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KIDS THEATER IN BRONX WEEK OF MAY 27

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Theater for Kids in Bronx Check out these free and low-cost family and children's theater performances playing the week of May 27 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 May 27, 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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4th Annual Brooklyn Parent Center Conference - LIU Brooklyn, Library Learning Center
May 31, 2013 - Brooklyn

4th Annual Brooklyn Parent Center Conference for Parents, Grandparents, and Caregivers. Workshops will be held from 9:00-30;00 all day from Behavior management, Life Coaching Autism and After School options and much more. The focus will be on children from 3-21 years old with disabilities.

NY Philharmonic Memorial Day Concert - Cathedral of St. John the Divine
May 27, 2013 - New York

Tickets are first-come, first-served and available the day of the performance at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. Tickets will be handed out at 6pm.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
May 27, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids learn, play, and practice chess.

Memorial Day Commemoration - Soldiers' Stories and Songs - St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
May 27, 2013 - Mt. Vernon

The site will be open, with walking tours recalling the lives and stories of soldiers interred in the historic cemetery. There will also be music, living history demonstrations, and talks.

The Little Artist! - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
May 27, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Arts and crafts specifically for toddlers and preschoolers.

Sunnyside Piano Academy - Sunnyside Reformed Church
May 27, 2013 - Sunnyside

In this open studio, kids can come play the keyboards, and get a taste of how Sunnyside Piano Academy founder Evan Mazunik, makes music fun. See how they "gamify" group piano lessons for early elementary students. No prior experience necessary--just come enjoy, observe, and play. The Sunnyside Piano Academy was founded by director Evan Mazunik in 2012 with the mission to demolish boredom in music. "I have a knack for inspiring students who are ready to quit music to fall in love with music all over again," said Mazunik. "I passionately believe that every student can discover music that speaks to them and inspires them to stretch and grow." "Whenever I see that a student has 'checked out' and is not engaged with their piano studies, I am inspired to discover the one thing that can reignite their interest, whether it's Chopin, Miles Davis, or video game theme songs. As soon as my students reconnect with the spark of their own creativity, I am instantly elated and reminded why I love to teach."

Game Night for Kids - Richmond Hill Library
May 27, 2013 - Richmond Hill

School-age children can enjoy playing a variety of board games.

Mother Goose Time - Flushing Library
May 27, 2013 - Flushing

This interactive program features nursery rhymes, fingerplays and songs for infants 12-24 months accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver.

Kings County Memorial Day Parade - Bay Ridge
May 27, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Pay tribute to war veterans and soldiers missing in action by cheering on marchers in Brooklyn's 146th Memorial Day parade. The parade goes from 87th St. and 3rd Ave to 4th Ave and John Paul Jones Park for a wreath laying ceremony.

6th Annual Community Memorial Day Picnic - Fairfield Museum and History Center
May 27, 2013 - Fairfield

After the annual Fairfield town parade, the Fairfield Museum invites the community to continue celebrating the spirit of the day. Bring your family and friends, blankets and picnic baskets and enjoy an afternoon of games and fun for all ages on the Museum's historic Green. Try your hand at some water-balloon games, enjoy sack races, and more.

Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade -
May 27, 2013 - Little Neck

Do more than just show the flag on this holiday. Honor the great men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep the USA free. Drawing 80,000 spectators and participants, this parade is the largest in the county. Highlights include an interfaith service, wreath-laying ceremonies, local HS marching bands, civic groups, and military organizations. Honorary Grand Marshals for this year include Gov. Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg, and Boro Pres. Helen Marshall. Route ends at Alameda Boulevard in Douglaston.

InterFaith Memorial Service - Community Church of Little Neck
May 27, 2013 - Little Neck

This service has traditionally been an integral part of the Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade observations. It represents an opportunity for the community to come together in houses of worship to honor those who fought for the freedom of the country, and to offer thanks for those freedoms enjoyed by everyone. Following the service, a Wreath Laying Ceremony will take place at the Veterans Monument and Flagpole, on Alameda Avenue and Northern Boulevard.

Preschool Play - Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park
May 27, 2013 - Battery Park City

Play is more than fun and exciting; it's the cornerstone of early childhood development. Join these free, drop-in programs on weekday mornings. Meet other toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play on a grassy lawn. Sing and hear stories, too. Carefully selected toys, books, supplies and play equipment provided.

Annual Memorial Day Ceremony - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
May 27, 2013 - New York

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will host its annual Memorial Day commemoration ceremony to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while servicing in the United States Armed Forces on Monday, May 27th, at 11:00 AM on Pier 86 (W. 46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan.

Memorial Day Community Cookout - Community Church of Little Neck
May 27, 2013 - Little Neck

Attend the Interfaith Memorial Service at 10am, march in the Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade, then hop back with your family to the Community Church of Little Neck at 3pm for free hamburgers and hotdogs and giveaways (while supplies last!). Plenty of fun activities for kids including Laugh-a-Lot the Clown, face painting, music, balloon animals, cupcake decorating, and more. A delightful way to spend this special day with neighbors, family, and friends.

Omar's Summer Blast-Off - Fantasy Forest at the Flushing Meadows Carousel
May 27, 2013 - Flushing

Blast off with summer fun! 2pm: Free Omar Olusion Magic Show 3pm: Dance Contest with Prizes 4pm: Free Omar Olusion Magic Show 5pm: Dance Contest with Prizes All Afternoon: Party with Live DJ Music

Protecting Your Child From Obesity - ProHealth Partners In Health
May 28, 2013 - Lake Success

A not-to-be-missed health seminar on childhood obesity. For directions, if you are using a GPS you must plug in 3000 Marcus Avenue, Lake Success, NY 11042 and then look for 3 Delaware Drive in the complex. Once you get to the building the seminar will take place on the 2nd floor in the conference room. Signs will be posted.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
May 28, 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.

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
May 28, 2013 - White Plains

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

Music & Movement with Miss Fran - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
May 28, 2013 - Garnerville

Toddlers are invited to this sing-along puppets, musical instruments, props, and lots of movement. Fran Roesemann leads this fun morning for ages 1-5. Registration required.

Kiddie Kabaret - Scarsdale Public Library
May 28, 2013 - Scarsdale

Nancie Schnur's program uses puppets and songs, both traditional and original, to bring music and fun to toddlers ages 1-1/2 to 3-1/2 and their caregivers. Nancie knows how to keep toddlers singing and dancing along with the fun! No registration required. Music, puppets, and fun with Nancie Schnur. For ages 1-1/2 to 3-1/2. No registration required. Please call the library to confirm time.

Sandy Memory Collage - Arverne Library
May 28, 2013 - Arverne

Participants will make picture-and-word collages based on their experiences and memories of Hurricane Sandy to help them express their feelings and celebrate hope and renewal.

Health and Science - McGoldrick Library
May 28, 2013 - Flushing

Learn basic concepts of health and science through fun and creative activities.

COPE Sibling Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
May 28, 2013 - Jericho

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

Knitting Club - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
May 28, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

Kids learn the basics of knitting at this all ages workshop.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
May 28, 2013 - Dyker Heights

Teens play games, read, do homework, listen to music, and take over the library...sort of!

After-School Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library, Brownsville branch
May 28, 2013 - Brownsville

Kids get assistance with their homework from library staff.

St. Charles Parent Hour--Baby Health Basics - St. Charles Hospital
May 28, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Learn about baby health basics and meet Lisa Visentin, MD, FAAP, CLC, Pediatrician, St. Charles Hospital. This seminar is ideal for expectant parents, and parent, grandparents and caregivers of young children. Call to reserve a seat 631-474-3700.

Preschool Play - Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park
May 28, 2013 - Battery Park City

Play is more than fun and exciting; it's the cornerstone of early childhood development. Join these free, drop-in programs on weekday mornings. Meet other toddlers, parents, and caregivers for interactive play on a grassy lawn. Sing and hear stories, too. Carefully selected toys, books, supplies and play equipment provided.

Children's Soccer - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
May 28, 2013 - Battery Park City

Kids have fun passing, shooting, and dribbling. Parks programming leaders facilitate the lessons and everyone is guaranteed playing time. Close-toed shoes required. Kids 3-4 play 2:30-3:15pm; kids 5-7 play 3:30-4:15pm; kids 8-11 play 4:30-5:30pm.

Panel to Share Challenges of African Americans in WWII - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
May 28, 2013 - New York Harbor

THIS PANEL HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 1 TO MAY 28. Award-winning news anchor David Ushery will lead a discussion between Tuskegee Airman Roscoe Brown, USS Mason crewmember Lorenzo DuFau, and Pearl Harbor survivor Clark Simmons about their experiences as African Americans serving in our nation's segregated armed forces during WWII. The battles of World War II were fought on two separate fronts in the European and Pacific Theatres. For the 125,000 African American soldiers who fought overseas, there was a 3rd front with which they had to contend - the prejudice back home. Despite large odds and against common reasoning of the times, black servicemen were able to distinguish themselves in the air, at sea and on land. The Intrepid Museum is proud to honor a few of these men as they share their personal stories in an evening dedicated to African Americans in WWII. Doors open at 5:30pm; discussion begins at 6pm. Free and open to the public but advance reservations are required. RSVP at educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org.

Memorial Day Weekend - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through May 28, 2013 - New York

Join the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum as they kick off their annual Summer Salute to Heroes with Memorial Day Weekend activities that honor our service men and women.

Speak Up For Queens Library- Read In - Queens Library at Corona
May 28, 2013 - Corona

Families can let their voices be heard! Come show support for Queens Library during advocacy events across the borough to push back proposed budget cuts. At this Read-In, staff we'll be reading to children to demonstrate that libraries count. NYC proposes a budget cut to Queens Library of $29.6 million for the year beginning July 1. It would be the largest budget cut in the library's history, threatening library service across the borough, including the outright closing of community libraries and the loss of hundreds of library jobs. Join members of the community and their elected representatives when they express their library-love to call attention to the need for restored funding to Queens Library. Queens Library provides free essential information, computer and internet access, help with homework, free healthcare information, job search services and so many other community-based programs, plus the free loan of millions of books and other library materials in every neighborhood in Queens.

Speak Up For Queens Library - Queens Library at Central
May 28, 2013 - Jamaica

Families can let their voices be heard! Come show support for Queens Library during advocacy events across the borough to push back proposed budget cuts. Rally with Local 1321. Open mic for the community to speak up and tell the world why their library is important to them. NYC proposes a budget cut to Queens Library of $29.6 million for the year beginning July 1. It would be the largest budget cut in the library's history, threatening library service across the borough, including the outright closing of community libraries and the loss of hundreds of library jobs. Join members of the community and their elected representatives when they express their library-love to call attention to the need for restored funding to Queens Library. Queens Library provides free essential information, computer and internet access, help with homework, free healthcare information, job search services and so many other community-based programs, plus the free loan of millions of books and other library materials in every neighborhood in Queens.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
May 29, 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.

Reading for Fun - Laurelton Library
May 29, 2013 - Laurelton

Reading is fundamental for success. This program will teach kids how much fun reading can be, with a great selection of books from the library.

New Book Storytime - Barnes and Noble -Carle Place
May 29, 2013 - Carle Place

Join in for a fun story time. Kids will read all-new books and do a related activity.

Manhasset-GN Camera Club - Manhasset Public Library
May 29, 2013 - Manhasset

How would you like to see how photographs are judged? Join Judges Dick Hunt, Dennis Golin, and Joanna Gazzola as they determine The Best of the Year photos taken by the Manhasset Camera Club. This program is open to all. There is no fee and membership is not a requirement to attend.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
May 29, 2013 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited to the library to hear picture book stories, sing songs, and make craft. Registration required.

After School Drama Program - Brooklyn Public Library, Cypress Hills branch
May 29, 2013 - Cypress Hills

A drama program for kids and tweens. Registration required.

Storytime: Summer by Alice Low - Barnes & Noble
May 29, 2013 - West Nyack

Children are invited to stop by the store's children's department to think about the fun things that summer brings and make a summer craft to take home.

Family Storytime: Puppy Power! - White Plains Public Library
May 29, 2013 - White Plains

Stories, songs, and a craft about our best four-legged friends! For children ages 3-5 and their families. Tickets are needed and will be given out 30 minutes before the program.

Sunnyside Piano Academy - Sunnyside Reformed Church
May 29, 2013 - Sunnyside

In this open studio, kids can come play the keyboards, and get a taste of how Sunnyside Piano Academy founder Evan Mazunik, makes music fun. See how they "gamify" group piano lessons for early elementary students. No prior experience necessary--just come enjoy, observe, and play. The Sunnyside Piano Academy was founded by director Evan Mazunik in 2012 with the mission to demolish boredom in music. "I have a knack for inspiring students who are ready to quit music to fall in love with music all over again," said Mazunik. "I passionately believe that every student can discover music that speaks to them and inspires them to stretch and grow." "Whenever I see that a student has 'checked out' and is not engaged with their piano studies, I am inspired to discover the one thing that can reignite their interest, whether it's Chopin, Miles Davis, or video game theme songs. As soon as my students reconnect with the spark of their own creativity, I am instantly elated and reminded why I love to teach."

Friendship Bracelet - Flushing Library
May 29, 2013 - Flushing

Kids ages 5-12, can let their creative skills shine, when will make their own friendship bracelet.

Post Grape-Nuts "What's Your Mountain?" Rock Climbing Event - Herald Square
May 29, 2013 - Midtown

Start your day by summiting a 30-foot climbing wall in Herald Square in celebration of Post Grape-Nuts' role in Sir Edmund Hillary's historic ascent up Mt. Everest 60 years ago. Each participant will be given a purple flag to declare a goal, or "mountain," in their life they would like to conquer, which they will stick to the highest peak they reach on the urban mountain. Commuters will also have the opportunity to begin their morning with a free sample of Grape-Nuts Fit, the brand's newest addition featuring a melody of flavors and textures, including lightly crunchy nuggets, crispy granola, puffed barley, cranberries and a hint of natural vanilla flavor.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Sheepshead Bay branch
May 29, 2013 - Sheepshead Bay

Kids create their own, unique crafts.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
May 29, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Stories, socializing, and rhymes for babies.

Ready to Play! Helping Parents and Practitioners Build Play, Language, and Social Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division
May 29, 2013 - White Plains

Presented by Alexandra DeGeorge, PsyD. In the Hospital Auditorium, located on the second floor of the Center Building underneath the clock tower. For more information and directions, call 914-997-5779 or visit nyp.org.

Drop-In Chess - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
May 29, 2013 - Battery Park City

Drop in to play the popular strategy game and get pointers and advice from an expert under the trees in Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, adjacent to the Park House. An experienced and enthusiastic chess instructor leads lessons in the popular strategy game for children and young people ages 5-18 in small groups. Beginners and all ability levels are welcome. Chess instructor Michah Saperstein has been teaching chess to children for 6 years, and has developed a coaching style which emphasizes creativity and imagination in children.

Wednesdays in Teardrop Park - Teardrop Park
May 29, 2013 - Battery Park City

Join other school-age children for active lawn games and art projects. Parks Programming Leaders plan games based on their understanding of child development stages, and teach games that encourage a sense of community through cooperative play. Participating children are welcome to suggest games, and Parks Programming Leaders are always prepared to help get the games started with perennial favorites such as Tug of War, Red Light Green Light, Mr. Fox, Asteroids, Wiffle Ball and Four Square. Each week enjoy a different art project. Projects range from group murals and building cities from recycled boxes, to individual clay and wood constructions, masks, capes and mobiles inspired by nature in the park. For children 5 and older. Make new friends! All supplies are provided.

Talk & Signing of Steve Schirripa's book, Big Daddy's Rules: Raising Daughters Is Tougher than I Look - Port Washington Public Library
May 29, 2013 - Port Washington

The book Big Daddy's Rules: Raising Daughters Is Tougher than I Look by Steve Shirripa, the NYC dad known for his role on The Sopranos (he's now one of the stars on ABC's The Secret Life of the American Teenager), is in big demand. With both street-smart bravado and self-effacing humor, Big Daddy's Rules is a winning combination of wise guys, wisecracks, and wise words. But Schirripa isn't just cracking jokes here—this is a call to action for dads to return to commonsense parenting and reclaim their role as protector and holder of values to be passed down. Schirippa's portrait of the ins-and-outs of his life as a father will delight all parents—and will teach men a thing or two about how to be a Big Daddy in their own homes. And maybe show moms that the no-nothing dad is really something to "forget about." Moderated by Jeff Zeh, Schirripa will talk about his book and also sign copies.

New Horizons Baton Twirlers of Rockland - Willow Grove Elementary School
May 29, 2013 - Thiells

Tweens and teens are invited for a free baton twirling lesson.

Post Grape-Nuts 'What's Your Mountain?' Rock Climbing Event - Herald Square
May 29, 2013 - New York

Start your day by summiting a 30-foot climbing wall in Herald Square in celebration of Post Grape-Nuts’ role in Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent up Mt. Everest 60 years ago. Each participant will be given a purple flag to declare a goal, or “mountain”, in their life they would like to conquer, which they will stick to the highest peak they reach on the urban mountain. Commuters will also have the opportunity to begin their morning with a free sample of Grape-Nuts Fit, the brand’s newest addition featuring a melody of flavors and textures, including lightly crunchy nuggets, crispy granola, puffed barley, cranberries and a hint of natural vanilla flavor.

Speak Up For Queens Library-R.I.P. - Queens Library at Pomonok
May 29, 2013 - Flushing

Families can let their voices be heard! Come show support for Queens Library during advocacy events across the borough to push back proposed budget cuts. Join R.I.P., Rally In Pomonok, where the staff, community, and Friends of the Library will "mourn" the loss of library services if the budget is not restored. NYC proposes a budget cut to Queens Library of $29.6 million for the year beginning July 1. It would be the largest budget cut in the library's history, threatening library service across the borough, including the outright closing of community libraries and the loss of hundreds of library jobs. Join members of the community and their elected representatives when they express their library-love to call attention to the need for restored funding to Queens Library. Queens Library provides free essential information, computer and internet access, help with homework, free healthcare information, job search services and so many other community-based programs, plus the free loan of millions of books and other library materials in every neighborhood in Queens.

Speak Up For Queens Library-The Unhappy Library Carnival - Queens Library at Long Island City
May 29, 2013 - Long Island City

Families can let their voices be heard! Come show support for Queens Library during advocacy events across the borough to push back proposed budget cuts. NYC proposes a budget cut to Queens Library of $29.6 million for the year beginning July 1. It would be the largest budget cut in the library's history, threatening library service across the borough, including the outright closing of community libraries and the loss of hundreds of library jobs. Join members of the community and their elected representatives when they express their library-love to call attention to the need for restored funding to Queens Library. Queens Library provides free essential information, computer and internet access, help with homework, free healthcare information, job search services and so many other community-based programs, plus the free loan of millions of books and other library materials in every neighborhood in Queens.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
May 30, 2013 - White Plains

Join Toe, bookseller/entertainer extraordinaire, every Thursday morning for stories, singing and lively fun.

downtown comeS uptown - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
May 30, 2013 - New York

WFUV, Rockwood Music Hall, and Lincoln Center partner to spotlight four talented musicians in two distinctly different settings. Four unique artists will bring songs and stories of their everyday stomping grounds, the downtown club scene, to a new audience at Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium, as they perform selections of their work in a showcase hosted by WFUV radio personality Rita Houston. The following night, all four artists will return to their Lower East Side roots with full performances at Rockwood Music Hall.

Tale Waggers - The Field Library
May 30, 2013 - Peekskill

Trained Tale Waggers entertain with spellbinding stories. All storytellers and storyteller wannabes are welcome - along with good listeners ages 4 and older. Refreshments.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
May 30, 2013 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited to the library to hear picture book stories, sing songs, and make craft. Registration required.

Wii Fun For Kids - White Plains Public Library
May 30, 2013 - White Plains

Join in the Wii Fun games for kids! The competition takes place on the big screen in The Trove's Galaxy Hall. For boys and girls in grades 1-5.

Artist Lecture: Sana Musasama - INSPIRE COMMIT ACT: My Journey from Harlem, New York to Phnom Penh Cambodia; Art, Travel & Social Activism - One World
May 30, 2013 - Port Chester

Reception and Artist Talk at Clay Art Center following the lecture. Artist, Sana Musasama, will talk about her world travel experiences and their impact on her as a woman and an artist. She will explain how the traditional villages of Cambodia have been her home away from home, and share how her extended families, predominately women and little girls, became her guides. Observing the lives of women and little girls, Sana noticed radical differences in their lives from the lives of girls in our culture. Her work is a response to what she saw and what she wants to change.

826 NYC After School Tutoring - Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg branch
May 30, 2013 - Brooklyn

Kids get homework help courtesy of the 826 NYC writing/tutoring organization (home to the Brooklyn Superhero Supply).

SUPER SMASH BROS TOURNAMENT - Westport Library
May 30, 2013 - Westport

Compete for bragging rights in the library's Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament. For middle school and up.

Hive Fashion Teen Time - Brooklyn Public LIbrary, Bushwick branch
May 30, 2013 - Bushwick

Teens interested in fashion learn about photography photography and document new styles.

Sing Along - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
May 30, 2013 - Marine Park

Come hear Mr. Avrum, the librarian play some of your favorite tunes.

Huntington High School Film Festival - Cinema Arts Centre
May 30, 2013 - Huntington

Features student's music videos, commercials, documentaries, silent 8MM film, 2D/live action, rotoscope, short stories, movie parodies, stop motion, public service announcements, and multi-cam works. A DVD of all festival films will be available for $10.

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
May 30, 2013 - Battery Park City

Spend an afternoon in the park playing lawn games, using everything from parachutes to dozens of asteroid-balls, and making different art and craft projects every week from May through October. The fun is facilitated by Battery Park City Park's programming leaders. Everybody plays. All materials and supplies provided.

St. Thomas The Apostle School Family Festival - St. Thomas The Apostle School
May 30, 2013 - West Hempstead

Visit this annual gem of a family festival for a barrel of fun which includes Kiddy & Thrill Rides, fantastic local entertainment, raffles, international foods, games, Pay One Price rides, and Las Vegas games.

Free Hearing Screenings at Woodmere Rehabilitation & Health Care Center - Woodmere Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
May 30, 2013 - Woodmere

Woodmere Rehabilitation & Health Care Center celebrates Better Hearing & Speech Month by offering free hearing screenings. Since 1927, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month each May. This month of awareness is a good time to analyze your own hearing and determine if you are one of the estimated 28 million Americans who have a hearing loss that can be treated. You may have a hearing loss if you: • frequently ask people to repeat themselves • often turn your ear toward a sound to hear it better • understand people better when you wear your glasses or look directly at their faces • lose your place in group conversations • keep the volume on your radio or TV at a level that others say is too loud • have pain or ringing in your ears "People who see themselves in these statements should see an audiologist for a hearing test. Even a very slight hearing loss can have an impact on your daily life. Hearing loss is treatable, and there is no reason for anyone to miss all the important sounds of life." said Michaelle Gorman, Speech Therapist.”

Speak Up For Queens Library-Community Rally - Queens Library at Baisley Park
May 30, 2013 - Jamaica

Families can let their voices be heard! Come show support for Queens Library during advocacy events across the borough to push back proposed budget cuts. NYC proposes a budget cut to Queens Library of $29.6 million for the year beginning July 1. It would be the largest budget cut in the library's history, threatening library service across the borough, including the outright closing of community libraries and the loss of hundreds of library jobs. Join members of the community and their elected representatives when they express their library-love to call attention to the need for restored funding to Queens Library. Queens Library provides free essential information, computer and internet access, help with homework, free healthcare information, job search services and so many other community-based programs, plus the free loan of millions of books and other library materials in every neighborhood in Queens.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through May 31, 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. May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

Friday Singalong with Jarrod - Greenlight Bookstore
Through May 31, 2013 - Fort Greene

Greenlight offers a weekly singalong/story time event for babies and toddlers each Friday afternoon! Meet in the kids section for 40 minutes of favorite songs and stories for the littlest booklovers, led by Greenlight bookseller Jarrod and his trusty guitar.

Exhibition: Re-Imagining Past Possessions - Works of Recycled Materials. - transFORM Gallery
Through May 31, 2013 - New Rochelle

transFORM Gallery and Elisa Contemporary Art co-curate an international, eco-minded art exhibit in honor of our planet, "Re-Imagining Past Possessions - Works of Recycled Materials." The exhibit will run through May 31, 2013. This exhibit brings together artists from around the world to save the earth. Each artist's artwork is created from recycled and reused materials including magazines, scrap metal, junk mail, and other discarded items. Artists included: Carole Eisner, Aurora Robson, Rodolfo Edward, Lisa Mee Doherty, and Adriana Rostovsky.

Wii Play - Haverstraw Public Library; Village Branch
May 31, 2013 - Haverstraw

Students in grades 1-6 are invited to play on the library's Wii to challenge their friends and make new ones.

Be Inspired at Agora Gallery this May - Agora Gallery
Through May 31, 2013 - New York

Celebrate the natural beauty of the world which is so apparent during the spring season with these lovely and evocative works of art at Agora this May. The Odyssey of Color presents work bursting with the life and subtlety of color, giving due importance to the power of hue without forgetting the other aspects that build up an unforgettable image. Out From Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art From Australia and New Zealand brings the boundless energy and awe-inspiring natural beauty of the artists' homeland to artworks of particular skill and charm. In Stephen Tobin: the natural instincts of nature - a solo exhibition you will find the acutely observed and aesthetically impressive images of 'the Wandering Photographer' whose love of travel spills over into the passion with which he composes and creates his art. The exhibitions begin on May 11, 2013 and will run until May 31, 2013, with an opening reception on the evening of Thursday, May 16, 2013. Entrance is free and art enthusiasts are warmly welcomed to attend and enjoy these delightful works of art. Featured Artists: Stephen Tobin: the natural instincts of nature - a solo exhibition. Out From Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art From Australia and New Zealand Scott Breeman | Sylvia Ditchburn PhD | Rick Edmonds | Trisha Fitzpatrick | Julie Fletcher | Andrea Henderson | Lynne Hudson | Caroline Josephs PhD | Vivienne McDermott | Pauline Neilson | Tanya Marie Reeves | Meredith Russell. The Odyssey of Color - Josephine Chisholm | AnnaMaria Critelli | Nancy Stella Galianos | Rod Heiss | Lucille Kasprack | Louise Larose | Susan Marx | Vishal Misra | Brenda Ness-Cooper | Seonaid Ross | Pratima Sheth | Garegin GaroS ("Garegin Sngryan").

Storytime: Summer by Alice Low - Barnes & Noble
May 31, 2013 - West Nyack

Children are invited to stop by the store's children's department to think about the fun things that summer brings and make a summer craft to take home.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through May 31, 2013 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts and crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. May 4: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and make a Fiesta Ring; May 11: Craft a Picture-Perfect Frame for Mom. Bring your own 4" x 6" picture to put in the frame; May 18: Color and Draw a Butterfly Minibook; May 25: Create a Patriotic Flags using your Palms.

Craft Time-Ozone Park - Ozone Park Library
May 31, 2013 - Ozone Park

Kids can show off their creativity and design skills in this arts and crafts program.

Game Day - Queens Village Library
May 31, 2013 - Queens Village

Kids in Grades 1-6 can have fun afterschool, and make new friends playing a variety of board games, card games and more.

Mother Goose-Sunnyside - Sunnyside Library
May 31, 2013 - Sunnyside

This is an interactive program featuring nursery rhymes, fingerplays and songs for infants ages 6-18 months with a parent or other adult caregiver.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
May 31, 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.

Awesome Osprey - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
May 31, 2013 - Broad Channel

Nature lovers can stop by to observe the South Marsh Osprey, Coley, as he and his mate prepare to raise a family. Hear the remarkable stories of their annual long distance migrations and their recovery in the US. Spotting Scope provided for up-close views of these majestic birds of prey.

Animal Encounter - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through May 31, 2013 - Flatbush

Curious how "Snappy" the turtle got her name? Want to watch the snake gobble up a mouse? Join one of the Park's trained staff in learning more about the animals in the Audubon Center's collection.

downUNDER Premieres - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
May 31, 2013 - Fairfield

Unwind after a week at school. Watch a new to DVD movie and share snacks with friends in the downUnder Teen Center. Grades 6-12.

IDEAS Creative Drama - Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg branch
May 31, 2013 - Brooklyn

Kids Improvise scenes from their favorite books.

Classical Concert - Temple Sinai of Roslyn
May 31, 2013 - Roslyn Heights

Enjoy this very special Shabbat Lite Classical Concert Series, featuring superb classical musicians. The guest artists will be the talented trio of Anastasia Dedik (piano), Cecee Pantikian (violin), and Pavel Vinnitsky (clarinet). All are welcome, bring your friends and families.

Funny Food Art Exhibit - Chelsea Market Concourse
Through May 31, 2013 - Chelsea

Going on now through the end of May at the Chelsea Market Concourse is the Funny Food Art Exhibit. Photographs by Bill Wurtzel from the healthy-eating book for kids, Funny Food: 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts (Welcome Books) by Bill and his wife, Claire Wurtzel. The exhibit includes 40 hilarious photographs of characters, cars, and portraits, made using healthy ingredients from everyday breakfasts you know and love. From laughing bagels, fruity beauties and nutty professors to food-faced celebrities like Mona Lisa (Plumalisa), the show is tasty fun for the whole family. Swing by with the kids and get ready to laugh out loud, especially when they see your face through the Funny Food portrait cut-out! It's healthy and happy fun. The Funny Food book is available at Chelsea Market bookstore, Posman Books. More about Funny Food at funnyfoodart.com. Visit Funny Food on Facebook.

Sunset Singing Circle - Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park
May 31, 2013 - Battery Park City

Raise your voice and join singer/guitarist Terre Roche as the sun sets over the Hudson River for enchanted evenings of folk songs, rounds, and chants. Novice and experienced singers of all ages are welcome. Bring a favorite song. SUNSET SINGING CIRCLES are a relaxing way to end the busy week and a wonderful opportunity for people to get together and sing in a casual and welcoming atmosphere. As Terre says, "Sunset Singing Circles are one of my very favorite events!" New Yorkers, sitting in the grass, watching the sun go down over the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty, singing This Land is Your Land and other favorites -- or just listening. Soulful, fun and surprising -- people tell me what a great time they have unwinding from the work week." Each season ? 2013 is the twelfth ? BPCPC produces a songbook, now grown to include nearly 100 songs that people know or are easy to learn. The songbook contains audience favorites and requests along with new tunes from Roche's annual review of classic folk and pop songs. Terre Roche has played guitar since the age of eleven, and with her two sisters, Maggie and Suzzy, produced 12 albums as The Roches, before they decided to pursue separate projects. Terre's first solo album, The Sound of a Tree Falling, was described by Sing Out! as "?luminous?enchantingly hypnotic?playing [that] is both complex and foundational, setting up solid but delicate rhythmic structures for each song on which her vocals can soar."

HOWL! Festival 2013 - Tompkins Square Park
May 31, 2013 - East Village

The 10th Annual HOWL! Festival digs deeper into Allen Ginsberg's legacy and mischievous sense of fun. Presented by Howl Arts, Inc., this celebration of freewheeling bohemia is back with more poetry, music, dance, art, and an extravagant program of funhouse activities, rides, games, and art for families and kids, too.

St. Thomas The Apostle School Family Festival - St. Thomas The Apostle School
May 31, 2013 - West Hempstead

Visit this annual gem of a family festival for a barrel of fun which includes Kiddy & Thrill Rides, fantastic local entertainment, raffles, international foods, games, Pay One Price rides, and Las Vegas games.

The StoryWalk Project at Gedney Park - Chappaqua Public Library
Through May 31, 2013 - Chappaqua

The 2013 StoryWalk will begin directly behind the playground located in the front of Gedney Park. Look for the "StoryWalk" sign. All are welcome to visit this free StoryWalk, which runs through Friday, May 31t. The featured book selection is "and then it's spring," by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Erin E. Stead. The story perfectly captures those early days of winter-sneaking-into-spring, when we're eagerly searching for any signs of fresh color and new life. And then suddenly, spring is sprung! StoryWalk helps build children's interest in reading, while encouraging healthy outdoor activity for both adults and children. The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library. The 2013 StoryWalk is brought to you by the New Castle Recreation & Parks Department and The Chappaqua Library.

Speak Up For Queens Library-Community Rally - Queens Library at Hollis
May 31, 2013 - Hollis

Families can let their voices be heard! Come show support for Queens Library during advocacy events across the borough to push back proposed budget cuts. NYC proposes a budget cut to Queens Library of $29.6 million for the year beginning July 1. It would be the largest budget cut in the library's history, threatening library service across the borough, including the outright closing of community libraries and the loss of hundreds of library jobs. Join members of the community and their elected representatives when they express their library-love to call attention to the need for restored funding to Queens Library. Queens Library provides free essential information, computer and internet access, help with homework, free healthcare information, job search services and so many other community-based programs, plus the free loan of millions of books and other library materials in every neighborhood in Queens.

Target First Saturday - Brooklyn Museum
June 01, 2013 - Brooklyn

On June 1, Target First Saturday celebrates the reinstallation of the Museum's Arts of the Americas collection and the influence of indigenous societies on contemporary culture. Target First Saturday events attract thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment programs each month.

Save Our Soil - Brentwood Library
June 01, 2013 - Brentwood

Children aged 7-10, with an adult, learn about the helpful underground "farmers and recyclers" (especially the worms), soil composting, and do a fun craft. Afterward, take an optional ride to the Ecology Center organic garden (located at 1725 Brentwood Road) to see how the plants grow. Sign-up for this program begins May 13 with registration code BWJ434.

Gan Shabbat Service - Bet Torah Nursery School
June 01, 2013 - Mt. Kisco

An inter-active introduction to Shabbat songs, stories and prayers for toddlers up to grade 2 and their families. A kid-friendly Kiddush of refreshments follows each service. Unaffiliated families and intermarried families are invited to join this specially-designed, warm, and welcoming children's program.

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.

High-flying Skydiver Craft - Lakeshore Learning Store
June 01, 2013 - New Hyde Park

This super exciting craft lets young parachutists take their imaginations skyhigh and dive into fun.

Kids Club Meeting - Queens Center Mall-Guest Services
June 01, 2013 - Elmhurst

Join a cool club in Queens! Kids receive a membership card, great discounts at participating Queens Center stores and a special gift on your birthday. It's easy to join. Just grab Mom, Dad or a grown up and stop by Guest Services, Level 1, Macy*s Wing (across from Applebee's), and have them fill out a membership form for you. Then join us at the Monthly Meetings and be a part of the fun!

Children's Author Events: Frank Viva - MoMA Design Store
June 01, 2013 - SoHo

Frank Viva is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer whose work has appear in The New York Times and on the cover of The New Yorker. In the first reading experience of its kind, Viva will take children on an adventure through twenty-six feet of continuous vertical art that starts at the ocean floor and journeys to the farthest reaches of outer space, with his book "A Long Way Away." Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Freshwater Fishing - Willowbrook Park
June 01, 2013 - Staten Island

An experienced Urban Park Ranger teaches the ethics of fishing and the ecology of our waterways in every fishing program. Kids, age 8 and older, and adults can try to hook a largemouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, carp or chain pickerel. A mandatory safety review precedes each session.

The 20th Annual Red Hook Fest - Louis J. Valentino, Jr. Park and Pier
June 01, 2013 - Red Hook

The Red Hook Fest brings together fantastic live music and dance with fun family-friendly activities (like free kayak rides in New York Harbor and face-painting). Sit on the beautiful Brooklyn waterfront, listen to some of the city's hottest bands, and take in such spectacular views of The Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor.

NYC Skyline Tour - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 01, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Observe Manhattan's amazing skyline and learn what's what!

Dragonflies and Damselflies - Lenoir Nature Preserve
June 01, 2013 - Yonkers

Enjoy the new dragonfly pond and learn to identify these amazing creatures.

Geneology Workshop with Diane Warmsley - Elmont Memorial Library
June 01, 2013 - Elmont

This workshop discusses basic geneology terms and concepts and searching records for geneological information through ethnic research strategies and writing family history.

HOWL! Festival 2013 - Tompkins Square Park
June 01, 2013 - East Village

The 10th Annual HOWL! Festival digs deeper into Allen Ginsberg's legacy and mischievous sense of fun. Presented by Howl Arts, Inc., this celebration of freewheeling bohemia is back with more poetry, music, dance, art, and an extravagant program of funhouse activities, rides, games, and art for families and kids, too.

Heads on Sticks - Socrates Sculpture Park
June 01, 2013 - Long Island City

Join Beth Garrett and repurpose plastic bags and help save the environment. Kids can experience how to turn their plastic bags into expressive puppet-like heads that they can stick in the ground like a scarecrow or raise up as they march around the Park in a parade. Discover the beauty in the color and print of the plastic bags while working in this environmentally friendly, sculptural art form.

Craft and Gift Show at Cedar Creek Park - Cedar Creek Park
June 01, 2013 - Seaford

Come join in for a free family shopping event. A unique destination where consumers can interact with and buy directly from the source. Emerging and established artisans, craft and gift vendors offer their handpicked items at recognizable savings. From handblown glass, jewelry, home decor, furniture paintings, toys and much, much more.

Hudson River Festival of the Arts - Pierson Park
June 01, 2013 - Tarrytown

The Hudson River Festival of the Arts returns to Tarrytown, NY with over 100 artists. The festival will be held at the newly renovated Pierson Park on the beautiful Riverwalk, winding along the eastern shore of the Hudson River. The Metro North Commuter Rail Service has a major metro hub within a few minutes walk of the show site. The train offers easy access to the event directly from Manhattan and Grand Central Station. The downtown district of Tarrytown is less than half a mile from the festival location. This area of New York supports a strong community of art patrons. Within a 20-mile radius of Tarrytown are the cities of Greenwich, CT, Armonk, NY, and Scarsdale, NY (Westchester Festival of the Arts). Westchester County is the second wealthiest county in New York and 12th wealthiest nationwide. In 2004 Westchester County embarked on the Hudson Riverwalk project to convert a 50-mile stretch of the Hudson River waterfront from primarily industrial facilities to a mixed-use residential, retail, and recreational properties, and provide public access between New York City and Putnam County. This transformation is most notable in Tarrytown. Adjoining Pierson Park is Hudson Harbor, with elegant townhouses and condominiums, a yacht club, and marina.

St. Thomas The Apostle School Family Festival - St. Thomas The Apostle School
June 01, 2013 - West Hempstead

Visit this annual gem of a family festival for a barrel of fun which includes Kiddy & Thrill Rides, fantastic local entertainment, raffles, international foods, games, Pay One Price rides, and Las Vegas games.

Saturday Crafts @ The Field - The Field Library
June 01, 2013 - Peekskill

Crafty kids can drop in for simple crafts with a helping adult. No sign-up required.

Art & Music RAC-fest - Rowayton Arts Center
June 01, 2013 - Rowayton

Welcome summer and enjoy free musical entertainment, participatory art activities and refreshments. Beginning at 2pm there will be on-going live music and everyone is invited to express their creativity through sidewalk art and free-form painting. The RAC-fest continues at 5pm with the opening reception for "Paint Rowayton," a show in the Portside Gallery featuring outdoor scenes painted by adults and children. Music will be provided by The Boundarymen.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble Bookstore - Utopia Center
June 01, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Foster the love of reading. A variety of authors and themes will be featured.

Family Day (Art) - BRIC Rotunda Gallery
June 01, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

A professional artist and teacher leads an imaginative adventure in art-making, inspired by the exhibitions on view at BRIC Rotunda Gallery! Create your own artwork using inspirational and fun materials.

6th Annual Family Festival - Nanuet Outdoor Education Center
June 01, 2013 - Nanuet

This annual event features vendors, pony rides, a dunk tank, air show, music, dancing, sports clinics, walk-a-thon, and more. Food and drinks will be sold.

Author Event:The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls - Barnes and Noble -Carle Place
June 01, 2013 - Carle Place

Dr. Cara Natterson, the author of The Care and Keeping of You 2- The Body Book for Older Girls, will talk about her book, sign copies, and meet guests. A great ofpportunity for teens.

Chinese Legends: The Monkey King - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
June 01, 2013 - New York

Who is the Monkey King? Complementing the Lincoln Center Festival production of Monkey: Journey to the West coming in July, and the CMOM Monkey King exhibit running through June, this 45-minute family program will include demonstrations and an interactive segment, that introduces the beloved ancient Chinese folk tale of the Monkey King character. This event will feature an exploration of "Face Changing," an ancient Chinese dramatic art form, as well as a performance of NYCCC students and professional dancers exhibiting a variety of regional dances such as Mongolian and Tai, and folk dances such as Fan, Ribbon, and Sword.

Nintendo Wii Night - The Moxie Spot
June 01, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Play a little Mario Kart, Wii Sports, or Just Dance.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Hawthorne
June 01, 2013 - Hawthorne

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun 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 for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Yonkers
June 01, 2013 - Yonkers

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun 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 for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - New Rochelle
June 01, 2013 - New


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