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KIDS THEATER IN BRONX WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3

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Theater for Kids in Bronx Check out these free and low-cost family and children's theater performances playing the week of September 3 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 September 3, 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!

America's Love Affair with the Car - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through September 03, 2012 - Stony Brook

In addition to classic cars, there is also old signage, gas pumps, slot cars model cars and Matchbox cars.

38th Annual John Jay Homestead Labor Day Chess Tournament - John Jay Homestead
September 03, 2012 - Katonah

Concurrent chess tournaments for children and adults. Children's tournament ends around noon; adult tournament ends around 4pm. Bring a bag lunch, drink, a chess set, and a chess clock if you like. In the Main Barn. Co-sponsored by the Max Pavey Chess Club.

Kick Start Your Week: Music at the Concessions - Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
September 03, 2012 - Rockaway Beach

Families can enjoy the holiday a relaxing on the boardwalk with live music, DJss, prix fixe dinners, chefs, performances, and pop ups.

Blue Star Museums Program - Cradle of Aviation Museum
Through September 03, 2012 - Garden City

Free admission to the Museum is available through Labor Day to active-duty military and immediate family members. Call for additional information. This program runs through September 3, 2012.

Swimming at Playland Beach - Rye Playland Park
Through September 03, 2012 - Rye

May 26-June 21: open Saturdays and Sundays only. June 22-Sept. 3: open Wednesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). Parking fees are $5 weekdays, $7 weekends, and $10 holidays.

Blue Star Museums Program - Long Island Children's Museum
Through September 03, 2012 - Garden City

Free admission to the Museum is available through Labor Day to active-duty military and immediate family members. Call for additional information. This program runs through September 3, 2012.

Blue Star Museums Program - Hofstra University Museum
Through September 03, 2012 - Hempstead

Free admission to the Museum is available through Labor Day to active-duty military and immediate family members. Call for additional information. This program runs through September 3, 2012.

Blue Star Museums Program - Old Westbury Gardens
Through September 03, 2012 - Old Westbury

Free admission to the Museum is available through Labor Day to active-duty military and immediate family members. Call for additional information. This program runs through September 3, 2012.

Adventures in Color - Children's Museum of the Arts
September 03, 2012 - West Village

Your child can explore the world of color through a variety of 2D and 3D projects every Monday.

Rite of Summer Classical Music Festival - Governors Island
September 03, 2012 - New York

Todd Reynolds, the violinist and composer and educator and technologist, appears at Rite of Summer. This performance should be very fun, as Reynolds is a musical adventurer, and hardly the kind of guy who simply stands there bowing out some Bach!

Bike and Roll's Free Bike Monday - Governors Island
September 03, 2012 - New York

Enjoy the day off and fruits of your labor with free, hour-long bike rentals.

West Indian American Day Parade/Carnival - Eastern Parkway
September 03, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Tons of food vendors, parade floats, calypso and soca rhythms, and costumery make the West Indian American Day Carnival a vital NYC Labor Day tradition.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
September 03, 2012 - White Plains

Storytime and activities kids and parents will love.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Merrick Jewish Center
September 03, 2012 - Merrick

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support groups meetings for parents on the first Monday of the month for parents on the South Shore. Please call for more information.

Table Tennis Club - Seaside Library
September 03, 2012 - Rockaway Park

The whole family can get some fun exercise by playing table tennis at Seaside. Paddles and balls will be provided.

OUTDOOR SCREENING: Anna Bolena - Metropolitan Opera
September 03, 2012 - New York

Part of the Met's fourth annual Summer HD Festival. Anna Netrebko stars as the ill-fated queen in David McVicar's Met premiere production, which opened the 2011-12 season. Ekaterina Gubanova is her rival, Jane Seymour, Ildar Abdrazakov sings Henry VIII, and Stephen Costello is Lord Percy. Marco Armiliato conducts. Approximate running time, three hours.

Seaford Fall Festival - Seaford Railroad Station
September 03, 2012 - Seaford

The Seaford Fall Festival presented by the Seaford Chamber will feature an array of arts and crafts, gift items, antiques, food and more. Rain or shine. For more information, please call 631-724-5966.

Live Jazz at The Rose Hunt Lounge - The Rose Hunt Restaurant & Lounge at Fox Hollow Long Island Hotel
September 03, 2012 - Woodbury

Enjoy free live jazz in the Piano Lounge. Features talented artist and a great ambience. You may also enjoy a prix fixe dinner menu for just $28 per person.

51st Annual Newtown Labor Day Parade - Newtown
September 03, 2012 - Newtown

The theme for this year's parade is "Honoring 10 Years of Caring for Newtown," with Michael and Jocelyn Taweh as Grand Marshals. Newtown's Labor Day Parade has grown to be the largest in the state of Connecticut, attracting governors, senators, and other dignitaries.

Children's Hands-On Milling - Water Mill Museum
September 03, 2012 - Water Mill

Children learn how the giant water-powered wheel and gears work to turn huge stones. They will see a corn-grinding demonstration and participate in sorting the ground corn. Each child gets a free grain pouch to take home. A parent or caregiver must be present.

Parade of American Flags - Heritage Park
September 03, 2012 - Mount Sinai

See 100 national, state, territory, and local government flags on display with informative signs at the base of state and territory flags.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes - Wilton Library
September 04, 2012 - 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
September 04, 2012 - Wilton

Three and four years olds are invited with their parent/caregiver for stories, singing songs and acting out finger plays and rhymes. Children in this program gain pre-reading skills and learn how to participate in a group setting. No registration necessary.

Tea Time on Tuesdays - Prenatal Yoga Center
September 04, 2012 - Upper West Side

Meet fellow moms, moms-to-be, and teachers to get to know the yoga community. Tea will be served.

Cruise Night- Car & Bike Show and Festival - Oyster Bay - East Norwich
September 04, 2012 - Oyster Bay

Come see some of the finest vehicles on Long Island. From radical to rat-rods, Duesenbergs to Ducatis, car and motorcycle enthusiasts have been invited to bring their precious rides out for public viewing. If you'd like to show your vehicle, contact the Oyster Bay- East Norwich Chamber of Commerce. $5 to show your vehicle, free admission to walk in. Enjoy live music, 50/50 drawing, and other family fun events.

Dog Photo Contest - Brooklyn Public Library, Clinton Hill Branch
September 04, 2012 - Clinton Hill

Enter a photo of your dog in this contest. If he or she wins, you'll get lots of gifts...and lots of love! Come in for information and details on how to enter. The winner will be announced during the week of National Dog Week, September 23-30.

Movies for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
September 04, 2012 - Kensington

Come in from the heat and enjoy a movie in the cool, cool library! Movie title to be determined.

Learn to Play Mah-Jongg - Floral Park Public Library
September 04, 2012 - Floral Park

Mah-Jongg is a game that has fascinated people for so many years with its strategies, sequences and combinations. This class given by Jacqui Palatnik will introduce you to the tile, sticks and basic moves of this ancient game. Students will need Mah-Jongg cards which can be inexpensively and easily obtained - ask at Reference for the details.

Gardening at Steinway Library - Steinway Library
September 04, 2012 - Astoria

Help beautify the community. Bring your family every Tuesday and Thursday to help plant and water the garden which filled with lots of luscious flowers, plants and vegetables. In case of rain, gardening activities will take place in meeting room. No registration needed.

Sherlock: A Study In Pink Movie - Gold Coast Library
September 04, 2012 - Glen Head

The first of the critically-acclaimed BBC films bringing Holmes and Watson to life in contemporary London. The PBS broadcasts were edited due to time constraints. This is the complete telefilm. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.

Museum Highlights : Peter Paul Rubens - Manhasset Library
September 04, 2012 - Manhasset

Flemish Baroque Painter Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1648) is one of the most remarkable European masters of the 17th century. His dynamic Baroque paintings, which blended his northern European sense of realism with the monumentality of Italian art, were celebrated throughout Europe. In addition to his renowned career as a painter, he was also a diplomat, a successful businessman and an intellectual who was fluent in six languages. As acknowledgment of Ruben�s greatness both Philip IV, King of Spain, and Charles I, King of England knighted him.

Lewis Latimer: The Blueprint - Central Library
September 04, 2012 - Jamaica

The Children's Library Discovery Center and Archives at Queens Library present a program on Lewis Latimer, the African-American draftsman who created the blueprint and many other inventions. Contact the CLDC for more information.

Grandparents� Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
September 04, 2012 - Jericho

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support groups meetings (North Shore)for grandparents one evening per month. Please call for more information.

Time for 2s and 3s: 'Hats, Hats, Hats' - White Plains Public Library
September 04, 2012 - White Plains

Songs, games, activities, and stories for 2- and 3-year olds with caregivers. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Story Time Book Club - Pottery Barn Kids
September 04, 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.

What You Need to Know about West Nile Virus - Peninsula Library
September 04, 2012 - Rockaway Beach

What is West Nile virus? How is it spread? Who is at risk? Get answers to these questions and learn what you can do to protect yourself and your family. Queens ConnectCare will also be offering free health screenings and the opportunity to schedule an appointment at the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center.

Literary Littles - Wilton Library
September 04, 2012 - Wilton

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

ARIS Parent Link Workshop - Fort Washington Library
September 04, 2012 - Washington Heights

Learn how to use ARIS Parent Link, a web site parents can use to monitor their child's academic progress. You can view the same information educators have about your child.

Kick Start Your Week: Music at the Concessions - Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
September 04, 2012 - Rockaway Beach

Families can enjoy a relaxing evening on the boardwalk with live music, DJss, prix fixe dinners, chefs, performances, and pop ups.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Highway branch
September 04, 2012 - Gravesend

Babies and toddlers hear some stories and socialize.

Grand Opening - CCLC
September 04, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

CCLC at 4 NY Plaza is scheduled to open in September 2012. The child care center is open to enrollment from the community. Stop by at the grand opening to learn more.

Fall 2012 Free Week - Kidberry
September 04, 2012 - Harlem

Kidberry hosts a week of fun, free classes so families can see the space, meet the teachers, and check out the activities. There are different classes for different age groups offered throughout the day; call for class schedule.

Story Time at the J - JCC Rockland
September 04, 2012 - West Nyack

New parents with children up to 24 months are invited to this monthly get-together. Participants can mingle with other parents, listen with their babies to child-friendly books, and share parenting stories. Healthy snacks will be served.

La Leche - JCC Rockland
September 04, 2012 - West Nyack

Instructor Elly Egenberg, an accredited lactation counselor and La Leche League Leader, leads this informative session for new moms. Topics at this monthly program include the benefits, new beginnings, overcoming obstacles, and weaing. Afterward, stay for Story Time at the J.

NFL Kick-Off Week Celebration - 34th Street
September 04, 2012 - Midtown

The NFL will celebrate Kickoff in New York City and encourage fans to gear up for the new season with a retail row takeover, partnering with 20 retailers ready to get fans Back to Football to celebrate the NFL's 93rd season. Storefronts on 34th street will showcase their team spirit for Kickoff week with NFL apparel themed windows. Celebrate with a variety of activities including the New Era Scavenger Hunt, player meet and greets, photos with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, and more. Fans are encouraged to wear NFL licensed gear to show off their team pride and to get their photos taken by the Back to Football Street Team. The 20 participating retailers include Modell's, Lids, Kids Foot Locker, Foot Locker, Old Navy, Dr. Jays, PS from Aeropostale, Party City, Kmart, Verizon, Macy's, Victoria's Secret, Hallmark, and Duane Reade. For more information visit facebook.com/NFLFanStyle.

Hope Bereavement Support Group - Oceanside Jewish Center
September 05, 2012 - Oceanside

Experience the freedom to express your feelings and learn coping skills under the guidance of a professional facilitator. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month. All are welcome. For further information call 516-849-2524.

Preschool Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
September 05, 2012 - Marine Park

Toddlers and pre-k children hear stories.

Picture Book Time - South Ozone Park Library
September 05, 2012 - South Ozone Park

Children ages 5 under and their caregivers can enjoy a morning of stories, songs, and simple crafts.

Game Day - Howard Beach Library
September 05, 2012 - Howard Beach

Teens and tweens can enjoy some friendly competition playing Nintendo Wii, checkers, chess and other board games.

Pajamarama: 'Raccoons and Ripe Corn and More' by Jim Arnosky - White Plains Public Library
September 05, 2012 - White Plains

Kids ages 2-5 can wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal friend for stories, songs, activities, and a bedtime snack. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Creative Dance Open Houses - Community Room at Westbeth Center for the Arts
September 05, 2012 - West Village

Rachael Kosch teaches creative dance classes with live music by Michael Kosch at Westbeth Center for the Arts. Join the celebration on Sept. 5 and Sept. 10 as children's dance expert Rachael Kosch kicks off her brand new classes in the West Village. At 3:45pm children ages 3-5 will take a free half hour class and at 4:15pm children ages 6-9 will have their turn as parents observe. Refreshments will be served while you talk with Rachael and Michael Kosch. This will be a modern/ballet based class with live music by classical composer Michael Kosch. The basics of classical ballet, musicality, the ideas of Modern Dance pioneer Martha Graham, and movement derived from the imagination of the students are the main ingredients of this fun yet disciplined class. Ongoing classes will continue at the same time throughout the season. To reserve your space and for any questions call 212-566-3097 or email [email protected]

Basic Computer Training Classes - Woodside Library
September 05, 2012 - Woodside

Children and their caregivers can learn the basics of how to use a computer.

Toddler Time - Peninsula Library
September 05, 2012 - Rockaway Beach

This program, for young children ages 2-3 1/2 encourages literacy development. Children should be accompained by their caregiver.

Toddler Storytime - Seaside Library
September 05, 2012 - Rockaway Park

Young children can enjoy listening to great stories and will also get to make a craft project to take home during this event.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
September 05, 2012 - Wilton

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
September 05, 2012 - Wilton

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

Lego Club for Littles - Wilton Library
September 05, 2012 - Wilton

Kids in grades K-2 learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego masterpiece from the library's Lego collection. Twenty tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45pm.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Sheepshead Bay branch
September 05, 2012 - Sheepshead Bay

Kids create their own unique artworks.

Stitches from the Heart - Lynbrook Public Library
September 05, 2012 - Lynbrook

Yarn and fabric crafters are invited to take part in Stitches from the Heart. Spend a pleasant evening knitting, crocheting, or quilting hats, lap robes, blankets, and other items for newborns, children in need, and veterans in VA hospitals. If you can't knit, crochet or quilt, donations of yarn and fabric will be accepted. Knitters, crochet crafters, and quilters of all skill levels welcome. Bring a project with you or embark on something new. Patterns will be provided. Students can earn Community Service credits.

Grande Festa Italiana - North Hempstead Beach Park
September 05, 2012 - Port Washington

The largest and oldest Italian feast on Long Island is a great way to end summer with a bang. The feast has something for everyone. Enjoy a wide variety of delicious ethnic foods featuring the Sons of Italy's famous food tent with homemade dishes. There are food demonstrations, rides, prizes, fireworks, music. A large part of the proceeds help support a variety of charities and scholarships. $3 parking fee per car and a fee for rides.

Free Demo Class - Grace Congregational Church
September 05, 2012 - Harlem

Join the fun of music making with your baby, toddler, or preschooler. Adults, regardless of their musical ability, can help create an environment that supports children in achieving basic music competence. Children of mixed ages participate at their own level by singing, moving, chanting, listening, and exploring musical instruments. Parents and caregivers participate with the children and receive music development information about their own child. Together, music allows for fun and family bonding.

Fall 2012 Free Week - Kidberry
September 05, 2012 - Harlem

Kidberry hosts a week of fun, free classes so families can see the space, meet the teachers, and check out the activities. There are different classes for different age groups offered throughout the day; call for class schedule.

Open House: Learn About Secular Humanistic Judaism - City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
September 05, 2012 - Upper West Side

Get an overview of the congregation's philosophy, programs, and educational offerings for children and adults. Meet Rabbi Peter Schweitzer. Learn about the innovative Bar/Bat Mitzvah program, Sunday KidSchool and PreSchool, and Jewish cultural holiday and Shabbat celebrations.

Open House - I. L. Peretz Hebrew School
September 05, 2012 - East Meadow

Through their dynamic faculty and innovative curriculum, this school builds Jewish identity as it actively engages children in a meaningful, child-centered Jewish education that culminates in Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Conveniently located, the school features family-friendly celebrations of all major Jewish holidays and affordable tuition. Classes are offered for pre-schoolers through teens.

Reading & Writing Free Trial - JEI Learning Center
September 05, 2012 - Bellmore

JEI Reading and Writing is a literature-based enrichment program for 1st Grade through 9th Grade. The creative, stimulating program cultivates the skills and love for the written language. Improves standardized test scores, expands vocabulary, and develops key comprehension strategies. Free trial one time per student on Wednesdays in September. Call to register 516-224-3177.

Mother Goose Rhymes for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
September 06, 2012 - Stony Point

Bring your toddler to the library for feltboard stories, rhymes, finger plays, songs, a sticker craft, and bubbles. Pre-registration is required.

Storytime for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
September 06, 2012 - Stony Point

Pre-readers are invited to an introduction to storytime with simple picture book stories, rhymes, finger plays, coloring, and bubbles. Pre-registration is required.

Family Movie - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
September 06, 2012 - Garnerville

Enjoy a family movie with free popcorn.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Eastern Parkway branch
September 06, 2012 - Crown Heights

Toddlers can hear stories, rhymes, songs, and socialize with other toddlers.

Youth Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Brownsville branch
September 06, 2012 - Brownsville

Teens and tweens use computers for games, lessons, and homework help.

Gardening at Steinway Library - Steinway Library
September 06, 2012 - Astoria

Help beautify the community. Bring your family every Tuesday and Thursday to help plant and water the garden which filled with lots of luscious flowers, plants and vegetables. In case of rain, gardening activities will take place in meeting room. No registration needed.

Cancer Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
September 06, 2012 - Brooklyn

NYM hosts a cancer support group. Call to register (required).

Astronomy - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
September 06, 2012 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Join astronomers as they guide your eyes across the sky and the wonders of astronomy are revealed. Look for the telescopes on the Pier 1 promenade.

Get Into It! FREE - Stepping Stones Museum
September 06, 2012 - Norwalk

Celebrate back to school with Norwalk ACTS. Learn more about local organizations and enjoy story times, activities and giveaways. An Open Arms initiative.

Arts and Crafts - Woodside Library
September 06, 2012 - Woodside

Children ages 6-10 can learn how to make magazine paper flowers with local artist Shahnaz Begum. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
September 06, 2012 - White Plains

Join Toe every Thursday morning for stories and singing.

Tales for Tails - The Field Library
September 06, 2012 - Peekskill

Children in Grade 1 and up are invited (with a parent) to read to a special dog. All volunteer dogs are certified through The Good Dog Foundation. Sign-up required.

TEEN ZOMBIE CLUB - Westport Library
September 06, 2012 - Westport

Enjoy zombie games, movies and other zombie-related activities. For middle school and up. Register online.

Picture Book Time - Queens Village Library
September 06, 2012 - Queens Village

Young children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays at this event.

Arts and Crafts Club for Kids - Seaside Library
September 06, 2012 - Rockaway Park

Kids ages 5-12 can enjoy arts and crafts at Seaside. Make something new and cool every week. Space is limited. Preregistration required.

Back to School Festival - Victory Field in Forest Park
September 06, 2012 - Woodhaven

Kids can welcome the school year with games, crafts, music & more.

Big Miracle - Movie - Farmingdale Public Library
September 06, 2012 - Farmingdale

Inspired by the true story that captured the hearts of people across the world, this rescue adventure tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter and a Green Peace volunteer who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle. With John Krasinski and Drew Barrymore.(2012) PG. 107 mins.

Grande Festa Italiana - North Hempstead Beach Park
September 06, 2012 - Port Washington

The largest and oldest Italian feast on Long Island is a great way to end summer with a bang. The feast has something for everyone. Enjoy a wide variety of delicious ethnic foods featuring the Sons of Italy's famous food tent with homemade dishes. There are food demonstrations, rides, prizes, fireworks, music. A large part of the proceeds help support a variety of charities and scholarships. $3 parking fee per car and a fee for rides.

College Essay Seminar - Shelter Rock Public Library
September 06, 2012 - Albertson

An outstanding college essay can assist you in gaining admission to the college of your choice. This seminar will include the (often surprising) do's and don'ts so your essay will be unique and reflect your personality. Sample exemplary essays will be included followed by questions and answers.

Baby Rhyme Time - Manhasset Library
September 06, 2012 - Manhasset

Babies ages 6-17 months will enjoy rhymes, songs, and simple stories in this gentle introduction to storytime. Call to register.

Fall 2012 Free Week - Kidberry
September 06, 2012 - Harlem

Kidberry hosts a week of fun, free classes so families can see the space, meet the teachers, and check out the activities. There are different classes for different age groups offered throughout the day; call for class schedule.

Hoff-Barthelson Music School Preschool Open House - Hoff-Barthelson Music School
September 06, 2012 - Scarsdale

Hoff-Barthelson Music School invites parents of children ages 4 mos.-5 years to an Open House for its Preschool Music Programs. This is an excellent opportunity to meet with Hoff-Barthelson's early childhood faculty, parents of current students, and parents of students who have moved on from the Preschool Programs to music lessons and classes at the School.

Hooray for Grandparents - Rose Memorial Library
September 07, 2012 - Stony Point

Toddlers can celebrate their grandparents with a special film and craft. Pre-registration is required.

Tot Shabbat Hop - Beth Am Temple
September 07, 2012 - Pearl River

Families with young children are invited to Join PJ Library for this first in a series of family-friendly Shabbat services. The series continues at a different Rockland County synagogue each month through January.

Friends of the Scarsdale Library Book Sale - Scarsdale Public Library
September 07, 2012 - Scarsdale

Over 60,000 books in every category, including thousands of Children's and Young Adult, many like new. Through September 16.

Wii Play - Haverstraw Public Library, Village Branch
September 07, 2012 - Haverstraw

Kids can challenge themselves and their friends on the Wii. For grades 1-6.

Music & Fun with Mr. Burr - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
September 07, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-4 can enjoy fun and music with Mr. Burr. Pre-registration is required.

Family Service - Nanuet Hebrew Center
September 07, 2012 - New City

Families are invited to attend an evening service with storytelling and prayers intended to appeal to young children. The hour-long service is followed by an oneg shabbat with kid-friendly desserts and drinks.

Board Games for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Homecrest branch
September 07, 2012 - Homecrest

Teens unplug from electronic games to enjoy some good old board games. Just say "yes" to chess!

Freestyle Fridays - Brooklyn Public LIbrary, Bushwick branch
September 07, 2012 - Bushwick

Teens can hang out, do homework, use laptops, play video games, and learn about technology.

Open House Weekend! - Dancewave
September 07, 2012 - Park Slope

This open house for the renown dance studio features fall preview classes, trial classes, scholarship auditions and more. Try out a class. If you like it, sign up! Classes include ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, creative movement, and more.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
September 07, 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.

New Era Anime Club - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
September 07, 2012 - Yonkers

Teens and tweens ages 12-19 discuss and read Manga, watch and talk about Anime, draw, debate, and answer trivia questions. Light snacks provided.

Picture Book Time - Ozone Park Library
September 07, 2012 - Ozone Park

Young children can enjoy an hour of storytelling, music and games.

Arts and Crafts - East Flushing Library
September 07, 2012 - Flushing

Children ages 4 and up can enjoy an afternoon of "crafty" fun. Space is limited, and preregistration is required in person with the instructor before class.

Chess For Kids - Windsor Park Library
September 07, 2012 - Bayside

Kids age 6 and up can learn how to play chess from instructor Mr. Dennis. Preregistration is required.

The Guitar Guy - Wilton Library
September 07, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 2-6 are invited to a performance by Robert the Guitar Guy. Robert uses music, props, movement, and dance to entertain children and their grown-ups. Registration recommended.

Back to Shul Night -- Family Musical Shabbat and BBQ - New City Jewish Center
September 07, 2012 - New City

The synagogue's annual "Back to Shul Night" will begin with an outdoor, musical Shabbat service. After the service, families can enjoy a BBQ dinner starting at 6:30pm. Pre-registration is requested.

Farmers Market - Pomonok Community Center
September 07, 2012 - Flushing

Families can pick up a variety of fresh, locally-grown summer vegetables, orchard fruit, nuts, coffee, berries potted plants and flowers, honey, fresh seafood, breads, pastries and more.

Dancing Under the Stars - Elmhurst Park
September 07, 2012 - Elmhurst

Families can enjoy an evening of music, face painting for children, a raffle drawing, and Latin dance instruction under the stars. All ages are welcome to participate. Seniors will receive a free gift while supplies last.

Story Time with Jordan - Powerhouse Arena
September 07, 2012 - DUMBO

Powerhouse Arena's resident children's literature authority, Jordan Neilsen, reads some of the store's famous kids books.

'Game Playing' - An evening of one-act plays - Levittown Public Library
September 07, 2012 - Levittown

Watch a series of three one-act plays by the Ivy Lane Players. Tickets are available at the Reference Desk.

Grande Festa Italiana - North Hempstead Beach Park
September 07, 2012 - Port Washington

The largest and oldest Italian feast on Long Island is a great way to end summer with a bang. The feast has something for everyone. Enjoy a wide variety of delicious ethnic foods featuring the Sons of Italy's famous food tent with homemade dishes. There are food demonstrations, rides, prizes, fireworks, music. A large part of the proceeds help support a variety of charities and scholarships. $3 parking fee per car and a fee for rides.

Fall 2012 Free Week - Kidberry
September 07, 2012 - Harlem

Kidberry hosts a week of fun, free classes so families can see the space, meet the teachers, and check out the activities. There are different classes for different age groups offered throughout the day; call for class schedule.

Secular Jewish Shabbat Service and Program - 14th Street Y
September 07, 2012 - East Village

The congregation hosts singer Sarah Aroeste to introduce Sephardic Jewish history and culture through its music.

Movies in the Moonlight: 'The Smurfs' - Heritage Park
September 07, 2012 - Mount Sinai

An outdoor screening of this film about the loveable blue characters' adventure in the Big Apple (2011; 103 minutes; rated PG).

Third Street Music School Settlement End-of-Summer Smoothie Party - Third Street Music School Settlement
September 07, 2012 - East Village

A morning of music and smoothies. Fun for toddlers and their grown-ups. Come ready to sing, dance, and play.

New Practices New York 2012 - Center for Architecture
Through September 08, 2012 -

New Practices New York, a biennial competition since 2006, serves as the preeminent platform in New York City to recognize and promote new and innovative architecture and design firms. The juried portfolio competition is sponsored by the New Practices Committee of the AIA New York Chapter and honors firms that have utilized unique and innovative strategies, both for the projects they undertake and for the practices they have established. Seven promising and pioneering new architecture and design firms working in New York were chosen as the New Practices New York 2012 competition winners. To qualify for the competition, practices had to be founded since 2006 and be located within the five boroughs of New York City. This is the second year that the New Practices New York competition has been open to multidisciplinary firms, widening the field of entrants to designers and young professionals in the process of becoming licensed architects. The distinguished panel of jurors selected the competition's winners from fifty-one entries. The New Practices New York 2012 competition winners are: ABRUZZO BODZIAK ARCHITECTS; Christian Wassmann; formlessfinder; HOLLER architecture; The Living; MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY; and SLO Architecture.

Free crafts for kids every Saturday - Lakeshore Learning Store
September 08, 2012 - New Hyde Park

Kids will relish these Saturday morning activities where they get a chance to try their hand at cool art and craft projects.

Craft for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
September 08, 2012 - Garden City

Bring kids to this bakery/cafe for a free craft every Saturday and Sunday. Craft takes anywhere between 15-45 minutes depending on the age of the child. Different crafts each week. No reservations needed.

Second Saturday Family Fun at the John Jay Homestead Farm Market - John Jay Homestead
September 08, 2012 - Katonah

Families with children ages 3-10 can visit the new Schoolhouse Discovery Center, play colonial games, and do a craft activity. Find choice fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, cheeses, fragrance items, and other fine locally produced products for sale on the front lawn at the Homestead.

Free Arts & Crafts - Straight A's
September 08, 2012 - 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.

Family Day: Go Fish! - Stuyvesant Cove Park
September 08, 2012 - Manhattan

Learn to fish (catch and release only) with Lower Easy Side Ecology Center Education Director Dan Tainow. He will be helping participants with baiting, casting and everything you need to know to fish the East River! No equipment needed, LESEC will provide it all. RSVP to [email protected]

'99% Reduced Fat, or, You Can Bank On Us' - Tompkins Square Park
September 08, 2012 - East Village

This production, by the Theater for the New City, will tour city streets, parks, and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs from Aug. 4 to Sept. 16 in free performances. The company's 36th annual street theater musical, the saga is one of a gang member who learns to fight for his community and morphs into a civic leader. The tough young man named B.C., known for stealing tires and bullying store owners, falls for Suzy Freedom, a young activist in Zuccotti Park. Guided by her dreams, he abandons hooliganism to become a community organizer.

Westchester/Putnam Youth Symphony Auditions - Mahopac High School
September 08, 2012 - Mahopac

Auditions for all Westchester/Putnam Youth Symphony performing groups. Rehearsals will be on Monday evenings beginning September 10th at Mahopac High School. Auditions are by appointment only.Call Cheryl Havens for audition information details and appointments at 914-923-4403.

Friends of the Scarsdale Library Book Sale - Scarsdale Public Library
September 08, 2012 - Scarsdale

Over 60,000 books in every category, including thousands of Children's and Young Adult, many like new. Through September 16.

Arts In The Plaza - Kennedy Plaza (in front of City Hall)
September 08, 2012 - Long Beach

Come by and enjoy live music while shopping for handcrafted, original arts and crafts. Sponsored by the City of Long Beach in association with the Long Beach Art League, Artists in Partnership, and West End Visual Artists Guild.

Merrick Fall Festival/Street Fair - Broadcast Plaza
September 08, 2012 - Merrick

Crafters, artists, unusual gift vendors, service companies, and non-profit organizations assembled in one place to bring you remarkable bargains, products, and services. Enjoy live entertainment, rides, and great food.

Erase Your Mistakes - Gold Coast Library
September 08, 2012 - Glen Head

Children will use their creativity to mold, sculpt, stamp, pattern, and blend their clay. Then the clay will be baked in a toaster oven to create an eraser.

Open House Weekend! - Dancewave
September 08, 2012 - Park Slope

This open house for the renown dance studio features fall preview classes, trial classes, scholarship auditions and more. Try out a class. If you like it, sign up! Classes include ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, creative movement, and more.

Archery - Marine Park
September 08, 2012 - Marine Park

Trained urban park rangers teach the safe and proper way to draw a bow and shoot an arrow.

Butterfly Exploration - Blue Heron Park
September 08, 2012 - Staten Island

Observe and learn about the butterflies alike and flittering in Blue Heron Park. How many kinds are there?

Yonkers Riverfest: Noon to Dusk - Yonkers Downtown BID
September 08, 2012 - Yonkers

Five stages of music, entertainment, crafts, artists, vendors, and much more.

Town of Cortlandt Family Fun Day - Cortlandt Train Station
September 08, 2012 - Cortlandt Manor

Attractions include a 30-ft.-high slide, two obstacle courses, and jumbo bounce, midway games, prizes, music, food, face painting, tattoos, entertainment, Small World Area for children ages 6 years and younger, and much more. Raindate: September 9, 12-4pm.

16th Annual Beekman Avenue Street Fair - Sleepy Hollow
September 08, 2012 - Sleepy Hollow

Vendors, food, entertainment, and fun for all ages.

Bedford Historical Society's Constitutional Treasure Hunt - Bedford Village Green
September 08, 2012 - Bedford

A unique Bedford tradition. To celebrate the 225th "birthday" of the Court House and the signing of the United States Constitution, there will be a map, clues, treasures, and activities on the Green. Sign the Constitution, see a re-enactment of the signing of the Constitution, have your photo taken with the signers, and even add your own "John Hancock" to this historic document. Pony rides, family-friendly activities, and a Fire House barbecue.

New York: The Most Southern City in the North - St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
September 08, 2012 - Mt. Vernon

Professor Cindy Lobel of Lehman College explores the fabric of life in the nation's largest city during the Civil War, and considers why Mayor Fernando Wood called New York "the most Southern city in the North." There will also be special activities for children and a 3pm tour of the historic church and Bell Tower, as well as the cemetery, one of the nation's oldest burial yards.

It's All About Armstrong - Peninsula Library
September 08, 2012 - Rockaway Beach

Join Grammy Award-winning jazz historian Loren Schoenbergy and his young band of musicians, The National Jazz in Harlem All Stars, for an adventure through the tunes of the world's most beloved trumpter, Louis Armstrong.

Pick-a-Book Picnic with Warner Library - Tarrytown Farmers Market
September 08, 2012 - Tarrytown

Families who shop local together can enjoy the Pick-a-Book Picnic with the Warner Library at the Tarrytown Farmers' Market.

Get Crafty with the Nemecs - Pleasantville Farmers Market
September 08, 2012 - Pleasantville

The Market turns into an art oasis as local Pleasantville artists Gregory and Kat Nemec share their unique creations and encourage artists of all ages to join in the fun.

Sculpture Workshops for Kids: And The Winner Is... - Socrates Sculpture Park
September 08, 2012 - Long Island City

Show the world that you're a Socrates All-Star and hit one out of the Park! Using a variety of decorations and paint, make our own trophies, medals, and championship rings to award yourself for being Major League material. Come ready to compete, as tee-ball will played.

Discovery Day Street Fair - Central Library
September 08, 2012 - Jamaica

Kids come play as you celebrate and explore the wonders of science. Dazzle your senses, amaze your mind, and play with possibilities. There will be activities for all ages.

Literacy Back To School Fair and Family Literacy Walk - Ravenswood Community Center
September 08, 2012 - Long Island City

Walk in support of Queens Library Family Literacy, from Rainey Park (Vernon Blvd and 33 Rd) to Socrates Park (32-05 Vernon Blvd). After the walk, join the Back To School Fair at Socrates Sculpture Park where families can enjoy music, games, food, and more. Contact the Community Center to register.

James Lewis Sings The Blues - Flushing Library
September 08, 2012 - Flushing

Families can enjoy a performance by James Lewis, lead vocalist for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. At this concert, he will perform songs from his Tribute album, which is a collection of covers from some favorite blues singers who have inspired him.

Who Lives in the Salt Marsh? - Ash Creek Open Space
September 08, 2012 - Fairfield

Children aged 4-10 with a parent take a walk at low tide with Fairfield Audubon Society naturalist Colleen Noyes. Walk along the edge of the marsh to look for signs of life such as crabs, sea stars, mussels and minnows and measure the receding tide and net some sea life. Sneakers that tie or boots required. To reserve a spot, email David at [email protected] with date/name of hike, and the number of children attending. If unsure of weather, call 203-331-1906 the morning of hike for status. Wear appropriate clothes, shoes, and bring a water bottle. Ash Creek Open Space is located at the end of Turney Road in Fairfield. Drive past the gate house, take an immediate left, drive through the boaters parking area to the open space parking. Meet at the picnic tables above the playground, overlooking the salt marsh.

Family Day - Bellarmine Museum of Art
September 08, 2012 - Fairfield

Crafts, a child-friendly gallery talk and story time reflect the current exhibition of the work of portraitist Everett Raymond Kinstler, the theme being Hold That Pose! Portraiture for Children. Call or email to reserve a spot.

Scarsdale Arts Festival - Outdoor Art Show - Chase Park
September 08, 2012 - Scarsdale

A raffle for an original painting by artist Nancy Abbe, coloring-book activities, face-painting, and balloons will add to the festive atmosphere of the sale. Rain date: September 29-30.

MOVE & GROOVE WITH AMY - Westport Library
September 08, 2012 - Westport

The program has upbeat songs, silly puppets, and foot-stomping rhythms.

Super Saturday- Volunteer Recruitment - Junior League of Long Island
September 08, 2012 - Roslyn

The Junior League of Long Island is hosting its annual recruiting event to introduce the Junior League and its many local community projects to new members. The League strives to be the organization of choice for voluntarism and community partnerships to help improve the health and well-being of women and children on Long Island. Membership is open to all Long Island women over the age of 21. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Registration is required.

SculptureCenter's LIC Block Party - SculptureCenter
September 08, 2012 - Long Island City

Families can enjoy this neighborhood event, featuring artist-led activity booths, a community-built, cumulative, temporary sculpture, a SculptureCenter curated Artist Market with a selection of the best affordable and functional art, a stage with live music and interactive performances, food truck vendors and more.

Back to School Festival - Little Bay Park
September 08, 2012 - Bayside

Just because school is back in session doesn't mean summer is over. Kids can enjoy an afternoon of fun activities including inflatable rides, arts & crafts projects, and free giveaways.

Free G&T Parent Seminar - FasTracKids
September 08, 2012 - Upper East Side

With the G&T testing season around the corner, FasTracKids will be holding free parent seminars with an expert guest speaker in early September. The seminar will cover what G&T programs are and where they are available, what will be covered on the new tests, how to prepare your child, and many more issues related to this topic. Pre-registration is required; call 212-737-3344.

T.E.A.L. Walk - Prospect Park Bandshell
September 08, 2012 - Park Slope

September is National Ovarian Cancer awareness month. Come and show your support by walking the Prospect Park loop and raising money toward research for this deadly disease.

Fall Festival - Mills Pond House
September 08, 2012 - St. James

Celebrate the North African roots of Spain’s music and dance with Sol Y Sombra Spanish Dance Company, live Flamenco with guitarist Arturo Martinez and Oud player, Thomas Chess. Movement of the People Dance Company (guest artists of Sol y Sombra's Out of Africa Festival) presents a new work in honor of traditional West African harvest dances, lively and engaging Afro-Brazilian repertoire pieces and Dances of the Orixás and Pagode (traditional community building dances of Brazil.

'Game Playing' - An evening of one-act plays - Levittown Public Library
September 08, 2012 - Levittown

Watch a series of three one-act plays by the Ivy Lane Players. Tickets are available at the Reference Desk.

Grande Festa Italiana - North Hempstead Beach Park
September 08, 2012 - Port Washington

The largest and oldest Italian feast on Long Island is a great way to end summer with a bang. The feast has something for everyone. Enjoy a wide variety of delicious ethnic foods featuring the Sons of Italy's famous food tent with homemade dishes. There are food demonstrations, rides, prizes, fireworks, music. A large part of the proceeds help support a variety of charities and scholarships. $3 parking fee per car and a fee for rides.

Fall 2012 Free Week - Kidberry
September 08, 2012 - Harlem

Kidberry hosts a week of fun, free classes so families can see the space, meet the teachers, and check out the activities. There are different classes for different age groups offered throughout the day; call for class schedule.

Ballet Open House - Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet
September 08, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

The program was created for aspiring dancers ages 2-10. The goal is for children to develop creative movement skills, musicality, rhythm, coordination, expression, and confidence. A nurturing environment enables each child to begin a lifelong love for dance. This open house will include trial classes, arts and crafts, ballet performances, kids and parent Zumba with ZClubNY, and a visit from the Capezio dance store.

Book Signing and Reading- 'How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying' - Green Acres Mall
September 08, 2012 - Valley Stream

Author Scott Starkey stops by to read and sign copies of "How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying," a book about a young boy who is forced to confront his fear of being bullied. A coward at heart, the book's hero, Rodney, is mistakenly thought of as brave, which causes him a mountain of problems. The author, a veteran middle school teacher, and a native of Long Island, offers suspense, intrigue, and life lessons, to his readers. See other youth-friendly activities the Mall offers on that day at greenacresmallonline.com.

Backyard Farm Harvest Fest - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
September 08, 2012 - Yaphank

Experience the new Backyard Farm, a model educational homestead which includes chicken coop, compost display, observational bee hive and more. The Backyard Farm is funded by National Grid.

Backyard Farm Festival/ Tomato Challenge - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
September 08, 2012 - Yaphank

Youth get ingredients from the backyard farm to create a raw tomato dish. One-hour time limit. Ages 14 and up.

Start with Art Open House & Art Exhibit - Art League of Long Island
September 08, 2012 - Dix Hills

Family-friendly activities include art demonstrations in all media, art exhibits, an introduction to classes and workshops, face painting, a fire truck for climbing and hands on workshops led by professional artists.

'The Pirates: Band Of Misfits' - Sony Wonder Technology Lab
September 08, 2012 - Upper East Side

See a free screening of "The Pirates: Band of Misfits" at the 73-seat High Definition Theater. Reservations can be made Monday through Friday beginning two weeks prior to the date a screening is scheduled by calling 212-833-8100 and selecting option 3. Remaining tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to the start of the screening on a first come first served basis. Admission will be closed to ticket holders 15 minutes after the screening begins. In "The Pirates: Band of Misfits," (rated PG, 88 minutes) Pirate Captain (voice of Hugh Grant) sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy (voice of Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (voice of Salma Hayek) for the "Pirate of the Year Award." The quest takes the Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.

'Sesame Street: Preschool is Cool! ABCs with Elmo' - Sony Wonder Technology Lab
September 08, 2012 - Upper East Side

See a free screening of "Sesame Street: Preschool is Cool! ABCs with Elmo" at the 73-seat High Definition Theater. Reservations can be made Monday through Friday beginning two weeks prior to the date a screening is scheduled by calling 212-833-8100 and selecting option 3. Remaining tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to the start of the screening on a first come first served basis. Admission will be closed to ticket holders 15 minutes after the screening begins. In "Sesame Street: Preschool is Cool! ABCs with Elmo," preschool teacher Professor Grover, and Elmo, his helper, instruct students to find one thing that begins with each letter of the alphabet. Featuring alphabet themed stories and songs, this program reinforces early literacy skills and familiarizes children with letter-sound relationships. 50 minutes.

'Darling Companion' - Sony Wonder Technology Lab
September 08, 2012 - Upper East Side

See a free screening of "Darling Companion" at the 73-seat High Definition Theater. Reservations can be made Monday through Friday beginning two weeks prior to the date a screening is scheduled by calling 212-833-8100 and selecting option 3. Remaining tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to the start of the screening on a first come first served basis. Admission will be closed to ticket holders 15 minutes after the screening begins. In "Darling Companion," Beth (Diane Keaton) saves a lost dog from the side of the freeway and brings him home where she is struggling with her self-involved husband Joseph (Kevin Kline). Beth forms a special bond with the rescued animal, so when Joseph loses the dog after a wedding at their vacation home in the Rockies, Beth enlists the help of the few remaining guests to find the one thing that has brought her happiness. (Rated PG-13, 104 minutes.)

The High Line - Children's Museum of the Arts
September 08, 2012 - NY

Head to the 14th Street entrance of the High Line for hands-on workshops inspired by elevated city views from the park.

Mount Kisco Annual "Sidewalk Sales Days" - Mount Kisco
September 08, 2012 - Mount Kisco

A two-day family-friendly event featuring live music, carnival rides, an art show, on-site pet adoptions, and contests with cash prizes. This year's event includes over 150 local businesses and organizations. Learn more by contacting the MKCC at 914-666-7525 or [email protected], or Events To Remember at 914-396-7664 or [email protected]

Charles Long: Pet Sounds - Madison Square Park
Through September 09, 2012 - Flatiron District

Come play outdoors in Madison Square Park and experience contemporary art all at the same time. Charles Long's "Pet Sounds" (2012) invites kids and visitors of all ages to explore its maze-like structure of vibrantly colored pipe rails and enjoy huge amorphous blobs that become interactive when touched. Come see, touch, play, and find out what exciting sounds this creature of a sculpture has to offer.

Bicycle Sunday - Bronx River Parkway
September 09, 2012 - White Plains

From the Westchester County Center in White Plains to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers, a 13.1-mile round trip, The Bronx River Parkway is open to all bicyclists, skaters, scooters, walkers and joggers. No motorized vehicles. Sponsored by Con Edison and Friends of Westchester County Parks.

Craft for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
September 09, 2012 - Garden City

Bring kids to this bakery/cafe for a free craft every Saturday and Sunday. Craft takes anywhere between 15-45 minutes depending on the age of the child. Different crafts each week. No reservations needed.

Family Day at LIC Bar - LIC Bar
September 09, 2012 - Long Island City

Enjoy live family music performed in a beautiful outdoor garden. The Rockdoves play cool music for kids made with parents in mind and offer offer an exciting, interactive live performance that delights audiences with its blend of education, comedy, and storytelling.

'99% Reduced Fat, or, You Can Bank On Us' - Washington Square Park
September 09, 2012 - Greenwich Village

This production, by the Theater for the New City, will tour city streets, parks, and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs from Aug. 4 to Sept. 16 in free performances. The company's 36th annual street theater musical, the saga is one of a gang member who learns to fight for his community and morphs into a civic leader. The tough young man named B.C., known for stealing tires and bullying store owners, falls for Suzy Freedom, a young activist in Zuccotti Park. Guided by her dreams, he abandons hooliganism to become a community organizer.

Friends of the Scarsdale Library Book Sale - Scarsdale Public Library
September 09, 2012 - Scarsdale

Over 60,000 books in every category, including thousands of Children's and Young Adult, many like new. Through September 16.

Day of Chesed (Kindness), Service, and Remembrance for 9/11 - JCC Mid-Westchester
September 09, 2012 - Scarsdale

The JCC of Mid-Westchester and UJA-Federation of New York invite you to be a part of a day of good deeds and charitable service to honor the victims and first responders of the 9/11 attacks by uniting the community in a Day of Chesed (Kindness), Service, and Remembrance. This event will bring together many organizations that depend on the support of the community. Opportunities to participate will include a blood drive, a bone marrow drive, collections of food and clothing for local families, pet adoption, and more. For more information, contact Milton Sussman at 472-3300 x302, or [email protected]

Stingrays Swim Team Tryouts - JCC Mid-Westchester
September 09, 2012 - Scarsdale

Swimmers ages 5-17 years are invited to try out for the champion Stingrays swim team. Must be able to proficiently swim 25 yards of the crawl, backstroke, and breaststroke, and have some competitive swim background. Practices must be attended regularly and swim meet participation is required. For more information, contact Trish Orellana at 472-3300 x321, or [email protected]

Open House and Wellness Fair - JCC Rockland
September 09, 2012 - West Nyack

Celebrate the JCC's 25th year in Rockland County. Stop by for fitness demos, wellness vendors, a bounce house for kids, children's music by Luke Montgomery, a BBQ, a petting zoo, music, raffles, class discounts, and more.

Sunday Concerts at Central: Papa Ortega's CUBANOSON - Central Library of Queens
September 09, 2012 - Jamaica

Cuban dance orchestra unites the Punto Cubano and the Son Montuno for an exciting sytle of danceable Cuban music. Their sound combines traditional Cuban music with a mix of New York Salsa.

Merrick Fall Festival/Street Fair - Broadcast Plaza
September 09, 2012 - Merrick

Crafters, artists, unusual gift vendors, service companies, and non-profit organizations assembled in one place to bring you remarkable bargains, products, and services. Enjoy live entertainment, rides, and great food.

Strange But Surf Concert - Floral Park Public Library
September 09, 2012 - Floral Park

The cry goes out "surf's up" and surfers race into the sea. You'll feel like you're among them when the Strange But Surf Band performs at the library. Enjoy surf rock sounds with 60's, 70's and 80's rock, blues, and oldies tunes as the talented Strange But Surf Band makes this gig a true event.

Open House Weekend! - Dancewave
September 09, 2012 - Park Slope

This open house for the renown dance studio features fall preview classes, trial classes, scholarship auditions and more. Try out a class. If you like it, sign up! Classes include ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, creative movement, and more.

Revolutionary Staten Island - Conference House Park
September 09, 2012 - Staten Island

Explore one of Staten Island's Revolutionary War landmarks on this walking tour.

Main Street - Nyack
September 09, 2012 - Nyack

Stroll Main Street to check out crafts, clothes, gift items, food, music, children's rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, and an arcade.

Sunday Family Bingo Night - The Moxie Spot
September 09, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Hands Across the Sand - Coney Island Beach
September 09, 2012 - Brooklyn

Carter Van Pelt from WKCR has prepared a killer lineup of talented selectors this year. and we're excited to see some legends of Reggae music come out to jam. It's an all-ages dance party with great selectors (DJs) and live acts.

Apple Festival - Monroe Green
Through September 09, 2012 - Monroe

Children enjoy a moonbounce, face painting and games. Parents can shop at over 65 craft stations and choose from a variety of apples and cider at Apple Central.

The War of 1812 - Fairfield Museum and History Center
September 09, 2012 - Fairfield

Learn more about Connecticut and Fairfield?s role in the War of 1812 with Betty Oderwald, president of the U.S. Daughters of 1812. The War of 1812 established the United States as a country willing to fight to maintain its liberty and a country of increasing commercial power in the world. Find out about Fairfield?s important role, the sea captains who fought to protect the coastline and the maritime history of Southport and Black Rock harbors.

Forest Scavenger Hunt - Forest Park
September 09, 2012 - Woodhaven

Kids can let their immaginations run wild, as they explore the natural world, when they connect with nature at this outdoor event.

Scarsdale Arts Festival - Outdoor Art Show - Chase Park
September 09, 2012 - Scarsdale

A raffle for an original painting by artist Nancy Abbe, coloring-book activities, face-painting, and balloons will add to the festive atmosphere of the sale. Rain date: September 29-30.

Thimble Island Saxophone Quartet - Westport Library
September 09, 2012 - Westport

Enjoy an afternoon of music from Baroque to contemporary, including jazz, Broadway, chamber music and vocal traditions.

17th Annual Fordham Road Renissance Festival - Fordham Road
September 09, 2012 - Bronx

Over 60,000 visitors come together for the largest Bronx street festival. A day of ethnic foods, jazz music, salsa performances, dance contests, kiddie rides, face painting, and free health screenings.

Kids for Kids Flea Market - Kew Gardens Cinemas Park
September 09, 2012 - Kew Gardens

Families can enjoy this unique flea market, a child-centered event where the kids, ages 5-12 years, will be in charge of their tables and their parents will be the assistants. Each child will be selling toys, games, books and clothes, and will also be making a donation to The River Fund, a local family-oriented Queens charity in Richmond Hill. There will be face painting, arts & crafts, storytelling, a raffle, and more. Raindate is September 15.

Fresh Pond Road Street Festival - Fresh Pond Road
September 09, 2012 - Ridgewood

Families can enjoy a day of fun with music, games, face painting, food, and more.

Open House-Fall 2012 - Long Island City School of Ballet
September 09, 2012 - Long Island City

Visit the studio, meet the instructors and observe a class. From September 9th through September 15th, the studio is offering free trial classes(subject to availability). Reservations required. The studio offers a variety of classes including, Parent and 2's Pre Ballet, Ballet, Tap, Sportsdance, Broadway Dance, Hip Hop and Imagine Dance. Call to find out about the specific classes that are available. Adult classes are also available.

Grande Festa Italiana - North Hempstead Beach Park
September 09, 2012 - Port Washington

The largest and oldest Italian feast on Long Island is a great way to end summer with a bang. The feast has something for everyone. Enjoy a wide variety of delicious ethnic foods featuring the Sons of Italy's famous food tent with homemade dishes. There are food demonstrations, rides, prizes, fireworks, music. A large part of the proceeds help support a variety of charities and scholarships. $3 parking fee per car and a fee for rides.

Fall 2012 Free Week - Kidberry
September 09, 2012 - Harlem

Kidberry hosts a week of fun, free classes so families can see the space, meet the teachers, and check out the activities. There are different classes for different age groups offered throughout the day; call for class schedule.

BBQ and Concert with Matty Roxx - Congregation Sons of Israel
September 09, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Celebrate the start of the school year with a BBQ for all and kids' concert with Matty Roxx.

East Northport Festival - John Walsh Park
Through September 09, 2012 - East Nothport

Enjoy amusement rides, petting zoo, reptile show, bicycle stunt show, street performers, characters walking around, craft show, and live music.

'Maisy's Band' Book Signing - Barnes & Noble at 86th St.
September 09, 2012 - Upper East Side

In this book by Lucy Cousins, Maisy and her friends are playing in a band. You can pull the tabs to see and hear the musical instruments. Cousins will be signing books at this in-store event.

Open Houses at 92Y - 92nd Street Y
September 09, 2012 - Upper East Side

92Y has art, dance and music classes for kids of all ages and stages. The faculty members are professionals in their fields, and the facilities feature state-of-the-art equipment and studios. Art Center open house from 10am-3pm, Harkness Dance Center open house from 12-3:30pm, and School of Music open house from 1-4pm.

Open House: Learn About Secular Humanistic Judaism - City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
September 09, 2012 - Upper West Side

Get an overview of the congregation's philosophy, programs, and educational offerings for children and adults. Meet Rabbi Peter Schweitzer. Learn about the innovative Bar/Bat Mitzvah program, Sunday KidSchool and PreSchool, and Jewish cultural holiday and Shabbat celebrations.

Open House - I. L. Peretz Hebrew School
September 09, 2012 - East Meadow

Through their dynamic faculty and innovative curriculum, this school builds Jewish identity as it actively engages children in a meaningful, child-centered Jewish education that culminates in Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Conveniently located, the school features family-friendly celebrations of all major Jewish holidays and affordable tuition. Classes are offered for pre-schoolers through teens.

Mount Kisco Annual "Sidewalk Sales Days" - Mount Kisco
September 09, 2012 - Mount Kisco

A two-day family-friendly event featuring live music, carnival rides, an art show, on-site pet adoptions, and contests with cash prizes. This year's event includes over 150 local businesses and organizations. Learn more by contacting the MKCC at 914-666-7525 or [email protected], or Events To Remember at 914-396-7664 or [email protected]

Pajama Storytime - Rose Memorial Library
September 10, 2012 - Stony Point

Children can get into their PJ's then head on over to the library for stories, songs, and a craft. Pre-registration is required.

Not Tonight, Deer - Somers Library
September 10, 2012 - Somers

Strategies for outwitting deer, voles, bunnies, groundhogs, and other garden pests. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.

Adventures in Color - Children's Museum of the Arts
September 10, 2012 - West Village

Your child can explore the world of color through a variety of 2D and 3D projects every Monday.

Friends of the Scarsdale Library Book Sale - Scarsdale Public Library
September 10, 2012 - Scarsdale

Over 60,000 books in every category, including thousands of Children's and Young Adult, many like new. Through September 16.

Wee Craft Together - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
September 10, 2012 - Garnerville

Children with a parent or caregiver are invited to listen to stories and make a seasonal craft together. Pre-registration is required.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Elias Hicks Historical Home
September 10, 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.

Preschool Story Time with RIF - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
September 10, 2012 - Brooklyn

Preschoolers enjoy stories and songs. Earn free books through RIF.

Lego Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
September 10, 2012 - Williamsburg

Kids can unleash their imaginations using Lego.

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
September 10, 2012 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents of prospective parents can meet the school's Early Childhood faculty while their child plays nearby. Drop-ins are welcome.

Social Networking Online - Gold Coast Library
September 10, 2012 - Glen Head

Facebook, Twitter, You Tube...what's it all about? In this lecture and demo class, you will learn how to use social networking sites, instant messenger programs, blogs, post pictures and videos online, and much more. Parents, help your kids use the Internet and social networking websites more safely. Bring your questions.

Rainforest Butterfiles - Woodside Library
September 10, 2012 - Woodside

Join Steve Fratello on a tropical adventure when as he describes this display of various tropical moths and butterfiles from Central and South America.

Monday Afternoon Storytime - Barnes & Noble City Center
September 10, 2012 - White Plains

Storytime and activities kids and parents will love.

A Reptile Edventure with Erik Callender - Ozone Park Library
September 10, 2012 - Ozone Park

Erik's Reptile Edventures is designed to educate youngsters about the importance of nature and science. The program provides a fun and educational experience that encourages children to learn more about reptiles, amphibians, and bugs. Children learn to respect these creatures, cast off their fears and accept them as part of our natural world.

Classical Piano Concert - Flushing Library
September 10, 2012 - Flushing

Families can enjoy an evening of music by Japanese native, Kanako Koyama. At this concert, she will perform selections by Johan Sebastian Bach, Franz Liszt, and some American music.

Broadway Craft Club - Broadway Library
September 10, 2012 - Long Island City

Families can enjoy an afternoon of quality time together while they learn how to make craft projects. Supplies provided and registration required.

One Puzzle Piece at a Time - Yonkers Public Library-Riverfront
September 10, 2012 - Yonkers

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

Creative Dance Open Houses - Community Room at Westbeth Center for the Arts
September 10, 2012 - West Village

Rachael Kosch teaches creative dance classes with live music by Michael Kosch at Westbeth Center for the Arts. Join the celebration on Sept. 5 and Sept. 10 as children's dance expert Rachael Kosch kicks off her brand new classes in the West Village. At 3:45pm children ages 3-5 will take a free half hour class and at 4:15pm children ages 6-9 will have their turn as parents observe. Refreshments will be served while you talk with Rachael and Michael Kosch. This will be a modern/ballet based class with live music by classical composer Michael Kosch. The basics of classical ballet, musicality, the ideas of Modern Dance pioneer Martha Graham, and movement derived from the imagination of the students are the main ingredients of this fun yet disciplined class. Ongoing classes will continue at the same time throughout the season. To reserve your space and for any questions call 212-566-3097 or email [email protected]

Super Saturday- Volunteer Recruitment - Junior League of Long Island
September 10, 2012 - Roslyn

The Junior League of Long Island is hosting its annual recruiting event to introduce the Junior League and its many local community projects to new members. The League strives to be the organization of choice for voluntarism and community partnerships to help improve the health and well-being of women and children on Long Island. Membership is open to all Long Island women over the age of 21. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Registration is required.

Mother Goose - Fresh Meadows Library
September 10, 2012 - Fresh Meadwos

Infants up to age 30 months can enjoy a half hour of nursey rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and simple picture books.

A Poem As Big As New York City - Flushing Library
September 10, 2012 - Flushing

Kids and teens can use their imaginations in this poetry writing workshop to create their own poetic tributes to New York City.

Where's Waldo in Seaside - Seaside Library
September 10, 2012 - Rockaway Park

Kids can celebrate Where's Waldo's twenty-fifth anniversary, when they try to find Waldo in the library and get a prize. Also, don't forget to check out the large selection of "Where's Waldo?" books.

Rosh Hashanah Crafts in the Lobby - Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center
September 10, 2012 - East Hills

Kids will participate in stories, songs, and crafts to celebrate the Jewish New Year.

Parent Support Group-Special Needs - Family and Children's Association
September 10, 2012 - 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. RSVP no later than seven days prior to the meeting date to Miriam 516-485-5914 x2223.

Made with Love in the Evening - Floral Park Public Library
September 10, 2012 - Floral Park

This group of knitters has been on a mission to share the warmth of wool with those in need. Made With Love is always on the lookout for new members. Just bring your needles and yarn. All skill levels are welcome. There is no instructor for this group.

Stress Reduction Workshop - New City Library
September 10, 2012 - New City

This workshop will provide participants with practical information for distressing and bringing more balance to their lives. The goal of the workshop is to help attendees learn to deal with daily challenges, communicate with difficult people, and manage relationships for more positive outcomes. Topics include nutritional tips on foods to avoid that can actually increase stress, simple breathing techniques that can lower stress levels in only a few minutes, exercises and stretches that ease tension and improve sleep, and facts that medical doctors don’t want you to know about anxiety medications. The presentation by Dr. Michael Cocilovo and Dr. Gilbert Rodriguez will be followed by questions and answers available. To register call 845-634-8877 or e-mail [email protected]

Back-to-School Storytime - Barnes and Noble
September 10, 2012 - Bayside

It's that time again. Time for school, A-B-C and 1-2-3. Families will young children can enjoy listening to stories about school adventures.

Preschool Story Time with RIF - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
September 10, 2012 - Brooklyn

Preschoolers, ages 3-5, enjoy stories and songs. First RIF is offered at this program.

Fall 2012 Free Week - Kidberry
September 10, 2012 - Harlem

Kidberry hosts a week of fun, free classes so families can see the space, meet the teachers, and check out the activities. There are different classes for different age groups offered throughout the day; call for class schedule.

BWAC Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition: Perpetual Energy - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through September 15, 2012 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition presents Perpetual Energy, a group show that features sculpture from some of Brooklyn's finest fine artists.

Local Color II - Gallery North
Through September 21, 2012 - Setauket

The exhibit features current work by contemporary local artists showcasing the natural beauty of Long Island's sea and skyscapes, woods, and fields, as well as the bustle and interplay of its roads and residents.

CMA's Free Art Island Outpost - Governors Island
Through September 23, 2012 -

With a programming emphasis for children ages 1-12 years, participants can choose from a variety of hands on art projects and art-viewing experiences, including artist-led workshops, self-guided art stations, large collaborative projects, sound design, animation, podcasting, and more. Additionally, select artwork from CMA's permanent collection of over 2,000 pieces of children's artwork will be on display in building 14 and select children's made films from the unique Media Lab collection will be screened in building 11. Each day a guided workshop will accompany the collection exhibit and film screening to further enrich the art and film viewing.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through September 27, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers are invited for stories, songs, finger plays, and more in both and Spanish and English.

Weekend Family Programs - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6
Through September 29, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Come explore the wonders of Pier 6 and Main Street with Brooklyn Bridge Park's playground associates, who lead educational based activities. Different themes each weekend.

Nature's Helpers - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through September 30, 2012 - 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.

Race Around the Farmyard - Lefferts Historic House
Through September 30, 2012 - Flatbush

Get out and get moving in the yard at Lefferts Historic House. The whole family can participate in potato sack races, spoon races, stilts, and other old-fashioned games.

'Mu-Math' Interactive Installation - Bldg. 315
Through September 30, 2012 - Governors Island

Opening Memorial Day weekend, Street Math Investigations (SMI-NY) will mount "Mu-Math," an installation of brain-twisting, hands-on math activities on Governors Island for its summer 2012 season. Mu-Math stands for Mobile Unit to Promote Mathematical Thinking, and the Greek letter "mu" (pronounced "mew") is commonly used in mathematics to identify specific constants and variables; it is also reminiscent of the term "New Math" which ushered in a new era of mathematics education during the 1960s. The exhibit is appropriate for families with children ages 6 and older. Created by mathematics educator Robert Berkman of Brooklyn, the Mu-Math exhibits use interactive hands-on materials to engage children and adults with various kinds of mathematical challenges using the life of New York City as a backdrop. For example: What's Your Subway’s Number? Arrange the iridescent subway cars in a tunnel to figure out the identity of the mystery car. On the Street: How should that street furniture be arranged? Use the clues to figure out the correct order. A Walk Around the Block: Participants navigate through a 100-square-foot floor maze using only right turns to find their way out. Find Your Fare: Using the clues provided, move your magnetic pedestrians around the streets and avenues to reach the ultimate goal: hailing a cab! While the Mu-Math exhibits are self-guided, there will always be a docent on hand to answer questions, explain how to use the materials, and even give hints. A "Mathematical Tour" of Governors Island will also be available as a downloadable podcast that will guide visitors around the island with a special mathematical perspective on its history, geography and art. Visitors will be able to download the podcast after June 15 at smi-ny.com.

4th Annual Storywalk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 30, 2012 - Scarsdale

A guided walk along the woodland trail. Through Sept. 30.

Fall Registration - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through September 30, 2012 - Lido Beach

The Theresa Academy of Performing Arts for Children with Special Needs(TAPA)provides after-school classes in the arts, weekend respite programs and Sunday workshops for children from ages 3 through young adult who may have various developmental disabilities such as(but not limited to)Down Syndrome,ASD,Cerebral Palsy, ADD,and ADHD. The studio space is clean,spacious and ADA compliant. The faculty consists of State certified teachers (Dance, drama and music and art education) as well as Broadway professionals and professional artists(painting, sculpture, and fabrics). Classes run in 10-week sessions. A limited number of scholarships and financial aid is available.

Kayaking - Governors Island
Through September 30, 2012 - New York

Enjoy some free kayaking. Lifejackets are mandatory.

Free Arts and Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through September 30, 2012 - White Plains

Toddlers to tweens are invited to join the gang at Straight A's every Saturday from 1-3pm for free Arts & Crafts. September 1: Make a Back-to-School School Bus; September 8: Share create an "All About Me" Collage; September 15: Make a special magnet to show off art work; September 22: Create a Summer-to-Fall tree; September 29: Make an Apple Collage.

Mona Lisa Smiles Again - Loft Artist Association
Through September 30, 2012 - Stamford

An exhibition comprised of new artwork based upon participating members personal reinterpretations of Leonardo DaVinci's Mona Lisa.

Back to School Drive - Families and Children Association
Through September 30, 2012 - Mineola

Family and Children's Association, Long Island's human service agency, will be accepting donations of new back-to-school supplies and clothing. This Back-to-School Drive is part of an annual effort by Family & Children's to help financially struggling Nassau County families make ends meet and prepare area children for a successful school year. This year, the agency is asking everyone to consider donating sneakers, sweatshirts and jeans along with the pencils, calculators, markers, backpacks and notebooks. If you don't have time to shop but want to help, visit www.familyandchildrens.org/donate or call 516-746-0350 x336 for exact day and time to drop off.

Poetry in Motion—Rewind, Pause, Fast Forward - Wilton Library
Through October 15, 2012 - Wilton

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to submit original poems (serious or humorous; short or long) about the past, present and/or future. Approximately 35 poems will be selected for an event in March 2013. Poems will be paired with art, music and/or dance for the live performances, as well as published in a commemorative book. Submit poems to [email protected] by October 15, 2012. Call Susan Lauricella at x243 for information.

Yorktown Farmers' Market - Yorktown
Through October 27, 2012 - Yorktown

Vendors offer fresh, local, and organic produce, bread and bakery items, cheese, pickles, and much more.

Muscoot Farmers' Market - Muscoot Farm
Through October 28, 2012 - Katonah

Fresh produce, meat, cheese, soap, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish, and baked goods are all available at the market.

Ridgewood Youthmarket - GrowNYC: Ridgewood Farmers Market
Through October 29, 2012 - Ridgewood

Families can support this special market,now in its fourth season. Youth from the Bushwick and Ridgewood community come out to this lively market each Saturday to sell fresh fruits and vegetables. Modeled after Greenmarket, Youthmarket is a unique solution to food access in NYC. GrowNYC purchases produce from Greenmarket farmers and trains young people from underserved areas of the city to operate a farm stand in their neighborhood as their own small business.

The Harlem Edge Cultivating Connections - Center for Architecture
Through October 31, 2012 -

The Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Committee of the AIA NY Chapter is proud to announce the winners of its fifth biennial design ideas competition, The Harlem Edge | Cultivating Connections. One hundred seventy-eight (178) teams and individuals registered for the competition and more than ninety-eight (98) entries from sixteen (16) countries were submitted for judging. The winning entries will be exhibited at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY, this July and be published in a competition catalog. In coordination with the exhibition, ENYA will be hosting a symposium to discuss design issues related to the winning entries and possibilities for the future development of the site and its neighboring community. Congratulations to the winners: ENYA Prize, $5000: Sym'bio'pia Ting Chin and Yan Wang, Linearscape Architecture, New York, NY, USA 2nd Prize, $2500: The Hudson Exchange Eliza Higgins, Cyrus Patell, Chris Starkey, and Andrea Vittadini, Brooklyn, NY, USA 3rd Prize, $1000: Harlem Harvest Ryan Doyle, Guido Elgueta, and Tyler Caine, Brooklyn, NY, USA Student Prize, $1000: Stairway to Harlem Daniel Mowery, Student of Architecture, University of Virginia, USA Honorable Mentions: Continuum, by Nasiq Khan, and Scott Brandi, Bayside, NY, USA Subaqueous Promenade, by Doyoung Oh, and Jaemin Ha, London, United Kingdom/Boston, MA, USA New Marine Transfer Station, by Yashar Ghasemkhani, Arash Mesbah, and Pooneh Sadrimanesh, New York, NY, USA Land Over Water Agro-Pavilion, by Michael C. Kilroy, and Jonathan Sampson, Students of Architecture, University of New Mexico, USA Greenhouse Transformer, by Dongwoo Yim, and Rafael Luna, PRAUD, Boston, MA, USA

Revolutionary Garden - Fort Greene Park
Through October 31, 2012 - Brooklyn

Come visit and volunteer at a recreated revolutionary war-era garden, curated and built by Daly Clement, a professional gardener and educator. Email Clement to RSVP at [email protected]

Great Neck Farmers Market: Open For Business - Village Green
Through November 01, 2012 - Great Neck

Looking for some fresh produce or eggs? For some pasta, tomato sauce, fresh baked breads and pies? Or maybe some locally made pickles or cheese? The Great Neck Farmers Market has a wide range of high-quality, locally-produced offerings. You can even purchase freshly made doggie treats. Call 516-487-2975, x 123 for more information.

A Stately Presence: The NYPD's Mounted Unit - New York City Police Museum
Through November 04, 2012 - Manhattan

New York City police have used horse-mounted officers since at least 1858, with the opening of Central Park. Since its formal organization in 1871, the Mounted Unit has evolved into one of the NYPD's most visible and elite police units. This exciting exhibit will explore their fascinating history and continuing day-to-day operations. Through artifacts that include saddles, harnesses and uniforms, paintings, video, and historic photographs, the exhibit will delve into the lives and work of the officers known by their nickname, "10-foot cops."

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 09, 2012 - Monsey

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 second Friday of each month and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors.For more information call the Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program Monday-Friday, 9am-5 pm at 845-364-3865 or e-mail [email protected]

Mother Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 09, 2012 - Spring Valley

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 third 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 [email protected]

Farmers' Market @ PepsiCo - PepsiCo
Through November 14, 2012 - Purchase

Local produce and specialty items made from local ingredients every Wednesday.

Spring Valley Farmers Market -
Through November 14, 2012 - Spring Valley

Shop for fresh local apples, radishes, beets, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and much more. Wednesdays through Nov. 14. Rain or shine.

New Rochelle Farmers' Market - New Rochelle
Through November 16, 2012 - New Rochelle

Fresh, local baked goods, fruit, herbs, organic produce, specialty foods, vegetables, and more.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 17, 2012 - Bronxville

Vendors offer fresh produce, including organic produce, pasture raised meats, and eggs, fish fresh from Montauk, honey, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, breads, baked goods, quiche, dips, soups, herbs, lavender and lavender products, local wines, field-cut wild flowers, bottled milk, granola, soups, cookies, hand made soaps and lotions, home spun fibers for knitting, and chutney.

Hunt's Point Farmers' Market - Msr. Raul Del Valle Square at Southern Boulevard and E.163rd Street
Through November 17, 2012 - Bronx

Featuring fresh, local produce Find fresh local apples, radishes, beets, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and much more. EBT accepted.

Pelham Farmers' Market - Pelham
Through November 17, 2012 - Pelham

Fresh, local baked goods, cut flowers, fruit, herbs, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Tarrytown Farmers' Market - Tarrytown
Through November 17, 2012 - Tarrytown

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, soups, and more.

EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets - Roy Wilkins Park
Through November 17, 2012 - Queens

EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets are offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, cooking demonstrations and health and wellness screenings through the “Eating for Good Health” program which runs through November 17,2012.

Grow NYC GreenMarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 17, 2012 - Long Island City

This market which runs each Saturday through November 17, will serve the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every week.

- Piermont Farmers' Market
Through November 18, 2012 - Piermont

Shop for fresh local produce, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and more. Held each Sunday through November 18.

Forest Hills Greenmarket - Forest Hills (outside Post Office)
Through November 18, 2012 - Forest Hills

Families can pick up fresh, locally-grown vegetables, orchard fruit, nuts, coffee, berries potted plants and flowers, honey, fresh seafood, breads, pastries and more. This market is open thru November 18.

Grow NYC: Elmhurst Greenmarket - Elmhurst Hospital
Through November 20, 2012 - Elmhurst

Families can enjoy this market located along an entrance to Elmhurst hospital, which offers a variety of local produce, orchard fruit, picked at its peak of ripeness, hearty vegetables grown in the nutrient-rich soil of Orange County's "Black Dirt" region, and freshly baked bread, pastries and granola. The market, which is open thru November 20,2012, promotes healthy living, offering recipes and cooking demonstrations to entice even the most timid of eaters and home cooks.

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers' Market - Croton-on-Hudson
Through November 21, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meat, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

White Plains Outdoor Farmers' Market - White Plains
Through November 21, 2012 - White Plains

An authentic, French open-air market offering everything from meats to produce to artisan cheeses and olive oil.

GreenMarket Farmers' Market - The New York Botanical Garden
Through November 21, 2012 - Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden's Greenmarket provides affordable, locally grown produce along with fresh, nutritious baked goods, and other specialty items. Talk to the farmers to learn more about the nutritional and health benefits of gardening and eating locally. Learn how to use produce from the market to make easy, nutritional meals at weekly cooking demonstrations and find out about composting, recycling, growing vegetables, and more at special demonstrations throughout the season. Hear "what's fresh" at the market each week by calling 718-362-9561 and pressing 406# to find out what you can incorporate into your meals. Open every Wednesday, through November 21, at the base of Library Allee inside the Garden's Mosholu Gate entrance. Free admission and parking to shop at the Greenmarket.

Weekly Market - Nyack Farmers Market
Through November 22, 2012 - Nyack

Stroll this weekly market to find local produce, cheese, wine, and plants. Then enjoy lunch in one of the town's many charming eateries. Rain or shine.

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 [email protected]

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 frozen 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.

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through November 30, 2012 - Flatbush

Kids have fun out in nature by playing animal charades, pretending to be a bat trying to catch a moth, or joining in many other fun and active nature games that teaches them about the nature around us. Led by a park naturalist.

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).

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
Through December 03, 2012 - Homecrest

Babies and toddlers hear stories, sing songs and rhymes, and play.

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 15, 2012 - Larchmont

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Ossining Farmers' Market - Ossining
Through December 15, 2012 - Ossining

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Pleasantville Farmers' Market - Pleasantville
Through December 15, 2012 - Pleasantville

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Rye Farmers' Market - Rye
Through December 16, 2012 - Rye

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Toddler Story Time - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 17, 2012 - Piermont

Bring your little one, ages 6 months to 5 years, for stories and songs. Pre-registration is required. Meets every Monday except holidays.

Music Classes for Children - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 19, 2012 - Piermont

Young children are given the chance to develop basic competence in music by providing them with a rich musical experience in a relaxed and playful environment. Presented by Moon River Music Together with Catherine Rubin, the class teaches music through play. Meets the third Wednesday of each month.

New Amsterdam Market - New Amsterdam Market
Through December 23, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

New Amsterdam Market weekly Sunday outdoor market reopens April 29! It is held in front of the old Fulton Fish Market in Lower Manhattan on South Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip. With over 40 regional food vendors each week selling produce, cheeses, fish, meats, breads, and delicious pastries and treats for a light lunch by the East River. The season kicks off with Bread Pavilion with over 15 bread bakers using local NYS flour. For more information visit newamsterdammarket.org.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 29, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Share a family experience of singing, dancing, and praying as well as a weekly story and other activities. Each Saturday through December.

Sha'Baby Shabbat - Romemu
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Sha'Baby engages your child's special energy to warm him/her up for creating sacred time during Shabbat. Dancing, laughing, praying, and singing are all a part of this special Shabbat service.

Volunteer Opportunities - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County
Through December 31, 2012 - New City

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County is seeking mentors, especially men, to volunteer as role model friends for youth in our community. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license and transportation, be covered under automobile insurance, and able to commit to volunteer for a minimum of four hours per month for one year. Call or go online for an application.

The Cultural Sunday Kidschool and Bar and Bat Mitzvah Programs - City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

This class allow youngsters to connect to their Jewish heritage from a secular perspective. Two Sundays a month, children ages five and up have fun exploring Jewish history, traditions, holidays, culture, and ethics. The innovative Bar/Bat Mitzvah program involves classes and an individual mentored journey to discover roots, connections, and beliefs.

Recovery in Action - Barnum Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Bridgeport

The museum is now partially reopened two days a week while reparations are made on the museum which was hit by a tornado in 2010. A unique exhibition, Recovery in Action, will be presented on Thursdays and Fridays in the People's United Bank Gallery. Visitors gain insight into the complexities of a disaster recovery in a museum setting. The museum's collection of unique artifacts, including Tom Thumb's miniature carriages and P.T. Barnum's ornate furniture, will be among the many items on view.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 01, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 11, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Call to register. Classes run through January 11, 2013

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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