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KIDS THEATER IN BRONX WEEK OF MAY 27

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by Kids Events Editor May 27, 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 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 [email protected]

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 Rochelle

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 - Mohegan Lake
June 01, 2013 - New Rochelle

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 - Port Chester
June 01, 2013 - Port Chester

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 - Bronx Terminal
June 01, 2013 - Bronx

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 - Bruckner Boulevard
June 01, 2013 - Bronx

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. 9am-12pm.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Gun Hill Road
June 01, 2013 - Bronx

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. 9am-12pm.

Free Weekend @ HVCCA - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
June 01, 2013 - Peekskill

Free weekend at HVCCA during Peekskill Open Studios 2013. Enjoy free admission to HVCCA all weekend and visit artist studios for the annual Peekskill Open Studios. See these exhibitions currently on view at HVCCA: "The New Hudson River School" (Main Gallery), "Body as Landscape" (Mezzanine Gallery), Itziar Barrio: "YOU COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL" (Video Room). Grab a map at the museum and visit the PEEKSKILL PROJECT V site-specific outdoor sculpture which can be seen throughout town. Peekskill Open Studios is a city-wide event now in its 16th year, organized by the Peekskill Arts Alliance. For more information, check out www.peekskillartists.org.

Family Art Project: A Tree Lives Here - Wave Hill
June 01, 2013 - Bronx

Explore the qualities of some of Wave Hill's special trees with visiting artist Richard Lewis and the Touchstone Center Theatre Ensemble and create a tree of your own imagining with oil pastels on black paper. Enjoy a performance by the ensemble at 11:30am, followed by a parade with your tree at 12:30pm.

Babes in the Woods - Westmoreland Sanctuary
June 01, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Join Westmoreland Director Steve Ricker for an exploration of the forest in search of spring's babies. Plants, insects, birds, mammals, and other organisms are all producing offspring at this time of year. Co-Sponsored by Bedford Audubon Society. RSVP by June 1.

Mount Sinai Queens United Community Civic Association Health Fair - Lexington School and Center for the Deaf
June 01, 2013 - Jackson Heights

Bring the entire family to enjoy a fun-filled day of games, giveaways, music, refreshments, as well as free health screenings for asthma, blood pressure, BMI, bone density, glucose and lung function.

The Deedle Deedle Dees - New York Transit Museum
June 01, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The Transit Museum presents a free concert with the Deedle Deedle Dees, the band of Brooklyn musicians slash scholars who infuse history with kindie rock.

From the Earth to the Sky: World Science Festival - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 01, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

"Dance" under the stars and join professional and amateur astronomers for an evening of urban stargazing. Bring your telescope if you have one, or use one of the dozens we'll have on hand. Enjoy conversations with leading astronomers and live music. Festivities include family-friendly activities, twilight sailing of the Schooner Mystic Whaler, refreshments, and plenty of astronomical conversation.

World Cup Schools Summer Open House - World Cup Schools
June 01, 2013 - Chappaqua

Summer will be here sooner than you know, so why not get a sneak preview of all the fun in store. This year, World Cup is going international with the theme "Around the World Cup." Expect a lot of foreign flair with Mexican hat dances, a spaghetti toss, rain sticks, and more! It will be fun for the whole family, plus there will be opportunities to learn about summer and fall programs at World Cup Gymnastics, World Cup Nursery School & Kindergarten, and World Cup U4Kids. Games, cool science experiments, and gymnastics rotations will be ongoing, and there will be plenty of prizes, hot dogs, balloons, tattoos, and swag bags to go around. On top of all that, an awesome DJ will keep everyone moving and grooving. Kicking things off is a gymnastics exhibition at 12:30pm. Last time, Spiderman made a surprise appearance to show off his trampoline skills. Rumor has it, he might show up again! If you bring a new family to the Summer Open House, you will be entered into a contest to win a pack of Kids Night Out passes. Enjoy a great day and learn about upcoming programs only at the World Cup Summer Open House. Ciao!

White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival - Tibbits Park
June 01, 2013 - White Plains

The 51st Annual White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival will take place on June 1st and June 2nd, 2013 in Tibbits Park, One N. Broadway, White Plains, NY, from 10am to 5pm each day. This is a juried arts festival, with artists from near and far displaying their unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry, handicrafts, and art work. This free, family-friendly event also includes an exhibition of student art, a raffle of items donated by vendors, a variety of food vendors, and a children's art workshop. All proceeds from the not-for-profit event are used to provide scholarships to White Plains High School seniors who are pursuing a college degree in the fine arts. For more information, visit wpoaf.org.

Strawberry Festival - Highland Park
June 01, 2013 - Cypress Hills

Celebrate summer with all things strawberry! Enjoy crafts, games, face painting and more! Performances of Freckle Face Strawberry by Broadhollow Theatre and dynamic percussion sensation Hip Pickles.

Volunteer Work- Hempstead Plains - Nassau Community College
June 01, 2013 - Garden City

Help with selected voluteer jobs around Hempstead Plains. It will be a great service to the community. Call the number listed for additional information.

American Hiking Society National Trails Day Event - Connecticut Audubon Society
June 01, 2013 - Fairfield

Take a leisurely, guided 1.5 mile hike through the Connecticut Audubon Society's Larsen Sanctuary and discover its temperate deciduous forest, ponds, garden marsh, meadow and swamp. Explore several bird habitats and points of ecological interest and discuss efforts to conserve, protect, and enhance their habitats. The varied terrain is of easy-to-moderate difficulty. Meet in the Nature Store. Pre-registration is recommended by calling ext.109. Rain or shine but heavy rain cancels. Sturdy footwear required for variable terrain.

Teen Service Saturday - Fairfield Public Library
June 01, 2013 - Fairfield

Need community service hours for school, church or whatever? Drop in to the Teen Room on the first Saturday of each month to help out in the Library.

Getting Ready for College - Fairfield Public Library
June 01, 2013 - Fairfield

Demystify the college process with a different speaker and topic each month. June tackles the essay. Common Application essay questions and the art of choosing and developing clever-yet- sincere topics for all required college entrance writing. For parents and teens. Registration required.

The Marvelous Mutts - Pequot Library
June 01, 2013 - Southport

Come see some of the world's finest canine athletes in a jaw-dropping lawn show to launch the summer season and Pequot Library's Dig Into Reading program. This team of Mutts, all adopted from shelters, will astound and entertain you with their tricks, stunts and athleticism. Watch them up close as they flip and fly to snatch those airborn Frisbees. A meet-n-greet follows. Bring your own blanket or low chair. Performance indoors in case of rain.

Alliance for New York City's Animals Hosts "Maddie's Pet Adoption Days" - Petco 92nd & Broadway
June 01, 2013 - Upper West Side

Thousands of dogs and cats will be looking for their forever homes at New York City's biggest pet adoption event ever, all for free.

'What Makes A Baby' with Cory Silverberg - Bank Street Bookstore
June 01, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Meet author and certified sexuality educator Cory Silverberg as he reads and signs copies of his successful Kickstarter book "What Makes a Baby." Attendees will enjoy a fun coloring activity, nibble on tasty refreshments, and talk about telling the true story about what makes a baby in a very kid friendly way. Crafted for children roughly from pre-school to 8-years-old, "What Makes a Baby" is written and illustrated to include all kinds of kids, all kinds of adults, and all kinds of families - regardless of how many people were involved, what the orientation, gender identity, or other make up of the family is, or how it came to be that way. It's a social justice approach to sex education. Like all picture books, it's meant to be read to a child and gives the adult reader the opportunity to fill in as much detail as they would like. Illustrated by award-winning Canadian artist Fiona Smyth.

Community Yard Sale - Holy Name of Mary School
June 01, 2013 - Valley Stream

Holy Name of Mary School PTL is running a community yard sale. Come shop or sell your wares. Amateur and professional vendors welcome (professionals on a first-come/first-served basis to avoid duplicates). Sale spaces will be rented for $20 each with own table or $25 for space and one table provided (additional tables rented for $5 each). Food available. To register, e-mail [email protected] or call 516-568-0409. Spaces must be paid for by May 28th.

Around the World Cup - Open House - World Cup Nursery School and Kindergarten
June 01, 2013 - Chappaqua

Visit the schools to meet pre-school, kindergarten, and K-5 after-school teachers, and USAG certified gymnastics instructors. Travel to new countries via activities and games or join in a gymnastics class. Raffles and prizes, face painting, balloon artist, arts and crafts, fun games, tattoos, refreshments, gymnastics exhibition. The schools are collecting arts and crafts supplies for children at My Sister's Place shelters in New York. Donations would be appreciated!

FREE TRIAL CLASS - MOM, BODY & STROLL - Be Calm and Stroll on - Garth Road Park
June 01, 2013 - Scarsdale

Free Trial Class on Saturday, June 1st, 2013. All are welcome. The stroller is your equipment and the park is your gym! This program was created by a mommy for mommies. Mom, Body, and Stroll is a 45-minute allover body conditioning class for mom and baby. This class is for pregnant moms, new moms recovering from pregnancy, and conditioned moms with one or more stroller-aged children. Combines cardio drills, strength training exercises, and stretching to increase overall fitnessfor a total body workout catering to all fitness levels. Class size limited to 25. Please pre-register by emailing Kimberly to reserve your spot at [email protected]

Music Conservatory of Westchester Inaugural Alumni Reunion - Music Conservatory of Westchester
June 01, 2013 - White Plains

The Music Conservatory of Westchester (MCO) in White Plains at 216 Central Avenue will be holding their First Alumni Reunion on Saturday, June 1 from 6:30-9:30pm honoring their graduate violinist, educator, and painter ,David Tobey, with a concert, photo exhibition, a show of David's paintings, a photo show about the history of the MCW, and complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. All visitors to nymetropaents who are interested in attending are cordially invited to join us. The event is free of charge. If you plan on attending, RSVP to [email protected] or telephone 914-761-3900 as space is limited.

Model Rocket Launch - Viola (Weldler) Park
June 01, 2013 - Monsey

Watch the Challenger Center Rocket Club members launch their model rockets or bring your own rockets to launch and join in the fun. Everyone is welcome to attend. Rockets and Motors will be available for purchase at the launch site. Rain date is June 8, 3-4:30pm.

Mount Sinai Queens United Community Civic Association Health Fair - Lexington School and Center for the Deaf
June 01, 2013 - Jackson Heights

Bring the entire family to enjoy a fun-filled day of games, giveaways, live entertainment, music, refreshments, as well as free health screenings for asthma, blood pressure, BMI, bone density, glucose and lung function.

CultureFest 2013 - Our Lady's Catholic Academy
Through June 02, 2013 - South Ozone Park

Celebrate the diversity of Queens. Dynamic Martial Arts Academy's Gangam Style Ninja demonstration, Jamaica Drum Jam's Brazilian and West African Percussion, Irish Step Dance & many other cultural performances. Exciting vendors include a Caricature Artist, Airbuzz Henna Tattoos & Airbrushed t-shirts, Maui Wowi Hawaiian Fruit Smoothies, Creative Memories, Pampered Chef and much more! Over 20 amazing themed gift baskets will be raffled, including Crayola, Nick Jr., Disney Jr., Marvel Superheroes, Kitchen Gadgets, Fun in the Sun and Hot off the Grill! More prizes include artists bags from Blick Art Materials, National Amusements Movie Gift Pack, and a family getaway! Featuring: United Nations Parade & World Cuisine Sampling: Students & Performers participate in an entertaining parade to promote and celebrate the artistic and cultural heritage of the many countries that are represented in our school & community. Festival guests will enjoy a sampling of foods from these countries. Minute to Win It Challenge: Based on the NBC Game Show hosted by Guy Fieri, guests will test their skill level by completing fun-filled challenges within a minute using everyday household materials and objects. Recreation/Entertainment: Obstacle Course/Bounce/Clown/Magician/Face Painting/Balloon Sculpting/Games/Plus, you won't want to miss our Surprise Marvel Superhero and Nick Jr. Special Guests! School Renaming Mass & Ceremony at St. Teresa of Avila Church, 109-26 130th Street, South Ozone Park, NY. Guest of Honor, 31st District Assemblywoman Michele Titus, esteemed members of the Brooklyn Diocese, community members. To Honor & Pay Tribute to the St. Teresa of Avila School, it's Alumni and former administration & Staff. Saturday, June 1st at 11:00 am. CultureFest officially opens after ceremony.

Bicycle Sunday - Bronx River Parkway
June 02, 2013 - White Plains

From the Westchester County Center in White Plains to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers, a 13.1-mile round trip, The Bronx River Parkway is open to all bicyclists, skaters, scooters, walkers and joggers. No motorized vehicles. Sponsored by Con Edison and Friends of Westchester County Parks.

Seining - Marine Park
June 02, 2013 - Marine Park

Seining programs, which use nets to catch sea creatures close to shore, are great for kids of all ages.

Nature Exploration (light) - Bloomingdale Park
June 02, 2013 - Staten Island

Discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest on this light hike. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bag lunch.

26th Annual Tarrytown Craft, Food, and Street Fair - Main Street, Tarrytown, NY
June 02, 2013 - Tarrytown

Main Street Tarrytown Craft, Food & Street Fair. Join the thousands of people who will fill the streets to enjoy the festivities - views, food (local restaurants and outside vendors), crafters, and over 75 vendors.

Albanian Heritage Celebration - Kensico Dam Plaza
June 02, 2013 - Valhalla

Enjoy ethnic food, dance, music, and entertainment.

Seining by the Sound - Marshlands Conservancy
June 02, 2013 - Rye

Seining is a process of catching, studying, and releasing creatures of the salt marsh by using a 25-ft.-long net. Kids love it! Be sure to bring clothes to get wet in.

Italian artist Francesco Clemente - Yale School of Art 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery
Through June 02, 2013 - New Haven

Enjoy 30 paintings by the artist made during extended trips to Brazil between 2006 and 2008. April 1-June 2, 2013.

Strawberry Festival - Ramsey Farmers'Market
June 02, 2013 - Ramsey

The popular annual Strawberry Festival kicks off opening day at the Ramsey Farmers' Market. Shop for fresh, local produce and products from over 35 vendors. Featured will be organic and traditional produce, artisan breads and cheeses, gluten-free baked products, homemade pastas, local honey, and more. Also enjoy music, and childrens crafts. Complimentary strawberry shortcake will be served by the Womans Club of Ramsey.

2013 Celebrate Israel Parade - Manhattan
June 02, 2013 - New York

The 2013 Celebrate Israel Parade, the world's largest public gathering honoring the State of Israel, will commemorate the 65th anniversary of the country's founding with a magnificent, family-friendly parade. New additions this year – Players from the Israel National Soccer Team march on float, prior to their Sunday evening match against Honduras at Citi Field. World-famous American illustrator and graphic artist Peter Max is designated as the official artist for the 2013 Parade. Prior to the parade, a kids' run for those aged two through 12 will take place simultaneously with the Celebrate Israel Run. To register, please visit NYRR.org.

HOWL! Festival 2013 - Tompkins Square Park
June 02, 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.

Craft and Gift Show at Cedar Creek Park - Cedar Creek Park
June 02, 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 02, 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.

Food Truck Rally - Prospect Park/Grand Army Plaza
June 02, 2013 - Park Slope

The food trucks are back! Sample treats from New York's best food trucks. Lobster rolls, kimchee, dumplings, and much more.

St. Thomas The Apostle School Family Festival - St. Thomas The Apostle School
June 02, 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.

HarborFest - Town Dock and Lower Main Street
June 02, 2013 - Port Washington

A celebration of Port Washington's nautical heritage on the waterfront of beautiful Manhasset Bay, in order to enhance public awareness of the need to protect and preserve this precious asset. Events include a craft show, 100+ vendors, cruises on Manhasset Bay (there is a fee for cruises), nautical singers and entertainment, family fun stage and talent show, fabulous food court, free rides on the bid trolley, and much more.

TATYANA MURRAY 'In The Woods' - BOSI Contemporary
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

Opening Reception: Sunday, May 5, 6-9pm. BOSI Contemporary is pleased to present In The Woods, a solo exhibition by British born artist Tatyana Murray. The exhibition explores afflictions of the human condition: loss of innocence, isolation, mortality, conflict, the role of authority, the compulsion to harness and control nature. Though the artwork addresses these darker facets, Murray has chosen light as a constant theme, as it illustrates the fragility and ever changing aspect of life. Murray works with mixed-media sculptures, drawings, and etched light boxes to create themes of skulls, animal physiognomic, ghost trees and young schoolgirls in trance like states. Being a self-taught artist, imagination and intuition play a significant role in the development of Murray’s artistic vision. Her etched light boxes use high-end technology — programmed LED light — with classical drawing techniques. Scratch marks are etched and sculpted into the multiple layers of glass. Once turned on, the light source refracts off the markings, creating the illusion of movement and three-dimensionality. This generates a tension between the old and the new, ultimately addressing the issue of time. Through the violent act of scratching onto glass, the refracted light reveals a delicate portrait but, once the light is off, the image disappears. The eye passes through the layers of glass the way memory passes through time. The figures are suspended within the clear block, creating a fragile tension between the solid and the ethereal, the traditional and the experimental, nostalgia and utopia. Growing up in Britain, Murray made sense of the world through fairy tales and imagination. She studied Lord of the Flies and the Grimm’s Fairy Tales were read to her by her mother. Murray found these stories both terrifying and intriguing. Her artwork at times is autobiographical, but the impact is universal; good versus evil, handling infancy and memory in its fantastical dimension shared by everyone. She places the viewer in an intermediate world between dream and wakefulness, between a child’s nightmare and Fairy Tale. Murray started showing her work in her mid 20s, and was given her first solo show in Manhattan. She has been exhibited in New York City, London, Paris, Vienna, Barcelona, Cannes, Miami, Bahamas and Venice. Murray currently lives and works in New York City.

Street Fair - Village of Suffern
June 02, 2013 - Suffern

This popular street fair teems with vendors selling crafts, antiques, collectables, food, and drinks. New this year, check out a display of collectable cars, motorcycles, and trucks.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
June 02, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Free Weekend @ HVCCA - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
June 02, 2013 - Peekskill

Free weekend at HVCCA during Peekskill Open Studios 2013. Enjoy free admission to HVCCA all weekend and visit artist studios for the annual Peekskill Open Studios. See these exhibitions currently on view at HVCCA: "The New Hudson River School" (Main Gallery), "Body as Landscape" (Mezzanine Gallery), Itziar Barrio: "YOU COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL" (Video Room). Grab a map at the museum and visit the PEEKSKILL PROJECT V site-specific outdoor sculpture which can be seen throughout town. Peekskill Open Studios is a city-wide event now in its 16th year, organized by the Peekskill Arts Alliance. For more information, check out www.peekskillartists.org.

VERNAL POOL HIKE - Trout Brook Valley
June 02, 2013 - Weston

Children ages 5-10 years old, accompanied by a parent, join River Lab volunteer Jennifer Titrud for a walk to learn about the little creatures that live in the vernal pools and streams of Trout Brook Valley. RSVP: [email protected]

5th Annual Kew Gardens Kids Art In The Park - Kew Gardens Cinemas Park
June 02, 2013 - Kew Gardens

Enjoy a fun filled day of mural painting, arts and crafts, and creative activities. The main attraction of this very popular event is a large-scale group mural, open to kids of all ages throughout the day to paint whatever they envision. Kids can also create individual masterpieces at the open arts + crafts workshop table, get their faces painted, enjoy story time, and participate in a variety of artistic activities. (Rain Date: Sunday, June 9).

White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival - Tibbits Park
June 02, 2013 - White Plains

The 51st Annual White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival will take place on June 1st and June 2nd, 2013 in Tibbits Park, One N. Broadway, White Plains, NY, from 10am to 5pm each day. This is a juried arts festival, with artists from near and far displaying their unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry, handicrafts, and art work. This free, family-friendly event also includes an exhibition of student art, a raffle of items donated by vendors, a variety of food vendors, and a children's art workshop. All proceeds from the not-for-profit event are used to provide scholarships to White Plains High School seniors who are pursuing a college degree in the fine arts. For more information, visit wpoaf.org.

Community Volunteer Day - Queens Botanical Garden
June 02, 2013 - Flushing

Led by staff from QBG, Queens residents can roll up their sleeves and join their neighbors in volunteering to keep the garden clean and green. Participate in a variety of activities from seeding to weeding. Registration required.

10th Annual Walt Whitman's 'Song of Myself' Marathon Reading - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 02, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Young and old poetry enthusiasts--and fans of Brooklyn icon Walt Whitman--can hear Whitman's masterpiece, "Song of Myself," read by a varied bunch, including some folks dressed participants. You are invited to read as well by emailing [email protected]

International Concert Series-Indian American Night - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
June 02, 2013 - East Meadow

Residents are given the opportunity to experience the broad range of cultures that Nassau County has to offer through an International Concert Series sponsored by Canon USA Inc.

Bubbles and Baubles To Benefit Cancer Patients & Their Families - The Creative Arts Studio - Above C Level Foundation
June 02, 2013 - Sea Cliff

Join in for glass of bubbly and shop beautiful jewelry with Sorella Designs. Chinese auction, live music, and arts activities for kids. All funds raised will go directly to help cancer patients, survivors and their families receive mental health services they need. Above C Level Foundation-(631)-750-1913. aboveclevel.org.

Katz's Deli Celebrates 125 Years - Katz's Delicatessen
June 02, 2013 - New York

Katz's Delicatessen, a New York City staple since 1888, will officially celebrate its 125th Anniversary with a community celebration at the restaurant on Sunday, June 2nd at 205 East Houston Street, on the corner of Ludlow Street, Manhattan. Katz's will host an all-day celebration inside the restaurant, open to the public. Throughout the day and night, diners will experience period performances by Klezmer bands and vaudeville acts. A pastrami-eating contest presented by Major League Eating will take place at 2 p.m. at the the DayLife Festival on Orchard Street between East Houston Street and Delancey Street.

Hicksville Health Fair:Mind, Body, Soul - Kennedy Memorial Park
June 02, 2013 - Hicksville

LearningRx will be a featured exhibitor at the Hicksville Health Fair. Stop by the Booth to play brain games and enter to win one of several prizes provided by local merchants.

The Ultimate Science Street Fair - Washington Square Park
June 02, 2013 - Greenwich Village

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to dig into science through all-new interactive exhibits, games, shows, and performances at the 6th Annual Ultimate Science Street Fair. Aspiring scientists of all ages investigate in "Science Circles" of biology, climate change, energy, math and technology, chemistry and more. You'll even get to become a Scientist's Apprentice by logging experiences throughout the day. Join Nobel laureates, scientists, researchers, and figures from sports and entertainment to illuminate the amazing science that lies behind virtually every aspect of modern life. Start your full day of fun and inspiration by producing energy through a soccer ball, planting a garden that grows up ... and in water, compare a walrus tooth to a warthog tooth, and even learn how to code your own computer game. Not enough? Learn how to pollinate insects in a grease-powered bus, become a real crime scene investigator, extract DNA from a banana, and learn how your brain works. That's just some of the great science you'll experience, along with the American Museum of Natural History, Hudson River Museum, Carmelo the Science Fellow, The New York Botanical Garden, Solar One...and you!

Alliance for New York City's Animals Hosts 'Maddie's Pet Adoption Days' - Petco Union Square
June 02, 2013 - Union Square

Thousands of dogs and cats will be looking for their forever homes at New York City's biggest pet adoption event ever, all for free.

FREE Fly Fishing Lessons - Orvis Company Store
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

NOW through June, every SATURDAY & SUNDAY, Orvis NYC will offer free fly fishing lessons. If you're looking for a great way to get your family together outside, sign up! Fly fishing is a sport the whole family can enjoy together. All ages are welcome, but those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. All details can be found at www.orvis.com/flyfishing101. Classes are complimentary to the public but RSVP?s are necessary, so call your local NYC Orvis store at 212-827-0698 today for specific class times and to register! Leary PR for Orvis.

How Ready is Your Child for Kindergarten? - Friedberg JCC
June 03, 2013 - Oceanside

Entering the world of the public school kindergarten is an exciting and important milestone for your five-year-old. Are you wondering how ready your child is to meet the higher, more demanding expectations of this new experience? Or, does your child have a "late" birth date making him/her one of the youngest in the class? Are you considering delaying kindergarten for a year? Come hear what skills young children need to succeed and how you can help them prepare over the summer.

Hope Bereavement Support Group - Oceanside Jewish Center
June 03, 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.

Teen Book Club - Elmont Memorial Library
June 03, 2013 - Elmont

The monthly featured book is Gone by Lisa McMann. Janie thought she knew what her future held. And she thought she�d made her peace with it. But she can�t handle dragging Cabel down with her. She knows he will stay with her, despite what she sees in his dreams. He�s amazing. And she�s a train wreck. Janie sees only one way to give him the life he deserves�she has to disappear. And it�s going to kill them both.

Sounds Like Science with Mad Science - Haverstraw Public Library, Village Branch
June 03, 2013 - Haverstraw

The library hosts a "mad scientist" for this special event. Kids will learn how sound is made and how we are able to hear it. The show will be full of live demonstrations and fun.

Wee Craft Together - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
June 03, 2013 - Garnerville

Toddlers are invited with their parent or caregiver to hear stories then make a seasonal craft. Registration is required for this popular program.

Board Game Fun! - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
June 03, 2013 - Garnerville

Kids in grades 1-6 are invited to stop by the library for some board game fun. Play chess, checkers, Scrabble, Clue, Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, and more.

Brooklyn Open - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
June 03, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Teens enjoy an open mic event where poets, spoken work artists, emcees, scholars and activists to share their powerful and important voices. Run by youth for youth, with youth DJs, youth hosts and a monthly featured poet.

Peek-a-Boo Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
June 03, 2013 - Williamsburg

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for babies and toddlers.

Lego Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
June 03, 2013 - Williamsburg

Kids set their imaginations free using Lego building blocks.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
June 03, 2013 - White Plains

Young children can enjoy an exciting adventure at every turn of the page during this storytime.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting - Wilton Library
June 03, 2013 - Wilton

Year-end meeting for the Teen Advisory Board (TAB), for teens in grades 6-12. TAB is a group of teens who work with the library by helping select materials for the teen collection, planning teen events, and more. Newcomers always welcome. Registration is recommended.

Dancing Under the Stars - Forest Park
June 03, 2013 - Woodhaven

Everybody dance! Come to Wallenberg Square for a night of family fun, ballroom dance lessons, and a finale featuring the Nick Russo Latin Jazz Quintet.

Toddler Time - Hillcrest Library
June 03, 2013 - Flushing

Children ages 2-3 years old and their caregivers enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, age appropriate crafts and lots of fun.

Family Storytime - Auburndale Library
June 03, 2013 - Flushing

This hour of storytime with Ms. Stella G. features books and a simple craft or activity for children in grades pre-K to 2 and their caregivers.

Word Games - McGoldrick Library
June 03, 2013 - Flushing

Word games improve literacy skills and vocabulary, and they're also lots of fun to do together!

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
June 03, 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 two Mondays per month for parents on the North Shore. If you are interested in attending, call executive director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993.

The Williamsburg Spelling Bee - Pete's Candy Store
June 03, 2013 - New York

From "broccoli" to "triskaidekaphobia," come test out your spelling in a bar backroom filled with smart people and beer. Free, open to all (21+). Signup begins at 7pm -- first 18 people get to play. Three-strikes-you're-out policy means more participation for everyone. Hosted by founder bobbyblue and comedian Jen Dziura. Winners get nerdy prizes and qualify for the annual Finals. Subway: L or G train to Lorimer. Pete's: www.petescandystore.com

Children's Basketball - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
June 03, 2013 - Battery Park City

Learn to play basketball with adjustable height hoops for kids of all sizes, with fun drills to improve skills. Parks programming leaders facilitate the fun and everyone is guaranteed a chance to play. Kids ages 5-6 play from 3:30-4:30pm; kids ages 7 and older play from 4:30-5:30pm.

Patti LuPone Oral History with Kathy Henderson - Bruno Walter Auditorium
June 03, 2013 - New york

Patti LuPone to be interviewed by Kathy Henderson at this Oral History Event presented by the League of Professional Theatre Women event. At the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter Auditorium at 65th and Amsterdam Avenue. 202 seat capacity. Seating in first come first seated. FREE!

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.

Ugo Rondinone: Human Nature - Rockefeller Center Plaza
Through June 07, 2013 - New York

For seven weeks this spring, nine 16-to 20-foot-tall, human-shaped stone figures by Swiss-born, New York-based artist Ugo Rondinone, will transform Rockefeller Center, inhabiting the plaza between 49th and 50th Streets as if transported from another time. The work, Human Nature, will be free to the public and, is on view April 23 through June 7, 2013. Presented by Nespresso, the exhibition is organized by Public Art Fund and Tishman Speyer. Human Nature is on view in Rockefeller Center Plaza in Midtown Manhattan between Fifth & Sixth Avenues and 49th and 50th Streets. Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week Subway: F, D, B, V to 47-50th Street Rockefeller Center; N, R, W to 49th Street; 1 to 50th Street; 6 to 51st Street

Teen Art Gallery Exhibition: T.A.G In Black and White - HiArt!
Through June 08, 2013 - Chelsea

Teen Art Gallery is a unique gallery created entirely by teenagers who curate it and run it. On May 12, the group will open a show called T.A.G. in Black and White at HiArt! HiArt! is an innovative art program for children and the show will benefit their Time In Children's Arts Initiative, an interdisciplinary arts immersion program that brings under-served children from Harlem and the South Bronx into the world of the living arts as part of their regular school day. As part of its collaboration with HiArt, the T.A.G. team and some of the exhibiting artists will be working with the children in the program. The show consists of artwork that is rendered in black and white and includes work by: Lisbeth Checo, Mindy Zou, Morris Reeves, Mary Walker Rippe, Kevin Nguyen, Maya Moverman, Phoebe Kaufman, Clara Lu, Teri Minogue, Jasmine Clarke, Sungwon Hong, Alika Feldman, Arielle Trenk, and Robin Krupnick. T.A.G. was started two years ago by an idealistic sixteen-year-old public high school sophomore who wanted to give young artists from all across the country a chance to exhibit their work. Since then they have had 4 exhibits showing the work of hundreds of teenage artist from the ages of 12-19 and attracting media coverage from The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Artlog, Exhibition A, Paper Magazine and Galo magazine. T.A.G. artists come, not only from all five boroughs, but also from across the United States. T.A.G gives them a unique opportunity to be part of the art world, to feel empowered early in their career in what can be a very intimidating art world, and to know that they can find an audience for their creative work. That early experience of validation can be life changing to a young artist. Last year T.A.G. had shows at BravinLee programs in Chelsea and Salon 94 Freemans on the Lower East Side. Their website, which is regularly updated with young artists work, is teenartgallery.org.

Wynn Newhouse Awards' Artists Exhibit - The Palitz Gallery at the Lubin House
Through June 13, 2013 - Upper East Side

Works of eight Wynn Newhouse award winning artists, all with disabilities, will comprise an exhibition at the Palitz Gallery in Manhattan, to be held April 15 through June 13, 2013. An informal reception for current and past winners, judges, and friends of the program will be held at the gallery in May. The Wynn Newhouse awards (wnewhouseawards.com) are bestowed upon exceptionally accomplished fine artists who have risen to the top tiers of their profession despite being challenged by infirmities recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The award was established in memory of collector Wynn Newhouse, who recognized and championed the talent and creativity of artists with disabilities. The awardees were chosen in January by an invited panel of judges who are highly respected in both the arts and disabilities communities. More than 35 artists were nominated for the 2012 award. In total, eight artists were chosen to receive the prestigious award and accompanying monetary prize. This year's judges included: J. David Farmer, Director, Dahesh Museum; Mark Parsons, Artist, Pratt Institute; Kathryn Price, Curator, Williams College Museum of Art; and Ealan Wingate, Director, Gagosian Gallery.

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.

Beauford Delaney - Internal Light (1953-1972) - Levis Fine Art
Through June 15, 2013 - New York

This exciting exhibition brings to light a significant group of Delaney's paintings form his seminal Paris period of the 1950's and 1960's. The show will include a remarkable range of portraits and abstractions, many of which have not been shown since the landmark Delaney retrospective at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 1978. The exhibitions catalog will include an essay by Lilly Wei.

The Sing for Hope Pianos - throughout the five boroughs at outdoor locations from street-sides to parks
Through June 16, 2013 - The five boroughs

Sing for Hope Pianos works with artists with visions as diverse as their backgrounds to paint pianos and then places them outdoors throughout NYC's five boroughs as part of a public art installation to be enjoyed and played by all. After June 16, the pianos will live on at schools and organizations throughout the city where they can continue to be played and enjoyed. Artists who designed and customized pianos in previous years include fashion designers Dianne Von Furstenberg and Issac Mizrahi, visual artists Julian Schnabel and Scott Taylor and more. The program was founded by Camille Zamora and Monica Yunus, internationally acclaimed sopranos who share a common belief in the power of arts volunteerism to transform underserved communities. Since its launch in 2010 the program has gained the praise and support of notable figures such as Mayor Michael Bloomberg and world-famous Alicia Keys. Sing for Hope Pianos will be amplified by Chobani and while the pairing may seem unusual at first glance, they come together in a well-suited partnership as they align in the important mission to provide access to all, whether that access is rooted in the arts or in good food.

Fly Fishing Lessons - Orvis Company Store - Greenvale
Through June 16, 2013 - Greenvale

NOW through June, every Saturday and Sunday, Orvis Greenvale will offer free fly fishing lessons. If you're looking for a great way to get your family together outside, sign up. Fly fishing is a sport the whole family can enjoy together. All ages are welcome, but those under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. All details can be found at www.orvis.com/flyfishing101. Classes are complimentary to the public but RSVP’s are necessary.

Huntington Arts Council Exhibit: Living Color Art - Art-Trium,
Through June 17, 2013 - Melville

This exhibit features the work of four artists. Each artist selected focuses on the unique and varied ways that color lives in our lives.

Tom Everhart Exhibit - AFA
Through June 18, 2013 - NEW YORK

Artist Tom Everhart, world-renowned for his paintings of Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts universe presents his latest exhibition entitled Rollin With the Homies. The show of all new paintings will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at AFA in New York City from May 18 through June 18, 2013. Everhart painted alongside Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, and is the only artist authorized by Schulz to work with his creations. In addition, he is one of the few living artists whose work has been exhibited at the Louvre in Paris. AFA is located at 54 Greene Street at Broome in SoHo and open 7 days. RSVPs requested at 212-226-7374. Visit www.afanyc.com for more information.

ESOL Family Literacy Class - CIET/LaGuardia Community College
Through June 20, 2013 - Long Island City

English Classes for parents with children in NYC public schools. Pre-registration is required.

ESL Classes - LaGuardia Community College
Through June 20, 2013 - Long Island City

In this class for parents with children in NYC public schools, participants will learn how to talk to their child’s teacher, prepare for parent-teacher conferences, information about homework resources and computer classes, and much more.

The Park - Paintings by Erik Benson - Arsenal Gallery
Through June 20, 2013 - New York

Erik Benson's new series of paintings, created with thousands of shapes hand-cut from dried sheets of acrylic paint, depict colorful but eerily abandoned playgrounds in stark urban landscapes. The Park expands on Benson's interest in playgrounds, particularly in the play structures' boldly unnatural and manmade coloring. The jungle gyms appear to sit on top of the surface rather than integrating with the landscape -- a metaphor for his own painting techniques. These exquisite compositions of urban landscape will be exhibited in collaboration with Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC.

'Classification Bouillabaisse' Exhibition - Ana Cristea Gallery
Through June 22, 2013 - New York

Ana Cristea Gallery is pleased to present “Classification Bouillabaisse,” a group exhibition that brings together the diverse and accomplished work of three artists: Razvan Boar, George Little and James Viscardi. Collectively the works on view question the need for a rigidly defined aesthetic classification within the post-historical present. Our ability to perceive, interpret and categorize depends upon the context of the work itself, as well as the circumstances of its presentation. We are forced to reconsider and approach from a new vantage point. Razvan Boar’s new body of work brings his accomplished drawing practice into the realm of painting. Alternating between hyper-realistic representations of the human body and decomposed images of body parts which remain barely decipherable in form, his works embrace a newly minimal approach highlighting empty canvas space and isolated symbols. George Little’s work exhibits carefully constructed layers that reveal themes and motifs referencing an underbelly of culture surrounding food, dining and the service industry. His canvases unfold into brightly colored locales where presentation, transparency and perception collide. James Viscardi describes his practice as an act of cannibalism which is central to a contemporary spirit working within this current post-historical moment. The present of his canvases is co-opted from recycled fragments of a historical narrative.

Exhibition: SANA MUSASAMA: My Journey - Clay Art Center
Through June 22, 2013 - Port Chester

Clay Art Center is proud to present "SANA MUSASAMA: My Journey," a solo exhibition that combines art, social justice advocacy, and community arts outreach with New York artist and global citizen, Sana Musasama. The exhibition, which features ceramic sculpture and installation inspired from Musasama's travels around the world, will be on exhibit May 18-June 22, 2013, with an opening reception on Saturday, May 18, from 6-8pm. In conjunction, the artist will be an artist in residence at Clay Art Center for the duration of the exhibit, and Clay Art Center has initiated a string of community arts outreach events entitled, Inspire, Commit, Act... Admission to Clay Art Center is free. In her twenties, when she began traveling, Sana Musasama realized that clay existed all over the world. After her education in the public school system in New York, she felt limited, locked in, and undereducated. Traveling became her way of relearning the world and its inhabitants. Her work is informed by history, women's studies, culture, and her journals of global citizenship. "My Journey," an exhibition of large scale sculpture and installation, will speak of those experiences, from the "Maple Tree" series about the abolitionist movement involved with indigenous Americans, African indentured servants, and Dutch colonialists, and "The Unspeakable" series, an inquiry into the nature of violence and healing in women's lives, to her current work, "The UnKnown/UnNamed" series, which focuses on honoring the lives of those lost to war and genocide. Sana has spent the past 5 years working and traveling in Cambodia. It is there that she found herself in the killing fields, walking on fragments of souls that once were. Sana Musasama's work is grounded in the ceremonies of living. It guards their integrity and memory, and acts as a reliquary of historic events and her personal narratives. In her inquiry into the world, she sought to understand the human landscape. This transformed Sana and her approach to clay. There is no dichotomy between her life and her work, as her extensive traveling has made her relearn seeing. Her mission speaks of a global citizen who walks through the artwork heart first. Inspire, Commit, Act?: Community Events with Sana Musasama. For the duration of the exhibition, Sana will be an Artist in Residence at Clay Art Center, acting as an advocate for her work in the exhibition and the social justice issues it invokes. While in residence, she will also be working on a new body of work. As part of her residency at CAC, Sana will have the opportunity to work with Latino and African-American youth of Westchester County, NY, especially young women, and will be a visual presence for them, inspiring them to commit and act on the belief that they too could be artists, should they want to be. She will be working with Port Chester's Carver Center's NIA group, a young women's leadership group, mostly made up of Latino and African American individuals, Port Chester High School students in CAC's "Around the World in Clay" community arts outreach program, and teen girls from Westhab shelter of Family Coachman Center, which is the largest homeless shelter in Westchester. In addition, Sana will lead three public hands-on workshops in June in the gallery (alongside her artwork). For more details on these workshops, visit clayartcenter.org. ABOUT THE WORK IN THE EXHIBIT About her "Unknown/Unnamed" series, Sana states, "My newest ceramic work was born out of the devastation of the 9/11 attacks and the hundreds of workers and others whose identity was buried under the rubble, the faceless whispers out of concentration camps, the endless mass graves throughout the world. It stems from my global travels to Cambodia, Vietnam and Rwanda - into the homes and hearts of the people I've encountered; these pieces represent their silent voices, which remain unknown and unnamed." "The earth carries the memories built on the backs of oppressed/unrepresented people and their buried bones throughout the world. At My Lai, Vietnam, I walk on the site of a massacre where the lives of hundreds of women and babies were taken in revenge. I touch the soil. At the Holocaust museum, I look at the hundreds of pairs of eye glasses, shoes, gold-capped teeth, and briefcases, and I wonder who they belonged to. In Rwanda, a young woman tells how she searched for her family at a mass burial site. I have worked in Cambodia with former sex slaves, wondering who enslaved them, and walked the killing fields, with their fragments of what once were human beings." "Will it ever stop? These new works are meant to slow us down, make us look closely at our world, silence us for the moment. They are created in homage to the Unknown/Unnamed." Additionally, work from Sana's "Unspeakable" series will be on view. About this challenging and poignant body of work, Sana shares this story: "Twenty-five years ago, while living in Mendeland, Sierra Leone, there was a group of young girls, ages 10-15, who would visit my hut every day. We began our rituals of sisterhood: they combed my hair, tried on my clothing, and applied my makeup. They taught me the formal greetings in Mende, how to sit like a Mende woman, eat with my tongue, and to never allow food to touch my lips. They showed me how to cook on three rocks and wash my clothes in the river, beating on washing stones. They taught me the birth chants, and I learned, too soon, to recognize the death song." "Suddenly, one morning, there were no young girls in the village. They returned thirteen weeks later, changed. Our ritual of sisterhood was no more. They no longer had the sparkle of wonderment in their eyes; they weren't carefree young girls any longer. They didn't want to have anything to do with me. I could not understand. I know now that they were circumcised (incised)." "MY JOURNEY" will also feature two large-scale sculptures from Sana's "Maple Tree" series. These sculptures were inspired by the Maple Tree abolitionist movement in the late 18th century in New York and Holland. Dutch colonists, Native Americans, and free indentured African servants joined together in protest against slave labor on sugar cane plantations in the West Indies. They took as their symbol the maple tree - a source of sugar without exploiting slave labor. At once trees and aspects of the human body, these sculptures explore links between trees and human sexuality, between trees and human agency. Sana Musasama (b. 1957, NYC, lives in Queens, NY) received her BA from City College of New York, NY (1973), her MFA from Alfred (1988), and studied at Mende Pottery, Sierra Leone (1974-75). Feeling undereducated by her public school education, Musasama began traveling as a way to recover identity and cultural place. Clay was a geographic catalyst that brought her first to West Africa, venturing later to Japan, China, and South America. She has continued her quest, expanding her interests to tribal adornment practices in various indigenous cultures. She is challenged by the concerns surrounding the safety of women, specifically the rituals involving rites of passage, female chastity, and the "purification" of the female body. She teaches at Hunter College, NYC; the 92 Street Y, NYC; and through CASES, a program which offers an alternative to incarceration. Clay Art Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit ceramic art organization offering exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists and outreach programs in the community. It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573.

33rd Annual Juried Photography Show - Freeport Memorial Library
Through June 27, 2013 - Freeport

The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport is pleased to announce the winners of its 33rd Annual Juried Photography Show, co-sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings. This year�s juror, Jeff Harris, made the selections from the submissions received. Learn more about Jeff at www.jeffharrisphoto.com and jeffharrisphoto.tumblr.com. The Show will be on exhibit through June 27.

Siobhan McBride: 2013 Alexander Rutsch Award and Solo Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through June 29, 2013 - Pelham

Siobhan McBride is the winner of this year's Rutsch Award. Step into the dream-like world of her paintings during her solo show. Through June 29.

Siobhan McBride: 2013 Alexander Rutsch Award and Solo Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through June 29, 2013 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce Siobhan McBride as the winner of this year's Rutsch Award. Stop into the dream-like world of her paintings during her solo exhibition.

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.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through June 30, 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. June 4: Create Thumbprint Animals; June 8: Make a Sunflower Sequence book; June 15: Craft a Father's Day surprise; June 22: Create a Counting Fish Bowl; June 29: Make a Colorful Windsock.

Inclusive Weekend Classes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through June 30, 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 June 30, 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. June 6, 13, 20, and 27.

Story Time with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Emily, The Moxie Spot's resident storyteller, reads for the young and impressionable.

Sing-along with Andrew - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Hear stories, sing, dance, then eat!

Dance Around with Nat - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Nat, the Moxie Spot's proprietor, leads an hour of dancing and music.

Sunday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn

Babies and toddlers enjoy stories as read by a different visiting author each week.

Saturday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn

Saturday Story Time is geared toward kids ages 3 to 8 and their families. Authors and illustrators of picture books often visit us on Saturdays to present their new books, and neighborhood performers sometimes read as well.

Photography & Sculpture Exhibition - Rowayton Arts Center
Through June 30, 2013 - Rowayton

High-quality photography and sculpture by RAC exhibiting members are featured in this exhibit. June 2-Jun 30, 2013.

Teacher in the Field Library - Field Library
Through June 30, 2013 - Peekskill

Elementary and middle schoolers puzzled by a homework assignment can drop in for homework help from a certified teacher on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays,and Thursdays: June 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, and 13 from 4-6pm. Call the library for more dates.

Paul Thek and His Circle: Gay in the 1950s - Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

Stag Kids Reading Club - Fairfield University Bookstore
Through July 14, 2013 - Fairfield

Students in grades 1-8 are invited to join this incentive based reading program in partnership with the Bridgeport Bluefish and Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Read a minimum of 5 books and write one original book review between April 14 - July 14, 2013 and receive one free ticket to the Bridgeport Bluefish game on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 1:05pm. Additional tickets are available for purchase for $10. The Stag Kids Reading group will meet the players before the game for a private autograph session, run the bases after the game and a public announcement will acknowledge the students' reading success. One lucky member chosen at random will get to throw out the first pitch. Other raffle prizes include two free tickets to any Quick Center Performance Series Event (no expiration date) and a $25 Gift Card to the Fairfield University Bookstore (no expiration date).

The Universe Within Art by Govinda Sah ‘Azad’ - Tibet House US Gallery
Through July 24, 2013 - New York

Tibet House US has announced their upcoming art exhibit, The Universe Within, which will showcase the masterful works of renowned Nepalese artist Govinda Sah ‘Azad’. The exhibit will run from May 23, 2013 through July 24, 2013, with an opening reception to be held on May 23rd from 6-8pm ET. A portion of all sales will benefit Tibet House US and its ongoing work to preserve and present Tibetan culture. Govinda Sah ‘Azad’ is a celebrated, young Nepalese artist who studied in Nepal, Bangladesh, as well as London, where he is now based. The Universe Within, his first solo exhibition in the US, is an impressive display of his blossoming personal style – an introspective of the human life and soul through the study and display of creative cosmic, nebulous, and celestial occurrences. His paintings sometimes include vivid colors, but the paramount focus is the sharp and breathtaking contrast he creates between darkness and light. Govinda’s work encapsulates the Buddhist philosophy of inversion, an analysis of the macrocosm of the beyond in attempt to provide an awareness of inner humanity. Through his awe-inspiring depictions of the birth of stars and interactions between clouds, Govinda urges human understanding and recognition of a cosmic energy within. In 2010, Govinda’s art was presented at the 7th conference on The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena (INSAP VII) in the UK. INSAP conferences are a series of international meetings held to observe and explore the effects of the stars and sky on art, literature, myth, and other forms of cultural history. This year he will be presented at the 8th conference taking place at the American Museum of Natural History on July 7-12, 2013.

We Hold These Truths-The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through July 26, 2013 - Hempstead

Pick up Great Art Caper materials while in the Emily Lowe Gallery to enjoy self-guided super-sleuthing. Search for hidden clues in the works in the exhibit We Hold These Truths and use the clues to complete a message. Please check the museum's website for summer hours. This program runs through July 26.

Bike NY: Learn to Ride-Kids - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5
Through July 28, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

This free group class is for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. Through a safe, easy, effective method, Bike New York's experienced instructors help parents teach their kids how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Register at bikenewyork.org.

Bargemusic presents Music in Motion - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through July 31, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

These neighborhood family concerts are one-hour long and include a Q&A with the musicians afterward. Perfect for young listeners and budding musicians.

Summer Reading Game at The Field Library: 'Dig Into Reading!' - Field Library
Through August 31, 2013 - Peekskill

Sign up for The Field's fabulous summer reading games - for kids ages 4 and up. Sign-up begins June 27, and games end August 17. Participants will report on books to teenage volunteers, and move their game pieces along the library's "Dig Into Reading" game boards, getting prizes along the way. Kids who read enough books get an invitation to the library's Pizza Party. Check fieldkids.wordpress.com for details.

Fireworks - Coney Island Beach
Through August 31, 2013 - Coney Island

Coney Island USA presents fireworks every Friday during the Summer months. Enjoy the rides, surf, food, the Cyclones, and everything Coney Island has to offer, then top it off with a great fireworks display.

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.

Free Open Hours - Waterfront Museum
Through September 30, 2013 - Red Hook

Visit the Waterfront Museum during free open hours and learn about this historic Hudson River barge and the maritime history of New York harbor.

Downtown Sculpture Exhibit - Village of Ossining
Through October 01, 2013 - Ossining

To celebrate the Village of Ossining's bicentennial, tour the 25 outdoor sculptures installed throughout the Village's historic buildings and downtown waterfront area. The six-month juried exhibition, running May through October, will provide direct and free access to art for thousands of residents and visitors.

Muscoot Farmers' Market - Muscoot Farm
Through October 27, 2013 - Katonah

Food, meats, produce, pasta, dressings, pickles, jams, baked goods, and more are all available at the market.

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through October 31, 2013 - Flatbush

Kids have fun out in nature by playing animal charades, pretending to be a bat trying to catch a moth, or joining in many other fun and active nature games that teaches them about the nature around us. Led by a park naturalist.

White Plains Outdoor Farmers' Market - White Plains
Through November 20, 2013 - White Plains

An authentic, French open-air market offering everything from meats to produce to artisan cheeses and olive oil.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 23, 2013 - Bronxville

Over 25 vendors offer fresh produce, including organic produce, pasture raised meats, eggs, milk, fish fresh from Montauk, honey, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, breads, baked goods, quiche, dips, soups, herbs, lavender and lavender products, local wines, field-cut wild flowers, bottled milk, granola, soups, cookies, hand made soaps and lotions, home spun fibers for knitting, and chutney. Rain or shine.

Tarrytown Farmers' Market - Tarrytown
Through November 23, 2013 - Tarrytown

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, soups, and more.

Pleasantville Farmers' Market - Pleasantville
Through November 23, 2013 - Pleasantville

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Chappaqua Farmers' Market - Chappaqua Train Station
Through November 23, 2013 - Chappaqua

Fresh baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more. Family-friendly activities every week. Here are some of the vendors: Bombay Emerald Chutney. Indian-style chutneys (mint, plum, and more), samosas, and saag paneer. Bread Alone from Boiceville, NY. Organic breads baked every day using fresh grains and local produce. From rustic miche loaves to San Francisco-style sourdough, as well as their signature Morning Glory Muffins. Chatham Brewery from Old Chatham, NY. Small-batch ales sold in growlers; hard pumpkin, pear, and apple ciders, and old fashioned root beer, also sold in growlers. Clean Ridge Soap from Pound Ridge, NY. Soaps, oils, and lotions, all made from local plants and herbs from the NY area. Coach Farm from Pine Plains, NY. Authentic artisanal goat cheeses fresh from the farm, not sealed in plastic. Also goat's milk yogurts. Cowberry Crossing Farm from Claverack, NY. Farmers, Richardand& Cecile Harrison, are committed to local, humane, sustainable farming, and their farm is certified both organic and biodynamic. Produce, poultry, meat, and eggs. Flourish Baking Company from Scarsdale, NY. Diane Forley and Michael Otsuka bring their tarts, breads, prepared foods, and delicious vegetable pot pies to the market. Gaia's Breath from Hastings, NY. Organic meat vendor of free-range lamb, pork, veal, and chicken, and high-end flavorful sausages and charcuterie. Their farm, "265 acres of pure organic bliss," is situated between the Catskill and Adirondack mountain ranges. Honey Locust Farm from Newburgh, NY. A unique, small-scale farm that specializing in Chef-Centered Gourmet Agriculture. Products include teas, ciders, greens, herbs, and of course, honey. Hudson Valley Duck from Ferndale, NY. Bringing to market two varieties of duck at the farm - the classic Moulard and a heritage breed called Lola - and also duck charcuterie (duck prosciutto breast and duck salami), as well as speciality products like confit. Joe's Mozzarella from Hastings-on-the Hudson, NY. Handmade mozzarella and sandwiches. Kings Roaming Angus from Cobleskill, NY. Grass-fed beef, pork, and free-range chicken and eggs. The go-to vendor for all your BBQ needs. Kontoulis Olive Oil from Larchmont, NY. After inheriting a grove of olive trees, the Kontoulis family turned the grove into a business. They harvest and press the olives in Greece, but bottle the oil here. Madura Farms from Orange County, NY. Fancy mushrooms are their specialty, used for their medicinal and culinary value. Also available are their tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and exotic leafy greens. Morgiewicz Farms from Goshen, NY. You won't see heads of lettuce this big and fresh for miles. This family has been farming in black dirt country for four generations. Newgate Farms from Windsor, CT. Family owned since 1933 and farming for five generations, Newgate Farms is now a strictly retail, farmers' market agri-business, bringing fresh produce and farm products to the market. Obercreek Farm from Beacon, NY. Organic greenhouse baby and Asian greens. Orchards of Concklin from Pomona, NY. Many varieties of local apples and other fruits and berries, fresh apple cider donuts, pies, and cookies! Papa Pasquale Ravioli and Pasta Co. from Brooklyn, NY. A bevy of fresh ravioli, stuffed shells, rice balls, homespun marinara sauce, fresh ricotta, and dried sausage. Picklelicious from Teaneck, NJ. An amazing array of pickles (including their famous "pickle-on-a-stick"!) olives, and tapenades. The Pie Lady and Son from Nyack, NY. Even Grandma would approve of these classic American pies, made with fruit from local farms including the Chappaqua Farmers' Market's very own Orchards of Conklin! Pura Vida Fishery from Long Island, NY. Fresh fish, shellfish, and smoked fish from the Hampton Bays. "Scallops so sweet you could eat them raw." Pure Food Sisters from Greenwich CT. Two sisters who love to eat and cook healthy offer their line of prepared foods: arugula pesto, French bistro salads like shredded carrot or celery root remoulade. Ready, Set, Sharp from Hastings, NY. On-the-spot sharpening of knives (even serrated!), gardening tools, scissors, etc. Renee's Jams from Bedford, NY. Schoolteacher-turned-summer-jam-maker, Renee McCaine-Taylor, makes real homestyle jams. Rich Brownies from Briarcliff Manor, NY. Fans of Rich Brownies have described them as "amazing," "exquisite," and "as addictive as crack." They really are that good! Savor Cookies from Watertown, CT. A dizzying array of unusually flavored sweet and savory cookies such as roasted red pepper, cardamom and dark chocolate, and birch and maple. All beautifully packaged for gift-giving. Spice Revolution from Dobbs Ferry, NY. Selling meat rubs and seasonings for baking and vegetables, as well as exotic spices, gourmet salts, and chocolates. Stone Barns from Pocantico Hills, NY. Chef Dan Barber has become the voice of food sustainability, and his restaurants, Blue Hill, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, are the gold standard of true farm to table cuisine. So, it is with great pleasure that the Chappaqua Farmers Market announces that on the first and third Saturday of every month, Stone Barns will be selling their pristine meats raised in Pocantico Hills. Taiim Falafel from Hastings, NY. Hummus, Israeli salad, tabouleh, and other delicacies from this popular Hastings Eatery. Tierra Nut Farm from Valatie, NY. Organic, locally roasted and prepared nuts (ginger cashew, tamari almond, Thai-spiced cashews etc.), as well as nut butters and coffee made from fair-trade beans roasted in the Hudson Valley. True Food of Nyack from Nyack, NY. Prepared foods like wheatberry salads and lentil burgers made with local ingredients. Also, a variety of healthy burritos, filled with all things local. Winding Drive Artisan Jams, from Woodbury, CT. Artisan jams, jellies, and marmalades that emphasize distinctive flavor blends and traditional cooking methods. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 23, 2013 - Bronxville

Thirty-eight vendors, from veggies, fruit, pasture-raised meats, and poultry, to yarn.

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers' Market - Croton-on-Hudson
Through November 24, 2013 - Croton-on-Hudson

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meat, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Farmers' Market - Piermont Village
Through November 24, 2013 - Piermont

This weekly market features chutneys, breads, baked goods, produce, and artisanal cheese. Sundays through November 24.

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.

Rye Farmers' Market - Rye
Through December 15, 2013 - Rye

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 21, 2013 - Larchmont

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Ossining Farmers' Market - Ossining
Through December 21, 2013 - Ossining

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

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.

Kids Club Meeting - Queens Center Mall-Guest Services
Through December 28, 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 on the 1st Saturday of every month and be a part of the fun!

Forest Hills Greenmarket - Forest Hills (outside Post Office)
Through December 29, 2013 - Forest Hills

Features fresh, locally-grown vegetables, orchard fruit, nuts, coffee, berries, potted plants, flowers, honey, fresh seafood, breads, pastries, and more. This market is open Sundays through December 29.

Jackson Heights Greenmarket - Travers Park
Through December 29, 2013 - Jackson Heights

Located in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city, the recently expanded Jackson Heights Greenmarket is the largest and busiest Greenmarket in Queens. Wrapping around the edge of Travers Park, this bustling Sunday market draws a large crowd of families, long-time residents and young couples who come out to shop, enjoy the lively scene, and meet and greet their neighbors. The Friends of Travers Park designated 78th a "playstreet" where they host family-friendly events each Sunday adjacent to the market. Reflecting the culinary diversity of the neighborhood, the Jackson Heights market offers a broad selection of vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish, honey, chicken and specialty Mexican produce.

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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