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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN BRONX

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by Directories Editor - Weekly February 5, 2014

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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'

Amateur Night at the Apollo - Apollo Theater
February 05, 2014 - Harlem

Amateur Night At The Apollo is one of New York's most popular live entertainment experiences, attracting performers and audiences the world over. The classic competition is known for its notoriously "tough" audience, gleefully playing the role of deciding who will "be good or be gone" to win the grand prize. Here's your chance to get first access to select dates, including our exclusive Show-Offs, Top Dogs and Specialty Shows. Who will be the next Ella Fitzgerald, James Brown or Michael Jackson? At Amateur Night, you decide.

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 05, 2014 - New York

The Lincoln Center favorite brings a special, early Valentine's gift for Bach lovers when its co-directors, violinists Gottfried von der Goltz and Petra Mullejans, lead the orchestra in Bach's Complete Brandenburg Concertos.

Die Fledermaus - Metropolitan Opera
February 05, 2014 - New York

A new production of Johann Strauss's sparkling comedy Die Fledermaus premieres on New Year's Eve. Adam Fischer conducts the new staging by Jeremy Sams, which sets the farcical story of romantic intrigue and mistaken identity in Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century. The new production of the quintessential Viennese comedy will feature new English-language lyrics by Sams and dialogue by award-winning Broadway playwright Douglas Carter Beane. Susanna Phillips sings Rosalinde, with Christopher Maltman as her husband, Eisenstein; Christine Sch?fer and Jane Archibald as her clever maid, Adele; Michael Fabiano and Alexander Lewis as Alfred, her clandestine lover; Paulo Szot as the scheming notary Dr. Falke; and Anthony Roth Costanzo as the consummate party host, Prince Orlofsky.

CPR/AED Course - Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps
February 05, 2014 - Scarsdale

Learn to save a life in just four hours! CPR course includes the use of an AED and choking rescue for adults, children and infants. Participants will receive an American Heart Association CPR Certification valid for two years.

Sights and Sounds: Global Film and Video - The Jewish Museum
Through February 05, 2014 - New York

This longterm series offers a rotating selection of vigorous film and video works by contemporary artists from around the world - with a particular emphasis on work being made outside western Europe and the United States.

New Combinations - New York City Ballet
February 05, 2014 -

Balanchine said, "There are no new steps, only new combinations," and each winter NYCB honors this sentiment with a program featuring new work. A sensation at its 2002 premiere, Bigonzetti's Vespro (Italian for vespers) and its cadre of ultramodern congregants make a welcome return. After its fall premiere, Angelin Preljocaj's new ballet receives four additional performances. Liam Scarlett has been making waves both in his native England and stateside, and the final work on the New Combinations program marks his NYCB choreographic debut.

National Theatre Live: Coriolanus - NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
February 05, 2014 - New York

National Theatre Live will broadcast the Donmar Warehouse's production of Coriolanus, Shakespeare's searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the title role and Mark Gatiss (Season's Greetings at the National Theatre, BBC's Sherlock) as Menenius, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke.

Stories Songs and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
February 05, 2014 - Stony Point

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

The Gin Game - Luncheon Theatre - Westbury Manor
February 05, 2014 - Westbury

In this warm and touching Pulitzer prize play, Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self-righteous lady, discover the both dislike the "home" and enjoy gin rummy so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
February 05, 2014 - Wilton

Bring your baby to this infant friendly program for songs, playtime and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. This program runs for 11 Wednesdays. No registration, no fee.

Wonderful Ones and Twos - Wilton Library
February 05, 2014 - Wilton

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

A Petits Pas Cooking Workshop - French Institute Alliance Fran?aise
February 05, 2014 - Upper East Side

Take your child on a wonderful sensory adventure with FIAF's hands-on cooking Les petits chefs workshops. In each workshop, children will discover new flavors of the season by creating different sweet or savory treats with seasonal fruits or vegetables. Children will stimulate their five senses and develop motor skills as they smell mint, taste rhubarb, shape brioche, and play with shapes and colors. They'll also increase their French vocabulary, learn about utensils and ingredients, and of course, enjoy the treats they have created. A parent or caregiver must attend the workshop.

Save with a Class-Workshop Combo Package! Speed up and enrich your toddler's French language learning by combining an 11-week a petits pas class with all 11 les petits chefs workshops. Save 5%* on the class and $110 on the workshops!

Register online at fiaf.org, by phone at 646-388-6612, or in person at FIAF.

After School Ice Skating - Lasker Pool & Rink
February 05, 2014 - Central Park

Kids ages 5-7 learn the basic elements of ice skating through group and individual instruction. Participation in this program includes use of all equipment. Space is limited; advance registration required.

Family Storytime & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 05, 2014 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their parent or caregiver are invited to the library for stories, crafts, songs, fingerplays, and more. Wednesdays through May 14. Registration is required.

Metronomy - Music Hall of Williamsburg
February 05, 2014 - Brooklyn

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Boppin’ with Bonnie Music Class - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 05, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Toddlers and their parent or caregiver are invited to join trained music teacher and ventriloquist Bonnie Halfond for a morning of music, movement, and puppets.

Mother 2 Mother Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health WIC Office
February 05, 2014 - Haverstraw

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

Infant Nutrition - Nyack Hospital
February 05, 2014 - Nyack

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

Homework Help - Laurelton Library
February 05, 2014 - Laurelton

Afterschool homework assistance in math, writing and other subjects is available for children in Grades 1-6.

Toddler Story Time-Court Square - Court Square Library
February 05, 2014 - Long Island City

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

Toddler Time -Seaside - Seaside Library
February 05, 2014 - Rockaway Park

Children ages 18 months to 3 years participate in an exciting storytime which will include music, movement, nursery rhymes, and a craft.

Game Day - Howard Beach Library
February 05, 2014 - Howard Beach

Enjoy some friendly competition with a variety of board games for teens and tweens, including checkers, Scrabble, Sorry and more.

Book Babies @ The Field - The Field Library
February 05, 2014 - Peekskill

An interactive program for the littlest library lovers (babies to age 3) and their caregivers. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and play time. No sign-up required.

Loaves of Love - Chabad of the Rivertowns
February 05, 2014 - Dobbs Ferry

"Knead" some spirituality! Challah baking with a twist. Make your own homemade challah and pass a loaf of love on to another. Learn the secret to great Challah making. "Loaves of Love," a huge Challah baking event, will meet those "kneads!" Each participant will bake two Challahs - one to keep for herself, and one to give away to someone in need of extra love and care. Sponsored by the Jewish Women's Circle of the Chabad of the Rivertowns. For women and daughters (ages 14 and older). Please RSVP.

Lunch & A Movie with John Bosco: The Way Back - Manhasset Public Library
February 05, 2014 - Manhasset

A film expert will lead the discussion about the film of the month, with Q & A to follow. Bring your lunch if you wish; the film begins at 12:30 p.m. Complimentary coffee and cookies will be served.

Tot's Night Out - Manhasset Public Library
February 05, 2014 - Manhasset

Youngsters (with caregiver) will enjoy crafts, movement activities, and songs in this interactive and fun monthly class. Registration is required.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
February 05, 2014 - Garden City

It's music, music, music. Musical instruments and sing-along songs get the youngest visitors' bodies moving.

Community Connections - Long Island Children's Museum
February 05, 2014 - Garden City

Every day, people in the community are helping to make our lives easier. Join us each week as we explore the lives and daily routines of a different community helper. Children will build on their vocabulary as they are introduced to job specific words through songs and activities. Each class will include a hands-on, themed activity to reinforce information shared during class.

'Whooo' Loves You? - Long Island Children's Museum
February 05, 2014 - Garden City

At this special arts and crafts program, participants can hatch a little owl friend to send their loving wishes and show them they give a "hoot."

Women's Film Series: Girl Rising - Landmark on Main Street
February 05, 2014 - Port Washington

Girl Rising is a groundbreaking feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to transform societies. The film presents the remarkable stories of nine girls around the workd, told by celebrated writers and voiced by renowned actors. After the film, there will be a discussion with Manizha Naderi, the Executive Director of Women for Afghan Women and Stacey Scarpone, Executive Director of Women's Fund of Long Island. Landmark on Main Street is proud to co-present this special evening with the Women's Fund of Long Island. Free admission thanks support from to the Angela & Scott Jaggar Foundation

New Media Lecture Series: Zach Gage - Neuberger Museum of Art
February 05, 2014 - Purchase

Zach Gage is a game designer, programmer, educator, and conceptual artist from New York City. His work often explores the power of systems, both those created by social interaction in digital spaces, and those that can be created for others, through the framing of games. His work has been featured in several online and printed publications, In games, he is best known for SpellTower, Ridiculous Fishing, and Lose/Lose. The New Media Lecture Series is co-curated by the Neuberger Museum of Art and the New Media Board of Study, School of Film and Media Studies, Purchase College.

Neu First Wednesdays: Tea Will Be Served at Neuberger Museum of Art Cafe - Neuberger Museum of Art
February 05, 2014 - Purchase

Performance and installation artist Chloe Bass administers "Tea Will Be Served," a participatory artwork about how what we do shapes us into who we are. Purchase College students and members of the wider community are invited to have tea and conversation with the artist in a mediated and interactive event during which participants are the performers, generating the content of the artwork through their experiences during the tea.

Story and Music Jamboree - Brooklyn Public Library, Macon branch
February 05, 2014 - 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.

Kids After School Snack Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
February 05, 2014 - Crown Heights

Kids can relax in the library, enjoy a snack (not provided), and socialize before starting homework.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
February 05, 2014 - Crown Heights

Kids have fun exploring their creative abilities with arts and crafts activities.

Gym Time at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 05, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Toddlers are invited to exercise and play with a professional occupational therapist. Group meets on Wednesdays through Jan. 29.

Pajama Storytime - Mineola Public Library
February 05, 2014 - Mineola

Kids will love these stories, favorite songs, and simple crafts. Ages 2 1/2 through kindergarten (with a caregiver).

Tween/Teen Advisory Group - Mineola Public Library
February 05, 2014 - Mineola

Tell the Library staff what programs, books, music, video games, and movies you want at the library! Refreshments will be served. Volunteer/Community credit will be given. Registration required. Grades 5 and up.

SOULGASM w/The Wizard Brian Coxx - Katra
February 05, 2014 - New York

HOUSE,FUNK, SOUL.....SOULGASM!! Please join us for the first Soulgasm of the year!! SOULGASM w/Beats by resident DJ / 'The Wizard' Brian Coxx. $5 b4 11pm / $10 after. ***Drink Specials*** SUBWAYS: 6 train to Spring St; N or R Train to Prince; F Train to 2nd Avenue; J/M/Z Train to Delancey. SOULGASM: ?noun, verb ?s?l-ga-z?m 1 : An orgasm of the mind, body and soul 2 : a moment of pure spiritual ecstasy; in which, an artful piece of life touches and moves the very core of your being, forcing you to close your eyes, gape slightly and lose yourself in its beauty, and as you do, a delightful tingling sensation flourishes from the back of your head and travels down your neck to ravish the entirety of your flesh. RSVP for the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/574533422621268/ ? SOULGASM ON FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/SoulgasmNYC 'The Wizard' Brian Coxx? https://www.facebook.com/thewizardbriancoxx Join theREDness Events Party Page: www.facebook.com/groups/226839233994774/ Follow theREDness on twitter: www.twitter.com/#!/theREDness Check out the REDness website: www.theREDness.com

Storytime at the Museum: First People: Lenape - Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
February 05, 2014 - Yonkers

Preschoolers ages 3-1/2 to 5 (accompanied by a parent or caregiver) are invited to a monthly story time at Philipse Manor Hall with picture books, songs, and fingerplays, followed by a hands-on museum activity. Each month will highlight a topic about the neighborhood history of downtown Yonkers.

BCA Bronx Culture Trolley Night - Readings & Conversations - Bronx Museum of the Arts
February 05, 2014 - Bronx

Hop off the Bronx Council on the Arts’ Bronx Culture Trolley at The Bronx Museum and hear Lonnie Harrington discuss his book Both Sides of the Water: Essays on African-Native American Interactions. Free Admission and suggested donation bar. Location: North Wing Lobby.

Amnesty International Concert with Imagine Dragons, Flaming Lips, Pussy Riot, Ms. Lauryn Hill, members of Pussy Riot & more - Barclays Center
February 05, 2014 - Brooklyn

Tickets go on sale Jan. 10 at 10am.

MONTHLY JAZZ JAM - Flushing Town Hall
February 05, 2014 - Flushing

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

Pokemon Game and Swap - Wilton Library
February 05, 2014 - Wilton

Do you love Pokemon? Do you collect the cards and swap them with friends? Are you a master at playing the game? Do you know every one of the 718 Pokemon characters from Pikachu to Squirtle? Once a week in February come and play and swap with other Pokemon fans. Grades 2 and up, no registration required, caretakers must remain in the building.

Video Games: Creating a Family Plan - Wilton Library
February 05, 2014 - Wilton

Are you looking for some guidance on establishing healthy limits in gaming? Dr. Eric Schleifer talks to parents about the effects of video games on children and how to create a plan for managing video game usage. Dr. Schleifer received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Gordon F. Derner Center for Psychoanalytic Studies at Adelphi University, where he wrote his dissertation on the long and short-term effects of video games on children. He has worked as a clinician at the Child Guidance Center in Stamford and as an Adjunct Professor for Psychology at Brooklyn College teaching Developmental Psychology to graduate students. Dr. Schleifer currently has a private practice in Stamford serving children, adolescents, and their families. No charge. Registration strongly encouraged. Snow date: Wednesday, Feb. 26.

HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE - Westport Library
February 05, 2014 - Westport

Andrew Lockwood, college finance consultant and former lawyer and ESPN radio host, speaks about his book How to Pay "Wholesale" For College. Learn ways to cut college costs and avoid student loans. Free ebooks will be available for all attendees.

CHESS CLUB - Westport Library
February 05, 2014 - Westport

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

Hope Bereavement Support Group - Oceanside Jewish Center
February 05, 2014 - Oceanside

HOPE bereavement support group for parents who have suffered the loss of a child, meets the first Wednesday of every month. Experience the freedom to express your feelings and the sharing of coping skills under the guidance of a professional facilitator. All are welcome. Call for further information.

Cady Huffman - 54 Below
February 05, 2014 - New York

Cady Huffman (Tony Award, original Ulla in The Producers, The Nance, The Will Rogers Follies) returns by popular demand with her sexy new show about life, love and what she ate along the way. From her Gramma's Pasta Fazool to her 10 seasons as a judge on "Iron Chef America," Cady has eaten it all, loved it all and gone back for seconds. Joining long time collaborators Eugene Gwozdz on the piano, Roger Cohen on drums and with direction by Will Nunziata, get ready to sing along to the foodie tunes of Hank Williams, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Kelis and many more. You'll laugh, maybe cry and even get a little glimpse under the table cloth! Direction by Will Nunziata.

Homo Comicus - Gotham Comedy Club
February 05, 2014 - New York

Take a hilarious gay-cation to an island paradise of brilliant comedy on W. 23rd Street, hosted by killer queen of crowd work MARION GRODIN (from Conan O'Brien, ABC's "The View" and Comedy Central), Mr. Wonderful MICHAEL BRILL (from Logo, Here!TV and Comedy 360), mad funny MICHELLE BUTEAU (from the new Fox sitcom "Enlisted" and VH-1's "Best Week Ever"), crown prince of comedy CHRISTIAN CINTRON (from The Wendy Williams Show, Operation Repo and web series "Absolute Cintron"), the way witty and wise CHRIS DOUCETTE (first place "Snubfest Comedy Festival," NPR, wrote for Jane Lynch) and Dame Delicious JAMI SMITH (Comedy Editor for The Advocate from P-Town's "Women's Week" and "Bear Week").

Children's Programs: Wacky World Ages 2-3 - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
February 05, 2014 - Riverhead

You're never too young to learn about the many fascinating creatures that live under and above the sea. Explore the Aquarium with hands-on activities, stories, songs, crafts, and live animal encounters. Series dates: February 5,12,19,26.

SciCafe: Reconnaissance of Other Solar Systems - American Museum of Natural History
February 05, 2014 - New York City

Join Curator and Chair of the Astrophysics Department Ben R. Oppenheimer, as he discusses the first remote reconnaissance of another solar system. An advanced telescopic imaging system that started taking data this year is the first of its kind capable of not only spotting planets orbiting other stars, but also analyzing the chemistry of their atmospheres. The collaborative set of high-tech instrumentation and software, called Project 1640, is now operating on the Hale telescope at the Palomar Observatory in California after more than six years of development.

Jack Walrath Quartet - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
February 05, 2014 - New York

With Jack Walrath, trumpet; Tim Armacost, tenor saxophone; Boris Kozlov, bass; George Burton, piano; and Donald Edwards, drums.

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
February 05, 2014 - Hicksville

"Sirena, The Little Mermaid: It's A Whole New World!" An original musical marionette puppet show with a surprise ending! After the show, the kids and parents get to rock out on the dance floor!

Arsenal Gallery Exhibtion: The March - Arsenal in Central Park
February 05, 2014 - Upper East Side

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks' Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Celia the Queen: Film & Discussion - El Museo Del Barrio
February 05, 2014 - New York

A Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute presentation in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio, the Apollo Theater and the National Black Programming Consortium Panel Discussion moderated by Dr. Marta Moreno Vega. Panel includes Joe Cardona, producer; Ruth Sanchez, hair stylist; Felipe Luciano, WBAI, poet. Celia the Queen, a film produced by Joe Cardona, is a loving look at the amazing life and legacy of a woman whose voice symbolized the soul of a nation and captured the hearts of fans worldwide. Erupting onto the Cuban music scene as the lead singer for La Sonora Matancera, Celia Cruz broke down barriers of racism and sexism. With the powerful weapon of her voice and the warm tolerance of her heart, Celia soon became all things to all people. The film shows the diversity of the people whose lives she touched, from stars like Quincy Jones, Andy Garcia, and Wyclef Jean to ordinary people all over the world who loved not only her music but her incredible spirit.

Mick Foley - Levity Live
February 05, 2014 - West Nyack

On Wednesday, February 5th, Levity Live in West Nyack, NY welcomes WWE’s Hardcore Legend, Mick Foley. His multi-faceted career has seen Foley turn from 3-time WWE champion to 2-time New York Times #1 best-selling author to his present incarnation as stand-up comic/spoken-word performer. Foley’s nationwide tour “Tales from Wresting Past” showcases his unique style of surreal story-telling and his trademark blend of wildness and warmth that promises to take both wrestling and comedy fans on a memorable and entertaining ride. His shows have already garnered a collection of stellar reviews from around the globe. Chortle, the UK’s most respected comedy source said, “onstage, Foley is charm personified: eloquent, self-effacing and funny.” Best-selling author Paul O’Brien, writing for The Layfield Report raved, “He always leaves them laughing. Laughing, standing at the end and always wanting more.” Even the decidedly non-wrestling publication Broadway Babies mused “If you’re interested at all in wrestling, you’ll love it; if you’re not, you’ll like it.” One of the cornerstones of WWE’s meteoric rise in the late 90’s, Mick Foley earned the nickname ‘The Hardcore Legend’ for his ability to absorb seemingly inhuman punishment in some of the most dramatic matches in sports-entertainment history. Already a respected veteran for his 11 physically punishing years wrestling under the name Cactus Jack, Foley’s career soared to new heights in WWE as ‘Mankind’, a character Foley claimed was inspired by a combination of reading Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein and listening to the music of Tori Amos. As Cactus Jack, Foley won the 1995 ‘King of the Deathmatch’ tournament in Yokohama, Japan, and continued wrestling, despite the amputation of his right ear, in a match against Vader in Munich, Germany in 1994. As Mankind, Foley was a 3-time WWE Champion, but is best known for his epic and brutal battle with The Undertaker in 1998’s ‘Hell in a Cell’ match, during which he was knocked unconscious after falls both off of and through the 16 foot Cell structure. Despite the injury, Foley finished the match – with one of his front teeth lodged in his nose. With his in-ring retirement looming, Foley penned his own memoir (by hand, on 700 pages of notebook paper) and shocked the literary world when the book, Have a Nice Day hit number one on the New York Times best-seller list in October 1999. The book remained on the Times list for twenty six weeks. A follow-up, 2001’s Foley is Good hit number one on The New York Times list as well. Foley has published a total of ten books; four memoirs, four children’s books and two novels. After speaking at some of the United States most respected colleges and universities – including MIT, Syracuse University, Notre Dame and The University of Miami, Foley decided to take his story telling skills to the stand-up stage, making his head-lining debut in 2009, before a sold-out crowd at the world-famous Hollywood Improv. Mick has since performed at both the Montreal “Just For Laughs” Festival and the Edinburgh “Fringe Fest” – the two largest comedy festivals in the world, and has headlined tours of the UK, Ireland, Australia, and South Korea. Foley’s acting credentials include ’30 Rock’, ‘Warren the Ape’, Now and Again’, ‘G vs. E’ and ‘Boy Meets World’ and he was featured in the critically acclaimed documentary ‘Beyond the Mat.’ He has done voice work on ‘Squidbillies,’ ‘Celebrity Death Match,’ and ‘Avatar: the Last Airbender’ and was featured in a 2012 episode of ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’. His list of guest appearances includes ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, ‘The Late Show with Jay Leno,’ ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien,’ ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire,’ ‘Good Morning America,’ ‘Family Feud,’ ‘Redeye,’ ‘Larry King Live,’ and several appearances on ‘Today.’ He was featured in a 2010 story on ‘ABC’s World News Tonight’ for his work as an online volunteer with RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. Foley was also recognized for his work with RAINN at 2010’s ‘Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear’ – where he was awarded a Medal of Reasonableness’ from Jon Stewart. Visit: http://www.realmickfoley.com/

Sarah Boyd x Capwell + Co. Jewelry Launch Party - Capwell + Co. Pop-Up Store
February 05, 2014 - New York

Capwell + Co partnered with Simply Stylist founder, Sarah Boyd, to create a five piece capsule collection of jewelry. All of the proceeds from the collaboration are being donated to the anti-bullying non-profit organization, The Farley Project, which was founded by Kravetz PR partner, Elissa Kravetz, in 2012. Come enjoy music, drinks, and jewelry at the launch party on Wednesday, February 5th at Capwell + Co.'s pop-up store in New York.

Zumba Classes - The Gerrard Berman Day School, Solomon Schechter of North Jersey
February 05, 2014 - Oakland

Children ages 4-6 can let loose get out their natural energy at this seven-week class that runs through March 26. Participants can socialize, move to age-appropriate music, and play games with other kids. For more information contact Susan Scher, Early Childhood Director at 201-337-1111 or sscher@ssnj.org.

Afternoon Explorers - Tenafly Nature Center
February 05, 2014 - Tenafly

Children will explore the Nature Center’s animals, exhibits, and trails while learning about the wonders of the natural world at this drop off program. Topics include: Winter Wonderland, Incredible Invertebrates, Salamanders & Lizards, and Animal Tracks. Rain or shine. Registration is required.

Winter in Winter Residency: Johnny Winter - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 05, 2014 - New York

Voted one of the top 100 guitarists of all time in Rolling Stone Magazine Johnny Winter is a guitar hero without equal. Signing with Columbia Records in 1969, he immediately laid out the blueprint for his fresh take on classic blues with a powerful combination of authentic Texas funk and his own high energy interpretation for the legions of fans just discovering the blues via the likes of Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. *Rescheduled from 1/21 due to bad weather.

An Evening with Blues Diva Candye Kane - Lucille's
February 05, 2014 - New York

Superhero is the name of Candyes' original song and the title of her current cd for Delta Groove records. It is also an apt description of the jump blues singer and songwriter from East Los Angeles who has earned this moniker the hard way. Nominated for a 2008 National Blues Foundation Award for Best Blues Contemporary Female (the highest honor for blues artists) and beating down pancreatic cancer the same year, Kane is one tough cookie. She has performed worldwide for presidents and movie stars, but her path to success was not always glamorous or easy.

Open Mic Spoken Word Wednesdays - Shell's Bistro
February 05, 2014 - New York

The Sneakers & Ale Open Mic Night is back again in 2014 & better than ever! We've taken a great night & made it even greater with new additions to our crowd-interactive format.

Pam Tanowitz Dance - Joyce Theater
Through February 06, 2014 - New York

Pam Tanowitz makes her Joyce debut with an inventive, witty work that manifests the choreographer's fascination with dance steps as objects.

Prince Igor - Metropolitan Opera
February 06, 2014 - New York

Borodin's defining Russian epic, famous for its Polovtsian Dances, comes to the Met for the first time in nearly 100 years. Dmitri Tcherniakov's new production is a brilliant psychological journey through the mind of its conflicted hero, with the founding of the Russian nation as the backdrop. Star bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov takes on the monumental title role, with Gianandrea Noseda conducting.

Daniil Trifonov - Carnegie Hall
February 06, 2014 - New York

Pianist Daniil Trifonov presents a recital program that includes Stravinsky's Serenade in A, selections from Ravel's Miroirs, Schoenberg's Three Piano Pieces, Op. 11, and Schumann's Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 (with posthumous etudes).

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - Beacon Theatre
February 06, 2014 - New York

For over a decade, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings have traveled the world, blowing minds with their explosive live performances and their raw, hand-crafted studio recordings. While other artists have ridden the crests and troughs of passing fads, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have bypassed the hype-and-hit superhighway and taken a detour straight to the hearts and bodies of their listeners, transcending fleeting trends and demographics and delivering a visceral rhythm and soul sound to an ever-expanding base of deeply loyal fans. Give the People What They Want is poised to become not only an iconic album from a prolific band, but a fixture in the canon of Soul Music.

Balanchine and Robbins: Masters at Work - New York City Ballet
February 06, 2014 -

Both audience favorites and celebrated masterpieces, these two works are perfect for dedicated balletomanes and NYCB neophytes alike. Marking Robbins' much anticipated return to the ballet after years of spectacular Broadway success, Dances at a Gathering is a landmark for its sustained invention, unstressed virtuosity, and constantly shifting emotions. At the other end of the spectrum is Union Jack, Balanchine's tribute to Great Britain. After a spectacular pageant of kilts and clans, this magnificent work ends with an effervescent exhibition of sailors and seafaring swagger, amassing over 70 dancers on the stage for one of the largest ballets in the NYCB repertory.

New York Islanders vs. Calgary Flames - Nassau Coliseum
February 06, 2014 - Uniondale

It will be a hot, hot time on the ice. Get ready to root for your favorite team as the Islanders take on their rivals.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
February 06, 2014 - Stony Point

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

Informational Meeting - French-American School of New York (FASNY)
February 06, 2014 - Scarsdale

Informational Meetings give a description of the FASNY curriculum, allow prospective parents to discuss the benefits of a bilingual/bicultural education, and visit the Scarsdale campus. Register online at fasny.org.

Thursday Morning Storytime at B&N: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
February 06, 2014 - White Plains

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

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
February 06, 2014 - Flushing

Children and teens ages 8-14, can try their hand at acting, and perform in a live show especially for kids. Budding actors, musicians, scenery artists, sound effects techs, and stagehands are needed. Weekly meetings and rehearsals are required for all actors and actresses.

Circle of Friends - Glen Oaks Library
February 06, 2014 - Glen Oaks

A morning of fun for children ages 3-5. A variety of fun-filled activities include listening to stories, singing songs and doing arts and crafts.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 06, 2014 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more in both Spanish and English. Thursdays through May 15. Registration is required.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 06, 2014 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 are invited to the library for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Thursdays through May 15. Registration is required.

Bottlenotes & Brushstrokes: A Pairing of Wine and Art - 1315 Studios
February 06, 2014 - New York

In a collaboration of culture, Circo Vino and UGallery invite you to Bottlenotes and Brushstrokes: A Pairing of Wine and Art. Winegrowers of twelve artisan properties will present their wines alongside artist John Diehl, who has interpreted the essence of each winery in a specially commissioned painting series. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bottlenotes-and-brushstrokes-a-pairing-of-wine-and-art-tickets-9409236279.

Tales for Tails @ The Field - The Field Library
February 06, 2014 - Peekskill

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

Yoga for Kids at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 06, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Children ages 2-6 are invited to try this playful and integrative approach to yoga. Group meets most Thursday.

European Hot Chocolates with Lee - Floral Park Public Library
February 06, 2014 - Floral Park

Let's hear it for the Mayas, those resourceful ancient Mexicans credited with inventing hot chocolate. Originally made with ground cocoa seeds, the beverage was bitter at birth; sugar was added only after the Spanish conquistadors brought the drink back to Europe. Come join us for a fun evening of a variety of European hot chocolates presented by Lee Perrotta, The Chocolate Lady. Come warm yourself by enjoying the luscious tastes and sweet, earthy scents of Lee's decadent hot chocolates. Registration is online or at the Reference Desk.

Broadway Love Songs with Dr. Kolb - Manhasset Public Library
February 06, 2014 - Manhasset

Romance is at the heart of almost all Broadway musicals and this program will explore the many ways in which love can be expressed through song and dance. Samples will range from the 1920s to the present and will explore solos, duets, and ensembles that illustrate how �Love Is Sweeping the Country."

'Whooo' Loves You? - Long Island Children's Museum
February 06, 2014 - Garden City

At this special arts and crafts program, participants can hatch a little owl friend to send their loving wishes and show them they give a "hoot."

stART (Story + Art) - Long Island Children's Museum
February 06, 2014 - Garden City

Join in each week as kids read childhood classics and are introduced to new favorites; followed by literature-inspired activities and crafts. Then musical instruments and sing-along songs get the youngest visitors' bodies moving.

Multilingual Mother Goose - Chappaqua Public Library
February 06, 2014 - Chappaqua

Children ages birth-5 years with an adult learn and share songs and rhymes in other languages. Registration required.

Cortelyou Friends Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Cortelyou branch
February 06, 2014 - Ditmas Park

A story hour for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
February 06, 2014 - Crown Heights

Teens enjoy music, games, socializing, and more.

Ridge Girls Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
February 06, 2014 - Bay Ridge

Girls can write freely from their perspective in this special writing workshop.

Lecture by Fabien Cousteau - Maritime Aquarium
February 06, 2014 - Norwalk

Cousteau is a grandson of Jacques Cousteau, inventor of SCUBA gear and an inspiration to millions of ocean-lovers through his unique television show. Growing up on the decks of his grandfather's research vessels, Calypso and Alcyone, Fabien Cousteau was destined to work to protect our planet's immense and endangered marine habitats. This spring, Cousteau will lead an exploration named Mission 31 that intends to spend 31 days in Aquarius, the only undersea marine habitat and lab in the world. This endeavor will break new ground in ocean exploration and also coincide with the 50th anniversary of his grandfather's 30-day experiment living in an underwater lab beneath the Red Sea.

Jump for Joy - Mineola Public Library
February 06, 2014 - Mineola

Join Joyce Oddo for fun music and movement with your toddler. Ages 15 months through kindergarten (with a caregiver). The non-refundable fee is due at in-person sign up.

Film-The Butler - Mineola Public Library
February 06, 2014 - Mineola

Inspired by a true story where Cecil Gaines, a devoted husband, father, and White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century America. "A singularly full-hearted and moving film."- New York Daily News. Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey & John Cusack--Rated PG-13.

Masters of Illusion Live: Believe the Impossible - Stamford's PalaceTheatre
February 06, 2014 - Stamford

Audience members will marvel at the huge production values and will be drawn in by the immediacy of a live performance. The show will feature escapologists, comedy, magic, quick change artists, sleight of hand and the premiere of the Flying Piano, an illusion never see live before.

Book Talk: Brooklyn's Plymouth Church in the Civil War Era - Brooklyn Historical Society
February 06, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Did you know that Brooklyn's Plymouth Church was a stop on the Underground Railroad? It's something you'll hear about when authors Frank Decker and Lois Rosebrooks discuss their new book about Plymouth Church's activism under the leadership of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher.

Important Conversations with Children in Times of Divorce - Fairfield Public Library
February 06, 2014 - Fairfield

A Pathways to Parenting program presented by Dorothy Timmermann, Executive Director of Fairfield Counseling Services. For adults only.

Get Into It! FREE - Stepping Stones Museum
February 06, 2014 - Norwalk

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

BROADWAY WEEK - Various
Through February 06, 2014 - New York

Check out a special 2 tickets for 1 price to Broadway shows, from Jan. 21 through Feb. 6, 2014.

Brazilica Thursdays - Lucille's
February 06, 2014 - New York

Every Thursday, we invite you to spend a night in Brazil without leaving NY. Come experience a BRAZILICIA party and you'll see why everyone says that it's reminiscent of a night out in Brazil. BRAZILICIA parties feature live Brazilian bands playing Samba, Pagode & Forro, with different bands playing weekly. You'll also enjoy one the best Brazilian DJ's around, Alex Carioca, spinning the best & latest Brazilian music along with Dance & Top 40 music to keep you dancing all night. And at BRAZILICIA parties we start every night with free Samba & Forro dance lessons given by our fun, lovely & talented instructor, Cookie Elizabeth. Cookie's lessons are a great way to start your night of dancing & partying whether you're a first-time beginner or are looking to learn some new moves & meet some new dance partners. We'll also be surprising you from time to time with special dance performances from some of the best dancers and schools around. To complete your night out in Brazil, come enjoy B.B. King's new, delicious Brazilian food menu complete with special salgadinhas (appetizers) & entrees that will give you a taste of Brazil & have you craving every Thursday. You'll also enjoy special Leblon caipirinha cocktails along with Brazilian beer to quench your thirst for Brazil.

Children's Programs: Wacky World Ages 3-5 - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
February 06, 2014 - Riverhead

You're never too young to learn about the many fascinating creatures that live under and above the sea. Explore the Aquarium with hands-on activities, stories, songs, crafts, and live animal encounters. Series dates 6, 13, 20, 27.

EXHIBITION OPENING CELEBRATION: Cabinets of Wonder: The Art of Collecting - Children's Museum of the Arts
February 06, 2014 -

Learn about the art of collecting and discover the neat things that people collect at this celebration of the museum's new show, Cabinets of Wonder: The Art of Collecting. Pay as you wish, bring friends and family!

Family Workshop: Hush Harbor: Living Legacies of African Spirituals - Soundstage at the Apollo Theater
February 06, 2014 - Harlem

Vocalist, Composer and Cultural Worker Imani Uzuri has crafted an engaging intergenerational workshop to share in song and community. Hush Arbors were hidden safe spaces intentionally created by enslaved African Americans in wooded areas throughout the southern United States as a place to secretly worship, commune, transcend, strategize, revolt and plan escape. American Spirituals were communally created in spaces such as these. This inter-generational workshop celebrates the rich heritage of this seminal Black American folk music acknowledged as a "national treasure" by the U.S. Congress in 2007. Participants will uncover this body of music's multi-layered and coded history and how its healing, contemplative and revolutionary inheritance continued to remain activated through the Civil Rights Era and within our contemporary musical landscape today. All will be invited to share in communal singing of some of these inspiring songs such as "This Little Light of Mine", "Deep River" and "Wade In The Water". We will also explore the early history of the Blues and Gospel music. Bring a tambourine, rattle, small drum or just your feet to stomp, your hands to clap and your voices to sing! Hush Arbor: Living Legacies of African American Spirituals with Imani Uzuri Sunday, February 9, 2014 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public Reservations recommended All children must be accompanied by an adult. All adults must be accompanied by a child.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibtion: The March - Arsenal in Central Park
February 06, 2014 - Upper East Side

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks' Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

DJ ?uestlove Presents Bowl Train - Brooklyn Bowl
February 06, 2014 - Brooklyn

American music legend ?uestlove is continuing his Thursday night residency at Brooklyn Bowl, accompanied by throwback Soul Train videos! His vinyl collection contains more than 50,000 records giving him the ability to tear up the dance floor with the most eclectic sets of hip-hop, house, 80's, rare grooves and a mix of everything in between.

Montauk Project Show - Fontana's Bar
February 06, 2014 - Manhattan

Montauk Project will perform at Fontana's Bar in Manhattan Thursday February 6, 2014. Other performers include Michael Sue and Wrong Era. Show starts at 8:30pm.

La Leche League Meeting - Panera Bread
February 06, 2014 - Huntington

La Leche League is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women breastfeed their babies. The meetings offer support, information and help to nursing and pregnant women. The meetings are informal and open to all women who are interested in breastfeeding. Babies and children are always welcome. Breastfeeding is a simple and natural process, but you may need support and information on the correct positioning of the baby at the breast, working and breastfeeding, avoiding problems, and overcoming any difficulties that may occur. Knowing other women who have breastfed their babies can be helpful and reassuring. Having accurate, up-to-date information is also important. Attending La Leche League meetings can help you learn about breastfeeding from other nursing mothers. At these monthly meetings, mothers share not only their questions and concerns but also the benefits and joys of breastfeeding.

MTV's New York Fashion Week Event - Highline Ballroom
February 06, 2014 - New York

Music Type: House, EDM and top 40. Hosted by MTV's Sway Calloway. Special Showcase by Pamela Quinzi and Giovanni Lopresti. Jewerly Sowcase by House of Roderick. Art Showcase by Peace Simon. Svedka Vodka Sponsored Open Bar from 8-9pm. If you have been to one of our events in the past, you already know what you are in for. If you haven't been to one yet, now is your chance. The Highline Ballroom is the Meatpacking District's most legendary dance club, which has a 900 plus-person-capacity space distinguishes itself from the rest of New York City's giants with exposed beams, lounge-worthy lighting, and a column-free main floor with a great and unobstructed line of sight whether you are in the upstairs VIP only mezzanine or the main dance floor. This Hot Spot brings you a funky, A-List Crowd especially for this New York City's Fashion Week. Top DJ Mercier and Scottie Cortoreal will be spinning edm, house, and top 40. Advanced Ticketed Event Only - Get tickets at http://www.privefashionweek.com/rob. For information, please text 917-300-8976 or email us at info@theenrgroup.com. Age: 21 and over with proper ID. For all our other events please log onto http://www.theenrgroup.com

Fashion Plate Prix Fixe & Lincoln Square Crew Cuts Program - Lincoln Square
February 06, 2014 - Lincoln Square

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City is making a fashionable return! The runways will be lit and the area's restaurants will be packed with locals, visitors and tourists taking advantage of the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District’s highly-anticipated fashion week dining promotions: Fashion Plate Prix Fixe and Lincoln Square Crew Cuts. Twenty-eight of the Upper West Side’s most popular and renowned restaurants are hosting fashionably exceptional deals for everyone coming to the Lincoln Square neighborhood.

Fashion Plate Prix Fixe is open to the public for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunches during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. 28 restaurants are offering outstanding menu options, for example:


Rosa Mexicano Lincoln Center is featuring a $25 Prix Fixe lunch special as well a three-course dinner for only $38.

The Smith is hosting a $27 three-course lunch and complimentary sparkling morning punch with any breakfast entree; and a special two-course, modern Italian lunch is being offered at Lincoln Ristorante for $36.

Trending this season, many of the restaurants participating are including cocktail specials as part of their Prix Fixe menu offerings. For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit lincolnsquarebid.org/fashionweek

Twist & Shout Benefit Concert, featuring Dionne Warwick, Mary Wilson, Lulu, Bettye LaVette, Leslie Uggams, Gary US Bonds and more - Apollo Theater
February 06, 2014 - New York

Proceeds go to Food Bank for New York City.

Writers and Artists Respond: Vanessa Davis - The Jewish Museum
February 06, 2014 - New York

Comics artist and frequent Tablet Magazine contributor Vanessa Davis responds to Art Spiegelman's Co-Mix: A Retrospective in the exhibition galleries. Free with Pay-What-Your-Wish Admission; RSVP recommended.

Jeffrey Osborne - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 07, 2014 - New York

Jeffrey Osborne began his professional singing career in 1969 with a popular funk and soul group called Love Men Ltd. The band moved to Los Angeles in 1970 and changed its name to L.T.D. Osborne was originally brought on as the drummer and eventually became the lead vocalist. After more than ten years with the band, he decided to pursue a solo career, which produced such Top 40 hits as "Don't You Get So Mad," "Stay With Me Tonight," and "Love Power," which he performed with Dionne Warwick.

Enchanted Princess Ball - New Jersey Children's Museum
February 07, 2014 - Paramus

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

Amanda Majeski & Alan Darling - Carnegie Hall
February 07, 2014 - New York

American lyric soprano Amanda Majeski collaborates with pianist Alan Darling on a recital including Haydn's "Berenice, che fai," Schumann's Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42, Berg's Sieben fruhe Lieder, and folk songs by Benjamin Britten and Percy Granger.

Lake Street Dive - Carnegie Hall
February 07, 2014 - New York

Inspired by classic pop, rock, and soul, the acoustic quartet Lake Street Dive performs both original songs and unique arrangements of classic hits with its groove-driven strain of indie-pop. Presented in partnership with WFUV.

New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra - Symphony Space
February 07, 2014 - New York

Journeys into Mysterious Realms take the audience to the region of the Swan Knight in Wagner's Lohengrin prelude to Act I (first NASO performance); the River Styx, in Rachmaninov's Isle of the Dead (first NASO performance); and a bewitching magical kingdom in Stravinsky's Firebird (1919).

Uncommon Women - Symphony Space
February 07, 2014 - New York

Celebrating a host of birthdays, the women warriors of new music, Joan Tower (75), Ursula Oppens and Tania Leon (70), and the Cassatt Quartet (30th anniversary season) come together with the world premiere of Ethos by Leon, Tower's Dumbarton Quintet, and Beethoven's Op. 74, "The Harp."

Contemporary Choreographers - New York City Ballet
February 07, 2014 -

Demonstrating the versatility of contemporary ballet, these works encompass a variety of thematic influences and styles of movement. A multilayered work, La Stravaganza juxtaposes 17th-century sensibility with modern culture while contrasting classical and electronic accompaniment. Wheeldon's most recent work for NYCB, A Place for Us, is a pas de deux to score for clarinet and piano by Andre Previn and Leonard Bernstein. Last seen almost a decade ago, Todo Buenos Aires puts the tango on pointe, revising the classical ballroom form as a ballet while maintaining its sultry rhythmic beat.

Stroller Tour - Katonah Museum of Art
February 07, 2014 - Katonah

Refresh your spirit and expand your mind! Join in a special before-hours gallery tour just for new moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers with babies in tow. Explore different aspects of the current exhibition ("Eye to I...3,000 Years of Portraits") through interactive tours, discussions, and artistic activities. For adults with children under 18 months. Breakfast snacks provided by Tazza Cafe. No RSVP required and crying babies are welcome!

Cosmic Public Skate Night - Hommocks Park Ice Rink
February 07, 2014 - Mamaroneck

A great way to spend a Friday evening...skating to your favorite music coordinated to new cosmic disco lights on the ice. At 7:15pm, the house lights go out and the arena is lights up with colored lights that seem to sync to the music.

Storytime Series for Toddlers - North Forest Park Library
February 07, 2014 - Forest Hills

In this program children ages 14-30 months and their caregivers sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft. (Note: Families may attend the toddler OR preschooler Storytime program, not both. Families with a mix of ages are encouraged to attend the preschool program.)

Storytime Series for Preschoolers - North Forest Park Library
February 07, 2014 - Forest Hills

Children ages 31 months-5 years and their caregivers are sing songs, listen to stories, and make a simple craft. (Note: Families may attend the toddler OR preschooler Storytime program, not both.

Play Board Games - Haverstraw Public Library, Village Branch
February 07, 2014 - Haverstraw

Kids can stop by the library to play some board games with their friends in the library.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 07, 2014 - Garnerville

Creative kids ages 4-12, come to the library and make something special with LEGOs Use your own or borrow bricks from the library. Fridays through May 16.

After School Ice Skating - Lasker Pool & Rink
February 07, 2014 - Central Park

Kids ages 5-7 learn the basic elements of ice skating through group and individual instruction. Participation in this program includes use of all equipment. Space is limited; advance registration required.

Valentine Film and Craft - Rose Memorial Library
February 07, 2014 - Stony Point

Toddlers are invited to the library for a Valentine's Day film, a special craft, and a choco-licious treat. Registration is required.

Winter Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
February 07, 2014 - West Nyack

Jill will help artists of all ages design winter-themed crafts. Choose from a large array of seasonal items including dishes, mugs, plates, snowflake boxes, plaques, and more including special gifts for the winter holidays such as Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day. Pieces can be taken home that day or left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested. Workshops will be held each Friday throughout the month.

Board Games - Windsor Park Library
February 07, 2014 - Bayside

Kids ages 5-12 can spend an evening making new friends and have a fun time playing board games such as chess, Candy Land, Sorry, and much more.

Homework Help - Laurelton Library
February 07, 2014 - Laurelton

Afterschool homework assistance in math, writing and other subjects is available for children in Grades 1-6.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 07, 2014 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 are invited to the library for stories, crafts, and more. Registration is required.

Tales for Tots @ The Field - The Field Library
February 07, 2014 - Peekskill

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

'Cabaret' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
February 07, 2014 - Irvington

Presented by the Clocktower Players Teen Troupe. Willkommen to the tantalizing world of The Kit Kat Klub, in 1930s Berlin. Through the eyes of young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, the beguiling nightclub singer, Sally Bowles, Fraulein Schneider and her elderly Jewish suitor Herr Schultz, and the people of Berlin, this groundbreaking musical uniquely explores an era in which history was truly being made. Under the sway of its lasciviously charming Emcee, the decadence of the nightclub becomes a shattered mirror reflecting a society spiraling toward disaster with the rise of Hitler's Nazis. The fabulous Kander & Ebb score features notable musical numbers including, "Willkommen," "Cabaret," "Don't Tell Mama," "Two Ladies," and "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" - a folk melody that turns into a rousing march, a promise, and a threat scarier than the show's looming swastikas. One of the defining musicals of all time, this Tony Award-winner broke new ground in theater, intertwining social history with dazzling entertainment in new and dangerous ways. Thought-provoking and mesmerizing, this production is a must-see. Mature content. Book by Joe Masteroff. Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb. Director Cagle McDonald; Music Director: George Croom; Choreographer: Josue Jasmin; Production Design David Lovett.

Get Your Play On! - Kids University
February 07, 2014 - Pleasantville

Turn those winter blues into smiles and step into Shabbat on the right foot. Kids will enjoy a morning of play while parents engage in discussion about the importance of community (kehillah).

First Friday - Chabad of the Rivertowns
February 07, 2014 - Dobbs Ferry

Inspiring and uplifting services followed by a gourmet Kiddush. Meet new friends and enjoy community spirit.

Cirque Fridays - Highline Ballroom
February 07, 2014 - New York

Aerialists, dancers, live entertainment. Electronic violinist, drummers & more. 21 +

Tilles Center Presents Kristin Chenoweth - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
February 07, 2014 - Greenvale

Emmy and Tony award winning star of film, television, and stage Kristin Chenoweth will perform an array of her most memorable songs and Broadway show tunes, including music from Wicked, Promises Promises, Glee, and songs from her new album, Some Lessons Learned.

Little Playmates - Floral Park Public Library
February 07, 2014 - Floral Park

Join in this special time for play and circle fun for babies ages 12-30 months with their caregivers.

Teen Valentine's Berry Cheesecake Parfait - Floral Park Public Library
February 07, 2014 - Floral Park

Create a tasty Valentine's treat for your special someone -- or even yourself! Teens will be making a parfait extraordinaire, so be sure to join the fun! Sign up online or at the adult reference desk. Grades 6-12.

Community Connections - Long Island Children's Museum
February 07, 2014 - Garden City

Every day, people in the community are helping to make our lives easier. Join us each week as we explore the lives and daily routines of a different community helper. Children will build on their vocabulary as they are introduced to job specific words through songs and activities. Each class will include a hands-on, themed activity to reinforce information shared during class.

'Whooo' Loves You? - Long Island Children's Museum
February 07, 2014 - Garden City

At this special arts and crafts program, participants can hatch a little owl friend to send their loving wishes and show them they give a "hoot."

Board Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Coney Island branch
February 07, 2014 - Coney Island

Kids and tweens enjoy classic and new board games.

Board Games for Teens - Brooklyn Public Library, Homecrest branch
February 07, 2014 - Homecrest

Unplug from the digital gadget and get back to some board games!

Erev Shabbat Family Service - Temple Beth Torah
February 07, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to this special Shabbat service led by Rabbi Brian Beal and Cantor Sally Neff. The evening includes music, prayer, and meditation.

Munchkins and Mishpacha - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 07, 2014 - Upper Nyack

The synagogue hosts this ?Mommy and Me? program with a Jewish twist. Parents / grandparents / caregivers and their favorite toddler can celebrate Shabbat together and learnHebrew words. Fridays through Nov. 22. Registration is required.

Film-The Butler - Mineola Public Library
February 07, 2014 - Mineola

Inspired by a true story where Cecil Gaines, a devoted husband, father, and White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century America. "A singularly full-hearted and moving film."- New York Daily News. Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey & John Cusack--Rated PG-13.

Pebble Candy Sand Art - Mineola Public Library
February 07, 2014 - Mineola

Yum! It's art that you can eat! Fill up different jars in fun shapes with pebble candy. Ages 2-K with a caregiver. Register.

Masters of Illusion Live! - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
February 07, 2014 - Westbury

Masters of Illusion Live! is the touring magic show based on the award winning television show. Seen nationwide and internationally, the live show will feature over a half dozen renowned performers - from daring escapologists, eye-popping illusionists and amazing quick-change artists to exotic wild animals and beautiful dancers.

Scout Shabbat - Temple B'nai Torah
February 07, 2014 - Wantagh

Temple B'nai Torah, will hold its annual Boy and Girl Scout Family Shabbat. Scouts are invited to attend in uniform with friends and family. The clergy will give a special blessing to the scouts.

Family Movie Night - The Moxie Spot
February 07, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Enjoy family friendly movies and great food.

First Fridays! EN MASSE - Bronx Museum of the Arts
February 07, 2014 - Bronx

EN MASSE will celebrate the music of Haitian-American violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain. The EN MASSE performance embeds musicians within the Museum's galleries, with each work selected to encourage audience participation and reflection to create what Roumain affectionately calls "an orchestra of life”: an orchestra of both musicians and audience, each with a role and responsibility to fulfill. Kaufman Music Center’s Face the Music is composed of 170 NYC pre-college musicians and has been called “a force in the new music world” by The New York Times. Free Admission and suggested donation bar.

Valentine's Day Party! - What's Cooking?
February 07, 2014 - Oyster Bay

Come to What's Cooking? for a 2-hour special workshop. Children will make a craft and create a lovely Valentine's Day Dinner with a take-home treat! Menu includes heart-shaped meatballs and spaghetti, heart-shaped pepperoni pizza, Eat-Your-Heart-Out cookies, chocolate-dipped strawberries and a yummy love potion smoothie.

The Guitar Guy - Wilton Library
February 07, 2014 - Wilton

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

Rainbow Loom® Club - Wilton Library
February 07, 2014 - Wilton

Swing by the Wilton Library and enjoy some loopy fun. In this hour long session, kids share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the exciting new craft of Rainbow Loom. Bring your own loom and make a bracelet. Whatever level of looming you are on, you can share what you know, or learn from a teammate. Kids teach kids in a fun, free-form, instructional program. Some rubber bands will be provided but supplies are limited. Grades 1 and up. No registration required. Caregivers should stay in the building.

Fandoms United! - Fairfield Public Library
February 07, 2014 - Fairfield

Calling all Potterheads, Whovians, Sherlockians, etc. for this weekly gathering of the fans; like a book club for pop culture in all its forms. A different fandom each week, as determined by the group. Teens grades 6 and up. Drop-in.

Zombie Prom - Fairfield Public Library
February 07, 2014 - Fairfield

A celebration of all things undead, just in time for Valentine's Day. Even if zombies don't strike you as romantic, come to this after hours event. Games and activities, Prom-inspired Zombie costumes encouraged. Teens, grades 6 and up. Please register.

Inherit the Wind - BayWay Arts Center
February 07, 2014 - East Islip

This powerful production tells the story of a Tennessee educator put on trial for teaching Darwinism in a small town where Christianity and Creationism go hand-in-hand with law. Drawn from the famous Scopes Trial (argued by legal giants Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan in a battle of wills that marked history), this courtroom drama mirrors today's headlines, as it delves into issues that are still hotly debated 80 years later.

FREE pediatric dental exams, cleanings and fluoride treatments - St. Charles Hospital
February 07, 2014 - Port Jefferson.

By appointment only. Deadline for securing an appointment Friday, January 31. Call 631-474-6797 to schedule your appointment.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 7-10 - First United Methodist Church
February 07, 2014 - Amityville

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

Parenting Issues - Friedberg JCC
February 07, 2014 - Oceanside

Being a parent is complicated. There are no easy answers but…you’re not alone. Come chat with Karen Horowitz, Director of the Parenting Resource Network, to discuss these and other topis: Strategies for Effective Discipline, Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids, Parenting with Confidence, Healthy Eating Habits, and Sleep Issues. If you think of parenting as a journey, then it sometimes helps to stop and ask directions.

A Disney Cabaret - Take One Performing Arts
February 07, 2014 - Ronkonkoma

Bring the entire family to enjoy and sing along to your favorite Disney tunes. Call for reservations 631-569-2148.

Madama Butterfly - Metropolitan Opera
February 07, 2014 - New York

Anthony Minghella's breathtakingly beautiful and powerfully dramatic production returns, with Amanda Echalaz making her Met debut as Cio-Cio-San. Rising tenor Bryan Hymel sings Pinkerton. Philippe Auguin, Marco Armiliato, and Fabio Luisi share conducting duties.

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
February 07, 2014 - Hicksville

"Sirena, The Little Mermaid: It's A Whole New World!" An original musical marionette puppet show with a surprise ending! After the show, the kids and parents get to rock out on the dance floor!

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
February 07, 2014 - Hicksville

"Sirena, The Little Mermaid: It's A Whole New World!" An original musical marionette puppet show with a surprise ending! After the show, the kids and parents get to rock out on the dance floor!

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
February 07, 2014 - Hicksville

"Sirena, The Little Mermaid: It's A Whole New World!" An original musical marionette puppet show with a surprise ending! After the show, the kids and parents get to rock out on the dance floor!

Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds - The New Victory Theater
February 07, 2014 - Times Square Theater District

Mama says, "breathe easy," but Ziggy's afraid to leave the house. He's too busy worrying about tropical storms, evil spirits and steering clear of that sneaky, hair-snatching Duppy! With the help of Dr. Bird and his feathered friends, Ziggy's reminded in soothing six-part harmony that "every little thing gonna be all right." A jammin' musical featuring the timeless music and lyrics of Bob Marley and based on the children's book by his daughter Cedella, Bob Marley's Three Little Birds shares the legendary reggae artist's message of peace and love with a new generation of songbirds.

Chinese New Year Party - Rutgers Community Programs
February 07, 2014 - Upper West Side

Families with children of all ages are invited to celebrate the Year of the Horse, with food, entertainment, and more. RSVP required: contact Jennifer at jmoore@rutgerschurch.org or 212-877-8227, x212.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibtion: The March - Arsenal in Central Park
February 07, 2014 - Upper East Side

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from seventeen artists. Coordinated by NYC Parks' Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Free Dental Day - Steinway Family Dental Center L.L.P
February 07, 2014 - Astoria

Any procedure that can be done in one day includes free cleaning, exams and x rays. By appointment only.

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Annual Dance Concert and Pow-Wow - Theater for the New City
February 07, 2014 - East Village

Dances, stories and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Southwest and Great Plains regions. A Pow-Wow is more than just a spectator event: it is a joyous reunion for native peoples nationwide and an opportunity for the non-Indian community to voyage into the philosophy and beauty of Native culture. Traditionally a gathering and sharing of events, Pow-Wows have come to include spectacular dance competitions, exhibitions, and enjoyment of traditional foods. Highlights will include Storytelling by Matoka Eagle (Santo Domingo, Tewa), a Hoop Dance by Marie Ponce (Cherokee), a Buffalo Dance (from the Hopi people), a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance (from the Northern Plains people), a Stomp Dance (from the Southeastern tribes), and a Shawl Dance (from the Oklahoma tribes). In the final section of the program, the audience will be invited to join in the Round Dance, a friendship dance.

Naked Burroughs - Cornelia St. Cafe
February 07, 2014 - New York

Three Rooms Press presents a 100 Year celebration of Beat icon and postmoderns trailblazer William S. Burroughs on Friday, February 7, at Cornelia Street Cafe. The event will be highlighted by tribute readings and discussions by performance artist and Burroughs associate Penny Arcade, poet Steve Dalachinsky and spoken word artist Kat Georges. Also on tap will be an audience group reading of an excerpt from Burroughs’ iconic masterpiece NAKED LUNCH. Three Rooms Press co-director Peter Carlaftes hosts. Doors open at 5:45. Admission is $8 which includes (naturally) a free drink! Cornelia Street Cafe is at 29 Cornelia Street, in the West Village, between W. 4th Street at Bleecker (http://corneliastreecafe.com/). Info and reservations: info@threeroomspress.com.

Animal Years and Fierce Bad Rabbit - Rockwood Music Hall
February 07, 2014 - New York

Rockwood Music Hall hosts Animal Years, Fierce Bad Rabbit, 5j Barrow, Tommy & the High Pilots, and Arjun. Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:00pm. 21+

Mirame + Pima Doll Sample Sale - Showroom New York
February 07, 2014 - New York

Get ready for Spring! Shop Pima Doll's cotton tees and Mirame swimwear at up to 75% off. Prices start as low as $10! Sip champagne and enjoy a little retail therapy!

Perpetual Motion: Galileo and his Revolutions - The Renaissance Library of the Fabbri Mansion
February 07, 2014 - New York City

Galileo's Daughters - Sarah Pillow, soprano & Mary-Anne Ballard, viola da gamba with guests Ronn McFarlane, lute; author Dava Sobel & Marc Wagnon, video artist. A moving and compelling account of a remarkable moment in the history of science, human thought and music, Perpetual Motion ties together the groundbreaking repertoire of Galileo’s day, narration by acclaimed best-selling science writer Dava Sobel, (author of Galileo's Daughter) and high-definition images of Earth and the cosmos. Sobel narrates the story of coinciding revolutions in science and music in the 17th century, as breathtaking images of Earth and the heavens complement virtuoso singing and playing. Together they present a link to the past and bring to light the exquisite beauty of our world. This exciting multimedia event will be presented in the Fabbri Mansion's reconstructed 15th century Library, brought to New York from Italy and reassembled here during World War I.

Fashion Plate Prix Fixe & Lincoln Square Crew Cuts Program - Lincoln Square
February 07, 2014 - Lincoln Square

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City is making a fashionable return! The runways will be lit and the area's restaurants will be packed with locals, visitors and tourists taking advantage of the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District?s highly-anticipated fashion week dining promotions: Fashion Plate Prix Fixe and Lincoln Square Crew Cuts. Twenty-eight of the Upper West Side?s most popular and renowned restaurants are hosting fashionably exceptional deals for everyone coming to the Lincoln Square neighborhood.

Fashion Plate Prix Fixe is open to the public for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunches during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. 28 restaurants are offering outstanding menu options, for example:


Rosa Mexicano Lincoln Center is featuring a $25 Prix Fixe lunch special as well a three-course dinner for only $38.

The Smith is hosting a $27 three-course lunch and complimentary sparkling morning punch with any breakfast entree; and a special two-course, modern Italian lunch is being offered at Lincoln Ristorante for $36.

Trending this season, many of the restaurants participating are including cocktail specials as part of their Prix Fixe menu offerings. For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit lincolnsquarebid.org/fashionweek

Joshua Redman Quartet - Jazz at Lincoln Center: The Allen Room
February 07, 2014 - Columbus Circle

Joshua Redman is one of the most individual voices of his generation. Redman, a thematic improviser par excellence, showcases his extraordinary tone and penchant for creating elegant melodies within challenging structures and infusing them with emotional content. Propelling the flow and detailing the nuances are his working quartet—pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson—each a long-standing partner.

The Freedom Party NYC - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 07, 2014 - New York

The Freedom Dance Party is the longest running weekly Friday night dance party in NYC history. Recently the winner of Papermag's highly coveted award for "Best Party (Peoples Choice)" and runner up in URB Magazine's "Best Party" nationwide, Freedom was created in 2003 by Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth. Their mission was to bring music back to the focal point of the party experience and to provide a weekly home for people from all walks of life to dance and be free, regardless of who they know, what they wear or how much money they make. Playing an incredibly tight mix of danceable, soulful hits from the 60s through today, including hip-hop, house, disco, R&B classics, rock, reggae, 80s, 90s, salsa, merengue, electronica, Afrobeat and more, the Freedom Dance Party continues to fill its dance floor each week with positive, fun, beautiful people from all over the globe looking to have an unforgettable, true NYC party experience.

Arctic Monkeys - Madison Square Garden
February 08, 2014 - New York

Arctic Monkeys is an English indie rock band. Formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield, the band currently consists of Alex Turner (lead vocals, lead guitar), Jamie Cook (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Nick O'Malley (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Matt Helders (drums, percussion, backing vocals). Former members include Andy Nicholson (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Glyn Jones (lead vocals, rhythm guitar).

Brentano String Quartet & Christine Brandes, soprano - 92nd Street Y
February 08, 2014 - New York

Performing works by Haydn, Moe, and Mendelssohn.

Circo Comedia - Emelin Theatre
February 08, 2014 - Mamaroneck

Unpredictable thrills, side-splitting comedy, and daredevil stunts are the signature style of Circo Comedia, starring the fantastic duo of Jean Saucier and Patrick Cote from Montreal. With their distinctive flair for comedy, acrobatics, and daring, awe-inspiring feats, the duo will entertain with their wacky showmanship and dazzle with their frenzied magic and eccentricity. Bolstered by 20-year backgrounds in the circus world, including previous stints with Cirque du Soleil, these deliriously comical and irreverent showmen take circus clowning to a whole new level of fun for all. Ages 3 and older.

Imagine Your Planet - The Morgan Library & Museum
February 08, 2014 - Murray Hill

Drawing inspiration from Saint-Exupéry’s watercolors and sketches for the beloved book The Little Prince, families will imagine traveling from planet to planet with the title character. Children will then envision their very own planet and build it with an array of materials such as clay, wire, beads, fabric, yarn, and tissue.

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 08, 2014 - New York

Bruno Monsaingeon's documentary Autumn Journey paints a striking portrait of the baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Substantial performance excerpts from recitals, oratorios, and operas complement conversations on topics ranging from the start of Fischer-Dieskau's career to his many important collaborators, conductors, and directors, to his sudden retirement in 1992. This film is accompanied by excerpts from a 1959 recital of Schubert songs with pianist Gerald Moore.

Die Fledermaus - Metropolitan Opera
February 08, 2014 - New York

A new production of Johann Strauss's sparkling comedy Die Fledermaus premieres on New Year's Eve. Adam Fischer conducts the new staging by Jeremy Sams, which sets the farcical story of romantic intrigue and mistaken identity in Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century. The new production of the quintessential Viennese comedy will feature new English-language lyrics by Sams and dialogue by award-winning Broadway playwright Douglas Carter Beane. Susanna Phillips sings Rosalinde, with Christopher Maltman as her husband, Eisenstein; Christine Sch?fer and Jane Archibald as her clever maid, Adele; Michael Fabiano and Alexander Lewis as Alfred, her clandestine lover; Paulo Szot as the scheming notary Dr. Falke; and Anthony Roth Costanzo as the consummate party host, Prince Orlofsky.

Lunar New Year Parade -
February 08, 2014 - Flushing

Celebrate 2014, the Year of the Horse, with the Flushing's famous Lunar New Year Parade. There'll be dragon dancers, steel drummers, and fireworks. Indoor cultural performances and food will be available for purchase after the parade.

Joshua Redman Quartet - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through February 08, 2014 - New York

Whether the instrument in question is the tenor or soprano saxophone, Joshua Redman is one of the most individual voices of his generation. Redman, a thematic improviser par excellence, showcases his extraordinary tone and penchant for creating elegant melodies within challenging structures and infusing them with emotional content. Propelling the flow and detailing the nuances are his working quartet -- pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson -- each a long-standing partner.

Family Concert: Who is Dave Brubeck? - Jazz at Lincoln Center
February 08, 2014 - New York

When his sons (also professional musicians) were young, the late great pianist-composer Dave Brubeck used a variety of approaches to instruct them. Among these, he disguised himself as a mustached, absent-minded alter ego by the name of Professor Nooseknocker. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis brings forth two decades of experience in presenting interactive, amusing, family-friendly shows to introduce and illuminate Brubeck's extraordinary life to young and old alike, kicking off a festival celebrating Brubeck's incomparable contributions to jazz, culture, and more.

ART OF THE AUTOMOBILE - Westport Library
Through February 08, 2014 - Westport

Visit this exhibit of photorealistic paintings by Weston artist Ken Scaglia celebrating the elegant lines and polished surfaces of classic cars. Through February 8, 2014.

Marc Dennis - An Artist, A Curator And A Rabbi Walk Into A Bar - Hasted Kraeutler
Through February 08, 2014 - New York

The title of the exhibition is a meta-joke (a joke within a joke), referencing the exhibited works, which are often, paintings within paintings. Left purposely without a punch line, the title lends itself to the idea of an endless narrative in which anyone can fill in the blanks and take the concept in any direction, or context. Dennis exposes the glamour, popularity, celebrity, absurdity and seductiveness that is the "art world" with skilled precision and artistic prowess.

Antonio Zambujo - Carnegie Hall
February 08, 2014 - New York

Portuguese vocalist Antonio Zambujo merges traditional fado with cante alentejano - a North African-influenced male chant from southern Portugal - and Brazilian popular music in a solo concert.

Masters of Indian Music: Ustad Imrat Khan - Symphony Space
February 08, 2014 - New York

Guardian of the great heritage of a centuries-old musical dynasty, Ustad Imrat Khan is considered a living legend of Indian classical music. At 78, he is the senior-most member of the Etawah Gharana, a line of master musicians dating back to the Mogul courts.

Handmade History - Brooklyn Historical Society
February 08, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Children are invited to put on their creative caps, roll up their sleeves, learn some history, and capture their love for Brooklyn through art.

New Combinations - New York City Ballet
February 08, 2014 -

Balanchine said, "There are no new steps, only new combinations," and each winter NYCB honors this sentiment with a program featuring new work. A sensation at its 2002 premiere, Bigonzetti's Vespro (Italian for vespers) and its cadre of ultramodern congregants make a welcome return. After its fall premiere, Angelin Preljocaj's new ballet receives four additional performances. Liam Scarlett has been making waves both in his native England and stateside, and the final work on the New Combinations program marks his NYCB choreographic debut.

Scenic Delight - New York City Ballet
February 08, 2014 -

These three works put luxurious costumes and atmospheric settings on display for a sensational visual experience. Bal de Couture's parade of Valentino ball gowns waltzes to music from Tschaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, and you find yourself on a runway at the ballet. An undulating metallic sculpture provides the background for DGV: Danse a Grande Vitesse, inspired by one of the world's fastest trains - and the thrill that comes with breakneck speed. Then comes a boisterous ballet for a stunning finale: The Four Seasons' vibrant colors and jaw dropping physical feats entice audiences into a world of lighthearted revelry.

Ingrid Calame - Tracks - James Cohan Gallery
Through February 08, 2014 - New York

The gallery's fifth solo exhibition by California-based artist Ingrid Calame includes two new immersive pounce wall drawings and two oil paintings on aluminum.

Second Saturdays at the HUM: Mask It! - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
February 08, 2014 - Hempstead

Led by museum educators, kids and their grown-up companions will explore works of art and then engage in a hands-on activity inspired by what they have seen and discussed. Registration required. Strollers not permitted. Discover the power of masks as used in Asian Pacific cultures and then create your own mask.

The Littlest Mermaid - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
February 08, 2014 - Bridgeport

Something fishy's going on off the shores of Cape Cod. The Mermaid Sisters are about to hook a record contract but someone's "wicked" jealous. With the help of Cindy Lobsta and friends Fish and Chips, the littlest of the mermaids believes all her dreams will come true – but what's the catch?

Lunar New Year Celebration - Queens Botanical Garden
February 08, 2014 - Flushing

Saturday, February 8, 1 to 4pm / Music begins at 2pm. Fee: Free (additional fee for selected craft activities, while supplies last). All Ages Welcome. After watching the Flushing Lunar New Year Parade, come to QBG for additional festivities including craft activities and a musical performance by the New York Chinese Chorus.

The Wizard of Oz - CM Performing Arts Center
February 08, 2014 - Oakdale

Based on the classic 1939 MGM movie, this abridged version of The Wizard of Oz will sweep audiences off their feet. Come along for the adventure as Dorothy and her little dog Toto are transported Over the Rainbow into the magical land of Oz. Along the way they encounter the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow on the Yellow Brick Road as they search for the great and powerful Wizard.

Boy Scout Day at the Hatchery - The Whaling Museum & Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor
February 08, 2014 - Cold Spring Harbor

The Hatchery celebrates Boy Scout Day. Boy scouts wearing their uniform can enter free.

CINDERELLA - Theatre Three
February 08, 2014 - Port Jefferson

Its the New Year with its very own musical telling of the world's favorite story. Once upon a time, not so long ago, lived the lovely Cinderella. Add an outrageous stepmother, two brawling stepsisters, a sparkling fairy godmother and a hapless but hopeful prince, and Cinderella makes for a magic musical.

The Paper Bag Players Hiccup Help - Symphony Space
February 08, 2014 - New York

Center stage stands a birthday cake---20 ' tall, three layers high, beautifully frosted! The Paper Bag Players are planning a Surprise Birthday Party and everyone is invited. As soon as the show begins, the children are on their feet singing and dancing along: "Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, everybody sing . . ." The perfect start for a show that celebrates The Paper Bag Players 55 years of creating and performing great theater for children. The company planned every moment of this year's show, "HICCUP HELP!", to be fun and full of adventure. With the simplest of materials: paper bags, cardboard boxes, regular household items and expressive imaginations and a special relationship with young audiences, "The Bags" have created an entirely unique style of theater and presentation.

Hudson River EagleFest - Croton Point Park
February 08, 2014 - Croton-on-Hudson

Attendees of EagleFest can enjoy an abundance of activities from guided and independent eagle viewing to storytelling, engaging children's programs and activities, bird walks, and displays. Headquartered at Croton Point Park, the event features multiple eagle viewing locations staffed with birding experts, to help the public view our national symbol in the wild. See an eagle up-close at the entertaining and educational shows taking place all day long in the Eagle Theatre and Eaglet Stage heated tents. Or participate in any number of activities including guided and independent eagle viewing, raptor shows, bus tours, storytelling, a tent full of children's programs, bird walks, and displays from 30 area organizations. For the most up-to-date schedule, visit teatown.org/teatown-events/eaglefest.html. Tickets are required for any shows in the Eagle Theatre and for bus tours. To purchase general admission tickets in advance go to teatown.org. To purchase bus tour tickets call 914-762-2912 x110. Parking is free, and shuttle buses will bring guests from the outlying lots and the Croton-Harmon Train Station to Croton Point Park. Snow date: Sun., Feb. 9.

Valentine's Day Storytime - Barnes & Noble
February 08, 2014 - West Nyack

Children are invited to a special story time featuring Love Monster by Rachel Bright. This is the story of a slightly hairy, google-eyed monster trying to fit in with the cuddly residents of Cutesville. Love Monster looks high, low, and even middle-ish, finally finding out that love can find you when you least expect it. This special storytime includes fun Valentine's Day activities and cookies.

Lamaze Weekend Series - Nyack Hospital
February 08, 2014 - 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.

Picture Book Time-Ridgewood - Ridgewood Library
February 08, 2014 - Ridgewood

Children ages 5 and younger accompanied by a parent or other adult caregiver enjoy songs, rhymes and fingerplays.

Yannis Pappas - Gotham Comedy Club
Through February 08, 2014 - New York

Yannis Pappas performs his unique mix of stand up comedy and combines it with his beloved characters Mr. Panos and Maurica. See what has made Yannis one of the most popular rising stars in comedy. Yannis Pappas has been featured on Comedy Central, VH1's Best Week Ever and CBS. He tours the world doing stand up comedy and is known for his immensely popular characters Mr. Panos and Maurica.

Saturday Crafts @ The Field - Field Library
February 08, 2014 - Peekskill

Crafty kids can drop in for simple crafts with a helping adult. No sign-up required.

'Cabaret' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
February 08, 2014 - Irvington

Presented by the Clocktower Players Teen Troupe. Willkommen to the tantalizing world of The Kit Kat Klub, in 1930s Berlin. Through the eyes of young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, the beguiling nightclub singer, Sally Bowles, Fraulein Schneider and her elderly Jewish suitor Herr Schultz, and the people of Berlin, this groundbreaking musical uniquely explores an era in which history was truly being made. Under the sway of its lasciviously charming Emcee, the decadence of the nightclub becomes a shattered mirror reflecting a society spiraling toward disaster with the rise of Hitler's Nazis. The fabulous Kander & Ebb score features notable musical numbers including, "Willkommen," "Cabaret," "Don't Tell Mama," "Two Ladies," and "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" - a folk melody that turns into a rousing march, a promise, and a threat scarier than the show's looming swastikas. One of the defining musicals of all time, this Tony Award-winner broke new ground in theater, intertwining social history with dazzling entertainment in new and dangerous ways. Thought-provoking and mesmerizing, this production is a must-see. Mature content. Book by Joe Masteroff. Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb. Director Cagle McDonald; Music Director: George Croom; Choreographer: Josue Jasmin; Production Design David Lovett.

Yoga-A-Go-Go-Yoga for Special Kids - Scarsdale Public Library
February 08, 2014 - Scarsdale

Yoga designed for kids with special needs with instructor Nora LeMorin. Yoga can not only aid in teaching a child focus and balance but even more important, self-acceptance and confidence. Traditional yoga poses and practices have been modified into a playful, non-judgmental format for fun and relaxation. No knowledge of yoga is necessary. No registration required. Wheelchair accessible.

African Amerian History Month Progam - St. Paul's Church N.H.S.
February 08, 2014 - Mt. Vernon

At 1pm, Dr. Sherrill D. Wilson, an urban anthropologist, presents "Celebrating Freedom." Sponsored by the Speakers in the Humanities bureau of the New York Council of the Humanities, this digital program, with commentary, explores the official end of slavery in New York, proclaimed on July 4, 1827. The talk examines the lives of the formerly enslaved and their annual celebrations of emancipation with parades, dinners, and other festivities. At 2:30pm, enjoy a living history presentation about 26th United States Colored Troops, a New York-based, African American regiment that fought in the Civil War.

Day & Night Brunch Club - Highline Ballroom
February 08, 2014 - New York

NEW YORK | ST. TROPEZ | WINTER MUSIC CONFERENCE | HAMPTONS | CANNES | SUNDANCE | SOUTH BEACH | ST. BARTH'S | MONACO | ART BASEL NEW YORK'S FIRST EVER BRUNCHCLUB AND DAYCLUB "LIKE BRUNCHING AT STUDIO 54" - ZAGAT

Tilles Center Presents Tchaikovsky's 'Sleeping Beauty' performed by The Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
February 08, 2014 - Greenvale

The youngest among the Russian state ballet theatres hails from Ufa, Nureyev's childhood home, and preserves the traditions of the St. Petersburg school which he exemplified.

The Good Life Saturdays - Highline Ballroom
February 08, 2014 - New York

Each and Every Saturday at Highline Ballroom. Guestlist Pricing: Ladies free til 12:30am, reduced after on Eric Virgil's guestlist; Guys reduced on Eric Virgil's guestlist. To rsvp, bottle packages, or birthday packages, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com. Music by: Ross One spinning Top 40, House, Open Format, Hip Hop, etc. After much planning and preparation, it is finally ready! The newly renovated HLB Nightclub (formerly Highline Ballroom) Complete with state of the art sound and lighting systems, giant LED screens and award winning interior designs, the new HLB Nightclub will feature a lineup of world famous weekly DJs, performances, and much, much more! With that in mind, we have the pleasure to invite you to come and experience the transformation for yourself. Check out http://vimeo.com/56452747 Doors open at 11pm. End at 4am Age: 21 and over Dresscode: Dress to impress To rsvp, bottle packages, or birthday packages, text Eric Virgil at 917-664-2686, email info@ericvirgil.com or go to www.ericvirgil.com Instragram: ericvirgil facebook: facebook.com/ericvirgil

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 08, 2014 - Upper Nyack

Parents with toddlers are invited to celebrate Shabbat morning with stories, games, and learning.

Valentine's Day Craft - Manhasset Public Library
February 08, 2014 - Manhasset

Children ages 3 and up (with a caregiver) can stop in at their convenience and make a simple, self-guided holiday art project.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
February 08, 2014 - Garden City

Join in for the type of artistic activities that everyone loves, but not one likes to clean-up after. Except the LICM staff. The afternoon will offer a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to age 4.

American Influences: Ragtime, Light Opera and More - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
February 08, 2014 - Rockville Centre

Join in for an evening of American Influences, performed by the Madison Theatre�s Artist in Residence, Ittai Shapira and pianist and composer, John Novacek. The performers explore how international music influenced American music in a number of genres, and in turn, how American music influenced masters like Dvorak. Come hear John Novacek performing his own dazzling rags for violin and piano.

Thanks for the Joy-Ruthie Foster & Eric Bibb - Landmark on Main Street
February 08, 2014 - Port Washington

Longtime friends and collaborators, Ruthie Foster and Eric Bibb, join forces to celebrate a night of joyful roots music. Performing on their own and together, the tour title, Thanks for the Joy, is drawn from a song written by Eric and performed by Ruthie. Grammy nominee Ruthie Foster is one of the roots music world's brightest stars. Her latest CD Let It Burn debuted earlier this year on three Billboard charts (Blues, Heatseekers, Top 200) with the Los Angeles Times proclaiming, "to call Ruthie Foster a blues singer is to miss a big chunk of her allure as a vocal stylist, one who draws from a range of influences on her deep, soulful Let It Burn." On the album, Ruthie adds inventive interpretations to songs by Adele, Black Keys, Los Lobos, Johnny Cash and more. Ruthie was also among the most-honored artists at the 2012 Blues Music Awards with 3 nominations including 2 wins: for B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year (winner) and DVD of the Year for her Live At Antone's DVD (winner). She's appeared at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Monterey and North Sea Jazz Festivals and many more of the world's most prestigious events as well as being featured on national programs such as Austin City Limits, All Things Considered and NPR's Weekend Edition. Ruthie Foster is a powerful performer who always makes an emotional impact on her audiences. Eric Bibb is a Grammy nominee and 2012 Blues Music Award winner. As the godson of Paul Robeson, the nephew of John Lewis, and the son of Leon Bibb, Eric Bibb was raised in an environment where music was crucial. He brings that same intensity, along with what the Dayton Daily News calls "grace, elegance and gentleness," to the concert stage as a mature and increasingly popular performer. Touring prestigious venues and festivals round the world, a performance by Eric Bibb is an enriching experience, both musically and spiritually. His music, like his personality, is intimate, assured, and passionate.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr. - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
February 08, 2014 - Bellmore

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. The performance runs for one hour and is followed by a meet and greet with the cast.

Breakfast with the Birds - Project Feeder Watch - Westmoreland Sanctuary
February 08, 2014 - Mount Kisco

Enjoy morning refreshments inside the museum while watching the birds enjoy breakfast at the feeding station outdoors through a large observation window. Birds will be recorded for Project Feeder Watch, which is a long term citizen science project across the whole continent. This is also a great opportunity to learn about bird behavior, feeding habits, and using bird feeders to attract birds to your yard. Please RSVP.

Rain Play! - Brooklyn Public Library, Central branch
February 08, 2014 - Prospect Heights

Award winning illustrator and author Javaka Steptoe tells the story Rain Play!, his book of little ones playing games and having fun with joyous abandon on a rainy day. Accompanied by renowned tap dancer, Michela Marino–Lerman the two bring Rain Play! alive through the sound of words, dance and syncopation.

Mafia Walking Tour - Meet outside of Cacio e Vino
February 08, 2014 - New York

The popular and exciting Mafia walking tour through the East Village and Little Italy explores the former social clubs, homes and haunts of some of the most influential 20th century mobsters, while uncovering the truth behind many Mafia legends. Presented by the award-winning non-profit, Lower East Side History Project. *Every Saturday at 12:00pm through 3/29/14. RSVP required, see website for details: http://leshp.org/walking-tours/60-mafia-tour

All About Owls - Cranberry Lake Preserve
February 08, 2014 - N. White Plains

Learn all about these fascinating birds, their lifestyles and what they eat. (No live birds will be in attendance.)

Winter Creature Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
February 08, 2014 - Norwalk

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

Tai Chi - Mineola Public Library
February 08, 2014 - Mineola

Join Andrea Albergo for Tai Chi, which brings inspiration, focus and clarity to your life.

Documentary Film: The Courage to Believe - Mineola Public Library
February 08, 2014 - Mineola

A winner of several top awards in the International Film Festivals and described by Karen Curry, former CNN NY Bureau Chief, as �intensely compelling�extraordinary�. The film is about human rights in China; it exposes illegal organ transplants, products made from prison labor, etc.

Saturday Crafternoon - Mineola Public Library
February 08, 2014 - Mineola

Drop by the Children's Room during the posted time and choose from a variety of small crafts to make and take home! No sign up required. Crafts are while supplies last.

Black History Month: Telling Our Stories - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 08, 2014 - Crown Heights

Children age 5 and older explore community artifacts and hear stories, including their own to share.

Blooming Babies: I Love Being Me! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 08, 2014 - Crown Heights

Through storytelling and songs, toddlers explore the things that make them special and create a fun craft to celebrate their uniqueness.

Quilting Kids - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 08, 2014 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers discover the art of using quilts for telling stories. They'll examine the work of Faith Ringgold as an artist and storyteller and create their own quilt craft to take home.

Matzah Ball: Rolling Out the Pink Carpet - Stamford JCC
February 08, 2014 - Stamford

Prepare for a special night out for fathers and daughters complete with dancing, a photo booth, and lots of Hollywood glitz. Strut your stuff on the pink carpet, just like a movie star. Light snacks will be provided. For more information please Virginia Clark at 203-487-0973 or vclark@stamfordjcc.org.

Family Art Project: Hearts, Flowers and Love Birds - Wave Hill
February 08, 2014 - Bronx

Breathe in the fragrance of greenhouse flowers, enjoy their colorful blooms, and learn about cuddly winter doves. Using the wintry inspiration of Wave Hill, make your own lovely, lacy, feathery, and flowerful Valentine's Day cards. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until 12pm.

Community Conversations for Kids: Democracy - Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead
February 08, 2014 - Flushing

In another New York Council for the Humanities’ Conversations with Kids program, this time focusing on the topic of democracy, we will read and discuss the book I Could Do That! Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote by Linda Arms White. In this story, six-year-old Esther Morris learns early on that she can do anything if she puts her mind to; this story shows how one girl’s courage drive her through a life filled with challenges until, in 1869, she wins the vote for women in Wyoming Territory – the first time ever in the United States!

Cookie Decorating - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
February 08, 2014 - White Plains

Kids are invited to decorate a cookie in-store.

The Paper Bag Players 'Hiccup Help!' - Symphony Space
February 08, 2014 -

To celebrate their 55th year of performing, The Paper Bag Players have dug deep into their Bag of fan favorites for "Lost In the Mall," "That?s Good," and "A Perfect Picture." These classic numbers combine with a heaping helping of brand new material in ?The Paper Bag Players' Hiccup Help!? A funny, fast-paced, and thrilling show for children ages 3-8. Featuring an hour of funny stories, the show focuses on a child?s relationship with parents, grandparents, teachers, siblings and friends, and explores the joy, conflicts, adventures, and mis-adventures of these very special relationships. With zany characters, lively music, and eye-popping sets and props made out of paper bags and boxes, there will be lots of opportunities for the audience to be a part of the fun!

Family Films - The Museum of Modern Art
February 08, 2014 - Midtown

Explore the world through film with Tales From Around the World, a special installment of the MoMA's Family Films program. Travel to Africa with the story of Anansi the Spider, head over to the orient with The Chinese Word for Horse, explore the UK during Great Britain, and learn all about our neighbors to the north with the Canadian film Village of Idiots. Tickets are distributed on the day of the program only, on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up tickets at the reception desk in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building 30 minutes before the show. Tickets are also distributed at the information desk in the museum’s main lobby.

Family Center for Autism Open House - Life's WORC Building
February 08, 2014 - Garden City

Looking for ways to understand the ins and outs of autism services? Come to this Open House which will introduce the "Family Centric" model of services. Meet and discuss opportunities available for the family.

Admissions Open House - Vincent Smith School
February 08, 2014 - Port Washington

Learn how students with learning disabilities such as ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Expressive and Receptive language issues in grades 5-12 succeed with differentiated instruction, small, supportive classes, structured environment, college and career counseling, social cognition skills training to achieve academic success.

Valentine Paper-making - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
February 08, 2014 - Glen Cove

Make a beautiful Valentine using recycled paper and dried flowers. A workshop for the entire family.

Family Disco Party - The Moxie Spot
February 08, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Dance to disco hits of the '70s and '80s, and beyond!

Let All The Children Play: Inclusive Sports Clinics for Children of ALL Abilities! - Hofstra University Fitness Center
February 08, 2014 - Hempstead

This one-of-a-kind day is open to children and young adults with and without disabilities, promoting a truly inclusive environment. Hofstra Pride's student-athletes will coach baseball, softball, and soccer at The Fitness Center on the north side of campus. Registration will begin at 3pm. The Sports Clinics will run until 6pm, followed by a light dinner for those who wish to stay for the men's basketball game. After the clinics, all participants and their families are invited to the Mack Sports Complex to watch Hofstra's Men's Basketball Team take on UNC Willmington at 7pm with complimentary tickets, courtesy of Hofstra! For more information or to register, please contact Shea: SheaS@latcp.org or 516-597-4937 x1091 **Due to NCAA regulations, not all high school-aged students (grades 9-12) are eligible to participate. Please contact Shea for more information.** Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Email Shea at SheaS@latcp.org to find out how your business can become one of the day's official sponsors!

A Celebration of the Life and Work of Blessed Absalom Jones - Cathedral of St. John the Divine
February 08, 2014 - Manhattan

The New York Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians and the Anti-Racism Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, along with congregations from around New York, will join together for a celebration of the life and work of Blessed Absalom Jones. Absalom Jones, born a slave in Delaware in 1746, was the first African-American ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church. This service is open and welcoming to all, in commemoration of Jones?s life and perseverance against exclusion, intolerance and oppression.

Sweets-for-Keeps Workshop - Not Just Art
February 08, 2014 - Oyster Bay

Create some treats that look good enough to eat. Using scrumptious looking art materials, you can become a Master Pastry Chef for the day and design mini cakes and bonbons to take home in honor of Valentine's Day. Workshops last an hour and a half. All materials included. For ages 8 years and older. Registration is required.

Build-A-Valentine Family Art Studio - Not Just Art
February 08, 2014 - Oyster Bay

Make a little art with heart. Design your own one-of-a-kind valentine sculptures and projects with a fun buffet of creative materials! 1-hour sessions throughout the afternoon. All materials included. Registration required.

Children's Valentine Crafts - Honestly Delicious Cafe
February 08, 2014 - Garden City

Each child makes their own Valentine's Card and gets a free heart-shaped cookie. Free craft for children ages 3-8 most Saturdays 11am to 4pm. Call store for details 516-328-2253.

Princess Particular - The Little Secret Theatre
February 08, 2014 - Long Island City

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

Ballet Hispanico - Kupferberg Center for The Arts
February 08, 2014 - Flushing

This dance troupe takes the stage possessing a diverse and rich repertory of over 100 works by the leading choreographers and emerging artists of our time. The works explore the diversity of Latino culture through the fusion of classical, Latin, and contemporary dance fueled by theatricality and passion that audiences of all ages can enjoy.

Love Monster - Barnes and Noble-Utopia Center
February 08, 2014 - Fresh Meadows

Kids can celebrate Valentine's Day with stories, activities, and valentine treats.

Taboo 10th Anniversary Concert - 54 Below
February 08, 2014 - New York

Exactly ten years after closing on Broadway, Boy George's TABOO returns to New York for a very special one-night-only engagement benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The concert reunites original Broadway stars Sarah Uriarte Berry (Nicola), Jeffrey Carlson (Marilyn), Liz McCartney (Big Sue) and Cary Shields (Marcus), and ensemble members Jennifer Cody, Lisa Gajda, Bob Gaynor, Curtis Holbrook, Lori Holmes, Jennifer K. Mrozik, Nathan Peck, Alexander Quiroga, Jody Reynard, Asa Somers, Denise Summerford, James Tabeek, and Gregory Treco. BOY GEORGE'S TABOO: TEN YEARS LATER is being presented by John McDaniel and Amanda Sales. McDaniel will also reprise his roles as arranger and music director. Casting for the roles of Boy George, Leigh Bowery and Philip Sallon will be announced shortly.

Watson Adventures' Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
February 08, 2014 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults and kids 7 & up! Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. To win, you'll have to go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, learn a secret about the stars, find TV celebs in the food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central Market, learn the arrival time of a "ghost" train and think like Willy Wonka in the Transit Museum Gallery. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, and vice versa. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Minecraft Club - Wilton Library
February 08, 2014 - Wilton

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to join Wilton Library's Minecraft Computer Club. A server for Fairfield County has been set up with a virtual world where the Minecraft community in Wilton can meet and the club welcomes the enthusiasts. Minecraft is a subscription-based, online game. Players must bring their own laptop and create their own account. To be added to the Fairfield County server you must visit the Children's Desk with a valid library card to be registered. Registration required; no fee.

Mommy and Baby Yoga - Wilton Library
February 08, 2014 - Wilton

Come to Mommy and Baby Yoga. Sign up your 6 week to pre-crawler baby for a fun time of Yoga with Chiara Rose. Additional dates: 02/8 and 15. Registration required.

Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project - Wilton Library
February 08, 2014 - Wilton

The Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project is a not-for-profit organization that was formed to promote Korean history and culture to the wider world. The program will include the viewing of a DVD about Korean history and culture along with a demonstration of the traditional Korean wedding ceremony in beautiful traditional costume. Following the program, traditional homemade Korean foods will be served. Please note that children age 10 and up may attend. See registration link for more info. Registration highly recommended. No charge.

Guitar for Kids - Wilton Library
February 08, 2014 - Wilton

Guitarists Nick Cutroneo and Daniel Hartington, both performers nationally and internationally, will present a concert and demonstration of classical guitar music. Through music from varying genres and time periods, Cutroneo and Hartington will show the impressive scope of the guitar's range and capabilities. The concert will feature works for solo guitar and guitar duo. In addition to the performance, there will be a brief demonstration of the basic techniques of the instrument with the opportunity for interested children to try playing the guitar. Registration recommended.

PUPPET SHOW - Westport Library
February 08, 2014 - Westport

The library welcomes back Spring Valley Puppet Theater and Master Puppeteer Michael Graham for a production of two well-loved stories: "The Three Wishes," in which Henry and Gretchen must decide how to spend three wishes from a magical elf, and "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing," featuring a hungry wolf trying to outwit a savvy shepherd and make a meal of a (not so helpless) little lamb. A behind-the-scenes look at the puppet theater will follow the performances. Grades K and up.

Lunar New Year Celebration - Queens Botanical Garden
February 08, 2014 - Flushing

After watching the Flushing Lunar New Year Parade, come to QBG for additional festivities. Beginning at 1pm, the Children's Activity Table will offer botanical crafts ($2/child) and visitors can learn about and mix their own bags in our Herbal Tea Workshop ($5/participant). And don't miss two performances of the New York Chinese Chorus -- 2 to 2:45pm and 3 to 3:45pm. Activities are first come, first served and supplies are limited; limited seating available for both performances.

Storybook Discovery: Me & My Shadow - Voelker Orth Museum
February 08, 2014 - Flushing

Just because groundhogs are afraid of their shadows doesn't mean that kids have to be afraid of there's! Children wwill read all about shadows and then cast some with their family to make silhouette portraits together.

Storybook Discovery: Welcome the Year of the Horse - Voelker Orth Museum
February 08, 2014 - Flushing

Cultivate the joys of reading and creative fun. Join Ms. Karen in the Victorian parlor has she shares some winter tales and celebrate Lunar New Year welcoming the year of the horse. Parents can join their children in enacting fun books then fashion horse puppets with long colorful tails and manes. If the sun is out, participants will parade their creations across the lawn. Storybook Discovery Days are best for families with children ages 6 and under.

Music for Youth: pianist Steven Lin - Pequot Library
February 08, 2014 - Southport

A victory at the 2012 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition is the latest in a growing list of awards for Steven Lin, an immediately engaging and imaginative young Taiwanese American pianist. A two-time winner of the Juilliard Pre-College Piano Competition, Steven made his debut with the New York Philharmonic in Avery Fisher Hall at the age of 13. Master classes for intermediate to advanced piano students will follow the concert. To sign up to play, call 203-938-3843. For more information, see musicforyouth.net.

Saturday Art Lab: Detailed Drawing - Westport Arts Center
February 08, 2014 - Westport

The program will focus on drawing techniques of line, shading, and proportion to create detailed works of art.

Mozart & Schumann with the Stamford Symphony - Stamford Palace Theater
February 08, 2014 - Stamford

The performance features Eckehard Stier, as guest conductor and Caroline Stinson on the cello. All ticket holders are invited to arrive one hour early to hear Maestro Stier share secrets and stories behind the music. On Sunday kids come free (with accompanying adult). At 2pm on Sunday is MusiKids which is a free interactive educational experience for children 7-12.

Asian New Year Celebration - Beardsley Zoo
February 08, 2014 - Bridgeport

Join your Zoo friends in celebrating the Year of the Horse with special stories, crafts, a children's parade, and many more fun activities. Snow date is February 15.

Accessibility Day - Stepping Stones Museum
February 08, 2014 - Norwalk

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

Masters Agility Championship at Westminster - Pier 94
February 08, 2014 -

The Westminster Kennel Club adds to its incomparable legacy in the sport of dogs when it stages The First Masters Agility Championship at Westminster. Dogs and their handlers excitedly attack the obstacle course of jumps, tunnels, weave poles and more, in a timed competition. This family-friendly event brings non-purebred dogs to a Westminster event for the first time since the very earliest days of its show, competing at Excellent and Masters level.

Catch the finals live on FOX Sports Saturday, Feb. 8 from 7-9pm. Additional coverage of the events is also available via streaming video on the Westminster website.

Admission $20 for adults, plus taxes and fees; Free for children under 12; Tickets can be purchased at www.westminsterkennelclub.org and may also be purchased at the door.

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Watson Adventures' Museum of Natural Hysteria Scavenger Hunt - American Museum of Natural History
February 08, 2014 - New York

Join Watson Adventures at the American Museum of Natural History on a unique scavenger hunt for adults! Go on a surreal expedition across continents, centuries, and solar systems on this surreal hunt, starring dinosaurs, comets, cavemen, elephants, talking apes, and a leopard man, just to name a few highlights. You'll explore the dazzling planetarium, find out why a T. Rex can't stand up, attend an Amazonian beer bash, discover New York's largest rodent, see the crappiest gift a president ever gave the museum, and more. On this humor-fueled hunt, you'll discover such odd, unusual and crazy sights and facts that you'll think of the place as the Museum of Unnatural History. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Price includes museum admission. Questions? 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures' Dancing Nudes Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 08, 2014 - New

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

Pilgrims of the Night - The CSV Center Flamboyan Theatre
February 08, 2014 - Lower East Side

90 Square Arts, the arts collective made up of employees of Great Performances Caterers, is presenting the Third Annual benefit production for The Sylvia Center. Pilgrims of the Night, written by Len Jenkin, professor of play writing at NYU, is the tale of seven people trapped overnight in a ferry terminal during a storm. To pass the time, they tell each other stories, stories of love, betrayal, space aliens, zombies, mad scientists, carnival sideshows, there is a story that everyone can relate to. All net proceeds are donated to The Sylvia Center, a nonprofit that gives food and nutrition education to disadvantaged children in the New York City area.

Dear Edwina - A Musical Comedy - John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
February 08, 2014 - Northport

Dear Edwina is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up. Follow the adventures of advice-giver extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple as she directs the kids from her neighborhood in production number after hilarious production number of her ?Advice-A-Palooza? extravaganza.

Planet Fun - Nissequoque River State Park
February 08, 2014 - Kings Park

Through fun, hands-on activities, you will learn about the size and scale of the planets in our solar system. Reservations required by calling 631-581–1072.

Tiny Tots: Nature Discoveries ? Ages 3 ? 5 - Connetquot River State Park
February 08, 2014 - Oakdale

Explore the natural world around you. These programs will connect young children and their parents with the natural world through short walks, activities, and crafts. Call 631-581-1072 for reservations.

Inherit the Wind - BayWay Arts Center
February 08, 2014 - East Islip

This powerful production tells the story of a Tennessee educator put on trial for teaching Darwinism in a small town where Christianity and Creationism go hand-in-hand with law. Drawn from the famous Scopes Trial (argued by legal giants Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan in a battle of wills that marked history), this courtroom drama mirrors today's headlines, as it delves into issues that are still hotly debated 80 years later.

Doo-Wop Wed Widing Hood - BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Centre
February 08, 2014 - East Islip

It’s the 1950s, hula-hoops are in high demand, and so is Little Red Riding Hood. Three Princes want to woo Red Riding Hood and a competition ensues. A comical take on the classic tale.

Draw,Paint and Sculpt! Art Workshop - St. Luke's Lutheran Church
February 08, 2014 - Bayshore

Learn to draw, paint and sculpt during this 2 hour workshop. Step by step anyone can learn to draw. Use watercolors and oil pastels to create a winter animal snow scene. Then make a polar bear from sculpey clay.

Disney's Aladdin - Studio Theatre
February 08, 2014 - Lindenhurst

Welcome to Agrabah, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail. All of your favorite characters are here in this adaptation of the Disney? hit, including Aladdin, Jasmine, and of course, the Genie.

The Bridges Academy Open House - The Bridges Academy
February 08, 2014 - West Islip

The Bridges Academy is an independent school for toddlers through eighth-graders that focuses on character, confidence, and knowledge through a rigorous academic program. The K-8 program tracks students individually to achieve their best, preparing them to excel in high school and college.

Free Open Your Heart to Health - Westfield South Shore Mall
February 08, 2014 - Bay Shore

Stop by the mall near the Lord & Taylor entrance and navigate your way through a mega inflatable heart. Be a part of expert discussions on heart health and prevention. Blood pressure and glucose screenings will be available. Bring the family and enjoy a day of fun, music, giveaways and hands-on activities.

DISNEY'S BEAUTY & THE BEAST JR. - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
February 08, 2014 - Smithtown

The Brainy and Beautiful Belle yearns to escape her provincial life...and her brute of a suitor, Gaston. However, Belle gets more adventurous than she wanted when she becomes a captive in the Beast's enchanted castle. Dancing flatware, menacing wolves, and singing furniture fill the stage with thrills in this beloved fairy tale about very different people finding strength in one another and learning how to love.

Candy Crafts - Sugarbeez Candy Store
February 08, 2014 - Huntington Station

Come for open candy crafts just in time for Valentine's Day. There will be pucker powder hearts, cupid cabins, chocolate dipped treats. You can build a log cabin with pretzels and chocolate for President's Dday. There are several crafts to choose from. Reservations recommended.

Zumba Workshops - The Dance Treatment
February 08, 2014 - Garden City Park

Kids, do you Zumba? Now you can. Kids absolutely love this program offered by one of Long Island's premiere dance centers. The dance workshops, taught by trained instructors who are also school teachers, will have your kids begging you to have their birthday parties here as well. Exercise never felt so good! Six-week workshops are also available. Call or visit the website to register.

Give Your Voice: Honor Black History - American Museum of Natural History
February 08, 2014 - New York City

Back in 1926 when Dr. Carter G. Woodson organized a weeklong celebration of African-American contributions to the history of the United States, he probably never envisioned just how his idea would blossom. Today, Americans of all ethnicities recognize the month of February as a time to honor the bountiful legacy of Black history. Jumpstarting the Museum’s annual Black History celebration is the ever-popular mancala game-playing sessions in the Hall of African Peoples with mancala scholar Alex de Voogt, assistant curator, Division of Anthropology. Hosted by television journalist and fashion model Gail O’Neill, the Museum’s celebration features brilliant artists whose unique voices are helping to define some of this country’s most dynamic cultural expressions: Camille A. Brown & Dancers; composer-pianist Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes; the award-winning Young People’s Chorus of New York City with Francisco J. Núñez, Artistic Director/Founder, The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band; and returning favorites NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis with special guest Darryl “DMC” McDan¬iels of the multi-platinum hip-hop group Run-DMC.

Wild at Heart Event 2014 - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
February 08, 2014 -

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo invites you to add a little Wild to your Valentine's Day at our Wild at Heart Event 2014. Indulge yourself with food, drink, animal encounters, entertainment, and a fabulous silent auction with lots of love! Dress up in your finest cocktail attire and treat yourself to tantalizing appetizers served alongside a tasty food station. NOTE: This is an adults-only event. $75 per person. Tickets are limited. To purchase, please contact Emily Bobowick at (203) 394-6569 or ebobowick@beardsleyzoo.org.

Asian New Year Celebration - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
February 08, 2014 -

Join your Zoo friends in celebrating the Year of the Horse with special stories, crafts, a children's parade, and many more fun activities. Snow date is February 15.

Rusalka - Metropolitan Opera
February 08, 2014 - New York

The great Renee Fleming returns to one of her signature roles, singing the enchanting "Song to the Moon" in Dvorak's soulful fairy-tale opera. Tenor Piotr Beczala co-stars as the Prince, Dolora Zajick is Jezibaba, and dynamic young maestro Yannick Nezet-Seguin is on the podium.

The Art of Decorating: Valentine Cookie Workshop - Boots Lamb Education Center at Guild Hall
February 08, 2014 - East Hampton

Enjoy decorating delicious Valentine cookies under the direction of an experienced pastry chef. All ingredients included. Tickets are available online at GuildHall.org or at Box Office; theatermania.com; or 1-866-811-4111.

Anatomy of the Heart - Long Island Science Center
February 08, 2014 - Riverhead

Valentine's Day is around the corner, and hearts are fluttering faster. Learn about cardio-vascular wellness, the anatomy of the heart, and the path of circulation. The heart dissections will be at 1pm. Come in to witness and participate.

Chocolate Making Workshop - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
February 08, 2014 - Yaphank

Learn fun facts about this popular confection as you make and sample your own collection of sweet treats. Take your chocolate creations and a collection of recipes home to share with your favorite sweetie. Call 631-852-4600 to register.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
February 08, 2014 - Northport

Old friends, plus a few new ones, are here in this marvelous musical adaptation. Meet the captivating Princess Snow White, the prince, the evil queen and, of course, the seven mischievous dwarfs — Sarge, Gabby, Gloomy Gus, Ticklish, Spritely, Snore, and Slowpoke. There’s also a hilarious palace cat and an enchanted vixen — a fox, you could say. Following the traditional storyline, the fairy tale is brought to life with an eclectic score of toe-tapping tunes.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
February 08, 2014 - Northport

Old friends, plus a few new ones, are here in this marvelous musical adaptation. Meet the captivating Princess Snow White, the prince, the evil queen and, of course, the seven mischievous dwarfs — Sarge, Gabby, Gloomy Gus, Ticklish, Spritely, Snore, and Slowpoke. There’s also a hilarious palace cat and an enchanted vixen — a fox, you could say. Following the traditional storyline, the fairy tale is brought to life with an eclectic score of toe-tapping tunes.

KENWAL DAY CAMP OPEN HOUSE - Kenwal Day Camp
February 08, 2014 - Melville

Come down to Kenwal and meet with one of the directors who will be happy to answer all your questions and take you and your camper around the 20 acre camp grounds.

Celebrate Valentines Day with Heartfelt Messages - The Maritime Explorium
February 08, 2014 - Port Jefferson

Design and create your own nautical valentine for your message in a bottle.

Focalizing a Better Future - Directing Energy for the Personal and Collective Good - TAI
Through February 08, 2014 - New York

Join us for an immersion into the human technologies of Focalizing and Dynamic Linking. You will experience how Focalizing and Dynamic Linking optimize everything and create the conditions for the spontaneous resolution of what holds us back, leading to innovation in our actions and allowing fresh results to occur naturally that create a better future for yourself and our world. Focalizing Dynamic Links brings a conscious intention to relationship so that the energy shared and exchanged is for the good of each person, and for the good of us all. Dynamic Linking is useful for any individual, organization or collective where people come together with a common purpose. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. In the spirit of supporting an emerging cultural paradigm rooted in the generosity of gifting, we encourage you (should you have the means) to purchase an additional registration as a gift to someone in financial need. See details here http://www.theinstitute.org/new-events/. Register at http://www.theinstitute.org/new-events. Contact info@theinstitute.org to let us know if you wish to gift a registration or to apply for a scholarship. Learn more about the Focalizing Institute at http://www.theinstitute.org

Family Workshop: A Little Piece of My Heart - Sony Wonder Technology Lab
February 08, 2014 - Upper East Side

"Roses are red, violets are blue, here's a piece of my heart just for you!" Children can celebrate Valentine's Day and deliver a heartfelt message to their special someone with a unique heart-shaped locket necklace. Reservations of up to four children can be made by calling 212-833-8100 x3. Reservations can be made Monday-Friday beginning two weeks prior to the event date.

American School Foundation of Monterrey Performance - Sony Plaza Atrium, Sony Wonder Technology Lab
February 08, 2014 - Upper East Side

Enjoy a live musical performance by students from the American School Foundation in Santa Catarina, Mexico, in the Sony Plaza Atrium. No reservation required.

Tango for Fast Learners - Pearl Studios
February 08, 2014 - New York

PRE REGISTRATION IS NECESSARY. Tango Fundamentals Marathon. For totally beginners and Pre-Intermediate students. Tango for Fast Learners is an intensive workshop for people who want to take the challenge of learning all the basics of tango in two days. Students will be introduced to all of the basics they need to dance with elegance and style at milongas. No partner needed No tango experience required. Coordination and balance is required. Leather soled shoes are required. PART 1: Fundamentals, posture, embrace, feet positions, musicality, connection, navigation, Caja, paso basico, decorations, back ocho parada and sandwich, planeo and boleos. Etiquette at milongas (social dancing). Classes are located at: Pearl Studios, 500 8th ave, 12th fl @ 35th st. All the attendants will receive $30 OFF for our regular pack of classes. RESERVE YOUR SPACE and save money buying in advance. Price $90, STNYC Students $50, paying at the door with reservation. SPECIAL WINTER $75, add Pre-Intermediate boot camp for $65. More information at : www.learnargentinetango.com ; strictlytangonyc@gmail.com

Strategic Games: Mass Conundrums, Challenges, and Puzzles - The Studio School
February 08, 2014 - Upper West Side

Experience the Studio School with a complimentary workshop focused on helping your child become a master thinker. Strategic Games: Mass Conundrums, Challenges, and Puzzles will challenge the mind with activities and games of strategy and mystic. The next level awaits.
For ages 9 – 12
Register at eventbrite.com/e/strategic-games-mass-conundrums-challenges-and-puzzles-for-ages-9-12-tickets-10161221487

Imagine your Planet: What Planet Do You Come From? - The Morgan Library & Museum
February 08, 2014 - Murray Hill

Imagine that, like the little prince, you came from another planet. How would it look? In this workshop families will be invited to travel from planet to planet with the little prince, through Saint-Exupéry's water colors and sketches. Children will then imagine their very own planet and build it with an array of materials such as clay, wire, beads, fabric, yarn, tissue, and more.Saturday, February 8, 2014, 2–4 p.m.
All Family Programs are appropriate for ages 6-12. Workshops are for families with children, with a limit of two adult tickets per family.

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
February 08, 2014 - Hicksville

"Sirena, The Little Mermaid: It's A Whole New World!" An original musical marionette puppet show with a surprise ending! After the show, the kids and parents get to rock out on the dance floor!

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
February 08, 2014 - Hicksville

"Sirena, The Little Mermaid: It's A Whole New World!" An original musical marionette puppet show with a surprise ending! After the show, the kids and parents get to rock out on the dance floor!

Bob Marley?s Three Little Birds - The New Victory Theater
February 08, 2014 - Times Square Theater District

Mama says, "breathe easy," but Ziggy's afraid to leave the house. He's too busy worrying about tropical storms, evil spirits and steering clear of that sneaky, hair-snatching Duppy! With the help of Dr. Bird and his feathered friends, Ziggy's reminded in soothing six-part harmony that "every little thing gonna be all right." A jammin' musical featuring the timeless music and lyrics of Bob Marley and based on the children's book by his daughter Cedella, Bob Marley's Three Little Birds shares the legendary reggae artist's message of peace and love with a new generation of songbirds.

Managing your Child's Negative Behaviors - CUNY Graduate Center
February 08, 2014 - Midtown

Erin Reilly, an ASHA certified speech language pathologist, will lead an interactive workshop discussing reasons behind your child’s negative behaviors and ways to decrease them. Playroom and child care for a limited number of children is available. Light refreshments will be served! RSVP by Feb. 3 by calling 212-817-8813 or emailing childlanguagelab.cuny@gmail.com.

'Patchwork Helps A Friend' Special Story Hour with Jacqueline Schmidt - Bank Street Bookstore
February 08, 2014 - Upper West Side

Celebrate the power of friendship at a special crafty story hour with Jacqueline Schmidt, illustrator of Patchwork Helps A Friend, written by Gail Greiner. After her reading, Jacqueline will lead kids in a fun patchwork coloring activity.

Lunar New Year Celebration 2014 At The MET - Metropolitan Museum of the Art
February 08, 2014 - Upper East Side

For 2014, the New York Chinese Cultural Center is presenting its most celebrated cultural program at iconic New York City cultural institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Queens Museum, the Bronx Museum, and the Snug Harbor Cultural Center for two full weekends and reaching four boroughs on January 25th & January 26th and February 8th & February 9th, 2014. NYCCC will bring its festive Chinese New Year Celebration to thousand of New Yorkers. In addition to celebrating the most popular Chinese holiday, the activities are designed to engage a wide range of audiences from all neighborhoods to experience a taste of authentic Chinese culture, with colorful costumed folk dances and hands-on arts and crafts demonstration.

Give Your Voice:Honor Black History - American Museum of Natural History
February 08, 2014 - Upper West Side

The Young People's Chorus of New York City will premiere two original jazz works and new choral settings of existing jazz works by NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis with Mr. Marsalis and his sextet and special guest Darryl "DMC" in the LeFrak Theater of the American Museum of Natural History as part of an entire afternoon of Black History Month activities. The original pieces by Mr. Marsalis are "Dream on Robben," a tribute to Nelson Mandela, which captures the soul and passion of Africa and Mr. Mandela from a Western perspective, and "Melting Pot," in which YPC will be joined by Mr. Marsalis and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of Run-DMC in the very special call-and-response rap song including audience participation.

Give Your Voice:Honor Black History - American Museum of Natural History
February 08, 2014 - Upper West Side

The Young People's Chorus of New York City will premiere two original jazz works and new choral settings of existing jazz works by NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis with Mr. Marsalis and his sextet and special guest Darryl "DMC" in the LeFrak Theater of the American Museum of Natural History as part of an entire afternoon of Black History Month activities. The original pieces by Mr. Marsalis are "Dream on Robben," a tribute to Nelson Mandela, which captures the soul and passion of Africa and Mr. Mandela from a Western perspective, and "Melting Pot," in which YPC will be joined by Mr. Marsalis and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of Run-DMC in the very special call-and-response rap song including audience participation.

Family Art Lab at the Rubin Museum: Traditional Tibetan Felting - Rubin Museum of Art
February 08, 2014 - Chelsea

Join in a traditional Tibetan felting family art lab! Explore felt clothing and patterns in the galleries. Learn the fun and simple traditional Tibetan craft of felting. Choose layers of color and transform them into a felted masterpiece!

Family Affair: From the Bronx With Love - Bronx Museum of the Arts
February 08, 2014 - Bronx

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us at the museum. Enjoy an afternoon filled with art-making activities for the family. Free for children 12 and under with parent(s) or guardian. Pre-registration online is encouraged. Celebre el Día de San Valentín con nosotros en el museo. Disfrute de una tarde llena de actividades artísticas para la familia. Gratis para niños menores de 12 años que vayan acompañados por un adulto.

Open House - The Waldorf School
February 08, 2014 - Garden City

Before you know it, it's summer. Come out to this open house and discover what makes The Waldorf School Summer camp a fabulous day camp for boys and girls ages 3-13. Here's your opportunity to meet the staff and have your questions answered. Sign up before March 16 and receive a discount.

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Annual Dance Concert and Pow-Wow - Theater for the New City
February 08, 2014 - East Village

Dances, stories and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Southwest and Great Plains regions. A Pow-Wow is more than just a spectator event: it is a joyous reunion for native peoples nationwide and an opportunity for the non-Indian community to voyage into the philosophy and beauty of Native culture. Traditionally a gathering and sharing of events, Pow-Wows have come to include spectacular dance competitions, exhibitions, and enjoyment of traditional foods. Highlights will include Storytelling by Matoka Eagle (Santo Domingo, Tewa), a Hoop Dance by Marie Ponce (Cherokee), a Buffalo Dance (from the Hopi people), a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance (from the Northern Plains people), a Stomp Dance (from the Southeastern tribes), and a Shawl Dance (from the Oklahoma tribes). In the final section of the program, the audience will be invited to join in the Round Dance, a friendship dance.

Community Conversations for Kids: Democracy - Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead
February 08, 2014 - Flushing

In another New York Council for the Humanities’ Conversations with Kids program, focusing on the topic of democracy, Karyn Mooney will read and discuss the book I Could Do That! Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote by Linda Arms White. In this story, Esther Morris learns early on that she can do anything she puts her mind to it; this story shows how one girl’s courage drove her through a life filled with challenges until, in 1869, she wins the vote for women in Wyoming Territory – for the first time ever in the United States!

Singles Build Event with Habitat NYC - Queens, NY
February 08, 2014 -

Singles Build Event with Habitat NYC – Queens, NY. Join Habitat for Humanity New York City to help build homes with fellow singles on Sat. February 8! **REGISTER TODAY TO SECURE YOUR SPOT** Participate in day of fun and philanthropy that offers volunteers a chance to meet singles who have a passion for giving back, gain new skills and make a hands-on difference in the community by building affordable housing with families in Queens. http://www.habitatnyc.org/singlesbuild2014 Volunteers will help build from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on February 8 at a Habitat NYC home in Southeast Queens. Lunch, tools and training are provided. Each volunteer can support these rehabilitation projects by becoming a construction worker for a day and by raising funds through sponsorships, which helps cover the cost of the build. Volunteers need to be over 18 years of age and are asked to raise a minimum of $50 to participate. Learn more about Habitat NYC at http://habitatnyc.org or by calling (212) 991-4000.

The New York Beer and Brewery Tour - Chelsea Piers
February 08, 2014 - New York

The New York Beer and Brewery Tour is a history and tasting tour of the beer scene in NYC. Tour Stops: 1) Chelsea Brewing Company(Manhattan) - Sample craft ales and learn how they are brewed at Manhattan’s only Microbrewery. 2) Brooklyn Brewery(Williamsburg, Brooklyn) - Sample a pint at New York City’s Largest Craft Brewery 3) Experience Bushwick’s Historic Old Brewer’s Row(Bushwick, Brooklyn) -See the now abandon Joeseph Fallert Brewery -See what became of the old Mink Brothers Brewery -See the Land Marked Ulmer Brewery -See what became of the famous Rheingold Brewery -Experience the Otto Huber/Edward Hittelman Brewery 4 )Spuyten Duyvil(Williamsburg, Brooklyn) -Enjoy an an artisinal meat and cheese plate paired with craft beers from all over the world. 5) Bohemian Hall Beer Hall & Garden(Astoria, Queens) -Kick back and relax in the historic 103 year old Czech beer hall while enjoying delicious rare beers from the Czech Republic, Germany, and all over the world

Family Saturday: 'The Story of Babar' - French Institute Alliance Francaise
February 08, 2014 - Upper East Side

In 1940, a little girl plopped her favorite book in front of the brilliant French composer Francis Poulenc and commanded, "Play this!" Five years later, Poulenc published L'histoire de Babar: le petit elephant, a work for piano and narrator. Inspired by this story, The Story of Babar is a whimsical musical performance that begins with "Uncle" Francis composing the score with his niece. As they begin, the niece turns into Babar's cousin and future wife, Celeste, and so the beloved tale of the little elephant Babar comes to life. Included also is "Quatre chansons pour enfants," Poulenc's enchanting song cycle for children. A whimsical musical performance for all ages directed by Grethe Barrett Holby and choreographed by award-winning Jane Comfort!

CineKids: 'Zarafa' - Tinker Auditorium, French Institute Alliance Francaise
February 08, 2014 - Upper East Side

Inspired by the true story of the first giraffe to visit France, Zarafa is a sumptuously animated and stirring adventure about a small boy, Maki, who befriends Zarafa, a baby giraffe captured by the turbaned nomad Hassan. Determined to protect Zarafa, Maki follows them on a thrilling adventure across the expanses of Northern Africa, the bustling port of Marseilles, and over the snow-capped peaks of the Alps, arriving at last in Paris. 78 minutes. In French with English subtitles.

Valentine Cooking Workshop with Sylvie Berger - French Institute Alliance Francaise
February 08, 2014 - Upper East Side

Celebrate le jour de la Saint-Valentin with your little sweethearts! Your budding bakers will prepare and decorate heart-shaped cookies. Led by master pastry chef Sylvie Berger, this hands-on workshop will introduce children to the art of French baking. Children will learn cooking techniques and get inspired to decorate delicious homemade cookies. At the end, they will get to savor their delicious creations!

Kidrockers featuring Caveman and The Pizza Underground - NYU Skirball Center
February 08, 2014 - Greenwich Village

Kids and their parents will be given the unique opportunity to experience an authentic, awesome and “of the moment” rock show in the comfort of a world class performing arts center in the heart of Greenwich Village as Kidrockers and the NYU Skirball Center team up to present a series of authentic rock shows for families. The series, which is part of the Big Red Chair series, kicks of with performances by one of New York's fastest rising bands, Caveman and the recently formed pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute band, The Pizza Underground (featuring Macaulay Culkin). Comedians Seth Herzog (“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”) and Craig Baldo (“Last Comic Standing”) host the event at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Before the show, participate in an educational music activity in the lobby, beginning at 10:30am. The event is welcome to all ages and recommended for ages 3-13. Adults must be accompanied by a kid.

Book Sale - St. Agnes Branch, NYPL
February 08, 2014 - Upper West Side

Organized to benefit the programs of the New York Public Library branch system, the book sale at St. Agnes branch is notable for its staggering selection of fiction, non-fiction and children's books, as well as multi-media. All at unbelievably low prices.

Olympic Fest - Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers
February 08, 2014 - Chelsea

Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers is hosting an Olympic Fest!

The all-day event includes free General Skating, with figure skating shows and hockey games mixed in. Plus, there will be free hot chocolate and coffee with exciting raffles and prizes on Sky Rink's Sunset Terrace waterside event space.

Don't miss this great opportunity for families to watch live coverage of the Winter Games on Sky Rink's large screen TVs and catch Olympic fever while you skate, watch future hopefuls, sip hot chocolate, and have a blast.

For a full schedule of on and off-ice events, please visit
chelseapiers.com/sr/special/2014/olympic-fest.cfm

Family Concert: Who is David Brubeck - Jazz at Lincoln Center: Rose Theatre
February 08, 2014 - Columbus Circle

When his sons (also professional musicians) were young, the late great pianist-composer Dave Brubeck used a variety of approaches to instruct them. Among these, he disguised himself as a mustached, absent-minded alter ego by the name of Professor Nooseknocker. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis brings forth two decades of experience in presenting interactive, amusing, family-friendly shows to introduce and illuminate Brubeck's extraordinary life to young and old alike, kicking off a festival celebrating Brubeck's incomparable contributions to jazz, culture, and more.

Fashion Plate Prix Fixe & Lincoln Square Crew Cuts Program - Lincoln Square
February 08, 2014 - Lincoln Square

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City is making a fashionable return! The runways will be lit and the area's restaurants will be packed with locals, visitors and tourists taking advantage of the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District’s highly-anticipated fashion week dining promotions: Fashion Plate Prix Fixe and Lincoln Square Crew Cuts. Twenty-eight of the Upper West Side’s most popular and renowned restaurants are hosting fashionably exceptional deals for everyone coming to the Lincoln Square neighborhood.

Fashion Plate Prix Fixe is open to the public for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunches during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. 28 restaurants are offering outstanding menu options, for example:


Rosa Mexicano Lincoln Center is featuring a $25 Prix Fixe lunch special as well a three-course dinner for only $38.

The Smith is hosting a $27 three-course lunch and complimentary sparkling morning punch with any breakfast entree; and a special two-course, modern Italian lunch is being offered at Lincoln Ristorante for $36.

Trending this season, many of the restaurants participating are including cocktail specials as part of their Prix Fixe menu offerings. For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit lincolnsquarebid.org/fashionweek

Wellness DAY! - The JCC In Manhattan
February 08, 2014 - New York

WHO: Body Percussion Workshop; Hebrew Playgroup; Family Pilates; Community Cinema: Chariots of Fire; Hebrew Book Club; Rhythm & Move! Workshop; Family Nutrition Lecture, A Cappella Concert: The Alef Beats and much, much more!!! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, creative art projects, Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHY: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and...IT'S ALL FREE! For more information: www.jccmanhattan.org/rr or join our Facebook page for updated information https://www.facebook.com/pages/RR-Shabbat-at-The-JCC-in-Manhattan/193553367387562.

School's Out 2014: Summer Camp and After-School Expo - PS 321
February 08, 2014 - Park Slope

Now in its third year, School's Out is a fantastic, one-stop resource for finding great kids' activities in Brooklyn and beyond. This year we have 60 exhibitors lined up, including a variety of sleepaway camps, day camps, and all kinds of creative niche programs. Art, music, theater, dance, sports, computer programming, cooking, rock climbing, engineering, game strategy, gardening, building, skateboarding, digital design, textile design, and language immersion are just a few of the offerings on hand. We've lined up some fun kids' entertainment and invited local food vendors to set up shop outside.

Ed Sullivan's 50th Anniversary of Beatles' First TV appearance w/ Strawberry Fields - Lucille's
February 08, 2014 - New York

A record setting 73 million people tuned in that evening making it one of the seminal moments in television history. Now fifty years later, Strawberry Fields will recreate all the songs The Beatles performed on Ed Sullivan's stage.

Beatles 50 Town Hall All Star Benefit Concert - The Town Hall
February 08, 2014 - New York

C FAB 50: Celebrating The Music of The Beatles is proud to present "AMERICA CELEBRATES THE BEATLES" at Manhattan's Town Hall on Saturday evening, February 8. It is one of the star-studded charity concerts being held as part of The Beatles' 50th Anniversary Celebration. The gala concert will feature veteran singers and musician, including an artist who had songs written for him by one of The Beatles, a singer whose only hit knocked The Beatles out of the #1 position on the charts, another singer who shared the stage with John Lennon at Madison Square Garden and a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame who released a 1964 single entitled "I Wanna Be a Beatle." Roster includes: Tommy James, Melanie, Al Jardine, Melissa Manchester, Fred Schneider, Greg Hawkes and many others. Presenters include Charles Grodin, Dick Cavett, Tony Perkins Len Berman and others. Proceeds go to help Autism Medical Assessment and Treatment Center.

Dance on Shoestring - New York Theatre Ballet
Through February 08, 2014 - New York

NYTB has produced its studio series, Dance on A Shoestring, for many years, which enables established and developing artists to try out new ideas. The performances are offered in a venue where the community groups can come to see high quality ballet offered by "their" neighborhood company at affordable prices.

Dante Ferretti: Design and Construction for the Cinema - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 09, 2014 - New York

Dante Ferretti: Design and Construction for the Cinema examines design practice for film through the lens of Ferretti's work, which is distinguished by the structural role it plays in the collaborative process of cinema art. As digital technology transforms the way films are staged, replacing the real with the virtual, Ferretti's work comes at what may be the end of a 100-year-long tradition of full-scale, studio-built environments for films. This exhibition also serves to document this transitioning of cinema practice through its selection and organization of drawings, large-scale installations, and digital projection.

Clarice Smith: Recollections of a Life in Art - New-York Historical Society
Through February 09, 2014 - New York

Clarice Smith: Recollections of a Life in Art is a retrospective of this distinguished contemporary painter's signature subjects. Clarice Smith's work moves easily among diverse subjects, among them The Garden, Florals, Still Life, Landscapes, Equines, Screens, and Figures, each with its own rich visual traditions. Drawing upon her deep knowledge of art history, as well as a keen eye for the directly observed, the artist produces immensely fulfilling paintings that gratify the eye and also stimulate reflection.

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Annual Dance Concert and Pow-Wow - Theater for the New City
Through February 09, 2014 - New York

Dances, stories and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Southwest and Great Plains regions. A Pow-Wow is more than just a spectator event: it is a joyous reunion for native peoples nationwide and an opportunity for the non-Indian community to voyage into the philosophy and beauty of Native culture. Traditionally a gathering and sharing of events, Pow-Wows have come to include spectacular dance competitions, exhibitions, and enjoyment of traditional foods. Highlights will include Storytelling by Matoka Eagle (Santo Domingo, Tewa), a Hoop Dance by Marie Ponce (Cherokee), a Buffalo Dance (from the Hopi people), a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance (from the Northern Plains people), a Stomp Dance (from the Southeastern tribes), and a Shawl Dance (from the Oklahoma tribes). In the final section of the program, the audience will be invited to join in the Round Dance, a friendship dance.

LeeSaar The Company - Joyce Theater
Through February 09, 2014 - New York

Established in 2000, LeeSaar The Company is the creation of Lee Sher and Saar Harari, two young, talented Israeli choreographers who also manage Gaga USA and whose work is rooted in this fascinating movement language. For its Joyce debut, the company performs Grass and Jackals, a dance piece and light spectacle that constantly pushes the physical and emotional boundaries of both the performers and the audience.

American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company - 92nd Street Y
Through February 09, 2014 - New York

American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company, formerly ABT II, is a classical ensemble made up of 12 dancers of outstanding potential. The mission of ABT Studio Company is to train young dancers (ages 16-20) in preparation for entering American Ballet Theatre's main Company or other leading national and international professional ballet companies. The company presents a program of ensemble pieces and pas de deux from its classical dance repertory.

Pedro Pan - The Chain Theatre
Through February 09, 2014 - Long Island City

The TRUF presents a world-premiere of a new children's musical that explores the power of friendship, family and hope when you're a stranger in a new world. The year is 1962 and Pedro, a young boy from Cuba, is sent alone to the US by his parents to protect him from the growing dangers of Havana. Pedro Pan is a bilingual performance based on the real life events of Operación Pedro Pan where Pedro must learn to navigate being a 'lost boy' in a new world while holding on to the shadow of his former life. Book and Direction by Rebecca Aparicio Music and Lyrics by Stephen Anthony Elkins

T. J. Wilcox: In the Air - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through February 09, 2014 - New York

The New York-based artist has created a remarkable new panoramic film installation, which will fill up most of the second floor of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Here Wilcox revisits the "cinema in-the-round" panoramic presentations that appeared at the dawn of film history in the late 19th century, bringing the concept up to date with state-of-the-art technology to create an immersive cinematic environment.

A Surprise Inside: Buildings with Secret Powers! - New York Transit Museum
Through February 09, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Is it a school? Is it a library? No… it’s a Powerhouse! The 74th Street Powerhouse, built in 1902, is a quiet building on the outside, but on the inside, it once housed giant, noisy machines working night and day to create the electricity that powered elevated trains throughout Manhattan. The Museum will discuss the Powerhouse and other “superhero” buildings in New York City, and then make our own dioramas of “powerful” buildings. For ages 6 and older.

King Lear - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through February 09, 2014 - Brooklyn

A legendary presence on stage and screen, Tony Award-winning and Oscar-nominated actor Frank Langella takes on King Lear. Betrayed by his daughters and shaken by his own mortality, Shakespeare's aging patriarch wanders mad, as a kingdom disintegrates in the wake of his divested power. Langella joins forces with Britain's Olivier Award-winning company Chichester Festival Theatre to present this monumental interpretation of the Bard's tragedy.

Joseph Beuys: Process 1971-1985 - Rooster Gallery
Through February 09, 2014 - New York

1971-1985 marks one of the most prolific and influential periods of Joseph Beuys' career. It is in this fourteen-year span, prior to the artist's death in 1986, that Beuys would perform some of his most famous Actions as well as give shape to his theory of "social sculpture," culminating in the 1977 Honey Pump at the Workplace installation for Documenta 6 in Kassel. Comprised of thirteen works encompassing diverse media, such as drawing, sculpture, objects and prints, many of which contain the artist's written notes, Process 1971-1985 aims to highlight this modus operandi in one of the 20th century's most influential artists.

Ballet Hispanico - Goldstein Theater at Queens College
Through February 09, 2014 - Flushing

Ballet Hispanico, the foremost dance company representative of Hispanic culture in the United States, was founded in 1970 and has performed for nearly 3 million people in 11 different countries on 3 continents. Led by Artistic Director, Eduardo Vilaro, their powerful performances feature a repertory of over 100 works by the leading choreographers of our time as well as emerging artists. By fusing Latin dance with contemporary techniques, Ballet Hispanico creates a new style of concert dance in which theatricality and passion propel every move. Ballet Hispanico’s impact extends beyond the stage with their school of dance and their education and outreach programs which provide young Latinos a well-rounded understanding of their cultural heritage through the joy of dance. Ballet Hispanico will bring four powerful works to the stage at Kupferberg Center for the Arts, including two pieces by celebrated choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. The works being performed are: Mad’moiselle is a highly theatrical work that explores iconic male/female images and gender role-playing in Latin American cultures. It was created by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa to a soundscape inspired by Chavela Vargas. The score, developed by Ms. Ochoa with composer/sound designer Bart Rijnink, draws on the music of Ms. Vargas, who is best known for her rendition of beloved Mexican rancheras. Tito on Timbales is a tribute to the music of master percussionist Tito Puente. In this ballet, choreographer William Whitener captures the joy and intricacies of social dance through cascading patterns, sensual partnering, and the community of celebration. Hogar is Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro’s latest work for Ballet Hispanico, created in collaboration with acclaimed Russian composer Lev Zhurbin, is set to original music and rooted in themes of family, home, and immigration. Sombrerísimo is choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. It is an absorbing exploration of individuality and an athletic tour de force for six men, full of rhythmic agility and stylistic flair. The work was specially commissioned by New York City Center for the 10th anniversary of its Fall for Dance Festival.

Big Band Tribute to Terry Gibbs - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through February 09, 2014 - New York

Drummer Gerry Gibbs (currently in a trio with Kenny Barron and Ron Carter) pays tribute to his father, jazz and vibraphone icon Terry Gibbs. Terry Gibbs' career included tours and performances with leaders like Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, and Tito Puente, to name a select few. In addition to his prestige as one of the greatest vibraphonists of all time, Terry Gibbs was especially recognized as a bandleader, winning Best Quartet, Best Big Band, Best Band Leader, and of course, "Best Band in the World" in major polls. Gibbs' compositions have been recorded by icons including Cannonball Adderley and Count Basie, and the top-shelf musicians featured in this tribute will maintain this ongoing legacy. Featuring modern giants, including Tom Harrell, Nicholas Payton, Paquito D'Rivera, and many more, we can't think of a better way to honor this quintessential member of jazz history.

Lavell Crawford - Carolines on Broadway
Through February 09, 2014 - New York

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HarborFrost - Sag Harbor
Through February 09, 2014 - Sag Harbor

Enjoy ice carving, fire dancers, fireworks by Grucci, sales, live music,a culinary stroll, restaurant specials, Beatles at Bay Street and more.

I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America - Museum of the City of New York
Through February 10, 2014 - New York

The first major exploration of the theater and industrial designer who The New York Times dubbed "the Leonardo da Vinci of the 20th century." A visionary who was equally comfortable in the realms of fact and fiction, Bel Geddes (1893-1958) played a significant role in the 1920s and '30s, shaping not only modern America but also the nation's image of itself as innovator and leader into the future. Bel Geddes most famously expressed his dynamic vision of this American future -- streamlined, technocratic, and optimistic -- with his unforgettable Futurama exhibition at the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. Bringing together some 200 never-before-seen drawings, models, photographs and films of theater sets and costumes, housing projects and appliances, airplanes and automobiles, the exhibition underscores that Bel Geddes sought nothing less the transformation of American society through design.

Allegory and Illusion - Rubin Museum of Art
Through February 10, 2014 - New York

Allegory and Illusion: Early Portrait Photography from South Asia presents approximately 120 photographs and a selection of albums, glass plate negatives, cabinet cards, cartes-de-visites, and postcards illustrating the rich tradition of portrait photography in India, Burma, Sri Lanka, and Nepal from the mid-19th century to early 20th century.

Vasily Kandinsky: From Blaue Reiter to the Bauhaus, 1910-1925 - Neue Galerie
Through February 10, 2014 - New York

Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a transformational figure in the history of modern art. Alongside his development of a revolutionary abstract style, Kandinsky demonstrated an ambition to go beyond conventional easel painting. This exhibition charts how the artist's large paintings with musical and theatrical associations from the Blaue Reiter years developed into large-scale Bauhaus environments. The artist's 1922 Juryfreie murals will be re-created for the exhibition, enabling visitors to "walk inside" a Kandinsky painting.

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.

The Modern Poster in Germany - Neue Galerie
Through February 10, 2014 - New York

This exhibition traces the emergence of the poster as an art form in Germany in the early twentieth century. Over 30 posters from the late 19th and early 20th century, including work by Lucian Bernhard, Thomas Theodor Heine, Ludwig Hohlwein, Julius Klinger, Johann Thorn-Prikker, and Oskar Schlemmer, are on view. Most of the posters in the exhibition have never been displayed at the museum and are rare examples of this vibrant art form.

Kids Yoga Class (8-10 yr olds) - Salutations Yoga Studio
Through February 10, 2014 - Glenwood Landing

Children learn individual yoga poses, as well as alignment, pose sequencing and learn to link the breath with movement. Team-building partner poses, cooperative group poses, collaborative yoga games, calming breathing exercises, mindfulness techniques, creative guided imagery, and deep relaxation complete this class. Additional activities also include yoga-related arts and crafts, yoga journals, along with discussions on the how to stay calm, positive and compassionate. Advance registration is required. Please call, text or email to sign-up.

Gridiron Greats: Vintage Football Cards in the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 10, 2014 - New York

On the occasion of the 2014 Super Bowl - the first ever played in the New York area - the Metropolitan will display a selection of vintage football cards from the celebrated collection of Jefferson R. Burdick (1900-1963). In 1947, the Syracuse electrician began to donate his collection of approximately 303,000 trade and postcards to the Museum. The Burdick collection constitutes an integral part of the Museum's collection of ephemera and tells the history of popular printmaking in the United States. Shown for the first time in this exhibition, the football cards document the sport through media ranging from lithography to photography.

Meet the Museum - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 13, 2014 - Prospect Heights/Park Slope

Registration for the winter session of Meet the Museum opens on December 13 and meets on Thursdays from January 9 through February 13. A program for the Museum’s youngest visitors and those who care for them, Meet the Museum provides toddlers with opportunities to experiment with and explore art and culture through song, gallery activities, and art making. Adult companions work closely with their children and discover creative and fun ways to interact. Early registration is encouraged; classes fill up quickly.

Eight Strokes & the Moving Word - Chen Dance Center
Through February 13, 2014 - Chinatown

As part of its educational programming, Chen Dance Center presents Eight Strokes & the Moving Word, a one-hour performance with live narration, audience interaction, video, and excerpts of both traditional and contemporary dance performed by H.T. Chen & Dancers. The work takes its title from the eight basic strokes of calligraphy, an exquisite art that has been a source of inspiration over the years for choreographer H.T. Chen. Through the arts, the audiences also learn about China and its folklore.

Billy Budd - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through February 13, 2014 - Fort Greene

As part of a worldwide celebration of the composer's 100th birthday, Benjamin Britten's sweeping, seafaring masterpiece comes to BAM in a spectacular production from Glyndebourne Festival Opera, helmed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Grandage (former artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse). From lilting a cappella sea shanties to bombastic choral juggernauts, Britten's magnificent score roars to life under the direction of esteemed conductor Sir Mark Elder and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, while Glyndebourne's all-male cast fills designer Christopher Oram's cavernous ship with truly unforgettable sound. Based on Herman Melville's classic novella, with a powerful libretto by E.M. Forster and Eric Crozier, Billy Budd transforms a British man o' war into a crucible for human faith and error, where truth is fugitive and justice never absolute.

Fashion Plate Prix Fixe & Lincoln Square Crew Cuts Program - Lincoln Square Area
Through February 13, 2014 - Manhattan

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City is making a fashionable return! The runways will be lit and the area's restaurants will be packed with locals, visitors and tourists taking advantage of the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District’s (BID) highly-anticipated fashion week dining promotions: Fashion Plate Prix Fixe and Lincoln Square Crew Cuts. Fashion Week in New York runs February 6-13 and 28 of the Upper West Side’s most popular and renowned restaurants are hosting fashionably exceptional deals for everyone coming to the Lincoln Square neighborhood. Fashion Plate Prix Fixe is open to the public for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunches during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. 28 restaurants are offering outstanding menu options, for example: Upper West Side staple, Rosa Mexicano Lincoln Center is featuring a $25 Prix Fixe lunch special as well a three-course dinner for only $38; The Smith is hosting a $27 three-course lunch and complimentary sparkling morning punch with any breakfast entree; and a special two-course, modern Italian lunch is being offered at Lincoln Ristorante for $36. Trending this season, many of the restaurants participating are including cocktail specials as part of their Prix Fixe menu offerings. For a complete list of participating restaurants, please visit http://www.lincolnsquarebid.org/fashionweek

Oh Happy Day Valentine Station - Pottery Barn Kids - The Westchester
Through February 14, 2014 - White Plains

Kids can create a Valentine for a special friend or loved one at the craft station. Daily, Feb. 7-14, during store hours.

Running Scared, Running Free - Ward Melville Heritage Organization
Through February 14, 2014 - Stony Brook

In honor of Black History month an interactive theatrical performance about the links between the Underground Railroad. Make an appointment to take a group to see this program. February 4-February 14.

Andrea Tese: Inheritance - De Buck Gallery
Through February 15, 2014 - New York

Clothing, bottles, appliances - relatable objects that serve as the basic accessories of daily life - are schematically arranged to form a visual inventory of one man's possessions. The Inheritance project is a deeply personal one for Andrea Tese. The photographs document the artist's mourning process following the passing of her grandfather, rearranging the objects that filled his home into pictorial compositions to assert her own presence as an artist, while chronicling his life through a parading plethora of simple objects, ranging from those unique to the individual subject such as a collection of paperweights or newspaper clippings including those about Tese herself as a child, to pedestrian objects such as shoes or pots and pans.

Margaret Garrett- TUNING FIELDS - Birnam Wood Galleries
Through February 15, 2014 - New York

Contemporary painter Margaret Garrett's solo exhibition at Birnam Wood Galleries in Chelsea. Exhibition is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 11am-6pm, January 7th, 2014- February 15th, 2014. The opening reception will be held on January 9th, 2014 from 6pm-8pm.

Sacred Visions: Nineteenth-Century Biblical Art from the Dahesh Museum Collection - Museum of Biblical Art
Through February 16, 2014 - New York

Comprised of approximately 30 works of art, Sacred Visions: Nineteenth-Century Biblical Art from the Dahesh Museum Collection highlights how biblical subject matter was embraced within the academies of 19th-century Europe. Historically ranked at the top of the Academy's hierarchy of genres, biblical depictions of both Old and New Testament subjects enjoyed a resurgence in the 19th century. This renewed interest may be attributed to several factors, including the developing field of biblical archaeology and the advent of photography, which produced travel books of the Holy Land. During this century of political and religious upheaval, artists - and the larger societies of which they were a part - looked to the Bible to provide inspiration, often in the form of allegory, for contemporary circumstances.

Exhibition: Eye to I...3,000 Years of Portraits - Katonah Museum of Art
Through February 16, 2014 - Katonah

The curatorial staff of the Katonah Museum of Art is developing an exhibition of portraiture that will represent diverse cultures and span more than 3,000 years of history and art. "Eye to I...3,000 years of Portraits" is not intended as an encyclopedic account of portraiture; rather, it will use portraits to explore the myriad ways that individuals look at and understand imagery. Each of the 60 portraits on display will offer interpretive copy from a range of individuals - scholars, teachers, actors, doctors, politicians, art collectors, and community members - explicating the work from their personal perspective. Visitors will be invited to add their own responses as well. The conceptual framework for this show is based on the premise that in art, as in life, there is no single piece with a meaning that is objective, value-neutral, or accessible to all. The importance assigned to an art object corresponds to the viewers' perspectives, which vary according to language, culture, socialization, education, and other aspects of their personal histories. The portrait genre in particular presents multiple layers of interpretation and represents a broad sampling of eras, media, and artistic periods. The earliest works on display will be a carved Egyptian bust of Amenhotep III, dating from 1,500 BC, and a marble sculpture of a Roman priest (AD 125). From there, the exhibition moves forward to feature portraits from Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America to contemporary American artists who create portraits in astounding ways. The artists included are Diane Arbus, Chuck Close, John Singleton Copley, Gustave Courbet, Edward Curtis, Eric Fischl, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Duane Hanson, Oliver Herring, Byron Kim, Vik Muniz, Alice Neel, Shirin Neshat, Julian Opie, Pablo Picasso, Gordon Parks, Martin Schoeller, Cindy Sherman, Auguste Rodin, Edouard Vuillard, Andy Warhol, and Kehinde Wiley, among others. On view Oct. 27, 2013 through Feb. 16, 2014. Museum hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10am-5pm; Sundays: 12-5pm. Closed Mondays.

Tony Feher - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through February 16, 2014 - Bronx

A twenty-year survey dedicated to the American sculptor. The exhibition and the accompanying monograph represent the first attempt at a comprehensive, in-depth consideration of Feher's career. It seeks to reveal the richness, complexity, and impact of Feher's investigations through a careful selection of 60 key works that revolve around a very personal formal, material, and spatial vocabulary developed and refined over the past couple of decades.

Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through February 16, 2014 - Bronx

The Bronx is considered one of the most diverse communities in America, as well as the home of Hip Hop and Salsa. For the families who have called this borough a home, Orchard Beach remains a treasured respite from the sweltering confines of the concrete jungle. Lawrence's portraits of these summertime regulars celebrate the pride and dignity of those who frequent Orchard Beach.

Take Me To The Water: Immersion Baptism in Vintage Music and Photography 1890-1950 - Museum of Biblical Art
Through February 16, 2014 - New York

A video and audio installation which transports the viewer and listener into America's early twentieth-century, to the banks of rivers, lakes, and ponds where congregations gathered and sang as candidates holding hands in waist-deep water were submerged by a minister for baptism.

Women's Project Theater Presents 'Row After Row' - New York City Center Stage II
Through February 16, 2014 - New York

When two hard core Civil War re-enactors show up for their annual Gettysburg beer and find a pretty stranger at their table, old allegiances come into question. Straddling 1863 and today, ROW AFTER ROW is a dark comedy about choosing your cause and finding your courage.

Noise in the Waters - La MaMa E.T.C
Through February 16, 2014 - NY

"A memorable show that should absolutely not be missed....The black satirical tone to which Martinelli has long accustomed us is coloured by the Fratelli Mancuso's music of land and the faraway, and by Renda’s intensity, taut with a note of pain, of pietas, that move and wound. The show leaves us astonished, indignant and not only: it digs beneath indifference, carving out faces, stories and sufferings that continue to live within us for days." – Corriere della Sera-Bologna. Supported by Amnesty International and lionized by Italian critics, this dark, intense melologue (short work for voice and music) protests the indifference of Fortress Europe to the everyday tragedy of refugees from Africa, who have perished for years in the Strait of Sicily on fruitless sea voyages to escape massacres and starvation in their homelands. Teatro delle Albe is one of the most important theatre companies on the Italian and international scene. Its prizes include 14 Ubu Prizes (the "Oscars" of Italian theater), the award by Lo straniero dedicated to the memory of Carmelo Bene, the judges' prize at the International Fadjr Festival of Teheran, two "Golden Laurels" from the Mess International Festival in Sarajevo and the career achievement prize from the festival Journées Théâtrales de Carthage in Tunis.

Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 17, 2014 - New York

An immersive film installation projected onto nine double-sided screens arranged in a dynamic structure. Especially conceived for The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium, the installation choreographs visitors' movement through the space. The original inspiration for this recently acquired, 55-minute moving image installation was the Morecambe Bay tragedy of 2004, in which more than 20 Chinese cockle pickers drowned on a flooded sandbank off the coast in northwest England.

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.

Valentine’s Day Events in The Eloise Shop - Eloise at the Plaza
Through February 17, 2014 - Midtown

Eloise fans will make their very own Valentine’s Day cards and decorate four heart shaped cookies provided by William Greenberg Desserts. Of course there will be treats to snack on!

TIDAL POOLS - Greenwich Art Society Gallery
Through February 19, 2014 - Greenwich

Smooth stones softened by the raging pacific ocean is the inspiration for the artists Half Moon Bay at Moss Beach collection. This beautiful location, south of San Francisco, is an exciting venue that reveals patterns and textures in the stones with swirling sea currents. January 5-February 19, 2014.

Free Irish Classes-Mommy Daddy & Me - AOH HAll
Through February 19, 2014 - Babylon

Teach your young child Irish Gaelic in this immersion program. February 5-February 19.

Winners - Showcase
Through February 20, 2014 - St. James

The Smithtown Township Arts Council is pleased to announce Winners Showcase 2014, an exhibition featuring the work of award-winning artists from STAC’s 2013-juried exhibitions. The public is invited to an opening reception Saturday, January 18, 2-4 pm to meet exhibiting artists and view their work. Regular Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12-4pm. Closed January 20 & February 17. Call 631-862-6575 for more information. Admission to the gallery is free. Stony Brook artist Judy Contrino is a self-taught artist who has been drawing and crafting all of her life. She paints with both acrylic and watercolor and enjoys using vibrant colors and contrast. She creates portraits in pencil and charcoal. Judith hopes her paintings move people and make them smile. Massachusetts Artist Alice Denison focuses on flowers in her art. “The flowers that interest me most are the ones on wallpaper, fabric, and paintings — the decorative ones, the ones that make no claim to meaning. The ones we walk on, sit on, eat on, sleep on, and wear…the backdrop flowers. Because these decorative flowers almost always remind me of something, some time, or someone, they have meaning. Because the meaning is associative, it is mysterious, and its mystery makes it more interesting still. It is this glimmering to life of an inert form that sparks my work.” Commack artist Lisa Fernandez has been a teacher and art educator on Long Island for 25 years. Working in oils, Lisa’s large-scale still life paintings use of bold colors and strong contrast. Lisa’s close attention to detail and composition skills allow her to create strikingly beautiful images. Amal is a fine artist and illustrator from Port Jefferson who delights in having brushes in her hands and bringing stories to life. Her illustrations sit somewhere between fantasy and realism and the theater has been an inspiration for many of her pieces. Amal has provided numerous illustrations to children's book publishers and editorial publications. She also teaches illustration and drawing. Port Jefferson artist Michael Kutzing is a self-taught painter who worked in the construction industry for 37 years. Over the years, he collected maritime paintings and was inspired to attempt painting himself. He was encouraged by those who saw his work to continue painting. Thirty paintings and several shows later he continues to grow as an artist. Setauket artist Elizabeth Louise sketched her drawings live during rehearsals at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson. “Capturing the character of actors on stage is a challenge. I do not have the luxury of having them pose for me during rehearsals. My degree from Maryland Institute College of Art gave me the training and confidence to combine, decades later, my sketching skills with my first love in the arts…theatre.” In the words of Brooklyn artist, printmaker, and bookmaker PD Packard, “There is an absolute law of harmony, accessible to all, which is an endless source of inspiration and knowledge that I rely upon when creating and executing my artwork.” A storyteller through her prints, watercolors and hand-bound books, PD Packard’s work is truly unique and thought provoking. Centereach artist Courtney Surmanek is a current bachelor of Fine Arts candidate at New York University, completing her final year. Courtney, who works in several different mediums including video, performance and material art, looks at art as a means toward community development and social change. She is excited to help young people develop the skills necessary to expand their scope of what art can do for the world Mount Sinai artist Burton Woods’ realistic paintings are inspired by places that are slowly changing or disappearing: quiet, flower-bordered lanes, brick walks, weathered wooden buildings and boats, sandy beaches and wind-swept marshes. Mr. Woods captures the essence of Long Island in his pastels and oils, sketching on site and completing his work in his home studio. STAC, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is supported by Town of Smithtown and funded in part by Suffolk County and Suffolk County Legislator John M. Kennedy, Jr.

American Jewelry Design Council Celebrates 25 years of Design - Forbes Galleries
Through February 22, 2014 - New York

The American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) showcases 25 years of outstanding jewelry design at the prestigious Forbes Galleries in New York. The exhibition, “Variations on a Theme: 25 Years of Design from the AJDC”, is open to the public and will dazzle museum visitors with one-or-a-kind works from over 40 AJDC members through February 22nd, 2014. On view at the Forbes gallery will be a selection of works from various annual AJDC Design Projects from the very first theme, in 1996 to the most recent, in 2013. Annually, the council asks each of its members to create a design project, interpreting a single concept or theme; the final product is a collection of unique jewelry pieces joined by a solitary concept. Past themes include simple conceptual elements such as “Water”, “Spiral”, “Ice”, and “Flight” imagined into breathtaking masterpieces made of precious metals, gemstones and unexpected materials

28 Great Artists at Work: Portraits of the American Praemium Imperiale Laureates - The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Through February 22, 2014 - New York

The Japan Art Association celebrates 25 years of its Praemium Imperiale international arts award with a photo exhibition honoring the 28 winners who have lived or worked in the United States. The show features photographs of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Miller, Merce Cunningham, Richard Serra and 24 other world-renowned cultural figures at work in their studios.

The Image Gallery Redux: 1959-1962 - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Through February 22, 2014 - New York

In 1959, in a small storefront on East 10th Street in New York City, a photographer named Larry Siegel opened a gallery dedicated exclusively to photography. The Image Gallery, open until 1962, showed the work of leading photographers including Rudy Burckhardt, Sid Grossman, Saul Leiter, Duane Michals, and Garry Winogrand, becoming one of the models for exhibiting photography as an art form. This exhibition features the work of 21 photographers whose work was shown at that legendary gallery.

Casting call: Ridgefield BandJam 2014 - Ridgefield Playhouse
Through February 22, 2014 - Ridgefield

Casting call for middle and high school rockers who have a chance to win Ridgefield BandJam 2014. RidgefieldBandJam.com has all the details on how to enter this year's American-Idol style competition before the entry deadline on Saturday, February 22. Live tryouts for the 16 semi-finalist bands will be on Monday, March 10, for middle school bands, and on Tuesday, March 11, for high school bands at The Ridgefield Playhouse. Finalists in both categories will compete for the coveted titles on Sunday, April 27.

Josephsohn - Hauser & Wirth
Through February 22, 2014 - New York

The gallery's first New York exhibition devoted to the late sculptor Hans Josephsohn (1920-2012). For over six decades, the German-born Swiss artist devoted his practice to the enduring theme of the human figure, which he explored in standing, sitting, and reclining figures, as well as half-figures, heads, torsos, and reliefs. Josephsohn's highly personal artistic language - the distinctive weight, mass, and force he achieved through a bold, immediate, and highly physical way of working - conveys deep understanding of both classical sculpture and Modernist principles. From slim abstracted forms reminiscent of ancient steles, to rough-hewn figures cast in bronze and left unpainted, the artist's output reveals a continuous search to reinvent and express the fundamental humanity of the individual and to summon the presence of a person.

Alex Prager - Face in the Crowd - Lehmann Maupin
Through February 22, 2014 - New York

This two-part exhibition will feature large-scale photographs of elaborately staged crowd scenes at 201 Chrystie Street and an immersive three-channel video installation at 540 West 26th Street. The exhibition is Prager's debut show with Lehmann Maupin since joining the gallery in September 2013.

Winter 2014 Reading Olympics - Wilton Library
Through February 22, 2014 - Wilton

You don't need to put on ice skates and ear muffs to join Wilton Library's Olympic Games. In celebration of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia, the library challenges young readers to finish two books within three weeks, or three books, or even five books. There will be an Awards Ceremony on February 22. Read a lot, visit often, and fill in your reading log. For independent readers.

Harry Bertschmann: Abstract Dynamics - Studio Vendome
Through February 22, 2014 - New York

Studio Vendome begins the New Year with a compelling exhibition, “Harry Bertschmann: Abstract Dynamics.” Both Studio Vendome and Studio Vendome Projects will feature Bertschmann from January 14 through February 22, 2014. Studio Vendome, at 330 Spring Street, will present a six-decade survey composed of eleven large paintings on canvas plus sixteen works on paper in mixed media. Studio Vendome Projects, at 30 Grand Street, will focus on Bertschmann’s twenty-two smaller abstract works from his Haiku series. Harry Bertschmann was born in Basel, Switzerland, in 1931 but has lived and worked most of his life in New York City. From 1947 to 1951, he studied at the Basel School of Design (Kunstgewerbeschule), an institution noted for its innovative use of fonts and colors in dynamic compositions. Bertschmann studied under Armin Hofmann, famous for having developed the Swiss Style in the graphic arts, and later apprenticed at the atelier of Fritz Bühler, the foremost innovator in conceptual graphic design. In 1951 Bertschmann landed a job in Cleveland as a graphic designer and dedicated all of his spare time to developing his own abstract-expressionist style. Success came early with a first prize at the Cleveland Museum of Art for one of his oil paintings. And in 1958 he was accepted to exhibit at the Carnegie International, the prestigious international contemporary art survey exhibition in Pittsburgh. At only twenty-seven, Bertschmann was likely the youngest exhibitor, and one of his large canvases hung beside works by the first generation of the New York School who were at that time in their prime, such as Franz Kline (1910–1962,) Barnett Newman (1905–1970,) Mark Rothko (1903–1970) and Robert Motherwell (1915–1991.) Bertschmann’s momentum was impeded soon after the Carnegie International when the US army drafted him, but he still found a way to paint. When he returned to the States, he settled in Greenwich Village. There, he and his wife, Mary, started the Bank Street Press, an independent publisher of poetry and children’s books. His wife served as editor and Bertschmann as designer. Still, painting remained his primary interest. One of the strong groups of his paintings from this period is called The Bank Street Paintings. However, because Bertschmann never actively sought gallery representation, few critical eyes became aware of his work. It was not until 1986, when on a serendipitous studio visit, Henry Geldzahler, the former curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, expressed great admiration for his work, that Bertschmann received the attention he deserved. In 1997 Swiss colleagues arranged for a Bertschmann retrospective at the Gewerbeverband Basel-Stadt. The exhibition’s 140 works featured a wide range that illuminated the brilliance of Bertschmann’s double lives. His design life, that which supported him, produced numerous graphic designs of commercial logos and packaging, many of which have become iconic in our culture, such as those for Kent & Newport cigarettes, Pantene, Binaca, Nestlé and Bufferin. At the other end of the spectrum, his artistic life pushed the boundaries of abstract expressionism. Now, for the first time, Bertschmann has agreed to a retrospective in New York at Studio Vendome in Hudson Square, West of SoHo. An opening reception will be held at 330 Spring Street on Wednesday, January 15th from 6pm to 9 pm. For the event art historian and critic Robert C. Morgan, who has written a critical essay on Bertschmann, will engage the artist in a conversation beginning at 7pm. The galleries of Studio Vendome uniquely showcase the works of late-career artists and artist’s estate collections that deserve greater critical recognition. Peter Hastings Falk, the noted art historian and art reference publisher, is curator of these rediscovered artists’ exhibitions, which are part of the unprecedented “Rediscovered Masters” series. An Art Advisory Board composed of distinguished museum directors, curators, historians, and critics elect artists.

The Armory Show at 100 - Modern Art and Revolution - New-York Historical Society
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

Works by Duchamp, Matisse, Picasso, Cezanne, Gauguin, and Van Gogh will be on display in The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution, which revisits the famous 1913 New York Armory Show on its 100th anniversary. In 1913, the International Exhibition of Modern Art came to New York. Organized by a small group of American artists and presented at the Lexington Avenue Armory (and thus nicknamed the Armory Show), it introduced the American public to European avant-garde painting and sculpture. The public sensation and the polemical critical responses to the show represented a watershed in the history of American art, This exhibition is an exploration of how the Armory Show inspired seismic shifts in American culture, politics, and society.

Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

This exhibition is dedicated to the magnificent art created between 400 and 800 A.D., the seminal era of the Silla Kingdom. Co-organized with the National Museums of Korea in Seoul and Gyeongju and drawn from the holdings of these institutions, it will introduce audiences to the remarkable artistic achievements of a small kingdom that rose to prominence, embraced cosmopolitanism, and gained control of the entire Korean peninsula. Included among the works on display are designated National Treasures with few parallel examples in Western museums. Highlights will include spectacular gold crowns and regalia, rare objects from Central and West Asia, and Buddhist sculptures and reliquaries.

Holiday Train Show - Grand Central Terminal
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

The 12th Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central is making rounds through February 23 at the Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store, with a Lionel model train layout and whimsical artwork by Maira Kalman, author and illustrator of Next Stop Grand Central. Admission is free.

Tropical Paradise - New York Botanical Garden
Through February 23, 2014 - Bronx

Take refuge from winter by retreating to Tropical Paradise - a showcase of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's permanent collection, including orange-yellow crotons, fuchsia bromeliads, and more. You'll feel like you are on vacation without leaving New York.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 23, 2014 - Prospect Heights

The Brooklyn Museum will be the only East Coast venue for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the first international exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking French couturier, organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The critically acclaimed touring show, already seen by half a million people, spans the Paris-based designer's 37-year career and includes iconic examples never before exhibited. The Brooklyn presentation will include new material not shown in the previous venues, including ensembles from his recent runway shows.

In Parts - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through February 23, 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.

Peter Max Exhibition - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 23, 2014 - Roslyn Harbor

This exhibition of work by famed pop artist Peter Max juxtaposes portfolios of his mostly black-and-white drawings on paper against many of his larger and more color-saturated works in a variety of media. This showing is the first in-depth look at Max�s original drawings. Covering a wide range of subjects � portraits of friends and political figures, ocean sunsets and undulating landscapes, characters from Disney and The Wizard of Oz, planetary and celestial bodies in space, angels and demons, flowers and hearts, as well as Mona Lisas and Statues of Liberty to name only a few � these never-before-seen drawings comprise one of the most recognizable and commercially successful artistic practices of our times. The exhibit runs through February 23, 2014.

AftermodernisM: Works on Paper - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 23, 2014 - Roslyn Harbor

This exhibition focuses on the exploration of the drawing skills and innovations of a number of artists. Some of these works on paper are preparation for larger works on canvas. The exhibition is organized for the museum�s Contemporary Collectors Circle (CCC) by CCC co-chairs Elaine Berger and Alison Wolfson. The exhibit runs through February 23, 2014.

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds - New Victory Theater
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

Mama says "breathe easy," but Ziggy's afraid to leave the house. He's too busy worrying about tropical storms, evil spirits and steering clear of that sneaky, hair-snatching Duppy! But with the help of Dr. Bird and his feathered friends, Ziggy's reminded in soothing six-part harmony that "every little thing gonna be all right." A jammin' musical featuring the timeless music and lyrics of Bob Marley and based on the children's book by his daughter Cedella, BOB MARLEY'S THREE LITTLE BIRDS shares the legendary reggae artist's message of peace and love with a new generation of songbirds.

New York Transit Museum Holiday Train Show at Grand Central, Centennial Edition - Grand Central Terminal
Through February 23, 2014 - Manhattan

This popular annual model railroad exhibition features a multi-track layout and limited edition miniature replica of Grand Central inspired by the Terminal's 100-year history. This year's show is accompanied by displays of charming vintage model trains from the Museum's collection depicting notable train cars from railroading's past. Shop the Transit Museum Store for great Grand Central and subway gifts. Explore Grand Central with the Transit Museum's kid-sized scavenger hunts?just ask at the cash-wrap!

Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison - National Museum of the American Indian
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

The first comprehensive retrospective of a key Native American modernist, Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison includes drawings, paintings, prints, and sculpture that bring together concepts of abstraction, landscape, and spiritual reflection in the mind and eye of this important 20th-century artist. Half of the 80 works in the exhibition issue from the largest and most important collection of Morrison's artwork in the country, the Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul, Minnesota. The remaining works derive from important public and private collections from across the country.

Student Art Festival Part I - Guild Hall
Through February 23, 2014 - East Hampton

For twenty years, The Student Art Festival has helped nurture and encourage young talent on the East End. Over 5,000 students from kindergarten through high school from 11 participating public and private and home schools in the Amagansett, East Hampton, Montauk, Wainscott, Southampton, Bridgehampton, Shelter Island, and Sagaponack districts are invited to participate. The exhibition celebrates the artistic pursuits of young people by exhibiting their work in a museum environment and salutes their teachers who cultivate and inspire the creative process. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, January 18-February 23, 2014.

"Titanic" - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through February 23, 2014 - Elmsford

Original "Titanic" Broadway cast member Drew McVety will again set sail in the Tony Award-winning musical, which begins performances at WBT on Jan. 16. The production, a new intimate adaptation of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's lushly scored musical about the doomed ocean liner, will run through February 23. Original cast member Don Stephenson, who portrayed Charles Clarke in the 1997 Broadway production of "Titanic," directs the new staging that uses a cast of 20 and projections to tell the epic story. Choreography is by Liza Gennaro ("Once Upon a Mattress," "The Most Happy Fella"). Ian Weinberger serves as musical director and conductor. Drew McVety will play Henry Etches; Kate Walbye plays Ida Strauss; with Adam Heller as J. Bruce Ismay; Donna English as Alice Beane; Phillip Hoffman as Edgar Beane; William Parry as Captain Smith; and Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt ("Rocky Horror Show," "Jesus Christ Superstar") as Thomas Andrews. Completing the cast are Will Boyajian, Jonathan Brody, Sarah Charles, Xander Chauncey, Ben Estus, Jeremy Ellison Gladstone, Elizabeth Hake, John Langley, Benjamin McHugh, Patricia Noonan, Christian Palmer, Noah Plomgren, Celeste Rose, and David Studwell. Set design by Patrick Rizzotti; special projections are by Howard Werner; sound design by Jon Hatton and Mark Zuckerman; lighting design by Andrew Gmoser; Derek Lockwood is the costume designer; and Gerard Kelly is the wig designer; Victor Lukas is the Production stage manager; and Lisa Tiso is the Producer. The musical has a Tony-winning score by Yeston ("Grand Hotel," "Nine") and a Tony-winning book by the late Stone ("The Will Rogers Follies," "1776"). "Titanic" won 1997 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical (Stone), Best Orchestrations (Tunick), Best Score (Yeston), and Best Scenic Design. As the original ad campaign for "Titanic" mused, the ship of dreams set sail from Southampton, England, on April 10, 1912, and in the spring of 1997, she finally arrived in New York. The massive production, with a large ensemble cast included Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, Brian d'Arcy James, and Martin Moran. The musical opened to strong critical notices at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and later earned the Tony Awards for Best Book (Peter Stone), Best Score, Best Orchestrations (Jonathan Tunick), Best Scenic Design (Stewart Laing), and Best Musical.

Madden NFL: 25 Years and Running - Museum of the Moving Image
Through February 23, 2014 - Queens

As New York and New Jersey play host to Super Bowl XLVIII, Museum of the Moving Image and EA SPORTS look back on 25 years of the groundbreaking video game franchise Madden NFL. On view and available for play are five editions of the game ranging from the original John Madden Football (1988) on Apple II to the latest Madden NFL 25 (2013) on Xbox One. In addition to the games, the exhibition features a dynamic timeline showing milestones in the development of the franchise highlighted by gameplay footage from every year.

Madden NFL: 25 Years and Running - Museum of the Moving Image
Through February 23, 2014 - Astoria

As New York and New Jersey play host to Super Bowl XLVIII, Museum of the Moving Image and EA SPORTS look back on 25 years of the groundbreaking video game franchise Madden NFL. On view and available for play are five editions of the game ranging from the original John Madden Football (1988) on Apple II to the latest Madden NFL 25 (2013) on Xbox One. In addition to the games, the exhibition features a dynamic timeline showing milestones in the development of the franchise highlighted by gameplay footage from every year.

Inspiration - Rowayton Arts Center
Through February 23, 2014 - Rowayton

High-quality works by some of the region's finest artists will be on view during "Inspiration," a juried all-media exhibition. The juror is Claudia Mengel, an accomplished painter and printmaker whose work is in many private collections in the tri-state area. She exhibits at several galleries and is a member of Silvermine Artist Guild and a member of the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, where she also sits on the board. February 3-February 23, 2014.

Richard Barnes - Murmur & Refuge - Foley Gallery
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

In Murmur, Barnes observes the flocks of starlings that cloud the skies of EUR, a suburb of Rome. In this series, he depicts nature as it behaves on its own, alive and breathing. The photographs capture the birds' aerial displays, which can take on the form of suspended mesh sculpture or simply blacken the sky. The photographs of the starlings can appear light, airy, and elegant, while others are captured with an unnerving and ominous quality.

Things still left unsaid - Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

A three-person exhibition featuring the works by New York City-based painters Vince Contarino, Jenna Ransom and Kenny Rivero. Through their respective, already highly accomplished practices, these three artists offer distinctive ways of utilizing abstraction in the medium of painting.

There is more Downstairs - Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

A four-person exhibition that brings together four artists -- Shannon Plumb, Bridgitte NaHoN, Houben R.T. and Felix Aarts -- in the gallery's downstairs exhibition space. The viewer is invited into a less conventional space opening up at the bottom of the stairs. The atmosphere of the gallery's basement is a darker one, more dungeon-like, compared to the traditional white cube upstairs. In the basement there is space for experimentation and reflection, far away from the buzz of the street. All four artists are sharing a multidisciplinary artistic practice, creating work using a variety of ways to express themselves. The exhibition brings together painting, sculpture and film in a way that might hint tradition but strives for new ways of thinking. There is more Downstairs is an investigation in how imagery and tradition react in modernity.

Farberesque: From Pensive to Provocative - Project 3W57 Presented by Cavalier Gallery
Through February 26, 2014 - New York

Project 3W57 presented by Cavalier Gallery is pleased to announce Farberesque: From Pensive to Provocative, a solo show by famed photographer Robert Farber covering over four decades of his extraordinary career. While best known for his work with the nude, the exhibition will feature newly released prints of his classic fashion images, selections from his Americana series, as well as, a group of his vintage SX70 Polaroids. Also Included will be images of his beloved New York City and a selection of images from a number of his books, including a preview of images from an upcoming new book release. The show will open with an artist reception on Thursday, January 30th from 6pm – 8pm with 10% of the evening's sales benefiting the National Meningitis Association (www.nmaus.org) with their mission to raise awareness about meningitis hosted by Mr. Farber, Ron Cavalier, gallery owner, with special guest hosts Lynn Bozof, NMA President and NMA Gala Chairs Sara Herbert Galloway & Barry Klarberg, Errol Rappaport and Gary Springer along with Fairweather Magazine's, Alexandra Fairweather and Eric Goodman.

The March - Arsenal Gallery
Through February 27, 2014 - New York

In commemoration of Black History Month, the Arsenal Gallery is pleased to present The March, an exhibition that includes work from 15 artists. Curated by NYC Parks' Ebony Society, this exhibition reflects on the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Social Skills Coaching for Teens - Elaine Lerner MSW CSW - Elaine Lerner's office
Through February 27, 2014 - Garden City

Elaine Lerner, MSW CSW provides support to adolescents and their families in her Social Skills Coaching for Teens workshops. She teaches teens tools, techniques and strategies to learn how to communicate better with classmates, peers and parents, make friends through social interactions, navigate middle school and high school, problem solve as well as preparation for a smooth transition to college and career. Her 7-Session program includes parent support as well as a family session where a complimentary 30-minute phone session is drafted to determine if your child is a candidate for this program. Call to register.

Celebrations of Love to Take Over Times Square All Month Long In February 2014 - Times Square
Through February 28, 2014 - New York

This Valentine’s Day, thousands of New Yorkers and visitors looking for romance in New York City need look no further than the Crossroads of the World. On the most romantic day of the year, celebrate love in Times Square where you can meet your perfect match, say “I Do” to your special someone and make your love last forever – all in a New York minute. Visitors and locals can find their celestial match at an interactive heart sculpture or pop the question on the giant screens, while couples can renew their vows at 6PM on Friday, February 14th at 46th Street and Broadway, Times Square. For those presently unattached, Times Square’s “Match-Maker” sculpture, on display February 7 to March 10 at 46th Street and Broadway, Times Square, will use zodiac signs to cosmically connect people this Valentine's Day. Visitors are asked to arrange themselves at twelve points around the heart-shaped sculpture in order to reveal each viewer's four most ideal astrological mates, allowing for potentially novel connections between lonely souls or settled lovers. Sculpture designer Young Projects, with fabricator Kammetal, was the winner of this year’s invited competition hosted by Times Square Arts and Van Alen Institute, and sponsored by Snuggle® fabric softener, who is fostering connections between people and making the world a softer place. For those who have already found their true love, there are a range of options. Couples can pop the question on the giant screens, get married at the Crossroads of the World in a once in a lifetime ceremony, or celebrate their love by renewing their vows on the Red Steps in the heart of Times Square. Sign up at TimesSquareNYC.org. These romantic activities kick off “Free Love in Times Square” – a month-long promotion running from February 1-28 in Times Square filled with steamy offers, special shows, and romantic deals designed to keep love hot during the cold winter months. Visit TimesSquareNYC.org and follow #LoveTimesSquare for further details.

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.

Saturday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through February 28, 2014 - 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.

The Modern Muse - Hammer Galleries
Through February 28, 2014 - New York

Featuring works by Calder, Chagall, Dufy, Leger, Matisse, Modigliani, Picasso, Renoir, Van Dongen, Warhol, Wesselmann, and many others.

Winter Farm Bingo - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through February 28, 2014 - Stamford

Pick up a copy of the new Winter Farm Bingo in the Bendel Mansion Museum Building and visit Heckscher Farm to see how the animals adapt to winter. Find five in a row to make BINGO and turn your sheet into our Front Desk for a prize. December 1-February 28, 2014.

Candy Craft Days - Sugarbeez Candy Store
Through February 28, 2014 - Huntington Station

Come be creative with candy. Build a chocolate house and decorate it for the holidays. Make a pretzel pizza or some pucker powder art. Special crafts every month. Sugarbeez supplies the candy and the space - you just need your imagination. Great for all ages. Check the website for open sessions or call to schedule your own private craft session.

See It Big! Musicals - Museum of the Moving Image
Through February 28, 2014 - Queens

Museum of the Moving Image's ongoing series devoted to presenting classic and contemporary films on the big screen in the beautiful Sumner M. Redstone Theater. The January-February season will brighten up the winter with a focus on musicals, including such titles as All That Jazz (dir. Bob Fosse, 1979), Pennies from Heaven (dir. Herbert Ross, 1981), A Star Is Born (dir. George Cukor, 1954), The Sound of Music (dir. Robert Wise, 1965), and more. See It Big! is programmed by Reverse Shot editors Michael Koresky and Jeff Reichert, Chief Curator David Schwartz, and Assistant Film Curator Aliza Ma.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through February 28, 2014 - 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 February from 12-4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

You Make the Call: Learn To Be An NFL Official - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through February 28, 2014 - Upper West Side

In celebration of Super Bowl XLVIII coming to MetLife Stadium and the New York and New Jersey area, the Children's Museum of Manhattan and the National Football League are offering children and their families an exclusive look into the world of NFL officials with this new interactive exhibit and program. Go "under the hood" and make the correct call in the You Make the Call booth--a stylized rendition of the sideline instant replay systems used by real NFL officials; discover how the uniforms worn by the officials have changed over time; and sneak a peek inside the NFL's control room in Manhattan where officiating personnel monitor all games. The exhibition will also help families understand how developing both executive function skills including planning, organizing, and focusing on task, and physical fitness lead to valuable leadership and social success.

The Mayor's Gallery presents 'Restoration' A pictorial journey of the African American experience by Robin J. Miller - Government Center
Through February 28, 2014 - Stamford

The artists goal is to take you on a pictorial journey of the African American experience. Color, texture and visual rhythms characterize his dunique style of mixed media collage.

Saturday Winter Workshops - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA)
Through February 28, 2014 - Peekskill

Every Saturday during February, join HVCCA's museum educator, Maureen McCourt, for educational workshops. Feb. 1: Make a Colorful Walking Stick; Feb. 8: Make a Make A Valentine's Day Collage; Feb. 15: Create a Personal Flag; Feb. 22: Make a Seed Bomb!

Art Gallery - Herb Block - Mineola Public Library
Through February 28, 2014 - Mineola

In conjunction with the Herb Block Foundation, the library will present an exhibit featuring the best of Herb Block's Presidential cartoons during the month of February.

Yoga Classes for Adults - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through February 28, 2014 - Scarsdale

Get in shape, tone up, and breathe...feel more balanced and stress free. Classes are held indoors until spring. Bring your own mat. Call for more information and multi-class discount. No pre-registration or pre-payment required. Mondays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 7pm; Fridays, Feb. 7, 14, 21, and 28 at 9am.

Celebrating Black History Through The Arts - Jamaica Performing Arts Center
Through February 28, 2014 - Jamaica

During the month of February, the Jamaica Performing Arts Center will excite the mind and soul for Black History Month, with a celebration of the African Diaspora via dance, theatre, and art.

The Mayor's Gallery presents 'Restoration' A pictorial journey of the African American experience by Robin J. Miller - Government Center
Through February 28, 2014 - Stamford

The artist's goal is to take you on a pictorial journey of the African American experience. Color, texture and visual rhythms characterize this unique style of mixed media collage. Although some of the works have quilt in the title, they are not made of fabric. They are paper story quilts. The artist wants the viewer to look at the art and see the elegance, strength, faith and inner beauty of a people who have been devalued throughout history, yet continued on with dignity and grace. January 7-February 28, 2014.

Mid Winter Break Mini Camp - Juguemos a Cantar
Through February 28, 2014 - Park slope

We provide Mini-Camps at Juguemos a Cantar for children ages 3-10, when they are not in school due to year-round holiday schedules.Children can be enrolled in one or more days. All children must be 3-10 years old and potty trained.

Tying the Knot - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
Through February 28, 2014 - Cold Spring Harbor

Practice tying fishing and boating knots at hands-on learning stations throughout the Hatchery. February 1- February 28, 2014.

Building Connections 2013 - Center for Architecture
Through March 01, 2014 - Greenwich Village

Building Connections is an annual exhibition of K-12 student design work completed during the Center for Architecture Foundation's Learning By Design:NY and Programs@theCenter programs. The exhibition highlights the students' hard work and talent, while also showcasing the Center for Architecture Foundation's design education methodology through a dynamic display of models and drawings.

President's Week Programs - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through March 01, 2014 - Flatbush

Prospect Park host some great classes for kids during President's day week (Feb. 17-21). Winter in the Wild (1-3pm) is a nature walk that examines how animals live and survive during winter; Great Backyard Birdcount (3pm) introduces children to the ways that naturalists track bird populations.

President's Week Activities - Lefferts Historic House
Through March 01, 2014 - Flatbush

The Lefferts Historic House offers several activities for children during President's Day week. Come in From the Cold (1-3pm) offers great indoor playtime the way it was experienced during the 18th and 19th centuries. Kids can play Nine Man Morris and other games/activities. The 2nd Floor Tour (1-3:30pm) is a half-hour glimpse at artifacts from 19th century family walk.

Lois Dodd - Recent Paintings - Alexandre Gallery
Through March 01, 2014 - New York

In her first exhibition since her 2012-13 traveling museum retrospective "Catching the Light," Lois Dodd (b. 1927) continues her exploration of familiar motifs from her everyday world of New York, Maine and the Delaware Water Gap with 26 oil paintings depicting subjects such as weathered New England out buildings, bright flowering plants, views from interior windows, and nocturnal moonlighted skies - all painted plein air.

Anne Arnold - Drawings - Alexandre Gallery
Through March 01, 2014 - New York

Eleven drawings by Dodd's contemporary Anne Arnold (b. 1925) serve as a follow-up to the gallery's 2012 survey of Arnold's sculptures in wood, ceramic, cast bronze and soft materials from the 1950s through 80s. Her graphite and ink drawings of animals are smart and humorous, and executed with assurance and whimsy.

My Favorite Teacher - Barnes and Noble Fresh Meadows
Through March 01, 2014 - Fresh Meadows

Middle & High School students can show their appreciation to their favorite teachers in this contest sponsored by one of the nation’s largest booksellers and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. Teachers from grades 1 through 12 are eligible for nomination. Awards include cash prizes for the teachers and schools, NOOKs and more. The contest is broken down into local and regional winners, from which the Barnes & Noble Teacher of the Year will be chosen. Middle and high school students can nominate their teacher by writing essays, poems or thank you letters that share how their teacher has influenced their life and why they appreciate and admire their teacher. Participating schools collect the essays and submit them to the Fresh Meadows Barnes & Noble store for consideration. Entries will be judged on the compelling nature of the teacher’s qualities, the sincerity of the student’s appreciation and the quality of expression and writing. The local winning teacher will be recognized at an event at the Fresh Meadows Barnes & Noble at 176-60 Union Turnpike , where they will receive a special award acknowledging their achievement and additional recognition and praise from their community. The student who wrote the winning essays or poems will receive a certificate of recognition and will be honored at the Fresh Meadows store during a ceremony for the winning teacher.

Thrush Holmes - All Lit Up On Wine - Mike Weiss Gallery
Through March 01, 2014 - New York

Splaying wood panels with exuberant spray paint and slapdash neon tubing, Holmes' unapologetic methods elevate the still life, the reclining nude figure, and even poetry from their traditional banality to culty, fetishistic status. With the gestural fluidity of Twombly and the poetic dexterity of Basquiat, his intuitive, swaggering practice reveals eccentric florals, brazen silhouettes, glowing prose, and monumental "TH" initials - an arresting display of drunken ego and flexing machismo, rife also with subtle romanticism and raw honesty.

Republika - BOSI Contemporary
Through March 01, 2014 - New York

BOSI Contemporary is pleased to announce Republika a solo exhibition by Serbia born performance artist Marta Jovanovic. The exhibition will feature selected works created in the past four years and presented for the first time in the U.S. The show will be honoring Jovanovic’s artist’s book “Performing the Self” written by Kathy Battista which will be launched in a special event and panel discussion at the gallery. In her performances, videos, photographs, and installations Jovanovic interrogates identity, beauty, and sexuality while revealing a personal history that embarks on her roots and memories. Appropriating the instantly recognizable characteristics of fashion mediums and art trends, the works expose the limitations of the traditional canon of beauty while drawing attention to the fluidity of gender. Curator and author Kathy Battista writes: “She is interested in the legacy of feminism, but she also has deep admiration for her male forebears. Are these contradictory stances? They should not be. For identity today is a shifting and transforming process, rather than a fixed state.” Taking upon herself various guises such as an enthusiastic Yugoslavian pioneer in “Piornika” or as an alter ego of the famous poet Gabriele D'Annunzio in “Sèlysette”, Jovanovi? takes risks in performing a complex existence. Jovanovi?’s works are an invitation to disregard conventional notions of aesthetics and embrace a democratic vision of representation, free from all constraints. Marta Jovanovic (b. 1978, Belgrade, Serbia) is alumna of Tulane University (BA, 2001), Scoula Lorenzo de Medici (Florence, 1999-2000), AIM Program of the Bronx the Bronx Museum (2013) and EMERGENYC (Hemispheric Art institute, NYU, 2013). Her works have been presented in solo and group exhibitions around the globe, in institutions such as G12HUB, Belgrade; Location One, New York; Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome; and Centre Culturel de Serbie, Paris, among many others. Jovanovi? is a winner of the Roma Capitale Award (2012) and participated at the Bronx Museum Biennial (2013) as well as the Venice Agendas at the 55th Venice Biennial. She lives and works in New York, Belgrade, and Rome. The book “Performing the Self,” published in affiliation with The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, CUNY, NY, will accompany the show and will be available for purchase at the gallery. The exhibition is sponsored in part by DUGGAL VISUAL SOLUTION, NYC.

Robert Yasuda: Make Haste Slowly - Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Through March 01, 2014 - New York

NY painter Robert Yasuda presents new work in this solo exhibition of paintings. Yasuda is known for his subtle paintings suffused with luminous color. Compelling and inviting contemplation, Yasuda's latest body of work embodies his decades-long investigation into the effects of light on surfaces and forms.

Images of an Infinite Film - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through March 02, 2014 - New York

Images of an Infinite Film brings together works that, through structural or material intervention, emulate processes of human memory or thought, function as scores for imagined films, or take form entirely in the mind of the viewer -- suggesting a link between the precarious nature of memory, the fragility of film, and the subjective experience of assigning meaning to things in the world. The exhibition takes as its point of departure avant-garde filmmaker Hollis Frampton's notion of an "infinite film," which theorizes an overarching history of all recorded images and likens the universe to an endless film archive.

Body & Soul: Contemporary International Ceramics - Museum of Arts & Design
Through March 02, 2014 - New York

In recent years, the human figure has returned to center stage in the work of artists around the world. Body & Soul: Contemporary International Ceramics underscores the power of the figure to convey strong emotions, and also to the accessibility of the ceramic medium. Through clay, the figure becomes the catalyst for addressing the emotional impact of contemporary pressures that confront our society today. Each work, inspired by a personal incident or symbolic tale, expresses a deep emotional identity, contrasting societal, political and personal views on themes such as anxiety, mortality, memory and hope. The exhibition will highlight approximately 25 international artists who came to clay as painters, draughtsmen or sculptors. Many are being shown for the first time in the United States. The range and quality of the works will make this exhibition significant, engaging and provocative, and bring this area of creativity into much-deserved focus.

Feathered Walls - Hangings from Ancient Peru - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through March 02, 2014 - New York

An installation comprising 10 impressive feather panels -- probably hangings -- made by the Wari peoples of southern Peru between about 700 and 1000. Made of finely woven cotton cloth and measuring roughly seven by two feet on average, the panels are covered completely with the small iridescent body feathers of the blue and yellow macaw in a bold design of large rectangles. They rank among the most luxurious and unusual works created by textile artists in Peru prior to the Spanish conquest in 1532.

2014 Winter Season - New York City Ballet
Through March 02, 2014 -

New York City Ballet will open its Winter 2014 performances on Tuesday, January 21 with an all-Balanchine program consisting of Concerto Barocco, Kammermusik No. 2, and Who Cares?, with the second night of winter devoted to the return of Balanchine's full-length Jewels, which will be performed for six performances.

Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa: The Venini Company, 1932-1947 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through March 02, 2014 - New York

The exhibition is devoted to the work in glass of the influential Italian architect Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978). Known primarily for his unique architectural designs, Scarpa's abilities can be traced to an earlier stage in his career. In 1932 Scarpa was hired by Paolo Venini, founder of Venini Glassworks, to be an artistic consultant to the company. Until 1947, he worked closely with Venini master glass blowers and Mr. Venini himself to create over two dozen styles, in the process pioneering techniques, silhouettes, and colors that thoroughly modernized the ancient tradition of glass blowing. The exhibition will present the results of this unique collaboration, featuring nearly 300 carefully selected works that highlight the significant contribution that Scarpa made to the art of Venetian glass.

25 Independent Video Games (Co-presented with IndieCade: International Festival of Independent Games) - Museum of the Moving Image
Through March 02, 2014 - Astoria

Museum of the Moving Image and IndieCade will present Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games, an exhibition of 25 playable, independently produced games that represent the breadth and depth of the "indie" video game scene. The games will include cutting-edge titles—most notably the award winners of 2013 IndieCade: International Festival of Independent Games, presented alongside a selection of independent games from the last decade that have had great impact on game design and culture. Indie Essentials will be on view in the Museum's third-floor changing exhibitions gallery. The 2013 IndieCade award-winning games will be announced at the festival on October 6; a complete list of games in Indie Essentials will be available on the Museum's website by the end of October. The designers and developers of the games presented in Indie Essentials are individuals or small teams working independently of large studios and publishers. They take daring creative risks to explore new forms and methods of play. Independent games are a fountain of innovation and experimentation, pushing the whole game industry forward as one of today's most dynamic and important cultural forms. Access to Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games is included with Museum admission (and free for Museum members). All games in the exhibition are free play. Towards the end of the exhibition's run, the second annual IndieCade East will take place at the Museum on February 14 through 16, 2014. This non-competitive East Coast edition offers a lively weekend of games, talks, panels, and workshops celebrating independent games and the people who make and play them. The popular Night Games segment of the festival, with its freewheeling interactive game play for hundreds, will also return. Ticket information and advance purchase options will be announced soon.

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park - Bryant Park Citi Pond
Through March 02, 2014 - MIdtown

Bring your own skates and go for a spin on the ice, grab a snack, and then do some shopping. The Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park is a true winter wonderland.

Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy - Museum of the City of New York
Through March 02, 2014 - New York

Presented to mark the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Rising Waters draws on work submitted by over a thousand photographers, both professional and amateur, who responded to an open call for images in the storm's wake. The juried exhibition features striking before-and-after images of the hurricane's impact on the New York region, including preparations, the storm's destructive effects, and the ongoing rebuilding efforts.

A BILLION BRICKS: LEGO T-Rex, Turtles & Trains! - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through March 02, 2014 - Stamford

Bill Probert & I LUG (LEGO Users Group) NY returns for a fifth season with a LEGO? landscape of epic proportions. "BILLions" of bricks recreate the subterranean world of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a prehistoric park with T-Rex and velociraptors. Subways, trains, roller coasters, and mine trams will chug, spin, whirl and speed across a multi-level imaginary world built completely of LEGO? bricks. Peek into the new underground portals as subway cars whiz by before your eyes. Custom-designed LEGO? houses will offer visitors a glimpse into the abstract and fantastic architectural potential of the LEGO? brick. December 14-March 2, 2014.

Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games - Museum of the Moving Image
Through March 02, 2014 - Queens

Presented with IndieCade: International Festival of Independent Games, this exhibition features more than two dozen games that represent the diversity and innovation of the "indie" video game scene. The games will include cutting-edge titles - most notably the award winners of 2013 IndieCade Festival - presented alongside a selection of independent games that have had great impact on game design and culture in the last decade.

2014 Student Exhibition-Elementary and Middle Schools - Parrish Art Museum
Through March 02, 2014 - Water Mill

Art by elementary and middle school aged children will be on display from February 1-March 2, 2014.

2014 Student Exhibition-Elementary and Middle Schools - Parrish Art Museum
Through March 02, 2014 - Water Mill

Nearly 300 works of art by students from dozens of elementary, middle and high schools from Brookhaven to East Hampton will be on display at the museum in this thrilling annual exhibition, an explosion of youthful exuberance, limitless imagination, and boundless creativity. February 1-March 2, 2014.

Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games - Museum of the Moving Image
Through March 02, 2014 - Astoria

Museum of the Moving Image and IndieCade will present Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games, an exhibition of 25 playable, independently produced games that represent the breadth and depth of the "indie" video game scene. The games will include cutting-edge titles?most notably the award winners of 2013 IndieCade: International Festival of Independent Games, presented alongside a selection of independent games from the last decade that have had great impact on game design and culture. Indie Essentials will be on view in the Museum's third-floor changing exhibitions gallery. The 2013 IndieCade award-winning games will be announced at the festival on October 6; a complete list of games in Indie Essentials will be available on the Museum's website by the end of October. The designers and developers of the games presented in Indie Essentials are individuals or small teams working independently of large studios and publishers. They take daring creative risks to explore new forms and methods of play. Independent games are a fountain of innovation and experimentation, pushing the whole game industry forward as one of today's most dynamic and important cultural forms. Access to Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games is included with Museum admission (and free for Museum members). All games in the exhibition are free play. Towards the end of the exhibition's run, the second annual IndieCade East will take place at the Museum on February 14 through 16, 2014. This non-competitive East Coast edition offers a lively weekend of games, talks, panels, and workshops celebrating independent games and the people who make and play them. The popular Night Games segment of the festival, with its freewheeling interactive game play for hundreds, will also return. Ticket information and advance purchase options will be announced soon.

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
Through March 02, 2014 - Hicksville

"Sirena, The Little Mermaid: It's A Whole New World!" is an original musical marionette puppet show with a surprise ending! After the show, the kids and parents get to rock out on the dance floor. The show runs through March 2.

Hassan Hajjaj: 'Kesh Angels - Taymour Grahne Gallery
Through March 02, 2014 - New York

A solo exhibition of work by the Moroccan-born, UK-based artist, Hassan Hajjaj. Marking the artist's first exhibition in New York, 'Kesh Angels presents a unique take on the vibrant street culture of Morocco and pays tribute to the biker culture of the young women of Marrakesh in a series of photographs, limited edition objects, an installation, and a video.

Mandala: Locus of Thought - Tibet House US Museum/Gallery
Through March 03, 2014 - New York

Tibet House US is pleased to announce Mandala: Locus of Thought, an exhibition exploring the Mandala's elemental form and union of seemingly irreconcilable binaries as a guide for parallel systems of reasoning. An ancient symbol of the universe, the mandala is a visual aid to the transformative process of meditation, depicting a synthesized physical and metaphysical ideal. This exhibition explores the duality of the mandala as a locus--both a locality and an abstract center of power--through the work of fifteen contemporary NYC-based artists. These artists employ familiar geometry and architectural elements to represent intangible concepts, reaching towards the absolute with a vocabulary of earthly equivalents.

Exhibit: Artist Kasmira Mohanty - Riverhead Town Hall Gallery
Through March 04, 2014 - Riverhead

The featured artisst, from Farmingville,will be exhibiting paintings created in classical and digital media. Although the majority of her work may be heavily affected by digitalization, Kasmira maintains a balance and enjoys working with traditional mediums as well. Some of her favorite mediums include ink, watercolor, acrylic, printmaking, photography, and spray paint. When the mood strikes or a project requires it, she scans hand-rendered elements into the computer and experiments with combining traditional and digital components. December 3, 2013-March 4, 2013.

The Haus of Mimosa's BINGO Spectacular with Anita and Gina Marie! - Studio Square
Through March 04, 2014 - Astoria

The Haus of Mimosa is thrilled to be bringing their weekly BINGO/Minute to Win it to Studio Square. You can see Anita and Gina Marie every Tuesday at 7:30pm in the Bulb Room! Games begin at 8pm and it's FREE to play! Join the fabulous, over the top, one-time JCPenny Model Anita M. Buffem (Travis Barr) & her 3rd best friend, the over-worked mother of two Gina Marie Rittale (Steven Incammicia) as these two “gals” from Astoria Queens coffee-talk their way through gut-busting and live sung musical numbers and fun games. Being compared to everything from "Absolutely Fabulous" and "Mama's Family" to "The Muppets" and SNL's "Coffee Talk" this character comedy duo is not to be missed. A large catalogue of music that highlights live vocals, pee your pants comedy along with fabulous drink specials made available to the fans of the Haus of Mimosa! $1.00 Monshine Cherries (100 proof!) $3.00 Moonshine shots (apple pie, blackberry, Lemon, & peach) $10.00 Pitchers of New Castle Werewolf $12.00 Werewolf & 3 shots of Kahlua Every Tuesday at 7:30pm (games start at 8:00pm) Free to play! For more information about The Haus of Mimosa visit www.TheHausofMimosa.com and be sure to subscribe to their new video series "The Real Hauswives of Queens" at www.youTube.com/SundayMorningMimosa

Iva Gueorguieva - Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe
Through March 08, 2014 - New York

An exhibition of recent works by Iva Gueorguieva. Comprised of interwoven layers of ripped and torn muslin, linen, potent pigments, and diluted washes of color, Iva Gueorguieva creates a palpable energy and sense of kinetic frenzy that reverberates through her turbulent paintings and skeleton-like sculptures.

Jed Devine - Bonni Benrubi
Through March 08, 2014 - New York

A solo exhibition of new work by Jed Devine which features images focused on the interior spaces of the artist's daily life and experience, represents a significant new development in the career of this important photographer.

Crazy, Snake, Mojo & More - African American Quilts - Luise Ross Gallery
Through March 08, 2014 - New York

From strip to snake to log cabin, these quilts can be categorized by vibrant color, and bold patterning, enlivened by asymmetry and improvisation. While individually unique, they are all reminiscent of their roots in the West African textile tradition.

Precision and Splendor: Clocks and Watches at The Frick Collection - Frick Collection
Through March 09, 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.

Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America - New-York Historical Society
Through March 09, 2014 - New York

Beauty's Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America examines the remarkable critical and popular resurgence of portraiture in the United States during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century. The exhibition -- presenting over sixty works of art as well as period photographs and graphic materials, all from the New-York Historical Society -- will investigate the strong cultural and social legacy of the American portrait tradition, with particular emphasis upon the New York sitters so well represented in New-York Historical's rich collection. With the amassing of great fortunes founded on industrial expansion, came the impetus to document the appearance of those who propelled and benefited from burgeoning wealth, thus echoing a cultural pattern reaching back to the colonial era.

Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey - Brooklyn Museum
Through March 09, 2014 - Prospect Heights

The artist's most comprehensive survey in the United States to date, Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey brings together more than fifty works from the mid-1990s to the present by this internationally-renowned Brooklyn-based artist. The exhibition features Mutu's signature large-scale collages alongside video works, never-before-seen sketchbook drawings, a site-specific wall piece, and immersive installations.

Jewels by JAR - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through March 09, 2014 - New York

This exhibition features more than 300 works by one of the most acclaimed jewelry designers of the last 35 years, Joel A. Rosenthal, who works in Paris under the name JAR. The exhibition will be the first retrospective of his work in America. Rosenthal was born in New York, educated at Harvard University, and moved to Paris immediately after his graduation in 1966. It was there that he began to experiment with jewelry making and quickly became well-known for his designs of vibrant colors and organic shapes. Very early, Rosenthal revealed his special sensitivity to color, whether in the hue of an exotic violet sapphire, the shimmer of topaz and ruby, or the simple clarity of a perfect diamond. He has focused on the pave technique and most often uses a dark metal alloy for the settings to highlight the gem color.

The Shadows Took Shape - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through March 09, 2014 - New York

The Shadows Took Shape is a dynamic interdisciplinary exhibition exploring contemporary art through the lens of Afrofuturist aesthetics. Coined in 1994 by writer Mark Dery in his essay "Black to the Future," the term "Afrofuturism" refers to a creative and intellectual genre that emerged as a strategy to explore science fiction, fantasy, magical realism and pan-Africanism. With roots in the avant-garde musical stylings of sonic innovator Sun Ra (born Herman Poole Blount, 1914-1993), Afrofuturism has been used by artists, writers and theorists as a way to prophesize the future, redefine the present and reconceptualize the past. The Shadows Took Shape will be one of the few major museum exhibitions to explore the ways in which this form of creative expression has been adopted internationally and highlight the range of work made over the past twenty-five years.

Radical Presence - Black Performance in Contemporary Art - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through March 09, 2014 - New York

Providing a critical history beginning with Fluxus and Conceptual art in the early 1960s through present-day practices, Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art chronicles the emergence and development of black performance art over three generations, presenting a rich and complex look at this important facet of contemporary art. The exhibition comprises more than 100 works by some 36 artists, including video and photo documentation of performances, performance scores and installations, interactive works, and artworks created as a result of performance actions.

Walker Evans American Photographs - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through March 09, 2014 - New York

This installation celebrates the 75th anniversary of the first one-person photography exhibition at MoMA, and the accompanying landmark publication that established the potential of the photographer's book as an indivisible work of art. Together and separately, through these projects Walker Evans created a collective portrait of the Eastern United States during a decade of profound transformation - one that coincided with the flood of everyday images, both still and moving, from an expanding mass culture and the construction of a Modernist history of photography.

Isa Genzken - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through March 10, 2014 - Midtown

Isa Genzken (German, b. 1948) is arguably one of the most important and influential female artists of the past 30 years. This exhibition, the first comprehensive retrospective of her diverse body of work in an American museum, and the largest to date, encompasses Genzken's work in all mediums over the past 40 years. Although a New York art audience might be familiar with Genzken's more recent assemblage sculptures, the breadth of her achievement -- which includes not only three-dimensional work but also paintings, photographs, collages, drawings, artist?s books, films, and public sculptures -- is still largely unknown in this country. Many of the nearly 200 works in the exhibition are on view in the United States for the first time. Genzken's work has been part of the artistic discourse since she began exhibiting in the mid-1970s, but over the last decade a new generation has been inspired by her radical inventiveness. The past 10 years have been particularly productive for Genzken, who, with a new language of found objects and collage, has created several bodies of work that have redefined assemblage for a new era. These groups of sculptures range from smaller, diorama-like works to room-filling installations.

Valentine's Day Heart Sculpture in Times Square - Times Square
Through March 10, 2014 - New York

Brooklyn-based design studio Young Projects and fabricator Kammetal, were selected by Times Square Arts and Van Alen Institute to design the 2014 Valentine Heart, Match-Maker. The Match-Maker cosmically connects people this Valentine's Day. Guided by their zodiac signs, visitors arrange themselves at twelve viewing points around the heart-shaped sculpture. Peering through colorful, interwoven periscopes provides glimpses of each viewer's four most ideal astrological mates, offering potentially novel connections. From many points of view it forms a perfect and iconic heart; from other perspectives the sculpture is tangled and perplexing. This is the sixth year that the Times Square Alliance has invited architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a romantic public art installation celebrating Valentine’s Day in Times Square.

Beverly Semmes - FRP - Susan Inglett Gallery
Through March 15, 2014 - New York

An exhibition of drawings and sculpture.

Julije Knifer - Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Through March 15, 2014 - New York

An exhibition of paintings and works on paper by former Yugoslavian artist Julije Knifer (1924-2004). The exhibition will be the first ever solo show of Knifer's work in the United States, and will include work from the early 1960s through the 2000s.

Gregory Gillespie: Supernatural Observation - Forum Gallery
Through March 15, 2014 - New York

An exhibition of paintings by Gregory Gillespie (1936-2000), which includes the surreal landscape and interior, Back Entrance, Williamsburg, Massachusetts, 1972, the first major painting completed after the artist's return from Italy, where Fulbright and Chester Dale grants had enabled him to work at the American Academy in Rome for eight years. This painting was a memorable highpoint of Gregory Gillespie's retrospective exhibition at the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC in 1977 (catalogue).

Rent-a-Bucket - Teatown Lake Reservation
Through March 15, 2014 - Ossining

Love maple syrup? Buy a bucket of your own. Teatown will tap a maple tree and hang a sap bucket with your name on it. After filling the bucket, the sap gets turned into syrup in Warren's Sugar House. The $45 fee includes two tickets to the Pancake Brunch on March 15 and an 8-ounce bottle of award-winning, Grade A, pure maple syrup. Call the Nature Center at 914-762-2912 x110 to purchase a bucket.

Twice Militant: Lorraine Hansberry's Letters to 'The Ladder' - Brooklyn Museum
Through March 16, 2014 - Brooklyn

In the late 1950s, the fight for gay rights was developing alongside the growing Civil Rights and feminist movements. An important voice in the Civil Rights struggle was author, essayist, and activist Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965), the award-winning playwright of A Raisin in the Sun. This exhibition explores a largely unknown but significant aspect of Hansberry's biography connecting her to the gay rights movement: the letters she wrote in 1957 to The Ladder, the first subscription-based lesbian publication in the United States. In these provocative letters, Hansberry drew on her own identity and life experiences to articulate the interconnected struggles of women, lesbians, and African Americans during the period. She pointed to her identification with the burgeoning feminist movement in a 1959 interview with Studs Terkel, saying that "the most oppressed group of any oppressed group will be its women," adding that those who are "twice oppressed" often become "twice militant." The exhibition includes approximately twenty-seven issues of The Ladder, beginning with the publication's launch in 1956 and documenting its early underground years, under the waning force of the Comstock Act. (Under these laws, enacted in 1873, it was illegal to send "obscene, lewd, and/or lascivious" materials in the U.S. mail. Free press rights around homosexuality were granted in 1958.) Also included are Hansberry's handwritten lists to herself on her birthdays, typewritten essays on "the homosexual question," a poem titled "Le Masque," and a notebook with a drawn self-portrait. There is also a listening station with Hansberry's interview with Studs Terkel.

Inside the Artists' Studios: Small-Scale Views - Bruce Museum
Through March 16, 2014 - Greenwich

This exhibition features scale model constructions of artists' studios created by four artists -- Joe Fig, Richard Haas, Lori Nix and Jimmy Sanders -- who also work in painting, printmaking, and photography. December 14-March 16, 2014.

Dear Diary: Update All - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through March 16, 2014 - Purchase

With the advent of social networking and mobile communications, the diary has evolved from private medium to a forum for public consideration and collaborative thought, where the personal becomes a platform for social interaction, reflection, and activism. A new exhibition at the Neuberger Museum of Art addresses private versus public space, how we connect and interact, as the personal and private are merged with the public. "Dear Diary: Update All," will be on view at the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College from January 4 through March 16, 2014. The exhibition of 20 international artists and 30 artworks explores how artists express their individual and collective identities, and the relationships among memory, document, and fiction. The mixed media exhibition presents work that uses online data, remembrance, handiwork, genetics, gaming, and Google to mark the discord, beauty, and banality that occur each day. According to Jacqueline Shilkoff, the Museum's Curator of New Media, Dear Diary will be "an exciting forum for ideas and interaction." Adding another dimension to the show, students from Purchase College, SUNY will be on site during Museum hours to engage in conversation with visitors about the exhibition as well as help them navigate the show and interact with the artwork. "The artists express an astounding range of poetic philosophical expressions," Shilkoff adds. Among the artworks in the exhibition is the installation "A Charge for Privacy" (2013), an electronic phone charging station created by Nick Briz, Paul X. Briz, and Ramon Branger. The work is intuitive, featuring the familiar routine of charging a phone battery and offering viewers to charge their phones. The artists, however, introduce a barrier: an agreement to the terms of use for this charging station. From this entry point, our digital history stored in our phones creates voluntary (and involuntary) representations of ourselves. Another piece, Editor Solitario (2011) by Colombian artist Oscar Munoz, focuses on the interrelation of images and memory, exploring the ephemeral and vulnerable nature of human life. It is a black-and-white projection onto a table depicting photographs: formal portraits and family snapshots, celebrity photos, painters' self-portraits, postmortem photos, and police sketches. An unseen subject extends an arm to place photographs on the table, removing some, exchanging others, pausing, covering, and quickly removing them. Munoz combines personal and cultural histories, merging found images of the living with found images of the dead in an ambiguous narrative of individual and national memory, loss, and hope. Other artists and collaborators in the exhibition include: Kannan Arunasalam, Chloe Bass, Nick Briz, Paul X. Briz, Ramon Branger, Victor Castro, Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen, Chris Collins, Eric Eberhardt, Zach Gage, Mark McKenna, Amanullah Mojadidi, Molleindustria, Oscar Munoz, Laura Splan, Aalam Wassef, YoHa with Matthew Fuller. Generous support for "Dear Diary: Update All" is provided by Marcy Kahn. Additional funding is provided by RBC Wealth Management, the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art and the Purchase College Foundation. The Neuberger Museum of Art will present various programs in conjunction with the exhibition.

The 2013/2014 Season of R&R: Shabbat @ The JCC – NOVEMBER 2nd – Sol Lewitt Day! - The JCC In Manhattan
Through March 22, 2014 - Upper West Side

An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a members of a community, R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and it's all free. Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in community, workshops, art, yoga, meditation, food, music, study sessions, film, crafts, spa experiences, and indoor and outdoor play. There are programs for both children and adults with guaranteed fun for the whole family.

Frank Thiel - Nowhere Is a Place - Sean Kelly Gallery
Through March 22, 2014 - New York

For the past two decades, Thiel has recorded the changing architectural landscape of post-reunification Berlin with densely textured, large-scale color photographs. Nowhere is a Place marks the international debut of Thiel's latest work, in which he has turned his camera on the massive glacial ice formations in Argentine Patagonia. The images that comprise the exhibition are a haunting meditation on the strength and majesty, as well as the fragility and endangerment, of the natural world.

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.

Art Spiegelman's Co-Mix: A Retrospective - The Jewish Museum
Through March 23, 2014 - New York

This first U.S. retrospective celebrates the career of one of the most influential living comic artists. The exhibition spans Spiegelman's career from his early days in underground "comix" to provocative New Yorker covers and artistic collaborations in new media. Included are over three hundred preparatory sketches, preliminary and final drawings, plus prints and other ephemeral and documentary material.

Exhibition: Oysters, Pearls of Long Island Sound - Bruce Museum
Through March 23, 2014 - Greenwich

Found in estuaries around the world, oysters are a favored delicacy for humans and play a valuable role in ecosystems and economies. These unassuming mollusks have sustained Native Americans, cleaned polluted harbors, provided critical habitat, and created waterside cultures. Explore the science and natural history of oysters, particularly the Long Island Sound's native Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica. November 2 - March 23, 2014.

Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Medieval Aquamanile - The Jewish Museum
Through March 23, 2014 - New York

This first Masterpieces and Curiosities installment centers around a rare Jewish aquamanile, a lion-shaped hand-washing pitcher made of bronze and created in Germany in the twelfth century, surrounded by five additional works to provide further context.

Cleve Gray's Threnody: Forty Years - A lamentation on the loss of life in the Vietnam era - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through March 23, 2014 - Purchase

Forty years ago American artist and abstract expressionist Cleve Gray was commissioned to create a site-specific painting for the inauguration of the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College in 1974. Threnody (1972-73), the 22-foot tall, 250-foot long artwork in 28 panels, turned out to be an extraordinary project - a lament for the dead on both sides of the Vietnam War. At the time, college students across the country were demonstrating against the conflict in Vietnam, a war they felt to be unjust and inhumane. Gray saw the significance of the Museum's location on a college campus. An active anti-war advocate himself, Gray saw this as an opportunity to support the students and express his hope for humanity's spiritual and emotional healing. As part of the Neuberger Museum's 40th anniversary celebration, Gray's monumental artwork will once again be on view, in "Cleve Gray's Threnody: Forty Years," organized by assistant curator, Avis Larson. Generous support for "Cleve Gray's Threnody: Forty Years" is provided by the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art and Purchase College Foundation. Threnody features 28 contiguous panels installed in the museum's Theater Gallery, effectively converting it into a cathedral with tall vertical forms engaged in a "dance of death and life." "Threnody considers opposites - male and female, love and hate, conflict and peace," notes Larson. She points out that Threnody continues to have an impact on viewers forty years after it was first exhibited. "In many ways we are facing similar issues relating to war and the loss of innocent lives, in addition to the many other situations we have to confront here in the United States, such as gun violence." A "threnody" is a classical song of mourning, a lamentation. In 1975, when explaining the piece, Gray wrote: "I felt that tragedy had been manifested more intensely during those years and in the preceding decade than at any other time in American history. Iniquity, futile death, and destruction surrounded us with little relief. This sense of tragedy in the sixties and seventies insisted itself upon me as the subject matter for the walls I had been asked to paint in the Neuberger Museum, for I felt that the heroic space encompassed by these walls required a heroic subject." Threnody marked a turning point in the artist's investigation of a radically simplified, vertical image, and the large-scale calligraphic gestures that became the hallmark of his mature paintings. To prepare, Gray created several hundred color studies and over 100 figure studies over a period of about 18 months. About his approach to large-scale logistics, Gray wrote that he "had a 20' x 20' easel constructed...it had a hoist so that it could be raised to the vertical position." In addition, he used very large brushes, sometimes janitors' push brooms, and plastic swimming pools in which to mix his paints. Rhythmically spaced motifs in the 28 panels suggest a diversity of imagery, and most vividly, perhaps, a procession of solemn dancers. "The depiction of tragedy often requires an element of hope, so I chose a positive red for the central figure of the 'apse' wall. Unexpectedly but inevitably this figure became the climactic point of the room. In the midst of death it had to offer the hope of life, just as blood is both the palpitating fluid of life and the fleeting evidence of death." Larson believes that the reinstallation of Threnody "impresses upon us the need for humanity's spiritual and emotional healing as we now face the devastation of current wars and the loss of life on both sides. Threnody offers our students and the general public a place conducive to contemplation and meditation." Threnody is part of the Neuberger Museum's permanent collection, and has been exhibited from time to time, most recently in 2007, and before then, shortly after 9/11. On view from January 12 through March 23.

Winter 2014 Flamenco and Spanish Dance Classes in Astoria - Sol Dance Center
Through March 24, 2014 - Astoria

American Bolero Dance Company (ABDC) Spanish Dance School is offering ongoing Winter 2014 classes in Flamenco and Spanish Dance for Children and Adults until March 24th. Classes are held on Mondays, Tuesdays , Thursdays and Saturdays in Queens at Sol Dance Center in Astoria. Gabriela Granados, Artistic Director and Founder of ABDC and its School, heads the dance faculty. Teachers train in Ms. Granados' dance method, a unique educational approach that follows a comprehensive age-based syllabus, combining elements of Flamenco, Ballet, Spanish Classical & Regional Folk and Character Dance. Castanets are taught as part of students' regular lessons. Performing opportunities are available to serious and dedicated students. Private and Semi-Private instruction can be arranged upon request. Please visit the American Bolero Dance Company website for a complete class schedule and pricing details.

Learn and Play - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
Through March 27, 2014 - Yaphank

Interactive educational workshops for children ages 15 months - 4 years old and their parent or caregiver. Each session is designed with hands-on activities, stories, songs, crafts, and a wagon ride to visit the animals. Call for information. January 6 - March 27th.

REMNANTS OF THE ORIGINAL ERIE CANAL: Tintypes by N.W. Gibbons - Westport Library
Through March 27, 2014 - Westport

The exhibit chronicles the remains of the once great Erie Canal, completed in 1825, which ran from Lake Erie to the Hudson River, and originally included 83 locks to accommodate the increasing barge traffic between the two points. Through March 27.

Dual Annual Holiday Exhibit: "Hats Off To The Holidays" and "Toys Our Parents Played With" - Yorktown Museum
Through March 29, 2014 - Yorktown Heights

An exciting dual holiday exhibit ("Hats Off to the Holidays" and "Toys Our Parents Played With") featuring vintage toys, and hats used as the settings for miniature scenes. Many of the toys may be from your own childhood, so be sure to point them out to the younger generation and reminisce over the fun you had playing with them. Note how most of the toys on display do not have batteries and many are home made. Kids didn't need "store bought" toys or technology to have fun. The Hat scenes were created by the nationally known miniature artist, Carole Pruzan, and husband Neal. Explore the museum's five permanent exhibit rooms, gift shop, and research library Hours are Sat. 1-4pm & Tue and Thur. 11- 4 pm and by appointment. Visit yorktownmuseum.org for more information. On display Dec, 7, 2013 through March 29, 2014.

Migration Narratives - Pelham Art Center
Through March 29, 2014 - Pelham

The Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a group exhibition of kinetic sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, and video narratives by six contemporary artists. Migration Narratives will be on view from Jan. 31-Mar. 29, 2014 with an opening reception and all age hands-on workshop on Friday, January 31 from 6:30-8pm. Admission is free and open to the public. This multi-media exhibition relates stories of individual transitions from one state of being to another. Lisa A. Banner is an independent curator and art historian who is a Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Migration Narratives are the stories of individual transitions from one state of being to another. They are stories, or narratives, that mark and divine changes in life that take place along that trajectory from one place, physical and spiritual, to another. Historical Migration Narratives are the histories of freed slaves who moved north, away from what was known and binding - slavery, captivity, oppression - to something that was completely unknown and new - self-determination, discovery, and experimentation with life. When applied to contemporary life, this concept of a migration narrative reveals the personal histories of families and individuals, as they move through and across time, to new places. Immigration, a movement into a new place, like Migration, the movement of creatures from one habitat to another, is not determined by physical or political statements or borders, but by the inner need and determination to move, and change one's situation, be it internal or external, determined by self, or by nature. Artists who are new immigrants, first generation Americans, or reflective immigrants to a new way of life are expressive storytellers of such personal narratives. Their stories have a broad appeal. Monika Bravo, Erika Harrsch, Timothy Hawkesworth, Maria Noel, Eliana Perez, and Christopher Smith reflect differing ways of seeing these migrations of people through time, and through states of being. Their work is expressed in kinetic sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, and video narratives. About the Curator Lisa A. Banner is an independent curator and art historian who is a Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She has published several artist interviews with Site95 Journal, in addition to extensive publications on Spanish Baroque art in Master Drawings, and a recent catalog of Spanish Drawings in the Princeton University Art Museum (Yale University Press, 2013). As an independent curator she has worked on shows for The Frick Collection, the Museo del Prado, and other venues. Banner has also been a Research Fellow at the National Gallery of Canada, and Samuel H. Kress Curatorial Fellow at The Hispanic Society of America. Recently, she curated several contemporary art exhibitions, including "Light Matter," and "Vital Signs: The Enigma of Identity" at the Pelham Art Center, as well as a series of installations in the Great Hall at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and a forthcoming exhibition in the Schafler Gallery at Pratt Institute. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY 10803. 914-738-2525. info@pelhamartcenter.org. Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 10-5pm; Saturdays, 10-4pm. Directions: Located five blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12, and two blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop. These events and programs are made possible, in part, by the ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from: New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency; Westchester Jewish Community Services; Nurses Network of America; Town of Pelham; Strypemonde Foundation; New York Multi-Arts Centers Consortium; New Rochelle Campership Fund; Bistro Rollin; Robin's Art+Giving; Nycon; Junior League of Pelham, Amani Charter School; Prospect Hill Lunchtime Enrichment; Yellowbook; Members; and Annual Fund Donors.

New Exhibition: Migration Narratives - Pelham Art Center
Through March 29, 2014 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a group exhibition of kinetic sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, and video narratives by seven contemporary artists. Migration Narratives will be on view from January 31 – March 29, 2014 with an opening reception and all age hands-on workshop on Friday, January 31 from 6:30-8:00pm. Admission is free and open to the public. This multi-media exhibition relates stories of individual transitions from one state of being to another. Independent Curator, Lisa A. Banner is an art historian and Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Additional FREE public programming will include a Curator Talk on Thursday, February 27, 6pm. Migration Narratives are the stories of individual transitions from one state of being to another. They are stories, or narratives, that mark and divine changes in life that take place along that trajectory from one place, physical and spiritual, to another. Historical Migration Narratives are the histories of freed slaves who moved north, away from what was known and binding---slavery, captivity, oppression----to something that was completely unknown and new---self-determination, discovery, and experimentation with life----and both types of narratives are deeply human. When applied to contemporary life, this concept of a migration narrative reveals the personal histories of families, and individuals, as they move through time and across time, to new places. Immigration, a movement into a new place, like Migration, the movement of creatures from one habitat to another, is not determined by physical or political statements or borders, but by the inner need and determination to move, and change one's situation, be it internal or external, determined by self, or by nature. Artists who are new immigrants, first generation Americans, or reflective immigrants to a new way of life are expressive storytellers of such personal narrative. Their stories have a broad appeal. Monika Bravo, Erika Harrsch, Timothy Hawkesworth, Doug Jeck, María Noël, Eliana Pérez, and Christopher Smith reflect differing ways of seeing these migrations of people through time, and through states of being. Their work is expressed in kinetic sculpture, installation, drawing, painting, and video narratives. Related Programming: Opening Reception and All-Age Art Workshop - Friday, January 31, 2014, 6:30-8:00pm. FREE. The opening reception for Migration Narratives is free and open to the public. Families are welcome. During the opening, visitors of all ages may participate in a free hands-on art workshop led by local artist Zafiro Acevedo. Curator Talk. - Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6pm. FREE. Combining the ideas of migration and immigration, movement from one state of being or physical place into another, Migration Narratives reveals stories of personal transition that involve crossing boundaries, political, imagined, and real. Curator Lisa Banner will discuss how artists examine these migrations through painting and drawing, video installations, kinetic sculpture and photographs. About the Curator - Lisa A. Banner is an independent curator and art historian who is a Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She has published several artist interviews with Site95 Journal, in addition to extensive publications on Spanish baroque art in Master Drawings, and a recent catalogue of Spanish Drawings in the Princeton University Art Museum (Yale University Press, 2013). As an independent curator she has worked on shows for The Frick Collection, the Museo del Prado, and other venues. Banner has also been a Research Fellow at the National Gallery of Canada, and Samuel H. Kress Curatorial Fellow at The Hispanic Society of America. Recently, she curated several contemporary art exhibitions, including "Light Matter,” and “Vital Signs: The Enigma of Identity” at the Pelham Art Center, as well as a series of installations in the Great Hall at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and a forthcoming exhibition in the Schafler Gallery at Pratt Institute. Directions: Located 5 blocks from the Hutchinson Parkway exit 12 and 2 blocks from the Metro North Pelham stop. These events and programs are made possible, in part, by the ArtsWestchester with funds from Westchester County Government. Pelham Art Center also receives funding from: New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency; Westchester Jewish Community Services; Nurses Network of America; Town of Pelham; Strypemonde Foundation; New York Multi-Arts Centers Consortium; New Rochelle Campership Fund; Bistro Rollin; Robin’s Art+Giving; Nycon; Junior League of Pelham, Amani Charter School; Prospect Hill Lunchtime Enrichment; Yellowbook; Members; and Annual Fund Donors.

An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle - Grey Art Gallery at NYU
Through March 29, 2014 - New York

"An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle" is the first exhibition to focus on the work of this genre-bending group of West Coast artists. Jess (1923–2004), who produced fantastical paintings, collages, and assemblages, and Robert Duncan (1919–1988), who wrote poetry in eclectic, myth-laden verse, were one of the most fascinating artistic couples of the 20th century. After they met in San Francisco in 1950, their work became increasingly intertwined, their dense, allusive creations permeating one another. "An Opening of the Field" includes approximately 180 paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, films, and ephemera—many of which have never been shown in public. The show features numerous works by the visual artists and poets in their circle, such as Wallace Berman, George Herms, and R. B. Kitaj, revealing the complex and fertile interplay between poetry and art in San Francisco during the 1950s. It was organized by independent curators Michael Duncan and Christopher Wagstaff for Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum.

Ramsey Farmers Market - Ramsey Farmers Market
Through March 30, 2014 - 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 March.

Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through March 30, 2014 - New York

A focused presentation on the devotional paintings of Piero della Francesca, addressing Piero's work for private devotion for the first time. The four works on view have never before been brought together; the exhibition, therefore, promises to make an important contribution to the study of this major figure of the Renaissance.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic - Tribeca Parenting
Through March 31, 2014 - Park Slope

These clinics are helpful for moms who need a little reassurance or encouragement with breastfeeding. While many simple issues can be resolved in these helpful group sessions, please be aware that certain more complex breastfeeding issues may require more individualized attention which can be provided in a home visit.

Peter Schumann: Black and White - Queens Museum of Art
Through March 31, 2014 - Queens

The first solo museum exhibition of Bread and Puppet Theatre founder and director Peter Schumann.

Exhibition: TeaTime - An Exploration of Tea, its Objects, and its Relevance to our Culture - Clay Art Center
Through April 01, 2014 - Port Chester

Clay Art Center is pleased to present TeaTime, a national invitational exhibition, featuring functional and sculptural teapots by invited artists, and an exploration of tea and its relevance in a global culture. The exhibit, curated by Caitlin Applegate and Leigh Taylor Mickelson, will highlight the teapot and its ceremonies which are found worldwide, and will run from Feb.1 through Apr. 1, with an opening reception on Sat., Feb. 1, from 5-7pm. Admission is free. In addition, CAC will be hosting several programs to enrich the exhibition, including workshops, historical lectures, a panel discussion and several educational programs. The Shop at CAC will feature handmade works by CAC and invited guest artists. Featuring 70 contemporary ceramic artists, TeaTime will highlight the teapot and tea-set, whose forms and related ceremonies have inspired artists for centuries, and continue to be a valid form of expression in studios of contemporary artists today. Artists will explore tea traditions and redefine what tea is in our contemporary culture. What will bring the exhibition together is Tea - its rich history, its place in our lives, and its influence in contemporary ceramics. In conjunction with TeaTime, Clay Art Center will explore clay and its relationship to tea with its global pervasiveness, in a series of events and educational programs occurring throughout the duration of exhibition. Semester-long adult and children's classes and two shorter workishops will also be presented in conjunction with this exhibition. Clay Art Center is a not-for-profit ceramic art organization offering exhibitions, clay classes for adults and children, studio spaces for clay artists, and outreach programs in the community. It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. Gallery and SHOP hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am-4pm or by appointment. For more information, please contact Caitlin Applegate at caitlin@clayartcenter.org or 914-937-2047.

Ice Skating - Prospect Park LeFrak Center at Lakeside
Through April 01, 2014 - Flatbush

Prospect Park has been missing its ice skating facility for the past four seasons, but skating has returned with the opening of Lakeside. This state-of-the-art skating center features two rinks (one that can be used for rollerskating in warmer months, and a full-fledges recreational facility.

'Tornado Alley' - Maritime Aquarium
Through April 03, 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. Through April 3, 2014.

Great White Shark - Maritime Aquarium - IMAX
Through April 03, 2014 - Norwalk

No other modern animal may command both fear and fascination as much as the great white shark ? but The Maritime Aquarium's new IMAX?film suggests, instead, that these predators mainly need help and respect. This film unravels the mystery of the creature by telling the true story of its role atop the oceanic food chain. "Our mission is to change people's attitudes toward the great white," said Steve McNicholas, co-director of the film. "It's not the menacing, evil predator it's made out to be. It's simply performing its crucial role at the top of the ocean's food chain. Great whites are not monsters any more than the polar bears or lions that we revere." The 40-minute film takes viewers around the world to great-white hotspots and examines the animals through the eyes of several people whose lives and work have become inextricably linked to the great white, including shark expert Michael Rutzen, who openly scuba dives among them. October 11-April 3, 2014.

Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through April 06, 2014 - New York

The exhibition will present seventy works by thirty-five contemporary artists active in China and abroad during the past three decades. Organized into four thematic groupings -- the written word, new landscapes, abstraction, and beyond the brush -- the exhibition seeks to demonstrate that China's ancient cultural pattern of seeking renewal through the reinterpretation of past models remains a viable creative path. Much more than a continuation of earlier art forms, this process embraces radical abstractions, subversions, or reinterpretations of traditional idioms as viable ways to define artistic identity that are quintessentially Chinese. Although the artists considered have all transformed their sources through new modes of expression, one may recognize thematic, aesthetic, or technical attributes in their creations that have meaningful links to China's artistic past.

Instructive, Entertaining and Moral: Toys & Childhood in 19th-Century America - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
Through April 06, 2014 - New York

This two-part rotating exhibit showcases not only popular toys of the 19th century, but it also explores what those toys can tell us about child development and play in America in the 1800s. Emergent notions of child development in early nineteenth-century America emphasized that a properly nurtured child could be molded into a virtuous and noble citizen. Parents could use toys and play as one way to foster the education and moral character of their children. Objects on display in Part I include classic wooden toys, early board games, china head dolls, and educational toys. This first installation closes January 27. Part II, opening February 5, will feature vintage dolls, building toys, games of skill, and 19th-century technological toys.

Flight of the Butterflies in 3D - NY Hall of Science
Through April 11, 2014 - Corona

Join millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway. Weighing less than a penny, the monarch butterfly makes one of the longest migrations on Earth. Follow the monarchs' perilous journey to the remote mountain peaks of Mexico in this 3D film. For the first time ever, witness the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, inside a chrysalis, thanks to advanced MRI and micro CT scans. The award-winning production team, including Oscar-winner Peter Parks, followed the year-long migration cycle of the monarch butterflies, from Canada, through the United States to remote 10,000-foot-high peaks in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. The film has won numerous awards including the 2013 Grand Teton Award in the category of Best Immersive 3D/Large Format at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and awards at the 2013 Giant Screen Industry Awards, including Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Film for Lifelong Learning, and Best Educational Program.

Re-View: Onnasch Collection - Hauser & Wirth
Through April 12, 2014 - New York

An extraordinary selection of works from the collection of Reinhard Onnasch. The exhibition focuses on the period between 1950 and 1970, decades when New York's cultural influence was unrivaled and some of the most important artistic movements of the 20th century were born. On view will be iconic examples of Pop Art, Fluxus, Color Field, Assemblage, Minimalism, and Abstract Expressionism.

The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through April 13, 2014 - New York

At the turn of the twentieth century, artistic representations of American Indians, cowboys and cavalry, pioneers and prospectors, and animals of the plains and the mountains served as visual metaphors for the Old West and, as such, were collected eagerly by an urban-based clientele. Through some sixty-five bronze sculptures by twenty-eight artists, this exhibition will explore the aesthetic and cultural impulses behind the creation of statuettes with American western themes so popular with audiences then and now. In addition to representative sculptures by such archetypal artists as Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, the exhibition will explore the work of sculptors who infrequently pursued western subjects -- such as James Earle Fraser and Paul Manship -- yet profoundly informed widespread appreciation of the American bronze statuette. The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925 will offer a fresh and balanced look at the multifaceted roles played by these sculptors in creating three-dimensional interpretations of western life, whether those interpretations are based on historical fact, mythologized fiction, or, most often, something in between.

Cinderella - Puppetworks
Through April 13, 2014 - Park Slope

Puppetworks does a marionette interpretation of the Godmother of all fairy tales.

Paulo Bruscky - Art Is Our Last Hope - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through April 13, 2014 - Bronx

Born in Recife, Brazil, Paulo Bruscky is internationally regarded as a pioneer of mail-art, the international movement that flourished throughout South America in the 1970s particularly in countries under military rule. In 1982, Bruscky lived in New York as a Guggenheim fellow, a period in which he experimented with Xerox and video. To this day still a resident of Recife, Bruscky's work is the result of a continuous engagement with that city and its culture, filtered and documented in the artist's books, photographs, and other media.

A Floating Population: Chinatown Photographs by Annie Ling - Museum of Chinese in America
Through April 13, 2014 - Lower Manhattan

In A Floating Population, photographer Annie Ling uses her camera as an entry point to establish a deep connection with the people and spaces of Chinatown. Ling, who photographs for The New York Times, rejects the stereotypes and surface impressions that characterize so many images of the neighborhood. She spends time with those she photographs - immigrants and the elderly - both alone and with their families, photographing them with intimacy and complexity. MOCA will present three bodies of her work: "81 Bowery," "Shut-Ins," and "Tenements."

Museum as Hub: Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module - New Museum
Through April 13, 2014 - New York

Tranzit, an international organization, transforms the Fifth Floor gallery of the New Museum into the simulated interior of a spaceship. The vessel will visually recall the iconic Czech science-fiction film Ikarie XB-1 (1963), which melded postwar utopianism with Soviet utilitarianism. On view in and around the spacecraft will be fifty-plus artworks, mainly video, but also sculpture, print, and installation, by artists hailing from cities around Eastern Europe. The exhibition offers an allegory of "anthropological science fiction," whereby the exhibition space becomes an estranged and exciting universe that dramatizes the cross-cultural translation involved in the presentation of art. Much like the Museum as Hub (the New Museum's international partnership), Tranzit organizations collaborate to produce art historical research, exhibitions, and new commissions.

In The Dark: Animal Survival Strategies - Bruce Museum
Through April 13, 2014 - Greenwich

In this immersive, entertaining, and family-friendly exhibition, people of all ages will discover how animals, including humans, adapt to living in the dark. The show features natural dioramas of caves, deep soil, nighttime forest and desert, along with mechanical, electronic and digital interactives. This exhibition is organized by the Cincinnati Museum Center. January 25-April 13, 2014.

Playtime at the Zoo - Bergen County Zoo
Through April 14, 2014 - Paramus

Toddlers with a parent or caregiver are invited to play with age-appropriate toys and meet an "animal of the week" before heading out into the zoo. No registration is required however adults must stay with children during the program. Mondays through April 14.

SKY HIGH & the logic of luxury - Skyscraper Museum
Through April 19, 2014 - New York City

SKY HIGH examines the recent proliferation of super-slim, ultra-luxury residential towers on the rise in Manhattan. These pencil-thin buildings-all 50 to 90+ stories-constitute a new type of skyscraper in a city where tall, slender structures have a long history. Sophisticated engineering and advances in material strengths have made these spindles possible, but it is the excited market for premium Manhattan real estate that is driving both heights and prices skyward, Reported sales seem almost inconceivable: some penthouses in the buildings featured here are in contract for $47 million to $95 million.

Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger - Museum of Arts & Design
Through April 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.

Touch A Jellyfish - Maritime Aquarium
Through April 20, 2014 - Norwalk

The Maritime Aquarium is turning conventional beach wisdom upside down, by inviting its visitors to do something they've been told not to do all their lives: touch a jellyfish. This special exhibit will let visitors safely touch live moon jellyfish, one of the most common species in Long Island Sound. Open weekends, holidays and school vacation weeks January 18–April 20.

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.

Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 21, 2014 - New York

During a career spanning half a century, Ileana Sonnabend (1914-2007) helped shape the course of postwar art in Europe and North America. Both a gallerist and a noted collector, Sonnabend was instrumental in introducing American Pop art and Minimalism to Europe, and Italian Arte Povera to the United States. Sonnabend also sought out and supported some of the most noncommercial and challenging Conceptual, new-media, and performance-based art of the 1970s. Among the many important works that Sonnabend owned is Robert Rauschenberg's Combine painting Canyon (1959), which the Sonnabend family generously donated to The Museum of Modern Art in 2012. In celebration of this extraordinary gift, Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New explores Sonnabend's legendary eye through selected works that she presented in her eponymous galleries in Paris and New York. The exhibition includes works by approximately 30 artists, including Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Robert Morris, Mario Merz, Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, and Jeff Koons. Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New reveals the astounding scope of Sonnabend's taste and salutes her commitment to introducing groundbreaking art to the public.

Hava Nagila: A Song for the People - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through April 22, 2014 - 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.

Kandinsky in Paris, 1934-1944 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through April 23, 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.

Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art - American Folk Art Museum
Through April 23, 2014 - New York

This exhibition explores the polemical yet fascinating ways in which fashion engages with art. Conceived as an encounter between two worlds of creative endeavor, "Folk Couture" features the work of 13 established and emerging designers who will create an original ensemble based on a selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, quilts, and furniture chosen from the museum's outstanding collection. The designers have selected approximately 30 artworks, drawn from every time period and in every medium considered by the museum, not only for their potential fashionability and capacity to inspire new styles of clothing but also for their background stories that inject powerful notes of intimacy and authenticity. The original couture and the works of art from the museum's collection will be exhibited together in juxtapositions that promise to be both stunning and provocative.

Nyack Winter Farmer's Market-Season Opening - Nyack Center
Through April 24, 2014 - Nyack

Nyack's famous farm market moves indoors for the winter. Shop for gourmet baked good, coffee, locally-made wine and cheese, and more. Each week, visitors can check out Mr. Amazing's Fun & Fit CircusCize Workout presented by Carlo Pellegrini, co-founder of Nyack's Amazing Grace Circus. Check online for weekly musical entertainment and special events. Thursdays through April.

'Thingamabob' Exhibit - Maritime Garage Gallery
Through April 25, 2014 - Norwalk

Machines, gadgets and all things technology inspire the artwork at a new exhibit at the Maritime Garage Gallery.“Thingamabob” features art that is in the eye of the mechanically inclined in a group show of artists, including John Jackson of Jefferson, New York, Tom Hlas of Norfolk, CT, Lewis Schaffer from Ridgefield, Deborah Rauh from Westport, Sara Roche from Weston, and others. The Maritime Garage Gallery is part of the Norwalk Parking Authority’s “Art in Parking Places” initiative, an effort to support art in public spaces making Norwalk a more vibrant destination. January 29-April 25, 2014.

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.

Lights, Camera, Astoria - Museum of the Moving Image
Through April 27, 2014 - Astoria

This exhibition traces the fascinating history of the Astoria Studio complex, which has been at the heart of filmmaking in New York City since 1920. The studio site was the east-coast home of Paramount Pictures in the silent and early talking-picture eras, a center for independent filmmaking in the 1930s, and the U.S. Army Pictorial Center from World War II into the Cold War era. After falling into disrepair in the early 1970s, the site has become a thriving cultural hub that includes Kaufman Astoria Studios and Museum of the Moving Image. Using film stills, behind-the-scenes photographs, oral histories, film clips, and posters, the exhibition explores the rich legacy and renaissance of the studio complex. With material from silent-era films featuring Rudolph Valentino, early talking films starring the Marx Brothers, World War II training and propaganda films, such modern classics as The Age of Innocence, and television shows like Sesame Street, The Cosby Show, and Nurse Jackie, the exhibition reveals the significant role that the Astoria studio continues to play in energizing its surrounding community and making moving image history.

David Jacobs: Sight and Sound - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through April 27, 2014 - Hempstead

This singular exhibition by Karen T. Albert, associate director of exhibitions and collections, Hofstra University Museum highlights selected works from the prolific career of the contemporary artist David Jacobs. Multiple aspects of his artistic directions and sensibilities are conveyed through the sculptures on view which date from 1959 to 1987. Featured is his 'Sound Columns Environment,' part of his famous 'Wah Wah' series, works that exemplify his use of non-traditional materials to create a dynamic aesthetic. These large-scale sculptures use principals of physics and engineering to create sound using air. The artist seeks for the viewer to actively participate with his works by immersing themselves in the sensory experiences he creates. The exhibition runs through April 2014.

The Little Prince: A New York Story - Morgan Library & Museum
Through April 27, 2014 - New York

Readers throughout the world have embraced The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery's tale of an interstellar traveler who comes to Earth in search of friendship and understanding. Saint-Exupery wrote and illustrated the story in New York during World War II and it was first published here, in English and French. This exhibition of the original manuscript and watercolor drawings - the most comprehensive ever mounted - explores the American origins of a story that reminds us that what matters most can only be seen with the heart.

Antonio Canova: The Seven Last Works - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through April 27, 2014 - New York

Antonio Canova (1757-1822), the greatest of all Neoclassical sculptors, remains famous above all for the elegant nude mythological subjects that he carved exquisitely in marble. He also worked in a deeply serious, deceptively simple style. This less familiar Canova is revealed in an extraordinary series of full-scale plaster models illustrating episodes from the Old and New Testaments. Such models, used to review his compositions before they were transferred into stone, were a distinctive feature of his sculptural practice. These Biblical scenes were made in connection with a project for thirty-two low reliefs that were to adorn the Tempio Canoviano, the church he built for his home town Possagno, which later became the artist's mausoleum. He completed only seven models before his death.

The Emancipation Proclamation - Brooklyn Historical Society
Through April 30, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

View Brooklyn Historical Society's rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1863, and examine its dramatic and polemic impact on Americans at the height of the Civil War. The exhibit suggests ways that the document's social and political meaning has evolved in the 150 years since it was signed, and invites visitors to reflect on its legacy in the twenty-first century.

Landmarks of New York - Brooklyn Historical Society
Through April 30, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Since 1965, when the New York City Landmarks law was instituted, more than 30,000 structures and environments have been protected from destruction through landmark designation. Explore the history of New York through the lens of its landmark buildings in this exhibit of photographs, The show documents architectural structures of all types that reflect the city's history, from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries.

Animal Encounters - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through April 30, 2014 - Flatbush

Learn about the animals at the Audubon Center with a park ranger.

The Greenwich Art Society presents 'The Art of Lina Morielli' - Greenwich Hospital - Garden Cafe
Through April 30, 2014 - Greenwich

This exhibition is comprised of paintings and mixed media from the artist's personal collection. February 1 – April 30 at the Garden Café at Greenwich Hospital. Lina Morielli was born in Montreal, grew up in Darien, CT and is a graduate of Parsons School of Design. As an artist/arts activist she has been in involved in many aspects of the local art scene in the Stamford area for over twenty years. She was president of Stamford's Loft Artists Association and received three City Arts Partnership Program grants to produce their Annual Open Studios and Performance Series. February 1-April 30,2014.

Tales of Wonder: Indian Art from the Asia Society Museum Collection - Asia Society and Museum
Through May 04, 2014 - New York

Fantastic legends surround the plethora of deities that populate the religions of India. The sources for these images range from religious scriptures to great Indian epics. Dynamic sculptures and paintings refer to these tales of awesome beings who can morph in form, character, and size. This exhibition, organized to coincide with Nalini Malani: Transgressions, features select works from Asia Society's renowned permanent collection.

Capa in Color - International Center of Photography
Through May 04, 2014 - New York

Organized by ICP Curator Cynthia Young, this exhibition shows Robert Capa's color work for the first time. Beginning in 1941, he worked with color film and used it regularly until his death in 1954. Some of this work was published in the magazines of the day, but the majority of these images have never been printed, seen or otherwise even studied. Posthumous exhibitions and publications have ignored his color photography and this aspect of his career has virtually been forgotten. The exhibition and accompanying publication presents nearly 100 contemporary color prints by the famous photojournalist.

What Is a Photograph? - International Center of Photography
Through May 04, 2014 - New York

Organized by ICP Curator Carol Squiers, What Is a Photograph? explores the intense creative experimentation in photography that has occurred since the 1970s. After Conceptual art introduced photography into contemporary art making, using the medium in ways that challenged and upended its artistic, intellectual, and technical concepts and aesthetics and broadened the notion of what a photograph could be in art, a new generation of artists began an equally rigorous but more aesthetically adventurous analysis, which began to probe the structuring properties of photography itself. What Is a Photograph? brings together these artists, who reconsidered and reinvented the role of light, color, composition, materiality, and the subject in the art of photography.

Art in the Garden at QBG: 'Get The Picture?' - Queens Botanical Garden
Through May 04, 2014 - Flushing

Artist Alan Richards's colorful satirical composite images, or photomanipulations, feature elements juxtaposed to create pieces that portray humor and whimsy. An opening reception will take place on Sunday, February 16, from 1 to 4pm.

Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 04, 2014 - New York

Widely acknowledged as one of the most talented photographers of the nineteenth century, Charles Marville (French, 1813-1879) was commissioned by the city of Paris to document both the picturesque, medieval streets of old Paris and the broad boulevards and grand public structures that Baron Georges-Eugene Haussmann built in their place for Emperor Napoleon III. This exhibition presents a selection of around one hundred of his photographs.

William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 11, 2014 - New York

A new joint acquisition by the Met and SFMOMA, William Kentridge's five-channel video installation The Refusal of Time (2012) is a thirty-minute meditation on time and space, the complex legacies of colonialism and industry, and the artist's own intellectual life. Kentridge was born in 1955 in Johannesburg, where he still lives and works. After drama school, Kentridge was active in theater and television production in the 1970s and 1980s. By the 1990s - coinciding with the abolishment of apartheid in South Africa - Kentridge's live theater work and the stop-motion animated films he developed from charcoal drawings found an increasingly international audience.

Visions and Nightmares: Four Centuries of Spanish Drawings - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 11, 2014 - New York

This exhibition marks the first presentation of Spanish drawings at the Morgan, and will showcase over twenty sheets by Spanish artists from the Morgan's pre-eminent master drawings collection. Compared to works from other major European schools, Spanish drawings have long been considered uncharted territory. It was traditionally assumed that Spanish artists did not draw, but recent research has demonstrated that drawing was in fact central to artistic practice in Spain. Visions and Nightmares explores the role of drawing in Spanish art through works from the Morgan's small but significant holdings.

A Closer Look for Kids - The Museum of Modern Art
Through May 11, 2014 - Midtown

Kids ages 5-10 and their families participate and engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art. A new theme is introduced each month.

Themes include:
January-In the Round: Sculpture

February-Modern Movement

March-Posed and Unposed: People in Art

April-Straight to Squiggly: Looking at Line

May-Mix and Match: Materials and Techniques

Admission is free. No registration. Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10am. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis; participants must be present to receive a ticket. Programs begin in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, at 4 W. 54th St. This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids.

Tours for Fours - The Museum of Modern Art
Through May 11, 2014 - Midtown

Kids age four and their parents or caregivers, look, listen, and share ideas while exploring modern and contemporary art. Movement, drawing, and other gallery activities give everyone the chance to participate. A new theme is introduced each month. February Breaking the Mold: Materials and Techniques March Shape Shifting April Faces and Figures: People and Portraits May From Furry to Feathered: Animals in Art Note: Kids must be four years old to attend this program. Younger siblings are allowed to accompany the group, but the participating child must be four.

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 14, 2014 - New York

Carrie Mae Weems is a socially motivated artist whose works invite contemplation on race, gender, and class. Increasingly, she has broadened her view to include global struggles for equality and justice. Comprehensive in scope, this retrospective primarily features photographs, including the groundbreaking Kitchen Table Series (1990), but also presents written texts, audio recordings, and videos.

Jazz For Kids - Jazz Standard
Through May 18, 2014 - Chelsea

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO), which includes about 35 talented musicians between the ages of 11 and 18, burns through jazz classics while listeners enjoys Blue Smoke's brunch menu (lunch menu, kids menu, and full bar are also available). Jazz Standard donates $1 from each kid's menu item sold to Spoons Across America. Sundays through May 18. Doors open at 1pm; show starts at 1:30pm.

Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through May 18, 2014 - New York

An exhibit that details the dramatic recovery of historic materials relating to the Jewish community of Iraq in a flooded basement in Saddam Hussein's intelligence headquarters, and the National Archives' ongoing work in support of U.S. Government efforts to preserve these materials.

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.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 26, 2014 - New York

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter!, a perennial favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History. This popular winter attraction invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies fluttering among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation inside a free-standing, balmy, 1,200-square-foot enclosure.

College Students Can Blow Off Some Steam at Bounce! at Discounted Rates Every Week - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through May 28, 2014 - Syosset

Bounce! Trampoline Sports hosts Wild Wednesdays every week from 7–9pm for college students. The special event night offers college students a chance to have some fun and reduce their homework stress at discounted rates. College students only need to show their ID and they will pay just $10.00 for the first hour and $5.00 for the second hour. Admission includes trampoline dodgeball, slam dunk basketball, open jump time and foam pit jumping as well as volleyball (not on the trampolines).

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.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Overview Tour: The Past, The Present, and The Future - Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92
Through May 31, 2014 - 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.

Do You Want the Cosmetic Version or the Real Deal?: Los Angeles Poverty Department, 1986-2013 - Queens Museum of Art
Through May 31, 2014 - Queens

The first museum survey of the Los Angeles-based performance group Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD). Founded in 1985 on Los Angeles's Skid Row by performance artist, director, and activist John Malpede, LAPD is made up principally of homeless or formerly homeless people and has been an uncompromising force in performance and urban advocacy for more than 25 years.

Out of Hand - Materializing the Postdigital - Museum of Arts & Design
Through June 01, 2014 - New York

Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital will explore the many areas of 21st-century creativity made possible by advanced methods of computer-assisted production known as digital fabrication. In today's postdigital world, artists are using these means to achieve levels of expression never before possible -- an explosive, unprecedented scope of artistic expression that extends from sculptural fantasy to functional beauty. Out of Hand will be the first major museum exhibition to examine this interdisciplinary trend through the pioneering works of more than 80 international artists, architects, and designers, including Ron Arad, Barry X Ball, Zaha Hadid, Stephen Jones, Anish Kapoor, Allan McCollum, Marc Newson, and Roxy Paine. Represented will be some of the most compelling creations from the past decade ranging from sculpture and furniture to fashion and transport.

Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through June 01, 2014 - New York

Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal celebrates the recent joint acquisition of Frank Lloyd Wright's extensive archive by MoMA and Columbia University's Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. Through an initial selection of drawings, films, and large-scale architectural models, the exhibition examines the tension in Wright's thinking about the growing American city in the 1920s and 1930s, when he worked simultaneously on radical new forms for the skyscraper and on a comprehensive plan for the urbanization of the American landscape titled "Broadacre City." Visitors encounter the spectacular 12-foot-by-12-foot model of this plan, which merges one of the earliest schemes for a highway flyover with an expansive, agrarian domain. Promoted and updated throughout Wright's life, the model toured the country for several years in the 1930s, beginning with a display at Rockefeller Center. This dispersed vision is paired with Wright's innovative structural experiments for building the vertical city. Projects, from the early San Francisco Call Building (1912), to Manhattan's St. Mark's-in-the-Bouwerie Towers (1927-31), to a polemical mile-high skyscraper, engage questions of urban density and seek to bring light and landscape to the tall building. Highlighting Wright's complex relationship to the city, the material reveals Wright as a compelling theorist of both its horizontal and vertical aspects. His work, in this way, is not only of historic importance but of remarkable relevance to current debates on urban concentration.

Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota-U.S. War of 1862 - National Museum of the American Indian
Through June 01, 2014 - New York

This exhibition of 12 panels exploring the causes, voices, events, and long-lasting consequences of the conflict was produced by students at Gustavus Adolphus College, in conjunction with the Nicollet County Historical Society. The project was funded by Gustavus Adolphus College, the Nicollet County Historical Society, the Minnesota Humanities Center, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the people of Minnesota through a grant supported by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Cabinets of Wonder: The Art of Collecting - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through June 01, 2014 -

Cabinets of Wonder are historically strange collections of natural objects, art, or bizarre artifacts that Illustrated the collectors' rare knowledge, prestige, or power. They can also be considered museums for our imagination, containing the objects and stories that demonstrate our curiosity for collecting. This exhibition presents the work of contemporary artists who collect and re-display familiar objects from nature and every day life. In an era of high-tech mass production, these artists lend themselves to the labor-intensive, manual process that transforms the mundane into the marvelous.
Collecting is a human activity that always fascinates. Anything can be an object for collecting, from cooking spoons to paintings of cooking spoons. We collect things as a pastime, as a mission in life, or just because we can?t help it. Collecting shines a searchlight—directly or indirectly—on the relationship between the objects we desire, and their relationship to us, or to society. The exhibition Cabinet of Wonder: The Art of Collecting encourages viewers to consider their own habits of collecting whether is it clay bar figures or stamps.

Tea & Play - Green Meadow Waldorf School
Through June 02, 2014 - Chestnut Ridge

Parents of prospective students can talk to one of the school's early childhood teacher while their child plays nearby in a beautiful classrooms. Mondays through June 2 other than Oct. 14, Nov. 25, Dec. 23, Dec. 30, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, April 14, and May 26.

Story Time - Green Meadow Waldorf School
Through June 04, 2014 - Chestnut Ridge

Children ages 3-5 are invited to story time at the Waldorf School. Group meets every Wednesday through June 4 other than Nov. 27, Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Feb. 19, and April 16. Registration is required.

Inspired by Dunhuang: Re-creation in Contemporary Chinese Art - China Institute
Through June 08, 2014 - New York

Dunhuang's tradition, with its timeless charm and depth, continues to invigorate artists, teachers and students in their quest for education, self-cultivation and artistic creation. Highlighting paintings and sculptures by a dozen modern and contemporary artists, this exhibit explores the historical site's profound influence on generations of artists beginning with master painter Zhang Daqian. Other artists to be featured in the exhibition include contemporary art luminaries such as Zhang Hongtu, Liu Jude, Liu Dan and Yu Hong.

Cleopatra's Needle - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through June 08, 2014 - New York

The exhibition will celebrate the completion of an extensive program by the Central Park Conservancy to conserve the obelisk of Thutmose III, popularly known as "Cleopatra's Needle." Relying primarily on the Metropolitan's own collection enhanced with several important loans from local museums and private lenders, the exhibition will explore the meaning of obelisks in ancient Egyptian divine and funerary cults and will consider how these massive monuments were created and erected. An equally important part of the presentation will show the importance of this ancient architectural form in western culture and how a long-standing fascination with obelisks ultimately led to the erection of the one in Central Park. This portion of the exhibition will be illustrated through a selection of paintings, prints, textiles, and other objects from the departments of European Paintings, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Drawings and Prints, and the American Wing.

Tibet and India: Buddhist Traditions and Transformations - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through June 08, 2014 - New York

This exhibition singles out two periods when the Buddhist Tibetan tradition drew from outside influences to develop new vocabularies of form. In the eleventh and twelfth centuries, after a period of political and religious disruption, contact with the great monasteries of North India led to considerable exchange. Looking from the Indian perspective, the exhibition examines how esoteric imagery, texts, and Vajrayana ritual practices contributed to reshaping the complex religious landscape of Tibet. Today, contemporary Tibetan artists are again addressing and incorporating ideas central to the current global reality, in an effort to recontextualize long-standing core Buddhist ideals. The exhibition will include five loans and eighteen objects drawn from department holdings.

Count Your Blessings - Rubin Museum of Art
Through June 09, 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.

Shabbaba Shabbat - Orangetown Jewish Center
Through June 14, 2014 - Orangeburg

Families with children up to 5 years old are invited to this Saturday morning service with a musical format that encourages both kids and their parents to explore the spiritual aspects of Shabbat. The service ends with children joining the service for the concluding prayers, followed by a congregational lunch. Saturdays through June 14.

Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection - Frick Collection
Through June 15, 2014 - New York

The Frick Collection will be the only venue for the first public exhibition of this private collection devoted to the bronze figurative statuette. The nearly forty sculptures included in the show are of exceptional quality and span the fifteenth through the eighteenth century, exemplifying the genre from its beginnings in Renaissance Italy to its dissemination across the artistic centers of Europe. The Hill Collection is distinguished by rare, autograph masterpieces by Italian sculptors such as Andrea Riccio, Giambologna, and Giuseppe Piamontini.

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.

Saturday Respite - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through June 21, 2014 - Lido Beach

Saturday Respite program runs each Saturday and students have a snack and participate three of the following activities: yoga, dance, drama, drumming, art, cooking, or music. Students range in age and work with a 1-on-1 volunteer to guide and support the student. Students with special needs and typically developing students are welcome. Please RSVP at lindsay@tapany.org.

'Bessie's Big Shot' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through June 29, 2014 - Upper West Side

It's a bird... it's a plane... no... it's Bessie the cow!

City Parks Foundation is proud to announce the launch of Bessie's Big Shot. Based on the famed PuppetMobile show of the same name.

Bessie's Big Shot follows Bessie the cow as she chases her dream of joining the circus. Can she lift more than Ziegfried, the strongest man in the world? Fly on a trapeze high above the crowd? Train Munson the Monkey? This variety show cheers Bessie on as she attempts the impossible and searches for her special talents.

Directed by Bruce Cannon, co-written by Douglas Strich, Alexander Bartenieff, and Bruce Cannon and making its Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre debut on Jan. 14, this version of Bessie's Big Shot features several new puppets as well as new and extended scenes.

Show Times & Reservations
Show times for Bessies's Big Shot, beginning January 14, 2014 are:
Tuesday through Friday at 10:30am and 12:00pm
Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm

Winter Recess schedule
February 18-21 at 11:00am and 1:00pm

Spring Recess schedule
April 15-18 at 11:00am and 1:00pm

The production will run through June 29, 2014.

**Note: Schedule subject to change, please check cityparksfoundation.org/arts for most current schedule.

Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 29, 2014 - New York

Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series presents an intimate look at an ongoing series that Weems began in 2006. The artist stands, with her back turned to the camera, in proximity to some of the world's leading museums and cultural institutions. The resulting images act as ruminations on the collecting and exhibiting practices of these sites.

Touch Tank - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2014 - Crown Heights

Touch a star fish, a horseshoe crab, or a sea snail. Explore sea creatures up close and learn about ocean diversity.

Bug Out - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2014 - Crown Heights

Feeling brave? Meet grasshoppers, worms, stick bugs, and Madagascar hissing cockroaches.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through June 30, 2014 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Animal Adventures - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2014 - Crown Heights

Kids learn about and touch live animals from the Museum's living collection.

Open Play - The Gym Park
Through June 30, 2014 - 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.

Story Time with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Emily, The Moxie Spot's resident storyteller, reads for the young and impressionable.

Try It Tuesdays - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2014 - Crown Heights

Children explore, learn, and discover as they try out science, art, and language in fun and exciting ways.

Sensory Jump Time - Pump It Up Norwalk
Through June 30, 2014 - Norwalk

Pump It Up has partnered with Autism Speaks to offer Sensory Jump Time, a program for all children on the autism spectrum. They have created a sensory-friendly environment specific to the Sensory Jump Time program. Children who attend have the opportunity to make new friends, jump, slide and play sensory-friendly games within a controlled, safe environment. This program is open to children on the autism spectrum and their siblings only. Advanced registration is encouraged as this program is not open to the general public in order to provide a safe environment for the children. Pump It Up is a proud supporter of Autism Speaks. The program takes place on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Fun & Games with Miss Melissa at Pump It Up Norwalk - Pump It Up Norwalk
Through June 30, 2014 - Norwalk

Children enjoy a select mix of games, stories, crafts or other fun filled activity depending on the theme Miss Melissa has planned for that day. Takes place Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Kidtastic Kids Social Experience - Kidtastic Kids
Through June 30, 2014 - Farmingville

The Kidtastic Kids Social Experience is designed for children with special needs, social needs, or children who are having a hard time making friends. Programs are broken down by each child's needs and individuality. Call or check the website for more information. Jan 1-June 2014.

Create Dance Center - Zumba Fitness
Through June 30, 2014 - Amityville

A great calorie-burning, Latin-inspired, cardiovascular work-out. Work out at your own intensity-perfect for beginners.Tuesdays, January 7-June 30.

Special Needs Classes - Create Dance Center
Through June 30, 2014 - Amityville

Classes focus on social interaction, following directions, imitation skills, gross motor movement and dance techniques. Small classes with extra support. All taught by a NY State Certified Special Education teacher. For more information call or e-mail at createdance@hotmail.com. Classes: Wednesdays (8 and under), Thursdays (13 and older), Fridays (8 and older and 5 and under), Saturdays (8 and older). January 2-June 30, 2014.

'Mysteries of The Unseen World' - American Musem of Natural History
Through June 30, 2014 - Upper West Side

As AMNH's first digital 3-D film, Mysteries of the Unseen World is a new giant-screen adventure that transports audiences to hidden dimensions too small, too fast, or too slow for the human eye. The film, which is narrated by Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker, uses time-lapse and high-speed footage culled from video recordings of research happening in today's laboratories, where existing and emerging technologies are yielding exciting new images of long-unseen worlds. Audiences will share experiences once reserved for scientists and see a whole new universe of wondrous nature, daily events that escape the naked eye, even secrets crucial to our survival. The film also allows visitors to view the world as though they had x-ray vision, or infrared vision like mosquitos, and peer into a world of wonders too small for the human eye to see—from the minute structures on a butterfly's wing and the tiny organisms that inhabit the human body down to items on the nanoscale. The film will screen in 2D film and 3D digital at the museum through June.

3D Digital Film: Mysteries of the Unseen World - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 30, 2014 - New York

For the first time ever, the American Museum of Natural History will show films in 3D digital beginning on Friday, January 10, with Mysteries of the Unseen World - a new giant-screen adventure that transports audiences to hidden dimensions too small, too fast, or too slow for the human eye. Produced by National Geographic Entertainment and Day's End Pictures, Mysteries of the Unseen World is narrated by Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker.

Sing Along with Jarrod - Greenlight Bookstore
Through June 30, 2014 - Fort Greene

Greenlight presents 40 minutes of favorite songs and stories for the littlest booklovers, led by resident bookseller Jarrod and his trusty guitar.

Art Kids - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2014 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers discover the artistic process and develop art skills through a different activity each Friday.

Nature Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2014 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers will learn about the living and nonliving things that coexist with people, and the importance of being a steward of the environment. They will meet an animal, plant or mineral from the Museum's collection.

Donald and Barbara Zucker Natural Exploration Area - Prospect Park/Grand Army Plaza
Through July 01, 2014 - Park Slope

Enter the park at the Grand Army Plaza entrance and walk along Park Drive toward the carousel and you'll find the Donald and Barbara Zucker Natural Exploration Area. Constructed from trees and other materials damaged by recent storms, the Area serves to surround children with natural elements as they play, exercising their minds and muscles.

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.

Motown: The Truth Is a Hit - Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Through July 26, 2014 - New York

Featuring items that highlight Motown's inimitable founder Berry Gordy and the institution's most beloved musical acts, this multi-media showcase chronicles one of the most significant record labels in American music history. The Truth Is a Hit explores Motown's early start as Tamla Records in 1959 Detroit through pivotal times in both musical and American history. From the Great Migration of blacks from the southern states to the industrial cities of the north and west, to the label's involvement with the Civil Rights Movement, to the protest songs of the Vietnam War, the "Motown Sound" provided lasting, soulful narratives for generations of black Americans throughout the country and served as a lasting influence for future musicians of all races and genres.

'Art at the Core' - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
Through July 27, 2014 - Peekskill

HVCCA's 2013-2014 exhibition features works that lend themselves to narrative interpretations. The selected artists employ traditional art materials as well as new technology, video, and performance to look to art as addressing the very core of our everyday lives, our "weltanschauung." In an increasingly fast-moving era, and as explored in "Art at the Core," the world of art and culture bridge artistic disciplines - painting folds into sculpture, sound, light, video, and performance. Performance, enhanced by installation and often video, asserts itself as an art form, not in the narrative traditions of opera with its stage design, but in a contemporary format that defies traditional descriptions. The eclectic selections from the works of the 23 artists exhibited at HVCCA, bring about a show that is riddled with complexities, manifesting diverse approaches to identity, society, culture, and materiality, and dedicated to the intersection and melding of life and art. See more at hvcca.org/current-exhibitions/#sthash.R8DPX2vt.dpuf. On view through July 27, 2014.

City as Canvas - Museum of the City of New York
Through July 27, 2014 - New York

City as Canvas provides a visual account of graffiti and street art in New York City during the 1970s and 80s, showcasing works from the pioneering collection of Martin Wong (1946-1999). Wong, a noted East Village artist in the 1980s and friend to many graffiti writers, amassed a collection of hundreds of works on paper and canvas, which he donated to the City Museum in 1994. This exhibition, which showcases these works for the first time, traces the origins of this urban self-expression and the era of "outlaw" street art, which became a worldwide cultural phenomenon. It features examples of paintings and sketch book work by artists including Keith Haring, Lee Quinones, Lady Pink, Futura 2000, among many others.

Moving Forward-Creating A Vision Workshop - Life Coaching For Women
Through July 31, 2014 - Bellmore

Gather your girlfriends together or come by yourself, for this fun and interactive workshop that will leave you feeling motivated and empowered to create the life that you want. There are reasons why most women find it difficult to move forward towards a goal. During this workshop you will become aware of exactly what it is that's holding you back, and see what you can do to make changes in order for you to move forward. Creating a clear vision as to what you want allows you to keep your focus and achieve your goal. Refreshments will be served. Conducted in Bellmore office or host a party at home. Contact for more details. 631-988-4001 donnaleakeclc@gmail.com/www.donnaleakeclc.com

Affirmation Cards Workshop - Life Coaching For Women
Through July 31, 2014 - Bellmore

Enjoy light refreshments as you are creating your very own unique affirmation cards. What is an affirmation? Affirmations are personal, short, powerful words or statements that create a shift in the way you think. Affirmations are uplifting and encouraging! They create a change on any negative perceptions you have. The more you affirm what you like and want for yourself, the more your mind is going to accept it. As your thoughts begin to change, your vision begins to change, and your actions begin to change. Get ready for positive changes to happen. Gather your girlfriends or come alone for this ongoing workshop. Contact donnaleakeclc@gmail.com.

Creating a Vision Board Workshop - Life Coaching For Women
Through July 31, 2014 - Bellmore

Interior designers use a similar board to create visions of what they want a certain room to look and feel like. Today, more and more women are creating vision boards for the exact same reasons, except for their own lives! A vision board helps you create your life by having a vision of what YOU WANT in front of you every single day! They are fun, powerful tools, and the more you add to your board, the more likely you are to make it all happen! The sky is the limit. Call or contact donnaleakeclc@gmail.com, or visit the website.

Little Hands Creative Play Workshop for Toddlers - Barking Cat Studio
Through August 01, 2014 - Windsor Terrace

This creative play workshop focuses on educational, theme-related, simple art projects that little hands can easily create and enjoy. Register for a series of classes or drop in. (Drop-ins are welcome provided there is space. Call in advance.)

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.

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.

The Power of Poison - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 10, 2014 - New York

Cleopatra was said to prefer the bite of an asp, while the powerful Borgia family dispatched their enemies with arsenic in Renaissance Italy. For centuries, humans have marveled at the secrets of poisons and sought to harness their toxic powers -- and this exhibition will explore both the biological basics of poison and the ways in which people have confronted its perils and potential. Approaching poison from several different perspectives -- as a dynamic defense system used by animals locked in evolutionary arms races with predators; as a compelling thread that runs through familiar legends, myths, and fables; as a series of mysteries visitors encounter and solve, including what suddenly poisoned Captain James Cook and two naturalists aboard his ship in the autumn of 1774; and as a promising source for powerful medical treatments -- The Power of Poison brings into sharp focus this captivating topic.

The Power of Poison - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 10, 2014 - Upper West Side

The Power of Poison will explore poison's paradoxical roles in nature, human health and history, literature, and myth. Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or a lethal weapon used as lifesaving medical treatment, the story of poison is surprising at every turn. Inviting visitors to explore some of history's most puzzling poisoning cases, the exhibition will include an interactive section where eyewitness accounts and clues can be used to solve poisoning mysteries, and a theater where live presenters will share dramatic stories of poisonings and forensic detection. A gallery of history's most mysterious poisonings, from Cleopatra's legendary snakebite to Napoleon's alleged death by arsenic, will lead visitors into the Understanding Poison theater. Here presenters will use props, animations, and audience volunteers to explore a real-world poisoning case that will highlight the dramatic advances in toxicology and forensics since the 19th century. Next, visitors will encounter a large-scale tableau of other puzzling cases and can solve the mysteries using an iPad game. For instance, visitors can discover what poisoned Captain James Cook and two naturalists aboard Cook's ship in 1774.

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.

Making Pottery Art: The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of French Ceramics (ca. 1880-1910) - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 18, 2014 - New York

Technically experimental and aesthetically ambitious, the vases made by French potters in the years around 1900 pushed the boundaries of the ceramic medium. The recently acquired Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection of European Art Pottery includes pieces by the master ceramists Ernest Chaplet, Auguste Delaherche, and Jean Carries, works of imposing size, beautiful in shape, and dazzling in their glazes. These works will be shown with others that inspired them, ranging from Asian ceramics to German stoneware.

Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies - Yale Peabody Museum
Through August 30, 2014 - New Haven

This family-friendly exhibition features amazing collections of dinosaur eggs, nests, embryos and young with video presentations summarizing the latest findings of dinosaur experts. It will be on view from February 8 through August 30, 2014.

Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies - Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Through August 30, 2014 - New Haven

This family-friendly exhibition features an amazing collection of dinosaur eggs, nests, embryos and young with video presentations summarizing the latest findings of dinosaur experts. February 8 through August 30, 2014.

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through August 31, 2014 - Canarsie

Affected by or confronting autism? You are not alone. Share your experiences and support each other. While the support group is in session, parents/caregivers can bring their children and their siblings.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 31, 2014 - Prospect Heights

Children ages 4-7 and their adult friends explore the galleries, enjoy a family activity, and make their own art in this 90-minute class, each one a variation on a monthly theme.

Sensory Room Family Hours - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 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.

New and Improved Healthyville - Stepping Stones Museum
Through September 01, 2014 - Norwalk

Enjoy updated versions of old favorites such as riding a bike next to a skeleton, shopping for foods in the market and brushing a giant mouth, while new activities allow children to explore even more about fitness and nutrition. Study circulation and digestion, learn about go/slow/whoa foods, play food detective, get an up-close look at a giant nose, row a boat in tandem with a skeleton and create a warm up and cool down routine. Children and adults will have hands-on opportunities to explore topics in ways that help them understand their bodies, understand the importance of making healthy choices and apply concepts in everyday situations. February 1, 2014-September 1, 2014.

The Flowering of Edo Period Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 07, 2014 - New York

Displaying exemplary works from painting schools that arose in Japan in the 17th and 18th centuries, this exhibition allows viewers to discover how Japanese painting evolved from the traditional modes of Chinese and Japanese (Yamato-e) styles that had prevailed through medieval times. More than 90 paintings - including 12 sets of folding screens and a number of hanging scrolls - will be exhibited in two rotations, each consisting of approximately 45 paintings. Rather than focus on the orthodox output of the Tosa and Kano ateliers, which dominated artistic production in the late medieval period, The Flowering of Edo Period Painting will highlight the new, exuberant styles of the Rinpa, Nanga, Maruyama-Shijo, and Ukiyo-e schools, as well as independent painters of the Edo period.

Mastodons: Ice Age to Discovery - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Wildlife Education Center
Through September 28, 2014 - 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.

Book launch: Patchwork Helps a Friend - Powerhouse Arena
Through September 28, 2014 - Dumbo/Brooklyn Heights

Author Gail Greiner and illustrator Jacqueline Schmidt will be here to launch their picture book Patchwork Helps a Friend. Patchwork, a colorfully quilted stuffed bear, sets forth on a quirky journey and enlists the help of his wildly eclectic bunch of buddies including a great blue whale, a mama-loving llama, and a gracious narwhal to help him repair his best pal, a raggedy bear named Fred.

Sculpture Art Caper and Exploration Activity - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through September 30, 2014 - Hempstead

Adults and children can explore the outdoor sculpture collection on Hofstra’s beautiful campus with activity-filled animal, shapes or people-themed HUM Sculpture Exploration Backpacks or by solving an Art Caper mystery in which they unravel the clues found in the sculpture collection. Activity materials may be picked up at the Emily Lowe Gallery during museum hours (see website for current hours).

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Global Explorer - Hofstra University Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery
Through September 30, 2014 - Hempstead

Children ages 6 and up and their families can explore and discover the beauty of the world’s cultures using activity-filled backpacks that enhance experiences with authentic objects from the Hofstra University Museum’s collections. While exploring specific works displayed in the David Filderman Gallery, children create their own keepsake artworks inspired by the art and cultures they discover. Families may pick up the backpacks at the Emily Lowe Gallery during museum hours (see website for current hours).

The Fed at 100 - Museum of American Finance
Through October 01, 2014 - New York

"The Fed at 100" illuminates the complex workings of the nation's central bank on its centennial anniversary and explores the pivotal role the Federal Reserve has played throughout the history of American finance. The Museum's largest exhibition to date, "The Fed at 100" encompasses three galleries and a theater.

Designing Modern Women, 1890s-1990s - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through October 05, 2014 - New York

Modern design of the 20th century was profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women -- as muses of modernity and shapers of new ways of living, and as designers, patrons, performers, and educators. This installation, drawn entirely from MoMA's collection, celebrates the diversity and vitality of individual artists' engagement in the modern world, from Loie Fuller's pulsating turn-of-the-century performances to Paula Scher's deconstructivist graphics of the 1990s. Highlights include the first display of a newly conserved kitchen by Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier (1952) from the Unite d'Habitation housing project; furniture and designs by Lilly Reich, Eileen Gray, Eva Zeisel, Ray Eames, Lella Vignelli, and Denise Scott Brown; textiles by Anni Albers and Eszter Haraszty; ceramics by Lucy Rie; a display of 1960s psychedelic concert posters by graphic designer Bonnie Maclean; and a never-before-seen selection of posters and graphic material from the punk era, featuring women designers, photographers, or performers. The gallery's "graphics corner" first explores the changing role and visual imagery of The New Woman through a selection of posters created between 1890 and 1938; in April 2014 the focus will shift to Women at War, an examination of the iconography and varied roles of women in times of conflict, commemorating the centennial of the outbreak of World War I.

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Vision: In Pursuit of the Best in the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through October 05, 2014 - New York

The Met's Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (AAOA) celebrates the genesis of its permanent collection with this exhibition. It is organized to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of The Museum of Primitive Art, the direct precursor to AAOA. The Museum of Primitive Art was a pioneering cultural institution that featured Nelson Rockefeller's non-Western art collection. The announcement by Rockefeller of an agreement to transfer his collection to the Metropolitan was made in 1969 and in January 1982 the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing opened to the public. The exhibition highlights some 50 masterpieces and many unpublished documents selected from the more than 3,000 Rockefeller gifts encompassing three areas - Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; it will reveal Mr. Rockefeller's vision for The Museum of Primitive Art, the first institution dedicated entirely to the artistic excellence of the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through October 05, 2014 - New York

Bringing together photographs, films, videos, and works in other mediums, A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio examines the ways in which photographers and artists using photography have worked and experimented within the four walls of the studio space, from photography's inception to today. Featuring both new acquisitions and works from the Museum's collection that have not been on view in recent years, A World of Its Own includes approximately 200 works, by artists such as Berenice Abbott, Uta Barth, Zeke Berman, Karl Blossfeldt, Constantin Brancusi, Geta Brătescu, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, Jan Groover, Barbara Kasten, Man Ray, Bruce Nauman, Paul Outerbridge, Irving Penn, Adrian Piper, Edward Steichen, William Wegman, and Edward Weston.

Natural Histories - American Museum of Natural History
Through October 12, 2014 - New York

Inspired by the book Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, published in October 2012, this exhibition will include reproductions from more than 20 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works. The works featured in Natural Histories span from the 16th century to the early 20th century and cover scientific disciplines from anthropology to astronomy to zoology. Reproductions of rare scientific illustrations that will be displayed in the gallery include a rhinoceros taken directly from Albrecht Durer's 1515 woodcut, lithographs of the mysterious aye-aye lemur from Sir Richard Owen's Monograph on the Aye-aye, and Robert Hooke's engraved images of what were once startling microscopic views of familiar items and animals in Micrographia.

'The Movement'- Dance Classes for the Soul - Alex Ray Studios
Through October 25, 2014 - Hempstead

Alex Ray Studios Inc. presents the "The Movement"! Fallon Alexandria Fleming is going to introduce children in the community to the connection between the soul and contemporary movement. The program is inspired by the likes of Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, and Lester Horton which delivers soul resurrecting choreography to each participant. The program will incorporate ballet and modern techniques while arranged to pieces like "Fix Me, Jesus" and the "Processional" from Alvin Ailey's world renown production Revelations.

Gilded New York - Museum of the City of New York
Through November 11, 2014 - Upper West Side

Inaugurating the Museum's Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, Gilded New York explores the city's visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. In New York, this era was marked by the sudden rise of industrial and corporate wealth, amassed by such titans as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould, who expressed their high status through extravagant fashions, architecture, and interior design. The exhibition presents a lavish display of some 100 works, including costumes, jewelry, portraits, and decorative objects, all created between the mid-1870s and the early 20th century. The dazzling works in the exhibition will illuminate an era when members of the new American aristocracy often displayed their wealth in storied balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and hotels. It was a time when New York became the nation's corporate headquarters and a popular Ladies' Mile of luxury retail establishments and cultural institutions helped launch the city to global prominence.

Gilded New York - Museum of the City of New York
Through November 13, 2014 - New York

Inaugurating the Museum's Tiffany & Co. Foundation Gallery, Gilded New York explores the city's visual culture at the end of the 19th century, when its elite class flaunted their money as never before. In New York, this era was marked by the sudden rise of industrial and corporate wealth, amassed by such titans as Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould, who expressed their high status through extravagant fashions, architecture, and interior design. The exhibition presents a lavish display of some 100 works, including costumes, jewelry, portraits, and decorative objects, all created between the mid-1870s and the early 20th century. The dazzling works in the exhibition will illuminate an era when members of the new American aristocracy often displayed their wealth in storied balls in Fifth Avenue mansions and hotels. It was a time when New York became the nation's corporate headquarters and a popular Ladies' Mile of luxury retail establishments and cultural institutions helped launch the city to global prominence.

From the Western Front and Beyond: The Writings of World War One - The New York Society Library
Through November 15, 2014 - New York

To mark the 100th anniversary of World War One, the New York Society Library, NYC's oldest library, presents an exhibition of select literary works and materials from its rare book and extensive open stack collections about the Great War. The exhibition commemorates the war's unprecedented and extraordinary literary output - including memoirs, fiction, poetry, and propaganda - published during the four years of bloodshed that left millions of people dead and millions more wounded. The exhibition focuses on the Library's little-known but wide-ranging collection of books written between 1914 and 1918, most of which were acquired during the war and are still in circulation today.

Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 07, 2014 - New York

Christian Frederick Martin, founder of the great American guitar firm C. F. Martin & Co., was the son of a cabinetmaker in Markneukirchen, Saxony. Martin learned to build instruments from the famed Johann Georg Stauffer in Vienna. Due to the restrictive guilds in Markneukirchen, Martin moved to the United States in 1833, settling first in New York City and later moving to Nazareth, Pennsylvania. In the United States, Martin encountered the Spanish-style guitar and incorporated elements from that tradition into his own Viennese style of instrument construction. The result was a new form of the guitar, a style that would become important as a basis for other American makers of the instrument. This exhibition includes approximately thirty-five instruments from the Martin Museum in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and several private collections.

The Eve of Porn: Linda Lovelace - Museum of Sex
Through December 09, 2014 - New York

In 1972, Deep Throat, the tale of a woman whose clitoris was located in the back of her throat, became a trailblazer of the pornographic genre. Performing acts of graphic sex on camera, including the signature act of "deep throating," Linda Lovelace, born Linda Boreman, became a household name. Considered "Porn Chic," screenings of Deep Throat were attended by celebrities from Jackie O to Jack Nicholson. Linda became both the girl everyone wanted to attend their party and the girl that everyone wanted to have sex with, a star studded list including Hugh Hefner, Ted Kennedy and Paul Newman.

Jump and Glow Night - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through December 26, 2014 - Valley Cottage

Each Friday, Bounce! hosts Jump 'n Glow nights, where nearly everything in the giant trampoline playground glows in the dark thanks to lasers and black lighting. Guests can have fun and get fit on giant courts of interconnected trampolines, play slam dunk basketball on trampoline courts, play dodgeball, and jump into dual foam pits. Rock music, glow in the dark dodge balls, and glow in the dark hula hoops add to the atmosphere of fun.

Friday Night Black Lights - Monster Mini Golf
Through December 26, 2014 - Nanuet

Kids can stop by Monster Mini Golf on Friday nights for a special evening of golf, arcade games, and pizza for one low price. This unique venue features a monster-themed, glow-in-the dark miniature golf course as well as locally-themed artwork, animated creatures, and an interactive DJ who entertains the golfers throughout their stay.

Anita & Gina Marie's BRUNCH Spectacular! presented by The Haus of Mimosa & KTCHN Restaurant - KTCHN
Through December 28, 2014 - New York

$25.00 Bottomless Mimosa Brunch!! The highly acclaimed KTCHN Restaurant (located at THEOUT NYC) partners with The Haus of Mimosa to bring you The Haus of Mimosa's Brunch Spectacular with Aunt Anita & Aunt Gina Marie at your favorite Sunday Brunch spot. Sunday Brunch, two shows 12:00 & 2:00 KTCHN 508 W. 42nd street NY,NY 10036 212-868-2999 www.KTCHNNYC.com **Reservations highly recommended** Join the fabulous, over the top, one-time JCPenny Model Anita M. Buffem (Travis Barr) & her 3rd best friend, the over-worked mother of two Gina Marie Rittale (Steven Incammicia) as these two “gals” from Astoria Queens coffee-talk their way through gut-busting and live sung musical numbers. Being compared to everything from "Absolutely Fabulous" and "Mama's Family" to "The Muppets" and SNL's "Coffee Talk" this character comedy duo is not to be missed. A large catalogue of music that highlights live vocals, pee your pants comedy along with a Bloody Mary Bar with everything you need for the perfect brunch beverage and Chef Dale Schnell's amazing menu will have you skipping church every Sunday! For more information about The Haus of Mimosa visit www.TheHausofMimosa.com and be sure to subscribe to their new video series "The Real Hauswives of Queens" at www.youTube.com/SundayMorningMimosa

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through December 31, 2014 - 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.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2014 - 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.

World Brooklyn - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - 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.

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.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Staten Island

Kids create a different art project each week.

Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2014 - Staten Island

Kids make and eat a different dish from around the world each week.

Open Play and Private Play - Extreme Kids and Crew/AMP Space
Through December 31, 2014 - Red Hook

Extreme Kids and Crew offer a safe sensory playspace where parents/caregivers and children with special needs (particularly those with sensory and Autism-related conditions can gather to play, teach, learn, sing, sprawl, and be comfortable Children can experiment with different swings, snuggle up on beanbags and foofs, climb the cargo net, make art at the art table, meet new friends, and hideaway in a tent.

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 reservations@amwny.com.

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.

Creating Community: Exploring 375 Years of Our Past - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through December 31, 2015 - Fairfield

This new, hands-on exhibit invites visitors to look inside a Native American wigwam, climb into an American Revolution fort, decipher spy code, and learn how factories fueled the area's growth. Young and old alike will enjoy learning how people worked, lived, and built a community over time by exploring original objects, individual stories, and engaging activities. October 27-December 31, 2015.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Explore the aquatic wonders of Africa, including amazing fish from the Nile River, the lakes of Africa's Great Rift Valley and the Red Sea. Species highlighted include exotic air-breathing lungfish that can survive for a year if their waterhole goes dry, and colorful cichlids and coral reef species that shine in shimmering rainbows.

Gateway to Himalayan Art - The Rubin Museum
Through January 06, 2016 - 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.

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.

Dark Universe - A New Hayden Planetarium Space Show - American Museum of Natural History
Through December 31, 2018 - New York City

Dark Universe will celebrate the scientific breakthroughs that have paved the way for our increased understanding of the universe, revealing that it is dominated by two mysterious phenomena: dark matter and dark energy. To bring this story to the Hayden Planetarium dome, the Space Show uses stunning visualizations based on authentic data from NASA and European Space Agency missions, ground-based telescopes, supercomputer simulations, and research conducted at institutions around the globe, including the Museum. In Dark Universe, viewers will see the night sky at the historic Mount Wilson Observatory, soar across the Milky Way Galaxy, and parachute through Jupiter’s atmosphere. Dark Universe was created by the American Museum of Natural History, the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space, and the Hayden Planetarium.

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.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through April 03, 2024 - Norwalk

Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman lends his voice to this film which follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild. Through April 3,2014.

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.

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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