Today's Family & Kids Activites in Bronx-Nov 20November 20, 2010 - by CG Directory Editor
There are many choices for families and children in New York City, and during the spring and summer NYC has many kids and family activities that include concerts, museum exhibitions, arts and crafts, nature walks in local parks, and many other outdoor activities. Here are some of today's kids and family activities in The Bronx, from nature hikes to kid-friendly performances!
Family Tour Day! - Gate Hill Day Camp
Gate Hill Day Camp is having a special Family Tour Day! Saturday, November 20th from 10:00am - 3:00pm Meet the Camp Directors, enjoy a private family tour, and get your questions answered for Summer 2011! Early Enrollment pricing will be offered for this Family Tour Day.
Bronxville Farmers' Market - Village of Bronxville
Shop for a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables and more when 26 vendors come together for the season.
'Women Auto Know' Workshop - Great Bear Auto & Body Center
A free workshop to educate and empower women about basic car repair, hosted by Audra Fordin, auto body shop owner. Drinks, finger foods, and sushi will be served. Donations will help repair the cars of working women who cannot afford auto repair. RSVP to Audra at 718-762-6212.
Thanksgiving Feast - Taste Buds
Learn how to make sweet potato pies and delectable Thanksgiving cookies. To register, visit www.cupcakekids.com or call 212-242-2248.
Universes - El Museo del Barrio
Universes, the international company of artists who fuse poetry, theater, jazz, hip-hop, politics, down-home blues, and Spanish boleros, celebrates 14 years together with a first-time performance at the museum.
We (heart) Música - El Museo del Barrio
Celebrate all things New York, with a focus on local Latin music. Listen to musical storytelling by Louie Miranda, a performance by Face the Music, and more.
Science Sleuths & Nature Nuts - Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield
The Center's naturalists use the santuary to introduce children to Ornithology, Entomology, Ecology, Zoology and more. To register call ext. 109.
FamilyDay@theCenter: Build It Better - Center for Architecture
Families will tour the new exhibition "Innovate, Integrate: Building Better Together," which is devoted to the field of construction. Participants will learn how advances in building construction and technology are helping us build smarter, greener, and more efficiently. Families will then form their own construction teams and build a structure they'd like to see in NYC. Preregistration required.
The Gustafer Yellowgold Show - Symphony Space
Gustafer is a friendly creature who came to Earth from the sun and is living out an explorer's life in a slightly psychedelic version of the Minnesota woods. Gustafer Yellowgold's Show is a multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations, and storytelling.
Open House at the Powerbrain Training Center - Powerbrain Training Center
Free introductory session for ages 4-14; will include physical, emotional, and cognitive exercises, as well as postures, breathing techniques, guided imagery, and games used to stimulate the healthy, dynamic, and productive functioning of the body and brain. Recipe for staying calm, focused and confident during testing and in stressful situations.
Fairy Tales in a Real World - Hendrick Hudson Free Library
Explore the ideas and symbols in the story "The Frog Prince." Plus, learn about story study, using well-known, classic techniques, talk about the Brothers Grimm and the historical context of the tale, and see a performance of the story.
St. Jude Childrens Hospital Give Thanks 5K Walk - The Palisades Center Mall
The Give Thanks walk benefits children suffering from catastrophic childhood diseases. All donation go directly to treatment and research.
The Manhattan Project 2.0 - Baruch Mason Hall Theatre
The Manhattan Project 2.0 is a South Asian fusion dance competition that attracts over 1,500 people from all over the country to witness South Asian dance at its best. Our objective is to provide a platform to showcase the talent and creativity of South Asian student dancers and spread the knowledge of South Asian culture, music and dance to our diverse audience members and beyond. Last year, The Manhattan Project successfully celebrated its first year running, with a sold out audience of 1,100 and a prestigious bid for Bollywood America, the annual Filmi-Fusion Championships. The Manhattan Project received sponsorship from big names in the entertainment and media sphere such as The Daily News, Indian Express and Sahara One – FILMY. Most importantly, the project was able to make significant contributions to the American Indian Foundation’s Learning and Migration Program, which builds schools to educate the children of those who migrate seasonally out of economic distress. Come out for a night of music, dance and magic! Saturday November 20, 2010 Baruch Mason Hall Theatre 17 Lexington Avenue (Between 22nd and 23rd Streets) New York, NY 10010 Show begins at 7:00pm, doors open at 5:30pm For more information on the event or sponsorship inquiries, please contact Aditi Gogate at email@example.com, or visit www.themanhattanproject.kk5.org.
Bubblemania - Rochambeau Theater
Casey Carle takes the audience on an adventure that combines comedy, performance art, and science including giant bubbles, square bubbles, and people inside of bubbles. Carle has appeared on The Discovery Channel, The Science Channel, at Lincoln Center, and as a "bubble consultant" for Cirque Du Soliel.
Holiday Origami - Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden
Learn from Yoshimi Arai how to make origami ornaments including the peace crane.
Live Jazz at Gallagher's Steak House - Gallagher's Steak House
Live jazz returns to New York City’s iconic Gallagher’s Steak House every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night beginning Thursday, September 23, and through the remainder of 2010. The Jazz ensembles are comprised of young musicians including 19-year-old Rhys Tivey. Gallagher’s has added a special jazz menu featuring light evening fare on those nights, which is available from 9 p.m. to midnight. There is a two-drink minimum required for those not dining. Reservations: 212-245-5336, mention JAZZ to be seated accordingly.
Native American Lifestyle Workshop Series - Weinberg Nature Center
Join naturalist and primitive technologist, Wendy Nufer, for "Herbal Medicine: Making Your Own Healing Salve." Go on a plant walk through the nature center grounds to learn about some of the medicinal properties and traditional uses of various plants in the local area. Then, using some of the native plants and all-natural ingredients, make your own healing salve, an ointment that was traditionally used by indigenous cultures to relieve pain and itching, treat cuts, scrapes, bruises, burns, rashes, and insect bites and stings. Limited to 12 participants. Minimum Required Age is 10 years.
Davy Jones of the Monkees - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
Maintaining his allure as a sexy icon through generations of fans, Davy Jones will perform all of your Monkees favorites.
Literature Live! The Miracle Worker - Bay Street Theatre
Bay Street's Theatre's Literature Live! presents "The Miracle Worker," a play by William Gibson.
Art Works - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Visit the Totally Tots Art Studio and see what activity is in store for your young Picasso (ages 5 and under).
Art Works - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Visit the Totally Tots Art Studio and see what activity is in store for your young Picasso (ages 5 and under).
Get Into Inuit Games! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Learn about the Inuit people of North America, Russia, and Greenland by playing some of their traditional games and observing artifacts.
TABLE Farm Market - Chappaqua Train Station
Farmers and local growers sell a wide variety of products, including fresh produce, in-season fruits, cheeses, milk, eggs, breads and baked goods, tarts, jams, jellies and more.
Learn about how environment dictates the kind of home and shelter for living things. Discover various homes in trees and in nature. Through cultural objects, exhibits, storytelling, music and role-play students will learn why homes are special places. Pre- registration required please call 718-735-4400 ext106
Trip: Birding at Read Sanctuary - Audubon Greenwich
Travel to this coastal sactuary near Rye, NY to glimpse loons, grebes, herons, gulls and other shorebirds. You'll also be on the lookout for songbirds and raptors in the woodlands, thickets and fields. Dress warmly. RSVP Ted at x230.
Hungarian Nights - Crystal Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, Ben Franklin Theater
An adult cast performs this original musical involving Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, Hungarian gypsies, romance and mystery.
Puppet Show: Cinderella - Scarsdale Congregational Church
See a performance based on the classic tale, with a few new surprises thrown in. Presented by the Tanglewood Marionettes.
The Wizard of Oz - JCC Mid-Westchester
The Bendheim Performance Troupe perform the classic stage adaptation of the popular film with special appearances by JCC staff.
The Drowsy Chaperone - Irvington Town Hall Theater
The Tony award winning Broadway musical about a die-hard musical fan who plays his favorite cast album, a 1928 smash hit called "The Drowsy Chaperone." The audience becomes immersed in the glamorous, comedic tale of a celebrity bride and her uproarious wedding day, complete with thrills and surprises. Presented by Broadway Training Center.
The American Songbook Revisited: Featuring Bass Baritone Gunter Stern - Queens Library-Fresh Meadows
Celebrate classic popular composers, from the '20s through the '50s, like Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Rodgers, Mercer, and more, with songs just as popular today as they were then.
Chanukah Celebration - The Voracious Reader
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with rugelach, gelt, and books!
Turkey Vultures Aren't Turkeys - Connecticut Audubon Society Center at Fairfield
Find out what the the differences are between turkeys and turkey vultures. To register call ext. 109.
Giant Balloon Inflation Party - Downtown Stamford
The day before the annual holiday parade, watch the giant helium characters come to life.
Intermezzo - New York City Opera Company
Inspired by an incident in his own marriage, Strauss's lighthearted domestic comedy creates an artistic rendering of his relationship with his temperamental yet charming spouse. Soprano Mary Dunleavy embodies the hot-headed wife who jumps to conclusions after intercepting a misdirected love note addressed to her husband, sung by baritone Nicholas Pallesen. In crafting the libretto to this rarely performed work, Strauss pioneered a new genre of opera where everyday events--phone conversations, ice skating parties, card games--become the subject matter. The plot unfolds in a series of short vignettes with orchestral interludes following the fast-paced action in this witty production directed by Leon Major. http:///
19th Annual Quilt Show: Green Quilts - Prospect Park
Old and young admirers of quilting crafts will enjoy this annual showcase of the best that Brooklyn's quilters have to offer.
Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park
Kids will develop a young appreciation of the park's feathered critters by learning how to look for different bird species and understanding their distinct characteristics.
Nature Crafts - Prospect Park
Make crafts using natural materials culled from the park itself.
Science Power Hour - Prospect Park
Join a naturalist for hands-on science activities.
Quilt Show Workshop - Prospect Park
Learn how to make your own quilt and understand how traditional American quilt craft can be part of modern life.
Bridgeport Bluefish VS Manchester - Arena at Harbor Yard
Watch professional ice hockey in a family friendly venue. The Sound Tigers are part of the American Hockey League.
Nature and Architecture Workshop - Greenburgh Nature Center
Learn about Biomimicry, a term used for taking inspiration and practical ideas from the designs of nature and then design and build a model to take home. Preregistration is required.
Saturday's Tots - Staten Island Children's Museum
A time for parents and toddlers to spend some quality time singing, creating and sharing adventures.
The Valiant Little Tailor - Hendrick Hudson Library
Singing Harp presents this charming comedy from the Brothers Grimm in which a light hearted commoner becomes a King; featuring marionettes with live harp music.
"The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by A. Wolf" - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
Think you know the real story behind the huffing and puffing? Think again. There's only one individual who knows the true story about one wolf, three houses, and three little pigs: Alexander T. Wolf. In this revealing, no-squealing adaptation of Jon Scieszka's popular book, A. Wolf has a chance to tell his side of the story. He only wanted a cup of sugar and he did have a cold. For years we have only known this story from the pigs' point of view. A. Wolf tells all about what really happened to those three little houses made of straw, sticks, and bricks and the three pigs who lived in them.
Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats - Westchester Community College Academic Arts Theatre
Mixing award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, and elaborate costumes with ancient and contemporary theatrical techniques, this show ripples with gravity defying stunts and skill.
Family Scavenger Hunt - Lenoir Nature Preserve
Walk through the trails while going on a nature scavenger hunt with the family.
Benefit Toy Sale - Scarsdale Child's Play Ltd.
Shop for the holidays. Proceeds to benefit the Alcott School. Gift wrapping included.
Postmortem - Houghton Hall-Trinity Episcopal Church
"Postmortem" is a Sherlock Holmes inspired thriller that features a weekend involving actor and playwright, William Gillette, best known for portraying Sherlock Holmes more times than any other actor in history. When he invites the cast of his latest play to a weekend at Gillette Castle in Connecticut, he is horrified when one of his guests makes an attempt on his life. Calling upon all of his Sherlock Holmes knowledge, Gillette attempts to solve the mystery of his own attempted murder while trying to stop the killer before they can get another shot at him. Presented by The Minstrel Players Theatre Company.
Noon Divide - The Theatre of the Church of Notre Dame
The Storm Theatre and Blackfriars Repertory Theatre present the third show of The Paul Claudel Project, NOON DIVIDE (Partage de Midi), originally BREAK OF NOON, by Paul Claudel, beginning October 29, 2010 at The Theatre of the Church of Notre Dame, 114th Street and Morningside Park (one block from Columbia University). NOON DIVIDE will be performed from October 29 – November 20, 2010 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm. Additional performances Saturday 10/30 at 2pm, Monday 11/1 at 7:30 pm and Thursday 11/4 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 and are available at www.smarttix.com, 212-868-4444. For more information, visit www.stormtheatre.com.
Family Drop-In Weekend: Hands-On Activities - Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
Come to the education center for a better understanding about the museum's exhibits and participate in self-guided, hands-on projects.
Composting in the City & Indoor Worm Composting - Queens Botanical Garden
Leaves, kitchen scraps, garden trimmings, and weeds can all become garden gold through composting. This class covers the essentials on composting, both outside in city yards and inside your apartment using a worm bin. See how making dark, rich, crumbly compost doesn't take much time, work, or space. Registration is required.
Legislative Revue - Queens Theatre in the Park
Queens' elected officials take center stage in a hilarious musical comedy revue. See your favorite Politicos let loose - singing, dancing, and poking fun at themselves and their colleagues. This unique fundraiser for Queens Theatre in the Park has become a time-honored QTP event.
Balance: Working With Wood - Noguchi Museum
How do you take your young child around an art museum? Learn tips for engaging your children during museum visits while exploring art materials and The Noguchi Museum galleries as a family. Workshops are led by an experienced museum educator, and space is limited.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
Joseph's life is turned upside down by the colorful coat given to him by his father. The musical mixes genres, offering up the sounds of country-western, calypso, pop and rock 'n' roll.
Frosty the Snowman - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
Frosty tries to keep his cool while helping his friends from the local elementary school win the Holiday Harmoney Glee Club compeition.
Migration Walk - Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Park
Charlie Roberto, Teatown Trustee and bird expert, will lead a walk to find the last migrants, as they leave the area before winter sets in. Look for ducks, wading birds, hawks and songbirds. Meet in large parking lot by the Croton Nature Center sign. Presented by Teatown Lake Reservation.
Magic as Performing Arts - Queensborough Community College
Magic is a performing art that entertains an audience by creating illusions of seemingly impossible or supernatural feats, using purely natural means, while combining the best of many arts and sciences to produce disciplined, self-motivated, imaginative and confident participants. Instructor presentation, step-by-step explanation, hands-on instruction, group practice sessions and individual performance will enable attaining presentation skills, dramatic presentation, comedy, manual dexterity, and positive ideals. An optional field trip to Fantasma Magic Store in NYC is included.
Family Art Project: Cornhusk Creations - Wave Hill
Celebrate corn and harvest time. Hear a Native American story about the first cornhusk doll then tie, weave, and shape dried husks into a single, super action figure or a corny doll family.
Gallery Tour - Wave Hill
Join an Exhibition Interpreter for a tour of "Remediate/Re-vision: Public Artists Engaging the Environment," which aims to raise awareness about public art projects that are shaping the built environment and providing a new role for artists through environmental engagement. Also on view is Jeff Slomba's mixed-media, sculptural installation, exploring the impact of invasive plants on the local environment.
Super Sabado! - El Museo Del Barrio
This once-a-month event celebrates Latino culture via concerts, gallery tours, art-making workshops, film screenings, storytelling, and walking tours. This month's theme is "We Heart Musica."
Noon Divide - The Theatre of the Church of Notre Dame
The Storm Theatre and Blackfriars Repertory Theatre present the third show of The Paul Claudel Project, NOON DIVIDE (Partage de Midi), originally BREAK OF NOON, by Paul Claudel, beginning October 29, 2010 at The Theatre of the Church of Notre Dame, 114th Street and Morningside Park (one block from Columbia University). NOON DIVIDE will be performed from October 29 – November 20, 2010 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm. Additional performances Saturday 10/30 at 2pm, Monday 11/1 at 7:30 pm and Thursday 11/4 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 and are available at www.smarttix.com, or by phone at 212-868-4444. NOON DIVIDE is The Storm Theatre’s third offering from French playwright, poet and diplomat Paul Claudel. Considered one of the 20th century's greatest geniuses, his work has been neglected in the English speaking world. For NOON DIVIDE, Claudel used his own adulterous affair with Rosalie Vetch as inspiration, exploring human sexual passion, and its role within the grand design of salvation. What at first appears to be a tragedy of doomed love eventually reveals itself as a Divine comedy, much along the lines of his vast epic The Satin Slipper (also inspired by the aforementioned events.) On a ship bound for Hong Kong, a lonely civil servant meets a beautiful, vivacious married woman. Seduction and an ensuing torrid affair lead to surprising consequences. What at first seems a classic example of the French term amor fou (literally translated as "crazy love") eventually reveals itself to be just that, but in quite an unexpected way. For more information, visit www.stormtheatre.com.
Saturday Crafts - The Field Library
Discover your inner artist by making a simple craft.
The Living Museum Company's Live Interactive Exhibit - Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center
Come face to face with historic inventors, artists, scientists, entertainers and sports figures as they engage the audience with conversation and activities.
Family Jams - Groove Performing Arts
Sing, dance, jam to Music for Aardvarks during this interactive musical experience. Registration is suggested.
Bari Koral Family Rock Band - Brooklyn Public Library – Central Library
Koral writes fun kids songs about such things as popcorn and caterpillars turning into butterflies, which she performs with a small ensemble. Kids are invited to jam along.
Early Birding - Salt Marsh Nature Center at Marine Park
Join the Urban Park Rangers for early morning birding at Marine Park.
Pajama Party for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows Part 1 - IMAX Theater Palisades Center
Come in your PJs for free surprises and giveaways as well as the newest Harry Potter film.
Sit and Split: Shrek - JCC Rockland
Parents can enjoy an evening out on the town while their kids enjoy fun, games, and a spaghetti dinner at the JCC. At this month's special event, kids will make dirt cups, drink Shrek punch and enjoy other activities based on the popular movie.
Junior Detective Day - New York City Police Museum
Event is free with regular admission. Children are invited to solve a mystery at the museum. Using Crime Scene Investigation techniques, 'chemistry' and observation experiments like fingerprinting. This event is great for families with children ages 5-14. 11am-2pm.
Thnking About Animals Can Make Us Fairer to People! - Aesthetic Realism Foundation
Teachers Barbara Allen and Robert Murphy will teach children that learning about the world and nature can help us know about ourselves.
Storybook Discovery Days at the Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden - Voelker Orth Museum
Join the Voelker Orth Museum in the parlor for a special treat. Once a month the museum hosts a storybook and discovery activity for young children with Ambar Ramirez and Dr. Marge Hendler.
Toy Boat-Making Workshop - Maritime Aquarium
In 20 minutes, build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home.
Origami Zoo with Dr. Chou - Flushing Town Hall
Make frogs, cranes, and other creatures using the ancient art of paper folding. Materials included.
Hands-On-History: Apples, Apples, Apples! - King Manor Museum
Come hear apple stories, learn what else they can be used for, and make a special apple craft to take home.
Family Yoga: Ages 2.5 - 6 - Bend & Bloom Yoga
A lively yoga class for you and your child. Classes weave age appropriate poses, with imaginative yoga adventures, art, and music. Partner poses and yoga games encourage parents and kids to work together while limbering up our minds and bodies.
Family Art Making Day - BRIC Rotunda Gallery
An event for the whole family. Observe and be inspired by our current exhibit "Artist and Artifact: Re|Visioning Brooklyn’s Past," and create your own artwork using inspirational and fun materials.
Beauty and the Beast - Puppetworks
This season's production of Beauty and the Beast features the same artfully crafted marionettes and lively character voicings as everything Puppetworks has done for decades. Reservations are required (call 718-965-3391).
Candlelight Tour - Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum
This special evening tour takes visitors back to the time when Pieter Claessen Wyckoff and his family had only candle light to live by. Vistors will learn and experience what life was like when only a single candle illuminated their winter nights and how the Wyckoffs occupied their time. Reservations are required.
Storybook Discovery Days - Voelker Orth Museum
Once a month the Voelker Orth Museum hosts a storybook & discovery activity for young children with Ambar Ramirez and Dr. Marge Hendler. The program takes place in the land-marked Victorian home and garden that houses the museum.
CM Teens Present: Les Miserables, School Edition - CM Performing Arts Center
This epic story of the power of the human spirit in 19th century France recounts petty thief Jean Valjean's struggle for redemption and his quest for freedom from the relentless pursuit of police inspector Javert.
"Harold & the Purple Crayon" - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Based on the book series by Crockett Johnson, this lively show presented by the Enchantment Theatre Company animates the zany adventures of the inventive Harold with life-size puppets, masks, magic, and music.
Goddard Riverside 24th Annual Book Fair Weekend - Goddard Riverside Community Center
Save 50 percent or more on new and bestselling books, children's books, CDs, DVDs, calendars, and holiday gift items. A portion of profits will be donated to support the Goddard Riverside Community Center and its programs.
Literature Live! presents "The Miracle Worker" - Bay Street Theatre
"The Miracle Worker," is the amazing story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan.
Playspace - Brentwood Public Library
Enjoy a variety of toys and play activities with your young child.
Harvest Hay Rides - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Explore the Zoo with your friends and family atop a tractor drawn wagon. Rides start at the W.O.L.F. cabin.
Kiwanis Kids' Korner - Wilton Library
Kiwanis member David Bloomer shares stories, songs and activities. No registration required.
Kidiquette: Manners for Children - Wilton Library
Kids learn manners through role playing, crafts and games. They'll also learn table setting and mealtime etiquette, just in time for Thanksgiving. Registration required.
Ragtime - Suffolk Y JCC
Set in New York City in 1906, Tateh has recently arrived in America with his daughter and struggles to make a living selling silhouettes on the street. While in New Rochelle, a wealthy Victorian family find themselves harboring an African-American baby and his mother while the father, Harlem jazz and ragtime composer-pianist, Coalhouse Walker Jr., courts her with his good intentions and desire to make a success of himself. An injustice occurs and Coalhouse's quest for his dignity turns a private issue of justice into a national event. The characters' stories celebrate the struggle between tradition and independence, black and white, old and new, all in pursuit of the American dream.
'The Sneak Peek: A Musical Revue' - TADA! Theater
Be the first to enjoy musical numbers from TADA! Theater's upcoming season.
Light Keepers Behind the Scenes Tour - Fire Island Lighthouse
Follow one of the Lighthouse Keepers on his rounds from the auxiliary generator and the Light Keepers workshop in the basement of the Keeper's Quarters, to the beacon in the lantern room of the lighthouse tower. Learn how lighthouse Keepers in the 1860's-and those today-maintain the light. Reservations required; space is limited.
Gallery Walk - Greenport Village
An evening of The whole village comes alive at night, with restaurants and shops staying open late for gallery hopping, gallery talks, and refreshments.
Christmas In Oz - Studio Theatre
The beloved characters of Oz are mixed with the mean Miss Gulch, who is about to foreclose on the farm. Knowing they need the help of the Wizard, they make the trip to Oz, only to find a sign that states "Closed for Christmas." See what happens as they try to make the Wicked Witch a better person.
Push and Pull - Long Island Children's Museum
A pull toy, also known as a pull-along toy, is one of the oldest types of toys. They are believed to have originated approximately 4,000 years ago in ancient Egypt and they have remained a popular fixture in children's toys today. Delve into the history of this popular toy and produce a moving pull-toy of your own.
Hot Potato - Old Westbury Gardens
Get to the bottom of this root vegetable's history to learn how it became a Native American food and farming favorite. Children may also craft a stamped art piece to take home.
Holiday Book Fair - Mid-Island Y Jewish Community Center
Children's and adult's books will be on sale in the Y lobby. Proceeds will benefit the Y's Early Childhood Center.
Family Fun: See with Animal Eyes - The Center for Science Teaching and Learning Tanglewood Preserve
Explore nature with your 5-12 year old as you participate in activities to learn how animals see things. Register by November 18.
Leave No Trace! A Workshop in Outdoor Ethics - Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center
"Take only pictures, leave only footprints" is a mantra for many responsible outdoor enthusiasts. But what other responsibilities should we consider while exploring nature? Through games, stories, and direct participation, scouts will learn how best to treat the great outdoors so everyone can get the most enjoyment out of it. Reservations required. Ages 10 and up.
1863 Thanksgiving Celebration - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Enjoy demonstrations of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, prepared in old-fashioned wood-burning stoves, beehive ovens, and open hearths. Historical musical programs are offered in the afternoon.
Islanders vs. Panthers - Nassau Coliseum
Root for the New York Islanders as they take on the Florida Panthers in this home hockey match.
'The Wizard of Oz' Children's Musical - Bellmore Theatre
Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion as they come to life in an adaptation featuring the music of the MGM movie. The score includes such treasured songs as "Over the Rainbow," "Follow the Yellow Brick Road," and "King of the Forest."
'Who Took Tom Turkey?' - BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont Children's Theatre
Tom Turkey is missing and everyone is a suspect, including Paula Pilgrim, Clumsy Bull, Peter Pumpkin, and Maise Potato. They must all work together to solve the mystery before the last Thursday of November and save the great Autumn Feast.
'Phantom' - BroadHollow Theatre at Elmont
This musical by Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit follows the classic story, with mesmerizing characters and a gloriously rich score.
Photos with Santa - Broadway Mall
Santa will be available for photos in the rotunda near IKEA.
Thanksgiving Storytime and Activity - Barnes & Noble - Manhasset
Celebrate Thanksgiving with some special stories and a fun activity. Children of all ages are welcome.
Brain Power Open House & Free Trial Class - Power Brain Training Center
Call to schedule a free introductory class and Body and Brain Evaluation for kids age 5-14, as well as a parent orientation and consultation.
ArchiKids - The Skyscraper Museum
Alongside architect Yves Roger, kids will explore skyscraper architecture and make a building project to bring home. As they work, they'll be surrounded by images, vintage film, and models of skyscrapers of the past, present, and future.
'Harold and the Purple Crayon' - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Based on the book series by Crockett Johnson, this lively show animates the zany adventures of the inventive Harold. Using all the elements of its signature style ? which combines life-size puppets, masks, magic, and music ? Enchantment Theatre Company's production will delight and amaze.
'Little Shop of Horrors' - Theatre at St. Clement's
The Blue Hill Troupe presents this classic spoof on 1950s sci-fi movies to benefit the Carter Burden Center for Aging.
Tiny Treasures: Luis Deodato - Children's Museum of Manhattan
This inventive young artist creates mini-sculptures of recognizable characters from polymer clay. Hear how he works past his visual impairment to create these elaborately tiny treasures, then make your own creation.
Family Workshop: Light and Darrrrrk - Rubin Museum of Art
As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, many cultures celebrate light in different ways. Explore and honor light through art-making projects.
Muji Make-Your-Own Chair Workshop - Children's Museum of the Arts
MUJI will be providing CMA visitors with a unique cardboard kid's chair to assemble, decorate, paint, and take home.
Disney On Ice Presents Disney/PIXAR's Toy Story 3 - Prudential Center
Watch Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and the gang in this live production of the summer's hit movie, which will also feature memorable moments from "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2."
A Beautiful Thing Concert - Music Conservatory of Westchester
The Music Conservatory of Westchester presents The Pete Malinverni Trio in celebration of their new recording, “A Beautiful Thing.” The Trio, featuring pianist Pete Malinverni, bassist Lee Hudson, and drummer Nadav Snir-Zelniker, will perform music from the critically acclaimed new release. Joining the Trio is jazz singer Jody Sanhaus, who will perform selections from her latest album, “Afterglow.”
'Highlights from The Nutcracker Ballet' - Rebecca Kelly Ballet Studio in SoHo
Rebecca Kelly Ballet dancers perform excerpts from the classic holiday ballet, including the Grand Pas, with the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, along with the Snow, Spanish, and Chinese divertissements. The 45-minute program includes a reception with the artists and the famous "Tray of Sweets." Reservations suggested; each presentation is limited to 30 seats. Note: This is a 4th floor walk-up; leave strollers at home.
Trevor Day School Fall Festival Fair - Church of Heavenly Rest
Enjoy fun-filled activities for the whole family. Highlights of the festival include an outdoor carnival on 90th St featuring rides and games (weather permitting), an indoor carnival with fun activities, face painting, and karaoke. The church will be transformed into a marketplace filled with unique, hand-made gingerbread houses, one-of-a-kind hand-knit items, and pre-assembled gift baskets. A range of articles including jewelry, crafts and clothing - perfect for holiday gift-giving - will also be offered. There is also a flea market, and markets for gently used books and toys, all at bargain prices as well as a silent auction of artwork and collectibles and a line-out auction with offerings of tickets for sporting events, theater and concerts, gift certificates for restaurants and stores, and a wide range of services. Lunch, snacks, and treats will also be available for sale.
'Wintuk from Cirque du Soleil' - Madison Square Garden
An exciting winter adventure about a boy's quest for snow, this seasonal musical features an international cast of 50 performers from Cirque du Soleil. The show weaves thrilling acrobatics, breathtaking theatrical effects, and memorable songs into an extraordinary journey to an imaginary land called Wintuk.
Jazz for Young People: What is Jazz? - Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall, at Lincoln Center
Jazz at Lincoln Center's popular family concert series kicks off the 2010-11 season with Jazz for Young People: "What is Jazz?" with host Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO). The program, for both parents and kids, will answer this most basic question in an exciting and interactive fashion. Repertoire will include Charles Mingus' "Better Get It in Your Soul," Count Basie's "Every Day I Have the Blues," "Lil' Liza Jane," "Old McDonald," and more. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Arrive early for pre-concert activities on swing, blues, and improvisation.
2010 Give thanks. Walk - Time Warner Center
Walkers in this 5K raise money for the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Registration is free; participants can register at: https://waystohelp.stjude.org/sjVPortal/public/event/page/displayEventPage.do?eventId=110434&programId=601. There will be prizes for those who reach certain fundraising totals.
Operation Slumber Overnights - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will be hosting "Operation Slumber" overnight visits for families, organized youth groups and their chaperones. Ideal for scouts troops, school and camp groups, this event is a great way for young people to experience life aboard the Intrepid. Operation Slumber is now available for individual bookings! Discounted pricing for groups and members are available.
A Thanksgiving Celebration: Exploring Native American and Colonial Life - Square House Museum
Explore the tools, techniques, and foods used by the early inhabitants of the area. Taste samples of foods common in the Native American and colonial diet. Reservations suggested; space is limited.
Watson Adventures' Wizard School Scavenger Hunt - Watson Adventures, Met Museum meeting location
A unique scavenger hunt for Harry Potter fans ages 10 and up, to celebrate the release of the seventh Potter movie. Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in search of art that echoes characters, places, and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Keep your trusty wand handy as you track down a powerful sorceress, a Snape-like potions master, flying owls and dragons, Hagrid-like giants, centaurs and unicorns like those you’d see in the Forbidden Forest, strange mermaids and sharks that seem straight out of the Triwizard Tournament, fierce knights in armor, and cloaked and masked figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor. Wizards and muggles (i.e. people who aren't Potter experts) can play and enjoy this game. References to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. This hunt is designed for kids and adults to do together, but all-adult teams will be allowed to compete separately. Kids must be accompanied by adults. Advance purchase is required at www.watsonadventures.com.
Caramoor Virtuosi - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Edward Arron and the Caramoor Virtuosi present a mixed bag of seldom-heard gems, including the Kegelstaat trio (the first work ever for this instrumentation), set in relief by works from Beethoven and Arvo Part using Mozart’s music as their source materials.
Dixon Place presents Five 'Til (Solo) - Dixon Place
Death row. The notorious Huntsville State Prison. The final statement of Dante Wallace, a career criminal accused of a heinous crime that he claims he did not commit. “Cause” and “Affect” have come home to roost. But, who is the cause, and what is the ultimate affect? OBIE Award winner, Edwin Lee Gibson,writes and performs this solo play: part lucid hallucination; part fairytale with music that captures the pain, joy and flight in the stylistic traditions of negro spirituals, blues, and soul.
Get 'Together' with Gina - Southpaw
Gina Samardge presents an interactive, world music inspired program in celebration of her new album, "Together."
Pocahontas - The Peace Maker - Ballet Long Island
A new ballet about Pocahontas, the most famous for reportedly saving the life of English Captain John Smith after he was taken prisoner by her father's men.
Curves for Change Fundraiser for Women and Girls - 103rd Street and Riverside Drive
Join in this run/walk to raise money for The Komera Project and Hardy Girls Healthy Women. Registration fee includes water bottle and post-race breakfast goodies. Early registration suggested as this race is capped at 300 participants.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of MTA’s Arts for Transit program, join us for a tour of notable contemporary public artwork permanently sited throughout New York’s subway and rail system. Join Amy Hausmann, assistant director of MTA Arts for Transit, as we explore the Upper West Side to view works by Sol LeWitt, Robert Hickman and Antenna Design. Before concluding at 135th St., the tour will highlight several projects that celebrate Harlem history. Bring a MetroCard. Register: https://dnbweb1.blackbaud.com/OPXDONATE/AddDonor.asp?cguid=510682C4-2ED2-4153-8E97-30609146D6BA&sid=8944C3B9-2092-4C79-B19B-88F83BC266D8&sTarget=https%3A%2F%2Fdnbweb1.blackbaud.com%2FOPXDONATE%2FEventRegister.asp%3Fcguid%3D510682C4%252D2ED2%252D4153%252D8E97%252D30609146D6BA%26eid%3D33368 For more information, visit http://mas.org/tours/#harlem
Help Avenue to raise money for two great organizations working to empower WOMEN and GIRLS. The money raised by both Avenue and the participants will be donated to The Komera Project (www.komeraproject.org) and Hardy Girls Healthy Women (www.hghw.org) PAYMENT DETAILS: $75 Registration Fee (includes water bottle and post-race breakfast goodies). Registration day of race is $100. Keep in mind this race is capped at 300 participants, and we do expect to sell out.
NICHOLAS McGEGAN CONDUCTS Juilliard415 - The Juilliard School
Juilliard’s Historical Performance program season continues with guest conductor and early music specialist Nicholas McGegan leading the student ensemble, Juilliard415, on Saturday, November 20 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall. The program features Carl Heinrich Graun’s Overture to Cleopatra e Cesare; Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Flutes in C Major, RV 533 with Juilliard flutists Emi Ferguson and Christopher Matthews; and G.F. Handel’s rarely-performed cantata, Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, HWV 96, with sopranos Deanna Breiwick and Lauren Snouffer, and mezzo-soprano Carla Jablonski. Maestro McGegan stays on at Juilliard for a few extra days to conduct the Juilliard Orchestra in works by Handel, Haydn, Elgar, and Britten on Monday, November 22 at 8 PM in Alice Tully Hall. FREE tickets for the concert will be available beginning November 5 at the Janet and Leonard Kramer Box Office at Juilliard (155 West 65th Street). Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 6 PM. For further information, call (212) 769-7406 or go to www.juilliard.edu.
Child Drugging Issues - Citizens Commission on Human Rights
This open house will include information for parents as well as a screening of this documentary about a mother who lost her son due to misdiagnosis and the harmful side effects of medication.
"Christmas Feet" Book Launch and Family Day - Citi Pond at Bryant Park
Meet author Maureen Sullivan and illustrator Alison Josephs. Enjoy music by Bob Dorough (School House Rock), a doggie fashion show, performances by The Flying Karamazov Brothers and other Broadway stars, performances by the Haydenettes Synchronized Skaters, free admission to ice skating, and an art show and auction to benefit animal rescue.
Discover Yorkville - Azure
Azure hosts a free event for kids with fun activities including live animals and arts & crafts by The Art Farm in the City, Make Your Own Sundae with Steiner's Last Licks, and sports games by Asphalt Green.
Volunteers needed to assemble food baskets and then distribute these baskets to the poor on Saturday November 20th starting at 9am. If anyone would like to bring donations on the day for the food baskets we could use: - Frozen Turkeys - Stuffing mix - Canned or fresh vegetables - Cans or jars of gravy or packets of gravy mix - Instant mashed potatoes - Cranberry sauce - Canned pumpkin or pumpkin pie filling The assembly and distribution will take place at: Immaculate Conception Church Ave Maria Hall (Lower Church) 754 East Gun Hill Road Bronx, NY 10467 www.immaculateongunhill.com A Thanksgiving style lunch will be provided to volunteers. If you wish to share a dish or dessert, feel free to bring something. This is a great opportunity to give your time back to the community, and come socialize with other professionals. ***Directions*** Take the #2 train to Gun Hill Road Station and then from the station walk about 1-2 blocks east of White Plains Road. To enter the Ave Maria Hall - Lower Church, go through the Church parking lot and look for stairs to the right leading to the lower church. Questions: Joseph Mahon at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 973.418.2817.
The Jungle Party With Boris - Pacha NYC
Saturday November 20 Pacha NYC presents ... THE JUNGLE PARTY with BORIS! GET TICKETS: http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/
30 Rock Album Release Signing - NBC Experience Store / Studio Tour
On Saturday, November 20th, 2010 at 11am, The NBC Experience Store will be welcoming Jeff Richmond, Tina Fey and surprise 30 Rock special guests to meet fans and sign autographs to celebrate the release of the "30 Rock" Original Television Soundtrack Collector's Edition, which is available for purchase at the NBC Experience Store.
Sky View Celebrates! The Jimmies - Sky View Center
The Jimmies a New York City-based power-pop band will appear live in concert with high-jumping, rock-star antics and lyrics that are clever enough to tickle adults and will be a bit hit with the kids. The event will take place in the Sky View Center lower lobby with two-hour complimentary parking with purchase.
Thermador Appliances Live Cooking Demonstration - Karl's Appliance
Karl's Appliance is hosting a live cooking event in our Fairfield, NJ designer appliance showroom. This week a chef from Thermador will be here to cook free food samples and highlight features and benefits of these professional appliances. If you have always wondered what owning professional style appliances can offer you, this is your perfect opportunity. Appliances that will be used live in this demo include the new Masterpiece series built in steam oven, 36" gas pro range, and 30" wall oven.
Community Markets' Pelham Farmers' Market - Town of Pelham
Shop for fresh seasonal produce, local wines, organic breads, honey, nuts and baked goods, and new this year, hand-crafted cheese and yogurt from Willow Marsh Farm of Saratoga County.
- Piermont Farmers' Market
Shoppers here can find baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, fruit, herbs, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods and, of course, vegetables.
- New City Farmers Market
This year marks the debut of this new, weekly market.
“27 Seconds” - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
This exhibition narrates and explores the 1967 Apollo I tragedy and honors the heroes who died during the explosion. The artifacts on display hail from several museums around the country as well as the private collection of the family of Roger Chaffee, one of the mission's fated astronauts.
Haverstraw Farmers Market - Haverstraw Farmers Market
This weekly market is open rain or shine.
Fundamentals of Wine - The French Culinary Institute
This refreshing course takes the snobbery and mystery out of tasting and selling fine wine. Each class features in-depth tastings. Wines are poured, discussed, compared and demystified. Descriptors of aroma and taste suddenly make sense. Proper food pairings are revealed, and absorbed. Best of all, it's fun. Your appreciation of wine grows even more once you learn how your knowledge can become a profit center. You'll learn to merchandise wine in any context, from hospitality to corporate to retail. To create wine lists that "work" for guests, staffers, your food program, and your bottom line. And to cultivate salesmanship at the tableside with customers. In short, The Fundamentals of Wine teaches you to select wine intelligently, suggest it diplomatically, price it correctly, serve it beautifully, and train your staff to do the same. This course is a must for anyone in the culinary field who lacks these critical skills. 16 HOURS-Weekend Intensive Schedule Friday & Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm & Sunday, 9:00am - 2:00pm
Broken Nails. A Marlene Dietrich Dialogue - La Mama E.T.C. (The Club)
Beautiful, determined, intelligent, controversial--Marlene Dietrich was a transcendent symbol of femininity, a lady of strong character and clear mind, a woman with claws. A fascinating figure to both men and women, Dietrich's personality has also seduced Anna Skubik, a young Polish actress and puppeteer who brings this German star to life by animating her as a life-size doll. Presented with the Polish Cultural Institute in New York, "Broken Nails. A Marlene Dietrich Dialogue" portrays Dietrich and her maid Gloria (both played by Skubik) in a co-dependent relationship during the star's last days in her Paris apartment. "Broken Nails. A Marlene Dietrich Dialogue" is part of "La MaMa Puppet Series IV --Built to Perform," a series of five adult puppet theater productions and a popular children's attraction, all of which explore the artistic and creative possibilities of puppetry in all its forms. The series will run from October 14 to November 28, 2010.
Church Girl - Beacon Theatre
Urban theatre enthusiasts around the country are all abuzz about the highly anticipated debut of Church Girl. This no-holds barred musical stage play, based on true stories, was written and produced by Angela Barrow-Dunlap and directed by Reuben Yabuku. The play runs November 16 - 21 (8 performances) at the Beacon Theatre. Church Girl tells the story of Emily Franklin, the seemingly wholesome daughter of a prominent pastor, who is seduced by the charms of a worldly life. Emily is hiding a very shocking secret and like all things evil, it is festering. Emily has been working diligently to cover up the dark choices she has made, but when her secret is exposed, events take a dramatic turn and skeletons coming crashing out of her closet. Everyone wants to know what could push a quintessential church girl to turn her back on everything she has been taught. This uplifting new musical drama features soul-stirring gospel music, while it bravely peeks into a part of the entertainment world that has been, until now, considered taboo. Church Girl infuses the magic of phenomenal music, a cast of colorful characters, and amazing dance performances to take audiences on an unforgettable ride through the pains and pleasures of tasting the "forbidden fruit" to the ultimate height of redemption.
Furthur: Phil Lesh & Bob Weir - Madison Square Garden
Furthur will take the stage at Madison Square Garden on November 20 and November 21. Following their successful summer tour, former Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh & Bob Weir, with their new band Furthur, continue their musical adventure in a nine city fall tour. Fans can expect Lesh & Weir to push the musical envelope with jaw-dropping improvisations and loving renditions of Grateful Dead classics, with an all star band that includes keyboardist Jeff Chimenti (RatDog), drummer Joe Russo (Benevento - Russo Duo, Trey Anastasio), guitarist John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra), and vocalists Sunshine Becker and Jeff Pehrson. New and old fans of the Grateful Dead alike will be entranced as Phil & Bob take the musical journey "furthur", exploring some of the Grateful Dead's most beloved songs in a tour that promises to keep the feet stomping and the bodies shaking.
Anne Morgan's War: Rebuilding Devastated France, 1917-1924 - Morgan Library & Museum
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