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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on August 9


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

Storytime for Preschoolers - Barnes & Noble - Bay Shore
August 09, 2011 - Bay Shore

Weekly storytime for children ages 3 to 6. A school-like setting where stories and activities are theme-related and age appropriate.

Mostly Music Concert Series - Nyack Memorial Park
August 09, 2011 - Nyack

The town's annual summer concert series returns courtesy of Friends of the Nyacks. Bring a blanket and enjoy sunset along the Hudson River.

NYC Specialized High School Entrance Exam Preparation-Math with Ms. Hsiao - Queens Library: McGoldrick Branch
August 09, 2011 - Flushing

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

Children's Series 2011 at Athens Square Park - Athens Square Park
August 09, 2011 - Astoria

Bring the kids out to Athens Square Park for a series of outdoor children's shows. The schedule of performances include the following: Carambu- a music and dance journey through Puerto Rico The Turtle's Shell – a tale of a turtle who outwits the leopard Saw, Jaws & Washboards – a show about America's folk traditions Arts on Storage – an interactive arts performance

Ocean Themed Shadow Boxes - Cupcake Corner Too
August 09, 2011 - Garden City

Children will paint seashells, and make starfish, dolphins, beaches, and use those items to decorate ocean-themed Shadow Boxes. Registration and full advance payment are required. Discounts available.

Butterfly House - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
August 09, 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.

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Public Library
August 09, 2011 - Wilton

The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration necessary.

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Public Library
August 09, 2011 - Wilton

The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration necessary.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Public Library
August 09, 2011 - Wilton

Three and four year olds can come with their parents/caregiver for stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes to gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration required.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
August 09, 2011 - Wilton

Independent listeners ages 4-6 years come for stories, short films, songs and crafts. No registration required.

Hidden Harbor Tour - Newark Bay Tour - Circle Line Downtown
August 09, 2011 - New York

This tour passes by the Red Hook Container Terminal and visits Erie Basin, home of Hughes Brothers Barges and Reinauer Tugs before crossing the harbor toward Staten Island. It then enters Kill Van Kull, the area's busiest waterway dividing Staten Island and Bayonne, passing tug yards, oil docks and marine repair facilities. It then passes under the Bayonne Bridge and visits the giant container ports of Newark Bay, Port Newark and Port Elizabeth where the world's largest container ships tie up. On the way back, we pass by Military Ocean Terminal, the 9/11 Teardrop Memorial, the Robbin's Reef Lighthouse and another container port, ending up at the Statue of Liberty for a moment before returning to Pier 16.

Close Encounters of the Natural Kind - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
August 09, 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.

Stories and a Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
August 09, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited for storytime and a craft activity. Pre-registration is requested.

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.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
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.

GloPutt - The Sports Place
August 09, 2011 - Blauvelt

Get a free GloPutt Upgrade when you mention Rockland Parent.

Mommy & Me Class - Jill's Ceramics
August 09, 2011 - West Nyack

Aspiring artists, ages 2-5, are invited to make something special in advance of Grandparents Day in September. Jill will help kids use their unique hand print to design the perfect present. Choose from a large selection of mugs, plates, boxes, sports items, etc. Free Instruction included. Advance reservations are required.

Tuesday Night Tours - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
August 09, 2011 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Explore Pier 1 with Brooklyn Bridge Park designers and planners and learn the history of the site, the process that led to its creation and the features of the landscape and the innovative sustainable elements that make this truly a green park. RSVP 718-222-9939.

Wild Brooklyn at the Discovery Garden - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
August 09, 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!

Tuesday Tales @ The Field - The Field Library
August 09, 2011 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, and fingerplays for 3, 4 & 5 year olds. No sign-up necessary.

Children's Short Films - Catch Some Zzz's - Chappaqua Public Library
August 09, 2011 - Chappaqua

Children watch picture books come alive on the big screen. "Catch Some Zzz's" includes 4 short, animated films. Registration preferred.

Art All Day - Chappaqua Library
August 09, 2011 - Chappaqua

Kids accompanied by an adult can drop in anytime all day and create a masterpiece, or just have fun. Arts and crafts materials are on hand. No registration required.

Silly Songs for Kids with Mr. Kurt - Rose Memorial Library
August 09, 2011 - Stony Point

Toddlers can sing, dance, clap, play musical instruments, chase bubbles, and even do a kiddie version of kareoke at this special show. Pre-registration is required.

World Games - Finkelstein Memorial Library
August 09, 2011 - Spring Valley

Children are invited to learn to play a game or play with a toy from a foreign country.

Wacky Tuesday - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 09, 2011 - Brooklyn

Explore art, science and culture in a wacky, fun and exciting way.

Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 09, 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 09, 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.

Toddler Story Time - The Voracious Reader
August 09, 2011 - Larchmont

Stories, coloring, and fun around a weekly theme, from puppies to weather to barnyard friends. For children ages 18 months to 3 years and their moms or caregivers.

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
August 09, 2011 - White Plains

Kids are invited to join the Story Time Club which meets every Tuesday. First-time members receive an official Book Club Passport at their first Story Time, and a special gift after five visits.

Mommy and Me Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
August 09, 2011 - White Plains

Strengthen your body, center yourself, and feel energized while you bond with your baby. Fussing, crying and fidgeting is fine. Babies should be 6 weeks old and not yet crawling. Bring a blanket or car seat for your baby.

Red Hook Summer Movies: Wall-E - Louis J. Valentino, Jr. Park and Pier
August 09, 2011 - Red Hook

Wall-E, one of Pixars more provocative and intelligent movies, screens in the shadow of increasingly cleanNew York Harbor and the very green Statue of Liberty.

Red Hook Summer Movies: Wall-E - Louis J. Valentino, Jr. Park and Pier
August 09, 2011 - Red Hook

Wall-E, one of Pixars more provocative and intelligent movies, screens in the shadow of increasingly cleanNew York Harbor and the very green Statue of Liberty.

Red Hook Summer Films: Wall-E - Louis J. Valentino, Jr. Park and Pier
August 09, 2011 - Red Hook

Wall-E, one of Pixars more provocative and intelligent movies, screens in the shadow of increasingly cleanNew York Harbor and the very green Statue of Liberty.

Red Hook Summer Films: The Karate Kid - Louis J. Valentino, Jr. Park and Pier
August 09, 2011 - Red Hook

Watch the original Karate Kid and learn how a little discipline can go a very long way.

Free Fitness Walk - Fort Totten Park
August 09, 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.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic - Tribeca Parenting
August 09, 2011 - Park Slope

These clinics are helpful for moms who need a little reassurance or encouragement with breastfeeding. While many simple issues can be resolved in these helpful group sessions, please be aware that certain more complex breastfeeding issues may require more individualized attention which can be provided in a home visit.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
August 09, 2011 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
August 09, 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.

Animal Tales - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
August 09, 2011 - Bridgeport

Come for a story, a special craft and an animal encounter.

Palentology of Dinosaurs: Moveable Museum from The American Museum of Natural History - Queens Library: Langston Hughes Branch
August 09, 2011 - Corona

Visit The American Museum of Natural History's Moveable Bus and become a paleontologist. Hop aboard and use skeletal and environmental clues to reconstruct the lives of dinosaurs. Space is limited, and preregistration is required.

Feathered Family Fun - Long Island Children's Museum
August 09, 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.

Baby and Me - Queens Library: Bayside Branch
August 09, 2011 - Bayside

The best way to prepare your child for the future is by starting young. In this event, Astoria Federal Savings Bank presents a financial literacy program for children in Grades 4-6 on how to save money.

Heritage OP - Underwood Park
August 09, 2011 - Fort Greene

OP stands for "organic percussion," a allusion to Heritage OP's use of traditional African instruments that come from the natural world. This four-person group combines contemporary sound with a strong beat and uplifting lyrics that inspire audiences to move and listen.

A Farmer's Life - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
August 09, 2011 - Stamford

An interactive presentation with topics covering training animals, grooming, milking goats, wool processing and more. Meet at the chicken coop and prepare to get dirty.

Duct Tape for Teens - Wilton Public Library
August 09, 2011 - Wilton

Join artist Katie Stevenson and learn to make flowers, wallets, ties or even shoes with duct tape. Registration required.

Calpulli Danza Mexicana Youth Dance - Capulli Mexican Dance Company
August 09, 2011 - Jackson Heights

The children's program is led by Calpulli's teaching artists and hosted at professional dance studios in Astoria. The program is focused on the regional dance traditions of Mexico. Dance training incorporates lessons in history, movement fundamentals, esteem-building, team work, and supports a healthy, active lifestyle. The program is by voluntary donation. All families are invited to bring their children to this unique arts experience made up of fun, movement, and learning. Tuesday classes are held at the Arts Cure Center at 37-18 Northern Boulevard, Room 315, Long Island City.

Sing-along with Lloyd Miller of the Deedle Deedle Dees - The Moxie Spot
August 09, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Join Lloyd Miller (aka Ulysses S. Dee) for this sing-along at the Moxie Spot. Get silly with traditional tunes like "Wheels on the Bus" and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," and Deedle Deedle Dees staples such as "Major Deegan" and "Nellie Bly."

Dance Around with Nat - The Moxie Spot
August 09, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Join Nat, the proprietor of The Moxie Spot, for an hour of singing, dancing around, and celebrating life.

Stories in the Garden - Wave Hill
August 09, 2011 - Bronx

Meet some of the talented people behind the scenes and enjoy garden and nature stories read by a weekly mystery reader. Sessions are weather dependent. Admission to the grounds is free all day.

2-Day Nature Photography Workshops - Calf Pasture Beach
August 09, 2011 - Norwalk

In this two-day workshop learn tips on basic photographic techniques for capturing images from the natural environment along with descriptions of wildlife and plants in the surrounding area. Cameras provided or bring your own.

Afternoon Tea Party - Cupcake Corner Too!
August 09, 2011 - Garden City

This hour-long tea party features finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserves, yogurt parfaits, fruit, cookies and cupcakes, gourmet beverages, sodas and juice. Reservations are required.

Summer Days- Art Space for Children - Nassau County Museum of Art
August 09, 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.

Sleeping Beauty - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
August 09, 2011 - Westbury

A classic fairy tale with a happy ending that kids will enjoy.

Westhampton Beach Kids on the Green--Pirate School with David Engel - West Hampton Beach Village Green
August 09, 2011 - Westhampton Beach,

Attend Pirate School where cannons boom, skulls talk, cutlasses drop and pets run amok.

West Islip Orthodontics 3rd Annual Summer Carnival - West Islip Library
August 09, 2011 - West Islip

Enjoy games, food, Ralph's Ices, face painting, tattoos, balloon sculpting, music and popcorn.

Breastfeeding Support Circle - Prenatal Yoga Center
August 09, 2011 - Manhattan

Breastfeeding moms can share the joys, concerns, and challenges of breastfeeding. The circle offers a clinical yet warm approach to breastfeeding today.

'Not Inside this House!' Storytime and Signing - Barnes & Noble - Tribeca
August 09, 2011 - Manhattan

Author Kevin Lewis will read from his new book, which follows the adventures of a curious boy named Livingstone Columbus Magellan Crouse, then sign copies for fans.

Good Night Eye Masks Workshop - Children's Museum of Manhattan
August 09, 2011 - Manhattan

Museum visitors can stop by to create their own "sleepytime" eye mask.

New York Designs: Bedrooms - Children's Museum of Manhattan
August 09, 2011 - Manhattan

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

Mad. Sq. Kids Concert: Dog on Fleas - Madison Square Park
August 09, 2011 - Manhattan

This outdoor concert will feature the loose, energetic music of this eclectic band, complete with flashy wardrobe, fancy footwork, danceable rhythms, and spirited singing.

Summer on the Hudson: 10 Mile Classic Community Day - Ten Mile River Playground
August 09, 2011 - Manhattan

Watch the final championship games of the Riverside Ten Mile Classic youth basketball tournament (age group 11-13 and 14-16) and enjoy games, arts and crafts, popcorn, and educational activities.

Family Crafts: Winnie-the-Pooh Birthday Cards - Children's Center at 42nd Street Library
August 09, 2011 - Manhattan

The beloved Winnie-the-Pooh will be turning 90 on August 21. Help celebrate by making Winnie a birthday card. Space is limited; preregistration required.

Breastfeeding Support Group - South Nassau Communities Hospital
August 09, 2011 - Baldwin

Toddler Storytime - Barnes & Noble Yonkers Central Plaza
August 09, 2011 - White Plains

Storytime and craft event every Tuesday in the Children's Department for Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers. Call Ms. Laurie at (914) 771-6400 to RSVP.

Music & Dance: Bokandeye African Dance and Drums - Ossie Davis Theater, New Rochelle Public Library
August 09, 2011 - New Rochelle

The Bokandeye Troupe, performing African dance to djembe drumming. The rich cultural traditions of African villages come alive as the troupe's multigenerational dancers perform in authentic costume. First-come, first-serve to theater capacity. Doors open at 6:45 pm.

THE TWELVE - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 09, 2011 - New York

"[The Twelve] is a powerful rock and roll experience that rises up from where Jesus Christ Superstar ends." - Taking a cue from The Who's Tommy, Pink Floyd's The Wall, and Green Day's American Idiot, THE TWELVE is a rock band concept album with all the theatricality of a Broadway show. For one night only at the famed B.B. King Blues Club, see the show that has audiences raving! THE TWELVE takes one of the most well known stories in history and explores one of the least known and most intriguing aspects of it: how twelve ordinary individuals torn apart by the unthinkable death of their leader came together to create one of the most powerful movements ever known to mankind. A thrilling rock and roll concert set in the context of an underground rock band performing what might be their last concert together, THE TWELVE is led by TONY VINCENT who just finished starring on Broadway as St. Jimmy in American Idiot, as "Tom". The show will also feature VH1's Best Undiscovered Artist, SOPHIA RAMOS, who toured as a featured vocalist with Rage Against the Machine and Soundgarden in the Lollapalooza tour, as "Mary Magdelene". Also in the cast are former lead singers of Trans Siberian Orchestra: MICHAEL LANNING as "Matthew", and JASON WOOTEN as "The Roadie". Joining them will be a cast of Broadway veterans including RON BOHMER (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Ragtime) as "Peter", CAPATHIA JENKINS (Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, The Civil War) as "Mother Mary", LAWRENCE CLAYTON (Dreamgirls, Les Miserables) as "Simon", and DUSTIN BRAYLEY (Rent) as "Bart", along with Musical Director WENDY BOBBITT CAVETT. THE TWELVE is produced by Leftfield Productions and Adam Friedson. This original rock and roll score is in the classic style of some of rock and rolls greatest bands including U2, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton, Led Zepplin, Metallica, Aretha Franklin, and Nirvana. Robert Schenkkan is the Pultizer Prize winning playwright of the much acclaimed The Kentucky Cycle. Other stage credits include twelve full length plays, and two musicals. Robert was recently nominated for two Emmys for his writing on Tom Hanks and HBO's award winning miniseries, "The Pacific." He is currently adapting and co-Executive Producing Taylor Branch's Pulitzer prize winning trilogy, "America In The Time Of King" as a seven part mini-series for HBO and Harpo productions, and adapting the Eisner winning graphic novel, INCOGNITO, as a feature for Fox and Peter Chernin. Neil Berg was the songwriter and musical director for the rock band Joe D'Urso and Stone Caravan on the 100 Year Anniversary Concert Tour for Harley Davidson, playing alongside such bands and artists as Aerosmith, Bob Dylan, Kid Rock, and Journey. He is the composer of the upcoming film Goat, starring Armand Assante, Ice-T, and Ja Rule. Neil is well known in the Broadway community as the composer/lyricist of The Prince and the Pauper, Hexed in the City, False Prophets, and the upcoming Broadway musical, Grumpy Old Men. "THE TWELVE is going to be a hit! I loved it and you will too!" - two-time Tony Award winning director Richard Maltby, Jr.

Legendary Black Uhuru Vocalist Mykal Rose + The Abyssinians - Highline Ballroom
August 09, 2011 -

For over 25 years, Michael Rose has been recording and performing his brand of militant, hardcore Jamaican music to the delight of reggae fans around the world. As a solo artist, with Black Uhuru, and back as a solo artist, the "Ruff" Rose has achieved great success throughout his career, even as different Jamaican musical styles have phased in and out of popularity. Perhaps the highest profile recognition came in 1984, when Michael Rose and the other Black Uhuru members (Duckie Simpson, Puma Jones, Sly Dunbar, and Robbie Shakespeare) won reggae's first Grammy award for the album, Anthem. But the story doesn't begin with Black Uhuru. In 1976, Michael Rose was already a seasoned performer, having honed his skills by performing on Jamaica's hotel circuit. When an early incarnation of Black Uhuru (Ducky Simpson and Errol Nelson) approached Michael to join the group, he already had several solo singles to his credit. These include the original "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" and "Clap the Barber," both recorded for producer Niney The Observer, and "Running Around" for Winston Campbell. Black Uhuru's first full length was released in 1977 and called Love Crisis. It was produced by King Jammy (then Prince Jammy), and the big hit of the album was "I Love King Selassie." But it was not until the Showcase album was released in 1980-with a new lineup of Michael Rose, Duckie Simpson, and Puma Jones-that Black Uhuru reached their creative peak. Heartbeat reissued the set on CD (Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, HB 18), which includes the massive 12" singles "Shine Eye Gal," "General Penitentiary," "Plastic Smile," and of course, "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner." At the forefront of the recordings and live shows was the charismatic Michael Rose, who had incredible stage presence and a vocal style all his own. So popular was his trademark sound that singers like Don Carlos, Junior Reid, Yami Bolo, and others embraced it as the "Waterhouse" sound. Throughout the first half of the 1980s, Black Uhuru continued their success with albums on Island Records-Sinsemilla, Red, Chill Out, and Anthem, along with compilations, dub albums, and live albums. They became the best-known reggae act since Bob Marley, and won the first reggae Grammy for Anthem in 1984. Even today, Island continues to capitalize on the group's success by re-compiling and re-releasing the group's Island years material. With lead singer Michael Rose seemingly at the top of his game, he parted ways with Black Uhuru, with the intention of redefining his musical direction as a solo artist. In the early 1990s, Michael Rose suddenly appeared on the scene with new material including Jamaican singles produced by Sly & Robbie ("Monkey Business," "Visit Them," "One a We Two a We"), and three albums (Proud, Bonanza, and King of General) released in Japan. As a solo artist, Michael regularly tours the U.S. and Europe, and has maintained his Jamaican fan base with hit singles on the island and abroad. He is a modern roots singer, and fits perfectly into today's scene. With a glorious past and a wide-open future, Michael Rose is truly a reggae superstar.

'Wattstax' - Film Screening Presented by Lincoln Center Out of Doors - David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
August 09, 2011 - Manhattan

"Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get," says the opening song, and "Wattstax," the dynamic film of the 1972 Los Angeles event attended by more than 100,000 concertgoers and first billed as the "black Woodstock," will getcha plenty. Its performances burn with vitality. Its forays into the neighborhood are a time capsule of pride and pain. And the Richard Pryor comedy riffs that provide the film's running commentary are a treasure all by themselves. The film includes live performances by Isaac Hayes, the Staples Singers, Rufus Thomas, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, the Bar-Kays, Carla Thomas, Little Milton, Luther Ingram, and other artists of the Stax family, and intros by emcee, a young Jesse Jackson.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Richard Serra Drawing: A Retrospective - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 28, 2011 -

This first retrospective of drawings by the contemporary American artist Richard Serra (b. 1939) presents a comprehensive overview of some forty years of his drawing activity. It traces the development of drawing as an art form independent from yet linked to his sculptural practice. Drawing for Serra has always played a crucial role in the investigation of new concepts and new creative methods. It has been a means of exploration of formal and perceptual relationships between the artwork and the viewer. His innovative ideas have radically transformed the traditional understanding of drawing as a form outlined against a background of the paper support, and exponentially expanded the definition of modern drawing through novel techniques, unusual media, monumental scale, and carefully conceived relationships to surrounding spaces.

Go, Dog, Go! - John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
Through August 28, 2011 - Northport

Adapted from the classic children's book by P.D. Eastman. Saturdays and Sundays through August 28.

The Jungle Book - Arena Players Repertory Theater at Vanderbilt Carriage House
Through August 28, 2011 - East Farmingdale

This retelling of Kipling's classic story features Mowgli, a jungle child who was raised by wolves. Mowgli lives in the jungle with some animal friends: Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the panther, and Kaa the Snake. Mowgli’s mortal enemy is Shere Khan, a man-eating tiger who wants to rule the jungle, and only with help from the children in the audience can Mowgli defeat him. Saturdays and Sundays from July 2nd – August 28th.

Private Artists Studio Visits - Gallery Bldg Lobby
Through August 30, 2011 -

• Each Saturday this Summer, a visit to 2 artist studios all within a short distance of one another. • a full presentation by each artist explaining their creative process. Followed by a Q & A period • The opportunity to purchase any work that you love and take advantage of the special discount for the day. • A relaxed atmosphere with refreshments at each stop

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