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KIDS SHOWS IN BRONX WEEK OF FEBRUARY 1

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by Kids Events Editor February 1, 2014

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Kids Shows in Bronx Check out these free and low-cost family and children's shows playing the week of February 1 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 February 1, 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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Sing Back, Brooklyn with Lloyd H. Miller - Brooklyn Historical Society
February 01, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

The popular and kooky Lloyd H. Miller delivers a sing-a-long event for the whole family featuring stories, skits, movies, and more. Each month focuses on a different theme.

Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam - Nassau Coliseum
February 01, 2014 - Uniondale

The event will feature some of the most powerful monster trucks on the circuit. This four-wheeled extravaganza features heart-pounding racing and unbelievable freestyle driving. Monster trucks can fly up to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

Cinderella - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
February 01, 2014 - Bellmore

The most classic of all fairy tales springs to life in this fast-paced musical production. Featuring a professional cast and live music, all the ingredients that have made the story a perennial favorite are here -- ragged Cinderella, her cruel stepmother and selfish stepsisters, the ball, the handsome prince looking for a bride, the fairy godmother, the glass slipper, the search for the foot that fits it, and the happily-ever-after ending. This musical will delight the young and "young at heart."

Dan Nichols and Eighteen - Temple B'nai Torah
February 01, 2014 - Wantagh

In one of their ONLY New York appearances, Dan Nichols and Eighteen will rock the halls. as they bring their wide range of sounds and styles of their energetic Jewish rock music. Dan Nichols and Eighteen can be seen in the film "Road to Eden." To purchase concert tickets call 516-546-9177.

The History of American Rock and Roll - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
February 01, 2014 - Rockville Centre

JAY SIEGEL��S THE TOKENS The multi-talented Jay Siegel is best known for his soaring falsetto on the classic mega-hit, ��The Lion Sleeps Tonight.�� Born in Brighton Beach, New York, a lifelong friendship with Neil Sedaka began when both attended Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, where in 1955, Sedaka formed The Linc-Tones singing group. A year later, Siegel joined the Linc-Tones and the group name was changed to The Tokens. Siegel and Sedaka and fellow Tokens Cynthia Zolitan and Hank Medress then recorded ��While I Dream�� and ��I Love My Baby�� for Melba Records. As The Tokens, they performed together on their first television show, The Ted Steele Dance Time. In 1958 Sedaka left The Tokens to begin his amazing solo career. Siegel joined Warren Schwartz, Fred Kalkstein and Hank Medress to form Darrell and The Oxfords. Together they recorded the regional hit, ��Picture in My Wallet��. A reformed Tokens group emerged in 1961 with Mitch and Phil Margo joining Medress and Siegel. The group quickly attained prominence with the hit song, ��Tonight I Fell In Love.�� In October 1961, they recorded what has become one of the biggest hit songs of all time, ��The Lion Sleeps Tonight.�� That hit song celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011. One of the seminal songs of all times, it has enjoyed resurgence in multi-generational popularity thanks to its prominence in the long-running Broadway hit show, The Lion King. Other major hits for The Tokens include, ��He��s in Town��, ��I Hear Trumpets Blow�� and ��Portrait of My Love��. Jay Siegel and the Tokens have also produced many American pop classics, including The Chiffons, ��One Fine Day�� and ��He��s So Fine��, Randy and the Rainbows, ��Denise��, Tony Orlando and Dawn��s, ��Candida��, ��Knock Three Times��, and ��Tie a Yellow Ribbon��, as well as ��I Got Rhythm�� and ��See You in September�� by The Happenings. The Tokens were the first vocal group to produce a million-seller record for another. ��He��s So Fine,�� by the Chiffons. Another Tokens hit production by The Chiffons ��Sweet Talkin�� Guy�� was co-written by music executive Doug Morris, currently CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, whose history with The Tokens goes back to Morris�� days as a staff songwriter and promotion director for Laurie Records. The Tokens enjoyed success recording commercial jingles in the 1970s and 1980s for such products as Benson and Hedges cigarettes (��Silly Millimeter Longer��), Pan American Airlines (��Pan Am Makes the Going Great��), and Clairol hair products (��She Lets Her Hair Down��).Over the years, The Tokens have shared the stage with such greats as The Beatles, Chuck Berry, and Little Richard. THE CRYSTALS When Phil Spector discovered The Crystals, not one was yet out of high school. Their first recording, There��s No Other (Like My Baby) was also their first hit which catapulted them straight to the ��Apollo�� theatre. They continued their successful recordings with five more TOP TEN records: Uptown, He��s A Rebel, He��s Sure The Boy I Love, Da Doo Ron Ron, and Then He Kissed Me. Two of the TOP 50 most popular records in the Rock ��n Roll Hall of Fame belong to The Crystals. The group has scaled from five members to three. The Crystals now consist of Dee Dee Kenniebrew, who was there from the very first recording, Patricia Pritchett-Lewis and Melissa Antoinette Grant. Dee Dee started singing professionally at age 15 with The Crystals, honing her craft while working and watching acts like ��Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Dionne Warwick, The Commodores,�� and many others. Dee Dee went to school with Gregory Hines, Patty Duke, and Bernadette Peters among other stars. While the original girls left one by one in the sixties for various personal reasons and other pursuits, she has carried on The Crystals all the way into the new millennium. ��I hung in for the fans that have stuck with me through the years. Fans whom I promised that as long as they wanted to hear the songs, I would not stop singing them. I appreciate them so much. We��ve had over 40 years together now! I��ve managed to acquire a whole lot of new fans during the 70��s, 80��s and 90��s as well; and that��I just love! �� Patricia has been blessed with one of the finest gifts of live showmanship seen in a long time. The fact that she acts only enhances her ability. You might see her in an episode of ��Law and Order��, ��One Life To Live��, ��As the World Turns�� or ��Saturday Night Live.�� If you are a patron of the theater arts you might have seen her in ��Invisible Fences�� ( Staged Reading-Lark Theatre), ��Truth�� (Staged Screenplay- Inter-borough Repertory Theatre), ��Having Our Say��, (Martha��s Vineyard Playhouse), ��In The Upper Room��, (Symphony Space), ��Black Nativity��, ��Brown Women Who Fly��, Henry Street Settlement) or on the national tour with Theatre works U.S.A. The Crystals are blessed to have her. A truly faithful person, Patricia thanks God for her gifts, her husband, her family, her friends and fans for their unwavering love and support. Melissa joined The Crystals in 2002. Affectionately known as the ��baby�� of the group, she is not new to the entertainment industry. Before joining the legendary Crystals, Melissa toured internationally throughout the countries of Germany, France, Switzerland, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay singing Gospel R&B and Jazz. She has been featured as a soloist for the prestigious Duke Ellington and Princeton Orchestras. Melissa was also cast by the Billie Holliday Theatre for the musical ��Raisin Hell�� created by Motown legend Smokey Robinson and William ��Mickey�� Stevenson. Melissa holds a B.F.A. in music from the City College of New York. Melissa is a real showman and a powerhouse! THE COASTERS The Coasters are an American rhythm and blues/rock and roll vocal group that had a string of hits in the late 1950s. Beginning with ��Searchin���� and ��Young Blood,�� their most memorable songs were written by the songwriting and producing team of Leiber and Stoller.[1] Although the Coasters originated outside of mainstream doo wop, their records were so frequently imitated that they became an important part of the doo wop legacy through the 1960s. The Coasters are a doo-wop group that started in October 1955. The original members of the Coasters were Carl Gardner, Billy Guy, Bobby Nunn, Leon Hughes (who was replaced by Young Jessie on a couple of their early Los Angeles recordings), and guitarist Adolph Jacobs. Jacobs left the group in 1959.[2] The Coasters�� were formed out of the group The Robins, a Los Angeles based rhythm and blues group, which included Carl Gardner and Bobby Nunn. The songwriting team Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller had started Spark Records, and in 1955 produced ��Smokey Joe��s Cafe�� for the Robins[1] (their 5th single with Leiber-Stoller). The record was popular enough that Atlantic Records offered Leiber and Stoller an independent production contract to produce the Robins for the Atlantic label. Only two of the Robins��Gardner and Nunn��were willing to make the move to Atlantic, recording their first songs in the same studio as the Robins had done (Master Recorders). In late 1957 the group moved to New York and replaced Nunn and Hughes with Cornell Gunter and Will ��Dub�� Jones. The new quartet was from then on stationed in New York (although all had Los Angeles roots). The Coasters�� association with Leiber and Stoller was an immediate success. Together they created a string of good-humored ��storytelling�� hits that are some of the most entertaining from the original era of rock and roll.[1] Their first single, ��Down in Mexico,�� was an R&B hit in 1956 and appears (in a re-recording from 1970��still with Gardner singing the lead) on the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino��s Death Proof. The following year, The Coasters crossed over to the national charts in a big way with the double-sided ��Young Blood��/��Searchin��.�� ��Searchin���� was the group��s first U.S. Top 10 hit, and topped the R&B charts for 13 weeks, becoming the biggest R&B single of 1957 (all these were recorded in Los Angeles). ��Yakety Yak�� (recorded in New York), featuring King Curtis on tenor saxophone, included the famous lineup of Gardner, Guy, Jones, and Gunter, became the act��s only national #1 single, and also topped the R&B chart. The next single, ��Charlie Brown,�� reached #2 on both charts. This was followed by ��Along Came Jones,�� ��Poison Ivy�� (#1 for a month on the R&B chart), and ��Little Egypt (Ying-Yang).�� Today, The Coasters consist of: J.W. Lance �C lead vocals, previously tenor vocals (2001�Cpresent) Primotivo Candelara �C baritone vocals (2008�Cpresent) Eddie Whitfield �C bass vocals (2009�Cpresent) Dennis Anderson �C tenor vocals (2011�Cpresent)

Curiosity Concerts: Windsync - Greenwich Library
February 01, 2014 - Greenwich

Curiosity Concerts is a series of classical music concerts for families with children ages 5-8 years old and their interested siblings. This inspiring, interactive concert will feature flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn. Presented by the Ashforth Children's Concert Series at Greenwich Library's Cole Auditorium.

A Family Dance Party with Josh and the Jamtones - Symphony Space
February 01, 2014 - Upper West Side

Josh and the Jamtones are a Boston-based interactive dance party kids band. Their sound is a musical mash-up of artists such as Bob Marley, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Jack Johnson, seamlessly blended into a Muppet-like musical cocktail. Kids and parents alike can expect loads of fun, rock 'n' roll with a ska beat, and the energy level of a runaway locomotive.

Spotlight: Broadway! - The Klein Memorial Auditorium
February 01, 2014 - Bridgeport

The Fairfield County Children's Choir presents its 19th annual Broadway themed concert. Many of Connecticut's best student soloists will step into the spotlight when the FCCC raises the curtain on a selection of Broadway showstoppers. The group of 300 young singers will present favorites from the hit musicals the Lion King, Godspell, the Sound of Music and the Secret Garden. The FCCC orchestra will join the children on stage. Jon Noyes, Lisa Bettke, Kevin Cotellese, and Ashley Zadravecz will conduct. In addition to the concert, a gala silent auction to benefit the choir will be conducted at the Klein before the concert and during intermission.

'Pirate Pete's Parrot' - The Secret Theatre
February 01, 2014 - 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.

Elf on the Shelf Birthday Version Storytime - Barnes and Noble-Utopia Center
February 01, 2014 - Fresh Meadows

Don't miss this super special shindig. Kids are invited to celebrate a new tradition! In Santa's Christmas village, the elves have their own special way of celebrating birthdays�a tradition that goes back thousands of years. Now, at the request of children around the world, Santa has given special permission for his scout elves to share that tradition with the families who love them. But an elf cannot come to a birthday party unless it is invited. Featuring a visit from the Elf, stories, activities and more!

Puppet Ministry Program - Peace Mission Church
February 01, 2014 - Jamaica

Enjoy this "interactive" puppet presentation for the whole family. When Samson fell for Delilah, a woman from the Valley of Sorek, it marked the beginning of his downfall and eventual demise. Samson was judge over Israel at the time and had been taking out great vengeance on the Philistines—but that's another story. Puppets will perform the powerful Bible story of "Samson and Delilah (including sound effects) and more. Snack provided. For more information call Rev. Vivian Garrett.

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Annual Dance Concert and Pow-Wow - Theater for the New City
February 01, 2014 - East Village

Dances, stories and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Southwest and Great Plains regions. A Pow-Wow is more than just a spectator event: it is a joyous reunion for native peoples nationwide and an opportunity for the non-Indian community to voyage into the philosophy and beauty of Native culture. Traditionally a gathering and sharing of events, Pow-Wows have come to include spectacular dance competitions, exhibitions, and enjoyment of traditional foods. Highlights will include Storytelling by Matoka Eagle (Santo Domingo, Tewa), a Hoop Dance by Marie Ponce (Cherokee), a Buffalo Dance (from the Hopi people), a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance (from the Northern Plains people), a Stomp Dance (from the Southeastern tribes), and a Shawl Dance (from the Oklahoma tribes). In the final section of the program, the audience will be invited to join in the Round Dance, a friendship dance.

Mario the Magician - Memorial Hall at Grace Church
February 01, 2014 - Nyack

Nursery School of the Nyacks welcomes Mario the Magician for an uplifting, inventive, and highly interactive magical performance. Mario is an artist and inventor who creates his own props. His hip, retro looks and physical comedy style are reminiscent of his heroes, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, but he puts a thoroughly modern spin on everything he does. For more info about Mario, visit: www.mariothemagician.com. All proceeds to benefit Nursery School of the Nyacks.

Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam - Nassau Coliseum
February 02, 2014 - Uniondale

The event will feature some of the most powerful monster trucks on the circuit. This four-wheeled extravaganza features heart-pounding racing and unbelievable freestyle driving. Monster trucks can fly up to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

Cinderella - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
February 02, 2014 - Bellmore

The most classic of all fairy tales springs to life in this fast-paced musical production. Featuring a professional cast and live music, all the ingredients that have made the story a perennial favorite are here -- ragged Cinderella, her cruel stepmother and selfish stepsisters, the ball, the handsome prince looking for a bride, the fairy godmother, the glass slipper, the search for the foot that fits it, and the happily-ever-after ending. This musical will delight the young and "young at heart."

Wave Hill Family Concert: Sonic Escape - Wave Hill
February 02, 2014 - Bronx

Sonic Escape presents "The Music Makers," a new, engaging, theatrical experience for families. This flute-violin-cello trio interacts with the audience using music, storytelling, and movement to convey the history of North America. Featured are classical, American folk, and original musical works that showcase the ensemble's instrumentation. One hour, no intermission. Buy tickets online, onsite at the Perkins Visitor Center, or by calling 718-439-3200 x251.

Jumpin' Juniper - Brooklyn Arts Exchange
February 02, 2014 - Park Slope

Jumpin' Juniper brings her exhilarating energy to an interactive hour of story, song, film, or dance for family audiences. This week she hosts the kindie rock outfit Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
February 02, 2014 - Hicksville

"Sirena, The Little Mermaid: It's A Whole New World!" An original musical marionette puppet show with a surprise ending! After the show, the kids and parents get to rock out on the dance floor!

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
February 02, 2014 - Hicksville

"Sirena, The Little Mermaid: It's A Whole New World!" An original musical marionette puppet show with a surprise ending! After the show, the kids and parents get to rock out on the dance floor!

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
February 02, 2014 - Hicksville

"Sirena, The Little Mermaid: It's A Whole New World!" An original musical marionette puppet show with a surprise ending! After the show, the kids and parents get to rock out on the dance floor!

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
February 02, 2014 - Hicksville

"Sirena, The Little Mermaid: It's A Whole New World!" An original musical marionette puppet show with a surprise ending! After the show, the kids and parents get to rock out on the dance floor!

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Annual Dance Concert and Pow-Wow - Theater for the New City
February 02, 2014 - East Village

Dances, stories and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Southwest and Great Plains regions. A Pow-Wow is more than just a spectator event: it is a joyous reunion for native peoples nationwide and an opportunity for the non-Indian community to voyage into the philosophy and beauty of Native culture. Traditionally a gathering and sharing of events, Pow-Wows have come to include spectacular dance competitions, exhibitions, and enjoyment of traditional foods. Highlights will include Storytelling by Matoka Eagle (Santo Domingo, Tewa), a Hoop Dance by Marie Ponce (Cherokee), a Buffalo Dance (from the Hopi people), a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance (from the Northern Plains people), a Stomp Dance (from the Southeastern tribes), and a Shawl Dance (from the Oklahoma tribes). In the final section of the program, the audience will be invited to join in the Round Dance, a friendship dance.

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
February 03, 2014 - Hicksville

"Sirena, The Little Mermaid: It's A Whole New World!" An original musical marionette puppet show with a surprise ending! After the show, the kids and parents get to rock out on the dance floor!

Stomp, Clap, and Sing with Conroy Warren - Brooklyn Public Library, Central branch
February 04, 2014 - Prospect Heights

Kids will love this interactive program with singing, dancing, and plenty of percussion!

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
February 04, 2014 - Hicksville

"Sirena, The Little Mermaid: It's A Whole New World!" An original musical marionette puppet show with a surprise ending! After the show, the kids and parents get to rock out on the dance floor!

The Gin Game - Luncheon Theatre - Westbury Manor
February 05, 2014 - Westbury

In this warm and touching Pulitzer prize play, Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self-righteous lady, discover the both dislike the "home" and enjoy gin rummy so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives.

MONTHLY JAZZ JAM - Flushing Town Hall
February 05, 2014 - Flushing

Open to professional jazz musicians, graduate students studying jazz, and music educators. Meet new contacts, hone your chops and jam each month with your peers. Open to the general public, first Wednesday each month.

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
February 05, 2014 - Hicksville

"Sirena, The Little Mermaid: It's A Whole New World!" An original musical marionette puppet show with a surprise ending! After the show, the kids and parents get to rock out on the dance floor!

Masters of Illusion Live: Believe the Impossible - Stamford's PalaceTheatre
February 06, 2014 - Stamford

Audience members will marvel at the huge production values and will be drawn in by the immediacy of a live performance. The show will feature escapologists, comedy, magic, quick change artists, sleight of hand and the premiere of the Flying Piano, an illusion never see live before.

'Cabaret' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
February 07, 2014 - Irvington

Presented by the Clocktower Players Teen Troupe. Willkommen to the tantalizing world of The Kit Kat Klub, in 1930s Berlin. Through the eyes of young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, the beguiling nightclub singer, Sally Bowles, Fraulein Schneider and her elderly Jewish suitor Herr Schultz, and the people of Berlin, this groundbreaking musical uniquely explores an era in which history was truly being made. Under the sway of its lasciviously charming Emcee, the decadence of the nightclub becomes a shattered mirror reflecting a society spiraling toward disaster with the rise of Hitler's Nazis. The fabulous Kander & Ebb score features notable musical numbers including, "Willkommen," "Cabaret," "Don't Tell Mama," "Two Ladies," and "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" - a folk melody that turns into a rousing march, a promise, and a threat scarier than the show's looming swastikas. One of the defining musicals of all time, this Tony Award-winner broke new ground in theater, intertwining social history with dazzling entertainment in new and dangerous ways. Thought-provoking and mesmerizing, this production is a must-see. Mature content. Book by Joe Masteroff. Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb. Director Cagle McDonald; Music Director: George Croom; Choreographer: Josue Jasmin; Production Design David Lovett.

Tilles Center Presents Kristin Chenoweth - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
February 07, 2014 - Greenvale

Emmy and Tony award winning star of film, television, and stage Kristin Chenoweth will perform an array of her most memorable songs and Broadway show tunes, including music from Wicked, Promises Promises, Glee, and songs from her new album, Some Lessons Learned.

Masters of Illusion Live! - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
February 07, 2014 - Westbury

Masters of Illusion Live! is the touring magic show based on the award winning television show. Seen nationwide and internationally, the live show will feature over a half dozen renowned performers - from daring escapologists, eye-popping illusionists and amazing quick-change artists to exotic wild animals and beautiful dancers.

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
February 07, 2014 - Hicksville

"Sirena, The Little Mermaid: It's A Whole New World!" An original musical marionette puppet show with a surprise ending! After the show, the kids and parents get to rock out on the dance floor!

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
February 07, 2014 - Hicksville

"Sirena, The Little Mermaid: It's A Whole New World!" An original musical marionette puppet show with a surprise ending! After the show, the kids and parents get to rock out on the dance floor!

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
February 07, 2014 - Hicksville

"Sirena, The Little Mermaid: It's A Whole New World!" An original musical marionette puppet show with a surprise ending! After the show, the kids and parents get to rock out on the dance floor!

Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds - The New Victory Theater
February 07, 2014 - Times Square Theater District

Mama says, "breathe easy," but Ziggy's afraid to leave the house. He's too busy worrying about tropical storms, evil spirits and steering clear of that sneaky, hair-snatching Duppy! With the help of Dr. Bird and his feathered friends, Ziggy's reminded in soothing six-part harmony that "every little thing gonna be all right." A jammin' musical featuring the timeless music and lyrics of Bob Marley and based on the children's book by his daughter Cedella, Bob Marley's Three Little Birds shares the legendary reggae artist's message of peace and love with a new generation of songbirds.

Free Dental Day - Steinway Family Dental Center L.L.P
February 07, 2014 - Astoria

Any procedure that can be done in one day includes free cleaning, exams and x rays. By appointment only.

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Annual Dance Concert and Pow-Wow - Theater for the New City
February 07, 2014 - East Village

Dances, stories and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Southwest and Great Plains regions. A Pow-Wow is more than just a spectator event: it is a joyous reunion for native peoples nationwide and an opportunity for the non-Indian community to voyage into the philosophy and beauty of Native culture. Traditionally a gathering and sharing of events, Pow-Wows have come to include spectacular dance competitions, exhibitions, and enjoyment of traditional foods. Highlights will include Storytelling by Matoka Eagle (Santo Domingo, Tewa), a Hoop Dance by Marie Ponce (Cherokee), a Buffalo Dance (from the Hopi people), a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance (from the Northern Plains people), a Stomp Dance (from the Southeastern tribes), and a Shawl Dance (from the Oklahoma tribes). In the final section of the program, the audience will be invited to join in the Round Dance, a friendship dance.

Joshua Redman Quartet - Jazz at Lincoln Center: The Allen Room
February 07, 2014 - Columbus Circle

Joshua Redman is one of the most individual voices of his generation. Redman, a thematic improviser par excellence, showcases his extraordinary tone and penchant for creating elegant melodies within challenging structures and infusing them with emotional content. Propelling the flow and detailing the nuances are his working quartet—pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson—each a long-standing partner.

Circo Comedia - Emelin Theatre
February 08, 2014 - Mamaroneck

Unpredictable thrills, side-splitting comedy, and daredevil stunts are the signature style of Circo Comedia, starring the fantastic duo of Jean Saucier and Patrick Cote from Montreal. With their distinctive flair for comedy, acrobatics, and daring, awe-inspiring feats, the duo will entertain with their wacky showmanship and dazzle with their frenzied magic and eccentricity. Bolstered by 20-year backgrounds in the circus world, including previous stints with Cirque du Soleil, these deliriously comical and irreverent showmen take circus clowning to a whole new level of fun for all. Ages 3 and older.

'Cabaret' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
February 08, 2014 - Irvington

Presented by the Clocktower Players Teen Troupe. Willkommen to the tantalizing world of The Kit Kat Klub, in 1930s Berlin. Through the eyes of young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, the beguiling nightclub singer, Sally Bowles, Fraulein Schneider and her elderly Jewish suitor Herr Schultz, and the people of Berlin, this groundbreaking musical uniquely explores an era in which history was truly being made. Under the sway of its lasciviously charming Emcee, the decadence of the nightclub becomes a shattered mirror reflecting a society spiraling toward disaster with the rise of Hitler's Nazis. The fabulous Kander & Ebb score features notable musical numbers including, "Willkommen," "Cabaret," "Don't Tell Mama," "Two Ladies," and "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" - a folk melody that turns into a rousing march, a promise, and a threat scarier than the show's looming swastikas. One of the defining musicals of all time, this Tony Award-winner broke new ground in theater, intertwining social history with dazzling entertainment in new and dangerous ways. Thought-provoking and mesmerizing, this production is a must-see. Mature content. Book by Joe Masteroff. Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb. Director Cagle McDonald; Music Director: George Croom; Choreographer: Josue Jasmin; Production Design David Lovett.

Tilles Center Presents Tchaikovsky's 'Sleeping Beauty' performed by The Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
February 08, 2014 - Greenvale

The youngest among the Russian state ballet theatres hails from Ufa, Nureyev's childhood home, and preserves the traditions of the St. Petersburg school which he exemplified.

American Influences: Ragtime, Light Opera and More - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
February 08, 2014 - Rockville Centre

Join in for an evening of American Influences, performed by the Madison Theatre�s Artist in Residence, Ittai Shapira and pianist and composer, John Novacek. The performers explore how international music influenced American music in a number of genres, and in turn, how American music influenced masters like Dvorak. Come hear John Novacek performing his own dazzling rags for violin and piano.

Thanks for the Joy-Ruthie Foster & Eric Bibb - Landmark on Main Street
February 08, 2014 - Port Washington

Longtime friends and collaborators, Ruthie Foster and Eric Bibb, join forces to celebrate a night of joyful roots music. Performing on their own and together, the tour title, Thanks for the Joy, is drawn from a song written by Eric and performed by Ruthie. Grammy nominee Ruthie Foster is one of the roots music world's brightest stars. Her latest CD Let It Burn debuted earlier this year on three Billboard charts (Blues, Heatseekers, Top 200) with the Los Angeles Times proclaiming, "to call Ruthie Foster a blues singer is to miss a big chunk of her allure as a vocal stylist, one who draws from a range of influences on her deep, soulful Let It Burn." On the album, Ruthie adds inventive interpretations to songs by Adele, Black Keys, Los Lobos, Johnny Cash and more. Ruthie was also among the most-honored artists at the 2012 Blues Music Awards with 3 nominations including 2 wins: for B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year (winner) and DVD of the Year for her Live At Antone's DVD (winner). She's appeared at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Monterey and North Sea Jazz Festivals and many more of the world's most prestigious events as well as being featured on national programs such as Austin City Limits, All Things Considered and NPR's Weekend Edition. Ruthie Foster is a powerful performer who always makes an emotional impact on her audiences. Eric Bibb is a Grammy nominee and 2012 Blues Music Award winner. As the godson of Paul Robeson, the nephew of John Lewis, and the son of Leon Bibb, Eric Bibb was raised in an environment where music was crucial. He brings that same intensity, along with what the Dayton Daily News calls "grace, elegance and gentleness," to the concert stage as a mature and increasingly popular performer. Touring prestigious venues and festivals round the world, a performance by Eric Bibb is an enriching experience, both musically and spiritually. His music, like his personality, is intimate, assured, and passionate.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr. - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
February 08, 2014 - Bellmore

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. The performance runs for one hour and is followed by a meet and greet with the cast.

Rain Play! - Brooklyn Public Library, Central branch
February 08, 2014 - Prospect Heights

Award winning illustrator and author Javaka Steptoe tells the story Rain Play!, his book of little ones playing games and having fun with joyous abandon on a rainy day. Accompanied by renowned tap dancer, Michela Marino–Lerman the two bring Rain Play! alive through the sound of words, dance and syncopation.

The Paper Bag Players 'Hiccup Help!' - Symphony Space
February 08, 2014 -

To celebrate their 55th year of performing, The Paper Bag Players have dug deep into their Bag of fan favorites for "Lost In the Mall," "That?s Good," and "A Perfect Picture." These classic numbers combine with a heaping helping of brand new material in ?The Paper Bag Players' Hiccup Help!? A funny, fast-paced, and thrilling show for children ages 3-8. Featuring an hour of funny stories, the show focuses on a child?s relationship with parents, grandparents, teachers, siblings and friends, and explores the joy, conflicts, adventures, and mis-adventures of these very special relationships. With zany characters, lively music, and eye-popping sets and props made out of paper bags and boxes, there will be lots of opportunities for the audience to be a part of the fun!

Princess Particular - The Little Secret Theatre
February 08, 2014 - Long Island City

Can you imagine what it's like to be a princess? Can you imagine what it's like to be a princess, but want to be something else? Princess Particular can! This new musical starring Cari McHugh as Princess Particular, as well as Mary Lauren, Kimberly Wilpon, Lee Goffin-Bonenfant, Miranda Kahn, and more! Directed by Lena Moy-Bergen.

PUPPET SHOW - Westport Library
February 08, 2014 - Westport

The library welcomes back Spring Valley Puppet Theater and Master Puppeteer Michael Graham for a production of two well-loved stories: "The Three Wishes," in which Henry and Gretchen must decide how to spend three wishes from a magical elf, and "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing," featuring a hungry wolf trying to outwit a savvy shepherd and make a meal of a (not so helpless) little lamb. A behind-the-scenes look at the puppet theater will follow the performances. Grades K and up.

Music for Youth: pianist Steven Lin - Pequot Library
February 08, 2014 - Southport

A victory at the 2012 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition is the latest in a growing list of awards for Steven Lin, an immediately engaging and imaginative young Taiwanese American pianist. A two-time winner of the Juilliard Pre-College Piano Competition, Steven made his debut with the New York Philharmonic in Avery Fisher Hall at the age of 13. Master classes for intermediate to advanced piano students will follow the concert. To sign up to play, call 203-938-3843. For more information, see musicforyouth.net.

Mozart & Schumann with the Stamford Symphony - Stamford Palace Theater
February 08, 2014 - Stamford

The performance features Eckehard Stier, as guest conductor and Caroline Stinson on the cello. All ticket holders are invited to arrive one hour early to hear Maestro Stier share secrets and stories behind the music. On Sunday kids come free (with accompanying adult). At 2pm on Sunday is MusiKids which is a free interactive educational experience for children 7-12.

Masters Agility Championship at Westminster - Pier 94
February 08, 2014 -

The Westminster Kennel Club adds to its incomparable legacy in the sport of dogs when it stages The First Masters Agility Championship at Westminster. Dogs and their handlers excitedly attack the obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, weave poles and more, in a timed competition. This family-friendly event brings non-purebred dogs to a Westminster event for the first time since the very earliest days of its show, competing at Excellent and Masters level.

Catch the finals live on FOX Sports Saturday, Feb. 8 from 7-9pm. Additional coverage of the events is also available via streaming video on the Westminster website.

Admission $20 for adults, plus taxes and fees; Free for children under 12; Tickets can be purchased at www.westminsterkennelclub.org and may also be purchased at the door.

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Pilgrims of the Night - The CSV Center Flamboyan Theatre
February 08, 2014 - Lower East Side

90 Square Arts, the arts collective made up of employees of Great Performances Caterers, is presenting the Third Annual benefit production for The Sylvia Center. Pilgrims of the Night, written by Len Jenkin, professor of play writing at NYU, is the tale of seven people trapped overnight in a ferry terminal during a storm. To pass the time, they tell each other stories, stories of love, betrayal, space aliens, zombies, mad scientists, carnival sideshows, there is a story that everyone can relate to. All net proceeds are donated to The Sylvia Center, a nonprofit that gives food and nutrition education to disadvantaged children in the New York City area.

American School Foundation of Monterrey Performance - Sony Plaza Atrium, Sony Wonder Technology Lab
February 08, 2014 - Upper East Side

Enjoy a live musical performance by students from the American School Foundation in Santa Catarina, Mexico, in the Sony Plaza Atrium. No reservation required.

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
February 08, 2014 - Hicksville

"Sirena, The Little Mermaid: It's A Whole New World!" An original musical marionette puppet show with a surprise ending! After the show, the kids and parents get to rock out on the dance floor!

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
February 08, 2014 - Hicksville

"Sirena, The Little Mermaid: It's A Whole New World!" An original musical marionette puppet show with a surprise ending! After the show, the kids and parents get to rock out on the dance floor!

Bob Marley?s Three Little Birds - The New Victory Theater
February 08, 2014 - Times Square Theater District

Mama says, "breathe easy," but Ziggy's afraid to leave the house. He's too busy worrying about tropical storms, evil spirits and steering clear of that sneaky, hair-snatching Duppy! With the help of Dr. Bird and his feathered friends, Ziggy's reminded in soothing six-part harmony that "every little thing gonna be all right." A jammin' musical featuring the timeless music and lyrics of Bob Marley and based on the children's book by his daughter Cedella, Bob Marley's Three Little Birds shares the legendary reggae artist's message of peace and love with a new generation of songbirds.

Give Your Voice:Honor Black History - American Museum of Natural History
February 08, 2014 - Upper West Side

The Young People's Chorus of New York City will premiere two original jazz works and new choral settings of existing jazz works by NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis with Mr. Marsalis and his sextet and special guest Darryl "DMC" in the LeFrak Theater of the American Museum of Natural History as part of an entire afternoon of Black History Month activities. The original pieces by Mr. Marsalis are "Dream on Robben," a tribute to Nelson Mandela, which captures the soul and passion of Africa and Mr. Mandela from a Western perspective, and "Melting Pot," in which YPC will be joined by Mr. Marsalis and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of Run-DMC in the very special call-and-response rap song including audience participation.

Give Your Voice:Honor Black History - American Museum of Natural History
February 08, 2014 - Upper West Side

The Young People's Chorus of New York City will premiere two original jazz works and new choral settings of existing jazz works by NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis with Mr. Marsalis and his sextet and special guest Darryl "DMC" in the LeFrak Theater of the American Museum of Natural History as part of an entire afternoon of Black History Month activities. The original pieces by Mr. Marsalis are "Dream on Robben," a tribute to Nelson Mandela, which captures the soul and passion of Africa and Mr. Mandela from a Western perspective, and "Melting Pot," in which YPC will be joined by Mr. Marsalis and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of Run-DMC in the very special call-and-response rap song including audience participation.

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Annual Dance Concert and Pow-Wow - Theater for the New City
February 08, 2014 - East Village

Dances, stories and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Southwest and Great Plains regions. A Pow-Wow is more than just a spectator event: it is a joyous reunion for native peoples nationwide and an opportunity for the non-Indian community to voyage into the philosophy and beauty of Native culture. Traditionally a gathering and sharing of events, Pow-Wows have come to include spectacular dance competitions, exhibitions, and enjoyment of traditional foods. Highlights will include Storytelling by Matoka Eagle (Santo Domingo, Tewa), a Hoop Dance by Marie Ponce (Cherokee), a Buffalo Dance (from the Hopi people), a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance (from the Northern Plains people), a Stomp Dance (from the Southeastern tribes), and a Shawl Dance (from the Oklahoma tribes). In the final section of the program, the audience will be invited to join in the Round Dance, a friendship dance.

Family Saturday: 'The Story of Babar' - French Institute Alliance Francaise
February 08, 2014 - Upper East Side

In 1940, a little girl plopped her favorite book in front of the brilliant French composer Francis Poulenc and commanded, "Play this!" Five years later, Poulenc published L'histoire de Babar: le petit elephant, a work for piano and narrator. Inspired by this story, The Story of Babar is a whimsical musical performance that begins with "Uncle" Francis composing the score with his niece. As they begin, the niece turns into Babar's cousin and future wife, Celeste, and so the beloved tale of the little elephant Babar comes to life. Included also is "Quatre chansons pour enfants," Poulenc's enchanting song cycle for children. A whimsical musical performance for all ages directed by Grethe Barrett Holby and choreographed by award-winning Jane Comfort!

Kidrockers featuring Caveman and The Pizza Underground - NYU Skirball Center
February 08, 2014 - Greenwich Village

Kids and their parents will be given the unique opportunity to experience an authentic, awesome and “of the moment” rock show in the comfort of a world class performing arts center in the heart of Greenwich Village as Kidrockers and the NYU Skirball Center team up to present a series of authentic rock shows for families. The series, which is part of the Big Red Chair series, kicks of with performances by one of New York's fastest rising bands, Caveman and the recently formed pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute band, The Pizza Underground (featuring Macaulay Culkin). Comedians Seth Herzog (“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”) and Craig Baldo (“Last Comic Standing”) host the event at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Before the show, participate in an educational music activity in the lobby, beginning at 10:30am. The event is welcome to all ages and recommended for ages 3-13. Adults must be accompanied by a kid.

Family Concert: Who is David Brubeck - Jazz at Lincoln Center: Rose Theatre
February 08, 2014 - Columbus Circle

When his sons (also professional musicians) were young, the late great pianist-composer Dave Brubeck used a variety of approaches to instruct them. Among these, he disguised himself as a mustached, absent-minded alter ego by the name of Professor Nooseknocker. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis brings forth two decades of experience in presenting interactive, amusing, family-friendly shows to introduce and illuminate Brubeck's extraordinary life to young and old alike, kicking off a festival celebrating Brubeck's incomparable contributions to jazz, culture, and more.

Pedro Pan - The Chain Theatre
Through February 09, 2014 - Long Island City

The TRUF presents a world-premiere of a new children's musical that explores the power of friendship, family and hope when you're a stranger in a new world. The year is 1962 and Pedro, a young boy from Cuba, is sent alone to the US by his parents to protect him from the growing dangers of Havana. Pedro Pan is a bilingual performance based on the real life events of Operación Pedro Pan where Pedro must learn to navigate being a 'lost boy' in a new world while holding on to the shadow of his former life. Book and Direction by Rebecca Aparicio Music and Lyrics by Stephen Anthony Elkins

Eight Strokes & the Moving Word - Chen Dance Center
Through February 13, 2014 - Chinatown

As part of its educational programming, Chen Dance Center presents Eight Strokes & the Moving Word, a one-hour performance with live narration, audience interaction, video, and excerpts of both traditional and contemporary dance performed by H.T. Chen & Dancers. The work takes its title from the eight basic strokes of calligraphy, an exquisite art that has been a source of inspiration over the years for choreographer H.T. Chen. Through the arts, the audiences also learn about China and its folklore.

"Titanic" - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through February 23, 2014 - Elmsford

Original "Titanic" Broadway cast member Drew McVety will again set sail in the Tony Award-winning musical, which begins performances at WBT on Jan. 16. The production, a new intimate adaptation of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's lushly scored musical about the doomed ocean liner, will run through February 23. Original cast member Don Stephenson, who portrayed Charles Clarke in the 1997 Broadway production of "Titanic," directs the new staging that uses a cast of 20 and projections to tell the epic story. Choreography is by Liza Gennaro ("Once Upon a Mattress," "The Most Happy Fella"). Ian Weinberger serves as musical director and conductor. Drew McVety will play Henry Etches; Kate Walbye plays Ida Strauss; with Adam Heller as J. Bruce Ismay; Donna English as Alice Beane; Phillip Hoffman as Edgar Beane; William Parry as Captain Smith; and Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt ("Rocky Horror Show," "Jesus Christ Superstar") as Thomas Andrews. Completing the cast are Will Boyajian, Jonathan Brody, Sarah Charles, Xander Chauncey, Ben Estus, Jeremy Ellison Gladstone, Elizabeth Hake, John Langley, Benjamin McHugh, Patricia Noonan, Christian Palmer, Noah Plomgren, Celeste Rose, and David Studwell. Set design by Patrick Rizzotti; special projections are by Howard Werner; sound design by Jon Hatton and Mark Zuckerman; lighting design by Andrew Gmoser; Derek Lockwood is the costume designer; and Gerard Kelly is the wig designer; Victor Lukas is the Production stage manager; and Lisa Tiso is the Producer. The musical has a Tony-winning score by Yeston ("Grand Hotel," "Nine") and a Tony-winning book by the late Stone ("The Will Rogers Follies," "1776"). "Titanic" won 1997 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical (Stone), Best Orchestrations (Tunick), Best Score (Yeston), and Best Scenic Design. As the original ad campaign for "Titanic" mused, the ship of dreams set sail from Southampton, England, on April 10, 1912, and in the spring of 1997, she finally arrived in New York. The massive production, with a large ensemble cast included Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Brian d'Arcy James, and Martin Moran. The musical opened to strong critical notices at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and later earned the Tony Awards for Best Book (Peter Stone), Best Score, Best Orchestrations (Jonathan Tunick), Best Scenic Design (Stewart Laing), and Best Musical.

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
Through March 02, 2014 - Hicksville

"Sirena, The Little Mermaid: It's A Whole New World!" is an original musical marionette puppet show with a surprise ending! After the show, the kids and parents get to rock out on the dance floor. The show runs through March 2.

'Tornado Alley' - Maritime Aquarium
Through April 03, 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. Through April 3, 2014.

Jazz For Kids - Jazz Standard
Through May 18, 2014 - Chelsea

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO), which includes about 35 talented musicians between the ages of 11 and 18, burns through jazz classics while listeners enjoys Blue Smoke's brunch menu (lunch menu, kids menu, and full bar are also available). Jazz Standard donates $1 from each kid's menu item sold to Spoons Across America. Sundays through May 18. Doors open at 1pm; show starts at 1:30pm.

'Bessie's Big Shot' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through June 29, 2014 - Upper West Side

It's a bird... it's a plane... no... it's Bessie the cow!

City Parks Foundation is proud to announce the launch of Bessie's Big Shot. Based on the famed PuppetMobile show of the same name.

Bessie's Big Shot follows Bessie the cow as she chases her dream of joining the circus. Can she lift more than Ziegfried, the strongest man in the world? Fly on a trapeze high above the crowd? Train Munson the Monkey? This variety show cheers Bessie on as she attempts the impossible and searches for her special talents.

Directed by Bruce Cannon, co-written by Douglas Strich, Alexander Bartenieff, and Bruce Cannon and making its Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre debut on Jan. 14, this version of Bessie's Big Shot features several new puppets as well as new and extended scenes.

Show Times & Reservations
Show times for Bessies's Big Shot, beginning January 14, 2014 are:
Tuesday through Friday at 10:30am and 12:00pm
Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm

Winter Recess schedule
February 18-21 at 11:00am and 1:00pm

Spring Recess schedule
April 15-18 at 11:00am and 1:00pm

The production will run through June 29, 2014.

**Note: Schedule subject to change, please check cityparksfoundation.org/arts for most current schedule.


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