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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on August 11

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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, August 11, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Bronx's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening August 11. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Free Carousel Rides - Prospect Park Carousel
August 11, 2011 - Flatbush

The Carousel is a great place for kids - and adults! Take a free, old-fashioned ride back in time, to the golden age of carnival excitement, right in Brooklyn's landmark Prospect Park.

Jeffrey Friedberg & the Bossy Frog Band - Nyack Farmer's Market
August 11, 2011 - Nyack

Toddlers can groove to some of their favorite tunes.

One Day Art Workshops - The Garden Art Studio
August 11, 2011 - Mineola

Create Trading Cards, small works of art on tile paper for quick and easy trading with others. Start your own artist?s collection too. Limited seating. Pre-registration required.

Summer Music Series - Bowline Point Park
August 11, 2011 - Haverstraw

Haverstraw's summer music series continues with The Jon Bates Band. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for this twilight show and enjoy 50s music. For more information about the band, visit www.jerseysound.com.

Summer Art Adventures - Katonah Museum of Art
August 11, 2011 - Katonah

Projects are inspired by surrealism and include Dream World Paintings, Illustrating the Impossible, Fantastical Sculpture and Confused Collage. Prepaid registration required.

Five Towns College Concert Pops - The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
August 11, 2011 - Dix Hills

A musical salute to Broadway, Hollywood, and more, the "Tops of the Pops" series feature Dean Karahalis conducting the Five Towns College Concert Pops of music students and alumni.

Tenn Comic/ Graphic Arts Workshop - Queens Library: Bayside Branch
August 11, 2011 - Bayside

If you enjoy freehand drawing comic and manga characters, like doodling in your free time, or want to learn brush painting, head to the Bayside Branch of the Queens Library. Teens and tweens ages 10 and older are welcome to attend. Preregistration is required. Sign up at the Children's Reference desk.

Music in the Garden - Hopper House Art Center
August 11, 2011 - Nyack

Hopper House presents their 31st summer of free jazz shows in the back garden.

NYC Specialized High School Entrance Exam Preparation-Math with Ms. Hsiao - Queens Library: McGoldrick Branch
August 11, 2011 - Flushing

Ms. Hsiao is a math teacher at Brooklyn Technical High School. These courses are for students entering 7th or 8th grade in September. Students are expected to have basic algebraic knowledge. Space is limited, and preregistration is required.

Make and Decorate a Bird House/Feeder - Cupcake Corner Too
August 11, 2011 - Garden City

Kids will have fun putting together a bird house/feeder and then painting and decorating it. Registration and full advance payment are required. Discounts available.

Butterfly House - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
August 11, 2011 - Yaphank

Walk into a local butterfly habitat and be surrounded by our beautiful flying friends and their favorite plants. See different species up close; one may even take a rest on your head. Learn how you can attract butterflies to your backyard.

Preparing Your Own Baby Food - CCE Education Center
August 11, 2011 - Riverhead

In this class you will learn how to safely prepare and store homemade baby food and gain a better understanding of infants' dietary needs. Call to register.

Anime, Reading and Gaming Club for Teens and Tweens - Somers Library
August 11, 2011 - Somers

This club for middle and high school students allows kids to watch Anime, play Wii and board games or talk about what everyone is reading this summer.

Moey's Music Party - Cedar Hill in Central Park
Through August 11, 2011 - Manhattan

Every week is a different theme - children don sombreros for Fiesta Parties, cowboy hats for Wild West Parties, and tiaras and crowns for Prince & Princess Parties. Kids explore instruments that relate to each theme and each class features singing, dancing, bubbles, scarves, pompoms, and party favors.

Bookworm Wednesdays -Free Movies - Commack Multiplex Cinemas
August 11, 2011 - Commack

BOOKWORM WEDNESDAYS entitles kids to free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinemas. Accompanying adults and children under 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Visit the website or call for movie title.

Bookworm Wednesdays -Free Movies - Clearview Cinema - Babylon
August 11, 2011 - Babylon

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children under 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Visit the website or call for movie title.

Bookworm Wednesdays -Free Movies - Clearview Cinema - Franklin Square
August 11, 2011 - Franklin Square

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children under 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Visit the website or call for movie title.

Bookworm Wednesdays -Free Movies - Clearview Cinema- Port Washington
August 11, 2011 - Port Washington

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children under 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Visit the website or call for movie title.

Happy Hour on the Harbor - Circle Line Downtown
August 11, 2011 - New York

Cruise along New York Harbor aboard our most luxurious yacht, ZEPHYR and enjoy a Happy Hour like never before. Straight up or on the rocks, every drink is on the water. Enjoy: 1 1/2 hour harbor cruise; Large dance floor; DJ Entertainment; 2 multiple level cash bars; Specialty and frozen drinks; Sun Deck and two fully enclosed, climate controlled decks. Must be 21 years of age or older, with valid ID.

Close Encounters of the Natural Kind - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
August 11, 2011 - Cold Spring Harbor

Different themes each day allow participants to sign up for 4 different programs: Mondays (Fancy Fish), Tuesdays (Turtles), Wednesdays (Amazing Amphibians), and Thursdays (Recycling. Pre-registration required.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstras King's Daughters Public Library
August 11, 2011 - Garnerville

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

Lamaze (6 week series) - Nyack Hospital
August 11, 2011 - Nyack

This course meets one night a week, for two hours, for six weeks. The class looks at birth as a normal process in a woman's life. Topics include relaxation, breathing, and coaching techniques. A tour of Nyack Hospital's Maternity Center is also included. Pre-registration is required.

It's A Tough Job - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
August 11, 2011 - Manhattan

Experience everyday life in the early 1800s through the eyes of those who ran this former country hotel. Parents and kids will complete the everyday chores of the hotel staff, including cooking, cleaning, and laundry.

Broadway in Bryant Park Summer Series - Bryant Park
August 11, 2011 - Manhattan

Stop into the park for performances by cast members of Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins, Avenue Q, and Priscilla Queen Of The Desert.

Park Play - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 and Pier 6 playgrounds
August 11, 2011 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

At Brooklyn Bridge Park's two main playgrounds children can join the Park's playground associates for creative and engaging activities that are fun for the whole family! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wild Brooklyn at the Discovery Garden - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
August 11, 2011 -

The Discovery Garden is taking a look at the wild side of Brooklyn! Each week we'll explore a different part of our borough's natural world, getting to know the plants and wildlife that are our New York neighbors! Families participate together in hands-on learning stations, independent garden exploration, and a nature project to take home!

Tales for Tails @ The Field - The Field Library
August 11, 2011 - Peekskill

Kids can read a favorite book to a four-legged friend. Children in 1st Grade and up are invited (with a parent) to read to a special dog. All volunteer dogs are certified through The Good Dog Foundation. Sign-up required: call 737-0847.

Twilight Tours - Prospect Park Audobon Center
August 11, 2011 - Flatbush

Enjoy a warm evening with wine and cheese on the Audubon house balcony followed by a tour of the Park's lake and lullwater aboard its electric boat. Following the ride, an Audubon naturalist will lead an evening Bat Tour walk. Reservations are required: call 718-287-3400, x 303.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
August 11, 2011 - Stony Point

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

Jester Jim - Rose Memorial Library
August 11, 2011 - Stony Point

Join Jester Jim for a performance featuring juggling, balancing, beat-boxing, magic, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Feeding Frenzy - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 11, 2011 - Crown Heights

Come see what's on the menu today for our scaly friends. Join the Museum staff as they feed the animals in the Museum's exhibit.

Tales for Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 11, 2011 - Crown Heights

Travel to far away places in your imagination by listening to tales from around the world.

Travel Stories - Finkelstein Memorial Library
August 11, 2011 - Spring Valley

Armchair travelers can hear tales from foreign lands. The session ends with a craft project to remind children of their "travels."

Brain Food – Creating a Healthy Kitchen For College Students - The Food Evolution
August 11, 2011 - Bardonia

Instructor Julia Andrews helps college students set healthy foundations for moving off-campus. Whether your college student knows how to cook or is learning for the first time, invite them to participate in an afternoon of food education and fun.

Thrilling Thursdays! - Yonkers Public Library, Will Branch
August 11, 2011 - Yonkers

Children 7 years and older make a 3-D African craft. Please call 914-337-1500, x306 to register.

August Open House - Sunflower Kidz Daycare
August 11, 2011 - East Elmhurst

For working parents considering a daycare that offers extended hours from 7am-6pm, has NYC licensed teachers on staff, and accepts children (2-5) who still wear diapers, check out one of the open houses at Sunflower Kidz Daycare held on Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the month. Please call for an appointment or just come by.

Free Fitness Walk - Fort Totten Park
August 11, 2011 - Bayside

Step out with us this summer by walking along Joe Michael's Mile (the esplanade between Fort Totten and Bayside Marina). Adults can join in a fitness walk with other activities such as lunges, picking their arms up, etc. The program begins with a 5-minute warm up and ends with a 5-minute cool down. The walk and warm-ups are led by a volunteer personal trainer from the nearby Personal Fitness Consultants. No experience is necessary.

Jodi Keogan & Friends - Levitt Pavilion
August 11, 2011 - Westport

Enjoy an evening of Broadway and opera by this award winning lyric spinto soprano and her collaborators.

Beach Boys - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
August 11, 2011 - Westbury

See the Beach Boys in concert.

Free Concert: Laughing Pizza - George Seuffert Bandshell
August 11, 2011 - Queens

Bring the entire family and enjoy the nationally known, TV-friendly band, Laughing Pizza. This band is comprised of a real 3-member family (mom, dad, and daughter) performing originally-written pop songs.

Lights, Camera, Circus! - Cunningham Park
August 11, 2011 - Queens

If musicals and Broadway are your thing, consider attending the free movie in Cunningham Park on August 11. Rent, a movie-adaptation of the Broadway musical, is sure to provide plenty of foot tapping entertainment. This movie is rated PG 13, and free popcorn is available to those who arrive early.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
August 11, 2011 - Garden City

Kids listen each week to a different story that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project about the story that was read.

SUNSET JAZZ SUMMER SERIES AT LYNDHURST - Lyndhurst
August 11, 2011 - Tarrytown

Bring a blanket or low-profile lawn chairs to the West Lawn overlooking the Hudson and enjoy your own picnic, or purchase one on-site. In the event of rain, concert will be under the tent in the Carriage House Courtyard. Tonight: Louis Hayes Quartet.

Feathered Family Fun - Long Island Children's Museum
August 11, 2011 - Garden City

Attend this unique workshop and design your own family birdhouse using wood pieces, bright paint, and other exciting materials. Hang your birdhouse at home to feed and watch Long Island's native feathered friends. This workshop runs through August 31.

SummerStarz: Diary of a Wimpy Kid - East River State Park
August 11, 2011 - Williamsburg

Children and adults enjoy arts and crafts, games, live music, and classic movies that people of all ages enjoy.

Stargazing on Pier 1 - Brooklyn Bridge Park
August 11, 2011 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Join the Amateur Astronomers as they guide your eyes to the wonders of astronomy. Look for the telescopes on the Pier 1 promenade!

A Jew Grows in Brooklyn - Queens Theatre in the Park
August 11, 2011 - Corona

A hit from Broadway, where it played for more than a year and a half, A Jew Grows in Brooklyn is an "engaging, poignant and hilarious" (Palm Beach Post) comedy musical about the path to an identity. The show chronicles the life of Jake Ehrenreich, a uniquely talented American born child of Holocaust survivors. Through stories, comedy, and music performed with a live band, Jake recreates this unforgettable journey of discovery and lessons learned.

Teen Drop-in Crafts—Decoupage Coasters - Wilton Public Library
August 11, 2011 - Wilton

Teens entering grades 7-12 and recent college grads can drop in to make a unique beverage coaster. No registration required. See website for more teen drop-in crafts.

Thrilling Thursdays – The Buzz on Bees - Wilton Public Library
August 11, 2011 - Wilton

Master bee keeper Leslie Huston shares her knowledge of bees. Children have the opportunity to get a close look at her observation hive and bee keeper's equipment. Registration required.

Mythology Club for Kids - Wilton Public Library
August 11, 2011 - Wilton

Children in grades 3-5 are invited to read and discuss Zeus King of the Gods by George O'Connor. Snacks and a craft are part of the activities.

Good Nutrition for the Cancer Survivor - Long Island College Hospital, Avram Conference Center
August 11, 2011 - Cobble Hill

This is a workshop for people who are coping with cancer, have survived it, and those at risk for recurrence. Learn about the strong link between diet and some cancers and learn tips for quick and healthy meals and more. Reservations are required. Contact Joy Lindquist, MD at 718-780-1481 or joy.lindquist@downstate.edu.

Bari Koral Family Rock Band in Concert - Riverside Park
August 11, 2011 - Manhattan

Kids can sing along to Koral's catchy pop tunes while they pop like popcorn, surf the waves, and run like the gingerbread man.

ADHD Parent Training 'Intensive 4-Session Summer School' - Office of Elaine Lerner
August 11, 2011 - Garden City

Is your child having trouble with focus and attention, organization, behavior, hyperactivity or impulsivity? Join this intensive 4-session ADHD Parent Training Summer School with Elaine Lerner, MSW, CSW. Learn how to develop child behavior management skills. Give your child a better chance at success in school, at home, and in social settings. Attend the first session, then decide to continue with the remaining sessions. Register online or by phone.

Scribble Press Pop-Up Storytime - Riverside Park, Soldiers and Sailors Statue
August 11, 2011 - Manhattan

Relax in the sunshine while one of Scribble Press' dynamic readers shares popular children's books as well as a selection of great storybooks written by local kids. BYO beach towel or blanket, or just lounge on the grass.

Open Bounce Session - BounceU of Farmingdale
August 11, 2011 - Farmingdale

Enjoy an evening of music, inflatables, and games.

Annual Latino Music by the Sea - Seaside Summer Concert Series
August 11, 2011 - Coney Island

Kids and their grown-ups can put on their dancing shoes for a night of salsa, merenque, rhumba, mambo, and other dance styles ending in a vowel at this annual latin dance celebration.

Annual Latino Music by the Sea Concert - Seaside Summer Concert Series
August 11, 2011 - Coney Island

Kids and adults will enjoy this latin dance party featuring live music.

Art Daze AM: The Land of Make Believe! - The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Through August 11, 2011 - Ridgefield

Children aged four to six years old work with artists as they experience the directions of today’s contemporary art. Participants in the two-day sessions discover they can unleash their creative talents as they design, create, build, learn new concepts and experiment with materials.

Film Screening: Autism: The Musical - Stepping Stones Museum
August 11, 2011 - Norwalk

Upbeat and joyous, the musical follows the extraordinary and innovative acting coach Elaine Hall, five children with autism and their parents as they mount a full-length original stage production. The screening is followed by a Q&A session via Skype with Elaine Hall. Free Adult only event.

Summer Days- Art Space for Children - Nassau County Museum of Art
August 11, 2011 - Roslyn Harbor

This drop-in program includes interactive tours of the exhibition of sculpture and photography by Robert Hite and supervised hands-on artmaking inspired by the exhibition. Designed for children ages 4-10. No reservations needed.

The Who's TOMMY - Theatre Three
August 11, 2011 - Port Jefferson

Pete Townshend's tale of a young boy's journey from pain to triumph is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit.

Vivian and the Merrymakers - West Hampton Beach Village Green
August 11, 2011 - Westhampton Beach,

Enjoy music under the evening sky.

Celebrate Son & Daughter Day - BounceU Farmingdale
August 11, 2011 - Farmingdale

The endless excitement of our state of the art inflatables and games is perfect for the entire family, and there is no better place to bond than BounceU! Buy one admission, and your second child gets to bounce for FREE! Call or Email us to Reserve a spot for your Family TODAY! (631) 777-JUMP (5867)

Fabric Dyeing Workshop - Children's Museum of the Arts
August 11, 2011 - Manhattan

Visitors will explore fabric dyeing by dipping scrap fabrics and materials into dyes made from tea bags, beet juice, and other natural stains.

Poetry in the Park - West Harlem Piers Park
August 11, 2011 - Manhattan

Harlem Stage and Urban World have teamed up for "Uptown Open: Summer Edition." All are welcome to bring something to read or come to enjoy others' poetic readings.

New York Designs: Bedrooms - Children's Museum of Manhattan
August 11, 2011 - Manhattan

Learn about the process of designing a toy, from sketches to final product. Then create your own clay model of a toy from your own imagination.

Film Screening: 'Elmo's World: The Great Outdoors' - Sony Wonder Technology Lab High Definition Theater
August 11, 2011 - Manhattan

Explore nature with Elmo and learn about wild animals, fish, and weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Workshop: Nature Art - Sony Wonder Technology Lab
August 11, 2011 - Manhattan

Create your own unique picture frame using all-natural, eco-friendly materials. No reservation required and space is limited.

Mad. Sq. Kids Concert: Orak Etkin's Timbaloo - Madison Square Park
August 11, 2011 - Manhattan

The Grammy-nominated artist will perform tunes that fuse traditional Malian and Jewish music with modern jazz.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
August 11, 2011 - White Plains

Join Toe every Thursday morning for stories and singing.

Old Burial Ground Tours - Old Burial Ground
August 11, 2011 - Huntington

Imagine literally walking back in time! Join us as we stroll through Huntington's Old Burying Ground where we will learn a bit of history, a bit of folk art and intriquing stories connected with this wonderful historic site. Discover the fascinating tale of Fort Golgotha and the stories behind various stones and epitaphs. This unforgettableprogram is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Following the burying ground we will visit the Soldiers & Sailors building located right next to the burying ground. The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building wascompleted in 1892 as a memorial to the 40 townsmen who died in the Civil War and as the permenant home of the Huntington Public Library. The building is the first of several monumental civic structures built in Huntington in the two decades surrounding the turn of the twentieth century. Advance tickets required. Please call 631-427-7045 x403 for purchase information. $5 for HHS members/ $10 for non-members. Children 7 and up are welcome. (Children 10 and under require a parent.) Please dress approporiately for the weather. Sneakers are stronly suggested. Please meet at the entrance of Soldiers & Sailors, 228 Main Street, Huntington.

Old Burial Ground Tours - Old Burial Ground
August 11, 2011 - Huntington

Imagine literally walking back in time! Join us as we stroll through Huntington's Old Burying Ground where we will learn a bit of history, a bit of folk art and intriquing stories connected with this wonderful historic site. Discover the fascinating tale of Fort Golgotha and the stories behind various stones and epitaphs. This unforgettableprogram is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Following the burying ground we will visit the Soldiers & Sailors building located right next to the burying ground. The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building wascompleted in 1892 as a memorial to the 40 townsmen who died in the Civil War and as the permenant home of the Huntington Public Library. The building is the first of several monumental civic structures built in Huntington in the two decades surrounding the turn of the twentieth century. Advance tickets required. Please call 631-427-7045 x403 for purchase information. $5 for HHS members/ $10 for non-members. Children 7 and up are welcome. (Children 10 and under require a parent.) Please dress approporiately for the weather. Sneakers are stronly suggested. Please meet at the entrance of Soldiers & Sailors, 228 Main Street, Huntington.

History Detectives! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 11, 2011 - Crown Heights

Specialists like curators and archaeologists study artifacts to learn how ancient peoples once lived. There are many clues that artifacts can give—if we know how to look for them! Learn how the experts examine artifacts, as we explore rare antiquities from the museum’s collection - from Greek and Roman pottery to Egyptian jewelry!

Jean Farris Winery and Bistro Featured at the James Beard House - The James Beard House
August 11, 2011 - New York City

This once in a lifetime Beard House dinner will feature boutique varietals produced by Ben and Jeanie O’Daniel who both have lineage in Kentucky wine-growing families. Chef Justin Thompson will provide elegant New American fare to pair with each wine selection. For reservations, call (212) 627-2308 or visit http://jamesbeard.org/index.php?q=events_beardhouse_081111

DAYTIME KNITTING GROUP - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
August 11, 2011 - North Salem

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

Click Send Gallery Show - SoHo Gallery for Digital Art
Through August 11, 2011 - New York

Click Send is a photography exhibition featuring exclusively pictures taken with cell phone cameras of every make and model. It runs from July 28th to August 11. Join Little Z Group next Thursday, July 28th @ 7PM for the opening reception of Click Send charity gallery show at SoHo Gallery for Digital Art (138 Sullivan Street. Free Blue Moon Beer provided by Manhattan Beer Distributors. All proceeds from prints sold will benefit the Reach for the Stars Learning Center, a school dedicated to educating children with Autism.

Summer Extravaganza - Fun Craft
August 11, 2011 - Scarsdale

An indoor festival packed with crafts, music, video games, face painting, refreshments and more. Every Thursday through August 25. Pre-registration required.

MANDRILL - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 11, 2011 - New York

Clearly one of the most important pioneers of World Music and one of Funk and R&B's most progressive bands, MANDRILL is one of the most sampled groups of today. They have been introduced to a whole new generation of younger fans who are appreciating, in live concerts and through Internet access, the power and artistry of this band. You can hear their signature sound on Kanye West's "Two Words" with Mos Def from Kanye's Grammy Award-winning College Dropout album as well as on Brandy's single "Talk About Our Love" featuring and produced by Kanye West from her Grammy-nominated Afrodisiac album. Other samples include Shawty Lo's' "Dey Know", KRS One's "For Example," Black Eyed Peas "Weekends," Floetry's "Have Faith," Wyclef Jean's "You Say Keep It Gangsta," Tweet and Missy Elliot's "We Don't Need No Water," Kindred's "If I," and Nas' "U Gotta Love It." Their most recent project MANDRILL LIVE AT MONTREUX (DVD/CD) includes interviews, behind the scenes footage and a photo gallery, in addition to the 90-minute concert recorded in Switzerland at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Stravinsky Hall. MANDRILL LIVE AT MONTREUX is the very first "live" presentation of the legendary Funk/R&B/Latin/Jazz/Rock band and features a compendium of MANDRILL's greatest hits. The CD captures the raw magic for which MANDRILL is known with 10 electrifying tracks, unmatched in power and versatility, including classics "Fencewalk," "House of Wood," "Peace and Love" and others. Viewers are treated to bonus musical surprises on what is sure to become a collector's item. The concert CD is one of MANDRILL's finest albums. Both the CD and DVD are available on the official website at www.mandrillis.com and in stores worldwide. The DVD is currently featured on BET J's "Club J Concerts" (a division of the Black Entertainment Television Network). On their soon-to-be released, "seventeenth" album, MANDRILL continues to promote positive messages of peace, harmony and social justice. This CD will reflect the full spectrum of MANDRILL, featuring the Wilson Brothers, innovators and composers of "Mango Meat," "Ape Is High," "Git It All," "Rollin' On," et al. It will definitely contain the booty shakin' fun and funk to which fans have grown accustomed. Additional collaborators include the great Gerald Albright and Chuck D of Public Enemy among others. Still touring the U.S. and abroad, the Wilson Brothers remain the driving force behind MANDRILL. The current band is fueled by a new generation of multi-talented musicians including Marc Rey, Keith Barry, Michael Beholden, Gemi Taylor, Stacey Lamont Sydnor and Eli Brueggemann.

NewSong Music: 'In the Round' - David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
August 11, 2011 - Manhattan

Featuring Maureen Andary, Farewell Milwaukee/Ben Lubeck, and Rose Polenzani. The artists of "In The Round" all participated in the Mountain Stage competition, an annual performance and songwriting event, now in its 10th year, which is an outgrowth of NewSong Music and National Public Radio's show, "Mountain Stage." Maureen Andary is one-half of the Washington, DC based folk/pop/jazz duo The Sweater Set that just finished a tour performing with folk legend Michelle Shocked. Ben Lubeck, front man of the Minneapolis Americana/indie band Farewell Milwaukee focuses on the power of honest, confessional songwriting with no pretense or ulterior motives. Rose Polenzani is a Boston-based folk/pop singer-songwriter. NewSong Music, whose two-fold mission is to build a supportive community of performers and songwriters across all genres of music and levels of skill, and to identify exceptional artists in order to develop their careers and introduce their music to a broad audience, partners with Lincoln Center for the first in a series of concerts. For more information on the artists, visit: www.thesweaterset.com; www.farewellmilwaukee.com. For information on NewSong Music, visit www.newsong-music.com.

Summer Cello Classes - Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan
Through August 12, 2011 - New Canaan

Learn cello with a master teacher and performer in small group classes for all levels.

Zoo Patrol - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through August 12, 2011 - Bridgeport

Zoo Patrol is an exciting summer activities program offered for children. Situated on Zoo grounds, children participate in talks and activities with Zoo staff, play animal-related games, and participate in arts and crafts. Each day’s activities vary and may include preparing an animal enrichment item, nature walks and getting a glimpse behind the scenes. Sessions run Monday through Friday. Each week is $130/child for Zoo members and $150/child for non-members. Week one is for children ages 6 – 8; week two is for children ages 9 – 11. Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 203-394-6563.

Pin-Up Thursdays Celebrity Bowling - Harlem Lanes
Through August 12, 2011 - Harlem

Harlem Lanes Pin-Up Thursdays Celebrity Bowling is the newest sexiest most fun experience Thursday nites has to offer...Plush luxury Up-scale Bowling Lanes with amazing Leather Seating, This 2-Level High End Bowling Alley houses an Ultra-sexy Bar Lounge with amazing Decor , Vip Area's, state of the art sound system and the BEST food and drink specials all nite with appearances from artist, athletes, actors, celebrity host and more makes Pin-Up Thursdays The Only After-Work/Late Nite Party where fun in a sexy atmosphere is guaranteed! 2 Beautiful Levels 1 Very Fun and Sexy Party Experience Buy 1 Get 1 Fr33 Bowling Games 2 Hour Power Bowling Specials $2 Shots All Nite! $10 Pitchers All Nite! Kitchen Open All Nite! Ladies Fr33 Till 12am! (W/Rsvp) Gents $10 all nite! (w/rsvp) Music By Da Union Shade 45's DJ SuperStar Jay Assisted By A CRAZY All-Star DJ Line-Up Dj Gully, Dj A-Star, Dj Crazy, Dj Cskillz & Blinkz, & More spinning the Best Of the Best In Hip-Hop Rnb Reggae Top 40 and More! Special Guest Dj's From Hot97, Power 105, Party 105.3 in Rotation Weekly

ODC/Dance - Joyce Theater
Through August 13, 2011 -

Hailed by the San Francisco Examiner for its "exuberant repertory... daredevil intensity and considerable emotional candor," ODC/Dance returns to The Joyce with its ten magnificent dancers to celebrate the company's 40th anniversary. Artistic Director and Founder Brenda Way presents the New York premiere of Waving Not Drowning (A Guide to Elegance), her wry treatment of culture, fashion, manners and feminine perspectives set to a commissioned score by Pamela Z. The program also includes Co?Artistic Director KT Nelson's piece Grassland, performed to a commissioned score by Marcelo Zarvos; and Way's shape?shifting piece In the Memory of the Forest, named one of the top ten dance pieces in San Francisco in 2009, that touches on her late mother?in?law's memories of flight from Warsaw in 1941.

Faculty and Student Showcase - Pelham Art Center
Through August 13, 2011 - Pelham

An annual exhibit featuring selected artworks in a variety of mediums by the Art Center's teachers and students. Through August 13.

Private Picassos Art Classes - Strand Bookstore
Through August 13, 2011 - Manhattan

Mini Matisse's will get inspiration through the artwork of fine artists and children's literature, then make masterpieces of their own.

'Brain: The Inside Story' - American Musem of Natural History
Through August 14, 2011 - Manhattan

Explore how the brain — a product of millions of years of evolution — produces thoughts, senses, and feelings; experience how the brain is continually changing at different stages of life; and discover how new understanding of the workings of the brain may help scientists repair and reverse declines in brain function. Through August 4, 2011.

Brain: The Inside Story - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 14, 2011 -

This unprecedented journey through the essential bundle of neurons that is the human brain offers insight through a sensory feast of imaginative art, vivid brain scan imaging, and thrilling interactive exhibits. Features include a "Brain Lounge," where you can view colorful, functional brain scans -- or fMRIs -- of two musicians, a NY Knick, and a U.N. translator. Open daily. $16; children 2-12, $9.

Lincoln Center Festival - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 14, 2011 -

A Magic Flute (7/5-17); Portraits in Dramatic Time (outdoor video installation) (7/5-31); Royal Shakespeare Company (7/6-8/14); The Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet (7/11-16); The Cleveland Orchestra - Bruckner: (R)evolution (7/13-17); Merce Cunningham Dance Company - MERCE FAIR (7/16); Tom Zé (7/19); The Temple of the Golden Pavilion (7/21-23); The Silver Tassie (7/24-31); Royal Danish Opera and Orchestra (7/28-30).

Lincoln Center Out of Doors - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 14, 2011 -

The 41st season for this NYC summer favorite offers more than 100 free performances across the plazas of Lincoln Center. More than ten premieres and debuts highlight the three weeks, which have a strong streak of soul, funk and R&B running through them, with generous helpings of jazz, gospel, and star turns by giants of their genres -- Mavis Staples, Malkit Singh, Laurie Anderson, Tan Dun -- and great contemporary dance.

Ai Weiwei: New York Photographs 1983-1993 - Asia Society Museum
Through August 14, 2011 - New York City

The Asia Society Museum presents an exhibition of 227 photographs taken by Ai Weiwei from 1983-1993 capturing the history, culture, and atmosphere of New York from his unique perspective. Before Ai Weiwei became internationally recognized as an artist and activist, he lived in a tiny apartment in New York's East Village, and was a prominent member of a community of expatriate Chinese artists and intellectuals in the neighborhood's then burgeoning avant-garde scene. From 1983 to 1993, the artist used his camera to document his life and work, his surroundings, and the atmosphere of the time. The photographs document a distinct era in New York, as seen through Ai Weiwei's eyes, tracing the beginnings of his conceptual art practice. They depict East Village poetry readings, riots in Tompkins Square Park, drag queens at Wigstock, and well-known artists and intellectuals from China, such as filmmaker Chen Kaige, composer Tan Dun and artist Xu Bing

'No Child...' - Barrow Street Theatre
Through August 14, 2011 - Manhattan

Obie Award-winning actress and solo performer Nilaja Sun will return to Barrow Street Theatre in her Off-Broadway smash "No Child..." which began performances at the theater in 2006 and ran for an astonishing 311 performances, playing to sold-out audiences for more than a year. "No Child..." is a tour-de-force exploration of the New York City public school system, in which Sun fearlessly transforms with rapid-fire precision into the teachers, students, parents administrators, janitors, and security guards who inhabit our schools and shape the future of America. An insightful, hilarious, and touching master class not to be missed by anyone who is concerned about the state of our education system and how we might fix it.

Journey into Art at Agora Gallery’s Summer Exhibition - Agora Gallery
Through August 16, 2011 - New York

NEW YORK, NY – Three new exhibitions are coming to Agora Gallery, bringing with them a refreshing sense of peace, novelty and pleasure that are sure to invigorate visitors despite the summer’s heat. Opening on July 26, 2011 and continuing until August 16, 2011, A Maze of Milieu, Interpretive Realms and The Portal of Tranquility are a must-see for anyone looking to be reminded of the wonder of the world. The opening reception takes place on Thursday July 28, 2011. As usual, entrance is free and art enthusiasts are cordially invited. Exhibition Dates: July 26, 2011 – August 16, 2011. Reception: Thursday, July 28, 2011, 6:00 – 8:00. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City. Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/7_28_2011.aspx

Beginner Flamenco Singing Class - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through August 18, 2011 - NY

Flamenco Latino offers a new class in Cante (flamenco singing) for beginners. Most classes will be led by Alfonso Cid with a couple of sessions led by Basilio Georges and Aurora Reyes on the established material. Summer Session runs July 14-August 18, 2011 on Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm at Flamenco Latino Studio, 250 W. 54th St., Suite 404, New York, NY 10019, 212-399-8519. Cost: 4 classes for $70 or All 6 classes for $105 (only $17.50 a class!). In this course, students will learn the basics of flamenco singing, emphasizing diaphragmatic breathing and voice placement or “impostatción.” The class will start building upon basic cante repertoire such as sevillanas, tangos,fandangos and rumbas. The class will also focus on flamenco rhythms and handclapping, flamenco scales and terminology so students can communicate in the traditional lingo with guitarists and flamenco dancers. Lyrics and translations of the “letras” will be provided. The course is taught in English, and no previous knowledge of music or Spanish is required. It is ideal for people who want to deepen their understanding of flamenco music or for flamenco dancers who want to broaden their experience of this art form. Please respond by email or call 212-399-8519 with questions or to reserve.

Sandbox Programs - Central Park Playgrounds
Through August 19, 2011 - Manahttan

Select Central Park playgrounds will feature music, dance, and storytelling programs for children ages 3 and up. Go online for locations.

Theatreworks USA Presents 'The Yellow Brick Road' - Lucille Lortel Theatre
Through August 19, 2011 - Manhattan

An all-new salsa- and merengue-infused musical inspired by "The Wizard of Oz." Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the theatre box office starting one hour prior to show time.

One World, Many Stories (Un Mundo, Muchas Historias) - The Field Library
Through August 20, 2011 - Peekskill

Kids 4 and up read books at home and then report to teenage volunteers. Travel the globe in a world of books and earn prizes along the way. Check the Frog Blog (www.fieldkids.wordpress.com) for details, hours, etc.

TO THE MOON: Snoopy Soars with NASA - Stamford Museum and Nature Center/Bendel Mansion
Through August 21, 2011 - Stamford

A celebration of the Apollo 10 mission of May, 1969, the dress rehearsal for the actual landing, which would take place in July of that year. The crew chose to nickname their command and lunar modules Charlie Brown and Snoopy. There is a display of a large-scale model of a lunar landing module, on loan from NASA.

'Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra' - The New York Botanical Garden
Through August 21, 2011 - Bronx

The lush gardens and poetic vistas of the Alhambra — the legendary Moorish palace and fortress in Granada, Spain — are re-imagined in a large-scale, multipart exhibition.

Spanish Paradise: Gardens of the Alhambra - New York Botanical Garden
Through August 21, 2011 -

The lush gardens and poetic vistas of the Alhambra -- a legendary Moorish palace and fortress in Granada, Spain -- are re-imagined in NYBG's large-scale, multipart summer exhibition.The exhibit includes a 15,000-square-foot interpretation of Alhambra's gardens in the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, curated by world-renowned garden writer, designer, and historian Penelope Hobhouse. Closed Mon.

My Lovely Ladies - Voelker Orth Museum
Through August 21, 2011 - Flushing

Natalie Carbone has created enchanting depictions of elegant ladies rendered in drawing and dried pressed flowers. The series is inspired by Victorian era floral arts and the Art Nouveau posters Alphonse Mucha. Her figures are subtly rendered in a delicate palette using interplay of line and botanicals. Ms. Carbone grows and preserves the floral specimens used in her work.

Family Summer Science: Build Your World - Long Island Science Center
Through August 21, 2011 - Riverhead

Open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays July 6-August 21. Explore, create and design. Each week, you can enjoy a different theme and make a craft to take home. All activities ongoing and self-directed, for all ages.

The Unmitigated Consequence - Roy Arias Theater
Through August 21, 2011 - New York

An abusive ex-husband breaks into his old home soon after escaping from prison to avenge his ex-wife. To him, she has been holding a secret that he is certain will prove his innocence for the murder of their son and will stop at nothing to get her to admit it. The play engages in a dark and realistic examination of all those affected by domestic violence; the abused, the abuser and the people who stand by and watch, but do nothing about it. Inspired by true events from women who were abused by their husbands and survived to tell their stories.

St. Patrick's Cathedral Offers Free Tours - St. Patrick's Cathedral
Through August 21, 2011 - New York

This August, enjoy a free, guided tour of one of New York City’s most beloved landmarks, St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Learn about the Cathedral in person as a specially trained guide will explore the history and traditions that have made St. Patrick’s a favorite destination for millions of worshippers and visitors, alike. For example, did you know that the bronze doors of St. Patrick’s Cathedral weigh over 20,000 pounds each but can be opened with one, strong hand? During the hottest months of summer, these doors actually swell in the heat! For tour dates and times, please visit the user-friendly St. Patrick’s website (www.saintpatrickscathedral.org).

"Green Currency: Plants in the Economy" - The New York Botanical Garden
Through August 21, 2011 - Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden and the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) are co-hosts of this inaugural juried botanical art show, the first medal-awarding international exhibition in the United States. The show features 43 works depicting botanical specimens used as medicine, food, clothing, or shelter. The pieces were selected from an ASBA-record 258 entries from among artists representing 14 states and 8 countries. Esteemed international contemporary botanical art collector Dr. Shirley Sherwood chairs the award jury panel. An illustrated catalog is available. In the Arthur and Janet Ross Gallery through August 21.

The Children's Garden - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
Through August 24, 2011 - Yaphank

Children grow tomatoes, peppers and sunflowers; learn about the herb garden and strawberry patch; collect ladybugs, make compost; take hayrides; and have fun in the butterfly and bird garden. At the end of the eight-week session, participants have a celebratory feast with the food from the garden. Call to register.

8-Week Beginner Sevillanas Class - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through August 24, 2011 - New York

Beginner Flamenco Technique focusing on Sevillanas this summer at Flamenco Latino! With Aurora Reyes. Wednesdays 6:30-8 pm, Starts July 6th for 8 weeks. Mandatory full enrollment fee: $140. Credit/debit accepted. Call with questions or to register: 212-399-8519 www.flamencolatino.com

II BRASILUSA Art Show - BEA
Through August 24, 2011 - New York

The Brazilian Endowment for the Arts Gallery will present the second edition of the Art Show BRASILUSA. This great artistic manifestation brings together artists from Brazil and the United State and will embrace diverse trends and techniques. The opening reception will be on August 3, 2011 at 7pm at BEA 240E. 52nd street, New York, NY, 1022. The reception will have as a special guest the Brazilian singer Bruno Lopes. The exhibition is from August 3rd to August 24th.

Sunset Cocktail Cruises - Battery Park
Through August 25, 2011 -

Savor the long, bright evenings of summer with our weekly Sunset Cocktail Cruises on Thursdays from June 2, 2011 through August 25, 2011. Bring a date, a group of friends and/or some work colleagues and relax while sipping cocktails and enjoying the splendor of the city! Highlights include lite snacks, a live DJ, fresh breezes and spectacular views of the sun setting behind the Statue of Liberty. Raise your glass to Miss Liberty as she is celebrating her 125th Birthday this year! Visit www.statuecruises.com for more information.

Bookworm Wednesdays -Free Movies - Broadway Multiplex Cinemas
Through August 25, 2011 - Hicksville

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children under 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Visit the website or call for movie title.

Bookworm Wednesdays -Free Movies - Island 16: Cinema De Lux
Through August 25, 2011 - Holtsville

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children under 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Visit the website or call for movie title.

Statue Cruises Night Tour with Lady Liberty - Battery Park
Through August 25, 2011 - New York

As the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty draws near, Statue Cruises and the National Park Service invite guests to take advantage of six exciting opportunities to visit by night. A limited number of tickets are available for these six exclusive evenings with Miss Liberty on each Thursday in July and August 2011. On most days of the year, the last ferry leaves Liberty Island at 5 p.m. - but for these rare events, visitors can tour the grounds in the evening. During one or two hours exploring Liberty Island, guests will enjoy dinner and then return to Battery Park under sparkling city lights.

Green Teens - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 26, 2011 - Garden City

Each week teens will lead visitors through an activity, craft, or game with a different nature-related theme. Everyone will learn ways to help the environment, enjoy a variety of outdoor experiences, and try their hand at cooking, crafts, and other science activities. Classes run through August 26.

Target Passport Fridays - Queens Museum of Art
Through August 26, 2011 - Queens

Leave your baggage at home and bring a picnic blanket out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the Target Passport Fridays at the Queens Museum of Art International Outdoor Film, Dance and Music Series. Every week, we celebrate a different international locale! Every Friday from July 8 - August 26: Dance and music program begins at 6:30 pm and film begins at 8 pm. For more information: bit.ly/ppfridays July 8- Ecuador; July 15- Africa; July 22- Haiti; July 19- Taiwan; August 5- Dominican Republic; August 12- Egypt; August 19-Colombia; August 26- Venezuela.

Colors 'a la Cart' - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through August 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Families are invited to explore a collection of natural dye sources, centuries-old dyeing recipes, and paints made from natural dyes in this program presented in collaboration with the exhibition "Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and the Netherlands."

Parenting Group - Saltzman Community Center
Through August 27, 2011 - Hempstead

Enhance your parenting skills in this 6-week course. Topics include strengthening the parent-child relationship, effective discipline, raising healthy children, time management, and building a support system. Call for exact times and to register.

Children's Self Esteem Group - Saltzman Community Center
Through August 27, 2011 - Hempstead

Through structured activities, games, stories, projects, and friendship, this group offers a safe, friendly environment for children to feel good about themselves. Call for exact days and to register.

Healthy Living Series - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 27, 2011 - Garden City

Each week, fun activities and exercises bring a section of the USDA's Food Pyramid to life, helping children and parents to make healthy living choices. These classes run through August 27.

Mostly Mozart - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 27, 2011 -

From Aug. 2-20, the 45th season of the Mostly Mozart Festival offers more than 34 events, including opera, concerts, dance, pre-concert recitals, late-night performances, and lectures, and features music ranging from Baroque and Classical to Neoclassical and contemporary. In addition to Mozart, the music of Igor Stravinsky will be a special focus of this summer's festival while Louis Langrée, in his ninth season, conducts the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra in eight concerts, performing Mozart's beloved Requiem, an expanded exploration of Beethoven's music, and two distinctly different Stravinsky works. Plus, New York's acclaimed contemporary ensemble ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) begins its three-year Festival residency and is the centerpiece of the festival's Stravinsky focus.

FRANKENSTEIN With Mary Shelley and GABRIEL - Nicu's Spoon Theatre
Through August 27, 2011 - New York

FRANKENSTEIN With Mary Shelley By Virginia Bartholomew & GABRIEL By Will Le Vasseur. Preview August 4th, 2011. “…Impressive in every department…” Martin Denton, NYTheatre.com. “To revive a Greek classic is a challenge, but to reinvent the enigmatic myth with new plotlines, characters, and dialogue that consistently retains thematic homage to the original is masterful.” Jennifer Rathbone, TheaterOnline.com. Redd Tale Theatre Company blasts into its fifth season with the world premiere of two original works! FRANKENSTEIN With Mary Shelley by Virginia Bartholomew, edited/directed by Will Le Vasseur, and GABRIEL by Will Le Vasseur, directed by Lynn Kenny. Previews are August 4th at Nicu’s Spoon Theatre. Opening Night is August 5th. FRANKENSTEIN is a tight re-telling of the original Shelley story as told by Victor, the Creation, and Mary Shelly herself. We get to hear in the author’s own words how this legendary tale took form, and what it meant to her. Immediately after, GABRIEL takes the Frankenstein myth and transforms it to modern times. Henry, a geneticist, unlocks a vital clue to our evolution. In doing so he creates a future version of humanity, and discovers his own. FRANKENSTEIN: Starring Virginia Bartholomew. Directed by Will Le Vasseur. GABRIEL: Starring Cameran Hebb, Will Le Vasseur, James Stewart. Directed by Lynn Kenny. Having survived a transplant cross country to New York City, Redd Tale Theatre Company continues to follow its motto: “To Provide Enlightening, Entertaining Sci-Fi Theatrical Experiences That Contribute To Humanity's Next Step Forward.” Beginning in 2003 with a recreation of the 1938 radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, RTTC followed the next year with the West Coast premiere of Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens in Seattle. Then moving East, produced a successful run of Closer by Patrick Marber in 2007, and a critically acclaimed production of Lonely Planet by Steven Dietz in 2008. Its 2009 production of Maddy was critically acclaimed and subsequently published. Last year RTTC produced two full-length classical pieces, Macbeth and a new adaptation of Triumph of Love written by Le Vasseur. FRANKENSTEIN With Mary Shelley and GABRIEL run August 4 through August 27th, Thursday through Saturday at 8pm, matinees on Saturday at 2pm. Nicu’s Spoon Theatre is located at 38 West 38th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues (accessible from B/D/F/M at Bryant Park or R/Q/N at Herald Square). For more information on these and Redd Tale's other plans for their Summer of Creation, check out www.reddtale.org Tickets are $10-$15, available at 212-868-4444 or www.smarttix.com

Meaningful Maps - Rubin Museum of Art
Through August 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Families will use a treasure map to search for hi


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