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KIDS THEATER IN BRONX WEEK OF FEBRUARY 27

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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 February 27 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 February 27, 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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Literary Littles - Wilton Library
February 27, 2012 - Wilton

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

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
February 27, 2012 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents of prospective students are invited to have tea with a member of the school's Early Childhood faculty and learn more about the program. Meanwhile, participants' children can plays in one of the school's classrooms. Pregnant women and parents with children from birth through kindergarten-age are invited. Drop-ins are welcome; advance registration is requested.

Tea & Play Open House - Green Meadow Waldorf School - Tarrytown Campus
February 27, 2012 - Tarrytown

Share a cup of tea with a member of the Early Childhood faculty and learn about Green Meadow programs while your child plays near you. Pregnant mothers, drop-ins, and parents with children from birth through kindergarten age are welcome. Advance registration is appreciated by contacting Admissions Coordinator Patricia Owens at 845-356-9715 or e-mail [email protected]

Beginner/Intermediate Yoga - Ossining Public Library
February 27, 2012 - Ossining

Taught by Yoga Instructor Catherine Riedel. Pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact the Teen Room at 914-941-2416, ext. 336.

COPE- Sibling Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
February 27, 2012 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting families living with the loss of a child or sibling, holds monthly support group meetings on the 3rd or 4th Monday of the month for adult siblings.

Good Reads, Great Kids - Wilton Library
February 27, 2012 - Wilton

Children in grades 2 and 3 and their parents meet and discuss personal selections as well as as the book The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary. Parents and guardians must be present. Registration required.

Dance Around with Nat - Brooklyn Public Library, Coney Island branch
February 27, 2012 - Coney Island

Dance and make some lanyards.

Preschool Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
February 27, 2012 - Brooklyn

Children, 3-5 years, enjoy stories, songs, and play.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Brower Park branch
February 27, 2012 - Crown Heights

Kids indulge in arts and crafts before homework time.

African-American Dance with Christine Campbell - Queens Library: Rosedale Branch
February 27, 2012 - Rosedale

Don't just tell your kids about black history, drive the lessons home by allowing them to experience some black culture as well. In this event, everyone can celebrate Black History Month with Christine Campbell in a fun-filled program of traditional African-American dances.

Kidnastics - Westhampton Free Library
February 27, 2012 - Westhampton Beach

The class is designed to help your child develop basic motor control, eye-hand-foot coordination and build self-confidence. Registration required.

The Carbon Squeeze - JCC in Manhattan
February 27, 2012 - Upper West Side

The Carbon Squeeze is a series of events that will provide straight-forward information about climate change, as well as present tangible steps that anyone can take to help combat this warming. Participants will leave the events feeling empowered to make necessary changes in their own lives. This first event will feature renowned environmentalist Paul Reale from The Climate Reality Project who will make a fun, engaging and interactive presentation.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
February 28, 2012 - Wilton

Children and their caregivers sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration necessary.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
February 28, 2012 - Wilton

Three and four year olds interact with stories, songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes to gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration neccessary.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
February 28, 2012 - Wilton

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

Masala Bhangra Workout for Families Affected by Autism - Queens Museum of Art
February 28, 2012 - Corona

ArtAccess presents a fitness class for families affected by Autism. Come and experience the traditional Indian dance Bhangra and the exhilaration of Bollywood! The name, The Masala Bhangra Workout, is derived from two Indian words: Masala, which is a spice combination used in Indian cooking, and Bhangra, which is a traditional folk dance from the northern state of Punjab, India. In three sessions, students will learn distinct moves from the program and create a choreographed sequence. To register contact Michelle Lopez at [email protected]

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
February 28, 2012 - West Nyack

Meet other parents and kids (ages 2-5) at this parent-hosted playdate in the Kantrowitz Kids Gym. The group meets most Tuesdays through June 19.

Colorful Tuesdays - PURPLE! - Chappaqua Public Library
February 28, 2012 - Chappaqua

Children ages 3-5 fight back against winter's dreariness with color! Registration required.

Time for 2's and 3's - Circus Fun - White Plains Public Library
February 28, 2012 - White Plains

Songs, games, activities, and stories for 2- and 3-year-olds with caregivers. Tickets issued 30 minutes before the start of the program.

Snack & Chat for Grades 1-3 - White Plains Public Library
February 28, 2012 - White Plains

Book discussion group for 1st-3rd graders. Today: "The Cheese", by Margie Palatini. Tickets issued 30 minutes before the start of the program.

Puzzles and Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
February 28, 2012 - Borough Park

Kids play with puzzles and games.

2s and 3s Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
February 28, 2012 - Greenpoint

Toddlers enjoy an arts and crafts class specifically oriented to 2- and 3-year-olds.

Read Aloud with a Brooklyn Aviators Hockey Player - Brooklyn Public Library, Marcy branch
February 28, 2012 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

They might be missing teeth, but hockey players hardly lack brains. Fans of the Aviators will enjoy this unique read aloud session.

Music from Around the World: A Concert Featuring Peter J. LaRosa - Queens Library: Briarwood Branch
February 28, 2012 - Briarwood

The diversity of New York is reflected in this program's international mix of songs. Musical styles include everything from ballads to bossa nova. This concert is sure to delight an audience of all ages.

Expressions 2012 - Rowayton Arts Center
Through February 28, 2012 - Rowayton

High-quality works by some of the region's finest artists are on view.

Storytime for Babies and Toddlers - Barnes and Noble - Bay Shore
February 28, 2012 - Bay Shore

This weekly storytime is geared towards babies and toddlers who learn to listen to short stories and sing familiar songs. All ages welcome. Adult guidance and participation is necessary.

Storytime for Preschoolers - Barnes and Noble -- Bay Shore
February 28, 2012 - Bay Shore

Children ages 3-6 are offered a school-like setting where stories and activities are theme-related and age appropriate.

ANIME MANGA CLUB - Westhampton Free Library
February 28, 2012 - Westhampton Beach

Discuss the latest news about Japanese Anime and Manga. Enjoy movies and activities and get a first look at what's new to library's collection. No registration required.

Organized Chaos - Suffolk Y JCC
February 28, 2012 - Commack

Take your child’s boundless energy and channel it through obstacle courses, parachute play and climbing apparatus. The class is for parents and toddlers ages 18-23 months.

Veggiecation Program Kids Cooking Class - Whole Foods Market's West Orange NJ location
February 28, 2012 - West Orange

Lisa Suriano, founder and creator of the Veggiecation Program (veggiecation.com), and Whole Foods Market's West Orange, New Jersey location will get kids excited to eat their vegetables with a kids cooking class on February 28. Class will teach participants how to prepare a selection of kid-friendly, healthy veggie dishes. As practiced in participating classrooms throughout the country, kids will be invited to help prepare Veggiecation Program’s recipes, sample Veggiecation Program’s culinary creations, experience vegetables in their raw form and cast a vote on how they liked the recipes in the Veggiecation Ballot Boxes. Kids will take home complimentary Veggiecation character coloring pages, word games, mazes and stickers. Parents will receive a copy of Veggiecation Program's recipes created that day. A curriculum based nutrition education concept, Veggiecation Program’s success with kids lies in the engaging activities that empower children with their food choices while demonstrating that eating vegetables is fun and delicious. From New York to California, Veggiecation Program is in place in classrooms throughout the country. Veggiecation Program also offers programs for individual purchase for use at home and after school activities. Class is free and open to the public. On the menu: Black Eyed Pea Spread and Sweet Carrot Salad. Due to limited class size, pre-registration is required (deadline February 27). Preregister by email [email protected] or phone 973-669-3196.

Free Demo Class: Toddler Art Adventures - Book Culture
February 29, 2012 - Morningside Heights

Budding artists (ages 2-4) will explore paint, crayons, oil pastels, collage materials, air-dry clay, and recycled sculpture in this process-oriented art class. Each class will feature a unique theme, such as NYC, Outerspace, Animals, or Opposites. This class introduces young artists to a structured class and helps strengthen their fine motor skills and ability to represent the world around them. Preregistration required; email [email protected]

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
February 29, 2012 - Wilton

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
February 29, 2012 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and puzzles. No registration necessary.

Teen Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library, DeKalb branch
February 29, 2012 - Bushwick

Play games, learn about cool websites, and get tech and homework help on new laptops.

Movie and Play Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
February 29, 2012 - Carroll Gardens

Play, watch some short movies, and maybe even read!

Cornerstone Visitors' Days - Visitors Days
February 29, 2012 - New City

Cornerstone Christian School invites parents interested in sending their children to Cornerstone to come tour the school. Tours done by appointment only.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
February 29, 2012 - West Nyack

Meet other parents and kids (birth to 2 years) at this parent-hosted playdate in the Kantrowitz Kids Gym. The group meets most Wednesdays through June 20.

Book Babies - The Field Library
Through February 29, 2012 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time. Wednesdays at 11am, February 1, 8 and 15.

Life: Kids Nature Film Series - Prospect Park Audobon Center
Through February 29, 2012 - Flatbush

LIFE is a landmark natural history series from Discovery Channel and the BBC that explores the adaptability and diversity of life on Earth, revealing the most spectacular, bizarre, and fascinating behaviors that living things have devised in order to thrive. Limited seating, groups of 10 or more must call (718) 287-3400 x303 for a reservation.

Teacher in the Library - The Field Library
Through February 29, 2012 - Peekskill

Puzzled by a homework assignment? Only understand a fraction of your math? Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. Homework help is available February 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 27 & 28 from 4-6pm.

Zoo Animal Party - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 29, 2012 - Garnerville

Play animal-theme games and make animal-theme crafts. Pre-registration is required.

St. Paul's and the Civil War - St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
February 29, 2012 - Mt. Vernon

A historical program. Light refreshments will be served.

Look At Me: A Cross-Section of Contemporary Portraiture - RYE ARTS CENTER
Through February 29, 2012 - Rye

Portraits, in a variety of styles, that go beyond merely a record of their subject but convey a deeper meaning or vision of the artist. In this unique exhibition artists from all over the country come together to show how diverse contemporary portraiture is. Through February 11.

Homework Help from a Teacher - Ossining Public Library
Through February 29, 2012 - Ossining

A teacher is available in the Children's Room to help children with homework and projects. February 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 22, 27 & 29 from 4-6pm.

Family Fun - Ossining Public Library - Children's Program Room
February 29, 2012 - Ossining

Stories and crafts for all ages. Children ages 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Teen Comedy Improv Classes - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
Through February 29, 2012 - Ossining

Class clowns in grades 6-12 will learn basic short and long-form improvisation techniques and build hilarious scenes based on a single topic. Improv training is not only fun but also helps teens refine critical thinking, public speaking, and social skills. Call x336 for more information. Mondays, February 6, 13 and 27.

Math Tutoring for Teens - Ossining Public Library
Through February 29, 2012 - Ossining

Math tutoring for teens is available in the Conference Room. February 6, 13 and 27 from 6-9pm.

Books into Film: Coraline - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 29, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Fans of Neil Gaiman's 2002 novella for young readers will enjoy learning how the book made its way into a motion picture, and understand the technology used by the film makers.

'Spanglish' Love Songs - Queens Library: McGoldrick Branch
February 29, 2012 - Flushign

Argentinian soprano and guitarist Irene Failenbogen and classical guitarist Liam Murphy perform well-known love songs from around the world. Enjoy selections like "Love Me Tender," "Besame Mucho," "The Shadow of Your Smile," and more.

Duo D'Amour - Queens Library: Howard Beach Branch
February 29, 2012 - Howard Beach

This duo of talented musicians invokes the Valentine spirit with a program of French music featuring composers such as Poulenc, Devienne, and Bozza.

Up and Up: The Mae C. Jamison Story - Queens Library: Queens Village Branch
February 29, 2012 - Queens Village

In this solo dramatic performance, learn about the life of Mae C. Jamison, who followed her own ambition to become the first African-American woman ever to travel to space.

Weekly Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers-Huntington Station
February 29, 2012 - Huntington Station

Make it a family tradition to discover a wonderful new book and develop a love for reading with your child.

Free Irish Classes-Mommy Daddy & Me - Gerry Tobin School of Irish
February 29, 2012 - Babylon

This Irish language immersion program teaches Irish Gaelic to families through games, stories and other interactive activities. Visit the website for more information.

Creating Extraordinary Mind and Body Wellness - The Family Wellness Center
February 29, 2012 - Plainview

Sign up for this lecture and demonstration given by Dr. Michael Berlin and learn about an extraordinarily gentle method that literally resolves all the stress, tension, distortions, and traumas from your body and mind. Call for more information.

The Magnet School for Health and Wellness, PS 76, OPEN HOUSE - PS 76, Open House
February 29, 2012 - Long Island City

The Magnet School of Health and Wellness, PS 76 learn about healthy choices, critical thinking skills and life skills for a healthy future. Through interdisciplinary projects students build their knowledge and skills in many areas of health, medicine, wellness and the environment. To learn more about magnet schools in District 30 please call 718-759-4977 or email [email protected]

Wall Street Veteran to Speak at Adelphi on Corporate Social Responsibility - Adelphi University
February 29, 2012 - Garden City

Michael J. Driscoll M.B.A. ’89, a Wall Street industry expert, and senior executive-in-residence with the Adelphi University School of Business, will deliver the lecture entitled “Observations of an Outsider from the Inside...One Person's View of Wall Street and Where We Lost Our Way.” Driscoll, a 28-year veteran of Wall Street is regularly quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, National Public Radio, TheStreet.com, Forbes.com, and Voice of America, among others.

Preschool Admissions Seminar: It's Never Too Early to Get Ahead - Scribble Press Upper East Side
February 29, 2012 - Upper East Side

Scribble Press hosts an evening forum and Q&A. RSVP required. Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff, co-founders of PEAS (Private Educationary Service) will discuss: when and how to get started, the different types of pre-schools (traditional, Montessori, etc.), the application process including how to obtain applications, and tips on essay writing and interviews. With 15 years admissions and education experience between them, Jennifer and Vimmi advise parents with warmth, humor and most importantly: the facts. Their book, The NYC Private School Admission Handbook, was published last year. For more information visit nypeas.com. Directions: Take the 4, 5, 6 to 86 St.

Support Group for Parents of Chldren on the Autism Spectrum - Watch Me Grow
March 01, 2012 - Manhattan

Presented by the National Autism Association and moderated by psychologist Lauren Tobing-Puente, Ph.D., this monthly support group allows parents of children with autism to meet and connect with other parents facing the same challenges. Space is limited; RSVP to [email protected]

Freshen Up Your Resume - Somers Library
March 01, 2012 - Somers

This session, presented by Laura Olert, Career Works, Inc., will teach you the latest trends in resume writing, including how to make your resume unique and market your personal brand. Please bring your resume. Register online at www.somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.

Open House and Science Fair - Cornerstone Christian School
March 01, 2012 - New City

Prospective students can visit classrooms, meet teachers, and check out student science fair projects with a biblical perspective.

Children Learn Chess with Oscar Garcia - Brooklyn Public Library, Gravesend branch
March 01, 2012 - Gravesend

Hone your chess skills with chess teacher Oscar Garcia.

Get Into It! FREE - Stepping Stones Museum
March 01, 2012 - Norwalk

The museum stays open late with free admission and an opportunity to learn about how to keep your family safe with the Norwalk Fire Department.

Searching for Blue's Clues - Total Learning & Therapy Center
March 01, 2012 - Trumbull

Dr. Michael S. Cohen, CT licensed psychologist, discusses the role of a neuropsychological assessment in your child's development. Call for reservations.

Tales for Tails - The Field Library
March 01, 2012 - Peekskill

Children in Grade 1 and up are invited (with a parent) to read to a special dog. All volunteer dogs are certified through The Good Dog Foundation. Sign-up required.

'Eat Smart New York' Series - Mount Kisco Public Library
March 01, 2012 - Mount Kisco

This nutrition program is a series of 8 Thursday sessions given by food and nutrition educator Doris Elena Argote. The program is sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Westchester County. All graduates of the program will receive a gift bag. Registration required by calling 914-864-0137. Program is free and open to all.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
March 01, 2012 - White Plains

Join Toe for stories and singing.

Poetry in Motion Performance Workshop - Wilton Library
March 01, 2012 - Wilton

Regie Gibson, a professional poet and national poetry slam winner, works with selected students on performance poetry skills in preparation for Poetry in Motion. Students will be advised of which day they are to attend.

Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe - Queens Library: Corona branch
March 01, 2012 - Corona

Astrophysicist Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, has always been passionate about astronomy and wants to share the excitement with you. At this program, you'll learn about the size and scale of the universe, the stars and other celestial wonders using hands-on-activities and assorted visuals. The program is for ages 8 and up.

North American Chinese Calligraphy Association Presents: Flushing Lecture Series - Queens Library: Flushing Branch
March 01, 2012 - Flushing

Flushing Library and NACCA (North American Chinese Calligraphy Association) will present Flushing Lecture Series Chinese Culture & Arts workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to promote Chinese culture and arts with the focus on appreciation of classical Chinese calligraphy.

New Parent/New Baby - Suffolk Y JCC
March 01, 2012 - Commack

Meet other moms, share your stories (or sagas) and bond with your baby. This class is for parents and toddlers ages 1-6 months.

Story Times - Barnes and Noble
March 01, 2012 - Manhasset

Manhattan Free School Information Session - Manhattan Free School
March 01, 2012 - East Harlem

Learn about this school's revolutionary approach to education, where students and staff are trusted to govern the school together, learning is self-directed, and classes are non-compulsory. Because students design their individual educational path, classes develop around student interest with advisors to assist students as desired.

Manhattan Free School Open House - Manhattan Free School
March 01, 2012 - East Harlem

Tour the facility and see democracy in action: Watch a decision-making meeting in progress as students and staff take responsibility for the effective operation of and quality of life at the school. Children ages 4-7 and their parents are welcome.

Road to Hollywood 2012 - Ziegfeld Theatre
March 01, 2012 - Midtown

Turner Classic Movies is bringing the Road to Hollywood tour to New York in celebration of the TCM Classic Film Festival this April in Hollywood. TCM Robert Osborne and special guest Spike Lee will host a free screening of To Kill A Mockingbird on Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 PM at the Ziegfeld Theatre. Log on to tcm.com/roadtohollywood to get your free tickets.

Family Friday Night Service - Congregation Sons of Israel
March 02, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to celebrate Shabbat with games, songs, and stories.

A Taste of Shabbat - JCC Rockland
March 02, 2012 - West Nyack

Parents or grandparents and kids can celebrate Shabbat with songs, stories, crafts, and music. Hosted by Aviva Kohl and guitar player Daniel Sonnenschein.

Read Across America Day & Dr. Seuss Celebrations - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
March 02, 2012 - White Plains

A celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Dr. Seuss's classic stories. Join in story times and activities all weekend long in honor of the author's spirit and imagination.

Monthly Family Service - Beth Am Temple
March 02, 2012 - Pearl River

This monthly service is open to members and non-members. Those with birthdays in the month of March will be recognized.

Family Shabbat - Temple B'nai Torah
March 02, 2012 - Wantagh

This family Shabbat Across America celebration honors the teachers in the Susann E. Heiman Religious School.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
March 02, 2012 - Peekskill

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

Erev Shabbat Family Service with Jeffrey Friedberg - Temple Beth Torah
March 02, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Families with toddlers are invited to this fun-filled family service with worship, musical instruments, stories, and songs.

Cat In The Hat Party - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 02, 2012 - Garnerville

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a party for the Cat in the Hat. Pre-registration is required.

LEGO Building Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
March 02, 2012 - Haverstraw

Use the library's LEGOs or bring your own. Work with friends or make new ones. No registration required.

Family Movie Night - The Moxie Spot
March 02, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Each Friday evening, Moxie Spot combines its comfy food with a program of short movies and a family friendly feature. Check website for program.

Plant Diversity: Why Roses Are Red - Queens Library: Jackson Heights Branch
March 02, 2012 - Jackson Heights

Working with a scientist, students conduct experiments and answer questions such as: What is a plant? What does it need to grow? What are tropisms? How and why do genetics affect plant adaptation and evolution?

Flushing Book Discussion Group and Film Screening: Sarah's Key - Queens Library: Flushing Branch
March 02, 2012 - Flushing

Mix literature and film at the Flushing Library. This month's book/film is Sarah's Key. Please join the rest of the group for the book discussion at 1pm. This will be followed by a screening of the book in film at 2pm.

Transformations - Loft Artist Association
March 02, 2012 - Stamford

CD's, shredded junk mail, zippers, plastic jugs, matches, nuts, bolts, cereal boxes, teabags, and a variety of other household and organic items are transformed from trash to treasure.

Study Skills Seminar - The Tutoring Center
March 02, 2012 - Wilton

The topic tonight is motivation and test-taking tips. The class is open to everyone.

Free Teen Night @ MoMA: 'The Gates' - Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMa
March 02, 2012 - Midtown West

Directed by Antonio Ferrera, Albert Maysles, David Maysles, and Matthew Prinzing, this inspirational film traces artist duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude's 25-year path through political, bureaucratic, and artistic criticism to the realization of their work, "The Gates," in Central Park in 2005. Pre-registration not required, but students must bring a valid high school ID to participate.

Winter Festival: Coming In From the Cold - Lefferts Historic House
Through March 03, 2012 - Flatbush

Come in from the cold and enter Lefferts Historic House, where games and other activities await. Have you ever played Nine-Man Morris before?

Read Across America Day & Dr. Seuss Celebrations - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
March 03, 2012 - White Plains

A celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Dr. Seuss's classic stories. Join in story times and activities all weekend long in honor of the author's spirit and imagination.

Free Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
March 03, 2012 - New Hyde Park

Keep those little hands busy as they create craft projects every Saturday this month. Children ages 3 and up are welcome at all Lakeshore Learning locations. For more information, visit www.LakeshoreLearning.com/FreeCrafts4Kids.

Drum Circle - Pelham Art Center
March 03, 2012 - Pelham

Be part of this recreational drumming experience and discover your personal rhythm! Facilitated by Damon Jackson, the drum circle is open to all ages, and no experience is required. Drums will be provided, but your own percussion instruments are very welcome!

Open House - Kumon Math & Reading Center of Suffern
March 03, 2012 - Suffern

This open house will feature read-aloud sessions, refreshments, games, giveaways, and more. For every enrollment in March, Kumon Centers will donate four books to children in need across the U.S.

Family Art Project: My Home is in Nature - Wave Hill
March 03, 2012 - Bronx

What would it be like to inhabit a new world for the very first time? Set your imagination free with the help of visionary guest artist Paul Deo, whose roots are in Harlem and New Orleans. Concoct your own ideal landscape with color, light, collage, and paint, to tell your natural dream story. Admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Geocoaching - Fort Greene Park
March 03, 2012 - Fort Greene

Kids learn how to use a GPS while searching for hidden prizes.

Free Crafts for Kids Every Saturday - Lakeshore Learning Store
March 03, 2012 - Scarsdale

Children ages 3 and up are welcome for free craft projects every Saturday. Today: A Designer Mirror. Kids design & decorate a fanciful mirror with sparkling gems, glitter paint & more. For more information, visit www.LakeshoreLearning.com/FreeCrafts4Kids.

Origami Workshop - Mount Kisco Public Library
March 03, 2012 - Mount Kisco

Join Westchester Origami Workers, a regional group of Origami, USA, on the first Saturday of each month from to share models and techniques. Free and open to all adults. No registration necessary.

Nature Photography: Winter Woods - Bloomingdale Park
March 03, 2012 - Staten Island

Photography enthusiasts can explore the natural beauty of Bloomingdale Park, with help from the Urban Park Rangers.

Saturday Family Programs: Just Girls - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
March 03, 2012 - Prospect Heights

This family concert features an all-female band celebrating Women's History Month with a multi-genre musical bash. Our female musical masterminds will show that girls can make music in every which way - singing, playing, and working together.

Free Arts and Crafts - New People's Church of NY
March 03, 2012 - Flushing

Bring your creative kids to a free arts and crafts event at the New People's Church of New York. Secure your spot by RSVPing to [email protected] All materials will be provided.

Free Music Lessons - New People's Church of NY
March 03, 2012 - Flushing

Calling all aspiring musicians. Are you interested in learning a new instrument? The New People's Church of New York will be offering free beginner lessons on drums, guitar, bass guitar, and vocals for children between the ages of 8-15. Having an instrument is preferred but not a requirement.Enrollment is limited and begins now on a first come, first served basis. Email [email protected] or call (347) 781-5054 for more information.

First Saturday Books for Babies - Wilton Library
March 03, 2012 - Wilton

Sing, play and enjoy gentle stories in this program geared for babies under 12 months old. Registration suggested.

Transformations - Loft Artist Association
March 03, 2012 - Stamford

CD's, shredded junk mail, zippers, plastic jugs, matches, nuts, bolts, cereal boxes, teabags, and a variety of other household and organic items are transformed from trash to treasure.

Free Craft Saturdays - Make Calendar Critters - Straight A's
March 03, 2012 - White Plains

Today, kids can drop in to make Calendar Critters - calendar cover-ups that mark the lion days and the lamb days. Note new time.

Free Admission for Kids! - Mashantucket Pequot Museum
March 03, 2012 - Mashantucket

Children ages 15 and younger receive free admission all day.

Bronx Family Resource Day - Bronx Library Center, Pre-Function Lobby
March 03, 2012 - Bronx

Join the New York City Child Care Resource & Referral Consortium for Bronx Family Resource Day. Representatives from a variety of community resources will be available to provide information to help families find summer camps, child care programs, and educational resources. Various workshops and activities will be available throughout the day. Face painting and giveaways will be available for children.

Spring Valley Puppet Theatre Presents Jack & the Beanstalk - Westport Library
March 03, 2012 - Westport

Hand and rod puppets take on the familiar roles of this classic tale in Michael Graham's award-winning production.

Open House: Rutgers Community Programs - Rutgers Community Programs
March 03, 2012 - Upper West Side

Learn about spring classes; summer programs for children ages 7 months to 9 years; Mommy & Me and On My Own playgroups; and arts and crafts, movement, and Mandarin programs. Open House attendees receive a $25 discount on summer classes and $50 off the preschoolers summer program. RSVP to Jennifer at 212-877-8227 x212 or [email protected]

Craft for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
March 03, 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.

Silly Hat Storytime - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
March 03, 2012 - North Salem

Stories and activities about hats. Kids should wear their favorite hat.

Literacy Open House - Kumon Math & Reading Centers
March 03, 2012 -

Kumon joins forces with Reading is Fundamental (RIF) to bring books to underprivileged children through a $50,000 donation and a nationwide literacy open house at participating Kumon Math and Reading Centers in the United States. For each new student enrollment during the month of March, Kumon North America, Inc. will donate $10, the equivalent of four new books, to RIF. Today's free literacy open house will feature read-aloud sessions of selections from Kumon's Recommended Reading List. Families are encouraged to bring a new book to donate to RIF's local chapter. Refreshments, games, and prizes will be provided for all who attend the event.

Literacy Open House - Kumon Math & Reading Centers
March 03, 2012 -

Kumon joins forces with Reading is Fundamental (RIF) to bring books to underprivileged children through a $50,000 donation and a nationwide literacy open house at participating Kumon Math and Reading Centers in the United States. For each new student enrollment during the month of March, Kumon North America, Inc. will donate $10, the equivalent of four new books, to RIF. Today's free literacy open house will feature read-aloud sessions of selections from Kumon's Recommended Reading List. Families are encouraged to bring a new book to donate to RIF's local chapter. Refreshments, games, and prizes will be provided for all who attend the event.

Literacy Open House - Kumon Math & Reading Centers
March 03, 2012 -

Kumon joins forces with Reading is Fundamental (RIF) to bring books to underprivileged children through a $50,000 donation and a nationwide literacy open house at participating Kumon Math and Reading Centers in the United States. For each new student enrollment during the month of March, Kumon North America, Inc. will donate $10, the equivalent of four new books, to RIF. Today's free literacy open house will feature read-aloud sessions of selections from Kumon's Recommended Reading List. Families are encouraged to bring a new book to donate to RIF's local chapter. Refreshments, games, and prizes will be provided for all who attend the event.

Literacy Open House - Kumon Math & Reading Centers
March 03, 2012 -

Kumon joins forces with Reading is Fundamental (RIF) to bring books to underprivileged children through a $50,000 donation and a nationwide literacy open house at participating Kumon Math and Reading Centers in the United States. For each new student enrollment during the month of March, Kumon North America, Inc. will donate $10, the equivalent of four new books, to RIF. Today's free literacy open house will feature read-aloud sessions of selections from Kumon's Recommended Reading List. Families are encouraged to bring a new book to donate to RIF's local chapter. Refreshments, games, and prizes will be provided for all who attend the event.

Literacy Open House - Kumon Math & Reading Centers
March 03, 2012 -

Kumon joins forces with Reading is Fundamental (RIF) to bring books to underprivileged children through a $50,000 donation and a nationwide literacy open house at participating Kumon Math and Reading Centers in the United States. For each new student enrollment during the month of March, Kumon North America, Inc. will donate $10, the equivalent of four new books, to RIF. Today's free literacy open house will feature read-aloud sessions of selections from Kumon's Recommended Reading List. Families are encouraged to bring a new book to donate to RIF's local chapter. Refreshments, games, and prizes will be provided for all who attend the event.

Literacy Open House - Kumon Math & Reading Centers
March 03, 2012 -

Kumon joins forces with Reading is Fundamental (RIF) to bring books to underprivileged children through a $50,000 donation and a nationwide literacy open house at participating Kumon Math and Reading Centers in the United States. For each new student enrollment during the month of March, Kumon North America, Inc. will donate $10, the equivalent of four new books, to RIF. Today's free literacy open house will feature read-aloud sessions of selections from Kumon's Recommended Reading List. Families are encouraged to bring a new book to donate to RIF's local chapter. Refreshments, games, and prizes will be provided for all who attend the event.

Literacy Open House - Kumon Math & Reading Centers
March 03, 2012 -

Kumon joins forces with Reading is Fundamental (RIF) to bring books to underprivileged children through a $50,000 donation and a nationwide literacy open house at participating Kumon Math and Reading Centers in the United States. For each new student enrollment during the month of March, Kumon North America, Inc. will donate $10, the equivalent of four new books, to RIF. Today's free literacy open house will feature read-aloud sessions of selections from Kumon's Recommended Reading List. Families are encouraged to bring a new book to donate to RIF's local chapter. Refreshments, games, and prizes will be provided for all who attend the event.

Literacy Open House - Kumon Math & Reading Centers
March 03, 2012 -

Kumon joins forces with Reading is Fundamental (RIF) to bring books to underprivileged children through a $50,000 donation and a nationwide literacy open house at participating Kumon Math and Reading Centers in the United States. For each new student enrollment during the month of March, Kumon North America, Inc. will donate $10, the equivalent of four new books, to RIF. Today's free literacy open house will feature read-aloud sessions of selections from Kumon's Recommended Reading List. Families are encouraged to bring a new book to donate to RIF's local chapter. Refreshments, games, and prizes will be provided for all who attend the event.

Literacy Open House - Kumon Math & Reading Centers
March 03, 2012 -

Kumon joins forces with Reading is Fundamental (RIF) to bring books to underprivileged children through a $50,000 donation and a nationwide literacy open house at participating Kumon Math and Reading Centers in the United States. For each new student enrollment during the month of March, Kumon North America, Inc. will donate $10, the equivalent of four new books, to RIF. Today's free literacy open house will feature read-aloud sessions of selections from Kumon's Recommended Reading List. Families are encouraged to bring a new book to donate to RIF's local chapter. Refreshments, games, and prizes will be provided for all who attend the event.

A Special Literacy Open House - Kumon of the Upper West Side
March 03, 2012 - Upper West Side

March is a month that focuses on children's literacy. The Kumon Math and Reading Center of the Upper West Side will show their support by hosting A Special Literacy Open House on Saturday, March 3 from 10am-2pm. Families are invited to attend and guests will receive a complimentary copy of Kumon's Recommended Reading List. There will be free literacy activities for children, while parents learn more about Kumon's reading and math programs. Kumon is also showing their commitment to children's literacy by partnering with Reading is Fundamental (RIF) to help bring books to all children in need across the U.S. For every enrollment during the month of March, Kumon will support literacy and make a donation to RIF. For more information email [email protected]

Guest Author Al MacCuish: Operation Alphabet - McNally Jackson
March 03, 2012 - SoHo

Guest author Al MacCuish, from the Ministry of Letters in London, brings his new book, Operation Alphabet, to McNally Jackson. Operation Alphabet features the adventures of Charlie Foxtrot, a Scottish schoolboy, rescued by the top secret Special Alphabet Service (SAS). Al and a special Ministry guest will perform an interactive reading of Operation Alphabet and help kids create their own alphabet art project, as well as hosting songs and games. Hosted by Yvonne Brooks.

Maple Sugaring - Muscoot Farm
March 04, 2012 - Katonah

Spend an afternoon finding out all there is to know about making maple syrup. Weather permitting.

Sunday Concert Series - American Folk Music - John C. Hart Memorial Library
March 04, 2012 - Shrub Oak

Harry Bolick (fiddle) and Brian Slattery (banjo) are experts on American folk music from the deep South in the 20s and 30s. They promise a rockin' good time and some eye-opening information on music of the period.

Concert with Brian Conway & Brendan Dolan - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
March 04, 2012 - Ossining

Irish fiddler Brian Conway with Brendan Dolan on piano. Doors open at 2:30pm. All are welcome to attend.

Read Across America Day & Dr. Seuss Celebrations - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
March 04, 2012 - White Plains

A celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Dr. Seuss's classic stories. Join in story times and activities all weekend long in honor of the author's spirit and imagination.

Early Morning Birdwalk: Gulls Galore - Prospect Park Audobon Center
March 04, 2012 - Flatbush

Think all gulls are the same? Take another look by exploring the Park's nature trails and discover all the different species of gulls in Prospect Park. Rain or shine. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

Bagels & Blox - Temple Beth Torah
March 04, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Parents and children ages six weeks to three years are invited for music, movement, fun, and the chance to meet other families. Contact Rachel K. Smith at [email protected] for more information.

Family Storytime: 'Seven Blind Mice' - White Plains Public Library
March 04, 2012 - White Plains

Listen to a traditional Indian folktale and enjoy traditional henna painting in this program for children ages 3 and older, and their families. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Silent Film Series: Rin-Tin-Tin in Clash of the Wolves - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
March 04, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Many people know the German shepherd dog portrayed in the 1950s TV series, but the original Rin-Tin-Tin appeared in 26 silent features and two sound serials between 1922 and 1931. This is his ninth feature, where and plays a half-breed wolf-dog named Lobo.

Classical Interludes: Phillip Lopate and the Brooklyn Philharmonic Chamber Players - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
March 04, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Author Lopate joins the Chamber Players for a concert that explores Brooklyn's development over the past 200 years. Music will include repertoire by great Brooklyn composers such as Gershwin and Copland, as well as contemporary composers.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
March 04, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Community Purim Carnival - Friedberg JCC
March 04, 2012 - Oceanside

Everyone is encouraged to come in costume for the Purim carnival. Enjoy delicious food, exciting rides, and fun carnival booths. The event is being held in partnership with Oceanside Jewish Center and Temple Avodah. Call Marcy Hallerman 516-634-4173 for more information.

Orienteeering - Cunningham Park
March 04, 2012 - Queens

Keep up that family fitness plan. Learn how to navigate using a map and compass in this orienteering program. Intensity levels range from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths) and moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain) to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs, wear comfortable shoes or boots and pack water and a light snack.

Transformations - Loft Artist Association
March 04, 2012 - Stamford

CD's, shredded junk mail, zippers, plastic jugs, matches, nuts, bolts, cereal boxes, teabags, and a variety of other household and organic items are transformed from trash to treasure.

Baby Story Time with Miss Nina - Greenlight Booksstore
March 04, 2012 - Fort Greene

Miss Nina, a recipient of a 2010 Parents' Choice Award for her debut CD "Singing & Dancing Together," brings her pink guitar and original songs to Story Time.

Purim Magic - Greenwich Reform Synagogue
March 04, 2012 - Greenwich

Enjoy a special Megillah reading/presentation conducted by Rabbi Sklarz and Cantor Lipton. Afterwards, the Youth Group will present a Purim-themed interactive drama/mystery game followed by a pizza lunch, lots of Purim treats and a special guest magician. Costumes are encouraged. Contact Erin at x221 for more information and to RSVP.

Peconic Dunes 4-H Camp Open House Days - Peconic Dunes Camp
March 04, 2012 - Peconic

Come tour the summer camp, peek into the cabins, and view the beautiful sandy beach and freshwater lake. Peconic Dunes Camp is located along the shoreline in Southold Town. Day and overnight camp opportunities for youth ages 6-16.

30th Annual Long Island Junior Soccer League Convention - Huntington Hilton
Through March 04, 2012 - Melville

Soccer players, coaches, referees, fans and volunteers will be coming to purchase soccer equipment from around the world plus attend clinics and meetings.

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island FLL Championship Tournament - Longwood High School
March 04, 2012 - Middle Island

Forty-eight elementary and middle school teams participate in In the FOOD FACTORR Challenge. teams build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGOR MINDSTORMSR NXT to solve a set of food safety missions as well as research, develop, and share their innovative solutions to improve the world's current food preparation processes.

Craft for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
March 04, 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.

Live Music with One Mo Time - Martha Clara Vineyards
March 04, 2012 - Riverhead

Enjoy live music.

Create Ability Series: Sculpture as Self Portrait - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
March 04, 2012 - Manhattan

A program for individuals with learning and developmental disabilities and their families. Participants will view sculptural works in the galleries, then create their own sculptural self portraits. Registration required; call 212-408-6347 or email [email protected]

Launch Party for 'It's a Big World, Little Pig!' - Books of Wonder
March 04, 2012 - Manhattan

Celebrate the release of the latest picture book from Olympic gold medalist figure skater and New York Times-bestselling author Kristi Yamaguchi. This story, the sequel to Yamaguchi's bestselling "Dream Big Little Pig," follows Poppy, a little pig with big dreams of attending the World Games ice-skating championship in Paris. As she embarks on this new adventure, Poppy meets a whole host of animals who look different, act different, and come from different places than she does -- but Poppy comes to realize that we are all the same at heart. Yamaguchi will present and sign copies of her new book and answer questions from young fans.

Open House: apple seeds - apple seeds
March 04, 2012 - Chelsea

Upper West Side families are invited to check out apple seeds, the all-in-one children's play space in Chelsea that will be opening a second location at 200 West End Avenue this year. Join an after-hours ultimate birthday party to celebrate five years in Chelsea. The indoor playground will be open for free play and sample classes will be offered in cooking, science, dance, art, movement and music. There will also be refreshments, giveaways, and special promotions. To RSVP, call the main number or email [email protected]

Purim Family Carnival - JCC in Manhattan
March 04, 2012 - Upper West Side

This year's new and exciting Purim Carnival includes fun carnival games and activities including: exotic animal petting zoo, inflatable bouncy houses, over 25 carnival games, obstacle courses, face painting, and live music. Game and food tickets available for purchase at the door.

Free Monthly Drop-In Creative Ballet Dance Class - Fleur de Lis Academy
March 05, 2012 - Wilton

Children aged 3-5 can join this storybook dance class that combines an introduction to traditional ballet concepts with uninhibited creative movement. Each class incorporates stories, thematic costumes and special props while introducing classical ballet technique.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
March 05, 2012 - Wilton

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

Mommy and Me Yoga - Scarsdale Public Library
March 05, 2012 - Scarsdale

With Nora LeMorin. For moms and walkers up to age 3-1/2. Registration is required but not limited to Scarsdale Library cardholders.

Wee Craft Together - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 05, 2012 - Garnerville

Toddlers with a parent or caregiver can hear a story then make a seasonal craft together. Pre-registration is required.

One Puzzle Piece at a Time - Yonkers Public Library-Riverfront
March 05, 2012 - Yonkers

Meeting for parents of Special Needs children. Community Room A.

Mommy Monday - The Voracious Reader
March 05, 2012 - Larchmont

New moms and babies gather for stories, songs, and book talk. For babies 18 months and under.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
March 05, 2012 - White Plains

Storytime and activities kids and parents will love.

Brooklyn Open - Brooklyn Public Library, Central branch
March 05, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Brooklyn Open is a monthly open mic series for teen poets, spoken word artists, emcees, scholars, and activists to share their powerful and important voices. These events are run by teens for teens, with youth DJs, youth hosts and a monthly featured poet.

Beautiful Oops!: Accidental Art Making - Queens Library: North Forest Park Branch
March 05, 2012 - Forest Hills

In this event, students will make art inspired by the book by Barney Saltzberg, Beautiful Oops! A book that shows how art can be made accidentally from torn paper or a coffee stain! Educators will demonstrate how there are no mistakes in art. Parent and child will be paired to participate and explore sensory-based activities together. Artwork will be displayed during a culminating event. Teaching artist will guide students through a multi-sensory art making experience while an instructor knowledgeable in facilitating the engagements of children with an autism spectrum disorder support students' individual social, language and learning goals. This is a family program, limited to only 6 families. All family members are encouraged to participate including siblings, grandparents and friends.

BeFitNYC Free First Monday - Al Oerter Recreation Center
March 05, 2012 - Flushing

The park's recreation centers will open their doors and welcome your family with a day of free fitness programs and activities. You can swim, bike, step, jog, lift, volley, and more. Remember to bring a photo ID and a towel if you want to workout. Some classes are available for a small fee.

Crochet for Beginners - Queens Library: Rosedale Branch
March 05, 2012 - Rosedale

Spring may be close, but a warm crochet scarf will ensure you stay bundled until the sunny weather stays. Come learn the art of crochet. Adult beginners and pros are welcome. Please bring a size "H" hook and one skein of yarn. Children will learn the basics of crochet to complete personal projects and group projects.

Read Play Grow with Babies - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
March 05, 2012 - Carroll Gardens

A babies and books storytime with focus on play. Tickets are required (contact librarian for details).

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Red Hook branch
March 05, 2012 - Red Hook

Babies and toddlers hear stories and play.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
March 05, 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 Time for Kids - Port Jefferson Library
March 05, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Kids will enjoy stories, songs, creative movement and a craft.

Geek Out - Book Talking Teens - Port Jefferson Library
March 05, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Have you read a book recently that you would like to recommend? Come in and the Library will film your review and post it onto their website.

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
March 05, 2012 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents of prospective students can meet a member of the school's Early Childhood faculty and learn more about the school's programs for young children while their children play nearby. Pregnant mothers and parents with children from birth through kindergarten age are invited. Drop-ins are welcome; advance registration is appreciated. Contact Patricia Owens at 845-356-9715 or [email protected]

Tea & Play - Early Childhood Center at Tappan Hill School
March 05, 2012 - Tarrytown

While your child plays near you, share a cup of tea with a member of the Early Childhood faculty and learn more about programs for young children. Pregnant mothers and parents with children from birth through Kindergarten age are invited. Drop-ins are welcome. Advance registration is appreciated by contacting Admissions Coordinator Patricia Owens at 845-356-9715 or [email protected]

New York Classical Theatre Presents 'Playing Moliere' - World Financial Center Winter Garden
Through March 11, 2012 - Battery Park City

In New York Classical Theatre's signature performance style, Panoramic Theatre, this unique production of Moliere's shorter comedies hearkens back to the 17th century playwright's roots in the Commedia dell'Arte. The characters of Playing Moliere, including cuckolded husbands, sneaky servants, demanding fathers, and quick-witted lovers, have inspired an entire generation of physical comedians such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and the Marx Brothers.

BABYTIME Rhythms and Rhymes - Mamaroneck Library
Through March 13, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Nursery rhymes and songs, clapping-, bouncing-, and finger-games, and the occasional picture book story. Caregivers are expected to attend and their participation is an important element of this program. For ages 6-24 months. Registration is required.

2's Company - Stories 'N' More - Mamaroneck Library
Through March 14, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Themed picture book stories, songs, and games, culminating in a craft or other hands-on activity. For 2-year-olds and a grown-up. Caregivers are expected to attend, and their participation is an important element of this program. Registration required.

Art Exhibit: Butterfly loves Bull. Bull loves Butterfly. Believing the Unbelievable. - PACE Center
Through March 15, 2012 - Mineola

Queens-born artist Rosalie Orlando Hatch invites guests to step into the fantasy world of this spirited story, celebrating unbounded love between two unlikely creatures. The images in the book visualize their frolic in fanciful settings, encouraging readers, be they children or grown-ups, to continue on in their own silly, playful game of pretend, but with a message of love. Free artist reception Saturday, January 21, 2-4pm. The exhibit runs through March 15, 2012.

Stroller Strides - Long Beach Library
Through March 15, 2012 - Long Beach

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Contact [email protected] for more information.

STORIES 'N' MORE (for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds) - Mamaroneck Library
Through March 16, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Themed picture book stories, songs, and games, culminating in a craft or other hands-on activity. Caregivers are not required to attend but must be available at the end of the program. Registration required.

CREATE SOMETHING GREAT? RECYCLED SCULPTURE CONTEST - Portledge School
Through March 16, 2012 - Locust Valley

Students in pre-K through sixth grade are encouraged to build sculptures made out of recycled and/or reusable materials designed around the theme of nocturnal animals such as bats, fireflies, raccoons, owls, skunks, and tarantulas. Contest and registration information is available at www.portledge.org/createsomethinggreat.

Piecing it Together - Collage Exhibition - ArtsWestchester
Through March 17, 2012 - White Plains

Collage is an obsessive art form with as much emphasis on process as on finished product. Piecing it Together is an exhibition of works by eight Westchester artists who exemplify the range of this quintessential modernist medium in the 21st century. Their pieced-together artworks challenge the expected and the everyday. Through March 17.

Toy Stories - Westport Arts Center
Through March 18, 2012 - Westport

Thirty major artists are represented in this exhibit on toys promoting a dialogue on how we relate to toys through memories and their prevalence in contemporary culture.

Disappearing Landscape: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum
Through March 18, 2012 - Hempstead

Pick up Great Art Caper materials while in the David Filderman Gallery to enjoy self-guided super-sleuthing. Search for the details in the works in the exhibit "The Disappearing Landscape: Selections from the Hofstra University Museum Collection" and use the clues to complete the story.The program runs through March 18, 2012.

Silly Saturday Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through March 21, 2012 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Contact [email protected] for more information. Classes run through March 21, 2012.

Bilingual Storytime - Queens Library: Far Rockaway Branch
Through March 21, 2012 - Far Rockaway

Play and learn with your child at the library. The bilingual story time is designed for children from birth to 36 months of age. Exposure to the rhythms of language and music can help introduce very young children to books and reading.

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

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

Heroes Storywalk: 'Giant Steps to Change the World' By Spike Lee - White Plains Public Library
Through March 25, 2012 - White Plains

Learn about heroes of our time - men and women who stood up for what they believed in. Guess who they are and what they did, and celebrate their achievements along this storywalk in the library. The Storywalk is based on the book entitled, "Giant Steps to Change the World," written by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee, and illustrated by Sean Qualls. Open to families with children in grades 1-6 beginning Sunday, February 19 and continuing through Sunday, March 25, 2012. Storywalk instructions are available at the Children's Information Desk (The Compass) in The Trove. Participants must sign in there before proceeding on the walk. Children in grades 1-3 must be accompanied by an adult on the walk. Children in grades 4-6 may follow the walk without an adult.

Exhibition: Figure It Out - Clay Art Center
Through March 31, 2012 - Port Chester

A national invitational exhibition featuring functional works inspired by the human form by over 70 clay artists. The works on display will be mostly functionally-based or vessel-oriented, suggestive of or inspired by the human form. The artists were challenged to interpret the theme in a way that best suited their own voice. For instance, the artists could have surface or glaze decoration that incorporates the figure or parts of the body in some way, or they might exaggerate a pot's "human" parts, such as the "foot," "neck," "shoulder," and "body." The gallery will be filled with cups and mugs, plates, platters, bowls, vases, candlesticks, teapots, salt & peppers, vessels, etc. Some will have subtle reference to the human form, others will be more obvious. The exhibit will give viewers the opportunity to view (and take home) works that have the ability to enhance their in-home dining and living experiences. Exhibit runs through March 31.

Teen Comedy Improv Classes - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
Through March 31, 2012 - Ossining

Class clowns in grades 6-12 will learn basic short and long-form improvisation techniques and build hilarious scenes based on a single topic. Improv training is not only fun but also helps teens refine critical thinking, public speaking, and social skills. Call x336 for more information. Mondays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Exhibit: Separation Anxiety - Pelham Art Center
Through March 31, 2012 - Pelham

A multi-media exhibition examining the various facets of parenthood. Artists explore the often unacknowledged worry and unease that all parents, traditional or not, must navigate. Through these investigations, cultural anxieties and debates over the definition of family, parenthood, and childhood are explored in surprising and interesting ways. Through March 31.

Nature's View - Weston Library
Through March 31, 2012 - Weston

Enjoy art at the library.

MALCOLM MORLEY IN A NUTSHELL--THE FINE ART OF PAINTING 1954–2012 - Yale School of Art 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery
Through March 31, 2012 - New Haven

The exhibit of this contemporary artist features automotive mayhem, beleaguered boats, and speeding, crashing aircraft. The oil paintings and works on paper reflect a theme of disaster and chaos while offering whimsical glimpses.

Book Babies - The Field Library
Through March 31, 2012 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time. Wednesdays at 11am, March 7, 14 and 21.

Teacher in the Library - The Field Library
Through March 31, 2012 - Peekskill

Puzzled by a homework assignment? Only understand a fraction of your math? Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. Homework help is available March 1, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 26, 27, and 29, from 4-6pm.

'Remembering 9/11' Exhibit - New-York Historical Society
Through April 01, 2012 - Upper West Side

To commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11, the New-York Historical Society presents this special exhibition, which includes a selection of several hundred photographs taken by professional and amateur photographers in the immediate aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center (originally collected in the independent exhibition "here is new york: a democracy of photographs"), as well as letters written to policemen and firemen; objects that were placed in makeshift shrines around New York; images and texts from The New York Times "Portraits of Grief" series; photographs of the Tribute in Light; and drawings of the National September 11 Memorial. When the renovated and transformed New-York Historical Society opens fully to the public on November 11, 2011, "Remembering 9/11" will be joined by a permanent installation of photographs from "here is new york" in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History. Approximately 1,500 photographs by 790 contributors will be on display, along with a large fragment of a fire truck destroyed during the 9/11 attack.

April's Fool - St. Sebastian Parish Center
Through April 03, 2012 - Woodside

Movement Theater workshop for children 8-9 years old. Mare Nostrum Elements, a theater company located in Woodside, Queens is presenting an eight session Movement Theater workshop being held every Tuesday night from 3pm-5pm. This is a free workshop and space is limited so please register by emailing us at [email protected] or calling 718-545-6665.

Barbara Roux: Environments - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through April 05, 2012 - Hempstead

Barbara Roux's work focuses on the forest and cove where she lives on the north shore of Long Island. An artist and concervationist, she uses her daily interaction with natural habitats to inform her artistic work. This original exhibition includes drawings, photographs, poetry, and sculpture. The exhibit runs through April 5, 2012.

Chiku Awali Fundraiser - Spring Valley Youth Bureau
Through April 09, 2012 - Spring Valley

Drop off your empty ink jet and laser cartridges, cell phone, and other unused or out-of-date small electronics for recycling. Funds from the collection will support Chiku Awali's Rites of Passage Program, which is designed to help adolescents make the transition from childhood to adulthood. Items can be dropped off on Monday evenings.

Chiku Awali Fundraiser - Spring Valley Youth Bureau
Through April 09, 2012 - Spring Valley

Drop off your empty ink jet and laser cartridges, cell phone, and other unused or out-of-date small electronics for recycling. Funds from the collection will support Chiku Awali's Rites of Passage Program, which is designed to help adolescents make the transition from childhood to adulthood. Items can be dropped off on Monday evenings.

Chiku Awali Fundraiser - Spring Valley Youth Bureau
Through April 09, 2012 - Spring Valley

Drop off your empty ink jet and laser cartridges, cell phone, and other unused or out-of-date small electronics for recycling. Funds from the collection will support Chiku Awali's Rites of Passage Program, which is designed to help adolescents make the transition from childhood to adulthood. Items can be dropped off on Monday evenings through April 9.

Gallery of Historic Toys - FAO Schwarz
Through April 10, 2012 - Midtown

This year FAO Schwarz is celebrating its 150th Anniversary. Since founder Frederick August Otto Schwarz, a German immigrant, opened the doors to the toy emporium in 1862, FAO has been known for its one-of-a-kind products. To pay homage to a number of the world's best-known toys and brands that have influenced generations of kids over the years, the company's flagship store will display a "Gallery of Historic Toys" through mid-April, providing visitors a glimpse into the retailer's storied history. The gallery features vintage editions of 25 of the world's best known playthings, including the original Etch A Sketch and original Richard Steiff Bear, as well as FAO artifacts, such as a 1909 sales ledger and the friendly face of the FAO Schwarz Clock Tower that greeted millions of the store's guests from 1986-2004. The gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the store and is available for viewing during regular store hours.

Palisades Indoor Farmers Market - Paliades Community Center
Through May 19, 2012 - Palisades

This seasonal farm market returns. Shop for fresh produce and baked goods in the cozy confines of an 1870 schoolhouse.

Fifty Years of Latin American Art: Selections from the Neuberger Museum of Art - 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery
Through May 30, 2012 - Midtown

A selection of art work from the Neuberger Museum of Art will be on display at the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery to celebrate fifty years of Latin American Arts. The show includes work that dates from the 1960s to the present by some of the most renowned artists of the twentieth century, working inside and outside of their homelands, such as: Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Jose Clemente Orozco and Rufino Tamayo, as well as contemporary artists including Julio Antonio, Leda Catunda, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Jose Luis Cuevas, Arturo Duclos, Florencio Gelabert, Betsabee Romero, Nicolas De Jesus, Carlos Garaicoa, Eduardo Mac Entyre, Arturo Mallmann, Maria Martinez-Canas, Marta Maria Perez Bravo, Jesus Rafael Soto, Gerardo Suter, and Eugenia Vargas. Rather than being organized by chronology or geography, the exhibition is organized into nine distinct sections, both monographic and thematic, including a two-part section on kinetic art and its descendants. The exhibition is curated by Patrice Giasson, Associate Curator of Art of the Americas, and Annabel Rhodeen, a Neuberger Curatorial Fellow. It is sponsored by GALLERY 1285 Avenue of the Americas in partnership with Jones Lang LaSalle as a community-based public service.

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
Through June 03, 2012 - Manhattan

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO), which includes about 25 talented musicians between the ages of 11 and 18, burns through jazz classics while listeners enjoys Blue Smoke's brunch menu (lunch menu, kids menu, and full bar are also available). Jazz Standard donates $1 from each kid's menu item sold to Spoons Across America.

"Latin Roots: East Harlem" and "Spirit of Community: Artists of East Harlem" - Dwyer Cultural Center
Through June 30, 2012 - Harlem

"Latin Roots: East Harlem," a multimedia public art exhibit, celebrates East Harlem's cultural and historical importance by honoring seven remarkable local heroes. The stories of the honorees are told by New York City public school students. "Spirit of Community: Artists of East Harlem," a visual art exhibit reflects a vibrant and thriving landscape of art in El Barrio. With works by emerging and mid-career artists who make the neighborhood their home, the exhibit captures the sounds, colors, cadences, textures, and people of the East Harlem mosaic, celebrating its joys and its pathos.

Art Exhibit - Suzuki Music School of Westport
Through July 01, 2012 - Westport

Four renowned Connecticut artists compliment the walls of the music school with their landscapes, still lifes, and portrait paintings.

Storytimes with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through August 31, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Story time is led by Emily Terte, the creative director of The Moxie Spot. She has years of experience working with young children as an elementary school teacher and librarian, and she combines her love of books, puppets, and children to give children (and parents) an extraordinary story time experience.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Lyceum
Through August 31, 2012 - Park Slope

Children can work on their chess skills via competition and instruction.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through August 31, 2012 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through August 31, 2012 - Canarsie

Affected by or confronting autism? You are not alone. Share your experiences and support each other. While the support group is in session, parents/caregivers can bring their children and their siblings.

Saturday Pediatric Clinic - New York Methodist Hospital
Through August 31, 2012 - Park Slope

New York Methodist Hospital offers free preventive dental education, information, and toothbrushes on Saturday mornings by appointment. Call the Department of Dental Medicine at 718-780-5410 or Dental Educator Brendan Wheeler at 718-780-5367.

Bereavement Support Groups for Children and Teens - St. Joseph's High School for Girls
Through August 31, 2012 - Downtown Brooklyn

Children and teens who may feel isolated in grieving the death of a loved one will be given the opportunity to meet and be with others struggling with similar losses. Groups will meet for eight consecutive weeks. Presented by Calvary Hospital. Contact Kristen Finneran, MS at 646-739-1005 to register and for further information.

Nature's Helpers - Prospect Park Audobon Center
Through September 30, 2012 - Flatbush

Spend some time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it tidy along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
Through December 03, 2012 - Homecrest

Babies and toddlers hear stories, sing songs and rhymes, and play.

Toddler Story Time - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 17, 2012 - Piermont

Bring your little one, ages 6 months to 5 years, for stories and songs. Pre-registration is required. Meets every Monday except holidays.

Music Classes for Children - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 19, 2012 - Piermont

Young children are given the chance to develop basic competence in music by providing them with a rich musical experience in a relaxed and playful environment. Presented by Moon River Music Together with Catherine Rubin, the class teaches music through play. Meets the third Wednesday of each month.

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through December 28, 2012 - Pomona

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

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 29, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Share a family experience of singing, dancing, and praying as well as a weekly story and other activities. Each Saturday through December.

Sha'Baby Shabbat - Romemu
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Sha'Baby engages your child's special energy to warm him/her up for creating sacred time during Shabbat. Dancing, laughing, praying, and singing are all a part of this special Shabbat service.

Volunteer Opportunities - Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Rockland County
Through December 31, 2012 - New City

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County is seeking mentors, especially men, to volunteer as role model friends for youth in our community. Applicants must be at least eighteen years of age, have a valid driver's license, must have transportation and be covered under automobile insurance, and must be able to commit to volunteer for a minimum of four hours a month for one year. Call or visit online for an application.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 01, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 11, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Call to register. Classes run through January 11, 2013

Sculpture Mystery: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection. Pick up your caper kit at Emily Lowe Gallery, have fun while discovering more about these works, and at the end of the caper return to Emily Lowe Gallery for a prize. For everyone ages 4-9 and their grown-up companions all year-round. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Sculpture Exploration Backpack - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Kids and their grown up companions can stop in at the Hofstra University Museum's Emily Lowe Gallery, and pick up a backpack. At the end of your tour, return the backpack and each child will receive a small gift from the Museum. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

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