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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN BRONX

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by Directories Editor - Weekly August 21, 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 - Manhattan

Don't miss this summer's top pick, Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical! 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. Featuring music and lyrics by LAURIE BERKNER! Book by Barbara Zinn Krieger, directed by Adrienne Kapstein. Opens July 13 at the Vineyard's Dimson Theatre. Limited time only. Get tickets by calling 646-601-1406 or visit www.wandasmonster.com. NYMetro Parents readers: Save $3 on tickets! Use code: NYMETRO

'Abandoned Trunks' Exhibit -Clothing and Costumes of the Gold Coast Era - North Shore Historical Museum
August 21, 2013 - Glen Cove

"Abandoned Trunks" is an exhibit of costumes and accessories of the Gold Coast. Clothing items on display were worn by notable North Shore women of the 1920s such as the ladies of Woolworth, Tiffany, Hutton, and Woodward families, as well as the Countess of Bismarck. Most of these families lived in mansions during that era.

Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach-New Yorkers Band - New York Ave. Beach
August 21, 2013 - Long Beach

The free summer beach concerts are back and they are awesome. Come out for entertainment from a line-up of favorite artists. Bring a beach chair, a blanket, dinner from your favorite Long Beach restaurant, pizza place, deli, and you are set for a great night of entertainment under the stars.

Short Cuts Film Festival Semi-Finals Screening and Panel Discussion - School of Visual Arts Theater
Through August 21, 2013 - New York

Following its most successful event to date last year, the semi-finals for the Short Cuts festival -- founded by actor/comedian Wil Sylvince and backed by NBCUniversal -- will be a two-day event for the first time in its eight years of existence. Comedians Hannibal Buress and Sherrod Small will share hosting duties on the event curated by Sylvince. The festival will include a panel discussion on August 20th at 5pm, along with screenings that night at 7pm with Small as the event host. On the second day, screenings will also begin at 7pm with Buress taking the stage to lead the night. Both days of the event will take place at the School of Visual Arts Theater (333 W. 23rd St). Entry is free for all events with RSVP to [email protected] Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

An Evening with Dr. Ira Wolf, the Leading Expert in SAT Test Prep - Knox School
August 21, 2013 - St. James

Do you want your child to get into his or her first choice college? Then you and your child need to spend an evening with world-famous author and SAT test prep expert Dr. Ira Wolf. Do not miss this free event as Dr. Wolf rarely speaks in Suffolk County. The topic of Dr. Wolf’s discussion will be “What You Need to Know about the SAT, PSAT, and ACT Tests,” followed up by a question and answer period, with separate discussion groups for middle school and high school students and their parents. Dr. Wolf is the founder and president of PowerPrep, Inc. and the author of several leading books on test preparation, including two Barron’s bestsellers: How to Prepare for the SAT and How to Prepare for the PSAT. Dr. Wolf’s SAT book is the preeminent textbook in SAT prep courses throughout the world, used by hundreds of thousands of students each year. Dr. Wolf is also a former college professor, high school teacher, and director of a university teacher preparation program. During the August 21st evening presentation Dr. Wolf will provide valuable information to parents and students on all aspects of college entrance exams, including when to take and how to prepare for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT tests. In addition, he will discuss important test-taking strategies that can help students earn significantly higher test scores. Dr. Wolf’s books will be available to purchase. PowerPrep, the most successful test prep company on Long Island, has helped thousands of students reach their maximum potential on the PSAT, SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject Tests. As space is limited, pre-registration for the August 21st SAT Prep event is encouraged, but not required. To pre-register or for more information and/or directions, call Susan Day-Holsinger at 631-686-1600 ext. 414 or visit www.knoxschool.org.

NOOK Night - Barnes and Noble- Utopia Center
August 21, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Welcome to the wonderful world of NOOK! Guest can bring their NOOK to this workshop and learn all they need to know about these award-winning eBook Readers. Attendees can learn how the family of NOOKs will fit in with their family.

Emergency Summer Blood Drive in Central Westchester (Pleasantville) - Pleasantville Fire Department
August 21, 2013 - Pleasantville

Blood donations fall off dramatically during the summer when vacations and travel occupy more of everyone's time. The need for blood, however, does not decline and supplies rapidly dwindle. To help correct shortages that invariably occur, the Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department and Volunteer Ambulance Corps will be hosting a special Summer Blood Drive at the Pleasantville Fire House, 75 Washington Ave., on Wednesday, August 21 from 2:30-8:30 pm. Since it is also difficult to organize community drives during the summer, blood donors from all towns are welcome to come lend their help. All donors will be entered into a raffle to receive two tickets to the 2014 Super Bowl. For information, to sign up, or to volunteer, call 914-747-2408 or send an email to [email protected] Although it is helpful to let the organizers know in advance that you plan to come, walk-ins are always accepted.

Cosmopolitan Magazine Presents: Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus - The Bryant Park Reading Room
August 21, 2013 - New York

The “New York Times” bestselling authors of “The Nanny Diaries” launch their new book, “The First Affair,” a week before it hits bookstores, with a lunchtime discussion of the novel in which the authors craft another narrative around tabloid headlines, this time exploring a White House intern's steamy affair with the president. In conversation with “Cosmopolitan” Magazine Executive Editor Joyce Chang. "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. Location: 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.

Wacky Water Wednesdays - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
August 21, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Children enjoy sprinklers and bubbles.

Bullying and The Dignity Act: What Parents Need to Know - Helping Hands Children Services
August 21, 2013 - Huntington

This workshop will provide parents and providers with information regarding the newly enacted Dignity for All Students Act (July 2012). Participants will additionally learn about ways to decrease and/or prevent bullying incidents, particularly among individuals with special needs.

Story Pirates - Guild Hall
August 21, 2013 - East Hampton

Story Pirates is a musical sketch comedy show adapted from stories written by elementary school kids and performed by professional actors. The show is hosted by puppets who introduce different sketches or songs with the funniest material written by kids from all around the country. In each show, there is an improvised portion where Story Pirates actors solicit suggestions from the kids in the audience to create a new sketch on stage. Call or go online for tickets.

TOTS COOKING CLASSES:Simple Simon Met a Pieman - Garden of Eve Farm
August 21, 2013 - Riverhead

Each class, designed for ages 2-6, begins with a harvest tour of the farm to gather the things needed and learn about how they were produced. Then children bring them back to the farm market to cook with. At today's class children make some fruit pies and eat them.

KidFEST Hands-On Arts & Crafts Workshop – Make Your Own Treasure Map! - Guild Hall
August 21, 2013 - East Hampton

Students will create their own treasure maps. Call or go online for tickets.

Swirl, Sprinkle and Scoop! - The Eloise Shop at The Plaza
August 21, 2013 - Upper East Side

Create your very own masterpiece in YoArt at The Plaza Food Hall. You will surely be amazed with all the flavors and toppings to choose. Skidder back to the Tea Room and have fun making an Eloise-y craft. Meet at The Eloise Shop at 3pm.

Cuban Music Night at Casa Lever Gardens - Casa Lever
August 21, 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.

New Power Generation, Vocalists Shelby J and Liv Warfield, and the NPG Hornz - City Winery
August 21, 2013 - New York

Prince has had a big year with a sold out west coast tour with his new band, 3rdeyegirl, he was recently honored with the Billboard Icon award and continues to perform with his "Super Band", New Power Generation. The band not only includes an 11-piece horn section, it also includes powerhouse vocalists Shelby J. and Liv Warfield. Both Shelby J. and Liv Warfield are working on solo projects with support from Prince. Recently, Shelby J. released the first single off of her upcoming album. The single "North Carolina" was produced by Prince, and features Anthony Hamilton. She is expected to release her album later this year. Liv Warfield is set to release two singles this fall off of her sophomore album. Entitled "The Unexpected", it is scheduled for release in January 2014. Both artists are well known for their electrifying live performances. Additional special guests nightly.

Summertime Story and Animal Program - Earthplace
August 21, 2013 - Westport

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

Bari Koral Family Rock Band - Levitt Pavilion
August 21, 2013 - Westport

Bari's songs are a huge hit with children and adults. Her catchy, pop friendly tunes, interactive live shows, and top 10 songs on Sirius XM Kids Place Live have gained her and her band many thousands of young (and not so young) fans. Their latest album Rock and Roll Garden won the Nappa Gold and Parents' Choice Award and was picked as top 10 kids album of the year by Time Out Kids.

CHESS CLUB - Westport Library
August 21, 2013 - Westport

Know the names of the pieces, the direction in which they move, and how to set up the board. For grades K-12. All levels welcome.

Whole Foods Healthy Eating Demo - Sweet Corn - Greenburgh Nature Center
August 21, 2013 - Scarsdale

As part of the series, "The Flavors of Summer Cooking," a chef from Whole Foods Market hosts a cooking demonstration and tasting themed around sweet corn. Free with Center admission.

Summer Concert Series--Beginnings - Calf Pasture Beach
August 21, 2013 - Norwalk

This tribute band brings to life the music of Chicago, recreating songs from every decade of that group's hits. No rain date.

'LIFE' photography exhibition by Dale M. Reid - Joy Wai Gallery
August 21, 2013 - New York

Opening reception: August 21, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm Brilliant Brazilian American Music from Sandro Albert will make the Opening even more cool.

SummerFest - Concert on the Green - notU2 - Cross County Shopping Center
August 21, 2013 - Yonkers

Are you sure it?s not U2? It's hard to tell with these four rockers paying tribute to Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. Bring beach chairs and blankets to enjoy the show.

The Lemonade Stand Variety Show - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
August 21, 2013 - New York

Chris Washburne & the SYOTOS Band - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
August 21, 2013 - New York

S.Y.O.T.O.S. (See You On The Other Side), founded in 1992 by trombonist Chris Washburne, features some of the best Latin jazz players in New York City. SYOTOS pushes Latin jazz into uncharted waters, with a postmodern mix that embraces dissonance and weaves contemporary up-tempo beats with a driving sound. This boundary-breaking band combines Afro-Cuban, funk, jazz, gospel, and contemporary classical music - "Think Tito Puente meets James Brown meets Charles Ives!" The band's members are alumni from the bands of Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Ray Barretto, and they build upon the foundations laid by those Latin music greats, pushing the genre into the 21st century.

Gadgets & Gizmos: Parachute Design - Children's Museum of Manhattan
August 21, 2013 - Upper West Side

Kids will discover the forces that act against a falling object as they create a mini parachute to test air resistance.

Gospel Night - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
August 21, 2013 - East Meadow

Embrace the rousing sounds of Gospel music. Revel in the passion and the delight of this celebration of hand-clapping, foot-stomping mix of songs that will entertain and enlighten you throughout the concert.

Jessica Kirson, Joe Matarese, Paul Mercurio & more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
August 21, 2013 - New York

Puppets to Go Presents: 'The Tortoise and the Hare' - White Plains Public Library
August 21, 2013 - White Plains

Puppet show for ages 5 and older. Televised coverage modernizes this Aesop's fable about a great race between a loveable tortoise and an arrogant hare. In addition to the moral that perseverance prevails, good nutrition and exercise are stressed.

What's an Anjan? - Jimmy's No. 43
Through August 21, 2013 - New York

Come join Anjan as he uses his nomadic life as a springboard into a hilarious and un-PC stand-up hour! From his FOBby Indian family to his bumbling attempts to assimilate, find love, and achieve the American Dream. Anjan Biswas is a comic, writer, and producer who has been featured on Comedy Central Asia and at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival. Here's a little teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h49C05qsvc Showtimes: Wed Aug 14, 3:00-3:50pm; Fri Aug 16, 9:30-10:20pm; Sun Aug 18, 7:30-8:20pm; Wed Aug 21, 9:30-10:20pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Buy your tickets online at: http://www.fringenyc.org/basic_page.php?ltr=W#What%27s or buy your tickets at Fringe Central (27 Second Avenue in East Village) for $15 flat!

Pop-In Play - Pump It Up of Great Neck
August 21, 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.

My Way- Luncheon Theatre - Westbury Manor
August 21, 2013 - Westbury

Enjoy a sumptious lunch then experience the magic of live theater. This exciting musical tribute celebrates the mystique and music that Frank Sinatra made famous. Audiences will soar with such songs as Fly Me to the Moon, The Lady is a Tramp, I only Have Eyes for You, I?ve Got You Under My Skin and New York, New York.

Discover Hidden Treasures - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
August 21, 2013 - Homecrest

Kids engage in games and activities in which they learn about hidden treasures in our world.

FAMILY JAMS featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
August 21, 2013 - Larchmont

A live, interactive musical experience for the whole family. Sing, dance, jam and laugh out loud. Most appropriate for ages 6 months to 5 years. Registration required.

Story and Music Jamboree - Brooklyn Public Library, Macon branch
August 21, 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.

Theatricks By Phil - Fresh Meadows Library
August 21, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Magician Philip Levy entertains children of all ages in a fast-paced magic show in celebration of Summer Reading 2013. Space is limited.

Amateur Night - Harlem Week - Apollo Theater
August 21, 2013 - New York

Tonight's show is part of Amateur Night at the Apollo's grand salute to Harlem Week 2013. A special music guest will perform in celebration of this month-long community event.

Broadway Swings! - 54 Below
August 21, 2013 - New York

Broadway Swings features some of Broadway's most delectable tunes, arranged in a way that will leave your toes tapping long after the house lights come up. Expect melodies from Broadway hits such as Porgy & Bess, The Wiz, Pippin, Hello, Dolly, South Pacific, The King & I and more! Featured in the cast are some of New York's most celebrated vocalists, including multiple award-winning jazz singers Natalie Douglas, Terese Genecco & Scott Coulter. Accompanied by the acclaimed jazz band, The Barry Levitt Trio, Broadway Swings is directed and hosted by 54 Below's own Director of Programming, Phil Geoffrey Bond.

John Lee Hooker, Jr. - Lucille's
August 21, 2013 - New York

Born in Detroit, John Lee Hooker, Jr. was weaned on the blues at an early age by his illustrious father: by the time he was eight years old, the youngster was already performing on local radio station WJBK and when in his teens, he was already touring with the boogie master. Exposed to blues great such as Jimmy Reed, and local heroes Washboard Willie, and Boogie Woogie Red, the young Hooker became a regular at such prestigious venues as Detroit's Fox Theatre and other upscale Motown clubs. At 18, he was recording with his father, most notably on senior's landmark Live at Soledad Prison album for ABC Records.

Fireworks! - Playland Park
August 21, 2013 - Rye

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

Family Music Festival - Germonds Park
August 21, 2013 - West Nyack

Clarkstown's summer music festival continues with the music of Tim Urban, a finalist on American Idol.

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra - Mozart and Tchaikovsky - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 21, 2013 -

Louis Langree leads the Festival Orchestra in Mozart's magnificent Linz Symphony, followed by Joshua Bells electrifying interpretation of a classic Romantic work, Tchaikovsky's emotional, virtuosic Violin Concerto. Pre-concert recitals by Francesco Piemontesi, piano, at 7pm.

Teen Knitting - Brooklyn Public Library, Mapleton branch
August 21, 2013 - Mapleton

Teens learn to knit! All levels welcome, particularly beginners.

Summer Concert - Riverfront Park
August 21, 2013 - Stony Point

Stony Point continues its summer concert series along the Hudson River with the music of Rick Stick and the Stache.

Wednesdays in Teardrop Park - Teardrop Park
August 21, 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
August 21, 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.

Stories Songs and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library Association
August 21, 2013 - Stony Point

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

Smooth Cruise Series - Rachelle Ferrell - Spirit Cruises
August 21, 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.

Mommy, Music, & Me,Iinc./Music Together Concert - Alley Pond Park
August 21, 2013 - Bayside

Don't miss this day of fun celebrating the 10th Anniversary of bringing Music Together(R) to thousands of families throughout Queens. Families make music together during an invigorating and heartwarming concert. Bring strollers, blankets, snacks, sunscreen and something to shake for a mini Woodstock experience. Arrive early to participate in a free arts and crafts project, and the touch and play instrument zoo.

Outdoor Cinema 2013 - Socrates Sculpture Park
August 21, 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.

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.

Barefoot Puppets presents ?Galapagos George? - Long Island Children's Museum
August 21, 2013 - Garden City

Based on the true story of "Lonesome George," this show tells the tale of a truly one-on-a-kind tortoise from the Galapagos Islands. Described by The Smithsonian as "an uplifting eco-fable," this engaging theatrical piece shares an important lesson about man's impact upon the environment. This show was funded in part by a grant from the Puppeteers of America Endowment Fund and was awarded an UNIMA Citation of Excellence in 2005.

Behind the Playboard Workshop - Long Island Children's Museum
August 21, 2013 - Garden City

Enjoy a backstage tour of the Galapagos George show with creator and puppeteer Heidi Rugg. In this close up look, participants will learn how one person handles multiple puppets and effects at the same time with just two hands. The world behind the playboard and puppet stage is tight and everything has to work just so. See and learn how that is done.

Dutchess County Fair - Duchess County Fairgrounds
August 21, 2013 - Rhinebeck

For six days each August, the 144-acres fairground hosts nearly half a million visitors who come to see farm animals on display, pig races, a horse show, milking demonstrations, and a variety of free shows throughout the day. Fair-goers can shop from hundreds of vendors selling crafts, clothes, jewelry, and more. Indulge in a mind-boggling array of fair food including the fair's specialty - milk shakes made by kids in the local 4H. And if you have energy left at the end of the day, there's a carnival with rides and games that light up the summer nights. The bathrooms are always clean. Parking is plentiful. And there's a very accommodating tent for nursing mothers to take a break and get some privacy. Can't get more family-friendly then this event and once you get past the drive up to Rhinebeck, we promise your kids will enjoy themselves.

Infant Care - Nyack Hospital
August 21, 2013 - Nyack

This class is designed for first-time parents. Topics include the basics of holding, diapering, bathing, swaddling, sleeping patterns and feeding cues, choosing a pediatrician, infant safety, and pet issues. Registration is required.

Farmers Market - Christopher Morley Park
August 21, 2013 - Roslyn

Provides an opportunity for local farmers to sell their produce directly to consumers. The produce is seasonal, locally grown, fresh-picked and reasonably priced. Other local products sold include juices, honey, jams, jellies, pickles, pies and breads.

Tai Chi in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
August 21, 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.

John Lee Hooker, Jr. - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 21, 2013 - New York

John Lee's songs demonstrate his roots in the blues, as well as soul, gospel, funk, rock and even a touch of jazz. He's backed by a tight, in-the-pocket band that kicks with a solid groove and includes a host of Bay Area all-star musicians who totally bring the funk to all the proceedings. And while he is his father's son, John Lee Hooker, Jr. is definitely his own man with his own sound.

The Ohmies - Faber Pool and Park
August 21, 2013 - Staten Island

The Ohmies perform a very interactive story in which the audience sings, stretches, laughs, and dances along to original music. Meet new BFFs like Bella Butterfly, Carlin Caterpillar, Daisy Dog, Gisbert Grasshopper, and Sylvio Snake.

The Dangerous Summer - Highline Ballroom
August 21, 2013 - New York

Straightforward, earnest rock music seems to be a contradiction from the direction popular music has strayed as of late. The need for genuine lyrics, purposeful direction, and accessible melodies has been long overdue. Hailing from Ellicott City, MD, alternative rock foursome The Dangerous Summer specializes in crafting throwbacks to the days when music was charged with hope and contained a much-needed brand of sincerity. The band, which takes its moniker from the Hemingway novel of the same name, remembers its humble beginnings, among them its first NYC show, which took place in a basement and included an audience of five. However, that low attendance record soon became a thing of the past once Hopeless Records came calling, finding the band's quintessential rock pleasers just as inviting and impressive as did those few basement patrons.

Long Beach Summer Concert on the Beach-Drive Talk of Town Band - Neptune Blvd. Beach
August 22, 2013 - Long Beach

The free summer beach concerts are back and they are awesome. Come out for entertainment from a line-up of favorite artists. Bring a beach chair, a blanket, dinner from your favorite Long Beach restaurant, pizza place, deli, and you are set for a great night of entertainment under the stars.

Bret Michaels - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 22, 2013 - New York

As a rock star, reality star, spokesperson, businessman, and philanthropist, Bret Michaels does more jobs in a single day than most people do in an entire lifetime. Depending on the hour of the day he's a cultural icon, a rock god, an entrepreneur, a TV star, a father, the face of the American Diabetes Association, a supercross enthusiast, solo artist, Poison frontman, and a generous donor to a myriad of charitable causes. Michaels first rose to fame as the frontman of Poison. As one of rock's most iconic and enduring bands, Poison defined the fast, gritty, and glamorous rock 'n' roll scene. Since the band's beginning, Poison has achieved massive success- releasing eight studio albums, four live albums, and selling over 30 million records worldwide and 16.5 million records in the U.S. alone. The band has charted 10 singles in the Top 40 on Billboard's Hot 100 including the number-one single, "Every Rose Has It's Thorn." Twenty-five years after their debut, Poison is still recording music and performing together. Bret Michaels' solo career has been equally successful: his most recent solo album, "Custom Built," released in July of 2010, topped the charts, reaching #1 on Billboard's Hard Rock list. His current solo tour, "Get Your Rock On" is selling out arenas across the country and his forthcoming solo album of the same name will be released this summer. Bret Michaels may have been in spotlight for decades, but he is certainly showing no signs of slowing down.

Nature Kids at Astoria - Astoria Library
August 22, 2013 - Long Island City

Come to the Shakespeare Garden for an afternoon of fun, nature-oriented activities that teach children about worms, mushrooms, soil, seeds, plants, insects and rainwater.

Open House & Open Conversations - Iken Science Academy
August 22, 2013 - Upper East Side

Visit this open house and open conversation on Thursdays in August with Monica Iken, school founder for Iken Science Academy. RSVP at [email protected] or 212-879-2019.

15:54 (15 Minutes of Fame ) Featuring Bridget Everett, Haus of Mimosas, Lance Horne, DJ Lord Easy & Others - 54 Below
August 22, 2013 - New York

A weekly Thursday Late Night series featuring the best of New York City's cutting edge nightlife. Re-inventing the magic of Studio 54, Resident artists, performers, DJ's will serve you 15 minute sets at 54 Below. This week's artists and DJ sets include: Haus of Mimosa, Tori Scott, Varsity Interperative Dance Squad, Noah Stewart, and DJ Lord Easy. Also August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.

Buddy Harrelson Bobblehead Night - Long Island Ducks
August 22, 2013 - Central Islip

Somerset Patriots take on The Long Island Ducks. The first 1,500 fans receive a Buddy Harrelson Bobblehead.

Bible Story Telling Time - Third Church of Christ, Scientist
August 22, 2013 - Upper East Side

Bible Story Telling Time with puppeteer, Montessori school teacher, and professional storyteller from TV and theater Diane Allison. Children of all ages will engage in arts & crafts, acting, singing, and puppet making to learn bible stories on topics of joy, friendship, honesty, and love. Registration required; go online to register.

New Power Generation, Vocalists Shelby J and Liv Warfield, and the NPG Hornz - City Winery
August 22, 2013 - New York

Prince has had a big year with a sold out west coast tour with his new band, 3rdeyegirl, he was recently honored with the Billboard Icon award and continues to perform with his "Super Band", New Power Generation. The band not only includes an 11-piece horn section, it also includes powerhouse vocalists Shelby J. and Liv Warfield. Both Shelby J. and Liv Warfield are working on solo projects with support from Prince. Recently, Shelby J. released the first single off of her upcoming album. The single "North Carolina" was produced by Prince, and features Anthony Hamilton. She is expected to release her album later this year. Liv Warfield is set to release two singles this fall off of her sophomore album. Entitled "The Unexpected", it is scheduled for release in January 2014. Both artists are well known for their electrifying live performances. Additional special guests nightly.

On The Waterfront...From The Ocean - Gantry Plaza State Park -Main Lawn
August 22, 2013 - Long Island City

NYS Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation, Verizon, TF Cornerstone and the Natural Heritage Trust will host a series of family-fun films at Gantry Plaza State Park every Thursday night in August. Films screen at sunset on the Main Lawn, overlooking the East River and the spectacular Manhattan skyline. Thursday Night is the new Family Night. Life of Pi is a 2012 American 3D live-action/computer-animated adventure drama film based on Yann Martel's 2001 novel of the same name. Directed by Ang Lee, the film is based on an adapted screenplay by David Magee, and stars Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, G�rard Depardieu, Tabu, and Adil Hussain. The storyline revolves around a 16-year-old Indian boy named Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, who survives a shipwreck in which his family dies, and is stranded in the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. The film had its worldwide premiere as the opening film of the 50th New York Film Festival at both the Walter Reade Theater and Alice Tully Hall in New York City on September 28, 2012.[3] Upon release, Life of Pi became a critical and commercial success, earning over $600 million worldwide. At the 85th Academy Awards it had eleven nominations, including Best Picture, and won four (the most for the evening) including Best Director for Ang Lee.[4] It was also nominated for three Golden Globe Awards which included the Best Picture � Drama and the Best Director and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
August 22, 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.

MARRIED SEX - Jimmy’s No. 43
Through August 22, 2013 - NYC

Want relationship tips? Come. It’s a show you’re definitely in the mood for! www.FringeNYC.org

Big Jay Oakerson, Cipha Sounds, Michael Kosta, Louis Katz & more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
August 22, 2013 - New York

Big Jay Oakerson, Kurt Metzger, Sam Morril, Rachel Feinstein, Aaron Berg & more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
August 22, 2013 - New York

"Shorts On The Beach" Film Series - The Allegria Hotel
August 22, 2013 - Long Beach

Live musical performances kick off the event on the beach at The Allegria Hotel in Long Beach. Bring beach chairs and blankets to watch these short films, and receive free popcorn. Call for more information.

SyFy Movies with a View - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
August 22, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Hailed as one of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, James Stewart plays a detective with a profound fear of heights who must confront his phobia while chasing an enchanting bad girl portrayed by Kim Novak. A great movie for budding cinephiles.

Gadgets & Gizmos: Parachute Design - Children's Museum of Manhattan
August 22, 2013 - Upper West Side

Kids will discover the forces that act against a falling object as they create a mini parachute to test air resistance.

Back to School Blast Off! - Pump It Up Norwalk
August 22, 2013 - Norwalk

Squeeze the last fun out of summer with special "Glow" effects lighting, games and snacks, plus all the jumping, bouncing and sliding excitement you can handle on giant inflatables.

Open Mic - Page One Restaurant
August 22, 2013 - Glen Cove

The weekly open mic, one of the most popular on Long Island, typically attracts 10-12 performers, most playing guitar and singing original material. Host Tedeschi emphasizes, "You don't have to be a seasoned performer to showcase your work at the open mic. We definitely work at also making this venue a welcome place for those who are new at getting up in front of an audience. Having personally played at many open mics, I know how important it is to feel part of a welcoming atmosphere, especially for performers who show up for the first time and need to experience the feel of that kind of atmosphere. We also have any number of people who come in each week just to listen and be part of the scene." Co-owner and executive chef, Jeanine DiMenna, has created a special open mic bar menu, with all entrees priced at $5 and ranging from special salads to a burger with fries, fish and chips, sesame chicken and more.

Summer Soccer Ball Mastery Sessions - Pier 40, Courtyard East Field
August 22, 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.

Family Movie: Parental Guidance - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
August 22, 2013 - East Meadow

Beginning at dusk, family-friendly films will be shown on the big screen at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. Call for more information.

Clambake Thursdays - Seasons of Southampton
August 22, 2013 - Southampton

Seasons of Southampton hosts "Clambake Thursdays" each week from 5pm-10pm. Guests can enjoy fresh and delicious seafood straight from the Hamptons with selections including lobster, mussels, steamers, and other fresh favorites as well as a variety of tasty sides including salads and corn on the cob. The evening will also feature live entertainment and frozen drink specials to keep you cool on those hot summer nights. At just $34.95, this luxury clambake is an absolute steal. Join Seasons of Southampton every Thursday until September 12th. For additional information please visit www.seasonsofsouthampton.com

Summertime Music Magic Concert - The Westchester Mall
August 22, 2013 - White Plains

The Westchester will celebrate the remaining weeks of the summer by hosting a series of concerts, Summertime Music Magic. Presented by the Music Conservatory of Westchester, each live performance will feature the Conservatory's faculty and friends, and present a variety of musical genres including jazz, soul, and R&B. For more information about the Music Conservatory of Westchester please visit musicconservatoryblog.org, or for event details contact Simon Guest Services at The Westchester, 914-683-8892.

Pequot Purls Knitting Group - Pequot Library
August 22, 2013 - Southport

Bring your latest knitting project to this weekly gathering of the Pequot Purls. All levels are welcome.

Beat the Heat Water Games on the Great Lawn - Pequot Library
August 22, 2013 - Southport

Kids of all ages are invited to don a swimsuit to play fun lawn games, including "Fill up the Bottle Relay Race." Then run through the sprinkler. Chalk games, too. Simple fun. Popsicles served. No registration required.

Waterfront Concert Series - Astoria Park Lawn
August 22, 2013 - Astoria

Although widely known for its beautiful pool, the oldest and largest in the city, Astoria Park offer more than aquatic pleasures. Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. presents its annual Waterfront Concert Series featuring an evening of music with Charlie Thomas & The Drifters. Outdoor tennis courts, a track, a bandstand, multiple trails, basketball courts, and playgrounds lure visitors from the five boroughs and beyond. And the views! Sitting on the edge of the East River and resting between the Triborough Bridge and Hell Gate Bridge, the park offers shoreline sights and sounds that make the benches along its perimeter popular spots year-round.

Cocktails with the Cast of Broadway's Cinderella - Molyvos
August 22, 2013 - New York

Join the cast of Cinderella before the clock strikes midnight at Molyvos for a night of "Cocktails with the Cast," where fans will be able to mingle with their favorite characters while sipping on a specialty cocktail, the Glass Slipper (Absolut Hibiskus, floral and Pomegranate flavored vodka, Cointreau, Citrus Juice, and Curacao Liqueur.) In addition, from August 22 � September 22, 2013, CINDERELLA ticket holders will be able to enjoy an exclusive 10% off dinner at Molyvos and Abboccato with proof of tickets.

Fit Thursday - Pomonok Library
August 22, 2013 - Flushing

Have fun this summer getting fit with Tae Bo, Zumba, Wii Just Dance, Wii Tennis, and more.

Knit and Crochet Club - Corona Library
August 22, 2013 - Corona

Kids in grades 5 and up can knit, crochet, and create projects in this crafty club.

Theatricks By Phil - Hillcrest Library
August 22, 2013 - Flushing

Magician Philip Levy entertains children of all ages in a fast-paced magic show in celebration of Summer Reading 2013. Space is limited.

Movies Under the Stars, Les Miserables - Main Park House in Cunningham Park
August 22, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

This epic musical drama is based on the award winning, and long running musical which in turn was based on the classic novel by Victor Hugo. In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever. The plot spans 17 years and is set against a backdrop of political turmoil, which culminates in the June Rebellion of France. This award-winning film stars an ensemble cast led by Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seyfried.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
August 22, 2013 - Upper West Side

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

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic - Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club
August 22, 2013 - New York

Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the '70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-'60s acid heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone. The Parliament/Funkadelic machine ruled music during the '70s, capturing over 40 R&B hit singles (including three number ones) and recording three platinum albums.

ZEPHYR Happy Hour Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
August 22, 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.

Thirsty Thursday Night DJ Dance Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
August 22, 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.

Lulacruza - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
August 22, 2013 - Lincoln Center

Lulacruza is an electronic folk duo that weaves together hypnotic female singing, South American instruments, found sound objects, field recordings, and electronic manipulation. The duo is made up of Alejandra Ortiz (Colombia), an extraordinary songbird who plays the Colombian cuatro, shruti box, tar and kalimba; and Luis Maurette (Argentina), who adds electronic processing and sequencing as well as percussion, charango, and Amazonian flutes. Together they make music that is hard to classify, but has been called pop, folk, electronic, Latin, ambient, world, new age, ethnic, experimental, and even jazz.

John Lee Hooker, Jr. - Lucille's
August 22, 2013 - New York

Born in Detroit, John Lee Hooker, Jr. was weaned on the blues at an early age by his illustrious father: by the time he was eight years old, the youngster was already performing on local radio station WJBK and when in his teens, he was already touring with the boogie master. Exposed to blues great such as Jimmy Reed, and local heroes Washboard Willie, and Boogie Woogie Red, the young Hooker became a regular at such prestigious venues as Detroit's Fox Theatre and other upscale Motown clubs. At 18, he was recording with his father, most notably on senior's landmark Live at Soledad Prison album for ABC Records.

International Contemporary Ensemble - George Lewis and Beethoven - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
August 22, 2013 -

Combining jazz, classical, and other musical languages, George Lewis entwined a new work with Beethoven's innovative Septet for winds and strings.

Francesco Piemontesi, piano - A Little Night Music - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
August 22, 2013 -

Enjoy the summer's finest recitals and chamber music in these intimate, hour-long performances accompanied by starry views of New York and a complimentary glass of wine.

Summer Concert Series - Bowline Point Park
August 22, 2013 - Haverstraw

Haverstraw's summer concert series continues with the music of the Jon Bates Band. For information about the band, visit jonbates.com.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
August 22, 2013 - White Plains

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

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

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
August 22, 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, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
August 22, 2013 - Stony Point

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

From a Child's Perspective - Washington Irving's Sunnyside
August 22, 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.

Cross Stitch Circle - New-York Historical Society
August 22, 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!

Library Live: Bingo Bash - The Field Library
August 22, 2013 - Peekskill

What could be more fun than an old-fashioned game of BINGO with a real ball cage. Prizes for winners, a good time for all!

2013 Sandcastle Contest - Hither Hills State park
August 22, 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.

National Circus Project - Solo Circus - Long Island Children's Museum
August 22, 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.

Dutchess County Fair - Duchess County Fairgrounds
August 22, 2013 - Rhinebeck

For six days each August, the 144-acres fairground hosts nearly half a million visitors who come to see farm animals on display, pig races, a horse show, milking demonstrations, and a variety of free shows throughout the day. Fair-goers can shop from hundreds of vendors selling crafts, clothes, jewelry, and more. Indulge in a mind-boggling array of fair food including the fair's specialty - milk shakes made by kids in the local 4H. And if you have energy left at the end of the day, there's a carnival with rides and games that light up the summer nights. The bathrooms are always clean. Parking is plentiful. And there's a very accommodating tent for nursing mothers to take a break and get some privacy. Can't get more family-friendly then this event and once you get past the drive up to Rhinebeck, we promise your kids will enjoy themselves.

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
August 22, 2013 - Stony Brook

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

CMA Pier Pop Up @ Hudson River Park - Hudson River Park, Pier 25
August 22, 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.

Journey to the Stars - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
August 22, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

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

Bubbles the Clown - Brooklyn Public Library, Clinton Hill Branch
August 22, 2013 - Clinton Hill

Bubbles the Clown will be appearing throughout August at various BPL branches. Kids will enjoy balloons, juggling, and plenty of funny stuff.

Moths at Cliffdale - Teatown's Cliffdale Farm
August 23, 2013 - Croton-on-Hudson

What types of moths and other insects will we find on this evening program? Join Charlie Roberto to discover these creatures of the night. Please note this program meets at Teatown's Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Road, Croton-on-Hudson.

Mets vs. Tigers - Citi Field
August 23, 2013 - Flushing

Cheer on David Wright, Marlon Byrd and the Amazin's when they take on the Motor-City Detriot Tigers in this interleague game. Then enjoy a performance by the San Francisco 90's Alt-Rock Band Third Eye Blind after the game.

Andy Aledort and Chris Kinnear with The Groove Kings - Glen Cove Village Square
August 23, 2013 - Glen Cove

It was fate that brought two great guitar players to join forces to create Rock and Roll magic! It all happened one night in Sea Cliff, when Andy Aledort and the Groove Kings were performing and Andy requested that Chris Kinnear sit in. After sitting in on each other�s gigs, Chris and Andy decided to take it to the next level and do some shows together. They discovered that they had great chemistry as collaborators, and the response from their audience was overwhelming! Whenever their schedules permit, this duo teams up to play each other�s original songs and inspired covers. Free parking in nearby municipal garage; bring a lawn chair.

Vacation Bible School - Sayville UCC
Through August 23, 2013 - Sayville

A vacation bible school for children entering K-5 that is fun, scientific, and progressive. Register at the Church Office, email: [email protected], or call 631-589-1519.

Hollywood Babble On with Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman - Gotham Comedy Club
August 23, 2013 - New York

Join Kevin Smith & Ralph Garman for this live podcast! For more information visit seesmod.com Kevin Smith spent nearly twenty years making movies like Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, and most recently Red State.

FARM-TO-TABLE COOKING CLASS We be Jammin! - Garden of Eve Farm
August 23, 2013 - Riverhead

Preserve your produce in a jar. Learn simple ways to enjoy the fruits of your labor all year long with step by step instructions of the process of preserving your own garden bounty. After this class you will know how to prepare fruit and vegetables for canning or pickling, how to prepare a brine, and how to do water-bath canning. Learn about food safety issues involved in the process. Class fee includes one jar of preserves and one jar of pickles to take home. RSVP at wgardenofevefarm.com/nutrition-cooking-classes.

Friday Fun For Everyone - New York Kids Club
August 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

Friday Fun for Everyone events are an opportunity for families to come together for a fun, social, and enriching experience every week. The events feature beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres for adults, and supervised Open Play, a thematic art project, a fun sing-along with a guitarist and singer, and a pizza meal for children.

Kidz Night Out - Bricks 4 Kidz Creativity Center
August 23, 2013 - Syosset

Children ages 7-12 engage in challenges, games, and creative open play – all supervised by a professional staff. Pizza, snacks and drinks are provided for each child. The facility is peanut free. Registration required.

World Explorers - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Through August 23, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Sail around the world and learn about faraway places, from the Arctic to the Tropics. Discover unusual animals and different cultures from around the world through games, scavenger hunts, and arts and crafts. Go online for reservations. Ages 5-8, 9-11 as Crew Leaders.

Family Fridays: ERIK AND HIS REPTILE EDVENTURES - The Common Ground
August 23, 2013 - Sayville

See what Erik has hiding in his trunk. What will he share after his visit to Madagascar? Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the fun with your family. All events at the park are free and handicap accessible.

Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza Night - Long Island Ducks
August 23, 2013 - Central Islip

Somerset Patriots take on The Long Island Ducks. Enjoy a Grucci Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Huntington Honda

Aladdin Jr. - CM Performing Arts
August 23, 2013 - Oakdale

In the heart of an enchanted city, a commoner named Aladdin and his mischievous monkey, Abu, battle to save the free-spirited Princess Jasmine. Aladdin's whole life changes with one rub of a magic lamp as a fun-loving, shape-shifting Genie appears and grants him three wishes, setting him on an incredible journey of discovery. Through his adventures, Aladdin proves that he is a prince where it truly matters most -- on the inside.

New Power Generation, Vocalists Shelby J and Liv Warfield, and the NPG Hornz - City Winery
August 23, 2013 - New York

Prince has had a big year with a sold out west coast tour with his new band, 3rdeyegirl, he was recently honored with the Billboard Icon award and continues to perform with his "Super Band", New Power Generation. The band not only includes an 11-piece horn section, it also includes powerhouse vocalists Shelby J. and Liv Warfield. Both Shelby J. and Liv Warfield are working on solo projects with support from Prince. Recently, Shelby J. released the first single off of her upcoming album. The single "North Carolina" was produced by Prince, and features Anthony Hamilton. She is expected to release her album later this year. Liv Warfield is set to release two singles this fall off of her sophomore album. Entitled "The Unexpected", it is scheduled for release in January 2014. Both artists are well known for their electrifying live performances. Additional special guests nightly.

PARENT'S NIGHT OUT - Tumbling Tunes
August 23, 2013 - East Northport

Children ages 6 months-8 years enjoy games, free play, gymnastics, music and crafts.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
August 23, 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.

Outdoor Concert: Homegrown String Band - New City Library
August 23, 2013 - New City

Enjoy a summer evening with traditional American music. The Homegrown String Band performs traditional and original high-energy folk songs on fiddle, guitar, dulcimer, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, and other instruments. Bring blanket/chair. In case of inclement weather, concert will be held indoors.

Preschool Bounce - Bounce U
August 23, 2013 - College Point

Bounce, bounce, bounce. It's the perfect play time for kids 2-6 years old, as they explore the larger-than-life inflatables at their own pace!

Yoga Together - Wave Hill
August 23, 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.

Observatory Visitors' Night - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
August 23, 2013 - Stamford

View the sky through a 22-inch research telescope, weather permitting. Program suitable for ages 5 and older. The Stamford Observatory entrance is located off Scofieldtown Rd.

Picture Book Time - Ozone Park Library
August 23, 2013 - Ozone Park

Children ages 4 and younger can enjoy a morning of storytelling, music, and games.

Intrepid Museum Concludes Its Summer Movie Series with Screening of The Karate Kid - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
August 23, 2013 - New York Harbor

The 2013 Intrepid Summer Movie Series, presented by Dr. Pepper, concludes with a free public screening of the family action film The Karate Kid (1984) on Friday, Aug. 23, at 7:30pm at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and Twelfth Avenue), Manhattan. Visitors are invited to bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets to the screening, which will take place on a huge inflatable screen on the Flight Deck of the aircraft carrier. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and there will be no admission after 8:30pm. Food and beverages are allowed; however, alcohol is not permitted. The Karate Kid screening is free and open to the public. For more information about the Museum or for up-to-date information on weather conditions visit intrepidmuseum.org. *PLEASE NOTE: ALL MOVIE SCREENINGS ARE WEATHER PERMITTING*

Rich Vos, Ted Alexandro, Sean Donnelly, Big Jay Oakerson & more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
August 23, 2013 - New York

Rich Vos, Mike Vecchione, Russ Meneve, Angelo Lozada & more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
August 23, 2013 - New York

Ari Shaffir, Luis J. Gomez, Monroe Martin, Sean Donnelly & more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
August 23, 2013 - New York

Elastegrities: How to Make Them! (And What They Are) - National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
August 23, 2013 - New York

When architecture professor Lefteris Pavlides first wove a rigid paper diamond 35 years ago, it inspired him to create a variety of shapes out of both rigid and elastic parts. These shapes have an unusual property: when squeezed, they compress into solid structures, but when released, they spring back to their original form. The internal elastic forces maintain the shape’s integrity, thus the name “elastegrity.” Join MoMath at the latest installment of its popular Family Friday series on August 23, when Professor Pavlides will teach visitors how to fold and weave paper into rigid crystals and shape shifting elastegrities. Come learn how to make miniature marvels out of paper and math! For more information or to register, visit elastegrities.momath.org or call (212) 542-0566. Admission is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers. Location: National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), 11 E. 26th Street in Manhattan (between 5th and Madison) By Subway: Take the #6, F, M, N, or R to 23rd Street, or the #6, N, or R to 28th Street. Please note the F, M, N, and R lines run closest to the Math Encounters venue.

Gadgets & Gizmos: Parachute Design - Children's Museum of Manhattan
August 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

Kids will discover the forces that act against a falling object as they create a mini parachute to test air resistance.

Wasabassco Burlesque - Highline Ballroom
August 23, 2013 - New York

Sydni is coming! It's the Wasabassco show that pulls out all the stops with explosive numbers you can't see anywhere else. Hosted by Sydni Deveraux and starring Amanda Whip, Evelyn Vinyl, Go-Go Harder, Hazel Honeysuckle, Marlo Marquise, Medianoche, Nasty Canasta, Nikki Le Villain, Poison Ivory, and Doc Wasabassco.

Rockland Boulders - Rockland Boulders vs. New Jersey Jackals
August 23, 2013 - Pomona

Boulders "Blue Out" Night encourages fans to show their Boulder Blue colors.

$29.95 2lb. Steamed Lobster - Morton's The Steakhouse
August 23, 2013 - New York

Preschool Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
August 23, 2013 - Williamsburg

Preschoolers can enjoy new and classic picture books, sing favorite songs, and join in other playtime activities.

Movies for Kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
August 23, 2013 - Borough Park

Kids enjoy an age-appropriate movie.

Theatricks By Phil - Hollis Library
August 23, 2013 - Hollis

Magician Philip Levy entertains children of all ages in a fast-paced magic show in celebration of Summer Reading 2013. Space is limited.

Live At The LPL- Comedian Mark Brier - Levittown Public Library
August 23, 2013 - Levittown

PG-style humor about jobs, kids, current events, or anything for a laugh. "Laughter is the best medicine," Brier states. Mark has been a comedian for over 30 years and has appeared on cruise ships, comedy clubs, and resorts. Registration required. Limit 2 tickets per patron. Light refreshments served set in a cabaret atmosphere. Doors open at 7:10 p.m. You must be present when the program starts, or seats may be forfeited.

Little Playmates - Floral Park Public Library
August 23, 2013 - Floral Park

This is an ideal way to spend your morning with your little one. This class is designed to engage and stimulate your kids as they play and socialize with others. It's a special time for play and a circle fun for babies ages 12-30 months with their caregivers.

ZEPHYR Happy Hour Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
August 23, 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.

Zephyr Casino Night - New York Water Taxi
August 23, 2013 - New York

Stack your chips for ZEPHYR's Casino Night - the ultimate fête for booze, bets and roulette! Go all-in with us for our first ever Casino Night events taking place right here on the glitzy New York Harbor. Picture yourself in a glamorous casino right here in New York City as you kick off your weekend with a jackpot of casino games, a photo booth and DJ. To up the stakes, each month we pay homage to a famous casino-themed film. This is the ultimate girls/boys night, bachelor/bachelorette party, or just because it's Friday! And don't worry about losing the farm - we play with movie prop money, so everyone's a winner!** Film screenings April 12 - Casino May 17 - The Great Gatsby June 28 - Oceans 11 July 26 - Mardi Gras August 23 - Wild Wild West September 20 - Casino Royale October 11 - Leaving Las Vegas November 22 - National Lampoon's Las Vegas Vacation

Fireworks! - Playland Park
August 23, 2013 - Rye

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

Farmer's Market Fridays at QBG - Queens Botanical Garden
August 23, 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.

Elvis Tribute Spectacular - The Theatre at Westbury
August 23, 2013 - Westbury

It seems we can't get enough of this Rock n Roll King's music. Come out for a fabulous concert featuring the legendary Shawn Klush, Cody Ray Slaughter, The Sweet Inspirations, DJ Fontana, and The Fabulous Ambassadors.

Gospel Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 23, 2013 - New York

Every Sunday, for the past 9 years, the world famous HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to BB King's in a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, joyous gospel brunch-buffet show. The homestyle "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

Trove @ The Movies: 'Rise of the Guardians' - White Plains Public Library
August 23, 2013 - White Plains

This week, the TROVE Summer Film Festival presents "Rise of the Guardians," the "magical and heartwarming" hit from Dreamworks animation. When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children around the world. Rated PG (thematic elements and some mildly scary action), 97 mins.

Summer Movie Series: The Karate Kid (1984) - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
August 23, 2013 - New York

Spend Friday Nights on the Flight Deck with Intrepid's FREE Summer Movie Series! In this underdog story, a handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial arts than fighting.

Camp History Featuring Pixel Academy - New-York Historical Society
Through August 23, 2013 - New York

Cost includes daily snacks and materials. Advanced registration required; contact [email protected] before August 9th, 2013. Middle School students ages 11-13 are invited to put their imaginations to work to design, program, and play their very own digital history games about the American Revolution. Led by Museum educators, campers will become Revolutionary War experts in the galleries and behind the scenes with the help of curators, historians and conservators. Pixel Academy will introduce campers to the principles of game design and guide them towards making their very own games that they can download and take home.

�In the Still of the Night� - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
August 23, 2013 - East Meadow

Enjoy an evening of doo wop and '50s and '60s oldies with Fred Parris and the Five Satins, Frankie Lymon�s Teenagers, and Cool Change. Honoring the Knights of Columbus.

Green Teens: Great Garden Adventures - Long Island Children's Museum
Through August 23, 2013 - Garden City

Come to Our Backyard for fun-filled adventures that explore our natural world. Each week LICM Green Teens will lead visitors through an activity, craft, game or "cooking" experience with different nature-related themes. Learn fun ways to help the environment and enjoy outdoor experiences.

A Concert with Mister G - Long Island Children's Museum
August 23, 2013 - Garden City

Join Mister G, aka Ben Gundersheimer, in the LICM Theater for this fun, family concert. This performance will feature songs from his award-winning 2012 album, "Chocolalala," plus many more. Inspired by his concert tours throughout Latin America, the album features original, bilingual songs spanning a range of musical styles from bossa nova to ska, funk to folk.

Dutchess County Fair - Duchess County Fairgrounds
August 23, 2013 - Rhinebeck

For six days each August, the 144-acres fairground hosts nearly half a million visitors who come to see farm animals on display, pig races, a horse show, milking demonstrations, and a variety of free shows throughout the day. Fair-goers can shop from hundreds of vendors selling crafts, clothes, jewelry, and more. Indulge in a mind-boggling array of fair food including the fair's specialty - milk shakes made by kids in the local 4H. And if you have energy left at the end of the day, there's a carnival with rides and games that light up the summer nights. The bathrooms are always clean. Parking is plentiful. And there's a very accommodating tent for nursing mothers to take a break and get some privacy. Can't get more family-friendly then this event and once you get past the drive up to Rhinebeck, we promise your kids will enjoy themselves.

�In the Still of the Night� Featuring Fred Parris & The Five Satins, Frankie Lymon�s Teenagers, and Cool Change � Honoring The Knights of Columbus - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre-Eisenhower Park
August 23, 2013 - East Meadow

Performances in this summer concert series include genres that range from disco to classical and oldies to musical theatre, providing entertainment to a variety of music lovers. The Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre is an outdoor theater located within Eisenhower Park in East Meadow. Conveniently located near parking fields 6 and 6A, the theatre provides a venue for a full schedule of entertainment events.

Good Morning America Summer Concert Series: The Wanted - Rumsey Playfield
August 23, 2013 - Central Park, NY

Free Outdoor Movie Night - Despicable Me - Country Fair Entertainment Park
August 23, 2013 - Medford

Country Fair Entertainment Park will be featuring Despicable Me – a free film for the entire family to enjoy. Rain date: August 24.

DL1961 Trunk Show - Christopher Fischer East Hampton
August 23, 2013 - East Hampton

Please join Christopher Fischer Cashmere as they host a DL1961 Premium Denim Trunk Show at Christopher Fischer East Hampton Friday, August 23, 2013. As a part of the DL1961 Premium Denim Trunk Show, guests are invited to preview and place orders from their upcoming fall collection. Part of the event will include a “Try ‘Em and Buy ‘Em Program,” which enters every customer who tries on a pair of DL1961 jeans into a raffle for a $50 Christopher Fischer gift card, and enters every customer who buys a pair of DL1961 Premium Denim jeans into a raffle for a $100 Christopher Fischer gift card. Guests who attend the DL1961 Premium Denim Trunk Show at Christopher Fischer between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. can enjoy cocktails compliments of both designers. All guests who make a purchase at the event will receive a special gift. For additional information regarding the event, please contact Christopher Fischer East Hampton at: 631.907.0900.

Wine Tasting-Brotherhood Winery - New-York Historical Society
August 24, 2013 - New York

Join the New-York Historical Society and Caff� Storico for A Taste of New-York Wines. Throughout the summer we will be hosting a series of Saturday wine tastings featuring vineyards from all over New York State, highlighting their products with discussion of the wine-making process and the history of the vineyards. For more information, please e-mail. [email protected]

Young Discoverers: Watching Weather - Alley Pond Environmental Center
August 24, 2013 - Douglaston

Come learn what causes the weather and how the weather affects people. Who studies the weather and what instruments do they use to do this? Discoverers ages 8-12 will be taught, hands on, how to create their own weather instruments using household materials. Snack included.

Slithery Serpents - Teatown Lake Reservation
August 24, 2013 - Ossining

Snakes are the misunderstood animals of the natural world. Discover why their bad rap is undeserved and meet a few snakes from Teatown's collection.

Peppa Pig Even for Preschoolers - The Scholastic Store
August 24, 2013 - New York

FREE Peppa Pig Character Appearance and Book Reading. Spend a charming afternoon with Peppa, star of the hit animated television series, Peppa Pig. Fans age 3 and up can meet Peppa Pig in person and enjoy story time featuring her new book, Class Trip.

'Abandoned Trunks' Exhibit -Clothing and Costumes of the Gold Coast Era - North Shore Historical Museum
August 24, 2013 - Glen Cove

"Abandoned Trunks" is an exhibit of costumes and accessories of the Gold Coast. Clothing items on display were worn by notable North Shore women of the 1920s such as the ladies of Woolworth, Tiffany, Hutton, and Woodward families, as well as the Countess of Bismarck. Most of these families lived in mansions during that era.

Intermediate Canoeing - Marine Park
August 24, 2013 - Marine Park

Trained Urban Park Rangers will lead canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays. Children 8 and older are welcome.

Mathnasium Open House - Mathnasium of Scarsdale
August 24, 2013 - Scarsdale

WARNING! Your Child May Become Crazy About MATH! Let Mathnasium show you how they "make math make sense" during an afternoon of fun, games, hands-on learning, and information, as they introduce Mathnasium to Westchester. Mathnasium Learning Centers increase math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance, while building confidence and forging a positive attitude toward the subject. Each student follows a personalized learning program with the help of specially trained Mathnasium math tutors who provide instruction - and lots of warm encouragement.

Open House - My Gym Children's Fitness Center
August 24, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Since 1983, My Gym has established local facilities where children learn and grow through unique and exciting activities. My Gym Kids worldwide develop healthy minds and strong bodies under the guidance of trained and loving instructors in a safe, clean and noncompetitive environment. Kids will be entertained with gymnastics, games, relays, kickboxing and face painting. Parents can also take advantage of great enrollment specials for the fall. My Gym has classes for children 3 month-13 years old.

Summer Retrospective - Sketchbook Studio
Through August 24, 2013 - Patchogue

Sketchbook Studio is having a summer retrospective of students work. It will be held in the gallery space. Stop in and enjoy the art work of the Summer Camp 2013.

Watson Adventures' Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
August 24, 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.

Amazing Rock N Roll Scavenger Hunt - The Village Pourhouse
August 24, 2013 - New York

POGO Events presents The Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt – part scavenger hunt, part obstacle course and ALL NEW YORK. A series of clues leads you around the city performing physical and mental challenges along the way. The Rock N’ Roll edition revolves around landmarks from your favorite music and songs. Act out the lyrics where the celebrities stood, repeat those famous lines and make magic with your camera! You can sign up as a team or as an individual and we will partner you with a team. Each member of the winning team receives a New York City gift package. Everyone who crosses the finish line receives a free beer! The hunt takes three hours. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a Metrocard. One member of the team should have a smart phone (either Android or I-Phone). If you don’t, please let us know and we will pair you with someone who does. www.pogoevents.com

Surface Tension - Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Through August 24, 2013 - New York

An exhibition showcasing the work of eight dynamic artists known for pushing the boundaries of traditional materials and exploring spatial environments in new and unexpected ways. Artists include Miya Ando, Nathan Slate Joseph, Hiroshi Senju, Robert Yasuda, Judith Murray, Lee Waisler, Phaptawan Suwanakudt, and Sohan Qadri.

2nd Annual Riverhead WALK for Alzheimer's & Clambake - Grangebel Park
August 24, 2013 - Riverhead

In lieu of admission, Alzheimer's Disease Resource Center, Inc. is looking for teams and participants to actively raise money. Walkers will start at Grangebel Park, and end up at Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center. A clambake and buffet lunch will be served. Participants will have full access to the aquarium, while children take part in a scavenger hunt. All proceeds will benefit Alzheimer's Disease ResourceCenter, Inc.

Turtle Hatch Day - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
August 24, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Celebrate the hatching of baby turtles. Professional staff will be on hand to answer questions. Refreshments and turtle crafts are part of the day's activities.

Watson Adventures' High Line at Sunset Scavenger Hunt - The High Line
August 24, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults in the Meatpacking District! Sunset is the most dramatic time to enjoy the views atop New York's newest, utterly unique park, the High Line, built atop an old elevated railway. This becomes the spine of your quest to explore the Meatpacking District, the trendy "new" neighborhood that has sprung from an area of warehouses and historic buildings. You'll experience assorted chic sights, rough-and-tumble textures, savory tastes and enticing aromas. Highlights include the gourmet extravaganza that is Chelsea Market, glitzy new restaurants, boutiques, a hotel that took in survivors from the Titanic, movie locations, the blocks where Herman Melville once worked and Alexander Hamilton died, and John Lennon and Yoko Ono's home before they moved to the Dakota. Advance purchase is required. Question? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Fold Here Workshop - Gallim Dance Studio
August 24, 2013 - Brooklyn

To kick off our fall education season and to celebrate the world premiere of Andrea Miller’s newest work, Gallim Dance invites you to participate in a one-day workshop on Saturday, August 24! Dancers will discover the process behind Miller’s newest work, Fold Here. In collaboration with British set designer Jon Bausor, Israeli video artist Tal Rosner, and American lighting designer Robert Wierzel, Fold Here unfolds in an implausible universe filled with empty cardboard boxes as the basic units of all existing matter. In pursuit of the boxes’ elusive essence, the performers explore the physical, sensorial and spiritual properties of human beings—as parallel contents and containers of existence. Miller’s Fold Here was initially inspired by Raymond Carver’s short story Cathedral, in which a sighted man’s hand is guided by a blind man’s heart in drawing a cathedral. Register here: http://gallimfoldhereworkshop.eventbrite.com/ Can't make the workshop? Don't miss the preview and world premiere of Fold Here: Preview | September 22 - 23, 2013 | Guggenheim Works & Process World Premiere | September 26 - 29, 2013 | Montclair State University (NJ) Peak Performances Series Questions, please email [email protected] or call 718.622.2165

Urban Brew Fest II / Craft Beer Festival - Littlefield NYC
August 24, 2013 - Brooklyn

The immense popularity of craft beer can not be contained to specialty shops and pubs. Festivals for this heavenly alcoholic beverage are popping up citywide at venues where you would least expect them. One such event went down on 3/5/13 at “Littlefield,” a Brooklyn performance art space used to feature the likes of alternative comedy and indie rock. 700 People strolled through The first annual “Urban Brew Fest”. URBAN BREW FEST I was a prime example of how any venue with the right execution can host a tasting event and make it stand out in a way that is most of all, fun. The Urban Brew Fest Craft Beer Beer Festival is a true celebration of the craft brewing experience. We will be featuring more than 50 of the best craft & specialty brewers in one place for you to sample.

Movie Day - Field Station: Dinosaurs
August 24, 2013 - Secaucus

Dinosaurs have been the subjects of movies since the art form began. Parents can explore the cinema this weekend with an in-depth movie workshop, while the kids make a claymation dinosaur movie. Stay the day and enjoy an evening showing of the biggest dinosaur movie of all time, "Jurassic Park." Sponsored by the City of Secaucus.

Engineering Week - Long Island Science Center
Through August 24, 2013 - Riverhead

Discover what makes different kinds of structures move and work. Experiment with potential and kinetic energy and make crafts to take home.

Cuban Music Night at Casa Lever Gardens - Casa Lever
August 24, 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.

Aladdin Jr. - CM Performing Arts
August 24, 2013 - Oakdale

In the heart of an enchanted city, a commoner named Aladdin and his mischievous monkey, Abu, battle to save the free-spirited Princess Jasmine. Aladdin's whole life changes with one rub of a magic lamp as a fun-loving, shape-shifting Genie appears and grants him three wishes, setting him on an incredible journey of discovery. Through his adventures, Aladdin proves that he is a prince where it truly matters most -- on the inside.

SCI-TECH WORKSHOP: COOL LIGHT - SONY Wonder Technology Lab
August 24, 2013 - Upper East Side

How cool is light? Explore the wonders of "cool light" as you learn about phosphorescence and ??chemiluminescence. Compare the glow of a lightning bug to glow in the dark objects and experiment with the ??chemistry that makes it all happen. Create your own unique glow in the dark painting to take home. ?Reservations suggested.


TECH FOR TOTS: DIGITAL STORYTELLING - SONY Wonder Technology Lab
August 24, 2013 - Upper East Side

Bring your little ones and join a special hour of story-time. Grab one of the Sony Tablets and with just 

a swipe of a finger, dive into a digital interactive story.

djangOrchestra Performs - Nitehawk Cinema
August 24, 2013 - Brooklyn

A sales girl who has sex appeal in spades goes after a wealthy playboy in the third of Nitehawk Cinema’s LIVE + SOUND + CINEMA Vamps and Virgins program — ‘It’ — with a live score performed by djangOrchestra. In the cinematic silence of the roaring twenties Clara Bow personified the flapper – a modern woman who wanted to be able to drive, drink and stay out all night if she wanted! She’s a flapper, more fun loving and decadent that the vamp who lures men to certain doom. In It, Clara Bow plays a shopgirl who has her eye on the handsome owner of the department store she works in. Clara has ‘It’ and ‘It’ holds the promise of many happy nights and sleep-in mornings in the mind of a weak-willed prosperous man. Miss Bow’s tangled sleepy-time hair and fleshy bounce is the epitome of Brooklyn sass, manic Jazz Age energy and guilt-free sex appeal. You will love It. Mary Alouette (award-winning singer, composer, and bandleader) leads djangOrchesta. Together with her four gypsy jazzmen, she’ll orchestrate hot acoustic jazz guitar and modern textures in the style of legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt that calls forth a sound that can be described as beautiful music and dangerous rhythm. It is part of Nitehawk Cinema’s Vamps and Virgins series that explores the two sides of the leading lady spectrum in silent film.

Age of Pain(e) - Old Stone House
Through August 24, 2013 - Brooklyn

A concert presentation of short works in an evening of enlightenment in commemoration of the Battle of Brooklyn featuring multidisciplinary compositions to inspire your free thinking.

Nintendo Wii Night - The Moxie Spot
August 24, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

AFTER DARK ADVENTURES OUTDOOR MOVIES--Oz: The Great & Powerful - Shady Beach
August 24, 2013 - Norwalk

This film, based on the Oz novels by L. Frank Baum, is set 20 years before the events in the books. The movie focuses on Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time magician in a traveling circus, whose hot air balloon is carried to the Land of Oz by a tornado. In Oz, Oscar encounters three witches � Glinda (Michelle Williams), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Theodora (Mila Kunis) and is enlisted to restore order in the country, while struggling to resolve conflicts with the witches. Karate Universe is on hand for a demo before the movie.

Wet and Wild - Alley Pond Environmental Center
August 24, 2013 - Douglaston

Can't make it to the beach this weekend? Enjoy water fun at APEC instead. Get wet at the water table. Play sea shell and fish games. Handle live sand and water dwelling animals and make a wet and wild craft. Snack is included.

Young Discoverers - Watching Weather - Alley Pond Environmental Center
August 24, 2013 - Douglaston

Come learn what causes the weather and how the weather affects us. Who studies the weather and what instruments do they use to do this? Discoverers will be taught, hands on, how to create their own weather instruments using household materials. Space is limited. Snack included.

Evening at Jones Beach - Parking Field #4, Jones Beach State Park
August 24, 2013 - Wantagh

Come out and join the Singles Association of Long Island, ages 25 plus. Meet at the flagpole for a game of miniature golf and shuffleboard. For further information, call Maurice at 516-887-2342 before 10pm.

Family Art Project: Landscape Movie Scrolls - Wave Hill
August 24, 2013 - Bronx

Experience and sketch some of the delights of Wave Hill's natural landscape. Then, extend the landscape of your choice onto a paper movie scroll. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until 12pm.

Open House - Art League of Long Island
August 24, 2013 - Dix Hills

Get a glimpse of what goes on in the Art League's specialized art studios. Enjoy live art demonstrations catering to students of all ages. For the younger set Mary Nagin will conduct a Drawing and Painting demonstration. For those 14 and up, Beth Drucker demonstrates Fashion Drawing. For adults and teens 16 and up there will be a Drawing and Painting demo by Mary Nagin, Glass Bead Making by Gea Hines, Printmaking by Stephanie Navon Jacobson, and Mosaics by Libby Hintz. The public is welcome to attend the artists' reception in the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery featuring works by the award-winning artists who teach visual arts at the Art League. Also on view in the Strolling Gallery will be works created by Paul Bachem's "Theory of Landscape Painting For Beginner/Intermediate" students. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Family Field Day - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5
August 24, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Kids can take part in soccer clinics to sharpen their skills plus all kinds of field games from potato sack races, freeze tag, and relays, to fun with a giant rainbow parachute.

Vintage Baseball - Governors Island
August 24, 2013 - Governors Island

See baseball played as it was at the turn of the last century. Visit the Parade Ground and enjoy America's pastime the way it used to be played.

John McEnroe Clinic/Pre-US Open Meet and Greet - Sportime Lake Isle
August 24, 2013 - Eastchesters

With the US Open on the horizon, tennis enthusiasts of all ages in Westchester, Rockland and Connecticut will be in for a special treat when Hall of Famer John McEnroe comes to SPORTIME Lake Isle for a special morning clinic, meet and greet and autograph session on Saturday, August 24 from 10:00 to noon. McEnroe, the founder of the highly successful John McEnroe Tennis Academy (which has one of its annexes at SPORTIME Lake Isle) will be joined by a host of pros, led by All-American and former ATP Top 25 singles player and Top 5 doubles player and the new director of the JMTA Lake Isle Annex Fritz Buehning, for a morning of fun instruction and tennis at the area’s newest state of the art facility. “It is the time of the year when the whole area is talking tennis, with the start of the US Open coming, and we are excited to have John come to Lake Isle for what will be a memorable experience for all involved,” said Eric Fromm, Sportime’s Managing Director for Long Island and Westchester, and himself a former top 40 world-ranked player. “Our $6.5 million facility is the best in Westchester, and we are looking forward to showing it off with John’s help and getting more people involved in the game.” The event will be held at SPORTIME Lake Isle, 660 White Plains Road in Eastchester. Young players will have the opportunity to take part in drills with the JMTA/SPORTIME staff and try out for several open spots for the fall session of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy. Now in its fourth year, the Academy, originated at SPORTIME Randall’s Island, now has annexes in Bethpage, Long Island and Lake Isle as well. It is the fastest-growing and most progressive tennis academy in the country. McEnroe will also introduce Buehning as the latest senior member of his team at JMTA. One of the most respected coaches in the game, the New Jersey native was a Pac 10 Player of the Year, NCAA Champion and All-American at UCLA before turning pro and eventually reaching a career high #21 in singles and #4 in doubles, with the highlight coming in 1983, when he partnered with Van Winitsky, to reach US Open Finals, losing to the legendary team of Peter Fleming and McEnroe. The event on the 24rd is free, however, parents of children interested in playing are requested to register via email at [email protected] Updates will also be posted on the SPORTIME Lake Isle homepage at www.SportimeNY.com/Lake-Isle. Proper tennis attire must be worn.

Crafts For Kids- Lakeshore - Lakeshore Learning Store
August 24, 2013 - New Hyde Park

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

Twin Mom Talk - Parents R Talking
August 24, 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.

Saturday Brunch on the Hudson at ArtSide NYC - 40th Street at the New York Waterway Terminal
August 24, 2013 - New York

Live Music - spinning House and Open Format. $30 Brunch includes: Entree and 2 Brunch Cocktails (Mimosa, Champagne, Bellini, or Prosecco); RSVP for Brunch by texting Eric Virgil @ 917-664-2686 or email [email protected] Carafe: $45 Sangria Carafe, $55 Mojito Carafe. Bottle Specials: 3 Bottles of Moet & Chandon Brut for $300, 5 Bottles of Prosecco for $300. Tax and Tip not Included. 2 Bottles for $450 Absolut Flavors. Tax and Tip not included. For Table Reservation, Brunch Reservation or general information, text Eric Virgil @ 917-664-2686, email [email protected] or go to www.ericvirgil.com Dresscode: Dress to impress. Brunch Attire a must. High End. Age: 21 and over. Website: artsidenyc.com We are a Social Art environment that creates an experience to enjoy Music, Drinks and Food while viewing works of art from both local and international artists. This unique venue will be a mainstay for both the local community and visitors from abroad. Getting ready to host one of the coolest Brunches in New York starting this August, Art:Side is ready to create a space on the Hudson like no other.

Back 2 School Bash - Connecticut Science Center
August 24, 2013 - Hartford

Enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, family-friendly entertainment, and your last chance to see the blockbuster exhibit MathAlive! Meet Buddy, the friendly T-Rex, from the PBS Kids show Dinosaur Train.

Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour - Prospect Park Imagination Playground
August 24, 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.

Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run / Anti-Gun Violence Walk - Harlem Week
August 24, 2013 - New York

HARLEM WEEK 2013 in concert with New York Road Runners will co-host the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run and the regional “Anti-Gun Violence” Walk for Peace in our Region on Saturday, August 24th starting at 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, Manhattan. •The 5K run starts at 8:30 a.m. •The “Anti-Gun Violence” Walk will begin at 10:00 a.m. •The Walk will be followed by a 50th Anniversary Tribute to the historic March on Washington. The pre-registration fee for the 5K run ranges from $25-$30 per person and the pre-registration fee for the anti-gun violence walk is $25 per person. Participants can register in advance up to August 22nd at www.nyrr.org. Proceeds from the event will benefit Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E. and Harlem Arts Alliance, supporting anti-gun violence and children educational initiatives.

Somerset Patriots - Long Island Ducks
August 24, 2013 - Central Islip

Somerset Patriots take on The Long Island Ducks.

“Let’s Kick This” hosts Soccer Tournament in support of Voices Against Brain Cancer - Chelsea Waterside Park
August 24, 2013 - New York

“Let’s Kick This” invites the Tri-State community to sign up and participate in its inaugural “Let’s Kick This Charity Soccer Tournament” on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Chelsea Waterside Park (W 23rd Street & 11th Avenue) for the benefit of Voices Against Brain Cancer. The Co-Ed tournament is 5 versus 5 and is designed for all levels of play. Ages 18 and older are invited to participate. The “Let’s Kick This Charity Soccer Tournament,” sponsored by McDonald Metal Roofing Company and Backstage.com among other NYC companies and firms, will benefit Voices Against Brain Cancer, whose mission is to find a cure for brain cancer by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness within the medical community and supporting patients, their families and caregivers afflicted with this devastating disease. Due to the overwhelming support of the tournament’s sponsors, it is now free to enter and play. Donations are encouraged. All proceeds from the event go to Voices Against Brain Cancer. All players will receive a complimentary event T-shirt and awards will be given to the top team from each bracket. Cost: Free – Participants can register online and/or donate at www.letskickthis.com.

Ted Alexandro, Mike Vecchione, Rich Vos & more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
August 24, 2013 - New York

Midnight: Ari Shaffir, Carly Aquilino, Pete Lee & more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
August 24, 2013 - New York

Rich Vos, Big Jay Oakerson, Paul Virzi & more! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
August 24, 2013 - New York

Jets vs. Giants Game: All-You-Can-Eat Menu - Firehouse Tavern
August 24, 2013 - New York

Upper West Side sports bar Firehouse Tavern is the place to be for 2013's first battle of New York football supremacy: During the Giants versus Jets NFL pre-season game that starts at 7 pm on Saturday, August 24th, fans can feast on all-you-can-eat chicken wings, sexy fries, chips and salsa for just $19.99 per person. Firehouse Tavern is a split-level spot with 13 flat screen TVs in the bar and dining areas. Their wings are legendary! Order them basted with BBQ Sauce, Bubba's Style (a best of both worlds mix of bbq sauce and buffalo sauce) or with classic Buffalo Sauce available in four different spice levels: Mild, Medium, Hot or Inferno, which boasts a mouthful of chili sauce in every bite. Firehouse's sexy fries are fresh cut waffle spuds seasoned with an array of secret spices, plus their tortilla chips and salsa are both made in house.

Late Night Session: Theo Hill Trio - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through August 24, 2013 - New York

As a pianist, keyboardist, and composer Theo Hill has emerged as a fresh voice on the New York scene, known for his versatility, originality, and sensitivity. Featured on the cover of Pure Jazz Magazine and hailed by The Revivalist as a young veteran of the NYC jazz scene whose extensive study of various styles led to a prolific career as a leader and sideman, he has performed with Charles Tolliver, Frank Lacy, Bill Saxton, Lenny White, Victor Bailey, and Wallace Roney. His trio has featured rising stars Joe Sanders, E.J. Strickland, Marcus Gilmore, and Obed Calvaire. For this appearance at Dizzy's Hill will pay tribute to pianist Kenny Kirkland.

Crafts for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
August 24, 2013 - Garden City

Bring your kids to this bakery/cafe for a free craft any time between 12-4pm. Reservations not required. Craft changes every week.

Laughing Buddha Comedy with Jeff Lawrence, Mike Vecchione and More! - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
August 24, 2013 - New York

Jack and the Beanstalk - John W. Engeman Theater
August 24, 2013 - Northport

In this lively musical tale, Jack sells his beloved cow Suzette for a handful of supposedly magical beans, much to his mother's dismay. But, to their surprise an enormous beanstalk has grown overnight. Jack becomes charmed by the kind, and culinarily gifted, Mrs. O., and steels himself to defeat the monstrous Ogre. In the end Jack takes down the Ogre, and saves the hen that lays golden eggs, a magical harp, and the Ogre's wife.

RECESS Bocce - Governors Island
August 24, 2013 - Governors Island

Itchy for bocce anyone? Join RECESS for a day of outdoor fun in the sun as 32 creative organizations put their lawn skills to the test, rolling and knocking off each others bocce balls on the makeshift grass courts on Colonel's Row. Festivities include free bike rides, food vendors, a beer/wine tent and guest deejays. Plus a few public courts. recessnewyork.com for more information.

Tales to Tails - Wilton Library
August 24, 2013 - Wilton

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing therapy dogs to the library for children to read to. The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and actually look forward to reading. Children must read independently to participate in this program. registration is required.

Jackson Pollock Family Drip Painting Workshop - Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
August 24, 2013 - East Hampton

Families tour the Pollock-Krasner House and studio, followed by a drip painting workshop for children. Pre-register online.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'Care Bears II: A New Generation' - Jacob Burns Film Center
August 24, 2013 - Pleasantville

The youngest kids will love this story of good winning out over evil. When the dastardly Dark Heart introduces selfishness and jealousy to a group of campers, True Heart Bear and Noble Heart Horse lead the gang on their first Caring Mission. With the first appearance of the Care Bear Cubs. 1986. 76 mins. Rated G.

Mostly Mozart - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 24, 2013 -

This year's Festival will offer more than 50 events spanning concerts, opera productions, pre-concert lectures and recitals, late-night performances, a film screening, and premieres of new works. The Mostly Mozart Festival 2013 marks the 11th anniversary of Louis Langree as Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director. Maestro Langree will lead nine concerts with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, including a FREE preview concert on July 27. A major highlight of the 2013 Festival is the thematic focus on the rich musical lineage between Mozart and Beethoven, with several concerts throughout the Festival pairing music by both composers.

Arthur Ashe Kids' Day Presented by Hess - USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
August 24, 2013 - Flushing

The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center comes alive with fun tennis activities and entertainment for the entire family beginning at 9:30 am. Free admission. Stadium Show begins at 1:00 pm with the coolest music and tennis stars rockin' the house! Tickets required for Stadium Show. Performers include Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Coco Jones, Lawson, and Cazzette as well as world No. 1's Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, five-time US Open champion Roger Federer and world No. 1 wheelchair tennis champion David Wagner.

Sidewalk Art - The Skyscraper Museum
August 24, 2013 - New York

Kids will sketch plans of buildings they know, such as their home or school, then use chalk to draw their buildings on the sidewalk in front of the Museum. We will collectively create a colorful and creative city skyline! All ages. 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.

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
August 24, 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".

DOTTY DOT!- EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED - The Secret Theatre
August 24, 2013 - Long Island City

EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED 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.

Robbie Rivera - Juicy Beach, Governors Island
August 24, 2013 - New York

Rain or shine. Lineup includes Robbie Rivera, Sick Individuals, Paris & Simo, Paige, Mysto & Pizzi, Jus Jack

Serpent Day - Staten Island Zoo
August 24, 2013 - Staten Island

Come see snakes outside of their glass tanks. Keeper talks and presentations of the Zoo's exhibit snakes will thrill even the most seasoned snake lover. Guess the weight and length of our biggest and smallest snakes for fantastic prizes. Lots of snake feedings and opportunities to touch these beautiful creatures.

Fairy Tales of Broadway - Long Island City Library
August 24, 2013 - Long Island City

Princesses, heroes, and villains aren't only found in storybooks...they are also found on Broadway. Many familiar children's stories have been produced as award-winning Broadway musicals including Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, and Shrek. Just completing an 8 year run of performances with Lincoln Center's Meet the Artist School Series, acclaimed Broadway actress Teri Dale Hansen hits the road to bring the fairy tales of Broadway to Queens for some family fun. Children (ages 3 and up),and their parents participate and sing along to cherished songs, create a five-minute fairy tale, and move to the music in this fairy tale exploration. Performance includes a Q&A with the artists.

Christian Dance Day - Quassy Amusement Park
August 24, 2013 - Middlebury

Christian praise dance teams perform at the Carousel Theatre.

Your Attention Ladies and Gentlemen - NY Transit Museum
August 24, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Kids will learn the history of the subway's public address announcements surrounded by the vintage cars on our platform level. After, they'll head to the Technology Lab and become the conductor by creating announcements of their own.

Tropical Oasis Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
August 24, 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
August 24, 2013 - Cortlandt Manor

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

Auditions for A Merry Mini Nutcracker - Integral Ballet
August 24, 2013 - Merrick

Auditions are currently being held for the 'Merry Mini Nutcracker.' The performance will take place on Sunday, December 1st at 1pm. Rehearsals will take place on Saturday and Sunday evenings throughout the fall, depending on your role. Be sure to indicate your preferred rehearsal time and availability upon auditioning. Visit integralballet.com for details or to sign up to audition.

Sidewalk Art - The Skyscraper Museum
August 24, 2013 - Battery Park City

Kids will sketch plans of buildings they know, such as their home or school, then use chalk to draw their buildings on the sidewalk in front of the Museum. Everyone will collectively create a colorful and creative city skyline. All workshops are located at The Skyscraper Museum at 39 Battery Place. Registration is requested by Friday at 5pm. To sign up for the Family Program newsletter, or for more information, email education[at]skyscraper[dot]org or call 212-945-6324.

Christian Singles Reverse Retreat - Affinity Manhattan
Through August 24, 2013 - New York City

New York, New York here we come! Christian singles from around the world will gather in New York City for two days of excellent fun and excitement. The best relationships begin with friendship. This is your special invitation to join us as we forge new friendships, and share an incredible weekend “celebrating possibilities for the future!”

Bjork's 'Biophilia' Multimedia Workshops - Children's Museum of Manhattan
August 24, 2013 - Upper West Side

Children and families explore Bjork's "Biophilia" apps through CMOM's unique musical experiences, hands-on science experiments, and dance.

Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra - Closing Night: The Last Three Symphonies - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through August 24, 2013 -

The 2013 Mostly Mozart Festival comes to an exhilarating conclusion with Louis Langree and the Festival Orchestra performing Mozart's magnificent final triptych of symphonies, including the "Jupiter."

Recess: Bocce - Governors Island
August 24, 2013 - Governors Island

Watch and learn to play Bocce, then put your lawn skills to the test, rolling and knocking off each other's bocce balls on the makeshift grass courts on Colonel's Row. Festivities include free bike rides, food vendors, a beer/wine tent and guest deejays. Plus a few public courts.

HUDSON RIVER PARK BLUES BBQ -
August 24, 2013 -

Back for the 14th year, Hudson River Park's annual Blues BBQ Festival brings the best Blues bands from across the country together with the finest New York City BBQ restaurants for a fantastic summer day on the river. Vendors include Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Brother Jimmy's BBQ, among others. Artist lineup: Kaki King Tracy Nelson Heritage Blues Orchestra Nikki Hill Lucky Peterson featuring Tamara Peterson

OutDoor Family Fitness - The Shops at Atlas Park
August 24, 2013 - Glendale

The family that plays together stays together. See what can happen when the family plays together while getting in shape.

Butterfly Garden Volunteer Clean Up - Lenoir Nature Preserve
August 24, 2013 - Yonkers

Help spruce up the Beverly E. Smith Butterfly Garden with other volunteers, enjoy light refreshments in the morning and a thank-you barbeque at 1pm. Weeding, chipping, and watering of the bird and butterfly habitat. Call for more information.

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.

Vintage Baseball - Governors Island
August 24, 2013 - Governors Island

See baseball played as it was at the turn of the last century

Warm Up 2013 - MoMA PS1
August 24, 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 Caribou (DJ set) / Merge / London, UK Museum of Love (DJ set) / DFA / New York, NY Stellar OM Source (Live) / RVNG Intl / Antwerp, Belgium Pional / Hivern Discs / Barcelona, Spain Empress Of / Brooklyn, NY Terreke / L.I.E.S. / Brooklyn, NY

PINKALICIOUS - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
August 24, 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
August 24, 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.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
August 24, 2013 - Garden City

Kids will be up to their elbows in goop, guts, shaving cream and play-doh. Everyone will have fun when you join in for the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after. Except for the museum staff. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to age 4.

53rd Annual Scottish Festival and Games - Old Westbury Gardens
August 24, 2013 - Old Westbury

With bagpipes, caber tossing, and highland dancing, the Scottish Games is one of the highlights of the season. It is believed that the games were begun by the ancient highland chieftains to help them select the strongest men for their armies. The Long Island Scottish Clan MacDuff, co-host of the event, always provides lots of entertainment during this festival. Be sure to catch the Grand Opening Ceremony at 12:30pm as the bagpipers march down the North Lawn to open the games.

Dutchess County Fair - Duchess County Fairgrounds
August 24, 2013 - Rhinebeck

For six days each August, the 144-acres fairground hosts nearly half a million visitors who come to see farm animals on display, pig races, a horse show, milking demonstrations, and a variety of free shows throughout the day. Fair-goers can shop from hundreds of vendors selling crafts, clothes, jewelry, and more. Indulge in a mind-boggling array of fair food including the fair's specialty - milk shakes made by kids in the local 4H. And if you have energy left at the end of the day, there's a carnival with rides and games that light up the summer nights. The bathrooms are always clean. Parking is plentiful. And there's a very accommodating tent for nursing mothers to take a break and get some privacy. Can't get more family-friendly then this event and once you get past the drive up to Rhinebeck, we promise your kids will enjoy themselves.

Sky Hunters in Flight - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
August 24, 2013 - Cornwall

The nature center hosts this special live raptor program presented by falconer Brian Bradley. Visitors will see a variety of predatory birds from all over the world. Pre-paid registration is required.

Lamaze Weekend Series - Nyack Hospital
August 24, 2013 - Nyack

This class is ideal for the couple with limited time to attend childbirth classes. The session is held over a weekend (Saturday and Sunday) with six hours of class each day. Class content is the same as the six-week course: relaxation, breathing techniques, and coaching techniques are emphasized. Includes tour of Nyack Hospital's Maternity Center. Registration is required.

Moon River Hike - Connetquot River State Park
August 24, 2013 - Oakdale

Take advantage of the fresh evening air with a pleasant walk along the meandering moonlit trails of the preserve. Call 631-581-1072 to register.

Arthur Ashe Kids' Day - USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center
August 24, 2013 - Queens

The 18th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day presented by Hess kicks-off the 2013 US Open tennis tournament in New York on Saturday, Aug. 24 with fun for the entire family. Arthur Ashe Kids' Day introduces kids to the sport of tennis while bringing families together for a fun, interactive experience and honors tennis legend, humanitarian and leader, Arthur Ashe. Children of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate in tennis clinics, play interactive games, hear live music from up-and-coming acts and check out tennis' biggest stars up close and personal. The family festival begins on the grounds and concludes with a blockbuster stadium show that features tennis exhibitions with world's top-ranked players and musical performances by the summer's hottest acts. Superstars that have hit the stage and court at Arthur Ashe Kids' Day through the years include: Justin Bieber, The Wanted, Cary Rae Jepson, Jonas Brothers, Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Demi Lovato and Ne-Yo, along with Andy Roddick, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Serena Williams.

Summer Concert Films: U2: Rattle and Hum - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
August 24, 2013 - Greenvale

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post announces a brand-new summer concert film and concert documentary series. The films will be shown on Tilles Center's 40' x 20' mega-screen, with sound coming through the theatre's state of the art Premium JBL Line Array Speaker System. Refreshments are available for purchase throughout the evening, and audiences are encouraged to come early and enjoy the beautiful setting on the LIU Post campus. Picnic on the lawn and the Plaza before heading inside; select evenings throughout the summer feature live music by The Moonshine Band. Post-show, the band and the party move back outside (or to the Atrium in case of rain) to let the movie, the music, and the summer evening resonate before heading home. The 1987 North American tour of the great rock band, fresh from the success of their best-selling album, The Joshua Tree. Concert footage and behind-the-scenes extras includes Bono speaking his mind about the problems of his homeland.

Works In Progress Exhibit - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through August 25, 2013 - SoHo

Works In Progress is an ever-evolving exhibition that turns the CMA gallery into a blank canvas for artistic exploration, as well as a working studio, where guest artists invite visitors to assist them in their art making process. Works in Progress will offer visitors the opportunity to work collaboratively with special guest artists on a range of collaborative workshops, adding work to the walls and corners of the gallery as it is created. Throughout each project, visitors will be encouraged to ask questions about the artistic process, and gain a better understanding of the aesthetic decisions artists make in creating their work.

Comedy of Sorrows - HERE Arts Center
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

Hybrid Theatre Works will present the U.S. Premiere of one of the first pieces of Egyptian theatre to emerge from the Egyptian uprising: Ibrahim El-Husseini's Comedy of Sorrows. Comedy of Sorrows (Commedia Al-Ahzaan) follows a young university-educated Egyptian woman who, through a series of encounters with different members of society, comes to realize that she had been oblivious to the poverty and misery of her fellow Egyptians. The play presents a collective and unsentimental account of a nation’s awakening. Through a unique combination of vivid poetry and colloquial dialogue, it celebrates the uprising of a people, while at the same time anticipating the uncertainty and tumult of a nation struggling to transition to democracy. Comedy of Sorrows will be directed by Egyptian-American Tracy Cameron Francis. The production will feature a multi-ethnic cast including: award winning actress Najla Said* (Palestine /NYTW), 9 Parts of Desire/Seattle Rep), Adi Hanash (Chad Diety/Wooly Mammoth, White Collar), Paul Kelly*, Lily Balsen*, Celeste Muñiz*, Raphael Eilenberg*, Gordon Kupperstein*, Sara Oliva*, Bobbac Kashani, Laura Riveros, Youness Tahiri. Set Design by Yin-Chiao Liao, Music by Ryan Anthony Francis, Sound byJulian Mesri, Lighting by Mike Megliola, choreography by Rebecca Martinez. First performed in July, 2011 at Cairo’s Al-Ghad Theatre, Comedy of Sorrows won accolades from some of Egypt’s most influential critics and scholars. In her review for Al-Ahram newspaper, professor and critic Nehad Seleiha called the play an “emotionally poignant and aesthetically cathartic theatrical experience.” Poet and critic Girgus Shukry wrote in the Journal of Radio and Television that while “we may agree or disagree with [El-Husseini’s] method of treatment, no one will dispute the fact that we are witnessing a major creative work… in which the author chooses to ask questions rather than offer ready-made answers.”

Festival de las Flores - Queens Botanical Garden
Through August 25, 2013 - Flushing

Come see the Colombian floral artisans who are coming to NY for the Festival de las Flores (August 18 and August 25) as they assemble their unique creations. They will be at QBG from 10-5 on 8/16 and 8/17 before the 10 am 8/18 Queens Parade (which will be on 111th street at Flushing Meadows Park), and again at QBG from 8/20-24 before the 10 am 8/25 Manhattan parade (which will be on Central Park West and 106th street). Both parades are free to the public, and admission to QBG to view the artists beforehand is included with Garden entry fee ($4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 for students with ID and children 3-12).

Hot Dog Pig Races - Long Island Game Farm
Through August 25, 2013 - Manorville

There are five races each show. These awkward, but cute and cuddly, racing animals fascinate spectators. These natural comedians bolt from the starting gate and race around the track snorting and squealing, stubby legs churning and curly tails sailing along behind.

Glenview Tours - Hudson River Museum
Through August 25, 2013 - Yonkers

Junior docents greet you at Glenview's front door and provide interpretive experiences as you walk through the 1876 home. Learn what it would be like to visit the Trevors, the family who built and lived in the home over a century ago. See a Victorian dining room, parlor, library, and Great Hall. August 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Festival de las Flores - Queens Botanical Garden
Through August 25, 2013 - Flushing

Come see the Colombian floral artisans who are coming to NY for the Festival de las Flores (August 18 and August 25) as they assemble their unique creations. They will be at QBG from 10-5 on 8/16 and 8/17 before the 10 am 8/18 Queens Parade (which will be on 111th street at Flushing Meadows Park), and again at QBG from 8/20-24 before the 10 am 8/25 Manhattan parade (which will be on Central Park West and 106th street). Both parades are free to the public, and admission to QBG to view the artists beforehand is included with Garden entry fee ($4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 for students with ID and children 3-12).

Endangered Species: The Music of Wayne Shorter - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola is proud to host this CD Release event, coinciding with Wayne Shorter's 80th birthday. Endangered Species: The Music of Wayne Shorter is a twelve-piece band devoted to reimagining and approaching Shorter's music the way he does, as an ever-changing, ever-evolving body of work. The music spans nearly half a century of Shorter's prolific career, says director/arranger David Weiss. "My goal with this band was to present music from every era of Wayne's lengthy, diverse career; from his Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers days, through his stint with Miles Davis, his electric years, and up to his most current quartet [which just earned Shorter Best Artist, Best Group, and Best Album in DownBeat Magazine)."

Thespis Theater Festival: Ebbie and Mol and the Apocalypse Song - Cabrini Repertory Theater
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

In the not-so-distant future, Ebbie, a recent widow, arrives at the doorstep of her sister-in-law’s bed-and-breakfast in the French Alps. Instantly, they are bound to each other for the rest of their lives as they are the last two specimens of the human race. Monday August 19th: 9 PM; Friday August 23rd: 6 PM; Sunday August 25th: 3 PM.

From Idea to Screenplay - Gotham Comedy Club
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

Contrary to popular belief, comedy is a craft that can be learned. Comedy screenwriting, like all other disciplines of writing, has its own rules, rhythms, and form. In the professional world there are many different career paths for the professional comedy writer, and each of these has its own unique styles and formats. This workshop will teach students how to properly structure a feature length comedy screenplay. Students will come prepared with 5-10 movie ideas. We'll choose the best, most sale-able 'high concept' idea. Then, students will learn (with materials) how to take that kernel of an idea and how to lay out the bones of a feature film. I will also then use scenes from a popular Hollywood comedy to illustrate the concepts that I will teach. The next day students will work on the structural landmarks for their ideas and I will assist help them (with feedback from the class) in crafting an in-depth outline from which to write their film. Workshop Dates: Saturday, August 24th 10:30AM - 3:30PM Sunday, August 25th 10:30AM - 3:30PM

Fringe Festival - Various
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

FringeNYC - The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days, with 1200 incredible performances throughout 20 venues. This year marks its 17th anniversary.

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.

ID POP SHOP 2 Week Summer Fling - Chelsea Market
Through August 25, 2013 - New York City

By popular demand, ID POP SHOP, the independent designer shopping experience, will be returning for a two-week summer fling at Chelsea Market this August! Normally a one-week event, ID POP SHOP but has been extended to two weeks to showcase over two dozen independent New York brands. Curated by designer-entrepreneurs Barbara Wilkinson and Raoul Calleja, ID Pop Shop is beloved by fans of high quality, original jewelry, clothing and art. This August 12-25 ID Pop Shop will feature more art (such as Paintings by Yvoni), new jewelry designers (Daniela Boari, Raul Frisneda and more!) and fan-favorite fashion apparel designers (such as naturevsfuture and BHON).

Land Marks - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 25, 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.

Tour Guide Talk - Concorde, Plane of the Future? - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through August 25, 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 August 25, 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 August 25, 2013 - New York

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

LIC Flea & Food - LIC Flea & Food
Through August 25, 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.

Anat Cohen & Choro Aventuroso - 54 Below
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

The young Israeli clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen celebrates the New York premiere of her Choro Aventuroso band. Anat collaborates with contemporary Brazilian and American musicians to create a passionate, swinging blend of jazz, samba, classic chorinhos and constant surprise.

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.

Queens Surface - Flushing Queens Library
Through August 28, 2013 - Flushing

“Queens Surface” is a montage of forty photographs that capture the subtle details in the quality of light and architectural forms of the Queens of yesterday and today. Michelle Cheikin depicts a reverence for a borough of New York City that is under-represented in the arts. Over the past ten years, she has taken medium-format, color negative images that trace a layering of forms. With her attention to subdued color, vacant spaces, and reflections, Michelle observes the Queens of yesterday, as it disappears in renovation and development.

A Time for Burning: Cinema of the Civil Rights Movement - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through August 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, BAMcinématek presents 40 films documenting the period of the civil rights movement leading up to the March and the waves of legislation that passed in the years following it. Culled from 28 private film and television archives, collectors, studios and public libraries, these films create a sweeping portrait of what's often called the heroic era of the civil rights movement in documentary, Hollywood and independent film.

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.

Farmers Market - Rockefeller Center
Through August 30, 2013 - New York

Dozens of farms from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania will showcase their specialty products including fresh produce, meat, flowers, baked goods, cheeses, wine and more at Rockefeller Center Plaza, located on 50th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan. The Rockefeller Center Farmers Market is sponsored by Ocean Spray and organized by the GrowNYC Greenmarket. Access is free and open to the public.

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.

Manhattan Youth Ballet 2013 Summer Intensive - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through August 30, 2013 - New York

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center announces Manhattan Youth Ballet’s Summer Intensive at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center at 248 W. 60th Street, NYC (between Amsterdam and West End Avenues) in the Lincoln Center area. Manhattan Youth Ballet offers a comprehensive three-week Summer Intensive in August to prepare dancers to return to their year-round programs. With a distinguished faculty from the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and The Kirov Ballet, as well as with contemporary classes, Pilates, and pas de deux / partnering, each student will receive an extremely well-rounded experience to improve both their technique and artistry. There will be an end-of-program performance at the state-of-the-art MMAC Theater for family, friends and invited industry guests. Modeled after the great schools of Europe, this pre-professional program is the only one of its kind in this country. Former students of Manhattan Youth Ballet now dance with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Washington Ballet, Nederland Dans Theatre and Complexion among others. The Manhattan Youth Ballet Summer Intensive is under the direction of Executive Artistic Director Rose Caiola and Artistic Advisor Daniel Ulbricht. Deborah Wingert leads the faculty that includes Head of Classical Repertoire Marina Stavitskaya, Choreographer-in-Residence Brian Reeder, Head of Primary Levels Natalia Boesch, Peter O’Brien, Erin Fogarty, Karen Lacy, Attila Joey Csiki, and Jennifer Damsky. Instruction will also be provided by additional guest faculty from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Ballet School of Stamford, including: Dena Abergel, School of American Ballet; Ashley Bouder, New York City Ballet; Igor Burlak, Boston Ballet School; Herman Cornejo, American Ballet Theatre; Robert Fairchild, New York City Ballet; Nicole Graniero, American Ballet Theatre; Adam Hendrickson, formerly of New York City Ballet; Maria Kowroski, New York City Ballet; Tiler Peck, New York City Ballet; Amar Ramasar, New York City Ballet; Michael Vernon, Indiana University and Ballet School of Stamford; Wendy Whelan, New York City Ballet; Roman Zhurbin, American Ballet Theatre. Last year, MYB announced a scholarship program for all boys ages 8-22. The Benny Caiola Men of Merit Scholarship offers the opportunity for motivated young men to train with today's leading male dancers as well as distinguished choreographers. Heading this scholarship program will be NYCB Principal Dancer and MYB Artistic Advisor, Daniel Ulbricht. Featured faculty will include Daniel Ulbricht, Brian Reeder, Peter O'Brien, Michael Vernon, Maxim Beloserkovsky among others. Additional guests include ABT's Herman Cornejo, Daniil Simkin and Craig Salstein as well as NYCB's Robert Fairchild, Amar Ramasar and Adam Hendrickson. Dedicated Men's technique and variations classes are offered 3 times a week as well as partnering twice a week. MYB's male students will have the unique opportunity to be mentored by these artists. About Manhattan Youth Ballet - Modeled with an emphasis on European classical ballet, Manhattan Youth Ballet (MYB) offers world-class training in a nurturing environment focused on discipline, precision and artistry. MYB is the culmination of Ms. Rose Caiola’s effort for the past seventeen years to create a viable, curriculum-based ballet academy in Manhattan in order to serve the needs of the multifaceted community. Principal members of the faculty have received their training in schools such as the The Kirov Ballet, School of American Ballet, and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. The faculty strives to bring out the individual potential of each student with an emphasis on artistry as well as technique to create truly versatile dancers for the current dance world. Manhattan Youth Ballet has acquired a reputation for excellent teaching in an intimate and individually supportive environment. The school’s graduates have danced professionally with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballet de España, San Francisco Ballet and Complexions. Education is a top priority at Manhattan Youth Ballet and the school has numerous community outreach programs to promote dance education. Since moving to its new home at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center in September 2008, over 2,500 New York City school children have participated in lecture demonstrations and/or been MYB’s invited guests at full-length performances. For more information, visit www.manhattanyouthballet.org. About Manhattan Movement & Arts Center - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center was developed by Rose Caiola as the home of the Manhattan Youth Ballet. Ms. Caiola, a former dancer and actress, founded the academy in the fall of 1994 as Studio Maestro at 48 W. 68th Street, and today serves as the youth ballet’s executive artistic director. As the ballet academy grew, the search for a larger space inspired in Ms. Caiola a highly personal vision of a studio and theater complex that would encompass all aspects of dance education and performance. mmac opened its doors in June 2008, occupying a dramatic bi-level space within The Element, a luxury high-rise condominium. mmac’s theater, has become a popular off-broadway venue for both sit down and limited run productions. mmac’s studios host a variety of classes including open ballet and fitness, a full mmac kids curriculum, as well as a number of Broadway Workshops and rehearsals with stars such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Natalie Portman, and Alec Baldwin. For more information about mmac, visit www.manhattanmovement.com.

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.

Farmers Market - Rockefeller Center Plaza
Through August 30, 2013 - Midtown

Dozens of farms from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania showcase their specialty products including fresh produce, meat, flowers, baked goods, cheeses, wine, and more at the annual Rockefeller Center Farmers Market from Wednesday, July 24 through Friday, Aug. 30, Wednesday-Friday each week, 8am-4pm, at Rockefeller Center Plaza, located on 50th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The Rockefeller Center Farmers Market is sponsored by Ocean Spray and organized by the GrowNYC Greenmarket. Access is free and open to the public.

inToAsia: Time-based Art Festival 2013 - MicroCities - Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
Through August 31, 2013 - New York

Curated by CHEN Wei-ching, Joanne and LAI Lih-huei (Josiane). In recent years, social and economic developments in East Asia have produced drastic changes in its urban landscape and introduced architectural diversity in its many cities. While developments in metropolis are inevitable, economic booms also affect small cities evolving into dense, fast-paced, technology-oriented societies. Changes in culture, ideology, social/economic structures, as well as ecological environment accompany this process of reconstruction. Dramatic changes in city landscape are prominent and obvious, but the collapse of the social system and its metamorphosis are not immediately apparent, and necessitates an in-depth examination of the global trends affecting life in the City. "MicroCities" gathers together a group of time-based art, including videos, shorts, animations, kinetic installations, and real-time sound art performances. Coming from Taiwan, Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, and India, these artists, with varying cultural and social backgrounds, reflect on their life experiences in relation to the world-wide social issues associated with a global culture, and how this affects the dynamics of the rising East Asian cities as a whole.

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.

Digitally Remastered Seminal 1978 Jack Goldstein Video "The Jump" - Times Square
Through August 31, 2013 - New York

Pioneering artist Jack Goldstein’s seminal 1978 film “The Jump” will be shared with New Yorkers and visitors amidst the modern digital frenzy of Times Square in the August “Midnight Moment”, a synchronized program on over fifteen of the largest digital signs in Times Square. Goldstein’s work will premiere just before midnight on August 1st and play every night throughout August from 11:57 p.m. – midnight. The “Midnight Moment” is a presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. This month's program coincides with the critically-acclaimed first American retrospective of the artist at The Jewish Museum. This comprehensive exhibition frames Goldstein as a central and influential figure of the “Pictures Generation” of the 1970s and 1980s and runs through September 29, 2013. Goldstein’s 16mm film, “The Jump,” shows slow-motion footage of a diver performing dives in succession. The diver’s iridescent body floats against a blackened backdrop, disappearing and reappearing with each completed jump. The artist used the innovative animation technique of rotoscoping to show a leaping diver, his form a blur of red and sparkling gold, performing a somersault and disintegrating into fragments, introducing a new language of picture making in the 1970’s. Shown on over fifteen of the largest digital screens in Times Square Monthly Program from the Times Square Advertising Coalition and Times Square Arts August 2013, every night from 11:57pm – midnight

Free Art Workshops By the Water’s Edge - Van der Donck Park at the Saw Mill River Daylighting
Through August 31, 2013 - Yonkers

Bring the family -- children and teens are welcome -- to participate in art activities that bring us all closer to the river and estuary. Workshops conducted by local artists in partnership with Groundwork Hudson Valley will be held from 10:30am-12pm and 12:30-2pm on Saturdays through August 31 in Van der Donck Park at the Saw Mill River Daylighting in Downtown Yonkers.

Art & Science Sundays on The Science Barge - The Science Barge
Through August 31, 2013 - Yonkers

Every Sunday, the Science Barge on Yonkers' waterfront invites children ages 4-10 for hands-on Art & Science workshops. Children and adults can cross the gangplank and come aboard for everything from building take-home hydroponic mini-greenhouses to making Japanese fish sock-kites. And, back by popular demand are Blue Crab Blitz days, with Science Barge Director Bob Walters. Aug. 4: Grow & Go Take-Home Garden and Crabby Creatures Art; Aug. 11: Creating Slithering Eel Puppets; Aug. 18: Grow & Go Take-Home Garden and Blue Crab Blitz; Aug. 25: Blooming Pop-Up Plant Cups. For more info, visit groundworkhv.org, or call 914-375-2151. Art & Science Sundays are generously sponsored by the Junior League of Bronxville.

Shell Swap - Cold Spring Habor Whaling Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Bring a shell, rock, or interesting beach item to swap at an outdoor swap table any time. Have fun making a trade with other shells and beach objects. Daily, July 1-August 31, 2013.

Holy Angles Regional School Registration - Holy Angles Regional School
Through August 31, 2013 - Patchogue,

Enroll at Holy Angels for Fall 2013-2014. Small nurturing classes taught by certified teachers. Registration runs August 1-August 31, 2013.

Croquet in the Courtyard - Hudson River Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Yonkers

Experience this traditional Victorian pastime on the lawn at Glenview, the Hudson River Museum's historic home. Croquet in the Courtyard gets a 21st-century spin with a course designed by Adam Parker Smith, the Hudson River Museum's Teaching Artist-in-Residence. Smith takes the traditional croquet course and turns the game on its head with sand boxes, ramps, jumps, borders, and bridges. Games will be played in the courtyard with up to six players. Weather permitting. Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm, through Sep. 29.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through August 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. August 3: Make a Summer Rainbow Mosaic; August 10: Craft a Puzzled Smile; August 17, 24, 31: Back to School puzzles and coloring sheets.

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.

Family Studio - Hudson River Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Yonkers

Family Studio offers families ways to participate in the Arts and Science Projects offered on weekends at the Museum. Help populate the Habitat Wall with all the things that call the Hudson Valley home, use microscopes to find river life, design a wall pattern with found objects and natural materials using your own design, or building on others'. These creative activities are inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, and are led by Junior Docents. Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4pm, through Sep. 29.

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.

Rosh Hashanah Buzz - Jewish Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

It's a hive of holiday activity! Watch live bees hard at work for that Rosh Hashanah honey, discover how a horn becomes a shofar and try your own blowing skills. Share the sweetness! Create holiday cards for residents in senior homes.

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.

Isa Genzken - Rose II - New Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - New York

Standing twenty-eight feet tall, acclaimed German artist Isa Genzken's Rose II (2007) is the second sculpture to be presented as part of the New Museum's ongoing Facade Sculpture Program since the building's completion in December 2007. This is Isa Genzken's first public artwork in the United States. A crucial figure in Post-war contemporary art, Genzken is a sculptor whose work re-imagines architecture, assemblage, and installation, giving form to new plastic environments and precarious structures. The artist represented Germany at the 2007 Venice Biennale and has shown her work in leading museums across Europe. She was among a group of prominent international artists featured in the exhibition "Unmonumental," the survey that inaugurated the New Museum's SANAA building. Rose II was originally created in 1993 and reprised in 2007. It is the culmination of a practice that explores the way we perceive objects and images through our senses; the implications of scale; and the integration of architecture, nature, and mass culture. Although Genzken is a longtime resident of Berlin, she has had a forty-year love affair with New York City, which began when she first visited as a student. Looking back on that experience, she has commented, "To me, New York had a direct link with sculpture... (It) is a city of incredible stability and solidity." The installation of Rose II can be seen as a tribute to a place Genzken continues to love. .

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

Every Monday from 5:30-7:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. August 5, 12, 19, and 26.

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.

History in your Hands: Summer Games - Lefferts Historic House
Through August 31, 2013 - Flatbush

Spend a summer afternoon under the shade of the trees learning Nine-Man Morris, a board game that dates back to colonial times. They can make their own playing boards for that games to take home with them, or they can challenge a friend to a game of checkers or a rolling hoop race.

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.

Free Carousel Rides - Prospect Park Carousel
Through August 31, 2013 - Flatbush

Enjoy Prospect Park's beautiful carousel for free every Thursday in August.

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.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through August 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. August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.

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.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through August 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 August from 12-4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

'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.

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.

Yoga Classes for Adults - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through August 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, August 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 6:30pm; Fridays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 9am; Saturdays August 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 9am.

Folktale Fridays - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 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!

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.

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

Every Tuesday at 4pm during the month of August, 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.

The Civil War in 50 Objects - New-York Historical Society
Through September 01, 2013 - New York

A rotating display of all fifty objects from the new book The Civil War in 50 Objects -- by Harold Holzer and the New-York Historical Society, with an introduction by Eric Foner -- will be on display. These objects, many rare or unpublished, offer a fascinating examination of the event that changed the course of American history.

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM - Bay Street Theatre
Through September 01, 2013 - Sag Harbor

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251–183 BC), specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus and Mostellaria. The musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The show stars Peter Scolari with Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman. The book is by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart with lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim; music direction by Ethyl Will; and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. August 6-September 1, 2013.

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.

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.

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

Come celebrate the five racetracks of Long Island: Bridgehampton, Freeport, Riverhead, Islip and Vanderbilt and see many of the cars that raced there.

Free $10 Gift Card w/ Spalding Basketball Purchase - NBA Store
Through September 02, 2013 - New York

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.

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.

Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers - Museum of the City of New York
Through September 02, 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.

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.

The Best of Contemporary Fine Art at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through September 05, 2013 - New York

If you’re looking for a breath of fresh air this summer, come to Agora Gallery to enjoy the refreshing and invigorating art on display in these two memorable exhibitions. The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition presents artwork that was juror-selected for the show, and the results display the breadth of technique, the range of emotion and the diversity of approach that makes contemporary art so exciting. Thought-provoking and visually appealing, these works work on a number of levels to find the point of greatest impact for each viewer. Portals of Perception focuses on artwork that represents a new perspective, one that the artists seek to share with their audience. Stimulating yet serene, the works encourage us to find our own version of the balance the works seem to achieve so effortlessly between the extremes of the aesthetic, emotional and practical possibilities that abound in our lives. The exhibitions open on August 16, 2013 and continue until September 5, 2013. The opening reception takes place on the evening of Thursday, August 22, 2013, and entrance is free. So if you’re looking for art to revive you during the warm weather, seeking out the best of contemporary fine art, or looking to explore what Chelsea has to offer, come to Agora Gallery and enjoy!

Susannah Ray: What are the Wild Waves Saying - Bonni Benrubi
Through September 07, 2013 - New York

This new project by Rockaway artist Susannah Ray and WNYC radio producer Jen Poyant includes 14 new images from Ray presented with Poyant's audio score. The show examines the effects last year's hurricane had on the community of the Rockaways in New York, both on the lives of people who have chosen to call the area home, and on the environment itself.

Long Island Abstraction - Spanierman Modern
Through September 07, 2013 - New York

Solace on the Line - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through September 08, 2013 - Bronx

A year ago, Todd Heisler -- a New York Times staff photographer, who's twice won the Pulitzer Prize for photography -- and Susan Hartman -- a journalist, whose stories have been featured in The New York Times, Newsday, and The Christian Science Monitor -- collaborated on a photo essay about an extraordinary prayer call, which unites members of the Ebenezer Assembly of God Church in the Bronx. This prayer call, held at least twice a day, is a consolation for Assembly of God's members, many of whom are live-in aides who work for weeks at a time without going home to their Bronx neighborhood. On their cell phones, singing prayers in Twi, they connect with their pastor, Benjamin Boakye, and with each other. Solace on the Line extends their story: it features Heisler's stunning photos of congregants in intense prayer, on the line -- from a Manhattan park bench, from a patient's spacious home -- and also at a joyous church service that culminated in the christening of a baby girl. His video, A Higher Calling, follows the 6'4" Pastor Boakye into his storefront church.

Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through September 08, 2013 - Bronx

Bronx Calling: The Second AIM Biennial features the work of seventy-three emerging artists engaged in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program (classes of 2012 and 2013). AIM provides professional development opportunities for emerging artists in the greater New York City area. The multi-site exhibition will be presented at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Wave Hill, and 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970 - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through September 08, 2013 - Bronx

A thorough investigation of seminal conceptual and related avant-garde activities in the late 1960s and early 70s and the critical interchange between artists living in the Golden State. The exhibition demonstrates the immense changes in artistic practice that coincided with the burgeoning number of art schools and university art departments, nonprofit art spaces, alternative galleries, and artist-run spaces and publications which not only provided exhibition opportunities but, in the relative absence of commercial support, also created a community that fostered an exchange of radical forms and ideas. Organized around central themes, the exhibition features approximately 150 works by 60 artists, ranging from those who became major international figures to lesser-known artists who nonetheless made important contributions. The exhibition consists of video, film, photography, installation, artist's books, drawing, and paintings. Additionally, there is extensive performance documentation and ephemera.

'Wanda's Monster,' A Family Musical - Vineyard Theatre
Through September 08, 2013 - Manhattan

Get out of the heat and cool off with Wanda's Monster - A Family Musical and bring your parent for FREE*! Buy one ticket and get one ticket free for your mom, dad, grandparent, guardian or furry monster chaperone! Back by popular demand, this warm-hearted musical introduces an imaginative little girl named Wanda as she learns acceptance and friendship. Featuring music and lyrics by LAURIE BERKNER! Now open for a limited time at the Vineyard's Dimson Theatre in Union Square. Use Code: PPFREE to receive discount when purchasing tickets. Call 646-601-1406 or visit wandasmonster.com. *Discount only valid upon purchase of ticket. The offer is NOT valid at the door, not valid on previously purchased tickets and cannot be combined with any other offer. While supplies last.

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.

'Oliver!' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through September 08, 2013 - Elmsford

The colorful characters of Charles Dickens' classic "Oliver Twist" come brilliantly to life in Victorian London. This beloved musical tells the tale of the orphan boy who is swept into a band of pickpockets: the Artful Dodger, the menacing Bill Sikes, and the kind-hearted Nancy, all led by the wily Fagin. The sensational, Tony award-winning score is full of Lionel Bart's irresistible songs including "Food Glorious Food,", "Consider Yourself," "You've Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two," "I'd Do Anything," "Oom Pah Pah," "As Long As He Needs Me," and many more. Show runs through September 1, 2013. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and Sunday Evenings including dinner.

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.

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.

Erika Vogt: Stranger Debris Roll Roll Roll - New Museum
Through September 08, 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.

XFR STN (Transfer Station) - New Museum
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

In collaboration with the Monday/Wednesday/Friday Video Club, this exhibition/lab will highlight the need for media migration services to preserve creative production. The project will provide the public with transferring services for artist-originated content.

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.

Arthur Ashe Learning Center - New York Hall of Science
Through September 09, 2013 - Flushing Meadows, Queens

A new interactive exhibition about tennis legend Arthur Ashe will open at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) on August 24. Presented in collaboration with the Arthur Ashe Learning Center (AALC), the AALC Inspirational Tour will be open through September 9, the 45th anniversary of Ashe's victory at the inaugural U.S. Open in 1968. General admission to NYSCI is free during the run of the Inspirational Tour thanks to generous support from the AALC. Arthur Ashe won three Grand Slam singles titles during his career. In addition to the U.S. Open, he won the Australian Open in 1970 and Wimbledon in 1975. After retiring from competition in 1980, Ashe became a commentator for ABC Sports, a writer for Time and other publications, and continued his activism against South African Apartheid. As captain of the U.S. Davis Cup team, Ashe led a team of American greats like John McEnroe, Peter Fleming and Jimmy Connors to Davis Cup championships in 1981 and 1982. In 1981 he also served as national chairman of the American Heart Association. In 1983, Ashe contracted HIV from a blood transfusion following a coronary bypass surgery, but this did not become evident until he was diagnosed with the AIDS virus in 1988. He continued his activism in South Africa and at home in the U.S. until his death in 1993. The AALC Inspirational Tour uses touchscreens, motion paintings, augmented reality, and health and wellness challenges to provide insight into subjects of great significance in Ashe's life, including sports, tennis, education, health and public service. Exhibit components include: Virtual Motion Paintings – Three photographs of Arthur Ashe that "talk" to visitors as they approach. Arthur Ashe Timeline – A touchscreen timeline of some of the highlights of Arthur Ashe's life set in the context of world events. Interactive Tennis Challenge – Participants answer tennis-related trivia while playing an action-packed touch-screen tennis match. Arthur and Me – Visitors use an interactive kiosk to to create a photo of themselves with Arthur Ashe. Healthy Living Challenge – Guests join Arthur Ashe for some challenging, interactive and fun exercises while learning about health and wellness. Monster Board Heart Challenge – Using a touchscreen, multiple visitors can learn about their heart so they too can become health advocates. Tree of Service – As visitors interact with a screen image of a tree, they enter their name and answer personal questions as they learn about Arthur Ashe's life of service. The Inspirational Tour exhibition will close on September 9 with a special reception hosted by the AALC. Tickets for the reception can be purchased in advance at www.ArthurAshe.org. During the AALC Inspirational Tour, NYSCI will be open to the general public from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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.

Illuminating Faith: The Eucharist in Medieval Life and Art - Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 15, 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.

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."

'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.

Abstract ‘Summer’ Paintings - THE OUT NYC
Through September 17, 2013 - New York

Artist and award-winning graphic designer, John Kneapler, has unveiled an NYC exhibition of his new “Summer” collection featuring large-scale, gestural abstract landscape paintings in the lobby of THE OUT NYC located at 510 West 42nd Street (42nd Street between 10th and 11th Aves, Manhattan). The artwork, defined by powerful brushstrokes and a wonderful sense of fluidity, captures the color and movement of growing up near the water in Miami, Florida. “Summer” is on display and open to the public at THE OUT NYC through September 17, 2013. For more information regarding John Kneapler and, please visit www.johnkneaplerdesign.com.

Flags Across America: The Photographs of Robert Carley - Bruce Museum
Through September 22, 2013 - Greenwich

After witnessing the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 from his Stamford office, Darien native and artist Robert Carley made it his hobby to capture the American spirit by taking photographs of Old Glory in many different forms including a chain-link fence, a pick-up truck, a surfboard and a farm silo. Flags Across America celebrates the American flag with approximately 30 photographic prints. July 14-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.

A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial - International Center of Photography
Through September 22, 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.

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.

New York Renaissance Faire - Sterling Forest
Through September 22, 2013 - Tuxedo

Come in costume - or not - to this theatrical interpretation of a 16th Century fair. Kids can enjoy lots of circus-type performances including juggling, tight rope walking, trapeze acts, a hilarious father and son knife throwing act, and silly stage shows. Fair-goers can also try their hand at a variety of carnival-type games, try human-powered amusements (think: push, pull, spin), ride a camel, pedal a boat, get their face painted, and more. Special highlights include a giant chess match on the lawn featuring human "pieces" and of course, a jousting match on horseback. Discount tickets available online. Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day through September 22. Rain or shine.

Dharma Art: Calligraphy by Jamjang Dorjee Chakrishar - Tibet House US Gallery
Through September 23, 2013 - New York

Jamyang’s calligraphy is a linguistic dance of Buddhist images and elements. He encompasses Lord Buddha’s body, spirit and mind in what Lama Zopa Rinpoche called his “Dharma Art." Boldly experimenting with a variety of mediums and styles, Jamyang's work is constantly evolving. The startling beauty and detail in Jamyang’s work comes from his deep devotion to the teachings of Buddha and his love for the Tibetan language. This is his first solo show in the United States, though his work is in private collections worldwide. Born in Lhasa, Jamyang later worked as senior official for the Government of Sikkim, India and the Tibetan Government in Exile. He currently works for an NGO, the Conservancy of Tibetan Arts and Culture, and holds the world record for creating the longest calligraphy scroll. His calligraphy pieces can be found in the private collections of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lodi Gyari Rinpoche, Richard Gere, Lama Zopa Rinpoche and others.

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.

Lincoln Square Business Improvement District (BID) Free Summer Concerts & Yoga - Richard Tucker Park
Through September 25, 2013 - Upper West Side

Calling all Music Lovers and Yogis: The highly-anticipated Free Lunchtime Concert Series is back on the Upper West Side, heating up Lincoln Square this August and September with outdoor concerts at Richard Tucker Park. Throughout the dog-days of summer and into the fall, music enthusiasts are welcome to bring lunch, join friends, and enjoy performances by a diverse mix of New York City's most talented musicians and singers. Accompanying the musicians is YogaWorks, which will hold free restorative stretch sessions in between music sets for people looking for some lunch time relaxation. Additionally, local restaurants will offer free lemonade to help yoga enthusiasts and music lovers cool down. For full line-up, visit lincolnsquarebid.org/news/view/free-lunchtime-concert-series-returns-august-7th-%E2%80%93-september-25th.

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.

Free Summer Concerts & Yoga in Lincoln Square - Richard Tucker Park
Through September 25, 2013 - New York

Calling all Music Lovers and Yogis: The highly-anticipated Free Lunchtime Concert Series is back on the Upper West Side, heating up Lincoln Square this August and September with outdoor concerts at Richard Tucker Park. Throughout the dog-days of summer and into the fall, music enthusiasts are welcome to bring lunch, join friends and enjoy performances by a diverse mix of New York City's most talented musicians and singers. Accompanying the musicians is YogaWorks, which will hold free restorative stretch sessions in between music sets for people looking for some lunch time relaxation. Additionally, local restaurants will offer free lemonade to help yoga enthusiasts and music lovers cool down!

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.

William Kentridge: Weighing... and Wanting - Museum of Biblical Art
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

Like the biblical figure King Belshazzar, artist William Kentridge dreamed of words appearing on a wall, which led him to a period of re-evaluation in his life. Embracing the vision, he created Weighing... and Wanting, a filmed series of deeply personal pastel, gouache, and charcoal drawings reinterpreting the well-known story from the fifth chapter of the Book of Daniel.

Fete Paradiso, World's First Festival of Vintage French Carnival Rides and Carousels - Governors Island
Through September 29, 2013 - NY

Fete 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 Fete 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. Fete Paradiso will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. ? 6:30 p.m. F?te 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.

The New Street Types of New York - Alice Austen House
Through September 29, 2013 - Staten Island

Alice Austen?s groundbreaking portfolio ?Street Types of New York? from 1894, marks her as one of the earliest female street photographers who captured the changing face of the city?s working class just before the turn of the century. Today a new generation of photographers continues her legacy of documenting the ever-changing city. This exhibition includes work by: Alice Austen, Chris Arnade, Alice Attie, Dmitry Gudkov, Peter Funch, Andy Jones, Wayne Lawrence, Erica McDonald, Greg Miller, Christina Paige, Susanna Ray, Richard Renaldi, Ruddy Roye, Geordie Wood, and AnRong Xu. The New Street Types draws connections from early street portraiture like that of Alice Austen (1866-1952) to contemporary image-makers. The artists selected for the exhibition work in a similar style to Austen, often employing large format photography to create portraits of New York City?s diverse communities and subcultures ? including the outer fringes of the expanding city like the Rockaways and Orchard Beach. In addition to the contemporary images, Alice Austen?s rare and fascinating ?Street Types? portfolio, produced c.1896 by the Albertype Company, will be on display. The Alice Austen House is open Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm and is handicap accessible.

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.

Fete Paradiso - Governors Island
Through September 29, 2013 - Governors Island

Revel in the nostalgia of vintage French carousels and carnival rides. As the event's promoter's describe, "F?te 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!

The Greenwich Art Society presents 'Looking for Bobbie Golden' - Greenwich Hospital - Garden Cafe
Through September 30, 2013 - Greenwich

Ellen Gordon will be exhibiting her new large format figurative collages. While her work is inspired by her drawings from private sessions with her model, Bobbie Golden, it speaks more about the creative magic that happens when inspiration and form collide. The artwork itself is the result of a searching process – finding the shapes and lines in the figure and composition. Ellen Gordon's art training is from the Greenwich Art Society with Anna Patalano, Silvermine Arts Guild and the Rowayton Arts Centre.

Call for Entries: Secure a Spot in a Museum Exhibition - Katonah Museum of Art
Through September 30, 2013 - Katonah

Call for Entries: Secure a Spot in a Museum Exhibition at The Katonah Museum of Art! "Face-to-Face Community Portraits" -- Open Call for Portrait Submissions . The Katonah Museum of Art has announced an opportunity for individuals of all ages to participate in a high-profile exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art: Face-to-Face Community Portraits, which will be displayed in the Museum's Project Gallery during the exhibition "Eye to I ... 3,000 Years of Portraits," adding an "up-to-the-minute" look at portraiture today. Submission forms can be found at: tinyurl.com/qchefza. The Katonah Museum of Art welcomes the submission of portraits from the community. Please note the following guidelines: - Only one (1) submission per person. - Each piece size: 6x6 inches (including frame), no more than 3 inches thick. - Artwork must be original. - Artwork should be "ready-to-hang." - Artwork must be anonymous; the artist's signature should appear only on the back. - Two (2) signed submission forms must accompany the artwork. - Artwork must not be toxic or dangerous to visitors. Submissions will be accepted through September 30, 2013. After the exhibition closes, the artwork will be available for pickup by the artists between Monday, February 17 and Wednesday, February 19, 2014 only. Please deliver artwork in person or by mail, along with two completed submission forms to: Face to Face: Community Portraits, Katonah Museum of Art.

Pet-A-Pet - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through September 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Meet and greet one of the Museum's animal friends. Investigate their habitat, diet, and create a unique animal artwork.

Call for Entries: Win a free Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party/Package - WeeZee World of “Yes I Can”
Through September 30, 2013 - Chappaqua

Seeking B'nai Mitzvah Student with the Most Compelling Video Essay! B'nai mitzvah students are being offered a chance to win a free bar or bat mitzvah at WeeZee World of "Yes I Can" in Chappaqua, NY, voted Westchester Magazine's "Best of Westchester" for Best Party Place. The "Mitzvah at WeeZee" competition asks b'nai mitzvah candidates to submit a video essay explaining why they would be the best student to do their mitzvah project working with children on the autism spectrum at WeeZee World of "Yes I Can," an 18,000-square-foot sensory play space located in Chappaqua. The student with the best video essay will be chosen to do their mitzvah project at WeeZee, and will receive the use of the WeeZee location and the entire facility for their bar/bat mitzvah party. For a complete list of rules and info about the contest, please go to weezeeworld.com/mitzvah or call 914-752-2100. Wee Zee is now offering Bar/Bat Mitzvah party packages that include the use of its expansive 18,000-square foot sensory gym facility as a location for bar/bat mitzvah parties, along with a full party experience featuring venues for adults and children (set up separately or together), fine food catering, DJ entertainment, full gym play, and dancing. Families can also choose the Integrated Mitzvah-Event Package, giving b'nai mitzvah students the opportunity to work with children on the autism spectrum as the focus of their mitzvah projects. Video submissions will be accepted between August 15 and September 30, 2013 at 5pm EDT.

'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through September 30, 2013 - Times Square

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

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.

Skyline by Segway Tour - Bike and Roll NYC
Through October 01, 2013 - Jersey City

Enjoy incredible views of the New York City skyline during a historically informative Segway tour of New Jersey's 1,212-acre waterfront Liberty State Park. As you embark on a Liberty Landing Ferry ride from World Financial Center in Manhattan, you will see familiar icons of the New Jersey waterfront; the Empty Sky Memorial to 9/11, Goldman-Sachs' high-rise offices and the trendy W Hotel in Hoboken, hometown of Frank Sinatra. You'll make a scenic stop to view the iconic Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, which served as the country's primary immigration terminal from 1892 to 1954. Each tour includes proper training and instructions regarding Segway usage. Tours depart at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily and cost $79 per person. Included in the price of each tour is a roundtrip ferry ticket. Segway users must be at least 16 years of age or older. Segways are a fun and new means of transportation that also provide a unique way to see Manhattan's stunning skyline.

9/11 Memorial Tour - Bike and Roll NYC
Through October 01, 2013 - New York

This guided tour focuses on New York's memorial to a day that changed our history. Start at Bike and Roll's Pier 84 location and ride south along the Hudson River. As you pass such areas of interest as Chelsea, the Meatpacking District, and Battery Park City, you'll see famous New York icons such as the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and many more. When you reach Battery Park, you'll leave your bikes and walk with your guide to the 9/11 Memorial. Your ticket is included with your tour. You'll have approximately half an hour to look at the flowing pools surrounded by the thousands of names of those lost that day. Afterwards you'll walk back to Battery Park for a guided bike tour through Lower Manhattan before returning to Pier 84 by bike.

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.

Bike and Roll NYC's Skyline by Segway Tour - Liberty State Park
Through October 01, 2013 - Jersey City

Enjoy incredible views of the New York City skyline during a historically informative Segway tour of New Jersey's 1,212 acre waterfront Liberty State Park. As you embark on a Liberty Landing Ferry ride from World Financial Center in Manhattan, you will see familiar icons of the New Jersey waterfront; the Empty Sky Memorial to 9/11, Goldman-Sachs' high-rise offices and the trendy W Hotel in Hoboken, hometown of Frank Sinatra. You'll make a scenic stop to view the iconic Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, which served as the country's primary immigration terminal from 1892 to 1954. Each tour includes proper training and instructions regarding Segway usage. Tours depart at 10am and 1pm daily and cost $79 per person. Included in the price of each tour is a roundtrip ferry ticket. Segway users must be at least 16 years of age or older. Segways are a fun and new means of transportation that also provide a unique way to see Manhattan's stunning skyline.

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.

Journey to the Stars - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 04, 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.

My Life Ruined By Sex: The Works of William Kent - Museum of Sex
Through October 06, 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."

Treasures from the Vault - Morgan Library & Museum
Through October 06, 2013 - New York

From Mozart to Machiavelli, there is always something fascinating to explore in the Morgan's historic McKim building. From January 15 to May 5, thirty works from the Morgan's exceptional collections of medieval manuscripts, printed books and bindings, private letters and correspondence, and original music will be on view. Highlights include such treasures as a letter from J. R. R. Tolkien containing his commentary on the creation and critical reception of The Hobbit; a magnificent twelfth-century illuminated manuscript depicting the life, passion, and miracles of St. Edmund; Percy Bysshe Shelley's On Life manuscript; and Beethoven's Tenth Violin Sonata in G Major. The Morgan's important holdings of Americana are represented by a letter from Alexander Hamilton to Martha Washington upon the death of her husband, and a volume of Edward Curtis's monumental The North American Indian, a photographic project funded in part by Pierpont Morgan.

Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road - China Institute
Through October 06, 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.

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.

Old Masters, Newly Acquired - Morgan Library & Museum
Through October 06, 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.

Pollinator Pals: Bees and Butterflies - New York Botanical Gardens - Howell Family Garden
Through October 11, 2013 - Bronx

The Family Garden is buzzing in late summer! Learn about important pollinators: honeybees and the monarch butterflies passing by on their way to Mexico. Get buzzy doing the honeybee dance, observe up-close the workings of a beehive, and sample honey from different nectar sources. Meander through the meadow to find the beautiful monarchs' favorite snack-spots for fueling up before their long flight. Plants and imaginations grow at the Howell Family Garden, where kids are allowed - no, encouraged! - to play in the dirt. Display gardens such as the Global Gardens and the Breakfast Bowl, and other daily activities, delight and inspire.

Silver Patter Parties: Old New York City Style Bachelor Party Saturdays - 25 North Moore The Library Lounge)
Through October 12, 2013 - New York City

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John James Audubon: National Treasures - Summer Swans A-swimming for The Birds of America (1827-38) - New-York Historical Society
Through October 13, 2013 - New York

This installation in our Audubon Niche features a rotating selection of watercolors from John James Audubon's The Birds of America. The double-elephant-size The Birds of America (1827-38) contains 435 plates, engraved by Robert Havell Jr., with images of 1,037 individual large birds and over ninety-nine smaller ones in the backgrounds. There are 1,026 individuals in the foregrounds of the extant watercolors that Audubon used as models; he sometimes instructed Havell to add others to the backgrounds. In aggregate they represent just under five hundred species (a number that constantly changes as DNA evidence alters modern taxonomy). This deluxe edition, considered the most spectacular color folio print series ever produced, remains one of the world's preeminent natural history documents.

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.

A Beautiful Way to Go: New York's Green-Wood Cemetery - Museum of the City of New York
Through October 13, 2013 - 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.

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.

Tapestry Redefined: International Contemporary Tapestries - Museum of Arts & Design
Through October 20, 2013 - New York

For over 500 years, artists have created designs to be hand-woven into magnificent and imposing tapestries for elite and aristocratic clients ranging from kings to popes. In the 20th century, tapestry revivals took place in the 1930s in France under the inspiration of visual artist Jean Lurcat, and in the 1970s, guided by American tapestry maker Gloria Ross. Ross paired major artists, such as Robert Motherwell, Louise Nevelson, and Frank Stella, with expert weavers to create tapestry editions. In the last decade, tapestries have once again been at the center of an artistic renaissance.Tapestry Redefined: International Contemporary Tapestries examines tapestry as a format used by contemporary artists from around the world such as Azra Aksamija, Chuck Close, Marc Quinn, Grayson Perry, Shahzia Sikander, Kiki Smith, Fred Tomaselli and Kara Walker among others.Tapestry Redefined: International Contemporary Tapestries is the first major New York museum exhibition of contemporary art made in this historic and demanding technique and it will showcase example of works realized through both artisanal and cutting-edge digital loom weaving techniques, under the sponsorship of design studios in Europe and in the U.S.

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.

Elaine Reichek: A Postcolonial Kinderhood Revisited - The Jewish Museum
Through October 20, 2013 - New York

In 1993 the Jewish Museum commissioned Elaine Reichek to create an installation that explored her personal identity. She was a natural for the project: her work at the time was preoccupied with marginalized cultures -- Irish, Native American, and other threatened peoples. Yet probing her American Jewish identity presented new complexities and paradoxes. Were Jews still marginalized in the United States? Had they not seamlessly assimilated into American culture? What barriers, if any, still limited Jewish inclusion in the American mainstream? A Postcolonial Kinderhood, installed in 1994, probed the fears and embarrassments -- real or imagined -- that still prevailed among many American Jews.

Inside Central Park Tour - Bike and Roll NYC
Through October 25, 2013 - New York

NYC's Number 1 tourist destination is Central Park! This guided tour of two hours gives a comprehensive look at the park and visitors get to see every famous spot they desire during the 6-mile ride. From Bethesda Fountain to Strawberry Fields and the Dakota to the Jackie Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, guests see all that the Park offers. Participants will also visit lesser-known sights like Cleopatra's Needle, Sheep Meadow, the Shakespeare Garden, the Swedish Marionette Theater, and so much more. With four departures daily from our convenient location at Tavern on the Green (near the park's entrance at W 67th and Central Park West), there are plenty of opportunities to see all of Central Park in a fun and adventurous way. In addition to a knowledgeable and friendly tour guide, the tour includes a comfort hybrid bicycle, a helmet and a bottle of water. With our large fleet of high-quality bikes and our well-planned routes, you are guaranteed a fun and informative experience of Central Park!

Briarcliff Manor Farmers' Market - Holbrook Cottage
Through October 26, 2013 - Briarcliff Manor

Locally harvested vegetables and fruit grown on a local farm established in 1732. Featuring corn, peaches, blueberries, tomatoes, apples, apple pies, cider and cider donuts (in the fall), pickles, apple butter, and canned peaches from Lancaster County PA, Amish Country, and products from the Hudson Valley. Free delivery in Ossining and Briarcliff for orders over $20.

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.

Robert Pruitt - Women - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through October 27, 2013 - New York

Robert Pruitt (b. 1975) is Houston-based artist well known for drawings, videos and installations dedicated to examination of the historical and contemporary experiences of African Americans. Robert Pruitt: Women includes nearly twenty large-scale conte drawings of black women. Combining elements of science fiction, hip-hop culture and comic-book graphics, each figure is at once politically charged, physically grounded and fantastic -- a blend of willful self-determination and culturally conditioned myth.

Things in Themselves - Artists in Residence 2012-13 - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through October 27, 2013 - New York

Things in Themselves presents the work of Steffani Jemison (b. 1981), Jennifer Packer (b. 1984) and Cullen Washington Jr. (b. 1972), the 2012-13 artists in residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Whether exploring fragile and delicate materials, developing a deeper understanding of painting or intuitively networking found materials and objects, the artists share a deep investment in the processes and techniques of making art.

No Filter - Expanding the Walls 2013 - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through October 27, 2013 - New York

Expanding the Walls: Making Connections Between Photography, History and Community is an annual, eight-month program in which New York high school students explore the history and techniques of art and photography. Since the program's founding in 2001, the James VanDerZee archive -- housed at the Studio Museum -- has been the primary catalyst for the students' critical reflections on the representation of culture and community. Informed by VanDerZee's iconic body of work, the students learn the intricacies of digital photography and develop their own artistic practices, creating a solid foundation for future artistic endeavors.

Art Exhibit: 'Invasive Pigments' - Queens Botanical Garden
Through October 27, 2013 - Flushing

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement . Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems.

Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments' - Queens Botanical Garden
Through October 27, 2013 - Flushing

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement . Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems.

Guided Tours - Stony Brook Grist Mill
Through October 27, 2013 - Stony Brook

Listed on the NYS and National Register of Historic Places, the Stony Brook Grist Mill, c. 1751, offers the experience of a working grist mill today with the only female "miller" in the U.S. as your guide. Saturdays and Sundays through October 27.

Art Exhibit: Invasive Pigments - Queens Botanical Garden
Through October 27, 2013 - Flushing

Invasive Pigments is a series of watercolor-like paintings which explores the migration and proliferation of weeds and other “unintentional” plants in tandem with human movement . Artist Ellie Irons created colors by extracting pigments from these local, invasive plants, and uses them to construct map-like portraits to illustrate the species’ movement into local ecosystems.

From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White's Transformation in Breaking Bad - Museum of the Moving Image
Through October 27, 2013 - Astoria

Museum of the Moving Image will present "From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White's Transformation in Breaking Bad," an exhibit featuring costumes, props, and video material from the highly acclaimed AMC television series. The exhibit will open on July 26, 2013 in the Museum's core exhibition Behind the Screen, and will be on view through October 27. On Sunday, July 28, the Museum will present Making Bad: An Evening with Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad's creator—a special program featuring video clips about the evolution of the show and White's character. See below for ticket prices and description. Breaking Bad returns for its final eight episodes on August 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. At the heart of the series is a truly remarkable performance by Bryan Cranston, who won three consecutive Emmy Awards for Best Actor for his portrayal of Walter White. A mild-mannered chemistry teacher, White learns that he has inoperable lung cancer, and begins producing the drug methamphetamine ("crystal meth") to insure his family's financial future. This Museum exhibit explores his startling transformation throughout the series, as he becomes increasingly amoral and ruthless in his new persona, Heisenberg. Among the objects on view are several costumes worn by Cranston: the yellow Oxford shirt and khaki pants typical of White's daily wear; the black pork pie hat, black jacket and pants, and green shirt favored by White's alias, Heisenberg; the briefs worn by White during his first methamphetamine-making session, and the hazmat suit, gas mask, apron, and boots used in subsequent "cooking" scenes. Props include those relating to White's cancer treatment—pharmaceuticals, PET scan, strands of loose hair (the result of his chemotherapy)—as well as objects featured in pivotal scenes in the series, including the pink teddy bear and Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. Also on view will be selected clips from the series, and behind-the-scenes footage.

Harlem Postcards - Summer 2013 - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through October 27, 2013 - New York

Harlem Postcards is an ongoing project that invites contemporary artists of diverse backgrounds to reflect on Harlem as a site of cultural activity, political vitality, visual stimuli, artistic contemplation and creative production. Representing intimate and dynamic perspectives of Harlem, the images reflect the idiosyncratic visions of contemporary artists from a wide range of backgrounds and locations. Each photograph has been reproduced as a limited edition postcard available free to visitors. This season, the museum features postcard images by Corin Hewitt, Paulette Henk, Lisa Oppenheim and Justine Reyes.

The Next Level: Photographs by Hiroyuki Suzuki - Grand Central Terminal
Through October 27, 2013 - New York

The future of how New Yorkers will travel over the next decades is happening at Grand Central Terminal-18 stories beneath our feet. A behind-the-scenes look at the East Side Access project with captivating images by photographer Hiroyuki Suzuki.

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. Please note that the Brooklyn Children's Museum is closed from September 2 through September 13.

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.

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.

Summer Sculpture Series - Morgan Library & Museum
Through November 03, 2013 - New York

This summer, the Morgan will continue its annual sculpture series with a large-scale installation by Berlin-based artist Monika Grzymala.

Soundings: A Contemporary Score - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 03, 2013 - New York

MoMA's first major exhibition of sound art presents work by 16 of the most innovative contemporary artists working with sound. While these artists approach sound from a variety of disciplinary angles -- the visual arts, architecture, performance, computer programming, and music -- they share an interest in working with, rather than against or independent of, material realities and environments.

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.

Keith Haring All-Over - New-York Historical Society
Through November 13, 2013 - New York

A new installation in the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture will feature everyday items transformed by famed New York artist Keith Haring. Keith Haring All-Over explores the artist's use of unconventional surfaces: clothing, furniture and skin; as well as photographs and videos that document his process and passion for making ordinary objects into extraordinary works of art.

Exhibition: There's a Map for That! - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through November 15, 2013 - Fairfield

Explore the ways in which our state has been surveyed, charted, imagined, and pictured over the years, combining science, art and history. There's a Map for That is a special exhibition organized by Connecticut Explored magazine in celebration of its 10th anniversary. This colorful exhibition explores many faces of Connecticut and the whys and ways of mapping them with large-scale, full-color reproductions of rarely-seen historic maps from the 18th Century to the present. August 15-November 15, 2013.

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
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.

From Immigrant Home to Neighborhood Museum - Voelker Orth Museum
Through November 24, 2013 - Flushing

10th Anniversary Exhibition takes a look at the transformation of the property from the late 19th century through the restoration of the house and opening of the Voelker Orth Museum. It offers the story of the how and the why it is a museum today. Once part of the Parson�s family estate lands, the house was built in 1881 as the new Murray Hill suburb developed with the arrival of the Long Island Rail Road. Through photographs, documents and materials visitors look back at a piece of Flushing, NY history and a family�s story, offering fresh air and a comfortable life-style to New York�s expanded middle-class. The exhibition provides a behind-the-scenes look at the restoration of the property in the late 1990s when the Museum was in formation. Lectures, workshops and a walking tour related to the exhibition will be scheduled in the fall.

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.

CANARY IN THE COAL MINE: The Plight of the Polar Bear & Planet Earth - Westport Library
Through December 01, 2013 - Westport

This exhibit offers a glimpse at climate change and what energy might look like in the next 150 years. August 16-December 1, 2013.

Test Pattern - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through December 01, 2013 - New York

An exhibition that showcases the work of predominantly young and emerging artists who are questioning the ways in which we process visual information. All the works on view have entered the Museum's permanent collection within the past four years. The exhibition includes photographs, paintings, prints, and sculpture by more than a dozen artists, including Michele Abeles, Tauba Auerbach, Walead Beshty, Mathew Cerletty, Leslie Hewitt, Nick Mauss, Seth Price, Lucy Raven, Matt Saunders, Meredyth Sparks, and Kaari Upson. The title, Test Pattern, refers to a graphic tool used for projectors and other devices to synchronize signals for optimum color and clarity. For this presentation, it also suggests a metaphor for how the featured artists address the manipulation of visual information and question the legibility of images.

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!

Eighteenth-Century Pastels - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 29, 2013 - New York

With the 1929 bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, the Metropolitan Museum acquired its first pastels -- about twenty nineteenth-century works by Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, and Edouard Manet. For forty years, they were shown with our European and American paintings. It was not until 1956 that we were bequeathed a pastel by Jean Pillement (1728-1808). Between 1961 and 1975 we acquired a small group of works by John Russell (1745-1806), and there the matter stood until 2002, when the Metropolitan bought a pastel by the Venetian artist Rosalba Carriera (1673-1757). Since then we have purchased nearly a dozen others by Italian, French, British, German, and Danish artists. Most are portraits, and they are exhibited here with two vivid seascapes by Pillement from a private collection. Pastels are made from powdery substances that are fragile and subject to fading. In accordance with modern museum practice, they are exhibited in very low light or rotated to ensure their long-term preservation. This display is therefore a temporary extension of the new installation in the adjoining galleries for European Old Master paintings. Described by the great Salon critic and encyclopedist Dennis Diderot as no more than dust, pastel owes it distinctive velvety quality to its powdery surface, which reflects diffuse scattered light. Consisting of finely ground pigment and a white mineral extender moistened with a minute quantity of binder (such as oatmeal whey, mineral spirits, and gum tragacanth) rolled into sticks of color, pastels are made in a progression of tints and shades. Pastelists kept hundreds of such crayons on hand. The popularity of pastel -- especially for portraiture -- swept across Europe and Britain in the eighteenth century. Unlike today, such compositions were regarded as paintings. They were executed in vibrant colors on paper mounted on a wood strainer, elaborately framed with costly glass and on an intimate scale that suited the refined living spaces of the aristocracy and the haute bourgeoisie. These works have retained their original brilliance because the pastel medium does not contain resins and the surfaces of works in pastel were never varnished and rarely fixed, thereby precluding the darkening or yellowing that so often alters the hues of paintings in oil.

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. Please note that the Museum will be closed from September 1 through September 13.

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.

Making Marks: Prints from Crow's Shadow Press - National Museum of the American Indian
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

Making Marks: Prints from Crow's Shadow Press features eighteen works by seven Native American contemporary artists -- Rick Bartow (Wiyot), Phillip John Charette (Yup'ik), Joe Feddersen (Colville Confederated Tribes [Okanagan/Lakes]), Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds (Cheyenne/Arapaho), James Lavadour (Walla Walla), Wendy Red Star (Crow), and Marie Watt (Seneca) -- working in collaboration with Crow's Shadow Master Printer Frank Janzen.

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.

Grand Processsion: Dolls from the Charles and Valerie Diker Collection - National Museum of the American Indian
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

Grand Procession celebrates Native identity through 23 colorful and meticulously detailed objects that are much more than dolls. Traditionally made by female relatives using buffalo hair, hide, porcupine quills, and shells, figures like these have long served as both toys and teaching tools for American Indian communities. Outfitted in intricate regalia, these dolls—on loan from the Charles and Valerie Diker Collection—represent Plains and Plateau tribes and the work of five artists: Rhonda Holy Bear (Cheyenne River Lakota), Joyce Growing Thunder (Assiniboine/Sioux), Juanita Growing Thunder Fogarty (Assiniboine/Sioux), Jessa Rae Growing Thunder (Assiniboine/Sioux), and Jamie Okuma (Luiseño and Shoshone-Bannock). Their superb craftsmanship and attention to detail imbue these figures with a remarkable presence and power, turning a centuries-old tradition into a contemporary art form.

Julia Margaret Cameron - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

One of the greatest portraitists in the history of photography, Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) blended an unorthodox technique, a deeply spiritual sensibility, and a Pre- Raphaelite-inflected aesthetic to create a gallery of vivid portraits and a mirror of the Victorian soul. This will be the first New York City museum exhibition devoted to Cameron's work in nearly a generation, and the first ever at the Met. The showing of thirty-five works is drawn entirely from the Metropolitan's rich collection, including major works from the Rubel Collection acquired in 1997 and the Gilman Collection acquired in 2005.

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.

In Vogue: A Runway of 19th Century Women's Fashion - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through January 05, 2014 - Fairfield

The exhibit features the fashion-forward women of the late-18th and 19th centuries. Every decade from 1780 to 1900 will be on the runway. From cage hoop skirts to sleeves so large a woman could barely turn her head, this exhibit will emphasize the making of a fashionable woman throughout the Colonial, Regency, and Victorian Eras of Fairfield's history. Peer through a sea of posh hats to catch a glimpse of these historical fashionistas. July 20, 2013 - January 5, 2014.

Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
Through January 06, 2014 - New York

Marking the first in a series of yearly rotations, nearly twenty works of art add new dimensions and context to Gateway to Himalayan Art. Visitors will notice a greater emphasis on Hindu works, with beautiful examples from India and Nepal ranging from 12th to 19th centuries, as well as intricately-detailed thangka paintings, manuscript pages, and textiles. In every iteration, Gateway acquaints new and long-time friends of the museum with the principal concepts of Himalayan art, including important deities and symbols, the materials and techniques used in creating works of art, and the purposes and functions of these works in their sacred and secular contexts. And don't forget to pick up your Gateway Looking Guide to help you identify important figures and symbols throughout the museum. It's yours to keep.

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' - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 09, 2014 - Upper West Side

"Penguins," a new giant-screen adventure following a very special King Penguin as he returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic, opens at the American Museum of Natural History, on Monday, July 8. The film will screen at the museum through Jan. 9, 2014. Produced by award-winning Atlantic Productions and distributed by nWave Pictures Distribution, the film is narrated by world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough. Penguin City, on the remote island of South Georgia in the southern Atlantic Ocean, is home to hundreds of albatrosses, fur seals, and brawling elephant seals, as well as 6 million penguins. The young male King Penguin at the center of Penguins must earn his place among the island inhabitants while finding a mate and raising a family. The film follows him through the most challenging time in a King Penguin?s life, when he is driven to nurture and defend his offspring against harsh weather and fierce predators. The cosmic drama plays out in one of Earth?s last great wildernesses, amid steep mountain ranges and windblown plains half buried beneath snow and ice. Penguins will be shown daily in the Museum?s Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm (hourly). To purchase tickets in advance, the public should call 212-769-5200 or visit amnh.org. A service charge may apply. (For ticket pricing, please see page 3.) nWave Pictures Distribution and Serengeti Entertainment present Penguins, a film produced by Atlantic Productions in association with British media powerhouse SKY 3D (BSkyB) and US-based Galileo Digital Entertainment.

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.

Downton Chapy - Costumes of the Downton Abbey Era - Horace Greeley House
Through January 15, 2014 - Chappaqua

Dresses and costumes from the Downton Abbey era from the New Castle Historical Society's extensive costume collection. Appointments for tours at other times than those mentioned can be arranged by calling 914-238-4666 or visiting the website.

'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.

Everyday Epiphanies: Photography and Daily Life Since 1969 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 26, 2014 - New York

Since the birth of photography in 1839, artists have used the medium to explore subjects close to home -- the quotidian, intimate, and overlooked aspects of everyday existence. This exhibition examines the photographs and videos made by a wide range of artists during the last four decades. Featuring forty works from the Museum's collection, it includes photographs by John Baldessari, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Fischli & Weiss, Jan Groover, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Elizabeth McAlpine, Gabriel Orozco, David Salle, Robert Smithson, Stephen Shore, and William Wegman among others, as well as video by artists such as Martha Rosler, Ilene Segalove, and Svetlana and Igor Kopystiansky.

American Modern: Hopper to O'Keefe - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 26, 2014 - Midtown

Drawn from MoMA's collection, American Modern takes a fresh look at the Museum's holdings of American art made between 1915 and 1950, and considers the cultural preoccupations of a rapidly changing American society in the first half of the 20th century. Including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and films, American Modern brings together some of the Museum's most celebrated masterworks, contextualizing them across mediums and amid lesser-seen but revelatory works by artists who expressed compelling emotional and visual tendencies of the time. The selection of works depicts subjects as diverse as urban and rural landscapes, scenes of industry, still-life compositions, and portraiture, and is organized thematically, with visual connections trumping strict chronology. Artists represented include George Bellows, Stuart Davis, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Charles Sheeler, Alfred Stieglitz, and Andrew Wyeth, among many others. Far from an encyclopedic view of American art of the period, the exhibition is a focused look at the strengths and surprises of MoMA's collection in an area that has played a major role in the institution?s history.

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.

Flip Side - Rubin Museum of Art
Through February 10, 2014 - 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.

Small Delights: Chinese Snuff Bottles - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 17, 2014 - New York

Snuff, a mixture of finely ground tobacco leaves and aromatic herbs and spices, was introduced to China by European missionaries, envoys, and merchants in the second half of the seventeenth century. With its medicinal and stimulating effects, it soon caught on with officials and even the emperor at the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) court. The increasing use of snuff led to the making of snuff bottles, small containers with a corked stopper that were easily portable and airtight to preserve freshness and flavor.

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.

Count Your Blessings - Rubin Museum of Art
Through March 24, 2014 - New York

A collection of prayer beads from various Asian cultures, including more than 70 sets of long and short strings of beads with flourishes, counters, attachments, and tassels, will be part of the first such exhibition at the Rubin Museum. The exhibition includes examples from the Buddhist traditions of Tibet, Bhutan, Mongolia, China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, and Burma. Prayer beads reveal highly sophisticated and complex arrangements and structure rooted in symbolic meanings and ritual use.

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.

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.

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 31, 2014 - New York

More than 20 sets of large-format images showcase the wide range of research being conducted at the Museum as well as how various optical tools are used in scientific studies.

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.

Before and After the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes - National Museum of the American Indian
Through June 15, 2014 - New York

Juxtaposing more than one hundred contemporary and modern works with historic, ancestral objects revealing the stories, experiences, and histories of Anishinaabe life in the Great Lakes region, Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes features works by modern masters such as Norval Morrisseau, George Morrison, Blake Debassige, Daphne Odjig, and others, who, each in their own way, sought visual expression for the spiritual and social dimensions of human relations with the earth.

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.

Design Motifs in Byzantine Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 03, 2014 - New York

Many of the textiles found in Egypt, the southernmost province of the Byzantine Empire, are woven in linen and wool and decorated with a great variety of motifs. Meant to be worn and to decorate domestic and religious spaces, the works on view in this exhibition feature designs that generally refer to abundance and prosperity. Many of the motifs -- among them birds, beasts, and humans; personifications of the seasons; members of the retinue of the wine god Dionysos; and vine scrolls -- originated in classical and pharaonic art, with Christian crosses added in the Byzantine era. Often called Coptic textiles and once thought to have been exclusively Egyptian, these textiles are now recognized as exemplars of motifs popular throughout the Byzantine world. Similar motifs appear on works in other media, including silver, ivory, ceramics, and mosaics, as the photographs accompanying the exhibition demonstrate. Textiles like these were often recovered from the dress and wrappings of the dead found in Byzantine and early Islamic-period burial grounds in Egypt. The dry environment preserved many textiles, although often in a fragmentary state. Decorative elements were at times cut from the larger plain-weave textiles, as interest focused primarily on the interpretation of motifs. The Museum began to acquire these Egyptian textiles soon after its founding in 1870, but owing to their fragility, many of the works shown in this exhibition have not been displayed for decades.

Nature Encounters - Earthplace
Through August 10, 2014 - Westport

Stop by Earthplace for a program with one of the naturalists. You may meet an animal, take a guided hike or visit the pond. Saturdays year-round.

Story and Animal Program - Earthplace
Through August 10, 2014 - Westport

Children 5 and younger can visit Earthplace every week for story time and an animal encounter. Thursdays and Fridays year-round.

Working Below Decks - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through August 15, 2014 - New York

Operating the aircraft carrier Intrepid required the skills of 3,000 men, many of whom worked below decks -- far from the excitement of the Flight Deck. In this pop-up exhibit, the Intrepid Museum will highlight a few of these occupations through original ship's equipment that has never before been on public display. Among the equipment to be showcased is a vintage laundry press, illustrating the demanding task of keeping the crew looking clean and pressed to Navy standards. These authentic pieces of equipment reveal the behind-the-scenes occupations that were essential to the operation of Intrepid.

Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt - Brooklyn Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Brooklyn

An exhibition exploring the roles of cats, lions, and other feline creatures in Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life. From domesticated cats to mythic symbols of divinities, felines played an important role in ancient Egypt imagery for thousands of years. Now, nearly thirty diverse representations of felines from the world-famous Egyptian holdings of the Brooklyn Museum will be on view.

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.

NY See The BEST! Tour - OnBoard Tours
Through January 01, 2015 - New York

A 5-and-a-half-hour tour featuring the top sights in NYC, including the observation deck at the Empire State Building (without waiting in lines!), the Statue of Liberty, Grand Central Terminal, the neighborhoods of Chinatown and Little Italy, and the Intrepid Museum, including entry to the Space Shuttle Pavilion.

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.

Mathnasium Open House - Mathnasium of Scarsdale
Through August 17, 2024 - Scarsdale

WARNING! Your Child May Become Crazy About MATH! Let Mathnasium show you how they "make math make sense" during an afternoon of fun, games, hands-on learning, and information, as they introduce Mathnasium to Westchester. Mathnasium Learning Centers increase math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance, while building confidence and forging a positive attitude toward the subject. Each student follows a personalized learning program with the help of specially trained Mathnasium math tutors who provide instruction - and lots of warm encouragement.

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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