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Chinese New Year Celebration

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 1:30-4pm
  • Mandarin Discovery School
  • 515 North Street, White Plains
  • All Ages
  • $40; $20 children

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 with traditional Chinese food and students' performances.

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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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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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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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Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 3pm
  • Academic Arts Theatre
  • 75 Grasslands Rd, VALHALLA
  • All Ages
  • $26; $24 Seniors/Fac-Staff/Non-WCC; $18 children younger than 13

Join the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus for an afternoon of jugglers, acrobats, sword swallowing, and more. 

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CHARLOTTE'S WEB

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 2pm
  • On Stage At Kingsborough
  • 2001 Oriental Boulevard , Brooklyn
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $13

This treasured tale, featuring madcap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

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Playtime at The Palace: The Amazing Max

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 3pm
  • Palace Theatre
  • 61 Atlantic St., Stamford
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $12.50

Max combines magic and comedy, making objects appear and disappear and generally defying the laws of physics inches from theatergoer’s faces. This high-energy, interactive, and all-around silly show is appropriate for audiences of all ages, and recommended for ages 3 and older.

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Celebrate Party Showcase

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 11am-4pm
  • Park Ridge Marriott
  • 300 Brae Blvd, Park Ridge
  • All Ages
  • $10

From DJs and favors to invites and decor, you will find everything you need for the perfect celebration. Sample food, try games, meet DJs, and find the perfect design for your party.

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Winter Tree Identification

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 10-11:30am
  • Muscoot Farm
  • 51 Route 100, Katonah
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Learn how to identify trees in winter on this walk. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Movie: The Adventures of Milo and Otis

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 2-4:30pm
  • White Plains Public Library
  • 100 Martine Ave., White Plains
  • All Ages
  • FREE

See this film about a lost puppy and kitten that face perils and have adventures trying to find their way home.

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SENSORY-FRIENDLY EXPLORATION

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 10-11am
  • Tenafly Nature Center
  • 313 Hudson Ave., Tenafly
  • All Ages
  • $10; $5 members

Make memories and come together for a fun-filled, sensory-friendly, exploration session in the great outdoors.

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Free practice ACT from the Princeton Review

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 12-4pm
  • New City Library
  • 220 N. Main St., New City
  • Teen
  • FREE

Practice for the ACT. Registration required. 

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Story Time: Michele Wong McSween presents Gordon & Li Li: Celebrate Chinese New Year

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 11:30am
  • Greenlight Bookstore PLG
  • 632 Flatbush Ave., Prospect Lefferts Garden
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join Michele Wong McSween, author of the Gordon & Li Li series, for an interactive story time, with some special Chinese New Year coloring sheets! 

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Staff Story Time with Gordon & Li Li: Celebrate Chinese New Year!

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 1:30pm
  • Greenlight Bookstore
  • 686 Fulton St. (at S. Portland St.), Fort Greene
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Join the bookstore for an interactive story time, with some special Chinese New Year coloring sheets! 

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Celebrate Lunar New Year

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 10am-5pm
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum
  • 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights
  • All Ages
  • $13; free for members and infants younger than 12 months; pay as you wish 4-7pm

Parade throughout the museum with the Chinatown Young Lions and learn about the festival of Lunar New Year. 

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EXPLO Info Meeting

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 2:00pm
  • Marymount School
  • 1026 Fifth Avenue, Upper East Side
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • FREE Free

EXPLO info meetings give you and your family the opportunity to ask questions and get a first-hand feel for our programs.

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Draw In! Winterfest at Heckscher Museum

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 12-4pm
  • Heckscher Museum of Art
  • 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Meet and create with artists Robin Cooper, enjoy an array of fun art projects, and explore their Locally Sourced exhibition!

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Mil's Trills 10th Anniversary Winter Bash!

  • Jan. 26, 2020, Pre-show workshop at 10:30am and Show at 11am
  • Shapeshifter Lab
  • 18 Whitwell Pl., Gowanus
  • All Ages
  • $45 family rate day of show; $15 individual; $10 in advance; free for babes in arms

Experience the creative process like never before with a one-of-a-kind songwriting obstacle course integrating movement, music, and visual art.

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Family Party

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 2-5pm
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • 200 Eastern Parkway, Prospect Heights
  • All Ages
  • $50; $25 kiddie ticket ages 2–13

For one afternoon only, the Beaux-Arts Court is transformed into an art party like no other! All proceeds support the Brooklyn Museum and their groundbreaking education programs.

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Open House

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 10am-12pm
  • Our Lady Queen of Apostles Regional Catholic School
  • 2 St. John's Place, Center Moriches
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Receive an individual or small group tour of the school building, given by their students and school families.

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Theatresports

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 12pm
  • Gallery Players
  • 199 14th Street, Park Slope
  • All Ages
  • $10; free for parents

A zany ensemble of professional actors presents improvisational theatre as a competitive sport with help from audience suggestions.  

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Winter Run Series 5K

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 11am
  • Sunken Meadow State Park
  • 25A and Sunken Meadow Pkwy, Kings Park
  • 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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Zhou Family Band

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 2:00pm
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $18; $12 students; free for teens

Co-presented with World Music Institute, Zhou Family Band plays traditional wind and percussion music that accompanies birth and death celebrations of the people of Central-Eastern China for more than 600 years. 

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I Want to Be a Vet

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 22475 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Young elementary
  • $24

Enjoy pretend play examining animals, look at animal x-rays, groom the rabbits, and help take care of the turtles. Students will love meeting the live animal guests. 

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Animal Care Trainee

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Alley Pond Environmental Center
  • 22475 76th Ave., Oakland Gardens
  • Tween
  • $24

Help care for APEC’s animals. Registration required. 

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Dog Man: The Musical

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 1:00pm and 3:00pm
  • Queens Theatre
  • 14 United Nations Avenue South, Corona
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $15

Dog Man loves to fight crime and chew on the furniture. But can he save the city from Flippy, the cyborg fish and his army of Beasty Buildings? Will he catch Petey, the world's most evil cat? And will the boys finish the show before lunch time?

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Classical Guitar from Argentina with Carlos Pavan

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 2:00pm
  • The Voelker Orth Museum
  • 149-19 38th Ave., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • $12; $10 students

Carlos Pavan, an Argentine  classical guitarist/composer warms up the parlor with an afternoon of original compositions drawing on Argentine tango/folks dances, jazz, and classical forms.  

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History Hunters: A Kid's Life at School

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Museum at Eldridge Street
  • 12 Eldridge Street, Lower East Side
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $15 adults; $10 kids; free for children younger than 5

The past comes alive in this interactive family program that takes children back in time to discover what Lower East Side kids experienced at school more than 100 years ago.

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Rainbow Cupcakes Class

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 9:00-10:00am
  • Taste Buds Kitchen
  • 109 W. 27th St., 10th Floor, Chelsea
  • Pre-school & younger
  • $45

Plain old vanilla? Bore-ring! Bring on the the pizzazz, the color, the fireworks! Come cook with us and learn how to make an oh-so-delicious cupcake with rainbow colors in the cake.

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Broadway Playhouse: Charles Strouse

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 11:00am
  • Kaufman Music Center
  • 129 W. 67th St., Upper West Side
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • $25

Join Sean Hartley and the beloved Broadway Playhouse cast of zanies as they sing, clown, play games, and introduce children to the great writers of American musical theater. At each concert, children are chosen from the audience to participate in the fun! Ages 4-11.

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Sunday Funday 2019

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 9:30am-2:00pm
  • Chelsea Piers - Pier 60
  • Hudson River and West 23rd Street, Chelsea
  • All Ages
  • $150 adults; $95 children

Children’s Museum of Manhattan will host its sixth annual Sunday Funday family benefit full of family entertainment, indoor sports, games, creative workshops, and fabulous food.

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Friends of the FP Library Bargain Book Sale

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 1-4pm
  • Floral Park Library
  • 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park
  • All Ages
  • FREE Admission is free, prices vary for goods

Find your next great book...or books!

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Open House

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 10:30am-2:30pm
  • Our Lady of Providence Regional School
  • 82 Carleton Avenue, Central Islip
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Tour the school, meet the students, faculty, and parents.

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Nursery-8th grade Open House

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Our Lady of Peace School
  • 21 Fowler Avenue, Lynbrook
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Our Lady of Peace School exists for its students. Its commitment is to God, student, and family. By selecting Our Lady of Peace School, your child ...

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Catholic Schools Week Open House

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 11am-1pm
  • Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Regional School
  • 2341 Washtington Ave., Bellmore
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Regional School is a Christ-centered community which recognizes that each person is a unique gift of God. Five parishes, ...

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Bruce Explorers: Plant Pressing

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 1-2:30pm
  • Bruce Museum
  • One Museum Drive, Greenwich
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $45

This drop-off program is for children ages 7 to 15. In this workshop, budding young scientists will learn all about basic plant anatomy. They ...

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Lunar New Year Celebration for Families

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 1:00-3:00pm
  • Queens Museum
  • 111-01 Corona Ave., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • Free with museum admission ($8 adults; free for anyone younger than 19)

Join us for our annual Lunar New Year Celebration for Families! This year is celebrating the year of the Rat with folk dances, Lion Dance, and traditional arts & crafts. For the sixth year in a row, the New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC) brings its signature program to the Queens Museum. This event will showcase an hour long performance program featuring professional artists and students of NYCCC’s School of the Arts, as well as a hands on Chinese Calligraphy workshop for kids and adults.

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VSCO Girl Paint Event

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 11am-12:30pm
  • Key to My Art
  • 10 West Oak Street, Amityville
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen
  • $20

Key to My Art does not use stencils or draw the image for your child - they learn to draw and paint it by themself! They CAN DO IT! No experie...

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On Stage At Kingsborough Presents: Charlotte's Web

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 2pm
  • On Stage At Kingsborough Presents
  • 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn
  • Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult
  • $12

Based on the novel by E.B. White Adaptation by Joseph Robinette Design & Original Direction by Andrew Rasmussen Original Music Composition &...

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Adult Book Club

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 4-5pm
  • Andersons Larchmont
  • 96 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont
  • Adult
  • FREE

The Book Club is reading "The Dutch House" by Ann Patchett and "There, There" by Tommy Orange. You have the option of...

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Oshogatsu: New Year’s Celebration

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Japan Society
  • 333 E 47th St, New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult, All Ages
  • $18; $10 members

Celebrate the New Year Japanese-style with our Oshogatsu event filled with the traditional activities of rice pounding, calligraphy, lion dancing a...

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Free Workshop - You Can Be a Photographer: Photography for Marketing

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 1:00-4:00pm
  • RCS Professional Services
  • 244 East 58th St., New York
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE FREE

Have you ever wanted to make awesome edits to your photos? In this workshop, students will learn how to put a sunset and a starry night sky into th...

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St. Aidan School Open House

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 10am-12:30pm
  • St. Aidan Upper and Lower School
  • 510/525 Willis Avenue, Williston Park
  • All Ages
  • FREE

See how a Catholic Education will benefit your child. The St. Aidan School has full day Nursery through 8th Grade, after school care, enrichme...

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Sunday at the Sanctuary - All Creatures Kind and Caring

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 12-2pm
  • Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation
  • Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane, Newtown
  • All Ages
  • FREE

All animals thrive from kindness, but different animals require different support. Come meet the ambassador animals and learn how to care for them!...

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Nothing Taboo

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Lunya
  • 255 Elizabeth Street, NoLita
  • Adult
  • $40 until January 15th; $50 after January 16th

Indulge in some Sunday evening fun at the romantic Bedroom at Lunya where New York City's finest, most hilarious female comedians will bri...

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Open House for Admissions

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 12pm
  • St. Mary's Elementary School
  • 1340 Northern Boulevard, Manhasset
  • All Ages
  • FREE

With small classes, an emphasis on shared values, state-of-the-art technology, and exciting after-school activities, St. Mary's Elementary Scho...

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My Gym Pizza & Play Party

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 11:30am-1pm
  • My Gym Nanuet
  • 249 WEST RTE. 59 , Nanuet
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20; $10 members

Pizza & Play Party! Bring the family for an afternoon of FUN! Kids will have a blast with adventures, games, gymnastics, dancing and MORE! Pizz...

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Broadway Playhouse: Charles Strouse

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 11:00am
  • Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center
  • 129 W. 67th St., New York
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • $20

You'll enjoy a mini-production of Annie (1977) and hear songs from the Elvis-inspired Bye Bye Birdie (1960) and more. Some kids will be chosen to join the cast on stage to play a game called "It's a Hard Knock Life."

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Winterfest

  • Jan. 26, 2020, 1-4pm
  • Sands Point Preserve
  • 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point
  • All Ages
  • $20 per car; $10 members

A celebration of the coldest season is fun inside Hempstead House, where the fireplaces roar, and the mansion is filled with exciting family activi...

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ACCESS-ability

  • Jan. 27, 2020, 2-5pm
  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children
  • 303 West Ave., Norwalk
  • All Ages
  • FREE

The museum modifies their learning environment to create a sensory-friendly experience for individuals with sensory processing differences and other special needs. Registration preferred.

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Holocaust Remembrance Day - Amalia Hoffman Author Visit

  • Jan. 27, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • White Plains Public Library
  • 100 Martine Ave., White Plains
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Award winning author, Amalia Hoffman will share her personal journey and inspiration in writing her book, The Brave Cyclist: The True Story of a Holocaust Hero. Grades 1-6. 

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Sensory Playtime

  • Jan. 27, 2020, 18-36 months: 10:30am; 3-5 years: 11:45am-12:15pm
  • Rose Memorial Library
  • 79 East Main St., Stony Point
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Drop in with your little one to explore, encourage, and engage in sensory play! Registration required. 

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Lunar New Year Storytime Celebration

  • Jan. 27, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm
  • Queens Library - Queensboro Hill Branch
  • 60-05 Main St., Flushing
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Stories will be told about Lunar New Year. Then make a craft. A special surprise will be at this program as well.

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Family Movie: 'Dora And The Lost City Of Gold'

  • Jan. 27, 2020, 4:30-6:15pm
  • Queens Library: Briarwood Branch
  • 85-12 Main St., Brairwood
  • All Ages
  • FREE

Head to the Briarwood Public Library to watch "Dora and the Lost City of Gold" (2019, PG).

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Chinese New Year Art

  • Jan. 27, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Ring in the Year of the Rat with fun crafts at the library! Registration required. 

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Graphic Novel Book Club

  • Jan. 27, 2020, 5:00pm
  • 67th Street Library
  • 328 East 67th Street, Lenox Hill
  • Tween
  • FREE

Discuss a graphic novel, then enjoy an open comics-creating studio.

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Toddler Drive-In Movie

  • Jan. 27, 2020, 4:30-5:15pm
  • Mineola Memorial Library
  • 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

The library will provide the decorations for your "car" so you can watch a short movie with snacks. Ages 18 months-5 years. Registration required. 

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Creating a Savings Plan for Your Special Needs Child

  • Jan. 27, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Baldwin Public Library
  • 2385 Grand Avenue, Baldwin
  • Adult
  • FREE

This informational financial planning session will teach you what next steps to tackle on the path to establishing financial security for your special needs child. Registration required. 

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Escape Snapology

  • Jan. 27, 2020, 7-8pm
  • Massapequa Public Library- Central Avenue Building
  • 523 Central Avenue, Massapequa
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Eraser was in the library last night and locked all the creativity in an Escape Box!  Join Snapology of Seaford and try to help the creativity escape its confinement! Grades 2-5. Registration required. 

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Bilingual Family Story Time

  • Jan. 28, 2020, 11am
  • Morrisania Library
  • 610 East 169th Street, Bronx
  • Baby, Pre-school & younger
  • FREE

Children and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories in English and Spanish and spend time with other children in the neighborhood.

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Storytime with Special Guest Jacob!

  • Jan. 28, 2020, 1:30-2:15pm
  • New City Library
  • 220 N. Main St., New City
  • Pre-school & younger, Young elementary
  • FREE

Jacob will be at the library with his guitar and sing some fun songs!

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Holocaust Remembrance

  • Jan. 28, 2020, 2-3:30pm
  • Nyack Library
  • 59 South Broadway, Nyack
  • Teen, Adult
  • FREE

A Holocaust Survivor will share their testimony to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Registration required. 

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Tween Corner - Card Games

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

Learn to play Crazy Eights, Spit, Go Fish, Rummy, Solitaire, and more. Registration required. 

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Teen Workout/Dance

  • Jan. 28, 2020, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Brooklyn Public Library, Paerdegat
  • 850 E. 59th St. at Paerdegat Ave. South, Bergen Beach
  • Teen
  • FREE

Workout with YouTube (Cardio, Hip Hop, Yoga, etc.) and learn dance choreography from Teen Instructors. 

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Messy Art Babies

  • Jan. 28, 2020, 10:30-11:30am
  • Brentwood Library
  • 34 Second Ave., Brentwood
  • Baby
  • FREE

Bring your baby in to enjoy some sensory play and make a simple art project. Dress for a mess! Ages 6-18 months. Sign up required. 

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Puzzlemania

  • Jan. 28, 2020, 5:30-6:15pm
  • East Islip Public Library
  • 381 E Main Street, East Islip
  • Young elementary
  • FREE

Enjoy this exciting story and craft program where you test your puzzle skills and use your imaginations to create a puzzle of your very own. Registration required. Grades K-3.

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Beginners American Sign Language

  • Jan. 28, 2020, 6-7pm
  • East Islip Public Library
  • 381 E Main Street, East Islip
  • Tween, Teen
  • FREE

Learn sign language with Miss Nicole by playing fun games and activities. Registration required. Grades 4-8.

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Minute to Win It

  • Jan. 28, 2020, 3:45-4:45pm
  • Mineola Memorial Library
  • 195 Marcellus Road, Mineola
  • Tween
  • FREE

Can you beat the clock attempting some silly challenges? Enthusiasm required, laughter guaranteed! Grades 4-7. Registration required. 

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Winter Crafts

  • Jan. 28, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Glen Cove Library
  • 4 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Cove
  • Young elementary, Tween
  • FREE

Come in out of the cold, and make some fun wintery crafts. Grades K-5.

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Financial Planning for New Parents

  • Jan. 28, 2020, 6pm
  • Families First
  • 250 Baltic St, Brooklyn
  • Adult
  • FREE

Have you ever wondered, am I saving enough for my child's education? How about my retirement? What if I am disabled? This seminar is specifical...

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DIY Phone Grip

  • Jan. 28, 2020, 4:30-5:30pm
  • Mount Kisco Public Library
  • 100 East Main Street, Mount Kisco
  • Teen
  • FREE

Get the perfect selfie and add some pop to your cell phone with a phone grip you can create. Ages 12 and up. Registration recommended. Sponsored by...

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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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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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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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