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Events in our Community

May 13, 2014 1:09:16 PM PDT
Here is a listing of community events happening in the days ahead in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Here We Are Together: Story Time for Children
Children/Family
Mount Kisco Public Library
A story time for children of all ages, from newborns to school age children, with a parent or guardian.
100 East Main Street
May 12
11:15am
www.mountkiscolibrary.org

Parenting Styles and Communication Free Lecture
Children/Family
Stamford JCC
A presentations and discussion about the characteristics associated with parenting; review research associated with Diana Baumrind's parenting styles, and guide parents in determining their own parenting style. Discussion will include the developmental nature of parenting, the importance of adapting parenting techniques to fit your child's developmental needs, and now to effectively discipline and communicate with your children.
1035 Newfield Ave.
May 12
6:30pm-8pm
$5.00
Please contact JCC's Inclusion Coordinator, Dinushka De Silva, at 203.487.0946 or ddesilva@stamfordjcc.org to RSVP

Central Park Spring Sightings
Recreation and Sports
Teatown Lake Reservation
Summer is almost here and it's breeding season for the birds. Join Charlie Roberto on his quest for birds nesting and raising their young in Central Park! Join Charlie Roberto on this early morning outing in the park. Meet 6:00am at Teatown to carpool or 7:00am at 77th St and Central Park West.
1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining
May 13
6am
To register, call 914-762-2912 x110.

Caramoor Volunteer Fair
Community Events
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Being a Caramoor volunteer offers you the opportunity to work at a historic landmark, explore lifelong or new interests, serve your community, and expand your cultural knowledge. Come and find out what you can offer your community while you explore a rich dose of culture and artistic offerings.
149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah
May 13
2pm-4pm
(914) 232-1252;
boxoffice@caramoor.org

Community Lecture: Addiction and It's Impact on the Family
Community Events
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division "Addiction and It's Impact on the Family" is the subject of a community education program. A question and answer session will follow.The program will be presented by Robert Ucci, CASAC, CAS and Stuart Mandell, CASAC, members of the hospital's professional staff. The program is open to all interested members of the community. Pre-registration is not required.
21 Bloomingdale Rd, White Plains
May 13
7pm-8:30pm
914-997-5779 or email mkeating@nyp.org

Camera Club at the Mount Kisco Library
Community
Mount Kisco Library
Professional photographers visit and critique monthly. Bring a photo or two you love! Bring your camera and the user manual. No experience needed. This program is FREE and open to all. Gallery exhibit at the end of the program series.
100 East Main Street
May 13
4pm-5:30pm
914-666-8041

Full Flower Moon Hike
Recreation and Sports
Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center
Flowers are starting to bloom in the woodlands along the trails. Join our nature center naturalist, Wendy Sabol and ranger Martin for this fragrance night hike. Wear study walking shoes.
10 Deerfield Rd.
May 13
7:30
203-736-1053

Millionaire and his controversial widow
Community
St. Paul's N.H.S.
A talk about the life and times of 19th century millionaire Alfred H. Duncombe, and his controversial widow; both of whom are buried at St. Paul's.
897 S. Columbus Ave., Mt. Vernon
May 14
1pm-3pm
David Osborn, 914-667-4116

Lighthouse Full Moon Climb
New Jersey Events
Cape May Lighthouse
The Friends of the Cape May Lighthouse invite you to the full moon climb. Take advantage of the light of the full moon and let it guide you up the 199 stairs to the starry top.
215 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May
May 14
8pm-10pm
$3.00-7.00
609-884-5404

Full Moon Hike
New Jersey Events
Tenafly Nature Center
By the light of the full moon, experience a guided 2-hour walk (approximately 1 miles) along the trails. Participants will stop for a rest at the crossroads of the Purple and Allison Trail. This tranquil, meditative hike encourages reflection and connections with nature allowing hiders to experience the trails after dark. Please bring a flashlight.
313 Hudson, Tenafly
May 14
7pm-9pm
$10.00
201-568-6093

Hats off to Fashion
New Jersey Events
Morris Museum
Join us to explore an amazing array of headwear from eccentric designs to iconic styles of high fashion. 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown
May 14
2pm
$10.00
Advance registration required. Call 973-971-9706 for tickets.

Vision Zero Public Workshops
Community Events
Hostos Community College
Come to this workshop to learn more about Vision Zero and tell us about conditions in the neighborhoods you live in, work and visit. Give suggestions or concerns, participate in mapping activities to pinpoint issues, and join in discussion groups moderated by DOT and NYPD staff. Your input will aid in identifying street safety projects. Caf? 500 Grand Concourse, Bronx
May 15
6:30pm-8:30pm
www.nyc.gov/

Salaam Shrine Circus
Community Events
William G. Mennen Sport Arena
Come watch some amazing acts as they try to entertain you in this years Salaam Shrine Circus. Some of the acts on the schedule are: Amazing Balancing Acts Dancers Kitty CatsContortionist.
May 15-18
$8.00-30.00
For more information or to buy tickets go to www.SalaamShrine.com or call M,W,F 973-992-2860

5th Annual Montauk Music Festival
Dance & Music
Montauk on the Green
The Montauk Music Festival is a four day musical celebration featuring talented up-and-coming independent artists. Over 100 artists boasting a wide variety of musical styles will be performing for free in the spirit of sharing original music with audiences and fellow musicians.
742 Montauk Hwy
Friday, May 16th - 10 AM to 11 PM
Saturday, May 17th - 12 PM to 5 PM
Sunday, May 18th - 12 PM to 5 PM
(631) 668-2428

St. Boniface Martyr Feast by the Shore
Community Events
Harry Tappen Beach, Glenwood Landing
Enjoy The First FEAST of the Season! GREAT FOOD! GREAT RIDES! GREAT LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!!! Thurs 6-10pm, Fri 6-11pm, Sat 1-11pm, Sun 1-6pm, May 15-18

1st Annual New Jersey GolfFest
Recreation and Sports
Crystal Springs Resort
This 4-day extravaganza will be spread across 7 spectacular courses, highlighted by the all access Expo, contests plus innovative events. Come celebrate the game with instructor David Leadbetter, rides on a space-age Hovercraft, the exciting new crossover sport - FootGolf, demos of equipment, free fittings and clinics, a 7-Star Membership competition, and fun-filled family golf.
3 Wild Turkey Way
May 15-18
8am-4pm
$10.00-49.00
855-691-9587

Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre presents: Festivals of Spain
New Jersey Events
Jersey Shore Arts Center
You will be transported to the country's northern, central and southern regions thanks to thrilling dances performed by Alborada's soloists and ensemble, principal singer Gisele Assi and guitarist Jose Ramos. Featuring the fire of flamenco, exciting regional dances, and beautiful classical dances, many of which will be premieres!
66 Main St., Ocean Grove
May 16
7:30pm
$20.00
Call the Arts Center at 732-502-0050 or on-line at www.jerseyshoreartscenter.ticketleap.com for tickets.

Jersey Shore Festival
New Jersey Events
Beach in Seaside Heights
Featuring more than 100 live bands throughout Seaside Heights' bars and restaurants; a vendor village with local businesses, artisans, non-profit foundations, and more; skateboard and BMX stunt shows, surf and stand-up paddleboard lessons, and much more.
Hours:5/16 8pm-1am, 5/17 10am-7pm; 5/18 12-7pm
901 Ocean Terrace
May 16-18
www.jerseyshorefestival.com

Tot Tours: The Honey and the Hive
Children/Family
Morris Museum
Discover bees and make a bee magnet.Tot Tours is a fun and enriching program for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Activities include a mini gallery tour and an art project.
6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown, NJ
May 16
10am
973-971-3700

NYRR Five-Borough Series: Brooklyn Half
Brooklyn Museum at 200 Eastern Parkway
Come cheer on the runners of the Brooklyn half marathon, which steps off at 7 am. The Half will have the biggest field ever, a wicked-fast lead pack, and a fast, fun course with a big Brooklyn payoff?the homestretch is a dash along the world-famous Coney Island boardwalk.
May 17
7am-5pm
(855) 569-6977

Family Adventures: Night of Frogs
Children/Family
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Enjoy an intriguing night hike in our preserve with your family! We will start the night off with a presentation about frogs then venture off into the preserve to enjoy the sounds of the frogs that call Connetquot home.
Sunrise Highway, Oakdale
May 17
6:30-8:30pm
$4.00
(631) 581-1072

Mental Health/Health Fair
Community
Grace Community Church
Our theme is Healthy Mind / Healthy Church. Free admission. We are looking for sponsors for this event.
117 Columbus Blvd., Amityville
May 17
12pm-4pm
516-236-0348

Barnyard Babies
Children/Family
Benner's Farm
For children 3 and older to be introduced to the baby animals at Benner's Farm and learn what they eat, how they grow and how to take care of them. Please register.
56 Gnarled Hollow Rd., Setauket
May 17
10am-12pm
631-689-8172

Friends Fabulous BOOK SALE to Benefit Garden City Public Library
Community Events
Garden City Public Library
Come early for the best selection of hard and soft cover books including fiction, non-fiction, young adult and children's books. CD's, DVD's, videos, antique, autographed and coffee table books will be included. Bring your family, friends and neighbors.
60 Seventh St., Garden City
May 17
9:30am-4pm
516 742-8405

Second Wave of Warblers -- Part 1
Recreation and Sports
Marshlands Conservancy, Rye
Bring binoculars for round two of these feathered beauties.
May 17
7:30am
(914) 835-4466; parks.westchestergov.com

Bird Walk
Recreation and Sports
Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River
Join author and former curator Ed Kanze to observe the behavior of these colorful songbirds. Bring binoculars.
May 17
8am
(914) 864-7322

Friends of Lasdon Annual Plant Sale
Community Events
Lasdon Park, Katonah
Flowers, veggies, native plants, shrubs, and trees along with vendors and food. Rain or shine.
May 17
9am-3:30pm
(914) 864-7282
parks.westchestergov.com or lasdonpark.org

9th Annual Westchester/Rockland Walk4Hearing
Fundraisers and Auctions
FDR State Park
The 5K Walk4Hearing will bring together hundreds of walkers to have fun, get fit, learn about hearing loss and raise money for an important cause. Food, entertainment, children's activities, educational and vendor information will be available. Registration/check-in and pre-walk activities begins at 10 a.m.; walk begins at 11 a.m. 2957 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights.
May 17
10am
Registration is available online at www.walk4hearing.org. To volunteer, contribute, or find out more about sponsorships, please contact co-chair Steve Wolfert at 914-960-4692 or swolfert@optonline.net

Volunteer Work Corp
Community
Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Playland Park, Rye Join us at the sanctuary to help with invasive plant removal, trail work, beach clean-up, and more. A great way to have fun, get some exercise, and give something back to the earth!
May 17
10am
(914) 967-8720

Family ArtsBash
Children/Family
ArtsWestchester
A day of fun for the whole family featuring children's workshops and activities such as face painting, ceramics and cookie decorating. Children can explore ArtsWestchester's newest exhibition, "STEAM," on its opening day, watch artists at work in their studios and win fun prizes!
31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains
May 17
12pm-5pm
$3.00
RSVP: (914) 428-4220

Volunteer Work Project: Spreading Gravel
Community
Marshlands Conservancy, Rye
Bring work gloves; hand tools provided.
May 17
1pm-3pm
(914) 835-4466

Real Frogs - Audible Frogs - Hot Dogs!
Children/Family
Cranberry Lake Preserve. North White Plains
Ponding to discover tadpoles and other creatures and listen for sounds of spring, followed by hot dogs, veggie dogs and s'mores. Co-sponsored by Friends of Cranberry Lake. Donation suggested
May 17
1pm-4pm
(914) 428-1005

Mansion and History Hike
Recreation/Sports
Lenoir Preserve, Yonkers
A hike along the Old Croton Aqueduct to learn a little bit of history along the way
May 17
1pm
(914) 968-5851

2014 NYC Safe Disposal
Community Events
Midland Beach Parking Lot
Get rid of potentially harmful household products. Materials accepted include auto fluids, batteries, electronics, glues, medications, paint products, and more! When deciding what items to bring, look for products labeled with the following signal words: DANGER, POISON, or CAUTION. Father Capodanno Blvd and Hunter Ave cars approach from Midland Ave.
May 17
10am-4pm

Car Seat Fitting and Safety Check
Community Events
Safety City
Make sure your car safety seat is installed correctly. A trained car seat technician will check your seat and demonstrate correct installation. If you cannot attend the event, call 311 for an appointment for a free child car seat inspection at a DOT Fitting Station. 672 W. 158th St.
May 17
10am-2pm

Paw Day
Community Events
Carl Schurz Park?Animal Medical Center
The NYC Health Department's Dog Licensing Team will be at this event to provide dog tags and answer any questions regarding dog licensing. A dog license is $8.50 annually for spayed/neutered dogs; $34.00 annually for non-spayed/neutered dogs. E. 86th St. and East End Ave.
May 17
10am-1pm

Family Wellness Day
Community Events
Franklin Hospital, Long Island
The theme of this year's health fair is "Family Wellness at Franklin." There will be educational information available as well as cholesterol, blood pressure and other health screenings.
900 Franklin Ave., Valley Stream
May 17 11am-3pm
516-465-2607

New York Liberty Basketball Home Opener
Madison Square Garden
Don't miss hoop action at its finest when the New York Liberty hosts Chicago Sky on Saturday, May 17th at 7 pm at Madison Square Garden. 4 Pennsylvania Plaza 8th Avenue & 33rd St.
May 17
8pm-11pm
$various
www.wnba.com/liberty/

Family Barn Dance
Dance & Music
Westbury Friends School
Enjoy an evening with the family during a night full of dancing and live music. Light refreshments will be served. Event sponsord by the Long Island Traditional Music Association.
550 Post Ave., Westbury
May 17
7pm-9pm
$7.00
516-746-4270

15th Annual SONYA Art Walk
Arts and Exhibitions
Various Locations in Brooklyn
The Sonya Art Walk is a self-guided tour of fine arts studios and other art venues in four of Brooklyn's most vibrant neighborhoods: Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Wallabout, and Bedford Stuyvesant. Come meet working artists in their studios and discover some of the best art being made in Brooklyn.
May 17-18
12pm-6pm
347-766-9270
sonyaonline.org/

Salem County Arts in Bloom
New Jersey Events
Salem County
This year features more than 70 artists in a wide variety of media. This increasingly popular event offers visitors an opportunity to see the spaces where local art is created while exploring Salem County's beautiful countryside. Local restaurants and cafes are also a part of the event.
94 Market St., Salem
May 17-18
856-935-7510

37th Annual Street Fair
New Jersey Events
200 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown
An ecclectic array of boutique shop merchants from historical downtown Bordentown set up shop on the streets for two full days of fun and festivities. Gourmet local restaurants prepare amazing food, local non-profits hold fund raisers, children flock to the Kids' Corner, and local groups provide free entertainment.
May 17-18
9am-4pm
www.downtownbordentown.com

Massapequa Spring Festival
Community Events
Massapequa Railroad Station on Sunrise Highway Deaturing a wide array of handmade crafts and gift items, businesses and services, and food. It's sponsored by the Massapequa Historical Society!
May 17-18
11am-6pm
631-724-5966

3rd Annual Levittown Street Fair
Community Events
1 Bluegrass Lane, Levittown
We have a solid reputation as the #1 producer of Nassau County Craft Shows and Long Island Street Fairs. We have our place among the top New York Festivals Our shows are well attended, extensively advertised and promoted. Credit cards accepted by many vendors.
May 17
10am-6pm
516-442-6000

Montefiore 2014 Teddy Bear Hospital
Children/Family
Montefiore Wakefield Division Emergency Department Geared for children under the age of 12, children should bring their favorite stuffed animal or doll for triage, medical exam, and x-rays by caring Montefiore doctors and nurses. In addition to a tour of the Emergency Department, there will be activities targeted to teach kids safety tips.
600 E. 233rd St.
May 17
10am-2pm
www.montefiore.org

Art & Craft Festival at Deepwells Farm
Community
Deepwells Farm Historic Park
Over 75 Artisans featuring, fiber, pottery, photography, jewelry, clothing, gourmet food, stained glass, handmade wood furniture, mosaics, and more. Enjoy live music, children's activities and delicious food. Tour the 1845 Greek Revival style mansion, the beautiful grounds and visit the St. James General Store, the oldest operating general store in America.
May 17-18
10am-5pm
$5.00
631-563-8551

Mayfest
Community Events
Historic Smithville & Village Greene
Enjoy over 100 juried crafters, an international food court, music, kids activities, non-profit organizations and more!
615 E. Moss Mill Rd.
May 17-18
10am-5pm
colonialinnsmithville.com

Paperweight Fest
New Jersey Events
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Visit paperweight artists and dealers. Hundreds of items on display. Enjoy the Artist Studios, Museum of American Glass and award winning museum stores during your visit.
1100 Village Dr., Millville
May 17
12pm-5pm
856-825-6800

29th Annual Fine Art and Crafts at Verona Park
New Jersey Events
Verona Park?Bloomfield Ave. & Lakeside
Buy fine art and fine crafts for the home or the body. While many exhibitors travel from as far as Maine and Florida to participate in the annual event, top New Jersey talent graces the park as it once again is transformed into a craft boutique and art gallery with 140 juried fine artists, photographers and fine crafters who satisfy every taste.
May 17-18
10am-5pm
908-874-5247

Ocean Fun Days
Community Events
NJ Sea Grant Consortium
Enjoy hands-on marine and environmental programs and exhibits. There will be giveaways and plenty of excitement. Remember, learning about our coastal environment is fun for the whole family.
Sandy Hook 22 Margruder Rd., Fort Hancock
May 17-18
11am-3pm
732-872-1300

WWII Historical Encampment
Community Events
Old Bethpage Village Restoration
It is our goal to remind and educate the public of the sacrifices made by their fathers and grandfathers. Visitors will explore the life and times of the average soldier, sailor or marine as well as that of our allies. In addition to weapons and tactical demonstrations throughout the weekend we will offer activities that specifically engage children.
May 17-18
10am-4pm
$10.00

AIDS Walk New York
Fundraisers and Auctions
Central Park
Since 1986, AIDS Walk New York has raised more than $105 million for HIV programs and services in the tri-state area, and has grown into the largest AIDS fundraising event in the world. 59th Street and 5th Avenue.
May 18
8:30am-2pm
212-807-9255
www.aidswalk.net/newyork

Wildlife Up Close and Personal
Community Events
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Meet live owls, a fox, turtles and more! Don't forget to bring your camera.
May 18
1:30pm-2:30pm
Please reserve ahead of time 631-581-1072

Storytelling Festival
Arts and Exhibitions
Red Mill Museum, NJ
A day to enjoy the art of storytelling for adults and children, the festival features many notable storytellers. The day begins with story and song "teasers." Continuous storytelling by master storytellers will take place and the day will conclude with an old-fashioned olio featuring a favorite tidbit from each of the five performers.
56 Main St., Clinton
May 18
1:30pm-4:30
$5.00-9.00
www.theredmill.org/

Shred Fest
Community Events
Various NYC locations
Shred Fest is an annual City event to help New Yorkers prevent identity theft. At Shred Fest you can: Safely shred papers containing personal information for free using shredding trucks and get free identity theft prevention tips.
May 18
10am-4pm
Check the website for locations:
www.nyc.gov/

Second Wave of Warblers?Part 2
Recreation and Sports
Marshlands Conservancy, Rye
Bring binoculars for more warblers and other vocal birds to be heard and identified.
May 18
7:30am
(914) 835-4466

Critter Hunt
Recreation/Sports
Muscoot Farm, Somers
Join naturalist Eric Stone as he walks through the woods at Muscoot, searching for critters under rocks & logs.
May 18
10am-2pm
(914) 864-7282

Westchester County Earth Day Celebration
Community Events
Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson
Information, demonstrations, vendors, raffles and entertainment geared toward sustainability.
May 18
10am-3pm
(914) 813-5425

Colorful Serpents
Children/Family
Teatown Lake Reservation
Come for a story and meet some colorful and patterned snakes. Then make your own colorful snake to take home. Families with children under 7. 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining
May 18
11am-12pm
$5.00
To register, call 914-762-2912 x 110.

One with the Clay
Arts and Exhibitions
Marshlands Conservancy, Rye
Make natural items out of clay using Native American techniques.
May 18
2pm
Pre-registration required at (914) 835-4466.

Food Truck Rally
Community Events
Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park
Come out to the Grand Army Plaza on the first and third Sunday, and sample all you can eat from best food trucks in the city.
May 18-October 19
11am-5pm
www.prospectpark.org

Big Apple Circus
Community Events
Cunningham Park
Shows for the circus in Queens, NY start May 18 and continue through June 15. You're never too old to feel young again! Tickets are required. Check the website link for details. May 18-June 15
$20.00-65.00
bigapplecircus.org

Annual Bronx Week Parade
Community Events
Mosholu Parkway
Bronx Pride is on display as celebrities, marching bands, community organizations, schools, sport teams and civic groups march along Mosholu Parkway, highlighting the best of the borough as this great community tradition celebrates its 43rd anniversary.
May 18
12pm
ilovethebronx.com/

Bronx Food & Arts Festival
Community Events
Mosholu Parkway @Bainbridge Avenue
After the Bronx Week Parade, residents can enjoy the Bronx Week Food, Arts & Music Festival, which offers and opportunity to purchase hand-crafted and speciality items from New York-based artists and vendors. Also, the Bronx Health Pavilion will offer free health screenings and information on services and health insurance.
May 18
12pmp-6pm
www.ilovethebronx.com

52nd Street Spring Fair
Community Events
52nd Street between 6th and 7th Avenue
Located on 52nd Street between 6th and 7th Avenue, this street festival will have a variety of food and vendors.
May 18
10am-4pm

LLS Soccer Fest
Sports and Recreation
E. 140th St. & Alexander Ave.
Join the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the inaugural LLS Soccerfest, hosted by cancer survivor and TV personality Ethan Zohn. Guest appearances from NY based professional Latino soccer players and celebrities, soccer demonstrations, player meet and greets, and autographs.
May 18
12pm-5pm


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