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TODAY'S FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES IN BRONX-DEC 7

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There's so many fun and educational activities for kids and the whole family everyday in the Bronx. If you're looking for music, museums, arts & crafts-or even just time spent outdoors-you'll find it here! Browse our daily activities, or if you'd like to plan ahead, check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!.

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through December 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through November 09, 2012 - Staten Island

Make ladyfinger cookies!

Venezuelan Brass Ensemble - Carnegie Hall
December 07, 2012 -

The Venezuelan Brass Ensemble, drawn from the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, opens the Venezuelan celebration at Carnegie Hall with an evening of exuberant music making that features works from Latin America and beyond.

Tot Shabbat Hop - Congregation Sons of Israel
December 07, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to Join PJ Library for this monthly series of family-friendly Shabbat services. The series continues at a different Rockland County synagogue through January.

Shabbat Club - Congregation Sons of Israel
December 07, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Children up to age five are invited to celebrate Shabbat with stories, and games, and puppets. Hosted by Rabbi Abraham.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 07, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Shabbat Club - Congregation Sons of Israel
December 07, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Families with children up to age 5 are invited to celebrate Shabbat with stories, songs, and puppets.

Stroller Tours - Katonah Museum of Art
December 07, 2012 - Katonah

New parents, grandparents, and caregivers can enjoy this exhibition tour specially designed for adults with children under 18 months old. Following light breakfast snacks provided by DeCicco Family Markets, participants will join an interactive tour, and engage in discussions and art activities inspired by the "Ice Age" to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios exhibition. No registration required. Crying babies are welcome!

Affairs Afloat Holiday Party Cruise - The Queen Of Hearts
December 07, 2012 - New York

Celebrate the Holiday season with friends & co-workers! Guests enjoy a warm & enclosed cruise on the Hudson River with a Live DJ, Dancing and spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty. Mix & Mingle with other local professionals aboard this Holiday Party Cruise! The Queen of Hearts - Pier #40 West Houston Street & West Side Highway, NYC Live DJ spinning a mix of Dance Music and Holiday Favorites Cash Bar & Cash Buffet 21 & over only. Proper ID required. $25 per person. Mention code EARLY to get discount! ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGES AVAILABLE. Call for more information

Friday Night Crafts - Snow Globes - Glaze
December 07, 2012 - Orangeburg

In time for the holidays, young artists can create snow globes to show off or to give as a gift. This workshop is part of a weekly, Friday night series hosted by Glaze in which children can work with a variety of media and explore different techniques for creating art. Pre-registration is requested.

Friday Night Crafts - Snow Globes - Glaze
December 07, 2012 - Orangeburg

In time for the holidays, young artists can create snow globes to show off or to give as a gift. This workshop is part of a weekly, Friday night series hosted by Glaze in which children can work with a variety of media and explore different techniques for creating art. Pre-registration is requested.

Picture Book Time - Hempstead Public Library
December 07, 2012 - Hempstead

Enjoy stories, music, and fun in the Children�s Room. For children ages 3-5, accompanied by a caregiver.

Candlelight at the Ogden House - Fairfield Museum and History Center
December 07, 2012 - Fairfield

Enjoy an evening of docent-led tours and holiday refreshments at the 1750 home of the Ogden family. In the 18th century, holiday customs included family dinners, evergreen displays and visiting neighbors. Bring your family and friends to celebrate the season and to glimpse life from times past.

Toddler Storytime - Forest Hills Library
December 07, 2012 - Forest Hills

Toddlers 18 to 35 months and their parents or adult caregivers may enjoy listening to picture books, singing songs, learning fingerplays, and joining in lively movement games, all while developing vocabulary and social skills. Preregistration is required.

Holiday Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
December 07, 2012 - West Nyack

There's always something special and meaningful about a hand made gift or item for entertaining. Jill invites artists of all ages to enjoy the holiday season by choosing from a large selection of plates, mugs, serving items, or other seasonal items such as Christmas trees, Menorahs, angels, and much more. Pieces can be taken home same day or can be left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested. Workshops held each Friday throughout the month.

Erev Shabbat Family Service - Temple Beth Torah
December 07, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Families are invited to participate in Shabbat services with music, prayer, and meditation led by Rabbi Brian Beal and Cantor Sally Neff.

Friday Morning Yoga - Sands Point Preserve
December 07, 2012 - Port Washington

Finish every week peacefully with Friday Morning Yoga led by Victoria Selbach. Held in the majestic setting of the Sands Point Preserve. Classes are held inside Hempstead House.

Shababa Fridays at 92YTribeca - 92YTribeca
December 07, 2012 - Tribeca

Families with young children can celebrate Jewish values, culture and tradition through interactive musical activities, singing, and lots of puppets in this inclusive, welcoming community.

Claret & Clementi- Dongsok Shin Fortepiano Performance - King Manor Museum
December 07, 2012 - Jamaica

Lovers of 17th Century piano music will enjoy this historic concert. Muzio Clementi’s compositions performed on the King family’s fortepiano, manufactured c. 1800 by the London firm of Longman Clementi & Co. Adults can enjoy a red Bordeaux similar to historic claret at 6pm, the concert begins at 6:30pm.

Yugioh - Brooklyn Public Library, Rugby Branch
December 07, 2012 - East Flatbush

Fans of Yugioh meet to play and learn.

Children's French Film Series - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
December 07, 2012 - Carroll Gardens

Classic foreign cinema with a focus on children's movies, such as The Red Balloon and The Bicycle Thief.

The Kingston Trio - Irvington Town Hall Theater
December 07, 2012 - Irvington

Emerging from San Francisco's North Beach Club scene to take the country by storm, he Kingston Trio brought the rich tradition of American folk music into the mainstream for the first time. They play on, still fresh and exciting, singing all their hit songs, "Tom Dooley," "Lemon Tree," "A Worried Man," "Reuben James," "Scarlet Ribbons," "Scotch and Soda," "The Tijuana Jail," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," and many more!

Read to Me - Briarwood Library
December 07, 2012 - Briarwood

Children ages 3-7 can enjoy an exciting picture book storytime every Friday afternoon.

Dungeons and Dragons Adventure - Ozone Park Library
December 07, 2012 - Ozone Park

Children ages 9 and up will enjoy a fantasy role-playing game with Wizards of the Coast's Dungeons & Dragons game.

Members of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela - Flushing Town Hall
December 07, 2012 - Flushing

Experience this electric verve as members of this amazing orchestra perform as a chamber ensemble.

Little Playmates - Floral Park Library
December 07, 2012 - Floral Park

Check out this special time for play and circle fun for babies ages 12-30 months with their caregivers.

Eighth Annual Tree Lighting and Visit From Santa - Coe Hall Mansion
December 07, 2012 - Oyster Bay

Delight in all kinds of holiday excitement whether you've been naughty or nice. Santa arrives at 6pm to light a magnificent evergreen tree. All activities are free, Coe Hall Mansion open. For more information please call 516-922-8678 or 516-922-8676.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
December 07, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

The Moxie Spot combines its comfy food with a program of short movies and a family-friendly feature. Check website for movie titles.

Toddler Story Time - Port Washington Library
December 07, 2012 - Port Washington

This story time is designed for children ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years old with an adult. No registration is required.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
December 07, 2012 - Haverstraw

Build some cool things with the library's LEGO's or bring your own.

The Nutcracker - SUNY Rockland Community College
December 07, 2012 - Suffern

Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble once again presents this classic Christmas tale with superb music, costumes, and dancing.

Composers Concordance's Festival II: 'Evolution' Featuring Over 100 Contemporary Composers - Various
Through December 07, 2012 - NYC

'Evolution' - The Growing Diversity of Music - Five Stellar Events Friday, November 30 - Friday, December 7, 2012 at Various Venues in New York City - Featuring Lara St. John, Valerie Coleman and Over 100 Contemporary Composers Composers Concordance, an "enterprising new music organization" (New York Times) with a 28-year history of producing innovative concerts in New York City, announces its fall 2012 festival: 'Evolution.' Conceived by co-directors Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, and Milica Paranosic, these five concerts, presented over the course of seven days, will feature the music of over 100 composers, as well as some of New York's finest interpreters of contemporary music.

Children's Storytime: The Polar Express - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
December 07, 2012 - West Nyack

Barnes and Noble hosts a special story time featuring a modern children's classic, The Polar Express. A young man tells a story of his childhood and how his belief in Santa came to life one snowy Christmas Eve. Afterward, enjoy some holiday refreshments.

Music for the English Theater by Henry Purcell - Pequot Library
December 07, 2012 - Southport

Eugene Sirotkine conducts a choral and instrumental ensemble with soloists to present a program of music written for the English theatre. The music is by Henry Purcell, the most important of all English composers, and lyrics by his contemporaries including Dryden, Blow, Tate and D'Urfey.

'A Year With Frog and Toad' - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
December 07, 2012 - Mamaroneck

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Story Time - Bartlett Arboretum
December 07, 2012 - Stamford

Todd DuPont shares some of his favorite holiday and nature-themed stories in the Children's Classroom. After a few stories, participants will work on art projects that relate to the stories. Reservations required.

Elf Workshop Activities: Make Your own Special hot cocoa mix - Stew Leonard's - Danbury
December 07, 2012 - Danbury

Children make a special hot cocoa mix for Santa Claus using candy canes. Customers must sign their children up in advance at the customer service desk. All events will be held in the Danbury store's conference room, located on the store's second floor.

Chanuka Celebration and Game Night - 14th St. Y
December 07, 2012 - East Village

The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism will host a pre-holiday�celebration including secular Shabbat service, menorah lighting, holiday music, and dinner with latkes. Game Night will follow with parcheesi, pinochle, bridge, checkers, and dreidel spinning. Child care available. Reserve with credit card by Dec. 4.

Shape Up NYC: Pilates - Prospect Park Audubon Center
December 07, 2012 - Flatbush

An introductory class to the Pilates method for adults.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
December 07, 2012 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun. Interactive, drop-in storytime for tots ages 2 and older with a caregiver.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
December 07, 2012 - Garden City

It's music, music, music. Musical instruments and catchy sing-along songs get the youngest children to move their bodies.

Lantern Light Tours - Mystic Seaport
December 07, 2012 - Mystic

Step back in time to Christmas Eve, 1876. The village of Greenmanville is alive with the bustle of last-minute Christmas activity, preparations for the holiday festivities, and the merry jingle of sleigh bells. Stroll with a townsperson as you take in a one-hour moving performance on a tour that meanders through the Museum's 19th-century maritime village. Reservations strongly encouraged.

Candlelight Tours - Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum
December 07, 2012 - Canarsie

Explore the Wyckoff Farmhouse by candlelight, as it was before electricity. Learn how colonial people survived without modern conveniences. Reservations required.

Storytellers' Club - Chappaqua Public Library
December 07, 2012 - Chappaqua

Kids in grades 4-6 can listen and learn traditional storytelling. Registration required.

The Seed: Yoga Week - 82 Mercer
Through December 07, 2012 - New York

The Seed has teamed up with top yoga studios to bring you 5 days of urban zen! Join us for Yoga Week and choose from morning and evening yoga classes in a beautiful SoHo Penthouse space, taught by talented teachers from Jivamukti Yoga, ISHTA Yoga, Stanton Street Yoga, Sonic Yoga, and Pure Shakti Yoga. WHERE: 503-511 Broadway, Penthouse Floor (Between Broome and Spring) DATES: December 3-7 TIME: 7AM-8:30AM & 7PM-8:30PM Monday-Thursday 7AM-8:30AM on Friday After class, sip on cold-pressed juice from Juice Press, and nosh on delicious vegan munchies including MacroBars from Go Macro, Keen-Wah bars from Yoga Earth, Liz Lovely cookies, Purely Elizabeth Granola, Kale Chips from New York Naturals, Vegan Jerky from Primal Spirit Foods, Chocolate from Kopali Organics, and Live Food Bars from Raw Revolution. In honor of Vegan Awareness Month, grab a free Vegetarian Starter Kit and vegan handouts from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to learn more about a plant-based lifestyle! Questions about veganism? Don’t fret – we will have vegan advocates on-site to answer questions. Plus Raffle & Giveaway! *Guests are encouraged to bring mats as mats will not be provided. Any questions, please email info@theseedexperience.com

Blooming Babies: Good Night, Sleepy Bear - Brooklyn Children's Museum
December 07, 2012 - Crown Heights

Toddlers learn how bears prepare for the blistery winter, the science of hibernation (told through stories, art, and objects from the Museum's collection), and create their own sleepy time bear craft to take home.

TOM WOPAT - 54 Below
December 07, 2012 - New York

Broadway audiences adore him for his performances in City of Angeles, Guys & Dolls, Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun, 42nd Street, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Catered Affair & Sondheim on Sondheim among others, but television audiences the world over remember him as Luke Duke from The Dukes of Hazard! Also Dec. 13.

SHUBERT ALLEY - 54 Below
December 07, 2012 - New York

Three alumni of Broadway's Memphis, Jamison Scott, Kevin Massey and Patrick Massey are Shubert Alley: a new country/bluegrass trio with soaring three part harmonies and a new take on popular music. These seasoned Broadway performers lend their talent to arrangements by Michael Borth, singing an array of hits from the likes of The Beatles, Journey, Bruno Mars & Michael Jackson, in their own unique style.

NYC Puppet Theatre presents 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Medgar Evers College Theatre
December 07, 2012 - Crown Heights

A holiday extravaganza featuring puppets performing such holiday standards as "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer," "Jingle Bells," "Feliz Navidad," "Happy Hanukkah," and "Happy Kwanzaa," to name a few.

Stamford All-School Musical - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Rippowam School
December 07, 2012 - Stamford

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature. The stage version includes all of the songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The Stamford All-School Musical features over 100 students between grades 5 through 12, from 23 different schools.

Candlelight at the Ogden House - Ogden House
December 07, 2012 - Fairfield

Enjoy a festive evening of docent-led tours and holiday refreshments at the 1750 home of the Ogden family. In the 18th century, holiday customs included family dinners, evergreen displays and, of course, visiting neighbors. Bring your family and friends to celebrate the season and to glimpse life from times past.

The Guitar Guy - Wilton Library
December 07, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 2-6 are invited to a performance by Robert the Guitar Guy. Robert uses music, props, movement, and dance to entertain children and their grown-ups. Registration recommended.

Hanukkah Story Time - Wilton Library
December 07, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 4 and up are invited to join Batya Diamond who will tell stories, sing songs, play games, and more. Children can also make a craft and enjoy a snack. Registration required. Co-sponsored by The Wilton Jewish Center and Wilton Library.

Wilton Holiday Walk - Wilton Library
December 07, 2012 - 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.

Fun Day Friday - Fairfield Public Library
December 07, 2012 - Fairfield

Teens in grades 6-12 can drop in after school to watch movies, play games, snack, work on crafts, and even get homework help.

Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Extravaganza - Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores
December 07, 2012 - Bellmore Village

Celebrate the holidays with a horse and carriage ride down main street, Bedford Avenue. Or take a trolley ride with your family on a short tour of local residential streets to view the holiday decorations. Festive holiday music will be provided by "Sound Approach" Quartet and the Dinkelmeyer, Martin Avenue, Newbridge Road North Bellmore District Chorus. KJOY 98.3 and WCBS FM will also be on hand with prize wheels and will be broadcasting the event. Festivities will start at 6pm, live music at 6:30pm, and the lighting of the Veteran's Memorial Christmas tree around 7pm. For more information, please call the Festival/Events Hotline at 516-809-5892.

Theatre Three's A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Theatre Three
December 07, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Follow the miser Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey that teaches him the true meaning of Christmas—past, present and future.

Colorform Music and Live Art EP RELEASE PARTY - Parkside Lounge
December 07, 2012 - New York

We are very excited to announce, after many months of recording and mixing, we're releasing a new EP! And we're throwing a Release Party to celebrate. When: Dec 7th Where: Parkside Lounge (317 E Houston btwn B and C) (http://www.parksidelounge.net/parkside09.swf) Guest performer Khaled @ 8:00PM ***Colorform @ 9:00PM*** Cover is only $5 and everyone gets a free copy of the EP!! It's our last show of the year and we hope to see you all! http://www.facebook.com/ColorformMusic http://www.youtube.com/user/ColorformMusic http://www.soundcloud.com/colorform http://www.reverbnation.com/Colorformmus... http://www.twitter.com/ColorformMusic

'The Yorkville Nutcracker' - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
December 07, 2012 - Upper East Side

Dances Patrelle presents the 17th annual production of choreographer Francis Patrelle's unique rendition of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's holiday classic "The Nutcracker." Set in 1895, "The Yorkville Nutcracker" takes the audience on an action-packed tour of Olde New York's most be-loved landmarks, including a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Garden, and skating in Central Park. Lavish sets and costumes, enchanting music, and beautiful dancers from ages 5-65 complete this thrilling production, with New York City Ballet principals Jenifer Ringer and Jared Angle as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. In addition, Amaker Smith currently appearing in the hit TV show "SMASH" and "Therese Wendler," who most recently danced Aurora in "Sleeping Beauty" with the Connecticut Ballet, will portray the Snow King and Queen.

BILLY CONNOLLY - Beacon Theatre
Through December 07, 2012 - New York

Z-100's JINGLE BALL VIEWING PARTY 2012 - The Theater at Madison Square Garden
December 07, 2012 -

Lineup includes Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Ne-Yo, Fun, The Wanted, One Direction, Jason Mraz, Ed Sheeran, B.O.B. and others.

Stone Cold Fox at Bowery Electric - Bowery Electric
December 07, 2012 - New York

Stone Cold Fox at Bowery Electric with These Animals, Alex Vans, and At The Moment. It’s an undeniable feat to be the voice of a generation that straddles the line between youth and adulthood, struggling with loneliness, anonymity, and finding a place in the world. But Brooklyn’s Stone Cold Fox does just that. “Infectious and poetic indie-pop at its best,” (Popstache) Stone Cold Fox’s debut EP, The Young, perfectly marries Kevin Olken’s gritty vocals with Ariel Loh’s upbeat synthesizer grooves.

SINBAD Comedy Special - Apollo Theater
December 07, 2012 - Harlem

Sinbad is internationally known for his starring appearances in hit movies like Jingle All the Way, playing opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger; Houseguest co-starring the late Phil Hartman, and let's not forget his film debut Necessary Roughness where he did none of his own stunts!

New York Theatre Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER - Florence Gould Hall
December 07, 2012 - Manhattan

Coastal Chordsmen present 'Holiday Harmonies' - Stratford Theater
December 07, 2012 - Stratford

The Coastal Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus will present its annual “Holiday Harmonies” show where they will sing holiday songs in their unique a cappella style that has come to be enjoyed by audiences throughout the region. Advance purchase is recommended since the theater only holds 244 seats. Call 203-816-0462.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - West Islip Community Center,
December 07, 2012 - West Islip

Step-by-step, your child can learn to draw animals, landscapes, people and masterworks while they experiment with chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers.

New York Theatre Ballet's 'Nutcracker' - Florence Gould Hall
December 07, 2012 - Upper East Side

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) returns for a second season of Keith Michael's "Nutcracker," an enchanting holiday ballet. This one-hour ballet is perfect for children ages 3-10, with clever choreography sophisticated enough for the most discerning parent. This classic retelling of the Nutcracker begins on Christmas Eve with toymaker Drosselmeyer's arrival carrying an endearing nutcracker doll, and includes a lively mouse queen with a 18-foot-tail, a journey through the Land of Snow and, of course, a sweet romance between a young woman and her nutcracker prince. From clockwork imps to a luminous owl that flies above the audience, mice dressed in polka dots and dancers dancing with huge chopsticks, this timeless re-imagined classic bursts with energy and excitement. The Nutcracker is set in Art Nouveau style circa 1907 featuring innovative choreography by long-time NYTB choreographer, Keith Michael, set design by Gillian Bradshaw-Smith, and costumes by Resident Costume Designer of the Metropolitan Opera, Sylvia Nolan.

Holiday Candlelight Tours - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
December 07, 2012 - Upper East Side

Step into the holiday season of 1830, take a tour by the warm glow of candlelight, and sample traditional confections. Meet Flora, the kitchen help, and hear about her 19th-century holiday preparations, and linger in the Upper Hall and listen to the PACC Recorder Consort perform holiday and period music.

Holiday Late Lunch Cruise - Spirit of New York
December 07, 2012 - Chelsea

Celebrate the season with an entertaining Spirit Cruise. Every holiday extravaganza features buffet dining, DJ music for dancing, and dazzling views from the water, all aboard the most fun atmosphere.

Inside The Lion King: A Free Anniversary Exhibit - 1095 Avenue of the Americas
December 07, 2012 - Midtown

Over the last 15 years, more than 65 million people have experienced "The Lion King." In this free interactive exhibit, you'll discover the extraordinary vision of Tony Award-winning director and designer Julie Taymor. Come face-to-face with the masks and puppets, explore the detail of the sets and costumes, and shop for collectible merchandise inspired by the show. Don't miss your opportunity to have a deeper look at the remarkable creativity behind the most successful musical in Broadway history.

Z100 & Coca Cola's All Access Lounge - Hammerstein Ballroom
December 07, 2012 - Midtown

Z100's Jingle Ball 2012 will kick-off with the action-packed Z100 and Coca Cola's All Access Lounge, the official Z100 Jingle Ball 2012 pre-event celebration. The event, which is free to the public, will include performances by Ed Sheeran, Cher Lloyd, Olly Murs, Bridgit Mendler, and the winner of The Hometown Hero and meet-and-greets with fan favorites. Z100 and Coca Cola's All Access Lounge will feature music as well as interactive displays for guests to experience from some of today's hottest brands and products including Coca Cola, Simple Mobile, State Farm, Chevy, Duane Reade and Kellogg's Pop Tarts.

Pajama Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga - Karma Kids Yoga
December 07, 2012 - West Village

Kids should wear their pajamas to this special Friday night class. They'll take a fantastical yoga adventure, followed by a story and yummy smelling foot rubs. Milk and cookies will be served after the class, then sweet dreams to follow. What a great way to end a tough week at school. Call to reserve a space for your child.

Holiday Tree Lighting - Scarsdale Village
December 07, 2012 - Scarsdale

Carolers will be present and refreshments will be available. The Mayor will be present, with Santa Claus as a special guest.

Storytellers - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
December 07, 2012 - Yonkers

10pm-2am.

Longest Night of the Year! Midnight Cash Giveaway - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
December 07, 2012 - Yonkers

12 Empire Club Members will be called to each win $2100 cash! Receive 1 virtual entry for every 21 Empire Points you earn until 11:55pm.

Flamenco Holiday Concert: Noche de Cante y Baile - Flamenco Latino Studio Theater
December 07, 2012 - New York

Join us for some flamenco heat to beat the winter cold! Flamenco Latino invites you to "Noche de Cante y Baile" on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 8 PM Featuring the cante, dance and musical talents of Alfonso Cid Jose Moreno David de los Santos Basilio Georges y Aurora Reyes at Flamenco Latino Studio Theater 244 West 54 St. 404 (bet. Bway and 8th Ave.) NY, NY 10019 Buy your tickets today! Advance: $15, Go to http://www.flamencolatino.com/perform.shtml At the Door: $20 Questions? Email or call 212-399-8519 www.flamencolatino.com

Family Shabbat Service and Chanukah Celebration - Greenwich Reform Synagogue
December 07, 2012 - Old Greenwich

Join Greenwich Reform Synagogue for a fun and festive Chanukah celebration. Rabbi Sklarz and Cantor Lipton will lead a family-friendly Shabbat service, followed by a catered dinner, music and Israeli dancing. Lots of dreidels, gelt and latkes. RSVP by 12/4 by clicking the appropriate link at www.grs.org, or contact Denise at 203-629-0018 x221 or denise@grs.org.

"The Who's Tommy" - The Musical - White Plains Performing Arts Center
December 07, 2012 - White Plains

A show for fans of both classic rock and award-winning musicals, "The Who's Tommy" is the original rock opera. The rock musical by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff is based on The Who's 1969 double album. It is the tale of a young boy's amazing journey towards acceptance and understanding, and features "Pinball Wizard," "Amazing Journey," "We're Not Gonna Take It," and many more of The Who's famous songs. This musical has mature subject matter and is recommended for ages 16 and older. To purchase tickets, visit the theater box office, purchase online at wppac.com, or call 914-328-1600. Through December 30.

Santa Comes to Tree Lighting - Bartlett Arboretum
December 07, 2012 - Stamford

There will be a tree lighting and a free photo with santa as well as holiday songs led and performed by Acabella.

The Resonance Project - Alwan for the Arts
December 07, 2012 - New York

The Resonance Project begins the first week of December at Alwan for the Arts, a vibrant downtown hub for Middle Eastern arts and culture. Partially funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Resonance Project is an innovative new program that invites members of Alwan’s core community of visual and performing artists to participate in a week of interdisciplinary improvisation, experimentation and creative inquiry. Resonance participants include: filmmaker Tala Hadid, visual artist Kevork Mourad, performer, singer and playwright Anaïs Alexandra Tekerian, choreographer and dancer Carrie Ahern and musicians Zafer Tawil, Tarek Yamani and Kinan Azmeh. The week will culminate in a public performance at 8pm on Friday, December 7th, at Alwan for the Arts in Lower Manhattan. Since 1998, Alwan for the Arts has built a quintessentially ‘New York’ Arab and Middle Eastern cultural scene: “[what] CBGB was for punk rock in the 70s, Alwan for the Arts is for music from the Middle East now” (Lucid Culture, January 2012). With a year-round calendar of film screenings, concerts, literary readings and discussions, Alwan plays host to visiting cultural luminaries from the Middle East one night and local talent the next. Alwan has been a hub of artistic activity and creative experimentation since its inception, nurturing and learning from a large family of artists and intellectuals who play an active role in shaping programs. Resonance draws from this organic community and takes its inspiration from the notion of tarab, a musically-induced state of ecstasy shared by performers and audience alike as a result of an open-ended, interactive encounter. Resonance will expand the concept across disciplines, with the intent of disrupting the paradigmatic viewing practices unique to each genre. Unlike standard forms of cultural consumption that generally occur in segregated, highly ritualized settings—the concert hall, the movie theatre, the art gallery—Resonance is about creating connections between forms, ideas, moments and locations. The point of departure for the Resonance participants will be the 1971 poem, ‘A Grave for New York’, by Arab modernist poet Adonis. In this seminal work, Adonis explores New York’s urban landscape with the incisive eye of an outsider attuned to the city’s seductive mythologies. He responds to its signs, disinterring lost histories whose threads span across time and geographies. From Greenwich Village to Beirut, from Harlem to the Arab slave trade, Walt Whitman to Al-Niffari, Adonis teases out hidden connections and unexpected resonances. The Resonance Project, likewise, is the first of a multi-phase Alwan initiative to map out the intellectual and cultural affinities of its creative community, to engage in a critical exploration of its past and to discover new possibilities for its future.

Aida - Metropolitan Opera
December 07, 2012 -

The Met's unforgettable production of Verdi's ancient Egyptian drama stars Liudmyla Monastyrska and Hui He. They share the title role of the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic Radamès, played by Marco Berti and Roberto Alagna, and the proud Egyptian princess Amneris, sung by Dolora Zajick and Olga Borodina. Fabio Luisi conducts this revival, which features recent choreography by Alexei Ratmansky.

Erin Barra - The Paper Box
December 07, 2012 - New York

Combining elements of pop, electronica, rock and blue-eyed soul into a sophisticated original blend that is all her own, Erin Barra has mastered the art of defying genre limitations. Already endorsed by John Hall of Hall & Oates, as an "old soul musician with a very modern songwriting sensibility", Barra's signature sound is a sonic cocktail with essences of Alicia Keys, Nelly Furtado, Daft Punk and Esthero. Erin will be performing with Lily and the Parlour Tricks Friday, December 7th at The Paper Box in Brooklyn.

Santa Comes to Tree Lighting - Bartlett Arboretum
December 07, 2012 - Stamford

Enjoy a tree lighting and visit with Santa.

The Nutcracker - The Perfoming Arts Center at Purchase College
December 07, 2012 - Purchase

Purchase Dance Company's version of this family holiday treat bridges tradition and innovation, and is a creative collaboration of faculty and internationally known guest choreographers, as well as Conservatory dancers and over 130 children from the community.

Hudson Terrace Fridays - Hudson Terrace
December 07, 2012 - New York

Friday, December 7th, 2012 Fridays at Hudson Terrace located 621 West 48th Street between 11th and 12th Aves Music by Marvin spinning Top 40, House, Hip Hop etc Ladies free and Guys Reduced on Eric Virgil's guestlist. RSVP a must Doors Open at 11pm Special Birthday Packages are available. Please inquire with Eric Virgil. To RSVP, Birthday Packages information or general information, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com When two respected nightlife impresarios joined forced, a neglected turn-of-the-century horse stable transformed into one of New York's most elite and desirable event destinations. Since opening in the spring of 2008, Hudson Terrace has become the venue of choice for some unforgettable celebrations - playing host to corporate fetes, politicians, celebrities, diplomats and party revelers from all walks of life. The Salon-Situated on the second floor of Hudson Terrace, The Salon is a mélange of old and new. Hand-hewed wooden beams from vintage vessels were reclaimed to construct the streamlined edges of this modern venue. The Salon is enabled with state-of-the-art broadcast quality video, audio and lighting capabilities. Hudson Terrace was designed to deliver dreams. The flow can accommodate a myriad of floor plan configurations, transforming 5,000 square feet into a night club, a classic catered ballroom setting for up to 400 guests, or an intimate lunch gathering. Garden Terrace-The outdoor Garden Terrace is an ideal location for parties of up to 150 guests. The private garden on The Salon level is ideal for hosting brunch, outdoor meetings or moonlit dinner parties. Rooftop Garden Lounge-Inspired by Palm Springs modern, the open-air Rooftop Garden Lounge is the ultimate urban all-season rooftop venue. Complete with a DJ booth, centralized fireplace and conversation area, the lounge is set upon temperature-regulated mahogany flooring. The rooftop amenities include surround sound, programmable lighting and large projection screening capabilities. Glass enclosed, curtained cabanas are augmented with individually controlled heat and cooling units. The Rooftop Garden Lounge is serviced directly from a rooftop kitchen. Customized catering menus are available for parties of up to 300 guests.

Holiday Spotlight Tour - Morgan Library & Museum
December 07, 2012 - New York

These holiday-focused tours include stops at a Gospel Lectionary featuring an illumination of the Nativity, Beatrix Potter's designs for holiday cards, and the manuscript of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol.

AFTERNOON JINGLE BELLS CRUISE - Spirit Cruises
December 07, 2012 -

This two-and-a-half hour event features a two-hour cruise, jolly holiday music and spectacular views.

Special Performance by Carmen Electra at XL Nightclub's Rockit Party to Celebrate Mike Ruiz's Birthday - XL Nightclub
December 07, 2012 - New York

Rockit is one electrifying party you won’t want to miss. Carmen Electra will wow guests at XL with a live performance of her new hit single, “I Like It Loud.” DJ's Whitney Day and Bill Coleman will spin and Martha Wash, The Ones, Janice Robinson and Jason Walker will also take to the stage alongside the cast of Hot Mess. This special night, hosted by Lady Bunny & Bianca de Rio, will raise funds for The Ali Forney Drop-In Center and toast celebrity and fashion photographer, Mike Ruiz’s birthday on Friday, December 7th from 10pm - 12am. Doors open at 9pm. For reservations or more information, please visit www.xlnightclub.com or call 212.239.2999.

Celebrity Psychic Thomas John Hosts “A Night with Spirit: Messages from the Other Side” - META Center
December 07, 2012 - NEW YORK

Celebrity Psychic Thomas John will host “A Night with Spirit: Messages from the Other Side,” on Friday, December 7, 2012 at the Meta Center in New York City. After a brief introduction, Thomas will deliver messages from loved ones on the Other Side to members of the audience. Thomas John is an internationally regarded psychic medium and clairvoyant, as well as a published author and life coach, who has conducted hundreds of readings around the world. Known for his accuracy and detailed readings, Thomas John has provided evidence of the survival of consciousness to clients ranging from doctors, lawyers, Wall Street moguls, several high-profile celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, Gabriel Soto and Eva Pepaj, as well as individuals such as, Lynne White, Donny Deutsch, Magee Hickey and Judy Licht. Thomas John regularly contributes to HollywoodLife.com and has been featured by top media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Travel Channel and FOX 2 Detroit. He is also a regular guest on 103.9 WFAS FM and 77 WABC AM. Thomas John lives in New York City with his dog Brady, named after the New England Patriots’ quarterback. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, family gatherings, meditation, and garage sales. For more information about Thomas John, please visit www.mediumthomas.com

Burlesque Fridays at Onegin - Onegin
December 07, 2012 - New York

On Friday nights, guests can enjoy the exclusive nightlife scene that Onegin has to offer, as the restaurant transforms into one of Greenwich Village’s hottest lounges. Resident DJ Liliya Moon livens up the dining room, creating the perfect atmosphere for a memorable night.

Jeffrey Maron: Devotion - Affirmation Arts
Through December 08, 2012 - New York

Affirmation Arts is pleased to present Jeffrey Maron: Devotion, a retrospective of Maron’s sculptural work that spans 16 years (1976—2012). The exhibition, which opens with a cocktail reception on October 11, comprises 34 unique works of copper alloy and other materials. Devotion marks the gallery’s premier solo sculptural exhibition. Jeffrey Maron’s work is self-described as “contemporary animism,” drawing on spiritual experiences to transform metals and other materials into works of art. His creative process comprises mind, body and spirit, producing pieces that have their own intrinsic energy and animistic themes. Maron’s work is characterized by paradoxes; it is tough and beautiful, religious and sensual, reminiscent of familiar symbols, yet unique. Maron states, “The activities of my hands are transformative to the materials involved in the creation of my art. My hands know how to change an image or form, into something more than just the reformed material. This necessitates the metamorphosis of the material with a specific energy and intent. This process is difficult to delegate to others. It imbues a unique character to the art that allows it to speak to the viewer's heart without the need for subsequent explanation." After receiving his M.F.A. at Washington University in 1973, Maron went on to win numerous awards including three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, and a two-year Fulbright-Hayes Grant for sculpture that allowed him to live and work in Japan where he continued to be influenced by cultures of the world dedicated to animism. Maron’s work can be found in many corporate, public and private collections. The artist lives and works in New York City. Affirmation Arts is an institution comprising an art gallery and studios that provides an anchor to the up-and-coming arts neighborhood on the west side of Manhattan. The gallery offers temporary exhibition space for curators, galleries, artists, and in-house shows. For more information about Affirmation Arts, please visit www.affirmationarts.com.

Times Square Show Revisited - Hunter College Art Galleries
Through December 08, 2012 - New York

The Hunter College Art Galleries are pleased to present Times Square Show Revisited, an in-depth look at the original Times Square Show, scheduled to debut in New York City this Fall from September 14-December 8, 2012. Times Square Show Revisited aims to explore the original exhibition's exposure of New York's burgeoning downtown artistic community in June 1980, which also marked the occasion of many developments in the field, including Jean Michel Basquiat's first appearance in an exhibition as both a painter and graffiti writer SAMO, Nan Goldin's first major presentation of what was to become her seminal Ballad of Sexual Dependency, Jenny Holzer's introduction to the possibility of working with LED lights, and the presentation of experimental works by artists including Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf among others. The Times Square Show, hailed by the Village Voice as "The First Radical Art Show of the 1980s," included some one hundred artists and sprawled across four floors and the basement of a disused massage parlor on the corner of 41st Street and 7th Avenue in New York City. In addition to experimental painting and sculpture, the exhibition incorporated music, fashion, and an ambitious program of performance and video. For many artists, such as Kiki Smith, David Hammons, and Tom Otterness, the exhibition served as a forum for the exchange of ideas, a testing-ground for work in progress, and a catalyst for exploring new artistic directions. With contributions from over 30 artists involved in the original exhibition, Times Square Show Revisited seeks to capture the essence of this historic moment of art making in New York City through a combination of art works, documentary materials, a lively public programming schedule, and a publication that can be counted as an important chronicle of the original exhibition. Curated by post-war art historian and Hunter College graduate Shawna Cooper, in association with Karli Wurzelbacher, art historian and PhD candidate at the University of Delaware, Times Square Show Revisited will be held in Hunter College's Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery. Many of the objects on view will be loaned directly by artists who participated in the 1980 Times Square Show. Jeffrey Deitch's insightful review of the original exhibition for Art in America highlighted the energetic relevance brought to bare by the artist organized exhibition; "The Times Square Show was a challenge to dealers and curators of advanced art who continue to feel that the discreet display of a few pieces of art in an elegant gallery is enough. But it was even more of a challenge to artists who think that their work stops when it leaves the studio, and who leaves its presentation to others." The Times Square Show represents a specific moment in art that paved the way for a particular dialogue in New York City especially, whose implications continue to be felt in the art world today. Times Square Show Revisited will be on view from September 14-December 8, 2012 at the Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, 68th street and Lexington Avenue, SW corner. A special opening reception will be held on September 13 from 6-8pm. The exhibition will be accompanied by an exhibition catalogue and comprehensive website with extensive interviews with the participants of the exhibition. For more information about the exhibition, please visit http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/art/galleries/galleries

Craft-tastic Saturdays - Barking Cat Studio Arts & Crafts for Everyone!
Through December 08, 2012 - Brooklyn

Craft-tastic Saturdays at Barking Cat Studio offers kids 3.5 years and older fun projects that are sure to inspire and delight! Price includes all materials. All classes must be scheduled in advance.

How do we look? Photographs by Engineering Students - The Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, The Cooper Union
Through December 08, 2012 - New York

What happens when talented engineers are challenged to draw from their scientific mindsets and express themselves artistically? How do we look? Photographs by Engineering Students illustrates the confluence of science and art and provides a unique perspective that ties the technical and aesthetic into one image. This exhibit by students of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering features 40 photographs that explore the distortion of time, space and color, illustrating both their creativity and technical training and, ultimately, how they view themselves and the world. Sunday, December 2, 2012 - Saturday, December 8, 2012 Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12-7pm, Gallery Closed: Sunday and Monday Sunday, December 2nd at 6:30pm, opening reception

Holiday Candlelight Tours - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Through December 08, 2012 - New York

Step into the holiday season of 1830, take a tour by the warm glow of candlelight, and sample traditional confections. On Friday meet Flora, the kitchen help, and hear about her 19th-century holiday preparations. On Saturday, linger in the Upper Hall and listen to the PACC Recorder Consort perform holiday and period music.

Russell Maliphant The Rodin Project - The Joyce Theater
Through December 09, 2012 - New York

Following his Olivier Award-nominated and Critics' Circle National Dance Award-winning AfterLight, Russell Maliphant comes to The Joyce with The Rodin Project, a Sadler's Wells/Russell Maliphant production inspired by the works of the great French sculptor, Auguste Rodin. For this work, Maliphant draws on the high energy talents of extraordinary performers and a commissioned score by Russian composer Alexander Zekke to create a movement vocabulary influenced by popping, breaking, and contemporary dance, which he integrates with his own language of flow, form, and dynamics. "Dancing bodies rarely look more beautiful than in the work of Russell Maliphant," proclaims The Guardian, and The Rodin Project is no exception. Company website: http://www.rmcompany.co.uk/ performance schedule Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm Dance Chat: Wed, Dec 5 ticket price Tickets start at $10! (Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)

New 'China': Porcelain Art from Jingdezhen, 1910-2012 - China Institute Gallery
Through December 09, 2012 - Upper East Side

A new exhibition of modern and contemporary porcelain art from Jingdezhen, the renowned porcelain capital of China, will be on view at China Institute Gallery from September 21 to December 9, 2012. New "China": Porcelain Art from Jingdezhen, 1910-2012 will offer more than 45 works spanning over a century, including sculpture, paintings on porcelain, as well as vases and other objects. A fully illustrated catalog will accompany the exhibition. New "China": Porcelain Art from Jingdezhen, 1910-2012 includes work by such noted contemporary artists as Zhu Legeng, Ah Xian, Zhu Dequn, and Wayne Higby, all of whom have studied in or traveled to Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province. Bridging traditional and utilitarian practices with pioneering techniques, the exhibition opens with a selection of modern work by artists who worked in the first decades of the 20th century. Most of the work in the exhibition is on exhibit for the first time in the United States.

Elements of Peace - Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery - Fairfield University
Through December 09, 2012 - Fairfield 06824

Mankind's universal and elusive quest for peace is the inspiration for artist Marlene Siff in this exhibition displaying 47 recent paintings, works on paper, sculpture, mobiles and maquettes of large multi-dimensional constructions, and features works that range from vivid explosions of color to subtle white meditative paintings.

Colombia de Fiesta! - Thalia Spanish Theatre
Through December 09, 2012 - Sunnyside

This performance, featuring Mestizo Dance Company and Harold Gutierrez's band, celebrates the diverse music and dance traditions of Colombia.

23rd Annual Trees of Hope Holiday Spectacular - Maritime Center
Through December 09, 2012 - New Haven

What began with a dozen trees at the Governor’s Mansion has flourished into a nine-day display of over 100 decorated trees, wreaths and holiday baskets lining the halls of the Maritime Center in New Haven. Trees ranging from 4 to 8 feet in height are donated and decorated in themes and often in memory of loved ones. The event is free to the public and there will be a raffle with tickets priced at $1.December 9th the silent auction will end at 1pm and the raffle will be drawn at 2pm. Revenue generated from Trees of Hope directly benefits The Ronald McDonald House which shelters families with children seeking treatment for life-threatening illnesses.

The Yorkville Nutcracker - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
Through December 09, 2012 - New York

Dances Patrelle presents the 17th annual production of The Yorkville Nutcracker from Decem-ber 6 - 9, 2012 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, E. 68th Street between Park and Lex-ington Avenues, NYC. Performances: Thursday – Friday at 7pm; Saturday at 2pm and 7pm; and Sunday at noon and 5pm. Tickets are $45 - $85 and are available at 212-772-4448 or in per-son at The Kaye Playhouse Box Office. The company presents the 17th annual production of choreographer Francis Patrelle’s unique rendition of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic The Nutcracker. Set in 1895, The Yorkville Nutcracker takes the audience on an action-packed tour of Olde New York’s most be-loved landmarks, including a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Garden, and skating in Central Park. Lavish sets and costumes, en-chanting music and beautiful dancers from ages 5 to 65 complete this thrilling production, with New York City Ballet principals Jenifer Ringer and Jared Angle as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. In addition, Amaker Smith currently appearing in the hit TV show SMASH and Therese Wendler, who most recently danced Aurora in Sleeping Beauty with the Connecti-cut Ballet, will portray the Snow King and Queen.

Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol' - Houghton Hall Theatre at Trinity Episcopal Church
Through December 09, 2012 - Northport Village

The Minstrel Players of Northport perform Dicken's story about a man who is forced to reconsider his petty and stingy ways by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

The Hampton Ballet Theatre School Presents 'The Nutcracker' - John Drew Theater-Guild Hall
Through December 09, 2012 - East Hampton

The ballet is choreographed by director Sara Jo Strickland and features the students of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School as well as some parents and local actors. Dancing the Sugar Plum and Cavalier Grand Pa De Deux will be special guest artists. Call or go online for tickets.

“Christmas Spirit” Toy & Coat Drive - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
Through December 09, 2012 - Yonkers

For the sixth consecutive year, Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway and Catholic Charities will team up to make the holiday season happier for the less fortunate. Public and patrons are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys and/or new or gently used coats for the “Christmas Spirit” Toy & Coat Drive, Nov. 23 - Dec. 9. The items will be delivered to Catholic Charities supported agencies for the Christmas Holidays. The toy and coat drive has become a holiday tradition at Empire City Casino.

CARLOS MENCIA - Gotham Comedy Club
Through December 09, 2012 - New York

Carlos Mencia, superstar/stand-up comedian, is undoubtedly one of today?s most lauded entertainers and feared comics. Whether it is man-on-the-street interviews, studio comedy, commercial parodies, or nationwide sold-out tours, Mencia demonstrates an extraordinary ability to connect with a diverse audience. Carlos connected again with a film audience with the recent Fox Searchlight feature release "Our Family Wedding" starring opposite Forrest Whitaker and America Ferrara, Carlos stars in this clash-of-cultures comedy about two overbearing dads. Dec. 7, shows at 8:30 and 10:30pm Dec. 8 shows at 8pm, 10pm and 11:45pm Dec. 9 shows at 8pm

LOVE SONG, a Black Comedy by John Kolvenbach - The Seeing Place Theater
Through December 09, 2012 - New York

The Seeing Place Theater, known for intensely intimate ensemble work, brings you John Kolvenbach’s disarming story of loneliness defeated by love. 2007 OLIVIER NOMINATION FOR BEST NEW COMEDY "What secret ingredient makes you think things are Possible?" THE STORY: Meet Beane. He's depressed. His well-meaning sister, Joan, and brother-in-law, Harry, try and make time for him in their busy lives, but no one can get through. Following a burglary on Beane's apartment, Joan is baffled to find her brother blissfully happy and in love with his assailant, Molly. Suddenly Beane's got something to live for, and that's contagious enough to transform his sister's life too - right down to the nuts and bolts of her marriage. Unfortunately, Beane's got a problem that could land them all right back where they started. Funny, enchanting and wonderfully touching, John Kolvenbach’s Olivier Award-Nominated, offbeat comedy is a rhapsody to the power of love in all its forms. "John Kolvenbach's play [is] about how to find yourself, recreate, mutilate, enrich yourself. The writing is crisp, tough, undogmatic, menacingly funny. Strongly recommended, especially to those not afraid of the freedom of fantasy." —Sunday Times (London) November 23 - December 9, 2012 Wed-Sat @ 8pm; Sat & Sun @ 2pm THEATER INFO: The Seeing Place @ ATA's Sargent Theater 314 West 54th St. 4th Floor. NYC (btwn 8th & 9th Aves) CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM Directed by: Erin Cronican Cast: Erin Cronican*, Marnie Klar*, Javan Nelson, Brandon Walker* and Jason Wilson. (* = Member of AEA) WHAT IS "THE SEEING PLACE"? The Seeing Place Theater is an actor-driven ensemble known for its intense and intimate work. We are forcefully committed to honoring the actor's process through robust table work and organic storytelling which extends from rehearsal into performance. Unlike other companies, we do not cement our choices in advance. What audiences see is a group of actors "in the moment" - delving deep within themselves and working off one another to tell a story that is fresh and alive night to night. And we do this while pursuing our mission to provide quality, professional theater at a price that everyone in our community can afford- $12 per ticket. (That's less than a movie!) THE SEEING PLACE THEATER: WHERE PEOPLE GO TO SEE THEMSELVES (Voyeurism, Simplified.)

Dreidel Island - Dreidel Island
Through December 09, 2012 - Ossining

Dreidel Island is chock-full of all things Hanukkah - from a shop featuring every kind of menorah and dreidel, to craft tables and games for kids of all ages. Visit the Gift Shop, enjoy the giant dreidel maze, Hanukkah Dance machines, Arts & Crafts, Tot Room with Legos, crayons, and more, and special programs which include: making a Hanukkah plate, story and craft hours, chocolate Hanukkah making, and challah baking.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Creative kids can bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 4-12.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Chanukah Wonderland - Ardsley Shopping Center
Through December 13, 2012 - Ardsley

A Chanukah gift shop and family fun house with Judaica, toys, Chanukah merchandise, and activities for every age group. Featuring a clay bar, giving menorah, Chanukah art and edible crafts, a Tot Zone, a giant holiday piano mat, Lego menorah competition, glow-in-the-dark room, and Dreidel Movie House, plus special events all month long.

Managing Homework and School for Kids with ADHD - Hampton Inn
Through December 13, 2012 - Jericho

Understand what is really making homework and schoolwork so challenging. Learn how Executive Functions impact your child’s motivation, retention and self-confidence. Reduce the homework battles, explore the true difference between supporting and enabling, and learn organizational strategies your child might actually use. Full of helpful tips, tools, strategies and resources. 2-Session Workshop Dates and Ti


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