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FREE THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX WEEK OF AUGUST 13

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FREE Events for Kids in Bronx Find FREE kids events and family events in Bronx this week, August 13, including fun activities and events the whole family can enjoy. See what's going on this week 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 free fairs or holiday festivals happening this week. For even more free and low-cost upcoming events in Bronx, check out our complete calendar of events.

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Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through December 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

Abracadabra: Reading is Magic! - New York Public Library, Webster Branch
August 13, 2012 - Upper East Side

NYC Magician Evan Paquette, "Magic Evan," will perform a motivational magic show called "Abracadabra: Reading is Magic!" on Aug. 13 at Webster Library on the Upper East Side. The magic show is geared towards children ages 5 and older. After the show, Evan will facilitate a magic workshop during which he'll reveal some secrets and explain what books to read to learn more magic. The show begins at 4pm. The entire program will run for approximately 1 hour. Admission is free.

Imagination in Motion - Willowbrook Park
August 13, 2012 - Staten Island

Imagination in Motion draws on various theatrical styles, including mime and vaudeville, to create an athletic movement theater performance for all ages. Audience participation and a delightfully original soundtrack make it even more worthwhile.

Summer Reading Game - Dream Big READ - Hendrick Hudson Free Library
Through August 13, 2012 - Montrose

A variety of exciting Summer Reading Game activities, programs, and reading incentives all summer long for all ages. Kickoff June 23 at 2pm includes an interactive juggling and magic show from Flow Circus. All ages - free tickets available beginning June 8 at the library. Visit henhudfreelibrary.org for summer hours and a complete list of events, or stop by the library for a flyer.

Drop-in Summer Crafts - Wilton Library
August 13, 2012 - Wilton

Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a Medieval-themed craft to take home. No registration necessary.

Teen Own the Night - Sweet Dreams Ice Cream Sculpture - Floral Park Public Library
August 13, 2012 - Floral Park

Sculpt elaborate ice cream treats complete with syrup dripping down the sides. Dress for a mess; you'll be using Model Magic clay and a wide variety of mixed materials including tinted glue colors. These creations will look good enough to eat. Sign up online or at the adult reference desk. For Grades 6-12.

Opportunity and Impact-Works By Emigre Artists - Hofstra University Museum-David Filderman Gallery
August 13, 2012 - Hempstead

This original exhibition examines the role of �migr� artists in reshaping the nature of American art. The exhibit features artists who arrived from Europe during the early 20th century to present-day �migr�s from Cuba, and South America. American art traditions and directions have been profoundly influenced by the contributions of these artists. Artists represented in the exhibition include Joseph Albers, Jon Corbino, Andreas Feininger, Aaron Henry Gorson, George Grosz, Louis Lozowick, Gilles Peress, Ben Shahn, and Rufino Tamayo.

A Crafty Hour! - Little Joe's Books
August 13, 2012 - Katonah

At the end of a hot day of camp, pool, or running in the sprinkler, come in to Little Joe's calm, air conditioned space for a story and craft. Great for ages 3 and older.

Dream Big Adventures! Moon Lore And More - White Plains Public Library
August 13, 2012 - White Plains

A series of fun activities for 2nd-6th graders, who should bring their imaginations and creativity for stories, rhymes, and more about the moon.

TROVE @ the Movies: 'Dolphin Tale' - White Plains Public Library
August 13, 2012 - White Plains

A heartfelt story based on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. Rated PG (mild thematic elements), 113 mins.

SHSAT Math Preparation Classes - McGoldrick Library
August 13, 2012 - Flushing

Need extra help on the math section of the NYC Specialized High School Admissions Test? Students in grades 6 through 8 may take part in this 8-session workshop led by an experienced math coach. Students must attend all sessions and pre-registration is required.

Adventures in Color - Children's Museum of the Arts
August 13, 2012 - West Village

Your child can explore the world of color through a variety of 2D and 3D projects every Monday.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
August 13, 2012 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support group meetings for parents two Mondays per month. Please call for more information.

A Reptile 'Edventure' with Erik Callender - South Hollis Library
August 13, 2012 - South Hollis

Children ages 6 and up can join Eric Callender in a fun-filled educational experience. See, touch and learn about some of the world's most fascinating creatures.

Going Green with Rainforest Butterflies - Broadway Library
August 13, 2012 - Long Island City

Participants will glimpse the tremendous beauty and variety of the butterfly world using displays collected from expeditions in Peru, Costa Rica, and Guyana. Pre-registration is required.

Making :Lanyards - St. Albans Library
August 13, 2012 - St. Albans

Teens can spend the afternoon learning how to make the cobra, the box, and many other designs using lanyard strips. These plastic strips can be woven into keychains, bookmarks or even jewelry to give to family and friends.

Science Craft - Hollis Library
August 13, 2012 - Hollis

Children ages 5-10 can learn about magnetism and create their own glass stone magnet to take home. Pre-registration required.

Acting Out Workshop for Teens - Pomonok Library
August 13, 2012 - Flushing

Are you born to be a teen star, or dream of being the next Selena Gomez or Justin Bieber? In these classes that combine dancing, singing, and acting, teens can develop confidence, speaking skills and more through role play and the art of self expression. Program runs Aug 13-17, and you must register for all five days.

Teen Tech Week - Queens Village Library
August 13, 2012 - Queens Village

Teens can be a part of an Internet Scavenger Hunt from August 13-August 17. Contact Ms. Piedra for the list of items to look for online. Find everything on the list and submit them to Ms. Piedra by Aug 17 at 4pm you can get a prize. Preregistration required.

Toddler Storyplay - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
August 13, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Toddlers, 18-36 months, hear stories and play.

Peek-a-Boo Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
August 13, 2012 - Williamsburg

Babies and toddlers enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Get Moving Mondays: Free Zumba for Teens and Adults - Norwalk Public Library
August 13, 2012 - Norwalk

Get your groove on and get in shape at the library with free zumba classes. For ages 13 and up.

TEENFLIX: Airplane! - Westport Library - Levitt Pavilion
August 13, 2012 - Westport

Catch an outdoor screening of this 1980 spoof on airplane disaster movies. In the event of rain call 203-291-4840.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble
August 13, 2012 - West Nyack

Stop by the Children's department for weekly story time.

'If You Really Love Polar Bears' - Battery Park City Library
August 14, 2012 - Battery Park City

Making Books Sing is a NYC-based theater company and arts-in-education non-profit that promotes children's literacy and social development to family and school audiences. Making Books Sing's "If You Really Love Polar Bears" tells the story of Patchy, a little boy who loves polar bears and learns about the important role he can play saving the earth. The 30-minute performance incorporates music, puppetry, and physical comedy to educate children about climate change and its impact on animal habitats. ConEdison sponsored a five-borough tour in winter 2011 to family audiences at various cultural institutions across New York City. "If You Really Love Polar Bears" was created in association with the Wildlife Conservation Society and premiered at the Bronx Zoo in spring 2011.

Reading Buddies - Rose Memorial Library
August 14, 2012 - Stony Point

Children can show off their reading skills to a teen buddy or listen to that teen read to them. Each Tuesday through August 21. Call to pre-register.

Concert on the Green - Amish Outlaws - Cross County Shopping Center
August 14, 2012 - Yonkers

Bring beach chairs and blankets to enjoy the family-friendly show.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
August 14, 2012 - Wilton

This program offers songs, play, and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. No registration necessary.

Wonderful Ones and Twos - Wilton Library
August 14, 2012 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for toddlers and their caregivers. The finger plays, songs, books and activities are selected to introduce children to the library and to story times. No registration necessary.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
August 14, 2012 - Wilton

Independent listeners ages 4-6 years come for stories, short films, songs and crafts. No registration necessary.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
August 14, 2012 - Wilton

Three and four years olds are invited with their parent/caregiver for stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes. Children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration necessary.

Teen Drumming Circle - Rockefeller Park
August 14, 2012 - Battery Park City

Learn the basics of drumming and improvise on African rhythms. The circle is led by Maguette Camara, founder and director of Mane Kadang, a group of West African musicians and dancers. He teaches at Columbia University and the Alvin Ailey School of Dance. Traditionally hand carved, wooden West African drums are available to use.

Opportunity and Impact-Works By Emigre Artists - Hofstra University Museum-David Filderman Gallery
August 14, 2012 - Hempstead

This original exhibition examines the role of �migr� artists in reshaping the nature of American art. The exhibit features artists who arrived from Europe during the early 20th century to present-day �migr�s from Cuba, and South America. American art traditions and directions have been profoundly influenced by the contributions of these artists. Artists represented in the exhibition include Joseph Albers, Jon Corbino, Andreas Feininger, Aaron Henry Gorson, George Grosz, Louis Lozowick, Gilles Peress, Ben Shahn, and Rufino Tamayo.

Movies Under the Bridge - Dolphin Tale - Little Bay Park
August 14, 2012 - Bayside

Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. It takes the unwavering dedication of a young boy, and a team of doctors to bring about a groundbreaking miracle. Enjoy the screening of the uplifting family movie Dophin Tale, overlooking the beautiful Long Island Sound. Bring a low chair or blanket.

Cruise Night- Car & Bike Show and Festival - Oyster Bay - East Norwich
August 14, 2012 - Oyster Bay

Come see some of the finest vehicles on Long Island. From radical to rat-rods, Duesenbergs to Ducatis, car and motorcycle enthusiasts have been invited to bring their precious rides out for public viewing. If you'd like to show your vehicle, contact the Oyster Bay- East Norwich Chamber of Commerce. $5 to show your vehicle, free admission to walk in. Enjoy live music, 50/50 drawing, and other family fun events.

Writing Journal Day - Little Joe's Books
August 14, 2012 - Katonah

Every Tuesday, Little Joe's leaves out their Writing Journal for contributions. Kids can write a story, book review, or whatever they like, and be "published" in the binder.

6-5-4 Let's Explore: 'Space Lingo Bingo' - White Plains Public Library
August 14, 2012 - White Plains

Explore different activities - a special program for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Test your knowledge of outer space while playing the Space Lingo Bingo game. Prizes and fun.

Tuesday Tales - The Field Library
August 14, 2012 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun for 3-5 year olds.

Eco Origami with Karen Wellington - Woodside Library
August 14, 2012 - Woodside

Children ages 6-12 can learn fun ways to use recycled paper products. Make an origami wind toy, a hopping frog, and an extra special box to carry their creations home. Pre-registration is required.

Stories in the Garden - Wave Hill
August 14, 2012 - Bronx

Each week, a "mystery reader" from Wave Hill's staff shares a few of her or his favorite stories with budding young naturalists. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Ideal for children ages 3 and older and their adult companions. Admission to the grounds is free all day.

Learn The Drums - Long Island City Library
August 14, 2012 - Long Island City

Parents, watch your little drummer boy or girl have fun while they learn to play the drums. Pre-registration is required.

Acting Out Workshop for Teens - Pomonok Library
August 14, 2012 - Flushing

Are you born to be a teen star, or dream of being the next Selena Gomez or Justin Bieber? In these classes that combine dancing, singing, and acting, teens can develop confidence, speaking skills and more through role play and the art of self expression. Program runs Aug 13-17, and you must register for all five days.

Teen Tech Week - Queens Village Library
August 14, 2012 - Queens Village

Teens can be a part of an Internet Scavenger Hunt from August 13-August 17. Contact Ms. Piedra for the list of items to look for online. Find everything on the list and submit them to Ms. Piedra by Aug 17 at 4pm you can get a prize. Preregistration required.

Hudson River Extravaganza - Pomonok Library
August 14, 2012 - Flushing

Children ages 6-12 can learn to identify fish and aquatic invertebrates from the Hudson River in this hands-on, interactive program. Pre-registration is required.

Read & Seed - Brooklyn Public Library, Walt Whitman branch
August 14, 2012 - Fort Greene

Kids learn about plants and gardening through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories.

Anime Club for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Clarendon branch
August 14, 2012 - Midwood

Watch anime, think anime, live anime at this gathering for teen anime fans.

FLASHLIGHT STORYTIME ON JESUP GREEN - Westport Library
August 14, 2012 - Westport

Bring a flashlight and your best bedtime buddy to this family story time. Meets on Jesup Green (or Higgins Room if it rains).

FLASHLIGHT STORYTIME ON JESUP GREEN - Westport Library
August 14, 2012 - Westport

Bring a flashlight and your best bedtime buddy to this family story time. Meets on Jesup Green (or Higgins Room if it rains).

STORY TIME UNDER THE APPLIE TREE AT LONGSHORE - Evan Harding Point - Longshore
August 14, 2012 - Westport

Meet at Evan Harding Point. No Westport beach sticker needed. See westportlibrary.org for directions. Rain cancels the program.

Gardening at Steinway Library - Steinway Library
August 14, 2012 - Astoria

Help beautify the community. Bring your family every Tuesday and Thursday to help plant and water the garden which filled with lots of luscious flowers, plants and vegetables. In case of rain, gardening activities will take place in meeting room. No registration needed.

Dirty Sock Funtime Band - Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
August 14, 2012 - Brownsville

Rock out with this high-energy band that seems to have appeared all over TV and has garnered so many accolades and aggrandizement that we'll simply explode with excitement telling you how great they are. But, they are really fun!

Dirty Socks Funtime Band - Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
August 14, 2012 - Brownsville

Rock out with this high-NRG band that seems to have appeared all over TV and has garnered so many accolades and aggrandizement that we'll simply explode with excitement telling you how great they are. But, they are really fun!

CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: The Pickney Players - Underwood Park
August 14, 2012 - Clinton Hill

The Pickney Players present "Irie Island," a vibrant celebration of Caribbean culture. Children and adults of all ages are invited to share in beloved stories, songs, poetry and dance.

Falconry and the Medieval World - Wilton Library
August 14, 2012 - Wilton

Wingmasters bring along several live birds-of-prey and talk about the biology of birds, hunting, and their use in the Middle Ages. Registration required.

Word for Word Storytime - Reading Room in Bryant Park
August 14, 2012 - Midtown

Meow-a-long with Cali Co Cat and hear fun tails and jokes to boot.

Wondrous Stories Band-Concert - East Village Green
August 14, 2012 - Levittown

Come out and experience a "British Invasion" as the group plays the music of the Beatles, the Who and Pink Floyd.

Gardening at Steinway Library - Steinway Library
August 14, 2012 - Astoria

Help beautify the community. Bring your family every Tuesday and Thursday to help plant and water the garden which filled with lots of luscious flowers, plants and vegetables. In case of rain, gardening activities will take place in meeting room. No registration needed.

Parent Presentation - Care To Connect
August 14, 2012 - Fairfield

Come learn about our new fall programs that target students who need additional support both socially and academically in a small structured nuturing setting run by licensed therapists and certified teachers.

Watermelon Wednesday - Congregation Sons of Israel
August 15, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Parents with preschoolers are invited for a story, snack, and social time.

Fireworks! - Playland Park
August 15, 2012 - Rye

Fireworks displays every Wednesday and Friday night, through August 31. Insider Tips: Avoid Playland Parkway if you're driving - use Boston Post Road and other local roads. You can skip paying entrance fees and watch the fireworks from the beach boardwalk or the grass embankments leading down to the Playland parking area.

Summer Concert - Riverfront Park
August 15, 2012 - Stony Point

Stony Point's summer concert series continues with the music of Eddie Courtney.

'If You Really Love Polar Bears' - New York Public Library, Columbus Branch
August 15, 2012 - Hell's Kitchen

Making Books Sing is a NYC-based theater company and arts-in-education non-profit that promotes children's literacy and social development to family and school audiences. Making Books Sing's "If You Really Love Polar Bears" tells the story of Patchy, a little boy who loves polar bears and learns about the important role he can play saving the earth. The 30-minute performance incorporates music, puppetry, and physical comedy to educate children about climate change and its impact on animal habitats. ConEdison sponsored a five-borough tour in winter 2011 to family audiences at various cultural institutions across New York City. "If You Really Love Polar Bears" was created in association with the Wildlife Conservation Society and premiered at the Bronx Zoo in spring 2011.

Pajama Storytime - Scarsdale Public Library
August 15, 2012 - Scarsdale

Storytime in jammies! No registration required.

Drop-In Chess - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
August 15, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

Learn to play chess under the trees. An experienced chess instructor leads children and teens in the popular strategy game.

Storytelling - Alley Pond Park
August 15, 2012 - Oakland Gardens

Enjoy live storytelling of children's books along with a fun children's craft project. Please bring a low chair or blanket.

Opportunity and Impact-Works By Emigre Artists - Hofstra University Museum-David Filderman Gallery
August 15, 2012 - Hempstead

This original exhibition examines the role of �migr� artists in reshaping the nature of American art. The exhibit features artists who arrived from Europe during the early 20th century to present-day �migr�s from Cuba, and South America. American art traditions and directions have been profoundly influenced by the contributions of these artists. Artists represented in the exhibition include Joseph Albers, Jon Corbino, Andreas Feininger, Aaron Henry Gorson, George Grosz, Louis Lozowick, Gilles Peress, Ben Shahn, and Rufino Tamayo.

Watermelon Wednesdays Story Time - Congregation Sons of Israel
August 15, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Parent, grandparents, and caregivers with pre-schoolers are invited for a story, snack, and schmoozing. Wednesdays through August 29. Free, Fun Snack, Story and Schmooze every Wednesday during the summer. For more information and registration call 845-358-3767 or contact csioffice@optonline.net.

Toddler Yoga - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
August 15, 2012 - Garnerville

This creative approach to yoga will stimulate your child's imagination while enhancing sensory and motor development. Simple yoga poses will be introduced and combined with stories, music, and props. Come stretch, strengthen, and relax while bonding with your toddler in a unique way.

Preschool Yoga - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
August 15, 2012 - Garnerville

This playful class will move your child's body and enhance their imagination. Simple yoga poses will be incorporated into games, music, stories, and art. Increased body awareness, attention span, energy release, and relaxation are just some of the benefits of this fun class.

Book Babies - The Field Library
August 15, 2012 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time.

Dreamcatchers Crafts - Chappaqua Public Library
August 15, 2012 - Chappaqua

A colorful craft activity for kids entering K-4th grades. Registration required.

Storytelling - Alley Pond Park
August 15, 2012 - Douglaston

Kids ages 10 years and younger may enjoy live storytelling of children's books along with a crafts project.

Sunset Wednesday at Wave Hill - Wave Hill
August 15, 2012 - Bronx

Join a guided garden walk or wander onto the Great Lawn to enjoy a plein air performance by local BxIndie musicians, through the Bronx Council on the Arts. Bring your own folding chair and enjoy the concert from the comfort of your own favorite seat. The Shop at Wave Hill and Food Service open until 8pm. Check the schedule at wavehill.org/visit, and for info. about free shuttle service to and from Metro-North and the #1 subway.

Summer Sounds Concert Series - Showtime Dance Band - Hudson Park Bandshell
August 15, 2012 - New Rochelle

Everything danceable - from Motown, R&B, soul, funk, classic disco, pop, dance rock, and jazz. Presented by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, in partnership with the New Rochelle Dept. of Parks and Recreation, and sponsored by Webster Bank.

Acting Out Workshop for Teens - Pomonok Library
August 15, 2012 - Flushing

Are you born to be a teen star, or dream of being the next Selena Gomez or Justin Bieber? In these classes that combine dancing, singing, and acting, teens can develop confidence, speaking skills and more through role play and the art of self expression. Program runs Aug 13-17, and you must register for all five days.

Teen Tech Week - Queens Village Library
August 15, 2012 - Queens Village

Teens can be a part of an Internet Scavenger Hunt from August 13-August 17. Contact Ms. Piedra for the list of items to look for online. Find everything on the list and submit them to Ms. Piedra by Aug 17 at 4pm you can get a prize. Preregistration required.

Big Dream Opera-Unleashed - Broadway Library
August 15, 2012 - Long Island City

Teens may learn to appreciate opera, starting with well-known Looney Tunes cartoons that use it or spoof it.

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
August 15, 2012 - Dyker Heights

Babies and toddlers hear stories and play.

Dream Big: Create a 'When I Grow Up' Mobile - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
August 15, 2012 - Homecrest

Kids design a mobile and collage depicting their dreams and aspirations of when they grow up.

STORYTIME ON THE GREEN - Westport Library
August 15, 2012 - Westport

Bring a blanket and cool off in the shade of the big pine. For all ages with an adult. Meet at Jesup Green (or Higgins Room if it rains).

NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer - Bloomingdale Park
August 15, 2012 - Staten Island

Enjoy the comical Judy Moody as she attempts to revive summer plans that have gone awry.

Music in the Grove: Robbie K and Friends - Fort Greene Park
August 15, 2012 - Brooklyn

Robbie combines her love for children's theater, storytelling, and her great music into a truly fun and interactive show.

Bessie's Big Shot - Greenwood Playground
August 15, 2012 - Kensington

Bessie the cow has long dreamed of being in the circus. In this variety show, through trials and tribulation, we get to see if her dream comes true.

Hayes Greenfield's Jazz-Ma-Tazz - Faber Pool and Park
August 15, 2012 - Staten Island

A great, interactive music program that introduces kids to jazz and, moreover, music in general. Kids get to try out their talent with a band.

Bari Koral Family Rock Band - The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts
August 15, 2012 - Westport

Koral sings Beatles-influenced pop songs about farms and cars that will have kids up and moving during this interactive show. Little ones will happily sing along with the proclaimed "Sheryl Crow for kids." Sponsored by Melissa & Doug

Steven Maglio Concert - Rath Park
August 15, 2012 - Franklin Square

Steven Maglio pays tribute to Frank Sinatra with music and memories of "Ol' Blue Eyes."

Teen Sportscasting Class - Manhasset Library
August 15, 2012 - Manhasset

Vinny Micucci, a professional sportscaster, will teach teens how to call a game.

Jeffrey Friedberg & the Bossy Frog Band - Nyack Farmer's Market
August 16, 2012 - Nyack

The Bossy Frog returns for another season of free concerts at the Farmer's Market. Arrive early. The "boss-ter," as my daughter calls him, draws a big crowd.

Storytime for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
August 16, 2012 - Stony Point

Bring your favorite toddler for storytime with picture books, Mother Goose rhymes, finger plays, movement with music, a themed coloring sheet, and bubbles. Each Thursday through August 16. Pre-registration required.

106.7 Lite FM Presents Broadway in Bryant Park - Bryant Park
Through August 16, 2012 - Midtown

Welcome back Broadway in Bryant Park presented by 106.7 Lite FM, Broadway and Off-Broadway lunchtime performances free of charge. The lineup for this year's "Broadway in Bryant Park" series presented by 106.7 Lite FM is looking to be one of the strongest to date. Sponsored by Resorts World Casino New York City and hosted by Lite FM's on-air personalities including Delilah Luke and Helen Little, the on- and off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run every Thursday starting July 12 at 12:30pm through August 16 on the Bryant Park Stage. The event is open to the public and absolutely free. The line-up includes talent from several Tony nominated shows and some past winners such as "Mamma Mia!", "Wicked", "Sister Act", "The Lion King", "Spider Man", and "Jersey Boys."

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
August 16, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-7 are invited for stories, songs, finger plays, and more in Spanish and English. Pre-registration is required. Thursday evenings through August 30.

Opportunity and Impact-Works By Emigre Artists - Hofstra University Museum-David Filderman Gallery
August 16, 2012 - Hempstead

This original exhibition examines the role of �migr� artists in reshaping the nature of American art. The exhibit features artists who arrived from Europe during the early 20th century to present-day �migr�s from Cuba, and South America. American art traditions and directions have been profoundly influenced by the contributions of these artists. Artists represented in the exhibition include Joseph Albers, Jon Corbino, Andreas Feininger, Aaron Henry Gorson, George Grosz, Louis Lozowick, Gilles Peress, Ben Shahn, and Rufino Tamayo.

Movie Night: 'Smurfs' - Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park
August 16, 2012 - East Meadow

Families are given the opportunity to experience watching family-friendly movies together.

Story Hour with Miss Kathy! - Little Joe's Books
August 16, 2012 - Katonah

Miss Kathy charms children each Thursday with the best stories under Little Joe's Books' roof. Great for ages 3 and older.

Summer Stage Kids - Central Park Zoo's Wildlife Theater - Queensbridge Park
August 16, 2012 - Long Island City

Kids may enjoy this interactive theatre program that inspires audiences to learn and care more about the natural world.

Jazzmobile - Louis Armstrong House Museum
August 16, 2012 - Corona

Families may enjoy an evening of music at this annual outdoor block party. Hear Mexican-born pianist, composer, educator, Arturo O'Farrill at this event.

SHSAT Math Preparation Classes - McGoldrick Library
August 16, 2012 - Flushing

Need extra help on the math section of the NYC Specialized High School Admissions Test? Students in grades 6 through 8 may take part in this 8-session workshop led by an experienced math coach. Students must attend all sessions and pre-registration is required.

Eat Smart New York - Ossining Public Library
August 16, 2012 - Ossining

For parents (includes activities for children during workshop). Free nutrition and food series, presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Includes healthy recipe tasting. In the Children's Program Room. Advanced registration required.

Acting Out Workshop for Teens - Pomonok Library
August 16, 2012 - Flushing

Are you born to be a teen star, or dream of being the next Selena Gomez or Justin Bieber? In these classes that combine dancing, singing, and acting, teens can develop confidence, speaking skills and more through role play and the art of self expression. Program runs Aug 13-17, and you must register for all five days.

Teen Tech Week - Queens Village Library
August 16, 2012 - Queens Village

Teens can be a part of an Internet Scavenger Hunt from August 13-August 17. Contact Ms. Piedra for the list of items to look for online. Find everything on the list and submit them to Ms. Piedra by Aug 17 at 4pm you can get a prize. Preregistration required.

Elvis Aloha - Seaside Library
August 16, 2012 - Rockaway Park

Families may enjoy watching Elvis (Bob Wilson)as he performs classic hits, including Jailhouse Rock, All Shook Up, Teddy Bear, and more.

Teen Talk Show - Pomonok Library
August 16, 2012 - Flushing

At this forum, teens can speak their minds and talk about real issues. Come with a positive attitude and prepare to talk among peers on diverse issues including Teen Love, Battle of the Sexes, and Stop and Frisk.

Story Craft - Brooklyn Public Library, Pacific branch
August 16, 2012 - Park Slope

Preschoolers hear a story and create an arts and crafts project as a follow-up activity.

Learn How to Sew - Brooklyn Public Library, Cypress Hills branch
August 16, 2012 - Cypress Hills

Kids learn how to sew and create fashion projects.

STORY TIME UNDER THE APPLIE TREE AT LONGSHORE - Evan Harding Point - Longshore
August 16, 2012 - Westport

Meet at Evan Harding Point. No Westport beach sticker needed. See westportlibrary.org for directions. Rain cancels the program.

St. George Film Series: The Sandlot - Richmond County Bank Ballpark
August 16, 2012 - Staten Island

Enjoy this root-for-the-underdog tale about a new kid in town who musters up the courage to play ball with the neighborhood kids.

Ready, Set? READ! Summer Finale - Norwalk Public Library
August 16, 2012 - Norwalk

Squeaky Clean is an oldies rock band and their music closes out the summer reading program.

TEEN ANIM? CLUB - Westport Library
August 16, 2012 - Westport

The event will be determined by participants, so come with ideas. For middle school and up. Register online.

Films in Tompkins: Poltergeist - Tompkins Square Park
August 16, 2012 - East Village

HOWL! Arts, Inc., producer of the HOWL! Festival and other events designed to highlight the energy and imagination of the East Village creative community, presents Films in Tompkins, a series of Thursday evening screenings in Tompkins Square Park marrying film and live music. This week features "Poltergeist" with music by Timbila. Dedicated to serving the community and nurturing creativity, the Films in Tompkins showcases the rich artistic diversity of the East Village and engages and incites people to connect with the arts and each other. All events are free and feature live music. HOWL Arts, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization inspired by the late poet-philosopher Allen Ginsberg, a lifelong spokesperson for peace, justice, and freedom of expression.

End of Teen Summer Program - Wilton Library
August 16, 2012 - Wilton

Students enter grades 6-12 make ice cream sundaes and play video games. The winner of the grand prize is announced. Registration suggested.

A Steely Dan Tribute - Shell Creek Park
August 16, 2012 - Island Park

"Reelin' in the Years" with FM- A Steely Dan Tribute.

Gardening at Steinway Library - Steinway Library
August 16, 2012 - Astoria

Help beautify the community. Bring your family every Tuesday and Thursday to help plant and water the garden which filled with lots of luscious flowers, plants and vegetables. In case of rain, gardening activities will take place in meeting room. No registration needed.

Jaguar 'Chill NY' - Highline Park
August 16, 2012 - West Village

Beat the heat this August with Jaguar at a never-before seen, unique winter experience in Manhattan. The British brand is creating the Jaguar "Chill NY" at The Highline, a wonderland of ice skating and snow, to showcase its latest models dependable in any weather. Open Aug. 16-18 and free to all consumers, the winter oasis will feature an amazing life-size snow globe that will house an ice rink (skates included) and also offer demos from professional skaters, entertainment, and cool treats.

Free Stroller Talk and Demo - Wee Babe
August 16, 2012 - Williamsburg

Visit lovely Williamsburg for a free stroller discussion and demo presented by Wee Babe & Motherburg NYC. They'll be exploring the ins and outs of buying a stroller, what to look for and what to avoid. Drinks and snacks will be served. RSVP at the above website.

High Line Teen Picks: 'Freedom Writers' - High Line
August 16, 2012 - West Village

Friends of the High Line presents High Line Teen Picks, the park's first-ever free set of summer movie screenings curated exclusively by teens living near the High Line in West Chelsea, that feature underdog characters who overcome challenges and obstacles to realize their dreams, which will screen in the 14th Street Passage located on the High Line at W. 14th St. "Real Steel" and "Freedom Writers" will be shown on Thursday, Aug. 9th and Thursday, Aug. 16th, 7-9pm. Screenings are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Both films are rated PG-13.

Storyland in Scarsdale - The Summer Reading Game! - Scarsdale Public Library
Through August 17, 2012 - Scarsdale

It's online and in person. Here's how it works: Kids read or have books read to them over the summer and record them on their own homepage, where they can also write book reviews. Listeners will be on hand at special listening times if kids would like to talk about the books they've read. Prizes, a weekly raffle drawing, and lots more! Miss Gigi and the Lend Me a Hand Band will perform at the kickoff on Thursday, June 21 at 4pm.

Fireworks! - Playland Park
August 17, 2012 - Rye

Fireworks displays every Wednesday and Friday night, through August 31. Insider Tips: Avoid Playland Parkway if you're driving - use Boston Post Road and other local roads. You can skip paying entrance fees and watch the fireworks from the beach boardwalk or the grass embankments leading down to the Playland parking area.

Sunset Jam on the Hudson - Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park
August 17, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

Improvise on African, Latin and Caribbean rhythms at Sunset Jam on the Hudson drumming circles. The gatherings are led by master drummers Maguette Camara, Peter Hawes, and Mary Knysh. After beginning with the teaching of traditional drumming patterns, and establishing a steady heartbeat pulse, participants are then asked to contribute their own rhythmic patterns as part of a call and response chanting and drumming. Maguette Camara is the founder and director of Mane Kadang, a group of West African musicians and dancers. Maguette teaches African Dance at Barnard-Columbia University and the Alvin Ailey School of Dance. Peter Hawes is a percussionist and composer who uses West African and Middle Eastern hand drumming and improvisation to teach people about rhythm, music and world culture. He has created and led programs for all ages and levels of musical and creative experience. Mary Knysh is a professional musician and educator. She plays many kinds of drums, guitars, flutes and recorders, as well as the tambourine and mandolin. Mary's albums include Rhythms All Around (2005), Walk About (2004), Sussurus (2000) and Heart Like a Feather (1998).

Children's Music Program - New City Library
August 17, 2012 - New City

Children ages 12-36 months can join Mark and Gail of MusicClasse4Kids, as they teach basic music competence in rhythm, range of pitch, vocal imitation, and motion using traditional and new music gathered from around the world. This program has limited registration for children ages 12 - 36 months. Parents of participants must have a New City or W. Nyack library card. Pre-registration is required. Contact J. Makoujy at jmakoujy@rcls.org.

Game Day! - Little Joe's Books
August 17, 2012 - Katonah

Games will be out all day for kids of all ages to play. Great for ages 3 and older.

TROVE @ the Movies: 'Dolphin Tale' - White Plains Public Library
August 17, 2012 - White Plains

A heartfelt story based on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. Rated PG (mild thematic elements), 113 mins.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
August 17, 2012 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun. Interactive, drop-in storytime for tots ages 2 and older with a caregiver.

Lego Club - Legos at the Library - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
August 17, 2012 - North Salem

Club meets meets two Fridays a month for unstructured creativity with Lego and Duplo blocks. Kids of all ages welcome. No registration required.

Reading Aloud - Chappaqua Public Library
August 17, 2012 - Chappaqua

Library staff reads, kids entering grades 3-5 sit back and chill out. No registration required.

Acting Out Workshop for Teens - Pomonok Library
August 17, 2012 - Flushing

Are you born to be a teen star, or dream of being the next Selena Gomez or Justin Bieber? In these classes that combine dancing, singing, and acting, teens can develop confidence, speaking skills and more through role play and the art of self expression. Program runs Aug 13-17, and you must register for all five days.

Teen Tech Week - Queens Village Library
August 17, 2012 - Queens Village

Teens can be a part of an Internet Scavenger Hunt from August 13-August 17. Contact Ms. Piedra for the list of items to look for online. Find everything on the list and submit them to Ms. Piedra by Aug 17 at 4pm you can get a prize. Preregistration required.

Poetry Open Mic Night - Brooklyn Public Library, Coney Island branch
August 17, 2012 - Coney Island

Poets and poetry fans gather to hear teens read original and non-original work.

Games for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Highlawn branch
August 17, 2012 - Brooklyn

Put down that joystick and come enjoy some traditional board games. You won't be bored!

Free Friday Family Jam Series: A Musical and Acrobatic Tribute to Michael Jackson for Kids by Kids - Brooklyn Children's Museum
August 17, 2012 - Crown Heights

Kids showcase some amazing acrobatic and dance performances in this tribute to Michael Jackson. Bring your white glove, your dance moves, and get off the wall with us!

Family Concert - Norwalk Public Library
August 17, 2012 - Norwalk

Dierdre plays and sings in the Children's Room.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
August 17, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

The Moxie Spot combines its comfy food with a program of short movies and a family-friendly feature. Check website for movie titles.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers
August 17, 2012 - West Nyack

Stop by the Children's department for weekly story time.

Story Time with Jordan - Powerhouse Arena
August 17, 2012 - DUMBO

Powerhouse Arena's resident children's literature authority, Jordan Neilsen, reads some of the store's famous kids books.

Medieval Movies - Sword in the Stone - Wilton Library
August 17, 2012 - Wilton

The Sword in the Stone (G) will be shown and snacks will be provided.

Friday Flick - Journey 2 Mysterious Island - Wilton Library
August 17, 2012 - Wilton

Journey 2: Mysterious Island (PG) will be shown and snacks will be provided.

River Flicks for Kids: 'Back to the Future' - Hudson River Park's Pier 46
August 17, 2012 - Greenwich Village

Free outdoor movies just for kids under the stars on Manhattan's west side waterfront. Films start at dusk. There will be free popcorn; beverages and other snacks will be available for purchase. This week's film is "Back to the Future" (1985; 116 minutes; rated PG).

Family Fridays: Singing School Bus Driver - The Common Ground
August 17, 2012 - Sayville

Joe Guida will have children singing, clapping and dancing to his tunes.

Intrepid Free Summer Movie Series: 'The Goonies' - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
August 17, 2012 - Pier 86, Hudson River

Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and blankets. You can bring your own food, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages, too. Film begins at sunset. "The Goonies" are a group of seven young friends from a small Northwest town who find themselves on a thrilling underground adventure filled with humor and heart-pounding peril as they seek the secrets behind the treasure of the notorious pirate, One-Eyed Willie. (1985; 111 minutes; PG).

Chauncey Nedd Band and the Nedd Man - Roosevelt Pool
August 17, 2012 - Roosevelt

Enjoy the night outdoors with great music and dancing.

Theatreworks USA Presents 'Skippyjon Jones' - Lucille Lortel Theatre
Through August 17, 2012 - West Village

Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading nonprofit professional theater for young audiences, presents the Off-Broadway premiere of the new children's musical "Skippyjon Jones," based on the popular picture book series of the same name by Judy Schachner. It is the featured production of the organization's 24th Annual Free Summer Theatre Program. Skippyjon Jones wants to be the best Chihuahua ever. The problem? He's actually a Siamese cat. But before you can say "holy guacamole," Skippyjon's wild imagination transforms him into El Skippito Friskito, the greatest sword fighter in Mexico. Launched in 1989, the mission of Theatreworks USA's Free Summer Theatre Program is to provide New York City youth with their own theater tradition that not only entertains, but also educates and fosters positive value and an appreciation for theater. More than 15,000 free tickets will be distributed to "Skippyjon Jones" this summer. Tickets are free and are available on a first-come, first-served basis in person at the Lucille Lortel Theatre Box Office on the day of the performance. Tickets for each day's performances will be distributed beginning one hour prior to the first performance of the day. There is a limit of four tickets per adult per day. "Skippyjon Jones" is a 60-minute, one-act musical recommended for children ages 4 and up. Schedule exceptions: There are no 1pm performances July 17-20, no 10:30am performance on July 25, and no 4:30pm performance on Aug. 5. There are added 6pm performances on Aug. 2 and Aug. 16. Summer camps, youth programs and social service organizations can make reservations for groups of 15 or more by calling 212-627-7373.

Jaguar 'Chill NY' - Highline Park
August 17, 2012 - West Village

Beat the heat this August with Jaguar at a never-before seen, unique winter experience in Manhattan. The British brand is creating the Jaguar "Chill NY" at The Highline, a wonderland of ice skating and snow, to showcase its latest models dependable in any weather. Open Aug. 16-18 and free to all consumers, the winter oasis will feature an amazing life-size snow globe that will house an ice rink (skates included) and also offer demos from professional skaters, entertainment, and cool treats.

Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night: 'Beauty and the Beast' - Charlotte's Place
August 17, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

It's Friday night, you made it through the week, the kids are hungry, and you're too tired to cook. Bring the whole family to Charlotte's Place for free Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night. In the Disney classic "Beauty and the Beast," book-loving beauty Belle lives with her father, Maurice, an eccentric inventor, in a small village in France. Maurice gets lost on his way to a fair and ends up at a castle where he finds the Beast, who is under an enchanted spell that turned him ugly. Belle rescues her father from imprisonment and takes his place, although she does not take kindly to the Beast. As time goes on, they become friends and bond over Belle's love of books with his expansive library. Trouble faces them when angry villagers set out to kill the Beast for keeping Belle captive. Charlotte's Place is a free space in Lower Manhattan. Open to everyone, it is supported and operated by Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish in the city of New York.

An Unbelievably Sweet Dare: Eat Pickle, Mustard, Herring Ice Cream - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
August 17, 2012 - Times Square

Believe It or Not! Ripley's Times Square is scooping up free ice cream cones for visitors on Friday, Aug. 17, but don’t expect the standard vanilla, chocolate or strawberry. To help beat the summer heat, guests visiting the Odditorium from 12-6pm are invited to take a spin on the Wacky Wheel of Ice "Screams" to receive a free sample cone and the chance to earn half-price admission. Filled with outrageous tasting challenges, Ripley's Wacky Wheel features a variety of shocking flavors such as pizza and curry, a blind taste test, mystery topping, and much more. Guests who successfully complete their designated ice cream tasting (or at least make a valiant effort trying), will receive half-price admission to the museum on Friday, Aug. 17. Ice cream samples available while supplies last. Discount cannot be combined with any other offer.

History Walk - Wave Hill
August 18, 2012 - Bronx

Learn the fascinating history of the gardens, buildings, and the people who once called the grounds of Wave Hill home, with Historian and Garden Guide, Deirdre LaPorte.

Free crafts for kids every Saturday - Lakeshore Learning Store
August 18, 2012 - New Hyde Park

Kids will relish these Saturday morning activities where they get a chance to try their hand at cool art and craft projects.

Craft for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
August 18, 2012 - Garden City

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

Basic Canoeing - Willowbrook Park
August 18, 2012 - Staten Island

Canoers of all skill levels, ages 8 and older, paddle around Willowbrook Park's lakes and waterways.

Archery - Salt Marsh Nature Center at Marine Park
August 18, 2012 - Brooklyn

Experienced rangers demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow.

Art Workshop for Kids - Landscape Translation - Socrates Sculpture Park
August 18, 2012 - Long Island City

Like extraterrestrials trying to understand a new planet, participants will chart and re-discover the Park as a site for exploration. Kids will create physical impressions of the environment by creating colorful texture rubbings and prints of the surrounding surfaces, and design a new-collaged landscape imagining fantastic new worlds.

Free Arts & Crafts - Straight A's
August 18, 2012 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts & crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary.

Family Art Project: Roll Out the Garden - Wave Hill
August 18, 2012 - Bronx

Experience and sketch some of the many delights of Wave Hill's landscape. Then extend the landscape of your choice onto a paper scroll. Admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Family Day: Creatures - Stuyvesant Cove Park
August 18, 2012 - Peter Cooper Village

From bunnies to butterflies to single-cell organisms, meet some native creature and find out how they coexist with humans on their shared home, the planet Earth. RSVP to daisy@solar1.org.

Junior Engineer: Terrific Transit Turbines - New York Transit Museum
August 18, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Explore turbines, those engines that draw energy from water, steam, and air to make electric power. Watch a demo and make your own turbine creation.

Nintendo Wii Night - The Moxie Spot
August 18, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Play a little Mario Kart, Wii Sports, or Just Dance.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble
August 18, 2012 - West Nyack

Stop by the Children's department for weekly story time.

'Little Bill and Blue's Clues Double Feature' - Sony Wonder Technology Lab High Definition Theater
August 18, 2012 - Midtown

See a free screening of "Sesame Street: Dinosaurs" at the 73-seat High Definition Theater. Reservations can be made Monday through Friday beginning two weeks prior to the date a screening is scheduled by calling 212-833-8100 and selecting option 3. Remaining tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to the start of the screening on a first come first served basis. Admission will be closed to ticket holders 15 minutes after the screening begins. In "Little Bill: Ready, Set, Read," Little Bill asks his teacher to help him read like his brother, Bobby. To exercise his reading skills, Little Bill masters the mystery of the mail with his dad. In "Blue's Clues: What Did Blue See," help Steve find the clues to figure out what Blue saw in the sense-sational game of Blue's Clues. Running time: 50 minutes.

Historic New York Walking Tour - Fort Totten Park
August 18, 2012 - Bayside

Families who are fans of military history may enjoy this tour, lead by the Urban Park Rangers, as they explore our borough's role in various conflicts.

'99% Reduced Fat, or, You Can Bank On Us' - Wise Towers
August 18, 2012 - Upper West Side

This production, by the Theater for the New City, will tour city streets, parks, and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs from Aug. 4 to Sept. 16 in free performances. The company's 36th annual street theater musical, the saga is one of a gang member who learns to fight for his community and morphs into a civic leader. The tough young man named B.C., known for stealing tires and bullying store owners, falls for Suzy Freedom, a young activist in Zuccotti Park. Guided by her dreams, he abandons hooliganism to become a community organizer.

Word for Word Kids: 'The Lair of the White Worm' - Reading Room in Bryant Park
August 18, 2012 - Midtown

Silly-scary musical adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic "The Lair of the White Worm." Book by Krista Knight, music and lyrics by Dan Kitrosser (Bryant Park's Flaubert Frog.)

The Way There, An Expert Look at College Admissions: Getting In and Getting the Most Out of the Process - The Yale Club of New York
August 18, 2012 - Midtown East

Finding a good college fit and applying to schools can feel overwhelming. Options for College, creators and instructors of Johns Hopkins University's CTY College Prep course, will offer expert advice on how to get into and get the most out of college. This one-day workshop will provide valuable tools for college-bound students and their families and show how the college admission process can be life-affirming instead of soul-sucking. Breakfast and lunch are included. Limited space available. Register by calling 646-378-7871 or emailing jfallon@optionsforcollege.com.

August Open House - FastracKids & JEI
August 18, 2012 - Bellmore

Looking for your kids to excell? Visit this state of the art enrichment center in Bellmore for Pre-K through 9th Grade. Get free diagnostic tests for Math and English. Come and find out more information on the programs and to meet the teachers. Classes fill up quickly for September.

Jaguar 'Chill NY' - Highline Park
August 18, 2012 - West Village

Beat the heat this August with Jaguar at a never-before seen, unique winter experience in Manhattan. The British brand is creating the Jaguar "Chill NY" at The Highline, a wonderland of ice skating and snow, to showcase its latest models dependable in any weather. Open Aug. 16-18 and free to all consumers, the winter oasis will feature an amazing life-size snow globe that will house an ice rink (skates included) and also offer demos from professional skaters, entertainment, and cool treats.

Free Bike Rentals During Summer Streets with Bike and Roll NYC - Summer Streets
Through August 18, 2012 - Manhattan

New York City's largest and premier bike rental company, Bike and Roll NYC, has expanded its partnership with Summer Streets, the annual seven mile car-free oasis typically held the first three Saturdays in August, by offering free one-hour bike rentals at even more locations along the car-free route this year, which extends from the Brooklyn Bridge all the way up to 72nd St. via Park Avenue, Lafayette Street, and Centre Street. Rest stops are located at 51st Street and Park Avenue, 25th Street and Park Avenue, Spring Street and Lafayette Street, and Duane Street and Centre Street.

Green Living Expo of Westchester - Play Group Theater
August 18, 2012 - White Plains

A family event with exhibits of natural, healthy, and eco-friendly products and services. Activities will include face painting and a raffle with great prizes from Trader Joe's, Green Toys, and many more. For sponsor and vendor opportunites contact Lorraine at 914-564 4516.

REI Celebrates New York City's 2012 Summer Streets with REI Adventure Zone - REI Adventure Zone
Through August 18, 2012 - SoHo

New York City's Summer Streets is once again back and REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) will provide New Yorkers a taste of the outdoors through a number of interactive activities that support a healthy, active lifestyle. REI will provide several activities for all walks of life including a 25 foot rock climbing wall and bike classes. No experience is necessary for rock climbing and bike equipment can be found on Spring Street.

Wash Ave Rocks! Street Fair - Washington Avenue
August 18, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Washington Avenue comes alive with a food taste-off, a fashion show featuring local hair salons, a nationally acclaimed Double Dutch group, rides, a water slide, vendors, and more vendors.

Swimming at Croton Point Park - Croton Point Park
Through August 19, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

May 26-June 21: open Saturdays, Sundays, and Memorial Day. June 22-Aug. 19: open Wednesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). Swimming is free. Parking $10; $5 with a County Park Pass.

Food Truck Rally - Prospect Park/Grand Army Plaza
August 19, 2012 - Park Slope

The food trucks are back! Head to Grand Army Plaza on the third Sunday of every month to sample treats from New York's best food trucks. Brought to you by the New York Food Truck Association.

Craft for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
August 19, 2012 - Garden City

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

Biking - Owl's Head Park
August 19, 2012 - Bay Ridge

Meet at the Park House for a ranger-led bike tour of scenic Owl's Head Park.

Salt Water Fishing - Clove Lakes Park
August 19, 2012 - Staten Island

Urban Park Rangers lead a fishing session in which they teach safety and ethics of the sport. Equipment is provided.

Junior Engineer: Terrific Transit Turbines - New York Transit Museum
August 19, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Explore turbines, those engines that draw energy from water, steam, and air to make electric power. Watch a demo and make your own turbine creation.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
August 19, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Small prizes for the winners. Break out some of Moxie Spot's board games, too.

Hip Hop Dance Spectacular - Skyview Center
August 19, 2012 - Flushing

Families may enjoy a fun afternoon of dance, featuriung CenterStage dance instructor, Vicki Skinner Qi, and friends. Artists will perform different styles of contemporary dance, including today's popular hip hop styles, and offer members of the audience a chance to learn some new steps. Three hours of free parking.

Basic Canoeing - Flushing Meadows Corona Park
August 19, 2012 - Flushing

Kids can join the Urban Park Rangers on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes, to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Program is for all skill levels, including children 8 years old and up.

Latino Cultural Festival - Queens Theatre In The Park
August 19, 2012 - Flushing

The largest Latino event in the U.S., featuring dance, film, music and the spoken word. There'll be traditional dance (tango, milongo, urban) and legendary voices (Susana Baca, Yomo Toro,) interlaced throughout the performances. Representing countries include Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, the U.S. and Venezuela.

Cooper Hewitt Drop-In Family Program: Green Posters - Governors Island
Through August 19, 2012 - New York

Design posters that show your love for the environment.

'99% Reduced Fat, or, You Can Bank On Us' - Central Park Bandshell
August 19, 2012 - Upper West Side

This production, by the Theater for the New City, will tour city streets, parks, and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs from Aug. 4 to Sept. 16 in free performances. The company's 36th annual street theater musical, the saga is one of a gang member who learns to fight for his community and morphs into a civic leader. The tough young man named B.C., known for stealing tires and bullying store owners, falls for Suzy Freedom, a young activist in Zuccotti Park. Guided by her dreams, he abandons hooliganism to become a community organizer.

Disney Junior Story Magic Celebrates Creativity and Storytelling with Story Pirates Live Interactive Performance - El Museo del Barrio
August 19, 2012 - Harlem

Disney Junior Story Magic celebrates storytelling and kids' creativity with Story Pirates in a live interactive sketch comedy performance at El Museo del Barrio. The Story Pirates will weave ideas from kids in the audience into a fun interactive story. Kids will receive "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" bandanas. Visit elmuseo.org/en/event/story-pirates to RSVP (strongly recommended.)

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' - Bryant Park
August 20, 2012 - Midtown

The lawn opens at 5pm for blankets and picnicking and the film begins at sunset. Steven Spielberg's non-stop thriller stars Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, cinema's most resourceful archaeologist, taking on Nazis and other bad guys in a race for the Ark of the Covenant. (1981; 115 minutes; PG).

Art in the Park - The Hippo Playground
August 20, 2012 - Upper West Side

The Hippo Playground Project is sponsoring free arts and crafts activities for kids every weekday morning during the summer. In case of inclement weather, the program will take place in the parkhouse. For more information about the Hippo Playground Project, please e-mail hippoplayground@yahoo.com.

Opportunity and Impact-Works By Emigre Artists - Hofstra University Museum-David Filderman Gallery
August 20, 2012 - Hempstead

This original exhibition examines the role of �migr� artists in reshaping the nature of American art. The exhibit features artists who arrived from Europe during the early 20th century to present-day �migr�s from Cuba, and South America. American art traditions and directions have been profoundly influenced by the contributions of these artists. Artists represented in the exhibition include Joseph Albers, Jon Corbino, Andreas Feininger, Aaron Henry Gorson, George Grosz, Louis Lozowick, Gilles Peress, Ben Shahn, and Rufino Tamayo.

The Bierkos - White Plains Public Library
August 20, 2012 - White Plains

Original songs about summer and children's books by the dynamic husband and wife duo.

Family Movie - Haverstraw Public Library, Village Branch
August 20, 2012 - Haverstraw

Come in and enjoy a family-friendly movie. Title will be announced that day.

TROVE @ the Movies: 'Cars 2' - White Plains Public Library
August 20, 2012 - White Plains

In this Disney-Pixar animated adventure, the race car, Lightning McQueen, and the incomparable tow truck, Mater, take their friendship on the road when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix. Rated G, 106 mins.

SHSAT Math Preparation Classes - McGoldrick Library
August 20, 2012 - Flushing

Need extra help on the math section of the NYC Specialized High School Admissions Test? Students in grades 6 through 8 may take part in this 8-session workshop led by an experienced math coach. Students must attend all sessions and pre-registration is required.

Adventures in Color - Children's Museum of the Arts
August 20, 2012 - West Village

Your child can explore the world of color through a variety of 2D and 3D projects every Monday.

Summer Reading-Own The Night - St. Albans Library
August 20, 2012 - St. Albans

Teens entering grades 6-12 can explore the wonderful world of reading, get engrossed in a great novel, explore new worlds or participate in special interactive art activities in this summer program.

Magnetic Doll - Pomonok Library
August 20, 2012 - Flushing

Kids and tweens can make a magnetic doll that brims with class and sass for the refrigerator or keep her in a special place in their room.

Drawing Fun - Brooklyn Public Library, Ulmer Park branch
August 20, 2012 - Bath Beach

Children, 6 and older, enjoy some drawing time.

Monday Movie Madness - Brooklyn Public Library, Stone Avenue branch
August 20, 2012 - Brownsville

Beat the heat with a movie!

Movie Night-Thunder Soul - Astoria Park
August 20, 2012 - Astoria

Families with teens and tweens may enjoy this documentary with strong positive messages about students who excel if encouraged and the life changing motivation of teachers. Screening is on the park lawn. Bring a blanket or low chair.

Get Moving Mondays: Free Zumba for Teens and Adults - Norwalk Public Library
August 20, 2012 - Norwalk

Get your groove on and get in shape at the library with free zumba classes. For ages 13 and up.

TEENFLIX: Office Space - Westport Library - Levitt Pavilion
August 20, 2012 - Westport

Come see a movie outdoors at the Levitt Pavilion. Tonights movie, Office Space, follows three friends who are stuck in dead-end white collar jobs and decide to implant a computer virus to embezzle funds from their company (1999, 89 mins). In case of rain, call 203-291-4840.

SKETCHING ON THE SAUGATUCK - Westport Library
August 20, 2012 - Westport

Students in grade 3 and up are invited to sketch with local artist Elaine Clayton on the library patio. Event moves to the children's library in the event of rain. Register online.

Summer Reading Club - Arverne Library
August 20, 2012 - Arverne

Children in grades 1 - 3 may enjoy an afternoon of books, crafts, and many fun activities.

Picture Book - Bayside Library
August 20, 2012 - Bayside

This program incorporates stories with a variety of other activities designed to give pre-kindergarten children important skills to encourage later success while enjoying the world of stories/books. For ages 3 1/2-5 years.

CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: The Pickney Players - Willowbrook Park
August 20, 2012 - Staten Island

The Pickney Players present "Irie Island," a vibrant celebration of Caribbean culture. Children and adults of all ages are invited to share in beloved stories, songs, poetry and dance.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble
August 20, 2012 - West Nyack

Stop by the Children's department for weekly story time.

Fun with Crochet! - Mineola Public Library
August 20, 2012 - Mineola

Learn the basics of crocheting and make a special project to take home. Feel free to bring your own crochet hook. Yarn will be supplied. Ideal for students entering grades 5-12.

LEGO Club - Mineola Public Library
August 20, 2012 - Mineola

Create unique structures and meet other LEGO enthusiasts. For students entering kindergarten and up.

Wilton Library's Medieval Summer Nights Read - Wilton Library
Through August 22, 2012 - Wilton

For this summer reading program, children of all ages enjoy crafts, story times, large group programs, and small group programs as well as movies. For the Knights Read Challenge, kids are encouraged to read 40 picture/early reader books or 4,000 pages over the summer and keep a reading log of their age appropriate books. Those who complete the quest will be knighted by the Royal Court at the festival at the end of the summer. Knights will receive a T-shirt. Registration required in-person. Program runs through August 22.

SummerStage Kids - New York City Parks
Through August 22, 2012 -

City Parks Foundation has announced the 2012 launch of SummerStage Kids, New York City's unique, interactive family festival presenting more than 95 free performing arts events at 36 locations citywide. This free festival will run from June 10 to Aug. 22, exposing New York City youth to the world of arts and culture through a vast and diverse collection of engaging entertainment. The festival will feature artists specializing in dance and include a wide range of music such as classical, rock, Latin, jazz, and soul. The event will also encompass storytellers, theater, contemporary circus, juggling, poetry, and puppetry. With a focus on international culture, the performances will introduce the city's youth to the diversity of New York City. The series is made possible through the support of Disney. SummerStage Kids is also offering its first ever series of expanded day programs. Families are invited to come early to enjoy a full day of family entertainment, and adults are invited to stay for an evening concert and film. For more information on the evening adult programs, visit summerstage.org.

Summer Author Readings in the Park - Central Park, Cedar Hill
Through August 22, 2012 - Upper East Side

Author readings of books in the "Max the Shelter Dog" and "Max P. Productions" series will take place every Wednesday during the summer in Central Park on top Cedar Hill by the bench at Fifth Ave. and E. 79th St. Enter on the southwest corner of. E 79th St. and Fifth Ave. After the reading, each child will receive an activity sheet that has coloring and a puzzle. Bring a blanket, relax, and listen to a short story. Free for all. Ages 4-7.

Faraway Places - Stamford Art Association Townhouse Gallery
Through August 23, 2012 - Stamford

This is a multimedia show featuring 35 artists representing real or imaginary places. July 20 through Aug. 23.

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through August 25, 2012 - Flatbush

Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds. Take a tour and learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour - Prospect Park Imagination Playground
Through August 25, 2012 - Flatbush

Gather 'round Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures.

Checkmate 101 - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through August 29, 2012 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn chess instructor Zebedee Collins teaches skills and strategies to help take your game to the next level, but this class is particularly geared toward beginning players. All players are welcome nonetheless. Boards are limited so come early.

Free Summer Concerts & Yoga in Lincoln Square - Lincoln Square BID
Through August 29, 2012 - Upper West Side

The Lincoln Square Free Summer Concert Series at Richard Tucker Park will be held every Wednesday from July 4 until August 29, from 12-2pm at Broadway and 66th Street. The Free Summer Concert Series is back on the Upper West Side, heating up Lincoln Square this July and August with outdoor concerts at Richard Tucker Park. Music lovers are invited to bring lunch, join friends, and enjoy performances by a diverse mix of New York City's most talented and eclectic musicians and singers. Plus, in addition to great music, YogaWorks will be holding free restorative stretch sessions in between music sets for people looking for a lunch time cool down.

CMA Pier Pop Up - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through August 30, 2012 - West Village

Stop by Piers 25, 62, and 84 for free hands-on arts programming ranging from pixilation, sound recording, and animation to drawing, painting, and collaborating on large scale eco-art installations. CMA's Media Lab Films will also be presented on Pier 46 as trailers to Hudson River Park's Friday family film screenings. Stop by Pier 25 every Wednesday and Thursday from 3-6 PM for free hands-on arts programming.

Storytimes with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through August 31, 2012 - 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.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Lyceum
Through August 31, 2012 - Park Slope

Children can work on their chess skills via competition and instruction.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through August 31, 2012 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through August 31, 2012 - Canarsie

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

Saturday Pediatric Clinic - New York Methodist Hospital
Through August 31, 2012 - Park Slope

New York Methodist Hospital offers free preventive dental education, information, and toothbrushes on Saturday mornings by appointment. Call the Department of Dental Medicine at 718-780-5410 or Dental Educator Brendan Wheeler at 718-780-5367.

Bereavement Support Groups for Children and Teens - St. Joseph's High School for Girls
Through August 31, 2012 - Downtown Brooklyn

Children and teens who may feel isolated in grieving the death of a loved one will be given the opportunity to meet and be with others struggling with similar losses. Groups meet for eight consecutive weeks. Presented by Calvary Hospital. Contact Kristen Finneran, MS at 646-739-1005 to register and for further information.

Summer Storywalk: "Long Shot: Never Too Small to Dream Big" - White Plains Public Library
Through August 31, 2012 - White Plains

Kids will be inspired to follow their dreams as they follow this Storywalk based on the book, "Long Shot: Never Too Small to Dream Big," written by Chris Paul and illustrated by Frank Morrison. Open to families with children in grades 1-6 beginning Sunday, July 1 and continuing through Friday, August 31. Storywalk instructions are available at the Children's Information Desk (The Compass) in The Trove. Participants must sign in there before proceeding on the walk. Children in grades 1-3 must be accompanied by an adult on the walk. Children in grades 4-6 may follow the walk without an adult.

Children's Summer Workshops - Conference House Park
Through August 31, 2012 - Staten Island

The Conference House Association is offering summer workshops for children during the months of July and August. Learn how to write with your very own feather quill pen or find out how to make "stone soup". Churn some butter, paint a picture, go on a scavenger hunt, or learn how to "vinegar grain".

Storytimes with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through August 31, 2012 - 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.

Free Carousel Rides - Prospect Park Carousel
Through August 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Enjoy free carousel rides In celebration of the horses' 100th birthday. Yep, they were sculpted 100 years ago, so don't go to crazy on 'em.

Macy's Fishing Clinics - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through August 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Children 15 and under will learn about the fishing, including safety and techniques, all while casting their lines on a spectacular summer day. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour - Prospect Park Imagination Playground
Through August 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Gather 'round Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures.

Summer Songs and Stories - Lefferts Historic House
Through August 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Storyteller Tammy Hall brings the age-old art of storytelling to Prospect Park. Enjoy enchanting tales from the Lefferts family and around the world.

Rockefeller Center Farmers Market - Rockefeller Center Plaza
Through August 31, 2012 - Midtown

Starting July 25 and running through Aug. 31, Rockefeller Center will once again be the midtown home of the famous New York City Greenmarket. Each week, the plaza will be brimming with fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, and baked goods, all from regional farmers. Access to the weekly market is free and open to the public. Greenmarket is a program of GrowNYC. For more information visit rockefellercenter.com.

Blue Star Museum - Mashantucket Pequot Museum
Through September 01, 2012 - Mashantucket

The museum is a proud participant of the Blue Star Museums program. Blue Star Museums offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their immediate families. The Museum is open Wednesdays through Saturdays only.

Boating - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1 Boat Basin
Through September 01, 2012 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Bridge Park offers kayaking and rowing at its Boathouse. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Last sign-up is an hour before closing time.

KIDS BOWL FREE @ Farmingdale Lanes - Farmingdale Lanes
Through September 01, 2012 - Farmingdale

Go to the website or stop in and sign up for the Free Summer program. Each child gets a Kids bowl free card to redeem for a free game per day from June 1 to Sept 1.

Lobby-for-the-Time-Being - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through September 01, 2012 - Bronx

Expanding on his playful, ongoing exploration of architecture, the Bronx-born conceptual artist Vito Acconci, in collaboration with a team of architects and media artists, has radically transformed the Bronx Museum North Wing Lobby through a series of interventions built with Corian. A smooth, hard material that is not quite translucent and not quite opaque, Corian© is used by the Acconci Studio as if it were a pliable soft fabric: cut open and slit into strips, pulled and stretched, pitted and gouged, rolled and curved, and braided and knotted, making it behave almost as if it were an organism. Through this series of operations, the slick material often associated with kitchen countertops is transformed into a lace-like surface on which images and shadows cast by the audience are projected.

Landscape-Scene/Re-seen - Westport Arts Center
Through September 02, 2012 - Westport

Twenty major contemporary photographers from the Andrew and Christine Hall Collection explore the way we look at landscapes today as they are impacted by man's footprint. June 15-September 2, 2012

Jubilation/Rumination: Life, Real and Imagined - American Folk Art Museum
Through September 02, 2012 - New York

Life is not lived in black and white: reality may have the tinge of dreams and dreams an air of reality. This provocative tension exists between the experiential nature of early American folk art and the fantastical imagery it often displays—between what is real and what is imagined. The same is true of the work of contemporary self-taught artists, which may introduce unique—and sometimes puzzling—expressions that illuminate the iconoclastic nature that is the flip side of the collective American psyche. The viewer is placed in the peculiar but exhilarating position of deciding for him- or herself whether the artwork expresses a disjuncture with reality or an uninhibited embracing of interior life. After all, what is more true, the picture that looks real or the picture that feels real; the observer or the observed? These perceptions shift as new scholarship emerges. Often, real-life roots are discovered for even arcane and esoteric imagery that has already influenced our response to an artist and his work: does this disappoint or satisfy the viewer? Diminish or enhance the creativity of the artist? One need only contemplate the culture- and memory-driven gestures of Martín Ramírez, the impressionistic nineteenth-century portraits by Dr. and Mrs. Shute, and minimalist mid-twentieth-century soot drawings by James Castle to render these distinctions immaterial. Instead the viewer is urged to enjoy the permeable fluidity between art and imagination, dream and belief. Stacy C. Hollander Senior Curator

America's Love Affair with the Car - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through September 03, 2012 - Stony Brook

In addition to classic cars, there is also old signage, gas pumps, slot cars model cars and Matchbox cars.

Blue Star Museums Program - Cradle of Aviation Museum
Through September 03, 2012 - Garden City

Free admission to the Museum is available through Labor Day to active-duty military and immediate family members. Call for additional information. This program runs through September 3, 2012.

Swimming at Playland Beach - Rye Playland Park
Through September 03, 2012 - Rye

May 26-June 21: open Saturdays and Sundays only. June 22-Sept. 3: open Wednesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). Parking fees are $5 weekdays, $7 weekends, and $10 holidays.

Blue Star Museums Program - Long Island Children's Museum
Through September 03, 2012 - Garden City

Free admission to the Museum is available through Labor Day to active-duty military and immediate family members. Call for additional information. This program runs through September 3, 2012.

Blue Star Museums Program - Hofstra University Museum
Through September 03, 2012 - Hempstead

Free admission to the Museum is available through Labor Day to active-duty military and immediate family members. Call for additional information. This program runs through September 3, 2012.

Blue Star Museums Program - Old Westbury Gardens
Through September 03, 2012 - Old Westbury

Free admission to the Museum is available through Labor Day to active-duty military and immediate family members. Call for additional information. This program runs through September 3, 2012.

New Practices New York 2012 - Center for Architecture
Through September 08, 2012 -

New Practices New York, a biennial competition since 2006, serves as the preeminent platform in New York City to recognize and promote new and innovative architecture and design firms. The juried portfolio competition is sponsored by the New Practices Committee of the AIA New York Chapter and honors firms that have utilized unique and innovative strategies, both for the projects they undertake and for the practices they have established. Seven promising and pioneering new architecture and design firms working in New York were chosen as the New Practices New York 2012 competition winners. To qualify for the competition, practices had to be founded since 2006 and be located within the five boroughs of New York City. This is the second year that the New Practices New York competition has been open to multidisciplinary firms, widening the field of entrants to designers and young professionals in the process of becoming licensed architects. The distinguished panel of jurors selected the competition's winners from fifty-one entries. The New Practices New York 2012 competition winners are: ABRUZZO BODZIAK ARCHITECTS; Christian Wassmann; formlessfinder; HOLLER architecture; The Living; MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY; and SLO Architecture.

Charles Long: Pet Sounds - Madison Square Park
Through September 09, 2012 - Flatiron District

Come play outdoors in Madison Square Park and experience contemporary art all at the same time. Charles Long's "Pet Sounds" (2012) invites kids and visitors of all ages to explore its maze-like structure of vibrantly colored pipe rails and enjoy huge amorphous blobs that become interactive when touched. Come see, touch, play, and find out what exciting sounds this creature of a sculpture has to offer.

BWAC Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: Perpetual Energy - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through September 15, 2012 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition presents Perpetual Energy, a group show that features sculpture from some of Brooklyn's finest fine artists.

CMA's Free Art Island Outpost - Governors Island
Through September 23, 2012 -

With a programming emphasis for children ages 1-12 years, participants can choose from a variety of hands on art projects and art-viewing experiences, including artist-led workshops, self-guided art stations, large collaborative projects, sound design, animation, podcasting, and more. Additionally, select artwork from CMA's permanent collection of over 2,000 pieces of children's artwork will be on display in building 14 and select children's made films from the unique Media Lab collection will be screened in building 11. Each day a guided workshop will accompany the collection exhibit and film screening to further enrich the art and film viewing.

Weekend Family Programs - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6
Through September 29, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Come explore the wonders of Pier 6 and Main Street with Brooklyn Bridge Park's playground associates, who lead educational based activities. Different themes each weekend.

Nature's Helpers - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through September 30, 2012 - Flatbush

Spend some time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it tidy along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.

Race Around the Farmyard - Lefferts Historic House
Through September 30, 2012 - Flatbush

Get out and get moving in the yard at Lefferts Historic House. The whole family can participate in potato sack races, spoon races, stilts, and other old-fashioned games.

'Mu-Math' Interactive Installation - Bldg. 315
Through September 30, 2012 - Governors Island

Opening Memorial Day weekend, Street Math Investigations (SMI-NY) will mount "Mu-Math," an installation of brain-twisting, hands-on math activities on Governors Island for its summer 2012 season. Mu-Math stands for Mobile Unit to Promote Mathematical Thinking, and the Greek letter "mu" (pronounced "mew") is commonly used in mathematics to identify specific constants and variables; it is also reminiscent of the term "New Math" which ushered in a new era of mathematics education during the 1960s. The exhibit is appropriate for families with children ages 6 and older. Created by mathematics educator Robert Berkman of Brooklyn, the Mu-Math exhibits use interactive hands-on materials to engage children and adults with various kinds of mathematical challenges using the life of New York City as a backdrop. For example: What's Your Subway’s Number? Arrange the iridescent subway cars in a tunnel to figure out the identity of the mystery car. On the Street: How should that street furniture be arranged? Use the clues to figure out the correct order. A Walk Around the Block: Participants navigate through a 100-square-foot floor maze using only right turns to find their way out. Find Your Fare: Using the clues provided, move your magnetic pedestrians around the streets and avenues to reach the ultimate goal: hailing a cab! While the Mu-Math exhibits are self-guided, there will always be a docent on hand to answer questions, explain how to use the materials, and even give hints. A "Mathematical Tour" of Governors Island will also be available as a downloadable podcast that will guide visitors around the island with a special mathematical perspective on its history, geography and art. Visitors will be able to download the podcast after June 15 at smi-ny.com.

4th Annual Storywalk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 30, 2012 - Scarsdale

A guided walk along the woodland trail. Through Sept. 30.

Fall Registration - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through September 30, 2012 - Lido Beach

The Theresa Academy of Performing Arts for Children with Special Needs(TAPA)provides after-school classes in the arts, weekend respite programs and Sunday workshops for children from ages 3 through young adult who may have various developmental disabilities such as(but not limited to)Down Syndrome,ASD,Cerebral Palsy, ADD,and ADHD. The studio space is clean,spacious and ADA compliant. The faculty consists of State certified teachers (Dance, drama and music and art education) as well as Broadway professionals and professional artists(painting, sculpture, and fabrics). Classes run in 10-week sessions. A limited number of scholarships and financial aid is available.

Yorktown Farmers' Market - Yorktown
Through October 27, 2012 - Yorktown

Vendors offer fresh, local, and organic produce, bread and bakery items, cheese, pickles, and much more.

Muscoot Farmers' Market - Muscoot Farm
Through October 28, 2012 - Katonah

Fresh produce, meat, cheese, soap, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish, and baked goods are all available at the market.

Ridgewood Youthmarket - GrowNYC: Ridgewood Farmers Market
Through October 29, 2012 - Ridgewood

Families can support this special market,now in its fourth season. Youth from the Bushwick and Ridgewood community come out to this lively market each Saturday to sell fresh fruits and vegetables. Modeled after Greenmarket, Youthmarket is a unique solution to food access in NYC. GrowNYC purchases produce from Greenmarket farmers and trains young people from underserved areas of the city to operate a farm stand in their neighborhood as their own small business.

The Harlem Edge Cultivating Connections - Center for Architecture
Through October 31, 2012 -

The Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee of the AIA NY Chapter is proud to announce the winners of its fifth biennial design ideas competition, The Harlem Edge | Cultivating Connections. One hundred seventy-eight (178) teams and individuals registered for the competition and more than ninety-eight (98) entries from sixteen (16) countries were submitted for judging. The winning entries will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY, this July and be published in a competition catalog. In coordination with the exhibition, ENYA will be hosting a symposium to discuss design issues related to the winning entries and possibilities for the future development of the site and its neighboring community. Congratulations to the winners: ENYA Prize, $5000: Sym'bio'pia Ting Chin and Yan Wang, Linearscape Architecture, New York, NY, USA 2nd Prize, $2500: The Hudson Exchange Eliza Higgins, Cyrus Patell, Chris Starkey, and Andrea Vittadini, Brooklyn, NY, USA 3rd Prize, $1000: Harlem Harvest Ryan Doyle, Guido Elgueta, and Tyler Caine, Brooklyn, NY, USA Student Prize, $1000: Stairway to Harlem Daniel Mowery, Student of Architecture, University of Virginia, USA Honorable Mentions: Continuum, by Nasiq Khan, and Scott Brandi, Bayside, NY, USA Subaqueous Promenade, by Doyoung Oh, and Jaemin Ha, London, United Kingdom/Boston, MA, USA New Marine Transfer Station, by Yashar Ghasemkhani, Arash Mesbah, and Pooneh Sadrimanesh, New York, NY, USA Land Over Water Agro-Pavilion, by Michael C. Kilroy, and Jonathan Sampson, Students of Architecture, University of New Mexico, USA Greenhouse Transformer, by Dongwoo Yim, and Rafael Luna, PRAUD, Boston, MA, USA

Great Neck Farmers Market: Open For Business - Village Green
Through November 01, 2012 - Great Neck

Looking for some fresh produce or eggs? For some pasta, tomato sauce, fresh baked breads and pies? Or maybe some locally made pickles or cheese? The Great Neck Farmers Market has a wide range of high-quality, locally-produced offerings. You can even purchase freshly made doggie treats. Call 516-487-2975, x 123 for more information.

A Stately Presence: The NYPD's Mounted Unit - New York City Police Museum
Through November 04, 2012 - Manhattan

New York City police have used horse-mounted officers since at least 1858, with the opening of Central Park. Since its formal organization in 1871, the Mounted Unit has evolved into one of the NYPD's most visible and elite police units. This exciting exhibit will explore their fascinating history and continuing day-to-day operations. Through artifacts that include saddles, harnesses and uniforms, paintings, video, and historic photographs, the exhibit will delve into the lives and work of the officers known by their nickname, "10-foot cops."

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 09, 2012 - Monsey

The Rockland County Department of Health encourages nursing mothers (and babies) and pregnant women to attend this free meeting to help them get started or continue breastfeeding successfully. The group meets the second Friday of each month and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors.For more information call the Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program Monday-Friday, 9am-5 pm at 845-364-3865 or e-mail messingL@co.rockland.ny.us.

Mother Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 09, 2012 - Spring Valley

The Rockland County Department of Health encourages nursing mothers (and babies) and pregnant women to attend this free meeting to help them get started or continue breastfeeding successfully. The group meets the third Monday of each month and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors.For more information call the Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program Monday-Friday, 9am-5 pm at 845-364-3865 or e-mail messingL@co.rockland.ny.us.

Farmers' Market @ PepsiCo - PepsiCo
Through November 14, 2012 - Purchase

Local produce and specialty items made from local ingredients every Wednesday.

Spring Valley Farmers Market -
Through November 14, 2012 - Spring Valley

Shop for fresh local apples, radishes, beets, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and much more. Wednesdays through Nov. 14. Rain or shine.

New Rochelle Farmers' Market - New Rochelle
Through November 16, 2012 - New Rochelle

Fresh, local baked goods, fruit, herbs, organic produce, specialty foods, vegetables, and more.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 17, 2012 - Bronxville

Vendors offer fresh produce, including organic produce, pasture raised meats, and eggs, fish fresh from Montauk, honey, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, breads, baked goods, quiche, dips, soups, herbs, lavender and lavender products, local wines, field-cut wild flowers, bottled milk, granola, soups, cookies, hand made soaps and lotions, home spun fibers for knitting, and chutney.

Hunt's Point Farmers' Market - Msr. Raul Del Valle Square at Southern Boulevard and E.163rd Street
Through November 17, 2012 - Bronx

Featuring fresh, local produce Find fresh local apples, radishes, beets, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and much more. EBT accepted.

Pelham Farmers' Market - Pelham
Through November 17, 2012 - Pelham

Fresh, local baked goods, cut flowers, fruit, herbs, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Tarrytown Farmers' Market - Tarrytown
Through November 17, 2012 - Tarrytown

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

EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets - Roy Wilkins Park
Through November 17, 2012 - Queens

EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets are offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, cooking demonstrations and health and wellness screenings through the “Eating for Good Health” program which runs through November 17,2012.

- Piermont Farmers' Market
Through November 18, 2012 - Piermont

Shop for fresh local produce, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and more. Held each Sunday through November 18.

Forest Hills Greenmarket - Forest Hills (outside Post Office)
Through November 18, 2012 - Forest Hills

Families can pick up fresh, locally-grown vegetables, orchard fruit, nuts, coffee, berries potted plants and flowers, honey, fresh seafood, breads, pastries and more. This market is open thru November 18.

Grow NYC: Elmhurst Greenmarket - Elmhurst Hospital
Through November 20, 2012 - Elmhurst

Families can enjoy this market located along an entrance to Elmhurst hospital, which offers a variety of local produce, orchard fruit, picked at its peak of ripeness, hearty vegetables grown in the nutrient-rich soil of Orange County's "Black Dirt" region, and freshly baked bread, pastries and granola. The market, which is open thru November 20,2012, promotes healthy living, offering recipes and cooking demonstrations to entice even the most timid of eaters and home cooks.

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers' Market - Croton-on-Hudson
Through November 21, 2012 - 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.

White Plains Outdoor Farmers' Market - White Plains
Through November 21, 2012 - White Plains

An authentic, French open-air market offering everything from meats to produce to artisan cheeses and olive oil.

GreenMarket Farmers' Market - The New York Botanical Garden
Through November 21, 2012 - Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden's Greenmarket provides affordable, locally grown produce along with fresh, nutritious baked goods, and other specialty items. Talk to the farmers to learn more about the nutritional and health benefits of gardening and eating locally. Learn how to use produce from the market to make easy, nutritional meals at weekly cooking demonstrations and find out about composting, recycling, growing vegetables, and more at special demonstrations throughout the season. Hear "what's fresh" at the market each week by calling 718-362-9561 and pressing 406# to find out what you can incorporate into your meals. Open every Wednesday, through November 21, at the base of Library Allee inside the Garden's Mosholu Gate entrance. Free admission and parking to shop at the Greenmarket.

Weekly Market - Nyack Farmers Market
Through November 22, 2012 - Nyack

Stroll this weekly market to find local produce, cheese, wine, and plants. Then enjoy lunch in one of the town's many charming eateries. Rain or shine.

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 26, 2012 - Haverstraw

The Rockland County Department of Health encourages nursing mothers (and babies) and pregnant women to attend this free meeting to help them get started or continue breastfeeding successfully. The group meets the fourth Monday of each month and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors.For more information call the Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program Monday-Friday, 9am-5 pm at 845-364-3865 or e-mail messingL@co.rockland.ny.us.

Compost your Food Scraps! - Queens Public Library at Steinway
Through November 30, 2012 - Astoria

Parents can teach their children about sustainability by modeling green behaviors like composting. Simply bring your frozen food scraps including fruit and vegetable scraps like peels, skins, or seeds), coffee grounds (including the paper filter), tea bags, eggshells, nutshells, plain bread, and pasta (no toppings) to the weekly food waste drop off location. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn the rest of your food waste into a nutrient-rich compost.

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop - New York Methodist Hospital
Through November 30, 2012 - Midwood

This workshop provides helpful information for managing and living with diabetes. Call to register (required).

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
Through December 03, 2012 - Homecrest

Babies and toddlers hear stories, sing songs and rhymes, and play.

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 15, 2012 - Larchmont

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

Ossining Farmers' Market - Ossining
Through December 15, 2012 - Ossining

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

Pleasantville Farmers' Market - Pleasantville
Through December 15, 2012 - Pleasantville

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

Rye Farmers' Market - Rye
Through December 16, 2012 - Rye

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Toddler Story Time - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 17, 2012 - Piermont

Bring your little one, ages 6 months to 5 years, for stories and songs. Pre-registration is required. Meets every Monday except holidays.

Music Classes for Children - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 19, 2012 - Piermont

Young children are given the chance to develop basic competence in music by providing them with a rich musical experience in a relaxed and playful environment. Presented by Moon River Music Together with Catherine Rubin, the class teaches music through play. Meets the third Wednesday of each month.

New Amsterdam Market - New Amsterdam Market
Through December 23, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

New Amsterdam Market weekly Sunday outdoor market reopens April 29! It is held in front of the old Fulton Fish Market in Lower Manhattan on South Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip. With over 40 regional food vendors each week selling produce, cheeses, fish, meats, breads, and delicious pastries and treats for a light lunch by the East River. The season kicks off with Bread Pavilion with over 15 bread bakers using local NYS flour. For more information visit newamsterdammarket.org.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 29, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Share a family experience of singing, dancing, and praying as well as a weekly story and other activities. Each Saturday through December.

Sha'Baby Shabbat - Romemu
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Sha'Baby engages your child's special energy to warm him/her up for creating sacred time during Shabbat. Dancing, laughing, praying, and singing are all a part of this special Shabbat service.

Volunteer Opportunities - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County
Through December 31, 2012 - New City

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County is seeking mentors, especially men, to volunteer as role model friends for youth in our community. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license and transportation, be covered under automobile insurance, and able to commit to volunteer for a minimum of four hours per month for one year. Call or go online for an application.

Recovery in Action - Barnum Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Bridgeport

The museum is now partially reopened two days a week while reparations are made on the museum which was hit by a tornado in 2010. A unique exhibition, Recovery in Action, will be presented on Thursdays and Fridays in the People's United Bank Gallery. Visitors gain insight into the complexities of a disaster recovery in a museum setting. The museum's collection of unique artifacts, including Tom Thumb's miniature carriages and P.T. Barnum's ornate furniture, will be among the many items on view.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 01, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Contact AdeleArkin@strollerstrides.net for more information.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 11, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Call to register. Classes run through January 11, 2013

Artist's Studio Space - Greenburgh Public Library
Through March 31, 2013 - Elmsford

An intergenerational program for tweens, teens, and adults. Draw Manga & Fine Art. Call Kate Colquitt at (914) 721-8224 for more information. Saturdays, March 3, 17, and 31.

Zumbatomic Zumba for Kids - The Dance Treatment
Through April 28, 2013 - Mineola

Get ready for a Zumba fun fitness class for kids ages 5-9 and 9-12. Classes are available for adults, too. The first class is free.

Sculpture Mystery: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection. Pick up your caper kit at Emily Lowe Gallery, have fun while discovering more about these works, and at the end of the caper return to Emily Lowe Gallery for a prize. For everyone ages 4-9 and their grown-up companions all year-round. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Sculpture Exploration Backpack - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Kids and their grown up companions can stop in at the Hofstra University Museum's Emily Lowe Gallery, and pick up a backpack. At the end of your tour, return the backpack and each child will receive a small gift from the Museum. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Understanding Memory Loss - Somers Library
Through June 04, 2102 - Somers

This program helps the audience distinguish between Alzheimer's Disease and age-associated memory impairment. Learn what the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease are, along with guidance on how to obtain a diagnosis and what treatments are currently available. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.

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