Events: Kid’s Korner in January 2013

Banish the winter blues with nature crafts, a theatrical journey under the sea, and funny films

Birds of a Feather

Jan. 20: Birding in the Museum Did you know that the bluebird is New York’s official state bird? Learn all about this colorful flyer — as well as the many avian species that live in the Valley — during a walking tour of the New York State Museum’s bird collection. Inspect our feathered friends for yourself while a museum expert reveals other fun facts about birds. • 222 Madison Ave., Albany. 518-474-5877 or

Winter Wonderland

Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Critters, Crafts, and Kids Head down to the Greenburgh Nature Center to discover the wonders of winter. Pull on your favorite hat and mittens before you embark on adventure walks and meetings with animals; later, you’ll head back inside to hear stories and create crafts. Recommended ages 2-5. 10 a.m. $9, $7 children per class. •  99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale. 914-723-3470 or

Magical Movies

Jan. 20: Movies, Magic, & More Looney Toons classic cartoons and Laurel and Hardy’s comic short films hit the big screen once again at the Lafayette Theatre. Thanks to ArtsRock’s Milk and Cookies Playhouse, Mario the Magician mesmerizes the audience with some mind-blowing tricks between the films. 2 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. • 97 Lafayette Ave., Suffern. 855-278-7762 or

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Part of Your World

Jan: 19-20: The Little Mermaid Everyone’s favorite underwater maiden takes center stage in this show put on entirely by kids. Ariel longs to leave the ocean and live as a human, but to do so, she must disobey her father and make a deal with the evil Ursula. The show features toe-tapping tunes like “Under the Sea.” $12, $8 seniors & children under 12. Call or check Web site for times. • Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center. 12 Vassar St., Poughkeepsie. 845-454-4571 or

bear huntPhotograph by Bob Workman

Hunting Season

Jan. 27: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt See an exciting adaptation of this fun-filled book. Sing along and participate in interactive scenes as the brave adventurers make their way through the splishy, splashy river; the oozy, squelchy mud; and the swishy, swashy grass. Recommended ages 3 and up. 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. $18, $13 children. • The Emelin Theatre. 153 Library Ln., Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098 or


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