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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN BRONX

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by Directories Editor - Weekly July 10, 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'

'Wanda's Monster,' A Family Musical - Vineyard Theatre
Through September 08, 2013 - Upper East Side

Back by popular demand, this warm-hearted musical introduces an imaginative little girl named Wanda and her unexpected bond with a fuzzy purple monster as she learns acceptance and friendship. Based on the award-winning children's book by Eileen Spinelli, featuring music and lyrics by singer, songwriter and superstar children's recording artist LAURIE BERKNER, including fan favorites Monster Boogie, and Wanda, Whatcha Wanna Do, plus brand new classics and book by Barbara Zinn Krieger. Best for children 2-10 years old. Save $3 with code NYMETRO

Rock Hall Museum Children’s Summer Workshop Series-Croquet in the Garden - Town of Hempstead Rock Hall Museum
July 10, 2013 - Lawrence

Children ages 5 and up are invited to participate in the Rock Hall Children's Summer Workshop Series. The first of these three workshops is Croquet in the Garden. Children are invited to play this vintage pastime. Lemonade and refreshments will be served. Materials included. Space limited. Reservations required and are only confirmed with receipt of full payment. Please contact the museum office at 516-239-1157 to make reservations. Rain date-Thursday, July 11 at 10-11:30am.

Children's Music Class - JCC - Chabad of West Queens
July 10, 2013 - Long Island City

Everybody sing! Don't miss the children's sing-a-long for newborns to 4 years old.

Mommy & Me classes - Spa-Tacular Party's at The Candy shop
July 10, 2013 - Midwood

Girls and their moms will enjoy story and circle time, dancing, activities, snacks and socializing in this mommy and me gathering.

Erik Dies, You're Stupid and We Hate You - Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
July 10, 2013 - New York

Aaron & Brian lead their lonely friend Erik on a surreal, nightmarish odyssey to "get his d*** wet." Elderly lesbians, impromptu Fosse numbers, dueling Katherine Hepburns, and the ominous Old Valley are all pit-stops on this journey to happiness, or at least maybe getting laid. "The funniest sketch show I've ever seen!" -Josh Patten, writer, Saturday Night Live. "You guys are f***ing weird." -Nate Dern, artistic director, UCB Theatre.

Storytime at MKPL - Mount Kisco Public Library
July 10, 2013 - Mount Kisco

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

Erin Barra - The Bubble Lounge
July 10, 2013 - New York

Singer-Songwriter Erin Barra is opening for acclaimed bassist Dwayne �DW� Wright (Jill Scott, Ryan Leslie) at the Global Acoustic Soul Showcase. Erin Barra is an Ableton artist, Singer-Songwriter, Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and nationally touring artist Download her latest mixtape Comma, here: http://erinbarra.bandcamp.com/

Matt Long Sand Sculptor Comes to Water Street POPS! - Water Street POPS!
Through July 10, 2013 - New York

Sandman Matt Long creates a one-of-a-kind sculpture for Water Street Pops! Join us on Tuesday, July 9 and Wednesday, July 10 to watch Matt Long in action. The sculpture will be on display through July 31, 2013.

Amateur Night - Apollo Theater
July 10, 2013 - New York

A brand new line-up of contestants competes for the chance to perform during the July 24 Show Off and move on to Top Dog on October 9. It all leads to the chance of winning the title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000 on November 27!

Fireworks! - Playland Park
July 10, 2013 - Rye

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

Family Music Festival - Germonds Park
July 10, 2013 - West Nyack

Clarkstown's summer music festival continues with the music of the Showtime Dance Band. Dance to popular Motown, R&B, pop, and rock songs.

Cyndi Lauper - Beacon Theatre
July 10, 2013 - New York

Cyndi Lauper's She's So Unusual Tour celebrates the 30th anniversary of her groundbreaking debut album. Lauper will perform the record-setting album in its entirety.

Concerts in the Parks - New York Philharmonic
July 10, 2013 -

Enter at Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park West at 9th Street or Bartel-Pritchard Circle at the intersection of Prospect Park West, Prospect Park Southwest and 15th Street.

Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest Tito Rodriguez, Jr. - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
July 10, 2013 -

With a deep knowledge of Afro-Latin rhythm and percussion, Grammy-winning pianist Arturo O'Farrill and his big band elevate Latin jazz standards to new heights. Tonight honors the Palladium's Big 3, featuring the mambos of Tito Puente, Machito, and Tito Rodriguez, with some salsa dura surprises thrown in for good measure. The ensemble, joined by special guest timbalero Tito Rodriguez, Jr. and vocalist Sammy Gonzalez, Jr., makes even the most dizzyingly complex pieces feel effortless and joyful, and the best dance tunes feel wonderfully artful.

Hello Gorgeous: The Movies of Barbra Streisand: What's Up, Doc - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
July 10, 2013 - New York

Free Films Every Wednesday Night* June 26 ? August 7 (except July 3.)

Tai Chi in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
July 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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.

Toddler Story Time-Court Square - Court Square Library
July 10, 2013 - Long Island City

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

Cuban Music Night at Casa Lever Gardens - Casa Lever
July 10, 2013 - New York

Join Casa Lever Gardens for drinks and live music as Grupo Irek mixes the sounds of Cuba -- Son, Cha-Cha, Mambo -- with New York City flavor. Band members hail from all over the globe, representing Cuba, Columbia, Germany, and Brooklyn, for an international sound from the soul.

Suzanne Vega: Summer Residency - City Winery
July 10, 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 10, 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 10, 2013 - Stony Point

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

Smooth Cruise Series - Regina Belle - Spirit Cruises
July 10, 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.

Making Books Sing- My City Park - Woodside Library
July 10, 2013 - Woodside

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.

Book Babies @ The Field - The Field Library
July 10, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Summerscreen presents Can't Hardly Wait - McCarren Park
July 10, 2013 - Williamsburg

Food, music, and Can't Hardly Wait, which was ranked #44 on Entertainment Weekly's list of Best Hight School Movies. Plus, the Replacement's amazing song by which the movie takes its name plays at the end--worth sitting through any Jennifer Love Hewitt flick fershure!

Dancing at Dusk: Salsa Night with The Funky Guajiros - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
July 10, 2013 - Katonah

Funky Guajiros has a sound unmistakable and unique; their music transcends the stock music of Salsa pick-up bands. Sweet Son Montuno blends with the modern funk of Timba and goes straight to your soul. A show for the whole family dedicated to a deep love for Cuban music and dance. Info about the Dancing at Dusk Series: Come to Caramoor for an evening of fun with the kids! Bring a picnic, spread out a blanket, and enjoy great music together. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to dance to live music, interact with the musicians, get to know their instruments, and ask questions. This is a wonderful way to introduce your child, up close, to music in a relaxed and joyful way. Activities are designed for toddlers as well as pre-teens.

Checkmate 101 - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
July 10, 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!

Rainforest Scavenger Hunt with Jason Edwards - Scarsdale Public Library
July 10, 2013 - Scarsdale

Search-and-find fun for children in grades 1 and up. Registration is required.

Mother Nature's Storytime (Formerly Critters, Crafts and Kids) - Greenburgh Nature Center
July 10, 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.)

Evening Program for Adults & High School Students: Janine Benyus & Biomimicry: Designing with the Wisdom of the Earth - Greenburgh Nature Center
July 10, 2013 - Scarsdale

Janine Benyus is a biologist, innovation consultant, and author of six books, including "Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature." Biomimicry is an emerging discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature's designs and processes. Watch the talk that Beynus delivered at the 2012 Bioneers Conference in California, followed by discussion of Benyus' ideas for creating a sustainable world. Program presented in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group; designed for adults and high school students.

Sunset Wednesday - Wave Hill
July 10, 2013 - Bronx

This summer, transport yourself from the bustle of the city streets to a lush, summer oasis where the breezes blowing off the Hudson pair perfectly with a glass of wine. Make your way to Wave Hill on Wednesday evenings July 10-Aug. 14 for an experience unlike any other. Unwind with an outdoor yoga class, take a guided stroll through the gardens, or simply put your feet up and take in the summer sun setting over the Palisades. Enjoy a relaxing dinner on the Terrace from the newly renovated Cafe, or bring your refreshments to the Great Lawn as local Bronx musicians fill the air with their sweet songs of summer. From smooth Latin grooves and classical guitar, to Garifuna rhythms and Caribbean jazz, by the end of the night these performers will have you tapping your feet and humming along. Bring your own chair, but please leave blankets at home. The grounds will remain open until 8:30pm. Free shuttle service to and from Metro-North and the #1 subway. Registration opens day-of at 9:30AM at the Perkins Visitor Center. Schedule: 6pm Sunset Yoga (Sunset Yoga, $23/person including admission to the grounds) Registration opens day-of at 9:30AM at the Perkins Visitor Center All other programs free with admission to the grounds. 6:30pm Guided Garden Walk 7pm Live Music Check wavehill.org/visit for complete listings of music each Sunset Wednesday.

Mad Science - Super Structures Workshop - East Rockaway Public Library
July 10, 2013 - East Rockaway

Discover the strengths of triangles, cylinders and arches. Learn how combinations of these shapes make for sturdy homes and skyscrapers! Use teamwork to build your own super structures as well as a sweet earthquake-proof building! Take home your very own "Mad Science Bridge Basics Kit."

The Pasofino Social Club - Highland Park
July 10, 2013 - Cypress Hill

Enjoy the sound of Latin music with the popular band Pasofino Social Club.

Story and Music Jamboree - Brooklyn Public Library, Macon branch
July 10, 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.

Storytime: Laura Numeroff Stories - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
July 10, 2013 - West Nyack

Children are invited to hear "If You Give a Cat a Cupcake" and other stories by Laura Numeroff. Afterward, kids can do a coloring craft to take home.

Space Shuttle Pavilion Reopens - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
July 10, 2013 - New York

On Wednesday, July 10, the Museum will celebrate the Pavilion's reopening, reintroducing New York City to Enterprise, the first space shuttle orbiter � an engineering marvel and shining example of American ingenuity that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

Passport to Imagination: France - Michael's
July 10, 2013 - Spring Valley

Passport to Imagination takes kids on an imaginary and educational trip around the world. This week, young artists can travel to Europe for various crafts from that part of the world. Today's stop is France for an Eiffel Tower craft.

PJ Library Island Beach Adventure - Roger Sherman Baldwin Park
July 10, 2013 - Greenwich

Cast off to a beautiful sandy park on Long Island Sound to play beach ball, make music and read The Littlest Pair. Sylvia Rouss's brightly illustrated book will introduce children to the Noah's Ark story and to ideals of tolerance. Hop the 10 am ferry and join the fun. Register at jccgreenwich.org or 203-552-1818.

SummerScreen Movie Series - McCarren Park
July 10, 2013 - Williamsburg

Jennifer Love Hewett leads a teen comedy about friends on high school graduation night.

Word for Word with Aisha Tyler and Touré - The Bryant Park Reading Room
July 10, 2013 - New York

The actress, author and popular “The Talk” host chats with Touré (co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle) about her essay collection that is loaded with comic essays appropriately named after her podcast segment “Self-Inflicted Wounds.” "Word for Word Author" is an outdoor reading series that features bestselling authors, celebrity writers, and expert-panelists sharing anecdotes, answering questions from the audience, and signing copies of their latest books. The Bryant Park Reading Room located on the 42nd Street side of the park - under the trees - between the back of the NYPL on 5th Avenue & 6th Avenue. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.

Summer Concert Series--Scarborough Fair - Calf Pasture Beach
July 10, 2013 - Norwalk

The evening starts out with Curious Creatures, a hands-on exhibit of exotic animals. At 7:30pm, listen to the sounds of Simon and Garfunkle as brothers Jeb and Jobk Guthrie pay tribute to the famous musical duo.

Look & See: Printmaking with Old Masters! - Bruce Museum
July 10, 2013 - Greenwich

This program, designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, allows for a an exploration of the museum's galleries through hands-on experiences, crafts, stories and more. Children will explore the exhibition Dürer, Rembrandt and Whistler: Prints from the Collection of Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly and then create their own relief prints. Call the museum for reservations.

COPE Newly Bereaved Parent Support Group - Chai Center in Dix Hills
July 10, 2013 - Dix Hills

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support groups meetings for newly bereaved parents (loss within past 18 months) one evening per month. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Executive Director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993.

Teen Band featuring Grey Rocks - Wilton Library
July 10, 2013 - Wilton

Four Wilton teen musicians -- Ryan Amodei, Forest Rappaport, Cole Smith and Wes Wallace - come together for a musical performance. Open to teens of all ages, families and friends. Registration suggested. Refreshments served.

The Guitar Guy - Wilton Library
July 10, 2013 - Wilton

Children ages 2-6 and their caregivers are invited to a fun performance by Robert the Guitar Guy. Robert uses music, props, movement, and dance to entertain children and their grown-ups. Registration recommended; no fee.

Wonderful Wednesdays—Robert Rivest and his World of Mime - Wilton Library
July 10, 2013 - Wilton

Robert Rivest is a comic mime artist in the grand tradition of Harpo Marx, Charlie Chaplin and Marcel Marceau. Without saying a word he tells wondrous stories using body language and amazingly expressive gestures. Children and adults will be fascinated by this astoundingly talented artist. Come watch, wonder and interact with Robert Rivest, the Marvelous Mesmerizing Mime. Grades K and up. Registration required, no fee.

Tie Dye for Teens - Wilton Library
July 10, 2013 - Wilton

Teens experiment with tie dye and create a unique t-shirt. It's a messy task, so wear old clothes. For students entering grades 6-12. Registration required. Please specify T-shirt size (Adult Small, Medium or Large).

New York Philharmonic Concert - Prospect Park Long Meadow
July 10, 2013 - Park Slope

Bring a blanket and relax under the stars to the New York Philharmonic. Program includes Tchaikovsky and Reshigh.i

Plaza Swing Series: Mona's Hot Four - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
July 10, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Clarinetist Dennis Lichtman leads the quartet through trad-jazz gems such as, "My Blue Heaven", "Tiger Rag", "Avalon," and more.

The Pasofino Social Club - Highland Park
July 10, 2013 - Cypress Hill

Enjoy the sound of Latin music with the popular band Pasofino Social Club.

Highland Park Soccer Clinic - Highland Park
July 10, 2013 - Cypress Hills

Kids ages 7-14 can bend it like Beckham in this instructional soccer clinic. Registration is required, space is limited.

Teen Service Wednesdays - Fairfield Public Library
July 10, 2013 - Fairfield

Need community service hours for school, church or toward the Library's Teen Summer Challenge? Drop in to the Teen Room on Wednesdays to help out in the Library.

A Couple of Puppets presents �Punch and Judy in the Kitchen� - Long Island Children's Museum
July 10, 2013 - Garden City

Punch and his lovely wife Judy have been married for centuries. The time has come for Mr. Punch to pitch in around the house. You'll be surprised and tickled as these hand-carved puppets take over the kitchen creating a hilarious domestic disaster that ends with a kiss. An age-old puppetry tradition that's still cooking.

Puppeteers Cooperative presents �Little Inga and Mother Earth� - Long Island Children's Museum
July 10, 2013 - Garden City

Come out to the backyard as the Puppeteers Cooperative use larger-than-life puppets to premiere the story of Little Inga and how she helps Mother Earth. Be a part of the premiere performance celebrating Mother Earth, play live music and join in the parade.

Puppetkabob presents 'The Snowflake Man' - Long Island Children's Museum
July 10, 2013 - Garden City

This magical production is inspired by Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, the self-educated farmer and scientist who attracted world attention when he became the first person to photograph a single snow crystal. "The Snowflake Man" swings audiences into historic 1920s through creative storytelling, intricately designed Czech-style marionettes, and a striking pop-up book of water color scenery. This award-winning show combines art, science, and a little known piece of American history to magical effect!

Outdoor Cinema 2013 - Socrates Sculpture Park
July 10, 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.

Puppet Slam � Puppets After Dark - Long Island Children's Museum
July 10, 2013 - Garden City

When the puppet community comes together they are bound to throw a Slam. Wit, humor, silliness and so much more will happen on the LICM stage. During this one night only event watch 10-plus short form puppet shows; then there off in search of their next Slam. Puppeteer Honey Goodenough is selecting the finest short shows from Long Island. Puppet MC Lolly Lardpop and her human Leslie Carrara-Rudolph will be on hand to guide us through the night�s excitement. This in an adult-only event,(teens, 18 and older) not meant for kids at all. This is a night out for grownups that helps support LICM!

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks -Picnic Pops Concert - Old Westbury Gardens
July 10, 2013 - Old Westbury

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a couple of friends, and the Gardens will provide the soundtrack for an enjoyable evening under the stars. Arrive early to picnic and stroll the gardens. In 30 years as a bandleader, Vince Giordano has become the authority on recreating the sounds of 1920s and '30s jazz and popular music. "I just love the energy of the early jazz," says Giordano. "I wanted to recapture some of that." Early appearances with Leon Redbone and on the Prairie Home Companion and lending his talents to Francis Ford Coppola's film The Cotton Club, led to working with Dick Hyman's Orchestra in half a dozen Woody Allen soundtracks then as a bass player in Sean Penn?s band in Woody's Sweet and Lowdown. He and the Nighthawks were featured in Gus Van Sant's film Finding Forrester, in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, Robert DeNiro's film, The Good Shepherd, Tamara Jenkin's The Savages and recently Sam Mendes' film: Revolutionary Road, and Away We Go; and Michael Mann's film Public Enemies; plus HBO's Boardwalk Empire.

Story Time & Mommy Time - Parents R Talking
July 10, 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.

St. William The Abbott Family Festival - St. William the Abbott Church
July 10, 2013 - Seaford

Looking for a great way to spend a fun time with family and friends? Check out the Midway rides and games. Feeling more adventurous? There are Las Vegas games, plenty of entertainment, festival food and the popular 50/50 raffle.

South Pacific - John W. Engeman Theater
July 10, 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.

Fashion and Fabric Design - Museum of the City of New York
July 10, 2013 - Upper East Side

Do you have your own sense of style and color? Would you like to learn how to create your own special fabric designs? First, explore the exhibition Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced with your family and look at Burrows photographs, drawings, and garments. You will think about the creative process of Stephen Burrows by learning about the methods, style, and techniques of his work. Using inspiration from the exhibition, each child will create a line sheet, a page that highlights many different ideas and styles within one theme. Then each child will choose one design and make an original creation on fabric to take home. Drop by anytime between 11am-3pm to participate. No reservations are required.

Bookworm Wednesday/Yogi Bear - Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas
July 10, 2013 - Farmingdale

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children younger than 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Call or visit nationalamusements.com or showcasecinemas.com to download book report form and to confirm theatre and show titles.

Bookworm Wednesday/Free Movies - Broadway Multiplex Cinemas
July 10, 2013 - Hicksville

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children younger than 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Call or visit nationalamusements.com or showcasecinemas.com to download book report form and to confirm theatre and show titles.

Bookworm Wednesday/Free Movies - Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas
July 10, 2013 - Valley Stream

Kids get free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report at a participating cinema. Accompanying adults and children younger than 6 receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report. Call or visit nationalamusements.com or showcasecinemas.com to download book report form and to confirm theatre and show titles.

Summer Educational Workshops--Rain Stick - Vanderbilt Museum
July 10, 2013 - Centerport

This workshop begins with an educator-led tour of the Vanderbilt Museum's marine-life, natural-history and ethnographic-artifact collections and animal habitats, followed by hands-on creative projects.

KidFEST Hands-On Arts & Crafts Workshops - Guild Hall
July 10, 2013 - East Hampton

Enjoy hands on arts and crafts on Wednesdays.

Kingdom Rocks Vacation Bible School - Assembly of God of Center Moriches
July 10, 2013 - Center Moriches

Children ages 3-10 learn about the attributes of true faith, courage and friendship and explore the lives of others that lived by these codes. Each night is filled with music, fun games, Bible teachings and puppets. Call for more information.

Catch and Release Fishing - Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
July 10, 2013 - Upper East Side

Catch-and-release fishing at the Harlem Meer is a favorite family and community pastime. Fishing poles are available to borrow at the Charles A. Dana Center, located on the north shore of the Meer. Picture ID required; instruction and bait are provided with the poles. The Harlem Meer is a thriving aquatic ecosystem that supports a wide variety of fish, waterfowl, turtles, plants and microorganisms. Some of the fish living in the Meer include largemouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill sunfish, carp, and chain pickerel. All fishing is on a "catch-and-release" basis only, meaning that all fish caught must be put back into the water immediately. Free for families and individuals. Groups of five or more people must make reservations at least two weeks in advance. For more information, call 212-860-1370. Group reservations are taken for Monday to Friday only, for either of the following two-hour sessions: 10:30am-12:30pm, or 1:30-3:30pm. Recommended for children ages 5-15 and accompanying adults. Note: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regulations require persons 16 years of age and older to obtain a fishing license. For more information on this regulation and where you can buy one, please visit www.dec.ny.gov.

Summertime Story and Animal Program - Earthplace
July 10, 2013 - Westport

Join the staff at Earthplace for story time and an animal encounter.

Loaves of Love - JCC - Chabad of West Queens
July 11, 2013 - Long Island City

Girls night! Learn the secret of delicious Challah and enjoy an evening with your girlfriends!

Women (& Men) on the Verge - 54 Below
July 11, 2013 - New York

Featuring some of Broadway's fastest rising newcomers, Women (& Men) on the Verge explores standing on the precipice of love & life amid the luster of the lights of NYC. With Musical Direction by Michael J. Moritz, Jr., the cast includes Drama Desk nominee Melissa Van Der Schyff (Bonnie & Clyde), Missy Keene (up and coming cabaret star), Vince Oddo(US Tour American Idiot), and Ben Hope (Once). Also July 29.

Taam Shabbat - Mommy and Me - JCC - Chabad of West Queens
July 11, 2013 - Long Island City

A great time for child and parent bonding. Enjoy an afternoon of circle time, stories, sing-a-long, snack and crafts.

Music in the Garden Summer Jazz Concert Series - Hopper House Art Center
July 11, 2013 - Nyack

Hopper House hosts its 33rd season of family-friendly jazz concerts in their back garden. Call or visit online for information about performers. Performances continue for three Thursdays, through August 1.

Experience Manhattanhenge with Jack Faherty - American Museum of Natural History
July 11, 2013 - New York

Does the grid of New York City have any astronomical significance? On July 11, the sunset will be aligned with the streets of Manhattan. Join Jackie Faherty for a viewing of this special event. We will begin with a scientific explanation for "Manhattanhenge" using the Digital Universe Atlas, the most complete and scientifically accurate 3D map of the universe, in the Hayden Planetarium.

Tap Internationals - Symphony Space
July 11, 2013 - NY

Tap City Main Event – Tap Internationals. Tickets $20-$40: call 212-864-5400 Tues–Sun, 1–6pm

Concerts in the Parks - New York Philharmonic
July 11, 2013 -

Enter at 193rd Street, near 81st Avenue or Union Turnpike. Concert site is at 193rd Street Field.

Mad Sq. Kids: David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band - Madison Square Park
July 11, 2013 - Gramercy

Madison Square Park Conservancy presents its 11th season of Mad. Sq. Kids, a series of free outdoor performances for children and their families that takes place rain or shine in the park on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30am, June 11 to Aug. 8. Alastair Moock and Friends bring their rompin' family music concert to the Mad. Sq. Kids stage! The Boston Globe calls Alastair one of "Boston's best and most adventurous songwriters." 5 star family entertainment.

Jill & Julia Show - Highline Ballroom
July 11, 2013 - New York

Jill Sobule and Julia Sweeney team up for a delightful set that mixes witty songwriting with a little bit of social commentary.

ZEPHYR Happy Hour Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
July 11, 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.

Celebrate Brooklyn Fundraising Concert: Belle & Sebastian, Yo La Tengo - Prospect Park Bandshell
July 11, 2013 - Brooklyn

For more details about this concert, visit http://bricartsmedia.org/events/belle-and-sebastian-benefit-concert-at-celebrate-brooklyn

Thirsty Thursday Night DJ Dance Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
July 11, 2013 - New York

Why spend your Thursday after work Happy Hour indoors when you take advantage of the warm fresh air and gorgeous New York City Sights. Come and indulge specialty cocktails on Circle Line Sightseeing's brand new spacious, outdoor deck and bar.

Summer Concert Series - Bowline Point Park
July 11, 2013 - Haverstraw

Haverstraw's summer concert series kicks off with the music of Flat Five. For information about the band, visit reverbnation.com/flatfive.

Buckwheat Zydeco - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 11, 2013 - New York

American musical legend Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural Jr. - along with his band, Buckwheat Zydeco, one of the greatest party bands in America - is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana zydeco music. 2009 marked Buckwheat Zydeco's 30th anniversary, and Buckwheat celebrated with the release of his Grammy Award-winning CD (and Alligator Records debut), Lay Your Burden Down. This Grammy Award was the band's first, although it had previously been nominated five times in three different categories.

The Gong Show Live Off Broadway - The Cutting Room
July 11, 2013 - New York

The authorized stage production of the iconic TV show. The Gong Show Live returns after its SMASH debut, doing monthly performances at The Cutting Room in NYC. The Gong Show was a cultural touchstone, a pioneering TV show and the godfather of every awkwardly great reality TV moment that has happened in history. We present the theatrical recreation of The Gong Show in a modern-day stage production. If you liked it on TV, you will love it right in front of your face. Critically hailed as "Jaw droppingly hilarious" and "Fast, fresh and fun" this uproarious, deranged, completely entertaining show has audiences laughing into the next day. Featuring modern-day performers from America's Got Talent, Conan, Letterman, 30 Rock and So You Think You Can Dance, you will be thoroughly entertained, fascinated, horrified and delighted. Starring comedians Ray Ellin, Chuck Nice, Dan Naturman, Ken Dashow, the Gong Show 10 Live Band, Gene Gene the Dancing Machine, and the Unknown Convict. Appropriate for the whole family. This is a professionally cast and produced off-broadway production.

The Gong Show Live - The Cutting Room
July 11, 2013 - New York

Executive Produced by LESLIE GOLD (The Award-Winning Radiochick) and produced by Emmy-Nominated Peppy Castro and Broadway's Kenn Lubin, THE GONG SHOW LIVE is an even better idea than The Gong Show on TV. It's LIVE. In a theatre. Where most of the 1970s American population wanted to be. Right there and up close with the lunacy.

Hudson River Park's Riverrocks - Pier 84
July 11, 2013 - New York Harbor

7/11 Generationals and Sallie Ford & THe Sound Outside 7/25 Foxygen and Thao & The Get Down, Stay Down 8/8 Titus Andronicus with Ducktails

2013 Ridge Hill Summer Concert Series - Shadows of the 60s - A Tribute to the Four Tops - Westchester's Ridge Hill - Yonkers
July 11, 2013 - Yonkers

Enjoy shopping, eating, and listening to great music al fresco on Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Hosted by WFAS-FM, the show starts at 6pm, with an opening act featuring local talent from WFAS's popular Music Lounge. In Shadows of the 60s - A Tribute to the Four Tops, Dave Revels and company pay tribute to the tremendous legacy of The Four Tops, performing the group's hits spanning three decades, from the 1960's to the 1980's. Considered by many to be the best male vocal group and lead singer ever produced by Motown, The Four Tops hold the distinction of being the longest-lived group in rock/soul history (41 years) without personnel change (1956-1997). The Four Tops reigned supreme from 1964-1967 under the songwriting team of Holland Dozier Holland. Rain date: July 15. About Westchester's Ridge Hill Westchester's Ridge Hill is a regional destination for the very best shopping, dining, and entertainment Westchester has to offer. Patterned after a classic downtown with a lush town square, it features a children's play area, dancing fountains, and a trolley - the Westchester's Ridge Hill Express. Shopping, dining, and entertainment options at Ridge Hill include National Amusements Showcase Cinema de Lux - a 12-screen movie theater featuring a restaurant, bar, and children's playroom, REI, and Dick's Sporting Goods, and Lord & Taylor, as well as popular brands and retailers like Apple, The Art of Shaving, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Bath & Body Works, Bonefish Grill, Brio Tuscan Grille, Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop, Charming Charlie, The Cheesecake Factory, Clarks, Desigual, Express, Elevation Burger, Francesca's Collections, Gap, GapKids, Guitar Center, Havana Central, H&M, LA Fitness, Lefteris Gyro, The Limited, LL Bean, Old Navy, Orvis, Pandora, Republic of Couture, Sephora, South Moon Under, Subway, Sur La Table, Texas de Brazil, TJ Maxx, Vera Bradley, Verizon/Go Wireless, Victoria's Secret, White House/Black Market, Whole Foods Market, and Yard House. LegoLand Discovery Center, Haagen-Dazs, and a two-level UNIQLO are now open. And soon, Ridge Hill will see the opening of Frannie's Goodie Shop. Located at Exit 6A off the New York State Thruway and at the Tuckahoe Road West exit from the Sprain Brook Parkway, the shopping and dining haven is easily accessible to millions of Westchester, Putnam, and Metropolitan-area residents and visitors. Westchester's Ridge Hill features 160,000 square feet of office space - approximately 110,000 square feet of which is occupied by WESTMED Medical Group, as well as an urgent care center. Learn more at westchestersridgehill.com.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
July 11, 2013 - White Plains

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

Further featuring Phil Lesh & Bob Weir - Barclays Center
July 11, 2013 - Brooklyn

Former Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh & Bob Weir and their band Furthur will play at Barclays Center on July 11 at 8pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 19 at 10 am and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center, located at 620 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, starting Saturday, April 20 at 10 a.m. (if still available). Fans can expect Lesh & Weir to push the musical envelope with jaw-dropping improvisations and loving renditions of Grateful Dead classics, with an all-star band that includes keyboardist Jeff Chimenti (RatDog), drummer Joe Russo (Benevento - Russo Duo, Trey Anastasio), guitarist John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra), and vocalists Sunshine Becker and Jeff Pehrson. New and old fans of the Grateful Dead alike will be entranced as Lesh & Weir take the musical journey further, exploring some of the Grateful Dead's most beloved songs in a tour that promises to keep the feet stomping and the bodies shaking. For more information on Furthur, please visit www.furthur.net

The Loser's Lounge Presents: Donna Summer and the Divas of Disco - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
July 11, 2013 -

Feel love, as the Losers Lounge takes on disco and the hot stuff of Donna Summer and other mirror-ball era divas. Powered by ace session keyboardist Joe McGinty and his crack team of pop tributeers, Losers Lounge will hustle and boogie through the best of the '70s club scene. The Last Dance will happen with headphones on, as the Freedom Dance Party DJs spin during an after-hours silent disco.

Family Music Festival - West Nyack Hamlet Green
July 11, 2013 - West Nyack

Pull up a chair or lounge on the lawn for the easy listening sounds of James Mee with Michael Sullivan.

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
July 11, 2013 - Battery Park City

Spend an afternoon in the park playing lawn games, using everything from parachutes to dozens of asteroid-balls, and making different art and craft projects every week from May through October. The fun is facilitated by Battery Park City Park's programming leaders. Everybody plays. All materials and supplies provided.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 11, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-7 are welcome with their caregivers to hear stories, songs, and more in both English and Spanish. Registration is Required.

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
July 11, 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.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 11, 2013 - Garnerville

Young readers, ages 3-6, are invited for stories and a seasonal craft. Registration is required.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
July 11, 2013 - Stony Point

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

SyFy Movies with a View - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
July 11, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Enjoy Ferris Bueller's Day Off under the stars.

Tales for Tails - The Field Library
July 11, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Journey to the Stars - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
July 11, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

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

Sukey Molloy & Friends! - Irvington Public Library
July 11, 2013 - Irvington-on-Hudson

Join Sukey Molloy & Friends for an hour of sing-along fun with songs to make you happy! Sukey is an award-winning recording and video artist seen on BabyFirstTV, known for her gentle, intimate, up-close entertaining style for families with children ages birth-6 years. Dance along with Sukey's friends Sunflower, Tick Tock, and Sunny, and enjoy the show!

Free Movie on the Lawn: The Sandlot - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
July 11, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Free movie on the lawn. Bring chairs and blankets, wine and cheese or whatever you enjoy! Call 516-678-5000 x7715 for more information.

From a Child's Perspective - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
July 11, 2013 - Tarrytown

Parents and children are invited to travel back to the 19th century and explore the home of Washington Irving through a child's eyes. Play games, hear stories, race through a scavenger hunt, and participate in hands-on-activities and crafts. Enjoy a full day in the life of the estate's youngest residents and explore Sunnyside as a family home, specially set with period toys and children's clothing. Eight dates through July and August.

Mad Science - Dinosaurs Workshops - The Bryant LIbrary
July 11, 2013 - Roslyn

Examine real fossil casts and explore the differences in the teeth of herbivores and carnivores. Students will participate in a mini dinosaur excavation and make a cast of a "Mad Science dinosaur tooth" to take home.

Kids Zumbatomic - The Dance Treatment
July 11, 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.

Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Cortelyou branch
July 11, 2013 - Ditmas Park

Preschoolers enjoy stories, socializing, and exploring books.

Cross Stitch Circle - New-York Historical Society
July 11, 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!

'Pinkalicious' - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
July 11, 2013 - Westbury

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 pink predicament.

Lee Brice in Concert - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
July 11, 2013 - Westbury

Country singer and songwriter Lee Brice takes to the stage to perform an amazing concert.

Zumba Thursdays - Forest Park Bandshell
July 11, 2013 - Woodhaven

Get fit while working out to music. Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements. Zumba's choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, martial arts, and some Bollywood and belly dance moves.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Apollo Theater
July 11, 2013 - New York

Tickets go on sale June 7.

Movie Theater Thursdays--Lady and The Tramp - Wilton Library
July 11, 2013 - Wilton

Walt Disney's classic Lady and the Tramp will be shown. Rated PG. Healthy snacks will be served. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver; children between 8 and 12 must have a caregiver in the building. No charge and no registration needed.

Movie Theater Thursdays--Back to the Future 1 - Wilton Library
July 11, 2013 - Wilton

Healthy snacks will be served. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver; children between 8 and 12 must have a caregiver in the building. No charge and no registration needed.

Symphony of the Soil NYC Premiere - IFC Center
July 11, 2013 - New York

Symphony of the Soil is a 104-minute documentary feature film that explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists, the film portrays soil as a protagonist of our planetary story. Using a captivating mix of art and science, the film shows that soil is a complex living organism, the foundation of life on earth. Yet most people are soil-blind and “treat soil like dirt.” Through the knowledge and wisdom revealed in this film, we can come to respect, even revere, this miraculous substance, and appreciate that treating the soil right can help solve some of our most pressing environmental problems. In addition to the feature film, there are several short  films, Sonatas of the Soil, that delve deeply into soil-related topics, and several short clips, Grace Notes, that are available to stream on the film’s website. Producer/Director Deborah Koons Garcia will be in attendance along with UC Berkeley Microbial Ecologist Dr. Ignacio Chapela and Dr. Michael Hansen, Senior Scientist with Consumers Union, for a Q&A after the film.   Buy tickets here: http://www.movietickets.com/pre_purchase.asp?house_id=9598&movie_id=163158&rdate=07/11/2013#.Ua55Mo7nsso

Beginngs - Forest Park
July 11, 2013 - Woodhaven

Enjoy an evening at the George Seuffert Bandshell in this musical tribute to the rock and roll band Chicago.

Forest Park Karate Clinic - Oak Ridge at Forest Park
July 11, 2013 - Woodhaven

Kids ages 7-14 can learn the discipline of the ancient art of karate in this instructional clinic. Pre-registration is required.

Twilight Tales - Douglaston/Little Neck Library
July 11, 2013 - Douglaston

Snuggle up in the evening with some classic stories and songs for children ages 18 months to 5 years. Kids can feel free to wear their slippers and pajamas as Mrs. Tina shares some old and new favorites. Space is limited. Pre-registration suggested.

A Morning of Music with Darlene Graham - Crocheron Park (Buz O'Rourke Playground)
July 11, 2013 - Douglaston

Darlene Graham entertains children of all ages with her interactive and exciting performance. A mix of energetic folk and remixes of familiar children's songs will have everyone singing along and dancing. Bring a blanket or low chair.

A Summer Salon with Karen Finley - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through July 11, 2013 - New York

This popular summer intensive encourages cross-generational dialogue and creative interactions inspired by notions of utopia, color theory, and the museum experience. Taught by internationally acclaimed artist and educator Karen Finley, daily sessions include focused explorations of specific works on view, studio sessions, creative writing, an offsite visit to another museum, and a final reflection. No prior art-making experience is necessary. $240, $160 members, $120 students and interns (over 16 with valid ID, students under 18 must be accompanied). Limited enrollment. Family discount available. For tickets and more information, visit guggenheim.org/finley.

NY Philharmonic Concerts In The Parks - Cunningham Park-193rd Street Field
July 11, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

A beloved NY tradition, is back for its 48th year. Music Director Alan Gilbert leads the concert featuring Principal Cello Carter Brey. Music under the stars with family and friends makes for a perfect summer evening.

TEEN ANIMÉ CLUB - Westport Library
July 11, 2013 - Westport

Join the Westport Library for a night of animé and meet others who share your passion. Register online. For grades 6-12.

Valley Stream Community Orchestra Concert - John M. Smith Band Shell, Village Green
July 11, 2013 - Valley Stream

Join the Singles Association of Long Island, ages 25 plus, for this event. Bring a chair. Look for the SALI banner. Social gathering afterwards at a diner. In the event of rain, the concert will be cancelled. RSVP by 7/9.

Get Into It! FREE - Stepping Stones Museum
July 11, 2013 - Norwalk

Enjoy free admission and learn how to keep your family safe during Norwalk Night with the Norwalk and Rowayton Fire Departments. An Open Arms program.

The Secret Life of Books - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
July 11, 2013 - Fairfield

Take an old book and create something extraordinary: a secret safe, a planter, who knows? Teens grades 6 and up.

National Circus Project - Circus Fun Workshop - Long Island Children's Museum
July 11, 2013 - Garden City

Have you ever thought of running off with a circus? You'll need to brush up on some circus skills and LICM has got just the folks to teach you. Learn juggling, plate spinning, rope tricks, basic clowning and more from performers from National Circus Project.

National Circus Project ? Solo Circus - Long Island Children's Museum
July 11, 2013 - Garden City

National Circus Project, Long Island?s own center for professional circus performers is back again this summer to share the fun and artistry of the circus with LICM Theater audiences. Enjoy new circus antics every week this summer.

Teen Game Club - Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Public Library
July 11, 2013 - Shirley

Monkey Monkey Music with Meredith LaVande performs with their special brand of musical magic. Monkey Monkey Music is known by millions of families who have seen her videos on more than 100 PBS member stations nationwide. In person reqistration required. Limited free tickets available at the Children's Dept. reference desk beginning Thursday, June 27.

New Preschool Open House - Iken Science Academy
July 11, 2013 - Upper East Side

Learn about Iken Science Academy, a new preschool for kids ages 3-5. RSVP to [email protected]

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
July 11, 2013 - Upper West Side

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

St. William The Abbott Family Festival - St. William the Abbott Church
July 11, 2013 - Seaford

Looking for a great way to spend a fun time with family and friends? Check out the Midway rides and games. Feeling more adventurous? There are Las Vegas games, plenty of entertainment, festival food and the popular 50/50 raffle.

Sunset Concert Series - Nautical Mile Esplanade
July 11, 2013 - Freeport

The Freeport Community Band will open the 2013 Sunset Concert Series produced by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport and hosted by the Village of Freeport. Additional concerts to be held Thursday evenings throughout July and August. Concerts are free! Guests are asked to please bring chairs as available seating is limited.

South Pacific - John W. Engeman Theater
July 11, 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.

2013 Sandcastle Contest - Hither Hills State park
July 11, 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 11, 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.

Learn Spanish Mommy & Me Class! - Safari Adventure
July 11, 2013 - Riverhead

Safari Adventure teams up with Breaking Boundaries to bring you a "mommy & me" learn Spanish for children program for children ages 2-6.

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
July 11, 2013 - Stony Brook

Pick up at Inner Court adjacent to Robinsons Tea Roomp. Excessive heats cancels activity.

Talk Therapy Storytelling - Happy Ending Lounge
July 11, 2013 - New York

At Talk Therapy Storytelling writers, comics, actors, and regular people tell stories about their experiences with mental health--psychiatry, psychology, couples counseling, 12-step programs, life coaches, guidance counselors, etc. etc. Stories are often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and always compelling. Talk Therapy happens on the second Thursday of every month at Happy Ending Lounge, 302 Broome Street between Forsyth and Eldridge. Admission is only $5.

The Water Dream - The Pershing Square Signature Center
Through July 11, 2013 - NY

3 PERFORMANCES ONLY!!! The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Royal Family Productions present ANTHONY RAPP, J. ROBERT SPENCER, KARMINE ALERS, BRIAN DYKSTRA, DEE ROSCIOLI, among the cast of THE WATER DREAM A new musical by SHAWN CODY A Special Event Staged Reading Directed by JIM TRUE-FROST Wednesday July 10, 2013 at 5PM; Thursday July 11, 2013 at 5PM & 9PM. The Pershing Square Signature Center, The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre. New York: The New York Musical Theatre Festival welcomes back Anthony Rapp to the festival as he stars in the staged reading of Shawn Cody’s epic fantasy THE WATER DREAM directed by Jim True-Frost. The event will take place on July 10 & 11 at The Pershing Square Signature Center, The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre (480 West 42nd St.). Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting www.nymf.org. This event is being produced by Royal Family Productions. THE WATER DREAM is an award winning original new rock musical starring Anthony Rapp. Set in Boston, when his brilliant and beautiful girlfriend dumps him, Colin Burns (Anthony Rapp) an unimaginative writer, is haunted by a dragon, a terrifying illusion from his tragic childhood. Colin’s sci-fi-fantasy-loving uncle convinces him to write a fantasy novel (that features swimming, walking and flying whales), wherein he can defeat this demon. But can Colin confront tragedy, embrace imagination, and defeat the dragon, all in time to save his real life? Dude. Generation X with a Hero Complex. THE WATER DREAM cast includes: Anthony Rapp (Rent), J. Robert Spencer (Tony Nom. Next To Normal), Karmine Alers (Rent), Alexis Hightower (Rent), Dee Roscioli (Wicked), Brian Dykstra (Lucky Guy with Tom Hanks), Josh Lamon (Hair), Shawn Cody (Book, Music, Lyrics), Doug Chapman (Romance, A.R.T.), Adam Kern (LA Philharmonic, Old Vic), Cheo Bourne (Passing Strange, First Regional), Alisa Ledyard (Amercan Shakespeare Center, Alana Rader (Looking Glass Theatre). Band includes: Jodie Moore (MD/Piano – American Idiot, Spring Awakening), Ryan Link (Guitar – Rent, Hair) Kris Rogers (Bass – Avenue Q), Justin Hines (Percussion – In The Heights). THE WATER DREAM features Book, Music, and Lyrics by the shows co-star Shawn Cody, Additional Lyrics, Associate Music Direction, and Dramaturgy by Emily Otto, and is Associate Produced by cast members Adam Kern and Doug Chapman. All four are graduates of The A.R.T. Institute at Harvard. THE WATER DREAM features Additional Book by Rob O'Hare (Peter & the Starcatcher, Disney Theatrical Workship, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Williamstown), Additional lyrics by Ryan Link (Broadway, Rent, Hair, Aida, Wonderland), Additional Contributions by Anthony Rapp (Rent, Without You), and Musical Arrangements by Bill Barclay (Music Director, Shakespeare’s Globe, London). THE WATER DREAM has received seven years of non-stop development, and a dozen workshops, readings, and concerts, in New York City, Boston, and beyond. It is the recipient of three awards: The American Repertory Theater / Moscow Art Theatre at Harvard University Institute Alumni Artist Lab Grant, The Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship Award in Playwriting, and The Citation from Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts. THE WATER DREAM By Shawn Cody, Directed by Jim True-Frost Performances Schedule: Wednesday July 10, 2013 at 5PM Thursday July 11, 2013 at 5PM & 9PM The Pershing Square Signature Center, The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre is located at 480 West 42nd St. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting www.nymf.org More information about The Water Dream please visit www.thewaterdream.com

CMA Pier Pop Up @ Hudson River Park - Hudson River Park, Pier 25
July 11, 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.

Groundbreaking Crafts - Finkelstein Memorial Library
July 11, 2013 - Spring Valley

The library invites young readers for a weekly craft activity. This week, kids can make dinosaur fossils to take home.

Summer Soccer Ball Mastery Sessions - Pier 40, Courtyard East Field
July 11, 2013 - New York Harbor

Gotham Girls FC offers Summer Soccer Ball Mastery Sessions with professional coach and freestyle-soccer teacher Vincent Grady. Sessions will run Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 2 through August 22, 2013 (no session July 4) from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Pier 40. Cost is $20 per session, on a pay-as-you-go, drop-in basis. Come for one session, or come for many. All girls and boys ages 6-18 welcome. Kids will be broken into age-appropriate groups to work on juggling, 1v1 moves, and ball mastery in a fun, supportive and positive environment. No prior registration required. Bring water, a soccer ball, and a willingness to have fun. Tuesdays 5:30-7pm on Rooftop Field; Thursdays 5:30pm-7pm on Courtyard East field.

Children's Concert - Not Just Art
July 12, 2013 - Oyster Bay

The Oyster Bay Music Festival participants will be performing a classical music concert espcially created for children, entitled "Animal Tails & Fairy Tales (with a little mix of magic!)" Please RSVP 516-922-8300. For more information about the Festival, visit oysterbaymusicfestival.com.

Two Awesome Authors - The Voracious Reader
July 12, 2013 - Larchmont

New York Times best-selling author Chris Grabenstein ("I, FUNNY," "Riley Mack," and more) delivers an extremely clever and funny mystery in the most brilliantly created library ever: "Mr. Lemoncello's LIBRARY." Mark Goldblatt debuts his first middle grade novel - a laugh-out-loud, heartwarming story of a good kid and a bad deed: "TWERP." FREE event with pizza for guests (while it lasts!). Kindly RSVP via email or phone.

Build-A-Bear Workshop and Store Grand Opening - Roosevelt Field Mall
July 12, 2013 - Garden City

Hey parents and kids, join in the excitement and stay for the fun as Build-A-Bear opens a brand new store in the Roosevelt Field Mall. The new store incorporates technology into the bear-making process and is the 12th of its kind. The ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at 10am, after which guests are invited to attend the workshop and make bears for free to donate to a local children's charity. It's a great opportunity for you and your kids to have fun and make other children happy as well. For more information email [email protected]

The Red Room Revue - Grape & Vine at The Jade Hotel
July 12, 2013 - New York

Join incredibly talented jazz musician Brian Newman and contemporary burlesque dancers led by Angie Pontani for dinner and a show during “The Red Room Revue” in Grape & Vine at The Jade Hotel located at 52 West 13th Street (13th Street between 5th and 6th Aves, Manhattan) on Friday, July 12 at 9:30 P.M. Brian, one of the most reputable and dynamic trumpeters in the business and perhaps best known as Lady Gaga’s go-to jazz player, creates playlists that are a jazz lover's dream. His unique swingin' sounds move the burlesque beauties across the floor as they titillate the crowd during the delicious, three-course prix fixe dinner from Grape & Vine. Tickets to The Red Room Revue cost $75 per person. Reservations are required and can be made at 212-300-4525 or at [email protected]

Bim Bam Shabbat with PJ Library and Camp Ramah - Ramah Day Camp
July 12, 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.

CD Release Party Camille Gainer - Lucille's
July 12, 2013 - New York

Camille Gainer a native New Yorker, has established herself with a rich career poised with artistic ability and versatility. She began playing drums and other instruments such as guitar, violin and piano at the age of 11. She then went on to study with master drummer Michael Carvin. She credits Michael with opening her up to all styles of playing and most notably being aware of the feeling and language of different styles and her sight-reading prowess. Her diligence and perseverance earned her a full scholarship at Brooklyn's Long Island University. Where she got to study with other greats such as Keith Copeland. - See more at: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=2880#sthash.7Brp4LQV.dpuf

Stroller Tour: Hopper Drawing - Whitney Museum of American Art
July 12, 2013 - New York

Whitney teaching fellows, PhD candidates in art history, lead engaging tours of current exhibitions for new moms and dads when the Museum is closed to the public. Crying babies are welcome! For parents and babies under 18 months.

Good Morning America Summer Concert Series: OneRepublic - Rumsey Playfield
July 12, 2013 - Central Park, NY

Opening Reception and Art Workshop for 'PAC Faculty and Student Showcase' - Pelham Art Center
July 12, 2013 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center is pleased to present its highly popular Faculty and Student Showcase. This annual exhibition features both two and three dimensional work in a variety of mediums by the Art Center’s distinguished teachers and enthusiastic students. Exhibited work ranges from charcoal to oils, black and white photographs to digital prints, and mixed media to ceramics. The Faculty and Student Showcase provides a great opportunity to view and collect original work from emerging and established artists. Since its founding in 1970, the Pelham Art Center faculty has grown as the Art Center has increased its course offerings to embrace new media while continuing to provide instruction in traditional techniques. From beginners to accomplished artists, students of all ages who want to explore their creative potential have flourished by working with Pelham Art Center’s teaching artists. More than 1,300 students, from three to ninety-plus years old, attended over 100 visual art classes and workshops offered at the Art Center this past year. These classes are taught by more than thirty art educators, many of whom are participating in this exhibition alongside their students. This free exhibition is on view from July 12 through August 9, 2013. The Opening Reception will take place on Friday, July 12, 6:30-8:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. During the opening, visitors and prospective students of all ages may participate in a free all-age art workshop held in the studios. In addition, the public is invited to meet the teaching artists to discuss course offerings and their work.

Big Band Music on the Boardwalk - Rye Playland Park
July 12, 2013 - Rye

Swing and sway to the romantic music of the Big Band era played against the backdrop of moonlight streaming across Long Island Sound when the Milt Gerver Orchestra performs on the boardwalk at Playland Park in Rye. From 7:30-10:30pm, Milt and his orchestra will evoke the nostalgic music of the immortal bandleaders of the 1930s and '40s like Glen Miller and Tommy Dorsey, accompanied by his professional vocalists. Jive to the lively "In the Mood," waltz to the beautiful strains of "Moonlight Serenade," or just sit back and enjoy the music and moonlight. As an added bonus, you can watch the weekly fireworks display at 9:15pm. Admission to the Big Band performances on the boardwalk is free. Seating is limited; visitors can bring folding chairs. Parking is $5 on Friday evening. Rain date is Aug. 9.

Naked Soul Concert Series - Allison Moorer - Rubin Museum of Art
July 12, 2013 - New York

Nearly 12 years ago, Allison Moorer made an unforgettable introduction with her contribution of the thoughtful ballad, "A Soft Place to Fall," for the soundtrack to the Robert Redford-directed drama, The Horse Whisperer, which later earned her an Academy Award nomination. Moorer went on to carefully craft a long-lasting career with her impressive debut LP, Alabama Song, while challenging herself to always look inward for an even deeper meaning -- which she explored on Miss Fortune (2002) and The Duel (2004). In 2007, Moorer received a Grammy nomination for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for "Days Aren't Long Enough," a song co-written with her husband, singer-songwriter Steve Earle.

RiverFlicks for Kids: 'The Pirates! Band of Misfits' - Hudson River Park's Pier 46
July 12, 2013 - Manhattan

This outdoor series features family-oriented movies. Films are rated PG. Movies begin at dusk (generally around 8:30pm). In "Pirates! Band of Misfits," Aardman Animations brings you a tale of a pirate captain on a mission to defeat his rivals. This quest takes him and his crew on adventures from the streets of old London to the shores of Blood Island.

2013 Summer Korean Traditional Instrument Workshop - Korean Performing Arts Center
Through July 12, 2013 - New York

Korean Performing Arts Center in Midtown Manhattan presents the 3rd Korean Traditional Instrument Workshop from July 8th to July 12th, with 5 sessions. KPAC has offered this workshop each year to give students a great opportunity to learn more about Korean culture and arts through traditional musical instruments. This workshop aims to inform and disseminate Korea traditional culture and arts in mainstream America. In particular, we are excited to offer this opportunity to students who have never experienced learning Korean traditional instruments, or adults who are interested in traditional music but do not have the time or opportunity. The students will learn popular Korean folk songs with the three traditional instruments, geyageum (Korean 12-stringed Zither), haegeum (Korean traditional 2-stringed fiddle) and janggu (Korean traditional drum). On the last day of the workshop, the organization will offer students a completion certificate. Participants of all skill levels are welcome (from beginner to expert, from kids to adults). We will accept only 20 people in order of application. To RSVP, please call us at 212-921-9344 or email us at [email protected] Please leave your name, email address, and phone number.

ZEPHYR Happy Hour Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
July 12, 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.

Lyfe Jennings - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 12, 2013 - New York

The revolution of positive music was bound to happen and Lyfe Jennings welcomes the change with open arms. With his authentic, soulful voice, innovative lyrical style and undeniable talent, Lyfe is ready to establish an even deeper connection with his fans and garner new ones with his latest effort.

Fireworks! - Playland Park
July 12, 2013 - Rye

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

Farmer's Market Fridays at QBG - Queens Botanical Garden
July 12, 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.

Ladies Night Out : Beat The Heat/Tropical Oasis - New York Water Taxi
July 12, 2013 - New York

It's Ladies Night Out aboard the ZEPHYR, and you've just got to be there! Where else can you get in some serious girl talk with dazzling scenery, delicious cocktails and a decadent dessert bar to go ga ga for... all while you dance to the hottest tunes, delight in psychic readings and more! So grab your besties, co-workers, neighbors, sorority sisters, single mom friends and anyone else that wants to be pampered, and party!

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.

Come Out and Play Field Day - Governors Island
July 12, 2013 - Governors Island

Every summer at the Come Out & Play Festival (COAP), thousands of people play original games in public spaces across New York. This year's festival will feature Come Out & Play After Dark night games at South Street Seaport, and Field Day and Family Day on Governors Island. The 2013 Come Out & Play Festival kicks off with Come Out & Play After Dark, an evening of night games on Friday, July 12 at South Street Seaport. After Dark transforms the area around South Street Seaport into a big playground through a mixture of projections, installation games and street games. The evening will include everything from big games of zombie tag down alleyways to Field Frogger, a real-world version of the arcade classic. On Saturday, July 13, Come Out & Play will take over the Governors Island Parade Grounds for a day full of original Field and Family Games. Now in its third year, Field Day showcases original field games, sports and social games. Some games make use of new technology like smartphones, and some rely on old-fashioned tech like rubber balls. But each game offers new ways to play and have fun. Games that will be played at this year's Come Out and Play Festival include: Adventure Squad versus the Sky Pirates, Crossfire and Kung Fu Flamingoes. A descriptive list of games can be found below. Family Day offers games designed specifically for families and children. Brought to the festival by ESI Design, Family Day features an immersive, interactive time travel environment that leads to games set in a variety of time periods, from the dawn of the universe to the distant future. In addition to playing original games, families will encounter wacky time travel agents, discover chronological paradoxes and help prevent threats to the space-time-continuum. Games include Spaghetti Standoff, Super Bacon Grab 2, and Battle of the Cardboard Clads. A complete list of Family Day games online at comeoutandplay.org. The Come Out & Play Festival is free to attend. More information about the festival can be found at comeoutandplay.org. Come Out & Play Festival is presented by the Lower Manhattan Community Council as part of the River To River Festival 2013. The annual River To River Festival is produced by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in partnership with Founding Partners Arts Brookfield, Battery Park City Authority and South Street Seaport. This festival is made possible with support from the Alliance for Downtown New York, American Express, The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, HUD, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Westfield World Trade Center and in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, as well as other underwriters. rivertorivernyc.com.

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.

Tipica 73: 40th Anniversary Celebration - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
July 12, 2013 -

Torchbearers for four decades, Tipica 73 operates where New York salsa meets Cuban charanga, a dance style that goes back to the island's social dances of the 1890s. Reassembling many of its veteran members, including Johnny "Dandy" Rodriguez, Sonny Bravo, Adalberto Santiago, Orestes Vilato and Nelson Gonzalez, alongside the new generation, these New York legends will switch from a horn-powered salsa conjunto to the violin and flute driven charanga set.

Major League Baseball T-Mobile All-Star FanFest - The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York
July 12, 2013 - Midtown

MLB All-Star FanFest will transform the Javits Center into the largest interactive baseball theme park in the world, providing an extraordinary experience for fans of all ages. Visitors will experience attractions including exhibits from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, batting cages, clinics, free autograph sessions with former Mets, MLB legends, and Hall of Famers, memorabilia, and more. All attractions are included with the price of admission.

Kids Create! - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
July 12, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Kids will enjoy creating arts and crafts in beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Glow Bounce - Pump It Up of Great Neck
July 12, 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.

'The Ugly Duckling' - Metropolitan Playhouse
July 12, 2013 - East Village

This is the story of "The Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christian Andersen told with music, dance, and a bit of puppetry. Professional child dancers make up part of the cast. Pointe dancing, colorful costumes, and a story of transformation in an award winning, air conditioned, theater. Not suitable for kids younger than 5.

Baby Signs with Miss Fran - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 12, 2013 - Garnerville

Parents or caregivers and their favorite baby/toddler learn signs so that they can communicate before they can talk. This interactive and fun class features music with guitar, songs, puppets, instruments, movement, and sign language. Registration is required.

Summertime Arts and Crafts - McGoldrick Library
July 12, 2013 - Flushing

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

Summer Reading Buddies - McGoldrick Library
July 12, 2013 - Flushing

Children read books with a teen buddy to improve their reading skills.

Opening Reception and Art Workshop for "PAC Faculty and Student Showcase" - Pelham Art Center
July 12, 2013 - Pelham

Celebrate the opening of this popular annual exhibition, meet fellow artists of the PAC community, and participate in an art-making workshop for all ages.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
July 12, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Stroller Tour - Katonah Museum of Art
July 12, 2013 - Katonah

Join in a special before-hours gallery tour just for new moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers with babies in tow. Explore different aspects of the current exhibition (Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center) through interactive tours, discussions, and artistic activities. For adults with children under 18 months. Breakfast snacks provided by Tazza Cafe. No RSVP required and crying babies are welcome!

Yoga Together - Wave Hill
July 12, 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: 'Wreck-It Ralph' - White Plains Public Library
July 12, 2013 - White Plains

The TROVE Summer Film Festival presents "Wreck-It Ralph" from Walt Disney Animated Studios. Proclaimed as "one of the best of 2012," this is the story of a video game villain who wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. Rated PG (some rude humor and mild action/violence), 108 mins.

Movies for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
July 12, 2013 - Borough Park

Kids enjoy an age-appropriate movie.

Bostitch & Fussible/Mexican Institute of Sound/Mariachi Flor de Toloache - Prospect Park Bandshell
July 12, 2013 - Brooklyn

The Latin Alternative Music Conference returns this year with a triple bill of traditional and modern Mexican music headlined by Tijuana's Nortec Collective. Led by founders Bostich and Fussible, Nortec Collective continues its "amazing deconstruction of norteño DNA: accordions, the acoustic guitar called bajo sexto, the funky two-step polka popular in rural areas along the U.S./Mexican border, and the steady four-on-the-floor beat that can propel a dance floor to delirium" (NPR). Mexican Institute of Sound brings its own fusion of folk and electronica, and Mariachi Flor de Toloache is New York's only all-female mariachi band.

Storytime: Laura Numeroff Stories - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
July 12, 2013 - West Nyack

Children are invited to hear "If You Give a Cat a Cupcake" and other stories by Laura Numeroff. Afterward, kids can do a coloring craft to take home.

Passport to Imagination: Germany - Michael's
July 12, 2013 - Spring Valley

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

Journey to Narnia: Week-Long Theatrical Program for Kids - Trinity Wall Street
Through July 12, 2013 - New York

Come enter the land of Narnia! This summer day program immerses kids in the world of theater and features professional story tellers, dance instructors and Broadway actors. For children in grades K-5. Sponsored by Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopal Parish in New York City. Registration required. Space is limited. Lunch and snacks are not provided.

PARENTS NIGHT OUT - Pump It Up Norwalk
July 12, 2013 - Norwalk

Children enjoy an evening of inflatable fun, crafts and games while parents enjoy a night out without the kids.

Astronomy Nights: The Big Bang: Latest Results from Planck - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
July 12, 2013 - Stamford

Start by enjoying a presentation on the Big Bang and the latest results from Planck, than, weather permitting, head to the observatory to view the night sky through a 22-inch research telescope. This program is suitable for ages 5 and over.

International Music Nights Concert Series- Polish American Night - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
July 12, 2013 - East Meadow

Reflecting on Nassau County?s diversity, a broad range of cultural artistry is presented through this popular musical series, sponsored for over three decades by Canon USA Inc.

Dancing through the Decades: Dances from the Nifty '50s - Wilton Library
July 12, 2013 - Wilton

Come and learn some of the cool dances from the 1950s. Taught by professional dancer Debra MacDonald, you'll have a great time rocking dances like the Hully Gully, the Stroll and the Bunny Hop. Ms. MacDonald joins Wilton Dance Studio with 25 years of ballet and theater experience. See website registration link for more information about Ms. MacDonald. Grades K and up, under 8 caretaker should stay in room, over 8 caretaker must stay in the building. Registration required; no fee.

Javaka Steptoe reads Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow - Brower Park
July 12, 2013 - Crown Heights

Storyteller/author/illustrator Javaka Steptoe presents an interactive reading of Jimi Sounds Like A Rainbow, a story of the young Jimi Hendrix.

Highland Park Soccer Clinic - Highland Park
July 12, 2013 - Cypress Hills

Kids ages 7-14 can bend it like Beckham in this instructional soccer clinic. Registration is required, space is limited.

Kayak Skills Session - Jacob Riis Park- Bathhouse Entry Pavilion
July 12, 2013 - Rockaway Park

Children over 11 and adults receive instruction and practice kayak strokes in this program. No reservation required.

Port Washington Summer Community Band Concert - John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell, Sunset Park
July 12, 2013 - Port Washington

Bring a chair for this event. Ask for Vinny, Joe, George, or Maria. Social gathering afterwards at a diner. In the event of rain, the concert will be cancelled. RSVP by 7/10.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
July 12, 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 12, 2013 - Fairfield

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

(Live Action) Minecraft - Fairfield Public Library
July 12, 2013 - Fairfield

Sure you can play online, but can you do it for real? Come to this special Minecraft event -- just watch out for creepers. Snacks will be served. Teens grades 6 and up.

Solshyne Band Concert - Rockaway Beach Boardwalk
July 12, 2013 - Rockaway Beach

Enjoy an evening on the boardwalk listening to live music from this popular local classic rock band from Rockaway.

The Good Old Days - Barbershop Quartet - Long Island Children's Museum
July 12, 2013 - Garden City

The singers of �The Good Old Days� barbershop quartet blend their voices to this musical tradition; performing music of all types, from traditional to pop songs. These four singers compete in international competitions and live right here on Long Island. Join them as they teach our audience how harmony works and invite you to sing along.

Disney's Winnie the Pooh Kids - Gateway Playhouse
July 12, 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.

St. William The Abbott Family Festival - St. William the Abbott Church
July 12, 2013 - Seaford

Looking for a great way to spend a fun time with family and friends? Check out the Midway rides and games. Feeling more adventurous? There are Las Vegas games, plenty of entertainment, festival food and the popular 50/50 raffle.

Hear It! See It! Draw It! - Nassau County Museum of Art
July 12, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

A repeat of a very popular program first offered last year. Children aged 3-5 and their caregivers are invited into the galleries to listen to tales, explore works of art and then create drawings based on what they see and hear. No reservations needed.

South Pacific - John W. Engeman Theater
July 12, 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.

Square Dancing - Wildwood State Park
July 12, 2013 - Wading River

Take part in some Friday night square dancing. Fridays July 12-August 9.

Friday KNIGHT PRINCESS Parties - The Castle at Westhampton
July 12, 2013 - Westhampton

Drop the kids off for a fun filled night with the princess including pizza, games, crafts and more. Intended for knights and princesses ages 4-8. Parents can enjoy a night to themselves and know that their children are being treated like royalty. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No refunds. Doors open at 5:50pm.

Family Adventures: Firefly Fun - Connetquot River State Park
July 12, 2013 - Oakdale

Indoor discoveries, activities and experiments will be followed by a firefly expedition to catch and release these wonderful creatures using nets and cages. Reservations required by calling 631-581-1072.

Scientist for a Day - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Through July 12, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Explore the different fields of science and conduct experiments as if you were a marine biologist, volcanologist geologist, paleontologist and a speleologist. For ages Ages 4-7. Ages 9-11 are crew leaders.

FAMILY FRIDAYS at The Common Ground: FROGS, BUGS and ANIMALS - Rotary Park
July 12, 2013 - Sayville

Jason returns with his collection of frogs, bugs and other familiar animals. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the fun with your family. All events at the park are free and handicap accessible.

The Little Mermaid Jr. - CM Performing Arts Center
July 12, 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.

Animal Care Trainee - Alley Pond Environmental Center
July 13, 2013 - Douglaston

This program teaches children ages 8-12, about the interesting job of an animal caretaker. Children will have hands-on experience in feeding, brushing, cleaning, and learning all about the needs of Apec's animals. Come and enjoy the experience of being a caretaker and have a snack and get a certificate. Space is limited, pre-registration required.

Subway and Bus Nostalgia Ride to Orchard Beach - New York Transit Museum
July 13, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Our WWI-era IRT subway cars are headed for some sun and surf at a new Nostalgia Ride destination - Pelham Bay Park, and the only public beach in the Bronx - Orchard Beach! Ride in style on our one day getaway to the largest park in New York City. The park boasts a 13-mile coastline, 19th century country house, nature trails, playgrounds and much more! As an added treat, we will also be offering rides on our vintage buses at the park!

Turtle Monitoring - Westmoreland Sanctuary
July 13, 2013 - Mt. Kisco

Each spring and summer, the sanctuary searches for, traps, and releases turtles as part of its on-going turtle monitoring project. Learn about and take part in the effort to collect data from the painted and snapping turtles living in Bechtel Lake and the Box Turtles that live in the Wildlife Management Area. Meet in the museum and either hike down to the lake or carpool to the wildlife management area, dependent on which turtles will be studied. Please dress in long pants and close-toed shoes. Program will range from 1-2 hours in length and will be canceled in the event of severe weather. No RSVP necessary, but program will begin promptly at designated time.

Cicadas and Other Summer Insects - Westmoreland Sanctuary
July 13, 2013 - Mt. Kisco

Learn about the fascinating lifestyle of the Cicada and explore the insect world. How many kinds of Cicadas are there? What is the life cycle of this unique creature? This is also an opportunity to bring questions about other insects that surround us during the summer months. Bring in a photo of that giant cricket you found in the basement, or ask about the beetles eating your roses. This program will be guest-taught by a naturalist coming from Naples, FL (where bugs are prevalent year-round) and is FREE to the public. RSVP requested at 914-666-8448.

AXM Friday - Gallery Bar
Through July 13, 2013 - New York

Vito Nicholas' paintings explore human perception and our relationship with images whilst investigating and challenging traditional forms of media. Maximilian Mueller's paintings explore serious subjects such as society, politics, and culture, which are depicted by his cartoonish figures in a nostalgic and melancholic style. Music by DDot Nuuworld and Leon Marin and DJ Axton Frick. July 12, 10pm-4am, at Gallery Bar 120 Orchard St New York, NY 10002.

Mitch Fatel - Gotham Comedy Club
Through July 13, 2013 - New York

With his innocence and friendly demeanor Mitch quickly engages the audience and then catches them off guard with his mixture of mischievous dialog and off-color comments.

Tap City, the New York City Tap Festival - TAP it OUT - Times Square
July 13, 2013 - NYC

Free Outdoor Public Event with 150 tap dancers.

Laughter Happy Hour - West East Bistro
July 13, 2013 - Hicksville

Laughter is the best medicine and Laughter Yoga promotes happiness, relieves stress, is therapeutic, and fosters community. Join the group to have fun, get silly, and simply laugh! It's easy and requires no yoga mat. All you need to do is have fun, breathe and laugh! Laughter Yoga is suitable for children and adults of all ages. You have nothing to lose but stress!

Master Hip Hop and Contemporary Master Class with Tyler Wall - Kings Park Dance Center
July 13, 2013 - Kings Park

Learn HipHop and Contemporary Moves From One Of The Best. Limited Spots Available. Call To Reserve Your Spot.

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.

Sensory Friendly Screening: 'Despicable Me 2' - AMC Loews 84th Street
July 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

The program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy "Despicable Me 2" in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout, or sing.

Cathedral of Commerce - The Skyscraper Museum
July 13, 2013 - New York

Learn why the Woolworth Building was described as “The Cathedral of Commerce”! Though built as an office building, the Woolworth tower used the architectural vocabulary of medieval cathedrals. After an introduction to Gothic-style architecture and a quick tour of the exhibition “Woolworth Building @ 100”, kids will be able to compare and contrast style, ornament, and structural methods of Gothic architecture with the Woolworth Building. Ages 6-12. All workshops are located at The Skyscraper Museum at 39 Battery Place. Registration is requested by Friday at 5 PM. To sign up for the Family Program newsletter, or for more information, email education[at]skyscraper[dot]org or call 212-945-6324. *Cost is $5 per child; members free.

Creative Art Making: Wearable Art - Brooklyn Museum
July 13, 2013 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn-based artist and designer ArinMaya, of ArinMayaMade, leads a two-hour workshop inspired by our current exhibition Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui. Working with re-purposed bottle caps, participants will make unique wearable art or unisex accessories to take home or give to someone special. A custom soundscape accompanies the workshop.

Concerts in the Parks - New York Philharmonic
July 13, 2013 -

Westside entrances: West 81st or 86th Streets at Central Park West. Eastside entrances: East 79th or 85th Streets at Fifth Avenue

Jamaica Drum Jam presents Unleash Your Groove - Queens Central Library
July 13, 2013 - Jamaica

Mike Veny is a drum circle aficionado known for his high energy grooves and ferocious backbeat. Participants will be given basic instruction and will play in a drum circle. Instruments and light refreshments will be provided.

ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival: A Celebration of Female Choreographers - Summit Rock in Central Park
July 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

ChEckiT!Dance presents the third annual ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival: A Celebration of Female Choreographers, an eco-friendly evening of dance celebrating female choreographers, on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 5pm at Summit Rock in Central Park, 83rd Street and Central Park West, NYC. Admission is free. For more information visit checkitdance.com or email [email protected] The evening will include works from more than 10 female choreographers, at various stages in their careers, from across the United States and abroad. Featured artists include: Stacy A. Donovan/ Improbable Stage Company Brittany Grimm/ Brittany Grimm Dance Quincie Hydock Melissa Jackson/ Innovate Dance Company Lauren Lasorda Lieneke Mous/ Lieneke Mous & Co. Laura Neese/ Kitchen Sink Collective Joya Powell/ Movement of the People Dance Company Erin Pride/ EDP Dance Project Ellenore Scott/ ELSCO Jessica Sector Olivia Wingerath/ Long and Short of It Movement Theatre Allison Brzezinski/ChEckiT!Dance Ashley Sleeth ? work to be shown via video in e-program only The ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival is both a family and eco friendly event. ChEckiT!Dance welcomes dance enthusiasts of all ages to unroll a blanket at Summit Rock, in Central Park, sit back, have a snack and enjoy the show! Patrons are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy dessert compliments of the ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival. Similarly, ChEckiT!Dance has committed to an eco-friendly evening of art and, as such, will not be printing traditional programs. Instead, e-programs will be available for patrons via smartphone. Don't miss this exciting evening of new choreography in Central Park.

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

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 13, 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".

Spence-Chapin 2013 Family Day in the Park - Spence-Chapin Services
July 13, 2013 - Upper East Side

Join Spence-Chapin and the African-American Parents Advisory Committee (AAPAC) at this annual gathering for all families touched by adoption. It's an opportunity to reconnect with other adoptive families (domestic and international), adoptees, birth parents, travel groups, interim care providers and Spence-Chapin staff. Don't miss out. To receive an invitation for this and other Spence-Chapin events, send an email to [email protected]

DIY DAYS - Museum of Chinese in America
July 13, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

For kids and teens who love fashion or simply making things themselves, participants will get an up-close look at selected garments and accessories featured in the museum's Shanghai Glamour and Front Row exhibitions and then use their experiences as inspiration for their own original accessories. At the end of the workshop, each participant's work will be photographed and included in a DIY DAY online look book.

Tropical Oasis Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
July 13, 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.

Childbirth Classes (One-Day Program) - Hudson Valley Hospital Center - Wagner Conference Room
July 13, 2013 - Cortlandt Manor

Class runs from 9am-5pm. To register, please call 914-734-3896 or register online at hvhc.org/events.

Kids Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
July 13, 2013 - New York

Enjoy a 75-minute cruise to the Statue of Liberty with a kid-friendly, interactive live tour guide and band on board. With the Disney crew & Spider-man.

Book Signing & Free Children's Event - Pottery Barn Kids
July 13, 2013 - Upper East Side

Pottery Barn Kids Upper East Side hosts a book signing of "socialsklz:-) for Success: How to Give Your Children the Tools to Thrive in the Modern World" with author Faye de Muyshondt and a free workshop for children ages 5 to 12.

Stryper w/Mike Tramp, White Lion, Opening - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
July 13, 2013 - New York

Stryper is one of the top Christian rock bands of all time. Comprised of the original line-up of Michael Sweet (vocals/guitar), Oz Fox (guitar), Tim Gaines (bass), and Robert Sweet (drums), Stryper has been rocking since 1984, and is responsible for such '80s metal classic albums as SOLDIERS UNDER COMMAND, TO HELL WITH THE DEVIL, IN GOD WE TRUST and such MTV hit singles/videos as "Calling on You," "Free," and "Honestly." After a sabbatical for much of the 1990's, Stryper returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the band has sold upwards of 8 million records worldwide and is a Dove Award-winner and Grammy nominee. Stryper is the first band to have two songs in MTV's Top 10 simultaneously. Mike Tramp, lead singer of White Lion, opens.

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.

Music in the Garden: Yowana Sari Gamelan Orchestra - Queens Botanical Garden
July 13, 2013 - Flushing

Pack a picnic snack to enjoy outdoors on the Oak Allee and be transported to Bali with the beautiful sounds of the Yowana Sari Gamelan Orchestra.

Come Out and Play Field Day - Governors Island
July 13, 2013 - Governors Island

Every summer at the Come Out & Play Festival (COAP), thousands of people play original games in public spaces across New York. This year's festival will feature Come Out & Play After Dark night games at South Street Seaport, and Field Day and Family Day on Governors Island. The 2013 Come Out & Play Festival kicks off with Come Out & Play After Dark, an evening of night games on Friday, July 12 at South Street Seaport. After Dark transforms the area around South Street Seaport into a big playground through a mixture of projections, installation games and street games. The evening will include everything from big games of zombie tag down alleyways to Field Frogger, a real-world version of the arcade classic. On Saturday, July 13, Come Out & Play will take over the Governors Island Parade Grounds for a day full of original Field and Family Games. Now in its third year, Field Day showcases original field games, sports and social games. Some games make use of new technology like smartphones, and some rely on old-fashioned tech like rubber balls. But each game offers new ways to play and have fun. Games that will be played at this year's Come Out and Play Festival include: Adventure Squad versus the Sky Pirates, Crossfire and Kung Fu Flamingoes. A descriptive list of games can be found below. Family Day offers games designed specifically for families and children. Brought to the festival by ESI Design, Family Day features an immersive, interactive time travel environment that leads to games set in a variety of time periods, from the dawn of the universe to the distant future. In addition to playing original games, families will encounter wacky time travel agents, discover chronological paradoxes and help prevent threats to the space-time-continuum. Games include Spaghetti Standoff, Super Bacon Grab 2, and Battle of the Cardboard Clads. A complete list of Family Day games online at comeoutandplay.org. The Come Out & Play Festival is free to attend. More information about the festival can be found at comeoutandplay.org. Come Out & Play Festival is presented by the Lower Manhattan Community Council as part of the River To River Festival 2013. The annual River To River Festival is produced by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in partnership with Founding Partners Arts Brookfield, Battery Park City Authority and South Street Seaport. This festival is made possible with support from the Alliance for Downtown New York, American Express, The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, HUD, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Westfield World Trade Center and in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, as well as other underwriters. rivertorivernyc.com.

Complicite: Shun Kin - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through July 13, 2013 - New York

Director Simon McBurney and Complicite, with the Setagaya Public Theatre, perform a mesmerizing work of theater inspired by the provocative writings of Jun'ichiro Tanizaki. The tale elegantly reconstructs a love story between a blind musician and her servant lover in 19th-century Japan. An extraordinary theatrical performance that beautifully animates the deeper aspects of love and all of its intricacies.

Jay And The Americans - Theatre Three
July 13, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Back by popular demand! Jay And the Americans are one of the best rock n roll vocal groups from the 1960s and 1970s! Twelve Top 10 hit songs; "This Magic Moment", "Cara Mia", "Only In America" and "Come A Little Bit Closer". The group features 3 original members Sandy Deanne, Howie Kane, Marty Sanders, the magnificent voice of Jay Reinecke as well as the wonderful USA Band.

Lorrie Morgan - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre Esienhower Park
July 13, 2013 - East Meadow

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano presents in association with Brian Rosenberg presents a Free All Ages Country Music Concert. Country Music Legend LORRIE MORGAN special guests Long Islands Best country band , JOE BAYER BAND. Lorrie made her mark with what have now become timeless country standards, 25 hits including “Five Minutes,” “Something In Red,” “Watch Me” and “What Part Of No” to establish her place as a bright and shining country star—a modern woman making country music history. the songstress has sold over six million records and a trophy room adorned with reminders of gold and platinum successes (including fourteen top ten hits, twelve recorded albums and four Female Vocalist of the Year awards). Her duet partners have included the likes of Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Andy Williams and The Beach Boys. She’s performed on Broadway, The White House for 3 different Presidents and abroad. In 1984, she became the youngest singer ever to join the Grand Ole Opry. Don't miss this fantastic free concert!

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

Steve Kazee - 54 Below
Through July 13, 2013 - New York

The 2012 Tony Award winner for his performance as Guy in Once returns to 54 Below to share his original songs with New York audiences! Joined by his band, The Shiny Liars, this alt-country evening reflects Steve's southern upbringing. Inspired by artists such as Damien Jurado, Night Beds, Wilco, and others, a few of which Kazee will cover in the show, these special evenings showcase the tunes planned for his debut album, which he'll be recording this summer! In addition to winning the 2013 Grammy for Musical Theater Album for Once, Broadway has embraced Steve in roles including Sir Lancelot in Monty Python's Spamalot, Starbuck, opposite Audra McDonald, in Roundabout's 110 in the Shade, To Be or Not to Be at MTC, and Edward Albee's Seascape. No performance July 9.

Kids Dance! - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
July 13, 2013 -

Kids get to take a spin on the dance floor when Dancing Classrooms' Rodney Lopez, seen in the documentary Mad Hot Ballroom, gives aspiring young dancers an engaging intro to ballroom dance. In just an hour and a half, dancers ages 6-10 will learn the basics of swing, merengue, tango, and a touch of Lopez's passion, salsa.

Harlem Renaissance Orchestra: Tribute to Illinois Jaquet featuring the 5th Annual Ambassador Prize Dance Contest - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
July 13, 2013 -

The traditional Midsummer Night Swing finale, these guardians of Harlem's musical traditions, HRO turns to the music of Basie, Ellington, Lionel Hampton, and of course Illinois Jacquet. The evening's festivities include the awarding of the Ambassador Prize, an honor bearing the nickname Frankie Manning, one of lindy hop's best dancers and master teachers.

Major League Baseball T-Mobile All-Star FanFest - The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York
July 13, 2013 - Midtown

MLB All-Star FanFest will transform the Javits Center into the largest interactive baseball theme park in the world, providing an extraordinary experience for fans of all ages. Visitors will experience attractions including exhibits from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, batting cages, clinics, free autograph sessions with former Mets, MLB legends, and Hall of Famers, memorabilia, and more. All attractions are included with the price of admission.

Country Music Concert- Lorrie Morgan / Joe Bayer - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
July 13, 2013 - East Meadow

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano presents in association with Brian Rosenberg, a Country Music Concert. Country music legend Lorrie Morgan with special guests, Long Island's Best country band, Joe Bayer Band. Lorrie made her mark with what have now become timeless country standards, 25 hits including “Five Minutes,” “Something In Red,” “Watch Me” and “What Part Of No” to establish her place as a bright and shining country star—a modern woman making country music history. The songstress has sold over six million records and a trophy room adorned with reminders of gold and platinum successes (including fourteen top ten hits, twelve recorded albums and four Female Vocalist of the Year awards). Her duet partners have included the likes of Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Andy Williams and The Beach Boys. She’s performed on Broadway, The White House for 3 different Presidents and abroad. In 1984, she became the youngest singer ever to join the Grand Ole Opry. Don't miss this fantastic free concert. All ages admitted. Bring a blanket or a folding chair.

Kids Create! - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
July 13, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Kids will enjoy creating arts and crafts in beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park.

'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.

LivingSocial's Backyard Festival - Randalls Island
July 13, 2013 - New York

Aerosmith, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Yeasayer and more. Featuring food from Blue Smoke, Box Frites, El Verano Taqueria and more. Choose from 150 craft beers, a special wine area featuring producers from around the country, Hangout Zone with hammocks and bean bags, Cool Down Zone with misting machines and giant fans, on-site graffiti artists, loads of backyard games, including corn hole, horseshoes, ladder ball, and tons more -- all taking place in New York City's real backyard... Randall's Island.

The Good Life Saturdays with Dalton - Highline Ballroom
July 13, 2013 - New York

Each and Every Saturday at Highline Ballroom. 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. Music by: Ross One spinning Top 40, House, Open Format, Hip Hop, etc. After much planning and preparation, it is finally ready! The newly renovated HLB Nightclub (formerly Highline Ballroom) 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

Mindless Behavior - Beacon Theatre
July 13, 2013 - New York

The All Around The World Tour with special guests OMG GIrlz and Coco Jones.

'The Ugly Duckling' - Metropolitan Playhouse
July 13, 2013 - East Village

This is the story of "The Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christian Andersen told with music, dance, and a bit of puppetry. Professional child dancers make up part of the cast. Pointe dancing, colorful costumes, and a story of transformation in an award winning, air conditioned, theater. Not suitable for kids younger than 5.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
July 13, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Storytime - Barnes and Noble Bookstore - Utopia Center
July 13, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

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

Gyotaku - Staten Island Zoo
July 13, 2013 - Staten Island

Learn how to make traditional Japanese fish printing (Gyotaku) and learn about the fish in our local waters. Participants take home an printing that they made.

Crafts For Kids- Lakeshore - Lakeshore Learning Store
July 13, 2013 - New Hyde Park

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

DOTTY DOT! - The Secret Theatre
July 13, 2013 - Long Island City

This musical delight, depicts a day in the life of a very bossy little girl and her gang of quirky friends as they adventure to put on a play (which Dotty will OBVIOUSLY direct)! Filled with memorable songs, colorful characters and valuable lessons, this show can be enjoyed by children of all ages.

Saturday Crafts @ The Field Library - Field Library
July 13, 2013 - Peekskill

Simple, drop-in crafts for young artists (with a helping adult). No sign-up needed.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'Camp Nowhere' - Jacob Burns Film Center
July 13, 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.

Phragmites and Cattails - From Natural Science to Painting au Naturel - Teatown Lake Reservation
July 13, 2013 - Ossining

Join Strawtown Art & Garden Studio educators in a hands-on art workshop using two local water grasses - phragmites and cattails. By looking closely at their structures, discover how they are the same and different. Learn about their role in the life of the river as habitat for creatures, and then experience nature's artful design when you work with the stalks of the plants as painting tools. Drop in anytime between 10am and 1pm to create art!

All Star 5K Fun Run - Prospect Park
July 13, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

The All-Star 5K is a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy relief. It features a 5K (3.1 miles) and 1.5 mile fun run. Visit the website to learn how you can put together a team to raise money for this very local and worthy cause. Free t-shirts for all participants.

Family Art Project: My Green Heaven - Wave Hill
July 13, 2013 - Bronx

Roll down fragrant, emerald hillsides, marveling at the many tones of green. Explore a world of verdant hues in paint and collage. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until noon.

Meet the Author: Stephanie Evanovich - White Plains Public Library
July 13, 2013 - White Plains

First-time author Stephanie Evanovich talks about this summer's sizzling new beach read, "Big Girl Panties." Refreshments will be served.

Nature Communities Walk - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
July 13, 2013 - Glen Cove

Explore three different biotic communities with a Garvies Point Naturalist: woodland, meadow, and pond. Observe these diverse habitats that are home to many different types of plants, trees, birds, and wildlife. Fee includes program, museum, and film.

LivingSocial’s Backyard Festival - Randall’s Island
July 13, 2013 - New York

LivingSocial, the local marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in your city, today announced that Aerosmith, America’s greatest rock and roll band, will headline LivingSocial’s Backyard Festival on Randall’s Island in New York City on Saturday, July 13th. While Aerosmith, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Yeasayer, and other music stars rock the stage, the crowd will be living every foodie’s dream with a special culinary experience curated by Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events featuring Blue Smoke, El Verano Taquería, Box Frites, Union Square Burger, and selections from Creative Juice. Accompanying great food and great music, LivingSocial’s Backyard Festival, sponsored by Redd’s Apple Ale, will also feature a craft beer and wine tasting with more than 150 selections from the world’s leading brewers and wineries. And in the true spirit of backyard parties, there will be a playground for partygoers of all ages with an array of games, activities, and rides. “This is the summer backyard party to end all backyard parties,” said LivingSocial CEO Tim O’Shaughnessy. “When the weather gets hot, Americans have always gathered with friends in their yards to listen to great music, eat great food, share cold beers, and create lifelong memories. LivingSocial’s Backyard Festival will propel that beloved summer ritual to the next level with legendary bands, world-class cuisine, top-shelf wine and beer, and games for all ages.” Tickets for LivingSocial’s Backyard Festival are available exclusively through LivingSocial at http://www.livingsocial.com/backyardfestival. Tickets start at $89 with no additional costs for General Admission, which includes access to the festival grounds and three beer or wine tastings. General Admission Plus tickets are $129 to include nine beer/wine tastings, one tasting plate, and express check-in. Guests must be age 21+ to drink and enter the craft beer/wine tasting area. For festivalgoers seeking a more exclusive experience, VIP tickets, available for $299, offer access to the VIP section with complimentary food, open beer/wine bar, ferry tickets to/from Randall’s Island, and express check-in. At the highest level, a limited number of Ultra VIP Access tickets, for $999, offer all of the elements of the VIP package, plus an exclusive up-close viewing experience from the side of the stage. LivingSocial’s Backyard Festival is proud to partner with the Robin Hood Foundation in its efforts to fight poverty in New York City. Onsite donations will benefit hundreds of the best poverty-fighting programs throughout New York City. Learn more about Robin Hood’s groundbreaking work at http://www.robinhood.org/.

Dracula with The Philip Glass Ensemble/Kishi Bashi - Prospect Park Bandshell
July 13, 2013 - Brooklyn

Celebrate Brooklyn! brings back the 1931 Bela Lugosi classic Dracula, with Philip Glass's equally classic original score performed live by The Philip Glass Ensemble. Last attempted in 2005, the screening and performance were cut short by rolling thunder, lightning and torrents of rain worthy of Transylvania. This time around, there will be an opening set by the diabolically talented violinist and singer Kishi Bashi, a cohort of Regina Spektor and Of Montreal, "who's creating something haunting, beautiful and maybe a little off-kilter through the technology of looping" (NPR).

Storytime: Laura Numeroff Stories - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
July 13, 2013 - West Nyack

Children are invited to hear "If You Give a Cat a Cupcake" and other stories by Laura Numeroff. Afterward, kids can do a coloring craft to take home.

Breastfeeding - Nyack Hospital
July 13, 2013 - Nyack

This class prepares mom (and dad) for the first few days and weeks of breastfeeding. Topics include the benefits of breastfeeding, positioning, establishing a good milk supply, common problems, and returning to work. Registration is required.

INFECTED MUSHROOM LIVE @ Governors Island - Govenors Beach Club
July 13, 2013 - NEW YORK

RPM proudly presents... INFECTED MUSHROOM (LIVE) - GET TICKETS - http://www.clubtickets.com/us/2013-07/13/infected-mushroom-live-at-governors-island - Governors Beach Club - (Governors Island) - Doors open 4pm-12am - 18+ to enter / 21+ to drink - Ticket price includes facility fee & round-trip ferry - www.infected-mushroom.com - www.facebook.com/infectedmushroom

Pinkalicious the Musical - Summer Theatre Festival at Waveny Park
July 13, 2013 - New Canaan

When Pinkalicious eats one too many pink cupcakes, she catches a case of Pinkititis and turns pink from head to toe. It'll take the wisdom of her broccoli-eating little brother to help her get out of this predicament. Don't miss this charming production of this smash hit musical based on the popular book by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann. Best suited for cupcake lovers ages 3 and up. Dress in your favorite pink clothes when you come.

Next Stop: Story Car! - NY Transit Museum
July 13, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Fantastic Tunnels - NY Transit Museum
July 13, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Kids learn how tunnels are built, such as those that are currently being dug 160 feet beneath Grand Central Station. They will create and illustrate a book about what might be found within Manhattan's ancient bedrock.

Sculpture Workshop: Plaster Casting the Fantastic - Socrates Sculpture Park
July 13, 2013 - Long Island City

Join local artist Lars Fisk and explore innovative art mediums and a variety of subject matter. Participants use clay and plaster, make fantastical, whimsical objects from a mold that can be painted, decorated, carved, or made in multiples.

Come Out and Play Field Day and Family Day - Governors Island
July 13, 2013 - Governors Island

Field Day and Family Day events turn Governors Island into a giant playground for all. The entire family can try new games new takes on old favorites.

AFTER DARK ADVENTURES OUTDOOR MOVIES--Madagascar #3 - Shady Beach
July 13, 2013 - Norwalk

Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith), and Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) are still fighting to get home to the Central Park Zoo in New York City. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style. Other voices include Jessica Chastain, Bryan Cranston, Francis McDormand and Martin Short.

Warm Up 2013 - MoMA PS1
July 13, 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 MK / Hot Creations / Detroit, MI XXYYXX / Relief in Abstract / Orlando, FL Ryan Hemsworth / WeDidit / Halifax, Nova Scotia Bondax / Relentless / Lancaster, UK Gobby / UNO NYC / Boston, MA James K / RUM / New York, NY

Going Bat-Tea and Pajama Party - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
July 13, 2013 - Stamford

Dine like a nocturnal creature at a summer tea and pajama party while enjoying iced tea, 'mocktails,' and a chance to eat some real bugs. Tour the Bat exhibition, create some bat crafts, meet live nocturnal creatures, and dine on bat-inspired treats. Top it off with an evening planetarium show. Pajamas are encouraged, but not required. Space is limited. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required by calling 203-977-6521.

Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour - Prospect Park Imagination Playground
July 13, 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 13, 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.

Forgotten NY Tour: Flushing Meadows - Flusing Meadows Park
July 13, 2013 - Flushing

Join Forgotten NY's Kevin Walsh and Greater Astoria Historical Society's Rich Melnick on this 3hr tour exploring the remnants of two World's Fairs, 1939-1940 and 1965-1966, in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Tour sites including the place where Pope Paul VI preached, the remains of a swimming amphitheater, and a time capsule not to be opened till 6964. Tour starting location: Meet on boardwalk leading to Flushing Meadows Park just south of Willets Point station, #7 train.

Creepy Crawlies - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
July 13, 2013 - Broad Channel

The itsy bitsy spider is fun to learn about, and the insects are too. Hear all about creepy crawlies during this interactive family-friendly program which includes a short walk. Participants may want to bring water, sun, and insect protection.

Music in the Garden - Queens Botanical Garden
July 13, 2013 - Flushing

Pack a picnic snack to enjoy outdoors on the Oak Allee, and be transported to Bali with the beautiful sounds of the Yowana Sari Gamelan Orchestra.

Summer of the Stars: Sports - New York Hall of Science
July 13, 2013 - Flushing

Citi Field is hosting the MLB All-Star Game and families can show off their all-star skills through a series of hands-on games and sports-related activities. Staff will explore the innovation and design process and conduct special sports demos at 1 & 2 pm. Some activities are weather dependent.

Block Party - Brooklyn Children's Museum
July 13, 2013 - Crown Heights

Let your imagination soar to new heights while you explore a unique assortment of blocks to play with. Build an imaginary castle with foam blocks, map out a new neighborhood with wooded ones, or use cardboard blocks to create whimsical patterns.

Town Hall Green Walking Tours - Fairfield Museum and History Center
July 13, 2013 - Fairfield

Learn the fascinating colonial history of Fairfield, including the establishment of the town's original "four squares" in 1639 and the historic British invasion that took place in 1779. Learn about the "witch dunking experiment" at Edward's Pond, the legacy of the Sun Tavern and more. Pre-register by calling 203-259-1598.

TEEN MAKER-SPACE SPECIAL: SketchUp Workshop - Westport Library
July 13, 2013 - Westport

Learn more about SketchUp software and how to use it for 3D printing. Bring your own laptop. For middle school and up. Register online.

The George Gee Swing Orchestra - Kingsborough Community College
July 13, 2013 - Manhattan Beach

Try some swing dancing with the younguns. George Gee has led the house band at Swing 46 in Manhattan since its opening in 1997, and his orchestra as dazzled audiences from Beverly Hills to Tokyo.

Family Disco Party - The Moxie Spot
July 13, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Accessibility Day Resource Fair - Stepping Stones Museum
July 13, 2013 - Norwalk

Stepping Stones offers free admission for families of children with special needs. Enjoy the museum's engaging exhibits, mingle with other families and learn with your child in a safe, welcoming, ADA compliant environment. Local and statewide organizations and agencies that support families with special needs be onsite to answer questions. An Open Arms program.

Festive Fireworks Badge - Long Island Children's Museum
July 13, 2013 - Garden City

Fireworks produce sparks of many colors, especially red, orange, yellow, green, blue and even silver! We use fireworks to celebrate special occasions like the 4th of July. Join in and create your own fireworks ribbon badge. Use cupcake liners, colorful ribbons and stickers to decorate this fun celebration token.

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt for Harry Potter Fans - Metropolitan Museum of Art
July 13, 2013 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for Harry Potter fans ages 10 & up! Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in search of art that echoes characters, places and enchanted objects in the famed Harry Potter books and movies. Keep your trusty wand handy as you track down a powerful sorceress, a Snape-like potions master, Hagrid-like giants, and cloaked and masked figures as scary as any Death Eater or Dementor. The hunt is not an addition to or variation on Harry’s adventures, but instead references to the books will provide a surprising bridge to many strange and wonderful works of art. It’s a great way to discover—or rediscover—the Met. Kids must be accompanied by adults. Advance purchase is required via our website. Price includes museum admission. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
July 13, 2013 - New York

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.

Watson Adventures’ All Hands on Deck Scavenger Hunt at the Intrepid - Intrepid Museum
July 13, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum! Get a salty taste of adventure on the seven seas without leaving New York on a unique Watson Adventures scavenger hunt aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. From the “vulture’s row” above to the mess hall below decks, you’ll clamber through passageways, peer into cockpits and spy other sights most people get to see only by enlisting. You’ll search for answers to tricky and humorous questions while seeing film footage of the Intrepid in action, witnessing a kamikaze experience, focusing on the fo’c’s’le, espying the coolest spy plane, cracking a code in the Combat Information Center, and much more. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required via our website. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Bernard Hopkins vs. Karo Murat - Barclays Center
July 13, 2013 - Brooklyn

Continuing to break his own records, IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins will become the oldest fighter in history to make his initial title defense when he faces number one rated IBF light heavyweight contender Karo Murat.

MADCO performs MILLS/works - New York Live Arts
Through July 13, 2013 - New York

From July 11 to 13 at New York Live Arts, Modern American Dance Company (MADCO) from St. Louis, MO will perform "MADCO performs MILLS/works," an evening of dances choreographed by former company member Joseph Mills. Mills performed with MADCO from 1981-1987. Subsequently, he was a member of MOMIX and The Erick Hawkins Dance Company and has performed and choreographed independently since 1990. Since 2000, he has frequently returned to St. Louis to create works for MADCO. In this program, MADCO will offer three of his works, one being a world premiere, and an audience favorite danced by Mr. Mills that was choreographed by Alan Boeding. The four-part evening is a major step for Mr. Mills in New York. Though he has years of significant performance experience, most his choreography presented in New York has been limited to small group, duet and solo works, in small venues with less theatrical capability than is often possible outside NYC. This performance will be the largest presentation of his work since he relocated to New York in 2008. It will include movement, text, music and visual design. The end result will be a unique combination of abstract movement and evocative, thought provoking imagery.

MADCO performs MILLS/works - New York Live Arts
Through July 13, 2013 - New York

From July 11 to 13 at New York Live Arts, Modern American Dance Company (MADCO) from St. Louis, MO will perform "MADCO performs MILLS/works," an evening of dances choreographed by former company member Joseph Mills. Mills performed with MADCO from 1981-1987. Subsequently, he was a member of MOMIX and The Erick Hawkins Dance Company and has performed and choreographed independently since 1990. Since 2000, he has frequently returned to St. Louis to create works for MADCO. In this program, MADCO will offer three of his works, one being a world premiere, and an audience favorite danced by Mr. Mills that was choreographed by Alan Boeding. The four-part evening is a major step for Mr. Mills in New York. Though he has years of significant performance experience, most his choreography presented in New York has been limited to small group, duet and solo works, in small venues with less theatrical capability than is often possible outside NYC. This performance will be the largest presentation of his work since he relocated to New York in 2008. It will include movement, text, music and visual design. The end result will be a unique combination of abstract movement and evocative, thought provoking imagery.

Disney's Winnie the Pooh Kids - Gateway Playhouse
July 13, 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.

Jay And The Americans - Theatre Three
July 13, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Jay And the Americans are one of the best rock n roll vocal groups from the 1960s and 1970s. Twelve Top 10 hit songs; "This Magic Moment", "Cara Mia", "Only In America" and "Come A Little Bit Closer". The group features three original members Sandy Deanne, Howie Kane, Marty Sanders, the voice of Jay Reinecke as well as the wonderful USA Band.

Family Art Labs: Making Mountain Music - The Rubin Museum of Art
July 13, 2013 - Chelsea

Visit the shrine room to hear monks chanting and see ceremonial instruments. Listen to music from the region and play traditional Himalayan instruments. Make your own instrument from recycled, natural and found materials. Join a musical parade.

Carving Marvelous Mementos - Bard Graduate Center
July 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

Discover the art of woodworking demonstrated by a professional carpenter and make your own three-dimensional object inspired by one of the antique chairs, tables, and sculpture on view in the BGC Gallery. Reservations are strongly recommended. To Register: Online bgc.bard.edu By e-mail [email protected] By phone 212-501-3011

St. William The Abbott Family Festival - St. William the Abbott Church
July 13, 2013 - Seaford

Looking for a great way to spend a fun time with family and friends? Check out the Midway rides and games. Feeling more adventurous? There are Las Vegas games, plenty of entertainment, festival food and the popular 50/50 raffle.

I'm From Driftwood Rooftop BBQ Fundraiser - Casa de Costa Gallery Space
July 13, 2013 - New York

It's here, it's here! The I'm From Driftwood Host Committee invites you to the Third Annual Rooftop BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, July 13, from 4-8pm. Alcohol lovingly provided by: El Dorado Rum, Brooklyn Brewery, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Mouth-watering BBQ prepared by: Chef Andy Baraghani The growing list of raffle and silent auction item prizes: - 3rd Ward Classes; - Babeland; - Bonobos; - Cocky Boys; - Dirty Sugar Photography; - Penguin Publishing; - Uber; - Woodley & Bunny Salon; - Warby Parker; General Admission: $50 until July 1, $75 after. Silver Ticket: $100, gift bag included. VIP Ticket: $250, gift bag and acknowledgment at event included. Host Committee: Jason Costa; Ryan J. Davis; Eddie Doherty; Patrick J Hamilton; Victor G Jeffreys II; Henry America; Issa Luckett; Artyom Matusov; Josh McNey; Benjamin Solomon; Ari Ezra Waldman. "I'm From Driftwood" is an archive of first-person LGBTQ stories. The stories on IFD promote understanding, acceptance, empathy, and belonging, and send a simple yet powerful message to LGBTQ youth: You are not alone.

Twin Mom Talk - Parents R Talking
July 13, 2013 - Mineola

"Twin Mom Talk" is a support group for mothers, or soon-to-be mothers, of twins, triplets, or more. Talk centers around growth and development of multiples, as well as providing support through fellowship. Some of the subjects covered: getting your infants into a daily routine, sleep issues, children's temperaments, potty training, positive discipline, parent child separation, sibling separation, entering school and so much more! The office is located in a lovely pediatrics office. This is a place where you can get away, have a refreshment and talk to fellow mothers of multiples. Occasionally there is a special speaker or other presentation.

MidSummer Magic: Zeus� Garden-Dance - Nassau County Museum of Art
July 13, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

A dance performance to delight the whole family. With narration by actress Shirley Romaine, Dance Visions NY presents MidSummer Magic: Zeus� Garden. Dance Visions is a traveling troupe of professional dancers and musicians who collaborate with child dancers. Much of the work in MidSummer Magic is by the legendary dancer and choreographer, Isadora Duncan, who brought a new naturalism and a classic Greek aesthetic to dance in the early part of the 20th century. This program is presented with generous funding from the New York State Council on the Arts. Admission is $15 (members, $5) and includes museum admission. Weekends only there is a $2 parking fee (members, free). Register at nassaumuseum.org/events.

Fun with Magic Al - The Suffolk Theater
July 13, 2013 - Riverhead

The Magic-Al Show combines magic and comedy, and is a fun-filled performance for all ages. The show is geared towards families looking for an enjoyable and fanciful experience. Magic-Al combines audience participation with children as well as witty jokes for the adults. Be prepared to be amazed - and laugh a lot too.

An Afternoon with Sheri Miller - Mineola Public Library
July 13, 2013 - Mineola

Singer and songwriter, who accompanies herself on both guitar and piano, Sheri Miller will entertain you with her newly released song, I Could Love you Still, featuring Will Lee, Paul Shaffer and Steve Cropper. Enjoy the Beatles, Patsy Cline covers and many more familiar songs.

South Pacific - John W. Engeman Theater
July 13, 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 13, 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.

PINKALICIOUS - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
July 13, 2013 - Smithtown

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

The Pirates of Treasure Island - Vanderbilt Carriage House Theater
July 13, 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.

Hands-On History: Fishing with Frederick - King Manor Museum
July 13, 2013 - Jamaica

Rufus & Mary's youngest son Frederick loved to fish for pigs! Instead of fishing for pigs, fish in the magnectic fish pond, then create a fish craft to take home.

35th ANNUAL JONES BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT - Jones Beach State Park
July 13, 2013 - Wantagh

This tournament consists of a 6-player division on July 13 and a 4-player division on July 14. There is no rain date for this event. Registration begins on Saturday, June 1 and continues through 4pm Thursday, July 12, or until the roster is full. Players may only register for one team in either the 6-player division or 4-player division. Double registration will result in elimination of the second team. Registration will be conducted from 9am to 5pm weekdays, at the Long Island State Park Headquarters located in Babylon, Exit 37N off of the Southern State Parkway. Mail in registration can be sent to: Volleyball Tournament, Recreation Department, and P.O. Box 247, Babylon NY, 11702.

9th Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival - Pier 5 Uplands of Brooklyn Bridge Park
July 13, 2013 - Brooklyn

The culmination of the 9th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival programming, 2013 Final Day Events will include Family Day and Artist Performances: Family Day (12- 3 PM) is a good old fashioned, pop the sprinklers, speakers in the window, block party. Before we get busy on our last day, we take a moment for the little duns. Family Day is a time for parents, babies, teens and grandma to have some ‘momma’ approved fun while we teach the youth about what Hip-Hop is all about. Come enjoy kid-friendly music, demos, workshops and more from a whole host of local, community oriented organizations. Artist Performances (3- 8 PM) features performances by EPMD, Redman, Pusha T, Dizzy Wright, Soul Understate, and more TBA, along with upcoming local talent, expanded Vendor Marketplace and diverse performances. Misc BHF'13 info: Festival is ALL AGES and RAIN OR SHINE Tix on sale now at Eventbrite - bhf13finaldayevents.eventbrite.com/

Fundraiser for the Kawasaki Disease Foundation - Long Island Game Farm
July 13, 2013 - Manorville

This event has been cancelled. The park will be open for guests to see hundreds of animals, including an 18-foot giraffe, red kangaroos, kinkajous, cougars, Barbados sheep, peacocks, and the only lemurs born and bred on Long Island. Proceeds will go to the Kawasaki Disease Foundation to help fund research for a cure. The disease targets young children. From 1-3pm, a special Kawasaki Survivors Celebration will take place in the park's Woodland Gardens.

Breakfast with the Princess - The Castle at Westhampton
July 13, 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.

Medieval Science Week - Long Island Science Center
Through July 13, 2013 - Riverhead

Learn about the scientific technology, engineering capabilities, and scientific beliefs of the period. Participate in activities and crafts to take home.

Mommy & Me Music Class: Shake 'N Make Music - Safari Adventure
July 13, 2013 - Riverhead

A high-energy, fun filled music and movement program incorporating instruments, bean bags, bubbles, and more for little ones, ages 1 to 5 and their caregivers.

The Little Mermaid Jr. - CM Performing Arts Center
July 13, 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.

Second Annual One Million Dollar Duck Race - Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
July 13, 2013 - Center Moriches

The day features food, hayrides, bouncy rides, raffles, music, and a high-stakes duck race. Proceeds from the day benefit the camp which strives to help children and young adults ages 6-21 with both physical and developmental disabilities achieve equality, dignity, and maximum independence through a safe and quality program of camping, recreation, and education. Tickets may be purchased online at campduckrace.com.

Recovery Through the Arts – Play It Forward - Heckscher State Park
July 13, 2013 - East Islip

The Islip Arts Council will present the annual Free Concert at Heckscher State Park, East Islip, dedicated to friends, neighbors, and loved ones who are still putting their lives back together from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The Islip Arts Council, in partnership with the United Way of Long Island, will use the net proceeds from this event to help those individuals get through this life-changing event. This year, Long Island artists will perform a concert of American band music. The Atlantic Wind Symphony will present some classical music, Sousa Marches, and patriotic tunes and the Swingtime Big Band will present swing music from the 40's and 50's. Sponsors from the building industry will be joined by other corporate sponsors to provide this annual free event. Fireworks by Grucci will end the concert with a spectacular show.

ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival: A Celebration of Female Choreographers - Central Park: Summit Rock
July 13, 2013 - New York

ChEckiT!Dance presents the third annual ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival: A Celebration of Female Choreographers, an eco-friendly evening of dance celebrating female choreographers, on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 5pm at Summit Rock in Central Park, 83rd Street and Central Park West, NYC. Admission is free. For more information visit www.checkitdance.com or email [email protected] The evening will include works from more than 10 female choreographers, at various stages in their careers, from across the United States and abroad. Featured artists include: Stacy A. Donovan/ Improbable Stage Company; Brittany Grimm/ Brittany Grimm Dance ; Quincie Hydock; Melissa Jackson/ Innovate Dance Company; Lauren Lasorda; Lieneke Mous/ Lieneke Mous & Co.; Laura Neese/ Kitchen Sink Collective; Joya Powell/ Movement of the People Dance Company; Erin Pride/ EDP Dance Project; Ellenore Scott/ ELSCO; Jessica Sector; Olivia Wingerath/ Long and Short of It Movement Theatre; Allison Brzezinski/ChEckiT!Dance; Ashley Sleeth – work to be shown via video in e-program only. The ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival is both a family and eco friendly event. ChEckiT!Dance welcomes dance enthusiasts of all ages to unroll a blanket at Summit Rock, in Central Park, sit back, have a snack and enjoy the show! Patrons are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy dessert compliments of the ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival. Similarly, ChEckiT!Dance has committed to an eco-friendly evening of art and, as such, will not be printing traditional programs. Instead, e-programs will be available for patrons via smartphone. Don’t miss this exciting evening of new choreography in Central Park. ChEckiT!Dance is an all female modern dance company focusing on gender issues, female identity, objectification and the exploration of traditional gender roles. We seek to create a crack in the stereotypical infrastructure of female standards and archetypes. In doing this, we wish to bring awareness and gender equality while walking the line of dance, dance theater and performance art. Founded in 2010 by Allison Brzezinski and Christina D’Arrigo, ChEckiT!Dance has continued to push boundaries incorporating original text, music and props within our work. We have presented pieces throughout Manhattan and New Jersey in notable venues such as Dixon Place, STEPS, The Works Studio, Central Park, the Ailey Studios, FigmentNYC, The Kraft Center, Dance New Amsterdam, The Gershwin Hotel and more. We also produce the Annual ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival: A Celebration of Female Choreographers in Central Park, each July. For more information about ChEckiT!Dance and our past performances, please visit www.checkitdance.com.

Citizen Cope Acoustic Set - City Winery
July 13, 2013 - New York

Citizen Cope brings his acclaimed, distinctive music to City Winery in this special Summer Residency in July. Experience his work in an intimate setting as Cope runs through what promises to be an inspiring, remarkable acoustic set.

WCS Presents: Direcors' Weekend: Media Narrative - Culture Project
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

Ten directors create 15-minute pieces on the prompt of media narrative, presented together as part of a single evening, considering how our country’s history is written by the media, how media manipulates the personas of women in power, and what realistic or fantastic colossal shift could occur to change the media narrative. Series A: Saturday, July 13th at 4PM and Sunday, July 14th at 7PM. Featuring Sherri Eden Barber, Tracy Bersley, Lydia Fort, Madeline Sayet, and Lauren Whitehead. Series B: Saturday, July 13th at 8PM and Sunday, July 14th at 3PM. Featuring Jade King Carroll, Lee Sunday Evans, Jackson Gay, Bridget Leak, and Dina Vovsi. More info & tickets: wcs.cultureproject.org

TRU Producer Boot Camp - Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing - The Players Theatre
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 2013 TRU Producer Bootcamp: Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing on Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14, 2013 from 10am-6pm at The Players Theatre's Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, 3rd floor, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC. Details and application can be found at http://www.truonline.org/BootCampWeekend13.htm. Early bird registration ends July 3rd and is $210 ($175 for TRU members). After July 1st, registration is $260 ($225 for TRU members). This essential TRU Bootcamp for producers as well as self-producing artists offers training geared to those working at the reading and Equity Showcase level, and perfect for anyone planning to produce in upcoming festivals. This two-day course will cover everything from production timeline and budgeting to raising money and marketing. Industry experts from various fields will be on hand for step-by-step guidance, offered in accessible modules. "So many people jumping into the murky waters of producing really need help navigating. TRU has identified the basic teachable skills to help them manage both their productions and their expectations, as well as save them a lot of time, effort and money," says TRU executive director Bob Ost. "I can't tell you how many early-career producers have told me they wish they'd found TRU before attempting that first showcase." The 2013 TRU Bootcamp faculty includes producers Patrick Blake, Jeremy Handelman, Patricia Klausner, John Lant and Ken Waissman, casting director Jamibeth Margolis, managing producer Emileena Pedigo, marketing expert/producer/entrepreneur Joanne Zippel, general manager/producer Michael Roderick, lawyers Erach Screwvala, Esq. and Lisaroxanne Walters, Esq. and financial advisor Bailie Slevin. In addition, inspirational keynote addresses will be given by prominent Broadway producers. For the schedule of presentations, visit http://www.truonline.org/BootCampWeekend13.htm. Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is a twenty-one year old 501c3 nonprofit organization created to help producers produce, emerging theater companies to emerge healthily and all theater professionals to understand and navigate the business of theater. Membership includes self-producing artists as well as career producers and theater companies. TRU publishes an email community newsletter of services, goods and productions; presents the TRU VOICES Annual New Play Reading Series and Annual New Musicals Reading Series, two new works series in which TRU underwrites developmental readings to nurture new shows as well as new producers for theater; TRU offers a Producer Development & Mentorship Program whose mentors are among the most prominent producers and general managers in New York Theater, and also presents Producer Boot Camp workshops to help aspirants develop the business skills they need. TRU serves writers through a Writer-Producer Speed Date, a Practical Playwriting Workshop and a Director-Writer Communications Lab; programs for actors include an Annual Combined Audition and quarterly Resource Nights and "Speed Dating" as well as free monthly actor workshops, in partnership with Weist-Barron Studios. Built in 1907 and converted into a theatre in the late 1940s, the Players Theatre, host of the monthly TRU panels, has been a jewel in the midst of beautiful Greenwich Village, serving as a magnet for performing artists and their audiences. The mainstage theatre has been home to such long run productions as An Evening with Quentin Crisp, Psycho Beach Party and Ruthless starring an 8 year old Brittany Spears, Natalie Portman and Legally Blonde the Musical's Laura Bell Bundy. The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, a 60-seat loft space on the 3rd floor offers an intimate home for TRU's panels, as well as a range of new works. For more information, please visit www.theplayerstheatre.com. Programs of Theater Resources Unlimited are supported in part by public funds awarded through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, 9th district Council Member Inez Dickens and Council Member Christine Quinn; The Montage Foundation, as well as generous support from the Friar's National Foundation Association. For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org or call (212) 714-7628.

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).

TSAW City Tour 2013 With Actress Tasha Smith - Roy Arias Studios & Theaters
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

This is a 2-day workshop that includes scene study, monologue development and various exercises. Discover your character with Tasha Smith!

French Restaurant Week - Various locations
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

Restaurants across New York will offer a special promotion in the price $17.89 to honor the French Revolution. The event forms part of Bastille Week. Initial participating restaurants include Amelie Wine Bar, AOC, PicNic Market & Cafe, Le Bistro D'a Cote, Maison Harlem, Gaby Restaurant at Sofitel Hotel, Bar Tabac, Le Singe Vert, Cercle Rouge, Cafe Noir, Jules Bistro, Bistro Vendome, Tree Bistro, among others. This year selected restaurants will offer a tasting dinner with La Demoiselle champagne for $178.90.

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).

Theatre de l'Atelier: Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

John Malkovich steps into the role of director with his modern interpretation of this famous story by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. A pair of restless and amoral aristocrats forms an alliance turning seduction into a game; one they play with wit and style, and diabolically well. This updated script by Christopher Hampton deftly translates the original source material into the world of today. Performed in French with English supertitles.

Lera Auerbach's The Blind - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

Immerse yourself into The Blind, an a cappella opera by Lera Auerbach and directed by John La Bouchardiere. A new dimension of opera that tells the story of twelve nameless characters stranded on a desert island waiting for a rescue that never arrives. The libretto is loosely based on the play Les aveugles, by Maurice Maeterlinck. Please note: Audience members will be blindfolded for the duration of the performance.

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..."

Tour Guide Talk - Concorde, Plane of the Future? - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through July 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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?

Ben Allison Group - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

Ben Allison, bass; Ted Nash, saxophones; Pete Bernstein, guitar; Matt Wilson, drums.

LIC Flea & Food - LIC Flea & Food
Through July 14, 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.

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.

T-Mobile All-Star FanFest - Javits Center
Through July 16, 2013 - New York

The worlds largest interactive baseball theme park providing a five-day unrivaled experience for families and fans.

Up, Close & Personal with Matthew Morrison - 54 Below
Through July 17, 2013 - New York

Matt's back! Following his recent, totally sold out engagement at 54 Below, which was acclaimed by the New York Post as "effortlessly charming," Emmy, Tony and two-time Golden Globe-nominated star Matthew Morrison returns to 54 Below to play six performances, including a special matinee on July 14. Best known for his performances in Broadway hits Hairspray, South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza, or for his role as Mr. Schuester on the hit television show GLEE, Matthew celebrates the release of his brand new studio album, Where It All Began, at 54 Below! Featured are classic standards, many of which were first made famous in Broadway musicals. To create the twelve songs featured on this exciting new album, Morrison turned to legendary producer Phil Ramone (who produced the likes of Frank Sinatra & Tony Bennett, among MANY others), and Grammy Award-winning producer Gregg Field. The collection marks the first release from 222 Records, the newly formed label from Adam Levine.

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.

NYTB Summer Intensive for Children - New York Theatre Ballet
Through July 19, 2013 - New York

New York Theatre Ballet presents a Summer Intensive for ages 9-12 from July 8-19, 2013 at The New York Theatre Ballet studios 30 East 31st Street, 5th Floor, NYC. Tuition is $1200 and admission is by audition or invitation only. To schedule an audition, email [email protected] The registration deadline is June 28, 2013. Summer Intensive students will study ballet, modern dance, theater dance, choreography, and costume creation, and take field trips to museums, Lincoln Center, and other places of interest. Tuition includes admission fees and camp tee-shirts for trips.

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.

Japan Cuts: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema - Japan Society
Through July 21, 2013 - New York

"North America's premiere showcase for Japanese film" (Firefox News), JAPAN CUTS: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema is back! In its seventh season, with 10 days of screenings and over 20 titles, JAPAN CUTS 2013 presents the roughest, sharpest, and smoothest of today's cutting-edge Japanese film scene, encompassing bigger-than-life blockbusters, high-concept art house titles, moving and provoking documentaries, delirious rom-coms, refined melodramas and a handful of UFOs—unidentified film objects. Taking place from July 11 to 21, JAPAN CUTS 2013 again dovetails with the New York Asian Film Festival (in its 12th edition, June 28-July 15), which co-presents 12 films from July 11-14. From the deep to the deeply depraved, the fantastic to the fetishistic, the outstanding to the outrageous, JAPAN CUTS 2013 selections have the typical blend of unbending artistry and rebellious eccentricity, that has made the brand of the festival. Hard, rough, sharp, smooth and soft-edged: such is today's film scene from Japan. Highlights include the smash-hit samurai blockbuster Rurouni Kenshin; Toshiaki Toyoda's bloody, trippy, return-to-roots gangster thriller I'M FLASH!; the star-studded road drama Dearest, a formidable shrine to film legend Ken Takakura; Yuichi Fukuda's off-the-wall pervy twist to the superhero genre, Hentai Kamen: The Forbidden Superhero; the dark, controversial sex-thriller A Woman and War in the vein of the late Koji Wakamatsu's best films; Satoshi Miki's mind-warping, bizarre, Spike Jonze-esque It's Me It's Me (featuring popstar Kazuya Kamenashi of KAT-TUN); Eiki Takahashi's absorbing glimpse into the glitzy world of Japanese pop music, DOCUMENTARY OF AKB48 No flower without rain; the North American premiere of Sion Sono's 20-years-in-the-making underground science-fiction/gangster film Bad Film; the winner of the 36th Japan Academy Prize for Best Picture and Best Director, The Kirishima Thing; plus the new film from the wildly prolific auteur Takashi Miike, the psycho killer-teacher horror film Lesson of the Evil, a return to the director's signature gonzo schlockmeister approach. Please note: Japan Society's box office will be closed on Sunday, June 30, & Thursday, July 4–Sunday, July 7.

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.

'Sleepover,' an original musical - TADA! Youth Theater
Through August 03, 2013 - Chelsea

Pajamas and pillows, songs and snacks, plus a few cute delivery boys? It's a party but it can't start without you.

Maria Joao Salema: Tomorrow, And Tomorrow, And Tomorrow - Rooster Gallery
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

Maria Joao Salema (b.1974, Mozambique) presents her latest paintings on canvas and drafting film, along with a video from a series that was first presented at the Artists Meeting event at Postmasters Gallery in 2011, "Being and Event."

Pilobolus - Joyce Theater
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

Pilobolus presents two new and exciting works for the upcoming season. The first premiere is a collaboration with music video director and choreographer Trish Sie, whose most recent work with Pilobolus, Skyscrapers -- a quick-change color tango -- was one of last summer's hits. The second premiere promises further frontiers as the company collaborates with masters in the field of illusion. The season also features many favorite works from the company's more than forty years of inventive repertory.

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.

Art Adventures: Mix it Up! - Katonah Museum of Art
Through August 08, 2013 - Katonah

This summer, the Katonah Museum of Art's fun-filled art workshops are devoted to the art of collage. Each class explores collage through a different theme and material - get ready to mix and match, combine the unexpected, and creatively reconstruct images. Pre-paid registration required. Students ages 6-12. Discounts provided for multiple workshops or siblings. Please bring lunch. July 11: Mix it up with FACES – create unique portraits that will be displayed in the fall exhibition, "Face to Face: Community Portraits." July 18: Mix it up with PAINT – Paint, deconstruct, layer, and rework materials as part of this messy day of paint and collage combined. July 25: Mix it up with FOUND OBJECTS – Construct a 3-D assemblage using found objects and collected materials. August 1: Mix it up with FANTASY – Combine fragments of found images such as maps, old books, and postcards to create your own fantastical world. August 8: Mix it up with WORDS – Mix images and words with guest poet Pam Hart.

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.

Pelham Art Center’s Faculty and Student Showcase - Pelham Art Center
Through August 09, 2013 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center is pleased to present its highly popular Faculty and Student Showcase. This annual exhibition features both two and three dimensional work in a variety of mediums by the Art Center’s distinguished teachers and enthusiastic students. Exhibited work ranges from charcoal to oils, black and white photographs to digital prints, and mixed media to ceramics. The Faculty and Student Showcase provides a great opportunity to view and collect original work from emerging and established artists. Since its founding in 1970, the Pelham Art Center faculty has grown as the Art Center has increased its course offerings to embrace new media while continuing to provide instruction in traditional techniques. From beginners to accomplished artists, students of all ages who want to explore their creative potential have flourished by working with Pelham Art Center’s teaching artists. More than 1,300 students, from three to ninety-plus years old, attended over 100 visual art classes and workshops offered at the Art Center this past year. These classes are taught by more than thirty art educators, many of whom are participating in this exhibition alongside their students. This free exhibition is on view from July 12 through August 9, 2013. The Opening Reception will take place on Friday, July 12, 6:30-8:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. During the opening, visitors and prospective students of all ages may participate in a free all-age art workshop held in the studios. In addition, the public is invited to meet the teaching artists to discuss course offerings and their work.

PAC Faculty and Student Showcase - Pelham Art Center
Through August 09, 2013 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center's distinguished faculty and enthusiastic students present their new artwork in this popular annual show. Works of various media and subject matter will be on display. July 12 through August 8, Tuesdays-Fridays from 10am-5pm; Saturdays from 10am-4pm.

Goddess Clap Back: Hip-Hop Feminism in Art - CUE Art Foundation
Through August 10, 2013 - New York

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

HEAD - BOSI Contemporary
Through August 11, 2013 - New York

BOSI Contemporary is pleased to announce HEAD, curated by Robert Curcio and D. Dominick Lombardi, a summer time exhibition to fill your head with thoughts and images of sex, industry, religion, soul, “reality”, fantasy and uneasiness. HEAD is an exploration of a physical object, a locus of the personal, contemporary open-ended concepts and concerns. As a result, the wide-ranging and diverse depictions of head in this exhibition present a more universal message.

'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.

Sensory Summer Camp for Preschoolers - Watch Me Grow NYC
Through August 13, 2013 - Manhattan

Shirael Pollack, MSPT, is the owner and director of Watch Me Grow, a pediatric therapy center and children's sensory gym located on Manhattan's Upper West Side and Murray Hill in New York City. She will be offering a sensory summer camp program for preschoolers (ages 3-5) which caters to the needs of young children with delays and autistic children. The six-week summer program will be held at Watch Me Grow's East Side location (361 E. 19th St.) from July 8-Aug. 18, 2013, and will focus on socialization, language, and motor skill development by using sensorimotor activities that encourage thinking, laughing and learning within their 4,000 square foot sensory gym. The camp group will also partake in local community outings. The program will be led by licensed Occupational Therapist Melissa Frey who has over a decade of clinical experience. Each child will be screened beforehand and placed in smaller groups based on their developmental level. For shy preschoolers who needs to improve their social skills (e.g. a child who doesn't have a playdate), this camp provides an environment where kids can form friendships through fun activities with other children in small groups. Parental Education: At Watch Me Grow, advocacy and education are key components of the program. While at most child day camps, parents pick up and drop off their kids. Shirael and her team assess individual child needs and identify how to help improve children’s focuses on socialization, language, and motor development through sensorimotor activities. Shirael then provides comprehensive evaluations and suggestions for parents on how they can help their children at home. Register by March 15, 2013 and receive $150 discount. Want to save more? Ask about the referral program for deeper discounts.

Straphangers' Hangout - New York Transit Museum
Through August 13, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

The New York Transit Museum announced the first session of "Straphangers' Hangout," a new weekly program for 3-5 year-olds with special needs. Through stories, movement, and art making, Straphangers' Hangout will create a fun and welcoming environment for the museum's youngest special needs visitors. Different books, songs and art projects will be offered each week, along with opportunities to explore interactive, kid-friendly exhibits about electricity, subways and buses in New York City. Participants will also have the chance to experience the vintage subway car collection on the museum's platform level. Caregivers participate along with their children and are an integral part of the program. Nancy Schwartz, the museum's special needs educator, will lead the activities, creating a comfortable space for special needs families to explore the world of public transit and have a blast at the same time. Each session costs $10 and participants can sign up for as many or as few as they like. The program runs weekly from July 9 through Aug. 13. Straphangers' Hangout is all about embracing special needs families in a cultural environment where they feel welcome.

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.

Dance, Art, Yoga, Music Classes - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through August 14, 2013 - Lido Beach

Summer classes at TAPA! Dance, Yoga, Art, Music. Each class meets once a week for a 6-week period. Explore the arts after camp/summer school.

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.

106.7 Lite FM Presents Broadway in Bryant Park - Bryant Park
Through August 15, 2013 - Midtown

Welcome back Broadway in Bryant Park presented by 106.7 Lite FM, Broadway and Off-Broadway lunchtime performances free of charge. This year's lineup of the "Broadway in Bryant Park" series presented by 106.7 Lite FM is comprised of the most critically acclaimed and popular shows in theater, making it the strongest lineup yet. The on- and off- Broadway lunch hour performances will hosted by 106.7 Lite FM's fan favorite on-air personalities Delilah, Helen Little, Rich Kaminski and even co-hosted by Broadway stars, such as the cast of Tony Award-Winning Best Play "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." The performances will run every Thursday, starting Thursday July 11 at 12:30pm through Thursday, Aug. 15 on the Bryant Park Stage. The event is open to the public and absolutely free. The line-up includes talent from several Tony nominated shows and some past winners such as "Pippin", "Kinky Boots", "Once", "Motown: The Musical", "Annie", and "Wicked."

Diane Arbus / Lisette Model: Great Photographs of the 20th Century - Hasted Kraeutler
Through August 16, 2013 - New York

The annual Great Photographs of the 20th Century exhibition offers an opportunity for collectors and the public to view important, rare, vintage photographs that would usually be restricted to a museum setting.

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.

Peripheral Rose - Longhouse Projects
Through August 16, 2013 - New York

A group exhibition comprised of works by Jessica Dickinson, Nathan Dilworth, and Max Warsh.

Futo Akiyoshi - A Faithful Antinomy - Longhouse Projects
Through August 16, 2013 - New York

Berlin-based Japanese artist Akiyoshi's first solo exhibition with the gallery.

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.

The Art of Eric Fowler - Society of Illustrators
Through August 17, 2013 - New York

Eric Fowler has been documenting the everyday world around us through his paintings for well over a quarter of a century. His work has been compared to that of American painter Edward Hopper. While Hopper is considered a realist, Fowler is better described as an expressionist, as his work is an expression of inner experience rather than solely realist portrayal, as he seeks to depict not objective reality but the subjective emotions and responses that objects and events arouse in him.

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.

Summer Program at the HSBC Children's Garden at QBG - Queens Botanical Garden
Through August 22, 2013 - Flushing

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers children in our diverse metropolitan area a rare opportunity to learn about science and nature through practical, hands-on experiences in an outdoor environment. When summer arrives, the fun and learning heat up, as children make salads from their spring vegetable plantings, bake cookies in a solar oven, learn about climate and environment, raise and release butterflies, plant delicious summer vegetables, conduct scavenger hunts, build planters and terrariums and lots more! Ages 5 through 12. Summer I – Mondays & Wednesdays, July 8-August 21, 9am to 4pm. 7 weeks: July 8 – August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members. July only: July 8-July 31: $441 QBG members / $490 non-members. August only: August 5-21: $378 QBG members / $420 non-members. Summer II – Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 9-August 22, 9am to 4pm. 7 weeks: July 9-August 22: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members. July only: July 9-August 1: $441 QBG members / $490 non-members. August only: August 6-22: $378 QBG members / $420 non-members. OR -- create your own schedule! Contact us about other flexible options. [email protected] or call 718-886-3800 ext. 237

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.

Summer Discovery Tuesdays - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through August 27, 2013 -

Preschoolers and their families can enjoy a workshop where they'll learn about plants and animals at a hands-on discovery station. There's a story time, a garden hunt, and the chance to take home a plant or make a nature craft. There will be a different theme each week.

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-August 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.

The Puppet Project - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 30, 2013 - Garden City

Puppets have been crafted for thousands of years and used for storytelling around the world. Join in the fun as you design and engineer your own stick and rod puppet. Use exciting materials to build your own character as you learn how to create and operate your new creation. Develop your puppets character and learn how to perform for family and friends. This program runs through August 30.

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.

Long Island's Auto Racing Heritage - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through September 02, 2013 - Stony Brook

WMHO Educational and Cultural Center celebrates the five Long Island racetracks, Freeport, Bridgehampton, Riverhead, Islip and Vanderbilt. July 13-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.

The Woolworth Building @ 100 - Skyscraper Museum
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

Nicknamed "the Cathedral of Commerce," in 1913, the neo-gothic skyscraper became the dominant silhouette on the New York skyline and took the title of world's tallest office building. At 792 feet to the tip of its spire, the skyscraper was a marvel of early 20th-century technology and a masterpiece of the architectural arts. This exhibition examines the achievements of its designers and builders-from the advanced technology of its engineering and construction to the extraordinary abundance and intricate variety of its handmade terra-cotta ornament.

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.

WATCHING WESTPORT: 50 Years of Art by Gabrielle A. Dearborn - Westport Library
Through September 25, 2013 - Westport

A selection of paintings and drawings will be on exhibit by the late Scottish-born artist who lived on Wright St. in Westport for five decades and painted everything she saw in town, at the beach, and in her own back yard. Through September 25.

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.

Iceland - Schaefer Landing
Through October 16, 2013 - Brooklyn

A collection of large-scale photographs based on Iceland and its landscape. Opening Reception: July 16, 6-8pm.

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.

Tesla's Wonderful World of Electricity - New York Hall of Science
Through October 20, 2013 - Flushing Meadows, Queens

Tesla's Wonderful World of Electricity presents working models of the late scientist's inventions, models of his laboratories and plants, photographic reproductions and a narrative about Tesla's life and work. Tesla's inventions—he held nearly 300 registered patents in 26 countries—are still integral to today's home appliances, industrial plants, and factories. His contributions range from his most significant invention—the alternating current (AC) motor—to x-rays, remote controls and fluorescent lighting. Tesla contributed to machine engineering with his original solutions for bladeless turbines and pumps, applying his novel principle of providing propulsion through fluids. He patented solutions in the field of speed meters and ventilators, and worked on the construction of various types of fountains. His patent for an aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing combines the features of an airplane and a helicopter—an idea that was not realized for another several decades. "It is impossible to measure the significance of Nikola Tesla's influence on our modern world," said Margaret Honey, president and CEO of NYSCI. "He was ahead of his time in countless ways and yet he was a quintessential hero of his era: visionary, multi-talented and eccentric. His legacy persists in the numerous devices and technologies that were made possible by his innovations." "Tesla was a man graced with inspiration, incredibly broad scientific knowledge, enormous energy, courage, patience and persistence," said Vladimir Jelenkovic, Director of the Nikola Tesla Museum. "His visionary creativity paved the way for our lifestyle of today, fundamentally underpinned by the distribution of electrical power over great distances as well as the wireless world of communication." Tesla's Wonderful World of Electricity consists of photographs and documents of major events in Tesla's life, including his heritage and family, professional career, his contributions to various scientific fields, and some of the awards and recognitions he received throughout his life. The exhibition also includes models of his facilities as well as several of his most significant inventions. Among the items represented are induction motors with egg-shaped and disc-shaped rotors, a Tesla coil, Tesla's pump with computer-animated working principles, a model of the Adams' power station on the Niagara River, a model of Tesla's laboratory in Colorado Springs, and a model of Tesla's airplane with vertical takeoff and landing capability.

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 -

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.

PERSOL MAGNIFICENT OBSESSIONS: 30 stories of craftsmanship in film - Museum of the Moving Image
Through November 10, 2013 - Astoria

A three-year exhibition series presented by Persol, celebrating stories of obsessive workmanship behind some of cinema's most iconic and compelling on-screen moments. This third and final installment of the exhibition explores the work of ten esteemed filmmakers, designers, and technicians through a presentation of rarely seen props and costumes, behind-the-scenes research notes, sketches, video interviews, and materials used in the pre-production process. Spotlight artists include Ang Lee, Walter Murch, Slawomir Idziak, Jeannine Oppewall, Jennifer Connelly, Johnny Depp, Charlie Kaufman, Spike Jonze, Theadora Van Runkle, Julie Weiss, and Eiko Ishioka.

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.

Hunt's Point Farmers' Market - Msr. Raul Del Valle Square at Southern Boulevard and E.163rd Street
Through November 17, 2013 - Bronx

Featuring fresh, local produce Find fresh local apples, radishes, beets, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and much more. EBT accepted.

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 40 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.

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.

Legends of the Dead Ball Era (1900-1919) in the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 01, 2013 - New York

This selection of baseball cards from the collection of Jefferson R. Burdick includes such Hall of Famers as Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Tris Speaker, Eddie Collins, and Napoleon Lajoie -- who are still among the all-time hit leaders -- and the pitchers Walter Johnson and Christy Mathewson, who trail only the indomitable Cy Young in career wins. The exhibition also includes outstanding players who were never inducted to the Hall of Fame such as Smoky Joe Wood and Shoeless Joe Jackson, whose hard-hitting career ended abruptly after the 1919 scandal in which Chicago White Sox players participated in a conspiracy to fix the World Series.

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.

Penguins (IMAX film) - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 09, 2014 - New York

A new giant-screen adventure following a very special King Penguin as he returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic. Narrated by world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

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.

Animal Feeding at Earthplace - Earthplace
Through January 01, 2015 - Westport

Ever wonder what you feed a turkey vulture? Curious about how a box turtle chews with no teeth? Join Earthplace staff in the Animal Hall and Connecticut Birds of Prey exhibit for scheduled feeding times. Earthplace staff will be able to answer all your questions while giving each of the animals their daily meal. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays watch the animals in Animal Hall get fed. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays it's time to feed the Birds of Prey. The activity takes place year-round.

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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