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Mentalist Joshua Kane: Borders of the Mind

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 2pm
  • Ridgefield Playhouse
  • 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield
  • All Ages
  • $45

Discover your inner superhero in this amazing, interactive performance where the entire audience experiences simultaneous telepathy and witnesses d...

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InsideOut Concert Experience

  • Feb. 08, 2020, 2pm
  • The DiMenna Center For Classical Music
  • 450 W. 37th St., New York
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $25-$45

Sit inside a symphony orchestra as "Wolfgang's World" brings the music and adventures of one of the greatest composers to life all ar...

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Summer Camp Open House

  • Feb. 08, 2020, 10am-1pm
  • Knox Summer Adventures
  • 541 Long Beach Road, St James
  • Pre-school & younger, Teen
  • FREE

Learn about Knox Summer Adventures summer day and travel camp at their Open House.

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OUT OF THIS WORLD: The Music of Gustav Holst and the Science of the Universe

  • Feb. 16, 2020, 3pm
  • Madison Theatre at Molloy College
  • 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre
  • All Ages
  • $45-$55

An extraordinary event will bring together a scientific exploration of our Solar System and a performance of one of the most incredible symphonic w...

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Kids Week

  • Feb. 15, 2020 - Feb. 22, 2020 , 10am-5pm
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • West 46th Street and 12th Avenue, Midtown
  • All Ages
  • Free with museum admission: $33; $31 seniors; $24 children ages 5-12

Kids Week at the Intrepid Museum is an exciting, indoor, family-friendly festival offering a variety of hands-on activities. Join all week long for live animal shows, pop-up planetarium shows, maker spaces, live performances, and so much more!

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National High School Design Competition

  • Jan. 29, 2020 - Feb. 10, 2020 ,
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • 2 E, 91st St., New York
  • Teen
  • FREE

The 2020 National High School Design Competition challenges high school students around the country to use design to help more of us feel included....

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Torah Tots

  • Sep. 07, 2019 - May. 16, 2020 , 11:00-11:45am
  • Congregation Or Zarua
  • 127 East 82nd. Street, New York
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Our youngest youth meet every Saturday at 11am. Parents and children celebrate Shabbat together with interactive songs, stories and Shabbat snacks....

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Snowflake Trading Cards

  • Feb. 27, 2020, 4pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Tween
  • FREE Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Create collectable and tradeable winter-themed trading cards. Registration required.

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Exploration Station

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Explore science and the world around you with hands-on stations, along with a discussion and a story. Registration required. 

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Chinese New Year

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 7-8pm
  • White Plains Public Library
  • 100 Martine Ave., White Plains
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with the library. 

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Which Craft' Wednesday: Shrinky Dinks

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 4-5pm
  • White Plains Public Library
  • 100 Martine Ave., White Plains
  • Teen
  • FREE

Draw and color on a plastic cup to create a quirky work of art. For students in grades 6 and up.

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Sparkling Paper Heart Snowflakes!

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 10:30-11am
  • Rose Memorial Library
  • 79 East Main St., Stony Point
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Fold and cut a paper heart to create a snowflake and decorate to make a sparkling window decoration. Registration required. 

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Cupcake Wars

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 5:30-6:45pm
  • Rose Memorial Library
  • 79 East Main St., Stony Point
  • Teen
  • FREE

Will your cupcake win? Judges will award prizes. Registration required. 

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Story Play

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 11-11:30am
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Eastern Parkway
  • 1044 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Join the library for Story time and Playtime.

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Karaoke!

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Woodhaven Branch
  • 85-41 Forest Parkway, Woodhaven
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Sing your heart out or just listen!

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Watch a Book Movie Matinee: To Kill a Mockingbird

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 1:00-3:15pm
  • Kew Gardens Hills Library
  • 72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Watch the 1962 movie adaption of To Kill a Mockingbird. (NR)

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Teen Puzzle Day

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 2:00-4:00pm
  • Queens Library - Peninsula
  • 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach
  • Teen
  • FREE

It's National Puzzle Day! Visit the teen area and help complete a 1,000-piece puzzle.

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Bookbusters

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Flushing Library
  • 41-17 Main Street, Flushing
  • Tween
  • FREE

Kids in grades 4-6 meet to discuss the book of the month. Books are available at the librarian's desk.

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Sensory Playground

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 10:30-11:30am
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Explore different activity stations that will stimulate your senses and encourage learning. Ages 19 months-5 years. Registration required. 

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Velvet Art To Go

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Color your velvet art keychain and attach it to an accessory at home! Ages 7-12. Registration required. 

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Pajama Storytime

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 7-7:30pm
  • Syosset Public Library
  • 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal for stories and songs at the library! Ages 3 1/2 years-kindergarten. Registration required. 

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Lego Challenge

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Baldwin Public Library
  • 2385 Grand Avenue, Baldwin
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Use your imagination to create innovative LEGO designs. Grades 5-12. Registrartion required.

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Introduction to the Nursery

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 6-7:30pm
  • The Waldorf School of Garden City
  • 225 Cambridge Ave, Garden City
  • Adult
  • FREE

Please join The Waldorf School of Garden City for this special Nursery Information Session (parents only please) where you will meet two of their N...

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Get-In-The-Game Workshop: Learn Dungeons & Dragons

  • Jan. 29, 2020, 5-7pm
  • Main St. Board Game Cafe
  • 307 Main St., Huntington
  • Tween
  • $30

It’s never too early to start exploring the exciting world of tabletop role-playing games! For kids who are ready to start their first D&...

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Setting Your Clock For Success: Time Management Tips for Students in Grades 6-12 and Their Parents

  • Jan. 30, 2020, 7-9pm
  • Pearl River Library
  • 80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

Time management strategies and study skill tips for students grades 6-12 and their parents from Dominiqe Padurano, the head of Crimson Coaching. Registration required. 

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Wintertime Wilds with Strawtown Studio

  • Jan. 30, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Nyack Library
  • 59 South Broadway, Nyack
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Join Strawtown artists and naturalists in exploring the responses animals have to the winter then create your own winter landscape with animal puppets! Grades 1-5. Registration required. 

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Kids Create: Arts & Crafts

  • Jan. 30, 2020, 3-4pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Gravesend
  • 303 Ave. X at West. 2nd St. , Gravesend
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Create an arts and crafts project and have fun. For ages 4-10.

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Do You Want To Build A Snowman'

  • Jan. 30, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Hunters Point Branch
  • 47-40 Center Blvd, Long Island City
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Can your team build the best (toilet paper) snowman?

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SAGE Story Time

  • Jan. 30, 2020, 4pm
  • Staten Island Children's Museum
  • 1000 Richmond Ave., Staten Island
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $8; free for members

Enjoy multigenerational story time with the senior members of this LGBT outreach group.

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Pajama Storytime

  • Jan. 30, 2020, 7-7:45pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Children can come dressed in their pajamas, ready to listen to stories, sing songs, and dance. Ages 3-6. Registration required. 

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Grown Up and Me Bootcamp

  • Jan. 30, 2020, 10:30-11:30am
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • FREE

Get ready to work out with your little one during this interactive class. Ages 1-4. Registration required.

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Book Page Snowflakes

  • Jan. 30, 2020, 4pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Tween
  • Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Recycle the pages of an old book and make an intricate 3D snowflake design.

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Duct Tape Flower Pens

  • Jan. 30, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Wantagh Public Library
  • 3285 Park Avenue, Wantagh
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Make a bouquet of flower pens using duct tape. Grades 4-12. Registration required. 

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Electronics: Building with Snap Circuits, Jr.

  • Jan. 30, 2020, 4:15-5:15pm
  • Mineola Memorial Library
  • 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola
  • Tween
  • FREE

Miss Vivian will show you how to build different projects by snapping electronic circuits together! Grades 3 and up. Registration required. 

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DIY Pinecone Light-up Jar

  • Jan. 30, 2020, 4-5:30pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount Kisco
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Light up the dark winter months with a decorative pine cone jar. Ages 7 and up. Registration recommended. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.<...

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Mindfulness for Teens

  • Jan. 31, 2020, 4-5pm
  • White Plains Public Library
  • 100 Martine Ave., White Plains
  • Teen
  • FREE

Learn how mindfulness techniques, such as breathing and meditation, can promote calmness and creativity. Registration recommended. 

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ICE SKATING THEME PARTY: Y2K HITS

  • Jan. 31, 2020, 11am-8pm
  • Industry City
  • 274 36th St, Sunset Park
  • All Ages
  • $10; $6 ages 12 and younger; $9 skate rental

Skate into winter with the music of Y2K!

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Family Movie: 'Abominable' (PG)

  • Jan. 31, 2020, 3:30-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Court Square Branch
  • 25-01 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy a family movie the last Friday of every month!

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Infants & Young Children Family Shabbat Dinner

  • Jan. 31, 2020, 5:30-7:00pm
  • Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
  • 334 Amsterdam Ave, Upper West Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • $18 per person; free for children younger than 2

Share the joy of celebrating Shabbat with family and friends! Join for open play and an interactive sing-along followed by blessings and a delicious dinner. Pre-registration required.

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Teen Writers Workshop

  • Jan. 31, 2020, 7:30-8:45pm
  • Northport-East Northport Public Library
  • 185 Larkfield Road, East Northport
  • Teen
  • FREE

Join fellow writers to discuss your ideas and get feedback on your work. Registration required. 

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Family Fun Zumba Presented by LI FIT

  • Jan. 31, 2020, 6-7pm
  • Freeport Public Library
  • 144 W. Merrick Road, Freeport
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Adult
  • FREE

Get fit and have fun at Family Zumba.  For walking toddlers and children up to 8 years old with their  families. Registration is necessary.

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GARRY KRINSKY: TOYING WITH SCIENCE

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11am and 1:30pm
  • Emelin Theatre
  • 153 Library Ln, Mamaroneck
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $15-$20

The amazing Garry Krinsky combines circus skills, daring feats of balance, and more to explore basic scientific principles. Ages 6-11. 

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MET OPERA - LIVE IN HD - THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 12:55pm
  • Staller Center Main Stage
  • 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook
  • All Ages
  • $22; $20 seniors; $15 children and students

James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.

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KMA Art Sale & Dance Party

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 7-11pm
  • Katonah Museum of Art
  • 134 Jay Street, Katonah
  • All Ages
  • $95; $85 members; $85 non members in advance; $75 members in advance

Jump on the chance to snap up carefully selected works of art at very attractive prices and then make your way to the dance floor for the KMA's...

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Sing 'n Schmooze on Shabbat!

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 4pm
  • Bay Ridge Jewish Center
  • Fourth Avenue and 81st Street, Bay Ridge
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Singing, games, refreshments, and schmooze time for parents. Led by the amazing Tkiya Music!

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Old-Fashioned Winter's Afternoon

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 12-3pm and 3:30-4:30pm
  • Rye Nature Center
  • 873 Boston Post Road, Rye
  • All Ages
  • Prices vary

Families will enjoy a log sawing contest, fire-roasted marshmallows, hikes, and maple sugaring to warm everyone up.

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Valentine's Day Pop Up Cards Workshop

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • The Rye Arts Center
  • 51 Milton Road, Rye
  • Tween
  • $25; discount for members

The Rye Arts Center will make a copy of a picture that you bring of someone special and provide all the materials you need to make three Valentine's cards! Ages 8-12.

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SOUPer Bowl XIII

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 12-3pm
  • Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church
  • 100 Fairway Drive, Port Washington
  • All Ages
  • $10; $5 children younger than 6

Taste the delicious soups donated by Port Washington restaurants, then vote for your favorite soup.

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Lunar New Year Festival: Year of the Rat

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • Free with museum admission ($25 adults; $12 students; free for children younger than 12)

Enjoy performances, interactive gallery activities, and artist-led workshops.

 

 

 

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READ to a Dog

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10:30am-12pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
  • 85 Main St, Haverstraw
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Sign up for a 15-minute session to read to a dog! Registration is open for everyone.

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CANCELED: Lunar New Year Celebration

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 1-4pm
  • Chappaqua Performing Arts Center
  • 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the library at the Chappaqua Performing Arts Center for art, dance, and music. Registration required. 

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Nature Presentation: To Sleep or Not to Sleep—Animal Winter Survival Strategies

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 1pm
  • Wave Hill
  • West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • Free with admission: $10 adults, $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for members and children younger than 6; free admission to the grounds on Saturday until noon

Learn how amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds survive harsh New York winters during this live animal presentation.

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Restful Yoga for Little Hibernators

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 2pm
  • Wave Hill
  • West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
  • Young elementary, Tween, Adult
  • Free with admission: $10 adults, $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for members and children younger than 6; free admission to the grounds on Saturday until noon

Children and their partners are guided through a sequence of gentle poses that are sure to help even the wildest of animals settle down.

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Wintry Animal Stories and Songs with NYPL

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10:30am and 1pm
  • Wave Hill
  • West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • Free with admission to grounds, $10 adults; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for children younger than 6 and free admission to grounds on Saturday until noon

Sing songs, listen to stories, and borrow books from the New York Public Library. 

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Tracks And Traces

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 1-2pm
  • Teatown
  • 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining
  • All Ages
  • FREE

 Follow the footsteps and see who has been active in Teatown’s woods. Registration required. 

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PINOCCHIO

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11am and 2pm
  • Yorktown Stage
  • 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights
  • All Ages
  • $12-$18

Designed specifically for young audiences and their families, this telling of the classic story will delight young and old alike.

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Family Tapping Experience

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10:30am-3pm
  • Trailside Nature Museum
  • 11 Reservation Road, Cross River
  • All Ages
  • $50 per group

Bring your family or a group of friends to learn the ins and outs of maple sugaring.

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Microscopic Discoveries

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 1-2pm
  • Trailside Nature Museum
  • 11 Reservation Road, Cross River
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Use a digital microscope to take a closer look at insects, feathers, and other objects supplied, or bring something from home!

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Animal Ambassador of the Month

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11-11:30am
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • All Ages
  • $5; $2 members

Celebrate the animal ambassador of the month!

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Code-a-pillars and Code & Go Mouse Mania

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 1:30-2:30pm
  • Albert Wisner Public Library
  • 28 Railroad Ave., Warwick
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Arrange and rearrange Code-a-pillars and Go Mouse Mania to follow the maze you create. Registration required. 

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Mudbone and Friends

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 7:30pm
  • RoCA Rockland Center for the Arts
  • 27 S. Greenbush Road, West Nyack
  • Teen, Adult
  • $25; $20 in advance

Mudbone's performances take you on an American musical journey from the late 19th century when bluegrass met the blues, through to present day.

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Family Art Workshop: Snow Globes

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 1-3pm
  • Staten Island Children's Museum
  • 1000 Richmond Ave., Staten Island
  • All Ages
  • $8; $5 students and seniors 62 and older; $2 children ages 2-12; free for members

Learn how to make your very own snow globes using a variety of materials provided. 

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Karina's Funk Revue for Kids

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 12:30-2pm
  • Industry City
  • 274 36th St., Brooklyn
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

The Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience of babies and kids games, movement, and stories and an opportunity to rock out.

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ORAN ETKIN: TIMBALOOLOO JAZZ FOR KIDS DUO SERIES

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11am
  • National Sawdust
  • 80 North 6th St., Williamsburg
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20; $5 children

Children will be singing along, drumming, and learning new dances as they become friends with Clara Net and her instrument friends from around the world.

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Children's Musical Story Hour with The Nightingale Fam Co-hosted by PLG Arts

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11:30am
  • Greenlight Bookstore PLG
  • 632 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Garden
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Nightingale Fam returns to Greenlight to perform an eclectic program of family-friendly music based on the classic baseball poem "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Thayer and Wilhelmina Harper's "The Gunniwolf," preceded by a family singalong.

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Family Crafts

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11:0am-1:00pm
  • Queens Library- McGoldrick branch
  • 155-06 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join us for some fun family crafts.

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Lunar New Year Chinese Temple Bazaar

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11:00am-1:00pm OR 2:00-4:00pM
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • $5; $3 Members; FREE for Teens

For centuries, people in China have celebrated the Lunar New Year in temple fairs. Bring your family to enjoy live performances, hands-on activities, and food to celebrate the Year of the Mouse!

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Groundhog Day Craft

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Queens Library - Peninsula
  • 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Make and take home a simple Groundhog Day craft.

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Children's Lunar New Year Celebration

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 2:00-4:30pm
  • Queens Library - Flushing Branch
  • 41-17 Main St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate the Year of the Rat. There will be crafts such as bead-making. Red envelopes will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

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Take Your Child To The Library Day

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11:00am-3:00pm
  • Glen Oaks Library
  • 256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring your family to the library and take a story walk, make Forky from Toy Story 4, play board games and card games, work on a puzzle, and build a Lego creation. Younger children can enjoy playdough, crawl through the tunnel, pretend in the kitchen, and play with trains and toys.

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The Meeting - Saturday Family Matinee

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
  • 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • $5

The Meeting is an engaging and intelligent play that depicts a fictional account of a secret meeting between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King.

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LIVING LAB: SOIL SCIENCE

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10:30am-12:00pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 22475 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Young elementary
  • $21

Use microscopes to get a closer look and perhaps even find living things in soil. Each session will include experiments with the help of live animals or plants.

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Let's Get Crafty: Pop up Valentine's Day Cards

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 2:00-3:30pm
  • Queens Library - Hunters Point Branch
  • 47-40 Center Blvd, Long Island City
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Create pop-up Valentine's day cards.

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Sibling Magic

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10:30-11:15am
  • The Wild
  • 272 Driggs Ave., Greenpoint
  • Adult
  • $60 per couple; $45 per person

Learn all about how to support young siblings as they grow together. Register online. 

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READ with Flash Gordon!

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 12:30-1:30pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights
  • 109 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

"Flash Gordon," a certified therapy dog, loves to listen to kids read. Sign up for a 15-minute slot on the day of the program at the customer service desk. 

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Lunar New Year

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Brookfield Place
  • 230 Vesey St. , Financial District
  • All Ages
  • FREE

A dynamic Lion Parade led by lion dancers launches an afternoon filled with bursts of energy and color with traditional Chinese dance and music, a martial arts demonstration, and theatrical players in full traditional make-up and regalia!

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Origami

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 1-3pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount Kisco
  • Adult
  • FREE

Join Westchester Origami Workers, a regional group of Origami, USA to share models and techniques. Free and open to all adults. 

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Open Art Studio

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11am-1pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount Kisco
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

All supplies provided to create your own art work! Ages 4 & up with parent/caregiver.

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New Moms Circle

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11am-1pm
  • The Prenatal Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital
  • 258 High Avenue, 2nd Floor, Nyack
  • Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • FREE

“Every Pain has a Name” (Baby Blues ve. moods, depression and anxiety).

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Gender Joy Support Group

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Rockland County Pride Center
  • 28 S. Franklin Street, Nyack
  • Adult
  • FREE

This is a supportive space for parents and care-givers of gender-creative/gender-expansive kids from preschool to age 12 yrs old. Unfortunately, th...

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The Rinx Preschool Open House

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10am-2pm
  • The Rinx Preschool Academy
  • 660 Terry Road, Hauppauge
  • Pre-school & younger, Adult
  • FREE

Join The Rinx Preschool Academy at their next Open House!

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Super Bowl Saturday

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 2-4pm
  • Emma Clark Library
  • 120 Main St., Setauket
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Enjoy some football festivities, including games and a special raffle prize.

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Winter Jam

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11am-3pm, weekends
  • Rumsey Playfield at Central Park
  • Enter at East 72nd Street, Central Park
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Partners at Gore Mountain will blow a mini mountain of snow in the heart of Manhattan, creating an urban wonderland for all to enjoy! Families will experience live ice carving, snowshoeing, curling, ice bowling, flag football, puppet making, photo ops, and a heated New York Public Library Reading Room.

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Family Program: Maple Sugaring

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10am-12pm and 1:30-3:30pm
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • Rte. 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway , Kings Park
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $4

This hands on program will teach you how to identify a maple tree, tap it, and make syrup!

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Meet the Salamanders

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10:30am
  • South Fork Natural History Museum
  • 377 Bridgehampton Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $10; $7.50 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger and members

Meet the museum’s salamanders and learn more about their fascinating life history! Advanced reservations required.

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TEEN OPEN STUDIO

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Parrish Art Museum
  • 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Explore a variety of techniques with guidance from teaching artist Pamela Collins. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Ages 11-18.

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ProHEALTH Pediatric Urgent Care Community Day

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10:00am-4:00pm
  • ProHEALTH Pediatric Urgent Care
  • 1601 Third Ave, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE Free

Take advantage of free screenings, giveaways, and activities for kids!

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Saturday Sketching

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 1:00-3:00pm
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
  • Tween, Teen
  • Free with Museum admission ($25 adults; free for children younger than 13)

Sketch in the galleries from works of art and experiment with different drawing approaches.

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Meet the Scientist: James Napoli on Velociraptors

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 2:15pm, 3:00pm, and 3:45pm
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • 200 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • free with museum admission ($23; $13 children ages 2-12; free for children younger than 2)

Join Dr. James Napoli as he shares his research on how Velociraptor became the fierce and brainy predator we know and love.

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SATURDAY STORYTELLING & WORKSHOP WITH THE HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN STORYTELLERS

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11:00am
  • Scandinavia House
  • 58 Park Ave., Murray Hill
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $12

Kids will love tales of tricky trolls and a plucky, undaunted duckling! Then have fun with a workshop creating their own Dual Ugly Ducking/Splendid Swan puppet.

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JUST KIDDING: DAVID DARWIN: ONE MAN SIDESHOW

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11:00am
  • Symphony Space
  • 2537 Broadway, Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $17

A raucous morning of whip cracking, plate spinning, lassoing, unicycling, impossible contortions, and more!

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Junior Environmental Stewards

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 2-3pm
  • West Meadow Beach Pavilion
  • 100 Trustees Road, Stony Brook
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Help preserve the beach with activities that may include plantings, data collection and a glimpse into environmental field work. Registration required.

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Growing Up Wild

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10-11am
  • Cedar Beach Nature Center
  • 244 Harbor Beach Road, Mt. Sinai
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Parents and grandparents are invited to explore nature with their little ones. Registration required. 

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Sportsmanship

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10am
  • Act As If Etiquette & Protocol
  • 718 Walt Whitman Road, Melville
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $45

Have fun while learning the social skills necessary to face sporting situations with grace, integrity, and confidence! Ages 7-12. Registration required. 

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The Mickmags

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11-11:45am
  • The Smithtown Library - Nesconset Building
  • 148 Smithtown Blvd., Smithtown
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

The Mickmags combine music and puppets to entertain not only children, but to reach the child in all of us. Registration is limited to families with children 2-6 years old.

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Saturday Stories

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 4-4:30pm
  • Rogers Memorial Library
  • 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Sit back and enjoy a lazy Saturday afternoon of stories. Registration required. 

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Heart String Art

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 9am-12pm
  • Home Depot
  • 600 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

As you help your child piece together the symbol of Valentine's Day, they will develop hands-on skills by sanding, nailing, painting, and more. Register online. 

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Chess Nuts Unite

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 2:30-4pm
  • Baldwin Public Library
  • 2385 Grand Avenue, Baldwin
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Join the library for a game of chess. There will be plenty of snacks for everyone. Registration required. 

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Jump Bunch

  • Feb. 01, 2020, Birth- 22 months, 10am; 23 months- 5 years, 11am
  • Levittown Public Library
  • 1 Bluegrass Lane, Levittown
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

A music and movement program filled with lively activities and lots of fun. Registration required. 

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The World Famous Harlem Wizards

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 12-3pm
  • Garden City High School
  • 170 Rockaway Ave., Garden City
  • All Ages
  • $17

See the Harlem Wizards display their fancy trickery through dribbling, passing, shooting, and dunking.

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Take Your Child to the Library Day Event - Pokéthon

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 11am-2pm
  • Syosset Public Library
  • 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Enjoy crafts and activities with your child and celebrate all things Pokémon.

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Earth Living Skills for Children: Coal Burning Part I: Making Bowls and Spoons with Coals

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10am-12:30pm
  • The Nature Place Day Camp
  • 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge
  • Tween, Teen
  • $45

Throughout history, humans have recognized that their security and survival depends on providing for themselves the four sacred, basic needs: shelt...

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Free Public Program: African Drumming

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 1-2pm
  • The Nature Place Day Camp
  • 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join The Nature Place Day Camp for an hour of rhythm and joy for the whole family! All levels, especially beginners, welcome. They will also be off...

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Family Day: Moon Over Manhattan! Celebrate Lunar New Year 2020

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 1:00-5:00pm
  • Asia Society
  • 725 Park Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • $12 nonmembers; $7 members; $5 children;

Celebrate the Year of the Rat! Asia Society rings in the Year of the Rat with performances and traditional craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia. Activities will include a Lion Dance and kung fu demonstration, musical performances, and more.

 

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Lunar New Year Family Festival

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm-5:00pm
  • Museum of Chinese in America
  • 215 Centre Street, New York City
  • All Ages
  • $12; free for children younger than 3

Enjoy zodiac arts & crafts, lively dance performances, festive snacks, and timeless tales inspired by Chinese and Chinese American New Year's traditions.

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FSCamps Open House

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • The College at Old Westbury
  • 223 Store Hill Road, Old Westbury
  • Tween
  • FREE

Stop by Future Stars Summer Camps Open House Event for more details on The Ultimate Camp Experience!

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FSCamps Open House

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 9am-12pm
  • St.Joseph's College
  • 155 West Roe Boulevard, Patchogue
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Stop by Future Stars Summer Camps Open House Event for more details on The Ultimate Camp Experience!

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FSCamps Open House

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Farmingdale State College
  • 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Stop by the Future Stars Summer Camps Open House Event for more details on The Ultimate Camp Experience.

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Earth Living Skills for Families: Coal Burning Bowls and Spoons Part I

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 2-4:30pm
  • Threefold Educational Center
  • 285 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $25

Throughout history, humans have recognized that their security and survival depend on providing for themselves the four sacred, basic needs: shelte...

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Watson Adventures’ Magical Creatures Scavenger Hunt

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10:30am-12:30pm
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • 200 Central Park West, New York
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $29.50-$45.00 (includes museum admission)

The wizarding world is full of fantastical beasts and its up to you to find them! Inspired by the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films and books...

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Apollo Open House 2020: Celebration of Cool & For the Cool Kids

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 1:00pm
  • Apollo Theater
  • 253 West 125th Street, New York
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The Apollo presents our free Apollo Open House 2020: Celebration of Cool, sponsored by THIRTEEN, with support from Firelight Media and WBGO-FM. Thi...

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Valentine Crafts at the Castle

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 12-2pm
  • Bayside Historical Society
  • 208 Totten Avenue, Bayside
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • $5 per child; $15 maximum per family

Families are invited to join at the Castle for a fun afternoon of Valentine crafts, activities, and snacks. Crafts are suitable for children ages 4...

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Evening of Improv The Mutts and Duly Noted House Improv Troupes

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 8pm
  • Rhino Comedy
  • 96 Lafayette Ave, Suffern
  • All Ages
  • $15

Rhino Comedy presents An Evening of Improv. Join the house teams The Mutts and Duly Noted for a shared evening of comedic feats! Wine, Seasonal Cra...

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Family Forest Time in February

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 12-1pm
  • Sheldrake Environmental Center
  • 685 Weaver Street, Larchmont
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $20 per family

Bring your family into the woods to notice nature, savor the outdoors, and connect with each other and community. Look for signs of animal tracks. ...

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Evening of Improv The Mutts and Duly Noted House Improv Troupes

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 8pm
  • Rhino Comedy
  • 96 Lafayette Ave, Suffern
  • All Ages
  • $15

Join house teams The Mutts and Duly Noted for a shared evening of comedic feats! Wine, Seasonal Craft Beers and delicious small plate menu ava...

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Iona Prep vs. Stepinac Super Saturday Showdown

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 7pm
  • Iona College Hynes Center
  • 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle
  • All Ages
  • $10; $5 students

The Iona Prep Varsity Basketball Team is stepping back behind the arc in putting together this third installment of the Iona Prep-Stepinac rivalry ...

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Chocolate with a Cop!

  • Feb. 01, 2020, 10am-9pm
  • Walt Whitman Shops
  • 160 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Meet and chat with local police officers while making Valentine's Day themed chocolate goodies!

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Camerata Chamber Players: Super Music Bowl Extravaganza

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 3pm
  • Classroom Building
  • 75 Grasslands Road, VALHALLA
  • All Ages
  • $24; $22 seniors; $16 Non-WCC students

Tackle a classical music playbook of famous touchdowns by VIP celebrity composers.

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Winter Run Series 5K

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 11am
  • Jones Beach State Park
  • 1 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh
  • All Ages
  • $40 for all races in series; $15 individual race

Each of the four races in the series will be 5K in length and will include an awards ceremony, refreshments, and raffle prizes. Register online. 

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Chinese New Year

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 1:30-4:30pm
  • Ward Melville Heritage Organization's Educational & Cultural Center
  • 97P Main St., Stony Brook
  • All Ages
  • $12; $10 seniors and children younger than 12

Celebrate the new year with festivities including demonstrations, dancing, drumming, and crafts. Reservations required. 

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Chinese New Year Family Festival

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 12:00-4:00pm
  • China Institute: Downtown
  • 100 Washington St., Financial District
  • All Ages
  • Free to enter; some events require fees ($5-$20)

The festival opens with a lion dance followed by New Year-themed workshops and activities including dumpling making, lantern-making, educational workshops, interactive storytelling, paper cutting, New Year treats, crafts, and a puppet show by Chinese Theatre Works. 

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Groundhog's Pancake Breakfast

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 9:30am-12pm
  • Wave Hill
  • West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • $35

Enjoy a hearty hibernators’ breakfast by the crackling fire, plus live music.

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Nature Presentation: Going to Bat for New York's Bats

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 11am
  • Wave Hill
  • West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
  • Tween, Teen, Adult
  • Free with admission to grounds, $10 adults; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for children younger than 6

Learn the winter survival strategies of bats in the Big Apple and beyond.

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Hibernators Ball

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 1pm
  • Wave Hill
  • West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
  • All Ages
  • Free with admission to grounds, $10 adults; $6 students and seniors 65 and older; $4 children 6 and older; free for children younger than 6

Don your PJ’s, jewels, and animal mask to become your favorite hibernator and learn to waltz with musicians Jody Kruskal and Friends.

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6th Annual Beethoven Festival with the Yonkers Philharmonic

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 3pm
  • Saunders Trades High School
  • 183 Palmer Road, Yonkers
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Join the Yonkers Philharmonic to hear how Beethoven's Symphony #1 masters the Classical tradition but also clearly stakes out his personal vision.

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Groundhog Day

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Muscoot Farm
  • 51 Route 100, Katonah
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Find out if Clucksatawney Hennrietta has laid an egg signaling the end of winter. There will be games, crafts, snacks, and farm tours leading up to "The Big Reveal."

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Yoga Nidra with Aromas and Herbs

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 2-3:30pm
  • Wave Hill
  • West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, Bronx
  • Adult
  • $55

Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-In Sunday.

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F.A.M. (Family Art Magic)

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 11am-12:30pm and 1:30-3pm
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $29

Children ages 4-6 and their adult companions explore together to discover the world through art, play fun gallery games, and create their own masterpieces in the studio.

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THE ROCK AND ROLL PLAYHOUSE PLAYS MUSIC OF THE BEATLES FOR KIDS

  • Feb. 02, 2020, Doors open at 11am; Event begins at 12pm
  • Brooklyn Bowl
  • 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
  • All Ages
  • $12-$14; free for children younger than 1

This concert for kids and families shares the music of The Beatles with a new generation of music lovers. 

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The Westchester Toy & Train Show

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 9am-3pm
  • Westchester County Center
  • 198 Central Avenue, White Plains
  • All Ages
  • $12

Catch a glimpse of new and antique toys and trains, all gauges, train parts, layouts, appraisals, diecast cars, books, test tracks, and toy soldiers.

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Story Time: Megan Reid presents Althea Gibson: The Story of Tennis' Fleet-of-Foot Girl

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 11:30am and 1:30pm
  • Greenlight Bookstore PLG
  • 632 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Garden
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Debut author Megan Reid presents her spirited picture book biography of Althea Gibson, the first black Wimbledon, French, and U.S. Open tennis champion.

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SUNDAY SCIENCE DISCOVERY LAB: SUDS & SLIME

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 22475 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • $18

Play with bubbles, make bubble wands and dig your hands into some foamy slime! Registration required. 

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Infant, Child and Adult CPR Training and Certification

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 1-3:30pm
  • The Wild
  • 272 Driggs Ave., Greenpoint
  • Adult
  • $85 and up

Learn prevention, recognition, and treatment of first aid emergencies in children.

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QUEENS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FAMILY CONCERT SERIES: GERSHWIN GOT RHYTHM

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 3:00pm
  • Kupferberg Center for the Arts
  • 153-49 Reeves Ave., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bring the whole family to this engaging and informative afternoon of free classical music with Queens’ own resident professional orchestra.

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Lunar New Year Celebration

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 12:00-3:00pm
  • Commonpoint Queens
  • 67-09 108th Street, Forest Hills
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate with an afternoon of dance and musical performances, crafts, and activities for the whole family! Refreshments will be available for purchase.

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Groundhog Day

  • Feb. 02, 2020 - Jan. 09, 2020 , 7am
  • Staten Island Zoo
  • 614 Broadway, Staten Island
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Bundle up for NYC's official Groundhog Day celebration! Watch Chuck look for his shadow and determine if spring is near or if there are six more weeks of winter. There will be musical performances, keeper talks, and feedings in the aviary and fox areas.

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Holtsville Hal's Famous Prediction on Groundhog Day

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 7-11am; 7:25am Holtsville Hal’s Prediction
  • Holtsville Ecology Site
  • 249 Buckley Road, Hotsville
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Six more weeks of winter or an early spring? Holtsville Hal’s famous forecast will let us know!

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Donut Worry, Be Happy Workshop

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • What's Cooking?
  • 30 East Main Street , Oyster Bay
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $45

Make and decorate customized donuts of all different shapes, plus make pizza and have lemonade, too.

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BILINGUAL FAMILY GALLERY TALK & ART WORKSHOP

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Parrish Art Museum
  • 279 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill
  • All Ages
  • $12; $9 seniors; free for children younger than 18 and members

Explore art in the galleries then go to The Lynne and Richard Pasculano Studio to create projects inspired by the works on view. Family tours include a bilingual English/Spanish tour. Space is limited.

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Sunday Story Time: Richard Scarry's Best Nursery Tales Ever

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 11:30am
  • DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • Free with museum admission ($22 adults; $6 children ages 5-13; free for children younger than 5)

Explore Richard Scarry’s whimsical and charming world as we read Best Nursery Tales Ever! Afterwards, create your own houses, buildings, and streets to make a town and play with some special Busytown toys. 

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Lunar New Year 2020

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 1:00-3:30pm
  • DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
  • 170 Central Park W., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • $15 adults; $3 children ages 5-13; free for children younger than 5; $36 family of four

Join us and our friends from the Vietnam Heritage Center with performances, red envelopes, and festive activities celebrating Year of the Rat. Learn about all the ways Lunar New Year is celebrated throughout Southeast Asia, including Vietnam and Cambodia.
 

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Clay Self-Portraits with MAD Artist-in-Residence Natalia Arbelaez

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Museum of Arts and Design
  • 2 Columbus Circle , Midtown
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • Free with Museum Admission ($18; free for children younger than 19)

Work in a 7,000-year-old pre-Columbian-style of pottery to create a mythical self-portrait out of clay.  

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Stars on Sundays

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 6-8pm
  • Hofstra University Observatory
  • 826 Huntington Place, Uniondale
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Hofstra invites kids of all ages to view the Moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus, star clusters, nebulae, and double stars with telescopes. RSVP online. 

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Super Sufferer Sunday

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 2:15-3:45pm
  • Port Washington Skating Center
  • 70 Seaview Blvd., Port Washington
  • All Ages
  • FREE Free admission with Giants or Jets Jersey

While the Superbowl teams get ready to play, you can only hope for better days. Port Washington Skating Center will help you forget… Wear your Giants or Jets Jersey receive free admission to the Family Skating Session!

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Four Seasons of Family Yoga

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 10-10:45am
  • Sands Point Preserve
  • 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
  • All Ages
  • $20 per car; $10 per car members

Experience the wonderful benefits of yoga with family and friends. Preregistration is requested: email name, number of participants and ages to info@sandspointpreserve.org

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Paradise Festival

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 11am-4pm
  • Planting Fields Arboretum
  • 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy the warm greenhouse, tropical plants, live music, and other activities throughout the day. The greenhouse will be warm, bright and beautiful with lush tropical plants, colorful orchids, palm trees, begonias, ferns, and more!

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Gravity Vault's 3 Year Anniversary Party

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 9am-10pm
  • The Gravity Vault
  • 40 Melville Park Rd, Melville
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Celebrate The Gravity Vault's 3rd anniversary with free Day Passes and Try-a-climb from 9am-12pm, food, and more. Must be 5 years or older to climb.

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Winter Fest

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 2-5pm
  • One River School
  • 150 Woodbury Rd, Woodbury
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Warm up with a coffee or hot chocolate, create a pour painting, play some awesome games, and check out some cool art.

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Traditions of Chinese Acrobatics

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 2:30pm
  • Locust Valley Library
  • 170 Buckram Road, Locust Valley
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Li performs hand balancing, plate spinning, artistic cycling, ribbon dancing, diabolos and foot juggling, explains some of the rituals of Chinese New Year, and more. Registration required. 

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Oreo Taste Test

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 2-3pm
  • Locust Valley Library
  • 170 Buckram Road, Locust Valley
  • Teen
  • FREE

Taste Oreos, guess the flavor and vote for your favorite... blindfolded! Grades 6-12. Register online. 

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Valentine's Day Friends Card Exchange

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Sensory Beans
  • 3309 Merrick Road, Wantagh
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $25

Bring your Valentine's Day cards and get ready to party! Includes open play, drinks, snacks, activities, and Valentine's themed slime making! Reservations required.

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Superbowl Play Date

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 2-4pm
  • Sprout Westchester Day Camp
  • 500 Yorktown Road, Croton on Hudson
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Participate in a winter planting project to take home in honor of Tu B’Shevat--the Jewish birthday of the trees, play games, and more before the big game. 

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Hofstra Summer Camps Open House

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 12-2pm
  • Hofstra Physical Education Center
  • 230 Hofstra University, Hempstead
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Kids can enjoy inflatable rides, face painting and games while parents learn about all of Hofstra Summer Camps amazing programs. Register on-site a...

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Kitten Bowl Party

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 2-4pm and 5-7 pm
  • Brooklyn Cat Cafe
  • 76 Montague Street, Brooklyn
  • All Ages
  • $100 family ticket (of 4); $30 single ticket

Are you ready for some...KITTEN BOWL!?! Are you ready for some...KITTEN BOWL? Join the cats and watch the most exciting game of the year while play...

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Sunday Morning Story Time & Craft at The Dolphin Bookshop

  • Feb. 02, 2020, 11:30am
  • The Dolphin Bookshop
  • 299 Main Street, Port Washington
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Sunday Morning Story Time & Craft at The Dolphin Bookshop Cafe presents "Crunch - The Shy Dinosaur" by Greg Pizzoli. A lovely, quiet ...

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Peninsula
  • 92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as we make booklets about his legacy and the need for peace and equality. Space is limited.

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Go Far, Go Together: Who Is Barack Obama For Kids

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Queensboro Hill Branch
  • 60-05 Main St., Flushing
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children will learn about President Barack Obama and make a Barack Obama bookmark.

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Kids Create: Little Bits

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington
  • 4207 18th Ave., Kensington
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE

In this free workshop, kids ages 6-18 will get to make basic robotics and more. Registration required.

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I Love You to Pieces

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 1:30pm
  • Westhampton Free Library
  • 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
  • Pre-school & younger
  • FREE Free with Westhampton Free Library Card

Enjoy a story and create a loveable gift or keepsake. Registration required.

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Spring Festival & Chinese Zodiac Paper Cutting

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 4:30pm
  • Roosevelt Island Library
  • 524 Main St., Roosevelt Island
  • Teen
  • FREE

Teens will learn more about their specific animal and what is the best strategy for year 2020. Then cut and design red paper rat cutouts for good luck.

 

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Monday Explorations: Black History Month: Creating Silhouettes

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 4:30pm
  • New York Public Library- Countee Cullen branch
  • 104 W. 136th St., Harlem
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn about the history of silhouette making, then sit for your own portraits and look at your profile.

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Let It Snow: Storytime and Activity

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 4:00pm
  • New York Public Library - Webster Library
  • 1465 York Ave., Upper East Side
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy some snow stories, snow making, and a snowball fight!

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What a Pittie!

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Teen
  • FREE

Take part in a special art-themed project to bring positive exposure to pitbulls. Registration required. 

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Canvas Wars

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Tween
  • FREE

Everyone will vote for their favorite creation and prizes will be awarded to first and second place. Dress for mess! Ages 8-12. Registration required. 

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Snow Salt Canvas

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 5:30-6:15pm
  • Bay Shore – Brightwaters Public Library
  • 1 South Country Road, Brightwaters
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Use salt and watercolors to make a beautiful piece of art on canvas. Registration required. 

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Yoga with Miss Annie

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Rogers Memorial Library
  • 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn calming, stretching, and strengthening techniques as well as how to focus, concentrate, and relax. Grades 2-5. Registration required. 

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Shake, Rattle and Roll

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 10:15-11am
  • Rogers Memorial Library
  • 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Get ready to wiggle and giggle, share songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and parachute play. Registration required. 

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StoryCraft

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 4:30-5:15pm
  • Floral Park Library
  • 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Read a story and make a craft. 

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Little Chefs - Valentine's Day Treat

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 6pm OR 7pm
  • Levittown Public Library
  • 1 Bluegrass Lane, Levittown
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Create a sweet treat for Valentine's Day. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Registration required. 

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Origami Fun

  • Feb. 03, 2020, 6-6:45pm
  • Patchogue-Medford Library
  • 54-60 East Main Street, Patchogue
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

For grades 3-6. Learn basic techniques of origami and see what you can create. Call to register.

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Winter Wanderlust at Harriman State Park

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 8:30am-2:45pm
  • Rye Nature Center
  • 873 Boston Post Road, Rye
  • Adult
  • $40

Local mini-adventures await you! Join Edith Read's Jana Seitz and FRNC's Christine Siller for a day trip to hike some local hills in nearby...

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Sensory Play

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 10:30-11:15am
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
  • 85 Main St., Haverstraw
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Sensory fun with explorative and interactive play for all ages! Families welcome.

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Paint It

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 5:30-6:30pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library, Main Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Road, Garnerville
  • Tween
  • FREE

Learn how to use watercolors and develop your own artistic vision. Registration required. 

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Tween Corner - Bottle Cap Magnets

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Albert Wisner Public Library
  • 28 Railroad Ave., Warwick
  • Tween
  • FREE

Using bottle caps, clip art, and other decorative materials, make a bottle cap magnet for your refrigerator or locker. In person registration required. 

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DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 7pm
  • Mayo Performing Arts Center
  • 100 South Street, Morristown
  • All Ages
  • $25

Art expert Mark Rodgers takes audiences on an awe-inspiring journey through the Italian Renaissance as seen through the eyes of monumental geniuses Leonardo DaVinci and Michelangelo. This multi-media event features video, 3-D animations and images of DaVinci’s and Michelangelo’s inventions, sketches, paintings, and sculptures.

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Make Your Own Rainstick Musical Instrument

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Bay Terrace Library
  • 18-36 Bell Blvd., Bayside
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Children in grades 1-5 will learn how to assemble and decorate their own rainstick musical instrument.

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African-American History Month Story And Craft Time

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 3:00-3:30pm
  • Queens Library - Douglaston-Little Neck Branch
  • 249-01 Northern Blvd., Little Neck
  • All Ages
  • FREE

We'll read the history of great Civil Rights leaders and do a fun collage craft celebrating their life and works.

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African American Dance Workshop With Christine Campbell

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 4:15-5:00pm
  • Queens Library: Baisley Park Branch
  • 117-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Enjoy an interactive dance workshop of African American dances.

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Freedom Quilt - What We Know, What We Believe, And What Inspires Us

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 4:00-6:00pm
  • Queens Library - Langston Hughes Branch
  • 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Children will make a non-sew freedom quilt out of foam squares while learning the meaning of the codes of each square.

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Teen Manga Club

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, McKinley Park
  • 6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Dyker Heights
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Read manga, make origami, draw anime characters, and play with washi tape. For ages 10 and older.

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American Girl Fan Club: Addy Walker

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 3:30-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Howard Beach Branch
  • 92-06 156 Ave., Howard Beach
  • Tween
  • FREE

The focus of this club are the books, time periods, and dolls from the American Girl series. The library will provide copies of "Meet Addy: an American Girl" by Connie Porter. The fan club will read the book and discuss it. We will also do crafts and activities. Books are for ages 8 to 12 years old.

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DIY Cell Phone Holder

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount Kisco
  • Teen
  • FREE

Never misplace your cell phone again with an awesome holder you can create yourself. Ages 12 & up. Registration recommended.

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Tiny Tots: Heart 2 Heart

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 10:30-11:30am
  • Jones Beach Nature Center
  • 2400 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $4

These programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. Children ages 3-5. Registration required.

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Toddler Tuesdays: 'If You Give a Dog a Donut'

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 10:30-11:45am
  • The Baking Coach, Inc.
  • 320 Broadway-Greenlwan Road, Huntington
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $30

Enjoy the book by Laura Numeroff  and decorate donuts to take home in a bakery box.

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Gingerbread Wonderland

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 3:30pm
  • New York Public Library - Muhlenberg Branch
  • 209 West 23rd Street, Chelsea
  • Teen
  • FREE

Create a gingerbread structure to fit into a wonderland community. Take your structures home to eat!

 

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Puppet Making Palooza for Teens (and Tweens)

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 4:00pm
  • New York Public Library - Bloomingdale Branch
  • 150 West 100th Street, Upper West Side
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to be a puppeteer - making your own puppet and bringing it to life.

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Afterschool Gaming

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 3-4:30pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Teen
  • FREE

Have fun with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, FIFA 20, and much more!

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Snow Bunnies

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Listen to a story and meet a bunny and a couple of special guests who survive the winter! Ages 3-6. Registration required. 

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Zumbini

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 10-10:45am
  • Bay Shore – Brightwaters Public Library
  • 1 South Country Road, Brightwaters
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Get ready to dance, laugh, and play with Miss Lauren. Registration required. 

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Inspiring Word Bracelets

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 6-6:45pm
  • Bay Shore – Brightwaters Public Library
  • 1 South Country Road, Brightwaters
  • Tween
  • FREE

What inspires you? Put it on a bracelet you can wear to keep yourself positive! Grades 3-5. Registration required. 

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Exploration Express

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 10:15-11am
  • Rogers Memorial Library
  • 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

This sensory experience will help enhance your child's hand-eye coordination and fine and gross motor skills developement as they dig their hands into sand, water and other exploratory activities. Ages 18 months-5 years. Registration required. 

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Circuit Cards

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 4:30pm
  • Levittown Public Library
  • 1 Bluegrass Lane, Levittown
  • Tween
  • FREE

Learn about electrical circuits and then create a light up card for someone special using your new skills. Registration required. 

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Minecraft Survival

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 3:45-4:45pm
  • Levittown Public Library
  • 1 Bluegrass Lane, Levittown
  • Teen
  • FREE

Work together to battle Pillagers, slay the Ender Dragon, and build wonderous creations. Registration required.

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Chocolate Making with Chocolicious

  • Feb. 04, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Locust Valley Library
  • 170 Buckram Road, Locust Valley
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn how to create molded chocolate lollipops and yummy chocolate play-doh! Grades K-5. Register online.

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How to Raise Cavity Free Kids with Dr. Jonathan Gellis

  • Feb. 05, 2020, 9:30-10am and 10:30-11am
  • South Orangetown Middle School Family Engagement Center
  • 160 Vany Wyck Road, Blauvelt
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

This interactive session features a puppet show and fun tips you and your child can use to ensure a healthy smile for life!

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Florence and Josephine

  • Feb. 05, 2020, 4:30-6pm
  • Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
  • 10 W. Ramapo Road , Garnerville
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Learn about African-American performers Florence Mills and Josephine Baker, and create a colorful collage inspired by artist Christian Robinson. Registration required. 

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Making Interactive LED Greeting Cards

  • Feb. 05, 2020, 6-7:45pm
  • Albert Wisner Public Library
  • 28 Railroad Ave., Warwick
  • Teen, Adult
  • $5 deposit refunded after class

Make interactive LED-lit cards to celebrate Valentine's Day (or the wintertime) using pre-made templates. In person registration required. 

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Story Time Boogie

  • Feb. 05, 2020, 1pm
  • Shooting Star Dance Center
  • 403 Broad Street, Bloomfield
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

During Storytime Boogie, books will be brought to life through dance and other movement, as well as other movement activities that go along with the theme.

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Monthly Jazz Jam: Celebrating the Legacy of Louis Armstrong

  • Feb. 05, 2020, 7:00pm
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $10 (free for students and participating musicians)

Open to jazz students, musicians, and music educators, Monthly Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills and jam with your peers. The house band is led by saxophonist Carol Sudhalter. All are welcome, vocalists, too! Don’t play? Come listen!

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Teen Movie Night: The Sun is Also a Star

  • Feb. 05, 2020, 5-7pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Spring Creek
  • 12143 Flatlands Ave., East New York
  • Teen
  • FREE

Watch The Sun is Also A Star. There will be popcorn, and other movie snacks! Ages 13-18 only

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