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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN BRONX

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by Directories Editor - Weekly July 3, 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'

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July 03, 2013 -

Math Encounters: The Mathematics of Origami, from Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes - National Museum of Mathematics
July 03, 2013 - Gramercy

Unfold a new appreciation of origami as Robert Lang, one of the world's foremost Origami artists and a pioneer in computational Origami, shows how a theory originally developed for its own sake has led to some surprising, practical applications as well as a whole new genre of art. Lang will be introduced by Vanessa Gould, the filmmaker behind the documentary "Between the Folds." The presentation is geared toward a general audience and would best be enjoyed by participants age 12 and older. Presentations will be held at 4pm and 7pm. For more information or to register, visit mathencounters.org or call 212-542-0566. Presented by the Simons Foundation and the Museum of Mathematics, Math Encounters is a public presentation series that celebrates the spectacular world of mathematics.

Math Encounters: From Flapping Birds to Space Telescopes - National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
July 03, 2013 - New York

What does the ancient Japanese art of paper folding have to do with airbags and space telescopes? How do mathematical techniques facilitate origami designs of mind-blowing complexity and realism? Unfold a new appreciation of origami as Robert Lang, one of the foremost origami artists in the world and a pioneer in computational origami, shows how a theory originally developed for its own sake has led to some surprising practical applications as well as a whole new genre of art. Robert will be introduced by Vanessa Gould, the filmmaker behind the documentary "Between the Folds.

Storytime at MKPL - Mount Kisco Public Library
July 03, 2013 - Mount Kisco

For children ages 18 mos.-5 years with a parent or caregiver.

Smooth Cruise Series - Gerald Albright and Alex Bugnon - Spirit Cruises
July 03, 2013 - New York

For 16 years, the Smooth Jazz Cruises have been a hit. This summer enjoy New York's favorite summer jazz series aboard the Spirit of New York! The Smooth Jazz Cruise has evolved into one of New York's most popular attractions.

Hope Bereavement Support Group - Oceanside Jewish Center
July 03, 2013 - Oceanside

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

MONTHLY JAZZ JAM - Flushing Town Hall
July 03, 2013 - Flushing

Open to professional jazz musicians, graduate students studying jazz, and music educators. Meet new contacts, hone your chops and jam each month with your peers. Open to the general public, first Wednesday each month.

Amateur Night - Soul - Apollo Theater
July 03, 2013 - New York

For more than 77 years, the Apollo Theater has been home to music royalty. The legendary roster includes Gladys Knight, the Empress of Soul; James Brown, Godfather of Soul; Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, and Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul. Tonight, contestants pay homage to these legends by giving performances that are based on the roots of nothin' but soul music.

The Soft Parade: Tribute to The Doors Jim Morrison Memorial Show - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 03, 2013 - New York

The Soft Parade is revered worldwide as the premier Doors tribute show. The group recreates with stunning accuracy the primal, poetic atmosphere of a vintage Doors concert. The Soft Parade has toured 20 countries, been joined onstage by original Doors guitarist Robby Krieger, and has performed hundreds of concerts worldwide. Thanks to its reputation and loyal international following, the band will celebrate its 23rd anniversary in 2013. "The Soft Parade is excellent. Yeah, Joe Russo - terrific. The Soft Parade's great - I think they do an excellent job of recreating 'The Doors experience.' It's great, man ... the Soft Parade is real cool."

Daft Punk Tribute - Highline Ballroom
July 03, 2013 - New York

The DAFT PUNK TRIBUTE: An 8-piece ensemble who reinterpret some of the world's most popular electronic dance music with a horn section, rhythm section, vocals and electronics. Since emerging from Toronto's prestigious Humber College Jazz Program in 2009 they have been melting faces and liquifying dancefloors with sold out shows at the most prestigious clubs and concert halls across Canada.

Fireworks! - Playland Park
July 03, 2013 - Rye

Fireworks every Wednesday and Friday at 9:15pm through August 30.

American Girls - Foley Gallery
Through July 03, 2013 - New York

Ilona Szwarc is an award-winning photographer who lives and works in New York City. Her work examines gender, identity and beauty in the context of American culture.

Val Britton - Cosmology - Foley Gallery
Through July 03, 2013 - New York

Val Britton was born in Livingston, New Jersey. She currently lives and works in San Francisco.

Ugo Rondinone - soul - Gladstone Gallery
Through July 03, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of new sculptures by Ugo Rondinone.

Urban Guerilla Orchestra - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
July 03, 2013 -

Sweet soul music. What could be better than dancing to the best of '60s and '70s R&B and Motown, played by veteran members of some of Philly's hottest soul bands? From James Brown to the Isley Brothers, from Aretha to Stevie, UGO makes beloved hits sound newly minted, with energy and consummate musicianship designed to pack the dance floor.

Rockland Boulders vs. New Jersey Jackals - Boulder Stadium - Provident Bank Park
July 03, 2013 - Pomona

All fans entering the ballpark will receive a pair of 3-D glasses to view the post-game Fireworks Extravaganza spectacular.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
July 03, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Stories, socializing, and rhymes for babies.

Fireworks - Nanuet High School
July 03, 2013 - Nanuet

Clarkstown's annual Independence Day celebrations starts with Motwown, R & B, and pop hits by the FDR Drive Band. Sing, dance, then hang out for fireworks. In case of rain, the concert will be held inside the school's auditorium.

Tai Chi in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
July 03, 2013 - Old Westbury

Tai Chi, a unique form of "moving meditation" calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit. Sessions taught by professional Tai Chi instructor, Linda Cafiero, are designed for all experience levels.

Pop-In Play - Pump It Up of Great Neck
July 03, 2013 - Great Neck

You and your child are invited to come and play on giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables during Pump It Up of Great Neck's Pop-In Play. Promote social development and physical fitness while bouncing, sliding, climbing and jumping. Enjoy meeting other parents and making new friends in a safe, clean, climate controlled environment. Enjoy a Food Option for an additional $3.95 per person which includes a slice of pizza and unlimited drinks. Reservations are required.

Wednesdays in Teardrop Park - Teardrop Park
July 03, 2013 - Battery Park City

Join other school-age children for active lawn games and art projects. Parks Programming Leaders plan games based on their understanding of child development stages, and teach games that encourage a sense of community through cooperative play. Participating children are welcome to suggest games, and Parks Programming Leaders are always prepared to help get the games started with perennial favorites such as Tug of War, Red Light Green Light, Mr. Fox, Asteroids, Wiffle Ball and Four Square. Each week enjoy a different art project. Projects range from group murals and building cities from recycled boxes, to individual clay and wood constructions, masks, capes and mobiles inspired by nature in the park. For children 5 and older. Make new friends! All supplies are provided.

Drop-In Chess - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
July 03, 2013 - Battery Park City

Drop in to play the popular strategy game and get pointers and advice from an expert under the trees in Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, adjacent to the Park House. An experienced and enthusiastic chess instructor leads lessons in the popular strategy game for children and young people ages 5-18 in small groups. Beginners and all ability levels are welcome. Chess instructor Michah Saperstein has been teaching chess to children for 6 years, and has developed a coaching style which emphasizes creativity and imagination in children.

Suzanne Vega: Summer Residency - City Winery
July 03, 2013 - New York

Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world's best-known halls. In performances devoid of outward drama that nevertheless convey deep emotion, Vega sings in a distinctive, clear vibrato-less voice that has been described as "a cool, dry sandpaper- brushed near-whisper" and as "plaintive but disarmingly powerful." Also July 10.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 03, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-5 and their parent or caregivers can hear stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Registration is required.

Stories Songs and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library Association
July 03, 2013 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited for picture book stories, songs, and crafts. Registration is required.

Mother 2 Mother Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health WIC Office
July 03, 2013 - Haverstraw

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

Kensico Dam Music Fest & Fireworks - Kensico Dam Plaza
July 03, 2013 - Valhalla

Enjoy music and fireworks. Bring blankets and chairs for seating. Free admission and parking. Carpooling suggested as parking is limited. DJ at 6pm, big-band concert at 8pm, fireworks at approximately 9:20pm.

Fireworks Festival - Cross County Shopping Center
July 03, 2013 - Yonkers

Celebrate Independence Day in style with an all-day FREE festival of music, fireworks, and lots of SummerFest fun! Bring beach chairs and blankets to enjoy the family-friendly show, then stay for the fireworks display. CONCERT SCHEDULE: The Nerds, 1-3pm: The Nerds not only perform great Top 40 covers but they entertain the crowd with a mix of soul, classic rock, and TV-theme show songs. Parrot Beach, 4-6pm It's 5 o'clock somewhere! Get the island feel from this Jimmy Buffet tribute band. NYC Swing Band, 7-10pm Bring on the soul, R&B, and funk, and be prepared to dance the night away! Fireworks begin at 9:30pm The fireworks can be seen from anywhere at Cross County Shopping Center, but the best viewing area is on The Green in the center of the mall and in the north parking lot. Rain date for fireworks only is Wednesday, July 10, at 9:30pm.

Ossining Independence Day Fireworks - Louis Engel Waterfront Park
July 03, 2013 - Ossining

A great show with with a concert starting at 7:30pm. Fireworks start at approximately 9:15pm. A great way to kick off the holiday weekend.

Making Books Sing- My City Park - Sunnyside Library
July 03, 2013 - Long Island City

When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. Best for ages 3-10, this 45-minute educational performance featuring puppetry, original songs and audience participation teaches children the importance of shared community spaces. Space is limited and available first come, first served.

Musical Tots @ The Field Library - Field Library
July 03, 2013 - Peekskill

Join Lori Cohen for an interactive program of music and movement. Musical Tots is designed for kids ages 5 and younger who are walking. Kids and caregivers, be prepared to sing 'n shake!

Crafty Stories @ The Field Library - Field Library
July 03, 2013 - Peekskill

Kids in grades K-6 are invited to listen to some great stories and then do a fun craft. Sign-up is required.

Mother Nature's Storytime (Formerly Critters, Crafts and Kids) - Greenburgh Nature Center
July 03, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful summer days at the Center with walks, live animals, stories, and crafts. Dress for outdoor activities. For children ages 2-4 years with a parent/caregiver. (Formerly known as Critters, Crafts and Kids; please note new age group.)

Balloon Bonanza - Rose Memorial Library
July 03, 2013 - Stony Point

Children are invited to create balloon sculptures using red, white, and blue balloons then celebrate July 4 with water balloon games. Registration is required.

Mad Science - Detective Science Workshop - East Rockaway Public Library
July 03, 2013 - East Rockaway

Step into the role of a detective and discover how forensic science works to solve crimes. Create and analyze fingerprints and teeth impressions. Discover how written materials can be analyzed to help solve a crime. Put your observation skills to the test and find out if you would make a good witness! Take home a “Mad Science Personal Profile Kit” where you can test your forensic science skills.

Story and Music Jamboree - Brooklyn Public Library, Macon branch
July 03, 2013 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

Get in the reading groove at this high-energy story/music hour that combines new and favorite tales with songs, rhymes, dance, movement, and instrument play.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
July 03, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Stories, socializing, and rhymes for babies.

Dominick Farinacci - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through July 03, 2013 - New York

Zaccai Curtis, piano; Ryan Scott, guitar; Yasushi Nakamura, bass; Keita Ogawa, percussion; drums tba.

Storytime: Curious George - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
July 03, 2013 - West Nyack

Children are invited to hear a tale about this well-meaning monkey whose curiosity always gets him into trouble. Following the story, kids will make their own big, yellow hat to take home.

Infant Nutrition - Nyack Hospital
July 03, 2013 - Nyack

Topics covered in this class include breastfeeding, bottle feeding, formula, introducing solids, and nutrition during the first year of life. Registration is required.

Passport to Imagination: Indonesia - Michael's
July 03, 2013 - Spring Valley

Passport to Imagination takes kids on an imaginary and educational trip around the world. This week, young artists can travel to Asia for various crafts from that part of the world. Today's top is Indonesia for a ceremonial mask.

Lady Liberty - Brooklyn Children's Museum
July 03, 2013 - Crown Heights

Standing with her torch held high, The Statue of Liberty has been lighting the way for millions of immigrants coming to America through New York Harbor. Celebrate her birthday and our country's by making a patriotic craft.

Mike Delguidice and Big Shot - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
July 03, 2013 - East Meadow

Enjoy a tribute to the music of Long Island�s own Billy Joel, featuring members of his band. Bring a blanket or a folding chair.

Drop-in Fourth of July Crafts - Wilton Library
July 03, 2013 - Wilton

Children of all ages can stop by during regular library hours and make a patriotic craft to take home. No program fee, no registration.

Toddler Story Time-Court Square - Court Square Library
July 03, 2013 - Long Island City

Fun,laughter, and learning. Enjoy reading picture books, singing songs, and more.

Music in the Grove: Astrograss - Fort Greene Park
July 03, 2013 - Fort Greene

Astrograss plays a kid-friendly bluegrass/newgrass blend that kids love!

Beach Campfire - Jacob Riis Park
July 03, 2013 - Rockaway Park

Enjoy a National Park Service tradition, and kick off the Independence Day weekend with a beach campfire. Bring fixings for s'mores, and take part in the sing - along. Campers might even spy fireworks shows on Long Island, or in New Jersey. Bring a chair, or blanket.

Mets vs. Diamondbacks - Citi Field
July 03, 2013 - Flushing

Cheer on David Wright, Marlon Byrd and the Amazin's when they take on Kurt Gibson's Arizona Diamondbacks. Enjoy a special 4th of July fireworks celebration after the game.

Lady Liberty - Brooklyn Children's Museum
July 03, 2013 - Crown Heights

Standing with her torch held high, Lady Liberty has been lighting the way for millions of people coming to New York. Celebrate her birthday and America's by making a patriotic craft.

Countdown to Kindergarten - Fairfield Public Library
July 03, 2013 - Fairfield

Is your child entering kindergarten in the fall? This class is filled with stories, rhymes, and crafts designed specifically to help children prepare. Class size is limited to 15. Registration is for 6 weekly classes. Registration begins June 24.

Outdoor Cinema 2013 - Socrates Sculpture Park
July 03, 2013 - Long Island City

Relax, enjoy a movie, and celebrate the cultural diversity of our borough. This international film festival focuses on a different country or culture each week. Families can picnic on the grass and watch international films on an outdoor screen. Pre-screening performances begin at 7pm (weather permitting) Films begin at sunset. See website for film titles and descriptions.

Story Time & Mommy Time - Parents R Talking
July 03, 2013 - Mineola

This interactive program encourages responsible and interactive listening and thinking skills. It is also a time for adults to socialize. In the span of 45 mins, up to 2 stories will be (actively) read with props, to encourage appropriate interaction by the children. After the stories adult and child will have a chance to play and interact. Moms are encouraged to bring along snacks for their children and themselves. Registration required.

Family Storytime Under the Stars - Garden City Public Library
July 03, 2013 - Garden City

A family program for children ages 2 1/2 through Grade 5 and their families. You must use a Library Card to register. Each family will be registered separately. Up to four family members per registration. For each family participating, one family member must be an adult. This program will be held outside. In the event of rain, it will be held indoors. Registrants are encouraged to bring their own blankets, towels, or chairs to sit on outdoors.

South Pacific - John W. Engeman Theater
July 03, 2013 - Northport

Sailor hijinks, the danger of war, and the passion of young love are all joined together by Rogers and Hammerstein's score in one of the most popular musicals of all time.

Mad Science - Fire and Ice Show - Westhampton Free Library
July 03, 2013 - Westhampton Beach

Join the library for safe and scientific fun with fire and ice. Witness and learn about the amazing properties of fire. Then, cool off with demonstrations involving dry ice. Check out the “Big Burp”, the “Screwdriver Sizzle” and the famous “Mad Science Shower”. The Mad Science shows provide live, interactive and compelling educational experiences that make learning fun.

Cole Bros. Circus - Eisenhower State Park -Parking Lot 6A
July 03, 2013 - East Meadow

World's largest circus under the big top. Come out for all the fun of clowns and their antics. Enjoy a hysterically funny event with friends and family. You never really know what's going to happen with the guys under the big top.

Beer & Bacon Block Party - Sons of Essex
July 04, 2013 - New York

For their first annual Beer & Bacon Block Party, Sons of Essex on NYC's Lower East Side will be roasting a Berkshire pig from Stony Brook Farm and featuring beers from local breweries. $48 includes "all the pig, sides, and draft beer you can fit." Email [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Red, White, & Blue Animal Scavenger Hunt - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
July 04, 2013 - Bridgeport

This self-guided hunt will challenge visitors to find all of the animals sporting patriotic colors. (Ex. red wolf, white swans, (blue) poison dart frog) - and many more! Enjoy a special "Animal Bytes" presentation about the American Bald Eagle.

8th Anniversary/4th of July Celebration - Guantanamera
July 04, 2013 - New York

The popular Cuban restaurant celebrates the 4th of July and their 8th anniversary with live music from Juan Carlos Formell y Son Radical, Pedrito Martinez y Su Banda, and Gerardo COntino y Sus Habaneros, and a complimentary mojito with your dinner.

American Salute! - Alice Austen House
July 04, 2013 - Staten Island

Join the Staten Island Philharmonic and the Alice Austen House this 4th of July for their annual free concert called American Salute. This old-fashioned 4th of July celebration includes a wind ensemble and chorus. Some highlights will be selections from West Side Story, Variations on America by Charles Ives, highlights from Porgy and Bess, and a piece titled American Salute by Morton Gould. The Staten Island Philharmonic conductor is CW3 Russell Houser, commander of the US Army's 1st Armored Division band, stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso Texas. Please feel free to bring your picnic blanket or chair! Note: The concert takes place in Alice Austen park with portable restrooms available to the public. The historic house is closed to the public for the holiday. For more information contact Staten Island Philharmonic at 718.273.3250 or email [email protected]

Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise - New York Water Taxi
July 04, 2013 - New York

Join NYWT for the most thrilling views of New York City's famous Fourth of July Fireworks! Departing from historic South Street Seaport, you will sail past landmarks of the New York City downtown skyline on perhaps one of the most historic days of the United States. On board, each guest receives individual snack boxes and may partake in a cash bar with beer and wine.

History of Ice Cream - New-York Historical Society
July 04, 2013 - New York

I scream, you scream! Come experience popular flavors of the past and help us crank up batches of 18th and 19th century ice cream recipes. Families will experience both familiar flavors like mint, and unfamiliar flavors like orange flower water; use a historic ice cream crank, and then taste test the results!

4th of July Dining - Bice Ristorante
July 04, 2013 - New York

Bice will be open on Independence Day, July 4th.

Meet Ben Franklin and Other 18th Century Americans - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
July 04, 2013 - Upper West Side

Speak with Benjamin Franklin firsthand about his experiments with lightning and electricity, his inventions, and his involvement with Congress in drafting the Declaration of Independence. Listen to the fun and interactive stories and songs about eighteenth-century life from the Hudson River Ramblers, who will be entertaining visitors throughout the museum and children's galleries.

Roger Sanchez @ Neptune Beach Club - Pacha NYC
July 04, 2013 - New York City

Chuckie - Pacha NYC
July 04, 2013 - New York

Official Governors Island Afterparty @ Pacha NYC featuring music by CHUCKIE. Dress to dance - no caps or hats. Tickets: http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2013-07/04/official-governors-island-afterparty-pacha-nyc

July 4th Fireworks Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
July 04, 2013 - New York

Get up close and personal with Manhattan's famed Macy's 4th of July fireworks spectacular. Circle Line gives you a front row seat to the brilliant display of pyrotechnics. Dance the night away with a live DJ. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on board.

Independence Day Fireworks Dinner Cruise - Spirit Cruises
July 04, 2013 - New York

This Independence Day come aboard the Spirit of New York for a celebration of freedom and fun. With premium open bar, dinner buffet, live DJ, fireworks, and more.

Fireworks! - Playland Park
July 04, 2013 - Rye

July 4th holiday fireworks show, then every Wednesday and Friday 9:15pm, through August 30.

Fireworks Cruise - World Yacht
July 04, 2013 - New York

Celebrate Independence Day with World Yacht We've secured the very best possible view of the fireworks.You'll be treated to a special five-course sit-down dinner, premium open bar and music. It will be a night to remember!

Summertime Classics: Star-Spangled Celebration - New York Philharmonic
Through July 04, 2013 - New York

Performing works by Copland, Bramwell Tovey, Sousa, Leonard Bernstein, and more.

Pirates of the Hudson - Philipsburg Manor
July 04, 2013 - Sleepy Hollow

Gangs of swashbuckling pirates take over Philipsburg Manor. Musical pirates, belly dancers, and scallywags of all sorts roam the grounds, looking to pick a pocket or two. Kids can take part in the Pieces of Eight Treasure Hunt, wiggle their way into a pirate shipwreck, trade barbs with a clever, talkative parrot, learn to speak and act like a bloody pirate, view captured mermaids, wander through a museum of oddities, get scarred for life (well, for a day at least) at Lady Molly Roger's Tattoo Shoppe, test their cannon shot capabilities, help take out the British in Davy Jones' Revenge, and seize some booty in the Thieves Market. Feast on fabulous foods prepared by Tastefully Yours, and down pints of grog created by Captain Lawrence Brewery. Purchase tickets in advance online at hudsonvalley.org or call 914-631-8200.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
July 04, 2013 - White Plains

Join Toe, bookseller/entertainer extraordinaire, every Thursday morning for stories, singing and lively fun.

Battle of the Bands: The George Gee Swing Orchestra vs. Mora's Modern Rhythmists - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
July 04, 2013 -

Who's the heppest? Will it be New York favorite, George Gee, who brings his Chick Webb-inspired 12-piece combo to defend the heritage of the Savoy Ballroom? Or will it be left coast darlings Dean Mora and his Modern Rhythmists, representing Los Angeles's mid-'60s Palomar Ballroom with its Roaring '20s take on swing and its focus on period arrangements? Dress in your red, white, and blue vintage finest for an intermission fashion contest.

Rockland Boulders vs New Jersey Jackals - Boulder Stadium - Provident Bank Park
July 04, 2013 - Pomona

Head to the ballpark for a traditional 4th of July celebration and enjoy the team's 2nd Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest as well as a post-game Fireworks Extravaganza.

Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise - CitySightseeing Cruises
July 04, 2013 - New York

Welcome aboard for the best Independence Day party in town! Now, this is how to celebrate Independence Day in one of the most exciting cities on the planet-with CitySightseeing NY's special July 4th Fireworks Cruise. NYC's fireworks display is legendary, and from your front-row seat on a private cruise, you'll experience it all with unobstructed views. But the fireworks are just part of the journey. This is a total family-friendly party, with an on-board DJ to get you dancing the night away, plus a delicious and casual dinner menu for purchase, along with a cash bar. Best of all, it's all set against the dramatic skyline of NYC. And you're away from the crowds on the banks, for your own private celebration. Availability is limited, so book today to make sure you hit the Hudson and see all of the action-up close and personal. And get ready to party into the night with your family, friends and kids. What a night of fun!

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
July 04, 2013 - Old Westbury

Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, will lead students through a dynamic, yet gentle, continuous flow of postures and conscious breathing. Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap and towel.

Independence Day Fair - John Jay Homestead
July 04, 2013 - Katonah

Join the Friends of John Jay Homestead and the Rotary Club of Bedford-Armonk in a celebration of America's founding with a spirited reading of the Declaration of Independence, live music, food, crafts, games, and plenty of other activities on the grounds of John Jay Homestead. Free admission to the grounds; admission charge for historic house visits, food and drink, and some fair activities.

Pops, Patriots and Fireworks - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
July 04, 2013 - Katonah

The A Train to Harlem - Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, and the Harlem Jazz Craze. Performed by Janis Siegel, vocalist; Darius de Haas, vocalist; Jamie Bernstein, narrator; Westchester Jazz Orchestra; Michael Barrett, conductor. Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn were joined at the musical hip, producing great tunes for the Duke Ellington big band at the Cotton Club. Ellington expert Darius de Haas and Manhattan Transfer's Janis Siegel sing and scat their way through the Ellington Songbook. Jamie Bernstein fills in the historical background with little-known stories about Harlem's golden age of jazz. Fireworks display follows the concert.

Village of Port Chester's Independence Day Celebration - Port Chester High School - Ryan Stadium
July 04, 2013 - Port Chester

Festivities begin at sundown at Ryan Stadium, behind Port Chester High School in Rye Brook. Entertainment is from the Port Chester High School Band. Fireworks are slated for 9pm, but get there early or bring a blanket and some lawn chairs because the bleacher seats go quick!

Thomas F. Cullen Memorial Picnic & Fireworks - Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park
July 04, 2013 - Dobbs Ferry

A day of fun and excitement and a night of fireworks. Note: parking is difficult for non-residents. Plan ahead.

Annual Firemen's Fireworks Spectacular - Harbor Island Park
July 04, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Annual Firemen's Carnival begins at 7pm; fireworks begin around 9pm. Rain date: July 5.

21st Annual Antiques in the Church Yard - Stevens Memorial United Methodist Church
July 04, 2013 - South Salem

Up to 120 dealers from 15 states offering fresh, affordable, and interesting antiques and collectibles. Pancake Breakfast from 9 - 11am ($6 adults, $4 children). No dogs permitted. See website for more details. Held rain or shine.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'Camp Nowhere' - Jacob Burns Film Center
July 04, 2013 - Pleasantville

Morris "Mud" Himmel has a problem. His parents desperately want to send him away to summer camp. He hates going to summer camp, and would do anything to get out of it. Talking to his friends, he realizes that they are all facing the same sentence: a boring summer camp. Together with his friends, he hatches a plan to trick all the parents into sending them to a camp of his own design, which would actually be a parent-free paradise. Blackmailing former drama teacher Dennis Van Welker into helping, they must convince the parents that the camp is genuine, and that they aren't allowed to visit... 1994. 96 mins. Rated PG.

Clearwater Deck Tours - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6
July 04, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The Clearwater is a famous sailboat, celebrated in songs and occasionally skippered by Pete Seeger. Clearwater's renown for her mission of teaching young and old about the need for ecological awareness and practice in the Hudson Valley watershed and beyond. Here's an opportunity to tour her decks, meet and learn from her captains, and learn about her mission.

Journey to the Stars - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
July 04, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Volunteers from the Amateur Astronomists Association lead participants across the sky. Telescopes will be on-hand, or bring your own.

Independence Day Celebration - Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
July 04, 2013 - Mount Vernon

A traditional celebration featuring music, speeches, refreshments, reading of the Declaration of Independence, and tolling of the historic St. Paul's church bell - 13 times. Three generations of the Banning family has read America's founding document at the annual July 4th celebration on the Village Green at St. Paul's since 1887.

Independence Day Scavenger Hunt - New-York Historical Society
July 04, 2013 - New York

All ages. Free with Museum admission. Hunt high and low in the New-York Historical Society on our scavenger hunt celebrating our nation's independence. Families will search for the horse tail from King George's statue, George Washington's cot, and other 4th of July treasures. When finished, enter our raffle for Liberty the Dog!

Kids Zumbatomic - The Dance Treatment
July 04, 2013 - Garden City Park

Zumbatomic is a fun dance/fitness program uniquely designed to introduce children to international music and culture and to build a positive self-image through a healthy lifestyle. The class will include demonstrations of several hand-made musical instruments from around the world. Zumbatomic is similar to the adult Zumba program, using Latin and International music and fitness in the choreography. The songs, games and dance steps are age-appropriate for the children and encourage enthusiastic participation. The goal is to assist in the development of team work, respect, confidence and responsibility, while learning coordination, discipline, memory and creativity. Please wear comfortable clothing and flat-soled sneakers that allow movement, (not running shoes) and bring water.

Strawberry Fields - The Ultimate Beatles Tribute - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 04, 2013 - New York

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".

July 4 Celebration - Central Avenue Field
July 04, 2013 - Pearl River

Pearl River hosts this annual Fourth of July celebration. Festivities start at 7pm with a concert by New Hearts. Fireworks follow at 9:30pm.

Cross Stitch Circle - New-York Historical Society
July 04, 2013 - New York

Ages 6 and up. Every Thursday. Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world. Beginning cross stitchers and younger children will learn the basic stitch and create a bookmark with their new skill. More seasoned stitchers and older children and adults can continue working on their bookmark or branch into more complicated designs?make a handcrafted gift for someone!

Fourth of July Celebration - Memorial Park
July 04, 2013 - Nyack

The lovely Hudson River provides the backdrop for Nyack's annual Fourth of July celebration, to be held once again at Memorial Park. Arrive early to find parking.

Hot Jazz / Cool Garden - Louis Armstrong House Museum
July 04, 2013 - Corona

Celebrate Louis Armstrong's Birthday and America's Birthday when the Louis Armstrong House Museum as the Armstrong House kicks off its Hot Jazz / Cool Garden Summer Concert Series! Sample some of Louis' favorite foods -- red beans n' rice, sweet tea and birthday cake. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy Bria's Hot Five with Bria Skonberg in Louis's Garden. Advance Single Tickets: $18 and include Historic House Tour Pass (good for 6 months). Tickets can be purchased online at LouisArmstrongHouse.org. Hailing from Chilliwack, BC, and now living in NYC, award winning trumpeter/vocalist/ composer Bria Skonberg is "poised to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation." She recently earned a 2013 Jazz Journalists? Association nomination for ?Up and Coming Jazz Artist of The Year.? Bria got her start as a professional big band singer at age sixteen doubling on trumpet and has since performed as a bandleader and guest artist all over the world. Since arriving in New York two years ago she has appeared in concert halls and clubs such as Symphony Space, Birdland, The Iridium, and Dizzy's. Best known for her knowledge of classic jazz and pursuit of worldwide adventure, she is creating a style all her own rooted in swampy New Orleans grooves, featuring world percussion and contemporary soul influenced vocals. Her debut American release, SO IS THE DAY, peaked at #7 on the US National jazz charts and features an all-star ensemble including John Pizzarelli, Victor Goines and Wycliffe Gordon. Released on Random Act Records, 10% of album sales go to support the Jazz Foundation of America. She currently tours the world, headlining major clubs and festivals as well as programming music education workshops for all ages.

3-D Fireworks - Quassy Amusement Park
July 04, 2013 - Middlebury

See spectacular "3-D" Fireworks over Lake Quassapaug. Special viewing glasses sold for $1 to benefit Prevent Blindness. Without glasses, fireworks are in their original splendor.

Declare Independence - Lefferts Historic House
July 04, 2013 - Flatbush

Celebrate America's 237th birthday and one of the greatest documents ever written. Pick up a quill pen and sign your "John Hancock" on a reproduction of the Declaration of Independence, and make a fancy plumed hat while you're at it.

Independence Day Celebration - Fantasy Forest at the Flushing Meadows Carousel
July 04, 2013 - Flushing

Celebrate Independence Day with Omar Ollusion. Enjoy magic shows at 2 and 4pm. A great way to spend the holiday.

4th of July Festival - Forest Park Carousel
July 04, 2013 - Woodhaven

The Circus is in town! Celebrate the holiday with Zabo's Circus Show.

Independence Day Celebration - Historic Richmond Town
July 04, 2013 - Staten Island

A pie-baking contest, ice cream making, villagers dressed as patriots...that's some of what you'll find at Historic Richmond Town's Independence Day Celebration. Experience fourth of July surrounded by colonial-era atmosphere.

International African Arts Festival - Commodore Barry Park
July 04, 2013 - Wallabout/Fort Greene

Kids and family entertainment, dance performances, cultural discussions and symposiums, clowns and magicians, martial arts performances and fashion shows, a chess tournament, an African marketplace, and all kinds of representations of African culture in this four-day festival, now in its 42nd year.

Walk up and Paddle! - Riis Landing
July 04, 2013 - Rockaway

Kayak tryouts for kids ages 6 and up with an adult. Dress to get wet, bring water, sunscreen and a snack. Kayaks or canoes, personal floatation devices, paddles and instruction will be provided. No reservation required.

Mets vs. Diamondbacks - Citi Field
July 04, 2013 - Flushing

Cheer on David Wright, Marlon Byrd and the Amazin's when they take on Kurt Gibson's Arizona Diamondbacks. The first 25,000 fans entering the game receive a Met All-Star Gnome.

Independence Day - Mystic Seaport
July 04, 2013 - Mystic

Activities include a noontime picnic on the Village Green, a children's parade through the Museum's village, an 1876 Independence Day Ceremony and a concert by the Silver Cornet Brass Band.

Annual July 4th International Hot Dog Eating Contest - Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs
July 04, 2013 - Coney Island

The famous, or infamous, hot dog eating contest celebrates its 97th year. Make it a July 4th day at the beach, and eat a few hot dogs at Nathan's Famous!.

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Celebration Viewing Party - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
July 04, 2013 - New York

View the legendary Macy's 4th of July Fireworks celebration overlooking the Hudson River from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue, Manhattan) on Thursday, July 4th. Doors open at 7:00 PM and fireworks are scheduled to start at approximately 9:20 PM.

Watson Adventures' Revolutionary New York Scavenger Hunt - Battery Park
July 04, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique Wall Street scavenger hunt for adults! Discover downtown sites where the Founding Fathers battled the Brits--and each other. Highlights include Alexander Hamilton’s grave, Federal Hall (where Washington was inaugurated), the street where Jefferson lived (and brokered the deal to move the nation’s capital to Washington, D.C.), Fraunces Tavern (where Washington bid farewell to his officers and where Hamilton worked as Secretary of the Treasury), a place where Washington slept, Bowling Green (with a fence bearing the scars of patriot fervor), a former hanging ground, a bank founded by Aaron Burr, Battery Park, singe marks from the great fire of 1776 and more. It’s a great, fast-paced tour of the Wall Street area. No previous knowledge is required whatsoever. If you’ve participated in our Secrets of Wall Street or Lost New York Scavenger Hunt, you may recognize some of the questions.

Independence Day Scavenger Hunt - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
July 04, 2013 - Upper West Side

Hunt high and low in the New-York Historical Society on this scavenger hunt celebrating the nation's independence. Families will search for the horse tail from King George's statue, George Washington's cot, and other 4th of July treasures. When finished, enter the raffle for Liberty the Dog.

History of Ice Cream - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
July 04, 2013 - Upper West Side

Come experience popular flavors of the past and help crank up batches of 18th and 19th century ice cream recipes. Families will experience both familiar flavors like mint, and unfamiliar flavors like orange flower water; use a historic ice cream crank, and then taste test the results.

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Celebration Viewing Party - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
July 04, 2013 - New York Harbor

View the legendary Macy's 4th of July Fireworks celebration overlooking the Hudson River from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Doors open at 7pm and fireworks are scheduled to start at approximately 9:20pm. The 4th of July festivities aboard Intrepid will include: - Prime viewing location of the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® celebration overlooking the Hudson River - Opportunity to tour the Intrepid Museum - the Hangar Deck will be open exclusively for fireworks guests beginning at 7pm; tickets that include a guided tour are also available - Simulcast of Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Musical Score Tickets to five different viewing locations at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum go on sale Wednesday, June 12. - Flight Deck Seating includes a guided tour of the ship Intrepid, the Concorde, the fastest commercial airplane in existence, or the Cold War-era Growler submarine, and allows guests to view the fireworks spectacular from the top deck of the Intrepid. - Pier Seating allows guests to view the fireworks spectacular from the very end of Pier 86. Additionally, guests will also be able to mingle underneath the British Airways Concorde. - Starboard Elevator Seating provides guests with the opportunity to watch the fireworks spectacular from what once operated as an aircraft elevator. - Starboard Balcony Seating allows guests to watch the fireworks spectacular from one of two large outdoor balconies overlooking the Hudson River. - Fantail Seating allows guests to view the fireworks spectacular from the furthest aft (western) part of the Hangar Deck. Guests can enjoy complimentary food and nonalcoholic beverages, and cash bars will be available throughout the event. Tickets are available for $175 - $225. Children under the age of three are free of charge when sitting on an adult’s lap. The event is rain or shine. No outside food and drink is permitted. Exclusive pre-sale for museum members runs from Monday, June 10-Tuesday, June 11. To become a museum member and enjoy free yearly admission, special discounts and special events, please visit the museum’s website. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

Atlantic Community Band 4th of July Concert - Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
July 04, 2013 - patchogue

A free concert sponsored by the Incorporated Village of Patchogue and the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts during the Lion?s Club 4th of July parade under the Patchogue Theatre Marquee. The Atlantic Community Band plays patriotic music, Sousa marches, Broadway show tunes and much more. Bring your folding chairs, listen to the music and view the parade from one convenient spot. The Atlantic Community Band A traditional concert band comprised of musicians from all over Suffolk County has provided concert music throughout Long Island since its inception in 2000. The Band has entertained the general public at village parks and band shells, village and community ceremonies, library concerts, inaugurations, annual holiday parades, as well as special events and private affairs.

2013 Sandcastle Contest - Hither Hills State park
July 04, 2013 - Montauk

Sand sculptors may use sand, water, and any other natural materials native to the beach. Prizes are provided by the Natural Heritage Trust and JR Water Corporation, the program's co-sponsors. Prizes will be awarded for the best sculptors and castles in several categories. Registration is held each Thursday from 9:30-10:30am. For more information call 631-668-2554.

Breakfast with the Princess - The Castle at Westhampton
July 04, 2013 - Westhampton

Enjoy breakfast with the Princess at The Castle. Fresh baked bagels, fresh fruit as well as organic coffee, tea or orange juice all followed by a round of games with the Princess. Tickets must be purchased in advance for children as well as adults. Gratuity not included. Maximum limit of 6 tickets per group. No refunds.

1861 Independence Day Celebration - Old Bethpage Village Restoration
July 04, 2013 - Old Bethpage

A re-creation of a Long Island July 4th celebration at the beginning of the Civil War, honoring the soldier recruits of the New York Volunteers. Festivities will include a National Patriotic Picnic (bring your own picnic lunch), band concerts and fiddle music, children's games, rifled-musket firings and a patriotic parade and ceremony.

Cole Bros. Circus - Eisenhower State Park -Parking Lot 6A
July 04, 2013 - East Meadow

World's largest circus under the big top. Come out for all the fun of clowns and their antics. Enjoy a hysterically funny event with friends and family. You never really know what's going to happen with the guys under the big top.

Lady Liberty Sculptures - Children's Museum of Manhattan
July 04, 2013 - Upper West Side

Kids can celebrate Independence Day by creating a red, white and blue Lady Liberty Sculpture and articulating what freedom means to them.

Little Artists: July 4th Fireworks - Children's Museum of Manhattan
July 04, 2013 - Upper West Side

Kids will use confetti and strips of brightly colored and metallic paper to make a collage like the 4th of July fireworks.

CMA Pier Pop Up @ Hudson River Park - Hudson River Park, Pier 25
July 04, 2013 - Tribeca

Children's Museum of the Arts partners with the Hudson River Park Trust to provide free hands-on arts programming throughout the summer. CMA will bring a wide variety of art-making and art-appreciation activities to various piers, providing a range of programming options for ages 1-12. Each week CMA's activities will include one individual mixed media project and one larger-scale collaborative project, inspired by the unique waterfront environment.

Good Morning America Summer Concert Series: Imagine Dragons - Rumsey Playfield
July 05, 2013 - Central Park, NY

John Mayer - Toyota Concert Series on TODAY
July 05, 2013 -

NBC's "Today" has once again assembled the biggest names in music to rock the Plaza during its annual concert series. Fans and visitors are encouraged to come and enjoy the free, live performances every Friday morning. Viewing is on a first-come, first-served basis outside the "Today" Window on the World Studio. Location is 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in New York City and suggested arrival is 6am.

Ossining's Bicentennial Movies Under the Stars - '20,000 Years in Sing Sing' - Louis Engel Waterfront Park
July 05, 2013 - Ossining

The Village of Ossining's Bicentennial Celebration continues with a showing of the 1932 classic "20,000 Years in Sing Sing" (Unrated; 78 mins., 1932) on Ossining's beautiful waterfront, adjacent to where it was originally filmed, Sing Sing Prison. Starring Spencer Tracy, Bette Davis, and Arthur Byron. Pre-movie concert featuring urban folk-jazz artist KJ Denhert begins at 7:30pm. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring a blanket or comfortable low-back chair. Picnics welcome; alcohol not permitted. Under the Guard Tower at Playground Area, Louis Engel Waterfront Park, Westerly Road, Ossining. 914-941-3554. celebrateossining.com.

The Friday Nite Live All White Midnite Cruise - Spirit Cruises
July 05, 2013 -

Presented by HOT 97 & Marquee Concerts. Cruise the Hudson as Hot 97 rocks the party aboard the luxurious Spirit of New York cruise ship. Featuring music by the Finisher Mister Cee & the Pittbull's own DJ Naim. Hosted by J Medina. FREE buffet all evening. Slip into your hottest summer white fashions & join Mister Cee for a HOT nite to remember!

Victor Calderone, Chus & Ceballos - Governors Beach Club (Governors Island)
July 05, 2013 - New York

18 to enter/21 to Drink. Music by: Victor Calderone, Chus & Ceballos, Sian, Arjun Vagale, Mike Frade. Tickets starting at $40 plus Fees online and starting $45 (Hard Tickets). Get them now before pricing goes up: Purchase Tickets at https://www.clubtickets.com/us/2013-07/05/victor-calderone-at-governors-island?subPromoter=Eric-Virgil. Ticket price includes facility fee & round-trip ferry transportation. For General information, Table Reservations, or want to pay tickets in Cash, text Eric Virgil 917-664-2686 or email [email protected] Now Available: VIP Passes (only online): - Free round-trip boat service; - Private elevated area overlooking all the action; - Express entry and dedicated event concierge; - Private waitress service available; - Commemorative VIP Laminate. For table reservations, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686. Governors Beach Club is NYC’s most versatile waterfront concert venue and event space, offering over 20,000 square feet of fun! Host a company luncheon, birthday party, or waterfront wedding. Come out for one of our many festivals throughout the summer to taste great craft beers and delicious food. Rock out or dance the night away at one of our concerts while gazing upon the beautiful NYC skyline.

Sik Duo @ Neptune Beach Club - Neptune Beach Club
July 05, 2013 - East Quogue

ZEPHYR Happy Hour Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
July 05, 2013 - New York

Experience Happy Hour in glittering style! Cruise along New York Harbor aboard the luxurious ZEPHYR yacht and enjoy a Happy Hour like never before. Straight up or on the rocks, every drink is on the water! It's the hottest way to cool down! Enjoy: 90-Minute Harbor Cruise; Live DJs; 2 Cash Bars; Drink Specials; Sun Deck; Two Fully Enclosed, Climate-Controlled Decks; Breathtaking Views of the Skyline at Sunset. Thursdays & Fridays, departs 6:30pm, Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend. $25. Must be 21 or older, with valid ID.

10,000 Maniacs CD Release - City Winery
July 05, 2013 - New York

One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades, 10,000 Maniacs, was founded by Robert Buck, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, John Lombardo and Natalie Merchant in the fall of 1981. Jerry Augustyniak joined in 1983. Together with artists like R.E.M., they defined college rock and created the first wave of alternative rock bands and what became know as the alternative rock format on FM radio. Their latest and long-awaited studio album "Music From The Motion Picture" has just been released, and the band is currently touring in support of it! The 10,000 Maniacs are - Mary Ramsey (Viola and Lead Vocals) - Dennis Drew (Keybord and Vocals) - Jerry Augustiniak (Drum and Vocal) - Jeff Erickson (Lead Guitar) - Steve Gustafson (Bass and Vocals)

Klymaxx, featuring Bernadette Cooper - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 05, 2013 - New York

KLYMAXX, the legendary platinum-selling all female band, is synonymous with such chart hits as "The Men All Pause," "Meeting in the Ladies Room," "Sexy," "I'd Still Say Yes," "Divas Need Love Too," and the band's biggest hit, the top five Billboard single, "I Miss You."

Fireworks! - Playland Park
July 05, 2013 - Rye

Fireworks every Wednesday and Friday at 9:15pm through August 30.

Farmer's Market Fridays at QBG - Queens Botanical Garden
July 05, 2013 - Flushing

Every Friday, June 21 through November 22 from 8:30am to 4pm. Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday, June 21 to November 22, from 8:30am to 4pm on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street.

Pirates of the Hudson - Philipsburg Manor
July 05, 2013 - Sleepy Hollow

Gangs of swashbuckling pirates take over Philipsburg Manor. Musical pirates, belly dancers, and scallywags of all sorts roam the grounds, looking to pick a pocket or two. Kids can take part in the Pieces of Eight Treasure Hunt, wiggle their way into a pirate shipwreck, trade barbs with a clever, talkative parrot, learn to speak and act like a bloody pirate, view captured mermaids, wander through a museum of oddities, get scarred for life (well, for a day at least) at Lady Molly Roger's Tattoo Shoppe, test their cannon shot capabilities, help take out the British in Davy Jones' Revenge, and seize some booty in the Thieves Market. Feast on fabulous foods prepared by Tastefully Yours, and down pints of grog created by Captain Lawrence Brewery. Purchase tickets in advance online at hudsonvalley.org or call 914-631-8200.

Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap & Dance Off featuring Young Jessie and King James & the Special Men - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
July 05, 2013 -

Dynamic DJ and nightlife visionary Jonathan Toubin is changing the world one riotous 45rpm at a time. He'll spin an extended "maximum rock and soul" set leading into an after-hours Silent Disco edition of his popular Soul Clap and Dance Off party. Best known for his hit "Mary Lou," Young Jessie epitomizes the wild '50s blend of West Coast R&B and rock 'n' roll. He has cut some of the best records of the era on his own and as a member of the Coasters and the Flairs. Joining him are New Orleans culture bearers King James & The Special Men, part of the Ninth Ward vanguard who plays real, raucous music the old-fashioned way, in their first show outside of Louisiana.

Wassabassco Burlesque: America F#ck Yeah - Bell House
July 05, 2013 - Brooklyn

On Friday July 5th revel in your independence with BBQ, Beer, Brooklyn, & Burlesque. Wasabassco, Brooklyn's best burlesque show, presents their 3rd annual celebration of unbridled American freedom ( and striptease) at The Bell House. For too long patriotism has been warped by corrupt politicians, intolerant rubes, and fringe nut jobs. Reclaim your love for the country that gave the world baseball, apple pie, rock and roll and the internet. No longer need you make vague murmurs of "Moving to Canada." Put the USA back into Brooklyn USA! **Please note that this show will be mixed seating/standing. Ample seating is available but arrive early for best seat selection.

Glow Bounce - Pump It Up of Great Neck
July 05, 2013 - Great Neck

Come join in on an open bounce with a twist. After you get your GLOW necklace and once we start your ultimate jump experience we turn up the fun, make the arenas glow in the dark and display special effects lighting throughout. This is fun for the entire family. Please don't forget socks and a signed waiver are always required to play at Pump It Up. Suggested GLOW party dress attire include white, neon, sport stripes, tie dye or glow in the dark clothing for the best GLOW experience. Be creative. Use your imagination.

Goosebumps Movie, Game, and Craft - Rose Memorial Library
July 05, 2013 - Stony Point

Young film-goers are invited for a movie and free snack. Registration is required.

Summertime Arts and Crafts - McGoldrick Library
July 05, 2013 - Flushing

Children ages 6-11, can show their creativity and have fun making summer crafts.

First Friday - The Noguchi Museum
July 05, 2013 - Long Island City

Art lovers can enjoy this program which includes "Center of Attention," an extended conversation around a single work of art, at 6pm, followed by series of short films curated by the Architecture and Design Film Festival. First Fridays also feature pay-what-you-wish admission and a cash bar.

Goosebumps - Rose Memorial Library
July 05, 2013 - Stony Point

Kids can stop by the library for a movie, game, and craft. Registrations is required.

Goosebumps - Rose Memorial Library
July 05, 2013 - Stony Point

Kids can stop by the library for a movie, game, and craft. Registrations is required.

Yoga Together - Wave Hill
July 05, 2013 - Bronx

Child and parent/caregiver practice fun yoga poses that build strength, increase flexibility and relax the body and mind in this class designed for children ages 3-5 years. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat if possible. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Call 718-549-3200 x245 by 8am on class day for weather updates.

Trove @ The Movies: 'Hotel Transylvania' - White Plains Public Library
July 05, 2013 - White Plains

The TROVE Summer Film Festival presents the animated comedy, "Hotel Transylvania" starring the voice of Adam Sandler. Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the Count's teen-aged daughter. Rated PG (some rude humor, action, and scary images), 91 mins.

Mad Science - Bugs! Workshop - Seaford Public Library
July 05, 2013 - Seaford

Welcome to the realm of insects. Learn about their unique eyesight, and the way that they defend themselves against predators. See how camouflage works and investigate how bugs can be helpful to our environment. Explore what characteristics insects have and bring home your own “Mad Science Insect-a-vision.”

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, McKinley Park branch
July 05, 2013 - Dyker Heights

Teens enjoy games, books, and other activities.

Pop Up Books - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
July 05, 2013 - Marine Park

Preschoolers enjoy a special story hour with 3D pop up books.

Storytime: Curious George - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
July 05, 2013 - West Nyack

Children are invited to hear a tale about this well-meaning monkey whose curiosity always gets him into trouble. Following the story, kids will make their own big, yellow hat to take home.

Passport to Imagination: China - Michael's
July 05, 2013 - Spring Valley

Passport to Imagination takes kids on an imaginary and educational trip around the world. This week, young artists can travel to Asia for various crafts from that part of the world. Today's stop is China for a dragon puppet.

VICTOR CALDERONE - Govenors Beach Club
Through July 05, 2013 - NEW YORK

Pacha NYC & RPM present… COSMIC GATE - GET TICKETS - http://www.clubtickets.com/us/2013-06/29/cosmic-gate-pacha-nyc. Doors 10pm - Table Reservations 212.209.7500.

Blooming Babies: The Big Bubble - Brooklyn Children's Museum
July 05, 2013 - Crown Heights

What is inside a bubble? Children can experiment with bubbles big and small and investigate the science of bubble-ology. They can create their own bubble wands with recycled materials to take home.

LI Philharmonic Honoring the Knights of Pythias - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
July 05, 2013 - East Meadow

Long Island�s most treasured classical music resource and its only philharmonic orchestra. Under the direction of Maestro David Wiley. Bring a blanket or a folding chair.

International African Arts Festival - Commodore Barry Park
July 05, 2013 - Wallabout/Fort Greene

Kids and family entertainment, dance performances, cultural discussions and symposiums, clowns and magicians, martial arts performances and fashion shows, a chess tournament, an African marketplace, and all kinds of representations of African culture in this four-day festival, now in its 42nd year.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
July 05, 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.

Legos in the Library - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
July 05, 2013 - Fairfield

Drop in, bring a friend, and create with a mega selection of Legos. Grades K-5.

Summer Games - Peninsula Library
July 05, 2013 - Rockaway Beach

School's over, kid's yelling that they're bored. What's a family to do? Come to library to board games, and have a great time.

Klymaxx featuring Bernadette Cooper - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 05, 2013 - New York

KLYMAXX, the legendary platinum-selling all female band, is synonymous with such chart hits as "The Men All Pause," "Meeting in the Ladies Room," "Sexy," "I'd Still Say Yes," "Divas Need Love Too," and the band's biggest hit, the top five Billboard single, "I Miss You." And when you think of the groundbreaking Pop/R&B funk unit, you can't help but also think of its founding leader, musician, writer and producer, Bernadette Cooper.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
July 05, 2013 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Met Museum! Fans of murder mysteries and "The Da Vinci Code" will enjoy this scavenger hunt throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about greed, lust, revenge and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multi-million dollar purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s your turn to discover what drove someone to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code to figure out who dunnit. Advance purchase is required. Price includes museum admission. Questions? 877-9GO-HUNT.

Disney's Winnie the Pooh Kids - Gateway Playhouse
July 05, 2013 - Bellport

DISNEY’S WINNIE THE POOH KIDS is a delightful new show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film welcomes audiences to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and sharing snacks.

South Pacific - John W. Engeman Theater
July 05, 2013 - Northport

Sailor hijinks, the danger of war, and the passion of young love are all joined together by Rogers and Hammerstein's score in one of the most popular musicals of all time.

Films at the Farm: Jurassic Park - Mulford Farm
July 05, 2013 - East Hampton

Bring a picnic and enjoy an outdoor film at Mulford Farm in East Hampton.

Celebrate Independence Day Storytime - Barnes and Noble -- East Northport
July 05, 2013 - East Northport

Celebrate Independence Day with a story reader and a great book.

Cole Bros. Circus - Eisenhower State Park -Parking Lot 6A
July 05, 2013 - East Meadow

World's largest circus under the big top. Come out for all the fun of clowns and their antics. Enjoy a hysterically funny event with friends and family. You never really know what's going to happen with the guys under the big top.

Bim Bam Shabbat with PJ Library and Camp Ramah - Ramah Day Camp
July 05, 2013 - Valley Cottage

Toddlers and pre-schoolers too young for summer camp can still enjoy a camp experience this summer. PJ Library, which sends Jewish-themed bedtime stories to children each month, hosts a weekly camp program with Shabbat-related songs, stories, and Jewish activities. Each session ends with Shabbat candles, grape juice, and challah. Fridays through August 9.

Kyle Grooms - Gotham Comedy Club
Through July 06, 2013 - New York

Grooms is best known for his hilarious half-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central and his guest appearances on VH-1, NBC's Last Comic Standing and Chappelle's Show.

Families and Folk Art - Magic with Materials - American Folk Art Museum
July 06, 2013 - New York

Families with children ages 4-12 are invited to the American Folk Art Museum the first Saturday of each month for our signature, intergenerational weekend program—Families and Folk Art. The program introduces children and their accompanying adults to folk art through interactive and discussion-based tours in the galleries followed by hands-on artmaking activities inspired by objects in the museum. Current exhibitions feature works by self-taught Alabama artist Bill Traylor. Traylor began making art near the end of his life, in depression-era Montgomery. His works are notable for their flat, simply defined shapes and vibrant compositions in which memories and observations relating to African American life are merged. Traylor is recognized as one of the finest American artists of the 20th century. The exhibition of recent gifts to the museum is also on the display and features paintings, drawings, quilts, game boards, and sculpture. These exhibitions are on view through September 22, 2013.

Target First Saturday - Brooklyn Museum
July 06, 2013 - Brooklyn

On July 6, Target First Saturday celebrates American innovation and the diversity that defines American culture. Target First Saturday events attract thousands of visitors to free art and entertainment programs each month.

Lighthouse Tour - Stony Point Lighthouse and Battlefield
July 06, 2013 - Stony Point

Take a guided tour of the historic Stony Point Lighthouse. Children must be age 6 or older. Reservations are required.

Italian Dine Out - Bice Ristorante
Through July 06, 2013 - New York

Bice celebrates Italian Independence Week with three-course prix-fixe lunch ($26/person) and dinner ($40/person) menus.

Whale Belly - Mercury Lounge
July 06, 2013 - New York

Brooklyn based folk quintet Whale Belly will release their second album I Was Once A Bird this fall. Founded by vocalist/guitarist Todd Bogin and drummer Nick Smeraski, Whale Belly has received substantial notable praise after having released only one album in 2011. The band has been hailed as “Sophisticated Folk Rock” by The New Yorker and has received press from USA Today, CBS News, Brooklyn Vegan and recorded a Daytrotter session last year. Check them out at Mercury Lounge on July 6th!

Savion Glover - The Joyce Theater
Through July 06, 2013 - New York

Under the direction of Savion Glover, Savion Glover's STePz is another exuberant celebration of tap dance to sound and sound to dance. In this production, Mr. Glover and his ensemble of dancers (TLHS) take tap dance to new heights while fusing traditional music selections of the past with his self-proclaimed tap style and energy of the future. The production demonstrates Mr. Glover's incredible ability to perform the complexities of jazz phrasing -- both bass line and melody -- as well as wild improvisations -- structure and deconstruction -- from departure to return. This season, Savion Glover's STePz will again give Joyce audiences the opportunity to experience the versatility and virtuoso of Savion Glover's genius as a tap master.

Dennis Congdon - CUE Art Foundation
Through July 06, 2013 - New York

2013 Spring Season - American Ballet Theatre
Through July 06, 2013 - New York

The dance company's annual residency at the Met Opera house includes Onegin, Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes/A Month in the Country/Symphony in C, Don Quixote, an Alexei Ratmansky premiere, Le Corsaire, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Sylvia, and the Sleeping Beauty.

The Sleeping Beauty - American Ballet Theatre
Through July 06, 2013 - New York

The timeless fairy tale of the beautiful Princess Aurora, the evil sorceress Carabosse, over a century of sleep and the awakening kiss of a handsome prince comes to life in this splendid production. Whether this ballet is your perennial favorite or a first-time discovery, The Sleeping Beauty brings together all of the appeal of classical ballet in one remarkable work, set to Tchaikovsky's ravishing score with a wealth of dazzling dance.

Kids Club Meeting - Queens Center Mall-Guest Services
July 06, 2013 - Elmhurst

Join a cool club in Queens! Kids receive a membership card, great discounts at participating Queens Center stores and a special gift on your birthday. It's easy to join. Just grab Mom, Dad or a grown up and stop by Guest Services, Level 1, Macy*s Wing (across from Applebee's), and have them fill out a membership form for you. Then join us at the Monthly Meetings and be a part of the fun!

She & Him - Central Park Summerstage
July 06, 2013 - Manhattan

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 06, 2013 - New York

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".

Tropical Oasis Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
July 06, 2013 - New York

Slide aboard the ZEPHYR for a two-hour cruise with our resident DJ's spinning the latest jams! Groove on over to one of our two cash bars and enjoy one of our signature cocktails. With three levels -- indoor and outdoor -- the ZEPHYR provides a unique, glittering and glamorous venue for a truly spectacular evening! Enjoy a 2-Hour Harbor Cruise; Llve DJs spinning the slickest tracks; a large dance floor; 2 cash bars; drink specials; a moon deck; two fully enclosed, climate-controlled decks; breathtaking views of the skyline at night. Boards at 8:45pm, returns at 11:00 pm. Must be 21 years of age or older, with valid ID.

10,000 Maniacs CD Release - City Winery
July 06, 2013 - New York

One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the last three decades, 10,000 Maniacs, was founded by Robert Buck, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, John Lombardo and Natalie Merchant in the fall of 1981. Jerry Augustyniak joined in 1983. Together with artists like R.E.M., they defined college rock and created the first wave of alternative rock bands and what became know as the alternative rock format on FM radio. Their latest and long-awaited studio album "Music From The Motion Picture" has just been released, and the band is currently touring in support of it! The 10,000 Maniacs are - Mary Ramsey (Viola and Lead Vocals) - Dennis Drew (Keybord and Vocals) - Jerry Augustiniak (Drum and Vocal) - Jeff Erickson (Lead Guitar) - Steve Gustafson (Bass and Vocals)

Mario the Magician & His Suitcase Machine - Metropolitan Room
July 06, 2013 - Chelsea

Join acclaimed children's performer Mario the Magician for an uplifting, inventive, and highly interactive magical performance for the young and young-at-heart. Part retro, part rock and roll, Mario is an artist and inventor who creates his own props. Mario's old world looks and physical comedy style are reminiscent of his heroes, Buster Keaton, and Charlie Chaplin, but he puts a thoroughly modern spin on everything he does.

Mario the Magician and his Suitcase Machine - Metropolitan Room
July 06, 2013 - New York

For the first time ever, premier NYC jazz/cabaret club Metropolitan Room will open their Flatiron District doors for children's/family programming on selected Saturday mornings. Kicking off their KIDS KABARET series with a run of twice-monthly performances from April 6th to July 6th (2013) is popular local performer Mario Marchese, better known as Mario the Magician, with his show, "Mario the Magician and his Suitcase Machine." Once a hitchhiking explorer who spent one summer herding sheep and another summer building and living in a tree house in the woods, Marchese settled back in his home state of New York several years ago to pursue his passion, magic, full-time. He has since built a name for himself as an innovator in family-friendly entertainment, known for his endearing and ridiculous slapstick character and his handmade props, including the work of art he calls his "suitcase machine." Marchese is the subject of a short, five-minute film entitled Building Magic, which debuted to a full house at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center on December 1, 2012, after his live performance there. Each of his shows at Metropolitan Room will commence with a viewing of the film. For more information about the show, please visit marioandhissuitcasemachine.com. For more information about Mario the Magician, visit mariothemagician.com. ADMISSION: $20 per child - $30 per adult - + 1 menu item minimum Tickets can be purchased at metropolitanroom.com or 212.206.0440. Recommended for ages 3-10 and their families.

Pirates of the Hudson - Philipsburg Manor
July 06, 2013 - Sleepy Hollow

Gangs of swashbuckling pirates take over Philipsburg Manor. Musical pirates, belly dancers, and scallywags of all sorts roam the grounds, looking to pick a pocket or two. Kids can take part in the Pieces of Eight Treasure Hunt, wiggle their way into a pirate shipwreck, trade barbs with a clever, talkative parrot, learn to speak and act like a bloody pirate, view captured mermaids, wander through a museum of oddities, get scarred for life (well, for a day at least) at Lady Molly Roger's Tattoo Shoppe, test their cannon shot capabilities, help take out the British in Davy Jones' Revenge, and seize some booty in the Thieves Market. Feast on fabulous foods prepared by Tastefully Yours, and down pints of grog created by Captain Lawrence Brewery. Purchase tickets in advance online at hudsonvalley.org or call 914-631-8200.

New York Saturday Gospel Lunch Cruises - Spirit Cruises
July 06, 2013 -

Join Spirit Cruises New York for a positively inspiring experience on their Gospel Lunch Cruises. You will enjoy a live gospel performance by a contemporary choir while you dine on our delicious lunch buffet and cruise the Hudson River. Boarding at 11:30am.

1963 - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Through July 06, 2013 - New York

Bringing together more than 40 photographs depicting events from this watershed year. 1963 focuses on three major events: the treatment of civil rights protesters in Birmingham, Alabama, in May; Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C., in August; and the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas in November. In addition, a selection of photographs will examine the culture of 1963 though music, fashion, science, and sports.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Hawthorne
July 06, 2013 - Hawthorne

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun 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 for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Yonkers
July 06, 2013 - Yonkers

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun 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 for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - New Rochelle
July 06, 2013 - New Rochelle

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun 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 for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Mohegan Lake
July 06, 2013 - New Rochelle

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun 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 for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Port Chester
July 06, 2013 - Port Chester

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun 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 for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Bronx Terminal
July 06, 2013 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun 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 for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Bruckner Boulevard
July 06, 2013 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun 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 for children ages 5-12. 9am-12pm.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Gun Hill Road
July 06, 2013 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun 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 for children ages 5-12. 9am-12pm.

La Sonora Carruseles - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
July 06, 2013 -

Hailing from Medellin's thriving scene, La Sonora Carruseles plays salsa with a distinctly Afro-Colombian flair. While paying tribute to the salsa brava of yesteryear, the band has developed its own take, with punchy horns, cool choruses, and layers of percussion that often flirt with boogaloo and cumbia. The band will be joined by powerhouse vocalist Elaine Hernandez.

The Good Life Saturdays with Seraph - Highline Ballroom
July 06, 2013 - New York

Each and Every Saturday at Highline Ballroom. Seraph is a quickly rising name in the world of electronic dance music. From his debut at New York City�s world renowned Electric Beach to his performances at some of the top dance clubs in New York City, Seraph�s massive stage presence and unique musical stylings have made him one of the most talked about upcoming acts. Guestlist Pricing: Ladies free til 12:30am, reduced after on Eric Virgil's guestlist; Guys reduced on Eric Virgil's guestlist. To rsvp, bottle packages, or birthday packages, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email [email protected] or go to www.ericvirgil.com. Complete with state of the art sound and lighting systems, giant LED screens and award winning interior designs, the new HLB Nightclub will feature a lineup of world famous weekly DJs, performances, and much, much more! With that in mind, we have the pleasure to invite you to come and experience the transformation for yourself. Check out http://vimeo.com/56452747 Doors open at 11pm. End at 4am Age: 21 and over Dresscode: Dress to impress To rsvp, bottle packages, or birthday packages, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email [email protected] or go to www.ericvirgil.com Instragram: ericvirgil facebook: facebook.com/ericvirgil

Westmoreland's Critter Days - Westmoreland Sanctuary
July 06, 2013 - Mt. Kisco

This new program allows visitors to meet the Sanctuary's resident animals. Ever wondered what animal you saw in your yard? Why the woodpecker is pecking on your house? Kids begging you for a strange pet? Then this is the program for you. A staff member will be on hand to answer questions visitors may have regarding animals, general wildlife questions, and even exotic pets. Participants will get to pet Buster the rabbit, see if Bert the corn snake feels hot or cold to the touch, and find out what it takes to keep the animals healthy and happy. For more information or to RSVP, email [email protected]

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 06, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 are invited for stories and songs. Registration is required.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble Bookstore - Utopia Center
July 06, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Foster the love of reading. A variety of authors and themes will be featured.

Crafts For Kids- Lakeshore - Lakeshore Learning Store
July 06, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Kids will have a ball making exciting crafts that they can use or display.

Tracking and the Art of Seeing - Lenoir Nature Preserve
July 06, 2013 - Yonkers

Explore tracks and traces left by Lenoir's wildlife.

Princess Particular - The Little Secret Theatre
July 06, 2013 - Long Island City

Can you imagine what it's like to be a princess? Can you imagine what it's like to be a princess, but want to be something else? Princess Particular can! This new musical starring Cari McHugh as Princess Particular, as well as Mary Lauren, Kimberly Wilpon, Lee Goffin-Bonenfant, Miranda Kahn, and more! Directed by Lena Moy-Bergen.

'Pirate Pete's Parrot' - The Secret Theatre
July 06, 2013 - Long Island City

Ahoy, Matte! Climb on board and get ready for a musical adventure. This show revolves around Pirate Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his beloved runaway parrot, Polly (who prefers pancakes to boring old birdseed). Music, mischief, and a boatload of laughs for both children and adults.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'Camp Nowhere' - Jacob Burns Film Center
July 06, 2013 - Pleasantville

Morris "Mud" Himmel has a problem. His parents desperately want to send him away to summer camp. He hates going to summer camp, and would do anything to get out of it. Talking to his friends, he realizes that they are all facing the same sentence: a boring summer camp. Together with his friends, he hatches a plan to trick all the parents into sending them to a camp of his own design, which would actually be a parent-free paradise. Blackmailing former drama teacher Dennis Van Welker into helping, they must convince the parents that the camp is genuine, and that they aren't allowed to visit... 1994. 96 mins. Rated PG.

North American Butterfly Count - Teatown Lake Reservation
July 06, 2013 - Ossining

An annual rite of summer, the North American Butterfly Count is a way for all butterfly enthusiasts to partake in a citizen-scientist monitoring effort. This annual compilation of all butterflies observed at specific sites in a one-day period provides a great deal of information about geographical distribution and relative population sizes of the species counted. Comparisons of the results across years can be used to monitor changes in butterfly populations and study the effects of weather and habitat change on North American butterflies. Participants should be prepared to hike over rough terrain. Not suitable for children younger than age 6.

Chrisa Biddy - Mobile Uploads - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through July 06, 2013 - New York

Chrisa Biddy turns to Facebook and other social networks for inspiration for his oil and watercolor paintings. His subjects are self-represented, captured via their smart phones or digital cameras, and observed within the context of their respective lives. Biddy uses these vernacular images to transport the subject from its original common state--a snapshot, to a pared down representation of our current social media zeitgeist.

Model Rocket Launch - Viola (Weldler) Park
July 06, 2013 - Monsey

Watch the Challenger Center Rocket Club members launch their model rockets or bring your own rockets to launch and join in the fun. Rockets and motors will be available for purchase at the launch site. Rain date is July 20.

Family Art Project: Pineapple Welcome Wishes - Wave Hill
July 06, 2013 - Bronx

The Family Art Project returns to its newly renovated space in the Kerlin Learning Center! Help inaugurate the new home by making a fancy, welcoming pineapple hat, and decorate it as you like. Event is free, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend for the Target Free Welcome Home Weekend event.

Free Welcome Home Weekend - Wave Hill
July 06, 2013 - Bronx

Wave Hill House reopens to visitors this festive weekend, after a two-year renovation of this historic mansion. Built as a country home, Wave Hill House has a distinguished history that aligns closely with the garden's mission of helping people connect with the world of nature. Help celebrate the occasion with free activities for all ages, all weekend. Enjoy house tours, plein-air wellness, music, a collaborative quilting project, and an especially welcoming Family Art Project as it returns to Wave Hill House's Kerlin Learning Center. Naturally, you'll want to include the stunningly restored Cafe in your visit. In honor of the occasion, admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the generous support of Target. Call or visit the website for full schedule.

Live Music - Mary Courtney and Morning Star - Wave Hill
July 06, 2013 - Bronx

This Bronx-based trio delivers a lively mix of traditional Irish music and original songs that beguiles listeners with compelling grace and boundless energy, certain to lift your feet and your spirit. Admission to the grounds is free all weekend.

Cool Herbal Drinks - Wave Hill
July 06, 2013 - Bronx

Stop by the Mark Twain Room in Wave Hill House for a demonstration, and sample refreshing herbal beverages. Admission to the grounds is free all weekend.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
July 06, 2013 - South Salem

An excellent introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the center's other endangered wolves. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required.

Family Programs - Museum of Biblical Art
July 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

The museum hosts a family program on the first Saturday of every month. Registration is suggested but not required. The programs introduce kids ages 4-12 and their accompanying adults to artwork on view through thematic, interactive tours and art-making activities.

Recycled Paper Bead Jewelry - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
July 06, 2013 - Glen Cove

Transform recycled paper into beautiful hand-crafted paper beads to make a necklace or bracelet.

Theophilius London/Les Nubians/Aabaraki - Prospect Park Bandshell
July 06, 2013 - Brooklyn

Theophilus London, "a man who seems to have studied his Prince, his Andre 3000, and, especially and perhaps most surprisingly, his PM Dawn" (Philadelphia Inquirer), "aggressively pushes modern hip-hop into indie rock hipsterdom" (SPIN) "like a boastful, macho Janelle Monáe [who] attempts to bridge the 1950s and the 2050s" (Details). French-Cameroonian Afro-pean soul sisters Helene and Celia Faussart a.k.a. Les Nubians, share the bill. Brooklyn natives Aabaraki open the evening.

Storytime: Curious George - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
July 06, 2013 - West Nyack

Children are invited to hear a tale about this well-meaning monkey whose curiosity always gets him into trouble. Following the story, kids will make their own big, yellow hat to take home.

Next Stop: Story Car! - NY Transit Museum
July 06, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Children ages 4 and younger hear stories about vintage subway cars and play games inspired by characters from favorite transportation books.

Assignment: Subway - NY Transit Museum
July 06, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Kids learn about different subway jobs on a fun, interactive tour. They'll handle artifacts, explore special areas of the Museum, and make a badge for the subway job they would most like to have.

Sculpture Workshop: Upcycled Art - Socrates Sculpture Park
July 06, 2013 - Long Island City

Explore innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter. Join artists Bernard Klevickas and Barbara Lubliner to make a collaborative sculpture while recycling plastic waste. Kids learn techniques to transform plastic bottles and scraps into sculptural elements that will become part of a beautiful, glistening hanging sculpture.

Warm Up 2013 - MoMA PS1
July 06, 2013 - Long Island City

MoMA PS1 presents Warm Up 2013, beginning June 29 and taking place every Saturday this summer through September 7. Now celebrating its 16th year, the museum's highly anticipated outdoor music series will continue its tradition of introducing audiences to the best in experimental live music, sound, and DJs?both local and international?across a range of genres. Warm Up supports both established and emerging artists by creating a platform that allows for experimentation and provides a space for collaboration, new material, and side-projects. The annual series is held in MoMA PS1's courtyard, which this year will feature a temporary urban landscape by CODA called Party Wall, the winning design of the 14th annual Young Architects Program. Lineup The Martinez Brothers / Cuttin' Headz / New York, NY Kim Ann Foxman (DJ set) / New York, NY DJ Qu / Strength Music / New York, NY Anthony Naples / The Trilogy Tapes / New York, NY

Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour - Prospect Park Imagination Playground
July 06, 2013 - Flatbush

Gather 'round Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall and guest storytellers.

History in Your Hands: Pulling Weeds on the Farm - Lefferts Historic House
July 06, 2013 - Flatbush

Visitors of all ages can come and help Lefferts staff take care of the potato farm plot, medicinal and herb gardens, and berry patches by pulling weeds and helping to water. Bring a hat and a bottle of water and we will provide the tools and gloves.

Frankie Avalon - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
July 06, 2013 - East Meadow

Frankie Avalon released seven Top 40 records in 1959. His hits included �You Excite Me,� �Venus,� �Why,� and �A Perfect Love.� He later co-starred with Annette Funicello in the popular series of Beach Party movies. Bring a blanket or a folding chair.

Piper Theatre presents You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown - The Old Stone House
July 06, 2013 - Park Slope

The Tony-award winning musical based on Charles M. Schulz' beloved Peanuts gang comes to Brooklyn.

Summer Kick-Off - SOCK HOP! - Wilton Library
July 06, 2013 - Wilton

Come along all you cats and kittens and listen to the rocking sounds of the '50s. There will be hula-hoop contests, a '50s trivia program, and an Elvis look-alike contest. Enjoy some retro snacks such as candy and root beer floats and look for some fun giveaways too. So put on your saddle shoes and poodle skirts, your Elvis costumes and sunglasses and head on down to the Hop. For grades K and up with caregivers. No registration, no fee.

International African Arts Festival - Commodore Barry Park
July 06, 2013 - Wallabout/Fort Greene

Kids and family entertainment, dance performances, cultural discussions and symposiums, clowns and magicians, martial arts performances and fashion shows, a chess tournament, an African marketplace, and all kinds of representations of African culture in this four-day festival, now in its 42nd year.

Grow BIG - Brooklyn Children's Museum
July 06, 2013 - Crown Heights

Harvest seeds from fruits and veggies, create a seed bomb, or make a cutting of your favorite houseplant to take home. The Museum is growing something new each week!

The Brooklyn Community Wind Ensemble - Kingsborough Community College
July 06, 2013 - Manhattan Beach

The Wind Ensemble performs patriotic songs in recognition of Independence Day.

Meet-a-Mutt – Mutt-i-grees® - Stepping Stones Museum
July 06, 2013 - Norwalk

Enjoy a special canine storytime and discussion followed by a visit from a shelter dog. Pick up your "Mutt Hutt" keepsake and fill it up with a collectible photo of this month's featured dog. Shelter dogs courtesy of P.A.W.S. Free with museum admission, but tickets required. Limited space. For ages 4 and older. Children under 4 may come to meet the visiting dog at 11:40am.

Around the World Creative Kids - Stepping Stones Museum
July 06, 2013 - Norwalk

Be inspired by Japanese food and become a chef. Create a children's version of sushi called "Sushi sandwich." Free with museum admission, but tickets required. Limited space. For ages 2 and older.

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Central Park Family Scavenger Hunt - Central Park
July 06, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt! Kids and adults work together to explore the park below 72nd Street. To win, you’ll have to find Stuart Little, decipher a secret code by the pond seen in Home Alone 2, spot Cupid at the Carousel, unscramble a message in the sky and find a witch turned to stone. For ages 7 and up. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advance purchase is required via our website. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures’ Dancing Nudes Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
July 06, 2013 - New York

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 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.

Watson Adventures’ Ghosts of Greenwich Village Scavenger Hunt - Washington Square Park
July 06, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a haunted scavenger hunt for adults! Armed with a flashlight, you’ll visit ghost-plagued buildings and secret cemeteries while learning the stories of the restless souls you might disturb. Starring the spirits of Mark Twain, Aaron Burr, Edgar Allen Poe, Washington Irving, Thomas Paine, artist John LaFarge, The Shadow, Clement Clarke Moore, Mayor Jimmy Walker, Lee Chumley, Patrolman Schwartz, a few skeletons and various other apparitions, sudden chills, rustlings and knockings. Advance purchase is required via our website. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Disney's Winnie the Pooh Kids - Gateway Playhouse
July 06, 2013 - Bellport

DISNEY’S WINNIE THE POOH KIDS is a delightful new show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film welcomes audiences to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and sharing snacks.

South Pacific - John W. Engeman Theater
July 06, 2013 - Northport

Sailor hijinks, the danger of war, and the passion of young love are all joined together by Rogers and Hammerstein's score in one of the most popular musicals of all time.

GOODNIGHT MOON - John W. Engeman Theater
July 06, 2013 - Northport

Goodnight Moon, a book that has lulled children to sleep for over half a century, is celebrating its 66th anniversary. This musical adaptation with book, lyrics and music by Chad Henry was written by Margaret Wise Brown, with illustrations by Clement Hurd. This poem of goodnight wishes will be brought to life with fanciful song, dance and puppetry. Goodnight Moon will feature upbeat and charming songs, utilizing a live pianist and innovative puppetry to give life to the various objects in the bunny's room.

The Pirates of Treasure Island - Vanderbilt Carriage House Theater
July 06, 2013 - Centerport

Follow the adventures of young Jamie who falls heir to a treasure map and soon sails with his masters to Treasure Island with a crew of pirates chosen from the audience.

Family Adventures: Family Fun--Bat Safari - Connetquot River State Park Preserve
July 06, 2013 - Oakdale

Enjoy humorous indoor activities that separate myths from reality. Then take a short walk around the building to observe bats as they begin their evening hunt. Reservations required by calling 631-581-1072.

The Little Mermaid Jr. - CM Performing Arts Center
July 06, 2013 - Oakdale

Ariel, a fun-loving and mischievous mermaid, is off on the adventure of a lifetime with her best friend, the adorable Flounder, and the reggae-singing Caribbean crab Sebastian at her side. But it will take all of her courage and determination to make her dreams come true – to fall in love, become human and save her father's beloved kingdom from the sneaky sea witch Ursula.

Fourth of July Storytime - Barnes and Noble Smith Haven Mall
July 06, 2013 - Lake Grove

Three cheers for the red, white and blue. Children enjoy a patriotic storytime.

Cole Bros. Circus - Eisenhower State Park -Parking Lot 6A
July 06, 2013 - East Meadow

World's largest circus under the big top. Come out for all the fun of clowns and their antics. Enjoy a hysterically funny event with friends and family. You never really know what's going to happen with the guys under the big top.

Animals Alive - The Center at Maple Grove
July 06, 2013 - Kew Gardens

Science fun comes to Maple Grove. Enjoy this live hands on animal presentation. Animals to be brought in and discussed are the following Blue Tongued Skink, rabbit, dove, guinea pig and snake. Science Certificates presented to the children for attending each workshop. Can be used at participating schools for Extra Credit towards Science Grades in September.

We are the Wilderness - Cameo Gallery
July 06, 2013 - Brooklyn

Classically derived and indie-pop driven, with influences ranging from Philip Glass to SBTRKT, We Are The Wilderness supersedes traditional expectations.

Our Sinatra - 54 Below
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

The New York Times calls it "an utterly winning tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes. Superior entertainment!" This summer, 54 Below is delighted to tip our hat to arguably the greatest male vocalist of the 20th Century, Frank Sinatra. From the classic ballads of the 40's to the saloon and torch songs of the 50's and the swingin' sounds of the 60's, the entire Sinatra canon is celebrated by three of New York's most dynamic vocalists: Christopher Gines, Laurie Wells and Ronny Whyte. Relive your memories in a show that steers clear of imitation but layers on the joy and passion evoked by Sinatra's greatest hits. (No performance July 2.)

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.

Museum as Hub: Center for Historical Reenactments: After-after Tears - New Museum
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

CHR was an artist collective and curatorial platform in Johannesburg (2010-12) that explored social and political memory within postapartheid South Africa. The exhibition will present a site-specific response to New York, developed through their Museum as Hub residency.

Cambodian Rattan - The Sculptures of Sopheap Pich - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

This exhibition presents ten works by the contemporary Cambodian artist Sopheap Pich (born 1971), who lives and works in Phnom Penh. Pich works principally in rattan and bamboo, constructing organic open-weave forms that are solid and ethereal, representational and abstract. Much of his work is inspired by elements of the human anatomy or plant life. His constructions combine his training as a painter with the spatial conceptualization of a sculptor, creating three-dimensional objects that are largely defined by their graphic character. Pich's art consciously embodies his memories of culture and place. The exhibition will be installed in three spaces in the Asian galleries, including an integration into historical displays, and is part of the Museum's contribution to the New York-wide Season of Cambodia.

On Time/Grand Central at 100 - Grand Central Terminal
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

To celebrate Grand Central's 100th birthday, MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design present an exhibition featuring the work of more than a dozen contemporary artists who capture and reimagine moments in Grand Central Terminal - the site of the beginning and end of countless journeys for millions of travelers over the past century - and connect them with the present.

Paul Thek and His Circle: Gay in the 1950s - Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

Raw/Cooked: Michael Ballou - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 07, 2013 - Brooklyn

Ballou is the eighth artist in the continuing Raw/Cooked series, presented with support from Bloomberg and highlighting the work of under-the-radar Brooklyn artists. The Museum offers each of the participating artists a variety of unconventional spaces in which they may make art interventions, creating projects that draw inspiration from the architecture of the building and/or works from the Museum's collection.

'A Sport for Every Girl': Women and Sports in the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

Beginning in the late 1870s, tobacco producers used inventive imagery of actresses, athletes, politicians, animals, flags, and world capitals -- to name only a few of the hundreds of categories -- to advertise their brands.

Adhocracy - New Museum
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

The exhibition explores a new direction in contemporary design through twenty-five projects -- presented through artifacts, objects, and films. In the place of standardized, industrialized perfection, the exhibition embraces imperfection as evidence of an emerging force of identity, individuality, and nonlinearity in design.

Summertime Classics: The Planets - An HD Odyssey - New York Philharmonic
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

Performing works by John Adams, Offenbach, Strauss, and Holst.

iCreate Teen Art - Bruce Museum
Through July 07, 2013 - Greenwich

Organized by the Bruce Museum's Youth Committee, Youth@Bruce, this exhibition features approximately 40 juried works of fine art created by regional high school students. The work in oil, watercolor, acrylic, tempera, gouache, pastel, drawing media, traditional printmaking forms, mixed media, and digitally generated demonstrates the range and talent of today's young artists.

Sea Faire Festival - Captain's Cove
Through July 07, 2013 - Glen Cove

Enjoy rides, games, food, and more along the waterfront in Glen Cove. Admission is free but there is a charge for rides: $30 pay-one-price wristband; $20 in advance. There will be a fireworks show on Saturday at 9pm!

Tour Guide Talk - Concorde, Plane of the Future? - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

We now travel on subsonic airliners which take seven hours to cross the Atlantic, but from 1976 to 2003 it was possible to make the trip in half that time. This talk will touch on how Concorde came to be, the technological advances involved and the aviation records set by these aircraft.

Tour Guide Talk - The Greatest Generation and You - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

America changed on December 7th, 1941, when Pearl Harbor was attacked. While 16 million men and women served in uniform in World War II, many more Americans worked to support those serving overseas. This discussion will look into how these events may have affected you and your family.

Tour Guide Talk - Who Was Neil Armstrong? - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

This talk offers visitors a look back at the life and accomplishments of astronaut Neil Armstrong, who passed away in 2012. Everyone knows he was the first man on the moon, but what could prepare him for the unknown?

LIC Flea & Food - LIC Flea & Food
Through July 07, 2013 - Long Island City

Flea to LIC! Long Island City is home to the newest flea and food market in NYC--LIC Flea & Food. Starting June 15, and running every Saturday and Sunday this summer, bring your friends and family to kick off a fun and vibrant weekend on the Long Island City waterfront. The inaugural LIC Flea & Food will feature the best in food vendors in Queens, antiques, collectibles, art, crafts, fashion and more. Enjoy great eats, find a hidden treasure in the market, discover new artists and local vendors all while taking in breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. The food and festivities are conveniently located in a 24,000-square-foot lot at the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue in the heart of LIC. Just blocks from the 7, E, M and G trains as well as the East River Ferry and parking across the street. There will be a bus running back and forth from the ferry to the parking lot on Saturday and Sunday. Community partners include TF Cornerstone, The Queens Courier, LIC Partnership, Queens Economic Development Corporation and the East River Ferry.

Peconic Bay Medical Center Family Festival - Peconic Bay Medical Center
Through July 07, 2013 - Wading River

Enjoy rides, games, prizes, and festival foods. There will be a fireworks show on July 6.

Art For All Student Exhibit - Art League of Long Island
Through July 07, 2013 - Dix Hills

See the results of student work created by learning disabled and developmentally disabled adults served by ACLD, Inc. The workshop series and exhibition of student artwork is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. In Nassau and Suffolk Counties the Long Island Decentralization Grants for the Arts Program is administered by the Huntington Arts Council, Inc. June 3-July 7, 2013.

Sea-Faire Festival - Captain's Cove At Sunset Park
Through July 07, 2013 - Glen Cove

Celebrate The 4th Of July Weekend With Grucci fireworks, pirate treasure hunts, craft vendors, food, live music, kids entertainment and rides on the Oyster sloop, Christeen.

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.

Takuma Nakahira - Circulation: Date, Place, Events - Yossi Milo Gallery
Through July 12, 2013 - New York

Ken Price: Zoo - Franklin Parrasch Gallery
Through July 12, 2013 - New York

A survey exhibition focused exclusively on Price's ceramic cups and unique works on paper involving the depiction of animals. The show includes examples of some of the artist's most iconic subject matter, ranging from sea turtles, squid, tree frogs, and Gila Monsters to a host of other amphibious and subterranean characters. This is the first exhibition to illuminate Price's aesthetic engagement with Animalia.

Takuma Nakahira - Circulation: Date, Place, Events - Yossi Milo Gallery
Through July 12, 2013 - New York

The Japanese photographer's first solo show in the United States.

Midsummer Night Swing - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through July 13, 2013 -

Lincoln Center's 25th anniversary edition of Midsummer Night Swing takes place every Tuesday through Saturday, with 16 dazzling nights of dancing that take place at the band shell in Damrosch Park, on West 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.

Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating - Grey Art Gallery at NYU
Through July 13, 2013 - New York

The first major survey of works on paper by leading American sculptor Alice Aycock (born 1946), who is best known for her room-scale installations and outdoor sculptures that span the divide between art, architecture, and science. The exhibition focuses on Aycock's preparatory studies on paper, which she employs as laboratories for developing the multi-layered complexities of her three-dimensional works. Combining pragmatic information with imaginative fantasy, her drawings serve as engaging aesthetic entities in their own right.

National Juried Exhibition - First Street Gallery
Through July 13, 2013 - New York

Jehad Nga: New Work, Mali and Libya - Bonni Benrubi
Through July 13, 2013 - New York

Featuring new work from Mali and Libya by acclaimed artist.

The Nineties - Spanierman Modern
Through July 13, 2013 - New York

'South Pacific' - Summer Theatre Festival at Waveny Park
Through July 13, 2013 - New Canaan

Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. The show runs Wednesday through Sunday, June 15 through July 13.

Velazquez's Portrait of Francesco I d'Este - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

Among the most distinctive portraits by Diego Velazquez is one he painted of Francesco I d'Este (1610-58), the Duke of Modena, during the duke's visit to Madrid in 1638 to secure the support of Philip IV. The duke is shown in armor, wearing a red sash, his head turned toward the viewer. It is a work that conveys a quality of arrogance and sensuality, and is a high watermark in the history of baroque portraiture, while also illustrating the importance of Velazquez's portraits to Spanish diplomacy. In 1843 the painting was acquired by the Galleria Estense -- one of the most prestigious of Italy's regional museums -- in Modena, Italy, and it has never before been lent to an institution in the United States. This special, three-month loan coincides with the re-installation of the Metropolitan's collection of Old Master paintings. It not only makes accessible to an American public one of the least known of Velazquez's works, but also calls attention to the severe damage suffered throughout the Italian region of Emilia Romagna after a devastating earthquake in May 2012. The Galleria Estense has been temporarily closed due to the damage it sustained.

Pre-Columbian Remix: The Art of Enrique Chagoya, Demián Flores, Rubén Ortiz-Torres, and Nadín Ospina - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through July 14, 2013 - Purchase

The Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College reopens on Sunday, April 28th with the provocative exhibition, "Pre-Columbian Remix: The Art of Enrique Chagoya, Demián Flores, Rubén Ortiz-Torres, and Nadín Ospina." (The Museum had been closed for ten months during extensive renovation work.) The memory of pre-Columbian cultures, of its icons and myths, is ever present throughout Latin America. In fact, in most Latin American countries, the very idea of Pre-Columbian heritage (indigenous culture before European colonization) has been a strategy to reinforce national unity. But this trend is being challenged by four leading Latin American artists, whose work is the focus of the exhibition, "Pre-Columbian Remix," on view at the Neuberger Museum of Art, from April 28 through July 14, 2013. By fusing ancient Aztec, Mayan, or Incan art forms with pop-culture imagery in an ironic and often humorous manner, the artists address present day concerns relating to universal themes of consumption, corruption, and globalization. The result is an engaging, provocative, 21st-century composite portrait. Re-mixed, and renewed, the past becomes accessible under very different perspectives. "By re-mixing elements from different times and places in novel ways, the work of the artists presented here offers a new reading of history," notes Patrice Giasson, curator of the exhibition. "The past is not conceived as a long narrative of successive events in time, but rather as something integrated into the present. This allows the artists to inscribe their own time and concerns into the historical framework." "Pre-Columbian Remix" features more than 90 works of art, including stone sculptures, lithographs, large-scale paintings, platinum and cyanotype prints, and a monumental outdoor inflatable sculpture, on loan from different locations in the Americas (Bogota, Mexico City, San Diego, New Jersey, New York). The works are by Enrique Chagoya, Demian Flores, Ruben Ortiz Torres, and Nadin Ospina. Enrique Chagoya (b. 1953, Mexico City, Mexico; lives and works in San Francisco, CA) Chagoya makes paintings and prints about the changing nature of culture. By juxtaposing secular, popular, and religious symbols, he creates deceptively friendly points of entry for the discussion of complex issues. Pop icons such as Mickey Mouse and Superman are placed side by side with ancient sacred images to create a tension and dialogue between different cultures. The artist addresses colonialism and oppression. Explains Chagoya: "Cultures are transformed and often completely destroyed by conquering ones. The world is endlessly re-mapped and re-named, with new rules and rulers in recurrent holocausts...This is the raw material for my art." Demian Flores (b. 1971, Oaxaca, Mexico; lives and works in Mexico City and Oaxaca) This is the first exhibition of Demian Flores' work in New York, and the most complete survey exhibition he has had in the United States to date. With an intense, direct style, Flores anchors his work in the reality of contemporary Mexico. He mixes images from Mexico's past and present – pre-Columbian warriors, fertility figures, and pyramids, with present day comic book characters and appropriated images from pop culture, such as baseball, soccer, and boxing. This hybrid product reflects controlled violence, and his concerns about the survival of pre-Columbian roots in a world increasingly homogenized by globalization and a different sort of colonization achieved by the bombardment and power of mass media imagery. All this, the artist believes, leads to alienation and a cultural identity crisis in Oaxacan communities. Ruben Ortiz-Torres (b. 1964, Mexico City, Mexico; lives and works in Los Angeles and San Diego, CA) The work of Ortiz-Torres also addresses hybridization, the blend of Mexican and American cultures and what happens when those cultures come together. A resident of Los Angeles, Ortiz-Torres is concerned with transnational cultural media and objects...photography, video, film, painting, baseball caps, custom cars, machinery, puppets, and the collisions of art and culture. "My work interacts with the cultural and iconographic post-national chaos," he once commented. He sees uncertainty, dislocation, and the creative compromises that characterize peoples and places--and considers the possibilities. With the world in transition, he addresses the implications of multiculturalism and the politics of identity. Nadin Ospina (b. 1960 Bogota, Colombia; lives and works in Bogota) Pre-Columbian Remix is the most representative and complete exhibition of Ospina's work to be exhibited in New York. It includes works from one of the artist's most significant body of work known as "El Sueño Americano" (The American Dream). This exhibition also includes Ospina's giant inflatable sculpture, "The Stroller," which was presented at the 7th Havana Biennial (2000) and at the 49th Venice Biennial (2001), and on view now for the first time in New York. "Pre-Columbian Remix: The Art of Enrique Chagoya, Demian Flores, Ruben Ortiz-Torres, and Nadin Ospina" is organized by Patrice Giasson, Alex Gordon Associate Curator of Art of the Americas. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue edited by Giasson, with additional essays by Joaquin Barriendos, Jaime Ceron, Serge Gruzinski, and Julian Kreimer. Support for Pre-Columbian Remix is provided by the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art, and ArtsWestchester, with support from Westchester County Government. Additional funding is provided by Krytzia and Eugenio Minvielle, the Alex Gordon Estate, and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. The Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College engages and inspires diverse audiences by actively fostering the study, appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of modern art, African art, and the art of our time. The Museum is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road in Purchase, New York (Westchester).

The Woolworth Building @ 100 - Skyscraper Museum
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

A masterpiece of early 20th-century art and technology, the Woolworth Building celebrates its centennial year in the process of conversion, with office space remaining below and luxury residences planned for the upper tower. Still radiant on the lower Manhattan skyline, the landmark heralds both the past and future of New York.

My Life Ruined by Sex: The Works of William Kent - Museum of Sex
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

This exhibition explores William Kent's (1919-2012) calamitous life through his art, highlighting his skill and creativity as well as the paradoxes that drove him, bringing his erotically charged work back to New York for the first time in nearly 50 years. From rising art star to recluse, self-taught printmaker and sculptor William Kent in many respects embodied the title of his semi-autobiographical 1964 print, "My Life Ruined By Sex". While Kent's first foray into the formal art world in New York in 1962 was met with positive reviews, with the New York Times declaring him a "definite discovery" in 1963 and noting that Kent was an artist "with one eye on old carvings of the cigar store Indian type and the other on Pop art at its most saucy," these positive reviews could not protect him from the censorship of the time and the detrimental impact his political critique would have upon his career. His 1965 exhibition of sexual-political prints at the Castellane Gallery in new York City entitled "Sex and Violence, Or Erotic and Patriotic Prints!" turned out to be the last straw and following its opening, and Kent was dismissed from his post at the John Slade Ely House, in part for creating "sick" works in its premise. Kent never fully recovered from the aftermath of this exhibition, losing his footing once and for all within the formal New York City-centric art scene he revered. He took solitary refuge in his barn in Durham, Connecticut, continuing to make prints regularly until 1977 when he turned his attention to wood sculpture, focusing on large scale pieces of everyday objects. Though far removed from the New York City art scene he so coveted after 1965, his creative output over the course of six decades never ceased. Kent carried out most of his life as a solitary, indigent, and overlooked master. This exhibition seeks to rectify this by bringing attention to his prints, slates, sculpture and personal ephemera, placing a life and a life's work in context.

Stag Kids Reading Club - Fairfield University Bookstore
Through July 14, 2013 - Fairfield

Students in grades 1-8 are invited to join this incentive based reading program in partnership with the Bridgeport Bluefish and Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Read a minimum of 5 books and write one original book review between April 14 - July 14, 2013 and receive one free ticket to the Bridgeport Bluefish game on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 1:05pm. Additional tickets are available for purchase for $10. The Stag Kids Reading group will meet the players before the game for a private autograph session, run the bases after the game and a public announcement will acknowledge the students' reading success. One lucky member chosen at random will get to throw out the first pitch. Other raffle prizes include two free tickets to any Quick Center Performance Series Event (no expiration date) and a $25 Gift Card to the Fairfield University Bookstore (no expiration date).

2013 Doodle 4 Google Showcase - American Museum of Natural History
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

The American Museum of Natural History and Google have teamed up to present and showcase this year's 2013 Doodle 4 Google winners. The annual Doodle 4 Google competition invites students (grades K-12) across the country to submit their designs of the Google logo based off this year's theme "My Best Day Ever..."

Please Come to the Show, Part I (1960-1980) - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through July 15, 2013 - Midtown

Since its beginnings, the MoMA Library has housed several collections of artists' files and subject files, which contain assorted printed ephemera like announcement cards, press clippings, posters, and flyers. These materials illustrate an elaborate range of artistic activities and can contain unique elements from an artist's practice. This two-part exhibition gathers a sample of innovative printed invitations, small posters, and flyers from the early 1960s to the present. The selection traces ways in which artists, designers, and galleries have used invitation cards and other printed announcements as a part of the staging of conceptual works, installations, performances, and other time-based events and screenings. This diverse grouping of ephemera explores the various, surprising ways that we have been invited to experience art.

A Summer of Inspiration at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through July 19, 2013 - New York

The weather is heating up, and so is the atmosphere at Agora Gallery as we present art that has the ability to inspire and energize. The French Perspective: Contemporary Art from France features artworks that seem to have a life of their own, infused as they are with the passion and power of the artists who created them. Delightfully poised between the simplicity of frankness and the complexity of a conscious awareness of the world, the works speak in a language that is both compelling and persuasive. In Pathway to Abstraction, artists glory in the wonder of life and their own comprehension of it, passing on a message of optimism and understanding to us through their work. These works will capture your attention and enthrall your emotions, bringing you in to become an active interpreter of what you see. Sensorial Realms introduces us to a sense of mystery that seems to infect and enliven the banal and the everyday. The essence of creativity animates every aspect of the works, though each artist has allowed impulse and their artistic process to guide them in different ways and to produce a mood and atmosphere unique to them and their work. The exhibitions begin on June 28, 2013 and run until July 19, 2013 The opening reception takes place on the evening of Thursday, July 11, 2013. Entrance is free and art lovers looking for inspiration are warmly encouraged to attend and meet some of the artists who created these dazzling works. Featured Artists: Sensorial Realms - Nate Booth | Doug DePice | Ted De Toy | Jack Graves III | Rachel Hamburger | Charles Howard | Belen Jauregui | Royah Loie | Per Nylen | Vitaliy Osovskyy | Andrea Steorts. The French Perspective: Contemporary Art from France - Olivia Boa | Nicolas Brangi | Anne-Laure Colmon | Sonya Dziabas | Krzis-Lorent FrédériqueK | Rodolphe Gire | Christophe Horiot | Jean Louis Pauly | Jade Rougerie | Clément Wurmser. Pathway to Abstraction - Tiril | Lia Calamia | Melody Hawtin | Biddy Hodgkinson | Angela S. Jaeger | Terry Kindley | Koki Morimoto | Janette Newman | Julianne Raymond | Elisabeth Schael | Daishi Suzuki | Loreta Teodorova | Gabe Tong.

Mr. M's Movies - Rockville Centre Public Library
Through July 19, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Come out and see Quartet. PG-13, 98 mins. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.

The Last Laugh - apexart
Through July 20, 2013 - New York

Because it is unknowable and ambiguous, there is power in laughter. The motivation for this exhibition is to pursue research into laughter as a destabilizing force, emancipated from the joke and entering the realm of power relationships, reactions to political landscapes and human emotion.

Ceres Member Group Show - Ceres Gallery
Through July 20, 2013 - New York

Anne Mondro - Anatomia - Ceres Gallery
Through July 20, 2013 - New York

Anatomia explores the complexity of human relationships during times of physical and emotional struggles.

BANK ON THIS - Yorktown Museum
Through July 20, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

An extensive collection of glass banks will be on display in this patrons' showcase. Most of the banks are from the early half of the 20th century. Many of the banks served a duel purpose. Candy, condiments, syrup, and drink mixes would be sold, and the containers would later serve as banks. Pigs, globes, patriotic, and holiday shapes will be shown. Jean and Roy Russo have generously given the Yorktown Museum their large collection of banks and this is the first time it will be on display.

Miya Ando - Mujo (Impermanence) - Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Through July 20, 2013 - New York

New York-based emerging artist Miya Ando debuts recent work in her first solo exhibition at Sundaram Tagore Gallery. A descendant of Bizen sword makers, Ando was raised among sword smiths and Buddhist priests in a temple in Okayama, Japan. Combining traditional techniques of her ancestry with modern industrial technology, Ando skillfully transforms sheets of burnished steel and anodized aluminum into ephemeral abstractions suffused with subtle gradations of color.

Anne Siems: Healing - Littlejohn Contemporary
Through July 20, 2013 - New York

By adopting 17th- and 18th- century American folk motifs, Seattle-based Anne Siems' portraits and still life paintings emit a haunting awkwardness. With rosy cheeks, haunted gaze and flattened features, Siems' highly stylized figures inhabit a dreamy colonial landscape. As the world itself seems frozen in time, the transparent figures float in the foreground, forever youthful and mysterious. The delicate patterning found in traditional embroidery is the main element used to define their clothing. A thick application of paint, at times intentionally crackled to create the effect of an aged surface, emphasizes folk painting and faux antiquity. Siems' paintings 'borrow backwards' with a refreshing whimsy and off kilter grace, participating in the current revival of 'old, weird America.'

Legends in Concert - Gateway Playhouse
Through July 20, 2013 - Bellport

This Vegas-style crowd pleaser features Neil Diamond, Liza Minnelli, Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Tina Turner and Stevie Wonder.

Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road - China Institute
Through July 21, 2013 - New York

Addressing art and ritual practices of the Northern dynasties (420-589) and the Tang dynasty (618-907) with excavated art works, high relief clay figures, wooden sculptures, silk banners, and molded bricks. A group of treasured Buddhist sutras from the famous Cangjingdong (The Hidden Library Cave) will illustrate the story behind Dunhuang's historic discovery. A magnificent replica of the 8th century cave that houses the beautiful Bodhisattva of the Mogao Grottoes and an illustrious central pillar from the 6th century will also be prominently displayed to recall the actual cave setting.

IMAGES 2013 - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through July 21, 2013 - Fairfield

Fairfield Museum and History Center's fifth annual juried photography exhibition features a solo photography exhibition by internationally renowned photographer and Connecticut native, Phil Trager. May 3-July 21, 2013.

IMAGES 2013 and Solo Exhibition by Philip Trager - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through July 21, 2013 - Fairfield

Fairfield Museum and History Center's fifth annual juried photography exhibition features a solo photography exhibition by internationally renowned photographer and Connecticut native, Phil Trager. IMAGES has become a highly-regarded exhibition to celebrate the exceptional work of 60 talented photographers from New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. May 3-July 21, 2013.

Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story - Mixed Media - Queens Botanical Garden
Through July 21, 2013 - Flushing

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can and illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species. The exhibit is on display in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery.

IMAGES 2013: Solo Exhibit by Philip Trager, internationally renowned photographer and 5th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through July 21, 2013 - Fairfield

The exhibition features solo photography by internationally renowned photographer and Connecticut native, Phil Trager. IMAGES, which has become a highly-regarded exhibition to celebrate the work of 60 talented photographers from New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts is being sponsored by The Bank of Fairfield, Southport Galleries, Moffly Media and Fairfield University. Through July 21, 2013.

Art Exhibit: Fish and Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media - Queens Botanical Garden
Through July 23, 2013 - Flushing

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. It illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species. The exhibit is on display at the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery from April 22 through July 22. Visitors will be invited to create their own art at an interactive print-making station that will remain in the Gallery for the duration of the exhibition, and also to take part in community art projects, open to all ages, at QBG’s April 28th Arbor Festival as well as the June 23rd Summer Solstice Celebration. The opening reception for this exhibit will be on April 26 from 6-9pm

The Universe Within Art by Govinda Sah "Azad" - Tibet House US Gallery
Through July 24, 2013 - New York

Tibet House US has announced their upcoming art exhibit, The Universe Within, which will showcase the masterful works of renowned Nepalese artist Govinda Sah "Azad". The exhibit will run from May 23, 2013 through July 24, 2013, with an opening reception to be held on May 23rd from 6-8pm ET. A portion of all sales will benefit Tibet House US and its ongoing work to preserve and present Tibetan culture. Govinda Sah "Azad" is a celebrated, young Nepalese artist who studied in Nepal, Bangladesh, as well as London, where he is now based. The Universe Within, his first solo exhibition in the US, is an impressive display of his blossoming personal style -- an introspective of the human life and soul through the study and display of creative cosmic, nebulous, and celestial occurrences. His paintings sometimes include vivid colors, but the paramount focus is the sharp and breathtaking contrast he creates between darkness and light. Govinda's work encapsulates the Buddhist philosophy of inversion, an analysis of the macrocosm of the beyond in attempt to provide an awareness of inner humanity. Through his awe-inspiring depictions of the birth of stars and interactions between clouds, Govinda urges human understanding and recognition of a cosmic energy within. In 2010, Govinda's art was presented at the 7th conference on The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena (INSAP VII) in the UK. INSAP conferences are a series of international meetings held to observe and explore the effects of the stars and sky on art, literature, myth, and other forms of cultural history. This year he will be presented at the 8th conference taking place at the American Museum of Natural History on July 7-12, 2013.

Patrick Strzelec - Gary Snyder Gallery
Through July 26, 2013 - New York

Strzelec's first exhibition in New York in over a decade. Seven of the artist's meticulously crafted mixed media sculptures will be on view, as well as a selection of preparatory drawings.

Victor Pesce - Elizabeth Harris Gallery
Through July 26, 2013 - New York

We Hold These Truths-The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through July 26, 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 We Hold These Truths and use the clues to complete a message. Please check the museum's website for summer hours. This program runs through July 26.

Wolf Kahn - Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe
Through July 26, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of recent paintings by Wolf Kahn.

Shi Zhiying - The Relics - James Cohan Gallery
Through July 26, 2013 - New York

Shanghai born painter SHI ZHIYING is known for her stark black-and-white paintings of rather uniform vistas -- the wide, open sea; Zen sand gardens; blades of grass -- all which occupy and fill viewers' horizons. This is the painter's debut exhibition in the US.

Paul McCarthy - Life Cast - Hauser & Wirth
Through July 26, 2013 - New York

Paul McCarthy - Rebel Dabble Babble - Hauser & Wirth
Through July 26, 2013 - New York

SUMMER OPEN GYM NIGHTS FOR TEENS - Westchester County Center
Through July 26, 2013 - White Plains

The county's largest community center, the Westchester County Center, opens its doors for Open Gym nights, where teens can beat the heat and summer doldrums as they socialize, work on athletic skills, and stay physically active in a safe, drug- and alcohol-free environment. During the program, teens in grades 6-12 can have fun in air-conditioned comfort while they shoot hoops, play chess or other board games, or compete in traditional recreational activities like foosball, Noc hockey, and ping pong. Teens will be supervised by adult staff of the County Parks Department. Admission and parking at the County Center lot are free for these events. Open Gym will run Mondays through Fridays, from 6-10pm, beginning Monday, July 1, and will run through Friday, July 26; there will be no Open Gym on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. The Open Gym program is sponsored by Westchester County Parks. The Westchester County Center is located at 198 Central Park Avenue in White Plains. For more information about Open Gym nights, call the County Center at 914-995-4050, or log on to countycenter.biz.

All of Me - Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
Through July 27, 2013 - New York

An exhibition we don't often experience in New York City, center of the art world, home to a constantly shifting, cutting edge contemporary scene. Intellectualism, irony, 'it' girls. Comprised of a varied swath of contemporary artists, this exhibition has been brought together by gallerist, Stephan Stoyanov, as an ardent and exhaustive tribute to his brother, Bobby.

Munch | Warhol and the Multiple Image - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through July 27, 2013 - New York

An exhibition that brings together two of the 20th century's most prolific and inventive printmakers - Norwegian Edvard Munch and American Andy Warhol. Co-curated by Dr. Patricia G. Berman and Pari Stave and organized in honor of the 150th anniversary of Munch's birth, the exhibition closely examines four graphic images produced by Munch at the turn of the century - The Scream, Madonna, The Brooch. Eva Mudocci, Self-Portrait with Skeleton Arm - and later revisited by Andy Warhol in a little-known but extraordinary series of prints from 1984. Comprising over 30 original works from private and museum collections - some of which will be seen for the first time - the exhibition reveals remarkable affinities between the two artists: a preoccupation with themes of anxiety and alienation, ideal beauty, sex and mortality, and an ability to skillfully mine the iconic power of the image to craft their own mythic identities in self-portraits and in life.

Paul McCarthy - Life Cast - Hauser & Wirth
Through July 27, 2013 - New York

Simon Denny - All you need is data: the DLD 2012 Conference REDUX rerun - Petzel Gallery
Through July 27, 2013 - New York

Lincoln Center Festival - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through July 28, 2013 - New York

Highlights of this year's festival include: Damon Albarn's Monkey: Journey to the West; the US premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen's Michaels Reise Um Die Erde; Shun-kin, directed by Simon McBurney, in a collaboration between Complicite and Tokyo's Setagaya Public Theater; Murmurs from the French director-actor team of Victoria Thierree Chaplin and Aurelia Thierree; and Les Liaisons Dangereuses, a production from Paris' Theatre de l'Atelier, directed by John Malkovich.

John Singer Sargent Watercolors - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

This landmark exhibition unites for the first time the John Singer Sargent watercolors acquired by the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the early twentieth century. The culmination of a yearlong collaborative study by both museums, John Singer Sargent Watercolors explores the watercolor practice that has traditionally been viewed as a tangential facet of Sargent's art making. The ninety-three pieces on display provide a once-in-a-generation opportunity to view a broad range of the artist's finest production in the medium. Brooklyn's thirty-eight watercolors, most of which have not been on view for decades, were largely purchased from Sargent's 1909 debut exhibition in New York. Their subjects include Venetian scenes (The Bridge of Sighs), Mediterranean sailing vessels, intimate portraits (A Tramp), and Bedouin subjects (Bedouins). Boston's watercolors, purchased in 1912, are more highly finished than the Brooklyn works. They feature subjects from his travels to the Italian Alps, the villa gardens near Lucca, and the marble quarries of Carrara, as well as portraits. The exhibition also presents nine oil paintings, including Brooklyn's An Out-of-Doors Study, Paul Helleu and His Wife (1889) and Boston's The Master and His Pupils (1914). New discoveries based on scientific study of Sargent's pigments, drawing techniques, and paper preparation are featured in a special section deconstructing his techniques. Select works throughout the exhibition are paired with videos that show a contemporary watercolor artist demonstrating some of Sargent's methods.

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.

At War with the Obvious: Photographs by William Eggleston - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 28, 2013 - New York

The Met presents the work of this idiosyncratic artist, whose influences are drawn from disparate if surprisingly complementary sources -- from Walker Evans and Henri Cartier-Bresson in photography to Bach and late Baroque music. Many of Eggleston's most recognized photographs are lush studies of the social and physical landscape found in the Mississippi delta region that is his home. From this base, the artist explores the awesome and, at times, the raw visual poetics of the American vernacular.

Exhibit: Distant Landscapes by Todd Shapera - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through July 28, 2013 - Scarsdale

For more than two decades, Todd Shapera has been fortunate to document life in remote corners of the planet. Along the way, he's been passionate about capturing the landscapes, often at dawn or dusk when the light is magical, at far away places including Patagonia, the Himalayas, Yukon Rivers, Siberia, Equatorial Rainforests, African Preserves, and more. All are regions with sensitive ecology that are now threatened by global warming. This exhibit will feature highlights from this work. Exhibit runs through July 28, 2013.

Monkey: Journey to the West - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through July 28, 2013 - New York

A musical retelling of the Chinese classic by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. Equal parts epic musical theater and stunning animation, this production includes a cast of Chinese acrobats, singers, contortionists, martial artists, and animated displays. This event tells the story of a monk, who journeys from China to India to find the Buddha and receive the scriptures' enduring impossible challenges. The Monkey King leads the monk and his protectors, creating havoc along the way. Performed in Mandarin with English subtitles.

Bike NY: Learn to Ride-Kids - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5
Through July 28, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

This free group class is for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. Through a safe, easy, effective method, Bike New York's experienced instructors help parents teach their kids how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Register at bikenewyork.org.

Tunes For Tots - T&M Unique-Bow Tique
Through July 29, 2013 - Franklin Square

Tunes for Tots is a new program developed by two licensed teachers for infants ages 5 months to 1 year as a Mommy and Me program. The purpose is to develop rhythm, rhyme and song for babies. Classes are held on Monday mornings. Space is very limited. Please call Ms. Pat for details and to reserve a spot.

A Trip from Here to There - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through July 30, 2013 - New York

Over the course of two years, from 2008 to 2010, the artist Mateo Lopez traveled through his native Colombia, from Bogota to Cali to Medellin. Crisscrossing vast expanses of territory via Vespa, Lopez made drawings, rendering the ordinary objects he encountered in precise detail. In a country occupied by government forces and paramilitary rebels, traveling itself -- and the diaristic drawing that served as documentation -- became an act of resistance. Using Lopez's Viaje sin movimiento -- an installation of his drawings from this journey -- as a starting point, A Trip from Here to There explores practices and works generated by walking and wandering. As members of exploratory expeditions and surveys, painters and draftsmen have long played key roles in the plotting and investigation of place. However, in the second half of the 20th century, the journey itself became both medium and subject for many artists. In some works, a walk or sojourn is precisely documented via maps and charts, dates and times, while in others, wandering's inherent detours and deviations are exploited, resulting in collages of impressions or graphs of explored terrain. For some artists, drawing is both nomadic and solitary, while for others it is a way to engage with one's environment and its inhabitants. In addition to Lopez, featured artists include Marcel Broodthaers, Juan Downey, Hamish Fulton, Brion Gysin, Mona Hatoum, Richard Long, Jorge Macchi, and Robert Morris. Genzken's work has been part of the artistic discourse since she began exhibiting in the mid-1970s, but over the last decade a new generation has been inspired by her radical inventiveness. The past 10 years have been particularly productive for Genzken, who, with a new language of found objects and collage, has created several bodies of work that have redefined assemblage for a new era. These groups of sculptures range from smaller, diorama-like works to room-filling installations.

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.

Playing It Safe - Jewish Children's Museum
Through July 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

The Jewish Children's Museum hosts a series of safety related workshops for children throughout July. A general safety program runs on weekdays (except Fridays, when the museum is closed) with a special event on various Sundays. They include an Open Ambulance Day (July 7 and 14), a Safety Adventure day in which children can learn what street signs tell them (July 21). Consult the Museum's website for more information.

Fun For Cure Adaptive Tennis/Wally Ball - New Rochelle Racquet Club
Through July 31, 2013 - New Rochelle

Every Tuesday at 4pm during the month of July, children with special needs and chronic illnesses (and their parents) are invited to run around on the racquetball courts with their siblings and make new friends. All participants are encouraged and motivated to have non-competitive fun while picking up a few tennis and wallyball skills. Parents can join in but are not required to. Juice and chips are provided for the children. $10 includes equipment, instruction, play time, and a short meeting afterward to assess goals, needs, observations, and progress.

Magic Mondays - Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Rudy's Restaurant
Through July 31, 2013 - Hartsdale

Every Monday from 5-7pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. July 8, 15, 22, and 29.

12x12 project at QBG - Queens Botanical Garden
Through July 31, 2013 - Flushing

12x12 is a model display of a sustainably-built, off-grid tiny house. The house is a simple modular space with a rainwater-collecting butterfly roof, and wall panels inscribed with text and information from William Powers’ book “12x12” which details his experience living in the structure. These panels will vary and be movable, allowing the structure to grow and evolve as various artists and invited groups take up short-term residence.

12x12 project at QBG - Queens Botanical Garden
Through July 31, 2013 - Flushing

12x12 is a model display of a sustainably-built, off-grid tiny house. The house is a simple modular space with a rainwater-collecting butterfly roof, and wall panels inscribed with text and information from William Powers’ book “12x12” which details his experience living in the structure. These panels will vary and be movable, allowing the structure to grow and evolve as various artists and invited groups take up short-term residence. http://habitatforartists.org/

Barings in America - An Interactive Investment Experience - Museum of American Finance
Through July 31, 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?

Little Artists - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through July 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers explore arts and crafts in a late morning or early afternoon session.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through July 31, 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. July 4, 11, 18, and 25.

John Singer Sargent Watercolors - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 31, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Children love painting with watercolors. Here they can examine the work of master watercolorist John Singer Sargent via a collaboration between the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Art, Boston. In all, 93 pieces are on display, exemplifying the beauty and majesty of watercolor art.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through July 31, 2013 - White Plains

Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each bite. Parents can enjoy three-course meal (salad, entree, and chocolate), and kids under 14 can have two courses (entree and chocolate), all for a fixed price every Sunday in July from 12-4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

Bargemusic presents Music in Motion - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through July 31, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

These neighborhood family concerts are one-hour long and include a Q&A with the musicians afterward. Perfect for young listeners and budding musicians.

Tale Waggers Training @ The Field Library - Field Library
Through July 31, 2013 - Peekskill

Kids in 2nd grade and up who love to tell stories will train to join the library's storytelling group and perform in public. Training consists of three sessions, and will meet July 9, 16, and 23. Children will memorize story details, act out parts, and use different voices and gestures. Games and videotaping, with twists, turns, and lots of humor. Sign-up is required.

Yoga Classes for Adults - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through July 31, 2013 - Scarsdale

Yoga is all about being the best you can be physically, mentally, and spiritually. Join in this yoga class, taught by Nancy, a certified yoga and fitness instructor with over 20 years of experience. Classes held outdoors weather permitting, indoors if needed, and run for an hour. Bring your own mat. Call for more information and multi-class discount. Mondays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 6:30pm; Fridays, July 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 9am; Saturdays July 6, 13, 20, and 27.

Passport to Imagination - Low-Cost Kids Crafting Classes - Michaels
Through July 31, 2013 - Hartsdale

Participants will join a worldwide voyage to learn about the seven continents and their cultures, wildlife, and landmarks. Kid explorers will meet three times a week in their local Michaels classroom on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for two hours, from 10am-12pm, for only $2 per session, supplies included.

Passport to Imagination - Low-Cost Kids Crafting Classes - Michaels
Through July 31, 2013 - Pelham Manor

Participants will join a worldwide voyage to learn about the seven continents and their cultures, wildlife, and landmarks. Kid explorers will meet three times a week in their local Michaels classroom on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for two hours, from 10am-12pm, for only $2 per session, supplies included.

Passport to Imagination - Low-Cost Kids Crafting Classes - Michaels
Through July 31, 2013 - Port Chester

Participants will join a worldwide voyage to learn about the seven continents and their cultures, wildlife, and landmarks. Kid explorers will meet three times a week in their local Michaels classroom on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for two hours, from 10am-12pm, for only $2 per session, supplies included.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through July 31, 2013 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts and crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. July 6: Make a Sailing on the Waves picture; July 13: Create a Summer Sun Window Hanging; July 20: Make Finger Print Flowers; July 27: Craft a Fuzzy Chick puppet.

The Walter & Joan Hobbs Art Gallery: Artists' Shows and Receptions - Mineola Public Library
Through July 31, 2013 - Mineola

Join the library's staff downstairs in the Walter & Joan Hobbs Art Gallery. Each month, a different artists' work will be on display for public viewing. The featured artist for July is Stephen Zimic, a photographer who uses high dynamic range photography (HDR) to capture scenic beauty. Come in to view nature, captured at its very best.

Nature Nicks Animal Adventure! - Long Island Game Farm
Through July 31, 2013 - Manorville

“Nature” Nick Jacinto is one of the most well-known animal handlers in the New York tri-state area. He and his animals have appeared on numerous TV shows and public events throughout the area. His TV credits include The Martha Stewart Show, The Wendy Williams Show, Petkeeping with Marc Morrone, and Good Morning America. Nick completed his undergraduate degrees in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and Speech Communications at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, NY. In addition to being a certified teacher, he is also one of the few animal handlers in New York State who currently holds six permits from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation which allow him to showcase many rare and unusual exotic animals. The animals used in Nature Nick’s programs are either former zoo animals who were injured and could not be placed back on exhibit or confiscated exotic pets. His shows are fast-paced, originally scripted and interspersed with his own brand of humor. Each show features 10-12 animals from all corners of the world including, but not limited to, kangaroos, monkeys, alligators, gigantic snakes, owls and falcons. July 1-July 31, 2013.

Renzo Piano Building Workshop - Fragments - Gagosian Gallery
Through August 02, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of more than 30 years of architectural projects by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Equal parts library reading room, school classroom, and natural history gallery, the exhibition consists of twenty-four tabletop displays of scale models, drawings, photographs, and video. Each tells the involved, inspiring story of the design process of a single building, from museums, libraries, and airports to private residences.

Group Exhibition - Casey Kaplan Gallery
Through August 02, 2013 - New York

East End Artists of the '50s and '60s - Levis Fine Art
Through August 03, 2013 - New York

As summer approaches, many New York School artists fled East Hampton for safe haven form the gridlock, noises, heat and stress of the City. They continued to work and play hard. Works by Elaine de Kooning, Hedda Sterne, Walter Plate, Ibram Lassaw and Grace Hartigan will be on view during our summer exhibition hours.

Walk Among Live Butterflies - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through August 04, 2013 - Scarsdale

The annual exhibit is held in a hoop house structure, adjacent to the greenhouse, so that visitors and butterflies can feel as if they are outdoors. In addition to colorful and fragrant flowering plants, there will be New York native butterflies, Monarchs, Painted Ladies, and Swallowtails fluttering from blossom to blossom in search of nourishing nectar. You may even observe them resting in a shady spot to cool off or see them sipping water from a puddle. While enjoying the beauty of these delicate creatures, learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, from egg and caterpillar stages, to chrysalis and butterfly, and discover the unique relationship between specific plants and butterflies. The exhibit is appropriate for all ages and free with Museum admission. Runs through August 4.

Making the Invisible Visible - Conservation and Islamic Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

Conservators and conservation scientists made many exciting and interesting discoveries as they and the curators re-examined the Museum's collection of Islamic art prior to the reopening of the New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia in November 2011. This exhibition will trace their investigative journey with a range of works of art providing new perspectives for appreciating this extraordinary collection.

Patronage and Power: Selections from the Asia Society Museum Collection - Asia Society and Museum
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

This exhibition comprises select pieces from Asia Society's Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection. The show explores the role of patrons of wealth and rank as dominating figures in the production of artistic creations. Approximately fifty examples of sculptureand ceramic from South, Southeast, and East Asia. The selection includes religious art, both Buddhist and Hindu. In addition, ceremonial objects that served as a visual structure for the governing patterns of patrons both for this life and beyond will be on view. Decorative functional objects such as plates and vases, and prized collectables like porcelains, which testify to the legitimacy and supremacy of rulers and aristocrats, round out the exhibition.

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.

As it were ... So to speak - A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom - The Jewish Museum
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

Artist Barbara Bloom has devoted her career to questioning the ways we perceive and value objects. With a light touch and subtle wit, she divines the meanings encoded in the things with which we surround ourselves. The Jewish Museum invited Bloom to create an installation drawn from its more than 26,000 works of ceremonial, decorative, and fine art. Her presentation sets a selection of over 270 pieces in unconventional contexts, and offers visitors new ways to view the Museum and its holdings. The exhibition she is creating materializes the idea of people in dialogue across time and space, inspired in part by Bloom's reflections on Talmudic discourse, which takes place over centuries. Integrating the former Warburg mansion's historic rooms into her concept, the artist envisions the space as both museum and home filled with imagined historical guests - Nefertiti, Emile Zola, George Gershwin and others - from diverse times engaged in discourse and argument. The subjects are wide-ranging and reflect ideas that have long interested the artist: inferring a whole from surviving remnants, navigating the intricacies of bestowing gifts, representing the unspeakable. Furniture-shaped display cases contain collection objects that the artist finds intriguing or appealing. For example, Torah pointers with their delicate hands and extended forefingers stand in for strings inside a piano; a cigar box owned by Sigmund Freud is displayed in a psychoanalyst's consultation space; and a Dreyfus Affair game board sits on a table with ancient Roman dice. Each tableau is accompanied by written passages suggesting conversations between people. These evocative juxtapositions of found texts, Bloom's writings, artworks, and cases, create unexpected connections and spark dialogue.

Six Things: Sagmeister & Walsh - The Jewish Museum
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

Artist Barbara Bloom has devoted her career to questioning the ways we perceive and value objects. With a light touch and subtle wit, she divines the meanings encoded in the things with which we surround ourselves. The Jewish Museum invited Bloom to create an installation drawn from its more than 26,000 works of ceremonial, decorative, and fine art. Her presentation sets a selection of over 270 pieces in unconventional contexts, and offers visitors new ways to view the Museum and its holdings. The exhibition she is creating materializes the idea of people in dialogue across time and space, inspired in part by Bloom's reflections on Talmudic discourse, which takes place over centuries. Integrating the former Warburg mansion's historic rooms into her concept, the artist envisions the space as both museum and home filled with imagined historical guests - Nefertiti, Emile Zola, George Gershwin and others - from diverse times engaged in discourse and argument. The subjects are wide-ranging and reflect ideas that have long interested the artist: inferring a whole from surviving remnants, navigating the intricacies of bestowing gifts, representing the unspeakable. Furniture-shaped display cases contain collection objects that the artist finds intriguing or appealing. For example, Torah pointers with their delicate hands and extended forefingers stand in for strings inside a piano; a cigar box owned by Sigmund Freud is displayed in a psychoanalyst's consultation space; and a Dreyfus Affair game board sits on a table with ancient Roman dice. Each tableau is accompanied by written passages suggesting conversations between people. These evocative juxtapositions of found texts, Bloom's writings, artworks, and cases, create unexpected connections and spark dialogue.

Objects from the Kharga Oasis - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

This selection of late Roman and Byzantine period objects from the Metropolitan Museum's excavations at the Kharga Oasis includes textiles, ceramics, and grave goods from an intact tomb.

HOMEwork: Selections from the Asia Society Museum Collection - Asia Society and Museum
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

As modern day lifestyles become increasingly fast-paced and transient the distinctions between personal and public space, work and leisure have become blurred. Many of the works by the eight artists featured in the exhibition address issues of labor while others examine the resiliency of communities in the face of environmental changes, whether man-made or through forces of nature. This exhibition features highlights from the Asia Society Museum's contemporary art collection.

The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia - Charting a New Empire - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

The Cyrus Cylinder is one of the most famous surviving icons from the ancient world. Excavated at Babylon in 1879, the Cylinder was inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform on the orders of the Persian king Cyrus the Great after he captured Babylon in 539 B.C. It marks the establishment of Persian rule and records how Cyrus restored shrines and allowed deported peoples to return home. Although not mentioned, it is thought to be at this time that the Jews returned to Jerusalem to build the Second Temple, as recorded in the Bible. The Cylinder and sixteen related works, all on loan from the Department of the Middle East in the British Museum, reflect the innovations initiated by Persian rule in the ancient Near East (550-331 B.C.) and chart a new path for this empire, the largest the world had known.

Inspired by Lin Tianmiao: Works by New York City Students - Asia Society
Through August 04, 2013 - Upper East Side

Inspired by Lin Tianmiao is part of a series of exhibitions that presents the work of New York City students created in response to the great artistic traditions of Asia. This year the exhibition presents student artwork inspired by leading Chinese artist, Lin Tianmiao. Students from four New York City elementary schools visited Asia Society in the fall of 2012 to view the exhibition Bound Unbound: Lin Tianmiao, which included her two-dimensional works and installations. With guidance from teachers and teaching artists, the students created new works of art based on their observations and reflections. The students' works are displayed alongside illustrations of some of the pieces that motivated them. The elements that were attractive, engaging, and captivating in her works of art varied for each individual. What students chose to emphasize in their own works throws light on both the process of artistic creation and on their own cultures’ personal histories. By displaying these fresh interpretations on traditional arts, the museum hopes to encourage other young visitors to exercise their creativity. Organized by Asia Society in collaboration with STUDIO IN A SCHOOL.

Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 05, 2013 - Midtown

In the early 1960s, Claes Oldenburg redefined the concept of sculpture. This exhibition offers the most comprehensive overview of Oldenburg's early career to date, including The Store, the artist's best-known body of work from this period. In December 1961, Oldenburg rented a small storefront on East Second Street in New York City and filled it with handmade, brightly painted sculptures that evoked the everyday commercial products sold in stores throughout the neighborhood. Oldenburg created several iterations of The Store in the years following, and for this exhibition a large selection of Store sculptures and drawings are brought together to demonstrate the breadth and complexity of Oldenburg's vision and the daring inventiveness of his execution. Oldenburg's rarely exhibited installation The Street is also on view. Predating The Store, this seminal work was inspired by the gritty environs of the Lower East Side in the late 1950s. A selection of Oldenburg's performances, which accompanied these early sculptural endeavors, is represented by films projected throughout the galleries. On view in The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium are the Mouse Museum and Ray Gun Wing. Created in the 1970s, these self-contained "museums" house careful arrangements of the artist's personal archives of American popular culture, along with various tests and experiments from his studio.

Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store - The Museum of Modern Art
Through August 05, 2013 - Midtown West

The new exhibition Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store, now open at The Museum of Modern Art, focuses on Oldenburg's early career and brings together a number of the artist's famed soft sculptures: an enormous hamburger seven-feet in diameter; an 11 foot-long ice cream cone; a giant BLT sandwich and a slice of cake; along with smaller sculptures of pastries, cheeseburgers, girls' dresses, and tennis shoes. The exhibition is a very family-friendly environment, for kids of all ages.

James Viscardi - Present Perfect - Ana Cristea Gallery
Through August 08, 2013 - New York

Welcome to the all inclusive, immersive lifestyle brand, predicated on our twenty-first century savoire faire. We accept change with a swipe, dive head first into the as-yet-defined domestic future. Please join us for the revolution. Ana Cristea Gallery cordially invites you to the induction of “Present Perfect,” serving bliss from June 28 – August 3, 2013. James Viscardi (b. 1985) was born and currently lives and works in New York. In 2011 he graduated from Royal College of Art in London with an MA in Painting, after receiving his BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design in 2008. Present Perfect will be Viscardi’s his first solo show in the United States. Viscardi describes his practice as an act of cannibalism in which the present of his canvases is co-opted from recycled fragments of a historical narrative. By shifting their context and incorporating elements from contemporary culture, they take on new meaning beyond the fragments of their former selves.

Teen Summer Challenge - Fairfield Public Library
Through August 08, 2013 - Fairfield

From June 24 to the Finale Party on August 8, Fairfield Public library asks teens to try different activities to explore the world around them. Go "Beneath the Surface" with favorite challenges from last year along with some new ones. Read, watch movies, eat food, make things, attend Library events and help in the community to earn points and badges for chances to win great prizes. Visit the library's website to sign up and find out more.

Celebrate Brooklyn! - Prospect Park Bandshell
Through August 10, 2013 - Park Slope

Celebrate Brooklyn! offers a diverse season of free concerts usually on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Highlights this season include a screening of Dracula with a live performance from the Philip Glass Ensemble (July 13.), The Waterboys (July 19), They Might Be Giants (Aug. 10), and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis in a special children's concert (Jun. 8).

Summer Reading Starts! - Fairfield Public Library
Through August 10, 2013 - Fairfield

Register online. Then read and record to get rewards and raffle prizes. Come to the Summer Reading Party on August 8. Go online to the Summer Reading Program Calendar for activities and classes for children of all ages.

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

'The Sound of Music' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through August 11, 2013 - Elmsford

A timeless classic and one of the world's best-loved musicals. Maria, a young, aspiring, but quirky, nun fills the lives of the Von Trapp children with "The Sound of Music" and captures the heart of their stern and lonely father. But will their harmonious lives be torn apart when their beautiful homeland is ravaged by war? Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning musical delights audiences with its uplifting story and irresistible score, including "Climb Every Mountain," "Do-Re-Mi," "Edelweiss," and "My Favorite Things." Show runs through August 11, 2013. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and Sunday Evenings including dinner.

LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 11, 2013 - Brooklyn

LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital uses social documentary and portraiture to create a personal visual history of an industrial town's decline. Through approximately 40 photographic works of her family and their hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania, Frazier offers an intimate exploration of the effects of deindustrialization on the lives of individuals and communities. Home to one of America's first steel mills, Braddock now has a population below 2,500 and has been declared a "distressed municipality." Frazier began to explore Braddock's history in her series Notion of Family, four examples of which are on view in this exhibition. That project uses the bodies of the artist, her mother, and her grandmother to both reveal complex intergenerational relationships and to serve as a metaphor for their town's decay. Frazier's portrayal of this American landscape is in stark contrast to images from a recent corporate ad campaign set in Braddock, which she felt not only erased the troubled realities of her endangered town but also excluded the community to which her family belongs. Frazier, whose work is featured in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, is Associate Curator for the Mason Gross galleries and teaches photography at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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.

R. B. Kitaj: Personal Library - The Jewish Museum
Through August 11, 2013 - New York

This exhibition features 33 screenprints from a suite of 50, created by the internationally celebrated painter and graphic artist, R. B. Kitaj in 1969. The portfolio, In Our Time, was acquired by the Museum in 2010. For this series, Kitaj reproduced from his personal library the covers of books that had a profound meaning for him. The images offer insights into the artist's psyche and form a remarkable artistic statement.

Old Masters, Newly Acquired - Morgan Library & Museum
Through August 11, 2013 - New York

Old Masters, Newly Acquired explores the recent growth of the Morgan's collection of drawings made before 1900. The past three years have been an exceptionally robust period during which important gifts, bequests, and purchases have both augmented and transformed the museum's holdings. Visitors have a unique opportunity to view many of these new additions spanning the Renaissance through the end of the nineteenth century. The exhibition showcases more than a hundred drawings, including major gifts from such notable collectors as former Morgan Director Charles Ryskamp, Trustees Eugene V. Thaw and Brooke Astor, and long-standing supporter Joseph McCrindle. An important group of recent purchases, including those made on the Sunny Crawford von Bulow Fund, highlights drawings selected by curators in their effort to build the collection. Discussions by curators and conservators -- accessible through complimentary audio guides -- will illuminate the creation, history, and acquisition of works in the show.

The Little Mermaid, Jr. - Summer Theatre Festival at Waveny Park
Through August 11, 2013 - New Canaan

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she's the girl with the enchanting voice. Weekends, June 15-August 11.

Cat in the Hat - Summer Theatre Festival at Waveny Park
Through August 11, 2013 - New Canaan

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat In The Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. June 20-August 11. Check the website for specific dates.

Summer Sundays on the Farm - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through August 11, 2013 - Stamford

Join an SM&NC educator or farmer for an up close look at Heckscher Farm. Visit the vegetable garden for some self-guided reading, planting or crafting, watch the otters have their lunch, meet one of the farm animals up close, help with a farm chore, explore a barn, join in a cooking project to take home and more. Activities and animals will change each week. Sundays, June 2-Aug 11, 2013.

Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 12, 2013 - New York

Bill Brandt is a founding figure in photography's modernist traditions, and this exhibition represents a major critical reevaluation of his heralded career. Brandt's distinctive vision -- his ability to present the mundane world as fresh and strange -- emerged in London in the 1930s, and drew from his time in the Paris studio of Man Ray. His visual explorations of the society, landscape, and literature of England are indispensable to any understanding of photographic history and, arguably, to our understanding of life in Britain during the middle of the 20th century. Brandt's activity during the Second World War, long distilled by Brandt and others to a handful of now-iconic pictures of moonlit London during the Blackout and improvised shelters during the Blitz, are presented here for the first time in the context of his assignments for the leading illustrated magazines of his day, establishing a key link between his pre- and postwar work. Brandt's crowning artistic achievement, developed primarily between 1945 and 1961, is a series of nudes that are both personal and universal, sensual and strange, collectively exemplifying the "sense of wonder" that is paramount in his photographs. Brandt's work is unpredictable not only in the range of his subjects but also in his printing style, which varied widely throughout his career. This exhibition is the first to emphasize the beauty of Brandt's finest prints, and to trace the arc of their evolution.

Flip Side - Rubin Museum of Art
Through August 12, 2013 - New York

The texts and images on the back of Tibetan art objects reveal clues to their meaning, function, and historical context. For the first time ever both sides of a select group of scroll paintings (thangkas), sculptures, and initiation cards will be explored in detail. Chosen for the beauty, exceptional content, and complexity of their backs, these works of art dating from the 13th to the 19th century illuminate the many uses of the other side in Tibetan culture.

PUNK: Chaos to Couture - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 14, 2013 - New York

An examination of punk's impact on high fashion from the movement's birth in the early 1970s through its continuing influence today. Featuring approximately one hundred designs for men and women, the exhibition will include original punk garments and recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear borrow punk's visual symbols.

A Day in a Farmer's Life - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through August 14, 2013 - Stamford

Discover what it takes to be a farmer on Heckscher Farm. Farm staff pick an activity to show the diversity of farm life and how to care for the animals and the environment. Hands-on programs for all ages include milking, grooming, caring for baby animals, and more. Program will last 30-45 minutes. Meet at the Chicken Coop. Mondays and Wednesdays, June 24-August 14, 2013.

Union Square’s Summer in the Square - Union Square Park
Through August 15, 2013 - New York

Union Square’s Summer in the Square is back this year and bigger than ever! Union Square Partnership’s FREE weekly summer entertainment series is held Thursdays in Union Square Park starting June 13th. The series offers a vibrant mixture of activities for everyone. This year we’ve partnered with Paragon Sports to start each morning with a heart-pumping fitness regime for all levels that includes a weekly running club, boot camp from Circuit of Change, and yoga classes from Jivamukti during Fitness in the Square from 7:00 – 9:00 AM. At 10:00 AM, Kids in the Square kicks off in the Pavilion with Yoga StoryTime with Karma Kids, followed by a rotating lineup of the hottest children’s performers and acts at 11:00 AM on the South Plaza of the park. At lunchtime, enjoy live jazz from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in the park’s Westside Seating Area. Finally, each Thursday will close at 6:00 PM with free dance lessons and performances by Peridance Capezio Center. Mark your calendar and join us in the park this summer! The Summer in the Square fun ends August 15th. A complete schedule of activities and performances is coming soon to www.unionsquarenyc.org.

Union Square's Summer in the Square - Union Square Park
Through August 15, 2013 - Union Square

Union Square's Summer in the Square is back this year and bigger than ever. Union Square Partnership's free weekly summer entertainment series is held Thursdays in Union Square Park starting June 13. The series offers a vibrant mixture of activities for everyone. This year a partnership with Paragon Sports allows participants to start each morning with a heart-pumping fitness regime for all levels that includes a weekly running club, boot camp from Circuit of Change, and yoga classes from Jivamukti during Fitness in the Square from 7-9am. At 10am, Kids in the Square kicks off in the Pavilion with Yoga StoryTime with Karma Kids, followed by a rotating lineup of the hottest children's performers and acts at 11am on the South Plaza of the park. At lunchtime, enjoy live jazz from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in the park's Westside Seating Area. Finally, each Thursday will close at 6pm with free dance lessons and performances by Peridance Capezio Center. A complete schedule of activities and performances is coming soon to unionsquarenyc.org.

Hernan Bas, Anne Chu, and Klara Kristalova - Lehmann Maupin
Through August 16, 2013 - New York

A summer group show featuring three artists connected by a shared interest in the wildly imaginative nature of storytelling, and the visual fusion of fantasy and reality in a narrative context.

Summer Group Show - Lehmann Maupin
Through August 16, 2013 - New York

This three-artist exhibition exploring the role of perception and the innovative use of materials and technology to create meaningful experiences showcases new minimalist paintings by Mary Corse; a variety of wall works by Teresita Fernandez; and two floor sculptures and a Pin River work by Maya Lin.

REGISTER TODAY for BAX's Summer Arts Program! - Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Through August 16, 2013 - Brooklyn

July 1 – August 16, 2013 | 9:00am–3:00pm Drop off begins at 8:30 am | Extended Day Program 3:00 – 5:00 pm (optional) For children entering grades K-6. NanoBAXers - entering Kindergarten to entering 1st grade MegaBAXers - entering 2nd grade to entering 3rd grade GigaBAXers – entering 4th grade to entering 6th grade Register for one week, mix-and match, or register for all seven. For more information, visit http://youth.bax.org/summer. No particular talent or experience is necessary only interest and curiosity. Over the summer, our youngest students are offered a different specialty workshop each day of the week, while our older students concentrate on one specialty area over the course of an entire week, culminating in an informal performance for friends and families. Children will explore their own creative voice through specialties including CREATIVE CIRCUS, MEDIA MADNESS, TUMBLE MOVES, 'TOON TIME, GOTTA SING! GOTTA DANCE!, YOU GOTTA HAVE ART, and BEACH BLANKET BINGO. Led by School Breaks Director, Andrew Jannetti who has been dancing, choreographing, and teaching in NYC since 1976. He is currently a full time dance educator at PS 79 in Whitestone, Queens, and has been a teaching artist at PS 115 for the past two years. He holds a Masters in Dance Education from the Steinhardt School at NYU. For more information, visit http://youth.bax.org/summer.

William Daniels - Luhring Augustine
Through August 16, 2013 - New York

Wilton Library Summer Reading Program - Wilton Library
Through August 16, 2013 - Wilton

Wilton Library Summer Reading Program Registration The Pages through the Ages Summer Reading Program is now online. Patrons can use the new summer reader program, Evanced, to register and log their summer reading. Prize coupons can be printed and brought to the library for redemption. Some highlights of the online program are: flexibility by being able to log-on whenever and wherever throughout the summer; convenience of keeping track of reading online and ability to print lists easily (teachers love to see what the kids read over the summer); attractive graphics are engaging and help encourage participation; on-demand access allows vacationing patrons to participate, too. The online program can be accessed from internet-capable computers, laptops, iPads and more. Call the Children's Library for more information at 203-762-3950, ext. 217. Through August 16, 2013.

Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work - Society of Illustrators
Through August 17, 2013 - New York

A tribute to the late children's book writer/illustrator (Where the Wild Things Are).

Henry Patrick Raleigh: A Giant From the Era of the Golden Age of American Illustration - Society of Illustrators
Through August 17, 2013 - New York

Henry Patrick Raleigh (1880-1944) was one of the most prolific illustrators of all time. His works appeared in numerous publications including San Francisco Examiner, Journal, New York World, and The Saturday Evening Post. He became famous for his illustrations of high society which appeared in a series of Maxwell House Coffee advertisements, and was a star among his peers during the Golden Age of American Illustration (1900-1930). Among his many awards were the Shaw Prize for Illustration at the Salmagundi Club in 1916 and the Gold Medal for Advertising Art in America in 1926. He was elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1982.

Cameron Gray - Birth of a Legend - Mike Weiss Gallery
Through August 17, 2013 - New York

Los Angeles-based artist Cameron Gray's multimedia works straddle the line between traditional collage and futuristic technology, comfort and the disquieting uncanny. His large-scale installations are flashing, blinking, twirling, and pulsing walls of utter pandemonium. He overwhelms the viewer with the visual and auditory white noise of the vast Internet, calling our attention to the accessibility of anything that is just one click away. As Gray descends into the deepest realms of the web world, we can only look on and marvel at the chaos we have created.

Plain or Fancy? Restraint and Exuberance in the Decorative Arts - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 18, 2013 - New York

Modernism was not the first movement to cast a shadow on ornament and adornment, though it was the most effective one. This exhibition contrasts austere works of art with ornate ones, encouraging viewers to examine their own responses and to consider them in the light of different stylistic imperatives of the past. Drawn from the Museum's collection of European sculpture and decorative arts, the exhibition follows the theme from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century.

Search for the Unicorn - An Exhibition in Honor of The Cloisters 75th Anniversary - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 18, 2013 - New York

Given by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., in time for the opening of The Cloisters in 1938, the Unicorn Tapestries are its best-known masterpieces; yet, seventy-five years later, their history and meaning remain elusive. They have been seen both as complicated metaphors for Christ and as emblems of matrimony, and they are beloved as quaint indications of medieval notions about the natural world. This exhibition of some forty works of art drawn from the collections of the Metropolitan, sister institutions, and private collections will invite audiences to see the Unicorn Tapestries anew, as the finest expression of a subject widely treated across cultures, and in both European art and science, from the Middle Ages, through the Renaissance.

Slow and Steady Wins the Race: Ken Price, Works on Paper, 1962-2010 - The Drawing Center
Through August 18, 2013 - New York

This exhibition marks the first survey of drawings by Ken Price, an artist best known for his sculptural work. A selection of 68 works on paper will track Price's pursuit of drawing over 48 years and will demonstrate a wide range of characters and techniques.

Pinocchio - Puppetworks
Through August 18, 2013 - Park Slope

Puppetworks performs its adaptation of Collodi's legendary tale, Pinocchio, with an original score and laughs galore.

Land Marks - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 18, 2013 - New York

This exhibition of nineteen works from the permanent collection surveys the ways in which artists have made marks upon the earth, or made images from humanity's marks upon it. In the late 1960s, with the emergence of Land Art, artists began making works that were inextricably bound to their site. These "Earthworks" artists worked on location and used the earth itself as canvas or sculptural material; they created outdoor gestures in often farflung corners of the world that were both anti-monumental and epic in sweep. Because their art evaded the traditional progression from cloistered studio to rarified gallery and museum, the artists were often dependent on photography and mass media to communicate its very existence.

SummerFest - Cross County Shopping Center
Through August 21, 2013 - Yonkers

SummerFest 2013 Events are FREE! • Concerts: Wednesdays, June 19 – August 21, 7PM. • Movies: Thursdays, June 13 and 27, July 11 and 25, August 8, 8PM. • Fireworks: Wednesday, July 3 (Concerts begin at 1PM, Fireworks at 9:30PM). • Sidewalk Chalk Art Expo: Saturday, August 10, 8AM – 5PM. • Children’s Art Entertainment: Fridays June 28, July 19, August 2 and 16, 9AM – 11AM. CONCERT SCHEDULE - * Wednesday, June 19: Dec8Dia, www.dec8dia.com; * Wednesday, June 26: B Street Band, www.bstreetband.com; * Wednesday, July 3: Fireworks Festival; *The Nerds, 1PM – 3PM: www.the-nerds.com ; *Parrot Beach, 4PM – 6PM: www.parrotbeach.com ; *NYC Swing Band, 7PM – 10PM: www.nycswing.com ; * Wednesday, July 10: Amish Outlaws, www.amishoutlaws.com; * Wednesday, July 17: BritishMania, www.british-mania.com ; * Wednesday, July 24: Jill Gioia Band, jillgioia.com; * Wednesday, July 31: Henry Haid, henryhaid.com ; * August 7: Screaming Broccolli, www.screamingbroccolli.com; * August 14: Shotgun Wedding, www.shotgunweddingnyc.com; * August 21: 2U, www.notu2.com. MOVIE SCHEDULE - Thursday, June 13: Shrek, http://www.shrek.com. Thursday, June 27: A League of Their Own, starring Tom Hanks and Gina Davis. Thursday, July 11: Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John. Thursday, July 25: Hook, starring Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman. Thursday, August 8: Toy Story 3, http://disney.go.com/toystory. ARTFEST - Saturday, August 10: Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival, All Day. On Fridays Throughout the Summer: Family Entertainment including: * Spin Art *Sand Art * And More Fun Crafts. All Events are FREE! Guests can bring beach blankets and chairs to enjoy the concerts and movies on The Green, in the center of the mall between A?X Armani Exchange and Zales. View the Fireworks throughout the center. ArtFest activities take place near Gap.

Mounted Cowboy Shooting Match - Old Bethpage Village Restoration- Fairgrounds
Through August 24, 2013 - Old Bethpage

Step back into the late 1800s and watch history come alive as cowboys saddle up and engage in a shooting match. Experience the excitement of the Old West and witness a fast action event in which cowboys with single action revolvers are scored on accuracy and time.

Playing with Fire - 50 Years of Contemporary Glass - Museum of Arts & Design
Through August 25, 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.

New Acquisition: The Saint John's Bible - Morgan Library & Museum
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

In 1998 Saint John's University commissioned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a fully illuminated luxury manuscript of the Bible. Jackson and his team of artists completed The Saint John's Bible in May 2011, ensuring that the exquisite art of illumination -- so richly represented in the Morgan's collections of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts -- lives on into the twenty-first century. To document Jackson's monumental achievement, the University has published several facsimiles of the manuscript, including the lavish seven-volume Apostles Edition, issued in only twelve copies. Dr. William F. Hueg and Mrs. Hella Mears Hueg have presented to the Morgan a set of the Apostles Edition, five volumes of which have appeared to date. The Morgan will celebrate this generous gift with the display of the Prophets volume, as well as one of Jackson's preliminary studies for the Gospel of John frontispiece, on loan from the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library.

Watermelon Wednesday Story Time - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through August 28, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Parents with toddlers are invited to this weekly story and play time with watermelon for all. Wednesdays through August 28 except July 3.

Picnic Perfect Nights - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through August 28, 2013 - Stamford

Grab your picnic dinner and blanket on Wednesday nights for some late-night outdoor fun. Visitors enjoy a summer evening on the grounds. Heckscher Farm, Nature's Playground, the Meadow, and nature trails will be available to enjoy. Bendel Mansion and the Museum Galleries will be closed. Weather permitting. Wednesdays, June 12-June 28.

WRITING THE ADVENTURES OF MARVIN & MARCY MERCURY TOGETHER - Westport Library
Through August 28, 2013 - Westport

Drop in to write your part of a story about two outer space trailblazers and their Nebula Quest. The stories will be woven into one narrative and printed at summer's end as a book. Go to westportlibrary.org for more details. Beginning the last week in June.

Life After Divorce For Women - Life Coaching for Women
Through August 30, 2013 - Bellmore

Sign up for a free one-hour life coaching session on life after divorce. Who are you now? What positive things have you learned about yourself? What does your future look like? What goals have you set? Learn techniques on how to move forward and enjoy life with the New You! Visit the website, call, or email [email protected]

Impressionist Masters - Hammer Galleries
Through August 30, 2013 - New York

Featuring works by Degas, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Sisley.

Summer Camp - FastracKids / JEI
Through August 30, 2013 - Bellmore

Summer Camp for children ages 5-13 providing academic as well as fun physical activities. Full or half day programs are available and bus service. Working together with All American Gymnastics, LI Champion Tae Kwon Do, and World of Sports.

Pajama Party - New York Kids Club W. 68th St.
Through August 30, 2013 - New York

Held every Friday from 6-8pm, pajama parties are a one-of-a-kind thematic "after hours" celebration for children ages 2 and a half to 8 years old, featuring gym exploration, art, story, cooking, games, relays, and more. All parties culminate in a disco dance party and dinner is provided.

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.

Reinventing Abstraction - Cheim & Read
Through August 30, 2013 - New York

Curated by Raphael Rubinstein.

Bruce Davidson - Time of Change: Civil Rights Photographs, 1961-1965 - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Through August 30, 2013 - New York

Photographs from a critical moment in America's history by renowned documentary photographer Bruce Davidson. Charged with the emotion, the powerful images depict the struggle for justice and equality during a time of Freedom Rides, protests, marches, and police violence.

Summer Storywalk: 'The World is Waiting for You' - White Plains Public Library
Through August 30, 2013 - White Plains

Kids will want to dig in and discover that the world is waiting for them to explore as they follow the Summer StoryWalk based on the book entitled "The World is Waiting for You" by Barbara Kerley. Published by National Geographic, this book includes amazing photographs of incredible places. Open to families with children in grades 1-6 beginning Monday, July 1 and continuing through Friday, August 30 (closed July 4). Storywalk instructions are available at the Children's Information Desk (The Compass) in The Trove. Participants must sign in there before proceeding on the walk. Children in grades 1-3 must be accompanied by an adult on the walk. Children in grades 4-6 may follow the walk without an adult.

Whale & Dolphin Adventure Cruises - American Princess Cruises
Through August 30, 2013 - Breezy Point

Children's rates: 5-12yrs old $25 4 and younger Free Currently discounted rates available through Travel Zoo Please check out website for further information.

Chath pierSath - I'm Here - Tally Beck Contemporary
Through August 30, 2013 - New York

The Cambodian artist's first solo exhibition in NYC, with 17 paintings and multi-media collages, most of them from the last two years.

A View from the Lunchroom: Students Bringing Issues to the Table - Marcus Garvey Park
Through August 31, 2013 - Harlem

LeAp, or Learning through an Expanded Arts Program, is a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of public education through a hands-on, arts-based approach to teaching the academic curriculum. In May, LeAp launched the largest student exhibition in New York City parks' history with a public art exhibition in Union Square titled A View from the Lunchroom: Students Bringing Issues to the Table. The exhibition is on view in Manhattan at Marcus Garvey Park at 121st Street and Madison Avenue and at Central Park at 85th Street at the basketball courts, in Staten Island at Snug Harbor Cultural Center at Richmond Terrace and Tysen Street and at Willowbrook Park at Richmond Avenue at Eton Place, in Brooklyn at Detective Joseph Mayrose Park at 7th Avenue between 17th-18th Streets and at Kaiser Park at Neptune Avenue and West 27th Street, in Bronx at Van Cortlandt Park at Van Cortlandt Park South and Review Place and Claremont Park at Teller Avenue and Morrise Avenue, and in Queens at Juniper Valley Park at Juniper Boulevard South and 78th Street and at Forest Park at Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South. Runs through the end of August.

New York at Night Tour - Bike & Roll New York City
Through August 31, 2013 - Columbus Circle

While Paris may be known as The City of Light, New York should vie for the title. Ride through Central Park for a look at some of its most famous sights, especially beautiful when they are illuminated at night. Then ride down Broadway to New York's most dramatic night time location. Take in the flashing lights, the giant screens, the street artists, the scene. Ride up Eighth Avenue back to Columbus Circle where the statue, the Time-Warner Center, and the Museum of Arts & Design are bathed in light.

Summer Reading Game at The Field Library: 'Dig Into Reading!' - Field Library
Through August 31, 2013 - Peekskill

Sign up for The Field's fabulous summer reading games - for kids ages 4 and up. Sign-up begins June 27, and games end August 17. Participants will report on books to teenage volunteers, and move their game pieces along the library's "Dig Into Reading" game boards, getting prizes along the way. Kids who read enough books get an invitation to the library's Pizza Party. Check fieldkids.wordpress.com for details.

Macy's Fishing Clinics - Prospect Park Wellhouse
Through August 31, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Learn to fish safely and responsibly at these fishing clinics, which Macy's has sponsored for more than 50 years. Participants will learn best practices for fishing and realize how much fun fishing can be. This is a catch and release program.

Little New-Yorkers - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through August 31, 2013 - Upper West Side

On Tuesdays and Fridays kids ages 2-4 can explore New York City through singing, stories, and activities. Each class will include story readings, time with historic toys, free exploration, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, and time in the museum or a craft project, which will alternate each week. Some of the stories that will be featured include Larry Gets Lost in NYC, Don't Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus, The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, New York from Above, and Knuffle Bunny.

NYC Eco-House at QBG - Queens Botanical Garden
Through August 31, 2013 - Flushing

Community Environmental Center EcoHouse is a unique experience. It’s a mobile, cutting-edge and interactive exhibit that lets you see behind the walls and underneath the floor of a home. You will learn how your house or apartment really works. A 21st-century classroom for students of all ages, the Community Environmental Center EcoHouse helps you understand how to save energy, save money and protect the natural world around you.

Summer Art in the Park - Hippo Playground Parkhouse
Through August 31, 2013 - Morningside Heights

The Hippo Playground Project is once again delighted to offer free arts & crafts activities for kids every weekday morning during the summer. Join in as often as possible. In case of inclement weather, the program will take place in the parkhouse.

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.

Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced - Museum of the City of New York
Through August 31, 2013 - New York

Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced is the first major examination of the work of the designer The New York Times called in 1977 the "brightest star of American fashion." It looks at the period spanning the 1970s when Stephen Burrows's meteoric rise to fame made him not only the first African-American designer to gain international stature, but a celebrated fashion innovator whose work helped define the look of a generation. With vibrant colors, metallic fabrics, and slinky silhouettes that clung to the body, Burrows's danceable designs generated a vibrant look that was of a piece with the glamorous, liberated nightlife of the era. Through photographs, drawings, and original garments, the exhibition will trace Burrows's evolution from creating eclectic looks for his friends in the 1960s to his work with the chic 57th Street retailer Henri Bendel to the floor of Studio 54, as he dressed such 70s style icons as Cher, Liza Minnelli, and Diana Ross.

Superhero Science - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids, 4 and older, can supercharge a magnetic compass with Magneto, explore optics with Cyclops, learn the forces of flight with Superman, or sling a web with Spidey. It's a new super science adventure every week!

Adventurous Appetites - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids will create a tasty dish and explore food from around the world.

Macy's Sunday Story Time - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through August 31, 2013 - Upper West Side

Enjoy a different story every week with DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society. Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Time provided by the Macy's Foundation.

The Big Adventure - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

The Big Adventure provides fun, dramatic, exciting, unique, and challenging experiences, making the exhibit great for young minds and bodies. Visitors will have opportunities to choose adventures that appeal to them, identify challenges, solve problems, make decisions, set goals, enhance creativity and gain confidence.

MoMA Art Lab: People - The Museum of Modern Art
Through August 31, 2013 - Midtown West

In MoMA's latest interactive space, MoMA Art Lab: People, visitors of all ages can discover the ways in which artists represent the human form. Investigate body language through art-making activities, digital play, and other creative explorations. Stop by before or after visiting MoMA's galleries.

Hava Nagila: A Song for the People - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through August 31, 2013 - New York

An exhibit that uses engaging imagery, video, music, and imaginative design to tell the little-known history of the wordless melody from Ukraine that became the theme song for Jewish celebrations around the world.

Fireworks - Coney Island Beach
Through August 31, 2013 - Coney Island

Coney Island USA presents fireworks every Friday during the Summer months. Enjoy the rides, surf, food, the Cyclones, and everything Coney Island has to offer, then top it off with a great fireworks display.

'Pinkalicious' the Musical - Culture Project
Through August 31, 2013 - Greenwich Village

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.

Inside Central Park Tour - Bike and Roll NYC
Through August 31, 2013 - New York

NYC's Number 1 tourist destination is Central Park! This guided tour gives a comprehensive look at the park and visitors get to every famous spot they want to see. From Bethesda Fountain to Strawberry Fields and the Dakota to the Jackie Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, guests see it all. Participants will also visit lesser-known sights like Cleopatra's Needle, Sheep Meadow, the Shakespeare Garden, plus the Swedish Marionette Theater, and so much more.

Mon Ami - We Share the Same Sky - Fred Torres Collaborations
Through August 31, 2013 - New York

Fred Torres and Alain Briscadieu-Farjas are very excited to present works by nine French masters. An opening reception will be held this Thursday, May 30th from 6-8pm. The exhibition marks a unprecedented demonstration of contemporary French talent, the first major New York exhibition of painter Jean-Claude Farjas, and an introduction to our newest artist, photographer Seb Janiak. A limited-edition catalogue will be available to accompany this exhibition, featuring a critical essay by Carter Ratcliff, The Art of Reverie. "From the earliest days of the republic, American artists followed France’s lead. So did the artists of many other countries. Then, in the aftermath of the Second World War, Americans felt a new sense of independence. New York took the place of Paris as the capital of advanced art and New Yorkers paid little attention to the world beyond their city—or, to be more precise, beyond the island of Manhattan. In recent decades, borders have been blurred. Visions have enlarged and the world of art has become international. Nonetheless, French art is still underrepresented in New York, which has meant that the legacy of a great visionary tradition has not been felt for decades... As the title of this exhibition notes, we share the same sky. We share as well the power to determine for ourselves the nature of everything the light of that sky reveals." — Carter Ratcliff, from The Art of Reverie.

Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
Through August 31, 2013 - Norwalk

Join the crew of the research vessel Oceanic for an educational and scenic trip of the sound. Aquarium educators put participants to work in collecting and examining animals from all levels of the water column: plankton gathered at the surface (and viewed with a video microscope), crabs and worms grabbed from the muddy bottom, and a variety of fish, crabs, lobsters and surprises brought up in the trawl net. Advance reservations recommended. Go online or call ext. 2206 to for more information or to purchase tickets. Daily, July 1-August 31, 2013.

Skate Truck NYC - Governors Island
Through August 31, 2013 - Governors Island

Rent roller skates, helmets, and safety equipment.

Checkmate 101 - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through August 31, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn chess instructor, Zebedee Collins, teaches skills and strategies to help take your game to the next level. The class is best for beginning players, but all players are welcome. Boards are limited so come early!

Bike & Roll NYC's Inside Central Park Tour - Central Park
Through August 31, 2013 - Upper West Side

This guided tour gives a comprehensive look at one of New York City's most popular tourist destinations. From Bethesda Fountain to Strawberry Fields and the Dakota to the Jackie Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, guests see it all. Participants will also visit lesser-known sights like Cleopatra's Needle, Sheep Meadow, the Shakespeare Garden, and the Swedish Marionette Theater.

Bike & Roll NYC's Inside Central Park Tour - Central Park
Through August 31, 2013 - Upper West Side

This guided tour gives a comprehensive look at one of New York City's most popular tourist destinations. From Bethesda Fountain to Strawberry Fields and the Dakota to the Jackie Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, guests see it all. Participants will also visit lesser-known sights like Cleopatra's Needle, Sheep Meadow, the Shakespeare Garden, and the Swedish Marionette Theater.

Swingin' with the All Stars: Louis Armstrong & Baseball - Louis Armstrong House Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Corona

Baseball was Louis Armstrong's favorite sport and he followed it passionately. A longtime Brooklyn Dodgers fan, Louis switched to the New York Mets in the late 60s, even attending the deciding game 5 of the 1969 World Series. This exhibit includes photos and artifacts exploring Louis's relationship with the game. Though a Mets and Dodgers fan, this exhibit features Louis's connections to the Yankees, namely through his manager, Joe Glaser, who was a legendary Yankee fan who attended nearly every home game. When Louis was mobbed by fans during a tour of Buenos Aires in 1957, he asked Glaser to have Yogi Berra send a catcher's mask to protect his "chops." Swingin' with the All Stars includes a photo of Louis in Yogi's mask! Includes Louis's handwritten list of "my four choice Dodger players at all times," a photo of Louis backstage with Dodgers Don Newcombe and Junior Gilliam, a rare Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald "baseball card" from Holland, and one of Louis's famed tape box collages featuring a photo of the trumpeter with New York Yankees Phil Rizzuto and Joe Collins. The exhibit also contains information about Louis's "Secret 9" baseball team. In the summer of 1931, Louis returned to New Orleans for the first time since leaving it for Chicago in 1922. While there, Armstrong took interest in a sandlot team, bought them brand new equipment and uniforms and renamed them "Armstrong's Secret 9." The exhibit will include a photo of the Secret 9, an advertisement for one of their games taken from one of Louis's oldest scrapbooks, and a humorous excerpt from an unpublished 1955 manuscript in which Armstrong details how the players were so proud of their new uniforms that they refused to slide and lost every game!

NYC Eco-House at QBG - Queens Botanical Garden
Through August 31, 2013 - Flushing

Community Environmental Center EcoHouse is a unique experience. It’s a mobile, cutting-edge and interactive exhibit, see behind the walls and underneath the floor of a home. Learn how your house or apartment really works. A 21st-century classroom for students of all ages, the Community Environmental Center EcoHouse helps families understand how to save energy, save money and protect the natural world.

New York at Night Bike Tour - Bike and Roll NYC
Through September 01, 2013 - New York

While Paris may be known as The City of Light, New York should vie for the title. Ride around Central Park for a look at some of its most famous sights, especially beautiful when they are illuminated at night. See the iconic Belvedere Castle, Bethesda Fountain, Guggenheim Museum, Onassis Reservoir, and so much more!

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.

Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York - New-York Historical Society
Through September 01, 2013 - New York

With his calligraphic brushstrokes and densely cluttered, multi-figured compositions, Reginald Marsh recorded the vibrancy and energetic pulse of New York City. In paintings, prints, watercolors and photographs, he captured the animation and visual turbulence that made urban New York life an exhilarating spectacle. His work depicted the visual energy the city, its helter-skelter signs, newspaper and magazine headlines and the crowded conditions of its street life and recreational pastimes.

Llyn Foulkes - New Museum
Through September 01, 2013 - New York

This long-overdue retrospective marks the first New York museum exhibition of works by Llyn Foulkes and will feature over ninety works from the scope of his sixty-year career.

I, You, We - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through September 01, 2013 - New York

I, you, we: three very commonplace words. These pronouns -- with all their implied complexities of meaning -- provide an unexpected guide for assessing the works of art from the 1980s and early 1990s in the Museum's collection. What becomes apparent in this survey of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, and photographs is how the personal, social, and collective issues and concerns of the artists of this time are still relevant several decades later.

David Hockney: The Jugglers - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through September 01, 2013 - New York

This exhibition marks the U.S. premiere of Hockney's first video installation: The Jugglers (2012). Filmed using eighteen fixed cameras, this multiscreen tableau shows a group of jugglers as they move in a procession across a grid of eighteen screens.

Robert Irwin: Scrim Veil - Black Rectangle - Natural Light (1977) - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through September 01, 2013 - New York

A large-scale installation that uniquely engages the Whitney's iconic Breuer building and the natural light that emanates from the large window in the fourth floor gallery space. Part of the Whitney's collection, the work was made specifically for the Museum's fourth floor. It has not been exhibited since its 1977 debut, a pivotal moment that would set the course for Irwin's subsequent artistic practice.

MathAlive! 2 the Extreme - Connecticut Science Center
Through September 01, 2013 - Hartford

This exhibition brings to life the real math behind video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics, and more, and creates interactive, hands-on experiences that bring to life the math at work in each, whether in design, application or use. Videos and graphic displays feature professionals, celebrities and visionaries who explain how they use math in their respective fields. Along the way, animated character help visitors tackle the challenges, explaining the math involved, prompting and encouraging answers, and jumping in if visitors get stuck. On view May 28 through Sept. 1, 2013.

Highlights from the Collection - Noguchi Museum
Through September 01, 2013 - Queens

The Noguchi's summer installation of highlights from the collection is organized around four instances in which Noguchi returned to an earlier body of work to rethink, redevelop, reproduce or restore it.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'King Lear' - Boscobel
Through September 01, 2013 - Garrison

Shakespeare's masterpiece about an aging king's attempt to divide his kingdom between his three daughters. Deceived by misplaced affection and flattery, the king makes a series of terrible decisions, tearing his family and kingdom apart, and is pushed to the brink of madness. This sweeping story is heartbreaking, as it explores the sense of family and fatherhood in the midst of political ambition and intrigue. Don't miss the king's journey from madness to redemption in what has been called one of greatest stories in Western literature. Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'The Three Musketeers' - Boscobel
Through September 01, 2013 - Garrison

The Three Musketeers by Ken Ludwig; adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas. Directed by Christopher V. Edwards. "It's all for one and one for all" in this hilarious, fast-paced adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' timeless story. A swashbuckling romp, it's a tale of heroism, treachery, and honor. Follow the adventures of D'Artagnan as he joins forces with the famous musketeers Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, in their struggle to defend the Queen of France. The heroes will keep you on the edge of your seats with their daring acts and narrow escapes as they foil a spectacular cast of villains. A blast for the whole family! Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'All's Well That Ends Well' - Boscobel
Through September 01, 2013 - Garrison

Theatricality reigns as a troupe of eight traveling players present Shakespeare's fable of the spunky, lovesick Helena and her pursuit of the fickle Bertram, a callow young man who prefers war and womanizing to romance and responsibility. Expect comedy, theatrical surprises, music, adventure, and rapid-fire onstage character changes in this delightful tale of a young woman triumphing over adversities. Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org.

The 1750 Ogden House Tours - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through September 01, 2013 - Fairfield

Enjoy docent-led tours of the 1750 Ogden House and see how people lived in the 18th century. The house is furnished with period objects including textiles and fine pieces of furniture. Take a stroll through the kitchen garden, generously maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club, and view plantings used in colonial times. The Ogden House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Sundays, June 1-September 1, 2013.

Design Zone - New York Hall of Science
Through September 01, 2013 - Flushing

Kids can create a video game, practice their DJ Skills, or build a roller coaster while exploring how each uses math and science. Find out how videogame developers, music producers, roller coaster designers and other creative problem solvers use math and science to meet their design challenges. Price includes NYSCi admission.

CMA's Free Art Island Outpost - Governors Island
Through September 02, 2013 - Governors Island

With a programming emphasis for children ages 1-12 years, participants can choose from a variety of hands on art projects and art-viewing experiences, including artist-led workshops, self-guided art stations, large collaborative projects, sound design, animation, podcasting, and more. Additionally, select artwork from CMA's permanent collection of over 2,000 pieces of children's artwork will be on display in building 14 and select children's made films from the unique Media Lab collection will be screened in building 11. Each day a guided workshop will accompany the collection exhibit and film screening to further enrich the art and film viewing.

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.

African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 02, 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.

Photography and the American Civil War - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 02, 2013 - New York

More than two hundred of the finest and most poignant photographs of the American Civil War have been brought together for this landmark exhibition. Through examples drawn from the Metropolitan's celebrated holdings of this material, complemented by important loans from public and private collections, the exhibition will examine the evolving role of the camera during the nation's bloodiest war. The "War between the States" was the great test of the young Republic's commitment to its founding precepts; it was also a watershed in photographic history. The camera recorded from beginning to end the heartbreaking narrative of the epic four-year war (1861-1865) in which 750,000 lives were lost. This traveling exhibition will explore, through photography, the full pathos of the brutal conflict that, after 150 years, still looms large in the American public's imagination.

The Civil War and American Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 02, 2013 - New York

This major loan exhibition will explore how American artists responded to the Civil War and its aftermath. The exhibition follows the trajectory of the conflict: from the palpable unease on the eve of war to the heady optimism that it would be over with a single battle, to the growing realization that this conflict would not end quickly, to grappling with the issues surrounding emancipation, the need for reconciliation as the war ended, and the uncertainty about how to put the country back together in its wake. It will feature some of the finest works made by leading figure painters such as Winslow Homer and Eastman Johnson, landscape painters such as Sanford R. Gifford and Frederic E. Church, and photographers such as Mathew Brady and George Barnard. The exhibition at the Metropolitan coincides with the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863) and the New York City Draft Riots (July 13-16, 1863), violent disturbances that made New Yorkers more painfully aware than ever before of the war and its implications.

Subliming Vessel: The Drawings of Matthew Barney - Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 02, 2013 - New York

This show is the first-ever museum exhibition devoted to Matthew Barney's drawings. It includes approximately 100 works, from his earliest drawings made in the late 1980s while Barney was an undergraduate at Yale to the more finished drawings created in conjunction with the Cremaster cycle and recent performances inspired by Norman Mailer's Ancient Evenings. In addition, the exhibition will feature Barney's storyboards for his films and videos, including sketches, magazine clippings, and postcards combined with related rare books, medieval manuscripts, and drawings from the Morgan collection selected by the artist himself.

Illuminating Faith: The Eucharist in Medieval Life and Art - Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 02, 2013 - New York

Featuring nearly sixty-five exquisitely illuminated manuscripts from France, Italy, and the Netherlands in the Morgan's collections, this exhibition will illustrate the Eucharist's powerful and sometimes cult-like hold on medieval life and medieval imagination. The bread and wine of Communion were understood to be the transubstantiated body and blood of Christ and were central to the culture of the Middle Ages. The exhibition begins with the institution of the Eucharist by Jesus at the Last Supper and continues to the arresting phenomena of miraculously bleeding wafers.

Koloman Moser: Designing Modern Vienna 1897-1907 - Neue Galerie
Through September 02, 2013 - New York

This monographic exhibition is devoted to the Austrian artist, designer, and Wiener Werksattte co-founder Koloman Moser (1868-1918). Organized by Neue Galerie decorative arts curator Dr. Christian Witt-Dorring, this comprehensive show will survey the entirety of Moser's career. Included in the exhibition will be important interior design commissions, examples of graphic design, furniture, textiles, jewelry, metalwork, glass, and earthenware, many of which are illustrated by numerous preparatory drawings and prints.

Lorikeets - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 02, 2013 - Norwalk

Step into a lush aviary to share a laugh and a squawk with tropical birds that will sip nectaar right out of your hands. The exhibit features about a dozen varieties of lorikeets, which are colorful medium-sized parrots native to the south Pacific.

Universe of Desire - Museum of Sex
Through September 02, 2013 - New York

Type. Swipe. Search. Upload. Download. Post. Stream. These are the new verbs of desire. Our most intimate thoughts, fantasies, and urges are now transmitted via electronic devices to rapt audiences all over the world. These transmissions—from sexts to webcam masturbation feeds—are anonymous yet personal, individual yet collective, everywhere and nowhere, and they are contributing to the largest sexual record to date. In short, desire has gone viral. But what does this mean? And what does it reveal about us? This exhibition explores these very questions through a lens of digital experience by examining what we are searching for, how we do it and what we leave behind on these electronic devices. In piecing this together, we begin to expose staggering truths about who we are and how we interact in this ever-changing world of modern sexuality.

Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through September 02, 2013 - Stamford

This exhibition clears up the myths and explains that bats are actually gentle, beneficial animals. Lifelike models, special effects, multi-sensory interactive displays, a Gothic castle, and environmentally lifelike settings help visitors appreciate the wonders of the bat world. June 22-September 2, 2013.

Playland Amusement Park - Rye Playland
Through September 02, 2013 - Rye

Get ready to zoom, spin, splash, swing, and soar your way through acres of amusement park rides from the cooling log flume, to the famous Dragon Coaster, and all your other favorites! Admission Prices: - Starting Friday, May 24: $30 unlimited rides; $20 Junior (under 48") Spectator admission (no rides) is free for Westchester County residents and $10 for non-residents. Season Passes: - $95 for unlimited rides all season, with a $15 discount for Westchester residents. - $35 for spectator admission all season (no rides), for non-residents of Westchester County. Acceptable proof of Westchester residency is a Westchester County Park Pass; New York State driver's license or non-driver ID; or a photo ID or report card from a Westchester County school. For the season schedule go to ryeplayland.org or call the park at 914-813-7000. Use the website link to join the Playland E-Club and receive valuable discounts all season long.

Kissable Camels - Beardsley Zoo
Through September 02, 2013 - Bridgeport

Two visiting camels named Toby and Goliath, are visiting the zoo and kids of all ages are welcome to climb aboard these camels for a ride. A photo of the ride is included with the price. Children younger than 6 years old require an adult rider with them. Toby and Goliath will be visiting the Beardsley Zoo through September 2.

International Children's Art Show - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 02, 2013 - Norwalk

Young artists from 22 countries--as well as those from numerous Fairfield County schools--celebrate their cultures in a special gallery display. The theme of the 2013 show is "Illuminate! Bringing My Culture to Light." The drawings and paintings were created by children ages 8 to 16 who were challenged to share a cultural belief or value that is meaningful to them. They also had to include a natural, man-made or symbolic source of light. The exhibit is displayed in The Maritime Aquarium's IMAX Theater lobby, which can be entered without paid admission. Through September 2, 2013.

Anytime Summertime Kids' Camp - The Little Gym of Westport
Through September 02, 2013 - Westport

A specially developed camp curriculum combines physical activity, gymnastics and play with arts, crafts, and special events. 3 years old to 8 years old. Monday-Friday, June 20-September 2, 2013.

Living History Tours: It's 1932 - Vanderbilt Museum
Through September 02, 2013 - Centerport

It's the summer of 1932 and William K. Vanderbilt II has just circumnavigated the globe in his new 264-foot yacht, Alva. He's purchased a mummy in Cairo and brought it back to display in his museum -- coinciding with the opening of Boris Karloff's latest horror movie, The Mummy. The famous fashion designer Coco Chanel is coming to New York to open a show of her first jewelry designs, and is a guest of the Vanderbilts at their Eagle's Nest estate on the Long Island Gold Coast. Also on the guest list is Elsa Maxwell, the notorious gossip columnist, an intimate friend of the Vanderbilt women. For more than a decade, Living History tours of the Vanderbilt Mansion have given summer visitors a kind of time-machine trip to the 1930s. Museum staff member-actors, in costume and in character as household servants and famous guests, take visitors through the sprawling 24-room, Spanish-Revival waterfront mansion and regale them with stories about the family, its guests and its adventures. Saturdays and Sundays through September 2, 2013.

Blue Star Museums - Queens Botanical Garden
Through September 02, 2013 - Flushing

Queens Botanical Garden is pleased to participate in Blue Star Museums. This is a collaboration between National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013. The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. Blue Star Military Families can enjoy the grounds and plant displays over the coming months. Check the website (www.queensbotanical.org) for special events, such as Summer Solstice on June 23rd and the evening concerts in our Music in the Garden series, to which they are warmly invited. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America. The program runs from Memorial Day, May 27, 2013 through Labor Day, September 2, 2013. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps - and up to five family members. Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, please contact the museum directly. To find out which museums are participating, visit www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. The site includes a list of participating museums and a map to help with visit planning. This is the latest NEA program to bring quality arts programs to the military, veterans, and their families. Other NEA programs for the military have included the NEA/Walter Reed Healing Arts Partnership; Great American Voices Military Base Tour; and Shakespeare in American Communities Military Base Tour.

Pirate Snorkel Adventure - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through September 02, 2013 - Riverhead

Locate missing treasure while experiencing the beauty and magic of tropical snorkeling. While searching, be sure to see how many different types of fish you can identify. The aquarium is stocked with plenty, including fish from all around the world. And when you're done, walk away with some booty of your own – a $2.00 arcade card good at the Family Fun Center. Contact [email protected] June 30-September 2, 2013.

Poison Green - Czech Center New York
Through September 02, 2013 - New York

Exhibition examining themes, concepts and cultural fictions dealing with environment and ecology, featuring Czech and international artists Matej Al-Ali (CZ), Silvina Arismendi (CZ), Mark Dion (US), Petr Dub (CZ), Mathias Kessler (AT), Tomas Moravec (CZ), Yes Man (US), Anne Percoco (US), Katerina Seda (CZ), Klara Sumova (CZ) and Slavoj Zizek (SI). Curated by Kristyna and Marek Milde. Exhibition Opening: Tuesday, June 25, 6:30PM-8:30PM Rather than painting green and romanticizing nature, the artists and concepts, presented in Poison Green interrogate and study the complexity of our environment, examining the consequences of the urban, post-industrial, and virtualized reality we live in. Ultimately, Poison Green seeks to demystify the ideologies inherent in our understanding of nature, reflecting on conventions and stereotypes, and looking for possible enviro models socially integrated into our daily lives and culture.

FREE ADMISSION FOR ACTIVE-DUTY MILITARY - Stepping Stones Museum
Through September 03, 2013 - Norwalk

As a participant in the Blue Star Museums program, Stepping Stones offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their immediate families from Memorial Day, May 28, through Labor Day, September 3, 2012. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America.

From Colony to Nation: 200 Years of American Painting - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through September 08, 2013 - Upper West Side

Meet America's founders and see how the nation evolved following the Revolution in this exhibition of art-historical treasures. Portraits of Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton, and Lafayette portray the heroes of the Revolutionary generation. Relive the bicentennial of the War of 1812 in paintings of famous naval battles, ships and commanders. Throughout the exhibition, scenic paintings from John Trumbull's 1808 epic panoramas of Niagara Falls to Childe Hassam's 1918 Flags on 57th Street celebrate the majesty of America's natural features and its cities.

Naturally Curious - New York Botanical Garden - Everett Children's Adventure Garden
Through September 08, 2013 - Bronx

In the Everett Children's Adventure Garden, adventure abounds for kids of all ages with art and science activities such as mixing paints and creating science notebooks. Kids will discover their inner scientists and ask questions about the world. Each child will practice problem-solving skills before setting off on an adventure to find medicinal plants. In the tradition of the Renaissance, students will also use an album amicorum, or "Book of Memories," to record any plant observations or descriptions that they make during their visit.

Jeffrey Gibson: Said the Pigeon to the Squirrel - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

Jeffrey Gibson's work has drawn critical acclaim for its commentary on cultural hybridity and has established him as a leading artist of his generation. Gibson, who is a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, explores notions of identity and modernism within a contemporary context.

Visualizing Time: An Artist's Eye with Andrew Raftery, NA - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

Showcasing a selection of narrative prints from the Academy's collection, National Academician Andrew Raftery's examination focuses on how printmakers structured the representation of time as they created narratives that were comprehensible to their original audiences and compelling today.

Visions of Land and Sea: William Trost Richards - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

This exhibition reveals the Academy's rich collection of work by the major landscape and marine specialist William Trost Richards. The majority of these oils, watercolors and graphite drawings have never before been on public view.

Ellsworth Kelly: The Chatham Series - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

In celebration of Ellsworth Kelly's 90th birthday in May 2013, The Museum of Modern Art presents an exhibition of the first series of paintings the artist made after leaving New York City for Spencertown, in upstate New York, in 1970. His studio in the nearby town of Chatham was an abandoned theater, and it was more spacious than any the artist had previously occupied. The 14 paintings in the Chatham series, all produced during the year following Kelly's arrival, rely on a single formal concept: each ell-shaped work is made of two joined canvases of pure monochrome color. The works vary in color and proportion from one to the next; careful attention was paid to the size of each panel and the color selected in order to achieve balance and contrast between the two. Kelly developed the concept of painting on joined panels while working in Paris in the early 1950s, and it is an approach he continues to explore in his current work. The series has not been exhibited in its entirety since it was presented at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, in 1972, just a year after the paintings were finished. Reuniting this critical series provides a welcome opportunity to investigate a key moment in Kelly's artistic development.

Living in Style - Five Centuries of Interior Design from the Collection of Drawings and Prints - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

This exhibition combines drawings, prints, and objects from all over Europe and the United States as they were collected by the Metropolitan Museum over a period of more than a hundred years. It highlights the ingenuity, beauty, and wit often found in designs for the decorative arts, and follows the dynamic development of shapes, ornaments, and materials alternately governed by issues of comfort, theory, and aesthetics.

Hand Signals: Digits, Fists, and Talons - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

Hands -- a part of the human body through which we communicate, sense, measure, and interact with the material world -- are explored in this selection of 20th-century posters and graphic ephemera drawn from the Museum's collection. Individual identities are mapped on the palm of every hand; a digit is a unit of linear measurement derived from the breadth of a finger; metaphorically speaking, we "grasp" a philosophical truth, "manipulate" emotions, or "handle" a situation. Designers have focused on such expressive possibilities to represent a gamut of emotions and identities, and to signify collective action, collaboration, or conflict. Ranging from an armored gauntlet in a First World War poster by Ludwig Hohlwein to glistening talons advertising Japanese nail polish in the 1980s, the disembodied hands in this exhibition salute, menace, manipulate, and caress. Other posters of the interwar period infuse images of progress with a sense of human agency by incorporating hands that wield tools in the service of constructing a new society.

A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial - International Center of Photography
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

Every three years, ICP's curators round up some of the most interesting contemporary photography and video works from around the world. The 2013 Triennial, A Different Kind of Order, focuses on artworks created in our current moment of widespread economic, social, and political instability. The exhibition will include 27 international artists who employ photography, film, video, and new media.

From Colony to Nation: 200 Years of American Painting - New-York Historical Society
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

This exhibition of American art, drawn from the New-York Historical Society's venerable collections, presents a chronological and thematic survey of masterworks ranging in date from 1720 to 1917. Included are Colonial, Federal and Gilded Age portraits; Hudson River School landscapes; marine and maritime paintings, with a focus on works inspired by the War of 1812; and genre, history, and narrative subjects.

Pat Steir: Blue River - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

Centered around Pat Steir's enormous painting Blue River, this installation will also feature several of the artist's lyrical and highly-textured "waterfall" paintings.

Dinosaur Revolution - Stepping Stones Museum
Through September 08, 2013 - Norwalk

Did T-Rex live closer in time to Apatosaurus or your mom? Were dinosaurs warm-blooded? Dinosaur Revolution challenges visitor knowledge, presents cutting-edge discoveries, and debunks popular myths. Experience what its like to feel the earth beneath your gigantic feet as you make tracks in the Triassic. Learn to fly as you glide through the Jurassic. Between May 28 and Aug. 11, a different dinosaur will be the focus of special, creative programming. Daily drop-in programs include arts, crafts, improvisation and play. During designated times each day, children will be able to take part in a dinosaur dig.

Dinosaur Safari - Bronx Zoo
Through September 08, 2013 - Bronx

The new attraction will include a ride through the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods with more than two-dozen animatronic dinosaurs up to 40 feet long which move, snarl, roar, and spit. In anticipation of the new exhibit, the Bronx Zoo is offering New Yorkers a chance to vote for their favorite dinosaur species at bronxzoo.com/dino and win tickets to see the dinosaurs. Included in the vote: long-necked Brachiosaurus, the intimidating Tyrannosaurus rex, the gator-like Baryonyx, the massive Triceratops, or the flighted Quetzalcoatlus. Exclusive Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari stickers that can be used with a safari field guide will be given to those who vote. Dinosaur Safari will include a ride through a two-acre area of the zoo, and will highlight the physical or behavioral adaptations many share with species that are alive today. This limited engagement will run from Saturday, May 25 through Sunday, September 8, and will be included in the Total Experience Ticket. A 20% discount is offered with online purchases for Monday and Tuesday visits. Tickets can be purchased in advance at bronxzoo.com/dino.

New Harmony: Abstraction between the Wars, 1919-1939 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

New Harmony: Abstraction between the Wars, 1919-1939 explores a rich facet of the Guggenheim's 20th-century collection, celebrating the spirited trends in abstraction embraced among international artists working in Europe between the World Wars.

Cruise Nights - Bear Mountain State Park
Through September 11, 2013 - Bear Mountain

Rod Benders Car Club of New York hosts this popular, summertime event each Wednesday evening through September 11. Check out the cool cars as well as vendors, food, entertainment, raffles, and more. Evenings are family-friendly and pets are welcome.

Inner and Outer Space: Three Sculptures by Alan Binstock - Fort Tryon Park
Through September 13, 2013 -

The exhibition includes three sculptures -- Wayfinder, located across from the New Leaf Cafe, and Third Portal and Trance Ender, found along the Stan Michels Promenade. Made of resin, shattered tempered glass and steel, all three pieces appear to be tools offering direction or pathways to discovery and (inner) navigation.

'Workt by Hand': Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts - Brooklyn Museum
Through September 15, 2013 - Brooklyn

"Workt by Hand": Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts showcases approximately thirty-five American and European quilt masterpieces from the Brooklyn Museum's renowned decorative arts collection. The exhibition examines the impact of feminist scholarship on the ways historical quilts have been and are currently viewed, contextualized, and interpreted. Spanning two centuries of quilt making, the exhibition features superlative examples of the most iconic quilt designs and techniques, including the "Barn Raising" or "Log Cabin" style, the "Garden Basket" style, "Double Wedding Band" designs, the "Rose of Sharon" pattern, and the Amish "Sunshine and Shadow" style, as well as a variety of album quilts. The exhibition considers how issues common to the craft and handmade nature of quilting practices, such as anonymity, authorship, and collectivity, have affected the interpretation and reception of quilts. It also examines the historical designation of quilts as crafts rather than art objects and the shift in the late twentieth century, under the influence of modernism, toward a formalist appreciation of quilts as works of abstract art. This shift, and its implications for the way quilts have been seen and understood, will be explored by the quilts being presented both vertically--as they are now frequently shown in museums and galleries--and horizontally, as though on the beds for which they were originally designed.

Against the Grain - Wood in Contemporary Craft and Design - Museum of Arts & Design
Through September 15, 2013 - New York

Featuring more than 75 installations, sculptures, furniture, and objects, Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Craft and Design explores some ofthe most cutting-edge conceptual and technical trends in woodworking today. The exhibition emphasizes the way artists, designers, and craftspeople have incorporated postmodernist approaches and strategies into woodworking -- deconstructing vessel shapes, playing on the relationship between function and form, and utilizing woodturning and furniture techniques in the creation of sculpture and demonstrating exciting possibilities through the use of technology.

AIDS in New York: The First Five Years - New-York Historical Society
Through September 15, 2013 - New York

AIDS in New York: The First Five Years will explore the impact of the epidemic on personal lives, public health and medical practices, culture, and politics in New York City and the nation. Drawing from the archives of the New York Public Library, New York University, and the National Archive of LGBT History, the show will use posters, photographs, and artifacts to tell the story of the early years of AIDS in New York.

Ellen Gallagher: Don't Axe Me - New Museum
Through September 15, 2013 - New York

Gallagher's first major US museum exhibition, bringing together twenty years of works including iconic paintings, drawings, prints, and film installations, as well as a new series of paintings.

Children With AIDS: 1990-2000 - New-York Historical Society
Through September 15, 2013 - New York

To accompany AIDS in New York: The First Five Years, the New-York Historical Society will curate a visual arts exhibition and gallery show, featuring 30 breathtaking black-and-white photographs by noted photographer and social realist Claire Yaffa from her collection "The Changing Face of Children with AIDS."

Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers - Museum of the City of New York
Through September 15, 2013 - New York

A showcase for innovative design solutions to better accommodate New York City's changing, and sometimes surprising, demographics, including a rising number of single people, and will feature a full-sized, flexibly furnished micro-studio apartment of just 325 square feet -- a size prohibited in most areas of the city.

'Coney Night Maze' - Monumental-Scale Installation by New York Artist, Donna Dennis - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through September 15, 2013 - Purchase

One of the most popular New York City icons is the Coney Island Cyclone, a 1927 landmark wooden roller coaster, whose jack-knife turns and precipitous drops have thrilled hundreds of thousands of visitors since it opened in 1927. It is the inspiration for "Coney Night Maze," a monumental sculptural installation by artist Donna Dennis that will be presented to the public for the first time at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, from June 7 through September 15, 2013. An opening reception will be held Friday evening, June 7, 2013, from 6-8:30pm. Thirteen years in the making, "Coney Night Maze" draws on the labyrinth of fences, gates, and ramps nestled among the I-beams and columns located beneath the actual Cyclone. Rising to a height of twelve feet, the installation includes an ascending rollercoaster-like track which weaves in and out of the darkness, then descends into the distance, skimming the edge of a rock wall that runs the work's entire 27-foot length. Set in a darkened space and lit by rows of bare bulbs, the hovering Cyclone structure with its dead ends, locked gates, and abandoned ticket booths, evokes a phantasmal nocturnal composition of compressed architecture in which the sound of a rollercoaster is heard faintly in the distance. How does one reach the track and its promise of a ride? Says Dennis, "This artwork is experienced from its perimeter. Maze encourages the viewer to encircle the piece. But because there is a deserted, middle-of-the-night quality about it, it's like going into the realm of the unknown. I've created a work that people will want to get into, but they'll have to use their imaginations to do that." Dennis first visited the Cyclone during the mid-1990s while it was closed for the winter. "Peering in, I saw this wooden, rickety structure with all these layers of fencing and beams," she recalls, "and I was fascinated by the green and red ramps, and how everything lined up. Yet, this being winter, none of the rides worked and there was sense of abandonment, which is why the piece I created captures that eerie sense of desertion, with parts that don't function - almost as if it were on its way out." She began "Coney Night Maze" in 1997, constructing the ramps and boardwalk planks, and incorporating related aspects of urban culture such as a subway turnstile and two small houses resembling subway ticket booths. But it was 9/11 that transformed her thinking. "I began to think seriously about mortality," she said. "When the Towers went down, my work went down, too. It was then - when there was so much talk about security - that fences began to mean something to me. So, in "Maze," I wanted the little houses to be fenced in and protected. I also began to view "Maze" as a fragile wooden structure to be equated with human life, and that led me to consider what we are doing to the Earth." So, she incorporated a large rock wall into the piece that was inspired by the steep rock formations of the New Jersey Palisades. "I liked the contrast between the ancient rocks and this rickety temporary structure." Dennis is best known for creating large-scale works, such as tourist cabins and subway stations, including "Subway with Silver Girders" (1981-82), "Deep Station" (1981-85), and drawbridges as in "BLUE BRIDGE/red shift" (1991-93). Deconstructing her architectural prototypes in a language that is both evocatively detailed and highly formal, her work is steeped in a well of personal emotion. Dennis views her work as stopping places or points of passage on a metaphorical journey through life. In the mid-1970s, the artist first came to the attention of both critics and the public with her large, architecturally inspired installations from her Subway Stations and Tourist Cabins series. During these years, artists became interested in tackling the psychological dynamics of architectural space and its cultural impact on society through ambitious sculptural installations. Along with sculptures and environmental interventions by such contemporaries as Alice Aycock, Mary Miss, and Siah Armajani, the work of Donna Dennis has brought a distinct, influential voice to this movement that specifically addresses vernacular architecture. Dennis has exhibited in major museums throughout the world and created public art works. Her work is in many prominent collections, including those of the Brooklyn Museum, the Cleveland Art Museum, the Microsoft Collection in Seattle, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst in Aachen, Germany, the Indianapolis Museum, the San Diego Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. Dennis has exhibited throughout the world in major museums as well as public art installations. "Donna Dennis: Coney Night Maze" is curated by Helaine Posner, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, and Avis Larson, Assistant Curator at the Neuberger Museum of Art. An illustrated brochure accompanies the exhibition, with an essay by Jan Riley, a curator and writer. Support for "Donna Dennis: Coney Night Maze" is provided by the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art and ArtsWestchester, with support from Westchester County government. The Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College engages and inspires diverse audiences by actively fostering the study, appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of modern art, African art, and the art of our time. The Museum is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road in Purchase, New York (Westchester).

Fiercely Modern - Rubin Museum of Art
Through September 16, 2013 - New York

Naga describes a group of culturally and linguistically linked, but distinct tribes living on the border between India and Burma. Because the Naga had the reputation for being fearsome headhunters, they were somewhat isolated and evolved a distinctive material culture. They produce decorative ornaments, expressive wood carvings, and vividly colored textiles. The exhibition, from the Museum of Ethnology in Vienna, will include examples from one of the largest and most important collections in the world.

Federico Uribe: Fantasy River - Hudson River Museum
Through September 22, 2013 - Yonkers

In a summertime extravaganza, the Hudson River Museum presents a dramatic new 3-dimensional landscape - inspired by the dreams of artist Federico Uribe, acclaimed for his fascinating transformations of everyday objects into art. Witness how he creates sculptures, which are not "sculpted," but instead, constructed and woven in ways, curious and unpredictable, intricate and compulsive. A conceptual artist originally from Columbia, Uribe makes individual works and whole-room installations entirely from objects we see around us - shoes, colored pencils, hangers. Red, blue, yellow, a panoply of colors envelopes in this three-gallery display. For the Hudson River Museum, Uribe creates his site-specific installation, "Fantasy River," inspired by the dramatic rolling banks of the Hudson and the world's other great rivers. Filled with blossoming flowers, flying birds, dazzling sunshine, and the flowing "water" of a winding river, this installation, created from new and old materials, provides a spectacular theatrical experience in the Museum's central atrium. Uribe's art is a unique hybrid that resists classification. Watch how he uses the language of pop art to transform the objects of daily life, while tipping his hat to the history and tradition of classical art. Uribe studied art at the University of Los Andes in Bogota, and in 1988 moved to New York to study with acclaimed conceptual artist Luis Camnitzer. As part of his global vision, Uribe's career includes years of work in Cuba, Mexico, Russia, England and Miami. On view through September 22, 2013.

Ken Price Sculpture - A Retrospective - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 22, 2013 - New York

This long overdue retrospective, the first major museum exhibition of Ken Price's work in New York, will trace the development of his ceramic sculptures with approximately sixty-five examples from 1959 to the present. The selection will range from the luminously glazed ovoid forms of Price's early work to the suggestive, molten-like slumps he has made since the 1990s. In addition to the sculpture, there will be a small group of Price's landscape drawings from the past ten years. The artist's close friend, the architect Frank Gehry, will collaborate on the design of the exhibition.

Bill Traylor: Drawings from the Collections of the High Museum of Art and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts - American Folk Art Museum
Through September 22, 2013 - New York

This exhibition includes approximately 63 drawings and paintings by self-taught Alabama artist Bill Traylor. Traylor began making art near the end of his life, and his works are notable for their flat, simply defined shapes and vibrant compositions in which memories and observations relating to African American life are merged. Traylor is recognized as one of the finest American artists of the 20th century.

Erika Vogt: Stranger Debris Roll Roll Roll - New Museum
Through September 22, 2013 - New York

This will be the first solo museum presentation of work by Erika Vogt. Within her installation, she will fuse elements of sculpture, drawing, video, and photography to produce multilayered image spaces.

Recent Gifts - American Folk Art Museum
Through September 22, 2013 - New York

The exhibition is sponsored in part by Joyce Berger Cowin, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Ford Foundation, the David Davies and Jack Weeden Fund for Exhibitions, and Laura and Richard Parsons. Lectures and symposia are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Projects 100: Akram Zaatari - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 23, 2013 - Midtown

Akram Zaatari (Lebanese, b. 1966) is a Beirut-based artist who works in photography, video, and performance to explore issues pertinent to the Lebanese postwar condition, specifically the mediation of territorial conflicts and wars though television and media. Zaatari collects and examines a wide range of documents that testify to the cultural and political conditions of Lebanon's postwar society. His artistic practice involves the study and investigation of the way these documents straddle, conflate, or confuse notions of history and memory. By analyzing and recontextualizing found audiotapes, video footage, photographs, journals, personal collections, interviews, and recollections, Zaatari explores the dynamics that govern the state of image-making in situations of war. To represent Zaatari's rich and varied artistic practice, Projects 100 includes art in a variety of mediums, including new and never-before exhibited works.

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 23, 2013 - Midtown

MoMA presents its first major exhibition on the work of Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, 1887-1965), encompassing his work as an architect, interior designer, artist, city planner, writer, and photographer. Conceived by guest curator Jean-Louis Cohen, the exhibition reveals the ways in which Le Corbusier observed and imagined landscapes throughout his career, using all the artistic techniques at his disposal, from his early watercolors of Italy, Greece, and Turkey, to his sketches of India, and from the photographs of his formative journeys to the models of his large-scale projects. His paintings and drawings also incorporate many views of sites and cities. All of these dimensions are present in the largest exhibition ever produced in New York of his prodigious oeuvre.

A Long-Awaited Tribute: Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian House and Pavilion - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 25, 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.

James Turrell - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 25, 2013 - New York

James Turrell's first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 focuses on the artist's groundbreaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site-specificity in his practice. At its core is a major new project that recasts the Guggenheim rotunda as an enormous volume filled with shifting artificial and natural light. One of the most dramatic transformations of the museum ever conceived, the installation reimagines Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic architecture -- its openness to nature, graceful curves, and magnificent sense of space -- as one of Turrell's Skyspaces, referencing in particular his magnum opus Roden Crater (1976-). Reorienting visitors' experiences of the rotunda from above to below, the exhibition gives form to the air and light occupying the museum's central void, proposing an entirely new experience of the building. Other works from throughout the artist's career will be displayed in the museum's Annex Level galleries, offering a complement and counterpoint to the new work in the rotunda. Organized in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, James Turrell comprises one-third of a major retrospective exhibition spanning the United States during summer 2013. This exhibition is curated by Carmen Gimenez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of Twentieth-Century Art, with Nat Trotman, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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.

The Civil War in 50 Objects Family Scavenger Hunt - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through September 28, 2013 - Upper West Side

Based on the book "The Civil War in 50 Objects" by Harold Holzer and the New-York Historical Society, this hunt takes families around all four floors of the museum to find hidden Civil War objects over the course of four months. Can you spot the daguerrotype of a former slave? What about the painting of lieutenant Henry B. Hidden? Print out the hunt online at nyhistory.org and bring it in for one free children's admission.

Fête Paradiso, World’s First Festival of Vintage French Carnival Rides and Carousels - Governors Island
Through September 29, 2013 - NY

Fête Paradiso, World’s First Festival of Vintage French Carnival Rides and Carousels July 6 - September 29, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Weekends only) Governors Island, NYC Fête Paradiso, the world’s first festival of vintage French carnival rides and carousels, makes American debut on Governors Island. The rare, museum-quality collection, including a full carnival of attractions from the late 19th and early 20th century, such as carousels, flying swings and a pipe organ, is available for the public to ride and enjoy. A bumper car pavilion from 1900 has been transformed into a beer garden, and food reminiscent of a French carnival will be served. Fête Paradiso will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Fête Paradiso will run from July 6 – September 29. Admission is free; rides cost only $3.00 each. Free ferries will run to Governors Island from Manhattan and Brooklyn. For more information, visit FeteParadiso.com. Location: Governors Island, New York City Visitors from Manhattan should take the ferry from the Battery Maritime Building, on the corner of South and Whitehall Streets. Ferries leave at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and every half hour after until 7 p.m. Return ferries to Manhattan leave every half hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the last ferry departing Governors Island at 7 p.m. Visitors from Brooklyn should take the ferry from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 at the foot of Atlantic Avenue beginning at 11 a.m. Ferries run back and forth every hour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visitors to the Island can also take the East River Ferry Service for $4. For a full schedule of the East River Ferry and for fare information, visit http://www.nywaterway.com/erf-home.aspx. of the East River Ferry and for fare information visit http://www.nywaterway.com/erf-home.aspx.

Fête Paradiso, World’s First Festival of Vintage French Carnival Rides and Carousels - Governors Island
Through September 29, 2013 - NY

Fête Paradiso, the world’s first festival of vintage French carnival rides and carousels, makes American debut on Governors Island. The rare, museum-quality collection, including a full carnival of attractions from the late 19th and early 20th century, such as carousels, flying swings and a pipe organ, is available for the public to ride and enjoy. A bumper car pavilion from 1900 has been transformed into a beer garden, and food reminiscent of a French carnival will be served. Fête Paradiso will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Fête Paradiso will run from July 6 – September 29. Admission is free; rides cost only $3.00 each. Free ferries will run to Governors Island from Manhattan and Brooklyn. For more information, visit FeteParadiso.com. Location: Governors Island, New York City. Visitors from Manhattan should take the ferry from the Battery Maritime Building, on the corner of South and Whitehall Streets. Ferries leave at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and every half hour after until 7 p.m. Return ferries to Manhattan leave every half hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the last ferry departing Governors Island at 7 p.m. Visitors from Brooklyn should take the ferry from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 at the foot of Atlantic Avenue beginning at 11 a.m. Ferries run back and forth every hour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visitors to the Island can also take the East River Ferry Service for $4. For a full schedule of the East River Ferry and for fare information, visit http://www.nywaterway.com/erf-home.aspx.

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.

Mornings On The Farm - The Art Farm In The City
Through September 29, 2013 - Upper East Side

Where else in New York City can you begin your day on the farm? With a basket full of hay and goodies, you and your kids can spend the morning feeding, petting, and smiling in photos with more than 50 animals. Enjoy a one of a kind experience at this award-winning indoor farm on the Upper East Side.

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.

Jack Goldstein x 10,000 - The Jewish Museum
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

The first American retrospective of the Canadian-born artist Jack Goldstein (1945 - 2003) brings to light his important legacy. A teaching assistant for the esteemed conceptual artist John Baldessari and a contemporary of such artists as Cindy Sherman, Sherrie Levine, Laurie Simmons, Barbara Kruger, David Salle and Robert Longo, Goldstein spent his creative years in New York and Southern California and became a central figure in the Pictures Generation of the 1970s and 80s. The artists of this generation explored a new stylistic vocabulary grounded in their interest in popular culture, appropriating images from books, magazines, advertisements, television, and film. This comprehensive exhibition frames Goldstein as a pivotal artist of his generation and showcases his influential paintings and films, while also including installations, ephemera, writings, and pioneering sound recordings. Goldstein transformed, restaged, and remade films in such a way as to strip out specific details, context, and function. Exhibition highlights include his celebrated film of a growling Metro-Goldwyn Mayer lion Another signature work is the film The Jump featuring a leaping diver, performing a somersault and disintegrating into fragments. Given Goldstein's legacy and his increasing relevance to younger artists, this long overdue retrospective is essential to a larger re-evaluation of post-1960s American art. Organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and guest-curated by Philipp Kaiser.

As Subject and Object: Contemporary Book Artists Explore Sacred Hebrew Texts - Museum of Biblical Art
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

Featuring the work of approximately a dozen contemporary artists, this exhibition highlights books and, in some cases, series of individual pages, inspired by the Hebrew Bible and other sacred Hebrew texts.

As Subject and Object: Contemporary Book Artists Explore Sacred Hebrew Texts - Museum of Biblical Art
Through September 29, 2013 - Upper West Side

Featuring the work of 14 contemporary artists, this exhibition highlights artists' books inspired by the Hebrew Bible and other sacred Hebrew texts. The works on view underscore the relevance of the Bible to present-day book artists and emphasize how these artists garner personally and artistically resonant subject matter from the source materials. Some artists treat the texts as subjects—as inspiration for creating new volumes—while others treat them as objects to be physically altered. Still others explore the boundaries of the single printed page using ages-old techniques such as micrography, illumination, and papercutting.

Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

To mark the centennial of the Arms and Armor Department, this exhibition surveys the career of Dr. Bashford Dean (1867-1928), the department's founding curator.

Front Row: Chinese American Designers - Museum of Chinese in America
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

Front Row traces and celebrates the rise of Chinese American designers who decided to make their marks in New York. In the 1980s, designers such as Anna Sui, Yeohlee Teng, Vera Wang and Vivienne Tam emerged in the New York fashion scene just as the city was transforming its identity from a garment center into one of the fashion capitals of the world. Curiously, the growth of New York's Chinatown, the preponderance of Chinese manufacturers (tailors and seamstresses) in the city's garment district, and the increased outsourcing of garment manufacturing to China, occurred alongside the rapid growth of fashion's creative industries and a broader shift towards creative driven production in New York.

Shanghai Glamour: New Women 1910s-40s - Museum of Chinese in America
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

Shanghai Glamour explores how Shanghai women and their fashionable dress epitomized the seduction and mystery of this legendary city as it was modernizing in the early 20th century. Shanghai was established as a treaty port in the nineteenth century and became a major modern metropolis by the 1920s, internationally known as "the Paris of the East."

5th Annual StoryWalk - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through September 29, 2013 - Scarsdale

Take a guided walk along the woodland trail while enjoying a favorite children's storybook, "Chipmunk at Hollow Tree Lane," by Victoria Sherrow. Bookmarks and passes for a free CPKids Meal will be available in the Manor House. Sponsored by California Pizza Kitchen. Recommended for ages 8 and younger. Free through Sept. 29.

Children's Museum of the Arts Free Art Island Outpost Program - Governors Island
Through September 29, 2013 - Governors Island

Join CMA's Teaching Artists for free hands on art-making each weekend. Collaborate with other visitors on a variety of themed art workshops including painting, sound design, sculpture, animation, podcasting, and more.

Shipwrecked! A History of Maritime Disasters in NY Harbor - Governors Island
Through September 29, 2013 - Governors Island

Learn about the maritime mayhem that once occured in NY Harbor. Genuine artifacts will be displayed.

'The Berenstain Bears LIVE!' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through September 29, 2013 - Upper West Side

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, "The Berenstain Bears LIVE!" brings everyone's favorite bear family to life in a theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear's grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can't stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. Now in its third smash year, "The Berenstain Bears LIVE!" will give boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up. Officially approved by the authors themselves, the Berenstain Bears are now singing and dancing across the stage with performances every weekend in NYC. Be sure to join the bears for free face painting and photos after the show.

Free Open Hours - Waterfront Museum
Through September 30, 2013 - Red Hook

Visit the Waterfront Museum during free open hours and learn about this historic Hudson River barge and the maritime history of New York harbor.

Kayaking - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through September 30, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Kayaking for all ages. Children under 18 must have an adult present and a waiver signed.

Fete Paradiso - Governors Island
Through September 30, 2013 - Governors Island

Revel in the nostalgia of vintage French carousels and carnival rides. As the event's promoter's describe, "Fête Paradiso will transport adults and children to a charming Parisian street fair of a bygone era." Fantasies aside, you and the kidlets will enjoy carousels, flying swings, a pipe organ, and an original "bicycle carousel" which, back in its time, was created to encourage Parisiens to use a then-new mode of transport: the bicycle!

Bike and Boat Guided Tour with Bike and Roll NYC - Bike and Roll NYC
Through October 01, 2013 - Midtown West

Sometimes people forget that Manhattan is an island and that the best way to see it is from both on-shore and off-shore. Take a guided tour via a bike and then a boat to really experience New York City. You'll start at Bike and Roll's Battery Park location and ride along the traffic-free bike path along the Hudson. You'll cross to the other side of Manhattan on city streets and pass City Hall before getting on and going over the Brooklyn Bridge. Some of the city's most beautiful neighborhoods are in Brooklyn and some of the best views of Manhattan are from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. You'll see it all. At the bottom of Old Fulton Street, you'll board a NY Water Taxi where your tour continues with amazing close-up views (great for photos) of the South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island with drop-of in midtown. Back on your bike, the final stretch of the ride takes you south along the Hudson River past Gehry's IAC building, the High Line, the Meatpacking District, yachts, marinas, and so much more, until you return to your starting point at Battery Park.

Brooklyn Bridge & Beyond Tour - Bike and Roll NYC
Through October 01, 2013 - New York

Explore Manhattan AND Brooklyn by bike! Start in lower Manhattan and cross both the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges and thrill to the views from their peak points. Pedal through up-and-coming DUMBO, plus historic Brooklyn Heights. Stop on the Promenade where the most famous vista of Manhattan's skyline can be enjoyed. Great for visitors who want to get beyond Manhattan and into some of the city's most interesting neighborhoods.

Bike and Boat Guided Tour - Bike and Roll NYC
Through October 01, 2013 - New York

Sometimes we forget that Manhattan is an island and that the best way to see it is from both on-shore and off-shore. Take a guided tour via a bike and then a boat to really experience New York City. You'll start at Bike and Roll's Battery Park location and ride along the traffic-free bike path along the Hudson. You'll cross to the other side of Manhattan on city streets and pass City Hall before getting on and going over the Brooklyn Bridge. Some of the city's most beautiful neighbor- hoods are in Brooklyn and some of the best views of Manhattan are from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. You'll see it all. At the bottom of Old Fulton Street, you'll board a NY Water Taxi where your tour continues with amazing close-up views (great for photos) of the South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island with drop-of in midtown. Back on your bike, the final stretch of the ride takes you south along the Hudson River past Gehry's IAC building, the High Line, the Meatpacking District, yachts, marinas, and so much more, until you return to your starting point at Battery Park.

Animal Adventures - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 01, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids learn about and touch live animals from the Museum's living collection.

Downtown Sculpture Exhibit - Village of Ossining
Through October 01, 2013 - Ossining

To celebrate the Village of Ossining's bicentennial, tour the 25 outdoor sculptures installed throughout the Village's historic buildings and downtown waterfront area. The six-month juried exhibition, running May through October, will provide direct and free access to art for thousands of residents and visitors.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Overview Tour: The Past, The Present, and The Future - Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92
Through October 01, 2013 - Vinegar Hill

It's hard not to notice the hulking structures of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Here's an opportunity to tour the Yard and learn about intriguing sites of the 150-year shipbuilding facility, including a Civil-War era dry dock, the 24-acre former Navy hospital campus, and more.

See It Big - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 01, 2013 - Crown Heights

Children, age 4 and older, experiment with microscopes, binoculars, and magnifying glasses.

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.

John Jay Homestead Farm Market - John Jay Homestead
Through October 03, 2013 - Katonah

This independent market will offer fruit, produce, including heirloom varieties, and flowers grown by local farmers, using certified organic, organic, biodynamic, and conventional methods. There will be an array of artisanal baked goods, including raw, vegan, and gluten-free, cheese, dairy, wine, meats, fresh seafood, prepared foods, as well as hand-crafted local products. The John Jay Homestead Farm Market continues to embrace the small, local farmer, whose farms are literally miles from the site. The core local farmer/owners are Liz Taggart, Amba Farm of Bedford Hills, Jerry & Nancy Kohlberg, Cabbage Hill Farm of Mount Kisco, Lou D'Alessandro, JD Farms of Brewster, Deb Taft, Mobius Fields of Waccabuc, Shep Goodman, Mt. Holly Farm of Katonah, and Jenny Elliot, Tiny Hearts Farm of North Salem. In addition John Ubaldo, John Boys Farm of Cambridge, and Mark Santoro, Gaia's Breath Farm of Jordanville round out the mix. Some of the returning vendors are Ladle of Love, Wave Hill Breads, Red Barn Bakery, Big Bang Coffee, and Whitecliff Vineyards. A few of the new vendors include Jnana Organics of Mount Kisco, Truck Restaurant of Bedford, and Champagne Tea and Plum Plums Cheese, both of Pound Ridge. Shoppers will enjoy 62-acres of historic grounds and are welcome to explore flower, herb and vegetable gardens, a chicken-and-egg co-op, and a 12-hive apiary, along with wooded trails and a pond. They can tour the historic Jay house, discover the new Education and Visitor Center in the newly restored Carriage Barn, or explore the new Children's Discovery Centers in five of the site's historic buildings, filled with hands-on activities.

Hopper Drawing - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through October 06, 2013 - New York

The first major museum exhibition to focus on the drawings and creative process of Edward Hopper (1882-1967). The exhibition will survey Hopper's significant and underappreciated achievements as a draftsman, and will pair many of his greatest oil paintings, including Early Sunday Morning (1930), New York Movie (1939), Office at Night (1940) and Nighthawks (1942), with their preparatory drawings and related works.

What Is It? Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era - Lockwood-Mathews Mansion
Through October 06, 2013 - Norwalk

Victorian era gadgets, technologies and breakthroughs will be on display to introduce visitors to mid-to-late 19th century inventions and discoveries in many diverse areas including communication, transportation, manufacturing, medicine, food and recreation. Audiences might be surprised at how some of the historic breakthroughs are still relevant today. April 17 2013-October 6, 2013.

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Through October 12, 2013 - New York City

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Alex Katz: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through October 13, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Alex Katz (b.1927) is one of the most important American artists alive today. The exhibition includes landscapes and collages from early in Katz?s career and continues through the 1960s and beyond with his hallmark paintings ? enormous, brilliantly-colored portraits of his family and friends. The exhibition draws on the Whitney?s large holdings and is augmented with works from NCMA?s own permanent collection and some on loan from other art institutions. The exhibition runs through October 13.

Exhibition: Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center - Katonah Museum of Art
Through October 13, 2013 - Katonah

"Remix" weaves the narrative of collage through the history of modern and contemporary art. Coined in the early 20th century from the French word coller, meaning to glue or stick, the term "collage" originally described a revolutionary method of art-making. Over time its definition has expanded to represent an approach to and perception of the modern world. The 100 artists featured in the exhibition utilize collage's core conceptual traits - heterogeneity, fragmentation, and appropriation - to address with clarity and immediacy the circumstances of their times. Remix explores the impact of collage on artistic and cultural expression and gathers together the diverse fragments of a rich artistic tradition. On view through October 13. Museum hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10am-5pm; Sundays: 12-5pm. Closed Mondays.

Exhibit: "Yorktown: People-Places-Products" - Yorktown Museum
Through October 19, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Although highlighting Yorktown and its surrounding areas, this exhibit could be about any local town in the Hudson River valley. The dominant structure was the church; hotels and summer cabins abounded before accessibility through the nearby northern and eastern mountains. The coming of the railroad moved the center of town from Crompond to Yorktown Heights. Significant residents in town were painter Wallace Putnam, photographer Consuelo Kanaga, editor William Maxwell, Estee Lauder, Lydia Locke, and actress Ann Francis. Over 30 works by local artists will be featured. Folk artist Walter Liebrock, watercolorist Ann Bower, William Nelson, and other talented painters reproduce the look of the town and its surrounding area. The Sta-Hot electric iron was manufactured in Yorktown, and Clarence Birdseye patented his frozen food idea while living in town. There is now a fledgling winery. This is just a microcosm of the display about Yorktown and its surroundings, and should be a fun and nostalgic visit for all. There are also five permanent exhibit rooms, a gift shop, and research library to round out your visit. The exhibit is open April 27 through October 19.

Exhibit: 'Yorktown: People-Places-Products' - Yorktown Museum
Through October 19, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Although highlighting Yorktown and its surrounding areas, this exhibit could be about any local town in the Hudson River valley. The dominant structure was the church; hotels and summer cabins abounded before accessibility through the nearby northern and eastern mountains. The coming of the railroad moved the center of town from Crompond to Yorktown Heights. Significant residents in town were painter Wallace Putnam, photographer Consuelo Kanaga, editor William Maxwell, Estee Lauder, Lydia Locke, and actress Ann Francis. Over 30 works by local artists will be featured. Folk artist Walter Liebrock, watercolorist Ann Bower, William Nelson, and other talented painters reproduce the look of the town and its surrounding area. The Sta-Hot electric iron was manufactured in Yorktown, and Clarence Birdseye patented his frozen food idea while living in town. There is now a fledgling winery. This is just a microcosm of the display about Yorktown and its surroundings, and should be a fun and nostalgic visit for all. There are also five permanent exhibit rooms, a gift shop, and research library to round out your visit. The exhibit is open April 27 through October 19. Museum hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am-4pm; Saturdays 1-4pm.

Eggs-hibition: Unscrambling Their History - Bruce Museum
Through October 20, 2013 - Greenwich

This new exhibition will delight visitors with an array of eggs. From food to children's fairy tales, Fabergé eggs to pharmacology, Eggs-hibition explores the evolution of the egg, its prominent inclusion in creation myths worldwide, the complex simplicity of its design, and the inspiration it imparts to artists who have painted, bejeweled, photographed, and written about them. March 23-October 20, 2013.

Get Fresh Yonkers Farmers' Market - Van Der Donck Park at Larkin Plaza
Through October 26, 2013 - Yonkers

Groundwork Hudson Valley's newly expanded farmers' market in downtown Yonkers features local produce grown within 100 miles of Yonkers, as well as food tastings, free lectures, and entertainment for all ages.

Muscoot Farmers' Market - Muscoot Farm
Through October 27, 2013 - Katonah

Food, meats, produce, pasta, dressings, pickles, jams, baked goods, and more are all available at the market.

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. Registration is requested.

'Discovery' Wetlands Cruise - Boatworks Marina
Through October 30, 2013 - Stony Brook

Learn the importance and fragility of a wetlands ecosystem, enjoy the sweeping panorama of a salt marsh moraine and be amazed at the untouched beauty of Long Island's North Shore this summer aboard the "Discovery" Wetlands Cruise 90-minute sightseeing tours aboard a 27-passenger pontoon boat. A naturalist is on board to guide passengers through this experience embracing ecology, geology and history. The cruise also includes information on how Native Americans first settled here, views of a long sand pit with the historic Gamecock Cottage at its tip, the serpentine creek, tidal flow, grasses and various species of water fowl and other wildlife in the wetlands. Seating is first come, first served. For additional information or to make a reservation, call the museum or go online. Cruises run through October 30, 2013.

Summer Events - Stony Point Lighthouse and Battlefield
Through October 31, 2013 - Stony Point

Bring your family for a living history lesson and learn about the role Stony Point played in the American Revolution. Check out an 18th century Soldier's Camp Saturdays 10am-4pm and Sundays 12-4pm. See an artillery drill featuring the battlefield's 6-pounder cannon Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm. Battlefield tours are held Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. All events are weather and staffing permitting. Call before your visit to confirm.

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through October 31, 2013 - Flatbush

Kids have fun out in nature by playing animal charades, pretending to be a bat trying to catch a moth, or joining in many other fun and active nature games that teaches them about the nature around us. Led by a park naturalist.

Carousel Rides - Prospect Park Carousel
Through October 31, 2013 - Flatbush

Take a ride on the Park's beautiful 101 year-old carousel.

Saturday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through October 31, 2013 - Brooklyn

Saturday Story Time is geared toward kids ages 3 to 8 and their families. Authors and illustrators of picture books often visit us on Saturdays to present their new books, and neighborhood performers sometimes read as well.

Tree House Installation - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through October 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Tree house architect Roderick Romero has created a whimsical, inhabitable sculpture using wood from trees felled by Hurricane Sandy. This "tree house" will be part open-air classroom, part viewing point, and part artwork. Created specifically for BBG, it will invite visitors of all ages to experience the Garden in a new way.

Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through October 31, 2013 - Riverhead

Add extra aquatic adventure to your visit with an interactive cruise aboard the Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat. Over the course of your trip, you and your family participate in hands-on exploration, including trap pulls, horseshoe crab encounters, and a stroll along a remote beach.

Try It Tuesdays - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Children explore, learn, and discover as they try out science, art, and language in fun and exciting ways.

Wonderment Wednesdays - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids explore and uncover amazing wonders from the Museum's collection. Unravel the mysterious secrets of objects from across the ocean and right in our own backyards.

Folktale Fridays - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through October 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

From African folktales to Aesop's Fables, animals can teach us so much! Come hear a cherished tale and meet our featured creature!

Go Sailing - Tribeca Sailing NYC
Through October 31, 2013 - New York Harbor

Tribeca Sailing offers two-hour sailing adventures from Tribeca, NY, to the sights of lower Manhattan including the Statue of Liberty. Seven days a week, the sailboat TARA will leave the dock at Pier 25 inside the Hudson River Park maximum 6 passengers. TARA will sail past the Freedom Tower, Battery Park, Governors Island and Ellis Island, while ending with a close-up view of our majestic lady in the harbor, the Statue of Liberty. The Captain is sure to provide some colorful history along the way. Families may actively participate in manning the sails or sit back and enjoy their personal cruise. Either way, they will enjoy the spaciousness of the cockpit, the luxury of the teak-laden cabin, and the ease of maneuvering around the tremendously stable 35' custom-built Hinckley sailboat. Sails are limited to 6 passengers (ages 7 and older). The website contains the sailing schedule and TARA is also available for private events. Pier 25 is a short walk up the Hudson River Park's promenade from the Path, Subway, Ferry Terminal, or any of the downtown hotels. TSNYC is a new business created with customer service as a priority for success. The owner and captain has over 30 years of sailing experience and is fully certified by the United States Coast Guard. As resident of Battery Park City, his goal is to service the community and help promote local businesses, as customers are sure to leave the sail looking for refreshments and entertainment.

Alex Katz: What About Style? - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through October 31, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

For more than 50 years, painter Alex Katz has resisted trends in modern art to pioneer and refine his own style of flat, elegant, and realistic figure painting. What About Style? offers an uncluttered view of this American maverick. Filmmaker and art critic Heinz Peter Schwerfel captures the elusive Katz working in his Maine studio and his Soho flat, laboring over a 32-foot painting called The Black Brook. Interviews, archival footage, images of his subjects, and a virtual tour of 20 Katz paintings are combined to convey his unique style of art. No reservations. First come, first seated. The exhibition runs through October 31.

The Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 03, 2013 - New York

Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi has createed a site-specific work atop The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden this summer. Considered one of the leading figures in developing a "contemporary miniature" aesthetic, integrating motifs and techniques of traditional miniature painting with contemporary themes, Qureshi is the first artist to create a work that will be painted directly onto the surfaces of the Roof Garden. The work will relate to elements from his earlier works while responding to the broad vistas of nature in Central Park that can be viewed from the Roof Garden, as well as to the area's architectural and historical contexts.

Kathe Kollwitz: Prints from the 'War' and 'Death' Portfolios - Brooklyn Museum
Through November 10, 2013 - Brooklyn

This selection of thirteen rarely displayed prints by German Expressionist artist Kathe Kollwitz, from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, focuses on works relating to the impact of war. The exhibition features the artist's most famous print cycles, War (Krieg) and Death (Tod), created between World War I, when her son was killed in Flanders, and World War II. The Death cycle of lithographs includes Woman Entrusts Herself to Death and Death Seizes the Children. These images of familial tenderness, highlighting the daily struggles of the poor and working classes, and the degree to which they bear the burden of war, are the primary focus of Kollwitz's canon. Also on display is a 1927 self-portrait of Kollwitz in profile. Born in Konigsberg, East Prussia, Kollwitz began producing etchings in the late nineteenth century, first working in a naturalistic style and later moving toward Expressionism. A lifelong socialist and an outspoken pacifist after World War I, Kollwitz was expelled from the Prussian Academy of Arts when Hitler came to power, and was later barred from exhibiting.

Tours - Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
Through November 11, 2013 - Sleepy Hollow

Kykuit, the six-story stone house and rolling hilltop estate that served as home to four generations of Rockefellers, is open to visitors beginning Saturday, May 4, through Sunday, Sep. 30, and Nov. 1-11. Open daily Oct 1-31. Kykuit's modern and classical art collection, architecture, and expansive gardens are consistently rated the top attraction in the lower Hudson Valley, and draw tens of thousands of visitors annually. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, includes a six-story stone house, multiple terraced gardens, art galleries, outdoor classical and modern sculpture, and commanding Hudson River views. Its hilltop location overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades is 500 feet above sea level. Visitors to Kykuit learn the story of the Rockefellers, beginning with John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, whose business acumen made him the richest man in America in his day. He later became the country's first great philanthropist. By his death in 1937, he had given away more than half his fortune through various philanthropic programs. Visitors can choose from four tours: Classic, Grand, Timesaver, and Selected Highlights. The Classic, ideal for first-time visitors, is a shorter experience than the comprehensive, three-hour Grand. Besides the mansion, both of these tours include time in Kykuit's art galleries, gardens, and Coach Barn, with its collection of horse-drawn carriages, vintage automobiles, and equestrian equipment. The 90-minute Timesaver is ideal for those on tighter schedules, while Selected Highlights maximizes time in the gardens. Visitors can buy tickets online in advance, choosing the exact tour, time, and date they want to visit. Tickets are on sale at hudsonvalley.org. Historic Hudson Valley recommends advanced ticket buying, particularly for weekend tours, which fill up quickly. Besides online, tickets may be purchased by calling 914-631-8200 (service charge additional) or at the Kykuit Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow. All tours start at the Kykuit Visitor Center; doors open at 9am.

Dance Around with Nat - The Moxie Spot
Through November 13, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Nat, the Moxie Spot's proprietor, leads an hour of dancing and music.

Indoor Playspace - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through November 13, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Children age 6 and younger enjoy an indoor playground, rockers, blocks, play panel for theater, rock climbing wall, bouncy castle, musical instruments, and easel boards for drawing. Have fun with many more age appropriate toys that encourage creativity and develop children's imagination.

Retrospective - Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Through November 16, 2013 - New York

Featuring more than 100 garments, accessories, and textiles from the Museum's permanent collection, Retrospective begins with a selection of fashions that references historical periods prior to the eighteenth century, including a 1981 gold lame ensemble by Zandra Rhodes and a 1999 painted silk chiffon gown by Alexander McQueen for Givenchy Couture, both of which draw inspiration from sixteenth-century England. The remainder of the exhibition showcases groupings of period fashions -- from 18th century to grunge -- and their more recent revivals.

GrowNYC Greenmarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 16, 2013 - Long Island City

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday. With workshops, yoga classes, exhibitions and stunning views, the Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket is a great place to spend a Saturday morning. Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly featuring seasonal items from the market, and family friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Italian Renaissance and Baroque Bronze Sculpture from the Robert Lehman Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 17, 2013 - New York

In celebration of the recently published catalogue of Robert Lehman's collection of European sculpture and metalwork, this exhibition presents a selection of Italian bronze sculpture of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, displayed as a group for the first time. Featuring bronze casts after models created by masters such as Severo da Ravenna and Desiderio da Firenze, this selection includes independent figural statuettes as well as functional objects created in key centers of Italian bronze production, in particular Padua and Venice. During the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, bronze statuettes were generally displayed in private studies, where they were accompanied by functional aids to scholarship such as inkwells, writing boxes, and candleholders. The scholars who inhabited these studies often had a profound interest in classical antiquity. Thus, it is unsurprising that classicizing motifs and figures from Greco-Roman mythology abound in these small works in bronze.

Farmers' Market - Memorial Park Spring Valley
Through November 20, 2013 - Spring Valley

This weekly market features local fruits and vegetables. Wednesdays through November 20.

White Plains Outdoor Farmers' Market - White Plains
Through November 20, 2013 - White Plains

An authentic, French open-air market offering everything from meats to produce to artisan cheeses and olive oil.

New Rochelle Farmers' Market - New Rochelle
Through November 22, 2013 - New Rochelle

Fresh, local baked goods, fruit, herbs, organic produce, specialty foods, vegetables, and more.

Farmer's Market Fridays - Queens Botanical Garden
Through November 22, 2013 - Flushing

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee and nut butters from the Farmer's Market. Every Friday, June 21 through November 22, from 8:30am to 4pm, on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, directly outside the Garden gates.

Ridge Hill's Down to Earth Farmers Market - Westchester's Ridge Hill - Yonkers
Through November 22, 2013 - Yonkers

Fresh baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more. Family-friendly activities like coloring, Origami, and more will be available from 12-6pm each week in association with Whole Foods.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 23, 2013 - Bronxville

Over 25 vendors offer fresh produce, including organic produce, pasture raised meats, eggs, milk, fish fresh from Montauk, honey, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, breads, baked goods, quiche, dips, soups, herbs, lavender and lavender products, local wines, field-cut wild flowers, bottled milk, granola, soups, cookies, hand made soaps and lotions, home spun fibers for knitting, and chutney. Rain or shine.

Tarrytown Farmers' Market - Tarrytown
Through November 23, 2013 - Tarrytown

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, soups, and more.

Pleasantville Farmers' Market - Pleasantville
Through November 23, 2013 - Pleasantville

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Chappaqua Farmers' Market - Chappaqua Train Station
Through November 23, 2013 - Chappaqua

Fresh baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more. Family-friendly activities every week. Here are some of the vendors: Bombay Emerald Chutney. Indian-style chutneys (mint, plum, and more), samosas, and saag paneer. Bread Alone from Boiceville, NY. Organic breads baked every day using fresh grains and local produce. From rustic miche loaves to San Francisco-style sourdough, as well as their signature Morning Glory Muffins. Chatham Brewery from Old Chatham, NY. Small-batch ales sold in growlers; hard pumpkin, pear, and apple ciders, and old fashioned root beer, also sold in growlers. Clean Ridge Soap from Pound Ridge, NY. Soaps, oils, and lotions, all made from local plants and herbs from the NY area. Coach Farm from Pine Plains, NY. Authentic artisanal goat cheeses fresh from the farm, not sealed in plastic. Also goat's milk yogurts. Cowberry Crossing Farm from Claverack, NY. Farmers, Richardand& Cecile Harrison, are committed to local, humane, sustainable farming, and their farm is certified both organic and biodynamic. Produce, poultry, meat, and eggs. Flourish Baking Company from Scarsdale, NY. Diane Forley and Michael Otsuka bring their tarts, breads, prepared foods, and delicious vegetable pot pies to the market. Gaia's Breath from Hastings, NY. Organic meat vendor of free-range lamb, pork, veal, and chicken, and high-end flavorful sausages and charcuterie. Their farm, "265 acres of pure organic bliss," is situated between the Catskill and Adirondack mountain ranges. Honey Locust Farm from Newburgh, NY. A unique, small-scale farm that specializing in Chef-Centered Gourmet Agriculture. Products include teas, ciders, greens, herbs, and of course, honey. Hudson Valley Duck from Ferndale, NY. Bringing to market two varieties of duck at the farm - the classic Moulard and a heritage breed called Lola - and also duck charcuterie (duck prosciutto breast and duck salami), as well as speciality products like confit. Joe's Mozzarella from Hastings-on-the Hudson, NY. Handmade mozzarella and sandwiches. Kings Roaming Angus from Cobleskill, NY. Grass-fed beef, pork, and free-range chicken and eggs. The go-to vendor for all your BBQ needs. Kontoulis Olive Oil from Larchmont, NY. After inheriting a grove of olive trees, the Kontoulis family turned the grove into a business. They harvest and press the olives in Greece, but bottle the oil here. Madura Farms from Orange County, NY. Fancy mushrooms are their specialty, used for their medicinal and culinary value. Also available are their tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and exotic leafy greens. Morgiewicz Farms from Goshen, NY. You won't see heads of lettuce this big and fresh for miles. This family has been farming in black dirt country for four generations. Newgate Farms from Windsor, CT. Family owned since 1933 and farming for five generations, Newgate Farms is now a strictly retail, farmers' market agri-business, bringing fresh produce and farm products to the market. Obercreek Farm from Beacon, NY. Organic greenhouse baby and Asian greens. Orchards of Concklin from Pomona, NY. Many varieties of local apples and other fruits and berries, fresh apple cider donuts, pies, and cookies! Papa Pasquale Ravioli and Pasta Co. from Brooklyn, NY. A bevy of fresh ravioli, stuffed shells, rice balls, homespun marinara sauce, fresh ricotta, and dried sausage. Picklelicious from Teaneck, NJ. An amazing array of pickles (including their famous "pickle-on-a-stick"!) olives, and tapenades. The Pie Lady and Son from Nyack, NY. Even Grandma would approve of these classic American pies, made with fruit from local farms including the Chappaqua Farmers' Market's very own Orchards of Conklin! Pura Vida Fishery from Long Island, NY. Fresh fish, shellfish, and smoked fish from the Hampton Bays. "Scallops so sweet you could eat them raw." Pure Food Sisters from Greenwich CT. Two sisters who love to eat and cook healthy offer their line of prepared foods: arugula pesto, French bistro salads like shredded carrot or celery root remoulade. Ready, Set, Sharp from Hastings, NY. On-the-spot sharpening of knives (even serrated!), gardening tools, scissors, etc. Renee's Jams from Bedford, NY. Schoolteacher-turned-summer-jam-maker, Renee McCaine-Taylor, makes real homestyle jams. Rich Brownies from Briarcliff Manor, NY. Fans of Rich Brownies have described them as "amazing," "exquisite," and "as addictive as crack." They really are that good! Savor Cookies from Watertown, CT. A dizzying array of unusually flavored sweet and savory cookies such as roasted red pepper, cardamom and dark chocolate, and birch and maple. All beautifully packaged for gift-giving. Spice Revolution from Dobbs Ferry, NY. Selling meat rubs and seasonings for baking and vegetables, as well as exotic spices, gourmet salts, and chocolates. Stone Barns from Pocantico Hills, NY. Chef Dan Barber has become the voice of food sustainability, and his restaurants, Blue Hill, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, are the gold standard of true farm to table cuisine. So, it is with great pleasure that the Chappaqua Farmers Market announces that on the first and third Saturday of every month, Stone Barns will be selling their pristine meats raised in Pocantico Hills. Taiim Falafel from Hastings, NY. Hummus, Israeli salad, tabouleh, and other delicacies from this popular Hastings Eatery. Tierra Nut Farm from Valatie, NY. Organic, locally roasted and prepared nuts (ginger cashew, tamari almond, Thai-spiced cashews etc.), as well as nut butters and coffee made from fair-trade beans roasted in the Hudson Valley. True Food of Nyack from Nyack, NY. Prepared foods like wheatberry salads and lentil burgers made with local ingredients. Also, a variety of healthy burritos, filled with all things local. Winding Drive Artisan Jams, from Woodbury, CT. Artisan jams, jellies, and marmalades that emphasize distinctive flavor blends and traditional cooking methods. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 23, 2013 - Bronxville

Thirty-eight vendors, from veggies, fruit, pasture-raised meats, and poultry, to yarn.

Ramsey Farmers Market - Ramsey Farmers Market
Through November 24, 2013 - Ramsey

This weekly market features 35 vendors with organic and traditional produce, artisan breads and cheeses, local honey, homemade pastas and sauces, local wine, organic hummus and prepared foods, gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegar, homemade jams, spices, fresh fish, and more. Parents can shop while their kids enjoy music, crafts, and other special events. Check out the web site for details of weekly highlights. Sundays through November 24.

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers' Market - Croton-on-Hudson
Through November 24, 2013 - Croton-on-Hudson

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meat, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Farmers' Market - Piermont Village
Through November 24, 2013 - Piermont

This weekly market features chutneys, breads, baked goods, produce, and artisanal cheese. Sundays through November 24.

Grow NYC: Elmhurst Greenmarket - Elmhurst Hospital
Through November 26, 2013 - Elmhurst

Enjoy this market located along an entrance to Elmhurst hospital, which offers a variety of local produce, orchard fruit, picked at its peak of ripeness, hearty vegetables grown in the nutrient-rich soil of Orange County's "Black Dirt" region, and freshly baked bread, pastries and granola. The market, which is open on Tuesdays thru November 26, promotes healthy living, offering recipes and cooking demonstrations to entice even the most timid of eaters and home cooks.

GreenMarket Farmers' Market - The New York Botanical Garden
Through November 27, 2013 - Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden's Greenmarket provides affordable, locally grown produce along with fresh, nutritious baked goods, and other specialty items. Talk to the farmers to learn more about the nutritional and health benefits of gardening and eating locally. Learn how to use produce from the market to make easy, nutritional meals at weekly cooking demonstrations and find out about composting, recycling, growing vegetables, and more at special demonstrations throughout the season. Hear "what's fresh" at the market each week by calling 718-362-9561 and pressing 406# to find out what you can incorporate into your meals. Cooking demonstrations, recipe exchanges, and raffles as well as educational programming will take place in the market throughout the season. Every Wednesday John Scardina graces the market with live folk music. Free admission and parking to shop at the Greenmarket.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through November 30, 2013 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Sunday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through November 30, 2013 - Brooklyn

Babies and toddlers enjoy stories as read by a different visiting author each week.

Discovery Quests - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
Through November 30, 2013 - Cornwall

Families are invited to learn about nature in a fun interactive way. Each guidebook sends participants looking for clues along nature center trails, which range from casual to challenging. Saturdays and Sundays through November.

Valerie Hegarty: Alternative Histories - Brooklyn Museum
Through December 01, 2013 - Brooklyn

Valerie Hegarty: Alternative Histories is the second in a series inviting contemporary artists to activate the Brooklyn Museum's Period Rooms. Hegarty's site-specific artworks, which address themes of colonization, Manifest Destiny, and repressed history, are on display in the Cupola House parlor and dining room, and in the dining room of the Cane Acres Plantation. Her installation in the Cupola House includes a Native American -- patterned rug that appears to be overgrown with grass, roots, and flowers, as well as two portraits in "conversation," one of George Washington and the other of an unidentified Native American chief. In her signature style, Hegarty has fabricated the portraits to look as though they are partially dissolved. In the plantation dining room, she has created a tableau that includes 19th-century still-life paintings come to life, with fruit bursting from their frames and into the room, to be picked at by three-dimensional crows. The installation's cultural referents include Alfred Hitchcock, racial segregation, and vanitas paintings (still-life meditations on mortality).

World Brooklyn - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 01, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids can visit examples of stores they might find in some of Brooklyn's ethnic pockets: a Chinese stationary store, a Mexican bakery, a West African import store, to name a few, which are modeled after real Brooklyn businesses. There's also an international grocery store and a replica of the famous L&B Spumoni pizzeria from Bensonhurst.

Phone Art - Old Town Hall Museum
Through December 01, 2013 - Stamford

Phone Art is a cutting edge exhibit of photographs, art and videos created with smartphones or tablets. Featuring works by California iPhonegrapher Bob Poe and a juried collection of work from artists nationwide. Novice, intermediate and advanced workshops are available. Visit picture-that.com for museum hours, workshop schedule and guided tours. June 14-December 1, 2013.

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.

First Fridays in Nyack - Downtown Nyack
Through December 06, 2013 - Nyack

The Nyack Art Collective teams up local artists and businesses for a special events to be held the first friday of each month through the end of the year. Beginning July 5, and each First Friday of the month, downtown Nyack will feature art openings, interactive "happenings," body and face painting, music, jugglers, and more.

The Westchester/Fairfield Positive Birth Group - The Landmark Building
Through December 09, 2013 - Port Chester

Tired of hearing birth horror stories? This free Positive Birth Group meets the second Monday of each month and is open to all women, regardless of their specific birth choices, who want to spend time with other women who are positive about birth. The group is limited to 10 participants, so registration is required. Please call the facilitator at 914-774-3785.

Rye Farmers' Market - Rye
Through December 15, 2013 - Rye

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 21, 2013 - Larchmont

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Ossining Farmers' Market - Ossining
Through December 21, 2013 - Ossining

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

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.

'Pippin' - Music Box Theatre
Through December 22, 2013 - Midtown

Everything has its season, and this season, Pippin returns to Broadway for the first time since it first thrilled audiences 40 years ago! With a beloved score by Tony Award� nominee Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) that includes the favorites ?Magic to Do,? ?Glory? and ?Corner of the Sky,? Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? Direct from an acclaimed run at Boston?s American Repertory Theater, Pippin is directed by Diane Paulus, director of the 2009 and 2012 Tony Award winners for Best Musical Revival (Hair and The Gershwins? Porgy and Bess). This captivating production features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces.

Behind the Screen - Museum of the Moving Image
Through December 22, 2013 - Astoria

The core exhibition of the Museum, a one-of-a-kind experience that immerses visitors in the creative and technical process of producing, promoting, and presenting films, television shows, and digital entertainment. Occupying 15,000 square feet of the Museum's second and third floors, the exhibition reveals the skills, material resources, and artistic decisions that go into making moving images. Behind the Screen also introduces visitors to the history of the moving image, from nineteenth-century optical toys to the present-day impact of digital tools on film editing and post-production. Children under the age of fourteen must be accompanied by an adult of eighteen years or older. Artifacts: The exhibition incorporates approximately 1,400 artifacts from the Museum's collection of the material culture of the moving image. These include historic film and television cameras, projectors, television sets, sound recording equipment, costumes, set design sketches and models, make-up, fan magazines, posters, and an outstanding collection of licensed merchandise—dolls, toys, board games, lunch boxes, and more. The Museum has also been a pioneer in collecting video arcade and console games, which are on exhibit and available for play by visitors. Recently acquired objects on view include makeup used on the stars of Sex in the City, a mechanical prop designed by Mike Marino for a climactic scene in Black Swan, and molds and prototypes produced during the creation of a King Kong action figure. Computer-based interactive experiences: Visitors may record their own movements as a sequence of still photographs that can be printed out and made into a flipbook; create their own stop-motion animations, which they can save and email; record their voices over dialogue from a film, following the same procedure that actors use when dubbing their lines in post-production; choose sound effects to add to the images of well-known movies and television shows; add music to scenes from movies, and to experience how music affects mood and tone. Audio-visual material: Behind the Screen includes nearly four hours of audio-visual material that ranges from film clips related to the artifacts on display; projections of the earliest kinetoscope films, The Great Train Robbery, and selections from The Jazz Singer and Nanook of the North, all of which bring key moments in film history vividly to life; special videos, including The First Movies about Etienne Jules Marey and Chuck Workman's Precious Images; and a simulation of a live TV control room, taking visitors inside the room where director Bill Webb called the shots for the broadcast of a game between the New York Mets and San Diego Padres. Commissioned artworks: Artworks created especially for incorporation into Behind the Screen are Tut's Fever by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong, a real movie theater equipped for video that seats thirty-five; TV Lounge by Jim Isermann, an environment resembling a 1960s living room; and Feral Fount by Gregory Barsamian, a stroboscopic zoetrope using 97 sculptures rotating on an armature to create a short animation.

African Dance Workshop - Spring Valley Youth Bureau
Through December 23, 2013 - Spring Valley

Harambee Dance Company, fabulous performers of African dance and music, teach this weekly workshop. Registration is requested.

So Smart Kids Fun Fitness Program - Vee Arnis Jitsu
Through December 28, 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.

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.

Kids Club Meeting - Queens Center Mall-Guest Services
Through December 28, 2013 - Elmhurst

Join a cool club in Queens! Kids receive a membership card, great discounts at participating Queens Center stores and a special gift on your birthday. It's easy to join. Just grab Mom, Dad or a grown up and stop by Guest Services, Level 1, Macy*s Wing (across from Applebee's), and have them fill out a membership form for you. Then join us at the Monthly Meetings on the 1st Saturday of every month and be a part of the fun!

Forest Hills Greenmarket - Forest Hills (outside Post Office)
Through December 29, 2013 - Forest Hills

Features fresh, locally-grown vegetables, orchard fruit, nuts, coffee, berries, potted plants, flowers, honey, fresh seafood, breads, pastries, and more. This market is open Sundays through December 29.

Jackson Heights Greenmarket - Travers Park
Through December 29, 2013 - Jackson Heights

Located in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city, the recently expanded Jackson Heights Greenmarket is the largest and busiest Greenmarket in Queens. Wrapping around the edge of Travers Park, this bustling Sunday market draws a large crowd of families, long-time residents and young couples who come out to shop, enjoy the lively scene, and meet and greet their neighbors. The Friends of Travers Park designated 78th a "playstreet" where they host family-friendly events each Sunday adjacent to the market. Reflecting the culinary diversity of the neighborhood, the Jackson Heights market offers a broad selection of vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish, honey, chicken and specialty Mexican produce.

Mastodons: Ice Age to Discovery - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Wildlife Education Center
Through December 29, 2013 - Cornwall

This little gem of a nature center in nearby Orange County hosts a special exhibit this year on mastodons, a cool subject for many kids. And at 2:30pm, young visitors can join a Museum Educator to "Meet the (live) Animal" of the week. Exhibit runs each weekend through December.

Seasonal Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
Through December 30, 2013 - West Nyack

Jill will help artists of all ages design seasonal or holiday-themed crafts. Her selection includes jewelry boxes, candy dishes, mugs, plates, picture frames, vases, and more. Pieces can be taken home that day or left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested. Toddler workshops are held each Monday and Tuesday. All-ages workshops are held each Friday.

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.

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through December 31, 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.

Space No. 1 - Extreme Kids and Crew
Through December 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.

Open Play - The Gym Park
Through December 31, 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.

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.

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.

Story Time with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through December 31, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Emily, The Moxie Spot's resident storyteller, reads for the young and impressionable.

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.

Sensory Room Family Hours - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Crown Heights

The Museum's inclusive sensory space engages children of all abilities. This room provides a welcoming environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Sensory Integration disorder.

Echoes of Egypt: Conjuring the Land of the Pharoahs - Yale Peabody Museum
Through January 04, 2014 - New Haven

This exhibition will take you on a journey through two thousand years of fascination with ancient Egypt, the land of the pharaohs. Visitors will enter through a reproduction of the Egyptianizing gateway that is the entrance to New Haven's Grove Street Cemetery (designed by Henry Austin in 1839), and then discover how a culture that flourished thousands of years ago has impacted our own world. Echoes of ancient Egypt appear in art, architecture, and literature around the world from ancient Africa to medieval Europe and the Middle East, to modern North America. April 13, 2013-January 4, 2014.

El Museo's Bienal 2013: Here Is Where We Jump - El Museo Del Barrio
Through January 04, 2014 - New York

The seventh edition of El Museo's biennial exhibition. La Bienal features work by Latino and Latin-American artists, from newly-minted to mid-career, who live and work in the greater metropolitan area of New York City. The exhibition was designed to give opportunities to artists and to make the public aware of their work, and features new works by artists who have never shown at El Museo.

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

Back by popular demand, this delightful exhibition introduces visitors to the colorful and richly diverse world of frogs. More than 150 live frogs, from the tiny phantasmal dart-poison frog (which is less than an inch long) to the enormous African bullfrog (which can be as big as 8 inches in diameter), are shown in re-created habitats, complete with rock ledges, live plants, and waterfalls. Featuring approximately 25 species from such countries as Argentina, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Paraguay, Russia, Sumatra, the United States, and Uruguay, the exhibition explores the evolution and biology of these amphibians, their importance to ecosystems, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments. Interactive stations throughout the exhibition invite visitors to activate recorded frog calls, view videos of frogs in action, and test their knowledge about these fascinating amphibians.

Whales: Giants of the Deep - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

A new exhibition that transports visitors to the vibrant underwater world of the mightiest animals on Earth. Whales explores the latest research about these marine mammals as well as the central role they have played for thousands of years in human cultures. From the traditions of New Zealand's Maori whale riders and the Kwakwaka'wakw peoples of the Pacific Northwest to the international whaling industry and the rise of laws protecting whales from commercial hunting, the exhibition traces the close connections humans and whales have shared for centuries.

Whales: Giants of the Deep - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 05, 2014 - Upper West Side

Whales: Giants of the Deep will transport visitors to the vibrant underwater world of the mightiest animals on Earth as it encourages museum-goers to explore the latest research about these marine mammals as well as the central role they have played for thousands of years in human cultures. Through a variety of interactive exhibits, kids (and their grownups, who will find themselves just as fascinated!) experience a re-created dive to the depths of the sea with a sperm whale on the hunt for a giant squid, crawl through a life-size replica of the heart of the blue whale ? the largest living animal on the planet ? listen to whale croons, and meet whale riders, scientists, and former whaling families. At the heart of its mission, the exhibition explores the close connections humans and whales have shared for centuries.

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 05, 2014 - Upper West Side

Back by popular demand, this delightful exhibition introduces visitors to the colorful and richly diverse world of frogs. More than 150 live frogs, from the tiny phantasmal dart-poison frog (which is less than an inch long) to the enormous African bullfrog (which can be as big as 8 inches in diameter), are shown in re-created habitats, complete with rock ledges, live plants, and waterfalls. Featuring approximately 25 species from such countries as Argentina, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Paraguay, Russia, Sumatra, the United States, and Uruguay, the exhibition explores the evolution and biology of these amphibians, their importance to ecosystems, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments. Interactive stations throughout the exhibition invite visitors to activate recorded frog calls, view videos of frogs in action, and test their knowledge about these fascinating amphibians. This exhibition is presented with appreciation to Clyde Peeling's Reptiland.

Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure - Discovery Times Square
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure will capture your imagination and take you on an incredible journey through thousands of years of maritime history. Experience hurricane-force winds, pick up treasure with a robotic arm, and explore the mysteries of the deep. This exhibit features over 500 authentic artifacts, including gold and silver treasures, as well as the incredible science and technology used to work thousands of feet below the ocean's surface.

The Art of the Brick - Discovery Times Square
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

This exhibition by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of intriguing and inspiring works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: LEGO bricks. This is the world's biggest and most elaborate display of LEGO art ever and features brand-new, never-before-seen pieces by Sawaya.

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.

XL: 19 New Acquisitions in Photography - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 06, 2014 - New York

This exhibition offers a critical assessment of photography's influential role in contemporary art through a selection of recent major acquisitions, comprised primarily of multipart and serial works by 19 artists. These works -- each of which is being presented at MoMA for the first time -- are grounded in diverse photographic traditions, suggesting the creative fertility of the medium from 1960 to today. They range from postwar experiments with darkroom processes, such as photograms and photomontages; to 1970s feminist performances conceived for the camera; to political and documentary engagements with themes of labor history and globalization in the 1980s; to post-appropriative forms of archival and historical reconstitution since 2000. The cross-generational group of 19 international artists features Yto Barrada, Phil Collins, Liz Deschenes, Stan Douglas, VALIE EXPORT, Robert Frank, Paul Graham, Leslie Hewitt, Birgit Jurgenssen, Jurgen Klauke, Bela Kolarova, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Dora Maurer, Oscar Munoz, Mariah Robertson, Allan Sekula, Stephen Shore, Hank Willis Thomas, and Akram Zaatari.

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.

'Tornado Alley' - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 16, 2014 - Norwalk

This film invites the audience to follow along with a daring team of "storm chasers" as they work to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes. Sean Casey, star of the Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers" reality series, leads this mission to document one of Earth's most awe-inspiring events - the birth of a tornado.

Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger - Museum of Arts & Design
Through January 20, 2014 - New York

Featuring over 450 pieces of fashion jewelry by designers such as Miriam Haskell, Marcel Boucher, Balenciaga, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Gripoix, this exhibition will be an eye-opening display of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, many of them one-of-a-kind, drawn from the world-renowned collection of Barbara Berger. The daughter of an American diamond merchant, Berger began her collection of some 3,000 bijoux de couture when she purchased a pair of Chanel earrings at a French flea market as a teenager and went on to assemble one of the largest and finest collections of couture jewelry in the world.

Applied Design - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 31, 2014 - New York

There are still people who think that design is just about making things, people, and places pretty. In truth, design has spread to almost every facet of human activity, from science and education to politics and policymaking, for a simple reason: one of design's most fundamental tasks is to help people respond to change. A designer today can choose to focus on interactions, interfaces, the Internet, visualizations, socially minded infrastructures and products, 5-D spaces, bioengineering, sustainability, video games, critical scenarios, and yes, even furniture. Several outstanding examples of this vitality and diversity are presented in this installation, ranging from a mine detonator by young Afghani designer Massoud Hassani to a vessel made by transforming desert sand into glass using only the energy of the sun. Also on display are 14 video games -- including Pac-Man, The Sims, and Katamari Damacy -- that constitute the beginning of a new branch of MoMA's collection.

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.

Hands on a Hard Body - Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Through February 28, 2014 - New York

Previews Feb. 23, 2013. Opens March 21, 2013. Opens Based on the documentary of the same name, this new musical about a competition at a car dealership marks the return of both Keith Carradine and Hunter Foster to Broadway.

The ABC Of It: Why Children's Books Matter - The New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Through March 23, 2014 - Midtown

The New York Public Library explores children's literature and its crucial role in educating and entertaining readers of all ages, and shaping and chronicling society and culture, in its new free exhibition, The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter. The exhibition will run from June 21, 2013 until March 23, 2014 at the library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Curated by noted children's book expert Leonard S. Marcus, The ABC of It features nearly 250 items from across the library's vast collections. Original artwork, correspondence, and recordings accompany books from significant authors from the 1600s to the modern day. It provides a meaningful new context for many of the New York Public Library's treasures: the copy of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" that belonged to Alice Liddell, the child for whom Lewis Carroll wrote it; a rare 1666 illustrated children's edition of Aesop's fables that survived the Great Fire of London; Nathaniel Hawthorne's family copy of "Mother Goose," with annotations stating some passages were too scary to read to their children; the manuscript of Frances Hodgson Burnett's "The Secret Garden;" Mary Poppins author P. L. Travers's parrot-head umbrella; recordings of E.B. White reading excerpts of "Charlotte's Web;" and the original Winnie-the-Pooh stuffed animals; among others.

Exhibition: Six Ladders - Katonah Museum of Art
Through April 21, 2014 - Katonah

Bright swaths of vibrant colors transform the Katonah Museum of Art's exterior in its newest outdoor exhibition, "Six Ladders," by artist Andrea Lilienthal. Lilienthal created a series of giant bamboo ladders for the Museum's stately Sculpture Garden that are whimsical and enigmatic; their brilliant colors electrify the natural surroundings. Five ladders, with their cheerful colors and playful patterns, lean against the Museum's enormous spruce trees in various positions and at different angles. On the building's facade, a sixth, 30-foot ladder extends just short of the roofline - its form and ribbons of color energizing the wall and lending sculptural dimension to the flat expanse. Each of the ladders are hand-constructed from sturdy commercial bamboo, harvested in China, and painted with high-gloss outdoor enamel paint from Holland. Their surfaces are smooth and reflective, in contrast to the course-textured tree bark. According to Katonah Museum of Art Curator Ellen Keiter, "These are not functional structures - their bottom rungs are too high to mount and the ladders fail to reach the top of their intended destinations. These are instead beautiful works of art; Andrea Lilienthal responds to the inherent geometry of ladders and the repetitive rhythm of their rungs. She finds beauty in their simple, minimalist construction." "Lilienthal's ladders instill a sense of wonder and suggest that seemingly unreachable goals can be attained," she says. Keiter explains that bamboo is a hollow-stemmed, woody plant that "bows, sways, and splits, so slight imperfections, even substantial cracks, add distinctive character to each ladder. No two ladders are painted the same, yet their similarly saturated hues coalesce into a lively visual harmony." She adds, "The bands of luscious color wrap around the bamboo like candy confections, and bright confetti patterns alternate with stark black-and-white designs. A causal link exists between the artificial colors and the natural bamboo. On one ladder, Lilienthal painted white rings around the growth nodes of the bamboo; on another, the nodes demarcate the lengths of painted blue and orange sections." Says Lilienthal: "These magnificent and mysterious trees [at the Katonah Museum of Art], whose tops are not even visible, dwarf the people and furniture below. In response to their super scale, I chose the ladder, a form with human scale and multiple readings: utilitarian ancient, mythic, and universal. The severe and stately trees support the bamboo ladders in an implied partnership; rooted and stable, the trees assist the ladders in their attempt to ascend. But ultimately, how do you mount an 80-foot Norwegian spruce tree? My answer was to climb it with imagination, affirming our connection to the natural world." Lilienthal has used bamboo in her artistic practice for several years. In earlier installations, she aligned multiple painted, wrapped, or taped bamboo poles along a wall - works awash in color, but still relatable in size. However, her current exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art is in keeping with the majesty, diameter, and spacing of the giant spruce trees. Adding to the intrigue of this exhibition are enlarged photographs of the Garden's spruce trees displayed in the Museum's two west windows adjacent to the lone 30-foot ladder. On first impression, the images appear as reflections. In this way, Lilienthal reinforces the relationship between the ladders and the trees while further playing with the viewers' perceptions and expectations. Historically, ladders carry rich and universal associations. In many faiths and fables, ladders are a symbol of ascent, of travel, of reaching upward. In modern times, they represent progress and growth, allowing us to reach higher than we would otherwise be able to go. Ladders symbolize elevation: from darkness to light, from ignorance to knowledge, and from the material to the spiritual. They are featured in art from prehistoric cave paintings to contemporary times. Jacob's Ladder, the metaphysical passage between heaven and earth, is mentioned in the first book of the Bible, and is represented in such disparate media as Renaissance paintings and popular video games. There is a popular African-American spiritual, "We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder," Eric Carl's beloved children's picture book, "Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me," and innumerable colloquialisms regarding "the ladder of success." On view through April 21, 2014 during Museum hours: Sundays: 12-5pm; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10am-5pm. Closed Mondays.

Body Worlds: Pulse - Discovery Times Square
Through April 27, 2014 - New York

The newest in the renowned BODY WORLDS series, which has presented the human body in groundbreaking ways for discovery to more than 36 million people around the world.

A Beautiful Way to Go: New York's Green-Wood Cemetery - Museum of the City of New York
Through May 15, 2014 - New York

Predating both Central Park and Prospect Park, Green-Wood Cemetery was one of the most important public green spaces in 19th-century America. This exhibit marks the 175th anniversary of this significant national landmark, exploring how its carefully constructed bucolic landscape reflected changing notions not only of death but of nature, and how Green-wood helped to inaugurate a rising trend of so-called rural cemeteries and public parks.

Against the Odds: American Jews & the Rescue of Europe's Refugees, 1933-1941 - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through May 21, 2014 - New York

Between 1933 and 1941, thousands of Jews in flight from Nazi persecution sought haven in the United States, reaching out to relatives, friends, and even strangers. Against the Odds tells the story of American Jews who answered their call for help. Working within the constraints of American laws that strictly limited immigration, these generous individuals overcame tremendous obstacles to help many of the refugees reach safety.

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.

In Parts - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through June 13, 2014 - New York

Artists frequently think beyond the unique object, to work with a group of closely related images that together express an artistic vision in its entirety. This ongoing installation, drawn from the Museum's extensive holding of works on paper, presents examples of this creative process. Works by Dotty Attie, Mark Bradford, Carroll Dunham, Dan Flavin, Jasper Johns, Elizabeth Murray, Lorna Simpson, Joyce Trieman, and Terry Winters, among other artists, will be shown in rotation.

Kandinsky in Paris, 1934-1944 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through June 28, 2014 - New York

This exhibit examines work Vasily Kandinsky produced in the last 11 years of his life, when he settled in the Parisian suburb Neuilly-sur-Seine. These late paintings are characterized by whimsical biomorphic imagery drawn from diagrams of primitive cellular forms and pastel hues reminiscent of the colors of the artist's Russian origins.

From India East - Rubin Museum of Art
Through July 07, 2014 - New York

This year-long exhibition allows the museum to exhibit for the first time examples from far beyond the Himalayan region, including art from Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, and Japan. The loan was made possible by the Brooklyn Museum's temporary closing of its Asian art galleries.

Stewart Uoo and Jana Euler: Outside Inside Sensibility - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through August 11, 2014 - New York

Stewart Uoo and Jana Euler are emblematic of an emerging group of artists whose work interrogates how the social, technological, cultural forces at work today shape the contemporary "self." In this exhibition, Uoo's dystopic cyborg-mannequins are juxtaposed with Euler's multilayered figurative painting within an environment designed by Uoo. Seen together, the works suggest new ways of thinking about contemporary portraiture.

Tick-Borne Disease Alliance Annual Benefit to Honor Those Affected By Tick-Borne Diseases and Raise Awareness - Pier 60, Chelsea Piers
Through May 02, 2015 - New York

The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness, supporting initiatives and promoting advocacy to find a cure for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, will hold its 2013 Annual Benefit on Thursday, May 2nd in New York City. During the event, TBDA will honor key supporters and patients who have emerged as leaders in the fight against tick-borne diseases, including Lyme. Actress Candice Accola, star of the hit TV show “The Vampire Diaries,” will serve as master of ceremonies. During the evening, Courage Awards will be presented to three women who have demonstrated inspiring perseverance in their personal battles with tick-borne diseases: Cara Munn, who overcame a harrowing personal experience after contracting tick-borne encephalitis on a school trip to China, which left her unable to speak; Meghan Harrison, a former model and varsity swimmer who created the Lyme Lite Fashion Show to support awareness; and Lori Brownell, a 17-year-old from Upstate New York who shares her ongoing struggle with Lyme through a series of YouTube videos. Norma Russo will accept the Humanitarian Award for her pivotal role in advancing awareness about the impact of tick-borne diseases around the world, in particular Latin America, among sufferers and the medical community. The TBDA Annual Benefit will be held on Thursday, May 2nd at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. The dinner and awards program will include a silent auction, a samba band and dancers. Cocktails and the silent auction will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards program. More information about the event can be found at www.tbdalliance.org.

Penguin Encounter - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2015 - Riverhead

Imagine a close-up meeting with an African penguin – a 45-minute interactive experience where children ages 5 and up and adults go behind the scenes and learn how animal experts care for these playful birds. You'll see the inner workings of the Penguin Pavilion exhibit,learn how staff cares for the exhibit's residents and enter the Penguin Preschool to meet the penguins. Reserve your spot at [email protected]

Toy Boat-Making Workshop - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Visit the toy boat-making area on weekends for a fun 20-minute boat-building project. Build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home as a special keepsake of your visit. Saturdays and Sundays year-round.

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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