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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN FAIRFIELD

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by Directories Editor - Weekly April 17, 2013

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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!.

10th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference - New York's Hotel Pennsylvania
April 17, 2013 - Midtown

NYMetroParents is proud to be a sponsor of the 10th Annual Young Child Expo and Conference, an event that brings together more than 1,000 principals, directors, teachers, and other early childhood professionals. The focus of the conference is to provide useful information to professionals and parents in order to help all young children learn, grow, and reach their full potential. The event integrates learning about typically developing children as well as those with special needs. EIP Scholarship, Early Bird, and group rates are available.

10th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference - New York's Hotel Pennsylvania
April 18, 2013 - Midtown

NYMetroParents is proud to be a sponsor of the 10th Annual Young Child Expo and Conference, an event that brings together more than 1,000 principals, directors, teachers, and other early childhood professionals. The focus of the conference is to provide useful information to professionals and parents in order to help all young children learn, grow, and reach their full potential. The event integrates learning about typically developing children as well as those with special needs. EIP Scholarship, Early Bird, and group rates are available.

10th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference - New York's Hotel Pennsylvania
April 19, 2013 - Midtown

NYMetroParents is proud to be a sponsor of the 10th Annual Young Child Expo and Conference, an event that brings together more than 1,000 principals, directors, teachers, and other early childhood professionals. The focus of the conference is to provide useful information to professionals and parents in order to help all young children learn, grow, and reach their full potential. The event integrates learning about typically developing children as well as those with special needs. EIP Scholarship, Early Bird, and group rates are available.

Ensemble ACJW - Carnegie Hall
April 17, 2013 - New York

Ensemble ACJW takes on all it plays with a nearly boundless energy that's matched only by its remarkable musical skill--a perfect combination for music like Dvorak's Op. 81 Piano Quintet.

Staatskapelle Dresden - Carnegie Hall
April 17, 2013 - New York

Referring to a recent performance by violinist Lisa Batiashvili, Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times wrote that "she seems to have everything it takes for a major career: thorough musicianship, virtuosity, charisma, and a lovely stage presence." The young Georgian violinist joins the Staatskapelle Dresden and conductor Christian Thielemann for an all-Brahms evening.

Free Play at the J - JCC Rockland
April 17, 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 17, 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 17, 2013 - Garnerville

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

The FEMCHO Anti-bullying Program - Bet U Can Dance
April 17, 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.

Books for Babies - Wilton Library
April 17, 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 17, 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.

Greensky Bluegrass - Highline Ballroom
April 17, 2013 - New York

If you're familiar with bluegrass music, then you're tuned in to some of what Greensky Bluegrass does. They're also known to throw a great party, rock n roll, and (if the critics are to be believed) they have great songs. They are unquestionably a team of friends that traverse the country making music they enjoy. What makes Greensky different than Bluegrass? Poignant rural ballads about real people? Dobro tone that Jerry (Douglas or Garcia) would love? Distortion Pedals? Grit and attitude from a whiskey soaked card game? Indeed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. This quintet from Michigan has been staying up late at all the coolest festivals and stopping to play your favorite clubs and theaters across America for 11 years now. Nearly 175 shows per year has prepared them for the rigorous task of continuity. Greensky Bluegrass isn't slowing down. They're coming to your town to help you party down. Yeah. Really. Like you never thought possible. At the start of the millennium, some of these guys met, then they met more guys. They thought Greensky was a clever name for a bluegrass band. Fast forward to 2011 when they recorded their fourth studio record, called Handguns. Among them, words like, proud, killer, and damn right! have been spoken in regards to the music of Handguns. While they all may be accurate, we hope you'll find far more than you expected, hell - even more than we expected contained in this piece work that may well come to define one of 21st Century Americas hardest working musical ensembles.

Baton Twirling Lesson - Willow Grove Elementary School
April 17, 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.

CPR/AED Course - Scarsdale Volunteer Ambulance Corps
April 17, 2013 - Scarsdale

Learn to save a life in just 4 hours! CPR course includes the use of an AED and choking rescue for adults, children and infants. Participants will receive an American Heart Association CPR Certification valid for two years.

Beginner's Book Club - Rose Memorial Library
April 17, 2013 - Stony Point

Young readers and pre-readers are invited to the library to hear a story, discuss the story, play trivia games with prizes, enjoy a themed craft & a snack. Pre-registration is required; a copy of the book is available at registration.

Infant Care - Nyack Hospital
April 17, 2013 - Nyack

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

Science and the Citizen - The Cooper Union
April 17, 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 17, 2013 - Bushwick

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

Storytime: If You Hold A Seed - Barnes & Noble
April 17, 2013 - West Nyack

Something magical happens when you plant a dream with a seed. With plenty of love and patience, dreams can blossom into extraordinary gifts. This book, by Elly Mackay, encourages children to dream big and never give up. Following the story, children will plant seeds.

Boppin? with Bonnie at CSI - Congregation Sons of Israel
April 17, 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.

Bilingual Family Night - White Plains Public Library
April 17, 2013 - White Plains

Storytime in English and Spanish for children and their families. Includes craft and a cookie snack.

FREE Newborn Breastfeeding Class - Hudson Valley Hudson Hospital Center - Wagner Conference Room
April 17, 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.

Quakers and Parenting - Scarsdale Friends Meeting
April 17, 2013 - Scarsdale

Refreshments begin at 6:30. Part of a series: Quaker Quest, a spiritual path for our time that is simple, radical, contemporary. Quakers and Parenting will consist of a brief talk and an opportunity to explore your experiences of spirituality and parenting. Childcare will be provided.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
April 17, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Stories, socializing, and rhymes for babies.

Bird Walk (Fairchild) - Greenwich Audubon Society
April 17, 2013 - Greenwich

Morning bird walks are a spring tradition. Meet in Fairchild Wildflower Garden parking area on North Porchuck Road. No charge or RSVP required. Bring binoculars and/or camera. Loaner binoculars may be available. Questions? Call Ted Gilman at x230.

Book Babies @ The Field - The Field Library
April 17, 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 17, 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.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
April 17, 2013 - South Salem

An excellent introduction to wolves for families with young children. Kids learn about the mythology surrounding wolves and the important role of wolves in the natural world. Guests will visit Ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr, as well as the center's other endangered wolves. Pre-registration required.

Nook Night - Barnes and Noble-Uptopia Center
April 17, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

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

Newbery Club - Wilton Library
April 17, 2013 - Wilton

Children in grades 4-6 are invited to this book club to discuss The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, which won the Newbery in 1979. Read the book and spend a fun hour at the Library with crafts,questions, snacks, and activities. Registration required.

CHESS CLUB: Grades K-12 - Westport Library
April 17, 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.

Gear Up for Earth Day - Brooklyn Children's Museum
April 17, 2013 - Crown Heights

Children will dig into their love of planet earth this week and get involved with the environment. They'll explore it all from the soil under their toes to the fluttering insect friends in the sky!

Evening Lecture Series: Bat Chat with Dr. Miranda Dunbar - Beardsley Zoo
April 17, 2013 - Bridgeport

Dr. Miranda Dunbar is batty about bats. For nearly a decade, she has traveled the world to study these unique animals. She'll shed some light on these nocturnal friends and share bat fun facts, debunk bat myths, discuss local bat species, their important roles in the environment, and what can be done to conserve this imperative group of animals. The program takes place in the Hanson Exploration Station.

Martha Wainwright - City Winery
April 17, 2013 - New York

Come Home To Mama follows Martha Wainwright's live collection of Edith Piaf songs, Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, A Paris in 2009 and Martha has plans to tour and perform worldwide starting Nov 2012 in Europe and in North America in 2013.

Foster Care Info & Orientation - Westchester Department of Social Services
April 17, 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.

Origami Flying Machines - Pomonok Library
April 17, 2013 - Flushing

Create flying and spinning origami projects with expert instructor Karen Wellington.

Reading for Fun - Laurelton Library
April 17, 2013 - Laurelton

Reading is fundamental for success. This program will teach kids how much fun reading can be, with a great selection of books from the library.

Knights of Queens - Queens Village Library
April 17, 2013 - Queens Village

Calling all budding Chess Masters! Children ages 6-16 will learn chess basics or sharpen their skills and strategies. Chess equipment will be provided.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
April 17, 2013 - Laurelton

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

Vacation Week:Toddler Tales from Trinidad and Tobago - Stepping Stones Museum
April 17, 2013 - Norwalk

Hear a story about Trinidad and Tobago.

Pirate Days - Mystic Seaport
April 17, 2013 - Mystic

Take part in a pirate treasure hunt, discover how pirates navigated the high seas in a special Planetarium program, and create your own souvenir. Test your skill at walking the plank and try to pin the patch on the pirate. Have your photo taken with pirates and take part in high-spirited activities throughout the day.

Family Workshop: Storms at Sea - Fairfield Museum and History Center
April 17, 2013 - Fairfield

Drop by the museum to view the Art for Everyone exhibit and enjoy a fun art activity. Create your own stormy scene with watercolors and collage.

Gracie Mansion Tea Tour - Gracie Mansion
April 17, 2013 - New York

Called home by mayors and mer-chants for more than 200 years, Gracie Mansion is one of the most celebrated landmarks in New York City and among the oldest structures standing in Manhattan. Enjoy tea service in the ballroom and a guided tour of the house, then relax in Carl Schurz Park or take in the magnificent views along the East River promenade. Tea begins at 1 pm with tour to follow. Meet at Gracie Mansion, East End Avenue at 88th Street. Please arrive 15 minutes early with a photo ID.

Amateur Night - Apollo Theater
April 17, 2013 - New York

A brand new line-up of contestants competes for the chance to perform during the May 8 Show Off and move on to Top Dog on June 19. It all leads to the chance of winning the title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000 on November 27!

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - West Islip Community Center,
April 17, 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.

Wild Parrots of Long Island - Baldwin Public Library
April 17, 2013 - Baldwin

Learn about the feral parrot populations throughout the South Shore of Long Island, Brooklyn and the Greater NY area who live here year round, how they got here, how to spot them and the best places to observe them. Baldwin Harbor also has a resident flock.

Lego Club - Rockville Center Library
April 17, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Children grades 1 and above - Come join your friends for some fun making Lego creations. Registration required. Children must have a parent/caregiver present in the Library during the program.

Tablet And Smartphone Workshop - Westbury Library
April 17, 2013 - Westbury

Join James Hutter and members of the Library's Technology Department as they demonstrate some Tablet and Smartphone basics. Feel free to ask questions as they provide one-on-one instruction with your device. Registration required. Out-of-district residents may register April 1.

Crafts on the Go - Hillside Public Library
April 17, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Come into the library during the designated time and create a craft. No registration ? materials available while supplies last. All ages(with adult).

Spring Scene Craft - Franklin Square Public Library
April 17, 2013 - Franklin Square

Come in and participate in a fun craft project.

CPR/Frist Aid Training - Reflex Emergency Training @ Momentum Education
April 17, 2013 - Bay Shore

This is a certified American Heart Association course and is designed to teach the basic skills of how to properly and effectively perform CPR, use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), and how to assist someone who is choking. The skills are taught for adults, children, and infants. The course is taught by NY City Paramedics with many years of emergency care experience.

EatSleepPlay Tots: Move to the Beat - Children's Museum of Manhattan
April 17, 2013 - Upper West Side

Kids can make a healthy heart collage. They'll glue images of children running, hopping, and skipping onto the "heart" and learn why these activities are good for the body. They will also learn descriptive vocabulary, develop shape and color recognition, sensory awareness, and creative expression.

Late Night: The Studio - 54 Below
April 17, 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.

Selected Shorts: Etgar Keret & Gary Shteyngart - Symphony Space
April 17, 2013 - New York

Strange situations, kooky misunderstandings, the world turned around and upside down and just the way it is. Stay tuned for some hilarity when these friends and fellow comic writers team up. Readers include Parker Posey (Price Check, Louie) and Alex Karpovsky (HBO's Girls, Rubberneck). Hosted by BD Wong.

NYU-Poly Gala to Raise Funds for Higher Education Scholarships - Grand Central Terminal
April 17, 2013 - New York

The Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) will honor three remarkable leaders of industry and education during its annual i2e Gala, on April 17, 2013 in Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan. The event will recognize Ursula Burns, chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation; Jerry M. Hultin, NYU-Poly president on sabbatical; and Arthur Martinez, retired chairman and CEO of Sears Roebuck & Co. President Bill Clinton will pay a video tribute to their contributions to education.

Earth Day Chocolate Workshop - Chocolateworks
April 17, 2013 - Syosset

To get ready for Earth Day, which is on April 22nd, we're going to be making Earth Day chocolate lollipops!!! Come eat delicious chocolate treats with your friends at Chocolateworks!

Greensky Bluegrass - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 17, 2013 - New York

"Representing the genre for a whole new generation" - Rolling Stone If you're familiar with bluegrass music, then you're tuned in to some of what Greensky Bluegrass does. They're also known to throw a great party, rock n roll, and (if the critics are to be believed) they have great songs. They are unquestionably a team of friends that traverse the country making music they enjoy. What makes Greensky different than Bluegrass? Poignant rural ballads about real people? Dobro tone that Jerry (Douglas or Garcia) would love? Distortion Pedals? Grit and attitude from a whiskey soaked card game? Indeed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. This quintet from Michigan has been staying up late at all the coolest festivals and stopping to play your favorite clubs and theaters across America for 11 years now. Nearly 175 shows per year has prepared them for the rigorous task of continuity. Greensky Bluegrass isn't slowing down. They're coming to your town to help you party down. Yeah. Really. Like you never thought possible. At the start of the millennium, some of these guys met, then they met more guys. They thought Greensky was a clever name for a bluegrass band. Fast forward to 2011 when they recorded their fourth studio record, called Handguns. Among them, words like, proud, killer, and damn right! have been spoken in regards to the music of Handguns. While they all may be accurate, we hope you'll find far more than you expected, hell - even more than we expected contained in this piece work that may well come to define one of 21st Century Americas hardest working musical ensembles.

Over 40 Females “Be Inspired” with WPIX Anchor/Entrepreneur and Guest Speaker Tamsen Fadal - Ivy Restaurant & Grill
April 17, 2013 - New York

Join T.V. personality Judy Goss of Over 40 Females for her women’s networking event at the new Ivy Restaurant & Grill on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Enjoy complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvres, raffle and gift bag, along with the chance to network. Over 40 Females combines education with pampering at every event, along with providing a platform for every woman to stand up and be heard.

2013 Museum Dance - American Museum of Natural History
April 18, 2013 - New York

As New York City's longest-running junior benefit, the Museum Dance brings together influential young philanthropists to celebrate and raise essential funds for the Museum's scientific and educational programs, which enable thousands of underserved New York City school children to visit the Museum annually. The theme of the evening is Under the Sea, in honor of the Museum's upcoming exhibition Whales: Giants of the Deep. The event begins with an intimate dinner and dessert followed by dancing for all. Music provided by DJ Jus-Ske. Throughout the evening, there will be a silent auction with luxury items from many of New York's most exclusive retailers. All funds raised from the event benefit the Museum's scientific and educational programming.

Mitsuko Uchida - Carnegie Hall
April 18, 2013 - New York

Writing in London's Independent, Edward Seckerson gushes that Mitsuko Uchida is "peerless [and] magical." She is an amazing performer, and in this recital her uncanny musical poise is on display.

PreSchool Storytime - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
April 18, 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 18, 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 18, 2013 - Garnerville

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

Parents 4 Parents: Special Needs Support Group - Rosenthal JCC
April 18, 2013 - Pleasantville

Parents 4 Parents is a support network for parents of children with special needs who have been through the emotions of receiving a diagnosis for their children, navigating the evaluation process and educational programs (EI, CPSE, CSE), and living with the day-to-day challenges of raising and caring for their beloved children. All are welcome. RSVP requested. For more information call 914 741-0333 x28. RSVP online at rosenthaljcc.org or email jruoff@rosenthaljcc.org.

Opera Dolce presents concert homage to the great Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Gomes - Christ and St Stephen's Church
April 18, 2013 - New York

Opera Dolce, a New York based opera company under the direction of Andrew Costello and Pamela Lloyd, will pay homage to Antonio Carlos Gomes (1836 – 1896) with two performances of a concert planned for April, 2013 in Manhattan. Brazilian native Antonio Carlos Gomes was the only non-European to be successful as an operatic composer in Italy during the golden age of opera. Most of his works premiered at La Scala and were performed at major opera houses throughout Europe and South America. Giuseppe Verdi praised Gomes’ music, proclaiming him a ‘musical genius.’ Gomes was arguably the greatest South American composer of the 19th Century. The Brazilian maestro’s music enjoyed great popularity during his lifetime. Today his work has been virtually forgotten outside of Latin America. The last US production of a Gomes opera occurred approximately twenty years ago, when the Washington National Opera staged Il Guarany for Gomes aficionado Placido Domingo. Opera Dolce believes that Gomes’ music should be performed much more frequently to win the recognition it deserves. The concerts will feature highlights from five of Gomes’ major operas: Fosca, Il Guarany, Salvator Rosa, Lo Schiavo and Maria Tudor. Some of these pieces will be receiving their North American premiere. Renowned Brazilian pianist Samuel Kardos will accompany six singers. The Brazilian Endowment for the Arts (BEA) will host a post-performance reception on April 16th at their gallery next door to the performance space. Tickets may be purchased for $25.00 at the door. Concerts dates, times and locations: April 16, 2013, 7:30 PM, EM Lee Concert Hall,244 East 52nd Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, NYC. April 18, 2013, 8:00 PM, Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, 122 West 69th Street, between Broadway and Columbus Avenue, NYC.

Christian Tetzlaff and Friends: Boldly Contrasting Chamber Music - 92nd Street Y
April 18, 2013 - New York

Christian Tetzlaff is internationally recognized as one of the most important violinists of his generation. He has performed and recorded a broad spectrum of the repertoire, from Bach to world premieres. Last together at 92Y to perform Beethoven's violin sonata cycle, violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Alexander Lonquich return with composer-clarinetist Jorg Widmann, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff and pianist Cristina Barbuti for three nights of richly contrasting chamber music by Mozart, Widmann, and Bartok.

Case study #2: Exhibition - The Robot Exhibit - Museum of Arts & Design
April 18, 2013 - New York

The Robot Exhibit: History, Fantasy, and Reality (1984) at MAD (then the American Craft Museum) was one of the first comprehensive surveys of the history of robots, cyborgs, automatons, and androids. A visionary exhibit that attracted a record number of visitors, MAD presented robots as a multidisciplinary phenomenon, a confluence of craft and science. But beyond the myth of the robot, here were the roots of a revolution -- automatization, new production methods, and even 3D printing and rapid prototyping -- that would take the design world by storm in the following twenty years. How can exhibitions forecast future trends in design, from concepts to manufacturing, funding and consuming? Superscript's programmatic counterpoint to their project On Display brings together the public with voices in the design and architecture world to comment on these topics, and thus activate free posters displayed in the exhibition space of After the Museum.

Spring Fling! - What's Cooking?
April 18, 2013 - Oyster Bay

Enjoy the beginning of Spring with What's Cooking? Spring into fun with edible art and fresh spring food prepared by the children. The spring menu includes: Flowerpot chocolate making craft, matzah edible art, bunny salad, fruit pizza, chocolate bird's nest and fresh squeezed lemonade.

Composer Portraits - Oliver Knussen - Miller Theatre
April 18, 2013 - New York

This concert traces his long and fruitful career, from his teenage years to more recent music, including many of his best-known and most-loved chamber works.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
April 18, 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 18, 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.

Love Hangover: LaChanze sings Diana Ross - 54 Below
Through April 18, 2013 - New York

One of Broadway's most celebrated, powerhouse voices takes to the stage at 54 Below in salute of a woman who broke barriers and challenged stereotypes throughout her legendary career. Love Hangover, Do You Know Where You're Goin' To?, Endless Love and Good Morning, Heartache are just a few of the tunes forever linked with this formidable artist (who won a Tony for 1977's An Evening with Diana Ross). And who better to celebrate this music than another formidable artist? LaChanze, a Tony, Emmy, Obie and Theatre World Award winner, is best known for her show-stopping performances in The Color Purple, Dessa Rose & Once on This Island, among others. Be there! And remember, Ain't No Mountain High Enough! Tickets on sale March 4.

Amy Burton & John Musto - Cafe Sabarsky
April 18, 2013 - New York

Operatic soprano Amy Burton joins renowned composer-pianist John Musto in a program of glittering rarities by Kurt Weill, Alexander von Zemlinsky, and never-before-heard songs from a lost musical by Cole Porter.

Nature Strollers - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
April 18, 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.

Midnight at Gatsbys: The F. Scott Fitzgerald Songbook - Cafe Carlyle
Through April 18, 2013 - New York

The late night, downtown vibe comes to the Upper East Side with Cafe Carlyle's new "Second Act, A Late Night Series of Fun and Entertainment." Midnight at Gatsbys: The F. Scott Fitzgerald Songbook is Jon Weber and Will Friedwald's Fitzgerald era-inspired music medley.

Jamel Debbouze - The Town Hall
April 18, 2013 - New York

French and Moroccan actor, comedian, and producer. with a whole new show called "All About Jamel." As the title says, he unveiled everything about himself, broaching events from his life with the humor and expressiveness that characterize him.

Yoga for Children - Congregation Sons of Israel
April 18, 2013 - Upper Nyack

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

Language Immersion at LICM-Spanish - Long Island Children's Museum
April 18, 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.

Family Take-A-Hike Week - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through April 18, 2013 - Stamford

Enjoy favorite hikes such as vernal pool exploration and check out many new offerings including a Tyke Hike, a Sunset Hike, an early Breakfast Hay Hike on the Farm, and a Survival Hike. Visit the website for a daily hike schedule and additional information. Each day will also feature self-guided art and nature activities such as making a trail journal and recycled paper or creating print art and more.

Terrific Kids Program - Cambria Heights Library
April 18, 2013 - Cambria Heights

Kids aren't just born terrific. 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.

Let's Celebrate Earth Day - Brooklyn Public Library, Dyker branch
April 18, 2013 - Dyker Heights

Kids create arts and crafts inspired by Earth Day.

Book Adventures - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
April 18, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

Pre-schoolers enjoy a story read aloud and a follow-up arts and crafts activity.

Reel Lives Documentaries - American Folk Art Museum
April 18, 2013 - New York

In collaboration with Reel Lives, a non-profit youth media organization based in New York City, the American Folk Art Museum is hosting a special screening of three original documentaries followed by a discussion with the filmmakers. Reel Lives empowers youth to find their authentic voice through the medium of film. All projects stem from their own stories and are used to educate and advocate around human rights issues.

Multilingual Mother Goose - Chappaqua Public Library
April 18, 2013 - Chappaqua

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

Parent Support Network - Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch (Yorktown Jewish Center)
April 18, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Parents of children with special needs, would you like to meet with other parents to share information, find support, and build friendships in a non-judgmental, confidential environment - in a location that's close to home? Join the Yorktown SEPTA and the Rosenthal JCC for monthly meetings. RSVP requested. For more information call 914-741-0333 x28. RSVP online at rosenthaljcc.org or email jruoff@rosenthaljcc.org.

Gear Up for Earth Day - Brooklyn Children's Museum
April 18, 2013 - Crown Heights

Children will dig into their love of planet earth this week and get involved with the environment. They'll explore it all from the soil under their toes to the fluttering insect friends in the sky!

Afternoon Fun - The Moxie Spot
April 18, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Read to a Dog - North Hills Library
April 18, 2013 - Little Neck

Children can select a book to read aloud to Jami the therapy dog, a certified therapy pet partner. Reading aloud improves literacy skills, and animals are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment. Space is limited and available first come, first served.

Zumba for Kids - Forest Hils
April 18, 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 18, 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.

Drama Posse - Hillcrest Library
April 18, 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.

Vacation Week: Music Galore - Stepping Stones Museum
April 18, 2013 - Norwalk

Sway to the sound of Soca and discover the music of Trinidad and Tobago.

Kids CAN DO IT Themselves! A Pathways to Parenting Program - Fairfield Public Library
April 18, 2013 - Fairfield

Montessori-trained teachers discuss promoting a child's growth through self-directed activity. Registration required.

APRIL VACATION PROGRAMS: Art for Everyone! - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through April 18, 2013 - Fairfield

Children ages 7-11 explore the museum's latest exhibition featuring paintings of Connecticut scenes inspired by the landscape and the shore. Create an art project based on each day's theme.

Storytime - Fairfield Museum and History Center
April 18, 2013 - Fairfield

Cozy up with a springtime story in the galleries with museum volunteer Barbara Lucia. Recommended for children 5 and up.

Vacation Day Drop-Off Program: Pond Study - Earthplace
Through April 18, 2013 - Westport

This drop-off nature program for ages 3 1/2 to 1st grade includes critter encounters, art, science explorations, hands-on activitis, trail treks and fun with friends.

High Five Day! - Pump It Up Norwalk
April 18, 2013 - Norwalk

Have fun learning to do the High Five sign lots of different ways and get a big inflatable High Five Hand for free.

St Charles Hospital Parents Hour-VACCINATIONS FACTS AND MYTHS - St. Charles Hospital
April 18, 2013 - Port Jefferson

Amy Goldberg, MD, Pediatrician, St. Charles Hospital, explains facts and myths about vaccinations and answer all your questions about basic baby care. This is an opportunity to meet Dr. Goldberg and connect with other expectant parents and parents/grandparents of infants and young children. Call 631-474-3700 to register.

Spring Scene Craft - Franklin Square Public Library
April 18, 2013 - Franklin Square

Come in and participate in a fun craft project.

54 Piano Bar - 54 Below
April 18, 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.

ACME: Chamber Masterpieces - Weinberg, Shostakovich, Gorecki - Morgan Library & Museum
April 18, 2013 - New York

ACME pays homage to Polish composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg with a chamber music program.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
April 18, 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 18, 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.

Andrew J. Nemr and Friends - The Cutting Room
April 18, 2013 - New York

Andrew Nemr, protege of Gregory Hines and a leader in the tap dance world, brings his one-man show to the Cutting Room. Featured friends include Gordon Webster, Gregory Jones (Nat Adderley, Jr. Trio, Savion Glover's Footnotes), Daria Musk, and Grammy nominees Dave Eggar and Nat Adderley, Jr. Andrew's entire dance company - Cats Paying Dues/CPD PLUS - will also be there.

Cazzette - Pacha NYC
April 18, 2013 - New York

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New York Live Jazz - Somethin Jazz Club
April 18, 2013 - New York

Somethin Jazz Club Presents Cristina Morrison - I LOVE 2013. Cristina Morrison- lyrics & vocals; Misha Piatigorsky- piano; Willard Dyson- drums; Marcus McLaurine- bass; Peter Brainin- sax.

Schubert in the Age of the Sound Byte - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
April 18, 2013 - New York

Internationally-acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel continues his sixth season at Scandinavia House. Each evening is comprised of informal commentary on the music and its composers, a full performance of each work, and concludes with a short Q & A session. The accessible format enriches audience understanding of classical music for the newcomer and seasoned listener alike.

A Taste of Australia - Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse
April 18, 2013 - New York

Vic & Anthony's and Wine Australia join forces to bring a Taste of Australia to NYC. Taste over 30 diverse Australian wines paired with hors d'oeuvres from Vic & Anthony's executive chef, experience Aboriginal dance, music, and art, and discover the beauty of Australia.

Talking to Children about Death - Sutton Place Synagogue
April 18, 2013 - Upper East Side

Join Rabbi Rachel Ain and Stephanie Garry from Plaza Community Memorial Chapel to engage in a conversation about what the Jewish tradition teaches about how to talk to children about death. At a time where children are encountering images and news, as well as experiencing death in their own families, this will be a safe space to talk about issues that affect you every day.

Craig Harris and the Harlem Night Songs Big Band - MIST Harlem
April 18, 2013 - New York

10-peice big band playing lush, tight arrangements with room for expressive solos, creating that special sound where composition and improvisation intersect and become one. Craig Harris - trombone, Richard Fairfax- reeds, Jay Rodriguez - reeds, James Stewart - reeds, Eddie Allen - trumpet, Franz Hackl - trumpet, Pete Drungle - keyboards, Fred Cash - Bass, Tony Lewis - drums, Milton Suggs - vocals. Located at MIST Harlem, Harlem's newest hotspot for music, film, food, spoken word and comedy.

Shuggie Otis - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 18, 2013 - New York

Shuggie Otis, for those not familiar with him through David Byrne's heroic disinterment of his 1974 album, Inspiration Information or through his authorship of the wonderful Strawberry Letter 23 - is the son of legendary R `n' B bandleader Johnny Otis. A musical prodigy he was playing with his father by the time he was 13 and from the word go displayed an uncanny mastery of the blues guitar. He wrote "Strawberry Letter 23," a gold single for the Brothers Johnson that went to number one R&B and number five pop in spring 1977. George Johnson was dating one of Otis' cousins who gave him a copy of Otis' 1971 Epic LP, Freedom Flight. Immediately, Johnson liked "Ice Cold Daydream" and "Strawberry Letter 23." The duo recommended it to their producer, Quincy Jones, and recorded a cover version that sticks pretty close to Otis' original version of "Strawberry Letter 23." By the time "Strawberry Letter 23" was a million-seller, Otis had been dropped from Epic three years earlier. The 24-year-old guitar virtuoso was sure he would get a new record deal. Ironically, the record executives would be impressed that he wrote a million-selling song, but they weren't interested in anything else he'd done. Disillusioned, Otis dropped out of the music business before returning to it in the late `80s, playing with his father, Johnny Otis' band. Later the axiom "good things come to those who wait" took effect. Spurred by sales and critical kudos of reissues of his 1974 Epic LP, Inspiration Information, from Sony Music Special Projects and David Byrne's Luaka Bop label, Otis performed "Strawberry Letter 23" on May 2001 appearances on Conan O'Brien and David Letterman. Though in recent years he has chosen to remain out of the spotlight, he continues to be revered through musical circles, as evidenced by his 2009 performance with Mos Def in LA. Feb 2013 sees the re-release of Inspiration Information via Sony distribution, complete as a double album package with a set of sought after unreleased masters. He will perform his first live dates outside America in over 20 years.

Alloro Collection Trunk Show - Jim Villa Show Room
Through April 18, 2013 - New York

The Alloro Collection, a 1st time, high end clothing brand for women post- mastectomy, is launching in NYC on April 17th and hosting a trunk show at the Jim Villa Showroom on the 17th and the 18th. The event will offer a chance to browse the collection, experience the brand one-on-one and meet with the founders, Christine Ranhonsky and Laurel Kamen.The collection consists of high quality camisoles, lingerie, tops, dresses, wraps and scarves, all designed to cater to the physical constraints of breast cancer treatment recovery. The bright and sophisticated designs will help this special community of women feel beautiful and recapture their joy.

Cristina Morrison Jazz - Somethin Jazz Club
April 18, 2013 - New York

Somethin Jazz Club Presents Cristina Morrison - I LOVE 2013. Cristina Morrison- lyrics & vocals; Misha Piatigorsky- piano; Willard Dyson- drums; Marcus McLaurine- bass; Peter Brainin- sax.

Breakthrough New York Annual Gala - Capitale
April 18, 2013 - New York

Breakthrough New York will celebrate 14 years of success at its annual gala on April 18th by pitting attendees against students in an engaging trivia competition, Are You Smarter Than a Breakthrough Student? Subjects will range from physics, mathematics, and biology to linguistics and literature; all attendees will participate and the winner will be determined by a sudden-death finale onstage. Breakthrough New York is a unique college-prep educational program shepherding low-income, high-potential students from middle school to college. With rigorous, creative academics and unconditional support, Breakthrough encourages academic excellence by serving students and preparing future generations of teachers.

Springtime Weight Loss through Detoxification - Oriens Living
April 18, 2013 - New York

While 99% of the population is laboring under the [outdated science] belief that they are victims of their genes, the hot science and the focus of Oriens Weight Loss & Detoxification is on epigenetics -- literally, control above the genes.

The Dough Rollers - Pianos
April 18, 2013 - New York

The Dough Rollers started in 2008 as a duo, with Jack Byrne on guitar and Malcolm Ford on lead vocals. Now a quartet, the band has toured with Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp and Queens of the Stone Age and currently have a residency at Pianos in NYC.

Staatskapelle Dresden - Carnegie Hall
April 19, 2013 - New York

In 2010, Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden recorded Bruckner's Symphony No. 8--often referred to as the "Apocalyptic" Symphony--to enthusiastic critical acclaim. Don't miss your chance to hear this "venerable, remarkable orchestra" (The New York Times) in a rare New York appearance.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library
April 19, 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 19, 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.

Tot Shabbat Service - Bet Torah Nursery School
April 19, 2013 - Mt. Kisco

Nursery School students lead the singing. Kiddush follows the service. Open to all.

Naked Soul Concert Series - Janis Ian - Rubin Museum of Art
April 19, 2013 - New York

Janis Ian was a musical child prodigy, picking up her father's battered guitar at age 10 and publishing her first song to rock the nation at age 14. Despite being initially banned by radio stations for being too "subversive", Society's Child quickly went to #1 and Ian joined the ranks of fellow icons, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.

Rod Stewart - Madison Square Garden
April 19, 2013 - New York

The rock legend performs, with support from Steve Winwood.

Diana Krall - Beacon Theatre
April 19, 2013 - New York

The famed Canadian jazz pianist and singer performs.

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

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

Le Jardin de Monsieur Rameau - Brooklyn Academy of Music
April 19, 2013 - Brooklyn

Representing the next generation of passionate interpreters of early music, prestigious vocal ensemble Le Jardin des Voix joins William Christie (director of Le Jardin des Voix Academy with co-director Paul Agnew) and the orchestra of Les Arts Florissants for a special semi-staged concert of music by Jean-Philippe Rameau and other French Baroque selections.

Great Big Sea - The Town Hall
April 19, 2013 - New York

Alan Doyle, Sean McCann and Bob Hallett have somehow managed to keep the dysfunctional-family-bar-room-brawl-student-art-project-musical-pirate-crew known as Great Big Sea going for two decades. And more often than not, they have done it with more than a bit of flair.

Pagliacci performed by Dicapo Opera Theatre - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
April 19, 2013 - Greenvale

Performed by New York City's Dicapo Opera Theatre Michael Capasso, General Director. In Italian with English supertitles and performed with full orchestra. This classic tragic Italian opera uses lush melodies and soaring orchestration to tell a story of love and vengeance. The aria Vesti la giubba is a tour de force for tenors who both act and sing...music drama at its finest.

AjkunBT's "La Fille Mal Gardee - New Rochelle Suite" - Linda Kelly Theater
April 19, 2013 - New Rochelle

One of the oldest ballets still regularly performed, "La Fille Mal Gardee" (The Wayward Daughter) is a blissful evocation of rural living in a comedy depicting feelings of innocence and eternal spring. The dimwitted, umbrella-obsessed Alain will entertain you, while the sweet, innocent love of Lisa and Colin will move your heart.

Operation Slumber - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
April 19, 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!

Stories from Southeast Asia - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 19, 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.

America's Museum: Art & History of the Metropolitan - Big Onion Walking Tours
April 19, 2013 - New York

Originally founded in 1870 with 174 paintings, the Metropolitan Museum has grown to more than 2 million square feet – the same size as the Empire State Building! This tour, led by Big Onion guides, all of whom are PhD candidates in Art History, will take you through the Museum in a new and unique way. While discussing a diverse selection of the magnificent works of art, we will also explore the history of America's most popular museum. Our guides will explain the intricate world of museum design, collection and presentation, all while placing the institution in a context of New York's cultural history. This tour could include: Perseus and Medusa, the Pompeii Cubiculum, some of New York's most iconic civic sculptures, as well as the stories of Richard Morris Hunt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, JP Morgan, first Met President "General" Luigi Palma Di Cesnola, and the only Met Benefactor to be eaten by cannibals. Our tour is limited to 20 participants per guide. Reservations and pre-payment are required for this tour. Cost INCLUDES full Metropolitan Museum admission fee.

Superheros Pizza Party - New Jersey Children's Museum
April 19, 2013 - Paramus

Little superheros can meet their favorite big superheros including the Man of Steel, the Caped Crusader, the Web Slinger, and a special surprise superhero guest. Kids and their parents can dance to music by DJ Polka Dot, AKA Ron Albanese. Ticket price includes two slices of pizza, beverages, snacks, dessert, entertainment, and playtime in the museum after. Pre-registration required.

Eddie Jobson 'Four Decades' Tour & Master Class - Highline Ballroom
April 19, 2013 - New York

Eddie Jobson's recognition has been almost exclusively from those 'in the know.'Musicians, music journalists, composers, producers, and knowledgeable fans from more than 50 countries revere his work and consider him a true music innovator and a pioneering ?gure in the development of early synthesizers, electric violin, progressive-rock, art-rock, computer graphics (he produced and starred in MTV's very ?rst CGI music video), computer recording, new age, electronics, and contemporary world music. He is also an award-winning composer for television and ?lm, a producer, conductor, lecturer, and acclaimed choral arranger. Best known publicly as a ground-breaking rock violinist and keyboard icon - usually put on the same 'keyboard greats' list as Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman - he was a teenage rock prodigy, being signed to a record deal with Warner Bros. at the age of 17. As a pivotal member of Roxy Music, he helped the band attain their ?rst No.1 album at the age of only 18; going on to replace both George Duke and Jean-Luc Ponty in Zappa's 'Mothers of Invention' at the age of 21. He has contributed to more than 60 albums, dozens of videos, and participated in world tours as a member of Curved Air, Roxy Music, Frank Zappa, UK, and UKZ. Additionally he has recorded and/or performed with King Crimson, Yes, Phil Collins, Jethro Tull, and with members of The Who, and Deep Purple. Jobson - along with his hand-picked virtuoso band - will perform some of his classic tracks from Curved Air, Roxy Music, Zappa, U.K., and UKZ, as well as never-before-performed music from his acclaimed solo albums. VIP ticket holders will also enjoy a pre-concert "Master Class with the Maestro" where Eddie will share his considerable knowledge of music, including the physics of sound and an understanding of the language of harmony. Jobson's band will include Marc Bonilla (Keith Emerson Band), Billy Sherwood (Yes), Alex Machacek (U.K., UKZ), and Virgil Donati (Planet X).

Adirondack Shakespeare Co. Presents 1 Henry VI - St. John's University (Queens Campus)
April 19, 2013 - Queens

After the death of hero-king Henry V, England is left to the rule of his young son, Henry VI, and a posse of feuding nobles. The lands that Henry V conquered in France are in jeopardy as Joan of Arc leads the French in revolt against the English. Can the English factions bridge their divide before it costs them the life of their great commander, Talbot? The legacy of Henry V hangs in the balance. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.adkshakes.ticketleap.com Glory is like a Circle in the Water (1H6, Act 1, scene 2)

Tablao Flamenco 2013 - The Chian Federation
April 19, 2013 - Astoria

May flowers aren?t the only great thing that April brings. Enjoy an evening of dance. Under the direction of Gabriela Granados, Tablao Flamenco features live performances of Flamenco and other styles of Spanish dance and music. The cabaret-type presentation and atmosphere replicates what is experienced in the flamenco clubs (or ?tablaos?) of Spain.

Storytime: If You Hold A Seed - Barnes & Noble
April 19, 2013 - West Nyack

Something magical happens when you plant a dream with a seed. With plenty of love and patience, dreams can blossom into extraordinary gifts. This book, by Elly Mackay, encourages children to dream big and never give up. Following the story, children will plant seeds.

Cultural Crossroads: Korea Meets Greece - Flushing Town Hall
April 19, 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. The Von Ku Pak Drum & Dance Troupe perform Korean music & dance dressed in traditional regalia followed by Yanni Papastefanou and his ensemble in an evening of traditional music & dance from the Greek Isles.

Free Fridays Parent-Child Play Date - Rosenthal JCC Yorktown Branch
April 19, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

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

Astronomy Nights: Giant Quasars - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
April 19, 2013 - Stamford

Start by enjoying a presentation on giant quasars, followed, weather permitting, by a visit to view the night sky through the Observatory's 22-inch research telescope. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and older.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, East Flatbush branch
April 19, 2013 - East Flatbush

Teens enjoy books, games, and music.

New York City Green Festival 2013 - Javits Center
April 19, 2013 - Midtown West

It's time once again to celebrate sustainability in the Big Green Apple. The nation's largest and most trusted green living event will kick off its 12th year by bringing the New York City green community together at the Green Festival for the second time. Featured at the weekend-long show will be leaders in the environmental community, an organic beer and wine pavilion, a dedicated Green Kids' Zone, and a unique marketplace of more than 300 eco-friendly businesses, featuring the latest and greatest in sustainable products and services. Held in the LEED-certified North Pavilion of the Jacob Javits Center, Green Festival is the only green event that screens exhibitors for their commitment to sustainability, ecological balance and social justice using co-producer, Green America’s green business standards. Green Festival will launch its first New York City business-to-business (B2B) Green Trade Day on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 3-7 P.M. at Javits Center North. The afternoon will allow retail and wholesale buyers to conduct business with Green Festival exhibitors before they open its doors to consumers. Free admission for anyone who rides his or her bike and parks with the bike valet. $15- 25 for a full weekend pass. Tickets can be purchased online at greenfestivals.org.

La Captive (2000) - Morgan Library & Museum
April 19, 2013 - New York

Based on the fifth volume of Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past, this film explores a vision of love as possession. The beguiled Simon (Stanislas Merhar) pursues Ariane (Sylvie Testud), though suspects she is engaged in an illicit affair with Andree (Olivia Bonamy). His obsession manifests in a jealous mania that questions who is captive -- the lover or the loved. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Marcel Proust and Swann's Way: 100th Anniversary. Free with admission; Tickets are available at the Admission Desk on the day of the screening.

Chapters Reading Series 2013 with Adele Griffin - Scholastic Store
April 19, 2013 - SoHo

Attend Girls Write Now's 15th Anniversary CHAPTERS Reading Series, hosted at Scholastic Auditorium and sponsored by Open Road Integrated Media, Writers House, Random House, and Penguin Group. This year's theme is New Worlds, celebrating the incredible diversity and creative fearlessness of the Girls Write Now writing community. This reading includes a teenage girl and Adele Griffin.

Kabbalat Shabbat - Temple B'nai Torah
April 19, 2013 - Wantagh

There will be a pre-service gathering at 6pm where people can mingle while enjoying light refreshments. The service will run approximately 60 minutes. The service is appropriate for all ages.

Spring Break Camp! - The Little Gym of Westport
Through April 19, 2013 - Westport

Children ages 3-8 years old enjoy a combination of physical activity and games with arts, crafts and special events.

April School Vacation Workshops: Dinosaur Discoveries - Bruce Museum
Through April 19, 2013 - Greenwich

Children in grades 1-3 take part in a series of hands on workshops where they explore the exhibition Chinasaurs: Dinosaur Discoveries from China and work on related projects. Themes include Fossil Casting, Dinosaur Eggs, Box-a-saurus and Dinosaur Habitat Dioramas. Each workshop is a complete program, but the four projects are complementary. These inclusive workshops are suitable for students of all abilities. Call the museum to make reservations.

Storybook Discovery Days for Children - The Voelker Orth Museum and Garden
April 19, 2013 - Flushing

Come to the parlor for a special treat. Dr. Marge Hendler's reading series for young children cultivates the joys of reading. The session includes an art or nature activity.

Gear Up for Earth Day - Brooklyn Children's Museum
April 19, 2013 - Crown Heights

Children will dig into their love of planet earth this week and get involved with the environment. They'll explore it all from the soil under their toes to the fluttering insect friends in the sky!

Spring Break Enrichment for children ages 3-8 - Woodcock Nature Center
Through April 19, 2013 - Wilton

Children ages 3-8 learn about the world around them through hands-on activities, animal presentations, hikes, and crafts. The day will focus on a specific nature-related topic, and is taught by professional naturalists/educators. Advanced registration required.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
April 19, 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 19, 2013 - Staten Island

Kids make Chicago style dipped beef sandwiches. Dipped in what, I wonder.

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
April 19, 2013 - Laurelton

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

Vacation Week: Storybook Theater--Kallaloo - Stepping Stones Museum
April 19, 2013 - Norwalk

Participate in a Caribbean version of Stone Soup.

Storybook Pajama Party with Clifford the Big Red Dog - Stepping Stones Museum
April 19, 2013 - Norwalk

Come in comfy PJs and listen to a reading of Norman Bridwell's Clifford's Spring Clean-up. Take photos with Clifford as he makes a special visit to the museum, make themed crafts, enjoy a snack and join in a musical parade. Register online or call ext 247.

Legos in the Library - Fairfield Woods Branch Library
April 19, 2013 - Fairfield

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

Family Storytelling--Story Palette - Fairfield Museum and History Center
April 19, 2013 - Fairfield

Storyteller Carolyn Stearns presents a selection of art-related stories with an activity accompanying each story. She'll "make a simple story you'll never forget." Enjoy stories such as the CT Charter Oak, The Boy Who Drew Cats and more.

Parents Night Out - Pump It Up of Great Neck
April 19, 2013 - Great Neck

Eliminate the stress of finding a babysitter and drop the kids off at Pump It Up of Great Neck. Join in for an evening of playtime, dinner, crafts and fun all in a safe and secure environment. Parents Night Out includes arena playtime with free play, relays, and games. After all that jumping the kids are always hungry so we take a break and head in for dinner, a craft project and a snack. Then, just in case the kids still have energy to burn, there's time for even more jumping. For children ages 4-12. Children must be potty trained. Photo ID is required for pick-up of children. No exceptions will be made.

Bill T. Jones, Frederick Earl Mosley & More - 92nd Street Y
April 19, 2013 - New York

Based on Arnie Zane's interest in photography and film, Continuous Replay was choreographed by Zane in 1977, and updated by Bill T. Jones in 1991. As danced by students of Montclair State College, this work explores identity and the ways in which difference is created and expressed. The program also includes a premiere by Frederick Earl Mosley and works by additional notable choreographers. 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.

Kerrigan & Lowdermilk - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
April 19, 2013 - New York

Playwright and musical theater lyricist Kait Kerrigan and musical theater composer and lyricist Brian Lowdermilk worked together to make their off-Broadway debut in 2006 with their adaptation of Henry and Mudge. Since then, the two have created numerous musicals including The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown and The Woman Upstairs. Kerrigan received the 2009 Kleban Award for libretto-writing while Lowdermilk received the Alan Menken Award as well as the 2005 Richard Rodgers Award for his compositions for Red. Their upcoming American Songbook performance will feature Michael Arden, a stage, television, film actor, and singer whose Broadway credits include The Times They Are A-Changin' and Big River; the electric Nikki M. James, Tony Award-winner for her performance in The Book of Mormon; the chart-topping Carrie Manolakos whose debut CD is entitled Echo; and Josh Young, who won the Theater World Award for "Outstanding Broadway Debut" for his work in Jesus Christ Superstar in 2012.

Yoga for Special Needs Children - Manhasset Public Library
April 19, 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.

Parent's Night Out - Pump It Up Norwalk
April 19, 2013 - Norwalk

Leave your kids for jumping and sliding fun while you enjoy a free evening out. They'll get a slice of pizza and a beverage, play games and do a fun craft .

April Vacation Week at Pump It Up - Pump It Up Norwalk
Through April 19, 2013 - Norwalk

Kids enjoy Pirate Adventure School and Super Hero Training Camp as well as Pop In Play time.

LEARN TO DRAW with ART TEACHER AMY- Children 6-9 - First United Methodist Church
April 19, 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.

Creatures of the Night Hike - Center for Science Teaching and Learning
April 19, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Explore the preserve and discover some of the nocturnal animals and visitors.

Mothers' Center Circle - Baldwin Public Library
April 19, 2013 - Baldwin

Part of the National Mothers' Center, this group provides a social outlet for mothers and their children. Discuss the challenges and joys of parenting, while the children enjoy a play group. The group provides a welcoming, non-judgmental environment where mothers can share insights and build confidence. Registration required.

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.

Wacky Wednesday - Theatre Three
April 19, 2013 - Port Jefferson

A wild wish sends Amanda and her dad into a crazy cross adventure where they find that they have switched places. Hilarity and hijinx ensue as they learn that being someone else might be harder than it seems.

100th Birthday Celebration - Grand Central Oyster Bar
April 19, 2013 - New York

The historic Grand Central Oyster Bar, celebrating 100 years throughout 2013, will throw its "Grand Centennial Celebration" birthday party on Friday, April 19. A seafood and prime rib buffet are among the highlights of the evening, which will include a demonstration by Executive Chef Sandy Ingber. Menu features delicacies from the sea, prime rib and "Linguini and White Clam Sauce" with TV host Sara Moulton. The 10 millionth oyster in Oyster Bar history will also be consumed.

Stroller Tour - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
April 19, 2013 - Upper East Side

Led by museum educator and new mom Jackie Delamatre, one-hour tours of the Guggenheim's spring exhibitions are given for caregivers and their babies. Single strollers and front baby carriers only. Registration required at strollertours@guggenheim.org.

PJ Party! - New York Kids Club
April 19, 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 19, 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.

Spring Storytime - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
April 19, 2013 - Upper East Side

Welcome the season of Spring with this monthly storytime. Listen to stories about the arrival of spring and find out what 19th century New Yorkers did when the weather got warmer. Afterward make a pipe cleaner bug to take home. An optional brief tour of the period rooms will follow.

Pajama Glow-in-the-Dark Yoga - Karma Kids Yoga
April 19, 2013 - West Village

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

Stroller Tours - Katonah Museum of Art
April 19, 2013 - Katonah

New parents, grandparents, and caregivers can enjoy this exhibition tour specially designed for adults with children under 18 months old. Following light breakfast snacks provided by Tazza Cafe, participants will join an interactive tour, and engage in discussions and art activities. No registration required. Crying babies are welcome!

Green Movement Party II - Greenhouse
April 19, 2013 - NY

Urban Green Energy is throwing the second green celebration at the sustainable celebrity night club Greenhouse in Manhattan - Green Movement Party II. Second edition will be an Earth Day pre party on April 19, 2013 connecting green-minded people from all over the world. The entrance is donation based and all profits go to the organization PUMUI who is educating hospital staff in Liberia. The hospital itself is further working on a solar system project. The Danish sing a song writer "Fjer" will be doing a live performance. She is coming out with her first EP in April. We also have beats from DJ Anton and Spanish Fly. Cayrum will serve free eco-shots from 9-10. GUEST LIST ONLY - RSVP to ida.kroll@urbangreenenergy.com

Sixth Annual Tango Evening with Tango Quartero - Music Conservatory of Westchester
April 19, 2013 - White Plains

Music Conservatory of Westchester will host an evening of lively tango music and dance in a chamber setting with a special performance by Tango Quartero. Marco Valentino Quartero (piano), Kathy Adorney (violin, viola), Nancy Goodman (flute), Ruth Matthews (piano), and Chris Wessman (cello) will perform original compositions highlighting the beauty of tango. Dancers Christina Stone and Matt Grubler will also perform. Donations of $10 or more will receive a Tango Quartero CD.

Orchid Nights - New York Botanical Garden
April 19, 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.

Buster Keaton.Live Music.Original Scores - 92Y Tribeca
April 19, 2013 - New York

4 classic Buster Keaton shorts accompanied by new original live music: "The High Sign"(1921), "The Goat"(1921), "Cops" (1922) and "One Week" (1920). Brendan Cooney's original scores give these films a classic 1920s urban- Americana soundscape. Ragtime meet the blues, bluegrass, Klezmer and hot jazz, played live by a talented trio of musicians: Kyle Tuttle-banjo. Andy Bergman-clarinet. Brendan Cooney-piano.

Race, Authorship and Authenticity within the Film Industry - SVA Theatre
April 19, 2013 - New York

Join film industry professional for a dynamic debate on race, authorship and authenticity in today’s film industry at “Look Who’s Talking,” part of the “Tribeca Talks: Industry” panel series on Friday, April 19 at 2:30 PM at SVA Theater 2, located at 333 W 23rd Street (between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue), Manhattan. Narrative films featuring a diversity of characters on screen are finding increased success, yet there is a marked lack of diversity behind the camera. Panelists will include critic and filmmaker Nelson George, writer/director Tambay Obenson, producer and president/CEO of Braven Films Frida Torresblanco and filmmaker Terrance Nance. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.tribecafilm.com.

Tribeca Talks - Based on the Book - Barnes & Noble Union Square
April 19, 2013 - New York

Join filmmakers for a dynamic discussion examining how female filmmakers, writers and actors are challenging the traditional associations of what makes a movie for or by women at “Based on the Book,” part of the Tribeca Film Festival’s “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper hosted by Barnes & Noble” panel series on Friday, April 19 at 1:00 PM at Barnes & Noble Union Square, located at 33 E 17th Street (between Broadway and Union Square East), Manhattan. Panelists include producer of the ESPN Nine for IX series Libby Geist, director Rachel Boynton (Big Men), producer Tanya Ager Meillier (Alias Ruby Blade) and writer/producer Laura Goode (Farah Goes Bang). The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.tribecafilm.com.

Free Coffee Friday – Try the Revolutionary Steampunk by Alpha Dominche - La Colombe
April 19, 2013 - New York

Join La Colombe for Free Coffee Friday on April 19 to celebrate the national debut of the Alpha Dominche Steampunk. The first 25 customers that tweet and then show the secret tweet, “@AlphaDominche Hello #ADSteampunk,” will get a free cup of coffee. The revolutionary, award winning Steampunk brewer is proficient in both coffee and tea, and crafts the taste of all your favorite brews – from French press to pour-over to drip and siphon, and everything in between – in a fraction of the time.

April Show & Prove Preliminary - Littlefield
Through April 19, 2013 - Brooklyn

"Show & Prove" the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival's competition to find the opening act(s) for the annual celebration of Hip-Hop Music and Culture is back and ready to put on the next great MC (or singer, or dancer, or bassist or fire-eater). The first Show & Prove event will take place April 18th with subsequent events on May 23rd and June 20th. Artist Submissions: Sonicbids is the exclusive submissions partner of the 2013 Show & Prove Event Series. To submit your EPK for consideration for the 2013 Show & Prove Event Series, please visit: Sonicbids.com/BrooklynHipHopFest

Music Programs Open House for children with special needs - Bach to Rock Of Port Washington
April 19, 2013 - Port Washington

Bach to Rock of Port Washington is launching several new services for children with special needs. Please come with your child to meet our Music Therapist, meet the owners and staff at Bach To Rock and to participate in a free group music therapy class. Classes will start at 4:30pm and 5:30pm and last approximately 20-30 minutes depending on class composition. B2R will offer music therapy and adaptive music lessons for children with special needs in both individual and group formats. Music Therapy has been shown to tremendously help children with special needs by using music to improve communication skills, social interaction and cognitive skills. Most of all it’s fun! Music lessons teach music skills, accommodating for special needs. The lessons have a therapeutic basis, focusing on music, fun, and building self-potential. These can be group classes or private lessons. Music therapy is an established, goal-directed healthcare service that uses music and strategic music interventions to improve quality of life and help students develop life skills in social, communicative, physical and cognitive areas. These can be group classes or private lessons.

As Sly As a Fox - Connetquot River State Park Preserve
April 19, 2013 - Oakdale

Discover the habits and habitats of the fox inside. Then take a walk outside to look for signs of fox activity. Call for reservations.

Earth Day-Inspired Children's Workshops - transFORM Gallery
April 20, 2013 - New Rochelle

Two Earth Day inspired Children's Art Workshops will be held on Saturday, April 20th from 11am-2pm. They will be led by exhibiting artists, Lisa Mee Doherty and Adriana Rostovsky. Each workshop will use recycled materials (some provided and others brought in by participants) to create a piece of artwork. The first session will be led by Lisa Mee Doherty for children ages 5-8, from 11am-12pm. The second session will be led by Adriana Rostovsky for children ages 9 and older. RSVP required with parent name, email, child's name, age, and number of attendees to events@transFORMHome.com or lisa@elisaart.com. Limited space.

New York City Opera: Moses in Egypt - New York City Center
Through April 20, 2013 -

Moses in Egypt, Gioachino Rossini's rarely heard, large-scale bel canto opera, has a libretto by Andrea Leone Tottola and music that places Rossini directly in the lineage of Mozart. Although the Italian composer revised Moses in Egypt several times, this new production presents his original version and is the opera's first full NYC staging of the original version in more than 180 years. It will be directed and designed by Michael Counts.

Rigoletto - Metropolitan Opera
April 20, 2013 -

Director Michael Mayer has placed his new production of Verdi's towering tragedy in Las Vegas in 1960-an ideal setting for this eternal conflict of depravity and innocence. Piotr Beczala is the womanizing Duke, Zeljko Lucic is his tragic sidekick, Rigoletto, and Diana Damrau sings Rigoletto's daughter, Gilda. Michele Mariotti conducts.

Siegfried - Metropolitan Opera
April 20, 2013 -

Approximate running time 5 hrs. 6 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. Jay Hunter Morris reprises his acclaimed portrayal of the title hero in the epic's third installment, sharing the role with Lars Cleveman. Deborah Voigt and Katarina Dalayman alternate as Br�nnhilde, Mark Delavan and Greer Grimsley are the Wanderer, and Eric Owens and Richard Paul Fink share Alberich, with Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium.

Cinderella - BroadHollow's BayWay Arts Center
April 20, 2013 - East Islip

Spend an afternoon with Cinderella, her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, the fairy godmother, a handsome prince and a funny royal court.

POLYNESIAN PARADISE DANCERS - Westchester Community College - Academic Arts Theatre
April 20, 2013 - Valhalla

This sought-after Polynesian dance troupe is known for their vibrant, high-energy and authentic choreography. Since its inception in 1993, founded by Akemi Welsh, the company has performed for heads of state and dignitaries worldwide, wowing audiences of all ages. Journey to exotic cultures, and enjoy traditional and modern dances of Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, and Samoa.

Skate Day - New York Hall of Science
April 20, 2013 - Flushing

Kids can design their own skateboard, experiment with ramps, and learn the fundamentals of skateboarding with a Go Skate pro skateboarder. Thirty-minute, Beginner and Advanced Beginner sessions offered. Thirty-minute Skate Clinics with Go Skate will alternate between Beginner and Advanced Beginner sessions. Full program includes: Design Your Own Skateboard from noon to 4 pm. Use stencils, air brush and taping techniques to design your ideal skateboard deck on paper boards cut to scale. Nerdby Derby from noon to 4 pm. The Nerdy Derby is a miniature car building and racing competition inspired by the Cub Scouts' Pinewood Derby. Skate Clinics (see times below). Learn the fundamentals of skateboarding, including safety and stunts, with a Go Skate pro skateboarder in these 30-minute sessions. Space is limited. Beginner Sessions at 1, 2 and 3pm. In beginner sessions, participants will learn basic techniques including how to stand on a skateboard, where to place your feet, how to push, turn and balance the board, and how to fall and stop properly. Advanced Beginner Sessions at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30pm. In advanced beginner sessions, the instructor will assess students' knowledge of fundamental skateboard techniques. Basic tricks and techniques will be taught, including an inntroduction to "How To Do An Ollie." All ages are welcome.

Rad Workshop with Jon Santiago - New York Hall of Science
April 20, 2013 - Flushing

Learn the basics of controllers to make a wearable, electronic turn signal for more safe and rad biking and skating. Space is limited; pre-registration required.

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 20, 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".

AjkunBT's La Fille Mal Gardee - New Rochelle Suite - Linda Kelly Theater
Through April 20, 2013 - New Rochelle

One of the oldest ballets still regularly performed, La Fille Mal Gardée (The Wayward Daughter) is a blissful evocation of rural living in a comedy depicting feelings of innocence and eternal spring. The dimwitted, umbrella-obsessed Alain will entertain you, while the sweet, innocent love of Lisa and Colin will move your heart.

HLB Nightclub at Highline Ballroom - Highline Ballroom
April 20, 2013 - Manhattan

Christian Tetzlaff and Friends: Boldly Contrasting Chamber Music - 92nd Street Y
April 20, 2013 - New York

Christian Tetzlaff is internationally recognized as one of the most important violinists of his generation. He has performed and recorded a broad spectrum of the repertoire, from Bach to world premieres. Last together at 92Y to perform Beethoven's violin sonata cycle, violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Alexander Lonquich return with composer-clarinetist Jorg Widmann, cellist Tanja Tetzlaff and pianist Cristina Barbuti for three nights of richly contrasting chamber music by Mozart, Widmann, and Bartok.

Alan Gilbert, Joshua Bell, Bernstein, Ives, and Rouse Premiere - New York Philharmonic
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Performing Christopher Rouse, Prospero's Rooms (World Premiere - New York Philharmonic Commission); Leonard Bernstein, Serenade, (after Plato's "Symposium"); Ives, Symphony No. 4.

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

Excess of Void - Museum of Arts & Design
April 20, 2013 - New York

Exploring the possibilities of producing open material, NYC based artists Aaron Anderson and Eric Carlson take residence at MAD through the winter and spring of 2013 as they construct their project, Excess of Void.

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

Artist Tools: Hands, Eyes, Ears - Noguchi Museum
April 20, 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.

AjkunBT's 'La Fille Mal Gardee - New Rochelle Suite' - Linda Kelly Theater
April 20, 2013 - New Rochelle

One of the oldest ballets still regularly performed, "La Fille Mal Gardee" (The Wayward Daughter) is a blissful evocation of rural living in a comedy depicting feelings of innocence and eternal spring. The dimwitted, umbrella-obsessed Alain will entertain you, while the sweet, innocent love of Lisa and Colin will move your heart.

Pete the Cat - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
April 20, 2013 - North Salem

Celebrate the new "Pete the Cat" book with stories, games, activities, and snacks. Suitable for all ages.

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

Joe Iconis & Family - 54 Below
April 20, 2013 - New York

After a sold-out holiday run, musical theater writer Joe Iconis is proud to bring his unique mash-up of showtune cabaret and rock and roll jamboree back to 54 Below. Join Mr. Iconis and his merry band of musical theater punks as they roar their way through a set of Joe's incendiary songs. The huge cast of brilliant actor/singers, lunatic musicians and legendary special guests will offer you an evening where searing character studies meet drunken back room sing-alongs. This is no mere concert. This is a great, big, howling love-letter to passionate musical theater at its best and bloodiest. Grease up your kazoo, fill your whiskey glass and stay for a while

Boy Scout Day - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
April 20, 2013 - New York

Visiting the Intrepid Museum is a great way for Scouts to complete requirements for Badges, Loops, Try-its or Interest Projects. At our next Scout Day, Boy Scouts can participate in a number of activities designed to help them learn about our local ecology: * Knot tying activities * Conduct Hudson River water testing activities related to the spring thaw * Learn about sea creatures and the local animals that inhabit the Hudson River Contact Intrepid's Group Sales Department at (646) 381-5010 or groupsales@intrepidmuseum.org to reserve your space today!

Operation Slumber - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
April 20, 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 20, 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.

Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley Concert - Nassau Coliseum
April 20, 2013 - Uniondale

The Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter is the reigning two-time CMA and reigning three-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year. Her current album, Four The Record, made history when it debuted atop Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, making Miranda the first country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of her first four albums debut at # 1. Four The Record won the ACM Album of the Year Award and garnered rave reviews. Her headlining 'On Fire' Tour played to more than one million fans this year. Miranda dedicates much of her time to her MuttNation Foundation which has raised more than $700,000 to fund no-kill animal shelters, pet adoption, spay and neutering of pets and much more. Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter, Dierks Bentley has forged his own brand of country music combining classic country songwriting, influences of bluegrass instrumentation and the energy of rock'n'roll. Bentley's sixth studio album HOME, released earlier this year, debuted at No. one and has spawned three chart-toppings hits, marking 10 career No. one songs as a singer and songwriter. HOME is also currently nominated for three 2012 CMA award nominations for "Album of the Year" and "Single" and "Song of the Year" for its title track. His five previous studio albums have sold more than five million copies and earned him an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry.

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.

Kong Nay - Asia Society and Museum
April 20, 2013 - New York

Master of the chapei dong vong (long neck guitar), Kong Nay's music caught the ear of Peter Gabriel, who presented him at Womad. This program will feature Kong Nay solo for the first half of the concert, and then he will be joined New York-based jazz composer/musician Ben Allison.

Comedy Magic Show - Broadway Comedy Club
April 20, 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.

Earth Day Celebration - Bear Mountain State Park and Zoo
April 20, 2013 - Bear Mountain

Visit the zoo's animals and this lovely state park for family-friendly and educational programs celebrating Earth Day. Rain date is April 21.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND - John W. Engeman Theater
April 20, 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 20, 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.

Earth Day Celebration - Westmoreland Sanctuary
April 20, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Celebrate Earth Day and the grand opening of the nature center's Nature Lab Discovery area. The festivities include a variety of programming that celebrates Earth Day and the importance of learning about and enjoying nature. Visitors can participate in as many programs as they like, or pack a lunch and spend the whole day. RSVP by April 18th. Rain date April 21. Here is the schedule of programs: 10am - Unveiling of nature lab discovery area 11am - Bird Banding Demonstration 12pm - Pond Exploration 1pm - Honey Bee Observation 2pm - Live Animal Presentation

'Peter Pan in the Big Apple' - Joria Mainstage Theater
April 20, 2013 - Midtown West

A modern musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale, wherein the characters attempt to take on the Big Apple.

Pearl River Community Cleanup - Pearl River Gazebo
April 20, 2013 - Pearl River

Meet at the gazebo for refreshments and supplies. Volunteers will clean up around the town and in the local schools and parks. Contact Gerry Collins by phone or e-mail gerry@keeprocklandbeautiful.org for more information. Rain date April 21.

Subway Smarts: Work Train Cars - New York Transit Museum
April 20, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

What do a Long Island Rail Road Caboose, an electric locomotive, and the "Money Train" all have in common? Kids will learn about the jobs these cars do to keep the world’s greenest subway system running cleanly and smoothly.

Subway Safari - New York Transit Museum
April 20, 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.

Rita Wilson - 54 Below
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Rita Wilson reveals her expressive, denim-and-suede vocals in a nostalgic throwback to the soft rock of Los Angeles in seven special performances at 54 Below. Wilson performs songs from her critically acclaimed debut Decca Records solo album, AM/FM, featuring iconic hits from the 60s and 70s, ranging from classic love songs to folk-rock tunes. The LA born actress, producer, and writer made her Broadway debut as Roxy Hart in Chicago.

Into the Woods! Earth Day Celebration - Green Chimneys Clearpool Campus
April 20, 2013 - Carmel

Celebrate our earth with a day of nature education, outdoor exploration, and fun! Discover the ins and outs of local species, participate in hands-on projects and demonstrations, and learn how to be a true steward of the environment. The Clearpool Model Forest sets the stage for great activities in honor of Mother Earth, including nature hikes, wildlife programs, children's crafts, and more! Space is limited; registration required. For more information or to reserve, call 845-225-8226 x605 or email chendershot@greenchimneys.org.

Aaron Nigel Smith and the One World Chorus - Symphony Space
April 20, 2013 - Upper West Side

This well-known and nationally touring performer from the PBS KIDS Emmy Award-winning show "Between the Lions" infuses a fresh sound into children's music with high-energy shows that get kids to jump, play, sing, and dance through a collection of hip, exuberant songs with roots in reggae, world music and rock and roll. Aaron and NYC members of his One World Chorus will also sing new songs from the acclaimed CD Welcome to the Village!, a globe-shrinking collection of songs featuring the voices of hundreds of children from New York, Los Angeles, Portland and a school near Nairobi, Kenya. With the One World Chorus project, he hopes to make the world a little smaller. "When kids sing together, I hope that they enjoy sharing the gift of music and learning a valuable discipline that can be used to promote positive change in the world," he says.

Adirondack Shakespeare Co. Presents 2 Henry VI - St. John's University (Queens Campus)
April 20, 2013 - Queens

Conspiracy and intrigue swirl around the court of King Henry VI. The Red and White Rose factions grow ever more quarrelsome. A plot is laid to murder the Lord Protector. The Duke of York foments a rebellion led by the headstrong Jack Cade, clearing the way for his own bid for the English Crown. The rift between the feuding factions reaches full bloom as the War of the Roses begins. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.adkshakes.ticketleap.com And force perforce I’ll make him yield the Crown (2H6, Act 1, scene 1)

Almost Queen - Molloy College Madison Theatre
April 20, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Almost Queen succeeds in blending the vocal layering and studio precision that is a signature of the band with the energy and spectacle of a live stage production. Elaborate lighting, effects and costumes aptly frame the seasoned musicians who step into these very large shoes to effectively render an authentic “Queen experience.” The band can boast an unbroken string of sold out theaters from New York to San Diego, while headlining major rock festivals in a number of foreign countries as well as the US. The showmanship on stage is reflected by the extensive resumes of the band members, who have toured with the likes of Thin Lizzy, Dee Snider, and Angel. Lead singer Joseph Russo, is also a veteran of the Broadway stage, and has performed in several Broadway tours throughout the world. He and the other Almost Queen members Steve Leonard, John Cappadona, and Randy Gregg flex all of their musical chops in proudly presenting to you the penultimate live Queen concert.

Rapunzel - BroadHollow at Elmont
April 20, 2013 - Elmont

A tangled fairy tale. Let down your hair and join Rapunzel, her Prince, and the evil witch for an afternoon of hair-raising hijinx.

Rolling River Rock -the-River Spring Festival - Rolling River Day Camp
April 20, 2013 - East Rockaway

Have a rockin' good time at Rolling River's Annual Rock-the-River Spring Festival and Fundraiser, sponsored by Local Luxuries (www.localluxuries.net), the monthly publication that highlights exquisite merchants and services. Open to the entire community, this family-friendly spring festival features carnival rides, games, pony rides, an interactive crafts and vendor fair, playgrounds, tumbling center, music and dancing, face painting, sponsor giveaways, arts and crafts and more. All proceeds benefit The Campmates Program, Rolling River?s camp scholarship fund which provides complimentary camperships to local children associated with Peninsula Counseling Center. Free admission on to campgrounds, food and crafts available for purchase, ride tickets- $3 per ride ticket or $10 for an unlimited ride bracelet.

Reading Education Assistance Dog Workshop - Tolstoy Foundation
April 20, 2013 - Valley Cottage

The Hudson Valley Visiting Pet Program presents this workshop for those who wish to work with their animal to help children learn to read. Librarians, school teachers, and school administrative staff who want to learn more about the program and how it could enhance the reading curriculum in their library or school, are also encouraged to attend. This workshop is for humans only; training for pets is done separately. Despite its name, the program accepts dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and even horses. There are more than 20 reading assistance teams in the Hudson Valley Visiting Pet Program including in Orange, Rockland, and Bergen counties.

Storytime: If You Hold A Seed - Barnes & Noble
April 20, 2013 - West Nyack

Something magical happens when you plant a dream with a seed. With plenty of love and patience, dreams can blossom into extraordinary gifts. This book, by Elly Mackay, encourages children to dream big and never give up. Following the story, children will plant seeds.

Wild Long Island - Floral Park Public Library
April 20, 2013 - Floral Park

Tackapausha Museum and Preserve visits the library with live animals and birds that are native to Long Island. Grades K-4.

Cherry Blossom Festival - Pelham Art Center
April 20, 2013 - Pelham

As part of the Folk Arts Series, cherry blossom season returns to Pelham Art Center this year with more workshops and demonstrations in traditional Japanese folk arts.

DOTTY DOT! - The Secret Theatre
April 20, 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.

Ossining MATTERS Benefit - Ossining High School
April 20, 2013 - Ossining

Ossining MATTERS, the Ossining School District's education foundation, will hold its 10th anniversary benefit on April 20th. The event will feature the music of Former Yankee Bernie Williams followed by a reception at Atria on the Hudson. At the reception, there will be live and silent auctions. All proceeds raised will be given to the school district for enriching programs in academics, athletics, and cultural arts. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit ossiningmatters.org.

Earth Day Beach Cleanup - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
April 20, 2013 - Broad Channel

Families can show their love for Mother Earth. Celebrate the upcoming holiday by helping to clean up marine debris. This simple act protects wildlife and people too. Dress for the weather, wear long pants and long sleeves, sturdy shoes, and bring work gloves. Groups welcome. Pre-registration required.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour - Maritime Aquarium
April 20, 2013 - Norwalk

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

Earth Day: Children's Authors Book Readings - Maritime Aquarium
April 20, 2013 - Norwalk

At 10:30 and 11:30am, Susan Hood of Southport reads her book, "Spike: The Mixed-Up Monster," about an axolotl ? a Mexican species of salamander and one of many amphibians featured in The Maritime Aquarium's "Frogs" exhibit. Hood will stay to greet kids in the afternoon. At 1 and 2:15pm, Dr. Jay Walshon will be near the Aquarium's "Meerkats" exhibit to read from his "Eye See You Africa," which uses wonderful images with riddles and rhymes to bring young readers "eye to eye" with a variety of extraordinary animals.

Clifford's 50th birthday - Post Road Elementary School
April 20, 2013 - White Plains

The Center for Literacy Enrichment-Pace University invites kids of all ages to celebrate Clifford's 50th birthday. This free event is sponsored by the Center in collaboration with the White Plains City School District and Scholastic, Inc. Join Clifford in fun activities including arts and crafts, magic tricks, storytelling, and refreshments. Plus you can have your picture taken with the Big Red Dog. "For five decades Clifford has engrossed and entertained young readers," says Sister St. John Delany, PhD, Center Director. "Through more than 90 books, children have followed Clifford's adventures. Now they can meet him in person." Registration is required. To register, call 914-422-4135. For more information about the Center for Literacy go to thecenterforliteracy.com. The Center for Literacy is a division of the School of Education at Pace University. Staffed by certified reading and ESL teachers, the Center has been providing literacy instruction for more than 40 years.

WHUD Kids' Fair - Westchester County Center
April 20, 2013 - White Plains

The WHUD Kids Fair presented by Maria Fareri Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, features hands-on activities and games, Children's Theater and Educational Activities. Some proceeds benefit The H.O.P.E. for Youth Foundation and Children's Charities in the Hudson Valley. Every booth inside the Kid's Fair has a fun and educational activity. There will be special exhibits, demonstrations, and entertainment, plus a special performance from Carole and Paula, the stars from "The Magic Garden." See WHUD's website for list of activities whud.com.

Bird Walk (Main Sanctuary) - Audubon Greenwich
April 20, 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 Wildflower Walk - Audubon Greenwich
April 20, 2013 - Greenwich

Come walk with us to seek out our early spring wildflowers and learn about their life histories, ecological niches and insect pollination partners. Ages 5 and up. RSVP to Ted at x230.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'The Inspector General' - Jacob Burns Film Center
April 20, 2013 - Pleasantville

A typically riotous Danny Kaye mistaken-identity comedy. He plays a shill in a traveling medicine show who is first arrested by officials in an isolated village and then mistaken for the authority figure of the title. Hijinks, Kaye's trademark nonsense songs, and slapstick comedy abound, and it's all tied up in a happy ending. 1949. 102 min. Not rated.

Saturday Crafts @ The Field - The Field Library
April 20, 2013 - Peekskill

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

NATURE’S DISCOVERY PLAYGROUND - Greenburgh Nature Center
April 20, 2013 - Scarsdale

Discover ways to play. Join a Naturalist for a fun "day of play," including visits to the forest, great lawn, and the GNC's new Nature's Discovery Playground. Program held outdoors. Please register at front desk.

EARTH DAY JAM to benefit The Healing Newtown Arts Support Fund - Groove Performing Arts
April 20, 2013 - Larchmont

Local musicians raise their voices in song to raise funds in support of The Healing Newtown Arts Support Fund (healingnewtown.org). This very special Earth Day Jam will feature local kindie-rock favorite Zev Haber and members of the Groove House Band singing songs about our beautiful planet Earth and all of its natural wonders. Children are invited to bring their own instruments, or make a maraca from a variety of recycled materials. Healingnewtown.org was organized following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary to facilitate, support, and coordinate creative programs and workshops that foster long-term healing through the arts. For children ages 1-8 years old with an active grown-up. Registration required.

BABY JAMS featuring Music for Aardvarks - Groove Performing Arts
April 20, 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: Flags and Kites for Earth Day - Wave Hill
April 20, 2013 - Bronx

Visiting Artist Miwa Koizumi, who in her own work repurposes found plastic bottles to dazzling effect, will show families how to make simple kites and festive flags out of colorful plastic bags to celebrate Earth Day. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until 12pm.

Sheep Shearing Day - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
April 20, 2013 - Pocantico Hills

Watch and ask questions as the farmers shear wool from Stone Barns' flock of Finn-Dorset sheep. Enjoy family-friendly wool and weaving activities all day long: visit sheep and wool education stations, watch spinners at work, learn to comb and card wool, and experiment at the mini-loom and felting stations. Join farmers and educators for tours of the farm and demonstrations like egg collecting, pig feeding, and planting seedlings in the field. Artisanal lunch items and treats will be available for cash purchase from award-winning food vendors all day. Rain or shine. Tickets are required, and go on sale March 18.

New York City Green Festival 2013 - Javits Center
April 20, 2013 - Midtown West

It's time once again to celebrate sustainability in the Big Green Apple. The nation's largest and most trusted green living event will kick off its 12th year by bringing the New York City green community together at the Green Festival for the second time. Featured at the weekend-long show will be leaders in the environmental community, an organic beer and wine pavilion, a dedicated Green Kids' Zone, and a unique marketplace of more than 300 eco-friendly businesses, featuring the latest and greatest in sustainable products and services. Held in the LEED-certified North Pavilion of the Jacob Javits Center, Green Festival is the only green event that screens exhibitors for their commitment to sustainability, ecological balance and social justice using co-producer, Green America?s green business standards. Green Festival will launch its first New York City business-to-business (B2B) Green Trade Day on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 3-7 P.M. at Javits Center North. The afternoon will allow retail and wholesale buyers to conduct business with Green Festival exhibitors before they open its doors to consumers. Free admission for anyone who rides his or her bike and parks with the bike valet. $15- 25 for a full weekend pass. Tickets can be purchased online at greenfestivals.org.

Sketching in the Gallery - Morgan Library & Museum
April 20, 2013 - New York

Visitors are invited to spend up to two hours sketching from works on view and the Morgan's architecture. After suggesting a selection of subjects to draw from, artist and Parsons faculty member Susan Stillman will be available for assistance. Stools, boards, and a selection of pencils and drawing paper are provided. Personal sketchbooks, ink, paint, markers, charcoal, chalk, pastels, and folding stools, are permitted. Easels are not permitted in the galleries. Free with admission; Materials available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Pop-Up Audubon - Prospect Park Bandshell
April 20, 2013 - Park Slope

Follow Prospect Park Audubon Center staff as they explore the wilds of Prospect Park. Look for the orange tent at the Prospect Park Fair.

Christian Finnegan - Gotham Comedy Club
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Christian Finnegan is a stand up comedian. He appears frequently on the television and also writes things, for both money and for kicks. Christian can currently be seen on the TBS sitcom "Are We There Yet?" but is perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of VH1's "Best Week Ever", where he offered keen insight into the workings of popular culture and the ubiquity of celebrity genitalia. "Chappelle's Show" fans will recognize him as 'Chad', the only white roommate in the infamous "Mad Real World" sketch. And pinko Communists know Christian from his regular appearances on MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann". Christian Finnegan is a fixture (some might say 'barnacle') on Comedy Central, having starred in countless network interstitials, the shows "Premium Blend" and "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and in his own special, "Comedy Central Presents: Christian Finnegan".

Saturday Family Programs: The Last Pine Tree on Eagle Mountain - Brooklyn Public Library, Central branch
April 20, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Enjoy a musical about the friendship between an unlikely duo, the eagle and the pine tree. Children will discover the mutual relationship between animals and their environments.

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.

Children's Carnival - Queens County Farm Museum
April 20, 2013 - Floral Park

Enjoy an good ole-fashioned carnival in the apple orchard. Carnival rides, midway games, and prizes, hayrides, and children's entertainment, and more. Admission per person includes entry to the farm grounds and carnival rides at no additonal charge. Note: height rules apply at all rides.

Playlab Workshop: Dino Adventure - Brooklyn Children's Museum
April 20, 2013 - Crown Heights

Children go on a dino-adventure and discover the secrets left behind by dinosaurs. They will explore the role of a paleontologist and examine real fossils from the Museum's collection.

Eco Art - Brooklyn Children's Museum
April 20, 2013 - Crown Heights

Children discover the second life of recycled materials in this arts and crafts session, while exploring the delicate balance of the ecosystem in Brooklyn and around the world.

Star Safari at APEC – The Evening Spring Sky - Alley Pond Environmental Center
April 20, 2013 - Douglaston

Join Astronomer Mark Freilich for an exciting evening of star gazing. Understand and appreciate the mystery and beauty of the spring constellations during an indoor lecture (with hand outs). Then venture outdoors for a guided star safari to learn about and view the moon up close. Participants are welcome to bring their own telescopes. To ensure the quality of all astronomy workshops, the venue reserves the right to cancel if the weather forecast calls for rain.

Up 4 Art - Staten Island Children's Museum
April 20, 2013 - Staten Island

Children create art inspired by the music of Miles Davis.

Nintendo Wii Night - The Moxie Spot
April 20, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

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

Big Screen Bash - Brooklyn Academy of Music
April 20, 2013 - Fort Greene

BAM showcases the work of teen filmmakers with a juried competition plus screenings of features and shorts. Aspiring cinephiles attend workshops and live performances, and meet directors and producers.

Around the World Performance Series: Carnival Trio - Stepping Stones Museum
April 20, 2013 - Norwalk

Swing and sway to island music as you learn about Caribbean culture, the origins of steel drum music and how the steel drums are constructed from recycled materials.

Storybook Discovery: Celebrate Earth! - Voelker Orth Museum
April 20, 2013 - Flushing

Think that bugs and worms are yucky or amazing?, actually, they can be both. Read "Yucky Worms!" by Vivian French along with bug- and Earth Day- themed books with Karyn Mooney to learn the importance of sharing the earth with our invertebrate friends as well as ways to take care of the planet. After reading together, kids will enjoy searching for bugs and plants during a scavenger hunt in the Victorian garden.

Earth Day Eco Craft: Recycled Paper-making - Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
April 20, 2013 - Glen Cove

Never throw out paper again. Why throw out old paper when you can recycle it and make your own paper? This Earth Day join in on a paper-making activity where you can make a bookmark, a card, a beautiful piece of artwork, or just be creative using recycled paper.

Dora the Explorer Live, The Pirate Adventure - The Showplace at The Bellmore Movies
April 20, 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 20, 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. This program has been postponed until July. This program has been postponed until July. Please check the website for details.

Women's Symposium: Education to Entertainment-A Morning of Enlightenment, Inspiration, and Information - Floral Park Memorial HS
April 20, 2013 - Floral Park

Attend three workshops from a selection of fifteen, network with other women, and shop the spectacular selection of merchants. Light refreshments will be provided. Women of all ages are invited to this outstanding event. Registration $10 postmarked by 4/13/13. For further information, please email: Helen Farley- HJF1056@gmail.com or Lynn Pombonyo – Lpombonyo@gmail.com. For additional information www.lions20k2.com. Sponsored by Lions District 20K2 and the Floral Park Lions Club.

Kids Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
April 20, 2013 - New York

Enjoy a 75-minute cruise to the Statue of Liberty with a kid-friendly, interactive live tour guide and band on board.

Saturday Night Dance Parties | Ballroom Blues - 92nd Street Y
April 20, 2013 - New York

Welcome new ballroom hosts Jeni Breen and Gene Eagle for stardust evenings of ballroom classics: Foxtrot, waltz, cha cha and your favorite tangos.

Earth Day Celebration! - Long Island Science Center
April 20, 2013 - Riverhead

Learn about going green, conservation, and preserving the planet. You will also receive a tree seedling.

Freshlyground Family Show - Apollo Theater
April 20, 2013 - New York

Freshlyground, the Cape Town-based, multi-racial septet that has achieved superstardom in South Africa and Europe, bring their infectious grooves to the Apollo Education's Family Showtime series as part of Africa Now!

Earth Day Grand Central 2013 - Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall
April 20, 2013 - Midtown East

Enjoy three days of live performances, activities for kids, sustainability talks, and interactive displays about keeping the earth clean and making your own life more green. All events are free and open to the public.

NYC Teen Poetry Slam - Apollo Theater
April 20, 2013 - New York

The Apollo's celebration of April's National Poetry month continues when New York City's hottest teen spoken word artists compete with nothing but a mic and their powerful voices. Contestants rant, rap and recite their own original work.

Ben Sollee - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
April 20, 2013 - New York

Ben Sollee is a young singer-songwriter, cellist, and composer who is known for his unique sound -- a mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz, and R&B. With a voice that complements his cello-playing, he is an artist that strives to stay true to himself through his music, his personal lyrics and his intimate performances. Sollee was first recognized in 2008 when he debuted with Learning to Bend, which gained him a place on NPR's Morning Edition's list of "Top Ten Great Unknown Artists" of the year. Now out with his fourth CD Half-Made Man -- an album that creates a deeply moving narrative of a man who is trying to figure himself out -- Sollee challenges himself to become more personal and adventurous with his music.

VKDCNY's Annual Spring Gala 2013 - Symphony Space
April 20, 2013 - New York

Valentina Kozlova's Dance Conservatory of New York presents their Spring Gala. The inspiring young dancers will perform classical works, including excerpts from Raymonda, as well as contemporary ballet pieces in this annual showcase of rising talent.

Fishy Facts for Pre-schoolers - Sport Fishing Education Center
April 20, 2013 - Babylon

Children ages 3-5 explore the world of fish and make a fun craft to take home in this interactive program.

Green at the Game Farm - Long Island Game Farm
April 20, 2013 - Manorville

All living things need water to survive and stay hydrated. Do you appreciate the water found all around you that helps you grow? Children will make their own rain stick as the Long Island Game Farm celebrates the very special planet that we live on. Older children (and younger children with a parent's help) can participate in a special Earth Day scavenger hunt as they travel throughout the park looking for clues. Rain date April 21.

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.

Free Crafts for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
April 20, 2013 - Garden City

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

Tours for Fours - The Museum of Modern Art
April 20, 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 20, 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.

Tours for Tweens - The Museum of Modern Art
April 20, 2013 - Midtown

Explore MoMA's collection and special exhibitions. Kids and adults participate together. The topic for April is "Larger Than Life: Claes Oldenburg." *Preregistration is required and will take place online beginning at 10:30am ten days before the program.

Family Film - Early Disney: Shorts - The Museum of Modern Art
April 20, 2013 - Midtown

"Goldie Locks and the Three Bears," 1922. USA. Directed by Walt Disney "Puss in Boots," 1922. USA. Directed by Walt Disney "Jack the Giant Killer," 1922. USA. Directed by Walt Disney Live musical accompaniment by Ben Model. 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. Admission is free. Tickets are distributed on the day of the program only, on a first-come, first-served basis, 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.

Leonard E. Burket Christian School Breakfast Fundraiser - Applebee's
April 20, 2013 - Shirley

LEBCS will be hosting breakfast at Applebee's Restaurant in Shirley to raise funds for school projects. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call 631-878-1727.

Jack and the Giant - BroadHollow's Studio Theatre
April 20, 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.

Earth Day Celebration - Science Museum of Long Island
April 20, 2013 - Plandome

Come help plant new trees to replace those that were lost due to Hurricane Sandy and take part in several fun activities the whole family will enjoy. Refreshments will be served.

Wacky Wednesday - Theatre Three
April 20, 2013 - Port Jefferson

A wild wish sends Amanda and her dad into a crazy cross adventure where they find that they have switched places. Hilarity and hijinx ensue as they learn that being someone else might be harder than it seems.

Joanne Weaver - ZirZamin
April 20, 2013 - New York

Save the Date! Sat 4/20: Joanne Weaver be performing my album "Interstellar Songbook" in its entirety at cozy boite ZirZamin at 8pm. Come have a cocktail, and join the space adventure.

Search for the Cure: A Scavenger Hunt - Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum Complex
April 20, 2013 - New York Harbor

On April 20, 2013, Teens for the Cure will host Search for the Cure - A Scavenger Hunt, a fun-filled event for teens and tweens. The scavenger hunt will take place on board the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex. This new and exciting experience will include a professionally organized scavenger hunt and additional activities that will encourage teens to get involved in the crusade against breast cancer. Register for Search for the Cure online today for only $25 per individual. You may participate in the scavenger hunt as an individual, by joining an existing team or by forming your own team (5 to 6 individuals per team). For those signing up as an individual or a team of less than 5, please note that you may be partnered with other teens to create a scavenger team of 5 to 6 persons. Take the $100 Challenge! Each participant who raises $100 by April 15th will receive free registration. All participants will receive a goody bag. The winning teams and top fundraisers will receive prizes courtesy of Butter Lane Cupcakes, Hearts, Modell's Sporting Goods, Magnolia Bakery, National Basketball Association, New Balance, and more. Special Guest Miss Teen USA Logan West.

John Pizzarelli Quartet with Special Guest Bucky Pizzarelli - Cafe Carlyle
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

'A Mermaids' Tale, The Family Musical' - Stage 72 @ The Triad Theatre
April 20, 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.

ANNUAL SPRING CARNIVAL - P.S. 38 The Pacific School
April 20, 2013 - Boerum Hill

Come join us and have some fun at the first annual Spring Carnival. We’ll have bouncy houses, giant slides, pony rides, games and raffles, foods and snacks, and more.

Nature Exploration (light) - Clove Lakes Park
April 20, 2013 - Staten Island

Discover the plants and animals that inhabit the urban forest on this light hike. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bag lunch.

Watson Adventures’ SoHo Chocolatey Scavenger Hunt - SoHo
April 20, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique, chocolate-infused scavenger hunt throughout SoHo! The perfect hunt for those adventurers with a sweet tooth! While finding answers to tricky questions, you’ll be visiting a variety of chocolate shops, bakeries and specialty shops throughout SoHo. Treats spotted along the way will include tropical fruit caramels, bacon candy bars, lavender macaroons, spiced hot chocolate, cupcakes and rice pudding in more than 31 flavors. Bring $10 cash for food purchases. (We ask you to bring cash so that you can have a wide range of food options to suit your taste and diet. We’ll point you toward our favorites, but the ultimate choice is between you and your tummy.) Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Watson Adventures’ Dancing Nudes Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 20, 2013 - New

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

American Girl Downward Doll Yoga - Karma Kids Yoga
April 20, 2013 - West Village

Bring your favorite American Girl doll along for this special yoga class. The class will explore pint-sized poses, mini-mudras, bitsy balances, and teensy twists as you help your American Girl doll into yoga poses, partner poses, and group poses. Meet other American Girl dolls through playing fun yoga games. You'll also decorate a yoga mat for your doll that they can practice on and keep forever. Kids and American Girl dolls should dress for yoga and crafts. For ages 7 and older.

NYTB - GOOSE! - Florence Gould Hall
April 20, 2013 - Upper East Side

Kids and adults alike will love the antics of their favorite nursery rhyme characters including Jack and Jill, Little Bo Peep, Little Boy Blue, Little Miss Muffet, and a host of others kicking up their heels in Keith Michael's clever, fun-filled ballet set to Vladimir Shinov's original score.

James Gaffigan Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra - Alice Tully Hall
April 20, 2013 - New York

Sirena Huang, violin soloist; Soprano to be announced. BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 2; MAHLER Symphony No. 4. American conductor and NYC native James Gaffigan leads the Juilliard Orchestra in a performance of the last of Mahler's symphonies, inspired by German folk poetry, Wunderhorn. Built around the central song melody of "Das himmlische Leben" ("Heaven's Life," sung in the final movement), Symphony No. 4 expresses the view of heaven from the innocent and imaginative perspective of a child. FREE tickets available 4/5.

Spring Carnival - P.S. 38 The Pacific School
April 20, 2013 - Boerum Hill

PS 38's Spring Carnival offers bouncy houses, giant slide, games, face painting, arts and crafts, food, and local vendors. Bring a copy of this listing for free popcorn!

Look and Listen - The Museum of Modern Art
April 20, 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).

Transformations & Explorations: From The Scream and Beyond - Art Workshops With Pratt Art Instructors - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
April 20, 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.

Creative Catapult! - Creative Writing Workshop - Bank Street Bookstore
April 20, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Get your pencils out and get your creative juices flowing. Cathy Altman Nocquet returns to Bank Street Bookstore for another free creative workshop. Open to children, teachers, parents, and any one who wants to gear up the fertile factory of their mind. Author of "Write Outside the Lines: a Creativity Catapult", Cathy shares original exercises that get even the most reluctant students writing with zeal. Bring a notebook and a pen and build your confidence while you discover your best ideas.

Fractured Fables Puppet Theatre - Bank Street Bookstore
April 20, 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.

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.

Scandinavian Sing-Along - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
April 20, 2013 - Upper East Side

Scandinavia holds a treasure-trove of children's songs and games. Danish musician Vibe Normann will introduce children to English versions of these songs, play musical games, and perform a selection of songs in modern, jazzy arrangements. Come prepared to move, dance, imagine, and sing your heart out.

Mario the Magician & his Suitcase Machine - Metropolitan Room
April 20, 2013 - Chelsea

Join acclaimed children's performer Mario the Magician for an uplifting, inventive, and highly interactive magical performance for the young and young-at-heart. Part retro, part rock and roll, Mario is an artist and inventor who creates his own props. Mario's old world looks and physical comedy style are reminiscent of his heroes, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, but he puts a thoroughly modern spin on everything he does.

HABLEMOS DE LA HISTORIA Y DEL ARTE: LAS AVES Y SU HABITAT POR JOHN JAMES AUDUBON - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
April 20, 2013 - Upper West Side

Venga y acompañenos! Families look, discuss, and create in this Spanish-language monthly family program, combining time in the galleries with art-making in the studios. In April's program, families will tour Audubon's Aviary and examine how the artist painted birds and their habitat in pencil and pastels. After the conversation in the gallery, families will create their own watercolor paintings of their favorite birds. For more information e-mail Rosa Tejada at rosa.tejada@nyhistory.org.

A Day in the Life Scavenger Hunt - Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
April 20, 2013 - Upper East Side

Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week by learning about the daily lives of the workers in 1830, many of them immigrants, who ensured that the Mount Vernon Hotel operated smoothly. This scavenger hunt will lead you through the museum's historic rooms, and allow you to experience some of their everyday activities.

Family Volunteer Day - East Meadow, Central Park
April 20, 2013 - Upper East Side

Celebrate Earth Day and help beautify Central Park.

BilingualFest 2013 - W83 Ministry Center
April 20, 2013 - Upper West Side

BilingualFest 2013, the first-ever cross-cultural, bilingual family event that will showcase prominent artists from Chinese-American and Latino-American communities in New York City. A concert and cultural celebration, that features Parents' Choice award winner A Little Mandarin, led by Toni Wang (alittlemandarin.com) with a special appearance by Mencius Youth Orchestra & EastRiver Ensemble (menciussociety.org), and El Taller (tallerlatino.org), led by pioneering artistic director Bernardo Palombo, Sesame Street Spanish programming creator and executive producer of Grammy-award-winner Dan Zanes' Spanish children's album and amazing musicians, Elena Moon Park (rabbitdays.com) and Sonia De Los Santos (soniadelossantos.com), from Dan Zanes & Friends. Highlights include: Chinese lion dance by Sifu Norman Chin's Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu and Lion Dance School; a Monkey King performance; and the extraordinary salsa duo Cynthia La China and Hector el Guajiro from NYSalsababy.

Your Mind Is Bigger When You Like Something Beautiful! - Aesthetic Realism Foundation
April 20, 2013 - New York

Boys and girls will see people and objects newly, as Barbara Allen and Robert Murphy take up sentences by Eli Siegel, founder of Aesthetic Realism, from his book Children’s Guide to Parents & Other Matters: “Let’s take another beautiful thing, a tree. A tree has a trunk, and it has branches and twigs and leaves and the leaves have things in them, too. You see the tree changing as you look at it, and remaining the same. You see curves and straight lines in the tree....I could use other words, but, James, when you feel that something is the same and also changing at one time, you’re going to feel you’re up against something beautiful.” Young persons will be thrilled seeing how the opposites that make for beauty—like the change and sameness Mr. Siegel describes in that tree—are also present in oneself; or a caterpillar becoming a magnificent butterfly; a best friend. It is a wonderful and amazing fact that as a child learns how the opposites are everywhere in the world—for instance, hardness and softness in a baseball, rest and motion in a bicycle, inside and outside in a pet turtle—the confusion, tumult, and also boredom a child can so often feel changes, and he or she becomes happier, more at ease, and truly excited

Scarsdale High School Carnival - Scarsdale High School
Through April 20, 2013 - Scarsdale

Attend the Annual Carnival Community Fundraiser. Thrills and fun for all ages, kiddie rides, great food, and midway games.

The Amazing Brooklyn Scavenger Hunt - Fort Greene/Clinton Hill - Prison Ship Martyrs Monument
April 20, 2013 - New York

POGO Events presents The Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt - part scavenger hunt, part obstacle course and ALL NEW YORK. A series of clues leads you around the Fort Greene area performing physical and mental challenges along the way. This is a GREAT way to really become familiar with the ins and outs of different areas of this amazing borough! The hunt takes two hours. Please wear comfortable shoes. One member of the team should have a smart phone (either Android or I-Phone). If you don't, please let us know and we will pair you with someone who does.

Artie Lange - Carolines on Broadway
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

One of the most sought after live comedians in the business, Lange is currently the co-host of "The Nick and Artie Show," a Fox News Radio show he created with fellow comedian Nick Di Paolo. Launched this past fall, the show has already garnered rave reviews and a massive fan base. Lange was a beloved regular on "The Howard Stern Show" for five years and during that time his memoir, Too Fat To Fish became a New York Times bestseller.

Cositas Recycled Paper Art Workshop - Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden
April 20, 2013 - Flushing

Meet artist Monica Pieratt, view her recycled paper art in the this featured exhibition. Participants can enjoy creating their own earth-friendly sculptures.

THEY'RE ALIVE! - Studio 353
April 20, 2013 - New York

Come hear the future of classical music. On Saturday, April 20th, the Washington Square Winds woodwind quintet presents a program consisting entirely of music written by living composers, including Matt Frey, Charles Gerard, Derek Jenkins, Sonia Megías López, and Dean Rosenthal. A free reception will follow the performance, where those in attendance will have the rare chance to meet the composers themselves. They’re Alive 2.0 is the 2nd performance in an innovative series aimed to commission and promote new chamber works. To this extent, the Washington Square Winds will use all funds raised at the performance to commission a new composition for woodwind quintet. Please join us for this unique event, where we will celebrate our generation’s vital impact on the future of classical music.

Mario the Magician and his Suitcase Machine - Metropolitan Room
April 20, 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.

‘The Most Exciting Piano Trio in America’ - Adelphi University-Performing Arts Center
April 20, 2013 - Garden City

Recognized as “the most exciting piano trio in America” by The New Yorker and “consistently brilliant” by the New York Times, Trio Solisti will perform a concert on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) Concert Hall, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. Trio Solisti’s soulful and passionate performances are marked by soloistic virtuosity, electric energy, seamless ensemble playing and thrilling abandon. Their spring concert will include works by Beethoven, Musto, Piazzolla and Arensky. Trio Solisti’s critically acclaimed musicians–violinist Maria Bachmann, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach, and pianist Jon Klibonoff, have earned a reputation for their ability to perform a broad spectrum of styles and have collaborated with some of the finest musicians in the world. They are frequent guests of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and have been broadcast nationally on American Public Media’s Saint Paul Sunday and National Public Radio’s Performance Today. Their program will include Beethoven’s Piano Trio in E Flat Major, Op. 1 No. 1; Musto’s Piano Trio; Piazzolla’s Le Grand Tango and Arensky’s Trio in D Minor Op. 32." Celebrating its fifth year, Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center is Long Island’s premier cultural arts venue for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets for the April 20 concert at 8:00 p.m. are on sale now. Information is available at The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000 or boxoffice@adelphi.edu. The Concert Hall is located on the main level of the Performing Arts Center, adjacent to the Box Office. Check out aupac.adelphi.edu for more on this event and others coming to the venue.

Chez Bushwick Presents | Romanian Dance History VII - CPR - Center for Performance Research
Through April 20, 2013 - Brooklyn

International choreographers Brynjar Bandlien and Manuel Pelmus join Chez Bushwick for a three-week long residency, culminating in two performances at CPR. Over the course of two days, artists from around the world will meet in the glory of Romanian Dance History VII.

Trio Solisti - Piano Performance - Adelphi University-Performing Arts Center
April 20, 2013 - Garden City

Recognized as “the most exciting piano trio in America” by The New Yorker and “consistently brilliant” by the New York Times, Trio Solisti will perform on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 8pm in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) Concert Hall, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. Trio Solisti’s soulful and passionate performances are marked by soloistic virtuosity, electric energy, seamless ensemble playing and thrilling abandon. Their spring concert will include works by Beethoven, Musto, Piazzolla and Arensky. Trio Solisti’s critically acclaimed musicians–violinist Maria Bachmann, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach, and pianist Jon Klibonoff, have earned a reputation for their ability to perform a broad spectrum of styles and have collaborated with some of the finest musicians in the world. They are frequent guests of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and have been broadcast nationally on American Public Media’s Saint Paul Sunday and National Public Radio’s Performance Today. Their program will include Beethoven’s Piano Trio in E Flat Major, Op. 1 No. 1; Musto’s Piano Trio; Piazzolla’s Le Grand Tango and Arensky’s Trio in D Minor Op. 32. Celebrating its fifth year, Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center is Long Island’s premier cultural arts venue for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets for the April 20 concert at 8:00 p.m. are on sale now. Information is available at The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000 or boxoffice@adelphi.edu. The Concert Hall is located on the main level of the Performing Arts Center, adjacent to the Box Office. Check out aupac.adelphi.edu for more on this event and others coming to the venue. 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, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Nursing and Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its 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.

Children's Musical 'Once Upon a Mattress' - Queen of Angels Parish Center
Through April 20, 2013 - Sunnyside

A musical comedy re-telling of "The Princess and the Pea." Sarah Jessica Parker and Carol Burnett each starred in this Broadway hit. Unity Stage Company's Sunnyside production stars a cast of talented boys and girls in grades K through 5. The children have rehearsed once a week since September with a team of NYC performing arts professionals. Running Time: 75 minutes.

Treeline Dance Works & Friends - Salvatore Capezio Theater at peridance
April 20, 2013 - New York

Treeline Dance Works, a modern dance performance co-op based in NYC and Phoenix—presents an evening of dance by Artistic Directors Jenny Showalter (AZ) and Lyndsey Vader (NJ) with guest artists Megan Bascom (FL), Kirstin Kapustik (PA), and Merisha Meshihovic (Sweden). Dedicated to honoring the creative voices of its multiple collaborators, Treeline Dance Works & Friends creates kinetically charged works rooted in the wellspring of memory. The performance will begin at 8:00 PM at the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance. For more information and tickets, please visit www.TreelineDanceWorks.com

Cherry Blossom Festval - Urban Farm
April 20, 2013 - New York

In Japanese, "Hanami" means Cherry Blossom viewing. Enjoy the intensity of the many blossoms by looking at a single tree or group of trees. This free event will offer workshops in making cherry blossom salt with Sino Tanaka and demonstrations and tastings of cherry blossom tea. Fun cherry blossom crafts will be available for the entire family. A map of Randall's Island's cherry blossoms will also be available encouraging you to walk amongst the Island's cherry blossom trees. Reservations are encouraged. Please contact donna.piluso@parks.nyc.gov for additional information.

Piano Master Class with Tom Sauer - Music Conservatory of Westchester
April 20, 2013 - White Plains

Music Conservatory of Westchester is celebrating its "Master Class Month," with a series of classes taught by accomplished guest musicians. Join pianist Tom Sauer, founder and director of the Mannes Beethoven Institute, as he presents a piano class to be remembered. Sauer has performed at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Rockefeller University, and St. John's College, Oxford; he has also made appearances on Broadway and more.

Sheep-to-Shawl Festival - Philipsburg Manor
April 20, 2013 - Sleepy Hollow

Celebrate the arrival of spring on the farm! Sheep-shearing, dyeing wool, and weaving cloth are just some of the activities. Scottish border collies display their skills with sheep-herding demonstrations throughout the day, while newborn lambs frolic. Visitors are invited to explore each step in the process of turning wool into cloth using 18th-century techniques.

Carl Rux and Company - Apollo Theater
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

Poet Carl Hancock Rux returns to his artistic roots and reunites his spoken word/performance band in Rux Revival. Through Rux's signature "dizzying oral artistry," Rux Revival will reflect on his musical journey from the autobiographic work of his critically acclaimed debut CD, Rux Revue, to performances exploring more global themes in his latest album, Homeostasis.

Orchid Nights - New York Botanical Garden
April 20, 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.

Discovery Walkabout for Families: Animal Architects - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
April 20, 2013 - Crown Heights

Families can explore the Garden's grounds on a guided tour to see the amazing ways animals weave, peck, dig, and even use their spit to build their homes.

Legends and Visionaries: Program A - New York Theatre Ballet
Through April 20, 2013 - New York

The evening features works by Richard Alston, Jerome Robbins, Antony Tudor, and a new piece by Pam Tanowitz that premiered in the February program, commissioned by New York Theatre Ballet.

Quest for the Grail: An International Treasure Hunt - Castle Clinton, Battery Park
April 20, 2013 - New York

"Quest for the Grail" is an international treasure hunt that links players in London and New York City to search for the missing relic. In this 2-hour game, New World teams (10 players each) will hunt for objects in Manhattan hotspots...from Clinton Castle to the tombstones of Trinity Church to the Grand Lodge of the Masons. You may be looking for a marker of a headless ghost who haunts Wall Street, a symbol of George Washington or a troll in the East Village. Your team may be asked to concoct something - the most rebellious of drinks! Our Puppetmasters will be providing clues and tracking each team's progress through online communication via Twitter and Facebook. Teams will tweet answers and photos to win points. The team with the most points at the end of the day wins! All teams will be welcome to our post-hunt pub crawl. For more information please visit: timewavefestival.com/grail.html, follow us on Twitter @TimeWaveFest, and Facebook!

Adelphi University Hosts Annual Autism Conference - Adelphi University, Ruth S. Harley University Center
April 20, 2013 - Garden City

Adelphi University’s Ruth S. Ammon School of Education will host its Annual Autism Conference co-sponsored by the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association. The conference will include keynote speakers, panels and workshops. The two keynote speakers will be Liane Holliday Willey, Ed.D. and David Finch, who are both adults on the autism spectrum. Dr. Willey will present a keynote entitled “Staying Safe, Healthy and Happy—A Practical Guide for People with Asperger’s Syndrome.” David Finch will deliver a lecture entitled “Beyond the Best Practices.” The workshops are varied and provide practical information and assistance for independence. The Annual Autism Conference increases understanding of the remarkable strength and potential of individuals on the autism spectrum. The day’s activities offer insights and strategies for self-awareness, self-advocacy, transitions, relationships, employment and independence. The AHA is a not-for-profit organization working full time to enhance the lives of individuals and families affected by autism spectrum conditions through conferences, support groups, website, hotline and informative AHA eNews. The ongoing partnership with Adelphi and its Ammon School of Education enhances it all. Workshop subjects for the conference include: Transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare, Financial Literacy/Money Management; Effective Communication For Positive ASD Family Interactions, Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation; The Decision To Drive; Aspies in the Workplace; Current Trends in the Pharmacological Treatment of Autism Spectrum Conditions; Kiss Me, You Genius: Strategies for Thriving in Neurologically Mixed Relationships; and Legal Hot Topics: Does My Child Really Need A Guardian? The Pros and Cons of Guardianship. The Ruth S. Ammon School of Education is a scholarly community committed to providing educational opportunities for professional growth at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels by creating authentic academic and field experiences, cultivating respect for the diverse population we serve, embracing ethical practices, and preparing our students to become reflective change agents through research, collaboration, and leadership. The school’s core values are scholarship, reflective practice, social justice, inclusive community, wellness and creativity and the arts. Registration and more detailed information can be found at www.ahany.org For questions, contact Dr. Judith Cohen at (516) 877-4075. Conference brochures are also located in the Ammon School of Education office, Harvey Hall Room 130. If participants register prior to March 29, a free MP3 of all keynotes and all workshops will be included in the fee. Students and faculty fee is $60 and you must provide a copy of your ID.

Shuggie Otis - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
April 20, 2013 - New York

Shuggie Otis, for those not familiar with him through David Byrne's heroic disinterment of his 1974 album, Inspiration Information or through his authorship of the wonderful Strawberry Letter 23 - is the son of legendary R `n' B bandleader Johnny Otis. A musical prodigy he was playing with his father by the time he was 13 and from the word go displayed an uncanny mastery of the blues guitar. He wrote "Strawberry Letter 23," a gold single for the Brothers Johnson that went to number one R&B and number five pop in spring 1977. George Johnson was dating one of Otis' cousins who gave him a copy of Otis' 1971 Epic LP, Freedom Flight. Immediately, Johnson liked "Ice Cold Daydream" and "Strawberry Letter 23." The duo recommended it to their producer, Quincy Jones, and recorded a cover version that sticks pretty close to Otis' original version of "Strawberry Letter 23." By the time "Strawberry Letter 23" was a million-seller, Otis had been dropped from Epic three years earlier. The 24-year-old guitar virtuoso was sure he would get a new record deal. Ironically, the record executives would be impressed that he wrote a million-selling song, but they weren't interested in anything else he'd done. Disillusioned, Otis dropped out of the music business before returning to it in the late `80s, playing with his father, Johnny Otis' band. Later the axiom "good things come to those who wait" took effect. Spurred by sales and critical kudos of reissues of his 1974 Epic LP, Inspiration Information, from Sony Music Special Projects and David Byrne's Luaka Bop label, Otis performed "Strawberry Letter 23" on May 2001 appearances on Conan O'Brien and David Letterman. Though in recent years he has chosen to remain out of the spotlight, he continues to be revered through musical circles, as evidenced by his 2009 performance with Mos Def in LA. Feb 2013 sees the re-release of Inspiration Information via Sony distribution, complete as a double album package with a set of sought after unreleased masters. He will perform his first live dates outside America in over 20 years.

Louis Armstrong Tribute w/'Hot Lips' Joey Morant & Catfish Stew - Lucille's B.B. Kings Blues Club
April 20, 2013 - New York, NY

One of the most exciting and dynamic trumpeters on the current scene, Joey Morant works as a soloist, in duet and trio settings, and as a part of larger bands and orchestras, including the Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Harlem Blues Jazz Band. In addition, he has performed with jazz, soul, and rock 'n' roll greats, including Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Lionel Hampton, and James Brown. He electrifies audiences with his dazzling horn technique, skillful scat singing, and humorous asides. His Louis Armstrong interpretations, both playing and singing, are extraordinary.

Twin Mom Talk - Parents R Talking
April 20, 2013 - Mineola

"Twin Mom Talk" is a support group for mothers, or soon-to-be mothers, of twins, triplets, or more. Patti Bigliani, massage therapist, will talk about the benefits of massage, especially for "Mommy's of Twins." After, she will give all who attend a FREE Therapeutic Massage from PRT! Sign up today at parentsrtalking.com or by calling.

New York Travel Festival - Bohemian National Hall
April 20, 2013 - Upper East Side

The inaugural New York Travel Festival is celebrating what travel inspires on April 20-21, 2013. Saturday's schedule includes a variety of panels, speakers, workshops, tastings and other formats, such as game shows and debates. Speakers include: Andrew Evans (National Geographic's Digital Nomad), Alison Wright (award-winning photojournalist), Valarie D'Elia (NY1's "Travel with Val"), Robert Reid (Lonely Planet's US Travel Editor), and many others. Package tickets include one Sunday tour (itineraries available for all five boroughs). VIP tickets include a cooking class with Chef Pierre Thiam. Tickets can be purchased at http://bitly.com/NYTF2013.

Story Time with Princess Delilah Soleil - Delilah Soleil Salon
April 20, 2013 - Baldwin

Delilah Soleil will be reading some of her favorite stories at 1pm and 4pm. Event is free but seats are limited so reservations are required. To reserve your child's spot email delilahsoleil@gmail.com with the number of children you wish to attend. Reservations will be confirmed by email.

One Thing That's Green - Highland Park
April 20, 2013 - Queens

In honor of Earth Month, New York Restoration Project, JetBlue and Clear Channel Radio New York, have partnered together for this sixth annual program. Volunteers are invited to celebrate Earth Day weekend, and to help regrow the area straddling Queens and Brooklyn that was devastated during Hurricane Sandy. This is the first major street tree planting event since the storm. Volunteers will not only plant nearly 2,400 trees in the area from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. but will participate in tree planting training, beautification projects and family-friendly entertainment with: Z-100’s Greg T from Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show, 103.5 KTU’s Paul “Cubby” Bryant and Power105.1's DJ Whutevva.

Aimee Mann - Webster Hall
April 20, 2013 - New York

Vaccine Epidemic - Rye Free Reading Room
April 20, 2013 - Rye

"Everything you ever wanted to know about vaccines and vaccine policy, but were afraid to ask." Mary Holland, JD, Research Scholar at NYU School of Law and Co-author of "Vaccine Epidemic" (with Louise Habakus, Director of the Center for Personal Rights) will be hosted by Holistic Moms of Southern Westchester at the Rye Reading Room. Books will be available for sale.

The Good Life Saturdays with Dalton - Highline Ballroom
April 20, 2013 - New York

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

Spring Fling: A Celebration of Spring's Traditions - Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum
April 20, 2013 - Canarsie

Join the Wyckoff Farmhouse as we bid adieu to winter and welcome the arrival of spring with a celebration of traditional treats, dancing, storytelling, crafts and games. Get out your dancing shoes and learn traditional English country and contra dances with renowned caller, Tom Amesse. Be enchanted by celebrated storyteller, Robin Bady as she recounts traditional folklore and tales around the outdoor fire pit. Grab a ribbon and dance around the maypole; try your hand at colonial and carnival games including 9 pins, ring toss and horse shoes. Paint your own flower pot and plant a seedling to take home; fashion a hand-made pinwheel to test the wind. Get in the spirit of spring and design your own bubble wand and eco-friendly bubbles to blow in the breeze. In celebration of Earth Day our friends from Sustainable Flatbush will demonstrate their solar hydroponic garden system coming to the Wyckoff garden this summer. Snack on traditional treats and springtime snacks cooked around the fire pit. Round out the day with a tour of New York City's oldest house. Fun for all ages. 1:00 Crafts, Games & House Tours Begin 2:00 Colonial Dancing 3:00 Fire Side Stories 3:30 Maypole Dancing 4:30 More Fire Side Stories 5:30 Final House Tours FREE for museum members and Cool Culture families (with Cool Culture Pass)

Family Resource Day - Staten Island Mall
April 20, 2013 - Staten Island

Family Resource Days are free events that allow parents to gather information about educational programs and resources available to them in Staten Island 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.

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.

Spa Week - Various Locations
Through April 21, 2013 -

Since its inception in 2004, Spa Week Media Group has been a true pioneer in the spa and wellness industry. Spa Week, the country's leading and most reputable Spa Marketing Event, has made it possible for millions of people across North America to experience the healing and therapeutic benefits of the spa with its Spring and Fall Events' affordable $50 treatments. Visit www.spaweek.com for details and participating spas.

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.

Keith Michael's GOOSE! - New York Theatre Ballet
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

Your Goose is hooked in this fabulous production! Kids and adults alike will love the antics of their favorite nursery rhyme characters -- Jack and Jill, Little Bo Peep, Little Boy Blue, Little Miss Muffet, and a host of others -- kicking up their heels in Keith Michael's clever, fun-filled ballet set to Vladimir Shinov's original score. Tickets start at $36 and are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-982-2787. GOOSE! is one hour with no intermission and is appropriate for ages 3 and up.

David et Jonathas - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through April 21, 2013 - Brooklyn

Following their landmark revival of Atys in 2011, venerated conductor William Christie and early music group Les Arts Florissants return to BAM with a Baroque gem fashioned from the roiling dramas of the Old Testament: French composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier's (1643-1704) rarely staged sacred tragedy David et Jonathas, directed by Andreas Homoki.

Live Ideas: The Worlds of Oliver Sacks - New York Live Arts
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

Taking place each spring, Live Ideas -- a new annual festival of arts and ideas -- will concentrate on a different theme, explored through conversation and artistic presentations over several days. The inaugural festival is themed The Worlds of Oliver Sacks. Comprised of more than 20 events across five consecutive days, the series will include a wide array of performances, films, discussions and more.

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.

Chick-a-palooza Festival - Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market
Through April 21, 2013 - Riverhead

Attend a workshop to learn about chicken-keeping, beekeeping, gardening, and cooking. Enjoy farm tours, fiber arts, and watch the sheep shearing. Live music and fun for the whole family. Buy a ready-to-lay chicken to take home for $10.

The Stamford Symphony: Passion and Majesty - Stamford Palace Theater
Through April 21, 2013 - Stamford

Eckart Preu, conductor with Nigel Armstrong on the violin. Listen to Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Bruckner. Maestro Preu will share secrets and stories behind the music on stage one hour before the concert. MusiKids, an interactive education experience for children ages 6-12, takes place before the Sunday concert.

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

Richard Galliano/Christian Howes Quintet - CD Release: Southern Exposure - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

Featuring Richard Galliano, accordion; Christian Howes, violin; Josh Nelson, piano; Cedric Easton, drums; George Delancey, bass.

Fifth Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival - Bell House
Through April 21, 2013 - Brooklyn

Down Home Radio Show and The Fabulous Jalopy Theatre announce the 5th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival taking place Friday, April 19th through Sunday, April 21st! The 3-day festival includes more than 2 dozen bands, vocal and instrumental workshops, a family-friendly square dance, film screenings, author readings, kids sing-alongs, and more!

"How Big Is Space?" Tour Guide Talk - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

The diagrams of the Solar System we see in school classrooms do not represent the true scale of Space as miles and light years are hard to visualize. Join the Intrepid Tour Guides to build a scale model of the Solar System and learn just how far away the International Space Station, the Moon and Mars actually are. 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 21, 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 - What's in a Name? The Story of 6 'Intrepids' - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

From a bomb ketch in Tripoli harbor to the mighty aircraft carrier that stands today, hear the stories of the four US Navy ships to bear the name Intrepid. This 15-minute interactive talk will also look at two spaceships named Intrepid: one real, one from science fiction. This Tour Guide Talk is open to the public and free with the price of admission to the museum.

Reptile Week - Mystic Aquarium
Through April 21, 2013 - Mystic

Get your hands on the chilling side of nature with some creatures that are cold-blooded and seriously cool. Mystic Aquarium's new reptile encounter program, Scales & Tails, opens in April. Feel the spiny scales of a bearded dragon or the smooth shell of a yellow-footed tortoise. Get face-to-face with a ball python or touch the slick skin of an American alligator. Learn more about Scales & Tails and Reptile Week, April 13 - 21, at http://bit.ly/ZKuF2y.

Spiritual Retreat: Led by Oscar Miro-Quesada - Wainwright House presented by Center for Holistic Practices
Through April 21, 2013 - Rye

The Center for Holistic Practices & Psychotherapy is pleased to present an Apprenticeship Weekend starting Friday, April 19th at the Wainwright House in Rye, New York. This spiritual retreat is on "Caring, Curing & Community -Befriending the Three Muses of Shamanism." The weekend will be led by Don Oscar Miro-Quesada, a respected Peruvian kamasqa curandero, UN Observer to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, as well as several other accolades. Oscar's work has been featured on CNN, Univision, A&E, and the Discovery Channel. Today's practitioner of shamanism leaves new footprints on paths of psychic awareness and spiritual wisdom that are over 30,000 years old. Shamanism is a soul-infused tradition of spiritual healing, transformational power, and perennial wisdom that sees all of life as interconnected and sacred. The process of awakening to this shamanic worldview is as vast as the universe itself. It excludes no one, yet favorably embraces those willing to surrender a limited sense of self. One must live it to understand it. This weekend apprenticeship experience is designed to offer participants a heartfelt deepening of their shamanic life. It is both an affirmation of one's oath to serve the betterment of humankind, and a celebration of this possibility in and of itself. Approximate Weekend Schedule: Friday Arrive between 3-5:30pm. Dinner is served at 6pm. Workshop to follow. Saturday Breakfast 8:30-9:30am. Workshop to follow. Lunch 12-1pm. Workshop to follow Dinner 6-7pm. Workshop to follow Sunday Breakfast 8:30-9:30am. Workshop to follow Lunch 12-1pm. Conclude

Living Newspaper - Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theatre
Through April 21, 2013 - Garden City

Adelphi University's Department of Theatre presents the original drama Living Newspaper. The Federal Theatre Project (FTP) was the largest theatrical organization in the history of the world with productions seen by one quarter of the entire American population during the time of the Great Depression. Directed by its author, the Department of Theatre's Dr. Brian Rose, the play, using the format of the FTP's unique and signature style, tells the story of the FTP and the desperate fight of director Hallie Flanagan to save this powerful theatrical voice as it was threatened by the House Un-American Activities Committee with defunding for asking too many inconvenient questions. Living Newspaper was crafted to ask why the inconvenient issues posed by the FTP remain unsolved after over sixty years and why America has never had a federally or state funded theatre since. To learn more about the University’s Department of Theatre, please visit http://academics.adelphi.edu/artsci/pfa/theatre.php. WHEN: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. (Post-show discussion); Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 19, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. WHERE: Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theatre, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. For tickets, call The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000 or visit www.aupac.adelphi.edu. Directions - http://www.adelphi.edu/visitors/directions.php

Taste of Spring in Tuscany & Antinori Wine Dinner - Circo
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

Join Mauro Maccioni & Sommelier Aleck Ross-Frye for a four-course dinner explored through the wines of Marchese Anitnori.

Barnes & Noble Bookfair to Benefit the Yonkers Public Library - Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Yonkers
Through April 21, 2013 - Yonkers

Barnes & Noble Bookfair: "Communities Matter @ Your Library," to benefit the Yonkers Public Library, Friday, April 19-Sunday, April 21, from 11am-5pm. Visit the children's table for fun-filled crafts: Friday, April 19th from 3-5pm Saturday, April 20th from 10-2pm Sunday, April 21st from 12-4pm The "Roosevelt Storytellers" will perform a puppet show Saturday, April 20th at 2pm. Visit the YPL Information Table to learn about free programs and services available at the Grinton I. Will Branch. Can't attend the Bookfair at Barnes & Noble? Visit bn.com/bookfairs to support YPL online from 4/21-4/26, by entering bookfair ID: 110 57 379. A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit the Yonkers Public Library. Visit ypl.org or call 914-337-1500 for more info.

The House of Fath Spring/Summer 2012 Trunk Show - Henri Bendel's Flagship Store
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

Parisian couture house, Jacques Fath, will be hosting a trunk show featuring their Spring Summer Handbag Collection at Henri Bendel on Friday, April 19th – Sunday, April 21st. The best of this season’s designs from The House of Fath will be available for sale exclusively at Henri Bendel’s Flagship store in Manhattan. Laurence Dumenil, Jacques Fath’s esteemed designer, will be making a personal appearance on Saturday, April 20th, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. And if that weren’t reason enough to visit the trunk show, The House of Fath will be donating a percentage of the proceeds from handbags sold (on Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th) to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation! Don’t miss this highly anticipated event which will prove to be the trunk show of the season.

The House of Fath Spring/Summer 2012 Trunk Show - Henri Bendel's Flagship Store
Through April 21, 2013 - New York

Parisian couture house, Jacques Fath, will be hosting a trunk show featuring their Spring Summer Handbag Collection at Henri Bendel on Friday, April 19th – Sunday, April 21st. The best of this season’s designs from The House of Fath will be available for sale exclusively at Henri Bendel’s Flagship store in Manhattan. Laurence Dumenil, Jacques Fath’s esteemed designer, will be making a personal appearance on Saturday, April 20th, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. And if that weren’t reason enough to visit the trunk show, The House of Fath will be donating a percentage of the proceeds from handbags sold (on Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th) to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation! Don’t miss this highly anticipated event which will prove to be the trunk show of the season.

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.

'High School Art Salon' Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through April 23, 2013 - Pelham

Students in advanced art classes from Bronxville, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Pelham high schools exhibit their works side by side, creating a unique collective display of young local talent.

A Palladian Villa by Michael S. Smith - Christie’s
Through April 23, 2013 - New York

The two-day sale of A Palladian Villa by Michael S. Smith. Encompassing over 450 lots, the sale will include contemporary art, English furniture, Old Master paintings, Chinese works of art and antiquities from a remarkable private property designed by Michael S. Smith, one of the most venerated figures in interior design. The inspiration for the design, which is the subject of Smith’s upcoming book Building Beauty: The Alchemy of Design*, was drawn directly from the architecture of the house, a Palladian villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This concept allowed Smith to create a home that was informed by a classical sensibility but within a modern context, filled with extraordinary art and furnishings that span the past 500 years.

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.

Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards Exhibition Sponsored by CHANEL - New York Academy of Art
Through April 24, 2013 - Manhattan

Free Public Exhibition of Work by Stephen Hannock, David Kratz, Curtis Kulig, Gillian Laub, Robert Longo, Angelina Nasso, Erik Parker, Jose Parla, Joyce Pensato, Clifford Ross, William Wegman and Dustin Yellin, Sponsored by Chanel. Artwork from twelve major contemporary artists, which will be given as prizes to winning filmmakers at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, will be on view April 3-24, 2013, at the New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin Street, Manhattan. Stephen Hannock, David Kratz, Curtis Kulig, Gillian Laub, Robert Longo, Angelina Nasso, Erik Parker, Jose Parla, Joyce Pensato, Clifford Ross, William Wegman and Dustin Yellin have all donated work, consisting of paintings, photographs, etchings and prints to the Artists Awards program. The exhibition will be free and open to the public. The Tribeca Film Festival Artist Awards Program presents original artwork to winning filmmakers at the annual Festival. The program was created by TFF co-founder Jane Rosenthal to celebrate New York artists. This year’s TFF will run April 17-28, 2013.

Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards presented by CHANEL - New York Academy of Art
Through April 24, 2013 - New York

Free Public Exhibition of Work by Stephen Hannock, David Kratz, Curtis Kulig, Gillian Laub, Robert Longo, Angelina Nasso, Erik Parker, Jose Parla, Joyce Pensato, Clifford Ross, William Wegman and Dustin Yellin, Sponsored by Chanel Artwork from twelve major contemporary artists, which will be given as prizes to winning filmmakers at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, will be on view April 3-24, 2013, at the New York Academy of Art, 111 Franklin Street, Manhattan. Stephen Hannock, David Kratz, Curtis Kulig, Gillian Laub, Robert Longo, Angelina Nasso, Erik Parker, Jose Parla, Joyce Pensato, Clifford Ross, William Wegman and Dustin Yellin have all donated work, consisting of paintings, photographs, etchings and prints to the Artists Awards program. The exhibition will be free and open to the public. The Tribeca Film Festival Artist Awards Program presents original artwork to winning filmmakers at the annual Festival. The program was created by TFF co-founder Jane Rosenthal to celebrate New York artists. This year’s TFF will run April 17-28, 2013.

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.

Theatrical Release at MIST - MIST Harlem
Through April 25, 2013 - New York

ArtMattan Films has partnered with the newly opened three screen movie theatre, MIST CINEMA in Harlem, to bring back from April 19 to April 25 three popular titles that premiered in the African Diaspora International Film Festival and still resonate with audiences worldwide: Return to Goree – Youssou N’Dour, the Senegalese singer now Minister of Culture in Senegal, Return to Gorée is a moving testimony of the power of music to create dialogue and celebrate life. The Story of Lovers Rock – Lovers Rock, often dubbed ‘romantic reggae’ is a uniquely black British sound that developed in the late 70s and 80s. Live performance, dance, interviews and more shed light on the music and the generation that embraced it. Filling the Gap – Conceived as an effort to alter the way African-American children see themselves and their ancestors, this documentary highlights the inventive and inspired contributions of little-known Americans of African descent to U.S. History prior to the Civil War. SHOWTIMES April 19 to April 25: 1 pm Filling the Gap; 3 pm The Story of Lovers Rock; 5 pm Return to Goree; 7:15 pm The Story of Lovers Rock; 9:15 pm Return to Goree.

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

How I Learned to Become a Superhero - T. Schreiber Studios
Through April 27, 2013 - New York

how i learned to become a Superhero follows the stories of three people who have taken action against the losses they have suffered in their lives by turning themselves into real life "Superheroes". Whether the Manhattan transplant "Safety Pilot" and his sidekick, the Seattle native "Hope", or the Baltimore renegade "Guardian Angel", the heroes have to face the consequences of playing make believe in a world that is all too real, where consequences of the past are always present, and the future uncertain.

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.

Ballet Hispanico - Joyce Theater
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

"Dancing better than ever" (Backstage), Ballet Hispanico celebrates its 25th season at The Joyce with a vibrant snapshot of contemporary Spanish dance. Program highlights include a world premiere by Cayetano Soto, one of the most dynamic and ground-breaking Spanish choreographers of his generation, and the Joyce premiere of an homage to 1980s Europop created by the cutting-edge Spanish duo Inma Garcia and Meritxell Barbera. The Joyce premiere of Danzon by Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro and rousing repertory gems further showcase the multidimensional company.

Shen Yun Performing Arts - The David H. Koch Theater
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

Shen Yun Performing Arts features traditional Chinese culture as it was meant to be -- a beautiful blend of artistry, energy, and grace. Dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes move in seamless, flowing patterns. A live orchestra blends East and West, thunderous drums shake the stage, and spectacular backdrops transport you to another world. See ancient legends of virtue brought to life alongside modern tales of courage. Hear soaring songs by masterful vocalists that will move and inspire. Experience a sense of grandeur and enchantment like no other with this unique, thrilling, and unforgettable performance!

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.

2013 Tribeca Film Festival - Tribeca Film Festival
Through April 28, 2013 -

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the popular festival, which will include hundreds of screenings, including the highly anticipated new film Before Midnight, directed by Richard Linklater, starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. A special screening and discussion will take place 4/22. Family Festival Day, 4/27.

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.

Julius Caesar - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Through April 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

The world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company returns to BAM with a new twist on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Set in present-day Africa and featuring an all-black cast, this visionary production echoes recent regime struggles throughout the continent. The first production from the RSC's newly appointed artistic director Gregory Doran, this staging features sets by Michael Vale and live performances of contemporary West African music, fostering the contemporary resonance of this classic political thriller. According to The Guardian (UK), "...Doran's production gives the play's central debate about the necessary political murder a new immediacy."

Le Grand C - The New Victory Theater
Through April 28, 2013 - Times Square

A collective of 17 daring acrobats perform heart-stopping stunts with skill and distinctive style. With trust as their only safety net, this coterie of agile artists-cum-athletes toss, tumble, and tower into one human formation after another: first a vertical column of men and women stacked head to toe, next a human catapult that shows us what it's like to fly. "Le Grand C" is a portrait of expressive movement, powerful physicality and continuous surprise. Set to traditional French music, every playful yet precise piece from this alluring ensemble will captivate you and your family in this circus with a French twist.

'Shen Yun' - The David H. Koch Theater
Through April 28, 2013 - Lincoln Center

Shen Yun Performing Arts features traditional Chinese culture as it was meant to be: a beautiful blend of artistry, energy, and grace. Dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes move in seamless, flowing patterns. A live orchestra blends East and West, thunderous drums shake the stage, and spectacular backdrops transport you to another world. See ancient legends of virtue brought to life alongside modern tales of courage. Hear soaring songs by masterful vocalists that will move and inspire. Experience a sense of grandeur and enchantment like no other with this unique, thrilling, and unforgettable performance.

Blackbird - Location 1
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

"You know, I was born an egg, a little hard brown egg. But I cracked into a river and my insides came out and I was just about drowned and would have fallen to pieces by now were it not for him, plucking me out, saving me, I guess." Held in a basement for 16 years, a young woman looks back on her life, and the life of her captor. At least, she thinks it is her life. She thinks it is his. Nathan Shreeve directs Lucia Cox’s award-winning exploration into the confused imagination of the captive mind. Following sell-out seasons in the UK, Blackbird comes to New York in Schmucks Theatre's original environmental production.

Urban Greenwalk - Open Air
Through April 28, 2013 - New York

Come take the urban greenwalk challenge. A three block walk along one of New York City’s most well preserved neighborhoods to experience Earth Week like never before. The first event of its kind, the open air videowalk brings together retailers, green organizations and community. Each participating store will host an element to inform all who attend on how to be a deeper shade of green. Initiatives will include: rainwater harvesting, solar power, bicycling, natural areas, community gardening, wildlife gardening, composting, recycling, clean waterways, native species, plastic bag reduction, community supported agriculture, ocean conservation and more.

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.

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/

The Midnight Moment - Times Square
Through April 30, 2013 - New York

A spectacular visual and inspirational message will greet New Yorkers and visitors to the Crossroads of the World this April as part of a synchronized program on fifteen of the largest digital screens in Times Square. “The Power of Words,” a new short film compilation of Nelson Mandela’s words, pays tribute to the peaceful vision of the South African leader on the occasion of his upcoming 95th birthday and was created especially for the Times Square screens. Throughout April, the film will air from 11:57 pm – midnight as part of the Midnight Moment: A Digital Gallery, a presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts in collaboration with the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) and Nelson Mandela Foundation. The showing also coincides with National Poetry Month. The words of Nelson Mandela – made up of text edited from numerous speeches – will collide, float, pour and burst onto the screens through a dramatic, cosmic blue background in the collaborative work, created by Nabil Elderkin, Andrew van der Westhuyzen and Gregory Stern., “The Power of Words” project, sponsored by Montblanc, was created in response to a challenge by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and TFI to inspire filmmakers to create short films that highlight the enduring impact of words and the resonance of Mandela’s message through multiple eras and generations. This public video piece was created by one of the directors, Nabil Elderkin, in collaboration with animator Andrew Van Der Westhuyze, to help bring greater public awareness to the initiative, which will continue later this year with four additional filmmakers, who will work with TFI and Out of Africa Entertainment to create original short films based on quotes from Mandela’s teachings that will be released throughout the year. To help further spread the teachings of Mandela, TFI will spearhead the creation of an additional online video that will allow viewers around the world to have a virtual experience of “The Power of Words” public video piece beyond its run in Times Square.

Alberi - MoMA PS1
Through April 30, 2013 - Long Island City

The world premiere of ALBERI will be on exhibit in the striking VW Dome at MoMA PS1 for 10 days starting from Thursday, April 18th, with a special celebration in the afternoon of Saturday, April 20th 2013. Istituto Luce Cinecitt�, which is responsible for organizing the Italian selections abroad, is proud to announce that ALBERI ("Trees"), a cinematic installation by Michelangelo Frammartino, was chosen as an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival. ALBERI is a "never ending" video-installation, everlastingly repeating itself, because the final images reconnect to the initial ones without the viewer realizing it, in a sort of perpetual vortex, which may be fallen into at any moment and at any point. The marvelous natural music at the tops of the eponymous trees makes way for the rhythmic cadence of civilization?men baring axes and the natural clatter of daily life?before their unforgettable return home from the forest. The singular artistry of director Michelangelo Frammartino (Il Dono and Le Quattro Volte) is beautifully displayed in this mesmerizing homage to nature. This is the Year of Italian Culture in the United States, for which Istituto Luce Cinecitt� aims to highlight the importance of Italian culture through Italian cinema. Istituto Luce Cinecitt�, whose mission is to promote Italian cinema worldwide, is creating ongoing special events in major U.S. capitals throughout the year. Luce Cinecitta' ? which has long been recognized as the production powerhouse in Italy- will be present at the Tribeca Film Festival, with two more feature films from Italian director Claudio Giovannesi, as well Christina Voros.

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.

Reefs Illuminated - American Museum of Natural History
Through May 03, 2013 - New York

In this new film directed by Brennan Vance John Sparks, curator in the Museum's Department of Ichthyology, and David Gruber, Museum research associate and an assistant professor at The City University of New York, take a journey to the remote South Pacific coral reefs of the Solomon Islands to explore newly discovered biofluorescent species of fishes and stingrays, along with biofluorescent corals, crinoids, anemones, and other glowing invertebrates. The film will screen in the Geodome theater in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.

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).

Peter Maier - New Paintings - Bernarducci Meisel Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

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

Matti Bonetti - Paul Kasmin Gallery
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

Richard III: Born With Teeth - The Pershing Square Signature Center
Through May 04, 2013 - New York

In RICHARD III: Born With Teeth, Epic Theatre Ensemble wraps Shakespeare’s words in a contemporary setting where you’ll enter the world along side and through the eyes of Shakespeare’s most charming, funny and seductively evil actors: Richard III, himself. The performance schedule is: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30pm and Saturdays at 8:00 pm. This production runs through Saturday, May 4th at 8PM. Epic Theatre Ensemble’s tickets are $25 for this production. There will also be $10 Student Rush tickets at the box office. Advance tickets are available through Ticket Central by calling (212) 279-4200 or visiting www.ticketcentral.com. For more information, visit www.epictheatreensemble.org/R3

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.

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.

New York Children's Theater Festival - Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater
Through May 05, 2013 - New York

Three original productions will be showcased (visit website for times and tickets): The Tale of Jamie Freel: a Faerie Story; Cheater, Cheater, Pumpkin Eater!; and Molly Bloom Lately.

Rosemarie Padovano - That Fell on Deaf Ears - Momenta Art
Through May 05, 2013 - Brooklyn

The first solo exhibition of Rosemarie Padovano includes two videos, Paloma and Please Touch, and a concurrent screening of her new video Chroma.

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.

Enchanting April Exhibitions at Agora - Agora Gallery
Through May 09, 2013 - New York

This April, two inspiring exhibitions are coming to Agora Gallery, Interpretive Realms combines a thrilling sense of kinetic excitement with the detached ability to reflect and describe. The result is work that has one foot in the everyday world and the other in that of the imagination, elevating both to a new and interesting level. In Altered States of Reality: An Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography, fine art photographers employ a variety of techniques and styles but each one manages to capture something intriguing and thought-provoking in their memorable images. The exhibitions open on April 19, 2013 and continue until May 9, 2013. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday, April 25, 2013. Entrance is free and all art lovers are encouraged to attend to be entranced by these bewitching works. Exhibition Dates: April 19, 2013 – May 9, 2013 Reception: Thursday, April 25, 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_25_2013.aspx Featured Artists: Interpretive Realms Eugene Brimmerberg | Salome de Cambra | Gerardo Horacio De Gioia | Isabelle Habegger | Neema Lal | Josyane Martinez | William Mastrogiulio | Sandra McRae | Prenn Nguyen | Betty Pomarede | David Reinfeld | Roger Rutten | Angelo Sannasardo | Karl Sternath | Jesús Uclés | W.M. Vinci | John Wolter Altered States of Reality: An Exhibition of Analog and Digital Photography Roland Behrmann | Lella Beretta | Trond Are Berge | Dominique Braud | Fernando Braune | Mili DC Hartinger | Vincent Galassi | Patricia Gilman | Shifra | Anders Lidholm | Jean-François Mercier | Laurent Paillier | Dennis Stein | Rossella Tomaselli About Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery, established in 1984 and located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district. It is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. Exhibitions are usually group exhibits, presenting the work of a number of artists, but sometimes solo exhibitions focus on the work of one particular artist. The gallery publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of international talented artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is the proud sponsor of ARTmine, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art. The gallery also runs Agora Art Blog, a blog designed to provide helpful information and advice for artists while providing a forum for artists to help one another by sharing their experiences and thoughts.

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

5th Annual Children’s Book Drive - Child Care Council of Westchester
Through May 10, 2013 - Scarsdale

The Council is hosting their 5th Annual Children's Book Drive from April 15-May 10. Individuals can drop off high-quality, gently used books for children, ages birth-12 years, at the Council's offices. Books will be distributed to dozens of child-care and after-school programs serving economically disadvantaged children throughout our county. Help the organization reach their goal of 3000 books!

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.

Elizabeth Neel - Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

Golnaz Fathi - Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

For her debut solo exhibition in New York, Iranian artist Golnaz Fathi -- who divides her time between Tehran and Paris -- presents recent works on canvas that draw on her long practice of traditional Iranian calligraphy.

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.

Alan Gussow: Interrupted Spring - Driscoll Babcock Galleries
Through May 11, 2013 - New York

DRISCOLL BABCOCK GALLERIES presents Interrupted Spring, an exhibition of oil paintings and works on paper by Alan Gussow (1931-1997), which captures the energy of natural environment through a lively synthesis of abstract expressionism and realism, presenting a profound and poetic artistic vision. Gussow's unique imagery conveys the intimate link between man and the environment, invoking his personal encounters with the smells, sounds, tastes, and tactile sensations of nature. "His paintings are elegant, joyous, celebratory and occasionally elegiac representations of the world he treasured and embraced, the world of natural phenomena," notes John Driscoll, president of Driscoll Babcock. With nature as his muse, Gussow sought to reconcile his perceptual experiences and transform them into persuasive visual expression. Many works in this exhibition --Interrupted Spring (1975), Vegetable Garden in a March Rain (1975) and Edges of A Delayed Spring (1987) -- reflect Gussow's intuitive awareness of the shifting colors and textures of the changing seasons, as thawing frost and spring rain make way for a lush explosion of buds and greenery. The rich color associations and fluctuating brushstrokes in these works suggest a dynamic shift in focus from the panorama towards the detail, and a new emphasis on the rhythm, color, and texture of the productive earth.

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.

Making Books Sing's 'Wanda's Monster' The Musical - Theater 3
Through May 12, 2013 - Times Square

Making Books Sing presents a new family musical featuring new songs by children's music star Laurie Berkner. The 50-minute musical features Wanda, a spunky 5 year old who believes there's a monster in her closet. Wanda befriends "Monster," with the help from her cool, rock star Granny. Music and Lyrics by LAURIE BERKNER Book by BARBARA ZINN KRIEGER Directed by ADRIENNE KAPSTEIN WANDA'S MONSTER, The Musical is based on the book by Eileen Spinelli with illustrations by NANCY HAYASHI. NOTE: Laurie Berkner will NOT be performing in Wanda's Monster. APRIL 19TH-MAY 12TH Wed - Thurs @ 10:30AM Fri @ 10:30AM & 5:00PM Sat & Sun @ 11:00AM & 2:00PM TICKETS ON SALE MARCH 1ST. FOR TICKETS: www.makingbookssing.org or 646-250-1178 Group rates available.

Calm and Connected: Parenting your Child with ADHD - Pediatric Health Associates
Through May 13, 2013 - Plainview

ADHD experts have long recommended Parent Training as a crucial part of treatment for children with ADHD. This workshop you will help parents develop tools, techniques, and strategies to reduce challenging behaviors, homework stress, and school struggles. Education and guidance from a trained professional will increase parenting confidence and effectiveness.

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.

Andrew Erdos: Guaranteed Impermanence - Claire Oliver Gallery
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

Charles Freger - Yossi Milo Gallery
Through May 18, 2013 - New York

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."

Jr. Marine Biologist - Sport Fishing Education Center
Through May 18, 2013 - Babylon

Come for an adventure as you and your child learn about the marine environment. Program includes hands-on time with marine animals, beach activities and crafts. Call to register or e-mail tm353@cornell.edu.

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.

Collapse - New York City Center Stage II
Through May 19, 2013 - New York

Women's Project presents the New York Premiere of COLLAPSE By Allison Moore Directed by Jackson Gay Hannah has it all. Well, sort of: a caring husband in control of his panic attacks, a free-spirited sister with a penchant for accidental crime, an exciting career fraught with moral dilemmas, and a drunken house plant. COLLAPSE is a hilarious and transcendent odyssey that explores the real and imagined circumstances that push people to the edge. April 7 - May 19, 2013 Tuesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Exception: Additional show on Monday, April 15th at 7:30 p.m.; no show on Wednesday, April 17th. City Center Stage II 131 West 55th Street, NYC WP Member Tickets ($20+): Click here or call 212.765.1706. Single Tickets ($60+): Click here or call 212.581.1212.

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.

BABY TALK! A Mommy and Me Group - Mount Kisco Child Care Center
Through May 23, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Mount Kisco Child Care Center (MKCCC) is pleased to announce a discussion group for moms of new babies (under 12 months). Thursdays, 10-11am, April 18-May 23. Ruth Goodman, LMSW (Social Worker for MKCCC and Mom) will lead this 6-week group designed to bring mothers together to share the experience of their journeys into motherhood during an hour of coffee, conversation, and camaraderie. No fee, space is limited. Attend one session, or all six. To register, call 914-241-2135 or email hbock@mkccc.org.

Donald Weber - Interrogations - Foley Gallery
Through May 24, 2013 - New York

Sage Sohier - About Face - Foley Gallery
Through May 24, 2013 - New York

Karine Laval: Altered States - Bonni Benrubi
Through May 24, 2013 - New York

For her 4th solo exhibition at Bonni Benrubi Gallery, the Brooklyn-based French artist Karine Laval will present a selection of new photographs as well as a video installation.

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.

Love Therapy - DR2 Theatre
Through May 25, 2013 - New York

LOVE THERAPY is a play about a young therapist who finds herself out of her depth when intimacy, attraction and passion collide with the healing process. The playing schedule is as follows: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8PM, with matinees on Saturday at 2PM and Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are $45 and are available by visiting telecharge.com or calling (212) 239-6200

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.

BabyGanics Celebrates New Diaper Line with Major Savings - Babies R Us
Through May 26, 2013 - New York

BabyGanics will be hosting a promotion and sale event that will be held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning the week of April 15th until the last weekend in May at the Union Square Babies R Us. An additional special day of savings and giveaways will be held on Earth Day, April 22nd. The founders of BabyGanics are committed to offering effective yet affordable eco-friendly baby and household products. They have recently expanded their product line to include Rear Gear Ultra Absorbent Diapers that offer comfort, performance, eco-friendly material, skin health benefits and affordability. The BabyGanics team will hold in-store sales and promotions that include savings of $2 off jumbo bags of diapers and $5 off boxes of diapers from 4/2 through 5/28. Throughout their stay at Babies R Us, they will hold additional promotions, such as “buy one, get one” 50% off sun and bug protection, $5 off all laundry products 128oz. or higher, 25% off all sun and bug products, 2 for $20 jumbo bags of diapers, weekly raffles and much, much more! They will also be sending promotions and coupons via email, such as a free $5 gift card with a 128oz. laundry purchases and $10 gift card with 128oz. laundry purchases. A demo table will be set up for customers to try, feel, smell and see the quality that BabyGanics products has to offer. BabyGanics will celebrate Earth Day, April 22nd, at Babies R Us by offering additional savings and giveaways. Visit the BabyGanics team for BabyGanics tote bags, BabyGanics stickers for children, BabyGanics sunglasses and BabyGanics reusable water bottles. They will also be offering $2 off any box and $1 off any bag for already on sale diapers. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Elyse Bender-Segall at (516) 901-9095.

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.

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.

Macy's Sunday Story Time - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through May 31, 2013 - Upper West Side

Enjoy a different story every week with DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society. Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Time provided by the Macy's Foundation.

Funny Food Art Exhibit - Chelsea Market Concourse
Through May 31, 2013 - Chelsea

Going on now through the end of May at the Chelsea Market Concourse is the Funny Food Art Exhibit. Photographs by Bill Wurtzel from the healthy-eating book for kids, Funny Food: 365 Fun, Healthy, Silly, Creative Breakfasts (Welcome Books) by Bill and his wife, Claire Wurtzel. The exhibit includes 40 hilarious photographs of characters, cars, and portraits, made using healthy ingredients from everyday breakfasts you know and love. From laughing bagels, fruity beauties and nutty professors to food-faced celebrities like Mona Lisa (Plumalisa), the show is tasty fun for the whole family. Swing by with the kids and get ready to laugh out loud, especially when they see your face through the Funny Food portrait cut-out! It's healthy and happy fun. The Funny Food book is available at Chelsea Market bookstore, Posman Books. More about Funny Food at funnyfoodart.com. Visit Funny Food on Facebook.

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.

Spring Weekend Discovery Workshops - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through June 02, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids learn about garden plants and animals and explore Spring time through discovery stations, scavenger hunts, story time, crafts, and plantings to take home.

Italian artist Francesco Clemente - Yale School of Art 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery
Through June 02, 2013 - New Haven

Enjoy 30 paintings by the artist made during extended trips to Brazil between 2006 and 2008. April 1-June 2, 2013.

Italian artist Francesco Clemente - Yale School of Art 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery
Through June 02, 2013 - New Haven

Enjoy 30 paintings by the artist made during extended trips to Brazil between 2006 and 2008. April 1-June 2, 2013.

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.

'Guys and Dolls' - NOTE NEW DATES! - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through June 06, 2013 - Elmsford

NOTE NEW DATES! Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Subtitled "A Musical Fable of Broadway," the show is set in the colorful world of New York City in the mid 20th century. "Guys and Dolls" is populated with gangsters and gamblers, missionary dolls, and beautiful showgirls, and has one of the great musical scores in American theatre. Including Frank Loesser's hits "Luck Be A Lady," "Guys and Dolls," "If I Were A Bell," and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat." Show runs through June 6, 2013. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and Sunday Evenings including dinner.

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.

Wynn Newhouse Awards' Artists Exhibit - The Palitz Gallery at the Lubin House
Through June 13, 2013 - Upper East Side

Works of eight Wynn Newhouse award winning artists, all with disabilities, will comprise an exhibition at the Palitz Gallery in Manhattan, to be held April 15 through June 13, 2013. An informal reception for current and past winners, judges, and friends of the program will be held at the gallery in May. The Wynn Newhouse awards (wnewhouseawards.com) are bestowed upon exceptionally accomplished fine artists who have risen to the top tiers of their profession despite being challenged by infirmities recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The award was established in memory of collector Wynn Newhouse, who recognized and championed the talent and creativity of artists with disabilities. The awardees were chosen in January by an invited panel of judges who are highly respected in both the arts and disabilities communities. More than 35 artists were nominated for the 2012 award. In total, eight artists were chosen to receive the prestigious award and accompanying monetary prize. This year's judges included: J. David Farmer, Director, Dahesh Museum; Mark Parsons, Artist, Pratt Institute; Kathryn Price, Curator, Williams College Museum of Art; and Ealan Wingate, Director, Gagosian Gallery.

Indoor Playspace - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through June 14, 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.

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.

ESOL Family Literacy Class - CIET/LaGuardia Community College
Through June 20, 2013 - Long Island City

English Classes for parents with children in NYC public schools. Pre-registration is required.

ESL Classes - LaGuardia Community College
Through June 20, 2013 - Long Island City

In this class for parents with children in NYC public schools, participants will learn how to talk to their child’s teacher, prepare for parent-teacher conferences, information about homework resources and computer classes, and much more.

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.

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.

Paul Thek and His Circle: Gay in the 1950s - Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

Raw/Cooked: Michael Ballou - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 07, 2013 - Brooklyn

Ballou is the eighth artist in the continuing Raw/Cooked series, presented with support from Bloomberg and highlighting the work of under-the-radar Brooklyn artists. The Museum offers each of the participating artists a variety of unconventional spaces in which they may make art interventions, creating projects that draw inspiration from the architecture of the building and/or works from the Museum's collection.

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.

Velazquez's Portrait of Francesco I d'Este - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

Among the most distinctive portraits by Diego Velazquez is one he painted of Francesco I d'Este (1610-58), the Duke of Modena, during the duke's visit to Madrid in 1638 to secure the support of Philip IV. The duke is shown in armor, wearing a red sash, his head turned toward the viewer. It is a work that conveys a quality of arrogance and sensuality, and is a high watermark in the history of baroque portraiture, while also illustrating the importance of Velazquez's portraits to Spanish diplomacy. In 1843 the painting was acquired by the Galleria Estense -- one of the most prestigious of Italy's regional museums -- in Modena, Italy, and it has never before been lent to an institution in the United States. This special, three-month loan coincides with the re-installation of the Metropolitan's collection of Old Master paintings. It not only makes accessible to an American public one of the least known of Velazquez's works, but also calls attention to the severe damage suffered throughout the Italian region of Emilia Romagna after a devastating earthquake in May 2012. The Galleria Estense has been temporarily closed due to the damage it sustained.

"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.

My Life Ruined by Sex: The Works of William Kent - Museum of Sex
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

This exhibition explores William Kent's (1919-2012) calamitous life through his art, highlighting his skill and creativity as well as the paradoxes that drove him, bringing his erotically charged work back to New York for the first time in nearly 50 years. From rising art star to recluse, self-taught printmaker and sculptor William Kent in many respects embodied the title of his semi-autobiographical 1964 print, "My Life Ruined By Sex". While Kent's first foray into the formal art world in New York in 1962 was met with positive reviews, with the New York Times declaring him a "definite discovery" in 1963 and noting that Kent was an artist "with one eye on old carvings of the cigar store Indian type and the other on Pop art at its most saucy," these positive reviews could not protect him from the censorship of the time and the detrimental impact his political critique would have upon his career. His 1965 exhibition of sexual-political prints at the Castellane Gallery in new York City entitled "Sex and Violence, Or Erotic and Patriotic Prints!" turned out to be the last straw and following its opening, and Kent was dismissed from his post at the John Slade Ely House, in part for creating "sick" works in its premise. Kent never fully recovered from the aftermath of this exhibition, losing his footing once and for all within the formal New York City-centric art scene he revered. He took solitary refuge in his barn in Durham, Connecticut, continuing to make prints regularly until 1977 when he turned his attention to wood sculpture, focusing on large scale pieces of everyday objects. Though far removed from the New York City art scene he so coveted after 1965, his creative output over the course of six decades never ceased. Kent carried out most of his life as a solitary, indigent, and overlooked master. This exhibition seeks to rectify this by bringing attention to his prints, slates, sculpture and personal ephemera, placing a life and a life's work in context.

Stag Kids Reading Club - Fairfield University Bookstore
Through July 14, 2013 - Fairfield

Students in grades 1-8 are invited to join this incentive based reading program in partnership with the Bridgeport Bluefish and Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Read a minimum of 5 books and write one original book review between April 14 - July 14, 2013 and receive one free ticket to the Bridgeport Bluefish game on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 1:05pm. Additional tickets are available for purchase for $10. The Stag Kids Reading group will meet the players before the game for a private autograph session, run the bases after the game and a public announcement will acknowledge the students' reading success. One lucky member chosen at random will get to throw out the first pitch. Other raffle prizes include two free tickets to any Quick Center Performance Series Event (no expiration date) and a $25 Gift Card to the Fairfield University Bookstore (no expiration date).

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.

Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road - China Institute
Through July 21, 2013 - New York

Addressing art and ritual practices of the Northern dynasties (420-589) and the Tang dynasty (618-907) with excavated art works, high relief clay figures, wooden sculptures, silk banners, and molded bricks. A group of treasured Buddhist sutras from the famous Cangjingdong (The Hidden Library Cave) will illustrate the story behind Dunhuang's historic discovery. A magnificent replica of the 8th century cave that houses the beautiful Bodhisattva of the Mogao Grottoes and an illustrious central pillar from the 6th century will also be prominently displayed to recall the actual cave setting.

Victor Pesce - Elizabeth Harris Gallery
Through July 26, 2013 - New York

We Hold These Truths-The Great Art Caper - Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery
Through July 26, 2013 - Hempstead

Pick up Great Art Caper materials while in the Emily Lowe Gallery to enjoy self-guided super-sleuthing. Search for hidden clues in the works in the exhibit We Hold These Truths and use the clues to complete a message. Please check the museum's website for summer hours. This program runs through July 26.

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.

John Singer Sargent Watercolors - Brooklyn Museum
Through July 31, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Children love painting with watercolors. Here they can examine the work of master watercolorist John Singer Sargent via a collaboration between the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Art, Boston. In all, 93 pieces are on display, exemplifying the beauty and majesty of watercolor art.

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.

Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through August 05, 2013 - Midtown

In the early 1960s, Claes Oldenburg redefined the concept of sculpture. This exhibition offers the most comprehensive overview of Oldenburg's early career to date, including The Store, the artist's best-known body of work from this period. In December 1961, Oldenburg rented a small storefront on East Second Street in New York City and filled it with handmade, brightly painted sculptures that evoked the everyday commercial products sold in stores throughout the neighborhood. Oldenburg created several iterations of The Store in the years following, and for this exhibition a large selection of Store sculptures and drawings are brought together to demonstrate the breadth and complexity of Oldenburg's vision and the daring inventiveness of his execution. Oldenburg's rarely exhibited installation The Street is also on view. Predating The Store, this seminal work was inspired by the gritty environs of the Lower East Side in the late 1950s. A selection of Oldenburg's performances, which accompanied these early sculptural endeavors, is represented by films projected throughout the galleries. On view in The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium are the Mouse Museum and Ray Gun Wing. Created in the 1970s, these self-contained "museums" house careful arrangements of the artist's personal archives of American popular culture, along with various tests and experiments from his studio.

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.

Pinocchio - Puppetworks
Through August 18, 2013 - Park Slope

Puppetworks performs its adaptation of Collodi's legendary tale, Pinocchio, with an original score and laughs galore.

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.

The Big Adventure - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through August 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

The Big Adventure provides fun, dramatic, exciting, unique, and challenging experiences, making the exhibit great for young minds and bodies. Visitors will have opportunities to choose adventures that appeal to them, identify challenges, solve problems, make decisions, set goals, enhance creativity and gain confidence.

MoMA Art Lab: People - The Museum of Modern Art
Through August 31, 2013 - Midtown West

In MoMA's latest interactive space, MoMA Art Lab: People, visitors of all ages can discover the ways in which artists represent the human form. Investigate body language through art-making activities, digital play, and other creative explorations. Stop by before or after visiting MoMA's galleries.

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.

Universe of Desire - Museum of Sex
Through September 02, 2013 - New York

Type. Swipe. Search. Upload. Download. Post. Stream. These are the new verbs of desire. Our most intimate thoughts, fantasies, and urges are now transmitted via electronic devices to rapt audiences all over the world. These transmissions—from sexts to webcam masturbation feeds—are anonymous yet personal, individual yet collective, everywhere and nowhere, and they are contributing to the largest sexual record to date. In short, desire has gone viral. But what does this mean? And what does it reveal about us? This exhibition explores these very questions through a lens of digital experience by examining what we are searching for, how we do it and what we leave behind on these electronic devices. In piecing this together, we begin to expose staggering truths about who we are and how we interact in this ever-changing world of modern sexuality.

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.

What Is It? Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era - Lockwood-Mathews Mansion
Through October 06, 2013 - Norwalk

Victorian era gadgets, technologies and breakthroughs will be on display to introduce visitors to mid-to-late 19th century inventions and discoveries in many diverse areas including communication, transportation, manufacturing, medicine, food and recreation. Audiences might be surprised at how some of the historic breakthroughs are still relevant today. April 17 2013-October 6, 2013.

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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.

Nature on the Go - Prospect Park Audubon Center
Through October 31, 2013 - Flatbush

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

Carousel Rides - Prospect Park Carousel
Through October 31, 2013 - Flatbush

Take a ride on the Park's beautiful 101 year-old carousel.

Tree House Installation - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Through October 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Tree house architect Roderick Romero has created a whimsical, inhabitable sculpture using wood from trees felled by Hurricane Sandy. This "tree house" will be part open-air classroom, part viewing point, and part artwork. Created specifically for BBG, it will invite visitors of all ages to experience the Garden in a new way.

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.

World Brooklyn - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through December 01, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids can visit examples of stores they might find in some of Brooklyn's ethnic pockets: a Chinese stationary store, a Mexican bakery, a West African import store, to name a few, which are modeled after real Brooklyn businesses. There's also an international grocery store and a replica of the famous L&B Spumoni pizzeria from Bensonhurst.

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.

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.

Echoes of Egypt: Conjuring the Land of the Pharoahs - Yale Peabody Museum
Through January 04, 2014 - New Haven

This exhibition will take you on a journey through two thousand years of fascination with ancient Egypt, the land of the pharaohs. Visitors will enter through a reproduction of the Egyptianizing gateway that is the entrance to New Haven's Grove Street Cemetery (designed by Henry Austin in 1839), and then discover how a culture that flourished thousands of years ago has impacted our own world. Echoes of ancient Egypt appear in art, architecture, and literature around the world from ancient Africa to medieval Europe and the Middle East, to modern North America. April 13, 2013-January 4, 2014.

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.

Penguin Encounter - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through December 31, 2015 - Riverhead

Imagine a close-up meeting with an African penguin – a 45-minute interactive experience where children ages 5 and up and adults go behind the scenes and learn how animal experts care for these playful birds. You'll see the inner workings of the Penguin Pavilion exhibit,learn how staff cares for the exhibit's residents and enter the Penguin Preschool to meet the penguins. Reserve your spot at reservations@amwny.com.

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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