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FREE AND LOW COST CLASSES FOR KIDS IN BRONX WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 9

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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 September 9. 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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Munchkin Music Club - Museum of Motherhood
September 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Join a sing-a-long every week with James and enjoy free play after in the Museum of Motherhood play space.

Family Fitness at My Fun Place - Farmingdale Public Library
September 09, 2013 - Farmingdale

Want to do an activity that the whole family can join in? Here's a great way to get fit and to bond with your family at the same time. Join Fitness Instructor Claire Guidone for this fun fitness program.

Simple Cooking: Apple Pie Cupcakes - East Meadow Public Library
September 09, 2013 - East Meadow

Love to eat? Then here's a perfect easy cooking program for family and friends to share together. The cooking materials fee is non-refundable. You will have the food to take home. Space is limited; registration required.

Monday Afternoon Storytime at B & N - Barnes & Noble City Center
September 09, 2013 - White Plains

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

Lego Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
September 09, 2013 - Williamsburg

Kids set their imaginations free using Lego building blocks.

Our Garden Club - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
September 10, 2013 - Marine Park

Children, with and without special needs, learn about gardening, read gardening-related books, hear storytelling and music, and make crafts. Part of The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.

Autumn Boutique Cupcakes - CakeSuite
September 10, 2013 - Westport

Students will bake and decorate 1 dozen cupcakes using fondant, edible paint and royal icing. Flavors offered are pumpkin, vanilla, and chocolate cake. For ages 14-adult.

Story Time Book Club @ Pottery Barn Kids - Pottery Barn Kids
September 10, 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.

Learn To Grow - Steinway Library
September 11, 2013 - Astoria

Learn to grow food organically in our learning gardens. Hands-on activities include seed planting, transplanting, watering, making compost and harvesting. All ages are welcome; children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

MusicClasses4Kids Trial Class - Germonds Presbyterian Church
September 11, 2013 - New City

MusicClasses4Kids invites parents or caregivers and their newborn through kindergarten-aged children to experience their 2013 song collection. The trial class fee will be credited toward tuition if you join after the class.

Mother Nature's Storytime (Formerly Critters, Crafts and Kids) - Greenburgh Nature Center
September 11, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful summer days at the Center with walks, live animals, stories, and crafts. Dress for outdoor activities. For children ages 2-4 years with a parent/caregiver. (Formerly known as Critters, Crafts and Kids; please note new age group.)

Wednesdays in Teardrop Park - Teardrop Park
September 11, 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
September 11, 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.

Ridge Girls Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
September 12, 2013 - Bay Ridge

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

Free Back to School Clinic with Professional Soccer Stars - Mitchel Athletic Complex
September 12, 2013 - Uniondale

The legendary soccer club -- the New York Cosmos -- will host a free "back to school" soccer clinic for local kids. Professional coaches from the NY Cosmos Training and Development Program, along with several current players from the New York Cosmos roster, will attend the clinics, participate in drills, and work directly with the kids. Afterwards, the players will also be available to meet with the kids and sign autographs. "The New York Cosmos are committed to offering the best experience for our fans," said Cosmos Chief Operating Officer Erik Stover. "We also see ourselves and our players as part of this community as well. It's our privilege to give local kids the opportunity to work with and learn from some of our great athletes that play right here in New York." Those interested in the clinic are encouraged to sign up at www.nycosmostdp.com (space is limited). If your child is playing soccer this fall, go to nymetroparents.com/celebratesoccer for your chance to win great prizes, including a gift card from Sports Authority, new gear for the team, and tickets to a Red Bulls game.

Music With Tony C - Museum of Motherhood
September 12, 2013 - Upper East Side

Rock out with Tony C and enjoy free play in the play space after.

Trial Class - Yoga for Kids - Congregation Sons of Israel
September 12, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Parents are invited to bring their children, ages 2-6, for an introductory class featuring a playful and integrative approach to yoga.

GameSpace: Wii and PS3 Gaming - Brooklyn Public Library, Clarendon branch
September 13, 2013 - Midwood

Kids unplug from the school day by plugging in to the (Wii or PS3) platforms!

Little Playmates - Floral Park Public Library
September 13, 2013 - Floral Park

This is an ideal way to spend your morning with your little one. This class is designed to engage and stimulate your kids as they play and socialize with others. It's a special time for play and a circle fun for babies ages 12-30 months with their caregivers.

Preschool Bounce - Bounce U
September 13, 2013 - College Point

Bounce, bounce, bounce. It's the perfect play time for kids 2-6 years old, as they explore the larger-than-life inflatables at their own pace!

Story Time Under the Apple Tree - Museum of Motherhood
September 13, 2013 - Upper East Side

Kids and parents alike can enjoy story time under the apple tree with a few classic songs too at this weekly gathering.

Free Back to School Clinic with Professional Soccer Stars - William Floyd High School
September 13, 2013 - Mastic Beach

The legendary soccer club -- the New York Cosmos -- will host a free "back to school" soccer clinic for local kids. Professional coaches from the NY Cosmos Training and Development Program, along with several current players from the New York Cosmos roster, will attend the clinics, participate in drills, and work directly with the kids. Afterwards, the players will also be available to meet with the kids and sign autographs. "The New York Cosmos are committed to offering the best experience for our fans," said Cosmos Chief Operating Officer Erik Stover. "We also see ourselves and our players as part of this community as well. It's our privilege to give local kids the opportunity to work with and learn from some of our great athletes that play right here in New York." Those interested in the clinic are encouraged to sign up at www.nycosmostdp.com (space is limited). If your child is playing soccer this fall, go to nymetroparents.com/celebratesoccer for your chance to win great prizes, including a gift card from Sports Authority, new gear for the team, and tickets to a Red Bulls game.

Junior Engineer: How Things Go - NY Transit Museum
September 14, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Kids will experiment with fanciful balloon-powered cars and learn about how things move.

Learn To Grow - Steinway Library
September 14, 2013 - Astoria

Learn to grow food organically in our learning gardens. Hands-on activities include seed planting, transplanting, watering, making compost and harvesting. All ages are welcome; children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Block Party - Brooklyn Children's Museum
September 14, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids let their imaginations soar to new heights as they explore a unique assortment of blocks. They can build an imaginary castle with foam blocks, map out a new neighborhood with wooden ones, or use cardboard blocks to create whimsical patterns.

Moon Cake Cooking Workshop - Planet Han
September 14, 2013 - Upper West Side

Come and celebrate The Chinese Moon Festival by making Crystal Moon Cake. This is a drop off workshop where your child will make and eat moon cake. The teacher will conduct this workshop mostly in Mandarin and recipe will be provided.

Free Trial Classes - Long Island City School of Ballet
Through September 14, 2013 - Long Island City

Classes available in all levels of Ballet, Parent and 2's (students must be 2 years old before 9/1/2013), Imagine Dance(Storytelling, dance and crafts), Sportsdance (for Boys classes for 3 to 12 years),Hip Hop and Broadway Dance. Reservations required.

Dreams of Peace - Brooklyn Children's Museum
September 14, 2013 - Crown Heights

On this weekend of remembrance, preschoolers can explore topics of love, diversity, and tolerance. They can help spread messages of harmony and serenity by decorating paper lung ta, or peace flags, inspired by the Tibetan culture.

Crafts for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
September 15, 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.

Junior Engineer: How Things Go - NY Transit Museum
September 15, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Kids will experiment with fanciful balloon-powered cars and learn about how things move.

Dreams of Peace - Brooklyn Children's Museum
September 15, 2013 - Crown Heights

On this weekend of remembrance, preschoolers can explore topics of love, diversity, and tolerance. They can help spread messages of harmony and serenity by decorating paper lung ta, or peace flags, inspired by the Tibetan culture.

Moon Cake Cooking Workshop - Planet Han
September 15, 2013 - Upper West Side

Come and celebrate The Chinese Moon Festival by making Crystal Moon Cake. This is a drop off workshop where your child will make and eat moon cake. The teacher will conduct this workshop mostly in Mandarin and recipe will be provided.

Nutcracker Auditions! - Armonlk Ctr. for Dance
September 15, 2013 - Armonk

Auditions for Mooney Cooley Dance's (MCD) 12th Annual "Nutcracker" takes place on Sunday, Sep. 15, from 12-2pm. MCD joins a stellar cast of professionals with young dancers from Pelham, Mt. Vernon, Mamaroneck, Eastchester, Harrison, Bedford, Armonk, Ossining, Somers, and Scarsdale in NY, Fairfield, CT, and NYC! Performances will be in NYC Dec. 5-Dec. 7, with rehearsals in Westchester. Previous ballet experience is required. For more information, visit mooneycooleydance.com or call 917-302-4029.

Block Party - Brooklyn Children's Museum
September 15, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids let their imaginations soar to new heights as they explore a unique assortment of blocks. They can build an imaginary castle with foam blocks, map out a new neighborhood with wooden ones, or use cardboard blocks to create whimsical patterns.

Ballet Academy East Boys' Scholarship Program - Ballet Academy East
September 16, 2013 - Upper East Side

Ballet Academy East trains dancers for professional careers in ballet and has just created a new full-year tuition boys' scholarship program to begin in the fall. Talented boys who may not otherwise be able to afford the program can audition for one of eight scholarships. Girls' auditions will be held at the same time. You must apply to attend the audition; more information is available online. More information from the press release: Ballet Academy East announces the creation of a new full-year tuition boys' scholarship program to begin this fall. "We are thrilled to announce the new Boys' Scholarship Program, which will give talented boys, who may not otherwise have had the opportunity, the chance to be part of BAE's Pre-Professional Division,? said Darla Hoover, Associate Artistic Director of the Pre-Professional Division at BAE. "BAE has achieved consistent success in producing technically strong, expressive dancers with a unique syllabus, an extraordinary faculty, and incredible performance opportunities. BAE continues to offer students the absolute best training in a healthy and nurturing environment, and the creation of this new program allows us to include more male students." BAE's alumni include such dancers as Chase Finlay, New York City Ballet, principal dancer; Ariel Rose, Miami City Ballet; Trevor Felixbrod, Alabama Ballet; Ian Bethany, Ballet Austin; Kendall Britt, Ballet Memphis; Alexander Castillo, soloist and Christopher McDaniel, Los Angeles Ballet; and Devon Carbone, Bavarian State Ballet II; among others. Pre-Professional Ballet Division auditions for male students ages 7-18 will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 4:45pm and Monday, Sept. 16 at 5:30pm at Ballet Academy East, 1651 Third Ave., 3rd Floor, between 92nd and 93rd Streets. Eight full-year tuition scholarships will be awarded. Girls' auditions will also be held on these dates. Dancers will be separated into groups upon arrival. To apply to attend an audition, visit baenyc.com, click on "Pre-Professional Division" and follow the online instructions, call 212-410-9140, or send an email to info@baenyc.com. About Ballet Academy East Ballet Academy East trains dancers for professional careers in ballet. The faculty is led by Associate Artistic Director Darla Hoover and includes Charles Askegard, Maxim Beloserkovsky, Cynthia Birdwell, Olga Dvorovenko, Peter Frame, Jenna Lavin, Joseph Malbrough, Tara Mora, Francis Patrelle, Elizabeth Walker and Cheryl Yeager. The comprehensive syllabus was created by Darla Hoover and is designed to develop technically strong, expressive ballet dancers, who ultimately can adapt to any style. The curriculum includes technique classes, pointe, partnering, variations, stretch, men?s weight training, modern and character. Performing opportunities include two annual productions: the Studio Showing in February and the Spring Performance in May. The director and founder of Ballet Academy East is Julia Dubno. For more information, visit baenyc.com.

Munchkin Music Club - Museum of Motherhood
September 16, 2013 - Upper East Side

Join a sing-a-long every week with James and enjoy free play after in the Museum of Motherhood play space.

Family Fitness at My Fun Place - Farmingdale Public Library
September 16, 2013 - Farmingdale

Want to do an activity that the whole family can join in? Here's a great way to get fit and to bond with your family at the same time. Join Fitness Instructor Claire Guidone for this fun fitness program.

ABC & Me - Farmingdale Public Library
September 16, 2013 - Farmingdale

ABC's open a whole new world to little ones in this fun class with Miss Elena. Proof of age is required at registration.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
September 16, 2013 - Crown Heights

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

Computers for Kindergarten to 6th Grade - Franklin Square Public Library
September 16, 2013 - Franklin Square

A great way for your child to learn computer skills at this friendly hands-on class. Registration begins Tuesday, September 3, 2013. The fee for the series is due at registration. There are no refunds and class size is limited to 24. Twelve laptop computers are provided with 2 students per laptop.

Monday Afternoon Storytime at B & N - Barnes & Noble City Center
September 16, 2013 - White Plains

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

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.

Art & Science Sundays on The Science Barge - The Science Barge
Through September 30, 2013 - Yonkers

Every Sunday, the Science Barge on Yonkers' waterfront invites children ages 4-10 for hands-on Art & Science workshops. Children and adults can cross the gangplank and come aboard for everything from building take-home hydroponic mini-greenhouses to making Japanese fish sock-kites. And, back by popular demand are Blue Crab Blitz days, with Science Barge Director Bob Walters. Sep. 1: Create and Launch Japanese Fish Sock Kites; Sep. 8: Blue Crab Blitz; Sep. 15: Grow & Go Take-Home Garden Workshop; Sep. 22: Flying Fish Mobiles; Sep. 29: Blowing in the Wind - Build your own Wind Turbine. For more info, visit groundworkhv.org, or call 914-375-2151. Art & Science Sundays are generously sponsored by the Junior League of Bronxville.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through September 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. Sep. 7: Make your own Back-to-School Placemat; Sep. 14: Create a Shape Tractor; Sep. 21: Make a Colors of the Season Booklet; Sep. 28: Create a What-a-Hoot Paper Bag Owl.

Free Irish Classes-Mommy Daddy & Me - AOH HAll
Through October 02, 2013 - Babylon

Mommy Daddy and Me, our immersion class for young children and their parents meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. – 8:00 pm. Our free class for adult students new to Irish Gaelic begins at 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Free classes for advanced students are also available. All are welcome, including native speakers and those interested in teaching. For more information call 631-521-1227 or visit our web site: http://www.scoilgaeilge.org

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.

Pollinator Pals: Bees and Butterflies - New York Botanical Gardens - Howell Family Garden
Through October 11, 2013 - Bronx

The Family Garden is buzzing in late summer! Learn about important pollinators: honeybees and the monarch butterflies passing by on their way to Mexico. Get buzzy doing the honeybee dance, observe up-close the workings of a beehive, and sample honey from different nectar sources. Meander through the meadow to find the beautiful monarchs' favorite snack-spots for fueling up before their long flight. Plants and imaginations grow at the Howell Family Garden, where kids are allowed - no, encouraged! - to play in the dirt. Display gardens such as the Global Gardens and the Breakfast Bowl, and other daily activities, delight and inspire.

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.

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

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

Playtime with Sammie & Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through December 16, 2013 - Upper East Side

Playtime with Sammie & Tudie is a "mommy and me" style class for kids ages 1 to 3 years. Each week is a different theme and the fun starts there. Puppets, songs, creative play, colors, counting and even a little circus fun are all a part of the class. First class is only $10. Single classes are $25, 3 classes are $60, and 5 classes are $90.

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.

Bug Out - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Crown Heights

Feeling brave? Meet grasshoppers, worms, stick bugs, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches.

Nature's Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers learn about the living and nonliving things that coexist with us on planet Earth, and the importance of being a steward of the environment. Meet an animal, plant, or mineral from the museum's collection.

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. Please note that the Museum will be closed from September 1 through September 13.

Story and Animal Program - Earthplace
Through August 10, 2014 - Westport

Children 5 and younger can visit Earthplace every week for story time and an animal encounter. Thursdays and Fridays year-round.

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

A different project every Saturday.

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