Tubby the Tuba narrated by Patti Smith

Tubby the Tuba narrated by Patti Smith

Dedicated to introducing children to the world of classical music, The Little Orchestra Society has been putting on family-friendly events for 65 years.

Tubby the Tuba, a childhood favorite of punk rock musician and National Book Award-winner Patti Smith, is a whimsical piece that tells the story of a plucky tuba out searching for a song all its own.

No doubt the adults will be getting something very different from this concert than their children, but both will enjoy it.


AT 11:00AM AND 1:00PM

New York Family Camp Fairs

New York Family Camp Fairs

The New York Family Camp Fair Series is the best way to help parents make informed decisions about which camp is “the perfect fit” for their child. Next weekend will bring dozens of camps straight to parents.
What’s your child’s favorite camp?

Upcoming Camp Fairs in Your Neighborhood:

01/26 – UES – St. Jean Baptiste High School
01/27 – UWS – Congregation Rodeph Sholom
02/02 – Union Square/Gramercy – Gramercy Arts High School
02/09 – West Village – Notre Dame School
02/10 – Park Slope – Berkeley Carroll School
03/02 – Union Square/Gramercy – Gramercy Arts High School
03/03 – Tribeca – BMCC
03/09 – UWS – Bank Street School
03/10 – Park Slope – Berkeley Carroll School
04/06 – UES – St. Jean Baptiste High School
04/07 – UWS – Congregation Rodeph Sholom

E-Recycling Event, Jan.27, 2013

E-Recycling Event, Jan.27, 2013

Bring your unwanted or broken
electronics and gadgets to this recycling event, sponsored by the Lower East Side Ecology Center.

Items accepted:

• Computers (laptops and desktops, servers, mainframes)
• Monitors
• Printers, scanners, fax-machines, copiers
• Network devices (routers, hubs, modems, etc.)
• Peripherals (keyboards, mice, cables, cords, chargers, etc.)
• Tablets and E-readers
• Components (hard drives, CD-ROMs, circuit boards, power supplies, etc.)
• TVs, VCRs, DVRs, & DVD Players
• Digital Converter Boxes, Cable/Satellite Receivers
• Portable music players
• Audio-visual equipment
• Video-games
• Cell phones, pagers, PDAs
• Telecommunication (phones, answering machines, etc.)

The LES Ecology Center does not accept home appliances such as microwaves,
refrigerators, or air conditioners.

The event will be held rain, snow, or shine.

E-Recycling Event
DATE: January 27, 2013
LOCATION: 5 West 63rd Street
TIME: 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM
MORE INFO: www.lesecologycenter.org

Stand Up for Your Rights – VOTE!

Stand Up for Your Rights – VOTE!

Vote And Political Organisation -
It’s Election Day!
Time for every U. S. citizen to get out and vote. Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

As a result of Hurricane Sandy, displaced voters in NY can cast their ballots at any polling station in the state. Please call the NY Board of Elections at 1-855-NYS-SANDY   (1-855-697-7263) if you have any questions.

If you’re not sure where you need to go to vote –  this link will help you find your polling station. 

What to Bring:
If this is your first time voting in a federal election in New York, you may have to present ID before voting on Election Day. Identification may include (but is not limited to):
– A current and valid photo ID
– A current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or other government document that shows your current and complete name and current address.
If you’ve previously voted in a federal election in New York, you don’t need to bring an ID to the polls.

If you have additional questions about voting in New York, please contact: Board of Elections: (518) 474-6220 or Voter Hotline: 1-800-311-VOTE; info@elections.ny.gov.

Get out and vote !!

Last Weekend for Sterling Renaissance Festival


The Sterling Renaissance Festival is one of the best in genre for family entertainment. Over 100 stage and street performers, professional actors, comedians and musicians who recreate an authentic English Renaissance village to experience including jousting, comedy skits, sword swallowing, and tomato throwing at the poor man locked in the stocks.  
Join the merriment at the Pub Sing, Wench Auction and Trial & Dunke. Witness dozens of artisans demonstrating their fine craftsmanship and selling their unique wares. 
Come dressed for the occasion to get true enjoyment of the event.
Note: Food is not as fabulous at the event so you may want to pack a lunch.