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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 18, 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 18. 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 18, 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.

Summer Music Series - Bowline Point Park
August 18, 2011 - Haverstraw

Haverstraw's summer music series continues with The Skyline Drive Orchestra. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for this twilight show. For more information about the band, visit www.skylinedriveorchestra.com.

Music in the Garden - Hopper House Art Center
August 18, 2011 - Nyack

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

Paint a Cupcake Planter - Cupcake Corner Too
August 18, 2011 - Garden City

Kids will paint and personalize planters, then plant flowers to take home. Storytime and/or games, dancing, and lunch are included in this session. Registration and full advance payment are required. Discounts available.

Anime, Reading and Gaming Club for Teens and Tweens - Somers Library
August 18, 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.

Bookworm Wednesdays -Free Movies - Commack Multiplex Cinemas
August 18, 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 - Franklin Square
August 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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.

Ronald McDonald - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
August 18, 2011 - Garnerville

Ronald McDonald and his big red shoes will bring magic, games and surprises for kids of all ages.

Ronald McDonald - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
August 18, 2011 - Haverstraw

Ronald McDonald and his big red shoes will bring magic, games and surprises for kids of all ages.

My Emperors New Clothes - Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts
August 18, 2011 - Sugar Loaf

Teen thespians with this well-known Orange County theater company present a delightful new version of the classic children's tale about an Emperor and his request to have his clothes made of the finest cloth for a very special parade. The performance will take place in the complex' Wharf Theatre by the Lake, a completely enclosed tent. Bring lunch for a picnic on the lawn before or after a performance.

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.

The Jumpers Band - West Hampton Beach Village Green
August 18, 2011 - West Hampton Beach

The band plays rhythm and blues, jazz, standards and original compositions.

Park Play - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 and Pier 6 playgrounds
August 18, 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 18, 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!

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
August 18, 2011 - Stony Point

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

Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 18, 2011 - Crown Heights

Discover how diverse life really is under the sea by exploring animals up close and personal.

Feeding Frenzy - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 18, 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 18, 2011 - Crown Heights

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

Library Live 2011: Singable Stories - A Musical Journey Through Books - The Field Library
August 18, 2011 - Peekskill

Award-winning songwriters Beth & Scott Bierko take you around the world with them.

Block Party - Paint the Town Pink! - Downtown Mamaroneck Village
August 18, 2011 - Mamaroneck

Stroll the open streets (closed to vehicle traffic), visit local eateries and shops, enjoy the music, games, face painting and family fun. Sponsored by Mamaroneck Shares, proceeds support At Home on the Sound, Keep aBreast, Mamaroneck EMS, and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

Thrilling Thursdays! - Yonkers Public Library, Will Branch
August 18, 2011 - Yonkers

Stories and crafts from India for children 7 years and older. Please call 914-337-1500, x306 to register.

August Open House - Sunflower Kidz Daycare
August 18, 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 18, 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.

Jamie Baum and Yard Byard: The Jaki Byard Project - Levitt Pavilion
August 18, 2011 - Westport

This quintet consisting of the flute, sax, clarinet, guitar, bass and drums plays the music of the late pianist, composer Jaki Byard.

Healing Circle - The Family Wellness Center
August 18, 2011 - Plainview

The Healing Circle encourages balance of body, mind, and spirit by using a natural energy healing and relaxation technique involving light touch. The treatment is ideal for all ages and participants report reduced anxiety and stress, pain relief, and increased energy. Light refreshments will be served.

Dinner Talk - La Famiglia Restaurant
August 18, 2011 - Plainview

Discover a life free of back and neck pain, herniated disks, sciatica and more. Learn why doctors, chiropractors, and therapists recommend this all natural spinal rejuvenation therapy.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
August 18, 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 18, 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: Samba New York!

Movies Under the Stars: Grown Ups - Cunningham Park
August 18, 2011 - Queens

Enjoy a funny, family flick in Cunningham Park. The PG 13-rated Grown Ups features an all-star cast including funnymen Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, and Rob Schneider. There is free popcorn for those who arrive early.

Feathered Family Fun - Long Island Children's Museum
August 18, 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: Toy Story 3 - East River State Park
August 18, 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 18, 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!

Artists' Circle - Wave Hill
August 18, 2011 - Bronx

Capture the beauty of Wave Hill's landscape through the medium of your choice in these drop-in, open-air studio sessions. Wave Hill provides easels; you bring paper or canvas, and art-making materials. All levels are welcome, and new artists are encouraged to attend. There will be a facilitated critique at each session. Artists' Circle takes place in good weather only.

A Jew Grows in Brooklyn - Queens Theatre in the Park
August 18, 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.

Parks' Outdoors Summer Movies: Madagascar - Herbert Von King Cultural Recreation Center
August 18, 2011 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

Enjoy Madagascar on the lawn with your family and friends. Bring some chairs or blankets to sit back and relax while you watch a movie in the great outdoors.

ADHD Parent Training 'Intensive 4-Session Summer School' - Office of Elaine Lerner
August 18, 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 18, 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 18, 2011 - Farmingdale

Enjoy an evening of music, inflatables, and games.

Annual Latino Music by the Sea - Seaside Summer Concert Series
August 18, 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.

Cheap Trick with the Rattlers - Seaside Summer Concert Series
August 18, 2011 - Coney Island

Gothamist.com had the nerve to call Cheap Trick "Dad Rock." If that's the case, why, then, does their audience overspill with twenty-somethings and h-word types. Judging by the number of toddlers and elementary age kids wearing electric guitars and that pleasant Rolling Stone tongue on their shirts, it's okay to rawk with mommy and daddy--they just seem a little weird.

Summer Days- Art Space for Children - Nassau County Museum of Art
August 18, 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.

Pilates Teacher Training Open House - Equinox Fitness
August 18, 2011 - Woodbury

Equinox Fitness offers an opportunity to develop a career as a Pilates instructor. Find out about Pilates Teaching Certification during the Open House.

FREE- Concert Party - Journey Tribute Band - Merrick Road Park
August 18, 2011 - New York

Male ages: all. Female ages: all. Cost: $0.00. Please sign up below for details on where we will meet. This free informal event takes place at Merrick Road Park. So come on down, make some new friends, listen to some great JOURNEY music. Our host will introduce you to the other single participants in attendance. BYOB and bring your own food/beach chair. The event is open to all ages and is not gender balanced. Parking is free at Jones Beach after 6 PM

Concerts on the Green Series--The Jumpers Band - West Hampton Beach Village Green
August 18, 2011 - Westhampton Beach

Hear classic and original jazz and blues under the night sky.

Poetry in the Park - West Harlem Piers Park
August 18, 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.

Design a Rocket Ship - Children's Museum of Manhattan
August 18, 2011 - Manhattan

Museum visitors can use different shapes to create their own model rocket ship.

Modern Masters: Sonia Delaunay - Children's Museum of Manhattan
August 18, 2011 - Manhattan

Kids ages 5 and older can get inspired by artist Sonia Delaunay's colorful geometric paintings. They'll then use rulers and compasses to draw arches and bisecting lines to create their own geo-masterpiece.

Tech for Tots: Learning with Sounds - Sony Wonder Technology Lab
August 18, 2011 - Manhattan

Toddlers discover some of the basic functions of a computer and explore different everyday sounds, leaving with a CD recording of their own voice. Reservations for one child and one adult can be made beginning August 15 by calling 212-833-8100.

Criss-Crossing Borders: The Panama Suitcase Show - George Bruce Library
August 18, 2011 - Manhattan

Jaguars prowl, monkeys howl, and a sea turtle saves a fisherman in this delightful series of tales inspired by Arm-of-the-Sea's travels in Central America. This show portrays the kinship ties between animals and humans and between people living on opposite sides of a border. Presented in Spanish and English.

Presley & Melody - Fort Washington Library
August 18, 2011 - Manhattan

An interactive concert featuring upbeat, danceable childrens' music by this songwriter/musician duo.

Infant-Child CPR - South Nassau Communities Hospital
August 18, 2011 - Baldwin

The Dan and Conrad Show - New Amsterdam Library
August 18, 2011 - Manhattan

A program of ventriloquism, comedy, magic, and audience participation for children ages 5-12.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
August 18, 2011 - White Plains

Join Toe every Thursday morning for stories and singing.

It's National Cupcake Day! - Barnes & Noble Yonkers Central Plaza
August 18, 2011 - White Plains

Celebrate National Cupcake Day with some mouth-watering stories and a special "cupcake" decorating craft.

Hands-On Learning: Arts and Crafts! - Barnes & Noble Bay Plaza
August 18, 2011 - Bronx

At this special event in Educational Toys & Games, children ages 4 to 7 will make their own sock puppets. Children ages 8 to 12 will create twirled paper masterpieces with Klutz curling paper.

Earring Making - John C. Hart Memorial Library
August 18, 2011 - Shrub Oak

Make earrings for yourself and for a Battered Women's Shelter. Optional: bring any old bead jewelry that you can recycle into earrings, and any jewelry-making tools. Limited to 25 participants. Registration required.

FACE TO FACE SERIES - MMAC THEATER
Through August 18, 2011 - NYC

A pre-performance event suitable for children and families to discover the magic of the Ajkun Ballet Theate company behind the scenes introduced by Dr. Chiara Ajkun presenting works by choerographers Leonard Ajkun and Ellen Sinopoli and excerpts from Sleeping Beauty.

Face to Face Series - MMAC Theater
August 18, 2011 - Manhattan

At this pre-performance event, children and families can discover the behind-the-scenes magic of the Ajkun Ballet Theatre company, introduced by Dr. Chiara Ajkun and presenting the works of choreographers Leonard Ajkun, Ellen Sinopoli, and excerpts from "The Sleeping Beauty."

Toy Story 3 - North Hempstead Beach Park
August 18, 2011 - Port Washington

Come to an old-fashioned drive-in movie. Sit in your car and watch this Oscar-award winning animated film, starring the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen.

Summer Extravaganza - Fun Craft
August 18, 2011 - Scarsdale

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

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys - David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
August 18, 2011 - Manhattan

The band is called Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys. The guy in the middle holds a button-box that squeezes like an accordion, but shouts hallelujah like a big brass band. The fiddle cracks wise and warm, the guitar falls off the edge of the earth, and the rhythm section purrs. It all flows as a smooth groove, topped with three heartfelt voices harmonizing in 17th-century French from the sub-tropics. Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys began more than 20 years ago. Their clean and cohesive performance of Cajun French music from the backwaters of Southwest Louisiana propelled them into the world music limelight early on, and by their third release had garnered them a Grammy nomination, with a second nomination in 2004, and another in 2009. For more artist information, visit www.mamouplayboys.com.

2011 Sunset Concert Series - Nautical Mile Esplanade
August 18, 2011 - Freeport

Grab your chair and come out and rock to the rhythms of Druumatics featuring West African rhythms, and Train of Thought featuring rock and soul music. The event is sponsored by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport.

"Abracadabra: Reading is Magic!" - Ottendorfer Library
August 18, 2011 - Manhattan

In this 60-minute magic show packed with audience participation, professional children's magician Evan Paquette encourages families to discover their own magic in books. Paquette will reveal some of his secrets in a hands-on workshop after the show, and then suggest books kids can read to learn even more magic tricks. Paquette holds a Master's Degree in Educational Theater from New York University and has taught children in grades K-12. Evan's magic has been featured on television and across the tri-state area for more than 10 years.

Somebody's in the Doghouse - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
August 18, 2011 - New York

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.

Cisne Negro - Joyce Theater
Through August 20, 2011 -

Founded by Artistic Director Hulda Bittencourt in 1977, Cisne Negro Dance Company stays true to its Brazilian roots while adhering to a classic modern dance style that is "admirably disciplined and wildly energetic." (The New York Times). For its Joyce season, the first since 2005, the company will present an eclectic program that includes Flock, an exotic take on Stravinsky's Firebird and Sabiá, a classic Cisne Negro piece that premiered in 1988 and features a divine combination of pointe shoes and contemporary movement performed to music created by Tom Jobim and Chico Buarque de Holanda, renowned Brazilian composers. As a special treat, ABT principal Marcelo Gomes appears in both Sabiá and in a solo work.

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.

'' - Theater for the New City
Through August 20, 2011 - New York

"" (world premiere) written and directed by Claire Moodey, animations and set design by Lotte Marie Allen and Claire Moodey. Cino Theater - Sunday, August 14 at 2:00PM; Monday, August 15 at 9:00PM; Wednesday, August 17 at 7:00PM; Friday, August 19 at 7:00PM; Saturday, August 20 at 7:00PM. Running Time: 50 minutes | Tickets $12 - "" is a radio play silent movie. A multimedia theater piece with puppets and animation, it is inspired by Italo Calvino's novel "Invisible Cities." The seated audience is invited wander through the map of consciousness, riding the sine waves conducted by characters named Our Man of the World and the Girl with a Backpack. Claire Moodey, author and director, grew up in Erie, PA and attended Bard College where she studied Theater. She has worked as a farm hand, electrician, dry stone wall builder, archeologist, and puppeteer in California, Vermont, France, Scotland, and Jordan. Last year she moved to Brooklyn and her recent credits include "The Escape Artist" at P.S. 122 (video performance, P.A.), "Canned Ham" at Dixon Place (lighting design), Bread and Puppet Theater's adaptation of Monteverdi's "The Return of Ulysses" at Theater for the New City (vocalist, puppeteer) and "My Mother," a performance piece at St. Cecilia's Convent. She has also performed the Herald in "Marat/Sade," "The Ruffian on the Stair," and was a core member of the collaborative theatre company The Blushing Players. Lotte Marie Allen (puppets and animation) is an artist as well as part-time printmaker, art teacher, opera liaison, artist assistant and model. She makes installations, stop-motion animations, scented stuffed animals, photographs, imaginary landscapes, woodcuts, lithographs and drawings. Right now she is working on textile and animation projects in her studio with the Montrose Arts Initiative in Brooklyn, NY. She is a graduate of Bard College.

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.

I Don't Have A Title Yet! - Theater for the New City
Through August 21, 2011 - New York

"I Don't Have a Title Yet!" (world premiere) by Regina Nejman. (DANCE) Johnson Theater - Sunday, August 14 at 5:00PM; Tuesday, August 16 at 7:00PM; Thursday, August 18 at 7:00PM; Saturday, August 20 at 2:00PM; Sunday, August 21 at 5:00PM. Running Time: 45-60 minutes | Tickets: $15. Not having a title and a concept is the guiding force of this piece, where stream of consciousness evokes unexpected desires and motivation. The work is derived and driven by its four inhabitants and follows a kinetic logic supported by eclectic compositions including Bach, Brazilian pop and Mio Morales' deconstructed sounds as well as text created in collaboration with the dancers. The overall effect is a reflection on the collapse of systems and relationships through the exploration of uncertainty, waiting, mischief and creation. By mixing the various influences that inspire her choreography, Regina Nejman has created a fresh work which stimulates audiences to think, feel and to question these turbulent times. The New York Times (Jennifer Dunning) called Regina Nejman "a modern-dance choreographer with a piquant imagination and visual sense to match." She grew up in Rio de Janeiro and is based in New York, where she has been creating her own choreography since 1993 and founded her own company in 1997. Her company has toured in Brazil twice and she has been presented at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Joyce SoHo, Symphony Space, New York International Fringe Festival (where she was awarded the 2005 outstanding choreography award), DNA, DTW's Fresh Tracks, Merce Cunningham Studio, and more. She has received support from The Greenwall Foundation, Puffin Foundation, LMCC/ MCAF; Meet the Composer, MFTA; space grants from 92nd St Y, Queens Museum of Art, Abrons Arts Center, and Joyce Theater Residency. Nejman has received commissions from Princeton University, The Yard, NJCU and most recently received a Mondo Cane Commisssion from Dixon Place, where she premiered "Annette." Nejman received her BA from SUNY/ Empire State College in 1998. She was as a teaching artist for HAI and was a guest artist at Princeton University, Wesleyan University, and was an adjunct teacher at NJCU. She taught master classes at NYU Common Hour Class, Harvard Summer Dance, and LaGuardia Performing Arts High School. As a dancer, she has worked with Donald Byrd/ The Group, Ze' eva Cohen, Sean Curran, Des Moines Ballet and Bat-Dor Dance Company, among others. http://reginanejmancompany.blogspot.com/

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).

AFRICAN DIASPORA INTERNATIONAL SUMMER FILM SERIES - The Riverside Theatre inside the Riverside Church
Through August 21, 2011 - New York

6:30PM Opening Reception followed by film- Price $20. 7:30PM Scheherazade, Tell me a Story. Talkback after the screening. Directed by Yousry Nasrallah, Egypt, 2009; 134 mins. In Arabic with English subtitles A surprising, engrossing and thoughtful film about modern gender politics in Egypt, Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story is a sharp observation of Egyptian society, using the classic Arabian Nights framework of a story within a story. Scheherazade, Tell me a Story will also screen the following dates - Sat 8/13 @ 8pm; Sun 8/14 @ 4pm; Mon 8/15 @ 7pm; Tue 8/16 @ 7pm; Wed 8/17 @ 7pm; Thu 8/18 @ 7pm; Fri 8/19 @ 8pm; Sat 8/20 @ 8pm; Sun 8/21 @ 1pm. SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 3:30PM Afro-Latino Music – double feature: Sons of Benkos 2003, Colombia/France, 52 mins An entertaining documentary that explores the African culture of Colombia through music. The film presents the music of the "sons of Benkos," the descendants of Benkos, one of the most important Black leaders in the fight for freedom during the time of slavery in Colombia. Susana Baca: Memoria Viva Directed by Mark Dixon, 2003, Peru/Belgium, 54mins, in Spanish with English subtitles Susana Baca is not only a champion in the performance and preservation of Afro-Peruvian heritage, but also an elegant singer whose shimmering voice sings of love, loss and life. xxxxxxxxxxx SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 6:00 PM Fire in Babylon Directed by Stevan Riley, 2009, UK, 87 mins The breathtaking story of how the West Indies triumphed over its colonial masters through the achievements of one of the most gifted teams in sporting history - the West Indian cricketers. This is their story, told in their own words. Fire in Babylon will also screen on Sun, Aug 14 @ 2:00pm xxxxxxxxxxx FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 6:00 PM The Loves of a Zombie, Presidential Candidate NY Premiere Talk Back after the screening Directed by Arnold Antonin, 2009, Haiti, 90 mins, In Creole with English subtitles -.A weirdly hilarious and provocative social commentary on Haiti’s corrupted politicians and resilient population, The loves of a Zombie, Presidential Candidate is FESPACO 2011’s winner of the Paul Roberson Award for the Best Diaspora Film. xxxxxxxxxxx SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 3:30PM David is Dying NY Premiere Directed by Stephen Lloyd Jackson, 2011, UK, 90 mins. David is Dying is a multidimensional story of a man torn between love and sex in contemporary London. A young, successful hedge fund manager has just been told that he is HIV positive. He is informed of the possibility that his unborn child could also be infected and so too the child’s mother, his long-term fiancée, Carla. Winner "Best Director" & "Best Actor" at the American Black Film Festival 2011. Talk Back after the screening with Director. xxxxxxxxxx SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 5:30PM Directors on Directing Directed by Jamel Wade, 2009, USA, 100 mins A look at the development of filmmaking and its contribution to the social and political times form the perspective of Black filmmakers, featuring candid interviews with Lawrence Hilton Jacobs, Robert Townsend, Bill Duke, Fred Williamson, Melvin Van Peebles and other industry leaders. Panel discussion after the screening with Woodie King, Jr. and Carol Bush. xxxxxxxxxxx Sunday, August 21 3:45PM Bouncing Cats - Price $20 Directed by Nabil Elderkin, 2010, US/Uganda, 75 mins The inspiring story of one man's attempt to create a better life for the children of Uganda using the unlikely tool of hip-hop with a focus on b-boy culture and breakdance. This multiple award winning film features narration by Common and interviews with Mos Def, Will.I.Am, and K'Naan. Film followed by breakdance/hip-hop performance by Rhapsody James and reception. LOCATION: The Riverside Theatre inside the Riverside Church 91 Claremont Ave, main floor, New York, NY 10027 Tell: 212.870.6784 TICKETS: $20 for Opening and Closing Event; $10 General Admission; $8 for Students and seniors 3 Ways to Purchase Tickets: In Person: 91 Claremont Ave, main floor By Train - #1 to 116th & Columbia Univ. By Bus - M4, M104, M60 to 120th & Broadway Box Office Hours Thursday-Saturday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Online: Please go to the event you’re interested in and click “Buy Tickets” By Phone: 212.870.6784 212 864 1760 DVDs of films from Africa and the African Diaspora will be on sale at the venue. $15 per DVD; $25 for 2 DVD; $35 for three DVD and $10 for each additional DVD. (please note we accept cash only.) The Riverside Theatre website: http://theriversidetheatre.org/programs.php?p=african African Diaspora Film Festival website: http://nyadff.org/Riverside_11.htm

"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.

AFRICAN DIASPORA INTERNATIONAL SUMMER FILM SERIES AUG 12-21 - The Riverside Theatre inside the Riverside Church
Through August 21, 2011 - New York

AFRICAN DIASPORA INTERNATIONAL SUMMER FILM SERIES AUG 12-21 FRIDAY, AUGUST 12 6:30PM Opening Reception followed by film- Price $20 7:30PM Scheherazade, Tell me a Story Talkback after the screening. Directed by Yousry Nasrallah, Egypt, 2009; 134 mins. In Arabic with English subtitles A surprising, engrossing and thoughtful film about modern gender politics in Egypt, Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story is a sharp observation of Egyptian society, using the classic Arabian Nights framework of a story within a story. Scheherazade, Tell me a Story will also screen the following dates Sat 8/13 @ 8pm Sun 8/14 @ 4pm Mon 8/15 @ 7pm Tue 8/16 @ 7pm Wed 8/17 @ 7pm Thu 8/18 @ 7pm Fri 8/19 @ 8pm Sat 8/20 @ 8pm Sun 8/21 @ 1pm xxxxxxxxxxx SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 3:30PM Afro-Latino Music – double feature: Sons of Benkos Directed by Silva Lucas, 2003, Colombia/France, 52 mins, In Spanish with English subtitles An entertaining documentary that explores the African culture of Colombia through music. The film presents the music of the "sons of Benkos," the descendants of Benkos, one of the most important Black leaders in the fight for freedom during the time of slavery in Colombia. Susana Baca: Memoria Viva Directed by Mark Dixon, 2003, Peru/Belgium, 54mins, in Spanish with English subtitles Susana Baca is not only a champion in the performance and preservation of Afro-Peruvian heritage, but also an elegant singer whose shimmering voice sings of love, loss and life. xxxxxxxxxxx SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 6:00 PM Fire in Babylon Directed by Stevan Riley, 2009, UK, 87 mins The breathtaking story of how the West Indies triumphed over its colonial masters through the achievements of one of the most gifted teams in sporting history - the West Indian cricketers. This is their story, told in their own words. Fire in Babylon will also screen on Sun, Aug 14 @ 2:00pm xxxxxxxxxxx FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 6:00 PM The Loves of a Zombie, Presidential Candidate NY Premiere Talk Back after the screening Directed by Arnold Antonin, 2009, Haiti, 90 mins, In Creole with English subtitles - A weirdly hilarious and provocative social commentary on Haiti’s corrupted politicians and resilient population, The loves of a Zombie, Presidential Candidate is FESPACO 2011’s winner of the Paul Roberson Award for the Best Diaspora Film. xxxxxxxxxxx SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 3:30PM David is Dying NY Premiere Directed by Stephen Lloyd Jackson, 2011, UK, 90 mins. David is Dying is a multidimensional story of a man torn between love and sex in contemporary London. A young, successful hedge fund manager has just been told that he is HIV positive. He is informed of the possibility that his unborn child could also be infected and so too the child’s mother, his long-term fiancée, Carla. Winner "Best Director" & "Best Actor" at the American Black Film Festival 2011. Talk Back after the screening with Director. xxxxxxxxxx SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 5:30PM Directors on Directing Directed by Jamel Wade, 2009, USA, 100 mins A look at the development of filmmaking and its contribution to the social and political times form the perspective of Black filmmakers, featuring candid interviews with Lawrence Hilton Jacobs, Robert Townsend, Bill Duke, Fred Williamson, Melvin Van Peebles and other industry leaders. Panel discussion after the screening with Woodie King, Jr. and Carol Bush. xxxxxxxxxxx Sunday, August 21 3:45PM Bouncing Cats - Price $20 Directed by Nabil Elderkin, 2010, US/Uganda, 75 mins The inspiring story of one man's attempt to create a better life for the children of Uganda using the unlikely tool of hip-hop with a focus on b-boy culture and breakdance. This multiple award winning film features narration by Common and interviews with Mos Def, Will.I.Am, and K'Naan. Film followed by breakdance/hip-hop performance by Rhapsody James and reception. LOCATION: The Riverside Theatre inside the Riverside Church 91 Claremont Ave, main floor, New York, NY 10027 Tell: 212.870.6784 TICKETS: $20 for Opening and Closing Event; $10 General Admission; $8 for Students and seniors Box Office Hours Thursday-Saturday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 3 Ways to Purchase Tickets: In Person: 91 Claremont Ave, main floor By Train - #1 to 116th & Columbia Univ. By Bus - M4, M104, M60 to 120th & Broadway Online: Please go to the event you’re interested in and click “Buy Tickets” By Phone: 212.870.6784 212 864 1760 DVDs of films from Africa and the African Diaspora will be on sale at the venue. $15 per DVD; $25 for 2 DVD; $35 for three DVD and $10 for each additional DVD. (please note we accept cash only.) The Riverside Theatre website: http://theriversidetheatre.org/programs.php?p=african African Diaspora Film Festival website: http://nyadff.org/Riverside_11.htm

'Just Sex' - Theater for the New City
Through August 22, 2011 - New York

"Just Sex" (world premiere) written by Brandt Johnson, directed by Alex Kilgore. Johnson Theater - Sunday, August 14 at 2:00PM; Monday, August 15 at 9:00PM; Wednesday, August 17 at 7:00PM; Saturday, August 20 at 7:00PM; Monday, August 22 at 7:00PM. Running Time: 90 minutes | Tickets: $15. Katherine and William are married to each other and are in lust with other people. Can they follow their erotic impulses without violating their vows? In the online era, does betrayal begin with mere pixels on a screen, or only once flesh touches flesh? Instead of suppressing their desires, or acting on them surreptitiously, Katherine and William make the perilous decision to open their marriage. Sex with others is okay, they agree, as long as it is just sex. But as they grapple with how to keep love intact amid extracurricular escapades, they confront frequent and often comical reminders that "just sex" can be hard to find. What starts as a simple exercise in physical release becomes a complex challenge to the couple's notions of normalcy, love, and marital fidelity. "Just Sex" is Brandth Johnson's second play to be produced. He performed his first play, a solo show called "Give and Go: Learning from Losing to the Harlem Globetrotters," at FringeNYC 2007 and again at the Metropolitan Playhouse in 2010. He later worked as an investment banker, played professional basketball in Europe, and played on tour against the Harlem Globetrotters. Johnson now writes and acts and has appeared in numerous New York City productions, including Blue Light Theater Company's "The Pitchfork Disney" (Off-Broadway); Walt Disney's workshop of "Hoopz," directed by Savion Glover and Kenny Leon; and the workshop of "Joe Fearless" with Matthew Broderick and Rosie Perez. Johnson is a Williams College graduate and has an MBA from New York University. www.brandtjohnson.com Alex Kilgore, as Founding Artistic Director of he stageFARM, an Off-Broadway company, conceived, commissioned and directed both 2008's SPIN series (Gina Gionfriddo, Elizabeth Meriwether, Adam Rapp, Mark Schultz, and Judith Thompson) and 2007's VENGEANCE series (Neena Beber, Ron Fitzgerald, Gina Gionfriddo, Julian Sheppard, and Francine Volpe). He also directed the world premiere of David Folwell's "Drug Buddy for the stageFARM at Cherry Lane and produced Off-Broadway premieres of Elizabeth Meriwether's "Oliver Parker!," Mark Schultz's "The Gingerbread House," and Gina Gionfriddo's "U.S. Drag." Off-Broadway acting credits include the US premieres of David Folwell's "Boise," Philip Ridley's "The Pitchfork Disney" (Blue Light Theater Co.), "Refuge" by Jessica Goldberg, and "Lost Highway" (as Hank Williams). Film credits include "Fever" (1999 Directors' Fortnight Cannes), "If I Didn't Care," "High Maintenance," "Cowboy Jesus"…etc. TV credits include "Wonder Showzen," "The City," and "Swift Justice." In 2009, Alex was hired to adapt the classic B noir film "House on Telegraph Hill" for Bill Bannerman (Twilight: Eclipse) to direct. This script, "Unveiled," is in preproduction, and his original screenplay "Texasstyle" starring Henry Thomas, Bill Sage, Didi O'Connell, and Luke Wilson is set up for him to direct with Sweet 180/Lillian LaSalle producing. Kilgore is the President of The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and plays in the band CLAW.

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.

LOVE IN A TUB - La Mama
Through August 25, 2011 - New York

LOVE IN A TUB is a Restoration comedy (ruthlessly stolen from Sir George Etherege) turned rock musical/rock concert about/performed by The Fyddlers, a band of Elizabethan english-speaking fools who accompany their own farcical misadventures with love...in a tub...in spandex. Performances are at LaMama / Ellen Stewart Theatre on Mon 8/15 @ 5:45pm , Wed 8/17 @ 8:30pm, Fri 8/19 @ 4:15pm, Mon 8/22 @ 3:30pm, and Thu 8/25 @ 9:45pm. To purchase tickets or for further information about this FringeNYC production (including photos and music clips) go to www.loveinatub.tumblr.com.

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.

I Light Up My Life: The Mark Sam Celebrity Autobiography - Dixon Place
Through August 26, 2011 - New York

MARK SAM ROSENTHAL PRESENTS Another triumph from the creators of “Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire" I Light Up My Life: The Mark Sam Celebrity Autobiography August 12-26 – Five Performances Fri., Aug.12 @ 5:00pm Sat., Aug. 13 @ 12:00n Wed., Aug. 17 @ 9:15pm Wed., Aug. 24 @ 4:00pm Fri., Aug. 26 @ 7:00pm Venue #5 - Dixon Place 161A Chrystie Street (Rivington & Delancey Streets), New York, NY 10002 The New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC A production of The Present Company August 12th - 28th Tickets: $15-$18. For tickets visit www.FringeNYC.org Visit www.ILightUpMyLife.com for insightful and inappropriate introductory videos posted by Mark Sam in the coming weeks! Mark Sam Rosenthal is tickled to present I Light Up My Life: The Mark Sam Celebrity Autobiography, an over-the-top multi-media presentation of Mark Sam’s 789 page yet to be published homage to his favorite celebrity: himself. Part of the 15th annual New York International Fringe Festival, the production will be held at Venue #5: Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (bet. Rivington & Delancey Streets), New York, NY 10002 for five performances from August 12-26, 2011. Todd Parmley directs a cast of one: Mark Sam Rosenthal, a celebrity. The world's first preemptive celebrity autobiography traces the rise to semi-obscurity of Mark Sam Rosenthal ("one of the city's great comedic storytellers" - Time Out) from his continental origins in the second-grade class French play through an ill-fated onscreen dabbling in the world of adult entertainment to his not-quite-breakout off-Broadway triumph as a cross-dressing, time-traveling Blanche DuBois. Along the way, drugs are taken, delusions are grand, and our celebrity deals inappropriately with his bi-religious identity, 9/11, and a death from AIDS - although not his own. Says Rosenthal of his Amtrak-speed ascendance into the fame orbit, "If I could inspire just one soul with my tale of success that's all I ask - more than one would be too much competition." I Light Up My Life plays for five performances from August 12 through 28. I Light Up My Life: The Mark Sam Celebrity Autobiography is presented by Mark Sam Rosenthal. Producer: Jim Bredeson: Stage Manager: Kate August; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR. Director Todd Parmley is a multi-faceted theatre artist: a director, actor, and educator. In New York, he has directed two episodes of Blair Fell’s hit live epic series, Burning Habits, a workshop production of the award-winning new play, 99 Degrees, and several productions at Stella Adler Studios (NYU). Todd also directed the world premiere productions of 516 (five sixteen) at FringeNYC, For Love of the Boy at Yale University, and Mark Sam Rosenthal’s solo show Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire at FringeNYC, Off Broadway at the SoHo Playhouse, and in Provincetown. Mark Sam Rosenthal is a Baton Rouge native living in New York. The solo show he wrote and performs, Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire, had a nine-week off-Broadway run at New York’s SoHo Playhouse in winter 2009 and a summer run that same year at the Art House Theater in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Blanche originally premiered to sell-out crowds at the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival, where it won the Village Voice Audience Award and an overall festival award for Outstanding Solo Show. Mark Sam has studied and performed improv comedy with the Upright Citizens Brigade and acting with the Atlantic Theatre Company and the Barrow Group. He has done the stand-up and the storytelling thing, and his comedy sketches have been performed on both coasts. He has choreographed and performed award-winning burlesque at Joe’s Pub in New York and been a guest host on Sirius Satellite Radio’s morning drive talk show, OutQ in the Morning. Other writing and performing credits include his first solo show Love Mercy (the PIT), Menage a Trailer (Chicago's Factory Theater), Beyond the Valley of the Switchblade Pussycats (UCBT), and The Indigo Girls vs. George W. Bush (The Cutting Room). Mark Sam works as a freelance writer/producer for Comedy Central and Logo. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.fringenyc.org, by phone at 866.468.7619 up to 24 hours before the show, in person at FringeCENTRAL (1 East 8th Street at Fifth Avenue) from 12n-8pm beginning July 30th. Tickets are $18 at the door and can be purchased 15 minutes before each performance (cash only) at Venue #5: Dixon Place. Venue #5: Dixon Place is located at 161A Chrystie Street (bet. Rivington & Delancey Streets), NYC 10002. Take the “F” train to 2nd Avenue, the “B”/“D” to Grand Street, or the “J”/”Z” to Bowery. Dixon Place features a FringeBAR open weekdays from 6pm-12midnight / weekends from 6pm-1am. The run time is 75 minutes with no intermission.

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