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Kids Theater in Bronx Week of November 28

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Theater for Kids in Bronx Check out these free and low-cost family and children's theater performances playing the week of November 28 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 November 28, 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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Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
November 28, 2011 - White Plains

Storytime and activities kids and parents will love.

Tales and Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 28, 2011 - Garnerville

Parents with babies and toddlers up to 36 months are invited to enjoy stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, songs, bubbles with their parent or caregiver. Pre-registration for this popular program is required.

Anime Club - Somers Library
November 28, 2011 - Somers

Watch and discuss Japanese Anime. This club is open to all new members.

One Puzzle Piece at a Time - Yonkers Public Library-Riverfront
November 28, 2011 - Yonkers

Twice-monthly meeting for parents of Special Needs children. Room 2B.

Stories and a Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 28, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited to hear stories and make a fun craft. Registration begins August 22 for HKDPL cardholders and September 1 for everyone else.

Wii Play - Game On! - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 28, 2011 - Garnerville

Tweens are invited to join the library's weekly video gamer's club and challenge themself and their friends on the Wii. Gamers can practice before participating in tournaments on the library's big-screen TV! No registration required. Each Monday.

Free Math Tutoring - Ossining Public Library
Through November 28, 2011 - Ossining

Students in grades 6 and up will demystify differential equations and tackle tricky trigonometry with certified math tutors. Please bring homework assignments and problem sets to each session. In the 2nd-floor conference room. Call x336 for more information. Mondays, November 7, 14, 21, 28.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Public Library-Crown Heights Branch
November 28, 2011 - Brooklyn

Kids learn basic chess rules and play.

Toddler Time with First RIF - Brooklyn Public Library Borough Park branch
November 28, 2011 - Brooklyn

Children 18 to 36 months enjoy stories and earn free books by reading.

Hollywood Squares - Brooklyn Public Library, Coney Island branch
November 28, 2011 - Coney Island

Kids compete for prizes in this quiz game based on the legendary TV show. Paul Lynde, the beloved "center square," will not be attending.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
November 28, 2011 - 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. Please call for more information.

Parenting Workshop: "Advocating for Your Child Without Losing Your Marbles" - East Meadow Jewish Center
November 28, 2011 - East Meadow

Join Valerie De Clara, Educational Advocate, for this informative workshop.

Digital Book Trailer Contest - Norwalk Library
November 28, 2011 - Norwalk

Enter your digital book trailer in a competition.

College Club 2011 It's All About You ! – Your College Admissions Essay - Queens Library: Pomonok Branch
November 28, 2011 - Flushing

This one-hour workshop is designed to show students and parents what college admissions officers want to see in an essay. The workshop will examine the types of essay topics students will encounter, cover the four steps to writing a winning essay, and critique a sample admissions essay. This is a Kaplan program, so please pre-register at www.kaptest.com/College/Home/index.html.

12th Annual Winter?s Eve at Lincoln Square - Lincoln Square
November 28, 2011 - Manhattan

This huge outdoor neighborhood festival will feature free family fun, children's activities, live entertainment, food tastings, and shopping throughout the Lincoln Square area. The celebration will begin at 5:30pm with a Neighborhood Tree Lighting ceremony at Broadway and 63rd Street. Kids' Central is located at the American Bible Society on Broadway and 61st Street. Joanie Leeds & Nightlights will be performing their repertoire of "kindie" favorites in two 45-60 minute sets at 6:15pm and 7:15pm. Mayor Ed Koch will read from his new book "Eddie Shapes Up," followed by a book signing meet-and-greet. Also at this location, children and their parents can participate in arts and crafts projects from the West Side YMCA and a take-home seed activity with the New York Society for Ethical Culture, while enjoying free samples of the world-famous Magnolia Bakery cupcakes. At Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle, additional children's activities will include performances by the Big Apple Circus and the Broadway show "Sister Act." Student choruses will be held at Samsung Experience while Arm-of-the-Sea theater puppets, as well as stilt-walkers, jugglers, and dance troupes will delight all on the sidewalks of Lincoln Square. Children can have a professional photo taken with Santa at Brooks Brothers from 5:30-8pm, or greet Santa at Gracious Home at 6pm. Finally, the neighborhood's top restaurants will offer delicious food tastings at a nominal fee, including chocolate bouchons from Bouchon Bakery, black forest cupcakes from Epicerie Boulud, and gingerbread with fresh whipped cream from Soutine Bakery. In the spirit of holiday giving, The New York Cares Coat Drive is this year's Winter's Eve charitable partner; event-goers are encouraged to bring a gently used or new coat to donate at various drop-off locations throughout the district.

Teen Comedy Improv Classes - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
November 28, 2011 - Ossining

Class clowns in grades 6-12 will learn basic short and long-form improvisation techniques and build hilarious scenes based on a single topic. Improv training is not only fun but also helps teens refine critical thinking, public speaking, and social skills. Call x336 for more information. Mondays, November 7, 14, 21, 28.

Toddler Storytime - Barnes & Noble Yonkers Central Plaza
November 29, 2011 - White Plains

Storytime and craft event every Tuesday in the Children's Department for Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers. Call Ms. Laurie at (914) 771-6400 to RSVP.

Tales and Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 29, 2011 - Garnerville

Parents with babies and toddlers up to 36 months are invited to enjoy stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, songs, bubbles with their parent or caregiver. Pre-registration for this popular program is required.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 29, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is requested.

Musical Munchkins - Scarsdale Public Library
November 29, 2011 - Scarsdale

An interactive music program using multi-culturally inspired instruments, drumming, movement, multi-language songs, pretend play, and song versions of children's favorite story books.

Middle School Book Club - Somers Library
November 29, 2011 - Somers

Middle Schoolers read, discuss books, hang out, play games, and have fun. All new members are welcome.

Mother Goose Storytime - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
November 29, 2011 - North Salem

Regular weekly storytime for children up to 2-1/2 years.

Open House - Landmark of Ridgefield Academy - Landmark of Ridgefield Academy
November 29, 2011 - Redding

Learn about what this private preschool has to offer. Tour begins at 9:30am for 2's and 10:30am for ages 3-5. RSVP: Kim McElderry 203-544-8393 or to KMcElderry@LandmarkPreschool.org.

Teacher in the Library - The Field Library
Through November 29, 2011 - Peekskill

Puzzled by a homework assignment? Only understand a fraction of your math? Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays, November 1-29.

Check-It-Out Book Club - The Field Library
November 29, 2011 - Peekskill

Munching, mind games, and fun for 3rd and 4th graders. Books are available at the library. Sign-up required.

Stories and a Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 29, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited to hear stories and make a fun craft. Registration begins August 22 for HKDPL cardholders and September 1 for everyone else.

Open House at Park West Montessori School - Park West Montessori School
November 29, 2011 - Manhattan

Parents can learn about and tour the school while speaking with a teacher about the school's curriculum.

2's and 3's Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library Greenpoint branch
November 29, 2011 - Brooklyn

Toddlers enjoy an hour of arts and crafts exploration.

The Child's Place for Children With Special Needs: After School Stories - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
November 29, 2011 - Sunset Park

Children with and without disabilities hear stories and make crafts.

The Child's Place for Children With Special Needs: After School Stories - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
November 29, 2011 - Sunset Park

Children with and without disabilities hear stories and make crafts.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library Windsor Terrace Branch
November 29, 2011 - Brooklyn

Children, birth to 5 years, earn free books by reading.

Recycled Plastic, Magnets, Pins & Barrettes - Queens Library: Sunnyside Branch
November 29, 2011 - Long Island City

In this event, kids create fun gifts out of old plastic bags and packaging to give a second life to things that would otherwise be thrown away. Learn a process inspired by cross stitch and embroidery to make fun, brightly colored magnets, pins, barrettes or something of your own design.

Mother Goose Story Time - Queens Library: Douglaston/Little Neck Branch
November 29, 2011 - Little Neck

Sing Mother Goose nursery rhymes, listen to stories, bond with your kids, and have fun at the library. This program is for children ages 9-24 months and their parent or caregiver. Preregistration is required, and space is limited.

BOOST Mixing in Math - Queens Library: Central Branch
November 29, 2011 - Jamaica

If your child ages 6-12 struggles with math homework, bring them to the library. In this event, kids learn by participating in a variety of math activities based on different topics.

Special Needs Workshop: Developing Positive Behaviors - PS 63
November 29, 2011 - Lower East Side

Explore typical causes for inappropriate behaviors in school, home, and the community. Partner with educators to create Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Plans to reduce behavior problems and keep your child in school and learning.

Tree Lighting Ceremony - Citi Pond at Bryant Park
November 29, 2011 - Manhattan

Now in its seventh year, Citi Pond at Bryant Park, New York City's only free-admission ice skating rink, invites New Yorkers to get in the holiday spirit as it hosts its Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Guests of all ages can enjoy special musical performances by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan, live Broadway musical entertainment, Olympic ice skating routines, and synchronized skating performances. The hour-long ceremony, beginning at 7pm, will lead up to the lighting of the 50-foot tree filled with more than 3,000 ornaments and thousands of LED lights. The tree will remain lit through the end of 2011. Post ceremony, guests are invited to ice skate until the rinks close at midnight, enjoy comfort food and winter-inspired cocktails at Celsius restaurant, or start their holiday shopping at The Holiday Shops.

'Harry Potter' Movie Marathon - Chappaqua Public Library
November 29, 2011 - Chappaqua

Kids can spend their vacation in Hogwarts! At 10am, it's "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," [PG-13] followed at 2pm by "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" [PG]. Wear a costume and be eligible for a daily raffle drawing.

Adoption: Everything You Need To Know - Greenwich Public Library- Second Floor Meeting Room
November 29, 2011 - Greenwich

This free event is open to anyone interested in or involved with the adoption process, including professionals, community members, expectant parents, adoptive or potential adoptive parents and adoptees. Come learn about the domestic and international adoption process and meet the staff of Forever Families Through Adoption. Forever Families Through Adoption is authorized in CT and NY. No registration necessary.

Free Fat Burning Fitness Classes to Support Local Food Charities - Train For The Game- Long Island
November 29, 2011 - Bellmore

These classes are free in exchange for donations of canned goods and other non-perishable food items which will be delivered to local food pantries. Get 30 minutes of high intensity, total body/cardio workout. Tuesday and Thursday sessions through December 29.

Open House - Enopi of Port Washington
November 29, 2011 - Port Washington

Join the Enopi staff and students for pizza while you explore the school and learn about its curriculum.

Bilingual Family Night - White Plains Public Library
November 30, 2011 - White Plains

Bilingual storytime in English/Spanish for children and their families. Includes craft and a cookie snack. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the start of the program. Location: Story Trove.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 30, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-5 are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more with a parent or caregiver. Pre-registration is requested.

Preparing for Financial Independence: A Parent-Teen Workshop - White Plains Public Library
November 30, 2011 - White Plains

Part of the Allstate Readiness Series, this program will present the building blocks of financial independence - earning money, spending it wisely, budgeting, saving, bank accounts, credit and debit cards, paying for college, id theft, and more (for high school students and parents). Auditorium.

Annual Marshlands Photography Exhibit - Marshlands Conservancy
Through November 30, 2011 - Rye

Photographs inspired by Marshlands. Weekends through November.

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through November 30, 2011 - Canarsie

Affected by or confronting autism? You are not alone. Share your experiences and support each other. While the support group is in session, parents/caregivers can bring their children and their siblings.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
November 30, 2011 - Stony Point

Bring your toddler for stories, songs, and a craft activity. Pre-registration is required.

Story Play with First RIF - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
November 30, 2011 - Crown Heights

Play with toys and hear stories with babies and toddlers, birth to age 5. Also earn free books by reading!

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library New Lots Branch
November 30, 2011 - Brooklyn

Children, birth to 18 months, enjoy books, songs and rhymes.

Nutmeg Reader Book Discussion - Norwalk Library
November 30, 2011 - Norwalk

Discuss the latest Nutmeg book.

Infinite Roots African Drumming Concert - Norwalk Library
November 30, 2011 - Norwalk

Drop-in for a concert and to learn how to drum.

Turning Twenty: 20th Annual Quilt Show - Lefferts Historic House
Through November 30, 2011 - Brooklyn

Lefferts Historic House celebrates 20 years of quilt shows with a retrospective of previous year's quilts and a showcase of new quilting techniques.

Quilt Show Workshop - Lefferts Historic House
Through November 30, 2011 - Brooklyn

Learn how to make your own quilt! As part of the Annual Quilt Show, kids learn to quilt and see how this traditional American craft can be part of a modern life.

Quilt Show Workshop - Lefferts Historic House
Through November 30, 2011 - Brooklyn

Learn how to make your own quilt! As part of the Annual Quilt Show, kids learn to quilt and see how this traditional American craft can be part of a modern life.

Toddler Time - Queens Library: Poppenhusen Branch
November 30, 2011 - College Point

Bring your toddler ages 2-5 to the library for 45 minutes of stories, songs, puppets, and finger plays. At the end of the event, kids and their parent or caregiver enjoy circle time. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting - Rockefeller Center
November 30, 2011 - Manhattan

The famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time amid live and taped performances.

Helping Your Kids Get Organized - Bethpage SEPTA
November 30, 2011 - Bethpage

Help your children develop organizational strategies that will work for them for home, school, and life. Cindy Goldrich, a parenting expert, will speak on using technology, software, and hands-on materials to help children take control over their environments. She will also address how organization strategies can be applied to their writing and other schoolwork.

Holiday Boutique Fundraiser for Clarkstown SEPTA - Felix Festa Middle School
November 30, 2011 - West Nyack

Over 25 vendors will be on-hand at this fundraiser for Clarkstown Special Education PTA. The event includes raffles and an activity table for kids. All funds go to the Scholarship Fund for Graduating Seniors in our Special Education program.

Creating Extraordinary Mind and Body Wellness - The Family Wellness Center
November 30, 2011 - Plainview

Sign up for this lecture and demonstration given by Dr. Michael Berlin and learn about an extraordinarily gentle method that literally resolves all the stress, tension, distortions, and traumas from your body and mind. Call for more information.

Know Your NOOK! - Barnes & Noble City Center
November 30, 2011 - White Plains

New, prospective and savvy NOOK users are invited to learn about the many features and functions of their NOOK's and meet other users in the community. Lend books and share tips in a relaxed and fun atmosphere while getting to know your NOOK.

A Kindergarten Experience - The Studio School
November 30, 2011 - Upper West Side

Join the conversation at The Studio School, where Head of School Janet C. Rotter and faculty will address many burning questions and concerns on the minds of NYC parents, including: 1. What is important about kindergarten? 2. What should a kindergarten program deliver? 3. What does the latest research say about kindergarten? Complimentary on-site child care provided. Call to reserve a place: 212-678-2416.

Daytime Knitting Group - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
December 01, 2011 - North Salem

Interested in knitting or crafting? Bring your current project or try something new and a chance to meet fellow crafters. No registration; drop-ins are welcome. Co-sponsored with the North Salem Recreation Department.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
December 01, 2011 - White Plains

Join Toe every Thursday morning for stories and singing.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 01, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is requested.

Kids and Moms Knit - Pequot Library
December 01, 2011 - Southport

Beginner and experienced knitters are welcome to join in this knitting circle. Newcomers bring size 11 or 13 short needles and 200-yd. skein of non-fuzzy, bulky yarn. Registration required.

Bagels & Books - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
December 01, 2011 - North Salem

Book discussion group meets over coffee and bagels. Ask the library if you need help obtaining copies of these books. No registration necessary and drop-ins are welcome. Today: "Cranford," by Elizabeth Gaskell.

Support Group for Parents of Chldren on the Autism Spectrum - Watch Me Grow
December 01, 2011 - Manhattan

Presented by the National Autism Association and moderated by psychologist Lauren Tobing-Puente, Ph.D., this monthly support group allows parents of children with autism to meet and connect with other parents facing the same challenges. Space is limited; RSVP to rsvpnaanyc@naanyc.org.

Mother Goose Rhymes for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
December 01, 2011 - Stony Point

Parents or grandparents with a young walker, up to 36 months, are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes, felt boards, finger plays, creative movement, simple crafts, and bubbles. Pre-registration is required.

Nursery School Boutique - JCC of Mid-Westchester
December 01, 2011 - Scarsdale

A variety of jewelry, accessories, stationery, clothing, and more. Contact Julie Dorfman for more information: 472-3300, ext. 412; dorfmanj@jccmw.org. Two days - December 1 and 15.

All Schools Open House - The Waldorf School of Garden City
December 01, 2011 - Garden City

Parents have the opportunity to see students at work and tour the facilities during this openhouse. Teachers, students, and parents are on hand to speak of their experiences at the school and answer questions prospective parents and students may have.

Trees of Life - Palisades Center
December 01, 2011 - West Nyack

For more than ten years, United Hospice of Rockland has hosted this touching holiday tribute where friends and family can sponsor a star or tree in memory of a loved one. Stars can be purchased throughout the month for $10-$600. Sponsor levels are $1,000 (name of loved one on the tree star topper) $2,500 (exclusive name on a silver star topper), and $5,000 (exclusive name on a gold star topper). The public is invited to attend a special lighting ceremony on December 14 at 7:30pm. The trees lights remain unlit until the ceremony and then stay lit for the remainder of the month.

Multilingual Mother Goose - Chappaqua Library
December 01, 2011 - Chappaqua

Learn and share songs and rhymes in other languages. Birth-5 years with adult. Please register. December 1, 8 and 15.

Ridge Kids Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
December 01, 2011 - Bay Ridge

Elementary-age children can let their creative selves out by writing poems, short stories, comics, and more.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
December 01, 2011 - Homecrest

Chess is the ultimate mental workout. Learn the basics and more about this ancient game.

After School Homework Help for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
December 01, 2011 - Greenpoint

Kids can get assistance with their homework from peers and library staff.

Tales and Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 01, 2011 - Garnerville

Parents with babies and toddlers up to 36 months are invited to enjoy stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, songs, bubbles with their parent or caregiver. Pre-registration for this popular program is required.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 01, 2011 - Garnerville

Stories, songs, puppets, and more are presented in Spanish and English. Registration begins one week before event for HKDPL cardholders and the day before for everyone else.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
December 01, 2011 - Stony Point

Bring your toddler for stories, songs, and a craft activity. Pre-registration is required.

Tales for Tails - Ossining Public Library
December 01, 2011 - Ossining

Children in grades 2 and up will practice their reading skills with a trained therapy dog in 15-minute sessions. In the Children's Room. Registration required.

Wii Fun For Kids - White Plains Public Library
December 01, 2011 - White Plains

Join in the Wii Fun games for kids! The competition takes place on the big screen in The Trove's Galaxy Hall. For boys and girls in grades 1 to 5. Tickets are given out 30 minutes before the start of the program. December 1 and 8.

Tales for Tails - The Field Library
December 01, 2011 - Peekskill

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

Teacher in the Library - The Field Library
December 01, 2011 - Peekskill

Puzzled by a homework assignment? Only understand a fraction of your math? Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. December 1, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, & 19.

Jewelry Workshop with Teddy Leveille - Ossining Public Library
December 01, 2011 - Ossining

Ossining resident Teddy Leveille leads a free hands-on workshop where participants will design and bead bracelets using semi-precious stones and sterling silver. In the 2nd Floor Conference Room. Registration is required and limited to the first 12 participants. For more information, call (914) 941-2416, ext. 327.

Celebrate the Winter Holidays : Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa - Queens Library: East Elmhurst Branch
December 01, 2011 - East Elmhurst

Kids excited about the holidays nearly a month early should sign up for the East Elmhurst JazzKids' Annual Music Workshop. Learn about the music, drama, and history of the holidays Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa with instructor and vocalist Lorraine Lofaso.

Free Fat Burning Fitness Classes to Support Local Food Charities - Train For The Game- Long Island
December 01, 2011 - Bellmore

These classes are free in exchange for donations of canned goods and other non-perishable food items which will be delivered to local food pantries. Get 30 minutes of high intensity, total body/cardio workout. Tuesday and Thursday sessions through December 29.

Auditions for 'Industry Showcase Night' - The Random Arts Performing Arts Center
December 01, 2011 - Elmsford

Westchester's non-profit Random Farms Kids' Theater, in conjunction with NYC's Broadway Workshop, will hold auditions for their annual "Industry Showcase Night" on December 1 and 3 in Westchester at The Random Arts Performing Center (77 Executive Boulevard, Elmsford, NY 10523) and December 4 at Ripley Grier in NYC (520 Eighth Avenue). Auditions are open to young people ages 5-18. "Industry Showcase Night" is an opportunity for kids and teens to perform in front of NYC's top agents, managers and casting directors. Those chosen for the showcase will have one rehearsal in Elmsford on December 9. You must be available for the performance in NYC on December 20. Prepare one minute of material - a song, monologue, or combination of both. Or just tell a joke! You could even make up a commercial or tell a story. Industry professionals are looking for "raw" talent. What you do is less important than showing your personality. Past participants of "Industry Showcase Night" include young actors currently starring on Broadway and in film and TV. There is no cost to audition or participate in this event. To sign up for an audition, or for more information, visit www.randomfarms.com or www.broadwayworkshop.com.

Holiday Lighting/Get Into It! FREE - Stepping Stones Museum
December 01, 2011 - Norwalk

Enjoy holiday festivities and free admission.

COPE- Teen Sibling Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
December 01, 2011 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting families living with the loss of a child or sibling, holds monthly support group meetings twice per month for teenage siblings.

Admissions Open House - Christian Heritage School
December 01, 2011 - Trumbull

Come for a presentation and student-led tours throughout the campus of this K-12 college-prep school.

A Night at the Auction-Viva Las Vegas - Suffolk Y JCC
December 01, 2011 - Commack

A fun-filled evening where baskets will be raffled amidst snacks and live music to benefit the Suffolk Y JCC Scholarship Fund. Have fun while helping families in the Suffolk County community with financial assistance for child care and social services.

Manhattan Free School Information Session - Manhattan Free School
December 01, 2011 - East Harlem

Learn about this school's revolutionary approach to education, where students and staff are trusted to govern the school together; where learning is self-directed and classes are non-compulsory; where classes develop around student interest with advisors to assist students as desired. To register, call 212-533-2826 or email patwerner@manhattanfreeschool.org.

Financing Your Child’s Education - Green Meadow Waldorf School
December 01, 2011 - Chestnut Ridge

Green Meadow Waldorf School hosts this discussion on financing your child’s education. Parents of 11th and 12th graders are invited to hear financial expert Michael Tedesco offer tips on how to plan and finance a college education.

Open House-Bring A Buddy - Enopi of Port Washington
December 01, 2011 - Port Washington

Join the Enopi staff and students while you explore the school and learn about its curriculum.

Who Will Win the Title of Adelphi Apprentice? - Adelphi university
December 01, 2011 - Garden City

Adelphi University hosts its Annual Business Conference for high school students which is formatted to mirror the popular show, The Apprentice. Students will enjoy a fun, hands-on, interactive learning experience through a detailed conference format.

Free GED Tutoring Help - Mamaroneck Public Library District
December 02, 2011 - Mamaroneck

Do you want to get your GED, but need help with math, writing, or understanding what's on the test? Starting September 16th, tutors are available Fridays to help you prepare for the exam. Contact Robin Osborne at (914) 231-3237 or rosborne@wlsmail.org for further information.

Open House - Landmark of Ridgefield Academy - Landmark of Ridgefield Academy
December 02, 2011 - Westport

Learn about what this private preschool has to offer children ages 1 to 5. Tour begins at 10:30am. RSVP: Kim McElderry 203-544-8393 or to KMcElderry@LandmarkPreschool.org.

Hadassah Baby Playgroup - Private Home
December 02, 2011 -

Young Women's Hadassah, the Jewish Women's Zionist Organization of America, organizes baby playgroups in Rockland County. Meet other Rockland moms and babies for a fun social gathering. Contact orlee.krass@gmail.com for location and more information.

Craft-Tastic: Opening Reception and All-Age Art Workshop - Pelham Art Center
December 02, 2011 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center's annual artisan fair will feature unique and affordable crafts, perfect for holiday gifts, including ceramics, artwork, and jewelry. For more information, visit www.pelhamartcenter.org.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, DeKalb branch
December 02, 2011 - Bushwick

Toddlers enjoy stories, playtime, and socializing.

Board Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
December 02, 2011 - Brooklyn

Kids and tweens play board (not video!) games and enjoy playtime the old fashioned way.

LEGO League - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 02, 2011 - Garnerville

Use the library's LEGOs or bring your own. Work with friends or make new ones. No registration required.

Tween LEGO Engineers - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 02, 2011 - Garnerville

Use the library's LEGOs or bring your own. Work with friends or make new ones. No registration required.

Christmas Film and Craft - Rose Memorial Library
December 02, 2011 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited for a Christmas film and simple craft activity. Pre-registration is required.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
December 02, 2011 - Peekskill

Drop-in, interactive storytime for tots 2 and older with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun. December 2, 9, 13 and 16.

Urban Manga Workshop - Queens Library: Cambria Heights Branch
December 02, 2011 - Cambria Heights

Got comics on the brain? Create your own unique twist on American Manga. This workshop, which is taught by pro cartoonist Ivan Velez, teaches teens and tweens ages 11-14 to create their own characters, tell their own stories, and design their own universes. They can even learn how the pros do it. All materials will be provided.

Yoga and Me for Preschoolers - Queens Library: Douglaston/Little Neck Branch
December 02, 2011 - Little Neck

Want to get your little one moving, but can't afford the pricy yoga studios downtown? Come to the library. Presented by Sarae Garcia, "Yoga and Me" for preschoolers is an introduction to yoga that taps into a child's creativity through movement and games. The class is for children ages 2-5, and preregistration is required.

Toilet Training Made Easy - PS 933 @ PS 130
December 02, 2011 - Bayside

Are you frustrated because you child with special needs is not responding to traditional toilet training techniques? Come learn some simple and valuable strategies for successful toilet training. Unfortunately, child care is not provided at this event and parents are encouraged to make other arrangements for their child.

Wilton Holiday Walk - Wilton Library
December 02, 2011 - Wilton

Wilton Library takes part in the annual Wilton Holiday Walk and provides refreshments, a warm, inviting fire in the fireplace and shelter from a cold, winter night.

16th Annual Village of Port Jefferson Charles Dickens Festival - Village of Port Jefferson
December 02, 2011 - Port Jefferson

Dozens of activities will take place throughout the Village as the streets come alive with Scrooge, chimney sweeps, Father Christmas, and performers of the era. Attractions include carriage rides, a visit down East Main Street's Dicken's Alley, the spectacular Crystal Ball and a grand finale parade.

AHRC Suffolk Holiday Fair - AHRC Suffolk
Through December 02, 2011 - Bohemia

AHRC Suffolk will hold its Annual Holiday Craft Fair and a menorah and tree lighting.

Free Teen Night @ MoMA: "Crumb" - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
December 02, 2011 - Manhattan

Teens can eat pizza and watch "Crumb" (1994), a documentary directed by Terry Zwigoff that opens our eyes to artist Robert Crumb's world through interviews with his close-knit family and friends. The film offers an intimate look at Crumb's often controversial illustrations, drawings, and stories.

Toys For Tots Toy Drive - Build-A-Bear Workshop - The Westchester
December 02, 2011 - White Plains

Give the gift of a teddy bear hug to a local child this holiday season by donating a toy to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Visit your Build-A-Bear Workshop store location between Friday, December 2 and Sunday, December 4 to drop off a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. You can also make and purchase a furry friend to donate to the toy drive at the store. Throughout the weekend, volunteer members of the U.S. Marine Corp will be on hand at stores at select times to collect the toys. The toys will be distributed to children in need in the community this holiday season.

Open House - The Early Childhood Center Memorial United Methodist Church
December 02, 2011 - White Plains

Celebrating over 50 years of early childhood programs for ages 2-5. Offering AM/PM classes, Summer Camp, Creative Kids Enrichment programs and more.

Resurrection Montessori & Traditional Kindergarten Orientation - Resurrection Grammar School
December 02, 2011 - Rye

Montessori Pre-K 3-Kindergarten and Pre-K 4's program orientation is at 8:30am in the grammar school cafeteria. Traditional Kindergarten orientation is at 9:30am in the grammar school library. Two-year-old program orientation is from 9-11am in the Education Building. Online registration will also be available starting December 2nd at www.resurrectionschool.com.

Author Event: "Superhero Joe": Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman, Ron Barrett - Barnes & Noble Yonkers Central Plaza
December 02, 2011 - White Plains

One day while playing in his room, Joe hears a cry for help from his parents downstairs. In an instant he's Superhero Joe and it's up to him to save the day!

Farmer's Market - Larchmont
December 03, 2011 - Larchmont

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

Bilingual Storytime en Espanol - Barnes & Noble City Center
December 03, 2011 - White Plains

Libros para ninos! Bring the kids for bilingual Spanish Storytime.

Introduction to Babysitting - White Plains Public Library
December 03, 2011 - White Plains

This four-hour class for teens includes the responsibilities of the babysitter and the parents; emergencies and safety; playing and infant care. At the conclusion of the class, teens are required to take a simple true/false test. Handouts and a certificate of completion are distributed as well. Food will be provided. Room B.

Toy Time - White Plains Public Library
December 03, 2011 - White Plains

Today: Puzzles. Parents and children enjoy independent, creative playtime together with the library's collection of puzzles. Location: Story Trove.

Birds, Birds, Birds - Lenoir Nature Preserve
December 03, 2011 - Yonkers

An introduction to bird identification. Learn to use size, shape and color in identifying birds. Make a journal to record your observations. Bring binoculars if you have them.

Pink Ribbon Yoga - Hudson Yoga
December 03, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

Free classes instructed by a rotation of teachers include yoga, movement, and meditation, offered to breast cancer survivors and those seeking a holistic and supportive environment for healing. Ongoing Sundays.

Bilingual Storytime - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
December 03, 2011 - North Salem

Stories and songs in both English and Spanish with Barbara.

Holiday Concert with Kurt Gallagher - Scarsdale Public Library
December 03, 2011 - Scarsdale

A fun performance for kids of all ages. No registration required.

Family First Saturdays: Art Safari - Neuberger Museum of Art
December 03, 2011 - Purchase

Families take tours exploring animals in the African art collection, enjoy an interactive performance from acclaimed children's band and puppeteers, Jukebox Radio, then children ages tots-10 make their own animal shadow puppet in a workshop with the band.

Hike Off the Turkey - Croton Point Nature Center
December 03, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

Explore the beauty of the Hudson.

Family Workshop: Take a Seat! - Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMa
December 03, 2011 - Midtown West

What makes a chair a chair? Consider some of the design choices that go into the creation of this everyday object, then make your own mini-chair in the studio. For families with up to two adults and three kids (ages 4-6). Registration required.

Family Art Project: Season's Greetings! - Wave Hill
December 03, 2011 - Bronx

Make special pop-up and slider holiday cards that come alive with scenes of the season. Ecology Building. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Annual Christmas Tree and Holiday Boutique - Huguenot Memorial Church
December 03, 2011 - Pelham

Lots of Fraser Fir trees - as well as red and white poinsettias, pine roping, and decorated/undecorated wreaths - will be available for sale. Net proceeds of the tree sale will go directly to local charitable organizations, including Family Services of Westchester and the After-School Program at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church (Yonkers). This year's International Holiday Boutique will feature hand-made items to support Esther's Aid in Rwanda, Masa Pan (bread dough) tree ornaments, wool shawls, ponchos, tablecloths, and purses from Ecuador. Also available will be a selection of Equal Exchange fair-trade coffees and chocolates, which support small-scale farmers across the world. It is best to plan to arrive at the sale early, which will be held in the Huguenot Church parking lot, located at the corner of Pelhamdale Avenue and Boston Post Road in Pelham Manor. Rain, shine or snow. Free doughnuts, coffee, and hot chocolate.

New Castle Community Sing & Holiday Tree Lighting - Robert E. Bell Middle School
December 03, 2011 - Chappaqua

Join local performers, friends, and neighbors for the Third Annual New Castle Community Sing followed by the Holiday Tree Lighting with the New Castle Historical Society. Santa will be on hand to hear holiday wishes, and treats will be provided for all by the New Castle Teen Alliance. Performers will include the Chappaqua Singers, soprano Elizabeth Farnum, and the Antioch Baptist Church Choir.

Special Audience Performance of The Nutcracker - Clarkstown Senior High School South
December 03, 2011 - West Nyack

The Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble presents this annual performance for senior citizens and physically and mentally challenged residents of Rockland. The event features a "Sweets Reception" at intermission, named for the journey Clara takes to the Land of the Sweets in the show's second act, introducing the Sugar Plum Fairy. Tickets for RYDE's special audience performance are available ONLY through Senior Citizen Centers and organizations with active membership among Seniors and the physically and mentally challenged from Rockland. For more information, please call 845-624-RYDE.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel, Upper Nyack
December 03, 2011 - Upper Nyack

Families with babies or toddlers are invited to share a family experience of singing, dancing, and praying, as well as a weekly story and other activities.

Saturday Family Program: Jeremy Plays Guitar - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
December 03, 2011 - Prospect Heights

Jeremy Zmuda, the Jeremy behind Jeremy Plays Guitar, really speaks to kids while jumping, dancing, singing, and, yes, playing guitar!

Youthworks Orientation Workshop/Open House - Brooklyn Artists Exchange
December 03, 2011 - Park Slope

Find out about Youthworks, a workshop for budding performance artists that seeks to enable young performers to begin their artistic journeys and bring their ideas to fruition.

Free Music Lessons - New People's Church of New York
December 03, 2011 - Flushing

Is your child interested in learning a new instrument? The New People's Church of New York is offering four free beginner lessons on drums, guitar, bass guitar, and vocals for children ages 8-15. Having an instrument is preferred but not a requirement. Enrollment is limited so RSVP by emailing npcmusiclessons@gmail.com.

Greater Haverstraw Chamber's Annual Holiday Concert - Central Presbyterian Church
December 03, 2011 - Haverstraw

This festive event features holiday music by the Rockland County Concert Band. Afterward, stop by Village Hall at 40 New Main Street for the town's annual tree lighting ceremony. Refreshments will be at the Haverstraw Center, 50 West Broad Street.

Astronomy - Salt Marsh Nature Center
December 03, 2011 - Marine Park

Astronomy is consistently rated as a favorite science topic for children and Fall and winter are the best times to observe meteor showers, the phases of the moon, and many planets of the Milky Way. Telescopes and astronomy experts will be on hand.

Child Safety Seat Check - Big Dee Volvo Service Center
December 03, 2011 - White Plains

An opportunity for parents or soon-to-be parents to have their child safety seat checked by a certified child safety seat technician for safe installation. Bring your car, car seat, and child/infant, and learn how to properly install your car seat. Sponsored by Big Dee Volvo.

Christmas Decorating Party - The Field Library
December 03, 2011 - Peekskill

Make a holiday ornament and help the library trim their trees. Children of all ages are welcome (with a helping adult) for refreshments and holiday fun.

National Geographic Little Explorers - Penguins - Pottery Barn Kids
December 03, 2011 - White Plains

Learn about penguins and other animals through hands-on activities, quizzes, songs, and more. Each session spotlights a special theme. Kids will receive a badge for every event they attend.

Public Horse Education Program - Gallop NYC/Prospect Park
December 03, 2011 - Kensington

GallopNYC, which offers therapeutic horseback riding and hippotherapy to people with disabilities, presents this one-hour intro to horseback riding.

Auditions for 'Industry Showcase Night' - The Random Arts Performing Arts Center
December 03, 2011 - Elmsford

Westchester's non-profit Random Farms Kids' Theater, in conjunction with NYC's Broadway Workshop, will hold auditions for their annual "Industry Showcase Night" on December 1 and 3 in Westchester at The Random Arts Performing Center (77 Executive Boulevard, Elmsford, NY 10523) and December 4 at Ripley Grier in NYC (520 Eighth Avenue). Auditions are open to young people ages 5-18. "Industry Showcase Night" is an opportunity for kids and teens to perform in front of NYC's top agents, managers and casting directors. Those chosen for the showcase will have one rehearsal in Elmsford on December 9. You must be available for the performance in NYC on December 20. Prepare one minute of material - a song, monologue, or combination of both. Or just tell a joke! You could even make up a commercial or tell a story. Industry professionals are looking for "raw" talent. What you do is less important than showing your personality. Past participants of "Industry Showcase Night" include young actors currently starring on Broadway and in film and TV. There is no cost to audition or participate in this event. To sign up for an audition, or for more information, visit www.randomfarms.com or www.broadwayworkshop.com.

Special Needs Swimming - Marks JCH of Bensonhurst
December 03, 2011 - Bensonhurst

This special needs swimming program will include social interaction, games, and movement, as well as skill building activities in the water. The group will engage in active sensory integration techniques that will assist with addressing each child's needs.

Christmas Fair - Stone House
December 03, 2011 - Stamford

A Christmas Fair featuring Secret Santa gifts, crafts, stories and home baked goods.

Free Admission for Kids! - Mashantucket Pequot Museum
December 03, 2011 - Mashantucket

The first Saturday of the month, throughout the winter, children ages 15 and younger get in free to the museum.

First Saturday Books for Babies - Wilton Library
December 03, 2011 - Wilton

Bring your baby to this infant friendly program for songs, playing and gentle stories geared to babies under 12 months old. Registration suggested.

16th Annual Village of Port Jefferson Charles Dickens Festival - Village of Port Jefferson
December 03, 2011 - Port Jefferson

Dozens of activities will take place throughout the Village as the streets come alive with Scrooge, chimney sweeps, Father Christmas, and performers of the era. Attractions include carriage rides, a visit down East Main Street's Dicken's Alley, the spectacular Crystal Ball and a grand finale parade.

Pop Up Celebration - Books of Wonder
December 03, 2011 - Manhattan

Authors will present their interactive books, including Robert Sabuda ("Chanukah Lights"), Paul O. Zelinsky ("Knick-Knack Paddywhack"), Charise Mericle Harper ("The Power of Cute"), and Masha D'Yans ("Razzle-Dazzle Ruby").

The Twitterhood of the Butt-Lifting Pajants - Books of Wonder
December 03, 2011 - Manhattan

Tweens can enjoy author readings from new books like "All The Things You Are" by Courtney Scheinmel, "Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have)" by Sarah Mlynowski, "Prom & Prejudice" by Elizabeth Eulberg, and many more.

'Smurfs' Screening - Sony Wonder Technology Lab High Definition Theater
December 03, 2011 - Manhattan

When the evil wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world into the middle of Central Park. Stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. Running time: 103 minutes. Rated PG.

Rutgers Presbyterian Church Community Programs Open House - Rutgers Presbyterian Church
December 03, 2011 - Manhattan

Bring your children (ages 1-9) to meet the instructors, tour the facility, and learn about the programs offered, including playgroups, a preschool alternative program, art, dance, gym time, soccer, musical theatre, and Mandarin. Attendees get $25 off the price of a class or $100 off the preschool alternative in the winter/spring semester.

Toys For Tots Toy Drive - Build-A-Bear Workshop - The Westchester
December 03, 2011 - White Plains

Give the gift of a teddy bear hug to a local child this holiday season by donating a toy to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Visit your Build-A-Bear Workshop store location between Friday, December 2 and Sunday, December 4 to drop off a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. You can also make and purchase a furry friend to donate to the toy drive at the store. Throughout the weekend, volunteer members of the U.S. Marine Corp will be on hand at stores at select times to collect the toys. The toys will be distributed to children in need in the community this holiday season.

Grammar School Christmas Fair - Resurrection Middle School Gym
December 03, 2011 - Rye

An array of boutique vendors selling stationery and gift items, jewelry, home goods, handbags, wreaths and holiday plants. At the "Secret Santa" booth, children can shop with the assistance of a teacher or volunteer, for presents for their parents and other relatives. The Elf Shop will feature little toys for children at affordable prices. There will be a cake walk on Saturday.

Midshore Mothers' Center Garage Sale - CrossRoads Church
December 03, 2011 - Farmingdale

Come out and support this fundraiser. There will be something for everyone. Lots of toys.

Technology Petting Zoo - iPad, NOOK Tablet, Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch e-reader - Mount Kisco Public Library
December 03, 2011 - Mount Kisco

Visit the Technology Petting Zoo for hands-on interaction with the iPad2, NOOK Tablet, Kindle Fire tablet, and the Kindle Touch e-reader. Staff will be available to demonstrate how to download free e-books, answer questions, and share tips for interacting with the library through technology. No registration necessary.

Leaf Fest - Rainey Park
December 03, 2011 - Long Island City

The public is invited to come rake leaves in the park between 11am and 1pm. It's called Leaf Fest and will take place rain or shine. All leaves collected will be composted and used to help fertilize parks, gardens and community plots. This process can enrich soils, help clean up contaminated soil, prevent pollution and offer economic benefits. Rainey Park is a riverside promenade and a popular spot

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