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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on January 28


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

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.

DGV: Danse a Grande Vitesse - New York City Ballet
January 28, 2012 -

Originally created for The Royal Ballet, DGV propels 26 dancers through space with a supercharged, minimalist score by Michael Nyman.

Firebird - New York City Ballet
January 28, 2012 -

Balanchine's Firebird was one of the choreographer's first creations for the young New York City Ballet, using elaborate sets and costumes. The story, the choreography, the sets, and the music all integrated many brilliantly colored elements from Russian folklore. Because Balanchine chose to use the orchestral suite rather than the complete three-act score, he simplified the story and emphasized the mythical elements of the Firebird's character. For revivals in 1970, 1972, and 1980, Balanchine changed his choreography for the Firebird — and sometimes the costume as well — to suit the ballerina cast in the leading role. At Balanchine's invitation, in 1970, the artist Marc Chagall came to New York City to supervise the construction of new sets and costumes based on his designs for a new production. For the 1970 revival, Robbins contributed new choreography for the monsters' dance. The current production was staged in 1985. Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), born in Russia, is acknowledged as one of the great composers of the twentieth century. His work encompassed styles as diverse as Romanticism, Neoclassicism and Serialism. His ballets for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes included The Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite of Spring, and Apollo. His music has been used in over thirty ballets originating with New York City Ballet from 1948 through 1987, including Danses Concertantes, Orpheus, The Cage, Agon, Monumentum pro Gesualdo, Rubies, Symphony in Three Movements, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Concerto for Two Solo Pianos, Suite from L'Histoire du Soldat, Concertino, and Jeu de Cartes.

New Wheeldon - New York City Ballet
January 28, 2012 -

NYCB's former first-ever Resident Choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon now travels the world as one of the most in-demand dance makers. Wheeldon returns to choreograph a world premiere for the New Combinations Evening, which honors Balanchine's birthday each year with the performance of new work.

Polyphonia - New York City Ballet
January 28, 2012 -

"Romantic with comic twists," is how Christopher Wheeldon describes his new work set to ten eclectic piano pieces by Ligeti. Its brief sections run the choreographic spectrum from the bold, neoclassic angularity of Balanchine through playful duets, a dreamy waltz, a gentle, plaintive solo to the intense intertwining of one couple. Anchored by dynamic opening and closing ensembles filled with twisting turns, jabs and quirky hard movements, its eight dances seem to be tearing through the musical fabric. Overhead horizontal lifts, rolls and pushes off the floor contrast with classical ballet steps. The first of two key duets for the leading principal couple evokes sea creatures swimming, while the second looks like a strange plant growing and closing in on itself. The last horizontal lifts and fade out arrest the movement, frame it and let it dissolve like a film. Ligeti's polyphony (many individual voices sounding simultaneously) with fleeting references to Stravinsky, Debussy, Kodály and Prokofiev, among others, finds its match in the choreographer's interweaving of ballet and modem dance movement.

The Steadfast Tin Soldier - New York City Ballet
January 28, 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.

Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux - New York City Ballet
January 28, 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.

Who Cares? - New York City Ballet
January 28, 2012 -

In 1937, George Gershwin asked Balanchine to come to Hollywood to work with him on Samuel Goldwyn's "Follies." Tragically, Gershwin was felled by a brain tumor before he completed the ballet music for the film. Thirty-three years later, Balanchine choreographed Who Cares? to 16 songs Gershwin composed between 1924 and 1931, including "I Got Rhythm," "The Man I Love," "Embraceable You," and "My One and Only." Kay's orchestrations draw extensively on Gershwin's own piano arrangements of his songs. Balanchine used the songs not to evoke any particular era but as a way to portray an exuberance that is both broadly American and charged with the distinctive energy of Manhattan.

Tosca - Metropolitan Opera
January 28, 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 28, 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).

Kayhan Kalhor - kamancheh - Metropolitan Museum of Art
January 28, 2012 -

An evening of traditional Persian music. Three-time GRAMMY nominee Kayhan Kalhor is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso on the kamancheh (a Persian bowed string instrument). He has studied the music of Iran's many regions, in particular those of Khorason and Kordestan, and has toured the world as a soloist with various ensembles and orchestras including the New York Philharmonic and the Orchestre National de Lyon. He is co-founder of the renowned ensembles Dastan, Ghazal: Persian & Indian Improvisations and Masters of Persian Music. Kayhan Kalhor has composed works for Iran's most renowned vocalists Mohammad Reza Shajarian and Shahram Nazeri and has also performed and recorded with Iran's greatest instrumentalists. He has composed music for television and film and was most recently featured on the soundtrack of Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth in a score that he collaborated on with Osvaldo Golijov. Kayhan is a member of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project and his compositions appear on all three of the Ensemble's albums.

Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Ravel - New York Philharmonic
Through January 28, 2012 -

Special Camp Fair 2012 - Church of St. Paul the Apostle
January 28, 2012 - Manhattan

More than 60 camps for children with disabilities will participate, including days camps from the five boroughs of NYC and sleepaway camps from the tri-state area. Attendees will learn about appropriate summer programs for children with special needs and will receive a free guide to area camps (in English and Spanish).

GIGANTOUR Featuring Megadeth With Motorhead, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil - Theater at Madison Square Garden
January 28, 2012 -

Gigantour featuring Megadeth, Motorhead, Volbeat & Lacuna Coil will be one of the heaviest shows of the year - don't miss the metal!

The Stinky Cheese Man - Emelin Theatre
January 28, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Jack has to use his wits to save himself from the terrible Giant, but a host of familiar fairytale characters keep messing up his plans...and then there's that annoying Stinky Cheese Man! Characters slide in and out of stories and nothing is quite the same as you remember it from classic fairy tales in this stage adaptation of the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Ages 4 and older. Call (914) 698-0098 or visit for tickets.

Breakfast with the Beasts - Staten Island Zoo
January 28, 2012 - Staten Island

One of Staten Island Zoo's most loved programs. Join us for a tour of our animal kitchen, help prepare some food for critters and watch them eat. Meet some animals close up and have a breakfast snack while you are here.

Applause Weekend Workshop performs 'Unhappily Ever After' - Emelin Theatre
January 28, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Are the people in the fairy tales we grew up with always as happy as they seem? Or do they have problems just like us? Join this group of 6th-8th graders as they perform their way through "Unhappily Ever After," an original musical revue conceived and produced by the Applause team of teachers.

The Dragon King - Saddle River Valley Cultural Center
January 28, 2012 - Upper Saddle River

This lively marionette puppet show tells the tale of the Dragon King. A terrible drought has overtaken the land and the world is brown and lifeless. The Dragon King is ruler over all things but has done nothing to restore life. Follow Grandmother as she journeys to the bottom of the sea to seek the Dragon King and make things right.

Yesterday – A Tribute to The Beatles - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
January 28, 2012 - Bayside

They’re back! Relive the incredible excitement of the most influential rock group in the history of pop music. The #1 Beatles tribute act in the world, Yesterday, recreates the historic performances of the Beatles from 1964 to 1974 on The Ed Sullivan Show, at The Hollywood Bowl, and at Shea Stadium with their "Magical Mystery Tour.” The first act focuses on the early years and the second act of the show chronicles their amazing career from the Sgt. Pepper era on. Complete with costume changes, witty stage banter, vintage film footage and exciting vocals, Yesterday transports the audience back to a bygone era of peace and love.

Special Camp Fair 2012 - Church of St. Paul the Apostle
January 28, 2012 - New York

Resources for Children with Special Needs (RCSN) - Annual Special Camp Fair - Parents of children and teens with special needs: it may be hard to believe, but now is the time to think about summer camp. Camps open registration in the winter, and space and financial assistance is limited. You can meet experts from over 60 summer programs at the Free Annual Special Camp Fair presented by RCSN. The Fair will take place Saturday January 28, 2012, from 11 AM to 3 PM at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle (Columbus Ave. and W. 60th St. Manhattan). For more information and to enter a free prize drawing, visit or call Resources for Children with Special Needs at (212) 677-4650 ext. 34.

The Broadway Experience Audition & Masterclass Series - LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts
January 28, 2012 - Manhattan

Students (ages 11-19) will take part in a unique dance and song masterclass led by Broadway artists, followed by an audition for 2012 enrollment. Preregistration required; come with sheet music from a Broadway show and be prepared to sing 32-64 bars for a vocal audition. There will also be a chance to win two tickets and a backstage tour of "Mary Poppins" on Broadway. The Broadway Experience is an international musical theatre program designed to create triple-threat performers. Students undergo an intense study of dance, voice, and acting and have the opportunity to work with current Broadway professionals and master teachers.

Saturday Crafts - The Field Library
January 28, 2012 - Peekskill

Discover your inner artist at this drop-in craft event.

'Wuthering Heights' - New Victory Theater
January 28, 2012 - Manhattan

Edgar and Heathcliff have always been Catherine's whole world, and the battle between her heart and her head consumes her. "Choose, choose, and make peace with your choice," her housemaid Nelly urges her in this fearless stage adaptation of Emily Bront�'s sweeping love story. Played on a spare set evoking the wild and mysterious nature of the moors, this contemporary production exposes the timeless nature and inescapable power of the classic novel as part of The Zoem! New Dutch Theater festival.

Make-A-Wish Fundraiser - Sport Pump Class - THE GYM Armonk
January 28, 2012 - Armonk

THE GYM Armonk is holding classes to raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation throughout the month of January. Today: Sport Pump with Rob F.

Origami Bob Workshop - Ossining Public Library - Children's Program Room
January 28, 2012 - Ossining

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

13th Annual Westchester County Slam Dunk Tournament - Westchester County Center
January 28, 2012 - White Plains

See some of the area's best high school basketball match-ups. The four-day tournament showcases 24 of the best boys' and girls' teams in the area, featuring some of the most exciting play of the upcoming high school basketball season. A complete bracket of games is available at

Family Art Project: Natural Nature Books - Wave Hill
January 28, 2012 - Bronx

With guest artist and book maker Wennie Huang, learn how to create both simple and sophisticated books for all ages. Write your own short story about the woods, and press some natural materials between its hand-bound pages. Admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Beginning Beekeeping - Wave Hill
January 28, 2012 - Bronx

Thriving beehives exist in community gardens, backyards, and on rooftops throughout New York City. Share the joys and challenges of urban beekeeping with Bronx beekeepers Roger Repohl and Sara Katz. Learn what you need to start a hive, including equipment, start-up costs, and where to obtain bees, to help you decide if urban beekeeping is for you. Registration required, online at, by calling 718-549-3200 ext. 305, or at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Amazing Animal Eyes - Teatown Lake Reservation
January 28, 2012 - Ossining

Animal eyes come in all shapes and sizes, from the built-in binoculars of hawks to the multi-faceted eyes of insects. See how animals look at the world in their own unique ways. Call 914-762-2912 ext. 110 to make a reservation.

Public Marine-Biology Programs - Maritime Aquarium
January 28, 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 28, 2012 - Upper Nyack

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

Around the World Performance Series: Hungary - Stepping Stones Museum
January 28, 2012 - Norwalk

America's leading Hungarian ethnic dance ensemble and a renowned folk music group take visitors on a tour of Hungary through dance, music and costume.

Mutt-i-grees� - Stepping Stones Museum
January 28, 2012 - Norwalk

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

Jack and the Beanstalk - Ridgefield Playhouse
January 28, 2012 - Ridgefield

Despite his mother's disapproval, Jack trades the family cow for magic beans that take him to a faraway land above the clouds where he encouters a miserly and ill-tempered giant.

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam - Nassau Coliseum
January 28, 2012 - Uniondale

A fun family event that will make boys (and girls) squeal with delight as the big monster trucks come barreling in performing daredevil feats.

Family Jams featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove
January 28, 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

Open House - Nauraushaun Nursery School
January 28, 2012 - Pearl River

Parents of prospective students are invited to stop by this open house and registration event. Snow date is Saturday, February 4.

Musical Storytime - The Playroom
January 28, 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?

The Color Purple - Eisenhower Hall Theatre
January 28, 2012 - West Point

A musical based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the film by Steven Spielberg. The story of a woman named Celie, who finds her unique voice in the world. Nominated for eleven Tony Awards®, The Color Purple is a celebration of love and a Broadway phenomenon with a GRAMMY®-nominated score featuring jazz, gospel and blues.

Free Craft Saturdays - Make a Penguin Booklet & Craft - Straight A's
January 28, 2012 - White Plains

Today, kids can drop in to make a penguin craft. They'll color a learning booklet about penguins, then create their very own paper penguin. Straight A's sells educational toys, gifts and teacher supplies.

Spelling Bee - Straight A's
January 28, 2012 - White Plains

Kids in Kindergarten to 6th Grade can practice their spelling abilities. Everyone tries grade-appropriate words or easier, until there is one speller left.

Movie - 'The Dark Crystal' - The Picture House
January 28, 2012 - Pelham

The Muppets meet J.R.R. Tolkien in Jim Henson's story of a race of grotesque birdlike lizards called the Skeksis, gnomish dragons who rule their fantastic planet with an iron claw. Traditional puppets, marionettes, giant bodysuits, and mechanical constructions are mixed seamlessly in a fantasy world of towering castles, simple huts, dank caves, a giant clockwork observatory, and a magnificent landscape. Rated PG; recommended for ages 7+. (93min, USA, 1982).

WJO Performs - Bossa! Tango! Flamenco - Irvington Town Hall Theater
January 28, 2012 - Irvington

Revisiting one of their most rousing concerts, the extraordinary WJO will explore the engaging rhythms and melodies of Brazil, Argentina, and Spain. Jofre Romarion returns on bandoneon and Rogerio Boccato on percussion to perform the works of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astor Piazzolla, and other Latin greats.

"July in January" Carnival & Fundraiser - Alcott School
January 28, 2012 - Scarsdale

You’ll swear it's The Fourth of July because beginning at 10am, the carnival atmosphere will include a bouncing castle, carnival games, a professional balloonist, an exciting storyteller, face painting, and music and movement sessions. Don't plan on breakfast or lunch because it will be available at Alcott, including the tastes and smell of summer including: hot dogs, cotton candy, pizza, popcorn, and delectable desserts and snacks. There will be raffles and silent auction items promising great gift certificates, exciting get-a-ways, wonderful prizes and so much more, donated by local merchants and friends of Alcott. Plan on having a great family day out of the winter doldrums.

Meet the Animals - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
January 28, 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.

Children of Eden - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
January 28, 2012 - Mamaroneck

The Mainstage production of "Children of Eden" is a musical spectacle from the composer of the current hit Broadway show, "Wicked." "Children of Eden" tells the story of the early chapters of the Bible with memorable music. Through Sunday, February 5. Call 914-630-0804 to order tickets.

Winter Wolves! - Wolf Conservation Center
January 28, 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.

Westchester County Bridal Expo - Westchester County Center
January 28, 2012 - White Plains

The show offers couples the opportunity to shop for all their wedding needs in one location. A wide variety of styles and prices to suit every taste and budget will be represented, as well as elegant fashion shows, live bands, displays, and samples of fine foods and confections.

Saturday Family Programs: The Wiyos - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
January 28, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Fedoras, vaudeville, and washboards: The Wiyos transport us back to the 1920s and '30s by inviting kids and adults alike to holler, stomp and sing along to old-time American folk music. This Brooklyn-based trio captures the vintage spirit of the era by drawing on blues, ragtime, spirituals, and Appalachian jug-band music.

U.S. Open Track & Field - Madison Square Garden
January 28, 2012 -

Garden legend Bernard Lagat will headline in the men's mile in a USA Track & Field meet that promises to showcase the best of the sport's tradition in a streamlined in-stadium and broadcast presentation. The U.S. Open will be the first track meet to be held in The Garden following the completion of the first phase of the building's historic, top-to-bottom, three-year Transformation, and will be the first major professional meet in the United States as the 2012 Olympic Year gets under way. The road to London runs through New York City!

Knickerbocker Ice Festival - Rockland Lake State Park
January 28, 2012 - Congers

This winter celebration, now in its sixth year, honors the history of the ice industry at Rockland Lake State Park. The Festival features an ice carving competition, a bonfire, nature walks, a KIDZ Ice Park, an historic ice art gallery, food and beverages, entertainment, and "Artists in the Park" painting on Saturday and selling their works on Sunday. Dress for the weather and walking and be warned, there are no bathrooms at this event.

The Cast of Beatlemania - Ridgefield Playhouse
January 28, 2012 - Ridgefield

The cast perform hits that are popular with several generations of fans.

Graham Clark Concert - John Jay Middle School Theatre at Cross River
January 28, 2012 - Cross River

Interactive entertainment for children and grown-ups with music, humor, stories, and games.

Family Weekend Workshop - My Day in Pictures - Hudson River Museum & Planetarium
January 28, 2012 - Yonkers

After seeing Winfred Rembert's scenes of daily life in the exhibit, Amazing Grace, create your own colorful picture of your day with felt.

WestportREADS 2012--TEEN Xbox Event - Westport Public Library
January 28, 2012 - Westport

Play the flight simulation game IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey with your friends.

Free Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
January 28, 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

Open House: SMB's Fashion Design Academy - The High School of Fashion Industries
January 28, 2012 - New York

Learn more about this sewing academy's new fashion design classes for tweens and teens ages 11-17. Classes begin February 18. Students will learn how to execute basic hand and machine stitches in the form of samples. They will ultimately complete a sewing skills portfolio and a finished Dirndle skirt.

Up4Art! - Staten Island Children's Museum
January 28, 2012 - Staten Island

Create a self portrait with colored pencils.

Masala Bhangra Workout for Families Affected by Autism - Queens Museum of Art
January 28, 2012 - Corona

ArtAccess presents a fitness class for families affected by Autism. Come and experience the traditional Indian dance Bhangra and the exhilaration of Bollywood! The name, The Masala Bhangra Workout, is derived from two Indian words: Masala, which is a spice combination used in Indian cooking, and Bhangra, which is a traditional folk dance from the northern state of Punjab, India. In three sessions, students will learn distinct moves from the program and create a choreographed sequence. To register contact Michelle Lopez at

Tales to Tails - Wilton Library
January 28, 2012 - Wilton

Children read to therapy dogs. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. Children must read independently to participate. Registration is required.

Wilton High School Little Theatre Company presents Goonie Bird Green and Her True Life Adventures - Wilton Library
January 28, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 4 and up are invited see this live performance of a story by award-winning author Lois Lowry. After the performance, children can ask questions and receive autographs from the performers. Registration required, no fee.

Artist Michael Albert - Easton Public Library
January 28, 2012 - Easton

The pop artist and author who is known for using cereal boxes and labels from other sources has a children's program first, then offers something for teens at 1pm. Snow date is February 11.

Story Time - Greenlight Booksstore
January 28, 2012 - Fort Greene

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

Lunar New Year Festival: Celebrate the Year of the Dragon - Queens Library: Flushing Branch
January 28, 2012 - Flushing

Come to the library for a festival to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. Culinary Arts and Crafts begin at 10:30 a.m. Learn How to prepare Sujebe, a popular Korean soup at 11:30 a.m. Make dough Chinese dragon figures with Catherine Lau at 1:30 p.m. For even more family fun, enjoy an afternoon of traditional Korean song and dance with the SongHee Lee Dance Company in collaboration with the Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association (KTPAA) at 3:00 p.m. All events are first come, first serve.

'Oliver!' presented by Random Farms Kids' Theater - Tarrytown Music Hall
January 28, 2012 - Tarrytown

A musical retelling of Dickens' famous novel, "Oliver Twist." The plot concerns the adventures of an orphan boy in 19th-century London as he escapes abusive treatment in an orphanage and joins a group of pickpockets. Songs include "Where is Love," "Consider Yourself," "I'd Do Anything," and "As Long As He Needs Me." The production is made up of over 100 young people who are divided into four casts. They come from throughout the tri-state area and have a wealth of theater, film, and television experience.

The Magical Land of Oz - Studio Theatre
January 28, 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 28, 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".

Insects in Winter Walk - Greenwich Audubon Society
January 28, 2012 - Greenwich

Learn how insects survive winter's cold. Search for some hardy insects known to be active on the snow and along the winter-chilled Byram River. Also search for insects hidden away under logs, tree bark, and other winter retreats. Ages 5 and up. RSVP to Store at ext. 221.

Opening Reception: Student Art Festival Part I Grades K-8 - Guild Hall
January 28, 2012 - East Hampton

The current exhibition showcases student art from Montauk through Bridgehampton. Last year's exhibition featured over 3,500 pieces of student art that covered the gallery walls floor to ceiling, salon-style. The opening of Part I of the festival celebrates the work of students in pre-school, elementary and middle schools. At the reception there is also performances by The East Hampton Middle School Bonnettes and Amagansett School on the stage of the John Drew Theater.

Jack and the Beanstalk - Theatre Three
January 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley - CM Performing Arts
January 28, 2012 - Oakdale

The popular character makes his way to the stage.

Winnie the Pooh’s Winter “Tail” - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
January 28, 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.

Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr. - Lynbrook High School
January 28, 2012 - Lynbrook

A charming theatrical event performed by middle school students in Plaza Theatrical’s Performing Arts Academy.

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 artists Eva and Adele, Lady Rizo, and an inextricable tangle of vines, connect as beings to Moore’s quest for a new iconography. Jazz-minh Moore received her MFA at California State University, Long Beach, CA and BFA from Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA. She has received numerous grants and scholarships including a NYFA fellowship and a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. Moore has produced solo shows in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Paris and has been featured in publications such as Interview, Whitehot and American Art Collector among others. She is the co-founder of the New York City based art collective, Gutbox, and recently participated as a contestant on Season 2 of “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist” on Bravo TV. Moore currently works and lives in New York City. “Is That All There Is” was made possible in part by the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Lego Club - Children's Museum of the East End
January 28, 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.

Jemima Puddle-Duck & The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit - Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
January 28, 2012 - Westhampton Beach

Giant puppets dance and act in narrated ballets to bring these two Beatrix Potter stories to life, with music by William Walton. This full-scale theatrical production features masks, costumes and rod puppets up to 8 feet tall.

Seashells by the Seashore - Fire Island Lighthouse
January 28, 2012 - Fire Island

Winter storms and waves wash in shells that you might not find in the summertime. The life histories of some of the animals that make these shells are discussed during the walk. The program starts in the east end of parking field 5 at Robert Moses State Park and ends at the Fire Island Lighthouse with a look at a collection of some uncommon Fire Island seashells that were missed on the walk. Roundtrip walk 1 mile.

Yoga Stretch Class - The Family Wellness Center
January 28, 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.

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley - CM Performing Arts Center
January 28, 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.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
January 28, 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.

New York Chinese Cultural Center Presents Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration - World Financial Center Winter Garden
January 28, 2012 - Battery Park City

Celebrate the most popular Chinese holiday with gravity-defying acrobatics, festive musical ensembles, costumed folk dancers, and of course, the lion dance. Young audiences learn traditional techniques of paper cutting, dough figurines, face painting, and calligraphy.

David Dorfman Dance Presents 'Prophets of Funk' - The Joyce Theater
January 28, 2012 - Manhattan

This show celebrates the groundbreaking, visceral, and politically innovative music of Sly and The Family Stone, one of the first major national bands integrated along race and gender lines. The piece for eight dancers explores the prophetic possibilities of music and dance and invites everyday people to find strength and joy in the muck and mess - the funk - of everyday life. The Joyce Theater performance will be the NYC premiere of the fully staged version of "Prophets of Funk" and a return of David Dorfman Dance to The Joyce for the first time since 2005.

Camille A. Brown & Dancers - The Joyce Theater
January 28, 2012 - Manhattan

Award-winning choreographer Brown is noted for mixing modern dance techniques with West African dance and hip-hop elements.

New York Theatre Ballet in 'Alice in Wonderland Follies' - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
January 28, 2012 - Greenvale

Known for presenting quality ballet for young audiences, New York Theatre Ballet dancers spring to life as Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter and many others.

The Culture of Chocolate - Long Island Children's Museum
January 28, 2012 - Garden City

The word chocolate is said to be derived from the Mayan word for a popular drink, xocoatl. Learn more about the Mayans by listening to stories of their culture and tasting variations of ancient recipes.

EATWISE - Children's Museum of Manhattan
January 28, 2012 - Upper West Side

Food & Finance High School members of EATWISE (Educated and Aware Teens Who Inspire Smart Eating) will lead fun games, interactive demos, and lessons on healthy snacking to show that a healthy lifestyle is important to every child's well being.

Dzul Dance Presents Maya 2012: A New Beginning - Baruch Performing Arts Center
January 28, 2012 - New York

Dzul Dance announces the premiere of their latest choreography, MAYA 2012: a new beginning, to be presented at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (at 25th Street) in Manhattan, from January 26th, 2012 through January 29th, 2012. In Maya 2012, Dzul Dance fuses modern dance with aerial arts and contortionism as a means to communicate indigenous pre-Hispanic culture. One of the only indigenous Mayan choreographers in the world, Artistic Director Javier Dzul was born and raised in a Mayan tribal community in southern Mexico performing ritual dances, speaking Mayan and studying ancient teachings until the age of 16. Dzul provides a bridge between contemporary art and historical heritage, illustrating the ancient Mayan prophecies related to the 2012 phenomenon. The choreography simultaneously explores Dzul’s past experiences with rituals of transformation, as well as his past relationship and connection to the natural world. The 2012 January program features performances by Artistic Director Javier Dzul, guest contortionists Jonathan Nosan (Director of Acroback) and Anna Venizelos (former soloist with Cirque du Soleil), along with Dzul Dance company members Kyla Ernst-Alper, Desiree Sanchez (Chelsea Piers), Ji Hyeun Bang, Chellamar Bernard, Cornelius Brown, Robin Taylor Dzul, Courtney Jackson, Nicole Lichau, Orlando Martinez and Matthew Sparks. With lighting design by Mike Inwood and costume design by Javier Dzul, this diverse and eclectic group opens the door to another dimension. WHAT: Dzul Dance 2012 Season: Maya 2012: A New Beginning WHEN: Thursday, January 26 8pm Friday, January 27 8pm Saturday, January 28 8pm Sunday, January 29 3pm WHERE: Baruch Performing Arts Center 55 Lexington Avenue at 25th Street (Lex. & 3rd Ave.) COST: Tickets are $30 general admission, $25 student and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at or call Box Office at (646) 312-5073.

Sha'Boker - Romemu
January 28, 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.

Guilt: A Love Story - Queens Theatre
January 28, 2012 - Corona

The son of a former Nun and Franciscan brother takes audiences on a hilariously twisted and true journey in Guilt: A Love Story. John Fugelsang's Drama League-nominated solo performance is a story of forbidden love, celebrity Klansmen, unexpected miracles, and how guilt makes people—and religions—do very strange things.

Dzul Dance Presents 'Maya 2012: A New Beginning' - Baruch Performing Arts Center
January 28, 2012 - Manhattan

Dzul Dance fuses modern dance with aerial arts and contortionism as a means to communicate indigenous pre-Hispanic culture. One of the only indigenous Mayan choreographers in the world, artistic director Javier Dzul was born and raised in a Mayan tribal community in southern Mexico performing ritual dances, speaking Mayan, and studying ancient teachings until the age of 16. Dzul provides a bridge between contemporary art and historical heritage, illustrating the ancient Mayan prophecies related to the 2012 phenomenon. The choreography simultaneously explores Dzul's past experiences with rituals of transformation, as well as his past relationship and connection to the natural world. The 2012 January program features performances by artistic director Javier Dzul, guest contortionists Jonathan Nosan (director of "Acroback") and Anna Venizelos (former soloist with Cirque du Soleil), along with Dzul Dance company members Kyla Ernst-Alper, Desiree Sanchez (Chelsea Piers), Ji Hyeun Bang, Chellamar Bernard, Cornelius Brown, Robin Taylor Dzul, Courtney Jackson, Nicole Lichau, Orlando Martinez, and Matthew Sparks. With lighting design by Mike Inwood and costume design by Javier Dzul, this diverse and eclectic group opens the door to another dimension.

FAM LAB: Marble Tracks Inspired by Richard Serra - Orange Splot Art Spot
January 28, 2012 - Peekskill

Play games with art ideas, explore gravity and motion, and create your own marble tracks with the whole family.

Beethoven: Sonata Op. 106 “Hammerklavier” - Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music
January 28, 2012 - Park Slope

BQCM faculty member Michael Rose performs two of Beethoven’s late works for solo piano: the rarely heard Bagatelles Op. 126 and the epic “Hammerklavier” sonata.

Saw Mill River Audubon Bird Seed Sale - Rescheduled from 1/21/12 - Pruyn Sanctuary
January 28, 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

'The Glass Menagerie' - YCP TheaterWorks
January 28, 2012 - Mohegan Lake

Tennessee Williams' classic drama focuses on the story of outsiders in St. Louis on the eve of World War II.

Jack and the Beanstalk - Theatre Three
January 28, 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.

Children's Theatre Company of Peekskill Presents: 'The Butter Battle Tale' & 'Stone Soup' - Ford Theater
January 28, 2012 - Peekskill

Celebrating its 6th consecutive season, The Children's Theatre Company of Peekskill presents a double musical treat, appropriate for children and adults. "The Butter Battle Tale," is a musical adaptation by Lory Lazarus, based on the "Butter Battle Book" by Dr. Seuss, with music and lyrics by Lori Lazarus. "Stone Soup," is an adaption by Mehr Mansuri and Jill Bolstridge, with music and lyrics by Frank Sanchez and Mehr Mansuri in collaboration with Lory Lazarus.

NYC Singles New York Speed Dating- WeekendDating Speed Dating-Men 42-57; Women 40-52 - Seven Bar & Grill
January 28, 2012 - New York

Date & Time: Saturday, January 28, 2012 8:30 PM-10:00 PM Male ages: 42-57 Female ages: 40-52 Location: Seven Bar & Grill 350 7th Avenue New York, NY 10001 Cost: $33.75 Description: Speed Dating- Up to 15 dates in one night! We do not mix multiple age groups together. Proof of age required. 38+ Engagements, 27+ marriages, a few kids and a lot of other happy couples! Keywords Text: NYC Singles,Single NYC, NYC Dating, NYC Single, Singles Events NYC, Dating NYC, NYC dating, NYC singles event, singles NYC, speed dating NYC Website: E-mail: Phone: 516-908-9638 Entered by: Jay Rosensweig

Aimee Mann - Carnegie Hall
January 28, 2012 -

From her work in the 1980s with MTV favorite 'Til Tuesday through her acclaimed solo discs Whatever and I'm With Stupid in the '90s, Aimee Mann has always been at the forefront of contemporary songwriters, known for her clever, literate, and insightful songs.

WINTER SPORTS EXPO - Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
January 28, 2012 - Cross River

Experience a variety of winter sports that can offer fun-filled and challenging experiences on Saturday, January 28. From 10am-3pm, the experts from EMS will demonstrate the basics of cross country skiing and snow shoeing, and discuss how to select the proper equipment. There will be equipment for you to try out and you can test out your new-found skills on brief guided tours. They'll also discuss winter hiking and camping and what gear is necessary, so you can have a safe and fun experience throughout the long months of winter in the Northeast. The event will take place at Shelter #5 on Michigan Road, and will be held weather and conditions permitting.

Lenny Kravitz - Radio City Music Hall
January 28, 2012 -

Rock star Lenny Kravitz takes the stage of Radio City on Saturday, Janaury 28. Expect to hear songs from his upcoming album, Black and White America.

Flamenco workshop w/ La Chimi: Bulerias and Bata Classes - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through January 28, 2012 - New York

Flamenco Latino hosts La Chimi for workshops on January 26-28 only! Thursday, Jan. 26: 5:00-6:30 Bata, 6:30-7:30 Bulerias Friday, Jan. 27: 2:00-3:00 Bata, 3:00-4:00 Bulerias Saturday, Jan. 28: 2:00-3:00 Bata, 3:00-4:00 Bulerias at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54 Street, 4th fl. NY, NY 10019 To reserve: 212-399-8519 Prices: Walk-in: $28 except for Bata on 1/26 ($38) Single class with reservation: $25 except for Bata on 1/26 ($35) Two classes taken same date: $55 on 1/26, $45 on either 1/27 or 1/28 All three classes, Bulerias: $68 All three classes, Bata: $75 All six classes: $140 Online info: Lakshmi Basile, “La Chimi,“ has performed at the Concurso Internacional de Cante de Puertollano 2008, alongside legends such as Carmen Linares and José de la Tomasa, at the flamenco theater El Palacio Andaluz in Sevilla, where she is one of the featured artists,and with the seville-based group "Sentir Flamenco." She participated as a soloist in the series Peñas de Guardía and recently presented her first show in Spain, "Zarabanda." With a background in flamenco, classical, and contemporary dance she moved to Spain in 2002 from San Diego, CA. In Spain, she studied with various masters such as Los Farrucos, Angelita Vargas and Andres Marin. With her own company in the U.S., "Luna Flamenca Dance Company", she self-produced shows such as "Flamenco en la cocina", in 2006, and "Trois", in 2007. For more info and videos of La Chimi, check out:

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' 37th Annual Dance Concert and Pow-Wow - Theater for the New City
January 28, 2012 - East Village

The troupe will present dances, stories, and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast, the Southwest, the Plains, and the Arctic regions. Proceeds from the pow-wow will go toward college funds for needy Native American students. Highlights will include storytelling, a Hoop Dance by a Cherokee tribe member, a Caribou Dance by the Inuit people of Alaska, a Buffalo Dance by the Hopi people, a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance by the Northern Plains people, a Stomp Dance by the Southeastern tribes, and a Shawl Dance by the Oklahoma tribes. Featured performers will include the Heyna Second Son Singers (from various tribes). In the final section of the program, the audience will be invited to join in the Round Dance, a friendship dance. A Pow-Wow is more than just a spectator event: it is a joyous reunion for native peoples nationwide and an opportunity for the non-Indian community to voyage into the philosophy and beauty of Native culture. Traditionally a gathering and sharing of events, Pow-Wows have come to include spectacular dance competitions, exhibitions, and enjoyment of traditional foods. Pageantry is an important component of the event, and all participants are elaborately dressed. Most dances are performed in the traditional Circle, which represents a unity of peoples. There is a wealth of cultural information encoded in the movements of each dance. More than 10 distinct tribes will be represented in the performance. Throughout the performance, all elements are explained in depth through detailed introductions by the troupe's director and emcee Louis Mofsie (Hopi/Winnebago). An educator, Mofsie plays an important part in the show by his ability to present a comprehensive view of native culture. Native American craft items will be displayed in the TNC lobby. At the 3pm matinee performance, cast members will remain in the theater after the show to personally meet the children attending and be photographed with them. The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Scholarship Fund receives its sole support from events like this concert (it receives no government or corporate contributions). It has bestowed more than 350 scholarships to-date.

Family Science Saturdays - Long Island Science Center
January 28, 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.

The Tale of the Frog Prince - Arena Players Repertory Theater
January 28, 2012 - Centerport

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

WFUV Presents Diego Garcia, Emily Greene, Monica Lionheart - Highline Ballroom
January 28, 2012 -

Born in Detroit to Argentine parents in the late 1970s, Diego Garcia immersed himself in the sounds of Iggy Pop and MC5 at an early age. Music carried him throughout childhood until his cardiologist father moved the family back to Tampa, FL, when Garcia was a young teenager. By age 14, Garcia got himself an acoustic guitar and started writing songs. As he approached college life at Brown University in 1996, music was still calling him despite his course load in economics. During his junior year, he

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