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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 rachael.kosch@gmail.com.

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 daisy@solar1.org.

'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 dbrant@aspetucklandtrust.org 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
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