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KIDS THEATER IN BRONX WEEK OF MARCH 18

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by Kids Events Editor March 18, 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 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 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.

A Closer Look for Kids - Museum of Modern Art
March 23, 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.

20th annual Spring Egg Hunt - Belmont Lake State Park
March 23, 2013 - North Babylon

Egg hunts will be every 15 minutes. Children will be hunting for eggs in three groups; ages 4 and under; ages 5-6, and ages 7-9. In addition to the hunt, there will be a petting zoo, temporary tattoos, pony rides, environmental crafts, a visit by the Spring Bunny and more. All activities are free.

Gustafer Yellowgold KidsLIVE at New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
March 23, 2013 - Midtown

Groovy Gustafer Yellowgold is a small, yellow, cone-headed fellow, who came to Earth from the Sun and has a knack for finding himself neck-deep in absurd situations as he explores his new life in the Minnesota woods. Equal parts pop rock concert and animated storybook, Gustafer Yellowgold concerts are a truly different multimedia experience that entrances children and adults alike.

Children's Author Events: Joe McKendry - MoMA Design Store
March 23, 2013 - SoHo

Joe McKendry teaches painting and illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. His new book, "One Times Square," explores the story of this fascinating intersection and features lush watercolors that tell little-known stories behind some of the area's landmark buildings. McKendry's reading will be accompanied by a presentation on his watercolor and illustration techniques. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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

Celebrate the vernal equinox and help QBG prepare for the opening season by joining us for a day of volunteering and unity here 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.

Free Soccer Clinic! - Clarkstown FC at The Rock
March 23, 2013 - Nanuet

Aspiring soccer champs are invited to attend this free clinic being given by former Manchester United & Republic of Ireland Youth International player, Kevin Grogan, in partnership with Clarkstown Soccer Club. Times are as follows: 2-3pm, boys born 8/1/03-7/31/05; 3-4pm, boys Born 8/1/05-7/31/07. Also scheduled to attend is Erik Rengifo, a former U18 American National and Division 1 Player.

Historical Fashion Tea Party - Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
March 23, 2013 - New York

Bring along your favorite doll or stuffed animal to enjoy the experience too. Learn how to properly "take" tea, try on historical clothing and create a colonial mob cap. The event is appropriate for children 5 and up with an adult learning partner. Pre-paid advanced registration is required: call 212-923-8008.

Accessorize Your Imagination! - The Scholastic Store
March 23, 2013 - New York

Give your creative side a workout with a jewelry-making double feature! Start with a dot and make a necklace, bracelet and more with the newest bijoux book, Dot Jewelry. Round out the fun with Ribbon Bangles, a cool Klutz craft that is simple to do and fun to wear. Ages 5 and up.

Social Skills Classes Tour - Kids Learning Loft
March 23, 2013 - Williston Park

Come tour Kids Learning Loft's facility to observe our social skills classes with peer models in progress. The gold standard of Applied Behavior Analysis is used in implementing all programs to ensure the most effective strategies in teaching social skills, while also promoting lots of fun. Come see the difference and why kids "break through at the Loft." RSVP required.

Passover Day! - The JCC In Manhattan
March 23, 2013 - New York

Original Origami for Children & Adults; Face Painting with Jaime Gruber; Community Cinema: The King & I; Meet Moses: A Passover Journey; Storybook Theater: Izzy The Whizz; Adult Crafts Stamps, Carving and Printing; A Cappella Concert: Flat Iron Four and much, much more!!! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, creative art projects, Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHEN: Saturday March 23, 2013, 2:00pm-5:00pm (until March 23rd) WHERE: The JCC In Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 WHY: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and... IT'S ALL FREE! For more information: www.jccmanhattan.org/rr or join our Facebook page for updated information https://www.facebook.com/pages/RR-Shabbat-at-The-JCC-in-Manhattan/193553367387562

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.

Mommy and Me Extravaganza - Wayne PAL
March 24, 2013 - Wayne

Mothers and their children are invited to this special event. Moms can shop from vendors, enjoy massages, and hear music while kids can participate in their own activities. Children can get their face painted, stuff a bear, make their own lip gloss, get a balloon sculpture, enjoy cotton candy, a clown, hair extensions, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Family Art Workshops - Queens Museum of Art
March 24, 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.

Jamaica Bay Origami - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
March 24, 2013 - Jamaica

Did you know that origami came from the Japanese words “Oru” meaning “to fold” and “Kami” meaning “paper”? Learn more about this relaxing art and create the animals found in and around Jamaica Bay.

Clearpool Amphibian Hunt - Green Chimneys Clearpool Campus
March 24, 2013 - Carmel

Bring the whole family for an exciting day of nature and discovery. Explore the nature wonderland of the Green Chimneys Clearpool Campus and help to count its many species. You'll be guided through one of three bodies of water using dip nets and your own hands to help search for and identify Clearpool's collection of creatures. All equipment will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are welcome to picnic prior to the event. Space is limited; register ASAP. For more information or to reserve, call 845-225-8226 or email chendershot@greenchimneys.org.

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.

Vernal Pool Hike - Muscoot Farm
March 24, 2013 - Katonah

Join the farm's naturalist for a hike to the vernal pools to see the wood frogs and fairy shrimp. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Meet at the reception center.

Exploring the Water Cycle - Salt Marsh Nature Center
March 24, 2013 - Marine Park

The Urban Park Rangers introduce you us to important scientific concepts related to changing weather patters, thus helping us prepare for the future. Learn about climate change, global warming, and concepts of sustainability, and delve into everyday weather events including lightning and thunder, clouds and the water cycle, and not-so-everyday events such as hurricanes and extreme storms.

Nature Exploration - Bloomingdale Park
March 24, 2013 - Staten Island

Enjoy a light, early Spring hike through Bloomingdale Park.

Baby Story Time: Vered - Greenlight Bookstore
March 24, 2013 - Fort Greene

Brooklyn singer-songwriter Vered makes music that is all about bonding with your little one. Her album, Good Morning My Love, was named a 2011 favorite by Laurie Berkner, kid-music superstar and fellow mom, and it's also a 2012 winner of a Parents' Choice Gold Award!

Sunday Sing-along - The Moxie Spot
March 24, 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 24, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Open House - Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
March 24, 2013 - Center Moriches

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is hosting a series of open houses for prospective campers and families of children and young adults with special needs. Parents should bring their children if they are to be a new camper this summer. During the tour, parents will have a chance to meet the year-round staff and ask questions or address any concerns that they might have. In addition, they will have the opportunity to see the new dining hall that will accommodate more campers during mealtime. Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is a resident summer camp serving children and young adults ages six to 21 with both physical and developmental special needs. Its mission is to help these children to achieve equality, dignity, and maximum independence through a safe and quality program of camping, recreation, and education. Throughout the program, campers participate in many activities, such as arts and crafts, talent shows, cook-outs, swimming and boating.

Sally Ride: Trailblazing Astronaut - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through March 24, 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 24, 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.

A Closer Look for Kids - Museum of Modern Art
March 24, 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.

Houdini's Infamous Suspended Straitjacket Escape Recreated - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
March 24, 2013 - New York

In homage to the late, great Harry Houdini on the anniversary of his birthday, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square sideshow performer Albert Cadabra will execute Houdini's infamous straitjacket escape hanging from the ceiling of the New York City Odditorium. Albert Cadabra will hang 35 feet off of the ground, bound only from his ankles, and attempt a full escape from the restraints of a regulation straitjacket. Cadabra is master of ceremonies and lead performer of Ripley's Sideshow Wonders, a live, family-friendly sideshow with performances of the strange and bizarre.

My Little Sunshine to Open Second Location in Tribeca - My Little Sunshine
March 24, 2013 - Tribeca

The multi-brand, modern-day mom and pop children's store My Little Sunshine is slated to open its second location in TriBeCa at 145 Hudson St. on March 24 to follow up the success of the store's Chelsea location, which opened in the fall of 2010. The boutique offers stylish and wearable children's clothing from such upscale labels exclusive to the TriBeCa location including Girl and a Mouse, Babe and Tess and Morley. Additional labels include Blu Pony Vintage, Tane Organics, Mini Rodini, Scotch Shrunk and Bobo Choses. The store also carries a hand-picked selection of toys and books, and offers kids' haircuts (priced at $38), all under one roof. This haircutting service will be the first of its kind in TriBeCa, offering a complete package to the store's customers. For store locations and hours, and to shop the new spring and summer collections, visit the recently launched website, now offering free shipping through May 1 at mylittlesunshinenyc.com. You can also follow My Little Sunshine on Facebook and Twitter.

Kids Kreations - New Hope Church
March 24, 2013 - Westbury

New Hope Church is sponsoring Kids Kreations, a FREE afternoon that includes an Easter story, making a craft to bring home and a snack. This activity is for children up to age 8. Come between 3-5pm. For futher information, please call 516-726-2288 or visit NewHopeChurchLI.com.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 25, 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 25, 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.

Munchkin Mondays featuring Matty Roxx - Palisades Center Mall
March 25, 2013 - West Nyack

Rockland Parent and the Palisades Center team up to offer special activities for parents and their pre-schoolers. Each event will offer a kid oriented activity as well as coupons for mall promotions. This week, toddlers are invited to rock with Rockland's own Matty Roxx. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

Mother Goose Time - Flushing Library
March 25, 2013 - Flushing

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

Pesach Club and Pizza Party - Congregation Sons of Israel
March 25, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Children and their parents are invited for a final eating and burning of chametz (bread products) before the Jewish holiday of Passover. A fire truck and fire department mascot will be on hand for the kids to play with. Afterward, enjoy Passover songs and stories followed by pizza.

Chess Club - Queens Village Library
March 25, 2013 - Queens Village

Practice your chess skills weekly on Monday and Thursday evenings.

Board Games for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Cypress Hills branch
March 25, 2013 - Cypress Hills

Kids play traditional board games.

Read and Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
March 25, 2013 - Greenpoint

Babies and toddlers hear stories, explore books, and play.

Chess for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
March 25, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Kids, 8 and older, learn and play chess.

Board Game Fun - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
March 25, 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 25, 2013 - White Plains

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

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
March 25, 2013 - Wilton

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

The Drafts Monthly Play Readings - The Red Room
March 25, 2013 - New York

This month's reading series will feature A Room Full of Ramen by David Trevor Lawson and Carting by Lynn Veach Sadler, both directed by Nicole Gehring.

Whodunit? Book Club - Wilton Library
March 25, 2013 - Wilton

Kids in grades 2 and 3 are invited to join this mystery book club. Children will have the opportunity to meet and discuss The Hardy Boys Secret Files: Trouble at the Arcade by Franklin Dixon. Snacks will be provided, along with fun detective activities. Parents and guardians must be in the library.

Family Movie - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
March 25, 2013 - Haverstraw

Come in and enjoy a family movie at the library.

Open Craft Mondays - Fairfield Public Library
March 25, 2013 - Fairfield

Drop by the Library to make a seasonal and fun craft. Open to all ages while supplies last.

Parent Support Group - Family and Children's Association
March 25, 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.

Sparkle: The Princess Spectacular - St. Thomas Aquinas Church
March 25, 2013 - Park Slope

In this interactive new musical, kids dance, sing, and count to help the Princesses rescue Prince Charming from the Witch's spell. Raffles, pizza, and pics with the cast follow afterward.

'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.

The Bible Experience -
Through March 27, 2013 - NY

An exquisite interactive gallery housed in New York City's renowned meatpacking district. "The Bible Experience" features an array of breathtaking photography and rare biblical artifacts, many of which are one-of-a-kind pieces arriving straight from the Vatican for this limited, U.S.-only exhibition.

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.

Meet the Easter Bunny! - Sky View Center
Through March 30, 2013 - Flushing

Hop on over to welcome the mall’s very own Easter bunny. He'll be on hand to celebrate everyone’s favorite spring holiday with photos. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to hop up to Level D, where the Easter bunny will reside, during this time to say hello and have their photo taken.

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 bfsadmissions@gmail.com 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. March 19-April 14, 2013.

'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.

Family Scavenger Hunt - East End Arts Gallery
Through April 19, 2013 - Riverhead

Families are invited to explore the gallery with an interactive scavenger hunt, where adults and children alike can search for items like suns and paintbrushes within the works of abstract and figurative art in the current gallery show. This show features artwork that brings the subject back to some sort of beginning – its origin. March 15-April 19.

Transformations 2 - Loft Artist Association
Through April 21, 2013 - Stamford

The exhibit will showcase the Loft Artists Association's members, as they exhibit their new creations from older artworks, recycled household items and other goodies, being used in an imaginative piece of art. Some items on display will include sea glass, newspapers, junk mail, old tools, and organic gems from the sea and earth. March 22-April 21, 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.

Hurricane Sandy: Through the Lens of Local Photographers - ArtsWestchester
Through April 27, 2013 - White Plains

A photographic exhibition documenting the local devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, as well as the stories of endurance, community, and kindness during the wake of the storm. The exhibition will feature over 100 images submitted by professional and amateur photographers in addition to photos from The Journal News' archives. To RSVP to the opening, email lbanks@artswestchester.org.

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 cathiei@jccrockland.org, 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.

Awesome Osprey - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Through May 31, 2013 - Broad Channel

Nature lovers can observe the South Marsh Osprey as they prepare to raise a family. Stop by between 2pm-4pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays between March 24 and May 31. Hear the remarkable stories of their annual long-distance migrations and their recovery in the US. Spotting scope provided for up-close views of these majestic birds of prey.

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 rrapoport@cmany.org.

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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