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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on August 4


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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 4, 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 4. 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 04, 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.

Harlem Week 2011 - NYC Economic Development Conference & Expo - Alfred Lerner Hall at Columbia University
August 04, 2011 -

Health, Small Business & Economic Development Seminars in the morning and the afternoon. Health Seminar: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. Small Bus. Seminar: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM. Indoor Expo Time: 10:00AM - 3:00PM.

Summer Music Series - Bowline Point Park
August 04, 2011 - Haverstraw

Haverstraw's summer music series continues with The Jon Bates Band. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for this twilight show and enjoy a wide variety of music including swing, classic country, Latin, and jazz. For more information about the band, visit

Summer Art Adventures - Katonah Museum of Art
August 04, 2011 - Katonah

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

Summer Extravaganza - Fun Craft
August 04, 2011 - Scarsdale

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

Tenn Comic/ Graphic Arts Workshop - Queens Library: Bayside Branch
August 04, 2011 - Bayside

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

Music in the Garden - Hopper House Art Center
August 04, 2011 - Nyack

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

Sugar Cookie Decorating - Cupcake Corner Too
August 04, 2011 - Garden City

Kids will make and decorate sugar cookies, and decorate an apron with fabric paint and other colorful decorative items. Storytime and/or games, dancing, and lunch are included in this session. Registration and full advance payment are required.

Butterfly House - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
August 04, 2011 - Yaphank

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

Anime, Reading and Gaming Club for Teens and Tweens - Somers Library
August 04, 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 04, 2011 - Commack

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

Bookworm Wednesdays -Free Movies - Clearview Cinema - Babylon
August 04, 2011 - Babylon

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

Bookworm Wednesdays -Free Movies - Clearview Cinema - Franklin Square
August 04, 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 04, 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 04, 2011 - New York

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

Close Encounters of the Natural Kind - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
August 04, 2011 - Cold Spring Harbor

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

Preschool Storytime - Haverstras King's Daughters Public Library
August 04, 2011 - Garnerville

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

The Long Island Latino Art Exhibition:Expresiones: Celebrando Arte y Cultura Latina - Briarcliffe College Art Gallery
Through August 04, 2011 - Bethpage

Expresiones: Celebrando Arte y Cultura Latina celebrates the culture of Long Island's Hispanic community while it educates, provokes, and inspires. It will showcase the talent of four local Latino artists. For further informtion, call or email This exhibit runs through August 4.

Broadway in Bryant Park Summer Series - Bryant Park
August 04, 2011 - Manhattan

Stop into the park for performances by cast members of Jersey Boys, The Lion King, Rent, Wicked, and Death Takes a Holiday.

Black Light at Night - Teatown Lake Reservation
August 04, 2011 - Ossining

Join Charlie Roberto as darkness falls to black-light to see splendid creatures of the night. Meet at Cliffdale Farm. Registration required.

Park Play - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 and Pier 6 playgrounds
August 04, 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.

City of Water Day - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 and Pier 6
August 04, 2011 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Join the Park's playground associates for fun, engaging activities for the whole family. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

City of Water Day - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 and Pier 6
August 04, 2011 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Join the Park's playground associates for fun, engaging activities for the whole family. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

City of Water Day - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 and Pier 6
August 04, 2011 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Join the Park's playground associates for fun, engaging activities for the whole family. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

City of Water Day - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 and Pier 6
August 04, 2011 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Join the Park's playground associates for fun, engaging activities for the whole family. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wild Brooklyn at the Discovery Garden - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
August 04, 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!

'The Music Man' Presented by HCJ Teen Drama Group - Holy Child Jesus School
August 04, 2011 - Richmond Hill

Bring the entire family to see the 76 Trombones lead the Big Parade in this staging of the highly acclaimed Broadway musical. Masquerading as a traveling band instructor, "Professor" Harold Hill plans to con the citizens of River City into paying him to create a boys' marching band, including instruments, uniforms and music instruction. Once he has collected their money, he plans to hop the next train out of town, leaving them without their money or a band. Show times: Thursday at 7pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm.

Thirst-Quenchers: Lucious Lassi - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 04, 2011 - Crown Heights

Discover a delicious traditional drink from India! A thick sweet lassi provides relief from heat, not only from the scorching sun, but also from fiery herbs and spices! Blend yummy yogurt and fresh fruit to sample this smooth specialty!

Thirst-Quenchers: Lucious Lassi - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 04, 2011 - Crown Heights

Discover a delicious traditional drink from India! A thick sweet lassi provides relief from heat, not only from the scorching sun, but also from fiery herbs and spices! Blend yummy yogurt and fresh fruit to sample this smooth specialty!

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
August 04, 2011 - Stony Point

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

Super Secret Magic Workshop - Rose Memorial Library
August 04, 2011 - Stony Point

Think your son or daughter could be the next David Copperfield? Bring them to the library for a Super Secret Magic Workshop, where they can learn some tricks of the trade from a practicing magician.

Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 04, 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 04, 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.

One World, Many Crafts - Finkelstein Memorial Library
August 04, 2011 - Spring Valley

Drop in to make a multi-culti craft to take home.

Tales for Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 04, 2011 - Crown Heights

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

Travel Stories - Finkelstein Memorial Library
August 04, 2011 - Spring Valley

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

Library Live 2011: James Durst in Concert - The Field Library
August 04, 2011 - Peekskill

Durst, who has traveled the world with his guitar, will play songs from around the world.

Summertime Stargazers - Old Westbury Gardens
August 04, 2011 - Old Westbury

Grab your flashlights for a twilight summer stroll through the gardens. Later, using homemade telescopes, the Astronomical Society of Long Island will guide you through the galaxies to view the moon and the planets.

ADHD Parent Training 'Intensive 4-Session Summer School' - Office of Elaine Lerner
August 04, 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.

Thrilling Thursdays! - Yonkers Public Library, Will Branch
August 04, 2011 - Yonkers

Native American Sand Painting for children 7 years and older. Please call 914-337-1500, x306 to register.

August Open House - Sunflower Kidz Daycare
August 04, 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 04, 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.

Tony Vacca - Queensbridge Park
August 04, 2011 - Long Island City

By combining elements of traditional African and Afro-Cuban rhythms with the American-born tradition of innovation, the result is a sound that is simultaneously elegant and slamming. Tony Vacca's World Rhythms is powered by a consortium of musicians whose collective skills have created a wide range of programs.

Michael DelGuidice and Big Shot: The Ultimate Billy Joel Experience - George Seuffert Bandshell
August 04, 2011 - Queens

If Bronx-born musician Billy Joel is one of your favorite musicians, head to the George Seuffert Bandshell on August 4 to enjoy a night filled with the sounds of Joel's hits.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
August 04, 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.

August 04, 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: Ray Mantilla Latin Jazz Group.

Feathered Family Fun - Long Island Children's Museum
August 04, 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.

National Circus Project presents 'Solo Circus' - Long Island Children's Museum
August 04, 2011 - Garden City

National Circus Project will introduce everyone to the art of balancing, juggling, clowning, plate spinning and much more in a live stage show.

SummerStarz: How to Train Your Dragon - East River State Park
August 04, 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 04, 2011 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

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

A Jew Grows in Brooklyn - Queens Theatre in the Park
August 04, 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.

Thrilling Thursdays – Farmer Minor and Daisy the Pig - Wilton Public Library
August 04, 2011 - Wilton

Farmer Minor and his famous reading pig Daisy share some fascinating, silly tales. A select few from the audience might even get a kiss from Daisy. Registration required.

86th Annual Westchester County Swimming and Diving Championships - Playland Pool
August 04, 2011 - Rye

Today: Swimming competition. Rain date is July August 5. Participants need not be members of a team, but must pre-register with the Westchester County Swimming Association (WCSA) by calling (914) 864-7086. Sponsored by Westchester County Parks and the WCSA.

Scribble Press Pop-Up Storytime - Riverside Park, Soldiers and Sailors Statue
August 04, 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 04, 2011 - Farmingdale

Enjoy an evening of music, inflatables, and games.

Annual Latino Music by the Sea Concert - Seaside Summer Concert Series
August 04, 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.

Mystery Guest - Seaside Summer Concert Series
August 04, 2011 - Coney Island

We don't know who it is. Neither does Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz. Just show up! How bad can it be?

Get Into It! FREE - Stepping Stones Museum
August 04, 2011 - Norwalk

Dive into water safety with a special story time with Stew Leonard's Stewie the Duck. Free admission.

Summer Days- Art Space for Children - Nassau County Museum of Art
August 04, 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.

Poetry in the Park - West Harlem Piers Park
August 04, 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.

Art Around The World presented by Private Picassos - City Treehouse
August 04, 2011 - Manhattan

Young artists will travel around the world on an artistic journey, exploring two and three-dimensional, multicultural art activities, including Mexican frescos, Pueblo pinch pots, and Aboriginal dot paintings, while developing fine motor skills, visual and verbal vocabularies, and other artistic abilities.

Shadow Silhouette Puppets - Children's Museum of Manhattan
August 04, 2011 - Manhattan

Explore shapes through shadows and decorate your own shadow puppet.

Summer Family Gardening Workshop - Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
August 04, 2011 - Manhattan

Children will learn why gardens were so important during the 18th and 19th centuries through time spent outside in the mansion's historic sunken garden studying nature, planting, and watering seeds. Children will make journals, leaf rubbings, terrariums, and other projects they will get to take home with them at the end of the week. An adult learning partner is required.

Mad. Sq. Kids Concert: Suzi Shelton Band - Madison Square Park
August 04, 2011 - Manhattan

This outdoor concert for kids features playful pop-rock tunes that blend Shelton's insightful songwriting with funky, uptempo rhythms and electronic flourishes.

Outdoor Summer Movie: 'The Goonies' - Sara D. Roosevelt Park
August 04, 2011 - Manhattan

Bring some chairs or blankets to sit back and relax on the lawn while you watch this classic film in the great outdoors.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
August 04, 2011 - White Plains

Join Toe every Thursday morning for stories and singing.

Cuisine of Jose Andres protégé, Azul Chef Joel Huff, Featured at the James Beard House - The James Beard House
August 04, 2011 - New York

Chef Joel Huff, a protégé of Jose Andres and named one of the “Chefs to Watch” by Esquire magazine, will prepare a multi-course dinner at the Beard House inspired by the cuisine he prepares for Azul at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the Time Warner Building. Huff blends Mediterranean and Asian flavors to create dishes that are just as memorable as the breathtaking views of Central Park from his restaurant. As with the more than 200 dinners that take place annually at the Beard House, each unique dish is paired with a different wine. For reservations, call (212) 627-2308 or visit

14th Annual Teen Masters' Bowling Tournament - Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall
August 04, 2011 - Manhattan

Vanderbilt Hall will be transformed into a bowling alley, playing host to the national Teen Masters' championship that will offer $100,000 total in college scholarships. Eight high school-aged boys and girls will compete in the championships, which will include a series of matches spanning two days. The winner of the Grand Championship match on August 4 will receive a college scholarship equal to the national average cost of four years of tuition -- $64,000.

DAYTIME KNITTING GROUP - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
August 04, 2011 - North Salem

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

Four Points by Sheraton “Last Call” Happy Hour - Southwest Porch at Bryant Park
August 04, 2011 - New York

On Aug. 4, Four Points by Sheraton will host a “last call” happy hour at the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visitors will have a chance to enter the Four Points "Win $25K” Facebook contest, enjoy half price beer, wine and cocktails and Foursquare users who check-in will receive a free appetizer from ‘wichcraft. Come early, because Four Points by Sheraton will also be giving away two-night getaways every half hour.

'The Wizard of Oz' under the stars - New Rochelle Library Green
August 04, 2011 - New Rochelle

Watch the 1939 classic on a two-story high screen, out under the stars. A Costume Parade and contest of the best costumes inspired by the movie begins at 8pm, with prizes for numerous age and creativity categories. Film begins at 8:45. Rain location: Ossie Davis Theater, NRPL. Complimentary tickets will be available in the NRPL Lobby at 7 pm.

Andrea Bocelli - Toyota Concert Series on TODAY
August 04, 2011 -

NBC's "Today" has once again assembled the biggest names in music to rock the Plaza during its annual concert series. Fans and visitors are encouraged to come and enjoy the free, live performances every Friday morning. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside the "Today" Window on the World Studio. Location is 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City and suggested arrival is 6am. For full schedule, see

Third Annual Autism Speaks to Young Professionals Summer Gala - Trading Floor of the New York Stock Exchange
August 04, 2011 - Manhattan

An evening of cocktails, music, and hors d'oeuvres for 800 guests that will help educate and raise awareness of autism - the disorder that now affects one in every 110 American children. Individual tickets are $75 or $95 (includes the opportunity to take a photo on the NYSE bell podium). VIP Packages (10 tickets and one reserved table with two premium bottles) are $5,000. Proceeds from ticket sales will help fund research of the causes, prevention, treatments, and a cure for autism. All tickets must be purchased in advance. Contact Justine Benisch at 917-475-5070 or

NYFA Summer Camp: Session 1 - New York Fencing Academy
Through August 05, 2011 -

Level: beginners and 1 year of fencing Age limit: 6 and up Place: NYFA Cost: $450. For NYFA members $400. 1 day cost $100. REGISTER by July 1st – $50 discount Practice time: 10am to 3pm Daily Schedule: 10am -12pm: warm up, stretching, athletic games, footwork 12pm – 1pm: lunch break – you can bring your own lunch, order a delivery or buy it in the store next door 1pm – 3pm: warm up, drills, bladework, bouting Kids must have sneakers and sweat pants All fencing equipment provided Earlier drop off and later pick up is available upon request Please visit our website at for more information or email us at

"Sweet and Stinky" - New York Botanical Garden
Through August 05, 2011 - Bronx

Kids follow their noses to the Family Garden where they'll discover aromatic alliums such as onions and garlic, and herbs like basil and oregano, ripe for summer. Cooking demonstrations tickle taste buds, and green thumbs can pot herbs to take home. Through August 5.

Pilobolus - Joyce Theater
Through August 06, 2011 -

For forty remarkable years, Pilobolus has created and performed work that uses movement to express the beauty of physical and emotional interconnectedness in conflict with the glorious possibility of individual freedom. All this translates into a compelling canon that, through both intelligent humor and melancholy, continually draws audiences to it. The company's special 40th anniversary season features three extraordinary programs that look back in delight — with works like Untitled, a 1975 winner, and Duet, a passionate piece from 1992 — and, at the same time, celebrate the amazing range of more recent endeavors that include startling multimedia initiatives and collaborations with artists representing genres far beyond the realm of dance. The season premieres highlight this amazing diversity — a mind?boggling solo featuring flying robots from MIT's Distributed Robotics Laboratory Flight Team; a rhythmically?propelled work created in collaboration with OK Go, the hot rock n' roll band; and a full?company piece created with Takuya Muramastu, the principal choreographer from Dairakudakan, one of Japan's most intriguing butoh companies.

herStay - Dance Theater Workshop
Through August 06, 2011 -

Monica Emilie Herstad introduces her performance Movers and Shakers – Tangible channeling the existence of nature, a work inspired by Rosmerholm and The Masterbuilder by 19th-century Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen. Movers and Shakers addresses urban life and draws content from the writings themselves. Rosmerholm examines the illusive nature of truth itself, and The Masterbuilder - one of Ibsen's towering achievements - undermines the distinction between reality and fantasy.

Opening of Spring Exhibition: VIsta - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through August 07, 2011 - Long Island City

This exhibition examines the ways that methods of viewing and observation determine the interpretation, assessment, or evaluation of an object or scene. The exhibit includes themes and ideas relating to visual alignment, altered perspectives, and the framing of a site-line or point of view. Visit for more information.

Joel Grey/A New York Life - Museum of the City of New York
Through August 07, 2011 -

Joel Grey/A New York Life examines the enduring impact that performer and photographer Joel Grey and his adopted city have made on each other. Through rare artifacts from his stage and screen career, objects from his personal collection, and his own photography, the exhibition offers a unique look at New York through Grey's eyes. Joel Grey/A New York Life will include posters, playbills, and costume pieces from Grey's iconic productions, combined with a selection of his New York City photographs. Together, they dramatize how the breadth of his artistic work has been nurtured and inspired by his life in New York City. Closed Mon.

Alexander McQueen - Savage Beauty - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 07, 2011 -

The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, celebrates the late Alexander McQueen's extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation, which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. His iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion. The exhibition will feature approximately one hundred ensembles and seventy accessories from Mr. McQueen's prolific nineteen-year career. Drawn primarily from the Alexander McQueen Archive in London, with some pieces from the Givenchy Archive in Paris as well as private collections, signature designs including the 'bumster' trouser, the kimono jacket, and the three-point "origami" frock coat will be on view. McQueen's fashions often referenced the exaggerated silhouettes of the 1860s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1950s, but his technical ingenuity always imbued his designs with an innovative sensibility that kept him at the vanguard.

Family Favorite Chris Rowlands LIVE - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through August 07, 2011 - Bridgeport

Famous for getting everyone involved, Rowlands brings animals to life through kid-friendly songs, dance, puppets, and colorful props.

Family Favorite Chris Rowlands LIVE - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through August 07, 2011 - Bridgeport

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! July 25 – August 7: Family Favorite Chris Rowlands LIVE, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM daily. Famous for getting everyone involved, Rowlands brings animals to life through kid-friendly songs, dance, puppets, and colorful props. Chris creatively blends music, comedy, and education to create fast paced, interactive shows that teach and inspire young people. Children are invited to wear fun hats and sing along with Rowlands on stage as he shares his self- penned songs about animals and their environment. Shows are free with paid admission to the Zoo. All shows will be 30-35 minutes long.

Through August 08, 2011 - Huntington

Patients, parents, friends and members of the community are invited to join in a kid-focused summer food drive to support the Huntington Community Food Council. Drop off donations of such kid-friendly foods as juice boxes, cookies granola bars, macaroni and cheese, etc.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
Through August 09, 2011 - Haverstraw

Children ages 3-5 are invited to hear stories, songs, puppets, and other activities at this bi-lingual event. Pre-registration is requested.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 for more information.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Families will use a treasure map to search for hidden secrets throughout the museum, learn about the kinds of maps people make in the Himalayas, create their own maps, and plot a path to one of their favorite places.

Queens' Sky View Center & CenterStage presents a Sunday Music Spectacular Series - Sky View Center
Through August 28, 2011 -

Sky View Center, Queens’ newest shopping center presents Sky View Celebrates! A Sunday Music Spectacular featuring CenterStage: The Queens Center for the Performing Arts. The show-stopping series will run through the summer and feature a variety of jazz, classical string quartets, piano and percussion performances by the talented students and all-star faculty of CenterStage. The Pop Broadway Show performance will feature the sounds of Broadway, R&B and Pop featuring Dakota MacLeod (vocals) and Ray Naccari (piano). The event will take place at Sky View Center on Level D offering visitors a chance to enjoy the various musical talents of the local community while shopping around Sky View Center.

'Pinkalicious, The Musical' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through August 28, 2011 - Manhattan

In this one-hour musical, Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

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