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KIDS THEATER IN BRONX WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26

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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 November 26 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 November 26, you'll find plenty of entertainment in the theaters. For more free and low-cost upcoming family and children's events in Bronx, go to our complete calendar of events.

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Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through December 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

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

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 26, 2012 - Haverstraw

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

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 26, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this very popular program is required.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 26, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this popular program is required.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 26, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
November 26, 2012 - White Plains

Storytime and activities kids and parents will love.

Made with Love In the Evening - Floral Park Library
November 26, 2012 - Floral Park

Join this group of knitters to help share the warmth of wool with those in need. Bring your own needles and yarn. All skill levels are welcome. There is no instructor for this group.

Lego Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
November 26, 2012 - Williamsburg

Kids let their imaginations fly with Legos.

Afterschool Stories - Brooklyn Public Library, Red Hook branch
November 26, 2012 - Red Hook

Kids with and without special needs enjoy stories, music and crafts, and more. Part of the Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.

Poetry Writing Workshop - Barnes and Noble- Utopia Center
November 26, 2012 - 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.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
November 26, 2012 - West Nyack

Stop by the store's children's department to hear Me and My Place in Space by Joan Sweeney. Following the story, children will create their own galaxy craft to take home.

Toddler Time - Central Library
November 26, 2012 - Jamaica

Children ages 18 - 35 months and their caregivers can enjoy meet for weekly story times with a children's librarian. Participants enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities, and lots of fun. Preregister online.

Good Reads, Great Kids - Wilton Library
November 26, 2012 - Wilton

Children in grades 2 and 3 and their parents will have the opportunity to meet and discuss books as a group in this monthly book club. For this session children are invited to bring a book that they have read recently to talk about in this group setting. In addition to personal selections, the book Reaching for the Moon by Buzz Aldrin will be discussed. Snacks will be provided and a craft will be made.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
November 26, 2012 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds support group meetings for parents two Mondays per month. Please call for more information.

One Puzzle Piece at a Time - for Parents of Special Needs Children - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
November 26, 2012 - Yonkers

Meeting for parents of Special Needs children. Community Room A. For information, contact Manuela Diaz at 917-836-9563.

Allstate Readiness Series: Friends Don't Let Friends Text and Drive - White Plains Public Library
November 26, 2012 - White Plains

Jacy Good and Steve Johnson, advocates for safe driving, will talk to teens and parents about the dangers of distracted driving. Jacy is the victim of a tragic accident caused by a teen driver on a cell phone, that left her seriously injured and claimed the lives of both of her parents. They will help teens make better decisions for themselves, and give them the tools to influence their friends not to text and drive. They will also make parents aware of why they need to model good driving behavior by putting down their own cell phones when they are behind the wheel. In the auditorium. Contact Libby Hollahan at 422-1495.

SAT-ACT Strategy Session - Pomonok Library
November 26, 2012 - Flushing

College-bound teens can get familiar with the content of the exams and walk through some sample questions with a expert instuctors. They will learn some of the best test-taking tips and strategies to help them boost their scores. This event is free, but registration is required. Reserve a seat at PrincetonReview.com/Events or call 800-273-8439. This is event #87934.

Mommy & Me Yoga - Manhasset Public Library
November 26, 2012 - Manhasset

Licensed instructor Beth Lipset will lead children and their caregivers through a series of one-on-one simple yoga poses. Come relax, bond with your child, and have fun. Registration begins on Monday, November 12th at 9am.

13th Annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square - Lincoln Center
November 26, 2012 - Lincoln Center

The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District hosts its thirteenth annual "Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square," a huge, outdoor neighborhood festival featuring free family fun, children's activities, live entertainment from Suzanne Vega, Brave Combo, Avenue Q and more, and outdoor food tastings from over 25 restaurants and shopping throughout the Lincoln Square area. Celebration will be rain, snow, or shine.

Tales & Tunes - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 27, 2012 - Garnerville

Walkers up to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for stories, fingerplays, songs, and lots of bubbles. Pre-registration for this very popular program is required.

Babes on a Blanket (0-12 months) - Pequot Library
November 27, 2012 - Southport

Drop in and join this baby play group for board books, toys, and rhymes. 20 minutes structured, 25 minutes free play. No registration necessary.

Making Music - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
November 27, 2012 - Kensington

Teens are invited to bring their instruments down to the library for some jamming and learning.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
November 27, 2012 - Dyker Heights

Teens enjoy playing Guitar Hero, hearing music, using iPads and laptops, and much more.

Chess for Children - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
November 27, 2012 - Marine Park

Kids learn and play chess with a chess teacher.

Kids Club - Hillcrest Library
November 27, 2012 - Flushing

Kids Club is just for you: a free, fun program that offers something new and different to do for children ages 8-12.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Support Group - Howard Beach Library
November 27, 2012 - Howard Beach

This is a local support group for people suffering from multiple sclerosis. Family members and caregivers are also welcome. The group meets every second and fourth Tuesday the each month.

Mother Goose Time - Wilton Library
November 27, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 1-4 sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. No registration.

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
November 27, 2012 - 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.

PJ LIbrary at CSI's Mommy and Baby Yoga - Congregation Sons of Israel
November 27, 2012 - Briarcliff Manor

A FREE Yoga class on Tuesday mornings, from Oct. 16-Dec. 18 (no class Nov. 6) at Congregation Sons of Israel. Open to all; membership is not required.

PEQUOT LIBRARY'S FIRESIDE TALES FOR FATHERS AND KIDS - Pequot Library
November 27, 2012 - Southport

Put the kids in their pajamas for bedtime stories and popcorn around the fire. This story hour is for fathers and their children ages 3 and up. No registration required.

ABA Child Learning Series-Language and Communication - Quality Services for the Autism Community
November 27, 2012 - Astoria

QSAC hosts a support group for parents and caregivers of persons with autism or pervasive developmental disorder facilitated by a trained social worker. These Support Groups provide a forum for parents to share the successes, disappointments, and anxieties that arise from caring for a child with autism (offered in English and Spanish).

America Reads for ages 5-12 - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
November 27, 2012 - Yonkers

Student volunteers from Sarah Lawrence College read with children, ages 5-12. In the Small People's Place.

Tuesday Storytime on the Farm - Muscoot Farm
November 27, 2012 - Katonah

Favorite stories for young and old are read every Tuesday in November.

Manga Workshops with Ivan Velez - Baisley Park Library
November 27, 2012 - Jamaica

Do you love Manga, that popular comic book form from Japan? Kids and teens learn to build their own Manga stories in their own Manga style, taught by a professional cartoonist.

St. Charles Hospital Parents Hour: Could It Be Asthma? - St. Charles Hospital
November 27, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Louis Guide, DO, pediatrician/allergist/immunologist, will speak about asthma diagnosis, prevention and treatment, and the long term outlook. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. This seminar is ideal for expectant parents, parents of infants or young children, and grandparents. Call to register. (631) 474-3700.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble -- Bay Shore
November 27, 2012 - Bay Shore

Children ages 3 to 6 can expect a school-like setting where stories and activities are theme-related and age appropriate. Adult supervision required.

Scholastic Storytime - Scholastic Book Store SoHo
November 27, 2012 - SoHo

Enjoy eadings of old favorite and exciting new children's books from Scholastic. These stories will spark imagination and fun in your budding bookworm.

Open House - Landmark of Ridgefield Academy - Landmark of Ridgefield Academy
November 27, 2012 - Redding

Learn about what this private preschool has to offer. Tour begins at 9:30am for 2's and 10:30am for ages 3-5. RSVP to Kimberly Swabsin at 203-544-8393 or KSwabsin@LandmarkPreschool.org.

Paper Arts & Mixed Media: Iris Folding Cards - John C. Hart Memorial Library
November 28, 2012 - Shrub Oak

Led by Jill Sitkin, learn easy Iris folding with beautiful results the very first time. Please register for this program.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 28, 2012 - Garnerville

Creative kids can bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 4-12.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 28, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Forever Families Through Adoption: Art-Themed Socialization Group for Adoptees - St. Paul's Lutheran Church
November 28, 2012 - Rye Brook

A free art-themed socialization group for school-age adoptees meeting two times a month through December 5. The group will focus on the expression of emotions through art, and creating an open forum for discussion about the participants' feelings about adoption. Groups will be co-led by FFTA employees Becca Leitman, MSW, adoption counselor, and Megan Ice, EdM. Adoption will be the common thread that holds the group together and will be addressed as it is brought up by the participants.

Open House - Riverside Montessori School
November 28, 2012 - Upper West Side

You will have a chance to tour the classrooms, meet teachers and the executive director, and learn about the Montessori philosophy. RSVP required: admissions@twinparks.org.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Walt Whitman branch
November 28, 2012 - Fort Greene

Teens blow off some steam with movies, games, books, arts and crafts, music listening, and other activities.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
November 28, 2012 - Williamsburg

Toddlers hear stories, explore books, play, and make some friends.

Movies for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Rugby Branch
November 28, 2012 - East Flatbush

Kids enjoy an age-appropriate movie.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble- Utopia Center
November 28, 2012 - Fresh Meadows

Parents can foster the love of reading in their little ones each week. Different authors and themes will be featured. Note that the weekly Wednesday Storytimes have replaced the weekly Tuesday Storytimes.

Basic Design & Animation - Arverne Library
November 28, 2012 - Arverne

Calling future animators! Teens can show off their creativity and artists flair when they learn how to create logos and animations via PowerPoint.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
November 28, 2012 - Wilton

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

Mother Goose Time - Wilton Library
November 28, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 1-4 sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. No registration.

Music and Merriment - Yonkers Public Library - Crestwood Branch
November 28, 2012 - Yonkers

Interactive stories and songs for children ages 1-1/2 to 4 years. No registration required.

Smart $ for Teens & Tweens - White Plains Public Library
November 28, 2012 - White Plains

This workshop, part of the Allstate Readiness Series, was developed for middle school and high school students, to teach smart-money behaviors. It provides an overview of the common money tools teens will use throughout their lives such as credit cards, checking accounts, and how to budget their money. Contact Mariel Perez at 914 422-6982 for more information.

All About E-Mail - Hillside Public Library
November 28, 2012 - New Hyde Park

This class teaches participants all the rudimentary skills of using email.

Magnet Open House - PS 76 The Magnet School OF Health and Wellness
November 28, 2012 - Long Island City

The students at the Magnet School of Health and Wellness, PS 76, learn how to choose well and live well, and learn to think critically about choices they make in their lives. Through interdisciplinary projects, students build their knowledge and skills in areas of health, medicine, wellness and the environment. The Magnet School of Health and Wellness, PS 76, teaches the whole child.

Magnet School Open House - PS/IS 111 The Magnet School of Multimedia
November 28, 2012 - Long Island City

A lifetime of learning begins at PS/IS 111, The Jacob Blackwell Magnet School of Multimedia Communication Arts and Journalism. As a preK-8 school, it is not your typical middle school. The small number of classes on a grade coupled with small class size creates an ideal learning environment for students to thrive. Students use technological tools in all areas of study to gather, process, present information and express learning outcomes in multimedia, communication arts and journalism formats. Students develop the capabilities to apply knowledge and develop skills for the information age. These skills include - writing, editing, publishing, digital/video production and movie making. This school has a literacy/media center, dance room, science lab with a greenhouse and art instruction for all grades.

Facebook to Texting: Parent Your Child's Digital Life - Resources for Children With Special Needs
November 28, 2012 - Union Square

Social media can lead to increased inclusion and independence for your child with special needs. Participants will learn about the opportunities and necessary cautions of parenting their child's digital presence, including how to monitor internet, phone, and Facebook activity.

80th Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting - Rockefeller Center
November 28, 2012 - Midtown

The king of Christmas tree lightings, the 80th Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting will make 30,000 energy efficient LED lights sparkle on Nov. 28, and will be on view until 11pm on Jan. 7, 2013. The lighting takes place at sundown amid live and taped performances. Performers this year include Trace Adkins, Mariah Carey, Ceelo Green, Victoria Justice, Chris Mann, Rod Stewart, and Il Volo.

Make a Bead Bracelet - Grinton I. Will Library - Children's Department
November 28, 2012 - Yonkers

Boys and girls ages 7 and older are invited to make a fun and unique beaded bracelet. Make one for yourself, or to give as a holiday gift. Supplies are provided. Registration required.

Financial and Legal Framework for Special Needs Families: Envisioning the Future for Your Child - The Southfield Center for Development
November 28, 2012 - Darien

The legal and financial planning for the future of a child with special needs can be daunting for families just trying to master everyday challenges. How can you ensure that your child will have a financially secure life when you are no longer able to be the primary caregiver? Attorney Greta Solomon, principal and chair of Trusts & Estates, Elder Law and Tax Groups, Cohen and Wolf, and Stephen A. Ehrens, CPA, CLTC, and Financial Advisor with Northwestern Mutual, have extensive experience advising special needs families with the unique challenges they face. They will share what you need to know to create your child's life care plan. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers will learn about: utilizing Special Needs Trusts to make informed decisions, how to compose a letter of intent, powers of attorney, guardianships, financial solutions to meet their family goals and expectations and tax guidelines for special needs families.

Clarkstown Special Education PTA Holiday Boutique Fundraiser - Felix Festa Middle School Cafeteria
November 28, 2012 - West Nyack

Check out over 25 vendors selling accesories, kitchen tools, gourmet food, gift baskets, unique gift items and more.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 29, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-7 are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more in Spanish and English.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 29, 2012 - Garnerville

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

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
November 29, 2012 - White Plains

Join Toe every Thursday morning for stories and singing.

3 to 5 Beehive (3-5 year olds) - Pequot Library
November 29, 2012 - Southport

Drop-in and share some weekly theme-based stories on the rug and take home a related craft. No registration required.

Storytime for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
November 29, 2012 - Stony Point

This weekly program introduces toddlers to storytime with simple picture book stories, rhymes, finger plays, and coloring. For ages 24-35 months; pre-registration is required.

Silly Songs, Stories, and Crafts Storytime - Rose Memorial Library
November 29, 2012 - Stony Point

Young readers, ages 3 and up, are invited for picture book stories, songs, and crafts. Pre-registration is required.

Teen Thursdays - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
November 29, 2012 - Yonkers

Hang out with Z, the teen librarian, create arts & crafts, play board games/PS3, and more. Open to tweens and teens, ages 12-19. Young Adult Room.

Mother Goose - Windsor Park Library
November 29, 2012 - Bayside

Children ages 8 to 23 months, can enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays. Preregistration is required.

Storytime - East Elmhurst Library
November 29, 2012 - East Elmhurst

Children ages 18 months to 3 years and their parents or caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.

Story Time - Hollis Library
November 29, 2012 - Hollis

Children ages 3 and up can enjoy listening to wonderful stories.

Picture Book Storytime - Lefferts Library
November 29, 2012 - Richmond Hill

Children ages 2 to 5 years can enjoy stories, songs, and dancing. A parent or other caregiver must be present.

Preschool Storytime - Pomonok Library
November 29, 2012 - Flushing

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

Picture Books for Preschoolers - Forest Hills Library
November 29, 2012 - Forest Hills

Children ages 3 to 5 and their parents or other adult caregiver will hear great stories and rhymes, sing songs, learn fingerplays, and do movement activities. Preschoolers develop their language, early literacy, and school readiness skills while having fun. Preregistration begins at 2pm in the Children's Area.

Comic Design for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Clinton Hill Branch
November 29, 2012 - Clinton Hill

Teens practice and learn illustration techniques for comics and graphic novels.

Children's Movie - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
November 29, 2012 - Williamsburg

Kids enjoy a kid-friendly movie.

Kids' Tutoring - Brooklyn Public Library, Cypress Hills branch
November 29, 2012 - Cypress Hills

An NYC schoolteacher will be on-hand to offer homework help to kids.

Peekskill Tale Waggers @ The Field - The Field Library
November 29, 2012 - Peekskill

Enjoy a spellbinding program of summer tales featuring trained Tale Waggers. All storytellers and storyteller wannabes are welcome - along with good listeners of all ages.

Mother Goose Time - Wilton Library
November 29, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 1-4 sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. No registration.

Wii Fun For Kids - White Plains Public Library
November 29, 2012 - White Plains

The competition for boys and girls in grades 1-5 takes place on the big screen in The Trove's Galaxy Hall. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Open Mic Night - Hillside Public Library
November 29, 2012 - New Hyde Park

Enjoy a night of watching local bands and poets. Open Mic Night at the end.

Free Homework Help and Parent Workshops - Club Z! In Home Tutors
November 29, 2012 - Oceanside

Tutors will walk parents and students through a focused activity and then help with general homework questions. Workshops are free and snacks are provided. Invite friends, family, and students. This event is open to anyone, not just Club Z! members. RSVP to ClubZAdvantage@gmail.com. Topics: ADD/ADHD tips(11/1); Reading Comprehension (11/8); PSAT/SAT tips (11/15); Organization/Study skills (11/29); ADD/ADHD tips (12/6) and Reading Comprehension (12/13).

The Family & Professional Resource Fair - Church of St. Paul the Apostle
November 29, 2012 - Upper West Side

For parents, family members, people with developmental disabilities, and professionals. Free cash raffles for Manhattan families. Receive a free updated Manhattan Family Support Directory and other valuable resource materials.

Holiday Boutique - JCC of Mid-Westchester
November 29, 2012 - Scarsdale

A variety of jewelry, accessories, stationery, clothing, and more. Contact Julie Dorfman for more information at x412, or email dorfmanj@jccmw.org.

Compost your Food Scraps! - Queens Public Library at Steinway
Through November 30, 2012 - Astoria

Parents can teach their children about sustainability by modeling green behaviors like composting. Simply bring your food scraps including fruit and vegetable scraps like peels, skins, or seeds), coffee grounds (including the paper filter), tea bags, eggshells, nutshells, plain bread, and pasta (no toppings) to the weekly food waste drop off location. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn the rest of your food waste into a nutrient-rich compost.

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop - New York Methodist Hospital
Through November 30, 2012 - Midwood

This workshop provides helpful information for managing and living with diabetes. Call to register (required).

A Taste of Shabbat - JCC Rockland
November 30, 2012 - West Nyack

Parents or grandparents and kids ages 1-5 are welcome and celebrate Shabbat at the JCC with songs, stories, and crafts.

Holiday Lights Celebration - Veterans Park, Nyack
November 30, 2012 - Nyack

The Village gives a celebratory boost to the holiday season with live caroling, tree lighting, hot chocolate, treats for children, and a visit from Santa.

Picture Book Time - Hempstead Public Library
November 30, 2012 - Hempstead

Enjoy stories, music, and fun in the Children�s Room. For children ages 3-5, accompanied by a caregiver.

Children's Storytime - Arverne Library
November 30, 2012 - Arverne

Children and their caregivers can enjoy stories, music, and crafts.

Gaming for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
November 30, 2012 - Sunset Park

Teens and video games go hand-in-hand.

Wii Play - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
November 30, 2012 - Haverstraw

Students in grades 1-6 can challenge themselves and their friends on the Wii. No registration required.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
November 30, 2012 - West Nyack

Stop by the store's children's department to hear A Mama for Owen by Marion Dane Bauer. Following the story, children will get make a tortoise just like Mzee.

Lego World Builders - Glendale Library
November 30, 2012 - Glendale

Children ages 6 and up can show their creativity and enjoy building projects.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
November 30, 2012 - 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.

Toddler Storytime - Forest Hills Library
November 30, 2012 - Forest Hills

Toddlers 18 to 35 months and their parents or adult caregivers may enjoy listening to picture books, singing songs, learning fingerplays, and joining in lively movement games, all while developing vocabulary and social skills. Preregistration is required.

Opening Reception and Art Workshop for 'Craft-Tastic: An Exhibition and Sale of Handmade Goods' - Pelham Art Center
November 30, 2012 - Pelham

A free opening reception and all-age art workshop. Annual artisan exhibit and craft sale is on view Nov. 30, 2012-Jan. 5, 2013, and will feature one of a kind and affordable crafts and gifts, including ceramics, artwork, jewelry, glass, and furniture.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through November 30, 2012 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, 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. Nov. 1, 8, 13, and 29.

Magician Philip Klipper Performs - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through November 30, 2012 - 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. Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble -- East Northport
November 30, 2012 - East Northport

Start your child's day off with a a story.

RESCHEDULED Architecture Education Open House: Building Connections 2012 - Center for Architecture
November 30, 2012 - Greenwich Village

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR NOV. 30, 4-7PM. View CFAF's annual exhibition of K-12th grade student work from the 2011-2012 school year, Building Connections. Through student models, drawings, and photography, guests will learn about CFAF's teaching methodology developed through over 20 years of built environment education experience. Program and teaching staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide more information about how you can bring built environment education to your school or community. Attendees can enter to win a free 2 hour, hands-on architecture and design workshop for one K-12 grade classroom at the Center for Architecture.

AHRC Suffolk Holiday Fair - AHRC Suffolk
Through November 30, 2012 - Bohemia

Find something for everyone- baked goods, ornaments, jewelry, gift baskets and more. Don't miss out on the Menorah presentation & Tree lighting. There will be a Barbershop Chorus and hot chocolate and cookies for all to enjoy. No outside vendors accepted. For more information, call 631-585-0100.

Coffee Bark - Prospect Park Picnic House
December 01, 2012 - Park Slope

Enjoy free goodies for your dogs during off leash hours. Sponsored by FIDO (Friends in the interest of Dogs and their Owners).

Gan Shabbat Service - Bet Torah Nursery School
December 01, 2012 - Mt. Kisco

An inter-active introduction to Shabbat songs, stories and prayers for toddlers up to grade 2 and their families. A kid-friendly Kiddush of refreshments follows each service. Unaffiliated families and intermarried families are invited to join this specially-designed, warm, and welcoming children's program.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Port Chester
December 01, 2012 - Port Chester

Kids learn to build or create a useful product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Hawthorne
December 01, 2012 - Hawthorne

Kids learn to build or create a useful product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Yonkers
December 01, 2012 - Yonkers

Kids learn to build or create a useful product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - New Rochelle
December 01, 2012 - New Rochelle

Kids learn to build or create a useful product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Mohegan Lake
December 01, 2012 - New Rochelle

Kids learn to build or create a useful product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Bruckner Boulevard
December 01, 2012 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Gun Hill Road
December 01, 2012 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Bronx Terminal
December 01, 2012 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Child Safety Seat Check Event - Big Dee Volvo Service Center
December 01, 2012 - White Plains

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

Sand Candles - For Families - Westmoreland Sanctuary
December 01, 2012 - Mount Kisco

Create decorative sand candles by making a mold out of sand to create a unique candle design. Add items from nature such as shells and beach glass, then pour in the wax, and wait for it to cool. Suitable for ages 7 to adult. RSVP by Nov 30.

Holiday Kids' Bazaar in Astoria - Minoas Cretan Social Club
December 01, 2012 - Astoria

Come shop for unique items and beautiful hand-crafted gifts for children created by talented local artisans and designers, at this bazzar sponsored by The Story Nook Children's Bookstore and babyNOIR Boutique. A portion of the funds that day will be raised for the Queens Library. In addition The Story Nook will be showcasing a wonderful selection of educational book/toy gifts and babyNOIR with their new winter children's clothing line, a local photographer will have a photo corner set up for kids’ portrait session,raffles, live music and more.

Holiday Festival - Zukor Park
December 01, 2012 - New City

Clarkstown hosts this annual, holiday event with entertainment and light refreshments. Snow date is Monday, December 3 at 6:30pm.

Sea Turtle Cold Stun Lectures - Alley Pond Environmental Center
December 01, 2012 - Douglaston

Learn how you can help rescue sea turtles. "Cold-stunning? is a process that causes sea turtles to become immobile due to the dramatic decrease in water temperature (usually below 50�F) making it impossible for them to escape the cold water and migrate to warmer water. Once these turtles wash up on our beaches, it is a race for time. A cold-stunned sea turtle may appear to be dead, but may actually be alive!

Kids' Weekend Crafts - The Cupcake Corner
December 01, 2012 - Garden City

Bring your children to The Cupcake Corner any Saturday or Sunday (except for Holidays) and they will love creating a fun little craft. The craft differs each weekend and are themed around the holidays. No reservations necessary.

Leaf Fest - Rainey Park
December 01, 2012 - Astoria

Rake leaves with family and friends. good way to get some exercise and care for the waterfront. Materials and refreshments will be provided.

Kids Club Meeting - Queens Center Mall-Guest Services
December 01, 2012 - Elmhurst

Join a cool club in Queens! Kids receive a membership card, great discounts at participating Queens Center stores and a special gift on your birthday. It's easy to join. Just grab Mom, Dad or a grown up and stop by Guest Services, Level 1, Macy Wing (across from Applebee's), and have them fill out a membership form for you. Then join us at the Monthly Meetings and be a part of the fun!

Stories from Around the World - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 01, 2012 - Garnerville

Listen to stories from cultures around the world.

Dobbs Ferry Holiday Tree Lighting - Village of Dobbs Ferry
December 01, 2012 - Dobbs Ferry

Join in the holiday festivities.

Holiday Tree Lighting - Village of Tuckahoe
December 01, 2012 - Tuckahoe

Ice skating and holiday music begins at 5pm. Tree lighting takes place at 6pm.

New Castle Community Sing & Tree Lighting - Robert E. Bell Middle School
December 01, 2012 - Chappaqua

This community tradition features holiday tunes, local performers, and guest artist, soprano Amy Goldstein, followed by the Holiday Tree Lighting with the New Castle Historical Society at 4:30pm. Santa will be on hand to hear holiday wishes, and yummy treats will be provided for all by the New Castle Teen Alliance. No tickets or reservations necessary.

1st Annual Holiday Lights Parade & Tree Lighting - Yorktown
December 01, 2012 - Yorktown Heights

Celebrate the season with the Town of Yorktown and the Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department. Family and friends will gather along the parade route to view Yorktown's First Annual Holiday Lights Parade Spectacular. The parade will travel down Front Street, ending at the Jack DeVito Memorial Field, where the town Christmas tree will be lit. Don't forget your camera for a photo opportunity with Santa and Mrs Claus. Give back to the community by bringing a boxed or canned non-perishable food item for local food pantries, or a clothing donation.

Town of Southeast Annual Holiday Caroling And Tree Lighting - Southeast Museum
December 01, 2012 - Brewster

Join the Southeast Museum and Landmarks Preservation Society for the Annual Holiday Caroling and Tree Lighting event. Meet at the Southeast Museum at 5:15pm, sing along Main Street, count down to the tree lighting, and see Santa! Free cider and cookies for all.

Meet the Animals - A Special Needs Program - Scarsdale Public Library
December 01, 2012 - Scarsdale

Jason from Green Meadows Farm will bring some of his furry friends to meet with special needs children. All are welcome. Registration is not required.

Holiday Decorating Party - The Field Library
December 01, 2012 - Peekskill

Make a holiday ornament and help trim the library's trees. Refreshments and lots of holiday cheer for children of all ages (with a helping adult). No sign-up required.

Nintendo Wii Dance Night - The Moxie Spot
December 01, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Kids play Just Dance, that video game dance in which they stomp around like beheaded chickens to robust dance music.

Welcome Winter! Free Family Craft Weekend - Irrelevant Elephant
December 01, 2012 - Mt. Kisco

Winter-themed craft projects for the whole family. Registration required. Call 914-666-2767 or email Irrelevantelephantartstudio@gmail.com.

Family First Saturday: Who, What, When, Where? Stories in Pictures - Neuberger Museum of Art
December 01, 2012 - Purchase

Discover how artists tell stories in their paintings, then join acclaimed children's band and puppeteers, Jukebox Radio, in an interactive puppet performance and workshop about stories in art. Work with the band and other kids to make a story come to life.

Saturday Family Program: Tale of Snow by Urban Stages Theater - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
December 01, 2012 - Prospect Heights

This wintertime collection of short stories and theater includes visits to the windy snow country using masks and puppets.

'Poopendous!' Pops Up in Locust Valley - Forest Books
December 01, 2012 - Locust Valley

Meet acclaimed children's book author Artie Bennett as he reads and signs his superfun new book, Poopendous! as well as his picture-book classic, The Butt Book. In hilarious verses, with eye-popping illustrations, Poopendous! relates the many, often remarkable uses of poop throughout the world while paying homage to its prolific producers, from cats to bats to wombats. A truly funny, educational book that kids will enjoy over and over again.

Winter Festival and Artisan Craft Fair - Brooklyn Friends School
December 01, 2012 - Downtown Brooklyn

Enjoy more than 40 vendors, music, a magician, jumpy castles, face painting, skateboard demonstrations, and much more.

First Saturday Books for Babies - Wilton Library
December 01, 2012 - Wilton

Bring your baby to this infant friendly program for songs and play and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. Registration suggested.

21st Annual Toy Drive - John Thiessen Children's Foundation Center
December 01, 2012 - Wantagh

Many low-income families who have sick children experience financial hardships throughout the year, but during the holidays the strain is even greater. Parents are burdened with medical bills, the cost of medication and other treatments, household bills and other expenses. You can help by donating new toys for young children or gift cards,bath and body products, make-up sets, or small electronic items for teens. Financial donations are also accepted. Give so that children can experience the warmth and happiness of the holiday season. Call or visit the website for more information.

Becket Opera - The Madison Theatre
December 01, 2012 - Rockville Centre

Created by Bernard D. Kennedy, with music by Verdi, Gounod, Massenet and others. Mr. Kennedy has adapted the gripping story of the martyrdom of Thomas � Becket to the opera stage. Becket was the close friend of King Henry II, who later tapped him to be the Archbishop of Canterbury in an effort to put the church under the control of the crown. Becket?s faithfulness to the church created the climate responsible for his ultimate death. Mr. Kennedy careful selected each aria and chorus from operas like Don Carlo, Faust, Romeo and Juliet and others, then wrote the English text to portray the power, the jealousy, the struggle between church and state, and the ultimate martyrdom of Becket on the altar of Canterbury Cathedral. Call to reserve your seats now.

SBPLI First Lego League Practice Tournament - Farmingdale State College
December 01, 2012 - Farmingdale

First Lego League robotics teams will be preparing robots for the Qualifying Tournament in January. Watch this amazing event.

Tree Lighting in the Vanderbilt Mansion Courtyard - Vanderbilt Museum
December 01, 2012 - Centerport

Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate and the singing of carols and a performance by the Northport Chorale.

2nd Annual Gingerbread Competition - Sagtikos Manor @West Islip Public Library
December 01, 2012 - West Islip

Take part in the Sagtikos Manor 2nd Annual Gingerbread Competition at the West Islip Public Library. There are 2 age levels for those competing, children 8 - 16 and adults, 17 and older. Prizes will be awarded in each category. Winners will be chosen by the people’s choice during public viewing. Winners will be displayed during Christmas at Sagtikos Christmas tours the weekend of December 8 & 9. Registration is free, but must be mailed in before 11/28. See the website for forms or call 631-321-6809 for more information.

Free Family Concert - Buckley Day Camp
December 01, 2012 - Roslyn

Bring your children (1-5 years old)to a sing along, dance along concert performed by Monkey Monkey Music. RSVP for free tickets at 516-365-7760. The camp is located one 1/2 mile south of the Long Island Expressway (exit 35). Please go to buckleycamp.com for detailed directions.

Holiday Boutique - World Journalism Preparatory School
December 01, 2012 - Flushing

Enjoy a holiday gift boutique featuring merchandise such as Tupperware, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, candles, natural soap, jewelry, handbags and other gift items. Snacks will also be available. Vendor inquiries welcome. Proceeds benefit students at the school.

Meet the Artist Saturday: Mario the Magician - David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
December 01, 2012 - Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center presents Meet the Artist Saturday with Mario the Magician and his Sleight of Hand Band, back by popular demand. Join Mario for an uplifting, inventive, and highly interactive magical performance for the young and young-at-heart. Part retro, part rock and roll, Mario is an artist and inventor who creates his own props. Mario's old world looks and physical comedy style are reminiscent of his heroes, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, but he puts a thoroughly modern spin on everything he does. Recommended for kids ages 3-11 and their families. Free and open to all. First come, first served. Arrive early to secure entrance.

Inside The Lion King: A Free Anniversary Exhibit - 1095 Avenue of the Americas
December 01, 2012 - Midtown

Over the last 15 years, more than 65 million people have experienced "The Lion King." In this free interactive exhibit, you'll discover the extraordinary vision of Tony Award-winning director and designer Julie Taymor. Come face-to-face with the masks and puppets, explore the detail of the sets and costumes, and shop for collectible merchandise inspired by the show. Don't miss your opportunity to have a deeper look at the remarkable creativity behind the most successful musical in Broadway history.

Deborah Heiligman & Daphne Benedis-Grab YA Novel Book Launch - Bank Street Bookstore
December 01, 2012 - Morningside Heights

Join authors Deborah Heiligman and Daphne Benedis-Grab for the launch of their young adult novels at Bank Street Bookstore.

Free Open House - Rutgers Community Programs
December 01, 2012 - Upper West Side

New families are invited to meet instructors, tour the facility, and play! Get $25 off a winter/spring class or $100 off Ready, Set, Go!. RSVP required.

Library Theatre Presents 'Love, Loss & What I Wore' - ArtsWestchester
December 02, 2012 - White Plains

M&M Productions presents the popular play by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, fresh off a 2-1/2 year Off-Broadway run. Funny, compelling, and touching monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes, and memory covering all the important subjects - mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we wear black.

ARTSWESTCHESTER'S FREE ARTS DAY - Katonah Museum of Art
December 02, 2012 - Katonah

The Museum will be open to the public free of charge during the exhibit "'Ice Age' to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios." At 1:30pm, learn about Model Making for Animated Movies with Blue Sky sculptor, Vicki Saulls, at 1:30 pm.

4th Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend - Downtown Greenwich
Through December 02, 2012 - Greenwich

Downtown Greenwich comes alive with horse drawn carriage rides, carolers, musicians, professional ice sculptors, special performers, live reindeer and photos with santa as more than 80 participating retailers offer special promotions, refreshments and holiday cheer. Parking is free.

Children's Day - Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant
December 02, 2012 - Carle Place

The event will feature face painting, clowns, and balloon animals. Everyone is guaranteed lots of fun.

Children's Day - Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant
December 02, 2012 - Woodbury

The event will feature face painting, clowns, and balloon animals. Everyone is guaranteed lots of fun.

Sunday Concerts @ Central - Central Library
December 02, 2012 - Jamaica

Enjoy an afternoon of island music with Steel Impressions Steel Band. Caribbean rhythms wash ashore with island grooves like "Hot, Hot, Hot," "LaBamba," "Day-O," "Sugar Boom Boom," "Rock Around the Clock," and more.

ARTSWESTCHESTER'S FREE ARTS DAY - Hudson River Museum
December 02, 2012 - Yonkers

FREE Museum and Planetarium Admission. See acclaimed magician Benjamin Levy and his Tops Trickery, from 1-4pm. Create miniature Santas and dreidels in Holiday Arts, from 1-4pm. Take a Holiday Tour at 1:30pm, see Nybelwyck Hall, a 24-room dollhouse, and visit the build-your-own-dollhouse room.

Free Arts Day in Westchester - Illustrate a Story - Sarah Lawrence College
December 02, 2012 - Bronxville

Stories educate, entertain, and bind people together. And if a picture is worth a thousand words, illustrations only enhance that story a thousand fold. This workshop, an introduction to the combination of creative writing and drawing, is open to youth ages 12-17, and will take both a fun and educational approach to the process. Reservations are recommended by November 30th. Please call 914-395-2355.

Kids' Weekend Crafts - The Cupcake Corner
December 02, 2012 - Garden City

Bring your children to The Cupcake Corner any Saturday or Sunday (except for Holidays) and they will love creating a fun little craft. The craft differs each weekend and are themed around the holidays. No reservations necessary.

December Story Circle - Holiday Happenings - Hudson River Museum
December 02, 2012 - Yonkers

Circle round to listen as volunteers read folk and fairy tales illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Today, hear "A Christmas Carol," and "The Little Match Girl."

Celebrate Winter - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
December 02, 2012 - Garnerville

Celebrate winter with crafts and games.


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