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FREE THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN BRONX WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26

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FREE Events for Kids in Bronx Find FREE kids events and family events in Bronx this week, November 26, 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!

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 [email protected]

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 26, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this very popular program is required.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 26, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this popular program is required.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 26, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
November 26, 2012 - White Plains

Storytime and activities kids and parents will love.

Made with Love In the Evening - Floral Park Library
November 26, 2012 - Floral Park

Join this group of knitters to help share the warmth of wool with those in need. Bring your own needles and yarn. All skill levels are welcome. There is no instructor for this group.

Lego Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
November 26, 2012 - Williamsburg

Kids let their imaginations fly with Legos.

Afterschool Stories - Brooklyn Public Library, Red Hook branch
November 26, 2012 - Red Hook

Kids with and without special needs enjoy stories, music and crafts, and more. Part of the Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.

Poetry Writing Workshop - Barnes and Noble- Utopia Center
November 26, 2012 - 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.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
November 26, 2012 - West Nyack

Stop by the store's children's department to hear Me and My Place in Space by Joan Sweeney. Following the story, children will create their own galaxy craft to take home.

Toddler Time - Central Library
November 26, 2012 - Jamaica

Children ages 18 - 35 months and their caregivers can enjoy meet for weekly story times with a children's librarian. Participants enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities, and lots of fun. Preregister online.

Good Reads, Great Kids - Wilton Library
November 26, 2012 - Wilton

Children in grades 2 and 3 and their parents will have the opportunity to meet and discuss books as a group in this monthly book club. For this session children are invited to bring a book that they have read recently to talk about in this group setting. In addition to personal selections, the book Reaching for the Moon by Buzz Aldrin will be discussed. Snacks will be provided and a craft will be made.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
November 26, 2012 - 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.

One Puzzle Piece at a Time - for Parents of Special Needs Children - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
November 26, 2012 - Yonkers

Meeting for parents of Special Needs children. Community Room A. For information, contact Manuela Diaz at 917-836-9563.

Allstate Readiness Series: Friends Don't Let Friends Text and Drive - White Plains Public Library
November 26, 2012 - White Plains

Jacy Good and Steve Johnson, advocates for safe driving, will talk to teens and parents about the dangers of distracted driving. Jacy is the victim of a tragic accident caused by a teen driver on a cell phone, that left her seriously injured and claimed the lives of both of her parents. They will help teens make better decisions for themselves, and give them the tools to influence their friends not to text and drive. They will also make parents aware of why they need to model good driving behavior by putting down their own cell phones when they are behind the wheel. In the auditorium. Contact Libby Hollahan at 422-1495.

SAT-ACT Strategy Session - Pomonok Library
November 26, 2012 - Flushing

College-bound teens can get familiar with the content of the exams and walk through some sample questions with a expert instuctors. They will learn some of the best test-taking tips and strategies to help them boost their scores. This event is free, but registration is required. Reserve a seat at PrincetonReview.com/Events or call 800-273-8439. This is event #87934.

Mommy & Me Yoga - Manhasset Public Library
November 26, 2012 - Manhasset

Licensed instructor Beth Lipset will lead children and their caregivers through a series of one-on-one simple yoga poses. Come relax, bond with your child, and have fun. Registration begins on Monday, November 12th at 9am.

13th Annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square - Lincoln Center
November 26, 2012 - Lincoln Center

The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District hosts its thirteenth annual "Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square," a huge, outdoor neighborhood festival featuring free family fun, children's activities, live entertainment from Suzanne Vega, Brave Combo, Avenue Q and more, and outdoor food tastings from over 25 restaurants and shopping throughout the Lincoln Square area. Celebration will be rain, snow, or shine.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 27, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this very popular program is required.

Babes on a Blanket (0-12 months) - Pequot Library
November 27, 2012 - Southport

Drop in and join this baby play group for board books, toys, and rhymes. 20 minutes structured, 25 minutes free play. No registration necessary.

Making Music - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
November 27, 2012 - Kensington

Teens are invited to bring their instruments down to the library for some jamming and learning.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
November 27, 2012 - Dyker Heights

Teens enjoy playing Guitar Hero, hearing music, using iPads and laptops, and much more.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
November 27, 2012 - Marine Park

Kids learn and play chess with a chess teacher.

Kids Club - Hillcrest Library
November 27, 2012 - Flushing

Kids Club is just for you: a free, fun program that offers something new and different to do for children ages 8-12.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Support Group - Howard Beach Library
November 27, 2012 - Howard Beach

This is a local support group for people suffering from multiple sclerosis. Family members and caregivers are also welcome. The group meets every second and fourth Tuesday the each month.

Mother Goose Time - Wilton Library
November 27, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 1-4 sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. No registration.

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
November 27, 2012 - 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.

PJ LIbrary at CSI's Mommy and Baby Yoga - Congregation Sons of Israel
November 27, 2012 - Briarcliff Manor

A FREE Yoga class on Tuesday mornings, from Oct. 16-Dec. 18 (no class Nov. 6) at Congregation Sons of Israel. Open to all; membership is not required.

PEQUOT LIBRARY'S FIRESIDE TALES FOR FATHERS AND KIDS - Pequot Library
November 27, 2012 - Southport

Put the kids in their pajamas for bedtime stories and popcorn around the fire. This story hour is for fathers and their children ages 3 and up. No registration required.

ABA Child Learning Series-Language and Communication - Quality Services for the Autism Community
November 27, 2012 - Astoria

QSAC hosts a support group for parents and caregivers of persons with autism or pervasive developmental disorder facilitated by a trained social worker. These Support Groups provide a forum for parents to share the successes, disappointments, and anxieties that arise from caring for a child with autism (offered in English and Spanish).

America Reads for ages 5-12 - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
November 27, 2012 - Yonkers

Student volunteers from Sarah Lawrence College read with children, ages 5-12. In the Small People's Place.

Tuesday Storytime on the Farm - Muscoot Farm
November 27, 2012 - Katonah

Favorite stories for young and old are read every Tuesday in November.

Manga Workshops with Ivan Velez - Baisley Park Library
November 27, 2012 - Jamaica

Do you love Manga, that popular comic book form from Japan? Kids and teens learn to build their own Manga stories in their own Manga style, taught by a professional cartoonist.

St. Charles Hospital Parents Hour: Could It Be Asthma? - St. Charles Hospital
November 27, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Louis Guide, DO, pediatrician/allergist/immunologist, will speak about asthma diagnosis, prevention and treatment, and the long term outlook. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. This seminar is ideal for expectant parents, parents of infants or young children, and grandparents. Call to register. (631) 474-3700.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble -- Bay Shore
November 27, 2012 - Bay Shore

Children ages 3 to 6 can expect a school-like setting where stories and activities are theme-related and age appropriate. Adult supervision required.

Scholastic Storytime - Scholastic Book Store SoHo
November 27, 2012 - SoHo

Enjoy eadings of old favorite and exciting new children's books from Scholastic. These stories will spark imagination and fun in your budding bookworm.

Open House - Landmark of Ridgefield Academy - Landmark of Ridgefield Academy
November 27, 2012 - Redding

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

Paper Arts & Mixed Media: Iris Folding Cards - John C. Hart Memorial Library
November 28, 2012 - Shrub Oak

Led by Jill Sitkin, learn easy Iris folding with beautiful results the very first time. Please register for this program.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 28, 2012 - Garnerville

Creative kids can bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 4-12.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 28, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Forever Families Through Adoption: Art-Themed Socialization Group for Adoptees - St. Paul's Lutheran Church
November 28, 2012 - Rye Brook

A free art-themed socialization group for school-age adoptees meeting two times a month through December 5. The group will focus on the expression of emotions through art, and creating an open forum for discussion about the participants' feelings about adoption. Groups will be co-led by FFTA employees Becca Leitman, MSW, adoption counselor, and Megan Ice, EdM. Adoption will be the common thread that holds the group together and will be addressed as it is brought up by the participants.

Open House - Riverside Montessori School
November 28, 2012 - Upper West Side

You will have a chance to tour the classrooms, meet teachers and the executive director, and learn about the Montessori philosophy. RSVP required: [email protected]

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Walt Whitman branch
November 28, 2012 - Fort Greene

Teens blow off some steam with movies, games, books, arts and crafts, music listening, and other activities.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
November 28, 2012 - Williamsburg

Toddlers hear stories, explore books, play, and make some friends.

Movies for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Rugby Branch
November 28, 2012 - East Flatbush

Kids enjoy an age-appropriate movie.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble- Utopia Center
November 28, 2012 - Fresh Meadows

Parents can foster the love of reading in their little ones each week. Different authors and themes will be featured. Note that the weekly Wednesday Storytimes have replaced the weekly Tuesday Storytimes.

Basic Design & Animation - Arverne Library
November 28, 2012 - Arverne

Calling future animators! Teens can show off their creativity and artists flair when they learn how to create logos and animations via PowerPoint.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
November 28, 2012 - Wilton

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

Mother Goose Time - Wilton Library
November 28, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 1-4 sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. No registration.

Music and Merriment - Yonkers Public Library - Crestwood Branch
November 28, 2012 - Yonkers

Interactive stories and songs for children ages 1-1/2 to 4 years. No registration required.

Smart $ for Teens & Tweens - White Plains Public Library
November 28, 2012 - White Plains

This workshop, part of the Allstate Readiness Series, was developed for middle school and high school students, to teach smart-money behaviors. It provides an overview of the common money tools teens will use throughout their lives such as credit cards, checking accounts, and how to budget their money. Contact Mariel Perez at 914 422-6982 for more information.

All About E-Mail - Hillside Public Library
November 28, 2012 - New Hyde Park

This class teaches participants all the rudimentary skills of using email.

Magnet Open House - PS 76 The Magnet School OF Health and Wellness
November 28, 2012 - Long Island City

The students at the Magnet School of Health and Wellness, PS 76, learn how to choose well and live well, and learn to think critically about choices they make in their lives. Through interdisciplinary projects, students build their knowledge and skills in areas of health, medicine, wellness and the environment. The Magnet School of Health and Wellness, PS 76, teaches the whole child.

Magnet School Open House - PS/IS 111 The Magnet School of Multimedia
November 28, 2012 - Long Island City

A lifetime of learning begins at PS/IS 111, The Jacob Blackwell Magnet School of Multimedia Communication Arts and Journalism. As a preK-8 school, it is not your typical middle school. The small number of classes on a grade coupled with small class size creates an ideal learning environment for students to thrive. Students use technological tools in all areas of study to gather, process, present information and express learning outcomes in multimedia, communication arts and journalism formats. Students develop the capabilities to apply knowledge and develop skills for the information age. These skills include - writing, editing, publishing, digital/video production and movie making. This school has a literacy/media center, dance room, science lab with a greenhouse and art instruction for all grades.

Facebook to Texting: Parent Your Child's Digital Life - Resources for Children With Special Needs
November 28, 2012 - Union Square

Social media can lead to increased inclusion and independence for your child with special needs. Participants will learn about the opportunities and necessary cautions of parenting their child's digital presence, including how to monitor internet, phone, and Facebook activity.

80th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting - Rockefeller Center
November 28, 2012 - Midtown

The king of Christmas tree lightings, the 80th Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting will make 30,000 energy efficient LED lights sparkle on Nov. 28, and will be on view until 11pm on Jan. 7, 2013. The lighting takes place at sundown amid live and taped performances. Performers this year include Trace Adkins, Mariah Carey, Ceelo Green, Victoria Justice, Chris Mann, Rod Stewart, and Il Volo.

Make a Bead Bracelet - Grinton I. Will Library - Children's Department
November 28, 2012 - Yonkers

Boys and girls ages 7 and older are invited to make a fun and unique beaded bracelet. Make one for yourself, or to give as a holiday gift. Supplies are provided. Registration required.

Financial and Legal Framework for Special Needs Families: Envisioning the Future for Your Child - The Southfield Center for Development
November 28, 2012 - Darien

The legal and financial planning for the future of a child with special needs can be daunting for families just trying to master everyday challenges. How can you ensure that your child will have a financially secure life when you are no longer able to be the primary caregiver? Attorney Greta Solomon, principal and chair of Trusts & Estates, Elder Law and Tax Groups, Cohen and Wolf, and Stephen A. Ehrens, CPA, CLTC, and Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual, have extensive experience advising special needs families with the unique challenges they face. They will share what you need to know to create your child's life care plan. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers will learn about: utilizing Special Needs Trusts to make informed decisions, how to compose a letter of intent, powers of attorney, guardianships, financial solutions to meet their family goals and expectations and tax guidelines for special needs families.

Clarkstown Special Education PTA Holiday Boutique Fundraiser - Felix Festa Middle School Cafeteria
November 28, 2012 - West Nyack

Check out over 25 vendors selling accesories, kitchen tools, gourmet food, gift baskets, unique gift items and more.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 29, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-7 are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more in Spanish and English.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 29, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers, ages 3-5, are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
November 29, 2012 - White Plains

Join Toe every Thursday morning for stories and singing.

3 to 5 Beehive (3-5 year olds) - Pequot Library
November 29, 2012 - Southport

Drop-in and share some weekly theme-based stories on the rug and take home a related craft. No registration required.

Storytime for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
November 29, 2012 - Stony Point

This weekly program introduces toddlers to storytime with simple picture book stories, rhymes, finger plays, and coloring. For ages 24-35 months; pre-registration is required.

Silly Songs, Stories, and Crafts Storytime - Rose Memorial Library
November 29, 2012 - Stony Point

Young readers, ages 3 and up, are invited for picture book stories, songs, and crafts. Pre-registration is required.

Teen Thursdays - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
November 29, 2012 - Yonkers

Hang out with Z, the teen librarian, create arts & crafts, play board games/PS3, and more. Open to tweens and teens, ages 12-19. Young Adult Room.

Mother Goose - Windsor Park Library
November 29, 2012 - Bayside

Children ages 8 to 23 months, can enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays. Preregistration is required.

Storytime - East Elmhurst Library
November 29, 2012 - East Elmhurst

Children ages 18 months to 3 years and their parents or caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.

Story Time - Hollis Library
November 29, 2012 - Hollis

Children ages 3 and up can enjoy listening to wonderful stories.

Picture Book Storytime - Lefferts Library
November 29, 2012 - Richmond Hill

Children ages 2 to 5 years can enjoy stories, songs, and dancing. A parent or other caregiver must be present.

Preschool Storytime - Pomonok Library
November 29, 2012 - Flushing

Young childrend ages 3-5 can enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Picture Books for Preschoolers - Forest Hills Library
November 29, 2012 - Forest Hills

Children ages 3 to 5 and their parents or other adult caregiver will hear great stories and rhymes, sing songs, learn fingerplays, and do movement activities. Preschoolers develop their language, early literacy, and school readiness skills while having fun. Preregistration begins at 2pm in the Children's Area.

Comic Design for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Clinton Hill Branch
November 29, 2012 - Clinton Hill

Teens practice and learn illustration techniques for comics and graphic novels.

Children's Movie - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
November 29, 2012 - Williamsburg

Kids enjoy a kid-friendly movie.

Kids' Tutoring - Brooklyn Public Library, Cypress Hills branch
November 29, 2012 - Cypress Hills

An NYC schoolteacher will be on-hand to offer homework help to kids.

Peekskill Tale Waggers @ The Field - The Field Library
November 29, 2012 - Peekskill

Enjoy a spellbinding program of summer tales featuring trained Tale Waggers. All storytellers and storyteller wannabes are welcome - along with good listeners of all ages.

Mother Goose Time - Wilton Library
November 29, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 1-4 sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. No registration.

Wii Fun For Kids - White Plains Public Library
November 29, 2012 - 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.

Open Mic Night - Hillside Public Library
November 29, 2012 - New Hyde Park

Enjoy a night of watching local bands and poets. Open Mic Night at the end.

Free Homework Help and Parent Workshops - Club Z! In Home Tutors
November 29, 2012 - Oceanside

Tutors will walk parents and students through a focused activity and then help with general homework questions. Workshops are free and snacks are provided. Invite friends, family, and students. This event is open to anyone, not just Club Z! members. RSVP to [email protected] Topics: ADD/ADHD tips(11/1); Reading Comprehension (11/8); PSAT/SAT tips (11/15); Organization/Study skills (11/29); ADD/ADHD tips (12/6) and Reading Comprehension (12/13).

The Family & Professional Resource Fair - Church of St. Paul the Apostle
November 29, 2012 - Upper West Side

For parents, family members, people with developmental disabilities, and professionals. Free cash raffles for Manhattan families. Receive a free updated Manhattan Family Support Directory and other valuable resource materials.

Holiday Boutique - JCC of Mid-Westchester
November 29, 2012 - Scarsdale

A variety of jewelry, accessories, stationery, clothing, and more. Contact Julie Dorfman for more information at x412, or email [email protected]

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 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).

A Taste of Shabbat - JCC Rockland
November 30, 2012 - West Nyack

Parents or grandparents and kids ages 1-5 are welcome and celebrate Shabbat at the JCC with songs, stories, and crafts.

Holiday Lights Celebration - Veterans Park, Nyack
November 30, 2012 - Nyack

The Village gives a celebratory boost to the holiday season with live caroling, tree lighting, hot chocolate, treats for children, and a visit from Santa.

Picture Book Time - Hempstead Public Library
November 30, 2012 - Hempstead

Enjoy stories, music, and fun in the Children�s Room. For children ages 3-5, accompanied by a caregiver.

Children's Storytime - Arverne Library
November 30, 2012 - Arverne

Children and their caregivers can enjoy stories, music, and crafts.

Gaming for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
November 30, 2012 - Sunset Park

Teens and video games go hand-in-hand.

Wii Play - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
November 30, 2012 - Haverstraw

Students in grades 1-6 can challenge themselves and their friends on the Wii. No registration required.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
November 30, 2012 - West Nyack

Stop by the store's children's department to hear A Mama for Owen by Marion Dane Bauer. Following the story, children will get make a tortoise just like Mzee.

Lego World Builders - Glendale Library
November 30, 2012 - Glendale

Children ages 6 and up can show their creativity and enjoy building projects.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
November 30, 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.

Toddler Storytime - Forest Hills Library
November 30, 2012 - Forest Hills

Toddlers 18 to 35 months and their parents or adult caregivers may enjoy listening to picture books, singing songs, learning fingerplays, and joining in lively movement games, all while developing vocabulary and social skills. Preregistration is required.

Opening Reception and Art Workshop for 'Craft-Tastic: An Exhibition and Sale of Handmade Goods' - Pelham Art Center
November 30, 2012 - Pelham

A free opening reception and all-age art workshop. Annual artisan exhibit and craft sale is on view Nov. 30, 2012-Jan. 5, 2013, and will feature one of a kind and affordable crafts and gifts, including ceramics, artwork, jewelry, glass, and furniture.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through November 30, 2012 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, 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. Nov. 1, 8, 13, and 29.

Magician Philip Klipper Performs - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through November 30, 2012 - 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. Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble -- East Northport
November 30, 2012 - East Northport

Start your child's day off with a a story.

RESCHEDULED Architecture Education Open House: Building Connections 2012 - Center for Architecture
November 30, 2012 - Greenwich Village

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR NOV. 30, 4-7PM. View CFAF's annual exhibition of K-12th grade student work from the 2011-2012 school year, Building Connections. Through student models, drawings, and photography, guests will learn about CFAF's teaching methodology developed through over 20 years of built environment education experience. Program and teaching staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide more information about how you can bring built environment education to your school or community. Attendees can enter to win a free 2 hour, hands-on architecture and design workshop for one K-12 grade classroom at the Center for Architecture.

AHRC Suffolk Holiday Fair - AHRC Suffolk
Through November 30, 2012 - Bohemia

Find something for everyone- baked goods, ornaments, jewelry, gift baskets and more. Don't miss out on the Menorah presentation & Tree lighting. There will be a Barbershop Chorus and hot chocolate and cookies for all to enjoy. No outside vendors accepted. For more information, call 631-585-0100.

Coffee Bark - Prospect Park Picnic House
December 01, 2012 - Park Slope

Enjoy free goodies for your dogs during off leash hours. Sponsored by FIDO (Friends in the interest of Dogs and their Owners).

Gan Shabbat Service - Bet Torah Nursery School
December 01, 2012 - Mt. Kisco

An inter-active introduction to Shabbat songs, stories and prayers for toddlers up to grade 2 and their families. A kid-friendly Kiddush of refreshments follows each service. Unaffiliated families and intermarried families are invited to join this specially-designed, warm, and welcoming children's program.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Port Chester
December 01, 2012 - 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 for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Hawthorne
December 01, 2012 - Hawthorne

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 for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Yonkers
December 01, 2012 - Yonkers

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 for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - New Rochelle
December 01, 2012 - New Rochelle

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 for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Mohegan Lake
December 01, 2012 - New Rochelle

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 for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Bruckner Boulevard
December 01, 2012 - Bronx

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 for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Gun Hill Road
December 01, 2012 - Bronx

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 for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Bronx Terminal
December 01, 2012 - Bronx

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 for children ages 5-12.

Child Safety Seat Check Event - Big Dee Volvo Service Center
December 01, 2012 - White Plains

Car crashes kill hundreds of children each year and injure tens of thousands. Many die unnecessarily because 9 out of 10 kids aren't buckled up correctly and their car seats aren't properly installed. The Greenburgh Police Department will be conducting Child Seat Safety Check events at the Big Dee Volvo Service Center. Certified Technicians will inspect your child's car seat for recalls and expiration dates, and make sure it's installed properly. If you are having difficulty installing the seat yourself, trained technicians will assist you. No appointment is necessary. This service is free of charge and made possible through a grant from the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee and hosted by Big Dee Volvo. Call P.O. Peter Dandreano at 914-682-5334 with questions.

Sand Candles - For Families - Westmoreland Sanctuary
December 01, 2012 - Mount Kisco

Create decorative sand candles by making a mold out of sand to create a unique candle design. Add items from nature such as shells and beach glass, then pour in the wax, and wait for it to cool. Suitable for ages 7 to adult. RSVP by Nov 30.

Holiday Kids' Bazaar in Astoria - Minoas Cretan Social Club
December 01, 2012 - Astoria

Come shop for unique items and beautiful hand-crafted gifts for children created by talented local artisans and designers, at this bazzar sponsored by The Story Nook Children's Bookstore and babyNOIR Boutique. A portion of the funds that day will be raised for the Queens Library. In addition The Story Nook will be showcasing a wonderful selection of educational book/toy gifts and babyNOIR with their new winter children's clothing line, a local photographer will have a photo corner set up for kids’ portrait session,raffles, live music and more.

Holiday Festival - Zukor Park
December 01, 2012 - New City

Clarkstown hosts this annual, holiday event with entertainment and light refreshments. Snow date is Monday, December 3 at 6:30pm.

Sea Turtle Cold Stun Lectures - Alley Pond Environmental Center
December 01, 2012 - Douglaston

Learn how you can help rescue sea turtles. "Cold-stunning? is a process that causes sea turtles to become immobile due to the dramatic decrease in water temperature (usually below 50�F) making it impossible for them to escape the cold water and migrate to warmer water. Once these turtles wash up on our beaches, it is a race for time. A cold-stunned sea turtle may appear to be dead, but may actually be alive!

Kids' Weekend Crafts - The Cupcake Corner
December 01, 2012 - Garden City

Bring your children to The Cupcake Corner any Saturday or Sunday (except for Holidays) and they will love creating a fun little craft. The craft differs each weekend and are themed around the holidays. No reservations necessary.

Leaf Fest - Rainey Park
December 01, 2012 - Astoria

Rake leaves with family and friends. good way to get some exercise and care for the waterfront. Materials and refreshments will be provided.

Kids Club Meeting - Queens Center Mall-Guest Services
December 01, 2012 - Elmhurst

Join a cool club in Queens! Kids receive a membership card, great discounts at participating Queens Center stores and a special gift on your birthday. It's easy to join. Just grab Mom, Dad or a grown up and stop by Guest Services, Level 1, Macy Wing (across from Applebee's), and have them fill out a membership form for you. Then join us at the Monthly Meetings and be a part of the fun!

Stories from Around the World - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 01, 2012 - Garnerville

Listen to stories from cultures around the world.

Dobbs Ferry Holiday Tree Lighting - Village of Dobbs Ferry
December 01, 2012 - Dobbs Ferry

Join in the holiday festivities.

Holiday Tree Lighting - Village of Tuckahoe
December 01, 2012 - Tuckahoe

Ice skating and holiday music begins at 5pm. Tree lighting takes place at 6pm.

New Castle Community Sing & Tree Lighting - Robert E. Bell Middle School
December 01, 2012 - Chappaqua

This community tradition features holiday tunes, local performers, and guest artist, soprano Amy Goldstein, followed by the Holiday Tree Lighting with the New Castle Historical Society at 4:30pm. Santa will be on hand to hear holiday wishes, and yummy treats will be provided for all by the New Castle Teen Alliance. No tickets or reservations necessary.

1st Annual Holiday Lights Parade & Tree Lighting - Yorktown
December 01, 2012 - Yorktown Heights

Celebrate the season with the Town of Yorktown and the Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department. Family and friends will gather along the parade route to view Yorktown's First Annual Holiday Lights Parade Spectacular. The parade will travel down Front Street, ending at the Jack DeVito Memorial Field, where the town Christmas tree will be lit. Don't forget your camera for a photo opportunity with Santa and Mrs Claus. Give back to the community by bringing a boxed or canned non-perishable food item for local food pantries, or a clothing donation.

Town of Southeast Annual Holiday Caroling And Tree Lighting - Southeast Museum
December 01, 2012 - Brewster

Join the Southeast Museum and Landmarks Preservation Society for the Annual Holiday Caroling and Tree Lighting event. Meet at the Southeast Museum at 5:15pm, sing along Main Street, count down to the tree lighting, and see Santa! Free cider and cookies for all.

Meet the Animals - A Special Needs Program - Scarsdale Public Library
December 01, 2012 - Scarsdale

Jason from Green Meadows Farm will bring some of his furry friends to meet with special needs children. All are welcome. Registration is not required.

Holiday Decorating Party - The Field Library
December 01, 2012 - Peekskill

Make a holiday ornament and help trim the library's trees. Refreshments and lots of holiday cheer for children of all ages (with a helping adult). No sign-up required.

Nintendo Wii Dance Night - The Moxie Spot
December 01, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Kids play Just Dance, that video game dance in which they stomp around like beheaded chickens to robust dance music.

Welcome Winter! Free Family Craft Weekend - Irrelevant Elephant
December 01, 2012 - Mt. Kisco

Winter-themed craft projects for the whole family. Registration required. Call 914-666-2767 or email [email protected]

Family First Saturday: Who, What, When, Where? Stories in Pictures - Neuberger Museum of Art
December 01, 2012 - Purchase

Discover how artists tell stories in their paintings, then join acclaimed children's band and puppeteers, Jukebox Radio, in an interactive puppet performance and workshop about stories in art. Work with the band and other kids to make a story come to life.

Saturday Family Program: Tale of Snow by Urban Stages Theater - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
December 01, 2012 - Prospect Heights

This wintertime collection of short stories and theater includes visits to the windy snow country using masks and puppets.

'Poopendous!' Pops Up in Locust Valley - Forest Books
December 01, 2012 - Locust Valley

Meet acclaimed children's book author Artie Bennett as he reads and signs his superfun new book, Poopendous! as well as his picture-book classic, The Butt Book. In hilarious verses, with eye-popping illustrations, Poopendous! relates the many, often remarkable uses of poop throughout the world while paying homage to its prolific producers, from cats to bats to wombats. A truly funny, educational book that kids will enjoy over and over again.

Winter Festival and Artisan Craft Fair - Brooklyn Friends School
December 01, 2012 - Downtown Brooklyn

Enjoy more than 40 vendors, music, a magician, jumpy castles, face painting, skateboard demonstrations, and much more.

First Saturday Books for Babies - Wilton Library
December 01, 2012 - Wilton

Bring your baby to this infant friendly program for songs and play and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. Registration suggested.

21st Annual Toy Drive - John Thiessen Children's Foundation Center
December 01, 2012 - Wantagh

Many low-income families who have sick children experience financial hardships throughout the year, but during the holidays the strain is even greater. Parents are burdened with medical bills, the cost of medication and other treatments, household bills and other expenses. You can help by donating new toys for young children or gift cards,bath and body products, make-up sets, or small electronic items for teens. Financial donations are also accepted. Give so that children can experience the warmth and happiness of the holiday season. Call or visit the website for more information.

Becket Opera - The Madison Theatre
December 01, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Created by Bernard D. Kennedy, with music by Verdi, Gounod, Massenet and others. Mr. Kennedy has adapted the gripping story of the martyrdom of Thomas � Becket to the opera stage. Becket was the close friend of King Henry II, who later tapped him to be the Archbishop of Canterbury in an effort to put the church under the control of the crown. Becket?s faithfulness to the church created the climate responsible for his ultimate death. Mr. Kennedy careful selected each aria and chorus from operas like Don Carlo, Faust, Romeo and Juliet and others, then wrote the English text to portray the power, the jealousy, the struggle between church and state, and the ultimate martyrdom of Becket on the altar of Canterbury Cathedral. Call to reserve your seats now.

SBPLI First Lego League Practice Tournament - Farmingdale State College
December 01, 2012 - Farmingdale

First Lego League robotics teams will be preparing robots for the Qualifying Tournament in January. Watch this amazing event.

Tree Lighting in the Vanderbilt Mansion Courtyard - Vanderbilt Museum
December 01, 2012 - Centerport

Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate and the singing of carols and a performance by the Northport Chorale.

2nd Annual Gingerbread Competition - Sagtikos Manor @West Islip Public Library
December 01, 2012 - West Islip

Take part in the Sagtikos Manor 2nd Annual Gingerbread Competition at the West Islip Public Library. There are 2 age levels for those competing, children 8 - 16 and adults, 17 and older. Prizes will be awarded in each category. Winners will be chosen by the people’s choice during public viewing. Winners will be displayed during Christmas at Sagtikos Christmas tours the weekend of December 8 & 9. Registration is free, but must be mailed in before 11/28. See the website for forms or call 631-321-6809 for more information.

Free Family Concert - Buckley Day Camp
December 01, 2012 - Roslyn

Bring your children (1-5 years old)to a sing along, dance along concert performed by Monkey Monkey Music. RSVP for free tickets at 516-365-7760. The camp is located one 1/2 mile south of the Long Island Expressway (exit 35). Please go to buckleycamp.com for detailed directions.

Holiday Boutique - World Journalism Preparatory School
December 01, 2012 - Flushing

Enjoy a holiday gift boutique featuring merchandise such as Tupperware, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, candles, natural soap, jewelry, handbags and other gift items. Snacks will also be available. Vendor inquiries welcome. Proceeds benefit students at the school.

Meet the Artist Saturday: Mario the Magician - David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
December 01, 2012 - Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center presents Meet the Artist Saturday with Mario the Magician and his Sleight of Hand Band, back by popular demand. Join Mario for an uplifting, inventive, and highly interactive magical performance for the young and young-at-heart. Part retro, part rock and roll, Mario is an artist and inventor who creates his own props. Mario's old world looks and physical comedy style are reminiscent of his heroes, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, but he puts a thoroughly modern spin on everything he does. Recommended for kids ages 3-11 and their families. Free and open to all. First come, first served. Arrive early to secure entrance.

Inside The Lion King: A Free Anniversary Exhibit - 1095 Avenue of the Americas
December 01, 2012 - Midtown

Over the last 15 years, more than 65 million people have experienced "The Lion King." In this free interactive exhibit, you'll discover the extraordinary vision of Tony Award-winning director and designer Julie Taymor. Come face-to-face with the masks and puppets, explore the detail of the sets and costumes, and shop for collectible merchandise inspired by the show. Don't miss your opportunity to have a deeper look at the remarkable creativity behind the most successful musical in Broadway history.

Deborah Heiligman & Daphne Benedis-Grab YA Novel Book Launch - Bank Street Bookstore
December 01, 2012 - Morningside Heights

Join authors Deborah Heiligman and Daphne Benedis-Grab for the launch of their young adult novels at Bank Street Bookstore.

Free Open House - Rutgers Community Programs
December 01, 2012 - Upper West Side

New families are invited to meet instructors, tour the facility, and play! Get $25 off a winter/spring class or $100 off Ready, Set, Go!. RSVP required.

Library Theatre Presents 'Love, Loss & What I Wore' - ArtsWestchester
December 02, 2012 - White Plains

M&M Productions presents the popular play by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, fresh off a 2-1/2 year Off-Broadway run. Funny, compelling, and touching monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes, and memory covering all the important subjects - mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we wear black.

ARTSWESTCHESTER'S FREE ARTS DAY - Katonah Museum of Art
December 02, 2012 - Katonah

The Museum will be open to the public free of charge during the exhibit "'Ice Age' to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios." At 1:30pm, learn about Model Making for Animated Movies with Blue Sky sculptor, Vicki Saulls, at 1:30 pm.

4th Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend - Downtown Greenwich
Through December 02, 2012 - Greenwich

Downtown Greenwich comes alive with horse drawn carriage rides, carolers, musicians, professional ice sculptors, special performers, live reindeer and photos with santa as more than 80 participating retailers offer special promotions, refreshments and holiday cheer. Parking is free.

Children's Day - Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant
December 02, 2012 - Carle Place

The event will feature face painting, clowns, and balloon animals. Everyone is guaranteed lots of fun.

Children's Day - Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant
December 02, 2012 - Woodbury

The event will feature face painting, clowns, and balloon animals. Everyone is guaranteed lots of fun.

Sunday Concerts @ Central - Central Library
December 02, 2012 - Jamaica

Enjoy an afternoon of island music with Steel Impressions Steel Band. Caribbean rhythms wash ashore with island grooves like "Hot, Hot, Hot," "LaBamba," "Day-O," "Sugar Boom Boom," "Rock Around the Clock," and more.

ARTSWESTCHESTER'S FREE ARTS DAY - Hudson River Museum
December 02, 2012 - Yonkers

FREE Museum and Planetarium Admission. See acclaimed magician Benjamin Levy and his Tops Trickery, from 1-4pm. Create miniature Santas and dreidels in Holiday Arts, from 1-4pm. Take a Holiday Tour at 1:30pm, see Nybelwyck Hall, a 24-room dollhouse, and visit the build-your-own-dollhouse room.

Free Arts Day in Westchester - Illustrate a Story - Sarah Lawrence College
December 02, 2012 - Bronxville

Stories educate, entertain, and bind people together. And if a picture is worth a thousand words, illustrations only enhance that story a thousand fold. This workshop, an introduction to the combination of creative writing and drawing, is open to youth ages 12-17, and will take both a fun and educational approach to the process. Reservations are recommended by November 30th. Please call 914-395-2355.

Kids' Weekend Crafts - The Cupcake Corner
December 02, 2012 - Garden City

Bring your children to The Cupcake Corner any Saturday or Sunday (except for Holidays) and they will love creating a fun little craft. The craft differs each weekend and are themed around the holidays. No reservations necessary.

December Story Circle - Holiday Happenings - Hudson River Museum
December 02, 2012 - Yonkers

Circle round to listen as volunteers read folk and fairy tales illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Today, hear "A Christmas Carol," and "The Little Match Girl."

Celebrate Winter - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 02, 2012 - Garnerville

Celebrate winter with crafts and games.

Peekskill Project V: Documentary Screening - HVCCA
December 02, 2012 - Peekskill

Screening of the documentary "Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child,"” followed by a Q & A with director, Tamra Davis. Space is limited; RSVP to Cora Harris, [email protected]

Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights - Pelham Art Center
December 02, 2012 - Pelham

Held during ArtsWestchester's Free Arts Day, this year's Diwali festival will include a classical Indian dance performance, henna tattoos, decorating clay pots, and more. Part of Pelham Art Center's Folk Arts Series. Sponsored by Broadway Electric, LLC.

Peekskill Project V - Educational Workshops - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
December 02, 2012 - Peekskill

A choice of two Workshops: #1 - A mini-tour of the PPV Exhibition, focusing on artists working with collage and assemblage. Kids of all ages will explore methods of creating their own collages (under age 5 requires parental supervision). #2 - Kids ages 10 and older (including adults) explore ideas about how we inhabit space and the objects with which we surround ourselves, inspired by Elisa Pritzker's installation "Eclectica Store" at 417 Main St. Space is limited. Email [email protected]

Author John Schwartz Speaks About Parenting the 'Different' Child - JCC of Mid-Westchester
December 02, 2012 - Scarsdale

Lecture, book-signing, and question/answer session with New York Times reporter John Schwartz, author of "Oddly Normal, One Family's Struggle To Help Their Teenage Son Come To Terms With His Sexuality" (Gotham Books). Discussion is intended to help parents of gay kids - or any other child who is different, mistreated by others, or who just may not accept himself - find their own way to help their child handle the struggles that come from not fitting in.

Meet Children's Book Author Artie Bennett - Anderson's Book Shop
December 02, 2012 - Larchmont

Author of the bestselling, picture-book classic, "The Butt Book," will read his new book, "Poopendous!" as well as his earlier book. Everyone will get a free "Butt Book" coloring-and-activity book. You won't want to miss it!

Morning Bird Walk: Twelve Birds of Winter - Prospect Park Audubon Center
December 02, 2012 - Flatbush

Spot Prospect Park's common winter birds during their busiest time of the day.

Super Sunday at Chanukah Wonderland - Ardsley Shopping Center
December 02, 2012 - Ardsley

Enjoy face painting, latke making, a live Judah Macabee, and more special fun at this Chanukah gift shop and family fun house offering Judaica, toys, Chanukah merchandise, and activities for every age group. Chanukah Wonderland is open daily from 11am-6pm, Sun.-Fri., through Dec. 21.

City Lights, Bright Holiday Nights - White Plains Tree Lighting - Tibbits Park
December 02, 2012 - White Plains

Celebrate the sights and sounds of the season as the Mayor lights the City's holiday tree. Carolers, music, refreshments, and visits with Santa will follow. Snow Date: Sunday, Dec. 9.

Tinsel Time - Muscoot Farm
December 02, 2012 - Katonah

Bring the whole family to make holiday decorations and ornaments for your tree or the farm's. A Muscoot Farm evergreen will set the stage and await your creations.

Peekskill Project V - Free Docent Tour - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
December 02, 2012 - Peekskill

A docent-led tour of Peekskill Project V Exhibitions at HVCCA. Museum Admission and Events are free and open to the public for FreeArts in Westchester Day.

Free Arts Day - ArtsWestchester
December 02, 2012 - White Plains

Twenty-one locations. Fifty events. One day...all FREE! Arts lovers of all ages are welcomed at cultural sites throughout the county as arts organizations offer free admissions to their museums, arts centers, and historical sites, while hosting music and dance performances, storytelling performances, and workshops for every taste. Presented by ArtsWestchester. For event listings, visit artsw.org/freeartsday.

Movies for Kids (and Their Families) - 'A Christmas Story' - Jacob Burns Film Center
December 02, 2012 - Pleasantville

All young Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder BB gun - but how to convince his parents that it's an appropriate gift? This warm-hearted, nostalgic comedy (based on humorist Jean Shepherd's novel) has become a perennial holiday classic for good reason...it's a gift worth opening again and again. 1983. 94 mins. Rated PG. Today's screening is FREE in celebration of Free Arts Day, a program of ArtsWestchester.

Revolutionary New York: Forts of New York/Fort Greene - Fort Greene Park
December 02, 2012 - Fort Greene

Learn about Brooklyn's involvement in the Revolutionary war at one of the war's battle spots, Fort Greene Park.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
December 02, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Welcome Winter! Free Family Craft Weekend - Irrelevant Elephant
December 02, 2012 - Mt. Kisco

Winter-themed craft projects for the whole family. Registration required. Call 914-666-2767 or email [email protected]

4th Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend - Downtown Greenwich
Through December 02, 2012 - Greenwich

For two days, downtown Greenwich comes alive with horse drawn carriage rides, carolers, musicians, professional ice sculptors, special performers, live reindeer and photos with Santa as more than 80 participating retailers offer special promotions, refreshments and holiday cheer. Free parking is provided. Because there is no charge for parking, shoppers are encouraged to use that money to make a donation to Kids in Crisis at participating stores.

Silent Film Series: The Gold Rush - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
December 02, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Although initially inspired by photos of the Alaskan Gold Rush, Charlie Chaplin's 1925 film may also reflect his experiences of surviving an impoverished childhood in London and, later, the movie gold rush boomtown of Hollywood.

Classical Interludes: Inna Faliks - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
December 02, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Pianist Inna Faliks plays a program of Beethover, Mischa Zupko, and others. Children under 6 years will not be admitted.

On the Road of Life - Kingsborough Performing Arts Center
December 02, 2012 - Manhattan Beach

Composer and pianist Roger Davidson brings a program of Eastern European-influenced music, which blends Russian, Hungarian, and Israeli influences with jazz and tango.

Chanukah Concert - Ansche Chesed
December 02, 2012 - Upper West Side

This concert features Felicia Sloin of Jewish Family Jam and is suitable for families with children of all ages.

ArtsWestchester's Free Arts Day at Whole Foods - Whole Foods Market at Ridge Hill
December 02, 2012 - Yonkers

Two fun events in the Cafe. From 1-2pm, Stuart Nager leads the interactive telling of winter tales. From 3-4pm, join in the Holiday Lights: Collage Workshop.

21st Annual Toy Drive - John Thiessen Children's Foundation Center
December 02, 2012 - Wantagh

Many low-income families who have sick children experience financial hardships throughout the year, but during the holidays the strain is even greater. Parents are burdened with medical bills, the cost of medication and other treatments, household bills and other expenses. You can help by donating new toys for young children or gift cards,bath and body products, make-up sets, or small electronic items for teens. Financial donations are also accepted. Give so that children can experience the warmth and happiness of the holiday season. Call or visit the website for more information.

YWCA Children’s Learning Center Open House - YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester
December 02, 2012 - White Plains

The YWCA Children's Learning Center will host an Open House at its Activity Center. There will be an infant/toddler sing-along with Musical Munchkins (starting at 2:30pm), tours of classrooms, and Q&A sessions with staff. Learn about program philosophy, curriculum, and enrichment activities. The YWCA provides full-day and part-day care for children (infant through preschool) in its licensed child care programs. This event is open to the public. Please RSVP by Nov. 29 to [email protected] or 914-949-6227 x147. Visit ywcawpcw.org to learn more about other YWCA upcoming events.

Usdan Center - Open House - Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts
December 02, 2012 - Wheatley Heights

Learn about more than 40 programs The Usdan offer in music, dance, theater, visual arts, creative writing, nature and ecology and chess. No audition is needed for most courses, only an interest.

Inside The Lion King: A Free Anniversary Exhibit - 1095 Avenue of the Americas
December 02, 2012 - Midtown

Over the last 15 years, more than 65 million people have experienced "The Lion King." In this free interactive exhibit, you'll discover the extraordinary vision of Tony Award-winning director and designer Julie Taymor. Come face-to-face with the masks and puppets, explore the detail of the sets and costumes, and shop for collectible merchandise inspired by the show. Don't miss your opportunity to have a deeper look at the remarkable creativity behind the most successful musical in Broadway history.

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

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

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 03, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this very popular program is required.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 03, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this popular program is required.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 03, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
December 03, 2012 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents of prospective students are invited to meet the school's Early Childhood faculty while their child plays nearby. Drop-ins welcome.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
December 03, 2012 - White Plains

Storytime and activities kids and parents will love.

Toddler Time - Hempstead Public Library
December 03, 2012 - Hempstead

Share stories, songs, finger plays, and animal friends for a fun-filled program. For children 1 through 3 years old. Accompanied by a caregiver.

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
December 03, 2012 - 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.

One Puzzle Piece at a Time - for Parents of Special Needs Children - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
December 03, 2012 - Yonkers

Meeting for parents of Special Needs children. Community Room A. For information, contact Manuela Diaz at 917-836-9563.

Mommy & Me Yoga - Manhasset Public Library
December 03, 2012 - Manhasset

Licensed instructor Beth Lipset will lead children and their caregivers through a series of one-on-one simple yoga poses. Come relax, bond with your child, and have fun. Registration begins on Monday, November 12th at 9am.

Pajama Storytime - Rose Memorial Library
December 03, 2012 - Stony Point

Children ages 3 and up can get into their pajamas for bedtime stories, songs, and a craft at the library. Pre-registration is required.

Top Ten Strategies for Parenting Kids with ADHD - St. Thomas More
December 03, 2012 - Upper East Side

This presentation will provide an overview of ADHD beyond diagnosis as well as the essential steps, tools, skills and perspectives needed to help your child thrive. Your child does not need to carry a diagnosis for you to attend. Followed by Q & A with ADHD Parent Coach Cindy Goldrich.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Gerritsen Beach branch
December 03, 2012 - Gerritsen Beach

Toddlers hear stories and play.

Peek-A-Boo Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
December 03, 2012 - Williamsburg

Babies enjoy stories, finger plays, and songs.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
December 03, 2012 - Crown Heights

Learn, play, and practice chess.

Euro Café - JCC Rockland
December 03, 2012 - West Nyack

Survivors of the Holocaust will share their stories with local teens. A lite dinner will be served and spirits will be lifted through conversation and discussion.

Laptops for Teens - Hollis Library
December 03, 2012 - Hollis

Calling all teens: Come learn how to use a laptop to complete homework assignments, and play fun games.

Learn to Crochet - Arverne Library
December 03, 2012 - Arverne

Tweens and teens will have fun learning to crochet. Make a gift for family and friends for the holidays

Toddler Time - Central Library
December 03, 2012 - Jamaica

Children ages 18 - 35 months and their caregivers can have fun while they enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities. Preregister online.

Tuney Tots: Music and Movement for Young Children - Douglaston/Little Neck Library
December 03, 2012 - Little Neck

Babies and young children ages 6 months to 4 years will enjoy this active musical program featuring a variety of rhythm, balance, and coordination activities, along with social skills development. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

Picture Book Time - Hillcrest Library
December 03, 2012 - Flushing

Preschoolers ages 3 -5 and their parents or other caregivers can enjoy an hour of fun, stories, songs, fingerplays, snacks, stickers, and crafts.

Family Storytime - Auburndale Library
December 03, 2012 - Flushing

An hour of storytime with Ms. Stella G. for children pre-k to 2nd grade and their caregivers. Listen to stories and do a simple craft.

Made with Love In the Evening - Floral Park Library
December 03, 2012 - Floral Park

Join this group of knitters to help share the warmth of wool with those in need. Bring your own needles and yarn. All skill levels are welcome. There is no instructor for this group.

18th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting celebration - Stew Leonard's - Danbury
December 03, 2012 - Danbury

Meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and Rudolph. Children will enjoy complimentary face painting, cookies, and hot cocoa.

Mommy and Me Sing-a-long at Chanukah Wonderland - Ardsley Shopping Center
December 03, 2012 - Ardsley

Enjoy a special Mommy and Me Sing-a-long with Bobby Doowah at this Chanukah gift shop and family fun house offering Judaica, toys, Chanukah merchandise, and activities for every age group. Chanukah Wonderland is open daily from 11am-6pm, Sun.-Fri., through Dec. 21.

Graham Clarke in Concert - My Favorite Place
December 03, 2012 - Greenwich

This high-energy musician entertains kids and grown-ups with music, humor, stories, and games. About Graham Clarke: Graham Clarke grew up in Oradell, NJ (but don't hold it against him). He has been performing for children professionally since September 1995. He currently lives in a big, old house in Somers, NY, with his wife, Peggy, and his frisky, cottony soft dogs, Plato and Athena. Graham's favorite pasttimes are eating Japanese food and being silly. To learn more and download Clarke's music, visit grahamclarke.com.

America Reads for ages 5-12 - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
December 03, 2012 - Yonkers

Student volunteers from Sarah Lawrence College read with children, ages 5-12. In the Small People's Place.

Grandparents� Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
December 03, 2012 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support groups meetings for grandparents. Please call 516-484-4993 for more information.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Merrick Jewish Center
December 03, 2012 - Merrick

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support groups meetings for parents one Monday of the month for parents on the South Shore. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Executive Director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993.

Hanukkah Crafts - Wilton Library
December 03, 2012 - Wilton

Children of all ages can stop by the library and make a Hanukkah craft to take home. No registration, no fee.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting - Wilton Library
December 03, 2012 - Wilton

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join the library's Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting. TAB is a group of teens who work with the library by helping select materials for the teen collection, planning teen events, and more. Applications are available online for first time attendees or by emailing Marissa Antosh, Youth Services Assistant, at [email protected] Newcomers always welcome. Registration is recommended.

Inside The Lion King: A Free Anniversary Exhibit - 1095 Avenue of the Americas
December 03, 2012 - Midtown

Over the last 15 years, more than 65 million people have experienced "The Lion King." In this free interactive exhibit, you'll discover the extraordinary vision of Tony Award-winning director and designer Julie Taymor. Come face-to-face with the masks and puppets, explore the detail of the sets and costumes, and shop for collectible merchandise inspired by the show. Don't miss your opportunity to have a deeper look at the remarkable creativity behind the most successful musical in Broadway history.

Mandarin Program Showcase - Rutgers Community Programs
December 03, 2012 - Upper West Side

Children of all ages and their parents and caregivers are invited to enjoy the Mandarin Program Showcase which will include music, Chinese dance, crafts, and light refreshments. RSVP to Jennifer at [email protected]

Studio School Tours and Open Houses - The Studio School
Through December 05, 2012 - Upper West Side

The morning tours give you an opportunity to see the teachers and students working together in the classrooms. You will receive an overview of the program and the Studio Approach, and have a Q&A session with the head of school. Studio parents will also be present to meet and greet you.

Elements of Peace - Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery - Fairfield University
Through December 09, 2012 - Fairfield 06824

Mankind's universal and elusive quest for peace is the inspiration for artist Marlene Siff in this exhibition displaying 47 recent paintings, works on paper, sculpture, mobiles and maquettes of large multi-dimensional constructions, and features works that range from vivid explosions of color to subtle white meditative paintings.

23rd Annual Trees of Hope Holiday Spectacular - Maritime Center
Through December 09, 2012 - New Haven

What began with a dozen trees at the Governor’s Mansion has flourished into a nine-day display of over 100 decorated trees, wreaths and holiday baskets lining the halls of the Maritime Center in New Haven. Trees ranging from 4 to 8 feet in height are donated and decorated in themes and often in memory of loved ones. The event is free to the public and there will be a raffle with tickets priced at $1.December 9th the silent auction will end at 1pm and the raffle will be drawn at 2pm. Revenue generated from Trees of Hope directly benefits The Ronald McDonald House which shelters families with children seeking treatment for life-threatening illnesses.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Creative kids can bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 4-12.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Chanukah Wonderland - Ardsley Shopping Center
Through December 13, 2012 - Ardsley

A Chanukah gift shop and family fun house with Judaica, toys, Chanukah merchandise, and activities for every age group. Featuring a clay bar, giving menorah, Chanukah art and edible crafts, a Tot Zone, a giant holiday piano mat, Lego menorah competition, glow-in-the-dark room, and Dreidel Movie House, plus special events all month long.

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.

Special Holiday Sale - Chatsworth Auction Rooms & Furniture Studios
Through December 15, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Sales at this venerable, 60-year-old business are rare, so don't miss this enjoy this holiday treat. Save 20% on all items storewide: antique and quality furniture, lamps, chandeliers, decorative objects, china sets and more. Sale dates and times are 8am-6pm Dec. 1-4, Dec. 4-8, and Dec. 11-15.

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.

Indoor Boys Lacrosse League - Grade 2 - Pre-registration - Unlimited Sports Action
Through December 16, 2012 - Port Washington

Boys will be evaluated for 1 week and then placed on a team in order to make sure the teams are evenly balanced. This indoor league is fully recreational and offers athletes a competitive environment to play against their friends. Call for additional information. Registration is online only.

Julliette Tehrani presents 'Impressions Near and Afar' - Stamford Art Association
Through December 16, 2012 - Stamford

London-born of Persian heritage and with extensive travels throughout her life, Juliette brings an international perspective to her paintings. November 11-December 16, 2012.

Nintendo Holiday Mall Experience - Queens Center Mall
Through December 16, 2012 - Elmhurst

Brighten the holiday season with Nintendo and check out all of the latest games for the new Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, Nov.9-Dec. 16. Receive expert gaming tips from the Nintendo Gurus, and get gift ideas for your friends and family. Located in the Nintendo Home Entertainment Area.

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.

18th annual Holiday Gift Show - Rowayton Arts Center
Through December 24, 2012 - Rowayton

Unique holiday gifts, decorations and collectibles by some of Fairfield County's finest artists and craftspeople will be featured in this fundraiser that supports year-round education and other community programs at the Rowayton Arts Center.

Visit with Santa - Cross County Shopping Center
Through December 24, 2012 - Yonkers

Visit Santa in his Winter Wonderland House and receive a free gift. Santa's hours: Mondays-Saturdays 11am-8pm; Sundays 12-6pm. Friday Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 9am-6pm; Sunday Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, and Dec. 23 11am-7pm; Christmas Eve 9am-6pm.

Toys For Tots Toy Drive - Toys 'R' Us-The Hub
Through December 24, 2012 - Hempstead

The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's premier community action program, collecting new toys to give to kids in need across the country each holiday season. Toys'R'Us, Inc. and Toys for Tots are united in their commitment to bring toys to children who might otherwise go without on Christmas morning. You may give a monetary donation online or you may choose to donate a new toy to the drop locations of Toys "R" Us nationwide, including this location. The toy drive runs through December 24.

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.

Inclusive Weekend Classes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through December 30, 2012 - 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 Valerie for more information at [email protected] Each session accommodates 16 participants.

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.

Weekend Woodland Corps - Prospect Park Picnic House
Through December 31, 2012 - Park Slope

The Woodland Corps offers a volunteers a chance to garden and clean up Prospect Park's more than 250 acres of forest.

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.

The Cultural Sunday Kidschool and Bar and Bat Mitzvah Programs - City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

This class allow youngsters to connect to their Jewish heritage from a secular perspective. Two Sundays a month, children ages five and up have fun exploring Jewish history, traditions, holidays, culture, and ethics. The innovative Bar/Bat Mitzvah program involves classes and an individual mentored journey to discover roots, connections, and beliefs.

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.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through December 31, 2012 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through December 31, 2012 - 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. Dec. 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Free Adaptive Basketball Fun - Tuckahoe Community Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Tuckahoe

A new Adaptive Basketball program for children with special needs ages 4-12 focusing on fun and motivation. Presented by Fun For Cure, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to promoting health and wellness in children with chronic illness or special needs through therapeutic recreational endeavors, group support, and quality time. The program meets on Mondays, December 4, 11, and 18, from 4:30-5:30pm. Refreshments for those with food allergies and restrictions will be available. Online sign-up required at funforcure.com, or call Florence at 914-713-4065.

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Flatbush

Play animal charades, pretend to be a bat trying to catch a moth, or join many other fun and active nature games.

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 [email protected] for more information.

Craft-Tastic: An Exhibiton and Sale of Handmade Goods - Pelham Art Center
Through January 05, 2013 - Pelham

An annual artisan exhibit and craft sale featuring one-of-a-kind and affordable crafts and gifts, including ceramics, artwork, jewelry, glass, and furniture. Through Jan. 5, 2013.

Robert Frost: Holiday Cards in the Perkin Gallery - Pequot Library
Through January 06, 2013 - Southport

Poet Robert Frost wrote original poetry for his holiday greeting cards. Many were illustrated by prominent artists, mostly working with woodblock prints. The cards were then printed by the Spiral Press, founded in 1926 by Joseph Blumenthal. These cards are on display thanks to Elinor Wilber, Robert Frost's granddaughter, who has loaned them to the Pequot Library for this exhibit.

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

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through January 31, 2013 -

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

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through January 31, 2013 - 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.

A PERSISTENT PASSION: The Art of Lora Eberly Ballou, 1870-1976 Places in a One Hundred Six Year Life - Old Town Hall Museum
Through January 31, 2013 - Stamford

A first time solo exhibition introducing the art and celebrating the life of Lora Eberly Ballou featuring a collection of over 30 floral arrangements and landscape oil paintings; an assemblage of personal effects; and a historical timeline documenting her 106 year life. September 27-January 31, 2013.

Family Center's Spectrum Parent Support Group - Family and Children's Association
Through January 31, 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. Caregivers can attend sessions on the 1st and 3rd Mondays or the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 6:30-8:30pm. RSVP to Miriam 516-485-5914 x 2223 no later than seven days prior to the meeting date.

11th Annual Holiday Train Show - New York Transit Museum Shop in Grand Central Terminal
Through February 10, 2013 - Midtown

The New York Transit Museum presents its Holiday Train Show at its store in Grand Central, with a brand new layout wherein model Metro-North and New York Central trains depart from a miniature Grand Central on their way North on a 34' long, two-level "O" gauge layout. Vintage model trains from the museum's collection will also be on display joined by stunning New York Central railroad posters harkening back to Grand Central's heyday as the nexus of long distance and commuter train travel.

Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2013 - Crown Heights

Discover the diversity of sea life up close and personal!

Art Works - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2013 - Crown Heights

A different arts and crafts project at each session, usually tied to a theme such as a holiday or the seasons.

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.

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.

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.

Wacky Tuesday - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids under 5 explore art, science, and culture in a wacky, fun, and exciting way.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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