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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on February 18


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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, February 18, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Bronx's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening February 18. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through February 24, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

Toddler Story Time - Westbury Friends School
Through May 31, 2012 - Westbury

Toddlers can enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays. A light snack and plenty of social interaction will be provided. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child.

Harlem Globetrotters 2012 World Tour - Madison Square Garden
February 18, 2012 -

You think you know The Globetrotters? Think again because you've NEVER seen them like THIS. This year's team will not only feature your favorite Globetrotters - Big Easy, Flight Time, Special K, Scooter, etc., but also a whole new exciting class of rookies that will have your family talking about this year's show forever. You've seen our rookies on YouTube, in college games and NCAA Slam Dunk contests - for the first time ever, see them live ONLY with The Globetrotters.

Agon - New York City Ballet
February 18, 2012 -

Agon is the Greek word for contest; the movements of the ballet are named after French court dances. The score was commissioned by New York City Ballet with funds from the Rockefeller Foundation and dedicated to Lincoln Kirstein and Balanchine by the composer. Balanchine and Stravinsky together designed the structure of the ballet during the creation of the music. The outline for the score specifies in detail, with exact timings, the basic movements for 12 dancers clad in simple black and white costumes.

Interplay - New York City Ballet
February 18, 2012 -

Morton Gould (1913-1996) was an American composer, conductor, and arranger whose lighter works generally drew on American subject matter and music. In his later works Gould concentrated on abstract, as opposed to programmatic or popular, works. His style became more contrapuntal, dissonant, and complex in its treatment of musical materials. Throughout his career Gould was a skillful orchestrator, sensitive to color and texture, and original in his combinations of instruments. His ballets include Fall River Legend, choreographed by Agnes de Mille, and Interplay, choreographed by Jerome Robbins, and he composed numerous scores for film, Broadway, and television.

Romeo + Juliet - New York City Ballet
February 18, 2012 -

After The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet is perhaps the most choreographed ballet of the last 60 years. Most versions are set to Sergei Prokofiev's lush 1935 score, although some choreographers have used music by Tschaikovsky, Berlioz, and Delius. In May 2007, Romeo + Juliet, a sumptuous new production of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy choreographed by Peter Martins, entered the repertory of New York City Ballet. While Mr. Martin's work utilizes Prokofiev's score, the choreographer, following City Ballet tradition, has streamlined the action into two acts with one intermission (instead of the usual three acts). And also in NYCB tradition, his ballet focuses on speed and virtuosity and showcases young company dancers in the lead roles. Says Mr. Martins, "The production is to honor the 100th birthday of NYCB co-founder Lincoln Kirstein so we are also using teachers and student from the School of American Ballet, which Lincoln helped found, as well." The costumes and scenery are designed by acclaimed Danish artist, Per Kirkeby, who also collaborated with Peter Martins on the choreographer's 1996 NYCB production of Swan Lake. Kirkeby's use of jewel tones and stained glass scenic effects pay homage to artist Georges Rouault and his work for George Balanchine in the 1929 Constructivist-inspired Ballets Russes production of Prodigal Son. So, too, does the movable unit set that allows scenes to change before one's eyes, the action moving seamlessly from a bustling town square to Juliet's bedroom, from a ball room to a moonlit balcony. But above all, this is a production filled with dance, drama, and movement: passionate pas de deux, group dances by turns stately and exuberant, and realistic sword fights that will take your breath away.

Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3 - New York City Ballet
February 18, 2012 -

Balanchine's first setting of music from Tschaikovsky's third suite for orchestra was created in 1947, when Ballet Theatre commissioned him to choreograph the theme and variations that constitute the final movement. Called simply Theme and Variations, the work is a riveting display of classical technique that has become a staple of the ballet repertory. In 1970, Balanchine decided to choreograph the entire suite, incorporating Theme and Variations as the fourth and final movement with only minor revisions. With scenery and costumes by Nicolas Benois, the first three movements are danced in a softly-lit ballroom. The women are dressed in long-flowing dresses and their hair is unbound. In the opening movement, the corps of women dance barefoot. Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky (1840-1893) studied at the Conservatory in St. Petersburg, where Balanchine later studied piano in addition to his studies in dance. Tschaikovsky is one of the most popular and influential of all romantic composers. His work is expressive, melodic, grand in scale, with rich orchestrations. His output was prodigious and included chamber works, symphonies, concerti for various instruments, operas and works for the piano. His creations for the ballet, composed in close partnership with Marius Petipa, include Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty.

Ernani - Metropolitan Opera
February 18, 2012 -

Angela Meade takes center stage in Verdi's thrilling early gem. Marcello Giordani and Roberto DeBiasio share the role of her mismatched lover, and all-star Verdians Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto round out the cast.

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Metropolitan Opera
February 18, 2012 -

Peter Mattei recreates his winning portrayal of the barber in Bartlett Sher's popular production, which propels the comic action right into the audience. Isabel Leonard sings her first Met Rosina, sharing the role with Diana Damrau, and Javier Camarena makes his Met debut as the Count.

Youth Stamp Club - Collectors Club
February 18, 2012 - Manhattan

This club, for students in fourth grade and above, meets on the third Saturday of every month from September 2011 through May 2012. Beginners will be introduced to this educational and fun hobby, and participants with collecting experience will find encouragement and guidance. Stamps and all other materials provided free of charge. New members are welcome. To register, email or call 212-683-0559.

Vanessa Anspaugh / Jen Rosenblit - Armed Guard Garden; In Mouth - New York Live Arts
Through February 18, 2012 -

Vanessa Anspaugh asks what exists before we name it? Does the map precede the territory? Questioning how we maintain or reinforce difference between "the garden and the world", between your land and my land, between human and animal or Self and Other? On borders, back-roads, and in-betweens, Armed Guard Garden pits intimate gesture against awkward desire and perverted repulsion. An ensemble work created with performers Aretha Aoki, Molly Lieber, Mary Read and Dramaturge Susan Mar Landau. Jen Rosenblit uses absurdity as a constant point of departure and welcomes it as a performative culture rather than an aesthetic. Working with performer and long-term collaborator Addys Gonzalez, Rosenblit tests the sensory differences of focus and distraction. In Mouth will utilize movement and sound vocabularies to highlight the visible differences between Rosenblit and Gonzalez.

Peter Frampton - The Frampton Comes Alive 35 Tour - Beacon Theatre
February 18, 2012 - New York

Due to the success of the 2011 world tour celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Peter Frampton's multi-platinum selling live album Frampton Comes Alive!, the tour has been extended into 2012 including a special performance at New York?s Beacon Theatre on Friday, February 18, 2012. Peter Frampton returns to NYC with a special show featuring a complete performance of Frampton Comes Alive!, along with highlights from the Grammy-Award® winner's catalog.

Aretha Franklin - Radio City Music Hall
Through February 18, 2012 -

Radio City Music Hall is proud to welcome back music legend Aretha Franklin to the Great Stage on February 17 and 18, 2012 where she will perform her fan favorites and greatest hits. She is a singer of great passion and control whose finest recordings define the term soul music in all its deep, expressive glory.

27th Annual New York Sword Dance Festival - Museum of the City of New York
February 18, 2012 - Upper East Side

This festival brings an ancient winter celebration to life, with fast-paced rapper sword and mysterious long sword dancing. The dancers are linked in a ring by swords as they weave ever more complex figures in this modern display of skill -- a New York tradition adapted from English and European customs.

Galumpha - Emelin Theatre
February 18, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, and merriment. The performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, consistently bringing audiences to their feet. Ages 4 and older. Call (914) 698-0098 or visit for tickets.

Mammal Mania! - Teatown Lake Reservation
February 18, 2012 - Ossining

What makes a mammal a mammal? What strategies do mammals use to survive? Using furs, mounts, and live animals, explore the magnificent diversity of furry creatures in the Hudson Hills and Highlands.

'Brazil! Brazil!' - The New Victory Theater
February 18, 2012 - Manhattan

Escape the February freeze and bask in the bright sunshine of this sizzling South American celebration that blends the exhilarating rhythms of Rio Carnaval with acrobatics and soccer-inspired street dance. Brazil's National Freestyle Football Champion, Arturo, joins a team of stunning singers, dancers, and musicians to infuse his superstar brand of athleticism and talent into this euphoric production. Lightning-fast flips and footwork, magnetic capoeira, and infectious, non-stop drumbeats create a happy and highly contagious case of futebol fever.

Birding Along the Hudson at Lenoir Preserve in Yonkers - Wave Hill
February 18, 2012 - Bronx

The Hudson River valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species, even during the winter months. Join naturalist Gabriel Willow on his birding adventures. Amble through woodlands and fields to observe the hardy birds that spend the winter in these urban oases. Children ages 10 and older welcome with an adult. Severe weather cancels. For weather-related updates call 718-549-3200 x245 by 8am the day of the walk. Registration required.

How Well Do We Listen? Can We Like the World through Sound? - Aesthetic Realism Foundation
February 18, 2012 - SoHo

This workshop for children 5-12, taught by Barbara Allen and Robert Murphy, will discuss how our senses help us understand ourselves and our world.

Family Art Project: A Desert Under Glass - Wave Hill
February 18, 2012 - Bronx

Leave winter behind - spend some time sketching and painting the exotic desert dwellers that live in Wave Hill's Cactus and Succulent House. Admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 18, 2012 -

NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA Doors: 11am - Show: 12pm Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip $40 adv, $42.50 door STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of "Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be".

Mammoth Follies - SUNY Rockland Community College
February 18, 2012 - Suffern

Hudson Vagabond Puppets brings a big subject to small theater-goers. Mammouth Follies explores the wonders in the form of an entertaining musical revue complete with original songs, jokes, and dances performed by giant dinosaur puppets.

Free Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
February 18, 2012 - New Hyde Park

Keep those little hands busy as they create craft projects every Saturday this month. Children ages 3 and up are welcome at all Lakeshore Learning locations. For more information, visit

Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs - Studio Theatre
February 18, 2012 - Lindenhurst

This musical will delight kids of all ages. Meet the captivating Princess Snow White, the prince, the evil queen and, of course, the seven mischievous dwarfs. There's also a hilarious palace cat and an enchanted vixen.

"The Festival of the Vegetables" - The Metropoiltan Playhouse
February 18, 2012 - East Village

If you're finished with "Nutcracker" sweets, savor this ballet in which the props are crops and the produce aisle comes to life in a sparkling salad of color, music, and poetry.

Winter Festival: Coming In From the Cold - Lefferts Historic House
February 18, 2012 - Flatbush

Come out of the cold and into the Lefferts Historic House where activities include games. Have you ever played Nine-Man Morris before?

FINtastic RefurbFISHment - Maritime Aquarium
February 18, 2012 - Norwalk

Today is the unveiling of the $4 million makeover of the aquarium with 21 additional exhibits. There are 27 new species of animals and a new flow through the aquarium.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour - Maritime Aquarium
February 18, 2012 - Norwalk

Stops include the Aquarium's "fish kitchen," where 18 tons of fish a year is prepared and above the 110,000-gallon Open Ocean tank, where the dorsal fins of 8-foot sand tiger sharks cut through the water's surface. Participants must be at least 10 years old; under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. For reservations call ext. 2206.

Winter Creature Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
February 18, 2012 - Norwalk

Winter is an ideal time to see a variety of seals and waterfowl. Educators provide informative commentary. Bring binoculars and warm clothes. Advanced reservations strongly recommended. Call 203-852-0700 Ext 2206.

Public Marine-Biology Programs - Maritime Aquarium
February 18, 2012 - Norwalk

This informative program allows visitors access to the marine-education programming available to school groups. Check the Aquarium's website for today's subject. Fifteen participants are taken on a first come first served basis for each time slot. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Flicks for Winter Break - 'The Breakfast Club' - The Picture House
February 18, 2012 - Pelham

The quintessential 1980s high school drama featuring some of the hottest young stars of that decade. Trapped in a day-long Saturday detention in a prison-like school library are Clarie, the princess (Molly Ringwald); Andrew, the jock (Emilio Estevez); John, the criminal (Judd Nelson); Brian, the brain (Anthony Michael Hall); and Allison, the basket case (Ally Sheedy). These 5 strangers hold nothing in common at the start, yet the students bond when faced with the villanous principal, realizing they have more in common than they think. Rated "R"; 1985; 97 minutes.

Saw Mill River Audubon Bird Seed Sale - Pruyn Sanctuary
February 18, 2012 - Chappaqua

Bird seed sales benefit the local conservation work of Saw Mill River Audubon. Seed selection and prices are available online at

Free Craft Saturdays - Craft a Snowy Owl - Straight A's
February 18, 2012 - White Plains

Today, kids can drop in to craft a Snowy Owl friend from tissues, cotton and paper. Straight A's sells educational toys, gifts and teacher supplies.

Grand Dérangement - Academic Arts Theatre at Westchester Community College
February 18, 2012 - Valhalla

Rock with an all-out explosion of lights, sound, contagious rhythms, and amazing Acadian step-dancing. Young musical hipsters from Nova Scotia, Canada, create an electrifying dimension of excitement.

Parachute Playtime for Toddlers - Scarsdale Public Library
February 18, 2012 - Scarsdale

Big, bright, colorful parachutes and lots of singable songs for children ages 2-1/2 to 4 years. Registration is required but not limited to Scarsdale Library cardholders.

Royal Hanneford Circus - Westchester County Center
February 18, 2012 - White Plains

The Royal Hanneford Circus is coming to town for the President's Day Weekend. The show will feature terrific tigers, acrobats, mother and baby elephants, the human cannon ball, ATV daredevils, trapeze stars, and much more! Tickets are available at the Westchester County Center Box Office, at, or by calling call 1-800-745-3000.

Movies for Kids (And Their Families): Time Bandits - Jacob Burns Film Center
February 18, 2012 - Pleasantville

An exuberant, vivid fantasy about a suburban boy who joins a group of renegade time-traveling dwarves. Together they plunder and loot their way from era to era, encountering the likes of Agamemnon, Napoleon, and Robin Hood along the way. Funny and offbeat with convincing homemade special effects, this piece of movie magic was written and directed by Monty Python alum Terry Gilliam. (Rated "PG." 1981, 116 min.)

Terrarium Workshop - Wave Hill
February 18, 2012 - Bronx

Don't have a garden or greenhouse? Create your own tabletop landscape with Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer. Tiny ferns, creeping fig, and other tropical plants thrive in the humid conditions of an enclosed glass jar as if in their own miniature greenhouse. Create your own fanciful scene with a selection of diminutive plants, perfect for home or office. Children ages 8 and older welcome with an adult. Registration required, online at, or call 718-549-3200, x305.

'Breaking Up Is Hard To Do' - Theatre Three
February 18, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Reminisce as you enjoy the songs of Neil Sedaka, including "Where the Boys Are," "Calendar Girl," "Love Will Keep Us Together," "Laughter in the Rain," and "Stairway to Heaven," among others. The show runs through March 17, 2012.

Animal Track Exploration - Salt Marsh Nature Center
February 18, 2012 - Brooklyn

Is is a raccoon? A deer? A coyote? Observe animal tracks and learn to identify who left them.

Origami Bob Workshop - Ossining Public Library - Children's Program Room
February 18, 2012 - Ossining

Origami projects for children ages 7 and older. Limited to the first 12 children to arrive by 2pm.

Silly Walks and Banjos: Steve Martin (Episode 32) / John Cleese (Episode 47) - Museum of the Moving Image
February 18, 2012 - Astoria

Two of the greatest comic actors of our generation visit the Muppet theater with hilarious results. Martin arrives on audition day and, between the auditions of new Muppet acts, entertains the cast with comedy and banjo music. John Cleese is a reluctant participant (refusing to work with pigs), but after some not-so-gentle persuasion, he joins in on the fun and even appears (sort of) in a musical finale.

National Geographic Little Explorers - Birds! - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
February 18, 2012 - White Plains

Learn about butterflies, bugs, birds, and other backyard creatures through hands-on activities, quizzes, songs and more. Kids ages 3 and older will receive a badge for attending.

Play Lab Workshop: Marvelous Mardi Gras! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 18, 2012 - Crown Heights

It is time for Mardi Gras! Explore this festive holiday as you learn its cultural significance and create a colorful mask to take home.

Living the Legacy: Black History Collage - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 18, 2012 - Crown Heights

Join the Museum in celebrating African American ingenuity through a creative collage project! Bring Black History to life as you use your imagination to patchwork memorable photographs and expressions in your own "art masterpiece" to take home.

Anansi the African Spider Man - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 18, 2012 - Crown Heights

Listen to cherished African tales of the mischievous Anansi the Spider and discover the beauty of the African culture. Create your own Anansi spider to take home.

Great Backyard Bird Count: a training session - Greenwich Audubon Society
February 18, 2012 - Greenwich

As part of the Great Backyard Bird Count, families can join the Audubon Greenwich staff when they check the bird feeding area and take a walk to count birds. Then, return to the center and report the data to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology via the internet. The Great Backyard Bird Count is a nationwide citizen science effort to research where the birds are in late winter. RSVP to Ted at x230. To learn more, visit

"Sesame Street Live: 1-2-3...Imagine!" - The Theater at Madison Square Garden
February 18, 2012 - Manhattan

Sing and dance along with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and all your favorite "Sesame Street" in this high-energy musical that will transport you to far away places as Ernie captains the high seas, Elmo dances to the rhythm of the African rainforest, and Bert meets an octopus who has the blues. It's a story of adventure and fun that teaches children they can be anyone, do anything, and go anywhere with the power of imagination. Get there an hour before the show to experience Play Zone (free with your ticket to the show), where kids can sit in Big Bird's nest, pop up in Oscar the Grouch's trash can, twirl in Zoe's dance studio, and visit Elmo's World. (And you never know who will make an appearance!)

The Harlem Globetrotters 2012 World Tour - Madison Square Garden
February 18, 2012 - Manhattan

This year's Globetrotters include favorites like Big Easy, Flight Time, Special K, and Scooter along with a whole new exciting class of rookies you might recognize from YouTube, college games, and NCAA Slam Dunk contests. New players include TNT, the first female player in a generation; Tiny, the world's tallest professional basketball player (clocking in at 7 feet, 8 inches); and Hops (Jacob Tucker), the 5-foot-10-inch YouTube sensation and NCAA Slam Dunk champion.

La traviata - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through February 18, 2012 - Fort Greene

New York City Opera comes to BAM with Verdi's masterpiece La traviata in a new production by acclaimed director Jonathan Miller (St. Matthew Passion, BAM 2009 Spring Season; Il matrimonio segreto, BAM 2008 Spring Season). Miller's take on this tragic tale of love and life -- both lost and found -- focuses on the psychological drama between the characters, powerfully conveyed with stark realism by an outstanding cast. Brooklyn native Laquita Mitchell, hailed by The New York Times for her "powerful" voice, stars as opera's most fascinating heroine opposite Canadian tenor David Pomeroy in his City Opera debut.

Carnegie Hall Choral Institute presents Transient Glory - Carnegie Hall
February 18, 2012 -

This grand finale of Transient Glory features new music by today's top composers. It's all performed by the choral conductors who participated in the workshop and the Young People's Chorus of New York City, led by recent MacArthur "genius" fellow Francisco J. Núñez. JACK Quartet also performs, and WNYC radio personality John Schaefer leads the composers in insightful discussions.

All That Jazz! - Long Island Children's Museum
February 18, 2012 - Garden City

Celebrate Black History Month by exploring the life of jazz great, Louis Armstrong. Born in New Orleans, known as the "birthplace of jazz," Louis Armstrong is renowned all over the world for his talent. Listen to jazz music, learn how to scat, and make a craft trumpet for your very own jazz solo.

Birthday in a Bag Drive - Long Island Children's Museum
February 18, 2012 - Garden City

Help create special memories for children whose parents have to struggle with the dilemma of food or having a birthday party. Gather new birthday party items for families in need. Be sure to put all the items in a fun birthday bag. Some suggestions include: candles, cake mix and frosting, party hats, goodie bags and party favors, gift wrap, balloons, and paper goods. Kid-friendly foods are welcomed as well. Long Island Cares, Inc. - The Harry Chapin Food Bank and LICM are sponsoring this event.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
February 18, 2012 - Garden City

Tots will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream, and Play-Doh in this class full of artistic activities that everyone loves but no one wants to clean up after. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children 18 months to 4 years.

Bj�rk's Biophilia Live Show - NY Hall of Science
February 18, 2012 - Corona

Bj�rk is set to bring her live Biophilia show to NYSCI. In addition to the live performance, Bj�rk will collaborate with NYSCI on a three-week-long Biophilia education series. Featuring interactive science and music workshops for middle-school children, the series leads students on an intensive study of the scientific concepts at the core of Biophilia's songs, including crystalline structures, lunar phases, viruses, and more. Students will also learn to use the Biophilia Apps as tools for music composition and delve into the study of how musicology relates to nature.

Hands-On History: This Old House - King Manor Museum
February 18, 2012 - Jamaica

Rufus King loved making his house beautiful! Learn about architecture and the way houses were built hundreds of years ago. Enjoy crafts and stories about old houses and imagine what it must be like to live in one!

Demetrius Spaneas - Flushing Town Hall
February 18, 2012 - Flushing

Award winning composer and performer Demetrius Spaneas travels the world as a musical ambassador, connecting classical, jazz, and traditional music throughout the U.S., Eastern Europe, and Asia to create international dialogue through artistic collaboration. Recipient of the 2011 Exploring the Metropolis NYC Con Edison Musicians' Residency Composition Program and a resident composer at Flushing Town Hall, Mr. Spaneas will perform work he has created during his residency, including new music based on traditional Chinese music.

Museum Explorers Club - Queens Museum of Art
February 18, 2012 - Corona

Come explore the Queens Museum of Art with a program designed especially for children with autism. Register for Saturday afternoon sessions to learn different ways to explore are various types of exhibitions. Participants will discuss how to view art with your children and families will have an opportunity to make art in the studio inspired by the work in the exhibitions. Exploration and play will help bridge connections to the artwork and build literacy. Groups include up to six families affected by autism. Feel free to include parents, grandparents, and siblings when registering for the workshop. The only requirement is that all registered guests must make art. To register, please email or call Jenn at 718.592.9700 x 130 or email

Great Backyard Bird Count - Queens Botanical Garden
February 18, 2012 - Flushing

Join QBG staffer Shari Romar in this annual bird counting event. Our results will be added to those submitted from across the continent. Meet at the Visitor and Administration Building lobby. For more information or to register email

Animal Care Trainee - Alley Pond Environmental Center
February 18, 2012 - Douglaston

Would your kids like to help us care for APEC's animals? This program for ages 8-12 teaches children about the interesting job of an animal caretaker. Children will have hands-on experience in feeding, brushing, cleaning, and learning all about the needs of APEC's animals. A snack and animal care trainee certificate are included. The class is limited to eight participants, so sign up today.

The Okee Dokee Brothers in Concert - Symphony Space
February 18, 2012 - Upper West Side

The award-winning folk/bluegrass duo, acclaimed for its high-energy original songs, reminds children (and their adults) of their intrinsic ability to discover, imagine, and create through music. With witty lyrics, off-the-wall humor, strong musicianship, and a unique folk/bluegrass style, prepare for a hoe-down without leaving the city. Following the acclaimed album "Take It Outside", The Okee Dokee Brothers will release a new CD/DVD this spring based on the band members' journey down the Mississippi River last summer.

Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs - Studio Theatre
February 18, 2012 - Lindenhurst

See some old friends plus a few new ones in this musical adaptation. There is the captivating Princess Snow White, the prince, the evil queen and, of course, the seven mischievous dwarfs-Sarge, Gabby, Gloomy Gus, Ticklish, Spritely, Snore, and Slowpoke. There's also a hilarious palace cat and an enchanted fox named Vixen.

The Tale of the Frog Prince - Arena Players Repertory Theater
February 18, 2012 - Centerport

The Tale of the Frog Prince is an audience participation comedy based on the story of a lonely Frog Prince who lives in a swamp on a large kingly estate. Can he find a beautiful princess to break the spell and turn him back into a real prince? Reservations recommended.

Children's Self Esteem Group - Saltzman Community Center
February 18, 2012 - Hempstead

This group provides a nurturing environment for a child's self-esteem to flourish. Through structured activities, games, stories, projects, and friendship, this group offers a safe, friendly environment for children to feel good about themselves. Please call to register. Classes run through March 2, 2012.

Spanish Speaking Parenting - Saltzman Community Center
February 18, 2012 - Hempstead

Enhance your parenting skills in this 6-week course. Topics covered include strengthening the parent-child relationship, effective discipline, raising healthy children, co-parenting together, time management and building a support system. This class meets Saturdays. Call to register.

Parenting Group - Saltzman Community Center
February 18, 2012 - Hempstead

Enhance your parenting skills in this 6-week course. Topics covered include strengthening the parent-child relationship, effective discipline, raising healthy children, co-parenting together, time management, and building a support system. This class meets on Saturdays. Please call to register.

Student Art Festival Part I, Grades K-8 - Guild Hall
February 18, 2012 - East Hampton

Part I of the Student Art Festival features work created by elementary and middle school students from Bridgehampton to Montauk. Throughout the exhibition, Guild Hall offers free do-it-yourself crafts on the weekends.

DIY Crafts for Kids - Guild Hall
February 18, 2012 - East Hampton

In conjunction with the Student Art Festival Part I, Guild Hall offers free do-it-yourself crafts. Materials included.

Lego Club - Children's Museum of the East End
February 18, 2012 - Bridgehampton

Older siblings are dropped off to construct works of art from LEGOs while the rest of the family is playing in the museum. Their creations will be on display until the next club meets. The program is designed to encourage older siblings to continue visiting the museum. To help CMEE develop this new program call (631) 537-8250 or email to donate LEGOs.

GAME ON! - Westhampton Free Library
February 18, 2012 - Westhampton Beach

Come to the library after it closes to play your favorite computer/video games. No Registration Required.

Yoga Stretch Class - The Family Wellness Center
February 18, 2012 - Plainview

Class includes instruction in various breathing techniques, gentle and deep stretching, and strengthening muscles and bones. The intention of this class is to create deeper connection to self and deep peace. Call to register.

New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes - Nassau Coliseum
February 18, 2012 - Uniondale

Hockey at its best. Come root for the home team as the New York Islanders take to the ice.

Neighborhood Concert: Lila Downs - El Museo del Barrio
February 18, 2012 - Upper East Side

Mexican-American singer-songwriter Lila Downs digs into the earthy indigenous culture of Mexico and taps into the deep wells of music traditions across the world, from blues and soul to African root and klezmer. Yet the constant thread winding throughout her aesthetic is the overwhelming, intense outpouring of emotions, perceptible in any language she sings in, whether Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, Mixtec, Nauhatl, Mayan, or Zapotec. Downs performs songs from her newest album set to release early 2012, "Pecados y Milagros" ("Sins and Miracles"), in which she searches for symbols that give us strength during life's struggles and pursuits. After or before the concert, join the museum's Super Sabado celebration with free exhibitions, art-making workshops, film screenings, and spoken-word recitals. RSVP for the concert is strongly suggested: RSVP online and bring your printed RSVP with you to the event. RSVPs will be honored up until 30 minutes before the show. After this time, all guests will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bird Banding & Breakfast - Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center
February 18, 2012 - Oyster Bay

For those over age 12, this early morning program will instill a sense of wonder. Learn how birds are captured and banded, why it is important in understanding their health, migration, and ecology, and even have a chance to help with the release of these delicate creatures. A light breakfast will be served. Subject to cancelation due to inclement weather.

Hands-On-Nano Demos - Sony Wonder Technology Lab
February 18, 2012 - Manhattan

Uncover the world of nanoscience and nanotechnology through hands-on activities that explore the properties, structures, materials, and scale of this important field of science. Also visit the interactive Nanotechnology Exhibit to learn about its various applications in use today. All activities available on a first come, first served basis. No reservations required.

Global Weekends: The African-American Musical Mosaic - American Museum of Natural History
February 18, 2012 - Upper West Side

Celebrate Black History Month with a variety of family-friendly activities and live performances by IMPACT Repertory Theatre, Charles Mack, and Sandra Reaves-Phillips. Harlem's own Grammy Award- and Academy Award-nominated IMPACT Repertory Theatre is rooted in the rich traditions of the African-American musical legacy. This popular choir inspires as it "raises the roof" with soulful traditional and contemporary gospel favorites. Award-winning singer-songwriter Charles Mack, whose work is steeped in the blues traditions of Chicago's South Side, has brought funk, soul, and rhythm and blues to the stage with legends like Buddy Guy, Lucky Peterson, and Cypress Hill. Singer and actress Sandra Reaves-Phillips has starred in numerous theatrical, television, and feature film roles, including as the dedicated music teacher in "Lean On Me" with Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman. A modern-day griot, Ms. Phillips blends the very best of the blues, gospel, and jazz into an artistry all her own.

Pinkalicious - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
February 18, 2012 - Bellmore

Pinkalicious can't help herself; she loves pink cupcakes and everything pink. When her obsession leads to a condition called pinkititis which renders her pink from head to toe, it's time for some changes.

"Rumpelstiltskin The Musical" - Main Stage Theater
February 18, 2012 - Manhattan

The WorkShop Theater Company's co-production with Broadway Youth Ensemble features child-star performers from Broadway's "Mary Poppins," "Les Miserables," and "Ragtime," plus national tours of "Billy Elliot," "Shrek," "101 Dalmations," and more.

Paper Pulp Sculptures Workshop - Children's Museum of the Arts
February 18, 2012 - SoHo

Students will review the abstract paper pulp sculptures of Terry Winters. For ages 5 and older.

Art Workshop: Chinese Opera Face Masks - Children's Museum of the Arts
February 18, 2012 - SoHo

Using the symbolism and colors used in Chinese opera masks, children will create their own mask projects. For ages 5 and older.

Disney's Beauty & the Beast Jr - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
February 18, 2012 - Smithtown

A Tale as Old as Time performed by Long Island's most talented youth.

Ringling Brothers kick-off “Kids Week” - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
February 18, 2012 - New York

Ringling Brothers will kick off the annual “Kids Week” celebration at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Saturday, February 18th with special performances at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Performers will dazzle audiences with their daring and unique routines that also teach children about scientific principles including gravity, balance and momentum. Kids can also enjoy the Circus Zone – where they can learn to juggle and spin plates – throughout the day. “Kids Week” runs from February 18 – February 26, is open daily from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and offers a week full of fun and engaging educational programs while students are out of class during Presidents’ Week. “Kids Week” activities are free with the price of admission to the museum.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
February 18, 2012 -

EVERY SATURDAY LATE NIGHT at The Highline Ballroom: The Rewind Show with live performances and celebrity DJs. File Under: Rock, Dance, Electronic, Late Night. 21 or over to enter. Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 11:00pm. $20 at door. RSVP to The Rewind Show is a vision we have had for as long as we have been in the business of night clubs and event planning. We are tired of the same concept that every night-club in NYC has been stuck with over the years and think that it's time to change the way to party! As we all know nothing can compare to a live performance and therefore we have created the Rewind Show! We want to bring an experience like no other by combining the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. Every Saturday night, the Highline Ballroom will operate as a high-end night club to let people experience the Rewind Show.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
February 18, 2012 -

EVERY SATURDAY LATE NIGHT at The Highline Ballroom: The Rewind Show with live performances and celebrity DJs. File Under: Rock, Dance, Electronic, Late Night. 21 or over to enter. Doors at 10:30pm, Show at 11:00pm. $20 at door. RSVP to The Rewind Show is a vision we have had for as long as we have been in the business of night clubs and event planning. We are tired of the same concept that every night-club in NYC has been stuck with over the years and think that it's time to change the way to party! As we all know nothing can compare to a live performance and therefore we have created the Rewind Show! We want to bring an experience like no other by combining the live music of the 80's Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ's spinning the present hits. Every Saturday night, the Highline Ballroom will operate as a high-end night club to let people experience the Rewind Show.

Kids Farm Craft: Birds, Seeds & Feeders - Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center
February 18, 2012 - Yorktown Heights

Children, ages 4 and older accompanied by an adult, learn about native birds and the food they love, then make a bird feeder. Advance online registration required. To register, go to:

Spin & Knit In - Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center
February 18, 2012 - Yorktown Heights

Seasoned spinners and knitters gather in an informal atmosphere for meeting new friends and sharing ideas, tips, and spinning stories. No registration required.

Free Crafts for Kids Every Saturday - Lakeshore Learning Store
February 18, 2012 - Scarsdale

Children ages 3 and up are welcome for free craft projects every Saturday. Today: My Little Log Cabin. Presidents' Day is extra-special...with a log-cabin collage kids will love to make. For more information, visit

Celebrate Black History Month: Film Screening of 'Before They Die' - Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
February 18, 2012 - Jamaica

The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) will celebrate Black History Month at its 400-seat theater space (JPAC) with a free screening of Before They Die! –a remarkable 92-minute documentary about the survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot. Immediately following the screening, a panel of experts, including filmmaker Reggie Turner, will take the stage to engage in a lively discussion about the film. The press release and flyer are attached for your review.

Great Backyard Bird Count - Queens Botanical Garden
February 18, 2012 - Flushing

Queens Botanical Garden is home to birds rarely seen in urban communities: red-tailed hawks, robins, and even pheasants! Join QBG staffer Shari Romar for this free annual bird counting event. Half nature walk, half scavenger hunt! Perfect for children and beginners. Restroom facilities easily accessible. Our results will be added to those submitted from across the continent. Meet at the Visitor & Administration Building lobby. For more information or to register email

Seal Cruise - The Riverhead Foundation
February 18, 2012 - Freeport

Sail aboard Captain Lou Fleet to view winter harbor seal populations throughout Hempstead Bay. A naturalist will be on board to discuss biology and behavior of seals and other marine life encountered. Proceeds support the New York State Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program.

Chelsea Gallery Tour - Gallery
February 18, 2012 - NY

Soho may have started the New York art scene decades ago, but with the fancy restaurants, expensive clothing stores, and designer shoe shops that moved in, it seems this artists’ stomping ground has gone commercial. Thankfully, the world of cutting-edge art is still alive and well in the Big Apple. It just changed neighborhoods. Chelsea has been crowned the new home of edgy art. The galleries here offer provocative contemporary art installations by some of the best emerging artists working across America and internationally today. But this isn’t the place to just see some pretty paintings. Amazing art, terrible art, the work that makes you think, and the work that makes you ill are all here for the viewing, which is why you’ll need an expert at your side. Heidi Lee is as deeply entrenched in the art world as you can get. When she isn’t traveling around the international art scene or advising wealthy clients on their next art purchase, she’s here to help you make sense of it all. Visit some of Chelsea’s best galleries with Heidi and you’ll walk away with a better understanding of the current art scene, what makes something “art,” and why Chelsea is the new hot spot. Top things off with a drink at Boutique Eat Shop, the watering hole and restaurant for New York’s hippest art crowd that includes a preview of their latest art installation by local artists. Discuss what you liked, what you didn’t, and what it all means. If you’re an art lover, this is a great experience for you. If you’re new to the art scene, then this is an even better experience for you. Either way, find out what all the buzz is about in Chelsea. Two person minimum for tour to take place. Food not included.

Transform Your Favorite Seasonal Foods Into All Year Delicacies - (location TBA upon purchase of ticket)
February 18, 2012 - NY

- Preserve your favorite seasonal ingredients year-round in this hands-on workshop - Take home jars of your fermented food and learn about the benefits of eating locally - Host Leda Meredith is the author of The Locavore’s Handbook Few things are more heartbreaking than craving your favorite food, then remembering it’s out of season for the next six months. Instead of spending big on fruits and vegetables grown thousands of miles away, you can enjoy your preferred produce year-round by learning how to deliciously and safely preserve them using lacto-fermentation (not nearly as complicated as it sounds, we promise). Leda Meredith, author of The Locavore’s Handbook, will teach you preservation methods in a hands-on workshop at a Brooklyn kitchen that you can carry out in your own apartment, no matter how small. Sourcing local ingredients from the Grand Army Plaza Green Market, she’ll tell you what’s best suited for a fermented transformation, then teach you how to make an apple chutney and spicy carrot kimchee tasty enough to eat straight out of the jars, as well as a provencal soup that is perfect for winter. After a relaxing afternoon with Leda, you’ll go home with reasons to eat more locally, lasting jars of delicious food, and a new sense of freedom from the usual culinary limitations of the seasons.

Transformations - Loft Artist Association
February 18, 2012 - Stamford

CD's, shredded junk mail, zippers, plastic jugs, matches, nuts, bolts, cereal boxes, teabags, and a variety of other household and organic items are transformed from trash to treasure.

Cooking Class: Ooey Gooey Mac and Cheese - Taste Buds
February 18, 2012 - Manhattan

Kids will learn how to make Taste Buds' ever-popular three-cheese mac and cheese.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves - Broadhollow Theatre
February 18, 2012 - Elmont

Mirror, mirror on the wall, we all know Snow White is the fairest of them all. Join Snow White and the 7 dwarves on her adventure and happily ever after with the Prince.

WILD WEST in Williamsburg - The Muse
February 18, 2012 - Brooklyn

Imagine what happens when a cowboy, a pretty lady and a gentleman play with ropes whips and knives... in Williamsburg. Your Wanted to bear witness for this ONE TIME ONLY event with World Champion Trick Roper & World Record Holder for Most Targets Whipped From the Hand of an Assistant - Chris McDaniel .....AND........ THE World's FASTEST and MOST ACCURATE Knife Thrower - Throwdini Round up your friends and Mosey on over! This is one Grand ol time You DO NOT WANT TO MISS as The Muse Brooklyn converts to a Western Saloon and Chris McDaniel , Throwdini and Miss Cherry Delight take the stage. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE ONLY - This event will be sold out! These world class performers can rarely be caught in the NYC area let alone with in the same show ! To Pre purchase tickets EMAIL : HeadLine: WILD WEST in WILLIAMSBURG and please include a phone number you can reached at. or purchase your ticket here : Tickets are $15 PreSale / $20 at the door We accept Cash and CreditCards

Hard Travelin' With Woody (Based on the Musicy Words and Wordy Music of Woody Guthrie) - The Peoples' Voice Cafe
February 18, 2012 -

The Peoples' Voice Cafe is located on the lower level of Community Church of New York. Hop a boxcar through the Dustbowl with Woody Guthrie and commune for an hour with the spirit, stories and songs of America's great poet-of-the-people and saint-of-the-working man in Randy Noojin's one man hit from FringeNYC, HARD TRAVELIN' WITH WOODY. "Randy Noojin's Woody Guthrie is a revelation. He captures the spirit of the man like no others have done onstage. His Guthrie is not just some folksy cardboard caricature; we've seen enough of those. Noojin's Guthrie is ornery, pugnacious, sly, and driven by the twin forces of anger and love - a seething anger at the political and economic injustice he sees all around him and a bottomless love for his country and its people."- Will Kaufman, author of WOODY GUTHRIE, AMERICAN RADICAL "Noojin delivers one of the delights of the fest with aplomb, getting even an uptight New York crowd singing along . . . This is solid, entertaining work that should travel far and wide in these hard times, just like Guthrie himself." HUFFINGTON POST See video clip at: and Doors open at 7:30 PM and the program begins at 8:00 PM. Admission is on a sliding scale from $15 to $18. TDF vouchers are accepted. Please pay what you honestly can afford. PVC will turn no one away for lack of money. For further information please see:

'An Evening of Sophisticated Vocal Jazz with Yvonne Moneira' - Bowery Poetry Club
February 18, 2012 - New York

Enjoy an evening of Sophisticated Jazz, Bossa Nova, and R&B performed by vocalist Yvonne Moneira and a cast of stellar musicans! Featuring: Yvonne Moneira (vocals) Carlos Cuevas (piano) John Davis (drums) Luques Curtis (Bass) Richard Padron (Guitar) Nabate Isles (trumpet)

President's Day Weekend Ghost Hunt at Grand Central Terminal - Grand Central Terminal
February 18, 2012 - NY

Countless millions have traveled the halls and tracks of this treasured New York landmark. Could the Ghosts of a certain past presidents still be lingering in this mecca of transportation for well over 70 years? Join the NYC's own Ghost Doctors (paranormal investigators and licensed tours guides) this President's Day weekend on a supernatural investigation of Grand Central Terminal. This is not your typical "story telling" ghost tour. This is the real deal! Learn lore and legend, ghost hunting fundamentals as well as the use of authentic ghost hunting equipment and who knows, maybe some spirits will happen to stop by! For further information go to or call 212-227-6134

Brooklyn Rooted: Enjoy an Artisanal Dinner Party - (location TBA upon purchase of ticket)
February 18, 2012 - NY

- Winter-inspired three course dining experience - Wine pairing with each course - Course Introduction and Commentary from Chef Elise - Take-home recipes In this installment of the popular Brooklyn Rooted dinner series, chef Elise Kornack promises a winter-inspired three course meal in the local Brooklyn style you’ve come to expect. Like every Brooklyn Rooted dinner, there is an emphasis on local ingredients. Elise will be cooking an original menu (check it out below) to suit the chilly winter weather with wine pairings to compliment every course. You’ll enjoy the unique flavor combinations, beautifully composed dishes and interesting conversation just four stops from Union Square on the Q train. Like every Brooklyn Rooted dinner, diners will go behind the scenes of how a chef processes inspiration, composes a menu, writes recipes and cooks food with incredible attention to detail in an atmosphere with an aesthetic unlike any other.

Capture the Charm of Prohibition Cocktails with a Master Bartender - (location TBA upon purchase of ticket)
February 18, 2012 - Brooklyn

- Taste a range of Prohibition Era cocktails as you learn to create them on your own - Get to know the basics of bartending: essential spirits, ingredients, recipes and techniques - Host Brian Quinn was trained by the best in New York?s bartending scene - All ingredients and spirits are included in the price Quality cocktails and the quiet comfort of speakeasies have undergone an overdue Renaissance recently. While there is a lot to enjoy about simply drinking Sazeracs and Negronis, develop a fuller appreciation for what you?re tasting during an evening with Brian Quinn ? an event producer and bartender hailing from both the underground supper club and cocktail worlds. You?ll sample a range of popular (and potent) Prohibition Era cocktails while Brian shows you the tools and tricks that go into putting them together. While every sip is rich in complexities, classic cocktails aren?t actually as complicated as you might think. Take a crack at it with Brian after he gives you a rundown of the ratios behind the recipes and how different base spirits work in drinks. And after learning how the classics are crafted, you might just be inspired to make up a cocktail of your own.

Staten Island Family Resource Day - Staten Island Mall, Center Court
February 18, 2012 - Staten Island

Join the New York City Child Care Resource & Referral Consortium for Staten Island Family Resource Day. Representatives from a variety of community resources will be available to provide information to help families find summer camps, child care programs and educational resources.

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2011/2012 Season of R&R @ the JCC - The JCC In Manhattan
February 18, 2012 - New York

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2011/2012 Season of R&R @ the JCC WHO: TANTSHOYZ Dance Party with Sruli and Lisa's Family Dance Band, Turn Oy into Joy—Kvetch into Stretch - Yoga and Movement for Every Body, Kid's Songs and Stories in Yiddish, Poetry & Music Panel: The New York Yiddish Poets, Yiddish Theatre: Past, Present, Future Lecture, an A Cappella Singalong with Joanne Borts and much, much more!!! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! February 18th at R&R is Yiddish Day & will feature all things Yiddish! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, creative art projects, Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole famil

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