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KIDS THEATER IN BRONX WEEK OF MAY 6

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by Kids Events Editor May 6, 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 6 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 6, 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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Asphalt Green's Summer Day Camp Open House - Asphalt Green's Murdhy Center
May 11, 2013 - Upper East Side

Stop by to discover the fun that awaits your camper this summer at Asphalt Green. No reservations are necessary. Everyone is welcome.

Mother’s Day Paper Flower Craft for Teens - The Field Library
May 06, 2013 - Peekskill

Teens and tweens are invited to make a beautiful paper flower and a card to go with it, for that special lady in their lives. This event is free of charge and open to students in middle and high school. Generously underwritten by a grant from the H.O.P.E. For Youth Foundation, supporting Hudson Valley youth programs that foster healthy growth and positive achievement. For more details or to reserve a spot call 914-737-1212 or email eanastasi@wlsmail.org. Field Library is located at 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, NY 10566.

Preschool Play - Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park
May 06, 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.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
May 06, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
May 06, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
May 06, 2013 - White Plains

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

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
May 06, 2013 - Wilton

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

Tot Time - Rockville Center Library
May 06, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Little ones have fun during this story and activity time.

Open Mic Poetry Night - Barnes and Noble - Utopia Center
May 06, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

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

Family Movie - Haverstraw Public Library; Village Branch
May 06, 2013 - Haverstraw

The library hosts a kid-friendly movie night.

Summer Camp/Pre-K Open House - Gymboree Play & Music of Scarsdale
May 06, 2013 - Scarsdale

Learn about Gymboree Scarsdale's MY FIRST CAMP for preschoolers. Encourage curiosity and build self-confidence in your preschooler through art, science exploration, play, and more. Teachers also read children's books that explore and nurture key social and emotional skills, engage in activities that require cooperation and self-awareness, and encourage communication with peers. This school readiness class includes both independent and group learning activities to promote the important personal and social skills your preschool child will need for a successful transition into school. Now accepting registration. Camp runs June 24th through August 30st. For more information, or to sign up for your FREE preview class please visit online at gymboreeclasses.com/scarsdaleny.site, or call the center direct at 914-472-0192. Limited spots available.

The Williamsburg Spelling Bee - Pete's Candy Store
May 06, 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

Story Time - After School Special - Rockville Centre Public Library
May 06, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Children in kindergarten and first grade will enjoiy this time set aside especially for them to have fun.

Mommy and Me Yoga - Manhasset Public Library
May 06, 2013 - Manhasset

Licensed instructor Beth Lipset will lead children and their caregivers through a series of one-on-one simple yoga poses. Come relax, bond with your child, and have fun.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
May 06, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids learn, play, and practice chess.

Peek-a-Boo Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
May 06, 2013 - Williamsburg

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for babies and toddlers.

College Prep 101 - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Highway branch
May 06, 2013 - Gravesend

This workshop reviews what it takes to get into college. For high school students.

Author Eric Kahn Gale - Chappaqua Library
May 06, 2013 - Chappaqua

Eric Kahn Gale, author of "THE BULLY BOOK," will be this year's Brian Socolow Lecturer. Kirkus Reviews called THE BULLY BOOK "a compelling and unusual look at a complex and intractable problem that succeeds admirably as story as well." Based on his own life experiences, the "gripping debut novel" (Publisher's Weekly) is funny, suspenseful and provocative. For 5th graders through adults.

Brian Socolow Lecture: Eric Kahn Gale, author of 'The Bully Book' - Chappaqua Public Library
May 06, 2013 - Chappaqua

Eric Kahn Gale, author of "The Bully Book," will be the Brian Socolow Lecturer on Monday, May 6th at 7 pm at the Chappaqua Public Library. Kirkus Magazine called "The Bully Book" "a compelling and unusual look at a complex and intractable problem that succeeds admirably as story as well." This "gripping debut novel" (Publisher's Weekly), based on the author's own experience, is funny, suspenseful, and provocative. For 5th graders through adults.

Sunnyside Piano Academy - Sunnyside Reformed Church
May 06, 2013 - Sunnyside

In this open studio, kids can 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."

Urban Comics - North Forest Park Library
May 06, 2013 - Forest Hills

Crazy for comic books and manga? Kids can create their own heroes and villains that look just like them and their friends in this comics workshop taught by professional cartoonist Ivan Velez.

Picture Book Time - Hillcrest Library
May 06, 2013 - Flushing

Preschoolers ages 3-5 and their parents or other caregivers, can enjoy an hour of fun, stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.

Rain or Shine: Create Your Own Weather Station - North Hills Library
May 06, 2013 - Little Neck

Participants will learn the basics of weather recording and forecasting by building, collecting, and recording data from, barometers, anemometers, rain gauges, radiometers, and hygrometers.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
May 06, 2013 - Jericho

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

Bereavement Support Group-South Shore - Merrick Jewish Center
May 06, 2013 - Merrick

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

Teen Book Club - Elmont Memorial Library
May 06, 2013 - Elmont

The monthly featured book is Fade by Lisa McMann. For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They're just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck. Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody's talking. When Janie taps into a classmate's violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open -- but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie's in way over her head, and Cabe's shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both. Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability -- and it's bleak. Seriously, brutally bleak. Not only is her fate as a dream catcher sealed, but what's to come is way darker than she'd feared....

Wilton Schools Fine and Performing Arts (FAPA) Exhibit Opening Reception - Wilton Library
May 06, 2013 - Wilton

Enjoy a celebration of the Wilton Schools' Fine and Performing Arts Exhibition at the Wilton Library featuring over 400 works from students in kindergarten through 12th grade on exhibit throughout the library. During the reception, student musical performances will also take place in the Brubeck Room. Refreshments served. The exhibit will run from May 5-May 24.

Writing Group - Barnes and Noble -Country Glen Center
May 06, 2013 - Carle Place

Feel inspired to write? Join other writers who are seasoned or just beginning. Share tips, ideas, skills.

Children's Basketball - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
May 06, 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.

GRAND RE-OPENING! - CCLC at 4 NY Plaza
May 06, 2013 - New York

All families interested in enrollment beginning on May 6 should enroll now. For more information contact Lisa Pacheco at lpacheco@cclc.com. CCLC at 4 NY Plaza is conveniently located in Lower Manhattan at 4 New York Plaza, in New York City near the intersection of Broad and Water Streets, inside the J.P. Morgan Chase office building. The CCLC at 4 NY Plaza Child Care Center is open to enrollment from the community and designed to provide full-time and part-time care for as those aged 6 wks to 5 yrs, as well as backup care and scheduled drop-in care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old.

Preschool Play - Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park
May 07, 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.

La Leche - JCC Rockland
May 07, 2013 - West Nyack

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

Story Time at the J - JCC Rockland
May 07, 2013 - West Nyack

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

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
May 07, 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.

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

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

PreSchool Stroytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
May 07, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
May 07, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Pop-Up Concert - Picker Pops Up - Miller Theatre
May 07, 2013 - New York

Tobias Picker Ensemble (Keir GoGwilt, violin; Nathaniel LaNassa, piano; Margaret Dyer, viola; Michael Unterman, cello; and Tony Flynt, bass) returns to Miller, after being featured on the Composer Portraits series last year, with this selection of intimate chamber works, performed by the same artists who will soon record them for a new album -- his first chamber music record in 30 years.

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
May 07, 2013 - White Plains

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

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
May 07, 2013 - Wilton

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
May 07, 2013 - Wilton

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

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
May 07, 2013 - Wilton

Children aged 3-4 gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes. No registration required.

On My Own - Rockville Center Library
May 07, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Children learn independence while having fun and sharing social skills.

Books Before Bedtime - Rockville Center Library
May 07, 2013 - Rockville Centre

3-5-year-olds will engage in reading exciting books before bedtime.

Archery - Willowbrook Park Archery Range
May 07, 2013 - Staten Island

Kids, 8 and older, and grownups learn archery with a trained instructor. A mandatory safety review is part of the session.

Drop-In Craft - Haverstraw Public Library; Village Branch
May 07, 2013 - Haverstraw

Children can stop by the library to make a craft to take home.

Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
May 07, 2013 - Garden City

Encourage your little one's love of reading by joining our weekly story time. Receive a Book Club Passport at your first story time and a special gift after attending five.

Dance for Disabled Residents of Westchester County - Westchester County Center
May 07, 2013 - White Plains

Dancing and fun for disabled residents of Westchester County, ages 16 and older. Pre-registration required. Transportation can be arranged through Northeast Westchester Special Recreation for $10. For information and to reserve a spot, call 914-347-4409.

Toddler Time/Sing Along with Ms. Cindy - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
May 07, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Kids enjoy stories, socializing, and singing with Ms. Cindy.

Spring Cupcake Wars - Hendrick Hudson Free Library
May 07, 2013 - Montrose

Since spring is coming, let's make a great cupcake to celebrate! Cupcakes, frosting, and toppings will be provided - just bring your spring vision! For children in grades 4-6. Registration by phone required.

Tween Craft - Duct Tape Creations - White Plains Public Library
May 07, 2013 - White Plains

Duct tape, hair accessory findings, Velcro tabs, and tools are supplied by the library. Participants choose from three different crafts: a bi-fold wallet, a barette with a flower, or a decal. There will be a raffle at the end of the event. The winner gets a free book! For middle school students in grades 6-8. Registration on the library's website calendar is not required but greatly appreciated. Snacks will be served.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
May 07, 2013 - Sunset Park

Children, age birth to 5 years, and with and without disabilities, share stories, rhymes, and play. Part of the Child's Place for Children for Special Needs.

Origami Math Games with Karen Wellington - Bellerose Library
May 07, 2013 - Bellerose

Paper folding meets game playing! Origami not only helps clarify math concepts and impresses teachers, but is lots of fun and creative, too. Kids will complete a different game to take home. Space is limited and available first come, first served.

Magical Quilters - East Elmhurst Library
May 07, 2013 - East Elmhurst

Create an art piece highlighting a character(s) or paragraph from a favorite book. Registration required.

Sandy Memory Collage - Arverne Library
May 07, 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.

Mother's Day Arts and Crafts - Hillcrest Library
May 07, 2013 - Flushing

Show Mom how much she means to the family. Make a special gift for her, and create a pop-up card, too.

Selecting Books for Tween Readers - Fairfield Public Library
May 07, 2013 - Fairfield

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

Board Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
May 07, 2013 - Marine Park

Kids and tweens exercise their minds and have fun at the same time by playing board games.

Ready, Sit, Read! - Finkelstein Memorial Library
May 07, 2013 - Spring Valley

The library hosts a special story time for emerging readers.

Attacca Quartet in Recital - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
May 07, 2013 - New York

Juilliard's 2012-13 Graduate String Quartet-in-Residence performs the annual Lisa Arnhold Memorial Concert. Formed at Juilliard, this quartet of extraordinary string players has been playing together since their undergraduate years. This concert marks the 20th annual Lisa Arnhold Memorial Recital as a presentation by Juilliard of its graduate quartet-in-residence, the members of which serve as teaching assistants to the celebrated Juilliard String Quartet. FREE tickets available 4/23.

Children's Soccer - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
May 07, 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.

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! - No Fun Bar
May 07, 2013 - NYC

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday May 7th, 2013 ed. Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials (Half priced drinks till 9pm)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 4.0 (Now @ No Fun Bar) Presented by Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby TUESDAYS @ No Fun Bar: 161 Ludlow St. (bet. Houston & Stanton st.) Showtime: 8:00PM No Cover, One Drink Min. (Half priced drinls till 9pm) For info/reservations: 212-477-1616 Via subway: F train to 2nd ave. This week's guests (Tuesday May 7th, 2013 lineup): Award Winning Louie CK Impersonator J-L Cauvin! Boston Strong Jessie Richardson! Long Island�s Own Mo Diggs! He�s Also Swarthy Fariaz Rabbani! Old Skool Burt Paseos! Puppet Mistress April Brucker! John Cena�s Worst Nightmare Benel Germosen! Et al.! Hosted by Pat Rigby! Featuring Todd Montesi!! DJ�d by The Ms.#WhiteGurlProblemz Liz Lord! UG IT. http://www.youtube.com/MONTIKILLAVISION - http://ugcomedyshow.tumblr.com/

Parent and Me Class - Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
May 07, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy this special class designed for parents and little ones ages 2 ½ to 4 years old.

Drop-In Chess - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
May 08, 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.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
May 08, 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.

Special Wednesdays At The J - JCC Rockland
May 08, 2013 - West Nyack

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

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
May 08, 2013 - Garnerville

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

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
May 08, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
May 08, 2013 - Wilton

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
May 08, 2013 - Wilton

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

Dialogues on...The Impact of Learning Disorders and ADD on Psychological Development - New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
May 08, 2013 - Upper East Side

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute's Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis division continues the "Dialogues on..." series of discussions with leading child development experts. Dr. Josephine Wright is a Child and Adult Psychiatrist and Psychoanalyst on the teaching faculties of New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute and Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute. She has practiced for more than thirty years in both Manhattan and Connecticut with adults, children, and families suffering from a variety of issues and has developed particular interests in adoption and in the complex interactions of emotional, psychological, and social development in young people with learning and executive function problems such as ADHD. She has consulted widely to schools, including boarding schools in New England and has published articles on these issues in several professional journals. She is the author of the influential "Do We Really Need Ritalin: A Family Guide to ADHD" (HarperCollins, 1997). With the "Dialogues on..." series of discussions and Q&A, the NYC community has access to child development experts on relevant and pressing topics. The events are free and open to the public and are an integral part of NYPSI's commitment to community outreach. "Dialogues on..." events are geared towards professionals and parents who are involved with the care of children in the school and home environments. Educators, school administrators, community leaders, grandparents, and parents are welcome to attend. The "Dialogues on..." series is made possible by a generous donation to NYSPI from The Poses Family Foundation. Additional funding was received from The James and Judith K. Dimon Foundation in honor of Ms. Themis Dimon.

Reading for Fun - Laurelton Library
May 08, 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.

Knights of Queens - Queens Village Library
May 08, 2013 - Queens Village

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

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
May 08, 2013 - Laurelton

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

Book Babies @ The Field - The Field Library
May 08, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Evening Program for Adults & High School Students: What's the Buzz with Honeybees? - Greenburgh Nature Center
May 08, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enter into the busy life of a honeybee hive with GNC naturalist Greg Wechegelaer. Learn why and how these amazing creatures are critical players in our own lives and global economy. Greg discusses the threats currently faced by honeybees, and how what harms bees threatens us in turn. The evening includes a taste test of some local honeys.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
May 08, 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 08, 2013 - Cypress Hills

A drama program for kids and tweens. Registration required.

Storytime: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle - Barnes & Noble
May 08, 2013 - West Nyack

Pre-readers and early readers are invited to follow a little green caterpillar as he eats his way to becoming a beautiful butterfly.

Mother's Day Stories and Craft - Hendrick Hudson Free Library
May 08, 2013 - Montrose

Stories and a simple craft for children ages 4 through Kindergarten. Registration by phone required.

Chess Workshop - Brooklyn Public Library, Brower Park branch
May 08, 2013 - Crown Heights

Learn, play, and practice chess!

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Sheepshead Bay branch
May 08, 2013 - Sheepshead Bay

Arts and crafts lovers unite!

Sunnyside Piano Academy - Sunnyside Reformed Church
May 08, 2013 - Sunnyside

In this open studio, kids can 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."

COPE Newly Bereaved Parent Support Group - Chai Center in Dix Hills
May 08, 2013 - Dix Hills

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support groups meetings for newly bereaved parents (loss within past 18 months) one evening per month. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Executive Director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993.

Training for Horseshoe-Crab Tagging - Maritime Aquarium
May 08, 2013 - Norwalk

The spring moons soon will be drawing male and female horseshoe crabs up onto the beaches for an annual mating ritual. The Maritime Aquarium is seeking volunteers to help attach census tags to horseshoe crabs as the crabs come up out of the water to spawn at Calf Pasture Beach. It's all part of a census of horseshoe crabs in Long Island Sound, being led by Dr. Jennifer Mattei of Sacred Heart University. Volunteers should attend this training session to learn how to safely tag horseshoe crabs. Volunteers should be in 10th grade or older. Younger children can assist if working with a parent, teacher or guardian. Tagging sessions at Calf Pasture will be held on selected mornings and evenings later in the month of May and also in June. To sign up or for more details about the training sessions, call The Maritime Aquarium at ext. 2352, or e-mail jschnierlein@maritimeaquarium.org.

Ambler Farm Reads - Ambler Farm
May 08, 2013 - Wilton

Children ages 4-6 and their caregivers meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy stories about chickens as well as a nature walk. Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card. Registration required.

Keeping It Cool When Life Isn't: Dealing With Parental Stress - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division
May 08, 2013 - White Plains

Presented by Lisa DeFelice, MA, M.Ed., LMHC. 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.

Wednesdays in Teardrop Park - Teardrop Park
May 08, 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.

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities - Christ & Holy Trinity Preschool, The Seabury Center
May 08, 2013 - Westport

Chris Abildgaard NCSP, LCP Director, The Social Learning Center of Benhaven, Tim Heitzman, PhD and Ann McCarthy, Education Advocate of The Southfield Center for Development in Darien, CT will be speaking on Improving Social Skills for Children with Executive Function Issues.

The Power of Playful Learning: How Our Children Really Learn - Barnard Hall, James Room
May 09, 2013 - Morningside Heights

A Julia Howe Ward Child Development Lecture with Kathy Hirsh-Pasek Gone are the days when children spent nearly half of their free time at play. Across the country, thousands of schools trim recess from the day's activities, telling parents the time is better spent in academic pursuits. But have children profited from this uptick in "educational" time? Statistics suggest not: U.S. teens rank surprisingly low among industrialized nations in reading, science, and math. Newsweek decries the next generation's lack of creativity in a century that demands flexible thinking, while some have gone farther and insisted that the subpar performance is a national security risk. How, then, do our children really learn? Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Lefkowitz Professor of Psychology and director of the Infant and Language Laboratory at Temple University, debunks the myth that play and learning are incompatible, exploring ways in which one facilitates the other. Sponsored by the Barnard Center for Toddler Development.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
May 09, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Bouncing Babies - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
May 09, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King?s Daughters Public Library
May 09, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
May 09, 2013 - White Plains

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

Grow More Vegetables Certificate Series - Queens Botanical Garden
May 09, 2013 - Flushing

Queens Botanical Garden announces the opening of registration for the “Grow More Vegetables” program which will be held at the Garden beginning in April. This is a free edible gardening course designed to equip community gardeners, teachers, and city residents with the best organic techniques for growing vegetables safely and effectively, particularly in urban settings. The program, with hands-on gardening instruction, consists of six classes, both in the classroom and in the field. There is an application process and preference will be given to participants who work, live, or garden in Queens. The course runs for six Thursdays, April 4-May 9, 6-8pm. Space is limited.

Nancy Drew Book Club - Rose Memorial Library
May 09, 2013 - Stony Point

Young readers are invited to the library for a brief book discussion, trivia games, a craft, and a snack. Get a copy of the book at registration.

Enchanting April Exhibitions at Agora - Agora Gallery
Through May 09, 2013 - New York

This April, two inspiring exhibitions are coming to Agora Gallery, Interpretive Realms combines a thrilling sense of kinetic excitement with the detached ability to reflect and describe. The result is work that has one foot in the everyday world and the other in that of the imagination, elevating both to a new and interesting level. In Altered States of Reality: An Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography, fine art photographers employ a variety of techniques and styles but each one manages to capture something intriguing and thought-provoking in their memorable images. The exhibitions open on April 19, 2013 and continue until May 9, 2013. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday, April 25, 2013. Entrance is free and all art lovers are encouraged to attend to be entranced by these bewitching works. Exhibition Dates: April 19, 2013 – May 9, 2013 Reception: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 6-8 pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/4_25_2013.aspx Featured Artists: Interpretive Realms Eugene Brimmerberg | Salome de Cambra | Gerardo Horacio De Gioia | Isabelle Habegger | Neema Lal | Josyane Martinez | William Mastrogiulio | Sandra McRae | Prenn Nguyen | Betty Pomarede | David Reinfeld | Roger Rutten | Angelo Sannasardo | Karl Sternath | Jesús Uclés | W.M. Vinci | John Wolter Altered States of Reality: An Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography Roland Behrmann | Lella Beretta | Trond Are Berge | Dominique Braud | Fernando Braune | Mili DC Hartinger | Vincent Galassi | Patricia Gilman | Shifra | Anders Lidholm | Jean-François Mercier | Laurent Paillier | Dennis Stein | Rossella Tomaselli About Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

Bossy Frog and Farm Market Season Opening - Nyack Farmers Market
May 09, 2013 - Nyack

The Bossy Frog kicks off the market's move back outdoors for the season. Mothers of toddlers know how popular these monthly shows can be - so get there early to park your stroller.

Das Wandernde Sternlein - Czech Center New York
Through May 09, 2013 - New York

Exhibition by the Czech artist MARK THER, featuring his award winning film Das Wandernde Sternlein, 2011. The film takes place in the dark forest of the Czech frontiers, the Sudetenland, and presents woods and wilderness as the site of childhood nightmares and secret rituals. Exhibition opening: Thursday, March 21 at 7PM. Open through May 9. More info: www.czechcenter.com

DEORO: The Brooklyn Manila Project - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
May 09, 2013 - New York

The Grammy-nominated team DEORO comes to Lincoln Center with an innovative program of music, dance, martial arts, and video that grew out of three years of travel to the Philippines and collaborations with traditional and urban artists and musicians, in remote Mindanao and in Manila, respectively. Fusing their unique style of classical groove with the thousands year old local traditions of tribal music, DEORO's Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer also explored the edgy, urban sounds produced by of some of the country's best-known young artists. The recording DEOROXX was the result. At the Atrium, Eggar and Palmer will be joined by Waway Saway, musical leader of the Talaandig tribe; Daniel Darwin, winner of the X Factor Philippines; feminist rapper Nyko Maca; and tribal singer Jonan Aguilar, among others. Video is by the DLP. Choreography by Attack Theatre.

A Reptile 'Edventure' - Corona Library
May 09, 2013 - Corona

Join Erik Callender in this fun-filled educational experience for children ages 6 and up that allows participants the unique opportunity to see, touch, and learn about some of the world's most fascinating creatures.

Kids Club - Hillcrest Library
May 09, 2013 - Flushing

Kids Club is just for you: a free, fun program that offers something new and different to do for children ages 8-12.

Free Child ID - Rockville Centre Public Library
May 09, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Come into the Library to have your child fingerprinted and photographed for an ID card, courtesy of NY Life.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
May 09, 2013 - Stony Point

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

Silly Singalong and Stories - White Plains Public Library
May 09, 2013 - White Plains

Children ages 3-5 and a participating adult sing along to favorite silly songs, learn some new ones, and hear some silly stories, then have fun with rhythm instruments, puppets, and fingerplays.

The Emotional Impact of Food Allergies on Children and Families - JCC of Mid-Westchester
May 09, 2013 - Scarsdale

A parenting symposium presented by Food Allergy NY and the JCC, featuring Dr. Amy Silverman, Clinical Psychiatrist Weill Cornell Medical College. RSVP to Julie Dorfman at dorfmanj@jccmw.org or call 914-472-3300 x412. Food Allergy NY is an educational group that provides support to families living with food allergies.

Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Bedford branch
May 09, 2013 - Crown Heights

Babies, books, read alouds, and socializing with other babies.

Mothers are Amazing! - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker Library
May 09, 2013 - Dyker Heights

Honor mom and make her a special craft in this arts and crafts workshop.

826 NYC After School Tutoring - Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg branch
May 09, 2013 - Brooklyn

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

Mother's Day Craft - Queens Village Library
May 09, 2013 - Queens Village

Kids can show off their creativity and their love for Mom, by making her a beautiful craft in honor of her special day.

Origami Math Games with Karen Wellington - East Elmhurst Library
May 09, 2013 - East Elmhurst

Paper folding meets game playing! Origami not only helps clarify math concepts and impresses teachers, but is lots of fun and creative, too. Kids will complete a different game to take home. Space is limited and available first come, first served.

One Moon - Finkelstein Memorial Library
May 09, 2013 - Spring Valley

This library hosts a multi-cultural story time with bilingual stories for children ages 3-7. Children will receive free books courtesy of Dollar General Store and the American Library Association (ALA)/Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). Registration is required. This week, hear stories in English and French.

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
May 09, 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.

Why Foreign Policy Begins at Home: a talk with Richard N. Haass - The Cooper Union - The Great Hall
May 09, 2013 - New York

Richard N. Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations will outline “Why Foreign Policy Begins at Home”at The Cooper Union. Haass contends that the United States must sharply limit its engagement in foreign wars and humanitarian interventions in order to reclaim its role as the primary director of global events -- rather than being shaped by them -- and maintain that role in a world of unprecedented chaos and constant crisis. Haass has served as the president of the Council on Foreign Relations since July of 2003. He was the director of policy planning for the Department of State, lead U.S. official on Afghanistan and Northern Ireland (2001-2003), and principal Middle East adviser to President George H.W. Bush (1989-93). He is the author or editor of eleven books on U.S. foreign policy, including War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars. Haass’ latest book is Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order. This lecture is made possible by the Benjamin Menschel Distinguished Lectureship, established with a generous grant from The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation. In its 12th year, this highly regarded lecture series has provided a public platform for some of the most renowned scientists, historians, economists and intellectuals of our time. In addition to this program, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation helped fund the construction of Cooper Union’s Student Housing, and endowed two programs that provide both faculty and student support, all in honor of Richard and Robert Menschel's father, Benjamin Menschel.

THE WESTCHESTER MALL HOST'S MOM'S NITE OUT! - The Westchester
May 09, 2013 - White Plains

FREE event to feature pampering, entertainment, and delicious refreshments. In honor of National Mom's Nite Out, The Westchester invites moms of all ages to enjoy a free evening of relaxation, fun and pampering from 5-8pm on Thursday, May 9. Attendees will be treated to entertainment, refreshments, fashion and beauty services, goodie bags, and more - all focused on rewarding and celebrating motherhood. As an added bonus, mom will have an opportunity to enter to win a trip for herself and a friend to attend Bon Jovi's "Because We Can" concert tour stop in Chicago at historic Soldier Field on Friday, July 12, 2013.

Call for Volunteers - Long Island Crisis Center
May 09, 2013 - Bellmore

Make a difference this spring. Volunteer and save a life. Did you know that spring and the summer are the seasons for the highest rate of suicide and suicide attempts - and not the winter holiday season? This season, you can help make a difference in someone's life by becoming a volunteer at Long Island Crisis Center. The Crisis Center, the 24 hours-a-day/7 days-a-week suicide prevention and crisis intervention hotline, is currently recruiting volunteers to participate in its upcoming Counselor Assistant Training Program. No experience is necessary and the hours are flexible to accommodate the individual needs of volunteers. The free, comprehensive orientation training program takes place over 3 three-hour sessions at the Crisis Center's office in Bellmore. For more information, check out the website, longislandcrisiscenter.org and click on "Volunteer," then call 516-826-0244 to schedule an interview.

Bonpoint Sample Sale - Metropolitan Pavilion
Through May 09, 2013 - New York

Baby and kids clothing up to 60 percent off retail prices. Boys and girls, sizes newborn to pre-teen. American Express, Visa and Mastercard accepted. No cash or checks accepted. All sales final. No exchanges or returns. Strollers not allowed on premises. For a preview (not all of their collections will be at the sale), visit www.Bonpoint.com

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
May 10, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
May 10, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Board Games - Finkelstein Memorial Library
May 10, 2013 - Spring Valley

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

Mothers' Center Circle - Baldwin Public Library
May 10, 2013 - Baldwin

Part of the National Mothers' Center, this group provides a social outlet for mothers and their children. Discuss the challenges and joys of parenting, while the children enjoy a play group. The group provides a welcoming, non-judgmental environment where mothers can share insights and build confidence. Registration required.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
May 10, 2013 - Laurelton

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

LEGO Club - Haverstraw Public Library; Village Branch
May 10, 2013 - Haverstraw

Calling LEGO builders. Come in and play with the library's LEGO's.

Wii Play - Haverstraw Public Library; Village Branch
May 10, 2013 - Haverstraw

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

Mother's Day Craft @ The Field - Field Library
May 10, 2013 - Peekskill

Kids are invited to make one-of-a-kind Mother's Day cards for the best moms in the world - theirs! All ages are welcome with a helping adult.

5th Annual Children’s Book Drive - Child Care Council of Westchester
Through May 10, 2013 - Scarsdale

The Council is hosting their 5th Annual Children's Book Drive from April 15-May 10. Individuals can drop off high-quality, gently used books for children, ages birth-12 years, at the Council's offices. Books will be distributed to dozens of child-care and after-school programs serving economically disadvantaged children throughout our county. Help the organization reach their goal of 3000 books!

Jammin' Jitterbugs - Manhasset Public Library
May 10, 2013 - Manhasset

Miss Holli and Mr. Tommy lead little ones as they shake, rattle, and roll in a weekly music class. Younger siblings welcome.

Storytime: Meet Spot - Barnes & Noble
May 10, 2013 - West Nyack

Early and pre-readers are invited to stop by the store's children's section for stories about the little yellow puppy with the brown spots. Kids will hear stories about Spot then get to meet this popular children's book character.

Freestyle Fridays! - Brooklyn Public LIbrary, Bushwick branch
May 10, 2013 - Bushwick

Teens hang out, do homework, play board and electronic games, and learn about technology.

Mother's Day Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Walt Whitman branch
May 10, 2013 - Fort Greene

Make a craft or an art piece for your mom!

Picture Book Time - North Forest Park Library
May 10, 2013 - Forest Hills

Enjoy stories and coloring in this program for children ages 4-5 and their caregivers.

Craft Time-Ozone Park - Ozone Park Library
May 10, 2013 - Ozone Park

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

Mother's Day Story and Craft - Douglaston/Little Neck Library
May 10, 2013 - Little Neck

Children ages 2-5 years and their parent or adult caregiver will listen to stories, sing songs, do fingerplays and make a special gift for mother or grandmother. Preregistration is required. The program will last 45 minutes.

Design a Mother's Day Bracelet - Central Library
May 10, 2013 - Jamaica

Yvette Powell guides children age 8 and up through the process of designing and making a bracelet as a Mother's Day gift. All materials will be provided, including a gift box in which to take the bracelet home. Space is limited and available first come, first served.

Teen Craft Club - Elmont Memorial Library
May 10, 2013 - Elmont

The Teen Craft Club welcomes teens join them in a crafting adventure twice a month. Register in person or by calling YA Services at 516-354-5280 x247.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
May 10, 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.

National Public Gardens Day and Garden Tour - Queens Botanical Garden
May 10, 2013 - Flushing

Fee: Free with voucher (see link below) Celebrate National Public Gardens Day with a tour of Queens Botanical Garden's verdant landscapes. Voucher for free admission here: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/celebrate-national-public-gardens-day/

Legos in the Library - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
May 10, 2013 - Fairfield

Drop in, bring a friend, and create with a mega selection of Legos. Grades K-5.

Sunset Singing Circle - Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park
May 10, 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."

Celebrate Astronomy Day with a Night Under the Stars - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
May 10, 2013 - New York

Guests are invited to join amateur astronomers from the Intrepid Museum staff and get an up-close view of the stars, planets and constellations through eight different telescopes, as well as explore constellation names, mythology and the history of the cosmos through multimedia presentations. Coffee, tea and cider will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at educationevents@intrepidmuseum.org.

Sing-a-song and play along! - Young Israel of Huntington
May 10, 2013 - Huntington

Free Mommmy and me program with parent/caregiver for ages 18months-4yrs. Come explore Jewish traditions through music, play and craft. To reserve your spot please contact program director, Melanie Linker at 631-697-2658.

5th Annual Fair @ The Square - Westchester Square
May 11, 2013 - Bronx

The Westchester Square Merchants Association, in partnership with the Bronx Council on the Arts and NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation, invite you to the 5th Annual "Fair @ The Square." Sponsored by The Westchester Square Business Improvement District, this event takes place Saturday, May 11th from 11am to 6pm along the streets of Westchester Square, between St. Raymond and Westchester Avenues. The purpose of this FREE street festival is to promote the diversity in the commerce, culture, and community of Westchester Square, one of the busiest areas in the Bronx, traveled through by over 80,000 commuters daily, all coming together to celebrate the "rebuilding of a great area for a great future." This multi-cultural event, which attracts thousands of fair-goers throughout the day, will feature an all-day concert series hosted by Rhina Valentin, "La Reina del Barrio" of BronxNet's OPEN Show, and Dennis "Dion" Nardone of WVOX 1460AM Radio, as popular NY artists take the stage, including Alive N Kickin' ("Tighter, Tighter"), one of the premier event bands in the Tri-State area, Freestyle sensations Soave ("Cryin' Over You") and Fascination ("Why You Wanna Go"), Top 10 Billboard Songwriter Ron Rogers performing his worldwide #1 hit song "Deputy of Love" and giving a sneak peak at his upcoming show production "Cowboys & Gangsters," returning artists Gene DiNapoli with his new Bronx Bombers Show featuring songs by Bobby Darin, Tony Orlando, and many others, Italian Hip-Hop Movement artist SALESE, the BHARATI Dance Academy, International recording artist Veronica Kole, the Bronx Reign Dancers, W.R.A.T.H., the new voice of Hip-Hop, and many more performers...a show not to be missed! In addition, a Youth Stage on the terrace of the newly renovated Owen Dolen Park facility will feature a variety of performers including international recording artist, Veronica Kole, Students from the Just Nuts Music School, singers and dancers from the Bangladeshi community and Harvest Fields Church, the BHARATI Dance Academy, and much more! This year's Fair will also feature the Bronx Council on the Arts' annual Art Walk showcasing the works of local Bronx artists and artisans, an MTA Antique Bus, and a Kid's Activity Area featuring face painting and arts and crafts by the Westchester-Zerega Improvement District, an FDNY Smoke House and Antique Fire Engine, the Bronx Children's Museum Mobile, magician John Turdo, all sorts of games, exhibits, and other fun activities, as scores of merchants and vendors display their products, wares, and services, and great restaurants offer up great food. This FREE, fantastic, fun-filled, community event is part of Bronx Week 2013. For Vendor Opportunities, please contact MAS at 718-828-2880, or via email at info@masmarketingny.com. For Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Angela Porcelli at 718-283-4081, or via email at angela@masmarketingny.com or Jacqueline Acevedo-Villanueva at 917-640-1003, or via email at jacqueacevedo@aol.com.

Go Fish With Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could - Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park
May 11, 2013 - Battery Park City

CATCH-AND-RELEASE FISHING & ART: Join BPCPC's Master Anglers and drop a line for some of the 30-plus species of fish that live in New York Bay (the Hudson River's estuary). During GO FISH, barbless hooks minimize injuries to both fish and participants. Fish are placed in saltwater tanks for observation and identification before being released back into the Hudson. Live demonstrations and displays teach fish anatomy and heighten awareness of the ecology, flourishing marine life and current state of good health of the Hudson River and its estuary. Drop in on fish-related art projects. Rods, reels and bait are provided for those who don't bring their own. SPECIAL BIRDING EVENT: Visit with falcons, owls and hawks from the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center, and learn about their unique anatomy and the adaptions that make them formidable hunters. FAMILY PERFORMANCE: GRAMMY nominee Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could bring energetic, rockin' music that will have you boppin' your head, raisin' your hands, and stompin' your feet… all at once! Brady Rymer recorded with roots-rock band From Good Homes for 13 years, sharing the stage with Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews and Bob Weir, before expanding his music into the children's genre. Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could is a sparkling blend of folk, roots, and old time rock n' roll, and "just might be the best-sounding band in children's music," according to NPR's All Things Considered. They have released 6 acclaimed albums, including their most recent release Love Me for Who I Am (2011).

11th Annual Kite Making Workshop - Socrates Sculpture Park
May 11, 2013 - Long Island City

Socrates Sculpture Park and The Noguchi Museum present this annual kite event. Using recycled materials, children and their families draw inspiration from the Park's fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline to build and decorate kites, then fly them in the Park. (Rain or Shine). This season artist Miguel Luciano will lead a workshop centered on Caribbean kite traditions. Participants will produce handmade paper kites, personalizing them with text and graphics, which form poems or personal statements in the sky that explore ideas of flying, freedom, and community.

Bird Banding - Westmoreland Sanctuary
May 11, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Join Westmoreland and Marsh Memorial Sanctuary staff for a bird banding session at Westmoreland Sanctuary. See live wild songbirds in the hand as they are safely captured, banded, and released during the program. Banding helps to further our knowledge of bird biology and contribute to habitat conservation. Meet in Westmoreland's nature center. All ages welcome. RSVP appreciated but not required; will be canceled for rain or wind. Co-sponsored with the Marsh Memorial Sanctuary.

Spring Peeper Hunt - The Nature Place Day Camp
May 11, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

Grab your boots and join The Nature Place for a walk through the swamp at dusk to seek out "peepers," one of nature's harbingers of spring. No nets or 'hunting' gear required to find these tiny, but loud frogs - just a sharp ear.

Wall to Wall Harlem Resonance - Symphony Space
May 11, 2013 - New York

This day-long journey, through the heyday of the Harlem Renaissance to the vibrant cultural scene thriving in Harlem today, immerses you in interwoven performances of music, literature, and dance with members of the Dance Theatre of Harlem School and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, musicians from Harlem School of the Arts, leading actors familiar to our Selected Shorts fans, local jazz, and popular musicians, three wandering muses from the acclaimed "Renaissance in the Belly of the Killer Whale," a fashion show, rare film footage, songs by jazz artist Gregory Generet and actor/singer Tamara Tunie, and so much more. Stay tuned for details.

Peconic Dunes Camp Open House - Peconic Dunes Camp
May 11, 2013 - Peconic

Tour this camp situated along the shore in Southold. Learn about a variety of summer camp opportunities for ages 6-16.

Freshwater Fishing - Prospect Park Audubon Center
May 11, 2013 - Flatbush

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.

Up, Up and Away with Mad Science - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
May 11, 2013 - Garnerville

Think the library is just for story time? Think again. This special event introduces kids ages 4 and up to the principles of air and pressure. Children will learn how the weight of the earth?s atmosphere pushes down on them with the force of two elephants, how Bernoulli?s principle creates enough lift to make a jumbo jet fly, and how air pressure can be used to launch a hot air balloon. Demonstrations include a vortex generator that creates giant smoke rings and a chemical reaction that shoots objects through the air. Registration is required.

Mother's Day Craft @ The Field - Field Library
May 11, 2013 - Peekskill

Kids are invited to make one-of-a-kind Mother's Day cards for the best moms in the world - theirs! All ages are welcome with a helping adult.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble Bookstore - Utopia Center
May 11, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

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

Hands-on History: A Garden for Mary - King Manor Museum
May 11, 2013 - Jamaica

Mary and Rufus King both loved the gardens of King Manor. Help plant a vegetable garden at the museum in honor of Mary -- come back and watch the vegetables grow throughout the summer. Participants will learn about plants, enjoy listening to stories about gardens, and make thier own compostable flowerpot -- they even get to plant seeds in it so they can grow their own flowers or beans at home.

Birding - Bloomingdale Park
May 11, 2013 - Staten Island

Observe seasonal birds on this birdwatching expedition. Bring binoculars.

Storytime: Meet Spot - Barnes & Noble
May 11, 2013 - West Nyack

Early and pre-readers are invited to stop by the store's children's section for stories about the little yellow puppy with the brown spots. Kids will hear stories about Spot then get to meet this popular children's book character.

Church Tower Walk - St. Paul's Church N.H.S.
May 11, 2013 - Mt. Vernon

Take a walk up the historic tower leading to the 1758 bell, and enjoy a fine view of the surrounding areas.

Groundwork Hudson Valley's Great Saw Mill River Cleanup - Various sites along the Saw Mill River
May 11, 2013 - Yonkers

Be part of the group of volunteers (families, civic and youth groups, businesses) to join the cleanup, bagging tons of trash along streets, parks and streams, and connecting with neighbors and the outdoors. It's fun, practical, meaningful, and easy. Go to sawmillrivercoalition.org and click on "Great Saw Mill River Cleanup." Check out the Google Map of Cleanup Sites, pick a site for yourself and group or family, and then go to the Online Registration button to signup. It's that simple! For questions or more information, call or email Ann-Marie Mitroff, River Program Director, email annmarie@groundworkhv.org, or call 914-375-2151.

Annual Library Book, Bake, & Plant Sale - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
May 11, 2013 - N. Salem

The theme for this year's Library Book Fair and Bake & Plant Sale is "Made in North Salem," and there will be chickens, beekeeping demonstrations, and much more.

Annual Bike Ride Around Titicus Reservoir, Pancake Breakfast, and Early-Bird Book Sale Browsing - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
May 11, 2013 - N. Salem

The Bike Event consists of a turn around Mills and Titicus Roads, and ends at the library for a pancake feast and a first-look at the many books, homemade baked goods, and plants for sale. Bring the entire family, bikes, and leashed dogs. Note: riders must be on the road by 8:20am; the police will re-open the road at 10am.

2nd Annual Riverkeeper Sweep - Croton Point Park
May 11, 2013 - Croton-on-Hudson

The second annual Riverkeeper Sweep is a day of service throughout the Hudson Valley to help clean the shoreline of the Hudson River. Volunteer to help clean up shorelines, plant trees, and more. In 2012 the Riverkeeper Sweep engaged 450 volunteers, who cleaned up seven tons of shoreline trash and planted more than 100 trees in 30 Hudson River communities. In 2013, they aim to double their impact with the help of new partners, The Great Saw Mill River Cleanup program of Groundwork Hudson Valley, Keep Rockland Beautiful, Make Poughkeepsie Shine, and Empire Dragon Boat Teams. Riverkeeper expects as many as 1,000 volunteers to take part in the 2013 Riverkeeper Sweep. To find a site near you, register as a volunteer at riverkeepersweep.eventbrite.com, or email Dana Gulley and Dan Shapley at sweep@riverkeeper.org with questions. This is a great opportunity for teens to meet high school community service requirements. Call 800-21-RIVER for more information.

Parrots of the World - Croton Point Nature Center
May 11, 2013 - Croton-on-Hudson

View live parrots from South America, Africa, and Australia, and learn about them with naturalist Bonnie Talluto.

Family Art Project: Sachets and Floral Fantasy for Mom - Wave Hill
May 11, 2013 - Bronx

Honor Mom with paper flowers and unique floral gifts, including fragrant sachets filled with lavender, tied with ribbon and bows, and decorated with buds and other natural material. Admission to the grounds is free until 12pm.

Birds in the Web of Life - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
May 11, 2013 - Broad Channel

What wild birds help prevent people from getting sick? What birds act like farmers? Hear how common birds of the refuge benefit humans and the rest of the ecosystem on this family friendly bird walk. A small number of binoculars available to borrow, but participants should bring their own if they have them.

Facebook Marketing for Small Business with Rodeena Stephens - Elmont Memorial Library
May 11, 2013 - Elmont

In this workshop, young entrepreneurs and business owners will learn how to set up a Facebook page and get a custom Facebook URL; receive tips on how to market their busness on Facebook; find out how small business can attact new clients; learn the top marketing mistakes small businesses make on Facebook and how to avoid them and get ideas on how to promote events on Facebook.

Saturday Family Programs: A Year with Frog and Toad - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
May 11, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Arnold Lobel's well-loved characters hop from the page to the stage in Robert and Willie Reale's musical, A Year With Frog and Toad. Conceived by Mr. Lobel's daughter, Adrianne Lobel, A Year With Frog and Toad remains true to the spirit of the original stories as it follows two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and rather grumpy Toad, through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the spring, they proceed to plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, and go sledding, learning life lessons along the way, including a most important one: friendship and rejoicing in the attributes that make each of us different and special.

Harborlore Opening Celebration: Sailing the Symbolic in Brooklyn - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
May 11, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) launches its spring festival Harborlore with a cross-cultural sampling of the many ways diverse Brooklynites make use of water-based symbols in ritual, song, and dance. In performance, demonstrations, and discussion, traditional artists and scholars convene to explore Caribbean cargo songs, sea shanty singing, Sri Lankan fishing dances, Guyanese water spirits, the boat symbolism of the Italian giglio feast in Williamsburg, and the Norwegian Viking Fest in Bay Ridge. Also included are the water purification rites of Jewish tashlich and the memorial uses of water in the African -American Tribute to the Ancestors of the Middle Passage at Coney Island. Moderated by BAC folklorist, Kay Turner, this gathering also focuses attention on ways that cultural knowledge about water should be part of our post-Sandy commitment to new thinking about preparedness and resilience.

Family Disco Night - The Moxie Spot
May 11, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Dance and eat as Moxie Spot becomes the boogie wonderland.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive -
May 11, 2013 - Fairfield

Residents of Fairfield can leave non-perishable items by their mailbox to be picked up that day by mail carriers, who will bring them to the Operation Hope for distribution. Operation Hope, located in Fairfield, is a homeless shelter and community kitchen.

Kids Story Time - Celebrating Mothers! - Fairfield University Bookstore
May 11, 2013 - Fairfield

Children ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult, celebrate mothers with a story and a craft. Call or email FairfieldUBookstoreEvents@gmail.com to reserve your child's spot.

Drop-in Mother's Day Crafts - Wilton Library
May 11, 2013 - Wilton

Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a craft to take home to Mom for Mother's Day.

Tours for Fours - The Museum of Modern Art
May 11, 2013 - Midtown West

Look closely at three to five works of art in the museum galleries, talk about what you see, and engage in drawing, movement, or writing activities. Kids and adults participate together. May's theme is "Big and Little: Sculpture." Kids must be four years old to attend this program. Younger siblings are allowed to accompany the group, but the participating child must be four. This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5. Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10am on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs often fill up; we recommend arriving a little before 10am. All participants must be present.

A Closer Look for Kids - The Museum of Modern Art
May 11, 2013 - Midtown West

Share your ideas and participate in drawing, movement, or writing activities as you explore three to five works of art in the museum galleries. Kids and adults participate together. The theme for May is "Places and Spaces." *This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5. *Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10am on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs often fill up; we recommend arriving a little before 10am. All participants must be present.

Tours for Tweens - The Museum of Modern Art
May 11, 2013 - Midtown West

Explore MoMA's collection and special exhibitions. Kids and adults participate together. The topic for May is "So Dreamy: Surrealism." *Preregistration is required and will take place online beginning at 10:30am ten days before the program. *To receive registration and program information, sign up for the Family Programs E-news here: http://www.moma.org/e-news/preference_request.

Supersize It! - The Museum of Modern Art
May 11, 2013 - Midtown

Discover Claes Oldenburg's oversized sculptures of ordinary objects. Then, play with scale as you re-imagine the everyday and make your own sculptures. You may sign up for one date and time per workshop. This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Registration will take place online ten days before the first session of each program beginning at 10:30am. To receive registration and program information, sign up for the Family Programs E-news at moma.org/e-news.

Quiet-Shy-Anxious: Understanding the Development of Anxiety and What You Can Do to Relieve Worry - Harborfields Public Library
May 11, 2013 - Greenlawn

Dr. Sebastien Saylor will provide a free workshop to help individuals and family members understand the difference between being quiet or shy, and the development of an anxiety disorder. For parents with concerns about their child's worry, practical tips on how to break the anxiety cycle will be discussed. Presentation will be approximately 30-45 minutes with at least one hour of question and answer.

"Oh, The Places You'll Go" Storytime With Special Guest, Cat in the Hat - Barnes & Noble City Center
May 11, 2013 - White Plains

You know where you're going, you know what to do, and Dr. Seuss has a story for you! Join in the "Oh, The Places You'll Go Storytime" with activities, treats, and a special visit from the Cat in the Hat, live and in the fur!

Family Workshop: Mother's Day Jewelry - Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
May 11, 2013 - New York

Come explore your creativity at a workshop taught by jeweler Justine Ferrara. This workshop will focus techniques such as beading, wire-work, crimping and knotting. Your child will leave with a one of a kind piece for Mother's Day! The event appropriate for children ages 6 with an adult learning partner. FREE but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008

Tilly Foster Health and Wellness Fair - Tilly Foster Farm
May 11, 2013 - Brewster

Tilly Foster is having a Health and Wellness Fair, Saturday, May 11th, from 10am-2pm. There will be a group of wellness practitioners including a chiropractor, massage therapist, health coach, crystals, Reiki and chakra balancing, breathing/relaxation, stress release, health coach, yoga and pilates, light therapy practitioner, aromatherapy synergy sprays, a medium, an acupuncturist, and more. Talks will run throughout the day on such subjects as chakras, cooking demonstrations, the lunar cycle, emotional freedom techniques, semiprecious stones and chakra jewelry uses, as well as anti-aging. There will be vendors with perfect gifts for Mother's Day: crafts, semiprecious stones, chakra jewelry, soy candles in antique tea cups, unique gift baskets, magnetic jewelry, wooden jewelry boxes, handmade soaps, scarves, natural makeup, handmade pens, paintings, natural cleaning products, makeup, yoga clothes and cooking tools for individuals.

SOF on the Block - School of the Future
May 11, 2013 - Gramercy

School of the Future (SOF) is celebrating 23 years of excellence in education by staging its third annual Block Party on May 11, 2013 on E. 22nd St. between Lexington and Park Avenues South. Part fundraiser, part community event, SOF on the Block promises to be an exciting and fun day in NYC for all. In partnership with neighbors United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, Gramercy Neighborhood Associates, and Ecole Internationale de New York (EINY), SOF on the Block will feature a Mother's Day craft sale and the "Battle of the Bands" – a competition between middle and high school student rock bands with prizes for the winning bands. Other festivities will include a variety of food trucks from local restaurants, games, face and henna painting, a bouncy house, and much more. Be sure to bring your car to the SOF on the Block Car Wash on the corner of East 22nd Street and Lexington Avenue. Rain or Shine.

Jamaica Drum Jam presents Just Jammin' - Queens Library- Central Library
May 11, 2013 - Jamaica

Take a musical journey of cultural rhythms from around the world. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun, play along with small hand-held percussion instruments, or just clap your hands to the rhythms. Performances by:Geraldo Flores, Mike Veny, Brendan Finnegan, and Jim Vasquez.

Bicycle Sunday - Bronx River Parkway
May 12, 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.

Parallax Art Fair New York 2013 - Prince George
Through May 12, 2013 - New York

Parallax ‘Art’ Fair is the first non-art fair. The third edition in New York will take place at The Prince George Ballroom. P(AF) makes a uniquely refreshing conceptual statement about subjectivity and the commoditization of taste, as well as raising questions about the role of the artist, art public and the way the industry functions. The event attracts around 200 artists from all over the world, presenting 2,000 to 3,000 pieces. The loose “mosaic” approach to curating P(AF) befits its irreverence for the anthropomorphic stiffness of traditional exhibitions and is conceptually in line with the event’s spirited accessibility. The art spans the spectrum in content and style due to the level playing field of P(AF)’s universal acceptance, and ensures that ‘established’ and ‘emerging’ artists are equally represented. Ticket registration: http://parallaxartfair.eventbrite.com

Canoeing - Prospect Park Audubon Center
May 12, 2013 - Flatbush

Basic canoeing taught by trained Urban Park Rangers, who lead participants on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes, to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.

Itziar Bario: WE COULD HAVE HAD IT ALL, Opening Reception - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
May 12, 2013 - Peekskill

In the HVCCA Video Room - Itziar Bario: "We Could Have Had It All." In this multi-layered digital video, Itziar Barrio takes a line borrowed from popular music as the departure point for an elaborate exploration of performance, language, politics, and sexuality. Drawing its title from the chorus of British pop star Adele's 2011 smash single, "Rolling In The Deep," the work pays homage to the global appeal of Adele's music while inquiring into the myth-like notion of total fulfillment. On view through June 2.

Body As Landscape, Opening Reception - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
May 12, 2013 - Peekskill

In the HVCCA Mezzanine Gallery, "Body as Landscape." A group exhibition of contemporary artists who explore the human relationship to the landscape. Artists include: Anonda Bell, Katrina Bello, Judith Braun, Kate Clark, Jennifer Cohen, LoCurto/ Outcault, Maria Driscoll McMahon, and Armando Marino. On view through July 18th.

Crafts for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
May 12, 2013 - Garden City

Bring your kids to this bakery/cafe for a free craft any time between 12-4pm. Reservations not required. Craft changes every week.

Family Nature Hike (light) - Clove Lakes Park
May 12, 2013 - Staten Island

Families enjoy a light nature hike.

Family Storytime: Happy Mother's Day! - White Plains Public Library
May 12, 2013 - White Plains

Celebrate Mother's Day with an interactive storytime including craft and snack for children ages 3 and older and their families. Tickets are needed and will be given out 30 minutes before the program.

Hudson River Audubon Mothers Day Warbler Walk - Lenoir Nature Preserve
May 12, 2013 - Yonkers

Join HRAS for this annual treat! A light breakfast is served, expert birders lead, and wonderful fun is had for beginners through expert birders of all ages.

Sheep Shearing - Muscoot Farm
May 12, 2013 - Katonah

Mother's Day is special for wooly ladies too, as it's traditionally the day all the Farm's sheep lose their winter coats. Sheep shearer Don Kading entertains and informs as he snips and clips.

Mother's Day Wildflower Discovery - Marshlands Conservancy
May 12, 2013 - Rye

From meadow to shore, this exploratory program of spring beauties is bound to make Mom's day.

Training for Horseshoe-Crab Tagging - Maritime Aquarium
May 12, 2013 - Norwalk

The spring moons soon will be drawing male and female horseshoe crabs up onto the beaches for an annual mating ritual. The Maritime Aquarium is seeking volunteers to help attach census tags to horseshoe crabs as the crabs come up out of the water to spawn at Calf Pasture Beach. It's all part of a census of horseshoe crabs in Long Island Sound, being led by Dr. Jennifer Mattei of Sacred Heart University. Volunteers should attend this training session to learn how to safely tag horseshoe crabs. Volunteers should be in 10th grade or older. Younger children can assist if working with a parent, teacher or guardian. Tagging sessions at Calf Pasture will be held on selected mornings and evenings later in the month of May and also in June. To sign up or for more details about the training sessions, call The Maritime Aquarium at ext. 2352, or e-mail jschnierlein@maritimeaquarium.org.

Happy Mother's Day - Stepping Stones Museum
May 12, 2013 - Norwalk

The museum offers free admission for moms all day.

Tours for Fours - The Museum of Modern Art
May 12, 2013 - Midtown West

Look closely at three to five works of art in the museum galleries, talk about what you see, and engage in drawing, movement, or writing activities. Kids and adults participate together. May's theme is "Big and Little: Sculpture." Kids must be four years old to attend this program. Younger siblings are allowed to accompany the group, but the participating child must be four. This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5. Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10am on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs often fill up; we recommend arriving a little before 10am. All participants must be present.

A Closer Look for Kids - The Museum of Modern Art
May 12, 2013 - Midtown West

Share your ideas and participate in drawing, movement, or writing activities as you explore three to five works of art in the museum galleries. Kids and adults participate together. The theme for May is "Places and Spaces." *This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5. *Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10am on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs often fill up; we recommend arriving a little before 10am. All participants must be present.

Tours for Tweens - The Museum of Modern Art
May 12, 2013 - Midtown West

Explore MoMA's collection and special exhibitions. Kids and adults participate together. The topic for May is "So Dreamy: Surrealism." *Preregistration is required and will take place online beginning at 10:30am ten days before the program. *To receive registration and program information, sign up for the Family Programs E-news here: http://www.moma.org/e-news/preference_request.

Supersize It! - The Museum of Modern Art
May 12, 2013 - Midtown

Discover Claes Oldenburg's oversized sculptures of ordinary objects. Then, play with scale as you re-imagine the everyday and make your own sculptures. You may sign up for one date and time per workshop. This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Registration will take place online ten days before the first session of each program beginning at 10:30am. To receive registration and program information, sign up for the Family Programs E-news at moma.org/e-news.

St. Mary's Church Family Festival - St. Mary's Church
Through May 12, 2013 - East Islip

Enjoy rides, games, raffles and an international food court.

Flowers for Mother - Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade
May 12, 2013 - Central Park

Kids can plant a flower pot for mom and listen to a flowery tale from "storyteller supreme" Tammy Hall.

Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech Celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month - Barnes & Noble Upper East Side
May 12, 2013 - Upper East Side

Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in New York City is partnering with the Upper East Side Barnes & Noble to host a family-friendly celebration in honor of Better Speech and Hearing Month on Sunday, May 12 from 10am-4pm. The event will feature a Mother's Day gift wrap station. All are welcome.

Salute to Mom's Ability to Juggle Work, Home, and Family and Puts It to the Test - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
May 12, 2013 - New York

Having mastered the supreme juggling act of balancing the needs of family, home and work, This Mother�s Day, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square will literally put Mom's skills to the test. On Sunday, May 12th from 11am to 4pm, every mother entering the Odditorium will have a chance to earn free admission by spinning the wheel of themed "juggling challenges." From "Back to School" with crayons, chalk and a juice box to the "Newborn" juggle with a pacifier, bottle and diaper, those that successfully complete the challenge (or give it their best shot) will receive complimentary admission to the museum that day. Any mothers not up to the challenge will receive half price admission. Moms must be accompanied by a paid full-price child admission. As an added treat, professional jugglers will be on hand offering tips, skills, and special performances.

Preschool Play - Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park
May 13, 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.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
May 13, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
May 13, 2013 - Garnerville

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

The Exceptional Teen Center: Monthly Chess - Norwalk Public Library
May 13, 2013 - Norwalk

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

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
May 13, 2013 - White Plains

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

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
May 13, 2013 - Wilton

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

Tot Time - Rockville Center Library
May 13, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Little ones have fun during this story and activity time.

Bugs as Pets: A Live Animal Program - Cambria Heights Library
May 13, 2013 - Cambria Heights

Children age 5 and older can explore the realm of bugs with animal educator Ranger Eric. Discover which insects, arachnids and myriapods do and don't make great pets, see them up close and even get to touch some of them.

Story Time - After School Special - Rockville Centre Public Library
May 13, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Children in kindergarten and first grade will enjoiy this time set aside especially for them to have fun.

Mommy and Me Yoga - Manhasset Public Library
May 13, 2013 - Manhasset

Licensed instructor Beth Lipset will lead children and their caregivers through a series of one-on-one simple yoga poses. Come relax, bond with your child, and have fun.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
May 13, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids learn, play, and practice chess.

Children's Choices - Hendrick Hudson Free Library
May 13, 2013 - Montrose

It's Children's Book Week! Kids in grades K-3 can celebrate their favorite books from 2012 and make a "charmed" bookmark. Refreshments will be served. Registration by phone required.

The Little Artist! - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
May 13, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Arts and crafts specifically for toddlers and preschoolers.

Games for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Highlawn branch
May 13, 2013 - Bensonhurst

Teens enjoy board and electronic games.

Sunnyside Piano Academy - Sunnyside Reformed Church
May 13, 2013 - Sunnyside

In this open studio, kids can 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."

Urban Comics - North Forest Park Library
May 13, 2013 - Forest Hills

Crazy for comic books and manga? Kids can create their own heroes and villains that look just like them and their friends in this comics workshop taught by professional cartoonist Ivan Velez.

Rain or Shine: Create Your Own Weather Station - North Hills Library
May 13, 2013 - Little Neck

Participants will learn the basics of weather recording and forecasting by building, collecting, and recording data from, barometers, anemometers, rain gauges, radiometers, and hygrometers.

Reading and Craft Time - North Forest Park Library
May 13, 2013 - Forest Hills

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

COPE Grandparents' Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
May 13, 2013 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting grandparents and families living with the loss of a child. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Executive Director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting - Wilton Library
May 13, 2013 - Wilton

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting. TAB is a group of teens who work with the library by helping select materials for the teen collection, planning teen events, and more. Applications are available online or at the meeting for first time attendees. Newcomers always welcome. Registration is recommended.

The Five Towns College Jazz Ensembles - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
May 13, 2013 - Dix Hills

The show will feature students performing in the very best ensembles from Five Towns College classes, performing the American Songbook standards, mainstream jazz, fusion and modern and contemporary jazz.

Children's Basketball - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
May 13, 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.

Form Is Emptiness, Abstract Paintings by Michael Katz - Tibet House US Gallery
Through May 14, 2013 - New York

Featuring the vibrant works of renowned artist Michael Katz. A portion of all sales will benefit Tibet House US and its ongoing work to preserve and present Tibetan culture. Michael Katz is a celebrated writer, doctor, and visual artist based in New York City. Form Is Emptiness, his first exhibit for the Tibet House US, is an impressive display of his abstract expressionist work. Working with acrylic and mixed media, Katz skillfully combines fragments into cohesive and dynamic images full of color and depth. Each piece is reflective of the energy and layers of the Buddhist journey, communicating a sense of possibility, freedom, and spontaneity. In addition to the influence of Buddhism, Katz' artwork is inspired by music, yoga, dance, and particularly his career as a psychologist. Known for his dream workshops, as well as authoring two books on the subject, the connection between his art and psychology is, as the artist says, "just there. My paintings are an amalgamation of who I am."

downUNDER Money Quest - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Through May 16, 2013 - Fairfield

Learn about the stock market. "Invest" with no money and no risk; have fun playing as you learn in the DownUnder Teen Center. Grades 6-12.

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

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

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

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

New York Institute of Technology 2013 MFA Thesis Exhibition - NYIT Gallery Manhattan
Through May 20, 2013 - New York

The New York Institute of Technology Fine Arts Department of the College of Arts and Sciences presents the 2013 MFA Thesis Exhibition, encompassing work by the sixteen artists who will graduate from the program this May working in the fields of Art and Technology, Graphic Design and Computer Animation. The artists will present their work in the auditorium adjacent to the NYIT Gallery 61, followed by the opening reception on Thursday, May 9, 6-9 pm and closing on May 20th. The NYIT Gallery is located on the 11th floor at 16W 61st Street, New York, NY 10023 (Broadway and 61st, nearest subway station: Columbus Circle A, C, D,1). This event is free and open to the public. For more information and RSVP please visit the event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/443982665693053

BABY TALK! A Mommy and Me Group - Mount Kisco Child Care Center
Through May 23, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Mount Kisco Child Care Center (MKCCC) is pleased to announce a discussion group for moms of new babies (under 12 months). Thursdays, 10-11am, April 18-May 23. Ruth Goodman, LMSW (Social Worker for MKCCC and Mom) will lead this 6-week group designed to bring mothers together to share the experience of their journeys into motherhood during an hour of coffee, conversation, and camaraderie. No fee, space is limited. Attend one session, or all six. To register, call 914-241-2135 or email hbock@mkccc.org.

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

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

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

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

BabyGanics Celebrates New Diaper Line with Major Savings - Babies R Us
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

BabyGanics will be hosting a promotion and sale event that will be held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning the week of April 15th until the last weekend in May at the Union Square Babies R Us. An additional special day of savings and giveaways will be held on Earth Day, April 22nd. The founders of BabyGanics are committed to offering effective yet affordable eco-friendly baby and household products. They have recently expanded their product line to include Rear Gear Ultra Absorbent Diapers that offer comfort, performance, eco-friendly material, skin health benefits and affordability. The BabyGanics team will hold in-store sales and promotions that include savings of $2 off jumbo bags of diapers and $5 off boxes of diapers from 4/2 through 5/28. Throughout their stay at Babies R Us, they will hold additional promotions, such as “buy one, get one” 50% off sun and bug protection, $5 off all laundry products 128oz. or higher, 25% off all sun and bug products, 2 for $20 jumbo bags of diapers, weekly raffles and much, much more! They will also be sending promotions and coupons via email, such as a free $5 gift card with a 128oz. laundry purchases and $10 gift card with 128oz. laundry purchases. A demo table will be set up for customers to try, feel, smell and see the quality that BabyGanics products has to offer. BabyGanics will celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd, at Babies R Us by offering additional savings and giveaways. Visit the BabyGanics team for BabyGanics tote bags, BabyGanics stickers for children, BabyGanics sunglasses and BabyGanics reusable water bottles. They will also be offering $2 off any box and $1 off any bag for already on sale diapers. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Elyse Bender-Segall at (516) 901-9095.

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.

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").

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sweden's ChildrensWear Sample Sale - Bright Kids Club
Through May 31, 2013 - Brighton Beach

POLARN O. PYRET Sample & Warehouse Sale ! POLARN O. PYRET is leading Sweden's children’s wear brand. http://www.polarnopyretusa.com It is most popular European company for children’s clothing of all ages: from newborn to 12y.o. Many parents most likely visited their stores in Manhattan Upper West Side or Tribeca arrears. Now we have a unique opportunity to shop here in our Club. Only one day : May 19th ! From 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Sample & Warehouse Sale! Fantastic Prices ! Up to 70% off!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 rrapoport@cmany.org.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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 info@chappaquafarmersmarket.org for more information.

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

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

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

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

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!

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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