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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on January 15


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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, January 15, 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 January 15. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through January 27, 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.

Kandinsky's Painting With White Border - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 15, 2012 - New York

This focused exhibition, co-organized with the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., brings the Guggenheim's final version of the painting from May 1913 together with twelve related drawings and watercolors and one major oil sketch, and features the results of an extensive conservation study of the Guggenheim and Phillips paintings.

reOrder: An Architectural Environment by Situ Studio - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 15, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Brooklyn-based design firm Situ Studio has taken over the Museum's 10,000-square-foot hall on the first floor and puts a very different take on the collonaded space, reimagining it with stretched fabric canopies and integrated furnishings that swell, expand, and augment the profile of the existing monumental columns. Children will be captivated by the looming structures and fabrics, and their interplay with light and shadows.

Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think - New York Hall of Science
Through January 15, 2012 - Queens

Have you ever looked at the family dog and wondered what was going on in her head? Do your kids swear the cat has a mind of his own? Find out what your pets and other animals are thinking about at New York Hall of Science. Discover the similarities between human and animal cognition in their new exhibition, Wild Minds.

Indoor Farmers' Market - Westchester County Center
January 15, 2012 - White Plains

Featuring fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses, meats, wines, and more, grown and produced by New York State Farmers. Live entertainment, too. Parking is $5. Discount parking coupons available at

Gingerbread Adventures - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 15, 2012 - Bronx

Children explore the spices that make up a classic gingerbread recipe. Kids can stop inside a child-sized gingerbread playhouse and decorate gingersnap cookies. Daily, check times and pricing at Through January 15, 2012.

Auditions for 'WILLY WONKA JR.' - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
January 15, 2012 - Mamaroneck

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre is holding auditions for its Young People's Theatre production of "Willy Wonka, Jr." This production is open to all performers in grades K-5. Performers do not need to bring anything to the audition except a smile and their personality! They will be taught a song and given a few lines to read or recite at the audition. Performances run March 9-18. For more information, visit or call 914-630-0804.

'Footloose' - The Play Group Theatre
January 15, 2012 - White Plains

One of the most explosive movie musicals of our time bursts onto the PGT stage. Set to the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar- and Tony-nominated score, with Billboard-topping songs, "Footloose" celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people and guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. Whether you are a fan of the original movie or the remake, PGT's "Footloose" is toe-tapping, head-bopping fun for everyone! December 14, 15, 16, 21 and 22. Tickets by phone through the Play Group Theatre Box Office: (914) 946-4433 and online at

Peter Hand Quartet & The Music Of Horace Silver - Westport Arts Center
January 15, 2012 - Westport

Peter hand is a composer, arranger, and guitarist. He performs the music of local legendary pianist and composer Horace Silver. Silver is considered to be of the preeminent small group composers in Jazz history.

Shen Yun - David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
Through January 15, 2012 - New York

Through classical Chinese dance and music in a colorful and exhilarating show, Shen Yun brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization. Dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes, thunderous drums, and spectacular backdrops take you to another world. The performance will be held at the David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, New York, January 11-15, 2012. Shen Yun’s program features traditional Chinese culture as it was meant to be; a beautiful blend of artistry, energy, and grace. Each year boasts a brand new show, with dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes move in seamless, flowing patterns. A live orchestra blends East and West, thunderous drums shake the stage, and spectacular backdrops transport you to another world. Comprised of a variety of Chinese culture, Shen Yun has an inspiring story created through the following: Dance: o Classical Chinese dance is composed of three main parts: bearing, form, and technical skill. Other than complete training in the fundamentals, it also entails systematic training in movements and postures, as well as very difficult jumping and tumbling techniques. And so, alongside ballet, classical Chinese dance is one of the most comprehensive dance systems in the world. Costumes: o Every costume in a Shen Yun performance is presented with brilliant colors, displaying a splendid spectacle—from the Tang Dynasty’s “Raiment of Rainbows and Feathers” to imperial dragon robes, phoenix coronets, and cloud capes, from the civil official’s headdress and robes to the warrior’s helmet and armor, and from the traditional rightward cross-collared Han clothing to the ethnic attire of the Manchurian, Tibetan, Dai, Mongol, and Uyghur ethnic groups. Music: o The Chinese instruments in the show are classified by their material construction into eight categories: jin (metal), shi (stone), tu (clay), ge (hide), si (silk), mu (wood), bao (gourd), and zhu (bamboo). Collectively, these eight classifications are known as the ba yin, or “the eight sounds.” All materials used to make these instruments originate from nature, and the significance and symbolism of each is closely tied to its natural origin. While each of the Chinese instruments differs greatly in character, their interactions produce euphonious sounds that may surprise the listener. In fact, the emotions that these instruments are capable of invoking are as refined and subtle as they are complex. Through the performer’s technical excellence and emotive expression, any human emotion can be depicted. Vocals o The fundamental characteristic of Shen Yun Performing Arts vocal soloists is their use of bel canto vocal technique while singing Chinese lyrics. This means that the singer must grasp the highly difficult technical requirements of bel canto operatic singing while retaining the proper Chinese articulation and diction—today, this is unparalleled. The lyrics are all original compositions. Brimming with philosophical reflection about human life and deep layers of meaning, they traverse the boundaries of nation, race, and culture and have been fondly received and appreciated the world over. Some audience members even call Shen Yun’s songs "hymns." ABOUT: Shen Yun has performed to acclaim in more than 100 cities worldwide. At the core of Shen Yun’s performances is classical Chinese dance, and China's numerous ethnic and folk dance styles round out the evening along with masterful vocalists and musicians. In a collection of short pieces, audiences travel from the Himalayas to tropical lake-filled regions; from the legends of the culture’s creation over 5,000 years ago to contemporary tales of courage; from the highest heavens down to the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom. Website:

"Annie" - CM Performing Arts Center
Through January 15, 2012 - Oakdale

This popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals. The timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie gives children a chance to experience this classic musical about never giving up hope. The production runs through January 15, 2012.

'Shen Yun 2012' - David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
January 15, 2012 - Manhattan

Classical Chinese dance and music combine in a colorful and exhilarating show where dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes, a live orchestra, thunderous drums, and spectacular backdrops showcase 5,000 years of Chinese civilization. Shen Yun has performed to acclaim in more than 100 cities worldwide. At the core of Shen Yun's performances is classical Chinese dance, and China's numerous ethnic and folk dance styles round out the evening along with masterful vocalists and musicians. In a collection of short pieces, audiences travel from the Himalayas to tropical lake-filled regions; from the legends of the culture's creation more than 5,000 years ago to contemporary tales of courage; from the highest heavens down to the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom.

Student Art Exhibition - Parrish Art Museum
Through January 15, 2012 - Southampton

Students and teachers from the areas private and public schools used the current exhibit, American Portraits: Treasures from the Parrish Art Museum, as inspiration for their own artwork currently being displayed at the museum. Artwork submissions are from children ranging in age from pre-K to 8th.

Annie - CM Performing Arts Center
January 15, 2012 - Oakdale

Leapin Lizards. The comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the best-loved musicals. Boasting one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, including “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “N.Y.C.,” and “Tomorrow,” Annie is a theatrical experience for the entire family.

Frosty - John w. Engeman Theatre
January 15, 2012 - Northport

Frosty and his magic hat come to the stage in this live version of the popular television show.

ADD and Loving it! - Suffolk Y JCC
January 15, 2012 - Commack

In this one-hour documentary, Canadian comedy legend Patrick McKenna is after the truth. McKenna talks to researchers, specialists, and doctors about ADD and ADHD. He also shares his own struggle with and his present success in taking on Adult ADD. A discussion will follow this film.

Public Mission: Voyage To Mars - Lower Hudson Valley Challenger Center
January 15, 2012 - Airmont

Just like the real astronauts, crewmembers attend a briefing session then select tasks to perform on the mission like Navigation, Medical, Communication, and Life Support. Tasks are detailed enough to feel real and challenging yet simple enough for kids to do.

NYChessKids Chess Tournament - P.S. 116
January 15, 2012 - Manhattan

This chess tournament for scholastic players provides stiff competition in a friendly environment. There is a no-score section for Pre-K and kindergarten students and non-rated section for K-1st grade children. Stronger players can compete for a spot in the Scholastic Championships. Medals or trophies will be given to all participants.

Cuentos - White Plains Public Library
January 15, 2012 - White Plains

Storytime in Spanish for the entire family. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the start of the program.

The Rocky Horror Show - White Plains Performing Arts Center
January 15, 2012 - White Plains

A WPPAC Conservatory Production. On the way to visit an old college professor, two clean-cut young people, Brad Majors and his fiance Janet Weiss, run into trouble and seek help at the freaky Frankenstein mansion. However, little do they know that the mansion is inhabited by alien transsexuals from the planet Transylvania and Dr. Frank N Furter is in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments. Note: This theme may not be appropriate for children younger than 17.

Journey to the Past: Willie Maeby and the BMT - New York Transit Museum
Through January 15, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Willie Maeby, a conductor from the 1920's, will show us around his favorite subway car, the BMT Standard, sharing his experiences working on the railroad and recapturing the magic of subway travel from long ago. Make a badge for the subway job you'd most like to do.

Jack Hanna's 'Into The Wild Live' - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
January 15, 2012 - Westbury

Animal lover and adventurer Jack Hanna takes viewers on a virtual excursion around the world. "Into the Wild" provides insight into the protection and conservation of some of the planet's most endangered species and leaves viewers with a renewed appreciation for all creatures, great and small.

Ramona Quimby - Landmark on Main Street
January 15, 2012 - Port Washington

Poor Ramona is confused. The character in writer Beverly Cleary's book has so many family issues to work out, each of them with hilarious results. Not to worry, the audience and Ramona's family and friends help her get through them--laughing all the way.

Winter Creature Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
January 15, 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.

'Miss Ophelia' - The Duke Theater
January 15, 2012 - Manhattan

Part of The New Victory's Zoem! New Dutch Theater festival, "Miss Ophelia" is the story of the soft-spoken Ophelia. She is rather ordinary, but one day Ophelia experiences something quite extraordinary. In this charming stage adaptation of Ophelia's Shadow Theatre by Michael Ende ("The Neverending Story"), two talented and nimble performers use lively storytelling, imaginative homespun puppetry, and a sentimental score to dramatize this heartwarming tale. When Ophelia stumbles upon a shadow that "belongs to no one," she takes the solitary silhouette under her wing. When more shadows arrive, she tucks them into her tiny purse. Soon, unforgettable friendships are forged as Ophelia and her sidekicks share a poignant journey that delights long after the lights dim.

Family Art Project: Freedom Pillows - Wave Hill
January 15, 2012 - Bronx

Make a pillow with your own personal dream of freedom, drawing on the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King and traditional African American quilts. Use a wide array of cloth, yarn and felt to embellish your scene for your dream-time wish. Free with admission to the grounds.

"Hanna and the Moonlit Dress" - 14th Street Y
January 15, 2012 - East Village

Woken' Glacier Theater Company and LABA: The National Laboratory for New Jewish Culture present the premiere of the musical theater adaptation of the famous Israeli children's book "Hanna's Shabbat Dress" by Itzchak Damiel. Join Hanna and her friends, including Edna the cow, Zuzzi the dog, the Coalman, and the Moon, in an interactive musical theater experience. Hanna helps a stranger, and in the process accidentally dirties her white dress, newly sewn by her mother for Shabbat. Her distress is relieved, however, when she discovers the magic of a good deed. Children will help create the world of the play by crafting paper masks, costumes, and set pieces with the actors.

Tracks in the Snow - Teatown Lake Reservation
January 15, 2012 - Ossining

Many animals are out and about, searching for food and leaving their tracks in the snow. Families with children ages 5 and older will follow tracks and other signs to see what animals are doing in the cold winter world. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation.

Diane W. Darst Family Art Appreciation Lecture: 'Learning to Look' at American Landscapes - Bruce Museum
January 15, 2012 - Greenwich

There are informal, family dialogues in front of the art on exhibit in the galleries and landscape art-making activities in the Education Workshop. Reservations for the lesson sessions are suggested; call the Museum at 203-869-0376 or email

Munchkins and Mishpacha - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 15, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Mommy and Me / Daddy and Me with a Jewish twist. Bring your kids, ages 6 months to 3 years, for stories, songs, games, and more.

Movie - 'A Town Called Panic' - The Picture House
January 15, 2012 - Pelham

Hilarious and wacky, this stop-motion extravaganza has endless charms and raucous laughs for children and adults alike. The film stars three plastic toys named Cowboy, Indian, and Horse, who share a rambling house in a rural town that never fails to attract the craziest events. Note: this film is in French with English subtitles. Not Rated; recommended for ages 7+. (75 min, 2009.)

Feeding Fun - Greenburgh Nature Center
January 15, 2012 - Scarsdale

See what's on the menu during mealtime at the center's live animal museum.

Meet the Animals - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
January 15, 2012 - Cornwall

The nature center and surrounding grounds are beautiful any time of year, plus they're a scenic drive from Rockland County. Stop by for the World of Bees and Brook Trout Exhibits then at 2:30pm join a Museum Educator to "Meet the Animal" of the week. Museum hours are 12-4pm.

Winter Wolves! - Wolf Conservation Center
January 15, 2012 - South Salem

Winter offers families a unique opportunity to visit the wolves during their favorite time of year. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr as well as the center's other endangered wolves, and enjoy hot beverages in the woodstove-heated classroom. Pre-registration is required.

Miss New York USA & Miss New York Teen USA Pageants - Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase College
January 15, 2012 - Purchase

Miss New York Teen USA and Miss New York USA, presented by The Miss Universe Organization, Donald Trump, and K2 Productions. Watch an amazing group of young women take the stage to compete for the crown.

Films About Martin Luther King - White Plains Public Library
January 15, 2012 - White Plains

The Cave will play short films about Martin Luther King all day, from 1-5pm.

Brooklyn Aviators Hockey - Aviator Sports
January 15, 2012 - Marine Park

The Brooklyn Aviators have returned to their home base at Aviator Sports (in Floyd Bennett Field) for another season of hockey excitement. Come and support them as they battle for domination in the newly formed Federal Hockey League.

Pinkalicious, The Musical - Ridgefield Theater Barn
Through January 15, 2012 - Ridgefield

Based on the book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann, Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents.

Family Weekend Workshop - Animal Tracks - Hudson River Museum & Planetarium
January 15, 2012 - Yonkers

Make your own stamp of animal tracks from the Hudson River after viewing Hudson Riverama.

Baby Story Time - Greenlight Booksstore
January 15, 2012 - Fort Greene

Vered, a local music therapist and musician, performs and leads babies and toddlers through stories, songs, and interactive play.

The Stamford Symphony Presents: Exploring the Orchestra - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
January 15, 2012 - Stamford

Children aged 4-8 are introduced to musicians and their instruments in this 45-minute interactive program designed specifically for this age group. Reservations required. Call Patron Services at 203-325-1407 x10, visit or e-mail

Family Drop-In Ceramic Party - Great Neck Arts Center
January 15, 2012 - Great Neck

Prepare for messy fun for the entire family. Come create an art project, "WINTER - LET IT SNOW!" side-by-side with your child or grandchild. Additional programs scheduled February 4, March 4, April 1. Call or visit to register.

Let's Join Hands - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 15, 2012 - Crown Heights

Explore the differences and similarities of various cultures and we learn about tolerance and peace. Learn Martin Luther King's message of friendship and love as he joined hands with people of all colors on his march to freedom. Create a hand wreath to take home. (For children 5 and under.)

Earthworks: Best Nest Contest - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 15, 2012 - Crown Heights

From twigs and mud to bubbles and spit, nests can be made out of just about anything. Check out nests from our collection and see who can build the best nest for their little guests. (For children 4 and older).

Shen Yun - The David Koch Theater
Through January 15, 2012 - New York

Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music. A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from the five millennia of Chinese civilization. Every year, Shen Yun unveils an entirely new lineup of dances, songs, and musical scores. At the core of Shen Yun’s performances is classical Chinese dance with it’s explosive techniques, synchronized movements, enchanting elegance, and expressive powers. China’s numerous ethnic and folk dance styles round out the evening. In a collection of short pieces, audiences travel from the Himalayas to tropical lake-filled regions; from the legends of the culture's creation over 5,000 years ago to contemporary tales of courage; from the highest heavens down to the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom. Award-winning vocalists perform piano-accompanied solos, along with a regular favorite—the stirring melodies of the two-stringed erhu. Shen Yun’s one-of-a-kind orchestra, with its all-original compositions, blends East and West like no other. The distinctly Chinese sound of ancient instruments like the bamboo flute and pipa are bathed in a rich sea of Western strings, percussion, woodwinds, and brass. The result—two great classical traditions producing one fresh, unexpected sound. Animated backdrops transport the audience to another world. Projected behind the dancers, the hi-tech images lift the stage and set it amidst blossoming landscapes, deep forests, Mongolian prairies, or celestial paradises. The David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, New York, January 11-15, 2012. For tickets and information: 1-800-818-2393 /

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
January 15, 2012 - Staten Island

Create a lovely winter scene in oil pastels.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
January 15, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Small prizes for the winners. Break out some of Moxie Spot's board games, too.

Post-Industrial Soundtrack & Detroit Deluxxe (Musical Presentation and Concert) - Queens Museum of Art
January 15, 2012 - Corona

Beyond the automobile, one of Detroit's greatest contribution to global culture is musical innovation. The unique and challenging social and political context of Detroit has produced artists with a high degree of integrity, musical perfectionism, and groundbreaking technique. Waajeed and DJ Rimarkable will explore how Detroit's music innovations have evolved side-by-side with and advanced the city's movements for social transformation. They will also present about Detroit DJs and their role in amplifying and preserving the city's musical legacy, from Motown, to Rock, Funk, Techno, Hip-Hop and beyond.

Garden and Conservatory Walk - Wave Hill
January 15, 2012 - Bronx

Start your family's new year off with some fitness at Wave Hill. Come to the Perkins Visitor Center to take a midday walk through the grounds and conservatory and experience some seasonal garden highlights along the way.

Family Art Project: Freedom Pillows - Wave Hill
January 15, 2012 - Bronx

Make a pillow with your own personal dream of freedom. Each family member should create their pillow by drawing on the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King and traditional African American quilts. Use a wide array of cloth, yarn, and felt to embellish your scene for your dream-time wish.

Birding Along the Hudson - Wave Hill
January 15, 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 at Wave Hill. Amble through woodlands and fields to observe the hardy birds that spend the winter in these urban oases. Severe weather cancels. For weather-related updates call 718-549-3200 x 245 by 8am the day of the walk.

Trolls - Crystal Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, Ben Franklin Theater
January 15, 2012 - South Norwalk

Set in a fictional Norway, Trolls depicts a story of a war between the trolls and the humans over a tragic misunderstanding--humans have been cutting down trees without warning the forest trolls who live in them, thereby killing the trees' inhabitants. (Snow Date all performances, Saturday, Jan 28th.)

Martin Luther King Day Commemoration - Brooklyn Museum
January 15, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Brooklyn Museum and WNYC will team-up for a special program to honor MLK. In the past, this collaboration has featured speakers of note, music and dance performances, and other appearances that honor the spirit of Martin Luther King.

'Cerealism' Collage Workshop with Artist Michael Albert - White Plains Public Library
January 15, 2012 - White Plains

A special drop-in "Cerealism" Collage Workshop with collage- and pop-artist Michael Albert, who is known for his cubist mosaic cereal-box collages. Families can view the exhibit in the Gallery, then go to The Castle in The Trove where they will read picture books, then make collages of their own.

Open Mic for Poets - Queens Library: Central Branch
January 15, 2012 - Jamaica

Channel the days of the beatniks and listen to some poetry on Sunday evening. Nicole Cooley will read with Tatiana Alvarado. Cooley, a New Orleans native, is now a Professor of English at Queens College. She directs the new MFA Program in creative writing and literary translation and has published five books. Her most recent poetry collections include Breach (Louisiana State University Press) and Milk Dress (Alice James Books). Tatiana Alvarado grew up in Astoria where she currently resides.

Family Art Project: Freedom Pillows - Wave Hill
January 15, 2012 - Bronx

Make a pillow with your own personal dream of freedom, drawing on the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King and traditional African American quilts. Use a wide array of cloth, yarn and felt to embellish your scene for your dream-time wish. Free with admission to the grounds.

Family Art Project: Freedom Pillows - Wave Hill
January 15, 2012 - Bronx

Make a pillow with your own personal dream of freedom, drawing on the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King and traditional African American quilts. Use a wide array of cloth, yarn and felt to embellish your scene for your dream-time wish. Admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 15, 2012 -

EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON, join us for GOSPEL BRUNCH THE WORLD FAMOUS HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR Get your dose of the Holy Ghost! Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip Doors: 12:30pm Show: 1:30pm $40 adv, $42.50 door Every Sunday, for the past 9 years, the world famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to BB King's in a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, joyous gospel brunch-buffet show. The homestyle "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

Seal Cruise - Riverhead Foundation with Captain Lou Fleet
January 15, 2012 - Freeport

View winter harbor seal populations throughout Hempstead Bay. A naturalist is 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. Reservations required.

Film Society of Lincoln Center Presents 'Jason and the Argonauts' - Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
January 15, 2012 - Manhattan

In order to claim his throne, Jason must bring back the Golden Fleece from the distant land of Colchis. Even with the help of Hercules and the protection of the goddess Hera, his foes are daunting: a cyclops, harpies, an army of skeletons, and the seven-headed hydra. This is a great introduction to the special-effects genius of Ray Harryhausen and a truly mythic adventure. (Don Chaffey, U.K., 1963, Digital; 104 minutes.) Family Film-goers can stop at Indie Food and Wine before or after the film for an afternoon treat like the "indie lunch box," a meal that features a New York State cheddar grilled cheese sandwich on multi-grain bread with an apple and house-made hot chocolate ($6).

How Did They Do That?: Renaissance Tempera Painting - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 15, 2012 - Manhattan

Peek at technique and learn, through handling tools and materials, how works of art were created in the European Paintings galleries.

Family Movie-Mr. Popper's Penguins - Brookhaven Free Library
January 15, 2012 - Brookhaven

The professional and personal life of a businessman begins to unravel after he inherits six penguins. Rated PG.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
January 15, 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.

Kids 'N Comedy: 'The Philosophy Show' - Gotham Comedy Club
January 15, 2012 - Manhattan

Teen comics will crack books to prepare for "The Philosophy Show." What better way to deal with the confusion of adolescence than by weighing Hegel against Kierkegaard?

Sketch by the Sea: Watercolor - Cold Spring Habor Whaling Museum
January 15, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Discover your artistic side and get creative with watercolor to draw historical artifacts. Paint softly colored scenes inspired by the sea. All art materials supplied. RSVP required.

Sunday Science Spectacular: Dinosaurs and Their Cousins - 92nd Street Y
January 15, 2012 - Manhattan

Where did dinosaurs come from, where did they go, and what did they leave behind? Learn exciting dinosaur facts and make a real fossil to take home.

All in the Family: The Life and Music of Mendelssohn - 92nd Street Y
January 15, 2012 - Upper East Side

Steven Isserlis couldn't find good books to help teach his young son about the great composers, so he wrote two funny and charming volumes of his own: "Why Beethoven Threw the Stew" and "Why Handel Waggled His Wig." Now, the acclaimed cellist brings his irresistible wit to the stage in a series of hour-long musical portraits. This concert features the music of his distant cousin, who was probably the greatest teenaged composer of all time. Mendelssohn wrote some of his greatest masterpieces, such as his wonderful "Octet for Strings," before he was 17.

Sunday Story Hour: A Child Named Martin - Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library at New-York Historical Society
January 15, 2012 - Upper West Side

What was Martin Luther King, Jr.'s childhood like? Learn about his family and upbringing.

Saltwater Stories - Long Island Children's Museum
January 15, 2012 - Garden City

Explore the maritime culture of Long Island including fishing, cuisine, industry, history, ecology, arts and crafts. Meet folk artists and learn about the traditional ways of life that help shape the cultural and economic development of Long Island and the animals that inhabit our waterways.

LICM Theater presents 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' - Long Island Children's Museum
January 15, 2012 - Garden City

Find out what happens when little Goldilocks stumbles upon an empty cottage during her walk in the woods. This show was created for pre-school children, but the whole family will be laughing along too. Stay after the show and meet the characters.

Make a Difference Pledge - Children's Museum of Manhattan
January 15, 2012 - Upper West Side

Explore Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy and the role children can play in making a difference. Make your own pledge to make a difference in your neighborhood or community.

Jeremy Plays Guitar - 92YTribeca
January 15, 2012 - Tribeca

This high-energy kids' band seeks to give kids the words to navigate their world with songs about taking the subway, catching a taxi, taking turns, and making mistakes.

Mighty/Bold Warriors - Wee Warriors Yoga - Prism Wellness
January 15, 2012 - St. James

Children aged 3-5 can learn yoga poses through songs, puppets and stories. Children develop social, sensory and motor skills while increasing their flexibility. Registration Required.

GROOVE BUFFET Classic R&B, Motown & Soul Revue - Lucille's
January 15, 2012 - New York

Paying homage to soul legends, Groove Buffet has an extensive song library from which it crafts each show's set list, providing an entire night of material featuring the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Tina Turner, Wilson Pickett, and many more. Founded solely on passion for the music, Groove Buffet has become one of the best classic R&B, Motown, and soul acts on the East Coast. The band captures the true spirit of what this music is all about, motivating people to get up and dance to each and every song it performs.

R&B SPOTLIGHT - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 15, 2012 - New York

R&B Spotlight is excited about presenting the next great R&B star to the world. Talented artists have come in from all over the globe to showcase their gifts as part of this event. Everyone from Aretha Franklin to Anthony Hamilton has graced the B.B. King stage, and now R&B Spotlight is providing the same platform for other up-and-coming R&B acts to follow suit. If you would like to be a part of this or a future showcase, please send a video of your talent to For further questions, please contact 21Voices Entertainment offices at (718) 576-1950.

Family Class at the Powerbrain Trining Center in Bayside! - Powerbrain Training Center
January 15, 2012 - Bayside

Learn how to develop your brain power to create a healthier, happier, and more peaceful life for you and your family. Family class includes specialized Brain Education games and activities to help families increase communication, respect and appreciation for one another. You will enjoy lots of fun and laughter during this special time connecting with your family. Please call ahead to reserve your space in the class.

Music for Aardvarks Family Drop in Class - JCC Rockland
January 15, 2012 - West Nyack

Sing, dance, and have a blast at this drop-in dance party. Half price for siblings; free for parents.

Golden Festival 2012 - Grand Prospect Hall
Through January 15, 2012 - Brooklyn

Two nights of Balkan music, dance & border-crossing celebration - Sponsored by Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band - The Golden Festival is New York’s largest Balkan music event, with multiple stages, Balkan & Middle Eastern refreshments, Balkan arts vendors, as well as beautiful Balkan textiles on display. From international stars to local musicians, modern Balkan stylists to folk traditionalists, over 40 bands provide hours of ecstatic listening, dancing and partying. An incredible grass roots event. Both nights in Brooklyn at: The Grand Prospect Hall 263 Prospect Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215 (718) 788-0777 Friday, Jan 13th, 7:30 pm – 12:30 am; Admission: $25, students with ID $20 Saturday, Jan 14th, 6 pm – 2 am; Admission: $50, students: $40 Two Night Festival Admission: $70, students $55 Children 12 and under: free Discounts for advance online purchase Complimentary Balkan & Middle Eastern Snacks/Cash Bar Subway: R to Prospect Ave. Limited on site valet parking $10

Things You Hit and Things You Spit! - Stamforduseum & ature Ceter
January 15, 2012 - Stamford

A 45-minute interactive program that are child-focused and strive to introduce children to music. Concerts are geared for children aged 4 to 8, and encourage all to get up-close-and-personal with the musicians.

All Aboard with Thomas & Friends Mini-Performance - New York Botanical Garden
January 15, 2012 - Bronx

Beloved children's favorites Thomas & Friends are pulling into The New York Botanical Garden during the final two weeks of this season's spectacular Holiday Train Show, January 2-16, 2012. Join Thomas and Driver Sam on a fun-filled, sing-along, mini-performance adventure by helping Thomas find his way from Knapford Station to Brendam Docks using teamwork, friendship, and discovery. Bring your camera; each mini-performance includes a photo-op with Thomas. Kids can get an honorary engineer certificate and Take home coloring sheets, stickers, and temporary tattoos of Thomas and his engine friends. In the Ross Hall.

Paper Arts & Mixed Media - Altered Altoid Tins - John C. Hart Memorial Library
January 15, 2012 - Shrub Oak

Learn how to craft a one-of-a-kind tins using empty Altoids (or other) tin boxes. Please register to receive materials list.

Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom - Paramount Center for the Arts
January 15, 2012 - Peekskill

For more than 30 years, Peter Gros and his animal friends have thrilled children and adults alike. During his popular live presentations, Gros highlights his countless wildlife adventures with a mix of video clips, audience participation, and friendly exotic animals. He includes inspirational stories that deal with issues of conservation, travel, and wildlife filming. Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom television shows have been entertaining TV audiences for more than 45 years. Peter Gros' live performances are a thrilling, not-to-be-missed adjunct to the Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom nature and wildlife experience.

Vodka Tasting & Food Pairing - Historic Richmond Town
January 15, 2012 - Staten Island

$55 per person For reservations, please call 718-351-1611, Ext. 236. This a fun, fun fundraising get together for adults only! One seating at 3:00 pm and another at 5:30 pm

Bowzer's Ultimate Doo-Wop Party Vol. XI - Mohegan Sun Arena
January 15, 2012 - Uncasville

An incredible lineup of talent is set to hit the stage for Bowzer's 11th installment of the Ultimate Doo-Wop Party that celebrates classic and legendary Rock & Roll. Performances By: LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS ("Tears On My Pillow"; "Goin' Out Of My Head"; "Hurts So Bad"); KENNY VANCE & THE PLANOTONES ("Looking For An Echo"); THE FLEETWOODS ("Come Softly To Me"; "Mr. Blue"; "Tragedy"); JAY SIEGEL'S TOKENS ("The Lion Sleeps Tonight"; "Tonight I Fell In Love"; "Portrait Of My Love"); THE CHIFFONS ("One Fine Day"; "He's So Fine"; "Sweet Talkin' Guy"); LARRY CHANCE & THE EARLS ("Remember Then"; "I Believe"; "Never"); THE TOYS ("A Lover's Concerto"); THE DEMENSIONS ("Over The Rainbow"); THE JARMELS ("A Little Bit of Soap"). The event is hosted by none other than Bowzer who will be appearing with Bowzer & The Stingrays. $35 & $25.

St. John Sale - St. John
Through January 15, 2012 - New York

St. John invites customers to the Fifth Avenue boutique where Fall merchandise will be on sale for up to 70% off. The sale will be available through January 15th.

'Giggle, Giggle, Quack' - Manhattan Children's Theatre
January 15, 2012 - Manhattan

Based on the book by Doreen Cronin, this musical is the sequel to the barnyard blockbuster "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type." Farmer Brown is going on vacation. He asks his brother, Bob, to take care of the animals. "But," he warns, "keep an eye on Duck. She's trouble." Bob follows the instructions in Farmer Brown's notes exactly...but is that giggling he hears? Who's REALLY running this farm?

Holiday Train Show - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 16, 2012 - Bronx

This cherished tradition delights people of all ages. Marvel at the charming model trains and New York City landmark replicas, stroll the spectacular grounds, decorate (and eat!) gingersnaps, break for lunch and hot chocolate, and shop for everyone on your list. About the Holiday Train Show - Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, model trains zip over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the original Yankee Stadium, Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge. Artist's Studio - NEW - This year visitors will get an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed. Models in different stages of completion will show how a structure destined for the Holiday Train Show is framed and begins taking shape through the addition of plant material. Photos, interpretive panels, tools, and supplies help tell the story of how the magic comes together.

New Photography 2011 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 16, 2012 - New York

This year, MoMA's annual New Photography series expands to feature the work of six artists, with the aim of capturing the diversity and international scope of contemporary photographic work. New Photography 2011: Moyra Davey, George Georgiou, Deana Lawson, Doug Rickard, Viviane Sassen, Zhang Dali includes the work of Davey (Canada), whose mailed-photograph grids feature the stamps, postmarks, and return addresses that have accreted on each photograph -- analog elements that are particularly unique in these digital times; Georgiou (England), who looks at modern-day Turkey as it seeks to hold on to its traditions and landscape amid the oncoming wave of Westernization and development; Lawson (U.S.), whose work showcases the African American experience, with a particular emphasis on the human figure and form, in powerfully intimate portraits of people from all walks of life; Rickard (U.S.), whose photographs document the blurred faces of people and crumbling American cities as captured by the Google Streetview lens, and explore issues of poverty, race, and privacy; Sassen (The Netherlands), who incorporates images of the people and places of the African continent in an attempt to recapture her surreal dreams and memories of growing up in Kenya; and Dali (China), who uses original source materials, including Chinese archives, books, and periodicals, to trace the lineage of propaganda made during Mao Tse Tung's Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution. The artists in New Photography 2011 approach image-making from very different perspectives, making for a truly dynamic combination.

Holiday Train Show - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 16, 2012 - Bronx

Experience the wonder of large-gauge model trains and trolleys winding past more than 140 miniature replicas of New York landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium, and Radio City Music Hall - all created from plant materials. The show is particularly magical at in the evening, when the lights twinkle. Check times and pricing, and purchase advance tickets at

2011 Festival of Lighthouses Contest - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 16, 2012 - Norwalk

Visitors enjoy viewing and judging two dozen hand-crafted lighthouses placed throughout the aquarium.

Lisbon's Hebrew Bible - Medieval Jewish Art in Context - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 16, 2012 -

The second in a series of installations that focus, one at a time, on masterworks of Hebrew manuscript illumination from a national or international collection. The display highlights Jewish artistic culture in the Middle Ages by presenting it alongside contemporary works of art, mostly created for Christians, from the Museum's own collection. This installment will feature the Cervera Bible, a designated National Treasure from the National Library of Portugal in Lisbon. The pages of this Hebrew Bible, one of the most splendid manuscripts of the Middle Ages, will be turned weekly, giving viewers the rare opportunity to see many of its beautiful illustrations.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice - Yale Peabody Museum
Through January 16, 2012 - New Haven

Music and dance performances, storytelling, educational activities for teens, and an invitational poetry slam are some of the events planned to honor Martin Luther King's life.

Boardwalk Empire promotion - HBO Shop / Union Square
Through January 16, 2012 - New York

Put on your best flapper dress. Get your three-piece suit tailored. We’re going back to the 1920s! Today, January 10th, the public will have a chance to experience the decade of decadence when the HBO Shop in New York transforms into a Prohibition-era speakeasy. In conjunction with the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download release of Boardwalk Empire: The Complete First Season, HBO Home Entertainment invites consumers to travel back in time for an unforgettable Boardwalk experience. To enter the store, you must pass through the speakeasy style door adorned with a sliding eye-window and guarded by a 1920s style bouncer. The interior is furnished with vintage-style wallpaper, framed pictures, a bar, tables, stools, alcohol bottles (sorry, alcohol not included!), newspapers and other themed props. Street reps dressed in period wardrobe will invite consumers to stop in to shop and take pictures of this distinctive event which will run through Monday, January 16th. To add further excitement to the release, we are dispatching Prohibition-era vehicles in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. However, instead of selling illegal hooch from the trunks, our 1920s ambassadors will be selling Boardwalk DVD/Blu-rays! A first for home entertainment, these mobile retailers will be guarded and operated by a crew that just might resemble Jimmy Darmody and Richard Harrow themselves. Boardwalk Empire is one of the hottest shows on television so I’m sure your readers/viewers would love to know about these fun events. Below please find more information on locations and fans can check out the Boardwalk Empire Facebook page ( and HBO Twitter ( @HBO) for updated information through the day on Tuesday. HBO Shop 1100 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036 11am-7pm (1/10-1/14, 1/16) 12pm-5pm (1/15) Tuesday, January 10th New York Vintage Car Retailer Union Square on Broadway between 13th and 14th 11am-7pm

Alex Webb: The Suffering of Light - Aperture Gallery
Through January 19, 2012 - New York

Aperture Gallery presents an exhibition of Alex Webb’s work to accompany his recently published monograph, The Suffering of Light. Recognized as a pioneer of American color photography, since the 1970s, Webb has consistently created photographs characterized by intense color and light. His work, with its richly layered and complex composition, touches on multiple genres, including street photography, photojournalism, and fine art, but as Webb claims, “To me it all is photography. You have to go out and explore the world with a camera.” Webb’s ability to distill gesture, color, and contrasting cultural tensions into single, beguiling frames results in evocative images that convey a sense of enigma, irony, and humor. Featuring key works alongside previously unpublished photographs, The Suffering of Light provides the most thorough examination to date of this modern master’s prolific, thirty-year career.

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 22, 2012 - Manhattan

Designed by the artist Faith Ringgold and created in collaboration with NYC students ages 8-19, this memorial quilt will be on view at the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. The quilt poignantly conveys the importance of respect, understanding, and communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace. Comprised of three 72 x 50-inch panels, each with 12 squares on the theme of peace, the quilt will be displayed alongside several of the students' original works of art that inspired its content, as well as related works made this summer by the Museum's high school interns.

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 22, 2012 -

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt was designed by Faith Ringgold and constructed in collaboration with New York City students ages eight through nineteen. The quilt poignantly conveys the importance of communication across cultures and religions to achieve the goal of peace. Comprised of three panels, each with twelve squares on the theme of peace, the quilt will be displayed alongside several original works of art that inspired its content. Faith Ringgold is well known for her story quilts: art that combines painting, quilted fabric, and storytelling. Her work has been exhibited in major museums around the world and can be found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art, among others. In addition to writing and illustrating eleven children's books, she has been the recipient of more than seventy-five awards, fellowships, citations, and honors, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Fellowship for painting, two National Endowment for the Arts Awards, and seventeen honorary doctorates. The quilt was commissioned by InterRelations Collaborative Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering cross-cultural understanding through art among the increasingly diverse student populations in New York City and the tri-state area. The exhibition was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with the InterRelations Collaborative, Inc.

Parsons Dance - Joyce Theater
Through January 22, 2012 -

"One of the great movers of modern dance" (The New York Times) and "one of modern dance's great living dance-makers" (New York Magazine), David Parsons brings his company back to The Joyce with a program that includes one world premiere and two programs filled with selections from the company's repertory of more than 70 Parsons works. The programs will feature an assortment of audience favorites, including Swing Shift, with music by Kenji Bunch, and Touched by Time, with music by John Corigliano and costume design by Donna Karan. All programs will include David's stroboscopic masterwork, Caught.

Maurizio Cattelan: All - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 22, 2012 - New York

This retrospective survey marks the first time that the entirety of Maurizio Cattelan's oeuvre will be assembled into a coherent exhibition narrative, with more than 130 works borrowed from private and public collections around the world, ranging from the late 1980s to the present.

ADHD Parent Coaching Workshop Series - PTS Coaching
Through January 24, 2012 - Plainview

This ADHD workshop will help you develop the tools necessary, based on best practices, to help your child be successful in school, at home, and in life. Using a combination of education and coaching, specific strategies are developed to help you learn to establish appropriate rules and expectations and have your child cooperate. Email to register and for location details. Classes run through January 24, 2012.

New York Jewish Film Festival 2012 - The Jewish Museum
Through January 26, 2012 -

Presented by The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the 21st annual New York Jewish Film Festival will showcase World, US and New York premieres of dramatic feature films, fascinating documentaries, and engaging shorts exploring the Jewish experience around the globe.

Bounce Unlimited - The Sports Place
Through January 26, 2012 - Blauvelt

Bounce all-day long in an Inflatables Room. Jump on a giant slide, have fun on a bungee run, try your hand at an obstacle course, and more.

Jazz-minh Moore: 'Is That All There Is' - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through January 28, 2012 - New York

Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present, Is That All There Is, its second solo exhibition with Jazz-minh Moore. Moore’s new series of paintings features her sister, Asia Kindred, amidst the ruins of a deteriorating cabin. The primarily naturalistic pallet is infused with distortion and bright color, causing the compositions to hover between physical and psychological space. The cabin depicted was the first structure built on the land where the artist was born, deep in the Oregon woods. Over the years and seasons, Moore has watched the dilapidated structure fall into a nest-like geometry that she finds beautiful. The external post and lintel structure has given way to the kind of forgotten, mythical space that a teen might build her fort in; a space wherein secrets can be told and tasted, where the patchy, uneven ground is both soft and solid. It is within this context that Asia is found squatting, or absentmindedly doodling on the fallen boards with a sharp stick. The cabin and the girl are inextricably linked through overlapping compositions. In some works, such as 'The Tower', Asia is almost entirely camouflaged amidst a patterning of light and tattoos. The idea of aligning one's own experience symbolically with gods in mythical fables is prevalent in Moore’s new body of work. The work speaks obliquely to the artist's disillusionment with monotheistic and patriarchal codes within Western culture. Throughout these paintings, physicality is dominant in the materials, subject matter and process: wood on wood, sex, cutting, and nature. The birch surfaces that inhabit the work also have a voice within the compositions. Utilizing the wood grain as a landscape to influence her compositions, Moore leaves some sections unfinished, while others are highly rendered. The level of completion is an evolving collaboration between the artist's hand and the organic drawing ‘style’ present in the wood panel itself. Some surfaces are finished with a high gloss resin. Others are left bare. The surface treatment is reflective of the subject matter within each work. Through a combination of tattoos on her sister's body and archetypes carved into the wood panels of the fallen cabin, Moore creates a personal pantheon of gods to reflect her experiences. These divinities, including a pair of snails in slow fornication, a blue-faced Kali, lines from a Jenny Holzer projection, a sculpture of a laughing pig with a coin-slot asshole by Matthew Weinstein, Medusa, Ouroboros, performance artist

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