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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!.

Queens Courier Kids Expo - New York Hall of Science
April 06, 2013 - Flushing

Register Today for Queens Courier Kids Expo! A fun-filled event for moms-to-be, parents and children, the Queens Kids Expo is free with paid admission to the New York Hall of Science, and the first 200 registrants will receive a goodie bag filled with great items for parents and the kids. At the expo, attendees can interact with other Queens parents and experts while learning about the latest information on local classes, camps, schools, financial planning, health and home improvement. But the parents won't be the only ones having fun. The expo will have plenty for the kids, such as face painting, airbrush and glitter tattoos, cotton candy, and kite-making activity. Kids will be able to meet a clown from the Big Apple Circus and a minion from the upcoming movie Despicable Me 2! There will also be free dental screenings, kick-boxing demonstrations, and snacks from Happy Family. Tons of giveaways and raffle prizes, including a Cancun trip raffle, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Life's WORC School of Autism, a stroller from B-O-B, car seat from Britaxl, a two-week stay at Frost Valley YMCA sleepaway camp, Broadway tickets, Big Apple Circus tickets, a gift basket from Americanstylebaby.com, spa gift certificates, free classes, and many more giveaways. Sponsored by The Queens Courier, Emblem Health, North Shore Animal Hospital, Fidelis Care, Rapid Realty NYC, Party City, Frankie's Carnival Time, Big Apple Circus, Frost Valley YMCA, American Style Baby, PM Pediatrics, Caliper Orthodontics and Happy Family. Register today and enter for a chance to win a free ticket at queenscourier.com/kids-expo or call 718-224-5863 x201.

HAPA: The sounds of Maui - Highline Ballroom
April 03, 2013 - Manhattan

Like the Hawaiian Islands themselves, HAPA's pan-Polynesian music is an amalgam of influences ranging from ancient genealogical chants to the strummed ballads of Portuguese fisherman, Spanish cowboys, and the inspired melodies and harmonies of the traditional church choirs of the early missionarie, with a dose of American acoustic folk-rock.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
April 03, 2013 - West Nyack

Meet other parents while your child, 6 months - 2 years, has fun in the JCC's the Kantrowiz Kids Gym or Lewis Family Playground (weather permitting). This weekly playgroup is hosted by Hillary Glass and is held most Wednesdays through May 29.

Family Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 03, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 and their caregivers can come in for stories, songs, fingerplays, and more. Pre-registration is required. Wednesdays through May 15.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
April 03, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids ages 4-12 can play with the library's LEGO's or bring their own. Wednesdays through May 15.

INCOGNITO - BB King Blues Club & Grill
Through April 03, 2013 - New York

Hope Bereavement Support Group - Oceanside Jewish Center
April 03, 2013 - Oceanside

HOPE bereavement support group is open to parents who have suffered the loss of a child. Experience the freedom to express your feelings and the sharing of coping skills under the guidance of a professional facilitator. All are welcome.

La Traviata - Metropolitan Opera
April 03, 2013 -

Soprano Diana Damrau tackles Verdi's eternal heroine for the first time at the Met in Willy Decker's inspiring production. Placido Domingo expands his repertoire to sing the baritone role of Germont, Violetta's tormentor. Tenor Saimir Pirgu sings Alfredo, her naive lover. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts.

MONTHLY JAZZ JAM - Flushing Town Hall
April 03, 2013 - Flushing

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

The FEMCHO Anti-bullying Program - Bet U Can Dance
April 03, 2013 - East Northport

Girls enjoy 40 minutes of dance fitness, 20 minutes of girl-talk and a lifetime of confidence in this program that follows a specific format to allow girls to openly express their feelings in a safe environment while still having fun and bonding together. The program adheres to FEMCHO which is an acronym for friendship, equality, mindfulness, compassion, honor,and open-mindedness.

Standard Time With Michael Feinstein - Carnegie Hall
April 03, 2013 - New York

Ring in the spring with a master of the American Songbook and special guests.

Boston Symphony Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
April 03, 2013 - New York

From its atmospheric opening notes to its propulsive finale, Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra is among the composer's most popular and best-known works, as well as one of the truly great pieces of the past 100 years. Also on this program is Rachmaninoff's virtuosic Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, featuring pianist Garrick Ohlsson.

Mother 2 Mother Breastfeeding Support Group - Rockland County Department of Health WIC Office
April 03, 2013 - Haverstraw

The Rockland County Department of Health invites new mothers and mothers-to-be to attend this monthly support group that offers help and information. The program is led by a certified lactation consultant who can help women with their questions and concerns. Babies and toddlers are welcome. The group is available in Spanish on April 17.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
April 03, 2013 - Wilton

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

Wonderful Ones and Twos with Caregivers - Wilton Library
April 03, 2013 - Wilton

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

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival - Nassau Coliseum
April 03, 2013 - Uniondale

Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more. The irresistible lineup of performers, including Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy; Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula; Jasmine, Aladdin and Genie; and Woody, Buzz and Jessie; are among the more than 25 Disney stars featured in this jam session fit for the entire family. You can't resist dancing, singing, playing your air-guitar and laughing with this band of characters. Come join them at Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival for a lively concert experience guaranteed to deliver enough rockin' memories to last a lifetime.

Baton Twirling Lesson - Willow Grove Elementary School
April 03, 2013 - Thiells

New Horizon's Twirlers invites kids hosts this free workshop. Baton twirling is an athletic sport that promotes self-confidence, teamwork, and eye/hand coordination skills. For more information, contact newhorizonstwirlers@yahoo.com.

Adoption: Everything You Need to Know - Yonkers Riverfront Library
April 03, 2013 - Yonkers

A free event open to anyone interested in or involved with the adoption process, including professionals, community members, expectant parents, adoptive and prospective adoptive parents, and adoptees. Learn about the domestic and international adoption process and meet the staff of Forever Families Through Adoption (FFTA). FFTA is authorized in NY and CT. For more information, contact Anna at 914-939-1180 or email adopt@foreverfamiliesthroughadoption.org. FFTA is authorized in NY and CT. Forever Families Through Adoption welcomes all families regardless of race, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, nationality, or disability.

Infant Nutrition - Nyack Hospital
April 03, 2013 - Nyack

Topics covered in this class include breastfeeding, bottle feeding, formula, introducing solids, and nutrition during the first year of life. Pre-registration is required; contact walkere@nyackhospital.org.

Science and the Citizen - The Cooper Union
April 03, 2013 - New York

The faculty of Cooper Union's Albert Nerken School of Engineering presents a series of free Wednesday evening lectures, an eclectic course of talks covering today's most intriguing and relevant scientific and technical topics. The series opens on February 27 with "Music and Your Brain" presented by Jamshed Bharucha, Ph.D., Neuroscientist, and President of The Cooper Union. February 27: "Music and Your Brain" Jamshed Bharucha, Ph.D., Neuroscientist, President of The Cooper Union March 13: "Why You Should Like Fracking" Benjamin Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering March 20: "Tiny Bits of Salt: Quantum Chemistry and Nanoscience" Robert Topper, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry March 27: "Clean Energy from Tides and Waves" Jameel Ahmad, Ph.D. Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering April 3: "Tissue Engineering" Eric Lima, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering April 17: "Engineering for the Middle of Nowhere" Toby Cumberbatch, Ph.D, Professor of Electrical Engineering April 24: "How Bridges Stand Up" Cosmas Tzavelis, Ph. D., Professor of Civil Engineering Wednesday, February 27 - April 24 (no lectures on March 6 and April 10)

Teen Tech Time - Brooklyn Public Library, DeKalb branch
April 03, 2013 - Bushwick

Teens play computer games, get tech and homework help, and learn about cool websites.

Arts and Crafts - Brooklyn Public Library, Borough Park branch
April 03, 2013 - Borough Park

Kids get artsy and crafts after school.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
April 03, 2013 - Marine Park

Babies enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.

Storytime: Super Ladybug to the Rescue - Barnes & Noble
April 03, 2013 - West Nyack

Children will hear about the incredible rescue operations of a teeny-tiny ladybug with an enormous heart. His larger-than-life efforts help animals get out of trouble. Following the story, children will make their own super ladybug to take home.

Storytime - Barnes & Noble
April 03, 2013 - West Nyack

Children can stop by the store to hear Clifford stories and meet the big red dog himself.

Boppin’ with Bonnie at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
April 03, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Parents with babies and toddlers are invited to join music teacher and ventriloquist Bonnie Halfond for a morning of music, movement, and puppets.

MusicClasses4Kids Trial Class - Germonds Presbyterian Church
April 03, 2013 - New City

MusicClasses4Kids invites parents or caregivers and their newborn through kindergarten-aged children to a trial class of their Spring 2013 “Circus Spectacular” Song Collection. Fee will be credited to your tuition if you join after the class. Pre-registration is requested.

FREE Newborn Breastfeeding Class - Hudson Valley Hudson Hospital Center - Wagner Conference Room
April 03, 2013 - Cortlandt Manor

Mothers from the region meet with Linda LeMon to talk about breastfeeding and parenting issues, and moms can meet others in the area and exchange information and experiences. To register, call or go online at hvhc.org/events.

Toddler Time-Ozone Park - Ozone Park Library
April 03, 2013 - Ozone Park

Enjoy a morning of stories, fingerplays, nursery rhymes, songs, flannelboard stories, circle activities and simple crafts. For ages 2-3. Parent/caregiver stays with child.

Toddler Time-College Point - Poppenhusen Library
April 03, 2013 - College Point

Children ages 2-5 and their adult caregivers can enjoy stories, songs, puppets, fingerplays and circle time. Preregistration is not required.

Eco-Crafts for Preschoolers - Broadway Library
April 03, 2013 - Long Island City

It's never too early for kids to show to be ecology minded. Children ages 2-5 will spend the afternoon creating eco-crafts. A parent or other caregiver must be present.

Bedford Chamber Concerts Ensemble Performs with International Guitarist Alexander Milovanov - St. Matthews Episcopal Church
April 03, 2013 - Bedford

On Wednesday, April 3, at 8pm young international star and guest guitarist, Alexander Milovanov will join renowned musician Anthony Newman and the Bedford Chamber Ensemble in an evening of Vivaldi and Boccherini. Originally from the Republic of Belarus, Mr. Milovanov has been cited as a faithful and expressive interpreter with exceptional musicality that captures the attention of the listener through a powerful insight and strong technical facility. Julian Gray, Guitar Department Chair of Peabody Conservatory says, "He possesses a virtuoso technique that he uses with authority to meet the demands of the most challenging guitar repertoire - indeed at those moments, his playing can seem like a force of nature." Currently, as a full scholarship and fellowship recipient, Mr. Milovanov is the Artist Diploma candidate at the Yale University School of Music under the direction of Benjamin Verdery. The program will include Vivaldi's popular Concerto for guitar and strings in D, Boccherini's "Fandango" Quintet in D for guitar and strings, as well as works for solo guitar. Vivaldi's Concerto, a lively piece most likely originally written for lute or mandolin, is familiar to many music lovers in its present form for guitar. Boccherini arranged many of his own earlier works for guitar and string quartet. His "Fandango" Quintet draws inspiration from the provocative Spanish couples dance he incorporates into the final movement. Number one on the list of Bedford Magazine's Fabulous 50 things to see in Bedford, Bedford Chamber Concerts has played to enthusiastic audiences from throughout the region for over ten years. Past attendees say: "The Bedford Chamber Concerts are sensational. It is chamber music at the highest quality, live, in a wonderful acoustic environment. It really doesn't get better than this." - KB, Bedford Hills. "Amazing, sublime, astonishing, these words don't even come close. It was simply great!" - BBS, Westchester County. BCC concerts take place in the Fellowship Hall of St. Matthew's Church, 382 Cantitoe St., in Bedford. Wine is served during intermission, and is included in the ticket price. Student tickets are available for $10 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information visit bedfordchamberconcerts.org, or call 914-522-5150.

Robert Shaw - The Art Quilt - Katonah Museum of Art
April 03, 2013 - Katonah

As part of the Quilt Lecture series, widely recognized American quilt expert, Robert Shaw, talks about quilts as art, and describes how the art quilt movement and the boundaries of traditional quilt-making have expanded and overlapped in the last decade. Shaw is a former curator at the Shelburne Museum (VT), and has curated exhibitions at major American museums, including the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian Institution. Reception and book signing at 7pm.

Book Babies @ The Field - The Field Library
April 03, 2013 - Peekskill

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

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
April 03, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enjoy wonderful spring 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.

Stroller Tour: Mr. Morgan Collects - Morgan Library & Museum
April 03, 2013 - Upper East Side

On this tour designed for new parents and caregivers, participants will explore Pierpont Morgan's 1906 library and study, and discuss his encyclopedic collecting habits and the institutions that benefited from his restless curiosity. Free with admission; tours are led by museum educators and last approximately one hour. Single strollers, tandem strollers, and front carriers welcome.

A Poem As Big As New York City - Flushing Library
April 03, 2013 - Flushing

Kids and teens can use their imaginations in this poetry writing workshop to create their own poetic tributes to New York City.

Look and See: Out of the Egg - Bruce Museum
April 03, 2013 - Greenwich

A program especially designed for children ages 3-5 years and their adult caregivers, who will explore the Museum's exhibition, Eggs-hibition: Unscrambling Their History, through hands-on experiences, crafts, stories and more. Call the museum for reservations.

CHESS CLUB: Grades K-12 - Westport Library
April 03, 2013 - Westport

All levels are welcome, but you must know the pieces' names, direction in which they move, and how to set up the board.

Game of Thrones Exhibition - Time Warner
Through April 03, 2013 - New York

Prepare for the third season of the HBO series with this traveling exhibition that will send you into the world of Westeros. Featuring costumes, props, armor, and weapons from the show, an interactive experience, a replica Iron Throne that you can have your picture taken with, and more. Exhibit hours, weekdays, 10am-8pm, weekends, 11am-7pm, Easter Sunday, 10am-4pm. ***As of March 18, for more info, visit GOTexhibition.com

Ron Sexsmith - City Winery
April 03, 2013 - New York

In a world of workaday singer-songwriters mired in vacuous self-regard, news of a new Ron Sexsmith record can only gladden the heart of those who care about deftly poetic, gently affecting songs that perfectly distil the pitfalls of being human. Especially when that record pairs him again with the producer who, for two decades, has framed his music in its most sympathetic surroundings.

Foster Care Info & Orientation - Westchester Department of Social Services
April 03, 2013 - White Plains

Westchester County is in need of more than 40 foster homes to provide the county's most vulnerable children with temporary housing in a safe and stable environment. Attend this orientation to learn about what it means to become a foster parent. For more information or to preregister for orientation, call United Way's 2-1-1. RSVP required. uwwp.org.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
April 03, 2013 - Laurelton

Children in grades 3-6 make friends and learn leadership skills.

ASSESSING LANGUAGE COMPREHENSION AND USE IN PRESCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY AGED CHILDREN - Norwalk City Hall - City Hall
April 03, 2013 - Norwalk

Assessing how a toddler, child, or early middle schooler comprehends and uses language is a complex issue. Starting with a comprehensive definition of language, Nancy Schwartz, Ph.D. will explain pragmatics, semantics, syntax and phonology, on both receptive and expressive levels. She will also discuss tools and methods for assessing each of these areas in children from ages 3 through 12. Dr. Schwartz has 30 years of experience working with children with language problems and, in particular, with children who are on the Autistic Spectrum and/or who have Speech Apraxia.

Disco Time with Yoni the Puppet - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
April 03, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Yoni the puppet visits the Windsor Terrace Y from Israel each week for Disco Time.

Pop-In Play - Pump It Up of Great Neck
Through April 03, 2013 - Great Neck

You and your child are invited to come and play on giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables during Pump It Up of Great Neck's Pop-In Play. Promote social development and physical fitness while bouncing, sliding, climbing and jumping. Enjoy meeting other parents and making new friends in a safe, clean, climate controlled environment. Enjoy a Food Option for an additional $3.95 per person which includes a slice of pizza and unlimited drinks. Reservations are required.

Amateur Night - Show off - Apollo Theater
April 03, 2013 - New York

For the first time this season, all the winners of recent Amateur Night shows come together to SHOW OFF their talent and compete for the chance to move on to the Top Dog semi-finals on June 19, and maybe even win the title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000 on November 27!

Read & Play Together: A Special Needs Storytime - Manhasset Public Library
April 03, 2013 - Manhasset

Children with special needs and their caregivers are welcome to come participate in a storytime that will feature sensory activities and time to play in a structured setting. Ages 5-7 or Grades K-2. Registration required.

Tot's Night Out - Manhasset Public Library
April 03, 2013 - Manhasset

Youngsters (with caregiver) will enjoy crafts, movement activities, and songs in this interactive and fun class. Ages 18 months - 5 years.

Manhattan School of Music 30th Anniversary All-Star Jazz Program - New Stars, Emerging Artists Night - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
April 03, 2013 - New York

Featuring The LeBoeuf Brothers: Remy LeBoeuf, alto saxophone; Pascal LeBoeuf, piano; Linda Oh, acoustic bass; Henry Cole, drums. Late Night Session - Yasushi Nakamura Quartet.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - West Islip Community Center,
April 03, 2013 - 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.

Oliver! - CM Performing Arts Center
April 03, 2013 - Oakdale

The musical Oliver! vividly brings to life Dickens’ story of the boy who asked for more. From the orphanage to the mean streets of London, the ever-optimistic Oliver strives to survive while encoutering such memorable characters as Nancy, Fagin, Bill Sikes and the Artful Dodger.

EatSleepPlay™ Tots: I Love My Veggies Collage - Children's Museum of Manhattan
April 03, 2013 - Upper West Side

Kids can glue vegetable cut outs and collage materials onto green paper to make their very own vegetable garden collage. They will learn descriptive vocabulary, develop shape and color recognition, sensory awareness, and creative expression.

Late Night: The Studio - 54 Below
April 03, 2013 - New York

On Wednesdays, Late Night at 54 Below is the place to see up-and-coming New York talent: including comedians, musicians, songwriters and improv groups. No cover charge. $20 food & beverage minimum.

Photographs by Diane Arbus Viewing Exhibition - Christie’s
Through April 03, 2013 - New York

Presented together as a group for the first time, this online auction features 41 posthumous prints of some of Diane Arbus’ most iconic images. Many of these images were included in Arbus’ retrospective REVELATIONS, which was organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and subsequently toured museums around the world including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. In pristine condition, each print is annotated number 12 from an edition of 75. Estimates start at $5,000.

Photographs Auction Viewing Exhibition - Christie’s
Through April 03, 2013 - New York

The October sale of Photographs in New York features over 200 exciting examples of 19th century, modern and contemporary photography by such preeminent artists as Vik Muniz, Irving Penn, Peter Beard and Erwin Blumenfeld. Highlights include rare and stunning examples from some of the medium’s most respected artists, including Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. Among these is an exceptionally rare exhibition print of Trolley – New Orleans by Robert Frank, made by the artist himself for his two-person exhibition with Harry Callahan at the Museum of Modern Art in 1961; as well as a beautifully vibrant print of Greenwood, Mississippi, 1973 by William Eggleston, given as a gift to his close friend and fellow artist, Tom Young. This sale is preceded in the week by the deLIGHTed eye: Modernist Masterworks from a Private Collection.

the deLIGHTed eye: Modernist Masterworks from a Private Collection - Christie’s
Through April 03, 2013 - New York

the deLIGHTed eye: Modernist Masterworks from a Private Collection will feature 71 extraordinary vintage prints, executed mainly between 1900 and 1925, that beautifully illustrate the dawn of modern photography. Assembled by a South American collector who chose to focus on photographers keenly influenced by the artistic revolution in Western Europe at the turn of the century, the deLIGHTed eye is one of the most important collections of Modernist photographs known today. The works have been displayed publically only once, at the International Center of Photography in 1985. Highlights include prints by Edward Weston, Alfred Stieglitz, Constantin Brancusi, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Man Ray, Tina Modotti, Christian Schad, Edward Steichen, and Paul Strand.

Laundry Math, An Inside-Out View of the World With James Tanton - National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
April 03, 2013 - New York

Mathematics exists all around us, but did you know that mathematical principles can even be found in your laundry? Using pants, shirts, and socks, popular British mathematician James Tanton will investigate key elements of topology, the mathematical study of the properties of shapes and surfaces that remain the same even when an object is stretched or bent. Can a t-shirt be turned inside out without altering the overall surface area? Can clothes be turned inside out while still being worn? Can two people holding hands turn their clothes inside out without disconnecting? Stop by to find out.

Laundry Math, An Inside-Out View of the World With James Tanton - National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
April 03, 2013 - New York

Mathematics exists all around us, but did you know that mathematical principles can even be found in your laundry? Using pants, shirts, and socks, popular British mathematician James Tanton will investigate key elements of topology, the mathematical study of the properties of shapes and surfaces that remain the same even when an object is stretched or bent. Can a t-shirt be turned inside out without altering the overall surface area? Can clothes be turned inside out while still being worn? Can two people holding hands turn their clothes inside out without disconnecting? Stop by to find out.

Lee Roy Reams - 54 Below
April 03, 2013 - New York

Carol Channing. Juliet Prowse. Gwen Verdon. Bob Fosse. Jerry Herman. Richard Rodgers. Lauren Bacall. Gower Champion. Those are just a few of the legendary performers about whom you'll hear loving tales when Broadway royalty Lee Roy Reams steps onto 54 Below's stage for one special performance only. Cover charge $30-40. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Alexandra Silber - 54 Below
April 03, 2013 - New York

Broadway newcomer Alexandra Silber makes her 54 Below debut with a musical celebration of all things bookish. In this celebration of the written word, lyrical and otherwise, Alexandra takes her audience on a tour of some of her favorite prose in this self-proclaimed "book-stravaganza." Alexandra recently made her Broadway debut, starring opposite Tyne Daly in Master Class. Cover charge $25-35. $25 food & beverage minimum.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 04, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-5 can come in for stories, songs, puppets, and more. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Bouncing Babies - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 04, 2013 - Garnerville

Non-walkers and their parent, grandparent, or caregiver are invited for rhymes, songs, and fingerplays. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Stories in Spanish & English - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
April 04, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-6 can hear stories in Spanish and English. Pre-registration is required. Thursdays through May 16.

Giulio Cesare - Metropolitan Opera
April 04, 2013 -

The opera that conquered London in Handel's time comes to the Met in David McVicar's inventive production -- which triumphed at its Glyndebourne premiere in 2005. The Guardian praised McVicar's "witty, sexy, and tragic post-colonial framing of Handel's Caesar and Cleopatra tale," which incorporates elements of Baroque theater and 19th-century British imperialism to illuminate the opera's ideas of love, war, and empire building. The world's leading countertenor, David Daniels, sings the title role opposite Natalie Dessay as an irresistibly exotic Cleopatra. Baroque specialist Harry Bicket conducts.

Composer Portraits - Rebecca Saunders - Miller Theatre
April 04, 2013 - New York

A star pupil of Wolfgang Rihm, Rebecca Saunders (b. 1969) favors a delicate, sparse aesthetic. "From this surface of apparent silence," the composer explains, "I try to draw out and mold sound and color." Finding inspiration in the work of Samuel Beckett, the philosophy of Goethe, and Wassiliy Kandinsky's writings on spirituality in art, Saunders' seems to strip away the extraneous and ornamental in order to uncover the essential within. Her works explore the unique timbres of idiosyncratic solo instruments and chamber ensembles, all performed with thoughtfulness by the members of Either/Or. The Guardian calls Saunders "one of the most intriguing British composers of her generation," and for good reason.

Boston Symphony Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
April 04, 2013 - New York

With thunderous power and enchanting tenderness, Mahler's Third Symphony depicts the all-encompassing power of nature. Behold the marvels of the natural world, from the pleasurable to the horrifying, when the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Daniele Gatti perform this expansive work here at Carnegie Hall.

Pagliacci - Dicapo Opera Theater
April 04, 2013 - New York

Dicapo ends their 31st season with a gala opening night performance of a perennial opera favorite -- Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci -- the story of a jealous husband in a commedia dell'arte troupe, whose actions on stage make theatre collapse into tragic reality.

Rob Zander of Cheap Trick - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 04, 2013 - New York

Robin Zander is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the rock band Cheap Trick. Their biggest hits include "Surrender", "I Want You to Want Me", "Dream Police" and "The Flame". They have often been referred to in the Japanese press as the "American Beatles". The band was also ranked No. 25 in VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. He holds the distinction of being perhaps the only singer in rock history whose influence can be detected in such polar opposite musical styles as '80s glam metal (Motley Crue's Vince Neil, Enuff Z'nuff's Donnie Vie), and '90s alternative (Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland, etc.). Opening, Randy Jackson of Zebra

Arts Award Luncheon - Crowne Plaza Hotel
April 04, 2013 - White Plains

ArtsWestchester invites you to their 2013 Arts Award Luncheon. The awards recognize individuals and organizations whose vision, commitment and leadership in the arts enrich Westchester, its communities and its citizens.

Planting Seeds for a Healthy Spring - Rosenthal JCC
April 04, 2013 - Yorktown

Get your picky eaters involved with growing and making their own healthy foods, even vegetables. Food coach, Hillary Marra, will facilitate a workshop on healthy spring eating. You and your child will plant lettuce seeds to start your own garden and taste-test a variety of foods, including a smoothie - who could resist?

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
April 04, 2013 - White Plains

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

Grow More Vegetables Certificate Series - Queens Botanical Garden
April 04, 2013 - Flushing

Queens Botanical Garden announces the opening of registration for the “Grow More Vegetables” program which will be held at the Garden beginning in April. This is a free edible gardening course designed to equip community gardeners, teachers, and city residents with the best organic techniques for growing vegetables safely and effectively, particularly in urban settings. The program, with hands-on gardening instruction, consists of six classes, both in the classroom and in the field. There is an application process and preference will be given to participants who work, live, or garden in Queens. The course runs for six Thursdays, April 4-May 9, 6-8pm. Space is limited.

Invent It! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
April 04, 2013 - Crown Heights

Help us build a giant machine with levers, pulleys, ramps, and wheels inspired by wacky inventor Rube Goldberg. Start a chain reaction that's as wild as your imagination!

Sanda Weigl - Cafe Sabarsky
April 04, 2013 - New York

Sanda Weigl is a performer immersed in the musical tradition of Weimar cabaret. The niece of Bertolt Brecht, she trained as a teenager with Brecht's widow. She returns to Cafe Sabarsky with a program of Weimar-era music ranging from rustic Gypsy tunes to sophisticated and ironic songs from Paris, Vienna, and Berlin.

Grow More Vegetables Certificate Series - Queens Botanical Garden
April 04, 2013 - Flushing

Edible gardening course designed to teach the best organic techniques for growing vegetables safely and effectively, particularly in urban settings. This course, offered to those who will pass on the information to others in their communities, is offered in three locations through a collaboration among Bronx Green-Up of the NYBG, Just Food and QBG. Applications for the Queens program due March 4 and are available on our website www.queensbotanical.org

Nature Strollers - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
April 04, 2013 - Cornwall

This nature center hosts this weekly hiking group for families with babies, toddlers, and young children. The one-hour walk is led by an environmental educator.

Story Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Bedford branch
April 04, 2013 - Crown Heights

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers gather to hear books read aloud and explore books with their caregivers.

Ridge Kids Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
April 04, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Kids meet up at a nurturing and supportive creative writing workshop.

Hive Fashion Teen Time - Brooklyn Public LIbrary, Bushwick branch
April 04, 2013 - Bushwick

Teens interested in fashion learn about photography photography and document new styles.

The Beach Boys! - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
April 04, 2013 - Westbury

Few, if any, acts can match The Beach Boys' concert presence, spirit and performance. One can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they've had and how many millions of albums they've sold. But these conventional measurements fall short when you're assessing the impact of The Beach Boys. To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But its greater significance lies in the fact that it changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in its debt.

Yoga for Children - Congregation Sons of Israel
April 04, 2013 - Upper Nyack

The synagogue invites children ages 2-6 to this playful and integrative approach to yoga.

MusicClasses4Kids Trial Class - Beth Am Temple
April 04, 2013 - Pearl River

MusicClasses4Kids invites parents or caregivers and their newborn through kindergarten-aged children to a trial class of their Spring 2013 “Circus Spectacular” Song Collection. Fee will be credited to your tuition if you join after the class. Pre-registration is requested.

MusicClasses4Kids Trial Class - Tallman Bible Church
April 04, 2013 - Tallman

MusicClasses4Kids invites parents or caregivers and their newborn through kindergarten-aged children to a trial class of their Spring 2013 “Circus Spectacular” Song Collection. Fee will be credited to your tuition if you join after the class. Pre-registration is requested.

Language Immersion at LICM-Spanish - Long Island Children's Museum
April 04, 2013 - Garden City

Children's language skills develop rapidly, absorbing everything they hear. Why not introduce another language to your child while they are young and receptive to new things? Explore basic themes in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Workshops are drop in and do not require advance sign up. The series will explore a different theme each week (numbers, fruits, animals, etc). A class project and song will be used each week to reinforce learning.

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival - Westchester County Center
April 04, 2013 - White Plains

Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Toy Story in their new tour show Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival. Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip-hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, and country tunes. Kids will be delighted with the all-star roster including Mickey and Minnie, Donald and Goofy, Ariel and Sebastian, Jasmine and Aladdin, and Woody and Buzz, just to name a few. There will be 25 characters in total performing in this jam session fit for the entire family, and even grown-ups won't be able to resist dancing, singing, and playing air-guitar with this lively band of characters. Tickets are available at the County Center Box Office, ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Paint Your Self-Portrait - Arverne Library
April 04, 2013 - Arverne

What makes you strong? What makes you happy? What makes you "you"? Kids can paint their self-portrait and afterward, if they would like, their artwork will be displayed for the Arverne community to see! All supplies will be provided.

Terrific Kids Program - Cambria Heights Library
April 04, 2013 - Cambria Heights

Kids aren't just born terrific, even if their parents and proud grandparents think so. They need guidance and support. This program promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance for children in elementary school. Space is limited. Preregister in person at the branch.

J-Baby: Planting Seeds for a Healthy Spring - Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch
April 04, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Get your picky eaters involved with growing and making their own healthy foods, even vegetables. Food coach, Hillary Marra, will facilitate a workshop on healthy spring eating. You and your child will plant lettuce seeds to start your own garden and taste-test a variety of foods, including a smoothie - who could resist?

Tales for Tails - The Field Library
April 04, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Multilingual Mother Goose - Chappaqua Public Library
April 04, 2013 - Chappaqua

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

Afternoon Fun - The Moxie Spot
April 04, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Come eat, drink, clap hands, sing songs, and dance. Baloonasaurus Rex balloon twisting follows.

Physics of Toys - Briarwood Library
April 04, 2013 - Briarwood

Yo-Yo's, balloons, and slinkies may be found in any kid's closet, but they probably don't realize that they can learn science from them. Students will use common toys to explore inertia, kinetic energy, laws of motion, and many more physics principles in this fun hands-on class.

Zumba for Kids - Forest Hils
April 04, 2013 - Forest Hills

Children ages 5 and up can explore dance and movement to the sound of international music with Lauren Singer. Steps will be simplified so that all ages can participate. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a towel and bottle of water. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
April 04, 2013 - Flushing

Children and teens ages 11-14, can try their hand at acting, and perform in a live show especially for kids. Budding actors, musicians, scenery artists, sound effects techs, and stagehands are needed. Weekly meetings and rehearsals are required for all actors and actresses.

Get Into It! FREE - Stepping Stones Museum
April 04, 2013 - Norwalk

Learn CPR with Greenwich EMS as the museum stays open late with free admission and activities. An Open Arms program.

Family Fun Days - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through April 04, 2013 - Fairfield

Stop by the Fairfield Museum on special early dismissal days in Fairfield for a Family Scavenger Hunt in the galleries and art-making inspired by the Connecticut landscape.

Storytelling on the Green: The Art of the Deal - Fairfield Museum and History Center
April 04, 2013 - Fairfield

MouseMuse presents a spellbinding evening featuring true ten-minute tales told by local storytellers. Tickets available at the door, online at mousemuse.com or by calling Mousemuse at 203-247-3346.

Live Music: April in Paris with Sonny & Perlie - Manhasset Public Library
April 04, 2013 - Manhasset

Springtime and romance...Enjoy Great American Songbook standards and French love songs performed with the heartbeat of aesthetic jazz. The music of Cole Porter, Johnny Mandel, Jerome Kern, Edith Piaf and notable others are presented with arrangements as fresh as spring itself. Includes songs, I Love Paris, Night and Day, A Time for Love, All the Things You Are, If I Were a Bell, and a fabulous new arrangement of April in Paris.

New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra - Symphony Space
April 04, 2013 - New York

This season, special guest conductor Matthew Oberstein promises music "from Middle Earth to Outer space and beyond!" Works include: Star Wars Suite (John Williams), Star Trek Through the Years (Jerry Goldsmith), Lord of the Rings Suite (Howard Shore), Apollo 13 selections (James Horner), and much, much more.

Manhattan School of Music 30th Anniversary All-Star Jazz Program - MSM Combo Night - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
April 04, 2013 - New York

Featuring faculty guest artists. Late Night Session - Yasushi Nakamura Quartet.

Somebody Up There Likes Me - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Through April 04, 2013 - Brooklyn

Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman stars in this deadpan comedic fable with touches of the supernatural. In possession of a magical suitcase, Max (Poulson), his best friend Sal (Offerman), and the woman they both adore stumble through 35 years of unfulfilling entanglements. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at last year's Locarno Film Festival, this "highly original and delightfully unorthodox" (The Hollywood Reporter) ensemble piece features an original score by Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio, showcases stunning animated sequences by Bob Sabiston (A Scanner Darkly), stars Will & Grace's Megan Mullaly and character actor Marshall Bell (Total Recall), and boasts cameos by indie stalwarts Andrew Bujalski, Alex Ross Perry, Kate Lyn Sheil, and others.

Excel -- Learning Shortcuts - Baldwin Public Library
April 04, 2013 - Baldwin

Get some great tips on how to use Excel for school or business.

All About Scrabble with Nick DeNezzo - Hillside Public Library
April 04, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Exercise your brain as you explore the world of Scrabble with an expert.

54 Piano Bar - 54 Below
April 04, 2013 - New York

Pick a song and join the house pianist as you take your turn on the stage with pianist and host Brian Nash. See new Broadway talent perform on a whim, and perhaps take part in the ever-popular (and inevitable) audience sing-along. No cover charge. Drink Specials: $5 beer, $8 mixed drinks.

Emmanuel Villaume Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra - Alice Tully Hall
April 04, 2013 - New York

Kevin Quill, trumpet soloist. RAVEL Suite de Ma Mère l'Oye; TOMASI Trumpet Concerto; STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite (1919). Internationally recognized conductor Emmauel Villaume returns to Juilliard to lead the Juilliard Orchestra in a program featuring Ravel's beloved Mother Goose Suite, Tomasi's virtuosic Trumpet Concerto performed by Juilliard trumpeter Kevin Quill, and Stravinsky's celebrated Firebird Suite. FREE tickets available 3/21.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
April 04, 2013 - Upper West Side

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

Audio Portraits - Children's Museum of the Arts
April 04, 2013 - SoHo

Kids can stop by the Sound Booth and create an "Audio Portrait" with teaching artists. Using Garageband software, kids will flex their skills in oral interpretation as they record tracks that include autobiographical information such as descriptions of their home and family, their favorite color, food, animal, or their happiest place. In addition, they'll have the opportunity to add music and sound effects to their unique Audio Portraits. This is a great workshop for the budding podcaster, radio journalist or storyteller.

Silas Fermoy EP Release Show - Pianos
April 04, 2013 - New York

Join Silas Fermoy at Pianos on April 4th to celebrate the release of their new EP Chapters.

DJ ?uestlove Presents Bowl Train - Brooklyn Bowl
April 04, 2013 - Brooklyn

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

Sante D'Orazio / Other Graces Private Selling Exhibition - Christie's Private Sales Gallery
Through April 04, 2013 - New York

Christie’s Private Sales is proud to announce a selling exhibition featuring 45 photographs from photographer Sante D'Orazio. The exhibition taking place in New York, will feature new and well known works from the artist's oeuvre newly printed for the exhibition. D'Orazio is known for his glamorous images of models, celebrities, rock legends and artists. Sante D'Orazio • Other Graces focuses on large scale editions of photographs taken over the artist's twenty year career. The forthcoming exhibition catalogue for Other Graces will feature an essay by acclaimed writer and editor Glenn O'Brien.

Parsons Dance - 2013 Annual Spring Gala - Mandarin Oriental
April 04, 2013 - New York

Parsons Dance and Gala Chair Linda Stocknoff announce the company’s 2013 Annual Spring Gala, Strike up the Band! honoring the Board of Trustees of the Harkness Foundation for Dance: Theodore Bartwink, William Perlmuth, and Etta Brandman, on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7pm at the Mandarin Oriental, 80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street, NYC. The evening, which will be hosted by MC Brett Siddel, will begin with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and silent auction at 7pm, followed by dinner and live auction at 8pm, with a sneak peak of a never-before-seen new piece choreographed by David Parsons. The night will continue with the creation of a brand-new dance created on the spot through improvisation with a ten-piece big band, followed by social dancing with the band. Attire is black tie optional. Tickets begin at $700 and are available by phone at 212-869-9275, or online at www.parsonsdance.org/gala.

Christiane Noll - 54 Below
April 04, 2013 - New York

In celebration of her brand new, recently-released CD, Gifts, Live at 54 Below, Broadway's own Christiane Noll returns for a special one night only engagement. Look for songs spanning from Rodgers & Hammerstein to Gilbert & Sullivan, Kander & Ebb to Flaherty & Ahrens, Cy Coleman to Marvin Hammlisch, Puccini to Sondheim! Cover charge $25-35. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Brian Feinstein & Chris Fenwick - 54 Below
April 04, 2013 - New York

Award-winning composer Brian Feinstein and acclaimed musical director Chris Fenwick celebrate their ten-year collaboration with a special one-night only concert at 54 Below. Joined by a terrific group of Broadway's best performers -- Christiane Noll, Andrew Samonsky, Betsy Morgan, MacKenzie Mauzy and Jonathan Shew -- Chris and Brian reprise songs from their unique and creative musical partnership and premiere a new set of songs they've written together especially for the occasion. Cover charge $20-30. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Strings of Scandinavia - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
April 04, 2013 - New York

Led by Dorrit Matson, Music Director and Conductor, musicians from the New York Scandia Symphony present a spirited performance featuring some of Scandinavia's most beloved music, including works by Rued Langgaard (1893-1952), Poul Ruders (b. 1949), Lars Erik Larsson (1908-1986), and Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758).

The Intergalactic Nemesis, Book One: 'Target Earth' Free Show Preview and Q&A - The Drama Bookshop
April 04, 2013 - Times Square

Catch a free preview performance of THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESISBOOK ONE: "TARGET EARTH," a sci-fi, live-action graphic novel in which three actors, a Foley artist, and musician perform all the voices, sound effects, and music for full color, hand-drawn comic book panels. Meet the artists that bring to life the inquisitive, Pulitzer-winning reporter Molly Sloan, her courageous and comic assistant Timmy Mendez and a librarian named Ben, who team up to travel universe-wide, conquer villains and battle romance all the way to Robot Planet, where they must take on the evil (and sludgy) Zygonians that are threatening the very future of humanity! THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESISBOOK ONE: "TARGET EARTH" will run at The New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St. from April 5 through 13. After an introduction from Jason Neulander, the show's writer, director, and producer, the cast will perform an excerpt from the show. The event will conclude with a Q&A session and autograph signing. This event is free and open to the public. Copies of "The Intergalactic Nemesis Book One: 'Target Earth'" will also be available for purchase.

Holocaust Commemoration - These We Remember - The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
April 05, 2013 - East Village

The City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism Holocaust Commemoration includes memorial candle-lighting, songs of the Holocaust, and a talk about Yiskor (memory) books which record and keep alive the history and life of communities that were lost in the Holocaust.

American Composers Orchestra - Colaboratory: Playing It Unsafe - Carnegie Hall
April 05, 2013 - New York

Playing It Unsafe is ACO's next musical laboratory. Composers pursue no-holds-barred explorations that challenge their creative capacities and stretch the limits of what is possible with an orchestra. New pieces, selected through a nationwide search, are born from a unique incubation process of workshops, public readings, and collaborative feedback.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
April 05, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids are invited to bring their own Legos or use the library's to make something special. For ages 4-12. Fridays through May 17 other than March 29.

Stories & Craft - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 05, 2013 - Garnerville

Children ages 3-7 are invited for stories, crafts, and more. _re-registration is required. Fridays through May 17 other than March 29.

Family Friendly Friday Night Service - Congregation Sons of Israel
April 05, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to this special service featuring singing, dancing, a puppet show, challah, and grape juice.

Alicia Keys - Barclays Center
April 05, 2013 - Brooklyn

Alicia Keys, a fourteen-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer, will perform at Barclays Center as part of her upcoming 24-city North American tour in support of her new album GIRL ON FIRE.

Faust - Metropolitan Opera
April 05, 2013 -

The gifted tenor Piotr Beczala sings his first Met Faust in Des McAnuff's inventive production, updated to the birth of the atomic age. Marina Poplavskaya is the captivating Marguerite, and John Relyea is the dashing devil. Alain Altinoglu conducts.

Topsy-Turvy : A Camera Obscura by Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder - Madison Square Park
Through April 05, 2013 - New York

Topsy-Turvy: A Camera Obscura Installation (2013) by New York-based artists Sandra Gibson and Luis Recoder will inaugurate Madison Square Park Conservancy's Mad. Sq. Art's spring 2013 season. will reimagine one of the world's oldest moving image devices into a life-sized 10-foot by 10-foot structure. Park visitors will be able to enter the interactive, large-scale installation, which will utilize the physical properties of light to capture images of the surrounding Flatiron District in real time. This centuries-old artistic medium will alter how visitors experience the park and engage with the various elements of New York City's urban landscape through a new and exciting lens.

Gabriel Iglesias - Radio City Music Hall
April 05, 2013 - New York

Known as the "fluffy" comic in a Hawaiian shirt, comedian Gabriel Iglesias' animated comedy style combines storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects.

Artboom! - Museum of Arts & Design
April 05, 2013 - New York

Downtown Art Star, Uptown Fashion Maven, On-trend and On Time, Mary Boom!'s new talk show, ArtBoom! probes art world personalities and Avant-Gartist(e)s, daring to question market marvels, proposing new theoretical stratagems, and teasing only the most honest responses from her illustrious coterie of guests. May the holds be unbarred!

Surrounding: New Paintings by Alex Schuchard - 511 Gallery
Through April 05, 2013 - New York

Thirteen new paintings by Alex Schuchard that explore the duality of abstraction and abstract art.

The Other: Photographs by Tria Giovan, Cig Harvey, Mariette Pathy Allen, and Rebecca Soderholm - 511 Gallery
Through April 05, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of color photographs by four contemporary artists who examine the human subject -- sometimes in portraiture genre; sometimes figure in a landscape -- as the other.

Boston Symphony Orchestra - Carnegie Hall
April 05, 2013 - New York

Daniele Gatti drew praise from audience members and critics alike when he led the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala in 2009. They return to the Carnegie Hall stage, performing Wagner with luminous mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung -- the start of a three-night stay.

Amphibian Night Hike - Westmoreland Sanctuary
April 05, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Hike to Bechtel Lake in search of amphibians. Interested participants will have the option of continuing further up the trail on an additional 1/4-mile uphill hike to a vernal pool which comes alive this time of year as frogs and salamanders come out of hibernation and begin to breed. The vernal pool hike is recommended for ages 9 and older. Wear boots and bring a flashlight. Register by April 4th.

Lydia, From Indian Lakes, Sweet Talkers - Highline Ballroom
April 05, 2013 - New York

Leighton Antelman and Steve McGraw started writing music and booking shows when they were both in 7th grade. The band really got their start as Rolo 15 while attending Greenfield Jr. High. They then went on to change the name to Nextabest. At that time, the band consisted of Leighton Antleman, Tim Whitlock, William Bradford and Steve Mcgraw. After that band broke up, Antelman and McGraw continued to write and play music. They then soon added drummer Loren Briton and bassist Dustin Forsgren. Lydia was signed to the Arizona based record label HourZero, through which they released their debut album This December; It's One More and I'm Free. Since then, they have toured extensively throughout the country and participated in the Zumiez Couch Tour, Vans Warped Tour, and The Bamboozle festival. They also played on the first annual Bamboozle Roadshow with Saves The Day, Armor For Sleep, Set Your Goals and Metro Station in 2008. The band returned in September 2011 with a new song, "Dragging Your Feet in the Mud". An album, Paint it Golden, was released in October, 2011. The band released a cover of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" on December 20, 2011. The band supported The Maine on their 2012 Spring/Summer tour. They were featured with Arkells and The Maine on a cover of The Beatles "With A Little Help From My Friends" that was released on May 1, 2012 on Spotify and featured two live tracks on The Maine's The Pioneer North American Tour Live EP.

French & Karaoke Night / Sandy Hook Fundraiser - Le Midi Bistro
April 05, 2013 - New York

This event is open to all 21+. Join us at Le Midi Bistro on Friday April 5th from 6:30PM - 10:30PM for a fun night experiencing French culinary delights and exquisite drinks. Located in the heart of Union Square on E13th Street Between 5th Avenue and University Place, Le Midi Bistro serves a modern take on hearty French country cuisine in a warm, welcoming and sophisticated setting. The vibrant bar has an extensive wine, beer, liquor and cocktail list with vintage French films being projected above. The Karaoke Cave is located in the lower level of Le Midi Bistro. With a fun and friendly vibe, you can belt out anything from Bob Dylan to the Spice Girls. The Cave has a full service bar, and Karaoke is available in the open area around the bar as well as private rooms. Chef David C. Ferraro of Le Midi Bistro has worked at the UN Plaza Hotel (now Hyatt International); the prestigious BR Guest Restaurant Group; Il Porto Bice Group; and Midtown's upscale French bistro, Montparnasse. Chef Ferraro also exhibited his culinary talents in the slopes and Bayside restaurants of Vail and San Francisco as well as the chic tastes of Westport, Connecticut and The Hamptons. "Rustic Italian and the bold flavors of the French bistro," is how Chef Ferraro describes his culinary style. ***$10 cash minimum suggested donation at the door to benefit the victims' family of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tradegy. All funds will be donated to Catholic Charities of Fairfield County, which has set up a Sandy Hook fund.*** We have a great deal for our party: - Entire venue, which includes the upstairs French lounge and downstairs Karaoke Cave for a party of 200+ people - Free passed appetizers (Carrot Fritter with Yogurt Dip, Battered Shrimp with Ponzu, Mini Lobster Sliders, Mini Kobe Beef Sliders, Mini Crab Cakes with Smokey Paprika Dip, Spicy Chicken Wings) - Free Karaoke in the open area as well as private rooms in the Karaoke Cave - $5 craft beers - $7 cocktails (French Martini, Cosmopolitan, Mojito, French Gimlet) - $7 House Red or White Wine (Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec, Grenache) - $5 French dishes to try (Shrimp Beignet with Siracha Chili Sauce, Goat Cheese Fritters with Spicy Tomato Sauce, Gaufrette Potato Crisps with Saffron Garlic Aioli, Pomme Frites, Crisp Chicken Tenders with Lemon Jam & Smoke Paprika Aioli, Filo Stuffed with Duck Confit and Goat Cheese & Vegetables, Chicken Wings with Garlic & Soy Sauce) Directions: Take the L,N,Q,R,4,5,6 to Union Square. Your Hosts: Ask for Joe, Toan or Tony from The Catholic Fellowship. All guests will be given a name tag. Feel free to invite your friends. Questions: catholicfellowship@ymail.com

Stories from Southeast Asia - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 05, 2013 - New York

Three short films from Myanmar, Thailand, and Indonesia explore how everyday minutiae are weighted with historical implication, the lasting trauma of ethnic massacre, and the struggle to coexist in an unfamiliar environment.

Conservator's Eye with Joanna Phillips - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 05, 2013 - New York

Joanna Phillips, Associate Conservator of Contemporary Art, on a tour of No Country, discusses the challenges of preserving video and other types of media art.

6th Annual Youth for Hospice Dance-a-Thon - Albertus Magnus High School
April 05, 2013 - Bardonia

United Hospice of Rockland's teen group, Youth for Hospice, hosts its sixth annual Dance-A-Thon. The event is open to all high school students. Last year's event drew close to 400 students from 16 area high schools and raised a record $18,000. The event will feature a DJ, raffle, complimentary food and beverages, and prizes for the highest fundraisers. In addition all participants earn community service hours. Students are encouraged to pre-register by mailing their forms to United Hospice of Rockland, 11 Stokum Lane, New City, NY 10956. Registration forms are available online or by contacting Lisa Denburg at 845 634-4974 or ldenburg@hospiceofrockland.org.

Erev Shabbat Family Service - Temple Beth Torah
April 05, 2013 - Upper Nyack

The synagogue hosts this monthly family service filled with music, prayer, and meditation.

Adirondack Shakespeare Co. Presents 3 Henry VI - St. John's University (Manhattan Campus)
April 05, 2013 - New York

It’s all out war between Lancaster and York, the Red Rose and the White, both vying for the English Crown. As England suffers through civil war, the youngest surviving son of the House of York, Richard Duke of Gloster, begins to plot his own rise to power. For more information (or to purchase tickets), please visit www.adkshakes.org A Crown, or else a glorious Tomb (3H6, Act 1, scene 4)

Storyplay - Brooklyn Public Library, Rugby branch
April 05, 2013 - East Flatbush

Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers hear stories, music, and play.

Arts and Crafts with Bobbi - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
April 05, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

Kids, birth to age 5, enjoy an arts and crafts session led by an art teacher.

Storytime: Super Ladybug to the Rescue - Barnes & Noble
April 05, 2013 - West Nyack

Children will hear about the incredible rescue operations of a teeny-tiny ladybug with an enormous heart. His larger-than-life efforts help animals get out of trouble. Following the story, children will make their own super ladybug to take home.

MusicClasses4Kids Trial Class - Beth Am Temple
April 05, 2013 - Pearl River

MusicClasses4Kids invites parents or caregivers and their newborn through kindergarten-aged children to a trial class of their Spring 2013 “Circus Spectacular” Song Collection. Fee will be credited to your tuition if you join after the class. Pre-registration is requested.

John Pizzarelli -Guitarist - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
April 05, 2013 - Greenvale

A Tilles Center favorite, the world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer brings a cool jazz flavor to classic standards and late-night ballads.

How Does It Fly? - Floral Park Public Library
April 05, 2013 - Floral Park

Cradle of Aviation Museum visits the library for an interactive hands-on program about different types of flight through the history of aviation. Grades K-6.

First Friday - The Noguchi Museum
April 05, 2013 - Long Island City

Art lovers can enjoy this program which includes "Center of Attention," an extended conversation around a single work of art, at 6pm, followed by Art21 episodes featuring contemporary artists. Art 21: Place, considers the influence of architectural, local, historical, and psychological place in the work of Sally Mann, Barry McGee and Margarey Kilgallen, Pepon Osorio, and Richard Serra. First Fridays also feature pay-what-you-wish admission and a cash bar.

Cultural Crossroads: Brazil Meets India - Flushing Town Hall
April 05, 2013 - Flushing

A little mixing up can be fun! 2 cultures come together on 1 stage in this new series with an open dance floor. Dance lessons at 7pm, followed by 2 bands & a musical jam. Velly Bahia features Axe music from Bahia, linking Brazil's African roots with energetic drumming, dancing and homage to the deities - The Orishas. Veena player, Nivedita Shivraj, (former FCCA Composer-in- Residence; Winner Queens Battle of the Boroughs) performs music from India with lush melodies & a strong spiritual connection.

Free Fridays Parent-Child Play Date - Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch
April 05, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Meet other families with children 18-36 months. Adults can engage with their children and each other in various enriching activities.

First Friday at Chabad of the Rivertowns - Chabad of the Rivertowns
April 05, 2013 - Dobbs Ferry

The community is invited to join in spiritual and uplifting services followed by a gourmet kosher Kiddush. Socialize with old friends and meet new ones.

Astronomy Nights: NIGHTWATCH--Celestial Inspirations in Art with Greg Mort - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
April 05, 2013 - Stamford

Start by enjoying a presentation by artist and astronomer Greg Mort in the Museum's galleries. Then, weather permitting, head to the Observatory to explore the night sky, planets, stars, and more and view the night sky through the Observatory's 22-inch research telescope. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and older.

Outdoor Adventures: Amphibian Amble Session II - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
April 05, 2013 - Stamford

Grab your flashlights, hiking boots, and discover some of the unique creatures that visit these vernal pools once a year to lay their eggs like wood frogs, American toads, and spotted salamanders. Recommended for ages 5 and older. Space is limited. Register by calling 203-977-6521.

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival - Westchester County Center
April 05, 2013 - White Plains

Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Toy Story in their new tour show Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival. Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip-hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, and country tunes. Kids will be delighted with the all-star roster including Mickey and Minnie, Donald and Goofy, Ariel and Sebastian, Jasmine and Aladdin, and Woody and Buzz, just to name a few. There will be 25 characters in total performing in this jam session fit for the entire family, and even grown-ups won't be able to resist dancing, singing, and playing air-guitar with this lively band of characters. Tickets are available at the County Center Box Office, ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

AUDUBON'S SPRINGTIME FILM FEST– Part 2 - Audubon Greenwich
April 05, 2013 - Greenwich

Birders: The Central Park Effect reveals the wide array of wild birds and the equally colorful New Yorkers who schedule their lives around the rhythms of migration. The spectacular wildlife footage captures the Park's bird life which goes largely by unnoticed by the 38 million people who visit America's most famous park each year. RSVP required to greenwichcenter@audubon.org or via voicemail to Jeff at x239.

Tales for Tots - The Field Library
April 05, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Teen Service - Temple B'nai Torah
April 05, 2013 - Wantagh

Celebrate a community Shabbat. Members of the temple's youth group will lead the service with creative writings, prayer, and song.

Parent Survival Night - The Little Gym of Westport
April 05, 2013 - Westport

Children aged 3-12 experience gym activities with well trained staff, while parents get a night out on the town.

The Guitar Guy - Wilton Library
April 05, 2013 - Wilton

Children ages 2-6 are invited to a performance by Robert the Guitar Guy. Robert uses music, props, movement, and dance to entertain children and their grown-ups. Registration recommended.

A Night with Spirit - Psychic Medium Thomas John - Meta Center NY
April 05, 2013 - New York

Psychic Medium Thomas John is an internationally regarded psychic sensation who has conducted hundreds of readings across the country and beyond. His clients have included Wall Street moguls, doctors, and lawyers, as well as several high profile celebrities. His readings are known for their incredible accuracy with specific details and provide unequivocal evidence of the survival of consciousness. After a brief introduction, A Night with Spirit will begin and Thomas John will deliver messages from the other side to members of the audience. Seating is limited - book now, this event will sell out quickly. No refunds after time of purchase. Purchase tickets: http://www.mediumthomas.com/ https://twitter.com/MediumThomas https://www.facebook.com/MediumThomasfans?ref=ts

Blooming Babies: Adventures in the Jungle - Brooklyn Children's Museum
April 05, 2013 - Crown Heights

Discover animals that live in the world's jungles. Imagine being one of those animals and crawl, jump, flap, or hop from place to place while letting out your loudest roar! Meet an animal from the Museum's live collection and create a jungle-themed craft to take home.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
April 05, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Kidz Cook - Staten Island Children's Museum
April 05, 2013 - Staten Island

Kids make yummy Beignets from New Orleans.

Rainforest Butterfiles - Corona Library
April 05, 2013 - Corona

Join Steve Fratello on a tropical adventure when as he describes this display of various tropical moths and butterfiles from Central and South America.

Game Day - Sunnyside Library
April 05, 2013 - Sunnyside

Enjoy some friendly competition at this weekly game program for tweens and teens. Play Monopoly, checkers, chess, Connect 4, Uno, and more.

Fun Wii Fridays - Hollis Library
April 05, 2013 - Hollis

Calling all teens! Enjoy an afternoon for lots of socializing and Wii games.

Teen Happy Hour - Flushing Library
April 05, 2013 - Flushing

Teens can end their week playing video games, board games, listening to music, and just hanging out with their friends.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
April 05, 2013 - Laurelton

Children in grades 3-6 make friends and learn leadership skills.

Toddler Learning Center - Bellerose Library
April 05, 2013 - Bellerose

Children ages 18-36 months, with parent or caregiver, play with educational toys and games, do simple craft projects, learn songs and rhymes. Preregistration required.

Legos in the Library - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
April 05, 2013 - Fairfield

Drop in and create with the library's mega selection of Legos. Grades K-5.

Friday Family Campfire - Earthplace
April 05, 2013 - Westport

Enjoy sitting by the fire and exploring the night. Everyone will enjoy toasting marshmallows for smore's. Bring a blanket or folding chair to sit on. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Glow Bounce - Pump It Up of Great Neck
April 05, 2013 - Great Neck

Come join in on an open bounce with a twist. After you get your GLOW necklace and once we start your ultimate jump experience we turn up the fun, make the arenas glow in the dark and display special effects lighting throughout. This is fun for the entire family. Please don't forget socks and a signed waiver are always required to play at Pump It Up. Suggested GLOW party dress attire include white, neon, sport stripes, tie dye or glow in the dark clothing for the best GLOW experience. Be creative. Use your imagination.

Merce Cunningham: New Perspectives & a Living Legacy - 92nd Street Y
April 05, 2013 - New York

Fridays at Noon continues its tradition of presenting work by Cunningham. Jean Freebury reconstructs and presents duets from his 1990 dance August Pace, performed by students from Purchase College. Patricia Lent, a former Cunningham dancer and member of the Cunningham Trust, stages a MinEvent with dancers from the New World School of the Arts. Nancy Dalva, the producer of Mondays with Merce, screens an episode from the series. And a panel of former Cunningham dancers -- Douglas Dunn, Neil Greenberg, Jennifer Goggans, Banu Ogan and Krista Nelson -- talk about the experience of dancing with and for Merce. Please note: Tickets are now required for all Fridays at Noon performances. You can pick up a ticket at the box office downstairs. Pay what you can or come for free -- but you do need a ticket either way.

Music Cafe: Toni Blackman - Apollo Theater
April 05, 2013 - New York

Toni Blackman, a poet, MC, oral historian, truth-teller and the first Hip Hop Cultural Envoy to travel with the State Department to Senegal, Ivory Coast, Congo, Ghana, Botswana and Swaziland has performed alongside Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Guru, and The Roots.

Yoga for Special Needs Children - Manhasset Public Library
April 05, 2013 - Manhasset

Manhasset SEPTA will offer a series of 30-minute yoga classes for children ages 4 to 9 years. The classes are taught by Maria Perez from Kids Yoga with Maria. Children will learn breathing and relaxation techniques. There are two sessions being offered. Please indicate a preference for a session when registering.

Babysitting Workshop - Manhasset Public Library
April 05, 2013 - Manhasset

Tweens and teens learn the ins and outs of providing babysitting service at this informative workshop.

Manhattan School of Music 30th Anniversary All-Star Jazz Program - Blues and the Abstract Truth - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
April 05, 2013 - New York

Featuring MSM Chamber Jazz Ensemble. Late Night Session - Yasushi Nakamura Quartet.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - First United Methodist Church
April 05, 2013 - Amityville

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

MCNY 4th Annual Short Film Festival - Metropolitan College of New York
Through April 05, 2013 - New York

Metropolitan College of New York School for Business Media Management MBA Program will be presenting the MCNY 4th Annual Short Film Festival April 4 – 5, 2013, organized, developed and produced by its Media Management MBA students to celebrate short films, filmmakers and the business of film. This year’s theme is “Reflections of a Dream.”

Oliver! - CM Performing Arts Center
April 05, 2013 - Oakdale

The musical Oliver! vividly brings to life Dickens? story of the boy who asked for more. From the orphanage to the mean streets of London, the ever-optimistic Oliver strives to survive while encoutering such memorable characters as Nancy, Fagin, Bill Sikes and the Artful Dodger.

Cross-Cultural Arts Festival: Sounds of Korea - Shea Center for Performing Arts at William Paterson University
April 05, 2013 - New Jersey

The fourth annual William Paterson University Cross-Cultural Art Festival will celebrate the Asian cultures of Korea, Japan and China on campus in Wayne from March 1 to April 13. Korea week begins on April 1 with a Korean Film Festival and a music performance. Other highlights include a panel discussion, traditional calligraphy, displays, a K-pop dance performance and Korean food. The week of events will close on April 5 with “Sounds of Korea,” the premier performance group of Korean traditional arts in the U.S. The troupe will perform traditional Korean music and dance. The mesmerizing “Fan Dance” and “Drums of Ecstasy” are among the dazzling and engaging repertoire of Sounds of Korea. Under the direction of Sue Yeon Park, noted master artist and recent recipient of the NEA National Fellowship Heritage Award, Sounds of Korea showcases beautifully crafted instruments and colorful costumes in their stunning productions.

PJ Party! - New York Kids Club
April 05, 2013 - Upper West Side

Pajama parties are a one-of-a-kind thematic "after hours" celebration for children 2.5-8 years featuring gym exploration, art, story, cooking, games, relays, and more. All parties culminate in a disco dance party, and dinner is provided. This is a drop off event.

Shababa Fridays - 92YTribeca
April 05, 2013 - Tribeca

Get ready for Shabbat with a joyous inter-generational experience filled with music and dance. Enjoy a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and embrace the festive feeling of Shabbat.

Free Trial Baby Yoga - Karma Kids Yoga
April 05, 2013 - West Village

A beneficial class for all new moms: get back in shape while strengthening the bond between you and your infant. Experience flowing asanas, challenging postures, and calming restorative time in a playful and safe environment for babies. Learn Baby Yoga exercises to strengthen growing muscles, aid in digestion, promote better sleeping patterns, and help your infant towards their next stage of development. Beginners and dads welcome.

LGBT First Fridays - Tally Beck Contemporary
April 05, 2013 - New York

The April installment of the monthly "First Fridays" cocktail party, for Asian art enthusiasts in the LGBT community and their friends, will be the only one to take place during the Golden Grain exhibition. Join Tally Beck for Thai-inspired cocktails, wine, Tiger Beer and a tour of the exhibition.

Deniz Koyu - Pacha NYC
April 05, 2013 - New York

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Ductivities Workshop - Glaze Art Studio
April 05, 2013 - Orangeburg

Glaze hosts this Friday night craft workshop. Kids in grades 1-6 can learn to harness the power of ordinary duct tape to make extraordinary projects. Students will tear, rip, and fold their way to wallets and bags using duct tape. Registration is required.

Family Shabbat Service and Dinner - Bay Ridge Jewish Center
April 05, 2013 - Bay Ridge

Family Shabbat Service and Dinner with an Itallian theme. Sing, socialize, hear stories, and make new friends. RSVP by April 2, 2013.

America’s Memory: An Homage to Fallen Soldiers brought to you by Fox & Friends - Outside the Plaza
April 05, 2013 - New York

In a national media tour which will hit 50 cities this year, Ron White, two-time USA Memory Champion and Afghan war veteran, has spent countless hours over the past year memorizing the first, last name and rank of every fallen soldier from the war in Afghanistan – over 7000 words! In 2007, he completed a tour in Afghanistan with the US Navy. After this experience, he decided to combine the things he is passionate about – training his memory and honoring the United States Armed Forces. Ron will hand write each name including rank, from his memory, on a 50-foot display wall. Donations will be accepted for the Wounded Warrior Project both at the event as well as online. The goal is to raise $25,000 for the organization by the end of the 50 city tour. For more information, visit http://americasmemory.com

Marilyn Maye - 54 Below
April 05, 2013 - New York

Following her smash two week run, 54 Below re-welcomes the brilliant Marilyn Maye for two very special encore performances. Infusing the rhythm and syncopation of the legendary jazz greats with the power and brashness of a Broadway belter, this legendary vocalist's MAYE-den Voyage features a program of jazz and Broadway standards

Gregory Allan Bock & Friends - 54 Below
April 05, 2013 - New York

Leave your troubles outside and join Gregory Allan Bock & Friends on a musical thrill-ride where you'll be singing along to the best of Broadway (think The Music Man, Guys & Dolls, and A Chorus Line) and beyond -- (think The Beatles & The Four Seasons). Cover charge $25-35. $25 food & beverage minimum.

Orchid Nights - New York Botanical Garden
April 05, 2013 - The Bronx

Enjoy the unforgettable beauty of The Orchid Show with a specialty cocktail in hand. DJ Julio sets the mood with traditional world and electronic music to make Orchid Evenings one of New York City's most romantic date destinations. Your ticket includes a complimentary cocktail and special dinner offers at our restaurant partners on Little Italy's Arthur Avenue and beyond. A cash bar and snacks will be available for purchase.

Subway Safari - New York Transit Museum
April 06, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Our favorite underground dwellers are back after hibernating all winter! Each week kids read and hear stories inspired by animals that make tunnels and travel under our feet, just like the subway, and make a craft.

Target First Saturday - Brooklyn Museum
April 06, 2013 - Brooklyn

Target First Saturday explores the quilt exhibition "Workt by Hand," which examines the impact of feminist scholarship on the ways historical quilts have been and are currently viewed, contextualized, and interpreted. Plus: music, dance, curator talks, film, boos, and more.

Elina Garanca - Carnegie Hall
April 06, 2013 - New York

"My career has built step by step," says Elīna Garanca. "It's a very quiet story." The buzz got a lot louder in 2010 after Garanca's "nuanced, sexy, and cagey" turn in the title role of the Metropolitan Opera's Carmen (The New York Times). This is a singer who will astound you, whether singing the role of a Spanish temptress or in recital at Carnegie Hall.

Gan Shabbat Service - Bet Torah Nursery School
April 06, 2013 - Mt. Kisco

An inter-active introduction to Shabbat songs, stories and prayers for toddlers up to grade 2 and their families. A kid-friendly Kiddush of refreshments follows each service. Unaffiliated families and intermarried families are invited to join this specially-designed, warm, and welcoming children's program.

DOTTY DOT! - The Secret Theatre
April 06, 2013 - Long Island City

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

CATHEDRAL OF COMMERCE - Skyscraper Museum
April 06, 2013 - New York

Learn why the Woolworth Building was described as “The Cathedral of Commerce”! Though built as an office building, the Woolworth tower used the architectural vocabulary of medieval cathedrals. After an introduction to Gothic-style architecture and a quick tour of the exhibition “Woolworth Building @ 100”, kids will be able to compare and contrast style, ornament, and structural methods of Gothic architecture with the Woolworth Building. Ages 7-14.

The Frog Prince - Broadhollow Theater at Elmont
April 06, 2013 - Elmont

This ribbiting tale reborn on the bayou features an African American waitress who dreams of opening a restaurant but her dreams are put on hold when she meets the Frog Prince.

Musical Performance: Maurice Chedid - Alwan for the Arts
April 06, 2013 - New York

Celebrated vocalist Maurice Chedid performs,Tarab, popular, and classical songs from Egypt and the Levant. Featuring: Maurice Chedid:'Oud and vocals (*A small online fee is applied - use printout as your ticket) ***** Bio - Maurice Chedid studied at the Lebanese Conservatory of Middle Eastern Music. As a member of the Lebanese Folkloric Group, he toured internationally for four years and has since played the ud and sung in a variety of nightclubs in Lebanon and throughout the world. Mr. Chedid has recorded over twenty song and dance pieces and appeared regularly at Cedars of Lebanon in Manhattan, and major Arabic nightclubs in the New York City area. He is also a featured performer and composer on the new CD produced by Dahdoo Productions, Inc, “Mid-East/Western Fusion”. Mr. Chedid has also acted as Musical Director and Composer for The NY Performing Artists production of “The Dancing Princesses.” He has also performed extensively for many cultural organizations, including The United Nations, and various Missions and Embassies from throughout the world. ***** Related Links - http://worldmusiccentral.org/artists/artist_page.php?id=431 http://en.wordpress.com/tag/maurice-chedid/

New Wave Finland: Contemporary Photography from the Helsinki School - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

An exhibition featuring the work of young photographers and video artists from Finland's distinguished Helsinki School. The nine artists exhibited in New Wave Finland -- Pasi Autio, Joakim Eskildsen, Tiina Itkonen, Hannu Karjalainen, Kalle Kataila, Anni Leppala, Niko Luoma, Riitta Paivalainen, and Mikko Sinervo -- illustrate the diversity of the School's distinctive artistic and pedagogical approach.

Bill Cosby - Colden Auditorium at Kupferberg Center for the Arts
April 06, 2013 - Flushing

Bill Cosby is one of the most beloved and respected comedians of all time! His famous wit and hilarious outlook on life and family make him universally entertaining for every member of the audience. A true pioneer in comedy, Bill Cosby’s appeal transcends age, gender and cultural boundaries, for the perfect evening event for the entire family. Bill Cosby brought laughter into the homes of millions every week, as the creator of one of the longest running, critically acclaimed television programs in history, The Cosby Show. He is also the best-selling author of Fatherhood and I Didn’t Ask to Be Born, But I’m Glad I Was. And now, he is bringing his humor and warmth to the stage at Colden Auditorium for one memorable evening.

Beat Memories - The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg - Grey Art Gallery at NYU
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

An in-depth look at the Beat Generation as seen through the lens of Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997). Although well known for his poetry, Ginsberg was also an avid photo- grapher, capturing the people and places around him in spontaneous, often intimate snapshots. His black-and-white photographs include portraits of William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac, and others, along with self-portraits. The images not only are revealing portrayals of celebrated personalities, but also convey the unique lifestyle and spirit of the Beats.

Das Rheingold - Metropolitan Opera
April 06, 2013 -

Approximate running time 2 hrs. 30 min. Robert Lepage's landmark production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is back for three complete cycles in spring 2013, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth. In the epic's first installment, the theft of the Rhinegold and Alberich's curse set in motion the tragic events that will lead to the downfall of the gods. Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leads an extraordinary cast that includes Stephanie Blythe, Stefan Margita, and Mark Delavan and Greer Grimsley as Wotan.

La Traviata - Metropolitan Opera
April 06, 2013 -

Soprano Diana Damrau tackles Verdi's eternal heroine for the first time at the Met in Willy Decker's inspiring production. Placido Domingo expands his repertoire to sing the baritone role of Germont, Violetta's tormentor. Tenor Saimir Pirgu sings Alfredo, her naive lover. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts.

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 06, 2013 - New York

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

Jean-Michel Basquiat - Gagosian Gallery
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Featuring over fifty works from public and private collections, this exhibition spans Basquiat's brief but meteoric career, which ended with his death at the age of twenty-seven. Thirty years after Larry Gagosian first presented his work in Los Angeles, twenty years after the first posthumous survey at the Whitney Museum of American Art (1992-93), and eight years after the Brooklyn Museum of Art retrospective (2005), viewers will have a fresh opportunity to consider Basquiat's central role in his artistic generation as a lightning rod and a bridge between cultures.

Thresholds: Contemporary Thai Art - Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

For the first time in more than a decade in New York, a group exhibition of Thai art offers a view onto the contemporary art scene of the dynamic Southeast Asian country. Curated by art historian Gregory Galligan, director of the Thai Art Archives in Bangkok, Thresholds: Contemporary Thai Art examines, through six case studies, how Thai artists are dealing with pressing social, political and artistic issues.

The Frog Prince - BroadHollow at Elmont
April 06, 2013 - Elmont

No matter how many times they see it, kids will be delighted as they experience this live presentation of the classic fairytale.

The Bach Variations: Andras Schiff - New York Philharmonic
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Andras Schiff is world-renowned and critically acclaimed as a pianist, conductor, pedagogue and lecturer. Recognized for touring the globe with large-scale and concentrated studies of the major keyboard works, Andras Schiff's special recitals of J.S. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann and Bartók form an important part of every concert season. Indisputably one of the most prominent proponents of the keyboard works of J.S. Bach, Mr. Schiff has long proclaimed that Bach stands at the core of his music making. In April 2013 Andras Schiff will embark on The Bach Project in North America with Bach recitals and a week of orchestral music of Bach, Schumann and Mendelssohn with Mr. Schiff at the piano and on the podium. Mr. Schiff's relationship with the music of J.S. Bach is well established.

Arman: Cycles - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

A selection of artworks from Arman's Bicycle series. While the early Bicycles were first shown in New York in 1992, at Marisa del Re Gallery, this will be the U.S. debut of the full span of the series.

William Cordova - Yawar Mallku: Temporal Landscapes - Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Early Music - Age of Indulgence - Miller Theatre
April 06, 2013 - New York

Cleveland-based French Baroque specialists Les Delices make their Miller debut, recreating the opulent sound world of a 1750s Paris salon. Featuring works that pushed the boundaries of harmony and technical virtuosity, the program revels in the decadence of the era while embracing the Enlightenment values of individuality, originality, and experimentation. Les Delices deftly makes accessible little-known works by Philidor, Dauvergne, Mondonville, and Rameau.

Alarm Will Sound - Carnegie Hall
April 06, 2013 - New York

Committed to innovative performances and recordings of today's music, Alarm Will Sound has a reputation for performing demanding music with energetic skill. This wildly inventive group premieres new works by former Battles singer and guitarist Tyondai Braxton, Dublin-based Crash Ensemble founder Donnacha Dennehy, and AWS founding member John Orfe, as well as compositions by David Lang and Charles Wuorinen.

Pagliacci - Dicapo Opera Theater
April 06, 2013 - New York

Dicapo ends their 31st season with a gala opening night performance of a perennial opera favorite -- Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci -- the story of a jealous husband in a commedia dell'arte troupe, whose actions on stage make theatre collapse into tragic reality.

Gwen Welliver - Beasts and Plots - New York Live Arts
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Beasts and Plots investigates what happens when Welliver's figurative and nonfigurative worlds collide. Inspired by Matt Mullican's Glen, Oskar Schlemmer's seminars on linear figures, Rebecca Horn's performance films and Paul Klee's portrait works, Beasts and Plots is a semi-narrative work that explores the outline of a woman's body, a death and the idea of a unicorn.

Kids Club Meeting - Queens Center Mall-Guest Services
April 06, 2013 - Elmhurst

Join a cool club in Queens! Kids receive a membership card, great discounts at participating Queens Center stores and a special gift on your birthday. It's easy to join. Just grab Mom, Dad or a grown up and stop by Guest Services, Level 1, Macy*s Wing (across from Applebee's), and have them fill out a membership form for you. Then join us at the Monthly Meetings and be a part of the fun!

Artist Tools: Hands, Eyes, Ears - Noguchi Museum
April 06, 2013 - Long Island City

Parents can learn strategies for engaging their children during museum visits while exploring art materials and The Noguchi Museum galleries as a family. This program is for families with children ages 2-4. Space is limited and reservations are required.

New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning - Nassau Coliseum
April 06, 2013 - Uniondale

Here's your chance to root for your favorite team. Watch them delight fans as they romp on the ice to settle old scores and win new victories.

Orchid Show Classes - Divide, Repot, Rejuvenate! - The New York Botanical Garden
April 06, 2013 - Bronx

Nervous about repotting and transplanting your orchids? Sooner or later, you need to do it; learn how in this informative and hands-on session.

Derek Boshier - Paris France, Paris Texas, Paris Hilton - Flowers Gallery
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

This series of recent paintings is a continuation of the artist's career, which began with the Pop Art movement in the 1960s.

CPR & First Aid Course - PM Pediatrics
April 06, 2013 - Lake Success

HeartSaver First Aid CPR AED will cover the basic treatment of a wide variety of pediatric injuries and illnesses including the management of bleeding, broken bones and sprains. The course will also cover CPR and the use of an AED. To register for this course, please e-mail cpr@pmpediatrics.com

Operation Slumber - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
April 06, 2013 - New York

Join us aboard Intrepid for this once in a lifetime overnight experience and learn what it takes to live onboard an aircraft carrier! Plus, tour the Space Shuttle Pavilion and get a close up view of space shuttle Enterprise. You'll train like an astronaut and imagine what it would be like to be a space explorer!

Dog Tales! - Fairfield Public Library
April 06, 2013 - Fairfield

Children will have the opportunity to read with Reading Education Assistance dogs who would like to listen. Each child will have 15-minute sessions over six weeks. Proven to build confidence and improve reading skills. Grades K-5. Special registration, by phone or in person only, is required for this program. Registration begins, Monday, February 18.

Mike Brodie - A Period of Juvenile Prosperity - Yossi Milo Gallery
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Comedy Magic Show - Broadway Comedy Club
April 06, 2013 - Midtown West

Prepare yourself for an afternoon filled with mystery and amazement with a one-hour magic show at the legendary Broadway Comedy Club. The bi-weekly magic show will feature a rotating line up of talented magicians, including comedy magician Randy Masters. The comedy magic show combines sleight of hand, mind reading stunts, and plenty of audience participation. Suitable for all ages. Broadway Comedy Club hosts a bi-weekly Saturday afternoon magic show, suitable for the whole family! Performance dates: Feb. 2nd, Feb. 16th, March 2nd, March 16th, April 6th, and April 20th.

3rd Annual Lost Brook Trail Race - Tenafly Nature Center
April 06, 2013 - Tenafly

Teens are invited to run a 5 or 10 mile race at the Tenafly Nature Center's Lost Brook Trail Race. The race raises money to protect open space on and off the trails as well as provide environmental education programs to the public. Runners can pre-register Friday, April 5, 5-7pm or Saturday, April 6, 7-8:45am.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit (and Benjamin Bunny) - CM Performing Arts Center
April 06, 2013 - Oakdale

The story written by Beatrix Potter follows the adventures of the mischievous Peter Rabbit as he is chased about Mr. McGregor?s garden.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND - John W. Engeman Theater
April 06, 2013 - Northport

Mixing in a dash of popular culture to the original Lewis Carroll story brings this frolicking journey of a young girl who falls down a rabbit hole to a whole new level. Join Alice and all her friends as you become part of the story.

Family Weekend Workshop - The Physics of Flight - Hudson River Museum & Planetarium
April 06, 2013 - Yonkers

Creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents. Appropriate for ages 7 and older. Today: explore the physics of flight, and the many ways to defy gravity.

Child Safety Car Seat Check Event - Greenburgh Police Headquarters
April 06, 2013 - White Plains

Car crashes kill hundreds of children each year and injure tens of thousands. Many die unnecessarily because 9 out of 10 kids aren't buckled up correctly and their car seats aren't properly installed. The Greenburgh Police Department hosts this Car Seat Safety event. Certified Technicians will inspect your child's car seat for recalls, expiration dates, and make sure it's installed properly. Parents can come by anytime between 11am-2pm; no appointment is necessary. This service is free of charge and made possible through a grant from the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee.

Youth Music Festival! - Y Early Learning Center at Tappan Hill
April 06, 2013 - Tarrytown

Rock out to the sounds of local youth bands and talented singers and actors at this fund raiser for the new Y Theatre Arts Studio in Tarrytown. Spend the afternoon and bring the family to listen to great music, eat freshly baked goods, and for the youngest music lovers, tumble and play on the Y Tumble Tots equipment. Bands and performers featured: Underage, Route 9, Zoe Kaplan, Julia Sandler, members of Lion King Kids and Lion King Jr. cast, and more. For more information contact Barbara Turk at 914-631-4807 or barbarat@ymcatarrytown.org.

New Victory Family Workshops: Sound Effects and Foley Design - New 42nd Street Studios
April 06, 2013 - Times Square

Use sound and music to define the mood and enrich the story of your own imaginary world. Inspired by "Intergalactic Nemesis," this workshop is best for kids ages eight and older.

Family Orienteering Challenge - Westmoreland Sanctuary
April 06, 2013 - Mount Kisco

A day of fun, adventure, and exploration. Orienteering is a sport that uses map and compass to navigate your way as fast as you can through a woodland course of checkpoints. There will be three course levels from easy to challenging, as well as hands-on instruction for orienteering beginners hands-on instruction given by West Point Cadets and Hudson Valley Orienteering experts. Check-in/Registration from 10am-12pm. Courses will be open for navigation from 10am-3pm, but course entrance will close at 1pm. Event fee includes maps for each of the three courses, waterproof map covers, instruction/training, and refreshments. Children younger than age 10 should be accompanied by an adult. $5 discount online registration at westmorelandsanctuary.org. Compass rental available. A scavenger hunt will be available for families with children ages 4 and older. This is a rain or shine event.

HSBC Children's Garden Spring Session - Queens Botanical Garden
April 06, 2013 - Flushing

The HSBC Children's Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5-12. Children's imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the Bee Garden, and more! Spring Session: Saturdays, 9:30am to noon April 6 - June 15 (no class May 25 for Memorial Day weekend) SPECIAL PRICE: $166 Members / $185 Non-Members To register email rwolf@queensbotanical.org

Green Infrastructure/Rainwater Harvesting for Community Gardeners and Homeowners - Queens Botanical Garden
April 06, 2013 - Flushing

Fee: Free with Garden Admission (pre-registration required) Join Lenny Librizzi from GrowNYC for this two-hour workshop covering stormwater management best practices for community gardeners and homeowners. Learn how to conserve water and help prevent pollution from stormwater by discussing topics such as rainwater harvesting, swales, rain gardens, enhanced tree pits, permeable paving, and more. Information about sources for materials and how-to tips will be discussed. Open for up to 30 participants. Preregistration is required at: education@queensbotanical.org

Wildflower Walk - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
April 06, 2013 - Cornwall

Enjoy the beauty of woods and fields while searching for spring ephemerals. For adults and children ages 5 and older.

Stony Point Community Cleanup - James A Farley Middle School
April 06, 2013 - Stony Point

Sources tell us that this popular community program usually attracts more than 200 volunteers. Participants can pick their own clean-up site. For more information, contact Paula Klein by phone or e-mail pklein1013@gmail.com.

Adirondack Shakespeare Co. Presents Richard III - St. John's University (Manhattan Campus)
April 06, 2013 - New York

Richard shores up his claim to the throne by demolishing his enemies and his own family one by one. Savor his ambitious rise to “catch the English crown,” even as we acknowledge the crippled humanity of one of Shakespeare’s most brilliant villains. For more information (or to purchase tickets) please visit www.adkshakes.org Bloody thou art, bloody will be thy end (R3, Act 4, scene 4)

Poems from the Platform - New York Transit Museum
April 06, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

To celebrate National Poetry Month, let’s share favorite transportation and city-related poems in the greatest place of all: a vintage subway car! Learn to paint words in pictures, and write pictures in words in this fun workshop.

'A Mermaids' Tale, The Family Musical' - Stage 72 @ The Triad Theatre
April 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

Based on the novel "The Sea Fairies" by L. Frank Baum, this exciting and entertaining family musical has been called "Oz Beneath The Sea" and is currently celebrating eight months off-Broadway. The music is catchy, the story keeps kids entertained, and there is a lot of audience participation.

Elska - Symphony Space
April 06, 2013 - Upper West Side

Elska is modern pioneer who discovered a secret volcanic island off of the coast of Iceland. Blending music with engaging storytelling, she shares the adventures of her high-tech yet simple life among an eclectic group of characters, including Winter Bear, The Goobler, The Nunni, The Shooshi and a vast colony of Lost Socks. View Elska's "Don't Make Fun of the Goobler" video here: youtube.com/watch?v=yQiAtBQwaxc.

South Shore Symphony - Madison Theatre at Molloy College
April 06, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Join the South Shore Symphony orchestra and Tamar Podubbnaya, pianist, for a delightful evening of music.

Storytime: Super Ladybug to the Rescue - Barnes & Noble
April 06, 2013 - West Nyack

Children will hear about the incredible rescue operations of a teeny-tiny ladybug with an enormous heart. His larger-than-life efforts help animals get out of trouble. Following the story, children will make their own super ladybug to take home.

Free Breast Cancer Screenings - Nyack Hospital
April 06, 2013 - Nyack

Women ages 40 and over with no health insurance or who are underinsured are encouraged to do something important for themselves and their families: receive a free breast and cervical cancer screening. The screening includes a mammogram, clinical breast exam, and pelvic exam. Walk-ins are welcome but registration is strongly recommended. Spanish language assistance is available at 845-348-8582.

Talina and Friends in Concert - The Suffern Community Center
April 06, 2013 - Suffern

The community of Suffern highlights Autism Awareness month as well as anti-bullying efforts at this special concert by Talina, a local high school student with autism. Talina - a teenage singer, songwriter, and musician - and her friends present this evening of original and popular cover songs, handcrafted jewelry, and other activities. Proceeds from the show will benefit MarbleJam Kids, an enrichment program for children with autism.

MusicClasses4Kids Trial Class - Germonds Presbyterian Church
April 06, 2013 - New City

MusicClasses4Kids invites parents or caregivers and their newborn through kindergarten-aged children to a trial class of their Spring 2013 “Circus Spectacular” Song Collection. Fee will be credited to your tuition if you join after the class. Pre-registration is requested.

'ZooZoo' performed by Imago Theatre - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
April 06, 2013 - Greenvale

ZooZoo is penguins playing musical chairs, a cat trapped in a giant paper bag, hippos with insomnia, anteaters as waiters and a madcap revue of illusion, comedy and fun that has thrilled audiences nationwide. Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Brady Rymer presents 'Jump Up, It's a Good Day!' - Long Island Children's Museum
April 06, 2013 - Garden City

Join Grammy-nominated musical artists Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could as they perform high energy, interactive, and uplifting songs from all of their award winning CD's. Brady Rymer's down-home, foot stomping rootsy tunes resonate through American culture, bringing an honest, joyful spirit to music for all generations. "His music has a rock 'n' roll heart," declares The New York Times.

Up in the Air - Long Island Children's Museum
April 06, 2013 - Garden City

This special LICM workshop will explore the ins and outs of air, space, and flight. Discover the history of aviation on Long Island, including the famous balloon flight by W.H. Donaldson in 1873, and the �Golden Age� that transformed aviation from a sport to a growing industry. Engineer your own �AIR-MAZING� gliders with simple items like paper and drinking straws.

Bossy Frog Band Concert - Christ Church
April 06, 2013 - Bronxville

A hoppin' good time! The Junior League of Bronxville (JLB) will host the ever-popular Bossy Frog Band. The band has thrilled the 2-7-year-old crowd (and their adults) since 1999. They provide a unique blend of top quality musicianship, wacky characters, developmentally appropriate humor, and relatable themes. All proceeds will benefit the JLB's outreach programs, aiding their fight to end hunger and improve nutrition in Southern Westchester. Tickets are $20 at the door, or $15 on the JLB website, jlbronxville.org. "Don't let your kids miss this show!" stated Jonalie Korengold, JLB President. "Kids love this high energy show, with its lively banjo music, goofy costume characters, and silly interactive songs. Plus it's a great way to support your community!" The Junior League of Bronxville (JLB) has been an active and vocal women's volunteer organization in Southern Westchester since 1948. It is dedicated to fighting hunger and improving nutrition in its service areas of Bronxville, Eastchester, Mount Vernon, Tuckahoe, and Yonkers. As a 501(c)3 charity, its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Quotations and Affirmations: Light Bulb Moments - Floral Park Public Library
April 06, 2013 - Floral Park

Buddhists call "light bulb moments" satori, instant enlightenment. We have all experienced such moments, whether in a short quote, a quip or a phrase that helps us "get it". Join Connie Lagan for an interesting seminar on awareness, inspiration, affirmative thinking, quote analysis and journaling all to help elicit life transformations. The seminar concludes with a guided visualization meditation. Registration is online or at the Reference Desk.

Draw On Workshop - Loft Artist Association
April 06, 2013 - Stamford

This hands on event, in association with The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, invites children of all ages and their parents to participate. Paper and all kinds of drawing supplies are provided. The hallways of the LAA will be wrapped with paper so that anyone can creatively draw on the walls. LAA artists will also be on hand to answer questions and provide individual help. Drawings that remain with the LAA will be displayed in an exhibit called "The Drawing Show" opening May 10 and running until June 16.

Create a Spring Mural - Straight A's
April 06, 2013 - White Plains

Help create a fantastic, fabulous Spring Mural to decorate the store. Juice and cookies for all who attend.

'Embrace the World' Family Auction Gala - First Presbyterian Church of Katonah
April 06, 2013 - Katonah

Passed hors d'oeuvres and wine for the adults, pizza and a penny social for the kids, plus auction items for every taste and budget. The church supports many causes, and this year, instead of individual fundraising efforts, the congregation has joined forces to create one big fundraiser to bring in money for the bell choir's international trips, the Youth Group's domestic and international mission trips, and to put a big drop in the bucket of the cost of our church improvements. What can you do? Donate an item (event tickets, furniture, jewelry, a week at your summer home or ski house) a service (tennis lessons, photography, chess, smartphone lessons), or an event (guided tours, dinner in your home, party or scavenger hunt). These are just suggestions to get the ideas flowing - the sky's the limit! (Flying lessons anyone?!) Email kpcauction@verizon.net with your idea for a donation, questions, and reservations (space is limited). See the complete auction list at katonahpresbyterian.org.

Wag Your Tale! - Read to a Dog - Scarsdale Public Library
April 06, 2013 - Scarsdale

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

Parachute Playtime for Toddlers - Scarsdale Public Library
April 06, 2013 - Scarsdale

Big, bright, colorful parachutes and lots of singable songs for children ages 2-1/2 to 4 years. Registration is required, but not limited to Scarsdale Library cardholders.

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival - Westchester County Center
April 06, 2013 - White Plains

Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Toy Story in their new tour show Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival. Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip-hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, and country tunes. Kids will be delighted with the all-star roster including Mickey and Minnie, Donald and Goofy, Ariel and Sebastian, Jasmine and Aladdin, and Woody and Buzz, just to name a few. There will be 25 characters in total performing in this jam session fit for the entire family, and even grown-ups won't be able to resist dancing, singing, and playing air-guitar with this lively band of characters. Tickets are available at the County Center Box Office, ticketmaster.com, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Central Park Zoo Wildlife Theater Presents: Butterfly Boogie - Central Library
April 06, 2013 - Jamaica

Bugs aren't gross—they're great! Learn why with the help of a cockroach puppet. Then, take off on a 3,000-mile adventure with Wildlife Theater's interactive musical performance "The Tale of Flutterby and Piggle," which introduces children 6 and up to the interdependence of plants and animals. Space is limited; tickets will be distributed at 12 p.m. the day of performance at the Children's Library Discovery Center on a first-come, first-served basis.

"Click, Clack Moo" - Emelin Theatre
April 06, 2013 - Mamaroneck

All day long Farmer Brown hears "click, clack moo, clickety, clackety, moo...". The cows and chickens are typing to protest their working conditions, and then go on strike! Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals' demands? A Theatreworks USA production for ages 4 and older.

Bird Walk - BIRD WALK (MAIN SANCTUARY)
April 06, 2013 - Greenwich

Enjoy a bird walk in the Main Sanctuary. Morning bird walks are a spring tradition. Meet in Audubon Greenwich parking area on Riversville Road. No charge or RSVP required. Bring binoculars and/or a camera. Loaner binoculars may be available. Questions? Call Ted Gilman at x230.

Spring Hike To Mead Lake - Greenwich Audubon Society
April 06, 2013 - Greenwich

Circle Mead Lake at the time of spring thaw to seek out colorful tree buds, early flowers and any early emerging turtles, frogs, snakes, and insects, and returning wetland and water birds. Ages 7 and up. RSVP to Ted at x230.

Image Transfer Techniques for Textiles with Jane Davila - Katonah Museum of Art
April 06, 2013 - Katonah

Get hands-on experience with direct and indirect transfer methods for your textile projects. Using TAP, acrylic paint, solvent, and medium transfers, Jane Davila teaches participants different methods for printing images onto fabric.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'The Five Pennies' - Jacob Burns Film Center
April 06, 2013 - Pleasantville

In one of his warmest performances, Danny Kaye plays Loring "Red" Nichols, a real-life 1920s cornet player. At the height of his fame, he must decide whether to quit the music business to care for his daughter. Includes a slew of period favorites, especially "When the Saints Go Marching In" (with the great Louis Armstrong.) 1959. 117 min. Not rated.

Saturday Crafts @ The Field - The Field Library
April 06, 2013 - Peekskill

Crafty kids can drop in for simple crafts. No sign-up required.

Meet the Animals - Greenburgh Nature Center
April 06, 2013 - Scarsdale

Children ages 5-12 and their adult companions are invited to visit with some of the Nature Center's live animals. A naturalist presents an informative program that allows you to get up-close to some furry, feathery, and scaly friends.

FAMILY JAMS featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
April 06, 2013 - Larchmont

A live, interactive musical experience for the whole family. Sing, dance, jam and laugh out loud. Ages 1-5 years with an active grown-up. Registration required. Note new times!

BABY JAMS featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
April 06, 2013 - Larchmont

You're up early, so you might as well be jamming! BABY JAM is the ultimate interactive musical experience for the littlest Aardvarks in the house. Don't expect all lullabyes and la-la-la...this Jam really rocks! Live music, pint-sized drums, easy-to-grasp shakers, and other music makers to keep busy baby hands happy. BABY JAM is also a great place for new parents who are living through the same sleep-free nights and baby milestones to meet one another. Proud grandparents and other grown-ups in the extended family are always welcome guests! For pre-mobile babies 3-12 mos. with an active grown-up.

Family Art Project - Drawn to Nature - Wave Hill
April 06, 2013 - Bronx

Join guest artist Ander Mikalson as she guides families in creating individual drawing projects. Then, on the Lower Lawn from 12-2pm, join guest artists from the spring exhibition "Drawn to Nature" to form a collective, large-scale, winding line of drawings that will weave its way through Wave Hill. Free, and admission to the grounds is free all weekend, thanks to the generous support of Target.

Between the Lines - Degas, Miss La La, and the Cirque Fernando - Morgan Library & Museum
April 06, 2013 - New York

Written or drawn, lines are meant to be read and interpreted. In this new series of interactive gallery conversations, a museum educator will lead participants in a forty-minute discussion based on a selection of works from a current exhibition. April's tour explores Degas, Miss La La, and the Cirque Fernando. Free with admission; Space is limited to 15 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Opening Day Parade - Prospect Park Bandshell
April 06, 2013 - Park Slope

Celebrate the coming of Spring and the crack of the first bat as Brooklyn Little Leaguers and their parents march through Park Slope and into Prospect Park. The ceremonial first pitch of the season will be thrown at the Prospect Park Bandshell. The parade begins at 7th Avenue and Carroll Street.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Bronx Terminal
April 06, 2013 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Port Chester
April 06, 2013 - Port Chester

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Gun Hill Road
April 06, 2013 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Bruckner Boulevard
April 06, 2013 - Bronx

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Mohegan Lake
April 06, 2013 - Mohegan Lake

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - New Rochelle
April 06, 2013 - New Rochelle

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Yonkers
April 06, 2013 - Yonkers

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Kids Workshop - Home Depot - Hawthorne
April 06, 2013 - Hawthorne

Kids learn to build or create a useful, fun product. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a free Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin, and certificate of achievement. Workshops are offered the first Saturday of each month for children ages 5-12.

Green Songs from Vlada's Garden - David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
April 06, 2013 - Lincoln Center

Songstress Vlada Tomova shares songs both ancient and new from the villages of her native Bulgaria and other lands, near and far. Tomova also loves growing sweet tomatoes, raspberries, basil, strawberries, and colorful beans in her in her current village of residence, Brooklyn. Figs, giant sunflowers, rosemary, peaches, and asparagus grow among many flowers and other plants in Vlada's Brooklyn community garden and she seems to possess a mysterious power for bringing cut Valentine roses back into bloom. Learn how to plant peppers, spot the first leaves of spinach poking through the soil, and grow a strawberry at your bedside, through stories, pictures, and song.

First Saturday Books for Babies - Wilton Library
April 06, 2013 - Wilton

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program for singing, playing and enjoying gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an opportunity to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too. Registration suggested.

Opening Weekend - Queens Botanical Garden
April 06, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy garden tours, crafts, and meet Flora, QBG's colorful mascot!

Saturday Family Programs: Improv4kids - Brooklyn Public Library, Central branch
April 06, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Improv 4 Kids is a family-friendly improv show where the audience's suggestions create the show. The troupe of professional improvisers use the suggestions they receive to create whimsical, original songs and stories, as well as give willing audience members the chance to get up on stage and assist the performers.

15th Annual Eileen Dugan 5K Run - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
April 06, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

This 3.1-mile race remembers former NY State Assemblymember Eileen Dugan, who passed away from breast cancer at the age of 51. All proceeds benefit breast cancer research. Register at 15thdugan.eventbrite.com.

DIY: Learn How to Build Your Own Computer - Westport Library
April 06, 2013 - Westport

Fourteen-year-old Jonathan Katz, of Weston, explains how he built his own computer, which, for far less money, can do anything a typical off-the-shelf model can do in terms of speed, storage capacity, and graphics.

Blooming Babies: Adventures in the Jungle - Brooklyn Children's Museum
April 06, 2013 - Crown Heights

Discover animals that live in the world's jungles. Imagine being one of those animals and crawl, jump, flap, or hop from place to place while letting out your loudest roar! Meet an animal from the Museum's live collection and create a jungle-themed craft to take home.

Nrityagram's Surupa Sen & Bijayini Satpathy - NYU Skirball Center
April 06, 2013 - New York

With its sculpturesque forms, sinuous movements, and emotional intensity, Odissi—one of the oldest dance traditions in the world, speaks of love and union with the divine. Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy, the principal dancers of India’s famed Nrityagram dance troupe, transport us to enchanted worlds of magic and spirituality with their grace and power. New York debut of Samyoga (Sanskrit: conjunction of two heavenly bodies), a program of solos and duets set to an original live score composed by Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi.

Jazz Dance Party - Staten Island Children's Museum
April 06, 2013 - Staten Island

Jazz dancer Walter Rutledge will teach you all the moves.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
April 06, 2013 - Staten Island

Kids make jazz-inspired art while listening to Dave Brubeck.

The Gerry Malkin Jazz Collective with Dave Kikoski - ArtsWestchester
April 06, 2013 - White Plains

This all-star ensemble performs mid-20th-century jazz from greats like Miles Davis and John Coltrane. This concert is part of Jazz@ArtsWestchester, a lineup of jazz performances within the Live@ArtsWestchester concert series. artsw.org/live. Contact Tom van Buren, 914-428-4220 x329. With support from New York State Council on the Arts.

Save The Earth - Alley Pond Environmental Center
April 06, 2013 - Douglaston

Young children ages 3-4 will learn about ways to Save the Earth. Meet some live animals and make a craft that relates to the story. Participants will take a nature walk (weather permitting). Space is limited. This is a drop-off class, all participants must be toilet trained. Pre-registration is required.

The Ebony Hillbilies - Flushing Town Hall
April 06, 2013 - Flushing

One of the last black string bands in the U.S, keeping an important legacy alive with a rootsy, homegrown style of All American Music - Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Rock + Roll, and Country. Inspiring heartstring tugs and toe-taps in fans of all types of music using Violin, Mountain Dulcimer, Banjo, Washboard, percussion, bones, and vocals.

Teen Service Saturday - Fairfield Public Library
April 06, 2013 - Fairfield

Need community service hours for school, church or whatever? Drop in to the Teen Room on the first Saturday of each month to help out in the Library.

Sensory Friendly Film - The Croods 2D - AMC Loews Danbury 16
April 06, 2013 - Danbury

AMC Theaters has partnered with the Autism Society to provide monthly children's films in an accepting environment for children with autism. The auditorium has the lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing. *Please note that date and time are subject to change.

Amadeus Summer Musical Theater Camp Open House - Amadeus Conservatory of Music
April 06, 2013 - Chappaqua

The Amadeus Summer Performing Arts Camp is holding an Open House on Saturday, April 6 from 10am-12pm. This year's production will be "The Sound of Music." The Open House will be located at Amadeus Conservatory of Music, 201 King Street, Chappaqua, NY 10514. For further information, to watch the video, or to RSVP, please call 914-238-0388 or visit amadeusconservatory.com.

Dora the Explorer Live, The Pirate Adventure - The Showplace at The Bellmore Movies
April 06, 2013 - Bellmore

Plaza Theatrical Productions, Long Island?s largest touring theatre company, is proud to present Dora The Explorer Live: Dora?s Pirate Adventure. Dora, her best buddy Boots the Monkey, and the rest of their friends embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island. Along the way, the audience will use their map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully help Dora reach the treasure. All ends happily onstage with a "yo-ho-ho!" The performance runs for one hour and is followed by a meet and greet with the cast. Birthday parties welcome. For individual and group ticket information and reservations, call Plaza Theatrical Productions at 516-599-6870, or online at plazatheatrical.com.

Arena Players Repertory Theatre Presents: Treasure Island - Vanderbilt Carriage House
April 06, 2013 - Centerport

Follow the adventures of young Jamie who falls heir to a treasure map and soon sails with his masters to Treasure Island with a crew of pirates chosen from the audience. Call to reserve seats.

Math Workshop - Science Math Learning
April 06, 2013 - Oceanside

Interactive workshops to hone math and math problem-solving skills. Ideal for Grades 6-8. Call to register.

Reading and Writing Workshop - Science Math Learning
April 06, 2013 - Oceanside

Interactive workshops to hone reading, writing and math problem-solving skills. Ideal for Grades 6-8. Call to register.

Saturday Night Dance Parties | Millennium Hustle - 92nd Street Y
April 06, 2013 - New York

Hustle diva Lori Brizzi welcomes you for an evening of the best in house, funk and disco classics that will set the dance floor on fire. Get down uptown for a night of classic and new-style Hustle, Latin and West Coast Swing. Full cash bar available.

Ah, Real Magic! - BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Center
April 06, 2013 - East Islip

Gary Ferrar entertains with his brand of magic and comedy.

Story Laboratory! - Long Island Science Center
April 06, 2013 - Riverhead

Listen to stories, participate in experiments, make science crafts and buy cool books. Enter in the book raffle.

Music Cafe: Carolyn Malachi - Apollo Theater
April 06, 2013 - New York

Of the world's artistically courageous divas, next in line is bold soul sister Carolyn Malachi. Ever since the buzz surrounding her Grammy-nominated single "Orion," she's become a popular brand in soul music, both domestically and abroad. One critic described her recent "Lions, Fires and Squares," inspired by recent sojourns in South Africa, as "savvy, soothing and rejuvenating."

Farmer for a Day - Suffolk County Farm & Education Center
April 06, 2013 - Yaphank

Come experience life on a working farm. Meet the animals as you feed and care for them. Collect fresh eggs from the hens and learn to churn butter. Enjoy a wagon ride around the farm.

Peconic Dunes Camp Open House - Peconic Dunes Camp
April 06, 2013 - Peconic

Tour this camp situated along the shore in Southold. Learn about a variety of summer camp opportunities for ages 6-16.

Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers with Special Guest Jamie DeRoy - 54 Below
April 06, 2013 - New York

Join country music legends Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers for an evening of toe tappin' fun. Renowned for their mastery and art of perfect family harmony that spawned some of country music's most memorable hits, this renowned trio plays NYC for one night only, and 54 Below is the place to find 'em! From his humble beginning singing back up for Kris Kristofferson, legendary Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Larry Gatlin (and star of Broadway's The Will Rogers Follies!) began his solo career and had his first Top 20 hit with Sweet Becky Walker. In 1976, he was joined by his brothers, Steve and Rudy, and went on to record the Grammy Award winning Broken Lady, I Don't Wanna Cry, Love Is Just a Game, and Statues Without Hearts, among many others. For this special NYC appearance, the brothers are joined by the multiple MAC Award-winning hostess with the mostess, Jamie DeRoy.

Manhattan School of Music 30th Anniversary All-Star Jazz Program - MSM Swing Band - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
April 06, 2013 - New York

Featuring Justin DiCioccio, Conductor; faculty guest artists. Late Night Session - Yasushi Nakamura Quartet.

Scotland Run 10K -
April 06, 2013 - New York

The Scottish are coming! To celebrate a fantastic 10 years of getting New York City hearts racing, the Scotland Run 10K is back and raring to go. Who'd have thought that kilts and running shoes were a match made in heaven (well…Central Park)? Whether you're running or cheering during this Year of Natural Scotland, bring your tartan to celebrate 10 years of Scottish cheer!

Tours for Fours - The Museum of Modern Art
April 06, 2013 - Midtown

Look closely at three to five works of art in the museum galleries, talk about what you see, and engage in drawing, movement, or writing activities. Kids and adults participate together. April's theme is "Brush, Pour, Splatter: Looking at Paintings." Kids must be four years old to attend this program. Younger siblings are allowed to accompany the group, but the participating child must be four. This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5. Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs often fill up; we recommend arriving a little before 10:00 a.m. All participants must be present.

A Closer Look for Kids - The Museum of Modern Art
April 06, 2013 - Midtown

Share your ideas and participate in drawing, movement, or writing activities as you explore three to five works of art in the museum galleries. Kids and adults participate together. The theme for April is "Face Forward: People." *This program is free for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Additional adults $25, seniors (65 and over with ID) $18, students $14, member guests $5. *Tickets are distributed at the Education and Research Building reception desk starting at 10:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs often fill up; we recommend arriving a little before 10:00 a.m. All participants must be present.

Oliver! - CM Performing Arts Center
April 06, 2013 - Oakdale

The musical Oliver! vividly brings to life Dickens? story of the boy who asked for more. From the orphanage to the mean streets of London, the ever-optimistic Oliver strives to survive while encoutering such memorable characters as Nancy, Fagin, Bill Sikes and the Artful Dodger.

Family Program: CATHEDRAL OF COMMERCE - Skyscraper Museum
April 06, 2013 - New York

Learn why the Woolworth Building was described as “The Cathedral of Commerce”! Though built as an office building, the Woolworth tower used the architectural vocabulary of medieval cathedrals. After an introduction to Gothic-style architecture and a quick tour of the exhibition “Woolworth Building @ 100”, kids will be able to compare and contrast style, ornament, and structural methods of Gothic architecture with the Woolworth Building.

Planting with the Pros: Seed Starting & Vegetable Gardening - Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market
April 06, 2013 - Riverhead

In honor of Earth Day, treat yourself and your kids to a lesson on how to grow your own veggies or flowers from seed, organically, in a pot that you can put anywhere inside or outside your home. Learn what to grow, how to grow, what to grow it in, composting, ingredients of potting soil, what organic means, how to control diseases and insects organically, how to set up a vegetable garden, and more. Class fee includes one 12" pot filled with potting soil, one plug tray and a packet of seeds of your choice, Register online.

Jack and the Giant - BroadHollow's Studio Theatre
April 06, 2013 - Lindenhurst

In this musical version of Benjamin Tabart's classic English folk tale, the giant is making life pretty miserable for Jack, his mother and the entire kingdom. Jack is even forced to sell his beloved dancing cow for magic beans. And where does Jack go? Up the beanstalk and into the castle where he not only fights Gogmagog, the giant, but the malicious Troll as well. By the end of this special tale, the cow is returned, the chicken learns how to lay golden eggs and the good life returns to the kingdom.

Sensory Friendly Film - The Croods 2D - AMC Loews Shore 8
April 06, 2013 - Huntington

AMC Theaters has partnered with the Autism Society to provide monthly children's films in an accepting environment for children with autism. The auditorium has the lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing.

Sensory Friendly Film - The Croods 2D - AMC Lowes Theater - Stonybrook 17
April 06, 2013 - Stony Brook

AMC Theaters has partnered with the Autism Society to provide monthly children's films in an accepting environment for children with autism. The auditorium has the lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing.

Get Started in Fly Fishings, Two Sessions - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
April 06, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Presented by Frederic Thorner, author of How to Get Started in Fly Fishing...Without Going Broke, Crazy or to Patagonia. Registration required, spaces limited. Second session April 20.

The Cat's Meow - The Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Based on the true story of a mysterious Hollywood death, the play offers a fascinating cross section of Jazz Era characters who intersect for one notorious weekend on board William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924. Darkly comic and laced with clandestine romance, Hollywood excess, and steadily heated tensions, all of which erupt in a shocking act of violence. Bon Voyage! Starring in alphabetical order: Jane Aquilina, Alexis Braxton, John Cencio Burgos, Greg Flaherty, Sarah Hill, Jean-Paul Morales, Will Reilly, Nancy Ellen Reinstein, Jovier Sanchez, Jillian Schiralli, Siobhan Stevenson, Camellia Tatara and Ian Werhle. Choreography by Nancy Ellen Reinstein. Costume Design by Jean-Paul Morales. Set Design by Marcus Cooper. Direction by P. William Pinto. Tickets are also available at: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/921911 http://www.theatermania.com/off-off-broadway/shows/the-cats-meow_198903/

Elaine Stritch - Cafe Carlyle
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Master Class: Nona Hendryx - Apollo Theater
April 06, 2013 - New York

The Apollo Education Department presents Master Class, a talent development seminar series providing one-day intensives for performing artists led by arts and entertainment industry professionals. Master Class seminars continue the legacy of the Apollo as a place where artists and entertainers learned informally about the principles and ethics of show business. The seminar curriculum provides participants with guidance on the basic elements of their craft, personal presentation in the public arena, business and legal considerations, and marketing and publicity. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Legendary performing artist Nona Hendryx facilitates this one-day seminar on vocal music and performance. Attendees of this seminar will receive in-depth guidance from the accomplished singer/songwriter and style maven on personal presentation, style for the stage, image considerations, and self-promotion.

Watson Adventures’ Whodunnit Family Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 06, 2013 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a unique murder mystery scavenger hunt for kids 10 & up! A crazed killer is on the loose at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and it’s up to you to stop him! The killer has created a scavenger hunt that, when completed, reveals his name, the weapon he used and where he hid the body in the museum. He sent the hunt to the police and dared them to try to solve it. The police need your help. You’ll get a list of suspects, weapons and hiding places that are all items in the museum. By following the trail of clues and answering tricky questions, you’ll narrow the list of suspects, weapons and places and provide the police with the evidence they need to catch the killer. No knowledge of the museum or art is necessary. You just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes. This hunt is for ages 10 and up. Each team must include at least one kid and one adult. Prices include museum admission. Advance purchase is required. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Museum of Natural History Scavenger Hunt - Museum of Natural History
April 06, 2013 - 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. While solving the crime, you’ll get an amazing whirlwind tour of the Museum of Natural History. From the giant blue whale to the T. Rex, anything could be a clue, and everything is suspect. 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’ Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
April 06, 2013 - New York

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

A Prairie Home Companion With Garrison Keillor - The Town Hall
April 06, 2013 - New York

The live radio variety show created and hosted by Garrison Keillor returns to New York for it's annual month of broadcasts live from The Town Hall stage. A Prairie Home Companion has had plenty of adventure in the past 30-plus years —known for its musical guests, especially folk and traditional musicians, tongue-in-cheek radio drama, and Keillor's signature storytelling segment, News from Lake Wobegon.

Atlantic Starr - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 06, 2013 - New York

Atlantic Starr was among the top urban contemporary acts of the '80s and fared well in the adult contemporary market as well, their roots in '70s soul and funk.

Look and Listen - The Museum of Modern Art
April 06, 2013 - Midtown

Search for sounds in works of art, then put pastel to paper as you explore music and movement in this drawing workshop. You may sign up for one date and time per workshop. This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Preregistration will take place online ten days before the first session of each program beginning at 10:30am. To receive registration and program information, sign up for the Family Programs E-news (moma.org/e-news).

Family Films: Birds! - The Museum of Modern Art
April 06, 2013 - Midtown

View "Russian Rooster" (1975), "For the Birds" (2000), and "Jungle Beat: Born to be Wild" (2004). *Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building This program is for individual families of up to two adults and up to three kids. Tickets are distributed on the day of the program only, on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be distributed at the reception desk in The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, at 4 West 54th Street (near Fifth Avenue), from 10:00–10:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Tickets are also distributed at the information desk in the Museum’s main lobby.

Break of Reality LIVE - Stage 48
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

American instrumental crossover group Break of Reality consists of three cellists and a percussionist. Formed at the Eastman School of Music in 2003, the band is filling concert venues around the country with fans eager to hear "cello rock". Break of Reality's sound is cinematic, subdued and heavy all at once. Their live audiences are equally diverse; fans of Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, and Yo-Yo Ma are finally getting acquainted. General Admission Tickets: $25adv $30dos- LIMITED SEATING First Come First Seated VIP-Reserved Premium Seating: $40adv $45dos

Transformations & Explorations: From The Scream and Beyond - Art Workshops With Pratt Art Instructors - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
April 06, 2013 - Upper East Side

Enrollment is limited; early registration is strongly encouraged. The third installment of art workshops for kids with Pratt Institute art educators explores MUNCH | WARHOL and the Multiple Image. Working with several printmaking techniques, kids will, like the pop artist Andy Warhol, transform the images of Edvard Munch's Madonna, The Scream, and Self-Portrait with Skeleton Arm with their own personal versions or interpretations of the original works. About the Art and Design Education Department at Pratt Institute The mission of undergraduate Art and Design Education is the preparation of students of art and design as accomplished teachers of a diverse population of learners in urban schools, museums, early childhood, and community programs. Throughout the curriculum, practice is directly connected to, and supported by, pedagogical theory with an emphasis on reflection and the development of critical thinking skills. The department's graduates transform art classrooms into studios where students can discover their potential as learners. For more information, visit pratt.edu/academics/art_design.

Fractured Fables Puppet Theatre - Bank Street Bookstore
April 06, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Come to an improvisational audience-participation puppet show with live music, where you choose which classic tales are retold with a twist of comedy. Each show is unique and features special guests.

Boris Birthday Bash! - Pacha NYC
April 06, 2013 - New York

BORIS BIRTHDAY BASH! | Saturday April 6 @ Pacha NYC Saturday April 6 Pacha NYC & RPM present… BORIS BIRTHDAY BASH $10 BEFORE 12 MIDNIGHT Click here to get on the list... http://www.pachanyc.com/guestlist_040613.html GET TICKETS http://pacha-nyc.clubtickets.com/us/2013-04/06/boris-birthday-bash-pacha-nyc Doors 10pm Table Reservations 212.209.7500 Pacha NYC 618 W.46th St. www.pachanyc.com

Mal Blum - Shea Stadium
April 06, 2013 - Brooklyn

Brooklyn-based indie-folk songwriter, Mal Blum is on tour to promote her upcoming fifth album, Tempest In A Teacup. She just wrapped up at SXSW and is making her way back home to NYC. Mal Blum started making music as a tenderhearted teenager. SInce then, she has released four albums, played hundreds of shows across the US and supported national artists including two tours with folk rocker Melissa Ferrick, and single shows with Jeffrey Lewis, Amanda Palmer, Hammell On Trial and Kimya Dawson. Her music has been featured on MTV's LOGO (voted a top ten video of the year) and in numerous music blogs and publications, including Autostraddle and the Deli Magazine.

Tumble For A Cause - Jodi's Gym
April 06, 2013 - Mt. Kisco

Join in an incredible family event with 100 percent of proceeds going directly to amazing Maria Fareri Children's Hospital. Gymnastics, crafts, bouncy castle, treats, super-duper inflatable slide, tattoos, face painting, and raffles. Ages 1-10 years. $50 first child; $25 each additional sibling. Call 914-244-8811 to reserve; Space is limited.

Mario the Magician and his Suitcase Machine - Metropolitan Room
April 06, 2013 - New York

For the first time ever, premier NYC jazz/cabaret club Metropolitan Room will open their Flatiron District doors for children’s/family programming on selected Saturday mornings. Kicking off their KIDS KABARET series with a run of twice-monthly performances from April 6th to July 6th (2013) is popular local performer Mario Marchese, better known as Mario the Magician, with his show, “Mario the Magician and his Suitcase Machine.” Once a hitchhiking explorer who spent one summer herding sheep and another summer building and living in a tree house in the woods, Marchese settled back in his home state of New York several years ago to pursue his passion, magic, full-time. He has since built a name for himself as an innovator in family-friendly entertainment, known for his endearing and ridiculous slapstick character and his handmade props, including the work of art he calls his “suitcase machine.” Marchese is the subject of a short, five-minute film entitled Building Magic, which debuted to a full house at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center on December 1, 2012, after his live performance there. Each of his shows at Metropolitan Room will commence with a viewing of the film. For more information about the show, please visit marioandhissuitcasemachine.com. For more information about Mario the Magician, visit mariothemagician.com. ADMISSION: $20 per child • $30 per adult • + 1 menu item minimum Tickets can be purchased at metropolitanroom.com or 212.206.0440. Recommended for ages 3-10 and their families.

Autism Friendly Day - Mystic Aquarium
April 06, 2013 - Mystic

Mystic aquarium is partnering with Autism Speaks and Sensations Charitable Foundation, Inc. to host an Autism Friendly Day on Saturday, April 6. We are welcoming families affected by autism spectrum disorders by offering autism-friendly amenities from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visit mysticaquarium.org to learn more and to print a flyer that offers one free child general admission with one paid adult general admission (must be affected by autism to qualify for discount).

Family Nature Crafts - Fort Greene Park
April 06, 2013 - Brooklyn

Make a craft project using natural materials found in the Park.

Family Nature Crafts - Fort Greene Park
April 06, 2013 - Brooklyn

Make a craft project using natural materials found in the Park.

Family Nature Crafts - Fort Greene Park
April 06, 2013 - Brooklyn

Make a craft project using natural materials found in the Park.

Family Nature Crafts - Blue Heron Park
April 06, 2013 - Staten Island

Create some arts and crafts using materials found in the Park.

Qing Ming Family Festival: Celebrate Spring at Museum of Chinese in America - Museum of Chinese in America
April 06, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

Qing Ming is a time to honor family and celebrate the arrival of the spring season. Join MOCA for a day of kite making, seed sowing, and sharing family memories. Also on the schedule: family friendly tours of the core exhibition, With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America and storytelling with special guest Mingmei Yip. RSVP required: education@mocanyc.org.

Elaine Stritch - Cafe Carlyle
Through April 06, 2013 - New York

Stritch is heading out with a final flourish in a one-week swansong entitled Elaine Stritch at the Carlyle: Movin' Over and Out, a "freeform evening of story and song." Accompanied by Rob Bowman, her longtime musical collaborator, at the piano.

BEN ROBINSON's MYSTERIUM - The Suffolk Theater
April 06, 2013 - Riverhead

Celebrate the birthday of Harry Houdini with a a 90-minute journey straight to the heart of stage magic and illusion. Ben Robinson entertains audiences around the globe. His performance is a unique combination of humor, magic, and wonder, depicting what music looks like, and what magic sounds like. The 2pm show is designed for children 6-12.

Teen Theater- Out of the Frying Pan - Queen of Angels Parish Center
Through April 06, 2013 - Sunnyside

Unity Stage Teen Theater presents a cast of talented teen actors who bring this 1941 Broadway screwball comedy to hilarious life. The story? A group of young actors share an apartment in New York City while they try to make it in show business. Throw in a nosy landlady, a wacky Broadway producer, Dottie's bossy mom and the murder play the kids are rehearsing... and the stage is set for laugh-a-minute comedy.

Family Days: Box Your Worlds: Brooklyn and Beyond - BRIC Contemporary Art Rotunda Gallery
April 06, 2013 - Red Hook

Join a professional artist and teacher for an imaginative adventure in art-making, inspired by the Cultural Fluency exhibition on view at BRIC Rotunda Gallery! Create your own artwork using inspirational and fun materials. For this edition of BRIC's Family Days art-making events, join Artist Teacher Angela Earley and make your own "travel time capsule.” Participants will each be given a six inch blank, cardboard travel tote and the opportunity to choose from an exciting variety of map-covered papers, paper flags and travel stickers to decorate the exterior of their tote. Connect your own Brooklyn world with your travels to other New York City neighborhoods, and elsewhere in the world. Participants are encouraged to bring personal mementos of life in Brooklyn, travel photos, and small, collected items! For more information, visit the BRIC website: www.bricartsmedia.org

Soccer Clinic - The Rock
April 06, 2013 - NANUET

Girls born between August 1, 2002 and July 31, 2003 are invited to this one hour circuit training clinic followed by one hour of free play led by former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland Youth International Player Kevin Grogen. To register, contact MJ at Teacher4304@Yahoo.com.

Orchid Nights - New York Botanical Garden
April 06, 2013 - The Bronx

Enjoy the unforgettable beauty of The Orchid Show with a specialty cocktail in hand. DJ Julio sets the mood with traditional world and electronic music to make Orchid Evenings one of New York City's most romantic date destinations. Your ticket includes a complimentary cocktail and special dinner offers at our restaurant partners on Little Italy's Arthur Avenue and beyond. A cash bar and snacks will be available for purchase.

Edo Pop Floral Design - Japan Society
April 06, 2013 - New York

Leading artist-turned-florist Emily Thompson, whose winter wreath graced the December 2012 cover of Martha Stewart Living, returns to Japan Society to lead a 2-hour floral design workshop inspired by the colorful, complex compositions of works in Edo Pop. Co-sponsored by FlowerSchool New York. TICKETS: $300/$280 Japan Society members (includes exhibition admission & materials). Box Office: (212) 715-1258.

Family Resource Day - Stanley M. Isaacs Youth Center
April 06, 2013 - Upper East Side

Family Resource Days are free events that allow parents to gather information about educational programs and resources available to them in Manhattan while spending time with their children. These events give parents the opportunity to talk to after school and summer camp program representatives, representatives from non-profits that offer a variety of family orientated services, health services organizations, and other service providers. There will also be entertainment for the children and free gifts for the families that attend.

Music For Children FREE SAMPLE CLASS and OPEN HOUSE - Cranbury Community Chapel
April 06, 2013 - Norwalk

Join MARY ANN HALL, creator, executive director, and master teacher, for a Sample Class and Open House. Find out all about the award-winning IMAGINARY MUSICAL ADVENTURES, day camp CAMP GET ENOUGH MUSIC, and the presentation of "ANNIE JR" at the SUMMER MUSIC THEATER CAMP.

Music For Children FREE SAMPLE CLASS and OPEN HOUSE - Cranbury Community Chapel
April 06, 2013 - Norwalk

Join MARY ANN HALL, creator, executive director, and master teacher, for a Sample Class and Open House. Find out all about the award-winning IMAGINARY MUSICAL ADVENTURES, day camp CAMP GET ENOUGH MUSIC, and the presentation of "ANNIE JR" at the SUMMER MUSIC THEATER CAMP.

Macy's Flower Show - The Painted Garden - Macy's
Through April 07, 2013 -

The annual event celebrates the beauty and splendor of the southern regions of Asia. Explore the magnificent architecture and exotic floral displays and the Bouquet of the Day series featuring the work of some of NYC's top floral designers.

2013 New York International Auto Show - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

The most extensive collection of the most technologically advanced vehicles on display anywhere in the world. With more than four floors of displays and nearly 1,000 stunning new 2013/2014 vehicles -- as well as sensational futuristic concept cars -- the 2013 Show is a must-see, fun day out for the whole family. Automakers have lined up dozens of new vehicles to unveil for the first time, along with new fun and informative interactive displays, ride and drives, and eco-experiences that will surprise and amaze visitors to this year's event.

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.

Spy: The Secret World of Espionage - Discovery Times Square
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

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.

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.

'In the Heights' (EXTENDED!) - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through April 07, 2013 - Elmsford

Now extended for 17 more performances through April 7, 2013! The 2008 Tony Award winning musical weaves a tale about three days in the life of Washington Heights, a vibrant and tight-knit community at the top of the island of Manhattan. It's a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. The unique and exhilarating score is a dazzling array of hip-hop, salsa, pop, soul, reggae, cha-cha, and mambo, including, "When You're Home," "It Won't Be Long Now," and "In The Heights." Show runs through March 17, 2013. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and Sunday Evenings including dinner.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company - The Joyce Theater
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company commemorates thirty years of creativity and impact with Play and Play: an evening of movement and music, two special programs focusing on the pleasure of musicians and dancers working together. The Orion String Quartet joins the company. Program A includes D-Man in the Waters, Jones's joyous, award-winning work not seen in New York since 2002; Continuous Replay, with a score composed by Jerome Begin; and Spent Days Out Yonder, set to Mozart's Prussian Quartet No. 23. Program B features new works set to Schubert's string quartet Death and the Maiden and Ravel's String Quartet in F.

The AIPAD Photography Show New York - Park Avenue Armory
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Presented by The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), this fair -- one of the world's most important annual photography events -- is the longest-running and foremost exhibition of fine art photography. More than 70 of the world's leading fine art photography galleries will present a wide range of museum-quality work including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media. The 33rd edition of the show will commence with an opening night gala on April 3, 2013, to benefit inMotion, which provides free legal services to low-income women.

Leonard Cohen - Radio City Music Hall
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

In response to overwhelming fan demand, Leonard Cohen's acclaimed "Old Ideas World Tour" has just added a second North American leg. After enchanting audiences worldwide, the legendary singer/songwriter/poet culminated the first series of North American dates with a breathtaking engagement at New York's Madison Square Garden, and fans were left wanting more.

MoCCa Arts Fest - 69th Regiment Armory
Through April 07, 2013 - Manhattan

Visit website for a listing of exhibitors.

DECENTER: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show - Abrons Arts Center
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

In the 1913 Armory Show, the Association of American Painters and Sculptors endeavored to showcase the "New Spirit" of modern art. On its 100th anniversary, we will celebrate the Cubist paintings and sculptures in its galleries with an exhibition featuring 27 contemporary artists. Their artworks explore changes in perception precipitated by our digital age, and closely parallel the cubist vernacular of fragmentation, non-linearity, simultaneity, and decenteredness. Our exhibition poses the question "What is the legacy of Cubism in the hundred years since the Armory Show's radical display of modern European and American art, and especially, how has this become relevant again in our digital age?" The show will exhibit a core group of artworks in the gallery, and also feature a corresponding iInternet component of digital works in an online gallery.

Chris Hardwick - Carolines on Broadway
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Chris Hardwick, creator of "The Nerdist," was born on the starship Enterprise and is the product of two red-shirts that quickly met their demise in a transporter lovemaking mishap. He was banished by the Federation to earth after "inappropriate conduct" on the holodeck with a computer-generated Buffy Summers. Since then, Chris has become a professional stand-up comedian and a self proclaimed nerd. He hosts "The Soup's" geeky little brother show "Web Soup," and plays with gadgets on "Attack of the Show," both on a channel that awkward teenage boys refer to as "G4." Chris is also a writer for Wired Magazine and a talking cow on Nickelodeon's "Back at the Barnyard."

Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Although World War II is one of the most documented conflicts of the 20th century, western audiences know very little about the Soviet Jewish photojournalists who captured some of the most riveting and powerful images of the war. Such photographers as Evgenii Khaldei, Georgii Zelma, and Dmitrii Baltermants merged documentary photography with avant-garde modernist sensibilities to create works that have had a profound influence on 20th century art and beyond.

The World Premiere of Greg Kellers' 'Honky' - Urban Stages Theater
Through April 07, 2013 - Midtown West

When a black sneaker company hires a white CEO, their commercials begin glorifying the “ghetto" and sales triple among white teens. But when violence erupts in a black community, the shoe designer blames the ads and promises revenge. Meanwhile, the writer of the ads is paralyzed by white guilt – which only gets worse when his therapist turns out not to be what he expected. Luckily, there’s a new racism pill on the market advertising, "If you don't think you need it, you're probably a racist!" HONKY takes a comedic look at the symbiotic relationship between racism and commercialism.

Affordable Art Fair New York - Metropolitan Pavilion
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

The Affordable Art Fair returns this spring to celebrate 12 years of Fairs in New York City. The spring edition of the Fair will showcase 84 galleries over two floors at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea this April. Showing in 16 cities internationally this year, Affordable Art Fair fosters a relaxed and enjoyable environment where a diverse array of affordable contemporary art is available. While the majority of exhibiting galleries will be from the United States, one third will be internationally sourced – almost 10% of the fair will be comprised of a new influx of galleries from Korea, China and Japan. Showcasing original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs, the Fair’s prices range from $100 - $10,000, with the majority of work priced under $5,000. “As we celebrate 12 years of hosting the Fair in New York, as well as the Fair’s constant growth and evolution, our 2013 spring edition will offer a fresh, smartly curated selection of work to art collectors, professionals, patrons and visitors alike,” says Cristina Salmastrelli, Director of the Affordable Art Fair New York. “We are excited to welcome both our new and longstanding patrons to the Metropolitan Pavilion by offering new and stimulating art activities for children, as well as engaging programming for adults. We are here to satisfy the needs of both the seasoned art collectors and first time buyers, so we try to make sure there is something for everyone.”

Opening Weekend - Queens Botanical Garden
Through April 07, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy a weekend filled with fun and learning at QBG! Join us for garden tours, crafts, and meet Flora, QBG's colorful mascot!

Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Although World War II is one of the most documented conflicts of the 20th century, western audiences know very little about the Soviet Jewish photojournalists who captured some of the most riveting and powerful images of the war. Such photographers as Evgenii Khaldei, Georgii Zelma, and Dmitrii Baltermants merged documentary photography with avant-garde modernist sensibilities to create works that have had a profound influence on 20th century art and beyond.

Collective Drawing - Wave Hill
Through April 07, 2013 - Bronx

Join guest artists from the spring exhibition, "Drawn to Nature," in creating a large-scale, winding line of drawings that will weave through Wave Hill. Artists will be stationed at different areas on the grounds offering guided drawing activities. Guest artists include exhibiting artists and workshop leaders Ellie Irons and Gisela Insuaste on Saturday, and Paul Lambermont, Mia Rosenthal and Charlotte Schultz on Sunday, when this program also takes place.

TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event - People’s Improv Theater
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces that submissions are open for the TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event, produced by Jaye Maynard and Michelle Slonim, and presented in association with Actors Access, Actors Connection, Modernage/HeadshotRepros.com, People's Improv Theater (The PIT), The Players Theatre, Ripley Grier Studios, Studio 7 Photography, TheaterMania, Wag That Reel and Weist-Barron Studios. Auditions will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, 2013 from 10am-6pm at People’s Improv Theater (The PIT), 123 East 24th Street, NYC. Early bird registration is $50 ($40 for AEA and TRU members) before March 5. From March 6 to registration closing on March 25, the fee is $75 ($65 for AEA and TRU members). Registration is required, and application information can be found at http://www.truonline.org/2013TRUAudition2.htm. The TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event gives actors the opportunity to audition for more than 40 producers, theater companies, casting directors, agents, writers and directors over two days. Each actor prepares a 2 minute time slot with two contrasting monologues for non-singing auditions on Sunday April 7th, or monologue and 16 bars of music on the Saturday April 6th musical audition day. This unique Combined Audition is open to Equity and non-union actors; the venue is handicap-accessible, and actors with disabilities are encouraged to apply and inspire attendees with the possibility of greater diversity in casting. Audition requirements and application are posted on TRU’s website at www.truonline.org/2013TRUAudition2.htm.

Juilliard Dances Repertory - Peter Jay Sharp Theater
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Juilliard dancers perform repertory works by acclaimed choreographers Juilliard Orchestra George Stelluto, conductor. Four Brubeck Pieces (1984) - Murray Louis, choreographer - Music by Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond. Sunset (1983) - Paul Taylor, choreographer - Music by Edward Elgar (and recorded loon calls) - Alex Katz, set and costume designer - Jennifer Tipton, lighting designer. One Flat Thing, reproduced (2000) - William Forsythe, choreographer - Music by Thom Willems. The Juilliard Dance Division presents significant repertory works, beginning with Four Brubeck Pieces (1984)--New York choreographer Murray Louis' lively personification of the jazz stylings of Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond performed live by Juilliard musicians. Sunset (1983) by Juilliard alum Paul Taylor--an emotional and poetic glimpse into the interactions among soldiers and their sweethearts--precedes the finale of the eclectic and energetic One Flat Thing, reproduced (2000) by NY native and Germany-based choreographer William Forsythe Tickets $30 available 2/27 at The Juilliard Box Office, by calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500, or online Half-price tickets for students and seniors, TDF accepted at The Juilliard Box Office only.

The Affordable Art Fair - Metropolitan Pavilion
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

The Affordable Art Fair returns this spring to celebrate 12 years of Fairs in New York City. The spring edition of the Fair will showcase 84 galleries over two floors at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea this April. Showing in 16 cities internationally this year, Affordable Art Fair fosters a relaxed and enjoyable environment where a diverse array of affordable contemporary art is available. While the majority of exhibiting galleries will be from the United States, one third will be internationally sourced - almost 10% of the fair will be comprised of a new influx of galleries from Korea, China and Japan. Showcasing original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs, the Fair's prices range from $100 - $10,000, with the majority of work priced under $5,000.

Trailblazer: The Art of Shinoda Toko - Japan Society
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Japan Society honors the centennial birthday of the granddame of Japanese art, Shinoda Toko, with a special display of her works. Hailed as a "trailblazer" by Time magazine, Shinoda broke the boundaries of old and new, word and image, and East and West.

Baseball In The Second World War Tour Guide Talk - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

With the Major League Baseball season set to begin on March 31, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum introduces the free Tour Guide Talk Baseball in the Second World War that will run Saturdays and Sundays from April 6th - 14th, from 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM & 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue), Manhattan. World War II affected every American institution including baseball, our national pastime. This interactive talk teaches visitors about how some of our greatest baseball heroes made the ultimate sacrifice for their country during the war. This Tour Guide Talk is open to the public and free with the price of admission to the museum.

Guided Tour - Pacific War: USS Intrepid in WWII - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

The 100-minute tour tells the story of the USS Intrepid and her men during World War II. From 1943 to 1945, the Intrepid participated in the greatest naval campaign in world history. Armed with state of the art planes and crewed by over 3,000 sailors, the "Fighting I" won hard-fought victories against Imperial Japan in the Pacific Theater. From the raid on Truk Atoll and the Battle of Leyte Gulf to the invasion of Okinawa, the accomplishments of the ship and the men who served aboard transformed the names of little known Pacific islands into symbols of American courage and sacrifice. Tours are $44 for adults; $33 for youths (ages 7-17). Prices include general admission to the museum. Tours are most appropriate for ages 10 and up. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made at http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/The-Intrepid-Experience/Guided-Tours.aspx.

Tour Guide Talk - Epic Proportions: Titanic and Intrepid - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

To mark the 101st anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum presents the free Tour Guide Talk "Epic Proportions: Titanic and Intrepid" that will run Saturdays and Sundays from April 6th - 14th. One of the most frequently asked questions about the USS Intrepid is how it compares to one of the most famous ships in history, the "unsinkable" RMS Titanic. Join this interactive talk to see how these two historic ships stack up in size, propulsion and survivability. This Tour Guide Talk is open to the public and free with the price of admission to the museum.

TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event - People’s Improv Theater (The PIT)
Through April 07, 2013 - NYC

Actors will be seen by over 40 New York theater companies, casting directors, agents and others at Theater Resources Unlimited’s TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event April 6th and 7th - deadline to apply is Sunday, March 31st! Casting directors James Dreisbach from Pat McCorkle Casting, Jamibeth Margolis Casting, Jennifer Peralta-Ajemian and Robin Carus of J&R Casting, Barry Moss of MKA Casting, Helene Galek of HeleneGalekCasting; manager Bob Luke; and agents Albert Bramante of Emerging Talent, Sue Winik of Sheplin Winik Artists and Emily Sclar of Judy Boals Agency are among the more than 40 theater professionals attending the upcoming TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event on April 6 and 7, 2013. Theater companies represented will include New York Theatre Workshop and Ensemble Studio Theatre, and casting opportunities are multiplied by the presence of seven New York festivals, including the Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon, Planet Connections Festivity, Midtown International Theatre Festival, The Strawberry Festival, West Village Musical Theatre Festival, Estrogenius Festival and The Network One-Act Festival, as well as TRU’s own upcoming New Plays Reading Series. Actors must register for this exceptional opportunity by Sunday, March 31st to ensure an audition slot for this opportunity to be seen at this unique casting event, although late applications will be accepted subject to space availability and may be scheduled as “alternates.” Representatives from both not-for-profit theater companies and commercial producers and production companies will be in attendance, as well as casting directors and agents plus directors and playwrights. The attendees have a wide range of casting needs and produce at all levels, union and nonunion, including off-Broadway and regional. The TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event is produced by Jaye Maynard and Michelle Slonim, and presented with generous sponsorship from TRU supporters Actors Access, Actors Connection, AM 1600 WWRL, Modernage-HeadshotRepros.com, People's Improv Theater (The PIT), The Players Theatre, Ripley Grier Studios, Studio 7 Photography, TheaterMania, Wag That Reel and Weist-Barron Studios. Auditions will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, 2013 from 10am-6pm at People’s Improv Theater (The PIT), 123 East 24th Street, NYC. Each actor prepares a two-minute time slot with two contrasting monologues for non-singing auditions on Sunday April 7th, or monologue and song selection on the Saturday April 6th musical audition day. Registration is $75 ($65 for AEA and TRU members). Audition requirements, application and a full list of attending companies can be found at http://www.truonline.org/2013TRUAudition2.htm. This unique Combined Audition is open to Equity and non-union actors; the venue is handicap-accessible, and actors with disabilities are encouraged to apply and inspire attendees with the possibility of greater diversity in casting. Questions may be sent to TRUActors@gmail.com The TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event is now in its eleventh year, and has grown in popularity due to its clockwork efficiency and respectful environment. “We strive to make this a positive, smooth-running experience for everyone – actors and auditors,” says TRU president Bob Ost. Event producer Jaye Maynard adds, “Our motto is: treat the actors like gold!” Agent Albert Bramante of Emerging Talent LLC confirms that the event is effective: “I attended last March and am now freelancing with 15 actors, three of whom I already booked work for. I am so impressed with the caliber of the actors, I cannot wait to meet more at this year's showcase!” Agent Sue Winik of Sheplin Winik Artists agrees: “I always seem to find someone of interest for our agency.” Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is a twenty-one year old 501c3 nonprofit organization created to help producers produce, emerging theater companies to emerge healthily and all theater professionals to understand and navigate the business of theater. Membership includes self-producing artists as well as career producers and theater companies. Programs of Theater Resources Unlimited are supported in part by public funds awarded through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, 9th district Council Member Inez Dickens and Council Member Christine Quinn; The Montage Foundation, as well as generous support from the Friar’s National Foundation Association. For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org or call (212) 714-7628.

Gemma Simone Jewelry Trunk Show - Bloomingdale's
Through April 07, 2013 - New York

Come visit Gemma Simone this Thursday through Sunday at Bloomingdales 59th Street. View one of a kind exclusive pieces and meet the designers that bring you the Gemma Simone collections. The first 100 customers will receive a special free gift! The Gemma Simone brand offers today’s most lust-worthy jewelry trends. The collection is constantly updated with the hottest designs of statement necklaces, rings, earrings, cuffs and more for all under $100. Gemma Simone is the perfect one-stop-shopping destination of jewelry for any occasion or style. Gemma Simone is a favorite of celebrities and is consistently featured by fashion editors in national publications including INStyle, Glamour, People Style Watch, Elle, People Magazine, Lucky Magazine and Cosmopolitan.

Taking a Chance on Love: The Music of Vernon Duke - 92nd Street Y
Through April 08, 2013 - New York

He wrote the landmark show Cabin in the Sky, the beloved jazz standard "Autumn in New York," and hit songs like "I Can't Get Started" and "Taking a Chance on Love." Yet he also led a double life as the classical composer and pianist Vladimir Dukelsky. Only in America!

Sing, Sign & Play Classes - Cadenza Music Center
Through April 10, 2013 - Flushing

Enhance your baby's communication skills and education via signing. Jacqueline Ciaramella, a former Bayside NYC school teacher will conduct this sign language course. Here is what the research has to say about signing with babies & toddlers: My child can hear...WHY SHOULD I SIGN??? Over 25 years of scientific research shows that hearing babies who sign typically have the following benefits: Earlier communication: babies can produce signs as early as 6 months old--long before their ability to speak develops. • Fewer Temper-tantrums • Less Frustration • Improved confidence • Better adjusted • Average between 8 and 13 point Higher IQ • Larger vocabulary • Tend to speak and read early • Supports Spelling • It can have amazing results for children with speech or communication challenges, as well as other special needs • Helps children link symbols (signs) with concepts (meaning) and the spoken word • Provides another mode of learning (tactile and kinesthetic) • Increased bonding (signing is face-to-face communication) • Clarifies speech (does "Ba" mean baby? bottle? ball? bug? Banana?) • Exposure to a second language: ASL, and an easy bridge to learn other spoken languages • Being able to communicate with your child when verbal communication is difficult or frowned on (either quiet places or noisy places...or from a distance on the playground) • Easier and earlier diagnosis of health problems. One pre-verbal baby kept signing “thirsty” no matter how much she drank. Testing showed that she was diabetic, which they wouldn’t have known until she was very sick had it not been for signing! • Child can express him/herself when too shy or embarrassed to speak • Opportunity to befriend children who use sign to communicate • Provides and alternative means of communication when speech may be difficult, for example, after a tonsillectomy, laryngitis, etc. • Feels like play Classes will meet one hour a week for 8 weeks. The cost is $160 for an 8 week session. These "Sing, Sign & Play" classes are based on the award winning Signing Time® educational videos featured on Public Television and Nick, Jr. These classes are a unique blend of signing education, music & play. This is not a typical mommy and me class! You will be learning a fun, enriching language with your child!Over 25 years of scientific research shows that hearing babies who sign typically have: earlier communication, babies can produce signs as early as 6 months old--long before their ability to speak develops,less frustration and improved confidence. Classes will meet one hour a week for 8 weeks.

Linnaeus Tripe: Views of Burma - Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs
Through April 12, 2013 - New York

Featuring more than 20 salt prints from waxed paper negatives made in 1855. This will be the first time the photographs have been on view in the United States. Highlights in the exhibition include memorable images of pagodas and temples, landscapes, and monumental sculptures of Buddhas and dragons.

Margaret Bowland: Disturbing the Peace - Driscoll Babcock Galleries
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

Margaret Bowland's second New York solo exhibition of psychologically provocative paintings. Bowland draws upon legendary American novelist and social critic James Baldwin's rallying cry that, "Artists are here to disturb the peace," by creating a very personal series of works which questions societal expectations about gender, race and beauty. The majority of the works focus on JJ, Bowland's muse for the past five years. Now eleven years old and on the verge of adolescence, she prepares to face the challenges of adulthood. Upon her tiny frame, weighty universal issues are placed -- questions of identity, pressures of conformity, and ultimately a quest for acceptance.

Jazz-minh Moore: All Our Grandmothers - Claire Oliver Gallery
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

Thornton Willis - Elizabeth Harris Gallery
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

Laura Mcphee: Desert Chronicle - Bonni Benrubi
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

Dieter Roth - Bjorn Roth - Hauser & Wirth
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

An exhibition by the German-born Swiss sculptor, painter, printmaker, collagist, poet, diarist, graphic designer, publisher, filmmaker and musician.

Painted on 21st Street: Helen Frankenthaler from 1950 to 1959 - Gagosian Gallery
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

While Frankenthaler is recognized to be one of the great American artists of the twentieth century, this exhibition is the first in thirty years -- and the first in New York City in more than fifty years -- to offer a broad survey of this pivotal body of work. It brings together almost thirty paintings, including important yet rarely seen works from Frankenthaler's estate, and signature works from public and private collections.

Shoe Obsession - Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Through April 13, 2013 - New York

Shoe Obsession examines our culture's ever-growing fascination with extravagant and fashionable shoes. Accessories used to be just that?secondary to clothing fashions. Today, however, shoes have become the main fashion story, replacing the "It bag" as the most desirable accessory. High-heeled shoes "the fashion shoes of the 21st century" have become so tall that even a 4-inch heel is considered "low." Shoe Obsession features over 150 examples of the most extraordinary shoe styles of the 21st-century, highlighting the new concepts, constructions, materials, and types of embellishment that have positioned shoes at the height of fashion. The popularity of designer shoes has grown rapidly. The television series Sex in the City, which was broadcast from 1998 to 2004, is often credited with helping to launch the cult for designer shoes. Who can forget Carrie Bradshaw's Manolo Blahnik pumps ? or her assertion of "a woman's right to shoes." Blahnik's popularity paved the way for other high-end shoe designers, a number of whom have become celebrities in their own right. Christian Louboutin's undeniably sexy shoes?with their signature red soles?have established him as one of the best-known footwear designers in the world.

'The Intergalactic Nemesis' - The New Victory Theater
Through April 13, 2013 - Times Square

Meet Molly Sloan, a gutsy globe-trotting reporter, Mysterion the Magnificent, a villain obsessed with world domination, and Zygonians, sinister and smelly sludge monsters from outer space. These are just a few of the heroes and creepos you'll encounter in "The Intergalactic Nemesis," a sci-fi radio play for the comic book crowd. It's aliens, adventure, conspiracy, and intrigue on stage and on screen while three intrepid actors voice a cast of hundreds with all the campy melodrama they can muster as over 1,000 graphic novel panels loom large up above. Thwack! Wham! Zoinks! A Foley artist with hundreds of sound effect gizmos elevates the action.

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.

Christa Parravani - Kindred - Foley Gallery
Through April 14, 2013 - New York

21st Annual Student Art Festival, Part II: Grades 9-12 - Guild Hall
Through April 14, 2013 - East Hampton

The exhibition features over 3,500 pieces of student art from high schools from 11 participating public, private and home schools in the Amagansett, East Hampton, Greenport, Montauk, Wainscott, Southampton, Bridgehampton, Shelter Island, and Sagaponack districts. March 19-April 14, 2013.

Line By Line - Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
Through April 14, 2013 - New York

A group show featuring the work of Amelie Chabannes, Jen Mazza and Brigitte Nahon. This is the first time the three artists, all represented by the gallery, have been show together in the same exhibition.

'Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Musical Mystery' - DR2 Theatre
Through April 14, 2013 - Union Square

"Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Musical Mystery" is co-presented by Off-Broadway's acclaimed DR2 Kids Theatre (Daryl Roth, Producer) and Theatreworks USA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Ken Arthur, Producing Director) -- the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences. Featuring a book by legendary New York playwright and Tony Award nominee Charles Busch (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife), music by Sam Davis and lyrics by Drama Desk nominee Mark Waldrop (When Pigs Fly), "Bunnicula" is currently enjoying a ten-week limited engagement at Off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street) through Sunday, April 14. Lock up your lettuce! Protect your parsley! Rescue your rutabaga! One dark and stormy night, the Monroe family brings home orphaned rabbit with mysterious habits... and sharp fangs. Could this new member of the family possibly be a vampire bunny? Based on the acclaimed children's book series by Deborah & James Howe, this new musical adaptation of BUNNICULA is directed by Carl Andress (The Divine Sister) and choreographed by Connor Gallagher. The show is recommended for ages four and up. The production features musical direction by James Cunningham, scenic design by Rob Odorisio (Skippyjon Jones), costume design by Lortel Award winner Gregory Gale (The Voysey Inheritance), lighting design by Kirk Bookman (The Divine Sister) and orchestrations are by Greg Pliska (War Horse). The Off-Broadway cast of BUNNICULA: A Rabbit Tale of Musical Mystery features Abe Goldfarb as Mr. Monroe, Erin Maguire as Mrs. Monroe, Ashley Campana as Debbie, John Garry as Toby, Prescott Seymour as Chester and Robert Anthony Jones as Harold.

Spring Breakers, Capture Them If You Can – Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square Offers “Moving” Discounts - Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
Through April 14, 2013 - New York

From now until April 14, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square will be hitting the streets of New York City offering a rather “moving” discount throughout spring break. The Odditorium’s new mobile billboard will feature edgy captions directed at a number of iconic New York City tourist attractions in the spirit of Ripley’s “believe it or not” culture. Anyone who shows a picture at the attraction taken of the mobile billboard or shows it’s been posted to one of their social media sites will receive a 20% discount on admission. Route is available on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RipleysNY and Twitter https://twitter.com/RipleysNYC. Updated posts/tweets (Wed – Sun) will give the location of the billboard. Follow #NYCtakeover. Submit your own bold billboard caption on Facebook, www.facebook.com/RipleysNY, for a chance to have it featured on the mobile billboard. All caption contest participants will receive a coupon code via email with a 25% discount on admission. For more information on Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square, visit www.ripleysnewyork.com or call 212.398.3133.

Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925 - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 15, 2013 - New York

In 1912, in several European cities, a handful of artists -- Vasily Kandinsky, Frantisek Kupka, Francis Picabia, and Robert Delaunay -- presented the first abstract pictures to the public. Inventing Abstraction, 1910-25 celebrates the centennial of this bold new type of artwork, tracing the development of abstraction as it moved through a network of modern artists, from Marsden Hartley and Marcel Duchamp to Piet Mondrian and Kazimir Malevich, sweeping across nations and across media. The exhibition brings together many of the most influential works in abstraction's early history and covers a wide range of artistic production, including paintings, drawings, books, sculptures, films, photographs, sound poems, atonal music, and non-narrative dance, to draw a cross-media portrait of these watershed years.

'Repetition in Design': an exhibit of oil paintings on canvas - Queens Botanical Garden
Through April 15, 2013 - Flushing

Queens Botanical Garden is pleased to invite you to visit our new art exhibition: “Repetition in Design”, a series of oil paintings by Queens artist Gennadyi Gurman. Mr. Gurman is also the supervising museum instructor at QBG, teaching classes on ecology and ethnobotany, writing curriculum and maintaining and creating exhibits. The exhibition will open on January 23rd and is ongoing through April 15, 2013.

Howard Mehring - Gary Snyder Gallery
Through April 15, 2013 - New York

Featuring new paintings by the artist.

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.

The Best of Contemporary Fine Art - Agora Gallery
Through April 16, 2013 - New York

If you are looking for an exhibition that celebrates the diversity and visual delights of the world, and reflects the spring feeling of growth and life, come to Agora Gallery for three great exhibitions. In Landscapes of the Mind, artists bring all of their interests and ideas together to create works that illuminate both aspects of the world itself and the ways in which we interact with them. Thoughtful, lovely, and touching on a number of levels, this is an example of the way art can transform simple materials into conduits of spiritual depth and poignant meaning. East Meets West: An Exhibition of Fine Arts from Asia presents the work of talented Asian artists who delve into their personal history and cultural heritage to create art of astonishing power and appeal. Perfectly balanced, intellectually rigorous and emotionally evocative, this show will stir the imagination and touch the soul. In addition, a breath of air and a sense of barely contained energy emanates from the works of Dick Perez: a solo exhibition of baseball's finest. The artist has portrayed the stars of the baseball world as official artist to prestigious institutions such as the Philadelphia Phillies and the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the passion he has for both the game and for art are clearly demonstrated in his thrilling works. The exhibitions open on March 26, 2013 and run until April 16, 2013. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday, April 4, 2013. Entrance is free and art lovers are warmly encouraged to attend to meet some of the artists who created these delightful works of art. Exhibition Dates: March 26, 2013 – April 16, 2013 Reception: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 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/4_4_2013.aspx Featured Artists: East Meets West: An Exhibition of Fine Arts from Asia Susumu Hasegawa | Kenji Inoue | Yasuyuki Ito | Noriko Kinouchi | Takashi Kogawa | Jenyshin | MIKIKO | Masakazu Tatebayashi Landscapes of the Mind Don Artamas | Won Choi | Patricia Engeler | Jackie Greene | Gaby Hahn | Mariann Helbo | Susan Lennon | Jarnail Singh | Tom Stewart | Enzo Trapani | Tinatin | Manisha Vedpathak | David Weekes Dick Perez: a solo exhibition of baseball's finest Dick Perez bout 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.

Luigi Ghirri - Kodachrome - Matthew Marks Gallery
Through April 19, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of work from the Italian photographer (1943-1992).

Family Scavenger Hunt - East End Arts Gallery
Through April 19, 2013 - Riverhead

Families are invited to explore the gallery with an interactive scavenger hunt, where adults and children alike can search for items like suns and paintbrushes within the works of abstract and figurative art in the current gallery show. This show features artwork that brings the subject back to some sort of beginning – its origin. March 15-April 19.

Soi Park - CUE Art Foundation
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Adrian Ghenie - Pace Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Pace's first exhibition of the young Romanian artist Adrian Ghenie, known for his meticulously-crafted, often brutal paintings that build upon the darker moments of European history, particularly social and political abuses of power, his personal history, and the collective memory of society. In the fall the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver mounted the first U.S. museum exhibition of Ghenie's work.

James Turrell - Roden Crater and Autonomous Structures - Pace Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of James Turrell's work in anticipation of the three-venue exhibition that will be held simultaneously at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in June, 2013.

Michael Reafsnyder - We Ate the House - Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Exhibition by the southern California painter (b. 1969).

Ashley Bickerton & Nicolas Pol - Lehmann Maupin
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

A dual exhibition by the contemporary artists.

Nayland Blake - What Wont Wreng - Matthew Marks Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Blake's newest work is produced with a combination of found and made objects.

Barbara Goodstein - Bowery Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

D-L Alvarez - The Unforgiving Minute - Derek Eller Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Wendy Gittler - First Street Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Leigh Behnke: Myth and Memory: Personal Iconographies - Fischbach Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Selected Works Courtesy of William Mc Willie Chambers III - Fischbach Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Al Held: Alphabet Paintings - Cheim & Read
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Seven monumental paintings, dating from 1961-67, by New York painter Al Held (1928-2005).

Rita Ackermann - Negative Muscle - Hauser & Wirth
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Frank Bowling - Spanierman Modern
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Darren Almond - Hemispheres and Continents - Matthew Marks Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Sixteen photographs made between 2002 and 2012 on all seven continents. The photographs are part of Almond's Fullmoon series, made at night, with exposures lasting between 15 and 60 minutes allowing the light of the full moon to illuminate massive ice shelves, African micro-climates and Japanese meadows in full bloom.

Daniel Turner - Franklin Parrasch Gallery
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

An eponymous exhibition of new works by the artist (b. 1983). Central to Turner's work is the synthesis of ideas through a stark economy of means - the breaking down of materials, and of function from form. Turner has shaped an environment which sustainedly contains ambiguous scenarios within itself. These environments seem to suggest a precarious situation which they never actually realize.

RISE - Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

RISE is an opera-infused play intertwining the tale of Rome's most infamous anarchist Emperor with the extravagant ambition of four modern-day misfits. In a decaying Roman Empire, debauchery and ruthlessness are de rigueur, but Boy-King Elagabalus's excesses and flagrant disregard for religious tradition and sexual taboos shocks even the most callous citizens. Placed on the throne by the conniving machinations of his mother and grandmother, Elagabalus marries a sacred Vestal Virgin, skewers the national religion, and flaunts his exploits with men and women of all classes. On the outskirts of LA, aspirations run high. Brick Richards has been a top player in porn for ten years, and his manager Myrna Malone desperately wants to convince him to transition to mainstream movies before his star fades. Myrna's assistant Glenn wants something different from Brick: a great, sweeping romance to make life complete. Glenn's roommate Mia doesn't care about sweeping romances, she just wants to achieve her dream of launching the next big cosmetics line, and maybe Myrna or Brick can make that happen? Through human history, one conflict is timeless: when personal ambition eclipses all other considerations, crossed desires lead to double crossing.

Ashley Bickerton & Nicolas Pol - Lehmann Maupin
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

A two-person exhibition pairing that presents a dialogue between two distinctive and wildly imaginative artists, born of different generations, who draw upon a similar reactive nature to construct vibrant, fantastical, and often times, otherworldly images of apocalyptic proportion.

American Watercolor Society - 146th Annual International Exhibition - Salmagundi Club
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

The AWS annual is one of the premier watercolor exhibits in the world. Over 1200 artists from throughout the United States and 12 foreign countries submitted their work to a panel of jurors chosen from signature members of the AWS. Of these submissions (one per artist), 114 paintings were selected for the exhibition. Forty paintings from the show are selected for the Traveling Exhibition, which will tour museums and galleries across the country during the next year. For the schedule of the Traveling Exhibition, and to see images of the prize-winning entries, visit www.americanwatercolorsociety.org.

The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through April 21, 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.

Zarina: Paper Like Skin - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

The exhibition Zarina: Paper Like Skin, organized by Allegra Pesenti, Curator, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, travels to the Guggenheim Museum as part of its international tour. This retrospective of Indian-born American artist Zarina Hashmi is the first major exploration of the artist's career, charting a developmental arc from her work in the 1960s to the present and includes many seminal works from the late 1960s and early 1970s, woodblock prints, etchings and lithographs, and a small selection of related sculptures in bronze and cast paper. The Guggenheim's recent acquisition of 20 works from a major series of pin drawings from 1975 to 1977 serves as a fulcrum for the New York presentation, which is conceived in close collaboration with the artist. An exhibition catalogue provides insights into her life and work. The New York presentation is organized by Sandhini Poddar, Associate Curator, Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Chinasaurs: Dinosaur Discoveries from China - Bruce Museum
Through April 21, 2013 - Greenwich

This exhibition features skeletons, skulls, nests and eggs of more than a dozen rare Asian dinosaurs, some highlighting new evidence of the close relationship between birds and dinosaurs. January 26, 2013-April 21, 2013.

Identity: An Exhibition of You! - Connecticut Science Center
Through April 21, 2013 - Hartford

Each visitor's own identity is front and center. The personalized experience allows you to look at your own fingerprints, see your personality as a musical spectrum, investigate where your brain stores your identity, map your social connections, and throughout the exhibition, see yourself from new perspectives: your future self, your symmetrical self, and yourself as a new gender or ethnicity. January 18, 2013-April 21, 2013.

African Penguins - Maritime Aquarium
Through April 21, 2013 - Norwalk

Back for a celebratory but brief encore, a small exhibit of Africa penguins will be on special display for two months. They waddle comically on land but swim gracefully in the water, all while dressed semi-formally in black-and-white attire. And they're not all from the South Pole. African penguins actually are native to temperate South Africa. Come learn more about these birds, whose conservation status is listed as vulnerable. Penguin encounters are available for an additional fee.

The Path of Nature: French Paintings from the Wheelock Whitney Collection, 1785-1850 - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

In 2003 the Metropolitan Museum acquired a significant group of paintings spanning a key period in European history, beginning with the advent of the French Revolution and concluding with the reign of Louis-Philippe. Assembled by the New York connoisseur Wheelock Whitney between 1972 and 2000, this collection reveals a rich tradition of painting out of doors nearly a century before Impressionism, thus amplifying the role of the natural world as a source of inspiration to artists on the cusp of the modern epoch. This exhibition of fifty paintings is the first to be devoted entirely to the Whitney collection and includes examples by numerous painters who are thought to be represented in no other American museum.

Drawing Surrealism - Morgan Library & Museum
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

Bringing together more than 160 works on paper by such iconic artists as Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington, and Joan Miro, this is the first major exhibition to explore the central role of drawing in surrealism, one of the most important movements in twentieth-century art. Once considered a minor medium, drawing became a predominant means of expression and innovation among surrealist artists in the first half of the twentieth century, resulting in a rich array of graphic techniques including automatic drawing, collage, decalcomania, exquisite corpse, and frottage.

Transformations 2 - Loft Artist Association
Through April 21, 2013 - Stamford

The exhibit will showcase the Loft Artists Association's members, as they exhibit their new creations from older artworks, recycled household items and other goodies, being used in an imaginative piece of art. Some items on display will include sea glass, newspapers, junk mail, old tools, and organic gems from the sea and earth. March 22-April 21, 2013.

Art for Everyone – The Federal Art Project in Connecticut - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through April 21, 2013 - Fairfield

This exhibit will feature more than 20 Connecticut artists of the Federal Art Project, who forever captured scenes of life in Connecticut on canvas during the Great Depression. The exhibit features over 20 Connecticut artists whose work was placed in public places, including courthouses, state hospitals, sanatoriums, post offices, schools, and libraries, and helped to broaden the idea that art should be enjoyed by everyone. March 14-April 21, 2013.

Cirque Du Solieil Presents 'Totem' - Citi Field Lot C.
Through April 21, 2013 - Flushing

The Orchid Show - New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

The 11th annual exhibition celebrates this storied flower in all its amazing forms with thousands of brilliantly colored orchids. The largest exhibition of its kind in the United States also offers insight into caring for orchids, music from around the world, and a gorgeous setting for evening cocktails. Elaborate and kaleidoscopic displays throughout the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory explode with orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. Tens of thousands of blooms--blue and purple vandas, green and yellow cymbidiums, delicate pink and white moth orchids, and more--stand out amid stately palms and exotic tropical leaves. This year The Orchid Show is designed by Francisca P. Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions at the Garden. Coehlho is best known for her plantsmanship and key role in the design and development of high-profile shows in the Conservatory.

Tony Hawk / Rad Science - New York Hall of Science
Through April 22, 2013 - Corona

Find out how the physics of gravity, force, velocity and balance make radical tricks possible in action sports in this program that runs through April 22. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

German Expressionism 1900-1930: Masterpieces from the Neue Galerie Collection - Neue Galerie
Through April 22, 2013 - New York

The Neue Galerie presents important works of German Expressionism from its permanent collection. The exhibition examines themes of primitivism and modernity, two poles of Expressionism that artists employed to free themselves from the academic conventions of the 19th century.

German & Austrian Decorative Arts from Jugendstil to the Bauhaus: The Harry C. Sigman Gift - Neue Galerie
Through April 22, 2013 - New York

Featuring over 100 works of German and Austrian decorative arts from Los Angeles-based attorney and collector Harry C. Sigman.

The Orchid Show - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

The 11th annual exhibition celebrates this storied flower in all its amazing forms with thousands of brilliantly colored orchids. The largest exhibition of its kind in the United States also offers insight into caring for orchids, music from around the world, and a gorgeous setting for evening cocktails. Elaborate and kaleidoscopic displays throughout the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory explode with orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. Tens of thousands of blooms -- blue and purple vandas, green and yellow cymbidiums, delicate pink and white moth orchids, and more -- stand out amid stately palms and exotic tropical leaves. This year, The Orchid Show is designed by Francisca P. Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions at the Garden. Coehlho is best known for her plantsmanship and key role in the design and development of high profile shows in the Conservatory. There will be demonstrations, Q&A's, guided tours, lectures, evening events, and classes. An All-Garden Pass includes admission to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children's Adventure Garden, Rock Garden, Tram Tour, and more. Through April 22.

Orchid Care Demonstrations - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

A series of hands-on demonstrations shows you how to grow and care for orchids at home. Topics vary each weekend and cover the most frequently asked questions on topics such as Potting and Dividing Orchids, Basic Orchid Care, and Fragrant Orchids.

Music from the World of Orchids - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

Orchids intrigue and inspire people in every country and culture. Enjoy a selection of music from around the world as different artists play popular tunes from a featured continent each weekend.

The Orchid Show Q&A - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

Garden guides highlight parts of the permanent collection and special exhibition to add insight to your experience of The Orchid Show.

The Orchid Show - Guided Tours - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

Tour The Orchid Show with an expert guide who will provide an in-depth look at rare and extraordinary orchid specimens. Meet in the Palms of the World Gallery in the Conservatory. Through April 22.

Make it Grand - New York Transit Museum
Through April 23, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Join the Museum during spring break for Make It Grand!, an original, interactive musical that celebrates 100 years of Grand Central Terminal. The program is free with Museum admission. Performance is approximately 30 minutes in length. Recommended for ages 4 and older.

Pre- K Sports Trial Class (Ages 3-5 drop off) - Gymboree Play & Msuic of Scarsdale
Through April 24, 2013 - Scarsdale

Kids only are invited to have fun, get some physical exercise, and learn about team-building through fitness-inspired activities. Activities focus on developing the skills involved in soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball, hockey, racquet sports, track and field, and golf. Activities are designed to get preschoolers engaged in non-competitive interactive games and sports which emphasize flexibility, confidence, and emotional well-being to build strong bodies and minds. This 1-hour drop off class runs on Wednesday or Thursday. For more information, or to sign up for your FREE preview class please visit gymboreeclasses.com/scarsdaleny.site, or call the center at 914-472-0192.

Kandinsky 1911-1913 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through April 25, 2013 - 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.

Vanishing Point - Loft Artist Association
Through April 25, 2013 - Stamford

Max Weisen's art is on display. As his seventieth birthday approached, he decided to expand an interest in drawing and painting into a serious application of his skill with color and design. He has produced over 50 canvases covering portrait, landscape and still life, as well as fantasy subjects.

downUNDER Nutmeg Week - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Through April 25, 2013 - Fairfield

Cast your ballot for 2013 Teen Nutmeg nominated books and celebrate this year's selections by making a zombie (stuffed toy), solving codes and other book-inspired crafts in the downUnder Teen Center. Grades 6-12.

Benjamin Swett - New York City of Trees - Arsenal Gallery
Through April 26, 2013 - New York

We know that trees improve living conditions in cities by filtering and cooling the air, absorbing excess rainwater, and making neighborhoods more attractive. But little has been said about the importance of trees as keepers of a city's past. In this collection of personal narratives, historical observations, and color photographs, Benjamin Swett focuses on trees with stories to tell, adding a warm and welcome outlook that is unique to the city and its cosmopolitan character. The stories of these trees from all five boroughs -- some dating back to the Revolutionary era and before -- link the living with the past in an unusual, engaging way.

Songwoot Kaewvisit - Golden Grain - Tally Beck Contemporary
Through April 26, 2013 - New York

The Thai artist's first solo exhibition in New York, featuring five new paintings from Kaewvisit's Golden Grain series and two large-scale canvases from his Snake Oil series.

'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe' - St. Luke's Theatre
Through April 27, 2013 - Times Square

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

William Klein: Paintings, Etc. - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of rarely seen photographs and paintings by artist William Klein -- one of the leading photographers of the postwar era as well as an influential filmmaker, painter, and graphic artist -- unveiling his early paintings and experiments in photography spanning nearly half a century from the 1940s through 1990.

Hirali Sawa - Figment - James Cohan Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

A double projection, Lineament (2012) begins with a panning shot that travels across the rumpled white sheets of a single bed. If we might usually think of film as a technology of remembrance, curator Tom Morton writes of Lineament that it "is employed to a different end. Hiraki Sawa does not try to recover that which has been forgotten, but rather investigates the aftermath of forgetting -- a dreamlike state in which the usual rules of cause and effect are suspended, and new imaginative possibilities take root."

Zhang Xiaogang - Pace Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

A two-venue exhibition of new work by Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang. In addition to painting, Zhang Xiaogang has recently explored sculpture, working in bronze and gypsum.

American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold (1960s) - ACA Galleries
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

A traveling exhibition, organized by the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY.

Billy Childish - Lehmann Maupin
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of work by the English artist, painter, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist.

Charles Jarboe - New Paintings - Bernarducci Meisel Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Ed Ruscha - Books & Co. - Gagosian Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Ed Ruscha's publication of artist books beginning in the early 1960s had a profound effect on other contemporary artists. Bruce Nauman's Burning Small Fires (1969) was the first of many books directly influenced by and in conversation with Ruscha's publications; in this case Ruscha's Various Small Fires and Milk (1964), a book featuring documentary-like photographs of matches, a smoking pipe, and other forms of fire. The opening of Ed Ruscha Books & Co. will coincide with the release of MIT Press's Various Small Books: Referencing Small Books by Ed Ruscha (2013) and will feature over one hundred artist books by Ruscha and numerous others, showcasing Ruscha's lasting impact along with those he has inspired.

Diego Perrone - Scultura che non sia conchiglia non canta - Casey Kaplan Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Marian Osher - Celebration! - Ceres Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Osher's mixed-media artwork on canvas celebrates a broad spectrum of textures and colors that stimulate her personal vision. She hopes that viewers will feel tactile and sensory connections to their own experiences.

Joyce Parcher - Retrospective - Ceres Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of works from the past and the present --- perhaps portending the future. These acrylic, figurative, expressionist paintings, like time itself, have evolved but necessarily in a straight line.

Duane Michals: The Painted Photograph - DC Moore Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

The gallery's first exhibition of the work of Duane Michals, which focuses on his current series of hand-painted tintypes (2011-2013).

Barings in America - An Interactive Investment Experience - Museum of American Finance
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Barings Bank provided financial backing in the US from the nation's beginning through the industrial revolution. This exhibition explores five of the firm's US investments, some good and some bad. Barings chose to invest in the fledgling government and its industry. Would you have done the same?

Erwin Olaf - Berlin - Hasted Kraeutler
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

A new series of photographs by Erwin Olaf set in the capital of Germany. The series, composed of scenes and portraits, allude to a painful past in a photographed present, while self portraits of Olaf reflect an aging future. A selection of photographs from the series have been produced as carbon prints. Carbon printing, a traditional 19th century printing method with strong ties to Dutch art history, is an extremely time consuming and arduous process using pigments. Olaf sought out one of the only Carbon printers still working in the Netherlands, Kees Brandenburg, and together they combined contemporary technique, with 19th century methods to produce an unrivaled 21st century version of the Carbon print. Erwin Olaf's Keyhole series will also be on view, which alludes to the strong emotions of shame and humiliation. The photographs are accompanied by a installation where the viewer can look through the keyholes of two doors, and depending which view they choose, experience a sentiment of either happiness or shame. The Keyhole exhibition was honored as one of the highlights during Arco Madrid 2012.

Atlas, Kahrs, Mucha, Whiteread - Luhring Augustine
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Hurricane Sandy: Through the Lens of Local Photographers - ArtsWestchester
Through April 27, 2013 - White Plains

A photographic exhibition documenting the local devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, as well as the stories of endurance, community, and kindness during the wake of the storm. The exhibition will feature over 100 images submitted by professional and amateur photographers in addition to photos from The Journal News' archives. To RSVP to the opening, email lbanks@artswestchester.org.

Gregg Louis - Psychic Menagerie - Nohra Haime Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of new works by Brooklyn-based artist, including video works and sculpture.

Will Kurtz - Another S*** Show - Mike Weiss Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

The second solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Will Kurtz. Using the empty gallery as a site on which to stage operatic, all-encompassing mise-en-scene, Kurtz makes an ambitious, multi-part figure installation that throws the facade off human nature - albeit in canine terms. Constructed of unlikely materials such as newspaper, glue, wire and wood, more than 20 dogs of every breed, size and color, strain and cavort off the leash of a single human handler, each rendered more expressively than the next.

Jennifer Riley - Memory From Sight - Allegra LaViola Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

Recent paintings and drawings by Riley, with several large-scale paintings, smaller paintings, pastels, and ink drawings.

James Rieck - On Location - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

The paintings in this exhibition include compositions painted from digitally composited studies of figures in grandiose landscapes.

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.

Blues for Smoke - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

An interdisciplinary exhibition that explores a wide range of contemporary art through the lens of the blues and the blues aesthetic. Turning to the blues not simply as a musical category but as a field of artistic sensibilities and cultural idioms, the exhibition features works by nearly fifty artists from the 1950s to the present, as well as materials culled from music and popular entertainment. Blues for Smoke was conceived and developed by Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art curator Bennett Simpson, in consultation with the artist Glenn Ligon. The New York installation is being overseen by Whitney curator Chrissie Iles.

Raw/Cooked: Marela Zacarias - Brooklyn Museum
Through April 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

The seventh exhibition in the Raw/Cooked series, titled Supple Beat, presents the work of Gowanus-based artist Marela Zacarias. Recommended by Ramirez Jonas, Zacarias has created four site-specific sculptural works inspired by the Williamsburg Murals, uniting her interests in abstract forms, the history of objects, and urban renewal. Her large-scale pieces appear to be climbing the walls of the Museum's first-floor lobby and Great Hall, interacting with the architecture as if they were murals come to life. Zacarias draws on the concept of resilience implied by the Williamsburg Murals and explores the idea of bouncing back from adversity, relating to the history of the public housing project for which the murals were commissioned and the history of the works themselves. She constructs her unique sculptural forms from window screens and joint compound, which she then paints with original patterns. In Supple Beat, Zacarias's patterns are inspired by the related murals-- unique color palettes and geometric forms. Born and raised in Mexico City, Zacarias has painted more than thirty large-scale public murals. She holds an MFA from Hunter College.

Marcel Proust and Swann's Way: 100th Anniversary - Morgan Library & Museum
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time is one of the most influential and ambitious literary works of all time. The Morgan celebrates the 1913 publication of the first of its seven volumes, Swann's Way, with a fascinating selection of the author's notebooks, preliminary drafts, galley-proofs, and other documents from the collection of the Bibliotheque nationale de France. The works on display will provide unique insight into Proust's creative process and the birth of his masterpiece. Also on view will be period postcards with depictions of Illiers, which served as the inspiration for Proust's fictional town Combray, and Paris. Several letters between Proust and his mother, Jeanne, from the Morgan's collection, will be included.

David Deutsch : Neighbors and Strangers - Feature Inc
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

An exhibition by the painter/photographer.

Julie Buffalohead: Let the Show Begin - National Museum of the American Indian
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

Julie Buffalohead (Ponca) uses the iconography of childhood to explore deeper themes of storytelling, motherhood, and identity in this exhibition of her recent paintings. Soft and cuddly toy animals come to life in her work, but this sweet surface disguises the less pretty realities of parenting such as pain and worry. Buffalohead also uses these characters to attack stereotypes about Native people, exposing their artificiality by staging them as a child's game.

'A (Tooth) Fairy Tale' - Vital Theatre Company, McGinn/Cazale Theatre
Through April 28, 2013 - Upper West Side

Collecting teeth and delivering quarters is tiring work, and The Tooth Fairy is ready for a vacation. Luckily, she meets a young boy named Samuel who is sick and tired of being a kid, and all the rules that go with it. But when Samuel and the Tooth Fairy arrange to switch places, nothing goes exactly as planned as adventures ensue across the Upper West Side of Manhattan and throughout New York City. A (Tooth) Fairy Tale is a wild, silly adventure filled with shiny quarters, sugary candy, and learning who you're really meant to be. Through April 28. Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm.

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.

Modernist Art from India - Radical Terrain - Rubin Museum of Art
Through April 29, 2013 - New York

Radical Terrain is the final exhibition of a three-part series Modernist Art from India, that examines art from post-independence India. Radical Terrain highlights the diverse explorations of landscape in Indian art after independence, showing how landscape was a means for artists to come to terms with the vastness of India as a new nation. Also featured will be new work by international contemporary artists currently working in landscape, to be introduced during the exhibition.

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.

Wacky Tuesday - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids under 5 explore art, science, and culture in a wacky, fun, and exciting way.

Little Scientists - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids under 5 investigate the world of natural science with hands-on activities.

Tales for Tots - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Travel to far away places in your imagination by listening to tales from around the world.

Space Shuttle Enterprise: A Pioneer - Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - New York

"Space Shuttle Enterprise: A Pioneer" -- a new exhibition that explores the history of Enterprise and its critical role in the development of the space shuttle -- will open to the public on Thursday, January 17 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located at Pier 86 (46th Street and 12th Avenue) in Manhattan. "Space Shuttle Enterprise: A Pioneer" introduces Enterprise with compelling artifacts of the era -- such as space shuttle cockpit instruments, a flight helmet and model orbiters -- as well as archival images and video clips to illustrate the history and significance of the prototype orbiter. The exhibition celebrates the pilots and engineers who contributed to the Enterprise story in addition to the technological innovations that helped to make it an icon of the space program. This exhibition will also include photographs crowd sourced from the public who have documented Enterprise's journey from its origins in the 1970s to its expedition to the Intrepid Museum last spring. The exhibition will be open to the public through Spring 2013. In April 2012, the space shuttle Enterprise arrived in New York City and in July 2012, Enterprise joined the collection of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in a temporary, climate-controlled Space Shuttle Pavilion on the Flight Deck. However in late October, Hurricane Sandy damaged the pavilion, and as a result, Enterprise itself is not currently on public display. The exhibition is free with the price of admission to the museum. The museum is currently offering a Gift of Intrepid "buy one, get one free" promotion through February 15, 2013. The special social media offer is available to those who are Facebook fans of the Museum or those who follow the museum on Twitter. Visitors must print and bring with them the special coupon posted. For more information, visit www.intrepidmuseum.org.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through April 30, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. Apr. 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Rainbows - Long Island Children's Museum
Through April 30, 2013 - Garden City

Come learn the colors of the rainbow and how they are made. Have fun painting your own beautiful rainbow to brighten up April's spring showers. The program runs through April 30.

High School Art Salon Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through April 30, 2013 - Pelham

Advanced Placement art students from Bronxville, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Pelham high schools exhibit their works side by side creating a unique collective display. Pelham Art Center is delighted to announce the return of its high school student show (last year entitled "Advanced Art Student Exhibition"). The exhibition will feature artwork by students in advanced placement (AP) or upper-level art classes from four local high schools: Bronxville High School, Mount Vernon High School, New Rochelle High School, and Pelham Memorial High School. Over 60 works in a variety of media will be shown. For many of the artists, this exhibition will be the first time they show their works in public. AP art courses are designed for upper level high school students who are interested in pursuing art with added intensity. Many are preparing art portfolios as part of their applications to college. The High School Art Salon will be on view for one week, April 16-23, 2012.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through April 30, 2013 - 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. April 6: Welcome Spring with an Umbrella Suncatcher; April 13: Craft your own Rain Cloud wall Hanging; April 20: Hug the Earth to celebrate Earth Day; April 27: Create a Flowering Crafty Collage.

'The Importance of Being Ernest' - White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)
Through April 30, 2013 - White Plains

Oscar Wilde's comedic masterpiece about manners, class, and society. Dashing men-about-town John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff pursue fair ladies Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Matters are complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their on-the-sly activities - not to mention the disapproval of the formidable Lady Bracknell. Oscar Wilde's play is a humorous expose on British society and pokes gentle fun at pretense, all in the context of well-crafted language and delightful repartee. April 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 8pm; April 7 and 14 at 2pm.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through April 30, 2013 - White Plains

Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each bite. Parents can enjoy three-course meal (salad, entree, and chocolate), and kids under 14 can have two courses (entree and chocolate), all for a fixed price every Sunday in April from 12-4pm. Visit meltingpot.com/white-plains/specials for details.

APRIL IN PARIS: Susan Malloy Draws the City of Light for Young People - Westport Library
Through April 30, 2013 - Westport

A display of drawings by this Westport artist from a recent trip to Paris with her grandchildren. April 1- April 30,2013.

Poetry Month - Walt Whitman Birthplace
Through April 30, 2013 - Huntington

In honor of poetry month, Walt Whitman Birthplace is offering activities for kids who can "make and take" a poem in the Poetry Corner. Using spring themes of bunnies, tulips, chicks, butterflies and Easter eggs, kids can create their very own poems. Craft supplies will be available. In addition, step back to the 19th century and, with a knowledgeable interpreter, tour the farmhouse in which Whitman was born. Also, hear a recording of Walt's voice reading his poem, "America." April 1-April 30,2013.

Macy's Sunday Story Time - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through April 30, 2013 - Upper West Side

Enjoy a different story every week with DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society. Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Time provided by the Macy's Foundation.

TTK's '1Plus1Plus1' Art Show Feat. Music by TJ Mizell - White Rabbit
Through April 30, 2013 - New York

Fresh off the heels of his feature slot in the Ricky Powell Fall Classic Group Art Show, painter, record collector and Polo bon vivant TTK returns to White Rabbit with a team of visual artists he assembled to bring their artistic vision to the gallery. The opening ceremony for the show, titled 1Plus1Plus1 is on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7PM-1AM at White Rabbit, 145 E. Houston St. between Forsyth & Eldridge. Just added to the bill as minister of sound is DJ TJ Mizell, the son of Run DMC's very own Jam Master Jay. "I'm really excited they asked me to DJ for this show. The artists are so talented and my sound totally goes with their vibe. It's going to be a crazy night," TJ said. Presented by 2'12" and ChevonMedia, the 1Plus1Plus1 gallery show will feature KlashWon, a Brooklyn based artist who combines everyday life experience with iconic cultural figures, Sam Woolley, whose work explores the dark underbelly of fame and family and TTK, a jaunty, curatorial force whose surreal, colorful paintings bend reality to the will of an active imagination. The show will run throughout April with shirts, prints and other merchandise also available for purchase. White Rabbit is a Lower East Side gallery space in New York City, complete with a full bar and kitchen, serving Latin and Asian small plates nightly. The opening begins at 7:00 P.M. with conversations about the paintings and will turn into a musical celebration of the artists and their work as the night progresses. Guests can RSVP to ArtByTTK@gmail.com. About TTK - TTK is a Brooklyn based artist with an international audience from California to South Korea. He is known to infuse social concerns, his favorite pop icons, fashion, sports and music into his work. TTK's custom art clients include recording artists Dwele, Natalie of Floetry, as well as special projects for Cornell University, Hot 97 and Timberland. Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/472876976094833/

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.

Carole Eisner: Geometric Abstract Paintings, 1979-1982 - Susan Eley Fine Art
Through May 01, 2013 - New York

During a brief period of her distinguished career, Carole Eisner painted a series of some 30 geometric abstractions from 1979-1982. Eisner has had numerous exhibitions, but this is the first showing of this rare body of work, characterized by dashes, squiggles, Xs, rectangles, lines and triangles, electrified and suspended against plains of flat, saturated color.

Nyack Winter Farmer's Market - Nyack Center
Through May 02, 2013 - Nyack

Farm market fans have no fear, the Nyack market is moving indoors for the winter. Familiar vendors from the summer market will be on hand each Thursday through May 2 selling locally-produced food, wine, baked goods, and more.

Ultimate Fitness for Kids with Special Needs - 14th Street Y
Through May 03, 2013 - East Village

A total body fitness class for kids ages 10-14 who are on the autism spectrum. Kids will learn how to exercise in a safe and fun way. The Ultimate Fitness program encourages a supportive atmosphere through a variety of exercises designed to increase physical fitness and promote teamwork. Activities include obstacle courses, exercise circuits, relay races, and lots of fun, team-related games. This class is part of the 14th Street Y's Kol Program, which hosts several weekend classes for kids with special needs. The program is geared for children on the high-functioning end of the autistic spectrum and children with communication and language delays. For more information or to receive an application, contact Amanda Kayam at Amanda_Kayam@14StreetY.org or 646-395-4339.

Works from MoCCA and SI Permanent Collection - Society of Illustrators
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Featuring works from the collections of the Society of Illustrators and the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art.

Kenny Scharf - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of works by the Brooklyn-based American painter (b. 1958).

Yael Bartana - Petzel Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of work from the Israeli video artist.

Zach Harris - Zach Feuer Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Shelly Malkin - Mind Journeys - James Graham & Sons
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Eli Ping - Susan Inglett Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Eli Ping's fourth solo exhibition with the gallery.

Treasures from the Vault - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

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

Seismic Shifts: 10 Visionaries in Contemporary Art and Architecture - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Featuring works by Nick Cave, Bill Viola, Thornton Dial, Tom Friedman, Vik Muniz, Kate Orff, Betye Saar, and others, highlighting some of the most important artists of today, known for challenging conventions.

The 2013 Annual - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

A tradition at the Academy since its founding in 1826, the exhibition includes work by recently elected Academy members and highlights their important contribution to American culture.

The Dream Continues: Photographs of Martin Luther King Murals by Vergara - New-York Historical Society
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Since the 1970s Camilo Vergara has been traveling across the United States photographing and thus documenting hand-painted murals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as they appeared on the walls of establishments such as car repair shops, barbershops, and fast food restaurants in city streets and alley ways. The folk art portraits have expressed how the inner-city residents saw the slain civil rights leader--at times a statesman, a hero, a visionary, or a martyr. Vergara also discovered that these images were often based on iconic photographs of Dr. King but that, depending upon the neighborhood where they were created, the portraits could take on the likeness of Latinos, Native Americans, or Asians.

Roman Vishniac Rediscovered - International Center of Photography
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Roman Vishniac Rediscovered brings together four decades of work by an extraordinarily versatile and innovative photographer for the first time. Vishniac (1897-1990) created the most widely recognized and reproduced photographic record of Jewish life in Eastern Europe between the two World Wars. These celebrated photographs were taken on assignment for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the world's largest Jewish relief organization, from 1935–38, yet this exhibition follows the photographer's long and accomplished career from the early 1920s through the 1950s.This exhibition introduces recently discovered and radically diverse new bodies of work by Vishniac, and repositions his iconic photographs of Eastern Europe within the broader tradition of 1930s commissioned social documentary photography. The exhibition is organized by ICP Adjunct Curator Maya Benton.

We Went Back: Photographs from Europe 1933-1956 by Chim - International Center of Photography
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

This retrospective exhibition traces the development of Chim's career as an intellectually engaged photojournalist, placing his life and work in the broader context of 1930s-50s photography and European politics. Born Dawid Szymin in Warsaw, Chim (who after WWII published under the name David Seymour) began his career in 1933 photographing for leftist magazines in Paris. In 1936, along with his friends Robert Capa and Gerda Taro, Chim traveled to Spain to photograph the civil war in support of the Republican side, publishing regularly in all the major European and American picture magazines. Chim was an astute observer of 20th-century European political affairs, workers' rights, and culture, from the beginnings of the antifascist struggle to the rebuilding of countries ravaged by World War II. The exhibition will showcase over 120 mainly vintage black-and white and color prints, publications in which his work originally appeared, contact sheets, and personal material. The exhibition is organized by ICP Curator Cynthia Young.

Attack of the Bloodsuckers! - Long Island Children's Museum
Through May 05, 2013 - Garden City

Explore the science of what's eating you in this skin-crawling exhibition. Examine the what, why, when and how of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, leeches and other parasites known as sanguinivores (creatures that eat blood). Learn why bloodsuckers are important to the ecosystem and how to keep them out of your system. Attack of the Bloodsuckers! offer visitors the chance to look a real leech in the mouth; pull off your socks and test your bug-appealing foot odor; receive a big hug from a giant, inflating tick; get itchy and knotty with the life-size game of "Twitcher" - a buggy variation on the game Twister. This exhibition runs through May 5, 2013.

March for Babies Fundraiser - Blue Hill Plaza
Through May 05, 2013 - Pearl River

March of Dimes hosts this five mile walk and fundraiser. Registration starts at 9am. Walk starts at 10am.

Projects 99: Meiro Koizumi - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through May 06, 2013 - New York

Working in video and performance, Meiro Koizumi (Japanese, b. 1976) has built a compelling body of work that deals with power dynamics on scales from the familial to the national, and examines questions of political and psychological control. Implicating himself, his performers, and the viewer through choreographed emotional manipulations, Koizumi creates works that straddle the uncomfortable and indefinable line between cruelty and comedy. His first solo museum presentation in the United States, Projects 99 includes a selection of earlier projects, as well as Defect in Vision (2011), Meiro's most ambitious and accomplished project to date. Probing the idea of blindness -- both philosophical and physical -- the piece is projected on two sides of a single screen, preventing the viewer from taking in both views at once. The action follows two performers who repeatedly enact a domestic scene set during World War II. While staged in the historical past, the scene's portent of impending catastrophe has taken on a new relevance following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, in a work that is incisive, thought-provoking, and visually lush.

Charting Fluxus: George Maciunas's Ambitious Art History - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through May 06, 2013 - New York

Fluxus was an international network of artists active in the 1960s and 1970s. Through the tireless efforts of its founder George Maciunas, Fluxus presented festivals and concerts and distributed artists' multiples, which Maciunas fabricated in his Soho loft. Collective, performative, anti-institutional, and irreverent, Fluxus sought to bridge the gaps between different artistic mediums and between art and life.

Gutai: Splendid Playground - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 08, 2013 - New York

As part of the Guggenheim's Asian Art Program, the museum presents North America's first museum exhibition devoted to Gutai, the most influential artists' collective and artistic movement in postwar Japan and one of the most important international avant-garde movements of the 1950s and 1960s. Organized thematically and chronologically to explore Gutai's inventive approach to materials, process, and performativity, the exhibition explores the group's radical experimentation across a range of media and styles and demonstrates how individual artists pushed the limits of what art could be in a postatomic age. The spectrum of works includes painting, experimental performance and film, indoor and outdoor installation art, sound art, interactive or "playful" art, light art, and Kinetic art. The exhibition comprises some 120 objects by 25 artists on loan from museum and private collections in Japan, the United States, and Europe, and offers new scholarship, especially on so-called late Gutai works that date from 1965 to 1972. Gutai: Splendid Playground is organized by Ming Tiampo, Associate Professor of Art History, Carleton University, Ottawa, and Alexandra Munroe, Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. This exhibition is supported in part by The Japan Foundation and the Dedalus Foundation, Inc. The Leadership Committee for Gutai: Splendid Playground is gratefully acknowledged for its support.

Das Wandernde Sternlein - Czech Center New York
Through May 09, 2013 - New York

Exhibition by the Czech artist MARK THER, featuring his award winning film Das Wandernde Sternlein, 2011. The film takes place in the dark forest of the Czech frontiers, the Sudetenland, and presents woods and wilderness as the site of childhood nightmares and secret rituals. Exhibition opening: Thursday, March 21 at 7PM. Open through May 9. More info: www.czechcenter.com

The Comic Art of Harvey Kurtzman - Society of Illustrators
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

This retrospective, curated by Monte Beauchamp (founder, editor, and designer of BLABWORLD, an anthology of painting, illustration, print making, and sequential art) and pioneering underground cartoonist, writer, editor, and publisher Denis Kitchen presents many rare artifacts and original art culled from private collections and the Kurtzman estate.

Anne Harris - New Paintings - Alexandre Gallery
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

Exhibition Space - apexart
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

Exhibition Space considers the aesthetic and conceptual implications of photography and its pivotal role in two early milestones of the US exploration of space.

Judy Glantzman - Betty Cuningham Gallery
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

An exhibition featuring the painter's works.

Soonja Han: The Space of Art - The Art of Space - De Buck Gallery
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

The Paris-based artist's first solo exhibition in NYC.

Framed: Step into Art - Stepping Stones Museum
Through May 12, 2013 - Norwalk

Children can enter the framework of famous paintings and experience art by as they physically enter a scene and are encouraged to interpret, express and connect with art. They can ride a giant chicken attached to a wagon, set up a camp in the Canadian Rockies, prepare dinner for a group of hungry farmers. They can become an art gallery director, selecting and exhibiting art in their own gallery, as well as explore the exhibit through Art Hunt Cards. The exhibit was produced by the Minnesota Children's Museum for the members of the Youth Museum Exhibit Collaborative (YMEC). Through May 12, 2013.

Degas, Miss La La, and the Cirque Fernando - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 12, 2013 - New York

For several successive evenings in January 1879, Edgar Degas (1834-1917) attended performances at the Cirque Fernando by one of the most famous circus performers of his time, an aerialist known as Miss La La. For her extraordinary act, Miss La La was slowly hoisted nearly seventy feet into the circus's domed roof, suspended solely from a rope clenched between her teeth. Degas produced a number of studies of the performer and the circus building--drawings, pastels, and an oil sketch--before creating his celebrated painting, Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando. The exhibition brings together for the first time Degas's remarkable painting, on loan from the National Gallery, London, and nearly all of the related preparatory works. Also on view will be images of the Cirque Fernando by Degas's contemporaries, photographs of Miss La La and her troupe, and posters and other printed material.

Cirque du Soleil - Totem - Citi Field
Through May 12, 2013 - Flushing

Written and directed by internationally renowned multidisciplinary artist Robert Lepage, TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. Somewhere between science and legend TOTEM explores the ties that bind Man to other species, his dreams and his infinite potential.

Tim Lee: In Focus - Asia Society and Museum
Through May 12, 2013 - New York

Made specifically for the Asia Society, artist Tim Lee's Blowin' in the Wind, Bob Dylan, 1963, an interactive multimedia installation, is meant to function as a karaoke pavilion in which the audience is invited to sing along to the accompaniment of the artist's guitar cover of Dylan's iconic folk anthem. The participatory exhibition is meant to provoke a thoughtful consideration of how our understanding of a situation is often relative to our own personal experiences.

Preschool Playgroup - Kirkbride Hall
Through May 14, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with pre-schoolers are invited to this weekly playgroup, which meets most Tuesdays (skips March 26) through May 14. Kirkbride Hall is a gymnasium with plenty of space for kids to run, jump, dance or otherwise have fun.

Form Is Emptiness, Abstract Paintings by Michael Katz - Tibet House US Gallery
Through May 14, 2013 - New York

Featuring the vibrant works of renowned artist Michael Katz. A portion of all sales will benefit Tibet House US and its ongoing work to preserve and present Tibetan culture. Michael Katz is a celebrated writer, doctor, and visual artist based in New York City. Form Is Emptiness, his first exhibit for the Tibet House US, is an impressive display of his abstract expressionist work. Working with acrylic and mixed media, Katz skillfully combines fragments into cohesive and dynamic images full of color and depth. Each piece is reflective of the energy and layers of the Buddhist journey, communicating a sense of possibility, freedom, and spontaneity. In addition to the influence of Buddhism, Katz' artwork is inspired by music, yoga, dance, and particularly his career as a psychologist. Known for his dream workshops, as well as authoring two books on the subject, the connection between his art and psychology is, as the artist says, "just there. My paintings are an amalgamation of who I am."

Preschool Playgroup - Kirkbride Hall
Through May 15, 2013 - Stony Point

Parents with pre-schoolers are invited to this weekly playgroup, which meets most Wednesdays (skips March 27) through May 15. Kirkbride Hall is a gymnasium with plenty of space for kids to run, jump, dance or otherwise have fun.

Mamaroneck Indoor Winter Farmers' Market - St. Thomas Episcopal Church - Heathcote Hall
Through May 18, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Farm-fresh foods from local vendors. The Mamaroneck Winter Farmers Market will be held indoors during the cold winter days, and move out to St. Thomas Church parking lot in the warmer days of spring. Down to Earth Markets has confirmed the following vendors for the 2013 season: Amazing Real Live Food Company (day vendor), American Pride Seafood, Bombay Emerald Chutney Company, Dr. Pickle, Feather Ridge Farm, Flourish Baking Company, Gaia's Breath Farm, Gajeski Produce, Maura & Nuccia, Meredith's Country Bakery, Orchards of Concklin, Orwashers Bakery, Red Barn Bakery, Stone & Thistle Farm, and Tierra Farm. Saturdays, 9am-1pm, through May 18.

Bill Griffith - Society of Illustrators
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

A celebration of the creator of Zippy the Pinhead.

Mitsuko Miwa - Rendition - Longhouse Projects
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

The inaugural exhibition at this new SoHo gallery is Miwa's first solo exhibition in NYC, which "focuses on multiplicity within the medium of painting."

Arty Facts - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 19, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Children ages 4-7 and their adult friends explore the galleries, enjoy a family activity, and make their own art in this 90-minute class, each one a variation on a monthly theme.

Superreal: Alternative Realities in Photography and Video - El Museo Del Barrio
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

This exhibition explores the layered meaning and interpretation of the real as represented through photography and video. Drawing on the presentation of the landscape, the human figure, the world of architecture, objects and natural phenomena, the works in this exhibition explore alternative realities.

The Panoramic River: the Hudson and the Thames - Hudson River Museum
Through May 19, 2013 - Yonkers

In the late 18th century, British artists developed the large-scale panorama, which became a popular form of entertainment in Europe and the United States. The Hudson River Museum's exhibition, "The Panoramic River: the Hudson and the Thames," explores the panoramic vista as the ideal expression for a new, all-embracing way of seeing the landscape that influenced how the public and artists perceived it as well. By the early 19th century, painters such as Robert Havell Jr. worked to express this panoramic perspective in their choice and depiction of vistas. Havell and other artists in the exhibition such as Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, and John Kensett, favored the chain of cities, suburbs, and countryside along these two rivers, where horizontal planes and historical associations gave form to both artistic and cultural expression. "The Panoramic River" features loans from museums, galleries, and private collections. Museums lending paintings include: Baltimore Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Fenimore Art Museum, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College; Maryland State Archives; Metropolitan Museum of Art; The New-York Historical Society; and Princeton University Art Museum. "The Panoramic River" is organized by Hudson River Museum co-curators Bartholomew Bland, Director of Curatorial Affairs, and Laura Vookles, Chief Curator of Collections. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with additional essays by Pat Hardy, Curator of Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Museum of London, and Geoff Snell, Doctoral Student, University of Sussex and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England. The exhibition and the accompanying catalogue have been made possible by a generous grant from the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc. On view through May 19, 2013.

Piero della Francesca in America - Frick Collection
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

Revered in his own time as a 'monarch' of painting, Piero della Francesca (1411/13-1492) is acknowledged today as a founding figure of the Italian Renaissance. In early 2013, The Frick Collection will present the first monographic exhibition in the United States dedicated to the artist. It brings together seven works by Piero della Francesca, including six panels from the Saint' Agostino altarpiece -- the largest number from this masterwork ever reassembled. They will be joined by the Virgin and Child Enthroned with Attendant Angels, his only intact altarpiece in this country. Piero della Francesca in America is organized by the Frick's Andrew W. Mellon Fellow and guest curator Nathaniel Silver.

Audubon's Aviary: Part I of the Complete Flock - New-York Historical Society
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

To celebrate the sesquicentennial of the New-York Historical Society's purchase of the Audubon avian watercolors and the the release of the lavishly illustrated book Audubon's Aviary: The Original Watercolors for "The Birds of America"―published by the New-York Historical Society and Skira/Rizzoli and winner of a 2013 New York Book Show Award--the New-York Historical Society plans a sweeping three-part exhibition to showcase every masterpiece from its unparalleled collection of John James Audubon's preparatory watercolor models for the sumptuous double-elephant-folio print edition of The Birds of America (1827-38). Over three years Audubon's Aviary: The Complete Flock (Parts I-III), will feature all 474 stunning avian watercolors by Audubon in the collection, alongside engaging state-of-the-art media installations that will provide a deeper understanding of the connection between art and nature.

Jake Talks - Rockland World Radio
Through May 20, 2013 - Nyack

The JCC is seeking local teens for its weekly internet radio show, Jake Talks. Students will cover news and "hot topics" while having fun and learning the ins and outs of radio broadcasting. The show airs live each Monday at 5pm. Hear the show at rocklandworldradio.com. Listeners can call in to share their views by dialing 845-353-2910. Interested participants should contact Cathie Izen at cathiei@jccrockland.org, 845-362-4400 extension 103. Each Monday through May 20.

Mercury Retrograde: Animated Realities - Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
Through May 21, 2013 - New York

An international selection of artists making animated videos. The exhibition is curated by William Heath & Zeljka Himbele, and features animations by Brian Alfred, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, Aline Bouvy & John Gillis, eteam, Cliff Evans, Jan Nalevka and Noah Spiderman & Scott Gelber.

No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 22, 2013 - New York

The Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative identifies and supports a network of curators and artists from South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa in a comprehensive five-year program involving curatorial residencies, acquisitions for the Guggenheim's collection, international touring exhibitions, and far-reaching educational activities. The first exhibition, No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia, organized by June Yap, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, South and Southeast Asia, will open at the Guggenheim Museum on February 22, 2013. The exhibition focuses on the artistic practices and cultural traditions of that region, which includes Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India. The artworks in the exhibition, along with others acquired as part of Guggenheim UBS MAP, will enter the Guggenheim's permanent collection under the auspices of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Purchase Fund.

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.

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
Through May 26, 2013 - Gramercy

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO), which includes about 25 talented musicians between the ages of 11 and 18, burns through jazz classics while listeners enjoys Blue Smoke's brunch menu (lunch menu, kids menu, and full bar are also available). Jazz Standard donates $1 from each kid's menu item sold to Spoons Across America.

Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed - American Folk Art Museum
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

Organized by the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, this exhibition includes more than 40 oil paintings spanning William Matthew Prior's career from 1824 to 1856. Through his pragmatic marketing strategy, Prior was able to document the faces of middle-class Americans throughout his lifetime, making art accessible to a previously overlooked group. A versatile artist, Prior is well known not only for the skill and range of his technique but for the diversity of his sitters. Prior's involvement with Millerism (early Adventism) was instrumental in his personal development as well as providing access to new clients, including many African Americans.

Women's Studies - American Folk Art Museum
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

The late twentieth century has seen great strides for women working within visual mediums, yet the male gaze persists as the primary perspective from which women are considered -- and thus perceived - in film and art. This exhibition presents drawings and photographs of women by four self-taught artists from the1940s through the late twentieth century, two male, two female. Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Paul D. Humphrey, Nellie Mae Rowe, and Inez Nathaniel Walker offer four very different approaches that raise questions of intent, portrayal, and self-identity: Are the portraits acts of creation or acts of documentation, mimesis or wish fulfillment? Are self-taught artists immune from the pervasive male gaze of mainstream artmaking spheres, or do they reflect a gender divide that still runs deeply within American society?

Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum - Brooklyn Museum
Through May 26, 2013 - Brooklyn

Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum presents a selection of over 100 of the finest, rarely seen drawings and sketchbooks from the Museum's world-renowned collection of American art. Produced between 1768 and 1945 in a wide range of media (including graphite, pen and ink, crayon, charcoal, and pastel), the featured objects represent a variety of iconographies, styles, and practices in the history of American graphic arts. More than seventy artists are represented, including Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper, and Marsden Hartley. The exhibition is organized into six thematic sections, examining portraiture, nudes, the clothed figure, narrative subjects, and natural and urban environments. It is accompanied by a scholarly catalogue including interpretive essays, illustrated catalogue entries, and a selected bibliography.

NYC 1993: Experimental, Jet Set, Trash and No Star - New Museum
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

"NYC 1993" looks at art made and exhibited in New York over the course of one year, providing a synchronic panorama in which established artists and emerging figures of the time are presented alongside the work of authors whose influence has since faded from the discussion.

Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery - Museum of Biblical Art
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

The remarkable wealth and breadth of African American artists' interpretations of Biblical stories and traditions in historic and contemporary art is the subject of a loan exhibition investigating the ever-shifting intersections and crossroads of aesthetics and belief. Themes that recur throughout Ashe to Amen include creation, revelation, faith, liberation, and identity.

Reaching Out - American Bible Society and the African American Community - Museum of Biblical Art
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

An exhibit tracing American Bible Society's relationship with the African American community built through Bible publication and distribution.

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter! - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 27, 2013 - New York

The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter!, a perennial favorite visited by millions of children and adults, returns to the American Museum of Natural History. This popular winter attraction invites visitors to mingle with up to 500 iridescent butterflies fluttering among blooming tropical flowers and lush green vegetation inside a free-standing, balmy, 1,200-square-foot enclosure.

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 Hugo Boss Prize 2012 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through May 27, 2013 - New York

The Hugo Boss Prize is a biennial award founded in 1996 to honor significant achievement in contemporary art. From a group of six finalists selected by an international jury of curators, Danh Vo was announced as the winner of the ninth prize on November 1, 2012. A solo exhibition of his work will be presented at the Guggenheim in spring 2013. Previous winners include Matthew Barney (1996), Douglas Gordon (1998), Marjetica Potrc (2000), Pierre Huyghe (2002), Rirkrit Tiravanija (2004), Tacita Dean (2006), Emily Jacir (2008), and Hans-Peter Feldmann (2010). The Hugo Boss Prize 2012 is organized by Katherine Brinson, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and is made possible by HUGO BOSS.

NIGHTWATCH: The Art of Greg Mort - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through May 27, 2013 - Stamford

Greg Mort, a Maryland artist with a well-established national reputation, has his eyes firmly in the sky in this selection of original artworks. Mort conveys his awe, respect, and love of nature in his artworks, which can be found at the White House, the Smithsonian Institution and in the collection of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA). February 16 - May 27, 2013.

THE PRINTS OF ETIENNE LEOPOLD TROUVELOT - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through May 27, 2013 - Stamford

Etienne Leopold Trouvelot (1827 ? 1895) had a career as an astronomical artist, after a disastrous career as an entomologist. He introduced the Gypsy Moth to North America accidentally, in 1869. Trouvelot?s exacting details and nuanced shading produced imagery that rivaled even the finest and most technologically advanced photographic images of the time. Today, Trouvelot?s works endure as the most detailed and meticulous illustrations of celestial phenomena ever complied. Included in the exhibition will be images as varied as the Planet Jupiter, The Great Comet of 1881 and the Partial Eclipse of the Moon.

Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 27, 2013 - New York

Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity will present a revealing look at the role of fashion in the works of the Impressionists and their contemporaries. Some eighty major figure paintings, seen in concert with period costumes, accessories, fashion plates, photographs, and popular prints, will highlight the vital relationship between fashion and art during the pivotal years, from the mid-1860s to the mid-1880s, when Paris emerged as the style capital of the world. With the rise of the department store, the advent of ready-made wear, and the proliferation of fashion magazines, those at the forefront of the avant-garde -- from Manet, Monet, and Renoir to Baudelaire, Mallarme, and Zola -- turned a fresh eye to contemporary dress, embracing la mode as the harbinger of la modernite. The novelty, vibrancy, and fleeting allure of the latest trends in fashion proved seductive for a generation of artists and writers who sought to give expression to the pulse of modern life in all its nuanced richness. Without rivaling the meticulous detail of society portraitists such as Tissot or Stevens or the graphic flair of fashion plates, the Impressionists nonetheless engaged similar strategies in the making (and in the marketing) of their pictures of stylish men and women that sought to reflect the spirit of their age.

10-Foot Cops - Children's Museum of Manhattan
Through May 27, 2013 - Upper West Side

The Children's Museum of Manhattan is hosting 10-Foot Cops: The NYPD's Mounted Unit, a glimpse into the history and daily lives of officers from New York City's Mounted Police Force. Opening January 26 and running through May 27, the exhibit is on loan from the New York City Police Museum, which is temporarily closed due to damage sustained from Hurricane Sandy. NYCPM will reopen in the Spring of 2013. Since its origins in the 19th century, the NYPD's Mounted Police has been regarded as one of New York City's most elite units. Unique, highly visible, and known by their colorful nickname, 10-Foot Cops, these officers are involved in all aspects of policing the city. 10-Foot Cops uses more than 40 original artifacts to explore the lives the men, women, and horses at the heart of this mounted unit. Children can have their picture taken sitting in a saddle and see uniforms, paintings, historic photographs and illustrations. The exhibit also includes a replica of a NYPD horse stable and shorts from the 1940 NYPD film "Training Police Horses" and a clip from the Department's "Inside the NYPD" from 2007. Visitors will come away with an appreciation of the training and dedication required of both police officer and horse alike from the story of the mounted unit's rich history and their continuing day-to-day policing operations in parks, on city streets and at parades and public demonstrations.

After Photoshop Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 27, 2013 - New York

This installation explores various ways in which artists, including Nancy Burson, Filip Dujardin, Joan Fontcuberta, Beate Gutschow, and others, have used digital technology to alter the photographic image from the 1980s to the present.

Street - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through May 27, 2013 - New York

Street, a new video by the British-born artist James Nares, forms the centerpiece of this exhibition. Over the course of a week in September 2011, Nares -- a New Yorker since 1974 -- ecorded sixteen hours of footage of people on the streets of Manhattan from a moving car using a high-definition camera usually used to record fast-moving subjects such as speeding bullets and hummingbirds. He then greatly slowed his source material, editing down the results to one hour of steady, continuous motion and scoring it with music for twelve-string guitar composed and performed by his friend Thurston Moore, co-founder of Sonic Youth.

Transit Tots - New York Transit Museum
Through May 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Stories, games and surprises for our youngest transportation fans.

Little New-Yorkers - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through May 31, 2013 - Upper West Side

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

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.

Art classes - The Painted Cloud
Through May 31, 2013 - 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.

Art Classes - Chroma
Through May 31, 2013 - 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!

Namaste Yoga Health and Wellness - Namaste Yoga of Kensington
Through May 31, 2013 - Kensington

Namaste offers a range of yoga classes for all ages, as well as Zumba fitness classes, kickboxing, pilates, belly dancing, and more.

Awesome Osprey - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Through May 31, 2013 - Broad Channel

Nature lovers can observe the South Marsh Osprey as they prepare to raise a family. Stop by between 2pm-4pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays between March 24 and May 31. Hear the remarkable stories of their annual long-distance migrations and their recovery in the US. Spotting scope provided for up-close views of these majestic birds of prey.

Louis Armstrong at Freedomland - Louis Armstrong House Museum
Through May 31, 2013 - Corona

The story of the early 1960s is in many ways a story of freedom. In the United States, African-Americans were growing more vocal in their struggle for Civil Rights. A nation turned with hope to young president John F. Kennedy to lead them through the Cold War. The Berlin Wall was constructed in August 1961, splitting one of Europe's biggest cities in half. The Vietnam War was beckoning. Looking to escape the often volatile reports on the nightly news, Americans looked for escape in this era through sporting events, television and even in amusement parks, most notably Disneyland. After helping Disneyland open in 1955, that park's Vice President, Cornelius Vanderbilt Wood Jr. left and began his own corporation, focusing on designing a New York version of the park. On June 19, 1960, Freedomland U.S.A., "The World's Largest Entertainment Center," opened in the Bronx in front of a crowd of 63,000 guests. Though the 85-acre park was larger than Disneyland, it was already in debt by its second year and would close in 1964 after just five seasons. Beginning in 1961, Freedomland's "Moon Bowl" (echoing the era's "space race) became a venue for some of the top entertainment acts in America, including Chubby Checker, Tony Bennett, and Louis Armstrong, who performed there in 1961 and 1964. The Louis Armstrong House Museum's vast collections contain many precious artifacts and previously unseen photographs by Jack Bradley, helping "Louis Armstrong at Freedomland" to paint an intimate portrait of Armstrong on stage and off during this turbulent time in history, spreading joy to fans young and old with his integrated band of All Stars.

Cesar Galicia - Forum Gallery
Through May 31, 2013 - New York

Spanish painter Cesar Galicia has been a Forum Gallery Artist since 1994.

Friday Singalong with Jarrod - Greenlight Bookstore
Through May 31, 2013 - Fort Greene

Greenlight offers a weekly singalong/story time event for babies and toddlers each Friday afternoon! Meet in the kids section for 40 minutes of favorite songs and stories for the littlest booklovers, led by Greenlight bookseller Jarrod and his trusty guitar.

Exhibition: Re-Imagining Past Possessions - Works of Recycled Materials. - transFORM Gallery
Through May 31, 2013 - New Rochelle

transFORM Gallery and Elisa Contemporary Art co-curate an international, eco-minded art exhibit in honor of our planet, "Re-Imagining Past Possessions - Works of Recycled Materials." The exhibit will run through May 31, 2013. This exhibit brings together artists from around the world to save the earth. Each artist's artwork is created from recycled and reused materials including magazines, scrap metal, junk mail, and other discarded items. Artists included: Carole Eisner, Aurora Robson, Rodolfo Edward, Lisa Mee Doherty, and Adriana Rostovsky.

Math & Science Homework Help - Long Island Science Center
Through June 01, 2013 - Riverhead

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

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.

The Cultural Sunday School, Kidschool, Preschool, and Bar and Bat Mitzvah Programs - City Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
Through June 02, 2013 - Upper West Side

Two Sundays a month, tots and teens 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.

Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

Featuring nearly 150 of DeFeo's works, many of which will be exhibited for the first time. The show traces motifs and themes the artist examined throughout her career in drawings, photographs, collages, jewelry, and the monumental paintings for which she is best known.

Lure of the Ocean: The Art of Stanley Meltzoff - Bruce Museum
Through June 02, 2013 - Greenwich

This new art and science exhibition features approximately 30 paintings by Stanley Meltzoff, the master of portraying fish in their environments -– from the New Jersey shore to the shallows of the Caribbean and the deep Atlantic waters. February 9-June 2, 2013.

The Artful Recluse: Painting, Poetry, and Politics in 17th-Century China - Asia Society and Museum
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

This is the first exhibition to explore the theme of reclusion in Chinese painting and calligraphy within the broader context of political and social changes during the seventeenth century, a time of rich cultural expression and dramatic political change. The rise of major schools of regional painting as well as the trauma of the Ming dynasty's collapse in 1644 and the Manchu Qing conquest provided an extraordinary context for the creation of historically conscious, often emotionally charged and deeply personal paintings and works of calligraphy. These images, however varied, share an overarching theme of reclusion, a concept of withdrawal and disengagement that has deep and significant roots in China, and which remains relevant in contemporary Chinese art and culture. The exhibition comprises works from public and private collections in the United States and Asia.

Honey, I Rearranged the Collection - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through June 02, 2013 - Bronx

Created in 1986, the Bronx Museum Permanent Collection has assembled over the years a remarkable group of artworks that convey not only personal narratives but also incisive insights onto contemporary life. For this exhibition, we took inspiration from Allen Ruppersberg's ongoing series Honey, I rearranged the Collection initiated in 2000 and that puts in check the role of institutions, curators and collectors as the bearers of tradition and arbiters of taste. Overlaying different traditions, styles, and narratives, Honey, I rearranged the Collection presents an idea of museum as a restless play of combination. Honey, I Rearranged the Collection features artworks from the 40th Anniversary's 40 Years, 40 Gifts campaign, which has received support from Ford Foundation and the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust, as well as individual funders.

Bronx Lab - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through June 02, 2013 - Bronx

A forum and test site for new ideas, BRONX LAB engages audiences in topics relevant to our surrounding communities. Through different social media platforms as well as hands-on activities, viewers will be asked to interact with the exhibition's main themes and exercise their critical views. Drawing primarily from the Museum's permanent collection, BRONX LAB's first exhibition will look at the explosion of graffiti art that happened in the South Bronx in the late 1970s, featuring artworks by Rigoberto Torres, Tim Rollins and KOS, Glendalys Medina, Keith Haring and William Borroughs, Valeri Larko, Lady K. Fever, among others.

Wear It or Not: Recent Jewelry Acquisitions - Museum of Arts & Design
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

Over the past five years, MAD has collected nearly 200 exceptional pieces of art jewelry. From iconic mid-twentieth-century works to computer-designed musical jewelry, Wear It or Not: Recent Jewelry Acquisitions showcases the depth and variety of the new additions to the museum's renowned permanent collection. The exhibition will feature nearly 130 works from around the world, with objects by artists such as Claire Falkenstein, Olaf Skoogfors and Art Smith from the studio jewelry movement of the 1950s and 60s; several silver neckpieces and cuffs from India; alongside more recent works by emerging, mid-career and established jewelry artists such as Melanie Bilenker, Kat Cole, Mari Ishikawa, Keith Lewis, Jeremy May, Edward Lane McCartney, Iris Nieuwenburg, Arjen Noordeman and Christie Wright, Beverley Price, Axel Russmeyer, Sakurako Shimizu, Verena Sieber-Fuchs and Kiff Slemmons. The exhibition will explore a range of jewelry making techniques, including computer design and digital fabrication, as well as the use of uncommon and unexpected materials to carry contemporary art jewelry beyond its decorative function into new creative realms of conceptual, social and political resonance.

Vandy Rattana: Bomb Ponds - Asia Society and Museum
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

A series of photographs and a one-channel video by Cambodian artist Vandy Rattana (b. 1980) that explores the U.S. bombing of Cambodia during the Vietnam War.

Pop Shop Tokyo - New-York Historical Society
Through June 02, 2013 - Upper West Side

In honor of the installation of the ceiling from Keith Haring's famous Pop Shop above the new admissions area in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History, the New-York Historical Society, in collaboration with the Keith Haring Foundation, has created a rotating display devoted to the Pop Shop in the Henry Luce III Center for the Study of American Culture. The ceiling is a gift from the Haring Foundation, and all items in the Luce Center display are on loan from Foundation.

Giosetta Fioroni - L'Argento - The Drawing Center
Through June 02, 2013 - New York

This landmark exhibition is Italian artist Giosetta Fioroni's first solo show in North America. The show will feature over 80 works in drawing, painting, film, theater design, and illustration, dating from the 1950s to the mid-1970s, decades during which the artist formulated a unique response to a developing commercial culture.

Takeshi Murata : Mortality - Museum of Arts & Design
Through June 04, 2013 - New York

Underlining the temporality of nostalgia, memory, and narratives crafted through cinematic pop culture, the American artist Takeshi Murata has constructed a body of animated works that explore the lifespan of moving images and their role in the shaping of shared cultural histories.

Milk & Cookies Playgroup (Mommy & Me) - The Gerrard Berman Day School - Solomon Schechter of North Jersey
Through June 05, 2013 - Oakland

The school invites mothers and their pre-schoolers to this weekly playgroup with music & movement, arts & crafts, celebrations of the Jewish holidays, and Hebrew stories. Group meets each Wednesday through June 5.

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.

Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road - China Institute Gallery
Through June 09, 2013 - Upper East Side

Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road will be on view at China Institute Gallery from Feb. 7 through June 9, 2013. The western gateway to China, Dunhuang is one of the world's most esteemed art shrines and cultural heritage sites. The exhibition will explore art and ritual practices from the golden eras of the Northern (420-589) and Tang (618-907) dynasties. Among the highlights will be objects from the art of Buddhist practice including clay sculptures, wooden figures, silk banners, molded bricks, and paper cuts. The exhibition is organized by China Institute Gallery and Dunhuang Academy under the direction of Willow Weilan Hai Chang and is curated by Fan Jinshi, Director, Dunhuang Academy.

Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints - Japan Society
Through June 09, 2013 - New York

Edo Pop playfully juxtaposes classic ukiyo-e prints from such masters as Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige with contemporary works inspired by these artists and their works. Delve into alluring worlds created by the power of Edo period and contemporary popular culture in which change is the only constant.

Joan Semmel: A Lucid Eye - Bronx Museum of The Arts
Through June 09, 2013 - Bronx

Well known for the uncompromising feminist tone of her early work, Joan Semmel has turned her attention over the past decade to the process of image making. Photography has played a central role in Semmel's work since she decided to represent the figure in the early 1970s. However, Semmel's use of photography has often escaped the viewer whose attention focuses on the depicted image. In 2005, Semmel began to afford the viewer a glimpse into her method by aiming the camera towards a mirror, thus capturing the artist in the process of composing the image. Lately, using the camera and mirrors, Semmel has created a haunting series of self-portraits that evoke the passage of time. Organized by Antonio Sergio Bessa.

After the Museum - The Home Front 2013 - Museum of Arts & Design
Through June 09, 2013 - New York

Transforming the physical and contextual environment of the museum into a focal point for the NYC design community, the Museum of Arts and Design's annual design program, The Home Front: American Design Now, expands into its first physical exhibition, After the Museum. Gathering a variety of unique design voices from throughout NYC, After the Museum utilizes the institution as a platform for launching new, radical and unorthodox proposals for contemporary art and design museums in the 21st century. As artists, designers, and corporations have increasingly begun to stage exhibitions, lectures, and workshops modeled from the role of museums in the 20th century, current museum forms are increasingly called into question. Reacting to this new cultural reality, After the Museum stages and presents a series of installations and programs that reveal the largely hidden research component of the design practice, while examining cultural institution's role in the shaping of design past, present, and future.

Face to Face - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through June 09, 2013 - SoHo

For twenty-five years, The Children's Museum of the Arts has provided children of all backgrounds the creative tools needed to promote self-expression and esteem through visual and performing arts. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, CMA is proud to present Face to Face, an exhibit that offers a fascinating exploration of self-identity through still, moving, and living portraits, as portrayed by children using traditional methods of painting and drawing as well as technology. The main exhibit will consist of 40 portraits selected from CMA's Permanent Collection of children's art from over 50 countries, dating back to the 1930's. These pieces represent a range of historical moments, cultures and medium and will be hung salon style throughout the gallery. To incorporate CMA's philosophy of hands-on art-making, the exhibit will be accompanied by a variety of interactive installations that examine the texture, shape and sound of portraits. CMA will set up hands-on stations that will encourage visitors to become part of the exhibit, including reimagined versions of a typical self-portrait station. The CMA Media Lab will also create a photo booth in which visitors can take photos that will be projected on the wall. These photos will stream into a montage that will be accessioned into the collection and will also serve as a fascinating time-lapse of the exhibit as a whole. Face to Face also offers aspiring young artists the opportunity to submit their own works for a chance to become part of the museum's Permanent Collection. CMA will accept 25 original original works, in honor of 25 years of operation, to be selected by the museum's curatorial team. One selected piece will be chosen by an online viewer's choice campaign, hosted through CMA's website and social media platforms. To explore dimension, the exhibition will include a large-scale Pin Impression Board, offering several panels for visitors to experiment with and view their face as artwork. CMA will also present their first ever Artist-At-Work station in the Fine Arts Studio. Here, guest artists will volunteer their time and allow visitors to observe them in action as they create original portraits.

Alexandre Arrechea: No Limit - Park Avenue
Through June 09, 2013 - New York

Playing on the idea of elastic architecture as a metaphor for the challenges and opportunities of shifting conditions and new realities, No Limit will present 10 massive sculptures embodying New York's most prominent buildings. Iconic landmarks represented will include: the Chrysler Building, Citicorp Center, Empire State Building, Flatiron building, Helmsley Building, MetLife Building, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, Seagram Building, Sherry Netherland, and US Courthouse. The sculptures, which will appear to roll, wind, and spin their way down Park Avenue from 53rd to 67th Street, will reach towering heights of up to 20 feet.

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 - Brooklyn

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.

Beyond the Bed: The American Quilt Evolution - Katonah Museum of Art
Through June 16, 2013 - Katonah

Quilts have evolved dramatically in form, fashion, and function during their long and distinguished history. In this exhibition Jean Burks, senior curator at the Shelburne Museum, will explore the wide range of quilts intended as bed coverings, articles of clothing, furniture accessories, wall decoration, and finally, three-dimensional room sculpture. Illustrating a variety of techniques, designs, and cultural styles, the pieces selected will showcase the work of North American quilters working from the beginning of the 19th century to the present. February 24 through June 16, 2013. Major funding for this exhibition was generously provided by The Coby Foundation.

The Impressionist Line from Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec: Drawings and Prints from the Clark - Frick Collection
Through June 16, 2013 - New York

The Frick Collection presents approximately sixty prints and drawings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, renowned for its rich holdings in nineteenth-century French art. The works were selected by Colin B. Bailey, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, Susan Grace Galassi, Senior Curator at the Frick, and Jay A. Clarke, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Clark. The selection focuses on several artistic visionaries of the nineteenth century, including Courbet, Manet, Monet, Degas, Gauguin, and Toulouse-Lautrec.

C.Maxx Stevens: House of Memory - National Museum of the American Indian
Through June 16, 2013 - New York

C.Maxx Stevens (Seminole/Muscogee) is a visual storyteller whose deeply personal, eclectic constructions tell stories about places and people from her past. Working with "found objects" and ephemeral materials such as paper, wood and hair, her art has a dark, gritty quality that is both haunting and familiar. The selected sculpture, installation and prints in this solo exhibition address memory through cultural and personal symbols, and illustrate the complexities of the contemporary Native experience.

Spectacle: The Music Video - Museum of the Moving Image
Through June 16, 2013 - Astoria

This groundbreaking exhibition explores music video as an important and influential art form in contemporary culture and is the most comprehensive museum exhibition on music videos presented to date. Spectacle highlights the form's place at the forefront of creative technology, its role in pushing the boundaries of innovative production, its important role as an experimental sandbox for filmmakers, and its lasting effects on popular culture globally. The exhibition features more than 300 videos, presented alongside artifacts and interactive experiences, and will be installed in the Museum's 4,000 sq.-ft. changing exhibitions gallery, amphitheater gallery, and other spaces.

Huntington Arts Council Exhibit: Living Color Art - Art-Trium,
Through June 17, 2013 - Melville

This exhibit features the work of four artists. Each artist selected focuses on the unique and varied ways that color lives in our lives.

After School Arts - Theresa Academy of Performing Arts
Through June 19, 2013 - Lido Beach

Theresa Academy of Performing Arts for Students with Special Needs offers dance, drama, music, drumming, fine art, yoga, and drama classes for students with special needs and their siblings. Classes meet weekly after school and on weekends.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through June 20, 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 June 20, 2013.

The Last Reef: Cities Beneath the Sea - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through June 20, 2013 - Norwalk

Coral reefs are considered exotic, distant places with little or no connection to our everyday world. Yet every reef is a living city beneath the sea, with a parallel existence to ours. Maritime Aquarium audiences will recognize scenes from New York City as the film compares reef communities to human communities. The film?s imagery immerses audiences in reef communities, among familiar dolphins, sharks and rays but also lesser-known species, such as crocodile fish, colorful nudibranchs and delicate flatworms. January 18-June 20, 2013.

Sharks - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through June 20, 2013 - Norwalk

This film offers an unflinching look at the ocean's ultimate predator with an emphasis on why shark populations are dropping. A sea turtle with a British accent help make this a family-friendly show, even for the youngest members. January 18-June 20, 2013.

After School Cookies and Crafts - Hiho Batik
Through June 21, 2013 - Park Slope

Every Thursday from 4-5 pm, kids create a different craft project. Drop-in fee includes light refreshments, instruction and all materials needed. Reservations are necessary

Family Swim - Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens
Through June 22, 2013 - Astoria

Bring the family out every Saturday and make a splash at the wonderful Aquatic Center! Family swim is a great way for the family to have fun and/or exercise. Come and spend quality time together, and enjoy the water toys!

Sleeping Eros - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through June 23, 2013 - New York

The exhibition focuses on the Museum's statue of Sleeping Eros, one of the finest of the few surviving ancient bronze statues from antiquity. It will explore a number of topics associated with this work, including the issue of originals and copies in Greek and Roman sculpture, new research that suggests it is a Hellenistic bronze that was restored in antiquity, and its original function and ancient context. The exhibition will also present the cult and image of Eros before and after the development of the Sleeping Eros statue type to show its enormous influence as well as to trace the wide dispersal of the type in Roman times and its subsequent rediscovery during the Renaissance. Some forty-five works will be displayed, primarily from the Museum's collection.

'Pippi' - Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Through June 23, 2013 - Upper West Side

City Parks Foundation is proud to announce the encore run of its hit 2007 production, Pippi beginning January 15, 2013 at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Central Park. More info from the press release: Pippi is a fresh retelling of the classic "Pippi Longstocking" tales by Astrid Lindgren, adapted for the stage by award winning playwright, Zakiyyah Alexander. The production features nearly two dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. In addition to the brilliant artistry of the production, kids and families will enjoy the incredible adventures of quick-witted and super-strong Pippi as she overcomes bullies and burglars, all while fending off social conventions that threaten to prevent her friends from being creative. "We welcome kids and families to enjoy this revival of 'Pippi,'" said Alison Tocci, President of City Parks Foundation. "The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is one of the most enchanting children's theaters in the country and a perfect place to honor Astrid Lindgren, Sweden's legendary author of children's literature." Pippi is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon, with original set design by Kevin Roach and a dynamic score from Darryl Kojak.

Abstract Generation: Now in Print - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through June 24, 2013 - Midtown

Since the early 20th century, abstraction has been associated with so many artistic movements, from Suprematism and Constructivism to Abstract Expressionism and Op art, that it can no longer be defined by any one style or tradition. Indeed, abstraction exists now as a rich and varied trove of formal languages and ideas -- an open source of inspiration that extends well beyond the boundaries of art. This exhibition focuses on the print medium, highlighting ways in which abstraction has played a generative role in works of the past decade. Featuring prints, artists' books, and multiples from the Museum's collection -- by artists such as Cory Arcangel, Tauba Auerbach, Philippe Decrauzat, Liam Gillick, Wade Guyton, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, R. H. Quaytman, and Haegue Yang -- Abstract Generation examines contemporary notions of abstraction through a range of contemporary practices.

Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through June 24, 2013 - Midtown

The artistic practice of Dieter Roth (Swiss, b. Germany, 1930-1998) encompassed everything from painting and sculpture to film and video, but it is arguably through his editioned works -- prints, books, and multiples -- that he made his most radical contributions. These experiments include the use of organic materials in lieu of traditional mediums, including book-sausages filled with ground paper in place of meat, and multiples of plastic toys mired in melted chocolate, as well as a dazzling array of variations on printed postcards. Wait, Later This Will Be Nothing: Editions by Dieter Roth focuses on Roth's incredibly innovative and prolific period from 1960 to 1975. The centerpiece of the exhibition is an expanded presentation of Snow (1963-69), a Roth artist's book in MoMA's collection, featuring many more pages of the book than have ever been exhibited. These pages contain a trove of insightful information about the artist's creative process and plans for other works. A selection of handmade books, miniature volumes, and the newly acquired Literaturwurst (1961-69), considered Roth's most radical experiment with the book format, will also be on view. Beginning in the late 1960s, the artist began working with chocolate, a material that became intimately associated with his work, as he explored issues of decay and decomposition. Taken together, this selection of works offers a radical view of mediums that are historically considered staid and traditional, while giving insight into the work of one of the artistic titans of the 20th century.

Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through June 24, 2013 - New York

Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light, the first solo exhibition of Labrouste's work in the United States, establishes his work as a milestone in the modern evolution of architecture. The exhibition includes over 200 works, from original drawings -- many of them watercolors of haunting beauty and precision -- to vintage and modern photographs, films, architectural models, and fragments. Labrouste made an invaluable impact on 19th-century architecture through his exploration of new paradigms of space, materials, and luminosity in places of great public assembly. His two magisterial glass-and-iron reading rooms in Paris, the Bibliotheque Sainte-Genevieve (1838-50) and the Bibliotheque nationale (1859-75), gave form to the idea of the modern library as a temple of knowledge and as a space for contemplation. Labrouste also sought a redefinition of architecture by introducing new materials and new building technologies. His spaces are at once overwhelming in the daring modernity of their exposed metal frameworks, lightweight walls, and brightness, and immersive in their timelessness. Works by an international array of architects, such as Labrouste's pupils in France, Spain, the Netherlands, Peru, and the United States, and projects with more distant resonances by architects such as Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Richard Rogers, will also be featured.

Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies - American Museum of Natural History
Through June 24, 2013 - New York

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

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.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through June 30, 2013 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through June 30, 2013 - Gowanus

Powerplay's play area is an environment that encourages physical and imaginative play. It's indoor play space is a warm embrace for the cold and frosty days. It provides amenities of a local playground in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Parents and caregivers must supervise their child.

Open Play - The Gym Park
Through June 30, 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.

Kids' Yoga - Bend and Bloom Yoga
Through June 30, 2013 - 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.

So Smart Kids Fun Fitness Program - Vee Arnis Jitsu
Through June 30, 2013 - Canarsie

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

Gymnastics - Aviator Sports Center
Through June 30, 2013 - Gravesend

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

Inclusive Weekend Classes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through June 30, 2013 - 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 Rachel for more information at rrapoport@cmany.org.

The Sau-Wing Lam Collection of Rare Italian Stringed Instruments - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

The Sau-Wing Lam collection of violin-family instruments is one of the most important collections of bowed Italian stringed instruments ever assembled by a private individual. Sau-Wing Lam (1923-1988) was born in Shanghai, China, where he graduated with a degree in economics from the prestigious Saint John's University. In 1948 he moved to New York City and eventually became the president of the Dah Chong Hong Trading Corporation, Inc., an import-export business that founded some of the most successful automobile dealerships in the country. An amateur violinist and violist, Lam bought his first important violin in the 1960s and assembled his impressive collection of violins and bows over the next twenty-five years. His holdings eventually included such significant instruments as the "Baltic" violin by Giuseppe Guarneri "del Gesu," the "Bavarian" and "Scotland University" violins by Antonio Stradivari, the "ex Collin" violin by Nicolo Amati, an extremely early viola by Andrea Amati, and Lam's favorite violin, an instrument by Giuseppe Guarneri, one of his earliest acquisitions. Sau-Wing Lam enjoyed sharing his collection and regularly opened his home to scholars, dealers, and musicians. The family hosted impromptu chamber concerts and passionate discussions about music that would last well into the early morning hours. On the twenty-fifth anniversary of Mr. Lam's death, the collection is being exhibited here for the first time in the United States.

Story Time with Emily - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Emily, The Moxie Spot's resident storyteller, reads for the young and impressionable.

Sing-along with Andrew - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Hear stories, sing, dance, then eat!

Dance Around with Nat - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Nat, the Moxie Spot's proprietor, leads an hour of dancing and music.

Playspace - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through June 30, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

Children age 6 and younger enjoy an indoor playground, rockers, blocks, play panel for theater, rock climbing wall, bouncy castle, musical instruments, and easel boards for drawing. Have fun with many more age appropriate toys that encourage creativity and develop children's imagination.

David Hartt - Stray Light - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

Color photographs, sculptures and a video installation by Chicago-based conceptual photographer David Hartt (b. 1967) reflecting on the iconic headquarters of the Johnson Publishing Company in downtown Chicago.

Fred Wilson - Local Color - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

For the first time since its exhibition in 1993, the Studio Museum will be presenting conceptual artist Fred Wilson (b. 1954)'s installation Local Color, originally created for the Studio Museum exhibition Artists Respond: The "New World" Question.

Assembly Required - Selections from the Permanent Collection - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

Photographs, drawings, sculptures and paintings from the Studio Museum's permanent collection that explore the ways in which certain works are dependent on site, and the viewer's conceptual and perceptual experience of that locale through the artist's intervention.

Aye Aton - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

This collection of over 200 slides documents the artist and avant-garde jazz musician's murals through image and sound, providing an intimate glimpse into the domestic lives of an African-American community on the cusp of cultural transformation. This project marks Aton's first solo museum presentation.

Brothers and Sisters - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

This show takes as a starting point works on paper by twentieth-century painter Beauford Delaney (1901-1975). This cross-generational exhibition examines the relationship between Delaney's paintings and prints made between 1958 and 1969 in Paris and works in the Studio Museum's permanent collection by African-American artists continuing and expanding the project of painterly abstraction.

Harlem Postcards - Spring 2013 - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

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

Sunday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn

Babies and toddlers enjoy stories as read by a different visiting author each week.

Saturday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn

Saturday Story Time is geared toward kids ages 3 to 8 and their families. Authors and illustrators of picture books often visit us on Saturdays to present their new books, and neighborhood performers sometimes read as well.

Flight of the Butterflies - American Museum of Natural History
Through July 07, 2013 - NY

Flight of the Butterflies, a breathtaking new giant-screen adventure takes viewers on the epic 3,000-mile journey traveled every fall by half a billion monarch butterflies. The film is the awe-inspiring story of two unlikely heroes that share a common strength. Based on true events, it follows the perilous journey of the iconic monarch butterfly in one of the most incredible migrations on Earth and the determined scientist, Dr. Fred Urquhart, who spent 40 years trying to discover the mysteries surrounding their journey and secret winter hideaway. Presented in the LeFrak Imax Theater.

Cambodian Rattan - The Sculptures of Sopheap Pich - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

This exhibition presents ten works by the contemporary Cambodian artist Sopheap Pich (born 1971), who lives and works in Phnom Penh. Pich works principally in rattan and bamboo, constructing organic open-weave forms that are solid and ethereal, representational and abstract. Much of his work is inspired by elements of the human anatomy or plant life. His constructions combine his training as a painter with the spatial conceptualization of a sculptor, creating three-dimensional objects that are largely defined by their graphic character. Pich's art consciously embodies his memories of culture and place. The exhibition will be installed in three spaces in the Asian galleries, including an integration into historical displays, and is part of the Museum's contribution to the New York-wide Season of Cambodia.

On Time/Grand Central at 100 - Grand Central Terminal
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

To celebrate Grand Central's 100th birthday, MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design present an exhibition featuring the work of more than a dozen contemporary artists who capture and reimagine moments in Grand Central Terminal - the site of the beginning and end of countless journeys for millions of travelers over the past century - and connect them with the present.

Living Shrines of Uyghur China - Rubin Museum of Art
Through July 08, 2013 - New York

Featuring photographs of sacred landscapes in northwestern China by New York-based artist Lisa Ross. In and around the Taklamakan Desert, Ross photographs Muslim shrines, or mazars, often adorned with recycled flags and fabrics. Ross's remarkable images are largely without the presence of the human figure, allowing the viewer to inhabit a space that is unmediated and complex.

"A Sport for Every Girl": Women and Sports in the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

Beginning in the late 1870s, tobacco producers used inventive imagery of actresses, athletes, politicians, animals, flags, and world capitals -- to name only a few of the hundreds of categories -- to advertise their brands.

The Woolworth Building @ 100 - Skyscraper Museum
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

A masterpiece of early 20th-century art and technology, the Woolworth Building celebrates its centennial year in the process of conversion, with office space remaining below and luxury residences planned for the upper tower. Still radiant on the lower Manhattan skyline, the landmark heralds both the past and future of New York.

BANK ON THIS - Yorktown Museum
Through July 20, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

An extensive collection of glass banks will be on display in this patrons' showcase. Most of the banks are from the early half of the 20th century. Many of the banks served a duel purpose. Candy, condiments, syrup, and drink mixes would be sold, and the containers would later serve as banks. Pigs, globes, patriotic, and holiday shapes will be shown. Jean and Roy Russo have generously given the Yorktown Museum their large collection of banks and this is the first time it will be on display.

John Singer Sargent Watercolors - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

This landmark exhibition unites for the first time the John Singer Sargent watercolors acquired by the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the early twentieth century. The culmination of a yearlong collaborative study by both museums, John Singer Sargent Watercolors explores the watercolor practice that has traditionally been viewed as a tangential facet of Sargent's art making. The ninety-three pieces on display provide a once-in-a-generation opportunity to view a broad range of the artist's finest production in the medium. Brooklyn's thirty-eight watercolors, most of which have not been on view for decades, were largely purchased from Sargent's 1909 debut exhibition in New York. Their subjects include Venetian scenes (The Bridge of Sighs), Mediterranean sailing vessels, intimate portraits (A Tramp), and Bedouin subjects (Bedouins). Boston's watercolors, purchased in 1912, are more highly finished than the Brooklyn works. They feature subjects from his travels to the Italian Alps, the villa gardens near Lucca, and the marble quarries of Carrara, as well as portraits. The exhibition also presents nine oil paintings, including Brooklyn's An Out-of-Doors Study, Paul Helleu and His Wife (1889) and Boston's The Master and His Pupils (1914). New discoveries based on scientific study of Sargent's pigments, drawing techniques, and paper preparation are featured in a special section deconstructing his techniques. Select works throughout the exhibition are paired with videos that show a contemporary watercolor artist demonstrating some of Sargent's methods.

Birds in the Art of Japan - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 28, 2013 - New York

This exhibition presents approximately 150 works in various media from medieval times to the present. Highlights include a unique, early seventeenth-century pair of ink-painted screens showing a flock of 120 mynah birds in flight or strutting on the shore; and a set of four enormous paintings of birds of prey by the nineteenth-century master Kawanabe Kyōsai, each over nine feet high. Displays of paintings will be juxtaposed with examples of modern and contemporary textiles, ceramics, lacquerware, and bamboo art. Drawn mostly from the Museum's own collection, it will also feature some fifteen works on loan from private collections.

At War with the Obvious: Photographs by William Eggleston - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 28, 2013 - New York

The Met presents the work of this idiosyncratic artist, whose influences are drawn from disparate if surprisingly complementary sources -- from Walker Evans and Henri Cartier-Bresson in photography to Bach and late Baroque music. Many of Eggleston's most recognized photographs are lush studies of the social and physical landscape found in the Mississippi delta region that is his home. From this base, the artist explores the awesome and, at times, the raw visual poetics of the American vernacular.

A Trip from Here to There - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through July 30, 2013 - New York

Over the course of two years, from 2008 to 2010, the artist Mateo Lopez traveled through his native Colombia, from Bogota to Cali to Medellin. Crisscrossing vast expanses of territory via Vespa, Lopez made drawings, rendering the ordinary objects he encountered in precise detail. In a country occupied by government forces and paramilitary rebels, traveling itself -- and the diaristic drawing that served as documentation -- became an act of resistance. Using Lopez's Viaje sin movimiento -- an installation of his drawings from this journey -- as a starting point, A Trip from Here to There explores practices and works generated by walking and wandering. As members of exploratory expeditions and surveys, painters and draftsmen have long played key roles in the plotting and investigation of place. However, in the second half of the 20th century, the journey itself became both medium and subject for many artists. In some works, a walk or sojourn is precisely documented via maps and charts, dates and times, while in others, wandering's inherent detours and deviations are exploited, resulting in collages of impressions or graphs of explored terrain. For some artists, drawing is both nomadic and solitary, while for others it is a way to engage with one's environment and its inhabitants. In addition to Lopez, featured artists include Marcel Broodthaers, Juan Downey, Hamish Fulton, Brion Gysin, Mona Hatoum, Richard Long, Jorge Macchi, and Robert Morris. Genzken's work has been part of the artistic discourse since she began exhibiting in the mid-1970s, but over the last decade a new generation has been inspired by her radical inventiveness. The past 10 years have been particularly productive for Genzken, who, with a new language of found objects and collage, has created several bodies of work that have redefined assemblage for a new era. These groups of sculptures range from smaller, diorama-like works to room-filling installations.

Breastfeeding Support Clinic - Tribeca Parenting
Through July 31, 2013 - Park Slope

These clinics are helpful for moms who need a little reassurance or encouragement with breastfeeding. While many simple issues can be resolved in these helpful group sessions, please be aware that certain more complex breastfeeding issues may require more individualized attention which can be provided in a home visit.

A Long-Awaited Tribute: Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian House and Pavilion - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through July 31, 2013 - New York

On October 22, 1953, Sixty Years of Living Architecture: The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright opened in New York on the site where the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum would eventually be built. Two Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings were constructed specifically to house the exhibition: a temporary pavilion made of glass, fiberboard, and pipe columns; and a 1,700-square-foot, fully furnished, two-bedroom, model Usonian house representing Wright's organic solution for modest, middle-class dwellings.

Making the Invisible Visible - Conservation and Islamic Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

Conservators and conservation scientists made many exciting and interesting discoveries as they and the curators re-examined the Museum's collection of Islamic art prior to the reopening of the New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia in November 2011. This exhibition will trace their investigative journey with a range of works of art providing new perspectives for appreciating this extraordinary collection.

Patronage and Power: Selections from the Asia Society Museum Collection - Asia Society and Museum
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

This exhibition comprises select pieces from Asia Society's Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection. The show explores the role of patrons of wealth and rank as dominating figures in the production of artistic creations. Approximately fifty examples of sculptureand ceramic from South, Southeast, and East Asia. The selection includes religious art, both Buddhist and Hindu. In addition, ceremonial objects that served as a visual structure for the governing patterns of patrons both for this life and beyond will be on view. Decorative functional objects such as plates and vases, and prized collectables like porcelains, which testify to the legitimacy and supremacy of rulers and aristocrats, round out the exhibition.

Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 04, 2013 - Brooklyn

The first solo exhibition in a New York museum by the globally renowned contemporary artist El Anatsui, this show will feature over 30 works in metal and wood that transform appropriated objects into site-specific sculptures. Anatsui converts found materials into a new type of media that lies between sculpture and painting, combining aesthetic traditions from his birth country, Ghana; his home in Nsukka, Nigeria; and the global history of abstraction. Included in the exhibition are twelve recent monumental wall and floor sculptures, widely considered to represent the apex of Anatsui's career. The metal wall works, created with bottle caps from a distillery in Nsukka, are pieced together to form colorful, textured hangings that take on radically new shapes with each installation. Anatsui is captivated by his materials' history of use, reflecting his own nomadic background. Gravity and Grace responds to a long history of innovations in abstract art and performance, building upon cross-cultural exchange among Africa, Europe, and the Americas and presenting works in a wholly new, African medium. Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui is organized by the Akron Art Museum and made possible by a major grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Brooklyn presentation is organized by Kevin Dumouchelle, Associate Curator of the Arts of Africa and the Pacific Islands, Brooklyn Museum.

As it were ... So to speak - A Museum Collection in Dialogue with Barbara Bloom - The Jewish Museum
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

Artist Barbara Bloom has devoted her career to questioning the ways we perceive and value objects. With a light touch and subtle wit, she divines the meanings encoded in the things with which we surround ourselves. The Jewish Museum invited Bloom to create an installation drawn from its more than 26,000 works of ceremonial, decorative, and fine art. Her presentation sets a selection of over 270 pieces in unconventional contexts, and offers visitors new ways to view the Museum and its holdings. The exhibition she is creating materializes the idea of people in dialogue across time and space, inspired in part by Bloom's reflections on Talmudic discourse, which takes place over centuries. Integrating the former Warburg mansion's historic rooms into her concept, the artist envisions the space as both museum and home filled with imagined historical guests - Nefertiti, Emile Zola, George Gershwin and others - from diverse times engaged in discourse and argument. The subjects are wide-ranging and reflect ideas that have long interested the artist: inferring a whole from surviving remnants, navigating the intricacies of bestowing gifts, representing the unspeakable. Furniture-shaped display cases contain collection objects that the artist finds intriguing or appealing. For example, Torah pointers with their delicate hands and extended forefingers stand in for strings inside a piano; a cigar box owned by Sigmund Freud is displayed in a psychoanalyst's consultation space; and a Dreyfus Affair game board sits on a table with ancient Roman dice. Each tableau is accompanied by written passages suggesting conversations between people. These evocative juxtapositions of found texts, Bloom's writings, artworks, and cases, create unexpected connections and spark dialogue.

Six Things: Sagmeister & Walsh - The Jewish Museum
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

Artist Barbara Bloom has devoted her career to questioning the ways we perceive and value objects. With a light touch and subtle wit, she divines the meanings encoded in the things with which we surround ourselves. The Jewish Museum invited Bloom to create an installation drawn from its more than 26,000 works of ceremonial, decorative, and fine art. Her presentation sets a selection of over 270 pieces in unconventional contexts, and offers visitors new ways to view the Museum and its holdings. The exhibition she is creating materializes the idea of people in dialogue across time and space, inspired in part by Bloom's reflections on Talmudic discourse, which takes place over centuries. Integrating the former Warburg mansion's historic rooms into her concept, the artist envisions the space as both museum and home filled with imagined historical guests - Nefertiti, Emile Zola, George Gershwin and others - from diverse times engaged in discourse and argument. The subjects are wide-ranging and reflect ideas that have long interested the artist: inferring a whole from surviving remnants, navigating the intricacies of bestowing gifts, representing the unspeakable. Furniture-shaped display cases contain collection objects that the artist finds intriguing or appealing. For example, Torah pointers with their delicate hands and extended forefingers stand in for strings inside a piano; a cigar box owned by Sigmund Freud is displayed in a psychoanalyst's consultation space; and a Dreyfus Affair game board sits on a table with ancient Roman dice. Each tableau is accompanied by written passages suggesting conversations between people. These evocative juxtapositions of found texts, Bloom's writings, artworks, and cases, create unexpected connections and spark dialogue.

Objects from the Kharga Oasis - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

This selection of late Roman and Byzantine period objects from the Metropolitan Museum's excavations at the Kharga Oasis includes textiles, ceramics, and grave goods from an intact tomb.

Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 11, 2013 - New York

Food celebrates cultures and cooking, historic meals and markets, and moments in our lives that we mark with food -- as well as the ingredients that we have discovered and shaped over the course of thousands of years. As this exhibition takes visitors on a journey of growing, transporting, cooking, tasting, and celebrating, it also examines contemporary issues of environmental and human health, food security, feeding the world's growing population, and how we will eat in the future. Gallery 3, third floor

LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital - Brooklyn Museum
Through August 11, 2013 - Brooklyn

LaToya Ruby Frazier: A Haunted Capital uses social documentary and portraiture to create a personal visual history of an industrial town's decline. Through approximately 40 photographic works of her family and their hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania, Frazier offers an intimate exploration of the effects of deindustrialization on the lives of individuals and communities. Home to one of America's first steel mills, Braddock now has a population below 2,500 and has been declared a "distressed municipality." Frazier began to explore Braddock's history in her series Notion of Family, four examples of which are on view in this exhibition. That project uses the bodies of the artist, her mother, and her grandmother to both reveal complex intergenerational relationships and to serve as a metaphor for their town's decay. Frazier's portrayal of this American landscape is in stark contrast to images from a recent corporate ad campaign set in Braddock, which she felt not only erased the troubled realities of her endangered town but also excluded the community to which her family belongs. Frazier, whose work is featured in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, is Associate Curator for the Mason Gross galleries and teaches photography at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture - National Museum of the American Indian
Through August 11, 2013 - New York

This panel and object exhibition highlights Native people who have been active participants in contemporary music for nearly a century. Musicians like Russell "Big Chief" Moore (Gila River Indian Community), Rita Coolidge (Cherokee), Buffy Sainte-Marie (Cree), and the group Redbone are a few of the Native performing artists who have had successful careers in popular music. Many have been involved in various forms of popular music -- from jazz and blues to folk, country, and rock. Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture tells their stories and histories, and provides visitors the opportunity to hear samples by music greats and discover musicians with whom those exceptional musicians collaborated. Visitors will also learn about artists who inspired the musical greats as well as the contemporary artists they themselves influenced.

R. B. Kitaj: Personal Library - The Jewish Museum
Through August 11, 2013 - New York

This exhibition features 33 screenprints from a suite of 50, created by the internationally celebrated painter and graphic artist, R. B. Kitaj in 1969. The portfolio, In Our Time, was acquired by the Museum in 2010. For this series, Kitaj reproduced from his personal library the covers of books that had a profound meaning for him. The images offer insights into the artist's psyche and form a remarkable artistic statement.

Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 12, 2013 - New York

Bill Brandt is a founding figure in photography's modernist traditions, and this exhibition represents a major critical reevaluation of his heralded career. Brandt's distinctive vision -- his ability to present the mundane world as fresh and strange -- emerged in London in the 1930s, and drew from his time in the Paris studio of Man Ray. His visual explorations of the society, landscape, and literature of England are indispensable to any understanding of photographic history and, arguably, to our understanding of life in Britain during the middle of the 20th century. Brandt's activity during the Second World War, long distilled by Brandt and others to a handful of now-iconic pictures of moonlit London during the Blackout and improvised shelters during the Blitz, are presented here for the first time in the context of his assignments for the leading illustrated magazines of his day, establishing a key link between his pre- and postwar work. Brandt's crowning artistic achievement, developed primarily between 1945 and 1961, is a series of nudes that are both personal and universal, sensual and strange, collectively exemplifying the "sense of wonder" that is paramount in his photographs. Brandt's work is unpredictable not only in the range of his subjects but also in his printing style, which varied widely throughout his career. This exhibition is the first to emphasize the beauty of Brandt's finest prints, and to trace the arc of their evolution.

Flip Side - Rubin Museum of Art
Through August 12, 2013 - New York

The texts and images on the back of Tibetan art objects reveal clues to their meaning, function, and historical context. For the first time ever both sides of a select group of scroll paintings (thangkas), sculptures, and initiation cards will be explored in detail. Chosen for the beauty, exceptional content, and complexity of their backs, these works of art dating from the 13th to the 19th century illuminate the many uses of the other side in Tibetan culture.

Plain or Fancy? Restraint and Exuberance in the Decorative Arts - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 18, 2013 - New York

Modernism was not the first movement to cast a shadow on ornament and adornment, though it was the most effective one. This exhibition contrasts austere works of art with ornate ones, encouraging viewers to examine their own responses and to consider them in the light of different stylistic imperatives of the past. Drawn from the Museum's collection of European sculpture and decorative arts, the exhibition follows the theme from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century.

Playing with Fire - 50 Years of Contemporary Glass - Museum of Arts & Design
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

MAD celebrates the 50th anniversary of the birth of the American Studio Glass movement with Playing with Fire: 50 Years of Contemporary Glass, which will feature more than 100 works of glass from the collection, as well as promised gifts, and additional contemporary works on loan. Ever since 1962, when a legendary workshop led by renowned glass artist Harvey Littleton demonstrated the potential of glassblowing as a medium available to individual artists, artists and designers have continually pushed the material in new directions and used the complex, fragile, and highly versatile nature of the material to create an astonishing diversity of works.

Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture - American Museum of Natural History
Through August 30, 2013 - Upper West Side

Food is the one thing that unites every culture, race, and generation: over one billion people work in agriculture and every person eats. Food is used as a social ritual, a holiday tradition, a symbol of comfort, a gift, and an excuse to catch up with friends. The curators of this exhibition hope it will encourage visitors (both grown ups and kids) to examine a thing we all do everyday -- eat! -- and think about everything that goes into that act more consciously. The exhibition touches on a lot of serious issues such as the scarcity of food predicted for the future, alternatives to avoid that shortage, and childhood obesity.

Israel at 65 - Jewish Discovery Museum @ SYJCC
Through August 31, 2013 - Commack

This hands-on exhibit allows families to learn about Jewish life, history, values, traditions and heroes, as well as Israel and the Hebrew language. The interactive displays are designed to transform visitors into participants, offering adults and children a unique opportunity to discover the wonders of Jewish heritage. Through August 31, 2013.

Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced - Museum of the City of New York
Through August 31, 2013 - New York

Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced is the first major examination of the work of the designer The New York Times called in 1977 the "brightest star of American fashion." It looks at the period spanning the 1970s when Stephen Burrows's meteoric rise to fame made him not only the first African-American designer to gain international stature, but a celebrated fashion innovator whose work helped define the look of a generation. With vibrant colors, metallic fabrics, and slinky silhouettes that clung to the body, Burrows's danceable designs generated a vibrant look that was of a piece with the glamorous, liberated nightlife of the era. Through photographs, drawings, and original garments, the exhibition will trace Burrows's evolution from creating eclectic looks for his friends in the 1960s to his work with the chic 57th Street retailer Henri Bendel to the floor of Studio 54, as he dressed such 70s style icons as Cher, Liza Minnelli, and Diana Ross.

Superhero Science - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids, 4 and older, can supercharge a magnetic compass with Magneto, explore optics with Cyclops, learn the forces of flight with Superman, or sling a web with Spidey. It's a new super science adventure every week!

Adventurous Appetites - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids will create a tasty dish and explore food from around the world.

Autism Spectrum Parent Support Group - Family and Children's Association
Through September 01, 2013 - Mineola

Family Center’s Spectrum Support Group offers caregivers mutual support by providing opportunities to meet with others also raising children who are dually diagnosed. To be eligible the child must have a primary Mental Health diagnosis and a secondary Spectrum diagnosis. Groups are facilitated by Parent Advocates, each having their own unique experience raising a child under the Spectrum. While caregivers attend group, respite can be provided to children ages 5-17. To receive respite, an intake is required. This ensures staff is familiar with the child, making caregiver’s participation more relaxing. Meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month, except holidays. RSVP Miriam at 516-485-5914 xtn 2223 no later than seven days prior to the meeting date.

Journey to the Stars - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 01, 2013 - New York

A spectacular new Space Show, Journey to the Stars, narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, in the Hayden Planetarium at the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space. Journey to the Stars is an engrossing, immersive theater experience created by the Museum's astrophysicists, scientific visualization, and media production experts with the cooperation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and more than 40 leading scientists from the United States and abroad.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 02, 2013 - Norwalk

Meerkats are members of the mongoose family that live in social �mobs� in the Kalahari Desert, in the southern African nations of Botswana and South Africa. No mere cats, meerkats are fascinating for living in structured but cooperative societies, including a foraging strategy where adults take turns standing guard upright on their hind feet, watching for predators, while the others eat. The meerkats� exhibit offers opportunities for climbing, digging and exploring, with several feeding locations to keep them on the alert for incoming crickets. A viewing bubble lets visitors pop up right among the meerkats. Through September 2, 2013.

African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 02, 2013 - New York

This exhibition highlights the specific African artifacts acquired by the New York avant-garde and its most influential patrons during the 1910s and 1920s. Reflecting on the dynamism of New York's art scene during the years that followed the 1913 Armory Show, the exhibition brings together African works from the collections of many key individuals of the period such as Alfred Stieglitz, Marius de Zayas, John Quinn, Louise and Walter Arensberg, Alain LeRoy Locke, and Eugene and Agnes Meyer.

Photography and the American Civil War - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 02, 2013 - New York

More than two hundred of the finest and most poignant photographs of the American Civil War have been brought together for this landmark exhibition. Through examples drawn from the Metropolitan's celebrated holdings of this material, complemented by important loans from public and private collections, the exhibition will examine the evolving role of the camera during the nation's bloodiest war. The "War between the States" was the great test of the young Republic's commitment to its founding precepts; it was also a watershed in photographic history. The camera recorded from beginning to end the heartbreaking narrative of the epic four-year war (1861-1865) in which 750,000 lives were lost. This traveling exhibition will explore, through photography, the full pathos of the brutal conflict that, after 150 years, still looms large in the American public's imagination.

Hand Signals: Digits, Fists, and Talons - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

Hands -- a part of the human body through which we communicate, sense, measure, and interact with the material world -- are explored in this selection of 20th-century posters and graphic ephemera drawn from the Museum's collection. Individual identities are mapped on the palm of every hand; a digit is a unit of linear measurement derived from the breadth of a finger; metaphorically speaking, we "grasp" a philosophical truth, "manipulate" emotions, or "handle" a situation. Designers have focused on such expressive possibilities to represent a gamut of emotions and identities, and to signify collective action, collaboration, or conflict. Ranging from an armored gauntlet in a First World War poster by Ludwig Hohlwein to glistening talons advertising Japanese nail polish in the 1980s, the disembodied hands in this exhibition salute, menace, manipulate, and caress. Other posters of the interwar period infuse images of progress with a sense of human agency by incorporating hands that wield tools in the service of constructing a new society.

'Workt by Hand': Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts - Brooklyn Museum
Through September 15, 2013 - Brooklyn

"Workt by Hand": Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts showcases approximately thirty-five American and European quilt masterpieces from the Brooklyn Museum's renowned decorative arts collection. The exhibition examines the impact of feminist scholarship on the ways historical quilts have been and are currently viewed, contextualized, and interpreted. Spanning two centuries of quilt making, the exhibition features superlative examples of the most iconic quilt designs and techniques, including the "Barn Raising" or "Log Cabin" style, the "Garden Basket" style, "Double Wedding Band" designs, the "Rose of Sharon" pattern, and the Amish "Sunshine and Shadow" style, as well as a variety of album quilts. The exhibition considers how issues common to the craft and handmade nature of quilting practices, such as anonymity, authorship, and collectivity, have affected the interpretation and reception of quilts. It also examines the historical designation of quilts as crafts rather than art objects and the shift in the late twentieth century, under the influence of modernism, toward a formalist appreciation of quilts as works of abstract art. This shift, and its implications for the way quilts have been seen and understood, will be explored by the quilts being presented both vertically--as they are now frequently shown in museums and galleries--and horizontally, as though on the beds for which they were originally designed.

Against the Grain - Wood in Contemporary Craft and Design - Museum of Arts & Design
Through September 15, 2013 - New York

Featuring more than 75 installations, sculptures, furniture, and objects, Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Craft and Design explores some ofthe most cutting-edge conceptual and technical trends in woodworking today. The exhibition emphasizes the way artists, designers, and craftspeople have incorporated postmodernist approaches and strategies into woodworking -- deconstructing vessel shapes, playing on the relationship between function and form, and utilizing woodturning and furniture techniques in the creation of sculpture and demonstrating exciting possibilities through the use of technology.

Sensory Bounce - BounceU
Through September 28, 2013 - Stratford

This is a program for children and adults with sensory integration dysfunction, autism, and other disabilities with a sensory component. Teachers work on balance and coordination, auditory and tactile sensitivity, strength building, motor coordination, cooperative play, turn-taking, and social and verbal skills. Through September 28, 2013.

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.

Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large - American Museum of Natural History
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

Witness the arresting beauty and surprising diversity of moths in a presentation of more than 30 large-format prints by Canadian photographer Jim des Rivieres. Des Rivieres creates these larger-than-life images by scanning each moth at high resolution to reveal unexpected colors and intricate patterns.

Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

To mark the centennial of the Arms and Armor Department, this exhibition surveys the career of Dr. Bashford Dean (1867-1928), the department's founding curator.

Free Open Hours - Waterfront Museum
Through September 30, 2013 - Red Hook

Visit the Waterfront Museum during free open hours and learn about this historic Hudson River barge and the maritime history of New York harbor.

Brooklyn Navy Yard Overview Tour: The Past, The Present, and The Future - Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92
Through October 01, 2013 - Vinegar Hill

It's hard not to notice the hulking structures of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Here's an opportunity to tour the Yard and learn about intriguing sites of the 150-year shipbuilding facility, including a Civil-War era dry dock, the 24-acre former Navy hospital campus, and more.

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

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Eggs-hibition: Unscrambling Their History - Bruce Museum
Through October 20, 2013 - Greenwich

This new exhibition will delight visitors with an array of eggs. From food to children's fairy tales, Fabergé eggs to pharmacology, Eggs-hibition explores the evolution of the egg, its prominent inclusion in creation myths worldwide, the complex simplicity of its design, and the inspiration it imparts to artists who have painted, bejeweled, photographed, and written about them. March 23-October 20, 2013.

Salsa Sundays - Gagliardi Studio & Gallery
Through October 28, 2013 - Nyack

Children and their parents are invited to enjoy Salsa music while dancing with each other. There will be an informal beginners and Afro Cuban style dance lesson. Registration is requested.

Carousel Rides - Prospect Park Carousel
Through October 31, 2013 - Flatbush

Take a ride on the Park's beautiful 101 year-old carousel.

Kathe Kollwitz: Prints from the 'War' and 'Death' Portfolios - Brooklyn Museum
Through November 10, 2013 - Brooklyn

This selection of thirteen rarely displayed prints by German Expressionist artist Kathe Kollwitz, from the Brooklyn Museum's collection, focuses on works relating to the impact of war. The exhibition features the artist's most famous print cycles, War (Krieg) and Death (Tod), created between World War I, when her son was killed in Flanders, and World War II. The Death cycle of lithographs includes Woman Entrusts Herself to Death and Death Seizes the Children. These images of familial tenderness, highlighting the daily struggles of the poor and working classes, and the degree to which they bear the burden of war, are the primary focus of Kollwitz's canon. Also on display is a 1927 self-portrait of Kollwitz in profile. Born in Konigsberg, East Prussia, Kollwitz began producing etchings in the late nineteenth century, first working in a naturalistic style and later moving toward Expressionism. A lifelong socialist and an outspoken pacifist after World War I, Kollwitz was expelled from the Prussian Academy of Arts when Hitler came to power, and was later barred from exhibiting.

Family Friendly Friday Night Service - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 06, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to this special service featuring singing, dancing, a puppet show, challah, and grape juice.

American Legends: From Calder to O'Keeffe - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through December 22, 2013 - New York

American Legends: From Calder to O'Keeffe showcases the Whitney's deep holdings of artwork from the first half of the twentieth century by the eighteen leading artists: Oscar Bluemner, Charles Burchfield, Paul Cadmus, Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, Ralston Crawford, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Gaston Lachaise, Jacob Lawrence, John Marin, Reginald Marsh, Elie Nadelman, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Joseph Stella. Organized as concentrated one- and two-artist presentations, each gallery will serve as an interdisciplinary, small-scale retrospective. Rotations of art and of artists will be made during the exhibition's yearlong duration.

'Pippin' - Music Box Theatre
Through December 22, 2013 - Midtown

Everything has its season, and this season, Pippin returns to Broadway for the first time since it first thrilled audiences 40 years ago! With a beloved score by Tony Award� nominee Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) that includes the favorites ?Magic to Do,? ?Glory? and ?Corner of the Sky,? Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? Direct from an acclaimed run at Boston?s American Repertory Theater, Pippin is directed by Diane Paulus, director of the 2009 and 2012 Tony Award winners for Best Musical Revival (Hair and The Gershwins? Porgy and Bess). This captivating production features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces.

African Dance Workshop - Spring Valley Youth Bureau
Through December 26, 2013 - Spring Valley

Harambee Dance Company, fabulous performers of African dance and music, teach this weekly workshop. Registration is requested.

Tot Shabbat - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through December 28, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Families with young children are invited to celebrate Shabbat each Saturday morning with lessons, stories, and games.

Seasonal Workshop - Jill's Ceramics
Through December 30, 2013 - West Nyack

Jill will help artists of all ages design seasonal or holiday-themed crafts. Her selection includes jewelry boxes, candy dishes, mugs, plates, picture frames, vases, and more. Pieces can be taken home that day or left for glazing. Fee includes instruction. Pre-registration is requested. Toddler workshops are held each Monday and Tuesday. All-ages workshops are held each Friday.

ElectriCity: Powering New York's Rails - New York Transit Museum
Through December 31, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

This long-term exhibit engages visitors in a compelling and participatory exploration of electricity's role in powering the metropolitan region's subways and commuter rails.

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.

Feeding Nemo! Behind-the-Scenes Tour - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2013 - Riverhead

Go behind-the-scenes and see firsthand all that's involved in creating a hospitable environment for the aquarium's residents. And you may get a chance to help feed the clownfish. While the Seal Exhibit is under construction, you can visit them up close and personal on the tour.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2013 - Riverhead

Go behind the scenes at the aquarium and see firsthand all that's involved in creating a home for the aquatic residents, including helping to feed the clownfish.

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.

Whales: Giants of the Deep - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

A new exhibition that transports visitors to the vibrant underwater world of the mightiest animals on Earth. Whales explores the latest research about these marine mammals as well as the central role they have played for thousands of years in human cultures. From the traditions of New Zealand's Maori whale riders and the Kwakwaka'wakw peoples of the Pacific Northwest to the international whaling industry and the rise of laws protecting whales from commercial hunting, the exhibition traces the close connections humans and whales have shared for centuries.

Whales: Giants of the Deep - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 05, 2014 - Upper West Side

Whales: Giants of the Deep will transport visitors to the vibrant underwater world of the mightiest animals on Earth as it encourages museum-goers to explore the latest research about these marine mammals as well as the central role they have played for thousands of years in human cultures. Through a variety of interactive exhibits, kids (and their grownups, who will find themselves just as fascinated!) experience a re-created dive to the depths of the sea with a sperm whale on the hunt for a giant squid, crawl through a life-size replica of the heart of the blue whale ? the largest living animal on the planet ? listen to whale croons, and meet whale riders, scientists, and former whaling families. At the heart of its mission, the exhibition explores the close connections humans and whales have shared for centuries.

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.

Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection - Rubin Museum of Art
Through January 13, 2014 - New York

A showcase of some of the finest works of art from the museum's collection while highlighting the stylistic diversity and relationships between different strands of Himalayan and neighboring cultural and artistic traditions.

Applied Design - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 31, 2014 - New York

There are still people who think that design is just about making things, people, and places pretty. In truth, design has spread to almost every facet of human activity, from science and education to politics and policymaking, for a simple reason: one of design's most fundamental tasks is to help people respond to change. A designer today can choose to focus on interactions, interfaces, the Internet, visualizations, socially minded infrastructures and products, 5-D spaces, bioengineering, sustainability, video games, critical scenarios, and yes, even furniture. Several outstanding examples of this vitality and diversity are presented in this installation, ranging from a mine detonator by young Afghani designer Massoud Hassani to a vessel made by transforming desert sand into glass using only the energy of the sun. Also on display are 14 video games -- including Pac-Man, The Sims, and Katamari Damacy -- that constitute the beginning of a new branch of MoMA's collection.

Precision and Splendor: Clocks and Watches at The Frick Collection - Frick Collection
Through February 02, 2014 - New York

The Frick Collection has one of the most important public collections of European timepieces in the United States, much of it acquired through the 1999 bequest of the New York collector Winthrop Kellogg Edey. This extraordinary gift of thirty-eight watches and clocks dating from the Renaissance to the early nineteenth century covers the art of horology in France, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. For reasons of space, only part of the collection can be on permanent view in the museum's galleries. In 2001 many pieces from the Edey collection were featured in The Art of the Timekeeper. Masterpieces from the Winthrop Edey Bequest, an exhibition organized at the Frick by guest curator William J. H. Andrewes. In 2013, visitors will have another opportunity to explore the breadth and significance of the Edey collection through an exhibition that presents fourteen watches and eleven clocks from his bequest.

Hands on a Hard Body - Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Through February 28, 2014 - New York

Previews Feb. 23, 2013. Opens March 21, 2013. Opens Based on the documentary of the same name, this new musical about a competition at a car dealership marks the return of both Keith Carradine and Hunter Foster to Broadway.

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.

Circle of Dance - National Museum of the American Indian
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

A five-year exhibition that presents Native dance as a vibrant, meaningful, and diverse form of cultural expression. Featuring ten social and ceremonial dances from throughout the Americas, the exhibition illuminates the significance of each dance and highlights the unique characteristics of its movements and music.

Little Kids Can Make A Big Difference - Make Meaning
Through November 12, 2021 - New York

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, MAKE MEANING and Baby Buggy are joining forces to help families affected by the storm. Come and create a custom soap for free and drop off a package of diapers for families in need. Soaps, diapers and 50% of proceeds from any yearly memberships purchased will be donated to Baby Buggy's relief efforts.

FREE Crafts for Kids - Lakeshore Learning Store
Through September 15, 2030 - Scarsdale

A different project every Saturday.

Understanding Memory Loss - Somers Library
Through June 04, 2102 - Somers

This program helps the audience distinguish between Alzheimer's Disease and age-associated memory impairment. Learn what the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's Disease are, along with guidance on how to obtain a diagnosis and what treatments are currently available. Register online at somerslibrary.org or call 914-232-5717.


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