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KIDS THEATER IN BRONX WEEK OF MARCH 11

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by Kids Events Editor March 11, 2013

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Find fun things to do this week in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

Theater for Kids in Bronx Check out these free and low-cost family and children's theater performances playing the week of March 11 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 March 11, 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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FREE learn-to-swim clinics with Condors Swim Club - Westchester Community College
March 12, 2013 - Valhalla

Condors Swim Club is offering FREE learn-to-swim clinics at our Westchester Community College location at 75 Grasslands Road in Valhalla. Pool can be found in the Athletic Building where you will find a small parking lot on the right side of the building to park in and you can enter the pool through the glass doors on the side of the building. Reserve your spot for the free clinic by registering at www.CondorsLessons.com. If you have any questions regarding this clinic please contact our Learn-to-Swim Coordinator, Claire Neville at [email protected]

FREE learn-to-swim clinics with Condors Swim Club - Westchester Community College
March 14, 2013 - Valhalla

Condors Swim Club is offering FREE learn-to-swim clinics at our Westchester Community College location at 75 Grasslands Road in Valhalla. Pool can be found in the Athletic Building where you will find a small parking lot on the right side of the building to park in and you can enter the pool through the glass doors on the side of the building. Reserve your spot for the free clinic by registering at www.CondorsLessons.com. If you have any questions regarding this clinic please contact our Learn-to-Swim Coordinator, Claire Neville at [email protected]

Celebrate Party Showcase - Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa
March 17, 2013 - Stamford

Find ideas, resources and venues for bar and bat mitzvahs, sweet sixteens, weddings and other milestone occasions at this showcase that's as much fun as the party. Over 100 party specialists are on hand to answer you questions. Register online.

Siblings of Kids with Special Needs - Wantagh Middle School
March 11, 2013 - Wantagh

Siblings of Kids with Special Needs often have their own unique needs. This presentation explores some of the special issues they face as part of the family, how to help them understand their siblings, and how to make sure that do not feel lost in the shuffle. Followed by Q & A with ADHD Parent Coach Cindy Goldrich.

Tiny Tots - Hempstead Library
March 11, 2013 - Hempstead

This program is for children from 18 months to 30 months with a caregiver. Finger-plays, songs, and stories will provide fun for all.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 11, 2013 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregiver are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles. Pre-registration for this popular program is required. Mondays through May 13 other than February 18 and May 27.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 11, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Pre-registration is required. Mondays through May 13 other than February 18.

Mommy and Me Yoga - Scarsdale Public Library
March 11, 2013 - Scarsdale

For children who are walking, up to age 5. Registration is required, but not limited to Scarsdale cardholders.

The Exceptional Teen Center: Monthly Chess - Norwalk Public Library
March 11, 2013 - Norwalk

The winner of each tournament will receive a certificate and a prize. For more information or to register, contact Brian Highland, librarian, at ext. 15147. Time-permitting, Mr. Highland is available by appointment to registrants in need of 20-minute coaching sessions prior to tournament.

Mother Goose Time - Flushing Library
March 11, 2013 - Flushing

This interactive program features nursery rhymes, fingerplays and songs for infants 12-24 months accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver.

Open Mic Poetry Night - Barnes and Noble - Utopia Center
March 11, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Aspiring poets, let your words be heard! Enjoy an evening of poetry. Share your original works and listen to aspiring poets with host Susan Yang.

Peek-a-Boo time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
March 11, 2013 - Williamsburg

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays.

Read, Play, Grow - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
March 11, 2013 - Homecrest

Children, birth to 5 years old, are exposed to literacy through play and read alouds.

826 NYC After School Tutoring - Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg branch
March 11, 2013 - Brooklyn

Kids can get help with homework.

Chess Club - Queens Village Library
March 11, 2013 - Queens Village

Practice your chess skills weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Board Game Fun - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 11, 2013 - Garnerville

Students in grades 1-6 can stop by the library to play chess, checkers, Scrabble, Clue, Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, and more board games.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
March 11, 2013 - White Plains

Young children can enjoy an exciting adventure at every turn of the page during this storytime.

Toddler Time - Hillcrest Library
March 11, 2013 - Flushing

Children ages 2-3 years and their caregivers meet for stories, songs, fingerplays, crafts, and lots of fun.

Metropolis (1927) - Neue Galerie
March 11, 2013 - New York

Neue Galerie presents a series of documentaries and feature films that engage with central themes of the art on display. These films are selected by the curatorial staff, and shed light on the deeper motivations of artists, give insight into the time period, or demonstrate the ongoing influence of turn-of-the-century art and thought on today's culture. Films are presented free of charge on Mondays at 4 p.m. in Cafe Fledermaus.

Open House - North Shore Day Camp
March 11, 2013 - Glen Cove

Make this Open House a must on your to-do list. Tour the 14-acre Gold Coast Estate camp, meet the leadership team, enjoy snacks, arts and crafts projects, a balloonist, and face painting.

Cities in Crisis: Ecological Transformations - Cooper Union- The Great Hall
March 11, 2013 - New York

On the one hand, cities can be the epitome of sustainability, reaping the benefits of proximity, efficiency, and innovation. On the other hand, they can be graveyards of dreams and sources of contamination. In Cities In Crisis: Ecological Transformations, six lectures at The Cooper Union, Dr. Steward Pickett, past President of the Ecological Society of America and a plant ecologist with the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, will present an integrated view of cities from an ecological perspective and explore the frontiers of promoting the transformation of a more sustainable urban trajectory. February 11: Globalization and the Changing City - What is urbanism? What is urban from an ecological perspective? How is the urban reality evolving in a global era? What is the nature of contemporary urban crisis? How can that crisis be met as an opportunity? February 18: Cities as Ecosystems - How do ecologists think about cities? What ecological processes occur in cities? What’s wrong with the idea of open space in cities? February 25: Natural Disturbance and the City - How common is natural disturbance in the urban context? What is the nature of natural hazard in cities? How does this play out in terms of social and other kinds of vulnerability? March 4: From Sanitary to Sustainable City - How did the “sanitary city” solve social and environmental problems? What are the limits to the sanitary strategy? How does the sustainable city envision solving the problems of the sanitary city, or even of cities that are created from scratch? March 11: Ecology for Urban Design - What does ecology have to say to urban design? What ecological principles underwrite ecological urban design? How do the ethics of sustainability shape ecological application in cities? March 18: A Land Ethic for the Urban Era - Does Aldo Leopold’s ethical viewpoint apply to cities? Is there a problem with our contrast between wilderness and “urbanness”? How do we facilitate the benefits of cities and incorporate them into ethical urban thinking? INFO: www.cooper.edu; [email protected]; (212) 353-4332 Find The Cooper Union on Facebook at https://facebook.com/cooperunion and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cooperunion. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a distinguished private college of art, architecture and engineering founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper, an inventor, industrialist and philanthropist.

Family Movie - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
March 11, 2013 - Haverstraw

Come in and enjoy a family movie at the library.

Mommy and Baby Yoga - South Nassau Hospital Parent/Child Education Classroom
March 11, 2013 - Baldwin

Experience the joy of bonding and stretching with your baby while restoring your body and replenishing your energy. Build strength, tighten your tummy and connect with your baby through music and movement. Yoga is a fun way to cultivate a loving relationship with your pre crawling baby. Please call for more information.

Parent Support Group - Family and Children's Association
March 11, 2013 - Mineola

Family Center’s Parent Support Group offers caregivers mutual support by providing opportunities to meet with others also raising children with mental health diagnoses. Groups are facilitated by Parent Advocates, each having their own unique experience raising a child with an emotional disability. Groups are open to all Nassau County caregivers. While caregivers attend group, respite can be provided to children ages 5-17. To receive respite, a brief intake is required. This ensures staff is familiar with the child, making caregiver’s participation more relaxing. Group meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Call Miriam to register.

Learn About Adopting An Older Child - Spence-Chapin Services
March 11, 2013 - Upper East Side

Adopting a school-aged child is becoming more common, yet the details of how kids transition, bond, and attach into their families largely remains a scary mystery for many families. This will be a discussion about who these children are, what their emotional and developmental needs are, and if you could be the right match for a child growing up without a family. For questions, call the Adoption Department at 212-400-8150.

Understanding Open Adoption - Spence-Chapin Services
March 11, 2013 - Upper East Side

What is open adoption? Many families are not sure how open adoption works or why it exists. This is a discussion about what openness means, guidelines for discussion with children, and managing communication with your child's birth family. This is an excellent opportunity for birth parents, adoptive parents, and waiting families to learn more about recent changes in adoption practices. Presenters: Leslie Nobel is the Senior Social Worker in Birth Parent Services at Spence-Chapin. She has years of experience providing options counseling to woman considering adoption for their children.

The Sibling Experience - Wantagh Middle School
March 11, 2013 - Wantagh

The child with special needs, be it learning disabilities, ADHD, language issues, Autism, or otherwise, naturally requires additional time and attention from their parents. Often, their siblings also face issues by being part of this complex family situation. Join us as we discuss the issues faced by the “other children” in the family. Date: Monday, March 11 Time: 7:30 pm

The Sibling Experience - Wantagh Middle School
March 11, 2013 - Wantagh

The child with special needs, be it learning disabilities, ADHD, language issues, autism, or otherwise, naturally requires additional time and attention from their parents. Often, their siblings also face issues by being part of this complex family situation. Join the conversation as this noted us special needs practioner discusses the issues faced by the “other children” in the family.

The Sibling Experience - Wantagh Middle School
March 11, 2013 - Wantagh

The child with special needs, be it learning disabilities, ADHD, language issues, Autism, or otherwise, naturally requires additional time and attention from their parents. Often, their siblings also face issues by being part of this complex family situation. Hear a discussion on the issues faced by the “other children” in the family.

Pre-School Open House - Gymboree Play & Music of Scarsdale
March 11, 2013 - Scarsdale

Attend this interactive open house with your 3-5 year old. Learn how Gymboree encourages curiosity and builds self-confidence in your preschooler through art, science exploration, language, math, play, and more. Teachers also explore and nurture key social and emotional skills, engage in activities that require cooperation and self-awareness, and encourage communication with peers. This school skills class includes both independent and group learning activities to promote the important personal and social skills your preschool child will need for a successful transition into school. Program includes unlimited make-up classes and weekly open gym time. Now accepting registration. For more information call the center at 914-472-0192.

Literary Mingle - The Dalloway
March 11, 2013 - New York

Join us for a Literary Mingle at The Dalloway! On Monday, March 11, join like-minded individuals as we mingle and discuss upcoming projects. We are also kicking off the Virginia Woolf Themed Book Club - attend the mixer to grab one of the spots! Space is limited so be sure to attend to guarantee your space. Woolf famously wrote, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” So come dine well on Seared Scallops or Egg en Cocotte and reevaluate everyday life and sexuality politics over a house made Gin & Ginny. Be warned, Woolf, women, and feminism in abundance.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
March 12, 2013 - West Nyack

Meet other parents while your child, up to 24 months, has fun in the JCC's the Kantrowiz Kids Gym or Lewis Family Playground (weather permitting). This weekly playgroup is hosted by Hillary Glass and is held every Tuesday through May 28.

Tuesday Together Mommy-and-Me Class - Montebello Jewish Center
March 12, 2013 - Suffern

Montebello Jewish Center invites children ages 6 months through 2 years to this mommy-and-me class that emphasizes learning through play. The curriculum introduces colors, shapes, Jewish holidays, and seasons through stories, games, music, and more.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 12, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can come in for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required. Tuesdays through May 14.

PreSchool Stroytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 12, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can come in for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required. Tuesdays through May 14.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 12, 2013 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their parent, grandparent, or caregiver can come in for stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles. Pre-registration for this popular program is required. Tuesdays through May 14.

Navigating the transitions for special education students - Center for Community Adjustment
March 12, 2013 - Wantagh

Learn how to prepare your child for success as she/he transitions from middle school to high school and beyond high school to post-secondary education, employment and independent living options. Meet with disability service representatives, colleges and more in the exhibit area, and attend a series of relevant workshops presented by experts in the field.

Free Baby Play Group - Franciscan Community Center
Through March 12, 2013 - Upper West Side

This free baby class for parents and caregivers meets on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. It will include toys, music, and relevant topics for discussion. Come out of the cold and make some new friends.

Our Garden Club - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
March 12, 2013 - Marine Park

Children, with and without special needs, learn about gardening, read gardening-related books, hear storytelling and music, and make crafts. Part of The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
March 12, 2013 - Sunset Park

Children with and without special needs, ages birth to 5, hear stories, rhymes and music. Part of The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.

Chess - Brooklyn Public Library, Saratoga branch
March 12, 2013 - Brownsville

Kids learn, play, and practice chess.

Laptops for Teens - Hollis Library
March 12, 2013 - Hollis

Calling all teens: learn how to use a laptop to complete your homework assignments and play fun games.

Pop-Up Concert - It's Complicated - Miller Theatre
March 12, 2013 - New York

Ensemble Signal (Courtney Orlando, violin; Lauren Radnofsky, cello; Doug Perkins, percussion; Bill Solomon, percussion) takes the audience on a mini exploration of the wildly different ways composers confront complexity and virtuosity. This tour-de-force Pop-Up is sure to keep listeners on the edge of their seats.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
March 12, 2013 - Haverstraw

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with crafts and games. Pre-registration is required.

Pajama Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 12, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 are invited to come in their PJs for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 12, 2013 - Garnerville

Kids are invited to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with crafts and games. Pre-registration is required.

Drop-in Storytime - Scarsdale Public Library
March 12, 2013 - Scarsdale

Storytime for readers ages 3-1/2 to 5 years.

St. Patrick's Day Story Time - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
March 12, 2013 - White Plains

Kids dress in green and join in a lucky ol' storytime event. Read stories, share St. Patrick's Day riddles, and create a shamrock craft. Plus, help find the leprechaun's hidden pot of gold in the store.

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
March 12, 2013 - White Plains

Kids are invited to join the Story Time Club which meets every Tuesday. First-time members receive an official Book Club Passport at their first Story Time, and a special gift after five visits.

Tuesday Storytime on the Farm - Muscoot Farm
March 12, 2013 - Katonah

Favorite stories for young and old are read every Tuesday.

Dr. George Washington Carver: the Wizard of Tuskegee - East Elmhurst Library
March 12, 2013 - East Elmhurst

Dr. Carver made significant contributions to the sciences. In this program, children in grades 3-5 will learn the important role plants played in his early life that led to his later achievements in botany, agriculture, chemurgy, botanical illustration, industrial engineering, and medicine. Participants will paint with botanicals and plant a peanut to take home for further observation.

Green Crafts - Hillcrest Library
March 12, 2013 - Flushing

Green, green, green! The color of St Patrick's Day, and leaves that grow in spring, and of recycling - the color of making a brand new thing! Kids ages 6-14 can enjoy lots of creative fun.

Knit and Crochet Club - Rochdale Village Library
March 12, 2013 - Jamaica

Tweens and teens, grades 3 - 8, will learn to knit and crochet, then use their new skills to create an afghan, amigurumis (small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures), and other handicrafts. Bring hooks, needles, and determination; additional supplies will be provided.

Ready, Sit, Read! - Finkelstein Memorial Library
March 12, 2013 - Spring Valley

Due to insistent public demand, the library is pleased to offer again this story time to emerging readers from ages 18 months - 4 years old with parent or caregiver.

Wilton Clergy Association Lecture Series: How Can this Generation Speak to the Next about Violence in Society? - Wilton Library
March 12, 2013 - Wilton

In the aftermath of Sandy Hook, this 3-part lecture series sponsored by the Wilton Clergy Association and Wilton Library addresses longer term answers/solutions to violence in our communities. Registration highly recommended.

Parenting Book Series: Dr. Susan Bauerfeld - Wilton Library
March 12, 2013 - Wilton

Dr. Susan Bauerfeld, a licensed clinical psychologist, ADHD Coach and mother of three boys, reviews several parenting books over the course of the year chosen for their soundness and relevance to the community. The book for March is That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life by Ana Homayoun. Registration encouraged.

Feature Creatures - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
March 12, 2013 - Fairfield

Drop in to meet and learn about animal visitors from the Connecticut Audubon Society. Grades K-5.

Words of Wonder - Fairfield Public Library
March 12, 2013 - Fairfield

Teens will choose a precept from the book and create a special work of art while chatting about the story. Teens grades 6-8.

Breastfeeding Support Group - South Nassau Hospital Parent/Child Education Classroom
March 12, 2013 - Baldwin

All mothers and their infants are welcome to attend this informal meeting. Mothers will be able to exchange ideas and share concerns. Led by a board certified lactation consultant. Call for more information and to register.

EVERYBODY MATTERS: My Life Giving Voice - The Cooper Union - Great Hall
March 12, 2013 - New York

Human rights activist and former president of Ireland Mary Robinson will discuss her new memoir, Everybody Matters, at The Cooper Union. Robinson has spent her life in pursuit of a fairer world, becoming a powerful and influential voice for human rights around the globe. Born in 1944 into a deeply Catholic family, she was poised to become a nun before finding her own true voice. Ever since, she has challenged convention in pursuit of fairness—whether in the Church, in government and politics, or in her own family. Everybody Matters will inspire all who read it with the belief that each of us can, in our own way, help change the world for the better. Mary Robinson served as the seventh, and first female, president of Ireland from 1990-1997, and as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997-2002. Robinson has been honorary president of Oxfam International since 2002, and has chaired numerous bodies, including the GAVI Alliance, vaccinating children worldwide, and the Council of Women World Leaders (of which she was a cofounder). She is a member of the Elders, an independent group of global leaders brought together by Nelson Mandela. A member of the American Philosophical Society, she is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Indira Gandhi and Sydney Peace Prizes. She is president of the Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice, and lives with her husband, Nick Robinson, in Dublin and Mayo.

Secret Science Club Presents a Brain-Boggling Night with Neuroscientist Andre Fenton - Bell House
March 12, 2013 - Brooklyn

What's going on in that brain of yours? There may be as many neurons in onehuman brain as there are stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. Connecting these neurons arehundreds of trillions of pathways along which electrochemical messagesconstantly fly. The brain'suncanny ability to save, coordinate, and retrieve these messages is what creates our memoriesand very identities. Neuroscientist and biomedical engineer André Fenton is at the forefront of research on memory and forgetting. He and his colleagues discovered the first mind-bending molecule responsible for preserving long-term memories-and then went on to show how suppressing that molecule could wipe out existing memories. Dr. Fenton asks: --If we can pinpoint how memories are stored, can we selectively erase bad memories? Should we? --How are memories retrieved? Why don't all our memories flood our minds, causing traffic jams of thought? --How does neuronal activity-taking place on thenanoscale-translate into mental processes and thoughts? What tools are used to investigate? --Are there medical implications to current discoveries? Where will the future of brain research take us? Professor at NYU's Center for Neural Science and president of the BioSignal Group,André Fenton also studies electrochemical brain activity and its relationship to brain diseases and disorders. He is the developer of a mobile, wireless brain monitoring system for use in emergency room and ambulatory settings to help diagnose and prevent seizures. Before & After --Saturate yourself in cerebral grooves --Enjoy the brainy libation of the night-the Fenton Fizz-a potent potion that will realign your neural architecture . . . --Stick around for the thought-provoking Q&A! The next dopamine-spiked edition of the Secret Science Club meets Tuesday, March 12, 8 pm @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave; R to 9th St. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+ No cover. Just bring your smart self.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
March 13, 2013 - West Nyack

Meet other parents while your child, 6 months - 2 years, has fun in the JCC's the Kantrowiz Kids Gym or Lewis Family Playground (weather permitting). This weekly playgroup is hosted by Hillary Glass and is held most Wednesdays through May 29.

Winter Wednesday Story Time - Congregation Sons of Israel
March 13, 2013 - Upper Nyack

The synagogue hosts this weekly play-date featuring stories and songs with a Jewish twist. Continues every Wednesday until March 20 (except Feb. 20).

Special Wednesdays At The J - JCC Rockland
March 13, 2013 - West Nyack

Lanie Goldberg MSEd, Educational Specialist from Peaceful Interaction, hosts this structured and informative play date for parents with children ages 6 months to 2 years. This month's topic is Multiple Roles of Motherhood. Group monthly through May.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 13, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers can come in for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required. Wednesdays through May 15.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
March 13, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids ages 4-12 can play with the library's LEGO's or bring their own. Wednesdays through May 15.

EVENING PROGRAM FOR ADULTS & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Keeping the Lights On - Lessons from Sandy - Greenburgh Nature Center
March 13, 2013 - Scarsdale

Susan Rubin and Cameron Kelly of Transition Westchester discuss practical strategies on how to prepare yourself and your family, as well as build self-reliant, resilient communities that enable us to meet the storms and challenges that lie ahead. Program presented in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group; designed for adults and high school students.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
March 13, 2013 - Laurelton

Real leaders are made not born. Learn to be a leader at this program for children in grades 3-6.

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Mapleton branch
March 13, 2013 - Mapleton

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers hear stories, play with toys, and enjoy socializing.

Disco Time with Yoni and Gilad - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
March 13, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Gilad and her puppet, Yoni, dance and lead sing-alongs for the kids.

Word Wars - Brooklyn Public Library, Walt Whitman branch
March 13, 2013 - Fort Greene

Kids engage in literacy based games and activities.

Cookie Decorating - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 13, 2013 - Garnerville

Students in grades 1-6 are invited to stop in and decorate cookies to take home and enjoy.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
March 13, 2013 - West Nyack

Children can stop by the store's kids department to hear There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Lucille Colandro. The story provides a new spin on the well-known, cumulative song "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly," In this case, she starts with a clover and proceeds to a daisy, a butterfly, a bird, a pot... Following the story, make children will make a paper bag leprechaun puppet.

Book Babies - The Field Library
March 13, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Timeless Tales - Central Library
March 13, 2013 - Jamaica

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can story times with a children's librarian. Participants enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities, and lots of fun. Preregistration is required.

Toddler Story Time - Court Square Library
March 13, 2013 - Long Island City

Read picture books and sing songs. Thirty minutes of fun, laughter, and learning.

Toddler Time - Langston Hughes Library
March 13, 2013 - Corona

Songs, picture books, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts make a fun program for children ages 1-3 and their caregivers.

Poetry in Motion Rehearsals - Wilton Library
March 13, 2013 - Wilton

Rehearsals for Poetry in Motion performance. Snow date: Thursday, March 14.

Slither and Swim: Reptiles and Amphibians - Wilton Library
March 13, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades K-2 are invited to meet live animals. Earthplace of Westport will visit for a lesson about reptiles and amphibians. Children will learn about snakes, lizards, frogs and more in this hands-on program. Registration required.

Summer Programs for Children with Special Needs - Resource Fairs - Broadview Middle School
March 13, 2013 - Danbury

The CT Family Support Network (CTFSN) will be sponsoring a resource fair for families who have a child with special needs. There will be representatives from summer camps, recreation programs, and other organizations who support children with special needs. To register, contact Trish Butler at [email protected]

P J Story Time - Branch - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
March 13, 2013 - Fairfield

Enjoy this quiet evening time at the Library with stories, songs and rhymes. For families with children ages 2-6. Wear your PJs and bring a favorite stuffed friend.

Star Wars Marathon and Trivia Contest - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Through March 13, 2013 - Fairfield

Celebrate Auggie's favorite movies: Star Wars. There will be a marathon all six movies one after another for seven week days, and finish up with a trivia contest for prizes, candy and galactic glory.

Science and the Citizen - The Cooper Union
March 13, 2013 - New York

The faculty of Cooper Union's Albert Nerken School of Engineering presents a series of free Wednesday evening lectures, an eclectic course of talks covering today's most intriguing and relevant scientific and technical topics. The series opens on February 27 with "Music and Your Brain" presented by Jamshed Bharucha, Ph.D., Neuroscientist, and President of The Cooper Union. February 27: "Music and Your Brain" Jamshed Bharucha, Ph.D., Neuroscientist, President of The Cooper Union March 13: "Why You Should Like Fracking" Benjamin Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering March 20: "Tiny Bits of Salt: Quantum Chemistry and Nanoscience" Robert Topper, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry March 27: "Clean Energy from Tides and Waves" Jameel Ahmad, Ph.D. Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering April 3: "Tissue Engineering" Eric Lima, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering April 17: "Engineering for the Middle of Nowhere" Toby Cumberbatch, Ph.D, Professor of Electrical Engineering April 24: "How Bridges Stand Up" Cosmas Tzavelis, Ph. D., Professor of Civil Engineering Wednesday, February 27 - April 24 (no lectures on March 6 and April 10)

Informational Open House - Lindamood-Bell Learning Center
March 13, 2013 - Midtown East

This free event is open to the public and will include a presentation about the research-validated instruction that develops reading, spelling, comprehension, critical thinking, and math skills by addressing the underlying causes of learning difficulties. School House offerings will also be detailed. The learning center staff will be available to answer individual questions. Attendees can take a tour of the learning center, register for spring and summer sessions, and enjoy refreshments.

Summer Camp Fair for Special Needs Students - Eastchester High School Media Center
March 13, 2013 - Eastchester

An informal gathering of camps, sports organizations, social groups, and a host of other activities geared toward special needs students (including ADHD and autistic students) of all ages. Stroll through and meet and/or collect info from vendors at this no-pressure event. Hosted by Eastchester SEPTA.

Mitzvah Makers - JCC Rockland
March 14, 2013 - West Nyack

Students in grades 8-12 are invited to a brainstorming session to help create community service projects. Participants will discuss various projects and review different charities to determine which ones to help.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 14, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can come in for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Bouncing Babies - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 14, 2013 - Garnerville

Non-walkers and their parent, grandparent, or caregiver are invited for rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
March 14, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 can hear stories in Spanish and English. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Teen Leadership - JCC Rockland
March 14, 2013 - West Nyack,

The JCC's Cathie Izen hosts this leadership and brainstorming meeting where teens can come together to create community service projects that help people locally, nationally, and internationally. Participants will review different charities to decide which ones to support. In the process, participants will develop communication and leadership skills, learn how to brainstorm, and enhance their compassion for others. Students in grades 7 and 8 meet at 7pm; students in grades 9-12 meet at 8pm.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
March 14, 2013 - Greenpoint

Children with and without special needs gather to hear stories, sing songs, play, and socialize. Part of The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.

Healthy Digital Relationships: A Three-Week Course in Media for Young Adults - Brooklyn Public Library, Macon branch
March 14, 2013 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

Teens explore the differences between in-person relationships and those formed on the internet, discuss aspects of positive and negative online relationships, and learn how to build healthy relationships through digital media.

Book Adventures - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
March 14, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

This program is a Read Aloud followed by a craft or an activity, but also a chance for children to discuss and analyze story elements.

Book Adventures - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
March 14, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

This program is a Read Aloud followed by a craft or an activity, but also a chance for children to discuss and analyze story elements.

Bossy Frog Concert - Rose Memoiral Libray
March 14, 2013 - Stony Point

The Bossy Frog performs solo at this special library appearance. Space is limited so pre-registration is encouraged.

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
March 14, 2013 - Flushing

Children and teens ages 11-14, can try their hand at acting, and perform in a live show especially for kids. Budding actors, musicians, scenery artists, sound effects techs, and stagehands are needed. Weekly meetings and rehearsals are required for all actors and actresses.

Chess Club - Rochdale Village Library
March 14, 2013 - Jamaica

Calling all budding chess masters. Kids can learn to play chess while making new friends.

Picture Book Time - Jackson Heights Library
March 14, 2013 - Jackson Heights

Children ages 3-6 with their parent or other caregiver, can enjoy afternoon of picture book stories, songs, movement and dance, and coloring or a craft.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
March 14, 2013 - White Plains

Join Toe, bookseller/entertainer extraordinaire, every Thursday morning for stories, singing and lively fun.

The Hobbit: The Game - Wilton Library
March 14, 2013 - Wilton

Saddle your pony and sharpen your battleaxe -- it's time for tabletop adventure. Participants will play the parts of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield or one of the dozen dwarves in pencil-and-paper role play action. Reenact the journeys of Bilbo and company, or go 'off-map' entirely and blaze your own trail. Add in Bombur-sized snacks and you have all the ingredients for a tale that the bards will tell for an Age. Grades 4-6 with a caregiver in the building. Registration required.

An Evening of Pianola, presentation with Randolph Herr and Maria Elena Gonzalez - Museum of Arts & Design
March 14, 2013 - New York

This program will include the live world premiere of Skowhegan Birch #1, 2012 (from the Tree Talk series), by artist Maria Elena Gonzalez, executed on a player piano by renowned interpreter Randolph Herr. Gonzalez created the Pianola music score from the bark of a fallen birch tree she found in the summer artist colony in Skowhegan, Maine. Striations in the bark were scanned and digitally cut onto scrolls for piano rolls by the company, Laser Cutting Shapes, in Columbus, Ohio. The result is literally a sound created directly from a tree. A video documenting the work and featuring Randolph Herr's interpretation will be presented in the exhibition Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design.

Cantor Josee Wolff-Seder Survial Guide - Temple Sholom
March 14, 2013 - Floral Park

The Mothers Circle, a series of free programs for women of other religious backgrounds raising Jewish children within the context of intermarriage, introduces a special one-time class. Participants learn how to host a Passover seder, even if they never grew up attending one, learn more about Passover, so feel more comfortable participating in the holiday and explaining it to their children. This unique prep class is a free, fun, and interactive session that will also prepare (grand-) parents who are new to Judaism to celebrate Passover in a meaning¬ful way with their families. Through hands-on activities and stimulating discussion, participants will explore the “how-tos” and purpose behind the various Passover rituals; examine some of the elements of the Passover seder; and learn the “dos and don’ts” of Passover food! Participants will also discover ways to answer their children’s questions and discuss some of the intricacies of participating in—or even hosting!—a Jewish holiday celebration when you yourself are not Jewish.

Open House for Parents & Professionals - Brain Balance of Allendale
March 14, 2013 - Allendale

Learn about the center's natural, brain-based approach to making children happier, healthier, and more successful this school year and the years to come. Reservations required.

Tot Shabbat Service - Bet Torah Nursery School
March 15, 2013 - Mt. Kisco

Nursery School students lead the singing. Kiddush follows the service. Open to all.

Picture Book Time - Hempstead Library
March 15, 2013 - Hempstead

The program includes stories, songs, animal friends, and fun.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
March 15, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids are invited to bring their own Legos or use the library's to make something special. For ages 4-12. Fridays through May 17 other than March 29.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 15, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-7 are invited for stories, crafts, and more. _re-registration is required. Fridays through May 17 other than March 29.

Grand by Design: A Centennial Celebration of Grand Central Terminal - Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall
Through March 15, 2013 - Midtown East

This dramatic multimedia installation focuses on Grand Central Terminal's century-long lifespan and reveals how the iconic building, on the verge of changing the way New Yorkers travel over the next decade, shaped modern New York and determines its future. Presented by the New York Transit Museum.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
March 15, 2013 - Laurelton

Real leaders are made not born. Learn to be a leader at this program for children in grades 3-6.

Arts and Crafts - East Flushing Library
March 15, 2013 - East Flushing

Children age 4 and up can participate in arts and crafts sessions Friday afternoons. Preregistration is required prior to the start of class, preferably in person with the instructor.

Freestyle Fridays - Brooklyn Public Library, Bushwick branch
March 15, 2013 - Bushwick

Teens can use computers, hang out, do their homework, read, write, hear music, and more.

Fun Wii Fridays - Hollis Library
March 15, 2013 - Hollis

Calling all teens! Enjoy an afternoon for lots of socializing and Wii games.

Kabbalat Shabbat - Temple B'nai Torah
March 15, 2013 - Wantagh

There will be a pre-service gathering at 6pm where people can mingle while enjoying light refreshments. The service will run approximately 60 minutes. The service is appropriate for all ages.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
March 15, 2013 - Haverstraw

Creative kids are invited to make something imaginative with the library's legos.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
March 15, 2013 - West Nyack

Children can stop by the store's kids department to hear There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Lucille Colandro. The story provides a new spin on the well-known, cumulative song "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly," In this case, she starts with a clover and proceeds to a daisy, a butterfly, a bird, a pot... Following the story, make children will make a paper bag leprechaun puppet.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
March 15, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Free Fridays Parent-Child Play Date - Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch
March 15, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Meet other families with children 18-36 months. Adults can engage with their children and each other in various enriching activities.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
March 15, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Legos in the Library - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
March 15, 2013 - Fairfield

Drop in, bring a friend, and create with a mega selection of Legos. Grades K-5.

Youth Art Showcase - Mills Pond House
Through March 15, 2013 - St. James

The Smithtown Township Arts Council’s Annual Youth Art Showcase opens February 16 at the Mills Pond House Gallery. Highlighting the creativity of young people in Suffolk County, the exhibit includes artwork created by more than 250 students who have used art to express themselves in a wide variety of creative and exciting ways. Gallery visitors will be treated to an eclectic glimpse into the lives these young community members who created their work in a wide variety of media including charcoal, mixed media sculpture, acrylic, graphite, watercolor, ink, digital photography, oil, and ceramic and photography. The exhibit continues through March 15. Public audiences are invited to attend an opening reception Saturday, February 18 from 2-4 pm to view the artwork and meet the exhibiting artists. Admission to the gallery is free. Regular Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 12 pm-4 pm. Closed Feb 18. The Gallery is located at 660 Route 25A, St. James, NY. Parking off Mills Pond Road (directly across from 199 Mills Pond Road). Call 631-862-6575 or visit www.stacarts.org This year’s participating school districts include: Amityville, Bay Shore, Brentwood, Huntington, Kings Park, Lindenhurst, Longwood, Middle Country, Mount Sinai, North Babylon, Northport-East Northport, Patchogue-Medford, Rocky Point, Sachem, Sayville, Smithtown, Three Village, William Floyd

Bim Bam Shabbat - JCC Rockland
March 15, 2013 - West Nyack

Toddlers and pre-schoolers can celebrate Shabbat with songs, stories, and crafts followed by grape juice and Challah.

Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night- Wall-E - Charlotte's Place
March 15, 2013 - New York

It’s Friday night, you made it through the week, the kids are hungry, and you’re too tired to cook. Bring the whole family to Charlotte’s Place (107 Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan) at 6 PM on March 15th for free Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night. In Wall-E, we are taken to the distant future and meet a robot, Wall-E, who collects garbage from an abandoned earth that has been overrun with trash. As he sorts through the rubbish, he finds forgotten treasures that he keeps for himself. He runs into a female robot, Eve, one day and is immediately smitten with her. When they face trouble, he does everything he can to protect her from harm. Charlotte’s Place is a free space in Lower Manhattan. Open to everyone, it is supported and operated by Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish in the city of New York. For upcoming events, visit http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/calendar, or check the Charlotte’s Place Facebook and Twitter pages.

Musical Tot Shabbat - Chabad of the Rivertowns
March 15, 2013 - Dobbs Ferry

A Musical Tot Shabbat featuring Bobby Doowah. This service is uniquely designed for the under-7 crowd. The program is full of Shabbat songs, spirit, and tradition. There will be a grape juice kiddush, challah, matzah balls, and more.

The Night Sky (Astronomy) - Wolfe's Pond Park
March 16, 2013 - Staten Island

The Urban Park Rangers lead an astronomy program for all ages. Did you know that winter is the best season for viewing meteor showers, phases of the moon, and the planets of the milky way?

Child Safety Seat Check Event - Big Dee Volvo Service Center
March 16, 2013 - White Plains

Car crashes kill hundreds of children each year and injure tens of thousands. Many die unnecessarily because 9 out of 10 kids aren't buckled up correctly and their car seats aren't properly installed. The Greenburgh Police Department will be conducting Child Seat Safety Check events at the Big Dee Volvo Service Center. Certified Technicians will inspect your child's car seat for recalls and expiration dates, and make sure it's installed properly. If you are having difficulty installing the seat yourself, trained technicians will assist you. No appointment is necessary. This service is free of charge and made possible through a grant from the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee and hosted by Big Dee Volvo. Call P.O. Peter Dandreano at 914-682-5334 with questions.

FREE YOUNG PERSONS' CONCERT - AMERICAN BRASS QUINTET - Pequot Library
March 16, 2013 - Southport

Music for Youth and Pequot Library present the American Brass Quintet.

Horizon Wings, Birds of Prey Rehabilitation & Education Program - Pequot Library
March 16, 2013 - Southport

Meet four large birds of prey which are unable to survive in the wild, but have learned to adapt as feathered "ambassadors." Also, meet Beamer the turtle and see his "lego" artificial leg in action. Be inspired by their individual stories of survival and learn about this non-profit organization that helps injured birds. Suitable for children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
March 16, 2013 - West Nyack

Children can stop by the store's kids department to hear There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover by Lucille Colandro. The story provides a new spin on the well-known, cumulative song "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly," In this case, she starts with a clover and proceeds to a daisy, a butterfly, a bird, a pot... Following the story, make children will make a paper bag leprechaun puppet.

Family Art Project: Primitive Prints - Wave Hill
March 16, 2013 - Bronx

Search for prints made by critters venturing out into the March mud. Then, with just a few, simple gestures―plus tempera paint and an easy printmaking method―make big, bright, bold prints of your own.

Silly Songs with Kurt Gallagher - Scarsdale Public Library
March 16, 2013 - Scarsdale

Songs and silliness for children ages 2 and older with caregiver. Registration is not required.

Woodcock Walk with Saw Mill River Audubon - Westmoreland Sanctuary
March 16, 2013 - Bedford Corners

In the spring, woodcock have a wild and wonderful aerial courtship flight at dusk. Experience this beautiful seasonal event. Meet at the Westmoreland Sanctuary parking lot. Bring flashlights and dress for the weather, including warm and waterproof footwear. Good for ages 6 and older. RSVP by March 15.

Westchester Mothers of Multiples Spring Childrens Tag Sale - Yorktown Elks Club
March 16, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Check out the great deals on everything for infants, toddlers, and children: clothes, shoes, toys, strollers, high chairs, bouncy seats, and much more.

Saturday Family Programs: Dances from Hawaii and Tahiti - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
March 16, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Sway to the sound of the Hawaiian music. Feel the beat of the Tahitian drums. Children will have a chance to participate in this interactive educational and entertaining program. Families will be given seating priority. Seating is Limited.

Astronomy/The Night Sky - Wolfe's Pond Park
March 16, 2013 - Staten Island

Astronomy is constantly rated as a favorite science topic for children and is the perfect gateway subject for science education. Learn about the effects of light pollution and discover the best places in NYC for amazing views of the sky. Fall and winter are the best times to observe meteor showers, the phases of the moon, and many planets of the Milky Way.

Nature Crafts for Kids - Fort Greene Park
March 16, 2013 - Fort Greene

Kids create an arts and crafts project using natural materials found in the Park.

Story Time: Laura Hulbert presents Who Has This Tail - Greenlight Bookstore
March 16, 2013 - Fort Greene

Brooklyn-based author Laura Hulbert teaches at Brooklyn Friends School, and is the author of the popular book Who Has These Feet? Readers are invited to guess the owner of nine tails, and then turn the page to see the animal and its tail in action. Short and fuzzy, long and scaled: no matter their size and shape, tails aren't just hanging around — they're useful. Join us for a reading and tail guessing game with Laura.

Sugaring-Off Party - Trailside Nature Museum - Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
March 16, 2013 - Cross River

Celebrate the end of another sugaring season with tasting, toasting, music, and more. Learn about the Maple Sugaring process and how sap becomes syrup, take a look at an evaporator, and taste foods made with maple syrup. Food and festivities help mark Trailside's official beginning of Spring. Co-sponsored by the Friends of Trailside Museum.

Minecraft Club - Wilton Library
March 16, 2013 - Wilton

With Minecraft, worlds made out of individual blocks are generated. Players can build anything, mine anything, create anything, and interact with other players. The only limit is your imagination. A server for the Wilton Library has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet. Minecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join the Minecraft Computer Club to discuss and play everything Minecraft in the Children's Library. Appropriate for children ages 8 and up. Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptops and create their own accounts. Registration required.

Nintendo Wii Night - The Moxie Spot
March 16, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Dog Tales! - Fairfield Public Library
March 16, 2013 - Fairfield

Children will have the opportunity to read with Reading Education Assistance dogs who would like to listen. Each child will have 15-minute sessions over six weeks. Proven to build confidence and improve reading skills. Grades K-5. Special registration, by phone or in person only, is required for this program. Registration begins, Monday, February 18.

Open House - Center for Science Teaching & Learning
March 16, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Come and learn all about Nature's Kids Nursery School, Camp Discovery and Teen Venture summer camp. Take part in early bird registrations.

Maple Sugaring Open House Demonstration - Warrup's Farm
March 16, 2013 - West Redding

Watch the process of getting sap and turning it into maple syrup and sugar candies. Pure maple syrup and maple sugar candy are available for purchase.

16th Annual USA Memory Championship - Con Edison Grand Auditorium
March 16, 2013 - Union Square

At the USA Memory Championship, "Mental Athletes" from around the country compete in brain-breaking events including the memorization of a string of 500 random numbers, two decks of shuffled cards, over 100 names and faces, an unpublished poem with all its punctuation, and more. The winner will represent the USA at the World Memory Championships in the fall of 2013. To compete, register at usamemorychampionship.com. First-timers welcome, no pre-qualification necessary, must be a US citizen, ages: 12-100+. Spectators Welcome: Free Admission For more information: usamemorychampionship.com.

Tours for Fours - Museum of Modern Art
March 16, 2013 - Midtown West

Look closely at three to five works of art in the museum galleries, talk about what you see, and engage in drawing, movement, or writing activities. Kids and adults participate together. March's theme is "Exploring Shape, Color, and Line." Kids must be four years old to attend this program. Younger siblings are allowed to accompany the group, but the participating child must be four. This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5.

Tours for Tweens - Museum of Modern Art
March 16, 2013 - Midtown West

Share ideas, exchange opinions, and consider different perspectives about works of art. Explore MoMA's collection and special exhibitions. Kids and adults participate together. March's topic is "Artist?s Process: Dieter Roth." This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids, however preregistration is required. Registration will take place online beginning at 10:30 a.m. ten days before the program. To receive registration and program information, sign up for the Family Programs E-news at http://www.moma.org/e-news .

Conversations with Contemporary Artists: The Family Edition - Museum of Modern Art
March 16, 2013 - Midtown West

Hear contemporary artists share their art-making techniques and sources of inspiration. Presentations are followed by a special Q&A. Mark di Suvero creates playful sculptures on a monumental scale made of industrial products such as steel I-beams and plate as well as salvaged materials. Di Suvero constructs his sculptures himself—cutting and welding the steel and using the crane as a paintbrush. In 1986 di Suvero founded Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, Queens, and transformed it into an open studio and exhibition space for artists and a neighborhood park for local residents. Registration takes place online ten days before the first session of each program. Visit MoMA.org/familyregistration for more information.

A Closer Look for Kids - Museum of Modern Art
March 16, 2013 - Midtown West

Share your ideas and participate in drawing, movement, or writing activities as you explore three to five works of art in the museum galleries. Kids and adults participate together. March's theme is "Telling Tales: Stories in Art." *This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5.

Free Kids Cooking Class - Whole Foods Market Midtown East
March 16, 2013 - Upper East Side

The Veggiecation Program and select Whole Foods Market locations getting kids in the kitchen this March. Together with a Veggiecation instructor, kids will help prepare a Shamrock Smoothie and a Rainbow Cabbage Salad. Kids will be invited to learn basic nutrition facts while they prepare Veggiecation's very own recipes. They will sample the culinary creations, experience vegetables in their raw form, and cast a vote on how they liked the recipes. Kids will take home complimentary character coloring pages, recipes, and stickers. Visit veggiecation.com for more information.

Super Sabado - El Museo del Barrio
March 16, 2013 - Harlem

Take the whole family to free third Saturdays at El Museo.

252nd Annual NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade - 44th Street and Fifth Avenue
March 16, 2013 - Midtown

The world's largest St. Patrick's Day parade is always a sight to see. It will begin at 44th Street and march up Fifth Avenue past St. Patrick's Cathedral at 50th Street, up past the American Irish Historical Society at 83rd Street, and end at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 86th Street.

Blues Concert- The Tony Rohling Blues Band - Sunnyside Reformed Church
March 16, 2013 - Sunnyside

This group is dicated to keeping the Blues alive. The members are Tony Rohling on Bass Guitar, Rob Fischbach on Drums, Gary Rosa on Guitar, Rich Marans on Keyboards, Tony Curry on Harp and Mark Sanders singing Lead Vocals. They play Chicago Style Blues and do classics like Got My Mojo Working, Born Under A Bad Sign, Tore Down, Wang Dang Doodle, plus many more from artists like Albert King, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells and others that created the Chicago sound. They also do originals ranging from Classic Blues to Contemporary Blues. Refreshments will be served at intermission. The Rohling Band is a member of the Long Island Blues Society and also had the privilege to open the show for the legendary Sweet Georgia Brown - The Last of The Red Hot Mama's.

Black History StoryWalk: 'Molly, By Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams? - White Plains Public Library
Through March 17, 2013 - White Plains

Along this StoryWalk, kids in grades 1-6 and their families will learn about Molly Williams, an African American cook for NYC's Fire Company 11 in 1818, who is thought to be America's first female firefighter. The StoryWalk is based on the book entitled, ?Molly, by Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter," written by Dianne Ochiltree and illustrated by Kathleen Kemly. The StoryWalk opens Sunday, February 17 at 1pm, and continues through Sunday, March 17.

Bagels-n-Blox - Temple Beth Torah
March 17, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Parents and children 6 weeks - 3 years old are invited for a morning of music, movement, activities, and snacks.

Family Art Workshops - Queens Museum of Art
March 17, 2013 - Corona

Children ages 5-12 and their adult companions, can develop art skills through a variety of materials and themes. This program offers fun and educational activities to fuel conversations about art on view. Children with special needs welcomed, adaptations available.

St. Patrick's Day Parade - Pearl River
March 17, 2013 - Pearl River

Once in a blue moon, St. Patrick's Day falls on a Sunday and this second largest parade in New York State can happen on the actual date of the holiday. This year is that case. Second only to the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City, the Pearl River parade attracted some 100,000 spectators last year who came out to see more than 20 marching bands, more than half a dozen dance schools, fire officials, police officials, and of course elected officials at this major Rockland County celebration. The action starts at the former Pfizer plant on Middletown Road and continues down Central Avenue to Main Street.

The Irish in New York City - Salt Marsh Nature Center
March 17, 2013 - Marine Park

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a special event celebrating the history of NYC's proud Irish community. Learn how and why they left the Emerald Isle and how they became successful in the Big Apple.

Red Star/Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
March 17, 2013 - Midwood

Join students and faculty of the world-famous School of American Ballet (the official academy of New York City Ballet) in this program illustrating the process by which talented youngsters develop into accomplished classical ballet dancers. Your children will watch a "class" where training exercises and steps are demonstrated, and also enjoy excerpts from famous ballets. Presented in collaboration with the School of American Ballet

Baby Story Time: Acopladitos - Greenlight Bookstore
March 17, 2013 - Fort Greene

The kid-friendly band Acopladitos is dedicated to teaching Spanish language through music and movement to young learners. Nora and Angélica will guide children through a fun and interactive musical experience enhanced by delightful illustrations and props designed by local visual artist Tatiana Arocha. Children will listen, play, move, and sing along to live music from this magical new music project created by members of the Brooklyn indie band Balún.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts - Wilton Library
March 17, 2013 - Wilton

Children of all ages can drop-in and make a St. Patrick's Day craft to take home. No registration required.

Sunday Sing-along - The Moxie Spot
March 17, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The Moxie Spot invites everybody for a Sunday sing-along. First and 3rd Sundays feature a drum-along. Second and 4th Sundays are without the drums. "Clap, sing, dance, or just stare in amazement," as The Moxie Spot touts on its website.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
March 17, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Quakers and Parenting - Scarsdale Friends Meeting
March 17, 2013 - Scarsdale

Quakers and Parenting will consist of a brief talk and an opportunity to explore your experiences of spirituality and parenting. Childcare will be provided. Refreshments start at 1:30pm. This talk is part of a series called Quaker Quest.

Maple Sugaring Open House Demonstration - Warrup's Farm
March 17, 2013 - West Redding

Watch the process of getting sap and turning it into maple syrup and sugar candies. Pure maple syrup and maple sugar candy are available for purchase.

Sally Ride: Trailblazing Astronaut - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through March 17, 2013 - New York

Dr. Sally Ride, who passed away on July 23, 2012, broke barriers by becoming America's first woman to travel into space on the Space Shuttle Orbiter Challenger in 1983. The interactive talk will celebrate her career with NASA and the legacy she left for young people in the fields of science and technology. Every Saturday and Sunday in March.

Tours for Fours - Museum of Modern Art
March 17, 2013 - Midtown West

Look closely at three to five works of art in the museum galleries, talk about what you see, and engage in drawing, movement, or writing activities. Kids and adults participate together. March's theme is "Exploring Shape, Color, and Line." Kids must be four years old to attend this program. Younger siblings are allowed to accompany the group, but the participating child must be four. This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5.

Tours for Tweens - Museum of Modern Art
March 17, 2013 - Midtown West

Share ideas, exchange opinions, and consider different perspectives about works of art. Explore MoMA's collection and special exhibitions. Kids and adults participate together. March's topic is "Artist?s Process: Dieter Roth." This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids, however preregistration is required. Registration will take place online beginning at 10:30 a.m. ten days before the program. To receive registration and program information, sign up for the Family Programs E-news at http://www.moma.org/e-news .

A Closer Look for Kids - Museum of Modern Art
March 17, 2013 - Midtown West

Share your ideas and participate in drawing, movement, or writing activities as you explore three to five works of art in the museum galleries. Kids and adults participate together. March's theme is "Telling Tales: Stories in Art." *This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5.

KidSchool Passover Celebration - The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
March 17, 2013 - Upper West Side

The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism and its KidSchool celebrate Passover with a model seder for grades K-4. Guests welcome. Parents can attend concurrent City Congregation Salon where several "Great Jewish Short Stories" will be read and discussed. No preparation necessary.

Harrison School Of Music Student Recital & Food Drive - Harrison Public Library
March 17, 2013 - Harrison

The Harrison School of Music will hold student recitals on Sunday, March 17. Recitals are at 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm. Students will perform on a variety of instruments. In conjunction with the recitals, the Harrison School of Music will be holding a food drive for the Harrison Food Pantry. Attendees are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to the recital for donation.

Usdan - 3/17 Open House - Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts
March 17, 2013 - Wheatley Heights

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the nationally renowned Long Island summer arts day camp, continues to add new programs for its 46th, 2013 season. Most programs at Usdan Center, more than 40 in music, dance, theater, visual arts, creative writing, nature and ecology and chess, are open to all students within various age groups with no audition needed.

Tiny Tots - Hempstead Library
March 18, 2013 - Hempstead

This program is for children from 18 months to 30 months with a caregiver. Finger-plays, songs, and stories will provide fun for all.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 18, 2013 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregiver are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and bubbles. Pre-registration for this popular program is required. Mondays through May 13 other than February 18 and May 27.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 18, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Pre-registration is required. Mondays through May 13 other than February 18.

Understanding Your Options for an Independent Education: A Panel Discussion - Green Meadow Waldorf School
March 18, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents are invited to join several area educators as they explain some of the educational options available to today’s parents: Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, home-schooling, and un-schooling.

Mother Goose Time - Flushing Library
March 18, 2013 - Flushing

This interactive program features nursery rhymes, fingerplays and songs for infants 12-24 months accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver.

Poetry Writing Workshop - Barnes and Noble - Utopia Center
March 18, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Budding poets looking to perfect their craft can join poets Bob Trabold and Amanda Konstantine Perlmutter for constructive feedback in a personalized setting.

Lego Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
March 18, 2013 - Williamsburg

Kids set their imaginations free using Lego building blocks.

Peek-a-Boo time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
March 18, 2013 - Williamsburg

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays.

826 NYC After School Tutoring - Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg branch
March 18, 2013 - Brooklyn

Kids can get help with homework.

Chess Club - Queens Village Library
March 18, 2013 - Queens Village

Practice your chess skills weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Board Game Fun - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 18, 2013 - Garnerville

Students in grades 1-6 can stop by the library to play chess, checkers, Scrabble, Clue, Candyland, Chutes & Ladders, and more board games.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
March 18, 2013 - White Plains

Young children can enjoy an exciting adventure at every turn of the page during this storytime.

Broadway Craft Club - Broadway Library
March 18, 2013 - Long Island City

Kids learn how to make exciting projects and new friendships. Free supplies and free instruction.

Reading and Craft Time - North Forest Park Library
March 18, 2013 - Forest Hills

The girl scouts in Forest Hills Troop 4371 will read to and do crafts with children in grades pre-K through 2.

Metropolis (1927) - Neue Galerie
March 18, 2013 - New York

Neue Galerie presents a series of documentaries and feature films that engage with central themes of the art on display. These films are selected by the curatorial staff, and shed light on the deeper motivations of artists, give insight into the time period, or demonstrate the ongoing influence of turn-of-the-century art and thought on today's culture. Films are presented free of charge on Mondays at 4 p.m. in Cafe Fledermaus.

Cities in Crisis: Ecological Transformations - Cooper Union- The Great Hall
March 18, 2013 - New York

On the one hand, cities can be the epitome of sustainability, reaping the benefits of proximity, efficiency, and innovation. On the other hand, they can be graveyards of dreams and sources of contamination. In Cities In Crisis: Ecological Transformations, six lectures at The Cooper Union, Dr. Steward Pickett, past President of the Ecological Society of America and a plant ecologist with the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, will present an integrated view of cities from an ecological perspective and explore the frontiers of promoting the transformation of a more sustainable urban trajectory. February 11: Globalization and the Changing City - What is urbanism? What is urban from an ecological perspective? How is the urban reality evolving in a global era? What is the nature of contemporary urban crisis? How can that crisis be met as an opportunity? February 18: Cities as Ecosystems - How do ecologists think about cities? What ecological processes occur in cities? What’s wrong with the idea of open space in cities? February 25: Natural Disturbance and the City - How common is natural disturbance in the urban context? What is the nature of natural hazard in cities? How does this play out in terms of social and other kinds of vulnerability? March 4: From Sanitary to Sustainable City - How did the “sanitary city” solve social and environmental problems? What are the limits to the sanitary strategy? How does the sustainable city envision solving the problems of the sanitary city, or even of cities that are created from scratch? March 11: Ecology for Urban Design - What does ecology have to say to urban design? What ecological principles underwrite ecological urban design? How do the ethics of sustainability shape ecological application in cities? March 18: A Land Ethic for the Urban Era - Does Aldo Leopold’s ethical viewpoint apply to cities? Is there a problem with our contrast between wilderness and “urbanness”? How do we facilitate the benefits of cities and incorporate them into ethical urban thinking? INFO: www.cooper.edu; [email protected]; (212) 353-4332 Find The Cooper Union on Facebook at https://facebook.com/cooperunion and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cooperunion. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is a distinguished private college of art, architecture and engineering founded in 1859 by Peter Cooper, an inventor, industrialist and philanthropist.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
March 18, 2013 - Wilton

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

Knowledge is Power: How & Why to Advocate for Your Child with Special Needs - Norwalk City Hall
March 18, 2013 - Norwalk

Dana A Jonson, Esq., a special education attorney in private practice and a former special education teacher, will help you understand the importance of advocating effectively so your child can receive appropriate special education services. Attorney Jonson specializes in helping families of children with disabilities through the special education process, including representing them at IEP meetings, mediation and due process hearings and in Federal court. Co-sponsored by SPED*NET Wilton, Norwalk SPED Partners, and Norwalk Public Schools.

Mommy and Baby Yoga - South Nassau Hospital Parent/Child Education Classroom
March 18, 2013 - Baldwin

Experience the joy of bonding and stretching with your baby while restoring your body and replenishing your energy. Build strength, tighten your tummy and connect with your baby through music and movement. Yoga is a fun way to cultivate a loving relationship with your pre crawling baby. Please call for more information.

Spectrum Parent Support Group - Family and Children's Association
March 18, 2013 - Mineola

Family Center's Spectrum Support Group offers caregivers mutual support by providing opportunities to meet with others also raising children who are dually diagnosed. To be eligible the child must have a primary Mental Health diagnosis and a secondary Spectrum diagnosis. Groups are facilitated by Parent Advocates, each having their own unique experience raising a child under the Spectrum. While caregivers attend group, respite can be provided to children ages 5-17. To receive respite, an intake is required. This ensures staff is familiar with the child, making caregiver's participation more relaxing. Register by calling Miriam at the number listed.

Keeping Kids Safe from Sexual Abuse - Parents R Talking
March 18, 2013 - Mineola

Learn ways to keep your children, grandchildren, and any other children in your care safe from sexual abuse. For more information and details on registering for this class, visit www.parentsrtalking.com.

Blanche Wiesen Cook Presents Eleanor Roosevelt and the Promise of Human Rights - Adelphi University
March 18, 2013 - Garden City

Educator, historian, activist, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Ph.D., known for her biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, will speak on “Eleanor Roosevelt and the Promise of Human Rights,” at Adelphi University on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. in Adelphi's Ruth S. Harley University Center, Room 313, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. The event is free and open to the public. Her widely acclaimed biography, Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume 1 (Viking Penguin, 1992) and Volume II (Viking Penguin, 1999) received numerous awards and were on the New York Times bestseller list. Volume I won The Los Angeles Times 1992 Biography Prize, and the Lambda Literary Award. She is currently working on the third and final volume of Eleanor Roosevelt. Dr. Cook is a distinguished professor of history and women's studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She was honored as Scholar of the Year by the New York State Council on the Humanities in1996. In addition to her teaching, she is a frequent contributor of reviews and columns in many newspapers and periodicals. Her book, The Declassified Eisenhower, was listed by the New York Times Book Review as one of the notable books of 1981. She is the author of Crystal Eastman on Women and Revolution (Oxford University Press). She served as vice president for research of the American Historical Association and vice president and chair of the Fund for Open Information and Accountability (FOIA, Inc.). She co-founded and co-chaired the Freedom of Information and Access Committee of the Organization of American Historians. She received her doctorate degree from Johns Hopkins University and bachelor's degree from Hunter College. For more information about this and other events on campus, please visit www.adelphi.edu, or call the Cultural Events Hotline at (516) 877-4555. About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Schools of Nursing and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

Blanche Wiesen Cook Presents Eleanor Roosevelt and the Promise of Human Rights - Adelphi University
March 18, 2013 - Garden City

Educator, historian, activist, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Ph.D., known for her biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, will speak on “Eleanor Roosevelt and the Promise of Human Rights.” Her widely acclaimed biography, Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume 1 (Viking Penguin, 1992) and Volume II (Viking Penguin, 1999) received numerous awards and were on the New York Times bestseller list. Volume I won The Los Angeles Times 1992 Biography Prize, and the Lambda Literary Award. She is currently working on the third and final volume of Eleanor Roosevelt. Dr. Cook is a distinguished professor of history and women's studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She was honored as Scholar of the Year by the New York State Council on the Humanities in1996. In addition to her teaching, she is a frequent contributor of reviews and columns in many newspapers and periodicals. Her book, The Declassified Eisenhower, was listed by the New York Times Book Review as one of the notable books of 1981. She is the author of Crystal Eastman on Women and Revolution (Oxford University Press). She served as vice president for research of the American Historical Association and vice president and chair of the Fund for Open Information and Accountability (FOIA, Inc.). She co-founded and co-chaired the Freedom of Information and Access Committee of the Organization of American Historians. She received her doctorate degree from Johns Hopkins University and bachelor's degree from Hunter College. For more information about this and other events on campus, please visit www.adelphi.edu, or call the Cultural Events Hotline at (516) 877-4555. About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Schools of Nursing and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

40th annual juried Student Show - Stamford Art Association
Through March 21, 2013 - Stamford

Fourteen Fairfield County high schools will have junior and seniors present multimedia work that has been selected by art teachers. The opening reception is Sunday, March 3, 4-6pm.

downUNDER Peeps Dioramas - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Through March 21, 2013 - Fairfield

Insert those tasty marshmallow critters into a scenic diorama at the fourth annual Peeps extravaganza. Prizes will be awarded for creativity. Grades 6-12.

Art that will Make You Marvel - Agora Gallery
Through March 22, 2013 - New York

Agora Gallery, NYC is delighted to present two exhibitions that contain the joy and zest of spring, giving viewers a feeling of optimism, energy and hope. In Sensorial Perspectives viewers can appreciate the elegant, intricate approach that leads to works that are both engaging and visually stunning. Careful observation grounds every piece, demonstrating the power that a real connection to the world and its mysteries has in the creative process, but each artist brings their own unique perspective and magic to their work, with dazzling consequences. The Essence of Abstraction provides a feast for the eyes, presenting the work of artists who allow their glowing inner conviction and inspiring sense of reality and its fully dynamic nature to spill out into their works, animating and enlivening each piece. The result is art that stirs the imagination and touches the heart. The exhibitions open on March 2, 2013 and continue until March 22, 2013, with an opening reception on the evening of Thursday, March 14, at 6-8 pm. Art lovers are enthusiastically encouraged to attend and meet some of the talented artists who created the memorable and moving works on display. Exhibition Dates: March 2, 2013 – March 22, 2013 Reception: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 6-8 pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_3_2_2013.aspx Featured Artists: Sensorial Perspectives Stefano Bertolucci | Karel de Beer | Peter F. Carr | Leon Holmes | Nicole Kallenberg | Monique Robert | Parvaneh Roudgar | Kaycee Lynne | Sandy Tippett | Karin van Peski | Steffie Wallace The Essence of Abstraction Ellen Addison | Lawrence R. Armstrong | Baron Basuning | Christina del Valle | Mike Elliott | Mauro Filigheddu | Stewart Forrest | Rachel Forte | Bogdan Gor Gorczyca | Leticia Herrera | Carlos Hidalgo ("Expression Caribena") | Meaghan Fennessy Keeley | Ann Manie | Teri McCans | Jennifer Morrison | Avaz Mutall | Carina Perello | Fahim Somani | Gabriele Stewart | David W. Whitfield | Tracy Winston

Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off - Queens Library at Sunnyside
Through March 23, 2013 - Sunnyside

Families can bring their food scraps (fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds, including paper filter; tea bags; egg and nut shells; bread and pasta with no toppings) to the weekly food waste drop-off outside Queens Library at Sunnyside, Saturdays through March 23. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn them into nutrient-rich compost. No meat, dairy, bones, or oily foods, please.

R&R @ the JCC - The JCC In Manhattan
Through March 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

R&R Saturdays are free at the JCC. Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in your community. Workshops, art, yoga, meditation, food, music, study sessions, film, creative art projects, spa experiences, and both indoor and outdoor play. There are programs for both children and adults. All are welcome.

Colleen Browning: The Early Works - Bellarmine Museum of Art
Through March 24, 2013 - Fairfield

Artist Colleen Browning (1918-2003), a National Academician, played a significant role in America's contemporary realist movement in the years after 1950. Fairfield University rediscovers and celebrates the career of this Anglo-American Realist painter. January 24-March 24, 2013.

Colleen Browning: A Brush with Magic - Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery
Through March 24, 2013 - Fairfield

Artist Colleen Browning (1918-2003), a National Academician, played a significant role in America's contemporary realist movement in the years after 1950. Fairfield University rediscovers and celebrates the career of this Anglo-American Realist painter. The Thomas J. Walsh Gallery offers a selection of compelling oil paintings created in the years after 1960. January 24-March 24, 2013.

Public Art Installation: "Organic Abstracts" by Dianne Smith - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Through March 24, 2013 - Bronx

"Organic Abstracts" consists of two large-scale, outdoor sculptures by Bronx-born artist Dianne Smith. The installation showcases her minimalist approach to large, abstract works made from repurposed materials that are incorporated into the landscape.

'Balancing Acts' - Able Fine Art NY Gallery
Through March 26, 2013 - New York

Able Fine Art Gallery is proud to present the solo exhibition showcasing the exceptional work Cecily Kahn. Cecily Kahn, a native New York abstract painter, creates works distinct in their rich exploration of color, line, and form. She explores her surface with different thicknesses of paint and impasto that form layers and shapes that are in opposition and harmony with each other. Her adventurous approach to application of paint and color allows her paintings to speak with an expressive language and encourage the viewer to undertake a dynamic experience into the unconscious.

'The Mind's Journey' - Able Fine Art NY Gallery
Through March 26, 2013 - New York

Able Fine Art Gallery is proud to present the solo exhibition showcasing the exceptional work Miyeun Yi .As a Korean contemporary artist, Miyeun Yi builds a similar symbolic dialogue created from a range of mediums: torn and crumbled paper, paste, and paint on canvas. The empty space of her canvases develops rich character and meaning from deliberate creations as well as imperfections and mistakes. Yi’s work is a reflection of the progression and journey that takes place as she builds relationships of color and form in the layers of her work. Eventually her pieces culminate in harmonious final products.

50/50: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Hofstra University Museum - Hofstra University Museum
Through March 28, 2013 - Hempstead

This anniversary exhibition highlights the breadth and depth of the collection through just 50 of the 605 acquisitions donated since 2006. The featured works include paintings, prints, photographs and drawings by 20th and 21st century American, Latino and European artists such as Luis Cruz Azaceta, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Stanley Brodsky, Lucien Clergue, Yonia Fain, April Gornick, Robert Kipniss, Howardena Pindell, Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Resnick, Alison Saar, W. Eugene Smith and Stanley Twardowicz, among others. Additionally, the exhibition includes Pre-Columbian figures and vessels as well as early to mid 20th-century African masks.

50/50 The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through March 28, 2013 - Hempstead

Pick up Great Art Caper materials while in the Emily Lowe Gallery to enjoy self-guided super-sleuthing. Search for hidden clues in the works in the exhibit 50/50:Celebrating Fifty Years of the Hofstra University Museum and use the clues to complete a message. This program runs through March 28.

Pajama Program - Office of the Superintendent - Bridgeport Public Schools
Through March 30, 2013 - Bridgeport

Help a child stay warm and cozy by donating new pajamas and/or a book. Pajama Program is a 501(3)c not-for-profit organization providing new pajamas and books to children many of whom are waiting to be adopted.

VITAL SIGNS Art Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through March 30, 2013 - Pelham

A colorful, larger-than-life exhibition of photographs, installation art, and video, questioning our conventional notions of identity, beauty, gender, and the body politic. Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm, through March 30.

Vital Signs Art Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through March 30, 2013 - Pelham

A colorful and arresting exhibition of photographs, installation art, and video, questioning our conventional notions of identity, beauty, gender, and the body politic.

Artist's Studio Space - Greenburgh Public Library
Through March 31, 2013 - Elmsford

An intergenerational program for tweens, teens, and adults. Draw Manga & Fine Art. Call Kate Colquitt at (914) 721-8224 for more information. Saturdays, March 3, 17, and 31.

Fantasia's Feeding Frenzy - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Look for animal curators in the Science Inquiry Center and see what's on the menu for Fantasia, the museum's 21-foot-long albino Burmese python.

School Tour - Brooklyn Free School
Through March 31, 2013 - Clinton Hill

Learn about this K-12 independent school known for its student-centered and student-directed initiatives. Email [email protected] to reserve a spot.

Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibit - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through March 31, 2013 - Astoria

Lovers of modern art can enjoy this exhibit through the month of March which features works by 2013 Emerging Artists, who were selected by the Museum to produce outdoor artworks within the Park. These artisits are making public sculptures, which are reflective of the time, subtly mysterious, and visually compelling.

High Life Exhibit - Chelsea Market
Through March 31, 2013 - Chelsea

The exhibition displays photographic images of satirical moments during dog shows and rodeos. High Life artwork will be available for purchase through Uprise Art, an NYC-based art collectors' club providing innovative invest-to-own financing options. Photographer: Dolly Faibyshev

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through March 31, 2013 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts & crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. March. 2: Create your own Weather Wheel; March 9: In Like a Lion out Like a Lamb Puppets; March 16: Craft a St. Patrick's Day Mobile; March 23: Make a Winter to Spring Cherry Blossom Tree; March 20: Create an Under-the-Sea Wall Hanging.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through March 31, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. March 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through March 31, 2013 - White Plains

Every Friday from 7:30-9:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.

The Real Rosie the Riveters - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

This interactive talk celebrates "Rosie the Riveter," an American icon from World War II that has come to represent the "We Can Do It" spirit of women and girls around the globe. The talk will share the history of "Rosie" with visitors and offer insight into how she helped change the lives of women in the workplace up to the present day. Every Saturday and Sunday in March.

Making History, Making Art: The Work of Jonathan Ned Katz - Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

The first solo show of the lifelong West Village resident and renowned historian of gay and queer history Jonathan Ned Katz retraces the creative career of this late-emerging visual artist and underscores the inherent social-historical content of art by illustrating how profoundly a shifting political landscape remade the field for representing sexual difference.

Rare & Raw - The 2013 Queer Caucus Exhibition for the College Art Association - Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

A combination of contemporary installations, archival photographs, drawings, ephemera and video, exploring themes of queer history, visibility and notions of representations.

Youth Art Month - Harrison Public Library
Through April 01, 2013 - Harrison

Harrison Council for the Arts presents Youth Art Month, March 1-31, at the Harrison Municipal Building, Heineman Place, and the Harrison Public Library, Bruce Avenue. This annual exhibit consists of multi-media art reflecting the talents of students in the Harrison schools with works selected by art teachers in the community. Opening reception Sunday, March 3, from 13pm at the Harrison Municipal Building with entertainment at 2:30pm at the Library. Library hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 9:30am-9pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays through Saturdays 9:30am-5:30pm; Sundays 1-5pm. Municipal Building hours: Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

Spring Break - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through April 02, 2013 - Flatbush

Prospect Park offers a full week of activities for spring break. Visit the Audubon House, Lefferts Historic House, and the Prospect Park Zoo for a fun time during the break.

Morning Bird Walk: Early Migrants - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through April 02, 2013 - Flatbush

Spring into action and train to be a naturalist. Learn how to use tools of the trade and make your own nature journal. A great Spring Break activity.

2nd Floor Tours - Lefferts Historic House
Through April 02, 2013 - Flatbush

Kids can explore the unique architecture of Lefferts Historic House and learn about life on a colonial farm on this special tour.

Topsy-Turvy : A Camera Obscura by Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder - Madison Square Park
Through April 05, 2013 - New York

Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation (2013) by New York-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder will inaugurate Madison Square Park Conservancy's Mad. Sq. Art's spring 2013 season. will reimagine one of the world's oldest moving image devices into a life-sized 10-foot by 10-foot structure. Park visitors will be able to enter the interactive, large-scale installation, which will utilize the physical properties of light to capture images of the surrounding Flatiron District in real time. This centuries-old artistic medium will alter how visitors experience the park and engage with the various elements of New York City's urban landscape through a new and exciting lens.

21st Annual Student Art Festival, Part II: Grades 9-12 - Guild Hall
Through April 14, 2013 - East Hampton

The exhibition features over 3,500 pieces of student art from high schools from 11 participating public, private and home schools in the Amagansett, East Hampton, Greenport, Montauk, Wainscott, Southampton, Bridgehampton, Shelter Island, and Sagaponack districts.

'Repetition in Design': an exhibit of oil paintings on canvas - Queens Botanical Garden
Through April 15, 2013 - Flushing

Queens Botanical Garden is pleased to invite you to visit our new art exhibition: “Repetition in Design”, a series of oil paintings by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman. Mr. Gurman is also the supervising museum instructor at QBG, teaching classes on ecology and ethnobotany, writing curriculum and maintaining and creating exhibits. The exhibition will open on January 23rd and is ongoing through April 15, 2013.

downUNDER Nutmeg Week - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Through April 25, 2013 - Fairfield

Cast your ballot for 2013 Teen Nutmeg nominated books and celebrate this year's selections by making a zombie (stuffed toy), solving codes and other book-inspired crafts in the downUnder Teen Center. Grades 6-12.

Benjamin Swett - New York City of Trees - Arsenal Gallery
Through April 26, 2013 - New York

We know that trees improve living conditions in cities by filtering and cooling the air, absorbing excess rainwater, and making neighborhoods more attractive. But little has been said about the importance of trees as keepers of a city's past. In this collection of personal narratives, historical observations, and color photographs, Benjamin Swett focuses on trees with stories to tell, adding a warm and welcome outlook that is unique to the city and its cosmopolitan character. The stories of these trees from all five boroughs -- some dating back to the Revolutionary era and before -- link the living with the past in an unusual, engaging way.

Zumbatomic Zumba for Kids - The Dance Treatment
Through April 28, 2013 - Mineola

Get ready for a Zumba fun fitness class for kids ages 5-9 and 9-12. Classes are available for adults, too. The first class is free.

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through May 01, 2013 - Flatbush

Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds. Take a tour and learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Nyack Winter Farmer's Market - Nyack Center
Through May 02, 2013 - Nyack

Farm market fans have no fear, the Nyack market is moving indoors for the winter. Familiar vendors from the summer market will be on hand each Thursday through May 2 selling locally-produced food, wine, baked goods, and more.

Form Is Emptiness, Abstract Paintings by Michael Katz - Tibet House US Gallery
Through May 14, 2013 - New York

Featuring the vibrant works of renowned artist Michael Katz. A portion of all sales will benefit Tibet House US and its ongoing work to preserve and present Tibetan culture. Michael Katz is a celebrated writer, doctor, and visual artist based in New York City. Form Is Emptiness, his first exhibit for the Tibet House US, is an impressive display of his abstract expressionist work. Working with acrylic and mixed media, Katz skillfully combines fragments into cohesive and dynamic images full of color and depth. Each piece is reflective of the energy and layers of the Buddhist journey, communicating a sense of possibility, freedom, and spontaneity. In addition to the influence of Buddhism, Katz' artwork is inspired by music, yoga, dance, and particularly his career as a psychologist. Known for his dream workshops, as well as authoring two books on the subject, the connection between his art and psychology is, as the artist says, "just there. My paintings are an amalgamation of who I am."

Mamaroneck Indoor Winter Farmers' Market - St. Thomas Episcopal Church - Heathcote Hall
Through May 18, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Farm-fresh foods from local vendors. The Mamaroneck Winter Farmers Market will be held indoors during the cold winter days, and move out to St. Thomas Church parking lot in the warmer days of spring. Down to Earth Markets has confirmed the following vendors for the 2013 season: Amazing Real Live Food Company (day vendor), American Pride Seafood, Bombay Emerald Chutney Company, Dr. Pickle, Feather Ridge Farm, Flourish Baking Company, Gaia's Breath Farm, Gajeski Produce, Maura & Nuccia, Meredith's Country Bakery, Orchards of Concklin, Orwashers Bakery, Red Barn Bakery, Stone & Thistle Farm, and Tierra Farm. Saturdays, 9am-1pm, through May 18.

Jake Talks - Rockland World Radio
Through May 20, 2013 - Nyack

The JCC is seeking local teens for its weekly internet radio show, Jake Talks. Students will cover news and "hot topics" while having fun and learning the ins and outs of radio broadcasting. The show airs live each Monday at 5pm. Hear the show at rocklandworldradio.com. Listeners can call in to share their views by dialing 845-353-2910. Interested participants should contact Cathie Izen at [email protected], 845-362-4400 extension 103. Each Monday through May 20.

Shababa™ Saturday Mornings with Karina - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Celebrate the joys of Shabbat with the Shababa™ community in this intergenerational family Shabbat experience including singing, art projects, playground visits, holiday themed celebrations, and more. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Shababa™ Saturday Club - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Let your child explore and expand their connection to Shabbat, Jewish holidays, and Jewish values in a warm, informal communal setting. The staff will engage them through creative and traditional approaches. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Friday Singalong with Jarrod - Greenlight Bookstore
Through May 31, 2013 - Fort Greene

Greenlight offers a weekly singalong/story time event for babies and toddlers each Friday afternoon! Meet in the kids section for 40 minutes of favorite songs and stories for the littlest booklovers, led by Greenlight bookseller Jarrod and his trusty guitar.

Exhibition: Re-Imagining Past Possessions - Works of Recycled Materials. - transFORM Gallery
Through May 31, 2013 - New Rochelle

transFORM Gallery and Elisa Contemporary Art co-curate an international, eco-minded art exhibit in honor of our planet, "Re-Imagining Past Possessions - Works of Recycled Materials." The exhibit will run through May 31, 2013. This exhibit brings together artists from around the world to save the earth. Each artist's artwork is created from recycled and reused materials including magazines, scrap metal, junk mail, and other discarded items. Artists included: Carole Eisner, Aurora Robson, Rodolfo Edward, Lisa Mee Doherty, and Adriana Rostovsky.

Nature's Helpers - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through June 01, 2013 - 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.

Milk & Cookies Playgroup (Mommy & Me) - The Gerrard Berman Day School - Solomon Schechter of North Jersey
Through June 05, 2013 - Oakland

The school invites mothers and their pre-schoolers to this weekly playgroup with music & movement, arts & crafts, celebrations of the Jewish holidays, and Hebrew stories. Group meets each Wednesday through June 5.

Junior Congregation - New City Jewish Center
Through June 15, 2013 - New City

Kids review highlights of the synagogue's weekly Shabbat service, discuss the weekly Torah portion, play games, then lead the congregation in prayers. Saturdays through June 15.

Junior Junior Congregation - New City Jewish Center
Through June 15, 2013 - New City

kids pre-school through second grade can sing Shabbat songs, talk about the Torah portion of the week, have a snack, then return to the main sanctuary to lead the congregation in Adon Olam. Saturdays through June 15.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through June 30, 2013 -

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

Inclusive Weekend Classes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through June 30, 2013 - SoHo

An opportunity for children with physical disabilities ages 7 and older and their able-bodied siblings or friends to participate in a drop-off art class together. This program is intended to make the museum's art-making accessible to all needs and provide an opportunity for siblings to spend time with each other and with peers who have similar experiences.If a child with a physical disability doesn't have a sibling to attend the session with him or her, the child may bring along a friend instead. Each session offers a new workshop that is designed to meet the needs of the participants. This program is staffed with CMA teaching artists and a licensed occupational therapist(s).?This program is based on a class-like model in which the teaching artists and the OT work to facilitate the group experience, with a keen eye towards the special needs of the participants;?if your child requires dedicated one-on-one attention you should consider bringing a paraprofessional or other adult to help facilitate your child's experience. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, though they are welcome to stay if they wish or remain close by in another part of the museum. To sign up for a session, discuss your child's needs with the program director in advance of the session. Contact Rachel for more information at [email protected]

Story Time with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Emily, The Moxie Spot's resident storyteller, reads for the young and impressionable.

Sing-along with Andrew - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Hear stories, sing, dance, then eat!

Dance Around with Nat - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Nat, the Moxie Spot's proprietor, leads an hour of dancing and music.

Sunday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn

Babies and toddlers enjoy stories as read by a different visiting author each week.

Saturday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn

Saturday Story Time is geared toward kids ages 3 to 8 and their families. Authors and illustrators of picture books often visit us on Saturdays to present their new books, and neighborhood performers sometimes read as well.

Autism Spectrum Parent Support Group - Family and Children's Association
Through September 01, 2013 - Mineola

Family Center’s Spectrum Support Group offers caregivers mutual support by providing opportunities to meet with others also raising children who are dually diagnosed. To be eligible the child must have a primary Mental Health diagnosis and a secondary Spectrum diagnosis. Groups are facilitated by Parent Advocates, each having their own unique experience raising a child under the Spectrum. While caregivers attend group, respite can be provided to children ages 5-17. To receive respite, an intake is required. This ensures staff is familiar with the child, making caregiver’s participation more relaxing. Meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month, except holidays. RSVP Miriam at 516-485-5914 xtn 2223 no later than seven days prior to the meeting date.

Free Open Hours - Waterfront Museum
Through September 30, 2013 - Red Hook

Visit the Waterfront Museum during free open hours and learn about this historic Hudson River barge and the maritime history of New York harbor.

Family Friendly Friday Night Service - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 06, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to this special service featuring singing, dancing, a puppet show, challah, and grape juice.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 28, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to celebrate Shabbat each Saturday morning with lessons, stories, and games.

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.

Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2014 - Garden City

See the work of 10 skilled sculptors located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. This outdoor installation showcases the talents of Miggy Buck (NY), John Clement (NY), Maria Hall (NY), Ed Haugevik (NY), William King (NY), Anti Liu (NY), Johnny Poux (NY), Kim Radochia (MA), Christopher Saucedo (NY), and Hans Van de Bovenkamp (NY). Works of art encompass use of various materials-steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete and reflective mirrors. These man-made creations are transposed into poetic visual narrations. The exhibition runs through May 31, 2014.

FREE Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through September 15, 2030 - Scarsdale

A different project every Saturday.

Understanding Memory Loss - Somers Library
Through June 04, 2102 - Somers

This program helps the audience distinguish between Alzheimer's Disease and age-associated memory impairment. Learn what the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease are, along with guidance on how to obtain a diagnosis and what treatments are currently available. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.

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