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KIDS SHOWS IN BRONX WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 8

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Kids Shows in Bronx Check out these free and low-cost family and children's shows playing the week of September 8 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 September 8, 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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'Little Miss Muffet's Monster-Sitting Service' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
September 08, 2012 - Manhattan

City Parks Foundation premieres a whimsical new theater piece for the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre based on the beloved nursery rhyme "Little Miss Muffet." "Little Miss Muffet's Monster-Sitting Service" tells the story of Molly Muffet (the great-great-great-great granddaughter of the original Little Miss Muffet) and what happens when she ends up home alone while her parents leave for a high school reunion. Molly's grandfather is called in to babysit but gets stranded by a snowstorm in Alaska. As a last resort, he calls in an old family friend, Aloisius Albrecht Alviss Spider (Al for short), the original spider from the famed nursery rhyme. Molly and Al quickly become friends and hatch a plan to start a baby-sitting service for baby monsters while her parents are away. As the night progresses and baby monsters get dropped off, Molly and Al receive news that the storm of the century is heading their way. Molly, Al, and the babies bunker down for what promises to be a long night filled with music, song, dance, and numerous surprises.

Voca People - New World Stages
Through September 08, 2012 - Midtown West

Performed by eight snow-white, ruby-lipped aliens with perfect harmony, there are no musical instruments, only vocals in this show. Featuring over 70 well known songs that create vocal "fireworks" and will encourage audiences to clap, participate, and sing along.

Movies for Kids (and Their Families) - 'A Cat in Paris' - Jacob Burns Film Center
September 08, 2012 - Pleasantville

Dino is a cat who leads a double life. By day he's a lovely pet living with Zoe, the young daughter of a Paris detective. But at night Dino sneaks out the window to work with a slinky cat burglar with a big heart. A beautifully hand-drawn caper set in the shadowy alleyways of Paris, "A Cat in Paris" was created with young viewers in mind, but it?s smart and stylish enough that adults love it, too. Nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar. In English. Rated PG. 2011; 70 min.

James Lewis Sings The Blues - Flushing Library
September 08, 2012 - Flushing

Families can enjoy a performance by James Lewis, lead vocalist for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. At this concert, he will perform songs from his Tribute album, which is a collection of covers from some favorite blues singers who have inspired him.

MOVE & GROOVE WITH AMY - Westport Library
September 08, 2012 - Westport

The program has upbeat songs, silly puppets, and foot-stomping rhythms.

The Broadway Boys - Quick Center for the Arts
September 08, 2012 - Fairfield

The Boys add elements of pop, funk, Gospel, jazz, and folk to show tunes and classic pop songs.

Free Music Funhouse - Roulette
September 08, 2012 - Boerum Hill

Wacky sounds, Frankenstein instruments, video drones, and some great musicians demonstrate how to use everyday items to annoy your parents. Lots of interactive noisemaking between musicians and audience.

Two Tenors & A Lady – Broadway Meets Opera - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
September 08, 2012 - Dix Hills

The music of Pavarotti, Bocelli, Mario Lanza and Tom Jones as performed by virtuoso tenors Macchio and Scaccio, and the soprano Simona Rodano.

Moey's Music Party Back to School Circle Line Cruise Concert - The Circle Line Cruise
September 08, 2012 - New York Harbor

Ahoy, rock stars! Join mommy rocker Moey and her band for a back to school cruise aboard the Circle Line. Enjoy 75 minutes of fun as you sail from 42nd Street to the Statue of Liberty and back. In addition to rocking out to the ABC's and 1, 2, 3s with Moey's Music Party, there's also story telling hosted by Books of Wonder, a juggler, a balloon artist, prizes, giveaways, and more. Boat boards at 9:30am, sails at 10am, and returns at 11:15am.

'Little Miss Muffet's Monster-Sitting Service' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
September 09, 2012 - Manhattan

City Parks Foundation premieres a whimsical new theater piece for the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre based on the beloved nursery rhyme "Little Miss Muffet." "Little Miss Muffet's Monster-Sitting Service" tells the story of Molly Muffet (the great-great-great-great granddaughter of the original Little Miss Muffet) and what happens when she ends up home alone while her parents leave for a high school reunion. Molly's grandfather is called in to babysit but gets stranded by a snowstorm in Alaska. As a last resort, he calls in an old family friend, Aloisius Albrecht Alviss Spider (Al for short), the original spider from the famed nursery rhyme. Molly and Al quickly become friends and hatch a plan to start a baby-sitting service for baby monsters while her parents are away. As the night progresses and baby monsters get dropped off, Molly and Al receive news that the storm of the century is heading their way. Molly, Al, and the babies bunker down for what promises to be a long night filled with music, song, dance, and numerous surprises.

Avenue ZOO - Bronx Zoo
Through September 09, 2012 - Bronx

Running each weekend during Animal Tales Extravaganza and beyond, Avenue ZOO - featuring a guest appearance by Kate Monster, the beloved puppet star of the Tony Award-winning musical "AVENUE Q" - will take place on the zoo's Asia Plaza Stage. Avenue ZOO highlights the importance of wildlife conservation in a fun, entertaining way. It is a musical tale in which Kate Monster meets exotic animals and discovers that though they may seem strange and different, they are not so scary after all. Avenue ZOO performances will be at 12:30pm and 2:30pm each weekend day through Sunday, Sept. 9. Highlights of this season's main stage entertainment include: Marvel's Avengers: Heroes Saving the Earth featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and HULK; Nickelodeon's Dora and Diego: We Did It!; Sportacus from Sprout's Lazytown; Disney's Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve; Ferdinand the Bull; Barney Sing-Along; Super Sprowtz; and Spider-Man.

Family Day at LIC Bar - LIC Bar
September 09, 2012 - Long Island City

Enjoy live family music performed in a beautiful outdoor garden. The Rockdoves play cool music for kids made with parents in mind and offer offer an exciting, interactive live performance that delights audiences with its blend of education, comedy, and storytelling.

Reduced Shakespeare Company: Complete History of America (Abridged) Special Election Edition - Westchester Community College Academic Arts Theatre
September 09, 2012 - Valhalla

Hip and hilarious, this troupe cheerfully runs riot over the upcoming national election. During a hysterical, manic, and 90-minute romp, the performers mine dozens of landmark events and trends for comic political gold. The trio's nimble tongues, rubber-limbed pratfalls and obvious street-performer smarts make this a merry, nose-tweaking outing.

Camerata Chamber Players - Westchester Community College Academic Arts Theatre
September 09, 2012 - Valhalla

Musical masterpieces including concertos, orchestral suites, and string symphonies by JS Bach, GF Handel, Henry Purcell, Carl Stamitz, and Antonio Vivaldi will be performed.

Strange But Surf Concert - Floral Park Public Library
September 09, 2012 - Floral Park

The cry goes out "surf's up" and surfers race into the sea. You'll feel like you're among them when the Strange But Surf Band performs at the library. Enjoy surf rock sounds with 60's, 70's and 80's rock, blues, and oldies tunes as the talented Strange But Surf Band makes this gig a true event.

Movies for Kids (and Their Families) - 'A Cat in Paris' - Jacob Burns Film Center
September 09, 2012 - Pleasantville

Dino is a cat who leads a double life. By day he's a lovely pet living with Zoe, the young daughter of a Paris detective. But at night Dino sneaks out the window to work with a slinky cat burglar with a big heart. A beautifully hand-drawn caper set in the shadowy alleyways of Paris, "A Cat in Paris" was created with young viewers in mind, but it?s smart and stylish enough that adults love it, too. Nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar. In English. Rated PG. 2011; 70 min.

Back To Skool Show - LIC Bar
September 09, 2012 - Long Island City

An afternoon of music for the whole family featuring Erin Lee and The Up Past Bedtime Band, The Rockdoves and more. Plus muic for grownups by Richard Julian from 5pm to 7pm.

Hip Tot Music Fest: Audra Rox - Littlefield
September 09, 2012 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn's own Audra Rox's appears at this monthly gathering, which brings live music to the young rocker set. Expect a very fun, hi-NRG show.

Hands Across the Sand - Coney Island Beach
September 09, 2012 - Brooklyn

Carter Van Pelt from WKCR has prepared a killer lineup of talented selectors this year. and we're excited to see some legends of Reggae music come out to jam. It's an all-ages dance party with great selectors (DJs) and live acts.

Thimble Island Saxophone Quartet - Westport Library
September 09, 2012 - Westport

Enjoy an afternoon of music from Baroque to contemporary, including jazz, Broadway, chamber music and vocal traditions.

Ella Fitzgerald and Lionel Hampton Tribute - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
September 09, 2012 - Dix Hills

Cat da Silva and Bryan Carrott perform the music of the Queen of Jazz and renowned jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist and bandleader Lionel Hampton.

Classical Piano Concert - Flushing Library
September 10, 2012 - Flushing

Families can enjoy an evening of music by Japanese native, Kanako Koyama. At this concert, she will perform selections by Johan Sebastian Bach, Franz Liszt, and some American music.

9/11 Commemoration - St. Patrick's Cathedral
September 11, 2012 - New York

The Young People's Chorus of New York City, conducted by its artistic director and founder Francisco J. Nunez, returns to St. Patrick's Cathedral for its annual concert to commemorate the many lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Hosted by the Reverend Robert T. Ritchie, the concert also features the Cathedral Choir of St. Patrick conducted by Dr. Jennifer Pascual.

Autumn Passion Performance - Flushing Library
September 13, 2012 - Flushing

This event will showcase the talents of seniors from the Chinese Community Center of Flushing. Their performance will be rooted in traditional Chinese ways and will include martial arts, traditional instruments, and dances from Chinese minority groups.

Bronxville Free Summer Concerts - Leonard Morange Park (West Side)
September 14, 2012 - Bronxville

A free outdoor concert by Ali Isabella, a Bronxville teenager whose single, "New York City Country Girl," hit No. 15 on the Billboard Hot Singles Sales chart. Food will be available for purchase from local Bronxville eateries. Sponsored by Joseph F. Manzi, DDS, and Value Drugs Bronxville.

The 29th Annual Jeffrey Weiss Memorial Chamber Concert: Young America: Sounds of the Gilded Age Featuring Music from Copland House - Lyndhurst
September 14, 2012 - Tarrytown

Music from Copland House is the acclaimed touring, resident ensemble at Aaron Copland's National Historic Landmark home in Cortlandt Manor, a unique creative center for American music (coplandhouse.org). MCH concerts feature the ensemble's much-admired Founding Artists - clarinetist/composer Derek Bermel, pianist Michael Boriskin, flutist Paul Lustig Dunkel, violinist Nicholas Kitchen, and cellist Wilhelmina Smith - and an array of stellar guest performers. The concert will be performed in the mansion's Reception Room using the historic piano. A meet-the-artists reception will follow. Space is limited. For tickets email [email protected]

'Little Miss Muffet's Monster-Sitting Service' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
September 15, 2012 - Manhattan

City Parks Foundation premieres a whimsical new theater piece for the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre based on the beloved nursery rhyme "Little Miss Muffet." "Little Miss Muffet's Monster-Sitting Service" tells the story of Molly Muffet (the great-great-great-great granddaughter of the original Little Miss Muffet) and what happens when she ends up home alone while her parents leave for a high school reunion. Molly's grandfather is called in to babysit but gets stranded by a snowstorm in Alaska. As a last resort, he calls in an old family friend, Aloisius Albrecht Alviss Spider (Al for short), the original spider from the famed nursery rhyme. Molly and Al quickly become friends and hatch a plan to start a baby-sitting service for baby monsters while her parents are away. As the night progresses and baby monsters get dropped off, Molly and Al receive news that the storm of the century is heading their way. Molly, Al, and the babies bunker down for what promises to be a long night filled with music, song, dance, and numerous surprises.

The National Players perform 'George Orwell's Animal Farm' - Westchester Community College Academic Arts Theater
September 15, 2012 - Valhalla

Revolution has broken out on Manor Farm - the animals have claimed their independence! Humans are banished and the new "Animal Farm" will be a beautiful egalitarian paradise. Pigs, horses, goats, donkeys, and dogs - all are now equal, but can they build their new utopia? Can they resist the corruption that led to the humans' downfall? The National Players' production of George Orwell's chilling and provocative novel is a cautionary tale that remains relevant today.

Movies for Kids (and Their Families) - 'A Cat in Paris' - Jacob Burns Film Center
September 15, 2012 - Pleasantville

Dino is a cat who leads a double life. By day he's a lovely pet living with Zoe, the young daughter of a Paris detective. But at night Dino sneaks out the window to work with a slinky cat burglar with a big heart. A beautifully hand-drawn caper set in the shadowy alleyways of Paris, "A Cat in Paris" was created with young viewers in mind, but it?s smart and stylish enough that adults love it, too. Nominated for the Best Animated Feature Oscar. In English. Rated PG. 2011; 70 min.

Klezmer Band - Nassau County Museum of Art
September 15, 2012 - Roslyn Harbor

The North Shore's very own Klezmer ensemble presents an exciting concert of the spirited music of traditional Eastern European Jewish weddings and celebrations. An excellent show for parents and children.

Music in the Garden Series: Locating the Sacred Performance - Queens Botanical Garden
September 15, 2012 - Flushing

As part of the City-Wide Locating the Sacred festival, families can enjoy performances by traditional artists from Asia and Africa presenting authentic and inspiring music and dance grounded in spiritual journeys and beliefs. This concert features performances by Desai Mala, traditional Odissi Dance of India, Alhaji Pappa Susso, African Kora (21-stringed harp-lute),Doo-Yi Park, traditional Korean Kayageum (zither), and Hussain Ikhlaq, classical music of North India (sitar).

Spectacular 7th Annual Seaside Car Show - Town Park - Point Look Out
September 15, 2012 - Point Look Out

Whether you want to spend a great day admiring beautiful collector cars and listening to music or enter your very own classic, the Seaside Car Show is the place to be. Call 812-3496 for collector car registration information. Live Band, awards, free parking, no spectator fee, snacks available for purchase.

'Treasure Island' - Theatre Three
September 15, 2012 - Port Jefferson

In this musical, buried treasure and danger abound as young Jim Hawkins sets sail in search of fortune, little knowing he has boarded a pirate ship with Long John Silver.

Moey's Princess Ball - Bloomingdale's
September 15, 2012 - Upper East Side

Calling all Princesses! Dress up in your sparkly finest and rock out with mommy rocker Moey at Moey's Princess Ball to celebrate back to school and the release of "Princess Revolution!", Moey's Music Party's new CD. Moey's Princess at Ball at Bloomingdales will feature a "Princess Rock Star" concert by Moey's Music Party, face painting with Face Art by Melissa, balloon creations by the Ballooniac, and princess presents for all the kids. The most enthusiastic dancing princess in the crowd will win a free Princess Revolution! CD.

Gustafer Yellowgold with Strings Attached - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
September 15, 2012 - Greenwich Village

Gustafer Yellowgold, the brainchild of songwriter-performer-illustrator Morgan Taylor, is an international phenomenon, beloved by kids and parents alike. He comes to NYU's Skirball Center in this multi-media performance featuring Taylor and a full band, animated illustrations and storytelling. Gustafer Yellowgold is a friendly creature who came to Earth from the sun and is living out an explorer's life in a slightly psychedelic version of the Minnesota woods. In addition to headlining prestigious arts institutions, children's museums, theaters, and clubs, the live show has been the wild-card opening act for Wilco and The Polyphonic Spree. Gustafer is perhaps best known from a string of best-selling, critically acclaimed DVD/CD sets, including Gustafer Yellowgold's Year In The Day (2012). The adult-friendliness of Gustafer Yellowgold is due in part to Taylor's long and varied musical career, in which he has shared bills with Bob Dylan, The Breeders, Natalie Merchant, Matthew Sweet and Guided By Voices, among many others.

Musical: "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown" - Columbus Park
September 15, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Stop by to see the The Westchester Sandbox Theatre's Free presentation of the classic musical "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown." The whole family will laugh along with Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder, Snoopy, and good ol' Charlie Brown! Raindate is Sunday, Sept 16 at 3pm.

'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through September 30, 2012 - Times Square

Off Broadway Family Theatre presents an adaptation of C.S. Lewis' beloved tale from his Chronicles of Narnia series. In this creative adaptation, two actors play eight characters, both human and animal. Travel to Narnia through the old wardrobe with the four Pevensie children, and get swept into their journey to stand with the great lion Aslan against the evil White Witch. She has placed the land of Narnia under enchantment and now it is always winter, but never Christmas. Audiences will be drawn into the theater's "magic circle," where children and animals, fauns and mythical creatures come to life in this enchanting tale.

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in 'Family Matters, the Musical' - Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this open-ended Off-Broadway musical features everyone's favorite bear family in a live show, plus a free post-show dance party, face painting, and photos with the Berenstain Bears.

Disney Theatrical Productions Presents 'Newsies The Musical' on Broadway - Nederlander Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, this movie-turned-musical is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what's right. "Newsies" is inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst, and other powerful newspaper publishers. The stage version introduces several brand-new songs by the original team while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," "King of New York," and "Santa Fe."

Vital Theatre Company Presents: 'Pinkalicious, The Musical' - 45 Bleecker
Through December 31, 2012 - West Village

Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes, despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of her predicament.

Tunes with Tina - Bar on Fifth at Setai Fifth Avenue
Through January 06, 2013 - Midtown East

Singer/jazz pianist Tina deVaron will take center stage at this interactive weekend brunch where kids and parents are invited to sing along and request songs while enjoying a prix-fixe menu. September's theme is "Back to Broadway," October's theme is "Let's See Your Costume", November's theme is "Move with the Movies," and December's theme is "Here Come the Holidays."

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