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FREE AND LOW COST CLASSES FOR KIDS IN BRONX WEEK OF JUNE 24

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by Kids Events Editor June 24, 2013

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free and low-cost classes to do with kids in Bronx Find a schedule of free and low-cost kids' classes in Bronx this week of June 24. Our weekly Bronx class calendar includes dates, description, and pricing for children's programs throughout the area, including museum programs, academic classes, library events, nature programs, and much more. For upcoming kids classes in Bronx, plus a host of other free and low-cost family activities, check out our complete calendar of events.

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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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

MusicClasses4Kids Trial Class - Germonds Presbyterian Church
June 26, 2013 - New City

MusicClasses4Kids invites parents or caregivers and their newborn through kindergarten-aged children to a trial class of their Summer 2013 “Perfect Harmony Retreat” song collection. New students will have their fee credited to their tuition if they join after the class.

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

Kids get help with homework from library staff.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
June 26, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful spring days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories. Dress for outdoor activities. For children ages 18 mos.-5 years with a parent/caregiver.

Infant Massage - Prenatal Yoga Center
June 26, 2013 - Upper West Side

Singing and bonding with your baby is fun when music and massage complement each other to stimulate your baby's brain and relax his muscles and organs. Best for babies newborns to 6 month old babies.

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.

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.

Wrap and Roll Kid's Cooking Class - The Food Evolution
June 27, 2013 - Bardonia

Instructor Diane Hoch invites kids ages 12-16 to participate in this hands-on, dairy-free cooking class. Kids will learn how to prepare some great lunch options they can make at home for themselves or other family members. Students will make their own creations from a variety of ingredients. Registration is required.

Yoga Together - Wave Hill
June 28, 2013 - Bronx

Child and parent or caregiver practice fun yoga poses that build strength, increase flexibility, and relax body and mind in this one-hour class taught by Catherine McGibney, an instructor at Yoga for Bliss. Recommended for children ages 3-5 years. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat if possible. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Registration opens onsite at 9:30am. Call 718-549-3200 x245 by 8am on class day for weather updates. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center.

Happy Birthday Superman - Brooklyn Children's Museum
June 29, 2013 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers make a super hero cape and sing happy birthday to Superman.

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.

Pinkalicious Cupcake Kids - Taste Buds Kitchen
June 29, 2013 - Chelsea

Read the hit book "Pinkalicious" and make the famous cupcakes. Better not eat too many -- you don't want to turn pink!

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.

Gymnastics - Aviator Sports Center
Through June 30, 2013 - Gravesend

Classes at Aviator's state of the art gymnastic facility is available for the home-schooling community.

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

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

Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids discover the diversity of life under the sea by exploring marine animals up close and personal.

Happy Birthday Superman - Brooklyn Children's Museum
June 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers make a super hero cape and sing happy birthday to Superman.

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.

SUMMER FAMILY FILM SERIES: WEST SIDE STORY - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
June 30, 2013 - Upper West Side

Come get a glimpse into the rough-and-tumble world of 1950s New York City through the epic love story of Tony and Maria. The lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and score by Leonard Bernstein bring the streets of New York alive; many of the scenes were filmed on location near the current location of Lincoln Center. After the film, discover photographs of the five boroughs from the 19th and 20th centuries. Rated PG; 152 minutes.

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.

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.)

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.

Little Artists - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through July 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers explore arts and crafts in a late morning or early afternoon session.

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.

Little New-Yorkers - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through August 31, 2013 - Upper West Side

On Tuesdays and Fridays kids ages 2-4 can explore New York City through singing, stories, and activities. Each class will include story readings, time with historic toys, free exploration, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, and time in the museum or a craft project, which will alternate each week. Some of the stories that will be featured include Larry Gets Lost in NYC, Don't Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus, The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, New York from Above, and Knuffle Bunny.

Superhero Science - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids, 4 and older, can supercharge a magnetic compass with Magneto, explore optics with Cyclops, learn the forces of flight with Superman, or sling a web with Spidey. It's a new super science adventure every week!

Adventurous Appetites - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids will create a tasty dish and explore food from around the world.

Macy's Sunday Story Time - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through August 31, 2013 - Upper West Side

Enjoy a different story every week with DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society. Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Time provided by the Macy's Foundation.

The Big Adventure - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

The Big Adventure provides fun, dramatic, exciting, unique, and challenging experiences, making the exhibit great for young minds and bodies. Visitors will have opportunities to choose adventures that appeal to them, identify challenges, solve problems, make decisions, set goals, enhance creativity and gain confidence.

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!

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.

Friendship Bracelet and Lanyard Making Class - The Lanyard Ladies
Through October 03, 2013 - East Rockaway

Looking for a fun after-school or weekend activity? Does your child want to learn how to make friendship and lanyard bracelets? Kids can make as many bracelets as they want. Each child will also receive a special gift. 15% sibling discount. Please call to reserve your space. You can also book a private play-date(10 or more children needed). Call for more information.

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.

Folktale Fridays - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

From African folktales to Aesop's Fables, animals can teach us so much! Come hear a cherished tale and meet our featured creature!

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.

Indoor Playspace - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through November 13, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Children age 6 and younger enjoy an indoor playground, rockers, blocks, play panel for theater, rock climbing wall, bouncy castle, musical instruments, and easel boards for drawing. Have fun with many more age appropriate toys that encourage creativity and develop children's imagination.

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

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

African Dance Workshop - Spring Valley Youth Bureau
Through December 23, 2013 - Spring Valley

Harambee Dance Company, fabulous performers of African dance and music, teach this weekly workshop. Registration is requested.

Seasonal Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
Through December 30, 2013 - West Nyack

Jill will help artists of all ages design seasonal or holiday-themed crafts. Her selection includes jewelry boxes, candy dishes, mugs, plates, picture frames, vases, and more. Pieces can be taken home that day or left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested. Toddler workshops are held each Monday and Tuesday. All-ages workshops are held each Friday.

Sensory Room Family Hours - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Crown Heights

The Museum's inclusive sensory space engages children of all abilities. This room provides a welcoming environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Sensory Integration disorder.

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

A different project every Saturday.

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