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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on March 24


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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, March 24, 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 March 24. 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.

Macbeth - Metropolitan Opera
March 24, 2012 -

As the doomed couple, Thomas Hampson and Nadja Michael deliver the vocal fireworks of two of Verdi's most challenging roles, Hampson for the first time at the Met and Michael in her company debut.

L'Elisir d'Amore - Metropolitan Opera
March 24, 2012 -

Donizetti's melodic classic is well served by a quartet of bel canto stars: Juan Diego Flórez and Diana Damrau are the unlikely lovers, Mariusz Kwiecien the vainglorious sergeant, and Alessandro Corbelli the dispenser of the elixir.

Dohnányi conducts Henze and Schubert - New York Philharmonic
Through March 24, 2012 -

Linden String Quartet - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
March 24, 2012 - Katonah

Presented in the Music Room of the Rosen House, but less formal than other concerts, Caramoor Classics are appropriate for families and include comments from the artists about the program. Sarah McElravy, violin; Catherine Cosbey, violin; Eric Wong, viola; Felix Umansky, cello.

R&R at the JCC - The JCC In Manhattan
Through March 24, 2012 - Upper West Side

Make your Shabbat afternoon special with workshops, art, yoga, meditation, food, music, study sessions, film, origami, creative art projects, spa experiences, indoor and outdoor play, and more. There are programs for both children and adults.

The Ugly Duckling & The Tortoise and the Hare - Emelin Theatre
March 24, 2012 - Mamaroneck

"The Ugly Duckling," the beloved tale about personal transformation and acceptance, tells the story of a neglected duckling searching for friends who will love him for who he truly is. In "The Tortoise and the Hare," children (and hares!) learn the valuable lesson that slow and steady wins the race. Ages 4 and older. Call (914) 698-0098 or visit for tickets.

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 24, 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".

Law of Attraction - Columbia University
March 24, 2012 - New York

Law of Attraction - Applying Law of Atraction to Your Personal and Business Life! Full Day training with Michael Losier. A powerful force is at work in your life right now called the Law of Attraction. At this very moment it's attracting people, customers, situations and relationships into your life. The problem is, not all of those things are the way you want. But there's a straightforward way to change that. So, if you're ready to take the next step, join this interactive high-content training session and expect to learn GREAT tools and information on how to tap into the Law of Attraction deliberately - the art of Deliberate Attraction.

'Almost, Maine' - A Romantic Comedy - Irvington Public Library
March 24, 2012 - Irvington

M&M Productions presents a romantic comedy. On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky, the residents of mythical Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways.

National Geographic Little Explorers - Maps! - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
March 24, 2012 - White Plains

Learn about maps through hands-on activities, quizzes, songs and more. Kids ages 3 and older will receive a badge for attending.

Lo Cor de la Plana - Carnegie Hall
March 24, 2012 -

Lo Còr de la Plana is an all-male polyphonic vocal ensemble that accompanies itself on amplified bendirs (frame drums), drawing on influences that range from Bartók to Gregorian chant, reggae, and Arab music.

Free Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
March 24, 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

Maple Sugar Festival for Opening Day of Maple Sugar Tours - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
March 24, 2012 - Cornwall

The museum once again hosts this popular, annual event. Maple sugaring tours start every half hour. Special programs on opening weekend include crafts and maple sugar recipes.

Vernal Pool Frolic - Teatown Lake Reservation
March 24, 2012 - Ossining

The woodland vernal pools have lost their covering of ice revealing the life below. Wood frogs, newts, and fairy shrimp dart about looking for mates and food. Hike to Hidden Valley to listen to a little frog music and catch some frolicsome amphibians.

Fort Hill Players present: 'National Pastime' - Rochambeau School
March 24, 2012 - White Plains

Fort Hill Players announces the Westchester premier of "National Pastime," by Tony Sportiello, directed by Melinda O'Brien. A grand slam for baseball, radio, and romance. Take a trip back to the 1930s with a screwball romantic comedy about a small town radio station that broadcasts the success of the greatest baseball team of all time...if only they were real! If you enjoy old time radio, baseball, and a really good love story - this play will knock it out of the park! General seating. Reservations not needed. Free parking.

15th Annual USA Memory Championship - Con Edison Grand Auditorium
March 24, 2012 - New York

Can’t remember where you parked the car or what you had for dinner last night? Try remembering a shuffled deck of cards or putting 99 names to faces you’ve only seen for a few minutes - it can be done. The “mental athletes” competing in the 15thAnnual U.S.A. Memory Championship have been training for the past year and will put their memories to the test on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Con Edison’s Grand Auditorium in NYC from 8:30am to 5:00pm EST. Competitors will attempt to memorize the following in 5 to 15 minute time periods – depending on the event: • 500 numbers • 99 names and faces • A 50-line unpublished poem including punctuation • Two decks of shuffled cards According to Tony Dottino, chairman and founder of the U.S.A. Memory Championship, and an expert in memory techniques, business innovation, and creativity in the workplace, “The number of mental feats accomplished by our competitors never ceases to amaze us. Whether they are students from New Jersey, actors from California, or sales professionals from New York City, the competition gets tougher every year!” Last year’s champion, Nelson Dellis, set two national records; he memorized 248 random numbers in five minutes and memorized a shuffled deck of cards in one minute and three seconds. These records are bound to fall at the March event, as Dellis returns to defend his crown against a field of intensely focused challengers. The winner will represent the U.S.A. in the World Games later in 2012 (location yet to be determined). Last year’s World Games were held in Guangzhou, China. For more information, visit

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
March 24, 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.

Pysanky Workshop - Event Cancelled - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
March 24, 2012 - Bronx

Event Cancelled. Learn the time-honored art of creating intricately patterned Ukrainian Easter eggs and create your own using a wax-resist technique at this hands-on workshop. Hot wax and permanent dyes used, please dress accordingly. Recommended for mature 14-year-olds and up. Bring a bag lunch, only light refreshments offered. Space is limited. Registration required.

42nd Street - Harrison Performing Arts Center
March 24, 2012 - Harrison

Harrison High School's production of the Broadway musical classic, "42nd Street" at the Harrison Performing Arts Center. Guys and gals are putting on a new musical when a chorus girl takes over for the injured leading lady. "42nd Street" is full of big, glorious dance numbers, and fun for the whole family.

Admissions Open House - Vincent Smith School
March 24, 2012 - Port Washington

Vincent Smith School, a private day school serving students with learning disabilities such as ADD, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome and Expressive and Receptive Language issues in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens counties, will be hosting an Admissions Open House. Students are offered differentiated instruction, hands-on-activities, interdisciplinary instruction, and social emotional learning skills in small supportive classes. Students experience academic success, emotional growth and social acceptance bacause at this school "It's okay to learn differently."

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's Circus Presents 'Dragons' - Nassau Coliseum
March 24, 2012 - Uniondale

Dragon tribes from the far reaches of the earth are brought together in a single performance, displaying their breathtaking skills in a circus tournament of champions. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime family event when The Greatest Show On Earth brings the world together to bring your family together.

Cinderella - Kingsborough Community College Performing Arts Center
March 24, 2012 - Brooklyn

Coney Island's Covenant Ballet Theater have poured their hearts into this ballet production of Cinderella. Come and watch some great, homegrown dance talent as displayed in this timeless tale.

15th Annual USA Memory Championship - Con Edison Grand Auditorium
March 24, 2012 - Gramercy

Watch "mental athletes" from across the country compete in rigorous memory challenges. They'll attempt to memorize 500 numbers, 99 names and faces, a 50-line unpublished poem (including punctuation), two decks of shuffled cards, and more. Last year's champion, Nelson Dellis, set two national records; he memorized 248 random numbers in five minutes and memorized a shuffled deck of cards in one minute and three seconds. See Dellis return to defend his crown against a field of intensely focused challengers. The winner will represent the U.S.A. in the World Games later in 2012 (location yet to be determined). Last year's World Games were held in Guangzhou, China.

Weekend Woodland Corps - Prospect Park Picnic House
March 24, 2012 - Park Slope

The Woodland Corps opens for the warm-weather season for volunteers committed to the ongoing restoration of Prospect Park's more than 250 acres of forest. This is an ongoing event.

Public Marine-Biology Programs - Maritime Aquarium
March 24, 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.

Hidden Messages - Brooklyn Children's Museum
March 24, 2012 - Crown Heights

Quilts gave directions on the Underground Railroad using symbols. Check out our Literacy Quilt exhibit and make a symbolic craft of your own.

'GODSPELL, JR.' - Actors Conservatory Theatre
March 24, 2012 - Yonkers

"GODSPELL, JR." is a carefully abridged version of the Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked") musical, "GODSPELL." Presented by ACT's Junior Troupe, "GODSPELL, JR." retains the joy and exuberance of the original, and includes the perennial favorites, "Day by Day," "All Good Gifts," "All for the Best," and more. Director - Jennifer Langford; Musical Director - George Croom; Choreographer - Janice Paganelli. Through Sunday, March 25.

Movie - 'Labyrinth' - The Picture House
March 24, 2012 - Pelham

George Lucas produced and Jim Henson directed this gothic fantasy which pits living and breathing actors Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie (who, along with Trevor Jones, provides the film's music) against a motley collection of Muppet monsters. Rated PG. 1986. 101 mins.

Design Your Own City Block Workshop - Scandinavia House
March 24, 2012 - Manhattan

Join educators from the Center for Architecture Foundation for a free hands-on workshop in honor of Helsinki's designation as the World Design Capital in 2012. Families will learn how the design of our neighborhoods, streets, and buildings can be used to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle. Working as a design team, families redesign a city block to create a space where activities such as walking, biking, outdoor play, and using public transportation are encouraged. Preregistration required.

Scandinavian Sing-Along - Scandinavia House
March 24, 2012 - Manhattan

Scandinavia holds a treasure-trove of children's songs and games. Danish musicians Anne Mette Iversen and Vibe Normann will introduce children to English versions of these songs, play musical games, and perform some songs in modern, jazzy arrangements. Come prepared to move, dance, imagine, and sing your heart out.

Saturday Crafts - The Field Library
March 24, 2012 - Peekskill

Discover your inner artist at this simple drop-in craft time. No registration required.

'Nine, The Musical' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
March 24, 2012 - Irvington

Presented by the Clocktower Players Adult Troupe. Celebrated Italian film director Guido Contini is a wreck. Torn between his wife, his mistress, and his muse the star and desperate for a plot for his next film, he runs off to Venice pursued by a bevy of beautiful women, all clamoring for him. Note: This show contains adult themes; it may not be suitable for young children. Snow Date: Sunday, March 25 at 7pm.

Taconic Opera Presents 'Don Pasquale' - Yorktown Stage
March 24, 2012 - Yorktown Heights

Taconic Opera presents the opera up-close in a more intimate venue. The opera is a model of bel-canto composition which places high demands on the technique of the singer. It features astounding patter duets, hilarious buffo dexterity, and vocal fireworks that rival the best works of Rossini. The story centers on an old buffoon who needs to be taught a hard lesson about chasing young women. His family and friends lead him to believe he is wedding the girl of his dreams, only to find she is his worst nightmare.

Girls Inc. of South Western Connecticut's 4th Annual Mother-Daughter Garden Party - Italian Center of Stamford
March 24, 2012 - Stamford

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of hands-on activities, interactive games, dancing, raffles and lunch. Ticket sales and raffle proceeds benefit Girls Inc. South Western Connectcut's after school and summer programs.

Family Art Project: The Early Bird Gets into the Mobile - Wave Hill
March 24, 2012 - Bronx

Look for the first returning birds and overwintering residents, along with early migrants passing through on their way north. Cut out and balance their birdie shapes to make a colorful moving sculpture. Admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Exploration Hike - For Families - Westmoreland Sanctuary
March 24, 2012 - Bedford Corners

Follow the Sanctuary's director though the trails of the wildlife preserve and explore the forest ecosystem, searching for signs of animal life and the return of the spring season. Families should be prepared for early spring trail conditions, including a little mud. Register by March 23.

Evening Howl for Adults Only - Wolf Conservation Center
March 24, 2012 - South Salem

A festive evening. While enjoying wine and cheese, guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves, and take a sunset hike to howl with the wolves during their favorite hour. For adults 21 years and older. Pre-registration required.

Western Howls - Bringing Balance Back to Yellowstone - Wolf Conservation Center
March 24, 2012 - South Salem

A special talk about the wolves of Yellowstone National Park. The Wolf Conservation Center hosted some Yellowstone adventures last year and is eager to share their insights about wolf reintroduction, the beneficial ecological effect wolves have, and the debate that surrounds this controversial predator in the West. Guests will visit the WCC's wolves, and enjoy hot beverages in the woodstove-heated classroom. Pre-registration is required.

White Plains Sports Card Show - 'March Madness!' - Westchester County Center
March 24, 2012 - White Plains

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

JCC Dance School & Westchester Theatre of Dance Annual Dance Concert Featuring - Bendheim Performing Arts Center
March 24, 2012 - Scarsdale

Music by Sergei Prokofiev, choreography by Catherine Barribal, with additional selections by Rita Howerton, Arleigh Rothenberg, Jayne Santoro, and Justin Sherwood. Saturday, March 24 tickets include a dessert reception immediately following the performance. For information call Jayne Santoro, JCC Dance School, 914-472-3300 ext. 320.

Free Crafts for Kids Every Saturday - Lakeshore Learning Store
March 24, 2012 - Scarsdale

Children ages 3 and up are welcome for free craft projects every Saturday. Today: Spring Flower Bouquet. Children capture all the wonders of they create their own charming, basket-shaped masterpiece. For more information, visit

Feeding Fun - Greenburgh Nature Center
March 24, 2012 - Scarsdale

It's mealtime in the live animal museum. See what's on the menu.

FAMILY JAMS featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
March 24, 2012 - Larchmont

A live, interactive musical experience for the whole family. Sing, dance, jam and laugh out loud. Ages 6 mos-5 years. Registration recommended.

A Taste of Animation - Jacob Burns Film Center
March 24, 2012 - Pleasantville

Students (10-11 years) bring characters, places, and stories to life through the magic of animation. They create stop-motion animated films using clay, paper, sand and other fun materials. Advance registration required.

Special Effects and Make-up Workshop - Jacob Burns Film Center
March 24, 2012 - Pleasantville

Students (8-9 years) learn how to create fake wounds, invent characters and creatures, and use the green screen and the sound stage to create magical illusions. Advance registration required.

Nature Crafts for Kids - Fort Greene Park
March 24, 2012 - Fort Greene

Kids create arts and crafts using natural materials found within Fort Greene Park.

Nature Photography: Winter Woods - High Rock Ranger Station
March 24, 2012 - Staten Island

Photography enthusiasts can explore the natural beauty of Bloomingdale Park, with help from the Urban Park Rangers.

Saturday Family Programs: Flooky and the Beans - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
March 24, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Flooky and the Beans deliver a springtime concert/show featuring all of their crazy characters: Bobo the Funky Purple Bean, Emma the Go-Go Green Bean, Chili the Hot-Hot-Cool Bean, Angie the Checkerboard Bean, and Flooky the Robot Boy, in this uplifting and interactive concert.

New Media Lab - Westport Arts Center
March 24, 2012 - Westport

Students learn the basics of video art production techniques to turn creative and artistic ideas into short films suitable for web posting.

Tom Wopat - Queens Theatre
March 24, 2012 - Queens

The star of stage (Annie Get Your Gun, Guys and Dolls) and television (Dukes of Hazzard, Cybill) performs a concert of Broadway hits and standards of the 40s and 50s.

APEC Square Dance - Alley Pond Environmental Center
March 24, 2012 - Douglaston

Join Alley Pond Environmental Center for a fun evening of dancing with Square Dance Caller Jim Emory on Saturday, March 24. The doors to the Center open at 6:30pm. Dance with instructions starts promptly at 7pm. Learn to Do-Si-Do, Promenade and Swing-Your- Partner. Beginners are welcome. Its fun and friendship set to music. Try this fun way to exercise together. Please preregister by calling 718-229-4000.

APEC Wolf Program - Alley Pond Environmental Center
March 24, 2012 - Douglaston

Alley Pond Environmental Center is proud to welcome the Wolf Conservation Center and their Arctic Gray Wolf, Atka on Saturday, March 24 at 3pm. Experience an awe-inspiring, up-close encounter with this marvelous predator. Learn the real truth about wolves, their misunderstood lives and perilous history. Kids under age 7 are not permitted, and registration is required.

Seal Cruise - The Riverhead Foundation
March 24, 2012 - Freeport

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

Poetry in Motion--Tell Us What You Know! - Wilton Library
Through March 24, 2012 - Wilton

This performance, poetry and arts event created by teens in grades 6 through 12, gives kids a chance to freely express their thoughts through poetry. A reception follows and books are available for purchase. Tickets are on sale at the Circulation Desk beginning March 1. Snow date: Sunday, March 25, 2-3 pm.

Tales to Tails - Wilton Library
March 24, 2012 - Wilton

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program visits the library for children to read to them. 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 in this program. No registration required.

Alexander's Feast by G. F. Handel - Christ Church Greenwich
March 24, 2012 - Greenwich

Revel in Handel's Messiah, including the beloved Harp Concerto in B-flat major,in tribute to the patron saint of music and musicians. This performance is dedicated to the memory of Sallie Williams.

'The Neverending Story' - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
March 24, 2012 - Manhattan

The Neverending Story, based on the classic German novel and popularized by the iconic film, tells the story of a shy boy named Bastian who is tormented by school bullies and finds solace in a mysterious book. Filled with loveable characters, dark villains and unlikely heroes, this is a tale of the fictional and far away land of Fantastica. Presented by Roseneath Theatre of Toronto, Canada, which has been producing work for young audiences all over the world for over twenty years. Performance runs for 80-90 minutes.

A Night at the Peabody Museum - Yale Peabody Museum
March 24, 2012 - New Haven

See the museum come alive with games, crafts, scavenger hunts, live animals and some special surprises. Tickets must be purchased in advance online at at

Free Craft Saturdays - Make a Fingerprint Spring Picture - Straight A's
March 24, 2012 - White Plains

Today, kids can drop in to make a fingerprint picture of Spring. Note new time.

The Wizard of Oz - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
March 24, 2012 - Bellmore

Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion as they come to life in an adaptation featuring the music of the MGM movie. The audience is encouraged to meet and greet the cast after the performance.

Nate the Great - Landmark on Main Street
March 24, 2012 - Port Washington

In the grand tradition of crime-solving detectives there is Sherlock Holmes, there is Charlie Chan and now - there is Nate. Nate the Great, that is. Based on the classic book series by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, this new musical is about teamwork and friendship.

Spring Thanksgiving: Gifts of the Land & Waters with Reptiles & Music - Mashantucket Pequot Museum
Through March 24, 2012 - Mashantucket

Celebrate the time-honored relationship of Native peoples to the environment by giving thanks to the land and waters. Learn about wildlife from Marla Isaacs, owner and operator of New England Reptile and Raptor Exhibits. Make fish prints and snake mobiles with Museum educators after her presentation and enjoy the musical talents of flute player Hawk Henries(Nipmuc).

Galumpha - Landmark on Main Street
March 24, 2012 - Port Washington

Acrobatics, visual effects, physical comedy, and inventive choreography, is what makes Galumpha a sensory feast. The three performers create images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, drawn together into a seamless whole, which consistently brings audiences to their feet.

"Nimbaya" - Symphony Space
March 24, 2012 - Upper West Side

This troupe of women from West Africa plays the djembe, an instrument historically reserved for male players. These female artists have made a name for themselves in choosing to become percussion players, demonstrating their desire to control their destiny and lead themselves out of a life of poverty through art. The company's high-energy dance and drumming is both fun and inspirational. This performance is a co-production with World Music Institute.

Manhattan Family Resource Day - East Harlem Council for Human Services
March 24, 2012 - East Harlem

Join the New York City Child Care Resource & Referral Consortium for Manhattan Family Resource Day. Representatives from a variety of community resources will be available to provide information to help families find summer camps, child care programs, and educational resources. Various workshops and activities will also be available throughout the day, including face-painting and giveaways for kids.

Peter Pan - Broadhollow Theatre
March 24, 2012 - Elmont

You'll be flying high as you watch the adventures of Peter Pan as he saves Wendy from the villainous Captain Hook and his pirate crew.

TAO - Stamford Palace Theater
March 24, 2012 - Stamford

Athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography. The performers each bring nontraditional flair to the group by drawing on their diverse backgrounds: a hard rock musician, a gymnast and a composer. They offer a young and vibrantly modern take on a traditional art form.

RUNNING SCARED, RUNNING FREE - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
March 24, 2012 - Stony Brook

In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, this acclaimed theatrical production is a live, on-stage drama about the links between the Underground Railroad, intriguing secret codes and the role Long Island's Native American Indians played in helping to free slaves.

Lego Club - Children's Museum of the East End
March 24, 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.

The Rainbow Fish - Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
March 24, 2012 - Westhampton Beach

With his lovely coloring and special shimmering scales, the Rainbow Fish is used to being the most beautiful creature in the ocean. So, when the other fish ask him for some silver scales, he refuses. How can he sacrifice the one thing that makes him unique? In this musical adaptation of the classic tale by Marcus Pfister, ArtsPower has turned a bestselling book into a joyful celebration of friendship and inner beauty.

March 24, 2012 - Lindenhurst

It's the 1950s, hula-hoops are in high demand and so is Little Red Riding Hood. Wise Prince Jason, Strong Prince Justin and ordinary Loud Prince Frank all want to woo Red Riding Hood in this revisionist adaptation of the classic story that has a few other familiar themes thrown in.

Yoga Stretch Class - The Family Wellness Center
March 24, 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.

"Ethel" Contemporary Music Concert - Molloy College Madison Theatre
March 24, 2012 - Rockville Centre

ETHEL invigorates contemporary concert music with refreshing exuberance, fierce intensity, imaginative programming and exceptional artistry. Challenging standard notions about the string quartet, ETHEL explores exciting new synergies between tradition and technology. Boldly questioning the boundaries between composer, performer and audience, the ensemble initiates innovative collaborations with an extraordinary community of American and international artists. ETHEL also inspires emerging talent across the country through commissioning projects and unique education activities, including their work in Navajo and Hopi schools as Quartet in Residence with the Native American Composers Apprenticeship Project (NACAP) since 2005.

'The Lion and The Mouse and Other Tales: Smart and Small Conquers All' - Long Island Children's Museum
March 24, 2012 - Garden City

Can a tortoise win a tug of war with an enormous elephant? Can a tiny mouse help a powerful lion? Can a jackal outwit a terrifying tiger twice his size? Using beautiful puppets and humor, the award-winning Crabgrass Puppet Theatre tell tales from around the world that will inspire and enthrall the entire family.

Spring Dance - Unleashed by Petco
March 24, 2012 - New York

Stop by and let your pets try on the new spring apparel in a fun fashion show. There will be cake available for dogs and their parents as well as be able to meet other pets in the neighborhood.

Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean - Darien Arts Center
Through March 24, 2012 - Darien

In a small town dime store in West Texas, the "Disciples of James Dean" gather for their twentieth reunion. Now middle-aged women, they were teenagers when Dean filmed Giant two decades ago in nearby Marfa. One of them, an extra in the film, has a child whom she says was conceived with Dean during the shoot. The ladies' congenial reminiscences mingle with flash backs to their youth; then the arrival of a stunning but familiar stranger sets off a series of confrontations that smash their delusions and expose bitter disappointments. To make reservations, contact the box office at 203.655.5414 or buy tickets online at:

Craft for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
March 24, 2012 - Garden City

Bring kids to this bakery/cafe for a free craft every Saturday and Sunday. Craft takes anywhere between 15-45 minutes depending on the age of the child. Different crafts each week. No reservations needed.

Jefferson Starship - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
March 24, 2012 - New York

The iconic 1970s rock band Jefferson Starship grew out of the similarly iconic 1960s group Jefferson Airplane. Paul Kantner, along with Marty Balin, founded Jefferson Airplane in 1965. The band was the biggest rock group in America during the '60s and the first San Francisco band to sign a major record deal, paving the way for other legends like the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. The group headlined the original Woodstock Festival in 1969, and like The Beatles, to whom they are critically compared, they lasted a mere seven years - although their influence and impact on rock music continues well into the 21st century. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

Watson Adventures? Wizard School Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 24, 2012 - Upper East Side

In this unique scavenger hunt, Harry Potter fans ages 10 and older can follow in the footsteps of young wizards in search of art that echoes characters, places, and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Keep your trusty wand handy as you track down a powerful sorceress, a Snape-like potions master, Hagrid-like giants, and cloaked and masked figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor. Note: The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry's adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art in the museum. Kids must be accompanied by adults. Advance purchase is required at Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

Egon Schiele's Expressive Hands - Children's Museum of the Arts
March 24, 2012 - SoHo

This workshop takes inspiration from Schiele's drawings of hands. You will be encouraged to create expressive hand models with stick, paper, and plaster strips.

Story Time and Signing: 'Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet' - Barnes & Noble Tribeca
March 24, 2012 - Tribeca

Join author Jane O'Connor as she reads from and signs copies of her new children's book.

The Rewind Show - Highline Ballroom
March 24, 2012 -

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

Dave Barnes - Andrew Ripp - Highline Ballroom
March 24, 2012 -

Starting out by crisscrossing the country and selling vanloads of two independent albums -- Brother, Bring The Sun (2004) and Chasing Mississippi (2006) -- Dave Barnes had landed songs on television and in films and was well known to thousands who'd discovered his soulful, supple way with a melody, wrapping itself around a lyric that sneakily burrows under the skin. Those fans include Vince Gill, Amy Grant, and John Mayer, who said on his blog: "Go where this guy is taking you. My man's aim is true!" As an artist who embraces everything from Stevie Wonder to Steely Dan and seemingly everything in between, he creates music marked by both depth and groove -- songs that are both thought-provoking and dance-inspiring. Although Barnes is currently preparing to release his hotly-anticipated next album Stories to Tell (due out March 13th), it might surprise listeners to know that he never made a conscious decision to arrive where he is today. As he puts it, one thing just led to another, without much of a master plan. "I am thankful that many young singer-songwriters ask me, 'Dude, how did you do it? Give me the roadmap.' But the truth is, I don't know. I can't tell you that I've ever planned anything. And I like that, because it must mean I am meant to do this. Right?" Right.

Explore Cutting-Edge Art in Chelsea with a Gallery Insider - Meet outside Cookshop
March 24, 2012 - NY

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

Experience Homemade Infused Vodkas Russian Style - (actual address provided after booking)
March 24, 2012 - NY

- Host Alec Andronikov will show you how to experience vodka as the Russians intended - Taste a selection of freshly prepared flavored vodkas, chased with “zakuski” - Hear about Alec’s process for homemade vodka infusions and which flavors work best Leave your love for cocktails at the door. When it comes to vodka, Russians infuse and chase instead of mix and sip. Alec Andronikov has been perfecting his home-infused vodkas for over 15 years. A selection of vodkas from his personal collection will marinate for a week before being served to you, guaranteeing you taste only the freshest flavors as Alec discusses his passion for vodka and his process for infusing it. With Alec as your host, you’ll get a complete Russian drinking experience, which includes chasing your infused vodka with “zakuski” — a traditional Russian snack that is as essential to vodka as the shot glass it’s served in. Russians are smart about their vodka. Although snacks are part of their drinking experience, please arrive for this SideTour after a full meal.

'WILLY WONKA' - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
March 24, 2012 - Mamaroneck

The Westchester Sandbox Theatre presents its Theatre for Young Audiences production of "WILLY WONKA." Fun for the whole family, relive the story of Willy Wonka, his chocolate factory, and the kids with Golden Tickets. For tickets, call 914-630-0804.

The Werner Chamber Quartet - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
March 24, 2012 - New York City

The Werner Quartet resides in Montana when they are not somewhere else! Young musicians Andree, Mariel, Lucien, and Helene Werner are siblings in the Werner Quartet and are often traveling around the globe making music. Each member of the quartet has had the privilege of studying music with cellist Richard Aaron, and during the summer of 2011, Helene, Lucien, and Mariel will begin cello study with Hans Jensen. Each member of the quartet studies piano with pianist Brian Johnson, and is a distinguished participant in the Royal Conservatory of Music's piano program. The quartet has had private audiences with renowned cellists, Laszlo Varga, Michel Strauss of the Paris Conservatory, and Bernard Greenhouse. They have been enthusiastically received at Montana State University's Guest Artist and President's Fine Arts Series, by the Music Guild Series in Los Angeles, on National Public Radio's highly acclaimed program "From the Top," and as soloists with the Bozeman, Billings, and Great Falls Symphony Orchestras. During the summers, the quartet studies and performs at festivals abroad, including Peter de Grote Festival, La Ferme de Villefavard, and the Congress de Luthiers in France. When the Werner Quartet is at home, you can find them putting their musical talents to work for good causes. They are known to many in and around Montana for their contributions to important community organizations, including the Rescue Mission for the Homeless and the Wyoming Girls School. They share their music in support of the arts and education, and especially for organizations that encourage opportunities for young musicians. Tickets:

March 24, 2012 - Elmsford

Learn what the parts of the computer are and what they do. For Grades 6-12. Call 721-8224 to register.

China: Its History, Stories, Art, and Traditions - Somers Library
March 24, 2012 - Somers

This presentation focuses on Chinese history including a brief overview of key dynasties, classic stories, and fascinating characters from Chinese literature, classical Chinese dance (Shen Yun), and Chinese musical instruments. Learn how Shen Yun uses dance to express Chinese civilization and its values. Presented by Shen Yun Promotions International. Register online at or call 914-232-5717.

FREE Women's Safety Seminar - Tiger Schulmann's Mixed Martial Arts
March 24, 2012 - Mt. Kisco

Tiger Schulmann?s Mixed Martial Arts Center of Mount Kisco is collaborating with the Elizabeth Gabrielle Butler Angel Foundation (EGBAF) to host a free Women's Safety Seminar for women ages 15 and older. Joshu Larry Brynes will teach women how to protect themselves by using simple yet effective martial arts techniques and vital pro-active practices. This is a free seminar open to the public, but space is limited. To register, please call 914-244-0963 or email for more information. For more information about EGBAF or to make a donation please visit

Movies for Kids (And Their Families): Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - Jacob Burns Film Center
March 24, 2012 - Pleasantville

For many, this adaptation of the beloved book (with Gene Wilder as the eccentric Mr. Wonka) is the definitive one. Rated "G." 1971; 100 min.

Lucky Duck - The New Victory Theater
March 24, 2012 - Midtown

In this no-intermission, 75-minute production best for kids 4 to 8, doo-wopping ducks and other birdie beauties belt out show-stopping pop-soul numbers in exotic locales, like The Barnyard, The Forest, and New Duck City. Lucky Duck is a musical created by the Broadway team of Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls, Side Show), Bill Russell (Side Show), and Jeffrey Hatcher (Tuesdays with Morrie). With live musicians, clever lyrics and crisp choreography, this satirical, rags-to-runway musical created for young people puts a modern spin on classic musical theater. Lucky Duck is directed by Jeff Church, with book by Bill Russell and Jeffrey Hatcher, music by Henry Krieger and lyrics by Bill Russell. Music direction is by Anthony T. Edwards, orchestrations are by Harold Wheeler, choreography is by Ernie Dolan, set design is by Ryan J. Zirngibl, costume design is by Georgianna Buchanan, lighting design is by Jarrett Bertoncin, and sound design is by David Kiehl. The Lucky Duck cast includes Seth Golay, Jennie Greenberry, Katie Karel, Greg Krumins, Tosin Morohunfola, Kip Niven, Tim Scott, Emily Shackelford, Julie Shaw, and Francisco "Pancho Javier" Villegas. Tickets for Lucky Duck cost $38, $28, $18, and $14, based on seat locations.

Kids' Shabbat ('Junior Junior Congregation') - New City Jewish Center
March 24, 2012 - New City

Each Saturday during the school year, the synagogue hosts a kid- friendly Shabbat program led by preschool teacher and educator, Marilyn Soffer. Jr. Jr. kids can sing Shabbat songs, talk about the Torah portion of the week, eat a Shabbat snack, lead the rest of the congregation in Adon Olam. For more information, call 638-9600 or email

Franco De Vita - Radio City Music Hall
March 24, 2012 -

Radio City Music Hall welcomes Franco De Vita on Saturday March 24 @ 8PM.

Special Needs Expo sponsored by TPSLD and The Kennedy Center - Trumbull Library
March 24, 2012 - Trumbull

The Expo highlights services and recreational activities that benefit special needs children, adults and their families. Trumbull Parents of Students with Learning Differences realizes how precious time is to the parents and caregivers of this population and has assembled some of the best in our area to assist them in finding the correct providers/ activities to suit their needs.

See the Metropolitan Museum of Art from an Artist’s Perspective - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 24, 2012 - NY

- Host Mark Venaglia is an artist with work in corporate and private collections worldwide - Explore the galleries of The Met, complimented with Mark’s unique insights - Hear the initial controversies that surrounded some of today’s most beloved works of art - Join Mark for coffee or a cocktail afterwards to debrief the experience The authentic edge of art exists within the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Combining the insights of an artist, art collector and museum curator, host Mark Venaglia will give you a unique perspective on the home of some of the world’s most sought-after works that were once the source of much controversy. Please cover admission prior to meeting Mark at the start of the SideTour. Pro tips: Don’t forget The Met’s “pay what you wish” option, and the Museum doesn’t accept laptops at coat check. March 24th: The Period Rooms at The Met from Eighteenth Century France and England often don’t get the credit they deserve for being the world’s first installation art. Get Mark’s contemporary redefinition that’ll show you how virtually every innovation found in galleries from Chelsea to Shanghai can trace their origins to Period Rooms throughout The Met. Discover the secrets of Louis XIV’s bedchamber, Frank Lloyd Wright’s documented affair, and American Victorian fascination with mysticism and Free Masonry.

'Recreational Options' Expo - Trumbull Library
March 24, 2012 - Trumbull

The Trumbull Library and TPSLD hosts this free expo featuring community programs and providers which are available to children and young adults who need a specialized program in order to participate fully and safely. More and more typical organizations are offering special programs designed with your child in mind to allow for an easy and casual environment. Contact Yolanda Soto at 203-450-2919, if you know of any organization or provider that would like to be featured. Space is limited, so call today.

Linden String Quartet - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
March 24, 2012 - Katonah

Presented in the Music Room of the Rosen House, but less formal than other concerts, Caramoor Classics are appropriate for families and include comments from the artists about the program. Sarah McElravy, violin; Catherine Cosbey, violin; Eric Wong, viola; Felix Umansky, cello. Program: Beethoven, Dvorak, and Bartok.

JCC DANCE SCHOOL & WESTCHESTER THEATRE of DANCE ANNUAL DANCE CONCERT featuring 'CINDERELLA' - JCC of Mid-Westchester/Bendheim Performing Arts Center
March 24, 2012 - Scarsdale

The performance features Cinderella with music by Sergei Prokofiev and choreography by Catherine Barribal. Also featured are additional selections in ballet, tap and hip hop. Appropriate for children ages 3 and older. Contact Jayne Santoro, Director, JCC Dance School: 472-3300 x320;

FLOS Sample Sale - FLOS SoHo
Through March 24, 2012 - New York City

FLOS, the renowned Italian lighting manufacturer, is offering a discount of up to 70% below retail price on trade show samples and refurbished items. The sample sale event will take place while supplies last at FLOS’s SoHo showroom on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24. Discounted items include the Arco (display unit), originally $3,370, now $990; the Skygarden (refurbished), originally $2,490, now $1,245; the Kelvin LED (refurbished), originally $495, now $245 and the Battery Spot, originally $200, now $60.

Grandma's Chocolate Cake Story Telling Event and Book Signing - Common Grounds Cafe
March 24, 2012 - Bed-Stuy

Story telling event with author Kimberly Wallace. Chilren of all ages invited to attend. The author will be available to sign books and answer questions about her top selling childrens book.

15th Annual USA Memory Championship - Con Edison Grand Auditorium
March 24, 2012 - Union Square

At the USA Memory Championship, "Mental Athletes" from around the country compete in brain-breaking events including the memorization of: a string of 500 random digits, two decks of shuffled cards, 99 names and faces, an unpublished poem with all its punctuation, and more. The winner will represent the United States of America at the World Memory Championships in 2012.

Third Annual Allstate Life Insurance(SM) New York 13.1 Marathon® at Flushing Meadows Corona Park - Flushing Meadows Corona Park
March 24, 2012 - Flushing

Thousands of runners will make Flushing Meadows Corona Park the center of the New York road racing universe on Saturday, March 24, as the nationwide Allstate Life InsuranceSM 13.1 Marathon® Series returns to beautiful Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the third straight year with the Allstate Life Insurance New York 13.1 Marathon®. The event will again be accompanied by the Karhu 5K race, providing opportunities for serious runners as well as newcomers to the sport for a fun-filled day in the shadows of the USTA National Tennis Center, New York Hall of Science, the Queens Wildlife Center and the Unisphere. Post-race party follows with free beverages and a disco party. Registration is currently open at

15th Annual USA Memory Championship - Con Edison Grand Auditorium
March 24, 2012 - Manhattan

15th Annual USA Memory Championship Hosted By Dottino Consulting Group. NYC – Saturday, March 24th, 2012. When: Starts - Saturday, March 24, 2012 8:30 AM Ends - Saturday, March 24, 2012, 05:00 PM Where: Con Edison Grand Auditorium 4 Irving Place (14th Street) New York, NY, USA “The Olympics of the Mind” At the USA Memory Championship, “Mental Athletes” from around the country compete in brain-breaking events including the memorization of: a string of 500 random digits, two decks of shuffled cards, 99 names and faces, an unpublished poem with all its punctuation, and more. The winner will represent the United States of America at the World Memory Championships in 2012. Contestants may register now at: (Registration closes Friday March 9th, but places are limited - act today!) First-timers welcome, no pre-qualification necessary, Must be U.S citizen or have a Green Card. Competitor Entry Fee: Ages 22 and up: $25 Ages 12-21: Free Spectators Welcome - Free Admission For more information:

March 24, 2012 - New York

The United War Veterans Council invites veterans, families and friends to reunite at Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day, Saturday, March 24, 12:00 Noon at the Vietnam Memorial Plaza, 55 Water Street by South Street and the East River, Manhattan. The ceremony will honor New Yorkers lost during the Vietnam War and since September 11th, 2001. Vietnam Medal of Honor Recipient Paul Bucha, Vietnam Veterans of America National President John Rowan and hundreds in attendance will share their message of sacrifice and recognition to Gold Star Family Members—families who have lost a member during service. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information call: (212)-843-9272

The Hunger Games Movie Release Celebration - The Scholastic Store
March 24, 2012 - SoHo

Happy Hunger Games! The Hunger Games movie debuts March 23 and The Scholastic Store is having a Capitol-sized Celebration. Join the competition at any of the Tribute Training stations, where you'll learn vital skills for competing in the Games. Be sure to stop by the camouflage station for an airbrushed Mockingjay tattoo, plus, meet fellow super-fans and face other tributes in a battle of The Hunger Games trilogy trivia!

Pinocchio - Vanderbilt Mansion Carriage House
March 24, 2012 - Centerport

This audience-participation performance follows the adventures of Pinocchio and his quest to change from a puppet to a real boy. Call for reservations.

Free Week - Kidberry
March 24, 2012 - Harlem

Enjoy free demo classes the week before Kidberry's spring session begins on April 1. Classes offered this spring include Music Together, My Mini School, Creative Ballet, Hippitee Hop, Twos on Their Toes, Lango Spanish and Mandarin, Sing & Sign, and Little Berry Atelier. Visit to sign up for free class demos. Demo cla

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