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This Weekend's Kids & Family Activities in Bronx

April 24, 2013   |    




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Fun and educational kids and family activities are abound this weekend in the Bronx! Interested in theater and museums? Want to go to book reading or concert? Find these events and more in our list of this weekend's best family and kids activities. Or, browse the NY Metro Parents' calendar for upcoming weekend family and children events. Want to see what's going on next weekend or when you have those few days off? Check out the NY Metro Parents'

Brooklyn BabyFEST 2013 - MS 126
April 27, 2013 - Williamsburg

Brooklyn BabyFEST is a unique baby shower and family expo in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Bringing together the best products, services and educators for expectant to preschool parents, the FEST will be filled with informative workshops, demos, chances to play and over 100 raffle prizes. Brooklyn BabyFEST is not to be missed! Speakers include, Abby Epstein (Director of The Business of Being Born), Carriage House Doulas, Diaper Kind, Tribeca Pediatrics, Kindling Quarterly, NYC Dads Group, NYC School Help, Debbie Koenig (author of Parents Need to Eat), and more.

David Roberts: A Victorian Artist Footloose in Egypt and the Holy Land - Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
April 24, 2013 - New Haven

In August 1838, the distinguished Scottish painter David Roberts embarked on an extraordinary eleven-month adventure in Egypt and the Holy Land. It was to be the journey of a lifetime. Roberts was determined to return with an accurate depiction of lands once celebrated in the Bible and in antiquity but now almost unknown to Western visitors. He already enjoyed fame in London and Edinburgh as a theatrical set designer and as a friend and peer of such luminaries as Edwin Landseer, David Wilkie, John Constable, and J.M.W. Turner. Soon he was to crown his brilliant career as the foremost architectural and topographical artist of his era. Frequently clad in colorful Turkish garb, in the company of a few equally hardy Europeans and Arab guides as well as an occasional armed escort, Roberts produced an incisive diary and hundreds of remarkable sketches that gave a vivid picture of the Near East: hauntingly beautiful mountains, precipitous ravines, barren deserts, Bedouins and Ottoman overlords, veiled women, busling cities, dazzling mosques, Christian shrines, lonely monasteries, and archaeological wonders. Roberts chronicled for Western eyes his rediscovery of an exotic culture and landscape scarcely changed since the time of Jesus. His work was at once realistic and atmospheric, and it found a wide and receptive audience, including Queen Victoria. Published between 1842 and 1849 as albums of striking hand-tinted lithographs, Roberts' 248 plates not only were an enduring artistic achievement, but by their embodiment of fact rather than fable, they helped redefine one civilization for another. Robert Grant Irving was educated at Oxford, Cambridge, and Yale and has taught at Yale, Wesleyan, Trinity, and the University of Virginia. He is the author of the prize-winning book, Indian Summer, on the creation of New Delhi.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
April 24, 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.

Rigoletto - Metropolitan Opera
April 24, 2013 -

Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi's towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960 -- an ideal setting for this eternal conflict of depravity and innocence. Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke, Zeljko Lucic is his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau sings Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda. Michele Mariotti conducts.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 24, 2013 - Garnerville

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

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
April 24, 2013 - Garnerville

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

The FEMCHO Anti-bullying Program - Bet U Can Dance
April 24, 2013 - East Northport

Girls enjoy 40 minutes of dance fitness, 20 minutes of girl-talk and a lifetime of confidence in this program that follows a specific format to allow girls to openly express their feelings in a safe environment while still having fun and bonding together. The program adheres to FEMCHO which is an acronym for friendship, equality, mindfulness, compassion, honor,and open-mindedness.

Open Rehearsal - New York Philharmonic
April 24, 2013 - New York

All NYPhil Open Rehearsals are "working" rehearsals and therefore the program may not be played in its entirety.

Artboom! - Museum of Arts & Design
April 24, 2013 - New York

Downtown Art Star, Uptown Fashion Maven, On-trend and On Time, Mary Boom!'s new talk show, ArtBoom! probes art world personalities and Avant-Gartist(e)s, daring to question market marvels, proposing new theoretical stratagems, and teasing only the most honest responses from her illustrious coterie of guests. May the holds be unbarred!

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
April 24, 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
April 24, 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.

Baton Twirling Lesson - Willow Grove Elementary School
April 24, 2013 - Thiells

New Horizon's Twirlers invites kids hosts this free workshop. Baton twirling is an athletic sport that promotes self-confidence, teamwork, and eye/hand coordination skills. For more information, contact newhorizonstwirlers@yahoo.com.

Science and the Citizen - The Cooper Union
April 24, 2013 - New York

The faculty of Cooper Union's Albert Nerken School of Engineering presents a series of free Wednesday evening lectures, an eclectic course of talks covering today's most intriguing and relevant scientific and technical topics. The series opens on February 27 with "Music and Your Brain" presented by Jamshed Bharucha, Ph.D., Neuroscientist, and President of The Cooper Union. February 27: "Music and Your Brain" Jamshed Bharucha, Ph.D., Neuroscientist, President of The Cooper Union March 13: "Why You Should Like Fracking" Benjamin Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering March 20: "Tiny Bits of Salt: Quantum Chemistry and Nanoscience" Robert Topper, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry March 27: "Clean Energy from Tides and Waves" Jameel Ahmad, Ph.D. Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering April 3: "Tissue Engineering" Eric Lima, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering April 17: "Engineering for the Middle of Nowhere" Toby Cumberbatch, Ph.D, Professor of Electrical Engineering April 24: "How Bridges Stand Up" Cosmas Tzavelis, Ph. D., Professor of Civil Engineering Wednesday, February 27 - April 24 (no lectures on March 6 and April 10)

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
April 24, 2013 - Borough Park

Kids get artsy and crafts after school.

WFUV Presents Ryan Montbleau & ALO - Highline Ballroom
April 24, 2013 - New York

Songs for Ryan Montbleau typically need to simmer. In his 10-year career this gifted singer and his limber band have built their catalog the old-fashioned way, by introducing new songs to their live set, then bending and shaping them over dozens of performances before committing a definitive version to the hard drive. At 34, he's a late-bloomer who's right on time. Montbleau didn't start singing and playing guitar in earnest until he was in college, at Villanova. Later, working at the House of Blues in Boston, he began playing solo sets there as a warmup act. His band — there's now six of them — came together naturally, over time, planting strong roots in coffeeshops, folk venues and rock clubs before converting audiences on an outdoor festival circuit that now stretches across the country. Through word of mouth and repeat visits, the band has built a devoted following from the Northeast to Chicago, Seattle and Austin. "It's like watching the grass grow," says the easygoing Montbleau. Far from feeling left out of the New Orleans sessions, his band is already feeding hungrily on the arrangements from the new album in their live sets. "We've never fit into any quickly digestible category," says ALO's keyboardist/singer Zach Gill. "It's just a different kind of experience." With its delightfully vibrant blend of inventive musicality and genre-blurring reach, Sounds Like This sees ALO operating with fresh verve and vitality, their always-kaleidoscopic funk pop n roll aglow with exceptionally ebullient songcraft and deliriously danceable grooves. The California-based band's fourth Brushfire Records release showcases their unfettered passion, wit, and imagination while simultaneously exploring hitherto uncharted musical terrain. Invigorated by an unstructured approach to the studio process, ALO have accessed new avenues of resourcefulness, resulting in a truly distinctive collection of songs that adroitly captures all the glorious ingenuity and adventure of the band's legendary live sets.

Sensory Playtime - Pump It Up
April 24, 2013 - Plainview

Pump It Up is now offering special Pop-In Playtime sessions specifically for those kids with special needs only. Bring your child to bounce, jump and slide in private arenas filled with gigantically fun inflatables. Come to bounce, laugh and have fun in a clean and safe environment where you can meet others or just play with your children. Pump It Up is an ideal location for support groups, play therapy and social events for individuals on the autism spectrum or other special needs, their family and friends, and the professionals who work with them.

Storytime: Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! - Barnes & Noble
April 24, 2013 - West Nyack

Ringing with exuberance and auditory delights, this second collaboration by world-renowned jazz musician and composer Wynton Marsalis and acclaimed illustrator Paul Rogers takes readers (and listeners) on a rollicking, clanging, clapping tour through the many sounds that fill a neighborhood. Following the story, children will make their own instrument.

Boppin? with Bonnie at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
April 24, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Parents with babies and toddlers are invited to join music teacher and ventriloquist Bonnie Halfond for a morning of music, movement, and puppets.

Toddler Time-Ozone Park - Ozone Park Library
April 24, 2013 - Ozone Park

Enjoy a morning of stories, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, songs, flannelboard stories, circle activities and simple crafts. For ages 2-3. Parent/caregiver stays with child.

Picture Book Time - McGoldrick Library
April 24, 2013 - Flushing

This program, for children ages 3 to 5 years and their caregivers, includes stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts.

Kowai: Japanese Monsters - Astoria Library
April 24, 2013 - Long Island City

Think you know monsters? Think again! Explore the creepy denizens of the island of Japan, from shapeshifting foxes and ghostly cats to hopping umbrellas, burning wheels, and other strange creatures of the weird. Bring an open mind--filling it with some crazy new stories of things that go bump on the night!

Bird Walk (Fairchild) - Greenwich Audubon Society
April 24, 2013 - Greenwich

Morning bird walks are a spring tradition. Meet in Fairchild Wildflower Garden parking area on North Porchuck Road. No charge or RSVP required. Bring binoculars and/or camera. Loaner binoculars may be available. Questions? Call Ted Gilman at x230.

Lego My Library! - The Field Library
April 24, 2013 - Peekskill

Kids ages 5 and older can join in the library's monthly Lego Club. No sign-up required.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
April 24, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful spring days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories. Dress for outdoor activities. For children ages 18 mos.-5 years with a parent/caregiver.

Earth Day Crafts - Chappaqua Public Library
April 24, 2013 - Chappaqua

Kids in grades 3-5 are invited to celebrate Earth Day with recycled art. Registration required; space is limited.

TAKE-A-BREAK: Reading, a Bug You Might Want Your Child to Catch - Westport Library
April 24, 2013 - Westport

Westport children's book author and editor Lauren Tarshis talks about her childhood struggles with reading, how she overcame them to become an author, as well as her ideas on how to hook your child on books.

TEEN MINECRAFT - Westport Library
April 24, 2013 - Westport

Play Minecraft with your friends on the Library's Minecraft server. Bring your own laptop. For grades 6-12.

Young Concert Artists Series at The Morgan: Pianist George Li - Morgan Library & Museum
April 24, 2013 - New York

Program: BEETHOVEN: Sonata in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"; CHOPIN: Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor; VERDI/LISZT: Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto. ALL TICKETS INCLUDE MUSEUM ADMISSION.

Knights of Queens - Queens Village Library
April 24, 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.

Crafty Fun with Brenda - Briarwood Library
April 24, 2013 - Briarwood

Enjoy a variety of arts and craft activities, from card making to cake decorating, with crafting expert Brenda Liu. Students ages 6 to 12 will learn basic skills and techniques using various materials to express themselves creatively. Space is limited and available first come, first serve.

Toddler Story Time-Court Square - Court Square Library
April 24, 2013 - Long Island City

Fun,laughter, and learning. Enjoy reading picture books, singing songs, and more.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
April 24, 2013 - Laurelton

Children in grades 3-6 make friends and learn leadership skills.

Ezra Jack Keats Stories and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Arlington branch
April 24, 2013 - Brownsville

Listen to some of Keats' classic stories create an arts and crafts project inspired by the book.

Creative Writing - Brooklyn Public Library, McKinley Park branch
April 24, 2013 - Dyker Heights

A short story, poem, memoir...kids will explore writing for fun and creativity in this workshop.

Sensory Jump Time - Pump It Up of Great Neck
April 24, 2013 - Great Neck

Pump It Up has partnered with Autism Speaks and is proud to offer Sensory Jump Time, a program for all children on the autism spectrum. Children who attend will have the opportunity to make new friends, jump, slide and play sensory-friendly games within a controlled, safe environment. This program is open to children on the autism spectrum and their siblings only. Advanced registration is encouraged as this program is not open to the general public in order to provide a safe environment for the children. Pump It Up is a proud supporter of Autism Speaks. For more information about autism, visit www.AutismSpeaks.org

Amateur Night - Apollo Theater
April 24, 2013 - New York

A brand new line-up of contestants competes for the chance to perform during the May 8 Show Off and move on to Top Dog on June 19. It all leads to the chance of winning the title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000 on November 27!

Grant Stewart - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
April 24, 2013 - New York

Featuring Grant Stewart, tenor saxophone; Tardo Hammer, piano; John Webber, bass; Philip Stewart, drums.

“Children with Special Needs:The Impact on Parenting, Family Life and Relationships” by Dr. Judy Grossman - West End Day School
April 24, 2013 - Upper West Side

Having a child with special needs affects everyone in the family. It creates stress beyond the typical strains and worries of parenting. Do you have concerns about co-parenting challenges and time for the couple relationship? Do you worry about sibling rivalry and giving enough attention to your other children? Do you feel misunderstood or isolated from extended family or friends? Join Dr. Judy Grossman of the Ackerman Institute for the Family to learn how you can promote healthy family relationships. The discussion will highlight sibling issues and strategies to meet the needs of each child. Dr. Judy Grossman is Director of the Resilient Families: Children with Special Needs Project and a faculty member at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She is a couples and family therapist, occupational therapist, researcher and consultant to community agencies and schools. She lectures nationally on family resilience, mental health promotion, and family-centered special education programs and policies.

Tots Night Out-A Time for Kids - Garden City Public Library
April 24, 2013 - Garden City

This program is for children ages 2 1/2 - 5 years old and an adult caregiver. Tots Night Out will include music, movement, and a lion craft for children to make. Registration required.

Spring Craft Day - Franklin Square Public Library
April 24, 2013 - Franklin Square

Come in within the designated time and make a craft. This is a free program with no registration.

Late Night: The Studio - 54 Below
April 24, 2013 - New York

On Wednesdays, Late Night at 54 Below is the place to see up-and-coming New York talent: including comedians, musicians, songwriters and improv groups. No cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum.

Open House - Rockland Jewish Academy
April 24, 2013 - West Nyack

Parents of prospective students are invited to visit Rockland Jewish Academy, located on the campus of JCC Rockland, and learn about the school's programs from pre-K 3 to grade 5.

Pre- K Sports Trial Class (Ages 3-5 drop off) - Gymboree Play & Msuic of Scarsdale
Through April 24, 2013 - Scarsdale

Kids only are invited to have fun, get some physical exercise, and learn about team-building through fitness-inspired activities. Activities focus on developing the skills involved in soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball, hockey, racquet sports, track and field, and golf. Activities are designed to get preschoolers engaged in non-competitive interactive games and sports which emphasize flexibility, confidence, and emotional well-being to build strong bodies and minds. This 1-hour drop off class runs on Wednesday or Thursday. For more information, or to sign up for your FREE preview class please visit gymboreeclasses.com/scarsdaleny.site, or call the center at 914-472-0192.

Rockapella - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 24, 2013 - New York

Gleefully, they are NOT your childhood Rockapella. Rather they've become one of the world's most sophisticated and lasting pop vocal groups. With the wild success of the TV smash "Glee" and a cappella groups reigning in the Corner of Cool on college campuses, there is clearly a hunger for exciting live vocal performance. A single concert opens a window on practically the whole history of vocal music from vintage Mills Brothers through jazz and rock to current Hip Hop.

AMNH's 23rd Annual Spring Environmental Lecture and Luncheon - American Museum of Natural History
April 24, 2013 - New York

All proceeds from the Spring Environmental Lecture and Luncheon support the Museum's scientific research and educational initiatives, including important work in biodiversity conservation.

Tracy Morgan on the Life of Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic - SVA Theatre
April 24, 2013 - New York

Join actor/comedian Tracy Morgan, Emmy Award-winner Marina Zenovich, comedian Wyatt Cenac and author Walter Mosley for a discussion about the impact of one of Hollywood’s most controversial comedians following a screening of Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic as part of the Tribeca Film Festival’s “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie, Beyond the Screens: The Artist’s Angle” sponsored by OppenheimerFunds series, on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:00 PM at SVA Theater 1, located at 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenue), Manhattan. The Tribeca Talks panel series brings film enthusiasts together with some of the biggest name directors, actors and industry leaders to explore a wide array of topics and spark a richer dialogue about film. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.tribecafilm.com/festival/tickets starting April 15. For more information, visit www.tribecafilm.com.

Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards Exhibition Sponsored by CHANEL - New York Academy of Art
Through April 24, 2013 - Manhattan

Free Public Exhibition of Work by Stephen Hannock, David Kratz, Curtis Kulig, Gillian Laub, Robert Longo, Angelina Nasso, Erik Parker, Jose Parla, Joyce Pensato, Clifford Ross, William Wegman and Dustin Yellin, Sponsored by Chanel. Artwork from twelve major contemporary artists, which will be given as prizes to winning filmmakers at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, will be on view April 3-24, 2013, at the New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin Street, Manhattan. Stephen Hannock, David Kratz, Curtis Kulig, Gillian Laub, Robert Longo, Angelina Nasso, Erik Parker, Jose Parla, Joyce Pensato, Clifford Ross, William Wegman and Dustin Yellin have all donated work, consisting of paintings, photographs, etchings and prints to the Artists Awards program. The exhibition will be free and open to the public. The Tribeca Film Festival Artist Awards Program presents original artwork to winning filmmakers at the annual Festival. The program was created by TFF co-founder Jane Rosenthal to celebrate New York artists. This year’s TFF will run April 17-28, 2013.

Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards presented by CHANEL - New York Academy of Art
Through April 24, 2013 - New York

Free Public Exhibition of Work by Stephen Hannock, David Kratz, Curtis Kulig, Gillian Laub, Robert Longo, Angelina Nasso, Erik Parker, Jose Parla, Joyce Pensato, Clifford Ross, William Wegman and Dustin Yellin, Sponsored by Chanel Artwork from twelve major contemporary artists, which will be given as prizes to winning filmmakers at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, will be on view April 3-24, 2013, at the New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin Street, Manhattan. Stephen Hannock, David Kratz, Curtis Kulig, Gillian Laub, Robert Longo, Angelina Nasso, Erik Parker, Jose Parla, Joyce Pensato, Clifford Ross, William Wegman and Dustin Yellin have all donated work, consisting of paintings, photographs, etchings and prints to the Artists Awards program. The exhibition will be free and open to the public. The Tribeca Film Festival Artist Awards Program presents original artwork to winning filmmakers at the annual Festival. The program was created by TFF co-founder Jane Rosenthal to celebrate New York artists. This year’s TFF will run April 17-28, 2013.

Retired British Airways Concorde Captain Leslie Scott Hosts Lunch Time Talk - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
April 24, 2013 - New York

Join Leslie Scott, retired British Airways Concorde captain, for a lunch time interactive discussion of his career, including setting the world record for the fastest commercial transatlantic crossing from New York to London while flying Alpha Delta on February 7, 1996, on Wednesday, April 24, at 12:00 PM, at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan. During this lunch time talk, Captain Scott will reflect on his eight year experience flying the Concorde Alpha Delta, which is now on display at the Intrepid Museum Complex, and discuss the technological innovations that allowed Concorde to become the world�s only successful supersonic airliner. Visitors are invited to bring their own lunch to the talk. Admission is $8 per person for the event only; general admission rates apply for museum access. Advance reservations are required. Please RSVP at www.intrepidmuseum.org.

Temple Beth David Early Childhood Informal Coffee Talk - Temple Beth David
April 24, 2013 - Commack

Calling all parents of preschoolers! We're holding an informal discussion at Temple Beth David on kid-friendly topics with parents of preschool-age children. All are welcome! Stop by and mingle with other parents. Share your stories and see what others have to say. We look forward to seeing you there! Call to reserve your spot now 631-499-0915 x316.

Kandinsky 1911-1913 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through April 25, 2013 - New York

Perhaps more than any other 20th-century painter, Vasily Kandinsky (b. 1866, Moscow; d. 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) has been closely linked to the history of the Guggenheim Museum. Hilla Rebay--artist, art advisor, and the museum's first director--promoted nonobjective painting above all other forms of abstraction. She was particularly inspired by the work and writing of Kandinsky, a pioneer of abstraction, who believed that the task of the painter was to convey his own inner world, rather than imitate the natural world. The museum's holdings have grown to include more than 150 works by Kandinsky, and focused exhibitions of his works are presented in the Kandinsky Gallery on Annex Level 3. The current installation, Kandinsky 1911-1913, highlights paintings completed at the moment the artist made great strides toward complete abstraction and published his aesthetic treatise, On the Spiritual in Art (1911, though dated 1912). Also featured are paintings by Robert Delaunay and Franz Marc that were exhibited alongside the work of Kandinsky and others in the landmark 1912 Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) exhibition held at the Moderne Galerie Heinrich Thannhauser in Munich.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 25, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Bouncing Babies - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 25, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
April 25, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Das Rheingold - Metropolitan Opera
April 25, 2013 -

Approximate running time 2 hrs. 30 min. Robert Lepage's landmark production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is back for three complete cycles in spring 2013, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth. In the epic's first installment, the theft of the Rhinegold and Alberich's curse set in motion the tragic events that will lead to the downfall of the gods. Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads an extraordinary cast that includes Stephanie Blythe, Stefan Margita, and Mark Delavan and Greer Grimsley as Wotan.

Emanuel Ax Plays Mozart and Alan Gilbert Conducts Bruckner - New York Philharmonic
Through April 25, 2013 - New York

The virtuoso pianist and New York resident Emanuel Ax joins the Philharmonic as Artist-in-Residence for the 2012-13 season. As an Honorary Member of the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, he has performed with the Orchestra on 100 occasions. This season, Emanuel Ax will perform piano concertos and chamber music of the works of Brahms, Mahler, Mozart, Schoenberg and more. Mr. Ax will join the Orchestra for a very exciting evening of his first-ever performance of a Bach concerto, the Keyboard Concerto in D minor. He will also join the New York Philharmonic on tour this Spring where he will perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 in select cities.

American Soundscapes - Carnegie Hall
Through April 25, 2013 - New York

Guided by composer John Adams and conductor David Robertson, talented young conductors take the podium to lead a handpicked ensemble of dynamic young instrumentalists in two concerts featuring landmark American works of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
April 25, 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
April 25, 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.

Children's Day/Children's Book Day - Warner Library
April 25, 2013 - Tarrytown

Celebrate Children's Day/Children's Book Day with Pablo and Anna Mayor's "Cumbia for Kids Project." Move and sing along to the heart-thumping beats of Colombian music. Share in the culture and story of a people and a place. There will be an interactive and uplifting presentation of stories, song, and dance in Spanish and English. For all ages. Third floor.

Tower of Power - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 25, 2013 - New York

For over 40 years, Tower of Power has been creating its own brand of soul music. Since 1968, the band has delivered infectious jams to fans, appearing before sold-out crowds in an annual world tour. TOP's odyssey began in California in 1968 when Emilio Castillo met Stephen "Doc" Kupka. When Doc auditioned during a band rehearsal at Castillio's house, Castillio's father called him into the kitchen and offered the following advice: "Hire that guy, he's got something." Doc and his signature baritone sax sound were now in the band, and on August 13, 1968, Tower of Power, as the world knows it today, began playing gigs and soon became very well known in the Oakland area. After playing at a Tuesday night audition at the Fillmore in 1970, TOP signed to Bill Graham's San Francisco records and recorded its first album East Bay Grease. The band's next album Bump City (1972) was recorded on the Warner Brothers label, and this disc led to a string of hits and memorable albums that include many of the songs that TOP fans come out in force to hear, even to this day: "You're Still A Young Man," "So Very Hard To Go," "Don't Change Horses (In the Middle of the Stream)," "What Is Hip?" and more. In addition, over the years the Tower of Power horns have recorded with hundreds of artists as diverse as Aerosmith, Elton John, Little Feat, Phish, Santana, Heart, and many others, forever infusing the radio airwaves with TOP's musical DNA. Tower of Power celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2008 at a very special reunion show at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, recorded and released as a commemorative live DVD. The performance featured four original band members: Emilio Castillo, Rocco Prestia, Stephen Kupka, and David Garibaldi. To this day, TOP tours the United States, Japan, and Europe every year, playing to sold-out crowds. The band has never been busier or more in demand. New generations continue to come see the band perform as its timeless music never fails to excite fans of all ages.

Anna Garano & Anais Tekerian - Cafe Sabarsky
April 25, 2013 - New York

Anna Garano, a virtuoso classical and flamenco guitarist, hailing from Trieste, Italy, has arranged a gorgeous repertoire of Armenian and Sephardic songs for voice and guitar. She is joined by acclaimed vocalist Anais Tekerian in this fusion of melodies and lyrics evoking the old world.

Swedish Chamber Orchestra - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
April 25, 2013 - New York

Acclaimed soprano Nina Stemme joins the Swedish Chamber Orchestra for a single performance as the final concert of Lincoln Center's 2012-2013 Great Performers season. Thomas Dausgaard conducts the concert which, in the first half of the program, breaks with the usual format by alternating song and orchestral selections into a continuous musical stream. Ms. Stemme offers orchestral songs by Grieg, Sibelius, Wagner, Weill, Berlioz, Schubert and Richard Strauss that are interwoven with the orchestra's performance of works by Beethoven, Elgar, Brahms and Ravel and others, all focused on the theme of "Love, Hope and Destiny." The second half of the program features Brahms' Symphony No. 1.

Nature Strollers - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
April 25, 2013 - Cornwall

This nature center hosts this weekly hiking group for families with babies, toddlers, and young children. The one-hour walk is led by an environmental educator.

The Polish Ambassador & Blockhead - Highline Ballroom
April 25, 2013 - New York

For the Polish Ambassador project, born on the richly-colored streets of Chicago and San Francisco, infectious melody is paramount. However, this never overshadows the depth and harmonic complexity that have made the Ambassador a favorite amongst festival curators and beat aficionados worldwide. Over the course of 6 years, his sound has dipped and swirled through a staggering range of styles, with each album exploring uncharted sonic territory. Warm, analogue dreamwave; mind-altering glitch; world-infused groove; bass-fueled breaks; sexified downtempo; electric lullabies; and psy-fi funk are just a few of the genres that have poured from the Ambassador's soul into earbuds and ghetto-blasters across the galaxy. Despite the political connotations of his name, the Ambassador is not a political partisan. Rather, he is a diplomat for a new paradigm rooted in creative joy, radical self-expression, and ecological principles. As part of this mission, the Ambassador has committed to carbon-neutral touring, instigating exploratory dance, and igniting fan participation. Tony Simon AKA Blockhead was born and raised in Downtown Manhattan, in New York City. The son of an artist, he found a fondness for music at a young age. In particular, he fell in love with Hip Hop. In his early teens he began penning rhymes and eventually was part of a group called The Overground with a bunch of his friends. While he loved rapping, he also always had an interest in the musical side of things so he would soon abandon his dreams of being a rapper for being the man who made the beats. This was a wise choice. Eventually, he and his friend Aesop Rock would meet and begin to make music together and release it on the internet. In 2000, Aesop's album Floatwas released on Mush Records and quickly propelled both Aesop and Blockhead into notoriety. After that, Blockhead released a breakbeat album on Mush called Blockhead's Broke Beats. After a few years more years of making beats for rappers, Blockhead put out his first solo instrumental record on Ninja Tune records , titled Music by Cavelight. This was the first of four critically acclaimed albums he has since released on the UK based label.

Midnight at Gatsbys: The F. Scott Fitzgerald Songbook - Cafe Carlyle
Through April 25, 2013 - New York

The late night, downtown vibe comes to the Upper East Side with Cafe Carlyle's new "Second Act, A Late Night Series of Fun and Entertainment." Midnight at Gatsbys: The F. Scott Fitzgerald Songbook is Jon Weber and Will Friedwald's Fitzgerald era-inspired music medley.

Yoga for Children - Congregation Sons of Israel
April 25, 2013 - Upper Nyack

The synagogue invites children ages 2-6 to this playful and integrative approach to yoga.

Language Immersion at LICM-Spanish - Long Island Children's Museum
April 25, 2013 - Garden City

Children's language skills develop rapidly, absorbing everything they hear. Why not introduce another language to your child while they are young and receptive to new things? Explore basic themes in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Workshops are drop in and do not require advance sign up. The series will explore a different theme each week (numbers, fruits, animals, etc). A class project and song will be used each week to reinforce learning.

Vanishing Point - Loft Artist Association
Through April 25, 2013 - Stamford

Max Weisen's art is on display. As his seventieth birthday approached, he decided to expand an interest in drawing and painting into a serious application of his skill with color and design. He has produced over 50 canvases covering portrait, landscape and still life, as well as fantasy subjects.

Springtime Sunset and Moonlight Walk - Audubon Greenwich
April 25, 2013 - Greenwich

Seek out the sights, sounds, and smells of a spring evening visiting field, pond, forest, and lake in search of wildlife. Listen overhead and look up at the moon in search of silhouettes of night-flying springtime bird migrants. Ages 7 and up. Space limited. RSVP required. Contact Ted at x230.

Tale Waggers - The Field Library
April 25, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Multilingual Mother Goose - Chappaqua Public Library
April 25, 2013 - Chappaqua

Children ages birth-5 years with an adult learn and share songs and rhymes in other languages. Registration required.

Afternoon Fun - The Moxie Spot
April 25, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Come eat, drink, clap hands, sing songs, and dance. Baloonasaurus Rex balloon twisting follows.

Read to a Dog - North Hills Library
April 25, 2013 - Little Neck

Children can select a book to read aloud to Jami the therapy dog, a certified therapy pet partner. Reading aloud improves literacy skills, and animals are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment. Space is limited and available first come, first served.

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
April 25, 2013 - Flushing

Children and teens ages 11-14, can try their hand at acting, and perform in a live show especially for kids. Budding actors, musicians, scenery artists, sound effects techs, and stagehands are needed. Weekly meetings and rehearsals are required for all actors and actresses.

Picture Book Time - Jackson Heights Library
April 25, 2013 - Jackson Heights

Children ages 3-6 with their parent or other caregiver, can enjoy afternoon of picture book stories, songs, movement and dance, and coloring or a craft.

Manga Drawing Time - South Ozone Park
April 25, 2013 - South Ozone Park

In this drawing group kids bring their creativity, and the library provides the supplies.

Chess Club - Queens Village Library
April 25, 2013 - Queens Village

Participants can practice their chess skills weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.

downUNDER Nutmeg Week - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Through April 25, 2013 - Fairfield

Cast your ballot for 2013 Teen Nutmeg nominated books and celebrate this year's selections by making a zombie (stuffed toy), solving codes and other book-inspired crafts in the downUnder Teen Center. Grades 6-12.

Sunset and the Pink Moon - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
April 25, 2013 - Broad Channel

Take a sunset stroll along the West Pond Trail and through the woodlands with a ranger. Enjoy watching the sun set over Jamaica Bay and the rise of the full moon, called the Pink Moon in folklore. Paarticipants are encouraged to bring a flashlight and a camera. This 2.2 mile walk is a great heart-healthy program. Rain date: Sunday, April 28

GameSpace: Wii and PS3 Gaming - Brooklyn Public Library, Clarendon branch
April 25, 2013 - Midwood

Kids unplug from the school day by plugging in to the (Wii or PS3) platforms!

Book Talk - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
April 25, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Kids gather to discuss books that they've read and share ideas for future reading.

Live Music: Rock Stars of Romanticism with Vladimir Zaitsev - Manhasset Public Library
April 25, 2013 - Manhasset

Vladimir Zaitsev is an award-winning piano virtuoso and versatile entertainer. A native of Kiev, Ukraine, he has performed on three continents, including appearances in Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall as well as a number of TV and radio appearances. In this program Vladimir offers some of his Chopin and Liszt favorites, as well as anecdotes about the two giants of the Romantic Era.

Young Adult Social Media Panel - Hillside Public Library
April 25, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Want to learn more about Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest? Learn how our YA social media pages can help you and your children keep up to date on programs, books, and more. Plus share your thoughts on what you�d like to see on the library's social media sites.

Arts and Crafts - Lakeview Library
April 25, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Kids will enjoy every minute as they join Ms. Ivy for an hour of exciting Arts and Crafts.

Pipe & Drum Lessons - Irish American Center
April 25, 2013 - Mineola

Learn how to play Irish music on the pipe and drum. Classes open.

Spring Dance Concert - Hofstra University-John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus.
April 25, 2013 - Hempstead

The Spring Dance Concert will feature guest choreographer David Parker, artistic director of The Bang Group, who will create an exciting new piece on the Hofstra dance majors. Additionally, Nancy Duncan, producing director of CoDanceCo, Inc. as well as Dancing Classrooms Long Island, will be restaging Bebe Miller's 1983 work Guardian Angels. Miller, a recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship among many other awards, is currently a full-time professor in the Ohio State University Dance Department. Hofstra faculty choreographers include Stormy Brandenberger, Anita Feldman, Dyane Harvey-Salaam, and Maxine Steinman.

Shanna Sharp - Rockwood Music Hall
April 25, 2013 - New York

Often compared to Sara Barreilles and Alanis Morissette, Shanna has been called the "southern Adele" with her soulful vocals and rich, introspective lyrics. Shanna will be holding a CD release show to promote her amazing new album, "Silver Linings Under Grey" at Rockwood (Stage 2) on Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at 7:00pm. Hope to see you there!

54 Piano Bar - 54 Below
April 25, 2013 - New York

Pick a song and join the house pianist as you take your turn on the stage with pianist and host Brian Nash. See new Broadway talent perform on a whim, and perhaps take part in the ever-popular (and inevitable) audience sing-along. No cover charge. Drink Specials: $5 beer, $8 mixed drinks.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
April 25, 2013 - Upper West Side

Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world.

Audio Portraits - Children's Museum of the Arts
April 25, 2013 - SoHo

Kids can stop by the Sound Booth and create an "Audio Portrait" with teaching artists. Using Garageband software, kids will flex their skills in oral interpretation as they record tracks that include autobiographical information such as descriptions of their home and family, their favorite color, food, animal, or their happiest place. In addition, they'll have the opportunity to add music and sound effects to their unique Audio Portraits. This is a great workshop for the budding podcaster, radio journalist or storyteller.

Be Safe in the Hospital - Somers Library
April 25, 2013 - Somers

Learn why you need a health advocate with you, what questions to ask, how to avoid infection, and how to appeal a discharge order if you are not ready to go home. Presented by the Medicare Rights Center. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 232-5717 to register.

Elegant Ellington - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through April 25, 2013 - New York

No living trumpet player can claim a closer relationship to musician-teacher-humanitarian Dizzy Gillespie—personally or musically—than Jon Faddis, who met his friend and mentor at age 15. A veteran of the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, and former musical director of Gillespie's United Nations Orchestra, Faddis will direct The Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra of New York through new transcriptions from Gillespie's path-breaking 40s big band, repertoire from the spectacular 50s edition that toured the Middle East and South America under the auspices of the State Department, and lead a quintet through selected gems from Gillespie's consistently superb small group recordings.

Art Exhibition Tribute to Women by Barbara Schucht - Green Gallery
April 25, 2013 - New York

“Femininity is the direct expression of Mother Divine which symbolizes the principle of creation of our cosmos. Women represents more than any other being. It represents the beauty of creation. With the femininity always were nourishment and abundance associated with it and because of that it represents more than all other the beauties of our world. Throughout time, the feminine myth has been revered and its resplendence has been translated by all artistic means. Women have a glamour which comes from within and makes them irradiant and appealing. To bring out this brilliance is what I aspire in my paintings.” – by Barbara Andres-Schucht 4W ART SPACE & SAPHIRA’SSTUDIO productions is proud and honored to host a Global Art Exhibition, “A TRIBUTE TO WOMEN” by Barbara Andres-Schucht and her guest artist Francisco Ferenczi. This exclusive exhibition is a one night event only. The exhibition will feature thirty paintings by Barbara Andre-Schucht and some sculptures by her guest artist, Francisco Ferenczi. It is entirely dedicated to women.

New York Choral Society presents Beethoven's Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage And Vaughan Williams's A Sea Symphony - Carnegie Hall
April 25, 2013 - New York

The New York Choral Society (NYCS) returns to Carnegie Hall under the baton of David Hayes, as Music Director on Thursday, April 25th at 8pm for a presentation of two choral works. The concert will open with a performance of Beethoven’s exquisite tone poem, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, a setting of two poems by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. In striving to evoke the contrasting moods of those poems, Beethoven wrote some of his most descriptive and evocative music. The magnificence of the work lies not only in Beethoven’s extraordinary ability to paint vivid pictures—of still winds, rippling waves, stirring swells, and massive gusts—but also in his understanding of the power of transformation, expressed n this work. The Beethoven work will be followed by A Sea Symphony, Ralph Vaughan Wiliiams’s first large-scale work for chorus and orchestra and one of the composer’s most powerful and beloved compositions. A truly monumental work, A Sea Symphony encompasses a vast range of emotion and musical experience, from the exultant full-chorus opening to the buoyant articulation of turbulent wind and waves, to the haunting nocturne and the lyrical, visionary finale. Inspired by the power and majesty of the ocean, Vaughan Williams presents the sea as a symbol of mankind’s shared sense of life and purpose, and expresses ocean travel as a metaphor for the universal journey of self-discovery. Soloists are Jennifer Forni, Soprano and Jordan Shanahan, Baritone. Prior to the musical performance of this expansive choral symphony by NYCS, the award-winning stage and screen star Kathleen Turner will introduce Ralph Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony with a reading of the moving and evocative text written by the American poet Walt Whitman. Kathleen Turner will read a selection of the Whitman poetry on which the Symphony is based. “This exciting program combines monumental choral and orchestral music with truly extraordinary text —including the work of New York’s most beloved poet, Walt Whitman,” says David Hayes. “I am extremely proud to lead the New York Choral Society, New York City’s premiere symphonic chorus, in this dramatic, moving, and inspirational tribute to the majesty of the sea and the enduring power of the human spirit.”

Free Kids Cooking Class - White Plains Whole Foods Market
April 25, 2013 - White Plains

Kids will prepare two recipes with a Veggiecation instructor and receive coloring pages as well as recipes to take home. This month's recipes are Raw Asparagus Pesto and a Speckled Salad. It is the mission of Veggiecation to promote and educate communities on the health benefits of vegetables and how to prepare them in simple, unique, affordable, and, most importantly, delicious ways. In order to accomplish these goals, Veggiecation holds monthly healthy cooking classes at select Whole Foods Markets. For more information, please visit veggiecation.com.

Adrian Grenier - How to Make Money Selling Drugs - SVA Theater
April 25, 2013 - New York

Join producers Adrian Grenier and Bret Marcus, director Matthew Cooke and others for a discussion on the grim underbelly of the oft-glamorized drug trade, following a screening of How to Make Money Selling Drugs as part of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Tribeca Talks: After the Movie panel series, on Thursday, April 25 at 6:00 PM at SVA Theater 1, located at 333 West 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenue), Manhattan. The film inspects the dangerous, lucrative and intricate world of drug-dealing from all angles and includes candid interviews with those who have had first-hand experience with the drug industry. The Tribeca Talks panel series brings film enthusiasts together with some of the biggest name directors, actors and industry leaders to explore a wide array of topics and spark a richer dialogue about film. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.tribecafilm.com/festival/tickets starting April 15. For more information, visit www.tribecafilm.com.

Shadow Puppet Troupe of Wat Bo: Sor Neakabas (The Magical Arrowhead Dragon) - Brookfield Place Winter Garden, formerly World Financial Center
April 25, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

The master puppeteers, dancers, and musicians of Cambodia's acclaimed Shadow Puppet Troupe of Wat Bo will perform the ancient art of Sbeik Thom, a royal form of shadow puppetry featuring giant leather panels carved with intricate designs. Cambodian shadow puppetry is rarely seen in the U.S. and was nearly threatened with extinction under the Khmer Rouge. Specially commissioned by Arts Brookfield, the performances are one of only a handful of free events that are part of Season of Cambodia, a celebration of the country's arts, culture, and humanities that will bring works by more than 125 Cambodian artists to 30 major venues throughout the city.

The World of Digital Filmmaking - SVA Theatre
April 25, 2013 - New York

Join filmmakers for a conversation exploring how today’s directors have navigated the world of digital filmmaking as part of the “Tribeca Talks: Industry” panel series, sponsored by Panavision, on Thursday, April 25 at 2:30 PM at SVA Theater 2, located at 333 W 23rd Street (between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue), Manhattan. Panelists will include director Lance Edmands (Bluebird), filmmaker/actor Alex Karpovsky, director Jenée LaMarque (The Pretty One), director Rob Meyer (A Birder’s Guide to Everything) and producer Tamara Anghie (Run and Jump). The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.tribecafilm.com.

Match Game 13, w/Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Wilde, Fred Armisen, Wyatt Cenac and others - Canal Room
April 25, 2013 - New York

Join Leo Allen, Fred Armisen, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Wilde, and more! The Match Game will take place on Thursday, April 25th, at The Canal Room at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm. Submit your name in the drawing to compete on stage! In each round, two contestants compete to match answers to fill-in-the-blank questions with that of our celebrity panelists. The contestant with the most matches wins an iPad Mini! Eat FREE frozen custard from Shake Shack! Compete in the Betty White look-alike contest! The best look-alike will win an Amazon gift certificate! You'll also help set a new world record, to be verified by Recordsetter.com! Eat grilled cheese from The Morris Truck! The Morris Truck is donating 10% of profits to 826NYC! Bid on one-of-a-kind _________ with celebrity guests! Last year's auction items included photos, voicemail messages, and more! Support 826NYC's free programs for NYC public schools and students! 100% of proceeds from ticket sales and auction items will directly benefit 826NYC.

The Soundtrack Series feat. Fleetwood Mac producer Ken Caillat - The Gallery at LPR (Le Poisson Rouge)
April 25, 2013 - New York

The Soundtrack Series is a live show that celebrates music in our everyday lives--from the hilarious or heartbreaking stories and memories we forever tie to certain songs, to the debates we have over music's most famous arguments. This month, Soundtrack Series welcomes Fleetwood Mac producer Ken Caillat, writer and Twitter goddess Julieanne Smolinski, ARTprov's Rory Scholl and WBUR's Abigal Beshkin as they let us in on the hilarious, heartbreaking or embarrasing stories they connect with songs by KISS, Poison, the Eagles and more. Plus, a fierce debate on loving vs. hating Adele with Rolling Stone's Alexis Sottile and superfan Jill Marino. Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 day of and at the door.

The Middle Way According to Tsongkhapa and Gendun Chopel - Trace Foundation
April 25, 2013 - New York

Professor Khangkar Tsultrim Kelsang visits from Kyoto to discuss the different views of Madhyamaka, or Middle Way, philosophy as presented in Tsongkhapa’s fifteenth-century classic The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lam rim chen mo), and in twentieth-century scholar Gendun Chopel’s Adornment for Nagarjuna’s Thought (Klu sgrub dgongs rgyan). Suggested donation $10. Students $5.

FLYING WILD LEADERSHIP TRAINING - Long Island Science Center
April 25, 2013 - Riverhead

Flying Wild introduces students to bird conservation through classroom activities and bird festivals. It also supports educators by providing interdisciplinary standards based opportunities to engage students in real world learning. For more information on Flying Wild, check out the web site at flyingwild.org. Seats limited to 30. Call to Register By April 25. Class is May 2.

One Moon - Finkelstein Memorial Library
April 25, 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 Spanish.

Theatrical Release at MIST - MIST Harlem
Through April 25, 2013 - New York

ArtMattan Films has partnered with the newly opened three screen movie theatre, MIST CINEMA in Harlem, to bring back from April 19 to April 25 three popular titles that premiered in the African Diaspora International Film Festival and still resonate with audiences worldwide: Return to Goree – Youssou N’Dour, the Senegalese singer now Minister of Culture in Senegal, Return to Gorée is a moving testimony of the power of music to create dialogue and celebrate life. The Story of Lovers Rock – Lovers Rock, often dubbed ‘romantic reggae’ is a uniquely black British sound that developed in the late 70s and 80s. Live performance, dance, interviews and more shed light on the music and the generation that embraced it. Filling the Gap – Conceived as an effort to alter the way African-American children see themselves and their ancestors, this documentary highlights the inventive and inspired contributions of little-known Americans of African descent to U.S. History prior to the Civil War. SHOWTIMES April 19 to April 25: 1 pm Filling the Gap; 3 pm The Story of Lovers Rock; 5 pm Return to Goree; 7:15 pm The Story of Lovers Rock; 9:15 pm Return to Goree.

A Taste of Jazz - Time Warner Center
April 25, 2013 - New York

To celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, The Restaurant and Bar Collection at Time Warner Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Union Square Events and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola teamed up to bring music and food lovers A Taste of Jazz. MasterCard cardholders are invited to purchase tickets to this exclusive dining and musical event featuring cuisine from both iconic and Michelin-starred New York City culinary establishments such as MASA, Center Bar, A Voce and Porter House. Food pairings and music will be inspired by jazz cities around the world including: New Orleans, USA; Tokyo, Japan; Nice, France; Bari, Italy; Panama City, Panama; New York, USA. The Jazz at Lincoln Center ensemble Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks will entertain guests with respective rhythm and beats from these famed jazz cities. Enjoy an evening of food and music with an open bar, passed canapés and surprise meet and greets from the chefs of Time Warner Center’s The Restaurant and Bar Collection. Visit www.shopsatcolumbuscircle.com to for more information on A Taste of Jazz and to purchase tickets for the event.

Sportiqe and ESPN Launch Party - Bloomingdale's
April 25, 2013 - New York

Apparel brand Sportiqe and ESPN are joining forces to celebrate the new Sportiqe Sports Heaven Coll

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