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KIDS THEATER IN BRONX WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4

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by Kids Events Editor February 4, 2013

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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 4 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 4, 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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Winter Open House - Gate Hill Day Camp
February 09, 2013 - Stony Point

Gate Hill Day Camp Winter Open House, 11 AM - 3 PM Saturday, February 9th Snow Date: Sun., February 10th Come join us Saturday, February 9th for our Winter Open House. Bring the whole family to enjoy a day of camp! Get colorful with our arts & crafts projects, get moving with a game of GaGa or go on a private family tour with one of Gate Hill's camp directors to see our 33 acre wooded facility and learn more about our programs. Family and friends are welcome and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by calling our office at (845) 947-3223 or visit us online at www.gatehilldaycamp.com.

31st Annual Westchester Camp & Summer Activities Fair - Crowne Plaza
February 10, 2013 - White Plains

Find the right camp in one afternoon! Learn all about day, sleepaway and specialty camps, and summer programs that are perfect for your children. Meet the directors and learn about the programs. Whether your kids are interested in sports camps, theater programs, swimming, arts & crafts, and more, you'll find camps that meet your criteria at this event.

Pajama Storytime - Rose Memorial Library
February 04, 2013 - Stony Point

Toddlers can get into their PJ's then head on over to the library for sleepy-time stories, silly songs, and a craft. Pre-registration is required.

Laptops for Teens - Hollis Library
February 04, 2013 - Hollis

Calling all teens: learn how to use a laptop to complete your homework assignments and play fun games.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
February 04, 2013 - Wilton

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

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
February 04, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

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

Chamber Music Society Concert - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 04, 2013 - Manhattan

David Finckel and Wu Han, Artistic Directors of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, together with CMS artists, celebrate the announcement of their 2013-14 season with a concert highlighting repertoire from the upcoming season. Presented in collaboration with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Adoption: Everything You Need to Know - Port Chester- Rye Brook Library
February 04, 2013 - Port Chester

A free event open to anyone interested in or involved with the adoption process, including professionals, community members, expectant parents, adoptive or prospective adoptive parents, and adoptees. Learn about the domestic and international adoption process, and meet the staff of Forever Families Through Adoption (FFTA). FFTA is authorized in CT and NY. No registration necessary. For information, contact Anna at 914-939-1180, or email [email protected]

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 04, 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 04, 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 04, 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.

Hurricane Relief Open Lab - Far Rockaway Library
February 04, 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.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Highway branch
February 04, 2013 - Gravesend

Children ages 18 months-3 years enjoy stories, music, and books.

Pajama Storytime - Rose Memorial Library
February 04, 2013 - Stony Point

Kids can get into their PJ's then head on over to the library for sleepy-time stories, silly songs, and a craft. Pre-registration is required.

Peek-a-Boo time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
February 04, 2013 - Williamsburg

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays.

Preschool Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
February 04, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Children enjoy stories from new and classic picture books, play, and enjoy various activities.

Homework Help - Rosedale Library
February 04, 2013 - Rosedale

Homework aid for children in first through sixth grades is available after school.

Board Games for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Cypress Hills branch
February 04, 2013 - Cypress Hills

Kids play traditional board games.

Family Storytime - Auburndale Library
February 04, 2013 - Flushing

This hour of story time with Ms. Stella G features reading books and a simple craft or activity for children and their caregivers.

Dream Big: Stories of Courage and Bravery - Richmond Hill Library
February 04, 2013 - Richmond Hill

Can one person can make a big difference in the world? Master storyteller Carl Gussin will tackle the question with inspiring stories old and new,from far and wide.

Munchkin Mondays - Palisades Center Mall
February 04, 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 04, 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.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting - Wilton Library
February 04, 2013 - Wilton

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join this group who work with the library by helping select materials for the teen collection, planning teen events, and more. Applications are available online for first time attendees or by emailing Marissa Antosh, Youth Services Assistant, at [email protected] Newcomers always welcome. Registration is recommended.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Merrick Jewish Center
February 04, 2013 - Merrick

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support groups meetings for parents one Monday of the month for parents on the South Shore. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Executive Director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
February 04, 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.

Book Chats with Anna Katsavos - Rockville Center Library
February 04, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Join in discussing Heft: A Novel by Liz Moore. Arthur weighs 550 pounds and hasn't left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Kel navigates life as a poor kid in a rich school, and pins his hopes on what seems like a promising baseball career. An unexpected connection transforms both their lives as they find sustenance and friendship in the most surprising places.

Wycliffe Gordon and Juilliard Jazz Ensembles - Paul Hall - The Juilliard School
February 04, 2013 - New York

Juilliard's new artist-in-residence and jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon performs with the Juilliard Jazz Ensembles. Frank Kimbrough Ensemble - Jordan Pettay, alto saxophone; Chase Baird, tenor saxophone; Alphonso Horne, trumpet; David Lantz, piano; Joshua Crumbly, bass; Jimmy Macbride, drums. Xavier Davis Ensemble - Gabriel Medd, trumpet; Matthew Musselman, trombone; Samora Pinderhughes, piano; Luke Sellick, bass; Carmen Intorre, drums. What You Dealin' With -Frank Kimbrough Ensemble - Traditional We Have Come into This House - W. GORDON Cheeky; W. GORDON Hello Pops; THOMAS "FATS" WALLER Black and Blue; LOUIS ARMSTRONG Keyhole Blues; W. GORDON The Nick of Time; W. GORDON What You Dealin' With. Welcome to Georgia Town -Xavier Davis Ensemble - LOUIS ARMSTRONG Swing That Music; W. GORDON Welcome to Georgia Town; W. GORDON Early In Da Moanin'; W. GORDON Grease Bucket; W. GORDON Savannah Song; JOHN BIRKS GILLSEPIE Umbrella Man; JAMES BROWN I Got the Feeling. FREE tickets available 1/22. Juilliard Jazz is a WBGO/Jazz 88 Arts Partner.

Free Trial Classes - Long Island City School of Ballet
February 04, 2013 - Long Island City

Interested in learning dance? Trial classes available from Feb 3 through Feb 9 in Ballet, Tap, and Sportsdance for Boys. As well as Broadway and Imagine Dance. Call for reservations 718-781-1169. Full class schedule available on website.

Decadent Pop-Up Chocolate Photo Booth - GODIVA Boutique Rockefeller Center
Through February 04, 2013 - New York

This Valentine's Day, GODIVA is encouraging chocolate lovers to “Share the Love” of chocolate with their friends, for the chance to win a 19-piece Gold Ballotin – and up to 500 more to share with their Facebook friends. To celebrate the sweepstakes, the GODIVA boutique at Rockefeller Center in New York City, will debut an interactive and indulgent pop-up photo kissing booth, created entirely out of decadent GODIVA chocolate. Fans are encouraged to visit the boutique Wednesday, January 30 – Monday, February 4 for the opportunity to pose for photos and share them with their friends and family via social media. Participants can also upload their photos on GODIVA's Facebook to enter to win the 2013 “Share the Love” Sweepstakes. Entrants who visit the boutique and “Share the Love,” will receive 25% off one GODIVA item or 25% off an $80 purchase on GODIVA.com. 10 lucky winners of the Share the Love” Sweepstakes will each receive a 19-piece Gold Ballotin – and up to 500 more to share with their Facebook friends. Fans can enjoy chocolate for themselves, then go ahead and share the love with family and friends. If consumers are unable to visit the in-boutique photo booth, fans can also enter the “Share the Love” sweepstakes online at http://www.godiva.com/Valentines-Day/share-the-love-sweepstakes,default,pg.html. The submission deadline is February 14, 2013.

Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew Book Club - Rose Memorial Library
February 05, 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 January 21.

La Leche - JCC Rockland
February 05, 2013 - West Nyack

Instructor Elly Egenberg, an accredited lactation counselor and La Leche League Leader, leads this informative session for new moms. Topics at this monthly program include the benefits, new beginnings, overcoming obstacles, and weaing. Afterward, stay for Story Time at the J.

Story Time at the J - JCC Rockland
February 05, 2013 - West Nyack

New parents with children up to 24 months are invited to this monthly get-together. Participants can mingle with other parents, listen with their babies to child-friendly books, and share parenting stories. Healthy snacks will be served.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
February 05, 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.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
February 05, 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 05, 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.

Parent Leadership Initiative (PLI) Training for the Town of Brookhaven - Middle Country Library
February 05, 2013 - Selden

Parent leadership initiative courses are one night a week with dinner and child care provided. Participants are given working knowledge of state and local government, media, civic relations and available community resources. Participants of this program will learn to become parent leaders, advocates, increase involvement in their community and make a real difference in the health, happiness and success of children in their community. A manddatory kick off retreat is February 2, 9am-3pm. Interested applicants will complete an application and interview process. Visit the website Childcaresuffolk.org.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 05, 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 05, 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 05, 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.

Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew Book Club - Rose Memorial Library
February 05, 2013 - Stony Point

Young readers of Nancy Drew mysteries in grades 3 and up can stop by the library for a brief book discussion, trivia games, a craft, and a snack. This month the group is reading Valentine's Day Secret.

Toddler Time Story Time and Sing Along with Ms. Cindy - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
February 05, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Stories, playtime, and lots of singing!

Writing Workshop - Langston Hughes Library
February 05, 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.

Chess - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Highway branch
February 05, 2013 - Gravesend

Chess for kids 8 and older.

Our Garden Club - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
February 05, 2013 - Marine Park

Kids with and without disabilities do gardening, explore gardening books, and hear stories, music, and crafts related to gardening. Part of The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.

Colorful Tuesdays - GREEN! - Chappaqua Public Library
February 05, 2013 - Chappaqua

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

Book Buddies - Hillcrest Library
February 05, 2013 - Flushing

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

Lunar New Year Story Time - Pottery Barn Kids
February 05, 2013 - White Plains

Celebrate the Year of the Snake with a themed story time including crafting, and a festive in-store parade.

Discussion with Michelle Rhee, Author of 'Radical: Fighting to Put Students First' - Barnes & Noble
February 05, 2013 - Upper East Side

Michelle Rhee, founder and CEO of StudentsFirst, a political advocacy organization for educational reform, discusses her new book, "Radical: Fighting to Put Students First." A book signing will follow.

How To Make It: Implementing Green Practices in Your Designs | Design Panel & Happy Hour - Powerhouse Arena
February 05, 2013 - Brooklyn

Are you considering turning your designs and business practices a deeper shade of green? Could branding yourself as “eco-friendly” mean a leg-up on the competition? Join UncommonGoods for How To Make It, a design panel and networking happy hour where design professionals will be sharing their advice on how to source more eco-friendly materials and how to set up a studio or workspace with little environmental impact.. Stay after the panel for free beer from Brooklyn Brewery and a chance to meet other creative professionals.  We also want to invite our guests to participate in the discussion by presenting their designs and business ideas to the panel for feedback. Visit website for more details.

Autism: How to Ensure Your Child has a Productive Day - The Offices of Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge
February 05, 2013 - Ridgefield

Academic, social and life goals will be addressed as they pertain to your child’s school program and daily family living skills. Learn how to structure your child’s leisure time to make it productive and enjoyable for your entire family. As a proud mother of a 15-year old son with Autism, Michele Isenberg, Learning Specialist and Executive Director of Wise Learning, will lead this discussion, and share her more than twenty years of training and personal experience. Bring your child’s I.E.P., as this workshop will be custom designed for its audience.

Book Buddies - Windsor Park Library
February 05, 2013 - Bayside

Children ages 4-8 will have the opportunity to improve their literacy skills by practicing reading to a buddy and listening to a buddy read aloud.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
February 05, 2013 - Wilton

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

Selecting Books for Tween Readers - Fairfield Public Library
February 05, 2013 - Fairfield

Drop in to the Teen Room to learn about great titles that are out there for your tween. Get personalized book suggestions tailored to your child's needs and interests.

Library Play Date - Rockville Center Library
February 05, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Need something to do with your little one? Then this is for you. Enjoy free play in an unstructured environment. Meet up with old friends, and make new ones. Siblings up to age 5 are welcome to attend.

Free Trial Classes - Long Island City School of Ballet
February 05, 2013 - Long Island City

Interested in learning dance? Trial classes available from Feb 3 through Feb 9 in Ballet, Tap, and Sportsdance for Boys. As well as Broadway and Imagine Dance. Call for reservations 718-781-1169. Full class schedule available on website.

Fisher-Price Reveals New Little People Characters - Citi Pond at Bryant Park
February 05, 2013 - Midtown

Fisher-Price will debut five new Little People characters during a musical performance by Genevieve Goings, singer/songwriter, followed by a meet and greet reception at Celsius at Bryant Park with refreshments and special gifts for guests younger than 5. The event is open to the public, but tickets will be distributed throughout the performance for the meet and greet.

Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School Information Session - Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School
February 05, 2013 - Greenwood Heights

The Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School (BUGS) is a new public charter middle school (6th - 8th grades) in Brooklyn’s Community School District 15, which serves the Gowanus, Red Hook, Sunset Park, Kensington, Carroll Gardens, and Park Slope neighborhoods. Find out more about lottery and admissions at this information session.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
February 06, 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 06, 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).

Kirigami Lanterns - Rose Memorial Library
February 06, 2013 - Stony Point

Kids can have fun, experiment, and let their creativity go wild as they fold, cut, and decorate a piece of paper into a dazzling Valentine decoration. Pre-registration is required.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
February 06, 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 06, 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 06, 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 06, 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.

Steel Drum Carnival - Floral Park Public Library
February 06, 2013 - Floral Park

Grades 1-6. Participate in a steel drum band. Learn the tradition of Carnival. Do the limbo.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 06, 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 06, 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 06, 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 06, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Toddler Time - Langston Hughes Library
February 06, 2013 - Corona

Share stories, songs, finger plays, and animal friends for a fun-filled program. For children 1 through 3 years old. Accompanied by a caregiver.

Welcome the Year of the Snake! - Hillcrest Library
February 06, 2013 - Flushing

Happy Chinese New Year! Enjoy this program for ages children 6-14 and celebrate the Year of the Snake. Seating is limited. Refreshments will be served. Preregistration is required.

Disco Time and Sing Along - Brooklyn Public Library, Cortelyou branch
February 06, 2013 - Ditmas Park

Join Gillad Khalifa and Yoni the Puppet for disco dancing and Sing alongs.

826 NYC After School Tutoring - Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg branch
February 06, 2013 - Brooklyn

Kids can get help with homework.

Wii for Tweens - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
February 06, 2013 - Greenpoint

Tweens play Mario Kart and Smash Bros. on the Wii.

Magic Tricks Workshop with Jeremy Pasternak - Briarwood Library
February 06, 2013 - Briarwood

Enjoy fun and illusions in Jeremy Pasternak's magic tricks workshop. Preregistration is required.

Knights of Queens - Queens Village Library
February 06, 2013 - Queens Village

Calling all budding Chess Masters! Children Ages 6-16 will learn chess basics or sharpen their skills and strategies. Chess equipment will be provided.

Classical Interludes: Brooklyn Philharmonic Chamber Players - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 06, 2013 - Prospect Heights

The Brooklyn Phil's chamber group examines Brooklyn's history as a classical music hotbed at the turn of the previous century. Enjoy excerpts from Brooklyn-based composers.

CHESS CLUB: Grades K-12 - Westport Library
February 06, 2013 - Westport

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

TEEN ZOMBIE CLUB - Westport Library
February 06, 2013 - Westport

Meet other zombie fans for zombie-related activities. Register online. For middle school and up.

Creation Station! - Wilton Library
February 06, 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.

Hope Bereavement Support Group - Oceanside Jewish Center
February 06, 2013 - Oceanside

HOPE bereavement support group is open to parents who have suffered the loss of a child. Experience the freedom to express your feelings and the sharing of coping skills under the guidance of a professional facilitator. All are welcome.

Free Trial Classes - Long Island City School of Ballet
February 06, 2013 - Long Island City

Interested in learning dance? Trial classes available from Feb 3 through Feb 9 in Ballet, Tap, and Sportsdance for Boys. As well as Broadway and Imagine Dance. Call for reservations 718-781-1169. Full class schedule available on website.

The Global Communication and Foreign Language Magnet School, PS 151 OPEN HOUSE - PS 151, Global Communication and Foreign Language Magnet School
February 06, 2013 - Woodside

The Magnet School of Global Communication and Foreign Language, PS 151, has initiated the three year process to be accredited by the International Baccalaureate (IB) - Primary Year Program (PYP). This prestigious and rigorous method of instruction is accepted world-wide as a standard in academic excellence. The goal of the IB program is to develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills of our students to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. The PYP program is the start of a continuum that guides students through their academic career. 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.

Science Cafe featuring NYT bestselling author Dan Ariely - The Yale Club of New York, Grand Ballroom
February 06, 2013 - New York

Bestselling author, Dan Ariely, speaks about leading more sensible – if not rational– lives. One challenge is what’s good for us right now is often not what is good for us in the long term. For example, dieting and saving are not so much fun now, but good for the future. When faced with such tradeoffs, we often focus on the short term rather than long term goals and get ourselves into trouble. By understanding where we fall short, there are methods we can use to overcome our natural inclinations. RSVP today at www.fabbsfoundation.org/self-control or call 202-572-3023.

Priscilla Stuckey To Discuss Her Book - Bluestockings Bookstore
February 06, 2013 - New York

What kind of world have we created with the story of Earth as a machine? In Kissed by a Fox: And Other Stories of Friendship in Nature, writer, scholar, and Earth-advocate Priscilla Stuckey examines the mechanistic Western story about humans and nature, challenging preconceptions about economics, politics, and religion—and about ourselves. "[An] entertaining and emotionally resonant book." ––Publishers Weekly. "Priscilla Stuckey explores our Western spiritual and political choices and argues for a new approach to nature, all of it….an artful and engaging narrative." ––Story Circle Book Reviews Website for more info: priscillastuckey.com.

Mother 2 Mother Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health WIC Office
February 06, 2013 - Haverstraw

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 on February 20.

Mother Goose Rhymes for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
February 07, 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 07, 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 Makers - JCC Rockland
February 07, 2013 - West Nyack

Students in grades 8-12 are invited to a brainstorming session to help create community service projects. Participants will discuss various projects and review different charities to determine which ones to help.

Faces and Figures - Stamford Art Association
Through February 07, 2013 - Stamford

An open juried art exhibit for distinguished and creative expression depicting faces and figures at the Stamford Art Association. This year's juror is local artist and teacher, Eddie Nino. January 13 - February 7, 2013.

After School Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
February 07, 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.

Chess Instruction - Manhasset Public Library
February 07, 2013 - Manhasset

Learn to play chess or perfect your skills in these instructional sessions (Grades 2-6). All levels are welcome. Hosted by the Long Island Chess Nuts. Chess sets will be provided. Registration required.

British Invasions-Andrew Lloyd Webber with Dr. James Kolb - Manhasset Public Library
February 07, 2013 - Manhasset

Dr. James Kolb, Professor of Drama and Dance at Hofstra University discusses the work of Andrew Lloyd Webber whose career spans the last four decades of the 20th century and into the 21st, beginning with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, followed by Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, Starlight Express, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful Game and Love Never Dies. His work has been profoundly influenced by his family�s involvement in classical music, and his youthful enthusiasm for the American musical theatre.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 07, 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 07, 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 07, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Teen Leadership - JCC Rockland
February 07, 2013 - West Nyack,

The JCC's Cathie Izen hosts this leadership and brainstorming meeting where teens can come together to create community service projects that help people locally, nationally, and internationally. Participants will review different charities to decide which ones to support. In the process, participants will develop communication and leadership skills, learn how to brainstorm, and enhance their compassion for others. Students in grades 7 and 8 meet at 7pm; students in grades 9-12 meet at 8pm.

Lego Club - White Plains Public Library
February 07, 2013 - White Plains

Children in grades 1 through 6 are invited to design and build their own structures using The Trove's Lego set.

Tales for Tails - The Field Library
February 07, 2013 - Peekskill

Children in Grade 1 and up are invited (with a parent) to read to a special dog. All volunteer dogs are certified through The Good Dog Foundation. Sign-up required.

Take a Free Practice SAT Test - Briarwood Library
February 07, 2013 - Briarwood

Teens can warm up for the test and find out how they would score. Get a realistic practice and try their hand at the types of questions they'll face on the actual exam. Participants receive a personalized score report pinpointing their strengths and weaknesses. Preregistration is required. Reserve a seat at PrincetonReview.com/Events or call 800-273-8439. This is event #87926.

Attraction or Distraction - Rosedale Library
February 07, 2013 - Rosedale

Girls ages 11-21 talk about some major distractions of the teen years, and how to prevent them from interfering with life goals.

Story Craft - Brooklyn Public Library, Pacific branch
February 07, 2013 - Park Slope

Create an arts and crafts project based on a story read aloud earlier in the session.

Design and Create Your Own Jewelry with Yvette Powell - Rosedale Library
February 07, 2013 - Rosedale

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.

Ridge Kids Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
February 07, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Kids practice their writing skills in a focused workshop environment.

Ridge Kids Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
February 07, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Kids practice their writing skills in a focused workshop environment.

Chess Class - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
February 07, 2013 - Homecrest

Babies and toddlers enjoy stories, singing, and arts and crafts.

Teen Thursdays - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
February 07, 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 - Rochdale Village Library
February 07, 2013 - Jamaica

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

Mini Musicians - South Norwalk Library
February 07, 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.

Integrating Movement with Learning: Sensory Processing and Neuron-Do® Martial Arts How and why can movement improve learning? - Norwalk City Hall
February 07, 2013 - Norwalk

Terri R. Epstein, an occupational therapist with a specialty in sensory integration, will explain sensory processing and the importance of sensory regulation for learning. She will discuss and demonstrate techniques that help regulate a child physically and ways to incorporate the concept of a "sensory diet" throughout the day -- at home and at school -- to allow children to be more present and available for learning. Dr. Douglas DeMassa will discuss how his brain-based martial art, Neuron-Do®, integrates physical movement with learning to help students improve attention, endurance, short-term memory skills, impulse control, time-on-task, visual tracking, balance, coordination, and self-confidence.

Get Into It! FREE - Stepping Stones Museum
February 07, 2013 - Norwalk

The museum stays open late with free admission and activities. An Open Arms program.

Meet the Tooth Fairy - Fairfield Public Library
February 07, 2013 - Fairfield

The Tooth Fairy will visit the Library to encourage good dental habits. Join this presentation with fairy dust, colorful visuals and songs.

Outsmarting Your Toddler with Love - Fairfield Public Library
February 07, 2013 - Fairfield

This Pathways to Parenting program offers tips on learning how to calm outbursts, stop most tantrums before they start, and build a loving and respectful relationship with your child.

Cancer Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
February 07, 2013 - Park Slope

This group meets the first Thursday of every month for those who have survived and are currently being treated for cancer.

Raising Caring, Capable Kids with Habits of Mind Workshop - Bank Street Bookstore
February 07, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Join authors Lauren A. Carner, Ph.D and Angela Iadavaia-Cox for this informative workshop for parents, teachers, and other care-givers based on their book "Raising Capable, Caring Kids with Habits of Mind." This workshop includes a brief overview of what the habits of mind are, an in-depth discussion of some of these habits with a focus on how parents and caregivers alike can use them at home and school, with handouts and a Q&A session afterwards. "Raising Caring, Capable Kids with Habits of Mind" provides many engaging stories and examples for parents to their help children succeed and thrive in school as well as in life. There are practical tips that apply to daily life with children--for issues big and small-- everything from managing homework to resolving arguments between siblings to encouraging the reluctant child. This book breaks new ground in taking the Habits of Mind out of the classroom and into the home.

Artist Diploma Recital: Jie Yuan, piano - Willson Theater - The Juilliard School
February 07, 2013 - New York

Artist Diploma in Performance Recital Series. Jie Yuan, piano; Charles Yang and Julia Ahyoung Choi, violins; Jenni Gi H. Seo, viola; Jennifer Yunyoung Choi, cello; Sylvia Rosenberg, quintet coach. LIGETI Musica ricercata, Nos. 3, 8, and 10; SCHUBERT Four Impromptus, Op. 142; DVORÁK Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81. The Artist Diploma performers constitute the few highly gifted and experienced musicians selected to develop their artistry and professionalism in the ever-changing contemporary world. FREE; no tickets required.

Free Trial Classes - Long Island City School of Ballet
February 07, 2013 - Long Island City

Interested in learning dance? Trial classes available from Feb 3 through Feb 9 in Ballet, Tap, and Sportsdance for Boys. As well as Broadway and Imagine Dance. Call for reservations 718-781-1169. Full class schedule available on website.

Guild Hall presents Montauk School’s Word Up! Poetry Program - Guild Hall
February 07, 2013 - East Hampton

In this live poetry event, middle school students from Montauk school will read original works, selected poems, memorized works, and fellow students’ poems on the stage of the John Drew Theater. The students have been working in school with professional poets to learn how to write, revise and present their own original works of poetry.

Picture Book Time - Hempstead Library
February 08, 2013 - Hempstead

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

Chinese Cooking Class for Teens - Manhasset Public Library
February 08, 2013 - Manhasset

Teens in grades 7-12 will learn how to make chinese food and have fun doing so.

Like Cat and Dogs: The Innermost Hopes and Hates of our Beloved Pets - Manhasset Public Library
February 08, 2013 - Manhasset

Live theater starring Debbie Starker and David Houston in a humorous one-hour performance reading in the style of Radio Drama with music and effects. The performance features classics from Thurber's Pet Department and Eliot's Practical Cats, glimpses of Mehitabel, an occasional absurdity from Ogden Nash, and outrageous snatches from such recent tomes as Cat-echisms, and How to Raise a Jewish Dog.

Wii Play - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
February 08, 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 08, 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 08, 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 08, 2013 - Hollis

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

Visitor Day - Cornerstone Christian School
February 08, 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.

Tot Shabbat - Temple B'nai Torah
February 08, 2013 - Wantagh

The community is invited to join Rabbi Marci Bellows, Cantor Steven Sher, Gail Goldstein and Emily Altman for this, special early childhood Shabbat experience of singing, and storytelling.

Meet Curious George - Barnes & Noble at Palisades Center
February 08, 2013 - West Nyack

Come meet Curious George, one of the most famous children's book characters of all time, and hear stories about this curious little monkey and his adventures.

Game Day - Sunnyside Library
February 08, 2013 - Sunnyside

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

Valentine Crafts - Whitestone Library
February 08, 2013 - Whitestone

Enjoy making a craft for that special someone in the family. Participants will make 3-D Valentine cards, finger puppet hearts, and more.

Valentine Jewelry Design for Tweens - Langston Hughes Library
February 08, 2013 - Corona

Tweens ages 8-13 will learn how to make jewelry as a gift for themselves or someone they love this Valentine season.

First Friday at Chabad - Shabbat in Iceland - Chabad of the Rivertowns
February 08, 2013 - Dobbs Ferry

Family sabbath services followed by a sit down dinner. Enjoy Icelandic treats and atmosphere. RSVP necessary; online chabadrt.org or call at 693-6100.

Movies - Brooklyn Public Library, Mapleton branch
February 08, 2013 - Mapleton

Kids enjoy an after-school movie.

Teen and Tween Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Stone Avenue branch
February 08, 2013 - Brownsville

Teens and tweens gather for books, games, music, homework, and socializing.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
February 08, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
February 08, 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 08, 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.

Family Dance Party - Fairfield Public Library
February 08, 2013 - Fairfield

An after -hours dance party for families with children of all ages.

Nature Tales! - Suffolk County Environmental Center
February 08, 2013 - Islip

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

Free Trial Classes - Long Island City School of Ballet
February 08, 2013 - Long Island City

Interested in learning dance? Trial classes available from Feb 3 through Feb 9 in Ballet, Tap, and Sportsdance for Boys. As well as Broadway and Imagine Dance. Call for reservations 718-781-1169. Full class schedule available on website.

Board Games - Finkelstein Memorial Library
February 08, 2013 - Spring Valley

Children ages 5-12 years old can challenge themselves and their friends on their chosen board games.

AMC Immortal Love Pop-Up Experience - 530 Fifth Avenue
February 08, 2013 - Midtown West

From February 8-10, AMC celebrates the Valentine's Day premieres of two new unscripted series, "Freakshow" and "Immortalized," through the Immortal Love pop-up experience. Located at 530 Fifth Ave. and open to the public from 12-6pm, the installation will be anchored by all things bizarre and unique including eccentric entertainers, human wonders, mind-bending taxidermy displays, tantalizing interactive content, and will feature celebrated fashion designer Cesar Galindo's "Life Suspended" couture collection. For more information on the cable network's two new series, visit amctv.com.

School Breaks Open House - BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
February 09, 2013 - Brooklyn

Grow your child's creativity at BAX. Get a chance to see the space, meet the program director, ask questions & REGISTER. 2013 Summer Arts Program Registration opens then too, so make sure to come by and secure your slot! We know you have a creative, curious child at home. Look no further for a fun way for them to spend their time away from school! Our School Breaks Programs offer a host of arts specialties, including Circus, Drama, Tumbling, Dance, Musical Theatre, Visual Arts, and Film, all of which are led by our excellent specialist teaching artists. For more information visit http://youth.bax.org/school-breaks-open-house. President’s Week: February 18 & 19 | Spring Break: March 25-29 & April 1-2. For children currently enrolled in grades K-5. For more information on our President’s Week & Spring Break Arts Program, visit http://youth.bax.org/presidents-week-and-spring-break-arts-program/ Summer Arts Program | July 1-August 16 - For children entering grades K-6 For more information on our Summer Arts Program stay tuned to http://youth.bax.org/summer. For Financial Aid information for all youth programs at BAX, visit http://youth.bax.org/financial-aid.

Comic Books and Manga - Hempstead Library
February 09, 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.

Tot Shabbat Service - Montebello Jewish Center
February 09, 2013 - Suffern

Montebello Jewish Center invites families with young children to this monthly, Saturday morning "tot Shabbat" service. Through interactive songs, games, stories, and other experiences, young children will learn prayers, explore Torah stories and Jewish holidays, and have fun.

Storytime: Valentines Day - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
February 09, 2013 - West Nyack

Barnes & Noble hosts a special event to celebrate the holiday of love. Children are invited to hear The Perfect Hug by Joanna Walsh and Judi Abbot. This fabulous, feel-good picture book is simply bursting with the cuddliest, snuggliest, most perfect hugs. This special event also includes fresh-baked cookies and a Valentines Day craft.

Anime Club - Rockville Center Library
February 09, 2013 - Rockville Centre

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

Community Service: Mardi Gras Masks - Rockville Center Library
February 09, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Kids in Grades 7 to 12 will help little kids make masks to celebrate Mardi Gras. Community Service hours will be awarded. Register at the Children�s Reference Desk, or call 766-6257x6.

Crafts For Kids - Cupcake Corner
February 09, 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.

Chinese New Year Celebration! - Pelham Art Center
February 09, 2013 - Pelham

As part of this Folk Arts Series, Pelham Art Center rings in the Year of the Snake with a lively demonstration of a traditional "Lion Dance," performed by Kwan's Kung Fu Studio of Peekskill, and an art-making workshop. The dance begins at 2:30pm. Don't forget to wear red for good luck!

Saturday Crafts - The Field Library
February 09, 2013 - Peekskill

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

MoMA Presents: Jacob Lawrence and the Migration Series-1941 - Langston Hughes Library
February 09, 2013 - Corona

In honor of Black History Month, this event will showcase the works by Jacob Lawrence from the Migration Series, depicting the struggles and achievements of African Americans in their massive northern migration from the South during the first half of the 20th century.

Music from the Mind of the Trumpet - Langston Hughes Library
February 09, 2013 - Corona

The Eddie Allen Quintet pays tribute to such legendary trumpeters as Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, Woody Shaw, Clifford Brown, Blue Mitchell, Lee Morgan, and, of course, Eddie Allen himself.

St. Paul's Church and the Civil War - St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
February 09, 2013 - Mt. Vernon

Opening of new exhibition, "St. Paul's & the Civil War," and a recognition of President's Day & Black History Month. The exhibition commemorates the 150th anniversary of the great national conflict, including a talk about the role of religion in the Civil War by Professor Robert T. Valentine of Lehman College. There will be talks and re-enactments commemorating President's Day and February as Black History Month, including appearances by Presidents Washington, Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, and underground railroad icon, Harriet Tubman. Many activities are suitable for children.

Celebrate Black History Month with Javaka Steptoe - Central Library
February 09, 2013 - Jamaica

Enjoy an afternoon with this celebrated children's book author and illustrator, has he shares his work and inspires children of all ages. Space is limited; tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 1pm on the day of the program, at the Children's Library Discovery Center.

Family Art Project: Hearts and Flowers - Wave Hill
February 09, 2013 - Bronx

Breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers and enjoy their colorful blooms. Use them as inspiration to make lovely, lacy, feathery and flowerful Valentine's Day cards.

Old-Fashioned Winter's Afternoon - Rye Nature Center
February 09, 2013 - Rye

A traditional favorite event in Rye. Log sawing contests, fire-roasted marshmallows, and fun crafts to warm everyone up.

Valentine's Day Letter-Writing Station - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
February 09, 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.

Chinese New Year: The Snake - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 09, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Performers present examples of Chinese performing arts on this day of celebrating Chinese New Year and the year of the snake.

Hands-on History: I Love Rufus & Mary - King Manor Museum
February 09, 2013 - Jamaica

Celebrate love this month and learn about the King family and how much they loved their family and friends. Mary King gave her friend Sarah a very special piece of jewelry to go in her hair. Children can make their own hair clip and valentines for the people they love.

Binoculars Up! - Connecticut Audubon Society
February 09, 2013 - Fairfield

Join long-time birder and naturalist Richard Worth who will teach you how to identify Connecticut's birds by sight and sound. Backyard birding begins at the feeder, so you'll also learn who is at the feeder at this time of year, their feeding habits, and their characteristics. Worth will discuss ways to attract birds to your feeder, what birdseed (or nectar) to use, and where to place feeders. The program will end with a short walk in the Larsen Sanctuary (weather permitting). Bring your binoculars, note pad and field guides. Identification books are also available in the Nature Store. Register in advance by calling ext. 109.

Volunteens - Norwalk Public Library
February 09, 2013 - Norwalk

This community service program for kids in middle and high school allows kids to give back by tackling all sorts of tasks, from cleaning and organizing to office work and program planning. Meet in the Teen Room. Drop in anytime during the day; no advance registration is necessary.

Accessibility Day - Stepping Stones Museum
February 09, 2013 - Norwalk

Free admission for families with children who have special needs. An Open Arms program.

Valentine's Day Crafts - Wilton Library
February 09, 2013 - Wilton

Children of all ages are invited to drop in and make a Valentine Craft to take home. No registration needed.

Gone in 60 Seconds Book Club - Wilton Library
February 09, 2013 - Wilton

Is it possible to write and perform a 60-second version of a great book? Re-tell high-octane versions of the best in children's literature. Participants will pick the most important scenes, characters and lines and then speed-read through the finished product. Once you've learned how to edit, analyze, compromise and communicate, you'll use technology to enhance literary skills by creating an animated mini-movie trailer of one of your 60 second extravaganzas. The book this month is Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Grades 4-6, children under 12 must have a caregiver in the building. No registration.

Family Day: Street Art - Bellarmine Museum of Art
February 09, 2013 - Fairfield

Decorate your own cardboard subway car and learn about the art of painter Colleen Browning NA (1918-2003), whose work is featured in the museum's current exhibition, Colleen Browning: The Early Works. The event features drop-off craft activities throughout the afternoon as well as an age-appropriate tour of the museum's galleries and story time.

'Sugar Blues' A Healthy Show & Tell Parent's Nutritional Workshop - The Dolphin Bookshop and Cafe
February 09, 2013 - Port Washington

A great hands-on nutritional workshop with Healthwell Corporate Solutions.

Winterfest - PS/MS 165
February 09, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Winterfest is an indoor, fun-filled school carnival for children and their families. There will be music and magic, carnival games and prizes, arts and crafts, Wii, books and toys, a raffle, food, and more.

Fractured Fables Puppet Theatre - Bank Street Bookstore
February 09, 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.

Family Affair: All about You & Me - The Bronx Museum of the Arts
February 09, 2013 - Bronx

Join us for a day all about you and me! Enjoy an afternoon packed with art and food making activities based on artist Joan Semmel's work in the exhibition " The Lucid Eye".

Families Recovering from Divorce - Half Hollow Hills Community Library
February 09, 2013 - Dix Hills

Suffolk County Psychological Association and Nassau County Psychological Association are co-sponsoring this psycho-educational workshop for families that have gone through a divorce. The workshop is family friendly and while parents can attend alone they are encouraged to bring adolescents and children over 6 years old. Part of the morning will include separate activities for parents, adolescents and children. Although the workshop is designed for families, it also may be helpful for one parent, step-parents or an adult child of divorce. Register at FamiliesRecoveringFromDivorce.org. or by telephone at the Library, 631 421-4530.

School-Aged Child Adoption Info Meeting - Spence-Chapin Services
February 09, 2013 - Hauppauge

Adopting a school-aged child is becoming more common, yet the details of how kids transition, bond, and attach into their families largely remains a mystery for many families. Join a discussion on who these children are, what their emotional and developmental needs are, and if you could be the right match for a child growing up without a family.

HARBORFROST - Bay Street Theatre
February 09, 2013 - Sag Harbor

Come in from the cold as Bay Street Theatre welcomes all to keep cozy and warm whether it's after the plunge on the Long Wharf or before the big fireworks. In the lobby kids can warm up with hot chocolate and watch cartoons on the big screen .

Free Trial Classes - Long Island City School of Ballet
February 09, 2013 - Long Island City

Interested in learning dance? Trial classes available from Feb 3 through Feb 9 in Ballet, Tap, and Sportsdance for Boys. As well as Broadway and Imagine Dance. Call for reservations 718-781-1169. Full class schedule available on website.

HarborFrost 2013 - Sag Harbor Village
February 09, 2013 - Sag Harbor

Sponsored by the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce & The Sag Harbor Express, the festival features ice carving demonstrations, fire dancers, a treasure hunt, and fireworks at the end of the day. On Main Street, there will be store and restaurant specials as well as live music. There will also be a Polar Bear Plunge at Windmill Beach benefiting the Volunteer Ambulance Corp, a special story time at the John Jermain Library, and a HarborFrost farmers market.

Chinese New Year Celebration! - Pelham Art Center
February 09, 2013 - Pelham

As part of its folk arts series, Pelham Art Center rings in the Year of the Snake with a lively demonstration of a traditional "Lion Dance," performed by Kwan's Kung Fu Studio of Peekskill, and an art workshop in making snake puppets and lanterns out of paper. The dance begins at 2:30pm. Don't forget to wear red for good luck!

Chinese New Year Celebration! - Pelham Art Center
February 09, 2013 - Pelham

As part of its folk arts series, Pelham Art Center rings in the Year of the Snake with a lively demonstration of a traditional "Lion Dance," performed by Kwan's Kung Fu Studio of Peekskill, and an art workshop in making snake puppets and lanterns out of paper. The dance begins at 2:30pm. Don't forget to wear red for good luck!

School Break Open House - BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
February 09, 2013 - Park Slope

Visit BAX and see what it offers for summer camp possibilities. BAX offers a host of specialties, including circus, drama, tumbling, dance, musical theatre, visual arts, and film, all of which are led by specialist teaching artists.

Open House - Pinocchio Children's Palace
February 09, 2013 - Midwood

Come tour a brand new spacious pre-k school that can accommodate 200 children.

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2012/2013 Season of R&R @ the JCC - February 9th - Renaissance Day! - The JCC In Manhattan
February 09, 2013 - New York

Greetings All - This R&R is dedicated to Jews & the Renaissance. Feel free to come in costume. Pickles will be served! Everything is free! ALL ARE WELCOME TO THIS FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT! Huzzah! WHO: Dudley Mudd: Occupation Foole All-Ages Slapstick Show & Workshop; Walk Around Character Improv with the R&R Court Jester; Face Painting; Children’s Art Project: Deepening our Connections with Medieval Times; Adult Art Project: Drawing & Sketching in Three-Dimensional Space; Jews in the Renaissance Lecture (1450-1650) with The Creepy Bard David Mikofsky; Stage Combat Workshop; Henry Martin: How to be a Pirate Show; Community Cinema: The Agony and the Ecstasy; History of & Life at a Renaissance Faire Lecture, A Capella Concert: Sirens Of Sterling 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 9, 2013, 2:00pm-5:00pm (until March 23rd) WHERE: The JCC In Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 INDOORS 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 JOIN OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/RR-Shabbat-at-The-JCC-in-Manhattan/193553367387562 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 2 pm Dudley Mudd: Occupation Foole All-Ages Slapstick Show Renaissance Foole Dudley Mudd performs comedy, juggling, mind-reading, storytelling and creates works of art right before your very eyes! L2 Auditorium Walk Around Character Improv with the R&R Court Jester Until 5 pm Locations throughout the building. Face Painting for All Ages Until 5 pm L2 Hallway Children’s Art Project: Deepening our Connections with Medieval Times (Ages 4 and Under) L3 Mixed Media (Ages 5 and Up) L3 Drawing and Painting 2:30 pm Stage Combat Workshop Discussion, choreographed fight and demonstration of Renaissance stage combat. Workshop and Q&A to follow. Lobby History of & Life at a Renaissance Faire Lecture Hear ye! Hear ye! Ever wonder how Renaissance Faires got started or what life is like working at one? Now is your chance to get a behind the scenes look at an American amusement park like no other! L1 Classroom 1 Community Cinema: The Agony and the Ecstasy (Dir. Carol Reed, USA, 1965, 138 min) Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo, who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius. The film focuses on the battle of wills between the perfectionist artist and the impatient Pope who commissions (and eventually commands) him to paint the famed chapel. L3 Classroom 1 Adventure Workshop with Randy Kiersnowski (Ages 7-10.) 7th Floor Reception Room 3 pm Adult Art Project: Drawing & Sketching in Three-Dimensional Space [Adult Symbol] During the Renaissance, artists learned to use linear perspective, the idea that converging lines meet at a single vanishing point and shapes get smaller with increasing distance from the eye, to help paintings accurately represent the world they saw around them. Practice these and other fascinating methods to create wonderful drawing for you to keep. L1 Adults Center Children’s Art Project: Deepening our Connections with Medieval Times (Ages 4 and Under) L3 Mixed Media (Ages 5 and Up) L3 Drawing and Painting 3:30 pm Henry Martin: How to be a Pirate Show Captain Martin instructs his audience in the ways of pirate life-- including pirate language, pirate walk, pirate song, and pirate swordplay! "How to be a Pirate" enthralls young and old alike with comedy, audience interaction, and even a touch of history! L2 Auditorium Storytelling for Families with Shawn Shafner 7th Floor Makom Stage Combat Workshop Discussion, choreographed fight and demonstration of Renaissance stage combat. Workshop and Q&A to follow. Lobby 4 pm Jews in the Renaissance (1450-1650) with The Creepy Bard David Mikofsky From the expulsions, restrictions on occupations, blood libels and pogroms to the mysticism of Safed, the rise of Jewish Urbanism and the writings of Spinoza- the Renaissance was a rich and complex time in Jewish history. The always entertaining David Mikofsky is our guide through the dark and deep days of the Jews in the Middle Ages. L1 Classroom 1 Dudley Mudd Workshop Take part in a physical comedy and juggling workshop along with a Q & A on performing incredibly stupefying and timeless acts for the enjoyment of others. 7th floor Reception Room Adult Art Project: Drawing & Sketching in Three-Dimensional Space During the Renaissance, artists learned to use linear perspective, the idea that converging lines meet at a single vanishing point and shapes get smaller with increasing distance from the eye, to help paintings accurately represent the world they saw around them. Practice these and other fascinating methods to create wonderful drawing for you to keep. L1 Adults Center Children’s Art Project: Deepening our Connections with Medieval Times (Ages 4 and Under) L3 Mixed Media (Ages 5 and Up) L3 Drawing and Painting A Cappella Concert: Sirens of Sterling Lobby

AMC Immortal Love Pop-Up Experience - 530 Fifth Avenue
February 09, 2013 - Midtown West

From February 8-10, AMC celebrates the Valentine's Day premieres of two new unscripted series, "Freakshow" and "Immortalized," through the Immortal Love pop-up experience. Located at 530 Fifth Ave. and open to the public from 12-6pm, the installation will be anchored by all things bizarre and unique including eccentric entertainers, human wonders, mind-bending taxidermy displays, tantalizing interactive content, and will feature celebrated fashion designer Cesar Galindo's "Life Suspended" couture collection. For more information on the cable network's two new series, visit amctv.com.

Music Conservatory of Westchester Spring & Summer Program Open Houses - Music Conservatory of Westchester
February 09, 2013 - White Plains

Music Conservatory of Westchester hosts an open house for their spring and summer programs with an early bird discount available to those who sign up in advance. Music and arts programs are available for children, adults, and seniors and will include electives in band, orchestra, chorus, arts & crafts, jazz, rock, music technology, dance and visual arts. 10am-1pm. Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Avenue, White Plains. 914-761-3900. musicconservatory.org.

11th Annual Holiday Train Show - New York Transit Museum Shop in Grand Central Terminal
Through February 10, 2013 - Midtown

The New York Transit Museum presents its Holiday Train Show at its store in Grand Central, with a brand new layout wherein model Metro-North and New York Central trains depart from a miniature Grand Central on their way North on a 34' long, two-level "O" gauge layout. Vintage model trains from the museum's collection will also be on display joined by stunning New York Central railroad posters harkening back to Grand Central's heyday as the nexus of long distance and commuter train travel.

Celebrate Chinese New Year - Haverstraw King?s Daughters Public Library
February 10, 2013 - Garnerville

It's the Chinese Year of the Snake. Children ages 3-13 can celebrate with crafts and games. Registration is required.

Crafts For Kids - Cupcake Corner
February 10, 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 Carnival - Temple Beth Torah
February 10, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim with fun, food, and friends. Come in costume.

Green Golly Presents 'Last Night I Dreamt I Ate a Giant Marshmallow' - White Plains Public Library
February 10, 2013 - White Plains

This zany and interactive musical delight combines stories about kid-life, songs about kid-experience, dreams about kid-stuff, and jokes - silly and dumb, but always funny! Good dreams, bad dreams, day dreams, and big dreams make this giant marshmallow of a comedy not only fun, but inspiring. Kids participate by telling their favorite jokes, sharing their biggest dreams, and discovering what it takes to make those dreams come true! 'Marshmallow' is a wonderfully entertaining method of inspiring children to face and overcome challenges - both inner and outer ones. This "edutainment" goes beyond teaching self-esteem or character education - it endeavors to give children tools that will enable them to begin to achieve their goals. Ages 5-12.

Indoor Farmers' Market - Westchester County Center
February 10, 2013 - White Plains

Featuring fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses, maple syrup, honey, jams, meats, pickles, soaps and more, grown and produced by New York State farmers and vendors. Parking is $5. Discount parking coupons available at countycenter.biz.

Yoga-A-Go-Go for Special Needs Kids with Nora LeMorin - Scarsdale Public Library
February 10, 2013 - Scarsdale

Yoga can not only aid in teaching a child focus and balance, but self-acceptance and confidence. Traditional yoga poses and practices have been modified into a playful, non-judgmental format for fun and relaxation. No registration required.

Valentine's Day Letter-Writing Station - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
February 10, 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.

Nature Exploration Hike (moderate) - Prospect Park Picnic House
February 10, 2013 - Park Slope

Explore Prospect Park's nature with this moderate hike.

Words are Freedom: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 10, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Douglass's narrative is the most famous written account of an enslaved American and he describes his barbaric treatment, his struggle to become literate, and his eventual escape from slavery.

Author Talk with Richard Courage - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
February 10, 2013 - N. Salem

Local resident Richard Courage will talk about his book, "The Muse in Bronzeville: African American Creative Expression in Chicago 1932-1950." Refreshments will be served.

Mardi Gras Festival - Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
February 10, 2013 - Oyster Bay

This family-oriented festival will include children’s performances, carnival games for colorful Mardi Gras prizes,funny photos, and environmental displays where everyone learns about the environment and can make their own Mardi Gras animal mask. Bring your camera. The festival is free, however, a $5 donation is being requested.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
February 10, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

The Bridges Academy: Open House - The Bridges Adademy
February 10, 2013 - West Islip

Learn about The Bridges Academy, a new independent school offering educational opportunities from toddler (2 year olds) all the way through to the 8th grade. Bridges will open in September as a fully independent, federally recognized not-for-profit, NYS Board of Education accredited and based in a modern, well-equipped school building.

TALKING DRUMS - Brentwood Library
February 10, 2013 - Brentwood

In this program featuring world-class drummer Kobla Mensa Dente, children and their parents can discover the music of Africa through its chants, drums, and instruments in this hands-on, culturally enriching experience.

A Valentine's Day Chocolate Tasting - Bank Street Bookstore
February 10, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Try shade-grown organic cacao products from Belize, including bars of white, milk, dark, and extra-dark chocolate at this Valentine's Day Chocolate Tasting Party, the culminating event of the Bank Street Bookstore "Save the Planet Brigade!" workshop series.

Save the Planet Brigade! - Bank Street Bookstore
February 10, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Kids of all ages will save the planet the fun way, by participating in arts and crafts projects enriched by a world of books and led by bookstore staff and visiting artists. Endangered animals, climate change, recycling, the rain forest, environmental justice and pollution are among the topics we will explore in a series of free hands-on workshops designed for kids who care, and want to make a difference in the world. Students will have the chance to mail copies of their creations to government officials and decision-makers around the globe who need to learn what kids think about how grownups are doing at the all-important job of preserving their home planet.

New Year Fire Cracker Ceremony - Sara Roosevelt Park
February 10, 2013 - Chinatown

To mark the first day of the 2012 Lunar New Year, kick off with 600,000 rounds of colorful firecrackers, prepared by highly trained detonation specialists, a traditional Lunar New Year practice believed to scare away evil spirits. After opening ceremonies, a dozen Lion, Dragon and Unicorn dance troupes will march down the main streets of Chinatown (Mott, Bowery, East Broadway, Bayard, Elizabeth, and Pell) to help ring in the New Year. A massive festival will be in the heart of Chinatown that will feature all-day cultural performances by traditional and contemporary Asian and Asian-American signers and dancers, along with food vendors and promotional booths.

Lunar New Year Festival - Brooklyn Millennium High School
February 10, 2013 - Park Slope

Enjoy hands-on arts & crafts activities, performances that include traditional Chinese sword, ribbon, and folk dance, and the Peking Opera featuring the living Peking Opera legend, Qi Shu-fang. Also appearing is the modern Chinese rock band, Hsu-nami, who integrate rock with the Chinese classical music instrument, the Erhu.

AMC Immortal Love Pop-Up Experience - 530 Fifth Avenue
February 10, 2013 - Midtown West

From February 8-10, AMC celebrates the Valentine's Day premieres of two new unscripted series, "Freakshow" and "Immortalized," through the Immortal Love pop-up experience. Located at 530 Fifth Ave. and open to the public from 12-6pm, the installation will be anchored by all things bizarre and unique including eccentric entertainers, human wonders, mind-bending taxidermy displays, tantalizing interactive content, and will feature celebrated fashion designer Cesar Galindo's "Life Suspended" couture collection. For more information on the cable network's two new series, visit amctv.com.

Warde and Ludlowe Acapella Groups Perform Together - Fairfield University Bookstore
February 10, 2013 - Fairfield

The Fairfield Ludlowe High School girls Acapella group will perform in a mini concert alongside the Fairfield Warde High School boys Acapella group.

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 [email protected]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Oil Paintings on Display at the Larchmont Public Library - Larchmont Public Library
Through February 27, 2013 - Larchmont

Aldo Pili's landscape paintings will be shown in the Oresman Gallery at the Larchmont Public Library from February 2 to February 27. The show entitled "My Two Worlds" captures the love for his two worlds, Italy where he grew up, and his life here in Larchmont, New York. He has participated in collective exhibits at the Flatiron Gallery in Peekskill, New York. This show is special to Aldo Pili because it is the first exhibit featuring his paintings and it will be in his hometown. After a career in business, Pili decided to pursue his passion for painting. He began studying oil painting in Florence, Italy, and later in Westchester County, New York with renowned artist Andrew Lattimore. Aldo Pili has been painting for twenty years. His main artistic influence comes from Macchiaioli, a Tuscan painting school of the late 1800s, which is regarded by some as a forerunner of the Impressionists. His paintings are done in oil and most of them are 'en plein air.'

Inclusive Weekend Classes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through February 28, 2013 - SoHo

An opportunity for children with physical disabilities ages 7 and older and their able-bodied siblings or friends to participate in a drop-off art class together. This program is intended to make the museum's art-making accessible to all needs and provide an opportunity for siblings to spend time with each other and with peers who have similar experiences.If a child with a physical disability doesn't have a sibling to attend the session with him or her, the child may bring along a friend instead. Each session offers a new workshop that is designed to meet the needs of the participants. This program is staffed with CMA teaching artists and a licensed occupational therapist(s).?This program is based on a class-like model in which the teaching artists and the OT work to facilitate the group experience, with a keen eye towards the special needs of the participants;?if your child requires dedicated one-on-one attention you should consider bringing a paraprofessional or other adult to help facilitate your child's experience. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, though they are welcome to stay if they wish or remain close by in another part of the museum. To sign up for a session, discuss your child's needs with the program director in advance of the session. Contact Rachel for more information at [email protected]

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through February 28, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. Feb. 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through February 28, 2013 - White Plains

Every Friday from 7:30-9:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through February 28, 2013 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts & crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. Feb. 2: Create a Ground Hog Day Placemat; Feb. 9: Craft a Valentine Day Hand Rabbit; Feb. 16: Make a Snowy Owl Hanging; Feb. 23: Craft an Overlapping Icicle Picture.

Teacher in the Library - Field Library
Through February 28, 2013 - Peekskill

Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. February 4, 5, 7, 11, 14, 21, 25, 26, and 28, from 4-6pm.

ZOOB Playdate - Straight A's
Through February 28, 2013 - White Plains

A special playdate during February vacation break. Boys and girls are invited to build with easy-to-use ZOOB pieces that snap, click, and pop together to make moveable creations. Unlimited, open ended building spurs kids' imaginations. February 16-24, from 10am-5pm.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Port Chester
Through February 28, 2013 - Port Chester

Kids learn to build or create a useful product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month from 9am-12pm for children ages 5-12.

Striving to Live with Dignity: Photography of the African Diaspora - SUNY Rockland Community College
Through March 01, 2013 - Suffern

SUNY Rockland hosts this photographic journey of the African Diaspora that documents blacks in a variety of situations as they: cope with uncertainty, celebrate their joy, and struggle to live a dignified life in difficult circumstances. The exhibit features images by RCC Campus Photographer Collette V. Fournier and captions by David Lucinda.

I AM BLACK ART - 1199SEIU Bread and Roses Gallery
Through March 05, 2013 - New York

1199SEIU Bread and Roses Cultural Project Presents: I AM BLACK ART - An exhibition featuring the works of Tyson Hall and Ka-Son Reeves. Opening reception will be on February 7th, 5:30pm - 9pm. The reception will feature live entertainment in a cafe-style atmosphere!! Wine and light refreshments will be served. Exhibition runs January 15th - March 5th. Exhibition is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!

The Book Lovers Opening Reception - EFA Project Space
Through March 05, 2013 - New York

The Book Lovers, curated by David Maroto and Joanna Zielinska, is a multi-disciplinary exhibition, series of events, and library, all rising out of the phenomenon of artist novels. The Book Lovers's curators embarked on this project in order to create public awareness about the rising artistic trend of artists turning to the fiction novel as their medium. Through an onsite collection of 140 novels written by artists and an installation of artworks in varied media that each link to select novels by their same artists, the curators of The Book Lovers invite us to think about literature as a tool for creating expanded narratives in the visual arts. For more information on The Book Lovers and this event, please visit www.efanyc.org/the-book-lovers/

Journeys & Destinations - Main Street Petite Gallery
Through March 08, 2013 - Huntington

Over the years Vivian Hershfield, Virginia Edele, Grace Su, Nancy Fabrizio and Suzanne McVetty have journeyed together painting en plein air beautiful sites around Long Island, New York City, and the globe. All are members of the Nassau County Art League and the originators of the League's Plein Air Painters group, they love experiencing the out-of-doors, expressing their individual taste in their choice of views, and enjoying the camaraderie of like minds. The exhibit runs February 8-March 8, 2013.

Art Exhibit Featuring Barbara Pascal - Riverhead Town Hall Gallery
Through March 10, 2013 - Riverhead

East End Arts presents an exhibit featuring the whimsical artwork of painter Barbara Pascal. In this collection of work, Barbara Pascal seems to be summing up a lifetime of personal impressions, as well as revealing her skills as an expressive painter. Runs through March 10, 2013.

Free Baby Play Group - Franciscan Community Center
Through March 12, 2013 - Upper West Side

This free baby class for parents and caregivers meets on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. It will include toys, music, and relevant topics for discussion. Come out of the cold and make some new friends.

Grand by Design: A Centennial Celebration of Grand Central Terminal - Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall
Through March 15, 2013 - Midtown East

This dramatic multimedia installation focuses on Grand Central Terminal's century-long lifespan and reveals how the iconic building, on the verge of changing the way New Yorkers travel over the next decade, shaped modern New York and determines its future. Presented by the New York Transit Museum.

Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off - Queens Library at Sunnyside
Through March 23, 2013 - Sunnyside

Families can bring their frozen food scraps (fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds, including paper filter; tea bags; egg and nut shells; bread and pasta with no toppings) to the weekly food waste drop-off outside Queens Library at Sunnyside, Saturdays thru March 23. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn them into nutrient-rich compost. No meat, dairy, bones, or oily foods, please.

R&R @ the JCC - The JCC In Manhattan
Through March 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

R&R Saturdays are free at the JCC. Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in your community. Workshops, art, yoga, meditation, food, music, study sessions, film, creative art projects, spa experiences, and both indoor and outdoor play. There are programs for both children and adults. All are welcome.

Colleen Browning: The Early Works - Bellarmine Museum of Art
Through March 24, 2013 - Fairfield

Artist Colleen Browning (1918-2003), a National Academician, played a significant role in America's contemporary realist movement in the years after 1950. Fairfield University rediscovers and celebrates the career of this Anglo-American Realist painter. January 24-March 24, 2013.

Colleen Browning: A Brush with Magic - Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery
Through March 24, 2013 - Fairfield

Artist Colleen Browning (1918-2003), a National Academician, played a significant role in America's contemporary realist movement in the years after 1950. Fairfield University rediscovers and celebrates the career of this Anglo-American Realist painter. The Thomas J. Walsh Gallery offers a selection of compelling oil paintings created in the years after 1960. January 24-March 24, 2013.

50/50: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Hofstra University Museum - Hofstra University Museum
Through March 28, 2013 - Hempstead

This anniversary exhibition highlights the breadth and depth of the collection through just 50 of the 605 acquisitions donated since 2006. The featured works include paintings, prints, photographs and drawings by 20th and 21st century American, Latino and European artists such as Luis Cruz Azaceta, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Stanley Brodsky, Lucien Clergue, Yonia Fain, April Gornick, Robert Kipniss, Howardena Pindell, Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Resnick, Alison Saar, W. Eugene Smith and Stanley Twardowicz, among others. Additionally, the exhibition includes Pre-Columbian figures and vessels as well as early to mid 20th-century African masks.

Pajama Program - Office of the Superintendent - Bridgeport Public Schools
Through March 30, 2013 - Bridgeport

Help a child stay warm and cozy by donating new pajamas and/or a book. Pajama Program is a 501(3)c not-for-profit organization providing new pajamas and books to children many of whom are waiting to be adopted.

VITAL SIGNS Art Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through March 30, 2013 - Pelham

A colorful, larger-than-life exhibition of photographs, installation art, and video, questioning our conventional notions of identity, beauty, gender, and the body politic. Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm, through March 30.

Vital Signs Art Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through March 30, 2013 - Pelham

A colorful and arresting exhibition of photographs, installation art, and video, questioning our conventional notions of identity, beauty, gender, and the body politic.

Artist's Studio Space - Greenburgh Public Library
Through March 31, 2013 - Elmsford

An intergenerational program for tweens, teens, and adults. Draw Manga & Fine Art. Call Kate Colquitt at (914) 721-8224 for more information. Saturdays, March 3, 17, and 31.

Fantasia's Feeding Frenzy - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Look for animal curators in the Science Inquiry Center and see what's on the menu for Fantasia, the museum's 21-foot-long albino Burmese python.

School Tour - Brooklyn Free School
Through March 31, 2013 - Clinton Hill

Learn about this K-12 independent school known for its student-centered and student-directed initiatives. Email [email protected] to reserve a spot.

'Repetition in Design': an exhibit of oil paintings on canvas - Queens Botanical Garden
Through April 15, 2013 - Flushing

Queens Botanical Garden is pleased to invite you to visit our new art exhibition: “Repetition in Design”, a series of oil paintings by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman. Mr. Gurman is also the supervising museum instructor at QBG, teaching classes on ecology and ethnobotany, writing curriculum and maintaining and creating exhibits. The exhibition will open on January 23rd and is ongoing through April 15, 2013.

Zumbatomic Zumba for Kids - The Dance Treatment
Through April 28, 2013 - Mineola

Get ready for a Zumba fun fitness class for kids ages 5-9 and 9-12. Classes are available for adults, too. The first class is free.

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through May 01, 2013 - Flatbush

Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds. Take a tour and learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Nyack Winter Farmer's Market - Nyack Center
Through May 02, 2013 - Nyack

Farm market fans have no fear, the Nyack market is moving indoors for the winter. Familiar vendors from the summer market will be on hand each Thursday through May 2 selling locally-produced food, wine, baked goods, and more.

Mamaroneck Indoor Winter Farmers' Market - St. Thomas Episcopal Church - Heathcote Hall
Through May 18, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Farm-fresh foods from local vendors. The Mamaroneck Winter Farmers Market will be held indoors during the cold winter days, and move out to St. Thomas Church parking lot in the warmer days of spring. Down to Earth Markets has confirmed the following vendors for the 2013 season: Amazing Real Live Food Company (day vendor), American Pride Seafood, Bombay Emerald Chutney Company, Dr. Pickle, Feather Ridge Farm, Flourish Baking Company, Gaia's Breath Farm, Gajeski Produce, Maura & Nuccia, Meredith's Country Bakery, Orchards of Concklin, Orwashers Bakery, Red Barn Bakery, Stone & Thistle Farm, and Tierra Farm. Saturdays, 9am-1pm, through May 18.

Jake Talks - Rockland World Radio
Through May 20, 2013 - Nyack

The JCC is seeking local teens for its weekly internet radio show, Jake Talks. Students will cover news and "hot topics" while having fun and learning the ins and outs of radio broadcasting. The show airs live each Monday at 5pm. Hear the show at rocklandworldradio.com. Listeners can call in to share their views by dialing 845-353-2910. Interested participants should contact Cathie Izen at [email protected], 845-362-4400 extension 103. Each Monday through May 20.

Shababa™ Saturday Mornings with Karina - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Celebrate the joys of Shabbat with the Shababa™ community in this intergenerational family Shabbat experience including singing, art projects, playground visits, holiday themed celebrations, and more. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Shababa™ Saturday Club - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Let your child explore and expand their connection to Shabbat, Jewish holidays, and Jewish values in a warm, informal communal setting. The staff will engage them through creative and traditional approaches. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Nature's Helpers - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through June 01, 2013 - Flatbush

Spend some time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it tidy along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.

Milk & Cookies Playgroup (Mommy & Me) - The Gerrard Berman Day School - Solomon Schechter of North Jersey
Through June 05, 2013 - Oakland

The school invites mothers and their pre-schoolers to this weekly playgroup with music & movement, arts & crafts, celebrations of the Jewish holidays, and Hebrew stories. Group meets each Wednesday through June 5.

Junior Congregation - New City Jewish Center
Through June 15, 2013 - New City

Kids review highlights of the synagogue's weekly Shabbat service, discuss the weekly Torah portion, play games, then lead the congregation in prayers. Saturdays through June 15.

Junior Junior Congregation - New City Jewish Center
Through June 15, 2013 - New City

kids pre-school through second grade can sing Shabbat songs, talk about the Torah portion of the week, have a snack, then return to the main sanctuary to lead the congregation in Adon Olam. Saturdays through June 15.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through June 30, 2013 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Autism Spectrum Parent Support Group - Family and Children's Association
Through September 01, 2013 - Mineola

Family Center’s Spectrum Support Group offers caregivers mutual support by providing opportunities to meet with others also raising children who are dually diagnosed. To be eligible the child must have a primary Mental Health diagnosis and a secondary Spectrum diagnosis. Groups are facilitated by Parent Advocates, each having their own unique experience raising a child under the Spectrum. While caregivers attend group, respite can be provided to children ages 5-17. To receive respite, an intake is required. This ensures staff is familiar with the child, making caregiver’s participation more relaxing. Meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month, except holidays. RSVP Miriam at 516-485-5914 xtn 2223 no later than seven days prior to the meeting date.

Family Friendly Friday Night Service - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 06, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to this special service featuring singing, dancing, a puppet show, challah, and grape juice.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 28, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to celebrate Shabbat each Saturday morning with lessons, stories, and games.

Sculpture Mystery: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection. Pick up your caper kit at Emily Lowe Gallery, have fun while discovering more about these works, and at the end of the caper return to Emily Lowe Gallery for a prize. For everyone ages 4-9 and their grown-up companions all year-round. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Sculpture Exploration Backpack - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Kids and their grown up companions can stop in at the Hofstra University Museum's Emily Lowe Gallery, and pick up a backpack. At the end of your tour, return the backpack and each child will receive a small gift from the Museum. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2014 - Garden City

See the work of 10 skilled sculptors located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. This outdoor installation showcases the talents of Miggy Buck (NY), John Clement (NY), Maria Hall (NY), Ed Haugevik (NY), William King (NY), Anti Liu (NY), Johnny Poux (NY), Kim Radochia (MA), Christopher Saucedo (NY), and Hans Van de Bovenkamp (NY). Works of art encompass use of various materials-steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete and reflective mirrors. These man-made creations are transposed into poetic visual narrations. The exhibition runs through May 31, 2014.

FREE Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through September 15, 2030 - Scarsdale

A different project every Saturday.

Understanding Memory Loss - Somers Library
Through June 04, 2102 - Somers

This program helps the audience distinguish between Alzheimer's Disease and age-associated memory impairment. Learn what the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease are, along with guidance on how to obtain a diagnosis and what treatments are currently available. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.

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