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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on November 26

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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, November 26, 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 November 26. 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.

Princess Tea Party - Ballet Long Island
Through November 26, 2011 - Ronkonkoma

Cinderella, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, Santa and more perform live on stage. After the performance join the Princesses and their friends for a Tea Party with cupcakes .

Farmer's Market - Larchmont
November 26, 2011 - Larchmont

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Bilingual Storytime en Espanol - Barnes & Noble City Center
November 26, 2011 - White Plains

Libros para ninos! Bring the kids for bilingual Spanish Storytime.

2011 Westchester Teen Idol - Irvington Town Hall Theater
November 26, 2011 - Irvington

A singing competition for teens between 13 and 19 years old. The 25 finalists from the September auditions compete in a final live concert, featuring celebrity judges, cash prizes, and an exciting evening of the top singers from the Tri-State area. Snow Date: Sunday, November 27 at 7:30pm.

TWILIGHT TOURS - Boscobel
November 26, 2011 - Garrison

Elegantly decorated for receiving visitors, Boscobel House will be awash in the soft glow of candlelight for tours guided by docents in period costumes. Learn about 19th Century entertaining customs in an enchanting atmosphere. Cider & cookies served. Three tours per evening. Space limited-advance ticket purchase strongly recommended.

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 26, 2011 -

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".

Dickens' Christmas Carol - Philipsburg Manor/Old Dutch Church
November 26, 2011 - Sleepy Hollow

Nestle in to the cozy confines of the Old Dutch Church and let master storyteller Jonathan Kruk, complete with musical accompaniment, regale you with his adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. Afterwards, enjoy complimentary hot chocolate, cider, and cookies at Philipsburg Manor. Buy advance tickets online at www.hudsonvalley.org or call 914-631-8200.

Hike off the Turkey - Teatown Lake Reservation
November 26, 2011 - Ossining

Pack a lunch of leftovers and hike with a Teatown educator on the Croft Trail into the Back Forty - a good way to stretch the legs and work off some extra Thanksgiving pounds. Note: this program is for adults only. RSVP required at x110.

"THE NEW NUTCRACKER" BY NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET - Paramount Center for the Arts
November 26, 2011 - Peekskill

New York Theatre Ballet, a New York City-based company, presents a new, hour-long production of the enchanting holiday ballet.

Toy Time - White Plains Public Library
November 26, 2011 - White Plains

Today: Dinosaurs. Parents and children enjoy creative, imaginary play with the library's collection of dinosaurs. Location: Story Trove.

Willy Wonka - Yorktown Stage
November 26, 2011 - Yorktown Heights

The family favorite about an eccentric candy maker, an exciting contest, a misbehaving group of children, and the poor, but deserving boy who ultimately triumphs.

Pink Ribbon Yoga - Hudson Yoga
November 26, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

Free classes instructed by a rotation of teachers include yoga, movement, and meditation, offered to breast cancer survivors and those seeking a holistic and supportive environment for healing. Ongoing Sundays.

Rodelinda - Metropolitan Opera
November 26, 2011 -

Sensational in the 2004 Met premiere of Stephen Wadsworth's much-heralded production, Renée Fleming reprises the title role. She's joined by Stephanie Blythe and countertenor Andreas Scholl, and Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.

Satyagraha - Metropolitan Opera
November 26, 2011 -

The Met's visually extravagant production is back for an encore engagement. Richard Croft once again is Gandhi in Philip Glass's unforgettable opera, which the Washington Post calls "a profound and beautiful work of theater."

College Hockey - Boston University vs. Cornell - Madison Square Garden
November 26, 2011 -

After following the sold-out tradition of 2007 and 2009, an old rivalry reignites again this coming Thanksgiving weekend as the Boston University Terriers hit the ice against the Big Red of Cornell University in a non conference NCAA Division I men's ice hockey match-up at New York City's Madison Square Garden!

Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven - New York Philharmonic
Through November 26, 2011 -

Saturday Matinee: Schubert, Bach, and Mozart - New York Philharmonic
November 26, 2011 -

A Prairie Home Companion With Garrison Keillor - The Town Hall
November 26, 2011 -

Today, A Prairie Home Companion is heard by more than 4 million listeners each week on some 590 public radio stations, and abroad on America One and the Armed Forces Networks in Europe and the Far East. Join host Garrison Keillor -- Guy Noir, Dusty and Lefty, and the News from Lake Wobegon -- as PHC returns to The Town Hall stage.

Holiday 'Open Days' - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
November 26, 2011 - Cornwall

Stop by the nature center for this popular, annual program. Throughout the weekend, children can "Meet the Animals" at 1pm and again at 2:30pm and there will be crafts for kids.

Seasonal Scavenger Hunt - Tenafly Nature Center
November 26, 2011 - Tenafly

Families will get a set of clues to help solve nature riddles along the trails at the Nature Center. Participants need to work as a team to complete the hunt and get their prize. In case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled. Pre-registration is requested.

Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show - Westchester County Center
November 26, 2011 - White Plains

Over 100 dealer booths including stamps, coins, and postcards.

Secrets of Circles: Dream Catchers - Brooklyn Children's Museum
November 26, 2011 - Crown Heights

Explore the origin of circular Native American dream catchers and the power they hold. Students will also explore artifacts from the Museum's collection, participate in an interactive storytelling exercise, and make their own Dream Catcher to take home.

Secrets of Circles: Dream Catchers - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through November 26, 2011 - Crown Heights

Explore the origin of circular Native American dream catchers and the power they hold. Students will also explore artifacts from the Museum's collection, participate in an interactive storytelling exercise, and make their own Dream Catcher to take home!

Secrets of Circles: Dream Catchers - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through November 26, 2011 - Crown Heights

Explore the origin of circular Native American dream catchers and the power they hold. Students will also explore artifacts from the Museum's collection, participate in an interactive storytelling exercise, and make their own Dream Catcher to take home!

Secrets of Circles: Dream Catchers - Brooklyn Children's Museum
November 26, 2011 - Crown Heights

Explore the origin of circular Native American dream catchers and the power they hold. Students will also explore artifacts from the Museum's collection, participate in an interactive storytelling exercise, and make their own Dream Catcher to take home!

Miles of Tiles - New York Transit Museum
November 26, 2011 - Brooklyn

Use colorful glass tiles to craft your own mosaic.

Holiday Weekend Event - Wee Play
November 26, 2011 - Nanuet

Give your kids a break from holiday shopping over the Thanksgiving weekend and bring them to Wee Play, where instructors from MusicClasses4Kids will be on hand to demonstrate their programs. After the special presentation, children are welcome to stay to use the facilities at Wee Play.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
November 26, 2011 - 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.

Bedford Turkey Trot - Bedford Village Memorial Park
November 26, 2011 - Bedford

A 5k run through Bedford Village, followed by a Fun Run after the 5k. No baby strollers/joggers, rollerblades, or dogs.

Bergen County Players Presents Sleeping Beauty - Little Firehouse Theater
November 26, 2011 - Oradell

This "Prince Street Players version" of the classic fairy tale follows a young princess who is cursed by a wicked fairy to die after pricking her finger on a spinning wheel's spindle. The curse is partially abated when a Fairy Godmother proclaims the princess will sleep for 100 years until awakened by a prince. Following the show, children can meet the cast. Show runs through December 18.

Wolves of North America - Wolf Conservation Center
Through November 26, 2011 - South Salem

Learn about the mythology, biology, and ecology of wolf families and discover why the fall is such a magical time for packs in North America. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa and Zephyr as well as the WCCs endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required. November 12,13, 20, 25 and 26.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
November 26, 2011 - Staten Island

Using Shells and other Found Objects, create one of a kind Prints.

An Evening With Andre Rieu featuring the Johann Strauss Orchestra - Nassau Coliseum
November 26, 2011 - Uniondale

Maestro Rieu conducts his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra and plays his world-famous Stradivarius violin to create a celebratory atmosphere, where fans are encouraged to get out of their seats and waltz in the aisles.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
November 26, 2011 - Carroll Gardens

Play Connect 4, Chutes & Ladders, & Scrabble.

Board Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
November 26, 2011 - Carroll Gardens

Play Connect 4, Chutes & Ladders, & Scrabble.

Hands-on Heritage Crafts - Van Cortlandt Manor
November 26, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

Historic tasks and crafts: make your own candles, sew a medicine bag and fill it with dried botanicals, operate the blacksmith's bellows, take part in spinning, weaving, coopering, tinsmithing, hewing wood, quilting, open-hearth cooking, butter churning, cheese-making, and more.

The Great Turkey Walk-Off - Cranberry Lake Preserve
November 26, 2011 - North White Plains

Too much pumpkin pie on Thursday? Feeling a little sluggish? Make this post-feast hike part of your annual tradition and your pants will be on the way to fitting again.

Thanksgiving Weekend Waddle - New Canaan Nature Center
November 26, 2011 - New Canaan

Bring the family for a Discovery Walk with naturalists and get a sneak peek of how nature is preparing for winter. Then, warm up with hot cocoa at the Sugar House.

'Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical' - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
November 26, 2011 - Manhattan

Based on the book "Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale" by Mo Willems, this musical presents the story of a little girl, her daddy, and her favorite stuffed animal. A simple trip to the laundromat turns into a heart-wrenching look at family dynamics, love, loss, and parenting - all through catchy songs, delightful staging, and a few charming surprises.

Native American Days at the Museum - Pequot Museum
Through November 26, 2011 - Mashantucket

Celebrate Native American heritage, art, and culture; make corn husk figures, petroglyph pendants, or pinch pots. Hear Native stories by Trudie Lamb Richmond and meet Native artists as they demonstrate and sell their work.

Public Marine-Biology Programs - Maritime Aquarium
November 26, 2011 - Norwalk

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

Family Art Project: Harvest Time Hangings - Wave Hill
November 26, 2011 - Bronx

Help your kids get artistic with the nature this fall with a festive art project at Wave Hill. Gather colorful leaves, pine cones, pods, and seed heads. Then, weave them together with other materials from gardens and meadows to create a decorative wall hanging that celebrates the bounty and beauty of the season.

Claymation Workshop - Museum of the Moving Image
November 26, 2011 - Astoria

The Museum of the Moving Image is teach kids claymation techniques. Children create their own three-dimensional characters from clay, then animate them using the same technique used to create popular animated films like those in the Wallace and Gromit series.

Otter's Jug-Band Christmas - Museum of the Moving Image
November 26, 2011 - Astoria

Jim Henson's Otter's Jug-Band Christmas is a beloved television special for kids and families that tells the story of Ma Otter and her son Emmet. Both mother and son secretly enter a talent contest to win money for each other's Christmas presents. Also see outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage.

Fantasia - Museum of the Moving Image
November 26, 2011 - Astoria

Come to the Museum of the Moving Image to share the classic Walt Disney movie, Fantasia, with your kids. When Walt Disney put it all on the line for this passion project combining his love of cartoons and classical music, it baffled many in its day. Now, Fantasia is one of the most beloved, influential films of all time.

Calpulli Danza Mexicana Performs - Queens Theatre
November 26, 2011 - Flushing

Calpulli Danza Mexicana returns to Queens Theatre with a brand new program dedicated to Mexican traditions. The new show will include a stronger contemporary dance influence in addition to the same emphasis on theatrical performances and cultural expression as in years past. The dance show will wow the young and old members of your family alike.

DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Jr. - CM Performing Arts
November 26, 2011 - Oakdale

In this tale as old as time, the beast must learn to love in order to break a spell cast on him and his castle.

Guild Hall presents The Paper Bag Players: Laugh, Laugh, Laugh! - Guild Hall
November 26, 2011 - East Hampton

The Paper Bag Players return to Guild Hall in an all new show with stories, sing-along songs and the familiar Paper Bag sets and costumes. Tickets can be purchased online at www.GuildHall.org or at www.theatermania.com or by calling 1-866-811-4111.

Barnaby Saves Christmas - Theatre Three
November 26, 2011 - Port Jefferson

Join Santa, Barnaby, Franklynne and all of their friends as the littlest elf and his reindeer friend set off on their journey to save Christmas. They meet some new friends along the way and learn the true meaning of Christmas, Hanukkah and the holiday season.

1863 Long Island Thanksgiving Holiday Preparations - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
November 26, 2011 - Old Bethpage

In November 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the first official national holiday of Thanksgiving Day. In keeping with that tradition, old-fashioned wood burning stoves, beehive ovens and hearths will be fired up to prepare a variety of foods and baked goods, from 19th century recipes. Period historical fiddle music will entertain visitors each afternoon.

To Kill a Mockingbird - Bay Street Theatre
November 26, 2011 - Sag Harbor

Literature Live presents this classic tale of life in the South before the civil rights era. The production is designed specifically with middle and high school age students in mind.

Tree Trimming Event - Fire Island Lighthouse
November 26, 2011 - Fire Island

Kick off the holiday season by decorating the holiday tree. Bring a handmade ornament relating to the sea, nature or the Lighthouse to hang. Free hot chocolate and cookies.

Thanksgiving Weekend Evening Tower Tour - Fire Island Lighthouse
November 26, 2011 - Fire Island

Experience the Lighthouse at night while working off some of those holiday calories. Catch the sunset at 4:28pm. Reservations Required.

Annie Jr. - Studio Theatre
November 26, 2011 - Lindenhurst

One of the most successful musicals of all times, this is the tale of Annie's adventures, her encounters with the wicked Miss Hannigan and her escape from the orphanage to a new life with Daddy Warbucks.

Lighting the Lighthouse - Montauk Lighthouse
November 26, 2011 - Montauk

The celebration includes holiday music and caroling and an appearance by Santa. The lights are turned on by a special guest and remain on every night until Sunday, January 1, 2012.(Rain Date: December 3rd)

Paper Bag Dragon Workshop - Guild Hall
November 26, 2011 - East Hamtpon

Kids can visit on Thanksgiving weekend and make a paper bag creation in honor of the live performance by The Paper Bag Players.

Barnaby Saves Christmas - Theatre Three
November 26, 2011 - Port Jefferson

Barnaby, the elf, is ready to save Christmas. S.B. Dombelbury has set out to ruin Christmas for everyone, but Barnaby, with the help of his reindeer friend, Franklynne, will prove that they are not too small to help Santa. The show runs through December 27.

Thanksgiving Weekend Family Stories - New-York Historical Society
November 26, 2011 - Upper West Side

Bring your favorite family story and record it, against a historic background, to take home as a treasured memento. A master storyteller will provide tips and cues to help you make a great presentation and share some stories about important families in history. Attendees will tour the new DiMenna Children's History Museum and end the program in the Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library, where they'll make their storytelling debut.

Chinese Theatre Works presents 'Hao Bang Ya, Zodiac!' - Long Island Children's Museum
November 26, 2011 - Garden City

"Hao Bang Ya" is a common Chinese expression meaning "Great!" or "Well done!" This show is a fundraiser and features a jolly selection of puppet vignettes; many based on popular songs and or well-known Chinese sayings. While some parts of the program are performed in Chinese, all include English explanations. Sing-alongs, audience participation and hands-on demonstrations make it fun for all audience members.

Veggie Volume - Long Island Children's Museum
November 26, 2011 - Garden City

This educational workshop was inspired by the famous Vienna Vegetable Orchestra. Learn how to shape a variety of musical instruments using carrots, cucumbers, peppers, eggplants and beans as you play along in your own vegetable symphony.

�How I Became a Pirate� - The ShowPlace at Bellmore Movies
November 26, 2011 - Bellmore

Young Jeremy Jacob is digging in the sand at North Beach when he is greeted by Captain Braid Beard and his mates, and is recruited to help find the perfect digging spot for their treasure. Find out what happens when he meets the pirates.

Healthy Holiday Cooking with Shannon Seip - Children's Museum of Manhattan
November 26, 2011 - Upper West Side

Shannon Seip, founder of Bean Sprouts children's cafe and cooking school and author of "Bean Appetit: Hip & Healthy Ways to Have Fun with Food," will engage families in hands-on cooking demos of some playful, healthy recipes and share tips that encourage youngsters to try new tastes.

Live Animal Visit - Post-Pig-Out Pig-In! - Chappaqua Public Library
November 26, 2011 - Chappaqua

A live, large, book-loving pig visits the library! All ages with an adult. Registration requested.

Family Fiesta - Toloache 82
November 26, 2011 - Upper East Side

This family event, held in the Mexican bistro's private dining room, features interactive, kid-friendly activities that play off of the Mexican-inspired, kid-approved theme of the month.

Saturday Night Grooves - Playland Ice Casino
November 26, 2011 - Rye

Skate to the sounds of the '70s, '80s, '90s, and today. November 5, 12, 19, and 26.

Supper with Santa - Historic Richmond Town
November 26, 2011 - Staten Island

Children will visit with Santa, and be entertained by a popular children’s magician. Dinner will be pasta and salad. Prepaid reservations required.

Thanksgiving Weekend Cruises - Spirit Cruises
November 26, 2011 - New York

Let Spirit handle the food and the dishes this year! Celebrate the holiday with friends, family and out of town guests aboard these Thanksgiving Weekend cruises.

Lantern Light Tours - Mystic Seaport
November 26, 2011 - Mystic

This guided tour travels back in time to tell the story of the Cady family's efforts to prove that love and kindness matter more than gold, and that, if you believe hard enough, miracles really do happen.

Long Island Singles SECRET MINGLE - TBA-Nassau/Suffolk TBA, NY 11747
November 26, 2011 - NY

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Jimi Hendrix 69th Birthday Tribute - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 26, 2011 - New York

Jimi Hendrix documentary filmmaker and promoter David Kramer returns to B.B. King Blues Club & Grill to present his sixth annual Jimi Hendrix Birthday Tribute Concert and CD release party for Ducks Can Groove. It's hard to believe Jimi Hendrix would have been 69 years old this year!

'Fantastic Mr. Fox' Screening - Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
November 26, 2011 - Manhattan

Using stop-motion animation, director Wes Anderson cleverly and stylishly reimagines the story of a family of foxes and its mischievous patriarch. This film features the voices of George Clooney and Meryl Street. Visitors to the Film Center can also stop by Indie Food and Wine before or after the film for an afternoon treat like the "indie lunch box," a meal that features a New York State cheddar grilled cheese sandwich on multi-grain bread with an apple and house-made hot chocolate ($6).

A Wonderful Life - John w. Engeman Theatre
November 26, 2011 - Northport

Frank Capra's iconic film comes to the stage. George Bailey desire to see the world is stymied by his loyalty to the family business. Eventually he learns the true meaning of friendship, community and love and that the good guy eventually prevails.

Urban Ballet Theater Presents 'Nutcracker in the Lower 2011' - Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement
November 26, 2011 - Lower East Side

The show twists the classic story of Clara and her magical adventures to reflect Manhattan's cultural diversity. The party scene, traditionally depicted as an opulent 19th-century ball, becomes a holiday salsa fiesta. The battle scene can easily be imagined in a crumbling subway station as gigantic mice and crisp toy soldiers wage war over the heroine's fate. Classical ballet retains the traditional grace of the delicate "Snow Pas de Deux" and "Waltz of the Flowers." The Cavalier and Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy is a romantic interpretation of Clara's idealized family. Clara's journey through these tableaux echo the audience's own experience through this new interpretation. Tchaikovsky's original score remains largely intact throughout the ballet, injected with the baselines of hip-hop and the burnished cante of flamenco.

THE CONCERT FOR BANGLADESH 40-Year Anniversary Show WONDEROUS STORIES - Highline Ballroom
November 26, 2011 -

Wonderous Stories will celebrate the 40th anniversary of George Harrison's "Concert for Bangladesh" with an all-star big band performance of the album in its entirety. The show was performed three times previously at the famous B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square with capacity crowds. In those years special guests have included members and former members of the Alan Parsons Project, Vanilla Fudge, The Hooters, Zebra, Tower of Power, Ted Nugent, Dire Straits, and much more. We have also had people who were behind the scenes at the original 1971 Bangladesh show and special guest promoter Sid Bernstein (Beatles at Shea). Plans are already in the works to make this one the most memorable concerts of them all with very special guests to be announced and added to the show as we get closer. We already have many of the performers confirmed from the bands mentioned above and are ready to add some notable national performers! Sit back and enjoy the massive Wall of Sound as we present the "Concert for Bangladesh" plus extra songs performed by our guests who made them famous! Moneys from this show will be donated to the cancer society in the memory of George Harrison, who died of cancer in 2002. Wonderous Stories has become the band that people say can play anything. They are no strangers to playing complete renditions of classic albums. The band consists of Kenny Forgione, Tommy Williams, Kevin McCann, Ricky Martinez, and Mark Bonder. They all sing and play multiple instruments. For three years in a row at B.B. King Blues Club they did a massive recreation of George Harrison's "Concert for Bangladesh." They have also done entire albums and album sides by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, Paul McCartney, and more.

Akim Funk Buddha Hip-Hop Holiday - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through November 26, 2011 -

Indonesian monkey chanting, Mongolian throat singing, and Balinese body popping are just a few of the things artist Akim Funk Buddha has embraced as a means of redefining hip-hop. For his latest Hip-Hop Holiday, Akim presents two nights of hip-hop wizardry. On Friday, he explores the art of the rhyme with the help of a DJ, two MCs, vocalists, dancers, and other special guests. Then, on Saturday, Funk Buddha takes the soul train global with a mash-up of traditional Asian and African music, rap, and more.

The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh - Movies for Kids And Their Families - Jacob Burns Film Center
November 26, 2011 - Pleasantville

A funny, endearing collection including "Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree," "Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day," and "Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too!". Rated "G". In celebration of the theater's anniversary, children's tickets to 12pm weekend kids' films are $1 until the end of 2011.

Festival of Trees - Cradle of Aviation
November 26, 2011 - Garden City

Stand in awe of 30 unique-themed decorated trees, about 400 mini-trees, over 100 gingerbread creations, entertainment from choral and dance groups. Santa is there to visit with kids. Lots of vendors, too. Top entertainers perform to benefit United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. and the Cradle of Aviation.

'Sound of Music' Singalong - Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
November 26, 2011 - Manhattan

Sing along to the well known soundtrack as you watch this classic film.

Holiday Storytime - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
November 26, 2011 - North Salem

Celebrate the December holidays with a wonderful selection of stories, and make a gingerbread man craft to take home. Fun for all ages.

90 Minute Open Bounce ( All ages) - BounceU-Farmingdale
November 26, 2011 - Farmingdale

Kids of all ages think our bounce parties are unbelievably cool, and most of them can't wait for their next trip to BounceU. With our All-Ages Open Bounce sessions, they won't need a special occasion to enjoy incredible inflatables, exciting games, and non-stop fun.

Sha Sha the Clown - My Sweet Pea Inc.
November 26, 2011 - New City

Come Visit Sha Sha the Clown at My Sweet Pea Inc., a new boutique in New City for babies and toddlers. Let your toddler have fun while you shop for gifts, accessories, personalized party favors, and more.

Alley Pond Adventure Course - Alley Pond Park Adventure Center
Through November 27, 2011 - Glen Oaks

Bring the family out for a fun and challenging activity every Sunday at the largest ropes course in the tri-state area. These programs foster trust, problem solving, and team building while providing outdoor recreational fun. Open to families and individuals ages 8 and above. Please arrive half an hour before each session to register, and bring a valid photo ID. Open-toe shoes are not permitted.

Thanksgiving Weekend - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through November 27, 2011 - Bridgeport

Forget Black Friday! Come visit our animals and do some early shopping in the gift shop while you’re at it! Come to the Zoo Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend and get $1 off every admission. NOTE: This offer may not be combined with other promotional offers. The Zoo will be open for half days on the day BEFORE Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. The last visitor will be admitted at Noon and the doors will close at 1:00 pm. We are CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Finding Yggdrassil: Portraits of Trees by Anders Knutsson - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through November 27, 2011 -

Throughout history, the tree has played a central role in the imagination and spirituality of human culture, representing life, sustenance, beauty, strength, age, and nature itself. In this exhibit, artist Anders Knutsson pays tribute to this enduring symbol with his portraits of trees of the world, including gems among BBG's collections.

My Fair Lady - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through November 27, 2011 - Elmsford

Perhaps the most popular musical of the 1950s, "My Fair Lady" is based on George Bernard Shaw's classic play "Pygmalion." The story revolves around Eliza Doolittle, a coarse peddler of flowers in Covent Garden who agrees to take speech lessons from phonetician Henry Higgins in order to fulfill her dream of working in a flower shop.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet - Joyce Theater
Through November 27, 2011 -

"Fabulous bodies doing fabulous things," says The New York Times about Complexions. The company's Joyce fall season showcases a world premiere created by Dwight Rhoden to pay tribute to co-Artistic Director Desmond Richardson, who has announced that 2011-2012 will be his final year as a touring performer with Complexions. The work will be performed by Richardson to a commissioned score by the sensational jazz composer and pianist Eric Lewis. Also on the program—another new work by Dwight Rhoden set to the music of hot contemporary artists like Adele, Duffy, and Kings of Leon, as well as audience favorites, including Moon Over Jupiter and Moody Booty Blues.

Winter on a Flatbush Farm - Lefferts Historic House
Through November 27, 2011 - Flatbush

Get ready for winter as they did in the 19th century farming village of Flatbush. Kids learn how to make candles, start a patchwork quilt, and preserve food for the coming months. Watch flax be spun into thread and enjoy Dutch treats made at our open hearth from a Lefferts family recipe.

Winter on a Flatbush Farm - Lefferts Historic House
Through November 27, 2011 - Flatbush

Get ready for winter as they did in the 19th century farming village of Flatbush. Kids learn how to make candles, start a patchwork quilt, and preserve food for the coming months. Watch flax be spun into thread and enjoy Dutch treats made at our open hearth from a Lefferts family recipe.

Nick Griffin - Gotham Comedy Club
Through November 27, 2011 - Manhattan

Nick Griffin started his stand up career in Kansas City at the age of nineteen. By the time he graduated from college three years later, he was working full time all across the country. He moved to New York City in 1990 cutting his teeth on midnight shows in Greenwich Village. He was poor and alone but getting funnier and funnier. Eventually he relocated to Los Angeles and quickly became a regular at the world famous Improv and The Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach. During this time, he appeared on a handful of television shows including A and E's An Evening at the Improv and Comedy on the Road. He also began writing for television. Nick was a staff writer on the Keenen Ivory Wayans Show in 1996. And later a head writer for the Bobby Slayton/Sue Murphy radio show. But his first love was always stand up comedy. In 1998 he was invited to take part in the New Faces show at The HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. That same year he made his network television debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, as well as Comedy Central's Premium Blend. Nick has made multiple appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. Lat year Nick taped his own Comedy Central Presents, which is airing this Spring. He now headlines America's best comedy clubs and is a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio's The Bob and Tom Show. Nick is still alone, but still getting funnier with each passing day. (Why screw up a good formula, right?) His comedy is personal, precise and powerful. It's true.

Thanksgiving Weekend Family Stories - New-York Historical Society
Through November 27, 2011 - Upper West Side

Free with Family Membership or daily admission. 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Bring your video camera and prepare for posterity! Thanksgiving is about families and every family has stories. Bring your favorite family story to share and then record it to take home as a treasured memento. We'll set the stage and provide a historic background for your tales. A master storyteller will provide tips and cues to help you make a great presentation and share some stories about important families in history. You'll tour the DiMenna Children's History Museum to learn more about these folks and end your program in the Barbara K. Lipman Children's History Library to make your storytelling debut.

The Little Red Hen by Rosy Puppets - White Plains Public Library
Through November 27, 2011 - White Plains

This hand puppet show for ages 3 and up is the classic tale about the industrious hen and her lazy housemates. Limited seating. Tickets distributed a half hour before the show.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
Through November 27, 2011 - South Salem

An introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa and Zephyr, as well as endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Pre-registration required. November 6, 11, 19, 25, 26, and 27.

Thanksgiving Weekend Cruises - Spirit of New York
Through November 27, 2011 - New York

Let Spirit handle the food and the dishes this year! Celebrate the holiday with friends, family and out of town guests aboard these Thanksgiving Weekend cruises. Thanksgiving Weekend Cruises departing from Chelsea Piers, NY Thursday, November 24th Late Lunch Cruise; Dinner Cruise. Saturday, November 26th Lunch Cruise; Dinner Cruise. Sunday, November 27th Dinner Cruise

Thanksgiving Weekend - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Through November 27, 2011 - Bridgeport

Forget Black Friday. Come visit the animals and do some early shopping in the gift shop. Come to the Zoo Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend and get $1 off every admission. NOTE: This offer may not be combined with other promotional offers. The Zoo is open for half days on the day BEFORE Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. The last visitor will be admitted at Noon and the doors will close at 1 pm.

Thanksgiving Weekend Cruises - Bateaux New York
Through November 27, 2011 - New York

This year celebrate your Thanksgiving holiday aboard Bateaux! You’ve never seen New York’s world-renowned skyline quite like this. The most up-close views, separated only by glass windows and water. An elegant experience of creative plated dining prepared fresh onboard daily. Sophisticated live jazz for dancing. Outstanding service. All aboard our European-inspired Bateaux New York. You can be certain our magnificent all-glass vessel will leave a lasting impression. 2012 Thanksgiving Weekend Cruise Schedule Thursday, November 24th - Late Lunch Cruise | Dinner Cruise-The Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise Menu will Offer a Turkey selection for the holiday. Friday, November 25th - Dinner Cruise. Saturday, November 26th - Lunch Cruise. Sunday, November 27th - Dinner Cruise.

Ingres at the Morgan - Morgan Library & Museum
Through November 27, 2011 -

This selection of seventeen drawings by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780–1867) demonstrates the exceptional draftsmanship of one of the most renowned French artists of the nineteenth century.

The Cure - Beacon Theatre
Through November 27, 2011 - New York

Featuring THREE IMAGINARY BOYS (1979), SEVENTEEN SECONDS (1980) and FAITH (1981) played in their entirety. Due to overwhelming demand The Cure "REFLECTIONS" show - first experienced in the spring of 2011 at the Vivid Festival in Sydney - will be performed seven more times in November 2011. "REFLECTIONS" sees an evolving line up of band members past and present playing the first three Cure albums live in their entirety - from the punchy, offbeat, starkly unadorned songs of Three Imaginary Boys (1979), through the increasingly shadowy and quixotic pieces of Seventeen Seconds (1980), to the singular melancholic grandeur of Faith (1981) - in a truly extraordinary concert experience.

Nature Bugs - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through November 28, 2011 - Scarsdale

Children ages 2-5 meet a museum animal, hear a story, and do a craft or nature game. Ongoing Mondays, November 7,14,21,28.

Free Math Tutoring - Ossining Public Library
Through November 28, 2011 - Ossining

Students in grades 6 and up will demystify differential equations and tackle tricky trigonometry with certified math tutors. Please bring homework assignments and problem sets to each session. In the 2nd-floor conference room. Call x336 for more information. Mondays, November 7, 14, 21, 28.

Teacher in the Library - The Field Library
Through November 29, 2011 - Peekskill

Puzzled by a homework assignment? Only understand a fraction of your math? Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays, November 1-29.

Annual Marshlands Photography Exhibit - Marshlands Conservancy
Through November 30, 2011 - Rye

Photographs inspired by Marshlands. Weekends through November.

Critters, Crafts & Kids - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through November 30, 2011 - Scarsdale

Children ages 18 mos-5years enjoy fall days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories. Ongoing Wednesdays, November 2,9,16,23,30.

Toddler Art Adventures 18-36 Months - DUMBO Chabad
Through November 30, 2011 - DUMBO

Budding toddler artists will explore paint, crayons, oil pastels, collage materials, air-dry clay, and recycled sculpture in this process-oriented art class. Each class will feature a unique theme.

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through November 30, 2011 - Canarsie

Affected by or confronting autism? You are not alone. Share your experiences and support each other. While the support group is in session, parents/caregivers can bring their children and their siblings.

Mommy/Parent/Caregiver/Grandparents and Me Yoga - Namaste Yoga of Kensington
Through November 30, 2011 - Brooklyn

A great introduction to yoga for your toddler or pre-school-aged child.

Just Drop In! - Guggenheim Museum
Through November 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Explore exhibition highlights through creative, interactive projects led by museum educators. For families with children ages 3-10. To register, call 212-423-3587.

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through November 30, 2011 - New York

Sammie & Tudie, a duo that specializes in magic and clowning, now offer an interactive class for toddlers (and their caregivers) that includes storytelling, songs, activity play, and a little bit of magic. There will be a new theme each week that encourages socialization, creativity, imagination, and learning.

"Perfect Catch: A Throwmantic Comedy" - Canal Park Playhouse
Through November 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Jen and Michael are co-workers who appear to have nothing in common except a love of office pranks and a general distaste for each other. But these two cubicle-dwelling New Yorkers also share a secret that binds them together. This common spark ignites a love affair filled with circus, dance, music, juggling, and physical comedy. This show is part of Canal Park Playhouse's Classic Brunch Matinee series. Audience members can enjoy a selection of items from The Waffle Iron Cafe.

'The Little Rascals' - Canal Park Playhouse
Through November 30, 2011 - Tribeca

Screen three classic shorts from Our Gang, better known as The Little Rascals: "Waldo's Last Stand," "School's Out" (with Jackie Cooper) and "Our Gang Follies of 1938." Enjoy the exuberant shenanigans of Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, Darla, Froggie, and the rest of the gang. This show is part of Canal Park Playhouse's Classic Brunch Matinee series. Audience members can enjoy a selection of items from The Waffle Iron Cafe.

Turning Twenty: 20th Annual Quilt Show - Lefferts Historic House
Through November 30, 2011 - Brooklyn

Lefferts Historic House celebrates 20 years of quilt shows with a retrospective of previous year's quilts and a showcase of new quilting techniques.

Quilt Show Workshop - Lefferts Historic House
Through November 30, 2011 - Brooklyn

Learn how to make your own quilt! As part of the Annual Quilt Show, kids learn to quilt and see how this traditional American craft can be part of a modern life.

Quilt Show Workshop - Lefferts Historic House
Through November 30, 2011 - Brooklyn

Learn how to make your own quilt! As part of the Annual Quilt Show, kids learn to quilt and see how this traditional American craft can be part of a modern life.

'S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical - Queens Theatre
Through November 30, 2011 - Flushing

Five mini-musicals take audiences on an all-singing, all-dancing ride to the places and times that made the Gershwins the a successful songwriting team. Featuring more than 40 classic hits including "I Got Rhythm," "Someone To Watch Over Me," and "They Can't Take That Away From Me," 'S Wonderful will have your family tapping their toes to the rhythms of George and Ira Gershwin.

Gallery Tours - Wave Hill
Through November 30, 2011 - Bronx

Come to Wave Hill in the Bronx to see the Hive Culture: Captivated by the Honeybee exhibit. Join an exhibition interpreter for one of our regularly scheduled gallery tours. Through painting, sculpture, photography and video, 18 artists share their fascination with honeybees, and in raising awareness of the importance of bees to nature, agriculture and environmental health. Also on view is an installation in Wave Hill's Sunroom Project Space: Sreshta Rit Premnath creates a pillbox containing a miniature garden of plants that are being contested by various "biopiracy" taskforces around the world. Tours take place Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the month.

Galli Theater Presents 'Hansel & Gretel' - National Comedy Theatre
Through November 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Hansel and Gretel are alone in the forest when they discover the famous Gingerbread House. Kids get to help them trick the wicked witch in this interactive and fun show. Saturday performances are followed by an acting workshop for kids.

Pilgrim Place 'Settlers' - Long Island Children's Museum
Through November 30, 2011 - Garden City

Can you picture yourself at the table with the Pilgrims? Create a personalized Pilgrim napkin holder to claim your special spot at the Thanksgiving feast. Event runs through November 30, 2011.

19th Annual New York City Canstruction Competiton and Exhibition - World Financial Center
Through November 30, 2011 - Battery Park City

Canstruction is an international charity competition where architects, engineers, contractors, and students compete to design and build giant structures made entirely from full cans of food. More than 20 entries vie for awards in categories like Best Meal, Best Use of Labels, and Structural Ingenuity. In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, these sculptural works are on view throughout the World Financial Center. At the close of the exhibition, the sculptures will be dismantled and donated to City Harvest.

The Yak Packers: Early Childhood Art - Rubin Museum of Art
Through November 30, 2011 - Chelsea

Children ages 2-4 and their adult companions look, touch, and explore together, then create projects inspired by Himalayan art.

Drum Beats and Little Feet: Early Childhood Movement - Rubin Museum of Art
Through November 30, 2011 - Chelsea

Kids clap their hands, stomp their feet, look closely at works of art in the museum, and explore art through their bodies. Movement-based games and breathing exercises inspire excitement and tranquility while encouraging coordination, balance, visual literacy, and sense of rhythm.

Family Art Lab: Print, Print, Print! - Rubin Museum of Art
Through November 30, 2011 - Chelsea

Families will unwrap a traditional Tibetan book, learn how to block print, and design their own stamp to print on magnetic paper, fabric, or handmade paper - or bring your own clothing to print on.

New Parent Get-Togethers - 92nd Street Y
Through November 30, 2011 - Upper East Side

Led by 92Y Parenting Center director Sally Tannen and New York's top child psychologists and pediatricians, this drop-in weekly discussion group allows new parents to share experiences, learn from one another, and make friends. Infants welcome. Topics include When You've Had It! (11/2), Your Baby's Temperament (11/9), Can You Spoil Your Baby? (11/16), and Traveling with Baby (11/30).

Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through November 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Meet with other moms, babies, and a lactation specialist from the Parenting Center to discuss topics such as the emotional ups and downs of breastfeeding, what happens when your milk supply is weak, how to juggle breastfeeding and work, and whether and how to supplement.

Prenatal Yoga with Jessica Outlaw - Destination Maternity Flagship
Through November 30, 2011 - Manhattan

This class provides relief from the common discomforts of pregnancy and will help the mom-to-be adjust to her rapidly changing body. Yoga postures will strengthen the spine to counterbalance the growing abdomen, open the hips to prepare the body for labor and delivery, and empower her to face childbirth with confidence and courage. All levels welcome.

'Untapped!' - New Victory Theater
Through November 30, 2011 - Manhattan

In this eclectic mash-up of tap, acrobatics, funk, and rock, tap dancin' dudes from Down Under are joined by a bodacious beat-boxer and a live rock band, creating a concert-like vibe.

Building Back: 30 Years of Growth in New York City - Center for Architecture
Through November 30, 2011 - New York

Remember New York City 30 years ago? Think graffiti; soaring crime rates; burned out or abandoned buildings everywhere. A new word: "disinvestment." Recall the famous headline, "Ford to NYC: Drop Dead." Remember the oil crises that stalled our economy. The "homeless problem" seemed insurmountable. In 1981, we were just beginning to see the glimmers of a turnaround, but after nearly a decade of virtually no construction, the office and housing stock were inadequate to meet demand. Meanwhile, the new Reagan administration cut back funding to states and local communities. Clearly, change called for new approaches?and these became the hallmark of the city's recovery. The City found new ways to use its regulatory powers and its limited funds as seeds for change. State development, financing and operating agencies stepped in to meet the challenge, as well. At the same time a host of citizen-based parks conservancies, local development corporations, business improvement districts, and other non-profit groups organized to address problems on the ground. The result is what we see today: thriving neighborhoods, expanding commercial centers in all five boroughs, cleaner water and air, safe and beautiful parks, an accessible and exciting waterfront, and the bright lights of Times Square once again inviting us all to celebrate. This is a story of New York City moxie!

Pharma Exhibit at Cooper Union - Cooper Union
Through December 03, 2011 - New York

Graphic design in the pharmaceutical industry from the 1940’s to present day Free and Open to the Public WHAT: The Herb Lubalin Study Center at The Cooper Union examines the influence and impact of graphic design on the pharmaceutical industry in PHARMA, a new exhibit featuring original and rarely seen works by luminaries including Andy Warhol, Lester Beall, Will Burtin and Herb Lubalin. PHARMA’s exploration begins with the avant garde promotionals of the 1940’s, when a market need emerged to promote “miracle” drugs, such as Penicillin, to the medical industry. In a compelling and thought provoking way, PHARMA presents the relationship graphic design has had with the pharmaceutical industry ranging from the federal government’s increased regulations to new marketing tactics where the everyday consumer, not the doctor, is considered the target audience. While the exhibition provides examples of past and present, the public is encouraged to reflect and question how graphic design is used to market drugs and design has transformed these commodities into objects of desire. In addition to graphics, the show will feature: • the evolution of pharmaceutical marketing from early patent medicine promotionals to present day direct-to-consumer ads; • examples of prescription drug packaging; • the establishment of the FDA and increased regulations on drug marketing; • the advent of agencies specializing in pharmaceutical marketing and the use of common advertising techniques such as jingles and slogans to market drugs; and • how the ubiquity of pharmaceutical marketing cultivates the creation of spoofs, serves as source material for artists, and created a new niche of products such as "cosmeceuticals." WHEN: Opening reception: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 6-8pm Exhibition Dates: November 1-December 3, 2011 Exhibition Hours: Monday-Thursday 10-6, Saturday-Sunday 12-5, Closed: Fridays and November 24-27 WHERE: The Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Gallery (3rd Ave. b/w 6th and 7th Sts.), Lower Level 1, New York, NY 10003. Subways: Astor Place (6), 8th Street (N, R) For more information: 212.353.4200, http://lubalincenter.cooper.edu or email lubalin@cooper.edu.. Find The Cooper Union on Facebook at https://facebook.com/cooperunion and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cooperunion.

“Piccolo Pizzaiolo” Kids Pizza Making Class - Donatella
Through December 03, 2011 - Manhattan

Back by popular demand, Donatella restaurant in Chelsea has just announced their Fall/Winter 2011 schedule of Kid’s Pizza Making classes. The 3 fun-filled Pizza Making Classes will take place on select Saturdays from October – December and is a perfect indoor activity for kids during the chilly season! Children will relish as they learn how to make their own creative pizzas and watch pizza’


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