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KIDS SHOWS IN BRONX WEEK OF AUGUST 11

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Kids Shows in Bronx Check out these free and low-cost family and children's shows playing the week of August 11 in Bronx. See if your favorite musician will be in town and get all the details on the concert, find children's movie screenings, or just browse the theater listings to find a fun new musical or play that your family can go see together. If the weather is cooperative, you may also find outdoor concerts and performances, including outdoor movies. Whether you live in Bronx or will just be visiting during the week of August 11, you'll find plenty of options to keep your kids entertained. For more free and low-cost upcoming family and children's events in Bronx, go to our complete calendar of events.

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West Point Band Concert - Montgomery Place Mansion
August 11, 2012 - Annandale-on-Hudson

Performing for the first time ever in Red Hook, the US Military Academy West Point Band will give a rousing riverbank concert at historic Montgomery Place. Bring a chair or blanket, pack a picnic, and arrive early. Stroll the gardens, hike the trails, and enjoy the beautiful views. Grounds open at 9am.

Shakespeare In The Park -Hamlet - Gantry Plaza State Park
August 11, 2012 - Long Island City

In this family-friendly production of Shakespeare's greatest revenge tragedy, presented by the Hip to Hip Theatre Company, follows a young prince haunted by his murdered father's ghost and driven to the edge of madness a he grapples to answer the question: to be King, or not to be King.

'Pinkalicious' - Long Island Children's Museum
August 11, 2012 - Garden City

Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament. To purchase tickets please call Plaza Theatrical Productions at 516-599-6870. Tickets are not available for purchase at LICM.

Shakespeare on the Green & Green Expo - Ridgefield Playhouse
August 11, 2012 - Ridgefield

Catch "Romeo and Juliet" outside in the outdoors. Tickets must be reserved in advance by calling the box office.

Celebrate Brooklyn: Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group and Aoife O'Donovan - Prospect Park Bandshell
August 11, 2012 - Park Slope

Lovett, the man with the big hair, has embraced musical linchpins such as big band swing, country, folk, and gospel in his lengthy career. He arrives at Celebrate Brooklyn with nary an electric instrument, going the acoustic route for this set.

FringeJR: 'Grimm: A New Musical' - HERE Mainstage Theater
August 11, 2012 - West Village

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, will present the 16th Annual Festival Aug. 10-26. FringeJR is the kids and family-friendly portion of the festival. "Grimm: A New Musical" features familiar stories from the Brothers Grimm but with a new cast of characters, a fresh set, and an original score.

St. Gregory's Theatre Group presents Big-The Musical - Gregorian Hall
August 11, 2012 - Bellerose

This witty story features a frustrated adolescent boy who wishes he were "big" and wakes up the next morning as a 30-year-old man. Follow this hilarious musical as the boy discovers there's more to adulthood than meets the eye. Reserve tickets at 718-989-2451 or [email protected] There is a $2 surcharge for unreserved tickets.

Magic Sundays - Hudson River Museum
August 12, 2012 - Yonkers

It's no trick! During the Gilded Age Magic exhibition, enjoy real magic on the Museum's Magic Stage, alive with rope, card, and balloon tricks, performed by the Yonkers Society of American Magicians' Assembly 194.

'Out of Doors' - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 12, 2012 - Lincoln Center

This NYC summer favorite offers more than 100 free performances across the plazas of Lincoln Center. More than ten premieres and debuts highlight the three weeks, which have a strong streak of soul, funk and R&B running through them, with generous helpings of jazz, gospel, and star turns by giants of their genres and great contemporary dance.

International Concert-Chinese American Night - Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park
August 12, 2012 - East Meadow

Residents are given the opportunity to experience the broad range of cultures that Nassau County has to offer through an International Concert Series sponsored by Canon USA Inc.

Cross Island Band-Summer Afternoon Concert Series - Old Westbury Gardens
August 12, 2012 - Old Westbury

Cellist Suzanne Mueller, and pianist Elinor Abrams Zayas will be performing an eclectic mix of beloved favorites and new discoveries, spanning centuries and styles, including works by Andreas van Haren, Jacques Offenbach, Reinhold Gliere, Arkadie Kouguell, Steven Schwartz, Rick Sowash, Long Island's own Barbara Bach Sternberg, and, of course, a CROSS ISLAND free improv. There will be a drawing for Cross Island's 2011 CD, "Quiet Strength," open to all in attendance.

Family Day at LIC Bar - LIC Bar
August 12, 2012 - Long Island City

Enjoy live family music performed in a beautiful outdoor garden. The Rockdoves play cool music for kids made with parents in mind and offer offer an exciting, interactive live performance that delights audiences with its blend of education, comedy, and storytelling.

Summer Sunday Evening Concerts?Summer Lost - Bartlett Arboretum
August 12, 2012 - Stamford

Summer Lost fuses elements of swing, blues, rock, funk, hip-hop, and jazz to put a twist on classic and modern songs. In a live show, they are capable of moving seamlessly from modern rock tracks, to Motown hits, and even hip-hop-inspired performances.

Harlem Quartet - Westport Arts Center
August 12, 2012 - Westport

The Harlem Quartet is a string quartet composed of first-place laureates of the Sphinx Competition for Black and Latino string players. They were formed in 2006.

Shakespeare In The Park: 'The Comedy of Errors' - Socrates Sculpture Park
August 12, 2012 - Long Island City

What happens when two sets of identical twins, separated from birth, unknowingly end up in the same place, at the same time? This family-friendly production presented by the Hip to Hip Theatre Company, is for lovers of Shakespeare and for those experiencing Shakespeare for the first time. Bring a blanket or low chair and picnic fare.

Jacob Stein and The Bakery Band Puppets - Center for Jewish History
August 12, 2012 - Chelsea

Jacob Stein and The Bakery Band Puppets take the audience on a hilarious journey through traditional and contemporary Jewish culture with their show "The Wise Puppets of Chelm." Singing original and classic tunes about Jewish traditions and holidays, they will get you out of your seat and dancing along to a lively performance of puppetry, music, and storytelling. UPDATE: You can now participate in a puppet-making activity before the show to create your own puppet to use during the performance. Come at 11am to participate. Buy tickets from smarttix.com (212-868-4444) or at the door 1/2 hour prior to show (if available).

St. Gregory's Theatre Group presents Big-The Musical - Gregorian Hall
August 12, 2012 - Bellerose

This witty story features a frustrated adolescent boy who wishes he were "big" and wakes up the next morning as a 30-year-old man. Follow this hilarious musical as the boy discovers there's more to adulthood than meets the eye. Reserve tickets at 718-989-2451 or [email protected] There is a $2 surcharge for unreserved tickets.

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

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

Robin Hood - BroadHollow at Elmont
August 13, 2012 - Elmont

Want to see adventure? Enlist with Robin Hood?s gang of merry men as he tries to rescue Maid Marian from the evil sheriff. A hilarious look at this classic tale.

FringeJR: 'The Great Pie Robbery ...Or, We Really Knead the Dough' - Theatre 80
August 13, 2012 - East Village

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, will present the 16th Annual Festival Aug. 10-26. FringeJR is the kids and family-friendly portion of the festival. "The Great Pie Robbery...Or, We Really Knead the Dough" is a spoof of turn-of-the-century melodramas and includes a dashing hero, a mustache-twirling villain, and a slew of wacky characters.

Musical: 'The Boy Friend' - The Play Group Theatre
August 13, 2012 - White Plains

The Jazz Age lives on in a light romantic spoof of 1920's musical comedy. Sandy Wilson's musical parodies the lightweight, frivolous baubles that filled theaters during this decadent decade - complete with a gaggle of giggling girls making their way through Madamme Dubonnet's finishing school and hoping to discover the boy friend of their dreams. With its catchy tunes, period dances (including the Charleston, of course) and winning sense of humor, The Boy Friend is a sparkling, fast moving, tongue-in-cheek 1920's romp.

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

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

Pinkalicious - BroadHollow at Elmont
August 14, 2012 - Elmont

Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes, despite warnings from her parents. Soon she comes down with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when things get out of hand, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of her predicament.

Robin Hood - BroadHollow at Elmont
August 14, 2012 - Elmont

Want to see adventure? Enlist with Robin Hood's gang of merry men as he tries to rescue Maid Marian from the evil sheriff. A hilarious look at this classic tale.

Little Feat with Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes - The Theatre at Westbury
August 14, 2012 - Westbury

This rock band has a solid reputation of delighting audiences.

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

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

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

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

Alice in Wonderland - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
August 14, 2012 - Westbury

Enjoy the classic story of Alice in Wonderland live on stage. Great for all ages.

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

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

Fireworks! - Playland Park
August 15, 2012 - Rye

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

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

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

Shades of Jazz - Lenny Pickett with the Borneo Horns - Katonah Museum of Art
August 15, 2012 - Katonah

Music lovers of all ages are invited to pack blankets, chairs, and picnic dinners, and head to the Museum's Sculpture Garden for a summer evening of music under the stars. The gates open at 6pm for picnicking. In the event of rain, the show will move to the Katonah Village Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

East Coast National Baseball Card Show - Westchester County Center
August 16, 2012 - White Plains

Sports memorabilia, collectibles, and autograph signings. Free pack of cards to every child under 12 years old.

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

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

Robin Hood - BroadHollow at Elmont
August 16, 2012 - Elmont

Want to see adventure? Enlist with Robin Hood's gang of merry men as he tries to rescue Maid Marian from the evil sheriff. A hilarious look at this classic tale.

A Monet Evening featuring Water Lily Concert - The New York Botanical Garden
August 16, 2012 - Bronx

View Monet's Garden, then relax on the Conservatory Lawn for a live concert. Light picnic fare, beer, wine, and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Visitors are invited to bring their own chairs and/or blankets. Seating on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Musical: 'The Boy Friend' - The Play Group Theatre
August 16, 2012 - White Plains

The Jazz Age lives on in a light romantic spoof of 1920's musical comedy. Sandy Wilson's musical parodies the lightweight, frivolous baubles that filled theaters during this decadent decade - complete with a gaggle of giggling girls making their way through Madamme Dubonnet's finishing school and hoping to discover the boy friend of their dreams. With its catchy tunes, period dances (including the Charleston, of course) and winning sense of humor, The Boy Friend is a sparkling, fast moving, tongue-in-cheek 1920's romp.

SUNSET JAZZ SUMMER SERIES: Akiko Tsuruga Quartet - Lyndhurst
August 16, 2012 - Tarrytown

Bring a blanket or low-profile lawn chairs to the West Lawn overlooking the Hudson and enjoy your own picnic, or purchase one on-site. In the event of rain, concert will be under the tent in the Carriage House Courtyard. Tonight: Akiko Tsuruga Quartet.

Fireworks! - Playland Park
August 17, 2012 - Rye

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

East Coast National Baseball Card Show - Westchester County Center
August 17, 2012 - White Plains

Sports memorabilia, collectibles, and autograph signings. Free pack of cards to every child under 12 years old.

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

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

Music and Movement with Special Guest-Louie Miranda - Long Island Children's Museum
August 17, 2012 - Garden City

Music and Movement expands into the LICM Theater with a special guests helping out Ms. Ashley. Welcome Louie Miranda to this fun, new program. Space is limited for this special performance. Ages 3 and up.

Ajkun Ballet Theatre's Don Quixote - Hostos Center for Arts and Culture
August 17, 2012 - Bronx

The ballet, choreographed after Cervantes' story. Tickets at smarttix.com, or by calling 212-868-4444.

El Louie Show - Long Island Children's Museum
August 17, 2012 - Garden City

Louie Miranda is back. This multilingual performance is sure to delight both kids and their adult companions. With guitar in hand, Louie includes everyone in his performances and is sure to make you twist and shout.

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

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

Ovations Dance Repretory presents Disney's '101 Dalmatians Kids' - Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts
August 17, 2012 - Patchogue

Enjoy a fun score, lovable characters, and Cruella DeVille, Disney's most deliciously evil villain, in this stage adaptation of the classic film. For more information, call 631-218-0315 or email [email protected]

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy the night outdoors with great music and dancing.

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

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

East Coast National Baseball Card Show - Westchester County Center
August 18, 2012 - White Plains

Sports memorabilia, collectibles, and autograph signings. Free pack of cards to every child under 12 years old.

Puppet Show: "Butterfly" - Greenburgh Nature Center
August 18, 2012 - Scarsdale

Experience the magical world of butterflies with Jilly Puppets. Kids ages 2-7 can move, hum, and dance along with the fanciful puppets and lots of imaginative play. Jilly's past shows have sold out, so advance ticket purchase is strongly suggested.

Disney Theatrical Productions Presents 'Newsies The Musical' on Broadway - Nederlander Theatre
Through August 19, 2012 - Manhattan

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, this movie-turned-musical is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what's right. "Newsies" is inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst, and other powerful newspaper publishers. The stage version introduces several brand-new songs by the original team while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," "King of New York," and "Santa Fe."

The Jungle Book - Puppetworks
Through August 19, 2012 - Park Slope

Rudyard Kipling's 1894 fables of India, with an original song score.

Jazz Age Lawn Party - Governors Island
Through August 19, 2012 - Governors Island

Join Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra as they cast a magical spell of hot jazz and open-air merriment. This Jazz-Age Lawn party recalls 1920s with a rollicking rendezvous of live music and dance, instruction in period dances, picnicking, and games.

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

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

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in 'Family Matters, the Musical' - Marjorie S. Dean Little Theatre
Through August 26, 2012 - Upper West Side

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this open-ended Off-Broadway musical features everyone's favorite bear family in a live show, plus a free post-show dance party, face painting, and photos with the Berenstain Bears.

'Little Miss Muffet's Monster-Sitting Service' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through August 26, 2012 - Manhattan

City Parks Foundation premieres a whimsical new theater piece for the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre based on the beloved nursery rhyme "Little Miss Muffet." "Little Miss Muffet's Monster-Sitting Service" tells the story of Molly Muffet (the great-great-great-great granddaughter of the original Little Miss Muffet) and what happens when she ends up home alone while her parents leave for a high school reunion. Molly's grandfather is called in to babysit but gets stranded by a snowstorm in Alaska. As a last resort, he calls in an old family friend, Aloisius Albrecht Alviss Spider (Al for short), the original spider from the famed nursery rhyme. Molly and Al quickly become friends and hatch a plan to start a baby-sitting service for baby monsters while her parents are away. As the night progresses and baby monsters get dropped off, Molly and Al receive news that the storm of the century is heading their way. Molly, Al, and the babies bunker down for what promises to be a long night filled with music, song, dance, and numerous surprises.

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

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

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents "Love's Labour's Lost" - Boscobel
Through August 31, 2012 - Garrison

King Ferdinand and his three friends devote themselves to three years of study. No women will be allowed within a mile of court - that is until the Princess of France arrives with her entourage. Disguise, deception, and mischief abound as the heart proves stronger than the mind. A romantic comedy with a most surprising ending. Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'Romeo & Juliet' - Boscobel
Through August 31, 2012 - Garrison

Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers ignite the stage in this romantic tragedy. Love, lust, and revenge fuel the plot of this classic play as a family feud seals the young couple's fate. Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'The 39 Steps' - Boscobel
Through August 31, 2012 - Garrison

A fast-paced whodunit, packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a wildly talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have an evening of fun for the whole family. Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org.

Cirque du Soleil's Zarkana - Radio City Music Hall
Through September 02, 2012 - Midtown

Zarkana is an acrobatic spectacle that blends circus arts with the surreal to create a world where physical virtuosity rubs shoulders with the bizarre. Zarkana is a visual vortex set in a slightly twisted fantasy universe where, little by little, chaos and craziness give way to festivity and love regained. The diverse cast of more than 75 international artists transports the audience into a fantastical and suspenseful world, blurring the boundaries between the real and imaginary.

Johnny Peers Muttville Comix - Long Island Game Farm
Through September 03, 2012 - Manorville

Johnny Peers is a former professional clown with Ringling Bros. and the Barnum & Bailey Circus. His 15 dogs, most of which have been rescued from shelters, perform a variety of tricks, such as jumping rope, ladder climbing, tightrope walking and skateboarding.

Voca People - New World Stages
Through September 08, 2012 - Midtown West

Performed by eight snow-white, ruby-lipped aliens with perfect harmony, there are no musical instruments, only vocals in this show. Featuring over 70 well known songs that create vocal "fireworks" and will encourage audiences to clap, participate, and sing along.

Avenue ZOO - Bronx Zoo
Through September 09, 2012 - Bronx

Running each weekend during Animal Tales Extravaganza and beyond, Avenue ZOO - featuring a guest appearance by Kate Monster, the beloved puppet star of the Tony Award-winning musical "AVENUE Q" - will take place on the zoo's Asia Plaza Stage. Avenue ZOO highlights the importance of wildlife conservation in a fun, entertaining way. It is a musical tale in which Kate Monster meets exotic animals and discovers that though they may seem strange and different, they are not so scary after all. Avenue ZOO performances will be at 12:30pm and 2:30pm each weekend day through Sunday, Sept. 9. Highlights of this season's main stage entertainment include: Marvel's Avengers: Heroes Saving the Earth featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and HULK; Nickelodeon's Dora and Diego: We Did It!; Sportacus from Sprout's Lazytown; Disney's Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve; Ferdinand the Bull; Barney Sing-Along; Super Sprowtz; and Spider-Man.

"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" - St. Luke's Theatre
Through September 30, 2012 - Times Square

Off Broadway Family Theatre presents an adaptation of C.S. Lewis' beloved tale, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first in his classic series, The Chronicles of Narnia. In this creative adaptation, two actors play eight characters, both human and animal. Travel to Narnia through the old wardrobe with the four Pevensie children, and get swept into their journey to stand with the great lion Aslan against the evil White Witch. She has placed the land of Narnia under enchantment and now it is always winter, but never Christmas. Audiences will be drawn into the theater's "magic circle," where children and animals, fauns and mythical creatures come to life in this enchanting tale. Open to all, most appropriate for ages 5 and up.

'Magic/Bird' - Longacre Theatre
Through December 30, 2012 - Midtown

A new play from the team that brought you "Lombardi" on Broadway. At the heart of one of the fiercest rivalries in sports, two of the greatest athletes of all time battled for multiple championships and the future of their sport. Hall of Famers Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird could not have been more different -- one black, one white; one an urbanite with a big smile and Hollywood appeal, the other a quiet small-town guy. Johnson and Bird went head to head, electrified the nation, reinvigorated the NBA, and turned their rivalry into the greatest and most famous friendships in professional sports. With classic NBA footage prominently designed throughout, "Magic/Bird" transports the audience into the heart of their match-up, from draft to Olympic Dream Team. The show has a six-member cast, including Kevin Daniels as Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Tug Coker as Larry Bird. Running time is 90 minutes (no intermission).

Vital Theatre Company Presents: 'Pinkalicious, The Musical' - 45 Bleecker
Through December 31, 2012 - West Village

Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes, despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of her predicament.

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