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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on January 21


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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 21, 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 21. 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.

Kelly Clarkson - Radio City Music Hall
January 21, 2012 -

Since bursting onto the music scene 10 years ago, Kelly Clarkson has released 5 studio albums (Thankful, Breakaway, My December, All I Ever Wanted, Stronger), sold over 20 million albums worldwide, 10 million albums in the US and has had 9 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. She is the recipient of 2 Grammy Awards, 2 American Music Awards, 2 MTV Awards, 1 Country Music Award and 11 Billboard Awards.

'State Fair' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
January 21, 2012 - Irvington

Clocktower Players Junior Teen Troupe presents the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic musical. Snow Date: Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 2pm.

The Concert (or The Perils of Everybody) - Joyce Theater
January 21, 2012 -

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) was born in Poland. He was one of the most important innovators for the piano, both in terms of composition and playing style. As a pianist he was mostly self-taught, and since he did not like to give public performances, his substantial reputation was based on a very few concerts. Chopin influenced future composers, especially those of the French and Russian schools. The musical level he attained made possible future piano innovations, such as those of Debussy. Other Chopin ballets choreographed by Jerome Robbins are Dances at a Gathering (1969), In the Night (1970), and Other Dances (1976).

Ocean's Kingdom - New York City Ballet
January 21, 2012 -

NYCB brings together the legendary Sir Paul McCartney and Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins for a hallmark collaboration. Ocean's Kingdom marks the first time that McCartney has composed for dance, and Martins' choreography will follow the music's libretto of a romance between lovers from conflicting kingdoms. With costumes designed by another McCartney, renowned fashion designer Stella and projections by S. Katy Tucker with lighting designs by Mark Stanley.

The Steadfast Tin Soldier - New York City Ballet
January 21, 2012 -

The Steadfast Tin Soldier, based loosely on a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, focuses on the wistful courtship and love between a tin soldier and a paper-doll ballerina. The work was commissioned by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The present pas de deux stems from a 1955 collaboration in which Balanchine, Francisco Moncion, and Barbara Milberg choreographed all of Bizet's Jeux d'Enfants. Both the context and the woman's variation of The Steadfast Tin Soldier were derived from this earlier work. The soldier's variation was restaged for the new pas de deux. Georges Bizet (1838-1875) is best known for Carmen, one of the most successful operas ever written. However, he had more success in his lifetime with non-operatic works. He was an excellent pianist, and wrote many pieces for that instrument, including Jeux d'Enfants. Many of the operas Bizet wrote, with the exceptions of Carmen and The Pearl Fishers, were destroyed by the composer or never finished.

Le Tombeau de Couperin - New York City Ballet
January 21, 2012 -

In this suite of dances in 18th-century courtly style, eight couples are divided into left and right quadrilles. (A quadrille is an 18th-century dance form originating with squadrons at tournaments; it is also referred to as a square dance.) The dancers form geometric patterns — diagonals, diamonds, squares — and dance in unison as well as mimicking the movements of the opposing quadrille. Tombeau means "memorial" or "tomb." In 1919 Ravel composed a commemorative suite for piano in six movements (prelude, fugue, forlane, minuet, rigaudon, and toccato) in memory of six friends who died in World War I. In 1920 the composer orchestrated the piece, eliminating the fugue and the toccato. Ravel honors 18th-century French music in general and the French Baroque composer François Couperin in particular; Couperin was court musician and composer to Louis XIV, the Sun King. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) was born in the French Basque town of Ciboure. His family moved to Paris and encouraged him to take piano lessons. At fourteen he was admitted to the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied with Fauré, who became his principal teacher of composition. His ballet scores include Pavane pour une Infante Défunte, Jeux d'Eau, Bolero, Daphnis and Chloé, Ma Mère L'Oye, and L'Enfant et les Sortilèges, a ballet-opera.

Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux - New York City Ballet
January 21, 2012 -

An eight-minute display of ballet bravura and technique, Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux uses music that the composer belatedly created for Act III of Swan Lake. It was hurriedly composed for Anna Sobeshchanskaya, a Bolshoi prima ballerina who was scheduled to make her debut in the title role at the fourth performance of the 1877 Moscow production, and sought to enrich the part of Odile. Because the music was not in the original score, it was not published with the rest of Swan Lake, and disappeared for more than half a century. When it was discovered in the Bolshoi Theater archives in 1953, Balanchine sought — and was granted — permission to use it for his own choreography.

Union Jack - New York City Ballet
January 21, 2012 -

Union Jack was created to honor the British heritage of the United States on the occasion of its Bicentennial. Part I is based on Scottish military tattoos and folk-dance forms performed in an open castle square. Part II is a music-hall pas de deux for the costermonger Pearly King and Queen of London, with two little girls and a donkey, danced before a drop suggesting Pollock's toy theaters. Part III is a series of variations employing hornpipes, sea songs, work chants, jigs, and drill orders of the Royal Navy, in a dockside setting. For the finale, hand flags signal 'God Save the Queen' in semaphore code as the Union Jack unfurls. Hershy Kay (1919-1981) established himself as a preeminent orchestrator of musicals with Leonard Bernstein's On The Town in 1944. His works for the ballet include Cakewalk, Clowns, Western Symphony, Stars and Stripes, Who Cares?, and Union Jack; his works for the musical theater include Peter Pan, Once Upon a Mattress, Candide, A Chorus Line, Evita and Barnum. A composer in his own right, Hershy Kay also reconstructed Louis Moreau Gottschalk's Grande Tarantelle for Piano and Orchestra, which later became the Balanchine ballet Tarantella. Mr. Kay's work also includes a children's record, Mother Goose.

Tosca - Metropolitan Opera
January 21, 2012 -

Patricia Racette won plaudits when she first sang the title role at the Met in 2010. Now she returns with Roberto Alagna and Aleksandrs Antonenko alternating as her heroic lover, Cavaradossi. George Gagnidze and James Morris share the role of Scarpia.

The Enchanted Island - Metropolitan Opera
January 21, 2012 -

In one extraordinary new work, lovers of Baroque opera have it all: the world's best singers, glorious music of the Baroque masters, and a story drawn from Shakespeare. In The Enchanted Island, the lovers from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream are shipwrecked on his other-worldly island of The Tempest. Inspired by the musical pastiches and masques of the 18th century, the work showcases arias and ensembles by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others, and a new libretto by Jeremy Sams. Eminent conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast with David Daniels (Prospero) and Joyce DiDonato (Sycorax) as the formidable foes, Plácido Domingo as Neptune, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban. Lisette Oropesa and Anthony Roth Costanzo play Miranda and Ferdinand. The dazzling production is directed and designed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch (Satyagraha and the Met's 125 anniversary gala).

Youth Stamp Club - Collectors Club
January 21, 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.

Alan Gilbert and Lang Lang - New York Philharmonic
Through January 21, 2012 -

'Footloose' - The Play Group Theatre
January 21, 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

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
January 21, 2012 - Manhattan

The show stops by on its 12-city tour with the hottest new two-wheeled rides, including hundreds of the newest model sportbikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters, customs, ATVs, and aftermarket parts and accessories. Attendees can talk to experts and learn new riding techniques. Entertainment includes a motorcycle trials stunt show from reality TV stars The Smage Bros; an exotics pavilion featuring rare, high-end motorcycles; eye-popping customs at the world's largest custom bike competition; and digital graffiti walls to design a custom Kawasaki bike.

"Dressing in Steel (and your little horse too)" - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 21, 2012 - Manhattan

Explore many of the fascinating aspects of European armor from about 1400 to 1750. An exciting live demonstration of armor-making is followed by a multimedia talk on how armor worked and on which occasions it would be worn by boys and men (and sometimes even women).

Movie and a Meal: Cars - JCC Rockland
January 21, 2012 - West Nyack

Parents are invited to take a "time out" from the kids as the JCC hosts a movie and meal for kids. Evening activities include a viewing of Cars, scooter races, and a chance for children to design their own racetrack. Pre-registration required by January 17.

I've Got A Little Twist - Broadway Revue - Academic Arts Theatre
January 21, 2012 - Valhalla

Broadway's Big White Way meets Gilbert & Sullivan, celebrating musical theatre in a rich tapestry. Sing along with a parade of charming favorites from Rodgers & Hammerstein, Jerry Herman, Bernstein, Sondheim, and Lerner & Lowe. Life is a cabaret, and much sweeter with a little twist!

Jeff Mangum (of Neutral Milk Hotel) - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through January 21, 2012 -

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Jeff Mangum--the effusive frontman of 90's indie rock band Neutral Milk Hotel--comes to BAM for a solo show in the Howard Gilman Opera House. Known for his hard-strumming style that melds dream-drenched imagery with gritty hymns to togetherness, Mangum takes the stage for what will surely be a standout evening.

Film Screening: Mother Nature's Child - Green Meadow Waldorf School
January 21, 2012 - Chestnut Ridge

This engaging film explores nature's powerful role in children's health and development, including the theory that "nature deficit disorder" is related to child obesity, attention disorders, and depression. The screening will be followed by a discussion.

Introductory Session and Campus Tour - Blue Rock School
January 21, 2012 - WEST NYACK

Blue Rock School invites parents interested in Kindergarten through eighth grade to tour the campus and meet faculty at this open house event. Space is limited; RSVP to Admissions Director, Beverly Stycos, at 845-627-0234 or at

2012 Art Show & Sale: Bedford - St. Matthew's Church
January 21, 2012 - Bedford

Curated by Susan Grissom, manager of contemporary art for the Lionheart Gallery in Pound Ridge, with assistance from St. Matthew's parishioner, Leslie Henshaw.

Havdalah in Pajamas - Bet Torah Nursery School
January 21, 2012 - Mt. Kisco

Havdalah is the weekly end of the Jewish Sabbath. This special evening includes bedtime stories, songs, a family Havdalah service, and a light dinner for families with young children (nursery school to 8 years old). For additional information about children's services or Nursery School registration for fall 2012, which begins December 1, call 666-7595.

Scandinavian Sing-Along - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
January 21, 2012 - Manhattan

Danish musicians Anne Mette Iversen and Vibe Normann introduce children to English versions of a selection of Scandinavian songs, play musical games, and perform some songs in modern, jazzy arrangements. Come prepared to move, dance, imagine, and sing your heart out.

Thinking about Animals Can Make Us Kinder to People - Aesthetic Realism Foundation
January 21, 2012 - SoHo

This "Learning to Like the World" class teaches kids ages 5-12 that we can learn from anything in nature.

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem - Symphony Space
January 21, 2012 - Upper West Side

This mom-run string band celebrates both tradition and improvisation, performing original songs from a deep repertoire of traditional tunes that spans 200 years of American music. Using fiddle, guitar, standup bass, bass drum, tin can cymbals, ukelele, and more, the band immerses the audience in songs from its first family album, "Ranky Tanky."

Daycare Center and Kindergarten Open House - The Seed Daycare
January 21, 2012 - Yorktown Heights

Meet the staff, find out about full-day Kindergarten and summer camp programs. Refreshments will be served and there will be craft activities for the children.

Babysitting Course - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
January 21, 2012 - North Salem

Students in grades 6-12 will learn vital skills for the safe and responsible care of children. Enrollment is limited to 12 spaces. Students who participate are asked to bring a notebook, pencil, and a bag lunch and drink. Call the library to register. Certificates of completion will be awarded.

Are You My Mother? - Saddle River Valley Cultural Center
January 21, 2012 - Upper Saddle River

Baby Bird emerges from her shell and expects to be greeted by her mother's song but her mother isn't there, so she sets out in search of Mother Bird. This colorful musical adventure is based on the beloved children's picture book by P.D. Eastman.

Open House - Buckley Country Day Camp
January 21, 2012 - Roslyn

Take a private tour of the camp's indoor and outdoor facilities and meet with staff about your child's interests and your expectations for the summer. $200 discount off regular tuition rates if children are enrolled during Open House.

Watson Adventures' Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
January 21, 2012 - Manhattan

Adults and kids ages 7 and older work together to uncover the secrets of Grand Central Terminal. To win, you'll have to go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, learn a secret about the stars, find TV celebs in the food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central Market, learn the arrival time of a "ghost" train, and think like Willy Wonka in the Transit Museum Gallery. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, and vice versa. Advance purchase is required at

'Hands Up!' - New 42nd Street Studios 3A/B
January 21, 2012 - Manhattan

Using an animated soundtrack and simple props, Lejo - a regular on "Sesamstraat" (the Dutch cousin of "Sesame Street") - conjures a vast collection of kooky, quirky, and oh-so-clever characters. His dynamic digits take on a life of their own to form a finger-munching monster, a high-strung pianist, an absurd bird, and other funny friends in this wordless and joyful jaunt. Part of The New Victory's Zoem! New Dutch Theater festival.

Origami Bob Workshop - Ossining Public Library - Children's Program Room
January 21, 2012 - Ossining

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

Hibernators' Pajama Pop-in & Winter Whoopee - Wave Hill
January 21, 2012 - Bronx

Put on your PJs, pack up your teddy bear, and head over to Wave Hill. Bundle up and follow Jack Frost on an outdoor adventure where you'll play games and find winter treasure. Or hunker down and listen to cool stories told by Buddy Bear. Make an animal mask at the Family Art Project and hear tales of hibernating creatures. Enjoy cold weather fun outside and warm, fuzzy frolicking inside. Indoor and outdoor activities and adventures alternate throughout the Pajama Pop-in. Admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the support of Target.

Family Art Project: Hibernators' Masks - Wave Hill
January 21, 2012 - Bronx

Get to know your local hibernators through sleepy tales of the season told by guest storyteller Rama Mandel. Then make your own furry bear, bat, toad, or hedgehog mask to wear on a dreamy woodsy stroll. Admission is free all weekend thanks to the support of Target.

Owl Moon Family - Teatown Lake Reservation
January 21, 2012 - Ossining

A cold winter's eve is the best time to go owling. After reading the classic "Owl Moon" the group will wander outdoors to call for owls. Dress for winter conditions. Please note this program is not appropriate for children under 7. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour - Maritime Aquarium
January 21, 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.

Public Marine-Biology Programs - Maritime Aquarium
January 21, 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.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
January 21, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Families with toddlers are invited to celebrate Shabbat with singing, dancing, praying, story-telling, and other activities.

Once Upon an Author - Stepping Stones Museum
January 21, 2012 - Norwalk

Bob Shea, the author of Big Socks and contributor to Nick Jr. and Noggin, reads from his humorous children's books. Books are available for purchase and signing.

Mutt-i-grees� - Stepping Stones Museum
January 21, 2012 - Norwalk

Dog puppet Dash teaches children about the uniqueness and desirability of shelter dogs.

Family Jams featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove
January 21, 2012 - Larchmont

Family Jams at Groove are interactive musical experiences for the whole family. The music is live and the vibe is truly original. Each Jam is led by talented musician/educators who really know how to play. Most appropriate for ages 6 months-5 years. Registration required at

Musical Storytime - The Playroom
January 21, 2012 - Nyack

Mr. Ric, owner/director/teacher at The Busy Bee Playschool of Rockland, shares his musical versions of such popular children's book as Green Eggs and Ham; Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see?; Chicka chicka boom boom; and many others. Meanwhile, parents can enjoy coffee and the newspaper at an adult-friendly lounge at the front of The Playroom?

Free Craft Saturdays - Create a Snowflake Snowman - Straight A's
January 21, 2012 - White Plains

Today, kids can drop in to make a snowman craft. Cut snowflake circles and put together a Snowman with scarf, hat, charcoal eyes, and carrot nose. No snow needed! Straight A's sells educational toys, gifts and teacher supplies.

Chinese New Year Celebration - Pelham Art Center
January 21, 2012 - Pelham

Part of their Folk Art Series, Pelham Art Center celebrates Chinese New Year with paper-making crafts honoring the Year of the Dragon.

FARM YARD FROLICS! PUPPET SHOW - Greenburgh Nature Center
January 21, 2012 - Scarsdale

Puppeteer Jill Liflander and her creative side-kicks return to the Nature Center to get everyone MOOOving, singing, and thinking about life on the farm. This is a fun, interactive show. Space is limited, pre-registration is required online. Visit the website to reserve your spot.

Meet the Animals - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
January 21, 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.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
January 21, 2012 - South Salem

An introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. 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.

Winter Wolves! - Wolf Conservation Center
January 21, 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.

Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show - Westchester County Center
January 21, 2012 - White Plains

The Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show is now celebrating 48 years at Westchester County Center. There will be over 100 dealer booths including stamps, coins, and postcards.

White Plains Sports Card Show - 'The Winter Extravaganza' - Westchester County Center
January 21, 2012 - White Plains

Sports memorabilia, collectibles, and autograph signings. Free pack of cards to every child under 12 years old.

Family Weekend Workshop - Build Your Own House - Hudson River Museum & Planetarium
January 21, 2012 - Yonkers

Build your own model house after visiting Nybelwyck Hall, a 24-room dollhouse suggestive of 19th-century Hudson Valley homes.

Free Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
January 21, 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

Dragon Dance - Brooklyn Children's Museum
January 21, 2012 - Crown Heights

In the Chinese zodiac, we are beginning the Year of the Dragon: a mythical symbol of power and control of water, rainfall and hurricanes. Join us in learning the Dragon Dance and creating a paper dragon of your own to take home.

Public Open House Cord Blood Seminar - LifeLine Crogenics Cord Blood Bank
January 21, 2012 - Stamford

LifeLIne Cryogenic Cord Blood bank opens it doors each month to provide information on cord blood stem cells and options for storage.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
January 21, 2012 - Staten Island

Make Chinese New Year tin art reliefs.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
January 21, 2012 - Staten Island

Make Chinese New Year tin art reliefs.

Nintendo WII Sports Night - The Moxie Spot
January 21, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Enjoy some WII and dinner.

Museum Explorers Club - Queens Museum of Art
January 21, 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

January 21, 2012 - Bronx

Want to bring a little cheer to a dreary winter home? Using an enclosed jar, Assistant Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer demonstrates how to create a fanciful scene with a selection of diminutive plants, perfect for a winter windowsill.

Trolls - Crystal Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, Ben Franklin Theater
January 21, 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.)

Saturday Family Programs: Celebrate Chinese New Year - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
January 21, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Welcome the Year of the Dragon with an assortment of fun, engaging activities.

Story Time - Greenlight Booksstore
January 21, 2012 - Fort Greene

A different Brooklyn-based author comes in to read their work aloud to preschoolers and young elementary kids.

The Magical Land of Oz - Studio Theatre
January 21, 2012 - Lindenhurst

When Dorothy's house squashes the Wicked Witch of the East, she and her dog Toto set out on the adventure that has charmed millions. With her friends, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Woodsman, this remarkable journey takes them to the great Oz. A timeless story for kids of all ages.

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 21, 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".

Hillside Trail Hike - Greenwich Audubon Society
January 21, 2012 - Greenwich

Explore this 1.5 mile western trail loop away from the center for over-wintering birds and signs of wildlife activity from mice, shrews, and squirrels to deer, fox and coyote. Ages 7 and up. RSVP to Store at ext. 221.

Hillside Trail Hike - Audubon Greenwich
January 21, 2012 - Greenwich

Explore this 1.5 mile western trail loop away from the center for over-wintering birds and signs of wildlife activity from mice, shrews, and squirrels to deer, fox and coyote. Ages 7 and up. RSVP to Store at ext. 221.

Winter Survival Skills - Mashantucket Pequot Museum
January 21, 2012 - Mashantucket

Throughout the day on the Farmstead, Head Curator Steve Cook demonstrates winter survival skills commonly used in the past, including starting fires, dried and smoked food preparation, and identifying animal tracks. At 2:30 pm in the Auditorium, watch John Houston's documentary, Diet of Souls, about the Inuit's relationship with the animals he hunts.

Meet the Author: Larry Spotted Crow Mann - Mashantucket Pequot Museum
January 21, 2012 - Mashantucket

Larry Spotted Crow Mann (Nipmuc) talks about his book, Tales from the Whispering Basket, and his inspiration for writing the stories. Buy a copy for yourself or as a gift and get it autographed. In the Research Library, ages 14 and older due to mature content.

Finding Winter Food - Mashantucket Pequot Museum
January 21, 2012 - Mashantucket

Join Senior Researcher Dr. Jason Mancini to identify and locate important foods for winter survival. Food and beverage samples provided. Dress appropriately and bring snowshoes if there is snow. The ethnobotany walk begins on the Farmstead. Limited to 25.

Family Workshop:Families Recovering From Divorce - Half Hollow Hills Library
January 21, 2012 - Dix Hills

This family-friendly workshop provides information to help families readjust after a divorce, discuss the series of transitions that families typically go through and how to successfully make these transitions, and report about what the children want to tell their parents. Parents are encouraged to bring adolescents and children over 6 years old. Visit the website for more information.

Jack and the Beanstalk - Theatre Three
January 21, 2012 - Port Jefferson

A handful of magic beans starts Jack on one of the best-remembered adventures. Come explore the castle in the sky with Jack and his many friends. An original musical for the entire family.

Seal Cruise - Riverhead Foundation with Captain Lou Fleet
January 21, 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.

Pinkalicious - BayWay Arts Center
January 21, 2012 - East Islip

Pinkalicious loves pink and wants everything in her life to be pink. Follow her through this musical romp of the famous children's book.

Sleeping Beauty - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
January 21, 2012 - Elmont

A sleeping princess, a spellbound Prince and more fairies than you can shake a stick at are all part of this quirky adaptation of the popular tale.

Seal Hike - Montauk Point State Park
January 21, 2012 - Montauk

Come on a hike to see all the different types of seals that inhabit Montauk. Dress warm and wear comfortable hiking shoes. Registration required.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley - CM Performing Arts
January 21, 2012 - Oakdale

The popular character makes his way to the stage.

Film Society of Lincoln Center Presents 'Jason and the Argonauts' - Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
January 21, 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).

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley - CM Performing Arts Center
January 21, 2012 - Oakdale

Stanley Lambchop thinks life is too normal. He wants to travel the world, do something amazing. Careful what you wish for, Stanley. Find out how Stanley achieves his goal with hilarious results. Kids will love this musical travelogue.

A Visit with Cookie Mouse - Barnes and Noble at Smith Haven Mall
January 21, 2012 - Lake Grove

Come meet Cookie Mouse and hear some stories.

Lego Club - Children's Museum of the East End
January 21, 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.

Yoga Stretch Class - The Family Wellness Center
January 21, 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.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
January 21, 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 Food Festival - Citi Pond at Bryant Park
January 21, 2012 - Manhattan

The Kids Food Festival is a weekend event focusing on educating families about making balanced food choices through fun and flavorful activities. Cooking demos and hands-on programming for all ages in the James Beard Future Foodies Pavillion include kids cooking classes with Cricket Azima and other chefs, plus food samplings and product demonstrations. Live music and other entertainers on the KFF Performance Stage include Kimmy Schwimmy and Reed Alexander. The Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt invites kids to bounce around the festival, from kiosk to kiosk, earning stickers and a goody bag while learning how to make healthy, balanced food choices. Presentations for parents will discuss the key ingredients for finding that perfect balance between yummy and good-for-me. In addition, festival-goers can enter a raffle and burn off some energy with free-admission ice skating at Citi Pond at Bryant Park before or following festival activities. A percentage of profits from the Kids Food Festival will go to Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit organization working to end childhood hunger in America by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives. Tickets for all events in the James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion and the KFF Performance Stage and may be obtained at

Eastern Rhymes and Rhythms: A Family Concert - The Morgan Library & Museum
January 21, 2012 - Manhattan

Amir Vahab and his ensemble will introduce families to traditional Persian and Turkish music and song, including demonstrations of authentic musical instruments and vocal music based on Sufi poetry. Children will have a chance to experiment with traditional rhythms using frame drums. This program coincides with the exhibition "Treasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting from the Morgan."

Winnie the Pooh?s Winter ?Tail? - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
January 21, 2012 - Bellmore

Children will enjoy this musical with the beloved Winnie the Pooh and they will be thrilled to meet and greet the actors following the show.

Families Recovering From Divorce - Half Hollow Hills Library
January 21, 2012 - Dix Hills

This workshop will discuss the series of transitions that families typically go through after a divorce and raise topics that children may want to speak to their parents about during these transitions. Call or email to register.

Dinosaur Petting Zoo - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
January 21, 2012 - Greenvale

Journey through prehistoric Australia and experience an amazing selection of dinosaurs and creatures that inhabited the landscape millions of years ago. Children will have the opportunity to feed, water, and care for these marvelous animals.

LICM Theater presents 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' - Long Island Children's Museum
January 21, 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.

J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions - Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall
January 21, 2012 - Manhattan

Speed, shotmaking and competitive fire will all be on display when some of the world's greatest squash players return to Grand Central Terminal for the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, January 20-26. The only sports championship hosted annually in Grand Central Terminal, the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions is one of the most coveted titles in professional squash. The tournament's four-walled glass court under the glittering chandelier in Vanderbilt Hall was recently named by Yahoo as one of the top ten most unusual sports venues in the world. The 2012 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions features a 32-player main draw and a 32-player qualification tournament for the men and a 16-player main draw and a 16-player qualification for the women. The combination of the perennial sold-out stadium seating and the public viewing available on the front wall by what is expected to be more than 200,000 Grand Central commuters during tournament week makes the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions the largest squash spectator event in the world.

Meet the Artist: Audra Wolowiec - Children's Museum of Manhattan
January 21, 2012 - Upper West Side

Explore how we hear and how sound travels with multi-media artist Audra Wolowiec. View her artwork and investigate how drawings might sound on sheets of blank music composition paper.

The Smithereens - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
January 21, 2012 - New York

Brandishing heavy guitars and an unabashed fetish for British Invasion Pop, The Smithereens carved their niche on album rock radio and earned a reputation as a great concert attraction with sizzling pop songs including: "A GIRL LIKE YOU" "ONLY A MEMORY" "BLOOD & ROSES" "BEHIND THE WALL OF SLEEP" "HOUSE WE USED TO LIVE IN" "TOP OF THE POPS" "DROWN IN MY OWN TEARS"

Sha'Boker - Romemu
January 21, 2012 - Upper West Side

Sing traditional and new songs and tefilot (prayers) together. The service will culminate with an animated reading and storytelling of the Torah portion of the week.

Saw Mill River Audubon Bird Seed Sale - Pruyn Sanctuary
January 21, 2012 - Chappaqua

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

Chinese New Year Crafts and Stories - Scarsdale Public Library
January 21, 2012 - Scarsdale

Traditional and not-so-traditional stories, crafts and a little snack.

FAM LAB: Dragons - Orange Splot Art Spot
January 21, 2012 - Peekskill

Play games with art ideas, explore Chinese New Year themes, and create dragon sculptures to continue celebrating at home with the whole family.

FAM LAB: Dragons - Orange Splot Art Spot
January 21, 2012 - Peekskill

Play games with art ideas, explore Chinese New Year themes, and create dragon sculptures to continue celebrating at home with the whole family.

Harrison Players' Kids Open Mike Night - Veterans' Memorial Building
January 21, 2012 - Harrison

The Harrison Players Community Theater Group, Inc. is presenting a fun Open Mike Night For Kids and looking for young local talent to perform. Refreshments will be provided.

Jack and the Beanstalk - Theatre Three
January 21, 2012 - Port Jefferson

A handful of magic beans starts our hero on one of the best-remembered adventures. Come explore the castle in the sky with Jack and his many friends. An original musical for the entire family.

Free Movie: 'Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope' - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
January 21, 2012 - Ossining

All are welcome to attend this free screening of the epic film "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope." Rated "PG." 1977; 121 mins.

National Geographic Little Explorers - Bugs! - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
January 21, 2012 - White Plains

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

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'Broken' by Walter May - Theatre 500
Through January 21, 2012 - New York

When an unstable but mysteriously compelling homeless woman confronts a lonely office worker on an urban waterfront, the past crashes down on both as they revisit the painful paths that brought them there and look for a reason to hope. Their pasts are revealed through their growing concern for each other until an incredible twist turns everything you though you knew about these intense characters completely upside down. Directed by Christopher Carter Sanderson, designed and built by Ryan Hauenstein, costumes designed by Mary Anne Davis.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'Seasons' by Katie Hammond (lyrics and book) and Elaine Pechacek (music) - Little Times Square Theatre
Through January 21, 2012 - New York

This is a new musical by Katie Hammond and Elaine Pechacek, produced for the first time in TSITF. With four characters and little to no spoken dialogue, the story is told through music and song. Spanning the course of one year, "Seasons" is a story about love, delving into the lives of two couples. Helen and Peter are classmates who reconnect at a high school reunion and struggle with an unexpected pregnancy. Hope and Mrs. Jones are a mother and daughter with a close bond, celebrating a recent engagement and grappling with an unwelcome diagnosis. With Kristyn Chalker, Kyle Szen, Katie Hammond and Amy Arbizzani; directed by Danny Williams.

Michael Cerveris: An Idea of South - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
January 21, 2012 -

What this night will be, very simply, is a great singer doing great songs. Cerveris, long a favorite of Stephen Sondheim having starred in Sondheim's musicals Assasins (Tony Award), Sweeney Todd, Road Show, and Passion, also has an entire other career as an indie singer/songwriter and guitarist. He can sing pretty much anything, from German lieder to Italian love songs to Tommy in The Who's rock opera of the same name. has described him as "arguably the most versatile leading man on Broadway." On January 21st he will present "An Idea of South," a genre-defying recital/cabaret/hootenanny of songs ranging from the Carter Family and Johnny Mercer to Vic Chestnutt and Samuel Barber with guest musicians from New Orleans.

Breiding & Wasson: Armor - Dressing in Steel (and your little horse, too) - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 21, 2012 -

Dirk Breiding, Assistant Curator, Department of Arms and Armor; Jeffrey D. Wasson, Armorer. Explore many of the fascinating aspects of European armor from about 1400 to 1750. An exciting live demonstration of armor-making is followed by a multimedia talk on how armor worked, and on which occasions it would be worn by boys and men (and sometimes even women). 3pm.

Times Square International Theater Presents 'Match' - Little Times Square Theatre
Through January 21, 2012 - New York

American and New York premiere of a happy and grotesque play about life from Budapest, Hungary. The company writes, "We all live together in one box, wishing ourselves out of it, so that we can be used for what we meant to be. We all want to be useful. There will be someone, who gives light in order that the invisible problems become visible. There will be someone, who is going to catch fire and set others on fire. And there are also some others ones who are already burnt. It depends on the operator for what we will be used for. Its their responsibility. While life goes on in one box, we never know who is the next one, we never know who gets the short straw." With Banana on the Road and montage music. Cast of eleven German, French, Iranian, Hungarian and Kurdish actors and actresses. The Human Natural Theater is an international theater created for communication without borders and age ranges through the language of lyrics, dance, music and film. The founder of HNT, László Kocsis, is an award-winning director, choreographer and dancer who works prolifically in Hungary and Germany. The members of HNT are from different nations, in all age ranges. "Match" works with human, historical and religious issues through metaphors. Its multiculturalism is one of the reasons why this play has been so successful in Germany. Self criticism and criticism, lyricism and drama are all on the stage. The bridges between scenes are filled by fresh and breezy music played by a young talented band.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'Horripilation!' written and performed by John Sowle - Little Times Square Theatre
Through January 21, 2012 - New York

The New York premiere of an astonishing journey into the world of ancient Indian theater by Kaliyuga Arts. The work combines the Natya Shastra, a remarkably refined and elaborately detailed pre-Christian theatre text from India, with Teyyam, a primitive South India ritual, to create a work that "plunges audiences into a dazzling realm of color and movement, virtually unknown in the West but filled with amazing insights and invaluable lessons for all those who treasure theatre" (Teed Rockwell, India Currents). Playwright and performer John Sowle has a Ph.D. in Dramatic Art from the University of California at Berkeley and received a Fulbright Fellowship to study dance-theatre in South India. Sowle and his partner Steven Patterson, who directed Horripilation!, founded Kaliyuga Arts in 1986 in Los Angeles and have produced, directed, designed and performed award-winning Kaliyuga Arts' shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York. Most recently Sowle directed a revival of the Al Carmines and Gertrude Stein musical In Circles at Judson Memorial Church, where it was done originally in the 60s. He is currently the Associate Artistic Director at Stageworks in Hudson, NY.

Times Square International Theater Festival Presents 'Garbo' by Joe Gulla - Roy Arias Studios
Through January 21, 2012 - New York

This short comedy/drama tells the story of Joe, a gay New Yorker enjoying an extended holiday in Rome, Italy. Like any foreigner who visits the Eternal City, Joe's daily life is filled with ever-changing sensorial delights – culture shock at its best! But it is not until he happens upon the tiny, candle-lit Garbo Bar – hidden on a small cobblestoned street in the ancient quarter of Trastevere – that his emotional adventure truly begins! Funny and heartfelt, "Garbo" explores why life and love may be better lived outside the closet... even (or especially) in the shadow of the Vatican! Written by Joe Gulla, directed by Brian Rardin

Eve Beglarian's "RiverProject" - Abrons Arts Center
January 21, 2012 - Lower East Side

A three-concert series by composer Eve Beglarian. In the fall of 2009, Beglarian journeyed down the Mississippi River by kayak and bicycle. Traveling slowly along the spine of the United States, she encountered sights, sounds, people, and communities that inspired a new body of "experimental Americana" music. The series includes three distinct evenings of Eve Beglarian's innovative and compassionate music, as she and her co-performers embody the many moods of the Mississippi - at turns brazen, calm, destructive, life-affirming, but always beautiful and mesmerizing. Performed by the RiverProject band BRIM (Beglarian and ETHEL co-founder and violinist Mary Rowell) with guest artists loadbang, Guidonian Hand, Newspeak, Malcolm J. Merriweather, and Taylor Levine. The three concerts comprise a mini-festival of music from the RiverProject, with some overlapping repertoire in varied arrangements each night, and some repertoire unique to each concert. Everywhere there are echoes of the folk, blues, jazz, and funk that have grown up in the regions touched by the river. The music also reflects a range of texts and influences that arose from meeting and talking with an array of individuals along the river, which make a unique statement about modern day America. Each performance will feature BRIM (Beglarian and Rowell) and many special guests. January 21: loadbang, Guidonian Hand, Eve Beglarian, and Mary Rowell A lung-powered evening with the voices and wind-instruments of loadbang and the trombone quartet Guidonian Hand, featuring The Island of the Sirens, in which the harsh sound of a warning alarm in Plaquemine, Louisiana, is electronically deconstructed alongside a plaintive text by Rilke about returning home after a long journey without any words to describe it. January 27: Newspeak, Eve Beglarian, and Mary Rowell An amplified evening with punk-classical octet Newspeak performing the New York premiere of Waiting for Billy Floyd, inspired by Beglarian's visit to the ghost town of Rodney, Mississippi, and a short story by Eudora Welty that takes place there. January 28: Eve Beglarian, Taylor Levine, Mary Rowell, and Malcolm J. Merriweather An intimate evening with the BRIM core duo of Beglarian and Rowell, along with guitarist Taylor Levine (of Dither and Newspeak) and singer Malcolm J. Merriweather. This more intimate performance will include the New York premiere of Well-Spent, which juxtaposes the Muddy Waters song "You Got to Take Sick and Die Some of These Days" with Leonardo da Vinci's serene thoughts on life and flowing water.

Family Science Saturdays - Long Island Science Center
January 21, 2012 - Riverhead

Make hands-on crafts, create bubbles, solve the pizza mystery, see what glows in the dark, talk and listen with a whisper tube or change your look with concave and convex mirrors.

'Alita the Show' - Roy Arias Theaters
January 21, 2012 - Manhattan

In this bilingual (Spanish/English) show, part of the Times Square International Theater Festival, Princess Alita lives in a world of luxury amidst the walls of her palace. She is oblivious to all that surrounds her and knows little outside of her own environment. But one day, she is sent on a mission that will change her forever. Tickets available at

The Black Tie Affair Orchestra's 'Tribute to the Big Bands' with Tom Manuel with Dancing - The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
January 21, 2012 - Dix Hills

The band recreates the sounds of the '40s, playing top songs from the top Big Bands, such as Harry James, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton and others. The audience can dance along.

ChildSafe Program - Tiger Schulmann's Mixed Martial Arts
January 21, 2012 - Mt. Kisco

Tiger Schulmann's Mixed Martial Arts Center of Mount Kisco is ready to kick-off Self-Defense Awareness Month by hosting their "CHILDSAFE Program." This free child safety clinic, designed for children ages 3-15, is presented in a fun, educational format, with interactive skits that provide children with vital information on how to protect themselves from strangers, drugs, peer pressure, and bullies. Registration requested.

'Giggle, Giggle, Quack' - Manhattan Children's Theatre
January 21, 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?

Chinese New Year Celebration - Pelham Art Center
January 21, 2012 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center presents a FREE event in celebration of the Chinese New Year commemorating the Year of the Dragon. Come see a shadow puppet play and participate in two free all age art workshops with artist Lida Yang Zimmerman and artists from the Chinese Language School of Connecticut on Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 1:30- 3:30pm. As part of Pelham Art Center’s Folk Art Series, people of all ages are invited to join folkloric artists to learn about the day’s history and customs, and to create dragon puppets or calligraphic brush paintings.

Seventh Annual Pre-Lunar New Year Gala & Flower Market - Queens Botanical Garden
January 21, 2012 - Flushing

The Flower Market will celebrate the coming Year of the Dragon with a sumptuous display of flowers and traditional Lunar New Year items for sale. There will be fun for all, including kung fu demonstrations, a feng shui talk, dragon dance performance, music, cooking demonstrations, and visits from the Fortune God. The event is produced by the Asian American Activity Center and co-sponsored by Queens Botanical Garden.

Admissions Open House - Vincent Smith School
January 21, 2012 - Port Washington

Vincent Smith School, a private day school serving students w

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