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KIDS THEATER IN BRONX WEEK OF FEBRUARY 6

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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 6 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 6, 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 February 24, 2012 - Brooklyn

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

Kidnastics - Westhampton Free Library
February 06, 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.

Free Monthly Drop-In Creative Ballet Dance Class - Fleur de Lis Academy
February 06, 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.

Discoveries Program: Artful Containers - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 06, 2012 - Manhattan

A program for adults and children with learning and/or developmental disabilities together with friends and family members. Each Discoveries workshop focuses on a theme and includes a gallery tour followed by a related art activity in the studio. Advance reservations required; call 212-650-2010 or email [email protected]

Stories and a Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 06, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited for stories and a craft. Pre-registration is required.

Tales & Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 06, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months with a parent or caregiver are invited to enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles. Pre-regiratation is required.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
February 06, 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 06, 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 06, 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]

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
February 06, 2012 - Stony Point

Young readers ages 3 and up can hear stories, sing songs, and make a craft. Pre-registration is required.

Wee Craft Together - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 06, 2012 - Garnerville

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

Beginner/Intermediate Yoga - Ossining Public Library
February 06, 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 Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
February 06, 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.

Brooklyn Open - Brooklyn Public Library, Central branch
February 06, 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.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Highway branch
February 06, 2012 - Gravesend

Toddlers, 18-36 months, enjoy stories and socializing.

Lego Builders Club - Queens Library: Long Island City Branch
February 06, 2012 - Long Island City

Do your kids like to build with Legos? Bring them to the library Lego club, and they can build architectural masterpieces along side other kids. Construction helmets are optional.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
February 07, 2012 - Wilton

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

Tuesday Tales - The Field Library
February 07, 2012 - Peekskill

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

Tales & Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 07, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to age 36 months with a parent or caregiver are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, bubbles. Pre-registration is required.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 07, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers ages 3-5 are invited for stories, songs, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
February 07, 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 07, 2012 - Wilton

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

Top Ten Strategies for Parenting Children with ADHD - Seaford SEPTA, Seaford Middle School
February 07, 2012 - Seaford

This presentation covers the facts about ADHD beyond the diagnosis that you may not know, and how to best prepare yourself for the journey ahead. Cindy Goldrich, ED.M., ACAC is a Certified ADHD Coach and parenting specialist. Call to register.

All You Ever Wanted To Know About Breastfeeding - JCC Rockland
February 07, 2012 - West Nyack

Let La Leche League give you up-to-date information on nursing: benefits, new beginnings, overcoming breastfeeding obstacles, and weaning. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month through June 5 and is led by Elly Gail Egenberg, Accredited lactation counselor and La Leche League Leader. Be sure to stay for Story Time at the J.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
February 07, 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.

Storytime at the J - JCC Rockland
February 07, 2012 - West Nyack

Mingle with other parents, listen to child friendly books, and share parenting stories. Healthy snacks will be served.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
February 07, 2012 - Stony Point

Young readers ages 3 and up can hear stories, sing songs, and make a craft. Pre-registration is required.

Wee Craft Together - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 07, 2012 - Garnerville

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

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
February 07, 2012 - Haverstraw

Pre-schoolers are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more.

Pajama Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 07, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 are encouraged to don their favorite PJs for this special, nighttime storytime. Pre-registration is required.

Chocolate Lollipops & Fondue - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 07, 2012 - Garnerville

Teens can make Valentines Day lollipops. While they cool and harden, chocolate-lovers will have fun dipping enjoy dipping cookies into a pot of chocolate fondue. Pre-registration is required.

Valentine Book Making - Chappaqua Public Library
February 07, 2012 - Chappaqua

Children in grades K-2 are invited to write, illustrate, and bind a love story. Registration required.

Colorful Tuesdays - GREEN! - Chappaqua Public Library
February 07, 2012 - Chappaqua

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

Musical Munchkins - Scarsdale Public Library
February 07, 2012 - Scarsdale

An interactive music program using multi-culturally inspired instruments, drumming, movement, multi-language songs, pretend play, and song versions of children's favorite story books.

Nigerian Highlife Music with Patrick Osadebe and the Mikata Band - South Norwalk Library
February 07, 2012 - South Norwalk

This group of six musicians incorporates visual excitement, congas, bass guitar, vocals and Kora (African string instrument from Mali) into this style of listening and dancing music. A bit of history is woven into the performance. To register for the program, call ext 2.

Preschool Time with First RIF - Brooklyn Public Library, Highlawn branch
February 07, 2012 - Brooklyn

Preschoolers enjoy books, fingerplays, and crafts. Earn free books through RIF.

Preschool Time with First RIF - Brooklyn Public Library, Highlawn branch
February 07, 2012 - Brooklyn

Preschoolers enjoy books, fingerplays, and crafts. Earn free books through RIF.

Our Garden Club - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
February 07, 2012 - Marine Park

Dig, plant and water. Learn about nature through gardening, stories, and crafts.

ACT vs. SAT: The Basics on College Admissions Tests - Westport Public Library
February 07, 2012 - Westport

College consultant Susan Wexler and tutor Rafe Steinhauer explain the difference between the two college entrance exams and answer questions from students and parents.

Teen in the Box - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
February 07, 2012 - Dyker Heights

Teens choose from boxes containing a variety of board games, writing and drawing tools, and more. Library card required.

Children's Storytime - Barnes and Noble
February 07, 2012 - Lake Grove

Stories, songs and crafts featuring a different theme every week.

Storytime for Preschoolers - Barnes and Noble -- Bay Shore
February 07, 2012 - Bay Shore

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

Storytime for Babies and Toddlers - Barnes and Noble - Bay Shore
February 07, 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.

ANIME MANGA CLUB - Westhampton Free Library
February 07, 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.

'What Color is My World? The Lost History of African-American Inventors' - Barnes & Noble Tribeca
February 07, 2012 - Manhattan

Author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will read from and sign copies of his book.

'Seven Keys to Unlock Autism: Making Miracles in the Classroom' - Barnes & Noble Upper East Side
February 07, 2012 - Manhattan

Author Elaine Hall will discuss her book, hold a Q&A session, and sign copies.

Auditions for the National Children's Chorus - Church of St. Paul the Apostle
February 07, 2012 - Manhattan

The National Children's Chorus in New York City provides musically talented children the opportunity to learn and grow in an extraordinary environment. The finest instructors work with students to develop their vocal skills from the most basic concepts through the college level. Tone quality, breath support, and musical expression are cultivated within the individual singers, while working together as an ensemble culminates in world-class performances. The National Children's Chorus is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2012 season. Auditions will be held on the evenings of Tuesday, February 7 and Thursday, February 9, at The Church of Saint Paul the Apostle, near Columbus Circle. To schedule an appointment, please visit www.nationalchildrenschorus.com or call 646-308-1744.

Parent Workshop: Sex Education in Special Education - Aaron Academy
February 07, 2012 - Manhattan

School psychologists Adam Moro, Amy Reale, and Erin Cassidy, along with speech pathologist Alison Sekora and guidance counselor Adrienne Nagy, will lead a practical presentation on best practices in communicating with teenage children with special needs about puberty, relationships, and their developing bodies and minds. This workshop will focus on the gap between physical development and cognitive and emotional development often seen in children with special needs, and how to address these changes in a developmentally sensitive manner. This workshop is free and open to the public. RSVP to Adam Moro at [email protected] or 212-867-5443.

La Leche League of Clarkstown Monthly Meeting - Private Home
February 08, 2012 - Tappan

The La Leche League of Clarkstown holds its monthly meeting. All breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend these informal, ongoing discussions. Babies and older siblings are also welcome.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 08, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-5 are invited with a parent or caregiver to hear stories. Pre-registration is required.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
February 08, 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 08, 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.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
February 08, 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.

Valentine's Day Card Workshop - The Field Library
February 08, 2012 - Peekskill

All ages are invited to make a one-of-a-kind, super-fancy, sparkly Valentine for that special somebody.

MOVIE & DISCUSSION: 'CHICKEN FLICK' - BACKYARD CHICKENS FOR ALL! - Greenburgh Nature Center
February 08, 2012 - Scarsdale

Imagine your breakfast omelet made from your own fresh, organic, Omega-rich eggs! "Chicken Flick" is a short film made by local environmentalist filmmakers Nikki Coddington and Susan Rubin. You will meet four Westchester County families who are enjoying the fun and benefits of raising chickens in their own backyards. After the film, you can ask questions of the filmmakers and the panel of local chicken owners - you may even walk away ready to take up this easier-than-you-think, fun and profitable hobby yourself! This program will be held at the Nature Center in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group.

Celebrate Tu B'Shevat - JCC Rockland
February 08, 2012 - West Nyack

Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Tu B'Shevat with crafts, songs, and healthy snacks.

Cookie Decorating - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 08, 2012 - Garnerville

Have some sweet fun decorating cookies.

St. Paul's and the Presidents - A Historical Presentation - St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
February 08, 2012 - Mt. Vernon

A historical program exploring the connections of five President to the St. Paul's site. Light refreshments will be served.

Maccabi Games Information and Sign-Up Meeting -Tennis/Swimming/Track/Golf/Table Tennis/Bowling/Dance/ArtsFest - JCC Mid-Westchester
February 08, 2012 - Scarsdale

Teens 13-17 years old will travel to Houston, TX, Memphis, TN or Rockland County, NY this summer to compete in the largest Jewish teen sporting event in the world. Participate in team or individual sports, or arts specialties including dance, music, acting, and more. The Games also promote community involvement, teamwork and pride in being Jewish. Information for Tennis/Swimming/Track/Golf/Table Tennis/Bowling/Dance/ArtsFest. Snow date: February 9.

Family Fun - Ossining Public Library - Children's Program Room
February 08, 2012 - Ossining

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

Bereavement Support Group - Chai Jewish Center
February 08, 2012 - Dix Hills

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support groups meetings for parents on the second Wednesday of every month. Call Karen Flyer for information.

TEEN ZOMBIE CLUB - Westport Public Library
February 08, 2012 - Westport

Join the Westport Library Zombie Club to meet monthly to play zombie games, watch movies, and do other zombie-related activities. For middle school and up. Register online.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Saratoga branch
February 08, 2012 - Brownsville

Children up to 5 years read, make friends, and play.

Chess for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights branch
February 08, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Kids play and learn chess.

Turning 5 - United Cerebral Palsey of New York City
February 08, 2012 - Midwood

Understand the steps, options and possibilities for your child with special needs entering kindergarten.

3-D Eco Art on Canvas - Queens Library: Long Island City Branch
February 08, 2012 - Long Island City

In this event led by tree branch artist Vincent M. Smythe, kids ages 8 and up learn to make recycling and reusing fun. Come create an environmentally themed painting incorporating recycled tree branches. Preregistration is required. Please call, visit the library or sign up on the website.

Weekly Storytime - Barnes & Noble Booksellers-Huntington Station
February 08, 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 08, 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.

Valentine Craft - New Fairfield Free Public Library
February 08, 2012 - New Fairfield

New Fairfield Free Public Library invites children in kindergarten through second grade to make a Valentine’s Day craft. Call to register.

Children's Storytime - Barnes and Noble
February 09, 2012 - Lake Grove

Stories, songs and crafts featuring a different theme every week.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 09, 2012 - Garnerville

Stories, songs, puppets, and more in Spanish and English. Pre-registration is required.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
February 09, 2012 - White Plains

Join Toe for stories and singing.

Mother Goose Rhymes for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
February 09, 2012 - Stony Point

Babies up to 35 months with a parent or caregiver are invited for pretend, stories, songs, finger plays, bubbles, stickers, and of course Mother Goose rhymes. Pre-registration is required.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 09, 2012 - Garnerville

The library hosts stories, songs, puppets, and other fun for children ages 3-5. Pre-registration is required.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 09, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is requested.

The Orchard Beach Pavilion: Past, Present, and Future - Bartow Pell Mansion
February 09, 2012 - Bronx

MoMA Curator Emerita Deborah Wye discusses her research on the grand bathhouse pavilion at Orchard Beach. This landmark structure, highly recognized for its Modern Classical style and Art Deco details, is unfortunately in deteriorating condition. Ms. Wye will trace its beginnings in the 1930s as part of the vision of Parks Commissioner Robert Moses and Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia for a recreational complex along the shore in Pelham Bay Park. She will also explore the pavilion's current state and possible plans for its future use. Registration requested.

Valentine's Day Crafts - Scarsdale Public Library
February 09, 2012 - Scarsdale

Make something special for someone special. No registration required.

K-2 Club - A Valentine's Day Story - White Plains Public Library
February 09, 2012 - White Plains

After-school storytime for Kindergarten-Grade 2 with a craft and cookie snack. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the start of the program.

Tot Shabbat - Temple B'nai Torah
February 09, 2012 - Wantagh

Join Rabbi Marci Bellows, Cantor Steve Sher, and others for a special early childhood Shabbat experience of singing, and storytelling.

OPEN HOUSE - Admissions for September 2012 - Green Vale School
February 09, 2012 - Old Brookville

The Green Vale School offers nursery, elementary, and middle level instruction. The school’s programs and core values provide a consistent challenge to excel, and prepare each student to lead. Contact [email protected] or 516-621-2420, ext.146.

Ridge Kids Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
February 09, 2012 - Bay Ridge

You don't have to be a "Ridge Kid" to attend this writing workshop.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Gerritsen Beach branch
February 09, 2012 - Gerritsen Beach

Kids create some art (a great after-school activity).

Kids' Tutoring - Brooklyn Public Library, Cypress Hills branch
February 09, 2012 - Cypress Hills

Kids can get tutoring and homework help from a NYC schoolteacher.

African-American Heritage Stories, Music, and Crafts - Queens Library: Hillcrest Branch
February 09, 2012 - Hillcrest

Get your kids involved in celebrating Black History Month. Explore African-American traditions, music, and crafts at this hands-on workshop. This event is a free program for children and teens, ages 6–14.

Creating Extraordinary Mind and Body Wellness - The Family Wellness Center
February 09, 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.

Winter Track & Field Clinic - Jackie Robinson Recreation Center, Jackie Robinson Park
February 09, 2012 - Hamilton Heights

Children ages 8-12 can learn the basic techniques of track and field events and prepare to compete in organized competitions.

eBay and Brad Pitt’s "Make It Right" Exhibition - Chelsea Market
February 09, 2012 - Chelsea

eBay and Brad Pitt's "Make It Right" invite you to a special exhibition of celebrity experiences and memorabilia for auction on eBay Celebrity, benefiting New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward. The gallery is open to the public February 9-12 at the vibrant Chelsea Market in Manhattan. It will feature creative displays of a variety of items such a signed guitar by Katy Perry, a tennis match with Kevin Spacey, a gown worn by Charlize Theron, and much more.

Auditions for the National Children's Chorus - Church of St. Paul the Apostle
February 09, 2012 - Manhattan

The National Children's Chorus in New York City provides musically talented children the opportunity to learn and grow in an extraordinary environment. The finest instructors work with students to develop their vocal skills from the most basic concepts through the college level. Tone quality, breath support, and musical expression are cultivated within the individual singers, while working together as an ensemble culminates in world-class performances. The National Children's Chorus is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2012 season. Auditions will be held on the evenings of Tuesday, February 7 and Thursday, February 9, at The Church of Saint Paul the Apostle, near Columbus Circle. To schedule an appointment, please visit www.nationalchildrenschorus.com or call 646-308-1744.

'Eat Smart New York' Series - Mount Kisco Public Library
February 09, 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.

Open House - Nursery School of the Nyacks
February 09, 2012 - Nyack

The school hosts an open house for parents with children ages 2, 3, and 4.

Your Top 5 Rights of Special Education - Resources for Children with Special Needs
February 10, 2012 - Manhattan

Under federal law, your child with special needs is entitled to an appropriate education. This workshop will give you an overview of your rights - and how to act on them.

Storytime with Clifford, The Big Red Dog - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
February 10, 2012 - West Nyack

Bring your favorite young reader for Clifford stories and the chance to meet The Big Red Dog in person. This special event will also include an art activity.

Valentine Film and Craft Special - Rose Memorial Library
February 10, 2012 - Stony Point

Children ageJoin us for a Valentine film, sparkling crafts, and chocolate treats.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
February 10, 2012 - Peekskill

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

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 10, 2012 - Garnerville

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

FREE Fridays at Guild Hall - Guild Hall
February 10, 2012 - East Hampton

Come check out the Student Art Festival, featuring the artwork of students from Bridgehampton to Montauk.

Free Teen Night Open House: Celebrating Black History Month - Brooklyn Museum
February 10, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Planned by teens, for teens, this event is being held in conjunction with the exhibition Question Bridge: Black Males and will include interactive gallery activities and live performances. RSVP: (718) 501-6588 or e-mail [email protected]

Family Movie Night - The Moxie Spot
February 10, 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.

Celebrating Black History Month: Paul Robeson - Chappaqua Public Library
February 10, 2012 - Chappaqua

Chappaqua resident Marion "Doc" Davis will bring Paul Robeson to life in this presentation, which includes a short video.

Victorian Valentine Tea - Chappaqua Public Library
February 10, 2012 - Chappaqua

Children in grades K-4 make a Victorian craft, then enjoy a formal tea at the Horace Greeley House. Co-sponsored by the New Castle Historical Society. Registration required.

Student Art Festival Part I, Grades K-8 - Guild Hall
February 10, 2012 - East Hampton

Part I of the Student Art Festival features work created by elementary and middle school students from Bridgehampton to Montauk. Throughout the exhibition, Guild Hall offers free do-it-yourself crafts on the weekends.

PJ Storytime - Westhampoton Free Library
February 10, 2012 - Westhampton Beach

Drop in for some stories to lull you off to a winter's night of sweet dreams. Wear your pajamas. No registration required.

eBay and Brad Pitt’s "Make It Right" Exhibition - Chelsea Market
February 10, 2012 - Chelsea

eBay and Brad Pitt's "Make It Right" invite you to a special exhibition of celebrity experiences and memorabilia for auction on eBay Celebrity, benefiting New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward. The gallery is open to the public February 9-12 at the vibrant Chelsea Market in Manhattan. It will feature creative displays of a variety of items such a signed guitar by Katy Perry, a tennis match with Kevin Spacey, a gown worn by Charlize Theron, and much more.

Valentine’s Day Workshop - Jacadi Madison Avenue Boutique
February 10, 2012 - Upper East Side

The iconic French children’s apparel brand, Jacadi, in conjunction with French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), presents a series of customized workshops designed to bring French language and culture to parents and their children at select Jacadi stores in the metropolitan area. On February 10, celebrate Valentine's Day en français with FIAF and Jacadi. Children will enjoy a French story about love, learn a song in French, and create their own Valentine hearts to take home. Enjoy 10 percent savings on all purchases made during the event and receive a complimentary tote. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop. RSVP required; contact Guitty Roustai at [email protected] or 646-388-6605.

SIM Music Listening Salon - Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
February 10, 2012 - Brooklyn

Join SIM (School for Improvised Music) faculty as they listen to recordings and share their insights as musicians - www.schoolforimprov.org.

Free Concert with Brett Band for Kids - Buckley Day Camp
February 11, 2012 - Roslyn

Everyone’s invited to this high-energy interactive concert that's sure to have kids laughing and dancing. Perfect for children ages 1-5 and their families.

Family Art Project: Hearts and Flowers - Wave Hill
February 11, 2012 - Bronx

Breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse blossoms and appreciate their colorful blooms. Use them as inspiration to make lovely, lacy and flowerful Valentine's Day cards. Admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Mini Anime/Comic Con - Somers Library
February 11, 2012 - Somers

Join us for the first ever Mini Anime/Comic Con. There will be a costume contest, skits, a raffle, games, prizes, anime, and more!

Free Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
February 11, 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.

Great Backyard Bird Count - Prospect Park Audobon Center
February 11, 2012 - Flatbush

Help audubon naturalists track North American bird populations, including such varieties as winter finches, songbirds, and waterfowl.

Summer Internship Application Deadline - Beardsley Zoo
February 11, 2012 - Bridgeport

Internships are available for college level students in Animal Care, Education, or Veterinary Care. An application and program details may be found on the Web site under Get Involved; Volunteer; Interns.

Presidents Day & African American History Month - St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
February 11, 2012 - Mt. Vernon

Talks and re-enactments commemorating Presidents' Day and February as Black History Month, including appearances by Presidents Washington, Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, and underground railroad icon Harriet Tubman, plus historic activities for children. Program includes a special talk by a Yale historian about emancipation during the Civil War, and a consideration of Presidential leadership across the generations by Professor Andrew Robertson of Lehman College.

Free Craft Saturdays - Create a Loving Picture & Frame - Straight A's
February 11, 2012 - White Plains

Today, kids can drop in and make a frame to display their drawing of their favorite thing. Straight A's sells educational toys, gifts and teacher supplies.

Celebrate Black History Month - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
February 11, 2012 - Haverstraw

Families are invited to celebrate Black History Month with crafts and games. Pre-registration is required.

Valentines Day Storytime: Plant A Kiss - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
February 11, 2012 - West Nyack

In anticipation of Valentine's Day, the store hosts a special storytime featuring Plant a Kiss, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Children will find out how one small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined in this epic journey about life, kindness, and giving. Cookies and hot cocoa will served.

Origami Bob Workshop - Ossining Public Library - Children's Program Room
February 11, 2012 - Ossining

Origami projects for children ages 7 and older. Limited to the first 12 children to arrive by 2pm.

Birding: Winter Birds - Silver Lakes Park
February 11, 2012 - Staten Island

Observe and learn about the Winter birds of Staten Island.

Valentine's Day Doll Tea Party - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
February 11, 2012 - White Plains

A special tea-time celebration of Valentine's Day. Kids can get dressed up and bring their favorite doll or teddy bear for an afternoon of refreshments, stories, and crafts. RSVP required.

Special Valentine's Day Story Time - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
February 11, 2012 - White Plains

A special themed story time full of fun books and activities.

Saturday Family Programs: Jazz 4 Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 11, 2012 - Prospect Heights

A great introduction to America's original music, exposing children to jazz legends such as Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Sonny Rollins while touching on the blues, spirituals and slave songs that gave rise to the form. Lots of participation involved!

Binoculars Up! - Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield
February 11, 2012 - Fairfield

Join long time birder and naturalist Richard Worth who teaches how to identity Connecticut's winter birds by sight and sound and flight pattern. Learn whose at the feeder at this time of year, their feeding habits, and their characteristics. Bring your binoculars, note pad and field guides. Identification books are also available in the Nature Store. Donations appreciated. Register in advance by calling ext. 109.

Drop-in Valentine's Day Crafts - Wilton Library
February 11, 2012 - Wilton

Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a Valentine's Day craft to take home. No registration necessary.

HENNA ART - Westport Public Library
February 11, 2012 - Westport

Henna artist Sejal Soni speaks about the Indian art of henna and creates designs on hands or arms lasting about 7-10 days. Register online at westportlibrary.org.

Special Storytime for Valentine's Day - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
February 11, 2012 - West Nyack

In time for Valentine's Day, the store hosts a special story time with Plant a Kiss, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Children can hear how one small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined in this epic journey about life, kindness, and giving.

Lunar New Year Concert 2012 - Queens Library: Flushing Branch
February 11, 2012 - Flushing

New York Vocal Artists Research Center is a non-profit organization established three years ago in New York. It is comprised of professional singers, pianists and composers from China. At this concert, the group's songs will include Chinese folk songs, Italian opera arias and popular songs.

Open House: Church Street School for Music and Art - Church Street School for Music and Art
February 11, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

During this day of free music and art, attendees can sample a group guitar or piano class, create an art project, and experience a live performance.

Student Art Festival Part I, Grades K-8 - Guild Hall
February 11, 2012 - East Hampton

Part I of the Student Art Festival features work created by elementary and middle school students from Bridgehampton to Montauk. Throughout the exhibition, Guild Hall offers free do-it-yourself crafts on the weekends.

DIY Crafts for Kids - Guild Hall
February 11, 2012 - East Hampton

In conjunction with the Student Art Festival Part I, Guild Hall offers free do-it-yourself crafts. Materials included.

Valentine's Day Storytime - Barnes and Noble at Smith Haven Mall
February 11, 2012 - Lake Grove

Come for a very special Valentine's story time featuring the children's title "Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal."

GAME ON! - Westhampton Free Library
February 11, 2012 - Westhampton Beach

Come to the library after it closes to play your favorite computer/video games. No Registration Required.

MoMA Family Films: 'Quiet Please! Silent Films' - Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building at MoMA
February 11, 2012 - Manhattan

Silent films "One Week" (1920; USA), directed by Buster Keaton and F. Edward Klein, and "The Lonedale Operator" (1911; USA), directed by D. W. Griffith, will be accompanied by live music by Ben Model. This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids (recommended for kids ages 6 and older). Admission is free. Tickets are distributed on the day of the program only, on a first-come, first-served basis, at the reception desk in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, from 10-10:30am and from 11:30am-12pm. Tickets are also distributed at the information desk in MoMA's main lobby.

Open House: Church Street School for Music and Art - Church Street School for Music and Art
February 11, 2012 - Tribeca

Learn more about the only nonprofit arts school in Lower Manhattan: Sing and dance with teacher Richard Younger, sample a group guitar or piano class, create an art project, and experience a live performance.

Reel Encounters 2012 - Countee Cullen Library
February 11, 2012 - Harlem

See a selection of award-winning films from around the globe that deal with special needs. Part of the Reel Abilities New York Disabilities Film Festival.

Theater Breaking Through Barriers Presents 'The Merchant of Venice' - The JCC in Manhattan
February 11, 2012 - Upper West Side

The only Off-Broadway theater dedicated to advancing professional actors and writers with disabilities presents a staged reading of one of Shakespeare's most thrilling and controversial plays and reveals the parallel of prejudice based on race, religion, and disability in a multicultural society that's an international trading center. Be it Venice in 1600 or New York City today, it's a place where cultures clash and conflict ensues. Go online or call 646-505-5708 to register. Part of the Reel Abilities New York Disabilities Film Festival.

eBay and Brad Pitt’s "Make It Right" Exhibition - Chelsea Market
February 11, 2012 - Chelsea

eBay and Brad Pitt's "Make It Right" invite you to a special exhibition of celebrity experiences and memorabilia for auction on eBay Celebrity, benefiting New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward. The gallery is open to the public February 9-12 at the vibrant Chelsea Market in Manhattan. It will feature creative displays of a variety of items such a signed guitar by Katy Perry, a tennis match with Kevin Spacey, a gown worn by Charlize Theron, and much more.

Admissions Open House - Vincent Smith School
February 11, 2012 - Port Washington

Attend this open house for information on Vincent Smith School which serves students with learning disabilities such as ADD, ADHD, Asperger Syndrome and Expressive and Receptive Language issues. Students experience academic success, emotional growth, and social acceptance in this environment.

Author A.P. Tureaud Celebrates Black History Month - Mount Kisco Public Library
February 11, 2012 - Mount Kisco

Celebrate Black History Month with the author of "A More Noble Cause: A.P. Tureaud and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Louisiana," Alexander P. Tureaud Jr. Mr. Tureaud will lead a discussion on the life and times of A.P. Tureaud, Sr., renowned civil rights activist, chronicling Mr. Tureaud's journeys and courageous battles for justice in 20th-Century New Orleans. For more information call 914-864-0137.

Free Crafts for Kids Every Saturday - Lakeshore Learning Store
February 11, 2012 - Scarsdale

Children ages 3 and up are welcome for free craft projects every Saturday. Today: Be Mine! Valentine Mailbox. Receiving Valentines is double the fun...with a heart-shaped mailbox to collect them in! For more information, visit www.LakeshoreLearning.com/FreeCrafts4Kids.

J&R Jr. Grand Opening - J&R Jr. Super Boutique for Kids
February 11, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

J&R Music and Computer World is opening a new store, J&R Jr., to serve kids. The store is celebrating with a two-day gala grand opening featuring musical acts, magicians, princesses, balloon twisters, photo booths, and giveaways. Performers include Laurie Berkner, Dan Zanes, The Dirty Sock Funtime Band, Little Maestros, The Amazing Max, and A Princess Visit.

Indoor Farmers' Market - Westchester County Center
February 12, 2012 - White Plains

Featuring fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses, meats, wines, and more, grown and produced by New York State Farmers. Live entertainment, too. Parking is $5. Discount parking coupons available at www.countycenter.biz.

Winter Workspace: Open Studios - Wave Hill
February 12, 2012 - Bronx

For the third winter, Glyndor Gallery is transformed into studio spaces for artists to develop new work and offer opportunities for public interaction in the context of the garden. Individual artists share their studio practice with the public on this open studio day. Artists include Carrie Beckmann, Danielle Durchslag, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Nick Lamia, and Adam Parker Smith. Registration not required. Free with grounds admission.

Celebrate Black History Month - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Families are invited to celebrate Black History Month with crafts and games. Pre-registration is required.

Old Fashioned Valentines - Muscoot Farm
February 12, 2012 - Katonah

Make a unique Victorian Valentine's Day card for a family member or a special friend.

Library Theatre: 'Almost, Maine' - John C. Hart Memorial Library
February 12, 2012 - Shrub Oak

M&M Productions presents a romantic comedy. On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky, the residents of mythical Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. No registration; open seating. Doors open at 1:30pm.

Book Discussion with Elaine Hall, co-author 'Seven Keys to Unlock Autism: Making Miracles in the Classroom' - JCC Mid-Westchester
February 12, 2012 - Scarsdale

A discussion with the author of a groundbreaking book outlining seven integrated keys for educators and parents to make meaningful connections with children on the autism spectrum.

Nature Exploration - Prospect Park Audobon Center
February 12, 2012 - Flatbush

The Urban Park Rangers lead a moderate-level hike through Prospect Park. Burn some calories while discovering some of the Park's hidden secrets.

Concert for Black History Month with Ted Daniel - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
February 12, 2012 - Ossining

Celebrate Black History Month with a concert from Ossining resident Ted Daniel. Doors open at 2:30pm. All are welcome to attend.

Valentine's Day Eco Crafts - Blue Heron Park
February 12, 2012 - Staten Island

Create a special gift for a Valentine using natural materials found in the Blue Heron Park.

Paws A While to Read - Mamaroneck Public Library
February 12, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Reference Librarian Lori Friedli and her Bernese Mountain Dogs, Charly and Nettie, read with children of all ages. Charly and Nettie are registered CGC/TDI (Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Dog International) therapy dogs. No registration is required and adults are invited to come along too.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
February 12, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Dan Stevens & the Fiery Band - Westport Public Library
February 12, 2012 - Westport

The band performs an eclectic mix of upbeat acoustic, electric blues, and American roots music.

Student Art Festival Part I, Grades K-8 - Guild Hall
February 12, 2012 - East Hampton

Part I of the Student Art Festival features work created by elementary and middle school students from Bridgehampton to Montauk. Throughout the exhibition, Guild Hall offers free do-it-yourself crafts on the weekends.

DIY Crafts for Kids - Guild Hall
February 12, 2012 - East Hampton

In conjunction with the Student Art Festival Part I, Guild Hall offers free do-it-yourself crafts. Materials included.

Create Ability Series: Film - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
February 12, 2012 - Manhattan

A program for individuals with learning and developmental disabilities and their families. Participants will view films and create their own "art in motion." Registration required; call 212-408-6347 or email [email protected]

Music for Autism - The JCC in Manhattan
February 12, 2012 - Upper West Side

An interactive, autism-friendly concert featuring a performance by renowned Broadway stars. Open for individuals with autism and their families. Advance registration required; visit www.musicforautism.org. Part of Reel Abilities: New York Disabilities Film Festival.

eBay and Brad Pitt?s 'Make It Right' Exhibition - Chelsea Market
February 12, 2012 - Chelsea

eBay and Brad Pitt's "Make It Right" invite you to a special exhibition of celebrity experiences and memorabilia for auction on eBay Celebrity, benefiting New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward. The gallery is open to the public February 9-12 at the vibrant Chelsea Market in Manhattan. It will feature creative displays of a variety of items such a signed guitar by Katy Perry, a tennis match with Kevin Spacey, a gown worn by Charlize Theron, and much more.

Madame Tussauds New York Launches Search For A Teen Who Can Wax Eloquent - Madame Tussauds
February 12, 2012 - Manhattan

This open audition for teens who want to become a reporter for a national TV news show will be held in Madame Tussauds New York's new B&H Television Studios. Madame Tussauds New York is hosting an open casting call in search of a new entertainment reporter for the award-winning TV news show "Teen/Kids News." Kids ages 13-19 are invited to audition at the newly installed B&H television studio in the heart of Times Square. Seated at a news desk amid wax figures of famous journalists such as Anderson Cooper, Oprah Winfrey, and Barbara Walters, each applicant will be given the chance to read (on camera) a pre-written 15-second story for a panel of judges. The producers of "Teen/Kids News" and Madame Tussauds will choose the teen who has the right stuff to become the show's next entertainment reporter. The weekly half-hour program airs on more than 200 TV stations and is carried by educational channels to 12,600 schools. All teens auditioning are encouraged to register in advance at http://bit.ly/MTNYRegister. If younger than 18, teens must be accompanied to the audition by a parent or guardian. Because "Teen/Kids News" will be shooting a report on the casting call, everyone auditioning who is younger than 18 will be required to have a parent or guardian sign a release form. The selected teen reporter will be given the opportunity to work with a professional news crew and cover a story for a future program. Please note that the teen will not receive any compensation for appearing on "Teen/Kids News."

Meet The Instruments - The Woodwind Family - White Plains Public Library
February 12, 2012 - White Plains

A concert by MCW Kids – students of Music Conservatory of Westchester. Meet the instruments in the woodwind family.

Summer Adventures Open House - Portledge School
February 12, 2012 - Locust Valley

Your child will have the opportunity to paint, make pottery and learn about this year's expanded camp programs, including: Studio Art, Glass Class, Pottery, Painting, Art & Animals, Art & Food, Fine Arts for Young Children, Sewing, Fashion Design, Jewelry Making, Baseball, Softball, and more.

Rockland Jewish Academy (RJA) Family Fun Day - Rockland Jewish Community Campus
February 12, 2012 - West Nyack

Join the Rockland Jewish Academy for for this celebration of Tu B’Shevat and say "happy birthday to the trees" with crafts, games, snacks, and a performance by Matty Roxx. Come for the festivities and learn about this new Jewish day school.

Open House - Brighter Futures Preschool
February 12, 2012 - Forest Hills

Brighter Futures Learning Center is having OPEN HOUSE on February 12, 2012 between 11am and 4pm. Come join us to learn more about our NEW preschool program. Light refreshments will be served. The children will be given the opportunity to create a wonderful arts and crafts project just in time for Valentine's Day.

J&R Jr. Grand Opening - J&R Jr. Super Boutique for Kids
February 12, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

J&R Music and Computer World is opening a new store, J&R Jr., to serve kids. The store is celebrating with a two-day gala grand opening featuring musical acts, magicians, princesses, balloon twisters, photo booths, and giveaways. Performers include Laurie Berkner, Dan Zanes, The Dirty Sock Funtime Band, Little Maestros, The Amazing Max, and A Princess Visit. There will be Gray Line NY Sightseeing shuttle buses at 10am and 12pm to transport people from 77th Street and Third Avenue and from 80th Street and Broadway to the venue.

Children's Day - Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
February 12, 2012 - Astoria

Fundraiser organized by parents of Czech and Slovak School of Astoria, NY. Attractions will include bouncing castle, face painting, balloon animals, supervised x-box games, cotton candy, bake sale, book+ DVD+CD sale etc. Raffle with amazing prices- main price is brand new bicycle! No entrance fee (individual fees for various attractions, games and sale will apply. Suitable for kids of ages 3+.

Barbie's Dream Closet - David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
February 12, 2012 - Manhattan

To kick off a year full of fashion, fun, and fantasy, Barbie invites girls of all ages to step inside her larger-than-life Dream Closet during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. In this one-of-a-kind Fashion Week experience through the eyes of the world's most famous fashion icon, Barbie fans will be transported inside her fantastical pink world and into her endless wardrobe. Augmented-reality mirrors will allow girls to play with fashion and try out Barbie's many outfits -- from career to couture -- dressing up their dreams in a way they've only imagined.

Stories and a Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 13, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited for stories and a craft. Pre-registration is required.

Tales & Tunes for Tiny Tots - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 13, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months with a parent or caregiver are invited to enjoy stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles. Pre-regiratation is required.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
February 13, 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 13, 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 13, 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]

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
February 13, 2012 - Stony Point

Young readers ages 3 and up can hear stories, sing songs, and make a craft. Pre-registration is required.

Beginner/Intermediate Yoga - Ossining Public Library
February 13, 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.

Chocolate Making for Children - Wilton Library
February 13, 2012 - Wilton

Students in grades 4-6 learn about chocolate and make chocolate truffles, chocolate crunch and other chocolate candies to bring home or eat on the spot. Caregivers must remain in the building. Registration required.

Chocolate Making for Teens - Wilton Library
February 13, 2012 - Wilton

Students in grades 7-12 learn about chocolate and make chocolate truffles, chocolate crunch and other delicious chocolate candies to bring home or eat on the spot. Registration required.

Let's Build: Lego Time! - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
February 13, 2012 - Williamsburg

Lego lovers can build a fabulous creation at the Library!

Gaming for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 13, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Kids, ages 7-11, enjoy an afternoon of video gaming.

Chess for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
February 13, 2012 - Brooklyn

Have fun playing chess with your friends with the help of a chess expert! Beginners and experts are welcome.

Música Andina: Songs and Sounds of the Colombian Andes - Queens Library: Richmond Hill Branch
February 13, 2012 - Richmond Hill

Come experience music from the mountainous regions of Colombia. The sounds of this culture include a full spectrum of melodies such as the old and new in folkloric songs, dance rhythms and selections from contemporary arrangements, and original compositions by the Tibagui Trio.

Lego Builders Club - Queens Library: Long Island City Branch
February 13, 2012 - Long Island City

Do your kids like to build with Legos? Bring them to the library Lego club, and they can build architectural masterpieces along side other kids. Construction helmets are optional.

Kidnastics - Westhampton Free Library
February 13, 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.

'It Could Happen to You' - World Financial Center Winter Garden
February 13, 2012 - Battery Park City

Hear tunes ranging from American Songbook standards to brilliant and quirky songs by current indie songwriters, all featuring the ever-complicated, ever-simple story of what we go through when love happens to us. The concert stars singer/songwriter, pianist, and two-time Tony-nominee Bob Stillman, joined by three genre-blending vocalists (Rachel Bay Jones, Martha Redbone, and Bryce Ryness) and three musicians (Sean Harkness, guitar; Danny Weller, bass; Tim McLafferty, drums). The musicians combine their talents to span styles from cool jazz to bluegrass to old-school soul and rock. "It Could Happen To You" is a celebration of love in all its confusing, redeeming glory.

'Screening: Girlfriend' - Jefferson Market Library
February 13, 2012 - Manhattan

Evan, a young man with Down Syndrome, lives with his mother in a working-class town hit hard by the recent economic recession. When he unexpectedly comes into a large amount of money, Evan uses it to pursue Candy, the girl he has loved since high school. Part of the Reel Abilities New York Disabilities Film Festival.

Barbie's Dream Closet - David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
February 13, 2012 - Manhattan

To kick off a year full of fashion, fun, and fantasy, Barbie invites girls of all ages to step inside her larger-than-life Dream Closet during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. In this one-of-a-kind Fashion Week experience through the eyes of the world's most famous fashion icon, Barbie fans will be transported inside her fantastical pink world and into her endless wardrobe. Augmented-reality mirrors will allow girls to play with fashion and try out Barbie's many outfits -- from career to couture -- dressing up their dreams in a way they've only imagined.

Bilingual Birdies: Spanish Program - Ottendorfer Public Library
Through February 25, 2012 - Manhattan

A Spanish language and live music program for children ages newborn to 5 years old with a parent/caregiver. The bilingual musicians teach through music, movement, puppetry, and games.

Student Art Festival Part I Grades K-8 - Guild Hall
Through February 26, 2012 - East Hampton

Part I of the Student Art Festival features work created by elementary and middle school students from Bridgehampton to Montauk. Throughout the exhibition, Guild Hall offers free do-it-yourself crafts on the weekends.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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