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FREE AND LOW COST CLASSES FOR KIDS IN BRONX WEEK OF NOVEMBER 21

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free and low-cost classes to do with kids in Bronx Find a schedule of free and low-cost kids' classes in Bronx this week of November 21. Our weekly Bronx class calendar includes dates, description, and pricing for children's programs throughout the area, including museum programs, academic classes, library events, nature programs, and much more. For upcoming kids classes in Bronx, plus a host of other free and low-cost family activities, check out our complete calendar of events.

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Nature Nursery---Fantastic Fall Frolic - Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield
November 21, 2011 - Fairfield

Activities include singing songs and dancing like a falling leaf, turning over logs and using crayons and paintbrushes to capture scenes of the season. Advance registration required.

Tween Art Club - Brooklyn Public Library Central branch
November 21, 2011 - Brooklyn

Kids, ages 8 to 12, create art projects.

Belly Dancing 101 - Queens Library: Langston Hughes Branch
November 21, 2011 - Corona

Kids tend to exercise more when they are having fun. In this beginners belly dancing class, teens get moving while still having fun. Cashel Saphire Campbell teaches the fundamentals of the ancient, mystical, and healing dance form also know as Raks Sharqui.

College Club 2011: SAT Test Strategies Workshop - Queens Library: Pomonok Branch
November 21, 2011 - Flushing

College-bound kids don't need to stress about the SAT. Princeton Review staff will be available to provide test-taking tips and strategies. The workshop will prove especially useful for students taking their SATs in November and December. This is a Princeton Review program. To participate, pre-register at www.princetonreview.com/events.

Mad Science Workshop: Icky Sticky Stuff - 74th Street Magic
November 21, 2011 - Upper East Side

This drop-off workshop provides hands-on science experiences that are as entertaining as they are educational. Kids ages 4-6 will enter a world of discovery about that sparks imaginative learning.

Teen Comedy Improv Classes - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
November 21, 2011 - Ossining

Class clowns in grades 6-12 will learn basic short and long-form improvisation techniques and build hilarious scenes based on a single topic. Improv training is not only fun but also helps teens refine critical thinking, public speaking, and social skills. Call x336 for more information. Mondays, November 7, 14, 21, 28.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
November 22, 2011 - Garden City

Kids listen each week to a different story that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project about the story that was read.

Fitness Classes - Hope for Fitness - Nassau
November 22, 2011 - North Bellmore

Bring fun and exercise to youth and adults with developmental, intellectual, physical disabilities.

A Peek into College - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
November 23, 2011 - Pleasantville

Get the inside scoop about what college is really like -- what you won't hear from college brochures or visits -- from former JCC Youth Leadership Council Members and JCC Camp Discovery counselors who are now in college. Optional: $5 for pizza dinner. RSVP required.

START (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
November 23, 2011 - Garden City

Kids listen each week to a different story that relates to the season. After the story, all little hands are on deck to create an art project about the story that was read.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
November 23, 2011 - Garden City

It's music, music, music. Musical instruments and catchy sing-along songs get the youngest children to move their bodies.

A Peek into College - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
November 23, 2011 - Pleasantville

What will you NOT hear from the college brochures and college visits? What is college really like? Come hear from former JCC Youth Leadership Council Members and JCC Camp Discovery counselors who are now in college for the insider scoop. RSVP required at x23. Optional: $5 for pizza dinner.

WAVES I I - Ezra Center for People with Learning Disabilities
November 23, 2011 - Oceanside

Inclusive, non-competitive swim team. Participants swim against each other in a safe environment. Everyone is a winner. Option to participate in Special Olympics swim events. Classes meet on Wednesdays.

Transit Tots - New York Transit Museum
Through November 25, 2011 - Brooklyn Heights

The Museum's popular weekly drop-in program for youngest transportation fans is free with admission. Adult companions must be present.

Wonder Why Workshop: Va Va Volcanoes - Brooklyn Children's Museum
November 25, 2011 - Crown Heights

Become a vulcanologist as we explore the properties of real ash, rocks and minerals that once erupted out of the earth's core. Then stand back as we create our own volcanic eruptions!

Kidz Cook: Sweet Potato Puffs - Staten Island Children's Museum
November 25, 2011 - Staten Island

Sweet potato puffs have a sweet gooey surprise inside!

Shop Til You Drop Camp - Gymnastique Inc.
November 25, 2011 - Syosset

Gymnastique Thanksgiving Break Program includes 3 hrs of gymnastics, art and crafts, moonbounce, group activities, lunch and much more. Please make reservations by November 22.

Tottique Playdate - Gymnastique Inc.
November 25, 2011 - Syosset

Kids will enjoy this Mommy and Me supervised play group ages 9 months to 4 years old as they get involved with circle time, toddler gymnastics, parachute, slides, tunnels, moonbounce and group activities. Reserve a spot by November 22.

Holiday Weekend Event - Wee Play
November 26, 2011 - Nanuet

Give your kids a break from holiday shopping over the Thanksgiving weekend and bring them to Wee Play, where instructors from MusicClasses4Kids will be on hand to demonstrate their programs. After the special presentation, children are welcome to stay to use the facilities at Wee Play.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
November 26, 2011 - Garden City

Tots will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream, and Play-Doh in this class full of artistic activities that everyone loves but no one wants to clean up after. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children 18 months to 4 years.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
November 26, 2011 - Staten Island

Using Shells and other Found Objects, create one of a kind Prints.

Healthy Holiday Cooking with Shannon Seip - Children's Museum of Manhattan
November 26, 2011 - Upper West Side

Shannon Seip, founder of Bean Sprouts children's cafe and cooking school and author of "Bean Appetit: Hip & Healthy Ways to Have Fun with Food," will engage families in hands-on cooking demos of some playful, healthy recipes and share tips that encourage youngsters to try new tastes.

Wonder Why Workshop: Va Va Volcanoes - Brooklyn Children's Museum
November 27, 2011 - Crown Heights

Become a vulcanologist as we explore the properties of real ash, rocks and minerals that once erupted out of the earth's core. Then stand back as we create our own volcanic eruptions!

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
November 27, 2011 - Garden City

Tots will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream, and Play-Doh in this class full of artistic activities that everyone loves but no one wants to clean up after. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children 18 months to 4 years.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
November 27, 2011 - Staten Island

Using Shells and other Found Objects, create one of a kind Prints.

Free Math Tutoring - Ossining Public Library
Through November 28, 2011 - Ossining

Students in grades 6 and up will demystify differential equations and tackle tricky trigonometry with certified math tutors. Please bring homework assignments and problem sets to each session. In the 2nd-floor conference room. Call x336 for more information. Mondays, November 7, 14, 21, 28.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Public Library-Crown Heights Branch
November 28, 2011 - Brooklyn

Kids learn basic chess rules and play.

Fitness Classes - Hope for Fitness - Nassau
November 28, 2011 - North Bellmore

Bring fun and exercise to youth and adults with developmental, intellectual, physical disabilities.

Teen Comedy Improv Classes - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
November 28, 2011 - Ossining

Class clowns in grades 6-12 will learn basic short and long-form improvisation techniques and build hilarious scenes based on a single topic. Improv training is not only fun but also helps teens refine critical thinking, public speaking, and social skills. Call x336 for more information. Mondays, November 7, 14, 21, 28.

Toddler Art Adventures 18-36 Months - DUMBO Chabad
Through November 30, 2011 - DUMBO

Budding toddler artists will explore paint, crayons, oil pastels, collage materials, air-dry clay, and recycled sculpture in this process-oriented art class. Each class will feature a unique theme.

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through November 30, 2011 - New York

Sammie & Tudie, a duo that specializes in magic and clowning, now offer an interactive class for toddlers (and their caregivers) that includes storytelling, songs, activity play, and a little bit of magic. There will be a new theme each week that encourages socialization, creativity, imagination, and learning.

The Yak Packers: Early Childhood Art - Rubin Museum of Art
Through November 30, 2011 - Chelsea

Children ages 2-4 and their adult companions look, touch, and explore together, then create projects inspired by Himalayan art.

Drum Beats and Little Feet: Early Childhood Movement - Rubin Museum of Art
Through November 30, 2011 - Chelsea

Kids clap their hands, stomp their feet, look closely at works of art in the museum, and explore art through their bodies. Movement-based games and breathing exercises inspire excitement and tranquility while encouraging coordination, balance, visual literacy, and sense of rhythm.

Children's Self Esteem Workshop - Hofstra University Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic
Through December 07, 2011 - Hempstead

This weekly psycho-educational group focuses on building self-esteem and confidence in children.

Comfort Food Made Easy – Life's Work Cooking Classes - Life's Work
Through December 17, 2011 - East Rockaway

This weekly cooking class is for 13-19 year olds on the Autism Spectrum. The class meets every Saturday to teach teens how to effortlessly prepare their favorite comfort foods.

Social Skills Building Class - Ezra Center for People with Learning Disabilities
Through December 18, 2011 - Oceanside

Children with ADHD, ADD, autism and other disabilities can engage in a nurturing environment designed to develop social skills while encouraging connections with peers. Classes meet on Sundays, except November 27.

Teen Buddy Sundays - Friedberg JCC
Through December 18, 2011 - Ocenside

Teens and adults with disabilities engage in a range of activities-- pool, air hockey, board games, cards, computer games with typically developing peers. Classes meet on Sundays except November 27.

Hip N Hop Babies - Manna House Workshop
Through December 20, 2011 - Harlem

This one-of-a-kind 45-minute class brings music to life for babies and toddlers.

Music Classes for Kids - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 21, 2011 - Piermont

Presented by Moon River Music Together with Catherine Rubin, this class explores how the early childhood program of Music Together® teaches music through play. Class meets the third Wednesday of each month.

NYChessKids Chess Tournament - PS 116 - The Mary Lindley Murray School
Through December 22, 2011 - Manhattan

NYChessKids provide a positive chess learning experience for all ages and levels - from kindergarten to 12th grade - through its after-school classes. Light snack included. For more information, e-mail nychesskids@gmail.com.

PS163 Afterschool Chess - NYChessKids
Through December 23, 2011 - Manhattan

NYChessKids provide a positive chessplaying experience for all ages and levels - from kindergarten to 12th grade - through its after-school classes. For more information, e-mail nychesskids@gmail.com.

Art Classes for Children Grades 4 and Up - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 28, 2011 - Piermont

Students can create imaginative art projects on a number of themes in this weekly class. Techniques include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. Students will also be introduced to various artists from art history. All materials, including smocks, are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students. Please call 359-4595 or e-mail alexis@piermontlibrary.org to register. Class meets each Wednesday.

Storytime and Singalong for Kids - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Through December 28, 2011 - Manhattan

Kids ages 3 and younger and their caretakers can join Nancy and Beth for reading, singing, and dancing.

Art Classes for Children Grades 1-4 - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 29, 2011 - Piermont

Students can create imaginative art projects on a number of themes in this weekly class. Techniques include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. Students will also be introduced to various artists from art history. All materials, including smocks, are provided. Class size is limited to 10 students. Please call 359-4595 or e-mail alexis@piermontlibrary.org to register. Class meets each Thursday.

Fall Friday Fun Night - Stay N Clay
Through December 30, 2011 - Port Washington

Come and enjoy a movie, sip cider or hot chocolate and learn painting and glazing techniques. Pick out the piece of your choice to paint, and have fun doing so. Reserve for a small or large group. Classes run through December 30.

Free crafts for kids every Saturday and Sunday - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through December 31, 2011 - New Hyde Park

Put little hands to work every Saturday and Sunday with fun craft activities at all Lakeshore Learning Store locations. This free program is ideal for kids ages 3 and up. The program runs through December 31.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2011 - Staten Island

Hard working parents can now enjoy some toddler time on weekends. Singing, creating and sharing adventures.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Stay N Clay
Through December 31, 2011 - Port Washington

Gather your friends for fun times on Fridays and Saturdays; listen to music, paint two clay pieces each while feasting on pizza, cookies, and drinks. Includes studio pass.

Mini Mates Program - South Street Seaport Museum
Through December 31, 2011 - Manhattan

The program features educational activities related to water, boats, animals, sea creatures, and more for tots ages 18 months to 3 years and their adult caretakers. Includes crafts, music, and movement activities, plus light refreshments. Registration required by 3pm the day prior; email reservations@seany.org or call 212-748-8786.

R&R at the JCC - The JCC In Manhattan
Through March 24, 2012 - Upper West Side

Make your Shabbat afternoon special with workshops, art, yoga, meditation, food, music, study sessions, film, origami, creative art projects, spa experiences, indoor and outdoor play, and more. There are programs for both children and adults.

Mommy & Me Yoga - Full Circle Family Care
Through September 06, 2012 - White Plains

Strengthen your body, center yourself, and re-energize with a fun workout with your baby. Babies will fuss, fidget and cry and it's all fine. Babies should be 6 weeks old and not yet crawling. Bring a baby blanket, mats provided. Drop in any day, no registration required. Sundays 11am; Tuesdays 10:30am; Thursdays 11:30am.

Zumbatomic - Vibez Studio
Through October 01, 2012 - Bayside

Zumbatomic® is an upbeat dance workout designed exclusively for kids (ages 4-12). Zumbatomic classes are high-energy fitness parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines, and all the music kids love. Parents love Zumbatomic because of the effects it has on kids such as increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism, and enhancing coordination. Zumbatomic rounds out family fitness goals by giving parents a great reason to head to the gym – for themselves, for their kids, for a fun family experience.

Dance and Drum Classes for Teens and Children - Layla's Dance & Drum
Through December 29, 2012 - Valley Stream

Join Layla's Dance and Drum studio for a full day of teen and kids dance, drum and double dutch (jump rope) classes including hip-hop, creative movement, Salsa, African dance and more. Adult classes include Salsa/Mambo, Afro-Cuban and West African dance.

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