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QUEENS CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS: ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES - JANUARY 2010

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by Celene McDermott

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A Centennial Celebration On Ice

Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic   Join Mickey and Minnie, Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket, Stitch, Nemo, Buzz Lightyear, Woody, the Incredibles, and others! In Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic, the largest-ever cast of Disney characters performs beloved scenes from a variety of Disney stories and exciting moments from movies like The Lion King and Mulan. January 7-10. Thursday-Friday 7pm; Saturday 11am, 3pm, 7pm; Sunday 11am, 3pm. All ages. $20, $27.50, $32.50, $55, $80. Nassau Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale. 800-745-3000. www.nassaucoliseum.com.

 

 

The Bull in the Book Comes to Life on Stage

Ferdinand the Bull at Queens Theatre in the Park   The Hudson Vagabond Puppets Company presents the classic tale, Ferdinand The Bull, complete with masked dancers and mechanical figures. Watch the story of a peaceful bull that would rather sit and smell the flowers than fight. For children ages 4-10. $12. January 9, 11am and 1pm at Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing. 718-760-0064. www.queenstheatre.org.

 

 

Follow That Shadow

ShadowPLAY at the New York Hall of Science   At ShadowPLAY, a workshop offered by the New York Hall of Science, kids learn all about how shadows are created. They'll use crystal-themed shadow puppets, tubes, colored gels, and their bodies to experiment with lights and manipulate their shadows. January 16, 17, 18. 10am-6pm. Ages 3 and up. $11; $8 ages 2-17, students, and seniors.  New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing. 718-699-0005. www.nyscience.org.

 

 

A Victorian Afternoon

Storybook Discovery Days at the Voelker Orth Museum   If you haven't visited the Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden yet, bring the kids on Storybook Discovery Days, offered once a month. Kids gather in the museum's Victorian parlor for a storybook reading from a children's book and then participate in a discovery activity. Tour the garden and view favorite plants from the Victorian era as well as a bird sanctuary. For kids 6 and under. January 23, 11am-12pm. $1 donation suggested. Voelker Orth Museum, 149-19 38th Avenue, Flushing. 718-359-6227. www.vomuseum.org.

 

 

Korean Music & Dance Immersion

Korean Music & Dance Immersion, by Noreum Machi   Learn about Korean culture with a concert by Noreum Machi, a Korean music and dance ensemble. Kids can move to the virtuosic percussion, called Samul-Nori, and watch as costumed performers dance. Sign up for an interactive arts workshop prior to the performance, and meet the performers after the show. Ages 6 and up. January 30. Performance at 2:30pm; $12, $10 students, $8 children. Workshop at 1pm; $4, $2 children. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing. 718-463-7700. www.flushingtownhall.org.


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