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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN BRONX

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by Directories Editor - Weekly February 12, 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'

Birding and Nature Club - Bergen County Zoo
February 12, 2014 - Paramus

Beginning bird watchers and nature lovers of all ages are invited to meet at the Zoo entrance for a guided walk either on zoo paths or through Van Saun Park to learn about local ecology including birds, reptiles, mammals, and plants, as well as the conservation issues faced in this area. Walking shoes and binoculars are encouraged. Group meets the second Wednesday of each month through June.

Starlight Music Series - The Bothers - Top of the Rock
February 12, 2014 - New York

Visit the 67th floor at Top of the Rock Observation Deck on February 6th, 14th, 20th & 27th to experience the winter music showcase. Enjoy live music while taking in the spectacular, 360-degree panorama of New York City. Wine and champagne from Brasserie Ruhlmann will also be available for purchase. The Starlight Music Series is free with the price of admission to Top of the Rock. For the musical lineup and to purchase tickets, visit topoftherocknyc.com or call (212) 698-2000.

Christa Ludwig, Arleen Auger, and Lucia Popp - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 12, 2014 - New York

This screening begins with German mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig performing a recital of Brahms lieder with her occasional accompanist Leonard Bernstein. Arleen Auger, the adored American soprano, follows with a live recording of songs by Mozart, Wolf, and Strauss. The program concludes with Strauss's Four Last Songs, performed in 1977 by soprano Lucia Popp with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Georg Solti.

Thomas Quasthoff - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 12, 2014 - New York

Bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff unexpectedly retired from the stage in early 2012. His immense artistry is well documented in this program, comprising a recent master class on Schumann lieder; a 2007 recital of Schumann's Dichterliebe and two Brahms songs, accompanied by pianist Helene Grimaud; and orchestrated Schubert lieder, with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Claudio Abbado in 2002.

Cole Rumbough - Pre-Valentine's Day Show - Le Cirque
February 12, 2014 - New York

Featuring live performances by talented musicians and singers in Le Cirque Cafe. Enjoy sophisticated sounds while sipping Billy's famous cocktails or offerings from their extensive beer and wine menu, or make it a complete French/Italian affair with the delicious $38 prix-fixe dinner. Tonight, Cole Rumbough performs American jazz standards and ballads.

Boston Symphony Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
February 12, 2014 - New York

Maestro Bernard Haitink leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra through a program that includes works by Ravel, including what is arguably his best work -- the passionate ballet score Daphnis et Chloe, first danced by the Ballets Russes -- as well as his Spanish-infused Alborada del gracioso.

Stefan Jackiw & Anna Polonsky - Carnegie Hall
February 12, 2014 - New York

Violinist Stefan Jackiw collaborates with pianist Anna Polonsky on a program featuring Brahms's Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78; Stravinsky's Suite italienne; Richard Strauss's Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 18; and the world premiere of David Fulmer's They Turn Their Channeled Faces to the Sky, commissioned by Carnegie Hall.

Sarah Jarosz and The Milk Carton Kids - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 12, 2014 - New York

Sarah Jarosz leaves audiences breathless with her skills on the octave mandolin, banjo and guitar, as well as with her songwriting. Already Grammy-nominated at 22, and a recent graduate from the prestigious New England Conservatory, her latest release Build Me Up From Bones is earning accolades for its dark take on contemporary roots music. Joining Jarosz for her American Songbook evening is contemporary folk-bluegrass duo The Milk Carton Kids, Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale.

Scenic Delight - New York City Ballet
February 12, 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.

Stories Songs and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
February 12, 2014 - Stony Point

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

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
February 12, 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 12, 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.

Celebrate Black History Month - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 12, 2014 - Garnerville

Children ages 5-12 can celebrate Black History Month with crafts and games. Registration is required.

A Petits Pas Cooking Workshop - French Institute Alliance Fran?aise
February 12, 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 12, 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 12, 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.

Boppin with Bonnie Music Class - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 12, 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.

Homework Help - Laurelton Library
February 12, 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 12, 2014 - Long Island City

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

Toddler Time -Seaside - Seaside Library
February 12, 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 12, 2014 - Howard Beach

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

La Leche League of Clarkstown Monthly Meeting - Private Home
February 12, 2014 - Tappan

The La Leche League of Clarkstown holds its monthly meeting led by an accredited lactation counselor and Le Leche League Leader. Pregnant women and new moms are invited to get up-to-date information on nursing including benefits, new beginnings, overcoming breastfeeding obstacles, and weaning. All breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend these informal, ongoing discussions. Babies and older siblings are also welcome.

Parenting Series: Families in the Fast Lane - Manhasset Public Library
February 12, 2014 - Manhasset

This workshop will help parents slow down and find time for family talk and fun. Learn how to simplify your lifestyle to make it more family-friendly. Register at manhassetcasa.org.

Secrets Of Style: Timeless Principles for Looking Your Best at Any Age - Manhasset Public Library
February 12, 2014 - Manhasset

A little knowledge goes a long way in learning how to simplify the process of dressing well. This lecture/photo presentation by Marilyn Carminio, a veteran fashion magazine insider, will identify why some women always seem to look effortlessly chic and will tell you how to achieve it.

Music and Movement - Long Island Children's Museum
February 12, 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 12, 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.

The Man Who Planted Trees- Puppet Theatre - Long Island Children's Museum
February 12, 2014 - Garden City

LICM is proud to present this international, award winning hit, The Man Who Planted Trees, presented by the Puppet State Theatre of Scotland. A unique blend of comedy, puppetry and inspired storytelling are combined in the telling of the captivating adaptation of Jean Giono's environmental cult classic. A French shepherd sets out with his dog to plant a forest and transform a barren wasteland. This multi-sensory theatrical delight allows the audience to hear the wind, feel the rain and smell the lavender as they witness an unforgettable story that shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make to the world.

'Whooo' Loves You? - Long Island Children's Museum
February 12, 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."

Valentines for Birds - Chappaqua Public Library
February 12, 2014 - Chappaqua

Children in grades K-2 make puddings to warm little avian hearts. Registration required.

Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights - Brooklyn Public Library, Central branch
February 12, 2014 - Prospect Heights

Brooklynite Nev Nnaji directed this documentary about black women's marginalization between the Black Power and Feminist movements, as well as the resulting political mobilization of women of color. The film focuses on activists' experiences with racism in the Feminist movement, particularly their struggles dealing with lack of empathy and understanding with white feminists on issues that concern women of color.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, Fort Hamilton branch
February 12, 2014 - Bay Ridge

Toddlers hear stories, songs, and rhymes.

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library, New Utrecht branch
February 12, 2014 - Bensonhurst

Preschoolers hear stories and play with toys.

School Vacation Workshops: Creatures of the Night! - Bruce Museum
February 12, 2014 - Greenwich

A series of hands-on workshops exploring the exhibition In the Dark: Animal Survival Strategies and creating related projects. Topics over the 4 days include Bats are Furry Flyers, Owl Nightlights, Glowing Fireflies, and Nighttime Animal Eyes. Each workshop is a complete program, but the four projects are complementary. These inclusive workshops are suitable for students of all abilities. Reservations are required; call the Museum at 203-869-0376.

Gym Time at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 12, 2014 - Upper Nyack

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

Bereavement Support Group - Chai Center in Dix Hills
February 12, 2014 - Dix Hills

COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, holds monthly support group meetings on the second Wednesday of every month for bereaved parents. Parents and siblings new to COPE must speak to COPE's Clinical Director Laraine Gordon prior to their first meeting 631-259-2018.

Amateur Night at the Apollo - Apollo Theater
February 12, 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.

Pokemon Game and Swap - Wilton Library
February 12, 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.

Grab Bag Book Club - Wilton Library
February 12, 2014 - Wilton

Discuss a brand new best selling children's book. The book for February will be Fortunately, the Milk by Newbery Award winning author Neil Gaiman. Healthy snacks will be provided as well as a book-related activity. Registration required. For grades 3 and up. Parents and guardians must be in the building.

CHESS CLUB - Westport Library
February 12, 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.

Parenting Issues - Friedberg JCC
February 12, 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.

Children's Programs: Wacky World Ages 2-3 - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
February 12, 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.

Abrakadoodle's Valentine's Day Art Workshop - The Abrakadoodle Art Room
February 12, 2014 - St. James

Children can make pop up art sculptures, cut out collages, greeting cards and more all inspired by Valentine's Day. 24-hour advanced registration required. Contact Lisa at 631-366-4ART or lalbert@abrakadoodle.com to register.

Kenny Rampton Organ Octet - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
February 12, 2014 - New York

With Kenny Rampton, trumpet; Bill Sims, vocals/guitar; Sherman Irby, alto saxophone; Donny McCaslin, tenor/soprano saxophone; Elliot Mason, trombone; Brian Charette, organ; Dan Stein, acoustic bass; and Tony Mason, drums.

Rusalka - Metropolitan Opera
February 12, 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.

School Open House - Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School
February 12, 2014 - Oakland Gardens

Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School is co-ed and is nonsectarian affiliated. This private school starts at nursery and goes through 6th grade.

'This [Baby] Life' - The New 42nd Street Studios
February 12, 2014 - Times Square Theater District

Enter the welcoming and cozy environment of This [BABY] LIFE and discover something beautiful and surprising with your littlest ones. Softly and sweetly, this contemporary dance piece invites the very, very young audience to mirror, interact and react to simple choreography. Accompanied by gentle melodies and rhythms, this memorable performance explores each child's capacity to participate in the exciting world around them.

Let's all get a Good Night's Sleep: Solving Your Child's Sleep Problem - New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
February 12, 2014 - Upper East Side

New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute’s Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis division announces an upcoming discussion in the second series of “Dialogues on…” events with leading child development experts. “Dialogues on…” discussions are geared towards professionals and parents who are involved with the care of children in the school and home environments. Educators, school administrators, community leaders, grandparents and parents are welcome to attend. Ruth K. Karush, M.D., is currently Dean of Education, New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute as well as being in full-time practice of child, adolescent and adult psychoanalysis and psychiatry. She also continues as Training and Supervising Analyst and Supervising Child Analyst at NYPSI. Previous roles at NYPSI include Associate Dean for Child Analysis, 2004-2010 and Director for Clinical Services overseeing NYPSI’s Treatment Center from 1993-1999.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibtion: The March - Arsenal in Central Park
February 12, 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.

Arctic Artifact:Exploring a Rediscovered Treasure - Barnum Museum
February 12, 2014 - Bridgeport

Museum Curator Adrienne Saint Pierre presents a recently re-discovered and highly unusual artifact from the museum's collection, a 19th century polar expedition sleeping bag made of caribou (reindeer) hide. The sleeping bag was used in 1884 during a dangerous Arctic rescue mission undertaken by the USS Bear, which resulted in locating the few desperate survivors of the ill-fated "Greely Expedition." Officially called the U.S. Expedition to Lady Franklin Bay, the expedition was part of the first cooperative effort among countries around the world to collect and share polar climate data for the purpose of expanding our understanding of the earth's climate system.

Zumba Classes - The Gerrard Berman Day School, Solomon Schechter of North Jersey
February 12, 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.

Music For Aardvarks I Love My Caregiver Valentine's Day Drop In Classes - 74 Magic
February 12, 2014 - Upper East Side

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and Music For Aardvarks Manhattan is celebrating by offering special drop in classes at all of their 19 locations. Classes are held all over Manhattan from the Financial District to Washington Heights. For a complete list of locations visit the website. The special valentine-themed classes will feature favorite Aardvarks tunes "Annie the Nanny," "Miami Grammy," "Me & My Dad," "I Love You," and "Taxi." It's a perfect way for children to celebrate Valentine's Day and the people they love. Visit Facebook and like Music For Manhattan-Manhattan to receive a special promotional price.

Music For Aardvarks I Love My Caregiver Valentine's Day Drop-In Classes - Modern Martial Arts
February 12, 2014 - Tribeca

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and Music For Aardvarks Manhattan is celebrating by offering special drop in classes at all of their 19 locations. Classes are held all over Manhattan from the Financial District to Washington Heights. For a complete list of locations visit the website. The special valentine-themed classes will feature favorite Aardvarks tunes "Annie the Nanny," "Miami Grammy," "Me & My Dad," "I Love You," and "Taxi." It's a perfect way for children to celebrate Valentine's Day and the people they love. Visit Facebook and like Music For Manhattan-Manhattan to receive a special promotional price.

Music For Aardvarks I Love My Caregiver Valentine's Day Drop-In Classes - New York Junior League
February 12, 2014 - Upper East Side

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and Music For Aardvarks Manhattan is celebrating by offering special drop in classes at all of their 19 locations. Classes are held all over Manhattan from the Financial District to Washington Heights. For a complete list of locations visit the website. The special valentine-themed classes will feature favorite Aardvarks tunes "Annie the Nanny," "Miami Grammy," "Me & My Dad," "I Love You," and "Taxi." It's a perfect way for children to celebrate Valentine's Day and the people they love. Visit Facebook and like Music For Manhattan-Manhattan to receive a special promotional price.

Fashion Plate Prix Fixe & Lincoln Square Crew Cuts Program - Lincoln Square
February 12, 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

Afternoon Explorers - Tenafly Nature Center
February 12, 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.

Thalia Book Club - Co-Mix: The Artistic Adventures of Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly - Symphony Space
February 12, 2014 - NYC

Art Spiegelman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the graphic novel Maus, and Françoise Mouly, designer and New Yorker art editor, give a behind-the-scenes look at their lives together and life's work and present two new books: Co-Mix: A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps by Spiegelman and In Love with Art: Françoise Mouly's Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman by Jeet Heer. Take advantage of a $15 ticket offer by using code "Art" at check-out.

Pre-Adopt Group - Modern Family Center
February 12, 2014 - Park Slope

Prospective parents considering adoption today are learning about the changing adoption landscape and the children waiting for families. Many prospective parents may have questions and concerns along with anticipation and excitement about starting their journey towards growing their families through adoption. The Pre-Adopt Group is open to all people who would appreciate a safe space to talk openly and meet others in the process of considering adoption. Please note that these pre-adopt groups are not intended to share adoption program specifics, but rather to explore the themes, feelings, and hopes of families considering moving forward with any adoption. You are welcome to attend just one or ongoing pre-adopt groups. Location: 36 Plaza Street Brooklyn, NY 11355

Bellydance and DJ Party with Noire Tagine GLOBAL - Tagine
February 12, 2014 - New York City

Every Wednesday night! Noire Dance and DJ Party Featuring: DJ Daziel, DJ Serpent and DJ Fatal with bellydancing! Purchase tickets at the door or online here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bellydance-and-dj-party-with-noire-tickets-10497126187

2beige with DJ Miss Guy - Up&Down
Through February 12, 2014 - New York

Join DJ Miss Guy for the premiere night of Erich Conrad?s 2beige with Sophia Lamar, Becka Diamond, Zac Sebastian, Mikey Hefez, Jon Lynn, Sammy Jo, and Alexandra Blair.

Christian Zacharias, piano - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 13, 2014 - New York

Highlights of Christian Zacharias' 2012-2013 season include recitals in Rome, Paris and London. His piano engagements include appearances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Halle Orchestra Manchester, Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Orquesta Nacional de Espana, and dual conducting and performing duties with the Orchestre National de France.

Die Fledermaus - Metropolitan Opera
February 13, 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.

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
February 13, 2014 - New York

The orchestra performs a program that includes Giya Kancheli's ... al Niente, a sonic tapestry of ravishing sounds and silences dedicated to conductor Yuri Temirkanov, as well as Tchaikovsky's treasured Piano Concerto No. 1 with Denis Kozhukhin and excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov's nationalistic opera based on two Russian legends.

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.

Gerald Finley & Julius Drake - Carnegie Hall
February 13, 2014 - New York

Baritone Gerald Finley sings Franz Schubert's Winterreise with pianist Julius Drake.

The Songs of Henry Krieger - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 13, 2014 - New York

As a product of the 1960s, New Yorker Henry Krieger grew up surrounded by the R&B music of the era as well as the burgeoning civil rights movement. Both of these urban influences are evident in his compositions, the first major one being the musical Dreamgirls, which he co-wrote with Tom Eyen, opening on Broadway in 1981. Dreamgirls won six Tony Awards, and Eyen and Krieger "gave theater an undeniable moment of greatness," wrote The New York Times. Dreamgirls was made into a feature film twenty-five years later and three of Krieger's songs were nominated for Oscars, and the cast album won a Grammy. Other scores of Krieger's include The Tap Dance Kid from 1983, and the much-acclaimed Side Show, which will be revived in 2014 with a production in LaJolla, CA, that then moves to Washington's Kennedy Center.

The Crossroads Project - Symphony Space
February 13, 2014 - New York

Responding to one of society's greatest challenges, this multi-media work on climate change weaves together a chorus of artistic and scientific voices. With the Fry Street Quartet, physicist Dr. Rob Davies, composer Laura Kaminsky, artist Rebecca Allan and photographer Garth Lenz.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
February 13, 2014 - Stony Point

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

Thursday Morning Storytime at B&N: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
February 13, 2014 - White Plains

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

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
February 13, 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 13, 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 13, 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 13, 2014 - Garnerville

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

Valentine's Day Card-Making Workshop @ The Field - Field Library
February 13, 2014 - Peekskill

Make a one-of-a-kind, super-fancy, sparkly Valentine for that special somebody! All ages are welcome. No sign-up required. Join in and go Valentine's Day Card crazy!

PlayMove&Sing Classes! with Sukey Molloy - Eastchester Public Library
February 13, 2014 - Eastchester

Join Sukey Molloy for fun, interactive PlayMove&Sing activities created for families with children ages birth-5 years. Sukey is an award-winning recording artist seen on 'BabyFirst' (TV) who specializes in movement songs to invite interactive play with puppets, scarves, balls, bells, stix, and more, for all to enjoy. Don't miss the fun!

Yoga for Kids at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 13, 2014 - Upper Nyack

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

How to Challenge Your Assessment: Donald X. Clavin - Floral Park Public Library
February 13, 2014 - Floral Park

Hempstead Town Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin he will host a tax forum at our library. Mr. Clavin will discuss important issues such as assessment challenges, tax exemptions, tax discounts, property tax payment dates, and convenient tax payment options. Register online or at the Reference Desk.

The Man Who Planted Trees- Puppet Theatre - Long Island Children's Museum
February 13, 2014 - Garden City

LICM is proud to present this international, award winning hit, The Man Who Planted Trees, presented by the Puppet State Theatre of Scotland. A unique blend of comedy, puppetry and inspired storytelling are combined in the telling of the captivating adaptation of Jean Giono's environmental cult classic. A French shepherd sets out with his dog to plant a forest and transform a barren wasteland. This multi-sensory theatrical delight allows the audience to hear the wind, feel the rain and smell the lavender as they witness an unforgettable story that shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make to the world.

'Whooo' Loves You? - Long Island Children's Museum
February 13, 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 13, 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 13, 2014 - Chappaqua

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

Valentine's Day Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Kensington branch
February 13, 2014 - Kensington

Kids make a Valentine's Day card of arts and crafts creation for special some one's.

Yoga for Toddlers - Brooklyn Public Library, Leonard branch
February 13, 2014 - Williamsburg

You and your child can participate in a yoga class specifically for children ages 18-36 months.

Valentine's Day Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
February 13, 2014 - Dyker Heights

Kids make a Valentine's day card or craft.

School Vacation Workshops: Creatures of the Night! - Bruce Museum
February 13, 2014 - Greenwich

A series of hands-on workshops exploring the exhibition In the Dark: Animal Survival Strategies and creating related projects. Topics over the 4 days include Bats are Furry Flyers, Owl Nightlights, Glowing Fireflies, and Nighttime Animal Eyes. Each workshop is a complete program, but the four projects are complementary. These inclusive workshops are suitable for students of all abilities. Reservations are required; call the Museum at 203-869-0376.

Sesame Street Live: 'Elmo Makes Music' - Theater at Madison Square Garden
February 13, 2014 - Midtown

Mark your calendar for a musical event like no other as your favorite monsters makes music! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music in Sesame Street Live "Elmo Makes Music." Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing. Jenny's new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover "instruments" they never knew existed...rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars. Elmo and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together. Adults will hear music they'll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as "The Hustle," "You Should Be Dancing" and "Rockin' Robin." "Elmo Makes Music" features nearly two dozen songs, including classics that children will love to sing along with such as "C Is for Cookie" and "The Alphabet Song."

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.

NY Autism Insurance Reform - Life's WORC Building
February 13, 2014 - Garden City

Come out and hear this vitally important presentation. Judith Aursitti, Autism Speaks Director of State Government Affairs will present on the NY State Autism Insurance Reform laws.

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.

Shadow Box Theater presents The African Drum - PS 3, The Bedford Village School
February 13, 2014 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

The Shadow Box Theater honors Black History Month with its adaptation of this African folktale. As always, the show features unique shadow puppetry and accompaniment from drums and guitar.

Musical Performance - Barnes and Noble-Utopia Center
February 13, 2014 - Fresh Meadows

Celebrate Black History Month when the Riverton St. Charter School's Glee Club performs. Enjoy their art department exhibition, too. This event is sure to be fun for the whole family.

Riverside Reptiles Returns! - Wilton Library
February 13, 2014 - Wilton

Explore the wonderful world of reptiles and amphibians in this engaging program. Meet various examples from these two similar, yet different groups of animals. Learn about their natural history and the importance of their conservation. You will also have a chance to pet a lizard, stare into the eyes of a huge toad, and touch a giant python. Grades K and up. Registration required.

Valentine Crafts and Snacks for Teens - Wilton Library
February 13, 2014 - Wilton

Teens in grades 6-12 can make a craft to keep or give to someone special on Valentine's Day. Refreshments will be provided. Registration required, space is limited.

TEEN ZOMBIE CLUB - Westport Library
February 13, 2014 - Westport

Meet other zombie fans and enjoy playing zombie games, watching zombie movies, discussing zombie books, and other zombie-related activities. For grades 6-12.

Valentine's Party! - Pump It Up Norwalk
February 13, 2014 - Norwalk

Watch an exciting Balloon Drop and do a fun Valentine craft project.

Tiny Tots: 'Let's Discover Nature' Hour - Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
February 13, 2014 - Smithtown

The "Let's Discover Nature" Hour is a special time for both parents and children age 3-5 to discover the wonders of their natural world together. Each program's theme will use nature explorations and hands-on activities as a springboard for learning. Reservations required at 631-265–1054.

Brazilica Thursdays - Lucille's
February 13, 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 13, 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.

Pre-Valentine Singles Mingle Charity - Iron Bar & Grill
February 13, 2014 - New York

***This event is open to all singles 21+*** WeekendDating.com has teamed up with several leading singles and professionals organizations to bring you more singles on this very special Pre-Valentine Day. Come out to Iron Bar on Thursday February 13, 2014 from 7PM – 10PM to meet that potential Valentine. Located just a block off Times Square, Iron Bar & Grill, is a stellar new Gastro Bar offering a featured selection of great gastronomic treats and wide selection of drinks (i.e. draft beers, wines and liquor). Over 200+ singles attended our event last year looking to mingle, drink, network, and make new connections! Enjoy: *Ice breaker games to get you mingling with other fun singles *Great party music (at a sensible noise level) *Prize giveaways *Cash Bar – Drink Specials Cost: $10.75 on/before 1/25 $15.00 1/26- 2/12 $20.00 on 2/13 or at the door A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Catholic Relief Services to support their community development and relief efforts to disaster victims. To purchase tickets online, use discount code “Fellowship” and go to http://www.weekenddating.com/upcoming.shtml?eventid=1588

'This [Baby] Life' - The New 42nd Street Studios
February 13, 2014 - Times Square Theater District

Enter the welcoming and cozy environment of This [BABY] LIFE and discover something beautiful and surprising with your littlest ones. Softly and sweetly, this contemporary dance piece invites the very, very young audience to mirror, interact and react to simple choreography. Accompanied by gentle melodies and rhythms, this memorable performance explores each child's capacity to participate in the exciting world around them.

Jennifer Leche League Simon - Lindenhurst Community Center
February 13, 2014 - Lindenhurst

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. At these monthly meetings, mothers share not only their questions and concerns but also the benefits and joys of breastfeeding.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibtion: The March - Arsenal in Central Park
February 13, 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.

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
February 13, 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!

Fashion Week Benefit F/W 2014 - Holy Apostles Ballroom
February 13, 2014 - New York

The Set NYC presents: Fashion Week Benefit F/W 2014. A benefit for Love146.org to end child trafficking. Designer Lucina Lu presents for 2014 'Timeless' fashion show. Presenting designer Autumn Lin Kietponglert (Styled to Rock on Bravo, Vogue.IT, Marie Claire). Introducing the modern essential leather trousers by Yossi for Kevin Shahroozi. Designer Kristin Costa (Couture Fashion Week, Victoria Secret wings with Izquierdo Studios) presents 'Underbelly'. This is Kristin Costa's Fashion Week F/W2014 premiere. 6:30pm: Doors open; 7:20pm: Lucina Lu 'Timeless'; 8:00 pm: Autumn Lin Kietponglert 'Singularities'; 8:15pm: Kristin Costa 'Underbelly'; 9pm- midnight: Yossi for Kevin Shahroozi. A special Fashion Week F/W2014 AFTERHOURS 9pm-midnight: Pop-Up Shop by Yossi for Kevin Shahroozi. Yossi and Kevin will be presenting their leather trousers at an interactive fashion event. During the event, there will be a runway show. Four key looks will be modeled. After the show, attendees will have an opportunity to be the FIRST to purchase the Yossi for Kevin Shahroozi leather trousers. Then the party begins. Guests will be enjoying themselves with drinks and cocktails while dancing the night away. Attire: Fashionably dressed. House music by DJ Joe Terra. A Valentines Day menu by Noel's Catering Kitchen. Artwork by Gylliayn. Musical Guest: Amanda Badze. Media sponsor: Elucid Fashion Magazine. Special VIP guests: Designer Phil Harris, model Eva Bruno, designer Clavon leonard, and Loraimy Rodriguez presenting 'Mystical Wonderland'. Hosted by actor Erik McKay (Film and Commercial actor, TV One Life to Live, All My Children, and The Americans). 21+ event, must bring IDs. Cash bar. $10 at entrance, portion of proceeds help Love146.org stop child human trafficking. Complimentary wine. Doors open 6:30pm on Thursday, Feb 13. At the Holy Apostles Ballroom in Chelsea, 296 9th Ave, near 28th St. Questions, please email press@thesetnyc.com. Donate Now to Love146.org! http://www.love146.org

DJ ?uestlove Presents Bowl Train - Brooklyn Bowl
February 13, 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.

2013-2014 Open Stage: Gamin Ensemble - Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Service NY
February 13, 2014 - New York

Gamin: Exotic Beauty over the Korea's Tradition. Gamin had a solo recital concert, “Gamin’s Piri, Meet the World!” at Bennett Media Studio in New York in 2011. Under the same concept of connecting the old (traditional music) and new (contemporary music), this performance will feature more diversity in her musical instruments, such as Piri, Taepyeongso, and Saenghwang, meeting the sophisticated sounds from new experimental languages of contemporary music. This performance aims to introduce the vibrancy and diversity of Korean traditional music by working with musicians of other disciplines including Jazz, Classical and Contemporary music. Gamin’s performance will contribute towards creating new works and collaborations with other world artists. This group will show that traditional music is not limited in one’s country but can be combined with other music genres in different parts of the world. Artists - Gamin: Sounds Artist & Musician (piri, taepyeongso, saenghwang); Elliott Sharp: Composer, Performer, Multi-instrumentalist; Dancer: Jee Yoon Hong. Program - Act I. Traditional Korean Music; Sangryungsan; Piri Sanjo; Taepyeongmu Sinawi. Act II. Metamorphose; Interdisciplinary artwork that combines sounds & movements. Act III. Cross-Cultural Improvisation; Ensemble with western instruments. Admission: Free but RSVP needed. Information: performingarts@koreanculture.org, 212-759-9550 ext.210. RSVP: http://www.koreanculture.org/?mid=RSVP02132014. Performance Information: http://www.koreanculture.org/?document_srl=275854

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

Fourth Annual Good Spirits - 82 Mercer
February 13, 2014 - New York

Edible Manhattan is celebrating the fourth annual Good Spirits, a cocktail pairing event in SoHo on Thursday, February 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. Distinguished spirit brands will be paired with popular New York City restaurants and food artisans for an evening of boozy revelry. Tickets cost $50 and can be purchased at http://bit.ly/GoodSpirits2014.

Heart & Soul: A Special Benefit Concert for White Plains Hospital - Capitol Theatre
February 13, 2014 - Port Chester

Concert benefiting the Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Featuring Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo Duo and Javier Colon, winner of "The Voice." VIP reception tickets include cocktails, lavish buffet, parking, and one VIP ticket. To purchase tickets call 914-681-1040 or email journal@wphospital.org. For information on Sponsorship Opportunities for the White Plains Hospital Benefit Concert, please call the Development Office at 914-681-1040.

Music For Aardvarks I Love My Caregiver Valentine's Day Drop-In Classes - Lincoln Center: Met Opera Guild
February 13, 2014 - Lincoln Square

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and Music For Aardvarks Manhattan is celebrating by offering special drop in classes at all of their 19 locations. Classes are held all over Manhattan from the Financial District to Washington Heights. For a complete list of locations visit the website. The special valentine-themed classes will feature favorite Aardvarks tunes "Annie the Nanny," "Miami Grammy," "Me & My Dad," "I Love You," and "Taxi." It's a perfect way for children to celebrate Valentine's Day and the people they love. Visit Facebook and like Music For Manhattan-Manhattan to receive a special promotional price.

Music For Aardvarks I Love My Caregiver Valentine's Day Drop-In Classes - Modern Martial Arts
February 13, 2014 - Tribeca

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and Music For Aardvarks Manhattan is celebrating by offering special drop in classes at all of their 19 locations. Classes are held all over Manhattan from the Financial District to Washington Heights. For a complete list of locations visit the website. The special valentine-themed classes will feature favorite Aardvarks tunes "Annie the Nanny," "Miami Grammy," "Me & My Dad," "I Love You," and "Taxi." It's a perfect way for children to celebrate Valentine's Day and the people they love. Visit Facebook and like Music For Manhattan-Manhattan to receive a special promotional price.

How Toddlers Thrive: What Parents Can Do to Plant the Seeds of Lifelong Success - Barnard College
February 13, 2014 - Upper West Side

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Barnard Center for Toddler Development, director Tovah Klein reflects on her firsthand work with thousands of toddlers. She will explain what parents can do to build resilience, self-reliance, self-regulation, and empathy in their child. Dr. Klein conducts research on children’s development, parents’ experience parenting young children, and the challenges of work and family. Dr. Klein is also the author of a new book, How Toddlers Thrive; a booksigning will follow the talk. For more information, visit barnard.edu/events.

Fashion Plate Prix Fixe & Lincoln Square Crew Cuts Program - Lincoln Square
February 13, 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

TheAfterwork - Fashion and Chocolate - Goldbar
February 13, 2014 - Manhattan

Join us in a stylish mood and enjoy the deep and vibrant music that our two DJs will spin for you… The splendid lingerie models from Von Tease will host the party with us. And because we love cherishing you, we will serve organic appetizers along our giant kosher chocolate fountain! Our event will be hosted at one of our favorite venues in Soho: the Goldbar and its fancy gilded skulls. Free appetizers, Happy Hour from 8pm to 10pm: $10 Cocktails instead of $16. A Limo service is offered to group of 10 Ladies, contact sam@samnjo.com for more info. Dress Code: Stylish fever. RSVP MANDATORY on http://samnjo.com/ . Check “Attend” to the Facebook Event.

Hard Talks: Is Psychoanalysis A Hoax? - The Jewish Museum
February 13, 2014 - New York

Hard Talks - Moderated by author and communications scholar Liel Leibovitz, Hard Talks is a new series featuring speakers with strongly opposing points of view addressing some of the most probing and provocative questions in intellectual history. Is Psychoanalysis A Hoax? The so-called “Freud Wars” began in the 1990s and never really ended. Neither side is forgiving in its account, and both reveal a profound anxiety that still surrounds the teachings of one of modernity’s most influential thinkers.

Are You Game? Speed Dating Game Night! - The Uncommons
February 13, 2014 - NYC

Just in time for Valentine's Day, POGO Events brings you a singles event with a difference. You will play three games in one hour (Taboo, Pictionary & Charades), switching tables after each game, with the aim of winning the heart of the stud(ette) across the table, as well as some amazing prizes. Don't hang around - V-Day is just around the corner and so is your soul mate... Besides, a little competition on the first date is a natural aphrodisiac!

Valentines Eve Cocktail Party - Southside NYC
February 13, 2014 - New York

Spend Valentine’s Eve with cocktails, chocolates, and a live date auction. Mingle with friends and meet someone new under candlelights at Southside Soho. Kick off the night with a one hour open bar and even get lucky with the winning bid for one of our eligible date auctions! Proceeds will support Water Collective’s clean water projects in west Africa. Join us and fall in love for an amazing cause.

The ‘Big Three’ in the 1940s-1960s New York Hat Industry: Mr. John, Sally Victor, and Lilly Dache - ArtsWestchester
February 13, 2014 - White Plains

A lecture by Colleen Hill, Associate Curator of Accessories, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. Hill will discuss the art of millinery's peak period, the 20th century, using three significant designers who shaped the New York hat industry as examples. From Mr. John, whose designs were worn by Vivien Leigh in "Gone with the Wind," to the unique styles of Sally Victor, and Lilly Dache, who created hats for stars such as Audrey Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich, this lecture will highlight a period of time when a woman chose a new hat before she chose the outfit to wear with it. For more information contact Lea Banks 914-428-4220 x330, or email lbanks@artswestchester.org.

ITTV presents Talent and Performers from all around the world... - Tagine
February 13, 2014 - New York City

ITTV presents Talent and Performers from all around the world... With Riad el Tunsi, Oksana Godiva, Caridad Fire Dance, Jerry Clicquot Tap Dance extravaganza and more Purchase tickets at the door for $10. Each ticket comes with one free drink. You can also buy tickets at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ittv-presents-talent-and-performers-from-all-around-the-world-tickets-10532058671

The NYU N'Harmonics Valentine's Day Show - 54 Below
February 13, 2014 - New York

NYU's crazy a cappella group, the N'Harmonics, bring their riff-tastic, balls to the wall show to 54 Below this Valentine's Week. With seriously tight harmonies, waterfall riffing, whistle tones that only dogs can hear, ungodly bass notes, and insane beat boxing, alongside a slew of other vocal acrobatics. Opening performance by Princeton's premier a cappella group, ROARING 20!

A Very Broadway Valentine's Day, Starring Your Favorite Broadway Couples With Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay, and more! - 54 Below
February 13, 2014 - New York

On the eve of Valentine's Day, Kara Lindsay, currently starring in Disney's Newsies on Broadway, will be joined on-stage by her husband Kevin Massey (Memphis), Jeremy Jordan (Newsies), Ashley Spencer (Rock of Ages), Drew Gehling (On A Clear Day), Santino Fontana (Cinderella) and Jessica Hershberg(Cinderella), Sara Jean Ford (The Phantom of the Opera), Kirsten Scott (Big Fish), Patrick Cummings (Happiness), his girlfriend, Alessa Neeck (Cinderella), Thea Brooks (Dirty Dancing), musical director Benjamin Rauhala, and more Broadway couples to be announced in a celebration of Broadway romance, both on and off-stage. The evening will also feature bluegrass trio Shubert Alley, featuring Massey, his brother Patrick Massey, and Jamison Scott. This is one concert no hopeless romantic should miss!

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.

Romance Under the Stars - American Museum of Natural History
February 14, 2014 - Upper West Side

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

Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise - Hornblower Cruises and Events
February 14, 2014 - New York

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

Starlight Music Series - Laura DiStasi - Top of the Rock
February 14, 2014 - New York

Visit the 67th floor at Top of the Rock Observation Deck on February 6th, 14th, 20th & 27th to experience the winter music showcase. Enjoy live music while taking in the spectacular, 360-degree panorama of New York City. Wine and champagne from Brasserie Ruhlmann will also be available for purchase. The Starlight Music Series is free with the price of admission to Top of the Rock. For the musical lineup and to purchase tickets, visit topoftherocknyc.com or call (212) 698-2000.

BeLOVE It or Not! Valentine's Day 'Buy One, Get One Free' Ticket Offer - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
February 14, 2014 - New York

This Valentine's Day, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square is inviting couples to skip the cliche dinner dates and plan an out-of-the-ordinary rendezvous filled with curiosity, amazement and amour. Couples willing to prove their love (or extreme like) with a kiss at the admissions desk will receive special "buy one, get one free" ticket pricing.

Prince Igor - Metropolitan Opera
February 14, 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.

Michael Feinstein - Carnegie Hall
February 14, 2014 - New York

Five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer, pianist, and renowned interpreter of the Great American Songbook Michael Feinstein performs a special concert in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage to be joined by Tony Award-nominee Laura Osnes and other guests to be announced.

Harlem Globetrotters - Barclays Center
February 14, 2014 - Brooklyn

The biggest family show in America is coming to Barclays Center when the Harlem Globetrotters take fan participation to the extreme by letting fans decide which New Globetrotter rule they'll add to the game like 6 on 5 or the Trick Shot Challenge! Experience hours of fun for kids, grandparents and everyone in between.

Beth Orton - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 14, 2014 - New York

The British-born singer-songwriter Beth Orton is a pioneer in the combination genre of folktronica, which bridges the gap between acoustic song craft and digital dance beats. She has recorded six albums since her debut in 1997, with a voice described as "a gorgeous instrument - airy and lilting with a twinge of melancholy" in the Washington Post. She performs in clubs around the world, and has recently gained exposure to a larger mainstream American audience as films such as Vanilla Sky and TV programs including Charmed and Grey's Anatomy have featured her songs on their soundtracks. Her most recent and most successful CD, Sugaring Season, shows Orton moving more to the folk side of things and away from the electronic, but with a sound still contemporary and timeless.

Kings of Leon - Madison Square Garden
February 14, 2014 -

The rock group brings the Mechanical Bull Tour to MSG, with special guest Gary Clark, Jr.

Zionsville High School Orchestra Performance - Sony Plaza Atrium, Sony Wonder Technology Lab
February 14, 2014 - Upper East Side

Enjoy a live musical performance by students from the Zionsville High School Orchestra in Zionsville, Indiana, in the Sony Plaza Atrium. No reservation required.

Cosmic Public Skate Night - Hommocks Park Ice Rink
February 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-10 - First United Methodist Church
February 14, 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.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw Public Libary, Village Branch
February 14, 2014 - Haverstraw

Creative kids ages of 4-12 can come to the library and play with LEGO's. Use your own or borrow bricks from the library.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 14, 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 14, 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.

Monster Jam - IZOD Center
February 14, 2014 - East Rutherford

Monster Jam® roars into the IZOD Center in East Rutherford featuring Monster Jam® Trucks: Grave Digger®, Madusa®, Grave Digger The Legend®, Captain America, Thrasher, Black Stallion, Overkill Evolution, and more. All tickets are $2 more day of show.

Valentines Day Art Party - Art Aventure
February 14, 2014 - Orangeburg

Have your child celebrate Valentine's Day at Art Adventure. This evening drop-off party is open to all ages (young children must be potty-trained). Kids will enjoy party art activities, pizza, and drinks included. Space is limited, reservations are required.

Circus Cares 4 Your Kids - The Circus Space
February 14, 2014 - Nyack

Nyack's own Amazing Grace circus invites parents to a enjoy a Valentine's Day dinner in Nyack while their kids learn circus skills and have a great time. Activities include juggling, trapeze, silks, tightwire, diabolos, acrobatics, and clowning. Kids can also watch circus movies. The fee for the evening also includes pizza, popcorn, cotton candy, and juice. Advance registration is required as this event typically sells out.

Winter Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
February 14, 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 14, 2014 - Bayside

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

Tot Shabbat - Temple B'nai Torah
February 14, 2014 - Wantagh

Put a Little Love In Your Shabbat when Temple B’nai Torah hosts a Tot Shabbat service. The community is invited to join Rabbi Marci N. Bellows, Cantor Steven Sher, and Emily Altman for this special early childhood Shabbat experience of singing, and storytelling. Temple B’nai Torah, a Reform congregation serves the South Shore of Nassau County, including Wantagh, Bellmore, Merrick, East Meadow, Levittown, Seaford, Massapequa, and Massapequa Park.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
February 14, 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 14, 2014 - Peekskill

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

Unexpected Love - Coco Le VU
February 14, 2014 - New york

Ease the tension of meeting someone new by Finding Love on the Menu with Food Before Love. On Valentines Day evening, because it's never too late for mystery and sweethearts, Join us for our Blind Speed Dating Event "Unexpected Love". Each attendee will participate in 12 to 15 dates, each lasting four minutes, so lets make the time count. Men will be blind folded upon entry till the dating is over while possible new sweethearts await. But sweets will await you as well. Tipsy Tasty will be providing a variety of decadent desserts for your pleasure. So spark up conversation with your Unexpected Love and Lets find Love on the Menu.

Learn Chess with Eric Fleischman - Brooklyn Public Library, Paerdegat branch
February 14, 2014 - Mill Basin

Learn chess from chess teacher Eric Fleischman.

Neighborhood Storytime - Brooklyn Public Library, Macon branch
February 14, 2014 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

Parents and caregivers take the lead and share stories, rhymes, and songs. Kids can play with toys and explore arts and crafts.

Cirque Fridays - Highline Ballroom
February 14, 2014 - New York

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

Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque Valentine's Spectacular - Highline Ballroom
February 14, 2014 - New York

Join Hostess World Famous *BOB* and a bevy of burlesque beauties, February 14th at the Highline Ballroom for the Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque Valentines Spectacular! Featuring Live Music with Broadway Brassy and The Brass Knuckles and steamy burlesque performances by the fastest tassel-twirler from East to West, Peekaboo Pointe, Hot! Intoxicating! 151 Proof! Rosie 151, 6 feet 5 inches of colossal classic allure, Mr. Gorgeous, The Gothic Gamine of Burlesque Cassandra Rosebeetle, The Candy Coated Cutie, LIl Miss Lixx, Hula Hoop Superstar, Pinkie Special, Francine "The Lucid Dream",& The Prima Ballerina of Burlesque, Aurora Black! Plus DJ Momotaro

Tilles Center Presents the St. Petersburg Philharmonic - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
February 14, 2014 - Greenvale

The internationally renowned orchestra performs a selection of works by Tchaikvosky.

Basic Computer - Floral Park Public Library
February 14, 2014 - Floral Park

For the computer novice, this class presented by Sharper Training Solutions will get you started. Learn the basics right from the beginning. Working with the mouse, opening and closing programs, using the desktop, understanding windows elements, getting out of trouble and more will be explained. Registration is online or at the Reference Desk.

Community Connections - Long Island Children's Museum
February 14, 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.

The Man Who Planted Trees- Puppet Theatre - Long Island Children's Museum
February 14, 2014 - Garden City

LICM is proud to present this international, award winning hit, The Man Who Planted Trees, presented by the Puppet State Theatre of Scotland. A unique blend of comedy, puppetry and inspired storytelling are combined in the telling of the captivating adaptation of Jean Giono's environmental cult classic. A French shepherd sets out with his dog to plant a forest and transform a barren wasteland. This multi-sensory theatrical delight allows the audience to hear the wind, feel the rain and smell the lavender as they witness an unforgettable story that shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make to the world.

'Whooo' Loves You? - Long Island Children's Museum
February 14, 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."

Sesame Street Live: 'Elmo Makes Music' - Theater at Madison Square Garden
February 14, 2014 - Midtown

Mark your calendar for a musical event like no other as your favorite monsters makes music! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music in Sesame Street Live "Elmo Makes Music." Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing. Jenny's new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover "instruments" they never knew existed...rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars. Elmo and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together. Adults will hear music they'll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as "The Hustle," "You Should Be Dancing" and "Rockin' Robin." "Elmo Makes Music" features nearly two dozen songs, including classics that children will love to sing along with such as "C Is for Cookie" and "The Alphabet Song."

They Called It Rock - Tarrytown Music Hall
February 14, 2014 - Tarrytown

"They Called It Rock" is Legendary Music in Motion with songs from iconic artists including Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Eagles, David Bowie, Elton John and more! A magical pairing of dance and rock n' roll featuring eight gifted dancers in a unique fusion of jazz, latin ballroom, salsa, and contemporary dance, set against a blazing backdrop of high definition video imagery. "They Called It Rock" is a fantasy exploring the serious assertion that rock music - to the youth of repressed societies - had the powerful ability to cut through the ideological barbed wire of government policies, therein becoming a metaphor for freedom, a catalyst for change, and a road map of possibilities for how good life could be.

Valentine's Day Bouquet Workshop - Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial
February 14, 2014 - Somers

Create a candy and flower wreath to give to a sweetheart, family member, or friend. Pre-register at 914-886-5108 or carolinesgardens@aol.com.

School Vacation Workshops: Creatures of the Night! - Bruce Museum
February 14, 2014 - Greenwich

A series of hands-on workshops exploring the exhibition In the Dark: Animal Survival Strategies and creating related projects. Topics over the 4 days include Bats are Furry Flyers, Owl Nightlights, Glowing Fireflies, and Nighttime Animal Eyes. Each workshop is a complete program, but the four projects are complementary. These inclusive workshops are suitable for students of all abilities. Reservations are required; call the Museum at 203-869-0376.

Munchkins and Mishpacha - Congregation Sons of Israel
February 14, 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.

Improvised Shakespeare - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
February 14, 2014 - Rockville Centre

Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written), The Improvised Shakespeare Company creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style. Each of the players has brushed up on his “thee’s” and “thou’s” to bring you an evening of off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. Any hour could be filled with power struggles, star-crossed lovers, sprites, kings, queens, princesses, sword-play, rhyming couplets, asides, insults, persons in disguise and all that we’ve come to expect from the pen of the Great Bard. The night could reveal a tragedy, comedy, or history. Nothing is planned-out, rehearsed, or written. Each play is completely improvised, so each play is entirely new!

The Harlem Globetrotters - Barclays Center
February 14, 2014 - Prospect Heights/Park Slope

The legendary Globetrotters bring the ball tricks and laughs to Barclays.

Family Movie Night - The Moxie Spot
February 14, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Enjoy family friendly movies and great food.

Teen Night - Westport Weston Family Y
February 14, 2014 - Westport

Youth Fun Nights at the Westport Weston Family Y give local 6th-8th graders for Friday evening full of swimming, basketball and fun activities like karaoke, bingo and table games. Held monthly during the school year and open to Y members and non-members alike, Youth Fun Nights are when the Family Y turns into a rockin' clubhouse for kids only on some nights, for 100 or more youngsters. Registration and Code of Conduct forms are available at westporty.org. If your tween has special needs, the Y will try to provide a buddy for your child. Contact Meg George, 203-226-8981, ext.179, or mgeorge@westporty.org, a week before the event to make arrangements.

Shadow Box Theater presents The African Drum - PS 3, The Bedford Village School
February 14, 2014 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

The Shadow Box Theater honors Black History Month with its adaptation of this African folktale. As always, the show features unique shadow puppetry and accompaniment from drums and guitar.

Gregory Porter - The Town Hall
February 14, 2014 - New York

Liquid Spirit marks Gregory Porter's Blue Note Records debut, which arrives on the heels of two critically acclaimed indie label albums that quickly propelled Porter to the upper echelon of contemporary male jazz singers and earned him two GRAMMY nominations.

Love is Good - Kupferberg Center for The Arts
February 14, 2014 - Flushing

A gorgeous theatrical soprano with a quicksilver vibrato that can make any romantic ballad seem loftier than it deserves.� � The New York Times Enjoy a very special Valentine�s Day concert with Christine Andreas and Martin Silvestri, masters of the romantic ballad. Andreas and Martin entertain with couple�s antics and a touch of humor. Be prepared for this romantic evening to leave you laughing, crying, or perhaps both! With brilliant lyrics and melodies, this special evening will showcase the power of love.

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night - Queens Theatre-Flushing Meadows Corona Park
February 14, 2014 - Flushing

The acclaimed Aquila Theatre will stage one of Shakespeare's funniest and most charming comedies. Written in 1600 and set against a background of romance and mystery, this hilarious story of identical twins and mistaken identity, set in the mystical world of Illyria, explores the universal themes of love and all its ambiguous effects on human behavior. Aquila takes this great Shakespearean masterpiece and infuse it with their unique brand of innovative and exciting theatricality. Aquila's creative team frees the essential spirit of the play in a production that is both faithful to Shakespeare and relevant and accessible to a modern audience. Although contemporary , the show still encompasses the shipwrecks, duels, love and jealousy, disguises, suspicion, and ultimate reconciliation of Shakespeare's superb text. Aquila's excellent British / American ensemble of professional actors will bring their unique experience, dedication and creativity to major stages across America. This new production promises to thrill and enchant. With a cast of superb performers, a remarkable original musical score, Aquila's much admired brand of innovative design and unique physical approach will undoubtedly be an experience not to be missed!

The Harlem Globetrotters:Fans Rule Tour - Barclays Center
February 14, 2014 - Prospect Heights/Park Slope

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters have been thrilling families and millions of fans for 88 years, all the while innovating the game in exciting new ways. Last year, the Globetrotters did something unparalleled in the history of sports and entertainment, letting fans vote on new rules to be used in actual games. It was so much fun, they're doing it again, and there are cool new rules to choose from!

Rainbow Loom® Club - Wilton Library
February 14, 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.

Parent's Night Out - Pump It Up Norwalk
February 14, 2014 - Norwalk

This Valentine's Day drop your child off at Pump It Up - they'll have bouncing and sliding fun while you get a few hours to yourself. Includes 1 slice of pizza, beverage and fun crafts project. Reservations are required.

Winter Vacation Jump-n-Art Adventures at Pump It Up - Pump It Up Norwalk
February 14, 2014 - Norwalk

Drop off your child for a few hours of games, prizes, fun crafts projects, snack plus bouncing and sliding fun, with themes like Jurassic Land, Treasure Island, Circus School and more. Check the website for more information.

Fandoms United! - Fairfield Public Library
February 14, 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.

Watson Adventures' Naked at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 14, 2014 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique, nudity-infused scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! You'll scrutinize paintings, sculptures, period rooms, sultry sirens, a literally bronzed Adonis, a medieval codpiece, an incontinent Cupid and a randy reveler who'll make you exclaim, "I never sausage behavior!" No previous experience with art, or nudity, is required. This hunt is for adults only. If you've done Watson Adventures' Murder at the Met Hunt, prepare yourself for something completely different - a lighthearted romp featuring new questions, new exhibits and lots of humor. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

Valentine's Day Dance Party - J&B Easter Seals Child Development Center
February 14, 2014 - Sayville

Children enjoy snacks, music, cookie decorating and games.

Jeffrey Milarsky Conducts World Premieres - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 14, 2014 - New York

Jeffrey Milarsky, conductor; Juilliard Orchestra; Alex Shiozaki, violin; Onadek Winan, soprano. SHEN YIWEN Reminiscence and Oblivion (2013)*; SAYO KOSUGI Lilac Nova (2013); ALEXANDER LIEBERMANN Rondeaux (2013); ROSS S. GRIFFEY Overture to "This Side of Paradise" (2013). * Recipient of the Arthur Friedman Prize. Internationally-acclaimed American conductor and Juilliard faculty member Jeffrey Milarsky leads the Juilliard Orchestra in a program of world premieres by Juilliard composers. FREE tickets available 1/31 at the Juilliard Box Office.

Valentine�s Day Moon River Walk - Connetquot River State Park
February 14, 2014 - Oakdale

Enjoy a leisurely walk along the meandering moonlit trails of the preserve. This is an excellent chance to get outside and enjoy the fresh winter air. Call 631-581-1072 to reserve a spot.

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.

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. and the Farmingdale State College Foundation Scholarship Breakfast - Farmingdale State College Campus Center
February 14, 2014 - Farmingdale

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) along with Farmingdale State College Foundation will present its annual Fred Breithut Scholarship Breakfast Fundraiser. This year’s theme is “We Love Robotics!” All proceeds will go to benefit the Fred Breithut Scholarship which awards an incoming Farmingdale State College student $1,000 for each semester he/she attends the college. The memorial scholarship honors Mr. Breithut belief in furthering the education of the youth on Long Island.

Valentine's Day Tango Party - Pearl Studios
Through February 14, 2014 - New York

New York City’s premier school of Argentine Tango is hosting a fantastically unique event. Strictly TangoNYC’s exclusive Wine & Tango Sampling is the perfect evening for those intrigued by this elegant and sensuous dance, or for anyone seeking a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Have a taste of tango for the first time with New York City’s only school dedicated strictly to Argentine Tango. Learn about the origins of this passionate dance by tasting the rich flavors of the local wines and sampling traditional Argentinean foods. A special “Taste of Tango” introductory class will be given by Strictly Tango NYC’s Maestro and tango show producer Sergio Segura. Later in the evening, experience a fun side of tango not found anywhere else with tango games, stage tango poses, tango line dancing, and tango demonstrations. Special performances will be given by instructors and students of the school to illuminate the drama of tango at a performance level. Whether you have always wanted to learn tango or have never thought of dancing at all, if you have a desire to break from the ordinary our Wine and Tango Sampling is a night not to be missed! WHERE: Thu Feb 13th, 7:15pm at Room 401; OR Fri Feb 14th, 7:15pm at Room 404. Wine and tango partyPRICES: - IN ADVANCE until February 8th: $100 per couple , $150 after. -STNYC Students IN ADVANCE: $80 per couple, $130 after. Guests of this event will be privy to exclusive offers on tango class packages listed at http://www.learnargentinetango.com/gift-certificates/. ..because one taste is never enough. The cover includes: Live music; Live performances; Wine sampling, 2 glasses of wine each, of their choice; Aphrodisiac Hors devours – (cheeses, salamis, breads, fruits, chocolate desserts); “Taste of Tango” class; Tango games. **Cash bar will be available to purchase additional refreshments and wine. ***Sign up for our email list and receive our discounted “Friends and Family” rate!*** More information at : www.learnargentinetango.com strictlytangonyc@gmail.com

Forbidden Lingo Poetry Series 'Love Meets Lust' Hosted By VH-1 Personality Po Johnson - Tammany Hall
February 14, 2014 - New York

Friday February 14th from the Land of Love and the Island of Lust; The Republic and Elite Sylvain Promotions bring to you Forbidden Lingo. A place where lovers can enter into a world of mystical wonderment and good times. Where rules don't apply and the only motive is to be entertained. With special guest host VH-1's Po Johnson featuring R&B, Poetry, live DJ; and special performances from the most influential street poets of New York; Cheeki Pow Pow, Flirtus, Poetry 'N' Motion and Venor. Advanced Tickets Are $15 and $20 At The Door. 2/1 Cocktails Courtesy Of Smoke Drinks For One Hour. your night is guaranteed to leave you fulfilled and wanting more. So come out and become Forbidden.

'This [Baby] Life' - The New 42nd Street Studios
February 14, 2014 - Times Square Theater District

Enter the welcoming and cozy environment of This [BABY] LIFE and discover something beautiful and surprising with your littlest ones. Softly and sweetly, this contemporary dance piece invites the very, very young audience to mirror, interact and react to simple choreography. Accompanied by gentle melodies and rhythms, this memorable performance explores each child's capacity to participate in the exciting world around them.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibtion: The March - Arsenal in Central Park
February 14, 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.

BFF Valentine's Party - The Empire Hotel
February 14, 2014 - New York

Spend Valentine's Day with those you love most - your best friends! Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and dancing while Astrologer Susan Miller tells you what the stars having in store for 2014. The evening will be hosted by Fashion Blogger Courtney Kerr, star of Bravo TV's "Courtney Loves Dallas." Tickets can be purchased by emailing bffparty@empirehotelnyc.com

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
February 14, 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!

Much Ado About Nothing - The Players Theatre
February 14, 2014 - Greenwich Village

The Theatre Project's Exciting and innovative resident company TP&co, presents Shakespeare's best comedy,�Much Ado About Nothing. Masquerade balls and mistaken identities leave you on the edge of your seat in this timeless battle of the sexes. Running Off-Broadway at the historic Players Theatre for a 3-week, limited-engagement.

Music For Aardvarks I Love My Caregiver Valentine's Day Drop-In Classes - Go Fish
February 14, 2014 - Upper East Side

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and Music For Aardvarks Manhattan is celebrating by offering special drop in classes at all of their 19 locations. Classes are held all over Manhattan from the Financial District to Washington Heights. For a complete list of locations visit the website. The special valentine-themed classes will feature favorite Aardvarks tunes "Annie the Nanny," "Miami Grammy," "Me & My Dad," "I Love You," and "Taxi." It's a perfect way for children to celebrate Valentine's Day and the people they love. Visit Facebook and like Music For Manhattan-Manhattan to receive a special promotional price.

Music For Aardvarks I Love My Caregiver Valentine's Day Drop-In Classes - Manhattan Jewish Experience
February 14, 2014 - Upper West Side

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and Music For Aardvarks Manhattan is celebrating by offering special drop in classes at all of their 19 locations. Classes are held all over Manhattan from the Financial District to Washington Heights. For a complete list of locations visit the website. The special valentine-themed classes will feature favorite Aardvarks tunes "Annie the Nanny," "Miami Grammy," "Me & My Dad," "I Love You," and "Taxi." It's a perfect way for children to celebrate Valentine's Day and the people they love. Visit Facebook and like Music For Manhattan-Manhattan to receive a special promotional price.

Music For Aardvarks I Love My Caregiver Valentine's Day Drop-In Classes - Chelsea Studios
February 14, 2014 - Chelsea

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and Music For Aardvarks Manhattan is celebrating by offering special drop in classes at all of their 19 locations. Classes are held all over Manhattan from the Financial District to Washington Heights. For a complete list of locations visit the website. The special valentine-themed classes will feature favorite Aardvarks tunes "Annie the Nanny," "Miami Grammy," "Me & My Dad," "I Love You," and "Taxi." It's a perfect way for children to celebrate Valentine's Day and the people they love. Visit Facebook and like Music For Manhattan-Manhattan to receive a special promotional price.

Kidville presents...A Drop-off Event: The Sweetest Valentine’s Day Party Ever! - Kidville Mount Kisco
February 14, 2014 - Mount Kisco

Celebrate love, laughter and happily ever after at Kidville's Sweetest Valentine's Day Party on Friday, February 14, 2014 from 6pm-9pm. Parents go play on the town while kids play at Kidville. Valentine's Day party includes: -Take-home Cupid art project -Groovin' to love ballads -Story time -Pizza and juice or water -Interactive gym time and a jumpy castle This is a drop-off event for children ages 2-7. Spots are limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Reserve your space by calling 914-458-1909.

Oyster Is the Ultimate Aphrodisiac - Valentine's Day - Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant Brooklyn
February 14, 2014 - Brooklyn

Oysters have for centuries been known as the ultimate aphrodisiac, so Brooklyn love birds should follow cupid's arrow to 254 Fifth Avenue in Park Slope with the destination Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn on Valentine's Day, Friday, February 14, for its $55 per person (plus tax and gratuity) Three-Course Love Potion Dinner Menu.

Amanda Seales It's Complicated - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
February 14, 2014 - New York

Each paid admission includes a complimentary round of champagne!...Suck at relationships? Don't we all, including comedian/tv host Amanda Seales. So what better way to deal than to write a show about it?! After a successful summer run at The Stand, It's Complicated: Hilarical Answers to Serious Questions on Love returns for a special Valentine's Day show! Using characters, music, audience interaction and more, Amanda answers the questions women are asking each other, themselves, or their therapists about love and lookin for it!

Valentine's Day Beginner Tango Workshop - Triangulo
February 14, 2014 - New York

Looking for something to do on Valentine’s Day with your loved one? Why not come to Triangulo for a special Valentine treat? A beginner lesson taught by Carina Moeller, owner of Triangulo Tango Studio, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries are included in this special night at our intimate studio. For couples only. $110 per couple in advance (Recommended) – $125 at the door. Visit our website www.tangonyc.com to register or for more information.

Valentine's Day at LuLu & Me: 36-year Partnership Inspires Menu - Lulu & Me Gastrobar
February 14, 2014 - New York

Venus, the Goddess of Love, and a 36-year partnership is the inspiration for the Valentine’s Day four-course dinner menu on Friday, February 14, at LuLu & Me (253 Fifth Avenue, New York City) from the restaurant’s owners – Chef Karen Fohrhatz Miele and her husband/manager Michael Miele – guaranteed to get right to your lover’s heart for just $55 per person. “The love of great food and drink is often the recipe to bring lovers together,” say the Mieles, who have been married restaurateurs for more than three decades, and opened the eclectic, new world restaurant LuLu & Me in 2012. “Venus will be smiling as you’re dining on the menu which includes such romance-inspiring ingredients as raspberries, vanilla, pine nuts, salmon, avocado, pomegranate, lemon, arugula, ginger, chili peppers and chocolate.” The following is the LuLu & Me Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu: Course One - Sparkling Wine Toast – Glass of Prosecco with three-cheese & pine nut shortbread; Course Two – Appetizer – Choice of Fresh Maine Lobster – frisee, arugula, avocado salad or Fettuccine - porcini, shiitake mushrooms; Course Three - Entrée – choice of Sea Scallops - red quinoa, parsnips, limonata or North Atlantic Salmon - miso butter, ginger, spinach, shiitake mushrooms or Ribeye Steak - pan roasted Yukon Gold potatoes; Course Four – Dessert - Warm Chocolate Cake - vanilla ice cream, salty caramel sauce or Raspberry Walnut Tart – cream. The special Valentine’s Cocktail, “LuLu’s Pomegranate Martini,” is also on the menu, priced at $10. For reservations call 212-490-2460 or visit www.luluand.me.

Valentines Day Special with bellydancing, and burlesque show! - Tagine
February 14, 2014 - New York City

... the most romantic, exotic, chill atmosphere for you and your special someone, entrance your senses mesmerizing bellydancers, firedancers, and a special surprise at midnight. Bellydance Performance by Neva, after Florencia de la Fuente and to top it off a burlesque show at midnight by Aissa! Purchase tickets at the door for $10 or online at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/valentines-day-special-with-bellydancing-and-burlesque-show-tickets-10533151941

Michael McCorry Rose and Tiffany Haas Cheek to Cheek: A Broadway Romance - 54 Below
February 14, 2014 - New York

This Valentine's Day, Broadway's Michael McCorry Rose and Tiffany Haas, who regularly play opposite each other as Wicked's favorite romantic duo, Glinda and Fiyero, premiere their brand new show at 54 Below. Cheek to Cheek, a fun and flirty evening featuring Broadway love songs, will feature cherished classics from landmark composers: Gershwin to Guettel and everything in between, including songs by some of New York's best new musical theater songwriters. Join us this Valentine's Day for an enchanted evening of romance on Broadway.

Grand Opening Celebration of BPM: Click Fridays - BPM
February 14, 2014 - New York

NYC’s hottest new nightclub BPM (516 W. 42nd St.) will celebrate with a grand opening party Valentine’s Day weekend. On Friday, February 14th, DJ/producer Danny Verde will kickoff CLICK, the new Friday party for men at BPM (beats per minute). Doors open and 11pm and tickets are $20 in advance.

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
February 15, 2014 - New York

NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show STRAWBERRY FIELDS featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA Doors: 11am - Show: 12pm Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip $40 adv, $42.50 door STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of "Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be".

Before the Fall: From the Roaring Twenties to the Crash of 29 - New-York Historical Society
February 15, 2014 - New York

The Byron Wien Lecture on Financial History, featuring financial journalist James Grant, historian Amity Shlaes, and Byron Wien (moderator) discussing "Before the Fall: From the Roaring Twenties to the Crash of '29."

Enrique Iglesias & Friends - El Concierto de los Enamorados - Madison Square Garden
February 15, 2014 - New York

Enrique Iglesias has sold more than 100 million albums (albums and singles combined) worldwide, released nine studio albums plus two greatest hits compilations, and is a multiplatinum artist in almost every country around the world. Enrique has headlined nine world tours throughout his career having performed in literally every corner of the world including New York, Mexico, Madrid, London, Sydney, as well as going to cities such as Cairo, Latvia, Minsk, Morocco, Istanbul and Cape Town.

The 70's Soul Jam Valentine's Concert - Beacon Theatre
February 15, 2014 - New York

Featuring The Stylistics, the Dramatics, the Emotions, Howard Melvin's Blue Notes, and New Birth.

Valentine's Day Brunch Cruise - Hornblower Cruises and Events
February 15, 2014 - New York

Experience the most romantic New York brunch cruise aboard the finest yacht on the Hudson this Valentine's Day. Enjoy an elegant brunch buffet, Prosecco, Mimosas and mineral water served throughout cruise and ever-changing views. Create a new tradition with your loved one as you dance to songs played by their DJ.

Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise - Spirit Cruises
Through February 15, 2014 -

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

Die Fledermaus - Metropolitan Opera
February 15, 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.

Dianne Reeves - Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through February 15, 2014 - New York

On Reeve's return to Jazz at Lincoln Center for Valentine's Day, the four-time Grammy Award winner will demonstrate that no singer is better equipped to captivate and seduce you with songs of love and romance. Her astonishing instrument is a given, but even more impressive is her refusal to hide behind it -- with nuanced restraint and dynamics, she unfailingly inhabits every story she spins into song.

Celebrate 20 Years with Rioult Dance NY - 92nd Street Y
Through February 15, 2014 - New York

In 1994 Rioult officially incorporated his company. Twenty years later he reflects on the history of the company and pays homage to his mentors May O'Donnell and Martha Graham. See Rioult Dance as part of a year-long 20th anniversary celebration.

Elena Demyanenko & Dai Jian - New York Live Arts
Through February 15, 2014 - New York

A multi-media duet exploring relationship, Blue Room is a collaboration between Chinese artist Dai Jian and Russian-born Elena Demyanenko, recent alumni of Trisha Brown Dance Company. This evening of individual and paired works will unfold as a dialogue through myriad possible intricate and detailed existences. Two independent mind-bodies with different backgrounds, behaviors, languages and cultures suture together, provoking a third presence unique to each performance.

Watson Adventures' Naked at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 15, 2014 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique, nudity-infused scavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! You'll scrutinize paintings, sculptures, period rooms, sultry sirens, a literally bronzed Adonis, a medieval codpiece, an incontinent Cupid and a randy reveler who'll make you exclaim, "I never sausage behavior!" No previous experience with art, or nudity, is required. This hunt is for adults only. If you've done Watson Adventures' Murder at the Met Hunt, prepare yourself for something completely different - a lighthearted romp featuring new questions, new exhibits and lots of humor. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
February 15, 2014 - New York

The works featured on this program by fellow countrymen Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff are at the core of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra's identity, with their gripping interpretations captivating audiences worldwide.

Book Signing Event with Celebrity Dog Groomer Jorge Bendersky - Barnes & Noble - Yonkers
February 15, 2014 - Yonkers

Join celebrity dog groomer, Jorge Bendersky, on February 15th at Barnes & Noble in Yonkers, NY for a book-signing event for the launch of his new book titled: "DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show." A raffle will take place during the event, and a lucky attendee will win a special grooming kit from Bendersky, along with a glitter tattoo. Bendersky started a big trend this year with glitter tattoos for dogs. These stylish tattoos are temporary, safe, and non-toxic for fabulous, furry friends.? ? About "DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show" You can often tell how healthy a dog is by coat appearance. Grooming your dog regularly offers clues to her health: it nips potential health problems, like allergies, poor nutrition, parasites, or diseases, in the bud, or at least gives you some early warning about them. Grooming also makes your dog (and you) comfortable socializing. And it stops the spread of dirt, fleas, and germs. Plus, you can groom your dog at home, without the expense and hassle of a professional groomer. But perhaps the biggest benefit to grooming your dog yourself is strengthening your bond with her. It can be a fun time to share, and it helps build trust. ? "DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show" will show you how to take the best care of your dog, regardless of breed, temperament, or age. Practical step-by-step photos will take you through everything you need to know to bathe and trim your dog, care for nails, ears, teeth, and more. Learn how to train her to relax and enjoy grooming. About Jorge Bendersky Jorge Bendersky is a celebrity dog groomer in New York City. He grooms Manhattan area dogs and consults on dog grooming. He has been a contestant on the Animal Planet show, "Groomer Has It," a judge on TLC's "Extreme Poodles," and an expert on Animal Planet's "Dogs 101." He has also appeared on "The Today Show," ABC "Nightline," CW11, and "E! News," and in the New York Post, the New York Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, and more. Visit his website at planetjorge.com. ?

Marc Anthony - Barclays Center
February 15, 2014 - Brooklyn

As part of his traditional Valentine's Day show in his hometown of New York City, Grammy Award-winner Marc Anthony will perform at Barclays Center.

Jonathan Groff - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
February 15, 2014 - New York

As a young boy in Lancaster, PA, Jonathan Groff played Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz in a family production in a barn. It got him started on a love of performing, and once he saw Annie Get Your Gun in elementary school he knew he would have a life in the theater. He got his wish, appearing in Off-Broadway productions including Prayer for My Enemy, The Singing Forest at The Public Theater, the Broadway musical In My Life, and several regional tours, all leading to his starring role as Melchior in the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening, for which he earned a Tony nomination. Groff's sweet tenor landed him on the popular TV show Glee, and he can be seen in the upcoming film The Normal Heart. Groff concertizes as well, singing pop tunes and Broadway songs "that we can turn on their head a little bit and make it surprising and interesting for us as well as for the crowd."

Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra JATA: Colombia & Peru - Symphony Space
Through February 15, 2014 - New York

Jazz Across the Americas: Colombia and Peru, explores jazz as expressed by some of today's leading artists and composers from those countries now living in the United States. Representing Colombia: pianist/composer Pablo Mayor, accordionist/composer Gregorio Uribe, and from Peru- trumpeter/composer Gabriel Alegria, saxophonist/composer Laura Andrea Leguia and percussionist/composer Ivonne Paredes with guest artists Yuri Juarez, Criolla guitar, Freddy Huevito Lobton, Cajon and Zapateo dancing. The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra will perform repertoire from these artists and will premiere several newly commissioned works as well. For over centuries, dissimilar cultures from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and other regions of the world have melded with the indigenous traditions of South America. The result, particularly in terms of music, is the presence of a wealth of diverse styles - many of them distinct hybrids that exist nowhere else.

Glass Farm Ensemble: New Music for Voice/Ensemble - Symphony Space
February 15, 2014 - New York

The Glass Farm Ensemble will play the world premiere of Enjott Schneider's Robert Schumanns Traumreise, a new work for voice, flute, clarinet, percussion, and piano commissioned by the Ensemble. The Sappho-Lieder by Adreas Lorenzo Scartazzini are set for bass voice and piano.

Angelique Kidjo - The Town Hall
February 15, 2014 - New York

The Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo is the continent's most internationally celebrated female artists. The prolific Kidjo already has 12 acclaimed albums to her name - this concert marks the New York stop of her new album release tour.

Royal Hanneford Circus - Westchester County Center
February 15, 2014 - White Plains

Westchester's favorite show is back! The Royal Hanneford Circus is coming to town for President's Day Weekend. The show will feature Grandma the clown, terrific tigers, acrobats, mother and baby elephants, the human cannon ball, ATV daredevils, trapeze stars, and much more! Tickets are available at the Westchester County Center Box Office as of Nov. 21, 2013 at 10am (no service fees apply), through Ticketmaster at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000 (service fees will apply).

Helping Hands Family Workshops - Clay Art Center
February 15, 2014 - Port Chester

A half-day workshop for a child and special adult to create magical memories while working together on a clay project that will be glazed and fired. Fee includes all materials and firing.

The Littlest Mermaid - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
February 15, 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?

Great Backyard Bird Count - Queens Botanical Garden
February 15, 2014 - Flushing

Join QBG for the 17th annual bird counting event. Our results will be added to those submitted from around the world. Meet at the Visitor & Administration Building lobby. To register, email sromar@queensbotanical.org.

CINDERELLA - Theatre Three
February 15, 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.

MY FIRST MOVIES - Island 16 Cinema De Lux
February 15, 2014 - Holtsville

This fun and music filled theater experience is designed for toddlers and parents. The movie theater's lights are kept on and the movies are kept short. Mitten the Kitten emcees the program. Education films such as Harry the Bunny, Tillie Knock-Knock, Peekaboo, VocabuLARRY, Rainbow Horse will be shown.

Map NYC: ABC 123 - New York Transit Museum
February 15, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

There are 24 subway lines and over 200 bus routes in New York City. Pick your favorite and design a map inspired by your choice! For ages 3 and older.

Monster Jam - IZOD Center
February 15, 2014 - East Rutherford

Monster Jam® roars into the IZOD Center in East Rutherford featuring Monster Jam® Trucks: Grave Digger®, Madusa®, Grave Digger The Legend®, Captain America, Thrasher, Black Stallion, Overkill Evolution, and more. All tickets are $2 more day of show.

Monster Jam - IZOD Center
February 15, 2014 - East Rutherford

Monster Jam� roars into the IZOD Center in East Rutherford featuring Monster Jam� Trucks: Grave Digger�, Madusa�, Grave Digger The Legend�, Captain America, Thrasher, Black Stallion, Overkill Evolution, and more. All tickets are $2 more day of show.

Casey Carle's Bubblemania - Bergen PAC
February 15, 2014 - Englewood

It's a soapy spectacular as pre-eminent bubble artist Casey Carle, bubble consultant to Cirque du Soleil, brings his act to BergenPAC. Loaded with visual comedy, quick wit, and big band music, not to mention big beautiful bubbles, Casey Carle's BubbleMania is an interactive treat for the whole family.

Picture Book Time-Ridgewood - Ridgewood Library
February 15, 2014 - Ridgewood

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

Hercules - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
February 15, 2014 - Elmont

An outrageous odyssey of fun, fantasy, and adventure unfolds in the hilarious adaptation of this Greek myth.

Storytime: Black History Month - Barnes & Noble
February 15, 2014 - West Nyack

Children are invited to learn about Black History Month with a special reading of Henry's Freedom Box by written by Ellen Levine and illustrated by Kadir Nelson. The book is a stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom. For ages 5-8. Cookies, crafts, and other activities will round out the festivities.

Shabbaba Shabbat - Orangetown Jewish Center
February 15, 2014 - Orangeburg

Families with toddlers are invited to meet in the synagogue's ?Family Room? for this Saturday morning service with an interactive and musical format that encourages both children and adults to explore the spiritual aspects of Shabbat. The service ends with the children joining the main sanctuary service for the concluding prayers followed by the congregational lunch.

Musical Playdate - Scarsdale Public Library
February 15, 2014 - Scarsdale

Join in a friendly concert and discover the violin and viola, with Chi-Chi Bestman. Registration is not required.

Parachute Playtime - Scarsdale Public Library
February 15, 2014 - Scarsdale

Registration is required but not limited to Scarsdale card holders.

Drop-In Crafts for Kids - Scarsdale Public Library
February 15, 2014 - Scarsdale

Crafty fun for ages 3-1/2 to 7 years.

Havdalah in Pajamas - Bet Torah Nursery School
February 15, 2014 - Mt. Kisco

Havdalah is the weekly end of the Jewish Sabbath. This special evening includes bedtime stories, songs, a family Havdalah service and a light dinner.

Day & Night Brunch Club - Highline Ballroom
February 15, 2014 - New York

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The Good Life Saturdays - Highline Ballroom
February 15, 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 15, 2014 - Upper Nyack

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

The Man Who Planted Trees- Puppet Theatre - Long Island Children's Museum
February 15, 2014 - Garden City

LICM is proud to present this international, award winning hit, The Man Who Planted Trees, presented by the Puppet State Theatre of Scotland. A unique blend of comedy, puppetry and inspired storytelling are combined in the telling of the captivating adaptation of Jean Giono's environmental cult classic. A French shepherd sets out with his dog to plant a forest and transform a barren wasteland. This multi-sensory theatrical delight allows the audience to hear the wind, feel the rain and smell the lavender as they witness an unforgettable story that shows us the difference one man (and his dog!) can make to the world.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
February 15, 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.

South Shore Symphony Showcase - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
February 15, 2014 - Rockville Centre

This concert's repertoire will include Bach � Passacaglia and Fugue BWV 582 in C minor (arr. Stokowski); Mozart � Symphony No. 40, K. 550 in G minor; Mozart � Concerto for Bassoon K. 191 in B flat major; (Florence Stadtlander, bassoon) and Strauss � Don Juan.

Great Backyard Bird Count - Westmoreland Sanctuary
February 15, 2014 - Mount Kisco

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

Eagles on the Hudson - Westmoreland Sanctuary
February 15, 2014 - Mount Kisco

Winter may send many individuals to seek sanctuary inside their homes where it is warm. But a great opportunity awaits in the outdoors! Many eagles spend the winter months on the Hudson. Join the Westmoreland Sanctuary staff on an eagle watch along the Hudson. Meet at the Sanctuary, then caravan to Croton Point (or the area with the most eagle sightings). Bring binoculars if you have them. Remember to dress warmly and bring warm beverages to fight the chill. This program will be weather dependent, so if it looks bad call to check on the status. Pre-registration is requested by Feb. 13 at 914-666-8448.

Saturday Specials at the Chappaqua Public Library - Chappaqua Public Library
February 15, 2014 - Chappaqua

A program for special needs kids and their families. Stories, songs, sensory activities, schmoozing, and surprises for all ages. Registration required.

Raptors for Rookies - Teatown Lake Reservation
February 15, 2014 - Ossining

Erin Baker, Teatown's raptor expert will show a few of the reservation's raptors and talk about their conservation status in the region. Be prepared to walk outdoors. To register, call 914-762-2912 x110.

Helping Hands Family Workshop - Clay Art Center
February 15, 2014 - Port Chester

A one-day workshop for a child and special adult. Create magical memories while working together on a clay project that will be glazed and fired. The class fee includes all materials and firing.

Haiti Cultural Exchange presents Krik? Krak! - Brooklyn Public Library, Central branch
February 15, 2014 - Prospect Heights

Traditional Haitian storytelling and songs will be led by Haitian authors, performers and musicians whose dramatic retellings will incite a love of Haitian myth and color children's dreams with wonder.

Mafia Walking Tour - Meet outside of Cacio e Vino
February 15, 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

Animal Encounters - Cranberry Lake Preserve
February 15, 2014 - N. White Plains

Learn about the nature center animals up close and personal. Please call to check time.

Creations from Nature - Lenoir Nature Preserve
February 15, 2014 - Yonkers

Remove invasive vines from the trees, then weave them into wreaths, baskets, hearts, and more.

Valentine Crafts - Trailside Nature Museum
February 15, 2014 - Cross River

Mother Nature will provide the materials needed to make personalized gifts for loved ones.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour - Maritime Aquarium
February 15, 2014 - Norwalk

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

Tai Chi - Mineola Public Library
February 15, 2014 - Mineola

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

A Concert Performance, Handle with Care: The Traveling Wilburys - Mineola Public Library
February 15, 2014 - Mineola

A tribute show featuring the collected and individual songs of The Travelling Wilburys, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and George Harrison�plus interesting facts about the songs and the making of the great super-group.

Black History Month: Telling Our Stories - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 15, 2014 - Crown Heights

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

Block Party - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 15, 2014 - Crown Heights

Kids explore a unique assortment of blocks to play with. They'll build an imaginary castle with foam blocks, map out a new neighborhood with wooded ones, or use cardboard blocks to create whimsical patterns.

Cultural Connections: Garifuna Drumming - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 15, 2014 - Crown Heights

Dance along to a Garifuna drum performance by Brooklyn's own Garifuna artist, James Lovell. The Garifuna people are descendants of Arawak, Carib, and West African peoples who currently live throughout the Americas.

Anansi the African Spiderman - Brooklyn Children's Museum
February 15, 2014 - Crown Heights

Children listen to cherished African tales of the mischievous Anansi the Spider, and discover the beauty of African culture before creating their own Anansi spider to take home.

Forest Scavenger Hunt - Blue Heron Park
February 15, 2014 - Staten Island

Kids will enjoy this nature-inspired scavenger hunt.

Winter Birds - Fort Greene Park Visitor Center
February 15, 2014 - Fort Greene

The Urban Park Rangers lead participants on a viewing of winter birds.

Family Art Project: Exotic Desert Dwellers - Wave Hill
February 15, 2014 - Bronx

Join visiting artists Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao, who have exhibited as part of Wave Hill's Sunroom Project Series, on a visit to Wave Hill's Cactus and Succulent House. Sketch exotic desert dwellers, then, using paper mache, bendable wire, paint, and paper, make an exotic paper plant of your own. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until 12pm.

How Much Can We Like the World through Listening? - Aesthetic Realism Foundation
February 15, 2014 - Lower Manhattan

Barbara Allen & Robert Murphy are the teachers of the popular Learning to Like the World class, and this month's class they'll take up and illustrate with the children these kind sentences by Ellen Reiss, Chairman of Education at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation: "To like the world, feel and know it accurately, is what we have our senses for. But one of the most frequent forms of contempt is the not listening as people speak..."

'He Came from the Sun: The Gustafer Yellowgold Show' - Symphony Space
February 15, 2014 - Upper West Side

Gustafer Yellowgold presents an insanely creative combination of catchy original songs performed by a live band, accompanying beautifully animated on-screen illustrations of a sun creature and his earthly friends. A perennial Just Kidding favorite, the annual Gustafer Yellowgold experience is not to be missed.

Sesame Street Live: 'Elmo Makes Music' - Theater at Madison Square Garden
February 15, 2014 - Midtown

Mark your calendar for a musical event like no other as your favorite monsters makes music! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music in Sesame Street Live "Elmo Makes Music." Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing. Jenny's new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover "instruments" they never knew existed...rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars. Elmo and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together. Adults will hear music they'll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as "The Hustle," "You Should Be Dancing" and "Rockin' Robin." "Elmo Makes Music" features nearly two dozen songs, including classics that children will love to sing along with such as "C Is for Cookie" and "The Alphabet Song."

Mario The Magician - The Drilling Company
February 15, 2014 - New York

Join Mario the Magician for an uplifting, inventive, and highly interactive magical performance for the young and young-at-heart! Part retro, part rock and roll, Mario is an artist and inventor who creates his own props. Mario's old world looks and physical comedy style are reminiscent of his heroes, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, but he puts a thoroughly modern spin on everything he does. recommended for ages 3-10 (+ their families!) length of performance: approx. 50 minutes

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.

Nintendo Wii Night - The Moxie Spot
February 15, 2014 - Brooklyn Heights

Play Just Dance, Michael Jackson experience, MarioKart, Wii Sports if there's time.

Winter's Aweigh - Mystic Seaport
February 15, 2014 - Mystic

Celebrate the Seaport's winter reopening. Step inside the village buildings and get creative — try your hand at an art project, visit the Print Shop and create a winter scene, make your own hand-dipped candle, and build a toy boat. You can also watch skilled working dogs as they carry out live demonstrations.

My First Movies - Showcase Cinema de Lux Ridge Hill
February 15, 2014 - Yonkers

BabyFirst presents My First Movies, a fun- and music-filled movie theater play date designed especially for tots, toddlers, and their parents. The movie theater's lights are kept on, the movies are short, and BabyFirst personality Mitten the Kitten emcees all the fun live and in person. Nationally renowned children's channel BabyFirst (babyfirsttv.com) with Phoenix Pictures bring the highly anticipated My First Movies to theaters across the East Coast, transforming the movie theater into a joy- and music-filled movie playdate for little ones and their caregivers. The fun and excitement begins Saturday, Feb. 15 and continues Sunday and Wednesday mornings at 10am each week. Ticket prices are $10.50 for adults and $8.50 for children. Designed expressly for toddlers, each My First Movies event keeps the theater's lights on as children and parents dance, sing, and enjoy the array of fun and educational films such as these BabyFirst favorites: Harry the Bunny, Tillie Knock-Knock, Peekaboo, VocabuLARRY, Rainbow Horse. All My First Movies events also feature BabyFirst personality Mitten the Kitten, who appears live and in-person emceeing the movie showcase as well as engaging the entire audience in dance-along and sing-along fun. Plus, at the close of each My First Movies showcase, families receive a special "goodie bag" and share in a meet-and-greet photo opportunity with Mitten the Kitten. Produced by BabyFirst and Phoenix Pictures under the care and supervision of nationally-renowned childcare experts led by noted child development expert Dr. Todd Eller, My First Movies serves as an entertaining and educational experience for children and an extraordinary option for parents searching for new and innovative indoor options to share with their little ones. For more information or to purchase tickets to any of the My First Movies screenings, visit myfirstmovies.com or call 1-800-315-4000.

My First Movies - City Center 15: Cinema de Lux
February 15, 2014 - White Plains

BabyFirst presents My First Movies, a fun- and music-filled movie theater play date designed especially for tots, toddlers, and their parents. The movie theater's lights are kept on, the movies are short, and BabyFirst personality Mitten the Kitten emcees all the fun live and in person. Nationally renowned children's channel BabyFirst (babyfirsttv.com) with Phoenix Pictures bring the highly anticipated My First Movies to theaters across the East Coast, transforming the movie theater into a joy- and music-filled movie playdate for little ones and their caregivers. The fun and excitement begins Saturday, Feb. 15 and continues Sunday and Wednesday mornings at 10am each week. Ticket prices are $10.50 for adults and $8.50 for children. Designed expressly for toddlers, each My First Movies event keeps the theater's lights on as children and parents dance, sing, and enjoy the array of fun and educational films such as these BabyFirst favorites: Harry the Bunny, Tillie Knock-Knock, Peekaboo, VocabuLARRY, Rainbow Horse. All My First Movies events also feature BabyFirst personality Mitten the Kitten, who appears live and in-person emceeing the movie showcase as well as engaging the entire audience in dance-along and sing-along fun. Plus, at the close of each My First Movies showcase, families receive a special "goodie bag" and share in a meet-and-greet photo opportunity with Mitten the Kitten. Produced by BabyFirst and Phoenix Pictures under the care and supervision of nationally-renowned childcare experts led by noted child development expert Dr. Todd Eller, My First Movies serves as an entertaining and educational experience for children and an extraordinary option for parents searching for new and innovative indoor options to share with their little ones. For more information or to purchase tickets to any of the My First Movies screenings, visit myfirstmovies.com or call 1-800-315-4000.

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.

Black History Month Storytime - Barnes & Noble
February 15, 2014 - Fresh Meadows

Celebrate the holiday with this featured title, Henry’s Freedom Box. A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author Ellen Levine, and illustrated by Kadir Nelson, a Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist.

Super Star Tribute Concert.....for the kids - Brookside School. North Merrick, NY
February 15, 2014 - North Merrick

Super star tribute concert fundraiser...for the kids!! Billy Joel starring Captain Jack, Journey starring Almost Journey, and Chicago starring Beginnings. Reserved seats only.

'Pirate Pete's Parrot' - The Secret Theatre
February 15, 2014 - Long Island City

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

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night - Queens Theatre-Flushing Meadows Corona Park
February 15, 2014 - Flushing

The acclaimed Aquila Theatre will stage one of Shakespeare's funniest and most charming comedies. Written in 1600 and set against a background of romance and mystery, this hilarious story of identical twins and mistaken identity, set in the mystical world of Illyria, explores the universal themes of love and all its ambiguous effects on human behavior. Aquila takes this great Shakespearean masterpiece and infuse it with their unique brand of innovative and exciting theatricality. Aquila's creative team frees the essential spirit of the play in a production that is both faithful to Shakespeare and relevant and accessible to a modern audience. Although contemporary , the show still encompasses the shipwrecks, duels, love and jealousy, disguises, suspicion, and ultimate reconciliation of Shakespeare's superb text. Aquila's excellent British / American ensemble of professional actors will bring their unique experience, dedication and creativity to major stages across America. This new production promises to thrill and enchant. With a cast of superb performers, a remarkable original musical score, Aquila's much admired brand of innovative design and unique physical approach will undoubtedly be an experience not to be missed!

The Game-Making Game - Museum of the Moving Image
February 15, 2014 - Astoria

The exhibition Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Video Games showcases the work of game designers and developers who have taken daring creative risks to explore new forms and methods of play. All games, from Tic Tac Toe to Madden NFL, are actually systems that share common features. In this 60-minute workshop, children ages 8 and older, learn what makes a game a game�and what makes a game fun�by making one, using tokens, die, game chips, and other materials. Materials fee: $5

Hands-on History: Tiny Valentine - King Manor Museum
February 15, 2014 - Jamaica

Love rules the manor. Kids can celebrate with their loved ones. Create a locket with their picture inside to give to thier favorite Valentine.

Outdoor Adventures: Full Moon Snow Hike - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
February 15, 2014 - Stamford

Join SM&NC environmental educators for a hike through the winter forest during the February full moon. Discover the history behind the full moon names and search for signs of winter animals, such as deer, fox, and owls. Learn how to read the phases of the moon and look for common winter constellations. We'll end our trek with a sugar-on-snow treat (or ice cream if snow is not available). Recommended for ages 6 and up. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 203-977-6521 to register. All programs meet at the Overbrook Nature Center building.

Minecraft Club - Wilton Library
February 15, 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 15, 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.

Open House - LIU Post Youth Camps
February 15, 2014 - Brookville

LIU Post Summer Day Camp is entering its 19th season, and encompasses a variety of activities centered for age-specific groups. There is also a Vacation Camp Program when your child is home during school vacation. The Vacation Camp is great for first-time campers interested in trying the Summer Day Camp, and also allows returning campers to reunite with friends and staff. New spring programs – held on Saturday Mornings from February to April – Give your child the chance to hone in on a specific interest. From horseback riding to creative writing, these fun activities will give children the opportunity to develop important, long-lasting skills, like self-confidence, self-esteem, independence, leadership and mutual understanding.

Great Backyard Bird Count - Queens Botanical Garden
February 15, 2014 - Flushing

Join QBG for the 17th annual bird counting event. The results will be added to those submitted from around the world. Meet at the Visitor & Administration Building lobby. To register, email sromar@queensbotanical.org.

Around the World Performance Series:Ghana Soro Bindi - Stepping Stones Museum
February 15, 2014 - Norwalk

Learn about Ghana's history and culture from native Ghanaian, Iddi Saaka, as he dances and spins tales from his homeland. After Saaka's presentation, it's your turn. Play instruments and dance traditional Ghanaian moves as you gain a better appreciation for Ghana and the various cultures of Africa.

Harlem Globetrotters -Fans Rule World Tour - Nassau Coliseum
February 15, 2014 - Uniondale

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters have been thrilling families and millions of fans for 88 years, all the while innovating the game in exciting new ways. Last year, the Globetrotters did something unparalleled in the history of sports and entertainment, letting fans vote on new rules to be used in actual games. It was so much fun, they are doing it again on their 2014 "Fans Rule" World Tour.

Watson Adventures' Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
February 15, 2014 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults at Grand Central Terminal! Discover hidden history, cool places, little-known passageways, and surprising sights in the amazing landmark terminal. You'll search for mysterious markings in the constellation ceiling, times for "ghost" trains in the former arrivals room, the gourmet extravaganza of the Grand Central Market, the architectural wonder of the Whispering Gallery, the delightful exhibits in the Transit Museum Annex, the dazzling art deco lobby of the Chrysler Building, surprising murals and carvings in the Graybar Passage, the snack heaven that is the Dining Concourse, hidden art, and more. If you think you've seen Grand Central, it's time to find out what you've been missing. Advanced purchase is required via our website. Questions? Call 877-GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures' Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
February 15, 2014 - New

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

Dear Edwina - A Musical Comedy - John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
February 15, 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.

My First Movies -Harry's Big Birthday Countdown - Broadway Multiplex
February 15, 2014 - Hicksville

My First Movies is a giggly, wiggly playdate for children. Designed expressly for toddlers, each My First Movies event keeps the theater's lights on as children and parents dance, sing and enjoy an array of fun and educational films. Plus, at the close of each showcase, families receive a special 'goodie bag' and share in a Meet and Greet photo opportunity with the character Mitten the Kitten. The program will play Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday each week at 10am. For more information please contact the theater/website.

Doo-Wop Wed Widing Hood - BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Centre
February 15, 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.

Disney's Aladdin - Studio Theatre
February 15, 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.

Hello, Dolly! - BayWay Arts Center
February 15, 2014 - East Islip

This musical comedy is full of memorable songs including Put On Your Sunday Clothes, Ribbons Down My Back, Before the Parade Passes By, Hello, Dolly, It Only Takes a Moment and So Long, Dearie. Take a whirlwind race around New York at the turn of the twentieth century, and follow the adventures of America's most beloved matchmaker.

DISNEY'S BEAUTY & THE BEAST JR. - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
February 15, 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.

Zumba Workshops - The Dance Treatment
February 15, 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.

Rusalka - Metropolitan Opera
February 15, 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.

Be an Engineer! - Long Island Science Center
February 15, 2014 - Riverhead

Learn about bridge building, boating, and the physics of toys. Make toys to take home.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - John W. Engeman Theater at Northport
February 15, 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 15, 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 15, 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.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr. - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
February 15, 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.

HANDS-ON NANO DEMOS - Sony Plaza Atrium, Sony Wonder Technology Lab
February 15, 2014 - Upper East Side

Just how small is small? Uncover the fascinating world of nanoscience and nanotechnology and participate in hands-on activities that explore the properties, structures, materials and scale of this exciting field of science. All activities require general admission to the Lab. Best suited for ages 7 and up.

Pre Intermediate Tango Boot Camp - Pearl Studios
February 15, 2014 - New York

Pre-registration is necessaryNew York City’s Premier Tango School presents a workshop specially designed to elevate beginner level students to confident intermediate level dancers. Strictly Tango NYC’s Pre-Intermediate Tango Boot Camp will teach you the poise, precision, and playfulness you need to dance tango confidently with any partner at any class or milonga. If you are looking to bridge the gap between basic figures and advanced creativity, Strictly Tango NYC’s Pre-Intermediate Tango Boot Camp is a fantastic learning experience that will open many doors for you and your dancing.PRE – REGISTRATION IS NECESSARYNo partner neededBeginners Level 1 or Tango for Fast Learners is requiredCoordination, balance and memory is required. Leather soled shoes are required. Program - Molinete to the right and left; All kind of Molinetes to the right and to the left with combination of: Entradas; Sacadas; Ganchos; Boleos; Enrosques; Espirales; Quebradas; Basic Embellishments and decorations. Price $90, STNYC Students $50, paying at the door with reservation. SPECIAL WINTER $75, add Tango for Fast Learners for $65. More information at : www.learnargentinetango.com ; strictlytangonyc@gmail.com

Presidents in Residence: February School Vacation Week - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
February 15, 2014 - Upper West Side

Families explore, learn, and compete together in a series of presidential family programs. Search the museum for artifacts related to presidents from George Washington to Bill Clinton in a scavenger hunt; create slogans and election buttons; and take part in a quiz game honoring Abraham Lincoln (Was he the first president to have a beard? What was the name of the theater where Lincoln was shot?). Prizes for participation and for winning. Ages 4 and up. Free with museum admission.
Schedule of events:
Presidential Scavenger Hunt, 10am-6pm
Abraham Lincoln Family Quiz, 2pm
Vote for Me! Election Button Making, 1-3pm

Bob Marley?s Three Little Birds - The New Victory Theater
February 15, 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.

'This [Baby] Life' - The New 42nd Street Studios
February 15, 2014 - Times Square Theater District

Enter the welcoming and cozy environment of This [BABY] LIFE and discover something beautiful and surprising with your littlest ones. Softly and sweetly, this contemporary dance piece invites the very, very young audience to mirror, interact and react to simple choreography. Accompanied by gentle melodies and rhythms, this memorable performance explores each child's capacity to participate in the exciting world around them.

'Freddie and Gingersnap' Puppet Show with Vincent X. Kirsch - Bank Street Bookstore
February 15, 2014 - Upper West Side

Meet author and illustrator Vincent X. Kirsch and the stars of his new book Freddie and Gingersnap at a special Fractured Fables puppet show. Vincent will introduce this fun dragon and dinosaur duo using a delightful top-hat theater.

'Freddie and Gingersnap' Puppet Show with Vincent X. Kirsch - Bank Street Bookstore
February 15, 2014 - Upper West Side

Meet author and illustrator Vincent X. Kirsch and the stars of his new book Freddie and Gingersnap at a special Fractured Fables puppet show. Vincent will introduce this fun dragon and dinosaur duo using a delightful top-hat theater.

Cupid's Undie Run - Stage 48
February 15, 2014 - New York

On Feb. 15, hundreds of New Yorkers will be braving the cold in a mile-ish run in just their undies to raise awareness of Neurofibromatosis and donations to the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Cupid’s Undie Run, the world’s largest organized underwear run, is a FUNdraising event held the weekend of Valentine’s Day in 27 cities across the United States. This year, the event hopes to raise more than $3 million to the research of NF. What started as an idea between a few friends to help a family member suffering with NF has now turned into a national fundraising phenomenon and successful 501(c)3 non-profit operated by hundreds of volunteers around the country. Visit website for course details,

Cupid's Undie Run - Stage 48
February 15, 2014 - New York

On Feb. 15, hundreds of New Yorkers will be braving the cold in a mile-ish run in just their undies to raise awareness of Neurofibromatosis and donations to the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Cupid’s Undie Run, the world’s largest organized underwear run, is a FUNdraising event held the weekend of Valentine’s Day in 27 cities across the United States. This year, the event hopes to raise more than $3 million to the research of NF. What started as an idea between a few friends to help a family member suffering with NF has now turned into a national fundraising phenomenon and successful 501(c)3 non-profit operated by hundreds of volunteers around the country. Visit website for course details,

Puppet Show - The Long Island Puppet Theater
February 15, 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!

Andrea McArdle Dream Roles - 54 Below
Through February 15, 2014 - New York

Broadway's original Annie, Andrea McArdle, returns to 54 Below with an all new show. This fresh musical outing celebrates the power and magic of performing "that great role." Lovers and liars, heroes and villains, elegant ladies & outrageous broads, there is nothing that excites the imagination more than watching a classic character come to vivid life on stage. In Dream Roles, Andrea brings her soaring vocals to some of the theatre's greatest roles, the roles she's loved, the role's she's played and the roles she's always dreamed of performing. At the same time, Dream Roles showcases the dynamic melodies of Broadway's musical masters: Sondheim, Herman, Lloyd Webber, Menken and many more. Join Andrea as she pulls back the curtain and turns up the spotlight on her greatest theatrical inspirations… along with a few surprises. (No show Feb. 11.)

Aries Spears - Gotham Comedy Club
Through February 15, 2014 - New York

As a principal cast member on Fox's hit sketch comedy show Mad TV, Aries brought a fresh, hip style to the already-edgy program from the third through the tenth season. Aries continues to spread his comedic wings with the development of feature film projects, which he is currently involved in writing. He is presently developing a feature project based on an original character that he created on Mad TV, as well as a thriller about a young black man immersed in hip-hop culture. Additionally, Aries has made appearances on many talk shows including: Loveline, Vibe, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Soul Train, and Late Friday. He has also lent his voice to an animated character on C-Bear and Jamal and had a recurring stint on Fox's The Best Damn Sports Show Period, where he created some of the show's funniest characters during his short time there.

South African Wine Dinner - Mystic Aquarium
February 15, 2014 - Mystic

Join Mystic Aquarium - and some of our African penguins - Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm for a South African Wine Dinner amidst our beautiful indoor exhibits. Enjoy exceptional South African wines, passed hors d’oeuvres and a 4-course sit-down plated dinner by Ocean Blue Catering. Cost is $59.95 per person, all-inclusive. To make reservations please call 860.572.5955 ext. 520 or order tickets online - URL for tickets: https://tickets.mysticaquarium.org/mainstore.asp?vid=4

Backyard Birds - Tenafly Nature Center
February 15, 2014 - Tenafly

Families with children age 10 and older are invited to brush up on their bird identification skills and identify common backyard birds at the Tenafly Nature Center. Participants will join an environmental educator for a short review of bird identification skills and then observe birds at the center's feeders followed by a short walk on the trail to look for other birds present in the winter. The group will log and count the birds observed.

Adelphi University Presents its Distinguished Faculty in Concert - Adelphi University Concert Hall
February 15, 2014 - Garden City

Adelphi University’s Department of Music will present its Distinguished Faculty in Concert, featuring six faculty members performing an evening of music from across the years. The program includes Professors Mark Gustavson (clarinet), Mary Mackenzie (soprano), Bonnie McAlvin (flute), and Dennis Sullivan (percussion), supported by pianists Kristin Samadi and Jad Bernardo. The event will take place in the Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. The program schedule includes: • George Aperghis’ Le Corps a Corps performed by Dennis Sullivan • Richard Wernick’s Moonsongs from the Japanese performed by Mary Mackenzie • Selections from George Rochberg’s Eleven Songs performed by Mary Mackenzieand Kristin Samadi • Otar Taktakishvili’s Sonata for Flute and Piano performed by Bonnie McAlvin and Jad Bernardo • Mark Gustavson’s Hymn to the Vanished for clarinet and piano performed by Mark Gustavson and Jad Bernardo • Guillaume Conneson’s Techno-Parade for flute, clarinet, and piano performed by Jad Bernardo, Mark Gustavson, and Bonnie McAlvin Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets for the Distinguished Faculty in Concert are on sale now and are priced at $20 each. Discounted tickets are available for seniors, students and Adelphi alumni. Information is available at The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516.877.4000 or boxoffice@adelphi.edu. Box Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. For more information about all the events at AUPAC and to purchase tickets, aupac.adelphi.edu.

SUPER SABADO: CARNAVAL - El Museo del Barrio
February 15, 2014 - Upper East Side

Grab your mascaras and celebrate the joyful Caribbean and Latin American tradition of Carnaval with music, storytelling, dance workshops, and art-making activities for all ages.

Art-Making
Manos a la Obra
12pm-3pm, Las Galerias and El Taller
Create your own colorful vejigante mask to wear during the rest of the celebration!

Storytelling
Colorin' Colorado...with Mary Ann Bonet
12pm and 2pm, El Cafe
Learn about Carnaval traditions from Puerto Rico as we sing and move along with stories of vejigantes.

Dance Workshop
Peruvian Dance
1pm and 3pm, Black Box Theatre
Dance with us as we celebrate Carnaval traditions from Peru.

Much Ado About Nothing - The Players Theatre
February 15, 2014 - Greenwich Village

The Theatre Project's Exciting and innovative resident company TP&co, presents Shakespeare's best comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. Masquerade balls and mistaken identities leave you on the edge of your seat in this timeless battle of the sexes. Running Off-Broadway at the historic Players Theatre for a 3-week, limited-engagement.

Kanye West 'Yeezus' Tour - Prudential Center
February 15, 2014 - Newark

Kanye West’s Yeezus tour makes a stop at Prudential Center on Feb. 15. This will mark the last time fans will be able to see Kanye West Tour’s creative concept live in North America. This show will feature songs from Kanye West’s sixth solo album Yeezus. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, and at Prudential Center box office.

Celebrate Valentine's Day Event: 6th Annual Chocolate Day Eliza's 'Miss Havisham' Tea - Morris-Jumel Mansion Museum
February 15, 2014 - New York

Mrs. Jumel invites guests for a Valentine's Day soiree they'll never forget. We're all a little mad at this tea party, as guests will interact with Madame Jumel and her friends. Be sure to come in your finest attire, Eliza is very particular about her tea parties. The event is appropriate for adults, and families with children age 10 and up.

Presidents' Day - Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
February 15, 2014 - Yonkers

Wish Abraham Lincoln a Happy 205th Birthday and make candles to get ready for a birthday cake celebration at 2pm. To further commemorate the day, Lincoln will recite The Gettysburg Address at 2:30pm and meet visitors later in the afternoon. The program will include a presidential quiz, scavenger hunt, mock election, and hourly storytimes. Candlemaking will take place from 12-2pm. Throughout the day, visitors also will have a chance to make their own set of George Washington's famous false teeth and draw portraits of presidents like the ones hanging in the museum.

Annaleigh Ashford - 54 Below
February 15, 2014 - New York

Annaleigh Ashford can currently be seen in her Tony nominated turn as feisty factory worker Lauren in Kinky Boots on Broadway and as Betty DiMello on Showtime's Masters of Sex. She is also known for her work in Rent (Maureen), Dogfight (Marcy), Wicked (Glinda), and Legally Blonde (Margot). Annaleigh comes to 54 Below with songwriter and music director Will VanDyke to acknowledge the history of Studio 54 with a classic cabaret that features songs from the days of disco to the haunting melodies of Kurt Weill and Stephen Sondheim. With story and song, the evening will have a touch of fun with a whole lot of heart.

Adelphi University Presents its Distinguished Faculty in Concert - Adelphi University Concert Hall
February 15, 2014 - Garden City

Adelphi University’s Department of Music will present its Distinguished Faculty in Concert, featuring six faculty members performing an evening of music from across the years. The program includes Professors Mark Gustavson (clarinet), Mary Mackenzie (soprano), Bonnie McAlvin (flute), and Dennis Sullivan (percussion), supported by pianists Kristin Samadi and Jad Bernardo. The program schedule includes: •George Aperghis’ Le Corps a Corps performed by Dennis Sullivan •Richard Wernick’s Moonsongs from the Japanese performed by Mary Mackenzie •Selections from George Rochberg’s Eleven Songs performed by Mary Mackenzieand Kristin Samadi •Otar Taktakishvili’s Sonata for Flute and Piano performed by Bonnie McAlvin and Jad Bernardo •Mark Gustavson’s Hymn to the Vanished for clarinet and piano performed by Mark Gustavson and Jad Bernardo •Guillaume Conneson’s Techno-Parade for flute, clarinet, and piano performed by Jad Bernardo, Mark Gustavson, and Bonnie McAlvin Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

Little Club Heads Family Valentine's Party - Broad Street Ballroom
February 15, 2014 - Financial District

Spend valentine's weekend on the dance floor with the entire family! Enjoy music, dancing, face painting, Little Club Heads mascots DJ Nubby and Bubby, live performances, photo booth, and tons of family fun! Get your tickets now at littleclubheads.com.

DJ Boris: The Jungle Party - Pacha NYC
February 15, 2014 - New York

Boris: You can hear it in his music: The countless nights of dance floor devastation, the appreciation for the heritage of dance music, the aggressive desire to innovate and do something new. Listen to “Foul Beats,” one of Boris’s first tracks for revered techno label SCI+TEC, and it’s all right there. 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. Come check out Boris at Pacha in New York City.

World Music by Riad el Tunsi and Brahim Fribgane - Tagine
February 15, 2014 - New York City

Vocal Performance by Riad el Tunsi and Brahim Fribgane Riad performs musical genres including: Shaabi, Mawwal, Rai, Khaliji, Debbke and more. Featuring Bellydance performance by Oshun Purchase tickets at the door or online here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-music-by-riad-el-tunsi-and-brahim-fribgane-tickets-10531797891

2014 NYRR Millrose Games - The Armory
February 15, 2014 - New York

The Armory and the New York Road Runners are hosting the 107th Annual Millrose Games. Since its inception in 1908 at a local armory, the NYRR Millrose Games is one of track and field’s most prestigious annual events. A New York City sports staple, the meet moved to the New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory in Washington Heights in 2012 after having called the Madison Square Garden home from 1914 to 2011. The Games — established by employees of Wanamaker's Department Store — annually feature track & field’s most prolific male and female stars as well as collegiate and high school competitors. More than 200 athletes share the distinction of being both Millrose and Olympic Champions.

Christina Visca Presents: Keep on Dancin' with Quentin Harris & David Morales to Benefit GMHC, Lifebeat & Area - BPM
February 15, 2014 - New York

On Saturday, February 15th, the new Hell’s Kitchen nightclub BPM (516 W. 42nd St.) with continue its grand opening celebration when Christina Visca in association with Joe B (Erinato), GMHC, Lifebeat and Area presents Keep On Dancin’, from 9pm-5am. The night in remembrance of Mel Cheren will feature a special DJ set from Quentin Harris and David Morales and music inspired by The Paradise Garage. Door proceeds will benefit GMHC, Lifebeat, Area and their HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Services. Tickets are $25 in advance. For more information, visit BPMNY.com and you can purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/1fHC0tJ.

Sondheim Unplugged at White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) - White Plains Performing Arts Center
February 15, 2014 - White Plains

54 Below@WPPAC: Sondheim Unplugged at White Plains Performing Arts Center! New York's hottest nightclub visits White Plains with their Broadway World & Bistro Award-winning series, "Sondheim Unplugged." A celebrated New York event since 2010, "Sondheim Unplugged" features some of Broadway and cabaret's most dynamic voices, accompanied by piano only. Expect tunes from "A Little Night Music," "Company," "Into the Woods," "Follies," "Passion," "Dick Tracy," and more. "Sondheim Unplugged" is hosted by series creator and 54 Below's own director of original programming, Phil Geoffrey Bond, who will fill in the audience on Sondheimien facts, history, and assorted tidbits of theatrical lore. Join the festival! Featuring special guest Sarah Rice ("Sweeney Todd"'s original Johanna). Also starring: Eric Michael Gillett (Broadway's "Kiss Me, Kate," "The Frogs," "Sweet Smell of Success"), Rob Maitner ("Urinetown"), Julie Reyburn ("MAC," Bistro & Nightlife Award-winning cabaret vocalist), Lucia Spina (Broadway's "Kinky Boots," "South Pacific," "Legally Blonde," and "Spelling Bee"), and Marquee Five - New York's premiere vocal quartet. Click on the link: "Buy Tickets Now" at wppac.com, or call the box office at 914-328-1600.

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.

Royal New Zealand Ballet - Joyce Theater
Through February 16, 2014 - New York

Under Artistic Director Ethan Stiefel, the company makes its New York debut at The Joyce with an exciting triple bill that combines stellar choreography set to enchanting music. Audiences will be treated to Benjamin Millepied's 28 Variations on a Theme by Paganini, a classically inspired ballet performed to Brahms' exquisite piano music; Banderillero, a passionate piece with flamenco flourishes created by Venezuelan choreographer Javier De Frutos and driven by the drumming of Chinese percussionist Yim Hok-Man; and Of Days, choreographed by former RNZB dancer Andrew Simmons that consists of six short pieces set to gentle and mesmerizing minimalist music.

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.

Valentine's Day Cruises - World Yacht
Through February 16, 2014 - New York

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

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.

Valentine's Day Dinner Cruises - Bateaux New York
Through February 16, 2014 - New York

Nothing's more magnificent than a Valentine's Day celebration on the water aboard New York's most sophisticated cruising vessel, Bateaux. Distinctive cuisine. Live entertainment. Dancing cheek to cheek. Breathtaking views. Laughter and intimate conversation. Create a memory that will last as long as your love.

IndieCade East - Museum of the Moving Image
Through February 16, 2014 - Queens

Presented in partnership with IndieCade: International Festival of Independent Games, this event offers a lively weekend of games, talks, panels, and workshops celebrating independent games and the people who make and play them. Concurrently, the Museum will be presenting the exhibition Indie Essentials: 25 Must-Play Games, a showcase of groundbreaking and award-winning independent games from the last decade (on view December 14, 2013 through March 2, 2014).

Coppelia - New York City Ballet
Through February 16, 2014 -

Based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, this delightful tale presents a budding romance between two villagers, Frantz and Swanilda, alongside the curious workings of their eccentric neighbor Dr. Coppelius, a mad inventor who has taken to creating life-like automatons. Infatuated at the sight of the inventor's new doll, Frantz sneaks into Dr. Coppelius' workshop, and mayhem ensues.

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.

Tierney Sutton Band - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through February 16, 2014 - New York

Five-time GRAMMY Award nominee Tierney Sutton is often described as a "singer's singer," but just as often (and more fittingly), she is described as a "musician's singer," who uses her voice like an instrument. The members of the Tierney Sutton Band, now widely respected as experienced masters of their craft, have been recording and touring together for over 20 years. Known for a democratic creative approach, the band recently earned a 2011 GRAMMY Award nomination for its collective group arranging. Their fearless song selection features timeless jazz standards, selections from musical theater, traditional American folk music, and the compositions of well-known and artistically respected artists like Joni Mitchell.

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.

TWELFTH NIGHT - Queens Theatre
Through February 16, 2014 - Queens

Written in 1600 and set against a background of romance and mystery, this hilarious story of identical twins and mistaken identity, set in the mystical world of Illyria, explores the universal themes of love and all its ambiguous effects on human behavior. Aquila takes this great Shakespearean masterpiece and infuses it with their unique brand of innovative and exciting theatricality. Aquila's creative team frees the essential spirit of the play in a production that is both faithful to Shakespeare and relevant and accessible to a modern audience. Although contemporary , the show still encompasses the shipwrecks, duels, love and jealousy, disguises, suspicion, and ultimate reconciliation of Shakespeare's superb text. Aquila's excellent British / American ensemble of professional actors will bring their unique experience, dedication and creativity to Queens Theatre. TWELFTH NIGHT schedule: Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2pm; Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 2pm and 8pm; Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 3pm. Tickets are $42 for Friday’s performance and $49 for Saturday and Sunday performances; Rear side seating $25 (for all performances). Tickets are available online at www.queenstheatre.org/shakespeares-twelfth-night or by calling the Box Office at 718-760-0064. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the Queens Theatre Box Office, Monday 10am to 2pm, Wednesday through Sunday 10am to 6pm. (Senior discount available, $20 student rush tickets available day of). Perfect for ALL Ages.

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

20th Century Violin Concertos - New York City Ballet
Through February 22, 2014 -

Prokofiev's feverish melodies will lull you into a dream-like state as a male protagonist embarks on a journey to find his ethereal counterpart. Barber sets the scene for a ballet that's alternately noble and quixotic as its two couples, classical and modern, perform in varying combinations. Like peeling away layers, Stravinsky's concerto is a work of symmetry and order on the outside, but the pair of orchestral arias at its core provide the inspiration for two of Balanchine's most unique pas de deux. No performances 2/14-17, 21.

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.

Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music - Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

Mark your calendar for a musical event like no other-monsters making music! Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends are taking to the stage to share their love of music in Sesame Street Live "Elmo Makes Music." Jenny, an enthusiastic new music teacher, arrives on Sesame Street only to discover that her instruments are missing. Jenny's new Muppet friends quickly come to the rescue and discover 'instruments' they never knew existed...rubber duckies, trash can lids and even cookie jars. Elmo and friends teach children that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together. Adults will hear music they'll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as "The Hustle," "You Should Be Dancing" and "Rockin' Robin." "Elmo Makes Music" features nearly two dozen songs, including classics that children will love to sing along with such as "C Is for Cookie" and "The Alphabet Song."

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.

Kids Week 2014 - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

Come in from the cold and get in on some unforgettable, educational family fun! Dynamic, interactive exhibits in our Exploreum Hall and a host of fun-filled, hands-on activities from our partners offer something for every member of your family - every day of the week - inside Intrepid during Kids Week 2014. From special guests and activities galore to our spectacular flight simulators and multimedia technology, Kids Week is action packed and filled with excitement.

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.

This [Baby] Life - The New 42nd Street Studios
Through February 23, 2014 - New York

Enter the welcoming and cozy environment of THIS [BABY] LIFE and discover something beautiful and surprising with your littlest ones. Softly and sweetly, this contemporary dance piece invites the very, very young audience to mirror, interact and react to simple choreography. Accompanied by gentle melodies and rhythms, this memorable performance explores each child's capacity to participate in the exciting world around them.

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.

SHARKS - Mystic Aquarium
Through February 23, 2014 - Mystic

It's all about SHARKS this February vacation at Mystic Aquarium. Discover what makes sharks so cool. See sharks of all shapes and sizes (including some you may not even realize are sharks). How does your sense of smell compare to a shark's, which sharks have the biggest teeth, what do sharks eat? Take part in a shark scavenger hunt and stop by the Shark Encounter exhibit where you can reach in and actually touch a shark as it swims by.

Celebrate The Winter Olympics! - The Maritime Explorium
Through February 23, 2014 - Port Jefferson

Design your own ski jump and test it to see how to make your skier ski the furthest. Also build a mag-lev bobsled and try it on a test track. February 15-February 23.

SHARKS - Mystic Aquarium
Through February 23, 2014 - Mystic

It's all about SHARKS this February vacation at Mystic Aquarium. Join us February 15-23 and discover what makes sharks so cool. See sharks of all shapes and sizes (including some you may not even realize are sharks!). How does your sense of smell compare to a shark's, which sharks have the biggest teeth, what do sharks eat? These are just some of the fun things you'll discover as you enjoy the SHARKS activities. Take part in a shark scavenger hunt and stop by the Shark Encounter exhibit where you can reach in and actually touch a shark as it swims by. Activities are free with admission or membership.

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.

Art from the Heart - Agora Gallery
Through February 27, 2014 - New York

In Figuratively Speaking, talented artists present us with a vision of life that sparks with energy, interest and an undeniable and irresistible sense of humor. Lively, lovely and with a perfectly balanced aesthetic appeal, these works speak to us on a number of levels, engaging and rewarding our attention. Elemental Realms displays art invested with an unusual level of passion and intensity that animates every piece and makes the show impossible to ignore or forget. The result will make the viewer feel as though they are rediscovering their own potential and that of the world around them. As part of our commitment to help art give back to the community, Agora Gallery is delighted to be celebrating National Heart Month with our Art to Heart initiative, in which 10% of Agora’s proceeds from the sale of artwork in the February exhibition will be donated to The Children's Heart Foundation. Some of the artists whose work is on display have also generously agreed to donate 10% of their proceeds from the sale of their artwork to this important cause. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014, from 6 – 8 pm. Please help support this special event. Featured Artists: Figuratively Speaking - Tatiana Abrantes | Giovanni Armenio | Michelle Cadreau | T.M. Clingerman | Mary Dutra | Sabine Favris | Jessica Feldman | Seiler Bowers | Marshall Gould | Mauro Masin | Stephen Von Mason | Brenda Ness-Cooper | Marife Nuñez | Robert Parr | Carolina Sauca | Kaycee Lynne | Gary E. Teixeira | Valerii Tkachenko. Art to Heart: in Support of the Children's Heart Foundation - Tatiana Abrantes | Fuad Ali Albinfalah | Giovanni Armenio | Seiler Bowers | Francisco Canas | T.M. Clingerman | Sabine Favris | Haitham Jabbar | Olivia Kapoor | Noriko Kinouchi | Kaycee Lynne | Svetlana Malakhova | William Marquina | Mauro Masin | Stephen Von Mason | Brenda Ness-Cooper | Marife Nuñez | Carolina Sauca | Mario Schaeffer | Cecilia Setterdahl | Sola | Julie Turner. Elemental Realms - Fuad Ali Albinfalah | Francisco Canas | Joann Doneen | Sonya Dziabas | Haitham Jabbar | Olivia Kapoor | Noriko Kinouchi | Svetlana Malakhova | William Marquina | Patrick Montagnac | Isabel Rabassa | Mario Schaeffer | Malissa Schisler | Cecilia Setterdahl | Daniel Simeonov | Sola | Julie Turner.

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.

Warehouse Sale - Alessi
Through February 28, 2014 - New York

Offering up to 80% off discontinued, overstock and slightly irregular items. While supplies last. Sale is in-store only

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.

My First Movies - City Center Cinema de Lux
Through March 15, 2014 - White Plains

Nationally renowned children's channel BabyFirst (babyfirsttv.com) with Phoenix Pictures bring the highly anticipated "My First Movies" to theaters across the east coast, transforming the movie theater into a joy- and music-filled movie playdate for tots, toddlers, and their parents! The fun and excitement begins Saturday Feb. 15 and continues Saturdays, Sunday and Wednesday mornings at 10am through Mar. 15. Ticket prices are $10.50 for adults and $8.50 for children.

My First Movies - Showcase Cinema de Lux Ridge Hill
Through March 15, 2014 - Yonkers

Nationally renowned children's channel BabyFirst (babyfirsttv.com) with Phoenix Pictures bring the highly anticipated "My First Movies" to theaters across the east coast, transforming the movie theater into a joy- and music-filled movie playdate for tots, toddlers, and their parents! The fun and excitement begins Saturday Feb. 15 and continues Saturdays, Sunday and Wednesday mornings at 10am through Mar. 15. Ticket prices are $10.50 for adults and $8.50 for children.

Summer Camp Early-Bird Registration Begins - Clay Art Center
Through March 15, 2014 - Port Chester

Register for week-long themed clay camps during Early Bird Registration. Sign up for Clay camps from Feb. 15-Mar. 15 and receive 10 percent off each camp. Visit the website for full camp descriptions and to see the 28 camps offered, where students will learn the basics of the potter's wheel or handbuilding and sculpture. Register by phone at 914-937-2047 or online at clayartcenter.org.

Summer Camp Early-Bird Registration Begins - Clay Art Center
Through March 15, 2014 - Port Chester

Register for week-long themed clay camps during Early Bird Registration. Sign up for Clay camps from Feb. 15-Mar. 15 and receive 10 percent off each camp. Visit the website for full camp descriptions and to see the 28 camps offered, where students will learn the basics of the potter's wheel or handbuilding and sculpture. Register by phone at 914-937-2047 or online at clayartcenter.org.

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.

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.

Simon Evans - Edible Landscape - James Cohan Gallery
Through March 22, 2014 - New York

The gallery's third solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based British artist Simon Evans marks an evolution for the artist with the debut of four large-scale abstract works, accompanied by new intricate drawings, paper weavings and sculpture.

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.

Who Framed Sarah Szczesny? - Ludlow 38, MINI/Goethe-Institute Curatorial Residencies
Through March 30, 2014 - New York

MINI/Goethe-Institute Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38 is very pleased to begin 2014 with the solo exhibition Who Framed Sarah Szczesny?, by Cologne-based artist Sarah Szczesny.

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.

Romulo Celdran - Hasted Kraeutler
Through April 12, 2014 - New York

Romulo Celdran makes sculptures and drawings of objects from the artist's everyday life on an exaggerated, larger-than-life scale. The works in this exhibition, encompass two series, Zoom and Macro.

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.

HATtitude: The Milliner in Culture & Couture - ArtsWestchester
Through April 12, 2014 - White Plains

Hats are art according to ArtsWestchester, which will be showing fabulous, exciting, unique headwear during "HATtitude: The Milliner in Culture and Couture." The exhibition will prove what the Duchess of Cambridge and Lady Gaga already know - that hats are more than mere accessories, they're the crowning glory of any fashion statement. Over 160 hats will be featured in this exhibition that has gathered over 40 contemporary milliners, many of whom are sought after by fashionistas around the world. Through hats that range from playful expressions of individuality, to symbols of propriety or sculptural masterpieces, the show highlights the hat's function in global cultures, as well as its prominent position in 20th- and 21st-century couture fashion. An exciting calendar of engaging lectures by fashion and art historians rounds out additional, related programming. In addition, hands-on workshops led by exhibiting milliners will introduce the public of all ages to the art of hat making. For more info, visit: artswestchester.org/hattitude "According to an old saying," says ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam, 'If you want to get ahead, wear a hat.' That's particularly true in today's day and age as hats are becoming more like works of art and fewer people are wearing them. So to stand out in the crowd, wear a hat." A well-designed hat is as much a statement about its maker as it is it about its wearer. At the heart of "HATtitude" is the milliner and the skills and creativity of the trade. Louise Green (Los Angeles, CA) of Louise Green Millinery is hat-maker to the stars, designing period-influenced headwear for television and movies. Among the celebrities she dresses are the cast of Gossip Girl; Seth Rogan in his role as the Green Hornet; and Taylor Swift, who wore a Louise Green top hat in her 2013 Grammy Awards performance. Catherine Stevens of Cat Stevens Derby Couture creates flamboyant, feathery fascinators and hats guaranteed to stand out within the race-track crowd and beyond. Alongside conventional hats made from traditional materials like fur, felt, or straw, are pieces that stretch the possibilities of the art of millinery. Dramatic and fanciful sculptural pieces by milliners like Jasmin Zorlu (Brooklyn, NY) and Anya Caliendo (Long Island, NY) turn the head of their wearer into a pedestal. Mrs. Caliendo apprenticed under the famous British haute-couture milliner Stephen Jones, and is the only American milliner invited to show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. Local milliners are featured prominently, including several who create pieces for clients in communities across multiple faiths. Cejunel "Sister CJ" Lewis and Carlos NY Hats of the Bronx, are sought after by African American churchgoers who want unique, runway-ready attire for their "Sunday Best." Rivka Zorbaron services the Scarsdale Jewish community and Sara Khan is known for her Middle Eastern head scarf designs. In "HATtitude," functional hats, whimsical hats, hats from bygone eras and from different global cultures will all be on display, providing context for contemporary designs while examining the hat's enduring social significance. The exhibition will also feature "One Block, Many Milliners," a mini-exhibition within the larger show. The 40 unique hats on display in this area were all formed from the same basic hat shape. The collection emphasizes the boundless creativity of milliners, who see endless artistic possibilities in a simple form. "One Block, Many Milliners" is both organized by and on loan from the Milliners Guild, an organization of small millinery business owners and milliners who specialize in the design, production, and promotion of handmade headwear. "HATtitude: The Milliner in Culture and Couture" is curated by Kathleen Reckling, MA; Judith Schwartz, PhD; and Thomas VanBuren, PhD, and is presented thanks to support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York Council for the Humanities. The public is invited to attend an opening reception on Sunday, February 9, from 2-4:30pm. Guests are encouraged to wear their most eye-catching headwear. If you don't have a hat, don't worry - fascinating pieces will be on sale in ArtsWestchester's Art Shop. RSVPs for the opening reception are required. Contact Lea Banks at LBanks@artswestchester.org or 914-428-4220 x330. HATtitude: The Milliner in Culture & Couture is curated by Kathleen Reckling, MA, Tom Van Buren, Ph.D., and Judith Schwartz, Ph.D. It will be on view through April 12, 2014. Gallery Hours: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-5pm. Opening Reception: Sunday, February 9, 2-4:30pm, RSVP required. Docent and curator tours are available for groups of 20 or less. Please contact Lea Banks, Gallery Assistant, to book a group visit. Email lbanks@artswestchester.org or 914-428-4220 x330.

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.

Laure Prouvost: For Forgetting - New Museum
Through April 13, 2014 - New York

The first US solo museum presentation of the work of artist Laure Prouvost (b. 1978). Prouvost will present a new, immersive multi-channel video installation for the Lobby Gallery. In her films and installations, Prouvost unhinges commonplace and expected connections between language, image, and perception. In works such as Wantee (2013), which garnered her a Turner Prize nomination, Prouvost steps away from traditional linear narratives and opens up a space for the viewer to engage provocatively with surreal aspects of meaning.

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.

Paweł Althamer: The Neighbors - New Museum
Through April 20, 2014 - New York

The New Museum presents the first US museum exhibition of the work of Paweł Althamer (b. 1967). Since the early 1990s, Althamer has established a unique artistic practice featuring an expanded approach to sculptural representation and consistently experimental models of social collaboration. Draftsmen's Congress, originally presented at the 7th Berlin Biennial (2012), will anchor the Fourth Floor gallery. Over the course of the exhibition, the blank white gallery will be transformed through the gradual accumulation of drawings and paintings by Museum visitors and invited community organizations. The exhibition will also feature a number of Althamer's iconic sculptures and performative videos realized alone or in cooperation with a number of community groups that he has worked with over the past two decades. The artist's most recent body of work, the Venetians, a haunting group of sculptures created for the 55th Venice Biennale, will be included. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with contributions by Boris Groys, NYU Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, Joanna Mytkowska, Director of the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, and artist Artur Zmijewski, in addition to an interview with the artist.

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.

LOST EGYPT: ANCIENT SECRETS, MODERN SCIENCE - Connecticut Science Center
Through May 04, 2014 - Hartford

Lost Egypt blends ancient artifacts and hands-on activities to create a learning experience for families, students, and all those with a passion for Egypt and Egyptology. The interactive exhibit features real human and animal mummies, as well as mummy scans and forensic facial reconstructions. Visitors can explore a re-creation of an Egyptian tomb and see authentic art and artifacts from the daily life and funerary culture of ancient Egypt, plus the first ever life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping". They can also build a pyramid, sit atop a friendly camel and read hieroglyphics as ancient Egyptians did thousands of years ago. Feb 1- May 4, 2014.

Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles! - New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Through May 10, 2014 - Lincoln Square

Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles! takes viewers back to the early '60s when rock 'n' roll was re-energized--some say saved--by four lads from Liverpool. The exhibition covers the period from early 1964 through mid-1966--the years Beatlemania ran rampant in America. During this time the band affected nearly every aspect of pop culture, including fashion, art, advertising, media, and, of course, music. On display are many Beatles-related pop culture artifacts from the period, as well as correspondence, instruments, posters, photographs, interviews, interactive displays, and an oral history booth in which visitors can leave their own impressions of The Beatles.

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.

A Collective Invention: Photographs at Play - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 18, 2014 - New York

A Collective Invention: Photographs at Play signals the debut of photography as a curatorial focus at the Morgan. With over eighty works from more than two dozen collections arranged into a surprising chain of visual associations, the exhibition explores the many ways of interpreting a photograph and pays tribute to the unique role played by the creative collector. Each photograph in the exhibition's &qut;collective invention" shares a visual or conceptual quality with the piece to its left, another with the one to its right. Embodying photography's rich history and wide range of applications in science, art, propaganda, journalism, and self-promotion, A Collective Invention celebrates a medium that mirrors the energy and complexity of modern life.

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.

The Art of Video Games - Hudson River Museum
Through May 18, 2014 - Yonkers

One of the first major exhibitions to explore the 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, "The Art of Video Games" focuses on the medium's striking graphics, creative storytelling, and player interactivity. Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the exhibition travels to the Hudson River Museum for its only appearance in the New York Metro area, from Feb. 15-May 18. "The Art of Video Games" features the most influential artists and designers across five eras of game development, from early pioneers to the contemporary artists, who created some of the best games for 20 gaming systems that range from the Atari VCS to PlayStation 3. Video games - a compelling and influential form of narrative art - use player participation to tell stories and engage audiences in the same way as film, animation, and performance. The exhibition features 80 video games selected with the help of the public to demonstrate the evolution of the medium. The games are presented through still images, video footage, and video interviews with developers and artists, historic game consoles, and large prints of in-game screen shots. Five featured games are available for visitors to play (Pac-Man, Super Mario Brothers, The Secret of Monkey Island, Myst, and Flower), which show how players interact with the virtual worlds, highlighting the innovative techniques that set the standard for many subsequent games. "Video games are a prevalent and increasingly expressive medium within modern society," said Chris Melissinos, former chief gaming officer for Sun Microsystems, founder of Past Pixels, and guest curator of the exhibition. "In the 40 years since the introduction of the first home video game, the field has attracted exceptional artistic talent. Video games, which include classic components of art, offer designers a previously unprecedented method of communicating with and engaging audiences by including a new element, the player, who completes the vivid, experiential art form by personally interacting with the game elements." Visitors to the exhibition are greeted by excerpts from selected games projected 12 feet high, accompanied by a chipmusic soundtrack by 8 Bit Weapon and ComputeHer, including "The Art of Video Games Anthem," recorded by 8 Bit Weapon specifically for the exhibition. An interior gallery includes a series of short videos showing the range of emotional responses players have while interacting with games. The Smithsonian invited the public to help select the video games in the exhibition. A pool of 240 games was selected by Melissinos and an advisory group consisting of game developers, designers, industry pioneers, and journalists. More than 3.7 million votes were cast by 119,000 people in 175 countries. "The Art of Video Games" is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum with generous support from the Entertainment Software Association Foundation; Sheila Duignan and Mike Wilkins; Shelby and Frederick Gans; Mark Lamia; Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk; Rose Family Foundation; Betty and Lloyd Schermer; and Neil Young. Promotional support is provided by the Entertainment Consumers Association. The C.F. Foundation in Atlanta supports the museum's traveling exhibition program, "Treasures to Go." On view through May 18, 2014.

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.

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.

Nature Story Time - Tenafly Nature Center
Through July 19, 2014 - Tenafly

Families with children ages 3-7 are invited to enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of the nature center’s education animals. Kids will learn about the characteristics of the animal as well as their story and how they became part of the Nature Center. A new story and animal are featured each week. Animals may include snakes, frogs, turtles, owls and a hawk. Meet on the Visitor Center porch. In case of inclement weather the program will be moved indoors. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Saturdays through July 19.

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.

Ramallah/New York - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 15, 2014 - New York

In conjunction with Documentary Fortnight, Emily Jacir's two-channel video work Ramallah/New York (2004-05), which is part of MoMA's collection, will be installed in The Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Building lobby. Informed by the artist's experience of living in Ramallah and New York between 1999 and 2004, the work juxtaposes images of everyday interior spaces (e.g., travel agencies, hair salons, delis) in both cities to examine the transcendence of place beyond official borders.

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.

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.

Forest Hills Greenmarket - Forest Hills (outside Post Office)
Through December 31, 2014 - Forest Hills

Features fresh, locally-grown vegetables, orchard fruit, nuts, coffee, berries, potted plants, flowers, honey, fresh seafood, breads, pastries, and more. This market is now open Sundays year-around.

Jackson Heights Greenmarket - Travers Park
Through December 31, 2014 - Jackson Heights

Located in one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city, the recently expanded Jackson Heights Greenmarket is the largest and busiest Greenmarket in Queens. Wrapping around the edge of Travers Park, this bustling Sunday market draws a large crowd of families, long-time residents and young couples who come out to shop, enjoy the lively scene, and meet and greet their neighbors. The Friends of Travers Park designated 78th a "playstreet" where they host family-friendly events each Sunday adjacent to the market. Reflecting the culinary diversity of the neighborhood, the Jackson Heights market offers a broad selection of vegetables, fruit, eggs, fish, honey, chicken and specialty Mexican produce.

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.

3D Digital Film: Mysteries of the Unseen World - American Museum of Natural History
Through December 31, 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.

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.

A Collection of Ideas - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 28, 2015 - New York

Museums are defined by their collections, each with a unique point of view that is carefully shaped by curators, who remain mindful of historical precedents as they look ahead to future developments. At the time of The Museum of Modern Art's founding, in 1929, the terms "modern" and "contemporary" coincided effortlessly. Since then, MoMA curators have sought to distill a timeless ideal of visual presence and meaning from different circumstances, all the while revising and reconsidering the initial paradigms of modern art. In the Department of Architecture and Design, the result of this collective, at times subjective, effort is not just a catalog of objects, but is rather a collection of ideas supported by objects. Several of the ideas and themes developed in the past are still actively discussed, but contemporary curators also regularly identify new concepts worth exploring and representing in the collection. This installation focuses on works designed during the last few decades that have been acquired by the Museum not only because they met aesthetic and functional standards that are worthy of our collection, but also because they introduce new categories of investigation and new design forms. The galleries feature clusters of acquisitions that tackle, for instance, the relationship between design and violence; new expressions of organic design in response to environmental and societal disruptions; and the increasing importance of interaction design, as seen in 13 video games new to the collection.

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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