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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN BRONX

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by Directories Editor - Weekly February 13, 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'

Open House - Rockland Country Day School
February 15, 2013 - Congers

Rockland Country Day School cordially invites you to attend an Open House for prospective students and their families on Friday, February 15, from 10 AM- 11:30 AM. Come tour our 20 -acre campus, visit our classrooms and meet our teachers.

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
February 13, 2013 - New York

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall! Its two-night stay begins with Leonidas Kavakos performing Bartok's Second Violin Concerto, and concludes with a Mahler symphony certain to showcase the group that classical music authority Gramophone magazine calls "the world's greatest orchestra."

Dave Grohl/Sound City Players - Hammerstein Ballroom
February 13, 2013 - NY

Members of Nirvana and Foo Fighters as well as Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield, Fear's Lee Ving, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen, Brad Wilk Of Rage Against The Machine, Alain Johannes, Chris Goss and more will perform. Tickets on sale Feb. 5, 4pm.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
February 13, 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.

Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
February 13, 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.

Winter Wednesday Story Time - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 13, 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).

Special Wednesdays At The J - JCC Rockland
February 13, 2013 - West Nyack

Lanie Goldberg MSEd, Educational Specialist from Peaceful Interaction, hosts this structured and informative play date for parents with children ages 6 months to 2 years. This month's topic is Transitions for Parents and Children. Group monthly through May.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
February 13, 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 13, 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.

TAME IMPALA - Terminal 5
February 13, 2013 -

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - West Islip Community Center,
February 13, 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 13, 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 13, 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.

Cookie Decorating Workshop - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 13, 2013 - Garnerville

Young artists in grades 1-6 are invited to decorate cookies. The library will provide the icing and toppings, Kids bring their creativity and imagination.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 13, 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 13, 2013 - Garnerville

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

SONDRE LERCHE - Frederick P. Rose Hall, Lincoln Center
February 13, 2013 -

The New York Times described Lerche as "…an alluring and slyly young outré singer/songwriter." His songs are an intriguing blend of jazzy folk and punchy pop with an engaging melodic instinct, refined arrangements, and vivid lyricism.

Story Time - The Jumping Gym
February 13, 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 13, 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.

Book Babies - The Field Library
February 13, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Jr. Garden Club - Chappaqua Public Library
February 13, 2013 - Chappaqua

Kids in grades 2-3 are invited to kick-start spring by starting seeds. Registration required.

Movie Night - Pitching Man: Satchel Paige Defying Time - Bruce Museum
February 13, 2013 - Greenwich

This film celebrates the life of baseball�s most enduring legend. In an era when baseball was segregated, Paige was the single most important player in the Negro Baseball Leagues and in 1948 went on to triumph in the major leagues as a 42-year-old rookie. The evening will feature a Q&A with director/screenwriter and Negro Leagues baseball historian, Craig Davidson. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
February 13, 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.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
February 13, 2013 - Garden City

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

Online Test Prep - Long Island City Library
February 13, 2013 - Long Island City

This workshop provides online test strategies and a customized practice ground for those who want to accelerate preparation for online testing. Students will be provided with access to interactive online practice tests based on official exams such as ACT, SAT, and GED. For more details and to preregister call 718-752-3700.

Computer Class Sponsered By New York Cares - Woodside Library
February 13, 2013 - Woodside

Receive one on one training with any computer related questions. Learn the internet, Microsoft program and setting up email accounts.

Great Women Artists: Georgia O�Keeffe (2000) - Nassau County Museum of Art
February 13, 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.

Creative Writing - Brooklyn Public Library, New Lots branch
February 13, 2013 - East New York

Kids flex their writing talents using whatever form they wish.

Chess Workshop - Brooklyn Public Library, Spring Creek branch
February 13, 2013 - East New York

Everybody is invited to this chess workshop event. Learn, play, practice!

Growing Dollars and Sense Teen Virtual Investment Club - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 13, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Teens learn about investing and banking by managing their own virtual investments.

EVENING PROGRAM FOR ADULTS & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Hydrofracking in New York - Greenburgh Nature Center
February 13, 2013 - Scarsdale

Ellen Weininger, Educational Outreach Coordinator for Grassroots Environmental Education, discusses the impacts of hydrofracking and gives an update on the issue at the local, state, and national levels. Erin Heaton Meyer of Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy and the Sierra Club's Lower Hudson Group is a resident of Chenango County, one of the five counties under consideration for fracking by Governor Cuomo. Erin presents how the Governor's choice to enable or prohibit fracking affects New Yorkers throughout the state. Program presented in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group; designed for adults and high school students.

Valentine's Day Fun - White Plains Public Library
February 13, 2013 - White Plains

Valentine's Day stories, songs, activities, and a bedtime snack for the whole family. Tickets distributed 30 minutes in advance.

Valentine's Day Letter-Writing Station - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
February 13, 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.

Charlie Burnham's Hidden City - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 13, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Charlie Burnham's Hidden City plays urban folk music drawn from various sources and united by the blues. Burnham is a master violinist who has worked with Cassandra Wilson, James Blood Ulmer, and many others. He also sings and plays mandolin.

Game Day for Teens & Tweens - Howard Beach
February 13, 2013 - Howard Beach

Enjoy some friendly competition playing Nintendo Wii, Checkers, Chess & other board games.

Timeless Tales - Central Library
February 13, 2013 - Jamaica

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can story times with a children's librarian. Participants enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, learning activities, and lots of fun. Preregistration is required.

Langston Hughes in Harlem - Flushing
February 13, 2013 - Flushing

Celebrate the Harlem Renaissance with writer Langston Hughes in this one-person-dramatic rendition of Langston Hughes' poems and short stories featuring David Mills.

TEEN ANIM? CLUB - Westport Library
February 13, 2013 - Westport

Enjoy a night of animé with others who share your passion. Middle school and up. Register online.

Parent Zone: Singing and Rhyming Storytime - Stepping Stones Museum
February 13, 2013 - Norwalk

Practice using rhyming books to help your children understand the language presented in a story as well as the context of the story. Parents only workshop. Free childcare for children 3 and older. Free dinner included. Limited space. Registration required.

Creation Station! - Wilton Library
February 13, 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 City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism: Lessons of Sibling Relations in the Bible - The Society for the Advancement of Judaism
February 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

Rabbi Peter Schweitzer discusses what you can learn from Biblical stories of jealousy and rage between siblings including Cain and Abel, Isaac and Ismael, Jacob and Esau, Rachel and Leah, and Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. This is the first in a three-part series called Judaism 101: What Does Secular Humanistic Judaism Teach About Our History and Heritage. All welcome to one or all lectures.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Chai Center in Dix Hills
February 13, 2013 - Dix Hills

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support group meetings on the second Wednesday of every month for bereaved parents at the Chai Center in Dix Hills. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Executive Director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993.

Port Chuck Valentine's Eve Show - BB King's Blues Club & Grill
February 13, 2013 - New York

Port Chuck is an innovative cover band made up of the most popular actors from ABC's TV show General Hospital. The band features Steve Burton, Scott Reeves, Brandon Barash, and Bradford Anderson, who combine with four accompanying musicians to create an absolutely amazing show. The band first started touring in September of 2010 and has completed two tours successfully, with the third and many more on their way. The group's covers consist primarily of classic rock with a few surprises thrown in. Port Chuck started with the fans from the show and has now caught the eyes and ears of music lovers everywhere.

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.

Family Films Series: 'A Day at the Races' - Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
February 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

The Film Society of Lincoln Center shows the Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" (1937; 111 minutes; not rated) as part of their Family Films Series.

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.

LGBT Parenting 101 - Spence-Chapin Services
February 13, 2013 - Upper East Side

All adoptive parents have conversations with their children about how to deal with prejudice and questions from people outside the family. Lesbian and gay parents have the added task of addressing homophobia and other issues. This discussion will focus on the particular issues gay and lesbian adoptive parents have to navigate.

'Cinderella: The Oldest Story Ever Told' - Circle in the Square Theatre
February 13, 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 13, 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.

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.

Kindred Reading Series with N.K. Jemisin and Daniel José Older - Word
February 13, 2013 - Brooklyn

N. K. Jemisin is an author of speculative fiction short stories and novels. Her short stories can be found in CLARKESWORLD, POSTSCRIPTS, STRANGE HORIZONS, BAEN’S UNIVERSE, IDEOMANCER and ABYSS & APEX. She currently has written five novels, the Inheritance Trilogy which includes: THE HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS, THE BROKEN KINGDOMS, THE KINGDOM OF GODS and the Dreamblood (duology): THE KILLING MOON and THE SHADOWED SUN. All are published by ORBIT BOOKS. Her work has been nominated for the Hugo (twice), the Nebula (twice), and the World Fantasy Award; shortlisted for the Crawford, the Gemmell Morningstar, and the Tiptree; and she has won a Locus Award for Best First Novel as well as the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. DANIEL JOSE OLDER - http://ghoststar.net/ and http://salsanocturna.com/ - Daniel Jose Older is a writer, composer and paramedic of Cuban and Jewish heritage. His short stories have appeared in STRANGE HORIZONS, FLASH FICTION, CROSSED GENRES, and THE INNSMOUTH FREE PRESS and THE SUBVERSION ANTHOLOGY. He is the author of the short story collection SALSA NOCTURNA published by Crossed Genres Press. He is also a member of the Brooklyn-based soul quartet GHOST STAR which mixes old blues, classic jazz, funk. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Valentine’s Day Heart Candle Making Event - Make Meaning Upper East Side
February 13, 2013 - New York

Mommybites and Make Meaning invite you and your sweetie to come to Make Meaning's Upper East Side location - the creative activity and events destination - on Wednesday, February 13th, for an exclusive Valentine’s Day Heart Candle-Making event. Hearts will glow with love this Valentine’s Day as you create your own candle for your Valentine. Guests of all ages (minimum age 3) can make and personalize their own heart candle with their favorite color, decorations and even scent. Brimming with embellishments, the candles will make a hot impression – even without a flame. Snacks will be generously provided by Chloe's Soft Serve Fruit Co. For information about Make Meaning visit www.makemeaning.com Purchase your ticket at: http://mommybites.com/newyork/event/manhattan-valentine’s-day-heart-candle-making-event/

Forever Dusty Sing-along Performance - New World Stages
February 13, 2013 - New York

Forever Dusty, the hit new musical about the life and times of legendary British pop star Dusty Springfield, hosts a one-night-only Sing-A-Long performance. Audience members at this special performance will be invited to participate and sing along to Dusty's greatest hits, including "Son of a Preacher Man," "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me," "I Only Want to Be With You," along with other classics included in the show, like "Wishin' and Hopin," "Tell Him," and many more. The evening will be co-hosted by comedian Seth Herzog (often seen on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon") and Drag Diva Sherry Vine (Here TV's "She's Living For This"), and fans are encouraged to dress in their best Dusty blonde beehive wigs and 1960s garb.

The Civil War in Words & Music - The Cooper Union - The Great Hall
February 13, 2013 - New York

Words and music of the Civil War era will fill The Cooper Union’s Great Hall, site of Lincoln’s 1860 “Right Makes Might” speech, in a celebration of the birthday of our 16th president starring Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Judy Collins and featuring Tony Award-nominated and film actor Stephen Lang (Avatar, The Speed of Darkness, Gettysburg, Gods and Generals), Tony and Obie Award-winning actor/singer André De Shields (The Wiz, The Full Monty), pop folk singer/songwriter Dar Williams, members of The Classical Theater Of Harlem and nationally renowned Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer. Collins will perform popular songs of the era, including some of Lincoln’s favorites: Beautiful Dreamer, Johnny I hardly Knew You and The Last Rose of Summer, as well as composer Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, featuring excerpts from Lincoln’s great documents including the Gettysburg Address. Williams will sing, as well. Lang and De Shields return to The Great Hall to reprise their roles as Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, respectively, and engage in a riveting dialogue constructed from historical documents, personal letters and speeches. Holzer, chairman of the national Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation and a consultant on Steven Spielberg’s 2012 film, Lincoln, compiled the dialogue and will serve as master of ceremonies. This free performance, the 2013 John Jay Iselin Memorial Lecture, was made possible with the support of the Franklin Fund for The Great Hall and the New York State Archives Partnership Trust.

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.

XOXO’S Shirtless Male "Hot Cupids" Celebrate Valentine's Day - Herald Square
February 13, 2013 - New York

XOXO, contemporary fashion brand, celebrates Valentine's Day with an eye-catching event featuring the brand's dreamy, shirtless male models (a.k.a "Hot Cupids"). They will be stationed in New York City's Herald Square, ready to help smart, sexy ladies "get some XOXO" this Valentine's Day. While women are shopping for last-minute Valentine's Day gifts and date night ensembles, the "Hot Cupids" will be centrally located near Macy's Herald Square to meet-and-greet, pose for photos, and hand out free exclusive Valentine's Day XOXO Survival Kits containing must-have items to make this holiday extra-special.

Breastfeeding for Beginners - Rivertown Mamas
February 13, 2013 - Dobbs Ferry

Breastfeeding is unquestionably natural, but by definition every first-time mama is a first-time breastfeeder and therefore can benefit from a little instruction. Breastfeeding for Beginners is informative, practical, and insightful, but it's also relaxed. A wide range of topics will be covered, including: * how to initiate breastfeeding * recognizing feeding cues * techniques for ensuring a good latch * different positions for breastfeeding * how to know if baby is getting "enough" * common myths and misconceptions * nursing gear (bras, pumps, milk storage, etc.) * working and breastfeeding * and much more The class is highly interactive, with ample time for discussion and questions. It is recommended for women in their 34th week of pregnancy and beyond. Registration is on an ongoing basis, with participants limited to 10 expectant moms per class plus one additional support person each, if desired.

Michelle Dowdy : A Brass Act - 54 Below
February 13, 2013 - New York

Broadway's Michelle Dowdy (Hairspray) rocks the house, featuring the brassy songs of strong women, ranging from Bette Midler to Judy Garland. Featuring a seven piece band lead by Dylan Glatthorn (who is providing some fresh arrangements to some of your favorite tunes), Michelle will also place her own unique stamp on some trunk songs that are soon to be standards.

Valentines Day Chocolate Workshop - Basketworks
February 13, 2013 - Syosset

A fun filled chocolate-making workshop where the kids will make delicious gifts or personal chocolate pieces, just in time for Valentines Day.

Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano - Bliss Lounge
February 13, 2013 - Clifton

Wednesday February 13 RPM presents a Special Event... SUNNERY JAMES & RYAN MARCIANO at BLISS GET TICKETS http://www.clubtickets.com/us/2013-02/13/sunnery-james-ryan-marciano-bliss-lounge Doors 9PM - 3AM Table Reservations 973-773-2110 Bliss Lounge 955 Allwood Rd Clifton, NJ 07012

Life After EI: What's Next? - THe SMILE Center
February 13, 2013 - Midtown

Does your child receive Early Intervention services? Will he or she turn 3 in 2013? Sarah Birnbaum of New York Special Needs Support will give a free presentation about how to: - Figure out whether your child will still need services after EI - Obtain the best evaluations and guidance - Find an appropriate preschool - Set up the right therapy and preschool program - Get the best outcome from your CPSE meeting RSVP to info@smileny.org.

The Louis Armstrong Centennial Band - Birdland
February 13, 2013 - New York

Inspired by jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and others, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Centennial Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form.

Valentine's Day Champagne and Dessert Cruise - New York Water Taxi
February 14, 2013 - New York

Romance on the high seas is on the horizon! Join NY Water Taxi for their Champagne and Dessert Valentine's Day cruise! Embark on a sumptuous champagne and dessert cruise aboard the New York Water Taxi with the glittering NYC skyline and majestic Lady Liberty as your backdrop. Enjoy an assortment of sweets to share with your sweetie, lip-smacking cocktails and music to set the mood. You will love this boat ride! INCLUDES: An assortment of desserts; Unlimited champagne, cocktails and soft drinks. SCHEDULE: Departs from Pier 17, South Street Seaport on Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 9:00 pm-10:30 pm.

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.

FILTHY GORGEOUS BURLESQUE VALENTINES SPECTACULAR - Highline Ballroom
February 14, 2013 - Manhattan

Treat yourself and your sweetie to burlesque this Valentine's Day, with a date to Filthy Gorgeous Valentine Burlesque at the Highline Ballroom. This amazing event features live music & bawdy burlesque from New York's finest performers. Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque is the creation of Jen Gapay of Thirsty Girl Productions, who is the producer of The New York Burlesque Festival. Adults only.

Freddie Jackson Valentine's Day Show - BB Kings Blues Club and Grill
February 14, 2013 - New York

Freddie Jackson is one of the biggest stars to dominate the R&B charts seemingly at will in the late '80s and early '90s. Known for his sophisticated, romantic soul ballads aimed at adult audiences, he is also capable of tackling urban contemporary dance fare and even the occasional jazz tune. Like so many soul stars, Jackson was trained as a gospel singer from an early age, singing at the White Rock Baptist Church. There he met Paul Laurence, who would later become his producer and songwriting partner

Mother Goose Rhymes for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
February 14, 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 14, 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 Play Date with Exceptional Young Adults - JCC Rockland
February 14, 2013 - West Nyack

Local teens are invited to help host a play date for their peers who have special needs. Come shoot pool, play games, bake cookies, or do other activities with young adults from various agencies throughout the community. Host teens can get community service credit for their participation.

After School Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
February 14, 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.

Valentine's Day Jump N Craft - Pump It Up
February 14, 2013 - Plainview

Jump on over to Pump It Up for a Valentine's Day Jump-N-Craft. Kids will get bounce time, followed by a special Valentine's Craft making session in the party rooms. Price includes a slice of pizza per child also. Spend time with your special someone while your kids bounce. Spaces are limited; please call to make a reservation.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 14, 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 14, 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.

Family Movie Night! - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 14, 2013 - Garnerville

Come in for a movie and free popcorn too. Families welcome.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 14, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Mavis Staples - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 14, 2013 -

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award: Mavis Staples, the woman hailed as one of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" by Rolling Stone and the 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll by VH1. The legendary gospel, soul, and R&B singer, who defined those genres for decades with her family band, The Staple Singers, also sang at the inaugurations of presidents Kennedy, Carter, and Clinton.

Yoga for Children - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 14, 2013 - Upper Nyack

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

Visitor Day - Cornerstone Christian School
February 14, 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.

Puppets Read Jokes - White Plains Public Library
February 14, 2013 - White Plains

Make a puppet, then learn how to use the puppet and practice reading jokes.

T.A.B. (Teen Advisory Board) - Cambria Heights Library
February 14, 2013 - Cambria Heights

Teens can let their voices be heard and share ideas when they join the Cambria Heights' Teen Advisory Board. They can give their input on all things young adult related.

Discovery of Art: Maxfield Parrish (2008) - Nassau County Museum of Art
February 14, 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.

Who Loves Ya? - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
February 14, 2013 - Dyker Heights

Make valentine's day arts and crafts for your special ones.

Preschool Fun Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
February 14, 2013 - Homecrest

Stories, singing, and arts and crafts for preschoolers

Valentine's Day Letter-Writing Station - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
February 14, 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.

Teen Thursdays - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
February 14, 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.

Celebrate Love With Laughter - Gotham Comedy Club
February 14, 2013 - New York

Spend Valentine's Day with Joe Matarese! Enjoy special show packages! GENERAL ADMISSION: $25 Cover + 2 Beverage Minimum Per Person VIP PACKAGE: $115 + Tax PER COUPLE Includes: Split bottle of Veuve Clicquot (375 ml), Gourmet Dessert to Share, A Rose for Your Loved One & Gratuity VIP GOLD PACKAGE: $195 + Tax PER COUPLE Includes: A Private Table For 2 (limited availability), Open Bar OR A Bottle of Champagne, Gourmet Dessert to Share, A Rose for your Loved One & Gratuity

Growing Dollars and Sense for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 14, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Teens learn about banking and maintaining a portfolio through virtual investing.

Romance Under the Stars - American Museum of Natural History
February 14, 2013 - Upper West Side

Celebrate the holiday with a unique NYC experience only at the Hayden Planetarium! Join us for a cocktail hour, complete with open bar, Champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and hors d'oeuvres, along with the music of the Josh Rutner Quartet. Then, join one of our astronomers in the Planetarium for a view of the night sky. Sit back, hold hands, and enjoy some of the greatest romance stories of all time.

Valentine's Day at Beardsley Zoo - Beardsley Zoo
February 14, 2013 - Bridgeport

Anyone wearing red today gets 15 percent off admission.

Afternoon Adventures: Love Birds - Connecticut Audubon Society
February 14, 2013 - Fairfield

This drop-in program starts with a love bird story. After the story check the birdfeeders for cardinals and other birds and make heart-shaped treats to feed winter animal friends. All ages are welcome; children must be accompanied by an actively participating adult.(Live animals are not part of this presentation.)

Creating Flyers in Microsoft Word - Far Rockaway Library
February 14, 2013 - Far Rockaway

Learn how to use Microsoft Word to create flyers for upcoming holiday parties, small business needs, or distributing information.

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
February 14, 2013 - Flushing

Children and teens ages 11-14, can try their hand at acting, and perform in a live show especially for kids. Budding actors, musicians, scenery artists, sound effects techs, and stagehands are needed. Weekly meetings and rehearsals are required for all actors and actresses.

Toddler Storytime - Pomonok Library
February 14, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts for children ages 18 to 36 months.Preregistration is required.

Picture Book Time - Auburndale Library
February 14, 2013 - Flushing

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can celebrate Valentine's Day with stories, songs, and fingerplays with Marianne G.

Mini Musicians - South Norwalk Library
February 14, 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.

Parkinson's Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
February 14, 2013 -

A support group for those with Parkinson's disease. Meets every second Thursday of the month. Call for exact location.

Valentine's Day Party! - What's Cooking?
February 14, 2013 - Oyster Bay

Love is in the air at this delightful What's Cooking? 2-hour special workshop. Children will make a craft and create a lovely Valentine's Day dinner with a take-home treat. Menu will include: Heart-shaped meatballs and spaghetti, heart-shaped pepperoni pizza, eat-your-heart-out cookies, chocolate dipped strawberries and a love potion smoothie.

'Kiss Me Again' Valentine's Day Book Signing with Rachel Vail - Bank Street Bookstore
February 14, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Crushes, kisses, and forbidden love? Sounds like Valentine's Day with author Rachel Vail. Meet Rachel as she signs copies and reads from her new book "Kiss Me Again." Enjoy a love-packed event with Valentine's treats, a "Kissy Face" word game, and prizes. The follow-up to "If We Kiss," Rachel Vail's addictive story of first kisses and heartbreak, "Kiss Me Again" at long last answers the question of what happens when a crush so off-limits it has to be a fantasy suddenly becomes something very real.

Valentine's Day Dinner - Hornblower Cruises and Events
February 14, 2013 - New York

Experience the most romantic dinner cruise aboard the finest yacht on the Hudson. Enjoy an elegant dinner, champagne toast, and ever changing views. Create a new tradition with your loved one as you dance the night away to songs played by our DJ entertainer.

NATURE EXPLORERS SERIES: Shapes in Nature - Suffolk County Environmental Center
February 14, 2013 - Islip

Winter can be dreary, but if you look carefully the woods are still filled with surprising color. Join educator Amanda Johnson to search for and draw the hidden hues of winter. For children ages 2 1/2 to 5 and an accompanying adult

Wine and Tango Sampling - Pearl Studio
February 14, 2013 - New York

New York City’s premier school of Argentine Tango is hosting a fantastically unique event.Strictly TangoNYC’s exclusive Wine & Tango Sampling is the perfect evening for those intrigued by this elegant and sensuous dance, or for anyone seeking a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Have a taste of tango for the first time with New York City’s only school dedicated strictly to Argentine Tango. Learn about the origins of this passionate dance by tasting the rich flavors of the local wines and sampling traditional Argentinean foods. A special “Taste of Tango” introductory class will be given by Strictly Tango NYC’s Maestro and tango show producer Sergio Segura. Later in the evening, experience a fun side of tango not found anywhere else with tango games, stage tango poses, tango line dancing, and tango demonstrations. Special performances will be given by instructors and students of the school to illuminate the drama of tango at a performance level. Whether you have always wanted to learn tango or have never thought of dancing at all, if you have a desire to break from the ordinary our Wine and Tango Sampling is a night not to be missed! WHO: Strictly Tango NYC WHAT: Wine & Tango Sampling: A Taste of Argentina WHEN: Thursday, Jan 10th from 7:30-10pm WHERE: Pearl Studios, 519 8th Ave. 12th Fl. Studio G $35/ PERSON STNYC Students $25 + FREE guest 2 people $65 Guests of this event will be privy to exclusive offers on tango class packages: Private lessons 10%OFF Unlimited Class Package 20% OFF Special Workshop 30% OFF First time students 50% OFF ..because one taste is never enough Include: • Cover • Wine sampling • One glass of wine of your choice • Snacks • “Taste of Tango” class • Tango games **Cash bar will be available to purchase additional refreshments and wine. ***Sign up for our email list and receive our discounted “Friends and Family” rate!***

'Cinderella: The Oldest Story Ever Told' - Circle in the Square Theatre
February 14, 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 14, 2013 - Upper West Side

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

The Nightmare River Band - Rockwood Music Hall II
February 14, 2013 - New York

The Nightmare River Band has drawn comparisons to alt/folk/country contemporaries such as Mumford and Sons and The Avett Brothers. While this sound is rapidly gaining popularity and bandwagon jumpers, The Nightmare River Band is continuing to do just what they’ve done since their formation, taking their music on the road to bring the Nightmare to your town.

The Magnet School of the Arts, PS 171 OPEN HOUSE - PS171
February 14, 2013 - Astoria

There is a caring, calm, and welcoming environment at Magnet School of the Arts, PS 171Q. Using a multi-disciplinary thematic curriculum aligned with the core standards the Magnet School of the Arts integrates the arts into all aspects of learning. The thematic approach to learning across all grade levels empowers the students to achieve their full potential. Studying the arts focuses the mind. Students learn discipline, cooperative play, and gain understanding of the role of art in a civil society. Students are encouraged to find the intellectual and emotional connection to the aesthetic experience of creating art. They learn through the process of creating visual art and performance. Magnet School of the Arts, PS 171Q offers high quality, comprehensive instruction in art, music, movement/dance, which includes trips to museums, theaters, and galleries as well as artists-in-residence programs for all grades. Enjoy a tour of the school and meet the families of PS 171 at the PJ’s and a Book Party. 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 - Angela Workman - Top of the Rock
February 14, 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.

Love Takes Over Times Square - Times Square
February 14, 2013 - New York

Love will be in the Times Square air this February. Thousands of New Yorkers and tourists are invited to visit Times Square on Valentine's Day to experience a full range of heartfelt activities, ranging from the romantic to the platonic participate in a public vow renewal ceremony on a heated pop-up beach by the iconic Red Steps to be broadcast live in Times Square on the American Eagle Times Square Digital Billboard and webcast live at TimesSquareNYC.org, and they can enter a contest to win a second honeymoon to Aruba, One happy island. Others can stroll through Heartwalk, a wooden, heart-shaped enclosure made of materials collected in areas ravaged by Hurricane Sandy

Cupid is Stupid! Anti-Valentine's Bash - New York Water Taxi
February 14, 2013 -

Grab your friends, co-workers, and the rest of your crew for our first ever Anti-Valentine's Day bash! This awesome evening starts with bowling at 300 New York that is sure to make for some friendly competition. Make some new friends while enjoying passed hors d'oeuvres and unlimited Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks. This is the party where anything can happen - some will get spares, some will leave as pairs! Then embark on a sumptuous Champagne & Dessert Cruise aboard New York Water Taxi with the glittering NYC skyline and majestic Lady Liberty as your backdrop. Enjoy an assortment of sweets and unlimited Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks and Champage Cocktails!

Straight No Chaser - Beacon Theatre
February 14, 2013 - New York

The a cappella sensation performs a special Valentine's Day show.

BeLOVE It or Not! Valentine's Day 'Buy One, Get One Free' Ticket Offer - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
February 14, 2013 - New York

This Valentine's Day, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square is inviting couples to skip the cliche dinner dates and plan an out-of-the-ordinary rendezvous filled with curiosity, amazement and amour. Couples willing to prove their love (or extreme like) with a kiss will receive special "buy one, get one free" ticket pricing. Ripley's BeLOVE It or Not! "buy one, get one free" ticket offer is available on Thursday, February 14, 2013 only. To redeem this special savings, couples are required to kiss at the admission desk. Regular adult admission is $29.95. Discount cannot be combined with any other offer.

Ice Cream Extravaganza - WeeZee World of Yes I Can
February 14, 2013 - Chappaqua

Kids are invited to make their own delicious "Coldstone Creation" with a variety of flavors and toppings, as well as play and enjoy WeeZee's 16,000-square-foot kids' gym. Event sponsored by Cold Stone Creamery.

Judy Collins - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 14, 2013 -

Folk legend Judy Collins makes her third Metropolitan Museum appearance with a Valentine's Day-themed program on the day itself. This concert will be streamed live. Ticket holders to Judy Collins are invited to enjoy a three-course Perfect Pairs Dinner in the Members Dining Room, featuring classic food and wine pairings for $75 per person ($100 with wine pairing).

Valentine's Day Concert - Bartow Pell Mansion Museum
February 14, 2013 - Bronx

The ensemble As You Like It performs romantic 19th-century and earlier music—in costume—during an hour-long concert in the mansion's enchanting double parlors. If the spirit moves you, enjoy classic French bistro fare afterwards at Bistro SK on City Island. Registration required.

How to Make Your Own Gourmet Chocolate Truffles for 20's & 30's - JCC in Manhattan
February 14, 2013 - Upper West Side

The deep, luxurious taste of truffles captures the essence of chocolate. Wai Chu, author and former co-owner of El Eden Chocolates, shows you how to make truffles guaranteed to satisfy even the most die-hard chocoholic. Learn everything about truffle making from choosing the right chocolate to making and rolling the ganache, and tempering chocolate for finishing the truffles. You'll make an assortment of flavors including champagne, mocha hazelnut, and creamy milk chocolate.

Unloveable: A Smiths and Morrissey Valentine's Day featuring The Sons and Heirs - Bell House
February 14, 2013 - Brooklyn

A New York tradition returns! The Sons & Heirs host a passionate evening of the songs that saved your lives, the music of The Smiths & Morrissey, on Valentines Day at the beautiful Bell House in Brooklyn. Come with your stalwart lover, your girl afraid, or find a stitch to wear, park the car by the side of the road and stand on your own. There will be flowers on stage, and this humdrum town will be young and alive. This year we will be joined by two very special guests. Dan Neustadt (of The Hold Steady) will open the night up with a Smiths cabaret, and comedian Dave Hill will lighten things up before we hit the stage.

Love Bites: The Power Ballads Singalong - Union Hall
February 14, 2013 - Brooklyn

What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than by singing along and pumping your fist in the air to a soul shaking collection of both pro-love and love sucks power ballad music video hits from the 80's and 90's? We've got videos from Journey, Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Seal, The Bangles, Def Leppard, Night Ranger, R. Kelly, Meatloaf, Bonnie Tyler, Poison, Cyndi Lauper, Guns N' Roses and a whole lot more and they've all been lovingly hand subtitled so all the lyrics are on the screen for the entire crowd to sing along to! It's the perfect V-Day dinner or post-dinner date or even no date activity! The single and bitter as well as the smitten couples are invited to come celebrate the awesomeness and pain of love by bringing their voices together while holding their lighters aloft and power fisting along to some sick guitar riffs. BYOL (Bring Your Own Lighters).

The Rejection Show Valentine's Day Heartbreak Haven - Littlefield
February 14, 2013 - Brooklyn

The live comedy series, The Rejection Show and the book, Rejected: Tales of the Failed Dumped & Canceled is celebrating Valentine's Day with an evening of its best breakup, heartbreak and love related performances/stories from within the book and shows past, present and future - blending into an evening of love songs, live music, and a party. If you're single, feeling alone, rejected, don't have a date or don't like traditional Valentine's Day routines then Littlefield is the place to be on Valentine's Day 2013! Don't feel left out happy couples. All are welcome to party and see some hilariously heartbreaking performances and join the fun.

Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise - Spirit Cruises
February 14, 2013 -

Make a romantic memory aboard the vibrant and festive Spirit and treat the one you love to a bountiful buffet, engaging DJ entertainment, dancing and strolls beneath the stars. On our warm and cozy climate-controlled decks, this special day will be everything you dreamed of, and more. Each couple will receive a single rose and a champagne toast.

Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise - Bateaux New York
February 14, 2013 - New York

Nothing's more magnificent than a Valentine's Day celebration on the water aboard New York's most sophisticated cruising vessel, Bateaux. Create a memory that will last as long as your love.

Valentine's Day Party - Citibabes
February 14, 2013 - Greenwich Village

Celebrate love Citibabes style with a Valentine's Day party with live music, cupcake decorating by Junior's Fresh, photo booth by Bellamy Blue Photography, and arts & crafts. RSVP required at 212-334-5440 or soho@citibabes.com.

Morgan Page - Pacha NYC
February 14, 2013 - New York

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Macaulay Culkin's iPod Presents a Saved by the Bell Valentine's Dance - Le Poisson Rouge
February 14, 2013 - New York

2nd Annual Valentines POP UP - Matted LIC
Through February 14, 2013 - Long Island City

It's not too late to find a unique valentine gift for that special someone. See a new collection of gifts for the whole family. Mention this post and get 20% off any store stock gift item. See a few of the gift ideas from Matted Inc. below: Protect your loved ones forever with these new chic medic alert ids by Kate Ward, a local New York artist www.ChicAlertMedID.com Give your someone special a brlliant necklace or ring with a far east flair from www. kirakira.com Suz Somersall talented jewelry artist, featured in Lucky Magazine this month will bring treasures she designed while leaving in the Far East!

V-Day Singles Party - Dragones at China Latina
February 14, 2013 - New York

On Valentine's night, head to Dragones, a rooftop lounge in Manhattan's Flower District, dancing away the night with the V-Day Singles PARTY! Open bar from 8 pm to 12 am (beer, well shots, and wine) to lubricate the festivities. Discount tickets in advance only! $75 at the door. Open bar and live DJ. Enjoy the Latin American meets Asian food downstairs at China Latina for 50% off with a party ticket! Inside the Hotel Indigo in Chelsea, NYC.Visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/328067 for tickets

Showgasm. - Ars Nova
February 14, 2013 - New York

Happy Half Hour, featuring $2 drink specials @ 7:30pm. What is Showgasm, you ask? It's a retweet from your celebrity crush, furtive glances across a church camp dining hall, the OkCupid headquarters in flames. Or more simply put, a raucous variety show with performances ranging from hilarious to titillating to utterly inappropriate. Come. You've never looked better! Hosted by John Early. Featuring performances by Kristen Johnston, Murderfist, Jacqueline Novak, Spencer Novich and additional performers to be announced!

Valentine's Bday Dinner & Comedy - Salsa con Fuego
February 14, 2013 - Bronx

Pre-Fix Menu Includes: Appetizer, Entree, & Dessert For Each Person Two Reservation Seating Available 5pm to 7pm & 8pm to 10pm To purchase tickets, go to http://valentinedaybronx.eventbrite.com Live Comedy Show from MTV's "Yo Momma" Chris Grant & Anthony Aj Foster with Jamar Johnson 1st Showing at 7pm and 2nd Showing 10pm Live Dj Spinning The Best of All Latin, Hip Hop, Reggae, Top 40, Mashups One Couple will win a complimentary bottle of Moet Hookah Available. For more information, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com

Brooklyn Decker & Ray Rice - Gillette World's Largest Shave & Kiss Event - Shops at Columbus Circle
February 14, 2013 - New York

To celebrate the kiss on the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day, Gillette is challenging couples to put their kissing to the test and compete to break two Guinness World Records® feats. Actress Brooklyn Decker and pro football player Ray Rice will kick-off The World’s Largest Shave & Kiss Event where hundreds of men will attempt to break the record for world’s largest shaving lesson, led by the head barber from New York City’s Blind Barber. Immediately following, these men will find their significant others and show off their smooth lips to try and break the record for the most kisses in one minute by a couple. All puckered-up participants will receive a Gillette swag bag! Gift bags and event participation are on a first come, first served basis. Guinness World Records® adjudicators will be on-site to govern the record attempts. Gillette will also announce the results of its live national Kiss & Tell experiment that was conducted in 16 U.S. cities from January 16 – February 6. The results are in, and women have made it clear what they prefer to kiss. Stop by to find out if it’s a smooth shaven or stubbled man who gets the girl. http://www.kissandtellus.com

Harlem Globetrotters - IZOD Center
February 15, 2013 - East Rutherford

The Harlem Globetrotters 2013 "You Write the Rules" World Tour takes kid participation to a whole new level. Before arriving, fans can visit harlemglobetrotters.com to vote for their favorite, craziest game rules then see the winning rules implemented at the show. Upon arrival and for an additional fee, audience members can spend time on the court with the Globetrotters -- shooting, trying out ball tricks, getting autographs and photos. After the game, Globetrotter stars remain on court for autographs and photographs with fans.

Kristin Chenoweth - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 15, 2013 -

This delightful, impossible-to-pin-down performer personifies the phrase "star of stage and screen." She's won Emmys, hearts, and a Tony for her appearances on television (Glee, The Good Wife, The West Wing) and stage (Wicked, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown), and film. In her return to Lincoln Center, Chenoweth steps into The Allen Room for this unusually intimate, only-in-New York special event. Also at 9:30pm

Picture Book Time - Hempstead Library
February 15, 2013 - Hempstead

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

Parsifal - Metropolitan Opera
February 15, 2013 -

Director Francois Girard's timeless new vision for Wagner's final masterpiece explores the many facets of this mystical score, while designer Michael Levine (Eugene Onegin) creates a surreal landscape. Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of the innocent who finds wisdom. His fellow Wagnerian luminaries include Katarina Dalayman as the mysterious Kundry, Peter Mattei as the ailing Amfortas, Evgeny Nikitin as the wicked Klingsor, and Rene Pape as the noble knight Gurnemanz. Daniele Gatti conducts.

RONNIE EARL & THE BROADCASTERS - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 15, 2013 - New York

Having performed with such greats as Carlos Santana, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Otis Rush, Earl King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and The Allman Brothers, legendary blues guitarist Ronnie Earl performs with an intensity that hasn't cooled in close to four decades of playing.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - First United Methodist Church
February 15, 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.

Michael Cerveris & Loose Cattle - 54 Below
February 15, 2013 - New York

Come join the herd after the curtain comes down in the theatre district as Michael stampedes uptown with the cattle, straight from his fancy Broadway day job. 54 Below is delighted to welcome back Broadway's own Michael Cerveris for four very special performances only, featuring him and his band, the magnificent Loose Cattle. Broadway was introduced to Michael in The Who's Tommy. Since then, audiences have embraced him in leading roles in Titanic, Assassins (Tony Award!), Sweeney Todd, Lovemusik, and, among others, his current Tony-nominated performance as Juan Peron in Evita. Just a rare and intimate, down-home performance by one of the Rialto's best? getting back to his roots!

Introductory Session for Prospective Parents - Green Meadow Waldorf School
February 15, 2013 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents can learn about Waldorf education, talk with the school's administrator, and tour the campus. Adults only, please.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
February 15, 2013 - Haverstraw

Creative kids ages 4-12 can bring their imagination and make something with LEGO's.

Mini-Megillah, Music, and Mask-Making - Rosenthal JCC
February 15, 2013 - Pleasantville

Enjoy a concert and Purim tale with musician and performer Adam Hart, join in mask-making and a costume parade, and enjoy a dinner of pizza and salad, finishing with hamantashen for dessert. As with all things Purim, costumes and silliness are encouraged!

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
February 15, 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 15, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-7 are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Registration is required. Fridays through May 17 (except March 29).

Fun Wii Fridays - Hollis Library
February 15, 2013 - Hollis

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

Visitor Day - Cornerstone Christian School
February 15, 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.

Kabbalat Shabbat - Temple B'nai Torah
February 15, 2013 - Wantagh

The community is invited to join in this Kabbalat Shabbat service. There will be a pre-service gathering at 6pm where people can mingle while enjoying light refreshments. The service starts at 6:30pm and will run approximately 60 minutes. The service is appropriate for all ages.

Storytime: George Washington's Birthday - Barnes & Noble at Palisades Center
February 15, 2013 - West Nyack

From award-winning author Margaret McNamara and New Yorker artist Barry Blitt comes this partly true and completely funny story of George Washington's 7th birthday. In this clever approach to history, young readers will discover some truths and myths about George Washington.

Game Day - Sunnyside Library
February 15, 2013 - Sunnyside

Ennjoy 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 15, 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.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
February 15, 2013 - Peekskill

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

February School Vacation Workshops: Children's Story Book Art - Bruce Museum
Through February 15, 2013 - Greenwich

The Museum presents a series of hands on workshops for students in grades 1-3, who will explore the original art work in the exhibition Let It Snow: Children's Story Book Art and then create their own winter illustrations using a variety of techniques. Each workshop is a complete program, but the four projects are complementary. These inclusive workshops are suitable for students of all abilities. For reservations, call 203-869-0376.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
February 15, 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 15, 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.

Freestyle Fridays - Brooklyn Public Library, Bushwick branch
February 15, 2013 - Bushwick

Teens can use computers, hang out, do their homework, read, write, hear music, and more.

Read, Play, Grow - Brooklyn Public Library, Windsor Terrace branch
February 15, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Parents and caregivers learn ways to promote and encourage literacy with their preschoolers through play.

February Break For children grades K-3 - Connecticut Audubon Society
February 15, 2013 - Fairfield

In honor of President's Day, come explore the trails in winter. Track some nocturnal creatures, build a snow fort or ice castle, and discover how the soldiers at Valley Forge might have coped in the winter cold. Winter attire required.

Craft Time - Ozone Park Library
February 15, 2013 - Ozone Park

Children can enjoy an afternoon of arts and crafts.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
February 15, 2013 - Laurelton

Real leaders are made not born. Learn to be a leader at this program for children in grades 3-6.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
February 15, 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.

Watson Adventures’ Dancing Nudes Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 15, 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.

Astronomy Nights: Asteroids: What are they? Where are they? And how close is too close? - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
February 15, 2013 - Stamford

Enjoy a presentation on asteroids, than, weather permitting, view the night sky through a 22-inch research telescope. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and older.

Winter Home School Day: Night & Day - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
February 15, 2013 - Stamford

Explore the worlds of night and day. Discover the ideal daytime and nighttime conditions for making maple syrup and learn all about the history of maple sugaring. Students will also explore the night sky in the planetarium, see the different adaptations of diurnal and nocturnal animals, and investigate the role of the sun in a hands-on Solar Energy & Climate Change lab. Group lunch period will allow homeschoolers to get to know one another. Ages 5 and up. Limited to 20 students. No charge for teachers or chaperones; younger siblings attend at no charge. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Contact Lisa at 203-977-6515 or Lmonachelli@stamfordmuseum.org to register.

The Lounge - Wilton Library
February 15, 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 15, 2013 - Staten Island

Make some Red Jello Trifle.

'The Little Moon Theater' - TADA! Theater
February 15, 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 Performance: The Underground Railroad … and Beyond - Fairfield Museum and History Center
February 15, 2013 - Fairfield

Popular Storyteller Lot Therrio returns to the Fairfield Museum with stories about freedom. Lot is noted for his tales from around the world, his gentle humor and the way he involves the audience in his stories.

JOAN CRAWFORD WEEKEND--Johnny Guitar (1954) - Bay Street Theatre
February 15, 2013 - Sag Harbor

Vienna has built a saloon outside of town, and she hopes to build her own town once the railroad is put through, but the townsfolk want her gone. When four men hold up a stagecoach and kill a man the town officials come to the saloon to grab four of Vienna's friends only to have Vienna stand strong against them, aided by an old acquaintance of hers, Johnny Guitar, who is not what he seems. Starring Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes MacCambridge and Ernest Borgnine.

Oscar Nominated Shorts (Movies) - Irvington Town Hall Theater
February 15, 2013 - Irvington

Presented by Best of Film Series/ITHT and back by popular demand! A long night of Oscar Shorts featuring the nonimees for best animation and best live action shorts. See these films before the winners are announced at the Academy Awards Ceremony. Approximately 4 hours (be prepared for a long night of short films), Not Rated.

Parent's Night Out - Tumbling Tunes
February 15, 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.

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.

'The Mark of Zorro' - The New Victory Theater
February 15, 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 15, 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.

Broken Anchor - Rockwood Music Hall
February 15, 2013 - New York

Earning comparisons to Wilco and Fleet Foxes, atmospheric, retro-influenced pop/rock band Broken Anchor evolved through a collaboration between singer/songwriter Austin Hartley-Leonard and producer Brad Gordon. After honing his craft as a solo artist with songs featured on TV shows such as “Burn Notice,” “Hart of Dixie,” “Jane By Design” and “The Ghost Whisperer,” Hartley-Leonard originally imagined Broken Anchor as a studio project. Yet, with time, Harley-Leonard and Gordon soon saw the songs take on a life of their own. By adding drummer/percussionist Mike Duffy to the mix, Broken Anchor is now a memorable, high-energy duo, and has released a series of EPs, titled Broken Anchor Vol. I, II, and III.

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.

Presidential Storytime - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
February 15, 2013 - Upper East Side

In honor of Presidents' Day join the museum for its monthly story time. Listen to funny stories about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and then check out our trunk of historic clothing for men. Afterward make a stovepipe hat to take home. An optional brief tour of the period rooms will follow.

One Step Beyond - Foster the People, Javelin, and Dopeshoes - American Museum of Natural History
February 15, 2013 - New York

The American Museum of Natural History's One Step Beyond party series kicks off its sixth season with DJ sets by Foster the People, Javelin, and Dopeshoes in the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe on Friday, February 15. During this ongoing party series, guests can dance in the Museum's Rose Center for Earth and Space to the sounds of the biggest names in techno, electronica, hip-hop, and indie rock. Guests can also enjoy the Hayden Big Bang Theater, located in the lower part of the Hayden Sphere, which features a dynamic multi-media presentation, narrated by acclaimed actor Liam Neeson, that takes visitors on a thrilling four-minute trip from Earth to the edge of the visible universe. Each ticket also includes one pass to the Museum for future use. Visuals for One Step Beyond are produced by Glowing Pictures.

El Concierto para Los Enamorados - Madison Square Garden
February 15, 2013 - Midtown

Marco Antonio Solis, Natalia Jimenez, and Franco de Vita perform.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square Kicks-Off President’s Day Weekend With “Historic” Cheese Carving - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
February 15, 2013 - Times Square

Master cheese carver Sarah Kaufmann will recreate "Mount Rushmore" into "Mount Ripley's" with 160 pounds of cheddar cheese, supplied by Cabot, the Vermont-based cheese producer, during a two-day cheese-sculpting demonstration on Feb. 15 and 16. Guests can watch while Sarah crafts a six foot long wacky replica of the historic national monument of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln begins on Friday from 10am to 6pm. The event will resume on Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Guests will also have the opportunity to sample an assortment of Cabot cheeses during the two-day event. For more information on Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square and/or the cheese carving event, visit ripleysnewyork.com or call 212-398-3133.

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.

The Letter - Dicapo Opera Theater
February 15, 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.

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

An exhibition of work by the Australian artist.

Green-Wood at the Met - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 15, 2013 -

Buried six-feet deep in Brooklyn's Historic Green-Wood Cemetery, some of America's most renowned 19th and 20th-century artists and artisans lie in eternal repose. Just 12 miles away, these same titans enjoy immortality in The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. The Green-Wood Historic Fund is offering an exclusive "Day at The Met" to celebrate the landmark exhibition, "George Bellows." Bellows, interred at Green-Wood, was one of the leading realist painters of the early 20th century and this exhibition is the first comprehensive showing of his work in 50 years. Lisa M. Messinger, associate curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and co-curator of the exhibition, will lead an exclusive tour of her Bellows installation. Participants will then enjoy lunch -- included in the admission price -- in the Petrie Cafe, overlooking Central Park. Then it's off to the American Wing with Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman for a tour of artwork by other Green-Wood luminaries including stained glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany and John La Farge; silver, jewelry and presentation vases by Tiffany & Co.; paintings by Asher B. Durand, William Merritt Chase, and Eastman Johnson; and sculpture by Thomas Crawford. Participants will be joined by special guest Thayer Tolles, curator of The American Wing and an expert on Green-Wood sculpture. This special tour is limited to 25 participants and each ticket includes lunch. Admission is $125; $110 for Historic Fund Members. Attendees 65 and older will receive a $6 discount. Participants will meet at The Met; transportation to the museum is not provided. To find out more information or to make online reservations, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.

Jill Sobule and special guest - Union Hall
February 15, 2013 - Brooklyn

Jill Sobule is a Denver-born singer, songwriter, storyteller, guitarist and gypsy. Over seven albums and nearly two decades of recording, Jill has mused on topics such as the death penalty, anorexia, shoplifting, reproduction, the French resistance movement, adolescence and the Christian right.

Party Like it's 1999-The Late Night Post Valentine's Edition - Bell House
February 15, 2013 - Brooklyn

Maybe you're looking to unwind after a traditional romantic Valentine's Day? Perhaps you want to meet someone to wipe away your Valentine's Day depressions? Well, dear friends, we've got something for both groups -- Party Like It's 1999: The Late Night Post-Valentine's Edition. We'll bring you the sexiest mix of pop, rock, R&B and hip-hop from the 1990s so you can party with your Valentine--or get down a dirty with a whole new Valentine. In the Main Event Hall!

Oscar G & Peter Rauhofer - Pacha NYC
February 15, 2013 - New York

Friday February 15 Pacha NYC & RPM present… OSCAR G & PETER RAUHOFER GET TICKETS http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2013-02/15/oscar-g-peter-rauhofer-pacha-nyc Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500 Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St. www.pachanyc.com

Chez Bushwick Presents | 2Night - CPR - Center for Performance Research
Through February 15, 2013 - Brooklyn

Chez Bushwick Presents' first installment of the 2Night Show in 2013. Featuring works by: Logan Company - Line Line Line; Kate Ladenheim & Chelsea Robin Lee - Untitled; Mariana Valencia - One Direction; Kendra Portier - Bwar by Two.

Basement Batman - Pianos
February 15, 2013 - New York

Basement Batman will perform at Pianos on February 15, 2013 at 11pm.

Presidential Storytime - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
February 15, 2013 - New York

In honor of Presidents' Day join MVHM for their monthly story time. Listen to funny stories about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, and check out their trunk of men's historic clothing. Afterward make a stovepipe hat to take home. An optional brief tour of the period rooms will follow. For children 6 and under.

Patrick Antonelle - Renaissance Exhibition 2013 - Union League Club
Through February 15, 2013 - New York

Featuring work by the American Impressionist that survived Hurricane Sandy.

Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night- How to Train Your Dragon - Charlotte's Place
February 15, 2013 - New York

It’s Friday night, you made it through the week, the kids are hungry, and you’re too tired to cook. Bring the whole family to Charlotte’s Place (107 Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan) at 6 PM on February 15th for free Family Friday Pizza & Movie Night. February’s movie is the Academy Award nominated How to Train Your Dragon, about a young Viking named Hiccup who aspires to become a dragon slayer. Once he sets out and captures his first dragon, he finds an unlikely friend and realizes he cannot kill him. After befriending the dragon, whom he dubs Toothless, they go along a journey that changes their view of the world forever. The film stars the voices of Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, and Jonah Hill. Charlotte’s Place is a free space in Lower Manhattan. Open to everyone, it is supported and operated by Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal parish in the city of New York. For upcoming events, visit http://www.trinitywallstreet.org/calendar, or check the Charlotte’s Place Facebook and Twitter pages.

Good Folk Presents Lovers Rock: A Post Valentine's Day Sade Love Fest - Joe's Pub
February 15, 2013 - New York

Good Folk - a seasonal artistic collaboration. The Artists involved are powerful, and brilliant. Each person is planted in the present with a knowledge of where they came from. Each person carries that line with them, changes it and spring it forward. Enjoy this conversation between three unique voices that some how move together in the world. Lovers Rock will feature Ganessa James, Allison Miller, KimberlyNichole, Alex Nolan, Morley, Toshi Reagon, Jason Walker, Lyris Hung, Sur Hadjopoulos and Sun Singleton Band.

Spirit of New York Valentine Weekend Dining Cruises - Spirit of New York
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

Make a romantic memory aboard the vibrant and festive Spirit and treat the one you love to a bountiful buffet, engaging DJ entertainment, dancing and strolls beneath the stars. On our warm and cozy climate-controlled decks, this special day will be everything you dreamed of, and more.

Pacific Northwest Ballet - New York City Center
Through February 16, 2013 -

For the first time since 1996, Pacific Northwest Ballet's full company returns to New York and City Center, under the direction of artistic director Peter Boal. Accompanied by Music Director/Principal Conductor Emil de Couand the acclaimed PNB Orchestra, the company will present two programs: A mixed repertoire of blockbuster Balanchine ballets, and Jean-Christophe Maillot's full-length Romeo et Juliette.

TOM MORELLO: The Nightwatchman - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 16, 2013 -

"Troubled times call out for troubled songs," says Tom Morello. In addition to being the guitarist of Rage Against the Machine, Morello is also known as The Nightwatchman, a modern-day troubadour and musical activist using his voice and instrument to stand up for a better world at Occupy Wall Street protests, at many union rallies, and on critically acclaimed albums like World Wide Rebel Songs.

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 16, 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 16, 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.

Rigoletto - Metropolitan Opera
February 16, 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.

Carmen - Metropolitan Opera
February 16, 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.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'Young Sherlock Holmes' - Jacob Burns Film Center
February 16, 2013 - Pleasantville

This incarnation of Sherlock Holmes introduces the detective as a boarding school student, who, with his new friend John Watson (Alan Cox), solves a mystery that involves a series of murders, a hallucinatory and lethal drug, and a dangerous mummification-loving cult. 1985. 109 mins. PG-13.

Woodpeckers - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
February 16, 2013 - Cornwall

Come to the Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center to learn how to identify different woodpecker species and how to attract them to your yard. Then make a batch of Woodpecker food to take home. For adults and children ages 5 and up.

Harlem Globetrotters 2013 'You Write the Rules' World Tour - Prudential Center
February 16, 2013 - Newark

Harlem Globetrotters 2013 'You Write the Rules' World Tour $153.50, $103.50, $59.50, $44.50, $36.50, $27.50, & $20.50 Your family’s smiles will begin before you even get to the show as the Harlem Globetrotters 2013 ’’You Write the Rules’’ World Tour takes kid participation to a whole new level. For the first time ever, fans will decide the rules for the game that could affect the final outcome. Vote for your favorite, craziest rule now at www.harlemglobetrotters.com, then see the winning rules implemented live into Globetrotter basketball. After the game, Globetrotter stars remain on court for autographs and photographs with fans.* Before the game, take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your family where you get to actually spend time on the court with the Globetrotters – shooting, trying out ball tricks, autographs and photos! The unique 30-minute pre-show, “Magic Pass,” will create memories of a lifetime. # This year’s Globetrotters roster features stars such as Big Easy Lofton and Scooter Christensen. They will join many other fan favorites, including, 7-ft 4-in Stretch Middleton and female star TNT Maddox.** * subject to availability ** rosters may vary in each city and are subject to change # All customers must have a game ticket AND Magic Pass for entry. Magic Pass sold separately. Soft/rubber soled shoes must be worn on court.

Harlem Globetrotters 2013 'You Write the Rules' World Tour - Prudential Center
February 16, 2013 - Newark

Your family's smiles will begin before you even get to the show as the Harlem Globetrotters 2013 "You Write the Rules" World Tour takes kid participation to a whole new level. For the first time ever, fans will decide the rules for the game that could affect the final outcome. Vote for your favorite, craziest rule now at harlemglobetrotters.com, then see the winning rules implemented live into Globetrotter basketball. After the game, Globetrotter stars will remain on court for autographs and photographs with fans if time permits. Before the game, spend time on the court with the Globetrotters shooting, trying out ball tricks, and getting autographs and photos. The unique 30-minute pre-show, "Magic Pass," will create memories of a lifetime. This year's Globetrotters roster features stars such as Big Easy Lofton and Scooter Christensen. They will join many other fan favorites, including, 7-ft 4-in Stretch Middleton and female star TNT Maddox. Rosters may vary in each city and are subject to change. All customers must have a game ticket and Magic Pass for entry. Magic Pass sold separately. Soft/rubber soled shoes must be worn on court.

BEAUTY and The BEAST - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
February 16, 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.

Harlem Globetrotters - IZOD Center
February 16, 2013 - East Rutherford

The Harlem Globetrotters 2013 ?You Write the Rules? World Tour takes kid participation to a whole new level. Before arriving, fans can visit harlemglobetrotters.com to vote for their favorite, craziest game rules then see the winning rules implemented at the show. Upon arrival and for an additional fee, audience members can spend time on the court with the Globetrotters ? shooting, trying out ball tricks, getting autographs and photos. After the game, Globetrotter stars remain on court for autographs and photographs with fans.

Sword Dancers Family Performance - Museum of the City of New York
February 16, 2013 - Upper East Side

The 28th annual New York Sword Dance Festival brings an ancient winter celebration to life, with fast-paced "rapper" sword and mysterious long sword dancing. The dancers are linked in a ring by swords as they weave ever more complex figures in this modern display of skill—a New York tradition adapted from English and European customs. Recommended for ages 6 and up. All programs are free with admission and a light snack will be served. Email egoldin@mcny.org for more information. Registration is required.

Pinkalicious - The Showplace at Bellmore Movies
February 16, 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.

Mulan - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
February 16, 2013 - Elmont

Kids will enjoy this fully-costumed, staged version of the Disney cartoon, Mulan. Reserve tickets on line or by phone.

Black History Month Craft - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Village Branch
February 16, 2013 - Haverstraw

Kids ages 4-12 can create a craft in honor of Black History Month. Pre-registration is required.

Nature Story TIme - Tenafly Nature Center
February 16, 2013 - Tenafly

Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of Tenafly Nature Center’s education animals. Kids will learn about the characteristics of the animal as well as their story and how they became part of the Nature Center. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Crafts For Kids - Cupcake Corner
February 16, 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.

Storybook Discovery: The Bird is the Word! - Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden
February 16, 2013 - Flushing

Celebrate National Bird Feeding month in the beautiful sanctuary and garden. Enjoy readings of "Birdsong" by Ellie Sandal (and other bird-themed books)in the museum's parlor with Karyn Mooney, and then head outside to learn how and why Voelker Orth is a bird sanctuary. All participants will create a DIY bird feeder to take home, too!

Storytime: George Washington's Birthday - Barnes & Noble at Palisades Center
February 16, 2013 - West Nyack

From award-winning author Margaret McNamara and New Yorker artist Barry Blitt comes this partly true and completely funny story of George Washington's 7th birthday. In this clever approach to history, young readers will discover some truths and myths about George Washington.

LULU - BB King Blues Club & Grill
February 16, 2013 - New York

Lulu's name is synonymous with rock and a whole lot of soul. She first burst onto the scene in the sixties at the tender age of 15, with the enduring mega-hit Shout. Since then she has topped the charts in every decade (working with everyone from Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash and The Beatles to Elton John, Sting, David Bowie and Paul McCartney) and also become an accomplished actress, in such notable works as the cult classic To Sir With Love and legendary guest appearances on the BBC comedy, Absolutely Fabulous.

Beaded Pouch Craft - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
February 16, 2013 - Glen Cove

Make your own unique felt pouch with glass beads.

Feeling Color with de Kooning - Long Island Children's Museum
February 16, 2013 - Garden City

Red, indigo, violet, tangerine, periwinkle. How many different colors can you imagine? Take a journey where art and poetry come together in a beautiful colorful adventure. Play with the sound, feel, and story of color. Be inspired by art, poetry, and music as you brainstorm what mood you think Willem de Kooning was in when he created some of his abstract paintings. Create a colorful abstract painting using different mediums and shapes that express your feelings for the day.

David Pleasant presents SHOUT, JUBA, and JIVE - Long Island Children's Museum
February 16, 2013 - Garden City

Join David Pleasant for a hands-on music and movement class highlighting the percussion style of Gullah/Geechee, which originated from the Sea Islands off the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina. The workshop will culminate in a percussion orchestra in which kids perform on a variety of instruments.

Saw Mill River Audubon Third Saturday Bird Seed Sale - Pruyn Sanctuary
February 16, 2013 - Chappaqua

The Seed Shed is staffed by volunteers every third Saturday in the winter. Bird seed sales benefit the local conservation work of Saw Mill River Audubon. Seed is also available during the week on Monday/Wednesday/Friday, from 10:30am-3:30pm. Please call or email the office if you are visiting during the week. Bird seed selection and prices are available online at sawmillriveraudubon.org.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour - Maritime Aquarium
February 16, 2013 - Norwalk

Stops include the Aquarium's "fish kitchen," where 18 tons of fish a year is prepared and above the 110,000-gallon Open Ocean tank, where the dorsal fins of 8-foot sand tiger sharks cut through the water's surface. Participants must be at least 10 years old; under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. For reservations call ext. 2206.

Royal Hanneford Circus - Westchester County Center
February 16, 2013 - White Plains

The Royal Hanneford Circus is coming to town for the President's Day Weekend. The show will feature terrific tigers, acrobats, mother and baby elephants, the human cannon ball, ATV daredevils, trapeze stars, and much more! Tickets are available at the Westchester County Center Box Office, at ticketmaster.com, or by calling call 1-800-745-3000.

Snowshoe Trek! - Teatown Lake Reservation
February 16, 2013 - Ossining

Strap on snowshoes and head outdoors to explore a snow-covered trail. For families with children ages 6 and older. Programs fill quickly, so registration is strongly recommended. Call 914-762-2912 x110 to reserve.

Winter Wildlife Wonders - Greenburgh Nature Center
February 16, 2013 - Scaesdale

Join a naturalist in a hands-on approach to explore how animals survive the winter's harsh weather. Visit with live animals and discover the adaptations upon which the animals rely to survive and thrive.

Great Backyard Bird Count - Westmoreland Sanctuary
February 16, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Celebrate winter birds and participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count with Westmoreland staff by observing and counting birds visiting the feeders at the nature center. Inside program. Warm drinks provided. All ages welcome. No RSVP required.

Bird Feeder Construction - Westmoreland Sanctuary
February 16, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Create your own wooden bird feeder to feed your backyard birds. All materials to construct bird feeders are provided. Suitable for ages 6 to adult. RSVP by Feb 15.

Tilles Center Presents 'Romeo and Juliet' Performed by the State Ballet Theatre of Russia - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
February 16, 2013 - Greenvale

Prokofiev's score brings to life Shakespeare's timeless tale of tragic love. Founded in 1961, and now under the artistic direction of Lyudmila Sycheva, this spectacular touring production has thrilled audiences around the world.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
February 16, 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.

Realism in Twentieth-Century American Painting (1991) - Nassau County Museum of Art
February 16, 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.

Family Art Project: A Desert Under Glass - Wave Hill
February 16, 2013 - Bronx

Take a visit to Wave Hill's Cactus and Succulent House and leave winter behind. Spend some time sketching and painting the exotic desert dwellers, then, using sand and paint, make a desert mirage.

Sugaring - Rye Nature Center
February 16, 2013 - Rye

Tap the sap the old-fashioned way. Learn how maple trees produce sap and get a peek at the sugaring process in the Rye Nature Center's own sugar shed. Reservations required.

Create a Grand Central City - New York Transit Museum
February 16, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The 100-year-old Grand Central Terminal a world unto itself: trains below, buildings above, set amidst the maze of midtown Manhattan. Kids of all ages will fashion a Terminal City of our own with trains, tunnels, skyscrapers, roadways, and more.

Playlab Workshop: 3, 2, 1...Happy Chinese New Year! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 16, 2013 - Crown Heights

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers celebrate Chinese New Year with age-appropriate activities.

The Night Sky (Astronomy) - Wolfe's Pond Park
February 16, 2013 - Staten Island

The Urban Park Rangers lead an astronomy program for all ages. Did you know that winter is the best season for viewing meteor showers, phases of the moon, and the planets of the milky way?

Midwinter Recess Family Workshop: The Game-Making Game - Museum of the Moving Image
February 16, 2013 - Astoria

The exhibition Spacewar! Video Games Blast Off looks at the first fifty years of video games. All games, from Tag and Tic Tac Toe to Pac Man and Super Mario Galaxy are actually systems that share common features. In this 45-minute workshop, children learn what makes a game a game -- and what makes a game fun -- by making one, using tokens, die, game chips, and other materials. Materials fee $5, plus admission.

Shrek Forever After - Museum of The Moving Image
February 16, 2013 - Astoria

With the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews. In the fourth and final installment in the series, Shrek (Myers), feeling thoroughly emasculated, entertains the thought of what life would be like without a wife and triplets. He is offered the opportunity to relive a day as a real bachelor ogre, and accepts in a fit of terrible decision-making. Dolby Digital 3-D.

Drop-in Moving Image Studio - Museum of the Moving Image
February 16, 2013 - Astoria

The Museum offers drop-in studio sessions for young visitors ages seven and up. With the assistance of Museum educators, visitors engage in hands-on creative work, making projects ranging from flipbooks and thaumatropes (hand-drawn optical toys) to stop-motion and computer animations and video games. Studio visitors also have the opportunity to see, handle, and explore the inner workings of moving-image technology, such as projectors, film strips and video tape, video game consoles, and more.

Birding: Winter Birds - Fort Greene Park
February 16, 2013 - Brooklyn

Observe the birds of winter at one of Brooklyn's most historic and beautiful parks.

Saturday Family Programs: Bop Goes the Weasel - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 16, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Children enjoy an introduction to jazz with vocalist Christiana Drapkin and her trio. They will be performing some standards in an accessible way that makes it easy for children to catch the melody, move with the rhythm, tap their feet, and snap their fingers.

The Not-Its! - Symphony Space
February 16, 2013 - Upper West Side

With an out-of-this-world sound evoking both The Go-Go's and 90s power-punk, Seattle's The Not-Its! mix crunchy guitars and smooth, four-part harmonies for a show full of perfectly crafted pop gems about every-day kid stuff from the first day of school to taking a bath. The concert celebrates the release of their latest CD, KidQuake! For more information, visit wearethenot-its.com.

Winter Creature Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
February 16, 2013 - Norwalk

These cruises seek out the harbor seals, gray seals and even harp seals that have been coming down into the Sound in growing numbers each winter. Educators on board the research vessel Oceanic point out these federally protected marine mammals and talk about their natural histories. They'll also help identify such winter waterfowl as buffleheads, mergansers and Old Squaws. Bring binoculars and plenty of warm clothes. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Space is limited so advance reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-up tickets will be sold, space permitting. The cruises depart from the dock outside the Aquarium's IMAX movie theater. For reservations or more details, call ext. 2206.

Paul Pinto's Anyone's Story - Roulette
February 16, 2013 - Boerum Hill

Young singers will get the chance to create their own lyrics and harmonize with each other in this workshop and performance of Paul Pinto's music for amateur chorus and headphones. Participation requires downloading some music, so visit the Roulette website for details.

Nintendo Wii Night - The Moxie Spot
February 16, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Play a little Mario Kart, Wii Sports, or Just Dance.

Watson Adventures’ Naked at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 16, 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 16, 2013 - New York

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’ Naked Brooklyn Scavenger Hunt - Brooklyn Museum of Art
February 16, 2013 - Brooklyn

Join Watson Adventures on a unique, nudity-infused scavenger hunt for adults! Go in pursuit of nudes at the amazing Brooklyn Museum, starring Nefertiti, Venus, Rodin, Balzac and molasses. Along the way, you’ll explore Ancient Egypt (and musicians playing an unusual instrument), African fertility objects, voluptuous Hindu goddesses, impish Impressionists and a naked dog whisperer in a Jazz Age den. 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’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 16, 2013 - New

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 16, 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.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
February 16, 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 16, 2013 - Chelsea

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

Film Screening: Dog Jack - Fairfield Museum and History Center
February 16, 2013 - Fairfield

"Dog Jack" is a stunning and captivating family film about Jed, an escaped slave boy and his faithful dog who join the Union Army. Determined to free his mother and sister, he joins the Pennsylvania 102nd Volunteers with his dog Jack and overcomes his tremendous fear of confronting his former captors. Rated PG-13 for some violence.

The Curtis Fuller Quintet - Brooklyn Conservatory Concert Hall
February 16, 2013 - Park Slope

Fuller is one of modern jazz's most important trombonists, and his work as a leader and sideman (playing and recording with Coltrane and Blakey) have earned him the right to be considered a true giant of jazz.

Valentine's Day Cruises - World Yacht
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

World Yacht will be offering two different Valentine's Day packages, for couples looking for more than just a romantic dinner on February 14, 15 & 16. The Sweetheart Package ($99/person) includes a 3-hour cruise, 4-course dinner, a DJ providing entertainment, and a single rose for all couples. The Romance Package ($139/person) includes the above plus a live band, champagne toast, and Godiva chocolates. To purchase tickets, visit www.worldyacht.com or call 212-630-8100.

Eagles Tribute with Desert Highway - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
February 16, 2013 - Dix Hills

Dress-up Theme Party - The Dolphin Bookshop and Cafe
February 16, 2013 - Port Washington

Kids get the opportunity to dress up and have fun at this party which features varied themes.

Disney's Mulan - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
February 16, 2013 - Elmont

Travel back to the legendary days of ancient China with this action-packed stage adaptation of misfit Mulan and her mischievous sidekick Mushu.

PINKALICIOUS - John W. Engeman Theater
February 16, 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.

Freckleface Strawberry - Broadhollow' s BayWay Arts Cemter
February 16, 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?

Presidents in Residence! February School - DiMenna Children's Histtory Museum at New-York Historical Society
February 16, 2013 - Upper West Side

Families explore, learn, and compete together in these presidential family programs. They will search for presidential clues on the whole-museum scavenger hunt, create an election slogan to print onto their own election button, and take part in the family Presidents' quiz, with questions for children, teens, and adults. Prizes for participation and for winning.

Family Films Series: 'The Princess Bride' - Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
February 16, 2013 - Upper West Side

The Film Society of Lincoln Center shows "The Princess Bride" (1987; 98 minutes; rated PG) as part of their Family Films Series.

The Surprising & Wonderful Things We Can Learn about Ourselves from Architecture - Aesthetic Realism Foundation
February 16, 2013 - SoHo

Architect Anthony Romeo conducts this class, with interactive demonstrations of architecture for kids.

Family Tour and Workshop: Gutai: Splendid Playground - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
February 16, 2013 - Upper East Side

In conjunction with the special exhibition Gutai: Splendid Playground, artists Matsutani Takesada and Horio Sadaharu engage families in creating Gutai-inspired art. Galleries of the exhibition will be open for families to visit and a participatory and experimental art-making workshop will take place.

MAD Family Fun Day - Museum of Arts and Design
February 16, 2013 - Midtown

Inspired by the exhibition The Art of Scent, MAD and the International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) Smell Lab host an engaging, interactive, hands-on education experience designed to illuminate on the science of olfaction, the complexity of scents, and the art of perfumery as you create your own personal fragrance. The IFF Smell Lab Create your own unique fragrance from scratch. Learn how to smell and to blend top, middle and bottom notes to create your own special fragrance. Perfume is a mixture of fragrant notes: the notes develop over time from the top to the middle to the bottom. The top notes form the first impression; middle notes are the heart of the perfume; bottom notes are the foundation. To create your personal scent, first smell and choose top, middle and bottom notes. Then spray and mix by layering the notes. Mix the ingredients. Name your personal scent. Voila! Enjoy! Suitable for all ages. Pick up your time badge in the lobby of the museum, explore the galleries and the social media space before or after your experience in the IFF Smell Lab.

Family Adventures: Great Grandma�s Kitchen - Connetquot River State Park Preserve
February 16, 2013 - Oakdale

Discover what it was like to work in a late 1800s kitchen with hands-on demonstrations of �modern� gadgets like swizzle sticks and cherry stoners. Call for reservations.

Fractured Fables Puppet Theatre - Bank Street Bookstore
February 16, 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.

Sea Lion Kiss - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
February 16, 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 16, 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.

Winter Family Scavenger Hunt - Sherwood Jayne Farm
February 16, 2013 - East Setauket

Get your thinking caps on. By using the clues provided, you'll head out onto the Environmental Center trails and try to fill in the blanks with nature.

Pinocchio - Carriage House Theater at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
February 16, 2013 - Centerport

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

Cool Crustaceans for Preschoolers - Sport Fishing Education Center
February 16, 2013 - Babylon

Spend some time with your preschooler and some cool crustaceans to learn about these crawling creatures of the sea. Make a craft to take home. Space is limited. Registration is required.

Pre Intermediate Tango - Pearl Studio
February 16, 2013 - New York

Pre-registration is necessary New York City’s Premiere Tango School presents a workshop specially designed to elevate beginner level students to confident intermediate level dancers. Strictly Tango NYC’s Pre-Intermediate Tango Boot Camp will teach you the poise, precision, and playfulness you need to dance tango confidently with any partner at any class or milonga. If you are looking to bridge the gap between basic figures and advanced creativity, Strictly Tango NYC’s Pre-Intermediate Tango Boot Camp is a fantastic learning experience that will open many doors for you and your dancing. PRE – REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY No partner needed Beginners Level 1 and 2 or Tango for Fast Learners is required Coordination, balance and memory is required. Leather soled shoes are required. Program • Medio Molinete (Half Turns) • Molinetes to the right and to the left with combination of: • Entradas • Sacadas • Ganchos • Boleos • Enrosques • Espirales • Quebradas • Basic Embellishments and decorations 3 hour workshop $90 in advance $105 at the door

ARTY Gras - Children's Museum of the Arts
February 16, 2013 - SoHo

Celebrate CMA's 3rd Annual Arty Gras by creating your own masks, noisemakers, and costumes. Then show off your newly designed costumes in a festive parade.

'The Mark of Zorro' - The New Victory Theater
February 16, 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 16, 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.

Medieval Arts Children's Workshop - The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
February 16, 2013 - Upper West Side

In this signature workshop, children carve a block of limestone, create medieval illuminated letters, design gargoyles, weave, and more. Call for reservations and more information.

Super Sabado: Carnival! - El Museo del Barrio
February 16, 2013 - Harlem

Grab your familia and come celebrate this jubilant tradition with music, costumes, dance workshops, and fun art-making activities for all ages.

Valentine's Sweetheart's Sugartooth Tour - Sugartooth Tours
Through February 16, 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.

Great BackYard Bird Count - Queens Botanical Garden
February 16, 2013 - Flushing

Join QBG staffer Shari Romar in this annual bird counting event. Our results will be added to those submitted from around the world. Bring your binoculars and meet in the Visitor & Administration Building lobby. For more information, or to register, email sromar@queensbotanical.org . To learn more about The Great Backyard Bird Count, visit http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc.

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.

Marc Anthony - Barclays Center
Through February 16, 2013 - Brooklyn

The five-time Grammy and Latin Grammy award winner continues his tremendous streak of accomplishments and great performances with a special Valentine's Day weekend of concerts in Brooklyn.

Chinese Ink Brush Painting Workshop - Children's Museum of Manhattan
February 16, 2013 - Upper West Side

New York Chinese Cultural Center presents the Chinese Ink Brush Painting workshop and young Chinese dancers performing in traditional costumes, taking place at Children's Museum of Manhattan. This program allows young children and family the up close and personal experience with Chinese crafts and folk arts. Registration for the workshop is one hour before each program and tickets for performance are distributed beginning one hour before each performance. Both events are free with admission.

Lunar New Year Lantern-Making Workshop - Queens Botanical Garden
February 16, 2013 - Flushing

Celebrate Lunar New Year! Join QBG for a festive afternoon workshop following the annual Flushing Lunar New Year Parade. Create and decorate traditional Chinese paper lanterns in various symbolic colors. Each lantern's color symbolizes a different wish for a happy New Year -- participants will choose the color that expresses their wish and decorate a lantern to bring home and celebrate. (NOTE: The Parking Garden will be open for this event; $5 per vehicle.)

Flamenco Vivo - Queens Theatre
February 16, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy one of the nation's premiere Spanish dance companies and their fiery passion of Flamenco.

KARRIERE – The Crazy and Shady career of Miss Erna - in German language - HERE Arts Center
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

Premiere at the HERE in New York City: A fulminant solo theatre evening in German language - A woman makes her career – but more accidentally than intentionally. Erna, a girl from the countryside, with meagre perspectives but a fine sense for people and possibilities, ends up spinning the big wheel of politics and economy. Unplanned and unexpected, she climbs the ladder to the top. Mercedes Echerer is Erna. And she is all of the 31 men and women that Erna encounters along her adventurous path. A fulminant solo evening full of laughter and contemplation and a crazy story all over Europe.

Pearls of Wisdom - Elders Who Tell Personal Stories - People's Voice Cafe
February 16, 2013 - New York

The Pearls of Wisdom are a touring ensemble of elder storytellers led by artistic director, Thelma Ruffin Thomas from Elders Share the Arts. In richly told presentations, the Pearls tell stories that illuminate their individual pasts and our collective histories. Their lively, spirited, interactive, and authentic presentations continue the tradition of elder folk art stories and inspire listeners to share stories of their own.

Yo La Tengo - The Town Hall
February 16, 2013 - New York

Yo La Tengo is one of the most beloved and respected bands in America. For nearly thirty years, Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew have enjoyed success entirely on their own terms -- travelling the world, dominating critics lists, doing a Simpsons theme, playing the Velvet Underground in I Shot Andy Warhol, even creating a holiday tradition onto themselves with their yearly series of Hanukkah shows at Hoboken, New Jersey's legendary club Maxwell's.

Neely's Valentine's Weekend Dinner - Neely's Barbecue Parlor
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

If you and your sweetheart love feasting on Southern fare, head to Neely's Barbecue Parlor on the Upper East Side, which will serve shareable barbecue platters for two ($79 including complimentary glasses of champagne, add $20 for a pitcher of house wine or Neely’s signature sangria) from Thursday February 14th through Saturday, February 16th from 4 pm to 11 pm. Hold court in the festive restaurant, which is laid out like a gorgeous Southern home, and go to town on Applewood Smoked Chicken Wings, Memphis-style Ribs, BBQ Shrimp, Fried Catfish and sides like Pinto Beans with burnt ends. There’s even Romance in a Bowl – a refreshing salad featuring baby spinach, strawberries, brie, sugared almonds and lime poppy dressing. And for the grand finale of this Valentine’s Day dinner, grab your sweetheart by the hand and head into Neely’s Valentine’s Day Dessert Room: Choose from decadent treats like luscious Red Velvet Cake with cream cheese icing, Pecan Pie, Key Lime Lemon Bars, Cookies, Brownies, Cupcakes and more. And for couples who prefer to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic evening at home, Neely’s Barbecue Platter for Two, which includes Red Velvet Cake or Cheesecake for dessert, is also available to go ($79).

HLB Nightclub at Highline Ballroom - Highline Ballroom
February 16, 2013 - Manhattan

Bois Valentines Ball - Pacha NYC
February 16, 2013 - New York

Pacha NYC & RPM present... BORIS The Valentines Ball GET TICKETS http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2013-02/16/pacha-nyc-rpm-present-boris Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500

Maroon 5 - Madison Square Garden
February 16, 2013 - Midtown

In support of their latest album, Maroon 5 will bring the Overexposed Tour to the World Famous Madison Square Garden.

Song Zuying Concert Tour 2013 - Radio City Music Hall
February 16, 2013 - New York

Ms. Song Zuying, the acclaimed Chinese soprano widely considered the "Reigning Queen" of Chinese folk songs, is embarking on a concert tour of the United States this coming February. Her New York concert will feature the American Symphony Orchestra. As a part of the "Cultures of China, Festival of Spring" annual event, she'll help bring the joy of the Lunar New Year to the New York audience.

The 70's Soul Jam - Beacon Theatre
February 16, 2013 - New York

Featuring The Stylistics, Emotions, Chi Lites, Manhattans, Blue Magic, and Cuba Gooding Sr.

Patti LuPone - 54 Below
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

54 Below welcomes back "our girl singer," two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone. This February, join Patti for a rare NY performance of her critically acclaimed show, Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda ?.. played that part. She'll perform songs from roles she coulda played, woulda played, if someone had just asked her or shoulda played, except she's not a boy. Patti will sing treasures from such classic Broadway musicals as Hair, Bye Bye Birdie, Funny Girl, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate and Peter Pan. Sondheim will be sprinkled in as well as some surprises you'd never expect her to sing because she'd never be cast in the part. Whether she's belting out those pesky high D's in Evita or caressing us with a love song, an evening at 54 Below with Patti is an experience never to be forgotten.

President's Day Weekend With 'Historic' Cheese Carving - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

This President's Day weekend, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square is offering guests a "taste of history" as master cheese carver Sarah Kaufmann recreates "Mount Rushmore" into "Mount Ripley's" with 160 pounds of cheddar cheese, supplied by Cabot, the Vermont-based cheese producer, during a two-day cheese-sculpting demonstration. Guests can watch while Sarah crafts a six-foot-long wacky replica of the historic national monument of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln begins on Friday, February 15 from 10am to 6pm. The event will resume on Saturday, February 16 from 10am to 2pm. Guests will also have the opportunity to sample an assortment of Cabot cheeses during the two-day event.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Kicks-Off President's Day Weekend With 'Historic' Cheese Carving - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
February 16, 2013 - Times Square

Master cheese carver Sarah Kaufmann will recreate "Mount Rushmore" into "Mount Ripley's" with 160 pounds of cheddar cheese, supplied by Cabot, the Vermont-based cheese producer, during a two-day cheese-sculpting demonstration on Feb. 15 and 16. Guests can watch while Sarah crafts a six foot long wacky replica of the historic national monument of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln begins on Friday from 10am to 6pm. The event will resume on Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Guests will also have the opportunity to sample an assortment of Cabot cheeses during the two-day event. For more information on Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square and/or the cheese carving event, visit ripleysnewyork.com or call 212-398-3133.

Lunar New Year Celebration - Florentine School of Music, Art & Academics
February 16, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

Celebrate the Lunar New Year and Spring 2013 at the Florentine School. Join the free Yamaha music class preview lessons for children ages 3-8 and sample the Chinese Brush Painting and Mandarin classes for kids and adults alike. RSVP required at florentineschool.com or 212-625-8338.

Learn to Juggle Couples Class - CAP 21 5th Floor
February 16, 2013 - New York

This class is guaranteed to make you laugh and is super fun to do as a couple. It's also great for your body and brain - Match.com named learning to juggle as the #1 health conscious date idea. Juggling is easier than you might think. No experience is necessary and equipment is provided for class use. Each couple will also receive one set of professional juggling balls and one set of juggling scarves. Register at jugglefit.com/events

MAD Family Fun Day - Museum of Arts & Design
February 16, 2013 - New York

Join MAD for a day filled with fun, laughter, and art at MAD's Family Fun Day. Inspired by their exhibition, The Art of Scent, join MAD and the International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) Smell Lab in an engaging, interactive, hands-on education experience designed to illuminate on the science of olfaction, the complexity of scents, and the art of perfumery as you create your own personal fragrance.

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.

We Are The Wilderness - Lit Lounge
February 16, 2013 - New York

Happy Violentine's Day Concert at Lit Lounge! The tunes start at 9pm and go well into the night! Come out for some fun and help support local bands! Also playing: Dad Brother - The Divorce - Nude Dudes.

Frank Dain Sings 'The Magic of Mathis' - Don't Tell Mama
February 16, 2013 - New York

Frank Dain will reprise The Magic of Mathis with one performance at Don’t Tell Mama on February 16. This tribute to one of the most romantic singers of all time was recently nominated for a Broadway World Award in Best Tribute Show category. Dain brings fresh interpretations to such Johnny Mathis signature tunes as “Chances Are,” “It’s Not for Me to Say,” “Wild Is the Wind,” “Misty” and “The Twelfth of Never. ” “Dain put his smooth, lyric baritone to good use last month in The Magic of Mathis. Filled with charming and witty patter, the show struck the perfect balance between homage and biography. 4 Stars!” David Hurst, NEXT MAGAZINE Contributing creative arrangements is Dain's longtime collaborator, Musical Director Kathleen Landis. Please note: Don't Tell Mama Cabaret is a CASH ONLY club. Call: 212.757.0788 for reservations or visit: www.donttellmamanyc.com

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.

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Kick Off 2013 "Kids Week" - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
February 16, 2013 - New York

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey will kick off the annual "Kids Week" celebration on with special performances at 1 and 3pm at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

Chocolate and Wine Tasting - Hornblower Cruises and Events
February 16, 2013 - New York

Come aboard Hornblower Hybrid as they join their West Village partners, Jacques Torres Chocolate and City Winery, in offering a Chocolate & Wine Tasting. Enjoy a night of hors d'oeuvres and the best chocolate and wine that New York has to offer. Mr. Chocolate himself, Jacques Torres, will tell you all about his chocolate and the Wine Captain from City Winery will explain why the aromas and flavors of their wine compliment the chocolate.

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.

Stefon Harris and Blackout - Miller Theatre
February 16, 2013 - New York

Led by classically trained and forward-thinking vibraphonist Stefon Harris, Blackout is a collaborative outfit of brilliant musicians from a variety of backgrounds, all of whom contribute to both the performance and composition of original works.

If I Can't Have You then, Nobody Can - The Producers Club
February 16, 2013 - New York

When a man who worked hard to put his past behind him is suddenly confronted by a figure from his old life, it throws his newly stable existence into turmoil, in the domestic drama If I Can't Have You, Then Nobody Can. Dorian is happily married and a solid member of the community when trouble shows up on his doorstep in the person of an old flame. And she's determined to rekindle the relationship, no matter who gets burned in the process.

Tracks and Scat - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
February 16, 2013 - Broad Channel

Enjoy an introduction to animal tracks and signs with other Junior Rangers. Learn how to identify evidence of animals through a hike and activities. For ages 8 and up. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.

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.

Presidents' Day - Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
February 16, 2013 - Yonkers

Presidents George Washington and Franklin Delano Roosevelt both visited Philipse Manor Hall, and this President's Day, you can do the same! The program will include presidential quizzes, a scavenger hunt, mock election, and hourly storytimes. Visitors also will have a chance to make their own set of George Washington's famous false teeth, and create presidential bookmarks. All activities for the day are included in the cost of museum admission. For information or questions, call Philipse Manor Hall's Public Programs coordinator at 914-965-4027 x102.

Free Kids Cooking Class - White Plains Whole Foods Market
February 16, 2013 - White Plains

The Veggiecation Program and select Whole Foods Market locations are getting kids in the kitchen! Together with a Veggiecation instructor, kids will help prepare a Sweetheart Smoothie and a Teriyaki Celery Stirfry. Kids will be invited to learn basic nutrition facts while they prepare Veggiecation's own recipes. They will sample the culinary creations, experience vegetables in their raw form, and cast their votes on how they liked the recipes. Kids will take home complimentary character coloring pages, recipes, and stickers. Please visit www.veggiecation.com for more information!

Meet BeeZe the Bobcat - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
February 16, 2013 - Bridgeport

Meet our newest cat ambassador, learn about one of Connecticut’s top predators, and how Zoo staff has trained and worked with BeeZe to prepare him for public presentations and fun activities like painting. Kids, 6 and up, can create their own “animal” painting using rubber footprint stamps from some of our Zoo animals. After the program, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate by the fire. $10 for adults, $15 for kids 6 and up, program not recommended for kids under 6 years old. Registration required. To register, call 203-394-6563. Program attendees receive ½ off kid’s Zoo admission with regular paid adult admission day of program only.

Black, White & Evergreen Ball - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
February 16, 2013 -

Linnaen Libation League (LLL's) 2013's winter soiree, the Black, White, and Evergreen Ball, is inspired by Truman Capote's famous 1966 Black and White Ball at another New York institution, the Plaza Hotel. Guests are encouraged to arrive clad in black-and-white fashions evocative of the 1960s—or another era. VIP ticketholders will enter BBG's new glass-walled Visitor Center for a flute of prosecco, courtesy of Regal Wine Imports, and a tour of the award-winning building before promenading through the Garden to the renowned Palm House—aglow with hundreds of white lights. Guests will select a black-and-white mask as the ball gets under way, and then pick up a traditional 1960s cocktail—featuring the Botanist gin, handcrafted by Bruichladdich. Hors d'oeuvres and light bites reminiscent of the era will be served and a photo booth with brightly colored props set up for guests to enjoy, against the sonic backdrop of a swinging '60s playlist from Handpicked Music. At 8:30 p.m., a special guest will offer homage to the great Capote and his iconic literary landscape of New York City. Soon after, a black-and-white dessert bar featuring historic Brooklyn chocolatier JoMart Chocolate's confections and dark chocolate ice cream sandwiches from Melt Bakery will continue the merriment to the last bite.

Joe Matarese - Gotham Comedy Club
Through February 16, 2013 - New York

Joe's talent for turning real life struggles into comedic gems quickly landed him appearances on the most sought after TV and radio shows including Chelsea Lately (which he is a regular on), The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central Presents (his very own 1/2 hour special), Comedy.TV, The Howard Stern Show and Breuer Unleashed on Sirius Satellite Radio, Howard On Demand, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, and Comedy Central's Premium Blend. You may also recognize him from Bravo's reality series Better Half where he teaches his wife to perform standup and she brings home the $20,000 prize. Joe has also hit the stage four times at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival, leading to two development deals with major television networks

Angelina Ballerina The Musical - Emelin Theatre
February 16, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Angelina and her friends - Alice, Gracie, AZ, Viki, and even their teacher, Ms. Mimi - are all aflutter because a famous visitor is coming to Camembert Academy! They will perform all types of dance, including hip-hop, modern, the Irish jig and, of course, ballet. Angelina is the most excited of all, but will she get the starring moment she hopes for? Based on the animated series, "Angelina Ballerina, The Next Steps" on PBS KIDS and the best-selling book, this family-friendly show will have the entire audience dancing. A Vital Theatre Company production. For ages 3 and older.

Future Day! - The JCC In Manhattan
February 16, 2013 - New York

WHO: Current Events Discussion Group: Schmooze on the News with Gia Pace; 20's & 30's Volunteer Corp; Adventure Workshop with Shawn Shafner; Performing Arts Workshop with Rebeca Diaz; Alluring Androids and Robots in Film, Photography and Art Lecture; Mainstages Storybook Theater: Castle on Hester Street - Meet a friend from the future who shares the story of how his family arrived to New York City generations ago.; Mainstages Presents: A Journey into the Future Workshop - What will the world look like in 30 years?; What’s Jewish Got to do With the Future? Lecture; Adult Recycled Crafts: Upcycled Cork Trivet; Traditional Texts - What do the Torah and Talmud tell us about the Future?; George Washington University Sirens A Capella Concert: 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 16, 2013, 2:00pm-5:00pm (until March 23rd) WHERE: The JCC In Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 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 or join our Facebook page for updated information https://www.facebook.com/pages/RR-Shabbat-at-The-JCC-in-Manhattan/193553367387562

Bizarre Love Triangle Fest: Tribute to Depeche Mode, the Smiths, The Cure and New Order, w/ a live performance by The Engagements and DJ Shred & DJ Ash - Le Poisson Rouge
February 16, 2013 - New York

Two days after Valentine's day, DM-NY fanclub celebrates love with the music of the four legendary New Wave bands – Depeche Mode, the Cure, The Smiths and New Order. To make it even sweeter the night will begin with live performance from the fantastic Wedding Cover Band The Engagements. Following the performance, DJ Shred and DJ ash will spin the best of the four bands and more all through the night. This is a general admission, standing event.

Queens Mocha Moms Membership Meeting - St. David's Church
February 16, 2013 - Cambria Heights

Queens Moms of color may enjoy a time of fellowship and sharing with other moms. These meetings are open to members and prospective members. This months' meeting will feature a special Black History Program for children.

'My Mom is Trying To Ruin My Life' - WorkShop Theater Company
February 16, 2013 - Midtown

"My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life" is a hilarious new family musical for kids and their embarrassing parents. Based on the popular children's book with music by the team that brought you beloved songs from Between the Lions and Sesame Street. For ages 6 and older. Here is the press release: If Emma's mom is so great, why is she trying to ruin her daughter's life? She talks too loudly, worries about everything, and kisses Emma in front of her friends. It wouldn't be that bad if she just gave her one kiss on top of her head, but no, she kisses Emma all over her face. Can Emma stop her mom before she ruins the rest of her life? Based on the acclaimed Simon & Schuster picture book by Kate Feiffer, "My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life" is a hilarious new family musical for kids and their embarrassing parents. Cast: Michael Bernardi* Maddie Glass Andrew Hubacher* Kayla King Claire Kwon Noah Marlowe* Shelly McPherson* Sydney Ryan Robles Madisyn Shipman* Garielle Smith-Goldson Ryan Bauer Walsh* Lauren Weintraub* Ashton Woerz* The cast includes actors from Disney's Mary Poppins, Priscila Queen of the Desert, Enron, and the National Tours of Billy Elliot, A Christmas Story The Musical, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and features a score by an Emmy award winning music team. Director: Debbi Katz Choreographer: Danyelle Demchock Book: Kate Feiffer & MJ Bruder-Munafo Music: Paul Jacobs Lyrics: Sarah Durkee Associate Producer: Evan Bernardin Assistant Associate Producer: Eddie Antar Illustration by Diane Goode used by permission of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Asian New Year Celebration - Beardsley Zoo
February 16, 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.

The Meat House of Roslyn's One-Year Anniversary - The Meat House
February 16, 2013 - Roslyn

The Meat House of Roslyn will kick off its One-Year Anniversary celebration with an appearance by All-Time Fan Favorite and NY Mets Hall of Famer Mookie Wilson. The former centerfielder will be manning the grill and meeting fans. To commemorate his role in the 1986 World Series, customers who spend $86 or more will receive an autographed baseball.

Family Affair: All About You and Me - Bronx Museum of the Arts
February 16, 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.

Lego(R) Fest - Larchmont Public Library
Through February 16, 2013 - Larchmont

Come explore a world created out of LEGOS®! This 300 square foot display will entertain people of all ages! Along with the display will be ‘Seek and Find’ challenges and a variety of premium LEGO® sets for raffle. LegoFest is a fundraiser for the Larchmont Public Library. It is sponsored by: BlocStudio Design+Construction, Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s, Rolling Stone Masonry, The Lazy Gardener and Beacon Hill Technology Solutions. LEGO, the LEGO logo, DUPLO, the DUPLO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2013 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.

Candybox Burlesque - Le Poisson Rouge
February 16, 2013 - New York

Produced by Burlesque Bikini Bootcamp & Back Door Burlesque. The Pink Chardonnays are New York's top Neo Burlesque Troupe! This Saturday Valentines Show is luscious and sweet & a little dirty thanks to our host SWEETIE! Beautiful classic & neo burlesque performances by some of New York's top burlesque performers. This love themed show makes for a great date night or a fabulous fun night out with friends you will love the cabaret experience at Le Poisson Rouge…drinks & dinner available if you desire.

Family Affair: All About You & ME - Bronx Museum of the Arts
February 16, 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". Family Affair is free for children 12 & under with parent(s) or guardian(s).

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence - Joyce Theater
Through February 17, 2013 - New York

Heralded by The New York Times as "a modern dance savior," Ronald K. Brown captures spirituality through a rapturous dance vocabulary that unites movement with song. This season, he and his company take the Joyce stage with two powerful programs. Program A features the world premiere of Torch, a fervent dance in celebration of the late dance enthusiast Beth Young, along with audience favorite Incidents, danced to the music of Aretha Franklin, Wunmi, and The Staple Singers. Order My Steps is also on the program. Program B features the full-length work Walking out the Dark, performed to the infectious music of Sweet Honey in the Rock and Francisco Mora, and Upside Down, featuring the music of Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

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.

The Stamford Symphony: Musical Genius - Stamford Palace Theater
Through February 17, 2013 - Stamford

Listen to Stravinsky, Mendelssohn, Part and Mozart as conducted by Eckart Preu. MusiKids, an interactive education experience for children ages 6–12, takes place before the Sunday concert.

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.

Juilliard Opera presents Donizetti's 'Don Pasquale' - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through February 17, 2013 - New York

Stephen Lord, conductor; James Robinson, director; Juilliard Orchestra Chorus of Juilliard singers. Featuring Jeongcheol Cha as Don Pasquale, Tobias Greenhalgh as Malatesta, Yujoong Kim as Ernesto, Deanna Breiwick as Norina, and Said Pressley as Carlino. Premiered in Paris in 1843, Gaetano Donizetti's collaboration with librettist Giovanni Ruffini Don Pasquale is an operatic comedy hailed as one of the composer's and Italian opera's best-loved masterpieces. Commedia dell'arte archetypes and lighthearted narrative combined with virtuosic bel canto singing define Donizetti's distinctive style and delight audiences of all ages. Tickets $30, available 1/9 at the Juilliard Box Office, by calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500, or online Half-price tickets for students and seniors at the Juilliard Box Office only. February 13 at 8:00 PM; February 15 at 8:00 PM; February 17 at 2:00 PM.

Rachelle Ferrell - The Blue Note
Through February 17, 2013 - New York

Rachelle Ferrell, known all over the world as one of jazz's finest vocalists, makes a rare club appearance at the Blue Note for four nights.

IndieCade East - Museum of Moving Image
Through February 17, 2013 - Astoria

Museum of the Moving Image is partnering with IndieCade, the country's premier festival for independent games—dubbed "the video game industry's Sundance" by the Los Angeles Times—to present the first-ever East Coast edition of the festival. IndieCade East, taking place throughout the Museum from February 15 through 17, 2013, will feature 20 playable IndieCade Official Selection games; presentations from designers, academics, and journalists including Kris Piotrowski (Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP) and Doug Wilson (Johann Sebastien Joust); seminars and workshops for budding game makers led by industry experts; an arcade tournament; a festival-long game jam; and much more.

Words That Paint - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA)
Through February 17, 2013 - Peekskill

WORDS THAT PAINT: THE HUDSON VALLEY SCHOOL IN POETRY AND PROSE HVCCA's exhibition "PEEKSKILL PROJECT V: The New Hudson River School," provides the setting for this unique night of short plays and poems inspired by art from the exhibition. "Words that Paint: The Hudson River School in Poetry and Prose" is a collaborative art experience presented by HVCCA and Director Mara Mills. Writers from throughout the region were invited to visit the exhibition, and then submit short plays or poems inspired by works of art. The resulting works were juried and assembled into this theatrical performance. HVCCA provides the backdrop, performed by professional actors in full view of the artwork that inspired the words. The audience will move through the space as the narrative unfolds, adding a dynamic component. "Words that Paint…" will debut in the evening on Thursday, February 14th at 7pm. There will be three additional performances: matinees on Saturday, February 16th at 2pm and 4pm; Sunday, February 17th at 2pm. The event will last approximately one-and-a-half hours. Audience is limited to 25 per performance. Reserve with credit card or check by calling 914-788-0100 or emailing kellis@hvcca.org.

With Bravery and Distinction Tour Guide Talk - Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum
Through February 17, 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.

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.

President's Weekend - Montauk Lighthouse
Through February 18, 2013 - Montauk

The Montauk Lighthouse Museum and Gift Shop will be open for President's Weekend.

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

Presidents' Day Family Fun - New-York Historical Society
Through February 19, 2013 - New York

Presidents are in residence starting Saturday, February 16 at the New-York Historical Society's DiMenna Children's History Museum. Families explore, learn, and compete together with Presidents' Day-themed programs, including scavenger hunts, an Abraham Lincoln quiz, chocolate-making from the colonial era, storytelling, writing workshops, and more. Visit website for schedule of events.

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.

New York City Opera's Powder Her Face - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through February 23, 2013 - Brooklyn

Inspired by the real-life sex scandal that rocked Britain in the early 60s, English composer Thomas Ades' 1995 chamber opera returns to BAM 15 years after its New York premiere at the BAM Majestic Theater (now the BAM Harvey Theater). In this new production from New York City Opera, director Jay Scheib presents his genre-defying vision, integrating technology and daring physicality to this modern opera that plays off the public's obsession with the tabloid controversy surrounding a series of Polaroid photos of Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, dubbed the "Dirty Duchess." Through the prism of Campbell's life story, and featuring Phillip Hensher's libretto, Powder Her Face explores the intersection of gender, politics, and power.

John Lloyd Young - Cafe Carlyle
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

The Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young makes his Cafe Carlyle debut with his program "My Turn." He will be joined by GLEE music producer Tommy Faragher as his music director with a seven-piece band including Faragher on piano/keyboards, John Putnam on guitar, Paul Socolow on bass, Eric Kalb on drums, Goke Erem on violin, Eddy Malave on viola, and Leigh Stuart on Cello.

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.

On Creating Reality, by Andy Kaufman - Maccarone
Through February 23, 2013 - New York

An extensive collection of ephemera and artifacts from Andy Kaufman's personal and professional life: photographs, correspondence, performance notation, scripts, props and costumes including the original Tony Clifton jacket, record collections, transcendental meditation materials, hand written drafts of his novel "The Huey Williams Story," hundreds of pieces of hate mail he received from women challenging him to wrestle, in addition to numerous personal effects. The exhibition will act as a portrait of an unclassifiable figure in American cultural history whose work has been seminal in the evolution of performance art, new media and relational aesthetics.

Kids Week 2013 - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through February 24, 2013 - New York

Come in from the cold and get in on some unforgettable, educational family fun! Dynamic, interactive exhibits in our Exploreum Hall and a host of fun-filled, hands-on activities from our partners offer something for every member of your family - every day of the week - inside Intrepid during Kids Week 2013. From special guests and activities galore to our spectacular flight simulators and multimedia technology, Kids Week is action packed and filled with excitement.

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.

Sleeping Beauty - New York City Ballet
Through February 24, 2013 - New York

A feast for the eyes and ears and one of New York City Ballet's grandest productions, The Sleeping Beauty is a charming fairytale featuring Martins' enchanting choreography, luxurious sets and costumes, Tschaikovsky's glorious score, and a cast of fanciful characters.

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.

Winter's Aweigh - Mystic Seaport
Through February 24, 2013 - Mystic

Celebrate the season with special children's activities all week long. Outdoor games, candle and toy boat making, story times, horse-and-carriage rides, plus check out all of the maritime exhibits and ships and the 19th century historic village.

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 rrapoport@cmany.org.

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.

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.

Midnight Moment: A Digital Gallery - Digital signs in Times Square; Best Viewing from Duffy Square and/or Military Plaza
Through February 28, 2013 - New York

A dazzling visual valentine will be shared with New Yorkers and visitors to the Crossroads of the World this Valentine’s Day season as part of a synchronized program on over fifteen of the largest digital signs in Times Square. Tracey Emin’s work, I Promise To Love You, premiered just before midnight on February 1st and is playing throughout the month as part of the “Midnight Moment,” a presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. s[edition], the leading platform used by the worlds most recognized artists to distribute art digitally, has been instrumental in working directly with Emin to bring this project to life. As one of Britain's most celebrated contemporary artists, Tracey Emin's moving series of neonworks, I Promise To Love You, is comprised of six written love messages animated especially for the “Midnight Moment.” In this unique moving image, the glowing words—made of neon lights—slowly spell themselves out, as if being written by a ghost or an invisible presence. The gentle electric pulsing of the lettering gradually builds into a powerful potent red, leaving the viewer in no doubt about the power of love. Times Square, famous for its neon lighting displays, is the perfect venue for the premiere for Emin’s animation. The “Midnight Moment” is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night. The program, formerly known as “Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery,” premiered in May 2012 and is organized and supported by the Times Square Advertising Coalition in partnership with Times Square Arts, the public art program for the Times Square Alliance, with additional partners of participating sign holders and artists. Each night, Times Square becomes a digital art gallery through dazzling visuals on select billboards and newsstands. Every show begins at 11:57pm with a "countdown" that signals the start of the 3 minute nightly presentation. Content changes monthly; selected works are announced in the weeks preceding the start of a new show as are the exact signs participating in that month's selection.

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.

Much Ado About Nothing - 133rd Street Arts Center
Through March 02, 2013 - New York

Wednesday & Thursday @ 7:30pm Friday & Saturday @ 8pm Saturday @ 3pm / Sundays @ 5pm $20 discounted tickets are available through January 31st for select performances. Love. War. Conspiracy. Sex. Betrayal. Death. Could all these things truly amount to Nothing? In Shakespeare’s beloved comedy Much Ado About Nothing, Don Pedro and his men return victoriously from war to the house of Leonato, Governor of Messina. Proven in battle, Claudio proposes to Leonato's dutiful daughter Hero, to the dismay of his comrade, Benedick, who wittily battles with the Lady Beatrice on the demerits of love. The stage is set for merry conflict as those who jest at love are caught in a hilarious conspiracy to make them fall in love. Meanwhile a sinister plot brews to unmake Claudio and Hero's nuptials, setting in motion a series of events that challenge loyalties, test character, and examine the fickleness of life and love. Incorporating a vibrant and diverse cast, Snapped Productions deconstructs outdated female archetypes, challenges masculine stereotypes, and advances the classic ideas about male/female relationships, seen here through a modern lens. Much Ado About Nothing is exactly that—the whimsy of human beings taking what should be simple – love – and making it absurdly (and often times, laughably) complex. Gregory Couba directs a cast of 18 including Harpreet Chaggar, Jon Dalin, Jeffrey Delano Davis, Ratnesh Dubey, Ann Gulian, Matt Kelley, Mary-Rose Mack, Norihito Moriya, Keith R. Oliver, Al-nisa Petty, Robby Ramos, Donny Repsher, Jon Adam Ross, Gonçalo Ruivo, Caleb Schaaf, Peter Van Derick, Gary Warchola and Tina Ward.

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.

Usdan 'Duality' Free Student Art Exhibit - The Lobby Gallery
Through March 08, 2013 - New York

Paintings and mixed media by advanced art students from Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the renowned summer arts camp whose alumni include Natalie Portman, Mariah Carey, Olivia Thirlby, Jane Monheit and many others. The teenaged artists have been exhibited at the Heckscher Museum and in Manhattan. Open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM, free to the public. Visit www.usdan.com for more information.

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.

Matthew Pierog - Night Moves - Bernarducci Meisel Gallery
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Valentine - A Gallery Group Exhibition - Bernarducci Meisel Gallery
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Two Transcend: Drawings by J.B. Murray and Melvin Edward Nelson - Cavin-Morris Gallery
Through March 09, 2013 - New York

Luis Garcia-Nerey + KOLLABS - Urban Forest - Cheryl Hazan 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.

My Mom Is Trying to Ruin My Life - The Workshop Theater
Through March 10, 2013 - New York

If Emma’s mom is so great, why is she trying to ruin her daughter’s life? She talks too loudly, worries about everything and kisses Emma in front of her friends. It wouldn’t be that bad if she just gave her one kiss on top of her head, but no, she kisses Emma all over her face. Can Emma stop her mom before she ruins the rest of her life? Based on the acclaimed Simon & Schuster picture book by Kate Feiffer, My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life is a hilarious new family musical for kids and their embarrassing parents. Featuring the music of an Emmy Award winning team, the book of an acclaimed author, and a cast which includes actors from Disney's Mary Poppins, Priscila Queen of the Desert, Enron, and the National Tours of Billy Elliot, A Christmas Story The Musical, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Wonder Instagram Contest - Fairfield Public Library
Through March 10, 2013 - Fairfield

What does "Choose Kindness" mean to you? Show it on Instagram. Snap a photo between now and March 10 that shows an act of kindness and use the hashtag #fplwonder to enter. Contest finalists will be invited to a special reception with the author of the book Wonder. The winning photographer will receive $150. No registration necessary. March is One Book One Town Month in Fairfield. This year's pick is Wonder by R. J. Palacio.

Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through March 10, 2013 - New York

Known for more than a century as the author of the lines "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free . . . ," the poet Emma Lazarus gave voice to the Statue of Liberty and generations of newcomers to America. However, few people know her fascinating story, her Sephardic background, her American roots, and her work for Jewish causes and a Jewish homeland. Learn how Emma Lazarus was inspired to craft an enduring message on exile, refuge, and the promise of America.

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.

Larry Poons - New Paintings - Danese Gallery
Through March 12, 2013 - New York

In this recent body of work, Poons embraces the chromatic worlds of music and color, creating a visual and emotional environment ripe with gesture, raw energy and improvisation.

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.

Youth Art Showcase - Mills Pond House
Through March 15, 2013 - St. James

The Smithtown Township Arts Council’s Annual Youth Art Showcase opens February 16 at the Mills Pond House Gallery. Highlighting the creativity of young people in Suffolk County, the exhibit includes artwork created by more than 250 students who have used art to express themselves in a wide variety of creative and exciting ways. Gallery visitors will be treated to an eclectic glimpse into the lives these young community members who created their work in a wide variety of media including charcoal, mixed media sculpture, acrylic, graphite, watercolor, ink, digital photography, oil, and ceramic and photography. The exhibit continues through March 15. Public audiences are invited to attend an opening reception Saturday, February 18 from 2-4 pm to view the artwork and meet the exhibiting artists. Admission to the gallery is free. Regular Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 12 pm-4 pm. Closed Feb 18. The Gallery is located at 660 Route 25A, St. James, NY. Parking off Mills Pond Road (directly across from 199 Mills Pond Road). Call 631-862-6575 or visit www.stacarts.org This year’s participating school districts include: Amityville, Bay Shore, Brentwood, Huntington, Kings Park, Lindenhurst, Longwood, Middle Country, Mount Sinai, North Babylon, Northport-East Northport, Patchogue-Medford, Rocky Point, Sachem, Sayville, Smithtown, Three Village, William Floyd

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.

Shinque Smith - Bold as Love - James Cohan Gallery
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of new works, and the artist's debut exhibition at the gallery.

Julio Larraz - Marlborough New York
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Larraz's fourth exhibition in New York since joining the gallery in 2000, with approximately 24 large paintings on canvas and 4 watercolors and pastels on paper.

L.C. Armstrong / Central Park Paintings - Marlborough New York
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Comprised of approximately 12 paintings executed in Armstrong's signature technique of vibrant acrylic paint layered with a thick coat of resin on linen on panel, the exhibition features fantastical landscapes that explore the surprises and whimsies of New York's Central Park.

Christian Vincent: Ear to the Ground - Mike Weiss Gallery
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

A new series of paintings by the Los Angeles-based artist. Ranging in size from an intimate 24" x 20" to an impressive 80" x 115", the series envelops viewers with an insidiously magnetic psychological power.

Stanley Boxer - Spanierman Modern
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Featuring works by the abstract painter (1926-2000).

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.

Tam Van Tran - Leaves of Ore - Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Tran is a multimedia artist known specifically for his sculptural paintings, ceramic objects and installations. The artist uses a mixture of natural materials such as chlorophyll, saffron and beet juice combined with clay, staples, paint and paper on canvas to create his signature three-dimentional wall paintings and sculptures.

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.

Despina Stokou - Derek Eller Gallery
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Retuning Reality - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Group exhibition featuring six artists from across North America who share the common interest of 'tweaking' reality. The featured artists are painters Alex Bierk, Stephanie Buer, Kevin Peterson and Jeff Ramirez, sculptor Richard Haden and mixed media artist Jason A. Maas.

Richard Bloes : Reading Chair for Don Quixote - Feature Inc
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

Work by the "low-tech video installation" artist.

Ragnar Kjartansson - The Visitors - Luhring Augustine
Through March 16, 2013 - New York

This show marks the New York debut of the Icelandic artist's most recent project, The Visitors, a nine-channel video installation based on a musical performance staged in upstate New York at Rokeby Farm.

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.

The Female Form in Sculpture - James Graham & Sons
Through March 22, 2013 - New York

Featuring works by Allan Clark, Oronzio Maldarelli, and others.

Norman Bluhm - James Graham & Sons
Through March 22, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of works by the American Abstract Expressionist painter.

Hope Gangloff - Susan Inglett Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

New paintings by Hope Gangloff in her fifth solo exhibition at the gallery.

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.

Anthony McCall - Face to Face - Sean Kelly Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

Presenting two large-scale installations by the artist: the eponymously titled light-based work from 2013, in gallery one, and Circulation Figures, the recently presented historical work from 1972, in gallery three. This exhibition marks the New York debut of both pieces.

James White - The Black Mirror - Sean Kelly Gallery
Through March 23, 2013 - New York

This exhibition of new paintings by the London-based artist features a selection of White's haunting monochromatic paintings of the banal detritus of daily life, reimagining the still-life tradition through the lens of a contemporary Pop sensibility.

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.

50/50 The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through March 28, 2013 - Hempstead

Pick up Great Art Caper materials while in the Emily Lowe Gallery to enjoy self-guided super-sleuthing. Search for hidden clues in the works in the exhibit 50/50:Celebrating Fifty Years of the Hofstra University Museum and use the clues to complete a message. This program runs through March 28.

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").

Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase: An Homage - Francis M. Naumann Fine Art
Through March 29, 2013 - New York

Included in the homage exhibition will be a number of important historical items relating directly to Duchamp's Nude, such as several examples of the pochoir (stencil-colored reproduction) he made of the painting in 1937. A number of artists have also agreed to create new works relating to Duchamp's work.

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

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.

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 bfsadmissions@gmail.com 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.

Winter 2013: Selected works by Grandma Moses and other American Masters - Hammer Galleries
Through March 31, 2013 - New York

Surrounding: New Paintings by Alex Schuchard - 511 Gallery
Through April 05, 2013 - New York

Thirteen new paintings by Alex Schuchard that explore the duality of abstraction and abstract art.

The Other: Photographs by Tria Giovan, Cig Harvey, Mariette Pathy Allen, and Rebecca Soderholm - 511 Gallery
Through April 05, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of color photographs by four contemporary artists who examine the human subject -- sometimes in portraiture genre; sometimes figure in a landscape -- as the other.

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.

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage - Discovery Times Square
Through April 07, 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.

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.

Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Although World War II is one of the most documented conflicts of the 20th century, western audiences know very little about the Soviet Jewish photojournalists who captured some of the most riveting and powerful images of the war. Such photographers as Evgenii Khaldei, Georgii Zelma, and Dmitrii Baltermants merged documentary photography with avant-garde modernist sensibilities to create works that have had a profound influence on 20th century art and beyond.

Sing, Sign & Play Classes - Cadenza Music Center
Through April 10, 2013 - Flushing

Enhance your baby's communication skills and education via signing. Jacqueline Ciaramella, a former Bayside NYC school teacher will conduct this sign language course. Here is what the research has to say about signing with babies & toddlers: My child can hear...WHY SHOULD I SIGN??? Over 25 years of scientific research shows that hearing babies who sign typically have the following benefits: Earlier communication: babies can produce signs as early as 6 months old--long before their ability to speak develops. • Fewer Temper-tantrums • Less Frustration • Improved confidence • Better adjusted • Average between 8 and 13 point Higher IQ • Larger vocabulary • Tend to speak and read early • Supports Spelling • It can have amazing results for children with speech or communication challenges, as well as other special needs • Helps children link symbols (signs) with concepts (meaning) and the spoken word • Provides another mode of learning (tactile and kinesthetic) • Increased bonding (signing is face-to-face communication) • Clarifies speech (does "Ba" mean baby? bottle? ball? bug? Banana?) • Exposure to a second language: ASL, and an easy bridge to learn other spoken languages • Being able to communicate with your child when verbal communication is difficult or frowned on (either quiet places or noisy places...or from a distance on the playground) • Easier and earlier diagnosis of health problems. One pre-verbal baby kept signing “thirsty” no matter how much she drank. Testing showed that she was diabetic, which they wouldn’t have known until she was very sick had it not been for signing! • Child can express him/herself when too shy or embarrassed to speak • Opportunity to befriend children who use sign to communicate • Provides and alternative means of communication when speech may be difficult, for example, after a tonsillectomy, laryngitis, etc. • Feels like play Classes will meet one hour a week for 8 weeks. The cost is $160 for an 8 week session. These "Sing, Sign & Play" classes are based on the award winning Signing Time® educational videos featured on Public Television and Nick, Jr. These classes are a unique blend of signing education, music & play. This is not a typical mommy and me class! You will be learning a fun, enriching language with your child!Over 25 years of scientific research shows that hearing babies who sign typically have: earlier communication, babies can produce signs as early as 6 months old--long before their ability to speak develops,less frustration and improved confidence. Classes will meet one hour a week for 8 weeks.

Linnaeus Tripe: Views of Burma - Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs
Through April 12, 2013 - New York

Featuring more than 20 salt prints from waxed paper negatives made in 1855. This will be the first time the photographs have been on view in the United States. Highlights in the exhibition include memorable images of pagodas and temples, landscapes, and monumental sculptures of Buddhas and dragons.

Dieter Roth - Bjorn Roth - Hauser & Wirth
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

An exhibition by the German-born Swiss sculptor, painter, printmaker, collagist, poet, diarist, graphic designer, publisher, filmmaker and musician.

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.

Nayland Blake - What Wont Wreng - Matthew Marks Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Blake's newest work is produced with a combination of found and made objects.

Darren Almond - Hemispheres and Continents - Matthew Marks Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Sixteen photographs made between 2002 and 2012 on all seven continents. The photographs 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.

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.

African Penguins - Maritime Aquarium
Through April 21, 2013 - Norwalk

Back for a celebratory but brief encore, a small exhibit of Africa penguins will be on special display for two months. They waddle comically on land but swim gracefully in the water, all while dressed semi-formally in black-and-white attire. And they're not all from the South Pole. African penguins actually are native to temperate South Africa. Come learn more about these birds, whose conservation status is listed as vulnerable. Penguin encounters are are available for an additional fee.

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.

Barings in America - An Interactive Investment Experience - Museum of American Finance
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Barings Bank provided financial backing in the US from the nation's beginning through the industrial revolution. This exhibition explores five of the firm's US investments, some good and some bad. Barings chose to invest in the fledgling government and its industry. Would you have done the same?

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.

Marcel Proust and Swann's Way: 100th Anniversary - Morgan Library & Museum
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time is one of the most influential and ambitious literary works of all time. The Morgan celebrates the 1913 publication of the first of its seven volumes, Swann's Way, with a fascinating selection of the author's notebooks, preliminary drafts, galley-proofs, and other documents from the collection of the Bibliotheque nationale de France. The works on display will provide unique insight into Proust's creative process and the birth of his masterpiece. Also on view will be period postcards with depictions of Illiers, which served as the inspiration for Proust's fictional town Combray, and Paris. Several letters between Proust and his mother, Jeanne, from the Morgan's collection, will be included.

Julie Buffalohead: Let the Show Begin - National Museum of the American Indian
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

Julie Buffalohead (Ponca) uses the iconography of childhood to explore deeper themes of storytelling, motherhood, and identity in this exhibition of her recent paintings. Soft and cuddly toy animals come to life in her work, but this sweet surface disguises the less pretty realities of parenting such as pain and worry. Buffalohead also uses these characters to attack stereotypes about Native people, exposing their artificiality by staging them as a child's game.

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.

Gutai: Splendid Playground - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 08, 2013 - New York

As part of the Guggenheim's Asian Art Program, the museum presents North America's first museum exhibition devoted to Gutai, the most influential artists' collective and artistic movement in postwar Japan and one of the most important international avant-garde movements of the 1950s and 1960s. Organized thematically and chronologically to explore Gutai's inventive approach to materials, process, and performativity, the exhibition explores the group's radical experimentation across a range of media and styles and demonstrates how individual artists pushed the limits of what art could be in a postatomic age. The spectrum of works includes painting, experimental performance and film, indoor and outdoor installation art, sound art, interactive or "playful" art, light art, and Kinetic art. The exhibition comprises some 120 objects by 25 artists on loan from museum and private collections in Japan, the United States, and Europe, and offers new scholarship, especially on so-called late Gutai works that date from 1965 to 1972. Gutai: Splendid Playground is organized by Ming Tiampo, Associate Professor of Art History, Carleton University, Ottawa, and Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. This exhibition is supported in part by The Japan Foundation and the Dedalus Foundation, Inc. The Leadership Committee for Gutai: Splendid Playground is gratefully acknowledged for its support.

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.

Degas, Miss La La, and the Cirque Fernando - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 12, 2013 - New York

For several successive evenings in January 1879, Edgar Degas (1834-1917) attended performances at the Cirque Fernando by one of the most famous circus performers of his time, an aerialist known as Miss La La. For her extraordinary act, Miss La La was slowly hoisted nearly seventy feet into the circus's domed roof, suspended solely from a rope clenched between her teeth. Degas produced a number of studies of the performer and the circus building--drawings, pastels, and an oil sketch--before creating his celebrated painting, Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando. The exhibition brings together for the first time Degas's remarkable painting, on loan from the National Gallery, London, and nearly all of the related preparatory works. Also on view will be images of the Cirque Fernando by Degas's contemporaries, photographs of Miss La La and her troupe, and posters and other printed material.

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.

Piero della Francesca in America - Frick Collection
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

Revered in his own time as a 'monarch' of painting, Piero della Francesca (1411/13-1492) is acknowledged today as a founding figure of the Italian Renaissance. In early 2013, The Frick Collection will present the first monographic exhibition in the United States dedicated to the artist. It brings together seven works by Piero della Francesca, including six panels from the Saint' Agostino altarpiece -- the largest number from this masterwork ever reassembled. They will be joined by the Virgin and Child Enthroned with Attendant Angels, his only intact altarpiece in this country. Piero della Francesca in America is organized by the Frick's Andrew W. Mellon Fellow and guest curator Nathaniel Silver.

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 cathiei@jccrockland.org, 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?

NYC 1993: Experimental, Jet Set, Trash and No Star - New Museum
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

"NYC 1993" looks at art made and exhibited in New York over the course of one year, providing a synchronic panorama in which established artists and emerging figures of the time are presented alongside the work of authors whose influence has since faded from the discussion.

Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery - Museum of Biblical Art
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

The remarkable wealth and breadth of African American artists' interpretations of Biblical stories and traditions in historic and contemporary art is the subject of a loan exhibition investigating the ever-shifting intersections and crossroads of aesthetics and belief. Themes that recur throughout Ashe to Amen include creation, revelation, faith, liberation, and identity.

Reaching Out - American Bible Society and the African American Community - Museum of Biblical Art
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

An exhibit tracing American Bible Society's relationship with the African American community built through Bible publication and distribution.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 27, 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.

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.

NIGHTWATCH: The Art of Greg Mort - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through May 27, 2013 - Stamford

Greg Mort, a Maryland artist with a well-established national reputation, has his eyes firmly in the sky in this selection of original artworks. Mort conveys his awe, respect, and love of nature in his artworks, which can be found at the White House, the Smithsonian Institution and in the collection of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA). February 16 - May 27, 2013.

THE PRINTS OF ETIENNE LEOPOLD TROUVELOT - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through May 27, 2013 - Stamford

Etienne Leopold Trouvelot (1827 ? 1895) had a career as an astronomical artist, after a disastrous career as an entomologist. He introduced the Gypsy Moth to North America accidentally, in 1869. Trouvelot?s exacting details and nuanced shading produced imagery that rivaled even the finest and most technologically advanced photographic images of the time. Today, Trouvelot?s works endure as the most detailed and meticulous illustrations of celestial phenomena ever complied. Included in the exhibition will be images as varied as the Planet Jupiter, The Great Comet of 1881 and the Partial Eclipse of the Moon.

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.

After Photoshop Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 27, 2013 - New York

This installation explores various ways in which artists, including Nancy Burson, Filip Dujardin, Joan Fontcuberta, Beate G�tschow, and others, have used digital technology to alter the photographic image from the 1980s to the present.

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.

Friday Singalong with Jarrod - Greenlight Booksstore
Through May 31, 2013 - Fort Greene

Greenlight offers a weekly singalong/story time event for babies and toddlers each Friday afternoon! Meet in the kids section for 40 minutes of favorite songs and stories for the littlest booklovers, led by Greenlight bookseller Jarrod and his trusty guitar.

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

Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture - National Museum of the American Indian
Through August 11, 2013 - New York

This panel and object exhibition highlights Native people who have been active participants in contemporary music for nearly a century. Musicians like Russell "Big Chief" Moore (Gila River Indian Community), Rita Coolidge (Cherokee), Buffy Sainte-Marie (Cree), and the group Redbone are a few of the Native performing artists who have had successful careers in popular music. Many have been involved in various forms of popular music -- from jazz and blues to folk, country, and rock. Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture tells their stories and histories, and provides visitors the opportunity to hear samples by music greats and discover musicians with whom those exceptional musicians collaborated. Visitors will also learn about artists who inspired the musical greats as well as the contemporary artists they themselves influenced.

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. Through September 28, 2013.

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.

Circle of Dance - National Museum of the American Indian
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

A five-year exhibition that presents Native dance as a vibrant, meaningful, and diverse form of cultural expression. Featuring ten social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas, the exhibition illuminates the significance of each dance and highlights the unique characteristics of its movements and music.

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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