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Kids Theater in Bronx Week of March 18

March 18, 2013   |    

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Theater for Kids in Bronx Check out these free and low-cost family and children's theater performances playing the week of March 18 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 18, 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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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; toby@cooper.edu; (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.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
March 19, 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.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 19, 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 19, 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 19, 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.

Robert the Guitar Guy - Scarsdale Public Library
March 19, 2013 - Scarsdale

Songs and activities with Robert Markowitz for children ages 2-5 years with caregiver. Registration is required.

Celebrate Passover - JCC Rockland
March 19, 2013 - West Nyack

Children are invited to celebrate the season of matzah and charoset with fun crafts and activities. Hear the story of the Jewish holiday of Passover, decorate and taste matzah, and learn holiday songs you can share around your holiday table.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
March 19, 2013 - Dyker Heights

Teens play games, read, do homework, listen to music, and take over the library...sort of!

Our Garden Club - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
March 19, 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.

Our Garden Club - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
March 19, 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 19, 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.

Origami for Tweens - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 19, 2013 - Garnerville

Tweens can discover the fun of simple paper folding techniques. Participants will make models and more. Pre-registration is required.

Mother 2 Mother Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health WIC Office
March 19, 2013 - Spring Valley

The Rockland County Department of Health invites new mothers and mothers-to-be to attend this monthly support group that offers help and information. The program is led by a certified lactation consultant who can help women with their questions and concerns. Babies and toddlers are welcome. The group is available in Spanish at 1:45pm.

Drop-in Storytime - Scarsdale Public Library
March 19, 2013 - Scarsdale

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

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
March 19, 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 19, 2013 - Katonah

Favorite stories for young and old are read every Tuesday.

Crafty Tuesdays - Forest Hills Library
March 19, 2013 - Forest Hills

Children ages 5 and up explore their creative side and have fun making great projects to take home.

Homework Help - Rosedale Library
March 19, 2013 - Rosedale

Homework aid for children in first through sixth grades is available after school.

Kids Club - Hillcrest Library
March 19, 2013 - Flushing

A fun program that offers something new and different to do for children ages 8-12.

Wilton Clergy Association Lecture Series: How Can this Generation Speak to the Next about Violence in Society? - Wilton Library
March 19, 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.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
March 19, 2013 - Wilton

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

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
March 19, 2013 - Wilton

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

Look, Listen and Learn - Wilton Library
March 19, 2013 - Wilton

Children aged 3-4 gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting with stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes. No registration required.

P J Story Time - Main - Fairfield Public Library
March 19, 2013 - Fairfield

Join Children's Librarian Cindyb for quiet evening time at the Library with stories and songs. For families with children ages 2-6. Wear your PJs and bring a favorite stuffed friend.

Book Blast! - Fairfield Public Library
March 19, 2013 - Fairfield

At this special meeting of the monthly book club the discussion revolves around the book Wonder, which is the book selection for this month's One Book One Town program. There will be snacks as well. Teens grades 6-8.

I.E.P. Tune-Up – Common Core State Standards to the Rescue - The offices of Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge
March 19, 2013 - Ridgefield

Bring your child’s I.E.P., a colored pen, yellow highlighter – and your vision for the next 12 months. It’s mark-up time and not too early to plan for, or request, your child’s next P.P.T. Together with Special Education Advocate Linda Talbert, align your child’s I.E.P. to Connecticut’s recently adopted Common Core State Standards.

Many Faces of Islam: What Determines the Rights of Women? - Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock
March 19, 2013 - Manhasset

Daisy Khan, Executive Director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, will examine why muslim women's status differs from country to country. She will explore why six muslim women have become heads of state while others are still unable to drive and how men distort scripture to justify girls /women access to education. Ms. Khan has worked with the American government, the United Nations, and leaders world wide to spread awareness of progressive Islamic values. Her insights will help us better understand the diversity within the Muslim world and enable us to support universal rights of women. Ms. Khan will be writing a book about muslim women as agents of change - the book will be published by Random House in 2013 or early 2014. Co-sponsored by the UUCSR Social Justice Committee. Held in the UUCSR Social Hall.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
March 20, 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 20, 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).

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 20, 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 20, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Parents 4 Parents Special Needs Support Group Monthly Meeting - Rosenthal JCC
March 20, 2013 - Pleasantville

Parents 4 Parents is a support network for parents of children with special needs who have been through the emotions of receiving a diagnosis for their children, navigating the evaluation process and educational programs (EI, CPSE, CSE), and living with the day-to-day challenges of raising and caring for their beloved children. All are welcome. RSVP required.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
March 20, 2013 - Laurelton

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

Nook Night - Barnes and Noble-Uptopia Center
March 20, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Welcome to the wonderful world of NOOK. Guests can bring their NOOK to this workshop and learn all they need to know about these award-winning eBook Readers. Learn how the family of NOOKs will fit in with your family.

Parent Zone: How to Talk to Your Child While Reading - Stepping Stones Museum
March 20, 2013 - Norwalk

Learn to ask questions that guide children to follow a book's storyline and text in this parents only workshop. Free childcare is available for children 3 and older. Free dinner included. Limited space. Registration required.

Make Dog Biscuits for Homeless Animals - Pequot Library
March 20, 2013 - Southport

Make a special treat for a dog who lives in a shelter. Call ext. 18 to register for this program.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
March 20, 2013 - West Nyack

Children can stop by the store's kids department to hear Let's Go for a Drive by Mo Willems. Gerald and Piggie want to hit the road But the best-laid plans of pigs and elephants often go awry.

Book Babies - The Field Library
March 20, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Craftivities - East Flushing Library
March 20, 2013 - Flushing

Crafts,kids, and fun. Children age 3 and up will work on a craft activity. Preregistration with the children's librarian is required.

Computer Class Sponsered By New York Cares - Woodside Library
March 20, 2013 - Woodside

Receive one on one training with any computer related questions. Learn the internet, Microsoft program and setting up email accounts.

Poetry in Motion Rehearsals - Wilton Library
March 20, 2013 - Wilton

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

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
March 20, 2013 - Wilton

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
March 20, 2013 - Wilton

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

Eyes, Ears, and Feet: How Animals Use Their Senses - Wilton Library
March 20, 2013 - Wilton

Children ages 3-4 are invited to meet some live animals. Earthplace of Westport will visit for a lesson about animal senses. Count a spider's eyes, find a frog's circular ears, discover what snake smell with, and much more. This program is a great way for children to meet different animals and practice important skills like counting, and shape recognition. Registration required.

Newbery Club - Wilton Library
March 20, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades 4-6 are invited to join this new monthly book club which introduces children to Newbery Award winning books. The book for March's discussion is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which won the Newbery in 2009. Read the book and spend a fun hour at the Library with crafts, questions, snacks, and activities. Registration required.

Science and the Citizen - The Cooper Union
March 20, 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)

FREE Breastfeeding Support Group - Hudson Valley Hudson Hospital Center - Wagner Conference Room
March 20, 2013 - Cortlandt Manor

Mothers from the region meet with Linda LeMon to talk about breastfeeding and parenting issues, and moms can meet others in the area and exchange information and experiences. To register, call or go online at hvhc.org/events.

Foster Care Info & Orientation - Westchester Department of Social Services
March 20, 2013 - White Plains

Westchester County is in need of more than 40 foster homes to provide the county's most vulnerable children with temporary housing in a safe and stable environment. Attend this orientation to learn about what it means to become a foster parent. For more information or to preregister for orientation, call United Way's 2-1-1. RSVP required. uwwp.org.

Mitzvah Play Date with Exceptional Young Adults - JCC Rockland
March 21, 2013 - West Nyack

Local teens are invited to help host a play date for their peers who have special needs. Come shoot pool, play games, bake cookies, or do other activities with young adults from various agencies throughout the community. Host teens can get community service credit for their participation.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 21, 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 21, 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 21, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
March 21, 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.

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
March 21, 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 21, 2013 - Jamaica

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

Storytime - Pomonok Library
March 21, 2013 - Flushing

Preschoolers ages 3-5 can enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Book Talk - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
March 21, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Kids read from and share their favorite books and learn about others. Take home a free book!

Spring Peepers - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
March 21, 2013 - Broad Channel

Celebrate the first full day of spring with the spring peeper chorus. Join a National Park Service ranger to discover these tiny but fascinating tree frogs on an evening stroll to Big John’s Pond. Program will begin with a short indoor presentation. Bring a flashlight. Program and parking are free.

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.

Passover Storytime - Barnes & Noble at Palisades Center
March 21, 2013 - West Nyack

Rabbi Jeffrey Abraham from Congregation Sons of Israel in Nyack hosts this special storytime for the Jewish holiday of Passover. Children can hear him read What Am I? Passover by Ann Margaret Lewis, and Passover is Here by Bobby Pearlman.

Staying Safe Behind the Wheel - Somers Library
March 21, 2013 - Somers

It doesn't matter how young or old we are; the open road beckons - and especially at this time of the year. You probably already have your road maps, so here is a map for helping you stay safe behind the wheel. Presented by Joe Marconi of Osceola Garage. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
March 21, 2013 - White Plains

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

The Hobbit: The Game - Wilton Library
March 21, 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.

Poetry in Motion Dress Rehearsal - Wilton Library
March 21, 2013 - Wilton

Dress rehearsal for kids in grades 6–12 participating in the Poetry in Motion performance on March 22 and March 23.

Summer Programs for Children with Special Needs - Resource Fairs - Ferguson Library Auditorium
March 21, 2013 - Stamford

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. For more information, contact Karleen Craddock at kcraddock@ctfsn.org.

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.

An Evening with David Harrell - Fairfield Public Library
March 21, 2013 - Fairfield

Actor and disability advocate David Harrell was born without his right hand. He will talk about what it is like to grow up with a physical difference that sets you apart from others.

End the Struggle - Brain Balance Achievement Center
March 21, 2013 - Norwalk

This lecture is for parents of children age 4-17 that are struggling with academic, behavior, emotional or sensory issues. Gain a comprehensive understanding and deeper insight into the issues and challenges that these children are facing. Dr. Goldenberg will explain the underlying causes of: ADHD, Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorgers. Learn how this Drug Free approach can improve behavioral outcomes at home and at school. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by calling 203-847-3000.

Picture Book Time - Hempstead Library
March 22, 2013 - Hempstead

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

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
March 22, 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 22, 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.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
March 22, 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 22, 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.

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

Freestyle Fridays - Brooklyn Public Library, Bushwick branch
March 22, 2013 - Bushwick

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

Chess Club - Auburndale Library
March 22, 2013 - Flushing

Kids can learn new skills and make friends. Hosted by Chess Master Paul.

Wii Play - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
March 22, 2013 - Haverstraw

Students in grades 1-6 are invited to challenge their friends to a game on the Wii.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
March 22, 2013 - West Nyack

Children can stop by the store's kids department to hear Let's Go for a Drive by Mo Willems. Gerald and Piggie want to hit the road But the best-laid plans of pigs and elephants often go awry.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
March 22, 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 22, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

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

Mother Goose TIme - Poppenhusen Library
March 22, 2013 - College Point

Infants and toddlers up to age two can enjoy bouncing rhymes and songs, short books and circle time designed to support children on the road to reading. Parents and other adult caregivers are welcome.

Book Buddies - Douglaston/Little Neck Library
March 22, 2013 - Little Neck

Children in grades K-4 will share stories with a reading buddy. This hour long program will give each child an opportunity to practice listening and reading aloud. Preregistration is required. Space is limited.

Children's Garden Club - Wilton Library
March 22, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades K and up are invited to join this weekly Garden Club. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall the club will plan, plant, tend, and eat fruits and vegetables from a raised-bed garden. During this meeting, help plan the garden and prepare for springtime planting. This is an activity for the whole family. Contact the head of the Children's Library, Andrea Falkner, for more information and to sign up for the program: afalkner@wiltonlibrary.org or call x225.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
March 22, 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 22, 2013 - Fairfield

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

downUNDER Premieres - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
March 22, 2013 - Fairfield

Unwind after a week at school. Watch a new to DVD movie and share snacks with friends in the downUnder Teen Center. Grades 6-12.

Live Your Life Theater Performance - Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
March 22, 2013 - New York

Presented in collaboration with People's Theatre Project, this performance showcases local Washington Heights students (ages 5-12). The students worked with PTP and CHALK (Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids), a branch of the Community Pediatrics at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. During the program teaching artists and students will share theatre games, improv and physical activities that promote the 10 habits of healthy kids. Advanced registration is required, call 212 923 8008.

Free Music Friday - American Folk Art Museum
March 22, 2013 - New York

The museum offers live music and a cash wine bar in the galleries each Friday evening. Hosted by Lara Ewen, the March 22 lineup features acoustic folk from Scott Rudd, lyrically intense songwriting from Adam Day, and powerful vocal and guitar chops from Abby Ahmad. The Museum's first Free Music Fridays CD will also be available for sale, and the 16-track compilation is only $5.

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.

Saturday Crafts @ The Field - The Field Library
March 23, 2013 - Peekskill

Crafty kids can drop in for simple crafts.

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.

MARCH for the Earth - Queens Botanical Garden
March 23, 2013 - Flushing

Celebrate the vernal equinox and help QBG prepare for the opening season. Enjoy a day of volunteering and unity at QBG, followed by a festive march to the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Unisphere. Individuals and groups are welcome to volunteer. Advanced registration required - email rforlenza@queensbotanical.org. (NOTE: The Parking Garden will be open for this event; $5 per vehicle.)

Family Art Project: Up Pops Spring! - Wave Hill
March 23, 2013 - Bronx

Look around and see the very early signs of spring. Guest artist Moses Ros shows participants how to use the everyday cardboard container as a springboard for handmade stamps in fantastic, nature-inspired, pop-up collages and mobiles that celebrate the budding season.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
March 23, 2013 - West Nyack

Children can stop by the store's kids department to hear Let's Go for a Drive by Mo Willems. Gerald and Piggie want to hit the road But the best-laid plans of pigs and elephants often go awry.

Have a Hoot with a Ranger - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
March 23, 2013 - Broad Channel

Junior Rangers are invited to an owl adventure. Learn about owls and their habitat through a hike and an owl pellet investigation.

Community Easter Celebration - Gantry State Park
March 23, 2013 - Long Island City

Enjoy age specific Easter egg hunts, live music, games, prizes, and of course pictures with the Easter Bunny and more.

LEGOMANIA! - Freestyle Lego Building - Scarsdale Public Library
March 23, 2013 - Scarsdale

Unstructured, free-style building. Registration is required, but not restricted to Scarsdale card holders.

Easter Candy Hunt - Westmoreland Sanctuary
March 23, 2013 - Mount Kisco

An afternoon of fun and excitement. Following the candy hunt, there will be games for the children such as a jelly bean relay and balloon-hop relay, separated by age group. Bring your own bag or basket. This FREE community event is sponsored by Bedford Village Chowder and Marching Club. Rain date is March 24 at 1pm.

Peter Rabbit Story Time - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
March 23, 2013 - White Plains

A special themed story time full of fun activities. Kids will enjoy a reading of Beatrix Potter's classic original tale, and make bunny ears.

Create a Special Mosaic Craft - Straight A's
March 23, 2013 - White Plains

Create a Mosaic by Number Art Masterpiece provided by The Orb Factory. Free crafts will follow at 1pm.

Saturday Family Programs: Vanessa Trien and Jumping Monkeys - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
March 23, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Trien, a Boston-based singer-songwriter and children's performer, has become a local rock star among the young and young at heart. Her fans, the "Nessa Groupies," sing and dance in the aisles at her packed shows with her lively band, the Jumping Monkeys, and can't get enough of her three award-winning children's CDs, including her latest Balloon Ride. Families will be given seating priority. Seating is Limited.

Scavenger Hunt - Blue Heron Park
March 23, 2013 - Staten Island

Kids will enjoy an outdoor scavenger hunt.

Nature Photography: Winter Landscapes - Salt Marsh Nature Center
March 23, 2013 - Marine Park

The Urban Park Ranger photography programs help participants interpret the natural would through artistic expression, while learning about the local environment. Cameras are NOT provided.

SpEGGtacular Hunt - Bergen County Zoo
March 23, 2013 - Paramus

Children ages 10 and under are invited to bring an Easter basket for this special holiday event. The egg hunt starts at 10 am. Afterward, enjoy refreshments, story telling, and crafts. The Easter Bunny arrives at 11am. Then stay to watch the zoo's animals participate in their own egg hunt. Rain date March 24. Space is limited so pre-registrarion is required. Call or e-mail bczoodirector@yahoo.com.

Story Time: George O'Connor presents Poseidon: Earth Shaker - Greenlight Bookstore
March 23, 2013 - Fort Greene

Brooklyn author and cartoonist George O'Connor returns to Greenlight to present the newest in his series of graphic novels on the heroes of Greek mythology, the Olympians! In the fifth installment, George turns the spotlight on Poseidon, the god of the sea. George will talk about the story and draw dynamic pictures for young mythology buffs at Story Time

Minecraft Club - Wilton Library
March 23, 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.

4th Saturday Wildcard Night - The Moxie Spot
March 23, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

What's happening at the Moxie Spot? Come down and yell for your favorite activity. Whatever the vast majority decides, wins (or whomever yells the loudest!).

Tales to Tails - Wilton Library
March 23, 2013 - Wilton

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program bring therapy dogs to the library for children to read to them. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. Children must read independently to participate in this program. Registration required.

Saturday Story Time - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
March 23, 2013 - Fairfield

Children ages 3-5 are invited to this story hour with an adult for seasonal picture books, finger plays and songs.

Dog Tales! - Fairfield Public Library
March 23, 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.

Women's History Month Celebration - Discovery Museum
March 23, 2013 - Bridgeport

Dozens of women in STEM (Science, Technology,Engineering and Mathematics)careers will talk to visitors about what they do and how they got to where they are today.

Two Music Ensembles Concert - Church of the Intercession
March 23, 2013 - Washington Heights

The award-winning Hobbs High School Festival Choir (New Mexico) and the West Salem High School Orchestra (Oregon) will perform in concert at 2pm on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Church of the Intercession. The concert will feature both choral and orchestral works including the music of Shostakovich, Grieg, Elgar, Mendelssohn, and Mozart. The Hobbs High School Festival Choir, hailing from Hobbs, N.M., is comprised of the A Capella and Mixed Choirs from Hobbs High School. Led by director Ricardo Monreal, the choral department upholds a reputation for excellence throughout their local, district, and state regions. Monreal received his bachelor degree in music education with an emphasis in choral education from Eastern New Mexico University and went on to complete his master’s degree at Westminster Choir College. The choirs consistently receive superior ratings in the Southeast District of New Mexico and perform frequently in community functions around the area. The group has toured multiple times, most recently to San Antonio and Dallas, Texas. The West Salem High School Orchestra of Salem, Ore., is consistently ranked as one of the top high school orchestras through competition in the Oregon School Activities Association State Orchestra Festival. Placing both first and second in subsequent years, the school program offers three string orchestras in addition to a full symphony. The orchestra’s members are frequently chosen by audition to perform in the Oregon All State Orchestra, All Northwest Orchestra, Oregon State Activities State Solo Competition and the highly competitive All City Orchestra. The students keep an intensive schedule, meeting nine-ten hours every week between their school-day chamber orchestra, after-school full symphony orchestra, and weekly chamber and sectional coaching. Director Daryl Silberman studied viola at the University of Colorado at Boulder, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and University of Southern California. She has been director of the West Salem High School Orchestra program since 2007.

Tours for Fours - Museum of Modern Art
March 23, 2013 - Midtown West

Look closely at three to five works of art in the museum galleries, talk about wha

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