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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN BRONX

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by Directories Editor - Weekly February 6, 2013

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Fun and educational kids and family activities are abound this weekend in the Bronx! Interested in theater and museums? Want to go to book reading or concert? Find these events and more in our list of this weekend's best family and kids activities. Or, browse the NY Metro Parents' calendar for upcoming weekend family and children events. Want to see what's going on next weekend or when you have those few days off? Check out the NY Metro Parents'

Winter Open House - Gate Hill Day Camp
February 09, 2013 - Stony Point

Gate Hill Day Camp Winter Open House, 11 AM - 3 PM Saturday, February 9th Snow Date: Sun., February 10th Come join us Saturday, February 9th for our Winter Open House. Bring the whole family to enjoy a day of camp! Get colorful with our arts & crafts projects, get moving with a game of GaGa or go on a private family tour with one of Gate Hill's camp directors to see our 33 acre wooded facility and learn more about our programs. Family and friends are welcome and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by calling our office at (845) 947-3223 or visit us online at www.gatehilldaycamp.com.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
February 06, 2013 - West Nyack

Meet other parents while your child, 6 months - 2 years, has fun in the JCC's the Kantrowiz Kids Gym or Lewis Family Playground (weather permitting). This weekly playgroup is hosted by Hillary Glass and is held most Wednesdays through May 29.

L'Elisir d'Amore - Metropolitan Opera
February 06, 2013 -

Approximate running time 2 hrs. 41 min. Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani star in one of the greatest comic gems in opera, as the fickle Adina and her besotted Nemorino. Bartlett Sher, whose previous productions of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Le Comte Ory, and Les Contes d'Hoffmann have delighted Met audiences, guides this lively staging, where surface charm will meet with real emotion. Mariusz Kwiecien is the blustery sergeant Belcore; Ambrogio Maestri and Erwin Schrott share the role of Dulcamara, the loveable quack and dispenser of the elixir. Maurizio Benini conducts.

Winter Wednesday Story Time - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 06, 2013 - Upper Nyack

The synagogue hosts this weekly play-date featuring stories and songs with a Jewish twist. Continues every Wednesday until March 20 (except Feb. 20).

Kirigami Lanterns - Rose Memorial Library
February 06, 2013 - Stony Point

Kids can have fun, experiment, and let their creativity go wild as they fold, cut, and decorate a piece of paper into a dazzling Valentine decoration. Pre-registration is required.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
February 06, 2013 - Wilton

This program offers songs, play, and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. No registration necessary.

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
February 06, 2013 - Wilton

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2 year olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy times. No registration necessary.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - West Islip Community Center,
February 06, 2013 - West Islip

Step-by-step, your child can learn to draw animals, landscapes, people and masterworks while they experiment with chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers.

Danna Banana - Bank Street Bookstore
February 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

Danna Banana performs music for kids that parents can stand every Wednesday at the bookstore.

Toddler Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
February 06, 2013 - Manhasset

Toddlers 18 months - 2� years are welcome at this fun event where familiar rhymes, favorite songs, and gentle stories are the foundation of this fun-filled introduction to storytime for children and their caregivers.

Steel Drum Carnival - Floral Park Public Library
February 06, 2013 - Floral Park

Grades 1-6. Participate in a steel drum band. Learn the tradition of Carnival. Do the limbo.

G-EASY - Highline Ballroom
February 06, 2013 - Manhattan

G's been a fixture on the local New Orleans rap scene for a few years and more recently in the music blogosphere, but in the last few months his popularity has surged and as his national profile has grown exponentially. His latest mixtape, The Endless Summer, produced Runaround Sue, who's sun stroked throwback video garnered over 100,000 plays on Youtube in less than a week.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 06, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers can come in for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required. Wednesdays through May 15.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 06, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids ages 4-12 can play with the library's LEGO's or bring their own. Wednesdays through May 15.

RING THEM BELLS! ROB FISHER CELEBRATES KANDER & EBB - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 06, 2013 -

Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley will join special guests Joel Grey and Chita Rivera for musical director/pianist Rob Fisher's tribute to musical theater legends John Kander and Fred Ebb, the collaborators behind the incomparable hit songs of Cabaret, Chicago, and so much more. Fisher, who founded the award-winning Encores! series, marks his fourth American Songbook celebration with this event, having previously led tributes to Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein and the Gershwins. For Ring Them Bells!, he partners with some of Broadway's biggest stars for a lively exploration of one of America's most successful composing duos.

PJ Pajama Party - Rosenthal JCC
February 06, 2013 - Pleasantville

Once Upon a Time there was a Jewish story...bring kids in PJs and enjoy pizza dinner, free play in the gym, and a few of the best Jewish tall tales. A PJ Library program at the Rosenthal JCC.

Sweetheart's Candy Cottage - Celebrations In The Kitchen
February 06, 2013 - Hicksville

A chocolate lover's delight. Each guest is provided with a hand-made chocolate (or cookie, if your prefer) candy cottage along with colorful confections, holiday accessories, pastry bags, and special icing. Your valentine won't be able to resist this chocolate masterpiece.

HypnoBirthing Class - BirthingWisdom
February 06, 2013 - Blauvelt

Hypnobirthing® is a relaxing, stress-free method of birthing based on the belief that when a mother is properly prepared for birthing physically, mentally, and spiritually, she can experience the joy of birthing her baby in an easier, more comfortable manner. Over the span of five classes, participants will be introduced to techniques of self-hypnosis utilizing controlled deep breathing, visualization, and imagery to produce deep relaxation. Lectures highlight the birth process, birthing options, exercise, nutrition, anatomy, birth planning, c-section prevention, breastfeeding, and baby care. Classes held through March 13 other than February 13.

Story Time - The Jumping Gym
February 06, 2013 - West Hempstead

Everyone is welcome to free storytime. If there is time after the story there will be arts and crafts projects.

Boppin’ with Bonnie - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 06, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Children up to age 4 can join trained music teacher and ventriloquist Bonnie Halfond for music, movement, and puppets. Pre-registration is requested.

Storytime: The Snowy Day - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
February 06, 2013 - West Nyack

Few books have captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day, winner of the Caldecott Medal. In 1962, a little boy named Peter put on his snowsuit and stepped out of his house and into the hearts of millions of readers. Bring your kids to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this true classic.

Book Babies - The Field Library
February 06, 2013 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time.

Toddler Time - Langston Hughes Library
February 06, 2013 - Corona

Share stories, songs, finger plays, and animal friends for a fun-filled program. For children 1 through 3 years old. Accompanied by a caregiver.

Welcome the Year of the Snake! - Hillcrest Library
February 06, 2013 - Flushing

Happy Chinese New Year! Enjoy this program for ages children 6-14 and celebrate the Year of the Snake. Seating is limited. Refreshments will be served. Preregistration is required.

Disco Time and Sing Along - Brooklyn Public Library, Cortelyou branch
February 06, 2013 - Ditmas Park

Join Gillad Khalifa and Yoni the Puppet for disco dancing and Sing alongs.

826 NYC After School Tutoring - Brooklyn Public Library, Williamsburg branch
February 06, 2013 - Brooklyn

Kids can get help with homework.

Wii for Tweens - Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint branch
February 06, 2013 - Greenpoint

Tweens play Mario Kart and Smash Bros. on the Wii.

Look and See: Dinosaurs - Bruce Museum
February 06, 2013 - Greenwich

Children ages 3-5 and an adult explore the exhibition, Chinasaurs: Dinosaur Discoveries from China, and then create their own balloon-a-saurus. For reservations, call 203-869-0376 or email your names and event date to [email protected]

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
February 06, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful fall days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories. Dress for outdoor activities. For children ages 18 mos.-5 years with a parent/caregiver.

Magic Tricks Workshop with Jeremy Pasternak - Briarwood Library
February 06, 2013 - Briarwood

Enjoy fun and illusions in Jeremy Pasternak's magic tricks workshop. Preregistration is required.

Knights of Queens - Queens Village Library
February 06, 2013 - Queens Village

Calling all budding Chess Masters! Children Ages 6-16 will learn chess basics or sharpen their skills and strategies. Chess equipment will be provided.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
February 06, 2013 - Garden City

It's music, music, music. Musical instruments and catchy sing-along songs get the youngest children to move their bodies.

Great Women Artists: Georgia O�Keeffe (2000) - Nassau County Museum of Art
February 06, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

A 45-minute film about this 20th-century American painter best known for her dramatic large paintings of desert flowers, cowskulls and the scenery of Northern New Mexico. First come, first seated.

Classical Interludes: Brooklyn Philharmonic Chamber Players - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 06, 2013 - Prospect Heights

The Brooklyn Phil's chamber group examines Brooklyn's history as a classical music hotbed at the turn of the previous century. Enjoy excerpts from Brooklyn-based composers.

SciCafe: Modeling the Origins of Planets, Stars, and Galaxies - American Museum of Natural History
February 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

Enjoy cocktails, cutting-edge science, and conversation at this popular after-hours series, which takes place on the first Wednesday of every month. At scales of thousands of light years, stars are born, galaxies form, and supernovae explode. Our understanding of the origins of the Earth and beyond relies increasingly on the comparison of numerical models to ground and space-based observations. Astrophysicist Mordecai-Mark Mac Low, lead curator of the Space Show, Journey to the Stars, will use visualizations of supercomputer simulations and observations to share some of the latest advances and insights on these questions.

CHESS CLUB: Grades K-12 - Westport Library
February 06, 2013 - Westport

All levels welcome, but you must know the pieces' names, direction in which they move, and how to set up board.

TEEN ZOMBIE CLUB - Westport Library
February 06, 2013 - Westport

Meet other zombie fans for zombie-related activities. Register online. For middle school and up.

Creation Station! - Wilton Library
February 06, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades K through 5 make any creation they choose. This is the perfect opportunity for children to innovate, communicate, and express themselves in a free-form environment. Some materials that may be available are Legos®, arts and crafts materials, model cars, Lego Technics®, science kits, and more. No registration.

'The Little Moon Theater' - TADA! Theater
February 06, 2013 - Chelsea

A travelling troupe of actors grants wishes through performances. They meet an odd assortment of characters including an endearing fairy god-mother.

Hope Bereavement Support Group - Oceanside Jewish Center
February 06, 2013 - Oceanside

HOPE bereavement support group is open to parents who have suffered the loss of a child. Experience the freedom to express your feelings and the sharing of coping skills under the guidance of a professional facilitator. All are welcome.

Family Films Series: 'Steamboat Bill, Jr.' - Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
February 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

The Film Society of Lincoln Center shows "Steamboat Bill Jr." (1928; 70 minutes; not rated) as part of their Family Films Series.

The ADHD Focus Diet: Eight Rules to Live By - West End Day School
February 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

Parents frequently ask whether they can change their child's symptoms by changing their diets. Jillian Burne, a certified holistic health coach who works with Dr. Ned Hallowell's Hallowell Center in New York, says yes. She has fine-tuned some of the more well known diets to come up with an approach that addresses three important issues that affect attention: blood sugar, inflammation, and gut health. These eight rules aren't new. What's new is combining them into one approach that's easy to implement and gets results. Jillian Burne, CHC, received her certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She's worked with the Hallowell Center since 2011. Her practice includes helping children and adults manage ADHD using diet and lifestyle solutions.

'Cinderella: The Oldest Story Ever Told' - Circle in the Square Theatre
February 06, 2013 - Midtown West

THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT. This multicultural version of Cinderella features interwoven tales from China, India, and Africa. In one of the stories there is a magic fish instead of a fairy godmother and in another Cinderella is a boy. You'll also meet a flying cow, an enchanted frog, a talking parrot, and a wise wizard. Following each performance there will be a Q&A with the cast members. Reservations required.

Carole J. Bufford: Body and Soul - Metropolitan Room
February 06, 2013 - New York

Culled from Broadway, rock 'n' roll, pop and country sources, this is a show unlike any other you've seen, performed by a young artist who has quickly emerged as a star thanks to her uniquely original, theatrical style. She has performed to ovations here in New York at Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Town Hall in numerous Broadway by the Yearconcerts, and Feinstein's at Loew's Regency in the hit, long-running 11 O'Clock Numbers at 11 O'Clock show. Visit website for tickets and show times.

Mumford & Sons - Barclays Center
February 06, 2013 - Brooklyn

Mumford & Sons is coming to Barclays Center. The supporting acts are The Felice Brothers and Ben Howard.

Free Trial Classes - Long Island City School of Ballet
February 06, 2013 - Long Island City

Interested in learning dance? Trial classes available from Feb 3 through Feb 9 in Ballet, Tap, and Sportsdance for Boys. As well as Broadway and Imagine Dance. Call for reservations 718-781-1169. Full class schedule available on website.

The Global Communication and Foreign Language Magnet School, PS 151 OPEN HOUSE - PS 151, Global Communication and Foreign Language Magnet School
February 06, 2013 - Woodside

The Magnet School of Global Communication and Foreign Language, PS 151, has initiated the three year process to be accredited by the International Baccalaureate (IB) - Primary Year Program (PYP). This prestigious and rigorous method of instruction is accepted world-wide as a standard in academic excellence. The goal of the IB program is to develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills of our students to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. The PYP program is the start of a continuum that guides students through their academic career. The NYC Department of Education, Magnet Schools are schools of choice offering distinct, innovative, thematic learning opportunities for your child. Each federally funded magnet school offers specialized curriculum aligned to the school theme with student activities designed to promote academic excellence. The non-testing application is available for all District 30 students grades Kindergarten through 8. To learn more about magnet schools, arrange a tour or receive an application please call 718-759-4977.

Starlight Music Series - Hans Holzen Trio - Top of the Rock
February 06, 2013 - New York

Visit the 67th floor at Top of the Rock Observation Deck on February 6th, 14th, 20th & 27th to experience the winter music showcase. Enjoy live music while taking in the spectacular, 360-degree panorama of New York City. Wine and champagne from Brasserie Ruhlmann will also be available for purchase. The Starlight Music Series is free with the price of admission to Top of the Rock. For the musical lineup and to purchase tickets, visit topoftherocknyc.com or call (212) 698-2000.

Science Cafe featuring NYT bestselling author Dan Ariely - The Yale Club of New York, Grand Ballroom
February 06, 2013 - New York

Bestselling author, Dan Ariely, speaks about leading more sensible – if not rational– lives. One challenge is what’s good for us right now is often not what is good for us in the long term. For example, dieting and saving are not so much fun now, but good for the future. When faced with such tradeoffs, we often focus on the short term rather than long term goals and get ourselves into trouble. By understanding where we fall short, there are methods we can use to overcome our natural inclinations. RSVP today at www.fabbsfoundation.org/self-control or call 202-572-3023.

Songs of America: Art Garfunkel with Charles Grodin - Paley Center for Media
February 06, 2013 -

Art Garfunkel Charles Grodin Moderator: Bruce Fretts, Articles Editor, TV Guide 1969 America through the Eyes and Songs of Simon and Garfunkel Few documentaries were as controversial and evocative of the late sixties as Songs of America, featuring Simon and Garfunkel on tour and in the studio. Conceived and written by Charles Grodin, Paul Simon, and Art Garfunkel and directed by Charles Grodin in 1969, Songs of America used the duo's music in overtly political montages to comment on the turbulent times. So many classic Simon and Garfunkel tunes are heard or performed throughout this resonant journey, including "Homeward Bound," "The Boxer," "The Sound of Silence," and "Bridge Over Troubled Water." Following this rare public screening, Garfunkel and Grodin, who had worked together on the feature Catch-22, will discuss the making of their documentary and the controversy surrounding the sponsor, AT&T removing their name.

Priscilla Stuckey To Discuss Her Book - Bluestockings Bookstore
February 06, 2013 - New York

What kind of world have we created with the story of Earth as a machine? In Kissed by a Fox: And Other Stories of Friendship in Nature, writer, scholar, and Earth-advocate Priscilla Stuckey examines the mechanistic Western story about humans and nature, challenging preconceptions about economics, politics, and religion—and about ourselves. "[An] entertaining and emotionally resonant book." ––Publishers Weekly. "Priscilla Stuckey explores our Western spiritual and political choices and argues for a new approach to nature, all of it….an artful and engaging narrative." ––Story Circle Book Reviews Website for more info: priscillastuckey.com.

Modifying the Impact of Loss for Children in Divorce - New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
February 06, 2013 - Upper East Side

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute's Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis division launches the "Dialogues on..." series of discussions with leading child development experts. With the "Dialogues on..." series of discussions and Q&A, the NYC community has access to child development experts on relevant and pressing topics. The events are free and open to the public and are an integral part of NYPSI's commitment to community outreach. "Dialogues on..." events are geared towards professionals and parents who are involved with the care of children in the school and home environments. Educators, school administrators, community leaders, grandparents, and parents are welcome to attend. The "Dialogues on..." series is made possible by a generous donation to NYSPI from The Poses Family Foundation. Additional funding was received from The James and Judith K. Dimon Foundation in honor of Ms. Themis Dimon. Dr. Anna Balas is currently Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Payne Whitney Division of New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College. She is also on the faculty of, and a member of New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. Dr. Balas is a sought after instructor on trauma and child development for psychoanalytic candidates, residents, public/private school teachers, and parents. In addition, Dr. Balas has a longstanding interest in psychoanalysis as applied to the arts. Dr. Balas has a busy private practice for adult, adolescent and child psychiatry and psychoanalysis in Manhattan. Given the prevalence of separation and divorce, Dr. Balas has pondered at length on finding ways to help children master their experiences of loss when their own family divides up.

Mother 2 Mother Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health WIC Office
February 06, 2013 - Haverstraw

The Rockland County Department of Health invites new mothers and mothers-to-be to attend this monthly support group that offers help and information. The program is led by a certified lactation consultant who can help women with their questions and concerns. Babies and toddlers are welcome. The group is available in Spanish on February 20.

Icons of Funk - Highline Ballroom
February 06, 2013 - Manhattan

Leo Nocentelli ( The Meters) Guitarist, composer, founding member of the internationally known group The Meters! In their 41-year history, The Meters have grooved their way around the globe. They have toured with such talents as The Rolling Stones, and have been the rhythm for such diverse artists as Dr. John, Paul McCartney, Robert Palmer and Patti Labelle. Considered by many to be the founding fathers of funk, The Meters created a unique sound that lasted through the sixties and seventies and was reborn in the late eighties. Their trademark sound blends funk, blues, and dance grooves with a New Orleans vibe. Http://Www.Nocentelli.Com/ Fred Wesley (JB Horns. / P Funk) Trombonist, composer, arranger, bandleader and author known worldwide as one of the architects of funk music. Fred's work with Godfather of Soul James Brown in the 1970s established him as the world's funkiest trombone player. Today he fronts his own jazz-funk band, the New JBs, passes his expertise along to students and younger musicians around the world, and lends his fire to assorted artists across a broad musical spectrum. Http://Www.Funkyfredwesley.Com/ Stanton Moore (Galactic) Stanton Moore is a rock drummer raised in Metairie, Louisiana. Most widely known as a founding member of Galactic, Moore has also pursued a solo recording career (beginning with his 1998 debut All Kooked Out!) and recorded with bands as diverse as jazz-funk keyboardist Robert Walter and heavy metal act Corrosion of Conformity. He also travels internationally to teach New Orleans drumming, writes a regular column for drumming magazines, and releases instructional books and videos. Http://Www.Stantonmoore.Com/ and Bill Dickens & Mark Rechler

Robert Cuccioli - 54 Below
February 06, 2013 - New York

54 Below welcomes one of Broadway's most popular leading men to its stage for one night only. A Standard Love reflects Robert Cuccioli's love of music from ballad to swing through musical standards from the 30?s and 40?s, lending his rich voice to some of the most endearing American standards ever written, including "The Look of Love," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "How Do You Keep the Music Playing," and "Zing! Went the Strings of my Heart." Each song is part of a timeline that, as Robert says, "features an aspect of my own romantic life that resonates in my heart," of loving and losing and loving again. Robert currently appears in the dual role of Dr. Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin in the rock musical Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Of course, it was in another dual role that Broadway audiences first fell in love with him when he conquered Jekyll & Hyde!

Mother Goose Rhymes for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
February 07, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with walkers up to 24 months are invited to join the library for feltboard stories, Mother Goose rhymes, finger plays, creative movement with songs, a simple sticker craft, and bubbles. Thursdays through February 14. Pre-registration is required.

Storytime for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
February 07, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with children ages 24-36 months are invited to this introduction to storytime with simple picture book stories, finger plays, creative movement with music, and a themed coloring sheet. Thursdays through February 14. Pre-registration is required.

Mitzvah Makers - JCC Rockland
February 07, 2013 - West Nyack

Students in grades 8-12 are invited to a brainstorming session to help create community service projects. Participants will discuss various projects and review different charities to determine which ones to help.

Faces and Figures - Stamford Art Association
Through February 07, 2013 - Stamford

An open juried art exhibit for distinguished and creative expression depicting faces and figures at the Stamford Art Association. This year's juror is local artist and teacher, Eddie Nino. January 13 - February 7, 2013.

Language Immersion at LICM-Spanish - Long Island Children's Museum
February 07, 2013 - Garden City

Why not introduce another language to your child while they are young and receptive to new things? These Spanish workshops are drop in and do not require advance sign up. A different theme will be covered each week and a class project and song will be used to reinforce learning. Take home activities will also be distributed at the end of each class.

After School Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
February 07, 2013 - Manhasset

Longer stories and crazy crafts are all part of the fun. This is a drop-off class for children in K-2. Registration required.

Chess Instruction - Manhasset Public Library
February 07, 2013 - Manhasset

Learn to play chess or perfect your skills in these instructional sessions (Grades 2-6). All levels are welcome. Hosted by the Long Island Chess Nuts. Chess sets will be provided. Registration required.

British Invasions-Andrew Lloyd Webber with Dr. James Kolb - Manhasset Public Library
February 07, 2013 - Manhasset

Dr. James Kolb, Professor of Drama and Dance at Hofstra University discusses the work of Andrew Lloyd Webber whose career spans the last four decades of the 20th century and into the 21st, beginning with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, followed by Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, Starlight Express, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful Game and Love Never Dies. His work has been profoundly influenced by his family�s involvement in classical music, and his youthful enthusiasm for the American musical theatre.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 07, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can come in for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Bouncing Babies - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 07, 2013 - Garnerville

Non-walkers and their parent, grandparent, or caregiver are invited for rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 07, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 can hear stories in Spanish and English. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 07, 2013 -

The thoughtful Americana/roots/indie rock artist -- also known as Will Oldham -- brings his incredible songwriting and vocal talents to the Songbook series in this rare appearance.

Friendship Cookie Class - Celebrations In The Kitchen
February 07, 2013 - Hicksville

This is a fun-filled class devoted to creating your own Valentine-shaped cookies. Delicious cookie dough will be provided along with Valentine-shaped cookie cutters and special confections to decorate with. Give each of your special valentines a custom-made cookie that you have personally made for them. Celebrations in the Kitchen will even specially wrap it for you.

Yoga for Children - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 07, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Children ages 2-6 are invited to participate in this playful approach to yoga. Pre-registration is requested.

Teen Leadership - JCC Rockland
February 07, 2013 - West Nyack,

The JCC's Cathie Izen hosts this leadership and brainstorming meeting where teens can come together to create community service projects that help people locally, nationally, and internationally. Participants will review different charities to decide which ones to support. In the process, participants will develop communication and leadership skills, learn how to brainstorm, and enhance their compassion for others. Students in grades 7 and 8 meet at 7pm; students in grades 9-12 meet at 8pm.

Lego Club - White Plains Public Library
February 07, 2013 - White Plains

Children in grades 1 through 6 are invited to design and build their own structures using The Trove's Lego set.

Tales for Tails - The Field Library
February 07, 2013 - Peekskill

Children in Grade 1 and up are invited (with a parent) to read to a special dog. All volunteer dogs are certified through The Good Dog Foundation. Sign-up required.

Take a Free Practice SAT Test - Briarwood Library
February 07, 2013 - Briarwood

Teens can warm up for the test and find out how they would score. Get a realistic practice and try their hand at the types of questions they'll face on the actual exam. Participants receive a personalized score report pinpointing their strengths and weaknesses. Preregistration is required. Reserve a seat at PrincetonReview.com/Events or call 800-273-8439. This is event #87926.

Attraction or Distraction - Rosedale Library
February 07, 2013 - Rosedale

Girls ages 11-21 talk about some major distractions of the teen years, and how to prevent them from interfering with life goals.

Story Craft - Brooklyn Public Library, Pacific branch
February 07, 2013 - Park Slope

Create an arts and crafts project based on a story read aloud earlier in the session.

Lecture Series: Dinosaur Discoveries. The Rise and Alleged Demise of the Dinosaurs - Bruce Museum
February 07, 2013 - Greenwich

Lowell Dingus, PhD, Associate Research Curator, Vertebrate Paleontology Division, American Museum of Natural History, and Project Director, Yale Peabody Museum Great Hall, provides an overview of the evolution of dinosaurs, hypotheses about their extinction (e.g., mammals eating their eggs, meteor impact, volcanism), and finish by posing the question as to whether or not they are really extinct. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call the Museum at 203-413-6740 or email event date, your name and number of guests to [email protected]

Design and Create Your Own Jewelry with Yvette Powell - Rosedale Library
February 07, 2013 - Rosedale

Yvette Powell leads a workshop that guides children and teens through the process of designing and making jewelry, using their own style to create unique pieces. All materials are included; preregistration is required.

Brown Bag Lectures - Nassau County Museum of Art
February 07, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Bring a sandwich and enjoy lunch with friends as Museum Docent Riva Ettus presents an informative talk on Artists in America. Then join the 2pm public exhibition tour of this exhibition of more than 300 years of American Art. No reservations. First come, first seated.

Discovery of Art: Maxfield Parrish (2008) - Nassau County Museum of Art
February 07, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

A 45-minute film exploring the works of one of the greatest 20th-century American painters and illustrators, whose work was characterized by blue skies, pastoral landscapes and captivating figures. First come, first seated.

Ridge Kids Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
February 07, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Kids practice their writing skills in a focused workshop environment.

Ridge Kids Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
February 07, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Kids practice their writing skills in a focused workshop environment.

Chess Class - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
February 07, 2013 - Homecrest

Babies and toddlers enjoy stories, singing, and arts and crafts.

Teen Thursdays - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
February 07, 2013 - Yonkers

Hang out with Z, the teen librarian, create arts & crafts, play board games/PS3, take quizzes, enter a monthly raffle, and win small prizes at Bingo...and more. Something different every week. Open to tweens and teens, ages 12-19 in the Teen Scene.

Lunchtime Bird Walks in Central Park - American Museum of Natural History
February 07, 2013 - Upper West Side

Four Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21, and 28. Catch a glimpse of owls, songbirds, and woodpeckers in the woods, seed-eating birds in the fields, and multiple species of ducks and gulls in the lakes as ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species of New York City. Be sure to bring a pair of binoculars and wear comfortable shoes. Please note, this walk is more than an hour long over steps, slopes, and wood-chip paths. Walks start across from the Museum on the northeast corner of Central Park West and 77th Street. Walks are limited to 25 people per series. This program is part of the celebration of the reopening of the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial at the American Museum of Natural History.

Creature Feature - Connecticut Audubon Society
February 07, 2013 - Fairfield

Meet the Center's resident snakes closer than you ever have before. This interactive program is full of fun and interesting facts about what makes snakes unique. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Drum Workshop - Rochdale Village Library
February 07, 2013 - Jamaica

Make some noise at this hands-on drum and percussion workshop for teens with professional musician Tony Genovese.

Mini Musicians - South Norwalk Library
February 07, 2013 - South Norwalk

Children age 3-5 are invited to make music. The session includes singing, dancing, musical stories, and jamming with musical instruments. Children will learn basic musical concepts like rhythm, pitch, and tempo, while participating in fun, hands-on games and activities. The program is limited to 15 participants and registration is required. You can register online or call x 15903.

Integrating Movement with Learning: Sensory Processing and Neuron-Do® Martial Arts How and why can movement improve learning? - Norwalk City Hall
February 07, 2013 - Norwalk

Terri R. Epstein, an occupational therapist with a specialty in sensory integration, will explain sensory processing and the importance of sensory regulation for learning. She will discuss and demonstrate techniques that help regulate a child physically and ways to incorporate the concept of a "sensory diet" throughout the day -- at home and at school -- to allow children to be more present and available for learning. Dr. Douglas DeMassa will discuss how his brain-based martial art, Neuron-Do®, integrates physical movement with learning to help students improve attention, endurance, short-term memory skills, impulse control, time-on-task, visual tracking, balance, coordination, and self-confidence.

Get Into It! FREE - Stepping Stones Museum
February 07, 2013 - Norwalk

The museum stays open late with free admission and activities. An Open Arms program.

Meet the Tooth Fairy - Fairfield Public Library
February 07, 2013 - Fairfield

The Tooth Fairy will visit the Library to encourage good dental habits. Join this presentation with fairy dust, colorful visuals and songs.

Outsmarting Your Toddler with Love - Fairfield Public Library
February 07, 2013 - Fairfield

This Pathways to Parenting program offers tips on learning how to calm outbursts, stop most tantrums before they start, and build a loving and respectful relationship with your child.

MouseMuse presents Storytelling on the Green: Crimes and Misdemeanors - Fairfield Museum and History Center
February 07, 2013 - Fairfield

MouseMuse presents an evening featuring true ten-minute tales told by local storytellers. Tonight's theme is "Crimes and Misdemeanors;" stories of run-ins with the law, bureaucracy and the slow-turning wheels of justice. Tickets available for purchase at the door or online.

Cancer Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
February 07, 2013 - Park Slope

This group meets the first Thursday of every month for those who have survived and are currently being treated for cancer.

Wine Tasting Night - Paint Your Own Pottery
February 07, 2013 - Scarsdale

Moms can meet their friends, relax, and paint pottery while enjoying wines from around the world and painting wine goblets and coolers. Ages 21+. Reservations required.

Tiny Tots: 'Let's Discover Nature' Hour - Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
February 07, 2013 - Smithtown

Children ages 3-5 along with their parents discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. This week's theme is "To Nature With Love." All programs conducted on the north side of the park unless otherwise noted. Reservations required for all programs.

Raising Caring, Capable Kids with Habits of Mind Workshop - Bank Street Bookstore
February 07, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Join authors Lauren A. Carner, Ph.D and Angela Iadavaia-Cox for this informative workshop for parents, teachers, and other care-givers based on their book "Raising Capable, Caring Kids with Habits of Mind." This workshop includes a brief overview of what the habits of mind are, an in-depth discussion of some of these habits with a focus on how parents and caregivers alike can use them at home and school, with handouts and a Q&A session afterwards. "Raising Caring, Capable Kids with Habits of Mind" provides many engaging stories and examples for parents to their help children succeed and thrive in school as well as in life. There are practical tips that apply to daily life with children--for issues big and small-- everything from managing homework to resolving arguments between siblings to encouraging the reluctant child. This book breaks new ground in taking the Habits of Mind out of the classroom and into the home.

'Cinderella: The Oldest Story Ever Told' - Circle in the Square Theatre
February 07, 2013 - Midtown West

THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT. This multicultural version of Cinderella features interwoven tales from China, India, and Africa. In one of the stories there is a magic fish instead of a fairy godmother and in another Cinderella is a boy. You'll also meet a flying cow, an enchanted frog, a talking parrot, and a wise wizard. Following each performance there will be a Q&A with the cast members. Reservations required.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
February 07, 2013 - Upper West Side

Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world.

Artist Diploma Recital: Jie Yuan, piano - Willson Theater - The Juilliard School
February 07, 2013 - New York

Artist Diploma in Performance Recital Series. Jie Yuan, piano; Charles Yang and Julia Ahyoung Choi, violins; Jenni Gi H. Seo, viola; Jennifer Yunyoung Choi, cello; Sylvia Rosenberg, quintet coach. LIGETI Musica ricercata, Nos. 3, 8, and 10; SCHUBERT Four Impromptus, Op. 142; DVORÁK Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81. The Artist Diploma performers constitute the few highly gifted and experienced musicians selected to develop their artistry and professionalism in the ever-changing contemporary world. FREE; no tickets required.

Free Trial Classes - Long Island City School of Ballet
February 07, 2013 - Long Island City

Interested in learning dance? Trial classes available from Feb 3 through Feb 9 in Ballet, Tap, and Sportsdance for Boys. As well as Broadway and Imagine Dance. Call for reservations 718-781-1169. Full class schedule available on website.

Guild Hall presents Montauk School’s Word Up! Poetry Program - Guild Hall
February 07, 2013 - East Hampton

In this live poetry event, middle school students from Montauk school will read original works, selected poems, memorized works, and fellow students’ poems on the stage of the John Drew Theater. The students have been working in school with professional poets to learn how to write, revise and present their own original works of poetry.

Self-Portrait: Ricky Ian Gordon - Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium
February 07, 2013 - New York

The Dessoff Choirs’ Mid-Winter Festival, WORD•PLAY, continues on February 7 at 8pm with Self-Portrait: Ricky Ian Gordon at the Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 East 61th Street. This intimate evening features the award-winning composer-lyricist performing his music and sharing stories about his life and deep relationship with poetry. Gordon’s passion for poetry dates back to his childhood and has provided inspiration for a great deal of his works since. He describes his motivation to compose music set to poems, “I set poems to music because by doing so, they enter me like fresh water and they seem to clear away the cobwebs. It is like putting the right info into my hard drive as an antidote to all the spam. Poetry is often my savior.” His 2012 album, Silver Rain, is a compilation of songs he wrote set to the poetry of Langston Hughes, performed by soprano Nicole Cabell. A recent review in Gramophone said of the album, “In short, his songs are gems of concision and emotional directness.” TICKETS: $15-40, children under 12 free for all programs. For individual tickets, please visit dessoff.org, or call (212) 831-8224.

Inner Landscape: Martha Graham and the Surreal - Morgan Library & Museum
February 07, 2013 - New York

The Martha Graham Dance Company will dance three of Graham's masterworks that touch on surrealism and demonstrate how the choreographer made the workings of the mind visible in dance. A preview of Imperial Gesture (featuring Blakeley White-McGuire and premiering February 26 at The Joyce Theater); Every Soul is a Circus (with Katherine Crockett performing the lead); and "Moon" from Canticle for Innocent Comedians will be featured, along with commentary by the Company's Artistic Director, Janet Eilber.

The Letter - Dicapo Opera Theater
February 07, 2013 - New York

The New York premiere of an opera noir by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and libretto by noted critic-playwright-biographer Terry Teachout is next. The Letter is based on the classic Somerset Maugham play and short story filmed by Hollywood in 1940. Set in Malaya, The Letter tells the dramatic story of the adulterous wife of a British plantation manager who shoots her faithless lover dead, then tries to escape hanging by lying about her crime -- a story with a surprising outcome.

Eric Michael Gillet - 54 Below
February 07, 2013 - New York

Award-winning vocalist, director and Broadway actor (The Frogs, Sweet Smell of Success, Kiss Me, Kate) Eric Michael Gillett uses the wit and wisdom of Lorenz Hart to remind us all that, though love can be experienced with abandon, to be careless with the heart can also have a price. George Balanchine called Lorenz Hart the "Shelley of America," his lyrics rank with the greatest romantic poetry of all time. Though he, himself, was unlucky in love, his writing casts a spell that will always survive the test of time, inspiring generations of lovers to come to follow their hearts.

Gymboree Dance Party - Gymboree Play & Music of Scarsdale
February 07, 2013 - Scarsdale

Do the moon walk and sing ther ABC's with your little one at The Jacksons' Dance Party. Bop out to the music of The Jackson 5, Janet, and the King of Pop - Michael! Enjoy this family-friendly dance party for children, mobile to age 5 years! No reservation needed.

Josh Groban - Barnes & Noble - Fifth Avenue
February 07, 2013 - Manhattan

Mr. Groban will be signing his new CD "All that Echoes". Line forms outside front entrance. CDs available at the cash registers starting 9AM, day of the event. Customers are required to purchase the CD(s) at the event/store to receive wristband.

Thursday Happy Hour - The Chandelier Room
February 07, 2013 - Hoboken

All Night Happy Hour - $4 Beers, $5 Wines, $150 Bottle Specials, $100 Moet Specials. Music by Raphael Valentino spinning Open Format. Admission: Everyone free on Eric Virgil's guestlist Doors Open at 5.30pm Dresscode: Dress to impress Age: 21 and over. To rsvp or more information, text Eric Virgil 917-664-2686, email [email protected], or go to www.ericvirgil.com

THROUGH OUR EYES: Three Decades of EVC Youth Documentaries - Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater
February 07, 2013 - New York

Spanning three decades worth of extraordinary work, the EVC Retrospective Series captures moments in New York’s history through the fresh, but unblinking eyes of emerging teen filmmakers. Two shorts examine the lasting effect of racial and ethnic stereotypes in the media, while a third looks for common ground between African-Americans and Jews following the '91 riots.

'Legally Blonde, The Musical' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
February 08, 2013 - Irvington

Presented by The Clocktower Players Teen Troupe. A funny, romantic comedy about knowing who you are and showing what you've got. When sorority star Elle Woods' boyfriend dumps her for someone "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Snow Date: Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2pm.

Ultimate Fitness for Kids with Special Needs - 14th Street Y
Through February 08, 2013 - East Village

A total body fitness class for kids ages 10-14 who are on the autism spectrum. Kids will learn how to exercise in a safe and fun way. The Ultimate Fitness program encourages a supportive atmosphere through a variety of exercises designed to increase physical fitness and promote teamwork. Activities include obstacle courses, exercise circuits, relay races, and lots of fun, team-related games. This class is part of the 14th Street Y's Kol Program, which hosts several weekend classes for kids with special needs. The program is geared for children on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum and children with communication and language delays. For more information or to receive an application, contact Amanda Kayam at [email protected] or 646-395-4339.

Picture Book Time - Hempstead Library
February 08, 2013 - Hempstead

The program includes stories, songs, animal friends, and fun.

Rigoletto - Metropolitan Opera
February 08, 2013 -

Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi's towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960 -- an ideal setting for this eternal conflict of depravity and innocence. Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke, Zeljko Lucic is his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau sings Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda. Michele Mariotti conducts.

AL KOOPER 69th BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through February 08, 2013 - New York

Al Kooper once again returns to B.B. King Blues Club to celebrate his birthday in grand fashion. A legendary keyboardist, songwriter, and producer, Kooper appeared on Bob Dylan's classic albums Highway 61 Revisited (1965) and Blonde on Blonde (1966), and he produced New Morning for Dylan in 1970. He also toured as a member of Dylan's band off and on over the years. He was a member of the influential group The Blues Project from 1965 to 1967, and he formed Blood, Sweat & Tears in 1967, remaining with the group for its debut album Child Is Father to the Man (1968). Kooper was also the principal songwriter for both bands. As if all of that weren't enough, he also appeared on and produced 1968's platinum Super Session album with Mike Bloomfield and Stephen Stills.

Sweetheart Princess Ball - New Jersey Children's Museum
February 08, 2013 - Paramus

Bring your little sweetheart to the museum for an early Valentine's Day celebration with her favorite princess. Cinderella, Arielle, Belle, Snow White, Jasmine, and Sleeping Beauty will all be at the party to dance, sign autographs, and pose for pictures. Tickets include a hot dinner, beverage, desert buffet, and dancing to the music of DJ Polka Dot. Reservations are required; call 201-262-2638 x10.

LEZ ZEPPELIN, Unplugged - Highline Ballroom
February 08, 2013 - Manhattan

Lez Zeppelin, the New York City-based all-girl band, has gained worldwide critical acclaim for the musicianship, passion, and gender-bending audacity it brings to the music of Led Zeppelin.

BLOWOFF, ft. the DJ sounds of Bob Mould & Richard Morel - Highline Ballroom
February 08, 2013 - Manhattan

Bob Mould and Richard Morel's Blowoff is a DJ event that has become a premier destination for a wide cross-section of appreciative music fans. Originating in 2003 in Washington, DC's Velvet Lounge, Blowoff started as a musical collaboration between Mould and Morel. The two DJ in tandem, laying down a signature mix of indie rock, electro, and house, accented by a series of artfully eye-popping vignettes projected throughout the club.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - First United Methodist Church
February 08, 2013 - Amityville

Step-by-step, your child can learn to draw animals, landscapes, people and masterworks while they experiment with chalk and oil pastels, watercolors and markers.

Chinese Cooking Class for Teens - Manhasset Public Library
February 08, 2013 - Manhasset

Teens in grades 7-12 will learn how to make chinese food and have fun doing so.

Like Cat and Dogs: The Innermost Hopes and Hates of our Beloved Pets - Manhasset Public Library
February 08, 2013 - Manhasset

Live theater starring Debbie Starker and David Houston in a humorous one-hour performance reading in the style of Radio Drama with music and effects. The performance features classics from Thurber's Pet Department and Eliot's Practical Cats, glimpses of Mehitabel, an occasional absurdity from Ogden Nash, and outrageous snatches from such recent tomes as Cat-echisms, and How to Raise a Jewish Dog.

Wii Play - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
February 08, 2013 - Haverstraw

Students in grades 1-6 can challenge themselves and their friends on the Wii.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 08, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids are invited to bring their own Legos or use the library's to make something special. For ages 4-12. Fridays through May 17 other than March 29.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 08, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-7 are invited for stories, crafts, and more. _re-registration is required. Fridays through May 17 other than March 29.

Fun Wii Fridays - Hollis Library
February 08, 2013 - Hollis

Calling all teens! Enjoy an afternoon for lots of socializing and Wii games.

Visitor Day - Cornerstone Christian School
February 08, 2013 - New City

Rockland's only Christian elementary school, serving kindergarden through 6th grade, invites prospective parents to visit the school and learn about its programs.

Benefit Concert for the Clarkstown Family Resource Center - Link Elementary School
February 08, 2013 - New City

The Bossy Frog hosts this a PJ party, performance, and fundraiser for the Clarkstown Family Resource Center, a non-profit that runs programs for the Clarkstown Central School District Community. The first 25 families to register get a free Bossy Frog CD.

Tot Shabbat - Temple B'nai Torah
February 08, 2013 - Wantagh

The community is invited to join Rabbi Marci Bellows, Cantor Steven Sher, Gail Goldstein and Emily Altman for this, special early childhood Shabbat experience of singing, and storytelling.

Meet Curious George - Barnes & Noble at Palisades Center
February 08, 2013 - West Nyack

Come meet Curious George, one of the most famous children's book characters of all time, and hear stories about this curious little monkey and his adventures.

Game Day - Sunnyside Library
February 08, 2013 - Sunnyside

Enjoy some friendly competition at this weekly game program for tweens and teens. Play Monopoly, checkers, chess, Connect 4, Uno, and more.

Winter Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
February 08, 2013 - West Nyack

Jill will help artists of all ages design winter or holiday-themed crafts. Make something special for Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, or Passover. Selection includes jewelry boxes, candy dishes, mugs, plates, and more. Pieces can be taken home that day or left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Seder dishes are available for an additional fee. Pre-registration is requested. Workshops will be held each Friday throughout the month.

Valentine Crafts - Whitestone Library
February 08, 2013 - Whitestone

Enjoy making a craft for that special someone in the family. Participants will make 3-D Valentine cards, finger puppet hearts, and more.

Valentine Jewelry Design for Tweens - Langston Hughes Library
February 08, 2013 - Corona

Tweens ages 8-13 will learn how to make jewelry as a gift for themselves or someone they love this Valentine season.

First Friday at Chabad - Shabbat in Iceland - Chabad of the Rivertowns
February 08, 2013 - Dobbs Ferry

Family sabbath services followed by a sit down dinner. Enjoy Icelandic treats and atmosphere. RSVP necessary; online chabadrt.org or call at 693-6100.

Teen/Tween Night at the Larchmont LEGO-FEST - Larchmont Village Center
February 08, 2013 - Larchmont

At LegoFest, discover and explore an entire Lego world created by professional Lego artists. The visually interactive, 300-square-foot display will be bursting with whimsical scenes, hidden surprises, Seek-and-Find Challenges, Lego-Building Events, and a variety of premium Lego sets for raffle. Tickets for Tween/Teen Night (ages 12-18) can only be purchased online at friendsoflarchmontlibrary.org/legofest. There will be food and a host of activities and events geared specifically to teens. LegoFest is a fundraiser for Friends of the Larchmont Public Library, sponsored by BlocStudio Design + Construction, Rolling Stone Masonry Ltd., The Lazy Gardener, and Julia B Fee Sotheby's.

Movie Night - School Daze - Bruce Museum
February 08, 2013 - Greenwich

In celebration of Black History Month, the museum shows Spike Lee's movie about about fraternity and sorority members clashing with other students at a historically black college during homecoming weekend. It also touches upon issues of real and perceived racism related to skin-tone bias and hair quality within the African-American community. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
February 08, 2013 - Garden City

It's music, music, music. Musical instruments and catchy sing-along songs get the youngest children to move their bodies.

Robert Motherwell: Storming the Citadel (2010) - Nassau County Museum of Art
February 08, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

A 55-minute film that profiles Motherwell in the context of Modernism through archival footage, photographs and film clips and also reviews the origins of Abstract Expressionism along with its links to Surrealism. First come, first seated.

Movies - Brooklyn Public Library, Mapleton branch
February 08, 2013 - Mapleton

Kids enjoy an after-school movie.

Teen and Tween Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Stone Avenue branch
February 08, 2013 - Brownsville

Teens and tweens gather for books, games, music, homework, and socializing.

David Cassidy Live - Tarrytown Music Hall
February 08, 2013 - Tarrytown

"I Think I Love You" became the mantra of a generation when David Cassidy became a megastar with the chart-topping hit from "The Partridge Family." A performing and recording phenom by the time he was 20, David Cassidy is still thrilling audiences today across the country and around the world. He broke audience records in arenas from Madison Square Garden to Australia's Cricket Stadium, had a fan club with membership that exceeded that of the Beatles or Elvis Presley, and continues to entertain three generations of ardent fans. An awesome Moms' Night Out!

'The Color Purple - The Musical About Love - White Plains Performing Arts Center
February 08, 2013 - White Plains

A soul-stirring musical based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the film by Steven Spielberg. Set to a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, "The Color Purple" is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love, and a celebration of life. Adapted for the stage by Marsha Norman, with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Directed by Jeremy Quinn with musical direction by Stephen Ferri.

'Around the World in 80 Days' - Quick Center for the Arts
February 08, 2013 - Fairfield

Verne's famous tale of ships, trains, and caravans takes place in 1872 and follows the eccentric hero, Phileas Fogg, as he races across continents and oceans, dodging death, storms, and detectives, attempting to circle the world against the clock.

Parent Survival Night - The Little Gym of Westport
February 08, 2013 - Westport

This 3 hour drop off program for children from 3 years old-12 years old (potty trained children only) offers gym activates, food and snack, as well as a craft.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
February 08, 2013 - Peekskill

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and fun. Interactive, drop-in storytime for tots ages 2 and older with a caregiver.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
February 08, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The Moxie Spot combines its comfy food with a program of short movies and a family-friendly feature. Check website for movie titles.

The Lounge - Wilton Library
February 08, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades 1 and up are invited to play video games on the Library's Wii system. Comfortable seating will be available. Caregivers must remain in the building for children under age 12. No registration.

Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
February 08, 2013 - Staten Island

Make some delicious Red Velvet cupcakes.

Family Dance Party - Fairfield Public Library
February 08, 2013 - Fairfield

An after -hours dance party for families with children of all ages.

�Arnie Gruber Sings My Funny Valentine and other Great Songs,� - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
February 08, 2013 - Dix Hills

W.C. FIELDS and MAE WEST WEEKEND - Bay Street Theatre
February 08, 2013 - Sag Harbor

Rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, Flower Belle Lee is run out of Little Bend. On the train she meets con man Cuthbert J. Twillie and pretends to marry him for "respectability."

Family Adventures: Legends of the Winter Sky - Connetquot River State Park Preserve
February 08, 2013 - Oakdale

Discover how stars form and the legends behind these twinkly lights in the sky. Bring binoculars. Call for reservations.

Parent's Night Out - Tumbling Tunes
February 08, 2013 - East Northport

Children 6 months-8 years old can play on the gymnastics equipment, use music instruments, ride on toys, make a craft, dress up, pretend play, read a book or hang out in the baby corner.

Nature Tales! - Suffolk County Environmental Center
February 08, 2013 - Islip

Join Jane Lewis for an exploration of the natural world through books. Ages 18 months to 5 with an accompanying adult.

'The Mark of Zorro' - The New Victory Theater
February 08, 2013 - Times Square

En garde! as the legendary swashbuckler swings his way to justice through the innovative eyes of acclaimed Scottish theater company Visible Fictions. A magnetic trio of actors performs every role in "The Mark Of Zorro," a timeless tale about a mysterious masked avenger, conjuring up all the fast-paced drama, sharp wit, and nail-biting suspense of an action flick. Employing playful props and physical ingenuity, the talented troupe whizzes through a multitude of friends and foes faster than Zorro can swoosh his sword. With high-speed horse chases, rooftop battles and a forbidden romance, this rollicking rendition of a classic story is the perfect adventure for your young heroes.

'Cinderella: The Oldest Story Ever Told' - Circle in the Square Theatre
February 08, 2013 - Midtown West

THIS SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT. This multicultural version of Cinderella features interwoven tales from China, India, and Africa. In one of the stories there is a magic fish instead of a fairy godmother and in another Cinderella is a boy. You'll also meet a flying cow, an enchanted frog, a talking parrot, and a wise wizard. Following each performance there will be a Q&A with the cast members. Reservations required.

Restaurant Week Menu - Elevate Restaurant & Lounge
Through February 08, 2013 - New York

During NYC's celebration of its great restaurants, Elevate -- featuring New American cuisine with a Japanese twist in the Wyndham Garden Chinatown -- will offer a 3-course prix-fixe Brunch menu ($18) and 3-course prix-fixe dinner menu ($38).

Post-Hurricane Discussion added to Training- The Clinical Assessment and Treatment of Preschool Mood Disorders with Dr. Joan Luby - Adelphi University Alumni House
February 08, 2013 - Garden City

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the East Coast of the U.S. and severely impacted the lives of millions of people on Long Island and in the tri-state area. Many of those affected are very young children who have lost their belongings, daily structure, and a sense of security and safety. These young children have been displaced from their homes, preschools and daycare. Many of their important relationships have been disrupted. The stress of such sudden, overwhelming and unexpected loss can be traumatizing. Very young children must make sense of the loss as well as adjust to their "new normal." Preschool children who already live with mood disorders will have compounded challenges and be more complicated for their parents, teachers and clinicians to understand and help. Recent research has estimated that as many as 1-2 percent of all preschoolers in the United States are clinically depressed. It is difficult to admit that a toddler can suffer from a mood disorder, let alone have the knowledge to recognize and treat it. Symptoms for very young children do not fit neatly into a well-defined disorder category as they do for teens and adults. While there is a developing body of empirical data validating depression in the preschool period, there remains a great deal of confusion and uncertainty amongst experts on whether bipolar disorder may arise in a young child and if so how to differentiate it from depression, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, or simply a difficult home or school environment. In this workshop, the instructor will present developmentally appropriate clinical techniques used for the mental health assessment of mood disorders in preschool children. She will also review up-to-date research on these techniques. This will be discussed in the context of the developmental theory about depression in young children. In addition, the instructor will address the clinical characteristics of preschool onset depression and how to differentiate it from normative extremes of mood and other early onset disorders. Participants will learn how to appropriately assess and identify symptoms of depression in preschool children (aged 3-6). Finally, the instructor will present a novel conceptual model that may be used in dyadic psychotherapeutic approaches for the treatment of preschool depression. Joan Luby, M.D., is a Professor of Child Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and founder and director of the Washington University School of Medicine Early Emotional Development Program (EEDP). The EEDP is a clinical research program that focuses on the study and treatment of affective disorders in preschool age children. Her clinical work and research focuses more specifically on infant/preschool mood disorders, particularly depression, clinical characteristics, biological markers and alterations in the emotional development of young children associated with early onset mood disorders. More recently, these studies have extended into investigations of alterations in brain development in children with early onset depression. Dr. Luby's research include the first large scale empirical studies that have established the criteria for identification, validation and clinical characteristics as well as longitudinal course of depressive syndromes in the preschool age group. Dr. Luby chairs the infancy committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and has published extensively on the issue of preschool mood disorders and young child psychopathology. Recognizing that resources are very stretched in the aftermath of the hurricane, but knowing the critical importance of this information for working with preschoolers is more pressing than ever, the Institute for Parenting is offering this training at a reduced cost of $65 per person.

Free Trial Classes - Long Island City School of Ballet
February 08, 2013 - Long Island City

Interested in learning dance? Trial classes available from Feb 3 through Feb 9 in Ballet, Tap, and Sportsdance for Boys. As well as Broadway and Imagine Dance. Call for reservations 718-781-1169. Full class schedule available on website.

Process, Powers, and Lessons for the Future: 25 Years of New York City Charter Revisions - New York Law School
February 08, 2013 - New York

2013 will mark nearly 25 years since the 1989 revisions of the NYC Charter that fundamentally changed NYC government. As NYC prepares to elect a new mayor, this event will examine the allocation of powers under the 1989 Charter, draw lessons from recent Charter Commissions, and discuss the role of Charter revisions for the future of NYC government. Featuring a keynote by NYC Corporation Counsel Michael A. Cardozo and panel discussions with NYC Charter Revision Commission Chairs and others who have been involved in NYC Charter revisions. Includes continental breakfast. Registration (free) required.

Restaurant Week Menu - Le Cirque
Through February 08, 2013 - New York

The stunning restaurant will be offering special Winter Restaurant Week for lunch ($25) and dinner ($38). Main course options include Seared Merlu, Roasted Berkshire Pork Loin, Seared Atlantic Salmon, Flounder "Le Cirque," and Braised Short Ribs. Click here to view the full menu. Tax and gratuity not included.

Restaurant Week Menu - Circo
Through February 08, 2013 - New York

Circo will be offering special Winter Restaurant Week for lunch ($25) and dinner ($38). Main course options include Ravioli di Mamma Egi (ricotta di bufala, spinach ravioli, butter, sage), Salmone alla Griglia (white bean ragu, zucchine, tomato brodo), Spezzatino di Cinghiale (wild boar stew, creamy polenta), and Pollo (Amish organic brick pressed chicken, roasted brussel sprouts, pancetta, cipolline onions, Tuscan potatoes). Click here for more information. Tax and gratuity not included.

Naked Soul Concert Series - Nicole Atkins - Rubin Museum of Art
February 08, 2013 - New York

Nicole Atkins has the sort of elegant, super-sized voice that belongs to an earlier era. With her throaty vibrato and lushly orchestrated pop songs, she brings to mind a blend of Roy Orbison, Loretta Lynn and Jenny Lewis.

Krewella - Pacha NYC
February 08, 2013 - New York

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Passion Pit - Madison Square Garden
February 08, 2013 - Midtown

Following their sophomore album, Gossamer, Passion Pit will hit the road and perform.

Ryan Martin Live - Union Hall
February 08, 2013 - Brooklyn

Hailing from Los Gatos, California Ryan Martin’s musical journey kicked off as a teenager playing electric guitar. After several stints in different bands over time and experiences influencing more of a rock and folk musical direction, Ryan Martin and his current seven piece band have quickly evolved into a staple slated to make an indelible mark on the industry. Come see him perform tracks from his debut album For All The Beautiful Losers live on February 8th at Union Hall! Show starts at 9:00pm.

Will Calhoun's Native Lands Trio - Brooklyn Academy of Music
February 08, 2013 - Brooklyn

Will Calhoun earned renown as the explosive drummer of the Grammy Award-winning rock-funk-metal band Living Colour. His 2005 project, Native Lands, offered an antidote to jazz cliches, inviting artists like Pharaoh Sanders, Mos Def, Stanley Jordan, and Kevin Eubanks into the studio. With the Native Lands Trio, Calhoun carries that torch further, infusing tight jazz ensemble playing with touches of hip-hop, dance music, and other styles.

Board Games - Finkelstein Memorial Library
February 08, 2013 - Spring Valley

Children ages 5-12 years old can challenge themselves and their friends on their chosen board games.

AMC Immortal Love Pop-Up Experience - 530 Fifth Avenue
February 08, 2013 - Midtown West

From February 8-10, AMC celebrates the Valentine's Day premieres of two new unscripted series, "Freakshow" and "Immortalized," through the Immortal Love pop-up experience. Located at 530 Fifth Ave. and open to the public from 12-6pm, the installation will be anchored by all things bizarre and unique including eccentric entertainers, human wonders, mind-bending taxidermy displays, tantalizing interactive content, and will feature celebrated fashion designer Cesar Galindo's "Life Suspended" couture collection. For more information on the cable network's two new series, visit amctv.com.

Parents Night Out - Gymboree Play & Music of Scarsdale
February 08, 2013 - Scarsdale

Date night! Drop your little one off for two-and-a-half hours of Gymboree fun! Children age 3-5 years will be kept busy with structured gym activities, story time, crafts, and pizza dinner. Trained instructors engage your little one while you enjoy an evening out. Call 914-472-0192 to reserve your spot.

Silas Fermoy LIVE - Pianos NYC
February 08, 2013 - New York

Come join the sly cats of Silas Fermoy at Pianos on February 8, to bless your ears with tunes from their debut EP, Chapters.

Silas Fermoy Live - Pianos
February 08, 2013 - New York

Indie Rock band Silas Fermoy will perform live at Pianos on February 8th, 2013

School Breaks Open House - BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
February 09, 2013 - Brooklyn

Grow your child's creativity at BAX. Get a chance to see the space, meet the program director, ask questions & REGISTER. 2013 Summer Arts Program Registration opens then too, so make sure to come by and secure your slot! We know you have a creative, curious child at home. Look no further for a fun way for them to spend their time away from school! Our School Breaks Programs offer a host of arts specialties, including Circus, Drama, Tumbling, Dance, Musical Theatre, Visual Arts, and Film, all of which are led by our excellent specialist teaching artists. For more information visit http://youth.bax.org/school-breaks-open-house. President’s Week: February 18 & 19 | Spring Break: March 25-29 & April 1-2. For children currently enrolled in grades K-5. For more information on our President’s Week & Spring Break Arts Program, visit http://youth.bax.org/presidents-week-and-spring-break-arts-program/ Summer Arts Program | July 1-August 16 - For children entering grades K-6 For more information on our Summer Arts Program stay tuned to http://youth.bax.org/summer. For Financial Aid information for all youth programs at BAX, visit http://youth.bax.org/financial-aid.

Business of Pet Writing Conference - Hotel Pennsylvania
February 09, 2013 - New York

The Fifth Annual Business of Pet Writing Conference will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Hotel Pennsylvania. At our conference, pet writing enthusiasts will have the opportunity to rub elbows with the premiere people in publishing, social media, veterinary and animal-related industries. For more information about the pet writing conference, visit: www.petwritingconference.com.

'Legally Blonde, The Musical' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
February 09, 2013 - Irvington

Presented by The Clocktower Players Teen Troupe. A funny, romantic comedy about knowing who you are and showing what you've got. When sorority star Elle Woods' boyfriend dumps her for someone "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Snow Date: Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2pm.

Lolli-Pops Concert: Who's Got The Beat? - The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
February 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Bang the Lion has lost his beat. How will he find it? The Lolli-Pops gang, guest conductor James Judd, and audiences will help him. Children will join Bang, Buzz the Bee, Toot the Bird and Bow the Panda as they explore New York, finding that the beat is everywhere.

Celebrating Lunar New Year: The Year of the Snake @ The Met - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Come to the museum to celebrate the Year of the Snake with performances, interactive gallery activities, and art-making workshops for all ages.

Lunar New Year - Asia Society New York
February 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Asia Society rings in the Year of the Snake with performances and traditional craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia. Don't miss the lion dance and kung fu demonstration.

Ebony Hillbillies - Flushing Town Hall
February 09, 2013 - Flushing

One of the last black string bands in the U.S., The Ebony Hillbillies keep an important legacy alive with a rootsy, homegrown style of All American Music - Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Rock + Roll and Country. Inspiring heartstring tugs and toe-taps in fans of all types of music using Violin, Mountain Dulcimer, Banjo, Washboard, percussion, bones and vocals.

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 09, 2013 - NY

NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA Doors: 11am - Show: 12pm Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip $40 adv, $42.50 door STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of "Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be".

Comic Books and Manga - Hempstead Library
February 09, 2013 - Hempstead

Join in for an instructional series on how to create and publish your own comics and manga. Attendees will learn much more than just drawing: Highlights include organizing art tools, developing characters and storylines, and prepping the final product for publication. This free program is open to adults and high school students. Registration at the Reference Desk is required.

L'Elisir d'Amore - Metropolitan Opera
February 09, 2013 -

Approximate running time 2 hrs. 41 min. Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani star in one of the greatest comic gems in opera, as the fickle Adina and her besotted Nemorino. Bartlett Sher, whose previous productions of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Le Comte Ory, and Les Contes d'Hoffmann have delighted Met audiences, guides this lively staging, where surface charm will meet with real emotion. Mariusz Kwiecien is the blustery sergeant Belcore; Ambrogio Maestri and Erwin Schrott share the role of Dulcamara, the loveable quack and dispenser of the elixir. Maurizio Benini conducts.

Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
February 09, 2013 -

The Met's hit production of Bizet's Carmen stars Anita Rachvelishvili, who made a sensational Met debut in the title role in 2010. "With her smoldering, earthy sexuality, she is ideal for the role" of the sultry gypsy (New York Times). Rising tenor Yonghoon Lee is Don Jose, whose doomed love for Carmen destroys them both. Kate Royal is the loyal Micaela and Teddy Tahu Rhodes sings the swaggering bullfighter Escamillo. Michele Mariotti conducts in his Met debut.

Tot Shabbat Service - Montebello Jewish Center
February 09, 2013 - Suffern

Montebello Jewish Center invites families with young children to this monthly, Saturday morning "tot Shabbat" service. Through interactive songs, games, stories, and other experiences, young children will learn prayers, explore Torah stories and Jewish holidays, and have fun.

Junior Engineer: Dig It - New York Transit Museum
February 09, 2013 - Brooklyn

Archeological treasures have been discovered during subway tunnel construction. Kids work together to dig up artifacts from our makeshift excavation site.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Indoor Golf Classic - The DoubleTree Hotel
February 09, 2013 - Tarrytown

The Indoor Golf Classic (IGC) has been a unique fundraising event for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for over 20 years. The IGC offers our guests the opportunity to play a round of mini golf inside a hotel. After golf, there will be a dinner, followed by a silent auction and raffle. Earlier in the day, The Putt for a Cause Jr. event allows 5-13 year olds (accompanied by a parent) to play indoor golf, then enjoy a lunch and chance auction. Both the junior and adult events are fun experiences that provide a great time for participants while raising money and awareness for LLS. For more information, visit wch.golf.llsevent.org or contact Oliver Wade at [email protected]

Storytime: Valentines Day - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
February 09, 2013 - West Nyack

Barnes & Noble hosts a special event to celebrate the holiday of love. Children are invited to hear The Perfect Hug by Joanna Walsh and Judi Abbot. This fabulous, feel-good picture book is simply bursting with the cuddliest, snuggliest, most perfect hugs. This special event also includes fresh-baked cookies and a Valentines Day craft.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'The Last Mimzy' - Jacob Burns Film Center
February 09, 2013 - Pleasantville

In this family-friendly, science-fiction adventure, the lives of a brother and sister are transformed by a box of mysterious objects they find. After being around the objects, the kids develop a host of mind-blowing new skills, and ultimately even have to use their new-found powers to do nothing less than prevent the end of the world. 2007. 96 mins. PG.

Geology Fair - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
February 09, 2013 - Cornwall

Come to the Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center for some rockin'fun and facts with the Orange County Mineral Society. Rock and Gem specimens will be on exhibit as well as NY State Fossils. Children can excavate their own rock specimens. Refreshments available for purchase. For adults and children ages 5 and older.

'The Paper Bag Players Saddles And Sunshine' - Symphony Space
February 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

There is nothing like an old-fashioned "Western Welcome" to get a show off to a rousing start. When The Paper Bag Players cowboys and cowgirls gallop onto the stage in the all-new show, "The Paper Bag Players Saddles And Sunshine," singing and wishing you a great big "Howdy!," you'll be up on your feet clapping and singing along. "The Paper Bag Players Saddles And Sunshine" combines funny stories, charming characters, lively music, dancing, and lots of opportunities for the audience to be a part of the fun. Created especially for children 4 though 8 years old, there is enough fun in this show to entertain the entire family. And, Ted, Laura, Amy, Kevin, and John at the electric piano are all back to guarantee every moment is full of theatrical magic.

BEAUTY and The BEAST - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
February 09, 2013 - Bridgeport

Writer and director Maria Vee's comical and modernized version of the classic musical takes place long ago in an unusual and far away land, where a bullying Prince and his entire castle have been put under a magical enchantment. Close by in the French village of Fromagerie-by-the Sea, Beauty ? who likes to be called B- is bored with village life but finds unexpected adventures when she becomes a prisoner in the Prince's outlandish castle.

VALENTINE'S DAY CARD CREATIONS - Skyscraper Museum
February 09, 2013 - New York

Give that special someone a structural smooch with a homemade skyscraper card. We’ll show you the best way to climb your way to the top of his or her heart! All ages.

How Did They Do That? - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Learn hands-on how works of art were created. Back to back 30-minute sessions run all afternoon.

Sleeping Beauty - Studio Theatre
February 09, 2013 - Lindenhurst

The emphasis is on comedy in this musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Characters such as Chester the Jester, Typsy the Gypsy and the Royal Magician keep the laughs coming. And there's the evil Thornberry, who puts the curse on Princess Elaine and the brave Prince Dauntless who battles the fire-breathing dragon to break the magic spell.

Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for the Family - The Morgan Library & Museum
February 09, 2013 - Midtown East

In a combination of games and art projects inspired by the exhibition 'Drawing Surrealism,' artists and educators Nicole Haroutunian and Lisa Libicki will introduce the entire family to the playful side of surrealism. Families will explore automatic drawing, frottage, collage, decalcomania, and collaborative chance drawing, all techniques made famous by Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Rene Magritte, and many other artists whose works are on view in the exhibition.

Pinkalicious - The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
February 09, 2013 - Bellmore

This is the tale, based on the popular book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, of Pinkalicious, who can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament. Meet and greet the cast after the show. Reserve tickets online or by phone.

STEPHANIE BLYTHE: WE'LL MEET AGAIN-THE SONGS OF KATE SMITH - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 09, 2013 - New York

Stephanie Blythe's captivating mezzo-soprano voice has enthralled audiences in major opera houses around the world, including her appearance in the Ring cycle at the Metropolitan Opera this season. She returns to Songbook with a personal tribute to the American popular music icon Kate Smith.

Seasonal Scavenger Hunt - Tenafly Nature Center
February 09, 2013 - Tenafly

Families will get a set of clues to help solve active nature riddles along the Nature Center trails. Each family will need to work as a team to complete the hunt and receive a small prize. This program is intended for adults and children 4 and up. In case of inclement weather the program will be cancelled.

Anime Club - Rockville Center Library
February 09, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Kids in Grades 7 to 12 watch and discuss computer animated creations and sometimes draw their own.

Community Service: Mardi Gras Masks - Rockville Center Library
February 09, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Kids in Grades 7 to 12 will help little kids make masks to celebrate Mardi Gras. Community Service hours will be awarded. Register at the Children�s Reference Desk, or call 766-6257x6.

Crafts For Kids - Cupcake Corner
February 09, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Bring your kids to the bakery/cafe for a free craft. Reservations not required. Craft changes every weekend. Craft takes anywhere from 15-45 minutes to complete depending upon the age of the child. Parents can enjoy lunch while their kids do activities.

GARY PUCKETT & THE UNION GAP - BB King's Blues Club & Grill
February 09, 2013 -

Gary Puckett & The Union was one of the most successful musical groups of the sixties. Gary's unmistakable signature voice garnered six consecutive gold records and sold more records in 1968 than any other recording act, including The Beatles.

THE ROLLING TONES - Lucille's
February 09, 2013 - New York

Valentine Paper Making - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
February 09, 2013 - Glen Cove

Make a beautiful Valentine using recycled paper and dried flowers.

Story Songs with Debbie and Friends - Long Island Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Garden City

This full-band performance takes you on a joyful jaunt through a variety of styles, from straight-ahead pop, to country, to rock, to reggae. This family concert will include Debbie and Friends songs and some classic favorites, delivered by a cast of top-shelf musicians. Get ready for some sing-along, dance-along, laugh-along fun.

Happy Hearts - Long Island Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Garden City

Come make an enjoyable Valentine's Day craft with your family. Use cupcake liners, fun heart shapes, and colorful ribbons to design a wonderful token for the person you love, and then personalize them with a heartwarming message.

Chinese New Year Celebration! - Pelham Art Center
February 09, 2013 - Pelham

As part of this Folk Arts Series, Pelham Art Center rings in the Year of the Snake with a lively demonstration of a traditional "Lion Dance," performed by Kwan's Kung Fu Studio of Peekskill, and an art-making workshop. The dance begins at 2:30pm. Don't forget to wear red for good luck!

Saturday Crafts - The Field Library
February 09, 2013 - Peekskill

Crafty kids can drop in for simple crafts from 11am-12pm, and make a Unity Quilt Square, too.

Hudson River EagleFest - Croton Point Park
February 09, 2013 - Croton-on-Hudson

Attendees of EagleFest can enjoy an abundance of activities from guided and independent eagle viewing to storytelling, engaging children's programs and activities, bird walks, and displays. Headquartered at Croton Point Park, the event features multiple eagle viewing locations staffed with birding experts, to help the public view our national symbol in the wild. See an eagle up-close at the entertaining and educational shows taking place all day long in the Eagle Theatre and Eaglet Stage heated tents. Or participate in any number of activities including guided and independent eagle viewing, raptor shows, bus tours, storytelling, a tent full of children's programs, bird walks, and displays from 30 area organizations. For the most up-to-date schedule, visit teatown.org/eaglefest. Tickets are required for any shows in the Eagle Theatre and for bus tours. Call 914-762-2912 x110 to purchase tickets in advance. Parking is free, and shuttle buses will bring guests from the outlying lots and the Croton-Harmon Train Station to Croton Point Park.

Victorian Valentine Workshop - Bartow Pell Mansion Museum
February 09, 2013 - Bronx

Show that you care - not with a boring, store-bought card, but with a handmade, full-of-charm, sure-to-woo original creation. Learn about the history of valentines and the use of printed "scraps" used to make them in the 19th century while you craft your own memorable valentine. A fun workshop for the whole family. Registration required.

White Plains Antique Show - The Westchester County Center
February 09, 2013 - White Plains

60 premium exhibitors, all in formal room setting displays, Features a wide range of quality antiques, art, and decorative accessories, plus an expert glass repair clinic by Paul Nulton. Discount coupons available at jmkshows.com.

MoMA Presents: Jacob Lawrence and the Migration Series-1941 - Langston Hughes Library
February 09, 2013 - Corona

In honor of Black History Month, this event will showcase the works by Jacob Lawrence from the Migration Series, depicting the struggles and achievements of African Americans in their massive northern migration from the South during the first half of the 20th century.

Music from the Mind of the Trumpet - Langston Hughes Library
February 09, 2013 - Corona

The Eddie Allen Quintet pays tribute to such legendary trumpeters as Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, Woody Shaw, Clifford Brown, Blue Mitchell, Lee Morgan, and, of course, Eddie Allen himself.

Queens Winter Train and Toy Show - Queens College
February 09, 2013 - Flushing

All Aboard-calling all train lovers! This show features operating model railroads, dealers selling trains and collectable toys, hands-on exhibits and demonstrations. Admission is good for Feb. 10 as well.

First Annual Larchmont LEGO-FEST for Family Fun! - Larchmont Village Center
February 09, 2013 - Larchmont

At LegoFest, discover and explore an entire Lego world created by professional Lego artists. The visually interactive, 300-square-foot display will be bursting with whimsical scenes, hidden surprises, Seek-and-Find Challenges, Lego-Building Events, and a variety of premium Lego sets for raffle. Tickets can only be purchased online at friendsoflarchmontlibrary.org/legofest. LegoFest is a fundraiser for Friends of the Larchmont Public Library, sponsored by BlocStudio Design + Construction, Rolling Stone Masonry Ltd., The Lazy Gardener, Beacon Hill Technology Solutions, and Julia B Fee Sotheby's International Realty.

St. Paul's Church and the Civil War - St. Paul's Church National Historic Site
February 09, 2013 - Mt. Vernon

Opening of new exhibition, "St. Paul's & the Civil War," and a recognition of President's Day & Black History Month. The exhibition commemorates the 150th anniversary of the great national conflict, including a talk about the role of religion in the Civil War by Professor Robert T. Valentine of Lehman College. There will be talks and re-enactments commemorating President's Day and February as Black History Month, including appearances by Presidents Washington, Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, and underground railroad icon, Harriet Tubman. Many activities are suitable for children.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Garden City

Tots will be up to their elbows in goo, shaving cream, and Play Doh in this class full of artistic activities that makes being messy lots of fun. The session offers a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to 4 years.

Amanda McBroom - Cafe Carlyle
Through February 09, 2013 - New York

Amanda McBroom makes her Cafe Carlyle debut engagement, "A Valentine Rose." She will be joined by distinguished pianist/composer, Michele Brourman, as her music director, and the talented Dan Fabricant on bass. "A Valentine Rose" features an evening of songs to celebrate that endangered species: adult romance! From the great standards of Cole Porter and Sammy Cahn, to the passion of Jacques Brel, to Ms. McBroom's own unique view of the dark and bright sides of love, including her own standard, "The Rose." With "The Rose" as the perfect centerpiece, Ms. McBroom sings a bouquet of standards that sets the mood for an evening of romance in all its forms.

Celebrate Black History Month with Javaka Steptoe - Central Library
February 09, 2013 - Jamaica

Enjoy an afternoon with this celebrated children's book author and illustrator, has he shares his work and inspires children of all ages. Space is limited; tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 1pm on the day of the program, at the Children's Library Discovery Center.

Realism in Twentieth-Century American Painting (1991) - Nassau County Museum of Art
February 09, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

This 60-minute film uses work by Wood, O�Keeffe, Marsh, Hopper, Wyeth and Estes to examine the strong artistic current of American Realism, Regionalism and Social Realism through to contemporary photo-realism. First come, first seated.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
February 09, 2013 - South Salem

An excellent introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the center's other endangered wolves. Pre-registration required.

Danceworks Chicago - Westchester Community College - Academic Arts Theatre
February 09, 2013 - Valhalla

Vibrant and innovative, DanceWorks Chicago shares a diverse repertory featuring who's new and what's next in contemporary dance, as well as exciting works from established choreographers. The company creates an environment conducive to nurturing both artist and audience. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Julie Nakagawa and CEO Andreas Bottcher, the duo (who founded Hubbard Street 2) has now created an exceptional ensemble of six dancers who bring integrity, passion, and excellence to performances.

The Children's Theatre Company of Peekskill presents: 'Queen Kunka Bunka and The Rotten Royal Rascals' - The Ford Theatre
February 09, 2013 - Peekskill

Celebrating its 7th consecutive season, The Children's Theatre Company (CTC) of Peekskill presents an original musical treat, appropriate for children and adults. The story is set in the land of Kunka Bunka, which is ruled by a kind and benevolent Queen, who is consumed with worry as she discovers that none of her children have the leadership qualities suited to govern the land. Tickets can be purchased prior to each performance at The Ford Theatre. For information, call 914-930-6600 or 914-325-1053. For more information about CTC, visit ctcpeekskill.org.

'The Color Purple - The Musical About Love - White Plains Performing Arts Center
February 09, 2013 - White Plains

A soul-stirring musical based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the film by Steven Spielberg. Set to a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, "The Color Purple" is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love, and a celebration of life. Adapted for the stage by Marsha Norman, with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Directed by Jeremy Quinn with musical direction by Stephen Ferri.

Family Art Project: Hearts and Flowers - Wave Hill
February 09, 2013 - Bronx

Breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers and enjoy their colorful blooms. Use them as inspiration to make lovely, lacy, feathery and flowerful Valentine's Day cards.

Old-Fashioned Winter's Afternoon - Rye Nature Center
February 09, 2013 - Rye

A traditional favorite event in Rye. Log sawing contests, fire-roasted marshmallows, and fun crafts to warm everyone up.

Valentine's Day Letter-Writing Station - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
February 09, 2013 - White Plains

Kids can create a Valentine for a special friend or loved one, and the store will even mail it if you provide an address.

Valentine's Day Doll Tea Party - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
February 09, 2013 - White Plains

A special tea-time celebration for Valentine's Day. Kids can get dressed up and bring their favorite doll or teddy bear for an afternoon of refreshments, stories, and crafts. Space is extremely limited; RSVP required and pre-payment required. Call 914-949-4947 for details.

Planet Han Chinese New Year Fun Fair - Planet Han
February 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

Celebrate The Year of Snake at the very first Planet Han Chinese Fun Fair. Enjoy many traditional activities and take a photo of your child against a Chinese themed backdrop. RSVP required: [email protected] or 212-724-2421.

Cultural Connections: Phyllis Rose Dance Company - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Crown Heights

Rose and her troupe bring music, stories, and folktales to the Museum in a performance that celebrates Black culture throughout the world.

Dads (or Moms) and Daughters Ball - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Crown Heights

Enjoy being a debutante with mom or dad during this evening of dancing. Includes refreshments, a free corsage, a keepsake photo, and a night to remember.

Chinese New Year: The Snake - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids learn about the Chinese zodiac and the year of the Snake. Make a craft and discover what this year may bring.

Chinese New Year: The Snake - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 09, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Performers present examples of Chinese performing arts on this day of celebrating Chinese New Year and the year of the snake.

Hands-on History: I Love Rufus & Mary - King Manor Museum
February 09, 2013 - Jamaica

Celebrate love this month and learn about the King family and how much they loved their family and friends. Mary King gave her friend Sarah a very special piece of jewelry to go in her hair. Children can make their own hair clip and valentines for the people they love.

Observe and Collect: Diorama Drama - American Museum of Natural History
February 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

Join Museum exhibition specialist Tom Doncourt for a behind-the-scenes look at habitat dioramas. Find out more about the Museum's most popular dioramas, which depict real locations from around the world based on meticulous onsite observations by scientists and artists, and make your own replica to take home. Materials are included.

Jazz Concert - Sunnyside Reformed Church
February 09, 2013 - Sunnyside

Lovers of jazz piano can enjoy an evening of American standards, bebop, and more by the Charles Sibirsky Trio.

Asian New Year Celebration - Beardsley Zoo
February 09, 2013 - Bridgeport

Join your Zoo friends in celebrating the Year of the Snake with special stories, crafts, a children's parade, and many more fun activities. Snow date is February 16.

Binoculars Up! - Connecticut Audubon Society
February 09, 2013 - Fairfield

Join long-time birder and naturalist Richard Worth who will teach you how to identify Connecticut's birds by sight and sound. Backyard birding begins at the feeder, so you'll also learn who is at the feeder at this time of year, their feeding habits, and their characteristics. Worth will discuss ways to attract birds to your feeder, what birdseed (or nectar) to use, and where to place feeders. The program will end with a short walk in the Larsen Sanctuary (weather permitting). Bring your binoculars, note pad and field guides. Identification books are also available in the Nature Store. Register in advance by calling ext. 109.

Family Disco Party - The Moxie Spot
February 09, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Eat dinner and dance away to classic '70s disco/funk.

Watson Adventures’ Munch Around Chinatown Scavenger Hunt - Columbus Park
February 09, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique food scavenger hunt for adults in Chinatown and Little Italy! Discover the most unusual and enticing restaurants, cafes, markets and even food carts in Chinatown and neighboring Little Italy. You’ll not only answer our usual array of tricky questions, you’ll also be challenged to acquire and taste such foods as dumplings, roti canai (Malaysian fried bread), popcorn chicken, mini cakes hot off the grill, bubble teas, “Zen butter” ice cream, pizza, cannoli cupcakes, egg custards, banh mi (Vietnamese sandwiches), rice balls, “stone chocolate” and “yummy bread.” Be sure to bring one digital camera per team. Price: $24.50, plus bring $10 cash for food purchases. (We ask you to bring cash so that you can have a wide range of food options to suit your taste and diet.) Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures’ Naked at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 09, 2013 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a unique, nudity-infused scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! You’ll scrutinize paintings, sculptures, period rooms, sultry sirens, a literally bronzed Adonis, a medieval codpiece, an incontinent Cupid and a randy reveler who’ll make you exclaim, “I never sausage behavior!” No previous experience with art, or nudity, is required. This hunt is for adults only. If you’ve done Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Hunt, prepare yourself for something completely different—a lighthearted romp featuring new questions, new exhibits and lots of humor. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

Watson Adventures’ SoHo Chocolatey Scavenger Hunt - SoHo
February 09, 2013 - NY

Join Watson Adventures on a unique, chocolate-infused scavenger hunt throughout SoHo! The perfect hunt for those adventurers with a sweet tooth! While finding answers to tricky questions, you’ll be visiting a variety of chocolate shops, bakeries and specialty shops throughout SoHo. Treats spotted along the way will include tropical fruit caramels, bacon candy bars, lavender macaroons, spiced hot chocolate, cupcakes and rice pudding in more than 31 flavors. Bring $10 cash for food purchases. (We ask you to bring cash so that you can have a wide range of food options to suit your taste and diet. We’ll point you toward our favorites, but the ultimate choice is between you and your tummy.) Price: $24.50 per person. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 09, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt! A curator's been murdered at the Metropolitan Museum, but he's left a trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you'll learn a sordid tale revolving around a planned purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo da Vinci. You’ll have to crack a secret code in order to solve this murder. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures’ Dancing Nudes Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 09, 2013 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Met Museum! An eminent cryptographer has been found shot dead in her office, alongside the body of an unidentified foreigner. The scholar’s husband was also critically wounded. The police have charged him with murder, but he swears that he’s innocent, and that the foreigner was threatening his wife. How? By sending her two messages that contained only a strange image of “dancing nudes,” which left her terrified. But she refused to say anything about them. Is the husband lying? Who is the foreigner? What is the secret of the dancing nudes? The police need your help to solve the mystery that centers on works of art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. See if your team of sleuths can can figure out whodunnit in this mystery based on a Sherlock Holmes story. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

The Newlyweds - Oberia D Dempsey
Through February 09, 2013 - New York

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND THE ACCLAIMED OFF-BROADWAY PLAY RETURNS AND HEADS UPTOWN, STARRING BAD BOYS OF COMEDY COMEDIAN ROB STAPLETON! Any idea what happens when two people pretending to be wealthy get together and exchange vows only to find out they are both broke? Well "THE NEWLYWEDS" is a romantic comedy about a couple that meet thinking the other is rich and decide to quickly get married before their covers are blown! You are cordially invited to witness the nuptials in this hip & hilarious comedy!! When Shaun Wilson hits rock bottom he decides the only way for him to reach his goals is to find a Sugar Momma -- that's when he meets Mallory Calderone, a live-in housekeeper for a billionaire, dressed up in her bosses clothes she finally meets the man of her dreams who happens to be a fast talking hustler pretending to be rich! Will The Newlyweds be able to honor their vows through sickness and no wealth? Watch as these two imposters take you on a roller coaster of love. $30 in advance $35 at the door $15 for college students with valid ID $20 for Senior citizens $20 for groups of 10 or more to purchase tickets go to https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/920491 or call 212-352-3101

THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE - Fairfield Theatre Company
February 09, 2013 - Fairfield

At Creekwood Elementary, the day of the big race is approaching. Harvey Hare has always ruled the roost but this year there is a new competitor--Tommy Tortoise. Based on Aesop's fable, the classic story gets a new and comic spin in this contemporary musical tale of bullying and self-acceptance. For tickets go to nctcompany.org.

Volunteens - Norwalk Public Library
February 09, 2013 - Norwalk

This community service program for kids in middle and high school allows kids to give back by tackling all sorts of tasks, from cleaning and organizing to office work and program planning. Meet in the Teen Room. Drop in anytime during the day; no advance registration is necessary.

Accessibility Day - Stepping Stones Museum
February 09, 2013 - Norwalk

Free admission for families with children who have special needs. An Open Arms program.

Valentine's Day Crafts - Wilton Library
February 09, 2013 - Wilton

Children of all ages are invited to drop in and make a Valentine Craft to take home. No registration needed.

Gone in 60 Seconds Book Club - Wilton Library
February 09, 2013 - Wilton

Is it possible to write and perform a 60-second version of a great book? Re-tell high-octane versions of the best in children's literature. Participants will pick the most important scenes, characters and lines and then speed-read through the finished product. Once you've learned how to edit, analyze, compromise and communicate, you'll use technology to enhance literary skills by creating an animated mini-movie trailer of one of your 60 second extravaganzas. The book this month is Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Grades 4-6, children under 12 must have a caregiver in the building. No registration.

Literacy Day - Staten Island Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Staten Island

The Staten Island Reading Association presents "Poopendous" author Artie Bennett, and Sabrina Panfilo, author of "Tomey & the Caterpiller."

Sssecond Sssaturday Sssnakes - Staten Island Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Staten Island

Meet, greet, and touch live exotic snakes.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
February 09, 2013 - Staten Island

Make a square to go on the Museum's quilt in honor of Black History Month.

'The Little Moon Theater' - TADA! Theater
February 09, 2013 - Chelsea

A travelling troupe of actors grants wishes through performances. They meet an odd assortment of characters including an endearing fairy god-mother.

Family Day: Street Art - Bellarmine Museum of Art
February 09, 2013 - Fairfield

Decorate your own cardboard subway car and learn about the art of painter Colleen Browning NA (1918-2003), whose work is featured in the museum's current exhibition, Colleen Browning: The Early Works. The event features drop-off craft activities throughout the afternoon as well as an age-appropriate tour of the museum's galleries and story time.

The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS: Celebrity Runway Show During NY Fashion Week - The Altman Building
February 09, 2013 - New York

The First Annual "The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS" reality star runway show will take place during New York Fashion Week on February 9th 2013 at The Altman Building. Reality Stars, and celebrities that have appeared on Reality TV, will join forces to walk the runway for a first-of-its-kind philanthropic event. The participating star lineup includes Deena Nicole Cortese of The Jersey Shore, Lil Kim of Dancing with the Stars and The Pussycat Dolls Present Girlicious, Draya Michele of Basketball Wives L.A., Sheree Whitfield, Janice Dickinson, Brittany Brower, Keenyah Hill, Ramona Rizzo, Alex McCord, Adrienne Bailon, Aviva Drescher, Ramona Singer, Tiffany "New York" Pollard, Michelle Money, Courtney Robertson, Tracy DiMarco, Jessica Romano, Briella Calafore, Nikki Rae Walker AND MORE! There is an estimated 300,000 people within the U.S., that are infected with HIV/AIDS, and do not know it. With a fundraising goal of $300,000 for the evening, our hope is to raise $1 to represent every single one of those people, increase awareness, and work to end this devastating epidemic. Help raise funds and awareness while attending the amazing celebrity fashion event. Advanced Tickets Required Needed to Attend.

Young Chefs: Valentine Munchies - Alley Pond Environmental Center
February 09, 2013 - Douglaston

Enjoy making mouthwatering chocolate-covered strawberries and yummy rice crispy treats. All materials included. Space is limited. Registered is required.

Horn Power Tribute to Tower of Power, Steely Dan and More with Uppercut - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
February 09, 2013 - Dix Hills

'Sugar Blues' A Healthy Show & Tell Parent's Nutritional Workshop - The Dolphin Bookshop and Cafe
February 09, 2013 - Port Washington

A great hands-on nutritional workshop with Healthwell Corporate Solutions.

Books and Breakfast Series - The Dolphin Bookshop and Cafe
February 09, 2013 - Port Washington

Kids get together with books and breakfast for a fun time of reading and eating.

Behind the Scenes with Reptiles - Center for Science, Teaching and Learning
February 09, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Do you know what reptiles do? What they eat? Why they shed their skin? Curious kids can find out as they get a behind the scenes look at these creatures.

PINKALICIOUS - John W. Engeman Theater
February 09, 2013 - Northport

Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

Disney's Aladdin, Jr. - Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts
February 09, 2013 - Patchogue

Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail. All of your favorite characters are here in this staged adaptation of the Disney hit film. Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides as well as an Academy award-winning score with songs that include "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me".

Freckleface Strawberry - Broadhollow' s BayWay Arts Cemter
February 09, 2013 - East Islip

In this musical version of the popular books, Freckleface Strawberry will do anything to get rid of her freckles. Will Freckleface be brave enough to finally face her complexion in the mirror?

Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte: Las Esculturas de John Rogers - DiMenna Children's Histtory Museum at New-York Historical Society
February 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

Venga y acompanenos! Families look, discuss, and create in this Spanish-language monthly family program, combining time in the galleries with art-making in the studios. In February families will explore John Rogers: American Stories, the special exhibition on this renowned American sculptor, who sculpted scenes from everyday American life, Shakespearean characters, and political figures. After the conversations in the galleries, families will be inspired to create their own sculptures in the studio. Contact: [email protected] RSVP encouraged: [email protected]

Family Films Series: 'The Muppet Movie' - Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
February 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

The Film Society of Lincoln Center shows "The Muppet Movie" (1979; 95 minutes; rated G) as part of their Family Films Series.

Winterfest - PS/MS 165
February 09, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Winterfest is an indoor, fun-filled school carnival for children and their families. There will be music and magic, carnival games and prizes, arts and crafts, Wii, books and toys, a raffle, food, and more.

Fun for Kids --Suncatchers - Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
February 09, 2013 - Smithtown

Kids 5 and up create a unique craft that will transform the sun's rays into many brilliant colors. Call for reservations.

Fractured Fables Puppet Theatre - Bank Street Bookstore
February 09, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Come see this improvisational audience-participation puppet show with live music, where you choose which classic tales are retold with a twist of comedy. Each show is unique and will feature special guests.

Sinister Pop Family Day - Whitney Museum of American Art
February 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Everyone has their fifteen minutes of fame! Head to the Whitney to be inspired by artists such as Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg, featured in Sinister Pop. Explore what it means to be a celebrity through an exciting lineup of hands-on art making, karaoke, performance, and interactive activities in the galleries. Visit the red carpet and get your picture taken, paparazzi-style. Artists Dave McKenzie and the Bumbys will be on hand for interactive performances with families.

Family Affair: All about You & Me - The Bronx Museum of the Arts
February 09, 2013 - Bronx

Join us for a day all about you and me! Enjoy an afternoon packed with art and food making activities based on artist Joan Semmel's work in the exhibition " The Lucid Eye".

Grand Opening of Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club - Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club
February 09, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club's brand new Long Island location. The day will include music, games, prizes, and giveaways. Girls can also indulge in standard walk-in spa services like manicures, pedicures and facials or create their own Ritzy Glitzy glamour concoctions like sparkling lip gloss and shimmering body lotion.

Sea Lion Kiss - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
February 09, 2013 - Riverhead

Get a kiss and a keepsake photo from Java the sea lion. Visit the ticketing desk to sign up and for more information. There are limited photos for each session. Those age 7 and older can be photographed by themselves; under 7 must be accompanied by adult (with adult receiving kiss).

The Wizard of Oz - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
February 09, 2013 - Smithtown

Dorothy and Toto are over the rainbow and on their way to the land of Oz, hoping to find a way to get back home to Kansas.

Families Recovering from Divorce - Half Hollow Hills Community Library
February 09, 2013 - Dix Hills

Suffolk County Psychological Association and Nassau County Psychological Association are co-sponsoring this psycho-educational workshop for families that have gone through a divorce. The workshop is family friendly and while parents can attend alone they are encouraged to bring adolescents and children over 6 years old. Part of the morning will include separate activities for parents, adolescents and children. Although the workshop is designed for families, it also may be helpful for one parent, step-parents or an adult child of divorce. Register at FamiliesRecoveringFromDivorce.org. or by telephone at the Library, 631 421-4530.

Winter Beach Walk: Animals in Winter - Smith Point County Park
February 09, 2013 - Fire Island

Have you ever wondered where animals go in winter? Do they hibernate, migrate or tough it out? Join Seatuck's Peter Walsh on a hike through the woods to search for animals and discuss their various strategies for dealing with winter.

From Adoption to Recovery: Trauma Assessment, Interventions & Therapeutic Parenting - The Melville Marriott
February 09, 2013 - Melville

Long Island Families Together is a chapter of Families Together in New York State. LIFT is a parent and youth governed organization providing a strong voice for children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges. Payment Due by February 1, 2013. Make checks payable to: Long Island Families Together, Inc. Mail:Long Island Families Together, 193A Broadway. Amityville, NY 11701. Fax: 631-264-0762.For more information contact Eileen Kadletz at 631.264.5438 ext. 103.

Boy Scout Day - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
February 09, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Celebrate the birthday of scouting in america. In honor of Boy Scout Day, all cub scouts and boy scouts wearing their scouting uniform will receive free admission for the day.

Pinocchio - Carriage House Theater at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
February 09, 2013 - Centerport

In this audience participation play, a young puppet struggles to achieve his goal of becoming a real boy.

Heart Special Day - Long Island Science Center
February 09, 2013 - Riverhead

Learn about cardio-vascular wellness, the anatomy of the heart, and the path of circulation with all day activities. The heart dissection will be at 1pm. Come in to witness and participate.

School-Aged Child Adoption Info Meeting - Spence-Chapin Services
February 09, 2013 - Hauppauge

Adopting a school-aged child is becoming more common, yet the details of how kids transition, bond, and attach into their families largely remains a mystery for many families. Join a discussion on who these children are, what their emotional and developmental needs are, and if you could be the right match for a child growing up without a family.

Winter Quest - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
February 09, 2013 - Yaphank

Bundle up and head over to the farm to learn about nature in a winter wonderland. Learn new skills to enjoy your outdoor adventures and embark on a winter scavenger hunt using GPS units. Also, get ready to build a natural winter shelter. After some hard work, enjoy nature stories around a bonfire with warm refreshments. Registration required.

Chocolate-Making Workshop - Suffolk County Farm & Education Center
February 09, 2013 - Yaphank

Learn fun facts about this popular confection as you make and sample your own collection of sweet treats. Take your chocolate creations and a collection of easy-to-make recipes home to share with your favorite sweetie.

Sweet Valentine Event with the Princess - The Castle at Westhampton
February 09, 2013 - Westhampton

Children will enjoy decorating their own cupcake with the Princess. For an additonal $5, they'll have the option of mini manicures and makeup by the Princess. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance for all children attending. Doors open at 2:30pm. Visit the website to purchase tickets.

HARBORFROST - Bay Street Theatre
February 09, 2013 - Sag Harbor

Come in from the cold as Bay Street Theatre welcomes all to keep cozy and warm whether it's after the plunge on the Long Wharf or before the big fireworks. In the lobby kids can warm up with hot chocolate and watch cartoons on the big screen .

Asian New Year Celebration - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
February 09, 2013 - Bridgeport

Join your Zoo friends in celebrating the Year of the Snake with special stories, crafts, a children’s parade, and many more fun activities. Snow date is February 16.

Musical Performance: Farah Siraj - Alwan for the Arts
February 09, 2013 - New York

Jordanian virtuoso vocalist Farah Siraj will perform live in concert at Alwan. Joining her on stage will be her ethnically diverse band, with world-class musicians from the Middle East, Europe, the United States and South America. Join us for a night of Arab Flamenco Jazz, where Farah performs Arab classics set to a Flamenco jazz context, as well as her original compositions from her award-winning album “NOMAD.” (*A small online fee is applied - use printout as your ticket) ***** Bio - Named Jordan's “Musical Ambassadress”, virtuoso Farah Siraj balances a career that spans the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Farah has performed at some of the world's most prestigious platforms, including the United Nations, Nobel Prize Hall, the World Economic Forum, the TV show Good Morning Live in the USA, MBC TV in the Middle East and the Antena de Oro Awards of Spain. In addition, Farah represents Jordan annually on United Nations World Peace Day. Farah's music often expresses the reality of war and raises awareness for the urgent need for peace. In recognition of her humanitarian efforts, Farah was invited to perform at the 2012 United Nations Humanitarian Awards in New York under the patronage of HE Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon. In addition, Farah's music was played before the United Nations Security Council before passing a legislation regarding the genocide in Darfur. ***** Reviews - "Farah Siraj... vivacious Arabic Flamenco Jazz" Rolling Stone Magazine, November 26th, 2012 "The Norah Jones of the Middle East, sweet-voiced Jordanian singer Farah Siraj presents a cross-cultural collab she calls the Arabian Jazz Project" TimeOut, New York, July 26th, 2012 "If the straight-ahead stuff isn’t enough, and you’re up for an act that stretches the boundaries of jazz outside both the genre and the American border, look no further than Farah Siraj" The Villager, July 19th, 2012 Related Links - http://www.farahsiraj.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tOyt_mk0to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9Y1E3B6_W0

'The Mark of Zorro' - The New Victory Theater
February 09, 2013 - Times Square

En garde! as the legendary swashbuckler swings his way to justice through the innovative eyes of acclaimed Scottish theater company Visible Fictions. A magnetic trio of actors performs every role in "The Mark Of Zorro," a timeless tale about a mysterious masked avenger, conjuring up all the fast-paced drama, sharp wit, and nail-biting suspense of an action flick. Employing playful props and physical ingenuity, the talented troupe whizzes through a multitude of friends and foes faster than Zorro can swoosh his sword. With high-speed horse chases, rooftop battles and a forbidden romance, this rollicking rendition of a classic story is the perfect adventure for your young heroes.

'Perfect Catch: A Throwmantic Comedy' - Canal Park Playhouse
February 09, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

This show stars cubicle dwellers Jen and Michael as they discover a shared love for office pranks that ignites a delightfully silly romp through New York City with juggling, dancing, and physical comedy under a rainstorm of bubbles.

'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
February 09, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

"We're Going on a Bear Hunt" is a part of BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center's Family Theater Season, featuring plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts, and dance for all ages. Michael Rosen's award-winning book "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" is brought vividly to the stage in director Sally Cookson's fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower's versatile lively score. Join the intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy splashy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud. Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes, and plenty of hands-on adventure.

Wild at Heart Event - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
February 09, 2013 - Bridgeport

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo invites you to add a little Wild to your Valentine’s Day at our Wild at Heart Event 2013. Indulge yourself with food, drink, animal encounters, entertainment, and a fabulous silent auction with lots of love! Dress up in your finest cocktail attire and treat yourself to tantalizing appetizers served alongside a tasty food station. For a sweet ending to the night, enjoy chocolate fondue courtesy of The Melting Pot in Darien. NOTE: This is an adults only event. $75 per person. Tickets are limited. To purchase, please contact Emily Bobowick at (203) 394-6569 or [email protected]

FIAF Family Saturdays - FIAF: French Institute Alliance Francaise
February 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Let your kids feel French for a day with a charming film screening, an open house and story time, a Valentine's Day-themed cooking class, and a wordless circus show.

Marin Alsop Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
February 09, 2013 - New York

Celebrating Juilliard faculty composer John Corigliano's 75th birthday. CORIGLIANO Symphony No. 2; CORIGLIANO Symphony No. 3, Circus Maximus. The Juilliard Orchestra takes the stage of Carnegie Hall, led by acclaimed American conductor and Juilliard alum Marin Alsop in an all-Corigliano program celebrating the composer's 75th birthday. Winner of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2001 and scored for string orchestra, John Corigliano's Symphony No. 2 was commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra for the 100th Anniversary of Symphony Hall. Symphony No. 3, Circus Maximus is scored for antiphonally-placed wind ensembles, and will transform Carnegie Hall into the ancient Roman arena of the same name, through which Juilliard faculty member Corigliano strives "both to embody and to comment on this massive and glamorous barbarity". Tickets $30 (parquet, 1st and 2nd tiers) and $15 (dress circle and balcony) available 1/4 at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, by calling CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800, or purchase tickets online. Half-price tickets for students and seniors at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only

Free Trial Classes - Long Island City School of Ballet
February 09, 2013 - Long Island City

Interested in learning dance? Trial classes available from Feb 3 through Feb 9 in Ballet, Tap, and Sportsdance for Boys. As well as Broadway and Imagine Dance. Call for reservations 718-781-1169. Full class schedule available on website.

You’ve Got Hate Mail! - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
February 09, 2013 - Bayside

A hilarious broadband comedy of errors, You've Got Hate Mail takes a hysterical look at the world of on-line hook-ups and break-ups. In You've Got Hate Mail, love "bytes" all when an extra-marital affair goes horribly wrong, thanks to a juicy e-mail left sitting on a desktop. The story is told entirely in e-mails from laptop computers, although the play still manages to have an unforgettable chase scene fueled by cell phones and PDAs. Mature audiences.

Build-a-Valentine Family Art Studio - Not Just Art
February 09, 2013 - Oyster Bay

Make a little art with heart. Join Not Just Art to celebrate the Oyster Bay Valentine's Day Fair. Design your own one-of-a-kind valentine sculptures and projects with a fun and festive buffet of LOVE-ly craft materials. Call to reserve your spot.

HarborFrost 2013 - Sag Harbor Village
February 09, 2013 - Sag Harbor

Sponsored by the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce & The Sag Harbor Express, the festival features ice carving demonstrations, fire dancers, a treasure hunt, and fireworks at the end of the day. On Main Street, there will be store and restaurant specials as well as live music. There will also be a Polar Bear Plunge at Windmill Beach benefiting the Volunteer Ambulance Corp, a special story time at the John Jermain Library, and a HarborFrost farmers market.

Lunar New Year Festival 2013 - Queens Theatre
February 09, 2013 - Corona

Celebrate the New Year at this two-day event by doing hands-on arts and crafts activities such as paper cutting, dough figurines, and calligraphy in the lobby, followed by a 70-minutes mainstage performance. The performances include traditional Chinese sword, ribbon, folk dance, and Peking Opera featuring the living Peking Opera legend, Qi Shu-fang; as well the modern Chinese rock band, Hsu-nami, known for its daring integration of the rock sound with the Chinese classical music instrument: Erhu. The second day of celebration on Feb. 10 will be at the Brooklyn Millennium High School.

Valentine Presentation - Center at Maple Grove
February 09, 2013 - Kew Gardens

Love is in the air. Come celebrate the power of love that never dies. Join Historian Carl Bellenas, and hear heartwarming tales of loss, and triumph, collected from the Archives of Maple Grove Cemetery. Pre-registration required. Free Parking on the grounds. Refreshments will be served.

Rod MacDonald - People's Voice Cafe
February 09, 2013 - New York

A Rod MacDonald concert is an intimate, authentic, and uplifting experience. From the moment Rod begins to sing, he grabs his audiences and doesn't let go. By turns wry and sentimental, then tart and silly, his music is infectious and inspiring, often humorous, sometimes reckless, usually thought provoking -- and always compelling, leaving his audiences wanting more. His sly humor and sharp ear make their way into many of his songs, exhibiting the talent for observation that led to a job as a reporter for a national newsweekly after he finished Columbia Law school.

17th Annual 2nd Avenue Mardi Gras Stroll - TG Whitney's (plus more of your fave midtown bars)
February 09, 2013 - New York

Join Lindy Promotions as we bring Mardi Gras to Manhattan with the... 17th Annual 2nd Avenue Mardi Gras Stroll. For years we've transformed 2nd Ave. in Midtown into Manhattan's own version Bourbon Street, where hundreds partiers come together to bar hop, booze and "earn" beads in celebration of Mardi Gras! ENJOY: - Half Dozen Bars within 2 Blocks! - $2 Draft Pints - $4 Authentic Rum Hurricanes - Shot Specials incl. jager/car bombs, tequila and kamikazes - Food Specials incl. burgers, wings, and quesadillas - FREE Souvenir Pint Cup (first 700 registrants) - Tons of Mardi Gras Beads and Giveaways! REGISTER: - TG Whitney's from 1-6pm - 244 E. 53rd St., New York, NY 10022 (Google Map - http://bit.ly/8Sz2zB) TICKETS: - $10 w/2 canned goods (Benefiting City Harvest) - $15 w/out donation Advance Discount Tickets Are Available Online - Start at only $6 (price will increase as event nears) - Use the promo code FACEBOOK for an additional $2 OFF! - Purchase tickets HERE: https://www.xorbia.com/e/lindy/MGStroll13

Chinese New Year Celebration! - Pelham Art Center
February 09, 2013 - Pelham

As part of its folk arts series, Pelham Art Center rings in the Year of the Snake with a lively demonstration of a traditional "Lion Dance," performed by Kwan's Kung Fu Studio of Peekskill, and an art workshop in making snake puppets and lanterns out of paper. The dance begins at 2:30pm. Don't forget to wear red for good luck!

Chinese New Year Celebration! - Pelham Art Center
February 09, 2013 - Pelham

As part of its folk arts series, Pelham Art Center rings in the Year of the Snake with a lively demonstration of a traditional "Lion Dance," performed by Kwan's Kung Fu Studio of Peekskill, and an art workshop in making snake puppets and lanterns out of paper. The dance begins at 2:30pm. Don't forget to wear red for good luck!

HLB Nightclub at Highline Ballroom - Highline Ballroom
February 09, 2013 - Manhattan

Peep Show 4 with Chriss Vargas - Pacha NYC
February 09, 2013 - New York

Pacha NYC & RPM present… PEEP SHOW 3 with CHRISS VARGAS $10 BEFORE 12 MIDNIGHT Click here to get on the list... http://www.pachanyc.com/guestlist_020913.html GET TICKETS http://www.clubtickets.com/us/2013-02/09/peep-show-3-with-chriss-vargas Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500

Ricardo Arjona - Madison Square Garden
February 09, 2013 - Midtown

Ricardo Arjona, the Guatemalan singer-songwriter, is one of the most successful Latin American artists of all time.

Tovah Feldshuh - 54 Below
Through February 09, 2013 - New York

Acclaimed actress and entertainer Tovah Feldshuh makes her 54 Below debut! In this zany musical evening, custom fashioned for 54 Below, Ms. Feldshuh revisits the 1970s when she first came to Studio 54 and to Broadway. She also inhabits a gallery of hilarious characters, ages 8 to 80, comic and dramatic—who sing! The songlist includes Broadway classics from Bernstein, Styne, and Gershwin to contemporary artists Dar Williams and Craig Carnelia. For these three special performances, Tovah will be joined by Broadway's Jesse Kissel on piano. For her work on the New York stage, which includes, among many others, Golda's Balcony, Irena's Vow, Yentl, Lend Me a Tenor, and Saravá! (which she will revisit in this show), Tovah is the recipient of four Tony nominations, and has won four Drama Desk, four Outer Critics Circle, the Obie, the Theatre World, and the Lucille Lortel Awards.

The Amazing New York Underground Scavenger Hunt - Fraunces Tavern
February 09, 2013 - NY

POGO Events presents The Amazing New York Race - part scavenger hunt, part obstacle course and ALL NEW YORK. A series of clues leads you around the city performing physical and mental challenges along the way. Our winter races are all underground so you can avoid the cold! Learn about what lurks beneath the surface of NYC while having a fun, interactive experience! You can sign up as a team or as an individual and we will partner you with a team. It is a great way to connect with friends or meet new ones. Each member of the winning team receives a New York City gift package.

Ring in the Lunar New Year - Queens Zoo
February 09, 2013 - Flushing

The weekend will feature a variety of activities in the Discovery Center including crafts, storytelling, and an exciting meet-and-greet with the zoo's boa constrictor and black rat snake. Children will enjoy snake-themed stories told by zoo education staff, then enjoy making a variety of snake- and New Year's-themed crafts as zoo staff discusses fun facts about snakes and other animals of the Asian zodiac. The first 100 children each day will receive a traditional red envelope surprise from the zoo. Complimentary hot cocoa and tea will be available to all participants.

School Break Open House - BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
February 09, 2013 - Park Slope

Visit BAX and see what it offers for summer camp possibilities. BAX offers a host of specialties, including circus, drama, tumbling, dance, musical theatre, visual arts, and film, all of which are led by specialist teaching artists.

Brunch at the Society - Society of Illustrators/ Museum of American Illustration
February 09, 2013 - New York

Once a month the Society of Illustrators invites you to attend an elegant brunch buffet in our Hall of Fame Dining Room. Indulge in savory and sweet selections from Banana Brulee French Toast to Farfalle Pasta with Smoked Salmon Cream Sauce surrounded by historic works of art from our Permanent Collection.

Randall Exon: New Paintings - Hirschl & Adler Galleries
Through February 09, 2013 - New York

The artist's fourth solo exhibition with the gallery includes over twenty new works in oil and features examples of landscape, still life, interior, and figure painting.

Talisman of the Ward: The Album of Drawings by Edward Deeds - Hirschl & Adler Galleries
Through February 09, 2013 - New York

Featuring a selection of thirty drawings, the exhibition represents many of the important themes found within the extraordinary album of James Edward Deeds, Jr. (1908-1987), a near life-long ward of the state of Missouri and colorful mental patient at Nevada, Missouri's State Hospital, No. 3.

Francisco Leiro / Human Resources - Marlborough New York
Through February 09, 2013 - New York

The exhibition comprises approximately twenty sculptures of polychrome wood, including freestanding life-size figures, intimate pedestal pieces, and wall pieces.

Lawrence Beck - Italian Pictures - Sonnabend Gallery
Through February 09, 2013 - New York

These twelve large scale, color photographs follow a continuum that originated with Beck's "Botanical Gardens" series from the late 1990s and his "Waterfalls" from 2005-7 into the "Italian Garden" series which began in 2008.

Enoc Perez - The Good Days - Acquavella Galleries
Through February 09, 2013 - New York

Featuring all new work, including works on canvas and the artist's first public display of sculptures.

Open House - Pinocchio Children's Palace
February 09, 2013 - Midwood

Come tour a brand new spacious pre-k school that can accommodate 200 children.

The Dessoff Choirs present, 'Life of a Song' Masterclass - Ripley-Grier Studios
February 09, 2013 - New York

WORDPLAY, the mid-winter festival presented by The Dessoff Choirs and Music Director, Christopher Shepard continues on Saturday, February 9 at 2pm with a public master class, Life of a Song, at the Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue. This master class offers a behind the scenes look at writing a musical. Award-winning composer Anna K. Jacobs and lyricist Bill Nelson discuss and share excerpts from their musical-in-progress, Harmony, Kansas. The team will provide artistic guidance to several aspiring composers, made up of students and young professional singer-songwriters, who were selected to present their pieces. Pieces written by the up-and-coming composers will be performed by members of The Dessoff Choirs. Dessoff’s second Mid-Winter Festival will be presented in various venues around New York City between January 15 and March 16. The closing program, A Night of Wonders features Pulitzer prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks. Dessoff provides the soundtrack with a sweeping selection of choral music spanning five centuries, as Ms. Brooks reads from four of her historical novels; Year of Wonders; People of the Book; Caleb’s Crossing; March. There will be a performance in Manhattan on March 15 and in Stamford, Connecticut on March 16. TICKETS: $10-15, children under 12 free. For tickets, please visit dessoff.org.

Composer Portraits - Sofia Gubaidulina - Miller Theatre
February 09, 2013 - New York

This program -- her second Portrait at Miller -- traces her evolution before and after her relocation to Hamburg, with several solo works as well as larger spiritual tours-de-force.

The Letter - Dicapo Opera Theater
February 09, 2013 - New York

The New York premiere of an opera noir by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and libretto by noted critic-playwright-biographer Terry Teachout is next. The Letter is based on the classic Somerset Maugham play and short story filmed by Hollywood in 1940. Set in Malaya, The Letter tells the dramatic story of the adulterous wife of a British plantation manager who shoots her faithless lover dead, then tries to escape hanging by lying about her crime -- a story with a surprising outcome.

Karole Armitage/Armitage Gone! - Dance Mechanics of the Dance Machine - New York Live Arts
Through February 09, 2013 - New York

Hailed by some critics as an heir to both George Balanchine and Merce Cunningham, Karole Armitage returns to Dance Theater Workshop/New York Live Arts for the first time since the premiere of her groundbreaking work, Drastic-Classicism (1981).

Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for the Family - Morgan Library & Museum
February 09, 2013 - New York

In a combination of games and art projects to coincide with Drawing Surrealism, artists and educators Nicole Haroutunian and Lisa Libicki will introduce the entire family to the most playful side of Surrealism. Families will explore automatic drawing, frottage, collage, decalcomania, and collaborative chance drawing, all techniques made famous by Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali, and many others represented in the exhibition. Appropriate for ages 6 and up.

Kooky Cookie Creation! - Morgan Library & Museum
February 09, 2013 - New York

With icing as their medium and a cookie as their canvas, families can try their hand at automatic drawing, one of the surrealists' favorite artistic techniques. Let's see what happens when we leave the decorating to chance! This special event coincides with the Family Program Leave it to Chance: Surrealism 101 for the Family. Aspiring artists must reserve their Kooky Cookie in advance by calling 212.685.0008 ext. 589.

On The Edge - Cheryl Hazan Gallery
Through February 09, 2013 - New York

A group show of artists who explore pattern, line, and shape in complex formations. Artists featured: Felipe Barbosa, Steven Baris, Sarah Bednarek, Matt Devine, Jon Elliott, Angela Glajcar, Babette Herschberger, Charles Christopher Hill, Mitch Jones, Cesar Paternosto, Ivan Stojakovic, Jeremy Thomas.

T.J. Miller - Gotham Comedy Club
Through February 09, 2013 - Manhattan

T.J. Miller is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. He has been named one of Variety's "Top 10 Comics to Watch," as well as one of Entertainment Weekly's "Next Big Things in Comedy." Miller will soon be seen starring in the upcoming Fox comedy series "The Goodwin Games" opposite Becki Newton and Scott Foley.

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2012/2013 Season of R&R @ the JCC - February 9th - Renaissance Day! - The JCC In Manhattan
February 09, 2013 - New York

Greetings All - This R&R is dedicated to Jews & the Renaissance. Feel free to come in costume. Pickles will be served! Everything is free! ALL ARE WELCOME TO THIS FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT! Huzzah! WHO: Dudley Mudd: Occupation Foole All-Ages Slapstick Show & Workshop; Walk Around Character Improv with the R&R Court Jester; Face Painting; Children’s Art Project: Deepening our Connections with Medieval Times; Adult Art Project: Drawing & Sketching in Three-Dimensional Space; Jews in the Renaissance Lecture (1450-1650) with The Creepy Bard David Mikofsky; Stage Combat Workshop; Henry Martin: How to be a Pirate Show; Community Cinema: The Agony and the Ecstasy; History of & Life at a Renaissance Faire Lecture, A Capella Concert: Sirens Of Sterling and all the usual weekly R&R activities!!! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, creative art projects, Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHEN: Saturday February 9, 2013, 2:00pm-5:00pm (until March 23rd) WHERE: The JCC In Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 INDOORS WHY: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and... IT'S ALL FREE! FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.jccmanhattan.org/rr JOIN OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/pages/RR-Shabbat-at-The-JCC-in-Manhattan/193553367387562 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 2 pm Dudley Mudd: Occupation Foole All-Ages Slapstick Show Renaissance Foole Dudley Mudd performs comedy, juggling, mind-reading, storytelling and creates works of art right before your very eyes! L2 Auditorium Walk Around Character Improv with the R&R Court Jester Until 5 pm Locations throughout the building. Face Painting for All Ages Until 5 pm L2 Hallway Children’s Art Project: Deepening our Connections with Medieval Times (Ages 4 and Under) L3 Mixed Media (Ages 5 and Up) L3 Drawing and Painting 2:30 pm Stage Combat Workshop Discussion, choreographed fight and demonstration of Renaissance stage combat. Workshop and Q&A to follow. Lobby History of & Life at a Renaissance Faire Lecture Hear ye! Hear ye! Ever wonder how Renaissance Faires got started or what life is like working at one? Now is your chance to get a behind the scenes look at an American amusement park like no other! L1 Classroom 1 Community Cinema: The Agony and the Ecstasy (Dir. Carol Reed, USA, 1965, 138 min) Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo, who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius. The film focuses on the battle of wills between the perfectionist artist and the impatient Pope who commissions (and eventually commands) him to paint the famed chapel. L3 Classroom 1 Adventure Workshop with Randy Kiersnowski (Ages 7-10.) 7th Floor Reception Room 3 pm Adult Art Project: Drawing & Sketching in Three-Dimensional Space [Adult Symbol] During the Renaissance, artists learned to use linear perspective, the idea that converging lines meet at a single vanishing point and shapes get smaller with increasing distance from the eye, to help paintings accurately represent the world they saw around them. Practice these and other fascinating methods to create wonderful drawing for you to keep. L1 Adults Center Children’s Art Project: Deepening our Connections with Medieval Times (Ages 4 and Under) L3 Mixed Media (Ages 5 and Up) L3 Drawing and Painting 3:30 pm Henry Martin: How to be a Pirate Show Captain Martin instructs his audience in the ways of pirate life-- including pirate language, pirate walk, pirate song, and pirate swordplay! "How to be a Pirate" enthralls young and old alike with comedy, audience interaction, and even a touch of history! L2 Auditorium Storytelling for Families with Shawn Shafner 7th Floor Makom Stage Combat Workshop Discussion, choreographed fight and demonstration of Renaissance stage combat. Workshop and Q&A to follow. Lobby 4 pm Jews in the Renaissance (1450-1650) with The Creepy Bard David Mikofsky From the expulsions, restrictions on occupations, blood libels and pogroms to the mysticism of Safed, the rise of Jewish Urbanism and the writings of Spinoza- the Renaissance was a rich and complex time in Jewish history. The always entertaining David Mikofsky is our guide through the dark and deep days of the Jews in the Middle Ages. L1 Classroom 1 Dudley Mudd Workshop Take part in a physical comedy and juggling workshop along with a Q & A on performing incredibly stupefying and timeless acts for the enjoyment of others. 7th floor Reception Room Adult Art Project: Drawing & Sketching in Three-Dimensional Space During the Renaissance, artists learned to use linear perspective, the idea that converging lines meet at a single vanishing point and shapes get smaller with increasing distance from the eye, to help paintings accurately represent the world they saw around them. Practice these and other fascinating methods to create wonderful drawing for you to keep. L1 Adults Center Children’s Art Project: Deepening our Connections with Medieval Times (Ages 4 and Under) L3 Mixed Media (Ages 5 and Up) L3 Drawing and Painting A Cappella Concert: Sirens of Sterling Lobby

AMC Immortal Love Pop-Up Experience - 530 Fifth Avenue
February 09, 2013 - Midtown West

From February 8-10, AMC celebrates the Valentine's Day premieres of two new unscripted series, "Freakshow" and "Immortalized," through the Immortal Love pop-up experience. Located at 530 Fifth Ave. and open to the public from 12-6pm, the installation will be anchored by all things bizarre and unique including eccentric entertainers, human wonders, mind-bending taxidermy displays, tantalizing interactive content, and will feature celebrated fashion designer Cesar Galindo's "Life Suspended" couture collection. For more information on the cable network's two new series, visit amctv.com.

Music Conservatory of Westchester Spring & Summer Program Open Houses - Music Conservatory of Westchester
February 09, 2013 - White Plains

Music Conservatory of Westchester hosts an open house for their spring and summer programs with an early bird discount available to those who sign up in advance. Music and arts programs are available for children, adults, and seniors and will include electives in band, orchestra, chorus, arts & crafts, jazz, rock, music technology, dance and visual arts. 10am-1pm. Music Conservatory of Westchester, 216 Central Avenue, White Plains. 914-761-3900. musicconservatory.org.

A Mardi Gras Weekend Celebration Louis Armstrong Tribute w/'Hot Lips' Joey Morant & Catfish Stew - Lucille's B.B. Kings Blues Club
February 09, 2013 - New York, NY

One of the most exciting and dynamic trumpeters on the current scene, Joey Morant works as a soloist, in duet and trio settings, and as a part of larger bands and orchestras, including the Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Harlem Blues Jazz Band. In addition, he has performed with jazz, soul, and rock 'n' roll greats, including Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Lionel Hampton, and James Brown. He electrifies audiences with his dazzling horn technique, skillful scat singing, and humorous asides. His Louis Armstrong interpretations, both playing and singing, are extraordinary.

Victorian Valentine Workshop - Bartow Pell Mansion Museum
February 09, 2013 - Bronx

Show that you care—not with a boring, store-bought card, but with a handmade, full-of-charm, sure-to-woo original creation. Learn about the history of valentines and the use of printed "scraps" used to make them in the 19th century while you craft your own memorable valentine. A fun workshop for the whole family!

Anti-Valentine Singles Party - Croton Reservoir Tavern
February 09, 2013 - New York

Ice Breakers Everyone will receive half a playing card at the door. Find other half & both receive a FREE drink. The rest is up to you. Drink Specials $4 Beer Specials 9-11pm $5 Shots & $6 Wines all night (at main level bar) All February Birthdays receive a FREE Drink (show ID at door) Music & Giveaways DJ spins the hottest dance music all night long (Top 40, Hip Hop, House, 80s & more) FREE Roses & Chocolates

Storytime: Valentines Day - Barnes & Noble City Center
February 09, 2013 - White Plains

Barnes & Noble hosts a special event to celebrate the holiday of love. Children are invited to hear "The Perfect Hug," by Joanna Walsh and Judi Abbot. This fabulous, feel-good picture book is bursting with the cuddliest, snuggliest, most perfect hugs. This special event also includes fresh-baked cookies and a Valentines Day craft.

Out of My Mind Vintage Presents & Vintage Vogue & Vinyl - Union Hall
February 09, 2013 - Brooklyn

Out of My Mind Vintage presents Vintage Vogue & Vinyl, a gussying up party for guys and gals, Valentines Day Weekend. Vintage clothing dealer Erin Silvers has carefully curated her Winter and Spring collections from Out Of My Mind and she is bringing along some of her friends to share the love. Come by to shop one of a kind vintage pieces, get a new 'do, your makeup done and hear some head-nodding tunes and bring some home. Come dressed in your very best vintage duds and win a PRIZE! Joining the shindig is DJ Mr. NYSE (Dave Hadden), who has been throwing parties for more than 10 years at places like Le Poisson Rouge, Littlefield, Cubana Social and Spike Hill. Equally happily spinning New Order, Digital Underground or The Bee Gees, Mr. NYSE is just playing whatever's fun and gets the kids moving, consistency be damned. Have your best moves ready: he's been known to out-dance the crowd. Vinyl dealer extraordinaire Gregorious from HPRS Records will be on hand selling all the essential albums you need in your collection. Celebrity makeup and Hair stylist Zuleika Acosta will be doing 60's and 70's hairstyles and offering an eyeliner tutorial. Drag Queen Jackie Knife will be behind the bar serving $5 mimosas and bloody Mary's with style. Miss Molly will be doing fun and unique manicures just in time for date night. There will also be a vinyl-trading corner where you can trade some of your old records for some old new records. For more information or interviews contact Erin Silvers at [email protected]

Pinkalicious Tea Party - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
February 09, 2013 - N. Salem

Enjoy a tea party with cupcakes and apple juice! For all ages. RSVP preferred.

Thrid Annual Brooklyn Bandanza - Littlefield
February 09, 2013 - Brooklyn

A rockin' party for a cold winter day! Featuring music from Brooklyn Music Factory, Gowanus Music Club, Willie Mae Rock Camp and more... Kid contests include 3rd Annual Air Guitar Contest + Rock n Roll Make-Over & photo shoot (bring your own camera)! $5 for kids, $10 for adults - all proceeds benefit arts enrichment at PS 261.

willa skincare at ivivva - ivivva showroom
February 09, 2013 - Upper West Side

ivivva is the apparel collection for active girls by lululemon and they are hosting a day of fresh fun and beauty with willa skincare founders, Willa Doss and her mom Christy. Willa and Christy will be doing sampling and talking about the philosophy behind willa, which is that embracing skincare at an early age sets girls up for a lifetime. Healthy snacks will be served.

Angelina Ballerina Story Time & Book Signing With Author Katharine Holabird - Anderson's Book Shop
February 09, 2013 - Larchmont

Angelina Ballerina is dancing into Mamaroneck! In anticipation of the off-Broadway hit, "Angelina Ballerina The Musical," which comes to Mamaroneck on February 16 & 17, bestselling author of the beloved Angelina Ballerina series, Katharine Holabird, will be doing a reading and signing books on Saturday February 9. Holabird will be at Anderson's Book Shop in Larchmont at 1pm at and at the Mamaroneck Library at 3 pm. Attendees of the book reading will have a chance to win tickets to the musical stage show at both locations, as well as enjoy a short performance by ballerinas from local dance studio, Studio B Dance Center in Eastchester, NY. Studio B is an official Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy studio, with beginner ballet classes based on the Angelina Ballerina books. Katharine Holabird began writing children's books in 1982 and published Angelina Ballerina with English illustrator Helen Craig in 1983. The Angelina storybooks relate to childhood themes such as friendship, jealousy, loyalty, and dedication. The 24 books have inspired an animated series as well as more than 30 Home Entertainment titles.

Angelina Ballerina Story Time & Book Signing With Author Katharine Holabird - Mamaroneck Public Library
February 09, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Angelina Ballerina is dancing into Mamaroneck! In anticipation of the off-Broadway hit, "Angelina Ballerina The Musical," which comes to Mamaroneck on February 16 & 17, bestselling author of the beloved Angelina Ballerina series, Katharine Holabird, will be doing a reading and signing books on Saturday February 9. Holabird will be at the Mamaroneck Library at 3 pm and at Anderson's Book Shop in Larchmont at 1pm.

Holiday Train Show - Grand Central Terminal
Through February 10, 2013 - New York

Grand Central Terminal turns 100 in 2013 and we're starting the party early with our eleventh annual Holiday Train Show! In a brand new layout built by Lionel, model Metro-North and New York Central trains depart from a miniature Grand Central on their way North on a 34' long, two-level "O" gauge layout. Vintage model trains from the Museum's collection will also be on display joined by stunning New York Central railroad posters harkening back to Grand Central's heyday as the nexus of long distance and commuter train travel. Salute the Centennial with your very own Lionel Grand Central Express Passenger Set, unveiled and on sale at the Museum Store.

Susan Roecker Cat Exhibition - Avenue C Studio
Through February 10, 2013 - New York

East Village Dance Project/GOH Productions present cat - an exhibition of ink drawings & woodcuts by Susan Roecker.

11th Annual Holiday Train Show - New York Transit Museum Shop in Grand Central Terminal
Through February 10, 2013 - Midtown

The New York Transit Museum presents its Holiday Train Show at its store in Grand Central, with a brand new layout wherein model Metro-North and New York Central trains depart from a miniature Grand Central on their way North on a 34' long, two-level "O" gauge layout. Vintage model trains from the museum's collection will also be on display joined by stunning New York Central railroad posters harkening back to Grand Central's heyday as the nexus of long distance and commuter train travel.

Young Artists 2013 - Katonah Museum of Art
Through February 10, 2013 - Katonah

Marking its 30th year, the Young Artists exhibition showcases the extraordinary talents of 300 seniors from the Museum's member high schools in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, and Fairfield counties. Concurrently on view are the exhibitions "Young Artists and Writers: Thinking Through Art," based on a program that uses the KMA's exhibitions to engage students' observation, critical thinking, writing, and artistic skills through encounters with original art, and "Make Your Mark," a show of younger students' work in the Learning Center. Together, the three exhibitions and their related programs have become an annual event in which community and family come together to celebrate children's art. February 3 through February 10, 2013.

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam - XL Center
Through February 10, 2013 - Hartford

Eight trucks roar into the XL Center with the first-ever appearances by Son-UVA Digger, Iron Man and Monster Mutt Rottweiler. Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, monster trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, monster trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

Raw/Cooked: Duron Jackson - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 10, 2013 - Brooklyn

Jackson's multimedia installation evokes a private library or reading room, where viewers are invited to contemplate themes of race and power embedded in American history and culture. A minimalist white cube chair is situated at the center of a carpet, both constructed by the artist from black-and-white dominoes. Jackson's Blackboard Paintings -- large-scale geometric abstractions rendered in graphite and blackboard paint -- cover the surrounding walls. These works present abstracted aerial views of specific American prisons. Jackson juxtaposes his abstract works with Malvina Hoffman's early modern sculptural portrait, Senegalese Soldier. Drawn from the Museum's permanent collection, Hoffman's larger-than-life-sized bust stands at the center of the installation. In Rumination, Jackson brings together historical and contemporary cultural representations to explore the inter-related histories of incarceration, surveillance, and control.

From Farm to City: Staten Island, 1661-2012 - Museum of the City of New York
Through February 10, 2013 - New York

From Farm to City: Staten Island, 1661-2012 highlights the history of changing land use on the island that has been an important part of the life of New York and its harbor for over 350 years. The exhibition illuminates Staten Island's varied history as home to farms and fishing ports, small towns and suburbs, resorts and estates, industry and business, parks and wetlands, and dynamic and diverse downtowns that continue to reinvent themselves. New panoramic color photographs by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao capture the varied and often striking vistas of Staten Island today.

Boy Scout Day - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Through February 10, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Visit in your scout uniform and receive 2 for 1 children's admission all weekend.

Valentine's Sweetheart's Sugartooth Tour - Sugartooth Tours
Through February 10, 2013 - New York

This fun and delicious tour will take you on a minimum of six dessert tastings throughout New York City. On the tour, you will not only fill up on decadent sweets, but you'll also learn the historical significance of Valentine's Day and gain culinary knowledge at each mouthwatering stop. The Valentines holiday tour follows the route of the company's Hell's Kitchen Tour, but with additional stops. Some of the featured sweets include handmade chocolates with international ingredients, traditional Greek pastries, European style fresh breads, New York's best cookie of 2012, traditional American home-style pie, Southern style brownie bars, and artisanal international dessert fusion.

Pia Zadora - Metropolitan Room
Through February 10, 2013 - New York

The Golden Globe winner, Grammy nominee, ShowWest winner, accomplished singer, film and Broadway star returns to the stage with a 75-minute show titled PIA ZADORA: BACK AGAIN AND STANDING TALL. The show was created by three-time Emmy winning director and choreographer Walter Painter, Emmy-nominated Academy Award writer Jon Macks, and six-time Emmy Award and Peabody winning composer Larry Grossman. Pia?s new show features the greatest songs ever performed, laughs and pure non-stop entertainment. Accompanied by legendary Sinatra pianist and musical conductor Vinnie Falcone and his orchestra, Pia performs classics such as ?The Lady Is a Tramp?, ?Come Rain or Shine?, ?All of Me?, ?Young at Heart? and ?The Man That Got Away?.

Buglisi Dance Theatre - The Joyce Theater
Through February 10, 2013 - New York

Buglisi Dance Theatre's passionate dancing and sublime theatricality speak to the visceral strengths and vulnerabilities of humanity. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary season, the company will perform Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi's signature works Requiem and Suspended Women, along with company favorites Caravaggio Meets Hopper and Rain. The two programs, with live music featured on both, also include three world premieres. This is Forever is set to a rhapsody performed live (on opening night) by composer Steve Margoshes; Snow Falling on Water, exploring the mystery and secrets of growing up in Brooklyn, is set to a tender score by Andy Teirstein that is performed live; Butterflies and Demons is set to music by Daniel Bernard Roumain; and a solo commission by guest choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska. Nacho Duato solo excerpts from Arenal are a season highlight.

Circo Wine Dinner: A Discovery of Piedmont Winter Flavors & Pelissero Wines - Circo
Through February 10, 2013 - New York

A special "4-Course Piedmont Tasting Menu paired with Pelissero Wines" created by Mauro Maccioni and Circo's sommelier, Aleck Ross-Frye.

With Bravery and Distinction Tour Guide Talk - Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum
Through February 10, 2013 - New York

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum introduces the free Tour Guide Talk "With Bravery and Distinction" that will run every Saturday and Sunday through February 24. This 45-minute tour celebrates the little-known accomplishments of African-American pioneers in the areas of sea, air and space. The tour will lead visitors back in time, highlighting many inspirational stories of men and women who heroically broke through barriers, paving the way for future generations. Among the historical accounts that the tour shares with visitors are that of USS Intrepid's Gun Tub-10, the brave ship stewards who fought to save the Intrepid from a kamikaze attack; Jesse Brown, the Navy's first African-American combat pilot who lost his life during the Korean war; Navy officer Dick Turpin, an African American Navy Diver who is credited with inventing the underwater cutting torch used at Pearl Harbor; Robert Lawrence, America's first African-American astronaut who in 1967 was part of the Gemini MOL (Manned Orbital Laboratory) program and many more. This Tour Guide Talk is free with the price of admission to the museum. Visitors can check in at the Information Deck in Hangar 1.

Westport Arts Center presents TOY DESIGN COMPETITION - Westport Arts Center
Through February 11, 2013 - Westport

Inspired by WAC's upcoming exhibition, "William Wegman: The Traveler," WAC seeks toy designs conceived by children ages 5-12 for a juried contest. Submit up to three concepts, be it a manipulative toy, action figures, game, or animated robots. A maximum level of creativity, playfulness, fantasy, humor, and imagination are strongly encouraged. Entries due February 11.

Tango For Fast Learners - Pearl Studio
Through February 11, 2013 - New York

Part 1: Saturday January 12th 2-5pm and Part 2: Monday January 14th 7-10pm PRE REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY Tango Fundamentals Marathon For totally beginners and Pre-Intermediate students Tango for Fast Learners is an intensive workshop for people who want to take the challenge of learning all the basics of tango in two days. Students will be introduced to all of the basics they need to dance with elegance and style at milongas. No partner needed No tango experience required Coordination and balance is required. Leather soled shoes are required. PART 1: Fundamentals, posture, embrace, paso basico, back and forward ochos, paradas, sandwich and ganchos, planeos and cunita. PART 2: Boleos, side sacadas and combination with ganchos, calesita, giros with paradas. Revision and understanding of the tango system. Rates: One 3 hour workshop: $85 (paid in advance) Two workshops: $165 (paid in advance) At the door $90 (for one day) $170 (for both days) Classes are located at: Pearl Studios, 500 8th ave, 12th fl @ 35th st. All the attendants will receive $20 OFF for our regular pack of classes and a tango music CD. RESERVE YOUR SPACE and save money buying in advance

Casting the Divine - Rubin Museum of Art
Through February 11, 2013 - New York

A group of 104 sculptures on long-term loan to the Rubin Museum of Art will be exhibited together for the first time in the United States. A selection of the works was previously exhibited at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, in the United Kingdom, in 1999. The collection is known as the Nyingjei Lam Collection, which means "path of compassion."

Canstruction Competition - Brookfield Place World Financial Center Complex
Through February 11, 2013 - Financial District

Canstruction is an annual design competition and the most unique food charity in the world. This February, Canstruction celebrates its 20th anniversary of competition in New York City, which was postponed from November 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy. Twenty-five teams of architects, engineers, contractors, and the students they mentor will compete to build enormous structures made entirely out of unopened cans of food, which are then on view to the public until they are dismantled and donated to City Harvest for distribution to those in need. Admission is free, but visitors are asked to bring a can of high quality food to the exhibition's collection station to reach the goal of collecting over 50,000 pounds of non-perishable edibles.

'Childlike Innocence' - Able Fine Art NY Gallery
Through February 12, 2013 - New York

Able Fine Art NY Gallery is pleased to present the work by Su-Jin Lim, a young Korean artist currently residing in New York City. As a Pop artist of a new generation of Asian painters, Su-Jin Lim approaches art as a mode of self expression through acrylic painting and mixed media printed on canvas. The subjects of her paintings revolve around young girls and whimsical animals with exaggerated eyes and features. Her paintings are characteristic in their vibrant and bright color scheme and embellishments of clothing and bowties. However her pieces depict multiple layers of emotion with the addition of flames and tears to the faces and heads of her forms. Her focus is to convey emotion through more simplified peoples and beings that are reminiscent of Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara. Su-Jin’s paintings are drawn with simple features such as two dots for the nostrils and a curved line for the mouth. Her emphasis is on feeling and a certain sensitivity and sophistication. Her art is childlike by creating a world rejecting adult life and addressing a discomfort in the older, however it is not naive. The tears or flames dominate the emotion of her imagery, in her words “People are not computers. They have emotions and need emotional recognition.” Her work creates a world of childlike innocence that drives the audience to an emotional response. Her images reflect the hardships of life through colorful details and depictions of simple vulnerabilities.

Chocolate Week - Various Locations
Through February 13, 2013 - New York

This year, Chocolate Week embraces a new concept with the promotion "Cafe Gourmand," "Tea Gourmand," or "Bubbly Gourmand." Participating restaurants, bakeries, and stores will offer a cup of coffee or tea, or a glass of sparkling wine with a chocolate inspired mignardises for the price of $10, or $15 for the sparkling wine offer. Participating restaurants include Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar, both Midtown and West Village locations, Opia, Jeanne & Gaston, La Tarte Flambee, Table Verte, La Sirene, Bar Tabac, Le Singe Vert, Cercle Rouge, Cafe Noir, Jules Bistro, Sofitel Hotel-Gaby Restaurant, Vin et Fleurs, La Bergamote Bistro, Serge Bistro, Serge Brasserie, Intercontinental NY Barclay-Barclay Bar & Grill, Artisanal, A.O.C. Maison Harlem and all New York state Le Pain Quotidien bakeries. Visit website for more information.

Grand Opening - RetroFitness Syosset/Plainview
Through February 13, 2013 - Syosset

Want the convenience of a modern gym at a fraction of the price? Check out RetroFitness where the goal is health and fitness and the price is $19.99 per month for life. Classes are starting up now. Childcare is available. The Grand Openinruns through February 13, 2013.

Fashion Week Menu - The Leopard at des Artistes
Through February 13, 2013 - New York

The Leopard at des Artistes will be participating in the Lincoln Square Fashion Plate Prix Fixe, offering a three-course tasting dinner menu and weekend brunch (2/9-10). Click here to view the full menu.

Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! Exhibition - New York Public Library
Through February 13, 2013 - New York

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss's second book, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, Dr. Seuss's never-before-seen hat collection will be exhibited. Following the unveiling, this exhibition will travel the country along with Dr. Seuss's little-known Secret Art Collection, a series of Estate authorized works adapted from Ted Geisel's original drawings, paintings, and sculpture. Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! is a rare and exciting exhibition as this is the first time any of these hats have traveled outside the Seuss Estate.

Fashion Plate Prix Fixe - Various Lincoln Square-area restaurants & eateries
Through February 14, 2013 - New York

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is back in New York City and Lincoln Square restaurants step up to the plate! The runways will be lit and the area's restaurants are sure to be packed with people taking advantage of Lincoln Square BID's successful dining promotions: Fashion Plate Prix Fixe and Lincoln Square Crew Cuts. The Event runs February 7-14 and the Upper West Side's most popular restaurants are hosting fashionably exceptional deals for everyone coming to, living in or working in the Lincoln Square neighborhood. The promotion expands each season with American Table Cafe & Bar, Andanada 141 and Arpeggio Food & Wine being three of the latest additions to the list of participating restaurants. Also new this season, a few of the participants are offering drink specials such as $5 Blackberry Bellinis at 'wichcraft (at David Rubenstein Atrium). Crew members working fashion related events can even grab take-out offerings from a wide range of affordable food establishments in the Lincoln Square Crew Cuts program. Fashion Plate Prix Fixe is open to the public for lunch, dinner and brunches during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. 28 restaurants are offering outstanding menu options, for example: Upper West Side staple Atlantic Grill is featuring a $25 Prix Fixe lunch special as well a three-course dinner for only $38; The Smith is hosting a $27 three-course lunch and complimentary sparkling morning punch with any breakfast entree; and a special two-course, modern Italian brunch is being offered at Lincoln Ristorante for $35. For a complete list of participating restaurants, click below.

Tying the Knot - Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium
Through February 15, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Practice tying fishing and boating knots at hand-on learning stations throughout the Hatchery. Enter a contest to win a free Hatchery T-shirt, make your own valentines.

Leo Villareal's BUCKYBALL - Madison Square Park
Through February 15, 2013 - New York

Madison Square Park Conservancy's Mad. Sq. Art program presents a new, monumental sculpture by world-renowned artist Leo Villareal. Largely inspired by the work of Buckminster Fuller, Villareal's BUCKYBALL applies concepts of geometry and mathematical relationships within a towering 30-foot tall, illuminated sculpture.

Crosscurrents in Modern Drawing - Moeller Fine Art Ltd.
Through February 15, 2013 - New York

A special exhibition of works on paper created in America and Europe between 1910 and 1970, with works by Kandinsky, Nolde, Feininger, Motherwell, Hockney, and many others.

John Aslanidis - Ethan Cohen Fine Arts
Through February 15, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of work by the Australian artist.

Suspended Forms: American Modernism 1908-1928 - Driscoll Babcock Galleries
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

Driscoll Babcock Galleries is pleased to present, Suspended Forms: American Modernism 1908-1928. The exhibition will include works by: Joseph Stella; Charles Sheeler; Walt Kuhn; Alfred Maurer; E. Ambrose Webster; Marsden Hartley; Niles Spencer; Charles Burchfield; Stuart Davis; Edwin Dickinson. Driscoll Babcock Galleries is the oldest gallery in New York City and has aided in the acquisition of important American masterpieces for many of the country’s top institutions and collections.

Nancy Spero - From Victimage to Liberation: Works from the 1980s & 1990s - Galerie Lelong
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

This rarely-seen selection of Spero's collaged narratives show women transformed from historical contexts of suffering and subordination into protagonists in charge their own destinies. From Victimage to Liberation is the first solo presentation of Spero's work in New York since her death in 2009.

Brian Clarke - Between Extremities - Pace Gallery
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and a new stained-glass installation by Brian Clarke, an artist who has pioneered new possibilities for the medium of glass and has collaborated on major installations with Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, and other leading architects worldwide.

Song Dong - Doing Nothing - Pace Gallery
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

A two-venue exhibition of the acclaimed Chinese conceptual artist Song Dong, known for his works that combine aspects of performance, video, photography, painting, installation, and sculpture. The gallery at 510 West 25th Street will center on a new installation by the artist that expands on his project for Documenta 13.

National Geographic: The Past and Future Present - Steven Kasher Gallery
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

Steven Kasher Gallery's fifth show of works from the National Geographic archives, but the first that presents vintage illustrations side by side with vintage photographs. The one hundred works presented span the entire 20th century. Photographers include Herbert Ponting, Baron von Gloeden, Maynard Owen Williams, and Hiram Bingham. Illustrators include Thornton Oakley, Louis Agassi Fuertes, and Tom Lovell. The exhibition will encompass works that represent National Geographi's rich history in the fields of geography, archaeology, exploration, science, wildlife and world cultures.

David Hilliard: The Tale Is True - Yancey Richardson Gallery
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of new photographs. In this new body of work, Hilliard continues to deconstruct issues surrounding familial relationships, and the struggle to secure a sense of self and place in a chaotic world.

This Is This - Zach Feuer Gallery
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of work by Darren Bader, Alex Da Corte, Nick Darmstaedter, N. Dash, Mark Flood, Brendan Lynch, Grayson Revoir and Zachary Susskind.

Maria Loboda: General Electric - Andrew Kreps Gallery
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

Loboda's first show at the gallery. Based on myriad associations with the overall idea, history, and architectural manifestation of electricity, the exhibition features sculpture, installation and collage.

David Shrigley - Signs - Anton Kern Gallery
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley surrounds a large black gong sculpture positioned in the center of the gallery with a variety of signs, such as flags, scrolls and banners, neon and cast bronze texts, as well as lino-cut and letterset texts and poems.

Paint - Betty Cuningham Gallery
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

Featuring paintings and works on paper by ten artists: William Bailey, David Bates, Jake Berthot, Charles Garabedian, Judy Glantzman, John Lees, Stanley Lewis, Gordon Moore, David Reed, and John Walker.

Niko Luoma - And Time Is No Longer an Obstacle - Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

The first solo exhibition in the United States by the esteemed Helsinki School artist.

Sissi Farassat - Edwynn Houk Gallery
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of recent photographic works by Sissi Farassat (Iranian, b. 1969). This is her first solo exhibition in New York.

Materializing 'Six Years': Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 17, 2013 - Prospect Heights

This exhibition is devoted to examining the defining impact Lucy R. Lippard's groundbreaking book Six Years had on the emergent Conceptual art movement. Published in 1973, Six Years simultaneously catalogued and described the development of conceptual art practices in the late sixties and early seventies, and is now widely considered an essential reference work for the period. Using the book's content to structure the exhibition, Materializing "Six Years" showcases the artists brought together and championed by Lippard, and demonstrates how her curatorial projects, critical writing, and political engagement helped to redefine exhibition-making, art criticism, and the viewing experience. The exhibition will feature more than 170 objects by nearly ninety artists who were working internationally across a range of mediums. In addition to presenting important artworks, the exhibition will convey the political foment of an era that saw both the emergence of Conceptual art and the rise of the Women's Rights, Civil Rights, and anti?Vietnam War movements, and will illustrate the period's experimental impulses through catalogues, artist publications, periodicals, photographs, and ephemera from key exhibitions and events.

Bethany - New York City Center Stage II
Through February 17, 2013 - New York

Women's Project presents the World Premiere of BETHANY By Laura Marks Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch Sets by Lauren Helpern Costumes by Sarah Holden Lights by Mark Barton Sound by Leon Rothenberg BETHANY is a darkly comic exploration of the limits of morality in desperate times. Set in an American exurb wiped out by foreclosures, the play follows Crystal, a financially-strapped woman who discovers just how far she’ll go to regain what she’s lost. January 11 - February 17, 2013 Tuesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Exception: No matinee on Saturday, January 12 at 2:30 p.m. City Center Stage II 131 West 55th Street, NYC WP Member Tickets ($20+): Click here or call 212.765.1706. Single Tickets ($60+): Click here or call 212.581.1212.

Doris Duke's Shangri La - Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art - Museum of Arts & Design
Through February 17, 2013 - New York

Exploring the extraordinary dialogue between Islamic tradition and Western modernity that shaped the fabled Honolulu residence of the philanthropist Doris Duke, Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art features large-scale newly commissioned photos of the five-acre property by Tim Street-Porter and archival materials on the travel and research that led to the creation of Duke's home and the growth of her collection over 60 years, in addition to a selection of works from her collection, never before seen outside her home--ceramics, furniture, textiles, and jewelry inlaid with precious gems from Spain, North Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East, including objects dating from the early first millennium B.C.E.--along with new works by six contemporary artists of Islamic heritage who participated in Shangri La's Contemporary Artists Residency program. These Shangri La- inspired works include calligraphic pieces by Mohamed Zakariya that evoke the physical landscape surrounding the home; vivid, large-scale projections that capture the home's confluence of American and Muslim cultures by Shahzia Sikander; and lantern-like metal sculptures of rockets and missiles that speak of both opulence and violence by Afruz Amighi, among others.

SESAME STREET LIVE ELMO'S SUPER HEROES - The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through February 18, 2013 -

When Super Grover loses his superness, Sesame Street needs a hero! Never fear, Elmo and his team of super heroes are here. Teaching lessons of healthy habits through song and dance, Elmo, Abby Cadabby and your favorite Sesame Street friends will explore exercise, nutrition, sleep/energy and hygiene -- all in a quest to put the "super" back in Super Grover. It's Elmo's Super Heroes to the rescue!

George Bellows - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 18, 2013 - New York

George Bellows (1882-1925) was regarded as one of America's greatest artists when he died, at the age of forty-two, from a ruptured appendix. Bellows's early fame rested on his powerful depictions of boxing matches and gritty scenes of New York City's tenement life, but he also painted cityscapes, seascapes, war scenes, and portraits, and made illustrations and lithographs that addressed many of the social, political, and cultural issues of the day. Featuring some one hundred works from Bellows's extensive oeuvre, this landmark loan exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of the artist's career in nearly half a century. It invites the viewer to experience the dynamic and challenging decades of the early twentieth century through the eyes of a brilliant observer.

John Rogers: American Stories - New-York Historical Society
Through February 18, 2013 - New York

John Rogers: American Stories is the first full retrospective of the most popular American sculptor John Rogers (1829-1904). An astute and tireless maker and marketer of artworks from the beginning of the Civil War to the end of the Gilded Age, Rogers sold more than 80,000 narrative figural groups in plaster, reaching the American public en masse and addressing the issues that most touched their lives. His arresting and memorable subjects included scenes from the front lines and the home front of the Civil War, insightful commentaries on domestic life, and dramatic episodes from the stage and literature.

The Landmarks of New York - New-York Historical Society
Through February 18, 2013 - New York

The Landmarks of New York is an exhibition which explores the history of New York as revealed by its historical structures. The exhibition's ninety photographs of New York landmarks, including thirty newly donated by former New York City Landmarks Commissioner Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, are critical documents that chronicle the city's past from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. As the city grew, single family houses were replaced by apartment buildings and then skyscrapers; agriculture replaced manufacturing, which was supplanted by commerce and the movement of goods and services. All of these structures tell the story of New York's journey from a small colonized village to a world class city.

Sesame Street Live: 'Elmo's Super Heroes' - The Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through February 18, 2013 - Midtown

All is not well on Sesame Street, but Elmo's determined to help his friends find happiness. The show opens with Super Grover losing his superness, so Elmo brings the gang to town, teaching the audience lessons of healthy habits through song and dance with his friends including Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, and more of the gang.

Hot Chocolate Festival - City Bakery
Through February 18, 2013 - New York

Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School - New-York Historical Society
Through February 21, 2013 - New York

After a national tour, the forty-five iconic works, including Thomas Cole's five-part series The Course of Empire and other masterworks by Cole, John F. Kensett, Albert Bierstadt, Jasper F. Cropsey, Asher B. Durand and others will once again be on display at the New-York Historical Society.

Not Too Late: Recent Works by Feng Mengbo - Chambers Fine Art
Through February 22, 2013 - New York

China's leading video and new media artist presents his latest work accompanied by a new series of ink and mixed media paintings and works on paper that further develop the concepts first glimpsed in 2010.

'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through February 23, 2013 - Times Square

Off Broadway Family Theatre presents an adaptation of C.S. Lewis' beloved tale from his Chronicles of Narnia series. In this creative adaptation, two actors play eight characters, both human and animal. Travel to Narnia through the old wardrobe with the four Pevensie children, and get swept into their journey to stand with the great lion Aslan against the evil White Witch. She has placed the land of Narnia under enchantment and now it is always winter, but never Christmas. Audiences will be drawn into the theater's "magic circle," where children and animals, fauns and mythical creatures come to life in this enchanting tale.

McDermott & McGough: Suspicious of rooms without music or atmosphere - Cheim & Read
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of painting, sculpture and works on paper by the collaborative duo.

Don Bachardy: Portraits From a Canyon: Los Angeles in the 60s and 70s: Selected by Jack Pierson - Cheim & Read
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of a suite of drawings selected by Jack Pierson.

Steven Bindernagel: In Conversation - CRG Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

The first solo exhibition of Brooklyn-based artist Steven Bindernagel, including recent paintings and works on paper.

Beatrice Mandelman - David Findlay Jr. Inc.
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

Charles Clough - Recent Paintings - David Findlay Jr. Inc.
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

Anj Smith - The Flowering of Phantoms - Hauser & Wirth
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of new paintings that coincides with the publication of 'Anj Smith – Paintings', the first major monograph devoted to the artist's work.

Kenro Izu - India, Where Prayer Echoes - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of photography that includes 24 platinum palladium prints of portraits and landscapes taken across India between 2008 and 2012.

Anna Betbeze, Josh Brand, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Josh Tonsfeldt - Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

A four-person exhibition in Chelsea.

Song Dong - Doing Nothing - Pace Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

A two-venue exhibition of the acclaimed Chinese conceptual artist Song Dong, known for his works that combine aspects of performance, video, photography, painting, installation, and sculpture. The gallery at 534 West 25th Street will present a survey Song's works, spanning from 1994 to the present.

Deborah Kass: My Elvis + - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of paintings by Deborah Kass from her historic series, "My Elvis" created in the early 1990s. Gathered for the first time in the artist's career and presented to a new generation of viewers, the exhibition will showcase this historic series with the first and last self-portraits from her historic "Warhol Project": "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" (1994), "Camouflage self-portrait" (1994/1997), "Altered Image #2" and "Red Deb" (2000).

Caro, Frankenthaler, Louis, Motherwell, Noland, Olitski, Stella: Curated by Hayden Dunbar - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

Featuring artworks by Anthony Caro, Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, and Frank Stella.

Hosook Kang - Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

For her third solo exhibition at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York-based Korean artist Hosook Kang introduces new abstract works that explore nature through the power of color.

Ilse Murdock - 'It's' - Tibor de Nagy Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

Featuring small and medium-sized oil paintings that were completed over the last two years. The works were all painted outdoors in the landscape. Many were painted in the Palisades Park, Wave Hill, Fort Tilden, landscape locations not far from urban New York, and farther afield locales in Maine and Provincetown.

Patricia Broderick - Selected Paintings - Tibor de Nagy Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

The exhibition comprises fifteen paintings from her last two decades. It marks the third exhibition with the gallery. Many of them psychologically charged and muted images of solitary figures and figure groups.

The 3rd Juried Photography Exhibition - Viridian Artists
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

This exhibition is a diverse gathering of twenty-five photographers from the United States and abroad. They share a common interest in capturing a specific moment and situation using the photographic image as a starting point with a variety of ending goals. First, second & third prize winners are Roger Generazzo, Jordan Sibley and Mark Dorf.

Robin Rhode - Take Your Mind Off the Street - Lehmann Maupin
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

The South African-born, Berlin-based multidisciplinary artist's first exhibition in New York in more than five years.

David "Chim" Seymour/Roman Vishniac - Affirmation - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

A two-person exhibition of photographs from the 1930s-1950s. Among the great masters of European photography, Chim and Vishniac are famed for photojournalism and social documentary depicting tumultuous events of the 20th century, as well portraits of some of the most important celebrities of the time.

David Bradford - Recent Paintings - Bowery Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

The works in this exhibition include landscape paintings done in Montana, California and upstate New York, where the artist currently lives.

Suzi Evalenko - The Blue Glove - First Street Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

In her sixth solo exhibition at First Street Gallery, Suzi Evalenko presents a whimsical world of still life paintings whose 'personal' character – and vitality – challenge the notion of stillness.

Aleah Chapin - Flowers Gallery
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

The artist's first solo show is a continuation of her "Aunties Project," a series of paintings that examines Chapin's own personal history and the people who have shaped it.

Promise of Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through February 24, 2013 - Fairfield

Exhibit and programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and its significance over time, featuring Abraham Lincoln's signed copy, rare slavery artifacts, prints, political cartoons and more. Visitors who present a ticket stub from the film "Lincoln", will receive $2 off of an adult admission to the exhibition. Through February 24,2013.

Family Sundays at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 24, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Now there's even more reason for families to plan the weekend around a visit to Nassau County Museum of Art. Learn from a docent-led family walk-through of the exhibition and supervised art activities for the whole family beginning at 1:30pm. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. No reservations needed.

Artists in America - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 24, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Artists in America surveys 300 years of great American painting rarely seen on Long Island. Its 79 works dating from the early 1700s to the present include history painting, landscape, portraits, still life, and modernist abstraction with significant examples of photography, collage, and other media. Major artists from every era of American art are on view, including John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale, John Singer Sargent, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, Robert Motherwell and Sol LeWitt. All works in the exhibition are selected from the permanent collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut. The exhibition runs through February 24, 2013.

Family Sundays at the Museum - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 24, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Now there's even more reason for families to plan the weekend around a visit to Nassau County Museum of Art. Each Sunday the museum offers a docent-led family walk-through of the exhibition and supervised art activities for the whole family beginning at 1:30 p.m. Special family guides of the main exhibition are available in the galleries. Weekends only there is a $2 parking fee. This program runs through February 24, 2013.

PICNIC - Roundabout Theatre
Through February 24, 2013 - New York

Previews Dec. 14. Opens Jan. 13, 2013. William Inge's Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece in its second Roundabout Theatre revival with Ellen Burstyn, Sebastian Stan, Maggie Grace, Reed Birney, Elizabeth Marvel and Mare Winningham in her Broadway debut.

Seasons of Change: Global Warming in Your Backyard - Yale Peabody Museum
Through February 24, 2013 - New Haven

This interactive traveling exhibit illustrates how climate change is impacting the landscape of New England over the changing of the seasons. As you explore the exhibit, you'll get a chance to find out how climate change is affecting the people of New England; share your thoughts about what aspects you might miss most about New England's current climate; compare coastal flooding today with projections for the year 2100 and control a global climate change simulation. December 15 2012-February 24, 2013.

Caribbean Garden at The New York Botanical Garden - The New York Botanical Garden
Through February 24, 2013 - Bronx

Take refuge from winter by retreating to Tropical Paradise - a showcase of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's permanent collection, including orange-yellow crotons, fuchsia bromeliads, and rosy-red hibiscus. You'll feel like you are on vacation without leaving New York. View The Beauty of Paradise: A Photographic Tour during regular Garden hours. See a photographic display of tropical paradises around the world. Learn about plants and flowers found in tropical climes through a display of exceptional photographs from the prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year Contest, of which the Botanical Garden is the US partner. Access additional details about the displayed photographs via your smartphone. Inside the cozy Discovery Center in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden, kids of all ages can take a closer look at the differences between tropical and temperate plants in Tropical Discoveries and Wintertime Wonders. Pot up a specimen plant to take home and compare its characteristics with foliage in your neighborhood; make bark rubbings, count tree rings, and head back into the winter garden with a field notebook to discover the vital sparks of life that lie just below the surface of this quiet season. On view January 19-February 24. Please confirm hours on the day of your visit by calling 718-817-8700.

Let It Snow! Children's Book Art - Bruce Museum
Through February 24, 2013 - Greenwich

This family-friendly exhibition of winter scenes from children's books features more than thirty original artworks from favorite illustrators, including many living in the Connecticut region such as Lizzy Rockwell, Jennifer Thermes and Wendell Minor. The snowy season is depicted in vivid winter landscapes, frolicking animals, and popular sports and games such as sledding, ice skating, and snowball fights. Displayed works present the range of media available to illustrators, including pen and ink, colored pencil, oil, watercolor, gouache, papercut, collage, and digital media. December 1, 2012-February 24 ,2013.

FOODPLAY - The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row
Through February 24, 2013 - New York

FOODPLAY runs for sixteen performances from February 6-24, 2013 on the following schedule: Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. There are no performances on Sunday, Feb. 10th or Wednesday, Feb. 13th. FOODPLAY is a culinary stage adventure which explores our primal connections to food and its power to unite. Through an entertaining encounter with established novels, colorful poetry, historic essays, personal letters and other literary works by Langston Hughes, Proust, Homer, and Dickens, among others, FOODPLAY serves up the joys of food and eating. It goes beyond the mere palate, revealing how human beings relate to and obsess over food from as far back as The Bible to today. In this era of myriad reality television shows devoted to virtuosic food preparation, and vast amounts of newsprint concerned with the latest cooking innovations and restaurant reviews…now is the time for FOODPLAY! Barbara Bosch directs a cast of seven including Robert Allan, Judith Barcroft*(Bway: Dinner at Eight, Betrayal, Elephant Man, Plaza Suite), Gwen Eyster, Peter Husovsky*, Jaclyn Mitgang, Mark Ringer, and Antonio Edwards Suarez* (Bway: American Buffalo - Leguizamo understudy; Off -Bway: Chaucer in Rome - Lincoln Center). FoodPlay will run at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Streeet (bet. 9th and 10th Avenues), New York City 10036 for sixteen performances, February 6-24, 2013. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association. AEA Showcase. FOODPLAY is presented by JEUX DE MOTS trans.WORDPLAY. Producer: Joel Bassin; Associate Producer: Candace Lawrence; Technical Director: Dylan Uremovich; Lighting Designer: Ed Matthews; Costume designer: Lui Konno; Sound Designer: Brian Hurley; Production Stage Manager: Jessica V. Urtecho*; Dramaturg: Mark Bly; Publicist: Paul Siebold, Off Off PR. The run time for FOODPLAY is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. Barbara Bosch (director) has acted and directed nationally and internationally. She has worked in New York Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway at theaters including Dixon Place, Circle East, Pearl Theatre and HERE and at theatres around the United States such as the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Old Globe Theatre, the Magic Theater, Marin Theater Company, Sacramento Theater Company, Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts, American Stage, Western Stage, Sierra Rep. and at Shakespeare Festivals in California, Texas, Maine, Wisconsin, Alaska, and Utah. She has worked internationally in the Netherlands, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland. She will be directing Our Town in Poland this Spring. Barbara teaches at Hunter College, City University of New York. JEUX DE MOTS trans.WORDPLAY is a New York based company of theater artists devoted to creating theater from non-theatrical texts, and re-envisioning the classics. Through collaboration and exploration of varied works of literature, WORDPLAY's goal is to introduce these works on stage to a wide audience. The juxtaposition of the varied texts allows everyone to hear and see literature in a new and exciting way. Previous productions include The Heart of My Mystery: The Hamlet Project, which used a condensed version of Shakespeare's text interwoven with criticism of the play from writers as varied as Freud, Goethe, and Coleridge. Can't I Not Like It? employed theatrical reviews as theater with commentary by Shaw, Parker, Tynan and others.

Expressions 2013 - Rowayton Arts Center
Through February 24, 2013 - Rowayton

High-quality works by some of the region's finest artists will be on view at this juried all-media exhibition.

GO: a community-curated open studio project - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 24, 2013 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn is home to more artists than anywhere else in the United States, making it the creative capital of the art world. GO: a community-curated open studio project is a borough-wide initiative designed to foster personal exchange between Brooklyn-based artists, their communities, and the Brooklyn Museum. During GO, 1,708 Brooklyn-based artists opened their studios to the community on September 8 and 9. An estimated 18,000 people made approximately 147,000 studio visits in order to nominate artists for inclusion in a group exhibition to be held at the Museum. Based on the ten community-nominated artists, Museum curators selected five artists to be featured in the exhibition, opening on Target First Saturday, December 1, 2012. The exhibition features work by Adrian Coleman, Oliver Jeffers, Naomi Safran-Hon, Gabrielle Watson, and Yeon Ji Yoo. Organized by the Museum's Managing Curator of Exhibitions, Sharon Matt Atkins, and Chief of Technology, Shelley Bernstein, GO is inspired by two established programs: ArtPrize, an annual publicly juried art competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the long tradition of open studio weekends held each year in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Greenpoint, DUMBO, Gowanus, Red Hook, and Bushwick.

Daniel Brush - Blue Steel Gold Light - Museum of Arts & Design
Through February 24, 2013 - New York

Over the past 40 years, Daniel Brush has created an oeuvre unparalleled in contemporary American art--from large-scale painted canvases to gold-domed containers encrusted with gold granules so miniscule they must be fused with microscopic precision. Daniel Brush: Blue Steel Gold Light, opening October 16, 2012, brings together for the first time works from throughout Brush's career, including examples of his poetic paintings and drawings, a selection of his most significant steel and gold wall sculptures, jewelry made from plastic, aluminum, steel, and precious gems, and some of his earliest gold-granulated objects. The exhibition will be installed on MAD's second-floor galleries--the first time a single living artist has commanded that entire floor, which includes the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Jewelry Gallery.

Macbeth ~ in Original Pronunciation - American Theatre of Actors
Through February 24, 2013 - New York

The Shakespeare OP Players present Shakespeare's Macbeth in original pronunciation (OP), i.e. Early Modern English as spoken in the late 16th / early 17th centuries in London. In OP, subtleties, intimacy, puns, rhyming and characterizations are more audible than they are in contemporary English. The presentation of Shakespeare's plays in period pronunciation is gaining momentum, and Shakespeare OP Players are proud to bring their second production to New York next month, following a successful run of Twelfth Night in OP last year at the American Theatre of Actors (ATA).

2013 Jumpin' Juniper Festivala - BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Through February 24, 2013 - Brooklyn

February 3rd | BRANDIN STEFFENSEN; February 10th | DOUBLE IMAGE THEATER LAB; February 17th | FUNMILAYO CHESNEY, FUSHADANCE COMPANY AND CUMBE: CENTER FOR AFRICAN AND DIASPORA DANCE; February 24th | MIL'S TRILLS. All performances start at 11:00am. Experience the exhilarating energy of Jumpin' Juniper as she hosts an interactive hour of story, song, film, or dance. Immerse yourself in the excitement of high-quality live performances by celebrated guest artists. BAX welcomes The Painted Pot as the 2013 Jumpin' Juniper Festival's Presenting Sponsor. Tickets: $8 per ticket | Children under 2 FREE. For more information visit http://events.bax.org/family/jumpin-juniper.

FOODACTS - The Lion Theatre - Theater Row
Through February 24, 2013 - New York

FOODACTS is a culinary stage adventure which explores our primal connections to food and its power to unite. Through an entertaining encounter with established novels, colorful poetry, historic essays, personal letters and other literary works by Langston Hughes, Proust, Homer, and Dickens, among others, FOODACTS serves up the joys of food and eating. It goes beyond the mere palate, revealing how human beings relate to and obsess over food from as far back as The Bible to today. In this era of myriad reality television shows devoted to virtuosic food preparation, and vast amounts of newsprint concerned with the latest cooking innovations and restaurant reviews…now is the time for FOODACTS! Barbara Bosch directs a cast of seven including Robert Allan, Judith Barcroft* (Bway: Dinner at Eight,Betrayal, Elephant Man, Plaza Suite), Gwen Eyster, Peter Husovsky*, Jaclyn Mitgang, Mark Ringer, and Antonio Edwards Suarez* (Bway: American Buffalo - Leguizamo understudy; Off -Bway: Chaucer in Rome - Lincoln Center). *Member, Actors’ Equity Association. AEA Showcase. FOODACTS is presented by JEUX DE MOTS trans.WORDPLAY. Producer: Joel Bassin; Associate Producer:Candace Lawrence; Technical Director: Dylan Uremovich; Lighting Designer: Ed Matthews; Costume designer: Lui Konno; Sound Designer: Brian Hurley; Production Stage Manager: Jessica V. Urtecho*; Dramaturg: Mark Bly;Publicist: Paul Siebold, Off Off PR. FOODACTS runs for sixteen performances from February 6-24, 2013 on the following schedule: Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. There are no performances on Sunday, Feb. 10th or Wednesday, Feb. 13th. Tickets are $18 (+fees) and can be purchased by visiting Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. The run time for FOODACTS is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. Barbara Bosch (director) has acted and directed nationally and internationally. She has worked in New York Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway at theaters including Dixon Place, Circle East, Pearl Theatre and HERE and at theatres around the United States such as the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Old Globe Theatre, the Magic Theater, Marin Theater Company, Sacramento Theater Company, Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts, American Stage, Western Stage, Sierra Rep. and at Shakespeare Festivals in California, Texas, Maine, Wisconsin, Alaska, and Utah. She has worked internationally in the Netherlands, Great Britain, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland. She will be directing in Krakow, Poland this Spring. Barbara teaches at Hunter College, City University of New York. JEUX DE MOTS trans.WORDPLAY is a New York based company of theater artists devoted to creating theater from non-theatrical texts, and re-envisioning the classics. Through collaboration and exploration of varied works of literature, WORDPLAY's goal is to introduce these works on stage to a wide audience. The juxtaposition of the varied texts allows everyone to hear and see literature in a new and exciting way. Previous productions include The Heart of My Mystery: The Hamlet Project, which used a condensed version of Shakespeare's text interwoven with criticism of the play from writers as varied as Freud, Goethe, and Coleridge. Can't I Not Like It? employed theatrical reviews as theater with commentary by Shaw, Parker, Tynan and others.

Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival - Roy Arias Studios’ Stage 2
Through February 24, 2013 - New York

John Chatterton and The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) are pleased to announce the Third Annual Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival, from February 4 through 24, 2013. The Festival will take place at Roy Arias Studios’ Stage 2, 300 W. 43rd St. 4th fl. Tickets (from $13 to $18, depending on a play’s length; no discounts for seniors or students) are available at www.SmartTix.com (search by play title) or by calling 212/868-4444.

MACBETH ~ In Original Pronunciation - American Theatre of Actors
Through February 24, 2013 - New York

The Shakespeare OP Players present Shakespeare's Macbeth in original pronunciation (OP), i.e. Early Modern English as spoken in the late 16th-early 17th century in London. In OP, the subtleties, intimacy, puns, rhyming and characterizations in Shakespeare's plays and poetry are more audible than they are in contemporary English. The modern presentation of Shakespeare's plays in period pronunciation is gaining momentum and the Shakespeare OP Players are proud to bring their second production to New York next month, following a successful run of Twelfth Night in OP last year at the American Theatre of Actors (ATA).

Casey Ruble - Disarmed - Foley Gallery
Through February 24, 2013 - New York

Foley presents the fine cut paper collage work of Casey Ruble. This will be Ms. Ruble's second solo exhibition with FOLEY.

Chris Buck - Presence - Foley Gallery
Through February 24, 2013 - New York

Foley's first solo photography exhibition of Chris Buck. Known as an incredibly successful celebrity photographer, Buck has had access to some of the biggest names in contemporary culture. From Hollywood to our very own art world, he is one of the most creative and trusted photographers in the field.

Alessi Annual Warehouse Sale - Alessi Soho
Through February 24, 2013 - New York

Alessi, a leader in tabletop design, is offering a special promotion of up to 70% off select floor samples, discontinued items and slightly irregular items. The sale will also be effective at Alessi’s stores in New York City from Saturday, February 9th until Sunday, February, 24th. Discounted items include the “Blossom” fruit holder, originally $150, now $45; the Colombina Tealights in black, red and white, originally $34, now $10.20; Captain Banana corkscrew, originally $80, now $24.00; “Pots & Pans” stockpot, originally $150, now $45 among others.

Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 25, 2013 - New York

Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde brings together some of the most iconic works from the period as well as works recently discovered or reevaluated by new scholarship. A significant number are already part of MoMA's collection, while others are on loan from important public collections in Japan and the United States. Artists in the exhibition include artist collectives such as Jikken Kobo (Experimental Workshop), Hi Red Center (Takamatsu Jiro, Akasegawa Genpei, Nakanishi Natsuyuki), and Group Ongaku (Group Music); critical artistic figures such as Okamoto Taro, Nakamura Hiroshi, Ay-O, Yoko Ono, Shiomi Mieko, and Tetsumi Kudo; photographers Moriyama Daido, Hosoe Eikoh, and Tomatsu Shomei; illustrators and graphic designers Yokoo Tadanori, Sugiura Kohei, and Awazu Kiyoshi; and architects Tange Kenzo, Isozaki Arata, and Kurokawa Kisho, among others.

stART (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
Through February 27, 2013 - Garden City

Each week Ms. Ashley will read a different story that relates to the season. Afterwards, the children will create a art project about the story they read. The program runs through February 27, 2013.

February is Art for the Heart Month at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through February 27, 2013 - New York

This February, Agora Gallery is proud to present two exhibitions that will warm your heart and touch your soul, bringing light and life to the winter days. Idiosyncratic Expressions delves into the diverse and diverting nature of perception and individual expression and awareness. Uniting a very personal approach to human nature and the world around us with an ability to expose the shared understanding that binds us together, these works both inspire and celebrate the variety of existence and the power of vision. In Degrees of Abstraction, the audience will be introduced to the work of artists who are constantly reworking the boundaries and borders of skill and possibility. Lively, innovative impressions of both reality and inner life take the potential of visual expression to a whole new level. February is also Heart Month and to celebrate we’re doing something a little special. Some of the artists in this exhibition have created artwork especially for the occasion. The entire sales proceeds from the sales of these particular pieces of art will be donated to the Children’s Heart Foundation. The exhibitions open on February 7, 2013 and run until February 27, 2013. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday February 7, 6-8 pm. Entrance is free and all art enthusiasts are warmly welcomed to attend and meet some of the artists responsible for creating these remarkable works of art. Exhibition Dates: February 7, 2013 – February 27, 2013 Reception: Thursday, February 7, 2013, 6-8 pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/collectivecatalog/Collective_2_7_2013.aspx

Oil Paintings on Display at the Larchmont Public Library - Larchmont Public Library
Through February 27, 2013 - Larchmont

Aldo Pili's landscape paintings will be shown in the Oresman Gallery at the Larchmont Public Library from February 2 to February 27. The show entitled "My Two Worlds" captures the love for his two worlds, Italy where he grew up, and his life here in Larchmont, New York. He has participated in collective exhibits at the Flatiron Gallery in Peekskill, New York. This show is special to Aldo Pili because it is the first exhibit featuring his paintings and it will be in his hometown. After a career in business, Pili decided to pursue his passion for painting. He began studying oil painting in Florence, Italy, and later in Westchester County, New York with renowned artist Andrew Lattimore. Aldo Pili has been painting for twenty years. His main artistic influence comes from Macchiaioli, a Tuscan painting school of the late 1800s, which is regarded by some as a forerunner of the Impressionists. His paintings are done in oil and most of them are 'en plein air.'

Discover Tour - Audubon Center at Prospect Park
Through February 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

Learn how to look for birds, discover the source of the Lullwater, and find out what you can do to protect nature on a tour led by expert naturalists. Every Saturday and Sunday.

Inclusive Weekend Classes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through February 28, 2013 - SoHo

An opportunity for children with physical disabilities ages 7 and older and their able-bodied siblings or friends to participate in a drop-off art class together. This program is intended to make the museum's art-making accessible to all needs and provide an opportunity for siblings to spend time with each other and with peers who have similar experiences.If a child with a physical disability doesn't have a sibling to attend the session with him or her, the child may bring along a friend instead. Each session offers a new workshop that is designed to meet the needs of the participants. This program is staffed with CMA teaching artists and a licensed occupational therapist(s).?This program is based on a class-like model in which the teaching artists and the OT work to facilitate the group experience, with a keen eye towards the special needs of the participants;?if your child requires dedicated one-on-one attention you should consider bringing a paraprofessional or other adult to help facilitate your child's experience. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, though they are welcome to stay if they wish or remain close by in another part of the museum. To sign up for a session, discuss your child's needs with the program director in advance of the session. Contact Rachel for more information at [email protected]

Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2013 - Crown Heights

Discover the diversity of sea life up close and personal!

Art Works - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2013 - Crown Heights

A different arts and crafts project at each session, usually tied to a theme such as a holiday or the seasons.

Dick Tracy Returns in Tut's Fever - Museum Of The Moving Image
Through February 28, 2013 - Astoria

Kids can spend the winter with an original super hero, Dec.1 through Feb. 28. Enjoy screenings of episodes of classic movie serials in Tut's Fever Movie Palace, an artwork by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong that pays homage to the movie palace. This sequel to the original Dick Tracy serial finds Dick battling spies and saboteurs in his quest to bring the notorious Stark crime gang to justice.

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF - Richard Rodgers Theatre
Through February 28, 2013 - New York

Previews Dec. 18, opens Jan. 17, 2013. A major revival of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning classic starring Scarlett Johansson* as Maggie the Cat, Benjamin Walker as Brick, Ciaran Hinds as Big Daddy and Debra Monk* as Big Mama

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through February 28, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. Feb. 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through February 28, 2013 - White Plains

Every Friday from 7:30-9:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. Feb. 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through February 28, 2013 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts & crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. Feb. 2: Create a Ground Hog Day Placemat; Feb. 9: Craft a Valentine Day Hand Rabbit; Feb. 16: Make a Snowy Owl Hanging; Feb. 23: Craft an Overlapping Icicle Picture.

Teacher in the Library - Field Library
Through February 28, 2013 - Peekskill

Drop in for homework help from a certified teacher. February 4, 5, 7, 11, 14, 21, 25, 26, and 28, from 4-6pm.

ZOOB Playdate - Straight A's
Through February 28, 2013 - White Plains

A special playdate during February vacation break. Boys and girls are invited to build with easy-to-use ZOOB pieces that snap, click, and pop together to make moveable creations. Unlimited, open ended building spurs kids' imaginations. February 16-24, from 10am-5pm.

Love Rocks - Long Island Children's Museum
Through February 28, 2013 - Garden City

Come out to the Museum's Inner Lobby to decorate an adorable little rock "buddy" to show your love for a special person in your life. This program runs through February 28, 2013.

Winter Wolves! - Wolf Conservation Center
Through February 28, 2013 - South Salem

Winter offers families a unique opportunity to visit the wolves during their favorite time of year. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr as well as the center's other endangered wolves, and enjoy hot beverages in the woodstove-heated classroom. Pre-registration is required. 11am February 2, 9, 16, and 19.

Winter Break Activities - New York Transit Museum
Through February 28, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The Transit museum is open and offering activities during February vacation week: The Great Subway Search scavenger hunt at 11am, and Create a Grand Central City (see Feb. 16 and 17) at 1 and 3pm.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Port Chester
Through February 28, 2013 - Port Chester

Kids learn to build or create a useful product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month from 9am-12pm for children ages 5-12.

American Museum of Natural History’s Lunchtime Bird Walks in Central Park - American Museum of Natural History
Through February 28, 2013 - New York

Catch a glimpse of owls, songbirds, and woodpeckers in the woods, seed-eating birds in the fields, and multiple species of ducks and gulls in the lakes as ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species of New York City. Be sure to bring a pair of binoculars and wear comfortable shoes. Please note, this walk is more than an hour long over steps, slopes, and wood-chip paths. Walks start across from the Museum on the northeast corner of Central Park West and 77th Street. Walks are limited to 25 people per series. This program is part of the celebration of the reopening of the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial at the American Museum of Natural History. For more information, call the AMNH Bird Walk Hotline: 212-313-7579 Catch a glimpse of various birds as ornithologist Paul Sweet guides you through three Central Park habitats to observe the varied bird species of New York City.

Rent-a-Bucket - Teatown Lake Reservation
Through February 28, 2013 - Ossining

Love maple syrup? Buy a bucket of your own. Teatown will tap a maple tree and hang a sap bucket with your name on it. After filling the bucket, the sap gets turned into syrup in Warren's Sugar House. The $45 fee includes two tickets to the Pancake Brunch on March 16 and an 8-ounce bottle of award-winning, Grade A, pure maple syrup. Call the Nature Center at 914-762-2912 x110 to purchase a bucket.

Indoor Play - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through March 01, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Toddlers and pre-schoolers will enjoy an indoor playground, rockers, blocks, play panel for theater, rock climbing wall, bouncy castle, musical instruments, and easel boards for drawing.

Dining Out: A Chronology of American Menus - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Through March 01, 2013 - New York

Explore the first in-depth exhibition of The Henry Voigt Collection of American Menus, illustrating not only what Americans ate in the 19th century but also the evolution of American culture. Part II, The American Excursionist, features menus from resort hotels, trains and ships, dating from 1870-1900. This installation showcases the emergence of a variety of American vacation destinations in the post-Civil War years from Martha’s Vineyard to Niagara Falls to Yosemite National Park.

Striving to Live with Dignity: Photography of the African Diaspora - SUNY Rockland Community College
Through March 01, 2013 - Suffern

SUNY Rockland hosts this photographic journey of the African Diaspora that documents blacks in a variety of situations as they: cope with uncertainty, celebrate their joy, and struggle to live a dignified life in difficult circumstances. The exhibit features images by RCC Campus Photographer Collette V. Fournier and captions by David Lucinda.

F*ck Art - Museum of Sex
Through March 01, 2013 - New York

In response to the growing anti-institution sentiment pervasive in our culture, the Museum of Sex has engaged a group of 20 select street artists to occupy the third floor gallery at the Museum of Sex. Showcasing work that pushes the boundaries of our relationship to sexuality in public space, F*CK ART invites a dialogue around the power of visual provocation in the urban environment.

MANILOW ON BROADWAY - St. James Theatre
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Seventeen performances only!-Extended to March 2.

Mara Held - Gary Snyder Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Featuring new paintings by the artist.

Louis Stettner: The Masterpieces, Celebrating 90 Years - Bonni Benrubi
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

The first retrospective of the artist's work to be presented in New York in years, the exhibition will feature all original prints of many of Stettner's most iconic images.

Gayleen Aiken - Cousins, Quarries, and a Nickelodeon - Luise Ross Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Self-taught artist Gayleen Aiken's personal narrative is revealed by the endless depiction of her home (both inside and out) in Barre, Vermont. Her family and friends, the fictitious Raimbilli cousins, all 26 of them, constitute the anchor of her existence. The granite shed plants, mills, and stone cutting machinery are constant fodder too. Through the artist's imagination they become a child's playground. This will be her first one-person exhibition at Luise Ross Gallery.

Illustrators 55 - Part Two - Society of Illustrators
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

The exhibit features works by leading contemporary illustrators worldwide, selected by a prestigious jury of professionals. The exhibit includes works in the Editorial, Book and Advertising Categories.

The Geometry of Longing - Stephen Haller Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

A group exhibition exploring the connection between geometric symbols and abstract art; and introducing the work of renowned sculptor Bruno Romeda to Stephen Haller Gallery.

Ezra Stoller - Beyond Architecture - Yossi Milo Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Highlighting Stoller's rarely-seen black-and-white images of industry, technology, transportation and working-class Americans in mid-Century, as well as photographs in color.

Andy Freeberg - Guardians - Andrea Meislin Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Andy Freeberg's first solo exhibition at the gallery. After photographing reception desks of Chelsea galleries in Sentry, and the booths of art dealers at international fairs in Art Fare, Freeberg takes us to Russia's great art museums -- the Hermitage and the Russian State Museum in St. Petersburg, and the Pushkin Museum and State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow -- where retirement-aged women guard national treasures.

Open Sesame - apexart
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

An exhibit exploring the aftermath of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990, and the Gulf wars that ensued, and its affect on the region.

Jorge Queiroz - Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

New drawings and paintings by Queiroz in his second solo show with the gallery.

Giorgio Griffa - Fragments 1968 - 2012 - Casey Kaplan Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of new and historical paintings by Giorgio Griffa (b. 1936, Torino, Italy). Spanning four decades of Griffa's career, this is the first solo exhibition of the artist's work in New York since 1970, as well as his first in the United States since 1973.

Ann Shapiro - Random Topography: Oil Paintings & Digital - Ceres Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Shapiro continues her exploration of the consequences of climate change on land and sea.

Garden Poetry: The Movable Collographs of Pat Cresson - Ceres Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

The exhibit of oil prints on rag paper will present a new lyrical series of boldly colored nature-based collographs and handmade books. In the movable collograph technique, the movable aspect allows for multiple variations and each piece can be inked individually and the movable parts can be repositioned. Prints are created by adding collage items, cut out stencils, relief materials, and printable textures to the surface of the plate.

Henri Michaux: Selected Works - Edward Thorp Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

A selection of seldom-seen works from the late 1940s to the early 80s by Henri Michaux.

Group Show: Paintings and Drawings - Edward Thorp Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Featuring drawings and paintings by gallery and gallery-affiliated artists including Matt Blackwell, Sarah Gamble, Clare Grill, David Scher, and Judy Simonian.

Emma Amos - Memory - Flomenhaft Gallery
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Included are new paintings and also important works from her long career. The Gift, a historical work, has a major presence in this exhibit.

COUGAR, THE MUSICAL - St. Luke's Theatre
Through March 03, 2013 - New York

Cougar the Musical by Donna Moore, directed by Tony-nominated Lynne Taylor-Corbett, unleashes three divine but disillusioned women who develop a taste for hot, young men. They let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. The sexy, ferocious cast of three fabulous-over-forty women and one multi-talented boy toy sing and dance their way through a satiating range of original songs, from grinding blues, to doo-wop, to pop to "Julio" - a romantic ballad, sung to a vibrator. Starting with tonight's performance, patrons can enjoy a "Cougartini"- made with Pomegranate Juice and Vanilla Vodka. In 2013, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays only.

37th Annual Miniature, Dollhouse & Art Exhibition: Memories - Historical Society of Rockland County
Through March 03, 2013 - New City

The Historical Society once again presents this delightful winter exhibit featuring little creations that can be appreciated by visitors of all ages. The exhibition showcases the work of miniature artists, fine artists, quilters, dollhouse collectors, and creators.

The Art of 'Rise of the Guardians' - Museum of the Moving Image
Through March 03, 2013 - Astoria

"Rise of the Guardians," the new animated feature from DreamWorks Animation, is a visually enthralling film based on William Joyce's "The Guardians of Childhood" book series, with Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and other beloved characters reinterpreted as action heroes in a parable about the ongoing struggle between good and evil. This gallery exhibition takes a look behind the scenes, revealing the innovative collaborative process behind the making of the film. Original artwork, both digital and hand-drawn, an exclusive time-lapse video presentation of in-process footage progressing to the finished film, and a revealing documentary that takes us into the DreamWorks Animation studio, show how the colorful world of the movie and its memorable characters were created. An accompanying film series, with screenings every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and special holiday screenings, offers visitors the opportunity to experience the finest films from DreamWorks Animation, including the Shrek and Madagascar series, "Antz," "How to Train Your Dragon," and much more, in a theatrical setting. Note: The documentary "Creating an Epic" (directed by Patrick Hanenberger; 70 minutes) will screen continuously in the Bartos Screening Room from 2pm-close on weekdays and 12-6pm on weekends. The exhibit is organized by guest curator Jenny He and chief curator David Schwartz, presented with support from DreamWorks Animation.

The Art of Scent 1889-2012 - Museum of Arts & Design
Through March 03, 2013 - New York

The Art of Scent 1889-2012 is the first major museum exhibition to recognize scent as a major medium of artistic creation and fifteen artists who work in this medium. The exhibition focuses on twelve works made between 1889 and 2012, and will include Jicky, created by Aime Guerlain in 1889; Ernest Beaux's Chanel No 5 from 1921; Jean-Claude Ellena's Osmanthe Yunnan from 2006; and Daniela Andrier's Untitled, created in 2010.

2013 Student Exhibition - Parrish Art Museum
Through March 03, 2013 - Water Mill

The exhibition includes submissions from public and private schools in the townships of Riverhead, Southampton, East Hampton, and Southold, as well as high schools from the township of Brookhaven. The exhibition will be on view from February 2 through March 3, 2013.

Vital Theatre Company Presents 'Show Way' - McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through March 03, 2013 - Upper West Side

Based on the Newbery Honor-winning book by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by Hudson Talbott, this new musical, with music and lyrics by Tyrone L. Robinson, a book by Melody Cooper, and direction by Melissa Maxwell, follows one girl in modern-day Brooklyn as she explores her family's past. As seven generations of women pass on the family tradition of the "show way", or a secret quilt to freedom, from slavery to today, they also pass on their strength and determination to be free. In "Show Way," Toshi Georgiana looks for a beloved family heirloom. As she searches, the generations of women who came before her, from slaves who sewed paths to freedom to civil rights marchers, pass on their stories, and teach Toshi to reconnect with the past and celebrate the possibilities of the future. The "Show Way" cast includes David Andino, Ashley Lynette Brown, Adiagha Faizah, Norma Hernandez, Christine Lee, Danea Robinson, and Donnell E. Smith. The crew includes Director Melissa Maxwell, Set Designer Kyle Dixon, Costume Designer Amanda Jenks, Lighting Designer Josh Bradford, Musical Director Mike Pettry, and Production Stage Manager Emily Rolston.

The Art of Rise of the Guardians - Museum of the Moving Image
Through March 03, 2013 - Astoria

Rise of the Guardians, the new animated feature from DreamWorks Animation, is a visually enthralling film based on William Joyce's The Guardians of Childhood book series, with Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and other beloved characters reinterpreted as action heroes in a parable about the ongoing struggle between good and evil. This gallery exhibition takes a look behind the scenes, revealing the innovative collaborative process behind the making of the film. Original artwork, both digital and hand-drawn, an exclusive time-lapse video presentation of in-process footage progressing to the finished film, and a revealing documentary that takes us into the DreamWorks Animation studio, show how the colorful world of the movie and its memorable characters were created.

Spacewar! Video Games Blast Off - Museum of the Moving Image
Through March 03, 2013 - Astoria

Spacewar! Video Games Blast Off looks at the first 50 years of video games through the lens of Spacewar!, the first digital video game, its development, and the culture from which it sprang. In addition to a model of the original PDP-1 (Programmed Data Processor-1) computer running a playable simulation of Spacewar!, the exhibition presents 20 playable video games ranging in platform (arcade, console, handheld, PC), genre (shooters, platformers, action, arcade) and developer (commercial, independent, experimental). From Computer Space to Portal, the exhibition draws connections and contrasts between these games and Spacewar!, signaling the latter's central place in the development of video games as a cultural form.

Herring & Herring: Fit for Print - Rooster Gallery
Through March 03, 2013 - New York

An exhibition exclusively dedicated to fashion photography by one of New York's most ground-breaking and innovative photography duos, Herring & Herring. This marks Herring & Herring's first solo gallery show, featuring images from their brand-new magazine "Fit for Print."

Audubon: National Treasures - Birds of Winter for The Birds of America (1827-38) - New-York Historical Society
Through March 04, 2013 - New York

Looking at these four watercolors you are enjoying an experience similar to that of John James Audubon's (1785-1851) original subscribers to The Birds of America (1827-38). The watercolors are rotated on a quarterly basis to limit the potential damage caused by their exposure, ensuring that these national treasures are available to future generations.

Suddenly Last Summer - Alexander Technique Center for Performance and Development
Through March 04, 2013 - New York

Saturday Talk Backs Suddenly Last Summer with Austin Pendleton and Cast February 9, 16, 23 & March 2nd Directed by Austin Pendleton† Assistant Director Charles Black With Jen Danby*, Gene Gallerano*, Johanna Leister*, Maureen Mooney*, Austin Pendleton*, Allison Plamondon**, Jody Prusan* * Member Actors' Equity Association ** Member Canadian Actors' Equity Association † Member SDC Purchase tickets on Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/312074 (New York, NY) Fresh from IVANOV starring Ethan Hawke, Obie- Award winning director Austin Pendleton directs Tennessee Williams' stark and religiously sensual morality play SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER with the Mississippi Mud. This is the play that moved Brookes Atkinson to praise Williams as being "at the peak of his talent as a poet of the damned." It is brought to life in a new bold raw space production that places center stage the lush language of this modern fable. Mr. Pendleton stars as Dr. Cukrowicz and helms a talented cast of actors that features Johanna Leister (Broadway: WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY w/Mary Tyler Moore, TARTUFFE w/Victor Garber, DRACULA w/Raul Julia, and WHODUNNIT w/Fred Gwynne; BEYOND THE HORIZON at Irish Rep; 4 years as Phoebe Smith on THE EDGE OF NIGHT) and Jen Danby (VIVIEN LEIGH: THE LAST PRESS CONFERENCE, ORSON'S SHADOW with Mississippi Mud, and CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Mud Lab production, directed by Austin Pendleton, "Paula" and "Bad Pictures" vlogisodes with The Wooster Group, the film RUN #3).

'Nature's Pulse' - Able Fine Art NY Gallery
Through March 05, 2013 - New York

Able Fine Art NY Gallery is pleased to present the works of Ryu, Young-Shin. As a contemporary Korean artist with a graduate degree in the Department of Western Painting, Ryu, creates a vibrant visual language that expresses the life that resides within humans and the link and bond we have to nature’s exuberant existence. Ryu’s paintings visually concentrate on the patterns and forms of trees and establish a connection and harmony between the viewer and nature. Ryu’s inspiration derives from the way humans respond to the world around them with impulse and movement. Her desire as an artist is to create artwork that functions to vitalize experience and expression by captivating attention and drawing the viewer in.

I AM BLACK ART - 1199SEIU Bread and Roses Gallery
Through March 05, 2013 - New York

1199SEIU Bread and Roses Cultural Project Presents: I AM BLACK ART - An exhibition featuring the works of Tyson Hall and Ka-Son Reeves. Opening reception will be on February 7th, 5:30pm - 9pm. The reception will feature live entertainment in a cafe-style atmosphere!! Wine and light refreshments will be served. Exhibition runs January 15th - March 5th. Exhibition is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!

The Book Lovers Opening Reception - EFA Project Space
Through March 05, 2013 - New York

The Book Lovers, curated by David Maroto and Joanna Zielinska, is a multi-disciplinary exhibition, series of events, and library, all rising out of the phenomenon of artist novels. The Book Lovers's curators embarked on this project in order to create public awareness about the rising artistic trend of artists turning to the fiction novel as their medium. Through an onsite collection of 140 novels written by artists and an installation of artworks in varied media that each link to select novels by their same artists, the curators of The Book Lovers invite us to think about literature as a tool for creating expanded narratives in the visual arts. For more information on The Book Lovers and this event, please visit www.efanyc.org/the-book-lovers/

Video Slink Uganda - apexart
Through March 06, 2013 - New York

A curatorial project that involves burning five to seven short-form experimental videos by contemporary African/African-American video artists onto these pirated DVDs that will be viewed by millions of viewers in individual homes and bibanda.

Journeys & Destinations - Main Street Petite Gallery
Through March 08, 2013 - Huntington

Over the years Vivian Hershfield, Virginia Edele, Grace Su, Nancy Fabrizio and Suzanne McVetty have journeyed together painting en plein air beautiful sites around Long Island, New York City, and the globe. All are members of the Nassau County Art League and the originators of the League's Plein Air Painters group, they love experiencing the out-of-doors, expressing their individual taste in their choice of views, and enjoying the camaraderie of like minds. The exhibit runs February 8-March 8, 2013.

Michael Benson - Planetfall - Hasted Kraeutler
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Photographer Michael Benson creates intensely detailed views of the solar system, by curating and composing images he finds by mining the vast archives of raw image data from robotic spaceflight. Planetfall focuses on images taken during the last twelve years by contemporary spacecraft such as the Cassini Saturn orbiter, the intrepid Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity, and the Earth-orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Ivan Puig - Not a Car - Magnan Metz Gallery
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

The Mexican-born artist presents his first New York solo show.

Master Drawings New York - Barbara Mathes Gallery
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Leonard Contino - Curated by Mark di Suvero - CUE Art Foundation
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Ragnar Kjartansson - The Visitors - Luhring Augustine
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

This show marks the New York debut of Kjartansson's most recent project, a nine-channel video installation based on a musical performance staged in upstate New York at Rokeby Farm.

INsite/INchelsea - The Inaugural Exhibition - Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Celebrating the gallery's new Chelsea location.

Bernard Frize - Winter Diary - Pace Gallery
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

The first New York exhibition in over a decade of the French conceptual painter Bernard Frize, known for his brightly colored paintings made by inventing rules or structures that remove choice or expression and instead rely on material or external constraints.

Matthew Benedict - Americana - Alexander and Bonin
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Featuring several new sculptures juxtaposed against selected paintings from 1998-2013. The subjects of both his sculpture and paintings draw from history, literature, the mythic and the supernatural.

Two Transcend: Drawings by J.B. Murray and Melvin Edward Nelson - Cavin-Morris Gallery
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Beth Lipman: Precarious Possessions - Claire Oliver Gallery
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Mouth-blown glass sculptures examining contemporary relationships between people and their belongings.

International Winter Salon - Eleanor Ettinger Gallery
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Featuring established gallery artists and new emerging talents.

Sandy Walker - Elizabeth Harris Gallery
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Living in Sequence Comic Book Art Exhibition - Poe Park Visitor Center
Through March 09, 2013 - The Bronx

This vibrant collection of Bronx artists pays homage to the strong ties between Poe Park and the history of comics. In 1939 Batman creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger conceived of the Caped Crusader while sitting in the Bronx's Poe Park, which houses Poe's white single-frame cottage. Artist Jerry Robinson soon joined the team, renting an apartment near Kane's Grand Concourse home. The collaboration produced additional familiar characters like Robin and the Joker. In time, Poe's stories would provide key storylines for some of Batman's adventures and in 2003 the superhero and Poe teamed up to solve mysteries in the comic miniseries Batman: Nevermore. Artists in this exhibition include Shawn Atkinson, Chris Duckett, Trevor Von Eeden, Will Eisner, Ray Felix, Corey F. Godwell, Dmitry Gubin, Hal Foster, N. Steve Harris, Irwin Hasen, Jack Kirby, Carl Kent, Alitha E. Martinez, Regine Sawyer, Jerry Robinson, Vanessa Verduga and Roberto Williams.

Global Shoes - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 10, 2013 - Crown Heights

Explore aspects of global cultures through a variety of hands-on, feet-in, multi-media activities within the context of a fantasy shoe store and factory

Art Exhibit Featuring Barbara Pascal - Riverhead Town Hall Gallery
Through March 10, 2013 - Riverhead

East End Arts presents an exhibit featuring the whimsical artwork of painter Barbara Pascal. In this collection of work, Barbara Pascal seems to be summing up a lifetime of personal impressions, as well as revealing her skills as an expressive painter. Runs through March 10, 2013.

Wolfgang Laib - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through March 11, 2013 - Midtown

Wolfgang Laib's Pollen from Hazelnut will inhabit the Museum's Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, infusing the space with a yellow luminosity. Laib perceives the Marron Atrium as the Museum's inner sanctum, its womb, and has created this work especially for the site. It will be the artist's largest pollen installation to date, measuring approximately 18 x 21 feet. The hazelnut pollen that will be used in MoMA's installation has been collected by Laib from the natural environment around his home and studio, in a small village in southern Germany, since the mid-1990s. Since the mid-1970s, Laib (German, b. 1950) has been producing sculptures and installations marked by a serene presence and a reductive beauty. These works are often made from one or a combination of two materials, accumulated from natural elements -- such as milk, marble, pollen, rice, and beeswax -- which have been selected for their purity and symbolic associations. Forging a singular path for more than 30 years, Laib amplifies the intrinsic materials and processes found in nature. Laib has stated that "pollen is the potential beginning of the life of the plant. It is as simple, as beautiful, and as complex as this. And of course it has so many meanings. I think everybody who lives knows that pollen is important."

Now Dig This - MoMA PS1
Through March 11, 2013 - Long Island City

Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980 chronicles the vital legacy of the African American arts community in Los Angeles, examining a pioneering group of black artists whose work and connections with other artists of varied ethnic backgrounds helped shape the creative output of Southern California. The exhibition presents approximately 140 works by thirty-two artists active during this historical period, exploring the rising strength of the black community in Los Angeles as well as the increasing political, social, and economic power of African Americans across the nation. Several prominent black artists began their careers in the Los Angeles area, including Melvin Edwards, David Hammons, Maren Hassinger, Senga Nengudi, John Outterbridge, Noah Purifoy, and Betye Saar. Their influence, like that of all of the artists in the exhibition, goes beyond their immediate creative circles and the geography of Los Angeles and is critical to a more complete and dynamic understanding of twentieth-century American Art.

Free Baby Play Group - Franciscan Community Center
Through March 12, 2013 - Upper West Side

This free baby class for parents and caregivers meets on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. It will include toys, music, and relevant topics for discussion. Come out of the cold and make some new friends.

Grand by Design: A Centennial Celebration of Grand Central Terminal - Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall
Through March 15, 2013 - Midtown East

This dramatic multimedia installation focuses on Grand Central Terminal's century-long lifespan and reveals how the iconic building, on the verge of changing the way New Yorkers travel over the next decade, shaped modern New York and determines its future. Presented by the New York Transit Museum.

Greetings From Paradise - Fischbach Gallery
Through March 15, 2013 - New York

Including recent works by: Timothy Arzt, Alice Dalton Brown, Tom Cordell, Daisy Craddock, Christopher Evans, Fredericka Foster, Patrick Gordon, John Laub, Anita Mazzucca, Emma Tapley, Alexandra Tyng, Jeffrey Vaughn, and James Winn.

Annual Holiday Exhibit - 'It Takes A Village' - Yorktown Museum
Through March 16, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

The museum's annual holiday exhibit takes you on a stroll down memory lane through miniature rural towns, farms, and village shops sprinkled with antique toys and foreign dolls. A French lithographed dollhouse, 1950's diner, and New England fishing hamlet are just some of the buildings that will be on display. On view through March 16, 2013.

Doug Aitken - 303 Gallery
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Doug Aitken was born in California in 1968. He lives and works in Los Angeles and New York. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world, in such institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Vienna Secession, Serpentine Gallery in London and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. This exhibition is Aitken's 7th solo show with 303 Gallery.

Rafael Ferrer - Calor - Adam Baumgold Gallery
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

The exhibition features paintings, drawings, works on paper, and sculpture from the last four decades based on theme of Calor (Heat). Tropical imagery of maps, islands, local characters, and palm trees references the artist's life in the Dominican Republic and his native Puerto Rico, and his vivid memories of these places.

American Renaissance Art - Anita Shapolsky Gallery
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Featuring abstract works by James Dinerstein, Amaranth Ehrenhalt, William Manning, Joe Overstreet, Nancy Steinson, and Alison Weld.

Robin Rhode - Paries Pictus - Lehmann Maupin
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

The artist has taken over both Lehmann Maupin New York galleries to present a two-part exhibition featuring a new series of street-based photographs and an educational wall drawing intervention with Time In, a local outreach program specializing in arts education for underprivileged school children.

Walt Kuhn: American Modern - DC Moore Gallery
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the landmark 1913 Armory Show, of which Kuhn was a principal organizer, this commemorative exhibition celebrates the bold simplicity and psychological intensity of his modernist paintings of showgirls and circus performers.

Modernizing America: Artists of the Armory Show - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through March 17, 2013 - Huntington

In 1913, the American public was introduced to avant-garde European art styles at the International Exhibition of Modern Art, held at the Lexington Avenue Armory and known as the Armory Show. The Armory Show created a sensation; the controversial and radical art displayed there proved to be a watershed in the development of 20th-century American art. Modernizing America: Artists of the Armory Show focuses on American artists who participated in the Armory Show and explores the impact of European Modernism on American art in the early years of the 20th century. Through March 17, 2013.

'In the Heights' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through March 17, 2013 - Elmsford

The 2008 Tony Award winning musical weaves a tale about three days in the life of Washington Heights, a vibrant and tight-knit community at the top of the island of Manhattan. It's a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. The unique and exhilarating score is a dazzling array of hip-hop, salsa, pop, soul, reggae, cha-cha, and mambo, including, "When You're Home," "It Won't Be Long Now," and "In The Heights." Show runs through March 17, 2013. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and Sunday Evenings including dinner.

Matisse: In Search of True Painting - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through March 17, 2013 - New York

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was one of the most acclaimed artists working in France during the first half of the twentieth century. The critic Clement Greenberg, writing in The Nation in 1949, called him a "self-assured master who can no more help painting well than breathing." Unbeknownst to many, painting had rarely come easily to Matisse. Throughout his career, he questioned, repainted, and reevaluated his work. He used his completed canvases as tools, repeating compositions in order to compare effects, gauge his progress, and, as he put it, "push further and deeper into true painting." While this manner of working with pairs, trios, and series is certainly not unique to Matisse, his need to progress methodically from one painting to the next is striking. Matisse: In Search of True Painting presents this particular aspect of Matisse's painting process by showcasing forty-nine vibrantly colored canvases. For Matisse, the process of creation was not simply a means to an end but a dimension of his art that was as important as the finished canvas.

Jason Karolak - McKenzie Fine Art
Through March 17, 2013 - New York

Works by the Brooklyn-based painter.

Weekly Food Waste Drop-Off - Queens Library at Sunnyside
Through March 23, 2013 - Sunnyside

Families can bring their frozen food scraps (fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grounds, including paper filter; tea bags; egg and nut shells; bread and pasta with no toppings) to the weekly food waste drop-off outside Queens Library at Sunnyside, Saturdays thru March 23. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn them into nutrient-rich compost. No meat, dairy, bones, or oily foods, please.

R&R @ the JCC - The JCC In Manhattan
Through March 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

R&R Saturdays are free at the JCC. Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in your community. Workshops, art, yoga, meditation, food, music, study sessions, film, creative art projects, spa experiences, and both indoor and outdoor play. There are programs for both children and adults. All are welcome.

Alighiero Boetti - La Forza del Centro - Gladstone Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Throughout his career, Boetti exhibited a keen fascination with language and the alphabet, and this show will highlight this interest by presenting an extensive collection of his Arazzi works, which meld aesthetic and linguistic elements to create a formal union between images and the written word. This exhibition will be the first to display nearly every type of Boetti's Arazzi grandi, as well as a number of smaller Arazzi, and will mark the first time that the majority of these works will be on view to the public.

Joel Shapiro: Sculpture and Drawings 1969-1972 - Craig F. Starr Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Works on Paper - Eleanor Ettinger Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Featuring Alice Neel and Norman Rockwell.

Mirrored Images: Realism in the 19th and 20th Centuries - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through March 24, 2013 - Huntington

Throughout the history of art, artists have turned to the observed world as a source of inspiration. This exhibition, drawn entirely from the Museum's Permanent Collection, explores the various realist movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, beginning with the mid-19th century Barbizon movement in France and the concurrent Hudson River School in America, and progressing through later 19th-century realism and 20th-century movements, such as the Ashcan School, American Scene painting, Magic Realism, Photorealism, and East End (Long Island) realism. December 8, 2012-March 24, 2013.

Colleen Browning: The Early Works - Bellarmine Museum of Art
Through March 24, 2013 - Fairfield

Artist Colleen Browning (1918-2003), a National Academician, played a significant role in America's contemporary realist movement in the years after 1950. Fairfield University rediscovers and celebrates the career of this Anglo-American Realist painter. January 24-March 24, 2013.

Colleen Browning: A Brush with Magic - Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery
Through March 24, 2013 - Fairfield

Artist Colleen Browning (1918-2003), a National Academician, played a significant role in America's contemporary realist movement in the years after 1950. Fairfield University rediscovers and celebrates the career of this Anglo-American Realist painter. The Thomas J. Walsh Gallery offers a selection of compelling oil paintings created in the years after 1960. January 24-March 24, 2013.

'The Prince and the Magic Flute' - Puppetworks
Through March 24, 2013 - Park Slope

Puppets present the melodramatic tale of a Prince who asks the Queen of the Night to remove the lock on the bird catcher's mouth. (You have to be there...)

Salsa Sundays - Gagliardi Studio & Gallery
Through March 24, 2013 - Nyack

The dance studio hosts a weekly introduction to Salsa with music and dance. There will be an informal beginners Afro-Cuban style salsa lesson and participants are welcome to bring their own refreshments. If there are no children in attendance, the studio will host a full 1 1/2 hour class for a fee of $20. Pre-registration is suggested.

Frozen Lakes - Artists Space
Through March 24, 2013 - New York

Frozen Lakes features artists born after the 1977 exhibition Pictures at Artists Space.

The Place of Provenance - Rubin Museum of Art
Through March 25, 2013 - New York

The fourth in a series of exhibitions curated by the renowned Tibetan scholar David Jackson, The Place of Provenance: Regional Styles in Tibetan Paintingexplores the four distinctive provincial artistic styles of Tibet as well as those of Bhutan, Mongolia, and Qing-dynasty China. Jackson debunks the common Western belief that a single style dominated the majority of these provinces in recent centuries.

50/50: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Hofstra University Museum - Hofstra University Museum
Through March 28, 2013 - Hempstead

This anniversary exhibition highlights the breadth and depth of the collection through just 50 of the 605 acquisitions donated since 2006. The featured works include paintings, prints, photographs and drawings by 20th and 21st century American, Latino and European artists such as Luis Cruz Azaceta, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Stanley Brodsky, Lucien Clergue, Yonia Fain, April Gornick, Robert Kipniss, Howardena Pindell, Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Resnick, Alison Saar, W. Eugene Smith and Stanley Twardowicz, among others. Additionally, the exhibition includes Pre-Columbian figures and vessels as well as early to mid 20th-century African masks.

THE PIETASTERS & BIG D and the KIDS TABLE - Highllne Ballroom
Through March 29, 2013 - New York

Traveling the miles along a star-kissed path, the first break came early for D.C.'s ska darlings, when they landed a 1992 tour opening for ska originals, Bad Manners. In 1997, Rancid's Tim Armstrong signed them to Hellcat/Epitaph where they recorded two albums with producer Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion): the genre-defining Willis (SPIN Magazine called it "An equal opportunity dancehall crasher — part '60s keg rock, part 2Tone and part Motown") and Awesome Mix Tape #6 (CMJ noted it for "lacing a Stax shout-out feel with Caribbean rhythms").

Pajama Program - Office of the Superintendent - Bridgeport Public Schools
Through March 30, 2013 - Bridgeport

Help a child stay warm and cozy by donating new pajamas and/or a book. Pajama Program is a 501(3)c not-for-profit organization providing new pajamas and books to children many of whom are waiting to be adopted.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Broadway - RICHARD RODGERS THEATRE
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Tony Award® winner Scarlett Johansson (A View From the Bridge, “Lost in Translation”) returns to Broadway as “Maggie the Cat” in Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Ciarán Hinds (“Political Animals,” There Will Be Blood), Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) and Tony and Emmy® winner Debra Monk (Curtains, “Damages”) co-star in Williams’ classic story about a wealthy Southern family and the passions and secrets that come close to destroying them. On the eve of his 65th birthday, "Big Daddy" Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is distressed by the rocky relationship between his beloved son Brick, an aging football hero who has turned to drink, and Brick’s beautiful and feisty wife Maggie. As the hot summer evening unfolds, the veneer of Southern gentility slips away revealing unpleasant truths as greed, lies and suppressed sexuality reach a boiling point. Tony and Emmy winner Rob Ashford, fresh from his recent Olivier-winning West End production of Anna Christie, directs this stunning, must-see new production. Purchase tickets online at: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Cat-on-a-Hot-Tin-Roof-NY-tickets/artist/1783434 For more information, visit: http://www.catonahottinroofbroadway.com

VITAL SIGNS Art Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through March 30, 2013 - Pelham

A colorful, larger-than-life exhibition of photographs, installation art, and video, questioning our conventional notions of identity, beauty, gender, and the body politic. Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-4pm, through March 30.

Vital Signs Art Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through March 30, 2013 - Pelham

A colorful and arresting exhibition of photographs, installation art, and video, questioning our conventional notions of identity, beauty, gender, and the body politic.

Story Lines - Tracing the Narrative of 'Outsider' Art - Galerie St. Etienne
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold (1960s) - ACA Galleries
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

A traveling exhibition, organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY.

David Mach - Forum Gallery
Through March 30, 2013 - New York

Work by the Scottish sculptor and installation artist.

Space No. 1 - Extreme Kids and Crew
Through March 31, 2013 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

An initiative of Extreme Kids and Crew, Space No. 1 offers a safe, sensory play space where special need children and their parents can play, teach, learn, sing, sprawl, and swing. An array of multi-sensory equipment provides for this.

The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
Through March 31, 2013 - Sunset Park

This program accomodates all kinds of children inclusively for reading, story telling, and various kinds of play sessions. Parent workshops are also available. See Brooklyn Public Library for other locations throughout Brooklyn.

Artist's Studio Space - Greenburgh Public Library
Through March 31, 2013 - Elmsford

An intergenerational program for tweens, teens, and adults. Draw Manga & Fine Art. Call Kate Colquitt at (914) 721-8224 for more information. Saturdays, March 3, 17, and 31.

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage - Discovery Times Square
Through March 31, 2013 - Times Square

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage is a new exhibition launching in May at Discovery Time Square. This interactive exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step inside the real world of intelligence, showcasing real items from the actual vault of the CIA. Encounter real stories and actual gadgets revealed for the first time ever from the CIA vault. Experience what it's like to be a spy firsthand by creating your own disguises, altering your voice, and navigating laser beams. Plus, gain exciting new insights into how intelligence really works: how science and technology play a major role, and discover how the men and women who do this kind of work shape the course of history every day.

Fantasia's Feeding Frenzy - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Look for animal curators in the Science Inquiry Center and see what's on the menu for Fantasia, the museum's 21-foot-long albino Burmese python.

Sinister Pop - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

Sinister Pop presents an inventive take on the Museum's rich and diverse holdings of Pop art from the movement's inception in the early 1960s through its aftershocks a decade later. Although Pop art often calls to mind a celebration of postwar consumer culture, this exhibition focuses on Pop's darker side, as it distorts and critiques the American dream. Themes of exaggerated consumption, film noir and the depiction of women in art, the dystopic American landscape, and the intersection of popular culture and politics, are explored through works by acknowledged masters such as Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol, as well as by many artists not traditionally associated with Pop whose art may be understood within its wider field of reference. These include William Eggleston, Peter Saul, Christina Ramberg, and Vija Celmins, among others.

Dark and Deadpan: Pop in TV and the Movies - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

From Andy Warhol's commercial for Schrafft's restaurants to Sherman Price's film The Imp-Probable Mr. Weegee, starring Weegee as a crazy photographer, footage of the moon landing, and George Kuchar's mock Hollywood melodrama HOLD ME WHILE I'M NAKED, this exhibition brings together rarely seen films, advertisements, and political campaign messages that reflect the extravagant yet deadpan excess of Pop. Together they reveal the central role played by television and cinema in articulating the excitement, anxiety, and desire underlying both Pop art and popular culture in the 1960s.

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through March 31, 2013 - Upper East Side

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie is a 'mommy and me' style class. The interactive class includes themed week such as ducks, butterflies, teddy bears, fish, and dinosaurs. Great for ages 1 to 3 1/2 years. Come by the class once or buy a multiple class package. Monday and Wednesday 10:30am.

Film Forum Jr. - Film Forum
Through March 31, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

A new Sunday matinee series of classic films for kids and their families beginning Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 at 11am. The series will run for 13 Sundays, January 6 through March 31; all tickets will be $7. Programmed by Bruce Goldstein, Film Forum's Director of Repertory Programming, Film Forum Jr. will introduce children (ages 5 and above) and teenagers to silent and sound classics, as well as modern classics. All movies will be shown in glorious 35mm prints or equally glorious DCP (no Blu-rays and no DVDs). Film Forum Jr. will kick off with the 1956 French classic THE RED BALLOON. Turn your kids on to the joie du cinema français, as petit garcon Pascal Lamorisse and mind-of-its-own balloon rouge share dialogue-less adventures through the old Belleville section of Paris. One of the most celebrated short films of all time, and winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes, THE RED BALLOON will be presented in the miracle of “Balloon-O-Rama.” GERALD MCBOING-BOING, winner of the 1950 Academy Award for Best Animated Short, will screen with THE RED BALLOON. Adapted from a story by Dr. Seuss and produced by animation legend John Hubley, GERALD MCBOING-BOING is the story of a little boy who speaks through sound effects instead of language. A GERALD MCBOING-BOING sound-alike contest will follow the show. Full schedule available at www.filmforum.org/ffjr

School Tour - Brooklyn Free School
Through March 31, 2013 - Clinton Hill

Learn about this K-12 independent school known for its student-centered and student-directed initiatives. Email [email protected] to reserve a spot.

Designing Tomorrow: America's World's Fairs of the 1930s - Museum of the City of New York
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

Designing Tomorrow: America's World's Fairs of the 1930s showcases six Depression-era expositions that brought visions of a brighter future to tens of millions of Americans. As many Americans still waited on bread lines, fairs in Chicago (1933/34), San Diego (1935/36), Dallas (1936), Cleveland (1936/37), San Francisco (1939/40), and New York (1939/40) foretold much of what would become commonplace in postwar America--from highways and the spread of suburbia to modernist skyscrapers and products such as electric toasters, nylon stockings, and television. The fairs looked forward to an era of prosperity, when ingenuity and innovation would transform not only American cities but also the everyday lives of American citizens. Visitors will see sleek, modern furniture and appliances of the era, vintage footage from the fairs, and futuristic drawings of the New York World's Fair's buildings from the Museum's collection.

3-D Lenticular Posters for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Museum of the Moving Image
Through March 31, 2013 - Astoria

Director Peter Jackson filmed The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 3-D at 48 frames per second to invite the audience to enter Middle-earth for an immersive cinematic experience. Emblematic of this experience is a series of specially commissioned lenticular posters, featuring seventeen of the main characters in the film, including Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, Thorin Oakenshield, Gollum, and Galadriel. These posters are being shown only in specialized showcases. They were designed for Comic-Con International in San Diego, which took place in July 2012, and are being exhibited at the world premiere in New Zealand on November 28, 2012, the American premiere on December 6, 2012 in Manhattan, and at two exhibition venues: the high-end Grove shopping center in Los Angeles, and here at Museum of the Moving Image in New York City.

New Wave Finland: Contemporary Photography from the Helsinki School - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

An exhibition featuring the work of young photographers and video artists from Finland's distinguished Helsinki School. The nine artists exhibited in New Wave Finland -- Pasi Autio, Joakim Eskildsen, Tiina Itkonen, Hannu Karjalainen, Kalle Kataila, Anni Leppala, Niko Luoma, Riitta Paivalainen, and Mikko Sinervo -- illustrate the diversity of the School's distinctive artistic and pedagogical approach.

Beat Memories - The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg - Grey Art Gallery at NYU
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

An in-depth look at the Beat Generation as seen through the lens of Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997). Although well known for his poetry, Ginsberg was also an avid photo- grapher, capturing the people and places around him in spontaneous, often intimate snapshots. His black-and-white photographs include portraits of William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac, and others, along with self-portraits. The images not only are revealing portrayals of celebrated personalities, but also convey the unique lifestyle and spirit of the Beats.

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Gagosian Gallery
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Featuring over fifty works from public and private collections, this exhibition spans Basquiat's brief but meteoric career, which ended with his death at the age of twenty-seven. Thirty years after Larry Gagosian first presented his work in Los Angeles, twenty years after the first posthumous survey at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1992-93), and eight years after the Brooklyn Museum of Art retrospective (2005), viewers will have a fresh opportunity to consider Basquiat's central role in his artistic generation as a lightning rod and a bridge between cultures.

Harry Potter - The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

After a widely successful international tour, the iconic exhibition is making its way back to North America this fall with another stop in NYC. This holiday season, experience firsthand the magic of Hogwarts with your loved ones during the most special time of the year. Marvel at over 200 authentic props and costumes from the Harry Potter films, including some newly added never-before-seen artifacts from the epic series finale! Step inside the famous wizard's magical world as you make your way through the dramatic displays inspired by the films' sets - including the Great Hall, Hagrid's hut and the Gryffindor common room. While touring through the exhibition space, discover iconic items such as Harry's original wand and eyeglasses, the Marauder's Map, Gryffindor school uniforms as well as costumes worn at the Yule Ball. Enter the Quidditch area and toss a Quaffle, pull your own Mandrake in the Herbology vignette, encounter Buckbeak the Hippogriff and even a giant Acromantula spider. Showcasing the supreme artistry and amazing craftsmanship that went into the making of the ever popular film series, Harry Potter: The Exhibition is sure to spark curious minds and foster an excitement of discovery among guests of all ages. There's no place like Hogwarts for the holidays.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through April 07, 2013 - Times Square

Back by popular demand, this stop in New York City will serve as the exhibition's return to North America after a yearlong international tour. Since it was last here in 2011, the exhibition has been updated significantly with artifacts from the film series, including the final film. The 14,000-square-foot experiential exhibition includes dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts film sets and authentic costumes and props from the films. Fans will have a firsthand view of hundreds of artifacts displayed in settings inspired by the film sets including the Great Hall, Hagrid's hut, the Gryffindor common room, and more. In addition to the hundreds of original props and costumes from the Harry Potter films displayed during the exhibition's first time in New York, original artifacts from the series finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, will be on display for the first time, including a new vignette dedicated to the epic battle of Hogwarts.

Playing with Fire - 50 Years of Contemporary Glass - Museum of Arts & Design
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

MAD celebrates the 50th anniversary of the birth of the American Studio Glass movement with Playing with Fire: 50 Years of Contemporary Glass, which will feature more than 100 works of glass from the collection, as well as promised gifts, and additional contemporary works on loan. Ever since 1962, when a legendary workshop led by renowned glass artist Harvey Littleton demonstrated the potential of glassblowing as a medium available to individual artists, artists and designers have continually pushed the material in new directions and used the complex, fragile, and highly versatile nature of the material to create an astonishing diversity of works.

Magnificent Trees of The New York Botanical Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through April 14, 2013 - Bronx

Larry Lederman, landscape photographer and member of NYBG's Board of Advisors, has spent years walking the garden grounds to observe and photograph trees and vistas in all seasons and at all times of day. Lush images featuring their diversity and visual impact are on view in the gallery space. The New York Botanical Garden is home to more than 30,000 trees, some in woodland, some in groves, and some standing in solitary majesty. Magnificent Trees is lavishly illustrated with photographs by Larry Lederman and accompanied by descriptions by Todd A. Forrest, Arthur Ross vice president for horticulture and living collections at the garden. An authority on the diverse species present across the 250-acre landscape, Forrest details their fascinating histories -- from their vital role in Native American life and culture to their function in neutral territory during the Revolutionary War. Lederman captures their grandeur in hundreds of stunning images and portrays their diversity with photographs that reveal the trees in myriad fascinating perspectives: in landscape views that convey the garden's genius loci; portraits illustrating the architecture and profound visual impact of select trees; remarkable details of flowers, fruit, leaves, and bark; and impressionistic images, abstract in character yet beautiful in composition.

African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through April 14, 2013 - New York

This exhibition highlights the specific African artifacts acquired by the New York avant-garde and its most influential patrons during the 1910s and 1920s. Reflecting on the dynamism of New York's art scene during the years that followed the 1913 Armory Show, the exhibition brings together African works from the collections of many key individuals of the period such as Alfred Stieglitz, Marius de Zayas, John Quinn, Louise and Walter Arensberg, Alain LeRoy Locke, and Eugene and Agnes Meyer.

Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 15, 2013 - New York

In 1912, in several European cities, a handful of artists -- Vasily Kandinsky, Frantisek Kupka, Francis Picabia, and Robert Delaunay -- presented the first abstract pictures to the public. Inventing Abstraction, 1910-25 celebrates the centennial of this bold new type of artwork, tracing the development of abstraction as it moved through a network of modern artists, from Marsden Hartley and Marcel Duchamp to Piet Mondrian and Kazimir Malevich, sweeping across nations and across media. The exhibition brings together many of the most influential works in abstraction's early history and covers a wide range of artistic production, including paintings, drawings, books, sculptures, films, photographs, sound poems, atonal music, and non-narrative dance, to draw a cross-media portrait of these watershed years.

'Repetition in Design': an exhibit of oil paintings on canvas - Queens Botanical Garden
Through April 15, 2013 - Flushing

Queens Botanical Garden is pleased to invite you to visit our new art exhibition: “Repetition in Design”, a series of oil paintings by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman. Mr. Gurman is also the supervising museum instructor at QBG, teaching classes on ecology and ethnobotany, writing curriculum and maintaining and creating exhibits. The exhibition will open on January 23rd and is ongoing through April 15, 2013.

Zumba for Kids - The Personal Training Institute
Through April 16, 2013 - Mineola

Lots of great fun for your kids. Please call to reserve your spot. Two classes: ages 5-9 on Mondays and ages 9-12 on Wednesdays, given by Zumba instructors Beth (an RN) and a certified Special Ed. teacher, Marissa.

Kandinsky 1911-1913 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through April 17, 2013 - New York

Perhaps more than any other 20th-century painter, Vasily Kandinsky (b. 1866, Moscow; d. 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) has been closely linked to the history of the Guggenheim Museum. Hilla Rebay--artist, art advisor, and the museum's first director--promoted nonobjective painting above all other forms of abstraction. She was particularly inspired by the work and writing of Kandinsky, a pioneer of abstraction, who believed that the task of the painter was to convey his own inner world, rather than imitate the natural world. The museum's holdings have grown to include more than 150 works by Kandinsky, and focused exhibitions of his works are presented in the Kandinsky Gallery on Annex Level 3. The current installation, Kandinsky 1911-1913, highlights paintings completed at the moment the artist made great strides toward complete abstraction and published his aesthetic treatise, On the Spiritual in Art (1911, though dated 1912). Also featured are paintings by Robert Delaunay and Franz Marc that were exhibited alongside the work of Kandinsky and others in the landmark 1912 Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) exhibition held at the Moderne Galerie Heinrich Thannhauser in Munich.

Darren Almond - Hemispheres and Continents - Matthew Marks Gallery
Through April 19, 2013 - New York

With 16 photographs that are part of Almond's Fullmoon series, made at night, with exposures lasting between 15 and 60 minutes allowing the light of the full moon to illuminate massive ice shelves, African micro-climates and Japanese meadows in full bloom.

Nayland Blake - What Wont Wreng - Matthew Marks Gallery
Through April 19, 2013 - New York

Blake's newest work is produced with a combination of found and made objects.

The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 21, 2013 - Midtown

This exhibition, covering the period from 1910 to today, offers a critical reassessment of photography's role in the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde movements -- with a special emphasis on the medium's relation to Dada, Bauhaus, Surrealism, Constructivism, New Objectivity, Conceptual, and Post-Conceptual art -- and in the development of contemporary artistic practices. The shaping of what came to be known as "New Vision" photography bore the obvious influence of "lens-based" and "time-based" works. El Lissitzky best summarized its ethos: "The new world will not need little pictures," he wrote in The Conquest of Art (1922). "If it needs a mirror, it has the photograph and the cinema." Bringing together over 250 works from MoMA's collection, the exhibition features major projects by Man Ray, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Germaine Krull, Gerhard Ruhm, Helen Levitt, Daido Moriyama, Robert Heinecken, Ed Ruscha, Martha Rosler, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, and Walid Raad, among others. Photographic history is presented as a multivalent history of distinct "new visions," rooted in unconventional and innovative exercises that range from photograms and photomontages to experimental films and photobooks.

Zarina: Paper Like Skin - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

The exhibition Zarina: Paper Like Skin, organized by Allegra Pesenti, Curator, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, travels to the Guggenheim Museum as part of its international tour. This retrospective of Indian-born American artist Zarina Hashmi is the first major exploration of the artist's career, charting a developmental arc from her work in the 1960s to the present and includes many seminal works from the late 1960s and early 1970s, woodblock prints, etchings and lithographs, and a small selection of related sculptures in bronze and cast paper. The Guggenheim's recent acquisition of 20 works from a major series of pin drawings from 1975 to 1977 serves as a fulcrum for the New York presentation, which is conceived in close collaboration with the artist. An exhibition catalogue provides insights into her life and work. The New York presentation is organized by Sandhini Poddar, Associate Curator, Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Chinasaurs: Dinosaur Discoveries from China - Bruce Museum
Through April 21, 2013 - Greenwich

This exhibition features skeletons, skulls, nests and eggs of more than a dozen rare Asian dinosaurs, some highlighting new evidence of the close relationship between birds and dinosaurs. January 26, 2013-April 21, 2013.

Identity: An Exhibition of You! - Connecticut Science Center
Through April 21, 2013 - Hartford

Each visitor's own identity is front and center. The personalized experience allows you to look at your own fingerprints, see your personality as a musical spectrum, investigate where your brain stores your identity, map your social connections, and throughout the exhibition, see yourself from new perspectives: your future self, your symmetrical self, and yourself as a new gender or ethnicity. January 18, 2013-April 21, 2013.

The Path of Nature: French Paintings from the Wheelock Whitney Collection, 1785-1850 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

In 2003 the Metropolitan Museum acquired a significant group of paintings spanning a key period in European history, beginning with the advent of the French Revolution and concluding with the reign of Louis-Philippe. Assembled by the New York connoisseur Wheelock Whitney between 1972 and 2000, this collection reveals a rich tradition of painting out of doors nearly a century before Impressionism, thus amplifying the role of the natural world as a source of inspiration to artists on the cusp of the modern epoch. This exhibition of fifty paintings is the first to be devoted entirely to the Whitney collection and includes examples by numerous painters who are thought to be represented in no other American museum.

Drawing Surrealism - Morgan Library & Museum
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

Bringing together more than 160 works on paper by such iconic artists as Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington, and Joan Miro, this is the first major exhibition to explore the central role of drawing in surrealism, one of the most important movements in twentieth-century art. Once considered a minor medium, drawing became a predominant means of expression and innovation among surrealist artists in the first half of the twentieth century, resulting in a rich array of graphic techniques including automatic drawing, collage, decalcomania, exquisite corpse, and frottage.

Tony Hawk / Rad Science - New York Hall of Science
Through April 22, 2013 - Corona

Find out how the physics of gravity, force, velocity and balance make radical tricks possible in action sports in this program that runs through April 22. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

German Expressionism 1900-1930: Masterpieces from the Neue Galerie Collection - Neue Galerie
Through April 22, 2013 - New York

The Neue Galerie presents important works of German Expressionism from its permanent collection. The exhibition examines themes of primitivism and modernity, two poles of Expressionism that artists employed to free themselves from the academic conventions of the 19th century.

German & Austrian Decorative Arts from Jugendstil to the Bauhaus: The Harry C. Sigman Gift - Neue Galerie
Through April 22, 2013 - New York

Featuring over 100 works of German and Austrian decorative arts from Los Angeles-based attorney and collector Harry C. Sigman.

Zumbatomic Zumba for Kids - The Dance Treatment
Through April 28, 2013 - Mineola

Get ready for a Zumba fun fitness class for kids ages 5-9 and 9-12. Classes are available for adults, too. The first class is free.

Blues for Smoke - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

An interdisciplinary exhibition that explores a wide range of contemporary art through the lens of the blues and the blues aesthetic. Turning to the blues not simply as a musical category but as a field of artistic sensibilities and cultural idioms, the exhibition features works by nearly fifty artists from the 1950s to the present, as well as materials culled from music and popular entertainment. Blues for Smoke was conceived and developed by Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art curator Bennett Simpson, in consultation with the artist Glenn Ligon. The New York installation is being overseen by Whitney curator Chrissie Iles.

Raw/Cooked: Marela Zacarias - Brooklyn Museum
Through April 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

The seventh exhibition in the Raw/Cooked series, titled Supple Beat, presents the work of Gowanus-based artist Marela Zacarias. Recommended by Ramirez Jonas, Zacarias has created four site-specific sculptural works inspired by the Williamsburg Murals, uniting her interests in abstract forms, the history of objects, and urban renewal. Her large-scale pieces appear to be climbing the walls of the Museum's first-floor lobby and Great Hall, interacting with the architecture as if they were murals come to life. Zacarias draws on the concept of resilience implied by the Williamsburg Murals and explores the idea of bouncing back from adversity, relating to the history of the public housing project for which the murals were commissioned and the history of the works themselves. She constructs her unique sculptural forms from window screens and joint compound, which she then paints with original patterns. In Supple Beat, Zacarias's patterns are inspired by the related murals-- unique color palettes and geometric forms. Born and raised in Mexico City, Zacarias has painted more than thirty large-scale public murals. She holds an MFA from Hunter College.

Edvard Munch: The Scream - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 29, 2013 - New York

Edvard Munch's iconic The Scream (1895), among the most celebrated and recognized images in art history, will be on view at The Museum of Modern Art for a period of six months. Of the four versions of The Scream made by Munch between 1893 and 1910, this pastel-on-board from 1895 is the only one remaining in private hands; the three other versions are in the collections of museums in Norway. The Scream is being lent by a private collector.

Modernist Art from India - Radical Terrain - Rubin Museum of Art
Through April 29, 2013 - New York

Radical Terrain is the final exhibition of a three-part series Modernist Art from India, that examines art from post-independence India. Radical Terrain highlights the diverse explorations of landscape in Indian art after independence, showing how landscape was a means for artists to come to terms with the vastness of India as a new nation. Also featured will be new work by international contemporary artists currently working in landscape, to be introduced during the exhibition.

Natural History - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Artist Patrick Dougherty and a team of volunteers constructed a monumental woven-wood sculpture in honor of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's centennial. The result, large-scale sculptures made from sticks and saplings, is an organic structure that changes over time as the materials settle and decay.

Wacky Tuesday - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids under 5 explore art, science, and culture in a wacky, fun, and exciting way.

Little Scientists - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids under 5 investigate the world of natural science with hands-on activities.

Tales for Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Travel to far away places in your imagination by listening to tales from around the world.

Space Shuttle Enterprise: A Pioneer - Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - New York

"Space Shuttle Enterprise: A Pioneer" -- a new exhibition that explores the history of Enterprise and its critical role in the development of the space shuttle -- will open to the public on Thursday, January 17 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan. "Space Shuttle Enterprise: A Pioneer" introduces Enterprise with compelling artifacts of the era -- such as space shuttle cockpit instruments, a flight helmet and model orbiters -- as well as archival images and video clips to illustrate the history and significance of the prototype orbiter. The exhibition celebrates the pilots and engineers who contributed to the Enterprise story in addition to the technological innovations that helped to make it an icon of the space program. This exhibition will also include photographs crowd sourced from the public who have documented Enterprise's journey from its origins in the 1970s to its expedition to the Intrepid Museum last spring. The exhibition will be open to the public through Spring 2013. In April 2012, the space shuttle Enterprise arrived in New York City and in July 2012, Enterprise joined the collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in a temporary, climate-controlled Space Shuttle Pavilion on the Flight Deck. However in late October, Hurricane Sandy damaged the pavilion, and as a result, Enterprise itself is not currently on public display. The exhibition is free with the price of admission to the museum. The museum is currently offering a Gift of Intrepid "buy one, get one free" promotion through February 15, 2013. The special social media offer is available to those who are Facebook fans of the Museum or those who follow the museum on Twitter. Visitors must print and bring with them the special coupon posted. For more information, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through May 01, 2013 - Flatbush

Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds. Take a tour and learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Nyack Winter Farmer's Market - Nyack Center
Through May 02, 2013 - Nyack

Farm market fans have no fear, the Nyack market is moving indoors for the winter. Familiar vendors from the summer market will be on hand each Thursday through May 2 selling locally-produced food, wine, baked goods, and more.

Treasures from the Vault - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

From Mozart to Machiavelli, there is always something fascinating to explore in the Morgan's historic McKim building. From January 15 to May 5, thirty works from the Morgan's exceptional collections of medieval manuscripts, printed books and bindings, private letters and correspondence, and original music will be on view. Highlights include such treasures as a letter from J. R. R. Tolkien containing his commentary on the creation and critical reception of The Hobbit; a magnificent twelfth-century illuminated manuscript depicting the life, passion, and miracles of St. Edmund; Percy Bysshe Shelley's On Life manuscript; and Beethoven's Tenth Violin Sonata in G Major. The Morgan's important holdings of Americana are represented by a letter from Alexander Hamilton to Martha Washington upon the death of her husband, and a volume of Edward Curtis's monumental The North American Indian, a photographic project funded in part by Pierpont Morgan.

Seismic Shifts: 10 Visionaries in Contemporary Art and Architecture - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Featuring works by Nick Cave, Bill Viola, Thornton Dial, Tom Friedman, Vik Muniz, Kate Orff, Betye Saar, and others, highlighting some of the most important artists of today, known for challenging conventions.

The 2013 Annual - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

A tradition at the Academy since its founding in 1826, the exhibition includes work by recently elected Academy members and highlights their important contribution to American culture.

The Dream Continues: Photographs of Martin Luther King Murals by Vergara - New-York Historical Society
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Since the 1970s Camilo Vergara has been traveling across the United States photographing and thus documenting hand-painted murals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as they appeared on the walls of establishments such as car repair shops, barbershops, and fast food restaurants in city streets and alley ways. The folk art portraits have expressed how the inner-city residents saw the slain civil rights leader--at times a statesman, a hero, a visionary, or a martyr. Vergara also discovered that these images were often based on iconic photographs of Dr. King but that, depending upon the neighborhood where they were created, the portraits could take on the likeness of Latinos, Native Americans, or Asians.

Roman Vishniac Rediscovered - International Center of Photography
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Roman Vishniac Rediscovered brings together four decades of work by an extraordinarily versatile and innovative photographer for the first time. Vishniac (1897-1990) created the most widely recognized and reproduced photographic record of Jewish life in Eastern Europe between the two World Wars. These celebrated photographs were taken on assignment for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the world's largest Jewish relief organization, from 1935–38, yet this exhibition follows the photographer's long and accomplished career from the early 1920s through the 1950s.This exhibition introduces recently discovered and radically diverse new bodies of work by Vishniac, and repositions his iconic photographs of Eastern Europe within the broader tradition of 1930s commissioned social documentary photography. The exhibition is organized by ICP Adjunct Curator Maya Benton.

We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933-1956 by Chim - International Center of Photography
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

This retrospective exhibition traces the development of Chim's career as an intellectually engaged photojournalist, placing his life and work in the broader context of 1930s-50s photography and European politics. Born Dawid Szymin in Warsaw, Chim (who after WWII published under the name David Seymour) began his career in 1933 photographing for leftist magazines in Paris. In 1936, along with his friends Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, Chim traveled to Spain to photograph the civil war in support of the Republican side, publishing regularly in all the major European and American picture magazines. Chim was an astute observer of 20th-century European political affairs, workers' rights, and culture, from the beginnings of the antifascist struggle to the rebuilding of countries ravaged by World War II. The exhibition will showcase over 120 mainly vintage black-and white and color prints, publications in which his work originally appeared, contact sheets, and personal material. The exhibition is organized by ICP Curator Cynthia Young.

Projects 99: Meiro Koizumi - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through May 06, 2013 - New York

Working in video and performance, Meiro Koizumi (Japanese, b. 1976) has built a compelling body of work that deals with power dynamics on scales from the familial to the national, and examines questions of political and psychological control. Implicating himself, his performers, and the viewer through choreographed emotional manipulations, Koizumi creates works that straddle the uncomfortable and indefinable line between cruelty and comedy. His first solo museum presentation in the United States, Projects 99 includes a selection of earlier projects, as well as Defect in Vision (2011), Meiro's most ambitious and accomplished project to date. Probing the idea of blindness -- both philosophical and physical -- the piece is projected on two sides of a single screen, preventing the viewer from taking in both views at once. The action follows two performers who repeatedly enact a domestic scene set during World War II. While staged in the historical past, the scene's portent of impending catastrophe has taken on a new relevance following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, in a work that is incisive, thought-provoking, and visually lush.

Framed: Step into Art - Stepping Stones Museum
Through May 12, 2013 - Norwalk

Children can enter the framework of famous paintings and experience art by as they physically enter a scene and are encouraged to interpret, express and connect with art. They can ride a giant chicken attached to a wagon, set up a camp in the Canadian Rockies, prepare dinner for a group of hungry farmers. They can become an art gallery director, selecting and exhibiting art in their own gallery, as well as explore the exhibit through Art Hunt Cards. The exhibit was produced by the Minnesota Children's Museum for the members of the Youth Museum Exhibit Collaborative (YMEC). Through May 12, 2013.

Preschool Playgroup - Kirkbride Hall
Through May 14, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with pre-schoolers are invited to this weekly playgroup, which meets most Tuesdays (skips March 26) through May 14. Kirkbride Hall is a gymnasium with plenty of space for kids to run, jump, dance or otherwise have fun.

Preschool Playgroup - Kirkbride Hall
Through May 15, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with pre-schoolers are invited to this weekly playgroup, which meets most Wednesdays (skips March 27) through May 15. Kirkbride Hall is a gymnasium with plenty of space for kids to run, jump, dance or otherwise have fun.

Mamaroneck Indoor Winter Farmers' Market - St. Thomas Episcopal Church - Heathcote Hall
Through May 18, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Farm-fresh foods from local vendors. The Mamaroneck Winter Farmers Market will be held indoors during the cold winter days, and move out to St. Thomas Church parking lot in the warmer days of spring. Down to Earth Markets has confirmed the following vendors for the 2013 season: Amazing Real Live Food Company (day vendor), American Pride Seafood, Bombay Emerald Chutney Company, Dr. Pickle, Feather Ridge Farm, Flourish Baking Company, Gaia's Breath Farm, Gajeski Produce, Maura & Nuccia, Meredith's Country Bakery, Orchards of Concklin, Orwashers Bakery, Red Barn Bakery, Stone & Thistle Farm, and Tierra Farm. Saturdays, 9am-1pm, through May 18.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 19, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Children ages 4-7 and their adult friends explore the galleries, enjoy a family activity, and make their own art in this 90-minute class, each one a variation on a monthly theme.

Superreal: Alternative Realities in Photography and Video - El Museo Del Barrio
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

This exhibition explores the layered meaning and interpretation of the real as represented through photography and video. Drawing on the presentation of the landscape, the human figure, the world of architecture, objects and natural phenomena, the works in this exhibition explore alternative realities.

The Panoramic River: the Hudson and the Thames - Hudson River Museum
Through May 19, 2013 - Yonkers

In the late 18th century, British artists developed the large-scale panorama, which became a popular form of entertainment in Europe and the United States. The Hudson River Museum's exhibition, "The Panoramic River: the Hudson and the Thames," explores the panoramic vista as the ideal expression for a new, all-embracing way of seeing the landscape that influenced how the public and artists perceived it as well. By the early 19th century, painters such as Robert Havell Jr. worked to express this panoramic perspective in their choice and depiction of vistas. Havell and other artists in the exhibition such as Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, and John Kensett, favored the chain of cities, suburbs, and countryside along these two rivers, where horizontal planes and historical associations gave form to both artistic and cultural expression. "The Panoramic River" features loans from museums, galleries, and private collections. Museums lending paintings include: Baltimore Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Fenimore Art Museum, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College; Maryland State Archives; Metropolitan Museum of Art; The New-York Historical Society; and Princeton University Art Museum. "The Panoramic River" is organized by Hudson River Museum co-curators Bartholomew Bland, Director of Curatorial Affairs, and Laura Vookles, Chief Curator of Collections. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with additional essays by Pat Hardy, Curator of Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Museum of London, and Geoff Snell, Doctoral Student, University of Sussex and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England. The exhibition and the accompanying catalogue have been made possible by a generous grant from the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc. On view through May 19, 2013.

Jake Talks - Rockland World Radio
Through May 20, 2013 - Nyack

The JCC is seeking local teens for its weekly internet radio show, Jake Talks. Students will cover news and "hot topics" while having fun and learning the ins and outs of radio broadcasting. The show airs live each Monday at 5pm. Hear the show at rocklandworldradio.com. Listeners can call in to share their views by dialing 845-353-2910. Interested participants should contact Cathie Izen at [email protected], 845-362-4400 extension 103. Each Monday through May 20.

Shababa™ Saturday Mornings with Karina - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Celebrate the joys of Shabbat with the Shababa™ community in this intergenerational family Shabbat experience including singing, art projects, playground visits, holiday themed celebrations, and more. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Shababa™ Saturday Club - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Let your child explore and expand their connection to Shabbat, Jewish holidays, and Jewish values in a warm, informal communal setting. The staff will engage them through creative and traditional approaches. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Manolo Valdes Monumental Sculptures - The New York Botanical Garden
Through May 26, 2013 - Bronx

Drawing inspiration from the natural landscape of the Botanical Garden, seven towering sculptures by acclaimed Spanish artist Manolo Valdes showcase the relationship between art and nature.

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
Through May 26, 2013 - Gramercy

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO), which includes about 25 talented musicians between the ages of 11 and 18, burns through jazz classics while listeners enjoys Blue Smoke's brunch menu (lunch menu, kids menu, and full bar are also available). Jazz Standard donates $1 from each kid's menu item sold to Spoons Across America.

Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed - American Folk Art Museum
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

Organized by the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, this exhibition includes more than 40 oil paintings spanning William Matthew Prior's career from 1824 to 1856. Through his pragmatic marketing strategy, Prior was able to document the faces of middle-class Americans throughout his lifetime, making art accessible to a previously overlooked group. A versatile artist, Prior is well known not only for the skill and range of his technique but for the diversity of his sitters. Prior's involvement with Millerism (early Adventism) was instrumental in his personal development as well as providing access to new clients, including many African Americans.

Women's Studies - American Folk Art Museum
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

The late twentieth century has seen great strides for women working within visual mediums, yet the male gaze persists as the primary perspective from which women are considered -- and thus perceived - in film and art. This exhibition presents drawings and photographs of women by four self-taught artists from the1940s through the late twentieth century, two male, two female. Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Paul D. Humphrey, Nellie Mae Rowe, and Inez Nathaniel Walker offer four very different approaches that raise questions of intent, portrayal, and self-identity: Are the portraits acts of creation or acts of documentation, mimesis or wish fulfillment? Are self-taught artists immune from the pervasive male gaze of mainstream artmaking spheres, or do they reflect a gender divide that still runs deeply within American society?

WWII & NYC - New-York Historical Society
Through May 27, 2013 - Upper West Side

When World War II broke out, New York was a cosmopolitan, heavily immigrant city, whose people had real stakes in the war and strongly held opinions. WWII & NYC will explore the impact of the war on the metropolis, which played a critical role in the national war effort, and how the city was forever changed.

10-Foot Cops - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through May 27, 2013 - Upper West Side

The Children's Museum of Manhattan is hosting 10-Foot Cops: The NYPD's Mounted Unit, a glimpse into the history and daily lives of officers from New York City's Mounted Police Force. Opening January 26 and running through May 27, the exhibit is on loan from the New York City Police Museum, which is temporarily closed due to damage sustained from Hurricane Sandy. NYCPM will reopen in the Spring of 2013. Since its origins in the 19th century, the NYPD's Mounted Police has been regarded as one of New York City's most elite units. Unique, highly visible, and known by their colorful nickname, 10-Foot Cops, these officers are involved in all aspects of policing the city. 10-Foot Cops uses more than 40 original artifacts to explore the lives the men, women, and horses at the heart of this mounted unit. Children can have their picture taken sitting in a saddle and see uniforms, paintings, historic photographs and illustrations. The exhibit also includes a replica of a NYPD horse stable and shorts from the 1940 NYPD film "Training Police Horses" and a clip from the Department's "Inside the NYPD" from 2007. Visitors will come away with an appreciation of the training and dedication required of both police officer and horse alike from the story of the mounted unit's rich history and their continuing day-to-day policing operations in parks, on city streets and at parades and public demonstrations.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 28, 2013 - New York

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter!, a perennial favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History. This popular winter attraction invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies fluttering among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation inside a free-standing, balmy, 1,200-square-foot enclosure.

Adelphi University to Host its Seventh Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2013 - Garden City

The Adelphi University Exhibitions Program is delighted to present its seventh Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, featuring the works of 10 skilled sculptors. Their diverse works are located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. The biennial will be on view from September 1, 2012 to May 31, 2014. A free reception will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2012, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., along with a walking tour of the sculptures beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Lobby. This outdoor installation showcases the talents of Miggy Buck (NY), John Clement (NY), Maria Hall (NY), Ed Haugevik (NY), William King (NY), Anti Liu (NY), Johnny Poux (NY), Kim Radochia (MA), Christopher Saucedo (NY), and Hans Van de Bovenkamp (NY). Each sculptor presents his or her own artistic language; their own stories and thoughts to the viewer. Works of art encompass use of various materials: steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete and reflective mirrors. These man-made creations are transposed into poetic visual narrations. The Outdoor Sculpture Biennial brings forth new faces with the celebrated works of William King and Hans Van de Bovenkamp. Mr. King’s Tennis For Money abstractly illustrates four players at the net poised to begin. Van de Bovenkamp’s steel structure entitled Family Outing, is composed of organic flowing vertical forms evoking a powerful uplifting spirit. The exhibit also breaks new ground with Johnny Poux’s slender, large-scale kinetic aluminum structure, entitled Seed, as the tallest piece to be on display. John Clement’s sculpture Duke is the heaviest work, weighing more than 3,000 pounds. This coiled, dense, steel piece can catch one’s eye from afar as well, because of its striking red color. The combination of unique art and magnificent pathways, allows art enthusiasts and other viewers to enjoy each piece as it interacts with its surroundings on the Adelphi campus. Through the changing seasons, these impressive large outdoor constructions communicate and age with their environment. To learn more about the artists and view glimpses of the exhibition, please visit adelphi.edu/artmuseum/sculpture_biennial/. For additional updates, “Like” us on our “Adelphi University Galleries” Facebook page. About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Schools of Nursing and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

Art classes - The Painted Cloud
Through May 31, 2013 - Brooklyn

The Painted Cloud classes offer a nurturing, dynamic environment that introduces children to many new techniques and materials, and allows them the freedom to express themselves artistically. unique and creative art projects using a wide array of high quality art materials.

Art Classes - Chroma
Through May 31, 2013 - Brooklyn

Kids enjoy exploration, interpretation, and reflection through art-making. Activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, puppet-making, mixed media, collage, printmaking, clay, and much more!

Namaste Yoga Health and Wellness - Namaste Yoga of Kensington
Through May 31, 2013 - Kensington

Namaste offers a range of yoga classes for all ages, as well as Zumba fitness classes, kickboxing, pilates, belly dancing, and more.

Louis Armstrong at Freedomland - Louis Armstrong House Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Corona

The story of the early 1960s is in many ways a story of freedom. In the United States, African-Americans were growing more vocal in their struggle for Civil Rights. A nation turned with hope to young president John F. Kennedy to lead them through the Cold War. The Berlin Wall was constructed in August 1961, splitting one of Europe's biggest cities in half. The Vietnam War was beckoning. Looking to escape the often volatile reports on the nightly news, Americans looked for escape in this era through sporting events, television and even in amusement parks, most notably Disneyland. After helping Disneyland open in 1955, that park's Vice President, Cornelius Vanderbilt Wood Jr. left and began his own corporation, focusing on designing a New York version of the park. On June 19, 1960, Freedomland U.S.A., "The World's Largest Entertainment Center," opened in the Bronx in front of a crowd of 63,000 guests. Though the 85-acre park was larger than Disneyland, it was already in debt by its second year and would close in 1964 after just five seasons. Beginning in 1961, Freedomland's "Moon Bowl" (echoing the era's "space race) became a venue for some of the top entertainment acts in America, including Chubby Checker, Tony Bennett, and Louis Armstrong, who performed there in 1961 and 1964. The Louis Armstrong House Museum's vast collections contain many precious artifacts and previously unseen photographs by Jack Bradley, helping "Louis Armstrong at Freedomland" to paint an intimate portrait of Armstrong on stage and off during this turbulent time in history, spreading joy to fans young and old with his integrated band of All Stars.

Math & Science Homework Help - Long Island Science Center
Through June 01, 2013 - Riverhead

Students in grades 1-8 may be dropped off on Saturdays to receive help with homework. No pre-registration required.

Nature's Helpers - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through June 01, 2013 - Flatbush

Spend some time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it tidy along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.

The Cultural Sunday School, Kidschool, Preschool, and Bar and Bat Mitzvah Programs - City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
Through June 02, 2013 - Upper West Side

Two Sundays a month, tots and teens have fun exploring Jewish history, traditions, holidays, culture, and ethics. The innovative Bar/Bat Mitzvah program involves classes and an individual mentored journey to discover roots, connections, and beliefs.

Lure of the Ocean: The Art of Stanley Meltzoff - Bruce Museum
Through June 02, 2013 - Greenwich

This new art and science exhibition features approximately 30 paintings by Stanley Meltzoff, the master of portraying fish in their environments -– from the New Jersey shore to the shallows of the Caribbean and the deep Atlantic waters. February 9-June 2, 2013.

Honey, I Rearranged the Collection - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through June 02, 2013 - Bronx

Created in 1986, the Bronx Museum Permanent Collection has assembled over the years a remarkable group of artworks that convey not only personal narratives but also incisive insights onto contemporary life. For this exhibition, we took inspiration from Allen Ruppersberg's ongoing series Honey, I rearranged the Collection initiated in 2000 and that puts in check the role of institutions, curators and collectors as the bearers of tradition and arbiters of taste. Overlaying different traditions, styles, and narratives, Honey, I rearranged the Collection presents an idea of museum as a restless play of combination. Honey, I Rearranged the Collection features artworks from the 40th Anniversary's 40 Years, 40 Gifts campaign, which has received support from Ford Foundation and the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust, as well as individual funders.

Bronx Lab - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through June 02, 2013 - Bronx

A forum and test site for new ideas, BRONX LAB engages audiences in topics relevant to our surrounding communities. Through different social media platforms as well as hands-on activities, viewers will be asked to interact with the exhibition's main themes and exercise their critical views. Drawing primarily from the Museum's permanent collection, BRONX LAB's first exhibition will look at the explosion of graffiti art that happened in the South Bronx in the late 1970s, featuring artworks by Rigoberto Torres, Tim Rollins and KOS, Glendalys Medina, Keith Haring and William Borroughs, Valeri Larko, Lady K. Fever, among others.

Milk & Cookies Playgroup (Mommy & Me) - The Gerrard Berman Day School - Solomon Schechter of North Jersey
Through June 05, 2013 - Oakland

The school invites mothers and their pre-schoolers to this weekly playgroup with music & movement, arts & crafts, celebrations of the Jewish holidays, and Hebrew stories. Group meets each Wednesday through June 5.

Home Ecologists - Tenafly Nature Center
Through June 06, 2013 - Tenafly

Home schooled children ages 5-12 will discover ecological and biological principles and gain an appreciation and understanding of the natural world at this monthly program, held the first Thursday of each month. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning and close observations on a 380-acre living museum. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Parents can sign up for the series or just a single session. Through June 6.

Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road - China Institute Gallery
Through June 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road will be on view at China Institute Gallery from Feb. 7 through June 9, 2013. The western gateway to China, Dunhuang is one of the world's most esteemed art shrines and cultural heritage sites. The exhibition will explore art and ritual practices from the golden eras of the Northern (420-589) and Tang (618-907) dynasties. Among the highlights will be objects from the art of Buddhist practice including clay sculptures, wooden figures, silk banners, molded bricks, and paper cuts. The exhibition is organized by China Institute Gallery and Dunhuang Academy under the direction of Willow Weilan Hai Chang and is curated by Fan Jinshi, Director, Dunhuang Academy.

Joan Semmel: A Lucid Eye - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through June 09, 2013 - Bronx

Well known for the uncompromising feminist tone of her early work, Joan Semmel has turned her attention over the past decade to the process of image making. Photography has played a central role in Semmel's work since she decided to represent the figure in the early 1970s. However, Semmel's use of photography has often escaped the viewer whose attention focuses on the depicted image. In 2005, Semmel began to afford the viewer a glimpse into her method by aiming the camera towards a mirror, thus capturing the artist in the process of composing the image. Lately, using the camera and mirrors, Semmel has created a haunting series of self-portraits that evoke the passage of time. Organized by Antonio Sergio Bessa.

Face to Face - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through June 09, 2013 - SoHo

For twenty-five years, The Children's Museum of the Arts has provided children of all backgrounds the creative tools needed to promote self-expression and esteem through visual and performing arts. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, CMA is proud to present Face to Face, an exhibit that offers a fascinating exploration of self-identity through still, moving, and living portraits, as portrayed by children using traditional methods of painting and drawing as well as technology. The main exhibit will consist of 40 portraits selected from CMA's Permanent Collection of children's art from over 50 countries, dating back to the 1930's. These pieces represent a range of historical moments, cultures and medium and will be hung salon style throughout the gallery. To incorporate CMA's philosophy of hands-on art-making, the exhibit will be accompanied by a variety of interactive installations that examine the texture, shape and sound of portraits. CMA will set up hands-on stations that will encourage visitors to become part of the exhibit, including reimagined versions of a typical self-portrait station. The CMA Media Lab will also create a photo booth in which visitors can take photos that will be projected on the wall. These photos will stream into a montage that will be accessioned into the collection and will also serve as a fascinating time-lapse of the exhibit as a whole. Face to Face also offers aspiring young artists the opportunity to submit their own works for a chance to become part of the museum's Permanent Collection. CMA will accept 25 original original works, in honor of 25 years of operation, to be selected by the museum's curatorial team. One selected piece will be chosen by an online viewer's choice campaign, hosted through CMA's website and social media platforms. To explore dimension, the exhibition will include a large-scale Pin Impression Board, offering several panels for visitors to experiment with and view their face as artwork. CMA will also present their first ever Artist-At-Work station in the Fine Arts Studio. Here, guest artists will volunteer their time and allow visitors to observe them in action as they create original portraits.

Trailblazers at the JCC - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
Through June 12, 2013 - Pleasantville

An after-school social skills program for K-5th graders special needs develop friendships and relationships. Children will participate in "organized" free play: small group activities, cooking, music, outdoor play, social skills training, Legos, art, music, and more. Available 3-5 days/week, with a flexible pickup time between 5:30-6:30pm. 1:1 support is available as needed; staffing is provided by a certified special educator and an assistant, supervised by a certified social worker. Wrap-around program includes communication with school systems and service providers to provide comprehensive support. FREE transportation is available from most local schools. Includes snack and homework help.

Junior Congregation - New City Jewish Center
Through June 15, 2013 - New City

Kids review highlights of the synagogue's weekly Shabbat service, discuss the weekly Torah portion, play games, then lead the congregation in prayers. Saturdays through June 15.

Junior Junior Congregation - New City Jewish Center
Through June 15, 2013 - New City

kids pre-school through second grade can sing Shabbat songs, talk about the Torah portion of the week, have a snack, then return to the main sanctuary to lead the congregation in Adon Olam. Saturdays through June 15.

Aesthetic Ambitions: Edward Lycett and Brooklyn's Faience Manufacturing Company - Brooklyn Museum
Through June 16, 2013 - Brooklyn

This exhibition highlights the nearly fifty-year career of ceramicist Edward Lycett (American, 1833-1910), creative director of the Faience Manufacturing Company from 1884 to 1890. The range of works illustrates Lycett's talent and adaptability to stylistic changes in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as his vision for Faience, a company based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that earned acclaim for producing ornamental wares that introduced a new standard of excellence in American ceramics. These bold and eclectic pieces synthesized Japanese, Chinese, and Islamic influences characteristic of the Aesthetic movement and were sold in the United States' foremost art ware emporiums, including Tiffany & Company. Among the ceramics on view are 39 Faience pieces, including a number of large-scale vases. Also on view are Lycett's formula books, family photographs, and other ephemera; rare examples of ceramic works by his three sons; and other Brooklyn-made ceramics from the Museum's collection.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through June 20, 2013 - Norwalk

Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman lends his voice to this film which follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild. Through June 20, 2013.

The Last Reef: Cities Beneath the Sea - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through June 20, 2013 - Norwalk

Coral reefs are considered exotic, distant places with little or no connection to our everyday world. Yet every reef is a living city beneath the sea, with a parallel existence to ours. Maritime Aquarium audiences will recognize scenes from New York City as the film compares reef communities to human communities. The film?s imagery immerses audiences in reef communities, among familiar dolphins, sharks and rays but also lesser-known species, such as crocodile fish, colorful nudibranchs and delicate flatworms. January 18-June 20, 2013.

Sharks - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through June 20, 2013 - Norwalk

This film offers an unflinching look at the ocean's ultimate predator with an emphasis on why shark populations are dropping. A sea turtle with a British accent help make this a family-friendly show, even for the youngest members. January 18-June 20, 2013.

Sleeping Eros - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through June 23, 2013 - New York

The exhibition focuses on the Museum's statue of Sleeping Eros, one of the finest of the few surviving ancient bronze statues from antiquity. It will explore a number of topics associated with this work, including the issue of originals and copies in Greek and Roman sculpture, new research that suggests it is a Hellenistic bronze that was restored in antiquity, and its original function and ancient context. The exhibition will also present the cult and image of Eros before and after the development of the Sleeping Eros statue type to show its enormous influence as well as to trace the wide dispersal of the type in Roman times and its subsequent rediscovery during the Renaissance. Some forty-five works will be displayed, primarily from the Museum's collection.

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 24, 2013 - New York

More than 20 sets of large-format images showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.

Peekskill Project V: The New Hudson River School - HVCCA
Through June 28, 2013 - Peekskill

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) is pleased to announce the fifth installment of Peekskill Project, a citywide Festival of Contemporary Art devoted to bringing cutting edge contemporary art out of the museum and into the community. Using the city as a stage, Peekskill Project activates the urban environment and its inhabitants through site-specific art exhibitions, performances, and screenings sited in multiple venues throughout Peekskill.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through June 30, 2013 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through June 30, 2013 - Gowanus

Powerplay's play area is an environment that encourages physical and imaginative play. It's indoor play space is a warm embrace for the cold and frosty days. It provides amenities of a local playground in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Parents and caregivers must supervise their child.

Open Play - The Gym Park
Through June 30, 2013 - Greenpoint

Kids have fun, exercise, and enjoy alot of gymnastic-based sensory input. Use our 2,800-square-foot facility to explore, discover and help increase your child's awareness with positive play habits and a fun social environment. The Gym Park also offers a wide range of other programs including gymnastics and physical education for home-schooled children.

Kids' Yoga - Bend and Bloom Yoga
Through June 30, 2013 - Park Slope

Bend and Bloom Yoga offer children's yoga classes. Mondays are for 8-12 year olds. Tuesdays are for 3-5 year olds. Wednesdays are for 6-8 year olds. Kids are allowed to drop in ($18) or register for a series of classes. Family classes for moms and tots are also available.

So Smart Kids Fun Fitness Program - Vee Arnis Jitsu
Through June 30, 2013 - Canarsie

Fitness program helps build self-esteem and confidence, social skills, attention span and focus, gross motor development, and breathing and calming strategies for children with special needs.

Gymnastics - Aviator Sports Center
Through June 30, 2013 - Gravesend

Classes at Aviator's state of the art gymnastic facility is available for the home-schooling community.

The Sau-Wing Lam Collection of Rare Italian Stringed Instruments - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

The Sau-Wing Lam collection of violin-family instruments is one of the most important collections of bowed Italian stringed instruments ever assembled by a private individual. Sau-Wing Lam (1923-1988) was born in Shanghai, China, where he graduated with a degree in economics from the prestigious Saint John's University. In 1948 he moved to New York City and eventually became the president of the Dah Chong Hong Trading Corporation, Inc., an import-export business that founded some of the most successful automobile dealerships in the country. An amateur violinist and violist, Lam bought his first important violin in the 1960s and assembled his impressive collection of violins and bows over the next twenty-five years. His holdings eventually included such significant instruments as the "Baltic" violin by Giuseppe Guarneri "del Gesu," the "Bavarian" and "Scotland University" violins by Antonio Stradivari, the "ex Collin" violin by Nicolo Amati, an extremely early viola by Andrea Amati, and Lam's favorite violin, an instrument by Giuseppe Guarneri, one of his earliest acquisitions. Sau-Wing Lam enjoyed sharing his collection and regularly opened his home to scholars, dealers, and musicians. The family hosted impromptu chamber concerts and passionate discussions about music that would last well into the early morning hours. On the twenty-fifth anniversary of Mr. Lam's death, the collection is being exhibited here for the first time in the United States.

Flight of the Butterflies - American Museum of Natural History
Through July 07, 2013 - NY

Flight of the Butterflies, a breathtaking new giant-screen adventure takes viewers on the epic 3,000-mile journey traveled every fall by half a billion monarch butterflies. The film is the awe-inspiring story of two unlikely heroes that share a common strength. Based on true events, it follows the perilous journey of the iconic monarch butterfly in one of the most incredible migrations on Earth and the determined scientist, Dr. Fred Urquhart, who spent 40 years trying to discover the mysteries surrounding their journey and secret winter hideaway. Presented in the LeFrak Imax Theater.

Living Shrines of Uyghur China - Rubin Museum of Art
Through July 08, 2013 - New York

Featuring photographs of sacred landscapes in northwestern China by New York-based artist Lisa Ross. In and around the Taklamakan Desert, Ross photographs Muslim shrines, or mazars, often adorned with recycled flags and fabrics. Ross's remarkable images are largely without the presence of the human figure, allowing the viewer to inhabit a space that is unmediated and complex.

Birds in the Art of Japan - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 28, 2013 - New York

This exhibition presents approximately 150 works in various media from medieval times to the present. Highlights include a unique, early seventeenth-century pair of ink-painted screens showing a flock of 120 mynah birds in flight or strutting on the shore; and a set of four enormous paintings of birds of prey by the nineteenth-century master Kawanabe Kyōsai, each over nine feet high. Displays of paintings will be juxtaposed with examples of modern and contemporary textiles, ceramics, lacquerware, and bamboo art. Drawn mostly from the Museum's own collection, it will also feature some fifteen works on loan from private collections.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic - Tribeca Parenting
Through July 31, 2013 - Park Slope

These clinics are helpful for moms who need a little reassurance or encouragement with breastfeeding. While many simple issues can be resolved in these helpful group sessions, please be aware that certain more complex breastfeeding issues may require more individualized attention which can be provided in a home visit.

A Long-Awaited Tribute: Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian House and Pavilion - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through July 31, 2013 - New York

On October 22, 1953, Sixty Years of Living Architecture: The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright opened in New York on the site where the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum would eventually be built. Two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings were constructed specifically to house the exhibition: a temporary pavilion made of glass, fiberboard, and pipe columns; and a 1,700-square-foot, fully furnished, two-bedroom, model Usonian house representing Wright's organic solution for modest, middle-class dwellings.

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 04, 2013 - Brooklyn

The first solo exhibition in a New York museum by the globally renowned contemporary artist El Anatsui, this show will feature over 30 works in metal and wood that transform appropriated objects into site-specific sculptures. Anatsui converts found materials into a new type of media that lies between sculpture and painting, combining aesthetic traditions from his birth country, Ghana; his home in Nsukka, Nigeria; and the global history of abstraction. Included in the exhibition are twelve recent monumental wall and floor sculptures, widely considered to represent the apex of Anatsui's career. The metal wall works, created with bottle caps from a distillery in Nsukka, are pieced together to form colorful, textured hangings that take on radically new shapes with each installation. Anatsui is captivated by his materials' history of use, reflecting his own nomadic background. Gravity and Grace responds to a long history of innovations in abstract art and performance, building upon cross-cultural exchange among Africa, Europe, and the Americas and presenting works in a wholly new, African medium. Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui is organized by the Akron Art Museum and made possible by a major grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Brooklyn presentation is organized by Kevin Dumouchelle, Associate Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Pacific Islands, Brooklyn Museum.

Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 11, 2013 - New York

Food celebrates cultures and cooking, historic meals and markets, and moments in our lives that we mark with food -- as well as the ingredients that we have discovered and shaped over the course of thousands of years. As this exhibition takes visitors on a journey of growing, transporting, cooking, tasting, and celebrating, it also examines contemporary issues of environmental and human health, food security, feeding the world's growing population, and how we will eat in the future. Gallery 3, third floor

Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 30, 2013 - Upper West Side

Food is the one thing that unites every culture, race, and generation: over one billion people work in agriculture and every person eats. Food is used as a social ritual, a holiday tradition, a symbol of comfort, a gift, and an excuse to catch up with friends. The curators of this exhibition hope it will encourage visitors (both grown ups and kids) to examine a thing we all do everyday -- eat! -- and think about everything that goes into that act more consciously. The exhibition touches on a lot of serious issues such as the scarcity of food predicted for the future, alternatives to avoid that shortage, and childhood obesity.

Israel at 65 - Jewish Discovery Museum @ SYJCC
Through August 31, 2013 - Commack

This hands-on exhibit allows families to learn about Jewish life, history, values, traditions and heroes, as well as Israel and the Hebrew language. The interactive displays are designed to transform visitors into participants, offering adults and children a unique opportunity to discover the wonders of Jewish heritage. Through August 31, 2013.

Autism Spectrum Parent Support Group - Family and Children's Association
Through September 01, 2013 - Mineola

Family Center’s Spectrum Support Group offers caregivers mutual support by providing opportunities to meet with others also raising children who are dually diagnosed. To be eligible the child must have a primary Mental Health diagnosis and a secondary Spectrum diagnosis. Groups are facilitated by Parent Advocates, each having their own unique experience raising a child under the Spectrum. While caregivers attend group, respite can be provided to children ages 5-17. To receive respite, an intake is required. This ensures staff is familiar with the child, making caregiver’s participation more relaxing. Meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month, except holidays. RSVP Miriam at 516-485-5914 xtn 2223 no later than seven days prior to the meeting date.

Journey to the Stars - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 01, 2013 - New York

A spectacular new Space Show, Journey to the Stars, narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, in the Hayden Planetarium at the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space. Journey to the Stars is an engrossing, immersive theater experience created by the Museum's astrophysicists, scientific visualization, and media production experts with the cooperation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and more than 40 leading scientists from the United States and abroad.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 02, 2013 - Norwalk

Meerkats are members of the mongoose family that live in social �mobs� in the Kalahari Desert, in the southern African nations of Botswana and South Africa. No mere cats, meerkats are fascinating for living in structured but cooperative societies, including a foraging strategy where adults take turns standing guard upright on their hind feet, watching for predators, while the others eat. The meerkats� exhibit offers opportunities for climbing, digging and exploring, with several feeding locations to keep them on the alert for incoming crickets. A viewing bubble lets visitors pop up right among the meerkats. Through September 2, 2013.

Sensory Bounce - BounceU
Through September 28, 2013 - Stratford

This is a program for children and adults with sensory integration dysfunction, autism, and other disabilities with a sensory component. Teachers work on balance and coordination, auditory and tactile sensitivity, strength building, motor coordination, cooperative play, turn-taking, and social and verbal skills.

WINGED TAPESTRIES: MOTHS AT LARGE - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 29, 2013 -

Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large, an exhibition of 34 striking images featuring dramatic images of moths, opens at AMNH. On view in the IMAX Corridor on the first floor, the exhibition displays the arresting beauty and surprising diversity of moths from Ottawa-based photographer Jim des Rivières. "Moths are beautiful, and in many respects prettier than butterflies," says exhibition curator David Grimaldi, curator, Division of Invertebrate Zoology. "In this show, we have macro or relatively large moths. They're gorgeous." Primitive moths appeared about 195 million years ago, whereas the oldest butterfly fossil is about 55 million years old. And today, moths outnumber butterflies 15 to 1, with approximately 150,000 described species of moths worldwide, compared to 10,000 butterfly species.

Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

Witness the arresting beauty and surprising diversity of moths in a presentation of more than 30 large-format prints by Canadian photographer Jim des Rivieres. Des Rivieres creates these larger-than-life images by scanning each moth at high resolution to reveal unexpected colors and intricate patterns.

Friendship Bracelet and Lanyard Making Class - The Lanyard Ladies
Through October 03, 2013 - East Rockaway

Looking for a fun after-school or weekend activity? Does your child want to learn how to make friendship and lanyard bracelets? Kids can make as many bracelets as they want. Each child will also receive a special gift. 15% sibling discount. Please call to reserve your space. You can also book a private play-date(10 or more children needed). Call for more information.

Silver Patter Parties: Old New York City Style Bachelor Party Saturdays - 25 North Moore The Library Lounge)
Through October 12, 2013 - New York City

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Salsa Sundays - Gagliardi Studio & Gallery
Through October 28, 2013 - Nyack

Children and their parents are invited to enjoy Salsa music while dancing with each other. There will be an informal beginners and Afro Cuban style dance lesson. Pre-registration is requested.

Family Friendly Friday Night Service - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 06, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to this special service featuring singing, dancing, a puppet show, challah, and grape juice.

American Legends: From Calder to O'Keeffe - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through December 22, 2013 - New York

American Legends: From Calder to O'Keeffe showcases the Whitney's deep holdings of artwork from the first half of the twentieth century by the eighteen leading artists: Oscar Bluemner, Charles Burchfield, Paul Cadmus, Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, Ralston Crawford, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Gaston Lachaise, Jacob Lawrence, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, Elie Nadelman, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Joseph Stella. Organized as concentrated one- and two-artist presentations, each gallery will serve as an interdisciplinary, small-scale retrospective. Rotations of art and of artists will be made during the exhibition's yearlong duration.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 28, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to celebrate Shabbat each Saturday morning with lessons, stories, and games.

ElectriCity: Powering New York's Rails - New York Transit Museum
Through December 31, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

This long-term exhibit engages visitors in a compelling and participatory exploration of electricity's role in powering the metropolitan region's subways and commuter rails.

The Collage Aesthetic of Louis Armstrong - Flushing Town Hall
Through December 31, 2013 - Flushing

Did you know that jazz great Louis Armstrong was an avid collage artist? Made for an exhibition at Lincoln Center, this exhibition features reproductions of some of the remarkable collages he created for his boxes of his audiotapes, and introduces audiences to this very public man who could turn his irrepressible creativity to arts other than music.

Feeding Nemo! Behind-the-Scenes Tour - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2013 - Riverhead

Go behind-the-scenes and see firsthand all that's involved in creating a hospitable environment for the aquarium's residents. And you may get a chance to help feed the clownfish. While the Seal Exhibit is under construction, you can visit them up close and personal on the tour.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2013 - Riverhead

Go behind the scenes at the aquarium and see firsthand all that's involved in creating a home for the aquatic residents, including helping to feed the clownfish.

Sculpture Mystery: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection. Pick up your caper kit at Emily Lowe Gallery, have fun while discovering more about these works, and at the end of the caper return to Emily Lowe Gallery for a prize. For everyone ages 4-9 and their grown-up companions all year-round. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Sculpture Exploration Backpack - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Kids and their grown up companions can stop in at the Hofstra University Museum's Emily Lowe Gallery, and pick up a backpack. At the end of your tour, return the backpack and each child will receive a small gift from the Museum. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
Through January 06, 2014 - New York

Marking the first in a series of yearly rotations, nearly twenty works of art add new dimensions and context to Gateway to Himalayan Art. Visitors will notice a greater emphasis on Hindu works, with beautiful examples from India and Nepal ranging from 12th to 19th centuries, as well as intricately-detailed thangka paintings, manuscript pages, and textiles. In every iteration, Gateway acquaints new and long-time friends of the museum with the principal concepts of Himalayan art, including important deities and symbols, the materials and techniques used in creating works of art, and the purposes and functions of these works in their sacred and secular contexts. And don't forget to pick up your Gateway Looking Guide to help you identify important figures and symbols throughout the museum. It's yours to keep.

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection - Rubin Museum of Art
Through January 13, 2014 - New York

A showcase of some of the finest works of art from the museum's collection while highlighting the stylistic diversity and relationships between different strands of Himalayan and neighboring cultural and artistic traditions.

Precision and Splendor: Clocks and Watches at The Frick Collection - Frick Collection
Through February 02, 2014 - New York

The Frick Collection has one of the most important public collections of European timepieces in the United States, much of it acquired through the 1999 bequest of the New York collector Winthrop Kellogg Edey. This extraordinary gift of thirty-eight watches and clocks dating from the Renaissance to the early nineteenth century covers the art of horology in France, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. For reasons of space, only part of the collection can be on permanent view in the museum's galleries. In 2001 many pieces from the Edey collection were featured in The Art of the Timekeeper. Masterpieces from the Winthrop Edey Bequest, an exhibition organized at the Frick by guest curator William J. H. Andrewes. In 2013, visitors will have another opportunity to explore the breadth and significance of the Edey collection through an exhibition that presents fourteen watches and eleven clocks from his bequest.

Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2014 - Garden City

See the work of 10 skilled sculptors located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. This outdoor installation showcases the talents of Miggy Buck (NY), John Clement (NY), Maria Hall (NY), Ed Haugevik (NY), William King (NY), Anti Liu (NY), Johnny Poux (NY), Kim Radochia (MA), Christopher Saucedo (NY), and Hans Van de Bovenkamp (NY). Works of art encompass use of various materials-steel, bronze, aluminum, concrete and reflective mirrors. These man-made creations are transposed into poetic visual narrations. The exhibition runs through May 31, 2014.

Architecture of New York Walking Tour - 42nd Street
Through January 01, 2015 -

This three-hour walking tour traverses one of the world's greatest thoroughfares, 42nd Street, to discuss architecture in New York City. Stretching from the East River to the Hudson River and cutting through the heart of Manhattan, 42nd Street features major monuments of American 20th-century architecture from the Beaux-Arts Grand Central Station to the Art Deco Chrysler Building to the new skyscrapers that highlight a famous == and transformed -- Times Square. Context is a network of scholars who lead in depth walking tours in the world's cultural capitals.

Little Kids Can Make A Big Difference - Make Meaning
Through November 12, 2021 - New York

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, MAKE MEANING and Baby Buggy are joining forces to help families affected by the storm. Come and create a custom soap for free and drop off a package of diapers for families in need. Soaps, diapers and 50% of proceeds from any yearly memberships purchased will be donated to Baby Buggy's relief efforts.

FREE Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through September 15, 2030 - Scarsdale

A different project every Saturday.

Understanding Memory Loss - Somers Library
Through June 04, 2102 - Somers

This program helps the audience distinguish between Alzheimer's Disease and age-associated memory impairment. Learn what the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease are, along with guidance on how to obtain a diagnosis and what treatments are currently available. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.


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