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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on September 21


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free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx Find free and low-cost things to do with kids in Bronx today, September 21, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on today in Bronx's museums, galleries, and libraries for some educational fun; in the parks, for outdoor and nature activities; and in the theaters, for children's concerts and performances. Plus, get details and directions on any street fairs or holiday festivals happening September 21. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

Primary Stages Presents: 'Motherhood Out Loud' - 59E59 Theaters
Through October 29, 2011 - Manhattan

"Motherhood Out Loud" is a dazzling collaboration of pieces by celebrated American writers on the topic of motherhood.

Amateur Night at the Apollo - Apollo Theater
September 21, 2011 -

Throughout the Amateur Night season, contestants from all over the world compete for the winning title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000! Aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, rappers and spoken word artists try their best to please the audiences that can make them an Apollo legend. Then get ready to cheer or jeer as you decide who stays and who gets booted off stage. At Amateur Night, you tell the performers to be good or be gone! Amateur Night at the Apollo is hosted by the comedian Capone. Each show begins with a festive pre-party featuring video and music by DJ Jess. And keep a lookout for master impressionist C.P. Lacey the resident Executioner who sweeps bad talent off the stage.

Oskar Jezior, Piano & Andrew Tyson, Piano - Paul Hall
September 21, 2011 - New York

Juilliard begins its season with a duo recital by these 2 winners of the 2011 Gina Bachauer Piano Competition

Farmer's Market - Croton-on-Hudson
September 21, 2011 - Croton-on-Hudson

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

Farmers Market - The New York Botanical Garden
September 21, 2011 - Bronx

Affordable, locally-grown produce and fresh, nutritious baked goods. Open every Wednesday, through November 23, at the base of Library Allee inside the Garden's Mosholu Gate entrance.

Book Babies - The Field Library
September 21, 2011 - Peekskill

Babies up to 3 can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and puppets. No sign-up necessary.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
September 21, 2011 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-5 are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more with a parent or caregiver. Pre-registration is requested.

Girls Club - Fairfield Museum and History Center
September 21, 2011 - Fairfield

Enjoy making a craft project and a history discussion.

Tales for Tots - Greenwich Library
September 21, 2011 - Greenwich

Drop-in for stories, songs and finger play. The program is designed for for 2 and 3 year olds with a caregiver.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
September 21, 2011 - Scarsdale

Children ages 18 months to 5 years enjoy fall days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories.

Little Farmers - Muscoot Farm
September 21, 2011 - Katonah

Children ages 3 and 4 will have the opportunity to learn about the farm and the animals through hands-on experiences. Registration required - call or visit the website for a form.

Yu-Gi-Oh! - Yonkers Public Library-Riverfront
September 21, 2011 - Yonkers

Kids 12-19 years come to duel! Bring your own cards and challenge other kids and teens. Community Room B.

NATURE FUN - Earthplace
September 21, 2011 - Westport

Learn about fish through various activities in this drop-off program from students in grades K-5. Advanced registration required.

WEBS Career Counseling Seminar - Ossining Public Library
September 21, 2011 - Ossining

A free seminar for job seekers as well as those interested in changing careers and continuing their education. Call WEBS Director Elaine Sozi at (914) 674-3612 to register. 2nd Floor Conference Room.

Time for Twos - Ossining Public Library
September 21, 2011 - Ossining

Short stories, finger plays, and activities for 2-year-olds with a parent or caregiver. In the Children's Room.

Farmer's Market - White Plains
September 21, 2011 - White Plains

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

Family Bounce Night - BounceU of Farmingdale
September 21, 2011 - Farmingdale

Music, games, and playtime on the giant inflatable toys.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
September 21, 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.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
September 21, 2011 - Garden City

It's music, music, music. Musical instruments and catchy sing-along songs get the youngest children to move their bodies.

A Grand Night for Singing - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
September 21, 2011 - Elmont

This musical revue showcasing the music of Richard Rodgers and the lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II is bound to be a family favorite.

Wednesday Corps - Prospect Park Bandshell
September 21, 2011 - Park Slope

Volunteer for crucial horticultural and maintenance projects around the Park. Call 718- 965-8960 for location.

Playing With Fabric - South Norwalk Library
September 21, 2011 - South Norwalk

Kids in grades 3-8 create small art quilt blocks, portable Tic Tac Toe games and birds plus decorate tote bags and bracelets. Participants begin a Reading Time group quilt for the library. Supervised by Rita Phillips, long time artist and quilter.

Bouncy, Bouncy Baby Story Time for Babies (5 - 23 Months) - South Norwalk Library
September 21, 2011 - South Norwalk

Drop in for stories, songs and movement activities to get babies bouncing to books. No registration required.

Storytime with Emily - The Moxie Spot
September 21, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Story time is led by Emily Terte, the creative director of The Moxie Spot. She has years of experience working with young children as an elementary school teacher and librarian, and she combines her love of books, puppets, and children to give children (and parents) an extraordinary story time experience.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
September 21, 2011 - Wilton

Moms and dads can bring their child for songs, play and gentle stories suited for babies under 12 months.

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers, - Wilton Library
September 21, 2011 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books with songs and toy time. No registration required.

Evening Lecture Series: Teaching a Bear to Paint - Beardsley Zoo
September 21, 2011 - Bridgeport

Zoo staff share their training methods for motivating the Zoo's "Pigcasso" as well as other animal artists and discuss the human connection. Refreshments will be served.

Clay Day - Staten Island Childrens Museum
September 21, 2011 - Staten Island

Children can satisfy a "knead" by working with some air-dry clay and getting in touch with their tactile side.

Art Therapy - Elias Hicks Historical Home
September 21, 2011 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds weekly art therapy workshops for bereaved parents who are looking for coping tools in their grief. Art workshops are facilitated by licensed art therapists. For more information, contact Karen Flyer at the number listed.

Evening Lecture Series: Teaching a Bear to Paint - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
September 21, 2011 - Bridgeport

September 21: Evening Lecture Series: Teaching a Bear to Paint, 7:00 pm What inspires a bear to paint and how does this differ from humans? Our talented Zoo staff will share their training methods for motivating the Zoo’s “Pigcasso” as well as other animal artists and discuss the human connection. $5 suggested donation. Refreshments will be served. This program, taking place in the Hanson Exploration Station, is part of the Evening Lecture Series, sponsored by Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo Volunteer Association.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
September 21, 2011 - Prospect Heights

Babies, 18 months and younger, enjoy books, songs, and rhymes.

Creating Extraordinary Mind and Body Wellness - The Family Wellness Center
September 21, 2011 - Plainview

Sign up for this lecture and demonstration given by Dr. Michael Berlin and learn about an extraordinarily gentle method that literally resolves all the stress, tension, distortions, and traumas from your body and mind. Call for more information.

Little Frog Puppets - Long Island Children's Museum
September 21, 2011 - Garden City

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by making a "Coqui," which means "little frog." Learn about this beloved animal from Puerto Rico and make your own unique version of this special species.

A Grand Night for Singing - Westbury Manor
September 21, 2011 - Westbury

See this fully-staged musical revue. Call for prices and more information.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
September 21, 2011 - Garden City

Get ready to get those little fingers snappin' and tiny toes tappin' at the Long Island Children's museum. Kids should get ready to groove to sing-along songs and play with musical instruments. Kids will make new friends while participating in their own mini concert.

AMAZEIN' WEDNSDAY - A Maze in Pottery
September 21, 2011 - Briarcliff Manor

Kids ages 12 and younger enjoy half-price studio time.

Infant Massage - Prenatal Yoga Center
September 21, 2011 - Manhattan

Sing and bond with your baby as music and massage complement each other to stimulate your baby's brain and relax his muscles and organs. Best for babies 0-6 months.

Hunt's Point Farmers' Market - Msr Raul Del Valle Square at Southern Boulevard and E.163rd Street
September 21, 2011 - Bronx

Featuring fresh, local produce from Alex's Tomato Farm, and includes fruits, vegitables, herbs, cut flowers, and live plants. EBT accepted. Every Wednesday and Saturday, rain or shine, through November 9.

Camelot - The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
September 21, 2011 - Northport

King Arthur longs to create a perfectly principled kingdom but sees his dream undone by a tragic love triangle involving Queen Guenevere and his best friend Lancelot.

Pajama Storytime - East Hampton Library
September 21, 2011 - East Hampton

Children ages 3-6 can come in pajamas for stories and songs. Stuffed animals welcome too. Register at ext. 2.

I Can Draw Art Classes with Art Teacher Amy - Kid Esteem Monetessori
September 21, 2011 - Lindenhurst

Learn to draw and paint animals, landscapes, master artist works and more.

Stroller Strides - Fitness for Mom, FUN for Kids! - Heckscher Park
September 21, 2011 - Huntington

Each class consists of a one-hour workout for mom complete with walking intervals, body toning and strengthening components. For Children, certified instructors weave letters,numbers, nursery rhyme songs and visual props into the body of the class.

42 Free Creative Writing Classes - Gotham Writers' Workshop
Through September 21, 2011 - New York

Start writing this fall! Join us for one (or two) of our 42 FREE creative writing classes on Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 21. For more details, please visit our website:

Music for Children Open House - Church of the Heavenly Rest
September 21, 2011 - Manhattan

In this free sample class, you'll experience Music for Children's creative curriculum that grows with children from birth to age 14. Classes are designed to meet students' developmental needs on an emotional, cognitive, physical, social, vocal, and mathematical level by connecting the art of the music with the heart of the child. Each class incorporates live piano, voice, and guitar. Call 203-854-9797 to register.

Open House - Music for Children - Greenwich YMCA
September 21, 2011 - Greenwich

Experience music programs designed for children from newborns to age 14. Each class meets your child's developmental needs on an emotional, cognitive, physical, social, vocal, and even mathematical level.

HIROSHIMA - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 21, 2011 - New York

Since galvanizing the instrumental music world with its unique East meets West approach in the late 70s, Hiroshima has always kept its eye on a distinctive One World philosophy which seamlessly blends Asian and North American culture to reflect both cultural and spiritual connections. This year marks 20 years since the band's unique combination of distinctively Japanese elements-June Kuramoto's classical flavored koto, Johnny Mori's booming taiko drum-with funky pop, urban and jazz sensibilities first hit the instrumental music charts, and 25 years since saxophonist and East L.A. native Dan Kuramoto, along with June, first formed the ensemble.

2 and 3 Part Inventions - New York City Ballet
September 21, 2011 -

J.S. Bach wrote these piano studies, Inventions and Sinfonias, between 1720 and 1723 to help instruct his son in the playing and handling of two- and three-part pieces. They are mostly short studies and have been given neither tempi nor dynamic marks. There are as many interpretations as there are pianists, as one can conclude by those recorded. Glenn Gould has even rearranged the order, mixing the two and three parts alternately. Jerome Robbins selected about a dozen of all the pieces for this work. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was born into a family of musicians successful for over two centuries. Although later in his career he became most noted for his choral and other church-related compositions, he also left a large body of instrumental music for solo instruments and ensembles. While his popular reputation was eclipsed by the fame of his sons, he was revered by musicians and composers. Finally in the 19th century Mendelssohn brought his music to public attention and he became recognized as one of the greatest of all composers.

Apollo - New York City Ballet
September 21, 2011 -

Balanchine regarded Apollo as his artistic coming of age. He said that through the creation of this work, he learned he could "dare not use all my ideas, that I too, could eliminate. . . to the one possibility that is inevitable." The ballet depicts Apollo, the young god of music, who is visited and instructed by three Muses, who were also children of Zeus and thus his half-sisters: Calliope, Muse of poetry, whose symbol is a tablet; Polyhymnia, Muse of mime, whose symbol is a mask that represents the power of gesture; and Terpsichore, Muse of dance and song, whose symbol is a lyre. Stravinsky, who possessed a strong interest in Greek mythology, conceived of and composed the score as a ballet. It was with this work, his second ballet set to the music of Stravinsky, that Balanchine, at age 24, achieved international recognition and began his lifelong partnership with the composer. Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), born in Russia, is acknowledged as one of the great composers of the twentieth century. His work encompassed styles as diverse as Romanticism, Neoclassicism and Serialism. His ballets for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes included The Firebird, Petrushka, The Rite of Spring, and Apollo. His music has been used in over thirty ballets originating with New York City Ballet from 1948 through 1987, including Danses Concertantes, Orpheus, The Cage, Agon, Monumentum pro Gesualdo, Rubies, Symphony in Three Movements, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Concerto for Two Solo Pianos, Suite from L'Histoire du Soldat, Concertino, and Jeu de Cartes.

Mercurial Manoeuvres - New York City Ballet
September 21, 2011 -

This witty and cheerful piece for 21 dancers opens with an explosive male variation — a series of bravura leaps performed to a trumpet solo — that is followed by rapidly shifting ensemble work for a corps of women which materializes from behind gauze panels on each side of the stage. After a quietly mesmerizing pas de deux of unfolding turns, arrested leaps and intricate lifts, the ballet ends with squadrons of dancers flying on and off the stage in ever-changing directions, patterns, and diagonals. An early reviewer compared the work's intricate geometry to the paintings of Kandinsky and Malevich. The score by Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) fell in and out of favor with the Soviet government as the composer's creative development and fortunes were often determined by political events in the Soviet Union. Shostakovich studied at the Leningrad Conservatory, where his work was encouraged by Alexander Glazounov, the Conservatory's Principal. Shostakovich's 1926 graduation piece, The First Symphony, catapulted him to prominence. During the next decade he composed a satirical opera, The Nose (based on a story by Nicolai Gogol), three full-length ballets, and the first of many film scores. Shostakovich, whose work was influenced by Gustav Mahler and Cesar Franck, wrote 15 symphonies (several of them with epic themes relating to the Russian Revolution and World War II), concertos, quartets, operas, and patriotic cantatas. Christopher Wheeldon, a former soloist with New York City Ballet, retired from dancing in May 2000. He was born in Somerset, England, and joined The Royal Ballet in 1991, the same year he won the Gold Medal at the Prix de Lausanne Competition. In 1993, he was invited to become a member of the NYCB corps de ballet. In addition to dancing, he has choreographed works for New York City Ballet's Slavonic Dances (Dvorak) (1997) and Scènes de Ballet (Stravinsky) (1999), Boston Ballet, Colorado Ballet, Ballet Inc., The Royal Ballet, the Royal Ballet School, and the School of American Ballet. His work can also be seen in the feature film Center Stage (released May 2000). In 2000, Mr. Wheeldon was selected as New York City Ballet's first Artist in Residence.

Atys - Brooklyn Academy of Music
September 21, 2011 -

It was an event: in 1989, Jean-Baptiste Lully's shimmering opera Atys arrived at BAM. The mastermind was conductor William Christie, and the orchestra was early-music ensemble Les Arts Florissants, whose incisive production rekindled the ravishing power of French Baroque opera for both New York City and the world. Created in 1676 for King Louis XIV and derived from Ovid's poem Fasti, Atys is a breathtaking marriage of the royal court's dance- and chorus-filled spectacles to Ovid's tragic tale of love lost to a vengeful god. Now, in celebration of BAM's 150th anniversary, Lully's allegory-rich paean to the Sun King returns to BAM to make history once more.

Opening Night - New York Philharmonic
September 21, 2011 -

Free Irish Gaelic classes - Gerry Tobin Irish Language School
September 21, 2011 - Babylon

Children and adults can take advantage of free weekly Irish language lessons. Check the website for the class that best suits you.

The James Beard Foundation’s Beard on Books Series to Feature Dorie Greenspan and Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home To Yours - James Beard House
September 21, 2011 - New York

On Wednesday, September 21st, the James Beard Foundation’s Beard on Books, an ongoing monthly literary series, will feature Dorie Greenspan, author of Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours. As a recipient of the James Beard Award for Baking, Dorie Greenspan decided to write a book about another one of her passions: France. Having lived in Paris part-time for over a decade, Dorie Greenspan focuses her book around what French people are actually cooking at home. The recipes given are easy to prepare as well as suitable for any time of day and contain tips for how to serve each dish and store leftovers. With 300 enticing recipes that combine traditional and modern recipes, Dorie Greenspan shows how simple a good meal can be. In addition to each recipe, there are answers to common questions about cooking as well as tips on special ways to prepare classic French foods ranging from mussels to beets. Beard on Books, an ongoing monthly literary series featuring readings and discussions with some of the food world’s most celebrated authors, is free to students with a suggested donation of $20 for nonstudents. Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino waters, illy caffè, Mighty Leaf Tea, and Green & Black’s® Organic Chocolate will be served. Sweets provided by Three Tarts. Guests are also welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch. Books will be available for purchase from Mobile Libris. To RSVP, please call James Beard Foundation Reservations Manager Colleen Vincent at 212.627.2308. For more information, please visit

September 21, 2011 - Manhattan

The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter Junior Committee is inviting New York City’s civic-minded young professionals, activists, philanthropists and other supporters to its annual Collective Consciousness gala on Wednesday, September 21, 2011— Alzheimer’s Action Day — from 8:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m. at The Park on Manhattan’s West Side. This annual fundraiser will feature fabulous cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, music by DJ Journey, dancing, and a silent auction. Meredith Viera, renowned journalist and television personality, will serve as this year’s emcee. Also in attendance as an honorary guest will be Alex McCord, star of The Real Housewives of New York City. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurological disorder that severely diminishes a person's memory, ability to reason and, ultimately, the ability to function. Every 69 seconds someone in America develops Alzheimer’s. The event’s proceeds will help the Chapter serve the more than 250,000 people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s that live in the five boroughs of New York City, their family members and caregivers, in addition to providing vital funds for research. Auction items include tickets to see Jimmy Fallon; a David Yurman color classics cable bracelet; Dover Race NASCAR tickets; and a behind-the-scenes tours of ESPN, including photo ops with “Mike and Mike” and the hosts of “SportsNation.” Tickets are $125 per person and $225 per couple, and are tax deductible after $60. Each ticket includes access to the Penthouse after-party, which will take place in the Penthouse at The Park at 11:00 p.m. There will be a cash bar at the after-party. A portion of the cash bar proceeds will be donated to the Junior Committee. To purchase tickets, visit or call Chelsea DeMarrais at 646-744-2967. Contact Chelsea for table, VIP, and sponsorship opportunities. The Junior Committee of the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter is dedicated to raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to a generation who may not be as familiar with the statistics and devastating effects of the disease. This is accomplished through events, education and support to further the efforts of the New York City Chapter. Committee members include young professional in their 20s and 30s.

AUDITIONS for Youth Chorus of Queens (YCQ) - Queen of Angels Auditorium
September 21, 2011 - Sunnyside

UNITY STAGE HOLDS AUDITIONS for New YOUTH CHORUS of QUEENS. Unity Stage Company is founding a youth performance chorus, like “Glee,” to be based in Queens, NY. Young people ages eight through eighteen will learn sight-reading, improve their ability to focus in all areas of study, and enjoy singing great Broadway and pop music in addition to traditional songs from around the world, all under the direction of renowned choral director Robert René Galván. Choral sessions take place on Saturdays from 12pm to 1:30pm at Queen of Angels Auditorium in Sunnyside, Queens, NY, easily accessible via several bus lines and #7 local train. There is free street parking in the neighborhood. “Cantíamo (Italian for “We Sing”) Youth Chorus of Queens is non-sectarian and will bring together youth from diverse cultural, economic and religious backgrounds to experience the excitement of performing at city functions and a variety of sporting and holiday events, with the goal of eventually participating in concert competitions around the world. Cantíamo YCQ sessions begin Saturday September 24. Additional audition opportunities will continue through mid-October. No preparation or prior experience required. To schedule an audition, please call 917-548-1086.

Funky Hip Hop Dance for Kids - Groove
September 21, 2011 - Larchmont

Free introductory 30-minute mini-class for children ages 6-9. Fun and age-appropriate introduction to basic hip-hop (basic rythm, stepping, popping and locking, and a short choreography routine). Call or email at to reserve a spot and for more information.

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! 3.0 (Tuesday Sept. 20th) - Mug Lounge
Through September 21, 2011 - NYC

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! Tuesday September 20th, 2011 ed. Todd Montesi and Justin Murray 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 Justin Murray 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 September 20th, 2011 lineup): Esteban ‘Tino’ Romero! Matt Nagin! The Return of Lorden Palomares! Kyle Bostic! Jesse Jones! Jay Nog! Phoebe Robinson! Et al.! Hosted by Justin Murray! Featuring Todd Montesi!! UG IT!

Plant Sale - Wave Hill
Through September 23, 2011 - Bronx

The end of summer doesn't need to mean the end of gardening with the kids. Visit The Shop at Wave Hill for their popular annual sale of signature plants. Then, take them home and get creative. Decorate pots for indoor plants that will help beat the inevitable winter blues or plant some to add some last-minute color to the front yard, communal garden, or windowsill box.

Steely Dan - Beacon Theatre
Through September 23, 2011 - New York

Steely Dan will return to the legendary Beacon Theatre in New York City and perform seven shows beginning September 14 through September 23, 2011. Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Steely Dan dazzled the public and critics alike in 2009 with their classic-albums-in-full "Rent Party Tour." Now the band is responding to overwhelming popular demand and returning to give fans more Steely Dan action with a new summer tour, Shuffle Diplomacy Twenty Eleven. This year's tour will showcase greatest hits and deep cuts alike; plus select cities including New York will feature performances of complete albums plus fan voting online to determine a night's set. Steely Dan masterminds Walter Becker and Donald Fagen have announced this year's program will also include an idealistic strategy for World Peace. For Shuffle Diplomacy Twenty Eleven, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker are back with their awesome group of players, now dubbed the Miles High Big Band, and their saucy backup trio, the Embassy Brats. The Band and the Brats include Keith Carlock (drums); Jon Herington (guitar); Freddie Washington (bass); Jim Beard (keys); Michael Leonhart, Walt Weiskopf, Roger Rosenberg and Jim Pugh (horns); plus background singers Carolyn Leonhart, Cindy Mizelle, and Catherine Russell. As part of their NYC engagement at the Beacon Theatre this year, the band will be playing special sets on each night. The September 14th show, entitled "Dawn of the Dan" will showcase tracks from the band's first three albums - Can't Buy A Thrill, Countdown to Ecstasy, and Pretzel Logic. On September 16, 19, and 20, the shows will feature full album performances of Gaucho, Aja and The Royal Scam respectively. On September 23, the band will play selections from Everything Must Go, Two Against Nature and The Royal Scam, along with additional favorites and selected hits. The September 17th performance is billed as "Rarities Night" defined as the unreleased, the mythic, the reborn, the rarely-if-ever-heard; on this numinous Night of Nights, all will be revealed (along with additional selected favorites and hits). By popular demand, Steely Dan is bringing back a request night on September 22nd where fans can vote for their favorite hits at

Yoga in the Park - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through September 24, 2011 - Long Island City

Come to Socrates Sculpture Park every Saturday, May through September, for free yoga classes designed for all experience levels. Kripalu yoga is a system of Hatha yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this waterfront environment of nature and art. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, and bring a mat or a towel.

Capoeira in the Park - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through September 24, 2011 - Long Island City

Come to Socrates Sculpture Park every Saturday, May through September, for free capoeira classes designed for all experience levels. Capoeira is a lively martial art that originated in Brazil over 450 years ago. Taught by Professor Abar?, self-defense techniques are concealed by graceful dance moves and acrobatics set to music.

The Lapsburgh Layover - Ars Nova
Through September 24, 2011 - New York

Welcome to Lapsburgh, your new home for your one hour layover! Our model citizens have prepared an exemplary theatrical entertainment for you to pass the time in maximum comfort and pleasure. We know you will be beguiled by Lapsburgh's many charms, and our people are on hand to embrace you! Laugh and weep your American travel stress away and make yourself at home in Lapsburgh. Please don't go! An Ars Nova commissioned piece from the twisted minds of The Berserker Residents. Written and Performed by JUSTIN JAIN, DAVE JOHNSON, LEAH WALTON, BRADLEY K. WRENN. Developed and Directed by OLIVER BUTLER. Scenic Design LISI STOESSEL Costume Design SYDNEY MARESCA Lighting Design BRIAN TOVAR Sound Design M.L. DOGG Production Stage Manager DONALD BUTCHKO Stage Manager CATHERINE ANNE TUCKER

What Matters Now? Exhibition - Aperture Foundation
Through September 24, 2011 - New York

The exhibition in progress What Matters Now? Proposals for a New Front Page will combine the crowd sourcing of images and ideas with the curatorial engagement of six visual image specialists. Over two weeks, blank walls will be filled with proposals for the contents of a 'New Front Page' in a post-9/11, globalized world.

New York Television Festival - Tribeca Cinemas
Through September 24, 2011 - New York

The New York Television Festival is a week-long celebration featuring screenings of the best independently-produced content, panels and talkbacks with industry thought leaders and creative luminaries and red-carpet premieres of the stars and creatives behind the seasons' most anticipated new network and cable shows. Jonah Hill (Allen Gregory), Jason Sudeikis (SNL), Marc Maron (WTF), Damon Lindelof (Lost), and Phil Rosenthal (Everybody Loves Raymond) headline the 2011 Festival. For a list of scheduled events and tickets go to:

Awakening: A Musical Meditation on the Anniversary of 9/11 - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through September 24, 2011 -

Pioneering contemporary music ensemble Kronos Quartet (More Than Four, 2007 Next Wave) returns to BAM with a heartfelt program comprising 12 compositions—including works by Michael Gordon, Terry Riley, Osvaldo Golijov and Gustavo Santaolalla, and John Oswald—plus gripping arrangements of traditional songs from around the globe. This stirring collection of works reflects upon those instances where traditional language fails us, and music steps in to restore what violinist David Harrington refers to as "equilibrium in the midst of imbalance."

Pilates in the Park - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through September 25, 2011 - Long Island City

Come to Socrates Sculpture Park, Sundays beginning May 8 through September, for free pilates classes for all experience levels. Classical pilates encourages proper breathing, spinal alignment, core strengthening, muscle flexibility and balance in the body. Taught by Cortnie Vitali, participants will leave feeling empowered and stress free.

Tai Chi in the Park - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through September 25, 2011 - Long Island City

Come to Socrates Sculpture Park for free tai chi classes for all experience levels. Led by members of the Taoist Tai Chi Society, these classes offer the opportunity to relax and exercise among the changing exhibitions of contemporary outdoor sculpture.

Pirate Snorkel Adventure - Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center
Through September 25, 2011 - Riverhead

Interactive Pirate Snorkel Adventure: help Captain Poseidon locate missing treasure. While searching the lagoon, you'll see tropical fish from all around the world. Call for reservations: maximum 15 participants per session. Daily from July 2 through Labor Day, then on weekends in September.

The Ohmies: 'Morning Wish Garden' - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through September 25, 2011 - Manhattan

Dance, stretch, and giggle with Bella Butterfly and Carlin Caterpillar on their journey to wake up Mr. Sun. Along the way, The Ohmies lead the audience in a series of yoga-inspired dance exercises as they make new friends and shake off their worries. For tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or visit

FIGMENT Sculpture Garden - Governors Island
Through September 25, 2011 - New York

See 17 amazingly creative, interactive, and sustainable sculpture projects on display.

‘Curious George: Let’s Get Curious’ - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through September 25, 2011 - Manhattan

Explore the neighborhood where Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat live. Encounter new challenges, materials, and ideas and learn like Curious George - through direct experience and problem-solving! Based on H.A. and Margret Rey's classic stories and the PBS KIDS® television series, feed children's natural curiosity as they explore early science, math, and engineering through hands-on play.

‘Curious George: Let’s Get Curious’ - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through September 25, 2011 - New York

Explore the neighborhood where Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat live. Encounter new challenges, materials, and ideas and learn like Curious George – through direct experience and problem-solving! Based on H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories and the PBS KIDS® television series, feed children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on play.

Sundae Sermon - Morningside Park
Through September 25, 2011 - Manhattan

Harlem's feel-good music and film series features a wide array of acclaimed international and local NYC DJ's spinning positive vibrations by way of soulful house, disco, classics, Afro-beat, Latin tunes, and more. There is dancing for all and activities for children, including face painting, hula hoops, and ball games.

Shakespeare's Gospel Parodies - West Park Church
Through September 25, 2011 - New York

"Shakespeare’s Gospel Parodies: A Medieval Mystery Tour" puts a modern twist on the Medieval Mystery Play Cycle with a “Living Museum” performance that mixes live actors with supporting dramaturgy via YouTube and self-guided tours available with WiFi so bring your smart phones! The Shakespeare plays contains 14 resurrections, 12 Apocalypses, 5 Virgin Mary Allegories, 3,000 additional religious references, a variety of Christ figures and were written using 14 different translations of the Bible. And yet none of the plays end in Paradise. Why do the Marys (Juliet, Ophelia, Desdemona) die before giving birth to the savior? Why are the Messiah figures (Laertes, Shylock, Bottom/Pyramus) defeated? Why is Hamlet an anti-Christ who compares his mother to the Whore of Babylon? Could the Shakespeare Gospel Allegories be not the work of a devoted Christian, but Satires? Could the foundational texts of Western drama question the validity of its literature? Join the Dark Lady Players as they explore these questions and their possibly solutions. RSVP:

New York Renaissance Faire - Sterling Forest State Park
Through September 25, 2011 - Tuxedo

The 34th Annual New York Renaissance Faire runs for eight consecutive weekends, through September 25. See jousting, a living chess match, and hundreds of brightly costumed performers enjoying a modern interpretation of 16th-century England.

Shakespeare's Gospel Parodies; A Medieval Mystery Tour - West Park Church
Through September 25, 2011 - New York

NYC's experimental Shakespeare company, the Dark Lady Players present a selection of Shakespeare’s religious parodies, taken from various plays, and arranged in a Medieval Mystery Tour around a 17,000 sq foot nineteenth century church building. This production puts a modern twist on the Medieval Mystery Play Cycle with a “Living Museum” performance which takes place on sets that the Woodshed Collective have created for their production of The Tenant. The audience walks around the building following the story. There are stairs and no elevator. The Tour may be joined at any time within the first 45 minutes. Runs Sundays at 4pm, Mondays and Tuesdays at 7pm. Free tickets at door.

Point of Departure - Theater for the New City
Through September 25, 2011 - new york

POINT OF DEPARTURE follows a series of extreme characters through the absurd landscape of a post 9/11 airport terminal. Hidden baggage fees and security pat-downs merely scratch the surface of the obstacles each passenger has to overcome, finally to depart to their chosen destination. This highly physical, multimedia production mines the dark humor of today’s airport experience. POINT OF DEPARTURE peeks into the wonder and frustrations of taking flight, as the audience is taken on a joyride of high-energy choreography, stimulating projections, and broad physical comedy. POINT OF DEPARTURE features Johnson Chong, Zoey Martinson, MacKenzie Meehan, Adam McNulty, and Court Wing. Has sets by Chris Morris with assistant David Meyer, costumes by Tilly Grimes, lighting by Gertjan Houben, video design by Katy Scoggin, and sound by Kortney Barber.

Amuse Bouche - The Brick Theater
Through September 25, 2011 - Williamsburg

The Brick Theater, presenter of the blockbuster New York Clown Theatre Festival in 2010 (and returning in 2012), does not want fans of Clown Theatre to go hungry in the meantime. This September, The Brick presents its biennial Amuse Bouche selection of outstanding Clown Theatre work: nine mainstage shows, three cabarets, and clown films and classes, with performers from Australia, Canada, Mexico, and the far corners of the U.S.

Feast of San Gennaro - Little Italy
Through September 25, 2011 -

The 85th Annual Feast of San Gennaro, New York City's longest-running, biggest and most revered religious outdoor festival in the United States. Although this is an annual celebration of faith, the Feast of San Gennaro is known the world over for its festive atmosphere, an 11-day event featuring religious processions and colorful parades, free musical entertainment every day, a wide variety of ethnic food delicacies, charming restaurants and cafes and even a world-famous cannoli-eating competition! The central focus of the celebration takes place every September 19th, the official Saint Day when a celebratory Mass is held in Most Precious Blood Church, followed immediately by a religious procession in which the Statue of San Gennaro is carried from its permanent home in the church through the streets that comprise Little Italy. The 10th Annual Cannoli Eating Competition takes place on Sept. 15 from 2-3; official feast day is Sept. 19; and the Grand Procession is Sept. 24.

PS122 Presents: Michel Groisman - The Invisible Dog Art Center
Through September 25, 2011 - Brooklyn

Brazilian Artist Michel Groisman has been exploring social interaction, elements of play and transformation in a variety of performances and interactive events since he graduated from the University of Rio de Janeiro (1994) in music. Groisman has evolved his study of inanimate musical instruments into a study of the human body and its relationship to materials and mechanisms of all kinds. Through these investigations, Groisman has created new “instruments” to be used collectively, and wearable devices to exquisitely challenge the preconceptions of performance. For his NYC Premiere, as part of his first US tour, Groisman brings four pieces - two solo performances (Porta das Mãos and Transferência) and two interactive group experiences (Sirva-se and Polvo) - to Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. All of the work closely and organically interrogates how we, as humans, share information, communicate, and conjoin. As a forum to discuss many of these ideas, a free Long Table Discussion on Proximity will be held on Saturday, September 24 at 61 Local, a bar located two doors down from The Invisible Dog, and will be followed by a game of Polvo. The interdisciplinary nature of Michel Groisman’s work has earned him art research scholarships from several institutions, including Rioarte (2004), Vitae (2002) and Uniarte da Faperj (2000). His work has been shown in museums and performance festivals such as: Tempo exhibition, MoMA in New York; II Bienal of Lima; festival de La Batiê, in Geneve; Festival InTransit the Berlin Lab, in Germany; Desviaciones, in Madrid; and Encontros Acarte in Lisbon, among others. Since 2004 he has been developing a partnership with Gabriela Duvivier, improv coach and Alexander Technique teacher as well as with Sung Pyo Hung, photographer and video maker. Recently he has developed a project that has been awarded the Rumos Dance of Itaú Cultural and has participated in the 29 Biennial of São Paulo. Wednesday, September 21 3 - 5PM: Sirva-se (Serve Yourself) FREE, recommended for families w/ children 8PM: Porta das Mãos (Door of Hands) $20 Thursday, September 22 8PM: Transferência (Transference) $20 9:30PM: Sirva-se (Serve Yourself) FREE for attendees of Transferência Friday, September 23 7PM: Transferência (Transference) $20 9:30PM: Porta das Mãos (Door of Hands) $20 Saturday, September 24 1 - 5PM: Polvo (Octopus) FREE, recommended for families w/ children 6PM: A Long Table on Proximity FREE and open to the public, located at 61 Local (61 Bergen St.) 8PM: Polvo (Octopus) FREE for participants of the Long Table, located at 61 Local (61 Bergen St.) Sunday, September 25 2 - 4PM: Sirva-se (Serve Yourself) FREE and open to the public To buy tickets, make reservations for free performances, and see more info please visit

Israel Galván - La Edad de Oro - Joyce Theater
Through September 25, 2011 -

Israel Galván, a winner of Spain's prestigious National Dance Award, opens the Joyce fall season with a sensational solo performance that shows why he has been called the William Forsythe of flamenco. Performing to pulsating live music that drives his lightning fast footwork, Galván embodies a post-modern approach to flamenco that strips the art down to its bare essence and gives it an inspired twist. "He is seductive without trying to be," proclaims The New York Times, "and if this is what new flamenco means, bring it on."

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company - Body Against Body - New York Live Arts
Through September 25, 2011 -

Body Against Body returns to Bill T. Jones's roots in the avant-garde with a program that revives and reconsiders the challenging, groundbreaking works that launched Jones and the late Arnie Zane, his partner and collaborator of 17 years. These works, two of which premiered at Dance Theater Workshop in the '80s, include some of the most significant examples of the postmodern aesthetic; pieces that redefined the duet form and changed the face of American dance. Both conceptually and physically rigorous, the works take on new life through the diverse dancers of Jones's company, providing a rare look at the origins of a widely acclaimed choreographer. The program includes the newly reconstructed duets Valley Cottage: A Study (1980) and Monkey Run Road (1979), pieces not seen in New York City since their premiere performances.

Mario Batali's Edible Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through September 25, 2011 - Bronx

Mario Batali's Edible Garden allows families to enjoy daily gardening activities and cooking demonstrations that showcase kid-friendly recipes with the chance to sample and search for ingredients in the garden. Regular cooking demonstrations in a state-of-the art outdoor kitchen provided by Viking, featuring the latest in Anolon Gourmet Cookware and stocked with groceries from Whole Foods Market, highlight easy, classic recipes created by Mario and chefs from his restaurants.

Lee Ufan - Marking Infinity - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 28, 2011 - New York

The Guggenheim presents the first U.S. retrospective of the artist, philosopher, and poet Lee Ufan, charting the artist's creation of a visual, conceptual, and theoretical language that has expanded the possibilities for sculpture and painting. For Lee, each artwork mediates a dynamic encounter between the viewer, object, and site that opens up "a realm of infinity where one can continuously bring one's self back to nothingness."

The Literary Horse: When Legends Come to Life Exhibition - Wilton Library
Through September 29, 2011 - Wilton

Enjoy an exhibition of photographs by Vanessa Smith of horses and riders, paired with quotations from world-famous books, highlighting those published before 1923.

Thursday Family Fun Night - KZAM
Through September 29, 2011 - Farmingdale

Drop in every Thursday for a one-of-a-kind experience at this new foam ball interactive play facility with 3 stories to climb and thousands of foam balls to shoot out of volcanos or blasters. Reservations are required.

Fulton Street Shopping & Music Under the Stars - Albee Square
Through September 29, 2011 - Brooklyn

Weekly free summer concert series in Albee Square, located in the Fulton Mall of Downtown Brooklyn. Each concert runs from 7-9 pm on Thursdays through the end of September and features local musicians. Performances on August 18th and Sepember 1st are sponsored by Berkley College. Also, participating stores will stay open until 9:00 pm.

Steinunn Thorarinsdottir's BORDERS - Dag Hammarskold Plaza
Through September 30, 2011 -

The installation features twenty-six androgynous, life-size sculptures, thirteen aluminum and thirteen cast iron, which extend throughout the park from First to Second Avenue on East 47th Street. BORDERS will be the park's largest exhibition to date and the first exhibition to incorporate the entire park.

Science Playground - New York Hall of Science
Through September 30, 2011 - Queens

The nation?s largest science playground features 60,000 square feet of exhibits for children of all ages. Slides, seesaws, climbing webs, a water play area, drums, mirrors, sand boxes, and more allow kids to explore science by playing.

WALK AMONG LIVE BUTTERFLIES - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 30, 2011 - Scarsdale

Step into the greenhouse and be greeted by native butterflies flying freely among the greenery. Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and discover the relationship between specific plants and butterflies.

Time Passes - Yorktown Museum
Through September 30, 2011 - Yorktown Heights,

Imaginative clocks with miniature scenes inside are interspersed with nostalgic artifacts from the Museum collection. Through September 30.

Special Display: A 22' USS Intrepid Model Made of Lego® Bricks! - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through September 30, 2011 -

Artist Ed Diment has assembled an amazing 22-foot-long, 550 pound model USS Intrepid out of LEGO bricks. The model USS Intrepid was crafted out of 250,000 LEGO(register tm) bricks, and is nearly 4.5 feet high and 4.5 feet wide. Diment resides in Portsmouth, England, where he originally built the model after visiting the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum while vacationing in New York. Free with Museum admission.

Jim Henson's Fantastic World - Museum of the Moving Image
Through September 30, 2011 - Astoria

The exhibition features over 120 artifacts, including drawings, animations, storyboards, props, and video material that illustrate Henson's boundless creativity and innumerable accomplishments. Among the highlights are fourteen iconic original puppets of such characters as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Bert, and Ernie, photographs of Henson and his collaborators at work, and excerpts from Henson's early projects and experimental films.

The Great Summer Zoofari - A LEGO Wildlife Expedition - Bronx Zoo
Through September 30, 2011 - Bronx

LEGO Master Builders have created a safari of LEGO block wildlife sculptures that will be on display throughout the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo. The expedition brings to life the challenges faced by wildlife due to habitat loss and threats to their survival, and aims to imspire visitors to help build a future for wildlife. Each guest will be given a complimentary Zoofari passport to help them plot their adventure through the zoo and guide them to each of the LEGO displays. Participants can stamp their passport at each of the six stations located throughout the park as they enjoy all of the LEGO creations including a tiger, Chilean flamingos, a gorilla mother and child, penguins, a giraffe, and Khansi spray toads, while learning about the real animals and WCS's work to save wildlife and wild places around the globe. There will be a Build Zone construction area and interactive activities where visitors will be able to construct their own LEGO wildlife sculptures and take part in the construction of a mystery mural. Guests can work with LEGO Certified Professionals on one weekend each month of the program. Wildlife Theater shows, crafts and activities with the Museum for African Art, and conservation learning stations will keep the whole family busy. Through September 30.

The Great Summer Zoofari - Bank of America Explorer Zone - Bronx Zoo
Through September 30, 2011 - Bronx

Hands-on activities and educational displays teach visitors about the tools of conservation. Visitors will learn how field scientists track animals in the wild with camera traps, how gorilla conservationists use data to determine which habitat areas to safeguard, and facts about animal diets. At the lunch tray station, kids can try their hand at preparing "lunch" for gorillas, tigers, and bears. Free with zoo admission. Through September 30.

The Great Summer Zoofari - Disney Vacation Club Adventure - Bronx Zoo
Through September 30, 2011 - Bronx

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the wild. From animal mask decorating to storytelling from the savanna, plus meet Camp Safari Mickey. At the Dancing Crane Pavilion. Free with zoo admission. Through September 30.

Time Piece - Museum of the Moving Image
Through September 30, 2011 - Astoria

In 1965, Jim Henson made Time Piece, an experimental short film that tells what he called "the story of Everyman, frustrated by the typical tasks of a typical day." The film opens with a man—played by Henson—in a hospital bed. A doctor takes his pulse. The pulse turns into a drumbeat, which becomes the percussive soundtrack for the film, in a syncopated score created by Don Sebesky. Through a series of jump cuts, we follow the man as he walks through city streets,suburban streets, and then, the jungle. Playfully surreal sequences are bridged by short passages of stop-motion animation. While the film retains his trademark sense of humor, it is also a bold example of nonlinear editing. The film is presented courtesy of The Jim Henson Company in the Museum of the Moving Image's amphitheater as a part of the on-going Jim Henson's Fantastic World exhibit.

'Are You a Wolf?' - National Comedy Theatre
Through September 30, 2011 - Manhattan

A healing theater show that brings together fairytale wisdom, the rhythm of Michael Jackson, and new ideas about health and wellness. Performed by physician Dr. Tatjana Maya, founder of the Dr. Fairytale Program, which brings the educational and healing value of fairytales and storytelling to seriously ill children and their families.

Galli's 'Aladdin' - National Comedy Theatre
Through September 30, 2011 - Manhattan

This is an interactive fairytale adaptation of the famous story from "1001 Nights." Written by award-winning playwright Johannes Galli, it combines humor and philosophy.

The Yak Packers: Early Childhood Art - Rubin Museum of Art
Through September 30, 2011 - Manhattan

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 September 30, 2011 - Manhattan

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.

Portable Praise: Shrines to Go! - Rubin Museum of Art
Through September 30, 2011 - Manhattan

Families will tour the galleries and visit the special Tibetan Shrine room where they'll see what a real Tibetan temple may look like, hear the sounds of monks chanting, and see the glow of flickering butter lamps. After learning why different shrines are made throughout the Himalayas and what they're used for, families will create their own shrine to take home.

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