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KIDS SHOWS IN BRONX WEEK OF AUGUST 24

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by Kids Events Editor August 24, 2013

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Kids Shows in Bronx Check out these free and low-cost family and children's shows playing the week of August 24 in Bronx. See if your favorite musician will be in town and get all the details on the concert, find children's movie screenings, or just browse the theater listings to find a fun new musical or play that your family can go see together. If the weather is cooperative, you may also find outdoor concerts and performances, including outdoor movies. Whether you live in Bronx or will just be visiting during the week of August 24, you'll find plenty of options to keep your kids entertained. For more free and low-cost upcoming family and children's events in Bronx, go to our complete calendar of events.

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'Wanda's Monster,' A Family Musical - Vineyard Theatre
Through September 08, 2013 - Manhattan

Don't miss this summer's top pick, Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical! Back by popular demand, this warm-hearted musical introduces an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Featuring music and lyrics by LAURIE BERKNER! Book by Barbara Zinn Krieger, directed by Adrienne Kapstein. Opens July 13 at the Vineyard's Dimson Theatre. Limited time only. Get tickets by calling 646-601-1406 or visit www.wandasmonster.com. NYMetro Parents readers: Save $3 on tickets! Use code: NYMETRO

DOTTY DOT!- EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED - The Secret Theatre
August 24, 2013 - Long Island City

EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED This musical delight, depicts a day in the life of a very bossy little girl and her gang of quirky friends as they adventure to put on a play (which Dotty will OBVIOUSLY direct)! Filled with memorable songs, colorful characters and valuable lessons, this show can be enjoyed by children of all ages.

From Cuba to Mexico - Flushing Town Hall
August 25, 2013 - Flushing

Experience the Afro-Cuban and Latin sounds of Rhumba, Mambo, Son and Bolero. Music from Cuba, Mexico and Puerto Rico performed by Adela Dalto, a featured vocalist with Mario Bauza's Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra and Arturo O' Farrill. Dance lessons begins at 1pm, concert starts at 2pm.

Toni Braxton Concert - The Theatre at Westbury
August 25, 2013 - Westbury

Grammy and American Music Award winner Toni Braxton takes the stage to deliver a soulful heart-stirring concert. With hits �You�re Makin� Me High� and �Unbreak My Heart," you�re not going to want to miss this night of incredible music.

Toni Braxton in Concert - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
August 25, 2013 - Westbury

Singer Toni Braxton will wow the audience with fabulous vocals and an amazing stage presence.

International Music Nights Concert Series-Pakistani American Night - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
August 25, 2013 - East Meadow

Reflecting on Nassau County's diversity, a broad range of cultural artistry is presented through this popular musical series, sponsored for over three decades by Canon USA Inc.

33rd Annual Free Summer Concerts on the Green - Stony Brook Village Post Office
August 25, 2013 - Stony Brook

Enjoy a summer concert outside on the village green. Tonight enjoy Ragtime and 50's and 60's by Banjo Rascals.

Times Ten Concert - Glen Cove Village Square
August 26, 2013 - Glen Cove

Times Ten is a band which covers many genres of music with a high energy Rock twist. The band's biggest influences are Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, and Van Halen. You can hear it in their music stylings. The range of music they cover is from the Blues all the way through to Modern Alternative Rock.

Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach-Joe Kane Big Band - National Blvd. Beach
August 26, 2013 - Long Beach

The free summer beach concerts are back and they are awesome. Come out for entertainment from a line-up of favorite artists. Bring a beach chair, a blanket, dinner from your favorite Long Beach restaurant, pizza place, deli, and you are set for a great night of entertainment under the stars.

The Mr. Mouse Show by Katie's Puppets - Long Island Game Farm
August 26, 2013 - Manorville

Puppeteer Katie Polk injects humor into her puppets shows. Katie and her gang of puppets have received rave reviews from Long Island's Arts-In-Education Services, SCOPE, and many others.

Concert on the Green - The Shops at Atlas Park
August 27, 2013 - Glendale

Bringing dance style classic Afro-Boricua music from the barrios, Aurora & Zon del Barrio bring its foot stomping, funk based classic salsa, plena, merengue, bomba & boogalu to the corners of the Barrios where Latinos live, work and play. Creative, musically diverse in taste while resourceful in survival, Latinos from the barrio zones have sophisticated tastes in music that is not relegated to one particular genre. Zon del Barrio emerges as one of the few orchestras to express the varied genres of Latin music from the African Diaspora and the urban streets of New York. This group of veteran and young musicians is led by music journalist & historian, Aurora Flores with musical direction provided by David Fernandez, a multi-instrumentalist who defers to his almost encyclopedic knowledge of the classics for his creative arrangements.

Wooden Music - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
August 27, 2013 - North Salem

This concert, held by Kennedy Center performer Ian David Rosenbaum, will showcase the beauty and versatility of the marimba. It will feature two ensemble works of Steve Reich, "Mallet Quartet," and "Music for Pieces of Wood," and the NYC premiere of "Impromptu" by Rich O'Meara.

Rolie Polie Guacamolie - Washington Park (formerly J. J. Byrne Playground)
August 27, 2013 - Park Slope

The Brooklyn kindie-rock faves entertain their fans in the newly renamed and restored Washington Park.

Oyster Bay Cruise Nights - Downtown Oyster Bay
August 27, 2013 - Oyster Bay

Come out and see some of the finest cars on Long Island. From radical to rat-rods, Duesenbergs to Ducatis, car and motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to bring their precious rides out for public viewing. Downtown restaurants and stores will be open, so come on up to Oyster Bay for a terrific time. FREE to walk in, $5 to show car. Live Music. 50/50 Drawing.

KidFEST: Wild World of Animals - Guild Hall
August 28, 2013 - East Hampton

This stage show is a fast-paced, entertaining and educational program performed on acolorfully painted stage. The show features a variety of animals -- reptiles, birds and mammals – including an American alligator, alligator snapping turtle, albino monocle cobra, reticulated python, European eagle owl, blue and gold macaw, opossum, binturong, spot-nose guenon (monkey) and an African spotted leopard or hyena. Call or go online for tickets.

Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach-Stolen Alibi Band - New York Ave. Beach
August 28, 2013 - Long Beach

The free summer beach concerts are back and they are awesome. Come out for entertainment from a line-up of favorite artists. Bring a beach chair, a blanket, dinner from your favorite Long Beach restaurant, pizza place, deli, and you are set for a great night of entertainment under the stars.

Summer Concert Series--Minute by Minute - Calf Pasture Beach
August 28, 2013 - Norwalk

Enjoy the music of The Doobie Brothers by this tribute band.

Summer Concert - Riverfront Park
August 28, 2013 - Stony Point

Stony Point continues its summer concert series along the Hudson River with the music of Soul Mates.

The Mr. Mouse Show by Katie's Puppets - Long Island Game Farm
August 29, 2013 - Manorville

Puppeteer Katie Polk injects humor into her puppets shows. Katie and her gang of puppets have received rave reviews from Long Island's Arts-In-Education Services, SCOPE, and many others.

Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach-Steel Horse Band - Neptune Blvd. Beach
August 29, 2013 - Long Beach

The free summer beach concerts are back and they are awesome. Come out for entertainment from a line-up of favorite artists. Bring a beach chair, a blanket, dinner from your favorite Long Beach restaurant, pizza place, deli, and you are set for a great night of entertainment under the stars.

Library Live - Dig Around the World! - Field Library
August 29, 2013 - Peekskill

Take a trip around the globe - without ever leaving Peekskill. Pick up your passport and the fun begins! Sample food from other cultures, learn an exotic dance, and discover crafts, games, music, and costumes from around the world.

Open Mic - Page One Restaurant
August 29, 2013 - Glen Cove

The weekly open mic, one of the most popular on Long Island, typically attracts 10-12 performers, most playing guitar and singing original material. Host Tedeschi emphasizes, "You don't have to be a seasoned performer to showcase your work at the open mic. We definitely work at also making this venue a welcome place for those who are new at getting up in front of an audience. Having personally played at many open mics, I know how important it is to feel part of a welcoming atmosphere, especially for performers who show up for the first time and need to experience the feel of that kind of atmosphere. We also have any number of people who come in each week just to listen and be part of the scene." Co-owner and executive chef, Jeanine DiMenna, has created a special open mic bar menu, with all entrees priced at $5 and ranging from special salads to a burger with fries, fish and chips, sesame chicken and more.

Summertime Music Magic Concert - The Westchester Mall
August 29, 2013 - White Plains

The Westchester will celebrate the remaining weeks of the summer by hosting a series of concerts, Summertime Music Magic. Presented by the Music Conservatory of Westchester, each live performance will feature the Conservatory's faculty and friends, and present a variety of musical genres including jazz, soul, and R&B. For more information about the Music Conservatory of Westchester please visit musicconservatoryblog.org, or for event details contact Simon Guest Services at The Westchester, 914-683-8892.

Summer Concert Series - Bowline Point Park
August 29, 2013 - Haverstraw

Haverstraw's summer concert series continues with the music of Kick Start Charlie. For information about the band, visit kickstartcharlie.com.

Hoot Roots - Owl Pellet Dissection - Long Island Children's Museum
August 29, 2013 - Garden City

Get to the root of how owls eat, hunt and ingest food. Inspired by the Feasts for Beasts gallery, explore the fascinating digestive process of owls and discover the answers to these questions. Watch a live dissection of owl pellets by an animal expert and examine your own.

National Circus Project - Circus Fun Workshop - Long Island Children's Museum
August 29, 2013 - Garden City

Have you ever thought of running off with a circus? You'll need to brush up on some circus skills and LICM has got just the folks to teach you. Learn juggling, plate spinning, rope tricks, basic clowning and more from performers from National Circus Project.

National Circus Project - Solo Circus - Long Island Children's Museum
August 29, 2013 - Garden City

National Circus Project, Long Island's own center for professional circus performers is back again this summer to share the fun and artistry of the circus with LICM Theater audiences. Enjoy new circus antics every week this summer.

Soul Sound Revue - Glen Cove Village Square
August 30, 2013 - Glen Cove

Soul Sound Revue, by far the hottest Motown show this side of Detroit, performs the greatest hits in the true Motown Tradition. Soul Sound recreates the dynamic vocal harmonies and musical styling of classical Motown groups of the 60s, 70s, and 80s: The Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, and many more.

The Mr. Mouse Show by Katie's Puppets - Long Island Game Farm
August 30, 2013 - Manorville

Puppeteer Katie Polk injects humor into her puppets shows. Katie and her gang of puppets have received rave reviews from Long Island's Arts-In-Education Services, SCOPE, and many others.

The Puppet Project - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 30, 2013 - Garden City

Puppets have been crafted for thousands of years and used for storytelling around the world. Join in the fun as you design and engineer your own stick and rod puppet. Use exciting materials to build your own character as you learn how to create and operate your new creation. Develop your puppets character and learn how to perform for family and friends. This program runs through August 30.

A Night of Deception: Magic & Mindreading - The Rose Theater
August 31, 2013 - Holbrook

Something Magical this way comes to "The Rose Theater" in Holbrook New York. A team of the best magical performers in Long Island have joined forces to bring one incredible show. This league of extraordinary gentlemen includes Anthony Cap: Close-Up Illusionist Anthony Guido: Psychic Entertainer Matt Martin: Sleight of Hand Artist Greg Hoffman: Thought Reader Alexo: Grand Illusionist and of course the return of Kaitlyn Watson, the break-out star assistant to Alexo. Prepare yourself for a mind-bending magical experience like none other.

'Pirate Pete's Parrot' - The Secret Theatre
August 31, 2013 - Long Island City

Ahoy, Matte! Climb on board and get ready for a musical adventure. This show revolves around Pirate Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his beloved runaway parrot, Polly (who prefers pancakes to boring old birdseed). Music, mischief, and a boatload of laughs for both children and adults.

Monkey Monkey Music - Staten Island Zoo
August 31, 2013 - Staten Island

Educator and songwriter Meredith LeVande's Monkey Monkey Music supports children's natural curiosity and desire to learn, and it's been featured on Sesame Street and Curious George. Fun engagement in a whole child, child-centered way.

Magic Mondays - Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Rudy's Restaurant
Through August 31, 2013 - Hartsdale

Every Monday from 5:30-7:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. August 5, 12, 19, and 26.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through August 31, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.

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

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

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'King Lear' - Boscobel
Through September 01, 2013 - Garrison

Shakespeare's masterpiece about an aging king's attempt to divide his kingdom between his three daughters. Deceived by misplaced affection and flattery, the king makes a series of terrible decisions, tearing his family and kingdom apart, and is pushed to the brink of madness. This sweeping story is heartbreaking, as it explores the sense of family and fatherhood in the midst of political ambition and intrigue. Don't miss the king's journey from madness to redemption in what has been called one of greatest stories in Western literature. Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'The Three Musketeers' - Boscobel
Through September 01, 2013 - Garrison

The Three Musketeers by Ken Ludwig; adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas. Directed by Christopher V. Edwards. "It's all for one and one for all" in this hilarious, fast-paced adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' timeless story. A swashbuckling romp, it's a tale of heroism, treachery, and honor. Follow the adventures of D'Artagnan as he joins forces with the famous musketeers Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, in their struggle to defend the Queen of France. The heroes will keep you on the edge of your seats with their daring acts and narrow escapes as they foil a spectacular cast of villains. A blast for the whole family! Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'All's Well That Ends Well' - Boscobel
Through September 01, 2013 - Garrison

Theatricality reigns as a troupe of eight traveling players present Shakespeare's fable of the spunky, lovesick Helena and her pursuit of the fickle Bertram, a callow young man who prefers war and womanizing to romance and responsibility. Expect comedy, theatrical surprises, music, adventure, and rapid-fire onstage character changes in this delightful tale of a young woman triumphing over adversities. Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org.

'Oliver!' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through September 08, 2013 - Elmsford

The colorful characters of Charles Dickens' classic "Oliver Twist" come brilliantly to life in Victorian London. This beloved musical tells the tale of the orphan boy who is swept into a band of pickpockets: the Artful Dodger, the menacing Bill Sikes, and the kind-hearted Nancy, all led by the wily Fagin. The sensational, Tony award-winning score is full of Lionel Bart's irresistible songs including "Food Glorious Food,", "Consider Yourself," "You've Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two," "I'd Do Anything," "Oom Pah Pah," "As Long As He Needs Me," and many more. Show runs through September 1, 2013. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and Sunday Evenings including dinner.

Dinosaur Safari - Bronx Zoo
Through September 08, 2013 - Bronx

The new attraction will include a ride through the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods with more than two-dozen animatronic dinosaurs up to 40 feet long which move, snarl, roar, and spit. In anticipation of the new exhibit, the Bronx Zoo is offering New Yorkers a chance to vote for their favorite dinosaur species at bronxzoo.com/dino and win tickets to see the dinosaurs. Included in the vote: long-necked Brachiosaurus, the intimidating Tyrannosaurus rex, the gator-like Baryonyx, the massive Triceratops, or the flighted Quetzalcoatlus. Exclusive Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari stickers that can be used with a safari field guide will be given to those who vote. Dinosaur Safari will include a ride through a two-acre area of the zoo, and will highlight the physical or behavioral adaptations many share with species that are alive today. This limited engagement will run from Saturday, May 25 through Sunday, September 8, and will be included in the Total Experience Ticket. A 20% discount is offered with online purchases for Monday and Tuesday visits. Tickets can be purchased in advance at bronxzoo.com/dino.

Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (BID) Free Summer Concerts & Yoga - Richard Tucker Park
Through September 25, 2013 - Upper West Side

Calling all Music Lovers and Yogis: The highly-anticipated Free Lunchtime Concert Series is back on the Upper West Side, heating up Lincoln Square this August and September with outdoor concerts at Richard Tucker Park. Throughout the dog-days of summer and into the fall, music enthusiasts are welcome to bring lunch, join friends, and enjoy performances by a diverse mix of New York City's most talented musicians and singers. Accompanying the musicians is YogaWorks, which will hold free restorative stretch sessions in between music sets for people looking for some lunch time relaxation. Additionally, local restaurants will offer free lemonade to help yoga enthusiasts and music lovers cool down. For full line-up, visit lincolnsquarebid.org/news/view/free-lunchtime-concert-series-returns-august-7th-%E2%80%93-september-25th.

'The Berenstain Bears LIVE!' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through September 29, 2013 - Upper West Side

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, "The Berenstain Bears LIVE!" brings everyone's favorite bear family to life in a theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear's grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can't stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. Now in its third smash year, "The Berenstain Bears LIVE!" will give boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up. Officially approved by the authors themselves, the Berenstain Bears are now singing and dancing across the stage with performances every weekend in NYC. Be sure to join the bears for free face painting and photos after the show.

'Pippin' - Music Box Theatre
Through December 22, 2013 - Midtown

Everything has its season, and this season, Pippin returns to Broadway for the first time since it first thrilled audiences 40 years ago! With a beloved score by Tony Award� nominee Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) that includes the favorites ?Magic to Do,? ?Glory? and ?Corner of the Sky,? Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? Direct from an acclaimed run at Boston?s American Repertory Theater, Pippin is directed by Diane Paulus, director of the 2009 and 2012 Tony Award winners for Best Musical Revival (Hair and The Gershwins? Porgy and Bess). This captivating production features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces.

Piggy Nation The Musical - Snapple Theater Center
Through December 31, 2013 - New York

"Piggy Nation" is a funny, fast moving 60 minute musical full of lessons in avoiding "piggy" behavior. With an original score richly layered in blues, rock, rap and gospel influences, "Piggy Nation" follows Sammy Hamhock, a little pig excited to be on summer vacation following his dad to work on Piggy Patrol, issuing tickets for piggy behavior. But Sammy learns that everyone is a little piggy sometimes, even his dad. Full of lessons in thoughtfulness and consideration, "Piggy Nation" battles the rude behavior found all around us, in a colorful and amusing update of the golden rule. Lessons in thoughtfulness and consideration shine in this family musical for kids ages 3+ and their parents and grandparents too.

'Penguins' - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 09, 2014 - Upper West Side

"Penguins," a new giant-screen adventure following a very special King Penguin as he returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic, opens at the American Museum of Natural History, on Monday, July 8. The film will screen at the museum through Jan. 9, 2014. Produced by award-winning Atlantic Productions and distributed by nWave Pictures Distribution, the film is narrated by world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough. Penguin City, on the remote island of South Georgia in the southern Atlantic Ocean, is home to hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals, and brawling elephant seals, as well as 6 million penguins. The young male King Penguin at the center of Penguins must earn his place among the island inhabitants while finding a mate and raising a family. The film follows him through the most challenging time in a King Penguin?s life, when he is driven to nurture and defend his offspring against harsh weather and fierce predators. The cosmic drama plays out in one of Earth?s last great wildernesses, amid steep mountain ranges and windblown plains half buried beneath snow and ice. Penguins will be shown daily in the Museum?s Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm (hourly). To purchase tickets in advance, the public should call 212-769-5200 or visit amnh.org. A service charge may apply. (For ticket pricing, please see page 3.) nWave Pictures Distribution and Serengeti Entertainment present Penguins, a film produced by Atlantic Productions in association with British media powerhouse SKY 3D (BSkyB) and US-based Galileo Digital Entertainment.

'Tornado Alley' - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 16, 2014 - Norwalk

This film invites the audience to follow along with a daring team of "storm chasers" as they work to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes. Sean Casey, star of the Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers" reality series, leads this mission to document one of Earth's most awe-inspiring events - the birth of a tornado.

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