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KIDS SHOWS IN BRONX WEEK OF DECEMBER 1

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Kids Shows in Bronx Check out these free and low-cost family and children's shows playing the week of December 1 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 December 1, 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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Shirley Valentine - Queens Theatre
December 01, 2012 - Flushing

This event has been cancelled.

Aki Sasamoto - Centripetal Run - The Chocolate Factory Theater
December 01, 2012 - Long Island City

There is a proud stalker in pursuit of a perfect opposite. Between them lies the gray mass of a heavy ocean; matter expands and expunges little bubbles of wishes. Centripetal Run explores parallels between gray situations in personal lives, and electromagnetic radiation that forms the universe. The sculptural arrangement is a theatrical cosmology, and the performer unfolds, negotiates, and psychologically challenges its matter of factness.

Pirate Pete's Parrot - The Secret Theatre
December 01, 2012 - Long Island City

Ahoy, Matte! Climb on board and get ready for a musical adventure. This show revolves around Pirate Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his beloved runaway parrot, Polly (who prefers pancakes to boring old birdseed). Music, mischief, and a boatload of laughs for both children and adults.

Ajkun Ballet Theatre Presents 'The Nutcracker: New Rochelle Suite' - New Rochelle High School - Whitney Theater
December 01, 2012 - New Rochelle

This production of the classic ballet features children from the New Rochelle public school district. Tickets available through SmartTix.com or via phone at 212-868-4444.

International Gem and Jewelry Show - Westchester County Center
December 01, 2012 - White Plains

Exhibitors from around the World offer a huge selection of quality jewelry of all kinds including loose colored gemstones, fine finished jewelry, fashion jewelry, beads, and more. Enjoy discounts of 20-40% off regular retail price. Children under age 8 not admitted.

Diller-Quaile Rug Concerts - The Diller-Quaile School of Music
December 01, 2012 - Upper East Side

Engaging and interactive "rug concerts" designed for young children include singing, movement, and opportunities to play rhythm instruments. Each concert is different.

'Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get the Sillies Out' - Theater at Madison Square Garden
December 01, 2012 - Midtown

The sillies are crazy little creatures that live inside of you and need to be shaken out! DJ Lance Rock and everyone's favorite cast of colorful characters ask fans to jump, shake and shimmy them out at the new "Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Get the Sillies Out" tour.

Disney on Ice: 'Rockin' Ever After' - Barclays Center
December 01, 2012 - Prospect Heights/Park Slope

Some of Disney's most well-known characters (Ariel, Rapunzel, Merida, and even Mickey and Minnie) appear on ice to enchant your kids.

The Nutcracker - Clarkstown South High School
December 01, 2012 - West Nyack

Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble once again presents this classic Christmas tale with superb music, costumes, and dancing.

'A Year With Frog and Toad' - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
December 01, 2012 - Mamaroneck

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Dickens' Christmas Carol - Philipsburg Manor/Old Dutch Church
December 01, 2012 - Sleepy Hollow

Nestle in to the cozy confines of the Old Dutch Church and let master storyteller Jonathan Kruk, complete with musical accompaniment, regale you with his adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. Afterwards, enjoy complimentary hot chocolate, cider, and cookies at Philipsburg Manor. Buy advance tickets online at hudsonvalley.org.

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

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

Rudolph and the Reindeer Games - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
December 01, 2012 - Bridgeport

The 73rd annual Reindeer Games features familiar names, characters along with music and dance. Santa's North Pole Team is hoping the odds are in their favor for the Games. Rudy, the young, new contestant who's a "chip off the old buck," looks like he may "sleigh" the competition, but five-time Champion Donner isn't giving up his title without a fight.

Westport's Academy of Dance - The Nutcracker - Staples High School
December 01, 2012 - Westport

Students perform in this full-length production featuring more than 100 local children, ages 6-18, as well as guest artists and professionals. Go to the website for information on tickets.

Nutcracker Ballet - Westport Country Playhouse
December 01, 2012 - Westport

Ballet Etudes? full-length holiday production of ?The Nutcracker? features guest artists from American Ballet Theater, Yuriko Kajiya and Jared Matthews. Clara?s dream world is brought to life?from the party with Drosselmeyer and the dancing dolls to the battle between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker Prince.

NUT/CRACKED - THE BANG GROUP - Emelin Theatre
December 01, 2012 - Mamaroneck

It's the Nutcracker, but definitely not us we know it. Mixing Tchaikovsky's original score with music by Duke Ellington, Glen Miller, and others, NUT/CRACKED turns the sugar-coated ballet into a percussive piece of dance theater. Bubble wrap, jazz standards, and takeout Chinese noodles get stir-fried with plain old lovely dancing in this sweet but subversive riff.

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

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

The Laurie Berkner Band Holiday Celebration Concert - Tarrytown Music Hall
December 01, 2012 - Tarrytown

Children's music superstars, The Laurie Berkner Band, will perform festive songs from Laurie's new album, "A Laurie Berkner Christmas," as well as Hanukkah and traditional seasonal songs.

A Fairy Tale Winter - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
December 01, 2012 - Bellmore

Everyone will enjoy this holiday children's musical. Children are encouraged to meet and greet the actors after the show.

Natalie Merchant with Orchestra - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
December 01, 2012 - Greenvale

Internationally-acclaimed singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant performs with orchestra for a one-night only celebration of her extraordinary career, featuring music from her latest album, Leave Your Sleep.

Barnaby - Theatre Three
December 01, 2012 - Port Jefferson

S.B. Dombelbury has set out to ruin Christmas for everyone. Barnaby, with the help of his reindeer friend, Franklynne, show everyone that they are not too small to help Santa. As they set off on their journey, they make some very special friends and learn the true meaning of Christmas, Hanukkah, and the holiday season.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Diller-Quaile Rug Concert - The Diller-Quaile School of Music
December 01, 2012 - Upper East Side

Singing, movement, and opportunities to play rhythm instruments are always a part of each interactive 45–minute concert. Each concert is different.

Bari Koral Family Rock Band - Symphony Space
December 01, 2012 - Upper West Side

Bari Koral's catchy pop tunes are a huge hit with children and adults. Her interactive live shows and heavy rotation radio play have gained the band thousands of young (and not so young) fans across the country. This will be an all-request show. The audience may request their favorite songs, and Bari also promises to debut some new songs.

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

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

International Gem and Jewelry Show - Westchester County Center
December 02, 2012 - White Plains

Exhibitors from around the World offer a huge selection of quality jewelry of all kinds including loose colored gemstones, fine finished jewelry, fashion jewelry, beads, and more. Enjoy discounts of 20-40% off regular retail price. Children under age 8 not admitted.

David Weinstone Music for Ardvaarks - 92YTribeca
December 02, 2012 - Tribeca

It's no exaggeration to say that David Weinstone has changed the musical geography of New York. As creator of the Music for Aardvarks classes that take place all over the five boroughs and across the country, his music has gotten thousands of tiny toes tapping and launched at least one major singing career. So come out to hear the electro-funk of Big Boom Whacker or the whimsical blues of 'Belly Button Song' performed live. It's a safe bet they'll play the Aardvarks song 'Big Old Tree' and a lot of your youngster's favorites from his astounding collection of twelve CDs, including his newest release Taxi.

Koenig Family Hanukah Concert with the Silly Dilly Band - JCC Rockland
December 02, 2012 - West Nyack

Celebrate Hanukah with this high-energy group that performs interactive music for the whole family.

Klezmatics in Concert - Temple Beth Torah
December 02, 2012 - Upper Nyack

The band, which seems to this writer like they've been around forever, performs timeless music in the Yiddish language just in time to celebrate Hanukah. The lively music is sure to appeal to all ages

'Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get the Sillies Out' - Theater at Madison Square Garden
December 02, 2012 - Midtown

The sillies are crazy little creatures that live inside of you and need to be shaken out! DJ Lance Rock and everyone's favorite cast of colorful characters ask fans to jump, shake and shimmy them out at the new "Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Get the Sillies Out" tour.

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

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

African American Music with Electric Steel Guitar and Vocal - Flushing Town Hall
December 02, 2012 - Flushing

Enjoy a compelling, rich variety of material from the African-American Holiness-Pentecostal repertoire. With a new twist: the growling, wailing, shouting, singing and swinging voice of the steel guitar, played as you have never heard it played before. The Campbell Brothers, are recognized as an American Masterpiece artist, as their music moves from sanctuary to concert hal in a performance both devoted and rocking.

Disney on Ice: 'Rockin' Ever After' - Barclays Center
December 02, 2012 - Prospect Heights/Park Slope

Some of Disney's most well-known characters (Ariel, Rapunzel, Merida, and even Mickey and Minnie) appear on ice to enchant your kids.

The Nutcracker - Clarkstown South High School
December 02, 2012 - West Nyack

Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble once again presents this classic Christmas tale with superb music, costumes, and dancing.

Applause Weekend Workshop (5th-6th Grade Class) Performs 'The Things I Learned in Grade School' - The Emelin Theatre
December 02, 2012 - Mamaroneck

An annual tradition! Applause Weekend Workshop (5th-6th Grade Class) performs "The Things I Learned in Grade School." Watch this group of Middle School kids weave their way through adolescence on their way to Junior High in an original musical revue conceived and produced by the Applause team of teachers. Reservations recommended. Contact [email protected] or call 914-835-2200.

Applause Weekend Workshop (7th-9th Grade Class) Performs 'Opening Doors' - The Emelin Theatre
December 02, 2012 - Mamaroneck

What happens when you're a young actor and you can't get cast in a show? You write and put on your own! That's what this group of 7th-9th Grade actors from the Applause Weekend Workshop do in this original musical revue conceived and produced by the Applause team of teachers. A delightful annual tradition! Reservations recommended. Contact [email protected] or call 914-835-2200.

'A Year With Frog and Toad' - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
December 02, 2012 - Mamaroneck

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Paper Bag Players in 'Saddles & Sunshine' - Landmark on Main Street
December 02, 2012 - Port Washington

The Paper Bag Players have been making children laugh since 1958 and is a classic tradition in Landmark's Children's Series. Vignettes take the audience to a variety of places such as the Old West, a Country Fair and a Bowling Alley. Funny plays, uproarious songs, and merry mixed-up dancing include opportunities for you to become part of the fun.

Long Island Flute Club Holiday Concert - Old Westbury Gardens
December 02, 2012 - Old Westbury

This talented group perform holiday favorites in the Red Ballroom. A not-to-be-missed event. Plan to arrive early as seating is limited.

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

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

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

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

Christmas Joy - Christ Church - Greenwich
Through December 02, 2012 - Greenwich

The Greenwich Choral Society ushers in the season with a celebration that begins with a candlelight procession, and features works by Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Britten, Pinkham, Schutz and more, along with traditional carols. There will be a solo vocal quartet, and accompaniment by harp, brass and organ. The 120-voice chorus, now in its 88th year, is under the direction of Maestro Paul Mueller. Tickets can be purchased at the website or by calling. Advance purchase is highly recommended.

Sounds of the Season! - Stamford Palace Theater
Through December 02, 2012 - Stamford

Classic holiday and Broadway favorites featuring Anne Runolfsson and Doug LaBrecque, vocalists. Special seasonal activities are planned Pre and Post Concert. Visit the website for more information.

SHAOLIN WARRIORS - Staller Center for the Arts
December 02, 2012 - Stony Brook

Performed by disciples of the Shaolin schools, known throughout the worldfor their disciplined and deadly martial-arts prowess, these Kung Fu masters have trained from a very young age in mental and physical disciplines, which allow them to perform feats one thought only possible in the movies.

Comedy Night at the Cradle of Aviation - Cradle of Aviation Museum
December 02, 2012 - Garden City

Want to wind down after a hard day? Come out for a fun night and have a laugh and relax when Haft2Laugh Comedy Productions presents comedians Carie Karavas, Rich Walker, Peter Bales, and Eric Haft. Enjoy a night of laughs and support the fine work of the Cradle of Aviation. Cash bar available, open seating. For reservations, please call 516-572-4066.

Cinderella's Christmas - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
December 02, 2012 - Westbury

Every kid (and their parents, too) will be rooting for beautiful Cinderella in this theatrical production for children.

Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with Keith Lockhart and Five By Design - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
December 02, 2012 - Greenvale

Capture the magic of the Christmas season as this beloved holiday tradition continues. Five by Design's signature harmonies embellish this lavish Yuletide performance.

Holiday Extravaganza & Nutcracker Selections - SUNY Rockland Community College
December 02, 2012 - Suffern

Celebrate this holiday season with Debi's Dance of Suffern at their annual Holiday Revue. Audiences will be entertained with sounds of the season, dazzling costumes, and fancy footwork.

David Weinstone Music for Ardvaarks - 92YTribeca
December 02, 2012 - Tribeca

David Weinstone has changed the musical geography of New York. As creator of the Music for Aardvarks classes that take place all over the five boroughs and across the country, his music has gotten thousands of tiny toes tapping and launched at least one major singing career. So come out to hear the electro-funk of Big Boom Whacker or the whimsical blues of 'Belly Button Song' performed live. It's a safe bet they'll play the Aardvarks song 'Big Old Tree' and a lot of your youngster's favorites from his astounding collection of twelve CDs, including his newest release, Taxi.

Cast of 'Annie' Performance and Aqua Holiday Fashion Show - Bloomingdale's
December 02, 2012 - Upper East Side

Stop by the kids department to see the cast of "Annie" showcase the best Aqua looks for the holidays, plus get a chance to meet the cast after the show.

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

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

Kiddie Kabaret - Scarsdale Public Library
December 04, 2012 - Scarsdale

Music, puppets, and fun with Nancie Schnur. For ages 1-1/2 to 3-1/2. No registration required.

MONTHLY JAZZ JAM - Flushing Town Hall
December 05, 2012 - Flushing

Open to professional jazz musicians, graduate students studying jazz, and music educators. Meet new contacts, hone your chops and jam each month with your peers. Open to the general public, first Wednesday each month.

Shirley Valentine - Queens Theatre
December 05, 2012 - Flushing

Teens and their parents can enjoy an afternoon of theatre together at this Tony and Olivier Award-winning play, written by Willy Russell, about a middle-aged housewife who finds herself unhappy and wondering what happened to all the joy in her life. But when she?s offered the chance to go on the vacation-of-a-lifetime, Shirley is introduced to the adventure, hope and, ultimately, love she had been missing.

Shirley Valentine - Queens Theatre
December 05, 2012 - Flushing

This event has been cancelled.

Jerry Willard in Concert - The Madison Theatre
December 05, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Come out to hear the smooth musical sounds of Jerry Williard,an accomplished guitarist. Discovered by the guitar pedagogue, Sophocles Papas, Willard studied with guitarists, Richard Lurie and Alirio Diaz, and worked with violinist, Misha Mishakoff and cellist, Warren Downs. Well known as an ensemble player, Mr. Willard has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, The New York City Opera Company, The New York Consort of Viols, and The Queen?s Chamber Band.

The Great Organ: Great Artists Featuring Raymond Nagem - Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
December 05, 2012 - Upper West Side

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine will continue the 2012-2013 Great Music in a Great Space concert series with The Great Organ: Great Artists performance featuring Raymond Nagem, one of the leading organists of his generation, on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7:30pm at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. (at 112th Street), Upper West Side. Nagem, Associate Organist of the Cathedral and C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School, will perform J. S. Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in A minor; Louis Vierne’s Clair de lune and Toccata; Sigfrid Karg-Elert’s Sonatina in A minor, Op. 74; Felix Mendelssohn’s Sonata in C minor, Op. 65 no. 2; Herbert Howells’ Siciliano for a High Ceremony; and Mr. Nagem’s own Variations on a Villancico, composed in 2012. Under the leadership of Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music and one of America’s leading organists, Great Music in a Great Space is a series of public concerts at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine inspired by world musical traditions and the Cathedral’s 100-year history of diverse and exhilarating musical events.

Open Mic Night - JCC Rockland
December 06, 2012 - West Nyack

Does your teen sing, dance, play guitar, or recite poetry? Invite them to take a turn on the stage and share their talent. Coffee frappucinos will be served. Pre-registration is required; call Cathie Izen to book a stage time.

Shirley Valentine - Queens Theatre
December 06, 2012 - Flushing

Teens and their parents can enjoy an evening together when they see this Tony and Olivier Award-winning play, written by Willy Russell, about a middle-aged housewife who finds herself unhappy and wondering what happened to all the joy in her life. But when she?s offered the chance to go on the vacation-of-a-lifetime, Shirley is introduced to the adventure, hope and, ultimately, love she had been missing.

Ovations Dance Repertory Company's Production of 'The Nutcracker Suite' - Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts
December 06, 2012 - Patchogue

The Patchogue Theatre is transformed by expert choreography, lavish costumes and sets and dancers from the Ovations Reperatory Theatre.

Members of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela - Flushing Town Hall
December 07, 2012 - Flushing

Experience this electric verve as members of this amazing orchestra perform as a chamber ensemble.

The Nutcracker - SUNY Rockland Community College
December 07, 2012 - Suffern

Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble once again presents this classic Christmas tale with superb music, costumes, and dancing.

Music for the English Theater by Henry Purcell - Pequot Library
December 07, 2012 - Southport

Eugene Sirotkine conducts a choral and instrumental ensemble with soloists to present a program of music written for the English theatre. The music is by Henry Purcell, the most important of all English composers, and lyrics by his contemporaries including Dryden, Blow, Tate and D'Urfey.

'A Year With Frog and Toad' - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
December 07, 2012 - Mamaroneck

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Coastal Chordsmen present 'Holiday Harmonies' - Stratford Theater
December 07, 2012 - Stratford

The Coastal Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus will present its annual “Holiday Harmonies” show where they will sing holiday songs in their unique a cappella style that has come to be enjoyed by audiences throughout the region. Advance purchase is recommended since the theater only holds 244 seats. Call 203-816-0462.

"The Who's Tommy" - The Musical - White Plains Performing Arts Center
December 07, 2012 - White Plains

A show for fans of both classic rock and award-winning musicals, "The Who's Tommy" is the original rock opera. The rock musical by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff is based on The Who's 1969 double album. It is the tale of a young boy's amazing journey towards acceptance and understanding, and features "Pinball Wizard," "Amazing Journey," "We're Not Gonna Take It," and many more of The Who's famous songs. This musical has mature subject matter and is recommended for ages 16 and older. To purchase tickets, visit the theater box office, purchase online at wppac.com, or call 914-328-1600. Through December 30.

Musical: 'Disney's 101 Dalmatians' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
December 08, 2012 - Irvington

The Clocktower Players Kids Troupe presents the musical with a whimsical, charming and fun score, lovable characters, and one of the most deliciously evil villains in the Disney canon. Snow Date: Monday, Dec. 17, at 6pm.

New York's Top Talent with Tony Smiles - Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space
December 08, 2012 - Upper West Side

The final round of New York's premier performing arts competition will allow artists to showcase their talent, the charity to spread awareness, and the audience to share in giving back. Tickets on sale as of August 1.

Performathon 2012 - Music Conservatory of Westchester
December 08, 2012 - White Plains

An all-day marathon of music! More than 150 Conservatory students of all ages will perform all styles of music, from classical and rock to jazz and opera, to raise funds for the installation of much-needed digital and audio recording equipment in MCW's Recital Hall. Performathon also features an exclusive holiday crafts fair offering jewelry, musical-themed gifts, and more, as well as an array of gourmet foods from around the world. Open to the public.

DOTTY DOT! - The Secret Theatre
December 08, 2012 - Long Island City

This musical delight, depicts a day in the life of a very bossy little girl and her gang of quirky friends as they adventure to put on a play (which Dotty will OBVIOUSLY direct)! Filled with memorable songs, colorful characters and valuable lessons, this show can be enjoyed by children of all ages.

Kozlova's 'The Nutcracker' - Symphony Space
December 08, 2012 - Upper West Side

Valentina Kozlova presents her Dance Conservatory Company in their delightful annual production of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," performed by students of Kozlova's midtown-Manhattan school along with guest artists, including Alexandre Hammoudi from American Ballet Theatre.

Joe Bataan - King of Latin Soul - Flushing Town Hall
December 08, 2012 - Flushing

Teens and their parents will enjoy this concert by the originator of NY Latin Soul. By merging Latin music with Rhythm and Blues songs in the 1960's, Latin Soul was officially created. Joe Bataan and his band will play his classic hits "Ordinary Guy", "La Botella", "Gypsy Woman" and songs from his new CD.

Shirley Valentine - Queens Theatre
December 08, 2012 - Flushing

Teens and their parents can enjoy an afternoon of theatre together at this Tony and Olivier Award-winning play, written by Willy Russell, about a middle-aged housewife who finds herself unhappy and wondering what happened to all the joy in her life. But when she?s offered the chance to go on the vacation-of-a-lifetime, Shirley is introduced to the adventure, hope and, ultimately, love she had been missing.

Shirley Valentine - Queens Theatre
December 08, 2012 - Flushing

This event has been cancelled.

Shirley Valentine - Queens Theatre
December 08, 2012 - Flushing

This event has been cancelled.

Holiday Weekend at Coe Hall - Coe Hall Mansion
December 08, 2012 - Oyster Bay

Experience Coe Hall Mansion decorated in holiday style. See Santa, Storyteller Jonathan Kruk and song-maker Andrea Sadler lead the holiday merry making at Coe Hall. No parking fee. Call for more information.

The Nutcracker - SUNY Rockland Community College
December 08, 2012 - Suffern

Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble once again presents this classic Christmas tale with superb music, costumes, and dancing.

'A Year With Frog and Toad' - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. - Westchester Sandbox Theatre
December 08, 2012 - Mamaroneck

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Dickens' Christmas Carol - Philipsburg Manor/Old Dutch Church
December 08, 2012 - Sleepy Hollow

Nestle in to the cozy confines of the Old Dutch Church and let master storyteller Jonathan Kruk, complete with musical accompaniment, regale you with his adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. Afterwards, enjoy complimentary hot chocolate, cider, and cookies at Philipsburg Manor. Buy advance tickets online at hudsonvalley.org.

'Peter and the Wolf' - Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
December 08, 2012 - Upper East Side

In what has become an annual holiday tradition, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents ten live performances of Sergei Prokofiev's charming children's classic, "Peter & the Wolf," in a brand-new production combining the visual and the performing arts. Renowned fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi will narrate and George Manahan will conduct the Juilliard Ensemble. Artist Will Cotton will bring the production to life with a newly commissioned installation, in which the familiar characters are set within a gingerbread chalet in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Guggenheim. The audience is invited to view the artwork on stage following the program. The story brings 30 minutes of suspense, including a happy ending, and allows the young and young-at-heart to learn and remember the various instruments in the orchestra.

Saturday Family Program: Eat Like a Rainbow - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
December 08, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Putumayo Artist Jay Mankita presents songs from his Parents' Choice Award-winning album, Eat like A Rainbow. Sing and dance along to funky songs about fruits and veggies. Families will be given seating priority.

Performathon 2012 - Music Conservatory of Westchester
December 08, 2012 - White Plains

Music Conservatory of Westchester's all-day marathon of music is back. More than 150 Conservatory students of all ages will perform all styles of music, from classical and rock to jazz and opera, to raise funds for the installation of much-needed digital and audio recording equipment in MCW’s Recital Hall. Performathon also features an exclusive holiday crafts fair offering jewelry, musical-themed gifts, and more, as well as an array of gourmet foods from around the world.

'Narnia, The Musical' - The Play Group Theatre
December 08, 2012 - White Plains

The mystical, magical land of Narnia waits for someone to free it from the evil White Witch, who keeps Narnia in a state of everlasting winter (but never Christmas!). When four humans stumble into the frozen world through an old wardrobe, the adventure to bring hope and spring back to Narnia begins. With help from the ancient magic that encompasses Narnia and the mythical Aslan, four children set out to fulfill a prophesy and help restore Narnia. Don't miss this wonder-filled production that brings to life C.S. Lewis' beloved tale and magical creatures. Tickets are available online at playgroup.org or by calling the PGT box office at 914-946-4433.

Unit Structures - Roulette
December 08, 2012 - Boerum Hill

The great vibraphonist Bill Ware leads this kid friendly concert in which the band Unit Structures breaks down the fundamental elements of Jazz improvisation for an interactive audience experience.

A Fairy Tale Winter - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
December 08, 2012 - Bellmore

Everyone will enjoy this holiday children's musical. Children are encouraged to meet and greet the actors after the show.

The Nutcracker - Polish Slavic Center
December 08, 2012 - Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Long Island City School of Ballet presents a performance of "The Nutcracker" featuring its students.

Holiday Puppet Show - Greenwich Historical Society
December 08, 2012 - Greenwich

This year's holiday show at the Historical Society features "Wasabi, A Dragon's Tale," a modern-minded fairy tale by No Strings Puppet Theatre. Princess Aja happily contemplates her upcoming marriage to prince Olaf until a fire-breathing Wasabi swoops from the sky, reduces the palace to ashes and carries off her betrothed. The hour-long performance begins with a sing-along and will be followed by a question and answer session where everyone gets a chance to a see the puppeteer's craft close up. Visit the website or call for reservations.

The Kingston Trio - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
December 08, 2012 - Greenvale

Emerging from San Francisco's North Beach Club scene to take the country by storm, the Kingston Trio brought the rich tradition of American folk music into the mainstream for the first time. They play on, still fresh and exciting, singing all their hit songs, "Tom Dooley," "Lemon Tree," "A Worried Man," "Reuben James," "Scarlet Ribbons," "Scotch and Soda," "The Tijuana Jail," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," and many more.

The Prototip Trio - The Madison Theatre
December 08, 2012 - Rockville Centre

The Prototip Trio brings together a number of rare qualities to make it a one-of-a-kind ensemble. The harp, mandolin and guitar together create a sound that is perfectly balanced and unified, yet exquisitely colorful and diverse. The mesmerizing, natural sound of this ensemble, in the hands of three of today?s foremost young virtuosi, provides a satisfying and fascinating concert experience that will appeal to all audiences.

New York's Top Talent with Tony Smiles - Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space
December 08, 2012 - Upper East Side

New York's Premier Performing Arts Competition is a place where artists can showcase their talent, a charity can spread awareness, and everyone can share in giving back.

Magic Toy Shop - CM Performing Arts
December 08, 2012 - Oakdale

In this musical, handmade dolls come to life when The Master Toymaker sprinkles a touch of Magic Doll Dust on them. They can walk, talk and breathe prompting The Master Toymaker to want to keep them for himself rather than sell them to children who might break them.

'The Who's Tommy' - The Musical - White Plains Performing Arts Center
December 08, 2012 - White Plains

A show for fans of both classic rock and award-winning musicals, "The Who's Tommy" is the original rock opera. The rock musical by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff is based on The Who's 1969 double album. It is the tale of a young boy's amazing journey towards acceptance and understanding, and features "Pinball Wizard," "Amazing Journey," "We're Not Gonna Take It," and many more of The Who's famous songs. This musical has mature subject matter and is recommended for ages 16 and older. To purchase tickets, visit the theater box office, purchase online at wppac.com, or call 914-328-1600. Through December 30.

Colombia de Fiesta! - Thalia Spanish Theatre
Through December 09, 2012 - Sunnyside

This performance, featuring Mestizo Dance Company and Harold Gutierrez's band, celebrates the diverse music and dance traditions of Colombia.

'The Nutcracker' - Ridgefield Playhouse
Through December 09, 2012 - Ridgefield

The Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance performs this classic holiday ballet. Join Marie as she dreams of Sugar Plum Fairies, dancing Snowflakes and a battle between the evil Mouse Queen and her beloved Nutcracker Prince.

Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol' - Houghton Hall Theatre at Trinity Episcopal Church
Through December 09, 2012 - Northport Village

The Minstrel Players of Northport perform Dicken's story about a man who is forced to reconsider his petty and stingy ways by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

The Hampton Ballet Theatre School Presents 'The Nutcracker' - John Drew Theater-Guild Hall
Through December 09, 2012 - East Hampton

The ballet is choreographed by director Sara Jo Strickland and features the students of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School as well as some parents and local actors. Dancing the Sugar Plum and Cavalier Grand Pa De Deux will be special guest artists. Call or go online for tickets.

'Hansel and Gretel' - Puppetworks
Through December 16, 2012 - Park Slope

The 1857 Brothers Grimm tale gets puppetized. Recommended for children 4 and older.

American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker - BAM
Through December 16, 2012 - Brooklyn

The renowned American Ballet Theatre serve up the toy soldiers, sparkling snowflakes, and those mischievous mice in this yearly reprisal of winter enchantment. A live orchestra and superb costumery and production make this one of NYC's best Nutcracker performances.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular: The Rockettes Celebration! - Radio City Music Hall
Through December 30, 2012 - Midtown

This year's Radio City Christmas Spectacular celebrates 85 years of the Rockettes in New York. The show features dazzling dance numbers, beloved favorites, and breathtaking special effects. A new scene will be added this year, in honor of the 85th anniversary: a costume retrospective featuring the most interesting and unique Rockettes costumes throughout the decades. The show is interactive and inspired, and highlights the attributes that have made the Rockettes so engaging for so long.

New York City Ballet Presents George Balanchine's 'The Nutcracker' - David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center
Through December 30, 2012 - Upper West Side

A rousing snowstorm sends a blizzard of ballerinas across the stage, sweeping you to exotic locales in the enchanting Land of Sweets. You'll meet marching toy soldiers, little Marie, and the valiant Nutcracker who saves her from the villainous, seven-headed Mouse King. Tschaikovsky's incomparable score is joined by hundreds of dazzling costumes, a one-ton tree that magically grows and grows, and a million watts of illuminated excitement.

'The Sound of Music' - Paper Mill Playhouse
Through December 30, 2012 - Millburn

One of the most beloved and inspirations stories of all time, this tale of love and courage is Rogers and Hammerstein's final triumphant collaboration. Based on the true story of the von Trapp family, this musical masterpiece has become a beacon of hope and joy for generations. Don't miss this holiday tradition for the entire family.

Madison Square Garden's 'A Christmas Carol' - CM Performing Arts Center
Through December 30, 2012 - Oakdale

Based on the beloved classic novel by Charles Dickens, this whimsical ghost story follows Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserable, old miser, as he is visited by Christmas apparitions and is taken on the ultimate journey of self-redemption.

'Circus Oz Holiday Show' - New Victory Theater
Through December 30, 2012 - Midtown

Shout the loudest "G'DAY!" ever for the awesome Aussies of "Circus Oz" as they return to The New Victory for the fifth time with their bold, bodacious, and brassy brand of big top zaniness. Starring jaunty jugglers, astounding acrobats, teasing trapeze artists, and sassy ringleaders who manage the whole irreverent mob, this all new, saucy show delivers downright Down Under fun. A live rock band propels the already ecstatic energy into the stratosphere, and with one amazing and madcap act topping the next, you and your whole family will hoot, holler and hunger for more this holiday season.

Holiday Musicales - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Through December 31, 2012 - Katonah

A magnificent way to usher in the holiday season. Each concert of holiday music includes an audience sing-along. In the Music Room. December 1, 6-7, 9, 13-15, 2:30pm.

Disney Theatrical Productions Presents 'Newsies The Musical' on Broadway - Nederlander Theatre
Through December 31, 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."

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.

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in 'Family Matters, the Musical' - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through December 31, 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. For 20% off tickets use the code SAVE20 online, or visit this site directly: ovationtix.com/trs/pr/881485/prm/SAVE20.

'The Little Engine That Could' Puppet Show - New York Botanical Garden
Through December 31, 2012 - Bronx

This classic tale is brought to life in a presentation by New York City-based puppet master Ralph Lee. The whole family can join the fun to get the determined train over the mountain.

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

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

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through December 31, 2012 - White Plains

Every Friday from 7:30-9:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. Dec. 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Holiday Exhibit - Trains: Your Ticket to the Great Outdoors - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Scarsdale

A display of model trains, presented by the Westchester Model Railroad Club. See the model-sized scenic wonders of New England, upstate New York, and even the Greenburgh Nature Center. Grand opening Dec. 8 at 10am. Exhibit runs December 8-16, weekdays (except Friday, Dec. 14) from 9:30am-4:30pm; weekends: from 10am-4:30pm.

Holiday Circus Extravaganza - The Millennium Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - Brighton Beach

The holiday season is captured with acrobats, dancing dogs, magic, illusions, and all the wonders of a great circus. A special pre-show that includes dancing begins an hour before showtime.

Shadow Box Theater presents Big Annie - PS 3, The Bedford Village School
Through December 31, 2012 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

Big Annie saves Christmas by using her incredible strength to pull a boatload of christmas toys through a storm. Three dimensional puppets and a unique shadow screen help make this production a captivating one.

A Charlie Brown Christmas - Brooklyn Lyceum
Through December 31, 2012 - Park Slope

The beloved Charles Schulz classic featuring a live jazz trio playing Vince Guaraldi's famous soundtrack.

'Miracle on 34th Street' The Musical - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - Elmsford

Based on a holiday tale written by Valentine Davies and made famous by the movie of the same name, "Miracle On 34th Street" has music composed by Doug Smith and book and lyrics by Vern Stefanic. Kris Kringle takes on the cynics among us in this musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite. A white-bearded gentleman claiming to be the real Santa Claus spreads a wave of love throughout New York City, fostering camaraderie between Macy's and Gimbel's Department Stores, and convincing a divorced, cynical single mother, her somber daughter, and the entire state of New York that Santa Claus is no myth. Filled with humor, spectacle, and such wonderful songs as "This Is What I Live For," "Just Imagine," and "I Believe In Miracles," "Miracle on 34th Street" is a traditional celebration of the magic that is Christmas. A joyous, heart-warming musical is pure family entertainment! The movie won three Academy Awards, and has been selected for preservation in the United States Film Registry of the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant." Through December 31, 2012.

'White Christmas' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through January 05, 2013 - Elmsford

Make your days merry and bright by warming to an unforgettable tap-dancing delight! Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including "Blue Skies," "I Love A Piano," "How Deep Is the Ocean," and the perennial favorite, "White Christmas," that will fill you with the joy of the season. Through January 5, 2013.

Tunes with Tina - Bar on Fifth at Setai Fifth Avenue
Through January 06, 2013 - Midtown East

Singer/jazz pianist Tina deVaron will take center stage at this interactive weekend brunch where kids and parents are invited to sing along and request songs while enjoying a prix-fixe menu. September's theme is "Back to Broadway," October's theme is "Let's See Your Costume", November's theme is "Move with the Movies," and December's theme is "Here Come the Holidays."

The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through January 13, 2013 - Midtown

The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is a Magic Show with a mind of its own. Magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of thin air, as the laws of physics are defied, and miracles are performed inches from spectators' faces. As the props onstage seem intent on surprising even the magician himself, this out of control show bursts with striking visual magic, comedy and juggling, and loads of audience participation. The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is the wackiest, most interactive, highest energy magic show for families on the market today.

Big Apple Circus - Lincoln Center Damrosch Park
Through January 13, 2013 - Lincoln Center

The Big Apple Circus presents Legendarium, where you will experience the nostalgic thrills of bygone big tops and get a first-hand view of beauties, daredevils, and clowns from another era. Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days. The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze, a captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise, an agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors, a swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability! The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop, the stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks, a jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms! Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts, majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks, and what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy? It's all led by an affable ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive big tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages!

Holiday Train Show - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 13, 2013 - Bronx

Marvel at the charming model trains and New York City landmark replicas, stroll the spectacular grounds, and decorate (and eat!) gingersnaps. Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, model trains zip over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the original Yankee Stadium, Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed as you get up close to G-gauge trains.

'The Velveteen Rabbit' - DR2 Theatre
Through January 27, 2013 - Union Square

Based on the book by Margery Williams and adapted for the stage by Kevin Del Aguila ("Click Clack Moo," "Altar Boyz"), this wonder-filled production is a testament to the power of a child's imagination. With a little bit of nursery magic, three actors and their simple props transform into a wise old rocking horse, a cavalcade of mechanical playthings, a kind-hearted fairy, and of course, a stuffed rabbit who is transformed by the love of a young boy.

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