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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on August 5


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

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

FREE Summer Movie Series - E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
August 05, 2011 -

Join Intrepid in celebrating some of our favorite heroes from the movies with our 3rd annual Intrepid Summer Movie Series. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets. Guests are encouraged to bring their own food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, however no outside alcohol is permitted. Doors open at 7:30PM, film begins at sunset, weather permitting. Space is limited.

Maroon 5 - Toyota Concert Series on TODAY
August 05, 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

Big Band Music on the Boardwalk - Rye Playland Park
August 05, 2011 - Rye

Milt Gerver and his orchestra play music from the 1930s and '40s under the stars.

Turn Trash Into Treasures - Cupcake Corner Too
August 05, 2011 - Garden City

Watch kids take ordinary household items such as coffee cans, fruit cups, and Pringles containers, and turn them into works of art. Lunch included. Registration and full advance payment are required. Discounts available.

Happy Hour on the Harbor - Circle Line Downtown
August 05, 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.

Open Gym Ice Cream Night - The Sports Place
August 05, 2011 - Blauvelt

Stop by for Open Gym Night and afterward, mention Rockland Parent and get two free additional toppings on your ice cream.

The Uncle Brothers Concert - Veteran's Memorial Park
August 05, 2011 - Orangeburg

The Uncle Brothers have been described as a family-friendly cross between between Jimmy Buffett and The Smothers Brothers. Kids can sing and dance along to original tunes by "brothers" Danny Quinn and Tommy Gardner. Meanwhile, the two toss some oldies into their show for parents.

'Curtains' - John Whearty Theatre
August 05, 2011 - Thornwood

The Mt. Pleasant Community Theater performs in this musical comedy whodunnit. The year is 1959 and it's opening night at Boston's Colonial Theater when a leading lady mysteriously dies on stage and the entire cast and crew is under suspicion.

Cirque-Tacular - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 05, 2011 - Crown Heights

Cirque-tacular brings the circus tent to you with daring acts at the extreme edges of human capability. Bring the family and reignite your belief in human potential!

Park Play - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 and Pier 6 playgrounds
August 05, 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.

Health Plus Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
August 05, 2011 - Staten Island

Come make some German Shepherd chocolate cake.

"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.

Night Hike: In Search of Local Bats - Greenwich Audubon Society
August 05, 2011 - Greenwich

Start with a discussion about bats and the white-nose syndrome (WNS) disease. Learn what scientists are doing to find a cure then hike outside to look and listen for local bats in the sanctuary. RSVP required to Ted at x230.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Cinderella' - Tarrytown Music Hall
August 05, 2011 - Tarrytown

Random Farms Kids Theater presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella," a production made up of over 120 experienced young actors from around the tri-state area. Purchase tickets at the door, on the Music Hall website, or by calling TicketForce at 877-840-0457. Through August 7.

'The Music Man' Presented by HCJ Teen Drama Group - Holy Child Jesus School
August 05, 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.

Tales for Tots @ The Field - The Field Library
August 05, 2011 - Peekskill

Drop in for stories, songs, fingerplays and fun. This interactive storytime is designed for tots 2 and up - with a caregiver. No sign-up necessary.

Free Friday Night - Hudson River Museum
August 05, 2011 - Yonkers

Visit the Museum's galleries, special exhibitions, Glenview, its historic Hudson River home, attend a planetarium show, "The Sky Tonight," and view the moon through high-powered telescopes. Snacks offered in the Museum Shop all evening.

Blooming Babies: We All Scream for Ice Cream - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 05, 2011 - Crown Heights

Cool off this summer by exploring the culture behind ice cream. Sample delicious ice cream flavors and create an ice cream collage to take home.

Kitchen Chemistry: Cool-inary Creations - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 05, 2011 - Crown Heights

If you can't stand the heat, come into the kitchen! Shake things up with the physics and chemistry of making tasty cool treats to beat the summer heat.

Goosebumps Movie, Game, and Craft - Rose Memorial Library
August 05, 2011 - Stony Point

Enjoy this family-friendly movie and a snack. Pre-registration is required.

Garden Explorers - Old Westbury Gardens
August 05, 2011 - Old Westbury

Through hands-on activities and hikes on 200 acres of gardens and scenic woodlands, children (6-12) will learn about animals native to Long Island. Registration required.

Evening Howl for Pups of All Ages - Wolf Conservation Center
August 05, 2011 - South Salem

Two new ambassador wolf pups are now living in the center. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families. Take a short sunset hike to howl with Ambassador wolf Atka. Bring flashlights. Pre-registration required.

Fireworks! - Playland Park
August 05, 2011 - Rye

Fireworks displays every Wednesday and Friday night, throughout the month of August. Insider Tips: Avoid Playland Parkway if you're driving - use Boston Post Road and other local roads. You can skip paying entrance fees and watch the fireworks from the beach boardwalk or the grass embankments leading down to the Playland parking area.

TROVE Summer Film Festival - 'Justin Bieber - Never Say Never' (2011, G) - White Plains Public Library
August 05, 2011 - White Plains

The inspiring, true story and rare inside look at the rise of Justin from street performer in Ontario, to internet phenomenon, to global super star culminating with a dream sold out show at Madison Square Garden. Galaxy Hall.

Friday Morning Summer Program for Kids - Governors Island
August 05, 2011 - New York

National Park Rangers present a thematic living history experience where children of all ages, with their chaperons, are invited to learn about the historic role of the people of Governors Island. Children will meet with an array of "guests" from the past such as soldiers from the Civil War, Confederate Prisoners, civilians, or a member from the Women's Army Corps.

Much Ado About Nothing - Voelker Orth Museum
August 05, 2011 - Flushing

Hip to Hip Theatre returns with two new productions of Shakespeare in the Garden with Much Ado about Nothing and Othello. Hip to Hip was founded by Jason and Joy Marr to share their enthusiasm for great plays, the works of Shakespeare in particular, and to present those plays simply and theatrically. They felt that great stories and skillful performances could powerfully engage the audience's imagination with limited technical production. All performances are free and open to the public. Running time is 90 minutes.

Coney Island Boardwalk - Fireworks!
August 05, 2011 - Coney Island

If you can keep the kids awake until dusk, all of you will enjoy the weekly fireworks that blast off every Friday. It's the perfect finale to a day of beach, Cyclones baseball, and Nathans.

Basic Canoeing - Fort Totten Park
August 05, 2011 - Bayside

Trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. On an Urban Park Ranger canoe program, you can go from novice to expert in one summer. Most canoe programs are first-come, first-served, but a few require registration due to the level of difficulty. Children 8 years old and up are welcome.

Otterly Amazing - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
August 05, 2011 - Stamford

The center's otter keepers introduce you to Bert and Edie, North American River Otters, through a variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations. At 1 pm, head to the observation deck to watch as the otters are fed lunch.

Reggae Revival - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
August 05, 2011 - Westbury

Concert featuring Ali Campbell's UB40, Maxi Priest, and Junior Marvin.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
August 05, 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.

Playful Discovery - UCONN
August 05, 2011 - Stamford

Participate with your child in this program designed to foster socialization, school readiness, speech, language, intellectual development, emotional development and motor development.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
August 05, 2011 - Garden City

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

Feathered Family Fun - Long Island Children's Museum
August 05, 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.

Theater Fun - Long Island Children's Museum
August 05, 2011 - Garden City

Take part in theater workshops such as "Simple Machines Please," "Balance and Motion" or "WLICM Radio Live." Get some courage, jump on stage and join the fun.

Target Passport Fridays: Dominican Republic - Queens Museum of Art
August 05, 2011 - Corona

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. This week we celebrate the Dominican Republic. The dance and music program featuring Ballet Folklorico Group of the Father Billini Associatio and Chepe & su conjunto tipico begins at 6:30 pm. The film, Sugar, begins at 8 pm.

A Jew Grows in Brooklyn - Queens Theatre in the Park
August 05, 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.

Summer Movies: Bunny Playdate and Rango - Wilton Public Library
August 05, 2011 - Wilton

At 10:30am children and caregivers are invited to see Bunny Play Date. At 2pm, older kids can see Rango. Caregivers must be present for children under 8 years of age and in the building for children under 12 years old.

Pay What You Wish Fridays - New York Aquarium
August 05, 2011 - Coney Island

Admission on Fridays beginning at 3:00 p.m. is pay-what-you-wish! This deal will last though Memorial Day. Suggested donation is $13 for adults, $9 for children, and $10 for seniors. Every dollar you give supports our work in caring for animals at the aquarium and around the world.

Transit Tots - New York Transit Museum
August 05, 2011 - Brooklyn

Just for the youngest transit fans, this weekly drop-in program is free with admission! Each Friday there'll be something new: transportation stories, hands-on activities, and maybe even a surprise guest visitor.

Storytime with Emily - The Moxie Spot
August 05, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Story time is led by Emily Terte, the creative director of The Moxie Spot. She has years of experience working with young children as an elementary school teacher and librarian, and she combines her love of books, puppets, and children to give children (and parents) an extraordinary story time experience.

Yoga Together - Wave Hill
August 05, 2011 - Bronx

Child (ages 2-5) and parent or caregiver practice yoga poses that build strength, increase flexibility and relax the body and mind in this one-hour class. Call x245 by 8am for weather updates.

Summer Days- Art Space for Children - Nassau County Museum of Art
August 05, 2011 - Roslyn Harbor

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

The Who's TOMMY - Theatre Three
August 05, 2011 - Port Jefferson

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

Preschool Playdate - BounceU of Farmingdale
August 05, 2011 - Farmingdale

Little ones can enjoy music, games, a small snack, and playtime on the giant inflatable toys.

King Arthur's Krazy Kwest - Theatre Three
August 05, 2011 - Port Jefferson

Kids will laugh at this comedic spin on a classic story.

NYC Singles New York Speed Dating- WeekendDating Speed Dating-Men 40-52; Wom 37-49 - Seven Bar & Grill
August 05, 2011 - New York

Male ages: 40-52. Female ages: 37-49. Cost: $33.75. Speed Dating- Up to 15 dates in one night! We do not mix multiple age groups together. Proof of age required. 38+ Engagements, 27+ marriages, a few kids and a lot of other happy couples!

Club Getaway Kent CT Connecticut Boomers - Club Getaway
August 05, 2011 - Kent, CT 06757

Dont worry if you do not have anyone else to go with. We will introduce you to others going the same weekend and help you coordinate ride sharing. Please get full details on this incredible weekend getaway here. Call Jay at 718-757-6933

The Debut of NERVO | Friday August 5 @ Pacha NYC - Pacha
August 05, 2011 - New York

Friday August 5 Pacha NYC presents ... The Debut of ... NERVO GET TICKETS Doors 10pm - 6am Table Reservations 212.209.7500

Lonesome Moonlight String Band - Heckscher Museum of Art
August 05, 2011 - Huntington

Enjoy a variety of music including bluegrass, traditional fiddle tunes, swing and Gypsy jazz.

King Arthur's Krazy Kwest - Theatre Three
August 05, 2011 - Port Jefferson

A brand new musical about King Arthur.

Farmer's Market - New Rochelle
August 05, 2011 - New Rochelle

Fresh, local baked goods, fruit, herbs, organic produce, specialty foods, vegetables, and more.

Shadow Silhouette Puppets - Children's Museum of Manhattan
August 05, 2011 - Manhattan

Explore shapes through shadows and decorate your own shadow puppet.

Riverflicks for Kids: 'How to Train Your Dragon' - Pier 46
August 05, 2011 - Manhattan

Enjoy an outdoor screening of this animated film (rated PG) against the backdrop of the Hudson River. Free popcorn; beverages and other snacks are available for purchase. Limited seating available.

Summer Family Gardening Workshop - Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
August 05, 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.

Sunset Vines and Canines Educational Vineyard Walk - Martha Clara Vineyards
August 05, 2011 - Riverhead

Bring your dogs for an educational walk through the vineyards with winemaker Juan Micieli-Martinez and his dog Satchmo. Bring pet food which is to be donated to select animal shelter foundations.

Khaled Live at Tea Lounge - Tea Lounge
August 05, 2011 - Brooklyn

Khaled's debut performance at Tea Lounge in Brooklyn! Free Show! Also playing: The Big Drops. Happy Hour 5-7 – ½ price draughts + $4 house wine. Subway : Q to 7th Ave, 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza or M/R to Union St.

Free Outdoor Screening of 'E.T.' - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
August 05, 2011 - Manhattan

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to a free, public screening of "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" that will be held on the Flight Deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Watch this heartwarming story of friendship and discovery as the lovable E.T. and human friend Elliot race against time to reunite E.T. with his own kind after he was stranded on Earth. Seating at the screening will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors are encouraged to bring food and beverages to the screening, but alcohol is not permitted.

Farm Stand - Hilltop Hanover Farm
August 05, 2011 - Yorktown Heights

Purchase fresh produce grown on the farm without the use of pesticides, synthesized fertilizers or herbicides. Check the website weekly for available produce.

2011 Jazz Festival - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
August 05, 2011 - Katonah

Caramoor International Music Festival's annual weekend-long Jazz Festival, featuring Jason Moran and The Bandwagon, John Scofield Trio, Christian McBride Big Band, Joshua Redman's James Farm, Renee Rosnes, Fred Hersch & Nico Gori Duo, Lucky Peterson, and more.

Movie in the Park - 'Megamind' (2010, PG) - Crossway Field
August 05, 2011 - Scarsdale

Bring blankets, chairs, snacks, flashlights, and bug spray. In case of inclement weather, the movie will be cancelled by 6:00 pm the day of the event. A message will be on the Recreation Department website and voicemail system at 914-722-1160.

Young Critics Club - The Voracious Reader
August 05, 2011 - Larchmont

Join other book lovers ages 8-11 on the first Friday of each month, to discuss favorite reads and take home free copies of not-yet-published books. $5 covers admission, pizza and soda/juice. Reservations requested.

'The Wizard of Oz' under the stars - New Rochelle Library Green
August 05, 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.

Yoga on the Green - New Rochelle Library Green
August 05, 2011 - New Rochelle

A yoga class taught by certified instructors from Westchester Yoga Arts outside on Library Green. Mandatory registration begins 15 minutes prior to class. Must be 15 or older to participate, minors need parental consent. Two sessions. Bring a yoga mat.

Shark Week Beach Party - Village Pourhouse Restaurant Row
August 05, 2011 - New York

You stayed out of the water all Shark Week long - celebrate your survival at our first Annual Shark Week Beach party - hosted by the rare POURSHARK! $3 Bud Light Drafts, $4 Shooters, $5 Shark Bite Shots. Free shot for anyone in swimwear! RSVP to

Free Outdoor Screening of 'How to Train Your Dragon' - Pier 26, Hudson River Park
August 05, 2011 - New York

Kids of all ages are invited to enjoy a free, outdoor screening of How to Train Your Dragon on Friday, August 5th at Pier 46, located on Charles Street and the West Side Highway in Manhattan. The screening will begin at 8:30 PM. AT&T will offer all guests free popcorn for the screening and additional snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. The screening, is part of the Hudson River Park’s River Flicks for Kids series. For more information visit

Vesta Fiesta! - McBurney Hall
August 05, 2011 - New York

Vesta Fiesta! Dawn Arrives at Vesta - A Free Public Lecture at NYSKies by NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Jason Kendall. Friday, August 5, 2011: 6:30 PM. McBurney Hall, 125 West 14th Street in Manhattan. The spacecraft Dawn has finally arrived at the asteroid Vesta after a four year interplanetary trek. Propelled with the lightest of touches by its revolutionary ion thrusters, Dawn slowly matched its velocity to match the minor planet Vesta, the second largest asteroid in the asteroid belt. Dawn seeks to study this ancient body and learn its secrets. Vesta's surface is as old as the Solar System and hasn't beet changed much since then (except for one big impact that spans most of the Southern pole), so Dawn seeks to learn the composition of the oldest bodies, and helps us to find clues about the origin of the Solar System. We have meteorites from Vesta (I'll bring one!) but they are changed by landing on Earth. Dawn will see the real thing and will take us on a journey back in time to the dawn of the Solar System. This presentation is suitable for the general public, and kids over 12. We'll provide free posters and handouts from NASA. In addition, songwriter Donna Stearns has composed a special song for the Vesta Fiesta, which she and her "Big Bangers" will perform at the event!

Vesta Fiesta! - McBurney Hall
August 05, 2011 - Manhattan

A free public lecture at NYSKies by NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Jason Kendall. The spacecraft Dawn has finally arrived at the asteroid Vesta after a four-year interplanetary trek. Propelled with the lightest of touches by its revolutionary ion thrusters, Dawn slowly matched its velocity to match the minor planet Vesta, the second largest asteroid in the asteroid belt. Dawn seeks to study this ancient body and learn its secrets. Vesta's surface is as old as the Solar System and hasn't beet changed much since then (except for one big impact that spans most of the Southern pole), so Dawn seeks to learn the composition of the oldest bodies, and helps us to find clues about the origin of the Solar System. NASA has meteorites from Vesta, but they are changed by landing on Earth. Dawn will see the real thing and will take us on a journey back in time to the dawn of the Solar System. Attendees (recommended for kids over age 12) will receive free posters and handouts from NASA. In addition, songwriter Donna Stearns has composed a special song for the Vesta Fiesta, which she and her "Big Bangers" will perform at the event.

Moshi Monsters - Toys R Us Times Square
August 05, 2011 - Manhattan

From Monstro City to New York City, the new Moshi Monsters toys are coming to Toys R Us Times Square. Celebrate their arrival with fun activities and giveaways. Guests will enjoy special appearances by Moshi Monsters costumed characters Poppet and Katsuma, who will pose for photos (so don't forget your camera!). Plus, Mr. Moshi, the creator of Moshi Monsters, will be in attendance to meet with fans and sign autographs. Complimentary items available while supplies last. The Moshi Monster costumed characters may not be available at all times during the event. Photos will not be provided. Parent/guardian supervision is required at all times. Event details are subject to change or cancellation.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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