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FREE Things to Do with Kids in Bronx Week of November 5

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FREE Events for Kids in Bronx Find FREE kids events and family events in Bronx this week, November 5, 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!

Open House for Middle and High School Grades - La Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi
November 05, 2012 - Upper East Side

DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM NOV. 8 TO NOV. 5. Attend the Fall Open House for La Scuola d'Italia, a unique Italian/English bilingual and bicultural educational institution reflecting the best features of the Italian and American educational systems. The school believes that by becoming thoroughly conversant with two cultures, one achieves a mind that transcends both.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 05, 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 05, 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 05, 2012 - Garnerville

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

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
November 05, 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
November 05, 2012 - White Plains

Storytime and activities kids and parents will love.

Mommy & Me Yoga - Manhasset Library
November 05, 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, October 1 at 9am.

Pre-School Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
November 05, 2012 - Manhasset

Preschoolers 3 1/2 -5 years old will enjoy a storytime just for them. This is a drop-off class for children enrolled in Kindergarten. Registration begins Monday, October 1st at 9am.

Open House and Curriculum Night - M.A.T.S.S. Kids Gym and Early Childcare Center- Syosset
November 05, 2012 - Syosset

Use this opportunity to meet the teachers and staff and find out more about the rainbow of programs being offered. Ask questions about the curriculum and get the answers you need.

Made with Love In the Evening - Floral Park Library
November 05, 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.

Toddler Time - Hempstead Public Library
November 05, 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.

Let's Build...Lego Time! - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
November 05, 2012 - Williamsburg

Kids turn their imaginations loose building with Lego blocks, an amazing, brain building activity.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
November 05, 2012 - Crown Heights

Kids learn chess through instruction and play.

Open House & Curriculum Night - M.A.T.S.S. Kids' Gym & Early Childcare Education Center
November 05, 2012 - Syosset

Kids will enjoy plenty of jump time, crafts, and a snack at this drop-off camp. Children must be potty-trained and parents must fill out registration forms and present ID on drop-off and pick-up. Designed for children ages 4 and up. Pre-register more than 7 days in advance and receive $3 off per child.

Scholastic All Star Book Fair - JCC Rockland
November 05, 2012 - West Nyack

Shop for birthday gifts, holiday gifts, or for no reason in particular at this annual fundraising event to benefit children's programming at the JCC. The sale will feature books for pre-readers, early readers, tweens, and teens as well as Judaic books for all ages and even cookbooks. Sale runs through November 6; closed on Saturday.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
November 05, 2012 - West Nyack

Stop by the store's children's department to hear Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff. A coloring activity will follow the story.

CASH FOR CANDY - Commerce Park Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics
November 05, 2012 - Bridgeport

Trick-or-treaters are invited to bring their excess candy to Commerce Park Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics for their annual Halloween Candy Buy Back. Trade your excess candy for cash and prizes. All the candy collected will be sent in care packages to overseas troops to enjoy, courtesy of Operation Gratitude. Each child will receive $1 per pound of candy (max $5 per child) and 1 ticket to participate in a prize raffle. Each child will also for cleaning off those sugar bugs as well.

Insurance Coverage for Autistic Children - KidAbilities, LLC
November 05, 2012 - Hawthorne

Attorney Jodi Bauer will discuss the change in New York State law that will require insurance companies in NY to cover services for children with autism. This is federal legislation that each state will interpret individually. Find out how parents can access the insurance coverage they will soon be entitled to for their children who are on the autism spectrum. Despite the therapies that EI or your school district provides, you may be able to supplement the services your child is receiving and have those services reimbursed through your insurance company. The law takes effect in January of 2013. The workshop is free but seating is limited, so please call KidAbilities, LLC at 914-347-5990 to reserve your spot.

Toddler Time - Central Library
November 05, 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.

Learn to Crochet - Arverne Library
November 05, 2012 - Arverne

Christmas will be here before you know it. How about making a gift for family and friends? Children and teens will have fun learning to crochet.

Oceanus Bone-Diggers Club - Seaside Library
November 05, 2012 - Rockaway Park

Oceanus was the early postal address for the west end of Rockaway Peninsula. Curious kids can discover some skeletons in Rockaway's closet, and read more about its history.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
November 05, 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.

Bereavement Support Group- South Shore - Merrick Jewish Center
November 05, 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.

One Puzzle Piece at a Time - for Parents of Special Needs Children - Yonkers Public Library-Riverfront
November 05, 2012 - Yonkers

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

When It's Time to Change: How to Help Your Child Manage Life's Big and Small Transitions - Rutgers Community Programs
November 05, 2012 - Upper West Side

Do you and your little one struggle with things like bedtime or leaving the playground? Are you anxious about how your child will respond to starting preschool, or becoming a big sibling? Psychologist and parenting expert Dr. Michelle Canarick is offering a free workshop to help you and your children successfully navigate both large and small transitions. Dr. Canarick combines both practical techniques for making transitions smooth, with support for parents around the feelings that changes can bring. Her approach is grounded in the concept of empathy, for your child and yourself, and the importance of understanding your feelings as well as your child's. This workshop is ideally suited for families with children age 5 and younger. RSVP required: contact Jennifer at jmoore@rutgerschurch.org or 212-877-8227 x212.

Open House - Landmark of Ridgefield Academy - Landmark of Ridgefield Academy
November 05, 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 KSwabsin@LandmarkPreschool.org.

Sea Turtle Cold Stun Lectures - Bridgehampton Library
November 05, 2012 - Bridgehampton

"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! Without proper intervention a cold stunned sea turtle will inevitably die. Please join the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation for a Cold Stunned Sea Turtle Lecture and learn how you can help rescue sea turtles. Last season the Riverhead Foundation recovered 11 cold stunned sea turtles thanks to the public and our volunteer beach patrollers. If you would like to attend a training lecture and learn how to help rescue sea turtles by patrolling your local beach, please register for one of our free lectures. You can register by calling our office at 631.369.9840 or email ksotolotto@riverheadfoundation.org. Additional dates and information can be found at riverheadfoundation.org.

Toddler Time Sing Along with Ms. Cindy - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
November 06, 2012 - Windsor Terrace

Toddlers enjoy stories, playtime, and a sing-along.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 06, 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.

Story Time at the J - JCC Rockland
November 06, 2012 - West Nyack

New parents with children up to 24 months are invited to this monthly get-together. Participants can mingle with other parents, listen with their babies to child-friendly books, and share parenting stories. Healthy snacks will be served.

La Leche - JCC Rockland
November 06, 2012 - West Nyack

Instructor Elly Egenberg, an accredited lactation counselor and La Leche League Leader, leads this informative session for new moms. Topics at this monthly program include the benefits, new beginnings, overcoming obstacles, and weaing. Afterward, stay for Story Time at the J.

Babes on a Blanket (0-12 months) - Pequot Library
November 06, 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.

Nancy Drew Clue Crew Book Club - Rose Memorial Library
November 06, 2012 - Stony Point

Young readers of Nany Drew mysteries are invited to the library for a brief book discussion, trivia games, and a craft. This month the club will read Thanksgiving Thief. Pre-registration is required; books available at sign up.

Fire Safety - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
November 06, 2012 - Kensington

Fire safety instruction and tips for children.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Coney Island branch
November 06, 2012 - Coney Island

Create some art. Make a craft.

Scholastic All Star Book Fair - JCC Rockland
November 06, 2012 - West Nyack

Shop for birthday gifts, holiday gifts, or for no reason in particular at this annual fundraising event to benefit children's programming at the JCC. The sale will feature books for pre-readers, early readers, tweens, and teens as well as Judaic books for all ages and even cookbooks. Sale runs through November 6; closed on Saturday.

Exclusion & Teasing: An Approach That Works at Home and at School: A Talk by Kim John Payne - Green Meadow Waldorf School
November 06, 2012 - Spring Valley

Kim John Payne, M.E.d., has been a family and school counselor, adult educator, consultant and researcher for 28 years. He regularly gives keynotes addresses at international conferences for educators, parents, and therapists and runs workshops and trainings around the world. He is the author of Simplicity Parenting and The Soul of Discipline.

McGoldrick Crochet Club - McGoldrick Library
November 06, 2012 - Flushing

Young people ages 8 and up, beginners and pros alike can learn how to crochet, and make new friends while you're at it! Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

College Prep Series - Far Rockaway Library
November 06, 2012 - Far Rockaway

Are you a teen preparing for college? Are you an adult returning to college or starting for the first time? If so, this class can be your guide on how to apply to colleges, getting financial aid and how to be successful during the application process. Registration required.

Be Proud, Be Responsible - Arverne Library
November 06, 2012 - Arverne

This workshop will provide adolescents with the knowledge, motivation, and skills necessary to change their behaviors in ways that will reduce their risk of contacting HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases.

History Day Workshop - Fairfield Museum and History Center
November 06, 2012 - Fairfield

History Day encourages students to explore history and to build valuable skills through an independent research project that may include a paper, an exhibit, a performance, a documentary, or a web site. These projects are entered into a series of competitions, from the local to the national level, where professional historians and educators evaluate them. In this workshop, learn helpful tips about choosing and researching a topic, how to integrate Connecticut history, organizing your research and what the judges are looking for. Call the museum to pre-register.

Bad Kitty Voting for Kids - Wilton Library
November 06, 2012 - Wilton

Children of all ages are invited to exercise their 'kids' right to vote. Children will receive one ballot to vote for their favorite kitty from the book Bad Kitty for President by Nick Bruel. Ballots also count as raffle tickets to win a copy of the book Bad Kitty for President. No registration.

Bad Kitty for President Crafts - Wilton Library
November 06, 2012 - Wilton

Children of all ages are invited to drop-in to make cat-themed and election-themed crafts. No registration.

Story Time Book Club - Election Day Story Time! - Pottery Barn Kids
November 06, 2012 - White Plains

Kids are invited to vote on age-old issues like peanut butter vs. jelly! They'll discuss what an election day is, and why it's so important. Plus, participants will receive an "I Voted" sticker, just like Mom and Dad's! The Story Time Club meets every Tuesday. First-time members receive an official Book Club Passport at their first Story Time, and a special gift after five visits.

Election Day Fun - Straight A's
November 06, 2012 - White Plains

After kids vote with their moms and dads, they're invited to color and learn about being President.

Fall Teen Health Series - Central Library
November 06, 2012 - Jamaica

Hey teens! Take care of yourself so you can be at your best for this school year. In this workshop, teen learn about healthty relationships.

Tuesday Storytime on the Farm - Muscoot Farm
November 06, 2012 - Katonah

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

THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON THE BIG SCREEN - Bay Street Theatre
November 06, 2012 - Sag Harbor

The community is invited to watch the Pesidential election on the big screen.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble -- Bay Shore
November 06, 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.

Music Together Free Demo Class - New Canaan Methodist Church
November 06, 2012 - New Canaan

Register today to join a free Music Together demonstration class. Music Together offers Music and Movement classes for children, and the adults who love them. Infants through age 5. Have you ever wondered what you can do to nurture the musical growth of your child, regardless of your own musical ability? Call the office at 203.256.1656 or e-mail mtfcjj@optonline.net to register for the class. All families will also receive a free music cd.

Hope Bereavement Support Group - Oceanside Jewish Center
November 07, 2012 - Oceanside

Experience the freedom to express your feelings and learn coping skills under the guidance of a professional facilitator. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month. All are welcome. For further information call 516-849-2524.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 07, 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 07, 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 07, 2012 - Rye Brook

A free art-themed socialization group for school-age adoptees meeting two times a month (three times in Nov.) 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.

Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library, McKinley Park branch
November 07, 2012 - Dyker Heights

A late homework help session to accommodate all schedules.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
November 07, 2012 - Carroll Gardens

Toddlers cut loose with stories and play.

826 NYC After School Tutoring - Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg branch
November 07, 2012 - Williamsburg

826 NYC, the folks who hide out in the back room of the Brooklyn Superhero Store, provide tutoring. Don't worry; help is on the way!

Joyful Parenting Workshop - Friedberg JCC
November 07, 2012 - Oceanside

Discover simple solutions and insights to everyday parenting challenges. An engaging panel of four innovative experts will inspire parents to create a healthier, happier family. To pre-register call Karen Horowitz at 516-634-4192. Optional childcare available for a small fee with advance registration only.

Book Babies - The Field Library
November 07, 2012 - Peekskill

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

Basic Computer Training Classes - Woodside Library
November 07, 2012 - Woodside

Participants can learn the basics of how to use a computer. Registration: Not required.

Chess Club - Poppenhusen Library
November 07, 2012 - College Point

Teens and tweens can enjoy a challenging game of chess. Beginners are welcome.

Teen Author: Annabel Monaghan - Westport Library
November 07, 2012 - Westport

Annabel Monaghan discusses her book, A Girl Called Digit, about a high school math genius who unwittingly cracks a terrorist code.

Timeless Tales - Central Library
November 07, 2012 - Jamaica

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can enjoy story times with a children's librarian. Participants enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities. Preregister online.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
November 07, 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 07, 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 07, 2012 - Yonkers

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

Made with Love - Floral Park Library
November 07, 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.

Magnet School Open House - PS 151 the Magnet School of Global Communication and Foreign Language School: an international baccalaureate candidacy school
November 07, 2012 - Woodside

The Magnet School of Global Communication and Foreign Language, PS 151, has initiated the three year process to be accredited by the International Baccalaureate (IB) - Primary Year Program (PYP). This prestigious and rigorous method of instruction is accepted world-wide as a standard in academic excellence. The goal of the IB program is to develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills of our students to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. The PYP program is the start of a continuum that guides students through their academic career.

Open House - Central Park Montessori School
November 07, 2012 - Upper West Side

Visit the school, tour classrooms, meet teachers and the executive director, and learn about Montessori philosophy. RSVP to enroll@twinparks.org.

Scholastic Storytime - Scholastic Book Store SoHo
November 07, 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.

Picture Book Storytime - Lefferts Library
November 08, 2012 - Richmond Hill

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

Free Homework Help and Parent Workshops - Club Z! In Home Tutors
November 08, 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 ClubZAdvantage@gmail.com. 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).

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 08, 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 08, 2012 - Garnerville

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

Teen Thursdays - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
November 08, 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.

Story Time - Hollis Library
November 08, 2012 - Hollis

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

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
November 08, 2012 - White Plains

Join Toe every Thursday morning for stories and singing.

3 to 5 Beehive (3-5 year olds) - Pequot Library
November 08, 2012 - Southport

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

Toytime - Manhasset Public Library
November 08, 2012 - Manhasset

Children ages 6 months - 2� years(with caregiver) can enjoy playtime, songs, and stories. Registration begins Monday, October 1st at 9 am.

After School Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
November 08, 2012 - Manhasset

Longer stories and crazy crafts are all part of the fun. This is a drop-off class for children in kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade. Registration begins Monday, October 1st at 9am.

Storytime for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
November 08, 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 08, 2012 - Stony Point

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

Mother Goose - Windsor Park Library
November 08, 2012 - Bayside

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

Storytime - East Elmhurst Library
November 08, 2012 - East Elmhurst

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

Preschool Storytime - Pomonok Library
November 08, 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 08, 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.

Cornucopia Live Centerpiece Workshop - Floral Park Library
November 08, 2012 - Floral Park

Learn how to make a fabulous centerpiece for home decor just in time for Thanksgiving.

Entrepreneurial Workshop Series - Hempstead Public Library
November 08, 2012 - Hempstead

Learn the rudiments of running a small business. A valuable workshop for those who are considering running a small business or are already engaged in a venture. Contact Gina Hill Slater Parker 516-485-5900.

Story Craft - Brooklyn Public Library, Pacific branch
November 08, 2012 - Park Slope

Preschoolers hear a story and make a craft about it.

Board Games for All Ages - Brooklyn Public Library, New Lots branch
November 08, 2012 - East New York

Unplug from the grid and play some board games. No voltage required. All ages welcome.

Preschool Fun Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
November 08, 2012 - Homecrest

Preschoolers will enjoy hearing stories, singing songs, and creating arts and crafts projects.

Open House - The Waldorf School of Garden City
November 08, 2012 - Garden City

Visit the All-School open house where you can meet the staff, learn more about the curriculum and make an informed decision about placing your child in one of the finest programs on Long Island.

Portledge Fall Open House-Toddler through Grade 5 Open Classroom & Information Session - Portledge School
November 08, 2012 - Locust Valley

Students will share their experiences during an interactive panel discussion. Tours of the 60-acre campus and buildings will follow and then attendees will hear from a recent alumnus as well as a parent. Faculty and division heads will be available to answer questions throughout. Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is suggested but not required. To register or for more information or directions, please call or visit portledge.org.

Whitby School Open House - (18-months - grade 8) - Whitby School
November 08, 2012 - Greenwich

Learn about programs at The Whitby School. To RSVP, call 203-302-3900 or register online at WhitbySchool.org.

Cool Tote Bags - Long Island City Library
November 08, 2012 - Long Island City

Making a tote can be fun and perfect for kids on the move who want to transport their stuff in style. Carrying a reusable tote is super friendly to the environment, too. Grab your books and snacks--and go!

Mother Goose Time - Wilton Library
November 08, 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.

Seminar: A Woman's Guide to Money Matters by Jonathan Glaser - John C. Hart Memorial Library
November 08, 2012 - Shrub Oak

A seminar designed for women to learn how to take control of their financial life by examining their values and setting specific and realistic goals. The seminar also covers key strategies for three common financial goals: preparing for retirement, living in retirement, and paying for education. An additional discussion on developing budgets will be available. Register for this program at the reference desk or by calling 914-245-5262 x227.

Magnet School Open House - PS 171 The Magnet School of the Arts
November 08, 2012 - Long Island City

There is a caring, calm, and welcoming environment at Magnet School of the Arts, PS 171Q. Using a multi-disciplinary thematic curriculum aligned with the core standards the Magnet School of the Arts integrates the arts into all aspects of learning. The thematic approach to learning across all grade levels empowers the students to achieve their full potential. Studying the arts focuses the mind. Students learn discipline, cooperative play, and gain understanding of the role of art in a civil society.

Open House - Park West Montessori School
November 08, 2012 - Upper West Side

Visit the school, tour classrooms, meet teachers and the executive director, and learn about the Montessori philosophy. RSVP to pwadmissions@twinparks.org.

Chess Workshop - Brooklyn Public Library, Bedford branch
November 09, 2012 - Crown Heights

Kids learn chess from a master!

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

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

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

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

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 09, 2012 - Garnerville

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

Picture Book Time - Hempstead Public Library
November 09, 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 09, 2012 - Arverne

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

Creative Writing for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
November 09, 2012 - Kensington

With the guidance of a professional writer, teens work on their creative writing process.

Tween and Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
November 09, 2012 - Sunset Park

Teens and tweens relax after school with books, games, and other activities.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
November 09, 2012 - Peekskill

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

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
November 09, 2012 - Haverstraw

LEGO fans, ages 7-12, can bring their own LEGOs or use the library's. No registration required.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
November 09, 2012 - Haverstraw

LEGO fans, ages 7-12, can bring their own LEGOs or use the library's. No registration required.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
November 09, 2012 - West Nyack

Stop by the store's children's department to hear The Wall by Eve Bunting. Following the story, kids will make an American flag to take home.

Tot Shabbat - Temple B'nai Torah
November 09, 2012 - Wantagh

The community is invited to join Rabbi Marci Bellows, Cantor Steve Sher, Gail Goldstein and Emily Altman for this, special early childhood Shabbat experience of singing, and storytelling.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
November 09, 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.

Mario Kart Racing Tournament - Wilton Library
November 09, 2012 - Wilton

Kids in grades 5 through 8 are invited to this action-packed racing tournament. Arrive by 6:05pm to participate in the tournament. Pizza will be served along with other goodies. The top three winners will receive a Game Stop gift card. Giveaways and other activities will also be available.

Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Day - New York Methodist Hospital
November 09, 2012 - Park Slope

Healthcare professionals will be available to answer questions about pulmonary hytertension.

Open Mic - Christ Centered Ministries Church
November 09, 2012 - Congers

The church's Hot Spot Youth Group is hosting an Open Mic night for teens and adults to share their talents, dance, spoken word, singing, and skits. Performances should have a positive, inspirational message to encourage the audience. The night's special guest is Christian Rap Group: Refuge, seen on Youtube under Our Refuge Minstries. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Ms. Gail at gnathan5@juno.com to pre-register.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble -- East Northport
November 09, 2012 - East Northport

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

Westchester Child Care Report Card Challenge - White Plains YMCA
November 09, 2012 - White Plains

A discussion of how the Westchester child care system is doing. Are there enough options for parents? Is our child care affordable? How does New York compare to the rest of the US on child care standards and enforcement? How are we doing on child care equality? Are we doing what we can and must to prepare our children for academic success? To register contact Nina Garland at 914-761-3456 x111 or email ninag@cccwny.org. Co-sponsored by the Child Care Council of Westchester, Inc. and TD Bank.

Kids' Weekend Crafts - The Cupcake Corner
November 10, 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.

Healthy Vegetarian Thanksgiving - Hempstead Public Library
November 10, 2012 - Hempstead

Thanksgiving isn�t just turkey. Join the Vegetarian Gourmet as you learn the secrets to creating a healthy and delicious Thanksgiving meal. This free program will be held in the Community Room, please register at the Reference Desk.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
November 10, 2012 - West Nyack

Stop by the store's children's department to hear The Wall by Eve Bunting. Following the story, kids will make an American flag to take home.

Tom Lee Storyteller 'Brothers Grimm Celebrating 200 Years' - Pequot Library
November 10, 2012 - Southport

A fire in the Reading Room fireplace and hot cider set the tone for listening to Tom Lee, master storyteller. He'll captivate with Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm, first published in 1812. You'll also be able to view real-live samples of some very old books.

Free Target Picture Story Saturday - Katonah Museum of Art
November 10, 2012 - Katonah

During the exhibit "'Ice Age' to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios," Free Target Picture Story Saturday sponsored by Target, welcomes special guest reader, Peter de Seve, Blue Sky lead character designer, who will read "The Duchess of Whimsy" at 10:30am.

Chappaqua Craft & Gift Fair - Robert E. Bell Middle School
November 10, 2012 - Chappaqua

This year's fair will feature more than 85 vendors exhibiting fine pottery, unique jewelry, and a myriad of other items, many of which are handmade. Gourmet food items will also be available. Local Girl Scout troops and various school clubs will conduct charitable drives during the fair to help the community. Free parking is available in the small lot on Senter Street, or in the larger main lots off South Greeley Avenue.

Family Art Project: Print the Palisades - Wave Hill
November 10, 2012 - Bronx

Spot the glowing leaves across the river and sketch the shapes and sizes of leaves and trees outdoors. Using the eye-popping colors of fall foliage, make bright and vibrant collage prints.

Veterans Day, with Great Talk & Music - St. Paul's Chruch National Historic SIte
November 10, 2012 - Mt. Vernon

An 11 am ceremony commemorates Veterans Day, followed by tours recalling the stories of soldiers buried in the historic cemetery. At 1pm, Professor Harvey Strum of Sage College examines "A House Divided: New York and the War of 1812," helping to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Sponsored by the Speakers in the Humanities Program, New York Council for the Humanities. At 2:30, enjoy a special jazz performance, dedicated to veterans, in historic St. Paul's Church by Sage, the acclaimed female jazz combo.

TEEN MAKER SPACE SPECIAL - Westport Library
November 10, 2012 - Westport

Learn more about Google SketchUp and how to use it for 3D Printing. Bring your laptop. For middle school and up. Register online.

Saturday Family Program: Animal Adventures Medley - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
November 10, 2012 - Prospect Heights

This interactive puppet show features singing, guessing games, and storytelling about the animals kids might find in a pond or barnyard. Children learn basic animal concepts such as animal shapes, sounds, locomotion, and metamorphosis.

Saturday Family Program: Bubbles the Clown - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
November 10, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Performer Elaine Gil stars as Bubbles the Clown, and encourages the entire audience to get involved, making this a delightful experience for the whole family.

SRC Poetry Slam! - Sunnyside Reformed Church
November 10, 2012 - Sunnyside

Calling all the budding kid poets! Simply put, poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry. The performances will be judged by the audience and at the end of the evening, prizes will be awarded. This event is organized by the young people at SRC, and while it is primarily for kids, everyone is welcome.

Story Time with Jordan - Powerhouse Arena
November 10, 2012 - DUMBO

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

An Evening of Music, Song & Dance - Bendheim Performing Arts Center
November 10, 2012 - Scarsdale

JCC Dance School faculty and student performances. Proceeds will fund need-based scholarships for JCC Dance School students, as well as Dance facility improvements. Reserved seating; jccmw.org/bendheim/thebendheim.htm.

"WE'RE ALL ONE OF A KIND" WITH KURT GALLAGHER - Scarsdale Public Library
November 10, 2012 - Scarsdale

Songs, fun, and laughter with Kurt Gallagher. This program is designed for kids with special needs, but all are welcome.

CPR for Teens - White Plains Public Library
November 10, 2012 - White Plains

Earn certification from the American Heart Association for CPR AED. Class is limited to 10 participants. Registration is required. You can register online, over the phone, or in person at the library. Snacks will be served. For teens, grades 7-12. Room B. Registration required. Go to whiteplainslibrary.org, email ecarlson@whiteplainslibrary.org, or call 914-422-6923.

Native Americans Along the Hudson - Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center
November 10, 2012 - Sleepy Hollow

Join a Teatown Lake Reservation educator to find out how Lenape Indians used the shores for food and shelter. Programs fill quickly so registration is strongly recommended. Call 914-762-2912 x110 to reserve.

Volunteer Work Project: Clearing Vegetation Off Historic Stone Walls - Marshlands Conservancy
November 10, 2012 - Rye

Bring work gloves and join in the project. Great for community service hours and school credit.

Saturday Morning Storytelling with the Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
November 10, 2012 - Midtown

Some of New York's most famous storytellers bring to life exciting tales of mythical creatures and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far North.

Volunteer Garden Clean-Up Day - Bartow- Pell Mansion Museum
November 10, 2012 - Bronx

Roll-up your sleeves and don your gardening gloves to help get the garden and grounds of BPMM ready for winter. Light breakfast available. Bring gloves and wear sturdy shoes. Registration requested. Great opportunity for teens to get community service hours.

“Good Gods, it’s Cold: Deity Tour” - The Voracous Reader
November 10, 2012 - Larchmont

Meet USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout with her shivery paranormal series, "Lux and Covenant." Special appearances by Kristi Cook and Amalie Howard. Recommended for ages 14 and older. Reservations kindly requested.

Sea Turtle Cold Stun Lectures - Inwood Hill Nature Center
November 10, 2012 - Manhattan

"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! Without proper intervention a cold stunned sea turtle will inevitably die. Please join the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation for a Cold Stunned Sea Turtle Lecture and learn how you can help rescue sea turtles. Last season the Riverhead Foundation recovered 11 cold stunned sea turtles thanks to the public and our volunteer beach patrollers. If you would like to attend a training lecture and learn how to help rescue sea turtles by patrolling your local beach, please register for one of our free lectures. You can register by calling our office at 631.369.9840 or email ksotolotto@riverheadfoundation.org. Additional dates and information can be found at riverheadfoundation.org.

Girl Scout Tag Sale - Scarsdale Girl Scout House
November 10, 2012 - Scarsdale

Annual Tag Sale featuring quality household items, books, and clothing/shoes at great prices. Proceeds benefit Girl Scout Award Project.

Scarecrow: Outdoor Art Exhibit - Lyndhurst
Through November 11, 2012 - Tarrytown

For the first time, Lyndhurst is home to an outdoor art exhibition presented within the bare bones of an 18,600-square-foot greenhouse, an historic structure located on the Lyndhurst grounds. Artists were invited to explore the theme of the Scarecrow and look beyond the traditional straw-filled dummy to explore broader themes associated with this figure as human surrogate, decoy, and silent observer. Six artists living and working in NYC, Brooklyn, upstate New York, and New Jersey have been selected for exhibition in Scarecrow. They have created a variety of artworks that respond to the multi-sensory nature of the open-air site and to the unique character of the Greenhouse space. Works included in the exhibition utilize a range of materials from vines and natural plant life, burlap, metal, acrylic, nylon, and digital media. Some artists have responded to the theme by directly referencing the human figure, others have considered the metaphorical and symbolic implications of the scarecrow in works that are more abstract and intangible. The Scarecrow exhibition coincides with the annual "Scarecrow Invasion" at Lyndhurst, a popular Halloween event in which hundreds of scarecrows created largely by children from local school districts are displayed throughout the grounds of the mansion.

Daddy & Me - Bet Torah Nursery School
November 11, 2012 - Mount Kisco

A special hour of fun for dads and nursery school-aged children (2-4 years old) on select Sundays. Activity and snack included.

The Riverdale Y Sunday Market - MS/HS 141
Through November 11, 2012 - Riverdale

Look for natural, organic, and local products every Sunday through Nov. 11. Wearable Collections facilitates textile collection every week, accepting used clean clothing, including shoes and hats. It also accepts household items such as curtains, linens, towels, handbags, and belts (no carpeting). There's also a variety of produce, baked goods, eggs, meats, cheese, with a selection of fair trade and preservative-free and/or organic. Vendors include: - Adamah Farm (Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center): pickles, kraut, cheeses, yogurt, and jams - Atara Designs: Designer Jewelry - Bread Alone: organic, kosher, artisan breads, pastries, and pies - The Cheese Guy/Old World Marketplace: kosher artisan cheeses - Dines Farms: pasture-raised meats - Doc Pickle: certified kosher pickles, sauerkraut, olives, and more - Guyank Brand, LLC: The original Sweet-HOT Pepper Sauce, marinades, jams and jellies - Hollengold Farms: family-operated farm offering farm-fresh vegetables and herbs - Ilanit: Hand-knitted luxury goods - Jewels by Mollie: Israeli jewelry, handmade jewelry, and scarves - luvume Organics: Organic sugar and salt scrubs for the body, and aromatherapy products - Manor House Soaps: handmade olive oil and glycerine soaps - Marianna Marwell: ribbon leashes - Migliorelli Farm, LLC: produce from Dutchess County - Orchards of Concklin: farm produce, cider, and baked goods - Popcorn Pawz: holistic dog and cat food and pet products - Ronnybrook Dairy: certified kosher dairy products - Wright's Farm: sustainable produce and baked goods For information on becoming a vendor at the Riverdale Y Sunday Market, or for any other questions regarding the market, contact market manager Cynthia Galik at cgalik@riverdaley.org.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
November 11, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Trove @ The Movies: 'Madeline' - White Plains Public Library
November 11, 2012 - White Plains

A charming, live-action film based on the beloved children's book series by Ludwig Bemelmans. Madeline is a small, yet fearless, Parisian boarding school student, and the heroine of this family comedy. Rated PG, 88 mins.

Yoga-A-Go-Go for Special Needs Kids with Nora LeMorin - Scarsdale Public Library
November 11, 2012 - Scarsdale

Yoga can not only aid in teaching a child focus and balance, but self-acceptance and confidence. Traditional yoga poses and practices have been modified into a playful, non-judgmental format for fun and relaxation. No registration required.

Winter Feeder Watch - Marshlands Conservancy
November 11, 2012 - Rye

Bring binoculars and help identify and record the birds that visit the park's feeders, followed by a hike.

Turkey Treasures - Muscoot Farm
November 11, 2012 - Katonah

The 4-H Muscoot Gang introduce and explain about the farm's turkeys.

Cider-making - For All Ages - Westmoreland Sanctuary
November 11, 2012 - Mount Kisco

Hands-on demonstration of old fashioned cider-making with a hand-powered cider press. RSVP by Oct 19.

Veteran's Day at the Hatchery - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
November 11, 2012 - Cold Spring Harbor

Veterans with Military I.D. are admitted free.

93rd Annual New York City Veterans Day Parade - Madison Square Park
November 11, 2012 - Gramercy

More than 20,000 people, featuring over 210 groups, including veterans of all eras, military service members, floats, military and vintage vehicles and civic and patriotic corporations, will march in this year's New York City Veterans Day Parade, the largest in the nation, down Fifth Avenue from 26th to 56th Streets. This year's theme, "United We Stand," will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. Among the honorary participants in the parade are US Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert Papp and Grand Marshals Mayor Edward I. Koch and National Commander of The American Legion Fang Wong. Simultaneously, New Yorkers can visit the "Patriot's Row" Street Fair 9am-6pm, on 56th Street between Madison Avenue and Sixth Avenue. This major New York City fair will include hundreds of booths and displays along with a special section highlighting services and opportunities for the veterans and military community. The annual event, presented by the United War Veterans Council, serves as an opportunity for us to honor the brave men and women from every generation who have risked their lives to preserve our freedom. The event will take place rain or shine.

Girl Scout Tag Sale - Scarsdale Girl Scout House
November 11, 2012 - Scarsdale

Annual Tag Sale featuring quality household items, books, and clothing/shoes at great prices. Proceeds benefit Girl Scout Award Project.

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