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FREE THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18

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by Kids Events Editor February 18, 2013

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Find fun things to do this week in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

FREE Events for Kids in Bronx Find FREE kids events and family events in Bronx this week, February 18, 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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Poetry Writing Workshop - Barnes and Noble - Utopia Center
February 18, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Budding poets looking to perfect their craft can join poets Bob Trabold and Amanda Konstantine Perlmutter for constructive feedback in a personalized setting.

Midwinter Recess - Prospect Park Audubon Center
February 18, 2013 - Flatbush

The Audubon center will be open during the midwinter break for a variety of nature activities and learning opportunities.

Coming In from the Cold - Lefferts Historic House
February 18, 2013 - Flatbush

Bundle up and visit the Lefferts Historic House for some indoor fun. Learn how to play Nine-Man Morris, make your very own playing board to take home, and experience how life was before TV, the internet, and video games.

Twilight Tours - Prospect Park Audubon Center
February 18, 2013 - Flatbush

Learn about Winter Finches and other visiting bird species. See them up close and personal.

Munchkin Mondays - Palisades Center Mall
February 18, 2013 - West Nyack

Rockland Parent and the Palisades Center team up to offer special activities for parents and their pre-schoolers. Each event will offer a kid oriented activity as well as coupons for mall promotions. Pre-registration is required.

Zumba for Children and Parents - Norwalk Public Library
February 18, 2013 - Norwalk

Move and groove to some fun and upbeat music in this Zumba class run by Karen for children ages 3-12 and their parents. No registration necessary but the program is limited to the first 80 people who arrive. Be sure to bring water.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
February 18, 2013 - Jericho

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

Dr. Tera W. Hunter to Discuss African-American Marriage, Slavery, and Freedom in the 1800s - Adelphi University
February 18, 2013 - Garden City

On Monday, February 18, Dr. Tera W. Hunter, professor of History and African American Studies at Princeton University will deliver the John Hope Franklin Distinguished Lecture on African-American marriage, slavery, and freedom in the 1800s. The lecture will cover the history of marriage among the enslaved, free blacks, and ex-slaves in the 19th century, as well as how recent marital patterns help us to understand "post-racial" America. The free event, part of Adelphi’s Black History Month celebrations, will take place in the Ruth S. Harley University Center in the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom at 7:00 p.m., 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY.

African-American Marriage, Slavery, and Freedom in the 1800s - Adelphi University, Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom
February 18, 2013 - Garden City

Dr. Tera W. Hunter, professor of History and African American Studies at Princeton University will deliver the John Hope Franklin Distinguished Lecture on African-American marriage, slavery, and freedom in the 1800s. The lecture will cover the history of marriage among the enslaved, free blacks, and ex-slaves in the 19th century, as well as how recent marital patterns help us to understand “post-racial” America. The free event, part of Adelphi’s Black History Month celebrations, will take place in the Ruth S. Harley University Center in the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom at 7:00 p.m., 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY.

Author Book Reading and Signing - Barnes and Noble City Center
February 18, 2013 - White Plains

In celebration of Black History Month, join children's book author Mayma Raphael for a reading of her book, "I Love the Skin I'm In." There will also be craft projects and book signing.

Cities in Crisis: Ecological Transformations - Cooper Union- The Great Hall
February 18, 2013 - New York

On the one hand, cities can be the epitome of sustainability, reaping the benefits of proximity, efficiency, and innovation. On the other hand, they can be graveyards of dreams and sources of contamination. In Cities In Crisis: Ecological Transformations, six lectures at The Cooper Union, Dr. Steward Pickett, past President of the Ecological Society of America and a plant ecologist with the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, will present an integrated view of cities from an ecological perspective and explore the frontiers of promoting the transformation of a more sustainable urban trajectory. February 11: Globalization and the Changing City - What is urbanism? What is urban from an ecological perspective? How is the urban reality evolving in a global era? What is the nature of contemporary urban crisis? How can that crisis be met as an opportunity? February 18: Cities as Ecosystems - How do ecologists think about cities? What ecological processes occur in cities? What’s wrong with the idea of open space in cities? February 25: Natural Disturbance and the City - How common is natural disturbance in the urban context? What is the nature of natural hazard in cities? How does this play out in terms of social and other kinds of vulnerability? March 4: From Sanitary to Sustainable City - How did the “sanitary city” solve social and environmental problems? What are the limits to the sanitary strategy? How does the sustainable city envision solving the problems of the sanitary city, or even of cities that are created from scratch? March 11: Ecology for Urban Design - What does ecology have to say to urban design? What ecological principles underwrite ecological urban design? How do the ethics of sustainability shape ecological application in cities? March 18: A Land Ethic for the Urban Era - Does Aldo Leopold’s ethical viewpoint apply to cities? Is there a problem with our contrast between wilderness and “urbanness”? How do we facilitate the benefits of cities and incorporate them into ethical urban thinking? INFO: www.cooper.edu; [email protected]; (212) 353-4332 Find The Cooper Union on Facebook at https://facebook.com/cooperunion and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cooperunion. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a distinguished private college of art, architecture and engineering founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper, an inventor, industrialist and philanthropist.

i9 Sports In-Person Registration - Modell's Sporting Goods
February 18, 2013 - West Nyack

i9 Sports helps kids succeed in life through sports, including youth flag football and soccer. The i9 Sports - Rockland County staff will be at Modell's Sporting Goods in the Palisades Mall with information about programs, give-aways, and sign-up opportunities.

Beginner's Book Club - Rose Memorial Library
February 19, 2013 - Stony Point

Young readers can Join the library for a reading of the story, a brief book discussion, trivia games, a themed craft and a snack. Participants can pick up a copy of the book at registration, which begins February 4.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
February 19, 2013 - Wilton

Children and their caregivers sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration necessary.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
February 19, 2013 - 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.

Vacation Teen Pizza and a Movie - Floral Park Public Library
February 19, 2013 - Floral Park

Kids in Grades 6-12 can enjoy an exciting fun movie (title to be announced) and munch on great pizza and snacks. Registration required.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 19, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can come in for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required. Tuesdays through May 14.

PreSchool Stroytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 19, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can come in for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required. Tuesdays through May 14.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 19, 2013 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their parent, grandparent, or caregiver can come in for stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles. Pre-registration for this popular program is required. Tuesdays through May 14.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
February 19, 2013 - Haverstraw

Children ages 3-5, with a parent, grandparent or caregiver are invited for stories, songs, and more.

Beginner's Book Club - Rose Memorial Library
February 19, 2013 - Stony Point

Young readers can stop by the library for a story reading, a brief book discussion, trivia games, a themed craft, and a snack. Pre-registration is required.

Beginner's Book Club - Rose Memorial Library
February 19, 2013 - Stony Point

Young readers can stop by the library for a story reading, a brief book discussion, trivia games, a themed craft, and a snack. Pre-registration is required.

February-themed Jeopardy! - White Plains Public Library
February 19, 2013 - White Plains

Join a team and play this "February"-themed trivia game based on the popular TV show. Have fun and win prizes! Contestants should be ages 7 and older (grades 2-6), but the whole family will enjoy being part of the library audience.

Will Shaw - Juggling & Comedy - White Plains Public Library
February 19, 2013 - White Plains

Will Shaw creates a wonderfully direct audience rapport with his juggling, unicycling, balance tricks, boomerangs, cowboy rope tricks, music, fire tricks, sight gags, clowning, audience participation, and a distinctly offbeat, but sophisticated sense of humor, steeped in the traditions of the great comedians from the silent film era to the present. For families with children in grades K-6.

Trove @ The Movies: 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted' [PG] - White Plains Public Library
February 19, 2013 - White Plains

Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus. 2012. Rated PG. 92 mins.

Art All Day! - Chappaqua Public Library
February 19, 2013 - Chappaqua

Brighten the winter with all-day drop-in crafts. All ages with an adult. Open registration.

Design and Create Your Own Jewelry with Yvette Powell - Central Library
February 19, 2013 - Jamaica

Yvette Powell leads a workshop that guides children and teens through the process of designing and making jewelry, using their own style to create unique pieces. All materials are included; preregistration is required for teens.

Preschool Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Highlawn branch
February 19, 2013 - Bensonhurst

Stories, finger plays, and playtime for preschoolers.

Story Craft - Brooklyn Public Library, Fort Hamilton branch
February 19, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Kids hear a story and make a related craft.

Our Garden Club - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
February 19, 2013 - Marine Park

Children, with and without special needs, learn about gardening, read gardening-related books, hear storytelling and music, and make crafts. Part of The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.

Robert the Guitar Guy - Scarsdale Public Library
February 19, 2013 - Scarsdale

Songs and activities with Robert Markowitz for children ages 2-5 years with caregiver. Registration is required.

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
February 19, 2013 - White Plains

Kids are invited to join the Story Time Club which meets every Tuesday. First-time members receive an official Book Club Passport at their first Story Time, and a special gift after five visits.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
February 19, 2013 - Wilton

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

Make Your Own Cigar Box Purse for Teens - Wilton Library
February 19, 2013 - Wilton

Create a one-of-a-kind purse using cigar boxes, fabric, beads, buttons, and other materials for creating handles, closures and embellishing. For teens in grades 6-12. Registration required.

Summer@theCenter: Open House - Center for Architecture
February 19, 2013 - Greenwich Village

Learn more about the Center for Architecture's Summer@theCenter studios for students entering grades 3-12 in Fall 2013. Programs run Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm from June 17–August 29, 2013. Each week explores a different topic in architecture and design through art and building activities, walking tours, and special site visits. At the free open house, visit the classrooms and galleries, observe the vacation programs in action, see examples from last summer, and have your questions answered by staff and educators.

Mother 2 Mother Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health WIC Office
February 19, 2013 - Spring Valley

The Rockland County Department of Health invites new mothers and mothers-to-be to attend this monthly support group that offers help and information. The program is led by a certified lactation consultant who can help women with their questions and concerns. Babies and toddlers are welcome. The group is available in Spanish at 1:45pm.

Free Kids Cooking Class - Yonkers Whole Foods Market
February 19, 2013 - Yonkers

The Veggiecation Program and select Whole Foods Market locations are getting kids in the kitchen! Together with a Veggiecation instructor, kids will help prepare a Sweetheart Smoothie and a Teriyaki Celery Stirfry. Kids will be invited to learn basic nutrition facts while they prepare Veggiecation's own recipes. They will sample the culinary creations, experience vegetables in their raw form, and cast their votes on how they liked the recipes. Kids will take home complimentary character coloring pages, recipes, and stickers. Please visit www.veggiecation.com for more information!

Ready, Sit, Read! - Finkelstein Memorial Library
February 19, 2013 - Spring Valley

Due to insistent public demand, the library is pleased to offer again this story time to emerging readers from ages 18 months - 4 years old with parent or caregiver.

i9 Sports In-Person Registration - Modell's Sporting Goods
February 19, 2013 - West Nyack

i9 Sports helps kids succeed in life through sports, including youth flag football and soccer. The i9 Sports - Rockland County staff will be at Modell's Sporting Goods in the Palisades Mall with information about programs, give-aways, and sign-up opportunities.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
February 20, 2013 - Wilton

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
February 20, 2013 - Wilton

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

Danna Banana - Bank Street Bookstore
February 20, 2013 - Upper West Side

Danna Banana performs music for kids that parents can stand every Wednesday at the bookstore.

Toddler Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
February 20, 2013 - Manhasset

Toddlers 18 months - 2� years are welcome at this fun event where familiar rhymes, favorite songs, and gentle stories are the foundation of this fun-filled introduction to storytime for children and their caregivers.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 20, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers can come in for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required. Wednesdays through May 15.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 20, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids ages 4-12 can play with the library's LEGO's or bring their own. Wednesdays through May 15.

Circus Party - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 20, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-7 can clown with circus-themed crafts and games. Pre-regisrtration is required.

Story Time - The Jumping Gym
February 20, 2013 - West Hempstead

Everyone is welcome to free storytime. If there is time after the story there will be arts and crafts projects.

Storytime: George Washington's Birthday - Barnes & Noble at Palisades Center
February 20, 2013 - West Nyack

From award-winning author Margaret McNamara and New Yorker artist Barry Blitt comes this partly true and completely funny story of George Washington's 7th birthday. In this clever approach to history, young readers will discover some truths and myths about George Washington.

Book Babies - The Field Library
February 20, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Animal Heroes of Literature & Legend - Chappaqua Public Library
February 20, 2013 - Chappaqua

Real birds, mammals, and reptiles bring literature and legends to life. Registration required.

Sukey Molloy & Friends! - Mt. Pleasant Public Library
February 20, 2013 - Pleasantville

Join Sukey Molloy for an hour of sing-along fun. Sukey is an award-winning recording artist know for her gentle, intimate, up-close entertaining style for families with children ages 1-5. Dance along with Sukey's friends Sunflower, Tick Tock, Sunny, and Little Brella during the show. Call Children's Room for info. at 914-769-0548 x215.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Sheepshead Bay branch
February 20, 2013 - Sheepshead Bay

Kids create their own, unique crafts.

Chess Club - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
February 20, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

Chess for all ages.

Knitting Workshop - Brooklyn Public Library, Bedford branch
February 20, 2013 - Crown Heights

Knitters of all levels are welcome to this all-ages workshop. Bring your own yarn and needles.

Parents 4 Parents Special Needs Support Group Monthly Meeting - Rosenthal JCC
February 20, 2013 - Pleasantville

Parents 4 Parents is a support network for parents of children with special needs who have been through the emotions of receiving a diagnosis for their children, navigating the evaluation process and educational programs (EI, CPSE, CSE), and living with the day-to-day challenges of raising and caring for their beloved children. All are welcome. RSVP required.

CHESS CLUB: Grades K-12 - Westport Library
February 20, 2013 - Westport

All levels welcome, but you must know the pieces' names, direction in which they move, and how to set up board.

Creation Station! - Wilton Library
February 20, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades K through 5 make any creation they choose. This is the perfect opportunity for children to innovate, communicate, and express themselves in a free-form environment. Some materials that may be available are Legos®, arts and crafts materials, model cars, Lego Technics®, science kits, and more. No registration.

Newbery Club - Wilton Library
February 20, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades 4-6 are invited to join this new book club which will introduce children to Newbery Award winning books. The book for February's discussion is The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth Speare, which won the Newbery in 1959. Read the book and spend a fun hour at the Library with crafts, questions, snacks, and activities. Registration required.

Hepatitis C Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
February 20, 2013 - Park Slope

A monthly support group for those being treated with Hepatitis C. Meets the third Wednesday of the month.

Open Houses for 2013 Season - Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts
February 20, 2013 - Wheatley Heights

Learn about Usdan's more than 40 summer programs in music, theater, dance, visual arts, creating writing, nature and ecology and chess for children ages 6-18, and tour the Center's 200-acre woodland campus.

Brain Awareness Day - Brain Balance Achievement Center of Allendale
February 20, 2013 - Allendale

Children ages 5-12 can participate in games and activities to learn what the brain is, what the brain does, why it is important to protect the brain, and why eating healthy is important to the brain.

i9 Sports In-Person Registration - Modell's Sporting Goods
February 20, 2013 - West Nyack

i9 Sports helps kids succeed in life through sports, including youth flag football and soccer. The i9 Sports - Rockland County staff will be at Modell's Sporting Goods in the Palisades Mall with information about programs, give-aways, and sign-up opportunities.

After School Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
February 21, 2013 - Manhasset

Longer stories and crazy crafts are all part of the fun. This is a drop-off class for children in K-2. Registration required.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs - Manhasset Public Library
February 21, 2013 - Manhasset

Join the Great Books Discussion Group and enjoy classic stories of European and American fiction with co leaders Dr. Peter Kornblum and Scott Korman. Cookies and coffee will be served. Call to get information on the book.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 21, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can come in for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Bouncing Babies - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 21, 2013 - Garnerville

Non-walkers and their parent, grandparent, or caregiver are invited for rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 21, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 can hear stories in Spanish and English. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

POLESYE PROJECT & SHOFAR TRIO - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 21, 2013 - New York

Singer, accordionist, musicologist and Warsaw-native Olga Mieleszczuk's (Polesye Project) special focus is music of the Ashkenazi Jewish tradition of Eastern Europe, especially the border areas of Poland (Galitzia, Polesye). A classically-trained musician, who divides her time between Warsaw and Tel Aviv, she has studied and performed wide-ranging genres from Hassidic music, to Yiddish songs, to folk music from the Jewish, Slavic and Balkan traditions. Her recording, Jewish Folksongs From the Shtetl, drawn from works of Mariam Nirenberg, a Jewish singer from Polesye who emigrated to Canada in 1932, was released earlier this year. Shofar Trio -- guitarist Raphael Roginski, saxophonist and bass clarinet player Mikolaj Trzaska and drummer Macio Moretti (who performed at Target - Free Thursdays for the 2012 Unsound Festival as half of LXMP) -- formed in 2006, joins traditional Jewish music with contemporary avant-jazz and rock. The Poland-based band released its debut album album in 2007 -- works based on the first compendium of Hassidic melodies from the Ukraine, Poland and Moldova compiled by early 20th-century Sovient musicologist Moshe Beregovsky. Over the past five years, the group has performed throughout Europe. The concert will feature the trio's innovative interpretations of nigunim, or religious songs (meant to induce a state of religious ecstasy), more dancelike freylakhs, and Jewish liturgical music.

Wii Fun For Kids - White Plains Public Library
February 21, 2013 - White Plains

The competition for boys and girls in grades 1-5 takes place on the big screen in The Trove's Galaxy Hall. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Tutoring - Brooklyn Public Library, Cypress Hills branch
February 21, 2013 - Cypress Hills

Kids can get tutoring help from an NYC schoolteacher.

Chess and Checkers - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
February 21, 2013 - Kensington

Kids get the grid with chess and checkers.

Black History Month Reading Circle - Brooklyn Public Library, Canarsie branch
February 21, 2013 - Canarsie

Teens bring their favorite work by a great African-American poet or novelist, or a speech by an inspiring African-American figure, to read out loud and discuss with the group. Original works are also welcome.

Teen Thursdays - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
February 21, 2013 - Yonkers

Hang out with Z, the teen librarian, create arts & crafts, play board games/PS3, take quizzes, enter a monthly raffle, and win small prizes at Bingo...and more. Something different every week. Open to tweens and teens, ages 12-19 in the Teen Scene.

Drum Workshop - Queens Village
February 21, 2013 - Queens Village

Make some noise at this hands-on drum and percussion workshop for teens with professional musician Tony Genovese.

Winter Blood Drive - Alley Pond Environmental Center
February 21, 2013 - Douglaston

Give life, give blood. Call and speak to Liz to schedule an appointment. To date, almost 250 pints of blood have been collected; help that number grow. Free babysitting available to those parents who need it while they make their life saving donation.

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
February 21, 2013 - Flushing

Children and teens ages 11-14, can try their hand at acting, and perform in a live show especially for kids. Budding actors, musicians, scenery artists, sound effects techs, and stagehands are needed. Weekly meetings and rehearsals are required for all actors and actresses.

Mini Musicians - South Norwalk Library
February 21, 2013 - South Norwalk

Children age 3-5 are invited to make music. The session includes singing, dancing, musical stories, and jamming with musical instruments. Children will learn basic musical concepts like rhythm, pitch, and tempo, while participating in fun, hands-on games and activities. The program is limited to 15 participants and registration is required. You can register online or call x 15903.

Countdown to Kindergarten - Fairfield Public Library
February 21, 2013 - Fairfield

A Pathways to Parenting program where educators discuss preparing your child for kindergarten.

Liederabend - Paul Hall
February 21, 2013 - New York

Pianists from Juilliard's Collaborative Piano Department perform vocal repertoire with singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts. FREE concert; no tickets required.

Healthy Living Workshop - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
February 21, 2013 - Valley Cottage

Bounce! Trampoline Sports hosts this latest in a series of free healthy living workshops. At this workshop, learn how toxins in your body are preventing you from losing weight, what you can do about it, NuLean & Weight Loss, what you need to know with Dr. Michael Cocilovo, the Director of New City Chiropractic Center.

Deaf Education Center Open House - Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf
Through February 21, 2013 - Mill Neck

Open House at Mill Neck's Deaf Education Center will offer an overview of our comprehensive programs, including: Infant/Toddler (birth - age 3); Integrated Pre-K/K Auditory/Verbal Program for hearing and Deaf children; Total Communication Program for Pre-K through Grade 12; High School program; Deaf-Autism Special Needs; Extended Day programs in Athletics, Driver's Education, Music and more; Literacy Collaborative and Reading Recovery.To RSVP/more information, call 516-628-4214/4232 or contact [email protected]

FREE Seminar: ' Vaccinations...Facts & Myths' - St. Charles Hospital
February 21, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Amy Goldberg, MD, Pediatrician, St. Charles Hospital, will discuss childhood vaccinations. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. Adults only, please. Call to reserve your seat: (631) 474-3700

i9 Sports In-Person Registration - Modell's Sporting Goods
February 21, 2013 - West Nyack

i9 Sports helps kids succeed in life through sports, including youth flag football and soccer. The i9 Sports - Rockland County staff will be at Modell's Sporting Goods in the Palisades Mall with information about programs, give-aways, and sign-up opportunities.

Tot Shabbat Service - Bet Torah Nursery School
February 22, 2013 - Mt. Kisco

Nursery School students lead the singing. Kiddush follows the service. Open to all.

Wii Play - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
February 22, 2013 - Haverstraw

Students in grades 1-6 can challenge themselves and their friends on the Wii.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 22, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids are invited to bring their own Legos or use the library's to make something special. For ages 4-12. Fridays through May 17 other than March 29.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 22, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-7 are invited for stories, crafts, and more. _re-registration is required. Fridays through May 17 other than March 29.

Fun Wii Fridays - Hollis Library
February 22, 2013 - Hollis

Calling all teens! Enjoy an afternoon for lots of socializing and Wii games.

Visitor Day - Cornerstone Christian School
February 22, 2013 - New City

Rockland's only Christian elementary school, serving kindergarden through 6th grade, invites prospective parents to visit the school and learn about its programs.

Game Day - Sunnyside Library
February 22, 2013 - Sunnyside

Ennjoy some friendly competition at this weekly game program for tweens and teens. Play Monopoly, checkers, chess, Connect 4, Uno, and more.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
February 22, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Movies - Brooklyn Public Library, Walt Whitman branch
February 22, 2013 - Fort Greene

Kids watch a movie based on a children's story book.

Chess Workshop - Brooklyn Public Library, Sheepshead Bay branch
February 22, 2013 - Sheepshead Bay

Everyone is invited to this chess workshop. All levels and ages are welcome.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
February 22, 2013 - 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.

The Lounge - Wilton Library
February 22, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades 1 and up are invited to play video games on the Library's Wii system. Comfortable seating will be available. Caregivers must remain in the building for children under age 12. No registration.

downUNDER Premieres - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
February 22, 2013 - Fairfield

Unwind after a week at school. Watch a new to DVD movie and share snacks with friends in the downUnder Teen Center.

Nature Tales! - Suffolk County Environmental Center
February 22, 2013 - Islip

Join Jane Lewis for an exploration of the natural world through books. Ages 18 months to 5 with an accompanying adult.

Chinese New Year Celebration - Rutgers Community Programs
February 22, 2013 - Upper West Side

Celebrate The Year of the Snake at this annual Chinese New Year Party. Enjoy music, dance, crafts, light refreshments, and more. RSVP required: Jennifer at [email protected] or 212-877-8227 x212. Children of all ages and their parent/caregiver are welcome.

i9 Sports In-Person Registration - Modell's Sporting Goods
February 22, 2013 - West Nyack

i9 Sports helps kids succeed in life through sports, including youth flag football and soccer. The i9 Sports - Rockland County staff will be at Modell's Sporting Goods in the Palisades Mall with information about programs, give-aways, and sign-up opportunities.

Family Purim Program - Temple Sholom
February 22, 2013 - Bayside

Join visiting Rabbi Beth Kalisch and Cantor Josée Wolff and welcome Shabbat and prepare for Purin with stories, songs, crafts and snacks. All children under Bar/Bat Mitzvah age are welcome to bring their families along. Call the Temple Office at 718-343-8660 to let us know you are planning to attend.

Real Steel - Free Sword Swallowing Show - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
February 23, 2013 - New York

More than 20 sword swallowers will be "dropping swords" at nearly 20 Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditoriums worldwide on February 23, 2013 in celebration of the 6th annual World Sword Swallower's Day. In New York City, Ripley's Times Square will host the largest group of sword swallowing performers. Led by Todd Robbins, the group of more than 10 sword swallowers will perform a free show outside of Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium. The show will start at 1:30 pm with an official "swallow" at 2:23:13 p.m. to coincide with the 2/23/13 date. People can also try swallowing a sword on their own -- virtually -- thanks to the new Ripley's Believe It or Not! app which features iSword. This cutting edge technology allows users to test their lightning-fast reactions and nerves of steel to score points and freak out their friends, all on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It's all the fun without any of the danger! Instructions on how to use the app will be provided at each World Swallower's Day event so we can all swallow together! World Sword Swallower's Day was founded by the Sword Swallowers Association International (SSAI) and is co-sponsored by Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Anime Club - Rockville Center Library
February 23, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Kids in Grades 7 to 12 watch and discuss computer animated creations and sometimes draw their own.

Crafts For Kids - Cupcake Corner
February 23, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Bring your kids to the bakery/cafe for a free craft. Reservations not required. Craft changes every weekend. Craft takes anywhere from 15-45 minutes to complete depending upon the age of the child. Parents can enjoy lunch while their kids do activities.

Purim Shpiel & Megilat Esther Reading - Temple Beth Torah
February 23, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Temple Beth Torah presents "A Shushan Street Purim." All ages are welcome for this celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim.

Queen Esther's Magic - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 23, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim with magician Simon Mandal. Then stay for a light dinner, a Megillah reading, and holiday songs to the tune of some well-known Disney songs.

Saturday Crafts - The Field Library
February 23, 2013 - Peekskill

Crafty kids can drop in for simple crafts from 11am-12pm and make a Unity Quilt Square, too.

Saturday Specials - Chappaqua Public Library
February 23, 2013 - Chappaqua

A program for special needs kids and their families: stories, songs, sensory activities, and schmoozing. For all ages. Registration required; space is limited.

Family Art Project: Seedy, Beady Paper - Wave Hill
February 23, 2013 - Bronx

Papermaker Randy Brozen shows participants how to make beautiful sheets of handmade paper, dressed up extra fancy, with seeds and seed beads.

Birding: Winter Birds - Clove Lakes Park
February 23, 2013 - Staten Island

Clove Lakes Park is for the birds...winter birds! Enjoy them up close and in the sky.

Saturday Family Programs: Charlotte's Web - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 23, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Enjoy the wonderful E. E. Cummings story as brought to life in this theatrical production.

African American History Month Celebration - The Discovery Museum
February 23, 2013 - Bridgeport

In honor of African American History Month, the Museum is focusing on storytelling and its role in documenting the history and culture of African-Americans. Professional storytellers and a variety of artists will perform. African American scientists and engineers will be honored.

4th Saturday Wildcard Night - The Moxie Spot
February 23, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

What's happening at the Moxie Spot? Come down and yell for your favorite activity. Whatever the vast majority decides, wins (or whomever yells the loudest!).

Children's Author Visit - Matthew Van Fleet - Wilton Library
February 23, 2013 - Wilton

Children ages 2 through 7 with caregivers are invited to a book reading and presentation by New York Times bestselling children's author Matthew Van Fleet. Mr. Van Fleet will talk about his latest interactive story book Lick, as well as some of his other books such as Sniff, Moo, Cat, and Heads.

Nutra Book Club Series - The Dolphin Bookshop and Cafe
February 23, 2013 - Port Washington

The Dolphin Bookshop and Cafe introduces a new book series. Join in this fun event to kick-off the Nutra Book Club Series.

Fractured Fables Puppet Theatre - Bank Street Bookstore
February 23, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Come see this improvisational audience-participation puppet show with live music, where you choose which classic tales are retold with a twist of comedy. Each show is unique and will feature special guests.

Harlem Stop 'N' Swap - Salvation Army Harlem Temple
February 23, 2013 - Harlem

Clear out clutter and help reduce NYC's waste at GrowNYC's Stop 'N' Swap by bringing clean, portable, reusable items to donate to a new home, or simply take home items that are useful to you. No furniture or large items. Plan to arrive by 2pm if you have things to give away. Visit GrowNYC.org/swap for more info or call 212-788-7964.

World Sword Swallower's Day - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
February 23, 2013 - Times Square

Celebrate the 7th annual World Sword Swallower's Day with free performances by death-defying sword swallowers. Performances start around 1:30pm, with an official worldwide "swallow" taking place at 2:23 pm (on 2/23/2013). Sword swallowing shows outside the museum are free. Regular admission is required for people wanting to tour Ripley's Times Square Odditorium.

Shireinu Special Needs Purim Service - Congregation Rodeph Sholom
February 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

With Purim just around the corner, families with kids who have special needs should know about this High Holy Day worship service which is sure to be a fun and meaningful experience. The Purim celebration is designed to be accessible, respectful, and embrace a wide variety of needs and sensitivities. The service is musical and interactive and open to the entire community, members and non-members, and all ages are welcome. Families will sing, play instruments, eat hamantaschen (and a variety of other healthy and tasty snacks), and come together with joy for the holiday. The service will include American Sign Language interpretation, a quiet room, and a visual schedule to help accommodate various needs, and the synagogue will provide a social story in advance of the service for anyone who would like to become familiarized with the experience and space. RSVP is encouraged. If you have questions or to RSVP, contact: [email protected] or 646-454-3124.

Morris is coming to visit us! - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
February 23, 2013 - North Salem

Morris is coming to visit us and he likes to be read to! RSVP now to read aloud to Morris! You can have a ten-minute session to read your favorite book to him. Morris is a therapy dog from Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue. For kids in grades 1-4.

Stone Cold Fox - Rockwood Music Hall II
February 23, 2013 - New York

Picture this: dreamy, folk-inspired tunes ignited by an aspiring musician's simple stroll in the city or while immersed in his own thoughts on a meaningless train ride. The concept seems almost too organic of an approach to songwriting to exist in the modern rock scene. Enter NYC's Stone Cold Fox - a group that echoes that exact raw musicianship and towers above anything you've ever heard because of it. The group's debut EP, The Young, is a thematic declaration of nostalgia that reflects on tales of loneliness and of leaving home too soon, an all-too-familiar chapter in life that's perfectly captured with its emotionally-charged lyrics. Stone Cold Fox certainly leaves no stone left unturned with this record, making full use of layered keyboards and synths while maintaining a dazzlingly organic sound to create instant ear candy. Fusing emotion with extravagance, Stone Cold Fox has an instant knack for spoiling listeners with a splash of sweet sing-alongs that will leave you humming along to its larger than life choruses and adding an extra hop in your step with its toe-tapping melodies. Visit http://www.stonecoldfoxmusic.com for more info!

Summer Camp Open House - PacPlex
February 23, 2013 - Flatlands

PacKids Summer Camp offers campers a variety of activities in a family-like atmosphere. Kids enjoy daily outdoor swimming, basketball, and soccer on indoor courts and field. They are also introduced to gymnastics and dance. Caring and attentive counselors maintain a positive and uplifting environment. This year campers will enjoy brand new facilities at PacPlex which is currently being rebuilt after sustaining severe damage in Hurricane Sandy. We are having an open house for registration. Come for our Early Bird Discount.

All Me: The Life and Times of Winifred Rembert - Bernie Wohl Center
February 23, 2013 - New York

Join us at Goddard Riverside Community Center’s Bernie Wohl Center for a special screening and art exhibit of “All ME: The Life & Times of WINFRED REMBERT”. This documentary chronicles the life of Winifred; an artist who grew up in the south picking cotton, who later emerged as a painter, known widely for his tableaux pieces about life in the Jim Crow south. Following the documentary, Winifred will answer questions, and pieces of his art will be on exhibit. This event is free and open to the public, however spaces are limited! Reserve your ticket online today: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AllMe.

Purim Day! - The JCC In Manhattan
February 23, 2013 - New York

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2012/2013 Season of R&R @ the JCC – February 23rd – Purim Day! WHO: Current Events Discussion Group: Schmooze on the News & Storytelling with Gia Pace; Hebrew Playgroup; PurimSpiel Shadow Puppet Show; Community Cinema: Norma Rae; Adventure Workshop with Rebeca Diaz; What’s Jewish Got To Do With Purim and Heroes? Lecture - Join Janet R. Kirchheimer, teaching fellow at CLAL to talk about Queen Esther and Mordechai and what Jewish wisdom says about heroes; Stony Brook University Vocalists A Capella Concert: and all the usual weekly R&R activities!!! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, creative art projects, Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHEN: Saturday February 23, 2013, 2:00pm-5:00pm (until March 23rd) WHERE: The JCC In Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 WHY: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and... IT'S ALL FREE! For more information: www.jccmanhattan.org/rr or join our Facebook page for updated information https://www.facebook.com/pages/RR-Shabbat-at-The-JCC-in-Manhattan/193553367387562

Crafts For Kids - Cupcake Corner
February 24, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Bring your kids to the bakery/cafe for a free craft. Reservations not required. Craft changes every weekend. Craft takes anywhere from 15-45 minutes to complete depending upon the age of the child. Parents can enjoy lunch while their kids do activities.

Cuentos - White Plains Public Library
February 24, 2013 - White Plains

Storytime in Spanish for the entire family.

The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism KidSchool Purim Celebration and Party - The SAJ
February 24, 2013 - Upper West Side

The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism hosts their annual KidSchool Purim celebration and party. Festivities include snacks, music, games, performances, and costumes. Guests welcome.

Nature Exploration (moderate) - High Rock Park Ranger Station
February 24, 2013 - Staten Island

Enjoy the natural beauty of High Rock Park with this moderate hike.

Phil Rosenthal - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
February 24, 2013 - N. Salem

Phil Rosenthal is a nationally renowned singer, songwriter, recording artist, and record producer. A native of Guilford, CT, Phil began his professional career in the 1970s as a mandolin player and singer in the New England-based bluegrass bands Apple Country and Old Dog. Sponsored by the Friends with a grant from M&T Bank for music at the library.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
February 24, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Arts at The Park: Young Artist's Recital: Machenzie Melemed - Park Avenue Christian Church
February 24, 2013 - Upper East Side

In partnership with the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, Arts at The Park presents this talented young pianist, a prize winner of the 2012 Sixth NY International Piano Competition. The program will include classical works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Schumann.

Expressions 2013 - Rowayton Arts Center
Through February 24, 2013 - Rowayton

High-quality works by some of the region's finest artists will be on view at this juried all-media exhibition.

Purim Masquerade Disco Ball - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
February 24, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Make some hamentashen, enjoy a puppet show, show off your costume, dance to the disco fever, and celebrate the story of Purim.

Prevailing Winds Winter Concert - Fairfield Public Library
February 24, 2013 - Fairfield

The popular woodwind quintet will present a festive, interactive winter concert for families with children of all ages. Bring your marching shoes.

Words are Freedom: Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 24, 2013 - Prospect Heights

This event will discuss the autobiographical account by Jacobs, a former slave, of her master's cruelty and physical abuse, and her harrowing experience as a fugitive attempting to secure her children's freedom.

Classical Interludes: Apollo Trio - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 24, 2013 - Prospect Heights

The Apollo Trio perform work by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and Schubert.

Open House - Countryside Montessori School
February 24, 2013 - Great Neck

Join this informative Open House for an opportunity to learn more about the Montessori approach to education, tour the school and classrooms and meet the teachers.

MUSICAL PLAYGROUND - Brentwood Library
February 24, 2013 - Brentwood

Children ages 4 and up with adult join Jack on his adventure through the musical playground. Kids will sing, dance, laugh, and drum. Using strange instruments like the peace pipes or traditional drums like the jembe, kids will learn some basic musical skills in a hands-on interactive setting.

Open Houses for 2013 Season - Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts
February 24, 2013 - Wheatley Heights

Learn about Usdan's more than 40 summer programs in music, theater, dance, visual arts, creating writing, nature and ecology and chess for children ages 6-18, and tour the Center's 200-acre woodland campus.

EL AL Israel Airlines' Second Annual National Hamantaschen Eating Championship - Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun (KJ) Synagogue
February 24, 2013 - New York

EL AL Israel Airlines will host its second annual National Hamantaschen Eating Championship in celebration of Purim on Sunday, February 24 at 1:00 p.m. Non-professional “eaters” interested in participating can sign-up today through February 19th on the EL AL USA Facebook page (ELALIsraelAirlinesUSA). The 10 finalists, who will be chosen at random, will be notified on February 20th and must be available to take part in the eating contest on February 24th. During the festive event, run by All Pro Eating, the world’s only recognized independent competitive eating organization, participants will battle it out as they devour as many hamantaschen (triangle-shaped pastries) as possible in five minutes for the chance to win a free flight to Tel Aviv. To spice up the competition, All Pro Eating will bring in their #1 ranked Independent Competitive Eater in the world, Jamie “The Bear” McDonald to try and beat last year’s record set by Will “The Champ” Millender, who ate 25 hamantaschen in five minutes. Jamie “The Bear” is a sensation in the world of pro-eating and is coming off a streak of un-defeats having won 65 eating championships last year. Non-pros will need to beat last year’s record set by Rob “The Hebrew Hammer” Wizenberg, who devoured 14 hamantaschen in five minutes. Participants will compete for the grand prize of a round-trip flight to Tel Aviv from NYC or LA. If the first place winner “beats the pro,” he or she will win a second roundtrip ticket to Israel. Second and third place winners will receive vouchers for $500 and $250 respectively.

School of American Ballet: Free Workshops - Queens Theatre
February 24, 2013 - Flushing

The School of American Ballet, the official academy of New York City Ballet, will present free lecture-demonstrations at Queens Theatre.

School of American Ballet: Free Workshops - Queens Theatre
February 24, 2013 - Flushing

The School of American Ballet, the official academy of New York City Ballet, will present free lecture-demonstrations at Queens Theatre.

Tappin' the Farm's Maple Trees - Muscoot Farm
February 24, 2013 - Katonah

Learn about the procedures for tapping the maple trees. Weather permitting. Try your hand at tapping the maple trees that provide the sweet sap for syrup. Weather permitting.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Half Dozen! - apple seeds Chelsea/Flatiron
February 24, 2013 - Chelsea

Half Dozen, the toy and book boutique at apple seeds Chelsea, will be hosting a free Chinese New Year event on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 10:30am to 12pm. The party will feature a book reading by Michele Wong McSween, author of the "Gordon and Lili " book series, and will have her iPad for the kids to check out her new app "Gordon and Lili: Learn Animals in Mandarin." Apple seeds will have a "create your own snake" art project to celebrate the year of the snake, and will also have the Fun with Animals of the Zodiac wooden puzzles by Clever Duck.

Tiny Tots - Hempstead Library
February 25, 2013 - Hempstead

This program is for children from 18 months to 30 months with a caregiver. Finger-plays, songs, and stories will provide fun for all.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
February 25, 2013 - Wilton

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

Camera Club - Manhasset Public Library
February 25, 2013 - Manhasset

This program is open to all. There is no fee and membership is not a requirement. Please contact George Novello at [email protected]

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
February 25, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents can share tea with one of the school's early childhood educators while their child plays nearby in a classroom.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 25, 2013 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregiver are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles. Pre-registration for this popular program is required. Mondays through May 13 other than February 18 and May 27.

Board Game Fun! - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 25, 2013 - Garnerville

Students in grades 1-6 can try their hand at some of the library's many classic board games including chess, checkers, Scrabble, Clue, Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, and more.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 25, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Pre-registration is required. Mondays through May 13 other than February 18.

Open Mic Poetry Night - Barnes and Noble - Utopia Center
February 25, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Aspiring poets, let your words be heard! Enjoy an evening of poetry. Share your original works and listen to aspiring poets with host Susan Yang.

Preschool Story and Craft - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 25, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Preschoolers, ages 3-6, hear a story and make a craft.

Lego Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
February 25, 2013 - Williamsburg

Kids set their imaginations free using Lego building blocks.

Zumba for Children and Parents - Norwalk Public Library
February 25, 2013 - Norwalk

Move and groove to some fun and upbeat music in this Zumba class run by Karen for children ages 3-12 and their parents. No registration necessary but the program is limited to the first 80 people who arrive. Be sure to bring water.

American Girl Series: Addy Books--Life and Times of Civil War Discussion - South Norwalk Library
February 25, 2013 - South Norwalk

The discussion will introduce children to the life and times of the Civil War and may involve dressing up and acting out for the time period. Books should be read prior to attending , which will include crafts, activities based on the characters' lives and some read aloud. Registration is required by calling x15903.

Poetry Writing Workshop - Barnes and Noble - Utopia Center
February 25, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Budding poets looking to perfect their craft can join poets Bob Trabold and Amanda Konstantine Perlmutter for constructive feedback in a personalized setting.

Whodunit? Book Club - Wilton Library
February 25, 2013 - Wilton

Kids in grades 2 and 3 are invited to join this mystery book club and discuss The Fenway Foul-up by David Kelly. Snacks will be provided, along with fun detective activities. Parents and guardians must be in the Library.

Open Craft Mondays - Fairfield Public Library
February 25, 2013 - Fairfield

Drop by the Library to make a seasonal and fun craft. Open to all ages. All Day, or while supplies last.

Peek-a-Boo time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
February 25, 2013 - Williamsburg

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays.

Preschool Storytime - New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
February 25, 2013 - Midtown

Stories, songs, and participation activities for children ages 3-5.

McSweeney's Issue #42 Release Party - McNally Jackson
February 25, 2013 - New York

Join us for the launch party and mini-marathon reading to celebrate the release of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Issue #42 at McNally Jackson in New York City on February 25th. Edited by novelist Adam Thirlwell, the new issue is a monumental experiment in translated literature. New or little-known works by Kierkegaard, Enrique Vila-Matas, Krasznahorkai, et al., are each taken through six translators apiece, translated into English and then retranslated back out again (and again) to create altered, echoed and downright weird narratives by a dream collection of some of our finest writers. Readings from contributors Alvaro Enrigue, Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, Julie Orringer, Colm Toibin, Valeria Luiselli, and John Wray.

The Last Laugh (1924) - Neue Galerie
February 25, 2013 - New York

Neue Galerie presents a series of documentaries and feature films that engage with central themes of the art on display. These films are selected by the curatorial staff, and shed light on the deeper motivations of artists, give insight into the time period, or demonstrate the ongoing influence of turn-of-the-century art and thought on today's culture. Films are presented free of charge on Mondays at 4 p.m. in Cafe Fledermaus.

Cities in Crisis: Ecological Transformations - Cooper Union- The Great Hall
February 25, 2013 - New York

On the one hand, cities can be the epitome of sustainability, reaping the benefits of proximity, efficiency, and innovation. On the other hand, they can be graveyards of dreams and sources of contamination. In Cities In Crisis: Ecological Transformations, six lectures at The Cooper Union, Dr. Steward Pickett, past President of the Ecological Society of America and a plant ecologist with the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, will present an integrated view of cities from an ecological perspective and explore the frontiers of promoting the transformation of a more sustainable urban trajectory. February 11: Globalization and the Changing City - What is urbanism? What is urban from an ecological perspective? How is the urban reality evolving in a global era? What is the nature of contemporary urban crisis? How can that crisis be met as an opportunity? February 18: Cities as Ecosystems - How do ecologists think about cities? What ecological processes occur in cities? What’s wrong with the idea of open space in cities? February 25: Natural Disturbance and the City - How common is natural disturbance in the urban context? What is the nature of natural hazard in cities? How does this play out in terms of social and other kinds of vulnerability? March 4: From Sanitary to Sustainable City - How did the “sanitary city” solve social and environmental problems? What are the limits to the sanitary strategy? How does the sustainable city envision solving the problems of the sanitary city, or even of cities that are created from scratch? March 11: Ecology for Urban Design - What does ecology have to say to urban design? What ecological principles underwrite ecological urban design? How do the ethics of sustainability shape ecological application in cities? March 18: A Land Ethic for the Urban Era - Does Aldo Leopold’s ethical viewpoint apply to cities? Is there a problem with our contrast between wilderness and “urbanness”? How do we facilitate the benefits of cities and incorporate them into ethical urban thinking? INFO: www.cooper.edu; [email protected]; (212) 353-4332 Find The Cooper Union on Facebook at https://facebook.com/cooperunion and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cooperunion. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a distinguished private college of art, architecture and engineering founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper, an inventor, industrialist and philanthropist.

ANT Reading of THE IMMIGRANT - Clurman Theatre
February 25, 2013 - New York

The American National Theatre (Sean Cullen, Founder/Artistic Director) to present readings of THE IMMIGRANT (4PM), written by Mark Harelik, directed by Randal Myler; and THE LEGACY, or WHAT THE JEWS BELIEVE (7:30PM), written & directed by Mark Harelik, on Monday, February 25, 2013. The ANT readings will take place at Theatre Row’s Clurman Theatre (410 West 42 Street). Tickets are FREE to the public. Reservations can be made by contacting [email protected], or by calling 323.252.8474. THE IMMIGRANT, by Mark Harelik, directed by Randal Myler Monday, February 25 at 4PM Rural Central Texas, 1909: A young Russian-Jewish immigrant, newly arrived in America through the port of Galveston, pulls his banana cart into the hamlet of Hamilton. Fleeing the vicious pogroms of his homeland, he has left his sought refuge in the land of the free. Able to speak only Yiddish, alone in the midst of a staunchly Christian community, he begs for shelter. Over the next 30 years, he makes a home and raises a family in this tiny town. The Immigrant is the story of a young Russian-Jewish couple and the local couple that take them in, as religion meets religion, culture meets culture, fear meets fear, and love meets love. This is the true story of Haskell Harelik, the Immigrant. The Immigrant has played around the country in over two dozen regional theaters, including: ACT, Actors Theater of Louisville, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Alley Theater, Arena Stage, the Mark Taper Forum, Capital Rep, Northlight Theater and the Old Globe Theatre.

ANT's staged reading of THE LEGACY, or WHAT THE JEWS BELIEVE - Clurman Theatre
February 25, 2013 - New York

The American National Theatre (Sean Cullen, Founder/Artistic Director) to present readings of THE IMMIGRANT (4PM), written by Mark Harelik, directed by Randal Myler; and THE LEGACY, or WHAT THE JEWS BELIEVE (7:30PM), written & directed by Mark Harelik, on Monday, February 25, 2013. The ANT readings will take place at Theatre Row’s Clurman Theatre (410 West 42 Street). Tickets are FREE to the public. THE LEGACY, or WHAT THE JEWS BELIEVE, written and directed by Mark Harelik, Monday, February 25 at 7:30PM Rural Central Texas, 1962: The Immigrant's son, Dave, still lives in the old family home that his father built. The family is still the only Jewish family in this isolated country town. As his son Nathan faces the (to him) bizarre prospect of becoming Bar Mitzvah, his wife Rachel faces an even greater crisis of faith. As Dave encounters the remoteness of his community, and the even further distance from the faith of his father, his entire family faces the legacy left behind by their immigrant forebears: What do the Jews believe? This is a fictionalized account of the next generation of the family introduced in the Immigrant, and the 2nd play in Mark Harelik's unfinished Texas saga of one Jewish-American family. The Legacy was first presented at the Old Globe Theatre.

Oil Paintings on Display at the Larchmont Public Library - Larchmont Public Library
Through February 27, 2013 - Larchmont

Aldo Pili's landscape paintings will be shown in the Oresman Gallery at the Larchmont Public Library from February 2 to February 27. The show entitled "My Two Worlds" captures the love for his two worlds, Italy where he grew up, and his life here in Larchmont, New York. He has participated in collective exhibits at the Flatiron Gallery in Peekskill, New York. This show is special to Aldo Pili because it is the first exhibit featuring his paintings and it will be in his hometown. After a career in business, Pili decided to pursue his passion for painting. He began studying oil painting in Florence, Italy, and later in Westchester County, New York with renowned artist Andrew Lattimore. Aldo Pili has been painting for twenty years. His main artistic influence comes from Macchiaioli, a Tuscan painting school of the late 1800s, which is regarded by some as a forerunner of the Impressionists. His paintings are done in oil and most of them are 'en plein air.'

Inclusive Weekend Classes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through February 28, 2013 - SoHo

An opportunity for children with physical disabilities ages 7 and older and their able-bodied siblings or friends to participate in a drop-off art class together. This program is intended to make the museum's art-making accessible to all needs and provide an opportunity for siblings to spend time with each other and with peers who have similar experiences.If a child with a physical disability doesn't have a sibling to attend the session with him or her, the child may bring along a friend instead. Each session offers a new workshop that is designed to meet the needs of the participants. This program is staffed with CMA teaching artists and a licensed occupational therapist(s).?This program is based on a class-like model in which the teaching artists and the OT work to facilitate the group experience, with a keen eye towards the special needs of the participants;?if your child requires dedicated one-on-one attention you should consider bringing a paraprofessional or other adult to help facilitate your child's experience. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, though they are welcome to stay if they wish or remain close by in another part of the museum. To sign up for a session, discuss your child's needs with the program director in advance of the session. Contact Rachel for more information at [email protected]

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through February 28, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. Feb. 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through February 28, 2013 - White Plains

Every Friday from 7:30-9:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through February 28, 2013 - 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. Feb. 2: Create a Ground Hog Day Placemat; Feb. 9: Craft a Valentine Day Hand Rabbit; Feb. 16: Make a Snowy Owl Hanging; Feb. 23: Craft an Overlapping Icicle Picture.

Teacher in the Library - Field Library
Through February 28, 2013 - Peekskill

Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. February 4, 5, 7, 11, 14, 21, 25, 26, and 28, from 4-6pm.

ZOOB Playdate - Straight A's
Through February 28, 2013 - White Plains

A special playdate during February vacation break. Boys and girls are invited to build with easy-to-use ZOOB pieces that snap, click, and pop together to make moveable creations. Unlimited, open ended building spurs kids' imaginations. February 16-24, from 10am-5pm.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Port Chester
Through February 28, 2013 - Port Chester

Kids learn to build or create a useful product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month from 9am-12pm for children ages 5-12.

Midnight Moment: A Digital Gallery - Digital signs in Times Square; Best Viewing from Duffy Square and/or Military Plaza
Through February 28, 2013 - New York

A dazzling visual valentine will be shared with New Yorkers and visitors to the Crossroads of the World this Valentine’s Day season as part of a synchronized program on over fifteen of the largest digital signs in Times Square. Tracey Emin’s work, I Promise To Love You, premiered just before midnight on February 1st and is playing throughout the month as part of the “Midnight Moment,” a presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. s[edition], the leading platform used by the worlds most recognized artists to distribute art digitally, has been instrumental in working directly with Emin to bring this project to life. As one of Britain's most celebrated contemporary artists, Tracey Emin's moving series of neonworks, I Promise To Love You, is comprised of six written love messages animated especially for the “Midnight Moment.” In this unique moving image, the glowing words—made of neon lights—slowly spell themselves out, as if being written by a ghost or an invisible presence. The gentle electric pulsing of the lettering gradually builds into a powerful potent red, leaving the viewer in no doubt about the power of love. Times Square, famous for its neon lighting displays, is the perfect venue for the premiere for Emin’s animation. The “Midnight Moment” is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night. The program, formerly known as “Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery,” premiered in May 2012 and is organized and supported by the Times Square Advertising Coalition in partnership with Times Square Arts, the public art program for the Times Square Alliance, with additional partners of participating sign holders and artists. Each night, Times Square becomes a digital art gallery through dazzling visuals on select billboards and newsstands. Every show begins at 11:57pm with a "countdown" that signals the start of the 3 minute nightly presentation. Content changes monthly; selected works are announced in the weeks preceding the start of a new show as are the exact signs participating in that month's selection.

Striving to Live with Dignity: Photography of the African Diaspora - SUNY Rockland Community College
Through March 01, 2013 - Suffern

SUNY Rockland hosts this photographic journey of the African Diaspora that documents blacks in a variety of situations as they: cope with uncertainty, celebrate their joy, and struggle to live a dignified life in difficult circumstances. The exhibit features images by RCC Campus Photographer Collette V. Fournier and captions by David Lucinda.

I AM BLACK ART - 1199SEIU Bread and Roses Gallery
Through March 05, 2013 - New York

1199SEIU Bread and Roses Cultural Project Presents: I AM BLACK ART - An exhibition featuring the works of Tyson Hall and Ka-Son Reeves. Opening reception will be on February 7th, 5:30pm - 9pm. The reception will feature live entertainment in a cafe-style atmosphere!! Wine and light refreshments will be served. Exhibition runs January 15th - March 5th. Exhibition is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!

The Book Lovers Opening Reception - EFA Project Space
Through March 05, 2013 - New York

The Book Lovers, curated by David Maroto and Joanna Zielinska, is a multi-disciplinary exhibition, series of events, and library, all rising out of the phenomenon of artist novels. The Book Lovers's curators embarked on this project in order to create public awareness about the rising artistic trend of artists turning to the fiction novel as their medium. Through an onsite collection of 140 novels written by artists and an installation of artworks in varied media that each link to select novels by their same artists, the curators of The Book Lovers invite us to think about literature as a tool for creating expanded narratives in the visual arts. For more information on The Book Lovers and this event, please visit www.efanyc.org/the-book-lovers/

Journeys & Destinations - Main Street Petite Gallery
Through March 08, 2013 - Huntington

Over the years Vivian Hershfield, Virginia Edele, Grace Su, Nancy Fabrizio and Suzanne McVetty have journeyed together painting en plein air beautiful sites around Long Island, New York City, and the globe. All are members of the Nassau County Art League and the originators of the League's Plein Air Painters group, they love experiencing the out-of-doors, expressing their individual taste in their choice of views, and enjoying the camaraderie of like minds. The exhibit runs February 8-March 8, 2013.

Usdan 'Duality' Free Student Art Exhibit - The Lobby Gallery
Through March 08, 2013 - New York

Paintings and mixed media by advanced art students from Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the renowned summer arts camp whose alumni include Natalie Portman, Mariah Carey, Olivia Thirlby, Jane Monheit and many others. The teenaged artists have been exhibited at the Heckscher Museum and in Manhattan. Open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM, free to the public. Visit www.usdan.com for more information.

Family Scavenger Hunt - East End Arts Gallery
Through March 08, 2013 - Riverhead

Families are invited to explore the gallery with an interactive Scavenger Hunt, where adults and children alike can search for items like mirrors and tic-tac-toe boards within the pieces of artwork in the current gallery show. Currently on display in the East End Arts Gallery is the juried, all media art show, Diversity, which will be up for viewing until Friday, March 8, 2013. This show embraces and explores the way in which we are all personally diverse be it culturally, socially, religiously, even psychologically.

Usdan's 'Duality,' free student art exhibit - The Lobby Gallery
Through March 08, 2013 - New York

Mixed media works by Long Island students from the "Portfolio Preparation Program," which prepares talented high school art students for college art programs, will be exhibited.

Art Exhibit Featuring Barbara Pascal - Riverhead Town Hall Gallery
Through March 10, 2013 - Riverhead

East End Arts presents an exhibit featuring the whimsical artwork of painter Barbara Pascal. In this collection of work, Barbara Pascal seems to be summing up a lifetime of personal impressions, as well as revealing her skills as an expressive painter. Runs through March 10, 2013.

Wonder Instagram Contest - Fairfield Public Library
Through March 10, 2013 - Fairfield

What does "Choose Kindness" mean to you? Show it on Instagram. Snap a photo between now and March 10 that shows an act of kindness and use the hashtag #fplwonder to enter. Contest finalists will be invited to a special reception with the author of the book Wonder. The winning photographer will receive $150. No registration necessary. March is One Book One Town Month in Fairfield. This year's pick is Wonder by R. J. Palacio.

Free Baby Play Group - Franciscan Community Center
Through March 12, 2013 - Upper West Side

This free baby class for parents and caregivers meets on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. It will include toys, music, and relevant topics for discussion. Come out of the cold and make some new friends.

Grand by Design: A Centennial Celebration of Grand Central Terminal - Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall
Through March 15, 2013 - Midtown East

This dramatic multimedia installation focuses on Grand Central Terminal's century-long lifespan and reveals how the iconic building, on the verge of changing the way New Yorkers travel over the next decade, shaped modern New York and determines its future. Presented by the New York Transit Museum.

Youth Art Showcase - Mills Pond House
Through March 15, 2013 - St. James

The Smithtown Township Arts Council’s Annual Youth Art Showcase opens February 16 at the Mills Pond House Gallery. Highlighting the creativity of young people in Suffolk County, the exhibit includes artwork created by more than 250 students who have used art to express themselves in a wide variety of creative and exciting ways. Gallery visitors will be treated to an eclectic glimpse into the lives these young community members who created their work in a wide variety of media including charcoal, mixed media sculpture, acrylic, graphite, watercolor, ink, digital photography, oil, and ceramic and photography. The exhibit continues through March 15. Public audiences are invited to attend an opening reception Saturday, February 18 from 2-4 pm to view the artwork and meet the exhibiting artists. Admission to the gallery is free. Regular Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 12 pm-4 pm. Closed Feb 18. The Gallery is located at 660 Route 25A, St. James, NY. Parking off Mills Pond Road (directly across from 199 Mills Pond Road). Call 631-862-6575 or visit www.stacarts.org This year’s participating school districts include: Amityville, Bay Shore, Brentwood, Huntington, Kings Park, Lindenhurst, Longwood, Middle Country, Mount Sinai, North Babylon, Northport-East Northport, Patchogue-Medford, Rocky Point, Sachem, Sayville, Smithtown, Three Village, William Floyd

Black History StoryWalk: 'Molly, By Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams? - White Plains Public Library
Through March 17, 2013 - White Plains

Along this StoryWalk, kids in grades 1-6 and their families will learn about Molly Williams, an African American cook for NYC's Fire Company 11 in 1818, who is thought to be America's first female firefighter. The StoryWalk is based on the book entitled, ?Molly, by Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter," written by Dianne Ochiltree and illustrated by Kathleen Kemly. The StoryWalk opens Sunday, February 17 at 1pm, and continues through Sunday, March 17.

Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off - Queens Library at Sunnyside
Through March 23, 2013 - Sunnyside

Families can bring their food scraps (fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds, including paper filter; tea bags; egg and nut shells; bread and pasta with no toppings) to the weekly food waste drop-off outside Queens Library at Sunnyside, Saturdays through March 23. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn them into nutrient-rich compost. No meat, dairy, bones, or oily foods, please.

R&R @ the JCC - The JCC In Manhattan
Through March 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

R&R Saturdays are free at the JCC. Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in your community. Workshops, art, yoga, meditation, food, music, study sessions, film, creative art projects, spa experiences, and both indoor and outdoor play. There are programs for both children and adults. All are welcome.

Colleen Browning: The Early Works - Bellarmine Museum of Art
Through March 24, 2013 - Fairfield

Artist Colleen Browning (1918-2003), a National Academician, played a significant role in America's contemporary realist movement in the years after 1950. Fairfield University rediscovers and celebrates the career of this Anglo-American Realist painter. January 24-March 24, 2013.

Colleen Browning: A Brush with Magic - Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery
Through March 24, 2013 - Fairfield

Artist Colleen Browning (1918-2003), a National Academician, played a significant role in America's contemporary realist movement in the years after 1950. Fairfield University rediscovers and celebrates the career of this Anglo-American Realist painter. The Thomas J. Walsh Gallery offers a selection of compelling oil paintings created in the years after 1960. January 24-March 24, 2013.

50/50: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Hofstra University Museum - Hofstra University Museum
Through March 28, 2013 - Hempstead

This anniversary exhibition highlights the breadth and depth of the collection through just 50 of the 605 acquisitions donated since 2006. The featured works include paintings, prints, photographs and drawings by 20th and 21st century American, Latino and European artists such as Luis Cruz Azaceta, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Stanley Brodsky, Lucien Clergue, Yonia Fain, April Gornick, Robert Kipniss, Howardena Pindell, Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Resnick, Alison Saar, W. Eugene Smith and Stanley Twardowicz, among others. Additionally, the exhibition includes Pre-Columbian figures and vessels as well as early to mid 20th-century African masks.

50/50 The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through March 28, 2013 - Hempstead

Pick up Great Art Caper materials while in the Emily Lowe Gallery to enjoy self-guided super-sleuthing. Search for hidden clues in the works in the exhibit 50/50:Celebrating Fifty Years of the Hofstra University Museum and use the clues to complete a message. This program runs through March 28.

Pajama Program - Office of the Superintendent - Bridgeport Public Schools
Through March 30, 2013 - Bridgeport

Help a child stay warm and cozy by donating new pajamas and/or a book. Pajama Program is a 501(3)c not-for-profit organization providing new pajamas and books to children many of whom are waiting to be adopted.

VITAL SIGNS Art Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through March 30, 2013 - Pelham

A colorful, larger-than-life exhibition of photographs, installation art, and video, questioning our conventional notions of identity, beauty, gender, and the body politic. Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm, through March 30.

Vital Signs Art Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through March 30, 2013 - Pelham

A colorful and arresting exhibition of photographs, installation art, and video, questioning our conventional notions of identity, beauty, gender, and the body politic.

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.

Fantasia's Feeding Frenzy - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Look for animal curators in the Science Inquiry Center and see what's on the menu for Fantasia, the museum's 21-foot-long albino Burmese python.

School Tour - Brooklyn Free School
Through March 31, 2013 - Clinton Hill

Learn about this K-12 independent school known for its student-centered and student-directed initiatives. Email [email protected] to reserve a spot.

'Repetition in Design': an exhibit of oil paintings on canvas - Queens Botanical Garden
Through April 15, 2013 - Flushing

Queens Botanical Garden is pleased to invite you to visit our new art exhibition: “Repetition in Design”, a series of oil paintings by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman. Mr. Gurman is also the supervising museum instructor at QBG, teaching classes on ecology and ethnobotany, writing curriculum and maintaining and creating exhibits. The exhibition will open on January 23rd and is ongoing through April 15, 2013.

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.

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through May 01, 2013 - 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.

Nyack Winter Farmer's Market - Nyack Center
Through May 02, 2013 - Nyack

Farm market fans have no fear, the Nyack market is moving indoors for the winter. Familiar vendors from the summer market will be on hand each Thursday through May 2 selling locally-produced food, wine, baked goods, and more.

Mamaroneck Indoor Winter Farmers' Market - St. Thomas Episcopal Church - Heathcote Hall
Through May 18, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Farm-fresh foods from local vendors. The Mamaroneck Winter Farmers Market will be held indoors during the cold winter days, and move out to St. Thomas Church parking lot in the warmer days of spring. Down to Earth Markets has confirmed the following vendors for the 2013 season: Amazing Real Live Food Company (day vendor), American Pride Seafood, Bombay Emerald Chutney Company, Dr. Pickle, Feather Ridge Farm, Flourish Baking Company, Gaia's Breath Farm, Gajeski Produce, Maura & Nuccia, Meredith's Country Bakery, Orchards of Concklin, Orwashers Bakery, Red Barn Bakery, Stone & Thistle Farm, and Tierra Farm. Saturdays, 9am-1pm, through May 18.

Jake Talks - Rockland World Radio
Through May 20, 2013 - Nyack

The JCC is seeking local teens for its weekly internet radio show, Jake Talks. Students will cover news and "hot topics" while having fun and learning the ins and outs of radio broadcasting. The show airs live each Monday at 5pm. Hear the show at rocklandworldradio.com. Listeners can call in to share their views by dialing 845-353-2910. Interested participants should contact Cathie Izen at [email protected], 845-362-4400 extension 103. Each Monday through May 20.

Shababa™ Saturday Mornings with Karina - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Celebrate the joys of Shabbat with the Shababa™ community in this intergenerational family Shabbat experience including singing, art projects, playground visits, holiday themed celebrations, and more. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Shababa™ Saturday Club - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Let your child explore and expand their connection to Shabbat, Jewish holidays, and Jewish values in a warm, informal communal setting. The staff will engage them through creative and traditional approaches. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Friday Singalong with Jarrod - Greenlight Booksstore
Through May 31, 2013 - Fort Greene

Greenlight offers a weekly singalong/story time event for babies and toddlers each Friday afternoon! Meet in the kids section for 40 minutes of favorite songs and stories for the littlest booklovers, led by Greenlight bookseller Jarrod and his trusty guitar.

Nature's Helpers - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through June 01, 2013 - 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.

Milk & Cookies Playgroup (Mommy & Me) - The Gerrard Berman Day School - Solomon Schechter of North Jersey
Through June 05, 2013 - Oakland

The school invites mothers and their pre-schoolers to this weekly playgroup with music & movement, arts & crafts, celebrations of the Jewish holidays, and Hebrew stories. Group meets each Wednesday through June 5.

Junior Congregation - New City Jewish Center
Through June 15, 2013 - New City

Kids review highlights of the synagogue's weekly Shabbat service, discuss the weekly Torah portion, play games, then lead the congregation in prayers. Saturdays through June 15.

Junior Junior Congregation - New City Jewish Center
Through June 15, 2013 - New City

kids pre-school through second grade can sing Shabbat songs, talk about the Torah portion of the week, have a snack, then return to the main sanctuary to lead the congregation in Adon Olam. Saturdays through June 15.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through June 30, 2013 -

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

Autism Spectrum Parent Support Group - Family and Children's Association
Through September 01, 2013 - Mineola

Family Center’s Spectrum Support Group offers caregivers mutual support by providing opportunities to meet with others also raising children who are dually diagnosed. To be eligible the child must have a primary Mental Health diagnosis and a secondary Spectrum diagnosis. Groups are facilitated by Parent Advocates, each having their own unique experience raising a child under the Spectrum. While caregivers attend group, respite can be provided to children ages 5-17. To receive respite, an intake is required. This ensures staff is familiar with the child, making caregiver’s participation more relaxing. Meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month, except holidays. RSVP Miriam at 516-485-5914 xtn 2223 no later than seven days prior to the meeting date.

Family Friendly Friday Night Service - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 06, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to this special service featuring singing, dancing, a puppet show, challah, and grape juice.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 28, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to celebrate Shabbat each Saturday morning with lessons, stories, and games.

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.

Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2014 - Garden City

See the work of 10 skilled sculptors located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. This outdoor installation showcases the talents of Miggy Buck (NY), John Clement (NY), Maria Hall (NY), Ed Haugevik (NY), William King (NY), Anti Liu (NY), Johnny Poux (NY), Kim Radochia (MA), Christopher Saucedo (NY), and Hans Van de Bovenkamp (NY). Works of art encompass use of various materials-steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete and reflective mirrors. These man-made creations are transposed into poetic visual narrations. The exhibition runs through May 31, 2014.

FREE Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through September 15, 2030 - Scarsdale

A different project every Saturday.

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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