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KIDS THEATER IN BRONX WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18

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Find fun things to do this week in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

Theater for Kids in Bronx Check out these free and low-cost family and children's theater performances playing the week of February 18 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 18, 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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Poetry Writing Workshop - Barnes and Noble - Utopia Center
February 18, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Budding poets looking to perfect their craft can join poets Bob Trabold and Amanda Konstantine Perlmutter for constructive feedback in a personalized setting.

Midwinter Recess - Prospect Park Audubon Center
February 18, 2013 - Flatbush

The Audubon center will be open during the midwinter break for a variety of nature activities and learning opportunities.

Coming In from the Cold - Lefferts Historic House
February 18, 2013 - Flatbush

Bundle up and visit the Lefferts Historic House for some indoor fun. Learn how to play Nine-Man Morris, make your very own playing board to take home, and experience how life was before TV, the internet, and video games.

Twilight Tours - Prospect Park Audubon Center
February 18, 2013 - Flatbush

Learn about Winter Finches and other visiting bird species. See them up close and personal.

Munchkin Mondays - Palisades Center Mall
February 18, 2013 - West Nyack

Rockland Parent and the Palisades Center team up to offer special activities for parents and their pre-schoolers. Each event will offer a kid oriented activity as well as coupons for mall promotions. Pre-registration is required.

Zumba for Children and Parents - Norwalk Public Library
February 18, 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.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
February 18, 2013 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds support group meetings for parents two Mondays per month. Please call for more information.

Dr. Tera W. Hunter to Discuss African-American Marriage, Slavery, and Freedom in the 1800s - Adelphi University
February 18, 2013 - Garden City

On Monday, February 18, Dr. Tera W. Hunter, professor of History and African American Studies at Princeton University will deliver the John Hope Franklin Distinguished Lecture on African-American marriage, slavery, and freedom in the 1800s. The lecture will cover the history of marriage among the enslaved, free blacks, and ex-slaves in the 19th century, as well as how recent marital patterns help us to understand "post-racial" America. The free event, part of Adelphi’s Black History Month celebrations, will take place in the Ruth S. Harley University Center in the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom at 7:00 p.m., 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY.

African-American Marriage, Slavery, and Freedom in the 1800s - Adelphi University, Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom
February 18, 2013 - Garden City

Dr. Tera W. Hunter, professor of History and African American Studies at Princeton University will deliver the John Hope Franklin Distinguished Lecture on African-American marriage, slavery, and freedom in the 1800s. The lecture will cover the history of marriage among the enslaved, free blacks, and ex-slaves in the 19th century, as well as how recent marital patterns help us to understand “post-racial” America. The free event, part of Adelphi’s Black History Month celebrations, will take place in the Ruth S. Harley University Center in the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom at 7:00 p.m., 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY.

Author Book Reading and Signing - Barnes and Noble City Center
February 18, 2013 - White Plains

In celebration of Black History Month, join children's book author Mayma Raphael for a reading of her book, "I Love the Skin I'm In." There will also be craft projects and book signing.

Cities in Crisis: Ecological Transformations - Cooper Union- The Great Hall
February 18, 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.

i9 Sports In-Person Registration - Modell's Sporting Goods
February 18, 2013 - West Nyack

i9 Sports helps kids succeed in life through sports, including youth flag football and soccer. The i9 Sports - Rockland County staff will be at Modell's Sporting Goods in the Palisades Mall with information about programs, give-aways, and sign-up opportunities.

Beginner's Book Club - Rose Memorial Library
February 19, 2013 - Stony Point

Young readers can Join the library for a reading of the story, a brief book discussion, trivia games, a themed craft and a snack. Participants can pick up a copy of the book at registration, which begins February 4.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
February 19, 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 19, 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.

Vacation Teen Pizza and a Movie - Floral Park Public Library
February 19, 2013 - Floral Park

Kids in Grades 6-12 can enjoy an exciting fun movie (title to be announced) and munch on great pizza and snacks. Registration required.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 19, 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 19, 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 19, 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.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
February 19, 2013 - Haverstraw

Children ages 3-5, with a parent, grandparent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs, and more.

Beginner's Book Club - Rose Memorial Library
February 19, 2013 - Stony Point

Young readers can stop by the library for a story reading, a brief book discussion, trivia games, a themed craft, and a snack. Pre-registration is required.

Beginner's Book Club - Rose Memorial Library
February 19, 2013 - Stony Point

Young readers can stop by the library for a story reading, a brief book discussion, trivia games, a themed craft, and a snack. Pre-registration is required.

February-themed Jeopardy! - White Plains Public Library
February 19, 2013 - White Plains

Join a team and play this "February"-themed trivia game based on the popular TV show. Have fun and win prizes! Contestants should be ages 7 and older (grades 2-6), but the whole family will enjoy being part of the library audience.

Will Shaw - Juggling & Comedy - White Plains Public Library
February 19, 2013 - White Plains

Will Shaw creates a wonderfully direct audience rapport with his juggling, unicycling, balance tricks, boomerangs, cowboy rope tricks, music, fire tricks, sight gags, clowning, audience participation, and a distinctly offbeat, but sophisticated sense of humor, steeped in the traditions of the great comedians from the silent film era to the present. For families with children in grades K-6.

Trove @ The Movies: 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted' [PG] - White Plains Public Library
February 19, 2013 - White Plains

Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus. 2012. Rated PG. 92 mins.

Art All Day! - Chappaqua Public Library
February 19, 2013 - Chappaqua

Brighten the winter with all-day drop-in crafts. All ages with an adult. Open registration.

Design and Create Your Own Jewelry with Yvette Powell - Central Library
February 19, 2013 - Jamaica

Yvette Powell leads a workshop that guides children and teens through the process of designing and making jewelry, using their own style to create unique pieces. All materials are included; preregistration is required for teens.

Preschool Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Highlawn branch
February 19, 2013 - Bensonhurst

Stories, finger plays, and playtime for preschoolers.

Story Craft - Brooklyn Public Library, Fort Hamilton branch
February 19, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Kids hear a story and make a related craft.

Our Garden Club - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
February 19, 2013 - Marine Park

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

Robert the Guitar Guy - Scarsdale Public Library
February 19, 2013 - Scarsdale

Songs and activities with Robert Markowitz for children ages 2-5 years with caregiver. Registration is required.

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
February 19, 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.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
February 19, 2013 - Wilton

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

Make Your Own Cigar Box Purse for Teens - Wilton Library
February 19, 2013 - Wilton

Create a one-of-a-kind purse using cigar boxes, fabric, beads, buttons, and other materials for creating handles, closures and embellishing. For teens in grades 6-12. Registration required.

Summer@theCenter: Open House - Center for Architecture
February 19, 2013 - Greenwich Village

Learn more about the Center for Architecture's Summer@theCenter studios for students entering grades 3-12 in Fall 2013. Programs run Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm from June 17–August 29, 2013. Each week explores a different topic in architecture and design through art and building activities, walking tours, and special site visits. At the free open house, visit the classrooms and galleries, observe the vacation programs in action, see examples from last summer, and have your questions answered by staff and educators.

Mother 2 Mother Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health WIC Office
February 19, 2013 - Spring Valley

The Rockland County Department of Health invites new mothers and mothers-to-be to attend this monthly support group that offers help and information. The program is led by a certified lactation consultant who can help women with their questions and concerns. Babies and toddlers are welcome. The group is available in Spanish at 1:45pm.

Free Kids Cooking Class - Yonkers Whole Foods Market
February 19, 2013 - Yonkers

The Veggiecation Program and select Whole Foods Market locations are getting kids in the kitchen! Together with a Veggiecation instructor, kids will help prepare a Sweetheart Smoothie and a Teriyaki Celery Stirfry. Kids will be invited to learn basic nutrition facts while they prepare Veggiecation's own recipes. They will sample the culinary creations, experience vegetables in their raw form, and cast their votes on how they liked the recipes. Kids will take home complimentary character coloring pages, recipes, and stickers. Please visit www.veggiecation.com for more information!

Ready, Sit, Read! - Finkelstein Memorial Library
February 19, 2013 - Spring Valley

Due to insistent public demand, the library is pleased to offer again this story time to emerging readers from ages 18 months - 4 years old with parent or caregiver.

i9 Sports In-Person Registration - Modell's Sporting Goods
February 19, 2013 - West Nyack

i9 Sports helps kids succeed in life through sports, including youth flag football and soccer. The i9 Sports - Rockland County staff will be at Modell's Sporting Goods in the Palisades Mall with information about programs, give-aways, and sign-up opportunities.

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! - No Fun Bar
February 19, 2013 - New York

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. 19th, 2013 lineup): Cub Fan Ken ‘Poor Guy’ Schultz! The Next Incredible Hulk, Mr. Adam Lowitt! Not-Mad Max May! A White Girl Named Samma Jamma! A Black Girl Named Michelle De Swarte! She’s The Next Big Thing Justy Dodge! Our Favorite Puppy Vendor Chris Wagner! And Dammit, Jay Nog. Kidding, I Mean YAY it’s Jay Nog! Hosted by Todd Montesi! Featuring Patlick Ligby!! Dj’d by Liz “White Girl Problemz lulz” Lord!!! UG IT http://www.youtube.com/MONTIKILLAVISION http://ugcomedyshow.tumblr.com/

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
February 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 20, 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 20, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Circus Party - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 20, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-7 can clown with circus-themed crafts and games. Pre-regisrtration is required.

Story Time - The Jumping Gym
February 20, 2013 - West Hempstead

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

Storytime: George Washington's Birthday - Barnes & Noble at Palisades Center
February 20, 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.

Book Babies - The Field Library
February 20, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Animal Heroes of Literature & Legend - Chappaqua Public Library
February 20, 2013 - Chappaqua

Real birds, mammals, and reptiles bring literature and legends to life. Registration required.

Sukey Molloy & Friends! - Mt. Pleasant Public Library
February 20, 2013 - Pleasantville

Join Sukey Molloy for an hour of sing-along fun. Sukey is an award-winning recording artist know for her gentle, intimate, up-close entertaining style for families with children ages 1-5. Dance along with Sukey's friends Sunflower, Tick Tock, Sunny, and Little Brella during the show. Call Children's Room for info. at 914-769-0548 x215.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Sheepshead Bay branch
February 20, 2013 - Sheepshead Bay

Kids create their own, unique crafts.

Chess Club - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
February 20, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

Chess for all ages.

Knitting Workshop - Brooklyn Public Library, Bedford branch
February 20, 2013 - Crown Heights

Knitters of all levels are welcome to this all-ages workshop. Bring your own yarn and needles.

Parents 4 Parents Special Needs Support Group Monthly Meeting - Rosenthal JCC
February 20, 2013 - Pleasantville

Parents 4 Parents is a support network for parents of children with special needs who have been through the emotions of receiving a diagnosis for their children, navigating the evaluation process and educational programs (EI, CPSE, CSE), and living with the day-to-day challenges of raising and caring for their beloved children. All are welcome. RSVP required.

CHESS CLUB: Grades K-12 - Westport Library
February 20, 2013 - Westport

All levels welcome, but you must know the pieces' names, direction in which they move, and how to set up board.

Creation Station! - Wilton Library
February 20, 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.

Newbery Club - Wilton Library
February 20, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades 4-6 are invited to join this new book club which will introduce children to Newbery Award winning books. The book for February's discussion is The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth Speare, which won the Newbery in 1959. Read the book and spend a fun hour at the Library with crafts, questions, snacks, and activities. Registration required.

Hepatitis C Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
February 20, 2013 - Park Slope

A monthly support group for those being treated with Hepatitis C. Meets the third Wednesday of the month.

Open Houses for 2013 Season - Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts
February 20, 2013 - Wheatley Heights

Learn about Usdan's more than 40 summer programs in music, theater, dance, visual arts, creating writing, nature and ecology and chess for children ages 6-18, and tour the Center's 200-acre woodland campus.

Brain Awareness Day - Brain Balance Achievement Center of Allendale
February 20, 2013 - Allendale

Children ages 5-12 can participate in games and activities to learn what the brain is, what the brain does, why it is important to protect the brain, and why eating healthy is important to the brain.

i9 Sports In-Person Registration - Modell's Sporting Goods
February 20, 2013 - West Nyack

i9 Sports helps kids succeed in life through sports, including youth flag football and soccer. The i9 Sports - Rockland County staff will be at Modell's Sporting Goods in the Palisades Mall with information about programs, give-aways, and sign-up opportunities.

After School Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
February 21, 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.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs - Manhasset Public Library
February 21, 2013 - Manhasset

Join the Great Books Discussion Group and enjoy classic stories of European and American fiction with co leaders Dr. Peter Kornblum and Scott Korman. Cookies and coffee will be served. Call to get information on the book.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 21, 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 21, 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.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 21, 2013 - Garnerville

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

POLESYE PROJECT & SHOFAR TRIO - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 21, 2013 - New York

Singer, accordionist, musicologist and Warsaw-native Olga Mieleszczuk's (Polesye Project) special focus is music of the Ashkenazi Jewish tradition of Eastern Europe, especially the border areas of Poland (Galitzia, Polesye). A classically-trained musician, who divides her time between Warsaw and Tel Aviv, she has studied and performed wide-ranging genres from Hassidic music, to Yiddish songs, to folk music from the Jewish, Slavic and Balkan traditions. Her recording, Jewish Folksongs From the Shtetl, drawn from works of Mariam Nirenberg, a Jewish singer from Polesye who emigrated to Canada in 1932, was released earlier this year. Shofar Trio -- guitarist Raphael Roginski, saxophonist and bass clarinet player Mikolaj Trzaska and drummer Macio Moretti (who performed at Target - Free Thursdays for the 2012 Unsound Festival as half of LXMP) -- formed in 2006, joins traditional Jewish music with contemporary avant-jazz and rock. The Poland-based band released its debut album album in 2007 -- works based on the first compendium of Hassidic melodies from the Ukraine, Poland and Moldova compiled by early 20th-century Sovient musicologist Moshe Beregovsky. Over the past five years, the group has performed throughout Europe. The concert will feature the trio's innovative interpretations of nigunim, or religious songs (meant to induce a state of religious ecstasy), more dancelike freylakhs, and Jewish liturgical music.

Wii Fun For Kids - White Plains Public Library
February 21, 2013 - White Plains

The competition for boys and girls in grades 1-5 takes place on the big screen in The Trove's Galaxy Hall. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Tutoring - Brooklyn Public Library, Cypress Hills branch
February 21, 2013 - Cypress Hills

Kids can get tutoring help from an NYC schoolteacher.

Chess and Checkers - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
February 21, 2013 - Kensington

Kids get the grid with chess and checkers.

Black History Month Reading Circle - Brooklyn Public Library, Canarsie branch
February 21, 2013 - Canarsie

Teens bring their favorite work by a great African-American poet or novelist, or a speech by an inspiring African-American figure, to read out loud and discuss with the group. Original works are also welcome.

Teen Thursdays - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
February 21, 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.

Drum Workshop - Queens Village
February 21, 2013 - Queens Village

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

Winter Blood Drive - Alley Pond Environmental Center
February 21, 2013 - Douglaston

Give life, give blood. Call and speak to Liz to schedule an appointment. To date, almost 250 pints of blood have been collected; help that number grow. Free babysitting available to those parents who need it while they make their life saving donation.

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
February 21, 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.

Mini Musicians - South Norwalk Library
February 21, 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.

Countdown to Kindergarten - Fairfield Public Library
February 21, 2013 - Fairfield

A Pathways to Parenting program where educators discuss preparing your child for kindergarten.

Liederabend - Paul Hall
February 21, 2013 - New York

Pianists from Juilliard's Collaborative Piano Department perform vocal repertoire with singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts. FREE concert; no tickets required.

Healthy Living Workshop - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
February 21, 2013 - Valley Cottage

Bounce! Trampoline Sports hosts this latest in a series of free healthy living workshops. At this workshop, learn how toxins in your body are preventing you from losing weight, what you can do about it, NuLean & Weight Loss, what you need to know with Dr. Michael Cocilovo, the Director of New City Chiropractic Center.

Deaf Education Center Open House - Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
Through February 21, 2013 - Mill Neck

Open House at Mill Neck's Deaf Education Center will offer an overview of our comprehensive programs, including: Infant/Toddler (birth - age 3); Integrated Pre-K/K Auditory/Verbal Program for hearing and Deaf children; Total Communication Program for Pre-K through Grade 12; High School program; Deaf-Autism Special Needs; Extended Day programs in Athletics, Driver's Education, Music and more; Literacy Collaborative and Reading Recovery.To RSVP/more information, call 516-628-4214/4232 or contact info@millneck.org.

FREE Seminar: ' Vaccinations...Facts & Myths' - St. Charles Hospital
February 21, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Amy Goldberg, MD, Pediatrician, St. Charles Hospital, will discuss childhood vaccinations. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Adults only, please. Call to reserve your seat: (631) 474-3700

i9 Sports In-Person Registration - Modell's Sporting Goods
February 21, 2013 - West Nyack

i9 Sports helps kids succeed in life through sports, including youth flag football and soccer. The i9 Sports - Rockland County staff will be at Modell's Sporting Goods in the Palisades Mall with information about programs, give-aways, and sign-up opportunities.

Tot Shabbat Service - Bet Torah Nursery School
February 22, 2013 - Mt. Kisco

Nursery School students lead the singing. Kiddush follows the service. Open to all.

Wii Play - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
February 22, 2013 - Haverstraw

Students in grades 1-6 can challenge themselves and their friends on the Wii.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 22, 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 22, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-7 are invited for stories, crafts, and more. _re-registration is required. Fridays through May 17 other than March 29.

Fun Wii Fridays - Hollis Library
February 22, 2013 - Hollis

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

Visitor Day - Cornerstone Christian School
February 22, 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.

Game Day - Sunnyside Library
February 22, 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 22, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Movies - Brooklyn Public Library, Walt Whitman branch
February 22, 2013 - Fort Greene

Kids watch a movie based on a children's story book.

Chess Workshop - Brooklyn Public Library, Sheepshead Bay branch
February 22, 2013 - Sheepshead Bay

Everyone is invited to this chess workshop. All levels and ages are welcome.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
February 22, 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 22, 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.

downUNDER Premieres - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
February 22, 2013 - Fairfield

Unwind after a week at school. Watch a new to DVD movie and share snacks with friends in the downUnder Teen Center.

Nature Tales! - Suffolk County Environmental Center
February 22, 2013 - Islip

Join Jane Lewis for an exploration of the natural world through books. Ages 18 months to 5 with an accompanying adult.

Chinese New Year Celebration - Rutgers Community Programs
February 22, 2013 - Upper West Side

Celebrate The Year of the Snake at this annual Chinese New Year Party. Enjoy music, dance, crafts, light refreshments, and more. RSVP required: Jennifer at jmoore@rutgerschurch.org or 212-877-8227 x212. Children of all ages and their parent/caregiver are welcome.

i9 Sports In-Person Registration - Modell's Sporting Goods
February 22, 2013 - West Nyack

i9 Sports helps kids succeed in life through sports, including youth flag football and soccer. The i9 Sports - Rockland County staff will be at Modell's Sporting Goods in the Palisades Mall with information about programs, give-aways, and sign-up opportunities.

Family Purim Program - Temple Sholom
February 22, 2013 - Bayside

Join visiting Rabbi Beth Kalisch and Cantor Josée Wolff and welcome Shabbat and prepare for Purin with stories, songs, crafts and snacks. All children under Bar/Bat Mitzvah age are welcome to bring their families along. Call the Temple Office at 718-343-8660 to let us know you are planning to attend.

Real Steel - Free Sword Swallowing Show - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
February 23, 2013 - New York

More than 20 sword swallowers will be "dropping swords" at nearly 20 Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditoriums worldwide on February 23, 2013 in celebration of the 6th annual World Sword Swallower's Day. In New York City, Ripley's Times Square will host the largest group of sword swallowing performers. Led by Todd Robbins, the group of more than 10 sword swallowers will perform a free show outside of Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium. The show will start at 1:30 pm with an official "swallow" at 2:23:13 p.m. to coincide with the 2/23/13 date. People can also try swallowing a sword on their own -- virtually -- thanks to the new Ripley's Believe It or Not! app which features iSword. This cutting edge technology allows users to test their lightning-fast reactions and nerves of steel to score points and freak out their friends, all on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It's all the fun without any of the danger! Instructions on how to use the app will be provided at each World Swallower's Day event so we can all swallow together! World Sword Swallower's Day was founded by the Sword Swallowers Association International (SSAI) and is co-sponsored by Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Anime Club - Rockville Center Library
February 23, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Kids in Grades 7 to 12 watch and discuss computer animated creations and sometimes draw their own.

Crafts For Kids - Cupcake Corner
February 23, 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.

Purim Shpiel & Megilat Esther Reading - Temple Beth Torah
February 23, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Temple Beth Torah presents "A Shushan Street Purim." All ages are welcome for this celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim.

Queen Esther's Magic - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 23, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim with magician Simon Mandal. Then stay for a light dinner, a Megillah reading, and holiday songs to the tune of some well-known Disney songs.

Saturday Crafts - The Field Library
February 23, 2013 - Peekskill

Crafty kids can drop in for simple crafts from 11am-12pm and make a Unity Quilt Square, too.

Saturday Specials - Chappaqua Public Library
February 23, 2013 - Chappaqua

A program for special needs kids and their families: stories, songs, sensory activities, and schmoozing. For all ages. Registration required; space is limited.

Family Art Project: Seedy, Beady Paper - Wave Hill
February 23, 2013 - Bronx

Papermaker Randy Brozen shows participants how to make beautiful sheets of handmade paper, dressed up extra fancy, with seeds and seed beads.

Birding: Winter Birds - Clove Lakes Park
February 23, 2013 - Staten Island

Clove Lakes Park is for the birds...winter birds! Enjoy them up close and in the sky.

Saturday Family Programs: Charlotte's Web - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 23, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Enjoy the wonderful E. E. Cummings story as brought to life in this theatrical production.

African American History Month Celebration - The Discovery Museum
February 23, 2013 - Bridgeport

In honor of African American History Month, the Museum is focusing on storytelling and its role in documenting the history and culture of African-Americans. Professional storytellers and a variety of artists will perform. African American scientists and engineers will be honored.

4th Saturday Wildcard Night - The Moxie Spot
February 23, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

What's happening at the Moxie Spot? Come down and yell for your favorite activity. Whatever the vast majority decides, wins (or whomever yells the loudest!).

Children's Author Visit - Matthew Van Fleet - Wilton Library
February 23, 2013 - Wilton

Children ages 2 through 7 with caregivers are invited to a book reading and presentation by New York Times bestselling children's author Matthew Van Fleet. Mr. Van Fleet will talk about his latest interactive story book Lick, as well as some of his other books such as Sniff, Moo, Cat, and Heads.

Nutra Book Club Series - The Dolphin Bookshop and Cafe
February 23, 2013 - Port Washington

The Dolphin Bookshop and Cafe introduces a new book series. Join in this fun event to kick-off the Nutra Book Club Series.

Fractured Fables Puppet Theatre - Bank Street Bookstore
February 23, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Come see this improvisational audience-participation puppet show with live music, where you choose which classic tales are retold with a twist of comedy. Each show is unique and will feature special guests.

Harlem Stop 'N' Swap - Salvation Army Harlem Temple
February 23, 2013 - Harlem

Clear out clutter and help reduce NYC's waste at GrowNYC's Stop 'N' Swap by bringing clean, portable, reusable items to donate to a new home, or simply take home items that are useful to you. No furniture or large items. Plan to arrive by 2pm if you have things to give away. Visit GrowNYC.org/swap for more info or call 212-788-7964.

World Sword Swallower's Day - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
February 23, 2013 - Times Square

Celebrate the 7th annual World Sword Swallower's Day with free performances by death-defying sword swallowers. Performances start around 1:30pm, with an official worldwide "swallow" taking place at 2:23 pm (on 2/23/2013). Sword swallowing shows outside the museum are free. Regular admission is required for people wanting to tour Ripley's Times Square Odditorium.

Shireinu Special Needs Purim Service - Congregation Rodeph Sholom
February 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

With Purim just around the corner, families with kids who have special needs should know about this High Holy Day worship service which is sure to be a fun and meaningful experience. The Purim celebration is designed to be accessible, respectful, and embrace a wide variety of needs and sensitivities. The service is musical and interactive and open to the entire community, members and non-members, and all ages are welcome. Families will sing, play instruments, eat hamantaschen (and a variety of other healthy and tasty snacks), and come together with joy for the holiday. The service will include American Sign Language interpretation, a quiet room, and a visual schedule to help accommodate various needs, and the synagogue will provide a social story in advance of the service for anyone who would like to become familiarized with the experience and space. RSVP is encouraged. If you have questions or to RSVP, contact: specialneeds@crsnyc.org or 646-454-3124.

Morris is coming to visit us! - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
February 23, 2013 - North Salem

Morris is coming to visit us and he likes to be read to! RSVP now to read aloud to Morris! You can have a ten-minute session to read your favorite book to him. Morris is a therapy dog from Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue. For kids in grades 1-4.

Stone Cold Fox - Rockwood Music Hall II
February 23, 2013 - New York

Picture this: dreamy, folk-inspired tunes ignited by an aspiring musician's simple stroll in the city or while immersed in his own thoughts on a meaningless train ride. The concept seems almost too organic of an approach to songwriting to exist in the modern rock scene. Enter NYC's Stone Cold Fox - a group that echoes that exact raw musicianship and towers above anything you've ever heard because of it. The group's debut EP, The Young, is a thematic declaration of nostalgia that reflects on tales of loneliness and of leaving home too soon, an all-too-familiar chapter in life that's perfectly captured with its emotionally-charged lyrics. Stone Cold Fox certainly leaves no stone left unturned with this record, making full use of layered keyboards and synths while maintaining a dazzlingly organic sound to create instant ear candy. Fusing emotion with extravagance, Stone Cold Fox has an instant knack for spoiling listeners with a splash of sweet sing-alongs that will leave you humming along to its larger than life choruses and adding an extra hop in your step with its toe-tapping melodies. Visit http://www.stonecoldfoxmusic.com for more info!

Summer Camp Open House - PacPlex
February 23, 2013 - Flatlands

PacKids Summer Camp offers campers a variety of activities in a family-like atmosphere. Kids enjoy daily outdoor swimming, basketball, and soccer on indoor courts and field. They are also introduced to gymnastics and dance. Caring and attentive counselors maintain a positive and uplifting environment. This year campers will enjoy brand new facilities at PacPlex which is currently being rebuilt after sustaining severe damage in Hurricane Sandy. We are having an open house for registration. Come for our Early Bird Discount.

All Me: The Life and Times of Winifred Rembert - Bernie Wohl Center
February 23, 2013 - New York

Join us at Goddard Riverside Community Center’s Bernie Wohl Center for a special screening and art exhibit of “All ME: The Life & Times of WINFRED REMBERT”. This documentary chronicles the life of Winifred; an artist who grew up in the south picking cotton, who later emerged as a painter, known widely for his tableaux pieces about life in the Jim Crow south. Following the documentary, Winifred will answer questions, and pieces of his art will be on exhibit. This event is free and open to the public, however spaces are limited! Reserve your ticket online today: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AllMe.

Purim Day! - The JCC In Manhattan
February 23, 2013 - New York

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2012/2013 Season of R&R @ the JCC – February 23rd – Purim Day! WHO: Current Events Discussion Group: Schmooze on the News & Storytelling with Gia Pace; Hebrew Playgroup; PurimSpiel Shadow Puppet Show; Community Cinema: Norma Rae; Adventure Workshop with Rebeca Diaz; What’s Jewish Got To Do With Purim and Heroes? Lecture - Join Janet R. Kirchheimer, teaching fellow at CLAL to talk about Queen Esther and Mordechai and what Jewish wisdom says about heroes; Stony Brook University Vocalists A Capella Concert: and all the usual weekly R&R activities!!! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, creative art projects, Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHEN: Saturday February 23, 2013, 2:00pm-5:00pm (until March 23rd) WHERE: The JCC In Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 WHY: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and... IT'S ALL FREE! For more information: www.jccmanhattan.org/rr or join our Facebook page for updated information https://www.facebook.com/pages/RR-Shabbat-at-The-JCC-in-Manhattan/193553367387562

Crafts For Kids - Cupcake Corner
February 24, 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.

Cuentos - White Plains Public Library
February 24, 2013 - White Plains

Storytime in Spanish for the entire family.

The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism KidSchool Purim Celebration and Party - The SAJ
February 24, 2013 - Upper West Side

The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism hosts their annual KidSchool Purim celebration and party. Festivities include snacks, music, games, performances, and costumes. Guests welcome.

Nature Exploration (moderate) - High Rock Park Ranger Station
February 24, 2013 - Staten Island

Enjoy the natural beauty of High Rock Park with this moderate hike.

Phil Rosenthal - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
February 24, 2013 - N. Salem

Phil Rosenthal is a nationally renowned singer, songwriter, recording artist, and record producer. A native of Guilford, CT, Phil began his professional career in the 1970s as a mandolin player and singer in the New England-based bluegrass bands Apple Country and Old Dog. Sponsored by the Friends with a grant from M&T Bank for music at the library.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
February 24, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Small prizes for the winners. Break out some of Moxie Spot's board games, too.

Arts at The Park: Young Artist's Recital: Machenzie Melemed - Park Avenue Christian Church
February 24, 2013 - Upper East Side

In partnership with the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, Arts at The Park presents this talented young pianist, a prize winner of the 2012 Sixth NY International Piano Competition. The program will include classical works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Schumann.

Expressions 2013 - Rowayton Arts Center
Through February 24, 2013 - Rowayton

High-quality works by some of the region's finest artists will be on view at this juried all-media exhibition.

Purim Masquerade Disco Ball - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
February 24, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Make some hamentashen, enjoy a puppet show, show off your costume, dance to the disco fever, and celebrate the story of Purim.

Prevailing Winds Winter Concert - Fairfield Public Library
February 24, 2013 - Fairfield

The popular woodwind quintet will present a festive, interactive winter concert for families with children of all ages. Bring your marching shoes.

Words are Freedom: Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 24, 2013 - Prospect Heights

This event will discuss the autobiographical account by Jacobs, a former slave, of her master's cruelty and physical abuse, and her harrowing experience as a fugitive attempting to secure her children's freedom.

Classical Interludes: Apollo Trio - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 24, 2013 - Prospect Heights

The Apollo Trio perform work by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and Schubert.

Open House - Countryside Montessori School
February 24, 2013 - Great Neck

Join this informative Open House for an opportunity to learn more about the Montessori approach to education, tour the school and classrooms and meet the teachers.

MUSICAL PLAYGROUND - Brentwood Library
February 24, 2013 - Brentwood

Children ages 4 and up with adult join Jack on his adventure through the musical playground. Kids will sing, dance, laugh, and drum. Using strange instruments like the peace pipes or traditional drums like the jembe, kids will learn some basic musical skills in a hands-on interactive setting.

Open Houses for 2013 Season - Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts
February 24, 2013 - Wheatley Heights

Learn about Usdan's more than 40 summer programs in music, theater, dance, visual arts, creating writing, nature and ecology and chess for children ages 6-18, and tour the Center's 200-acre woodland campus.

EL AL Israel Airlines' Second Annual National Hamantaschen Eating Championship - Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun (KJ) Synagogue
February 24, 2013 - New York

EL AL Israel Airlines will host its second annual National Hamantaschen Eating Championship in celebration of Purim on Sunday, February 24 at 1:00 p.m. Non-professional “eaters” interested in participating can sign-up today through February 19th on the EL AL USA Facebook page (ELALIsraelAirlinesUSA). The 10 finalists, who will be chosen at random, will be notified on February 20th and must be available to take part in the eating contest on February 24th. During the festive event, run by All Pro Eating, the world’s only recognized independent competitive eating organization, participants will battle it out as they devour as many hamantaschen (triangle-shaped pastries) as possible in five minutes for the chance to win a free flight to Tel Aviv. To spice up the competition, All Pro Eating will bring in their #1 ranked Independent Competitive Eater in the world, Jamie “The Bear” McDonald to try and beat last year’s record set by Will “The Champ” Millender, who ate 25 hamantaschen in five minutes. Jamie “The Bear” is a sensation in the world of pro-eating and is coming off a streak of un-defeats having won 65 eating championships last year. Non-pros will need to beat last year’s record set by Rob “The Hebrew Hammer” Wizenberg, who devoured 14 hamantaschen in five minutes. Participants will compete for the grand prize of a round-trip flight to Tel Aviv from NYC or LA. If the first place winner “beats the pro,” he or she will win a second roundtrip ticket to Israel. Second and third place winners will receive vouchers for $500 and $250 respectively.

School of American Ballet: Free Workshops - Queens Theatre
February 24, 2013 - Flushing

The School of American Ballet, the official academy of New York City Ballet, will present free lecture-demonstrations at Queens Theatre.

School of American Ballet: Free Workshops - Queens Theatre
February 24, 2013 - Flushing

The School of American Ballet, the official academy of New York City Ballet, will present free lecture-demonstrations at Queens Theatre.

Tappin' the Farm's Maple Trees - Muscoot Farm
February 2


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