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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on August 16

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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 16, 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 16. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Summer Enrichment for Children Ages 3 - 5 - All About Kids
Through August 17, 2012 - Plainview

Summer Enrichment for children Ages 3-5. Fun filled 6 wk programs designed to build specific developmental skills.

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!

Jeffrey Friedberg & the Bossy Frog Band - Nyack Farmer's Market
August 16, 2012 - Nyack

The Bossy Frog returns for another season of free concerts at the Farmer's Market. Arrive early. The "boss-ter," as my daughter calls him, draws a big crowd.

Summer Program - Grow Your Garden - Cupcake Corner Too!
August 16, 2012 - Garden City

Paint cupcake planters, plant flowers, enjoy a garden tea party, make and decorate a bird house, learn about different flowers and bugs. Each session includes at least one fun project per day plus a full nutritious lunch, dancing, outdoor games, and a snack. Call for sibling and multiple session discounts.

East Coast National Baseball Card Show - Westchester County Center
August 16, 2012 - White Plains

Sports memorabilia, collectibles, and autograph signings. Free pack of cards to every child under 12 years old.

ZEPHYR Happy Hour Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
August 16, 2012 - New York

Experience Happy Hour in glittering style! Cruise along New York Harbor aboard the luxurious ZEPHYR yacht and enjoy a Happy Hour like never before. Straight up or on the rocks, every drink is on the water! It's the hottest way to cool down! Enjoy: 90-Minute Harbor Cruise; Live DJs; 2 Cash Bars; Drink Specials; Sun Deck; Two Fully Enclosed, Climate-Controlled Decks; Breathtaking Views of the Skyline at Sunset. Thursdays & Fridays, departs 6:30pm, Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend. $25. Must be 21 or older, with valid ID.

From a Child's Perspective - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
August 16, 2012 - Tarrytown

Parents and children are invited to travel back to the 19th century and explore the home of Washington Irving through a child's eyes. Play games, hear stories, race through a scavenger hunt, and participate in hands-on-activities and crafts. Explore Sunnyside as a family home, specially set with period toys and children's clothing, and bring a picnic to enjoy a full day in the life of the estate's youngest residents. Five days through August 30.

Seussical - CM Performing Arts Center
August 16, 2012 - Oakdale

Journey through the magical world of Dr. Seuss with The Cat in the Hat as your guide. The classic storybook tales become a world of their own with wonderful songs and familiar faces such as Horton, Jojo, the Grinch, and Yertle the Turtle.

Storytime for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
August 16, 2012 - Stony Point

Bring your favorite toddler for storytime with picture books, Mother Goose rhymes, finger plays, movement with music, a themed coloring sheet, and bubbles. Each Thursday through August 16. Pre-registration required.

Twilight Tours - Prospect Park Audubon Center
August 16, 2012 - Flatbush

Hire a sitter and spend a warm weather evening in Prospect Park. Start the soiree with wine and cheese on the Audubon Boathouse balcony, then tour the Park's majestic Lullwater on its electric boat. Afterward, take an evening Bat Tour walk led by an Audubon Naturalist. Reservations are required. Call (718) 287-3400, ext. 303.

106.7 Lite FM Presents Broadway in Bryant Park - Bryant Park
Through August 16, 2012 - Midtown

Welcome back Broadway in Bryant Park presented by 106.7 Lite FM, Broadway and Off-Broadway lunchtime performances free of charge. The lineup for this year's "Broadway in Bryant Park" series presented by 106.7 Lite FM is looking to be one of the strongest to date. Sponsored by Resorts World Casino New York City and hosted by Lite FM's on-air personalities including Delilah Luke and Helen Little, the on- and off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run every Thursday starting July 12 at 12:30pm through August 16 on the Bryant Park Stage. The event is open to the public and absolutely free. The line-up includes talent from several Tony nominated shows and some past winners such as "Mamma Mia!", "Wicked", "Sister Act", "The Lion King", "Spider Man", and "Jersey Boys."

Tarantula Tales - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
August 16, 2012 - Stamford

Join the center's staff for an exploration of the lives of spiders. Listen to favorite stories about arachnids, then complete a take home craft worthy of these eight-legged critters.

The Trees of Mashantucket - Mashantucket Pequot Museum
August 16, 2012 - Mashantucket

Spend the day learning how to accurately identify local trees of Mashantucket. Take a tree identification booklet on a learning adventure locating and identifying trees along a clearly marked path. Find all 10 trees and head back to the Farmstead to check your answers.

Anniversary of the former USS Intrepid's Commissioning - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
August 16, 2012 - New York

Today, the Museum celebrates the 69th anniversary of the former USS Intrepid's commissioning. Join the Museum and Former Crewmembers as we honor the "Fighting-I."

Robin Hood - BroadHollow at Elmont
August 16, 2012 - Elmont

Want to see adventure? Enlist with Robin Hood's gang of merry men as he tries to rescue Maid Marian from the evil sheriff. A hilarious look at this classic tale.

AjkunBT's Face to Face Series Mixed Bill - City Center Studios
Through August 16, 2012 - New York

Mixed Bill featuring two contemporary works by Ellen Sinopoli and excerpts from the ballet Don Quixote. Tickets available at www.SmartTix.com, Type Ajkun into Find.

Ajkun Ballet Theatre's Mixed Bill - City Center Studios
August 16, 2012 - Midtown

Enjoy a mixed bill featuring two contemporary works by Ellen Sinopoli and excerpts from the ballet Don Quixote. Tickets available at SmartTix.com or 212-868-4444.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
August 16, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-7 are invited for stories, songs, finger plays, and more in Spanish and English. Pre-registration is required. Thursday evenings through August 30.

Opportunity and Impact-Works By Emigre Artists - Hofstra University Museum-David Filderman Gallery
August 16, 2012 - Hempstead

This original exhibition examines the role of �migr� artists in reshaping the nature of American art. The exhibit features artists who arrived from Europe during the early 20th century to present-day �migr�s from Cuba, and South America. American art traditions and directions have been profoundly influenced by the contributions of these artists. Artists represented in the exhibition include Joseph Albers, Jon Corbino, Andreas Feininger, Aaron Henry Gorson, George Grosz, Louis Lozowick, Gilles Peress, Ben Shahn, and Rufino Tamayo.

Movie Night: 'Smurfs' - Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park
August 16, 2012 - East Meadow

Families are given the opportunity to experience watching family-friendly movies together.

Pop In Play-Family Jump Time - Pump It Up
August 16, 2012 - Plainview

Come play on giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables during Pump It Up Family Jump Time. Share quality family time and promote physical fitness while bouncing, sliding, climbing and jumping. Meet other families and make new friends in a safe, clean, climate controlled environment.

Twilight Tours - Prospect Park Audubon Center
August 16, 2012 - Flatbush

Hire a sitter and spend a warm weather evening in Prospect Park. Start the soiree with wine and cheese on the Audubon Boathouse balcony, then tour the Park's majestic Lullwater on its electric boat. Afterward, take an evening Bat Tour walk led by an Audubon Naturalist. Reservations are required. Call (718) 287-3400, ext. 303.

Open Bounce - BounceU-Farmingdale
August 16, 2012 - Farmingdale

You don't need a special occasion to get your BOUNCE on. Everyone will love this great form of play and exercise.

Story Hour with Miss Kathy! - Little Joe's Books
August 16, 2012 - Katonah

Miss Kathy charms children each Thursday with the best stories under Little Joe's Books' roof. Great for ages 3 and older.

The Statue of Liberty Summer Evening Series - Battery Park
August 16, 2012 - New York

The Statue of Liberty Summer Evening Seriies gives visitors an opportunity to enjoy the Statue of Liberty on Thursday evenings without the crowds. Park rangers provide free guided tours starting at the Liberty Island Flagpole, directly forward of the ferry dock. This event will occur every Thursday during the summer. Free for children under 12!

A Monet Evening featuring Water Lily Concert - The New York Botanical Garden
August 16, 2012 - Bronx

View Monet's Garden, then relax on the Conservatory Lawn for a live concert. Light picnic fare, beer, wine, and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Visitors are invited to bring their own chairs and/or blankets. Seating on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Evening Howl for Adults Only - Wolf Conservation Center
August 16, 2012 - South Salem

A festive evening. While enjoying wine and cheese, guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr as well as endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves, and take a sunset hike to howl with the wolves during their favorite hour. For adults 21 years old and over. Pre-registration is required.

Summer Stage Kids - Central Park Zoo's Wildlife Theater - Queensbridge Park
August 16, 2012 - Long Island City

Kids may enjoy this interactive theatre program that inspires audiences to learn and care more about the natural world.

Jazzmobile - Louis Armstrong House Museum
August 16, 2012 - Corona

Families may enjoy an evening of music at this annual outdoor block party. Hear Mexican-born pianist, composer, educator, Arturo O'Farrill at this event.

SHSAT Math Preparation Classes - McGoldrick Library
August 16, 2012 - Flushing

Need extra help on the math section of the NYC Specialized High School Admissions Test? Students in grades 6 through 8 may take part in this 8-session workshop led by an experienced math coach. Students must attend all sessions and pre-registration is required.

Eat Smart New York - Ossining Public Library
August 16, 2012 - Ossining

For parents (includes activities for children during workshop). Free nutrition and food series, presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Includes healthy recipe tasting. In the Children's Program Room. Advanced registration required.

Acting Out Workshop for Teens - Pomonok Library
August 16, 2012 - Flushing

Are you born to be a teen star, or dream of being the next Selena Gomez or Justin Bieber? In these classes that combine dancing, singing, and acting, teens can develop confidence, speaking skills and more through role play and the art of self expression. Program runs Aug 13-17, and you must register for all five days.

Teen Tech Week - Queens Village Library
August 16, 2012 - Queens Village

Teens can be a part of an Internet Scavenger Hunt from August 13-August 17. Contact Ms. Piedra for the list of items to look for online. Find everything on the list and submit them to Ms. Piedra by Aug 17 at 4pm you can get a prize. Preregistration required.

Elvis Aloha - Seaside Library
August 16, 2012 - Rockaway Park

Families may enjoy watching Elvis (Bob Wilson)as he performs classic hits, including Jailhouse Rock, All Shook Up, Teddy Bear, and more.

Teen Talk Show - Pomonok Library
August 16, 2012 - Flushing

At this forum, teens can speak their minds and talk about real issues. Come with a positive attitude and prepare to talk among peers on diverse issues including Teen Love, Battle of the Sexes, and Stop and Frisk.

Story Craft - Brooklyn Public Library, Pacific branch
August 16, 2012 - Park Slope

Preschoolers hear a story and create an arts and crafts project as a follow-up activity.

Learn How to Sew - Brooklyn Public Library, Cypress Hills branch
August 16, 2012 - Cypress Hills

Kids learn how to sew and create fashion projects.

STORY TIME UNDER THE APPLIE TREE AT LONGSHORE - Evan Harding Point - Longshore
August 16, 2012 - Westport

Meet at Evan Harding Point. No Westport beach sticker needed. See westportlibrary.org for directions. Rain cancels the program.

Mimicry Shmimicry - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 16, 2012 - Crown Heights

Kids, 4 and older, learn how animals mimic each other to seem bigger, braver, scarier, and stronger. Pet a variety of creatures and try to spot all the stick bugs on a tree branch. They'll also make a mimic mask to look just like their favorite animal.

St. George Film Series: The Sandlot - Richmond County Bank Ballpark
August 16, 2012 - Staten Island

Enjoy this root-for-the-underdog tale about a new kid in town who musters up the courage to play ball with the neighborhood kids.

Animal Tales - Beardsley Zoo
August 16, 2012 - Bridgeport

Families with children under age 6 enjoy story time, a special craft, and an animal encounter. The class takes place Monday-Friday through Aug. 17.

Ready, Set? READ! Summer Finale - Norwalk Public Library
August 16, 2012 - Norwalk

Squeaky Clean is an oldies rock band and their music closes out the summer reading program.

TEEN ANIM? CLUB - Westport Library
August 16, 2012 - Westport

The event will be determined by participants, so come with ideas. For middle school and up. Register online.

CEG & Nolafunk Present Voice of the Wetlands Allstars - Highline Ballroom
August 16, 2012 -

Indigenous music is one of the many elements which is a way of life in Louisiana. The Voice of the Wetlands Allstars led by 2012 "BB King Entertainer of the Year" Tab Benoit proudly defend Louisiana's Wetlands through years of musical activism. Benoit is joined by a legendary cast of the most influential musicians from the area including Cyril Neville of the Neville Brothers, Blues Music Award winner for "Song of the Year" harmonica man Johnny Sansone, one of New Orleans dynamic and most influential drummers Johnny Vidacovich, Cajun fiddler Waylon Thibodeaux and the iconic Big Chief Monk Boudreaux of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians

Films in Tompkins: Poltergeist - Tompkins Square Park
August 16, 2012 - East Village

HOWL! Arts, Inc., producer of the HOWL! Festival and other events designed to highlight the energy and imagination of the East Village creative community, presents Films in Tompkins, a series of Thursday evening screenings in Tompkins Square Park marrying film and live music. This week features "Poltergeist" with music by Timbila. Dedicated to serving the community and nurturing creativity, the Films in Tompkins showcases the rich artistic diversity of the East Village and engages and incites people to connect with the arts and each other. All events are free and feature live music. HOWL Arts, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization inspired by the late poet-philosopher Allen Ginsberg, a lifelong spokesperson for peace, justice, and freedom of expression.

End of Teen Summer Program - Wilton Library
August 16, 2012 - Wilton

Students enter grades 6-12 make ice cream sundaes and play video games. The winner of the grand prize is announced. Registration suggested.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
August 16, 2012 - Upper West Side

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

Pre-School Summer Drop-In Days - Great Neck Arts Center
August 16, 2012 - Great Neck

Need some Mommy time? At the Great Neck Arts Center there's a place where your child can play, create, and have fun while you enjoy a few hours of lunching, shopping or just plain relaxing. Drop-in is offered on Thursdays.

FringeJR: 'Grimm: A New Musical' - HERE Mainstage Theater
August 16, 2012 - West Village

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, will present the 16th Annual Festival Aug. 10-26. FringeJR is the kids and family-friendly portion of the festival. "Grimm: A New Musical" features familiar stories from the Brothers Grimm but with a new cast of characters, a fresh set, and an original score.

A Steely Dan Tribute - Shell Creek Park
August 16, 2012 - Island Park

"Reelin' in the Years" with FM- A Steely Dan Tribute.

Musical: 'The Boy Friend' - The Play Group Theatre
August 16, 2012 - White Plains

The Jazz Age lives on in a light romantic spoof of 1920's musical comedy. Sandy Wilson's musical parodies the lightweight, frivolous baubles that filled theaters during this decadent decade - complete with a gaggle of giggling girls making their way through Madamme Dubonnet's finishing school and hoping to discover the boy friend of their dreams. With its catchy tunes, period dances (including the Charleston, of course) and winning sense of humor, The Boy Friend is a sparkling, fast moving, tongue-in-cheek 1920's romp.

Gardening at Steinway Library - Steinway Library
August 16, 2012 - Astoria

Help beautify the community. Bring your family every Tuesday and Thursday to help plant and water the garden which filled with lots of luscious flowers, plants and vegetables. In case of rain, gardening activities will take place in meeting room. No registration needed.

Good Night Pajama Party! - What's Cooking?
August 16, 2012 - Oyster Bay

Affordable and Funtastic Kids' Cooking Camp. Hands-on nutritious and delicious cooking, baking, and creative crafts. Kids can come in PJ's and "sleep tight" with teddy bears and "wake up" with delicious breakfast food. Limited enrollment.

Jaguar 'Chill NY' - Highline Park
August 16, 2012 - West Village

Beat the heat this August with Jaguar at a never-before seen, unique winter experience in Manhattan. The British brand is creating the Jaguar "Chill NY" at The Highline, a wonderland of ice skating and snow, to showcase its latest models dependable in any weather. Open Aug. 16-18 and free to all consumers, the winter oasis will feature an amazing life-size snow globe that will house an ice rink (skates included) and also offer demos from professional skaters, entertainment, and cool treats.

Free Stroller Talk and Demo - Wee Babe
August 16, 2012 - Williamsburg

Visit lovely Williamsburg for a free stroller discussion and demo presented by Wee Babe & Motherburg NYC. They'll be exploring the ins and outs of buying a stroller, what to look for and what to avoid. Drinks and snacks will be served. RSVP at the above website.

SUNSET JAZZ SUMMER SERIES: Akiko Tsuruga Quartet - Lyndhurst
August 16, 2012 - 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: Akiko Tsuruga Quartet.

Voice of The Wetlands Allstars - Highline Ballroom
August 16, 2012 - New York

Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Vidacovich, Johnny Sansone, Waylon Thibodeaux, & special guests Ticketing options: • GA tickets $35 in advance, $40 day of show • VIP tickets $60 in advance, $65 day of show VIP Seating options: • VIP Side Wing Booths and Tables (Booths and tables seat 6 - must buy all 6) • VIP Balcony Tables (seat 4 - must buy all 4) • Dinner menu available • General Admission Standing • Limited seats available • First come, first seated • $10 min/person at tables • All ages

MuseIAm - The Muse
August 16, 2012 - Brooklyn

It's that time of month! August 16th is the one day you do not want to miss! Experience the underground circus at the MuseIAm event.This performance platform is only once a month and gives different artists the opportunity to create, experiment, merge & invent...culminating in one night of dance, circus, comedy, poetry, burlesque, acting, music, multimedia & moooooorrrrrreeeeeee. Doors Open at 7:30 Tickets = $10** **Also, Just for fun!!! Go to SuperCore after the show and show your Muse entry stamp and buy a beer and get one FREE !! (How fun are we?!!?) Supercore: 305 BEDFORD

High Line Teen Picks: 'Freedom Writers' - High Line
August 16, 2012 - West Village

Friends of the High Line presents High Line Teen Picks, the park's first-ever free set of summer movie screenings curated exclusively by teens living near the High Line in West Chelsea, that feature underdog characters who overcome challenges and obstacles to realize their dreams, which will screen in the 14th Street Passage located on the High Line at W. 14th St. "Real Steel" and "Freedom Writers" will be shown on Thursday, Aug. 9th and Thursday, Aug. 16th, 7-9pm. Screenings are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Both films are rated PG-13.

POGO 08/16/12 – the Rock n’ Roll Dance Extravaganza with DJ Miss Guy - Hotel Chantelle
August 16, 2012 - New York

POGO 08/16/12 – the Rock n’ Roll Dance Extravaganza with DJ Miss Guy Thursday, August 16th Join DJs MISS GUY, MICHAEL CAVADIAS, CAROL SHARKS, PRINCE TERRENCE for the SUMMERTIME-SUMMERTIME-SUM-SUM-SUMMERTIME-PARTY-OF-THE-YEAR POGO!!! In the BASEMENT of the famed HOTEL CHANTELLE, 92 Ludlow St. NYC 10002 Email events@missguy.net and say Miss Guy at the door for entry!!! With your hosts for August 9TH Darian Darling, Santiago Felipe, James Coppola, Fiona Silver, Joce, Eddy, Brendon James, and Formika With guest hosts Neon and Pablo & Vinny Put on your dancing shoes and GO-GO to POGO The party starts at 11PM!!!

Storyland in Scarsdale - The Summer Reading Game! - Scarsdale Public Library
Through August 17, 2012 - Scarsdale

It's online and in person. Here's how it works: Kids read or have books read to them over the summer and record them on their own homepage, where they can also write book reviews. Listeners will be on hand at special listening times if kids would like to talk about the books they've read. Prizes, a weekly raffle drawing, and lots more! Miss Gigi and the Lend Me a Hand Band will perform at the kickoff on Thursday, June 21 at 4pm.

Summer Camp at the Museum - New York City Police Museum
Through August 17, 2012 -

Children will explore the cultural institutions of Lower Manhattan, learn about Police and how they do their job and participate in science, engineering and arts activities. Register at www.nycpm.org. Full-week sessions for ages 5-10. 9:30am-4pm each day (before and after care available).

Summer Classes in Flamenco dance, singing and guitar! - Flamenco Latino Dance Studio
Through August 17, 2012 - New York

Flamenco Latino is the only studio in NYC to offer full-spectrum flamenco classes each week in their midtown studio. Join us this summer! 2012 Summer term: June 27 - August 17, 2012 at 244 West 54th Street, 4th fl., NYC MONDAY: Group Guitar Level 1 with Basilio Georges, Mon. 6:30-7:30 pm Basic Beginner Flamenco with Aurora Reyes, Mon. 7:30-8:30 pm Group Intermediate Cante Class with Alfonso Cid, Mon. 8:30-9:30 pm TUESDAY: Advanced Beginner Flamenco Incorporating Props (Castanets, Hat, Fan & Shawl) with Aurora, Tues. 6:30-7:30 pm Group Guitar Level 2 with Basilio, Tues. 7:30-8:30 pm Intermediate Group Guitar: Flamenco Scales and Improvisation with Basilio, Tues. 8:30-9:30 pm WEDNESDAY: Beginner Sevillanas with Aurora, Wed. 6:30-7:30 pm Group Beginner Cante with Basilio, Wed. 7:30-8:30 pm Group Guitar Level 3 with Basilio, Wed. 8:30-9:30 pm THURSDAY: Group Intermediate Cante Class with Alfonso, Thurs. 6:30-7:30 pm Palmas & Structure for Guitarists and Dancers with Basilio, Thurs. 7:30-8:30 pm Flamenco Music Ensemble with Basilio, Thurs. 8:30-9:30 pm SATURDAY: Beginner/Mixed Flamenco with Aurora, Sat. 2:00-3:00 pm Group Guitar Level 1 with Basilio, Sat. 3:00-4:00 pm Group Guitar Level 2 with Basilio, Sat. 4:00-5:00 pm Classes will run 7 weeks from July 2 to Aug 17, except the Wed and Sat. classes, which will start earlier on June 27 and June 30, to make up for July 4 break and allow the full 7 week term. Summer Term Prices: --7-pack: $119 ($17/class) --4-pack: $76 (if permitted) --Walk-In: $20 (if permitted) --If you have 1-3 planned absences, pro-rated packs are at $18/class. --Two classes per week $210 (12% discount) --Three classes per week $295 (16% discount) See http://www.flamencolatino.com/Summer%20Sched%202012.pdf for more details. Email flamlat@verizon.net or Call now with questions or to reserve! 212-399-8519 www. flamencolatino.com

Summer 2012: Beginner Flamenco Singing Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through August 17, 2012 - New York

Flamenco Latino offers a new group class in Cante (flamenco singing) for beginners led by Basilio Georges. Summer Session runs June 27 - August 17,2012 on Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm at Flamenco Latino Studio 250 W. 54th St., Suite 404 New York, NY 10019 212-399-8519 Summer Term Prices: --7-pack: $119 ($17/class) --4-pack: $76 (if permitted) --Walk-In: $20 (if permitted) --If you have 1-3 planned absences, pro-rated packs are at $18/class. See http://www.flamencolatino.com/Summer%20Sched%202012.pdf for more details. 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. www.flamencolatino.com

Theatreworks USA Presents 'Skippyjon Jones' - Lucille Lortel Theatre
Through August 17, 2012 - West Village

Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading nonprofit professional theater for young audiences, presents the Off-Broadway premiere of the new children's musical "Skippyjon Jones," based on the popular picture book series of the same name by Judy Schachner. It is the featured production of the organization's 24th Annual Free Summer Theatre Program. Skippyjon Jones wants to be the best Chihuahua ever. The problem? He's actually a Siamese cat. But before you can say "holy guacamole," Skippyjon's wild imagination transforms him into El Skippito Friskito, the greatest sword fighter in Mexico. Launched in 1989, the mission of Theatreworks USA's Free Summer Theatre Program is to provide New York City youth with their own theater tradition that not only entertains, but also educates and fosters positive value and an appreciation for theater. More than 15,000 free tickets will be distributed to "Skippyjon Jones" this summer. Tickets are free and are available on a first-come, first-served basis in person at the Lucille Lortel Theatre Box Office on the day of the performance. Tickets for each day's performances will be distributed beginning one hour prior to the first performance of the day. There is a limit of four tickets per adult per day. "Skippyjon Jones" is a 60-minute, one-act musical recommended for children ages 4 and up. Schedule exceptions: There are no 1pm performances July 17-20, no 10:30am performance on July 25, and no 4:30pm performance on Aug. 5. There are added 6pm performances on Aug. 2 and Aug. 16. Summer camps, youth programs and social service organizations can make reservations for groups of 15 or more by calling 212-627-7373.

Dig! Plant! Grow! Hands-On Guided Activities: Pickle Me! - New York Botanical Garden
Through August 17, 2012 - Bronx

Plants and imaginations grow at the Family Garden, where kids are allowed and encouraged to play in the dirt. Display gardens such as the Global Gardens and the Breakfast Bowls, and daily interactive gardening activities delight and inspire. Cooking demonstrations take place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2pm and 4pm at the Whole Foods Market Family Garden Kitchen. Through August 17.

Animal Tales - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through August 17, 2012 - Bridgeport

August 1-3, 6-10, 13-17 Visit us for story time, a special craft, and even an animal encounter each weekday. Free with Zoo admission. Families with children under age 6 are welcome.

Zoo Patrol - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through August 17, 2012 - 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 $155/child for non-members. Week one is for children ages 6-8; week two is for children ages 9-11; week three is for children ages 12-14. Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 203-394-6563.

Smuin Ballet - Joyce Theater
Through August 18, 2012 -

"One of the country's most entertaining, original ballet troupes," (Dance Magazine), San Francisco's Smuin Ballet returns to The Joyce with its signature bold, sexy, and innovative dance. The program includes founder Michael Smuin's Medea, a powerfully hypnotic work created during his tenure as artistic director of San Francisco Ballet; Oh, Inverted World, a piece by Trey McIntryre set to music by indie-rock band The Shins; and Soon These Two Worlds, an effervescent ballet by Choreographer in Residence Amy Seiwert and set to pulsating music from the Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet's Pieces of Africa.

Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot - The Merry Wives of Windsor Towers - Municipal Parking Lot
Through August 18, 2012 -

Look around at the SPURA controversy and you will see the same characters and class clashes as Shakespeare portrayed in "The Merry Wives of Windsor." That's the idea behind "The Merry Wives of Windsor Towers," the first production of The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot series, to be presented July 12 to 28 in the Municipal Parking Lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets. Hamilton Clancy directs. This adaptation is set in an imaginary Windsor Towers, a condo which has just gone up on the Lower East Side. (Although it's a fabrication, you can interview Lower East Siders about it and eight out of ten will tell you they know where it is.) Masters Ford and Page are two businessmen urging the passage of SPURA through the City Council (and standing to profit from it). Their eponymous wives are both active in the community. The comic hero, John Falstaff, is a classic Lower East real estate man always looking for the next big score. In this case, the real estate he's angling for are the estates of Ford and Page.

'The White Doe' - Bohemian National Hall
Through August 18, 2012 - Upper East Side

For audiences of all ages, Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater will perform "The White Doe," an endearing classic of the Czech Puppetry repertoire adapted and directed by Vit Horejs. This piece has not been seen in New York since 2001. It is a 17th century tale of a diabolical steward named Golo, who schemes to steal the wife of his lord, Count Sylkfrid, but is undone by the testimony of a ghost and by a white doe who reunites the couple on a hunting trip. The play features over 30 century-old marionettes. Runs 70 minutes. Buy tickets through the box office at smarttix.com or 212-868-4444, or directly from the company at czechmarionettes.org.

LGBT Center & Real Estate Pros Bring Barry's Bootcamp to Hell's Kitchen - Stonehenge's Ritz Plaza Firefighters Memorial Park
Through August 18, 2012 - New York

Stonehenge Partners in conjunction with The Gay Center present their summer series of outdoor cardio-burning classes, featuring what is being called "the best celebrity workout"- Barry's Bootcamp. The three class times are designed to accommodate anyone from the general public wishing to attend, along with a suggested donation. All proceeds go towards supporting The Gay Center’s life-saving and life-enhancing services and programs are provided to thousands of LGBT New Yorkers every year.

Free Bike Rentals During Summer Streets with Bike and Roll NYC - Summer Streets
Through August 18, 2012 - Manhattan

New York City's largest and premier bike rental company, Bike and Roll NYC, has expanded its partnership with Summer Streets, the annual seven mile car-free oasis typically held the first three Saturdays in August, by offering free one-hour bike rentals at even more locations along the car-free route this year, which extends from the Brooklyn Bridge all the way up to 72nd St. via Park Avenue, Lafayette Street, and Centre Street. Rest stops are located at 51st Street and Park Avenue, 25th Street and Park Avenue, Spring Street and Lafayette Street, and Duane Street and Centre Street.

Deana Sings Dino - Feinstein's at Loew's Regency
Through August 18, 2012 -

Patsy's Italian Restaurant (www.patsys.com) and Deana Martin will host a four-night series of music and dining, "Deana Sings Dino," at Feinstein's at Loews Regency in New York from Tuesday, August 14 through Saturday, August 18. Deana Martin will take her audience on a musical journey, honoring her legendary father Dean Martin and other great performers who shaped American music and pop culture for over four decades. Since the show's inception eight years ago, Deana has received rave reviews and has been performing internationally to sold out audiences on three continents. Dinner will be served starting at 6:00 and will be available until show time at 8:30 pm. Tickets start at $40.00 for general admission and $60.00 for the premium section. There is a minimum of $25 per person for food and beverage. For tickets call 212-339-4095 or visit www.patsys.com.

REI Celebrates New York City's 2012 Summer Streets with REI Adventure Zone - REI Adventure Zone
Through August 18, 2012 - SoHo

New York City's Summer Streets is once again back and REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) will provide New Yorkers a taste of the outdoors through a number of interactive activities that support a healthy, active lifestyle. REI will provide several activities for all walks of life including a 25 foot rock climbing wall and bike classes. No experience is necessary for rock climbing and bike equipment can be found on Spring Street.

Newspaper Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 19, 2012 -

Newspaper Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913-1919 is an exploration of the early journalistic career of American writer and women's rights advocate Djuna Barnes (1892-1982). Though best known for her modernist novels and plays, including Nightwood (1936) and The Antiphon (1958), Barnes spent the period between 1913 and her departure for Europe in 1921 living in New York's Greenwich Village and working as a writer and illustrator for publications including the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and Vanity Fair. The product of an unconventional household, she developed an outsider's perspective on "normal" life that served her as an artist, and a liberal sexuality that fit in perfectly with the bohemian lifestyle of Greenwich Village and, later, the lesbian expatriate community in Paris. She used journalism as a means to understand New York City's people and places, and as an excuse to push boundaries and explore society's margins. On view will be forty-five objects, including documentary photographs, drawings, works on paper, and Barnes's stories in newsprint, including eight illustrations she composed to accompany her newspaper columns. Her work suggests a proto-feminist sensibility, emphasizing politics as something experienced on an individual, emotional level.

Disney Theatrical Productions Presents 'Newsies The Musical' on Broadway - Nederlander Theatre
Through August 19, 2012 - Manhattan

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, this movie-turned-musical is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what's right. "Newsies" is inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst, and other powerful newspaper publishers. The stage version introduces several brand-new songs by the original team while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," "King of New York," and "Santa Fe."

The Jungle Book - Puppetworks
Through August 19, 2012 - Park Slope

Rudyard Kipling's 1894 fables of India, with an original song score.

Sweet Charity - Aaron Davis Hall
Through August 19, 2012 - New York

WHERE AND WHEN July 26 to August 19, 2012 Presented by New Haarlem Arts Theatre Aaron Davis Hall (Theater B), 135th Street and Convent Ave. (Hamilton Heights) Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:00 PM, matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 PM. $30 general admission, $25 seniors, $15 students; $10 with CUNY ID. Opening night tickets July 28 at 7:00 PM are $100 (includes performance and reception; evening dress suggested). Company's website: www.newhaarlemartstheatre.org Box office SMARTTIX (212) 868-4444, www.smarttix.com Running time: 2:30 with intermission. Critics are invited on or after the JULY 28 (7:00 PM show). SUBWAYS #1 to 137th Street; C train to 135th Street or A, D to 145th Street. FREE PARKING is available in the South Campus Parking Lot (enter at 133rd Street and Convent Ave.). New Haarlem Arts Theatre, the new professional theater of CCNY, presents "Sweet Charity," music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon, in a Latino adaptation directed by Julio Agustin. America's favorite Fosse musical is re-envisioned to reflect the changing roles of Latinos in our society.

Swimming at Croton Point Park - Croton Point Park
Through August 19, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

May 26-June 21: open Saturdays, Sundays, and Memorial Day. June 22-Aug. 19: open Wednesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). Swimming is free. Parking $10; $5 with a County Park Pass.

Gold, Jasper, and Carnelian: Johann Christian Neuber at the Saxon Court - Frick Collection
Through August 19, 2012 - New York

Johann Christian Neuber was one of Dresden's most famous goldsmiths. Sometime before 1775 he was named court jeweler to Friedrich Augustus III, elector of Saxony, and in 1785 he was appointed Curator of the Grunes Gewolbe (Green Vault), the magnificent royal collection of Augustus the Strong, the founder of the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory. For more than thirty years, Neuber created small gold boxes, chatelaines, and watchcases decorated with local semiprecious stones such as agate, jasper, and carnelian. He fashioned enchanting landscapes, complex floral designs, and geometric patterns with tiny cut stones, often incorporating Meissen porcelain plaques, cameos, and miniatures. These one-of-a-kind objects, which reflect the Saxon court's interest in both luxury items and the natural sciences, remain prized treasures today, but have never before been shown together in a monographic exhibition. The exhibition aims to shed light on the master's transformative contribution to this art form, incorporating the results of newly performed technical research to answer questions about the dating of Antico's works, his technique, and his development as an innovative artist. Jointly organized by the National Gallery of Art and The Frick Collection, the exhibition opened in the fall of 2011 in Washington, D.C., before traveling to New York City the following spring. The exhibition is curated by Eleonora Luciano, Associate Curator of Sculpture at the National Gallery of Art, in collaboration with Denise Allen, Curator at The Frick Collection. The accompanying catalogue is written by an international team of scholars including Eleonora Luciano, Denise Allen, and Claudia Kryza-Gersch, Curator of Italian Sculpture at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. It will be the first independent monograph in English to focus on the artist and the first comprehensive presentation of his works in color.

Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada's Impossible Conversations at Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 19, 2012 -

The spring 2012 exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. The exhibition, on view from May 10 through August 19, 2012 (preceded on May 7 by The Costume Institute Gala Benefit), explores the striking affinities between these two Italian designers from different eras. Inspired by Miguel Covarrubias's satirical "Impossible Interviews" for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, curators Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton orchestrate conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of the designers' most innovative work. In the galleries, iconic ensembles by Schiaparelli and Prada are presented alongside short videos of simulated conversations between the two designers directed by Luhrmann, focusing on how the women explore similar themes in their work through very different approaches. "Juxtaposing the work of Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada allows us to explore how the past enlightens the present and how the present enlivens the past," said Koda. "The connection of the historic to the modern highlights the affinities as well as the variances between two women who constantly subverted contemporary notions of taste, beauty, and glamour," added Bolton The Met's website includes special, in-depth features on the exhibition: www.metmuseum.org/impossibleconversations. Follow us on Facebook.com/MetMuseum and Twitter.com/MetMuseum to join the conversation about the exhibition and gala benefit. Use #ImpossibleConversations and #MetGala on Twitter.

Hadrian's Wall - Connelly Theater
Through August 19, 2012 - New York

SMALL VICTORIES PRODUCTIONS in association with THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL are pleased to announce the world premiere production of Dani Vetere’s HADRIAN’S WALL, directed by Stephen Cedars. HADRIAN’S WALL will play a limited engagement at Connelly Theater, 220 E 4th Street, New York NY 10009). Performances begin Friday, August 10 and continue through Sunday, August 19.   Ramona is the brilliant archaeologist everyone has their eye on– or at least, she was, before she was accused of looting from a site over a decade ago.  Now her biggest concerns are finishing the Sunday crossword and her growing collection of dusty library books. David is the lawyer, friend and once jealous boyfriend who somehow manages to keep up with her. He considers it his job to keep his rather uncooperative client out of jail and bring her Chinese takeout.   Amy is the young PhD candidate who arrives just wanting to meet this local legend but winds up just wanting to be close to her.  Her passion reminds Ramona what it’s like to want something – and someone. Chuck is a baby triceratops.   In one Greenwich Village apartment, they find love, betrayal, ancient mysteries, and secrets - big ones.  Will Ramona’s ties to the past keep her living in it? Two girls, a guy and a dinosaur. The production stars Laura Siner* as Ramona, Rebecca White* (Off-Broadway’s The Exonerated (director Bob Balaban)) as Amy, and Eric Rolland* as David. *performing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. AEA approved showcase. HADRIAN’S WALL plays the following schedule: Friday August 10 at 6:30 pm Saturday August 11 at Noon Monday August 13 at 7 pm Thurs August 16 at 5:15 pm Sun August 19 at 8:30 pm Tickets are $15 ($18 at the door) and are available July 20 online at www.FringeNYC.org. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater ½ hour prior to performance. Running Time: 90 minutes Connelly Theater, 220 E 4th Street, New York NY 10009 Website: www.Hadrianswallatfringenyc.com/index

Joie de Vivre - Hullaballoo Collective - PS Project Space
Through August 19, 2012 - New York

PS Project Space presents Joie de Vivre, a group exhibition featuring artwork from the Hullaballoo Collective, an eclectic New York City-based group of artists. Hullaballoo Collective first exhibited in the March 2012 Fountain Art Fair at the legendary 69th Regiment Armory, the site of the original 1913 Armory Show in which modern art was first publicly presented in the United States. Seeking Joie de Vivre is a theme in our daily lives as visual artists. Embracing joy, inclusiveness, and unity, while respecting artistic diversity is our collective "work in progress." Hullaballoo Collective artists create work using varied ways of seeing and making; the viewer is then invited to seek connections, associations, unexpected dialogues and individual discoveries in this artistic diversity. In the past, the Salon des Refusés and the Society of Independent Artists helped provide footing for the emerging avant-garde in art by creating opportunities for the public to see their members' work. With the same scrappy energy the Hullaballoo Collective creates its own exhibitions, bringing a blast of fresh work with every showing. Joie de Vivre will feature paintings, prints and sculpture hung salon style, curated cooperatively by the artists in the collective. We exhibit together to celebrate life. We, the Hullaballoo Collective, have taken a leap and offer the summer-in-Chelsea-audience the opportunity to come and see what the Hullaballoo is all about. Artists: Ellen Alt, Cecilia André, Sharon Appel, Marianne Barcellona, Fran Beallor, Richard Brachman, Gulsen Calik, Pamela Casper, Ursula Clark, Barbara Coleman, Yvette Cohen, Colleen Deery, Molly DiGrazia, John Erianne, Patricia Fabricant, Robin Feld, Elaine Forrest, Robin Gaynes-Bachman, Beth Giacummo, Theresa Greenberg, Norma Greenwood, Bette Klegon Halby, Sarah Haviland, Aimee Hertog, Eileen Hoffman, Sandra Indig, JORDAN!™, Robin M Jordan, Bernard Klevickas, Melissa Kraft, Liz-N-Val, Barbara Lubliner, Janie Milstein, Adrienne Moumin, Nancy Nikkal, CJ Nye, Nancy Oliveri, Walter O'Neill, Cade Pemberton, Elisa Pritzker Jeffrey Allen Price, Peggi Pugh, Jacqueline Rada, Julie Scott, Joyce Silver, Regina Silvers, Cigdem Tankut, Linda Tharp, Shira Toren, Grazia Vita

Summer Exhibitions At Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through August 21, 2012 - New York City

Agora Gallery's Exquisite Exhibits Are a Breath of Fresh Air in the Summer Heat. Come to Agora Gallery to enjoy exhibitions which will add a refreshing, revitalizing spark of inspiration to your day. Interpretive Realms will introduce you to new universes which come to life within the confines of the artwork, yet spread their influence beyond and into the minds of the receptive viewer. The work in The Rhythm of Color celebrates the vibrant, lyrical pulse that judicious and elegant use of hue brings to art and our experience of it. In Degrees of Abstraction, concepts are explored through the lens of lively imaginations, leading to images which are as lovely as they are intriguing. The exhibitions begin on July 31, 2012 and run until August 21, 2012. The opening reception will take place on August 2, 2012, 6PM-8PM. Entrance is free and art lovers are enthusiastically encouraged to attend. Exhibition Dates: July 31, 2012 – August 21, 2012 Reception: Thursday, August 2, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/8_2_2012.aspx Featured Artists: Interpretive Realms Philippe Aoun Deladoëy ("PAoun") | Malcolm Baroway | Bibi Davidson | Pia Erlandsson | Rubén Gómez Masip | Thomas Maes | Umeko Okano | Fabrizio Pinzi | Shyamala Rao | Sahi | Tony Taylor | Maurizio Yorck The Rhythm of Color Patricia Brintle | Sarah Cousineau | Katherine DuTremble | Nada Herman | Julia Ismambetova | Roland Morin | Ingrid Roth | Paul Satheesh Degrees of Abstraction Paul Brotherton | Gail Elwell | Beth Gandy | Gary W. Hinsche | Kushlani Jayasinha | Darryn Marshall | Sandra Mueller-Dick | Gianni Renna | Kiko Sobrino | Laurence Steenbergen Interviews with the artists and high resolution images are available upon request. About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

Wilton Library's Medieval Summer Nights Read - Wilton Library
Through August 22, 2012 - Wilton

For this summer reading program, children of all ages enjoy crafts, story times, large group programs, and small group programs as well as movies. For the Knights Read Challenge, kids are encouraged to read 40 picture/early reader books or 4,000 pages over the summer and keep a reading log of their age appropriate books. Those who complete the quest will be knighted by the Royal Court at the festival at the end of the summer. Knights will receive a T-shirt. Registration required in-person. Program runs through August 22.

SummerStage Kids - New York City Parks
Through August 22, 2012 -

City Parks Foundation has announced the 2012 launch of SummerStage Kids, New York City's unique, interactive family festival presenting more than 95 free performing arts events at 36 locations citywide. This free festival will run from June 10 to Aug. 22, exposing New York City youth to the world of arts and culture through a vast and diverse collection of engaging entertainment. The festival will feature artists specializing in dance and include a wide range of music such as classical, rock, Latin, jazz, and soul. The event will also encompass storytellers, theater, contemporary circus, juggling, poetry, and puppetry. With a focus on international culture, the performances will introduce the city's youth to the diversity of New York City. The series is made possible through the support of Disney. SummerStage Kids is also offering its first ever series of expanded day programs. Families are invited to come early to enjoy a full day of family entertainment, and adults are invited to stay for an evening concert and film. For more information on the evening adult programs, visit summerstage.org.

Summer Author Readings in the Park - Central Park, Cedar Hill
Through August 22, 2012 - Upper East Side

Author readings of books in the "Max the Shelter Dog" and "Max P. Productions" series will take place every Wednesday during the summer in Central Park on top Cedar Hill by the bench at Fifth Ave. and E. 79th St. Enter on the southwest corner of. E 79th St. and Fifth Ave. After the reading, each child will receive an activity sheet that has coloring and a puzzle. Bring a blanket, relax, and listen to a short story. Free for all. Ages 4-7.

Free Kid's Concert Series in Downtown Brooklyn - Albee Square
Through August 23, 2012 - Brooklyn

Free summer concert series for kids presented by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and the Fulton Mall Improvement Association. This Downtown Brooklyn family fun runs Thursday mornings, bi-weekly from May through August. The schedule of performers can also be found at: http://www.dbpartnership.org/dobusiness/improvement/fultonmall/AlbeeSquare Bi-weekly, May 31 – August 23 10:00 - 11:00 AM - May 31: Astrograss - June 14: Jah Pan - June 28: Dog on Fleas - July 12: Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz with Hayes Greenfield - July 26: Ernie & Neal - August 9: Fuzzy Lemons - August 23: Aly Sunshine - Funkytown Playground Albee Square on Fulton Mall Fulton St. & Bond Street Downtown Brooklyn (Across from Cookies department store)

Faraway Places - Stamford Art Association Townhouse Gallery
Through August 23, 2012 - Stamford

This is a multimedia show featuring 35 artists representing real or imaginary places. July 20 through Aug. 23.

August Adventure - Genesis Tree of Life Yoga and Wellness center
Through August 23, 2012 - Forest Hills

Young children ages 3-5 can enjoy Movement Adventure- Mondays and Thursdays from 4-5pm. Singing and stories paired with .movement to develop fine and major motor skill. At each class the kids will go through a story-themed obstacle course where they must walk on tip toes, jump over things, skip, and gather items. Each class ends with a few rounds of Freeze Dance to burn up any energy. Children ages 5-7 can enjoy Imagination Dance Mondays and Thursdays 5-6pm. Students learn the basic of jazz and ballet integrated with basic yoga to stretch and develop strength. Imagery is used to keep them engaged and master the details each style. They will learn a short routine combining all the movements taught in that day’s class. As a treat each class ends with Freeze Dance so they can just move.

Otter Spot - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through August 24, 2012 - Stamford

Discover the secret lives of North American River Otters with the center's otter keepers as they feed Edie and Bert lunch. Stick around after feeding for a question and answer period. Participate in interactive games and activities. Monday-Friday through August 24.

Green Teens - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 2

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