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KIDS THEATER IN BRONX WEEK OF AUGUST 13

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Theater for Kids in Bronx Check out these free and low-cost family and children's theater performances playing the week of August 13 in Bronx. See if your favorite play or musical will be in town and get all the details on the performance, or just browse the theater listings to find a fun new show that your family can go see together. In the warmer months, 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 13, you'll find plenty of entertainment in the theaters. 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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Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through December 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

Abracadabra: Reading is Magic! - New York Public Library, Webster Branch
August 13, 2012 - Upper East Side

NYC Magician Evan Paquette, "Magic Evan," will perform a motivational magic show called "Abracadabra: Reading is Magic!" on Aug. 13 at Webster Library on the Upper East Side. The magic show is geared towards children ages 5 and older. After the show, Evan will facilitate a magic workshop during which he'll reveal some secrets and explain what books to read to learn more magic. The show begins at 4pm. The entire program will run for approximately 1 hour. Admission is free.

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.

Summer Reading Game - Dream Big READ - Hendrick Hudson Free Library
Through August 13, 2012 - Montrose

A variety of exciting Summer Reading Game activities, programs, and reading incentives all summer long for all ages. Kickoff June 23 at 2pm includes an interactive juggling and magic show from Flow Circus. All ages - free tickets available beginning June 8 at the library. Visit henhudfreelibrary.org for summer hours and a complete list of events, or stop by the library for a flyer.

Drop-in Summer Crafts - Wilton Library
August 13, 2012 - Wilton

Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a Medieval-themed craft to take home. No registration necessary.

Teen Own the Night - Sweet Dreams Ice Cream Sculpture - Floral Park Public Library
August 13, 2012 - Floral Park

Sculpt elaborate ice cream treats complete with syrup dripping down the sides. Dress for a mess; you'll be using Model Magic clay and a wide variety of mixed materials including tinted glue colors. These creations will look good enough to eat. Sign up online or at the adult reference desk. For Grades 6-12.

Opportunity and Impact-Works By Emigre Artists - Hofstra University Museum-David Filderman Gallery
August 13, 2012 - Hempstead

This original exhibition examines the role of �migr� artists in reshaping the nature of American art. The exhibit features artists who arrived from Europe during the early 20th century to present-day �migr�s from Cuba, and South America. American art traditions and directions have been profoundly influenced by the contributions of these artists. Artists represented in the exhibition include Joseph Albers, Jon Corbino, Andreas Feininger, Aaron Henry Gorson, George Grosz, Louis Lozowick, Gilles Peress, Ben Shahn, and Rufino Tamayo.

A Crafty Hour! - Little Joe's Books
August 13, 2012 - Katonah

At the end of a hot day of camp, pool, or running in the sprinkler, come in to Little Joe's calm, air conditioned space for a story and craft. Great for ages 3 and older.

Dream Big Adventures! Moon Lore And More - White Plains Public Library
August 13, 2012 - White Plains

A series of fun activities for 2nd-6th graders, who should bring their imaginations and creativity for stories, rhymes, and more about the moon.

TROVE @ the Movies: 'Dolphin Tale' - White Plains Public Library
August 13, 2012 - White Plains

A heartfelt story based on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. Rated PG (mild thematic elements), 113 mins.

SHSAT Math Preparation Classes - McGoldrick Library
August 13, 2012 - Flushing

Need extra help on the math section of the NYC Specialized High School Admissions Test? Students in grades 6 through 8 may take part in this 8-session workshop led by an experienced math coach. Students must attend all sessions and pre-registration is required.

Adventures in Color - Children's Museum of the Arts
August 13, 2012 - West Village

Your child can explore the world of color through a variety of 2D and 3D projects every Monday.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
August 13, 2012 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support group meetings for parents two Mondays per month. Please call for more information.

A Reptile 'Edventure' with Erik Callender - South Hollis Library
August 13, 2012 - South Hollis

Children ages 6 and up can join Eric Callender in a fun-filled educational experience. See, touch and learn about some of the world's most fascinating creatures.

Going Green with Rainforest Butterflies - Broadway Library
August 13, 2012 - Long Island City

Participants will glimpse the tremendous beauty and variety of the butterfly world using displays collected from expeditions in Peru, Costa Rica, and Guyana. Pre-registration is required.

Making :Lanyards - St. Albans Library
August 13, 2012 - St. Albans

Teens can spend the afternoon learning how to make the cobra, the box, and many other designs using lanyard strips. These plastic strips can be woven into keychains, bookmarks or even jewelry to give to family and friends.

Science Craft - Hollis Library
August 13, 2012 - Hollis

Children ages 5-10 can learn about magnetism and create their own glass stone magnet to take home. Pre-registration required.

Acting Out Workshop for Teens - Pomonok Library
August 13, 2012 - Flushing

Are you born to be a teen star, or dream of being the next Selena Gomez or Justin Bieber? In these classes that combine dancing, singing, and acting, teens can develop confidence, speaking skills and more through role play and the art of self expression. Program runs Aug 13-17, and you must register for all five days.

Teen Tech Week - Queens Village Library
August 13, 2012 - Queens Village

Teens can be a part of an Internet Scavenger Hunt from August 13-August 17. Contact Ms. Piedra for the list of items to look for online. Find everything on the list and submit them to Ms. Piedra by Aug 17 at 4pm you can get a prize. Preregistration required.

Toddler Storyplay - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
August 13, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Toddlers, 18-36 months, hear stories and play.

Peek-a-Boo Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
August 13, 2012 - Williamsburg

Babies and toddlers enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays.

Get Moving Mondays: Free Zumba for Teens and Adults - Norwalk Public Library
August 13, 2012 - Norwalk

Get your groove on and get in shape at the library with free zumba classes. For ages 13 and up.

TEENFLIX: Airplane! - Westport Library - Levitt Pavilion
August 13, 2012 - Westport

Catch an outdoor screening of this 1980 spoof on airplane disaster movies. In the event of rain call 203-291-4840.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble
August 13, 2012 - West Nyack

Stop by the Children's department for weekly story time.

'If You Really Love Polar Bears' - Battery Park City Library
August 14, 2012 - Battery Park City

Making Books Sing is a NYC-based theater company and arts-in-education non-profit that promotes children's literacy and social development to family and school audiences. Making Books Sing's "If You Really Love Polar Bears" tells the story of Patchy, a little boy who loves polar bears and learns about the important role he can play saving the earth. The 30-minute performance incorporates music, puppetry, and physical comedy to educate children about climate change and its impact on animal habitats. ConEdison sponsored a five-borough tour in winter 2011 to family audiences at various cultural institutions across New York City. "If You Really Love Polar Bears" was created in association with the Wildlife Conservation Society and premiered at the Bronx Zoo in spring 2011.

Reading Buddies - Rose Memorial Library
August 14, 2012 - Stony Point

Children can show off their reading skills to a teen buddy or listen to that teen read to them. Each Tuesday through August 21. Call to pre-register.

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.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
August 14, 2012 - Wilton

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos - Wilton Library
August 14, 2012 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for toddlers and their caregivers. The finger plays, songs, books and activities are selected to introduce children to the library and to story times. No registration necessary.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
August 14, 2012 - Wilton

Independent listeners ages 4-6 years come for stories, short films, songs and crafts. No registration necessary.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
August 14, 2012 - Wilton

Three and four years olds are invited with their parent/caregiver for stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes. Children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration necessary.

Teen Drumming Circle - Rockefeller Park
August 14, 2012 - Battery Park City

Learn the basics of drumming and improvise on African rhythms. The circle is led by Maguette Camara, founder and director of Mane Kadang, a group of West African musicians and dancers. He teaches at Columbia University and the Alvin Ailey School of Dance. Traditionally hand carved, wooden West African drums are available to use.

Opportunity and Impact-Works By Emigre Artists - Hofstra University Museum-David Filderman Gallery
August 14, 2012 - Hempstead

This original exhibition examines the role of �migr� artists in reshaping the nature of American art. The exhibit features artists who arrived from Europe during the early 20th century to present-day �migr�s from Cuba, and South America. American art traditions and directions have been profoundly influenced by the contributions of these artists. Artists represented in the exhibition include Joseph Albers, Jon Corbino, Andreas Feininger, Aaron Henry Gorson, George Grosz, Louis Lozowick, Gilles Peress, Ben Shahn, and Rufino Tamayo.

Movies Under the Bridge - Dolphin Tale - Little Bay Park
August 14, 2012 - Bayside

Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. It takes the unwavering dedication of a young boy, and a team of doctors to bring about a groundbreaking miracle. Enjoy the screening of the uplifting family movie Dophin Tale, overlooking the beautiful Long Island Sound. Bring a low chair or blanket.

Cruise Night- Car & Bike Show and Festival - Oyster Bay - East Norwich
August 14, 2012 - Oyster Bay

Come see some of the finest vehicles on Long Island. From radical to rat-rods, Duesenbergs to Ducatis, car and motorcycle enthusiasts have been invited to bring their precious rides out for public viewing. If you'd like to show your vehicle, contact the Oyster Bay- East Norwich Chamber of Commerce. $5 to show your vehicle, free admission to walk in. Enjoy live music, 50/50 drawing, and other family fun events.

Writing Journal Day - Little Joe's Books
August 14, 2012 - Katonah

Every Tuesday, Little Joe's leaves out their Writing Journal for contributions. Kids can write a story, book review, or whatever they like, and be "published" in the binder.

6-5-4 Let's Explore: 'Space Lingo Bingo' - White Plains Public Library
August 14, 2012 - White Plains

Explore different activities - a special program for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. Test your knowledge of outer space while playing the Space Lingo Bingo game. Prizes and fun.

Tuesday Tales - The Field Library
August 14, 2012 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun for 3-5 year olds.

Eco Origami with Karen Wellington - Woodside Library
August 14, 2012 - Woodside

Children ages 6-12 can learn fun ways to use recycled paper products. Make an origami wind toy, a hopping frog, and an extra special box to carry their creations home. Pre-registration is required.

Stories in the Garden - Wave Hill
August 14, 2012 - Bronx

Each week, a "mystery reader" from Wave Hill's staff shares a few of her or his favorite stories with budding young naturalists. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Ideal for children ages 3 and older and their adult companions. Admission to the grounds is free all day.

Learn The Drums - Long Island City Library
August 14, 2012 - Long Island City

Parents, watch your little drummer boy or girl have fun while they learn to play the drums. Pre-registration is required.

Acting Out Workshop for Teens - Pomonok Library
August 14, 2012 - Flushing

Are you born to be a teen star, or dream of being the next Selena Gomez or Justin Bieber? In these classes that combine dancing, singing, and acting, teens can develop confidence, speaking skills and more through role play and the art of self expression. Program runs Aug 13-17, and you must register for all five days.

Teen Tech Week - Queens Village Library
August 14, 2012 - Queens Village

Teens can be a part of an Internet Scavenger Hunt from August 13-August 17. Contact Ms. Piedra for the list of items to look for online. Find everything on the list and submit them to Ms. Piedra by Aug 17 at 4pm you can get a prize. Preregistration required.

Hudson River Extravaganza - Pomonok Library
August 14, 2012 - Flushing

Children ages 6-12 can learn to identify fish and aquatic invertebrates from the Hudson River in this hands-on, interactive program. Pre-registration is required.

Read & Seed - Brooklyn Public Library, Walt Whitman branch
August 14, 2012 - Fort Greene

Kids learn about plants and gardening through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories.

Anime Club for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Clarendon branch
August 14, 2012 - Midwood

Watch anime, think anime, live anime at this gathering for teen anime fans.

FLASHLIGHT STORYTIME ON JESUP GREEN - Westport Library
August 14, 2012 - Westport

Bring a flashlight and your best bedtime buddy to this family story time. Meets on Jesup Green (or Higgins Room if it rains).

FLASHLIGHT STORYTIME ON JESUP GREEN - Westport Library
August 14, 2012 - Westport

Bring a flashlight and your best bedtime buddy to this family story time. Meets on Jesup Green (or Higgins Room if it rains).

STORY TIME UNDER THE APPLIE TREE AT LONGSHORE - Evan Harding Point - Longshore
August 14, 2012 - Westport

Meet at Evan Harding Point. No Westport beach sticker needed. See westportlibrary.org for directions. Rain cancels the program.

Gardening at Steinway Library - Steinway Library
August 14, 2012 - Astoria

Help beautify the community. Bring your family every Tuesday and Thursday to help plant and water the garden which filled with lots of luscious flowers, plants and vegetables. In case of rain, gardening activities will take place in meeting room. No registration needed.

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!

CityParks PuppetMobile Presents: The Pickney Players - Underwood Park
August 14, 2012 - Clinton Hill

The Pickney Players present "Irie Island," a vibrant celebration of Caribbean culture. Children and adults of all ages are invited to share in beloved stories, songs, poetry and dance.

Falconry and the Medieval World - Wilton Library
August 14, 2012 - Wilton

Wingmasters bring along several live birds-of-prey and talk about the biology of birds, hunting, and their use in the Middle Ages. Registration required.

Word for Word Storytime - Reading Room in Bryant Park
August 14, 2012 - Midtown

Meow-a-long with Cali Co Cat and hear fun tails and jokes to boot.

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.

Gardening at Steinway Library - Steinway Library
August 14, 2012 - Astoria

Help beautify the community. Bring your family every Tuesday and Thursday to help plant and water the garden which filled with lots of luscious flowers, plants and vegetables. In case of rain, gardening activities will take place in meeting room. No registration needed.

Parent Presentation - Care To Connect
August 14, 2012 - Fairfield

Come learn about our new fall programs that target students who need additional support both socially and academically in a small structured nuturing setting run by licensed therapists and certified teachers.

Watermelon Wednesday - Congregation Sons of Israel
August 15, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Parents with preschoolers are invited for a story, snack, and social time.

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.

'If You Really Love Polar Bears' - New York Public Library, Columbus Branch
August 15, 2012 - Hell's Kitchen

Making Books Sing is a NYC-based theater company and arts-in-education non-profit that promotes children's literacy and social development to family and school audiences. Making Books Sing's "If You Really Love Polar Bears" tells the story of Patchy, a little boy who loves polar bears and learns about the important role he can play saving the earth. The 30-minute performance incorporates music, puppetry, and physical comedy to educate children about climate change and its impact on animal habitats. ConEdison sponsored a five-borough tour in winter 2011 to family audiences at various cultural institutions across New York City. "If You Really Love Polar Bears" was created in association with the Wildlife Conservation Society and premiered at the Bronx Zoo in spring 2011.

Pajama Storytime - Scarsdale Public Library
August 15, 2012 - Scarsdale

Storytime in jammies! No registration required.

Drop-In Chess - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
August 15, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

Learn to play chess under the trees. An experienced chess instructor leads children and teens in the popular strategy game.

Storytelling - Alley Pond Park
August 15, 2012 - Oakland Gardens

Enjoy live storytelling of children's books along with a fun children's craft project. Please bring a low chair or blanket.

Opportunity and Impact-Works By Emigre Artists - Hofstra University Museum-David Filderman Gallery
August 15, 2012 - Hempstead

This original exhibition examines the role of �migr� artists in reshaping the nature of American art. The exhibit features artists who arrived from Europe during the early 20th century to present-day �migr�s from Cuba, and South America. American art traditions and directions have been profoundly influenced by the contributions of these artists. Artists represented in the exhibition include Joseph Albers, Jon Corbino, Andreas Feininger, Aaron Henry Gorson, George Grosz, Louis Lozowick, Gilles Peress, Ben Shahn, and Rufino Tamayo.

Watermelon Wednesdays Story Time - Congregation Sons of Israel
August 15, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Parent, grandparents, and caregivers with pre-schoolers are invited for a story, snack, and schmoozing. Wednesdays through August 29. Free, Fun Snack, Story and Schmooze every Wednesday during the summer. For more information and registration call 845-358-3767 or contact csioffice@optonline.net.

Toddler Yoga - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
August 15, 2012 - Garnerville

This creative approach to yoga will stimulate your child's imagination while enhancing sensory and motor development. Simple yoga poses will be introduced and combined with stories, music, and props. Come stretch, strengthen, and relax while bonding with your toddler in a unique way.

Preschool Yoga - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
August 15, 2012 - Garnerville

This playful class will move your child's body and enhance their imagination. Simple yoga poses will be incorporated into games, music, stories, and art. Increased body awareness, attention span, energy release, and relaxation are just some of the benefits of this fun class.

Book Babies - The Field Library
August 15, 2012 - Peekskill

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

Dreamcatchers Crafts - Chappaqua Public Library
August 15, 2012 - Chappaqua

A colorful craft activity for kids entering K-4th grades. Registration required.

Storytelling - Alley Pond Park
August 15, 2012 - Douglaston

Kids ages 10 years and younger may enjoy live storytelling of children's books along with a crafts project.

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.

Acting Out Workshop for Teens - Pomonok Library
August 15, 2012 - Flushing

Are you born to be a teen star, or dream of being the next Selena Gomez or Justin Bieber? In these classes that combine dancing, singing, and acting, teens can develop confidence, speaking skills and more through role play and the art of self expression. Program runs Aug 13-17, and you must register for all five days.

Teen Tech Week - Queens Village Library
August 15, 2012 - Queens Village

Teens can be a part of an Internet Scavenger Hunt from August 13-August 17. Contact Ms. Piedra for the list of items to look for online. Find everything on the list and submit them to Ms. Piedra by Aug 17 at 4pm you can get a prize. Preregistration required.

Big Dream Opera-Unleashed - Broadway Library
August 15, 2012 - Long Island City

Teens may learn to appreciate opera, starting with well-known Looney Tunes cartoons that use it or spoof it.

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
August 15, 2012 - Dyker Heights

Babies and toddlers hear stories and play.

Dream Big: Create a 'When I Grow Up' Mobile - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
August 15, 2012 - Homecrest

Kids design a mobile and collage depicting their dreams and aspirations of when they grow up.

STORYTIME ON THE GREEN - Westport Library
August 15, 2012 - Westport

Bring a blanket and cool off in the shade of the big pine. For all ages with an adult. Meet at Jesup Green (or Higgins Room if it rains).

NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer - Bloomingdale Park
August 15, 2012 - Staten Island

Enjoy the comical Judy Moody as she attempts to revive summer plans that have gone awry.

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."

Teen Sportscasting Class - Manhasset Library
August 15, 2012 - Manhasset

Vinny Micucci, a professional sportscaster, will teach teens how to call a game.

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.

Storytime for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
August 16, 2012 - Stony Point

Bring your favorite toddler for storytime with picture books, Mother Goose rhymes, finger plays, movement with music, a themed coloring sheet, and bubbles. Each Thursday through August 16. Pre-registration required.

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."

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
August 16, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-7 are invited for stories, songs, finger plays, and more in Spanish and English. Pre-registration is required. Thursday evenings through August 30.

Opportunity and Impact-Works By Emigre Artists - Hofstra University Museum-David Filderman Gallery
August 16, 2012 - Hempstead

This original exhibition examines the role of �migr� artists in reshaping the nature of American art. The exhibit features artists who arrived from Europe during the early 20th century to present-day �migr�s from Cuba, and South America. American art traditions and directions have been profoundly influenced by the contributions of these artists. Artists represented in the exhibition include Joseph Albers, Jon Corbino, Andreas Feininger, Aaron Henry Gorson, George Grosz, Louis Lozowick, Gilles Peress, Ben Shahn, and Rufino Tamayo.

Movie Night: 'Smurfs' - Lakeside Theatre, Eisenhower Park
August 16, 2012 - East Meadow

Families are given the opportunity to experience watching family-friendly movies together.

Story Hour with Miss Kathy! - Little Joe's Books
August 16, 2012 - Katonah

Miss Kathy charms children each Thursday with the best stories under Little Joe's Books' roof. Great for ages 3 and older.

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.

SHSAT Math Preparation Classes - McGoldrick Library
August 16, 2012 - Flushing

Need extra help on the math section of the NYC Specialized High School Admissions Test? Students in grades 6 through 8 may take part in this 8-session workshop led by an experienced math coach. Students must attend all sessions and pre-registration is required.

Eat Smart New York - Ossining Public Library
August 16, 2012 - Ossining

For parents (includes activities for children during workshop). Free nutrition and food series, presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Includes healthy recipe tasting. In the Children's Program Room. Advanced registration required.

Acting Out Workshop for Teens - Pomonok Library
August 16, 2012 - Flushing

Are you born to be a teen star, or dream of being the next Selena Gomez or Justin Bieber? In these classes that combine dancing, singing, and acting, teens can develop confidence, speaking skills and more through role play and the art of self expression. Program runs Aug 13-17, and you must register for all five days.

Teen Tech Week - Queens Village Library
August 16, 2012 - Queens Village

Teens can be a part of an Internet Scavenger Hunt from August 13-August 17. Contact Ms. Piedra for the list of items to look for online. Find everything on the list and submit them to Ms. Piedra by Aug 17 at 4pm you can get a prize. Preregistration required.

Elvis Aloha - Seaside Library
August 16, 2012 - Rockaway Park

Families may enjoy watching Elvis (Bob Wilson)as he performs classic hits, including Jailhouse Rock, All Shook Up, Teddy Bear, and more.

Teen Talk Show - Pomonok Library
August 16, 2012 - Flushing

At this forum, teens can speak their minds and talk about real issues. Come with a positive attitude and prepare to talk among peers on diverse issues including Teen Love, Battle of the Sexes, and Stop and Frisk.

Story Craft - Brooklyn Public Library, Pacific branch
August 16, 2012 - Park Slope

Preschoolers hear a story and create an arts and crafts project as a follow-up activity.

Learn How to Sew - Brooklyn Public Library, Cypress Hills branch
August 16, 2012 - Cypress Hills

Kids learn how to sew and create fashion projects.

STORY TIME UNDER THE APPLIE TREE AT LONGSHORE - Evan Harding Point - Longshore
August 16, 2012 - Westport

Meet at Evan Harding Point. No Westport beach sticker needed. See westportlibrary.org for directions. Rain cancels the program.

St. George Film Series: The Sandlot - Richmond County Bank Ballpark
August 16, 2012 - Staten Island

Enjoy this root-for-the-underdog tale about a new kid in town who musters up the courage to play ball with the neighborhood kids.

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.

TEEN ANIM? CLUB - Westport Library
August 16, 2012 - Westport

The event will be determined by participants, so come with ideas. For middle school and up. Register online.

Films in Tompkins: Poltergeist - Tompkins Square Park
August 16, 2012 - East Village

HOWL! Arts, Inc., producer of the HOWL! Festival and other events designed to highlight the energy and imagination of the East Village creative community, presents Films in Tompkins, a series of Thursday evening screenings in Tompkins Square Park marrying film and live music. This week features "Poltergeist" with music by Timbila. Dedicated to serving the community and nurturing creativity, the Films in Tompkins showcases the rich artistic diversity of the East Village and engages and incites people to connect with the arts and each other. All events are free and feature live music. HOWL Arts, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization inspired by the late poet-philosopher Allen Ginsberg, a lifelong spokesperson for peace, justice, and freedom of expression.

End of Teen Summer Program - Wilton Library
August 16, 2012 - Wilton

Students enter grades 6-12 make ice cream sundaes and play video games. The winner of the grand prize is announced. Registration suggested.

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

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

Gardening at Steinway Library - Steinway Library
August 16, 2012 - Astoria

Help beautify the community. Bring your family every Tuesday and Thursday to help plant and water the garden which filled with lots of luscious flowers, plants and vegetables. In case of rain, gardening activities will take place in meeting room. No registration needed.

Jaguar 'Chill NY' - Highline Park
August 16, 2012 - West Village

Beat the heat this August with Jaguar at a never-before seen, unique winter experience in Manhattan. The British brand is creating the Jaguar "Chill NY" at The Highline, a wonderland of ice skating and snow, to showcase its latest models dependable in any weather. Open Aug. 16-18 and free to all consumers, the winter oasis will feature an amazing life-size snow globe that will house an ice rink (skates included) and also offer demos from professional skaters, entertainment, and cool treats.

Free Stroller Talk and Demo - Wee Babe
August 16, 2012 - Williamsburg

Visit lovely Williamsburg for a free stroller discussion and demo presented by Wee Babe & Motherburg NYC. They'll be exploring the ins and outs of buying a stroller, what to look for and what to avoid. Drinks and snacks will be served. RSVP at the above website.

High Line Teen Picks: 'Freedom Writers' - High Line
August 16, 2012 - West Village

Friends of the High Line presents High Line Teen Picks, the park's first-ever free set of summer movie screenings curated exclusively by teens living near the High Line in West Chelsea, that feature underdog characters who overcome challenges and obstacles to realize their dreams, which will screen in the 14th Street Passage located on the High Line at W. 14th St. "Real Steel" and "Freedom Writers" will be shown on Thursday, Aug. 9th and Thursday, Aug. 16th, 7-9pm. Screenings are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Both films are rated PG-13.

Storyland in Scarsdale - The Summer Reading Game! - Scarsdale Public Library
Through August 17, 2012 - Scarsdale

It's online and in person. Here's how it works: Kids read or have books read to them over the summer and record them on their own homepage, where they can also write book reviews. Listeners will be on hand at special listening times if kids would like to talk about the books they've read. Prizes, a weekly raffle drawing, and lots more! Miss Gigi and the Lend Me a Hand Band will perform at the kickoff on Thursday, June 21 at 4pm.

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.

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).

Children's Music Program - New City Library
August 17, 2012 - New City

Children ages 12-36 months can join Mark and Gail of MusicClasse4Kids, as they teach basic music competence in rhythm, range of pitch, vocal imitation, and motion using traditional and new music gathered from around the world. This program has limited registration for children ages 12 - 36 months. Parents of participants must have a New City or W. Nyack library card. Pre-registration is required. Contact J. Makoujy at jmakoujy@rcls.org.

Game Day! - Little Joe's Books
August 17, 2012 - Katonah

Games will be out all day for kids of all ages to play. Great for ages 3 and older.

TROVE @ the Movies: 'Dolphin Tale' - White Plains Public Library
August 17, 2012 - White Plains

A heartfelt story based on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap. Rated PG (mild thematic elements), 113 mins.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
August 17, 2012 - Peekskill

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

Lego Club - Legos at the Library - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
August 17, 2012 - North Salem

Club meets meets two Fridays a month for unstructured creativity with Lego and Duplo blocks. Kids of all ages welcome. No registration required.

Reading Aloud - Chappaqua Public Library
August 17, 2012 - Chappaqua

Library staff reads, kids entering grades 3-5 sit back and chill out. No registration required.

Acting Out Workshop for Teens - Pomonok Library
August 17, 2012 - Flushing

Are you born to be a teen star, or dream of being the next Selena Gomez or Justin Bieber? In these classes that combine dancing, singing, and acting, teens can develop confidence, speaking skills and more through role play and the art of self expression. Program runs Aug 13-17, and you must register for all five days.

Teen Tech Week - Queens Village Library
August 17, 2012 - Queens Village

Teens can be a part of an Internet Scavenger Hunt from August 13-August 17. Contact Ms. Piedra for the list of items to look for online. Find everything on the list and submit them to Ms. Piedra by Aug 17 at 4pm you can get a prize. Preregistration required.

Poetry Open Mic Night - Brooklyn Public Library, Coney Island branch
August 17, 2012 - Coney Island

Poets and poetry fans gather to hear teens read original and non-original work.

Games for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Highlawn branch
August 17, 2012 - Brooklyn

Put down that joystick and come enjoy some traditional board games. You won't be bored!

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!

Family Concert - Norwalk Public Library
August 17, 2012 - Norwalk

Dierdre plays and sings in the Children's Room.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
August 17, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

The Moxie Spot combines its comfy food with a program of short movies and a family-friendly feature. Check website for movie titles.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers
August 17, 2012 - West Nyack

Stop by the Children's department for weekly story time.

Story Time with Jordan - Powerhouse Arena
August 17, 2012 - DUMBO

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

Medieval Movies - Sword in the Stone - Wilton Library
August 17, 2012 - Wilton

The Sword in the Stone (G) will be shown and snacks will be provided.

Friday Flick - Journey 2 Mysterious Island - Wilton Library
August 17, 2012 - Wilton

Journey 2: Mysterious Island (PG) will be shown and snacks will be provided.

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.

Intrepid Free Summer Movie Series: 'The Goonies' - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
August 17, 2012 - Pier 86, Hudson River

Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and blankets. You can bring your own food, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages, too. Film begins at sunset. "The Goonies" are a group of seven young friends from a small Northwest town who find themselves on a thrilling underground adventure filled with humor and heart-pounding peril as they seek the secrets behind the treasure of the notorious pirate, One-Eyed Willie. (1985; 111 minutes; PG).

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.

Jaguar 'Chill NY' - Highline Park
August 17, 2012 - West Village

Beat the heat this August with Jaguar at a never-before seen, unique winter experience in Manhattan. The British brand is creating the Jaguar "Chill NY" at The Highline, a wonderland of ice skating and snow, to showcase its latest models dependable in any weather. Open Aug. 16-18 and free to all consumers, the winter oasis will feature an amazing life-size snow globe that will house an ice rink (skates included) and also offer demos from professional skaters, entertainment, and cool treats.

Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night: 'Beauty and the Beast' - Charlotte's Place
August 17, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

It's Friday night, you made it through the week, the kids are hungry, and you're too tired to cook. Bring the whole family to Charlotte's Place for free Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night. In the Disney classic "Beauty and the Beast," book-loving beauty Belle lives with her father, Maurice, an eccentric inventor, in a small village in France. Maurice gets lost on his way to a fair and ends up at a castle where he finds the Beast, who is under an enchanted spell that turned him ugly. Belle rescues her father from imprisonment and takes his place, although she does not take kindly to the Beast. As time goes on, they become friends and bond over Belle's love of books with his expansive library. Trouble faces them when angry villagers set out to kill the Beast for keeping Belle captive. Charlotte's Place is a free space in Lower Manhattan. Open to everyone, it is supported and operated by Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish in the city of New York.

An Unbelievably Sweet Dare: Eat Pickle, Mustard, Herring Ice Cream - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
August 17, 2012 - Times Square

Believe It or Not! Ripley's Times Square is scooping up free ice cream cones for visitors on Friday, Aug. 17, but don’t expect the standard vanilla, chocolate or strawberry. To help beat the summer heat, guests visiting the Odditorium from 12-6pm are invited to take a spin on the Wacky Wheel of Ice "Screams" to receive a free sample cone and the chance to earn half-price admission. Filled with outrageous tasting challenges, Ripley's Wacky Wheel features a variety of shocking flavors such as pizza and curry, a blind taste test, mystery topping, and much more. Guests who successfully complete their designated ice cream tasting (or at least make a valiant effort trying), will receive half-price admission to the museum on Friday, Aug. 17. Ice cream samples available while supplies last. Discount cannot be combined with any other offer.

History Walk - Wave Hill
August 18, 2012 - Bronx

Learn the fascinating history of the gardens, buildings, and the people who once called the grounds of Wave Hill home, with Historian and Garden Guide, Deirdre LaPorte.

Free crafts for kids every Saturday - Lakeshore Learning Store
August 18, 2012 - New Hyde Park

Kids will relish these Saturday morning activities where they get a chance to try their hand at cool art and craft projects.

Craft for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
August 18, 2012 - Garden City

Bring kids to this bakery/cafe for a free craft every Saturday and Sunday. Craft takes anywhere between 15-45 minutes depending on the age of the child. Different crafts each week. No reservations needed.

Basic Canoeing - Willowbrook Park
August 18, 2012 - Staten Island

Canoers of all skill levels, ages 8 and older, paddle around Willowbrook Park's lakes and waterways.

Archery - Salt Marsh Nature Center at Marine Park
August 18, 2012 - Brooklyn

Experienced rangers demonstrate the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow.

Art Workshop for Kids - Landscape Translation - Socrates Sculpture Park
August 18, 2012 - Long Island City

Like extraterrestrials trying to understand a new planet, participants will chart and re-discover the Park as a site for exploration. Kids will create physical impressions of the environment by creating colorful texture rubbings and prints of the surrounding surfaces, and design a new-collaged landscape imagining fantastic new worlds.

Free Arts & Crafts - Straight A's
August 18, 2012 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts & crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary.

Family Art Project: Roll Out the Garden - Wave Hill
August 18, 2012 - Bronx

Experience and sketch some of the many delights of Wave Hill's landscape. Then extend the landscape of your choice onto a paper scroll. Admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Family Day: Creatures - Stuyvesant Cove Park
August 18, 2012 - Peter Cooper Village

From bunnies to butterflies to single-cell organisms, meet some native creature and find out how they coexist with humans on their shared home, the planet Earth. RSVP to daisy@solar1.org.

Junior Engineer: Terrific Transit Turbines - New York Transit Museum
August 18, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Explore turbines, those engines that draw energy from water, steam, and air to make electric power. Watch a demo and make your own turbine creation.

Nintendo Wii Night - The Moxie Spot
August 18, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Play a little Mario Kart, Wii Sports, or Just Dance.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble
August 18, 2012 - West Nyack

Stop by the Children's department for weekly story time.

'Little Bill and Blue's Clues Double Feature' - Sony Wonder Technology Lab High Definition Theater
August 18, 2012 - Midtown

See a free screening of "Sesame Street: Dinosaurs" at the 73-seat High Definition Theater. Reservations can be made Monday through Friday beginning two weeks prior to the date a screening is scheduled by calling 212-833-8100 and selecting option 3. Remaining tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to the


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