical and entrepreneurial skills to the test. New York City FIRST LEGO League Championship Saturday, March 9 80 middle school teams of technological innovators, exploring the cutting-edge world of Biomedical Engineering selected from among 190 teams across the City at borough qualifying tournaments. New York City JrFIRST LEGO League Exposition Saturday, March 9 20 teams with ages ranging from 6 to 9 participating in a non-competitive program to show off their communication and research skills. New York City FIRST Science and Technology College and Career Expo Thursday, March 7 – Saturday, March 9 40+ exhibitors, including colleges and universities offering FIRST scholarships and major corporations informing students about careers in science and technology.

PULSE Gallery Walk - PULSE Contemporary Art Fairs
March 07, 2013 - New York

GALLERY WALK: 6pm – 8pm - For a list of participating galleries and locations, please visit http://pulse-art.com/new-york/pulse-projects/pulse-presents/ AFTER PARTY: 8pm-10pm - Presented by PULSE and ARTINFO Hôtel Americano 518 W 27th Street DETAILS: Preview PULSE Contemporary Art Fairs during Armory Week in New York City. On Thursday, March 7 from 6-10pm join us in Chelsea for a special evening featuring participating galleries from PULSE New York and PULSE Miami. Following the gallery walk, please join us for the after party at the Hotel Americano from 8-10pm. In the meantime, SAVE THE DATE for PULSE New York 2013 - the leading contemporary satellite fair that takes place at the Metropolitan Pavilion from May 9-12, 2013. To purchase tickets to the fair or view a complete listing of exhibitors, visit www.pulse-art.com. Don't forget to follow PULSE on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr. Make sure to “friend” PULSE on these platforms and tag yourself in pictures and posts! Tweet #PULSEArtFair @PULSEArtFair

Modern Spaces presents “Celebrate LIC” at The Clock Tower - The Clock Tower
March 07, 2013 - Long Island City

Modern Spaces is hosting an event at The Clock Tower to celebrate the growth and culture of the neighborhood through a curated art exhibit by "No Longer Empy." Guests will experience first-hand the distinct feel of Long Island City through the exhibit while also enjoying tunes by DJ Cerok. One of the unique displays in the exhibit called “How Much Do I Owe You?” hones in on the conversation of currency, value and exchange. From sound installations to large scale sculptures, the fascinating art collection is sure to awaken the senses of guests. Come see one of many reasons why people love Long Island City!

Picture Book Time - Hempstead Library
March 08, 2013 - Hempstead

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

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
March 08, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids are invited to bring their own Legos or use the library's to make something special. For ages 4-12. Fridays through May 17 other than March 29.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 08, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-7 are invited for stories, crafts, and more. _re-registration is required. Fridays through May 17 other than March 29.

Journeys & Destinations - Main Street Petite Gallery
Through March 08, 2013 - Huntington

Over the years Vivian Hershfield, Virginia Edele, Grace Su, Nancy Fabrizio and Suzanne McVetty have journeyed together painting en plein air beautiful sites around Long Island, New York City, and the globe. All are members of the Nassau County Art League and the originators of the League's Plein Air Painters group, they love experiencing the out-of-doors, expressing their individual taste in their choice of views, and enjoying the camaraderie of like minds. The exhibit runs February 8-March 8, 2013.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
March 08, 2013 - Laurelton

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

Arts and Crafts - East Flushing Library
March 08, 2013 - East Flushing

Children age 4 and up can participate in arts and crafts sessions Friday afternoons. Preregistration is required prior to the start of class, preferably in person with the instructor.

Board Games for Kids and Tweens - Brooklyn Public Library, Arlington branch
March 08, 2013 - Brownsville

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

Game Day - Woodhaven Library
March 08, 2013 - Woodhaven

Enjoy great boards games and family time.

Fun Wii Fridays - Hollis Library
March 08, 2013 - Hollis

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

Tot Shabbat - Temple B'nai Torah
March 08, 2013 - Wantagh

The community is invited to join Rabbi Marci Bellows, Cantor Steven Sher, Gail Goldstein and Emily Altman for this, special early childhood Shabbat experience of singing, and storytelling.

Wii Play - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
March 08, 2013 - Haverstraw

Students in grades 1-6 are invited to challenge their friends to a game on the Wii.

Erev Shabbat Service / Youth Creative Service - Temple Beth Torah
March 08, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Temple Beth Torah’s Senior Youth Group presents this Creative Shabbat Service. Immediately after the oneg there will be a fun-filled night for 8th-12th graders. Parents can pick their children up at midnight. For more information, Please contact Robin Condoluci at tbtyg@templebethtorah.org.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
March 08, 2013 - West Nyack

Children can stop by the store's kid's reading area to hear This is Not My Hat, (2013 Caldecott Winner) by John Klassen. When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind.

Board Games - Finkelstein Memorial Library
March 08, 2013 - Spring Valley

Children ages 5-12 years old can challenge themselves and their friends on their chosen board games.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
March 08, 2013 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun. Interactive, drop-in storytime for tots ages 2 and older with a caregiver.

Free Fridays Parent-Child Play Date - Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch
March 08, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Meet other families with children 18-36 months. Adults can engage with their children and each other in various enriching activities.

Toddler Time - McGoldrick Library
March 08, 2013 - Flushing

This program, for children ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers, features storytime, fingerplays, songs, and a craft.

Children's Garden Club - Wilton Library
March 08, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall the club will plan, plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables from a raised-bed garden. During this meeting, help plan the garden and prepare for springtime planting. This is an activity for the whole family. Contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Falkner, for more information and to sign up for the program: afalkner@wiltonlibrary.org or call x225.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
March 08, 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.

Usdan 'Duality' Free Student Art Exhibit - The Lobby Gallery
Through March 08, 2013 - New York

Paintings and mixed media by advanced art students from Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the renowned summer arts camp whose alumni include Natalie Portman, Mariah Carey, Olivia Thirlby, Jane Monheit and many others. The teenaged artists have been exhibited at the Heckscher Museum and in Manhattan. Open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM, free to the public. Visit www.usdan.com for more information.

Legos in the Library - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
March 08, 2013 - Fairfield

Drop in, bring a friend, and create with a mega selection of Legos. Grades K-5.

Dear Auggie Video Wall - Fairfield Public Library
Through March 08, 2013 - Fairfield

Visit the second floor of the Main Library to leave a video message about how you felt when reading Wonder. No registration required. All ages. March is One Book One Town Month in Fairfield. This year's pick is Wonder by R. J. Palacio.

13th Anniversary New York City FIRST Mega-Celebration of Science and Technology - Jacob Javits Convention Center
March 08, 2013 - Hell's Kitchen

The FIRST Mega-Celebration brings three intense robotics competitions under one roof. Watch as FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST Tech Challenge, and FIRST LEGO League student teams compete to win the regional competition and for a chance to go onto the global competition. Also, there will be a career fair, where you will be able to talk to college representatives and fortune companies about careers in technology. Featuring: New York City FIRST Robotics Competition Friday, March 8 & Saturday, March 9 An exciting sports-like tournament with 65 competing high school teams of future technologists and entrepreneurs. New York City FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Thursday, March 7 & Friday, March 8 72 teams of high school students putting their technical and entrepreneurial skills to the test. New York City FIRST LEGO League Championship Saturday, March 9 80 middle school teams of technological innovators, exploring the cutting-edge world of Biomedical Engineering selected from among 190 teams across the City at borough qualifying tournaments. New York City JrFIRST LEGO League Exposition Saturday, March 9 20 teams with ages ranging from 6 to 9 participating in a non-competitive program to show off their communication and research skills. New York City FIRST Science and Technology College and Career Expo Thursday, March 7 ? Saturday, March 9 40+ exhibitors, including colleges and universities offering FIRST scholarships and major corporations informing students about careers in science and technology.

Family Scavenger Hunt - East End Arts Gallery
Through March 08, 2013 - Riverhead

Families are invited to explore the gallery with an interactive Scavenger Hunt, where adults and children alike can search for items like mirrors and tic-tac-toe boards within the pieces of artwork in the current gallery show. Currently on display in the East End Arts Gallery is the juried, all media art show, Diversity, which will be up for viewing until Friday, March 8, 2013. This show embraces and explores the way in which we are all personally diverse be it culturally, socially, religiously, even psychologically.

Usdan's 'Duality,' free student art exhibit - The Lobby Gallery
Through March 08, 2013 - New York

Mixed media works by Long Island students from the "Portfolio Preparation Program," which prepares talented high school art students for college art programs, will be exhibited.

Tot Shabbat Service - Montebello Jewish Center
March 09, 2013 - Suffern

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

Family Art Project: Stylish Seed Pots - Wave Hill
March 09, 2013 - Bronx

Be inspired by colorful and varied mosaics from many cultures, and invent patterns of your own. Then, take an ordinary terra cotta pot and embellish it with stones, beads, and ceramic tiles. Add a precious seed and plant it in your new pot.

Joyful Beginnings - Green Meadow Waldorf School
March 09, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

Prospective parents are invited to spend a morning in the school's Early Childhood Program. Activities include baking bread, observing creative play, and talking to teachers.

Hands-on History: Pastime Fun & Games - King Manor Museum
March 09, 2013 - Jamaica

Travel back in time and spend an afternoon in the parlor at King Manor. Learn about the games and activities that would happen in a parlor. Children can make your own rag doll, cross stitch craft, and enjoy a parlor game.

3rd Annual Children's Carnival for Charity - The Harvey School
March 09, 2013 - Katonah

Food, crafts, games, a fun slide, and more. Sponsored by Harvey Community Service. Proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Pencils of Promise. Snow Date: Mar. 10.

HSBC Children's Garden Family Day - Queens Botanical Garden
March 09, 2013 - Flushing

Get ready for spring with a fun sneak peek of the HSBC Children's Garden. An afternoon of family fun and discounts. The full program, is hands-on,and designed for children, ages 5-12, teaches about plants, gardens, and nature while kids have fun playing in a beautiful environment. (NOTE: The Parking Garden will be open for this event; $5 per vehicle.)

Accessibility Day - Stepping Stones Museum
March 09, 2013 - Norwalk

Free admission for families with children who have special needs. An Open Arms program.

Family Day: Renaissance Art and Culture - Bellarmine Museum of Art
March 09, 2013 - Fairfield

Learn about life in Renaissance Europe: how people dressed, how they lived, and what children did for fun more than five centuries ago. The Bellarmine's fun and engaging events feature craft activities throughout the afternoon as well as an age-appropriate tour of the museum's galleries and story time. Suitable for children aged 4-10.

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

Children can stop by the store's kid's reading area to hear This is Not My Hat, (2013 Caldecott Winner) by John Klassen. When a tiny fish shoots into view wearing a round blue topper (which happens to fit him perfectly), trouble could be following close behind.

AjkunBT's Women Dancing Through History - St. Paul's Historic Site
March 09, 2013 - Mount Vernon

In recognition of March as Women's History Month, AjkunBT presents a special performance evoking the lives of three prominent women from American history associated with St. Paul's - Anne Hutchinson, Abigail Adams, and the indomitable Eleanor Roosevelt. Introductory lecture offered at 1pm by a historian with the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library.

Music Conservatory of Westchester Spring & Summer Program Open Houses - Music Conservatory of Westchester
March 09, 2013 - White Plains

Saturday, March 2 & Saturday, March 9, 2013: Music Conservatory of Westchester will host open houses for their spring and summer programs with an early bird discount available to those who sign up in advance. Music and arts programs are available for children, adults, and seniors and will include electives in band, orchestra, chorus, arts & crafts, jazz, rock, music technology, dance, and visual arts. 10am-1pm.

Wag Your Tale! - Read to a Dog - Scarsdale Public Library
March 09, 2013 - Scarsdale

Independent readers can practice their reading skills with a story-loving dog. Registration required but not limited to Scarsdale Library cardholders.

Parachute Playtime for Toddlers - Scarsdale Public Library
March 09, 2013 - Scarsdale

Big, bright, colorful parachutes and lots of singable songs for children ages 2-1/2 to 4 years. Registration is required, but not limited to Scarsdale Library cardholders.

Saturday Crafts @ The Field - The Field Library
March 09, 2013 - Peekskill

Crafty kids can drop in for simple crafts.

Saturday Family Programs: Doodle-Bop-Wiggle and Dance - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
March 09, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Sing along to favorite songs, interact in skits, and perform like rock stars in this high energy, cabaret-style puppet show for families. Families will be given seating priority. Seating is Limited. First Come, first Served.

Open House - Introductory Session and Campus Tour - Blue Rock School
March 09, 2013 - W. Nyack

Blue Rock School invites parents interested in Kindergarten through 8th grade to visit the four-acre campus Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 10am. Meet Blue Rock faculty, and hear how the school's vibrant and creative learning environment nurtures children's natural curiosity and fosters a lifelong love of learning. Discover how Blue Rock School's unique educational approach brings learning to life. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Admissions Director, Beverly Stycos, at 845-535-3353 or bluerockschool@verizon.net. Blue Rock School is a progressive, independent day school serving students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, and is located on a beautiful, four-acre, wooded campus in W. Nyack, NY. The school was founded in 1987 with the purpose of providing a rich educational experience based on a child-centered and hands-on approach that nurtures children's innate love of learning, enables them to follow their own natural curiosity, develop as independent thinkers, and grow in a dynamic learning community. At Blue Rock School, class sizes are small and students engage in a challenging academic curriculum which is balanced and fully integrated with the arts, nature, and play. Blue Rock School also offers a 5-week Summer Play Camp which is open to the community. For more information call 845-627-0234 or visit bluerockschool.org. Blue Rock School - Where Learning Comes Alive!

Open House for Summer Play Camp at Blue Rock School - Blue Rock School
March 09, 2013 - W. Nyack

Parents and their children, ages 3-1/2 to 12, are invited to visit Blue Rock's beautiful, four-acre campus, including


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