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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on November 29


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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 29, 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 29. 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.

Toddler Storytime - Barnes & Noble Yonkers Central Plaza
November 29, 2011 - White Plains

Storytime and craft event every Tuesday in the Children's Department for Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers. Call Ms. Laurie at (914) 771-6400 to RSVP.

Tales and Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 29, 2011 - Garnerville

Parents with babies and toddlers up to 36 months are invited to enjoy stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, songs, bubbles with their parent or caregiver. Pre-registration for this popular program is required.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 29, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is requested.

Musical Munchkins - Scarsdale Public Library
November 29, 2011 - Scarsdale

An interactive music program using multi-culturally inspired instruments, drumming, movement, multi-language songs, pretend play, and song versions of children's favorite story books.

Middle School Book Club - Somers Library
November 29, 2011 - Somers

Middle Schoolers read, discuss books, hang out, play games, and have fun. All new members are welcome.

Garden Walk - Wave Hill
November 29, 2011 - Bronx

An hour-long tour of seasonal garden highlights, including the Marco Polo Stufano Conservatory. Meet at the Perkins Visitor Center.

Mother Goose Storytime - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
November 29, 2011 - North Salem

Regular weekly storytime for children up to 2-1/2 years.

Open House - Landmark of Ridgefield Academy - Landmark of Ridgefield Academy
November 29, 2011 - Redding

Learn about what this private preschool has to offer. Tour begins at 9:30am for 2's and 10:30am for ages 3-5. RSVP: Kim McElderry 203-544-8393 or to

Faust - Metropolitan Opera
November 29, 2011 -

With Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, René Pape as the devil, and Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite, Gounod's classic retelling of the Faust legend couldn't be better served. Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff updates the story to the first half of the 20th century with a production that won praise in London last season. A later run features two other first-tier Fausts: Roberto Alagna and Joseph Calleja, with Ferruccio Furlanetto stepping in as the devil. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts on the heels of his Don Carlo success.

A Chanticleer Christmas - Metropolitan Museum of Art
November 29, 2011 -

Chanticleer's sumptuous blend of voices rings in the holiday season with profound, peaceful, and joyous music. Unreserved seating. This concert is presented in front of the Museum's Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche in the Medieval Sculpture Hall.

Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven - New York Philharmonic
November 29, 2011 -

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.

Check-It-Out Book Club - The Field Library
November 29, 2011 - Peekskill

Munching, mind games, and fun for 3rd and 4th graders. Books are available at the library. Sign-up required.

Stories and a Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 29, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited to hear stories and make a fun craft. Registration begins August 22 for HKDPL cardholders and September 1 for everyone else.

Open House at Park West Montessori School - Park West Montessori School
November 29, 2011 - Manhattan

Parents can learn about and tour the school while speaking with a teacher about the school's curriculum.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
November 29, 2011 - Garden City

Kids listen each week to a different story that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project about the story that was read.

2's and 3's Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library Greenpoint branch
November 29, 2011 - Brooklyn

Toddlers enjoy an hour of arts and crafts exploration.

The Child's Place for Children With Special Needs: After School Stories - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
November 29, 2011 - Sunset Park

Children with and without disabilities hear stories and make crafts.

The Child's Place for Children With Special Needs: After School Stories - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
November 29, 2011 - Sunset Park

Children with and without disabilities hear stories and make crafts.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library Windsor Terrace Branch
November 29, 2011 - Brooklyn

Children, birth to 5 years, earn free books by reading.

Recycled Plastic, Magnets, Pins & Barrettes - Queens Library: Sunnyside Branch
November 29, 2011 - Long Island City

In this event, kids create fun gifts out of old plastic bags and packaging to give a second life to things that would otherwise be thrown away. Learn a process inspired by cross stitch and embroidery to make fun, brightly colored magnets, pins, barrettes or something of your own design.

Mother Goose Story Time - Queens Library: Douglaston/Little Neck Branch
November 29, 2011 - Little Neck

Sing Mother Goose nursery rhymes, listen to stories, bond with your kids, and have fun at the library. This program is for children ages 9-24 months and their parent or caregiver. Preregistration is required, and space is limited.

BOOST Mixing in Math - Queens Library: Central Branch
November 29, 2011 - Jamaica

If your child ages 6-12 struggles with math homework, bring them to the library. In this event, kids learn by participating in a variety of math activities based on different topics.

'Anansi the Spider' - Circle in the Square
November 29, 2011 - Manhattan

Adapted from a West African folktale featuring the funny and clever spider Anansi, this delightful children's play tells the story of Anansi's quest to win back all of the world's stories, which have been stolen by the Sky God. To accomplish this, Anansi must bring him the Tooth of a Leopard, the Stinger of a Hornet, and the Wings of a Fairy. The play will be performed by graduates of the School. It will be followed by a Q&A with the cast. Additional Information: The enchanting Anansi folktales are from the Gold Coast area of West Africa, and have been passed along for generations through the oral tradition. "Anansi the Spider," which was last presented by the Circle in the Square Theatre School in 2009 to enthusiastic response from its young audiences, opens this year's 3-play program for children. It will be followed by Circle's highly popular production of "Cinderella" (January 30-February 3; February 6-10) and a new musical version of the School's acclaimed production of "Aesop's Fables," which features a book by Michael Milligan and music and lyrics by Joziah Longo, famed for his band "The Grand Slambovians" (March 5-9). Circle in the Square Theatre School (CITSTS), established in 1963, is one of the country's premier schools of professional training for actors and singers, and is the only conservatory affiliated with a Broadway theatre.

Mighty/Bold Warriors Combo - Superior Martial Arts
November 29, 2011 - St. James

Children aged 3-6 can learn yoga poses through songs, puppets and stories. Children develop social, sensory and motor skills while increasing their flexibility.

Yoga Stretch Class - The Family Wellness Center
November 29, 2011 - 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.

Special Needs Workshop: Developing Positive Behaviors - PS 63
November 29, 2011 - Lower East Side

Explore typical causes for inappropriate behaviors in school, home, and the community. Partner with educators to create Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Plans to reduce behavior problems and keep your child in school and learning.

Paws and Claus - Broadway Mall
November 29, 2011 - Hicksville

Santa is waiting to have his picture taken with you and your favorite pet. Santa will be in the rotunda near IKEA.Call for information on packages and prices.

Breastfeeding Support Circle - Prenatal Yoga Center
November 29, 2011 - Upper West Side

Breastfeeding moms can share the joys, concerns, and challenges of breastfeeding. The circle offers a clinical yet warm approach to breastfeeding today.

Afternoon Tea Party - Cupcake Corner Too!
November 29, 2011 - Garden City

Enjoy a traditional English Tea Party with delicious tea with scones with clotted cream and preserves, yogurt parfaits, fresh fruit, assorted finger sandwiches, mini cupcakes, and assorted cookies. Reservations are required.

Tree Lighting Ceremony - Citi Pond at Bryant Park
November 29, 2011 - Manhattan

Now in its seventh year, Citi Pond at Bryant Park, New York City's only free-admission ice skating rink, invites New Yorkers to get in the holiday spirit as it hosts its Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Guests of all ages can enjoy special musical performances by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan, live Broadway musical entertainment, Olympic ice skating routines, and synchronized skating performances. The hour-long ceremony, beginning at 7pm, will lead up to the lighting of the 50-foot tree filled with more than 3,000 ornaments and thousands of LED lights. The tree will remain lit through the end of 2011. Post ceremony, guests are invited to ice skate until the rinks close at midnight, enjoy comfort food and winter-inspired cocktails at Celsius restaurant, or start their holiday shopping at The Holiday Shops.

Ladies' Night - Piece of my Art
November 29, 2011 - Port Washington

Ladies, leave the kids at home and create something unique for yourself or a loved one. Join "Piece of my Art" every Tuesday for adult fun. Paint pottery or make a mosaic. Bring your creativity, food and drinks. Call for reservations.

Shen Wei Dance Arts Presents 'Undivided Divided' - Park Avenue Armory
November 29, 2011 - Manhattan

Shen Wei Dance Arts celebrates its 10th anniversary season with the world premiere of this multi-disciplinary work combining elements of performance and visual art. The work will cover the great expanse of the Drill Hall space, with the stage space demarcated by sixty 7' x 7' squares, each visually distinct, providing 60 discrete performance zones for thirty talented dancers. Each location will be distinguished by its own unique vocabulary and aesthetic-some static and reflective, others dynamic and shifting -- all unified in unexpected ways.

'Harry Potter' Movie Marathon - Chappaqua Public Library
November 29, 2011 - Chappaqua

Kids can spend their vacation in Hogwarts! At 10am, it's "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," [PG-13] followed at 2pm by "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" [PG]. Wear a costume and be eligible for a daily raffle drawing.

Adoption: Everything You Need To Know - Greenwich Public Library- Second Floor Meeting Room
November 29, 2011 - Greenwich

This free event is open to anyone interested in or involved with the adoption process, including professionals, community members, expectant parents, adoptive or potential adoptive parents and adoptees. Come learn about the domestic and international adoption process and meet the staff of Forever Families Through Adoption. Forever Families Through Adoption is authorized in CT and NY. No registration necessary.

Free Fat Burning Fitness Classes to Support Local Food Charities - Train For The Game- Long Island
November 29, 2011 - Bellmore

These classes are free in exchange for donations of canned goods and other non-perishable food items which will be delivered to local food pantries. Get 30 minutes of high intensity, total body/cardio workout. Tuesday and Thursday sessions through December 29.

Becoming an Effective Advocate: Developing an IEP - Connecticut Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (CACLD)
November 29, 2011 - East Norwalk

Learn what it means to be a good advocate for children with special needs as presenter Kathleen Casparino, M.Ed., Education Advocate, reviews the IEP document; creating appropriate goals and objectives; placement options; program delivery; measuring progress; how is pre- and post-baseline data used; determining progress; and much more. Parents, caregivers and professionals are welcome. Time: 10:15 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Price: $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Scholarships are available. To register, call (203) 838-5010 or e-mail Location: Connecticut Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities (CACLD), 25 Van Zant Street, 2nd Floor, East Norwalk, Connecticut. To learn more, visit

The UNICEF Snowflake Ball - Cipriani
November 29, 2011 - NEW YORK CITY

THE UNICEF SNOWFLAKE BALL is one of the most notable black-tie galas in New York City. Since its debut in 2004, the annual holiday occasion has raised over $14 Million for UNICEF’s life-saving programs. The evening is a one-of-a-kind celebration of UNICEF’s work in over 150 countries, as well as a tribute to the outstanding humanitarian leaders who make our work possible. Now in its seventh year, the Ball continues to attract the country’s most prominent philanthropists who are dedicated to creating a healthier and safer life for children all over the globe.

Urban Ballet Theater Presents 'Nutcracker in the Lower 2011' - Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement
November 29, 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.

November 29, 2011 - nyc

THE JAZZ ECLECTICS & UNDER THE RADAR SHOWCASE The Growing Diversity of Jazz Trio Amalgamate - Franz Hackl's IDO Quartet - Gene Pritsker Sound Liberation Ensemble - Marigold Opera - Issa Cabrera EVENT WEBSITE: THE JAZZ ECLECTICS : Trio Amalgamate Jazz inspired by modern composition and free improvisation Franz Hackl's IDO Quartet Jazz grooves infused by the melodies of Tyrolean folk music Gene Pritsker Sound Liberation Ensemble Jazz merges with hip-hop, classical, rock, funk, etc. Eclecticism reaches its climax.

Open House - Enopi of Port Washington
November 29, 2011 - Port Washington

Join the Enopi staff and students for pizza while you explore the school and learn about its curriculum.

Citi Pond at Bryant Park Hosts Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony with Sarah McLachlan Nov. 29 - Citi Pond at Bryant Park
November 29, 2011 - New York

On the evening of Tuesday, November 29, Citi Pond at Bryant Park will host its highly anticipated ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING ceremony bringing together top musical talent, for the community to enjoy free of charge! This year’s ceremony will feature Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan. Joining McLachlan will be performances from hit Broadways Musicals, breathtaking routines from Olympic Skaters, awe-inspiring synchronized skating routines and more! The hour-long ceremony, beginning at 7 p.m., will lead up to the lighting of the 50-foot tree filled with over 3000 ornaments and thousands of LED lights. The tree will remain lit through Jan. 8, 2012. Post ceremony, guests are invited to ice skate until the rinks closes, enjoy comfort food and winter-inspired cocktails at Celsius restaurant, lounge and event space or start their holiday shopping at The Holiday Shops.

New York Premiere: New York Theatre Ballet Presents Keith Michael's 'The Nutcracker' - World Financial Center Winter Garden
November 29, 2011 - Battery Park City

Kick off the holidays with New York Theatre Ballet's new production of Keith Michael's "The Nutcracker." This hour-long holiday gem is sure to enchant and delight the entire family. The evening performance commences with the annual Winter Garden lighting celebration -- a spectacular moment when the beautiful atrium is illuminated with 100,000 brilliant lights.

Nicole (Snooki) Polizzi to visit Perfumania at Queens Center Mall - Perfumania in Queens Center Mall
November 29, 2011 - Elmhurst

Nicole (Snooki) Polizzi will be making a public appearance at the Perfumania store in Queens Center Mall on Tuesday, November 29th from 5-8PM to introduce her first fragrance, Snooki by Nicole Polizzi. Stop by to purchase a bottle of Snooki’s fragrance and have the chance to meet the “Jersey Shore” star. The first 50 people to arrive dressed like Snooki will receive select autographed memorabilia.

'Sound of Music' Singalong - Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
November 29, 2011 - Manhattan

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

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 3.0 (Tuesday Nov. 29th) - Mug Lounge
November 29, 2011 - NYC

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday November 29th, 2011 ed. Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. Featuring both established comic veterans you've seen on TV to the up and comers, UG guarantees a swell time all for FREE! We've also got tons of drink specials ($3 drafts $4 wells)! So what are you waiting for? Come down and UG! it with us!!! UG! COMEDY SHOW!! (Now @ MUG) Presented by Todd Montesi and Pat Rigby TUESDAYS @ MUG Lounge 448 East 13th st. (bet. 1st and ave. A) showtime: 8PM No Cover, One Drink Min. ($3 drafts, $4 wells) For info/reservations: (646) 746-1357 Via subway: L train to 1st ave.; or F train to 2nd ave. This week's guests (Tuesday Nov. 29th, 2011 lineup): Jay ‘Egg’ Nog! ‘Da Big Man’ Remick Benice! Alan ‘Blackie’ Schwartz! Cowboy Will Johnson! Asian Super Villain Eric ‘John’ Shin! ANGRY BOB! Et al.! Hosted by Todd Montesi! Featuring Pat Rigby!! UG IT!

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!

NTD Chinese International Figure Painting Competition - Salmagundi Art Club
Through December 03, 2011 -

Art has the ability to connect with the beholder, to uplift the spirit and to give hope. For oil painting, its technical aspects reached maturity during the Renaissance and flourished for the next few hundred years. However, in the last century, modern art has consciously proceeded down a different path in terms of subject matter and technical rigor. With an eye towards tradition, the NTD Chinese International Figure Painting Competition aims to restore the artistic ideals of the past. Using classical Western realistic methods, artists of Chinese descent from around the world will display some of the best works of art created during this period of history. Expect to feel uplifted and refreshed from the beauty and purity these artists have sought to capture on canvas. Free Admission. Exhibition of Works: Nov 28th - Dec 3rd, 2011 Award Ceremony and Reception: Saturday, Dec 3rd, 1.30pm. About New Tang Dynasty Television - Established in December 2001, New Tang Dynasty (NTD) Television is a non-profit television broadcaster and the only independent Chinese-language television that transmits uncensored information into China. Headquartered in Manhattan, NTD is dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information to viewers worldwide. As a vital news source, NTD reported on the SARS outbreak in China three weeks before Beijing admitted to its existence. ?NTD is the largest Chinese cultural event producer outside of China. Since 2007, NTD has presented the Global Competition Series in an effort to preserve and celebrate the essence and beauty of authentic Chinese culture and promote cultural exchange around the world.

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, or email Find The Cooper Union on Facebook at and on Twitter at

“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’s bubble to perfection in Donatella’s wood-fire pizza oven. After devouring their own creations, kids will be sent home with their own personalized pizza-making diploma, stickers and goodie bag of Donatella’s home-made cookies – YUM! Price of the class is $50 per child and parents are welcome to join! Class Schedule Saturday, October 8th 11am-12:30 Saturday, November 5th 11am-12:30 Saturday, December 3rd 11am-12:30 Class includes: - 1 pizza (for the child) - Fruit Punch or another beverage - A diploma stating that they graduated from Donatella’s pizza making class - Pizza sticker - A take home bag of 3 home-made cookies by Donatella Please call Michelle Owen at 212-493-5150 to reserve your seat for the class. Payment is cash only but a credit card number is required to hold the space.

Written Images: Contemporary Calligraphy from the Middle East - Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Through December 03, 2011 - New York

Written Images explores the role of traditional Islamic calligraphy and symbols in the contemporary Middle Eastern consciousness. For the artists in this exhibit, writing is more than the legible word; they use it as a pictorial, formal element to reference many issues - religious, social, political and personal. All of the artists have achieved international recognition but are still gaining recognition in the United States. Some quick facts: NUMBER OF ARTISTS IN THE EXHIBIT: 13 (11 men, 2 women) NUMBER OF ARTISTS MAKING THEIR DEBUT IN NEW YORK AND THE UNITED STATES: 6 NUMBER OF COUNTRIES REPRESENTED - 10 Algeria Egypt Iran Iraq Lebanon Morocco Qatar Saudi Arabia Syria Tunisia

Mill Neck Manor Campus and Mansion Tours - Mill Neck Manor
Through December 04, 2011 - Mill Neck

Tours of this Tudor Revival mansion are led by a docent. Children and teens must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No pets are allowed. Sign language interpreters will be provided for deaf guests provided a request is made in advance.

Pound Ridge & the Civil War - Pound Ridge Museum
Through December 04, 2011 - Pound Ridge

The exhibit remembers the 109 men of Pound Ridge, almost 32% of the male population (18+) in 1861, who bravely served the Union. A special video exhibit highlights pages from the diary of Sgt. George E. Dixon, who stood guard over the Lincoln conspirators and witnessed their court trial and execution. Also on exhibit, original Civil War art by Don Spaulding, original Union uniforms, and other memorabilia.

Through December 04, 2011 - NEW YORK

Dog owners will be able to arrange for their pooch to meet and be painted by Robert. commissions can be take place at venue of the dog owners' choice throughout the tour OR at our exclusive private venue on Saturday 3rd December. Prices start at $1,500. The commission-only dog painting tour will be visiting selected venues and private homes across New York. The exhibition celebrates and recognizes how important New Yorkers' dogs, and dogs in general, have become to the urban fabric of the world's most iconic city. Robert graduated from the prestigious St. Martins School of Art in London. His artwork has featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Robert has been involved in a variety of exciting commissions including: 'British Birds and Dogs' an exhibition at the Paul Smith flagship store in Sloane Square; a selection of bird paintings showcased at the Zetter Space and most recently a commission to illustrate and write Loewe'sspecial book entitled 'The Masters of Leather'. His latest London solo show 'A-Z of Dogs' at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery was a fantastic success and the A-Z prints will be available at Liberty London in 2012. Robert is an internationally recognized artist whose work is highly popular in both the art and fashion worlds. Robert has been painting dogs for over 10 years. After being attacked by a dog, as a young boy, he spent most of his early life scared of them. It wasn't until his girlfriend convinced him that they should get a Jack Russell that he found himself being drawn to paint and hence celebrate dogs visually. Robert's painting style allows the true character of his sitters to be revealed. His work has proved to be very popular. Recent commissions include the furry companions of jewellery designer and Vogue contributor Katie Hillier and LOVE editor and fashionista Katie Grand. In December 2011 Robert will be exhibiting at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery in New York. 'Robert Clarke the Dog Painter - The New York Tour' is a week -long tour that will follow-on from this solo show. Dog Owners will be able to book a time slot to organize a commission at a selected venue or home. During this time, their dogs will be met and photographed by Robert. Finished paintings will be available for collection the next day. Robert will be doing a limited amount of commissions and all paintings will be signed and include a special ‘Robert Clarke The Dog Painter - The New York Tour’ authentication label. The New York Tour has been organized by fashion curator Tory Turk.  It follows on from the success of 'Robert Clarke - Pawdicure and Portraiture' that took place during Miami Basel 2010. The Tour will be visiting Palm Springs in 2012.

It Is Done - Site-Specific Off-Broadway Thriller - The Mean Fiddler Bar & Grill
Through December 05, 2011 - New York

It Is Done, a site-specific off-Broadway dark thriller written by award-winning playwright Alex Goldberg and directed by Tom Wojtunik, is about three strangers trapped inside a bar in the middle of nowhere. Hank the bartender has a dirty mind. Jonas, a man on the run, has a dirty secret. Ruby, marooned at the bar with car trouble, has a dirty job. Performed with the tunes of Hank Williams running throughout, It is Done allows the audience to be flies on the wall as the actors move among them. Beginning November 7, 2011, It Is Done will play every Monday and Tuesday from 7:30PM till 9:00PM until December 5, 2011. For more information and to purchase tickets, log on to

Children's Self Esteem Workshop - Hofstra University Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic
Through December 07, 2011 - Hempstead

This weekly psycho-educational group focuses on building self-esteem and confidence in children.

Morningside Park Farmers Market - Morningside Park
Through December 10, 2011 - Manhattan

The market features fresh, local foods, including local produce, certified organic nuts and fair-trade coffee, artisanal baked goods, artisanal cheeses, grass-fed beef, locally produced and sourced cured meats, artisanal pasta made from local grains, old-fashioned pickles and olives, cut flowers, and a variety of specialty foods. Occasional family-friendly events include apple tastings and live music.

Ghost Dancer - Theatre Three at The Mint Space
Through December 10, 2011 - New York

The Show Goes On Productions presents Ghost Dancer, a world premiere political drama written by Robert L. Hecker. Joshua A. Kashinsky directs a cast of seven including Reza Salazar (TV: Law & Order: CI, Film: See Girl Run - 2012), Leajato Amara Robinson*, Jorge Acosta* (TV: 30 Rock), Luis Salgado* (In The Heights, Women on the Verge…), Lilia Vassileva*, Rosie Lani Fiedelman* (In The Heights), and Arturo Castro (TV: We Are New York). Performances for Ghost Dancer will be held at Theatre Three at The Mint Space, 311 West 43rd Street, 3rd Floor in NYC for twelve performances beginning Friday, November 19 to Saturday, December 10, 2011. How much blood is enough? In a community recovering from a bloody revolution, one woman emerges still fighting for freedom. Torn between her passion for justice and love of her family, Lakota Romero's actions could forever alter their history. Will her desperation lead to the liberation of a people, or leave them dancing on the edge of destruction? Ghost Dancer is presented by The Show Goes On Productions. Director: Joshua A. Kashinsky; ¬¬¬¬Set Designer: Duane Pagano; Costume Designer: Candice Knox; Lighting Designer: Peter Hoerburger; Sound Designer: Ien DeNio; Choreographer: Amy Klewitz; Props Designer: Charlotte Volage; Production Manager: Evan Storey; Production Stage Manager: Caitlin Lyons*; Casting Director: Jamibeth Margolis; Marketing Director: Sarah-Kate O’Haver; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR. Ghost Dancer plays for twelve performances from Saturday, November 19 to Saturday, December 10, 2011, with performances Thursdays through Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, and a special performance on Monday, November 21st at 8pm. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at or by calling 212-352-3101. For more information, please visit The runtime for Ghost Dancer is 1:45, with one intermission. Joshua A. Kashinsky (Director) Recent projects include the new musical Honestly Abe by Robert Hecker (La Muse Venale/Mint Theater) and readings of The English Bride by Lucile Lichtblau and Dead and Buried by James McLindon (Luna Stage). Recent producing credits are McCarter Theatre’s High School Rep and The Mad 7 by Yehuda Hyman (dir. Mara Isaacs) in the NY International Fringe Festival. Other directing credits include McCarter Theatre's Youth Ink! Festival and MCC Theatre's Youth Company. Josh was recently a Directing and Producing Assistant at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ where he assisted Des McAnnuff, Amy Morton and Nicholas Martin. As a playwright, his work has been seen in California, New York, Maine and Ontario. Most recently his play Heels in the Sand had a reading at Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre. He is the recipient of the Lipkin Prize and is a Corwin Award winner. Josh is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild. Robert L. Hecker (Playwright) enlisted in the Army Air Corps after Pearl Harbor. He completed thirty missions as a lead bombardier on B-17s and was awarded six Air Medals, four battle stars, a Unit Citation and the Distinguished Flying Cross. Shortly after the war, he began a freelance writing career for radio and television, while specializing in business, education and documentary films. His documentary film awards include: San Francisco Film Festival’s Golden Gate Award, Atlanta Film Festival’s Gold Award, five Information Film Producers of America ‘Cindy’ Awards, and four United States ‘Cine’ awards. He also has had 12 novels published and five stage plays produced, including Honestly Abe, his first musical, as well as a new feature-film screenplay scheduled for shooting in the spring. Robert is a graduate of the Pasadena Playhouse and the Westlake College of Music and a member of the WGA, the Dramatists Guild, and the Alliance of LA Playwrights. The Show Goes On Productions is a new production company founded by Emileena Pedigo and dedicated to developing new works and enriching the theatrical experience through the exploration of technical enhancements for the stage. The Show Goes On Productions seeks to put a twist on tradition with developmental works. It emerges as a company committed to the production side of story-telling as a way to build audiences. The company begins its season of productions with Ghost Dancer. Additionally, a new Musical Reading Series introduces several original Rock musicals to the industry, culminating with Apathy, The Gen X Musical by Mickey Zetts, which Emileena has been developing for four years. Press nights are for all performances. Artwork and photos are available at AEA Approved Showcase. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association.

Innerspacing the City - Chelsea Art Museum
Through December 10, 2011 - New York

Innerspacing the City explores the ambivalence of experiencing city life in the performative body, within human relationships, and through language. This theme is examined through the work of seven young Korean artists and their perception of the utopian society as an abstract, distant, inaccessible entity that is beyond their control. Throughout the exhibition, the city is personalized, limited to their emotional and critical response to it. However, all of the ideals represented in their works share a duality: between Seoul and New York City, South and North, local and global, space and time – and between the past and future. The exhibition uses the city as the focal point to explore the dialogue between reality and the ideal. Our perception of what we call "real" has gone a long way, from the Cartesian split between mind and body – overlooking the Kantian transcendental approach through reason – toward the phenomenological perception of space via the body in motion. This multi-faceted concept steers away from the idea that all is constructed in language, to finally return its focus on the collective body, which aims at losing subjectivity by gaining collective consciousness. The question remains: Is what we call "real," or its lack-thereof, merely symbolic and ideological? Or is the "real" the fragmentary and the personal actions that allow us to dream with something beyond itself?

Martha Clarke - Angel Reapers - Joyce Theater
Through December 11, 2011 -

The always astounding MacArthur Award winner Martha Clarke teams up with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Alfred Uhry to collaborate on an evening-length dance/theater/music piece about forbidden sex and unchanneled lust in New England's 18th century Shaker community. Inspired by the life of Ann Lee, founder of the Shaker movement, the piece envisions the hysteria of human passion gone awry. "Notable for its mesmerizing qualities... Angel Reapers is a beautifully wrought illustration of repression and freedom." Durham News and Observer

Holiday House 2011 - Holiday House
Through December 11, 2011 - Manhattan

This holiday-themed designer show house will feature unique rooms with tabletop designs by renowned interior designers and offer an array of activities, such as chocolate tastings by Mariebelle Chocolatier, holiday shopping nights to find the perfect gifts, wine tastings, pop-up shops from Potterton Books and SFERRA Linens, and book signings with an array of authors. All proceeds will benefit The Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Parent Support Group - Shining Mountain Children's Center
Through December 13, 2011 - Monsey

Parents of children ages 3 to 21 years old are invited to this weekly gathering to present reflections and ask questions. Participants will talk about school challenges, homework, boredom, discipline, and other topics. For more info, visit, call 845-425-7243 or email

Parenting Workshops - Be The Best Parent You Can Be - Rolling River Day Camp
Through December 14, 2011 - East Rockaway

Parenting can be a tough job. In these workshops, learn techniques for making the full-time job of being a mom or dad a little easier. Each week includes a discussion topic and open question/answer session. Week 1: Family Relationships – Setting Goals and New Perspectives Week 2: Listening, Communication, and Mutual Respect Week 3: Self-Esteem, Independence, and Responsibility Week 4: Discipline, Behavior, and Consequences Week 5: Outside Influences, Bullying, and Peer Pressure Week 6: Personal Safety, Trust Your Instincts, and Advocate Call to register at 516-889-1994 or email

Adoptive Families Support Group - Nyack Library
Through December 15, 2011 - Nyack

This ongoing support group is for parents looking for professional guidance as they raise their adoptive child, or who are in the process of adopting a child and need support and resources. Childcare is available. Group meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Katie at 914-629-5849 or

Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through December 16, 2011 - Hempstead

The exhibition Burton Silverman: The Humanist Spirit demonstrates the continuing power of the realist tradition in the 21st century. Silverman is known for his ability to carefully balance formal visual elements in his realistic representations as he captures the very essence of his subjects. The exhibit runs through December 16, 2011.

Toddler Time - Mount Pleasant Public Library
Through December 16, 2011 - Pleasantville

Finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and stories to encourage an enjoyment of books and stimulate early listening skills, learning, and speaking skills. Recommended for ages 1 to 2-1/2 years. Weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through December 16. In the Program Room.

Pre-school Story Time - Mount Pleasant Public Library
Through December 16, 2011 - Pleasantville

Finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and stories to encourage an enjoyment of books and stimulate early listening skills, learning, and speaking skills. Recommended for ages 2-1/2 to 5 years. Weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through December 16. In the Program Room.

"Rap Guide to Evolution" - Soho Playhouse
Through December 17, 2011 - Manhattan

Writer and performer Baba Brinkman performs his clever reworkings of popular rap singles as well as his own originals to illustrate natural selection, sexual selection, evolutionary psychology and much more.

Children's Classes in Ballet and Flamenco/Salsa Fall 2011 - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Flamenco Latino offers affordable Flamenco/Salsa and now also Ballet classes for children at their midtown studio this fall. September 10-December 17, 2011. 12 weekly classes with breaks for Jewish holidays and Thanksgiving. Wednesday - 4:30-5:30 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12; 5:30-6:30 pm, Beginner Ballet. Friday - 4:00-5:00 pm, Beginner Ballet; 4:30-5:30 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12. Saturday - 12:00-1:00 pm, Basic Beginner Ballet; 1:00-2:00 pm, Flamenco/Salsa, Ages 7-12. All Flamenco/Salsa Classes taught by Aurora Reyes. All Ballet Classes taught by Rosemarie Lindt. Prices for Fall 2011 Term: 12 classes, $120 (one class per week, $12/class); 24 classes, $220 (two classes per week, about $9/class); 36 classes, $300 (three classes per week, about $8/class!). 4 classes trial pack, $45 (you can apply this payment to upgrade to 12-pack, 24-pack, 36-pack). Single Trial Class (one time only), $12. Class for adult along with your children, $12/each. Email or call 212-399-8519 for info and to reserve.

Beginner Flamenco Singing Class-Fall Session - Flamenco Latino
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Flamenco Latino offers a new class in Cante (flamenco singing) for beginners. Most classes will be led by Alfonso Cid with a couple of sessions led by Basilio Georges and Aurora Reyes on the established material. Fall Session runs September 8-December 19, 2011 on Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm at Flamenco Latino Studio 250 W. 54th St., Suite 404 New York, NY 10019 212-399-8519 Cost: Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installments by credit card- $204.00($68/4wk term, $17/class) --4 pack paid in advance-$72.00 ($18/class) --Walk in class- $20.00 (only available until 9/27) In this course, students will learn the basics of flamenco singing, emphasizing diaphragmatic breathing and voice placement or “impostatción.” The class will start building upon basic cante repertoire such as sevillanas, tangos,fandangos and rumbas. The class will also focus on flamenco rhythms and handclapping, flamenco scales and terminology so students can communicate in the traditional lingo with guitarists and flamenco dancers. Lyrics and translations of the “letras” will be provided. The course is taught in English, and no previous knowledge of music or Spanish is required. It is ideal for people who want to deepen their understanding of flamenco music or for flamenco dancers who want to broaden their experience of this art form. Please respond by email or call 212-399-8519 with questions or to reserve.

Basic Beginner Flamenco this Fall - Flamenco Latino
Through December 17, 2011 - New York

Discover flamenco at Flamenco Latino in midtown Manhattan! Aurora Reyes offers a Basic Beginner Flamenco class on Monday evenings. Mondays from 6-7 PM, Fall term runs September 12- December 19, 2011. at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (bet. B-way and 8th Ave.) Fall term prices: --12 pack paid in advance- $192.00 ($16/class) --12 pack paid in three installment

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