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THIS WEEKEND'S KIDS & FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN FAIRFIELD

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by Directories Editor - Weekly June 26, 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!.

Ludo's Broken Bride: A Rock Opera - Ars Nova Theater
June 26, 2013 - New York

This performance comes to you as part of ANT Fest, Ars Nova's month-long Festival of All New Talent! Time-travel, dinos, zombies and puppets. This rock opera has it all! Set to a score by the band Ludo, this is the epic adventure of one man’s time-traveling voyage from the Age of Dinosaurs to the Zombie Apocalypse, all to save his true love’s life. Music & Lyrics by Ludo. Adapted & Directed by Stacey Weingarten. Music Direction & Arrangements by David Levinson

MusicClasses4Kids Trial Class - Germonds Presbyterian Church
June 26, 2013 - New City

MusicClasses4Kids invites parents or caregivers and their newborn through kindergarten-aged children to a trial class of their Summer 2013 “Perfect Harmony Retreat” song collection. New students will have their fee credited to their tuition if they join after the class.

Smooth Cruise Series - BWB - Spirit Cruises
June 26, 2013 - New York

For 16 years, the Smooth Jazz Cruises have been a hit. This summer enjoy New York's favorite summer jazz series aboard the Spirit of New York! The Smooth Jazz Cruise has evolved into one of New York's most popular attractions. Collaborating in 2002 as BWB, Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown recorded the album Groovin'. The title track hit #1 and was followed by a popular US tour in Fall 2002. Now they're back with their amazing sound, thrilling audiences in 2013!

Dancing at Dusk: Swing Night with Dandy Wellington and His Band - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
June 26, 2013 - Katonah

The fifth season of Dancing at Dusk comes out swingin' with the sounds of the 1930's and 40's! Inspired by the Big Band Era of Jazz, Dandy Wellington and his band will create a world of well-dressed music that will have you jumping and jiving to the sounds of a bygone era - from the golden age of cinema to the bounce of New Orleans. Dress in your vintage best and make the most of this season's exciting opener! Info about the Dancing at Dusk Series: Come to Caramoor for an evening of fun with the kids! Bring a picnic, spread out a blanket, and enjoy great music together. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to dance to live music, interact with the musicians, get to know their instruments, and ask questions. This is a wonderful way to introduce your child, up close, to music in a relaxed and joyful way. Activities are designed for toddlers as well as pre-teens.

Make A Wish Wednesday - BounceU of Farmingdale
June 26, 2013 - Farmingdale

Proceeds to Benefit the Make a Wish Foundation. Sorry, no coupons or passes will be accepted for this event. Reservations required.

Kate's Kids - Brooklyn Academy of Music
June 26, 2013 - Brooklyn

Join Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright, together with a few very special guests, for a benefit concert celebrating the rich career of their late mother, the inimitable folk singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle. Held in conjunction with the release of a double-CD tribute album Sing Me The Songs (Nonesuch) and featuring performances of McGarrigle's deeply personal music, songs by Rufus and Martha, French songs, and more, the evening pays moving tribute to McGarrigle while showcasing the musical legacy she helped to create. Proceeds from the evening benefit the Kate McGarrigle Foundation.

Amateur Night - Apollo Theater
June 26, 2013 - New York

A brand new line-up of contestants competes for the chance to perform during the July 24 Show Off and move on to Top Dog on October 9. It all leads to the chance of winning the title of Super Top Dog and a cash prize of $10,000 on November 27!

Late Night: The Studio - 54 Below
June 26, 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.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
June 26, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids ages 4-12 are invited to make something special with Legos.

WHITE WAVE Kids Can Dance 2013 Spring/Summer Session - John Ryan Theatre
Through June 26, 2013 - Downtown Brooklyn

The 2013 Spring / Summer Session of WHITE WAVE Kids Can Dance runs May 6th – June 26th, 2013. Registration is now open! WHITE WAVE Children’s Program started in 2002! We offer a fun, creative, and nurturing introduction to dance movements and help to develop children’s strength, flexibility and grace of movement. Students also cultivate their balance, rhythm, and coordination skills. Our wonderful faculty teaches classes in Pre Ballet, Creative Movement, Hip-Hop & B-Boy and more! Our much-loved toddlers’ program continues to introduce young people to the art of movement. WHITE WAVE is committed to help each and every child in our Kids’ program grow artistically and creatively. Children are also invited to perform in WHITE WAVE’s festivals with our “Day for the Family” shows.

The Greyboy Allstars - The Blue Note
Through June 26, 2013 - New York

The Greyboy Allstars -- frequenters of the scene surrounding the '70s soul-and-funk-spinning DJ Greyboy -- have extended their U.S. tour through the summer, including a three-night residency at New York's Blue Note Jazz Club. The tour comes in support of Inland Emperor (Knowledge Room Recordings, April 16), their first studio album in six years.

Babies and Books - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
June 26, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Stories, socializing, and rhymes for babies.

After School Stories - Brooklyn Public Library, Saratoga branch
June 26, 2013 - Brownsville

Kids with and without disabilities hear stories. (Part of The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs.)

After School Homework Help - Brooklyn Public Library, McKinley Park branch
June 26, 2013 - Dyker Heights

Kids get help with homework from library staff.

Chess Club - Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens branch
June 26, 2013 - Carroll Gardens

Chess for all ages.

Cleveland Watkiss Quartet - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
June 26, 2013 - New York

Presented in Collaboration with Made in the UK. With Cleveland Watkiss, Voice; Jonathan Gee, Piano; Larry Bartley, Acoustic Bass; Ernesto Simpson, Drums.

Lego My Library! - The Field Library
June 26, 2013 - Peekskill

Kids ages 5 and older can join in the library's monthly Lego Club. No sign-up required.

Eco-Crafts for Toddlers - Astoria Library
June 26, 2013 - Long Island City

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

Catch A Kite - Long Island Children's Museum
June 26, 2013 - Garden City

Go fly a kite. We�re bringing back this popular program and we are headed outdoors! Kites are constructed out of a sturdy frame covered with thin material designed to catch the wind. They are tethered to a reel that controls height and speed. Discover how to build one using an assortment of easy-to-find materials, and then gather outside to observe them float in the air.

Tai Chi in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
June 26, 2013 - Old Westbury

Tai Chi, a unique form of "moving meditation" calms the mind, relaxes the body and strengthens the spirit. Sessions taught by professional Tai Chi instructor, Linda Cafiero, are designed for all experience levels.

The Sciencetellers - The Bugs of Blackwood - White Plains Public Library
June 26, 2013 - White Plains

The Bugs of Blackwood. By using experiments with fire, gas, air pressure, water, chemicals, and much more, see if Benjamin the bug's friends can save him before all hope is squashed! Sciencetellers offers interactive programs that use science experiments to tell stories.

"The Little Red Hen" by Rosy Puppets - White Plains Public Library
June 26, 2013 - White Plains

A hand puppet show of the classic tale about the industrious hen and her lazy housemates. Will they help her with all the preparations for making bread? "Not I," said the dog! Trove manager Rosemary Rasmussen built the Rosy Puppets production for preschoolers and performs all the characters in a one-woman show. Limited seating. Tickets distributed 30 minutes before showtime. For ages 3 and older.

CRITTERS, CRAFTS, AND KIDS - Greenburgh Nature Center
June 26, 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.

Leonardo Suarez Paz's Cuartetango Meets Cristian Zarate - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
June 26, 2013 -

Sensual and cerebral, two top proponents of tango's newest incarnation reunite for an evening that promises a steamy revamp of tango's Golden Age, with breathtaking musical sparkle and skill. Lenardo Suarez Paz, descended from a long line of tangueros (his father was Piazzolla's last violinist), and innovative pianist Zarate wowed Broadway together as part of Tango Argentino. In this long-awaited reunion, they find fresh ways to turn up the heat.

Lego® Club - Wilton Library
June 26, 2013 - Wilton

Kids in grades K thru 4 are invited to join this weekly Lego® Club. Each session will be based on a new theme such as castles, vehicles, towers and more. Children will learn about the theme through stories and non-fiction books and then create a Lego® masterpiece from the library's collection. There are 20 spots available for this program on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be passed out at the Children's reference desk starting at 3:45 p.m. the day of the program.

Hello Gorgeous: The Movies of Barbra Streisand: Funny Girl - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
June 26, 2013 - New York

Free Films Every Wednesday Night* June 26 ? August 7 (except July 3.)

Young Leaders Institute of Laurelton - Laurelton Library
June 26, 2013 - Laurelton

Real leaders are made not born. Learn to be a leader at this program for children in grades 3-6.

Farmer's Market - Wilton Historical Society
June 26, 2013 - Wilton

Shop for farm fresh produce and flowers by local farmers.

Online Test Prep - Long Island City Library
June 26, 2013 - Long Island City

This workshop provides online test strategies and a customized practice ground for those who want to accelerate preparation for online testing. Students are given access to interactive online practice tests based on official exams such as ACT, SAT and GED. Preregistration is required.

Knights of Queens - Queens Village Library
June 26, 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.

Pop-In Play - Pump It Up of Great Neck
June 26, 2013 - Great Neck

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

Sensory Jump Time - Pump It Up of Great Neck
June 26, 2013 - Great Neck

Pump It Up has partnered with Autism Speaks and is proud to offer Sensory Jump Time, a program for all children on the autism spectrum. We have created a sensory-friendly environment specific to our Sensory Jump Time program. Children who attend will have the opportunity to make new friends, jump, slide and play sensory-friendly games within a controlled, safe environment. This program is open to children on the autism spectrum and their siblings only. Advanced registration is encouraged as this program is not open to the general public in order to provide a safe environment for the children.

Classic Car Show and The Big Beat Oldies Band - Calf Pasture Beach
June 26, 2013 - Norwalk

At 6pm attend a classic car show. At 7pm, listen to songs from the 50's and 60's played by The Big Beat Oldies Band.

Adventure Days: Shark Bait - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
June 26, 2013 - Riverhead

Kids ages 3-4 learn about all of the Aquarium's predators and how they hunt, what they eat, and where they live. Craft and snack included.

ArtPlay! - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
June 26, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

School's out. Visit the museum to enjoy fun art-making and creative craft stations in the gallery. Come ready to explore and create. No RSVP required.

Infant Massage - Prenatal Yoga Center
June 26, 2013 - Upper West Side

Singing and bonding with your baby is fun when music and massage complement each other to stimulate your baby's brain and relax his muscles and organs. Best for babies newborns to 6 month old babies.

Wednesdays in Teardrop Park - Teardrop Park
June 26, 2013 - Battery Park City

Join other school-age children for active lawn games and art projects. Parks Programming Leaders plan games based on their understanding of child development stages, and teach games that encourage a sense of community through cooperative play. Participating children are welcome to suggest games, and Parks Programming Leaders are always prepared to help get the games started with perennial favorites such as Tug of War, Red Light Green Light, Mr. Fox, Asteroids, Wiffle Ball and Four Square. Each week enjoy a different art project. Projects range from group murals and building cities from recycled boxes, to individual clay and wood constructions, masks, capes and mobiles inspired by nature in the park. For children 5 and older. Make new friends! All supplies are provided.

Drop-In Chess - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
June 26, 2013 - Battery Park City

Drop in to play the popular strategy game and get pointers and advice from an expert under the trees in Nelson A. Rockefeller Park, adjacent to the Park House. An experienced and enthusiastic chess instructor leads lessons in the popular strategy game for children and young people ages 5-18 in small groups. Beginners and all ability levels are welcome. Chess instructor Michah Saperstein has been teaching chess to children for 6 years, and has developed a coaching style which emphasizes creativity and imagination in children.

Madame Tussauds New York Offers Theater Lovers with 'Kids Go Free' Every Wednesday Until the End of June - Madame Tussauds New York
June 26, 2013 - New York

Setting the stage as the perfect preshow for a Broadway matinee, Madame Tussauds New York (234 W. 42nd Street between 7th & 8th Avenues) is offering theatergoers free admission to the wax attraction for kids (ages 12 and under) when accompanied by a full-paying adult and presentation of a Broadway show ticket. The offer starts Wednesday, May 22, and can be redeemed each Wednesday until June 26. Madame Tussauds New York features nine floors of interactive entertainment and more than 200 wax figures of famous celebrities, athletes and historic figures as well as the brand new Marvel Super Hero Experience, including figures of Thor and Captain America, The Hulk, Spider-Man and Iron Man and an exclusive Marvel Super Heroes 4D film. The famed Times Square attraction also features The Spirit of New York exhibit, which invites visitors to experience several New York landmarks including a replication of the Statue of Liberty?s crown and a real New York City taxi, as well as wax figures of quintessential New Yorkers including Woody Allen and Frank Sinatra. Madame Tussauds New York is located in the heart of Times Square at 234 W. 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenue and is open 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.madametussauds.com/NewYork.

Gotham at-a-Glance - Gotham Writers' Workshop
June 26, 2013 - New York

For one night only, Gotham's teachers and staff will be hosting Gotham at-a-Glance, where you will learn about Gotham, get a few quick lessons from some of our teachers, and mingle with us over wine, soda, and snacks. The event is free, but you need to register in advance. You can sign up here: http://bit.ly/18ucwxm

Word for Word: The National Lampoon with Ellin Stein, Sean Kelly and Chris Cerf - The Bryant Park Reading Room
June 26, 2013 - New York

Journalist Ellin Stein (author of That's Not Funny, That's Sick: The National Lampoon and the Comedy Insurgents Who Captured the Mainstream), an observer of “The National Lampoon” scene since the early 1970s, is joined by two former editors of the magazine Sean Kelly and Chris Cerf for a behind-the-scenes look at the franchise that introduced iconoclasm and political satire to the mainstream. "Word for Word Author" is an outdoor reading series that features bestselling authors, celebrity writers, and expert-panelists sharing anecdotes, answering questions from the audience, and signing copies of their latest books. The Bryant Park Reading Room located on the 42nd Street side of the park - under the trees - between the back of the NYPL on 5th Avenue & 6th Avenue. Look for the burgundy and white umbrellas.

South Pacific - John W. Engeman Theater
June 26, 2013 - Northport

Sailor hijinks, the danger of war, and the passion of young love are all joined together by Rogers and Hammerstein's score in one of the most popular musicals of all time.

Big Jay Oakerson - Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
June 26, 2013 - Yonkers

Every Wednesday evening, Empire City Casino hosts Comedy Night, featuring some of the biggest names in stand-up. Performing tonight: Big Jay Oakerson (Z Rock, Louie).

The Dough Rollers LIVE - The Brooklyn Bowl
June 26, 2013 - Brooklyn

Rising blues-rock quartet, The Dough Rollers, comprised of Malcolm Ford (vocals/guitar), Jack Byrne (guitar/vocals), Josh Barocas (drums/vocals) and Kyle Olson (bass/vocals) will play Brooklyn Bowl at 8:00 PM on June 26th, 2013. The Dough Rollers have played with Bob Dylan, Queens of the Stone Age and Josh Freese (from NIN), among many other artists. They have a sound similar to the Alabama Shakes and recently played with The Virgins last week at The Viper room in LA and appeared on Playboy Radio and Extreme Talk (Sirius Radio). They've also been covered by Vanity Fair and Interview Magazine and have recorded an EP with Josh Homme (from Queens of the Stone Age) due out later this year. See you there!

Screening The Way, Way Back - Museum of the Moving Image
June 27, 2013 - Astoria

Following the screening, directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (the team that won an Oscar for writing The Descendants), and the film's stars Liam James and Sam Rockwell will participate in a discussion with Chief Curator David Schwartz. The film, which opens in theaters July 5, also features Steve Carell, Allison Janney, Zoe Levin, and Toni Collette. The Way, Way Back (2013, 103 mins. Rated PG-13) is the funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan's (James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Carell) , and his daughter, Steph (Levin). Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world—all during a summer he will never forget.

33rd Annual Juried Photography Show - Freeport Memorial Library
Through June 27, 2013 - Freeport

The Long Island Arts Council at Freeport is pleased to announce the winners of its 33rd Annual Juried Photography Show, co-sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings. This year�s juror, Jeff Harris, made the selections from the submissions received. Learn more about Jeff at www.jeffharrisphoto.com and jeffharrisphoto.tumblr.com. The Show will be on exhibit through June 27.

Mx. Justin Vivian Bond - 54 Below
Through June 27, 2013 - New York

Justin Vivian Bond, under the Musical Direction of Emmy Award-winning composer Lance Horne, will be casting a LOVE spell at 54 below. Earn your merit badge on the ways of LOVE by entering a midsummer night's dreamscape of musical enchantment featuring a collection of songs with "LOVE" in the title made famous by a wide variety entertainers such as Lena Horne, Kate Bush, Cat Power, The Gossip, Bronski Beat and MORE! Cover charge $25-35. $25 food & beverage minimum.

ZEPHYR Happy Hour Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
June 27, 2013 - New York

Experience Happy Hour in glittering style! Cruise along New York Harbor aboard the luxurious ZEPHYR yacht and enjoy a Happy Hour like never before. Straight up or on the rocks, every drink is on the water! It's the hottest way to cool down! Enjoy: 90-Minute Harbor Cruise; Live DJs; 2 Cash Bars; Drink Specials; Sun Deck; Two Fully Enclosed, Climate-Controlled Decks; Breathtaking Views of the Skyline at Sunset. Thursdays & Fridays, departs 6:30pm, Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend. $25. Must be 21 or older, with valid ID.

Thirsty Thursday Night DJ Dance Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - (Circle Line 42nd Street)
June 27, 2013 - New York

Why spend your Thursday after work Happy Hour indoors when you take advantage of the warm fresh air and gorgeous New York City Sights. Come and indulge specialty cocktails on Circle Line Sightseeing's brand new spacious, outdoor deck and bar.

In Conversation at The Carlyle: Curtis Sittenfeld - Cafe Carlyle
June 27, 2013 - New York

Hosted in conjunction with Random House Publishing, the literary series consists of three separate events where guests enjoy a three course luncheon in the upscale New York City hotel, a glass of wine, a copy of the author's new book, followed by a literary discussion in The Cafe Carlyle with the author.

Buddy Guy - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through June 27, 2013 - New York

Any discussion of Buddy Guy invariably involves a recitation of his colossal musical resume and hard-earned accolades. He's a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a chief guitar influence to rock titans like Hendrix, Clapton, Beck, and Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side, and a living link to that city's halcyon days of electric blues.

54 Piano Bar - 54 Below
June 27, 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.

Family Movie - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
June 27, 2013 - Garnerville

Watch a family-friendly movie on the big screen and enjoy free popcorn.

The Bossy Frog Band - Nyack Farmer's Market
June 27, 2013 - Nyack

The Bossy Frog Band performs for children at the Nyack Farmer's Market. Arrive early to park your stroller. These seasonal shows attract a big crowd.

The Great Writers: The Catcher in the Rye with Dr. Vivian Lynch - Manhasset Public Library
June 27, 2013 - Manhasset

As summer arrives and the school year ends, we listen to Holden Caulfield, the prep school student who changes everything for considerations of the American adolescent. If Huckleberry Finn is the original rebel, Holden is his urban descendant. Salinger's presentation of Holden's alienation, confusion, and searching for identity is bold, original, witty, and sometimes heartbreaking. Author: J.D. Salinger (1951)

Frampton's Guitar Circus - Beacon Theatre
June 27, 2013 - New York

Following the success of the 2011/2012 world tour celebrating the 35th Anniversary of his multi-platinum selling live album Frampton Comes Alive!, Peter Frampton is back on the road. With the Robert Cray Band.

Summer Reading Game Kick-Off at The Field Library: 'Dig Into Reading!' - Field Library
June 27, 2013 - Peekskill

Sign up for The Field's fabulous summer reading games - for kids ages 4 and up. Sign-up begins June 27, and games end August 17. Participants will report on books to teenage volunteers, and move their game pieces along the library's "Dig Into Reading" game boards, getting prizes along the way. Kids who read enough books get an invitation to the library's Pizza Party. Check fieldkids.wordpress.com for details.

Thursday Nights At The Museum - Brooklyn Museum
June 27, 2013 - Brooklyn

7 p.m. In Conversation: Artist LaToya Ruby Frazier recites from her written work while her photographs are projected behind her, then speaks with Laura Wexler, Yale Professor of Gender Studies; Lesley Martin, publisher of the Aperture Foundation; and Hershini Bhana Young, author of Haunting Capital: Memory Text and the Black Diasporic Body.

Teen Time - Brooklyn Public Library, Crown Heights branch
June 27, 2013 - Crown Heights

Teens enjoy music, games, socializing, and more.

Sing Along - Brooklyn Public Library, Flatlands branch
June 27, 2013 - Marine Park

Roll over Beethoven! Come hear Mr. Avrum, the librarian, play some of your favorite tunes.

Ridge Girls Write - Brooklyn Public Library, Bay Ridge branch
June 27, 2013 - Bay Ridge

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

School's Out Celebration @ The Field Library - Field Library
June 27, 2013 - Peekskill

Start your vacation the fun way - with a fabulous show for the whole family. Free live entertainment, plus a free book for every child!

John Stezaker - Petzel Gallery
Through June 27, 2013 - New York

Manga Drawing Time - South Ozone Park
June 27, 2013 - South Ozone Park

In this drawing group kids bring their creativity, and the library provides the supplies.

Wrap and Roll Kid's Cooking Class - The Food Evolution
June 27, 2013 - Bardonia

Instructor Diane Hoch invites kids ages 12-16 to participate in this hands-on, dairy-free cooking class. Kids will learn how to prepare some great lunch options they can make at home for themselves or other family members. Students will make their own creations from a variety of ingredients. Registration is required.

2013 Ridge Hill Summer Concert Series - Bernie Williams and His All-Star Band - Westchester's Ridge Hill - Yonkers
June 27, 2013 - Yonkers

Enjoy shopping, eating, and listening to great music al fresco on Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Guitarist and former Yankee Bernie Williams and His All-Star Band kick off the Thursday evening concert series on June 27. Hosted by WFAS-FM, shows start at 6pm, with opening acts featuring local talent from WFAS's popular Music Lounge. Bernie Williams, former Yankee, and four-time MLB World Series Champion, is taking his talents onto the stage. Growing up in Puerto Rico, Bernie developed a love for flamenco music at an early age. When he was eight, his father gave him a guitar and sparked a second life-long obsession. After retiring from baseball, Williams released his first album, "The Journey Within," to critical acclaim. His second album, "Moving Forward," featured guest stars including Bruce Springsteen and Jon Secada, and produced a #1 single, immortalizing the smooth Latin Jazz rhythms of Bernie Williams and His All Star Band with a Latin Grammy nomination for the album. Bernie is the author of "Rhythms of the Game: The Link Between Music and Athletic Performance," about "the symbiotic relationship between musical artistry and athletic performance through the eyes of a man who has mastered both." Rain date: July 1. About Westchester's Ridge Hill Westchester's Ridge Hill is a regional destination for the very best shopping, dining, and entertainment Westchester has to offer. Patterned after a classic downtown with a lush town square, it features a children's play area, dancing fountains, and a trolley - the Westchester's Ridge Hill Express. Shopping, dining, and entertainment options at Ridge Hill include National Amusements Showcase Cinema de Lux - a 12-screen movie theater featuring a restaurant, bar, and children's playroom, REI, and Dick's Sporting Goods, and Lord & Taylor, as well as popular brands and retailers like Apple, The Art of Shaving, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Bath & Body Works, Bonefish Grill, Brio Tuscan Grille, Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop, Charming Charlie, The Cheesecake Factory, Clarks, Desigual, Express, Elevation Burger, Francesca's Collections, Gap, GapKids, Guitar Center, Havana Central, H&M, LA Fitness, Lefteris Gyro, The Limited, LL Bean, Old Navy, Orvis, Pandora, Republic of Couture, Sephora, South Moon Under, Subway, Sur La Table, Texas de Brazil, TJ Maxx, Vera Bradley, Verizon/Go Wireless, Victoria's Secret, White House/Black Market, Whole Foods Market, and Yard House. LegoLand Discovery Center, Haagen-Dazs, and a two-level UNIQLO are now open. And soon, Ridge Hill will see the opening of Frannie's Goodie Shop. Located at Exit 6A off the New York State Thruway and at the Tuckahoe Road West exit from the Sprain Brook Parkway, the shopping and dining haven is easily accessible to millions of Westchester, Putnam, and Metropolitan-area residents and visitors. Westchester's Ridge Hill features 160,000 square feet of office space - approximately 110,000 square feet of which is occupied by WESTMED Medical Group, as well as an urgent care center. Learn more at westchestersridgehill.com.

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
June 27, 2013 - Old Westbury

Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, will lead students through a dynamic, yet gentle, continuous flow of postures and conscious breathing. Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap and towel.

Wii Fun For Kids - White Plains Public Library
June 27, 2013 - White Plains

Join in the Wii Fun games for kids! The competition takes place on the big screen in The Trove's Galaxy Hall. For boys and girls in grades 1-5.

Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
June 27, 2013 - New York

Violinist, composer, and erhu player Meg Okura brings her Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble to Lincoln Center for an evening that re-imagines the classics of the pioneering Japanese musician, activist, and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, Academy and Grammy Award winner for the film score to Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor.

Thursday Morning Storytime: The Toe Show - Barnes & Noble City Center
June 27, 2013 - White Plains

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

2013 NBA Draft - Barclays Center
June 27, 2013 - Brooklyn

Home>Events & Tickets > 2013 NBA Draft NBA_Draft_singleEvent.jpg Barclays Center has been selected to host the 2013 NBA Draft on June 27 at 7:30 p.m. "We are excited to be holding the NBA Draft in Brooklyn, a borough long associated with great basketball talent," said NBA Commissioner David Stern. Tickets for the 2013 NBA Draft will go on sale May 22 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.

Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
June 27, 2013 -

Taking their inspiration from the great jump-'n'-boogie outfits of the late '40s and early '50s, Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88's breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock 'n' roll. Woods styled his group after the pumpin', poundin' bands of Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, and Amos Milburn. Adding a healthy dose of New Orleans rhythm and blues, driving piano, and playful lyrics, Woods and company revel in their own brand of music they call "rock-a-boogie."

International Concert Series-Russian American Night - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
June 27, 2013 - East Meadow

Residents are given the opportunity to experience the broad range of cultures that Nassau County has to offer through an International Concert Series sponsored by Canon USA Inc.

Creating Extraordinary Mind & Body Wellness - The Family Wellness Center
June 27, 2013 - Plainview

Sign up for this lecture and demonstration given by Dr. Michael Berlin and learn about an extraordinarily gentle method that literally resolves all the stress, tension, distortions, and traumas from your body and mind. Call for more information.

The Willow Girl - Wallenberg Square - Forest Park
June 27, 2013 - Kew Gardens

In this show presented by the Catskill Puppet Theatre, a young girl comes to America, realizing she possesses special gifts. She has been taught the healing power of plants and has a secret friend... the mysterious spirit who inhabits a beautiful Willow Tree.

Journey to the Stars - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 27, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Volunteers from the Amateur Astronomists Association lead participants across the sky. Telescopes will be on-hand, or bring your own.

Short Film and a Craft - Norwalk Library - Sono Brach
June 27, 2013 - Norwalk

Children of all ages through fifth grade are invited to a weekly after-school arts and crafts program, with a new twist. Children will first enjoy a short film based on a book and then create artwork based on the film. Films run approximately 10 minutes and range from classic fairytales /folktales and classic picture books to current favorites. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required and is available online or by calling 203-899-2790 x 15903.

Drive! Car Culture on Film co-presented with The Heckscher Museum - Cinema Arts Centre
June 27, 2013 - Huntington

See the 1973 film American Graffiti starring Ron Howard and Harrison Ford among others. Guest speaker artist Joe Szabo is on hand as well. Tickets can be purchased online, at the box office during theater hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.

Pushing Buttons: Activist New York? - Museum of the City of New York
June 27, 2013 - Upper East Side

Have you ever thought something wasn't fair and that you wanted to change it? Tour the exhibition Activist New York, which tells the story of grassroots citizen in New York City through artifacts, buttons, posters, and multi-media presentations, from the 17th century right up to the present. After exploring the exhibition, you'll have the chance to create your own button expressing views and ideas about a cause that is important to you. All Family Programs are free with admission. The programs are appropriate for families with children ages 6 to 12 years old. All programs include a free snack. Email [email protected] or call 917-492-3371 for more information.

Fashion and Fabric Design - Museum of the City of New York
June 27, 2013 - Upper East Side

Do you have your own sense of style and color? Would you like to learn how to create your own special fabric designs? First, explore the exhibition Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced with your family and look at Burrows photographs, drawings, and garments. Then, using inspiration from the exhibition, each child will experiment with fashion design and make an original creation on fabric to take home. All family programs are free with admission. The programs are appropriate for families with children ages 6 to 12 years old. All programs include a free snack. Email [email protected] or call 917-492-3371 for more information.

Adventure Days: Shark Bait - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
June 27, 2013 - Riverhead

Kids ages 3-4 learn about all of the Aquarium's predators and how they hunt, what they eat, and where they live. Craft and snack included.

ArtPlay! - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
June 27, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

School's out. Visit the museum to enjoy fun art-making and creative craft stations in the gallery. Come ready to explore and create. No RSVP required.

Art + Games - Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
June 27, 2013 - Battery Park City

Spend an afternoon in the park playing lawn games, using everything from parachutes to dozens of asteroid-balls, and making different art and craft projects every week from May through October. The fun is facilitated by Battery Park City Park's programming leaders. Everybody plays. All materials and supplies provided.

Cross-Stitch Circle - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
June 27, 2013 - Upper West Side

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

Cuban Music Night at Casa Lever Gardens - Casa Lever
June 27, 2013 - New York

Join Casa Lever Gardens for drinks and live music as Grupo Irek mixes the sounds of Cuba -- Son, Cha-Cha, Mambo -- with New York City flavor. Band members hail from all over the globe, representing Cuba, Columbia, Germany, and Brooklyn, for an international sound from the soul.

Natalie Gelman LIVE - The Bitter End
June 27, 2013 - New York

NYC native-turned-CA resident Natalie Gelman returns to her hometown to perform at legendary Bitter End for a special homecoming performance in celebration of her latest EP entitled Streetlamp Musician (released May 14, 2013). Natalie has been featured in The New York Times, the New York Post as well as Billboard Magazine for her success as a "street musician" performing in the streets and subways of NYC as a teen. Natalie has since performed in over 200 cities nationwide. For more info, go to NatalieGelman.com.

Hirvonen/Cohen/Goldbas - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
June 27, 2013 - New York

Hirvonen/Cohen/Goldbas is a new trio consisting of acclaimed musicians ASF Fellow Olli Hirvonen (guitar), Emmet Cohen (organ), and Jake Goldbas (drums). Channeling the spirit and style of the classic organ trios of the 60s, the trio performs music popularized by Jimmy Smith, Grant Green, Jack McDuff, and George Benson.

Decoding and Solving for a Lifetime of Challenges - Clark Dodge Wealth
June 27, 2013 - White Plains

Serving the special needs community, Clark Dodge Wealth will hold an event entitled "Decoding and Solving for a Lifetime of Challenges." Guest Speakers will include Mr. Michael Sanders, President, Clark Dodge Asset Management; Ms. Frances M. Pantaleo, Attorney, Partner, Walsh, Amicucci, & Pantaleo LLP. Reception and hors d'oeuvres. Please RSVP by June 10th by calling 914-694-2390 or emailing [email protected]

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo - Prospect Park Bandshell
June 27, 2013 - Brooklyn

Performing en travesti (in drag), Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is the world's premier all-male classical ballet company. Their long-awaited debut at the Bandshell will include excerpts from Swan Lake, Pas De Deux, Go for Barocco, Dying Swan, and Paquita—the perfect way to kick off Pride Week in NYC.

Cross Stitch Circle - New-York Historical Society
June 27, 2013 - New York

Ages 6 and up. Every Thursday in June. Drop in to try your skills at one of the oldest forms of embroidery in the world. Beginning cross stitchers and younger children will learn the basic stitch and create a bookmark with their new skill. More seasoned stitchers and older children and adults can continue working on their bookmark or branch into more complicated designs—make a handcrafted gift for someone!

General David Petraeus and Charlie Rose - 92nd Street Y
June 27, 2013 - New York

Former CIA director General David Petraeus served in the military for 37 years. He joins Charlie Rose at 92nd Street Y to discuss his approach to leadership, military strategy, modern warfare, foreign policy and what's next for him, and for our country.

Yoo and Dancers Presents 'Almost There...' World Premiere - Dixon Place
June 27, 2013 - New York

The Korean phrase “ ?? ????” means reaching for something that is just a little too far but possible to obtain, roughly translated as “almost there.” Yoo and Dancers’ new work, developed from the company's three month residency at Dixon Place, is about our collective dream to reach our desires in a modern, chaotic world. WHO: Choreography: Hee Ra Yoo - Dancers: Mirela Amaral, Lauren Camp, Mark Willis, Sean Hatch, Lindsey Mandolini, Chloe Markewich - Lighting: Rob Lariviere - Costumes: Hee Ra Yoo.

South Pacific - John W. Engeman Theater
June 27, 2013 - Northport

Sailor hijinks, the danger of war, and the passion of young love are all joined together by Rogers and Hammerstein's score in one of the most popular musicals of all time.

Family Fun Night - McDonald's
June 27, 2013 - Hicksville

Hicksville McDonald's opens the doors to the community with entertaining activities for children such as games, face painting, prizes, balloons and more fun. The Happy meals are just $1.99!!! During this time they build a bond with each other along with those in their community. Come one, come all and join in the fun. Summer is back.

2013 Sandcastle Contest - Hither Hills State park
June 27, 2013 - Montauk

Sand sculptors may use sand, water, and any other natural materials native to the beach. Prizes are provided by the Natural Heritage Trust and JR Water Corporation, the program's co-sponsors. Prizes will be awarded for the best sculptors and castles in several categories. Registration is held each Thursday from 9:30-10:30am. For more information call 631-668-2554.

Golden Baby: Good Point! - Ars Nova Theater
June 27, 2013 - New York

This performance comes to you as part of ANT Fest, Ars Nova's month-long Festival of All New Talent! Since training at Second City as pimply teenagers, this sketch/devised theater group has grown into a wonderfully dysfunctional family. Now that they’re all in New York, they’ve created a new sketch comedy-meets-short form play, self-described as polished, smart and weird. The kind of stuff that makes the fam laugh at the dinner table. Created & Performed by Dana Clinkman, Henry Melcher, Evan Watkins & Ryann Weir Directed by Christopher Bowser & Andrew Neisler

The Imaginary Menagerie - Ars Nova Theater
June 28, 2013 - New York

This performance comes to you as part of ANT Fest, Ars Nova's month-long Festival of All New Talent! If David Lynch wrote a musical puppet movie this might be it! Katherine arrives in a house at the end of the world, where three talking paintings guide her through her memories to help her recall where she’s come from and understand where she’s going. All with the help of her friend Lucy, who happens to be a deer head. Created & Performed by Kate Douglas. Directed by Hunter Bird Music Director Matthew Marsh

My Turn: Jennifer Tipton - Whitney Museum of American Art
June 28, 2013 - New York

Taking a cue from Edward Hopper's spectacular rendering of light in his compositions -- from strong rays of sunlight to the artificial glow of fluorescent bulbs -- artist and lighting designer Jennifer Tipton will invite visitors to explore the modern art of lighting through an evening of experimental demonstrations.

Stroller Tour: Hopper Drawing - Whitney Museum of American Art
June 28, 2013 - New York

Whitney teaching fellows, PhD candidates in art history, lead engaging tours of current exhibitions for new moms and dads when the Museum is closed to the public. Crying babies are welcome! For parents and babies under 18 months.

Good Morning America Summer Concert Series: Demi Lovato - Rumsey Playfield
June 28, 2013 - Central Park, NY

Ocean Explorers Camp - Cold Spring Habor Whaling Museum
Through June 28, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

Kids ages 5-9 enjoy an under-the-sea adventure. Discover a different ocean topic every day, play ocean games, try sticky experiments, and have fun with arts and crafts and other surprises Snacks served; bring lunch with you. Register Online. Ages 9-11 as Crew Leaders

Jack and the Beanstalk - Gateway Playhouse
June 28, 2013 - Bellport

Jack is easily persuaded to trade the family cow for some magic beans, but when his mother finds out she throws the beans out the window in anger at her son’s foolishness. Jack wakes up the next morning to find a giant beanstalk, and when curiosity takes over he climbs up and meets the giant at the top. Come see Jack’s battles with the giant to redeem himself and his family in this musical that will spark children's imagination.

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.

Jump-N-Jam Tween/Teen Night - Pump It Up Norwalk
June 28, 2013 - Norwalk

Kids ages 8-13 are invited to an evening of special effects glow lighting, karaoke, competitions and glow money. Be sure to sear white, tye dye or neon clothing. Admission includes a slice of pizza, inflatable play and games, drinks, and a glow necklace.

Naked Soul Concert Series - Slaid Cleaves - Rubin Museum of Art
June 28, 2013 - New York

Touted by the New York Times as "one of the finest songwriters from Texas," Slaid Cleaves returns to the Rubin Museum after sold-out concerts in both 2009 and 2011. He phrases like a grifter trying to croon his low-down past away, and writes like he knows he never will.

Christopher Evans: Equilibrium - Fischbach Gallery
Through June 28, 2013 - New York

Daisy Craddock: Local Produce - Fischbach Gallery
Through June 28, 2013 - New York

ZEPHYR Happy Hour Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
June 28, 2013 - New York

Experience Happy Hour in glittering style! Cruise along New York Harbor aboard the luxurious ZEPHYR yacht and enjoy a Happy Hour like never before. Straight up or on the rocks, every drink is on the water! It's the hottest way to cool down! Enjoy: 90-Minute Harbor Cruise; Live DJs; 2 Cash Bars; Drink Specials; Sun Deck; Two Fully Enclosed, Climate-Controlled Decks; Breathtaking Views of the Skyline at Sunset. Thursdays & Fridays, departs 6:30pm, Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend. $25. Must be 21 or older, with valid ID.

Blue Note Jazz Festival: Wayne Shorter - The Town Hall
June 28, 2013 - New York

Featuring Wayne Shorter Quartet (Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Brian Blade) + Esperanza Spalding Trio + Sound Prints: Dave Douglas & Joe Lovano Quintet. Mark the 80th birthday of legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter with an evening of celebration where the guest of honor will share the stage with some illustrious friends.

Zephyr Casino Night - New York Water Taxi
June 28, 2013 - New York

Stack your chips for ZEPHYR's Casino Night - the ultimate fête for booze, bets and roulette! Go all-in with us for our first ever Casino Night events taking place right here on the glitzy New York Harbor. Picture yourself in a glamorous casino right here in New York City as you kick off your weekend with a jackpot of casino games, a photo booth and DJ. To up the stakes, each month we pay homage to a famous casino-themed film. This is the ultimate girls/boys night, bachelor/bachelorette party, or just because it's Friday! And don't worry about losing the farm - we play with movie prop money, so everyone's a winner!** Film screenings April 12 - Casino May 17 - The Great Gatsby June 28 - Oceans 11 July 26 - Mardi Gras August 23 - Wild Wild West September 20 - Casino Royale October 11 - Leaving Las Vegas November 22 - National Lampoon's Las Vegas Vacation

Farmer's Market Fridays at QBG - Queens Botanical Garden
June 28, 2013 - Flushing

Every Friday, June 21 through November 22 from 8:30am to 4pm. Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee, and nut butters from the Farmer's Market! Every Friday, June 21 to November 22, from 8:30am to 4pm on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street.

Lobster and Steak Bake - Platzl Brauhaus
June 28, 2013 - Pomona

End your summer work week with this Caribbean Island-style Lobster and Steak Bake. Includes entree, sides, desert, and live reggae music. One free pitcher of beer for every two adult tickets. Reservations are required.

Wii Play - Haverstraw Public Library, Village Branch
June 28, 2013 - Haverstraw

Kids in grades 1-6 can challenge their friends on the Wii.

LEGO Club - Haverstraw King's Daughters Public Library
June 28, 2013 - Garnerville

Creative kids ages 4-12 are invited to make something special with Legos.

Jack and the Beanstalk - Gateway Playhouse
June 28, 2013 - Bellport

In this musical adaptation, Jack trades the family cow for some magic beans. His mother throws the beans out the window thinking they are worthless only to find they have grown into a giant beanstalk the following morning allowing Jack to climb into the sky and face the giant.

Wayne Shorter's 80th Birthday Celebration - Highline Ballroom
June 28, 2013 - New York

Wayne Shorter Quartet By the summer of 2001, Wayne began touring as the leader of a talented young lineup featuring pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade, each a celebrated recording artist and bandleader in his own right. The group's uncanny chemistry was well documented on 2002's acclaimed Footprints Live! Shorter followed in 2003 with the ambitious Alegria, an expanded vision for large ensemble which earned him a Grammy Award. In 2005, Shorter released the live Beyond the Sound Barrier which earned him another Grammy Award. "It's the same mission…fighting the good fight," he said. "It's making a statement about what life is, really. And I'm going to end the line with it." The quartet's newest release "Without a Net" is Shorter's first album as a leader for Blue Note Recorders in over 43 years. ACS: Esperanza Spalding Spalding's journey as a solo artist began with the May 2008 release of Esperanza, her debut recording for Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group, which went on to become the best selling album by a new jazz artist internationally in 2008. The highly acclaimed release was the first opportunity for a worldwide audience to witness her mesmerizing talents as an instrumentalist, vocalist and composer. Her August 2010 release, Chamber Music Society, sets her on an upward trajectory to prominence. Inspired by the classical training of her younger years, Spalding has created a modern chamber music group that combines the spontaneity and intrigue of improvisation with sweet and angular string trio arrangements. The result is a sound that weaves the innovative elements of jazz, folk and world music into the enduring foundations of classical chamber music traditions. Sound Prints Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer Joe Lovano and two-time Grammy nominated trumpeter Dave Douglas are current masters on their respective instruments within the pantheon of modern jazz. From their collaborations on acclaimed recordings such as Trio Fascination: Edition Two and more recently John Zorn's Stolas, Lovano and Douglas have shown that their distinct and robust voices can lead, blend and push the idiom forward both in composition and improvisation, while embracing the front-line masters of previous generations. In 2008, when Lovano and Douglas were co-leaders of the renowned SFJAZZ Collective, the group paid tribute to living icon Wayne Shorter showcasing arrangements of Shorter originals alongside newly composed pieces influenced by Shorter's compositional voice. The experience was a catalyst that led the two instrumentalists to conceive the Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Quintet, Sound Prints; an all-star ensemble including up and coming pianist Lawrence Fields, bassist James Genus, and drummer Joey Barron. Performing new repertoire as well as brand new Shorter compositions in direct collaboration with Shorter, the quintet is less an homage to Wayne Shorter and more of a unique convergence of three unparalleled trajectories.

Marisa Monte - Beacon Theatre
Through June 28, 2013 - New York

The popular Brazilian singer performs.

Disconnect - Brooklyn Academy of Music
June 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

Codice Rosso Theatre presents DISCONNECT, a journey into the depths of the human psyche told through movement. This collaborative ensemble of international female artists explores dance as a means of illuminating the most intimate parts of life. From the barrier of the social mask to the bitter truth of our deepest secrets, DISCONNECT poses the question: What do we really know about ourselves? Featuring choreography by Valentina Priolo and Gessica Paperini. Dancers: Licia Calcagno, Rebekah J. Kennedy, Maiko Matsui, Gessica Paperini, Valentina Priolo, and Motoko Tadano.

Storyplay - Brooklyn Public Library, Rugby branch
June 28, 2013 - East Flatbush

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

Board Games for Kids and Tweens - Brooklyn Public Library, Arlington branch
June 28, 2013 - Brownsville

Kids and tweens play Monopoly, Battleship, Trouble, and other classic board games.

Seaport Music Festival - South Street Seaport
June 28, 2013 - New York

6/7 Oblivions w/Ex -Cult 6/14 TBA 6/21 Fear of Men 6/28 Unknown Mortal Orchestra

North Shore Pops Concert Band Concert - John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell, Sunset Park
June 28, 2013 - Port Washington

Singles Association of Long Island, ages 25 plus, will attend the North Shore Pops Concert Band Concert. Bring a chair. Ask for Vinny, Joe, George, or Maria-Elena. Social gathering afterwards at a diner. For further information, call Vinny at 516-825-0633 or Maria-Elena ar 718-570-4141. RSVP by June 26.

Bernard Langlais - Works in Wood: A Survey Exhibition - Alexandre Gallery
Through June 28, 2013 - New York

Face Time- Self and Identity in Expressionist Portraiture - Galerie St. Etienne
Through June 28, 2013 - New York

Featuring artists including Beckmann, Corinth, Otto Dix, Klimt, Kollwitz, Schiele, and many others.

Superhero Day: Capes, Masks, and Tights?! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
June 28, 2013 - Crown Heights

Calling all super-powered crime fighters! Fly, swing, or teleport over to the Museum for an action-packed day of programs, activities, and more. Kids who come dressed as their favorite courageous character will get $2 off admission.

Picture Book Time - Ozone Park Library
June 28, 2013 - Ozone Park

Children ages 4 and younger can enjoy a morning of storytelling, music, and games.

Chess Club - Auburndale Library
June 28, 2013 - Flushing

Kids ages 8-14 can learn new skills and make friends. Hosted by Chess Master Paul.

Teen Movie Fridays at Central - Central Library
June 28, 2013 - Jamaica

Missed the opportunity to see a current movie in the local theatre? Not interested in a Netflix trial membership? Come watch the latest movies, and make new friends.

Remarkable Renaldo presents 'Dishwasher's Circus' - Long Island Children's Museum
June 28, 2013 - Garden City

Be the first to see the Remarkable Renaldo as he heads to his job as a dishwasher in a restaurant. His day begins with a rough commute to work, at the same time a circus is arriving and setting up in the field behind him. Come see how Renaldo's day develops as he watches the circus from behind the wall. Witness the juggling, pranks, magic and humor of this world class clown who has performed with The Big Apple Circus, Circus Sarasota, the Royal Hanneford Circus, the Luna Stage Theater Co. and at SeaWorld, as well as Canada's Garden Brothers Circus and England's Zippo's Circus. Come celebrate a story of humor, challenges and new skills learned as Renaldo shares his view of a circus through his everyday work. Following the show, meet Renaldo's alter ego, Al Calienes, the author and illustrator of the children's story book "Renaldo Joins the Circus."

Trove @ The Movies: 'ParaNorman' - White Plains Public Library
June 28, 2013 - White Plains

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies, and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse in this animated comedy thriller. Rated PG (some scary action and images, some rude language and humor), 92 mins.

Family Movie Night - Moxie Spot
June 28, 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.

Open Rehearsal with the Westchester Philharmonic - Performing Arts Center, Purchase College
June 28, 2013 - Purchase

Join Westchester's only fully professional classical symphony orchestra for a free open rehearsal. Watch the musicians prepare for a concert in an informal setting. Patrons may attend as much or as little of the rehearsal as they like, making this a great opportunity to introduce young children to the live classical music experience. The rehearsal lasts approximately two hours. Featuring: Tito Muñoz, conductor Jeremy Denk, piano Program: Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral"

Carlos Cruz-Diez - Circumstances and Ambiguity of Color - Maxwell Davidson
Through June 28, 2013 - New York

The acclaimed Op-art master's first one-man exhibition in New York since 1976.

Yoga Together - Wave Hill
June 28, 2013 - Bronx

Child and parent or caregiver practice fun yoga poses that build strength, increase flexibility, and relax body and mind in this one-hour class taught by Catherine McGibney, an instructor at Yoga for Bliss. Recommended for children ages 3-5 years. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat if possible. Sessions are held outdoors only and are weather dependent. Registration opens onsite at 9:30am. Call 718-549-3200 x245 by 8am on class day for weather updates. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center.

Spanish Harlem Orchestra - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
June 28, 2013 -

Salsa dura -- the hard-hitting, horn-rich sound of Latin New York in the '70s -- has its masters, and they are returning to Lincoln Center for a rare New York show. Led by founder Oscar Hernandez, who leaped into the scene as a hot-shot arranger for the likes of Ruben Blades and Tito Puente, the Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra will fire up its irresistible salsa, thanks to an all-star lineup of some of New York's hottest players.

International Concert Series-Greek American Night - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
June 28, 2013 - East Meadow

Residents are given the opportunity to experience the broad range of cultures that Nassau County has to offer through an International Concert Series sponsored by Canon USA Inc.

Walk the Hempstead Plains - Nassau Community College
June 28, 2013 - Garden City

Take a tour of the legendary Hempstead Plains prairie and learn about native plants and animals, and how you can be involved in habitat restoration and become good stewards of the land. Call the number listed below for additional information.

Cultural Breakout Music Event - LeFrak City Library
June 28, 2013 - Corona

The Friends of Queens Library at Lefrak City present this community celebration with local musicians to help support the library.

Much Ado About Nothing - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 28, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

The Random Access Theater Company presents a different spin on Shakespeare's enjoyable Much Ado About Nothing--this time set in Colonial Macau.

Pushing Buttons: Activist New York? - Museum of the City of New York
June 28, 2013 - Upper East Side

Have you ever thought something wasn't fair and that you wanted to change it? Tour the exhibition Activist New York, which tells the story of grassroots citizen in New York City through artifacts, buttons, posters, and multi-media presentations, from the 17th century right up to the present. After exploring the exhibition, you'll have the chance to create your own button expressing views and ideas about a cause that is important to you. All Family Programs are free with admission. The programs are appropriate for families with children ages 6 to 12 years old. All programs include a free snack. Email [email protected] or call 917-492-3371 for more information.

Fashion and Fabric Design - Museum of the City of New York
June 28, 2013 - Upper East Side

Do you have your own sense of style and color? Would you like to learn how to create your own special fabric designs? First, explore the exhibition Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced with your family and look at Burrows photographs, drawings, and garments. Then, using inspiration from the exhibition, each child will experiment with fashion design and make an original creation on fabric to take home. All family programs are free with admission. The programs are appropriate for families with children ages 6 to 12 years old. All programs include a free snack. Email [email protected] or call 917-492-3371 for more information.

Adventure Days: Shark Bait - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
June 28, 2013 - Riverhead

Kids ages 3-4 learn about all of the Aquarium's predators and how they hunt, what they eat, and where they live. Craft and snack included.

Sunset Singing Circle - Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park
June 28, 2013 - Battery Park City

Raise your voice and join singer/guitarist Terre Roche as the sun sets over the Hudson River for enchanted evenings of folk songs, rounds, and chants. Novice and experienced singers of all ages are welcome. Bring a favorite song. SUNSET SINGING CIRCLES are a relaxing way to end the busy week and a wonderful opportunity for people to get together and sing in a casual and welcoming atmosphere. As Terre says, "Sunset Singing Circles are one of my very favorite events!" New Yorkers, sitting in the grass, watching the sun go down over the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty, singing This Land is Your Land and other favorites -- or just listening. Soulful, fun and surprising -- people tell me what a great time they have unwinding from the work week." Each season ? 2013 is the twelfth ? BPCPC produces a songbook, now grown to include nearly 100 songs that people know or are easy to learn. The songbook contains audience favorites and requests along with new tunes from Roche's annual review of classic folk and pop songs. Terre Roche has played guitar since the age of eleven, and with her two sisters, Maggie and Suzzy, produced 12 albums as The Roches, before they decided to pursue separate projects. Terre's first solo album, The Sound of a Tree Falling, was described by Sing Out! as "?luminous?enchantingly hypnotic?playing [that] is both complex and foundational, setting up solid but delicate rhythmic structures for each song on which her vocals can soar."

Parent's Night Out - Tumbling Tunes
June 28, 2013 - East Northport

Children ages 6 months-8 can play in the gymnastics area, book nook, pretend play area, baby corner, or craft area while experienced staff supervise and lead games and activities. Discount for parents to local restaurants.

TOMORROW The Sun Will Come Out - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
June 28, 2013 - Dix Hills

This revue celebrates Broadway producers, directors, choreographers and music Broadway greats Charles Strouse, Jule Styne, Frank Loesser, Maury Yeston and Ervin Drake, with hit music from their Broadway and Hollywood creations.

GARDEN FUN FOR KIDS with Purple Nancy - The Common Ground at Rotary Park
June 28, 2013 - Sayville

Gardening fun for kids ages 1-11 with a story time with local author "Miss Ali" (Alison McGarry) and her puppets. There will be games to play. Also, help release hundreds of ladybugs into the gardens at the park. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the fun with your family. All events at the park are free and handicap accessible.

ArtPlay! - Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
June 28, 2013 - Cold Spring Harbor

School's out. Visit the museum to enjoy fun art-making and creative craft stations in the gallery. Come ready to explore and create. No RSVP required.

Gator Feeding - The Outback at Jungle Bob's
June 28, 2013 - Centereach

Come watch nature as an alligator chomps down his dinner before a live audience. Learn about one of natures most successful predators and learn why he is king of his domain. This event is not for the squeamish and may not be suitable for small children. Events are subject to change or cancellation.

Filling the Grid: Scrabble Strategies and Stories from the Pro - National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
June 28, 2013 - New York

Join MoMath for an evening of Scrabble with three-time national champion Joe Edley. Joe will provide a host of tips and tricks to improve your game, as well as share some of the funny (11 points), ironic (8 points), incredible (15 points), and amazing (38 points, double word score) stories from his life as a Scrabble champ. Don't forget to bring your Scrabble board! For further information and to register, visit scrabble.momath.org.

IDs for Kids at Emma Clark Library - Emma S. Clark Memorial Library
Through June 28, 2013 - Setauket

Emma Clark Library will offer free laminated photo I.D.s for your child. There is no registration required. Simply come to the library on Tuesday, June 25 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or Friday, June 28 from 10:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo /Aurelio Martinez - Prospect Park Bandshell
June 28, 2013 - Brooklyn

The legendary South African choral group, still led by its indomitable founder Joseph Shabalala, first won international fame through its work on Paul Simon's 1986 album Graceland, but the group has been active for more than half a century. Today they are the living embodiment of Zulu song, and a mobile academy of South African culture. Simon has said, "It isn't merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being." With the soulful singer and guitarist Aurelio Martínez, the standard-bearer of Garifuna music and the first black member of Honduras' National Congress.

Summer Movie Series: Jaws - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
June 28, 2013 - New York

Spend Friday Nights on the Flight Deck with Intrepid's FREE Summer Movie Series! There has never been a movie or a phenomenon like JAWS, the terrifying motion picture from the horrific best seller and one of the most popular films of all time.

Plumb - Highline Ballroom
June 28, 2013 - New York

Throughout her decade+ career as an award-winning songwriter and chart-topping recording artist, Tiffany Arbuckle Lee (a.k.a. PLUMB) has established herself as a multi-faceted musical force. Even while juggling her role as wife and mom to three, Lee has achieved what many artists only dream to accomplish with a full-time career. With multiple #1 songs and albums in the Christian, Mainstream and the Dance/Club worlds, a successful songwriting career and numerous song placements in movies and television, the past fifteen years have seen PLUMB establish a legacy of remarkable breadth. Now, with the advent of her sixth studio album Need You Now, and hot on the heels of the #1 breakout title-track single, PLUMB reaffirms her place as a respected voice and writer in multiple genres.

South Pacific - John W. Engeman Theater
June 28, 2013 - Northport

Sailor hijinks, the danger of war, and the passion of young love are all joined together by Rogers and Hammerstein's score in one of the most popular musicals of all time.

The Quiet Storm with Lenny Green and Co-host Joe - Spirit Cruises
June 28, 2013 -

Join The Quiet Storm midnight yacht party with Lenny Green & co-host Joe. Enjoy two levels of music from dance music to slow jams. Host Lenny Green will be joined by The R&B Crooner "Joe" with music by WBLS DJ Bent Roc & Mitch The People Pleazzer. There will also be a buffet, fashion show, and chair massage courtesy of Jet Setting Jasmine.

Trapeze Hero! - Ars Nova Theater
June 29, 2013 - New York

This performance comes to you as part of ANT Fest, Ars Nova's month-long Festival of All New Talent! A scrappy trapeze drifter blows into town; but he don’t trapeze the way folks trapeze ‘round here. Prepare yourself for a one-of-a-kind evening performed entirely on the low-flying trapeze. It’s Footloose meets The Karate Kid meets Cirque du Soleil meets Romeo and Juliet. Tina Turner was wrong, we do need another hero… a Trapeze Hero. Created by Fight or Flight Theater Company. Written by Dan Loeser. Directed by John Behlmann.

Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
June 29, 2013 - New York

The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is a stunning 11-piece Latin band which plays dynamic, dura arrangements of indie rock tunes we love, taking the art of salsa to new places while remaining within the classic, deeply funky tradition. Songs by Arcade Fire, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on The Radio, Santigold, Animal Collective, and many more are transformed into astonishing salsa anthems for a new generation. The WSO released its Debut Album in 2011 and has garnered international praise and recognition, making many "Best of The Year" lists and establishing the band as a groundbreaking global voice by infusing the typical salsa form with a completely modern identity. Led by percussionist/arranger Gianni Mano, (from the Latin-funk legends Radio Mundial), the WSO contains some of the best young players on the scene including a full compliment of horns and percussion. With the attitude of a rock band, and the grooves of classic New York salsa, the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is redefining salsa for a new decade and resetting the boundaries of the art form. - See more at: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=2783#sthash.O8HUjXOv.dpuf

2nd Annual GUMBO NYC Pride Pool Party - Thompson Hotel LES
June 29, 2013 - New York

Profits from the event will go to help support the organization Athlete Ally, which is dedicated to challenging homophobia in sports. Presented by: GUMBO NYC • ABSOLUT® • Dirty Sugar Photography SATURDAY, JUNE 29 [rain or shine] 2PM to LATE complimentary ABSOLUT® cocktails [2-3PM] THOMPSON LES HOTEL ROOFTOP POOL + launch of THE BENDER LOUNGE in the ABOVE ALLEN indoor/outdoor terrace 190 Allen Street [at E. Houston] ? a special GUMBO Give-Back to ATHLETE ALLY, AthleteAlly.com [portion of all admission donated] ? LIVE SETS BY DJ JUSTIN DAWSON & DJ JON ALI ? DIRTY SUGAR PHOTOGRAPHY GIF ACTION ? FREE SPIKED POPTAILS FOR EARLY BIRDS ? SUNSET PROJECTIONS BY VJ RYAN MCLENDON ? HYDRATION BY ZICO® COCONUT WATER $10 ALL-DAY&NIGHT [21+] Hashtag #GUMBOPRIDE now, before, and all-day on JUNE 29 for chances to win FREE cocktails + prizes! We'll be watching on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. + Friend on FACEBOOK: facebook.com/gumbogang + Follow on TWITTER: @gumbonyc + @thompson_les + absolutvodka_us + Share on INSTAGRAM: @gumbonyc + @thompsonhotels

Big Jay Oakerson, Ted Alexandro, Mike Vecchione, Sherrod Small, Paul Virzi - The Stand Restaurant and Comedy Club
June 29, 2013 - New York

Archikids - The Skyscraper Museum
June 29, 2013 - New York City

Architect Yves Roger leads another wonderful hands-on workshop, where, inspired by images, vintage film and models of actual skyscrapers of the past and present, kids make their own soaring structures. All workshops are located at The Skyscraper Museum at 39 Battery Place. Registration is requested by Friday at 5 PM. To sign up for the Family Program newsletter, or for more information, email education[at]skyscraper[dot]org or call 212-945-6324.

Screening The Sandlot - Museum of the Moving Image
June 29, 2013 - Astoria

The Sandlot is a 1993 American sports comedy film directed by David M. Evans. A coming-of-age film, The Sandlot tells the story about a group of young baseball players during the summer of 1962.

A Dancer's Dream: Two Works by Stravinsky - New York Philharmonic
Through June 29, 2013 -

The creative team behind the sold-out Le Grand Macabre and The Cunning Little Vixen return, transforming Avery Fisher Hall into a fantastical dream world filled with ballet, puppetry, video, theater, and Stravinsky's breathtaking music.

Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein - Gateway Playhouse
Through June 29, 2013 - Bellport

The crazy comic imagination of Mel Brooks (“The Producers”) comes alive in this outlandish musical adapted from the film of the same name. This Tony-nominated show breathes new Schick into the franchise, thanks to expanded scenes and new gags. With such musical numbers as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ On The Ritz,” it’s easy to see why Newsday called the Broadway production “a blissfully funny monster mash.” Tuesdays-Sundays, June 12-June 29, 2013.

Fourth of July Noisemaker - Lakeshore Learning Store
June 29, 2013 - New Hyde Park

Kids really bring on the noise with a fun, colorful shaker they make themselves.

Kidville Roslyn Grand Opening - Kidville
June 29, 2013 - Roslyn Heights

Kidville Roslyn is having their Grand Opening events on Saturday, June 22nd, Sunday, June 23rd, and Saturday, June 29th from 10am - 2pm. There will be Rockin' Railroad performances on Saturday, June 22nd at 11am and 1pm and the following Saturday, June 29th at 11am and 1pm.

Works by Henry Patrick Raleigh - Society of Illustrators
Through June 29, 2013 - New York

Henry Patrick Raleigh (1880-1944) was one of the most prolific illustrators of all time. His works appeared in numerous publications including San Francisco Examiner, Journal, New York World, and The Saturday Evening Post. He became famous for his illustrations of high society which appeared in a series of Maxwell House Coffee advertisements, and was a star among his peers during the Golden Age of American Illustration (1900-1930). Among his many awards were the Shaw Prize for Illustration at the Salmagundi Club in 1916 and the Gold Medal for Advertising Art in America in 1926. He was elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1982.

Sylvia - American Ballet Theatre
Through June 29, 2013 - New York

A ravishing fast-paced fantasy set amid verdant forests and majestic temples, Sir Frederick Ashton's mythological love story unites the huntress Sylvia and a lovelorn shepherd with the divine intervention of the deity Eros. The splendid score by Leo Delibes was so admired by Tchaikovsky that he purportedly declared: had he known the music existed at the time, he would never have composed Swan Lake!

Judith Schaechter: The Battle of Carnival and Lent - Claire Oliver Gallery
Through June 29, 2013 - New York

Strawberry Fields Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
June 29, 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".

Tropical Oasis Cruise - Circle Line Downtown
June 29, 2013 - New York

Slide aboard the ZEPHYR for a two-hour cruise with our resident DJ's spinning the latest jams! Groove on over to one of our two cash bars and enjoy one of our signature cocktails. With three levels -- indoor and outdoor -- the ZEPHYR provides a unique, glittering and glamorous venue for a truly spectacular evening! Enjoy a 2-Hour Harbor Cruise; Llve DJs spinning the slickest tracks; a large dance floor; 2 cash bars; drink specials; a moon deck; two fully enclosed, climate-controlled decks; breathtaking views of the skyline at night. Boards at 8:45pm, returns at 11:00 pm. Must be 21 years of age or older, with valid ID.

Archery - Prospect Park Picnic Ground
June 29, 2013 - Park Slope

Kids, 8 and older, and grownups learn archery with a trained instructor. A mandatory safety review is part of the session.

Siobhan McBride: 2013 Alexander Rutsch Award and Solo Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through June 29, 2013 - Pelham

Siobhan McBride is the winner of this year's Rutsch Award. Step into the dream-like world of her paintings during her solo show. Through June 29.

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'Angels in the Outfield' - Jacob Burns Film Center
June 29, 2013 - Pleasantville

When California Angels fan Roger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), living with a foster family, asks his father when they will be together again, the reply is: "When the Angels win the pennant." So the boy calls on some divine intervention on behalf of his beloved team, and some truly amazing things happen. Not just for kids! Also with Danny Glover and Christopher Lloyd. 1994. 102 mins. Rated PG.

4Kknots Music Festival - South Street Seaport
June 29, 2013 - New York

Making its home at New York's legendary South Street Seaport, The Village Voice's 4Knots Music Festival will be back for its third year. Acts include The Men, Kurt Vile, Parquet Courts, and Marnie Stern.

Reptile and Amphibian Seekout! - Marshlands Conservancy
June 29, 2013 - Rye

Kids will love looking for frogs, snakes, and a full-grown snapping turtle.

American Roots Music Festival - Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
June 29, 2013 - Katonah

Explore the richness and variety of American music - folk, blues, bluegrass, country, traditional, old time, and string band. Performances occur all day throughout the grounds. There will be ample room for picnics and relaxing, a shade tent, and activities for children. FULL FESTIVAL TICKET includes access to everything daytime and evening, general lawn seating in Friends Field and the Sunken Garden, and reserved seating in the Venetian Theater. Bring a blanket or beach chairs and enjoy all the daytime performances from 12-6pm, children's activities, the Social Music Hour, and picnicking! After dinner, move into the majestic Venetian Theater and enjoy The Del McCoury Band from 7:30-10pm. DAY ONLY TICKET includes access to daytime only, from 12-6pm. General lawn seating in Friends Field and the Sunken Garden. Bring a blanket or beach chairs and enjoy all the daytime performances, children's activities, the Social Music Hour, and picnicking. Daytime performances include David Wax Museum; John McCutcheon; Heritage Blues Quartet; The Stray Birds; Doug & Telisha; Spuyten Duyvil; Walkabout Clearwater Chorus.

Geneology Workshop with Diane Warmsley - Elmont Memorial Library
June 29, 2013 - Elmont

This workshop discusses basic geneology terms and concepts and searching records for geneological information through ethnic research strategies and writing family history.

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre - New York Live Arts
Through June 29, 2013 - New York

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre's 2013 season includes the world premiere of the Alexander McQueen- and Harry Potter-inspired It's a Game, an evening-length dance theatre work that will bring a chess game to life through character, movement, line, pattern, relationship, and human drama.

Marine Life Study Cruises - Maritime Aquarium
June 29, 2013 - Norwalk

Join the crew of the research vessel Oceanic for an educational and scenic trip of the sound. Aquarium educators put participants to work in collecting and examining animals from all levels of the water column: plankton gathered at the surface (and viewed with a video microscope), crabs and worms grabbed from the muddy bottom, and a variety of fish, crabs, lobsters and surprises brought up in the trawl net. Advance reservations recommended. Go online or call ext. 2206 to for more information or to purchase tickets.

DOTTY DOT! - The Secret Theatre
June 29, 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.

Siobhan McBride: 2013 Alexander Rutsch Award and Solo Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through June 29, 2013 - Pelham

Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce Siobhan McBride as the winner of this year's Rutsch Award. Stop into the dream-like world of her paintings during her solo exhibition.

Navarasam: An Expressive Journey - Staten Island Zoo
June 29, 2013 - Staten Island

Navarasam: An Expressive Journey, is a dance composition extracted from the Indian epic Ramayana. Navarasam literally means nine expressions and this project is a nine part, in-depth analysis into the expressive journey that a person undergoes in his or her lifetime. This event is enjoyable for the whole family.

Victor Manuelle - Radio City Music Hall
June 29, 2013 - New York

Victor Manuelle is a successful Latin Grammy nominated Puerto Rican American salsa singer, songwriter and improvisational sonero, known to his fans as El Sonero de la Juventud ("The Youth's Sonero"). He is identified primarily with salsa romantica or "salsa monga", but has also experimented with styles ranging from Colombian vallenato to urban reggaeton.

Saturday Crafts @ The Field - The Field Library
June 29, 2013 - Peekskill

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

Jeff Koons - New Paintings and Sculpture - Gagosian Gallery
Through June 29, 2013 - New York

Jeff Koons's first major exhibition at Gagosian New York, following exhibitions at Gagosian London and Gagosian Los Angeles over the last decade. It takes the form of a rich sampling of several major bodies of work, demonstrating how Koons's themes and formal approaches continue to overlap and interpenetrate across time.

Big Bugs: Ladybug Release! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
June 29, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids can celebrate their freedom at the end of the school year by releasing hundreds of ladybugs into the Museum's Garden.

Big Bugs: Ladybug Release! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
June 29, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids can celebrate their freedom at the end of the school year by releasing hundreds of ladybugs into the Museum's Garden.

Big Bugs: Ladybug Release! - Brooklyn Children's Museum
June 29, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids can celebrate their freedom at the end of the school year by releasing hundreds of ladybugs into the Museum's Garden.

Happy Birthday Superman - Brooklyn Children's Museum
June 29, 2013 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers make a super hero cape and sing happy birthday to Superman.

Bansuri Flute with Sundar Das - Brooklyn Children's Museum
June 29, 2013 - Crown Heights

Das performs traditional Classical Indian ragas subtly influenced by western devotional music and intended to create a mindful state that promotes positive emotions.

Ellsworth Kelly at Ninety - Matthew Marks Gallery
Through June 29, 2013 - New York

The exhibition includes fourteen paintings and two sculptures made in the past two years. Kelly's recent work continues the rigorous exploration of line, form, and color he first established nearly seven decades ago, and features new compositions as well as variations on earlier themes.

Endless Bummer II / Still Bummin' - Marlborough New York
Through June 29, 2013 - New York

A group exhibition curated by Drew Heitzler and Jan Tumlir.

Drew Heitzler: Comic Books, Inverted Stamps, Paranoid Literature - Marlborough New York
Through June 29, 2013 - New York

A solo exhibition of Drew Heitzler.

Richard Misrach - Pace Gallery
Through June 29, 2013 - New York

New work by the American photographer.

Yoshitomo Nara - Pace Gallery
Through June 29, 2013 - New York

The first exhibition of Nara's work at Pace, featuring new paintings and sculpture, including the artist's large-scale investigations in bronze.

Storytime - Barnes and Noble Bookstore - Utopia Center
June 29, 2013 - Fresh Meadows

Foster the love of reading. A variety of authors and themes will be featured.

Buggy Bugs - Alley Pond Environmental Center
June 29, 2013 - Douglaston

Little ones ages 3-4, will learn about the season of Spring. Experiences include dramatic play, movement games, meeting live animals and crafts that relate to the story, and a nature walk (weather permitting). This is a drop-off class, and all participants must be toilet trained. Pre-registration is required.

Summer Celebration - Bear Mountain Zoo
June 29, 2013 - Bear Mountain

Start the summer with this special celebration in the park. Visit the zoo's animals and learn a bit about the summer season with hands-on activities and displays. Visitors can plant their own sunflowers and kids can try their hand at creating summery works of art in a variety of media.

Rockland Boulders vs Quebec les Capitales - Boulder Stadium-Provident Bank Park
June 29, 2013 - Pomona

Science-Fiction night returns to the stadium. Fans are encouraged to dress in costume and enjoy movie clips, trivia, and more from sci-fi classics. Hang out after the game for a Fireworks Extravaganza show.

Yoga in the Gardens - Old Westbury Gardens
June 29, 2013 - Old Westbury

Professional Kripalu Yoga instructor, Lorili Henry, will lead students through a dynamic, yet gentle, continuous flow of postures and conscious breathing. Participants must bring a yoga mat, yoga strap and towel.

Kids & Family Programs: Crayon Tour - Old Westbury Gardens
June 29, 2013 - Old Westbury

People are buzzing about the wax origins of our beloved childhood favorites- Crayons! Venture to the Walled Garden beeskep to discuss busy bee life including wax production. Hear about the process of crayon creation including historical natural pigments and seek out the Garden�s plant life inspirations for some of Crayola�s most beloved colors. Children conclude our tour with a Sun Catcher Craft to color their bedroom windows. A series of educator-led thematic tours and activities to accompany classic stories designed for ages 4-12.

Naturalist's Choice Family-Friendly Nature Adventure - Greenburgh Nature Center
June 29, 2013 - Scarsdale

Join a naturalist in a family-friendly nature adventure. Will it be frogs or flowers, pond or pine-cones, beetles or Beatles?

Rabbit Frolic! - Teatown Lake Reservation
June 29, 2013 - Ossining

Children ages 3-4 accompanied by a caregiver are invited to meet Tess, Bitsy, and Buster, and have a hopping good time. Call 914-762-2912 x110 to reserve.

Garland Jeffreys' 70th Birthday Bash - Highline Ballroom
June 29, 2013 - New York

This birthday show promises to be an unforgettable celebration with fans, friends, and special guest artists Garland has worked with over the years. A few things you might not know about him: He was born in Brooklyn and went to Abraham Lincoln High School, following in the footsteps of the two Neils: Diamond and Sedaka. He wrote "Fairweather Friend" for John Cale's "Vintage Violence" and sings on the album as well. In 1977 he was voted Best New Artist in Rolling Stone. For a short while he and Bette Midler were a couple and while she was playing at The Continental Baths, he was honing his performance chops at the legendary Reno Sweeney in Greenwich Village. The video for his 1983 cover of Junior Walker's "What Does It Take" features Harvey Keitel and Syracuse classmate Lou Reed

Bruno Mars - Barclays Center
June 29, 2013 - Brooklyn

Atlantic recording artist Bruno Mars has unveiled details of his hugely anticipated world tour. The North American leg of "The Moonshine Jungle World Tour" stops at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, June 29th. Special guests on select dates of the North American leg include Ellie Goulding and newly signed Elektra artist Fitz & The Tantrums. Tickets for the Saturday, June 29th performance will go on-sale March 1st at 10am. For full details and ticket availability, please visit www.brunomars.com

John Waters One Man Show - City Winery
Through June 29, 2013 - New York

Using Baltimore, which he fondly dubbed the "Hairdo Capitol of the World," as the setting for all his films, Waters assembled a cast of ensemble players, mostly native Baltimoreans and friends of long standing: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole and Edith Massey. Waters also established lasting relationships with key production people, such as production designer Vincent Peranio, costume designer Van Smith, and casting director Pat Moran, helping to give his films that trademark Waters "look." John Waters' one man spoken-word lecture entitled "This Filthy World" is performed at colleges, museums, film-festivals and comedy clubs around the world. In 2010, he played to sold out audiences at the Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and the Sydney Opera House. In 2006, Netflix released a film version of the live act that was screened at the Toronto, Berlin and Edinburgh Film Festivals. In 2004, the music compilation CD "A John Waters Christmas" was released by New Line Records and was followed up in 2007 by "A Date With John Waters". *Enjoy a three-course dinner crafted by Executive Chef Jeff Haskell, paired with 3 delicious wines made on premises in Manhattan's only functioning winery.

Family Art Project: Lanterns for Summer Light - Wave Hill
June 29, 2013 - Bronx

Cut nature shapes from bright tissue paper. Then with a simple paper mache method, use the cut shapes to make festive lanterns that will make magical summer days and nights.

Calypso Rose - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
June 29, 2013 -

This Trinidadian grande dame of vintage calypso packed such a punch as she rose to fame in the mid-60s, the coveted title "Calypso King" became "Calypso Monarch" in her honor. Into her seventh decade, Calypso Rose's bold delivery, fearless and funny social commentary, and welcoming warmth on stage make it a hip-shaking Carnival night whenever she plays.

Nostalgia Ride to Coney Island - New York Transit Museum
June 29, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Ride the 1930s era R1/9 cars of the Independent Subway System above and below ground for a two-hour jaunt. Then visit Coney Island's beach-side amusement park, take a dip in the ocean, or stay on the train for additional rides.

2nd Annual Book Extravaganza Fundraiser - Greater Astoria Historical Society-Quinn Bldg.
June 29, 2013 - Astoria

Over one thousand books are available for purchase including history, children's, non-fiction, fiction, sports, health, cookbooks, biographies, and many other special books. Books authored by the Greater Astoria Historical Society are available as well as Astoria & Long Island City T-shirts.

Salute to Veterans - Town Park Point Lookout
June 29, 2013 - Point Lookout

The Annual Independence Day Salute to veterans, features a headliner concert and fireworks display. Rain date, Sunday, June 30.

TD Bank�s Celebrate America Fireworks and Show - Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre - Eisenhower Park
June 29, 2013 - East Meadow

A fantastic display of fireworks to celebrate America. Sponsored by TD Bank, this is a not-to-be-missed event. The whole family will enjoy it.

Volunteer Work- Hempstead Plains - Nassau Community College
June 29, 2013 - Garden City

Help with selected voluteer jobs around Hempstead Plains. It will be a great service to the community. Call the number listed for additional information.

Little Penguin Story Time - Fairfield University Bookstore
June 29, 2013 - Fairfield

Children ages 3-5 and accompanied by an adult are invited to celebrate Penguin character "Ladybug Girl" with a story, craft and a Starbucks' snack in the 2nd floor Kids Area. Please call or email to reserve your spot at ext 501 or [email protected]

Young Rewired State NYC - Museum Of The Moving Image
June 29, 2013 - Astoria

Interested in coding and design access to technology professionals, and the opportunity to build new digital prototypes? Over 2 days, participants ages 14-18 will level up their coding skills, collaborate with one another and professional mentors, and use open government data to build digital projects to solve real New York City problems. Some previous coding experience is required. Meals are provided. Pre-registration is required. Program concludes on June 30.

Family Workshop: Sunprinting - Flushing Town Hall
June 29, 2013 - Flushing

Leaves, flowers, lace & feathers are common items that transfer well through Sunprinting. Bring objects to print, items with an interesting silhouette and/or are translucent, or cut paper shapes to transfer - with Long Island City Arts exhibition artist Mary Pinto. All proceeds to LICA.

Open Play - Chilibeans Party Place
June 29, 2013 - Hempstead

Games, fun, entertainment. Perfect for a family with kids to get together with friends. Call to reserve spot.

Crafts for Kids - The Cupcake Corner
June 29, 2013 - Garden City

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

Much Ado About Nothing - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 29, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

The Random Access Theater Company presents a different spin on Shakespeare's enjoyable Much Ado About Nothing--this time set in Colonial Macau.

Kids Create! - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 29, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Kids will enjoy creating arts and crafts in beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Kids Create! - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
June 29, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Kids will enjoy creating arts and crafts in beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Saturday Kayaking - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2
June 29, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Get out on the water! Children under 18 must have a guardian present.

Butterfly Count - Staten Island Museum
June 29, 2013 - Staten Island

Join the Staten Island Museum staff as they count butterflies all across the island. Bring a pair of bincoculars to help you spot the butterflies, and keep track of the ones you find.

Pinkalicious Cupcake Kids - Taste Buds Kitchen
June 29, 2013 - Chelsea

Read the hit book "Pinkalicious" and make the famous cupcakes. Better not eat too many -- you don't want to turn pink!

Canada Day New York - Central Park
June 29, 2013 - New York

A free cultural, sport and music festival celebrating all things Canadian. Performers include award-winning Canadian bands LIGHTS, Brasstrounaut, Spirit of the West and Joel Plaskett, plus: the Central Park Cup, Taste of Canada, the Great Canadian Picnic, family activities, and more.

Out-Fit Challenge Mud Run - Tuxedo Park
June 29, 2013 - Tuxedo Park

The Out-Fit Challenge Mud Run is hitting NYC with a Vengeance and both members and non-members of the LGBT community are encouraged to participate for an amazing cause. Family equality is the name of the game and for New York City the charity of choice will be the Ali Forney Center. The Out-Fit Challenge Mud Run event will be held at Tuxedo Park in Orange County, NY on June 29th, 2013, from 9:00am to 5:00pm with runs starting every 20 minutes. Once you reach the end, no matter what time you arrive there will be a post party commencing with food, drinks, hot music and more! After racers cross the finish line, they take part in a festive and fun-filled post- party, which features a live DJ, muddy go-go boys, and a drag queen hostess. The Out-Fit Challenge will run shuttle buses from New York City to Tuxedo Ridge throughout the day. Tickets to participate in the event are $55 per person with group discounts provided. Spectator tickets are $10 per person. Registrants can sign up to participate at http://out-fitchallenge.com/events/tuxedo-ridge/ . As an original perk to the NYC event corporate sponsors will have the opportunity to choose their team leader out of a list of celebrities who will also be participating with them. Compete: Out-Fit challenge is a 5K cross country trail run dotted by 15+ over the top obstacles including the "Vagitarian," "Is that Mud in Your Pants," and "Hello Sailor." Connections - Come as you are or come as someone completely different - costumes encouraged! Come out, compete, and get dirty with 100's of your new BFF's! Plus, meet our Muddy Go-Go Boys! Post Race Party - To celebrate your victory, the after party will be hosted by local drag queens with dance beats by local DJs, like DJ Sushiman of Miami! Of course, what's a party without cold beer, ice cream, gelato pops, burgers, and tacos? Charities - Out-Fit Challenge supports charities that are making a significant difference in the lives of LGBT individuals across the US. Our goal is to support 1 national charity and a local charity in every city we plan an event. REGISTER AT: http://out-fitchallenge.com/events/tuxedo-ridge/

Incredible Water! - Long Island Science Center
June 29, 2013 - Riverhead

Experiment with buoyancy. Discover what floats and what sinks. Learn about the water cycle and why it is so important. Test water from different sources: tap, river, bottled.

Brett Sherris' SUMMER CAMP CINEMA Film Festival - Cinema Arts Centre
June 29, 2013 - Huntington

Catch a double feature of Children of Men and Gattaca. Tickets can be purchased at the door, online summercampcinema.com, or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.

Sherie Rene Scott: Piece of Meat - 54 Below
Through June 29, 2013 - New York

The highly anticipated return engagement of Sherie Rene Scott. Music direction and arrangements by Todd Almond. No performance on 6/25.

'WINGED MIGRATION' - Film Society of Lincoln Center
June 29, 2013 - Midtown West

Follow a panoply of species of birds?ducks, arctic terns, penguins, pelicans and more?on their annual migration of thousands of miles. The stunning, close-up photography captures their perilous yet amazing journey. Rated G.

Pushing Buttons: Activist New York? - Museum of the City of New York
June 29, 2013 - Upper East Side

Have you ever thought something wasn't fair and that you wanted to change it? Tour the exhibition Activist New York, which tells the story of grassroots citizen in New York City through artifacts, buttons, posters, and multi-media presentations, from the 17th century right up to the present. After exploring the exhibition, you'll have the chance to create your own button expressing views and ideas about a cause that is important to you. All Family Programs are free with admission. The programs are appropriate for families with children ages 6 to 12 years old. All programs include a free snack. Email [email protected] or call 917-492-3371 for more information.

Doula Speed Dating - Karma Kids Yoga
June 29, 2013 - West Village

Are you considering hiring a doula at the birth of your child? Finding the right one can be stressful and time consuming. In this class you will meet a select group of highly qualified professionals attending births in NY, NJ, and CT. Meet 10 different experienced and trained doulas. Talk to them, ask them your important questions, get information, find the perfect companion to support you through the most special experience of your life. This event is for couples who have already decided to hire a doula and those that are still considering options.

Fashion and Fabric Design - Museum of the City of New York
June 29, 2013 - Upper East Side

Do you have your own sense of style and color? Would you like to learn how to create your own special fabric designs? First, explore the exhibition Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced with your family and look at Burrows photographs, drawings, and garments. Then, using inspiration from the exhibition, each child will experiment with fashion design and make an original creation on fabric to take home. All family programs are free with admission. The programs are appropriate for families with children ages 6 to 12 years old. All programs include a free snack. Email [email protected] or call 917-492-3371 for more information.

Oz - Studio Theatre
June 29, 2013 - Lindenhurst

The "Wizard of Oz" tale has been adapted into a musical. A cyclone carries Dorothy and Toto to the Magical Land of Oz. When Dorothy's house squashes the Wicked Witch of the East, she is ecstatically thanked by the liberated Munchkins and given permission to wear the witch's powerful silver slippers. From there, Baum's lovable characters, rubber-legged Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Woodsman, join Dorothy on a journey to meet the great Oz. While on their trek, they battle the Wicked Witch of the West, who is determined to get revenge for the death of her sister.

TOMORROW The Sun Will Come Out - Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
June 29, 2013 - Dix Hills

This revue celebrates Broadway producers, directors, choreographers and music Broadway greats Charles Strouse, Jule Styne, Frank Loesser, Maury Yeston and Ervin Drake, with hit music from their Broadway and Hollywood creations.

ART81 Young Artists Exhibition - ART81
June 29, 2013 - Bensonhurst

View artwork produced by the young artists of ART81.

Watson Adventures’ Fright at the Museum Family Scavenger Hunt - Museum of Natural History
June 29, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults and kids ages 7 & up! If you enjoyed “Night at the Museum”, you’ll love this adventure, which features exhibits in the Museum of Natural History that inspired scenes in the hit movie. Kids and adults work together to take on a not-so-woolly mammoth with tooth trouble, a scary Easter Island statue, an attack by a monster whale, humongous warring mooses, dangerous dinosaurs and more. Please note that if you would not take your kids to see “Night at the Museum”, then you should not take them on this hunt. Kids must be accompanied by an adult, and vice versa—teams with only adults are not permitted on this hunt. Advance purchase is required. Prices include museum admission. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

Watson Adventures’ Murder at the Met Scavenger Hunt - Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 29, 2013 - New

Join Watson Adventures on a murder mystery scavenger hunt for adults at the Met Museum! Fans of murder mysteries and "The Da Vinci Code" will enjoy this scavenger hunt throughout the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A murdered curator has left behind a cryptic trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art. As your team gathers answers about the art, you begin to piece together a sordid tale about greed, lust, revenge and treachery, all revolving around the museum’s planned multi-million dollar purchase of a rare painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The murder victim knew too much—and now it’s your turn to discover what drove someone to commit murder. To find out, you’ll have to crack a secret code to figure out who dunnit. Advance purchase is required. Price includes museum admission. Questions? 877-9GO-HUNT, but please do not contact the museum directly.

Lizards LIVE! - The Outback at Jungle Bob's
June 29, 2013 - Centereach

Check out these awesome creatures and how they move and groove. Learn about their defense mechanisms, habitats and unique features. This event is subject to change or cancellation.

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Central Park Scavenger Hunt - Central Park
June 29, 2013 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults in Central Park! See the best of the park and discover places you might never otherwise visit. Highlights include a bird sanctuary (find out why birds won’t go near it), the Carousel (featured in Catcher in the Rye), the Dairy (yes, kids could once get fresh milk there from farms outside the city), Strawberry Fields (almost named for Bing Crosby!), the Sheep Meadow (and, nearby, the former nightspot for the sheep, now Tavern on the Green), the Mall (intended to be the only straight path in the park), Bethesda Fountain and the Lake (made from a swamp). Along the way, you’ll uncover hidden messages, secret symbols, writing in the sky, movie and TV locations, hidden history and Balto the wonder dog. Advance purchase is required via http://www.watsonadventures.com. Questions? Call 877-9GO-HUNT.

Balto - Rockwood Music Hall
June 29, 2013 - New York

Indie Americana folk band BALTO kicks off their 2013 Summer Tour in June hitting 11 cities along the Mid-Atlantic region.  Formed by singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Dan Sheron in 2011, the band has been compared to Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, and Dawes and their music has been described as "goosebump-inducing gorgeous", "near folk perfection", and "acoustic music that doesn't fall back or rely on any genre currently in trend."  Check out more info at baltoamerica.com

Front Runners New York LGBT Pride 5K Run -
June 29, 2013 - New York

This year marks the 32nd running of this festive collaboration between NYRR and Front Runners New York, a competitive and social club for LGBT runners, multisport athletes, and their allies. Join more than 5,000 runners and show your pride at this five-mile run. Last year, this race—a marathon qualifier—sold out, so be sure to register earlier. Whether you're a top racer or a novice looking for a healthy run and some good camaraderie, the Pride Run delivers the goods. This year, a portion of the proceeds benefits the Ali Forney Center, the nation's largest and most comprehensive shelter and services provider.

Cuban Music Night at Casa Lever Gardens - Casa Lever
June 29, 2013 - New York

Join Casa Lever Gardens for drinks and live music as Grupo Irek mixes the sounds of Cuba -- Son, Cha-Cha, Mambo -- with New York City flavor. Band members hail from all over the globe, representing Cuba, Columbia, Germany, and Brooklyn, for an international sound from the soul.

OS Mutantes/Javelin/Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang - Prospect Park Bandshell
June 29, 2013 - Brooklyn

Brazilian Tropicália trailblazers Os Mutantes, whose psychedelic collision of The Beatles, John Cage, and Bossa Nova is "pop at its very best and most innovative" (SPIN), headline a proper airing of the storied label Luaka Bop, founded by David Byrne and devoted to dance music from across the globe. Javelin brings a sound collage "like an otherworldly radio station based in some crate-digger bunker where genre distinctions are a distant memory" (Pitchfork) to the party, and the Sierra Leonean Bubu master Janka Nabay starts things off on a festive, frenetic note.

Carly Rose Sonenclar - Playland Summer Concert - Playland's Music Tower Theater
June 29, 2013 - Rye

Tickets are on sale now to see Carly Rose Sonenclar in concert Sunday, June 29, at Playland's Music Tower Theater. The show starts at 7pm. Carly Rose Sonenclar was discovered at the age of 7 when she was signed by a top NYC children's talent management company. Now age 14, Carly feels as comfortable in the world of musical theater, having performed in numerous Broadway and off-Broadway shows, as she does performing solo in front of thousands of people. She is well known for her soulful, bluesy vocal style, which many noted composers, producers, and music industry observers have commented belies her tender years. Playland Summer Concerts are sponsored by WFAS, 103.9 FM. Concerts are free with Playland park admission for "standing room only" or lawn seating. Limited reserved stage seating is available through ticketmaster.com, and will be available for sale at the park on day of show only. Parking is $7. Playland is located on Playland Parkway in Rye, exit 19 off I-95. Go to ryeplayland.org or call 914-813-7010 for more information.

Summer Reading Goes to Italy! - The Scholastic Store
June 29, 2013 - New York

The Scholastic Store's Read Around the World travels to Italy. Learn facts about the Coliseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and hear a passage from The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers Book 2: A King's Ransom, where Amy and Dan Cahill explore the hidden tunnels of the Coliseum. Ages 5 & up.

COSMIC GATE - Pacha NYC
June 29, 2013 - New York

Pacha NYC & RPM present… COSMIC GATE - GET TICKETS - http://www.clubtickets.com/us/2013-06/29/cosmic-gate-pacha-nyc. Doors 10pm - Table Reservations 212.209.7500

Vintage Baseball - Governors Island
June 29, 2013 - Governors Island

See baseball played as it was at the turn of the last century

Warm Up 2013 - MoMA PS1
June 29, 2013 - Long Island City

MoMA PS1 presents Warm Up 2013, beginning June 29 and taking place every Saturday this summer through September 7. Now celebrating its 16th year, the museum's highly anticipated outdoor music series will continue its tradition of introducing audiences to the best in experimental live music, sound, and DJs?both local and international?across a range of genres. Warm Up supports both established and emerging artists by creating a platform that allows for experimentation and provides a space for collaboration, new material, and side-projects. The annual series is held in MoMA PS1's courtyard, which this year will feature a temporary urban landscape by CODA called Party Wall, the winning design of the 14th annual Young Architects Program. 6/29 lineup Juan Atkins / Metroplex / Detroit, MI Lee Gamble / PAN / London, UK* HEATSICK / PAN / Berlin, Germany* NHK'Koyxen / PAN / Osaka, Japan* Bill Kouligas / PAN / Berlin, Germany* *presented as part of ISSUE Project Room and Goethe-Institut NY's PAN_ACT festival

Sketching Tour: Hopper Drawing - What Is a Sketch? - Whitney Museum of American Art
June 29, 2013 - New York

For families with kids ages 6-10. In this tour, families will look closely at Hopper's masterful drawings and then experiment with techniques such as shading, cross hatching, and contour drawing.

Outfit Challenge Mud Run! Come Out & Get Dirty For An Amazing Cause! - Tuxedo Park
June 29, 2013 - Tuxedo Park

IT'S A MUD RUN+ PARTY! COME OUT AND GET DIRTY TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR GAY FAMILY EQUALITY! No you don't have to be a part of the LGBT community to participate either! Show your support! The event features 15+ military style obstacles that may include mud, water, and ice throughout the 3.2 mile trail with entertaining obstacle names like Pipe Dreams, Commando Crawl and Is that Mud in Your Pants. After you and your friends cross the finish line you have access to festive and fun-filled post- party, which features a live DJ, muddy go-go dancers, and a drag queen hostess, food and drinks! What could be better than that?! The Out-Fit Challenge will run shuttle buses from New York City to Tuxedo Ridge throughout the day but you can also drive as there is parking available. Tickets to participate in the event are $55 per person with group discounts provided. Spectator tickets are $10 per person. What Time? This hot Mud Run will be open to all from 9am to 5pm with race waves beginning every 20 minutes! Limited Access left- and yes you will be able to party and drink early at the end too. You can also go through with your pals as many times as you would like. A portion of all proceeds to benefit The Ali Forney Center. REGISTER TODAY AT http://www.out-fitchallenge.com/

World Record Attempt for Largest Dog-Friendly Communal Dining Event - PetFest - Bridgehampton Historical Society Corwith Museum
June 29, 2013 - Bridgehampton

Chef Michael’s® and Chef Rocco DiSpirito are inviting owners and their dogs to join them in an attempt to set the record for the World’s Largest Dog-Friendly Communal Dining event. The event will be officiated by RecordSetter.com, the new home of world records. Participants will enjoy a complimentary, delicious meal designed by Chef Rocco DiSpirito, have the chance to meet new friends while spending quality time with their dogs and potentially be a part of history! In addition to the World’s Largest Dog-Friendly Communal Dining event, participants will have the opportunity to set a number of additional records such as the Longest Line of Dogs at a Food Truck. Samples of Chef Michael’s will be available for dogs and each attendee will leave with a gift bag. Participants must register for the event by visiting www.chefmichaels.eventbrite.com and are required to purchase tickets for PetFest. Space is limited!

South Pacific - John W. Engeman Theater
June 29, 2013 - Northport

Sailor hijinks, the danger of war, and the passion of young love are all joined together by Rogers and Hammerstein's score in one of the most popular musicals of all time.

GOODNIGHT MOON - John W. Engeman Theater
June 29, 2013 - Northport

Goodnight Moon, a book that has lulled children to sleep for over half a century, is celebrating its 66th anniversary. This musical adaptation with book, lyrics and music by Chad Henry was written by Margaret Wise Brown, with illustrations by Clement Hurd. This poem of goodnight wishes will be brought to life with fanciful song, dance and puppetry. Goodnight Moon will feature upbeat and charming songs, utilizing a live pianist and innovative puppetry to give life to the various objects in the bunny's room.

Endangered Species - The Center at Maple Grove
June 29, 2013 - Kew Gardens

Science fun comes to Maple Grove. Enjoy this hands on animal presentation. Discuss the difference between Threatened, Endangered and Extinct animals. HIPPO: Habitat loss, Introduction of invasive species, Population, Pollution and Over consumption. Bringing confiscated lizard bags, shoes etc. Includes the visit of the chinchilla on the list of endangered animals and the box turtle on the list of Species of Special Concern. Science Certificates presented to the children for attending each workshop. Can be used at participating schools for Extra Credit towards Science Grades in September.

Summer Swing with JC Hopkins Biggish Band featuring Svetlana Shmulyian - Zinc Bar
June 29, 2013 - New York

Grammy nominated JC Hopkins and his Biggish Band explode with exuberant flair and swinging originality. The NYC based band has played host to such legendary vocalists like Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux and Elvis Costello. The New York Times says of the band, “Some of the finest musicians in New York City” and the New Yorker quips, “Hopkins writes swinging material tailor made for vacuum-tube radio”. The band will be featuring Svetlana Shmulyian who is a rising star of New York music scene with the sound that has at once tenderness, warmth, soulfulness and vulnerability, as well as unexpected edge and power of a seasoned vocalist (“Energetic” – Wall Street Journal; “Delightful” (WRHU radio); “Expressive voice, natural swing” Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3636984

Yannis Pappas - Gotham Comedy Club
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

Yannis Pappas performs is unique mix of stand up comedy and combines it with his beloved characters Mr. Panos and Maurica.

'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown' - 777 Theatre
Through June 30, 2013 - Times Square

Christian Youth Theater New York City presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, the witty musical adapted from Charles Schultz’s hilarious “Peanuts” comic strip! This version of the show opened on Broadway in 1999 with a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy in the unraveling of a day in the life of these unique characters CYT NYC’s production features students ages 6-18 from NYC and NJ! These talented young performers take the stage at an Off-Broadway Theatre near Times Square to bring this timeless family musical to life. Showtimes: Friday, June 28th @ 7pm Saturday, June 29th @ 3pm & 7pm Sunday, June 30th @ 3pm & 7pm

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through June 30, 2013 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts and crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. June 4: Create Thumbprint Animals; June 8: Make a Sunflower Sequence book; June 15: Craft a Father's Day surprise; June 22: Create a Counting Fish Bowl; June 29: Make a Colorful Windsock.

Garden Tea Party - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Visit the Museum for a spot of tea and learn about global tea cultures.

Big Bugs - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Wriggle like a worm, slide like a snail, flit like a butterfly, or fly away home like a ladybug. Learn about the fascinating life of backyard critters each week.

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 [email protected]

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.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through June 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. June 6, 13, 20, and 27.

Sing-along with Andrew - The Moxie Spot
Through June 30, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Hear stories, sing, dance, then eat!

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 A. Aton: Space-Time Continuum - 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.

Crumpler Moving Sale - Crumpler West Village
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

WE’RE GETTING OUT OF HERE! IT’S THE END OF AN ERA AND WE’RE MOVING ONTO GREENER PASTURES. COME SAY GOODBYE TO CRUMPLER WEST VILLAGE AND KEEP YOUR EAR TO THE GROUND FOR NEW STORE OPENINGS. 30% OFF THE ORIGINAL PRICE UNTIL JUNE 30, 2013

Guided Tour - Pacific War: USS Intrepid in WWII - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through June 30, 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.

Classic Cinema Screenings - Museum Of The Moving Image
Through June 30, 2013 - Astoria

Enjoy daily screenings of episodes of classic movie serials in Tut's Fever Movie Palace, an artwork by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong that pays homage to the movie palace. From May 1 through June 30, see selected episodes of The Muppet Show, with a new special guest host each week.

Meet and Greet: Creatures of the Sea - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids discover the diversity of life under the sea by exploring marine animals up close and personal.

Tales of Wonder - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through June 30, 2013 - Crown Heights

Kids travel to far away places in their imaginations by listening to tales from around the world.

Photography & Sculpture Exhibition - Rowayton Arts Center
Through June 30, 2013 - Rowayton

High-quality photography and sculpture by RAC exhibiting members are featured in this exhibit. June 2-Jun 30, 2013.

With a Single Step: Stories in the Making of America - Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
Through June 30, 2013 - Lower Manhattan

Perfect for Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, this exhibition traces history in a way that is easy for kids to understand. It's interactive and celebrates the many accomplishments and contributions Asian Americans have made over the past 160 years.

Mendi + Keith Obadike: American Cypher - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

The Studio Museum presents a site-specific iteration of a suite of projects that respond to American stories about race and DNA by the intermedia artists Mendi and Keith Obadike (both b. 1973).

Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967 - Studio Museum in Harlem
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

Gordon Parks: A Harlem Family 1967 honors the legacy and the work of late iconic artist and photojournalist Gordon Parks, who would have turned 100 on November 30, 2012. The exhibition, organized by Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden and Assistant Curator Lauren Haynes, will feature approximately thirty black and white photographs of the Fontenelle family, whose lives Parks documented as part of a 1968 Life magazine photo essay.

Dion Parsons and the 21st Century Band - Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

Featuring Rashawn Ross (6/27, 6/30 only) and Terell Safford (6/28-29 only). With Dion Parson, Drums; Ron Blake, Sax; Reuben Rogers, Bass; Carlton Holmes, Piano; Victor Provost, Steel Pan; Alioune Faye, Percussion/Sabar.

Teacher in the Field Library - Field Library
Through June 30, 2013 - Peekskill

Elementary and middle schoolers puzzled by a homework assignment can drop in for homework help from a certified teacher on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays,and Thursdays: June 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, and 13 from 4-6pm. Call the library for more dates.

Butterfly Weekend - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
Through June 30, 2013 - Cornwall

See and feed live butterflies in a butterfly tent then take a guided walk in search of these lovely creatures. For adults with or without children and children ages 5 and up.

Pack Chat for Kids (ages 4-8) - Wolf Conservation Center
Through June 30, 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. Don't forget a camera. Pre-registration required. June 2, 8, and 23 at 11am; June 15 and 29 at 2pm.

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

The Wooden Boat Show - Mystic Seaport
Through June 30, 2013 - Mystic

Hosted in conjunction with Wooden Boat Magazine, the Wooden Boat Show features more than 75 boats in the water, three tents and extensive land exhibits hosting more than 200 exhibitors, live boat building events and more.

St. Gregory The Great Annual Gregorian Festival - St. Gregory The Great
Through June 30, 2013 - Bellerose

Rides * Games * Prizes * Well Known Live Entertainment * Gourmet Dishes * Religious Events * International Nights * Over 75 Years of Parish Community

MoMA Studio: Exchange Cafe - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

Organized in collaboration with Brooklyn-based artist Caroline Woolard as part of the Department of Education's Artists Experiment initiative, MoMA Studio: Exchange Cafe is a social space in the mezzanine of MoMA's Education and Research building that is dedicated to exchange-based practices. Taking the form of a cafe, the Studio encourages visitors to question notions of reciprocity, value, and property through shared experiences. Tea, milk, and honey -- products that directly engage the political economy -- are available by exchange. Instead of paying with legal tender, Exchange Cafe patrons are invited to make a resource-based currency. Exchange Cafe features an interactive participatory archive, a matrix of exchange projects, and a library of books and ephemera.

The Orpheus Variations - HERE Arts Center
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

Inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in the Underworld, The Orpheus Variations tells the story of Orpheus, a grief-stricken musician, who goes on a journey through the sights and sounds of his memories in search of his vanished wife. The project collides live storytelling, live radio play, and live film vocabularies in a deconstruction of creative process. From Director Adam J. Thompson: "The Orpheus Variations uses live sound and live video to explore both the relationships between our experiences and our memories and between creative process and creative product. We create a relationship between the live performance - the construction of things - as the experience, which is messy with things happening all over the place and without grand narrative, and the film as the memory in which all the fragments are pulled together and framed as a cohesive whole. I'm really delighted to share this particular project at HERE, which is world-renowned for supporting visually engaging hybrid performance." Adam J. Thompson directs cast members Jessica Annunziata, Jen Browne, Stephen Conroy, Amanda Dieli, Sarah Isaacson, Meghan E. Kennedy, Robert Kitchens, and Peter Van Hyning.

Passport to Imagination - Low-Cost Kids Crafting Classes - Michaels
Through June 30, 2013 - Hartsdale

Participants will join a worldwide voyage to learn about the seven continents and their cultures, wildlife, and landmarks. Kid explorers will meet three times a week in their local Michaels classroom on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for two hours, from 10am-12pm, for only $2 per session, supplies included.

Passport to Imagination - Low-Cost Kids Crafting Classes - Michaels
Through June 30, 2013 - Port Chester

Participants will join a worldwide voyage to learn about the seven continents and their cultures, wildlife, and landmarks. Kid explorers will meet three times a week in their local Michaels classroom on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for two hours, from 10am-12pm, for only $2 per session, supplies included.

Long Island Game Farm Kicks Off Summer with Awesome Animal Show - Long Island Game Farm Wildlife Park & Children's Zoo
Through June 30, 2013 - Manorville

Long Island Game Farm Wildlife Park & Children’s Zoo is kicking off its summer season with its Awesome Animal Show. The Awesome Animal Show will have a variety of animals: Macaws, Cockatoos, Piggies, and House Cats. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to communicate with Charlie the mini-donkey. They will also introduce its new master of ceremonies, Artium, a cute Jack Russell dog helper. The show runs from May 25 to June 30.

Tour Guide Talk - Concorde, Plane of the Future? - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

We now travel on subsonic airliners which take seven hours to cross the Atlantic, but from 1976 to 2003 it was possible to make the trip in half that time. This talk will touch on how Concorde came to be, the technological advances involved and the aviation records set by these aircraft.

Tour Guide Talk - The Greatest Generation and You - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

America changed on December 7th, 1941, when Pearl Harbor was attacked. While 16 million men and women served in uniform in World War II, many more Americans worked to support those serving overseas. This discussion will look into how these events may have affected you and your family.

Tour Guide Talk - Who Was Neil Armstrong? - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

This talk offers visitors a look back at the life and accomplishments of astronaut Neil Armstrong, who passed away in 2012. Everyone knows he was the first man on the moon, but what could prepare him for the unknown?

Midnight Moment: A Digital Gallery - Time Square
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

MIDNIGHT MOMENT FEATURES NEW FILM FROM LOCAL ARTIST NEIL GOLDBERG CAPTURING SUBWAY RIDERS AS THEY EMERGE ONTO NEW YORK CITY STREETS. Shown on over fifteen of the largest digital screens in Times Square Monthly Program from the Times Square Advertising Coalition and Times Square Arts. June 2013, every night from 11:57pm – midnight. 3-minute Show.

Elizabeth Jordan '50 grams' Xurated by Manish Vora - BOSI Contemporary
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

BOSI Contemporary is pleased to present 50 Grams, a solo exhibition by artist Elizabeth Jordan. This symbolic and powerful exhibition features photographs taken in Russia, and is intended to offer Jordan’s personal view into the country’s culture, its traditions, textures, faces and landmarks. Being an American of Russian descent, Jordan lived with her family in Russia for 11 years. During this time she felt there was nothing exotic about photographing something she saw everyday. Now, almost 10 years later, Jordan returned back to Russia to capture this familiar land through a new, romanticized lens — indicative of her emotionally resonant images. “I have focused my career on developing countries, namely Haiti and India. This is my first show photographing Russia… Shooting in Russia as a mature woman gave me a different perspective from the 21-year-old girl who moved there in 1993. It allowed me to ‘see’ something new when looking at something I thought I knew well. It has changed my opinion on Russia and has helped me understand the culture in a new way.” Being the daughter of a photographer, Jordan has been involved with art since a young age. But, it was meeting women on the streets of Rwanda that ignited her photography career, as well as her journey across the globe. Jordan has since traveled to Russia, Burma, Bosnia, Ghana, Malawi, Thailand, Rwanda, Kenya, Haiti, the Americas and India. She captures elements that are sometimes difficult to see, yet powerful, and presents them in a “pop” art-style photography. She takes images of harsh or tough subjects and exposes their softer side, making them beautiful and dignified rather than abhorrent and hopeless – without diminishing the critical state of the subject itself. Jordan has recently collaborated with Donna Karan, CEO and founder of Urban Zen, Zainab Salbi, CEO and Founder of Women for Women International, and Maria Bello, actress and co-founder of We Advance. Using her art to raise awareness for those living in war-torn countries, Jordan’s photography has gone toward charity work and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. Proceeds have been granted to causes such as Sabin Vaccine Institute, Reach to Teach, Gift of Life, Saint Peter’s Church, Old Westbury Gardens, Right to Play, NSPCC, Aid for AIDS, NYU’s Ghana campus, We Advance, Carma Foundation, Paul Khlebinikov Foundation, One Foundation, and Portledge School. Jordan’s work has been recognized and featured in The New York Times, Vogue, Tatler Asia, and Digital Photo Pro. In 2010 she was awarded Donna Karan’s Women who Inspire Award and in 2009 she received the Graphic Professionals Resource Network Gold Award for superb craftsmanship and production for her book on Rwanda. 50 Grams will also include two works by Michelle Ort. Proceeds from the sale of her photographs (in edition of 50) will be donated to the NYU Advanced Study of Russia scholarship, a fund for emerging women professionals in Russia.

2013 Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience - Basketball City
Through June 30, 2013 - New York

Stan Lee, Patrick Stewart, Five 'The Walking Dead' Stars and WWE® Superstar CM Punk® are among the hundreds of celebrities and industry professionals at the 2013 Wizard World Comic Con NYC Experience, part of North America’s largest pop-culture touring expo, June 28-30 at Basketball City (Pier 36). Thousands of fans will be on hand to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, comics, toys, video gaming, television, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Top artists scheduled to attend are Carlos Pacheco, Humberto Ramos and Neal Adams. Tickets start at $40, kids 5 and under free. Visit www.WizardWorld.com for more info.

LIC Flea & Food - LIC Flea & Food
Through June 30, 2013 - Long Island City

Flea to LIC! Long Island City is home to the newest flea and food market in NYC--LIC Flea & Food. Starting June 15, and running every Saturday and Sunday this summer, bring your friends and family to kick off a fun and vibrant weekend on the Long Island City waterfront. The inaugural LIC Flea & Food will feature the best in food vendors in Queens, antiques, collectibles, art, crafts, fashion and more. Enjoy great eats, find a hidden treasure in the market, discover new artists and local vendors all while taking in breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. The food and festivities are conveniently located in a 24,000-square-foot lot at the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue in the heart of LIC. Just blocks from the 7, E, M and G trains as well as the East River Ferry and parking across the street. There will be a bus running back and forth from the ferry to the parking lot on Saturday and Sunday. Community partners include TF Cornerstone, The Queens Courier, LIC Partnership, Queens Economic Development Corporation and the East River Ferry.

American Girls - Foley Gallery
Through July 03, 2013 - New York

Ilona Szwarc is an award-winning photographer who lives and works in New York City. Her work examines gender, identity and beauty in the context of American culture.

Val Britton - Cosmology - Foley Gallery
Through July 03, 2013 - New York

Val Britton was born in Livingston, New Jersey. She currently lives and works in San Francisco.

Ugo Rondinone - soul - Gladstone Gallery
Through July 03, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of new sculptures by Ugo Rondinone.

VICTOR CALDERONE - Govenors Beach Club
Through July 05, 2013 - NEW YORK

Pacha NYC & RPM present… COSMIC GATE - GET TICKETS - http://www.clubtickets.com/us/2013-06/29/cosmic-gate-pacha-nyc. Doors 10pm - Table Reservations 212.209.7500.

Savion Glover - The Joyce Theater
Through July 06, 2013 - New York

Under the direction of Savion Glover, Savion Glover's STePz is another exuberant celebration of tap dance to sound and sound to dance. In this production, Mr. Glover and his ensemble of dancers (TLHS) take tap dance to new heights while fusing traditional music selections of the past with his self-proclaimed tap style and energy of the future. The production demonstrates Mr. Glover's incredible ability to perform the complexities of jazz phrasing -- both bass line and melody -- as well as wild improvisations -- structure and deconstruction -- from departure to return. This season, Savion Glover's STePz will again give Joyce audiences the opportunity to experience the versatility and virtuoso of Savion Glover's genius as a tap master.

Dennis Congdon - CUE Art Foundation
Through July 06, 2013 - New York

2013 Spring Season - American Ballet Theatre
Through July 06, 2013 - New York

The dance company's annual residency at the Met Opera house includes Onegin, Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes/A Month in the Country/Symphony in C, Don Quixote, an Alexei Ratmansky premiere, Le Corsaire, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Sylvia, and the Sleeping Beauty.

Bruce Davidson - Time of Change: Civil Rights Photographs, 1961-1965 - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Through July 06, 2013 - New York

Photographs from a critical moment in America's history by renowned documentary photographer Bruce Davidson. Charged with the emotion, the powerful images depict the struggle for justice and equality during a time of Freedom Rides, protests, marches, and police violence.

1963 - Howard Greenberg Gallery
Through July 06, 2013 - New York

Bringing together more than 40 photographs depicting events from this watershed year. 1963 focuses on three major events: the treatment of civil rights protesters in Birmingham, Alabama, in May; Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C., in August; and the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas in November. In addition, a selection of photographs will examine the culture of 1963 though music, fashion, science, and sports.

Chrisa Biddy - Mobile Uploads - Lyons Wier Gallery
Through July 06, 2013 - New York

Chrisa Biddy turns to Facebook and other social networks for inspiration for his oil and watercolor paintings. His subjects are self-represented, captured via their smart phones or digital cameras, and observed within the context of their respective lives. Biddy uses these vernacular images to transport the subject from its original common state--a snapshot, to a pared down representation of our current social media zeitgeist.

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.

Museum as Hub: Center for Historical Reenactments: After-after Tears - New Museum
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

CHR was an artist collective and curatorial platform in Johannesburg (2010-12) that explored social and political memory within postapartheid South Africa. The exhibition will present a site-specific response to New York, developed through their Museum as Hub residency.

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.

'A Sport for Every Girl': Women and Sports in the Collection of Jefferson R. Burdick - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through July 07, 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.

Adhocracy - New Museum
Through July 07, 2013 - New York

The exhibition explores a new direction in contemporary design through twenty-five projects -- presented through artifacts, objects, and films. In the place of standardized, industrialized perfection, the exhibition embraces imperfection as evidence of an emerging force of identity, individuality, and nonlinearity in design.

iCreate Teen Art - Bruce Museum
Through July 07, 2013 - Greenwich

Organized by the Bruce Museum's Youth Committee, Youth@Bruce, this exhibition features approximately 40 juried works of fine art created by regional high school students. The work in oil, watercolor, acrylic, tempera, gouache, pastel, drawing media, traditional printmaking forms, mixed media, and digitally generated demonstrates the range and talent of today's young artists.

Art For All Student Exhibit - Art League of Long Island
Through July 07, 2013 - Dix Hills

See the results of student work created by learning disabled and developmentally disabled adults served by ACLD, Inc. The workshop series and exhibition of student artwork is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. In Nassau and Suffolk Counties the Long Island Decentralization Grants for the Arts Program is administered by the Huntington Arts Council, Inc. June 3-July 7, 2013.

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.

Takuma Nakahira - Circulation: Date, Place, Events - Yossi Milo Gallery
Through July 12, 2013 - New York

Ken Price: Zoo - Franklin Parrasch Gallery
Through July 12, 2013 - New York

A survey exhibition focused exclusively on Price's ceramic cups and unique works on paper involving the depiction of animals. The show includes examples of some of the artist's most iconic subject matter, ranging from sea turtles, squid, tree frogs, and Gila Monsters to a host of other amphibious and subterranean characters. This is the first exhibition to illuminate Price's aesthetic engagement with Animalia.

Takuma Nakahira - Circulation: Date, Place, Events - Yossi Milo Gallery
Through July 12, 2013 - New York

The Japanese photographer's first solo show in the United States.

Midsummer Night Swing - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Through July 13, 2013 -

Lincoln Center's 25th anniversary edition of Midsummer Night Swing takes place every Tuesday through Saturday, with 16 dazzling nights of dancing that take place at the band shell in Damrosch Park, on West 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.

Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating - Grey Art Gallery at NYU
Through July 13, 2013 - New York

The first major survey of works on paper by leading American sculptor Alice Aycock (born 1946), who is best known for her room-scale installations and outdoor sculptures that span the divide between art, architecture, and science. The exhibition focuses on Aycock's preparatory studies on paper, which she employs as laboratories for developing the multi-layered complexities of her three-dimensional works. Combining pragmatic information with imaginative fantasy, her drawings serve as engaging aesthetic entities in their own right.

National Juried Exhibition - First Street Gallery
Through July 13, 2013 - New York

Jehad Nga: New Work, Mali and Libya - Bonni Benrubi
Through July 13, 2013 - New York

Featuring new work from Mali and Libya by acclaimed artist.

The Nineties - Spanierman Modern
Through July 13, 2013 - New York

South Pacific - Summer Theatre Festival at Waveny Park
Through July 13, 2013 - New Canaan

Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Wednesdays through Sundays June 15-July 13, 2013.

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.

Pre-Columbian Remix: The Art of Enrique Chagoya, Demián Flores, Rubén Ortiz-Torres, and Nadín Ospina - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through July 14, 2013 - Purchase

The Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College reopens on Sunday, April 28th with the provocative exhibition, "Pre-Columbian Remix: The Art of Enrique Chagoya, Demián Flores, Rubén Ortiz-Torres, and Nadín Ospina." (The Museum had been closed for ten months during extensive renovation work.) The memory of pre-Columbian cultures, of its icons and myths, is ever present throughout Latin America. In fact, in most Latin American countries, the very idea of Pre-Columbian heritage (indigenous culture before European colonization) has been a strategy to reinforce national unity. But this trend is being challenged by four leading Latin American artists, whose work is the focus of the exhibition, "Pre-Columbian Remix," on view at the Neuberger Museum of Art, from April 28 through July 14, 2013. By fusing ancient Aztec, Mayan, or Incan art forms with pop-culture imagery in an ironic and often humorous manner, the artists address present day concerns relating to universal themes of consumption, corruption, and globalization. The result is an engaging, provocative, 21st-century composite portrait. Re-mixed, and renewed, the past becomes accessible under very different perspectives. "By re-mixing elements from different times and places in novel ways, the work of the artists presented here offers a new reading of history," notes Patrice Giasson, curator of the exhibition. "The past is not conceived as a long narrative of successive events in time, but rather as something integrated into the present. This allows the artists to inscribe their own time and concerns into the historical framework." "Pre-Columbian Remix" features more than 90 works of art, including stone sculptures, lithographs, large-scale paintings, platinum and cyanotype prints, and a monumental outdoor inflatable sculpture, on loan from different locations in the Americas (Bogota, Mexico City, San Diego, New Jersey, New York). The works are by Enrique Chagoya, Demian Flores, Ruben Ortiz Torres, and Nadin Ospina. Enrique Chagoya (b. 1953, Mexico City, Mexico; lives and works in San Francisco, CA) Chagoya makes paintings and prints about the changing nature of culture. By juxtaposing secular, popular, and religious symbols, he creates deceptively friendly points of entry for the discussion of complex issues. Pop icons such as Mickey Mouse and Superman are placed side by side with ancient sacred images to create a tension and dialogue between different cultures. The artist addresses colonialism and oppression. Explains Chagoya: "Cultures are transformed and often completely destroyed by conquering ones. The world is endlessly re-mapped and re-named, with new rules and rulers in recurrent holocausts...This is the raw material for my art." Demian Flores (b. 1971, Oaxaca, Mexico; lives and works in Mexico City and Oaxaca) This is the first exhibition of Demian Flores' work in New York, and the most complete survey exhibition he has had in the United States to date. With an intense, direct style, Flores anchors his work in the reality of contemporary Mexico. He mixes images from Mexico's past and present – pre-Columbian warriors, fertility figures, and pyramids, with present day comic book characters and appropriated images from pop culture, such as baseball, soccer, and boxing. This hybrid product reflects controlled violence, and his concerns about the survival of pre-Columbian roots in a world increasingly homogenized by globalization and a different sort of colonization achieved by the bombardment and power of mass media imagery. All this, the artist believes, leads to alienation and a cultural identity crisis in Oaxacan communities. Ruben Ortiz-Torres (b. 1964, Mexico City, Mexico; lives and works in Los Angeles and San Diego, CA) The work of Ortiz-Torres also addresses hybridization, the blend of Mexican and American cultures and what happens when those cultures come together. A resident of Los Angeles, Ortiz-Torres is concerned with transnational cultural media and objects...photography, video, film, painting, baseball caps, custom cars, machinery, puppets, and the collisions of art and culture. "My work interacts with the cultural and iconographic post-national chaos," he once commented. He sees uncertainty, dislocation, and the creative compromises that characterize peoples and places--and considers the possibilities. With the world in transition, he addresses the implications of multiculturalism and the politics of identity. Nadin Ospina (b. 1960 Bogota, Colombia; lives and works in Bogota) Pre-Columbian Remix is the most representative and complete exhibition of Ospina's work to be exhibited in New York. It includes works from one of the artist's most significant body of work known as "El Sueño Americano" (The American Dream). This exhibition also includes Ospina's giant inflatable sculpture, "The Stroller," which was presented at the 7th Havana Biennial (2000) and at the 49th Venice Biennial (2001), and on view now for the first time in New York. "Pre-Columbian Remix: The Art of Enrique Chagoya, Demian Flores, Ruben Ortiz-Torres, and Nadin Ospina" is organized by Patrice Giasson, Alex Gordon Associate Curator of Art of the Americas. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue edited by Giasson, with additional essays by Joaquin Barriendos, Jaime Ceron, Serge Gruzinski, and Julian Kreimer. Support for Pre-Columbian Remix is provided by the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art, and ArtsWestchester, with support from Westchester County Government. Additional funding is provided by Krytzia and Eugenio Minvielle, the Alex Gordon Estate, and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. The Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College engages and inspires diverse audiences by actively fostering the study, appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of modern art, African art, and the art of our time. The Museum is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road in Purchase, New York (Westchester).

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).

2013 Doodle 4 Google Showcase - American Museum of Natural History
Through July 14, 2013 - New York

The American Museum of Natural History and Google have teamed up to present and showcase this year's 2013 Doodle 4 Google winners. The annual Doodle 4 Google competition invites students (grades K-12) across the country to submit their designs of the Google logo based off this year's theme "My Best Day Ever..."

Please Come to the Show, Part I (1960-1980) - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through July 15, 2013 - Midtown

Since its beginnings, the MoMA Library has housed several collections of artists' files and subject files, which contain assorted printed ephemera like announcement cards, press clippings, posters, and flyers. These materials illustrate an elaborate range of artistic activities and can contain unique elements from an artist's practice. This two-part exhibition gathers a sample of innovative printed invitations, small posters, and flyers from the early 1960s to the present. The selection traces ways in which artists, designers, and galleries have used invitation cards and other printed announcements as a part of the staging of conceptual works, installations, performances, and other time-based events and screenings. This diverse grouping of ephemera explores the various, surprising ways that we have been invited to experience art.

A Summer of Inspiration at Agora Gallery - Agora Gallery
Through July 19, 2013 - New York

The weather is heating up, and so is the atmosphere at Agora Gallery as we present art that has the ability to inspire and energize. The French Perspective: Contemporary Art from France features artworks that seem to have a life of their own, infused as they are with the passion and power of the artists who created them. Delightfully poised between the simplicity of frankness and the complexity of a conscious awareness of the world, the works speak in a language that is both compelling and persuasive. In Pathway to Abstraction, artists glory in the wonder of life and their own comprehension of it, passing on a message of optimism and understanding to us through their work. These works will capture your attention and enthrall your emotions, bringing you in to become an active interpreter of what you see. Sensorial Realms introduces us to a sense of mystery that seems to infect and enliven the banal and the everyday. The essence of creativity animates every aspect of the works, though each artist has allowed impulse and their artistic process to guide them in different ways and to produce a mood and atmosphere unique to them and their work. The exhibitions begin on June 28, 2013 and run until July 19, 2013 The opening reception takes place on the evening of Thursday, July 11, 2013. Entrance is free and art lovers looking for inspiration are warmly encouraged to attend and meet some of the artists who created these dazzling works. Featured Artists: Sensorial Realms - Nate Booth | Doug DePice | Ted De Toy | Jack Graves III | Rachel Hamburger | Charles Howard | Belen Jauregui | Royah Loie | Per Nylen | Vitaliy Osovskyy | Andrea Steorts. The French Perspective: Contemporary Art from France - Olivia Boa | Nicolas Brangi | Anne-Laure Colmon | Sonya Dziabas | Krzis-Lorent FrédériqueK | Rodolphe Gire | Christophe Horiot | Jean Louis Pauly | Jade Rougerie | Clément Wurmser. Pathway to Abstraction - Tiril | Lia Calamia | Melody Hawtin | Biddy Hodgkinson | Angela S. Jaeger | Terry Kindley | Koki Morimoto | Janette Newman | Julianne Raymond | Elisabeth Schael | Daishi Suzuki | Loreta Teodorova | Gabe Tong.

Mr. M's Movies - Rockville Centre Public Library
Through July 19, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Come out and see Quartet. PG-13, 98 mins. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.

The Last Laugh - apexart
Through July 20, 2013 - New York

Because it is unknowable and ambiguous, there is power in laughter. The motivation for this exhibition is to pursue research into laughter as a destabilizing force, emancipated from the joke and entering the realm of power relationships, reactions to political landscapes and human emotion.

Ceres Member Group Show - Ceres Gallery
Through July 20, 2013 - New York

Anne Mondro - Anatomia - Ceres Gallery
Through July 20, 2013 - New York

Anatomia explores the complexity of human relationships during times of physical and emotional struggles.

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.

Miya Ando - Mujo (Impermanence) - Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Through July 20, 2013 - New York

New York-based emerging artist Miya Ando debuts recent work in her first solo exhibition at Sundaram Tagore Gallery. A descendant of Bizen sword makers, Ando was raised among sword smiths and Buddhist priests in a temple in Okayama, Japan. Combining traditional techniques of her ancestry with modern industrial technology, Ando skillfully transforms sheets of burnished steel and anodized aluminum into ephemeral abstractions suffused with subtle gradations of color.

Anne Siems: Healing - Littlejohn Contemporary
Through July 20, 2013 - New York

By adopting 17th- and 18th- century American folk motifs, Seattle-based Anne Siems' portraits and still life paintings emit a haunting awkwardness. With rosy cheeks, haunted gaze and flattened features, Siems' highly stylized figures inhabit a dreamy colonial landscape. As the world itself seems frozen in time, the transparent figures float in the foreground, forever youthful and mysterious. The delicate patterning found in traditional embroidery is the main element used to define their clothing. A thick application of paint, at times intentionally crackled to create the effect of an aged surface, emphasizes folk painting and faux antiquity. Siems' paintings 'borrow backwards' with a refreshing whimsy and off kilter grace, participating in the current revival of 'old, weird America.'

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.

IMAGES 2013 - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through July 21, 2013 - Fairfield

Fairfield Museum and History Center's fifth annual juried photography exhibition features a solo photography exhibition by internationally renowned photographer and Connecticut native, Phil Trager. May 3-July 21, 2013.

IMAGES 2013 and Solo Exhibition by Philip Trager - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through July 21, 2013 - Fairfield

Fairfield Museum and History Center's fifth annual juried photography exhibition features a solo photography exhibition by internationally renowned photographer and Connecticut native, Phil Trager. IMAGES has become a highly-regarded exhibition to celebrate the exceptional work of 60 talented photographers from New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. May 3-July 21, 2013.

Art Exhibit: Fish & Crushed Can Story - Mixed Media - Queens Botanical Garden
Through July 21, 2013 - Flushing

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can and illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species. The exhibit is on display in the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery.

IMAGES 2013: Solo Exhibit by Philip Trager, internationally renowned photographer and 5th Annual Juried Photography Exhibition - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through July 21, 2013 - Fairfield

The exhibition features solo photography by internationally renowned photographer and Connecticut native, Phil Trager. IMAGES, which has become a highly-regarded exhibition to celebrate the work of 60 talented photographers from New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts is being sponsored by The Bank of Fairfield, Southport Galleries, Moffly Media and Fairfield University. Through July 21, 2013.

Art Exhibit: Fish and Crushed Can Story- Mixed Media - Queens Botanical Garden
Through July 23, 2013 - Flushing

This mixed media exhibit by artist Iandry Randriamandroso is created from discarded, crushed aluminum cans found on the streets, and cardboard and burlap from local grocery, along with wordless hand-made books about a fish and a crushed can. It illustrates how growth is disrupted by invasive species. The exhibit is on display at the Visitor & Administration Building Gallery from April 22 through July 22. Visitors will be invited to create their own art at an interactive print-making station that will remain in the Gallery for the duration of the exhibition, and also to take part in community art projects, open to all ages, at QBG’s April 28th Arbor Festival as well as the June 23rd Summer Solstice Celebration. The opening reception for this exhibit will be on April 26 from 6-9pm

The Universe Within Art by Govinda Sah "Azad" - Tibet House US Gallery
Through July 24, 2013 - New York

Tibet House US has announced their upcoming art exhibit, The Universe Within, which will showcase the masterful works of renowned Nepalese artist Govinda Sah "Azad". The exhibit will run from May 23, 2013 through July 24, 2013, with an opening reception to be held on May 23rd from 6-8pm ET. A portion of all sales will benefit Tibet House US and its ongoing work to preserve and present Tibetan culture. Govinda Sah "Azad" is a celebrated, young Nepalese artist who studied in Nepal, Bangladesh, as well as London, where he is now based. The Universe Within, his first solo exhibition in the US, is an impressive display of his blossoming personal style -- an introspective of the human life and soul through the study and display of creative cosmic, nebulous, and celestial occurrences. His paintings sometimes include vivid colors, but the paramount focus is the sharp and breathtaking contrast he creates between darkness and light. Govinda's work encapsulates the Buddhist philosophy of inversion, an analysis of the macrocosm of the beyond in attempt to provide an awareness of inner humanity. Through his awe-inspiring depictions of the birth of stars and interactions between clouds, Govinda urges human understanding and recognition of a cosmic energy within. In 2010, Govinda's art was presented at the 7th conference on The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena (INSAP VII) in the UK. INSAP conferences are a series of international meetings held to observe and explore the effects of the stars and sky on art, literature, myth, and other forms of cultural history. This year he will be presented at the 8th conference taking place at the American Museum of Natural History on July 7-12, 2013.

Patrick Strzelec - Gary Snyder Gallery
Through July 26, 2013 - New York

Strzelec's first exhibition in New York in over a decade. Seven of the artist's meticulously crafted mixed media sculptures will be on view, as well as a selection of preparatory drawings.

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.

Wolf Kahn - Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe
Through July 26, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of recent paintings by Wolf Kahn.

Shi Zhiying - The Relics - James Cohan Gallery
Through July 26, 2013 - New York

Shanghai born painter SHI ZHIYING is known for her stark black-and-white paintings of rather uniform vistas -- the wide, open sea; Zen sand gardens; blades of grass -- all which occupy and fill viewers' horizons. This is the painter's debut exhibition in the US.

Paul McCarthy - Life Cast - Hauser & Wirth
Through July 26, 2013 - New York

Paul McCarthy - Rebel Dabble Babble - Hauser & Wirth
Through July 26, 2013 - New York

All of Me - Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
Through July 27, 2013 - New York

An exhibition we don't often experience in New York City, center of the art world, home to a constantly shifting, cutting edge contemporary scene. Intellectualism, irony, 'it' girls. Comprised of a varied swath of contemporary artists, this exhibition has been brought together by gallerist, Stephan Stoyanov, as an ardent and exhaustive tribute to his brother, Bobby.

Munch | Warhol and the Multiple Image - Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America
Through July 27, 2013 - New York

An exhibition that brings together two of the 20th century's most prolific and inventive printmakers - Norwegian Edvard Munch and American Andy Warhol. Co-curated by Dr. Patricia G. Berman and Pari Stave and organized in honor of the 150th anniversary of Munch's birth, the exhibition closely examines four graphic images produced by Munch at the turn of the century - The Scream, Madonna, The Brooch. Eva Mudocci, Self-Portrait with Skeleton Arm - and later revisited by Andy Warhol in a little-known but extraordinary series of prints from 1984. Comprising over 30 original works from private and museum collections - some of which will be seen for the first time - the exhibition reveals remarkable affinities between the two artists: a preoccupation with themes of anxiety and alienation, ideal beauty, sex and mortality, and an ability to skillfully mine the iconic power of the image to craft their own mythic identities in self-portraits and in life.

Paul McCarthy - Life Cast - Hauser & Wirth
Through July 27, 2013 - New York

Simon Denny - All you need is data: the DLD 2012 Conference REDUX rerun - Petzel Gallery
Through July 27, 2013 - New York

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.

Exhibit: Distant Landscapes by Todd Shapera - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through July 28, 2013 - Scarsdale

For more than two decades, Todd Shapera has been fortunate to document life in remote corners of the planet. Along the way, he's been passionate about capturing the landscapes, often at dawn or dusk when the light is magical, at far away places including Patagonia, the Himalayas, Yukon Rivers, Siberia, Equatorial Rainforests, African Preserves, and more. All are regions with sensitive ecology that are now threatened by global warming. This exhibit will feature highlights from this work. Exhibit runs through July 28, 2013.

Bike NY: Learn to Ride-Kids - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5
Through July 28, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

This free group class is for children who are ready to ditch their training wheels and ride a two-wheeler for the first time. Through a safe, easy, effective method, Bike New York's experienced instructors help parents teach their kids how to balance, pedal, start, stop, and steer a bicycle. Register at bikenewyork.org.

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.

Barings in America - An Interactive Investment Experience - Museum of American Finance
Through July 31, 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?

Little Artists - Brooklyn Children's Museum
Through July 31, 2013 - Crown Heights

Preschoolers explore arts and crafts in a late morning or early afternoon session.

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.

Bargemusic presents Music in Motion - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through July 31, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

These neighborhood family concerts are one-hour long and include a Q&A with the musicians afterward. Perfect for young listeners and budding musicians.

Renzo Piano Building Workshop - Fragments - Gagosian Gallery
Through August 02, 2013 - New York

An exhibition of more than 30 years of architectural projects by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Equal parts library reading room, school classroom, and natural history gallery, the exhibition consists of twenty-four tabletop displays of scale models, drawings, photographs, and video. Each tells the involved, inspiring story of the design process of a single building, from museums, libraries, and airports to private residences.

Group Exhibition - Casey Kaplan Gallery
Through August 02, 2013 - New York

Walk Among Live Butterflies - Greenburgh Nature Center
Through August 04, 2013 - Scarsdale

The annual exhibit is held in a hoop house structure, adjacent to the greenhouse, so that visitors and butterflies can feel as if they are outdoors. In addition to colorful and fragrant flowering plants, there will be New York native butterflies, Monarchs, Painted Ladies, and Swallowtails fluttering from blossom to blossom in search of nourishing nectar. You may even observe them resting in a shady spot to cool off or see them sipping water from a puddle. While enjoying the beauty of these delicate creatures, learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, from egg and caterpillar stages, to chrysalis and butterfly, and discover the unique relationship between specific plants and butterflies. The exhibit is appropriate for all ages and free with Museum admission. Runs through August 4.

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.

HOMEwork: Selections from the Asia Society Museum Collection - Asia Society and Museum
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

As modern day lifestyles become increasingly fast-paced and transient the distinctions between personal and public space, work and leisure have become blurred. Many of the works by the eight artists featured in the exhibition address issues of labor while others examine the resiliency of communities in the face of environmental changes, whether man-made or through forces of nature. This exhibition features highlights from the Asia Society Museum's contemporary art collection.

The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia - Charting a New Empire - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 04, 2013 - New York

The Cyrus Cylinder is one of the most famous surviving icons from the ancient world. Excavated at Babylon in 1879, the Cylinder was inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform on the orders of the Persian king Cyrus the Great after he captured Babylon in 539 B.C. It marks the establishment of Persian rule and records how Cyrus restored shrines and allowed deported peoples to return home. Although not mentioned, it is thought to be at this time that the Jews returned to Jerusalem to build the Second Temple, as recorded in the Bible. The Cylinder and sixteen related works, all on loan from the Department of the Middle East in the British Museum, reflect the innovations initiated by Persian rule in the ancient Near East (550-331 B.C.) and chart a new path for this empire, the largest the world had known.

Inspired by Lin Tianmiao: Works by New York City Students - Asia Society
Through August 04, 2013 - Upper East Side

Inspired by Lin Tianmiao is part of a series of exhibitions that presents the work of New York City students created in response to the great artistic traditions of Asia. This year the exhibition presents student artwork inspired by leading Chinese artist, Lin Tianmiao. Students from four New York City elementary schools visited Asia Society in the fall of 2012 to view the exhibition Bound Unbound: Lin Tianmiao, which included her two-dimensional works and installations. With guidance from teachers and teaching artists, the students created new works of art based on their observations and reflections. The students' works are displayed alongside illustrations of some of the pieces that motivated them. The elements that were attractive, engaging, and captivating in her works of art varied for each individual. What students chose to emphasize in their own works throws light on both the process of artistic creation and on their own cultures’ personal histories. By displaying these fresh interpretations on traditional arts, the museum hopes to encourage other young visitors to exercise their creativity. Organized by Asia Society in collaboration with STUDIO IN A SCHOOL.

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.

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

The new exhibition Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store, now open at The Museum of Modern Art, focuses on Oldenburg's early career and brings together a number of the artist's famed soft sculptures: an enormous hamburger seven-feet in diameter; an 11 foot-long ice cream cone; a giant BLT sandwich and a slice of cake; along with smaller sculptures of pastries, cheeseburgers, girls' dresses, and tennis shoes. The exhibition is a very family-friendly environment, for kids of all ages.

James Viscardi - Present Perfect - Ana Cristea Gallery
Through August 08, 2013 - New York

Welcome to the all inclusive, immersive lifestyle brand, predicated on our twenty-first century savoire faire. We accept change with a swipe, dive head first into the as-yet-defined domestic future. Please join us for the revolution. Ana Cristea Gallery cordially invites you to the induction of “Present Perfect,” serving bliss from June 28 – August 3, 2013. James Viscardi (b. 1985) was born and currently lives and works in New York. In 2011 he graduated from Royal College of Art in London with an MA in Painting, after receiving his BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design in 2008. Present Perfect will be Viscardi’s his first solo show in the United States. Viscardi describes his practice as an act of cannibalism in which the present of his canvases is co-opted from recycled fragments of a historical narrative. By shifting their context and incorporating elements from contemporary culture, they take on new meaning beyond the fragments of their former selves.

Teen Summer Challenge - Fairfield Public Library
Through August 08, 2013 - Fairfield

From June 24 to the Finale Party on August 8, Fairfield Public library asks teens to try different activities to explore the world around them. Go "Beneath the Surface" with favorite challenges from last year along with some new ones. Read, watch movies, eat food, make things, attend Library events and help in the community to earn points and badges for chances to win great prizes. Visit the library's website to sign up and find out more.

Celebrate Brooklyn! - Prospect Park Bandshell
Through August 10, 2013 - Park Slope

Celebrate Brooklyn! offers a diverse season of free concerts usually on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Highlights this season include a screening of Dracula with a live performance from the Philip Glass Ensemble (July 13.), The Waterboys (July 19), They Might Be Giants (Aug. 10), and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis in a special children's concert (Jun. 8).

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

'The Sound of Music' - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through August 11, 2013 - Elmsford

A timeless classic and one of the world's best-loved musicals. Maria, a young, aspiring, but quirky, nun fills the lives of the Von Trapp children with "The Sound of Music" and captures the heart of their stern and lonely father. But will their harmonious lives be torn apart when their beautiful homeland is ravaged by war? Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning musical delights audiences with its uplifting story and irresistible score, including "Climb Every Mountain," "Do-Re-Mi," "Edelweiss," and "My Favorite Things." Show runs through August 11, 2013. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and Sunday Evenings including dinner.

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.

Old Masters, Newly Acquired - Morgan Library & Museum
Through August 11, 2013 - New York

Old Masters, Newly Acquired explores the recent growth of the Morgan's collection of drawings made before 1900. The past three years have been an exceptionally robust period during which important gifts, bequests, and purchases have both augmented and transformed the museum's holdings. Visitors have a unique opportunity to view many of these new additions spanning the Renaissance through the end of the nineteenth century. The exhibition showcases more than a hundred drawings, including major gifts from such notable collectors as former Morgan Director Charles Ryskamp, Trustees Eugene V. Thaw and Brooke Astor, and long-standing supporter Joseph McCrindle. An important group of recent purchases, including those made on the Sunny Crawford von Bulow Fund, highlights drawings selected by curators in their effort to build the collection. Discussions by curators and conservators -- accessible through complimentary audio guides -- will illuminate the creation, history, and acquisition of works in the show.

The Little Mermaid, Jr. - Summer Theatre Festival at Waveny Park
Through August 11, 2013 - New Canaan

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she's the girl with the enchanting voice. Weekends, June 15-August 11.

Cat in the Hat - Summer Theatre Festival at Waveny Park
Through August 11, 2013 - New Canaan

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat In The Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. June 20-August 11. Check the website for specific dates.

Summer Sundays on the Farm - Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Through August 11, 2013 - Stamford

Join an SM&NC educator or farmer for an up close look at Heckscher Farm. Visit the vegetable garden for some self-guided reading, planting or crafting, watch the otters have their lunch, meet one of the farm animals up close, help with a farm chore, explore a barn, join in a cooking project to take home and more. Activities and animals will change each week. Sundays, June 2-Aug 11, 2013.

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.

PUNK: Chaos to Couture - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 14, 2013 - New York

An examination of punk's impact on high fashion from the movement's birth in the early 1970s through its continuing influence today. Featuring approximately one hundred designs for men and women, the exhibition will include original punk garments and recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear borrow punk's visual symbols.

A Day in a Farmer's Life - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through August 14, 2013 - Stamford

Discover what it takes to be a farmer on Heckscher Farm. Farm staff pick an activity to show the diversity of farm life and how to care for the animals and the environment. Hands-on programs for all ages include milking, grooming, caring for baby animals, and more. Program will last 30-45 minutes. Meet at the Chicken Coop. Mondays and Wednesdays, June 24-August 14, 2013.

Union Square’s Summer in the Square - Union Square Park
Through August 15, 2013 - New York

Union Square’s Summer in the Square is back this year and bigger than ever! Union Square Partnership’s FREE weekly summer entertainment series is held Thursdays in Union Square Park starting June 13th. The series offers a vibrant mixture of activities for everyone. This year we’ve partnered with Paragon Sports to start each morning with a heart-pumping fitness regime for all levels that includes a weekly running club, boot camp from Circuit of Change, and yoga classes from Jivamukti during Fitness in the Square from 7:00 – 9:00 AM. At 10:00 AM, Kids in the Square kicks off in the Pavilion with Yoga StoryTime with Karma Kids, followed by a rotating lineup of the hottest children’s performers and acts at 11:00 AM on the South Plaza of the park. At lunchtime, enjoy live jazz from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in the park’s Westside Seating Area. Finally, each Thursday will close at 6:00 PM with free dance lessons and performances by Peridance Capezio Center. Mark your calendar and join us in the park this summer! The Summer in the Square fun ends August 15th. A complete schedule of activities and performances is coming soon to www.unionsquarenyc.org.

Union Square's Summer in the Square - Union Square Park
Through August 15, 2013 - Union Square

Union Square's Summer in the Square is back this year and bigger than ever. Union Square Partnership's free weekly summer entertainment series is held Thursdays in Union Square Park starting June 13. The series offers a vibrant mixture of activities for everyone. This year a partnership with Paragon Sports allows participants to start each morning with a heart-pumping fitness regime for all levels that includes a weekly running club, boot camp from Circuit of Change, and yoga classes from Jivamukti during Fitness in the Square from 7-9am. At 10am, Kids in the Square kicks off in the Pavilion with Yoga StoryTime with Karma Kids, followed by a rotating lineup of the hottest children's performers and acts at 11am on the South Plaza of the park. At lunchtime, enjoy live jazz from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in the park's Westside Seating Area. Finally, each Thursday will close at 6pm with free dance lessons and performances by Peridance Capezio Center. A complete schedule of activities and performances is coming soon to unionsquarenyc.org.

Hernan Bas, Anne Chu, and Klara Kristalova - Lehmann Maupin
Through August 16, 2013 - New York

A summer group show featuring three artists connected by a shared interest in the wildly imaginative nature of storytelling, and the visual fusion of fantasy and reality in a narrative context.

Summer Group Show - Lehmann Maupin
Through August 16, 2013 - New York

This three-artist exhibition exploring the role of perception and the innovative use of materials and technology to create meaningful experiences showcases new minimalist paintings by Mary Corse; a variety of wall works by Teresita Fernandez; and two floor sculptures and a Pin River work by Maya Lin.

William Daniels - Luhring Augustine
Through August 16, 2013 - New York

Wilton Library Summer Reading Program - Wilton Library
Through August 16, 2013 - Wilton

Wilton Library Summer Reading Program Registration The Pages through the Ages Summer Reading Program is now online. Patrons can use the new summer reader program, Evanced, to register and log their summer reading. Prize coupons can be printed and brought to the library for redemption. Some highlights of the online program are: flexibility by being able to log-on whenever and wherever throughout the summer; convenience of keeping track of reading online and ability to print lists easily (teachers love to see what the kids read over the summer); attractive graphics are engaging and help encourage participation; on-demand access allows vacationing patrons to participate, too. The online program can be accessed from internet-capable computers, laptops, iPads and more. Call the Children's Library for more information at 203-762-3950, ext. 217. Through August 16, 2013.

Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work - Society of Illustrators
Through August 17, 2013 - New York

A tribute to the late children's book writer/illustrator (Where the Wild Things Are).

Henry Patrick Raleigh: A Giant From the Era of the Golden Age of American Illustration - Society of Illustrators
Through August 17, 2013 - New York

Henry Patrick Raleigh (1880-1944) was one of the most prolific illustrators of all time. His works appeared in numerous publications including San Francisco Examiner, Journal, New York World, and The Saturday Evening Post. He became famous for his illustrations of high society which appeared in a series of Maxwell House Coffee advertisements, and was a star among his peers during the Golden Age of American Illustration (1900-1930). Among his many awards were the Shaw Prize for Illustration at the Salmagundi Club in 1916 and the Gold Medal for Advertising Art in America in 1926. He was elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1982.

Cameron Gray - Birth of a Legend - Mike Weiss Gallery
Through August 17, 2013 - New York

Los Angeles-based artist Cameron Gray's multimedia works straddle the line between traditional collage and futuristic technology, comfort and the disquieting uncanny. His large-scale installations are flashing, blinking, twirling, and pulsing walls of utter pandemonium. He overwhelms the viewer with the visual and auditory white noise of the vast Internet, calling our attention to the accessibility of anything that is just one click away. As Gray descends into the deepest realms of the web world, we can only look on and marvel at the chaos we have created.

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.

Search for the Unicorn - An Exhibition in Honor of The Cloisters 75th Anniversary - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 18, 2013 - New York

Given by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., in time for the opening of The Cloisters in 1938, the Unicorn Tapestries are its best-known masterpieces; yet, seventy-five years later, their history and meaning remain elusive. They have been seen both as complicated metaphors for Christ and as emblems of matrimony, and they are beloved as quaint indications of medieval notions about the natural world. This exhibition of some forty works of art drawn from the collections of the Metropolitan, sister institutions, and private collections will invite audiences to see the Unicorn Tapestries anew, as the finest expression of a subject widely treated across cultures, and in both European art and science, from the Middle Ages, through the Renaissance.

Slow and Steady Wins the Race: Ken Price, Works on Paper, 1962-2010 - The Drawing Center
Through August 18, 2013 - New York

This exhibition marks the first survey of drawings by Ken Price, an artist best known for his sculptural work. A selection of 68 works on paper will track Price's pursuit of drawing over 48 years and will demonstrate a wide range of characters and techniques.

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.

Land Marks - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through August 18, 2013 - New York

This exhibition of nineteen works from the permanent collection surveys the ways in which artists have made marks upon the earth, or made images from humanity's marks upon it. In the late 1960s, with the emergence of Land Art, artists began making works that were inextricably bound to their site. These "Earthworks" artists worked on location and used the earth itself as canvas or sculptural material; they created outdoor gestures in often farflung corners of the world that were both anti-monumental and epic in sweep. Because their art evaded the traditional progression from cloistered studio to rarified gallery and museum, the artists were often dependent on photography and mass media to communicate its very existence.

SummerFest - Cross County Shopping Center
Through August 21, 2013 - Yonkers

SummerFest 2013 Events are FREE! • Concerts: Wednesdays, June 19 – August 21, 7PM. • Movies: Thursdays, June 13 and 27, July 11 and 25, August 8, 8PM. • Fireworks: Wednesday, July 3 (Concerts begin at 1PM, Fireworks at 9:30PM). • Sidewalk Chalk Art Expo: Saturday, August 10, 8AM – 5PM. • Children’s Art Entertainment: Fridays June 28, July 19, August 2 and 16, 9AM – 11AM. CONCERT SCHEDULE - * Wednesday, June 19: Dec8Dia, www.dec8dia.com; * Wednesday, June 26: B Street Band, www.bstreetband.com; * Wednesday, July 3: Fireworks Festival; *The Nerds, 1PM – 3PM: www.the-nerds.com ; *Parrot Beach, 4PM – 6PM: www.parrotbeach.com ; *NYC Swing Band, 7PM – 10PM: www.nycswing.com ; * Wednesday, July 10: Amish Outlaws, www.amishoutlaws.com; * Wednesday, July 17: BritishMania, www.british-mania.com ; * Wednesday, July 24: Jill Gioia Band, jillgioia.com; * Wednesday, July 31: Henry Haid, henryhaid.com ; * August 7: Screaming Broccolli, www.screamingbroccolli.com; * August 14: Shotgun Wedding, www.shotgunweddingnyc.com; * August 21: 2U, www.notu2.com. MOVIE SCHEDULE - Thursday, June 13: Shrek, http://www.shrek.com. Thursday, June 27: A League of Their Own, starring Tom Hanks and Gina Davis. Thursday, July 11: Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John. Thursday, July 25: Hook, starring Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman. Thursday, August 8: Toy Story 3, http://disney.go.com/toystory. ARTFEST - Saturday, August 10: Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival, All Day. On Fridays Throughout the Summer: Family Entertainment including: * Spin Art *Sand Art * And More Fun Crafts. All Events are FREE! Guests can bring beach blankets and chairs to enjoy the concerts and movies on The Green, in the center of the mall between A?X Armani Exchange and Zales. View the Fireworks throughout the center. ArtFest activities take place near Gap.

Mounted Cowboy Shooting Match - Old Bethpage Village Restoration- Fairgrounds
Through August 24, 2013 - Old Bethpage

Step back into the late 1800s and watch history come alive as cowboys saddle up and engage in a shooting match. Experience the excitement of the Old West and witness a fast action event in which cowboys with single action revolvers are scored on accuracy and time.

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.

New Acquisition: The Saint John's Bible - Morgan Library & Museum
Through August 25, 2013 - New York

In 1998 Saint John's University commissioned calligrapher Donald Jackson to produce a fully illuminated luxury manuscript of the Bible. Jackson and his team of artists completed The Saint John's Bible in May 2011, ensuring that the exquisite art of illumination -- so richly represented in the Morgan's collections of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts -- lives on into the twenty-first century. To document Jackson's monumental achievement, the University has published several facsimiles of the manuscript, including the lavish seven-volume Apostles Edition, issued in only twelve copies. Dr. William F. Hueg and Mrs. Hella Mears Hueg have presented to the Morgan a set of the Apostles Edition, five volumes of which have appeared to date. The Morgan will celebrate this generous gift with the display of the Prophets volume, as well as one of Jackson's preliminary studies for the Gospel of John frontispiece, on loan from the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library.

Watermelon Wednesday Story Time - Congregation Sons of Israel
Through August 28, 2013 - Upper Nyack

Parents with toddlers are invited to this weekly story and play time with watermelon for all. Wednesdays through August 28 except July 3.

Picnic Perfect Nights - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through August 28, 2013 - Stamford

Grab your picnic dinner and blanket on Wednesday nights for some late-night outdoor fun. Visitors enjoy a summer evening on the grounds. Heckscher Farm, Nature's Playground, the Meadow, and nature trails will be available to enjoy. Bendel Mansion and the Museum Galleries will be closed. Weather permitting. Wednesdays, June 12-June 28.

WRITING THE ADVENTURES OF MARVIN & MARCY MERCURY TOGETHER - Westport Library
Through August 28, 2013 - Westport

Drop in to write your part of a story about two outer space trailblazers and their Nebula Quest. The stories will be woven into one narrative and printed at summer's end as a book. Go to westportlibrary.org for more details. Beginning the last week in June.

Impressionist Masters - Hammer Galleries
Through August 30, 2013 - New York

Featuring works by Degas, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Sisley.

Summer Camp - FastracKids / JEI
Through August 30, 2013 - Bellmore

Summer Camp for children ages 5-13 providing academic as well as fun physical activities. Full or half day programs are available and bus service. Working together with All American Gymnastics, LI Champion Tae Kwon Do, and World of Sports.

Pajama Party - New York Kids Club W. 68th St.
Through August 30, 2013 - New York

Held every Friday from 6-8pm, pajama parties are a one-of-a-kind thematic "after hours" celebration for children ages 2 and a half to 8 years old, featuring gym exploration, art, story, cooking, games, relays, and more. All parties culminate in a disco dance party and dinner is provided.

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.

Reinventing Abstraction - Cheim & Read
Through August 30, 2013 - New York

Curated by Raphael Rubinstein.

Whale & Dolphin Adventure Cruises - American Princess Cruises
Through August 30, 2013 - Breezy Point

Children's rates: 5-12yrs old $25 4 and younger Free Currently discounted rates available through Travel Zoo Please check out website for further information.

Chath pierSath - I'm Here - Tally Beck Contemporary
Through August 30, 2013 - New York

The Cambodian artist's first solo exhibition in NYC, with 17 paintings and multi-media collages, most of them from the last two years.

A View from the Lunchroom: Students Bringing Issues to the Table - Marcus Garvey Park
Through August 31, 2013 - Harlem

LeAp, or Learning through an Expanded Arts Program, is a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of public education through a hands-on, arts-based approach to teaching the academic curriculum. In May, LeAp launched the largest student exhibition in New York City parks' history with a public art exhibition in Union Square titled A View from the Lunchroom: Students Bringing Issues to the Table. The exhibition is on view in Manhattan at Marcus Garvey Park at 121st Street and Madison Avenue and at Central Park at 85th Street at the basketball courts, in Staten Island at Snug Harbor Cultural Center at Richmond Terrace and Tysen Street and at Willowbrook Park at Richmond Avenue at Eton Place, in Brooklyn at Detective Joseph Mayrose Park at 7th Avenue between 17th-18th Streets and at Kaiser Park at Neptune Avenue and West 27th Street, in Bronx at Van Cortlandt Park at Van Cortlandt Park South and Review Place and Claremont Park at Teller Avenue and Morrise Avenue, and in Queens at Juniper Valley Park at Juniper Boulevard South and 78th Street and at Forest Park at Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South. Runs through the end of August.

New York at Night Tour - Bike & Roll New York City
Through August 31, 2013 - Columbus Circle

While Paris may be known as The City of Light, New York should vie for the title. Ride through Central Park for a look at some of its most famous sights, especially beautiful when they are illuminated at night. Then ride down Broadway to New York's most dramatic night time location. Take in the flashing lights, the giant screens, the street artists, the scene. Ride up Eighth Avenue back to Columbus Circle where the statue, the Time-Warner Center, and the Museum of Arts & Design are bathed in light.

Summer Reading Game at The Field Library: 'Dig Into Reading!' - Field Library
Through August 31, 2013 - Peekskill

Sign up for The Field's fabulous summer reading games - for kids ages 4 and up. Sign-up begins June 27, and games end August 17. Participants will report on books to teenage volunteers, and move their game pieces along the library's "Dig Into Reading" game boards, getting prizes along the way. Kids who read enough books get an invitation to the library's Pizza Party. Check fieldkids.wordpress.com for details.

Little New-Yorkers - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through August 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.

Summer Art in the Park - Hippo Playground Parkhouse
Through August 31, 2013 - Morningside Heights

The Hippo Playground Project is once again delighted to offer free arts & crafts activities for kids every weekday morning during the summer. Join in as often as possible. In case of inclement weather, the program will take place in the parkhouse.

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.

Macy's Sunday Story Time - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through August 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.

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.

Hava Nagila: A Song for the People - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through August 31, 2013 - New York

An exhibit that uses engaging imagery, video, music, and imaginative design to tell the little-known history of the wordless melody from Ukraine that became the theme song for Jewish celebrations around the world.

Fireworks - Coney Island Beach
Through August 31, 2013 - Coney Island

Coney Island USA presents fireworks every Friday during the Summer months. Enjoy the rides, surf, food, the Cyclones, and everything Coney Island has to offer, then top it off with a great fireworks display.

'Pinkalicious' the Musical - Culture Project
Through August 31, 2013 - Greenwich Village

Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe -- a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

Inside Central Park Tour - Bike and Roll NYC
Through August 31, 2013 - New York

NYC's Number 1 tourist destination is Central Park! This guided tour gives a comprehensive look at the park and visitors get to every famous spot they want to see. From Bethesda Fountain to Strawberry Fields and the Dakota to the Jackie Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, guests see it all. Participants will also visit lesser-known sights like Cleopatra's Needle, Sheep Meadow, the Shakespeare Garden, plus the Swedish Marionette Theater, and so much more.

Mon Ami - We Share the Same Sky - Fred Torres Collaborations
Through August 31, 2013 - New York

Fred Torres and Alain Briscadieu-Farjas are very excited to present works by nine French masters. An opening reception will be held this Thursday, May 30th from 6-8pm. The exhibition marks a unprecedented demonstration of contemporary French talent, the first major New York exhibition of painter Jean-Claude Farjas, and an introduction to our newest artist, photographer Seb Janiak. A limited-edition catalogue will be available to accompany this exhibition, featuring a critical essay by Carter Ratcliff, The Art of Reverie. "From the earliest days of the republic, American artists followed France’s lead. So did the artists of many other countries. Then, in the aftermath of the Second World War, Americans felt a new sense of independence. New York took the place of Paris as the capital of advanced art and New Yorkers paid little attention to the world beyond their city—or, to be more precise, beyond the island of Manhattan. In recent decades, borders have been blurred. Visions have enlarged and the world of art has become international. Nonetheless, French art is still underrepresented in New York, which has meant that the legacy of a great visionary tradition has not been felt for decades... As the title of this exhibition notes, we share the same sky. We share as well the power to determine for ourselves the nature of everything the light of that sky reveals." — Carter Ratcliff, from The Art of Reverie.

Skate Truck NYC - Governors Island
Through August 31, 2013 - Governors Island

Rent roller skates, helmets, and safety equipment.

Bike & Roll NYC's Inside Central Park Tour - Central Park
Through August 31, 2013 - Upper West Side

This guided tour gives a comprehensive look at one of New York City's most popular tourist destinations. From Bethesda Fountain to Strawberry Fields and the Dakota to the Jackie Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, guests see it all. Participants will also visit lesser-known sights like Cleopatra's Needle, Sheep Meadow, the Shakespeare Garden, and the Swedish Marionette Theater.

Bike & Roll NYC's Inside Central Park Tour - Central Park
Through August 31, 2013 - Upper West Side

This guided tour gives a comprehensive look at one of New York City's most popular tourist destinations. From Bethesda Fountain to Strawberry Fields and the Dakota to the Jackie Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, guests see it all. Participants will also visit lesser-known sights like Cleopatra's Needle, Sheep Meadow, the Shakespeare Garden, and the Swedish Marionette Theater.

New York at Night Bike Tour - Bike and Roll NYC
Through September 01, 2013 - New York

While Paris may be known as The City of Light, New York should vie for the title. Ride around Central Park for a look at some of its most famous sights, especially beautiful when they are illuminated at night. See the iconic Belvedere Castle, Bethesda Fountain, Guggenheim Museum, Onassis Reservoir, and so much more!

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.

Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York - New-York Historical Society
Through September 01, 2013 - New York

With his calligraphic brushstrokes and densely cluttered, multi-figured compositions, Reginald Marsh recorded the vibrancy and energetic pulse of New York City. In paintings, prints, watercolors and photographs, he captured the animation and visual turbulence that made urban New York life an exhilarating spectacle. His work depicted the visual energy the city, its helter-skelter signs, newspaper and magazine headlines and the crowded conditions of its street life and recreational pastimes.

Llyn Foulkes - New Museum
Through September 01, 2013 - New York

This long-overdue retrospective marks the first New York museum exhibition of works by Llyn Foulkes and will feature over ninety works from the scope of his sixty-year career.

I, You, We - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through September 01, 2013 - New York

I, you, we: three very commonplace words. These pronouns -- with all their implied complexities of meaning -- provide an unexpected guide for assessing the works of art from the 1980s and early 1990s in the Museum's collection. What becomes apparent in this survey of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, and photographs is how the personal, social, and collective issues and concerns of the artists of this time are still relevant several decades later.

David Hockney: The Jugglers - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through September 01, 2013 - New York

This exhibition marks the U.S. premiere of Hockney's first video installation: The Jugglers (2012). Filmed using eighteen fixed cameras, this multiscreen tableau shows a group of jugglers as they move in a procession across a grid of eighteen screens.

Robert Irwin: Scrim Veil - Black Rectangle - Natural Light (1977) - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through September 01, 2013 - New York

A large-scale installation that uniquely engages the Whitney's iconic Breuer building and the natural light that emanates from the large window in the fourth floor gallery space. Part of the Whitney's collection, the work was made specifically for the Museum's fourth floor. It has not been exhibited since its 1977 debut, a pivotal moment that would set the course for Irwin's subsequent artistic practice.

MathAlive! 2 the Extreme - Connecticut Science Center
Through September 01, 2013 - Hartford

This exhibition brings to life the real math behind video games, sports, fashion, music, robotics, and more, and creates interactive, hands-on experiences that bring to life the math at work in each, whether in design, application or use. Videos and graphic displays feature professionals, celebrities and visionaries who explain how they use math in their respective fields. Along the way, animated character help visitors tackle the challenges, explaining the math involved, prompting and encouraging answers, and jumping in if visitors get stuck. On view May 28 through Sept. 1, 2013.

Highlights from the Collection - Noguchi Museum
Through September 01, 2013 - Queens

The Noguchi's summer installation of highlights from the collection is organized around four instances in which Noguchi returned to an earlier body of work to rethink, redevelop, reproduce or restore it.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'King Lear' - Boscobel
Through September 01, 2013 - Garrison

Shakespeare's masterpiece about an aging king's attempt to divide his kingdom between his three daughters. Deceived by misplaced affection and flattery, the king makes a series of terrible decisions, tearing his family and kingdom apart, and is pushed to the brink of madness. This sweeping story is heartbreaking, as it explores the sense of family and fatherhood in the midst of political ambition and intrigue. Don't miss the king's journey from madness to redemption in what has been called one of greatest stories in Western literature. Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'The Three Musketeers' - Boscobel
Through September 01, 2013 - Garrison

The Three Musketeers by Ken Ludwig; adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas. Directed by Christopher V. Edwards. "It's all for one and one for all" in this hilarious, fast-paced adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' timeless story. A swashbuckling romp, it's a tale of heroism, treachery, and honor. Follow the adventures of D'Artagnan as he joins forces with the famous musketeers Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, in their struggle to defend the Queen of France. The heroes will keep you on the edge of your seats with their daring acts and narrow escapes as they foil a spectacular cast of villains. A blast for the whole family! Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents 'All's Well That Ends Well' - Boscobel
Through September 01, 2013 - Garrison

Theatricality reigns as a troupe of eight traveling players present Shakespeare's fable of the spunky, lovesick Helena and her pursuit of the fickle Bertram, a callow young man who prefers war and womanizing to romance and responsibility. Expect comedy, theatrical surprises, music, adventure, and rapid-fire onstage character changes in this delightful tale of a young woman triumphing over adversities. Boscobel's grounds open for picnicking two hours before the show; bring your own food or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site. For information or to purchase tickets, visit hvshakespeare.org.

The 1750 Ogden House Tours - Fairfield Museum and History Center
Through September 01, 2013 - Fairfield

Enjoy docent-led tours of the 1750 Ogden House and see how people lived in the 18th century. The house is furnished with period objects including textiles and fine pieces of furniture. Take a stroll through the kitchen garden, generously maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club, and view plantings used in colonial times. The Ogden House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Sundays, June 1-September 1, 2013.

CMA's Free Art Island Outpost - Governors Island
Through September 02, 2013 - Governors Island

With a programming emphasis for children ages 1-12 years, participants can choose from a variety of hands on art projects and art-viewing experiences, including artist-led workshops, self-guided art stations, large collaborative projects, sound design, animation, podcasting, and more. Additionally, select artwork from CMA's permanent collection of over 2,000 pieces of children's artwork will be on display in building 14 and select children's made films from the unique Media Lab collection will be screened in building 11. Each day a guided workshop will accompany the collection exhibit and film screening to further enrich the art and film viewing.

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.

The Civil War and American Art - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 02, 2013 - New York

This major loan exhibition will explore how American artists responded to the Civil War and its aftermath. The exhibition follows the trajectory of the conflict: from the palpable unease on the eve of war to the heady optimism that it would be over with a single battle, to the growing realization that this conflict would not end quickly, to grappling with the issues surrounding emancipation, the need for reconciliation as the war ended, and the uncertainty about how to put the country back together in its wake. It will feature some of the finest works made by leading figure painters such as Winslow Homer and Eastman Johnson, landscape painters such as Sanford R. Gifford and Frederic E. Church, and photographers such as Mathew Brady and George Barnard. The exhibition at the Metropolitan coincides with the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863) and the New York City Draft Riots (July 13-16, 1863), violent disturbances that made New Yorkers more painfully aware than ever before of the war and its implications.

Subliming Vessel: The Drawings of Matthew Barney - Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 02, 2013 - New York

This show is the first-ever museum exhibition devoted to Matthew Barney's drawings. It includes approximately 100 works, from his earliest drawings made in the late 1980s while Barney was an undergraduate at Yale to the more finished drawings created in conjunction with the Cremaster cycle and recent performances inspired by Norman Mailer's Ancient Evenings. In addition, the exhibition will feature Barney's storyboards for his films and videos, including sketches, magazine clippings, and postcards combined with related rare books, medieval manuscripts, and drawings from the Morgan collection selected by the artist himself.

Illuminating Faith: The Eucharist in Medieval Life and Art - Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 02, 2013 - New York

Featuring nearly sixty-five exquisitely illuminated manuscripts from France, Italy, and the Netherlands in the Morgan's collections, this exhibition will illustrate the Eucharist's powerful and sometimes cult-like hold on medieval life and medieval imagination. The bread and wine of Communion were understood to be the transubstantiated body and blood of Christ and were central to the culture of the Middle Ages. The exhibition begins with the institution of the Eucharist by Jesus at the Last Supper and continues to the arresting phenomena of miraculously bleeding wafers.

Koloman Moser: Designing Modern Vienna 1897-1907 - Neue Galerie
Through September 02, 2013 - New York

This monographic exhibition is devoted to the Austrian artist, designer, and Wiener Werksattte co-founder Koloman Moser (1868-1918). Organized by Neue Galerie decorative arts curator Dr. Christian Witt-Dorring, this comprehensive show will survey the entirety of Moser's career. Included in the exhibition will be important interior design commissions, examples of graphic design, furniture, textiles, jewelry, metalwork, glass, and earthenware, many of which are illustrated by numerous preparatory drawings and prints.

Lorikeets - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 02, 2013 - Norwalk

Step into a lush aviary to share a laugh and a squawk with tropical birds that will sip nectaar right out of your hands. The exhibit features about a dozen varieties of lorikeets, which are colorful medium-sized parrots native to the south Pacific.

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.

Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through September 02, 2013 - Stamford

This exhibition clears up the myths and explains that bats are actually gentle, beneficial animals. Lifelike models, special effects, multi-sensory interactive displays, a Gothic castle, and environmentally lifelike settings help visitors appreciate the wonders of the bat world. June 22-September 2, 2013.

Playland Amusement Park - Rye Playland
Through September 02, 2013 - Rye

Get ready to zoom, spin, splash, swing, and soar your way through acres of amusement park rides from the cooling log flume, to the famous Dragon Coaster, and all your other favorites! Admission Prices: - Starting Friday, May 24: $30 unlimited rides; $20 Junior (under 48") Spectator admission (no rides) is free for Westchester County residents and $10 for non-residents. Season Passes: - $95 for unlimited rides all season, with a $15 discount for Westchester residents. - $35 for spectator admission all season (no rides), for non-residents of Westchester County. Acceptable proof of Westchester residency is a Westchester County Park Pass; New York State driver's license or non-driver ID; or a photo ID or report card from a Westchester County school. For the season schedule go to ryeplayland.org or call the park at 914-813-7000. Use the website link to join the Playland E-Club and receive valuable discounts all season long.

Kissable Camels - Beardsley Zoo
Through September 02, 2013 - Bridgeport

Two visiting camels named Toby and Goliath, are visiting the zoo and kids of all ages are welcome to climb aboard these camels for a ride. A photo of the ride is included with the price. Children under six years old require an adult rider with them. Through September 2, 2013.

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S ART SHOW - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 02, 2013 - Norwalk

Young artists from 22 countries--as well as those from numerous Fairfield County schools--celebrate their cultures in a special gallery display. The theme of the 2013 show is "Illuminate! Bringing My Culture to Light." The drawings and paintings were created by children ages 8 to 16 who were challenged to share a cultural belief or value that is meaningful to them. They also had to include a natural, man-made or symbolic source of light. The exhibit is displayed in The Maritime Aquarium's IMAX Theater lobby, which can be entered without paid admission. Through September 2, 2013.

Anytime Summertime Kids' Camp - The Little Gym of Westport
Through September 02, 2013 - Westport

A specially developed camp curriculum combines physical activity, gymnastics and play with arts, crafts, and special events. 3 years old to 8 years old. Monday-Friday, June 20-September 2, 2013.

Living History Tours: It's 1932 - Vanderbilt Museum
Through September 02, 2013 - Centerport

It's the summer of 1932 and William K. Vanderbilt II has just circumnavigated the globe in his new 264-foot yacht, Alva. He's purchased a mummy in Cairo and brought it back to display in his museum -- coinciding with the opening of Boris Karloff's latest horror movie, The Mummy. The famous fashion designer Coco Chanel is coming to New York to open a show of her first jewelry designs, and is a guest of the Vanderbilts at their Eagle's Nest estate on the Long Island Gold Coast. Also on the guest list is Elsa Maxwell, the notorious gossip columnist, an intimate friend of the Vanderbilt women. For more than a decade, Living History tours of the Vanderbilt Mansion have given summer visitors a kind of time-machine trip to the 1930s. Museum staff member-actors, in costume and in character as household servants and famous guests, take visitors through the sprawling 24-room, Spanish-Revival waterfront mansion and regale them with stories about the family, its guests and its adventures. Saturdays and Sundays through September 2, 2013.

Blue Star Museums - Queens Botanical Garden
Through September 02, 2013 - Flushing

Queens Botanical Garden is pleased to participate in Blue Star Museums. This is a collaboration between National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013. The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. Blue Star Military Families can enjoy the grounds and plant displays over the coming months. Check the website (www.queensbotanical.org) for special events, such as Summer Solstice on June 23rd and the evening concerts in our Music in the Garden series, to which they are warmly invited. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America. The program runs from Memorial Day, May 27, 2013 through Labor Day, September 2, 2013. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps - and up to five family members. Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, please contact the museum directly. To find out which museums are participating, visit www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. The site includes a list of participating museums and a map to help with visit planning. This is the latest NEA program to bring quality arts programs to the military, veterans, and their families. Other NEA programs for the military have included the NEA/Walter Reed Healing Arts Partnership; Great American Voices Military Base Tour; and Shakespeare in American Communities Military Base Tour.

Poison Green - Czech Center New York
Through September 02, 2013 - New York

Exhibition examining themes, concepts and cultural fictions dealing with environment and ecology, featuring Czech and international artists Matej Al-Ali (CZ), Silvina Arismendi (CZ), Mark Dion (US), Petr Dub (CZ), Mathias Kessler (AT), Tomas Moravec (CZ), Yes Man (US), Anne Percoco (US), Katerina Seda (CZ), Klara Sumova (CZ) and Slavoj Zizek (SI). Curated by Kristyna and Marek Milde. Exhibition Opening: Tuesday, June 25, 6:30PM-8:30PM Rather than painting green and romanticizing nature, the artists and concepts, presented in Poison Green interrogate and study the complexity of our environment, examining the consequences of the urban, post-industrial, and virtualized reality we live in. Ultimately, Poison Green seeks to demystify the ideologies inherent in our understanding of nature, reflecting on conventions and stereotypes, and looking for possible enviro models socially integrated into our daily lives and culture.

FREE ADMISSION FOR ACTIVE-DUTY MILITARY - Stepping Stones Museum
Through September 03, 2013 - Norwalk

As a participant in the Blue Star Museums program, Stepping Stones offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their immediate families from Memorial Day, May 28, through Labor Day, September 3, 2012. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America.

From Colony to Nation: 200 Years of American Painting - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through September 08, 2013 - Upper West Side

Meet America's founders and see how the nation evolved following the Revolution in this exhibition of art-historical treasures. Portraits of Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton, and Lafayette portray the heroes of the Revolutionary generation. Relive the bicentennial of the War of 1812 in paintings of famous naval battles, ships and commanders. Throughout the exhibition, scenic paintings from John Trumbull's 1808 epic panoramas of Niagara Falls to Childe Hassam's 1918 Flags on 57th Street celebrate the majesty of America's natural features and its cities.

Jeffrey Gibson: Said the Pigeon to the Squirrel - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

Jeffrey Gibson's work has drawn critical acclaim for its commentary on cultural hybridity and has established him as a leading artist of his generation. Gibson, who is a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, explores notions of identity and modernism within a contemporary context.

Visualizing Time: An Artist's Eye with Andrew Raftery, NA - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

Showcasing a selection of narrative prints from the Academy's collection, National Academician Andrew Raftery's examination focuses on how printmakers structured the representation of time as they created narratives that were comprehensible to their original audiences and compelling today.

Visions of Land and Sea: William Trost Richards - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

This exhibition reveals the Academy's rich collection of work by the major landscape and marine specialist William Trost Richards. The majority of these oils, watercolors and graphite drawings have never before been on public view.

Ellsworth Kelly: The Chatham Series - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

In celebration of Ellsworth Kelly's 90th birthday in May 2013, The Museum of Modern Art presents an exhibition of the first series of paintings the artist made after leaving New York City for Spencertown, in upstate New York, in 1970. His studio in the nearby town of Chatham was an abandoned theater, and it was more spacious than any the artist had previously occupied. The 14 paintings in the Chatham series, all produced during the year following Kelly's arrival, rely on a single formal concept: each ell-shaped work is made of two joined canvases of pure monochrome color. The works vary in color and proportion from one to the next; careful attention was paid to the size of each panel and the color selected in order to achieve balance and contrast between the two. Kelly developed the concept of painting on joined panels while working in Paris in the early 1950s, and it is an approach he continues to explore in his current work. The series has not been exhibited in its entirety since it was presented at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, in 1972, just a year after the paintings were finished. Reuniting this critical series provides a welcome opportunity to investigate a key moment in Kelly's artistic development.

Living in Style - Five Centuries of Interior Design from the Collection of Drawings and Prints - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

This exhibition combines drawings, prints, and objects from all over Europe and the United States as they were collected by the Metropolitan Museum over a period of more than a hundred years. It highlights the ingenuity, beauty, and wit often found in designs for the decorative arts, and follows the dynamic development of shapes, ornaments, and materials alternately governed by issues of comfort, theory, and aesthetics.

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.

A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial - International Center of Photography
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

Every three years, ICP's curators round up some of the most interesting contemporary photography and video works from around the world. The 2013 Triennial, A Different Kind of Order, focuses on artworks created in our current moment of widespread economic, social, and political instability. The exhibition will include 27 international artists who employ photography, film, video, and new media.

From Colony to Nation: 200 Years of American Painting - New-York Historical Society
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

This exhibition of American art, drawn from the New-York Historical Society's venerable collections, presents a chronological and thematic survey of masterworks ranging in date from 1720 to 1917. Included are Colonial, Federal and Gilded Age portraits; Hudson River School landscapes; marine and maritime paintings, with a focus on works inspired by the War of 1812; and genre, history, and narrative subjects.

Pat Steir: Blue River - National Academy of Design Museum and School of Fine Arts
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

Centered around Pat Steir's enormous painting Blue River, this installation will also feature several of the artist's lyrical and highly-textured "waterfall" paintings.

Dinosaur Revolution - Stepping Stones Museum
Through September 08, 2013 - Norwalk

Did T-Rex live closer in time to Apatosaurus or your mom? Were dinosaurs warm-blooded? Dinosaur Revolution challenges visitor knowledge, presents cutting-edge discoveries, and debunks popular myths. Experience what its like to feel the earth beneath your gigantic feet as you make tracks in the Triassic. Learn to fly as you glide through the Jurassic. Between May 28 and Aug. 11, a different dinosaur will be the focus of special, creative programming. Daily drop-in programs include arts, crafts, improvisation and play. During designated times each day, children will be able to take part in a dinosaur dig.

Dinosaur Safari - Bronx Zoo
Through September 08, 2013 - Bronx

The new attraction will include a ride through the Cretaceous and Jurassic periods with more than two-dozen animatronic dinosaurs up to 40 feet long which move, snarl, roar, and spit. In anticipation of the new exhibit, the Bronx Zoo is offering New Yorkers a chance to vote for their favorite dinosaur species at bronxzoo.com/dino and win tickets to see the dinosaurs. Included in the vote: long-necked Brachiosaurus, the intimidating Tyrannosaurus rex, the gator-like Baryonyx, the massive Triceratops, or the flighted Quetzalcoatlus. Exclusive Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari stickers that can be used with a safari field guide will be given to those who vote. Dinosaur Safari will include a ride through a two-acre area of the zoo, and will highlight the physical or behavioral adaptations many share with species that are alive today. This limited engagement will run from Saturday, May 25 through Sunday, September 8, and will be included in the Total Experience Ticket. A 20% discount is offered with online purchases for Monday and Tuesday visits. Tickets can be purchased in advance at bronxzoo.com/dino.

New Harmony: Abstraction between the Wars, 1919-1939 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 08, 2013 - New York

New Harmony: Abstraction between the Wars, 1919-1939 explores a rich facet of the Guggenheim's 20th-century collection, celebrating the spirited trends in abstraction embraced among international artists working in Europe between the World Wars.

Cruise Nights - Bear Mountain State Park
Through September 11, 2013 - Bear Mountain

Rod Benders Car Club of New York hosts this popular, summertime event each Wednesday evening through September 11. Check out the cool cars as well as vendors, food, entertainment, raffles, and more. Evenings are family-friendly and pets are welcome.

Inner and Outer Space: Three Sculptures by Alan Binstock - Fort Tryon Park
Through September 13, 2013 -

The exhibition includes three sculptures -- Wayfinder, located across from the New Leaf Cafe, and Third Portal and Trance Ender, found along the Stan Michels Promenade. Made of resin, shattered tempered glass and steel, all three pieces appear to be tools offering direction or pathways to discovery and (inner) navigation.

'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.

AIDS in New York: The First Five Years - New-York Historical Society
Through September 15, 2013 - New York

AIDS in New York: The First Five Years will explore the impact of the epidemic on personal lives, public health and medical practices, culture, and politics in New York City and the nation. Drawing from the archives of the New York Public Library, New York University, and the National Archive of LGBT History, the show will use posters, photographs, and artifacts to tell the story of the early years of AIDS in New York.

Ellen Gallagher: Don't Axe Me - New Museum
Through September 15, 2013 - New York

Gallagher's first major US museum exhibition, bringing together twenty years of works including iconic paintings, drawings, prints, and film installations, as well as a new series of paintings.

Children With AIDS: 1990-2000 - New-York Historical Society
Through September 15, 2013 - New York

To accompany AIDS in New York: The First Five Years, the New-York Historical Society will curate a visual arts exhibition and gallery show, featuring 30 breathtaking black-and-white photographs by noted photographer and social realist Claire Yaffa from her collection "The Changing Face of Children with AIDS."

Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers - Museum of the City of New York
Through September 15, 2013 - New York

A showcase for innovative design solutions to better accommodate New York City's changing, and sometimes surprising, demographics, including a rising number of single people, and will feature a full-sized, flexibly furnished micro-studio apartment of just 325 square feet -- a size prohibited in most areas of the city.

'Coney Night Maze' - Monumental-Scale Installation by New York Artist, Donna Dennis - Neuberger Museum of Art
Through September 15, 2013 - Purchase

One of the most popular New York City icons is the Coney Island Cyclone, a 1927 landmark wooden roller coaster, whose jack-knife turns and precipitous drops have thrilled hundreds of thousands of visitors since it opened in 1927. It is the inspiration for "Coney Night Maze," a monumental sculptural installation by artist Donna Dennis that will be presented to the public for the first time at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, from June 7 through September 15, 2013. An opening reception will be held Friday evening, June 7, 2013, from 6-8:30pm. Thirteen years in the making, "Coney Night Maze" draws on the labyrinth of fences, gates, and ramps nestled among the I-beams and columns located beneath the actual Cyclone. Rising to a height of twelve feet, the installation includes an ascending rollercoaster-like track which weaves in and out of the darkness, then descends into the distance, skimming the edge of a rock wall that runs the work's entire 27-foot length. Set in a darkened space and lit by rows of bare bulbs, the hovering Cyclone structure with its dead ends, locked gates, and abandoned ticket booths, evokes a phantasmal nocturnal composition of compressed architecture in which the sound of a rollercoaster is heard faintly in the distance. How does one reach the track and its promise of a ride? Says Dennis, "This artwork is experienced from its perimeter. Maze encourages the viewer to encircle the piece. But because there is a deserted, middle-of-the-night quality about it, it's like going into the realm of the unknown. I've created a work that people will want to get into, but they'll have to use their imaginations to do that." Dennis first visited the Cyclone during the mid-1990s while it was closed for the winter. "Peering in, I saw this wooden, rickety structure with all these layers of fencing and beams," she recalls, "and I was fascinated by the green and red ramps, and how everything lined up. Yet, this being winter, none of the rides worked and there was sense of abandonment, which is why the piece I created captures that eerie sense of desertion, with parts that don't function - almost as if it were on its way out." She began "Coney Night Maze" in 1997, constructing the ramps and boardwalk planks, and incorporating related aspects of urban culture such as a subway turnstile and two small houses resembling subway ticket booths. But it was 9/11 that transformed her thinking. "I began to think seriously about mortality," she said. "When the Towers went down, my work went down, too. It was then - when there was so much talk about security - that fences began to mean something to me. So, in "Maze," I wanted the little houses to be fenced in and protected. I also began to view "Maze" as a fragile wooden structure to be equated with human life, and that led me to consider what we are doing to the Earth." So, she incorporated a large rock wall into the piece that was inspired by the steep rock formations of the New Jersey Palisades. "I liked the contrast between the ancient rocks and this rickety temporary structure." Dennis is best known for creating large-scale works, such as tourist cabins and subway stations, including "Subway with Silver Girders" (1981-82), "Deep Station" (1981-85), and drawbridges as in "BLUE BRIDGE/red shift" (1991-93). Deconstructing her architectural prototypes in a language that is both evocatively detailed and highly formal, her work is steeped in a well of personal emotion. Dennis views her work as stopping places or points of passage on a metaphorical journey through life. In the mid-1970s, the artist first came to the attention of both critics and the public with her large, architecturally inspired installations from her Subway Stations and Tourist Cabins series. During these years, artists became interested in tackling the psychological dynamics of architectural space and its cultural impact on society through ambitious sculptural installations. Along with sculptures and environmental interventions by such contemporaries as Alice Aycock, Mary Miss, and Siah Armajani, the work of Donna Dennis has brought a distinct, influential voice to this movement that specifically addresses vernacular architecture. Dennis has exhibited in major museums throughout the world and created public art works. Her work is in many prominent collections, including those of the Brooklyn Museum, the Cleveland Art Museum, the Microsoft Collection in Seattle, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst in Aachen, Germany, the Indianapolis Museum, the San Diego Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. Dennis has exhibited throughout the world in major museums as well as public art installations. "Donna Dennis: Coney Night Maze" is curated by Helaine Posner, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, and Avis Larson, Assistant Curator at the Neuberger Museum of Art. An illustrated brochure accompanies the exhibition, with an essay by Jan Riley, a curator and writer. Support for "Donna Dennis: Coney Night Maze" is provided by the Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art and ArtsWestchester, with support from Westchester County government. The Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College engages and inspires diverse audiences by actively fostering the study, appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of modern art, African art, and the art of our time. The Museum is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road in Purchase, New York (Westchester).

Fiercely Modern - Rubin Museum of Art
Through September 16, 2013 - New York

Naga describes a group of culturally and linguistically linked, but distinct tribes living on the border between India and Burma. Because the Naga had the reputation for being fearsome headhunters, they were somewhat isolated and evolved a distinctive material culture. They produce decorative ornaments, expressive wood carvings, and vividly colored textiles. The exhibition, from the Museum of Ethnology in Vienna, will include examples from one of the largest and most important collections in the world.

Federico Uribe: Fantasy River - Hudson River Museum
Through September 22, 2013 - Yonkers

In a summertime extravaganza, the Hudson River Museum presents a dramatic new 3-dimensional landscape - inspired by the dreams of artist Federico Uribe, acclaimed for his fascinating transformations of everyday objects into art. Witness how he creates sculptures, which are not "sculpted," but instead, constructed and woven in ways, curious and unpredictable, intricate and compulsive. A conceptual artist originally from Columbia, Uribe makes individual works and whole-room installations entirely from objects we see around us - shoes, colored pencils, hangers. Red, blue, yellow, a panoply of colors envelopes in this three-gallery display. For the Hudson River Museum, Uribe creates his site-specific installation, "Fantasy River," inspired by the dramatic rolling banks of the Hudson and the world's other great rivers. Filled with blossoming flowers, flying birds, dazzling sunshine, and the flowing "water" of a winding river, this installation, created from new and old materials, provides a spectacular theatrical experience in the Museum's central atrium. Uribe's art is a unique hybrid that resists classification. Watch how he uses the language of pop art to transform the objects of daily life, while tipping his hat to the history and tradition of classical art. Uribe studied art at the University of Los Andes in Bogota, and in 1988 moved to New York to study with acclaimed conceptual artist Luis Camnitzer. As part of his global vision, Uribe's career includes years of work in Cuba, Mexico, Russia, England and Miami. On view through September 22, 2013.

Ken Price Sculpture - A Retrospective - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through September 22, 2013 - New York

This long overdue retrospective, the first major museum exhibition of Ken Price's work in New York, will trace the development of his ceramic sculptures with approximately sixty-five examples from 1959 to the present. The selection will range from the luminously glazed ovoid forms of Price's early work to the suggestive, molten-like slumps he has made since the 1990s. In addition to the sculpture, there will be a small group of Price's landscape drawings from the past ten years. The artist's close friend, the architect Frank Gehry, will collaborate on the design of the exhibition.

Bill Traylor: Drawings from the Collections of the High Museum of Art and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts - American Folk Art Museum
Through September 22, 2013 - New York

This exhibition will include approximately 63 drawings and paintings by self-taught Alabama artist Bill Traylor. Traylor began making art near the end of his life, and his works are notable for their flat, simply defined shapes and vibrant compositions in which memories and observations relating to African American life are merged. Traylor is recognized as one of the finest American artists of the 20th century.

Erika Vogt: Stranger Debris Roll Roll Roll - New Museum
Through September 22, 2013 - New York

This will be the first solo museum presentation of work by Erika Vogt. Within her installation, she will fuse elements of sculpture, drawing, video, and photography to produce multilayered image spaces.

Recent Gifts - American Folk Art Museum
Through September 22, 2013 - New York

The exhibition is sponsored in part by Joyce Berger Cowin, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Ford Foundation, the David Davies and Jack Weeden Fund for Exhibitions, and Laura and Richard Parsons. Lectures and symposia are supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Projects 100: Akram Zaatari - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 23, 2013 - Midtown

Akram Zaatari (Lebanese, b. 1966) is a Beirut-based artist who works in photography, video, and performance to explore issues pertinent to the Lebanese postwar condition, specifically the mediation of territorial conflicts and wars though television and media. Zaatari collects and examines a wide range of documents that testify to the cultural and political conditions of Lebanon's postwar society. His artistic practice involves the study and investigation of the way these documents straddle, conflate, or confuse notions of history and memory. By analyzing and recontextualizing found audiotapes, video footage, photographs, journals, personal collections, interviews, and recollections, Zaatari explores the dynamics that govern the state of image-making in situations of war. To represent Zaatari's rich and varied artistic practice, Projects 100 includes art in a variety of mediums, including new and never-before exhibited works.

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through September 23, 2013 - Midtown

MoMA presents its first major exhibition on the work of Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, 1887-1965), encompassing his work as an architect, interior designer, artist, city planner, writer, and photographer. Conceived by guest curator Jean-Louis Cohen, the exhibition reveals the ways in which Le Corbusier observed and imagined landscapes throughout his career, using all the artistic techniques at his disposal, from his early watercolors of Italy, Greece, and Turkey, to his sketches of India, and from the photographs of his formative journeys to the models of his large-scale projects. His paintings and drawings also incorporate many views of sites and cities. All of these dimensions are present in the largest exhibition ever produced in New York of his prodigious oeuvre.

A Long-Awaited Tribute: Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian House and Pavilion - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 25, 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.

James Turrell - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through September 25, 2013 - New York

James Turrell's first exhibition in a New York museum since 1980 focuses on the artist's groundbreaking explorations of perception, light, color, and space, with a special focus on the role of site-specificity in his practice. At its core is a major new project that recasts the Guggenheim rotunda as an enormous volume filled with shifting artificial and natural light. One of the most dramatic transformations of the museum ever conceived, the installation reimagines Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic architecture -- its openness to nature, graceful curves, and magnificent sense of space -- as one of Turrell's Skyspaces, referencing in particular his magnum opus Roden Crater (1976-). Reorienting visitors' experiences of the rotunda from above to below, the exhibition gives form to the air and light occupying the museum's central void, proposing an entirely new experience of the building. Other works from throughout the artist's career will be displayed in the museum's Annex Level galleries, offering a complement and counterpoint to the new work in the rotunda. Organized in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, James Turrell comprises one-third of a major retrospective exhibition spanning the United States during summer 2013. This exhibition is curated by Carmen Gimenez, Stephen and Nan Swid Curator of Twentieth-Century Art, with Nat Trotman, Associate Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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.

The Civil War in 50 Objects Family Scavenger Hunt - DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society
Through September 28, 2013 - Upper West Side

Based on the book "The Civil War in 50 Objects" by Harold Holzer and the New-York Historical Society, this hunt takes families around all four floors of the museum to find hidden Civil War objects over the course of four months. Can you spot the daguerrotype of a former slave? What about the painting of lieutenant Henry B. Hidden? Print out the hunt online at nyhistory.org and bring it in for one free children's admission.

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.

Mornings On The Farm - The Art Farm In The City
Through September 29, 2013 - Upper East Side

Where else in New York City can you begin your day on the farm? With a basket full of hay and goodies, you and your kids can spend the morning feeding, petting, and smiling in photos with more than 50 animals. Enjoy a one of a kind experience at this award-winning indoor farm on the Upper East Side.

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.

Jack Goldstein x 10,000 - The Jewish Museum
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

The first American retrospective of the Canadian-born artist Jack Goldstein (1945 - 2003) brings to light his important legacy. A teaching assistant for the esteemed conceptual artist John Baldessari and a contemporary of such artists as Cindy Sherman, Sherrie Levine, Laurie Simmons, Barbara Kruger, David Salle and Robert Longo, Goldstein spent his creative years in New York and Southern California and became a central figure in the Pictures Generation of the 1970s and 80s. The artists of this generation explored a new stylistic vocabulary grounded in their interest in popular culture, appropriating images from books, magazines, advertisements, television, and film. This comprehensive exhibition frames Goldstein as a pivotal artist of his generation and showcases his influential paintings and films, while also including installations, ephemera, writings, and pioneering sound recordings. Goldstein transformed, restaged, and remade films in such a way as to strip out specific details, context, and function. Exhibition highlights include his celebrated film of a growling Metro-Goldwyn Mayer lion Another signature work is the film The Jump featuring a leaping diver, performing a somersault and disintegrating into fragments. Given Goldstein's legacy and his increasing relevance to younger artists, this long overdue retrospective is essential to a larger re-evaluation of post-1960s American art. Organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and guest-curated by Philipp Kaiser.

As Subject and Object: Contemporary Book Artists Explore Sacred Hebrew Texts - Museum of Biblical Art
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

Featuring the work of approximately a dozen contemporary artists, this exhibition highlights books and, in some cases, series of individual pages, inspired by the Hebrew Bible and other sacred Hebrew texts.

As Subject and Object: Contemporary Book Artists Explore Sacred Hebrew Texts - Museum of Biblical Art
Through September 29, 2013 - Upper West Side

Featuring the work of 14 contemporary artists, this exhibition highlights artists' books inspired by the Hebrew Bible and other sacred Hebrew texts. The works on view underscore the relevance of the Bible to present-day book artists and emphasize how these artists garner personally and artistically resonant subject matter from the source materials. Some artists treat the texts as subjects—as inspiration for creating new volumes—while others treat them as objects to be physically altered. Still others explore the boundaries of the single printed page using ages-old techniques such as micrography, illumination, and papercutting.

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.

Front Row: Chinese American Designers - Museum of Chinese in America
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

Front Row traces and celebrates the rise of Chinese American designers who decided to make their marks in New York. In the 1980s, designers such as Anna Sui, Yeohlee Teng, Vera Wang and Vivienne Tam emerged in the New York fashion scene just as the city was transforming its identity from a garment center into one of the fashion capitals of the world. Curiously, the growth of New York's Chinatown, the preponderance of Chinese manufacturers (tailors and seamstresses) in the city's garment district, and the increased outsourcing of garment manufacturing to China, occurred alongside the rapid growth of fashion's creative industries and a broader shift towards creative driven production in New York.

Shanghai Glamour: New Women 1910s-40s - Museum of Chinese in America
Through September 29, 2013 - New York

Shanghai Glamour explores how Shanghai women and their fashionable dress epitomized the seduction and mystery of this legendary city as it was modernizing in the early 20th century. Shanghai was established as a treaty port in the nineteenth century and became a major modern metropolis by the 1920s, internationally known as "the Paris of the East."

Children's Museum of the Arts Free Art Island Outpost Program - Governors Island
Through September 29, 2013 - Governors Island

Join CMA's Teaching Artists for free hands on art-making each weekend. Collaborate with other visitors on a variety of themed art workshops including painting, sound design, sculpture, animation, podcasting, and more.

Shipwrecked! A History of Maritime Disasters in NY Harbor - Governors Island
Through September 29, 2013 - Governors Island

Learn about the maritime mayhem that once occured in NY Harbor. Genuine artifacts will be displayed.

'The Berenstain Bears LIVE!' - Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Through September 29, 2013 - Upper West Side

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, "The Berenstain Bears LIVE!" brings everyone's favorite bear family to life in a theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear's grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can't stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. Now in its third smash year, "The Berenstain Bears LIVE!" will give boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up. Officially approved by the authors themselves, the Berenstain Bears are now singing and dancing across the stage with performances every weekend in NYC. Be sure to join the bears for free face painting and photos after the show.

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.

Kayaking - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Through September 30, 2013 - DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights

Kayaking for all ages. Children under 18 must have an adult present and a waiver signed.

Bike and Boat Guided Tour with Bike and Roll NYC - Bike and Roll NYC
Through October 01, 2013 - Midtown West

Sometimes people forget that Manhattan is an island and that the best way to see it is from both on-shore and off-shore. Take a guided tour via a bike and then a boat to really experience New York City. You'll start at Bike and Roll's Battery Park location and ride along the traffic-free bike path along the Hudson. You'll cross to the other side of Manhattan on city streets and pass City Hall before getting on and going over the Brooklyn Bridge. Some of the city's most beautiful neighborhoods are in Brooklyn and some of the best views of Manhattan are from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. You'll see it all. At the bottom of Old Fulton Street, you'll board a NY Water Taxi where your tour continues with amazing close-up views (great for photos) of the South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island with drop-of in midtown. Back on your bike, the final stretch of the ride takes you south along the Hudson River past Gehry's IAC building, the High Line, the Meatpacking District, yachts, marinas, and so much more, until you return to your starting point at Battery Park.

Bike and Boat Guided Tour - Bike and Roll NYC
Through October 01, 2013 - New York

Sometimes we forget that Manhattan is an island and that the best way to see it is from both on-shore and off-shore. Take a guided tour via a bike and then a boat to really experience New York City. You'll start at Bike and Roll's Battery Park location and ride along the traffic-free bike path along the Hudson. You'll cross to the other side of Manhattan on city streets and pass City Hall before getting on and going over the Brooklyn Bridge. Some of the city's most beautiful neighbor- hoods are in Brooklyn and some of the best views of Manhattan are from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. You'll see it all. At the bottom of Old Fulton Street, you'll board a NY Water Taxi where your tour continues with amazing close-up views (great for photos) of the South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island with drop-of in midtown. Back on your bike, the final stretch of the ride takes you south along the Hudson River past Gehry's IAC building, the High Line, the Meatpacking District, yachts, marinas, and so much more, until you return to your starting point at Battery Park.

Downtown Sculpture Exhibit - Village of Ossining
Through October 01, 2013 - Ossining

To celebrate the Village of Ossining's bicentennial, tour the 25 outdoor sculptures installed throughout the Village's historic buildings and downtown waterfront area. The six-month juried exhibition, running May through October, will provide direct and free access to art for thousands of residents and visitors.

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.

John Jay Homestead Farm Market - John Jay Homestead
Through October 03, 2013 - Katonah

This independent market will offer fruit, produce, including heirloom varieties, and flowers grown by local farmers, using certified organic, organic, biodynamic, and conventional methods. There will be an array of artisanal baked goods, including raw, vegan, and gluten-free, cheese, dairy, wine, meats, fresh seafood, prepared foods, as well as hand-crafted local products. The John Jay Homestead Farm Market continues to embrace the small, local farmer, whose farms are literally miles from the site. The core local farmer/owners are Liz Taggart, Amba Farm of Bedford Hills, Jerry & Nancy Kohlberg, Cabbage Hill Farm of Mount Kisco, Lou D'Alessandro, JD Farms of Brewster, Deb Taft, Mobius Fields of Waccabuc, Shep Goodman, Mt. Holly Farm of Katonah, and Jenny Elliot, Tiny Hearts Farm of North Salem. In addition John Ubaldo, John Boys Farm of Cambridge, and Mark Santoro, Gaia's Breath Farm of Jordanville round out the mix. Some of the returning vendors are Ladle of Love, Wave Hill Breads, Red Barn Bakery, Big Bang Coffee, and Whitecliff Vineyards. A few of the new vendors include Jnana Organics of Mount Kisco, Truck Restaurant of Bedford, and Champagne Tea and Plum Plums Cheese, both of Pound Ridge. Shoppers will enjoy 62-acres of historic grounds and are welcome to explore flower, herb and vegetable gardens, a chicken-and-egg co-op, and a 12-hive apiary, along with wooded trails and a pond. They can tour the historic Jay house, discover the new Education and Visitor Center in the newly restored Carriage Barn, or explore the new Children's Discovery Centers in five of the site's historic buildings, filled with hands-on activities.

Hopper Drawing - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through October 06, 2013 - New York

The first major museum exhibition to focus on the drawings and creative process of Edward Hopper (1882-1967). The exhibition will survey Hopper's significant and underappreciated achievements as a draftsman, and will pair many of his greatest oil paintings, including Early Sunday Morning (1930), New York Movie (1939), Office at Night (1940) and Nighthawks (1942), with their preparatory drawings and related works.

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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Alex Katz: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art - Nassau County Museum of Art
Through October 13, 2013 - Roslyn Harbor

Alex Katz (b.1927) is one of the most important American artists alive today. The exhibition includes landscapes and collages from early in Katz?s career and continues through the 1960s and beyond with his hallmark paintings ? enormous, brilliantly-colored portraits of his family and friends. The exhibition draws on the Whitney?s large holdings and is augmented with works from NCMA?s own permanent collection and some on loan from other art institutions. The exhibition runs through October 13.

Exhibit: "Yorktown: People-Places-Products" - Yorktown Museum
Through October 19, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Although highlighting Yorktown and its surrounding areas, this exhibit could be about any local town in the Hudson River valley. The dominant structure was the church; hotels and summer cabins abounded before accessibility through the nearby northern and eastern mountains. The coming of the railroad moved the center of town from Crompond to Yorktown Heights. Significant residents in town were painter Wallace Putnam, photographer Consuelo Kanaga, editor William Maxwell, Estee Lauder, Lydia Locke, and actress Ann Francis. Over 30 works by local artists will be featured. Folk artist Walter Liebrock, watercolorist Ann Bower, William Nelson, and other talented painters reproduce the look of the town and its surrounding area. The Sta-Hot electric iron was manufactured in Yorktown, and Clarence Birdseye patented his frozen food idea while living in town. There is now a fledgling winery. This is just a microcosm of the display about Yorktown and its surroundings, and should be a fun and nostalgic visit for all. There are also five permanent exhibit rooms, a gift shop, and research library to round out your visit. The exhibit is open April 27 through October 19.

Exhibit: 'Yorktown: People-Places-Products' - Yorktown Museum
Through October 19, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

Although highlighting Yorktown and its surrounding areas, this exhibit could be about any local town in the Hudson River valley. The dominant structure was the church; hotels and summer cabins abounded before accessibility through the nearby northern and eastern mountains. The coming of the railroad moved the center of town from Crompond to Yorktown Heights. Significant residents in town were painter Wallace Putnam, photographer Consuelo Kanaga, editor William Maxwell, Estee Lauder, Lydia Locke, and actress Ann Francis. Over 30 works by local artists will be featured. Folk artist Walter Liebrock, watercolorist Ann Bower, William Nelson, and other talented painters reproduce the look of the town and its surrounding area. The Sta-Hot electric iron was manufactured in Yorktown, and Clarence Birdseye patented his frozen food idea while living in town. There is now a fledgling winery. This is just a microcosm of the display about Yorktown and its surroundings, and should be a fun and nostalgic visit for all. There are also five permanent exhibit rooms, a gift shop, and research library to round out your visit. The exhibit is open April 27 through October 19. Museum hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am-4pm; Saturdays 1-4pm.

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.

Get Fresh Yonkers Farmers' Market - Van Der Donck Park at Larkin Plaza
Through October 26, 2013 - Yonkers

Groundwork Hudson Valley's newly expanded farmers' market in downtown Yonkers features local produce grown within 100 miles of Yonkers, as well as food tastings, free lectures, and entertainment for all ages.

Muscoot Farmers' Market - Muscoot Farm
Through October 27, 2013 - Katonah

Food, meats, produce, pasta, dressings, pickles, jams, baked goods, and more are all available at the market.

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.

'Discovery' Wetlands Cruise - Boatworks Marina
Through October 30, 2013 - Stony Brook

Learn the importance and fragility of a wetlands ecosystem, enjoy the sweeping panorama of a salt marsh moraine and be amazed at the untouched beauty of Long Island's North Shore this summer aboard the "Discovery" Wetlands Cruise 90-minute sightseeing tours aboard a 27-passenger pontoon boat. A naturalist is on board to guide passengers through this experience embracing ecology, geology and history. The cruise also includes information on how Native Americans first settled here, views of a long sand pit with the historic Gamecock Cottage at its tip, the serpentine creek, tidal flow, grasses and various species of water fowl and other wildlife in the wetlands. Seating is first come, first served. For additional information or to make a reservation, call the museum or go online. Cruises run through October 30, 2013.

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.

Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat - Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center
Through October 31, 2013 - Riverhead

Add extra aquatic adventure to your visit with an interactive cruise aboard the Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat. Over the course of your trip, you and your family participate in hands-on exploration, including trap pulls, horseshoe crab encounters, and a stroll along a remote beach.

Go Sailing - Tribeca Sailing NYC
Through October 31, 2013 - New York Harbor

Tribeca Sailing offers two-hour sailing adventures from Tribeca, NY, to the sights of lower Manhattan including the Statue of Liberty. Seven days a week, the sailboat TARA will leave the dock at Pier 25 inside the Hudson River Park maximum 6 passengers. TARA will sail past the Freedom Tower, Battery Park, Governors Island and Ellis Island, while ending with a close-up view of our majestic lady in the harbor, the Statue of Liberty. The Captain is sure to provide some colorful history along the way. Families may actively participate in manning the sails or sit back and enjoy their personal cruise. Either way, they will enjoy the spaciousness of the cockpit, the luxury of the teak-laden cabin, and the ease of maneuvering around the tremendously stable 35' custom-built Hinckley sailboat. Sails are limited to 6 passengers (ages 7 and older). The website contains the sailing schedule and TARA is also available for private events. Pier 25 is a short walk up the Hudson River Park's promenade from the Path, Subway, Ferry Terminal, or any of the downtown hotels. TSNYC is a new business created with customer service as a priority for success. The owner and captain has over 30 years of sailing experience and is fully certified by the United States Coast Guard. As resident of Battery Park City, his goal is to service the community and help promote local businesses, as customers are sure to leave the sail looking for refreshments and entertainment.

The Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 03, 2013 - New York

Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi has createed a site-specific work atop The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden this summer. Considered one of the leading figures in developing a "contemporary miniature" aesthetic, integrating motifs and techniques of traditional miniature painting with contemporary themes, Qureshi is the first artist to create a work that will be painted directly onto the surfaces of the Roof Garden. The work will relate to elements from his earlier works while responding to the broad vistas of nature in Central Park that can be viewed from the Roof Garden, as well as to the area's architectural and historical contexts.

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.

Tours - Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate
Through November 11, 2013 - Sleepy Hollow

Kykuit, the six-story stone house and rolling hilltop estate that served as home to four generations of Rockefellers, is open to visitors beginning Saturday, May 4, through Sunday, Sep. 30, and Nov. 1-11. Open daily Oct 1-31. Kykuit's modern and classical art collection, architecture, and expansive gardens are consistently rated the top attraction in the lower Hudson Valley, and draw tens of thousands of visitors annually. Kykuit, which means "lookout" in Dutch, includes a six-story stone house, multiple terraced gardens, art galleries, outdoor classical and modern sculpture, and commanding Hudson River views. Its hilltop location overlooking the Hudson River and the Palisades is 500 feet above sea level. Visitors to Kykuit learn the story of the Rockefellers, beginning with John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil, whose business acumen made him the richest man in America in his day. He later became the country's first great philanthropist. By his death in 1937, he had given away more than half his fortune through various philanthropic programs. Visitors can choose from four tours: Classic, Grand, Timesaver, and Selected Highlights. The Classic, ideal for first-time visitors, is a shorter experience than the comprehensive, three-hour Grand. Besides the mansion, both of these tours include time in Kykuit's art galleries, gardens, and Coach Barn, with its collection of horse-drawn carriages, vintage automobiles, and equestrian equipment. The 90-minute Timesaver is ideal for those on tighter schedules, while Selected Highlights maximizes time in the gardens. Visitors can buy tickets online in advance, choosing the exact tour, time, and date they want to visit. Tickets are on sale at hudsonvalley.org. Historic Hudson Valley recommends advanced ticket buying, particularly for weekend tours, which fill up quickly. Besides online, tickets may be purchased by calling 914-631-8200 (service charge additional) or at the Kykuit Visitor Center at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow. All tours start at the Kykuit Visitor Center; doors open at 9am.

Dance Around with Nat - The Moxie Spot
Through November 13, 2013 - Brooklyn Heights

Nat, the Moxie Spot's proprietor, leads an hour of dancing and music.

Indoor Playspace - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
Through November 13, 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.

Retrospective - Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Through November 16, 2013 - New York

Featuring more than 100 garments, accessories, and textiles from the Museum's permanent collection, Retrospective begins with a selection of fashions that references historical periods prior to the eighteenth century, including a 1981 gold lame ensemble by Zandra Rhodes and a 1999 painted silk chiffon gown by Alexander McQueen for Givenchy Couture, both of which draw inspiration from sixteenth-century England. The remainder of the exhibition showcases groupings of period fashions -- from 18th century to grunge -- and their more recent revivals.

GrowNYC Greenmarket - Socrates Sculpture Park
Through November 16, 2013 - Long Island City

This market serves the Long Island City and Astoria communities with farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and family-friendly activities every Saturday. With workshops, yoga classes, exhibitions and stunning views, the Socrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket is a great place to spend a Saturday morning. Shoppers will find a bountiful selection of seasonal produce from the Black Dirt region of Orange County, Mexican specialty produce from Richmond County, orchard fruit and juice, meat, poultry and eggs and multi-ethnic artisan breads. Free cooking demonstrations are held weekly featuring seasonal items from the market, and family friendly activities take place throughout the season.

Italian Renaissance and Baroque Bronze Sculpture from the Robert Lehman Collection - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Through November 17, 2013 - New York

In celebration of the recently published catalogue of Robert Lehman's collection of European sculpture and metalwork, this exhibition presents a selection of Italian bronze sculpture of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, displayed as a group for the first time. Featuring bronze casts after models created by masters such as Severo da Ravenna and Desiderio da Firenze, this selection includes independent figural statuettes as well as functional objects created in key centers of Italian bronze production, in particular Padua and Venice. During the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, bronze statuettes were generally displayed in private studies, where they were accompanied by functional aids to scholarship such as inkwells, writing boxes, and candleholders. The scholars who inhabited these studies often had a profound interest in classical antiquity. Thus, it is unsurprising that classicizing motifs and figures from Greco-Roman mythology abound in these small works in bronze.

Farmers' Market - Memorial Park Spring Valley
Through November 20, 2013 - Spring Valley

This weekly market features local fruits and vegetables. Wednesdays through November 20.

White Plains Outdoor Farmers' Market - White Plains
Through November 20, 2013 - White Plains

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

New Rochelle Farmers' Market - New Rochelle
Through November 22, 2013 - New Rochelle

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

Farmer's Market Fridays - Queens Botanical Garden
Through November 22, 2013 - Flushing

Get fresh, local and seasonal produce, nuts, coffee and nut butters from the Farmer's Market. Every Friday, June 21 through November 22, from 8:30am to 4pm, on Dahlia Avenue off Main Street, directly outside the Garden gates.

Ridge Hill's Down to Earth Farmers Market - Westchester's Ridge Hill - Yonkers
Through November 22, 2013 - Yonkers

Fresh baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more. Family-friendly activities like coloring, Origami, and more will be available from 12-6pm each week in association with Whole Foods.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 23, 2013 - Bronxville

Over 25 vendors offer fresh produce, including organic produce, pasture raised meats, eggs, milk, fish fresh from Montauk, honey, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, breads, baked goods, quiche, dips, soups, herbs, lavender and lavender products, local wines, field-cut wild flowers, bottled milk, granola, soups, cookies, hand made soaps and lotions, home spun fibers for knitting, and chutney. Rain or shine.

Tarrytown Farmers' Market - Tarrytown
Through November 23, 2013 - Tarrytown

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

Pleasantville Farmers' Market - Pleasantville
Through November 23, 2013 - Pleasantville

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

Chappaqua Farmers' Market - Chappaqua Train Station
Through November 23, 2013 - Chappaqua

Fresh baked goods, cheese, cut flowers, dairy products, fruit, hand-made soaps, herbs, meats, organic produce, plants, prepared foods, specialty foods, vegetables, wines, and more. Family-friendly activities every week. Here are some of the vendors: Bombay Emerald Chutney. Indian-style chutneys (mint, plum, and more), samosas, and saag paneer. Bread Alone from Boiceville, NY. Organic breads baked every day using fresh grains and local produce. From rustic miche loaves to San Francisco-style sourdough, as well as their signature Morning Glory Muffins. Chatham Brewery from Old Chatham, NY. Small-batch ales sold in growlers; hard pumpkin, pear, and apple ciders, and old fashioned root beer, also sold in growlers. Clean Ridge Soap from Pound Ridge, NY. Soaps, oils, and lotions, all made from local plants and herbs from the NY area. Coach Farm from Pine Plains, NY. Authentic artisanal goat cheeses fresh from the farm, not sealed in plastic. Also goat's milk yogurts. Cowberry Crossing Farm from Claverack, NY. Farmers, Richardand& Cecile Harrison, are committed to local, humane, sustainable farming, and their farm is certified both organic and biodynamic. Produce, poultry, meat, and eggs. Flourish Baking Company from Scarsdale, NY. Diane Forley and Michael Otsuka bring their tarts, breads, prepared foods, and delicious vegetable pot pies to the market. Gaia's Breath from Hastings, NY. Organic meat vendor of free-range lamb, pork, veal, and chicken, and high-end flavorful sausages and charcuterie. Their farm, "265 acres of pure organic bliss," is situated between the Catskill and Adirondack mountain ranges. Honey Locust Farm from Newburgh, NY. A unique, small-scale farm that specializing in Chef-Centered Gourmet Agriculture. Products include teas, ciders, greens, herbs, and of course, honey. Hudson Valley Duck from Ferndale, NY. Bringing to market two varieties of duck at the farm - the classic Moulard and a heritage breed called Lola - and also duck charcuterie (duck prosciutto breast and duck salami), as well as speciality products like confit. Joe's Mozzarella from Hastings-on-the Hudson, NY. Handmade mozzarella and sandwiches. Kings Roaming Angus from Cobleskill, NY. Grass-fed beef, pork, and free-range chicken and eggs. The go-to vendor for all your BBQ needs. Kontoulis Olive Oil from Larchmont, NY. After inheriting a grove of olive trees, the Kontoulis family turned the grove into a business. They harvest and press the olives in Greece, but bottle the oil here. Madura Farms from Orange County, NY. Fancy mushrooms are their specialty, used for their medicinal and culinary value. Also available are their tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and exotic leafy greens. Morgiewicz Farms from Goshen, NY. You won't see heads of lettuce this big and fresh for miles. This family has been farming in black dirt country for four generations. Newgate Farms from Windsor, CT. Family owned since 1933 and farming for five generations, Newgate Farms is now a strictly retail, farmers' market agri-business, bringing fresh produce and farm products to the market. Obercreek Farm from Beacon, NY. Organic greenhouse baby and Asian greens. Orchards of Concklin from Pomona, NY. Many varieties of local apples and other fruits and berries, fresh apple cider donuts, pies, and cookies! Papa Pasquale Ravioli and Pasta Co. from Brooklyn, NY. A bevy of fresh ravioli, stuffed shells, rice balls, homespun marinara sauce, fresh ricotta, and dried sausage. Picklelicious from Teaneck, NJ. An amazing array of pickles (including their famous "pickle-on-a-stick"!) olives, and tapenades. The Pie Lady and Son from Nyack, NY. Even Grandma would approve of these classic American pies, made with fruit from local farms including the Chappaqua Farmers' Market's very own Orchards of Conklin! Pura Vida Fishery from Long Island, NY. Fresh fish, shellfish, and smoked fish from the Hampton Bays. "Scallops so sweet you could eat them raw." Pure Food Sisters from Greenwich CT. Two sisters who love to eat and cook healthy offer their line of prepared foods: arugula pesto, French bistro salads like shredded carrot or celery root remoulade. Ready, Set, Sharp from Hastings, NY. On-the-spot sharpening of knives (even serrated!), gardening tools, scissors, etc. Renee's Jams from Bedford, NY. Schoolteacher-turned-summer-jam-maker, Renee McCaine-Taylor, makes real homestyle jams. Rich Brownies from Briarcliff Manor, NY. Fans of Rich Brownies have described them as "amazing," "exquisite," and "as addictive as crack." They really are that good! Savor Cookies from Watertown, CT. A dizzying array of unusually flavored sweet and savory cookies such as roasted red pepper, cardamom and dark chocolate, and birch and maple. All beautifully packaged for gift-giving. Spice Revolution from Dobbs Ferry, NY. Selling meat rubs and seasonings for baking and vegetables, as well as exotic spices, gourmet salts, and chocolates. Stone Barns from Pocantico Hills, NY. Chef Dan Barber has become the voice of food sustainability, and his restaurants, Blue Hill, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, are the gold standard of true farm to table cuisine. So, it is with great pleasure that the Chappaqua Farmers Market announces that on the first and third Saturday of every month, Stone Barns will be selling their pristine meats raised in Pocantico Hills. Taiim Falafel from Hastings, NY. Hummus, Israeli salad, tabouleh, and other delicacies from this popular Hastings Eatery. Tierra Nut Farm from Valatie, NY. Organic, locally roasted and prepared nuts (ginger cashew, tamari almond, Thai-spiced cashews etc.), as well as nut butters and coffee made from fair-trade beans roasted in the Hudson Valley. True Food of Nyack from Nyack, NY. Prepared foods like wheatberry salads and lentil burgers made with local ingredients. Also, a variety of healthy burritos, filled with all things local. Winding Drive Artisan Jams, from Woodbury, CT. Artisan jams, jellies, and marmalades that emphasize distinctive flavor blends and traditional cooking methods. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Bronxville Farmers' Market - Bronxville
Through November 23, 2013 - Bronxville

Thirty-eight vendors, from veggies, fruit, pasture-raised meats, and poultry, to yarn.

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers' Market - Croton-on-Hudson
Through November 24, 2013 - Croton-on-Hudson

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

Farmers' Market - Piermont Village
Through November 24, 2013 - Piermont

This weekly market features chutneys, breads, baked goods, produce, and artisanal cheese. Sundays through November 24.

GreenMarket Farmers' Market - The New York Botanical Garden
Through November 27, 2013 - Bronx

The New York Botanical Garden's Greenmarket provides affordable, locally grown produce along with fresh, nutritious baked goods, and other specialty items. Talk to the farmers to learn more about the nutritional and health benefits of gardening and eating locally. Learn how to use produce from the market to make easy, nutritional meals at weekly cooking demonstrations and find out about composting, recycling, growing vegetables, and more at special demonstrations throughout the season. Hear "what's fresh" at the market each week by calling 718-362-9561 and pressing 406# to find out what you can incorporate into your meals. Cooking demonstrations, recipe exchanges, and raffles as well as educational programming will take place in the market throughout the season. Every Wednesday John Scardina graces the market with live folk music. Free admission and parking to shop at the Greenmarket.

Breastfeeding Support Group - New York Methodist Hospital
Through November 30, 2013 -

Discuss questions and concerns regarding breastfeeding and find support and encouragement with this group, which meets regularly.

Sunday Story Time - Greenlight Bookstore
Through November 30, 2013 - Brooklyn

Babies and toddlers enjoy stories as read by a different visiting author each week.

Discovery Quests - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center
Through November 30, 2013 - Cornwall

Families are invited to learn about nature in a fun interactive way. Each guidebook sends participants looking for clues along nature center trails, which range from casual to challenging. Saturdays and Sundays through November.

Valerie Hegarty: Alternative Histories - Brooklyn Museum
Through December 01, 2013 - Brooklyn

Valerie Hegarty: Alternative Histories is the second in a series inviting contemporary artists to activate the Brooklyn Museum's Period Rooms. Hegarty's site-specific artworks, which address themes of colonization, Manifest Destiny, and repressed history, are on display in the Cupola House parlor and dining room, and in the dining room of the Cane Acres Plantation. Her installation in the Cupola House includes a Native American -- patterned rug that appears to be overgrown with grass, roots, and flowers, as well as two portraits in "conversation," one of George Washington and the other of an unidentified Native American chief. In her signature style, Hegarty has fabricated the portraits to look as though they are partially dissolved. In the plantation dining room, she has created a tableau that includes 19th-century still-life paintings come to life, with fruit bursting from their frames and into the room, to be picked at by three-dimensional crows. The installation's cultural referents include Alfred Hitchcock, racial segregation, and vanitas paintings (still-life meditations on mortality).

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.

Phone Art - Old Town Hall Museum
Through December 01, 2013 - Stamford

Phone Art is a cutting edge exhibit of photographs, art and videos created with smartphones or tablets. Featuring works by California iPhonegrapher Bob Poe and a juried collection of work from artists nationwide. Novice, intermediate and advanced workshops are available. Visit picture-that.com for museum hours, workshop schedule and guided tours. June 14-December 1, 2013.

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.

The Westchester/Fairfield Positive Birth Group - The Landmark Building
Through December 09, 2013 - Port Chester

Tired of hearing birth horror stories? This free Positive Birth Group meets the second Monday of each month and is open to all women, regardless of their specific birth choices, who want to spend time with other women who are positive about birth. The group is limited to 10 participants, so registration is required. Please call the facilitator at 914-774-3785.

Rye Farmers' Market - Rye
Through December 15, 2013 - Rye

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

Larchmont Farmers' Market - Larchmont
Through December 21, 2013 - Larchmont

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

Ossining Farmers' Market - Ossining
Through December 21, 2013 - Ossining

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

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 23, 2013 - Spring Valley

Harambee Dance Company, fabulous performers of African dance and music, teach this weekly workshop. Registration is requested.

So Smart Kids Fun Fitness Program - Vee Arnis Jitsu
Through December 28, 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.

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.

Kids Club Meeting - Queens Center Mall-Guest Services
Through December 28, 2013 - Elmhurst

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

Forest Hills Greenmarket - Forest Hills (outside Post Office)
Through December 29, 2013 - Forest Hills

Features fresh, locally-grown vegetables, orchard fruit, nuts, coffee, berries, potted plants, flowers, honey, fresh seafood, breads, pastries, and more. This market is open Sundays through December 29.

Jackson Heights Greenmarket - Travers Park
Through December 29, 2013 - Jackson Heights

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

Mastodons: Ice Age to Discovery - Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Wildlife Education Center
Through December 29, 2013 - Cornwall

This little gem of a nature center in nearby Orange County hosts a special exhibit this year on mastodons, a cool subject for many kids. And at 2:30pm, young visitors can join a Museum Educator to "Meet the (live) Animal" of the week. Exhibit runs each weekend through December.

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.

Indoor Play - Powerplay
Through December 31, 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.

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.

El Museo's Bienal 2013: Here Is Where We Jump - El Museo Del Barrio
Through January 04, 2014 - New York

The seventh edition of El Museo's biennial exhibition. La Bienal features work by Latino and Latin-American artists, from newly-minted to mid-career, who live and work in the greater metropolitan area of New York City. The exhibition was designed to give opportunities to artists and to make the public aware of their work, and features new works by artists who have never shown at El Museo.

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

Back by popular demand, this delightful exhibition introduces visitors to the colorful and richly diverse world of frogs. More than 150 live frogs, from the tiny phantasmal dart-poison frog (which is less than an inch long) to the enormous African bullfrog (which can be as big as 8 inches in diameter), are shown in re-created habitats, complete with rock ledges, live plants, and waterfalls. Featuring approximately 25 species from such countries as Argentina, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Paraguay, Russia, Sumatra, the United States, and Uruguay, the exhibition explores the evolution and biology of these amphibians, their importance to ecosystems, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments. Interactive stations throughout the exhibition invite visitors to activate recorded frog calls, view videos of frogs in action, and test their knowledge about these fascinating amphibians.

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.

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors - American Museum of Natural History
Through January 05, 2014 - Upper West Side

Back by popular demand, this delightful exhibition introduces visitors to the colorful and richly diverse world of frogs. More than 150 live frogs, from the tiny phantasmal dart-poison frog (which is less than an inch long) to the enormous African bullfrog (which can be as big as 8 inches in diameter), are shown in re-created habitats, complete with rock ledges, live plants, and waterfalls. Featuring approximately 25 species from such countries as Argentina, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Paraguay, Russia, Sumatra, the United States, and Uruguay, the exhibition explores the evolution and biology of these amphibians, their importance to ecosystems, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments. Interactive stations throughout the exhibition invite visitors to activate recorded frog calls, view videos of frogs in action, and test their knowledge about these fascinating amphibians. This exhibition is presented with appreciation to Clyde Peeling's Reptiland.

Shipwreck! Pirates & Treasure - Discovery Times Square
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure will capture your imagination and take you on an incredible journey through thousands of years of maritime history. Experience hurricane-force winds, pick up treasure with a robotic arm, and explore the mysteries of the deep. This exhibit features over 500 authentic artifacts, including gold and silver treasures, as well as the incredible science and technology used to work thousands of feet below the ocean's surface.

The Art of the Brick - Discovery Times Square
Through January 05, 2014 - New York

This exhibition by artist Nathan Sawaya is a critically acclaimed collection of intriguing and inspiring works of art made exclusively from one of the most recognizable toys in the world: LEGO bricks. This is the world's biggest and most elaborate display of LEGO art ever and features brand-new, never-before-seen pieces by Sawaya.

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.

XL: 19 New Acquisitions in Photography - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Through January 06, 2014 - New York

This exhibition offers a critical assessment of photography's influential role in contemporary art through a selection of recent major acquisitions, comprised primarily of multipart and serial works by 19 artists. These works -- each of which is being presented at MoMA for the first time -- are grounded in diverse photographic traditions, suggesting the creative fertility of the medium from 1960 to today. They range from postwar experiments with darkroom processes, such as photograms and photomontages; to 1970s feminist performances conceived for the camera; to political and documentary engagements with themes of labor history and globalization in the 1980s; to post-appropriative forms of archival and historical reconstitution since 2000. The cross-generational group of 19 international artists features Yto Barrada, Phil Collins, Liz Deschenes, Stan Douglas, VALIE EXPORT, Robert Frank, Paul Graham, Leslie Hewitt, Birgit Jurgenssen, Jurgen Klauke, Bela Kolarova, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Dora Maurer, Oscar Munoz, Mariah Robertson, Allan Sekula, Stephen Shore, Hank Willis Thomas, and Akram Zaatari.

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.

'Tornado Alley' - Maritime Aquarium
Through January 16, 2014 - Norwalk

This film invites the audience to follow along with a daring team of "storm chasers" as they work to understand the origins and evolution of tornadoes. Sean Casey, star of the Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers" reality series, leads this mission to document one of Earth's most awe-inspiring events - the birth of a tornado.

Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger - Museum of Arts & Design
Through January 20, 2014 - New York

Featuring over 450 pieces of fashion jewelry by designers such as Miriam Haskell, Marcel Boucher, Balenciaga, Kenneth Jay Lane, and Gripoix, this exhibition will be an eye-opening display of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, many of them one-of-a-kind, drawn from the world-renowned collection of Barbara Berger. The daughter of an American diamond merchant, Berger began her collection of some 3,000 bijoux de couture when she purchased a pair of Chanel earrings at a French flea market as a teenager and went on to assemble one of the largest and finest collections of couture jewelry in the world.

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.

The ABC Of It: Why Children's Books Matter - The New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Through March 23, 2014 - Midtown

The New York Public Library explores children's literature and its crucial role in educating and entertaining readers of all ages, and shaping and chronicling society and culture, in its new free exhibition, The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter. The exhibition will run from June 21, 2013 until March 23, 2014 at the library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Curated by noted children's book expert Leonard S. Marcus, The ABC of It features nearly 250 items from across the library's vast collections. Original artwork, correspondence, and recordings accompany books from significant authors from the 1600s to the modern day. It provides a meaningful new context for many of the New York Public Library's treasures: the copy of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" that belonged to Alice Liddell, the child for whom Lewis Carroll wrote it; a rare 1666 illustrated children's edition of Aesop's fables that survived the Great Fire of London; Nathaniel Hawthorne's family copy of "Mother Goose," with annotations stating some passages were too scary to read to their children; the manuscript of Frances Hodgson Burnett's "The Secret Garden;" Mary Poppins author P. L. Travers's parrot-head umbrella; recordings of E.B. White reading excerpts of "Charlotte's Web;" and the original Winnie-the-Pooh stuffed animals; among others.

Exhibition: Six Ladders - Katonah Museum of Art
Through April 21, 2014 - Katonah

Bright swaths of vibrant colors transform the Katonah Museum of Art's exterior in its newest outdoor exhibition, "Six Ladders," by artist Andrea Lilienthal. Lilienthal created a series of giant bamboo ladders for the Museum's stately Sculpture Garden that are whimsical and enigmatic; their brilliant colors electrify the natural surroundings. Five ladders, with their cheerful colors and playful patterns, lean against the Museum's enormous spruce trees in various positions and at different angles. On the building's facade, a sixth, 30-foot ladder extends just short of the roofline - its form and ribbons of color energizing the wall and lending sculptural dimension to the flat expanse. Each of the ladders are hand-constructed from sturdy commercial bamboo, harvested in China, and painted with high-gloss outdoor enamel paint from Holland. Their surfaces are smooth and reflective, in contrast to the course-textured tree bark. According to Katonah Museum of Art Curator Ellen Keiter, "These are not functional structures - their bottom rungs are too high to mount and the ladders fail to reach the top of their intended destinations. These are instead beautiful works of art; Andrea Lilienthal responds to the inherent geometry of ladders and the repetitive rhythm of their rungs. She finds beauty in their simple, minimalist construction." "Lilienthal's ladders instill a sense of wonder and suggest that seemingly unreachable goals can be attained," she says. Keiter explains that bamboo is a hollow-stemmed, woody plant that "bows, sways, and splits, so slight imperfections, even substantial cracks, add distinctive character to each ladder. No two ladders are painted the same, yet their similarly saturated hues coalesce into a lively visual harmony." She adds, "The bands of luscious color wrap around the bamboo like candy confections, and bright confetti patterns alternate with stark black-and-white designs. A causal link exists between the artificial colors and the natural bamboo. On one ladder, Lilienthal painted white rings around the growth nodes of the bamboo; on another, the nodes demarcate the lengths of painted blue and orange sections." Says Lilienthal: "These magnificent and mysterious trees [at the Katonah Museum of Art], whose tops are not even visible, dwarf the people and furniture below. In response to their super scale, I chose the ladder, a form with human scale and multiple readings: utilitarian ancient, mythic, and universal. The severe and stately trees support the bamboo ladders in an implied partnership; rooted and stable, the trees assist the ladders in their attempt to ascend. But ultimately, how do you mount an 80-foot Norwegian spruce tree? My answer was to climb it with imagination, affirming our connection to the natural world." Lilienthal has used bamboo in her artistic practice for several years. In earlier installations, she aligned multiple painted, wrapped, or taped bamboo poles along a wall - works awash in color, but still relatable in size. However, her current exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art is in keeping with the majesty, diameter, and spacing of the giant spruce trees. Adding to the intrigue of this exhibition are enlarged photographs of the Garden's spruce trees displayed in the Museum's two west windows adjacent to the lone 30-foot ladder. On first impression, the images appear as reflections. In this way, Lilienthal reinforces the relationship between the ladders and the trees while further playing with the viewers' perceptions and expectations. Historically, ladders carry rich and universal associations. In many faiths and fables, ladders are a symbol of ascent, of travel, of reaching upward. In modern times, they represent progress and growth, allowing us to reach higher than we would otherwise be able to go. Ladders symbolize elevation: from darkness to light, from ignorance to knowledge, and from the material to the spiritual. They are featured in art from prehistoric cave paintings to contemporary times. Jacob's Ladder, the metaphysical passage between heaven and earth, is mentioned in the first book of the Bible, and is represented in such disparate media as Renaissance paintings and popular video games. There is a popular African-American spiritual, "We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder," Eric Carl's beloved children's picture book, "Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me," and innumerable colloquialisms regarding "the ladder of success." On view through April 21, 2014 during Museum hours: Sundays: 12-5pm; Tuesdays through Saturdays: 10am-5pm. Closed Mondays.

Body Worlds: Pulse - Discovery Times Square
Through April 27, 2014 - New York

The newest in the renowned BODY WORLDS series, which has presented the human body in groundbreaking ways for discovery to more than 36 million people around the world.

A Beautiful Way to Go: New York's Green-Wood Cemetery - Museum of the City of New York
Through May 15, 2014 - New York

Predating both Central Park and Prospect Park, Green-Wood Cemetery was one of the most important public green spaces in 19th-century America. This exhibit marks the 175th anniversary of this significant national landmark, exploring how its carefully constructed bucolic landscape reflected changing notions not only of death but of nature, and how Green-wood helped to inaugurate a rising trend of so-called rural cemeteries and public parks.

Against the Odds: American Jews & the Rescue of Europe's Refugees, 1933-1941 - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Through May 21, 2014 - New York

Between 1933 and 1941, thousands of Jews in flight from Nazi persecution sought haven in the United States, reaching out to relatives, friends, and even strangers. Against the Odds tells the story of American Jews who answered their call for help. Working within the constraints of American laws that strictly limited immigration, these generous individuals overcame tremendous obstacles to help many of the refugees reach safety.

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.

In Parts - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through June 13, 2014 - New York

Artists frequently think beyond the unique object, to work with a group of closely related images that together express an artistic vision in its entirety. This ongoing installation, drawn from the Museum's extensive holding of works on paper, presents examples of this creative process. Works by Dotty Attie, Mark Bradford, Carroll Dunham, Dan Flavin, Jasper Johns, Elizabeth Murray, Lorna Simpson, Joyce Trieman, and Terry Winters, among other artists, will be shown in rotation.

Kandinsky in Paris, 1934-1944 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Through June 28, 2014 - New York

This exhibit examines work Vasily Kandinsky produced in the last 11 years of his life, when he settled in the Parisian suburb Neuilly-sur-Seine. These late paintings are characterized by whimsical biomorphic imagery drawn from diagrams of primitive cellular forms and pastel hues reminiscent of the colors of the artist's Russian origins.

From India East - Rubin Museum of Art
Through July 07, 2014 - New York

This year-long exhibition allows the museum to exhibit for the first time examples from far beyond the Himalayan region, including art from Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, and Japan. The loan was made possible by the Brooklyn Museum's temporary closing of its Asian art galleries.

Stewart Uoo and Jana Euler: Outside Inside Sensibility - Whitney Museum of American Art
Through August 11, 2014 - New York

Stewart Uoo and Jana Euler are emblematic of an emerging group of artists whose work interrogates how the social, technological, cultural forces at work today shape the contemporary "self." In this exhibition, Uoo's dystopic cyborg-mannequins are juxtaposed with Euler's multilayered figurative painting within an environment designed by Uoo. Seen together, the works suggest new ways of thinking about contemporary portraiture.

Tick-Borne Disease Alliance Annual Benefit to Honor Those Affected By Tick-Borne Diseases and Raise Awareness - Pier 60, Chelsea Piers
Through May 02, 2015 - New York

The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness, supporting initiatives and promoting advocacy to find a cure for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, will hold its 2013 Annual Benefit on Thursday, May 2nd in New York City. During the event, TBDA will honor key supporters and patients who have emerged as leaders in the fight against tick-borne diseases, including Lyme. Actress Candice Accola, star of the hit TV show “The Vampire Diaries,” will serve as master of ceremonies. During the evening, Courage Awards will be presented to three women who have demonstrated inspiring perseverance in their personal battles with tick-borne diseases: Cara Munn, who overcame a harrowing personal experience after contracting tick-borne encephalitis on a school trip to China, which left her unable to speak; Meghan Harrison, a former model and varsity swimmer who created the Lyme Lite Fashion Show to support awareness; and Lori Brownell, a 17-year-old from Upstate New York who shares her ongoing struggle with Lyme through a series of YouTube videos. Norma Russo will accept the Humanitarian Award for her pivotal role in advancing awareness about the impact of tick-borne diseases around the world, in particular Latin America, among sufferers and the medical community. The TBDA Annual Benefit will be held on Thursday, May 2nd at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. The dinner and awards program will include a silent auction, a samba band and dancers. Cocktails and the silent auction will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards program. More information about the event can be found at www.tbdalliance.org.

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

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

Toy Boat-Making Workshop - Maritime Aquarium
Through December 31, 2015 - Norwalk

Visit the toy boat-making area on weekends for a fun 20-minute boat-building project. Build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home as a special keepsake of your visit. Saturdays and Sundays year-round.

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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