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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN FAIRFIELD

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There's so many activities events for kids and families this weekend in Fairfield County! If you're looking for festivals, museums, or just some time spent outside-you'll find it here! Browse this weekend's kids and family activities, or if you'd like to see what's going on next weekend, check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!.

Family Tour Day - Gate Hill Day Camp
November 17, 2012 - Stony Point

Gate Hill Day Camp special Family Tour Day! Families are welcome to bring children to tour the facilities, meet our directors, view our magnificent mountain setting, learn about our extensive program and get all of your questions answered for Summer 2013! Tours will be held from 9am-5pm. Please call to reserve a convenient time.

Shabbat for Tots - Union Temple
Through December 28, 2012 - Brooklyn

Singing, dancing, and a little Hebrew for toddlers, preschoolers, and their adult guests. Led by Yoshie - kids' favorite!

Kids Korner - Brooklyn Public Library, New Utrecht branch
Through September 24, 2012 - Bensonhurst

The Library hosts games, crafts, movies, book discussions, and other activites for kids.

La Leche League of Clarkstown Monthly Meeting - Private Home
November 14, 2012 - Tappan

The La Leche League of Clarkstown holds its monthly meeting. All breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend these informal, ongoing discussions. Babies and older siblings are also welcome.

Farmers' Market @ PepsiCo - PepsiCo
Through November 14, 2012 - Purchase

Local produce and specialty items made from local ingredients every Wednesday.

MONTHLY JAZZ JAM - Flushing Town Hall
November 14, 2012 - Flushing

Open to professional jazz musicians, graduate students studying jazz, and music educators. Meet new contacts, hone your chops and jam each month with your peers. Open to the general public, due to weather conditions, this event has been rescheduled to Nov. 14.

Spring Valley Farmers Market -
Through November 14, 2012 - Spring Valley

Shop for fresh local apples, radishes, beets, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and much more. Wednesdays through Nov. 14. Rain or shine.

COPE Bereavement Support Group - Chai Center in Dix Hills
November 14, 2012 - 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 at the Chai Center in Dix Hills. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Executive Director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993.

PJ Library Pajama Night - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
November 14, 2012 - Pleasantville

Parents and children can come in PJ's and slippers, with teddy bears and blankies. Pizza dinner for all, followed by a fun story time with special guest readers and make-your-own-teddy-bear treats.

TIBET HOUSE US PRESENTS: CONTEMPORARY NIRMANAKAYA Buddhist Iconography by Leah and Stan Goldberg - Tibet House US
Through November 14, 2012 - New York

ibet House US has unveiled news of its next highly anticipated gallery exhibit Contemporary Nirmanakaya: Buddhist Iconography by Leah and Stan Goldberg on the heels of its highly successful art exhibition Mystic Nostalgia, which drew summer crowds to the imaginative paintings of Brazilian artist Tiffani Gyatso. This unique body of work will be on display and for sale from September 13 – November 14, 2012, beginning with a special opening reception on September 13, 2012, from 6-8pm ET. A portion of all sales will benefit Tibet House US and its ongoing work to preserve and present Tibetan culture. Stunning in detail, these original contemporary versions of Buddhist tangkas (Tibetan silk paintings with embroidery) and mandalas (geometric, often circular, sacred art), created by Leah and Stan Goldberg, are steeped in tradition. The Goldbergs took the advice of a confidant of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to lead an enlightened existence quite literally and dedicated themselves to traditional Tibetan Buddhist art and how they might reinterpret it for the Western viewer. As they learned more about mandalas and their rich symbolism, they grew enthralled and were soon making their own versions of classic iconic Tibetan images. “We were changing as people and as artists with each piece that we created over the past few years, evolving despite ourselves. Sometimes the painting’s effect on us was gentle and nurturing; sometimes it was more of a drill sergeant approach. We developed a strangely intimate relationship with each iconic image. It was not unusual for them to let us know what precise asana (position) they preferred to assume. Or what they wished to wear,” says Stan Goldberg. Wherever these pieces hang, they are meant to create a feeling of tranquility and peace and help the viewer grow wiser and more compassionate. ABOUT LEAH AND STAN GOLDBERG Husband and wife Leah and Stan Goldberg have been painting together as an art team for more than 20 years. Their works may be found in prominent private collections, such as those of Mick Jagger and Billy Wilder, as well as in major corporate collections, including those of the Bank of America and the Waldorf Astoria. For the past six years Leah and Stan have resided and painted in their home studio in Galisteo, New Mexico. TIBET HOUSE US GALLERY LOCATION AND HOURS Gallery Location: 22 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011 Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday from 12 to 5 p.m. / P. 212.807.0563 ABOUT TIBET HOUSE US: Tibet House US, established in 1987 at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, is a non-profit educational institution and cultural embassy working to preserve, restore and present Tibet's unique cultural and spiritual heritage by means of a permanent cultural center, with a 2,000-square-foot gallery, library, archives, developing traveling exhibitions, print publications and media productions.

Autism Friendly Classes - Taste Buds Kitchen
Through November 14, 2012 - Chelsea

Taste Buds Kitchen partners with Autism Friendly Spaces, LLC (AFS) to offer children on the autism spectrum, ages 4-8, an opportunity to cook up a new and delicious culinary adventure each week in the signature weekly class, especially adapted to meet the needs of children with ASD. Recipes will vary from savory to sweet as kids focus on ingredients, tastes, techniques, and making new friends. Class size is limited to 7 students which allows the budding chefs to participate in an unique kitchen environment where they learn, laugh, and cook together. Taste Buds Kitchen staff has been trained by AFS on creating autism friendly lessons and a downloadable social narrative will be available on this page shortly. This is a drop-off class. This class meets every Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 for 8 sessions (Sept. 26 to Nov. 14). Class maximum is 7 children. Each week a visual schedule to help children sequence and follow instructions will be provided, along with two instructors (a Taste Buds Kitchen cooking instructor and an AFS Autism Specialist) in a similar teaching model to a CTT classroom, with an AFS consultant on hand at the first class.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 14, 2012 - Garnerville

Creative kids can bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 4-12.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 14, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Forever Families Through Adoption: Art-Themed Socialization Group for Adoptees - St. Paul's Lutheran Church
November 14, 2012 - Rye Brook

A free art-themed socialization group for school-age adoptees meeting two times a month through December 5. The group will focus on the expression of emotions through art, and creating an open forum for discussion about the participants' feelings about adoption. Groups will be co-led by FFTA employees Becca Leitman, MSW, adoption counselor, and Megan Ice, EdM. Adoption will be the common thread that holds the group together and will be addressed as it is brought up by the participants.

Manhasset's Got Talent - Manhasset Library
November 14, 2012 - Manhasset

Be the audience or be the star when critically-acclaimed singer Linda Ciofalo, accompanied by piano, leads a host of local talent in song. Each month twelve new STARS will be chosen by Linda to take center stage with an enthusiastic audience of well-wishers to cheer them on. Dreams are not just for the very young, but also for the young at heart. Whether you aspire to wow them at the karaoke party, or have always waited for your moment of fame, this showcase is for you. Bring along sheet music with your favorite song.

Stories, Songs, and Crafts - Rose Memorial Library
November 14, 2012 - Stony Point

Young readers, ages 3 and up, are invited for picture book stories, songs, and crafts. Pre-registration is required.

ROOMFUL OF BLUES - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 14, 2012 - New York

Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, "are in a class by themselves." With the band's masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy, hard-edged blues and R&B, it's no wonder why the great Count Basie called Roomful "the hottest blues band I've ever heard." Since 1967, the group's deeply-rooted blend of swing, rock `n' roll, jump, blues, and soul has earned it five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards (one for Blues Band of The Year in 2005), two selections as Best Blues Band in the DownBeat International Critics Poll, and a Boston Music Award for Best Blues Act of 2011. Opening act, Roberto Morbioli.

Knit At The Museum - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
November 14, 2012 - Upper East Side

Enjoy knitting at an historic site while creating gifts to donate to the Christmas at Sea program for mariners away from home for the holidays. Beginners will receive basic knitting instruction. Lectures will address life at sea and on the New York City waterfront in the 19th century. These knit-for-a-cause workshops will be held on three Wednesdays: September 19, October 17, and November 14. All supplies included. Proceeds benefit the Christmas at Sea program.

Networking Your Way to Your Next Job - Hempstead Public Library
November 14, 2012 - Hempstead

This workshop provides a clear understanding of what the term "network" means, includes tips on successful networking, and offers real-life examples of just how networking has assisted others achieve their goal of job placement. Topics include advantages and pitfalls of networking, initiating networking encounters, developing taglines, networking tools, networking opportunities, the networking process, scripts to be used when calling contacts for referrals and suggestions and follow up. This program will be held in the Community Room. Registration is required.

Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Stone Avenue branch
November 14, 2012 - Brownsville

Toddlers explore books, hear stories, and enjoy each other's company while playing.

Read to Me - Brooklyn Public Library, New Lots branch
November 14, 2012 - East New York

Preschoolers have the opportunity to try reading aloud, or do a "picture walk"--which is using a book's visuals to understand text without actually reading--with a librarian.

Teens: Growing Dollars and Sense - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
November 14, 2012 - Prospect Heights

Teens learn about managing money and maintaining a virtual online investment portfolio.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble- Utopia Center
November 14, 2012 - Fresh Meadows

Parents can foster the love of reading in their little ones each week. Different authors and themes will be featured. Note that the weekly Wednesday Storytimes have replaced the weekly Tuesday Storytimes.

For The Birds- Fanciful Follies for Our Feathered Friends - Voelker Orth Museum
November 14, 2012 - Flushing

Enjoy this sanctuary for backyard birds featuring a new exhibit by artist Carlos Gutierrez-Solana, featuring over 20 unique handcrafted birdhouses. Gutierrez-Solana draws his inspiration from a variety of sources, from Bali to Madame Butterfly. Whimsical, classical, rustic, ornate, or exotic, the houses are all functional, and can offer shelter to the backyard birds one finds in the City.

Foundations of Education Series featuring Dr. Alan Rabinowitz - Rippowam Cisqua School: Lower Campus
November 14, 2012 - Mount Kisco

Rippowam Cisqua School's 2012-2013 Foundations of Education Series continues with a visit from Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, CEO of Panthera, a non-profit organization that directs and implements effective conservation strategies for the world's largest and most endangered cats: tigers, lions, jaguars, and snow leopards. Dr. Rabinowitz is one of the world's leading big cat experts, and has been called "The Indiana Jones of Wildlife Conservation" by Time magazine. Students and parents are invited to attend. Rippowam Cisqua School's critically acclaimed 'Foundations of Education Series' is a dynamic program featuring informative lectures on how to raise successful, lifelong learners. The lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ryan Smith at 914-244-1292 or email ryan_smith@rcsny.org.

Lego my Library! - The Field Library
November 14, 2012 - Peekskill

Love to build? Kids ages 5 and older can design and create their own Lego structures, in this monthly club. No sign-up required.

Book Babies - The Field Library
November 14, 2012 - Peekskill

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

Boppin’ with Bonnie - Congregation Sons of Israel
November 14, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Toddlers can join music teacher and ventriloquist Bonnie Halfond for music, movement, and puppets. Class meets every Wednesday through December 19.

Holiday Jewelry Workshop - Strawtown Jewelry
November 14, 2012 - New City

Use your creativity to make a unique gift for someone special - or yourself. Participants will learn about different jewelry tools and techniques then make a make a bracelet, anklet, or necklace. Fee includes materials and a special holiday coupon for in-store purchases. Pre-registration is required.

Books in the Ballroom: The Panther by Nelson DeMille - Old Westbury Gardens
November 14, 2012 - Old Westbury

Join the Friends of Old Westbury Gardens for an evening benefit with best-selling author Nelson DeMille for a question and answer session and book-signing for his new John Corey novel. Books will be available for purchase.

THE WHO: QUADROPHENIA AND MORE - Barclays Center
November 14, 2012 - Brooklyn

ENCOURAGING LIFELONG LEARNING IN CHILDREN - Westport Library
November 14, 2012 - Westport

Producer, director and writer Jonathan Diamond created "The Learning Child Series" for public television. He presents video excerpts from the series and shares his observations from hundreds of hours in early education classrooms that document how children — playing, collaborating, laughing, and discovering — take their first steps on the road to lifelong learning.

TEEN CHESS CLUB - Westport Library
November 14, 2012 - Westport

All levels welcome. Know the names of the pieces, the direction in which each moves, and how to set up the board. Grades 6-12.

Family Bounce Night - BounceU of College Point
November 14, 2012 - College Point

Enjoy the endless excitement of the giant inflatables and games. A great way to bond with the whole family. Bounce and play for 2 hours or use the last 30 minutes for dinner(separate price). Whether you have two kids or 12, Family Bounce Night is easy, it's affordable, and it's lots of fun. Adults are free with a paying child. Pre-payment required to secure a reservation and is non-refundable.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
November 14, 2012 - Wilton

This program offers songs, play, and gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. No registration necessary.

Mother Goose Time - Wilton Library
November 14, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 1-4 sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. No registration.

Ambler Farm Reads - Wilton Library
November 14, 2012 - Wilton

Caregivers and children ages 4-6 meet at Ambler Farm to enjoy theme based stories as well as a nature walk. Children may check books out at the farm, so make sure to bring your library card. Registration required.

Mythology Book Club for Kids - Wilton Library
November 14, 2012 - Wilton

Children in grades 3-5 will discuss Kokopelli's Flute by Will Hobbs. Snacks will be provided and an activity or craft will be made. Registration required.

CPR/AED Course - Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps
November 14, 2012 - Scarsdale

CPR course includes the use of an AED and choking rescue for adults, children and infants. Participants will receive an American Heart Association CPR Certification valid for two years.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
November 14, 2012 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful fall days at the Nature Center with walks, live animals, and stories. Dress for outdoor activities. For children ages 18 mos.-5 years with a parent/caregiver.

Evening Program for Adults & High School Students: What's Up with Westchester Birds - Greenburgh Nature Center
November 14, 2012 - Scarsdale

Habitats, hotspots, trends, and tips from Audubon. Anne Swaim, Executive Director, Saw Mill River Audubon, offers a multi-media talk exploring the birds of the Lower Hudson Valley including local birding hot spots, tips for finding and identifying birds, latest population trends, and factors affecting local birds. In partnership with the Sierra Club, Lower Hudson Group.

Music and Merriment - Yonkers Public Library - Crestwood Branch
November 14, 2012 - Yonkers

Interactive stories and songs for children ages 1-1/2 to 4 years. No registration required.

The Frog Prince and Other Tales - Stepping Stones Museum
November 14, 2012 - Norwalk

Four tales of fantasy and imagination come alive with intricately handcrafted puppets and scenery in this holiday presentation.

Homework Help - McGoldrick Library
November 14, 2012 - Flushing

Children in grades 1 to 6 can recieve homework help from library educator.

Storytime - Fairfield Museum and History Center
November 14, 2012 - Fairfield

Children ages 3-5 with a parent or guardian hear engaging stories that celebrate the seasons, holidays and more.

Native American Artist: Charles Loloma, Hopi Jeweler (Film) - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
November 14, 2012 - Glen Cove

Charles Loloma was one of the first Native American jewelers to use gold instead of silver and diamonds and other precious stones in addition to turquoise, coral, and shell. His innovative designs, so sculptural in quality, were internationally acclaimed. And his clients included celebrities, monarchs, and presidents. This film examines the work of Charles Loloma - and how the visionary behind the enchanting jewelry managed to break the barriers that separated Indian traditionalism and mainstream modern art. For him, the art world and the Hopi world were one.

An Evening With Don Murray: BUS STOP - Cinema Arts Centre
November 14, 2012 - Huntington

A naive but stubborn cowboy falls in love with a saloon singer and tries to take her away against her will to get married and live on his ranch in Montana.

AHRC - AHRC - Suffolk
November 14, 2012 - Bohemia

Learn how a special need's trust can ensure your child is taken care of for the rest of their life.

Forty Years of 'Free to Be...You and Me' - 92YTribeca
November 14, 2012 - Tribeca

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Free to Be... You and Me" with historians Lori Rotskoff and Laura Lovett, co-editors of the new book "When We Were Free to Be," as they discuss the creation and legacy of this popular children's classic with a lively panel of songwriters, authors, and commentators. Were things really better in the days before Bratz dolls and Batman remakes? How has the world of gender changed for boys, girls, and the folks who raise them? Does children's media make a difference? An unabashed discussion of how songs, stories, toys, and television have inspired audiences to challenge gender and racial stereotypes from the 1970s through the present day.

Yak Packers Early Childhood Art Making - Rubin Museum of Art Education Center `
November 14, 2012 - Chelsea

The Yak Packers look at, touch, and explore Himalayan art inspired by the museum's collection. Classes include play, storytelling, trips to the galleries, and art-making activities.

RAMMELLZEE In The Gallery Workshop - Children's Museum of the Arts
November 14, 2012 - SoHo

Inspired by the work of exhibiting artist, RAMMELLZEE, kids will work closely with media lab teaching artists to explore collaborative film-making. Workshops will employ various techniques including character design, set building, puppetry, and stop-motion animation.

Mozart's 'Cosi fan tutte' - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
November 14, 2012 - New York

Alan Gilbert, conductor Stephen Wadsworth, director Juilliard Orchestra Charlie Corcoran, set designer David Lander, lighting designer Camille Assaf, costume designer Featuring Emalie Savoy as Fiordiligi, Wallis Giunta as Dorabella, Naomi O'Connell as Despina, Alexander Lewis as Ferrando, Luthando Qave as Guglielmo, Evan Hughes as Don Alfonso, and a chorus comprised of Juilliard singers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera buffa composed in 1790 is one of three renowned collaborations with Venetian librettist Lorenzo La Ponte, premiered in the United States by The Metropolitan Opera in 1922. A romantic and comical farce, Così and its time-honored debate about fealty make it beloved among audiences worldwide Produced by The Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program in partnership with The Juilliard School Limited tickets $30 available 10/17 at the Juilliard Box Office, or by calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500

Sea Turtle Cold Stun Lectures - Quogue Wildlife Refuge
November 14, 2012 - East Quogue

"Cold-stunning” is a process that causes sea turtles to become immobile due to the dramatic decrease in water temperature (usually below 50°F) making it impossible for them to escape the cold water and migrate to warmer water. Once these turtles wash up on our beaches, it is a race for time. A cold-stunned sea turtle may appear to be dead, but may actually be alive! Without proper intervention a cold stunned sea turtle will inevitably die. Please join the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation for a Cold Stunned Sea Turtle Lecture and learn how you can help rescue sea turtles. Last season the Riverhead Foundation recovered 11 cold stunned sea turtles thanks to the public and our volunteer beach patrollers. If you would like to attend a training lecture and learn how to help rescue sea turtles by patrolling your local beach, please register for one of our free lectures. You can register by calling our office at 631.369.9840 or email ksotolotto@riverheadfoundation.org. Additional dates and information can be found at riverheadfoundation.org.

The Pen & The Plate presents Aline Kominsky-Crumb & Drawn Together - Alison Eighteen
November 14, 2012 - New York

The Pen & The Plate presents Aline Kominsky-Crumb & by ‘that thing with 2 heads’ Aline & R. Crumb On: November 14th 2012 Cocktails: 6:45 PM Introduction: 7:15 Dinner & Readings: 7:30 PM $60.00 per person (includes 3 course dinner, a welcome cocktail, tax & gratuity*) *all beverages, and tax & gratuity on same, additional Where: In the PDR ALISON EIGHTEEN 15 West 18th Street New York City RSVP: 212 366-1818 or events@alisoneighteen.com

Round Table Discussion: 'Treatment Options for Children with OCD' - Spectrum Neuroscience and Treatment Institute
November 14, 2012 - Upper East Side

askStefanie and Spectrum Neuroscience and Treatment Institute are now hosting monthly round table discussions with top experts in the field of mental health. This is an opportunity to listen to some of NY's best doctors in an intimate setting and ask questions as well as hear concerns and struggles that people "just like you" are feeling too. This month will kick off the series with Dr. Eric Hollander and Dr. Steven Poskar. They will be speaking about "Treatment Options for Children with OCD." Dr. Hollander is the director of Spectrum Neuroscience and Treatment Institute, a clinical professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and the director of Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Poskar is the vice president and co-founder of OCD New York, and a psychiatrist at Spectrum Neuroscience and Treatment specializing in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for OCD.

Garth Ennis signs The Boys #72 Final Issue - Midtown Comics Times Square
November 14, 2012 - New York

Midtown Comics in New York City proudly presents writer Garth Ennis signing the final issue to his hit series The Boys from Dynamite Entertainment at Midtown Comics Times Square on Wednesday, November 14th, from 9:00PM to 10:00PM. The Boys #72: The Boys' story comes to an end in this final issue containing 24 pages of story, 5 pin-up pages of brand-new art and a complete cover gallery! The long day closes on the Brooklyn Bridge, as our hero finally meets his destiny. There's one last deal to be done, as Stillwell finds out the real cost of doing business, and one last surprise for Rayner too -- as she begins her long-dreamed of political career. Garth Ennis has left his mark on many iconic characters, including the Punisher from Marvel Comics, but he is best known for creating and writing edgy, original comic book series like Preacher for DC Vertigo, and The Boys, Jennifer Blood, and Battlefields, all from Dynamite Entertainment. Red Team will launch in February and debuts as the cornerstone title in the new Dynamite Crime Line!

HELP HEAL NEW YORK: A Benefit for the victims of Hurricane Sandy | Wednesday November 14 at Pacha NYC - Pacha NYC
November 14, 2012 - New York

Wednesday November 14 Pacha NYC and RPM present HELP HEAL NEW YORK Featuring performances by: DANNY TENAGLIA FRANCOIS K SUNNERY JAMES & RYAN MARCIANO SHERMANOLOGY DANNY AVILA D BERRIE AUDIEN HARRY CHOO CHOO ROMERO SHAWNEE TAYLOR (live) CARL KENNEDY HECTOR ROMERO DAVID WAXMAN CEVIN FISHER THEO HEX HECTOR PAUL RAFFAELE CODES ROXY COTTONTAIL SAZON BOOYA DALTON SIK DUO CARL LOUIS & MARTIN DANIELLE PAIGE BAMBI THAT KID CHRIS ACE ALVAREZ JEAN PIERRE TYLER SHERRITT BEAT BROS THE CHAINSMOKERS MYSTO & PIZZI and FOOLS GOLD vs TROUBLE & BASS in Pachita & MANY MORE ANNOUNCED & UNANNOUNCED GET TICKETS Suggested donation is $40 but any amount will be accepted. Donations of canned food, clothing, blankets, toiletries will be accepted as well. http://www.clubtickets.com/us/2012-11/14/help-heal-new-york-pacha-nyc Pacha NYC 618 West 46th street New York, NY 10036 Doors 5PM - 5AM Ages 18+ #HelpHealNY www.pachanyc.com/help

Joyful Parenting - Manhasset Public Library
November 14, 2012 - Manhasset

Come get a "joy boost" and de-stress from Hurricane Sandy. We created this program to support you in your toughest job of all, parenting. Please come give yourself this gift of support with an expert panel, moderated by Liza Burby, contributing publisher to Long Island Parent magazine. Visit JoyfulParentingPanel.com for more information.

HELP HEAL NEW YORK: A Benefit for the victims of Hurricane Sandy | Wednesday November 14 at Pacha NYC - Pacha NYC
November 14, 2012 - New York

Wednesday November 14 Pacha NYC and RPM present HELP HEAL NEW YORK Featuring performances by: AFROJACK ERICK MORILLO DANNY TENAGLIA FRANCOIS K SUNNERY JAMES & RYAN MARCIANO SHERMANOLOGY DANNY AVILA D BERRIE AUDIEN HARRY CHOO CHOO ROMERO SHAWNEE TAYLOR (live) CARL KENNEDY HECTOR ROMERO DAVID WAXMAN CEVIN FISHER THEO HEX HECTOR PAUL RAFFAELE CODES ROXY COTTONTAIL SAZON BOOYA DALTON SIK DUO CARL LOUIS & MARTIN DANIELLE PAIGE BAMBI THAT KID CHRIS ACE ALVAREZ JEAN PIERRE TYLER SHERRITT BEAT BROS THE CHAINSMOKERS MYSTO & PIZZI and FOOLS GOLD vs TROUBLE & BASS in Pachita & MANY MORE ANNOUNCED & UNANNOUNCED GET TICKETS Suggested donation is $40 but any amount will be accepted. Donations of canned food, clothing, blankets, toiletries will be accepted as well. http://www.clubtickets.com/us/2012-11/14/help-heal-new-york-pacha-nyc Pacha NYC 618 West 46th street New York, NY 10036 Doors 5PM - 5AM Ages 18+ #HelpHealNY www.pachanyc.com/help

Library Theatre: 'Love, Loss & What I Wore' - Ossining Public Library - Budarz Theater
November 15, 2012 - Ossining

M&M Productions presents the popular play by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, fresh off a 2-1/2 year Off-Broadway run. Funny, compelling, and touching monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes, and memory covering all the important subjects - mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we wear black.

Wine & Dine around the World - Trump National Golf Club - Briarcliff Manor
November 15, 2012 - Briarcliff Manor

Join the Foundation of the Hudson Valley Hospital Center for a night of Wining & Dining to benefit the Ashikari Breast Center. Enjoy fine food and wines on a virtual journey across the globe featuring dishes by Hudson Valley restaurants and culinary talent, while tasting world-class wines from top experts and major importers.

Calm and Connected: Parenting Your Child with ADHD© 6-Session Workshop Series (Six 1 ½ hour sessions) - 89 Melanie Lane
Through November 15, 2012 - Syosset

ADHD experts have long recommended Parent Training as a crucial part of treatment for children with ADHD. This workshop you will help you develop tools, techniques and strategies to reduce challenging behaviors, homework stress, and school struggles. Education and guidance from a trained professional will increase parenting confidence and effectiveness. Cindy Goldrich, Ed. M., ACAC, certified ADHD Coach and Parenting Specialist, gives parents a unique understanding of ADHD, Executive Functioning, and their impact on children's behavior and performance. She provides tools, strategies, and resources to build on children's innate strengths and potential while reducing the chaos, stress and challenging behaviors. To register call 516.802.0593 or email Cindy@PTScoaching.com

Big Brothers Big Sisters Day at The Designer Consigner - The Designer Consigner
November 15, 2012 - Nanuet

Proceeds from sales all day will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County. Prices start at $5.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 15, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 2-7 are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more in Spanish and English.

Preschool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 15, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers, ages 3-5, are invited for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Nature Strollers - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
November 15, 2012 - Cornwall

The nature center hosts a weekly walking group for families with babies, toddlers, and young children. Thursdays through November 15.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
November 15, 2012 - White Plains

Join Toe every Thursday morning for stories and singing.

3 to 5 Beehive (3-5 year olds) - Pequot Library
November 15, 2012 - Southport

Drop-in and share some weekly theme-based stories on the rug and take home a related craft. No registration required.

Toytime - Manhasset Public Library
November 15, 2012 - Manhasset

Children ages 6 months - 2� years(with caregiver) can enjoy playtime, songs, and stories. Registration begins Monday, October 1st at 9 am.

After School Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
November 15, 2012 - Manhasset

Longer stories and crazy crafts are all part of the fun. This is a drop-off class for children in kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade. Registration begins Monday, October 1st at 9am.

Storytime for Tots - Rose Memorial Library
November 15, 2012 - Stony Point

This weekly program introduces toddlers to storytime with simple picture book stories, rhymes, finger plays, and coloring. For ages 24-35 months; pre-registration is required.

Silly Songs, Stories, and Crafts Storytime - Rose Memorial Library
November 15, 2012 - Stony Point

Young readers, ages 3 and up, are invited for picture book stories, songs, and crafts. Pre-registration is required.

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 15, 2012 - New York

Since arriving on the music scene in 1993 in a legendary residency at Los Angeles' Brown Derby nightclub, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's irresistible live show and aggressive, musically perceptive approach have proven the band to be the singular standout among the numerous outfits that launched the '90s swing revival. The seven-man group forged a massively successful fusion of classic American sounds from jazz, swing, Dixieland, and big band music, building its own songbook of original dance tunes. Now, almost 20 years later, BBVD is a veteran force that to this day adds new fans by the roomful every time it plays.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland Day - The Designer Consigner
November 15, 2012 - Nanuet

The Designer Consigner hosts this special fundraiser where 25 percent of the days proceeds will benefit the youth of Rockland County.

Mother Goose - Windsor Park Library
November 15, 2012 - Bayside

Children ages 8 to 23 months, can enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays. Preregistration is required.

Storytime - East Elmhurst Library
November 15, 2012 - East Elmhurst

Children ages 18 months to 3 years and their parents or caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, and crafts.

Story Time - Hollis Library
November 15, 2012 - Hollis

Children ages 3 and up can enjoy listening to wonderful stories.

Picture Book Storytime - Lefferts Library
November 15, 2012 - Richmond Hill

Children ages 2 to 5 years can enjoy stories, songs, and dancing. A parent or other caregiver must be present.

Preschool Storytime - Pomonok Library
November 15, 2012 - Flushing

Young childrend ages 3-5 can enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Picture Books for Preschoolers - Forest Hills Library
November 15, 2012 - Forest Hills

Children ages 3 to 5 and their parents or other adult caregiver will hear great stories and rhymes, sing songs, learn fingerplays, and do movement activities. Preschoolers develop their language, early literacy, and school readiness skills while having fun. Preregistration begins at 2pm in the Children's Area.

Mitzvah Play Date with Exceptional Young Adults - JCC Rockland
November 15, 2012 - West Nyack

Local teens are invited to help host a play date for their peers who have special needs. Come shoot pool, play games, bake cookies, or do other activities with young adults from various agencies throughout the community. Host teens can get community service credit for their participation.

After School Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library, Cortelyou branch
November 15, 2012 - Ditmas Park

Homework help for kids.

Story Play, Puzzles, and Games - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
November 15, 2012 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers and babies hear stories and play with toys.

Story Play - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
November 15, 2012 - Dyker Heights

Kids can make holiday-inspired arts and crafts.

Craft Time - Howard Beach Library
November 15, 2012 - Howard Beach

Children ages 4-12 along with their favorite adult can create something wonderful.

Book Buddies - South Jamaica Library
November 15, 2012 - Jamaica

Children in grades K-5 are invited to share stories and build their reading skills with Book Buddies.

TEEN ANIME CLUB - Westport Library
November 15, 2012 - Westport

Enjoy a night of anime and meet others who share your passion. Come with ideas for the evening's content. For middle school and up. Register online.

Mother Goose Time - Wilton Library
November 15, 2012 - Wilton

Children ages 1-4 sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. No registration.

Introduction to Knitting for Teens - Wilton Library
November 15, 2012 - Wilton

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in this interactive workshop where they will learn introductory knitting techniques of casting on, the knit stitch, the purl stitch, and binding off. Materials will be provided. Shirley Spencer, President of the Candlewood Valley Knitting Guild, will lead the workshop. Registration required.

CPR/AED Course - Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps
November 15, 2012 - Scarsdale

CPR course includes the use of an AED and choking rescue for adults, children and infants. Participants will receive an American Heart Association CPR Certification valid for two years.

The Frog Prince and Other Tales - Stepping Stones Museum
November 15, 2012 - Norwalk

Four tales of fantasy and imagination come alive with intricately handcrafted puppets and scenery in this holiday presentation.

Dating & Healthy Relationships for Teens - White Plains Public Library
November 15, 2012 - White Plains

A workshop designed to teach participants effective communication practices, and to teach about a number of warning signs that a relationship is potentially unhealthy or abusive. Participants will also be able to identify at least four ways she or he would like to be treated in a dating relationship. Room B. Contact Erik Carlson at 422-6923 for more information.

Teen Thursdays - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
November 15, 2012 - Yonkers

Hang out with Z, the teen librarian, create arts & crafts, play board games/PS3, and more. Open to tweens and teens, ages 12-19. Young Adult Room.

The Loon's Necklace and Pocahontas: Ambassador of the New World (Film) - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
November 15, 2012 - Glen Cove

A Native American legend about how the loon got his "necklace," specially colored feathers around his neck. Ceremonial masks carved by Indians of British Colombia reflect the Indian's sensitivity to nature. This presentation is followed by Pocahontas: Ambassador of the New World. Popular history remembers Pocahontas for a single act of courage, yet she had a vision of peaceful cooperation between the European settlers and her own people that was revolutionary in its modernity, despite jeopardizing her own safety.

Zumba Classes - Hillside Public Library
November 15, 2012 - New Hyde Park

Enjoy this popular dance-based workout with your friends. For Grades 5 and above.

DST3K Presents: “The Cheerleaders” - Laughing Devil Comedy Club
November 15, 2012 - New York

Devil Science Theater 3000 is an interactive event where the audience plays drinking games and makes fun of terrible movies while being egged on by professional comedians in the crowd! Tickets are $5 and there is no drink minimum. More information at: http://www.dst3k.com

Save-A-Pet Holds Its 12th Annual “Evening for the Love of Animals” 2012 Fur Ball - Flowerfield Celebrations Catering
November 15, 2012 - St. James

The Fur Ball is Save-A-Pet’s annual dinner dance and silent auction that is held to raise money for the organization. It also brings people together who share a common bond: a love for animals. The money will be used to continue Save-A-Pet’s commitment to such programs as pet adoption, spaying and neutering; feral cat TNR (trap, neuter and return); humane education and public awareness. The evening includes dancing, an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert, coffee, a silent auction, raffles and much more. Live music will be performed by Shade of Blue. Tickets are $100 per person, and half the price of each ticket is tax-deductible. Dress attire is smart casual. RSVPs will be accepted until October 24. Those who are unable to attend can make a financial contribution to one of Save-A-Pet’s programs. All donations are greatly appreciated. Checks can be made out to Save-A-Pet and mailed to: Save-A-Pet, 608 Route 112, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. To purchase tickets, or for more information, please contact Save-A-Pet at (631) 473-6333, or visit www.saveapetli.net.

Annual Happy Thanksgiving Feast For Friends - Bubble
November 15, 2012 - Babylon Village

The day includes crafts, games, stories, lunch or dinner and dessert.

Architecture Education Open House: Building Connections 2012 - Center for Architecture
November 15, 2012 - Greenwich Village

View CFAF's annual exhibition of K-12th grade student work from the 2011-2012 school year, Building Connections. Through student models, drawings, and photography, guests will learn about CFAF's teaching methodology developed through over 20 years of built environment education experience. Program and teaching staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide more information about how you can bring built environment education to your school or community. Attendees can enter to win a free 2 hour, hands-on architecture and design workshop for one K-12 grade classroom at the Center for Architecture.

Yak Packers Early Childhood Art Making - Rubin Museum of Art Education Center `
November 15, 2012 - Chelsea

The Yak Packers look at, touch, and explore Himalayan art inspired by the museum's collection. Classes include play, storytelling, trips to the galleries, and art-making activities.

Seconds to Impact (opening for Dio Disciples) @ Starland Ballroom - Starland Ballroom
November 15, 2012 - Sayreville

Eddie Trunk presents Dio Disciples Tim "Ripper" Owens • Toby Jepson • Simon Wright • Craig Goldy • James Lomenzo • Scott Warren Special guests: Seconds To Impact • Witchburn • Souls Of Fate • Metal Disorder • Ideosphere • An all-ages to enter, 21 to drink event. $17.50 advance, $20 day of show + applicable surcharges

Liederabend - Paul Hall (The Juilliard School)
November 15, 2012 - New York

Pianists from Juilliard's Collaborative Piano Department perform vocal repertoire with singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts FREE concert; no tickets required

Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra - Alice Tully Hall
November 15, 2012 - New York

Adam Glaser, conductor Piano soloist to be announced DEBUSSY "Fêtes" from Nocturnes SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22 MAHLER Symphony No. 4 in G Major FREE tickets available 11/1

Sea Turtle Cold Stun Lectures - Quogue Wildlife Refuge
November 15, 2012 - East Quogue

"Cold-stunning” is a process that causes sea turtles to become immobile due to the dramatic decrease in water temperature (usually below 50°F) making it impossible for them to escape the cold water and migrate to warmer water. Once these turtles wash up on our beaches, it is a race for time. A cold-stunned sea turtle may appear to be dead, but may actually be alive. Without proper intervention a cold stunned sea turtle will inevitably die. Please join the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation for a Cold Stunned Sea Turtle Lecture and learn how you can help rescue sea turtles. Last season the Riverhead Foundation recovered 11 cold stunned sea turtles thanks to the public and our volunteer beach patrollers. If you would like to attend a training lecture and learn how to help rescue sea turtles by patrolling your local beach, please register for one of our free lectures. You can register by calling our office at 631.369.9840 or email ksotolotto@riverheadfoundation.org. Additional dates and information can be found at riverheadfoundation.org.

Free Homework Help and Parent Workshops - Club Z! In Home Tutors
November 15, 2012 - Oceanside

Tutors will walk parents and students through a focused activity and then help with general homework questions. Workshops are free and snacks are provided. Invite friends, family, and students. This event is open to anyone, not just Club Z! members. RSVP to ClubZAdvantage@gmail.com. Topics: ADD/ADHD tips(11/1); Reading Comprehension (11/8); PSAT/SAT tips (11/15); Organization/Study skills (11/29); ADD/ADHD tips (12/6) and Reading Comprehension (12/13).

Language Immersion at LICM - Long Island Children's Museum
November 15, 2012 - Garden City

Why not introduce another language to your child while they are young and receptive to new things? These French workshops are drop in and do not require advance sign up. A different theme will be covered each week and a class project and song will be used to reinforce learning. Take home activities will also be distributed at the end of each class.

Pema Tseden Presents 'The Weatherman's Legacy' - Trace Foundation
November 15, 2012 - New York

Trace Foundation is pleased to announce a screening of acclaimed Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden’s documentary, The Weatherman’s Legacy. Made for Discovery Channel Asia in 2004 and filmed in Pema Tseden’s hometown, the film follows a Tibetan shaman who wants to pass down his rainmaking skills to a son who would rather run a video-rental business. Pema Tseden will discuss the craft of making documentaries as compared to feature films. PEMA TSEDEN’s award-winning films (Silent Holy Stones, The Search, Old Dog) have been featured in film festivals around the world and have received acclaim for their nuanced and sensitive portrayals of contemporary life in Tibet.

Billy Witch - Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
November 15, 2012 - Astoria

Teens can enjoy this quirky, creepy, bawdy comedy, where 14-year old Oliver braves the wilderness to discover change at sleepaway camp. From twisted first sexual encounters, to spooky campfire stories unfolding before his eyes, Oliver's time at camp is anything but normal. The play takes place during two days at summer camp, and is reminiscent of certain teen-genre and horror movies such as Meatballs and Friday the 13th. Tickets may be purchased on-line or in-person at the Theatre Box Office, 30 minutes prior to the performance. Children under 14 not permitted.

THE DIRTY GUV'NAHS - Highllne Ballroom
November 15, 2012 - New York

"The Dirty Guv'nahs are wise in the ways of rock 'n' roll beyond their tender years." The swell of grassroots momentum for this six-piece rock 'n' roll collective from Knoxville, TN is undeniable. "The Guvs" have been steadily growing their fan base across the country, selling out shows in theaters and bars alike, and making standout festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, and SXSW, to name a few. Opening act, Etyan & The Embassy.

Student Advocacy Training Institute: A Parent's Role in the Special Education Process - Student Advocacy
November 15, 2012 - Elmsford

This workshop is presented for parents by Carole Boccumini, Esq., and Monica Mandell, LMSW. Since special education services must be tailored for each child, the law can't simply list services. Instead, it establishes a process for developing an individualized education program. Learn about the special education process, and most importantly, the critical contributions that parents can make. Pre-registration required. To apply for a scholarship, call Lois Solomon-Neal at 914-347-7039 x100.

MARIO CANTONE - Gotham Comedy Club
Through November 15, 2012 - Manhattan

Mario Cantone: Mario Cantone's one-man variety show "Laugh Whore" opened to a flurry of rave reviews, and took its final Broadway bows with a special taping for the Showtime network. Just prior to that, Cantone starred on Broadway in "The Violet Hour," and left 'em dead in the aisles starring in the Tony Award winning "Assassins," by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman.

Holiday Boutique - JCC of Mid-Westchester
November 15, 2012 - Scarsdale

A variety of jewelry, accessories, stationery, clothing, and more. Contact Julie Dorfman for more information at x412, or email dorfmanj@jccmw.org.

Celebrity Psychic Thomas John Hosts “The Men’s Room: A Men’s Only Spiritual Drop-In Night” - META Center
November 15, 2012 - NEW YORK

Celebrity Psychic Thomas John will host “The Men’s Room: A Men’s Only Spiritual Drop-In Night,” on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the Meta Center in New York City. Men interested in the mysteries of the metaphysical world can stop by for 15 minutes, or stay for the entire event to connect with other men about spirituality. All ages and sexual orientations are welcome!

Film Screening Invitation – DON’T FOLLOW ME (I’m Lost) - IFC Center
November 15, 2012 - New York

On Sunday, November 15th DON’T FOLLOW ME (I’m Lost) will be screening at DOC NYC in Greenwich Village’s IFC Center at 9:00pm. The film, an intimate “fly on the wall” documentary, is about iconoclastic rocker Bobby Bare Jr., son of country music legend Bobby Bare, and his struggles dealing with the repercussions of a perpetual life on the road – the constant separation and the disconnect from loved ones back home. This documentary unveils a side of the music industry that most never see. Musicians including My Morning Jacket, Justin Townes Earle, Hayes Carll, David Vandervelde, Blue Giant, Carey Kotsionis, Duane Denison, and Bobby Bare Sr. make appearances in the film. Rock with Bobby Bare Jr. twice in one night! First see Bobby on the big screen in DON'T FOLLOW ME (I'm Lost). Then see him live on stage at 10:30pm as he rocks Mercury Lounge. Tickets available (for live performance ONLY) at http://www.mercuryloungenyc.com/event/157829/. For more information about the film please visit http://www.docnyc.net/film/dont-follow-me-im-lost. Ticket info: In the aftermath of Sandy, ticket sales from the next 100 DON’T FOLLOW ME (I’m Lost) tickets sold, will be donated to disaster relief efforts. DON’T FOLLOW ME (I’m Lost) tickets available now! http://www.movietickets.com/house_detail.asp?house_id=9598&movie_id=143435&rdate=11/15/2012

“Mob Wives” Drita D’Avanzo Hosts Hurricane Sandy Relief Fundraiser For Staten Island Victims - WiP
November 15, 2012 - New York

VH1 Mobwives star Drita D’ Avanzo and Celebrity Publicist Johnny Donovan join forces with Bash Records and Masque Events to host a fundraiser in support of Staten Island’s Hurricane Sandy victims on Thursday, November 15th from 7:00-10:00pm at WIP (34 Vandam St.). The night will feature guest appearances by Jersey Shore's Deena Cortese, VH1's Big Ang, cast members of Oxygen's Bad Girls and Brooklyn 11223 along with a special tribute performance by Raquel Castro of NBC’s The Voice, recording artist Mike John and Bash Records’ Jerid Nowell. Attendees can enjoy New Jersey’s #1 cupcakes by Sugarush of Red Bank, and a raffle with prizes provided by Juiced Watches, Beach Bum Tanning, Beast to East productions, The Muse Collection and Soul Premium Cacha Rum. Pricing for the event is $20 cover and all proceeds will be donated to victims of Hurricane Sandy and the Red Cross of Staten Island. Food and clothing donations will be accepted at the event.

Big Food vs. Little Kids: The Real Story Behind Food Marketing to Children and What Parents Can Do - Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
November 15, 2012 - New Haven

As rates of childhood obesity and diabetes climb, the food industry has come under intense pressure to stop promoting unhealthy foods and beverages to youth. In an effort to stall government regulation, the industry has formed self-regulation groups and pledged to improve practices. In this talk, Dr. Marlene Schwartz will present research documenting the harm caused by food marketing to children, how much marketing is still being done, and the critical role of parent advocates to stand up to Big Food.

POGO 11/15/12 – the Rock n’ Roll Dance Extravaganza with DJ Miss Guy - Hotel Chantelle
November 15, 2012 - New York

POGO 11/15/12 – the Rock n’ Roll Dance Extravaganza with DJ Miss Guy Thursday, November 15th Join DJs MISS GUY, MICHAEL CAVADIAS, CAROL SHARKS, PRINCE TERRENCE for the ROCKIN’-N’-ROLLIN’-BUMPIN’-N’-GRINDIN’-PARTY POGO!!! In the BASEMENT of the famed HOTEL CHANTELLE, 92 Ludlow St. NYC 10002 Email events@missguy.net and say Miss Guy at the door for entry!!! With your hosts for November 15th Darian Darling, Santiago Felipe, James Coppola, Joce, Mischa & Tata With guest hosts Stella Rose and Deryck Todd Put on your dancing shoes and GO-GO to POGO The party starts at 11PM!!! Check out Miss Guy's latest music video "Take It Off" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Di2g9vvSBU

Alessi’s Customer Appreciation Day - Alessi Madison
November 15, 2012 - New York

Alessi’s annual customer appreciation day will take place on Thursday, November 15th. Customers will save 20% off Alessi products for one day only. The sale will take place at Alessi Madison and Alessi Soho.

Alessi's Customer Appreciation Day - Alessi Soho
November 15, 2012 - SoHo

Alessi's annual customer appreciation day will take place on Thursday, Nov. 15. Customers will save 20 percent off Alessi products for one day only. The sale will take place at Alessi Madison and Alessi SoHo. Discount does not apply to limited-edition merchandise.

16th Annual “Teddy” Dinner hosted by Teddy Atlas - Hilton Garden Inn
November 15, 2012 - Staten Island

The 16th annual Dr. Theodore Atlas Foundation Dinner will benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy throughout the New York area. Boxing trainer and ESPN television fights analyst Teddy Atlas hosts in memory of his late father. Guests include Tony Danza, Sterling Sharpe, Patrick Ewing, Phil Simms, Charles Oakley. More than 800 local community members and supporters are expected; the gala remembers Teddy’s late, humanitarian father, a Staten Island physician, and continues his good works.

New Rochelle Farmers' Market - New Rochelle
Through November 16, 2012 - New Rochelle

Fresh, local baked goods, fruit, herbs, organic produce, specialty foods, vegetables, and more.

2K Sports Classic Benefitting The Wounded Warrior Project - Madison Square Garden
Through November 16, 2012 - Midtown

The Nation's premier season-opening college basketball event - the 2K Sports Classic - returns to The World's Most Famous Arena November 15 and 16, 2012. The Classic features two nights of Championship doubleheader action as Villanova, Purdue, Alabama and Oregon State battle it out at Madison Square Garden!

Karaoke Dinner Cruises - Spirit of New York
November 16, 2012 - New York

Like to sing? Have a friend or loved one that loves belting it out? We’ve got the perfect place to do just that - the Spirit of New York. Come aboard a Friday Night Karaoke Cruise for spectacular views of the city’s world-renowned skyline, fun and friendly service, bountiful buffet and a Karaoke machine with thousands of songs for singin’ the night away. Spirit of New York Karaoke Cruise •June 29th •July 20th •August 10th •September 14th •October 19th •November 16th •November 30th Board 6:30 Cruise 7:00 – 10:00pm $45.90 Call 866.483.3866 or visit http://spiritofnewyork.com/New-York/karaoke-dinner-cruises for tickets!

Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique The Monteverdi Choir - Carnegie Hall
November 16, 2012 -

In the hands of Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his period-instrument ensemble, Beethoven takes on a distinctive vibrancy and jubilant excitement that leaves audiences breathless. Last season, they brought four of Beethoven's symphonies to Carnegie Hall, and on this concert they return with The Monteverdi Choir for the monumental Ninth and its celebrated Ode to Joy.

Farmer's Market Friday - Dahlia Avenue off Main Street
Through November 16, 2012 - Flushing

Shop for fresh produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters at this market organized by the Queens Botanical Garden.

Farmer's Market Friday - Queens Botanical Garden
November 16, 2012 - Flushing

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

'Curtains' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
November 16, 2012 - Irvington

A musical comedy whodunnit presented by the Broadway Training Center Combined Ensemble. When a leading lady is murdered onstage, can a theatre obsessed detective solve the murder AND save the show? Musical murder mystery mayhem for the whole family.

Ladies Night Out - Blue Friday - Circle Line Downtown
November 16, 2012 - New York

It's the first ever Ladies Night Out on the ZEPHYR, and you've just got to be there. Grab your besties, co-workers, neighbors, sorority sister, single mom friends, and anyone else that wants to be pampered and party! Where else can you get in some serious girl talk with beautiful scenery, delicious cocktails, the latest tunes spinning, a pyschic reading and a decadent dessert bar to die for!!!! Our VIP Package comes complete with open premium bar, gift bag mini manicure and mini-massage, so you will also be leaving the boat feeling more relaxed. Each month there will be a different theme with an array of vendors to shop and become even more beautiful then you already are.

Shabbat Club - Congregation Sons of Israel
November 16, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Children up to age five are invited to celebrate Shabbat with stories, and games, and puppets. Hosted by Rabbi Abraham.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 16, 2012 - Garnerville

Young readers are invited for stories, crafts, and more. Pre-registration is required.

Shabbat Club - Congregation Sons of Israel
November 16, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Families with children up to age 5 are invited to celebrate Shabbat with stories, songs, and puppets.

FETCH! Club: Science Fun @ your Library - Pequot LIbrary
November 16, 2012 - Southport

The library takes kids on a science adventure. Registration required for each session.

EN VOGUE - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 16, 2012 - New York

After millions and millions of albums sold with Grammy-nominated mega-hits such as "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)", "Hold On", "Givin' Him Somethin' He Can Feel", "Free Your Mind", "Whatta Man", "Don't Let Go (Love)", "No Fool No More", "Lies", "Don't Go", "You Don't Have to Worry", "Too Gone, Too Long"... the Funky Divas are back, badder than ever!

Holiday Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
November 16, 2012 - West Nyack

Artists of all ages can paint a plate, mug, or seasonal item for a family heirloom or holiday gift. Pick from a wide variety of items, including a candy plate, tree dish, dreidel dish, or other designs. Items can be painted and taken home or left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested. Call for extended hours.

Bethpage Federal Credit Union's 4th Annual Turkey Drive - Bethpage Federal Credit Union Headquarters
November 16, 2012 - Bethpage

Thanksgiving is around the corner. How can you truly give thanks? By helping someone else. Join Bethpage Federal Credit Union as it hosts its 4th Annual Turkey Drive collection to benefit Island Harvest ? the hunger relief organization which supplies Long Island's community-based nonprofit organizations with critical food support. Help the approximately 90,000 Long Island families in need by donating turkeys and holiday dry goods for this year's Thanksgiving. Please drop your donations off between 7am and 6pm.

Picture Book Time - Hempstead Public Library
November 16, 2012 - Hempstead

Enjoy stories, music, and fun in the Children�s Room. For children ages 3-5, accompanied by a caregiver.

Children's Storytime - Arverne Library
November 16, 2012 - Arverne

Children and their caregivers can enjoy stories, music, and crafts.

Toy Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Gerritsen Beach branch
November 16, 2012 - Gerritsen Beach

Toys glorious toys! Preschoolers explore toys and meet new friends.

Fall Holiday Book Sale - Brooklyn Public Library, Gerritsen Beach branch
November 16, 2012 - Gerritsen Beach

Buy gently used and like-new books, DVD's, and CD's. Help support the Gerritsen Beach Library.

Kids Korner - Brooklyn Public Library, New Utrecht branch
November 16, 2012 - Bensonhurst

The Library invites kids to enjoy games, crafts, book discussions, movies, and other activities.

Black Violin - The New Victory Theater
November 16, 2012 - Times Square

They played to sold-out New Vic houses in 2009, and now virtuoso violinists Kev and Wil B are back to once again raise the roof sky-high with their funky fusion of classical, jazz, hip-hop, blues, and R&B. With DJ TK on the turntables, Beatdown on the drums, and Joe Cello rounding out the band, Apollo Legends Black Violin compose a concert with booming new beats, classic favorites, and cool pop covers finely tuned to fiddlin' perfection. Black Violin smashes musical stereotypes and will enthrall lovers of Bach and Beyonce. They inspire kids from Texas to Times Square to get fired up about classical music?proving that their hearts are as big and soulful as their sound.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
November 16, 2012 - Peekskill

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

Unpackiong Jewish Folklife: Discovering the Heart of Jewish Cultlure - 14th St. Y
November 16, 2012 - East Village

The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism hosts Dr. Ilana Abramovitch of Brooklyn College, who explores how customs, traditions, tales, legends, and sayings, as well as recipes, folk tunes, and clothes have informed Jewish life. Follows 7:30pm secular Shabbat service. Childcare available.

Wii Play - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
November 16, 2012 - Haverstraw

Students in grades 1-6 can challenge themselves and their friends on the Wii. No registration required.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
November 16, 2012 - West Nyack

Stop by the store's children's department to hear A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting. A turkey craft will follow the story.

Creatures of the Darkness - Connecticut Audubon Society
November 16, 2012 - Fairfield

Become a night watcher with Connecticut Audubon Society Teacher-Naturalist Colleen Noyes and explore the sanctuary looking for the many animals that prefer the cover of darkness. A warm campfire and smore's will be a reward for the evening's adventure. Bring a flashlight. Advance registration required.

Lim�n Dance Company with Paquito D�Rivera - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
November 16, 2012 - Greenvale

Savor this celebration of Latin American cultural traditions as jazz great Paquito D'Rivera and his ensemble perform in a new collaboration with Brazilian choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras. Classic works by Jos� Lim�n open the program.

Get Crafty! - Glendale Library
November 16, 2012 - Glendale

Kids ages 6 and up can cxercise their creativity and imagination doing a craft project.

Kabbalat Shabbat - Temple B'nai Torah
November 16, 2012 - Wantagh

Temple B’nai Torah of Wantagh will host a Shabbat and a community pre-service gathering where people can mingle while enjoying light refreshments. The service will run approximately 45 minutes. For more information please call 516-221-2370.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
November 16, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

The Moxie Spot combines its comfy food with a program of short movies and a family-friendly feature. Check website for movie titles.

LESLIE UGGAMS - 54 Below
November 16, 2012 - New York

Broadway legend Leslie Uggams makes her 54 Below debut for seven special performances only! Best known for her Tony Award-winning role in Hallelujah, Baby!, as well as the groundbreaking miniseries, Roots, Ms. Uggams' storied career has spanned television (her own CBS variety show), film (Skyjacked) and Broadway (Her First Roman, Blues in the Night, Jerry's Girls, Anything Goes, King Headley II, Thoroughly Modern Millie, On Golden Pond).

Preschool Bounce - Bounce U–College Point
November 16, 2012 - College Point

Little ones can play like Tiger and bounce, bounce, bounce. Enjoy the inflatables, giggles and fun. Adults or Guardians are free with a paying child. Walk-ins will not be accepted if an event is full. Pre-payment is required to secure a reservation and is non-refundable.

Toddler Storytime - Forest Hills Library
November 16, 2012 - Forest Hills

Toddlers 18 to 35 months and their parents or adult caregivers may enjoy listening to picture books, singing songs, learning fingerplays, and joining in lively movement games, all while developing vocabulary and social skills. Preregistration is required.

Game Day - Woodhaven Library
Through November 16, 2012 - Woodhaven

Kids may enjoy an afterschool treat, playing a variety of board games. Make new friends.

Game Day - Woodhaven Library
November 16, 2012 - Woodhaven

Play games, make new friends. Kids may enjoy an afterschool treat, playing a variety of board games.

NEA Jazz Masters - Flushing Town Hall
November 16, 2012 - Flushing

Jazz lovers will enjoy this concert featuring 5 NEA Jazz Masters Jimmy Heath, saxophone; Barry Harris, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Jimmy Owens, trumpet, with Tootie Heath, drums, playing classic standards from the Great American Songbook. The concert is dedicated to Phoebe Jacobs, Executive Vice President, Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, who passed away this year.

Haunted Tour - Staten Island Children's Museum
November 16, 2012 - Staten Island

Tour the grounds of Snug Harbor by lantern light and scare yourself silly. Reservations recommended (call 718-273-2050, x. 137).

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
November 16, 2012 - Staten Island

Make some green eggs and ham!

The Frog Prince and Other Tales - Stepping Stones Museum
November 16, 2012 - Norwalk

Four tales of fantasy and imagination come alive with intricately handcrafted puppets and scenery in this holiday presentation.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover - Drop-off - White Plains Public Library
November 16, 2012 - White Plains

Children ages 4-8 bring a stuffed animal friend for a sleepover in The Trove, enjoy a bedtime story and tuck the animals in for the night. After kids go home, the animal friends will have fun exploring the library. Kids will return on Saturday to pick them up, enjoy a light brunch and slide show of all the overnight adventures. Pre-registration required, beginning Nov. 2.

Introduction to Scratch - Central Library
November 16, 2012 - Jamaica

Scratch is a programming language for everyone. With it, tweens and teens can create interactive stories, games, music, and art, and share them online. Pre-registration is required. Contact the Children's Library Discovery Center for more information.

LITERATURE LIVE PRESENTS THE CRUCIBLE - Bay Street Theatre
November 16, 2012 - Sag Harbor

Bay Street Theatre presents a staged production of the award-winning Arthur Miller play about the Salem witch trials that was written as an allegory of McCarthyism, when the U.S. government blacklisted accused communists. 10% of proceeds support Long Island Hurricane victims.

9th Annual Global Food & Wine Event - Guastavino's Midtown
November 16, 2012 - New York

The BCA will celebrate its 9th annual Global Food and Wine Experience to take place at Guastavino's, located at 409 East 59th Street (underneath the 59th Street Bridge) in New York City on Friday, November 16th from 7 PM to 10:30 PM. During this event, over 50 chefs, wine and spirit merchants, and hundreds of food connoisseurs will come together to create a platform for extraordinary culinary exploration. As part of the event's unique experience, more than 50 culinary students will be working side by side with New York's premier industry professionals as they prepare and unveil the latest trends. The event highlights will include a culinary sampling from select restaurants paired with winemakers, distributors and outlets from around the world as well as restaurants pairing gourmet tastings with wines and spirits. This event is not only a fantastic experience for the guests in attendance, but a wonderful opportunity for culinary students to get hands-on experience and exposure working in an up-scale, professional atmosphere alongside professionals that they aspire to become in the future.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - West Islip Community Center,
November 16, 2012 - West Islip

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.

Pumpkin Flower Arrangements - bubble
November 16, 2012 - Babylon Village

Learn flower arranging techniques and how to choose the perfect flowers for this years Thanksgiving centerpiece. Enjoy dinner, snacks and games as well.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble -- East Northport
November 16, 2012 - East Northport

Start your child's day off with a a story.

Pajama Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga - Karma Kids Yoga
November 16, 2012 - West Village

Kids should wear their pajamas to this special Friday night class. They'll take a fantastical yoga adventure, followed by a story and yummy smelling foot rubs. Milk and cookies will be served after the class, then sweet dreams to follow. Call to reserve a space for your child.

Jaap van Zweden Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra - Alice Tully Hall
November 16, 2012 - New York

Stefani Collins, violin SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture BRITTEN Violin Concerto BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 Hailing from the Netherlands, Dallas Symphony Orchestra conductor Jaap van Zweden returns to his alma mater to lead a program featuring Shostakovich's spirited Festive Overture, followed by Britten's emotive and exigent Violin Concerto, paying tribute to the composer's centennial year and preceding a robust finale of Beethoven's acclaimed Symphony No. 5 FREE tickets available 11/2

Choreographers and Composers - Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater
November 16, 2012 - New York

The Choreographers and Composers Workshop presents six premieres by third-year choreographers and composers Choreographer/Composer Collaborations: Lois Alexander/Eugene Astapov, Alexander Anderson/Paul Frucht, Taylor Drury/Ryan Dodge, Eve Jacobs/Max Grafe, Nicholas Ranauro/Aaron Severini, Kyle Scheurich/Sun-Young Park Juilliard Dance opens its season with this unique and exciting cross-division collaboration. The performances are the culmination of the school's long-running classroom/studio course of the same name, in which students learn the techniques of collaborative art. FREE; limited standby admission only

Open House - Landmark of Ridgefield Academy - Landmark of Ridgefield Academy
November 16, 2012 - Redding

Learn about what this private preschool has to offer. Tour begins at 9:30am for 2's and 10:30am for ages 3-5. RSVP to Kimberly Swabsin at 203-544-8393 or KSwabsin@LandmarkPreschool.org.

Billy Witch - Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
November 16, 2012 - Astoria

Teens can enjoy this quirky, creepy, bawdy comedy, where 14-year old Oliver braves the wilderness to discover change at sleepaway camp. From twisted first sexual encounters, to spooky campfire stories unfolding before his eyes, Oliver's time at camp is anything but normal. The play takes place during two days at summer camp, and is reminiscent of certain teen-genre and horror movies such as Meatballs and Friday the 13th. Tickets may be purchased on-line or in-person at the Theatre Box Office, 30 minutes prior to the performance. Children under 14 not permitted.

EVENT CANCELLED - Room to Read's Westchester Chapter for An Exclusive Screening of 'Half the Sky' - EVENT CANCELLED - Pelham Picture House
November 16, 2012 - Pelham

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Join Room to Read's Westchester Chapter for An Exclusive Screening of "Half the Sky - Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide," the new documentary from The New York Times journalist Nick Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, based on their best-selling book. The film features incredible footage of Room to Read's work in Vietnam, along with several moving stories from the Girls' Education Program. Room to Read Founder and Board Co-Chair John Wood will attend.

Book & Author Luncheon - Vanessa Williams and her mother Helen Williams - Woman's Club of White Plains
November 16, 2012 - White Plains

Vanessa Williams and her mother, Helen Williams, will speak about their new book, "You Have No Idea - A famous Daughter, her No-Nonsense Mother, and How They Survived Pageants, Hollywood, Love, Loss (and Each Other)." RSVP by Nov. 9. For reservations, please send name and check (made out to the White Plains Woman's Club) to Barbara Dannenberg 34 Century Ridge Road, Purchase, NY 10577. For further information, call 948-1747 or e-mail bdannen@optonline.net.

K'NAAN, CITY OF THE SUN - Highline Ballroom
November 16, 2012 - Manhattan

The grandson of Haji Mohamed, one of Somalia's most famous poets, and nephew of famed Somali singer Magool, the emcee is creating his own musical path through reggae, funk, pop, soul and, above all, hip-hop.

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2012/2013 Season of SHABBAT SHABBANG @ the JCC – November 16th - The JCC In Manhattan
November 16, 2012 - New York

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2012/2013 Season of SHABBAT SHABBANG @ the JCC – November 16th WHAT: Shabbat Shabbang is a Friday night dinner designed to welcome our families with children of all ages into our building for a fabulous meal, new friends, and fascinating program offerings. Looking to create a connection to the community? Hope to deepen your relationship with your child's after-school friends? Want to create a Shabbat experience for your kids, but you’re too tired after a full week of work? Shabbat Shabbang Jr. is the program for you. WHEN: Saturday November 16th, 2012, 5:30 pm (Also in January & March) WHERE: The JCC In Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 REGISTRATION: $18 FOR ALL (CHILDREN UNDER 2 ARE FREE) Pre-registration required by Wed, Nov 14. Space is limited. For more information or to register: www.jccmanhattan.org or +1 (646) 505-5708 MORE DETAILS: Because we want to create a Shabbat-friendly environment for everyone, we have a Shabbat elevator, strictly kosher (and delicious) cuisine, and shomer Shabbat program options are always available. Program offerings subject to change based on registration numbers. All registered guests will be notified in advance if there are significant changes to the program. INFANTS & TODDLERS DINNER (AGES 4 AND UNDER) Welcome Shabbat with appetizers and cocktails at 5:30 pm, followed by an interactive song session from 5:45-6:15 pm. Blessing and dinner to follow. All levels of observance welcome! Grandparents and extended family members are welcome to attend as well! Strollers must remain in the lobby. FUN AND GAMES FOR SCHOOL-AGE FAMILIES* (AGES 4-10) Join us for a dynamic dinner in our 3rd floor gymnasium. Begin at 6:00 pm with a cool, Shabbat-friendly art project, followed by the Friday night rituals and a delicious buffet dinner. Afterwards parents can sit back and enjoy a glass of wine while the kids take part in relay races, tumbling, and other fabulous gym activities with the JCC’s extraordinary coaches! Finally we will meet up with the other participants in the lobby for dessert and more fun. GENERATION FAMILY DINNER Starting at 6:00 pm, share the warmth and fun of a Friday night dinner with other Russian-speaking families. Parents will meet one another and make new friends while enjoying a delicious meal and celebrating Shabbat as a community. Sit back and relax over a glass of wine while your children engage in a special project designed and lead by the JCC's gifted Russian-Language Shabbat Club teachers. Then head to the lobby for dessert and fun kid-friendly activities which will be shared with families from the other family dinners taking place throughout the building. Programming is geared towards children 4 and up, but kids of all ages are welcome.

Ardal O'Hanlon at the 3rd Annual Craic Comedy Festival - 116 MacDougal
November 16, 2012 - New York

Ardal O’Hanlon (Father Ted) will headline the 3rd annual Craic Comedy festival November 16th at 116 MacDougal. Presented by Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey. The CRAIC mostly known for their film and music events year-round continued to reach higher ground with acclaimed comedian Ardal O’Hanlon. Opening act is Irish American headliner Kevin Flynn (Comedy Central). The one-night Irish comedy festival is planned for November 16th at 116 MacDougal in New York City. Festival Producer Terence Mulligan commented “We have been doing Irish film and music events successfully for 14 years now in NYC and the time is right to bring over a high profile act like Ardal who has a lot of fans here in New York”! Special Guest MC’s like Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) are expected to pop in through the night @ the 3rd annual Craic Comedy The Fleadh Foundation is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization in NYC. It’s honorary board members are Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Kevin Dillon, Denis Leary & Ed Burns to name a few.

ONEGIN HOSTS HURRICANE SANDY FUNDRAISING EVENT - Onegin
November 16, 2012 - New York

Spend your Friday night helping Hurricane Sandy victims from the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens. Enjoy a memorable night at New York City’s hottest Russian restaurant and lounge Onegin, located in the lively Greenwich Village area. A night of fine food, extravagant drinks and exciting entertainment featuring music by resident DJ Liliya Moon. Onegin will be accepting clothing and/or money donations at the door. All contributions will go to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Group. To make a donation online, please visit http://hurricanesandyrelief2012.eventbrite.com/#

Free Entry at Skyroom, 16th of November - Skyroom
November 16, 2012 - New York

Skyroom Fridays is the hottest rooftop party in town ::: Each and every week don't miss the best DJs playing at our outdoor and indoor Rooftop club! Come for some drinks, great music, dancing and lounge on our outdoor patio enjoying the best view of New York's Skyline! For free entry email rsvp@nycprive.com or text 347.644.9680- Please note that trendy cocktail attire is highly suggested and table reservations for large groups are highly recommended. Skyroom New York City - Tallest Indoor And Outdoor Rooftop Oasis in New York - 330 West 40th St - www.skyroomnyc.com

Free Entry at Skyroom, 16th of November - Skyroom
November 16, 2012 - New York

Skyroom Fridays is the hottest rooftop party in town ::: Each and every week don't miss the best DJs playing at our outdoor and indoor Rooftop club! Come for some drinks, great music, dancing and lounge on our outdoor patio enjoying the best view of New York's Skyline! For free entry email rsvp@nycprive.com or text 347.644.9680- Please note that trendy cocktail attire is highly suggested and table reservations for large groups are highly recommended. Skyroom New York City - Tallest Indoor And Outdoor Rooftop Oasis in New York - 330 West 40th St - www.skyroomnyc.com

The Work of Currier & Ives Talk & Trolley Tour at Green-Wood - Green-Wood Cemetery
November 17, 2012 - Brooklyn

More than 150 years before Americans adorned their homes with mass-produced prints from Pottery Barn or Home Depot, the business team of Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives created an industry of art for ordinary people. The firm of Currier & Ives proclaimed itself to be the “Grand Central Depot for Cheap and Popular Prints” and singlehandedly democratized art in America. Over the span of their careers, Currier and Ives produced more than seven thousand prints that sold in the millions of copies. At one time, 95 percent of all lithographs in circulation in the United States were from the firm of Currier & Ives. Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives are both interred at Green-Wood. Join Currier & Ives expert Robert K. Newman, a third-generation owner of the Old Print Shop on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan and expert on Currier & Ives, for an in-depth look at this legendary team. (Newman appears in Public Television’s Printmakers to the People about the lives of Currier & Ives.) After the talk, join Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman for a trolley tour with stops at the graves of Currier, Ives and other artists from the firm, including Fannie Palmer, the only woman in an otherwise all-male business. Meet inside Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel. The talk is free and the trolley tour is $15 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and $20 for non-members. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. To find out more information or to make online reservations, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.

Freedom Lunch Cruise the 9/11 Memorial - World Yacht
November 17, 2012 -

World Yacht's weekly Freedom Lunch Cruise to the 9/11 Memorial allows guests to combine a lunch buffet with a visit to lower Manhattan and the 9/11 Memorial. Tickets for the Freedom Lunch Cruise may be purchased online at www.worldyacht.com and are priced at $69.15 for adults and $36.21 for children. Boarding begins at 11:30am, sailing from 12:00-3:00pm.You'll enjoy lunch while sailing down the Hudson River with unobstructed views of the city skyline. Once docked at lower Manhattan, you will have time to take in the 9/11 Memorial while the yacht will wait to return you to Pier 81 in Midtown.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 17, 2012 - Bronxville

Vendors offer fresh produce, including organic produce, pasture raised meats, and eggs, fish fresh from Montauk, honey, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, breads, baked goods, quiche, dips, soups, herbs, lavender and lavender products, local wines, field-cut wild flowers, bottled milk, granola, soups, cookies, hand made soaps and lotions, home spun fibers for knitting, and chutney.

Hunt's Point Farmers' Market - Msr. Raul Del Valle Square at Southern Boulevard and E.163rd Street
Through November 17, 2012 - Bronx

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

Pelham Farmers' Market - Pelham
Through November 17, 2012 - Pelham

Fresh, local baked goods, cut flowers, fruit, herbs, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

The Music Man' - The Musical - Yorktown Stage
November 17, 2012 - Yorktown Heights

In River City, Iowa, "Professor" Harold Hill promises a musical miracle for all the kids by starting a town band. His real plan is to leave town once the kids have paid for their instruments and uniforms, but when he falls in love with the town's librarian, Marian Paroo, he sets his sights on winning her favor. Will he be able to keep his con going with Marian by his side?

Ani DiFranco - The Town Hall
November 17, 2012 -

Ani DiFranco has written hundreds of songs, played thousands of shows, captured the imaginations of legions of followers, and jammed with folkies, orchestras, rappers, rock and roll hall-of-famers, jazz musicians, poets, pop superstars, storytellers and a martial arts legend. She's "fixed up a few old buildings" and minimized her carbon footprint before it was trendy -- from installing a geothermal heating and cooling system in the renovated church that her label calls home to using organic inks on all the t-shirts she sells. But nothing she's done in her 18-year career has garnered more attention than a business decision. Since Ani bucked the major label system in the early-90s, opting to release her music on her own terms, the self-described Little Folksinger has been the subject of all kinds of hyperbole.

Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique The Monteverdi Choir - Carnegie Hall
November 17, 2012 -

With blocks of massive choral forces and contrasting moments of repose, the Missa solemnis is uniquely Beethovenian in its ability to convey a broad faith in humankind. Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, and The Monteverdi Choir come together to perform this grand plea for peace.

Tarrytown Farmers' Market - Tarrytown
Through November 17, 2012 - Tarrytown

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, soups, and more.

EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets - Roy Wilkins Park
Through November 17, 2012 - Queens

EmblemHealth and Harvest Home Farmer’s Markets are offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, cooking demonstrations and health and wellness screenings through the “Eating for Good Health” program which runs through November 17,2012.

'Curtains' - Irvington Town Hall Theater
November 17, 2012 - Irvington

A musical comedy whodunnit presented by the Broadway Training Center Combined Ensemble. When a leading lady is murdered onstage, can a theatre obsessed detective solve the murder AND save the show? Musical murder mystery mayhem for the whole family.

Grow NYC GreenMarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 17, 2012 - Long Island City

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every week.

Westchester Feline Club - Westchester County Center
November 17, 2012 - White Plains

Over 230 cats and kittens compete, representing many of the 50 recognized TICA breeds. Also features Household Pet Competition, Shelter Cat Birthday Parties, Face Painting, Holiday Shopping at the Meow Market Place, Ask the Vet, and Guest Lectures. Show proceeds benefit local animal shelters and rescue groups.

Circle Line Gobble Gobble Party Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
November 17, 2012 - New York Harbor

Take a Thanksgiving-themed cruise around New York Harbor. There will be story telling hosted by Books of Wonder, a juggle and a balloon artist, a live performance by Princess Katie and Racer Steve, and a kid-friendly interactive tour guide.

MAXIM GORKY DRAMA STATE THEATER - BMCC TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Through November 17, 2012 - NEW YORK CITY

The Internationally acclaimed, thrilling State Theater of Vladivostok, Russia, appears for the first time in New York with a cast of 37 of Russia's most honored artists. The United States Premiere of the Original Drama, TOVARICH, by Jacques Deval, will be performed November 15 and November 16 at 7:30 pm. The Second attraction is CHEKHOV'S masterpiece, IVANOV. English audio

Nature Story Time - Tenafly Nature Center
November 17, 2012 - Tenafly

Families with children ages 3-7 will enjoy a nature-themed story and a visit from one of the center’s education animals. Participant 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 each month. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

State Street Ballet 'The Secret Garden' - Academic Arts Theatre at Westchester Community College
November 17, 2012 - Valhalla

A ballet of enchantment, inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett's famous novel. Imaginative staging transforms this classic story into a modern-day ballet for all.

Library Theatre: 'Love, Loss & What I Wore' - Mount Kisco Public Library
November 17, 2012 - Mount Kisco

M&M Productions presents the popular play by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, fresh off a 2-1/2 year Off-Broadway run. Funny, compelling, and touching monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes, and memory covering all the important subjects - mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we wear black.

Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Banda de Los Muertos - Port Richmond Library
November 17, 2012 - Staten Island

Banda de los Muertos fires up the crowd with its brassy, hot-blooded banda music from Sinaloa, Mexico. Loud and emotional, the banda sound is a boisterous crossbreed of traditional Mexican music and German polka, powered by ranks of brass, woodwinds, and percussion. This epic band storms the stage with soulful sounds from 1940s Mexico mixed with funky New York flavor—written and arranged by bandleader Jacob Garchik.

Harvest Hay Rides - Beardsley Zoo
November 17, 2012 - Bridgeport

Enjoy a hayride on weekends in October and November.

ZAK BROWN, JIMMY BUFFETT, KENNY CHESNEY TRIBUTES: JIMMY KENNY & THE PIRATE PEACH BAND - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 17, 2012 - New York

Don't miss this amazing party! Wear a pair of jeans that fit just right! A must for Zac Brown fans! Cold beers and the radio up! Jimmy Kenny & The Pirate Beach Band take over Lucille's tonight to perform Zac Brown's greatest hits, including songs from the new Uncaged album - plus your favorites from Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Chesney! No matter the weather outside, Lucille's will be toasty hot with inviting off-season music during this special concert. It's five o'clock somewhere, so get knee-deep with no shoes, no shirt, and no problems. Jimmy Kenny's concerts provide the soundtrack and atmosphere for your endless summer fun. Second show at 11:30pm.

Breastfeeding - Nyack Hospital
November 17, 2012 - Nyack

This class prepares mom (and dad) for the first few days and weeks of breastfeeding. Topics include the benefits of breastfeeding, positioning, establishing a good milk supply, common problems, and returning to work. Pre-registration is required; e-mail walkere@nyackhospital.org.

Open House - Blue Rock School
November 17, 2012 - West Nyack

Blue Rock School invites parents interested in Kindergarten through 8th grade to visit the campus, meet the school's faculty, and learn about the school' learning environment. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Admissions Director, Beverly Stycos, at 845-535-3353.

NYC Audubon Winter Waterfowl Workshop - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
November 17, 2012 - Broad Channel

Join Don Riepe of the American Littoral Society as he leads a 1.7 mile hike around the West Pond to observe the many species of ducks and geese that winter on the Bay. Pre-registration required.

South Shore Symphony - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
November 17, 2012 - Rockville Centre

The music of three great composers makes this concert a special joy. Come and revel in Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture, Brahms' Double Concerto for Violin and Cello with Muneko Otani (violin) and Nicole Johnson (cello) and Schumann's Symphony N. 4 Program #3.

Luna Negra Dance Theater - Queens Theatre
November 17, 2012 - Flushing

Enjoy an evening of dance with Luna Negra, a Chicago-based troupe, that blends the discipline of ballet and the dynamic movement of contemporary dance and infuses it with the explosive energy of Latin dance forms.

Hands-on History: All Aboard! - King Manor Museum
November 17, 2012 - Jamaica

Rufus Kings? son John was the President of the Railroad. Children will learn about trains and how they helped change this Jamaica area neighborhood from farmland to the Queens borough we know today. Enjoy train related stories, crafts, and more.

Black Violin - The New Victory Theater
November 17, 2012 - Times Square

They played to sold-out New Vic houses in 2009, and now virtuoso violinists Kev and Wil B are back to once again raise the roof sky-high with their funky fusion of classical, jazz, hip-hop, blues, and R&B. With DJ TK on the turntables, Beatdown on the drums, and Joe Cello rounding out the band, Apollo Legends Black Violin compose a concert with booming new beats, classic favorites, and cool pop covers finely tuned to fiddlin' perfection. Black Violin smashes musical stereotypes and will enthrall lovers of Bach and Beyonce. They inspire kids from Texas to Times Square to get fired up about classical music?proving that their hearts are as big and soulful as their sound.

Rob Schneider Live! - Queensborough Performing Arts Center
November 17, 2012 - Bayside

Teens and their parents can enjoy an evening of comedy. See Emmy-nominated actor Rob Schneider, well known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, brings his zany comedy to QPAC. Schneider has starred in several Happy Madison projects, including Bedtime Stories, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, The Benchwarmers, 50 First Dates, The Longest Yard, Eight Crazy Nights, Little Nicky and Mr. Deeds.

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
November 17, 2012 -

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".

For The Birds- Fanciful Follies for Our Feathered Friends - Voelker Orth Museum
November 17, 2012 - Flushing

Enjoy this sanctuary for backyard birds featuring a new exhibit by artist Carlos Gutierrez-Solana, featuring over 20 unique handcrafted birdhouses. Gutierrez-Solana draws his inspiration from a variety of sources, from Bali to Madame Butterfly. Whimsical, classical, rustic, ornate, or exotic, the houses are all functional, and can offer shelter to the backyard birds one finds in the City.

Storybook Discovery Days - The Voelker Orth Museum
November 17, 2012 - Flushing

Children ages 6 and younger can come to the parlor for Dr. Marge Hendler's reading series, which cultivates the joys of reading. The session includes an art or nature activity.

Pirate Pete's Parrot - The Secret Theatre
November 17, 2012 - 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.

Pocahontas - Broadhollow at Elmont
November 17, 2012 - Elmont

Great theater for kids. The story of Pocahontas comes to life in this live musical adaptation.

Messy Afternoons - Long Island Children's Museum
November 17, 2012 - Garden City

Tots will be up to their elbows in goo, shaving cream, and Play Doh in this class full of artistic activities that makes being messy lots of fun. The session offers a variety of sensory activities for children ages 18 months to 4 years.

Kids' Weekend Crafts - The Cupcake Corner
November 17, 2012 - Garden City

Bring your children to The Cupcake Corner any Saturday or Sunday (except for Holidays) and they will love creating a fun little craft. The craft differs each weekend and are themed around the holidays. No reservations necessary.

Movies for Kids (and Their Families) - 'Tales of the Night' - Jacob Burns Film Center
November 17, 2012 - Pleasantville

Acclaimed filmmaker Michel Ocelot ("Kirikou and the Sorceress") is a master of silhouette animation. This collection of five exotic fables from around the world (and one from another world entirely) blends history with fairytale, whisking viewers off to colorful, enchanted lands inhabited by dragons, captive princesses, and enormous talking bees. 2011. 84 m. Not Rated. In French with subtitles.

Thanksgiving Craft @ The Field - The Field Library
November 17, 2012 - Peekskill

Kids age 6 and older will make a special holiday craft. No sign up required.

Puppet Show: "The Dragon King" - The Scarsdale Congregational Church
November 17, 2012 - Scarsdale

A terrible drought has overtaken the land, and all the world has turned brown and lifeless. The Dragon King is ruler of the waters, and the people are beginning to wonder why he has not brought the precious rains in such a long time. An underwater fantasy based on Chinese folklore, Tanglewood Marionettes' latest production tells the tale of a wise Grandmother who journeys to the bottom of the sea to seek the Dragon King, and the answers to why he has forsaken the land above. With colorful sea creatures, an exciting adventure, and all the visual splendor that audiences have come to expect from a Tanglewood Marionettes production. Children with special needs are especially welcome at the 11am show. For more info., call 914-723-2111.

An Evening With The Stars - Alley Pond Environmental Ctr
November 17, 2012 - Douglaston

Understand and appreciate the mystery and the beauty of the universe with astronomer Mark Freilich. Participants can enjoy a view of the moon upclose, the Orion Nebular, and more starry delights. This astronomy program comprises an indoor lecture and an outdoor viewing with a professional telescope. Pre-registration required.

Young Chefs-Alphabet Soup - Alley Pond Environmental Ctr.
November 17, 2012 - Douglaston

Calling all kid-chefs. Soup's On. Children ages of 7-12 will learn how to prepare a nice bowl of soup. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Art for Families-Tools of the Trade - The Noguchi Museum
November 17, 2012 - Long Island City

Parents can engage with their children in discussions about art in the galleries, and work together or individually to make their own works of art. This program is for families with children ages 5-11. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Junior Engineer: Dig It! - New York Transit Museum
November 17, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

Archeological artifacts have been found when the subway tunnels were first dug. Here, kids dig up treasures from a makeshift archeological site.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble -- The Palisades Center
November 17, 2012 - West Nyack

Stop by the store's children's department to hear A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting. A turkey craft will follow the story.

IckyFest: Icky Sticky Goo - Brooklyn Children's Museum
November 17, 2012 - Crown Heights

Come down to the Museum for some pouring, mixing, and stirring, and create your own fun, icky, sticky, goo to take home.

Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions - XL Center
November 17, 2012 - Hartford

This national tour featuring Team USA's top performing gymnasts includes Nastia Liukin who leads a cast that will include members of the men's and women's 2011 World Championships and 2012 Olympic teams, along with past Olympians and U.S. medalists in men's, women's, rhythmic and acrobatic gymnastics and trampoline and tumbling. The event also features the 2012 Olympic All-Around Champion Gabby Douglas.

IckyFest: Cut the Cheese - Brooklyn Children's Museum
November 17, 2012 - Crown Heights

Kids learn about the culture of cheese--what gives cheese its cheesy characteristics--and sample some cheese from around the world.

St. Jude Give Thanks Walk - Westfield Trumbull
November 17, 2012 - Trumbull

This family-friendly event raises money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This walk through the mall is free but all participants are encouraged to raise money to help fund the hospital's research program to find the cure for childhood cancer and other diseases. Register online.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour - Maritime Aquarium
November 17, 2012 - 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.

Origami Paper Crane Workshop - Fairfield University Bookstore
November 17, 2012 - Fairfield

Transform a plain square sheet of paper into an origami paper crane to decorate the bookstore's Christmas tree with. This program is appropriate for children ages 10 and up and adults.

Young Dancers Performance Program - Isaac Young Middle School
Through November 17, 2012 - New Rochelle

Ajkun Ballet Theatre invites children of Westchester County in grades K-8 to participate in the Young Dancers Performance Program and perform in the 2012 Production of 'The Nutcracker' at The New Rochelle High School. Children participate in rehearsals at Isaac E. Young Middle School taught by AjkunBT's Professional Dancers on Saturdays, Oct. 13 through Nov. 17. On Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, they'll perform alongside Ajkun Ballet Theatre artists in the beloved holiday classic, "The Nutcracker." Children with or without previous dance training are welcome to sign up. Registration is limited. A suggested donation of $35 for your child's participation will help cover the cost of instructor's transportation to and from New Rochelle. Contact coordinator and AjkunBT artist Brittany Larrimer at artisticstaff@ajkunbt.org or 646-368-9800 to complete your registration. Ajkun Ballet Theatre, a New York-based professional ballet company, offers more than 100 performances a year in the United States and overseas. AjkunBT preserves 35 classic and chamber ballets and produces an average of five new ballets and contemporary creations every year. Since 2007, it has been in residence at the New Rochelle High School.

Origami Holiday Ornaments - Hammond Museum
November 17, 2012 - North Salem

Make a peace crane and other festive holiday ornaments.

Binoculars Up! Introduction to Backyard Birding with Dick Worth - Connecticut Audubon Society
November 17, 2012 - Fairfield

Join long-time birder and naturalist Richard Worth who shows how to identify Connecticut's birds by sight and sound. Worth will discuss ways to attract birds to your feeder, what birdseed (or nectar) to use, and where to place feeders. The program ends with a short walk in the Larsen Sanctuary (weather permitting). Register in advance by calling 203-259-6305 ext. 109.

Dr. John and The Blind Boys of Alabama Spirituals to Funk - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
November 17, 2012 - Greenvale

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dr. John teamed with the Blind Boys for their fifth Grammy-winning album, Down in New Orleans. Hear them now on tour together, with special guests.

The Age of Flowers - Old Westbury Gardens
November 17, 2012 - Old Westbury

Westbury House floral designer and head grower, Scott Lucas, fashions one-of-a kind creations representing historic works of floral art from the early 1900s through the 1950s. Enjoy this self-guided visual history tour in Westbury House.

NY Islanders vs. NJ Devils - Nassau Coliseum
November 17, 2012 - Uniondale

Come out and root for your favorite hockey team.

Lunch Outing - Singles Association of Long Island-The Spare Rib
November 17, 2012 - Commack

Singles parents and other singles(25 and older) enjoy a time of fellowship and camaraderie with others. Call Vinny 516-825-0633 or Joe 516-333-2861 for more information.

The Pop Ups: 'Radio Jungle' - Emelin Theatre
November 17, 2012 - Mamaroneck

Equal parts rock show, puppet show, and multimedia extravaganza, "Radio Jungle" is a happy romp through time and space populated with mermaids, bananas, treasure maps, giant crayons, a sky full of glowing constellations, dancing bats, and more. The magic unfolds propelled by award-winning music and dance beats.

Family Art Project: Cornhusk Dolls - Wave Hill
November 17, 2012 - Bronx

Celebrate corn and harvest time by listening to Native American tales and the story of the first cornhusk doll as you tie, weave, and shape your dried husks into a single action figure or corny doll family.

Tiny Tots Bird Feeder Workshop - Westmoreland Sanctuary
November 17, 2012 - Bedford Corners

Kids ages 7 and younger make simple bird feeders with help from moms and dads. Then hang them up and watch the birds visit. RSVP by Nov. 16th.

Family Concert: The Composer is Dead - Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
November 17, 2012 - Park Slope

The words of Lemony Snickett are combined with music by Nathaniel Stookey for an unusual music/theater piece.

Nintendo Wii Night - The Moxie Spot
November 17, 2012 - Brooklyn Heights

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

LESLIE UGGAMS - 54 Below
Through November 17, 2012 - 254 West 54th Street

Broadway legend Leslie Uggams makes her 54 Below debut for seven special performances only! Best known for her Tony Award-winning role in Hallelujah, Baby!, as well as the groundbreaking miniseries, Roots, Ms. Uggams' storied career has spanned television (her own CBS variety show), film (Skyjacked) and Broadway (Her First Roman, Blues in the Night, Jerry's Girls, Anything Goes, King Headley II, Thoroughly Modern Millie, On Golden Pond).

LESLIE UGGAMS - 54 Below
November 17, 2012 - New York

Broadway legend Leslie Uggams makes her 54 Below debut for seven special performances only! Best known for her Tony Award-winning role in Hallelujah, Baby!, as well as the groundbreaking miniseries, Roots, Ms. Uggams' storied career has spanned television (her own CBS variety show), film (Skyjacked) and Broadway (Her First Roman, Blues in the Night, Jerry's Girls, Anything Goes, King Headley II, Thoroughly Modern Millie, On Golden Pond).

Story Time with Jordan - Powerhouse Arena
November 17, 2012 - DUMBO

Powerhouse Arena's resident children's literature authority, Jordan Neilsen, reads some of the store's famous kids books.

Parent Survival Nights - The Little Gym of Westport
November 17, 2012 - Westport

This three hour drop off program for children 3 to 12 years old offers activities in the gym as well as pizza and arts and crafts.

The Ultimate Sounds of Doo-Wop and Street Corner Harmony - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
November 17, 2012 - Midwood

WCBS' Broadway Bill Lee hosts this program of classic '50s/'60s doo-wop. Appearing will be the Chifons, the Legendary Teenagers, Barbara Harris and the Toys, and the Original Tymes.

Shadow Box Theatre presents 'Tobias Turkey' - PS 3, The Bedford Village School
November 17, 2012 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

Enjoy a thanksgiving tale about a turkey who learns that with determination you can do anything. A thanksgiving sing-along introduces the show.

S.T.E.A.M. Festival - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
November 17, 2012 - North Salem

Hands-on demonstrations and workshops in 3-D printing, soldering, circuitry, rockets, robotics, scratch video game design, and more. This special program was inspired by the library's visiting committee and has been funded by the John R. and Dorothy D. Caples Fund and other donors. Registration required.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
November 17, 2012 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts & crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. Today: color and read 'The Story of Thanksgiving.'

Story-time, Pick-a-Book Picnic with Warner Library - Tarrytown Farmers Market
November 17, 2012 - Tarrytown

Join Warner Library for story time at the much loved Pick-a-Book Picnic.

Visions of Gingerbread Tea Party - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
November 17, 2012 - Stamford

Decorate your own gingerbread boys and girls with frosting bow ties and candy hair bows. Tea, sandwiches and sweets will be served. Popular storyteller, Ms. Karen, will be spinning up some yarns about the Gingerbread Man and his mischief. Bring your favorite doll or stuffed animal. Registration is required. To register, call 203-977-6521.

The Work of Currier and Ives - Green-Wood Cemetary
November 17, 2012 - Sunset Park

Learn about the prints and lithographs of Currier and Ives (both interred at Green-Wood), the self-proclaimed "Grand Central Depot" for cheap and popular art prints. You will likely recognize their work.

4th ANNUAL PAJAMA PARTY IN SUPPORT OF THE PAJAMA PROGRAM - Groove Performing Arts
November 17, 2012 - Larchmont

Groove's 4th Annual Pajama Party is an opportunity for the whole family to donate NEW pajamas to The Pajama Program, a not-for-profit organization that delivers these bedtime necessities to kids who are waiting and hoping to be adopted. All proceeds and PJs are donated to The Pajama Program. Plus, enjoy music by the Groove House Band. Wear your pajamas, of course! For more information about The Pajama Program, please visit pajamaprogram.org. Ages 6 mos.-5 years with a grown-up. Registration required.

The Pound Ridge Theatre Company presents 'Love, Loss, and What I Wore' - Conant Hall
Through November 17, 2012 - Pound Ridge

A wonderful night out for women and their friends, daughters, or significant others. The popular play by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, fresh off a 2-1/2 year Off-Broadway run. Funny, compelling, and touching monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes, and memory covering all the important subjects - mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we wear black. Cabaret seating; bring your own food and drink to enjoy before the show. Performances Nov. 2,3,9,10,15,16,17 at 8pm; Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2pm; Thursday, Nov. 15 is Double Date Rate 4 tickets for the price of 3.) Tickets, go to prtc01.org, call 203-253-6771, or email prtc01@yahoo.com.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
November 17, 2012 - Staten Island

Create a thanksgiving picture using oil pastels.

MAXIM GORKY DRAMA STATE THEATER - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Through November 17, 2012 - New York

The acclaimed MAXIM GORKY DRAMA STATE THEATER will make its long-awaited debut appearance in America with a company of 20 distinguished artists. The company is known as the “Home of Living Theater, and has been honored for its innovation and artistic excellence. The company will perform Chekhov’s classic, “IVANOV”, and the US Premiere of the drama, “TOVARICH” by JACQUES DEVAL. Both productions are conceived and staged by Efim Zvenyatsky. Tickets begin at $35, $40, $45, $55, $65, $75, and may be purchased at BMCC Tribeca Box Office or online at: www.tribecapac.org, or at: charityhappenings.org. Audio translations will be provided without additional charge.

Nature's Litter - Teatown Lake Reservation
November 17, 2012 - Ossining

The leaves that have fallen off the trees are nature's own litter. Why is this natural litter so important? Participants will collect a litter box of treasures and return to the Nature Center to create a craft from what they've found. Programs fill quickly so registration is strongly recommended. Call 914-762-2912 x110 to reserve.

Wag Your Tale! - Read to a Dog - Scarsdale Public Library
November 17, 2012 - Scarsdale

Independent readers can practice their reading skills with a story-loving dog. Registration required but not limited to Scarsdale Library cardholders.

Saturday Movies @ Your Library: 'Snow White and the Huntsman' (PG-13) - Yonkers Public Library - Riverfront
November 17, 2012 - Yonkers

In a twist on the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen. In the auditorium.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover - Pick up - White Plains Public Library
November 17, 2012 - White Plains

Kids ages 4-8 join their stuffed animal friends in The Trove for a light brunch and slide show of all the overnight adventures. Pre-registration required, beginning Nov. 2.

Smart $ for Teens & Tweens - White Plains Public Library
November 17, 2012 - White Plains

This workshop, part of the Allstate Readiness Series, was developed for middle school and high school students, to teach smart-money behaviors. It provides an overview of the common money tools teens will use throughout their lives such as credit cards, checking accounts, and how to budget their money. Contact Mariel Perez at 914 422-6982 for more information.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) with Special Guest - Virgil the Turkey! - Wolf Conservation Center
November 17, 2012 - South Salem

An excellent introduction to wolves for families with young children, plus a unique holiday twist...guests will get to take photos with this feathered friend, then visit the Center's wolf Ambassadors, and learn about their important role in the natural world. Pre-registration required.

Volunteer Work Project: Removing Vines and Installing Bird Houses Along the Meadow - Marshlands Conservancy
November 17, 2012 - Rye

Bring work gloves; tools provided. Great for community service and school credit.

Holiday Wreath Making - Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial
November 17, 2012 - Somers

All materials provided. Pre-registration required 914-864-7269.

Localvore for the Holidays - Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point Park
November 17, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

Discover great ways you can put together your holiday feast through local farms and farmers markets.

Want & Need Theater production - The Roy Arias Studios & Theaters
Through November 17, 2012 - New York

Sexy, funny, intriguing and enticing, Want & Need is a modern day romantic comedy told through the bad boy eyes of lead character John. John is a charismatic guy who can effortlessly get any woman he wants but he doesn't quite know how to keep the woman that he needs. Can John soften his rough wise guy ways to find the love of his life? Every character brings a unique ingredient to the delectable Want & Need recipe of theatric genius! John's closest friends appear to be a happily married couple who only want happiness for their audacious and single friend. The women of the play are inexplicably drawn to John by his natural charm and then suddenly pushed away by him. Why? Is there a reason why they are not the right women or is John making excuses? Italian born director and actress Maria Riboli teams up with the acclaimed Serbian-born director Sanja Bestic to bring this urban love story to the stage. Both of these experienced immigrant women are passionately bringing a story of love, friendship and trust to life in New York City; the city of dreams, art, determination and theater! The cast is an engaging group of New York actors who fully embody every character, creating a complimentary group of friends and lovers in Want & Need that will keep the audience on the edge of their seats with laughter, lust, love and compassion. A New York City love story told through the creative eyes of American, Italian and Serbian actors and directors will engage people from any and every ethnicity and walk of life! PREVIEW: Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00 pm OPENING: Thursday, November 8th at 8:00 pm RUN: Friday, November 9th at 8:00 pm Saturday, November 10th at 8:00pm Sunday, November 11th at 3:30 pm Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00 pm Thursday, November 15th at 8:00pm Friday, November 16th at 8:00pm Saturday, November 17th at 8:00 pm www.smarttix.com (search for: Want & Need)

Around the World Performance Series: Latif Bolat - Stepping Stones Museum
November 17, 2012 - Norwalk

Musician and scholar Latif Bolat performs Turkish mystic Sufi music and opens a window to the Turkish culture with a presentation.

Once Upon an Author: Janice Hechter - Stepping Stones Museum
November 17, 2012 - Norwalk

Join local illustrator Janice Hechter as she shares her book, The Great Elephant Escape. Book signing to follow.

SBPLI Family & Friends Night - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
November 17, 2012 - Uniondale

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI), along with the New York Islanders, want to show fans that science, engineering and technology can be just as fun as professional sports. Robots that competed in this year's Long Island FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) are on display throughout Nassau Coliseum for demonstrations. These robots were designed and built by high school robotics teams from Long Island. To receive the discounted prices download the flier from sbpli.org. Tickets can also be purchased online at newyorkislanders.com/robots. A portion of the ticket sales will go to benefit SBPLI and its Long Island FIRST robotics tournament. Payments must be made in advance.

TURTLE ISLAND STRING QUARTET WITH SPECIAL GUEST TIERNEY SUTTON: Poets and Prayers - Staller Center for the Arts
November 17, 2012 - Stony Brook

Acclaimed vocalist Tierney Sutton joins Turtle Island as they perform from a diverse selection that includes spiritual Wade in the Water to Joni Mitchell's All I Want to John Coltrane's A Love Supreme.

Ragtime – The Musical - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
Through November 17, 2012 - Dix Hills

Ragtime, the twelve-time Tony nominated musical adapted from E.L. Doctorow's 1975 novel, follow the lives of three families separated by affluence, religion and culture. Mother, the matriarch of a white upper middle class home in New Rochelle, Tateh, the socialist Jewish immigrant and his young daughter, and the African-American piano player, Coalhouse Walker Jr. All intermingle with the likes of such historical figures as Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington, J.P. Morgan and Evelyn Nesbit.

Go Dog Go! - CM Performing Arts Center
November 17, 2012 - Oakdale

Adapted from the popular Dr Seuss Book, GO DOG GO! is about dogs of all colors, shapes and sizes that live in a magical world where dogs are kings.

Junior Detective Day - The New York City Police Museum
November 17, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

Solve a mystery at the museum. Using Crime Scene Investigation techniques and working through experiments in the 'lab,' children will learn the clues to solve the crime.

Thanksgiving Native American Feast - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
November 17, 2012 - Glen Cove

Join the celebration of Northeastern Native American culture held annually the weekend before Thanksgiving. Participants will enjoy hands-on activities including pottery making, primitive fire-building and on-site cooking, authentic Native American food sampling, artifacts and tool technology, face painting with natural pigments, and use of the atlatl for spear throwing will be demonstrated. Native American films will be shown on the hour. All activities are ongoing throughout the day. Fun for families, all ages welcome.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. - Studio Theatre
November 17, 2012 - Lindenhurst

You'll be transported back in time to a provincial French town in this stage version of the popular Disney movie with music by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice.

LITERATURE LIVE PRESENTS THE CRUCIBLE - Bay Street Theatre
November 17, 2012 - Sag Harbor

Bay Street Theatre presents a staged production of the award-winning Arthur Miller play about the Salem witch trials that was written as an allegory of McCarthyism, when the U.S. government blacklisted accused communists. 10% of proceeds support Long Island Hurricane victims.

The Aristocats - Broadhollow's BayWay Arts Center
November 17, 2012 - East Islip

Madame’s jealous butler cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens, abandoning them in the Parisian countryside. Luckily, O’Malley and his bunch of Alley Cats come to their rescue.

SUPER!market NYC - St. Patrick's Old Gym Youth Center
November 17, 2012 - New York

SUPER!market NYC is a curated boutique market of New York City's contemporary & vintage fashion, design objects, jewelry and culinary delights. OPEN to the public every SATURDAY, 11AM-7PM. SUPER!market NYC is a newly opened market for local designers and tastemakers. It's Super! Come shop!

Oh, Hello Baby-Minna Krook. Dans - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
November 17, 2012 - Midtown

Discover a world of dance, happy colors, and exciting sounds that your child can experience together with a close grown-up. Dance on soft blankets, sing, and make music with water and toothbrushes. Minna Krook. Dans is a dance company that caters to both children and grown-ups. Based in Stockholm, the company tours frequently in Sweden and has also made several guest appearances abroad. Minna Krook is one of the most well established choreographers of dance performances for children. She created the first dance performance in Sweden for babies, Oh, Hello Baby, with much positive attention.

Discovering Iceland through Art and Story with Pratt Institute Art Educators - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through November 17, 2012 - Midtown

Hovering just below the Arctic Circle, Iceland is a small island with enormous volcanoes, icy glacial rivers, and ancient lava fields. Passed on orally from generation to generation, the sagas are the stories of the early settlement of Iceland by Scandinavians searching for farmland in AD 900. These tales were later collected and written down by unknown authors in the 13th and 14th centuries and are ranked with the world's finest literature. Join art educators from Pratt Institute in a unique series of Saturday afternoon workshops inspired by the landscape and medieval tales of Iceland. Children will "visit" Iceland through stories, watercolors, and photographs from the Saga-Sites exhibition and make a visual record of their journey in drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Enrollment is limited; early registration is encouraged.

Super Sábado!: Gran Caribe - El Museo del Barrio
November 17, 2012 - Upper East Side

Explore the Caribe with your familia at the Super Sabado Caribbean celebration! There will be art-making, Haitian folk-tales, Caribbean and Brazilian dance moves, and a special concert by the Yosvany Terry Quintet.

Blocks of Love, CancerCare - Webster Bank Arena
November 17, 2012 - Bridgeport

Register early to be a builder for Blocks of Love at www.cancercare.org/blocks. Builders choose a LEGO kit to build while fundraising for CancerCare’s free support services. On November 17, the completed masterpieces are displayed during the Blocks of Love Expo at the Webster Bank Arena from 10AM to 3PM. Children of all ages are invited to attend the expo and build support for children and families affected by cancer. All proceeds from this annual fundraiser will benefit CancerCare, a national nonprofit organization that provides: Free professional counseling, educational programs, financial assistance, and practical help to children and families affected by cancer in Connecticut. Sponsor: CancerCare Address: Webster Bank Arena, 600 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT

Fun Days: Thanksgiving - Long Island Science Center
November 17, 2012 - Riverhead

Learn about the great american bird, the turkey.

Math & Science Homework Help - Long Island Science Center
November 17, 2012 - Riverhead

Students in grades 1-8 may be dropped off to receive help with homework; No pre-registration required.

Beauty and the Beasts Magical Christmas - Arena Players Repertory Theater at Vanderbilt Carriage House
November 17, 2012 - Centerport

Favorite characters from the story celebrate the holiday.

A Christmas Carol - Theatre Three
November 17, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Follow the miser Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey that teaches him the true meaning of Christmas—past, present and future.

Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr - Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
November 17, 2012 - Smithtown

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

Late Autumn Bird Walk - Hallockville Museum Farm
November 17, 2012 - Riverhead

Join this guided 2 mile walk through the preserved fields and forests surrounding Hallockville and learn about late-season and migrating birds. Call to register.

Nature in November - Suffolk County Farm and Education Center
November 17, 2012 - Yaphank

Experience this time of year on the farm with a nature walk to see local trees and animals. Learn how nature prepares for winter. Practice recycling with a nature craft that will be a great addition to your Thanksgiving decorations. Refreshments and wagon ride are part of the fun. Call to register.

How I Became A Pirate - The Showplace at the Bellmore Movies
November 17, 2012 - Bellmore

This musical, based on the children's book by Melinda Long, teaches the value of finding out what is important. It tells the story of a young boy, who thinks the pirate life is for him until he realizes that the simple things in life, like love and affection, are among those that matter the most.

'Rumpelstiltskin' - Galli Theater
November 17, 2012 - Midtown

When a pompous miller boasts that his daughter can spin straw into gold, she is left to pay the price if she wants to marry the king and keep her life. Given a nearly impossible task, the daughter turns to a magical creature for help. In exchange for his magic, she makes a deal that continues to haunt her once she has become queen. Kids can interact with actors throughout the play, and a 45-minute acting workshop for kids follows the performance.

'The Gustafer Yellowgold Show' - Symphony Space
November 17, 2012 - Upper West Side

Morgan Taylor and his Gustafer Yellowgold return for their annual blockbuster show at Symphony Space. This 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.

Whitney Wees - Whitney Museum of American Art
November 17, 2012 - Upper East Side

Even the littlest museum-goers can enjoy the sculpture the museum has to offer. Families will look at three-dimensional works by artists like Richard Artschwager and others on view at the museum. Registration recommended.

From Farm To City: Staten Island, 1661-2012 - Museum of the City of New York
November 17, 2012 - Upper East Side

Explore From Farm to City: Staten Island 1661-2012 with an educator to discover the transformation of this borough from farmland, to suburb, to an urban center, and beyond. Learn about Staten Island’s hidden history of farming, manufacturing, and sports and discover its natural beauty during a family friendly tour of the exhibition. Then create your own tile celebrating the borough's past and present inspired by Staten Island's Kreischer Brickworks and American Linoleum Manufacturing Company. Reservations required.

Types We Can Make and Type@Cooper - The Cooper Union - 41 Cooper Gallery
Through November 17, 2012 - New York

“Types We Can Make”- A selection of contemporary Swiss typeface design curated by ECAL/University of Art & Design Lausanne (Switzerland), in association with The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, and the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York. With the explosion of digital media and international communications, type design has attracted new designers and artists to the field. Swiss designers, in particular, have historically contributed to the development of modern type, (Helvetica was created in 1957 by a team of Swiss designers) and their legacy is explored in this exhibition as new designers draw on the past. “Type@Cooper”- Graduates of Cooper Union’s Typeface design program, Type@Cooper, will exhibit a diverse range of their works. Type@Cooper, a first of its kind in the United States, covers a wide range of topics: techniques, technology, aesthetics and personal expression, history, and theory. The students come from different professional backgrounds and experiences and their examples of their typeface designs are equally as unique in nature. Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 23rd at 6pm October 23-Saturday, November 17, 2012 Hours: M-F 11am-7pm, Sat, 12-5pm, Sun, 12-5pm

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt - American Museum of Natural History
November 17, 2012 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a murderous scavenger hunt for adults at the Museum of Natural History! Someone, or some thing, has been bumping off museum staffers involved in acquiring a sacred Egyptian relic. Is it the dreaded Curse of Ahtchu? Or is a serial killer on the loose? Your team of sleuths will have to crack a hieroglyphic code and uncover the museum’s secrets to stop the killings. 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.

Watson Adventures’ Wax Attacks Scavenger Hunt - Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum
November 17, 2012 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults! Go on our campiest, most pop-culture-filled hunt for adults as you tackle questions at Madame Tussauds’ wax museum. Starring Gandhi, Madonna, Napoleon, Joe DiMaggio, Bob Dylan, Usher, George Washington, Elle MacPherson and many more. Bring a digital camera for the Team Paparazzi Challenges—with bonus points awarded to the most creative photo ops with the stars. Space is limited! Price, which includes admission: $44 per person. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures’ Wizard School Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
November 17, 2012 - New

Join us on a Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt for kids ages 10 and up! Young wizards will enjoy a trip to the Metropolitan Museum, in search of art that echoes characters and enchanted objects in the Harry Potter books. You'll track down serpents, Dumbledore look-alikes, and figures as scary as any Death Eater. This hunt references the books to provide a bridge to many wonderful works of art. Kids must be accompanied by adults. Advance purchase required; price includes museum admission.

Choreographers and Composers - Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater
November 17, 2012 - New York

The Choreographers and Composers Workshop presents six premieres by third-year choreographers and composers Choreographer/Composer Collaborations: Lois Alexander/Eugene Astapov, Alexander Anderson/Paul Frucht, Taylor Drury/Ryan Dodge, Eve Jacobs/Max Grafe, Nicholas Ranauro/Aaron Severini, Kyle Scheurich/Sun-Young Park Juilliard Dance opens its season with this unique and exciting cross-division collaboration. The performances are the culmination of the school's long-running classroom/studio course of the same name, in which students learn the techniques of collaborative art. FREE; limited standby admission only

Choreographers and Composers - Rosemary and Meredith Willson Theater
November 17, 2012 - New York

The Choreographers and Composers Workshop presents six premieres by third-year choreographers and composers Choreographer/Composer Collaborations: Lois Alexander/Eugene Astapov, Alexander Anderson/Paul Frucht, Taylor Drury/Ryan Dodge, Eve Jacobs/Max Grafe, Nicholas Ranauro/Aaron Severini, Kyle Scheurich/Sun-Young Park Juilliard Dance opens its season with this unique and exciting cross-division collaboration. The performances are the culmination of the school's long-running classroom/studio course of the same name, in which students learn the techniques of collaborative art. FREE; limited standby admission only

Mozart's 'Cosi fan tutte' - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
November 17, 2012 - New York

Alan Gilbert, conductor Stephen Wadsworth, director Juilliard Orchestra Charlie Corcoran, set designer David Lander, lighting designer Camille Assaf, costume designer Featuring Emalie Savoy as Fiordiligi, Wallis Giunta as Dorabella, Naomi O'Connell as Despina, Alexander Lewis as Ferrando, Luthando Qave as Guglielmo, Evan Hughes as Don Alfonso, and a chorus comprised of Juilliard singers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera buffa composed in 1790 is one of three renowned collaborations with Venetian librettist Lorenzo La Ponte, premiered in the United States by The Metropolitan Opera in 1922. A romantic and comical farce, Così and its time-honored debate about fealty make it beloved among audiences worldwide Produced by The Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program in partnership with The Juilliard School Limited tickets $30 available 10/17 at the Juilliard Box Office, or by calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500,

Victoria Mushkatkol, piano - Juilliard Pre-College Faculty Recital - Paul Hall (The Juilliard School)
November 17, 2012 - New York

FREE; no tickets required

Owl Prowl - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
November 17, 2012 - Bronx

Join naturalist, photographer, and writer, Deborah Allen, on an owl prowl around the mansion. After a half-hour talk and presentation, head outside to look for Long-eared and Saw-whet owls. Registration requested.

Sea Turtle Cold Stun Lectures - Patchogue/Medford Library
November 17, 2012 - Patrchogue

"Cold-stunning” is a process that causes sea turtles to become immobile due to the dramatic decrease in water temperature (usually below 50°F) making it impossible for them to escape the cold water and migrate to warmer water. Once these turtles wash up on our beaches, it is a race for time. A cold-stunned sea turtle may appear to be dead, but may actually be alive! Without proper intervention a cold stunned sea turtle will inevitably die. Please join the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation for a Cold Stunned Sea Turtle Lecture and learn how you can help rescue sea turtles. Last season the Riverhead Foundation recovered 11 cold stunned sea turtles thanks to the public and our volunteer beach patrollers. If you would like to attend a training lecture and learn how to help rescue sea turtles by patrolling your local beach, please register for one of our free lectures. You can register by calling our office at 631.369.9840 or email ksotolotto@riverheadfoundation.org. Additional dates and information can be found at http://www.riverheadfoundation.org/mediacenter/detail.asp?briefing_id=91.

Music Together's 25th Birthday Celebration - New Canaan Methodist Church
November 17, 2012 - New Canaan

Join Music Together at the New Canaan Methodist Church to celebrate 25 years of music making. Children and their families can participate in instrument making, singing and dancking.

'Music: The Voice of the People' - Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus
November 17, 2012 - Hempstead

From Verdi to Weill to Bernstein, from the campaign trail to the concert start to Broadway, music has carried political messages both hidden and overt. Join Hofstra University music faculty - Marilyn Lehman, Chandler Cater, and David Fryling - and guest artists - cellist Laurinel Owen, baritone Andrew Dimartino and soprano Karen Lehman Dimartino - for an evening of political music of the past and present. Hear classical instrumental music, arias and popular songs, as well as choruses from Nabucco and Candide performed by Hofstra Chamber Singers.

Billy Witch - Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
Through November 17, 2012 - Astoria

In this quirky, creepy, bawdy comedy, 14-year old Oliver braves the wilderness to discover change at sleepaway camp. Miles away from home, surrounded by pubescent boys and girls, Oliver is not prepared for the life altering transformation he will soon experience. From twisted first sexual encounters, to spooky campfire stories unfolding before his eyes, Oliver's time at camp is anything but normal.

Billy Witch - Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
November 17, 2012 - Astoria

Teens can enjoy this quirky, creepy, bawdy comedy, where 14-year old Oliver braves the wilderness to discover change at sleepaway camp. From twisted first sexual encounters, to spooky campfire stories unfolding before his eyes, Oliver's time at camp is anything but normal. The play takes place during two days at summer camp, and is reminiscent of certain teen-genre and horror movies such as Meatballs and Friday the 13th. Tickets may be purchased on-line or in-person at the Theatre Box Office, 30 minutes prior to the performance. Children under 14 not permitted.

Goddard Riverside Community Center's 26th Annual New York Book Fair Weekend - Goddard Riverside Community Center
November 17, 2012 - Upper West Side

Goddard Riverside Community Center, one of New York City's leading not-for-profit organizations, holds its Annual New York Book Fair on Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18. New Yorkers save 50% or more on new, best-selling books, CDs, DVDs, calendars and other holiday gift items, including an excellent selection of children's books. More than 87 cents of every dollar spent at the fair will be donated to support Goddard Riverside Community Center and its programs. Goddard Riverside provides services to 17,500 people annually primarily from Manhattan's Upper West Side and Harlem communities. Twenty-seven programs at 22 sites reach out to children and youth, families, homeless people and older adults. Goddard Riverside, a not-for-profit organization, provides basic services such as meals, shelter and education, and enriches community life with recreational, cultural and arts activities. The agency manages 600 units of affordable housing. In addition, advocacy and legal services offer individuals and groups a voice in their community and a way to address critical social issues.

Justice Lost: The Fight To Free Damien Echols - New York Law School
November 17, 2012 - New York

Advance screening of the new documentary “West of Memphis” and panel discussions covering the legal battle, public campaign and personal story of Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three. Echols and his two co-defendants spent 18 years on Arkansas’ Death Row before being released. Discussions will feature Echols; defense attorneys Steve Braga, Dennis Riordan and Barry Scheck; media expert Lonnie Soury; and filmmakers Amy Berg and Lorri Davis. “West of Memphis” examines the failure of justice and the struggle to free three innocent men. Admission Free -- RSVP required at www.nyls.edu/justicelost.

Canopy of Trees - Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
November 17, 2012 - New York

It's everyone's seasonal favorite — the Christmas portion of Handel's classic along with the beloved Halleluia Chorus! We have a few more favorites in store, among which (how could we not!) is Der Tannenbaum. Come ready to join in! $25 at the door/$20 advance purchase--purchase through us by calling 1-888-407-60002 Ext. 2 or using this link --http://www.scholaonhudson.org/store

ROBERT KLEIN - BB King's Blues Club & Grill
November 17, 2012 -

For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences, and he continues to have an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film. Born in the Bronx, he was a member of the famed "Second City" theatrical troupe in Chicago. He was nominated twice for Grammy Awards for "Best Comedy Album of the Year" for his albums "Child of the Fifties" and "Mind Over Matter." He received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor, and won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in the hit Neil Simon musical, "They're Playing Our Song."

Rudolph and the Reindeer Games - Downtown Cabaret Theatre
November 17, 2012 - Bridgeport

The 73rd annual Reindeer Games features familiar names, characters along with music and dance. Santa's North Pole Team is hoping the odds are in their favor for the Games. Rudy, the young, new contestant who's a "chip off the old buck," looks like he may "sleigh" the competition, but five-time Champion Donner isn't giving up his title without a fight.

Saturday Specials - Chappaqua Public Library
November 17, 2012 - Chappaqua

A program for special-needs kids and their families. Stories, songs, sensory activities, and schmoozing. Registration requested.

Benefit Concert for Performing Arts Conservatory of New York - Saint Peter's Church
November 17, 2012 - Upper East Side

Roman Markowicz, Michael Pilafian, Patricia Ruiz, and Peter Shaaf will perform works by Beethoven, Chopin, Falla, and Albeniz in a benefit concert for Performing Arts Conservatory of New York. All proceeds will go toward the school.

DANNY TENAGLIA AND CHRIS LIEBING | Saturday November 17 @ Pacha NYC - Pacha NYC
November 17, 2012 - New York

Saturday November 17 Pacha NYC presents... DANNY TENAGLIA AND CHRIS LIEBING TECHNO IS THE ANSWER GET TICKETS http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2012-11/17/danny-tenaglia-chris-liebing-pacha-nyc Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500 Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St. http://www.pachanyc.com/

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2012/2013 Season of R&R @ the JCC – November 17th – Art & Artists Day - The JCC In Manhattan
November 17, 2012 - New York

The JCC In Manhattan Announces: The 2012/2013 Season of R&R @ the JCC – November 17th – Art & Artists Day WHO: Adventure Workshop with Randy Kiersnowski: Hula Hooping, Performing Arts Workshop with Rebeca Diaz – Pantomime, Adult Crafts: Terrarium-Making Workshop, What's Jewish Got to Do with Art? Discussion, NEW 20's & 30's Volunteer Corps, Zshuk Art Initiative presents an extraordinary all-ages dance event led by dancers from Meredith Monk, Kitchen Sink and NYU, A Capella Concert: Binghamton’s Kaskeset and much, much more!!! WHAT: R&R Saturdays are FREE at the JCC! Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in our community. Workshops, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Food, Music, Study Sessions, film, creative art projects, Spa Experiences, Indoor & Outdoor play! There are programs for both children and adults. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All are welcome. WHEN: Saturday November 17th, 2012, 2:00pm-5:00pm (until March 23rd) WHERE: The JCC In Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue @ 76th Street, New York, New York 10023 WHY: An amazing weekly opportunity to be together as a family and as a community. R&R is an incredible alternative to the typical New York Saturday and... IT'S ALL FREE! For more information: www.jccmanhattan.org/rr or join our Facebook page for updated information https://www.facebook.com/pages/RR-Shabbat-at-The-JCC-in-Manhattan/193553367387562

OUR GLOBAL KITCHEN: FOOD, NATURE, CULTURE - American Museum of Natural History
November 17, 2012 - New York

Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture celebrates cultures and cooking, historic meals and markets, and moments in our lives that we mark with food—as well as the ingredients that we have discovered and shaped over the course of thousands of years. As this exhibition takes visitors on a journey of growing, transporting, cooking, eating, and celebrating, it also examines contemporary issues of environmental and human health, and feeding the world's growing population today and tomorrow.

Craftacular Specatuclar - Otto's Shrunken Head
November 17, 2012 - New York

Artisans and craftspeople unite to give you a great day of shopping. Original handmade paper wares, candles,purses,beauty products, accessories and vegan baked goods are available for purchase. Where else can you go to drink tasty cocktails and shop. Otto's Shrunken Head 538 E 14 Street Saturday Nov. 17 4-8 pm Free entry ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Participating Artist: Amanda's Pouty Palette 100% Natural, Handmade Soy Candles and Essential Oil Diffusers, and a very special new 'Recycled Kitty Can Candle Collection' that donates 10% of the monthly proceeds to the ASPCA. http://www.etsy.com/shop/AmandasPoutyPalette Arbonne by Jodi Hamm Inner and outer beauty products made with premium botanical ingredients. Arbonne.com Green Moss Paper Handmade books with coptic, longstitch and link bindings; and recycled book covers. Plus, handset letterpress cards and other stationery items by book artist Jennifer Verbit. http://www.etsy.com/shop/GreenMossPaper Jewelry Design and Handmade goods by Ana Vice Hand strung silver skull and iridescent beaded necklaces in addition to sterling silver crystal pendant necklaces. Handmade goods may include but are not limited to Victorian (jeweled) jabots and leather (or vegan friendly pleather) belts and arm bands. http://www.etsy.com/shop/anavice Photographic Jewelry Couture Sophisticated handmade jewelry designed by and based on original photographs by Isabelle Schneider http://www.facebook.com/photographicjewelrycouture Reese-Rox Good Luck Jewelry Hand made jewelery using the technique of Chinese Knotting. One of a kind pieces http://www.facebook.com/pages/Reese-Rox-good-luck-jewelery/154399074585878 Rubberpieces One of a kind hand made accessories made from upcycled rubber intertube tires by the artist Kristy Solomon http://www.etsy.com/shop/rubberpieces Rubystreet Accessories inspired by vintage plastic and bakelite pieces as well as jewelry parts that are just crying to be reborn into new pieces. http://www.etsy.com/people/rubystreet?ref=ls_profile UltraFresca Hand crafted jewelry made by artist Elisa Velazquez. Shrinky Dink, Felt, Polymer Clay and Upcycled leather pieces with an alternative flair. http://www.facebook.com/pages/UltraFresca/122591541103772 Vegan Baking by Tracy Cocktail-Cupcakes, Pie, Biscotti and more.

Grand Opening of The Villa Pacri Lounge - Villa Pacri
November 17, 2012 - New York

This Saturday November 17th join us for the grand premiere of the meatpacking's newest venue The Villa Pacri Lounge located at 55 Gansevoort St. The opening night will feature DJ Francis Mercier playing a mix of progressive hip-house music, alongside dancers, drummers and other special performers - warm up set by Aalim Brown For free entry and for table reservations email rsvp@nycprive.com Be sure not to miss the launch of this brand new venue and weekly Saturday night party!

Theatre Three's A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Theatre Three
November 17, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Follow the miser Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey that teaches him the true meaning of Christmas—past, present and future.

Theatre Three's A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Theatre Three
November 17, 2012 - Port Jefferson

Follow the miser Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey that teaches him the true meaning of Christmas—past, present and future.

White Light Festival - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through November 18, 2012 -

This festival's focus is music's unmatched capacity to illuminate the many dimensions of our interior lives. Spanning musical traditions, genres and disciplines the festival will feature 27 performances and events and will take place in nine venues, on and off the Lincoln Center campus. Returning also are the popular post-performance White Light Lounges, where performers and audience members can meet and talk. Highlights include: U.S. premiere of Rian, performed by Ireland's Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre; Virtuoso Wang Li plays jaw harps and calabash flute; N.Y. premiere of choreographer Akram Khan's Vertical Road; Cameron Carpenter plays Bach on the Alice Tully Hall organ; Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, arranged for chamber orchestra, conducted by Matthias Pintscher, and performed by pianist Emanuel Ax, members of the New York Philharmonic, mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford and tenor Russell Thomas; Cosmic Pulses, all-Stockhausen program, performed by percussionist Stuart Gerber and sound projectionist Joe Drew; U.S. debut of the Latvian Radio Choir; Mary Chapin Carpenter sings from her new album, Ashes and Roses; Heiner Goebbels' music/theater work I went to the house but did not enter featuring the Hilliard Ensemble; Esa-Pekka Salonen leads Philharmonia Orchestra in Mahler's Symphony No. 9.

Cotton Club Parade - New York City Center
Through November 18, 2012 -

New York City Center's acclaimed production of Duke Ellington's Cotton Club Parade will return to City Center for seven performances. Conceived by Jack Viertel and presented under the auspices of City Center's acclaimed Encores! series, Cotton Club Parade will once again be directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, with music direction by Jazz at Lincoln Center's Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis. The show will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center All Stars under the direction of Daryl Waters.

- Piermont Farmers' Market
Through November 18, 2012 - Piermont

Shop for fresh local produce, eggs, meats, multi-grain breads, pastry, honey, chutneys, pickles, cider, and more. Held each Sunday through November 18.

The Pier Antiques Show - Pier 94
Through November 18, 2012 - NYC

Internationally known and a staple for New Yorkers, Celebrities, major designers and decorators from all over the country attend it in droves, and shoppers come from around the world to discover future trends! If you can't find what you're looking for at this show...it doesn't exist. Pier 94, 12th Ave. @ 55th St., NYC Over 500 Exhibits! NYC's LARGEST & Most Comprehensive Art & Antiques Event! Admission: $15 Children under 16 free when accompanied by an adult

Shade and Shadow: A Selection of British and American Silhouettes - Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Through November 18, 2012 - Bronx

This exhibition presents a small selection of 19th-Century British and American silhouettes from Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum and four private collections. Before photography became widely available, silhouette portraits were quick, easy, and affordable. Elegant ladies, family scenes, charming children, and more, reveal a compelling slice of life from the golden age of this art form. Through November 18.

Forest Hills Greenmarket - Forest Hills (outside Post Office)
Through November 18, 2012 - Forest Hills

Features fresh, locally-grown vegetables, orchard fruit, nuts, coffee, berries, potted plants, flowers, honey, fresh seafood, breads, pastries, and more. This market is open Sundays through Nov. 18.

Drawings and Prints - Selections from the Permanent Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 18, 2012 -

This exhibition includes a selection of early and mid-sixteenth century drawings and prints by Renaissance artists for whom ancient sculpture remained a perpetual source of inspiration. The selection reveals some of the ways in which draftsmen and printmakers from different parts of Europe responded to the common heritage of classical antiquity. Also on display is an exceptional group of prints after designs by Frans Floris de Vriendt (1519/20-1570), the foremost Netherlandish artist of the mid-sixteenth century. They showcase Floris's innovative treatment of mythology and history.

'Cabaret Émigré,' a new play by Sophia Romma - The Lion Theater
Through November 18, 2012 - New York City

An emigrant feels like a circus man who is traveling the endless doroga (Russian for "the road.") The sins of your past don't matter and your future is in limbo. It's a human condition that is painted poetically in "Cabaret Émigré," a new play by Sophia Romma, directed by Charles Weldon, to be presented by the Negro Ensemble Company from November 2 to 18, 2012 at the Lion Theater, Theater Row. The play contains ten Lewis Carroll-style testimonials that are told as cabaret acts by a collection of émigrés who are primarily Russian Jews (like the author), but also include émigrés from Latin America and Africa. All of them have no other motive than to entertain each other and their resulting acts are outrageous and macabre, like a journey down the rabbit hole. November 2 to 18, 2012 The Lion Theater, 410 West 42nd Street Presented by The Negro Ensemble Company Wednesdays at 7:30 PM, Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 PM, Saturdays at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM, Sundays at 3:00 PM. Tickets $18 general admission. Box office Telecharge, (212) 239-6200, www.telecharge.com. Running time two hours

Cabaret Émigré - Lion Theatre--Theatre Row
Through November 18, 2012 - New York

The Negro Ensemble’s “Cabaret Émigré,” a stageplay by Sophia Romma, will make its debut on November 2 at 8 pm at the Lion Theater in NYC’s theater district. A satirical story about emigrants who have traveled to the U.S. throughout the 1900s, the play spotlights a Russian Jew, African, Latino, German and various other émigrés who made this difficult travel in pursuit of the American Dream. The show makes the audience question: Did they achieve this dream? Was it worth it? And, just in time for New Yorkers to decide which president will help them to achieve their goals in the upcoming years. The show runs through Sunday, November 18. Tickets can be purchased at http://telecharge.com/Off-Broadway/Cabaret-Emigre/Overview. The eleven-person cast includes Adriana Sananes, Carolyn Seiff, Allan Mirchin, Randy Schein, Walter Krochmal, Tosh Marks, Grant Morenz, Gwenevere Sisco, DeLance Minefee, Dana Pelevine and Bettina Bennett. Lev Zhurbin is the musical composer with Charles Weldon who is the director. This link provides additional information on the production: http://www.necinc.org/play/cabaret-%C3%A9migr%C3%A9

Goddard Riverside Community Center's 26th Annual New York Book Fair Weekend - Goddard Riverside Community Center
Through November 18, 2012 - New York

Goddard Riverside Community Center, one of New York City’s leading not-for-profit organizations, holds its Annual New York Book Fair on Saturday, November 17, 2012 and Sunday, November 18, 2012. New Yorkers save 50% or more on new, best-selling books, CDs, DVDs, calendars and other holiday gift items, including an excellent selection of children’s books. More than 87 cents of every dollar spent at the fair will be donated to support Goddard Riverside Community Center and its programs. Goddard Riverside provides services to 17,500 people annually primarily from Manhattan’s Upper West Side and Harlem communities. Twenty-seven programs at 22 sites reach out to children and youth, families, homeless people and older adults. Goddard Riverside, a not-for-profit organization, provides basic services such as meals, shelter and education, and enriches community life with recreational, cultural and arts activities. The agency manages 600 units of affordable housing. In addition, advocacy and legal services offer individuals and groups a voice in their community and a way to address critical social issues. www.goddard.org

Cotton Club Parade - New York City Center
Through November 18, 2012 - New York

New York, N.Y., October 15, 2012– Jared Grimes, Joshua Henry, Adriane Lenox and Amber Riley (“Glee”) will star in New York City Center’s acclaimed production of Cotton Club Parade, returning for seven performances from November 14–18, 2012. Conceived by Jack Viertel and presented under the auspices of City Center’s Tony Award–winning Encores! series, Cotton Club Parade will once again be directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, with music direction by Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis. The show will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center All Stars under the direction of Daryl Waters. Cotton Club Parade opened at City Center on November 18, 2011 for a limited, six-performance run and received unanimous rave reviews. It was hailed as “90 minutes of pure joy” by The Daily News and named Best Jazz Moment of 2011 by The Wall Street Journal. The New York Times said it “made period jazz come to life with a focused intensity and rhythmic savvy that left me open-mouthed with wonder.” In addition to Jared Grimes, Joshua Henry, Adriane Lenox and Amber Riley, the Cotton Club Parade cast includes Alexandria “Brinae Ali” Bradley, Andrew “Dr.Ew” Carter, Kyra Da Costa, Carmen Ruby Floyd, La Tanya Hall, Jeremiah “Supaman” Haynes, Christopher Jackson, Monroe Kent III, Karine Plantadit, T. Oliver Reid and Britton Smith, with Christopher Broughton, C.K. Edwards, Wilkie Ferguson, Chanon Judson, Candice Monét McCall, Marielys Molina, Erin Moore, Monique Smith, Daniel J. Watts and J.L. Williams. Cotton Club Parade is a Broadway-style revue celebrating Ellington’s years at the famed Harlem nightclub in the 1920s and ‘30s, when the joint was jumping with shows featuring big band swing and blues. As in the original revues, Cotton Club Parade will feature singers, dancers and variety acts, with songs by the greatest jazz composers of the time, including Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields (“I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” and “Digga Digga Doo”), a young Harold Arlen (“Stormy Weather,” “I’ve Got the World on a String,” “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,”), and of course, Duke Ellington (“Rockin’ in Rhythm,” “Cotton Club Stomp,” “Black and Tan Fantasy,” and “Creole Love Call”). Duke Ellington influenced millions of people around the world and at home. During the course of his 50-year career, he composed more than 3,000 songs and played more than 20,000 performances in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. He gave American music its own sound for the first time with popular hits such as “It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing,” “Sophisticated Lady,” “Mood Indigo,” “Solitude,” “In a Mellotone,” and “Satin Doll.” Ellington was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1966 and later earned several other prizes, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969 and the Legion of Honor by France in 1973. The Jazz at Lincoln Center All Stars, under the direction of Daryl Waters, is composed of 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players, who have performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center and with the country’s top jazz orchestras. Jared Grimes is revolutionizing tap and hip-hop/street jazz. He has danced alongside and for legends such as Gregory Hines, Jerry Lewis, Mariah Carey, and Wynton Marsalis. Jared’s stage credits include Babes in Arms at the Goodspeed Opera House; Twist directed by Debbie Allen; The Scottsboro Boys (workshop), directed by Susan Stroman; and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes directed by John Rando. Jared performed at the Kennedy Center on the occasion of Barack Obama's inauguration, and shortly after again for Ted Kennedy's birthday. He will be featured in the opening program of City Center’s 2012 Fall for Dance Festival. Joshua Henry last appeared at City Center as The Scarecrow in The Wiz. Joshua recently starred as Jake in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess on Broadway. His performance as Haywood Patterson in the musical The Scottsboro Boys earned him a Tony Award nomination for “Best Performance by a leading actor in a musical.” Other Broadway shows include American Idiot and In the Heights. Adriane Lenox’s many Broadway credits include Doubt (Tony Award), Chicago, Caroline or Change, Kiss Me Kate, Ain't Misbehavin', Dreamgirls and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Off-Broadway, she was seen in Still Life and Dinah Was... (Obie, Audelco Awards). Adriane appeared with Sandra Bullock in the film The Blind Side, and she will appear opposite Robert DeNiro in Red Lights and in Lee Daniels' The Butler. Amber Riley currently stars as Mercedes Jones on Fox’s hit musical comedy “Glee,” which returns for its fourth season this fall. She has performed in numerous theater productions, including Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Into the Woods and Mystery on the Docks with the Los Angeles Opera. Amber received two NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on “Glee", as well as two Teen Choice Award nominations for Choice TV: Female Scene Stealer. She previously served as an Ambassador for VH-1’s Save the Music Foundation. Warren Carlyle directed and choreographed the world premiere of Cotton Club Parade as well as the Encores! productions of On the Town, Juno, Stairway to Paradise and Finian’s Rainbow, along with its subsequent Broadway production. He is currently directing and choreographing Chaplin, now playing at the Barrymore Theater. Additionally, Warren directed and choreographed the Broadway productions of A Tale of Two Cities and Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, and he choreographed the recent Broadway revival of Follies. Cotton Club Parade is made possible, in part, with generous support from the Zegar Family Foundation. New York City Center (Arlene Shuler, President & CEO) has played a defining role in the cultural life of the city for nearly 70 years. It was Manhattan’s first performing arts center, dedicated by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in 1943 with a mission to make the best in music, theater and dance accessible to all audiences. Today, City Center is home to many distinguished companies, including City Center’s Principal Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; American Ballet Theatre, New York City Opera, and Manhattan Theatre Club; a roster of renowned national and international visiting artists; and its own critically acclaimed and popular programs. The Tony-honored Encores! musical theater series has been hailed as “one of the very best reasons to be alive in New York.” Dance has been integral to the theater’s mission from the start, and dance programs, including the annual Fall for Dance Festival, remain central to City Center’s identity. City Center is dedicated to providing educational opportunities to New York City students and teachers with programs such as Encores! In Schools and the Young People’s Dance Series. Last year, City Center completed an extensive renovation to revitalize and modernize its historic theater. Cotton Club Parade will run for seven performances, November 14–18, 2012, according to the following schedule: Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29 and are available at the New York City Center Box Office (West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues), through CityTix® at 212-581-1212, or online at NYCityCenter.org. Further information is available at NYCityCenter.org and jalc.org. # # # COTTON CLUB PARADE November 14–18, 2012 Conceived by Jack Viertel Directed and Choreographed by Warren Carlyle Music Director: Wynton Marsalis Music Supervisor: Daryl Waters Scenic Consultant: John Lee Beatty Costume Consultant: Toni-Leslie James Lighting Designer: Peter Kaczorowski Sound Designer: Scott Lehrer Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center All Stars CAST: Alexandria “Brinae Ali” Bradley, Andrew “Dr.Ew” Carter, Kyra Da Costa, Carmen Ruby Floyd, Jared Grimes, La Tanya Hall, Jeremiah “Supaman” Haynes, Joshua Henry, Christopher Jackson, Monroe Kent III, Adriane Lenox, Karine Plantadit, T. Oliver Reid, Amber Riley, Britton Smith. ENSEMBLE: Christopher Broughton, C.K. Edwards, Wilkie Ferguson, Chanon Judson, Candice Monét McCall, Marielys Molina, Erin Moore, Monique Smith, Daniel J. Watts and J.L. Williams.

home/sick - The Living Theater
Through November 18, 2012 - New York

home/sick is an ensemble-devised work of political theater that examines the actions of the 1960s radical group The Weather Underground without agreement or censure. The leaders of The Weather Underground seized control of Students for a Democratic Society and reshaped it with the aim of overthrowing the U.S. government. Based on real events, home/sick explores the group’s idealism, infighting and ultimate disintegration, in a forthright examination of collective action. home/sick is devised and written collectively by The Assembly and is directed by Jess Chayes. The play features Edward Bauer, Ben Beckley, Kate Benson, Anna Abhau Elliott, Luke Harlan and Emily Louise Perkins. Dramaturgy by Stephen Aubrey. Installation design and dramaturgy is by Nick Benacerraf, with costumes by Deanna Frieman, lighting by Miriam Nilofa Crowe, sound by Asa Wember, and stage managed by Marianne Broome. Choreography is by Sara Pauley. Produced by Ariela Rotenberg.

Goddard Riverside Community Center's 26th Annual New York Book Fair Weekend - Goddard Riverside Community Center
Through November 18, 2012 - New York

Goddard Riverside Community Center, one of New York City’s leading not-for-profit organizations, holds its Annual New York Book Fair on Saturday, November 17, 2012 and Sunday, November 18, 2012. New Yorkers save 50% or more on new, best-selling books, CDs, DVDs, calendars and other holiday gift items, including an excellent selection of children’s books. More than 87 cents of every dollar spent at the fair will be donated to support Goddard Riverside Community Center and its programs. Goddard Riverside provides services to 17,500 people annually primarily from Manhattan’s Upper West Side and Harlem communities. Twenty-seven programs at 22 sites reach out to children and youth, families, homeless people and older adults. Goddard Riverside, a not-for-profit organization, provides basic services such as meals, shelter and education, and enriches community life with recreational, cultural and arts activities. The agency manages 600 units of affordable housing. In addition, advocacy and legal services offer individuals and groups a voice in their community and a way to address critical social issues.

IceFest on the Circle - Time Warner Center
Through November 18, 2012 - New York

The Big Apple’s first major holiday attraction of the season, the inaugural “IceFest on the Circle” at Time Warner Center features five, eight-foot tall whimsical ice sculptures being sculpted live; entertainment; food and beverages inspired by the season and infused with Canadian ingredients; and special offers from The Shops at Columbus Circle. “IceFest on the Circle” is produced in partnership with Ottawa Tourism and Ontario Canada Tourism. The event features ice sculptors and entertainment direct from Winterlude, Ottawa’s annual winter celebration that welcomes nearly 700,000 people and heralded as one of Canada’s most remarkable tourist experiences. “IceFest on the Circle” visitors will also have a chance to win a trip to Ottawa for Winterlude 2013. Visit www.shopsatcolumbuscircle.com to get the full schedule of activities throughout “IceFest on the Circle” and the holiday season.

Holiday Preview - The Scholastic Store
Through November 18, 2012 - New York

The holidays are almost here and The Scholastic Store wants to make gift shopping as easy and stress free as possible. They're offering exclusive deals, FREE gift wrapping and even your own personal shopper. In addition to insider gift tips and exclusive discounts, they'll be entertaining the kiddies with live demos of toys and video games, hosting hourly story times, riding the rails on a Chuggington train table and welcoming a live visit from Madison Square Garden's Grinch on Saturday at 3! We Ho-Ho-Hope to see you there!

'The Bug Chef' Returns to Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square to Cook-Up New York City's Most Shocking Thanksgiving Dinner - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
Through November 18, 2012 - New York

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square is giving kids and adults one more reason to be thankful for Grandma's home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner. On Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 2012, David George Gordon, "The Bug Chef" and author of the Eat-a-Bug Cookbook, will be serving up samples of his favorite insect-inspired Thanksgiving recipes such as Chestnut and Cricket Stuffing and Aunt Bertha's Cranberry-Cockroach Relish. Courageous guests will have the opportunity to earn half price admission to the one-of-a-kind attraction through a variety of bizarre bug-eating challenges. "The Bug Chef" will host live cooking demonstrations from 11:00am to 3:00pm using grasshoppers, mealworms, tarantulas, giant centipedes, among others, offering onlookers a chance to taste-test some of his bug-inspired culinary masterpieces and learn how to create an entire holiday meal utilizing insects.

MoMA Studio: Common Senses - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through November 19, 2012 - Midtown

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000 (July 27-Nov. 5, 2012), MoMA Studio: Common Senses is a multi-sensory environment at the intersection of education, design, and art that aims to foster a child's evolving relationships with nature, technology, and everyday surroundings through community interactions and creative play. A series of drop-in activities, workshops, and ongoing projects for audiences of all ages integrates components such as light, nature, food, textiles, games, and technology. Artists, designers, and educators including Fritz Haeg, J. Morgan Puett, Karen Hewitt, Reggio Children, and others engage visitors in generative and sensory experiences, from harvesting an edible garden and hand-weaving rugs to creating light-based scapes and playing familiar and new games.

The Shades of Gray Presents 'Peace/Piece of Mine' - West Park Presbyterien Church
Through November 19, 2012 - New York

Based on the one-act monodrama 'Request Concert' published by Franz Xaver Kroetz in 1973, 'Peace/Piece of Mine', conceived and performed by Miriam Ibrahim, is the portrayal of a spectacularly unspectacular suicide. 'Peace/Piece of Mine' invites the audience to accompany a woman during the last few hours of her mundane life. A wordless story of isolation, loneliness, desolation and unfulfilled desires is told through the actress's physical enactment of the protagonist's internal struggle. Accompanied by David Salazar's and Carla Fabiani's original music and performed on a plain, unpretentious set, 'Peace/Piece of Mine' asks us to listen for the silent scream that all too often remains unheard. The creative team includes David Salazar (Violin), Carla Fabiani (Viola), Nick Innacone (Set), Leonie Ettinger (Production Stage Manager), Nao Daboshi and Aria Pretzel (Video/ Photos), Gabriela Aragon (Production Assistant). Tickets are $15 and available at http://www.theshadesofgray.org. West Park Presbyterian Church, 165 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024 (Amsterdam and 86th St.; accessible from the 1, C and B train to 86th St.)

Grow NYC: Elmhurst Greenmarket - Elmhurst Hospital
Through November 20, 2012 - Elmhurst

Families can enjoy this market located along an entrance to Elmhurst hospital, which offers a variety of local produce, orchard fruit, picked at its peak of ripeness, hearty vegetables grown in the nutrient-rich soil of Orange County's "Black Dirt" region, and freshly baked bread, pastries and granola. The market, which is open on Tuesdays thru November 20,2012, promotes healthy living, offering recipes and cooking demonstrations to entice even the most timid of eaters and home cooks.

Sculpting the Void: The Solo Exhibition of Arcady Kotler - Able Fine Art NY Gallery
Through November 20, 2012 - New York

Sculpting the Void “My work captures a moment when ascent and descent are in equilibrium; when rising and falling, birth and death and other phenomena born of the organic human form and expressed via a natural opposition meet rigid geometric structure.” –Arcady Kotler Arcady Kotler's art investigates the relationship between the natural and the man-made with illusive, suggestive symbolism. The result is a new order that addresses our sense of place, while our very being is deconstructed, reoriented and replaced with a powerful blend of narratives that are both divergent and complementary. D. Dominick Lombardi, Curator

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers' Market - Croton-on-Hudson
Through November 21, 2012 - Croton-on-Hudson

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meat, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

White Plains Outdoor Farmers' Market - White Plains
Through November 21, 2012 - White Plains

An authentic, French open-air market offering everything from meats to produce to artisan cheeses and olive oil.

GreenMarket Farmers' Market - The New York Botanical Garden
Through November 21, 2012 - Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden's Greenmarket provides affordable, locally grown produce along with fresh, nutritious baked goods, and other specialty items. Talk to the farmers to learn more about the nutritional and health benefits of gardening and eating locally. Learn how to use produce from the market to make easy, nutritional meals at weekly cooking demonstrations and find out about composting, recycling, growing vegetables, and more at special demonstrations throughout the season. Hear "what's fresh" at the market each week by calling 718-362-9561 and pressing 406# to find out what you can incorporate into your meals. Open every Wednesday, through November 21, at the base of Library Allee inside the Garden's Mosholu Gate entrance. Free admission and parking to shop at the Greenmarket.

Inspiring Images at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through November 21, 2012 - New York

In Mélange of Milieu, color, form and content unite to create beautiful and fascinating works of art that reflect what we know and gently indicate the potential still unexplored. Altered States of Reality: An Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography presents images that both excite and intrigue, as each photograph seems to constitute a window into a world only just beyond our grasp. In addition, Sacred Places: George Oommen / a solo exhibition displays the enthralling inspiration of the artist's native Kerala and brings a spark of warmth and vision to our lives. The exhibitions begin on November 1, 2012 and continue until November 21, 2012 at Agora Gallery. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday November 8, 2012. Entrance is free and art enthusiasts are warmly invited. Exhibition Dates: November 1, 2012 – November 21, 2012 Reception: Thursday, November 8, 2012, 6-8 pm Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m. Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/11_8_2012.aspx Featured Artists: Mélange of Milieu Grace Arledge | Valentina Chiappini | Heleen Cornet | Lizzy Forrester | Chanon Lauffer | Anita Le Sech | Antonio Lengua |Nurith Lumer-Klabbers | Cheri Mittermaier | Bonnie Pakman | Sam Talbot-Kelly | Isabelle Viallaneix Altered States of Reality: An Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography Aldo Basili| Calvin Cheung | Violette Cici | Maurizio Cofini | Veronique Forest | Carlo Guidetti | Brigitte Halewitsch | Michael Hill | Debbie Klein | Carmine La Valle | Sandro Pezzi | Robert Slatkoff | Brett Howard Sproul | Rossella Tomaselli | Darlene Towson | Henrik Welle Sacred Places: George Oommen / a solo exhibition George Oommen About Agora Gallery Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

Canstruction 20th Annual NYC Competition - World Financial Center Complex
Through November 21, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

In response to the devastation from Hurricane Sandy, Brookfield Office Properties is encouraging tenants and visitors of the New York region commercial properties to make a donation of canned food to support City Harvest. To mark its 20th anniversary, Canstruction will partner with Arts Brookfield and City Harvest to launch the "20 Can Challenge," a call to schools, offices, and families to donate 20 cans of food during the exhibition with the goal of delivering a record-breaking bounty to City Harvest this year. Cans can be dropped off at the three Brookfield Office Properties buildings participating in this year's exhibition, the World Financial Center Winter Garden, the Grace Building, and One Liberty Plaza. Food donations are accepted at the following properties through Nov. 21 at 4pm: 245 Park Ave. 300 Madison Ave. 450 W. 33rd St. Grace Building, 1114 Sixth Ave. (enter at 42nd Street) One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway World Financial Center Winter Garden, 220 Vesey St.

Weekly Market - Nyack Farmers Market
Through November 22, 2012 - Nyack

Stroll this weekly market to find local produce, cheese, wine, and plants. Then enjoy lunch in one of the town's many charming eateries. Rain or shine.

'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through November 24, 2012 - Times Square

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

Complexions Contemporary Ballet - The Joyce Theater
Through November 25, 2012 - New York

"Explosive energy, ferocious technique, and eye-watering hyper flexibility," proclaims The New Zealand Herald about Complexions Contemporary Ballet, whose celebrated dancers, innovative works, and pioneering spirit have made it a leader in American contemporary ballet. For its Joyce season, the company performs three New York premieres, including a work set to Rockjazz virtuoso ELEW that features unique renditions of songs by the Foo Fighters and Linkin Park; Threshold, set to Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1; and a duet set to music by New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton. Also on tap—repertory favorites like Testament, On Holiday, and a new production of Pretty Gritty Suite, set to the music of Nina Simone. Company website: http://complexionsdance.org/ performance schedule Tue-Wed 7:30pm; Thu-Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm & 7:30pm Dance Chat: Wed, Nov 14 No performance on Thanksgiving, Nov 22 ticket price Tickets start at $10! (Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through November 25, 2012 - Flatbush

Kids have fun out in nature by playing animal charades, pretending to be a bat trying to catch a moth, or joining in many other fun and active nature games that teaches them about the nature around us. Led by a park naturalist.

EXHIBIT - VIVIAN BERGENTHAL: A JOYFUL JOURNEY WITH NATURE - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through November 25, 2012 - Scarsdale

Scarsdale resident Vivian Bergenthal is an artist, poet, and environmental activist. Her work reflects "the spiritual and visceral connections that bind us to both the natural and man-made environment with which we engage." Working in mixed media, her work depicts her reaction to landscapes within her local neighborhood and the world she has traveled. Opening Reception with refreshments Oct. 6 from 2-4pm. Exhibit runs through Sunday, November 25.

Sunday Explorers Drop-In Programming - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through November 25, 2012 - Stamford

Every Sunday, the education staff offers a hands-on, interactive exploration of the Museum's many favorite features. Each week focuses on a different topic and includes self-guided and staff-led activities which run throughout the time period. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with gate admission. September 9-November 25, 2012. No class October 21.

Robert S. Neuman's Ship to Paradise - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through November 25, 2012 - Huntington

This exhibition focuses on the colorful, large-scale, mixed-media drawings in which Robert Neuman addressed the timeless question of human folly. Through November 25, 2012.

'Fiddler on the Roof' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through November 25, 2012 - Elmsford

Composer Jerry Bock and lyricist Sheldon Harnick teamed up with librettist Joseph Stein to create this timeless classic musical, magically woven with universal themes, music, dance, poignancy, and laughter. "Fiddler on the Roof" is based on "Tevye and His Daughters" and other tales by Sholem Aleichem that he wrote in Yiddish and published in 1894. Set in 1905, the musical takes place in Anatevka, a small Jewish village in Russia. The story revolves around the dairyman, Tevye, and his attempts to preserve his family's traditions in the face of a changing world. In this production, Tevye the dairyman is brought to life by Bill Nolte. His wife Golde will be played by Emily Zacharias. The daughters are Rachel Prather (Tzeitel), Sarah Rolleston (Hodel), Dana Glaus (Chava), and local children Gianna Florio and Julia Gold, who will alternate as Bielke, and Samantha Robins and Shannon Stout who will alternate as Shprintze. Terry Palasz is the meddling Matchmaker, Yente. The girls' suitors are Andrew Boza as Motel the tailor, Eric Johnson as the butcher, Lazar Wolfe, Joe Longthorne as the student revolutionary, Perchik, and Chris Giordano as Fyedka, the Russian Cossack. The cast also features Michael J. Farina as Mordcha the Innkeeper, Drew Martin as the Rabbi, Benjamin Dean as Mendel, Stephen Tewksbury as the constable, Lucas Thompson as Nachum, and Stephen Valenti as Avram. The production is directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford. Jesse Factor is the associate choreographer. The musical director is Leo P. Carusone, set design is by John Farrell, technical director is Steve Loftus, lighting design by Andrew Gmoser, sound design by Jonathan Hatton, costume design by Michael Bottari and Ronald Case, production stage manager is Victor Lukas and the assistant stage Mmnager is Ron Rogell. Properties are by Grumpy?s Props. As with all our productions, Lisa Tiso is the associate producer.

LIGNE ROSET: 15% Discount on Alcantara® Products - Ligne Roset's Showroom in Soho
Through November 25, 2012 - New York

Ligne Roset, the renowned French furniture and lifestyle brand, is pleased to announce that from November 9 - 25, 2012, the company will be offering a 15% discount on any Ligne Roset product upholstered in Alcantara®, an innovative, luxurious material that is the result of a unique and proprietary technology. Please note that this discount is only applicable to items upholstered in Alcantara® and is not applicable with any other promotion or sale.

Mother 2 Mother (M2M) Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health
Through November 26, 2012 - Haverstraw

The Rockland County Department of Health encourages nursing mothers (and babies) and pregnant women to attend this free meeting to help them get started or continue breastfeeding successfully. The group meets the fourth Monday of each month and is led by Health Department Certified Lactation Counselors.For more information call the Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program Monday-Friday, 9am-5 pm at 845-364-3865 or e-mail messingL@co.rockland.ny.us.

Bricks 4 Kidz - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through November 27, 2012 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn Children's Museum is hosting a Home- schooling class. Children will learn from the museum collection and enjoy a Bricks 4 Kidz building curriculum.

Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating - Yale Peabody Museum
Through November 28, 2012 - New Haven

In this multi-media exhibit, visitors explore the challenge of fulfilling our nutritional and physical needs.

Creating A Sense Of Place - Bronx Community College Hall of Fame Gallery
Through November 29, 2012 - Bronx

The impressive new North Hall and Library at Bronx Community College (BCC) is now home to one of the largest public art commissions the Bronx has seen since the late 1930s. On Sunday, November 4, 2012, artist Daniel Hauben’s 22 paintings—collectively entitled A Sense of Place—at the North Hall & Library at BCC and an accompanying exhibition Creating a Sense of Place (on view October 23—November 29, 2012) at the Hall of Fame Gallery, will be publicly celebrated. Honoring a long tradition of incorporating fine art into majestic libraries, Robert A.M. Stern Architects designated specific locations for artwork in their original designs for the new building. Commissioned by the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York on behalf of the City University of New York, the commission to create the artwork was awarded to acclaimed Bronx-born Daniel Hauben, who worked on the 22 paintings for three years. The paintings feature classic Bronx vistas and neighborhood street scenes, waterways and bridges, elevated trains, rooftops and BCC campus scenes. Two ten-foot murals grace the stairwells leading up to the library, while 20 paintings measuring five-feet-wide each elaborate the frieze along the balcony that surrounds the elegant and airy Information Commons. Hauben’s focus of the Bronx as subject matter invites the viewer to cultivate a greater appreciation and awareness of the world around them, and to see their environment—and their place within it—in a new light. Born and raised in the Bronx, artist Daniel Hauben has spent nearly 30 years capturing the life of his home borough on paper and canvas. Although he travels periodically to paint in such faraway places as Europe, Costa Rica and South India, he always returns to the streets of the Bronx for inspiration. The winner of numerous awards from the Bronx Council on the Arts, The Bronx County Historical Society, Americans for the Arts and other noteworthy organizations, Hauben has had many solo exhibitions both in the U.S. and abroad. His work is in the collections of the Museum of the City of New York, the Library of Congress, the White House and the New-York Historical Society, as well as many private and corporate collections. More of his work can be seen at danielhauben.com. PUBLIC DEDICATION + EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION Sunday, November 4, 2012 | 1-5pm BCC North Hall & Library + BCC Hall of Fame Gallery 2155 University Avenue Bronx, New York 10453 347.546.1107 www.bcc.cuny.edu/artmusic/gallery/about.htm

Little New-Yorkers - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through November 30, 2012 - Upper West Side

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

Checks & Balances - Presidents and American Finance - Museum of American Finance
Through November 30, 2012 - New York

The US federal government was born of a fiscal crisis produced by the inability of the national and state governments to repay the heavy debts incurred winning independence from England. By luck, pluck and a sprinkling of genius, the new nation averted disaster and soon became one of the most creditworthy in history, able to fund global wars, massive territorial acquisitions and scientific and engineering feats of historic importance and unprecedented scale. Today, however, serious fiscal crisis looms again. The causes and consequences of the current economic crisis are hotly debated, but almost everyone agrees there is no easy fix at hand. Simply put, it has become too difficult to increase taxes or reduce expenditures, and solutions acceptable to both major political parties are in short supply. But the government has faced similar impasses in the past and has managed, with firm leadership, to persevere. This exhibit brings attention to the budget issues that faced five of our greatest Presidents: George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. It details how they handled those issues, sometimes with spectacular success and other times with controversial or mixed results. The exhibit also shows how each President's life experiences, including personal wealth, may have influenced decisions on important issues like the rate and type of taxation and the acceptable extent of government borrowing. In and of itself, knowledge of the past cannot improve the future, but retracing past glories and disappointments is often the best place to start.

Compost your Food Scraps! - Queens Public Library at Steinway
Through November 30, 2012 - Astoria

Parents can teach their children about sustainability by modeling green behaviors like composting. Simply bring your food scraps including fruit and vegetable scraps like peels, skins, or seeds), coffee grounds (including the paper filter), tea bags, eggshells, nutshells, plain bread, and pasta (no toppings) to the weekly food waste drop off location. The Western Queens Compost Initiative will turn the rest of your food waste into a nutrient-rich compost.

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop - New York Methodist Hospital
Through November 30, 2012 - Midwood

This workshop provides helpful information for managing and living with diabetes. Call to register (required).

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through November 30, 2012 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. Nov. 1, 8, 13, and 29.

Magician Philip Klipper Performs - Cheeburger Cheeburger Restaurant
Through November 30, 2012 - White Plains

Every Friday from 7:30-9:30pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand at tableside. Hours/dates are subject to change; please check with restaurant. Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through November 30, 2012 - 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 November from 12-4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery Featuring TAKESHI MURATA'S PSYCHEDELIC VISUALS - BILLBOARDS IN TIMES SQUARE
Through November 30, 2012 - New York

Billboards in Times Square will explode with Chicago artist Takeshi Murata's psychedelic colors this November as part of the Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery, a monthly program that transforms New York City's iconic digital signs into cutting edge works of art. A presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts, Murata's Melter 2 will be shown every night throughout the month of November from 11:57pm to midnight. The November program is curated by Electronics Arts Intermix (EAI). In Melter 2 (2003), Takeshi Murata'sanimations are like beautiful waves of color washing over the viewer. Melter 2comes from Murata's early body of work consisting of rich, colorful, psychedelic, hand-drawn animation. The crisp colors and elegant morphing shapes are in stark contrast with the artist's later "data mosh" works, which are based heavily upon digital video glitch, and the .avi format. This nightly, free attraction brings creativity, energy, cutting-edge graphics, and digital art to the Crossroads of the World. When "Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery"premiered in May of 2012, it marked the first time sign operators surrounding Times Square joined together to offer coordinated creative content at a regularly scheduled time each and every day. The piece will run through out seven city blocks of Times Square every night counting down the three minutes to midnight. November's Times Square Moment features Takeshi Murata's Melter 2, in partnership with Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI). Watch the work here: http://youtu.be/N8BkAEDz0yw Takeshi Murata, Melter 2 (2003), 3:00 min, color, sound. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York The following digital screens are participating in the November Times Square Moment: ABC Screen, American Eagle Times Square, Bank of America, City Outdoor, Disney, JVC Screen, MTV 44 ½, NASDAQ, Spectacolor HD129 / Times Square Visitor Center Marquee, ClearChannel HD128, Spectacolor HD127 / CNN Screen, Times Square Visitor Center, Viacom North & South (SL Green Realty and Orange Barrel Media) and Reuters.

Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through December 02, 2012 - Upper West Side

For centuries, spiders have inspired storytellers, from Ovid to E. B. White to the creators of the eponymous superhero, but their actual role in diverse ecosystems around the globe is just as captivating. Spiders Alive! immerses visitors in the fascinating and complex world of spiders, among the most versatile animals on the planet: they inhabit every continent but Antarctica and are able to survive in environments that range from deserts to rainforests to crowded cities. Spiders are also important predators. By one estimate, the spiders on one acre of woodland alone consume more than 80 pounds of insects a year. Scientists have identified over 42,000 species of spiders to date, and there are at least as many more to be discovered. Among the live spiders visitors will encounter in this exhibition are the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world, whose prey includes snakes, mice, and frogs; the venomous western black widow, one of the few North American spiders harmful to people; and species from other arachnid orders, including African whip spiders, whose whip-like feelers, up to 10 inches in length, help the animal find its way. Spiders Alive! will explore spiders' silk, venom, and little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise making. The exhibition will also include larger-than-life models, videos, interactive exhibits, and fossils, and Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close. Gallery 77, first floor

Spiders Alive! - American Museum of Natural History
Through December 02, 2012 - Upper West Side

The American Museum of Natural History announces Spiders Alive!, a new exhibition about the fascinating and complex world of spiders. For centuries, spiders have inspired mythmakers from Ovid to E. B. White to the creators of the eponymous superhero, but their actual role in diverse ecosystems around the globe is just as captivating. Among the most versatile animals on the planet, spiders inhabit every continent but Antarctica and are able to survive in environments that range from deserts to rainforests to crowded cities. "Spiders Alive! continues a tradition of museum exhibitions that bring people, especially children and families, face-to-face with ambassadors from the natural world," says Ellen V. Futter, President of the American Museum of Natural History. "In this exhibition, as in previous popular presentations of live lizards, snakes, frogs, and butterflies, our visitors will meet some of the world's most exotic and fascinating creatures who have much to teach us about the diversity of life, the fragility of natural systems, and our own responsibility to study and steward life on Earth." In Spiders Alive!, visitors will explore spiders' anatomy, diversity, venom, silk, and behavior including little-known defensive mechanisms such as mimicry and noise-making. In addition to live spiders representing 19 species, the exhibition will also include larger-than-life models of spiders, videos, a climbable spider model, and fossils. Museum staff will be handling live arachnids for visitors to see up close, and the exhibition will focus on debunking spider myths, such as: spiders need gravity to build webs, all spiders neglect their offspring, and all spiders are poisonous to humans Spiders are also important predators; without them, insect populations would explode. By one estimate, the spiders on one acre of woodland alone consume more than 80 pounds of insects a year. Scientists have identified over 42,000 species of spiders to date, and they believe that there are at least as many more yet to be discovered. Among the live spiders visitors will encounter in this exhibition are the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world, whose prey includes snakes, mice, and frogs; the western black widow, member of one of the few North American spider groups that can be harmful to people; the fishing spider, who senses prey by resting its front legs on the surface of the water; and the golden orb-web spider, which weaves a golden web that can reach more than 3 feet in diameter. Species from other arachnid orders will also be on display, including African whip spiders, whose whip-like feelers, up to 10 inches in length, help the animal find its way; the giant vinegaroon, which may spray a foul-smelling vinegar-like chemical from its abdomen if disturbed; and the desert hairy scorpion, the largest scorpion in America. The exhibition is curated by Norman Platnick, curator emeritus in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology.

Thirty Years of Collecting: Treasures from Intrepid's Collections - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through December 02, 2012 - New York Harbor

Thirty Years of Collecting: Treasures from Intrepid's Collections will showcase objects from the museum's collections related to the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid, Growler submarine, Concorde, and the space shuttle Enterprise. The exhibit will include nearly 30 objects, many of which will be displayed publicly for the first time, such as original helmets, uniforms, letters, photographs, books, and other items that will display the "humanity behind the hardware" of the vessels at the museum.

Absorbed by Color: Art in the 20th Century - Heckscher Museum of Art
Through December 02, 2012 - Huntington

Drawn exclusively from the Museum?s Permanent Collection, this exhibition presents an overview of color theory and its manifestations in various art movements of the 20th century, including Pointillism, Fauvism, Synchromism, Neoplasticism, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Op art. Through December 2, 2012.

Thirty Years of Excellence: An Intrepid Museum Celebration - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through December 02, 2012 - New York Harbor

Thirty Years of Excellence: An Intrepid Museum Celebration will trace Intrepid's historic journey from being transformed from an aircraft carrier into one of New York City's most iconic cultural institutions. A collection of nearly 40 items including artifacts, video footage, photographs, and other archival materials highlight the major milestones of the museum and its affiliated nonprofit organizations, including the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

CircusWorX - Canal Park Playhouse
Through December 02, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED With a toolbox full of props, Brent McCoy constructs a laugh factory filled with wild physical comedy.

Children's Acting & Puppetry Playdates - Brooklyn at the Center for Anti-Violence Education
Through December 02, 2012 - Park Slope

Children learn communication, socialization, and story structure through theater games and puppets!

'The Tenant' - Theatre for the New City
Through December 02, 2012 - New York

"The Tenant" by Bill Donnelly is a play in which a working-class midtown couple take a Korean immigrant woman into their hearts. Depending on how you see it, it becomes the tragedy of a lonely woman's unsuccessful act of kindness or the perilous seduction of an innocent couple by her mystic approach to love, life and healing. It's a bittersweet everyday story of love and destiny with a "Twilight Zone" touch. Theater for the New City will present the play November 15 to December 2, directed by Vincent J. Balzano. Sam and Babe are the loving, hard working superintendents of a midtown apartment building, into which moves a waifish young Korean woman named Lucky Star. She is deeply Catholic; she is also a numerologist and a healer. She was raised by nuns in Korea and was imprisoned for fighting off her abusive husband with a knife. She inspires pity and support in the American couple, who offer small favors to make her apartment more liveable and to help her start over in New York. Lucky Star is in an odd state of grace, which Babe hopes to gain from and which Sam finds mysteriously alluring. She worked in a "Barber Shop" (a front for a house of prostitution) in her past, but now in New York, she struggles to redeem herself with the purity of the Virgin Mother. When Babe falls tragically ill, she seeks healing through Lucky Star's herbal potions and massages. When Sam loses Babe, he seeks to replace the loss of his wife with the Korean newcomer; she wants to soothe his loneliness but not give him sex. Love, sex and compassion are forces of Nature, but they are out of kilter, as ferociously narrated by Romeo, the pet parrot of Babe and Sam, who is played by a fourth actor. Perceiving the events of the play from his roost in the kitchen, Romeo's dramatic role is that of an amusing, wise Greek Chorus. He represents Nature in a play that artfully balances between the paranormal and the simply disturbing events of everyday life. This is a first New York full production for playwright Bill Donnelly, whose plays have unfolded over many years while he maintained a career in international law. As a young playwright, he was encouraged by the young Ellen Stewart, founding director of La MaMa Experimental Theater Club, although his plays were not produced by La MaMa. While he worked and lived in Belgium, his plays were championed by the prominent director Andre Ernotte. Donnelly's body of work includes three conventional plays, a full-length musical and a trilogy named "La Valse: Night, Candles, Dawn" that is a new art form called Baloperama®--a synchronous fusion of ballet, opera and drama--and will possibly be mounted in the near future. "The Tenant" is a play that had been gestating for a while but burst from Donnelly's mind in 1994, encouraged and facilitated by Bonnie J. Monte, Artistic Director of Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, who directed the play's first reading. The play had staged readings at The Dramatists Guild in 2006, at The Sage Theater in Midtown, NYC in 2007 and at the Bickford Theater at the Morris Museum, NJ, in 2009. It was chosen by the Dramatists Guild in 2010 with seven others in a national competition for the author to attend a special boot camp on the production side of playwriting. In Spring of 2011, "The Tenant" had a very successful four week workshop at The Producers’ Club on West 44th Street, directed by Vincent J. Balzano. Donnelly lives in Tyler Hill, PA but was a long time resident of Morristown, NJ, where he was president of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce for ten years, following a long career as an attorney with Warner-Lambert Company. During his legal and business career, Donnelly wrote avidly and has been recently energized, thanks partly to "The Tenant" being chosen as one of eight plays by the Dramatists Guild of America to participate in a Self-Production Boot Camp. Director Vincent J. Balzano has been an actor and director for many years, working primarily in and around the tri state area. He has also produced a number of shows and benefits and has directed numerous productions, including "Two By Two," "It’s Only a Play," "How to Succeed…," "The Imaginary Invalid," "The Sisters Rosenswieg" and "You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown." Lucky Star is played by Vivian Chu, Sam is played by Carson Lee, Babe is played by Alexandra Lawrence and Romeo, the Parrot, is played by David Rothstadt. The design team are all resident artists of Theater for the New City: set Design is by Mark Marcante; lighting design is by Alexander Bartenieff and costume design is by Susan Hemley. The parrot costume and general design assistance are by Lytza Colon.

Toddler Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Kings Bay branch
Through December 03, 2012 - Homecrest

Babies and toddlers hear stories, sing songs and rhymes, and play.

Map Making and History - Brooklyn Historical Society
Through December 04, 2012 - Brooklyn

This is an event that will focus on early New York history. There will will map making and other art activities to reinforce historical content.

Studio School Tours and Open Houses - The Studio School
Through December 05, 2012 - Upper West Side

The morning tours give you an opportunity to see the teachers and students working together in the classrooms. You will receive an overview of the program and the Studio Approach, and have a Q&A session with the head of school. Studio parents will also be present to meet and greet you.

Jeffrey Maron: Devotion - Affirmation Arts
Through December 08, 2012 - New York

Affirmation Arts is pleased to present Jeffrey Maron: Devotion, a retrospective of Maron’s sculptural work that spans 16 years (1976—2012). The exhibition, which opens with a cocktail reception on October 11, comprises 34 unique works of copper alloy and other materials. Devotion marks the gallery’s premier solo sculptural exhibition. Jeffrey Maron’s work is self-described as “contemporary animism,” drawing on spiritual experiences to transform metals and other materials into works of art. His creative process comprises mind, body and spirit, producing pieces that have their own intrinsic energy and animistic themes. Maron’s work is characterized by paradoxes; it is tough and beautiful, religious and sensual, reminiscent of familiar symbols, yet unique. Maron states, “The activities of my hands are transformative to the materials involved in the creation of my art. My hands know how to change an image or form, into something more than just the reformed material. This necessitates the metamorphosis of the material with a specific energy and intent. This process is difficult to delegate to others. It imbues a unique character to the art that allows it to speak to the viewer's heart without the need for subsequent explanation." After receiving his M.F.A. at Washington University in 1973, Maron went on to win numerous awards including three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, and a two-year Fulbright-Hayes Grant for sculpture that allowed him to live and work in Japan where he continued to be influenced by cultures of the world dedicated to animism. Maron’s work can be found in many corporate, public and private collections. The artist lives and works in New York City. Affirmation Arts is an institution comprising an art gallery and studios that provides an anchor to the up-and-coming arts neighborhood on the west side of Manhattan. The gallery offers temporary exhibition space for curators, galleries, artists, and in-house shows. For more information about Affirmation Arts, please visit www.affirmationarts.com.

Times Square Show Revisited - Hunter College Art Galleries
Through December 08, 2012 - New York

The Hunter College Art Galleries are pleased to present Times Square Show Revisited, an in-depth look at the original Times Square Show, scheduled to debut in New York City this Fall from September 14-December 8, 2012. Times Square Show Revisited aims to explore the original exhibition's exposure of New York's burgeoning downtown artistic community in June 1980, which also marked the occasion of many developments in the field, including Jean Michel Basquiat's first appearance in an exhibition as both a painter and graffiti writer SAMO, Nan Goldin's first major presentation of what was to become her seminal Ballad of Sexual Dependency, Jenny Holzer's introduction to the possibility of working with LED lights, and the presentation of experimental works by artists including Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf among others. The Times Square Show, hailed by the Village Voice as "The First Radical Art Show of the 1980s," included some one hundred artists and sprawled across four floors and the basement of a disused massage parlor on the corner of 41st Street and 7th Avenue in New York City. In addition to experimental painting and sculpture, the exhibition incorporated music, fashion, and an ambitious program of performance and video. For many artists, such as Kiki Smith, David Hammons, and Tom Otterness, the exhibition served as a forum for the exchange of ideas, a testing-ground for work in progress, and a catalyst for exploring new artistic directions. With contributions from over 30 artists involved in the original exhibition, Times Square Show Revisited seeks to capture the essence of this historic moment of art making in New York City through a combination of art works, documentary materials, a lively public programming schedule, and a publication that can be counted as an important chronicle of the original exhibition. Curated by post-war art historian and Hunter College graduate Shawna Cooper, in association with Karli Wurzelbacher, art historian and PhD candidate at the University of Delaware, Times Square Show Revisited will be held in Hunter College's Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery. Many of the objects on view will be loaned directly by artists who participated in the 1980 Times Square Show. Jeffrey Deitch's insightful review of the original exhibition for Art in America highlighted the energetic relevance brought to bare by the artist organized exhibition; "The Times Square Show was a challenge to dealers and curators of advanced art who continue to feel that the discreet display of a few pieces of art in an elegant gallery is enough. But it was even more of a challenge to artists who think that their work stops when it leaves the studio, and who leaves its presentation to others." The Times Square Show represents a specific moment in art that paved the way for a particular dialogue in New York City especially, whose implications continue to be felt in the art world today. Times Square Show Revisited will be on view from September 14-December 8, 2012 at the Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, 68th street and Lexington Avenue, SW corner. A special opening reception will be held on September 13 from 6-8pm. The exhibition will be accompanied by an exhibition catalogue and comprehensive website with extensive interviews with the participants of the exhibition. For more information about the exhibition, please visit http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/art/galleries/galleries

Craft-tastic Saturdays - Barking Cat Studio Arts & Crafts for Everyone!
Through December 08, 2012 - Brooklyn

Craft-tastic Saturdays at Barking Cat Studio offers kids 3.5 years and older fun projects that are sure to inspire and delight! Price includes all materials. All classes must be scheduled in advance.

New 'China': Porcelain Art from Jingdezhen, 1910-2012 - China Institute Gallery
Through December 09, 2012 - Upper East Side

A new exhibition of modern and contemporary porcelain art from Jingdezhen, the renowned porcelain capital of China, will be on view at China Institute Gallery from September 21 to December 9, 2012. New "China": Porcelain Art from Jingdezhen, 1910-2012 will offer more than 45 works spanning over a century, including sculpture, paintings on porcelain, as well as vases and other objects. A fully illustrated catalog will accompany the exhibition. New "China": Porcelain Art from Jingdezhen, 1910-2012 includes work by such noted contemporary artists as Zhu Legeng, Ah Xian, Zhu Dequn, and Wayne Higby, all of whom have studied in or traveled to Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province. Bridging traditional and utilitarian practices with pioneering techniques, the exhibition opens with a selection of modern work by artists who worked in the first decades of the 20th century. Most of the work in the exhibition is on exhibit for the first time in the United States.

Elements of Peace - Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery - Fairfield University
Through December 09, 2012 - Fairfield 06824

Mankind's universal and elusive quest for peace is the inspiration for artist Marlene Siff in this exhibition displaying 47 recent paintings, works on paper, sculpture, mobiles and maquettes of large multi-dimensional constructions, and features works that range from vivid explosions of color to subtle white meditative paintings.

Colombia de Fiesta! - Thalia Spanish Theatre
Through December 09, 2012 - Sunnyside

This performance, featuring Mestizo Dance Company and Harold Gutierrez's band, celebrates the diverse music and dance traditions of Colombia.

23rd Annual Trees of Hope Holiday Spectacular - Maritime Center
Through December 09, 2012 - New Haven

What began with a dozen trees at the Governor’s Mansion has flourished into a nine-day display of over 100 decorated trees, wreaths and holiday baskets lining the halls of the Maritime Center in New Haven. Trees ranging from 4 to 8 feet in height are donated and decorated in themes and often in memory of loved ones. The event is free to the public and there will be a raffle with tickets priced at $1.December 9th the silent auction will end at 1pm and the raffle will be drawn at 2pm. Revenue generated from Trees of Hope directly benefits The Ronald McDonald House which shelters families with children seeking treatment for life-threatening illnesses.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Creative kids can bring their own Legos or use the library's. For ages 4-12.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
Through December 12, 2012 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required.

SibShops - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
Through December 14, 2012 - Pleasantville

Sibshops provides a therapeutic support group for siblings (K-5th grades) who have brothers or sisters with special needs. It gives them the unique opportunity to find peer support in a confidential, activity based group, and to learn they are not alone. Call 914-741-0333 for group day/time and more information.

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 15, 2012 - Larchmont

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Ossining Farmers' Market - Ossining
Through December 15, 2012 - Ossining

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Pleasantville Farmers' Market - Pleasantville
Through December 15, 2012 - Pleasantville

Fresh, local baked goods, artisinal bread, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fish, fruit, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

Fall 2012: Children's Dance Classes (Ballet or Flamenco) - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Looking for an active and diverse creative opportunity for your child? Flamenco Latino offers affordable Flamenco and also Ballet classes for children at their Midtown Manhattan studio. After-school or Saturday classes available. September 20-December 15, 2012 for 12 weeks of classes: Fall 2012 Children's Ballet: Sept 20-Dec 13, 2012: Children's Ballet, Pre-School, 3 to 4 yr: Thurs. 4:00-5:00 pm Children's Ballet, 5-8 yr: Thurs. 5:00-6:00 pm NEW! Children's Ballet, 9-12 yrs: Tues. 5:00-6:00 pm OR Fri. 4:00-5:00 pm and also... Fall 2012 Children's Flamenco: Sept 22-Dec 15 Children's Flamenco, 5-12 yr: Sat 1:00-2:00 pm NEW! Children's Flamenco, 5-12 yr: Tues 4:00-5:00 pm There will be no class on the following Holidays: 9/18, Tues, Rosh Hashanah 11/22-24, Thanksgiving Day Weekend All classes held at: Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th St., 4th fl. (B-way and 8th Ave.) NY, NY 10019 212-399-8519 All Flamenco Classes taught by Aurora Reyes. All Ballet Classes taught by Rosemarie Lindt. Rates for Children's Ballet and Children's Flamenco Classes: Only $120 for 12-pack! Paid in advance. To pay online go to: http://www.flamencolatino.com/class/childafterschoolsatclass.shtml Walk-in Trial Class, $15.00 (by reservation only) Discounts available for enrollment of more than one child from the same family, or for Ballet plus Flamenco classes. Please call 212-399-8519 or email. For more information see: http://www.flamencolatino.com/class/childafterschoolsatclass.shtml Contact 212-399-8519 or email with questions or to reserve. www.flamencolatino.com

Discover flamenco for beginners! - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Discover flamenco at Flamenco Latino in midtown Manhattan! Aurora Reyes offers a Basic Beginner Flamenco class: Mondays from 7:30-8:30 PM OR Saturdays from 2:00-3:00 PM 2012 Fall term: September 17 - December 15, 2012 at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54th Street, 4th floor (bet. B-way and 8th Ave.) NY, NY 10019 Cost: Fall Term Prices: --12 pack- $204 ($17/class) --4-pack- $76 (if permitted) --Walk-In- $20 (if permitted) --If you have 1-3 planned absences, pro-rated packs are at $18/class. See http://www.flamencolatino.com/Fall%20Sched%202012.pdf for more details. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes with a hard sole. For ladies, pumps are preferred. Call with questions and to reserve: 212-399-8519 aurora@flamencolatino.com www.flamencolatino.com

Beginner Flamenco Singing Class for Fall 2012 - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Discover cante at Flamenco Latino this fall! Cante (flamenco singing) for beginners is led by Basilio Georges. Fall Session runs September 17 - December 15,2012 on Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W. 54th St., Suite 404 New York, NY 10019 212-399-8519 Fall Term Prices: 12 pack- $204 ($17/class) 4-pack- $76 (if permitted) Walk-In- $20 (if permitted) If you have 1-3 planned absences, prorated packs are at $18/class. See http://www.flamencolatino.com/Fall%20Sched%202012.pdf for more details. In this course, students will learn the basics of flamenco singing, emphasizing diaphragmatic breathing and voice placement or "impostatcion." The class will start building upon basic cante repertoire such as sevillanas, tangos,fandangos and rumbas. The class will also focus on flamenco rhythms and handclapping, flamenco scales and terminology so students can communicate in the traditional lingo with guitarists and flamenco dancers. Lyrics and translations of the "letras" will be provided. The course is taught in English, and no previous knowledge of music or Spanish is required. It is ideal for people who want to deepen their understanding of flamenco music or for flamenco dancers who want to broaden their experience of this art form. Please respond by email flamlat@verizon.net or call 212-399-8519 with questions or to reserve. www.flamencolatino.com

Flamenco w/ Props- this Fall! - Flamenco Latino Studio
Through December 15, 2012 - New York

Aurora Reyes, of Flamenco Latino, offers Flamenco Dance Incorporating Props for Adv. Beginners Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM Fall term runs September 17- December 15, 2012. at Flamenco Latino Studio 244 W 54 St., 4th fl. (bet. Broadway and 8th Ave.) Technique and choreography for dances that use... -- castanets and Sombrero Cordoves. For example, Tanguillos de Cadiz, and Garrotin (hat only) dances. --Abanico (fan) as in such dances as Guajiras (fan + castanets) and Caracoles (fan only). -- manton (shawl) used in Solea and Seguiriya. We plan to rotate palos. We have extra fans, mantons, hats and castanets at the studio in case you forget yours! Fall Term Prices: 12 pack- $204 ($17/class) 4-pack- $76 (if permitted) Walk-In- $20 (if permitted) If you have 1-3 planned absences, prorated packs are at $18/class. See http://www.flamencolatino.com/Fall%20Sched%202012.pdf for more details. Email or Call 212-399-8519 to reserve. www.flamencolatino.com

Annual Have-a-Heart for the Holidays Gift Drive - Westchester Jewish Community Services
Through December 15, 2012 - White Plains

Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) kicks off its annual "Have a Heart for the Holidays" Gift Drive. When the project began in 2001, several hundred gifts were contributed for children, ages infant to teen, served by WJCS. Last year, thanks to the generosity of individuals throughout Westchester, more than 1,000 gifts were collected. Most of the children served by are from local families living below the federal poverty level, and in many cases, the gifts they receive are the only presents these children get during the holidays. Sponsors may choose an age or sex of a child to buy a gift for. Often, the older children request gift cards to national chain stores such as Best Buy and Target, so they can pick out their own gifts; gift cards in denominations ranging from $15-25 are some of the more popular requests. Anyone interested in sponsoring a child/children should contact Ms. Lewis at 761-0600 X222 or email mlewis@wjcs.com.

Rye Farmers' Market - Rye
Through December 16, 2012 - Rye

Fresh, local baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more.

'Hansel and Gretel' - Puppetworks
Through December 16, 2012 - Park Slope

The 1857 Brothers Grimm tale gets puppetized. Recommended for children 4 and older.

Art Classes - Chroma
Through December 16, 2012 - Brooklyn

Kids enjoy exploration, interpretation, and reflection through art-making. Activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, puppet-making, mixed media, collage, printmaking, clay, and much more!

Indoor Boys Lacrosse League - Grade 2 - Pre-registration - Unlimited Sports Action
Through December 16, 2012 - Port Washington

Boys will be evaluated for 1 week and then placed on a team in order to make sure the teams are evenly balanced. This indoor league is fully recreational and offers athletes a competitive environment to play against their friends. Call for additional information. Registration is online only.

The Nod - The Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Through December 16, 2012 - New York

In THE NOD: Tony dealt with the hardships life threw at him with a simple accepting nod. A nod that said "everything's gonna be alright." Even if it wasn't or wouldn't be. Nodding was his way of coping -- coping with the kinds of fears universally shared. As a kid, the nod was a strategy to deal with his ‘crazy mama's’ seductive ways. As a grownup, he nodded to bluff his way in and out of lucrative writing gigs; nodded, as he would veer towards then away from the not quite available woman he loved. Over and over with self-effacing candor and deceit, he pretended to hold it all together, even as he felt it slipping from his grasp. Consumed by mortifying panic, suffocating breathe, and an epic aversion to the feelings he most feared and desired -- intolerable life affirming feelings like joy, serenity, fulfillment -- Tony started springing leaks not even Hans Brinker could plug. With little or no help from family or friends, doctors or shamans, therapists or gurus, he squandered his Hollywood wealth -- emptied his pockets, shelved his career. What happened then? He stumbled upon personal fortune. And now Tony sifts thru, picks up, and rearranges the pieces in this hilariously painful solo-performance at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. THE NOD plays the following schedule: Sunday, October 28th, 2012 3pm Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 7pm Sunday, November 4th, 2012 3pm Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 7pm Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 7pm Saturday, November 10th, 2012 7pm Sunday, November 11th, 2012 3pm Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 7pm Saturday, November 24th, 2012 7pm Sunday, November 25th, 2012 3pm Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 7pm Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 7pm Saturday, December 1st, 2012 7pm Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 3pm Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 7pm Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 7pm Saturday, December 8th, 2012 7pm Sunday, December 9th, 2012 3pm Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 7pm Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 7pm Sunday, December 16th, 2012 3pm Tickets are $23; $18 for students/seniors and are now available online at www.nuyorican.org or by calling 212-780-9386. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater ½ prior to performance. Website: www.nuyorican.org or www.thenodlive.com The Nuyorican Poets Cafe (located at 236 East 3rd Street, between Avenues B and C in Manhattan) is a short walk from the 2nd Avenue Station of the F train and the Essex/Delancey Station of the J/M/Z trains. For more detailed directions or other information about the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, visit www.nuyorican.org or call 212-780-9386 BIOGRAPHIES TONY DRAZAN (Playwright/Actor) has written, directed and produced award-winning film and television for over 20 years. His film credits include ZEBRAHEAD(1992 Sundance Filmmakers Trophy; 30th NYFF), HURLYBURLY (1998 Venice Volpi Winner, Golden Bear Finalist), IMAGINARY CRIMES. For television he has written, directed, produced, or consulted on episodes of THE WEST WING, EDNY, AMERICAN PLAYHOUSE and LARRY SAUNDERS. He is currently writing a film directed by Alexander Payne slated for production in 2013-2014.

Julliette Tehrani presents 'Impressions Near and Afar' - Stamford Art Association
Through December 16, 2012 - Stamford

London-born of Persian heritage and with extensive travels throughout her life, Juliette brings an international perspective to her paintings. November 11-December 16, 2012.

Toddler Story Time - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 17, 2012 - Piermont

Bring your little one, ages 6 months to 5 years, for stories and songs. Pre-registration is required. Meets every Monday except holidays.

SibShops for Preschoolers - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
Through December 17, 2012 - Pleasantville

Do you have a typically developing child who is beginning to ask questions or show signs of distress because of a sibling with special needs? This activity-based group will explore the world of "same" and "different" in an age-appropriate manner, and give them their own time to feel special. Takes place on Mondays (10 sessions). Call 914-741-0333 for more information.

Music Classes for Children - Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
Through December 19, 2012 - Piermont

Young children are given the chance to develop basic competence in music by providing them with a rich musical experience in a relaxed and playful environment. Presented by Moon River Music Together with Catherine Rubin, the class teaches music through play. Meets the third Wednesday of each month.

Art classes - The Painted Cloud
Through December 20, 2012 - Brooklyn

The Painted Cloud classes offer a nurturing, dynamic environment that introduces children to many new techniques and materials, and allows them the freedom to express themselves artistically. unique and creative art projects using a wide array of high quality art materials.

Gymnastics - Aviator Sports Center
Through December 21, 2012 - Gravesend

Classes at Aviator's state of the art gymnastic facility is available for the home-schooling community.

Toddler Adventure Open Gym - Westport Weston Family Y
Through December 21, 2012 - Westport

Children ages 6 months-4 years can crawl, roll, jump and explore. Children must participate with parent or caregiver. No membership required. Monday-Friday through December 21.

Hallockville Museum Historic Farm Tour - Hallockville Museum Farm
Through December 22, 2012 - Riverhead

Step back in time to life as a North Fork farmer from the 1700's to the 1930's. Explore 28 acres along with 19 historic houses, barns and outbuildings ranging from the mid-18th century Hallock Homestead to the Depression-era Cichanowicz Farmhouse. Tour the museum's buildings, gardens and collections. Experience real farming in the museum's fields and meet cows, sheep and chickens. Through December 22, 2012.

So Smart Kids Fun Fitness Program - Vee Arnis Jitsu
Through December 22, 2012 - Canarsie

Fitness program helps build self-esteem and confidence, social skills, attention span and focus, gross motor development, and breathing and calming strategies for children with special needs.

New Amsterdam Market - New Amsterdam Market
Through December 23, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

New Amsterdam Market weekly Sunday outdoor market reopens April 29! It is held in front of the old Fulton Fish Market in Lower Manhattan on South Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip. With over 40 regional food vendors each week selling produce, cheeses, fish, meats, breads, and delicious pastries and treats for a light lunch by the East River. The season kicks off with Bread Pavilion with over 15 bread bakers using local NYS flour. For more information visit newamsterdammarket.org.

Grand Central Holiday Fair - Grand Central Terminal
Through December 24, 2012 - Manhattan

Entering its 13th year, The Grand Central Holiday Fair is a unique New York City holiday shopping experience, and it's the only holiday market in the city to operate indoors! 76 Unique Vendors with endless gift options.

18th annual Holiday Gift Show - Rowayton Arts Center
Through December 24, 2012 - Rowayton

Unique holiday gifts, decorations and collectibles by some of Fairfield County's finest artists and craftspeople will be featured in this fundraiser that supports year-round education and other community programs at the Rowayton Arts Center.

Visit with Santa - Cross County Shopping Center
Through December 24, 2012 - Yonkers

Visit Santa in his Winter Wonderland House and receive a free gift. Santa's hours: Mondays-Saturdays 11am-8pm; Sundays 12-6pm. Friday Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 9am-6pm; Sunday Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, and Dec. 23 11am-7pm; Christmas Eve 9am-6pm.

Santa Photos - Queens Center Mall-JC Penny Wing
Through December 24, 2012 - Elmhurst

Santa Claus is coming to town, Nov 17-Dec 24. He's making a list and checking it twice. Enjoy a visit and have a photo taken with Santa and his helpers. See Santa in his winter wonderland house located on the Level 3. Special hours on Dec. 9 12-4pm, and pet photo night 6-8:30pm.

Union Square Holiday Market - Union Square Park
Through December 24, 2012 - New York

In it's nineteenth year, the Union Square Holiday Market is a New York institution, and draws hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the globe. Famous for its distinctive red and white tents and ebullient atmosphere, visitors flock to Union Square every holiday season in search of superior local products and unparalleled local cuisine. What's new this year? -There are more food vendors than ever, including Momofuku Milk Bar, Sigmund's Pretzels, Mayhem & Stout, Wafels & Dinges, Mighty Balls, Hong Kong Street Cart, La Sonrisa Empanadas and many more -The food vendors will offer delivery to local businesses and residences via SeamlessWeb -There will be a "Little Brooklyn" section of the market, highlighting local, handmade goods from Brooklyn, NY -There is a larger diversity of retail goods than ever before -UrbanSpace will be hosting a group of carolers each week to add seasonal flair -Visitors can download a free iPhone app called "Here" which includes an interactive map of the market, vendor descriptions and even discounts and deals -To aid our fellow New Yorkers (and neighbors) devastated by Hurricane Sandy, UrbanSpace will have a donation basket in the information booth; all proceeds with benefit the American Red Cross. Many vendors will be donating percentages of their proceeds as well.

Weekly Cooking Class - Taste Buds Kitchen
Through December 26, 2012 - Chelsea

Cook up a new and delicious culinary adventure each week in this signature weekly class. Recipes vary from savory to sweet and the class focuses on ingredients, tastes, techniques, and making new friends. This class is a great way to introduce new ingredients and flavors to your child. You'll be amazed at what your budding chef makes and eats. Class size is limited to 10 students. Starting with our youngest chefs at age 2 on up to our advanced teens classes, we have a weekly class for everyone.

Mommy/Daddy and Me - Bounce! Trampoline Sports
Through December 27, 2012 - Valley Cottage

Parents or grandparents with kids ages 2 through 6 can have fun in the Bounce! Jr. Zone, in the Bounce! castle, as well as on the main trampoline court. Head trainer Victor Byrne works with parents and children on a series of trampoline-based exercises and fun activities. Program meets every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.

Kandinsky 1911-1913 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through December 27, 2012 - New York

Perhaps more than any other 20th-century painter, Vasily Kandinsky (b. 1866, Moscow; d. 1944, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France) has been closely linked to the history of the Guggenheim Museum. Hilla Rebay?artist, art advisor, and the museum's first director?promoted nonobjective painting above all other forms of abstraction. She was particularly inspired by the work and writing of Kandinsky, a pioneer of abstraction, who believed that the task of the painter was to convey his own inner world, rather than imitate the natural world. The museum's holdings have grown to include more than 150 works by Kandinsky, and focused exhibitions of his works are presented in the Kandinsky Gallery on Annex Level 3. The current installation, Kandinsky 1911?1913, highlights paintings completed at the moment the artist made great strides toward complete abstraction and published his aesthetic treatise, On the Spiritual in Art (1911, though dated 1912). Also featured are paintings by Robert Delaunay and Franz Marc that were exhibited alongside the work of Kandinsky and others in the landmark 1912 Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) exhibition held at the Moderne Galerie Heinrich Thannhauser in Munich.

Dance and Drum Classes for Teens and Children - Layla's Dance & Drum
Through December 29, 2012 - Valley Stream

Join Layla's Dance and Drum studio for a full day of teen and kids dance, drum and double dutch (jump rope) classes including hip-hop, creative movement, Salsa, African dance and more. Adult classes include Salsa/Mambo, Afro-Cuban and West African dance.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 29, 2012 - Upper Nyack

Share a family experience of singing, dancing, and praying as well as a weekly story and other activities. Each Saturday through December.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular - Radio City Music Hall
Through December 30, 2012 -

You and your loved ones will be immersed in the warmth and magic of Christmas in a way that only Radio City can deliver as scenery extends beyond the stage transforming the interior of the Music Hall into a magical canvas. Expect to be awed vis a vis digital projections coupled with the world's largest flown indoor LED screen. Fan-favorites including "New York at Christmas," where the Rockettes board a real double-decker bus and the high-energy tap number, "Twelve Days of Christmas." Of course, beloved classics like "The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" and "The Living Nativity" will also be back. Bonus: This 2012 edition is celebrating 85 magical years of the Rockettes with an experiential archive exhibit at Radio City Music Hall commemorating the past, present and future of the legendary precision dancers. Visit website for playing schedule and to reserve tickets.

Breastfeeding Support Group - 92nd Street Y
Through December 30, 2012 - Upper East Side

Breastfeeding is an evolving process that raises many questions and concerns. Meet with other moms, babies and a lactation specialist from 92nd Street Y Parenting Center to discuss topics such as the emotional ups and downs of breastfeeding, what happens when your milk supply is weak, how to juggle breastfeeding and work, and whether and how to supplement. Come when you can; no registration necessary.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular: The Rockettes Celebration! - Radio City Music Hall
Through December 30, 2012 - Midtown

This year's Radio City Christmas Spectacular celebrates 85 years of the Rockettes in New York. The show features dazzling dance numbers, beloved favorites, and breathtaking special effects. A new scene will be added this year, in honor of the 85th anniversary: a costume retrospective featuring the most interesting and unique Rockettes costumes throughout the decades. The show is interactive and inspired, and highlights the attributes that have made the Rockettes so engaging for so long.

'Falling' - Minetta Lane Theatre
Through December 30, 2012 - West Village

"Falling" boldly explores the dynamic and complicated reality of a family with an autistic young man. When a relative comes to visit, the entire family is thrown out of equilibrium, with everyone trying to balance what is best for the family and what is best for them. The play bravely speaks a truth about love and family and about hopes and dreams. It asks "How do you love someone who is difficult to love?"

Inclusive Weekend Classes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through December 30, 2012 - SoHo

An opportunity for children with physical disabilities ages 7 and older and their able-bodied siblings or friends to participate in a drop-off art class together. This program is intended to make the museum's art-making accessible to all needs and provide an opportunity for siblings to spend time with each other and with peers who have similar experiences. If a child with a physical disability doesn't have a sibling to attend the session with him or her, the child may bring along a friend instead. Each session offers a new workshop that is designed to meet the needs of the participants. This program is staffed with CMA teaching artists and a licensed occupational therapist(s). This program is based on a class-like model in which the teaching artists and the OT work to facilitate the group experience, with a keen eye towards the special needs of the participants; if your child requires dedicated one-on-one attention you should consider bringing a paraprofessional or other adult to help facilitate your child's experience. Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, though they are welcome to stay if they wish or remain close by in another part of the museum. To sign up for a session, discuss your child's needs with the program director in advance of the session. Contact Valerie for more information at vharchencko@cmany.org. Each session accommodates 16 participants.

Sam Eaton Presents 'The Quantum Eye' Magic & Mentalism Show - Theatre 80
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

In this longest running Off-Broadway magic show, Sam Eaton explores mentalism, magic, perception, and deception, mixing extraordinary ability, humor, and audience participation to make for a different performance every time.

The World of Bees Exhibit - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Cornwall

This lively exhibit features a colony of honeybees in a thriving observation hive and many interactive elements including hive cells for children to crawl through and large replicas of bees and their young. Visitors can learn about the fascinating life cycle of the honeybee, its colony structure, social hierarchy, and importance to our own lives.

'Dialog in the Dark' - South Street Seaport
Through December 31, 2012 - Lower Manhattan

This exhibit leads visitors through a series of NYC environments highlighted by city-centric scents, sounds, temperatures, and textures, all in complete darkness. Relying on blind and visually-impaired guides, exhibit goers will "see NYC" and visit many well known landmarks without the sense of sight while armed with an authentic walking cane. Imagine taking a rumbling subway to your favorite location or maneuvering the crossroads of the world in Times Square while not being able to see a thing. Rest assured, the sounds and the smells will all be there to greet you. But will that be enough to guide your safe passage? The experience will forever change your perception of what it means to be blind or have low vision.

Sha'Baby Shabbat - Romemu
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Sha'Baby engages your child's special energy to warm him/her up for creating sacred time during Shabbat. Dancing, laughing, praying, and singing are all a part of this special Shabbat service.

Weekend Woodland Corps - Prospect Park Picnic House
Through December 31, 2012 - Park Slope

The Woodland Corps offers a volunteers a chance to garden and clean up Prospect Park's more than 250 acres of forest.

Disney Theatrical Productions Presents 'Newsies The Musical' on Broadway - Nederlander Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, this movie-turned-musical is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what's right. "Newsies" is inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, when newsboy Kid Blink led a band of orphan and runaway newsies on a two-week-long action against Pulitzer, Hearst, and other powerful newspaper publishers. The stage version introduces several brand-new songs by the original team while keeping many of the beloved songs from the film, including "Carrying the Banner," "Seize the Day," "King of New York," and "Santa Fe."

New York TV & Movie Sites Tour - On Location Tours
Through December 31, 2012 - Manhattan

This tour showcases more than 40 locations from some of the most famous places seen on screen, including sites from "Friends," "Blue Bloods," "Seinfeld," "Enchanted," "Spider-Man," "I Am Legend," "Men in Black," and "The Devil Wears Prada."

Nature Explore Classroom - Bartlett Arboretum
Through December 31, 2012 - Stamford

Children are invited to spend unhurried hours exploring the natural world in a fun and safe environment. The outdoor classroom includes areas for art, music and movement, climbing and crawling, building, and playing. Additionally, the Bartlett features the best of what Connecticut's native landscape has to offer including wetlands and boardwalks, woodland walking trails, varied wildlife, and native habitats. February 6-December 31, 2012.

Storytime and Singalong for Kids - Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
Through December 31, 2012 - SoHo

Join Beth and Amy for reading, singing, and dancing! Appropriate for kids 3 and younger and their caretakers. Only $5 per family at the door.

Volunteer Opportunities - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County
Through December 31, 2012 - New City

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland County is seeking mentors, especially men, to volunteer as role model friends for youth in our community. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license and transportation, be covered under automobile insurance, and able to commit to volunteer for a minimum of four hours per month for one year. Call or go online for an application.

The Cultural Sunday Kidschool and Bar and Bat Mitzvah Programs - City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

This class allow youngsters to connect to their Jewish heritage from a secular perspective. Two Sundays a month, children ages five and up have fun exploring Jewish history, traditions, holidays, culture, and ethics. The innovative Bar/Bat Mitzvah program involves classes and an individual mentored journey to discover roots, connections, and beliefs.

Mommy & Me Pilates - Evolution Pilates
Through December 31, 2012 - Port Washington

Here's a perfect way to bond with your little ones, 2-14 months. Sign up for the Mommy and Me Pilates class on Mondays.

Recovery in Action - Barnum Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Bridgeport

The museum is now partially reopened two days a week while reparations are made on the museum which was hit by a tornado in 2010. A unique exhibition, Recovery in Action, will be presented on Thursdays and Fridays in the People's United Bank Gallery. Visitors gain insight into the complexities of a disaster recovery in a museum setting. The museum's collection of unique artifacts, including Tom Thumb's miniature carriages and P.T. Barnum's ornate furniture, will be among the many items on view.

Vital Theatre Company Presents: 'Pinkalicious, The Musical' - 45 Bleecker
Through December 31, 2012 - West Village

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

Masterworks - The Rubin Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection displays some of the museum's most stunning works of art. The stylistic diversity and relationships between various strands of Himalayan and neighboring cultural and artistic traditions are represented by important works of art spanning a period of over one thousand years. In addition to a wide range of Buddhist and Hindu deities rendered in all major media, Masterworks also highlights the museum's most notable recent acquisitions, all of which have rarely or never been exhibited. Life-size facsimiles of an entire sequence of murals from the Lukhang, the Dalai Lamas' Secret Temple near the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, provide an exceptional opportunity for viewing Himalayan art at its most lavish. The original eighteenth-century wall paintings--inaccessible to the public until the late twentieth century--uniquely depict the most esoteric of meditation and yoga practices in vivid color and detail. Created with new photographic methods by Thomas Laird and Clint Clemens, this display of large-format, high resolution pigment prints allows for even better access to the paintings than is possible in the temple itself. Their presentation at the Rubin marks the first showing in the world of prints created using this technology and also provides the first-ever opportunity outside Tibet to view full-size Tibetan murals in their relationship to portable art from the region.

Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

A new exhibition held in conjunction with the 125th anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty. Known for more than a century as the author of the lines "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...," the poet Emma Lazarus gave voice to the Statue of Liberty and generations of newcomers to America. However, few people know her fascinating story, her Sephardic background, her American roots, and her work for Jewish causes and a Jewish homeland. Learn how Emma Lazarus' journey inspired her to craft an enduring message on exile, refuge, and the promise of America.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's 30th Anniversary Exhibits - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

New exhibitions will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. "Thirty Years of Collecting: Treasures from Intrepid's Collections" will showcase objects related to the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid, Growler submarine, Concorde and the space shuttle Enterprise. "Thirty Years of Excellence: An Intrepid Museum Celebration" will trace Intrepid's historic journey of being transformed from an aircraft carrier into one of NYC's most iconic cultural institutions.

Long Island- America's 1950s Frontier - Long Island Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Stony Brook

The exhibit features compelling artifacts, photographs, and video oral histories, as well as a fashion gallery that displays trendy 1950s clothing. Other special artifacts include a working jukebox, a hat worn by famous developer Robert Moses, and popular toys from the era, like a Red Ryder BB gun. The exhibition will transport viewers to a time brimming with optimism, with difficulties just below the surface. It was a moment when Long Island was at the forefront of where the nation was-- and where it was headed. The exhibition runs through December 31, 2012.

Molecules and Health - New York Hall of Science
Through December 31, 2012 - Flushing

Molecules come in different shapes and sizes. Their shapes tell us a lot about what they do and how they interact with each other. You can't see molecules, but they're everywhere. These microscopic building blocks make up everything around you. Discover how molecules shape our bodies, medicines, and world in this hands-on exhibition.

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie - Sprout San Francisco
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper East Side

Playtime with Sammie and Tudie is a 'mommy and me' style class. The interactive class includes themed week such as ducks, butterflies, teddy bears, fish, and dinosaurs. Great for ages 1 to 3 1/2 years. Come by the class once or buy a multiple class package.

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored the full nature or extent of that influence. Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol's paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work. What emerges is a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Staten Island

Each weekend offers a different opportunity for kids to experiment with creating art using a variety of materials and contexts.

Kids' Yoga - Bend and Bloom Yoga
Through December 31, 2012 - Park Slope

Bend and Bloom Yoga offer children's yoga classes. Mondays are for 8-12 year olds. Tuesdays are for 3-5 year olds. Wednesdays are for 6-8 year olds. Kids are allowed to drop in ($18) or register for a series of classes. Family classes for moms and tots are also available.

COUGAR, THE MUSICAL - St. Luke's Theatre
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

Cougar the Musical by Donna Moore, directed by Tony-nominated Lynne Taylor-Corbett, unleashes three divine but disillusioned women who develop a taste for hot, young men. They let their inner cougar roar and purr, finding self-love and empowerment in the process. The sexy, ferocious cast of three fabulous-over-forty women and one multi-talented boy toy sing and dance their way through a satiating range of original songs, from grinding blues, to doo-wop, to pop to "Julio" - a romantic ballad, sung to a vibrator. Starting with tonight's performance, patrons can enjoy a "Cougartini"- made with Pomegranate Juice and Vanilla Vodka.

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in 'Family Matters, the Musical' - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through December 31, 2012 - Upper West Side

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this open-ended Off-Broadway musical features everyone's favorite bear family in a live show, plus a free post-show dance party, face painting, and photos with the Berenstain Bears. For 20% off tickets use the code SAVE20 online, or visit this site directly: ovationtix.com/trs/pr/881485/prm/SAVE20.

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through December 31, 2012 -

For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored the full nature or extent of that influence. Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples of Warhol's paintings, sculpture, and films with those by other artists who in key ways reinterpret, respond, or react to his groundbreaking work. What emerges is a fascinating dialogue between works of art and artists across generations.

Bug Out! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 31, 2012 - Crown Heights

Kids learn about mother nature's little helpers and why bugs are so important.

Namaste Yoga Health and Wellness - Namaste Yoga of Kensington
Through December 31, 2012 - Kensington

Namaste offers a range of yoga classes for all ages, as well as Zumba fitness classes, kickboxing, pilates, belly dancing, and more.

21st Annual Quilt Show: Cool Quilts - Lefferts Historic House
Through December 31, 2012 - Flatbush

This year's exhibition of quilts at the Lefferts House features quilts that draw inspiration from the word "cool" and often depict cold, wintery scenes.

SANDY RELIEF BENEFIT TOURS - Wall Street Walks
Through December 31, 2012 - New York

As the flood waters recede and downtown New York cleans up and gets back to business, we are left with many reminders of the effects of the storm. Wall Street Walks will be adding points of interest to their regular walking tours so that visitors to New York can experience the power of Hurricane Sandy themselves. The height of flood waters, the damage done to local businesses, the flooded infrastructure of downtown and the widespread recovery efforts will be highlighted at various points during each tour. Interestingly, the areas of downtown New York that were once a part of New Amsterdam in the 1600s were largely spared from the flood waters. Wall Street Walks will take visitors along the 400-year-old streets to the edges of the old coastline, far inland from the current edges of Manhattan, to point out the affected areas versus the unaffected areas. In this way, the Dutch history of New York becomes acutely relevant to the effects of Sandy as well as future storms. As a business affected by Hurricane Sandy, Wall Street Walks would like to give back to the neighborhood that supports it and makes these walking tours possible. To that end, proceeds from each Wall Street Walks walking tour through the end of this year will be donated to local relief efforts. Tickets are $25. Wall Street Walks Tour Schedule History of Wall Street + Ground Zero Tour: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 11am; Monday & Wednesday 1pm Exploring Historic Dutch New York: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1pm 9/11 Memorial + Wall Street Tour: Wednesday 11am Tickets available for purchase online at www.wallstreetwalks.com About Wall Street Walks Wall Street Walks provides guided walking tours of downtown Manhattan’s Financial District. With a focus on the rich history of this area, Wall Street Walks tours offer tourists and locals an insight into the financial and geopolitical history of New Amsterdam and New York. Far from a boring history lesson, Wall Street Walks tours reveal the colorful stories behind the world largest financial center, the historical significance of America’s oldest buildings, and the characters that built the city up from a Dutch outpost to the most powerful city in the world.

Africa: From the Desert to the Sea - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 01, 2013 - Norwalk

Learn about the importance of habitat preservation and conservation while observing such exotic African species as the air-breathing lungfish and electric catfish that use bioelectric radar to sense surroundings and zap their food.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 01, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Contact AdeleArkin@strollerstrides.net for more information.

'The Polar Express' - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through January 01, 2013 - Norwalk

See this popular holiday film about a young boy who doubts the existence of Santa Claus and gets taken on a magical Christmas Eve trip to the North Pole. Through January 1, 2013.

Traveling Exhibition: Strange Matter - Connecticut Science Center
Through January 01, 2013 - Hartford

Examine the always amazing and sometimes bizarre world of modern materials, providing a glimpse of where the future of materials research might take us in this 6,000 square-foot interactive exhibit.

Now's the Time: Recent Acquisitions - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 02, 2013 - New York

This presentation surveys some of the most exciting contemporary artworks acquired by the Guggenheim in the past five years. Works by artists such as Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Lyle Ashton Harris, Barbara Kruger, Ryan Trecartin, and Danh Vo are on view in the museum for the first time.

'Flying Monsters' - American Musem of Natural History, LeFrak Theater
Through January 04, 2013 - Upper West Side

"Flying Monsters" is a new giant screen adventure about the awe-inspiring world of a group of reptiles who ruled the skies about 220 million years ago. Produced by award-winning Atlantic Productions and distributed by National Geographic Entertainment, the film follows world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough as he sets out to uncover the truth about the enigmatic pterosaurs, who, after insects, were the first creatures to fly. Attenborough, who wrote and narrates the film, works with scientists and engineers to try and understand how and why pterosaurs flew, traveling to New Mexico's "Ghost Ranch," Big Bend National Park in Texas, Lyme Regis in the United Kingdom, an ancient pterosaur landing site in Southern France, a fossil pit in Germany where near-perfect pterosaur specimens have been found, and China's remote Liaoning Province in search of answers. How did creatures the size of giraffes with a wingspan of 45 feet fly through the air? The audience will be immersed in the world of the pterosaur and experience the enormous challenges these creatures faced to survive, let alone flourish, in prehistoric skies. The film will introduce viewers to Dimorphodon, the earliest known pterosaur with a complete fossil, Darwinopterus, which, with a lighter build than Dimorphodon, had a wingspan of 2.3-3.3 feet, Tapejara, which may have configured its body to sail across the ocean in search of prey, and Quetzalcoatlus, which, with a wingspan of 33-40 feet and an 8-foot-long beak, is the biggest known animal that has ever flown. Flying Monsters 3D won a BAFTA award in 2011 from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in the Specialist Factual category, Best 3D Program at the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, and Best Science Film from the Association of International Broadcasting. The film will screen at the museum through January 4, 2013. Entrance to the museum is included in movie ticket price.

RAMMELLZEE Fine Art Gallery Workshop - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 05, 2013 - SoHo

Experience RAMMELLZEE's unique world of neon color, edgy design, and vast imagination in this series of fine art workshops. To fully explore his vision, CMA Teaching Artists will introduce kids to a variety of mediums and techniques including illustration, painting, sculpture, and music.

'White Christmas' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through January 05, 2013 - Elmsford

Make your days merry and bright by warming to an unforgettable tap-dancing delight! Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including "Blue Skies," "I Love A Piano," "How Deep Is the Ocean," and the perennial favorite, "White Christmas," that will fill you with the joy of the season. Through January 5, 2013.

Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

The perpetually dark deep ocean comprises the vast majority of the planet's habitable environments where approximately 90 percent of the organisms are bioluminescent and provide the only source of light. Many of these environments are threatened habitats where organisms are in danger of disappearing, some before they have been discovered and studied. Creatures of Light introduces visitors to the astonishing variety of bioluminescent creatures; explores the different ways in which organisms glow, as well as explains the physics and chemistry of natural light; reveals how the ability to glow can be advantageous; and considers how scientists study -- and use -- bioluminescence. Visitors enter the exhibition through a forest of bioluminescent mushrooms surrounding a large-scale mushroom at the center. One section evokes a New England meadow on a summer night and highlights how fireflies use patterns of flashing light to communicate and attract mates; another invites visitors to peer into Waitomo Cave of New Zealand and learn how glowworms attract prey. The exhibition includes live flashlight fish that harbor bioluminescent bacteria. Creatures of Light also features an interactive environment that introduces visitors to the brilliant light displays of Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico, where high concentrations of microscopic dinoflagellates, a type of plankton, create a glowing, luminescent halo around anything that moves through the bay; and a large interactive image of the Bloody Bay coral wall in the Cayman Islands. A "deep sea theater" reveals the amazing diversity of living light that marine biologists have captured on camera including anglerfishes waving bioluminescent "lures" to attract prey and jellyfishes that light up like a flashing pinwheel when threatened.

Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

This exhibition features the extraordinary organisms that produce light, from the flickering fireflies found in backyards across the Northeast to the alien deep-sea fishes that illuminate the perpetually dark depths of the oceans. Rare among plants and animals that live on land, the ability to glow--that is, generate light through a chemical reaction--is much more common in the ocean, where up to 90 percent of animals at depths below 700 meters are bioluminescent, including many unknown to science. Like the crystal jelly whose glow led to a revolution in cell biology, these animals may hold important clues to essential questions, but scientists are in a race against time as habitats are increasingly threatened by pollution, overfishing, and global climate change. Visitors will move through a series of re-created environments, from the familiar to the extreme, to explore the diversity of organisms that glow and how they do it; discover the variety of ways in which light is used to attract a mate, lure unsuspecting prey, or defend against a predator; and learn how, where, and why scientists study this amazing natural phenomenon. Throughout the exhibition, iPads featuring videos, infographics, photo albums, and animations will provide opportunities to hear directly from researchers about their work. Starting in a local meadow on "a summer's night," where fireflies use unique patterns of flashing light to communicate with potential mates, visitors will descend into "a mysterious cave" in New Zealand to watch a fantastic spectacle of luminescent "fishing lines" strung by larval gnats (glowworms) to trap prey. A unique interactive environment in "a sparkling sea" will introduce the brilliant light displays of Mosquito Bay on Puerto Rico's Vieques Island, where high concentrations of microscopic dinoflagellates, a type of plankton, create a halo around anything that moves through the water. Visitors will activate the bioluminescent bay as they move through this section. "The night dive" will feature a large-scale, day-and-night interactive image of the Cayman Islands' Bloody Bay Wall, a remarkable coral wall that is home to both bioluminescent and biofluorescent animals, which glow only after exposure to light. In "altered light," visitors will encounter the jellyfish Aequorea victoria, which combines bioluminescence with biofluorescence (in which an organism's molecules absorb blue light, then radiate it at a lower energy, longer wavelength) to emit flashes of green light. The protein found in its light organs, known as the green fluorescent protein (GFP), has become a critical tool in cellular and developmental biology, used for mapping neural circuits, observing cancer cells, and much more. Borrowed Light will feature live flashlight fishes, which harbor bioluminescent bacteria in an organ under their eyes, and highlight symbiotic relationships. "The deep ocean" will take visitors into the perpetually dark deep ocean, which comprises the vast majority of the planet's habitable space. A deep sea theater will reveal the diversity of animals that marine biologists have captured on camera, including female anglerfishes waving bioluminescent "lures" to attract prey and mates, and jellyfishes that light up like a flashing pinwheel when threatened.

Colors of the Universe - Chinese Hardstone Carving - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 -

Stone carving is one of the oldest arts in China, its beginnings dating back to remote antiquity. Although jade, the mineral nephrite, was held in the highest esteem, all stones that could achieve a luster after polishing, be it agate, turquoise, malachite, chalcedony, quartz, jasper, or lapis lazuli, were also appreciated. Stone carving experienced an efflorescence during the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), when an abundant supply of raw materials, exceptionally accomplished craftsmen, and, in particular, keen imperial patronage contributed to the creation of numerous superb works.

Ada Bobonis: Stages, Mountains, Water - Queens Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 - Queens

Ada Bobonis' site-specific installation entitled Stages, Mountains, Water transforms the Museum's second floor gallery space into an invigorating chromatic environment evoking the Caribbean landscape. Geometric compositions in hues of blue and green are either painted on the wall or adhered to the glass railing facade in the form of translucent color film. Alluding to horizons and vistas, expansive bodies of land and water, the work takes its inspiration from the Panama Canal, one of the icons of 19th century aspirations for the New World. The construction of the Panama Canal (1880 - 1914) was a historical triumph of international ambition at the turn of the century. Upon completion, the 51-mile-long ship canal connected the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean by cutting across the Isthmus of Panama, and has since become a key conduit for global maritime trade. The area's topography is characterized by vast mountain vistas, the Gatun Lake, and the presence of the Panama Canal Locks (long vertical barriers of different sizes controlling the passage of over-sized ships), and is a spectacular fusion of the natural world and man's interventions upon it. Stages, Mountains, Water deftly renders the peculiar landscape of the Panama Canal in a minimal composition of color and shapes. While the color-treated glass railing facade creates an evocative aquatic effect, the "cloud of blades" overhead – clustered sculptural cutouts spanning the gallery's ceiling - symbolizes man's forceful intercession in the natural landscape that profoundly altered the location. The installation further brings the view of Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the Unisphere, a 140-foot-high steel representation of Earth built as an emblem for the 1964 World's Fair, into the gallery space itself. Separated by exactly half a century, the Panama Canal and the Unisphere - both products of the state-of-the-art engineering of their time - echo each other with the timeless human aspiration for exploration they embody, whether by taming the power of the oceans or spanning the infinite reaches of outer space.

Native Voices: New England Tribal Families - Stepping Stones Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Norwalk

This exhibit is an introduction to Native Americans living in New England today. By visiting five different communities from northern to southern New England, visitors learn about Native American traditions and how modern families balance contemporary life with preservation of important cultural identities through stories and songs.

Building Boom with KEVA (Knowledge-Exploration-Visual Arts) - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Garden City

Get ready to explore the simple and complex possibilities of construction as you move from the drawing board to the construction crew. Building Boom with KEVA encourages you to conceive, then build, the design project of your dreams -- bridges, skyscrapers, castles, airplanes, trestles, spirals and more. You?ll develop a first-hand understanding of the physical forces at work in the design process as you apply principles of balance, proportion and geometry to your design. Building Boom with KEVA brings out the designer, architect and engineer in each of us as you problem solve and think in three dimension. Uniform in size, KEVA planks use only gravity ? no glue or connectors. You'll dabble with physics to achieve balance, proportion and stability. Stumped for a design project? Draw inspiration from 50 permanent building models on display. This exhibit runs through January 6, 2013.

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World - Queens Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 - Flushing

This exhibit features more than 400 works, including painting, sculpture, prints, books, photography, film, video, and historic artifacts from various Caribbean nations, Europe and the United States. Transcendent in scope, this exhibit examines the exchange of people, goods, ideas and information between the Caribbean basin, Europe, and North America, and it explores the impact of these relationships on the Caribbean and how it is imagined.

Chinese Gardens - Pavilions, Studios, Retreats - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 06, 2013 -

In the densely populated urban centers of China, enclosed gardens have long been an integral part of residential and palace architecture, serving as extensions of living quarters. The preferred site for hosting literary gatherings, theatrical performances, and imaginary outings, gardens were often designed following the same compositional principles used in painting. And as idealized landscapes, gardens often drew inspiration from literary themes first envisioned by painters. Not only were painters often recruited to design gardens, but as gardens came to be identified with the tastes and personalities of their residents, artists were also called upon to create idealized paintings of gardens to serve as symbolic portraits intended to reflect the character of the owner. This exhibition, which encircles the Astor Chinese Garden Court, explores the pictorial imagery of gardens as an abiding source of artistic invention. Featuring more than sixty paintings, as well as ceramics, carved bamboo, lacquerware, metalwork, textiles, and several contemporary photographs from the Museum's collection, the exhibition examines the rich interactions between pictorial and garden arts in China across more than one thousand years.

Tunes with Tina - Bar on Fifth at Setai Fifth Avenue
Through January 06, 2013 - Midtown East

Singer/jazz pianist Tina deVaron will take center stage at this interactive weekend brunch where kids and parents are invited to sing along and request songs while enjoying a prix-fixe menu. September's theme is "Back to Broadway," October's theme is "Let's See Your Costume", November's theme is "Move with the Movies," and December's theme is "Here Come the Holidays."

KaleidoZone - Chaos and Containment - Long Island Children's Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Garden City

Chaos and Containment are two psychological states all human beings experience in varying degrees and intensity. This exhibit intends to inspire and foster conversations pertaining to the differences and parallels between art made by artists and art made by artists with mental disabilities. Visitors will see and appreciate each other�s qualities even if those go hidden behind us being distracted by out-of-the-norm behaviors caused by a disability. This exhibit features a selection of work that was created in an art therapy workshop at Family Residences and Essential Enterprises. The exhibit runs through January 6, 2013.

Holiday Happenings at Stepping Stones - Stepping Stones Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Norwalk

Enjoy sock skating, a life-sized igloo, festive train rides (weather permitting), caroling, decorative snowmen, a Celebrations Maze and visits with Santa, Frosty and other friends from the North Pole.

Durer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 06, 2013 - Midtown

Durer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich showcases the Morgan's significant holdings with exceptional examples by Italian, German, French, and Dutch and Flemish artists of the Renaissance and baroque; German draftsmen of the nineteenth century; and an international contingent of modern and contemporary draftsmen. This exhibition marks the first time works from the renowned graphics collection at Munich have been shown in the United States.

ROLLING STONES: 50 - Paley Center for Media
Through January 06, 2013 -

The Paley Center for Media is thrilled to be part of the fiftieth milestone celebration of The Rolling Stones, who on July 12, 1962, went on stage for the first time at the Marquee Club in London's Oxford Street and changed music history. This gallery exhibit—first seen at Somerset House, London, and never before exhibited in the U.S.—includes seventy rare prints including reportage, live concert and studio sessions, and outtakes, giving us an unmatched, front-row look at every period of the band's history. To complement the photography exhibition, the Paley Center has curated a video compilation from its wide-ranging music collection, highlighting the Stones's most impressive appearances over five decades.

Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 07, 2013 - Midtown

This MoMA gallery exhibition and accompanying film retrospective will be the first presentation of the Quay Brothers' work in all their fields of creative activity. Internationally renowned moving image artists and designers, the Quay Brothers were born outside Philadelphia and have worked from their London studio, Atelier Koninck, since the late 1970s. For over 30 years, they have been in the avant-garde of stop-motion puppet animation and live-action movie-making in the Eastern European tradition of filmmakers like Walerian Borowczyk and Jan Svankmajer and the Russian Yuri Norstein, and have championed a design aesthetic influenced by the graphic surrealism of Polish poster artists of the 1950s and 1960s. Beginning with their student films in 1971, the Quay Brothers have produced over 45 moving image works, including two features, music videos, dance films, documentaries, and signature personal works, including The Street of Crocodiles (1986), the Stille Nacht series (1988-2008), Institute Benjamenta (1995), and In Absentia (2000). They have also designed sets and projections for opera, drama, and concert performances such as Tchaikovsky's Mazeppa (1991), Ionesco's The Chairs (Tony-nominated design, 1997), Richard Ayre's The Cricket Recovers (2005), and recent site-specific pieces based on the work of Bart�k and Kafka. In addition to their better known films, this exhibition will include never-before-seen moving image works and graphic design, drawings, and calligraphy, presenting animated and live-action films alongside installations, objects, and works on paper.

Eyes Closed/Eyes Open: Recent Acquisitions in Drawings - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 07, 2013 - Midtown

This exhibition is culled from the past two years of acquisitions by MoMA's Department of Drawings. Anchored in various explorations of the late 1960s, these works reveal a range of creative, intellectual, and critical impulses -- whether serving as an intimate record of the artist's practice, or purposefully crafted to address an assumed wider audience. German artist Franz Erhard Walther created a suite of "work drawings" to illustrate (both functionally and conceptually) his First Work Series (1963-69), a group of 58 interactive sculptural objects, on display at the Museum for the first time since their original presentation here in 1969. While roughly contemporary, Willem de Kooning's "Eyes-Closed" drawings of 1966, which were sketched blindly by the artist, offer a counterpoint to Walther's project and seem to embrace the traditional role of drawing as a tool of private expression, while Martha Rosler's Bringing the War Home: House Beautiful photomontage series of 1967-72 turns a critical eye to the era's sociopolitical context and expanding media sphere.

Nybelwyck Hall: A Mansion in Miniature - Hudson River Museum - Glenview
Through January 08, 2013 - Yonkers

Nybelwyck Hall, a dollhouse representing Lilliputian life at its most luxurious, makes its appearance in Glenview, the Museum's 1897 river home. The 24-room, granite-and-mortar Glenview, and Nybelwyck, the 24-room dollhouse, share architectural features - a Great Hall and a double staircase that curves from the top floor down to the Hall. Nybelwyck's central facade is loosely based on the Hudson River estate, Staatsburg, the Ogden Mills House. The orange-and-green colors on its Victorian addition are reminiscent of Wilderstein, in Rhinebeck, the family home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's personal secretary. Dollhouse enthusiast Mark O'Banks created Nybelwyck Hall over the course of a decade and looked to the wisdom of a ouija board to name his creation. The house is furnished with found objects in its 24 rooms, as well as rugs O'Banks designed. Among its 900 objects are minute musical instruments that play, doors with intricate locks that work, and a tiny dollhouse within the dollhouse's nursery.

Stroller Strides - The Source Mall
Through January 11, 2013 - Westbury

Fitness for moms, fun for baby. Workout with your little ones in tow, while they are entertained and having fun. Moms meet other moms, make strides in fitness, motherhood, and life. Your first class is FREE. Call to register. Classes run through January 11, 2013

Scandinavian Sing-Along - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through January 12, 2013 - Midtown

Scandinavia holds a treasure-trove of children's songs and games. Danish musician Vibe Normann will introduce children to English versions of these songs, play musical games, and perform a selection of songs in modern, jazzy arrangements. Come prepared to move, dance, imagine, and sing your heart out. Vibe Normann is a Danish musician living in New York with a background in classical and Danish folk music. She has a special love for the Danish children's songs that she grew up with, and has performed all over the eastern United States. Normann will be accompanied by pianist Sean Wayland.

Big Apple Circus Presents LEGENDARIUM - Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park
Through January 13, 2013 -

Welcome to the Big Apple Circus LEGENDARIUM, where you will experience the nostalgic thrills of bygone Big Tops and get a first-hand view of Beauties, Daredevils, and Clowns from another era! At the 35th season production, no seat is more than 50 feet from the Globe's Most Spectacular Circus Performers! Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days! The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze! A captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise! An agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors! A swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability! The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop! The stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks! A jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms! Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts! Majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks! And what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy?! It's all led by an affable Ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear! So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive Big Tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages!

The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things - Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Through January 13, 2013 - Midtown

The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is a Magic Show with a mind of its own. Magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of thin air, as the laws of physics are defied, and miracles are performed inches from spectators' faces. As the props onstage seem intent on surprising even the magician himself, this out of control show bursts with striking visual magic, comedy and juggling, and loads of audience participation. The Amazing Max and The Box of Interesting Things is the wackiest, most interactive, highest energy magic show for families on the market today.

Designing Nature - The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 13, 2013 -

"Rinpa" is a modern term that refers to a distinctive style of Japanese pictorial and applied arts that arose in the early seventeenth century and has continued through modern times. Literally meaning "school of Korin," Rinpa derives its name from Ogata Korin (1658-1716), a celebrated painter from Kyoto. It embraces art marked by a bold, graphic abbreviation of natural motifs, frequent reference to traditional court literature and poetry, the lavish use of expensive mineral and metallic pigments, incorporation of calligraphy into painting compositions, and innovative experimentation with new brush techniques. The exhibition will feature more than one hundred brilliantly executed works of art created in Japan by the Rinpa-school artists. It will be held in two rotations, the first opening on May 26, 2012; the second on September 12, 2012. Highlighting the school's most prominent proponents, this two-part presentation will trace the development of the Rinpa aesthetic and will demonstrate how its style continued to influence artists throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Comprising more than fifty works from the Museum's own holdings supplemented by forty-five loans from public and private collections on the east coast, the exhibition will include many masters' renowned works in a variety of media: painting, textiles, lacquerware, and ceramics.

The Deutsche Bank Series at the Guggenheim: Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 13, 2013 - New York

Gabriel Orozco's Asterisms, the final project in Deutsche Guggenheim's commissioning program, is a two-part sculptural and photographic installation comprising thousands of items of detritus Orozco has gathered at two sites -- a playing field near the artist's home in New York and a protected coastal biosphere in Baja California, Mexico, that is also the repository for flows of industrial and commercial waste from across the Pacific Ocean. The two related bodies of work provocatively oscillate between the macro and the micro and invoke several of the artist's recurring motifs, including the traces of erosion, poetic encounters with mundane materials, and the ever-present tension between nature and culture. The show also underscores and amplifies Orozco's subtle practice of subjecting the world to personal, idiosyncratic systems. The exhibition is organized by Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and Joan Young, Director, Curatorial Affairs, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue. This exhibition is made possible by Deutsche Bank. The Leadership Committee for Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms is gratefully acknowledged for its support.

Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney - Hudson River Museum
Through January 13, 2013 - Yonkers

In 100 books, Jerry Pinkney has turned his artist's eye and hand to the story - a classic, a folktale, a fable - and readers all over the world saw something new, something they wanted to read and to remember. Pinkney is the master of the American picture book. More than 120 watercolor illustrations by the artist, who lives in Westchester, will be on view in the first major overview of his career as a designer and illustrator in "Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney." The exhibition follows his 2010 award of the Randolph Caldecott Medal for "The Lion and the Mouse." The Hudson River Museum is the only New York showing for this exhibition on national tour, organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Pinkney has found it interesting to trace how the chapters of his life have knitted themselves into his art, touching on the cultural themes of the African-American experience. He uncovers, again and again, the energy in a small moment that surprisingly can change a life or turn an event in history. Most recently in his almost wordless adaptation of the Aesop fable, "The Lion and The Mouse," two creatures on a faraway African plain choose not the hard chase and bloody battle but, instead, exchange kindnesses. Fascinated with wildlife, Pinkney, in many books including "The Brer Rabbit" in "The Last Tales of Uncle Remus" shows us the human qualities of an animal as he shows us the animal in its natural setting. Pinkney, Philadelphia born and bred, and now a long-time New Yorker, has illustrated children's books since 1964, but it was not an easy path. Blacks were not expected to be able to forge careers in the art field. Trained as a commercial artist at a vocational school, he persisted and won a scholarship to the Philadelphia College of Art where his work took on the shading and detail for which he is now renowned, and he where he began to use color to convey mood and emotion. He has most often worked on children's books that celebrate multiculturalism and African-American heritage, as he took on the task of reshaping the perceptions of the stereotypes of blacks. He designed the first nine stamps of the US Postal Service's Black Heritage series. Art critics will look at the color of Pinkney's illustrations, the scarlet curve of Little Red Riding Hood's cloak, the golden blade of grass on the Serengeti plane. Sociologists will look at Pinkney the little boy, who without a visit to a museum or an art class, drew at home on the back of wallpaper samples. What the viewer will see though, in "The Art of Jerry Pinkney" is his wish: "It has always been my intent for my work to continue to breathe after publication. My hope is that (museum visitors) will believe that Jerry Pinkney cares deeply for people, making art, and visual storytelling." The exhibition includes a 96-page illustrated catalog that provides new scholarship into Pinkney's work in essays by the exhibition's co-curator Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, Dr. Gerald L. Early, and others. On view through January 13, 2013.

Big Apple Circus - Lincoln Center Damrosch Park
Through January 13, 2013 - Lincoln Center

The Big Apple Circus presents Legendarium, where you will experience the nostalgic thrills of bygone big tops and get a first-hand view of beauties, daredevils, and clowns from another era. Travel back to when circus traditions were born and witness incredible acts that would have had the villagers chattering for days. The courageous mid-air flips and catches of a man on the trapeze, a captivating contortionist whose flexibility is as impressive as her steadfast poise, an agile, adept acrobat and her strapping suitors, a swaying wire act of sure-footed strength and stability! The dizzying delights of a daring inventor in his tumbling, twirling hoop, the stunning, soaring beauty of a pair on aerial straps and a woman held aloft by hanging silks, a jaw-dropping juggling tango team performing to passionate rhythms! Bicyclists whose spinning wheels turn smooth and speedy stunts, majestic horses with graceful gaits and playful pups with teasing tricks, and what circus would be complete without bumbling clowns who bring the spirit of timeless comedy? It's all led by an affable ringmaster and the great Big Apple Circus Band playing the iconic songs of yesteryear. So run away with the Big Apple Circus and relive big tops of old in a memorable one-ring show for the ages!

ReGeneration - New York Hall of Science
Through January 13, 2013 - Flushing

This exhibition explores the connection of cultural vitality to immigration, urbanization, and sustainability through the intersection of art, technology, and science. Fourteen artists/groups will participate to connect audiences through active participation, aesthetic beauty, technology, culturally shared symbols, and vocabulary. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Holiday Train Show - New York Botanical Garden
Through January 13, 2013 - Bronx

Marvel at the charming model trains and New York City landmark replicas, stroll the spectacular grounds, and decorate (and eat!) gingersnaps. Within the enchanting setting of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, model trains zip over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves. Show favorites include the original Yankee Stadium, Statue of Liberty, and Brooklyn Bridge. The Artist's Studio provides an insider's look at how the replicas are constructed as you get up close to G-gauge trains.

'Angelina Ballerina The Very Merry Holiday Musical' - McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through January 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

Based on the characters created by Katharine Holabird and illustrated by Helen Craig, the Angelina Ballerina The Musical creative team returns with book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo, music by Ben Morss, and direction and choreography by Sam Viverito.

Candid - The Rubin Museum
Through January 14, 2013 - New York

Homai Vyarawalla (1913-2012) was India's first female photojournalist. This exhibition, the first on Vyarawalla outside of India, will present her photography from the late 1930s to 1970, and narrate her extraordinary life with a biographical film and ephemera from her career. From early in her career, Homai Vyarawalla documented key events from the generation around Independence, including the historic meeting of Gandhi and the Congress Committee on the 1947 plan for partition, and she recorded the visits to India of world leaders and dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth, Jacqueline Kennedy, Ho Chi Minh, and Zhou Enlai. She was revered in India and her recent death at age 98 generated tributes around the world. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Alkazi Foundation for the Arts in New Delhi.

Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - Norwalk

Explore an underwater universe inhabited by such creatures as Liopleurodon and long-necked Elasmosaurss, enormous animals that were ruling the seas before dinosaurs conquered the earth. Encounter the gigantic Shonisaurus, the T-Rex of the sea. Through January 17, 2013.

To the Arctic - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - Norwalk

The changing climate of the earth has effected people and animals that call the Artic home. See the impact on polar bears, a migrating herd of caribou and walruses. Meryl Streep narrates. Through January 17, 2013.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 17, 2013 - 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 January 17, 2013.

Albert Watson - Hasted Kraeutler
Through January 17, 2013 - New York

The works in this exhibition celebrate the 20th anniversary of Cyclops (Callaway Editions, 1994), which was the first major monograph of the artist's photographs. The title, Cyclops, refers to ALBERT WATSON's single-minded, distinctive style, and a light hearted reference to the fact that he has been blind in one eye since birth. Cyclops will exhibit unique vintage platinum and silver prints by the artist, spanning 40 years of the photographer's career. One of a kind prints from the original selection for the book will be on view, including Road Kill, a series rarely exhibited.

'Ice Age' to the Digital Age: The 3D Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios - Katonah Museum of Art
Through January 20, 2013 - Katonah

This unique interactive exhibition looks at the imaginative work of Greenwich, Connecticut-based Blue Sky Studios, a leader in the animation industry for over 20 years. Creator of such blockbuster films as the "Ice Age" series, "Robots," and "Rio," the studio prides itself on technical innovation, while retaining a strong narrative heart. '"Ice Age" to the Digital Age' will guide visitors through Blue Sky's entire process of creating computer-animated films: from initial concepts, storyboards, character design, background art, and three-dimensional modeling, to the highly technical work of animation, rigging, materials, lighting, special effects, and sound. In addition to final movie clips, the exhibition will feature rarely-seen original concept drawings, sculptural models, props, and digital stills. Interactive stations will allow visitors to sketch a scene or manipulate computer-generated images to better understand the innovative technology that brings the films to life. Katonah resident Chris Wedge, a co-founder of Blue Sky in 1987, believes that the secret to the studio's success is in its inventive process. In his view, the art challenges technology and technology inspires the art. The Museum will be turning all the galleries, including the Learning Center, over to this exhibit. There will be gallery talks with Blue Sky co-founder Chris Wedge and "Ice Age: Continental Drift" directors Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier, as well as a calendar of programming in partnership with the Jacob Burns Film Center. Details about these programs are available at katonahmuseum.org. The exhibition will be on view from Sunday, September 16, 2012 through January 20, 2013.

Mickalene Thomas: Origin of the Universe - Brooklyn Museum
Through January 20, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Brooklyn artist Mickalene Thomas is best known for her elaborate, collage-inspired paintings, embellished with rhinestones, enamel, and colorful acrylics. Her depictions of African American women explore a spectrum of black female beauty and sexual identity while constructing images of femininity and power. Origin of the Universe, Thomas's first solo museum exhibition, highlights recent bodies of work that examine interior and exterior environments in relation to the female figure. Their settings are often inspired by her 1970s childhood.

Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier) - Frick Collection
Through January 20, 2013 - New York

This fall The Frick Collection will present Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier). The painting has not left its home institution, the Norton Simon Museum, in Pasadena, CA, in nearly forty years, making this a particularly rare and exciting viewing opportunity for East Coast audiences. The exhibition aims to shed light on the master's transformative contribution to this art form, incorporating the results of newly performed technical research to answer questions about the dating of Antico's works, his technique, and his development as an innovative artist. Jointly organized by the National Gallery of Art and The Frick Collection, the exhibition opened in the fall of 2011 in Washington, D.C., before traveling to New York City the following spring. The exhibition is curated by Eleonora Luciano, Associate Curator of Sculpture at the National Gallery of Art, in collaboration with Denise Allen, Curator at The Frick Collection. The accompanying catalogue is written by an international team of scholars including Eleonora Luciano, Denise Allen, and Claudia Kryza-Gersch, Curator of Italian Sculpture at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. It will be the first independent monograph in English to focus on the artist and the first comprehensive presentation of his works in color.

2012 Festival of Lighthouses Contest - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 21, 2013 - Norwalk

The Maritime Aquarium is decorated for the holidays with 24 hand-crafted lighthouses. Visitors can follow these homemade beacons through the galleries and cast a vote for their favorite. The builder of the lighthouse with the most votes will receive $1,500 at an awards ceremony on Jan. 25.

Preschool Art Class - Arts in Action Studio
Through January 22, 2013 - Upper West Side

Founded and directed by Angela Tripi-Weiss, who provides a unique, sequentially-structured fine art education. Preschool artists will embark on an exploration of how they feel while creating laughable long lines, silly sassy shapes, fabulous forms, and colossal kaleidoscopes of colors using many of the art materials that artists use to express themselves. These classes are designed to expose your child, ages 3 to 5, to a variety of fun art materials, and the many exciting ideas and concepts that artists employ while creating their own art. They will tell their own visual stories through art based activities that foster fun, and an understanding of concepts of line, shape, form, and colors in a fun filled way.

Picasso Black and White - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through January 23, 2013 - New York

Picasso Black and White marks the first major exhibition to focus on the recurrent motif of black and white throughout Pablo Picasso's career. Surveying his oeuvre from 1904 to 1971, Picasso Black and White examines the artist's lifelong exploration of a black-and-white palette through approximately 115 paintings and a selection of sculptures and works on paper. The exhibition thematically traces the artist's unique vision throughout his work, including early monochromatic blue and rose paintings, gray-toned Cubist canvases, elegant and austere neoclassical portraits and nudes, Surrealist-inspired figures, forceful and somber scenes depicting the atrocities of war, allegorical still lifes, vivid interpretations of art-historical masterpieces, and the electric, highly sexualized canvases of Picasso's last years. The exhibition includes significant loans drawn from private collections, including many from the Picasso family; from museums across Europe and the United States; and from numerous public and private European and American collections, many of which have not been exhibited or published before. The exhibition is organized by Carmen Gimenez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of Twentieth-Century Art, with assistance from Karole Vail, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Picasso Black and White is sponsored by Bank of America. Major support is provided by the Picasso Black and White Leadership Committee, with Christina and Robert C. Baker, Chairs; Acquavella Galleries; J. Ira and Nicki Harris Foundation; The Lauder Foundation-Leonard and Evelyn Lauder Fund; Phyllis and William Mack; Stephen and Nan Swid; and Aaron I. Fleischman and Lin Lougheed. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, and the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Afterschool Art Class - Arts in Action Studio
Through January 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

Founded and directed by Angela Tripi-Weiss, who provides a unique, sequentially-structured fine art education. Arts in Action teaches a visual language as a means of communication that's fun to learn.

Christophe Come: Material Transformation Exhibition Opening - Cristina Grajales Galelry
Through January 25, 2013 - New York

Cristina Grajales Gallery is pleased to announce the second solo exhibition of furniture and lighting designer Christophe Côme, Material Transformations. Based in Paris, Côme creates sculptural furniture and lighting design through his manipulation of industrial materials, resulting in objects that are elegant and timeless. Material Transformations will present a range of new, exquisitely crafted furniture and lighting pieces, including cabinets, screens, and coffee tables. In addition to his signature glass roundels, Côme will incorporate hand-glazed tiles, enameled copper, colored glass and gilded wood into his uniquely handcrafted wrought iron forms. The addition of these vividly colored and richly textured materials continues Côme’s tradition of juxtaposing the raw with the refined, all while maintaining the sophisticated, graceful style for which he is so well known. Born in Normandy, France in 1965, Côme began his artistic career as a sculptor, training under Louis Derbe. Working primarily in cast bronze, Côme’s original creations were sculpture and jewelry until the mid-1990s, when his focus shifted to furniture forms. His work has a distinctive style of pure elegance that is balanced with a contemporary outlook. His sculptural perspective emanates through his furniture and lighting designs, elevating every day objects into works of art. In addition to numerous important private collections, Côme’s work is featured in Chanel boutiques in Paris, Beirut, and Shanghai. Please join us for the opening reception at Cristina Grajales Gallery on Thursday, November 8th from 6PM-8PM. For more information, please contact Lindsay Johnson at lindsay@cristinagrajalesinc.com Cristina Grajales Gallery 10 Greene Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10013 T. 212.219.9941 F. 212.966.2620 www.cristinagrajalesinc.com Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 10AM-6PM

'The Velveteen Rabbit' - DR2 Theatre
Through January 27, 2013 - Union Square

Based on the book by Margery Williams and adapted for the stage by Kevin Del Aguila ("Click Clack Moo," "Altar Boyz"), this wonder-filled production is a testament to the power of a child's imagination. With a little bit of nursery magic, three actors and their simple props transform into a wise old rocking horse, a cavalcade of mechanical playthings, a kind-hearted fairy, and of course, a stuffed rabbit who is transformed by the love of a young boy.

All Aboard with Bill Probert and Friends III - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through January 27, 2013 - Stamford

Bill Probert will be making an encore performance with his All Aboard LEGO train exhibition. He creates visual puns, pastoral scenes with unexpected surprises, and urban scenes where railroad tracks, weeds, carefully-tended gardens, and busy streets blend seamlessly into one another. A special feature in this year's exhibition will be the addition of four creations from winners of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center's All Aboard competition. LEGO enthusiasts in four age categories from five-years-old and up will be submitting entries for inclusion in the exhibition. Through January 27, 2013.

Visions of Gingerbread: The Sweetest Architects IV - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through January 27, 2013 - Stamford

See creative confections, consisting completely of edible materials, from the area?s bakers, chefs and caterers. Returning favorites, along with new competitors, will show off their gingerbread skills. Visitors will be able to vote for their Fan Favorite." Through January 27, 2013.

Faking It - Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through January 27, 2013 -

This international loan exhibition traces the history of manipulated photography from the 1840s through the early 1990s, when the computer replaced manual techniques as the dominant means of doctoring photographs. Most of the two hundred pictures on view were altered after the negative was exposed -- through photomontage, combination printing, overpainting, retouching, or, as is often the case, a blend of several processes. In every instance, the final image differs significantly from what stood before the camera at any given moment.

Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters - Morgan Library & Museum
Through January 27, 2013 - Midtown

Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters brings together for the first time twenty-two letters, including the famous Peter Rabbit letter, from important American private holdings as well as from three major institutional collections: the Morgan, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University. The letters will be supplemented and enhanced with more than eighty related items, including Potter's privately-printed "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and other printed books, original artwork, manuscripts, and early children's toys and games inspired by Potter's stories.

'The Velveteen Rabbit' - DR2 Theatre
Through January 27, 2013 - Union Square

A joyous testament to the eternal power of a child's imagination, this classic tale comes to life for a whole new generation in a wonder-filled, interactive production created by Kevin Del Aguila. With a little bit of nursery magic (and a whole lot of audience participation), three actors and their simple props transform into a wise old rocking horse, a cavalcade of mechanical playthings, a kind-hearted fairy and, of course, a stuffed rabbit who is transformed by the love of a young boy.

Born Out of Necessity - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 28, 2013 - Midtown

Showcasing objects that adhere to the traditional view of design as a tool for problem-solving, Born out of Necessity offers close examination of the problems themselves -- whether urgent, foreseen, or imagined. From objects that respond to pressing needs in developing countries to new solutions that are tailored to the urban environment, the exhibition examines how design intervenes across a range of experiences, including medical emergencies and natural disasters. Other objects demonstrate how products created to address specific challenges for people with disabilities can provide solutions that improve everyone's life. Drawing on the narrative power of design, Born out of Necessity addresses a host of complex cultural developments, such as the need to incorporate environmental responsibility in everyday life, our attempts to marry ancient religious beliefs with contemporary mores, and the desire to anticipate and prevent technological and ecological quagmires.

The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through January 30, 2013 - West Village

The Children's Museum of the Arts presents the most comprehensive collection of works to-date by visionary artist and MC, RAMMELLZEE. Entitled The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum, the exhibition will reveal the inner workings of RAMMELLZEE's artistic vision and trace his career trajectory which began in the 1970s as a pioneering "Wild Style" graffiti writer and hip hop MC and evolved in manifesto and medium to the far reaches of the imagination. RAMMELLZEE's legend grew in a Tribeca loft known as the "Battle Station," where the artist conceived a new vision for the future – a self-made mythology, known as Gothic Futurism, with its own set of heroes and villains, which he called Recyclers and Trashers or more notably, Garbage Gods and Monster Models. For over 30 years, RAMMELLZEE inhabited the universe he created, building layer upon layer of legend and legacy. The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum showcases a visual encyclopedia of RAMMELLZEE's artworks including full-body life-sized costumes, masks, character frescoes, figurines, large scale paintings and video and audio recordings from some of his performances. Suspended from the gallery's ceiling are RAMMELLZEE's legendary letter racers, or car-like vehicles representing letters of the alphabet seeking to "break free." In addition to his visual artwork, RAMMELLZEE is well-known for his contributions to hip-hop lyricism and vocalization, as illustrated in the documentaries Style Wars and Wild Style, as well as the hip-hop single Beat Bop, which was produced by Jean-Michael Basquiat and consists of a 10 minute narrative rap by RAMMELLZEE and K-Rob that is considered to be one of the most essential hip-hop recordings ever made.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic - Tribeca Parenting
Through January 31, 2013 - Park Slope

These clinics are helpful for moms who need a little reassurance or encouragement with breastfeeding. While many simple issues can be resolved in these helpful group sessions, please be aware that certain more complex breastfeeding issues may require more individualized attention which can be provided in a home visit.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through January 31, 2013 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Autism Support Group - Hebrew Educational Society
Through January 31, 2013 - 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.

A PERSISTENT PASSION: The Art of Lora Eberly Ballou, 1870-1976 Places in a One Hundred Six Year Life - Old Town Hall Museum
Through January 31, 2013 - Stamford

A first time solo exhibition introducing the art and celebrating the life of Lora Eberly Ballou featuring a collection of over 30 floral arrangements and landscape oil paintings; an assemblage of personal effects; and a historical timeline documenting her 106 year life. September 27-January 31, 2013.

Alexander Rutsch 2013 Award and Solo Exhibition for Painting - Pelham Art Center
Through February 01, 2013 - Pelham

Solo Exhibition May 3 - June 29, 2013, and $5,000 cash award. U.S. based artists 19 years of age and older. All work submitted must be available for exhibit. Entries must be received by February 1, 2013. Download prospectus and apply online beginning November 1, 2012, at www.pelhamartcenter.org/rutsch.

Materializing 'Six Years': Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art - Brooklyn Museum
Through February 03, 2013 - Prospect Heights

This exhibition is devoted to examining the defining impact Lucy R. Lippard's groundbreaking book Six Years had on the emergent Conceptual art movement. Published in 1973, Six Years simultaneously catalogued and described the development of conceptual art practices in the late sixties and early seventies, and is now widely considered an essential reference work for the period. Using the book's content to structure the exhibition, Materializing "Six Years" showcases the artists brought together and championed by Lippard, and demonstrates how her curatorial projects, critical writing, and political engagement helped to redefine exhibition-making, art criticism, and the viewing experience. The exhibition will feature more than 170 objects by nearly ninety artists who were working internationally across a range of mediums. In addition to presenting important artworks, the exhibition will convey the political foment of an era that saw both the emergence of Conceptual art and the rise of the Women's Rights, Civil Rights, and anti–Vietnam War movements, and will illustrate the period's experimental impulses through catalogues, artist publications, periodicals, photographs, and ephemera from key exhibitions and events.

Vital Signs - New York Hall of Science
Through February 03, 2013 - Flushing

View original art inspired by our biological world with a special interest in what lies beneath its surface. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

SibShops - JCC on the Hudson
Through February 04, 2013 - Tarrytown

SIBSHOPS provides a therapeutic support group for siblings (K-5th grades) who have brothers or sisters with special needs. It gives them the unique opportunity to find peer support in a confidential, activity-based group, and to learn they are not alone. Call 914-366-7898 for group day/time and more information.

New Photography 2012 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 04, 2013 - Midtown

New Photography 2012 presents five artists -- Michele Abeles, Birdhead (Ji Weiyu and Song Tao), Anne Collier, Zoe Crosher, and Shirana Shahbazi -- whose varied techniques and backgrounds represent the diversity and vitality of photography today.

Holiday Train Show - Grand Central Terminal
Through February 10, 2013 - New York

Grand Central Terminal turns 100 in 2013 and we're starting the party early with our eleventh annual Holiday Train Show! In a brand new layout built by Lionel, model Metro-North and New York Central trains depart from a miniature Grand Central on their way North on a 34' long, two-level "O" gauge layout. Vintage model trains from the Museum's collection will also be on display joined by stunning New York Central railroad posters harkening back to Grand Central's heyday as the nexus of long distance and commuter train travel. Salute the Centennial with your very own Lionel Grand Central Express Passenger Set, unveiled and on sale at the Museum Store.

Monday Night Open Mic Joint - One and One/Nexus Lounge
Through February 13, 2013 - New York

Looking for special open mic in downtown Manhattan? This is it. Come to one of the hottest open mics in the country - a stage graced by Grammy nominated singers, HBO Def Poetry stars, American Idol finalists, Golden Globe Award-winning actresses, and poets from The Best American Poetry anthology. The Inspired Word's NYC Open Mic Joint, hosted by the legendary Nathan P., is a weekly series open to all types of artists - comedians, musicians, storytellers, singers, poets, fiction/nonfiction writers, playwrights, spoken word artists, performance artists, dancers, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. And once you experience it for a single night, you’ll see the vibe is totally addictive. 25 slots, 5-minute time limit. ***** When: EVERY Monday! Where: One and One Bar/Restaurant Downstairs Nexus Lounge 76 East 1st Street (corner of 1st Avenue) Manhattan, New York (917) 703-1512 By subway, take the F train to Second Avenue and exit the 1st Avenue side. Doors open for open mic sign-up @ 6:30pm Show starts @ 7:30pm Cover charge: $10 NO AGE LIMIT! ***** For more Inspired Word info, please check out http://inspiredwordnyc.com/.

Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School - New-York Historical Society
Through February 21, 2013 - New York

After a national tour, the forty-five iconic works, including Thomas Cole's five-part series The Course of Empire and other masterworks by Cole, John F. Kensett, Albert Bierstadt, Jasper F. Cropsey, Asher B. Durand and others will once again be on display at the New-York Historical Society.

Promise of Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through February 24, 2013 - Fairfield

Exhibit and programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and its significance over time, featuring Abraham Lincoln's signed copy, rare slavery artifacts, prints, political cartoons and more.

Artists in America - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through February 24, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Artists in America surveys 300 years of great American painting rarely seen on Long Island. Its 79 works dating from the early 1700s to the present include history painting, landscape, portraits, still life, and modernist abstraction with significant examples of photography, collage, and other media. Major artists from every era of American art are on view, including John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale, John Singer Sargent, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, Robert Motherwell and Sol LeWitt. All works in the exhibition are selected from the permanent collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut. The exhibition runs through February 24, 2013.

Discover Tour - Audubon Center at Prospect Park
Through February 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

Learn how to look for birds, discover the source of the Lullwater, and find out what you can do to protect nature on a tour led by expert naturalists. Every Saturday and Sunday.

Indoor Play - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through March 01, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Toddlers and pre-schoolers will enjoy an indoor playground, rockers, blocks, play panel for theater, rock climbing wall, bouncy castle, musical instruments, and easel boards for drawing.

The Art of 'Rise of the Guardians' - Museum of the Moving Image
Through March 03, 2013 - Astoria

"Rise of the Guardians," the new animated feature from DreamWorks Animation, is a visually enthralling film based on William Joyce's "The Guardians of Childhood" book series, with Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and other beloved characters reinterpreted as action heroes in a parable about the ongoing struggle between good and evil. This gallery exhibition takes a look behind the scenes, revealing the innovative collaborative process behind the making of the film. Original artwork, both digital and hand-drawn, an exclusive time-lapse video presentation of in-process footage progressing to the finished film, and a revealing documentary that takes us into the DreamWorks Animation studio, show how the colorful world of the movie and its memorable characters were created. An accompanying film series, with screenings every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and special holiday screenings, offers visitors the opportunity to experience the finest films from DreamWorks Animation, including the Shrek and Madagascar series, "Antz," "How to Train Your Dragon," and much more, in a theatrical setting. Note: The documentary "Creating an Epic" (directed by Patrick Hanenberger; 70 minutes) will screen continuously in the Bartos Screening Room from 2pm-close on weekdays and 12-6pm on weekends. The exhibit is organized by guest curator Jenny He and chief curator David Schwartz, presented with support from DreamWorks Animation.

Global Shoes - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 10, 2013 - Crown Heights

Explore aspects of global cultures through a variety of hands-on, feet-in, multi-media activities within the context of a fantasy shoe store and factory

THE PIETASTERS & BIG D and the KIDS TABLE - Highllne Ballroom
Through March 29, 2013 - New York

Traveling the miles along a star-kissed path, the first break came early for D.C.'s ska darlings, when they landed a 1992 tour opening for ska originals, Bad Manners. In 1997, Rancid's Tim Armstrong signed them to Hellcat/Epitaph where they recorded two albums with producer Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion): the genre-defining Willis (SPIN Magazine called it "An equal opportunity dancehall crasher — part '60s keg rock, part 2Tone and part Motown") and Awesome Mix Tape #6 (CMJ noted it for "lacing a Stax shout-out feel with Caribbean rhythms").

Pajama Program - Office of the Superintendent - Bridgeport Public Schools
Through March 30, 2013 - Bridgeport

Help a child stay warm and cozy by donating new pajamas and/or a book. Pajama Program is a 501(3)c not-for-profit organization providing new pajamas and books to children many of whom are waiting to be adopted.

Space No. 1 - Extreme Kids and Crew
Through March 31, 2013 - Bedford-Stuyvesant

An initiative of Extreme Kids and Crew, Space No. 1 offers a safe, sensory play space where special need children and their parents can play, teach, learn, sing, sprawl, and swing. An array of multi-sensory equipment provides for this.

The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs - Brooklyn Public Library, Sunset Park branch
Through March 31, 2013 - Sunset Park

This program accomodates all kinds of children inclusively for reading, story telling, and various kinds of play sessions. Parent workshops are also available. See Brooklyn Public Library for other locations throughout Brooklyn.

Artist's Studio Space - Greenburgh Public Library
Through March 31, 2013 - Elmsford

An intergenerational program for tweens, teens, and adults. Draw Manga & Fine Art. Call Kate Colquitt at (914) 721-8224 for more information. Saturdays, March 3, 17, and 31.

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage - Discovery Time Square
Through March 31, 2013 - Times Square

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage is a new exhibition launching in May at Discovery Time Square. This interactive exhibition is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step inside the real world of intelligence, showcasing real items from the actual vault of the CIA. Encounter real stories and actual gadgets revealed for the first time ever from the CIA vault. Experience what it's like to be a spy firsthand by creating your own disguises, altering your voice, and navigating laser beams. Plus, gain exciting new insights into how intelligence really works: how science and technology play a major role, and discover how the men and women who do this kind of work shape the course of history every day.

Open Play - The Gym Park
Through March 31, 2013 - Greenpoint

Kids have fun, exercise, and enjoy alot of gymnastic-based sensory input. Use our 2,800-square-foot facility to explore, discover and help increase your child's awareness with positive play habits and a fun social environment. The Gym Park also offers a wide range of other programs including gymnastics and physical education for home-schooled children.

Fantasia's Feeding Frenzy - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through March 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Look for animal curators in the Science Inquiry Center and see what's on the menu for Fantasia, the museum's 21-foot-long albino Burmese python.

Harry Potter - The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

After a widely successful international tour, the iconic exhibition is making its way back to North America this fall with another stop in NYC. This holiday season, experience firsthand the magic of Hogwarts with your loved ones during the most special time of the year. Marvel at over 200 authentic props and costumes from the Harry Potter films, including some newly added never-before-seen artifacts from the epic series finale! Step inside the famous wizard's magical world as you make your way through the dramatic displays inspired by the films' sets - including the Great Hall, Hagrid's hut and the Gryffindor common room. While touring through the exhibition space, discover iconic items such as Harry's original wand and eyeglasses, the Marauder's Map, Gryffindor school uniforms as well as costumes worn at the Yule Ball. Enter the Quidditch area and toss a Quaffle, pull your own Mandrake in the Herbology vignette, encounter Buckbeak the Hippogriff and even a giant Acromantula spider. Showcasing the supreme artistry and amazing craftsmanship that went into the making of the ever popular film series, Harry Potter: The Exhibition is sure to spark curious minds and foster an excitement of discovery among guests of all ages. There's no place like Hogwarts for the holidays.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition - Discovery Times Square
Through April 07, 2013 - Times Square

Back by popular demand, this stop in New York City will serve as the exhibition's return to North America after a yearlong international tour. Since it was last here in 2011, the exhibition has been updated significantly with artifacts from the film series, including the final film. The 14,000-square-foot experiential exhibition includes dramatic displays inspired by the Hogwarts film sets and authentic costumes and props from the films. Fans will have a firsthand view of hundreds of artifacts displayed in settings inspired by the film sets including the Great Hall, Hagrid's hut, the Gryffindor common room, and more. In addition to the hundreds of original props and costumes from the Harry Potter films displayed during the exhibition's first time in New York, original artifacts from the series finale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, will be on display for the first time, including a new vignette dedicated to the epic battle of Hogwarts.

Magnificent Trees of The New York Botanical Garden - New York Botanical Garden
Through April 14, 2013 - Bronx

Larry Lederman, landscape photographer and member of NYBG's Board of Advisors, has spent years walking the garden grounds to observe and photograph trees and vistas in all seasons and at all times of day. Lush images featuring their diversity and visual impact are on view in the gallery space. The New York Botanical Garden is home to more than 30,000 trees, some in woodland, some in groves, and some standing in solitary majesty. Magnificent Trees is lavishly illustrated with photographs by Larry Lederman and accompanied by descriptions by Todd A. Forrest, Arthur Ross vice president for horticulture and living collections at the garden. An authority on the diverse species present across the 250-acre landscape, Forrest details their fascinating histories -- from their vital role in Native American life and culture to their function in neutral territory during the Revolutionary War. Lederman captures their grandeur in hundreds of stunning images and portrays their diversity with photographs that reveal the trees in myriad fascinating perspectives: in landscape views that convey the garden's genius loci; portraits illustrating the architecture and profound visual impact of select trees; remarkable details of flowers, fruit, leaves, and bark; and impressionistic images, abstract in character yet beautiful in composition.

Zumba for Kids - The Personal Training Institute
Through April 16, 2013 - Mineola

Lots of great fun for your kids. Please call to reserve your spot. Two classes: ages 5-9 on Mondays and ages 9-12 on Wednesdays, given by Zumba instructors Beth (an RN) and a certified Special Ed. teacher, Marissa.

Zumbatomic Zumba for Kids - The Dance Treatment
Through April 28, 2013 - Mineola

Get ready for a Zumba fun fitness class for kids ages 5-9 and 9-12. Classes are available for adults, too. The first class is free.

The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 29, 2013 - Midtown

This exhibition, covering the period from 1910 to today, offers a critical reassessment of photography's role in the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde movements -- with a special emphasis on the medium's relation to Dada, Bauhaus, Surrealism, Constructivism, New Objectivity, Conceptual, and Post-Conceptual art -- and in the development of contemporary artistic practices. The shaping of what came to be known as "New Vision" photography bore the obvious influence of "lens-based" and "time-based" works. El Lissitzky best summarized its ethos: "The new world will not need little pictures," he wrote in The Conquest of Art (1922). "If it needs a mirror, it has the photograph and the cinema." Bringing together over 250 works from MoMA's collection, the exhibition features major projects by Man Ray, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Germaine Krull, Gerhard Ruhm, Helen Levitt, Daido Moriyama, Robert Heinecken, Ed Ruscha, Martha Rosler, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, and Walid Raad, among others. Photographic history is presented as a multivalent history of distinct "new visions," rooted in unconventional and innovative exercises that range from photograms and photomontages to experimental films and photobooks.

Edvard Munch: The Scream - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 29, 2013 - New York

Edvard Munch's iconic The Scream (1895), among the most celebrated and recognized images in art history, will be on view at The Museum of Modern Art for a period of six months. Of the four versions of The Scream made by Munch between 1893 and 1910, this pastel-on-board from 1895 is the only one remaining in private hands; the three other versions are in the collections of museums in Norway. The Scream is being lent by a private collector.

Natural History - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Artist Patrick Dougherty and a team of volunteers constructed a monumental woven-wood sculpture in honor of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's centennial. The result, large-scale sculptures made from sticks and saplings, is an organic structure that changes over time as the materials settle and decay.

Introduction to Birdwatching - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through May 01, 2013 - Flatbush

Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds. Take a tour and learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 19, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Children ages four to seven and their adult friends explore the galleries, enjoy a family activity, and make their own art in this ninety-minute class, each one a variation on a monthly theme.

Shababa™ Saturday Mornings with Karina - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Celebrate the joys of Shabbat with the Shababa™ community in this intergenerational family Shabbat experience including singing, art projects, playground visits, holiday themed celebrations, and more. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Shababa™ Saturday Club - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side

Let your child explore and expand their connection to Shabbat, Jewish holidays, and Jewish values in a warm, informal communal setting. The staff will engage them through creative and traditional approaches. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.

Manolo Valdes Monumental Sculptures - The New York Botanical Garden
Through May 26, 2013 - Bronx

Drawing inspiration from the natural landscape of the Botanical Garden, seven towering sculptures by acclaimed Spanish artist Manolo Valdes showcase the relationship between art and nature.

WWII & NYC - New York Historical Society
Through May 27, 2013 - Upper West Side

When World War II broke out, New York was a cosmopolitan, heavily immigrant city, whose people had real stakes in the war and strongly held opinions. WWII & NYC will explore the impact of the war on the metropolis, which played a critical role in the national war effort, and how the city was forever changed.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 28, 2013 - Upper West Side

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.

Adelphi University to Host its Seventh Outdoor Sculpture Biennial - Adelphi University
Through May 31, 2013 - Garden City

The Adelphi University Exhibitions Program is delighted to present its seventh Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, featuring the works of 10 skilled sculptors. Their diverse works are located throughout the scenic 75-acre arboretum on the Garden City campus. The biennial will be on view from September 1, 2012 to May 31, 2014. A free reception will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2012, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., along with a walking tour of the sculptures beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Ruth S. Harley University Center Lobby. 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). Each sculptor presents his or her own artistic language; their own stories and thoughts to the viewer. 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 Outdoor Sculpture Biennial brings forth new faces with the celebrated works of William King and Hans Van de Bovenkamp. Mr. King’s Tennis For Money abstractly illustrates four players at the net poised to begin. Van de Bovenkamp’s steel structure entitled Family Outing, is composed of organic flowing vertical forms evoking a powerful uplifting spirit. The exhibit also breaks new ground with Johnny Poux’s slender, large-scale kinetic aluminum structure, entitled Seed, as the tallest piece to be on display. John Clement’s sculpture Duke is the heaviest work, weighing more than 3,000 pounds. This coiled, dense, steel piece can catch one’s eye from afar as well, because of its striking red color. The combination of unique art and magnificent pathways, allows art enthusiasts and other viewers to enjoy each piece as it interacts with its surroundings on the Adelphi campus. Through the changing seasons, these impressive large outdoor constructions communicate and age with their environment. To learn more about the artists and view glimpses of the exhibition, please visit adelphi.edu/artmuseum/sculpture_biennial/. For additional updates, “Like” us on our “Adelphi University Galleries” Facebook page. 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, Schools of Nursing and 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 41 states and 60 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.

Nature's Helpers - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through June 01, 2013 - Flatbush

Spend some time outside enjoying nature while helping to keep the Park clean. Families are encouraged to come and take a tour of the Park and its waterways and help keep it tidy along the way. Gloves, garbage bags, and trash grabbers will be provided.

Home Ecologists - Tenafly Nature Center
Through June 06, 2013 - Tenafly

Home schooled children ages 5-12 will discover ecological and biological principles and gain an appreciation and understanding of the natural world at this monthly program, held the first Thursday of each month. Each two-hour program will consist of indoor and outdoor hands-on learning and close observations on a 380-acre living museum. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Parents can sign up for the series or just a single session. Through June 6.

Trailblazers at the JCC - Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester
Through June 12, 2013 - Pleasantville

An after-school social skills program for K-5th graders special needs develop friendships and relationships. Children will participate in "organized" free play: small group activities, cooking, music, outdoor play, social skills training, Legos, art, music, and more. Available 3-5 days/week, with a flexible pickup time between 5:30-6:30pm. 1:1 support is available as needed; staffing is provided by a certified special educator and an assistant, supervised by a certified social worker. Wrap-around program includes communication with school systems and service providers to provide comprehensive support. FREE transportation is available from most local schools. Includes snack and homework help.

Junior Congregation - New City Jewish Center
Through June 15, 2013 - New City

Kids review highlights of the synagogue's weekly Shabbat service, discuss the weekly Torah portion, play games, then lead the congregation in prayers. Saturdays through June 15.

Junior Junior Congregation - New City Jewish Center
Through June 15, 2013 - New City

kids pre-school through second grade can sing Shabbat songs, talk about the Torah portion of the week, have a snack, then return to the main sanctuary to lead the congregation in Adon Olam. Saturdays through June 15.

Aesthetic Ambitions: Edward Lycett and Brooklyn's Faience Manufacturing Company - Brooklyn Museum
Through June 16, 2013 -

This exhibition highlights the nearly fifty-year career of ceramicist Edward Lycett (American, 1833-1910), creative director of the Faience Manufacturing Company from 1884 to 1890. The range of works illustrates Lycett's talent and adaptability to stylistic changes in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as his vision for Faience, a company based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that earned acclaim for producing ornamental wares that introduced a new standard of excellence in American ceramics. These bold and eclectic pieces synthesized Japanese, Chinese, and Islamic influences characteristic of the Aesthetic movement and were sold in the United States' foremost art ware emporiums, including Tiffany & Company. Among the ceramics on view are 39 Faience pieces, including a number of large-scale vases. Also on view are Lycett's formula books, family photographs, and other ephemera; rare examples of ceramic works by his three sons; and other Brooklyn-made ceramics from the Museum�s collection.

Peekskill Project V: The New Hudson River School - HVCCA
Through June 28, 2013 - Peekskill

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) is pleased to announce the fifth installment of Peekskill Project, a citywide Festival of Contemporary Art devoted to bringing cutting edge contemporary art out of the museum and into the community. Using the city as a stage, Peekskill Project activates the urban environment and its inhabitants through site-specific art exhibitions, performances, and screenings sited in multiple venues throughout Peekskill.

Food - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 11, 2013 - Upper West Side

Food celebrates cultures and cooking, historic meals and markets, and moments in our lives that we mark with food -- as well as the ingredients that we have discovered and shaped over the course of thousands of years. As this exhibition takes visitors on a journey of growing, transporting, cooking, tasting, and celebrating, it also examines contemporary issues of environmental and human health, food security, feeding the world's growing population, and how we will eat in the future. Gallery 3, third floor

Autism Spectrum Parent Support Group - Family and Children's Association
Through September 01, 2013 - Mineola

Family Center’s Spectrum Support Group offers caregivers mutual support by providing opportunities to meet with others also raising children who are dually diagnosed. To be eligible the child must have a primary Mental Health diagnosis and a secondary Spectrum diagnosis. Groups are facilitated by Parent Advocates, each having their own unique experience raising a child under the Spectrum. While caregivers attend group, respite can be provided to children ages 5-17. To receive respite, an intake is required. This ensures staff is familiar with the child, making caregiver’s participation more relaxing. Meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month, except holidays. RSVP Miriam at 516-485-5914 xtn 2223 no later than seven days prior to the meeting date.

Sensory Bounce - BounceU
Through September 28, 2013 - Stratford

This is a program for children and adults with sensory integration dysfunction, autism, and other disabilities with a sensory component. Teachers work on balance and coordination, auditory and tactile sensitivity, strength building, motor coordination, cooperative play, turn-taking, and social and verbal skills.

WINGED TAPESTRIES: MOTHS AT LARGE - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 29, 2013 -

Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large, an exhibition of 34 striking images featuring dramatic images of moths, opens at AMNH. On view in the IMAX Corridor on the first floor, the exhibition displays the arresting beauty and surprising diversity of moths from Ottawa-based photographer Jim des Rivières. "Moths are beautiful, and in many respects prettier than butterflies," says exhibition curator David Grimaldi, curator, Division of Invertebrate Zoology. "In this show, we have macro or relatively large moths. They're gorgeous." Primitive moths appeared about 195 million years ago, whereas the oldest butterfly fossil is about 55 million years old. And today, moths outnumber butterflies 15 to 1, with approximately 150,000 described species of moths worldwide, compared to 10,000 butterfly species.

Friendship Bracelet and Lanyard Making Class - The Lanyard Ladies
Through October 03, 2013 - East Rockaway

Looking for a fun after-school or weekend activity? Does your child want to learn how to make friendship and lanyard bracelets? Kids can make as many bracelets as they want. Each child will also receive a special gift. 15% sibling discount. Please call to reserve your space. You can also book a private play-date(10 or more children needed). Call for more information.

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

Bachelor Saturday: "Scotch, Sinatra At Cigar Bar + Steakhouse" Tasting The Gentleman's Bachelor Party Saturdays! Set The Tone For The Evening: Pure Class All The Way! The Perfect Fit For An Upscale Evening Learn About Scotch As You Relax & Sip During An Entertaining Presentation In Tribeca. Enjoy an evening rife with flavors and aromas on this fascinating trip through liquid gold! This is pallet tantalizing tasting with delectable foods! This remarkable evening begins with an exclusive Tasting at Brandy Library then off to midtown's City Spire Center Building for Martinis Cigars and an classic "Old New York" Style 12 piece, Frank Sinatra Tribute Band! Itinerary: 4:00PM-7:00PM-Scotch Tasting in Tribeca 7:30PM-8:00PM-Limousine To Next Destination 8:30PM-9:30PM-Martinis, Cigars & Legendary Frank Sinatra Show In Midtown 10:00PM-12:00PM-Dinner At Famous Midtown Steak House Limited Seating Ticket Price: $450.00 Per Person 24 Bachelor Maximum Purchase Tickets Online Now To Save! (Scroll Down For Tickets, Choose Your Date & Click "Add To Cart") Package includes: 3 Hour Scotch Tasting, Transportation To Midtown Cigar Lounge, Admission For Frank Sinatra Tribute Show, 2 Cocktails & Cigar, Dinner And Wine At Famous Midtown Steak House (Scroll Down For Tickets, Choose Your Date & Click "Add To Cart") Portion Of The Ticket Price Goes To The American Cancer Society: http//www.cancer.org/index Questions? Call, Text Or E-mail! Phone: 1-(860)717-0694 Text: 1-(860) 248-0988 Click Here To E-mail: Info@silverplatternyc.com $450.00 http://silverplatternyc.webs.com

Salsa Sundays - Gagliardi Studio & Gallery
Through October 28, 2013 - Nyack

Children and their parents are invited to enjoy Salsa music while dancing with each other. There will be an informal beginners and Afro Cuban style dance lesson. Pre-registration is requested.

The Collage Aesthetic of Louis Armstrong - Flushing Town Hall
Through December 31, 2013 - Flushing

Did you know that jazz great Louis Armstrong was an avid collage artist? Made for an exhibition at Lincoln Center, this exhibition features reproductions of some of the remarkable collages he created for his boxes of his audiotapes, and introduces audiences to this very public man who could turn his irrepressible creativity to arts other than music.

Sculpture Mystery: The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Uncover clues to help solve a mystery in the outdoor sculpture collection. Pick up your caper kit at Emily Lowe Gallery, have fun while discovering more about these works, and at the end of the caper return to Emily Lowe Gallery for a prize. For everyone ages 4-9 and their grown-up companions all year-round. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

Sculpture Exploration Backpack - Hofstra University Museum
Through January 01, 2014 - Hempstead

Kids and their grown up companions can stop in at the Hofstra University Museum's Emily Lowe Gallery, and pick up a backpack. At the end of your tour, return the backpack and each child will receive a small gift from the Museum. The program runs through January 1, 2014.

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

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

Contemporary Art from the Collection - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through February 17, 2014 - Midtown

Reinstalled to continue the historical sequence found on MoMA's fifth (1880-1940) and fourth (1940-1980) floors, the galleries on the second floor will begin with art of the early 1980s and extend to the present moment, interweaving works in all mediums. Individual galleries will focus on particular topics, ranging from specific locales that nourished influential groups of artists to key strategies shared by diverse practitioners of the same generation. Others will display a single significant installation or artist's project. Like the fifth- and fourth-floor galleries, the second-floor galleries will be periodically reinstalled to reflect the depth and richness of the Museum's collection, and to allow for varying approaches to the wide variety of art produced during the last 30 years. Featured artists include Ashley Bickerton, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Keith Haring, Martin Kippenberger, Steve McQueen, Senga Nengudi, Doris Salcedo, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Rosemarie Trockel.

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.

Architecture of New York Walking Tour - 42nd Street
Through January 01, 2015 -

This three-hour walking tour traverses one of the world's greatest thoroughfares, 42nd Street, to discuss architecture in New York City. Stretching from the East River to the Hudson River and cutting through the heart of Manhattan, 42nd Street features major monuments of American 20th-century architecture from the Beaux-Arts Grand Central Station to the Art Deco Chrysler Building to the new skyscrapers that highlight a famous == and transformed -- Times Square. Context is a network of scholars who lead in depth walking tours in the world's cultural capitals.

ElectriCity: Powering New York's Rails - New York Transit Museum
Through December 31, 2016 - Brooklyn Heights

This long-term exhibit engages visitors in a compelling and participatory exploration of electricity's role in powering the metropolitan region's subways and commuter rails.

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.

Little Kids Can Make A Big Difference - Make Meaning
Through November 12, 2021 - New York

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, MAKE MEANING and Baby Buggy are joining forces to help families affected by the storm. Come and create a custom soap for free and drop off a package of diapers for families in need. Soaps, diapers and 50% of proceeds from any yearly memberships purchased will be donated to Baby Buggy's relief efforts.

FREE Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through September 15, 2030 - Scarsdale

A different project every Saturday.

Understanding Memory Loss - Somers Library
Through June 04, 2102 - Somers

This program helps the audience distinguish between Alzheimer's Disease and age-associated memory impairment. Learn what the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease are, along with guidance on how to obtain a diagnosis and what treatments are currently available. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.


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