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Kids Theater in Bronx Week of February 11

February 11, 2013   |    

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Theater for Kids in Bronx Check out these free and low-cost family and children's theater performances playing the week of February 11 in Bronx. See if your favorite play or musical will be in town and get all the details on the performance, or just browse the theater listings to find a fun new show that your family can go see together. In the warmer months, 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 11, you'll find plenty of entertainment in the theaters. 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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Open House - Rockland Country Day School
February 15, 2013 - Congers

Rockland Country Day School cordially invites you to attend an Open House for prospective students and their families on Friday, February 15, from 10 AM- 11:30 AM. Come tour our 20 -acre campus, visit our classrooms and meet our teachers.

Tiny Tots - Hempstead Library
February 11, 2013 - Hempstead

This program is for children from 18 months to 30 months with a caregiver. Finger-plays, songs, and stories will provide fun for all.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
February 11, 2013 - Wilton

Independent listeners ages 4-6 years come for stories, short films, songs and crafts. No registration necessary.

Westport Arts Center presents TOY DESIGN COMPETITION - Westport Arts Center
Through February 11, 2013 - Westport

Inspired by WAC's upcoming exhibition, "William Wegman: The Traveler," WAC seeks toy designs conceived by children ages 5-12 for a juried contest. Submit up to three concepts, be it a manipulative toy, action figures, game, or animated robots. A maximum level of creativity, playfulness, fantasy, humor, and imagination are strongly encouraged. Entries due February 11.

Camera Club - Manhasset Public Library
February 11, 2013 - Manhasset

This program is open to all. There is no fee and membership is not a requirement. Please contact George Novello at GeorgeNovello@yahoo.com.

Wee Craft Together - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 11, 2013 - Garnerville

Young artists, ages 2-4, can hear stories then make a craft to take home. Pre-registration is required.

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
February 11, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents can share tea with one of the school's early childhood educators while their child plays nearby in a classroom.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 11, 2013 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregiver are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles. Pre-registration for this popular program is required. Mondays through May 13 other than February 18 and May 27.

Board Game Fun! - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 11, 2013 - Garnerville

Students in grades 1-6 can try their hand at some of the library's many classic board games including chess, checkers, Scrabble, Clue, Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, and more.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 11, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Pre-registration is required. Mondays through May 13 other than February 18.

Bat Mitzvah Club - Chabad of the Rivertowns
February 11, 2013 - Dobbs Ferry

The Bat Mitzvah Club is a place for girls, run by girls, and starring girls. It's a place for girls in 6th and 7th grades to grow, learn, and get involved, share interests, goals, hopes, and dreams.

Open Mic Poetry Night - Barnes and Noble - Utopia Center
February 11, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Aspiring poets, let your words be heard! Enjoy an evening of poetry. Share your original works and listen to aspiring poets with host Susan Yang.

Circle of Haunts: An Evocation of the World of Ghosts - Forest Hills Library
February 11, 2013 - Forest Hills

Lovers of Shakespeare can enjoy The Xoregos Performing Company in this opera/dance-drama presentation , inspired by various spirits in Shakespeare's "Macbeth" and "Hamlet" and Henry James's "The Turn of the Screw."

Hurricane Relief Open Lab - Far Rockaway Library
February 11, 2013 - Far Rockaway

At this open lab, individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy can use the computers and printers to apply for and check the status of FEMA and disaster unemployment assistance, and file insurance claims. Staff will be on site to assist those who do not have strong computer skills.

Zumba Workshop for Teens - Poppenhusen Library
February 11, 2013 - College Point

Join Audrey Bright for an exhilarating Zumba workout designed especially for teens. Space is limited. Preregistration is required.

Drum Workshop - Ridgewood Library
February 11, 2013 - Ridgewood

Make some noise at this hands-on drum and percussion workshop for teens with professional musician Tony Genovese.

Preschool Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
February 11, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Children ages 2-5 enjoy a read aloud and an art activity.

Tween Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 11, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Tweens enjoy arts and crafts.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
February 11, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

Babies and toddlers enjoy books, songs, and social interaction.

Mommy and Me Yoga - Scarsdale Public Library
February 11, 2013 - Scarsdale

For children who are walking, up to age 5. Registration is required, but not limited to Scarsdale cardholders.

Valentine's Day Letter-Writing Station - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
February 11, 2013 - White Plains

Kids can create a Valentine for a special friend or loved one, and the store will even mail it if you provide an address.

Reading and Craft Time - North Forest Park Library
February 11, 2013 - Forest Hills

The girl scouts in Forest Hills Troop 4371 will read to and do crafts with children in grades pre-K through 2.

The Exceptional Teen Center: Monthly Chess - Norwalk Public Library
February 11, 2013 - Norwalk

The winner of each tournament will receive a certificate and a prize. For more information or to register, contact Brian Highland, librarian, at ext. 15147. Time-permitting, Mr. Highland is available by appointment to registrants in need of 20-minute coaching sessions prior to tournament.

Zumba for Children and Parents - Norwalk Public Library
February 11, 2013 - Norwalk

Move and groove to some fun and upbeat music in this Zumba class run by Karen for children ages 3-12 and their parents. No registration necessary but the program is limited to the first 80 people who arrive. Be sure to bring water.

Valentine Cake Pops for Teens - Wilton Library
February 11, 2013 - Wilton

Teens in grades 6-12 can make a sweet treat for Valentine's Day. Registration required.

Monday Mysteries Book Discussion - Rockville Center Library
February 11, 2013 - Rockville Centre

This month's book Red on Red by Edward Conlon, follows an unlikely partnership between two NYPD detectives, including one who is drawn to cases of rough urban combat and another who is compelled by suicide, missing persons, and supernatural cases.

Blind Date with a Book - Rockville Center Library
February 11, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Pick up a wrapped book and hand in reviews by March 15th to win prizes.

The Awakening Orchestra - The Tea Lounge
February 11, 2013 - Brooklyn

the Awakening Orchestra comes to the Tea Lounge's Size Matters Series - epic 20-piece orchestra influenced by Mingus, Radiohead, Zeppelin & Samuel Barber.

Cities in Crisis: Ecological Transformations - Cooper Union- The Great Hall
February 11, 2013 - New York

On the one hand, cities can be the epitome of sustainability, reaping the benefits of proximity, efficiency, and innovation. On the other hand, they can be graveyards of dreams and sources of contamination. In Cities In Crisis: Ecological Transformations, six lectures at The Cooper Union, Dr. Steward Pickett, past President of the Ecological Society of America and a plant ecologist with the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, will present an integrated view of cities from an ecological perspective and explore the frontiers of promoting the transformation of a more sustainable urban trajectory. February 11: Globalization and the Changing City - What is urbanism? What is urban from an ecological perspective? How is the urban reality evolving in a global era? What is the nature of contemporary urban crisis? How can that crisis be met as an opportunity? February 18: Cities as Ecosystems - How do ecologists think about cities? What ecological processes occur in cities? What’s wrong with the idea of open space in cities? February 25: Natural Disturbance and the City - How common is natural disturbance in the urban context? What is the nature of natural hazard in cities? How does this play out in terms of social and other kinds of vulnerability? March 4: From Sanitary to Sustainable City - How did the “sanitary city” solve social and environmental problems? What are the limits to the sanitary strategy? How does the sustainable city envision solving the problems of the sanitary city, or even of cities that are created from scratch? March 11: Ecology for Urban Design - What does ecology have to say to urban design? What ecological principles underwrite ecological urban design? How do the ethics of sustainability shape ecological application in cities? March 18: A Land Ethic for the Urban Era - Does Aldo Leopold’s ethical viewpoint apply to cities? Is there a problem with our contrast between wilderness and “urbanness”? How do we facilitate the benefits of cities and incorporate them into ethical urban thinking? INFO: www.cooper.edu; toby@cooper.edu; (212) 353-4332 Find The Cooper Union on Facebook at https://facebook.com/cooperunion and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cooperunion. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a distinguished private college of art, architecture and engineering founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper, an inventor, industrialist and philanthropist.

Films de Lunedi (Movie Mondays) - La Bottega Cafe
February 11, 2013 - New York

Beginning on February 11 with La Dolce Vita, La Bottega Caffe in The Maritime Hotel will screen a classic Italian movie every Monday evening at 7pm. In honor of the event, specialty cocktails and a variety of Italian-inspired movie snacks will be offered, including zeppole (Italian donuts) and complimentary savory herbed popcorn.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
February 12, 2013 - West Nyack

Meet other parents while your child, up to 24 months, has fun in the JCC's the Kantrowiz Kids Gym or Lewis Family Playground (weather permitting). This weekly playgroup is hosted by Hillary Glass and is held every Tuesday through May 28.

Tuesday Together Mommy-and-Me Class - Montebello Jewish Center
February 12, 2013 - Suffern

Montebello Jewish Center invites children ages 6 months through 2 years to this mommy-and-me class that emphasizes learning through play. The curriculum introduces colors, shapes, Jewish holidays, and seasons through stories, games, music, and more.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
February 12, 2013 - Wilton

Children and their caregivers sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration necessary.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
February 12, 2013 - Wilton

Three and four years olds are invited with their parent/caregiver for stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes. Children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration necessary.

Harvey Granat Sings Bing Crosby - Manhasset Public Library
February 12, 2013 - Manhasset

Singer Harvey Granat croons the songs of Bing Crosby and works from the Great American Songbook in this concert performance. He is accompanied by Michael Capobianco, on piano.

Jump for Joy - Floral Park Public Library
February 12, 2013 - Floral Park

Children and their caregivers enjoy music, movement, and fun- filled action activities.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 12, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can come in for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required. Tuesdays through May 14.

PreSchool Stroytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 12, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can come in for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required. Tuesdays through May 14.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 12, 2013 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their parent, grandparent, or caregiver can come in for stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles. Pre-registration for this popular program is required. Tuesdays through May 14.

Black History Month Craft - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 12, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 4-12 can create a project and find out more about Black History Month. Pre-registration is required.

Pajama Storytime - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 12, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can put on their PJs and come in for special bedtime stories.

Wee Craft Together - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 12, 2013 - Garnerville

Young artists, ages 2-4, can hear stories then make a craft to take home. Pre-registration is required.

Celebrate Chinese New Year - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
February 12, 2013 - Haverstraw

Students in grades K - 5 are invited to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Snake with crafts and games. Registration is required.

Mardi Gras Mask Making - White Plains Public Library
February 12, 2013 - White Plains

Celebrate "Carnival," and make fun and festive masks to wear. Mardi Gras (also known as Shrove Tuesday) marks the final day to party and eat sweets before the season of Lent. Music and refreshments will set the mood. For grades 3-6.

Writing Workshop - Langston Hughes Library
February 12, 2013 - Corona

This creative workshop for children ages 6-12 and their caregivers, offered by Educa.Arts, goes beyond good vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and essay-formulation to build writing skills and increase reading and reading comprehension through the use of art and creative writing as tools for success.

Valentine Origami - Chappaqua Public Library
February 12, 2013 - Chappaqua

Children in grades 3-6 can make special valentines for the people they love. Registration required.

Colorful Tuesdays - RED! - Chappaqua Public Library
February 12, 2013 - Chappaqua

Children ages 3-5 fight back against winter's dreariness with color on Tuesday afternoons. Registration required.

Knit and Crochet Club - Rochdale Village Library
February 12, 2013 - Jamaica

Tweens and teens, grades 3 - 8, will learn to knit and crochet, then use their new skills to create an afghan, amigurumis (small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures), and other handicrafts. Bring hooks, needles, and determination; additional supplies will be provided.

Book Buddies - Hillcrest Library
February 12, 2013 - Flushing

Readers, ages 12-15, and listeners, ages 3-5 and their caregivers, get together to share books and have fun.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
February 12, 2013 - Marine Park

Preschoolers and younger, with and without disabilities, enjoy books, stories, exploring books, and playing. Part of The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.

After School Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library, Clarendon branch
February 12, 2013 - Midwood

Kids and tweens get homework help.

Toddler Time Story Time and Sing Along with Ms. Cindy - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
February 12, 2013 - Greenpoint

Babies and toddlers, ages 18-36 months, enjoy stories and playtime.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
February 12, 2013 - Greenpoint

Babies and toddlers hear stories, explore books, and play.

Valentine's Day Letter-Writing Station - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
February 12, 2013 - White Plains

Kids can create a Valentine for a special friend or loved one, and the store will even mail it if you provide an address.

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
February 12, 2013 - White Plains

Kids are invited to join the Story Time Club which meets every Tuesday. First-time members receive an official Book Club Passport at their first Story Time, and a special gift after five visits.

Valentine's Day Craft - Queens Village Library
February 12, 2013 - Queens Village

Kids can get ready for Valentine's Day as they enjoy creating a cool holiday-themed craft.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
February 12, 2013 - Wilton

Independent listeners ages 4-6 years come for stories, short films, songs and crafts. No registration necessary.

Bereavement Support Group: Parents Who Lost a Child - 1177 Avenue of the Americas
February 12, 2013 - Midtown

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, hosts a monthly support group in New York City for bereaved parents, facilitated by a licensed social worker. Call executive director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993 for more information. RSVP required.

Pop-Up Concert - Contemporary Cimbalom - Miller Theatre
February 12, 2013 - New York

This concert explores the incredible sonic possibilities of the cimbalom. A trapezoid-shaped hammer dulcimer, cimbalom crops up regularly in the folk music of Hungary and Romania. The instrument was championed by a number of 20th-century classical composers, chief among them Gyorgy Kurtag, whose pieces frame this Pop-Up program. A world premiere for violin and cimbalom by French Canadian composer Francois Rose rounds out this exploration of the instrument's immense palette.

East Woods Admissions Open House - East Woods School
February 12, 2013 - Oyster Bay

East Woods School is hosting an Admissions Open House. East Woods is a family-centered, co-educational, independent school for Pre-Nursery through Eighth Grade, including a full-day Kindergarten. Take a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities, meet the faculty, and see the excitement and enthusiasm of current students. RSVP to Amanda Laserson at alaserson@eastwoods.org or 516.922.4400, Ext. 114.

East Woods Admissions Open House - East Woods School
February 12, 2013 - Oyster Bay

Join East Woods School for an Admissions Open House. The school is a family-centered, co-educational, independent day school for Pre-Nursery through Eighth Grade, including a full day Kindergarten. East Woods is located on 46 acres in Oyster Bay. Visit the campus and see the school's state-of-the-art classrooms and facilities, meet its top-notch faculty, and see the excitement and enthusiasm of the students. Kindly RSVP to Amanda Laserson at alaserson@eastwoods.org.

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! - No Fun Bar
February 12, 2013 - New York

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday Feb. 12th, 2013 ed. Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials (Half priced select drinks till 9PM)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 4.0 (Now @ No Fun Bar) Presented by Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby TUESDAYS @ No Fun Bar: 161 Ludlow St. (bet. Houston & Stanton st.) Showtime: 8:00PM No Cover, One Drink Min. (Half Priced Select Drinks Till 9PM) For info/reservations: 212-477-1616 Via subway: F train to 2nd ave. This week's guests (Tuesday Feb. 12th, 2013 lineup): Travon ‘I Ain’t Never Wrong’ Free! Rondell ‘Dunked on Sam Cassell’ Hartley! Honest Gabe Pacheco! The Lovely Miranda Childs! The Adorkable Calvin Cato! Jonny Boy Zito! Air Hockey Champion Bobby Masi! Hosted by Pat Rigby! Featuring Todd Montesi!! Dj’d by Da Rude One Hisself Ritch James!!! UG IT http://www.youtube.com/MONTIKILLAVISION http://ugcomedyshow.tumblr.com/

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
February 13, 2013 - West Nyack

Meet other parents while your child, 6 months - 2 years, has fun in the JCC's the Kantrowiz Kids Gym or Lewis Family Playground (weather permitting). This weekly playgroup is hosted by Hillary Glass and is held most Wednesdays through May 29.

Winter Wednesday Story Time - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 13, 2013 - Upper Nyack

The synagogue hosts this weekly play-date featuring stories and songs with a Jewish twist. Continues every Wednesday until March 20 (except Feb. 20).

Special Wednesdays At The J - JCC Rockland
February 13, 2013 - West Nyack

Lanie Goldberg MSEd, Educational Specialist from Peaceful Interaction, hosts this structured and informative play date for parents with children ages 6 months to 2 years. This month's topic is Transitions for Parents and Children. Group monthly through May.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
February 13, 2013 - Wilton

This program offers songs, play, and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. No registration necessary.

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
February 13, 2013 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy times. No registration necessary.

Danna Banana - Bank Street Bookstore
February 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

Danna Banana performs music for kids that parents can stand every Wednesday at the bookstore.

Toddler Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
February 13, 2013 - Manhasset

Toddlers 18 months - 2? years are welcome at this fun event where familiar rhymes, favorite songs, and gentle stories are the foundation of this fun-filled introduction to storytime for children and their caregivers.

Cookie Decorating Workshop - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 13, 2013 - Garnerville

Young artists in grades 1-6 are invited to decorate cookies. The library will provide the icing and toppings, Kids bring their creativity and imagination.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 13, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers can come in for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required. Wednesdays through May 15.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 13, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids ages 4-12 can play with the library's LEGO's or bring their own. Wednesdays through May 15.

Story Time - The Jumping Gym
February 13, 2013 - West Hempstead

Everyone is welcome to free storytime. If there is time after the story there will be arts and crafts projects.

Book Babies - The Field Library
February 13, 2013 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time.

Jr. Garden Club - Chappaqua Public Library
February 13, 2013 - Chappaqua

Kids in grades 2-3 are invited to kick-start spring by starting seeds. Registration required.

Online Test Prep - Long Island City Library
February 13, 2013 - Long Island City

This workshop provides online test strategies and a customized practice ground for those who want to accelerate preparation for online testing. Students will be provided with access to interactive online practice tests based on official exams such as ACT, SAT, and GED. For more details and to preregister call 718-752-3700.

Computer Class Sponsered By New York Cares - Woodside Library
February 13, 2013 - Woodside

Receive one on one training with any computer related questions. Learn the internet, Microsoft program and setting up email accounts.

Creative Writing - Brooklyn Public Library, New Lots branch
February 13, 2013 - East New York

Kids flex their writing talents using whatever form they wish.

Chess Workshop - Brooklyn Public Library, Spring Creek branch
February 13, 2013 - East New York

Everybody is invited to this chess workshop event. Learn, play, practice!

Growing Dollars and Sense Teen Virtual Investment Club - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 13, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Teens learn about investing and banking by managing their own virtual investments.

EVENING PROGRAM FOR ADULTS & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Hydrofracking in New York - Greenburgh Nature Center
February 13, 2013 - Scarsdale

Ellen Weininger, Educational Outreach Coordinator for Grassroots Environmental Education, discusses the impacts of hydrofracking and gives an update on the issue at the local, state, and national levels. Erin Heaton Meyer of Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy and the Sierra Club's Lower Hudson Group is a resident of Chenango County, one of the five counties under consideration for fracking by Governor Cuomo. Erin presents how the Governor's choice to enable or prohibit fracking affects New Yorkers throughout the state. Program presented in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group; designed for adults and high school students.

Valentine's Day Fun - White Plains Public Library
February 13, 2013 - White Plains

Valentine's Day stories, songs, activities, and a bedtime snack for the whole family. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Valentine's Day Letter-Writing Station - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
February 13, 2013 - White Plains

Kids can create a Valentine for a special friend or loved one, and the store will even mail it if you provide an address.

Charlie Burnham's Hidden City - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 13, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Charlie Burnham's Hidden City plays urban folk music drawn from various sources and united by the blues. Burnham is a master violinist who has worked with Cassandra Wilson, James Blood Ulmer, and many others. He also sings and plays mandolin.

Game Day for Teens & Tweens - Howard Beach
February 13, 2013 - Howard Beach

Enjoy some friendly competition playing Nintendo Wii, Checkers, Chess & other board games.

Timeless Tales - Central Library
February 13, 2013 - Jamaica

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can story times with a children's librarian. Participants enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities, and lots of fun. Preregistration is required.

Langston Hughes in Harlem - Flushing
February 13, 2013 - Flushing

Celebrate the Harlem Renaissance with writer Langston Hughes in this one-person-dramatic rendition of Langston Hughes' poems and short stories featuring David Mills.

TEEN ANIM? CLUB - Westport Library
February 13, 2013 - Westport

Enjoy a night of animé with others who share your passion. Middle school and up. Register online.

Parent Zone: Singing and Rhyming Storytime - Stepping Stones Museum
February 13, 2013 - Norwalk

Practice using rhyming books to help your children understand the language presented in a story as well as the context of the story. Parents only workshop. Free childcare for children 3 and older. Free dinner included. Limited space. Registration required.

Creation Station! - Wilton Library
February 13, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades K through 5 make any creation they choose. This is the perfect opportunity for children to innovate, communicate, and express themselves in a free-form environment. Some materials that may be available are Legos®, arts and crafts materials, model cars, Lego Technics®, science kits, and more. No registration.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Chai Center in Dix Hills
February 13, 2013 - Dix Hills

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support group meetings on the second Wednesday of every month for bereaved parents at the Chai Center in Dix Hills. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Executive Director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993.

Grand Opening - RetroFitness Syosset/Plainview
Through February 13, 2013 - Syosset

Want the convenience of a modern gym at a fraction of the price? Check out RetroFitness where the goal is health and fitness and the price is $19.99 per month for life. Classes are starting up now. Childcare is available. The Grand Openinruns through February 13, 2013.

Kindred Reading Series with N.K. Jemisin and Daniel José Older - Word
February 13, 2013 - Brooklyn

N. K. Jemisin is an author of speculative fiction short stories and novels. Her short stories can be found in CLARKESWORLD, POSTSCRIPTS, STRANGE HORIZONS, BAEN’S UNIVERSE, IDEOMANCER and ABYSS & APEX. She currently has written five novels, the Inheritance Trilogy which includes: THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS, THE BROKEN KINGDOMS, THE KINGDOM OF GODS and the Dreamblood (duology): THE KILLING MOON and THE SHADOWED SUN. All are published by ORBIT BOOKS. Her work has been nominated for the Hugo (twice), the Nebula (twice), and the World Fantasy Award; shortlisted for the Crawford, the Gemmell Morningstar, and the Tiptree; and she has won a Locus Award for Best First Novel as well as the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. DANIEL JOSE OLDER - http://ghoststar.net/ and http://salsanocturna.com/ - Daniel Jose Older is a writer, composer and paramedic of Cuban and Jewish heritage. His short stories have appeared in STRANGE HORIZONS, FLASH FICTION, CROSSED GENRES, and THE INNSMOUTH FREE PRESS and THE SUBVERSION ANTHOLOGY. He is the author of the short story collection SALSA NOCTURNA published by Crossed Genres Press. He is also a member of the Brooklyn-based soul quartet GHOST STAR which mixes old blues, classic jazz, funk. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. Books will be available for sale and signing.

The Civil War in Words & Music - The Cooper Union - The Great Hall
February 13, 2013 - New York

Words and music of the Civil War era will fill The Cooper Union’s Great Hall, site of Lincoln’s 1860 “Right Makes Might” speech, in a celebration of the birthday of our 16th president starring Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Judy Collins and featuring Tony Award-nominated and film actor Stephen Lang (Avatar, The Speed of Darkness, Gettysburg, Gods and Generals), Tony and Obie Award-winning actor/singer André De Shields (The Wiz, The Full Monty), pop folk singer/songwriter Dar Williams, members of The Classical Theater Of Harlem and nationally renowned Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer. Collins will perform popular songs of the era, including some of Lincoln’s favorites: Beautiful Dreamer, Johnny I hardly Knew You and The Last Rose of Summer, as well as composer Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, featuring excerpts from Lincoln’s great documents including the Gettysburg Address. Williams will sing, as well. Lang and De Shields return to The Great Hall to reprise their roles as Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, respectively, and engage in a riveting dialogue constructed from historical documents, personal letters and speeches. Holzer, chairman of the national Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation and a consultant on Steven Spielberg’s 2012 film, Lincoln, compiled the dialogue and will serve as master of ceremonies. This free performance, the 2013 John Jay Iselin Memorial Lecture, was made possible with the support of the Franklin Fund for The Great Hall and the New York State Archives Partnership Trust.

Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! Exhibition - New York Public Library
Through February 13, 2013 - New York

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss's second book, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, Dr. Seuss's never-before-seen hat collection will be exhibited. Following the unveiling, this exhibition will travel the country along with Dr. Seuss's little-known Secret Art Collection, a series of Estate authorized works adapted from Ted Geisel's original drawings, paintings, and sculpture. Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! is a rare and exciting exhibition as this is the first time any of these hats have traveled outside the Seuss Estate.

XOXO’S Shirtless Male "Hot Cupids" Celebrate Valentine's Day - Herald Square
February 13, 2013 - New York

XOXO, contemporary fashion brand, celebrates Valentine's Day with an eye-catching event featuring the brand's dreamy, shirtless male models (a.k.a "Hot Cupids"). They will be stationed in New York City's Herald Square, ready to help smart, sexy ladies "get some XOXO" this Valentine's Day. While women are shopping for last-minute Valentine's Day gifts and date night ensembles, the "Hot Cupids" will be centrally located near Macy's Herald Square to meet-and-greet, pose for photos, and hand out free exclusive Valentine's Day XOXO Survival Kits containing must-have items to make this holiday extra-special.

Life After EI: What's Next? - THe SMILE Center
February 13, 2013 - Midtown

Does your child receive Early Intervention services? Will he or she turn 3 in 2013? Sarah Birnbaum of New York Special Needs Support will give a free presentation about how to: - Figure out whether your child will still need services after EI - Obtain the best evaluations and guidance - Find an appropriate preschool - Set up the right therapy and preschool program - Get the best outcome from your CPSE meeting RSVP to info@smileny.org.

Mother Goose Rhymes for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
February 14, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with walkers up to 24 months are invited to join the library for feltboard stories, Mother Goose rhymes, finger plays, creative movement with songs, a simple sticker craft, and bubbles. Thursdays through February 14. Pre-registration is required.

Storytime for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
February 14, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with children ages 24-36 months are invited to this introduction to storytime with simple picture book stories, finger plays, creative movement with music, and a themed coloring sheet. Thursdays through February 14. Pre-registration is required.

Mitzvah Play Date with Exceptional Young Adults - JCC Rockland
February 14, 2013 - West Nyack

Local teens are invited to help host a play date for their peers who have special needs. Come shoot pool, play games, bake cookies, or do other activities with young adults from various agencies throughout the community. Host teens can get community service credit for their participation.

After School Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
February 14, 2013 - Manhasset

Longer stories and crazy crafts are all part of the fun. This is a drop-off class for children in K-2. Registration required.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 14, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can come in for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Bouncing Babies - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 14, 2013 - Garnerville

Non-walkers and their parent, grandparent, or caregiver are invited for rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Family Movie Night! - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 14, 2013 - Garnerville

Come in for a movie and free popcorn too. Families welcome.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 14, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 can hear stories in Spanish and English. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Visitor Day - Cornerstone Christian School
February 14, 2013 - New City

Rockland's only Christian elementary school, serving kindergarden through 6th grade, invites prospective parents to visit the school and learn about its programs.

Puppets Read Jokes - White Plains Public Library
February 14, 2013 - White Plains

Make a puppet, then learn how to use the puppet and practice reading jokes.

T.A.B. (Teen Advisory Board) - Cambria Heights Library
February 14, 2013 - Cambria Heights

Teens can let their voices be heard and share ideas when they join the Cambria Heights' Teen Advisory Board. They can give their input on all things young adult related.

Who Loves Ya? - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
February 14, 2013 - Dyker Heights

Make valentine's day arts and crafts for your special ones.

Preschool Fun Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
February 14, 2013 - Homecrest

Stories, singing, and arts and crafts for preschoolers

Valentine's Day Letter-Writing Station - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
February 14, 2013 - White Plains

Kids can create a Valentine for a special friend or loved one, and the store will even mail it if you provide an address.

Teen Thursdays - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
February 14, 2013 - Yonkers

Hang out with Z, the teen librarian, create arts & crafts, play board games/PS3, take quizzes, enter a monthly raffle, and win small prizes at Bingo...and more. Something different every week. Open to tweens and teens, ages 12-19 in the Teen Scene.

Growing Dollars and Sense for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 14, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Teens learn about banking and maintaining a portfolio through virtual investing.

Creating Flyers in Microsoft Word - Far Rockaway Library
February 14, 2013 - Far Rockaway

Learn how to use Microsoft Word to create flyers for upcoming holiday parties, small business needs, or distributing information.

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
February 14, 2013 - Flushing

Children and teens ages 11-14, can try their hand at acting, and perform in a live show especially for kids. Budding actors, musicians, scenery artists, sound effects techs, and stagehands are needed. Weekly meetings and rehearsals are required for all actors and actresses.

Toddler Storytime - Pomonok Library
February 14, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for children ages 18 to 36 months.Preregistration is required.

Picture Book Time - Auburndale Library
February 14, 2013 - Flushing

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can celebrate Valentine's Day with stories, songs, and fingerplays with Marianne G.

Mini Musicians - South Norwalk Library
February 14, 2013 - South Norwalk

Children age 3-5 are invited to make music. The session includes singing, dancing, musical stories, and jamming with musical instruments. Children will learn basic musical concepts like rhythm, pitch, and tempo, while participating in fun, hands-on games and activities. The program is limited to 15 participants and registration is required. You can register online or call x 15903.

Parkinson's Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
February 14, 2013 -

A support group for those with Parkinson's disease. Meets every second Thursday of the month. Call for exact location.

'Kiss Me Again' Valentine's Day Book Signing with Rachel Vail - Bank Street Bookstore
February 14, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Crushes, kisses, and forbidden love? Sounds like Valentine's Day with author Rachel Vail. Meet Rachel as she signs copies and reads from her new book "Kiss Me Again." Enjoy a love-packed event with Valentine's treats, a "Kissy Face" word game, and prizes. The follow-up to "If We Kiss," Rachel Vail's addictive story of first kisses and heartbreak, "Kiss Me Again" at long last answers the question of what happens when a crush so off-limits it has to be a fantasy suddenly becomes something very real.

The Magnet School of the Arts, PS 171 OPEN HOUSE - PS171
February 14, 2013 - Astoria

There is a caring, calm, and welcoming environment at Magnet School of the Arts, PS 171Q. Using a multi-disciplinary thematic curriculum aligned with the core standards the Magnet School of the Arts integrates the arts into all aspects of learning. The thematic approach to learning across all grade levels empowers the students to achieve their full potential. Studying the arts focuses the mind. Students learn discipline, cooperative play, and gain understanding of the role of art in a civil society. Students are encouraged to find the intellectual and emotional connection to the aesthetic experience of creating art. They learn through the process of creating visual art and performance. Magnet School of the Arts, PS 171Q offers high quality, comprehensive instruction in art, music, movement/dance, which includes trips to museums, theaters, and galleries as well as artists-in-residence programs for all grades. Enjoy a tour of the school and meet the families of PS 171 at the PJ’s and a Book Party. The NYC Department of Education, Magnet Schools are schools of choice offering distinct, innovative, thematic learning opportunities for your child. Each federally funded magnet school offers specialized curriculum aligned to the school theme with student activities designed to promote academic excellence. The non-testing application is available for all District 30 students grades Kindergarten through 8. To learn more about magnet schools, arrange a tour or receive an application please call 718-759-4977.

Love Takes Over Times Square - Times Square
February 14, 2013 - New York

Love will be in the Times Square air this February. Thousands of New Yorkers and tourists are invited to visit Times Square on Valentine's Day to experience a full range of heartfelt activities, ranging from the romantic to the platonic participate in a public vow renewal ceremony on a heated pop-up beach by the iconic Red Steps to be broadcast live in Times Square on the American Eagle Times Square Digital Billboard and webcast live at TimesSquareNYC.org, and they can enter a contest to win a second honeymoon to Aruba, One happy island. Others can stroll through Heartwalk, a wooden, heart-shaped enclosure made of materials collected in areas ravaged by Hurricane Sandy

2nd Annual Valentines POP UP - Matted LIC
Through February 14, 2013 - Long Island City

It's not too late to find a unique valentine gift for that special someone. See a new collection of gifts for the whole family. Mention this post and get 20% off any store stock gift item. See a few of the gift ideas from Matted Inc. below: Protect your loved ones forever with these new chic medic alert ids by Kate Ward, a local New York artist www.ChicAlertMedID.com Give your someone special a brlliant necklace or ring with a far east flair from www. kirakira.com Suz Somersall talented jewelry artist, featured in Lucky Magazine this month will bring treasures she designed while leaving in the Far East!

Picture Book Time - Hempstead Library
February 15, 2013 - Hempstead

The program includes stories, songs, animal friends, and fun.

Introductory Session for Prospective Parents - Green Meadow Waldorf School
February 15, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents can learn about Waldorf education, talk with the school's administrator, and tour the campus. Adults only, please.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
February 15, 2013 - Haverstraw

Creative kids ages 4-12 can bring their imagination and make something with LEGO's.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 15, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids are invited to bring their own Legos or use the library's to make something special. For ages 4-12. Fridays through May 17 other than March 29.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 15, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-7 are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Registration is required. Fridays through May 17 (except March 29).

Fun Wii Fridays - Hollis Library
February 15, 2013 - Hollis

Calling all teens! Enjoy an afternoon for lots of socializing and Wii games.

Visitor Day - Cornerstone Christian School
February 15, 2013 - New City

Rockland's only Christian elementary school, serving kindergarden through 6th grade, invites prospective parents to visit the school and learn about its programs.

Kabbalat Shabbat - Temple B'nai Torah
February 15, 2013 - Wantagh

The community is invited to join in this Kabbalat Shabbat service. There will be a pre-service gathering at 6pm where people can mingle while enjoying light refreshments. The service starts at 6:30pm and will run approximately 60 minutes. The service is appropriate for all ages.

Storytime: George Washington's Birthday - Barnes & Noble at Palisades Center
February 15, 2013 - West Nyack

From award-winning author Margaret McNamara and New Yorker artist Barry Blitt comes this partly true and completely funny story of George Washington's 7th birthday. In this clever approach to history, young readers will discover some truths and myths about George Washington.

Game Day - Sunnyside Library
February 15, 2013 - Sunnyside

Ennjoy some friendly competition at this weekly game program for tweens and teens. Play Monopoly, checkers, chess, Connect 4, Uno, and more.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
February 15, 2013 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun. Interactive, drop-in storytime for tots ages 2 and older with a caregiver.

Freestyle Fridays - Brooklyn Public Library, Bushwick branch
February 15, 2013 - Bushwick

Teens can use computers, hang out, do their homework, read, write, hear music, and more.

Read, Play, Grow - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
February 15, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Parents and caregivers learn ways to promote and encourage literacy with their preschoolers through play.

Craft Time - Ozone Park Library
February 15, 2013 - Ozone Park

Children can enjoy an afternoon of arts and crafts.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
February 15, 2013 - Laurelton

Real leaders are made not born. Learn to be a leader at this program for children in grades 3-6.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
February 15, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The Moxie Spot combines its comfy food with a program of short movies and a family-friendly feature. Check website for movie titles.

The Lounge - Wilton Library
February 15, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades 1 and up are invited to play video games on the Library's Wii system. Comfortable seating will be available. Caregivers must remain in the building for children under age 12. No registration.

Leo Villareal's BUCKYBALL - Madison Square Park
Through February 15, 2013 - New York

Madison Square Park Conservancy's Mad. Sq. Art program presents a new, monumental sculpture by world-renowned artist Leo Villareal. Largely inspired by the work of Buckminster Fuller, Villareal's BUCKYBALL applies concepts of geometry and mathematical relationships within a towering 30-foot tall, illuminated sculpture.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square Kicks-Off President’s Day Weekend With “Historic” Cheese Carving - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
February 15, 2013 - Times Square

Master cheese carver Sarah Kaufmann will recreate "Mount Rushmore" into "Mount Ripley's" with 160 pounds of cheddar cheese, supplied by Cabot, the Vermont-based cheese producer, during a two-day cheese-sculpting demonstration on Feb. 15 and 16. Guests can watch while Sarah crafts a six foot long wacky replica of the historic national monument of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln begins on Friday from 10am to 6pm. The event will resume on Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Guests will also have the opportunity to sample an assortment of Cabot cheeses during the two-day event. For more information on Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square and/or the cheese carving event, visit ripleysnewyork.com or call 212-398-3133.

Party Like it's 1999-The Late Night Post Valentine's Edition - Bell House
February 15, 2013 - Brooklyn

Maybe you're looking to unwind after a traditional romantic Valentine's Day? Perhaps you want to meet someone to wipe away your Valentine's Day depressions? Well, dear friends, we've got something for both groups -- Party Like It's 1999: The Late Night Post-Valentine's Edition. We'll bring you the sexiest mix of pop, rock, R&B and hip-hop from the 1990s so you can party with your Valentine--or get down a dirty with a whole new Valentine. In the Main Event Hall!

Comic Books and Manga - Hempstead Library
February 16, 2013 - Hempstead

Join in for an instructional series on how to create and publish your own comics and manga. Attendees will learn much more than just drawing: Highlights include organizing art tools, developing characters and storylines, and prepping the final product for publication. This free program is open to adults and high school students. Registration at the Reference Desk is required.

Black History Month Craft - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
February 16, 2013 - Haverstraw

Kids ages 4-12 can create a craft in honor of Black History Month. Pre-registration is required.

Crafts For Kids - Cupcake Corner
February 16, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Bring your kids to the bakery/cafe for a free craft. Reservations not required. Craft changes every weekend. Craft takes anywhere from 15-45 minutes to complete depending upon the age of the child. Parents can enjoy lunch while their kids do activities.

Storytime: George Washington's Birthday - Barnes & Noble at Palisades Center
February 16, 2013 - West Nyack

From award-winning author Margaret McNamara and New Yorker artist Barry Blitt comes this partly true and completely funny story of George Washington's 7th birthday. In this clever approach to history, young readers will discover some truths and myths about George Washington.

Great Backyard Bird Count - Westmoreland Sanctuary
February 16, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Celebrate winter birds and participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count with Westmoreland staff by observing and counting birds visiting the feeders at the nature center. Inside program. Warm drinks provided. All ages welcome. No RSVP required.

Family Art Project: A Desert Under Glass - Wave Hill
February 16, 2013 - Bronx

Take a visit to Wave Hill's Cactus and Succulent House and leave winter behind. Spend some time sketching and painting the exotic desert dwellers, then, using sand and paint, make a desert mirage.

The Night Sky (Astronomy) - Wolfe's Pond Park
February 16, 2013 - Staten Island

The Urban Park Rangers lead an astronomy program for all ages. Did you know that winter is the best season for viewing meteor showers, phases of the moon, and the planets of the milky way?

Birding: Winter Birds - Fort Greene Park
February 16, 2013 - Brooklyn

Observe the birds of winter at one of Brooklyn's most historic and beautiful parks.

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