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Things to Do With Kids in Bronx on September 8

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

Jeffrey Friedberg & the Bossy Frog Band - Nyack Farmer's Market
September 08, 2011 - Nyack

Toddlers can groove to some of their favorite tunes.

Summer Music Series - Bowline Point Park
September 08, 2011 - Haverstraw

Haverstraw's summer music series winds down with the Courtney, Greene, Schultz Band and The Mighty Spectrum Band. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for this twilight show with a special, double bill. The first band comes on at 5pm. The second band performs at 7:30pm.

Preparing Your Own Baby Food - CCE Education Center
September 08, 2011 - Riverhead

In this class you will learn how to safely prepare and store homemade baby food and gain a better understanding of infants' dietary needs. Call to register.

Happy Hour on the Harbor - Circle Line Downtown
September 08, 2011 - New York

Cruise along New York Harbor aboard our most luxurious yacht, ZEPHYR and enjoy a Happy Hour like never before. Straight up or on the rocks, every drink is on the water. Enjoy: 1 1/2 hour harbor cruise; Large dance floor; DJ Entertainment; 2 multiple level cash bars; Specialty and frozen drinks; Sun Deck and two fully enclosed, climate controlled decks. Must be 21 years of age or older, with valid ID.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
September 08, 2011 - White Plains

Join Toe every Thursday morning for stories and singing.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
September 08, 2011 - Garnerville

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

Trial Class - MusicClasses4Kids Fall 2011 Rhythm and Rhyme Song Collection - Beth Am Temple
September 08, 2011 - Pearl River

MusicClasses4Kids invites parents/caregivers and their infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children to attend a free trial class of their Fall 2011 Rhythm and Rhyme Song Collection. Class is by reservation only, with no obligation.

Trial Class - MusicClasses4Kids Fall 2011 Rhythm and Rhyme Song Collection - Tallman Bible Church
September 08, 2011 - Tallman

MusicClasses4Kids invites parents/caregivers and their infants, toddlers, and preschool-aged children to attend a free trial class of their Fall 2011 Rhythm and Rhyme Song Collection. Class is by reservation only, with no obligation.

87th Annual Yorktown Grange Fair - Yorktown Grange Fair Grounds
September 08, 2011 - Yorktown Heights

Highlights of the 2011 fair will include a horse show exhibition, livestock animals, audience participation games, carnival rides, a tractor and antique farm equipment parade, and live musical entertainment. "The Marvelous Mutts: A Canine Spectacular," and "Chase's Racing and Swimming Pigs" return this year.

Music for Young Children - Open House - Hoff-Barthelson Music School
September 08, 2011 - Scarsdale

HB Preschool for 3s and 4s, and Music Classes for Young Children (babies to five years).

Open Bounce Session - BounceU of Farmingdale
September 08, 2011 - Farmingdale

Enjoy an evening of music, inflatables, and games.

Thursday Corps - Prospect Park Bandshell
September 08, 2011 - Park Slope

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

Tales for Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
September 08, 2011 - Crown Heights

Travel to far away places in your imagination by listening to tales from around the world.

Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea - Brooklyn Children's Museum
September 08, 2011 - Crown Heights

Discover how diverse life really is under the sea by exploring animals up close and personal.

Dance Around with Nat - The Moxie Spot
September 08, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

Join Nat, the proprietor of The Moxie Spot, for an hour of singing, dancing around, and celebrating life.

Stargazing on Pier 1 - Brooklyn Bridge Park
September 08, 2011 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Join the Amateur Astronomers as they guide your eyes to the wonders of astronomy. Look for the telescopes on the Pier 1 promenade!

Paint Day - Staten Island Children's Museum
September 08, 2011 - Staten Island

Who knows? Picasso may have started like this!

Tot's Time Plus - Staten Island Children's Museum
September 08, 2011 - Staten Island

Preschoolers create artwork, perform sing-alongs, listen to stories, and visit exhibits.

Thursday Family Fun Night - KZAM
September 08, 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.

Old Burial Ground Tour - Old Burial Ground
September 08, 2011 - Huntington

Stroll through Huntington's Old Burying Ground and learn a bit of history, a bit of folk art and stories associated with the site. An additional visit to The Soldiers & Sailors building is planned as well. Call x403 for reservation and to purchase tickets.

Creating Extraordinary Mind and Body Wellness - The Family Wellness Center
September 08, 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.

Free Fitness Walk - Fort Totten Park
September 08, 2011 - Bayside

Step out with us this summer by walking along Joe Michael's Mile (the esplanade between Fort Totten and Bayside Marina). Adults can join us for a fitness walk with other activities such as lunges, picking their arms up, and more. The program begins with a 5-minute warm up and ends with a 5-minute cool down. A volunteer personal trainer from the nearby Personal Fitness Consultants leads the walk and warm-ups. No experience is necessary, so start walking.

'Divorce: For the Sake of the Children' - Floral Park Library
September 08, 2011 - Floral Park

Members of Collaborative Dispute Resolutions will discuss questions regarding the collaborative divorce process, which addresses the legal, psychological, and financial aspects of divorce. Call or email Info@CDRLI.com to register.

Celebrate EID with Music and Dance from Afghanistan - Queens Library: Pomonok Branch
September 08, 2011 - Flushing

Teach your kids about a new culture by bringing them to the Pomonok Branch of the Queens Library. Join the gifted musician and singer Khalil Ahmadi for an evening of folk and contemporary music from Afghanistan. Well-known in the local Afghan community, he has delighted audiences throughout the tri-state area and New England. He will be accompanied by the talented Uzbek-born dancer Yana Kusayeva, who will perform regional dances.

Meditation on Lovingkindess - Charlotte's Place
September 08, 2011 - New York

As it did a decade ago, Trinity Wall Street, Lower Manhattan’s three-centuries-old Episcopal parish, will open its doors in September to all seeking spiritual refuge. The parish will honor the memory of those so tragically lost, and mark the unparalleled efforts of the first responders, recovery workers and volunteer community with community observances offering contemplation, solace and the embrace of a hopeful future. The theme “Remember to Love” will inform the week of reflection and remembrance. Think of someone you care about or someone who inspires you as you open your heart and calm your mind at a workshop led by Sharon Salzberg on September 8 at 7 PM. This workshop will focus on remembering to love, cultivating a deep sense of caring for self and for all of creation. All are welcome. WHAT: Meditation on Lovingkindness Open your heart and calm your mind at a workshop led by Sharon Salzberg. This meditation will focus on remembering to love, cultivating a deep sense of caring for self and for all of creation. WHEN: Thursday, September 8th at 7 PM WHERE: Charlotte’s Place, 109 Greenwich Street, bet Rector and Carlisle NEIGHBORHOOD: Financial District COST: Free and open to all INFO: For more information call 212.602.0800 or visit http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/911. In the aftermath of 9/11, Trinity Church and St. Paul’s became sanctuaries for those seeking consolation after the destruction of the Twin Towers. Located directly across from the World Trade Center, St. Paul’s Chapel was shielded from falling debris by a sycamore tree, whose roots are immortalized as a ten-foot-tall bronze sculpture in the south yard of Trinity Church. For eight months after the attacks, “the little chapel that stood” was home to an extraordinary volunteer relief effort, becoming a place of renewal and inspiration for Ground Zero’s physically and spiritually weary.

Summer on the Hudson Presents Human Chess - Sailors and Soldiers Monument in Riverside Park
September 08, 2011 - Manhattan

Be your favorite game piece as you navigate the chess board from inside a Human Chess game, where chess becomes a team sport. All levels are welcome to participate.

Five Little Paintbrushes - Elwood Public Library
September 08, 2011 - Elwood

Learn colors though rhymes and a craft.

Yoga Program for Kids Ages 4-12 - Beth Israel Medical Center
September 08, 2011 - Manhattan

This program was developed for children with ADHD and autism spectrum disorders but is applicable as an important experience for all children. The program is designed to enhance learning and brain development for children by blending stories, yoga postures, breathing, and relaxation. The practice of yoga, with focus on the breath and postures, helps kids relax, focus, and become more flexible and emotionally balanced. The class is taught by integrative yoga therapist Jillian Friedman.

'Bravest vs. Finest' Comedy Finals Charity Event at Empire City Casino - Empire City Casino At Yonkers Raceway
September 08, 2011 - Yonkers

Four firefighters and police officers will compete in the finals of the "Bravest vs. Finest" comedy competition at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. The winning comedian will receive a donation to the charity in his or her name, a Yonkers Raceway harness race named in his or her honor, dinner at Empire Terrace Dining Room overlooking the track, and a booking at one of Empire City's future Comedy Nights. $5 donation benefits a Sept. 11 charity.

New York Says Thank You - IFC Center
Through September 08, 2011 - New York

Independent documentary, New York Says Thank You, makes its theatrical debut at IFC Center in New York City, September 2-8, 2011. The feature-length film follows the New York Says Thank You Foundation, which works to transform the 9/11 anniversary into a positive, hands-on platform for national volunteer service by rebuilding homes, community centers, barns and churches destroyed by disaster.

'Fire Burning Rain' A Rock Opera by Jihae and John Patrick Shanley - Highline Ballroom
September 08, 2011 -

FIRE BURNING RAIN multi-media rock opera was created by internationally renowned artist/composer Jihae in collaboration with two time Academy Award winning playwright/director John Patrick Shanley. Inspired by Joan of Arc, Fire Burning Rain tells a futuristic story of a heroine's journeys to free 'the light'. The people of the upper world become devastated as the natural resources of the earth are depleted and their bodies have grown into buildings and wires. The heroine is their only hope to retrive 'the light' to save the dying earth and humanity. The heroine's pilgrimage to the magical and eerie forest of the underworld begins...The 70-minute performance is a fantastical multi-media display, including live music, modern dance, elaborate costumes and digital integration that envelopes the audience in a dreamlike world.

EDWIN McCAIN BAND - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 08, 2011 - New York

Taking the stage for what's easily the 100th time in almost as many days, Edwin McCain casually joins his band as they start off another set that's impossibly tight and laid back at the same time. By the time his vocals kick in, it's clear that this is no ordinary troubadour on the club circuit. This is Edwin McCain, the voice that is romance incarnate, has launched a thousand marriages and stirred up Southern soul for over 20 years. For the guy who always dreamed of a life on the road, Edwin's massive pop hits "I'll Be" and "I Could Not Ask For More" were like pulling into glamorous, exciting towns along his never-ending tour. They were life changing and sent him off with incredible memories and nifty souvenirs but were always just a part of the journey, not the destination. "I've been lucky enough to experience a pretty broad range of stardom, and the lack thereof, throughout my journey as a musician," he once said with a chuckle. "I've been on television shows and won awards, but I've also lived in the back of a truck, and I've even worked the Drive-Thru at Krispy Kreme singing wedding songs." Surprising to him more than anyone else, those very songs have endured beyond all wildest expectations, turning into wedding anthems and misty-eyed soundtracks to countless wedding proposals. Over a million Dr. Phil viewers voted "I'll Be" as the best wedding song ever written, the New York Times dubbed him the "great American romantic," and at any given moment on this very day a radio station in America is playing one of his songs. "They're kind of emotional road maps," Edwin explains, "and each one, especially if you're connected to it in some real way, can change and grow and lead you in new directions of thought." "But the highlight of what I do is playing for and connecting with the people that come out to see me live. The fans - and I hate to call them fans - the friends of music that survive the advertising campaign long enough to understand what music is truly about, and have incorporated my music into their lives to the point where it is are part of their memories and emotions - those are the ones I do it all for." This philosophy, this innate ability to write songs that somehow every listener claims as their own, is not just reserved for the love songs but also in the soul-drenched party songs that fans fill the clubs to hear. The ones that weave seamlessly in and out of Edwin's versions of his own personal favorites like the Drifters' "Some Kind of Wonderful" and the Temptations' "I Can't Get Next To You," his unabashed love for vintage soul is worn on proudly on his guitar strap. His reverence - and talent - for great songwriting eventually found a partner in fellow tunesmith Maia Sharp. The two have played a musical game of ping pong throughout the years, writing songs for each others' albums then returning the favor, then back again. Among their favorites are "Say Anything," which Maia also sings on, and the new "Walk With You." "When Maia and I decided to write together again," recalls Edwin, "I said let's just start out with this song for a friend's daughter who's getting married, do a little song not for public consumption, just a nice song he can have for his daughter and a it'll be a good warm up for us to start writing the `real stuff.'" But "Walk With You" quickly took on a life of its own. "We had one of those `wow' moments," he continues, "and it sort of grew from that. By the end of the recording session, even the engineer in the studio was tearing up and you can't get a more jaded guy that the engineer who hears every single song out there." But the real test was putting it before an audience. "Performing it at the wedding wasn't a really fair gauge," McCain admits. "So I started putting it into my touring set list, and was floored when the crowds erupted mid-song. That just doesn't happen with new songs." A new classic in the making, "Walk With You" is already looking like a shiny new town beckoning to Edwin on his latest tour. "It's not about chart positions or record sales or anything like that," insists the man with 11 albums, a wall of platinum and gold albums that have sold in the millions, and reams of Top 10, 20 and 40 hits, "it just has to do with people coming together and sharing a moment, that's it. And that's all I ever wanted to do. I just love that moment in the small club and bar where every single person in there has a moment where it's silent and they get it and it's beautiful, that moment where the music that's coming off the stage is much more than the players and much more than the audience and something happens and you're sitting there and your hair stands up. That's it, man. I love it."

Open House - Music for Children - Trinity Episcopal Church
September 08, 2011 - Southport

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.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
September 08, 2011 - Garnerville

Stories, songs, puppets, and more are presented in Spanish and English. Registration begins one week before event for HKDPL cardholders and the day before for everyone else.

Art Lecture - Industry City
September 08, 2011 - Brooklyn

An evening of art and a lecture based on a juried art show of pro-Israel/Zionist inspired work. Juror Shalom Gorewitz presents exerpts about being a Zionist and artist along with examples of his video art and film. Light refreshments will be provided

The 2011 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition - Agora Gallery
Through September 09, 2011 - New York

August at Agora Gallery can only mean one thing – The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition! Agora Gallery is proud to host this annual event, showcasing powerful contemporary works chosen by the competition’s juror. The 2011 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition will take place between August 19, 2011 and September 9, 2011. The opening reception will be on August 25, 2011. The 2011 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition exhibition showcases the remarkable artwork of juror-selected artists from around the world. These talented artists work in a range of media and explore a wide variety of subjects and themes, united by their shared commitment to sincerity of expression and creative eloquence. They were chosen by competition juror Elisabeth Sherman, curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art and together their works represent what is most exciting and innovative about contemporary art. As part of an ongoing commitment to “giving back to the community we live and work in,” Agora Gallery will be donating 25% of its proceeds of the sale of artwork from the competition exhibition to the non-profit organization Art Start. Through its innovative programs, Art Start brings together art, artists and children in need throughout the Metropolitan Area. Exhibition Dates: August 19, 2011 – September 09, 2011 Reception: Thursday, August 25, 2011, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/exhibitionannouncement/competition_8_19_2011.aspx

Disney's Phineas and Ferb: The Best Live Tour Ever! - Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
Through September 09, 2011 - Bridgeport

Phineas and Ferb move from screen to stage in their quest to foil yet another one of Dr. Doofenshmirtz's evil plans.

110 STORIES Celebrity Benefit Performance - Skirball Center for the Performing Arts NYU
Through September 09, 2011 - New York

110 STORIES is a benefit stage performance to commemorate the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11, where film, TV and stage actors will share first person accounts of the tragedy. The event will be on September 8th & 9th at The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU in Manhattan. Participating talent: F. Murray Abraham, Lauren Ambrose, Andre Braugher, Billy Crudup, Edie Falco, Melissa Leo, Aasif Mandvi, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth, Vincent Piazza, Jeremy Piven, Andre Royo, Stelio Savante, Pablo Schreiber, Gabourey Sidibe, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Tony Shaloub, Michael Stuhlbarg, Kathleen Turner, Ben Vereen and Merritt Wever and others TBA. Tony Award winner Gregory Mosher will direct. According to 110 STORIES' Playwright/ Creative Producer Sarah Tuft, "It's the human side of history, without politics & agenda, giving voice to those who experienced 9.11 directly." A love letter to New York City, the play was most recently performed by an esteemed cast at The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles in 2010 with proceeds going to LA Red Cross for Haiti relief. The Impact Net proceeds from this year's event will go to the New York Says Thank You Foundation. Started in 2003 at the suggestion of a 5-year-old boy, The New York Says Thank You Foundation has grown into one of the Nation's leading organizations to transform the 9/11 Anniversary into a positive, hands-on platform for national volunteer service. Each year on the 9/11 Anniversary, The New York Says Thank You Foundation sends hundreds of volunteers from New York along with disaster survivors from around the country to help rebuild communities around the United States recovering from disaster. It's the group's way of saying "Thank You" for all the love and support Americans from across the country extended to New Yorkers in the days, weeks, and months following September 11. Founder Jeff Parness has been nominated for 2011 CNN Hero of the Year. Website: www.110storiesplay.com Advance ticket sales: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1957345473/sq1 Regular ticket sales: Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU, Box Office at (212) 353-3101 or http://skirballcenter.nyu.edu/calendar/110stories Donations: http://igg.me/p/35940?a=45686&i=shlk * There will be an opening night reception with the cast & a closing night party for VIP ticket-holders. For VIP ticket package inquiries, email tickets@110storiesplay.com

110 Stories - Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU
Through September 09, 2011 - New York

A two-night celebrity performance of Sarah Tuft’s 110 Stories will take place on September 8-9, 2011 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University in Manhattan. The production shines a light into the human spirit - revealing hope, humor and compassion in the midst of the tragedy of 9/11 - and will be performed by Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Piven, Annabella Sciorra, Kathleen Turner and many other high-profile actors. The net proceeds from the production will benefit the New York Says Thank You Foundation, an organization that works to transform the annual 9/11 anniversary into a positive, hands-on platform for national volunteer service. http://skirballcenter.nyu.edu/calendar/110stories or www.110storiesplay.com

NYC Fashion Night Out - TENJUNE
Through September 09, 2011 - NEW YORK

Ladies and Gentleman, New York Fashion week is almost here and Sam n' Jo & Paskal Lamour are celebrating NYCs Fashion Night Out at Tenjune! Fashion week is about art. It's about style. It's New York. Join us for an unforgettable evening. It will be the occasion to discover the new collection of Paskal Lamour. Paskal Lamour mens slim fit shirts, carefully crafted to go from daytime to dinner! Champagne and Cocktails to toast the beginning of Fashion week NYC * First hour complimentary champagne (7-8pm) * DJs Travmatic * Free limo service to event for ladies (groups of 8 to 20) * 20% discount on Paskal Lamour shirts with the promotional code 'SAMNJO' on http://plamour.com Suggested dress code: NYC Fashion chic Please RSVP at http://samnjo.com (our official website) Contact & Info For Limo or Bottle Service: sam@samnjo.com (646-544-4334) Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=151762028243768 New Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/181316611933411 Enjoy your time in NY !

Fall Registration - Long Island City School of Ballet
Through September 10, 2011 - Long Island City

Long Island City School of Ballet is accepting registrations for their Fall 2011 semester. The semester begins September 10th. Please visit our website for class descriptions, or call 718-781-1169 for more information.

2011 US Open Tennis Championships - USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Through September 11, 2011 -

We can think of one good reason to look forward to the end of the summer, especially if you're a tennis junkie: the 2011 US Open Tennis Championships. The first rounds begin on the 29th, with the women's and men's finals on Sept. 10th & 11th respectively. Visit website for tickets and more information.

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit - Washington Square Park
Through September 11, 2011 -

9/3-5, 9/10-11 (Closed 9/6-9). A showcase for fine artists and craft artisans from around the New York metropolitan area, the nation and the world. Attendees include art lovers, tourists, faculty and students from the area's many schools, and professionals such as interior designers. Noon-6pm.

A Chronology: The Guggenheim Collection, 1909-1979 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 11, 2011 -

In 1937, Solomon R. Guggenheim established a foundation with the goal of opening a museum to publicly exhibit and preserve his holdings of modern art. Since then, the museum's founding collection has been enhanced through major gifts and purchases from pioneering individuals who share Guggenheim's spirit. A Chronology: The Guggenheim Collection, 1909-1979 presents a visually dynamic time line of this extraordinary metamorphosis from private collection to public museum.

'Angelina Ballerina The Musical' - Dicapo Opera Theatre
Through September 11, 2011 - Manhattan

Angelina and friends perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig, and ballet, to impress a famous visitor.

Turkish Taste at the Court of Marie-Antoinette - Frick Collection
Through September 11, 2011 -

France has long been fascinated by the Ottoman Empire, and for hundreds of years the taste for turquerie was evident in French fashion, literature, theater and opera, painting, architecture, and interior decoration. Turquerie, a term that came into use in the early nineteenth century, referred to essentially anything produced in the West that evoked or imitated Turkish culture. It was during the late eighteenth century at the court of Marie-Antoinette that the Turkish style reached new heights, inspiring some of the period's most original creations, namely boudoirs or cabinets decorated entirely in the Turkish manner. In 1776 and 1777, several operas and plays with Turkish themes were performed at the French court, increasing the nobility's interest in Turkish style. Soon thereafter, three interiors à la turque were created for the comte d'Artois, Louis XVI's younger brother, and Marie-Antoinette commissioned boudoirs turcs for her apartments at Versailles and Fontainebleau. Since these retreats were intended for private entertaining, interior decorators were allowed more freedom than was permitted for the official, more public apartments at court. The highly theatrical rooms featured furniture and wall panels decorated with turbaned figures, camels, palm trees, and other Turkish motifs, but their form and function remained essentially French. Created for the royal family and wealthy aristocrats, the objects were always of the highest quality, made by the best artists and craftsmen of the day. This summer, The Frick Collection will present a dossier exhibition featuring several pieces made in the Turkish manner for members of the French court, including a pair of console tables acquired by Henry Clay Frick in 1914, that illustrate a particularly inventive aspect of French eighteenth-century decorative style. The exhibition is organized by Charlotte Vignon, Associate Curator of Decorative Arts, The Frick Collection.

From the Hand: Drawings from the Hofstra University Museum Collection - Hofstra University Museum, David Filderman Gallery
Through September 11, 2011 - Hempstead

This exhibition highlights some of the remarkable drawings from the Hofstra University Museum’s permanent collection. Artists represented will include Benny Andrews, Jean Cocteau, Harvey Dinnerstein, Arthur Gibbons, Charles Dana Gibson, Wolf Kahn, Ezio Martinelli, Philip Pearlstein, Diego Rivera, Norman Rockwell, Burton Silverman, Abraham Walkowitcz, and Benjamin West. The exhibit runs through September 11, 2011.

Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 11, 2011 -

This exhibition includes a selection of drawings made by Northern artists visiting Italy in the eighteenth century. Some were attracted by the crumbling ruins of well-known ancient buildings like the Colosseum, while others were drawn to more anonymous corners of the verdant countryside. Also on display will be a recently acquired pastel study of a French Dragoon by Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson (French, 1767-1824) for "The Revolt of Cairo," shown with other military-themed images from the Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods.

Tie a Ribbon of Remembrance at St. Paul's Chapel - St. Paul's Chapel
Through September 11, 2011 - New York

As it did a decade ago, Trinity Wall Street, Lower Manhattan’s three-centuries-old Episcopal parish, will open its doors in September to all seeking spiritual refuge. The parish will honor the memory of those so tragically lost, and mark the unparalleled efforts of the first responders, recovery workers and volunteer community with community observances offering contemplation, solace and the embrace of a hopeful future. The theme “Remember to Love” will inform the week of reflection and remembrance. From September 6th – September 11th, all are welcome to tie a ribbon of remembrance on the fence of St. Paul’s at Broadway and Fulton Street in Lower Manhattan. WHAT: Tie a Ribbon of Remembrance The public will be invited to tie white ribbons—symbols of remembrance—with the words “Remember to Love” on the fence of St. Paul’s Chapel from September 6th through September 11th. Names and prayers may be written on the ribbons. WHEN: Tuesday, September 6th – Sunday, September 11th TIME: 10 AM - 6 PM WHERE: St. Paul’s Chapel, Broadway and Fulton Street NEIGHBORHOOD: Financial District COST: Free and open to all INFO: For more information call 212.602.0800 or visit http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/911. In the aftermath of 9/11, Trinity Church and St. Paul’s became sanctuaries for those seeking consolation after the destruction of the Twin Towers. Located directly across from the World Trade Center, St. Paul’s Chapel was shielded from falling debris by a sycamore tree, whose roots are immortalized as a ten-foot-tall bronze sculpture in the south yard of Trinity Church. For eight months after the attacks, “the little chapel that stood” was home to an extraordinary volunteer relief effort, becoming a place of renewal and inspiration for Ground Zero’s physically and spiritually weary.

EPIX Movie Free-for-All - East Village: Tompkins Square Park, Coney Island: Luna Park, Brooklyn: McCarren Park, Queens: Socrates Park
Through September 12, 2011 -

EPIX partners up this summer with Verizon Fios and Rooftop Films to present a Movie Free-for-All where local organizations will play free outdoor movie screenings throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Over 30 films will be presented around the city in four different venues. EPIX will kick off this summer's outdoor movie phenomenon on June 30th at Tompkins Square Park featuring, Raging Bull. Other top feature movies include; Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Top Gun, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Iron Man 2, and many more. Throughout screenings, there will be promotional giveaway items including an iPad and more. For more information, visit www.epixhd.com/freeforall or contact FRANK PR 646-861-0843.

Beer Garden Tuesdays - Hudson Terrace
Through September 13, 2011 - New York

Hudson Terrace kicks off the beer lover's ultimate summer. Join us on Beer Garden Tuesdays on our rooftop terrace for unforgettable views and delicious brews! The finest craft and microbrewers have brought us their summer creations on tap, and their representatives are here to guide you through their unique balances of Hops and Barley. Each one different, each one perfect! From crisp lagers and flavorful ales, to robust stouts, porters, and everything in between! Your $25 ticket gets you samples of up to 5 master-crafted beers, as well as a bottle of your choice! New beers and brewers arrive every week, so experience the best of NYC beer culture all summer long! July 5th - Ruckus Brewing/Latis July 12th – Stella, Hoegaarden, Leffe blond, NEW Leffe Brune July 19th – Widmer/ Redhook/ Wild Blue July 26th - Goose Island Brewing Company August 2 – Paulaner Brewery August 9 - Brooklyn Brewery August 16 – Red Stripe, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Extra Stout, Guinness Draught Can, Harp, Smithwicks and a new brand that launches in August Guinness Black Larger August 23 - TBA August 30 – South American Tasting Cristal, Cusqueña and Aguila beers September 6 - TBA September 13th - Red Stripe, Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Extra Stout, Guinness Draught Can, Harp, Smithwicks and a new brand that launches in August Guinness Black Larger

Cruise Nights - Bear Mountain State Park
Through September 14, 2011 - Bear Mountain

The Rod Benders Car Club of New York once again hosts this popular, summer evening activity at Bear Mountain State Park. Families can check out hot rods and other vintage cars. There are also raffles, vendors, food, music and prizes. The season ends with the club's annual charity evening on September 14.

Wine Down Wednesdays - Hudson Terrace
Through September 14, 2011 - New York

Come join us at our weekly Wine Down Wednesday Wine Tasting. This informal tasting features a selection of 5 wines from various Vineyards. Wine Sommeliers will be on hand to discuss the colors and aromas as the flavor hits your palette. With your $30 ticket you can taste and learn about all of the 5 wines in the collection. After tasting all the wines, you will receive a full glass of your favorite one! *Dress Code Enforced: Business Casual Attire Only *Location (Rooftop) is subject to change

TIBET HOUSE US PRESENTS: THE DALAI LAMA AND HIS PEOPLE - Tibet House US
Through September 15, 2011 - New York

Tibet House US is proud to present an inspirational photography exhibit of archival pigment prints that celebrates the life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, his extraordinary impact on the modern world, and the Tibetan people he has guided in exile. The exhibit The Dalai Lama and His People showcases renowned photographer Don Farber’s works, which are also available in his latest book His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This exhibit coincides with the Dalai Lama's 76th birthday and the Kalachakra Initiation for World Peace in Washington D.C. The exhibition can be viewed from July 5th to September 15th with a special opening reception and book signing on July 19th from 6pm to 8pm, at Tibet House US. The Dalai Lama and His People beautifully captures the many facets of His Holiness the Dalai Lama across a 30-year span. His quieter moments in meditation present the private, contemplative individual. He is also seen giving teachings to thousands on stage, leading prayers with his fellow monks, and offering intimate blessings. With each moment captured, compassion, joy and sense of purpose emanate from this voice of world peace, self-proclaimed simple monk, and leader of the Tibetan people. This exhibition also features stunning photographs of Tibetans– child monks at play, women bedecked in turquoise, men dressed in ceremonial regalia, and faithful pilgrims journeying across the vast Himalayas. This range of photography provides an excellent glimpse into the joy and deeper spiritual purpose resonating within this endangered culture of the Tibetan people. Robert A. F. “Tenzin” Thurman, the President of Tibet House US says, "Don Farber has given us a great gift, using his consummate artistry to open a window upon the intimate presence of His Holiness at home, out in the world helping people, contemplating the ocean of life with his unaverted gaze of love and compassion.” Don Farber is one of the most significant chroniclers of Buddhism today. He has photographed Buddhist life for three decades and has been a special photographer for the Dalai Lama since 1989. He brings the spirit of modern Tibetan Buddhism alive with the inspirational exhibition, The Dalai Lama and His People. By following his footsteps through this photographic journey, we receive a rare view into the life of this beloved world religious leader. The photographs in the exhibition are available now in Farber's latest book, His Holiness the Dalai Lama –a vibrant collection of outstanding photographs presented with brief biographies and teachings–published by teNeues. ABOUT TIBET HOUSE US GALLERY - Since opening in 1998, the Tibet House US Gallery has featured exhibitions of classical and contemporary Tibetan art, as well as modern and contemporary art inspired by Tibetan culture. Exhibitions have included artworks from private collections and museums, as well as selections from Tibet House’s own Repatriation Collection. The Repatriation Collection represents an ongoing effort to conserve examples of Tibetan art and artifacts for their eventual repatriation. The 2,000 square foot Gallery is open to the public and includes a traditional Tibetan shrine room, which is available to visitors for quiet contemplation and meditation. Gallery Location: 22 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011. Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday from 12 to 5 p.m. ABOUT TIBET HOUSE US: Established in 1987 under the auspices of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tibet House is a non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy working to preserve, restore and present Tibet's unique cultural and spiritual heritage by means of a permanent cultural center, with gallery, library, and archives, and developing traveling exhibitions, print publications and media productions. Additionally they seek to share with the world Tibet's practical systems of spiritual philosophy and mind sciences, and its arts of human development, intercultural dialogues, nonviolence, and peacemaking, by means of innovative programs in cooperation with educational and other cultural institutions. Their New York City center is comprised of 7,000 square feet including gallery space, Tibetan Buddhist shrine, photographic archives, a lending library of over 1,000 volumes, and staff offices. In keeping with their mission as a cultural embassy, Tibet House U.S. develops and presents innovative educational and cultural programs for the general public. It serves as a central meeting place for the local Tibetan community to hold programs and events.

Tour de Fashion - Fashion District and Meatpacking District
Through September 15, 2011 - New York

During New York City’s Fashion Week 2011, fashionistas will have the opportunity to borrow one of the 30 bicycles designed by fashion royalty including Diane von Furstenberg, Isaac Mizrahi, Betsey Johnson, Elie Tahari and others. “Tour de Fashion,” was created by the Fashion Center Business Improvement District (BID) in an effort to highlight New York City’s legendary Fashion District as the birthplace and epicenter of American fashion. The bicycles were built in New York City by Bowery Lane Bicycles. Borrowing a bicycle is free of charge (credit card required) at either of two stations located in the Fashion District and Meatpacking District.

The Mommies - A Musical Blog - Landmark on Main Street
Through September 16, 2011 - Port Washington

A humorous look at the world of mommies…from pregnancy to empty nesting with laments about the postpartum blues, tween challenges, and a shout out to the Super Nanny for help with discipline. This production runs through September 16.

New York, New York - The Heckscher Museum
Through September 16, 2011 - Huntington

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, "New York, New York" pays tribute to the fortitude of New York City and the courage of her people. The city’s multi-faceted allure is revealed in images of architectural landmarks and daily life in her many neighborhoods. Works by Berenice Abbott, Gordon Grant, N. Jay Jaffee, Edward Moran, John Sloan, Abraham Walkowitz, Guy Wiggins, Garry Winogrand, and others.

Mother Goose Storytime - Greenwich Library
Through September 17, 2011 - Greenwich

Enjoy songs and stories geared towards babies, toddlers and pre-school children. No registration required.

Inspiration and Industry - American Women on the Home Front - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through September 18, 2011 -

The purpose of wartime posters was to unify and mobilize Americans. During World War I and World War II, U.S. government posters urged all citizens to make a personal commitment to the war effort. The special exhibition Inspiration and Industry draws upon original wartime posters to explore the contributions of women during these two conflicts.

Breaking Ground: The Whitney's Founding Collection - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through September 18, 2011 -

At the turn of the twentieth century, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an heiress and sculptor born to one of America's wealthiest families, began to assemble a rich and highly diverse collection of modern American art. This group of objects, combined with a trove of new works purchased around the time of the Whitney Museum's opening in 1931, came together to form the founding collection. This exhibition features a selected group of works from the approximately 1,000 objects in the Whitney's founding collection, including iconic paintings by artists such as Stuart Davis, Charles Sheeler, George Bellows, Rockwell Kent, Edward Hopper, and Georgia O'Keeffe, as well as works by lesser-known artists. Co-curated by Barbara Haskell and Sasha Nicholas. Breaking Ground: The Whitney's Founding Collection is the first in a multiyear series of exhibitions aimed at reassessing the museum's collection. Unfolding in chronological order over a two year period, these exhibitions will explore overlooked developments in American art and reconsider iconic figures and masterworks within new frameworks and contexts.

The American Lighthouse - Mystic Seaport
Through September 18, 2011 - Mystic

An exhibition celebrating the nation's lighthouses.

CT Responds and Reflects - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through September 18, 2011 - Fairfield

A retrospective of letters, printed materials and photographs honoring the Connecticut first responders of the 9/11 attacks.

Storywalk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 18, 2011 - Scarsdale

Reading and nature walks - this innovative program combines the two. Naturalist John Mancuso leads you along a woodland trail to enjoy Farfallina & Marcel, a favorite children's storybook. Kids can come by to enjoy Farfallina & Marcel as many times as they want, all summer long. Recommended for ages 8 and younger. Through September 18.

FREE Summer Street Theater Tour - Theater for the New City
Through September 18, 2011 - New York

An upcoming Street Theater Tour, which is FREE to the public. It’s Theater for the New City’s 35th Annual Summer Street Theater Tour. BAMBOOZLED! Or THE REAL REALITY SHOW is a rip-roaring Musical, a little Operetta for the Street. It is a funny and enjoyable street theater performance for the whole family. Performances take place in all the five Boroughs of New York City, please see the schedule at http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/street.htm All performances are FREE.

Spanish Speaking Parenting - Saltzman Community Center
Through September 19, 2011 - Hempstead

Enhance your parenting skills in this 6-week course. Topics include strengthening the parent-child relationship, effective discipline, raising healthy children, time management, and building a support system. Call for exact times and to register.

Young Architects Program 2011 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 19, 2011 - New York

This exhibition features the proposals of the five finalists in the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program and the five finalists from our new affiliated program at the National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome. Now in its 12th edition, the Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1 offers emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year's winners to develop highly innovative designs for a temporary outdoor installation at MoMA PS1 that provides shade, seating, and water. The architects must also work within guidelines that address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling. For the first time, MoMA and MoMA PS1 are partnering with another institution, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts of Rome in Rome (MAXXI), to create an international Young Architects Program network. The winning designs, by Interboro Partners (Brooklyn) at MoMA PS1 and stARTT (Rome) at MAXXI, will be on view throughout the summer in the respective museum courtyards. The project submissions of all the finalists -- including Raffaella De Simone/Valentina Mandalari (Palermo), Ghigos Ideas (Lissone/Milan), Asif Khan (London), and Langarita Navarro Arquitectos (Madrid) for Rome; and formlessfinder (Brooklyn), IJP (London), MASS Design Group (Cambridge), and Matter Practice (Brooklyn) for New York -- are exhibited at both venues.

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.

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.

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 - Atlantis Marine World
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 www.TicketCentral.com.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tropicana Friday - Queen Of Hearts
Through September 30, 2011 -

Affairs Afloat Presents Tropicana Friday!! General Boarding 8:00pm -9:00pm. Sailing from 9:00pm until 12:00am. Pier 40 @ West Houston St & the West Side Highway. Bronze Ticket $10. VIP Boarding 7:30pm - 8:00pm. No minimum purchase required. Silver Ticket $25. VIP Boarding 7:30pm - 8:00pm. 1 buffet ticket per person. Gold Ticket $40. VIP Boarding 7:30pm-8:00pm. 1 buffet ticket per person + 2 Drink Tickets per person. Call 212-987-9200 x302 to arrange your group of 10 or more. Live DJs spinning a mix of music: One level a mix of Latin Favorites and one level a mix of R&B, Hip Hop, Reggae & Top 40 Hits. Cash Bar & Cash Buffet Available. Professional/Trendy Attire Dress To Impress!! (NO Sneakers of any kind, NO Timberlands, NO T-shirts, NO Sweats, NO Head Gear, NO Flip Flops) Jeans are allowed as long as they are dressy (not ripped or baggy) and are paired with a nice top and shoes. A complete schedule of available dates can be found at www.affairsafloat.com or call 212-987-9200 for more information.

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

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